CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2013 |
PLACERVILLE, Calif. - At Hangtown Haven, Wednesdays were family night, and on movie night 30 to 40 residents watched DVDs on a mammoth outdoor TV. Residents nursed one another through drug and alcohol detoxification and helped heart and stroke patients recover in their tents. The mayor championed the endeavor, churches embraced it and one police chief said it brought down crime. But on Friday, what is believed to be California's only authorized, self-governing campground for homeless people shut down.
April 23, 2006
REGARDING "A City of Great Magnitude" [April 16]: We recently toured the 1906 San Francisco quake sites and found two restored quake cottages at the Presidio, along with three tents in which many refugees stayed. Both the tents and cottages are furnished as they would have been by the refugees. The tents came from the Army, which played a significant role in solving many of the immediate problems post-quake. The Presidio Visitors Center (now on the northern side of the Parade Ground)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1985
Humane treatment of prisoners in the County Jail should certainly include a bed to sleep in, however, I am perplexed about a recent statement by one authority that "tents are not considered acceptable." Before the landings in Italy by the U.S. 7th Army, our battalion spent eight months in North Africa in eight-man tents that had double bunks. Not far from us were 600 Italian prisoners of war with similar arrangements. What was our sentence? The duration plus six months! JOSEPH E. IRVINE Santa Ana
January 8, 2012
If you go THE BEST WAY TO MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE From L.A., take Interstate 10 or 210 east to Interstate 15. It takes less than four hours to drive to Kelso, in the heart of the preserve. From Las Vegas, it's about 90 minutes. Those who want to dip into the preserve from I-15 between L.A. and Vegas have many options, including the memorably named Zzyzx Road. Entry to the preserve is free. WHEELS If you have a four-wheel-drive, the Mojave has more than 1,000 miles of dirt backroads to explore.
June 18, 1985 |
Queen Elizabeth II led a procession of horse-drawn carriages down the track at the start of the Royal Ascot races today but gray skies and cold winds drove many racegoers inside refreshment tents. On a day when Britons traditionally parade their summer finery, umbrellas and heavy clothes were the fashion, although a few brave souls shivered in strapless tops and light jackets. The temperature didn't rise above 64 degrees.
May 21, 2006
The article by Jim Hayes ("Kaboom, Swat, Clang," The Generations Issue, April 30) really hit home. I lived in both Venice and Santa Monica. I went to school in tents after the earthquake. And I rode the Big Red Cars--the last time in 1942, when I went to Ft. MacArthur to be inducted into the Army. Give us more stories like this one. Paul Giampaolo Carlsbad
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1986 |
Ted Hayes' hopes for a Christmas Eve "miracle on 1st Street"--the setting up of Tent City II to provide holiday shelter for 300 of Los Angeles' estimated 30,000 homeless people--came close to happening Wednesday night but collapsed under the weight of governmental red tape and misunderstanding.
October 13, 2011 |
Wall Street protesters were preparing Thursday for a confrontation with authorities who are expected to enforce new rules in the Lower Manhattan park where the demonstrators have been camped out for almost a month. The protesters were told to clear out while Brookfield Office Properties Inc., the owner of Zuccotti Park, power-washes the area Friday morning. But company representatives — accompanied by police — handed out leaflets Thursday notifying the protesters that they could return only if they abide by new rules, which include no tents, tarps or sleeping bags on the ground, no lying on benches and no storing of personal property on the ground.
June 4, 2012 |
Camping is supposed to involve tents, sleeping bags and lots of dirt, but not so at one Manhattan luxury hotel . For the second year, AKA Central Park [(888) 381-4488] offers what it calls a "five-star camping experience" on the wraparound terrace of its 17th-floor penthouse suite at 42 W. 58th St. This uber-urbanized campout comes with a queen-sized bed, vodka cocktails, gourmet s'mores at midnight, flashlight and camping lantern (how quaint!), a telescope for stargazing and a Nook e-reader loaded with campfire stories.