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By Jane Napier Neely | March 25, 2010
Spring has sprung and so have the high desert wildflowers that are growing more abundant as each day passes. I have often made the wildflower pilgrimage to see the golden glow of the fields of California poppies (our official state flower) lupin and a myriad of other beautiful little flowers that just don’t want to be corralled into formal garden spaces. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve staff is observing each day as the high desert comes alive with wildflowers.
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February 25, 2010
When she was in grade school, my mother impressed one of her elementary school teachers by writing a poem in which she used the word ?soughing.? How do I know this? The resulting praise she received was so pleasing a memory that she shared it with me more than once during her lifetime. Had she not, I?m not sure I would today know what ?sough? means. To my best recollection, it has never come up in a conversation with any of my friends. In case you have not have encountered it before, the word describes the sound the wind makes when it rustles through trees or gently tosses the ocean.
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June 7, 2007
On May 4, 19 La Cañada Girl Scout Troops headed out to the high desert to enjoy their Indiana Jane's Spring Encampment. On their way to the camp, many troops stopped by Charlie Brown Farm to grab a shake and dinner before they reached Big Rock Creek Camp. Troop 989 (ninth graders), lead by Helen Fu, found this unique spot to hold the annual Spring Encampment. The troops slept in tepees and enjoyed a myriad of activities during the Indiana Jane's Encampment. A total of 175 campers attended the camp.
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By Mary O'Keefe | September 5, 2008
Skilled driving and a fortuitous green light on Angeles Crest Highway at Foothill Boulevard were credited for there being no serious injuries Friday after a big rig lost its brakes on the highway, entered a driveway at Hill Street Cafe, crashed into a wall, a garbage bin, a tree and six vehicles before coming to rest in the parking lot. The drama, which drew local television crews and media helicopters to town, unfolded at about 6:50 a.m. Friday....
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July 1, 2004
Colorado adventure, part 1 With a look of utter disbelief, Dr. Davitt, Glendale College president, said, "You want to do what?" You want to take college students to the Rocky Mountains and teach them survival skills and history!"
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | July 30, 2010
Hikers in the upper Arroyo Seco may have felt like they stumbled onto the set of a science-fiction movie this week when they crossed paths with ATHLETE, a new robotic-vehicle designed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for use in space exploration. > > > Click here to see video. The ATHLETE — short for All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer — is a joint project between NASA's JPL, Stanford University and the Boeing Company, and could one day be used to transport cargo on the surface of Mars or the moon.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 17, 2011
Despite another fatal crash on Angeles Crest Highway over the weekend - the fourth since the lower part of the highway reopened in June of this year - the California Highway Patrol says that it's drivers who are dangerous, not the road. On Saturday, Bellflower resident Edgar Martinez, 18, was driving on the highway at 45 to 50 miles per hour when he entered a curve but failed to turn, hitting a mountainside and flipping his car, according to Officer Ming Hsu of the CHP. Martinez died in the crash, Hsu said.
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By Melanie Hicken | February 4, 2010
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Jan. 28 approved an $11.5-million consulting contract to secure public private partnerships to help finance a number of projects, including the controversial underground extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway. Under the contract, IntraConsult LLC will study the potential for partnerships and develop business plans for six projects, including the High Desert rail corridor, which would link Antelope Valley to Apple Valley and the proposed Westside subway extension.
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 25, 2010
Spring has sprung and so have the high desert wildflowers that are growing more abundant as each day passes. I have often made the wildflower pilgrimage to see the golden glow of the fields of California poppies (our official state flower) lupin and a myriad of other beautiful little flowers that just don’t want to be corralled into formal garden spaces. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve staff is observing each day as the high desert comes alive with wildflowers.
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February 25, 2010
When she was in grade school, my mother impressed one of her elementary school teachers by writing a poem in which she used the word ?soughing.? How do I know this? The resulting praise she received was so pleasing a memory that she shared it with me more than once during her lifetime. Had she not, I?m not sure I would today know what ?sough? means. To my best recollection, it has never come up in a conversation with any of my friends. In case you have not have encountered it before, the word describes the sound the wind makes when it rustles through trees or gently tosses the ocean.
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