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2008-08-25 03:00:25

By Joe Nelson SAN BERNARDINO - A plan to build nearly 1,000 tract homes, townhomes and flats on a 404-acre swath of the foothills above Cal State San Bernardino has environmentalists and hang-gliding enthusiasts worried. For 15 years, Los Angeles-based Inland Communities Corp. has been trying to develop the site neighboring Andy Jackson Airpark northwest of the university. Members of the Crestline Soaring Society, a group of hang- gliding aficionados who use the airpark regularly, say...

2008-08-25 03:00:25

By Joe Nelson SAN BERNARDINO - A plan to build nearly 1,000 tract homes, townhomes and flats on a 404-acre swath of the foothills above Cal State San Bernardino has environmentalists and hang-gliding enthusiasts worried. For 15 years, Los Angeles-based Inland Communities Corp. has been trying to develop the site neighboring Andy Jackson Airpark north of the university. Members of the Crestline Soaring Society, a group of hang- gliding aficionados who use the airpark regularly, said...

2008-08-07 03:00:18

By Stacia Glenn In the woods beside Lake Gregory, tree trunks tell a very important tale. The bark is blackened, scorched from flickering flames that moved through the forest in the fall of 2007. What is important to note, though, is what remains. The Grass Valley Fire failed to gobble the shrub oaks and Jeffrey pines in the wide swath of meticulously manicured land known as "Tunnel 2," a fuel-treated area along the typically placid lake between Lake Arrowhead and Twin Peaks. When...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Stacia Glenn In the woods beside Lake Gregory, tree trunks tell a very important tale. The bark is blackened, scorched from flickering flames that moved through the forest in the fall of 2007. What is important to note, though, is what remains. The Grass Valley Fire failed to gobble the shrub oaks and Jeffrey pines in the wide swath of meticulously manicured land known as "Tunnel 2," a fuel-treated area along the typically placid lake between Lake Arrowhead and Twin Peaks. When...

2008-07-07 21:00:14

By Robert Jablon LOS ANGELES - A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyons on Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state. "The firefighters are stretched thin, they are exhausted," and some have gone days without sleep, said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, visiting a command post in Santa Barbara County. A slew of wildfires, most ignited by lightning two weeks ago, have burned...

2008-07-07 00:00:11

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state. "The firefighters are stretched thin, they are exhausted," and some have gone days without sleep, said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who visited a command post in Santa Barbara County. A slew of wildfires, most ignited by lightning two weeks...

2008-07-06 12:00:03

By Robert Jablon Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state. "The firefighters are stretched thin, they are exhausted," and some have gone days without sleep, said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who visited a command post in Santa Barbara County. A slew of wildfires, most ignited by lightning two...

2008-07-06 09:00:03

By ROBERT JABLON By Robert Jablon The Associated Press LOS ANGELES A wildfire threatening hundreds of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyon s Saturday. The fire strained resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state. "The firefighters are stretched thin, they are exhausted," and some have gone days without sleep, said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who visited a command post in Santa Barbara County. A slew of wildfires,...

2008-07-06 03:00:10

By Rachel Vaughan More than 500 firefighters from Yucaipa to Upland have been sent to battle hundreds of wildfires around the state. But a San Bernardino County fire official said despite the strain, he is "fairly comfortable" with his department's ability to respond to local fires. San Bernardino County Assistant Fire Chief Tim Sappok said the deployment of 79 county firefighters elsewhere in the state has "a minimal impact" on local stations. "We're obviously not where we'd like...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.