| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:14 PM
The Orlando Magic narrowed their field of coaching candidates to three finalists: Michael Curry, Lindsey Hunter and Jacque Vaughn. Of those three, the most likely choice is Vaughn.
So let’s take a closer look at Vaughn.
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A new literacy garden opened at John Muir Elementary School in South Glendale on Friday, and campus kindergartners joined members of the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club and school faculty to celebrate.
Rotarian Stephan Ropfogel headed up the project,...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Vic and I attended the Newport Beach Film Festival this past weekend.
Naturally, Vic and I focused on environmental documentaries. We saw three films, "A Fierce Green Fire,""Last Call at the Oasis,"and"Bitter Seeds."
"A Fierce Green Fire" is based on...
| May 1, 2012
| 9:08 PM
PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police arrested a high school student Tuesday after he allegedly showed up to class with a fake gun tucked in his waistband.
Pasadena police responded about 9:45 a.m. to John Muir High School to a report of a student with a...
| Aug 15, 2010
My aha! moment came after Andy Steele told me to close my eyes and grope a tree.
Steele, a retired forest ranger and naturalist at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming, then had me eat a few pine needles and kneel in the snow to see whether a squirrel...
| May 24, 2010
| 1:06 PM
Our first campsite was so cramped tents were piled together like tenements. Our path up to Nevada Falls was congested - we got stuck behind fanny-pack hikers snapping photos every 200 feet. Our immersion in nature was so, well, unnatural, we spent...
| Jan 25, 2009
Mary Austin and
the American West
Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson
University of California Press:
324 pp., $29.95
Few writers of her period overcame more obstacles than Mary Austin. Stuck in a disappointing marriage, Austin (1868-1934) spent the...
| Apr 19, 2009
A Season of Bounty
Ecco: 253 pp., $26.99
Bernd Heinrich is one of our greatest living naturalists in the tradition of Gerald Durrell; he's John Muir (without the wandering), Edward Abbey (without the politics), Jacques...
| Dec 3, 2006
In 1510, a Spanish writer named Garci Ordóñez de Montalvo published a fantasist novel called "Las Sergas de Esplandian," about a golden island ruled by a dark-skinned Amazon queen called Califia. This book would end up giving California its name.
| Dec 13, 2009
The environmental movement may not yet have changed the world, but it has certainly changed the world of children's books. Hardly a science or nature book for kids fails to sound a warning about habitats, species and resources in danger. Where 10 years...
| Nov 12, 2008
Like everyone else at the Old Dominion Literary Festival, Southern California poet Douglas Kearney had turned his ringer off. So when a stranger called and left an undecipherable message, Kearney, preparing for his reading, didn't think much of it. As a...