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John Muir

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  • On a pilgrimage to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

    On a pilgrimage to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
    The White Mountains that straddle the California-Nevada border are known for their extreme environment. They get less than a foot of rain a year. The wind blows almost constantly, and the temperatures can dip to well below zero. Hard to imagine, then,...
  • Small Wonders: Honor them for what they've done

    You know what I like best about Sequoia National Park? The fact that conservationist John Muir walked off its dusty trails and into a warm bed with a woman. What inspires me most about Neil Armstrong? That a straight man was willing to take one small...
  • Op-Ed: Gay history is everyone's history

    I was quite surprised to read not one but two columnists attack a new law, the FAIR Education Act, just signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. I usually find both columnists quite interesting and agree with most of their viewpoints, especially Dan Kimber's...
  • Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum

    Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum
    Our book club reads a wide range of titles, frequently about nature. We meet in the Sterling Morton Library, which contains 28,000 books, 12,000 artworks and several hundred nursery catalogs. "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau brought on one of our best...
  • A revolution in the schools

    A revolution in the schools
    A controversial movement to increase parental authority over public education is quickly gaining traction in Pasadena. A parent group recently forced a change in the principal’s office at Jefferson Elementary School, and organizers are now...
  • Natural Perspectives: Invertebrate 'hunting' provides good biology lesson

    Natural Perspectives: Invertebrate 'hunting' provides good biology lesson
    Vic and I searched for marine invertebrates at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve last week. Accompanying us were 18 young men and women from the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our task was to collect a variety of marine invertebrates for docents at...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Being part of all there is

    If you read the contents of this space last week, you’ll remember my students and I were heading to the Rocky Mountains to learn about history, Indian mythology, themselves, and how to survive on the land. Our mission was to live off the land in...
  • Trash is the latest fashion trend at Muir Middle School

    Trash is the latest fashion trend at Muir Middle School
    Models strode to and fro, blotting their makeup and adjusting their hair. Designers made last-minute tweaks to hemlines and shoulder straps. A producer looked anxiously at her watch. The scene backstage at the first Muir Middle School fashion show had...
  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl - West Roster

    U.S. Army All-American Bowl - West Roster
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  • Dean Ohanian

    1957-2011 Dean Ohanian was born and raised in Burbank, attended Edison ES, Luther Burbank JHS and graduated John Burroughs HS in 1975. Dean was an outstanding swimmer; he won many ribbons and trophies in competitions for the Burbank YMCA and Burroughs...
  • A peaceful interlude at the Mojave National Preserve

    A peaceful interlude at the Mojave National Preserve
    For a nation in perpetual motion, to cross the lands that make up the Mojave National Preserve has long meant only one thing: You are very nearly somewhere else. For westward-bound travelers, whether they came through open wilderness, along the now-...