Joshua Tree National Park

A Joshua tree in the desert. (AP Photo)

LA sanitation ends plans for dump near Joshua Tree

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County’s sanitation districts are no longer pursuing plans to build a 4,000-acre landfill near Joshua Tree National Park on former mine land. David Rothbart, supervising engineer at the Sanitation […]


A Joshua tree in the desert. (AP Photo)

Joshua Tree National Park closure extended

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they need more time to clean up graffiti that’s marred an historic Native American site at Joshua Tree National Park.


A Joshua tree in the desert. (AP Photo)

Mojave Desert Joshua trees in unusual bloom

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Joshua trees — those spiky sentinels of the Mojave Desert — are having a blossom bonanza and nobody is quite sure why. Experts say millions have been bursting into bundles of greenish-white flowers in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.


Marine aircraft fighting Southern California fire

(AP) – The Marines sent in helicopters Wednesday to help battle wildfires threatening hundreds of homes in Southern California’s rugged backcountry. Eight CH-53 Super Stallions and CH-46 Sea Knights from nearby bases were sent to […]


SoCal wildfire update

(AP) – A cluster of four lightning-sparked wildfires in northeastern San Diego County now covers 2,352 acres. The largest blaze in the Vallecito Complex is 1,400 acres and is only 5 percent contained Tuesday. The […]



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