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By Cary Ordway | November 6, 2008
Many California residents may not be aware how close they came to losing an important part of this state’s history in early October. A wildfire blackened nearly half of Angel Island, but quick action by firefighters saved the island’s many historical buildings and left many of the roads and trails on the popular San Francisco Bay island intact. Angel Island has been a popular destination for hiking, biking and exploration for the decades since it became a state park in the 1950s.
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November 13, 2008
Letters to the Editor She recalls story of the peacocks About 90 years ago there was a ranch in the area between the Angeles National Forest, Harter Lane, Vista del Valle and Haskell. Some of the animals on the ranch were peacocks. Nobody knew how many there were and nobody cared, but everybody enjoyed them. Around 1964 the ranch and everything around it, including many peacocks, were bulldozed down and houses were built on the land. The peacocks were not seen for several years, but slowly they came back.
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By Cary Ordway, Californiaweekend.com | January 1, 2009
Another year, another busy schedule of trying out a variety of California getaways — and now it’s time to revisit our favorites for our annual look back at the best trips of the year. Yes, it’s time again for the Cary Awards. Our 2008 awards cover a broad range of getaways with something for everyone. From canoe rides to historic theme parks, from beach getaways to weekends in the Big City, we found lots of new places to explore right here in the Golden State.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | October 16, 2008
A quick assessment of an early morning fire reported Sunday to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station on Briggs Avenue led to the rapid request for resources that evolved into a multi-agency effort to battle the Marek fire. At 1:52 a.m. Sunday, the station received a call that a large brush fire had started in front of a home in the Angeles National Forest near Little Tujunga Canyon. Due to high temperatures and tinder-dry chaparral and other brush, Lt. Angela Shepherd immediately established an incident command post, utilizing the station?
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November 13, 2008
Letters to the Editor She recalls story of the peacocks About 90 years ago there was a ranch in the area between the Angeles National Forest, Harter Lane, Vista del Valle and Haskell. Some of the animals on the ranch were peacocks. Nobody knew how many there were and nobody cared, but everybody enjoyed them. Around 1964 the ranch and everything around it, including many peacocks, were bulldozed down and houses were built on the land. The peacocks were not seen for several years, but slowly they came back.
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By Cary Ordway | November 6, 2008
Many California residents may not be aware how close they came to losing an important part of this state’s history in early October. A wildfire blackened nearly half of Angel Island, but quick action by firefighters saved the island’s many historical buildings and left many of the roads and trails on the popular San Francisco Bay island intact. Angel Island has been a popular destination for hiking, biking and exploration for the decades since it became a state park in the 1950s.
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