CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2014 |
A large section of the historic Ventura Pier was reopened Sunday after inspectors determined damaged timber pilings did not threaten public safety. About two-thirds of the 1,600-foot-long pier was closed Friday after one of the supporting beams failed, apparently because of heavy waves. “We don't know definitively, but we suspect it was the high surf that caused it,” said Lysa Urban, a spokeswoman for the city of Ventura. The portion of the pier closest to shore, which provides access to two restaurants, was not affected by the closure, Urban said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1990
The voting is over and none of the timber initiatives won. Now can we stop cutting trees down at such a demonic rate? I know of people on both sides of the issue: timber industry workers, environmental activists and everyone in between, all of whom agree that we need to stop logging the watersheds and endangered species habitats. Timber harvest plans are rubber-stamped without site inspections or study of any kind. Can't we stop the name-calling and all get together now to agree on a safe and sane timber policy?
April 9, 1989 |
The crafted cabinet of select timber and hand-hammered metal timber, designed by Tony Stuart, opens up to form a cocktail bar. It was displayed to very good advantage in the fifth-floor corridor of the center's Green Building by the firm of Uniquely Australian. Its showroom wasn't quite ready but its products were, the cabinet being one of a wide selection from Down Under.
September 18, 1993 |
A dozen environmental groups proposed Friday to resume limited logging of Northwest timber that has been off limits under a court order protecting the northern spotted owl. They were responding to a Clinton Administration proposal to log even more timber, and their compromise offer amounted to only 60% of the renewed logging sought by the Administration. "We're still negotiating right now," said Tom Amontree, spokesman for Assistant Agriculture Secretary Jim Lyons, who oversees the U.S.
December 12, 2009
One job-stimulus idea: Have the federal government pay $1 million to keep several dozen people employed for just a few months while damaging a protected part of the largest intact temperate rain forest in the world. Ridiculous as it sounds, that's what the Obama administration was bent on doing until a judge's order stopped it this week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture had agreed to allow a lumber company to clear-cut 381 acres of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska in what had previously been declared a "roadless area," meaning it was supposed to be protected from road building.
May 24, 1992
After reading your article (May 14) regarding President Bush's decision to slaughter the already endangered spotted owls by allowing ancient growth timber harvests, I was disgusted. Our forests are already overharvested. Like the Gold Rush of the last century came to an end because the gold ran out, so shall our timber supplies. Why not leave well enough alone? And George Bush has dubbed himself the "Environmental President"? How dare he! President Bush is to America's ecology what Saddam Hussein is to the Middle East.