A young woman who got lost Easter Sunday 2013 while hiking in Trabuco Canyon with a friend who later admitted to drug possession is being sued by a volunteer who fell and suffered spinal injuries, but the lawsuit does not name the young man with the drugs as a co-defendant.
You asked and the County of Orange answered: this cost to search for and pluck two young adults out of rugged Trabuco Canyon terrain last month was more than $160,000."Why do I have to pay for someone's negligence?" reacted county Supervisor Todd Spitzer of the figures released Tuesday by the Orange ... More >>
See Update No. 7 on page 3 about a recently concluded press conference giving a complete overview of the latest events in Trabuco Canyon.See Update Nos. 3-6 on page 2 about the man being found alive, the search resuming for the woman, Kyndall Jack being found and airlifted out and how it all happene ... More >>
Hidden somewhere in the Cleveland National Forest, there is an E-Z UP with a tie-dyed tapestry marking the entrance to the Shadow Creek Open Mic. Under a sky unspoiled by streetlights and concealed by old oak trees and rustling sage brush, four fire pits are placed thoughtfully around a little cabin ... More >>
The bistro brings a little bit of the Bay Area to the boonies we call RSM
At one time, people drank out of almost any stream in OC. No filter was required! They also pooped outside. This was when tribal people, grizzlies, steelhead trout, condors, pronghorn, and wolves populated the coastal bluffs, valleys, foothills, and mountains of California. Toilets, modern plumbing ... More >>
http://www.earthrootsfieldschool.org/There's a big world outside Bikini Bottom and iCarly's apartment. And the non-profit education group Earthroots hopes to show kids where it is, as they've announced plans to buy 39 acres near the Cleveland National Forest to use for nature programs, and work ... More >>
Conservationists are not out of the woods (or watershed) yet, but they believe victory is near in a long battle to stop a dam and hydroelectric project proposed in Cleveland National Forest.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week dismissed the Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped S ... More >>
UPDATED, MAY 11, 10:04 A.M.: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations' Board of Parole Hearings on Tuesday, denied parole for Kevin Frank Henriques, a 40-year-old Riverside man convicted of strangling his live-in girlfriend to death before wrapping her body in a blanket and ... More >>
An 11.2-mile "Big Dug Tunnel" through Cleveland National Forest was the apparent last standing solution to clogged rush hour (and several other hours') traffic between Orange and Riverside counties.But that has now been thoroughly pooh-poohed by local politicians, and a joint transportation comm ... More >>
In his new book, the Weekly's Nick Schou tells the tale of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, OC's notorious 'Hippie Mafia'
A sheriff's helicopter was chugging over Cleveland National Forest, about 15 miles off Ortega Highway, three years and one month ago when the pilot spotted a vast marijuana field. Deputies on the ground later confirmed--and cut down--about 1,000 young plants that had been thriving thanks to an el ... More >>
The must-have fashion accessory of the season for robbers in Irvine and San Juan Capistrano.It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of Orange County police calls . . . TUESDAY, JUNE 16Forest Firebug is a Pot Farm Exposer to Boot: Seven fires were ignited within a short distance of each other in Trabuco Ca ... More >>
Tree Huggers Ball and Go Green Expo, Saturday, 6 p.m.Canyon Land Conservation Fund works year-round to preserve the last of the wilderness within OC's Cleveland National Forest, so check out this hip eco-outfit and arrange a romantic summer evening at the Fifth Annual Tree Hugger's Ball, hosted by ... More >>
Mike Sager peeks in on the lives of our times
Hellish fires now, Sahara Desert later, says UCI doom prophet Mike Davis
Here's a repost from Weekly contributor Joel Beers' MySpace blog. Title: FUCK YOU FOX NEWS: "Even the local station is staffed by mental incompetents. Like the dumb as dirt field "reporter" in Modjeska Canyon (at least she got that right) who says if the fire gets past the residential neighborhoo ... More >>
Ridin’, ropin’, rasslin’ & other games of skill & contests of strength, blazing trails, seeing sights &, of course, Anteaters
The TCA’s expansion plans spark renewed activism
County officials say no to swimming, but yes to recycling at Irvine Lake
If you read Monday's Los Angeles "By God" Times Business section (and why would you?), you might've choked on your French Roast when you came on C3's three-quarter page advert announcing the California Bear is missing from the state flag. The gloomy gray gus informed that the Grizzly "grew tired of ... More >>
Grassroots campaign aims to stop homebuilder from invading OCs last protected wilderness area
Activists howl foul over Rancho Mission Viejo
Say hello to more South County homes, adios to wilderness
Dr. Roadmap says elect him, and hell build a road through our nasty forests
Is Ladera Ranch the green revolution or the same development crap in a new package?
UCIs Observatory No, really
All that stands in the way of Bill Vardoulis tunnel dream is the Irvine Co.
Trabuco Canyon monks brace for major changes to their quiet lives
A night of illegal camping
Agrans plan for a Great Park will make Don Bren a far richer man
Great Park great for Irvine Co.
Looking for the most polluted water in OC? Look for a baby beach
Corky's fight to keep our ocean clean