| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:55 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:59 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:28 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:18 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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-...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:11 PM
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...