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  • Sourcebook 2008: California national parks

    Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, B201, San Francisco, CA 94123; (415) 561-...
  • Southern California deserts splashed with wildflowers

    Borrego Springs, Calif. Jeff Sewell's paintbrush chased the slanting light across a field of desert sunflowers. Gold. Ocher. Flecks of palest yellow. Then the sun sank behind the San Ysidro Mountains, and the only field left glowing was the one on...
  • In today's pages: Unions are bad. No, they're good! No, wait, they're bad.

     
    Matthew Continetti, associate editor of the Weekly Standard, gets the Op-Ed page rolling this morning by accusing President Obama of being organized labor's Santa Claus. The First Community Organizer may believe that unionization helps lift workers into...
  • Should the Supreme Court allow a Christian cross in a war monument?

     
    This 75-year-old wooden cross, now covered with a tarp, was at the center of a heated debate in the U.S. Supreme Court today. The cross, which is located atop a rock in California’s Mojave National Preserve near the Nevada border,......
  • Removal of California memorial cross blocked by U.S. Supreme Court

     
    The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the removal of a congressionally endorsed war memorial cross from its longtime home in the Mojave Desert, saying a federal court went too far in ordering that it be taken out. At issue is a......
  • U.S. Justice Department joins probe into stolen Mojave cross

     
    U.S. Justice Department officials said Tuesday they are working to find whoever tore down and stole an 8-foot-high cross that stood as a war memorial in Mojave National Preserve and which prompted a lengthy legal battle culminating in a U.S.......
  • Mojave Desert cross, focus of long legal battle, is stolen [Updated]

     
    An 8-foot-tall cross that stood as a war memorial in Mojave National Preserve and which prompted a U.S. Supreme Court ruling was reported stolen Monday morning. National Park Service officials said a staff member instructed to replace the cross’...
  • High school students chronicle the lives of desert tortoises in new book.

     
    Armed with digital cameras, 13 Southern California high school students ignored the discomfort of temperatures hovering above 100 degrees, lying on their stomachs in the dirt and cactus spines to document the behavior and habitat needs of desert...
  • What California students learned photographing desert tortoises could -- and did -- fill a book

     
    Thirteen Southern California high school students are the artists behind a new photography book that explores the lives of desert tortoises, a species considered vulnerable to extinction. The publication of the book, "Tortoises Through the Lens: A...
  • California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers

    California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers
    The valleys and hillsides of the Southern California deserts have been preparing all winter for their close-up. Silent and forlorn, often harsh and austere, they're ready to shed their mantle of earth tones and dress themselves in wildflowers, thanks to...
  • Suing over crosses on government land

    Suing over crosses on government land
    Today's topic: What's the central focus of Salazar vs. Buono -- who has standing to sue over violations of the 1st Amendment's establishment clause, or, more broadly, whether any religious display on publicly owned land is constitutional? The U.S....
  • The Mojave cross sits on public land -- or does it?

    The Mojave cross sits on public land -- or does it?
    Today's topic: Does the fact that the cross sits on a small patch of privately owned land -- which Congress transferred from public ownership to preserve the memorial -- protect the government in any way from claims that it is favoring one religion over...