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October 13, 1989
Francis M. Wheat's column ("Ring the Environmental Alarms," Op-Ed Page, Sept. 20) is a cogent indictment of continuing congressional malfeasance in stewardship of our endangered environment. Removal of federal court power to grant interim injunctive relief to halt potentially ruinous logging operations on public lands, pending a full hearing, is outrageous. The Hatfield-Adams rider to the Interior Department's annual appropriations bill is environmental pork-barrel legislation--mischievous parochial protection for timber companies lumbering the old-growth timber in 13 national forests and other public lands elsewhere in the Northwest.
April 11, 2014 | By James Barrigan
CHIVAS USA AT PORTLAND When: 7:30. Where: Providence Park. On the air: Radio: 1220. Records: Chivas USA 1-2-2, Portland 0-2-3. Record vs. Portland (2013): 0-2-1. Update: Both coming off stinging losses, Portland and Chivas USA will each be looking for a win to pump some life into its 2014 season. Chivas USA was outclassed in a 3-0 loss to the Galaxy while the Timbers let Seattle escape with a point after leading the Sounders, 4-2, with less than five minutes left in regulation. Portland midfielder Diego Chara had two goals in the 4-4 tie. Chivas USA forward Erick Torres, whose four-game scoring streak was snapped last week, will be looking to get back on the score sheet.
September 29, 1990
Your backhanded attempt to equate loggers with the production of weapons is both cowardly and typical. And your statement that loggers can be retrained and re-employed shows a callous disregard for the families affected. No one has a greater love for animals and trees than I, but I reject the elitist notion that they have equal rights with humans. The ultimate goal of environmental activists is a total ban on timber harvesting. One can only hope that common sense will someday be the rule and not the exception.
March 26, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
A federal appeals court sided with the state of Alaska on Wednesday in a ruling that could open a large portion of the Tongass National Forest to road building and logging. In a split decision, a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a ruling by a district court, which found that the U.S. Forest Service had improperly exempted the Tongass from a 2001 rule banning new roads and timber harvesting on relatively pristine national forestland across the country. But it's unclear what the practical effects of the new ruling will be. The panel sent the case back to the lower court to decide whether the Forest Service needs to prepare environmental documents for the exemption.
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?
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.
April 9, 1989 | SAM HALL KAPLAN
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 | Associated Press
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.
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.
October 4, 1991
AB 860, the forestry reform bill currently sitting on Gov. Pete Wilson's desk, fails to achieve--in two essential respects--a necessary balance between forest conservation and continued timber productivity (editorial, "Saving Forests--and Timber Industry Too," Oct. 2). First, it imposes on timber harvesting arbitrary, prescribed limits that are anathema to sound forestry practice. The governor, conversely, favors science-based forest management in order that unique environmental conditions be considered in forestry decision-making.
March 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
The John Arnholt Smith Hacienda, with its classic walled courtyard design, an olive orchard and an aviary, sits on what was once part of an early ranch. Handcrafted masonry, heavy timbers and wide corridors evoke the look of the California missions. Location: 760 Via Miguel, La Habra Heights 90631 Asking price: $3 million Year built: 1936 Architect: Cliff May House size: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 4,664 square feet Lot size: 2.4 acres Features: Library/study, wine cellar, breakfast area, service entrance, detached four-car garage, lawn, gardens, patios, swimming pool, mountain, city and ocean views About the area: Last year, 554 single-family homes sold in the 90631 ZIP Code at a median price of $425,000, according to DataQuick.
March 6, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Snow, sleet and frozen rain damaged a year's worth of South Carolina's timber harvest last month, making it the most damaging storm in the region since 1989, officials reported. About 11% of the forestland was significantly affected by the pre-Valentine's Day storm, which left an inch of ice across half of the state. Though most of the $360 million in damage was considered “light” by the South Carolina Forestry Commission because some of it could be salvaged, the agency declared a disaster and called on timber companies Wednesday to save as much as they could.
January 26, 2014 | By Kim Christensen
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.
December 24, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The Stanislaus National Forest was a thickly forested wonderland of streams, wildlife and campgrounds until last summer's Rim fire - started by a hunter's illegal campfire - scorched more than 250,000 acres of it and the adjacent Yosemite National Park. To many people, it's a tragic sight now. What was once dense greenery is now scarred, gray and empty looking. But nature takes the long view. From its perspective, fire is about rejuvenation. It reinvigorates the soil and stimulates the growth of a greater variety of healthy new plants.
October 3, 2013 | By Chad Hanson
It was entirely predictable. Even before the ashes have cooled on the 257,000-acre Rim fire in and around Yosemite this year, the timber industry and its allies in Congress were using the fire as an excuse for suspending environmental laws and expanding logging operations on federal land. "The Yosemite Rim fire is a tragedy that has destroyed 400 square miles of our forests," said Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove) in announcing a bill he introduced late last month that would expedite massive taxpayer-subsidized clear-cutting on federal public lands in the fire area.
September 28, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
GALAXY AT PORTLAND When: 12:30 p.m. Where: Jeld-Wen Field, Portland On the air: TV: NBC; Radio: 1330 Records: Galaxy 13-10-6, Timbers 11-5-13 Record vs. Timbers: 0-1-1 Update: This is the third and final regular-season game between these rivals in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, with both clubs battling to stay in the top five in the standings to earn a playoff spot. Portland is third in the conference with 46 points and the Galaxy is tied with Colorado for fourth, one point behind the Timbers.
March 20, 1988
The epithet senior citizen has become tired and tiresome--condescending, somewhat deprecating and even pejorative. Let's try seasoned citizen --like fine timber (perhaps a little spicy to boot?) J. ARNOLD VARNEY Westchester
June 26, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
In an effort closely watched in California and Washington, eight top Oregon politicians have proposed a temporary cease-fire in the jobs-versus-nature fight that has been blamed for crippling the Pacific Northwest logging industry. The four-point bipartisan proposal attempts to expand timber harvests and cut layoffs over the next 15 months by asking environmental groups to exchange their court-ordered environmental protections for less-restrictive industry pledges to improve its harvesting practices.
June 3, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
Knott's Berry Farm has restored a theme park attraction considered groundbreaking in its time to a technological level its legendary creator could have only imagined when the ride was conceived more than four decades ago. Photos: Timber Mountain log ride at Knott's Berry Farm The 1969 Timber Mountain log ride , still the most popular attraction at the Buena Park theme park, reopened Friday after a multimillion-dollar renovation that...
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