CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2013 |
Janet Napolitano views her new job as president of the University of California system as being primarily "a huge public advocate for higher ed. " The former Arizona governor and U.S. secretary of Homeland Security was an unusual choice for UC: a politician without prior leadership experience in academia. Napolitano, 56, the first woman to hold the post, is paid $570,000 a year plus housing to manage the sprawling chain of 10 campuses, five medical centers and numerous research centers.
June 19, 2011
COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZ. Independence Day celebrations When, where: July 1-4, Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, SierraVista, Tombstone and Willcox Highlights: The communities of southeastern Arizona are festive for the Fourth, with Bisbee's Coaster Races down Tombstone Canyon, Sierra Vista's Pets & People parade (plus a variety of other parades throughout the county), a firefighters' water battle, sports matches, live entertainment and, of course, fireworks. Cost: Free Info: http://www.explorecochise.com PARK CITY, UTAH Park City Food & Wine Classic When, where: July 7-10, various venues Highlights: More than 100 high-profile chefs, vintners, brewers and distillers convene to present tastings, pairings, classes and culinary-themed outdoor adventures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2011 |
Built in 1859, the simple cottage in the scenic Gold Rush town of Sutter Creek wasn't even on the market in 1966 when Jane Way persuaded the owner to sell it. Way bought it "on a whim," she later said, during "an all-time low in my life. " "My son had been killed in an accident, my husband had split, my health was terrible — I'd had cancer twice," she told the San Francisco Chronicle in 1999. Seeking to reinvent her life, Way turned the property into the Sutter Creek Inn, an early bed and breakfast in the West that served as a prototype for many that followed, according to travel guidebooks.
October 25, 2009
It's only fitting that Tombstone, Ariz., which gained fame for a shootout, has a rough-and-tough gunslinger grave site. Check out the political commentary on the epitaphs of Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury, killed as they battled Wyatt Earp and his posse at the O.K. Corral. Want a taste of headstone humor? Try this: "Here lies Lester Moore / Four slugs from a .44 / No Les / No more." And this one recalls George Johnson (wrongly sentenced to hang for buying a stolen horse)
February 18, 2009 |
The Western Climate Initiative, touted as a model for national global warming legislation, will strain the region's electricity grid and prolong the economic recession, a business group asserted Tuesday. The initiative was launched in September by seven Western governors, including California's Arnold Schwarzenegger, and four Canadian provincial premiers. It seeks to slash regional greenhouse gas emissions by about 15% below 2005 levels in the next 12 years.
December 26, 2008 |
As much of the country awoke to a welcome reprieve from heavy snowfall and ice-slickened roads, a new winter storm in the West snarled holiday traffic and darkened lights on Christmas trees in thousands of homes Thursday. In the Sierra Nevada, heavy snow and whiteout conditions led police to shut down an 80-mile stretch of Interstate 80 for several hours between the California-Nevada line and Applegate, Calif. The California Highway Patrol told drivers to be prepared for slow going.