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  • Let Iraq and Syria burn [Letter]

    Let Iraq and Syria burn [Letter]
    Your editorial on the situation in Iraq left many hard questions unanswered ("Hard choices in Iraq," June 16). Here is a suggestion: I was once a volunteer fireman who fought forest fires. After each fire was extinguished we were told that new growth...
  • Montrose SAR joins search for missing Arcadia firefighter in Los Padres National Forest

    Montrose SAR joins search for missing Arcadia firefighter in Los Padres National Forest
    Four rescuers from Montrose Search and Rescue team have joined the search in Los Padres National Forest for a missing firefighter and his dog, sheriff's officials confirmed on Thursday. Local experts are joining others from the U.S. Immigration and...
  • Mailbag: Learn the truth about housing for the homeless

      Everything I know from my 40 years as a Laguna resident and as a Friendship Shelter board member for more than 15 years was confirmed Sunday night by an episode of "60 Minutes." Anderson Cooper's piece shows dozens of communities in this country...
  • Read On: A less expensive branding campaign

    Read On: A less expensive branding campaign
    Let’s go back for a moment to November 2011. The city of Glendale had just announced a new marketing/branding campaign designed to spruce up the city’s bland ’n boring image for good. It had committed $1 million to this task and...
  • Piece of Mind: Mountain living was in the school's nature

    A half century ago, when the Angeles National Forest still seemed relatively undisturbed and somewhat quaint to the towns folk below, a ceremony attended by 135 people was held to dedicate the new buildings comprising Chilao Mountain School. Way up there...
  • Hawaii: Replicas of royal garb — with 250,000 feathers — go on display

    Hawaii: Replicas of royal garb — with 250,000 feathers — go on display
    As Hawaii celebrates King Kamehameha Day on Wednesday, a recently created feather cape, helmet and sash, which recall the monarch who is being honored across the state, will go on display. The featherworks were commissioned by Hawaiian Legacy...
  • The Thrifty Traveler: Experience scenic savings in South Dakota's Black Hills

    The Thrifty Traveler: Experience scenic savings in South Dakota's Black Hills
    The Black Hills of South Dakota may be famous for being the home of Mount Rushmore, but those in the know make an annual trek for the rock climbing, wildlife, national park access and scenic driving options. In fact, it's particularly popular with the...
  • FEMA approves aid for wildfires in Yosemite and Central California

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help cover California's costs fighting a fire burning toward Yosemite National Park and another burning in the Central Valley. The FEMA grants can help with up to 75% of the state’s costs for...
  • The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine

    The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine
    The first family camping trip I remember was at Washington's Kalaloch, an Olympic National Park campground perched just above a wave-pummeled Pacific beach. My parents somehow snagged an oceanfront campsite. By day, swarms of kids played on the sun-...
  • Replacing trees in Wheaton could cost $1.2 million

    Replacing trees in Wheaton could cost $1.2 million
    It may cost the city of Wheaton more than $1.2 million to restock its parkway trees, an impact of the emerald ash borer infestations in the area. That's on top of another estimated $855,000 over the next fiscal year to remove more ash trees, city...
  • Lightning-sparked California wildfires burn more than 134,000 acres

    Lightning-sparked California wildfires burn more than 134,000 acres
    More than 134,000 acres have burned in a series of California wildfires that were mostly sparked by lightning last week, fire officials reported this week. The wildfires have been difficult to fight because most are burning in remote and unforgiving...