| Oct 9, 2011
A physical clash between a John Muir High School student and the school’s football coach has prompted Pasadena Unified School District officials to review policies on searching students and their property for weapons and other contraband. Coach...
| Feb 12, 2012
Pasadena Muir, which finished the regular season 24-2 and 13-1 in the Pacific League, has been forced to forfeit 20 victories because of an ineligible player, Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said Sunday. The Pacific League resubmitted its teams...
| Apr 19, 2012
Master gardener Mud Baron supplies school gardens with evangelical zeal....
| Apr 23, 2012
Mud Baron: Youth gardening guru organizes plug mobs, seedling giveaways for people associated with school gardens...
| Jul 11, 2012
Cookbook legend Marion Cunningham dies...
| Sep 26, 2010
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...
| May 24, 2010
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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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2009
The Wilderness Warrior
Theodore Roosevelt and the
Crusade for America
Harper: 960 pp., $34.99
Reviewing several Roosevelt biographies in 1920, H.L. Mencken reported that he had found more "gush" than "sense." Douglas Brinkley's...
| Sep 25, 2009
Ours is a house divided -- not by red and blue states but by something more essential: our relationship to what's wild. Should we leave it alone? Cherish it and make sure it lasts? Or continue to wall it up, fence it off and take shiny things from it so...