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  • Natural Perspectives: Three green films at Newport Beach Film Festival

    Natural Perspectives: Three green films at Newport Beach Film Festival
    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...
  • Pasadena Student Arrested for Bringing Fake Gun to School

    Pasadena Student Arrested for Bringing Fake Gun to School
    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...
  • At California's four national monument candidates, the delight is in the details

    At California's four national monument candidates, the delight is in the details
    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...
  • 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...
  • "Mary Austin and the American West" by Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson

    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...
  • 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...
  • Land of reinvention

    Land of reinvention
    In 1510, a Spanish writer named Garci Ordˇ˝ez 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. About a...
  • 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...
  • Douglas Kearney says winning a Whiting Writers' Award is a fresh start

    Douglas Kearney says winning a Whiting Writers' Award is a fresh start
    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...
  • Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas

    Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas
    In science fiction, there's dystopia and there's utopia. There are the dark wizards of apocalypse, terrifying us with visions of humanity's grim comeuppance. And the starry-eyed fantasists, insisting how much better the future will be than the messy,...
  • 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...