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  • Drought brings California gold prospectors back to life

    Drought brings California gold prospectors back to life
    David Fiori, waist-deep in the chilly Kern River, braced against the current, stabbed a shovel into the ancient silt between his feet and tossed the muck downstream. His eyes, though, wandered to a potential prize — a spot on the opposite bank of...
  • More than half of rare gold coins found in California sold

    More than half of rare gold coins found in California sold
    Gold fever has spread as enthusiasts of the Saddle Ridge Hoard, the circa-1800s U.S. coins found last year in a Sierra Nevada family's property, purchased more than half of the cache in less than 72 hours.  Kagin's Inc. and Amazon have sold 731 pieces...
  • Marijuana boom spawns ancillary businesses

    Marijuana boom spawns ancillary businesses
    Ben Wu took a six-figure pay cut when he left a career in private equity for a shot at the marijuana boom. Trained to spot small businesses with big potential, he started this year as chief executive of Kush Bottles, a Santa Ana company that sells...
  • CME eyes daily limits on gold, silver price moves

    CME eyes daily limits on gold, silver price moves
    U.S. derivatives exchange CME Group is considering introducing daily limits on price moves in gold and silver futures in a bid to rein in wild volatility that has curbed investor appetite in recent years, a CME official said on Tuesday. Currently, the...
  • U.S. treasure hunters return to 'Ship of Gold' sunk in 1857 hurricane

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A deep-ocean exploration company is seeking to recover a lucrative haul of gold aboard the shipwreck of the SS Central America, nearly 160 years after it sank off the coast of South Carolina in a hurricane....
  • Former CAA Agents Form Grandview Management Company

    Former CAA lit agent Matt Rosen, manager Jeff Silver and producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones have formed new management company Grandview. Grandview will manage writers, filmmakers, and television producers, focusing on high-end commercial fare, stretching...
  • Knott's Berry Farm breathes new life into old mine train ride

    Knott's Berry Farm breathes new life into old mine train ride
    A long-overdue renovation of the Calico Mine Ride will introduce state-of-the-art technology to the first major Knott's Berry Farm attraction while preserving the groundbreaking work of a legendary theme park innovator. Photos: Calico Mine Ride at Knott'...
  • Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, silver company executive

    Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, silver company executive
    Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, former executive vice president of the Kirk-Stieff Co. who had been active in civic affairs, died May 17 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 92. Charles Clinton Stieff II was born in Baltimore,...
  • The prospect for learning is high at school's Gold Rush

    The prospect for learning is high at school's Gold Rush
    Fourth-graders Sam West and Dani Thomas-Nathan sat behind a booth Friday morning selling copies of the Golden Gazette newspaper for $1 each. It was 1849 at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, the peak of the California Gold Rush, and Gold Town was...
  • Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining

     Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining
    Silver has long been known for its ability to kill some of the nasty microbes that can make people sick. In hospitals, it's used to help burn victims, to combat germs on catheters and even to wipe out dangerous "superbugs" that have grown resistant to...
  • Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain

    Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain
    Only at Disneyland would they tear down an old and dilapidated gold mining town in order to build a new and identical gold mining town and make it look old and dilapidated again. "The goal was to bring it back to exactly the way it was," said David...