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  • 'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan

    'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan
    The Big Burn Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America Timothy Egan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 324 pp., $27 During 18 years with the New York Times, many as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent, Timothy Egan wrote several nonfiction...
  • Kevin Starr: Making history

    I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr's books long before I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr. "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," the eighth volume in his serial love letter to California, is arriving in bookstores this...
  • Mike Roselle and 'Tree Spiker'

    Mike Roselle and 'Tree Spiker'
    Mike Roselle is in his element -- fighting a controversial coal industry practice called mountaintop removal mining in the town of Rock Creek, W. Va. "I had to bail some people out of jail," the 55-year-old rumbles happily by phone from the office of...
  • The joys of food, the great outdoors and quiet

    The joys of food, the great outdoors and quiet
    Summer World A Season of Bounty Bernd Heinrich 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...
  • Eco books for kids: Saving the planet, one book at a time

    Eco books for kids: Saving the planet, one book at a time
    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...
  • It's A Gray Area: 'Oh, beautiful, for spacious skies'

    This Thanksgiving weekend I celebrate our national parks and other gems administered for us by the U.S. National Park Service. One thing that I want to do before my life ends is visit all the national parks. So far, I have visited 26 of those 58 parks...
  • Event shows what Glendale High has to offer

    A joint PTSA and Cluster meeting at Glendale High recently included guests from Wilson and Roosevelt middle schools. Guests from area elementary schools were also invited for an evening of food, entertainment and information about the many quality...
  • Implement a policy of pedestrian safety

    Cars injure and kill our children ("Wilson student injured in collision," Dec 7). In the last two months, three students have been hit by cars in front of Glendale schools (Rosemont Middle School, John Muir Elementary and Wilson Middle School). Neither...
  • A via ferrata makes scaling a vertical face like climbing a jungle gym

  • New Burroughs position for Nicol

    Doug Nicol knows a little about running a successful high school program. For 11 seasons, ending in 2004, Nicol helped the Burroughs High girls' basketball team thrive. Along with turning out all-league and All-CIF Southern Section athletes, his teams...
  • Live grenade found at Glendale Community College Garfield campus

    SOUTH GLENDALE — Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb investigators on Thursday safely detonated a live Vietnam-era grenade that was unearthed by construction crews at a Garfield Avenue satellite campus for Glendale Community College. The discovery...