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January 11, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Tim Setnicka, who was recently reassigned from his job as superintendent of Channel Islands National Park, has retired. Setnicka, 57, headed the park from 1997 until last October, when he was abruptly removed from the job and given new duties at the National Park Service's Pacific West regional headquarters in Oakland. Setnicka, who spent 32 years with the park service, had a reputation for aggressiveness and blunt talk that some found intimidating.
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January 11, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Tim Setnicka, who was recently reassigned from his job as superintendent of Channel Islands National Park, has retired. Setnicka, 57, headed the park from 1997 until last October, when he was abruptly removed from the job and given new duties at the National Park Service's Pacific West regional headquarters in Oakland. Setnicka, who spent 32 years with the park service, had a reputation for aggressiveness and blunt talk that some found intimidating.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1999
Re "Plaque Caught Between a Rock and Park Service," Ventura County Life column, Aug. 22. Once again, the issue of poor management practices at Channel Islands National Park is being raised. Since Tim Setnicka was promoted to superintendent the list of "public relations blunders" has snowballed. Do we recall fishermen picketing the park headquarters, the heritage horse herd, the Raid, hantavirus and now the plaque? Setnicka did not order the removal of the plaque because it is "personal property" but because it represented something placed on the island with the concurrence of Francis Gherini and Island Adventures who together had been a thorn is his fist of management.
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October 15, 2002 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
Tim Setnicka, the hard-charging, controversial superintendent of Channel Islands National Park, was abruptly transferred last week, leaving his professional future and that of several major island restoration projects in limbo. Setnicka, head of the five-island park and marine sanctuary park since 1997, will work in the National Park Service's western regional office in Oakland, where he will perform as yet unexplained duties, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1998
We witness another appalling public relations disaster for Channel Islands National Park as Supt. Tim Setnicka transforms a horse roundup into a roundup of the usual suspects--those who dare to question his policies. The abrupt early-morning ejection of all campers from Santa Cruz Island's Scorpion Ranch in order to remove corralled horses had little to do with public safety. Rather it had everything to do with removing witnesses to the controversial event. Following on last year's SWAT team helicopter assault to force the hunting concession off the island, the action established a pattern of cavalier and macho high-handedness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2002 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
Tim Setnicka, the hard-charging, controversial superintendent of Channel Islands National Park, was abruptly transferred last week, leaving his professional future and that of several major island restoration projects in limbo. Setnicka, head of the five-island park and marine sanctuary park since 1997, will work in the National Park Service's western regional office in Oakland, where he will perform as yet unexplained duties, officials said.
SPORTS
June 25, 1998 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The motto "To Protect and Serve" belongs to the Los Angeles Police Department, but it has been adopted in spirit by Tim Setnicka, superintendent of Channel Islands National Park. Since being appointed top administrator in February 1997, Setnicka has taken an assertive approach to overseeing the five-island park, earning a reputation as a tough cop and a compassionate ranger.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Island Packers Co. has won renewal of its contract to provide boat service to Channel Islands National Park from the Ventura and Channel Islands harbors. Island Packers has been the sole boat concession to the park for more than 25 years. Its contract was renewed for 10 years. "Island Packers has been a part of this park since its inception," said Tim Setnicka, Channel Islands National Park superintendent.
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September 6, 1997 | MACK REED
A hunting guide who unearthed a Chumash grave and handed artifacts from it to undercover agents on Santa Cruz Island was found guilty Friday of felony grave desecration and other charges. A Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury deliberated several hours before finding guide Brian Krantz, 33, guilty of grave desecration, archeological disturbance and killing ravens, said Tim Setnicka, superintendent of Channel Islands National Park.
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June 30, 1999
Officials of the National Park Service assured a congressional panel Tuesday that they are stepping up efforts to educate the public about virus-infected mice at Channel Islands National Park. "Although high mouse densities and the presence of hantavirus antibodies combine to create some risk, the risks to [park] visitors are low, finite and are insufficient to consider closing the park," said Maureen Finnerty, of the National Park Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1999
Re "Plaque Caught Between a Rock and Park Service," Ventura County Life column, Aug. 22. Once again, the issue of poor management practices at Channel Islands National Park is being raised. Since Tim Setnicka was promoted to superintendent the list of "public relations blunders" has snowballed. Do we recall fishermen picketing the park headquarters, the heritage horse herd, the Raid, hantavirus and now the plaque? Setnicka did not order the removal of the plaque because it is "personal property" but because it represented something placed on the island with the concurrence of Francis Gherini and Island Adventures who together had been a thorn is his fist of management.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1998
We witness another appalling public relations disaster for Channel Islands National Park as Supt. Tim Setnicka transforms a horse roundup into a roundup of the usual suspects--those who dare to question his policies. The abrupt early-morning ejection of all campers from Santa Cruz Island's Scorpion Ranch in order to remove corralled horses had little to do with public safety. Rather it had everything to do with removing witnesses to the controversial event. Following on last year's SWAT team helicopter assault to force the hunting concession off the island, the action established a pattern of cavalier and macho high-handedness.
SPORTS
June 25, 1998 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The motto "To Protect and Serve" belongs to the Los Angeles Police Department, but it has been adopted in spirit by Tim Setnicka, superintendent of Channel Islands National Park. Since being appointed top administrator in February 1997, Setnicka has taken an assertive approach to overseeing the five-island park, earning a reputation as a tough cop and a compassionate ranger.
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February 21, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
The county's top animal-regulation official has asked the National Park Service to ensure that no more sheep are killed on Santa Cruz Island. Kathy Jenks, director of Ventura County's Animal Regulation Department, on Thursday asked Channel Islands National Park Supt. Tim Setnicka to halt the slaughter on the eastern part of the island, which earlier this month became National Park Service property.
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October 16, 2002 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
The National Park Service official who removed Tim Setnicka as superintendent of Channel Islands National Park said Tuesday that his decision was based solely on the needs of the agency and not on any controversies kicked up during Setnicka's tenure. "It would be an overstatement and an exaggeration to say anything else was going on here," said Arthur Eck, deputy regional director in Oakland. Transferring managers is common in the park service, he said.
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