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John Muir

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  • Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why

    Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why
    It's all Thoreau's fault. In the whirring, churning American imagination, that vast and lovely virtual world — fed by books and stories — with territory one can still "light out" for, Thoreau is the guy who showed it was possible to get off...
  • 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...
  • Hiking the Sierra with three llamas and a baby

    Hiking the Sierra with three llamas and a baby
    I wouldn't call it a vacation, exactly. Any time you have three pet llamas and a 3-year-old and you're covering 30 miles in less than a week, it's like, well, let's call it an adventure. My wife, Amber, and I and our high-energy daughter Ediza spent a...
  • Brockmeyer to be inducted into Muir Alumni Hall of Fame

    Neal Brockmeyer, a life-long La Cañada Flintridge resident and stalwart advocate of local public schools, will be inducted next month into the John Muir High School Alumni Hall of Fame. Brockmeyer, 73, attended Muir from 1954 to 1956, where he was a...
  • The Gift of Reading-Exploring Nature Literature

    November 30-The McHenry County Conservation District presents The Gift of Reading-Exploring Nature Literature at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake, from 7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Are you, or someone you know, ready to curl up with...
  • 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...
  • Service Clubs: Scholars who met the challenge are honored

    The Magnolia Park Optimist Club honored students at its April 15 meeting who were able to overcome many obstacles to achieve their goals. Optimists Evie Magnante and Sue Kyle did an outstanding job of selecting the students who won "Meet the Challenge"...
  • National Parks off the beaten trail

    National Parks off the beaten trail
    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...
  • Picnic honors junior firefighters

    Three elementary school students became unofficial members of the Glendale Fire Department at Friday's Junior Fire picnic at Verdugo Park. The Fire Department hosted its annual picnic as a celebration for Glendale Unified fifth-graders who spent the last...
  • 10-20-30 Years Ago

    10-20-30  Years Ago
    Ten Years Ago A jury found Martin Higgins, 60, guilty in the April 1999 murder of James Cummings in the latter's La Cañada Boulevard home. Higgins had once been employed at Cummings' Up Th' Hill Bar in La Crescenta. Twenty Years Ago George Caswell,...
  • In the heat of the anniversary

    In the heat of the anniversary
    Hey, was it hot enough for you last weekend? I thought I was stuck in a pressure cooker and would never get out. I'm wishing that June gloom was back again. I have never run my air conditioning 24/7 before, but I sure did from Wednesday through Sunday....