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  • 'The Wilderness Warrior' by Douglas Brinkley

    'The Wilderness Warrior' by Douglas Brinkley
    The Wilderness Warrior Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America Douglas Brinkley 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...
  • 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea' by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

    'The National Parks: America's Best Idea' by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
    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...
  • John Muir's botanical pursuits brought to life

    John Muir's botanical pursuits brought to life
    John Muir loved plants. He loved their individual microscopic parts. He loved each one's totality. He understood their essential role in the vast, interconnected web that forms the fabric of our natural universe. Extinguish even the most seemingly minor...
  • Midwest capsules

    1. FLORIDA LOCATION: Gainesville. ENROLLMENT: 49,000 HOW THEY GOT HERE: Won SEC tourney RECORD: 29-5. RPI: 6th. RECORD VS. FIELD: 8-3. NCAA HISTORY: This is 14th appearance, and ninth in a row. The Gators are the defending NCAA champs, and they also had a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Service Clubs: Models are pretty as a picture

    The Foothill Civitan Club of Burbank's Philanthropy Fundraising Event on May 8 at the Castaway Restaurant was a great success. The fashion show, "Pretty as a Picture," with members of the club and families as the models was very well done and the...
  • Sports briefs

    Girls' volleyball camp offered Female players wishing to improve their volleyball skills can do so at the fifth annual Volleyball Players Camp. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 12-16 and July 19-23 at Bellarmine-Jefferson High. The...
  • Glendale High School receives gift of $11,000

    The 2009-10 academic year is now a memory, but it also provides the chance for PTAs to review the months with appreciation for the support and hard work that took place. At Glendale High School, the PTSA has announced its gift to the school thanks to...
  • Mesa Musings: Junior high at Rea

    In September 1956 I enrolled as a junior high student at Everett A. Rea School on Hamilton Street on Costa Mesa's West Side. Though an elementary school today, in '56 it and Horace Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Heights were the only two junior...
  • I'm Just Sayin': Saving trees from fools

    Trees have been long celebrated in poetry and song. I remember learning Odgen Nash's poem about trees when I was in elementary school. Somewhere I learned the World War II song "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree With Anyone Else But Me," and more recently my...