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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1985
The Descanso Ranger District near Pine Valley, now open to the public as the Pine Creek wilderness area, is ready with maps and brochures for visitors to the 13,000 acres of brush-covered slopes and tree-lined canyons south of Interstate 8. In a designated wilderness area, visitors cannot use cars, motorcycles and bicycles, said Greg Greenhoe, a recreation officer in the Descanso Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest.
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NEWS
January 13, 1991
Mountain bikes, trail management and the development of trails within the protected San Gabriel Wilderness Area are among the topics scheduled for discussion Monday during a public meeting to be held by Angeles National Forest's Arroyo Seco District. People who wish to make formal comments during the meeting have been asked to submit written summaries in advance, Ranger Terry Ellis said. Summaries can be delivered to the district office at Oak Grove Park or sent by fax to (818) 790-5392.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
The 930-acre Arroyo Trabuco wilderness area, one of the most active wildlife corridors in the county, will be twice as large as originally planned when it opens in a few months. With the recent grant of an additional 980 acres of open space by the Santa Margarita Co., outdoors enthusiasts will be able to enjoy hiking trails that stretch for up to 12 miles. "We've owned the land since 1983, yet we've never been able to open it to the public until now," county parks manager Tim Miller said.
NEWS
March 12, 1992
The City Council voted 3 to 1 Tuesday to designate the South Hills area as a wilderness, prohibiting its use for business, housing and vehicles. The hilly area of more than 200 acres is bordered by Big Dalton Wash on the north, Glendora Avenue on the west, the Foothill Freeway (210) on the south and a rough line formed by a series of cul-de-sacs extending from Hunters Trail on the east. It incorporates the area previously called South Hills Park.
OPINION
April 21, 2002
Three cheers for John Balzar's April 17 commentary, "Charging to the End of Paradise," protesting the Bush administration's plans to make permanent the charging of "recreational" fees to visit any wilderness area that is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. Not enough people are aware of this encroachment on the free use of public land, which we have already paid to buy and maintain, and of the rapid commercialization that goes along with fee-for-use. Yes, there are many more important issues to be concerned about, issues dealing with our security, health, finances and the proliferation of violence at home and abroad, but ready access to wilderness sites for recreation and enjoyment of nature is of real value to all of us. Those who care about the wilderness will be taking note of the June 15 national protest date.
NEWS
March 29, 1990
The city of Glendale has been awarded $200,000 in state funds to begin improving a wilderness recreation area that provides access to miles of hiking and riding trails in the Los Angeles area. The funds, allocated last week by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, will be used to develop a master plan for the Gov. George Deukmejian Wilderness Park, a 702-acre mountainside preserve in the La Crescenta foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Because rain has reduced fire hazards, several wilderness areas that had been closed to the public since May will reopen Monday, fire officials said. They include south of Bonita Canyon Drive, Sand Canyon Avenue and the San Diego Freeway to Pacific Coast Highway, as well as west of Laguna Canyon Road to the Newport Beach Wildland/Urban Interface of Buck Gully in Corona del Mar.
TRAVEL
February 1, 2009 | Hugo Martin
Coming up with a list of California's ultimate parks and wild places is like being asked to choose your favorite family member. Each one is special in his own way, even that annoying brother who still owes you $100. How can you pick? If you choose the most popular parks, you end up with a list of the state's most crowded and overdeveloped parks. (Old Town San Diego State Historic Park averages 5 million visitors a year but is more like a collection of historic buildings than a park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1992 | KAY SAILLANT
The vast majority of Los Padres National Forest will remain open to campers and hunters despite earlier cautions that it could be closed after Labor Day because of the high fire danger, an official said Tuesday. Forestry officials last month considered closing the wilderness area after the Labor Day weekend if fire conditions remained hazardous, said Los Padres National Forest spokeswoman Kathy Good.
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