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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA pair of professional arborists, licensed to climb and care for trees, were perched high in the branches of a 110-foot Monterey cypress in the Presidio park of San Francisco. Secured by harnesses and a web of rock-climbing ropes used for rappelling...
Tags: Albert Bierstadt, San Francisco, Ansel Adams, Death, Defense
Special to Tribune NewspapersIt can be a challenge to enjoy the outdoors during the long Midwest winter. When it gets cold and snowy outside, break out of your routine and head to Maquoketa, Iowa to go underground and explore some caves. Maquoketa Caves State Park has the largest...
Special to the News-PressJim and Joanne Jackson lead a series of night walks once a month during the summer in Descanso Gardens. It's a better opportunity to see the creatures that call the gardens home. The couple, married 53 years, give their evenings as volunteers at...
Tags: Spider (animal), Animals, Jim Jackson
"Insatiable." Meg Cabot. William Morrow. $22.99. 464 pp. Trouble is brewing in the Big Apple, and Meena Harper is at the heart of it. Barely making ends meet as a writer for a soap opera called "Insatiable," Meena is told that her show is going in a...
The Daily MirrorWell, "First Spaceship on Venus" is quite the odd little movie: a vintage space epic filmed in East Germany and co-produced with Poland. It features an international team of characters and a strong anti-nuclear message! Released in German as "Der...
Special to Tribune NewspapersAuthor Jeff Bredenberg has made a habit of writing books that help homeowners cut corners. His latest is "How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work" (Rodale, $18.95), another of his "How to Cheat" series. This one offers "shameless tricks" to help gardeners...
FOX40 NewsBats are pretty common in caves or under bridges, but Animal Control Officers are now warning the public to watch out for the winged creatures in downtown Sacramento. This week Animal Care Services received about twenty phone calls of bat sightings,...
Tags: Rite Aid Corp., Sacramento, Animals
OutpostsThe inaugural Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival begins Friday evening at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. Sponsored by the National Park Service in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the free festival will take...
Special to The TimesSan Lucas Island, Costa Rica "If you don't have anything to do," says the graffiti scratched into the cellblock wall, "don't come here to do it." That would have been excellent advice from 1883 to 1989, when this penitentiary on San Lucas Island was...
The Associated PressAt Jamie DeBree's house, grass skirts, palm trees and parrots pass for Halloween decorations. That's because the Billings, Mont., woman always chooses a theme for her adults-only Halloween party after checking out catalogues, Web sites and party stores....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBig Bend National Park, Texas Butch Hancock probably isn't the first singer-songwriter to wind up, 35 years after that first promising album, sleeping under a tarp down by the river. But he is the first one I've ever watched wake up. When I crawled out...
Bats with rabies have been a major concern in our region especially since they were blamed for the death of a local 16 year-old boy named zach jones nearly three years ago. It's not even bat migrating season yet this year, and already one rabid bat has...
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