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John Muir

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  • Orlando Magic hire Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach

    Orlando Magic hire Jacque Vaughn as their new head coach
    Jacque Vaughn learned from some of the best coaches in basketball. He played for Roy Williams, Jerry Sloan, Doc Rivers and Gregg Popovich. He also apprenticed under Popovich as an assistant coach. The Orlando Magic hope Vaughn produces the same results...
  • Manifest Destiny, in art

    Manifest Destiny, in art
    In 1861 Carleton Watkins took the definitive picture of Yosemite Valley from the aptly named Inspiration Point. The sheer granite wall of El Capitan, as sharp as if cut with a cleaver, fills one side of the photo. A rising tier of rock monoliths marches...
  • Burbank Noon Rotary is historic event

    The July 12 meeting of the Burbank Rotary Club was an exciting and memorable gathering indeed. For not only was it the inaugural meeting of new president Jonathan Taylor (who announced that he was newlywed), but the Invocation was given by his father,...
  • Academic performance scores released

    Academic performance scores released
    As state standardized testing wraps up this week, the California Department of Education has given local school officials something new to chew on, releasing base academic performance scores and comparative school rankings. The base Academic Performance...
  • Sun shines on Mayor's Cup charity golf tourney

    We have had some very interesting weather lately. One day the temperature shoots up to the 80s, and the next day, we are freezing. But April 29 turned out to be a gorgeous day with the sun shining brightly on the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Mayor’s...
  • Covering the Sierra High Route by ski

    Covering the Sierra High Route by ski
    After Barry Ohm met mountain guide Dave Beck, Ohm knew he had to ski across the Sierra. Ohm, a seasoned climber who was living in South Lake Tahoe in 2009 when he took a winter survival class from Beck, was enthralled with Beck's tales of skiing in...
  • "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"

    "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"
    Famed naturalist and writer John Muir (a founder of the Sierra Club) once observed that if it ever came down to a war between the races, he would side with the bears. That remark inspired the title of this compelling collection of short fiction...
  • Glendale API scores trend upward

    Glendale API scores trend upward
    Glendale Unified improved its overall score to 851 for the 2010-11 school year on the Academic Performance Index, the all-important statewide measure of student achievement, according to data released Wednesday. The district score improved nine points...
  • Mailbag: Parental education not biggest factor in API scores

    As a former teacher in a very low-income Santa Ana school with very poorly educated parents, I agree with Tom Egan's commentary ("Like it or not, parental education influences API scores," Nov. 30) that parent education is a factor in poor Academic...
  • Yosemite's back-country hikers have seen the light

    Yosemite's back-country hikers have seen the light
    John Muir understood that the best way to see his beloved "Range of Light" is to travel light. His packing advice couldn't have been simpler: "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence." That's what I've done...
  • Coastal Gardener: Nature's various gardens are breathtaking

    "I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." —John Muir * We pulled back into the driveway, our adventure through some of California's best wild and human gardens...