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05-Jun-13    Buzz on Energy Drinks: No Better Than Caffeine

LiveScience    Rachael Rettner

03-Jun-13    Sunscreen Can Slow Skin Aging, Study Suggests

LiveScience    Cari Nierenberg

03-May-13    Study: Exercise cuts kidney stone risk in women

Associated Press    Marilynn Marchione

21-Feb-13    Heavy Backpacks May Damage Nerves, Muscles and Skeleton, Study Suggests

Science Daily   

20-Feb-13    Mosquitoes ignore repellent Deet after first exposure

Science Daily    Rebecca Morelle

14-Jan-13    Fighting Fires: You're Doing It Wrong

OurAmazingPlanet    Becky Oskin

01-Jan-13    Mountain Lion Tranquilized Near SB Municipal Golf Course

   Beth Farnsworth

12-Dec-12    Nature Nurtures Creativity After Four Days of Hiking

Science Daily   

08-Dec-12    Avoid Wild Mushrooms, State Public Health Director Warns

CA Gov   

02-Dec-12    How to call 911 in the Wilderness

Seattle Backpackers Magazine    Ali Alami

02-Aug-12    Los Padres National Forest Seeks to Preserve Remote Sacred Native American Sites

Los Padres National Forest    Joe Pasinato

21-Mar-12    Ibuprofen reduces altitude sickness, US study says

AFPAFP   

15-Mar-12    Hot Springs Canyon Purchased

The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County   

14-Mar-12    Do Statins Make It Tough to Exercise?

New York Times    Gretchen Reynolds

29-Feb-12    Why It's So Important to Keep Moving

New York Times    Gretchen Reynolds

17-Feb-12    Road to Red Rock Reopened to Vehicles

   Los Padres' Officials

16-Jan-12    Trail Parking Could Be Restricted

KEYT.com    John Palminteri

10-Jan-12    Hand Mirror Helps Save Missing Hiker

Independent    Lauren Carter

16-Nov-11    Bye-Bye to Backcountry Fishing?

Independent    Matt Kettmann

20-Jul-11    Over 65 and not worried about heat? You should be

AP    Lindsey Tanner

05-May-11    Sunscreens need to protect skin from UVA rays

The Chronicle    Peter Fimrite

14-Jun-10    Suffering From Muscle Cramps? Pick Pickle Juice

AOL News    Ben Muessig

08-May-10    Fouled Waters: Sierra lakes, streams show contamination from livestock

Sacramento Bee    Tom Knudson

04-May-10    Skin cancer may be an epidemic; doctors warn that sunscreen use is spotty

Washington Post    Carolyn Butler

20-Jan-10    Experts: Sitting too much could be deadly

Associated Press    Maria Cheng

10-Jan-10    Study: Running Shoes Could Cause Joint Strain

LiveScience    Rachael Rettner

29-Oct-09    Fatal coyote attack: How dangerous are coyotes?

The Christian Science Monitor    Todd Wilkinson

27-Sep-09    Prevent Post-Workout Pain

Parade Magazine    Michael O'Shea

25-Sep-09    Exhausted? How to Get Your Willpower Back

LiveScience    Staff

1-Sep-09    Phys Ed: Does Ibuprofen Help or Hurt During Exercise?

New York Times    Gretchen Reynolds

25-Aug-09    Neighbors’ quick action saves county landmark

Santa Ynez Valley News    Raiza Canelon

21-Aug-09    Even modest fitness may extend lifespan

Reuters    Amy Norton

18-Aug-09    Plugged In to Nature, Wired to World

Washington Post    Lori Aratani

13-Aug-09    Fatty Foods Affect Memory and Exercise

New York Times    Tara Parker-Pope

11-Aug-09    Phys Ed: Can Running Actually Help Your Knees?

New York Times    Gretchen Reynolds

4-Aug-09    New Fire Restrictions for Los Padres

Independent    Ben Preston

28-Jul-09    Out on a limb: Arm-swinging riddle is answered

Yahoo News   

21-Jun-09    Unlocking the secrets of California's past earthquakes

Los Angeles Times    Jia-Rui Chong

20-May-09    Forest Closed During Jesusita Fire Re-opened

National Forest Service    Staff

12-May-09    Portion of Los Padres closed due to fire

National Forest Service    Staff

30-Apr-09    Hiker Rescued Along Trail Above Santa Barbara

SBSO    Staff

25-Apr-09    Get into Trouble Outdoors - Who Pays for the Rescue?

Time    Tiffany Sharples

21-Apr-09    $26 Million Pot Grow Discovered in Los Padres

Independent    Drew Mackie

20-Apr-09    Wild Edibles

Food & Home    Staff

14-Apr-09    Should You Run or Freeze When You See a Mountain Lion?

Scientific American    Sushma Subramanian

10-Apr-09    New campfire restrictions for Los Padres National Forest

KSBY.com    Bethany Tucker

30-Mar-09    Rescuers aid three exhausted hikers

Daily Sound    Staff

29-Mar-09    Woman Rescued from Cliff

Independent    Independent

13-Mar-09    Man, 82, dies from eating wild mushrooms

Los Angeles Times    Catherine Saillant

5-Mar-09    It's never too late to start exercise

Reuters    Michael Kahn

24-Dec-08    The Chaparral Is Not Our Enemy

The Independent    Robert Muller

12-Dec-08    Brain swelling blamed in many Mount Everest deaths

Reuters    Will Dunham

2-Dec-08    Residents Banned from National Forests for One Year for Violating Fire Restrictions

USFS   

7-Nov-08    Parks can cut health gap between rich and poor

Reuters    Michael Kahn

20-Oct-08    Mountain Climbing Bad for the Brain

New York Times    Tara Parker-Pope

26-Sep-08    Mountain Lion Sightings Prompt Hiker Safety Tips

Noozhawk    Bill Macfadyen

8-Sep-08    Exercise trumps obesity gene, U.S. study finds

Rueters    Julie Steenhuysen

18-Aug-08    For mosquitoes, DEET just plain stinks: study

Rueters    Maggie Fox

18-Jul-08    Gap Fire Closures Reduced

Independent    Indy staff

5-Jul-08    Portion of Santa Barbara Ranger District Closed

USFS    Press release

3-Jul-08    To Beat the Heat, Learn to Sweat It Out

New York Times    Gina Kolata

24-Jun-08    A Tick's Life

Slate    Constance Casey

12-Jun-08    Chumash Rock Art: If the Sandstone Could Speak

Noozhawk    Chuck Graham

12-Jun-08    Stressed? Give the TV a miss and look out the window

Reuters    Belinda Goldsmith

09-Jun-08    Hiking expedition ends tragically

Santa Barbara Daily Sound    Eric Lindberg

05-May-08    Workouts sculpt heart as well as muscles

Reuters    Journal of Applied Physiology

17-Apr-08    Experts determine where sudden oak death began

San Francisco Chronicle    Elizabeth Fernandez

31-Mar-08    Heart group urges "hands-only" CPR in emergencies

Reuters    Will Dunham

3-Mar-08    DEET works by masking body odor from bug

Reuters    Will Dunham

29-Feb-08    Why we're disappointed with nature

The Christian Science Monitor    Danny Heitman

26-Feb-08    The Claim: Stretching Can Prevent Soreness and Injury

New York Times    Anahad O’Connor

07-Feb-08    Scientists make unique knee-brace power generator

Reuters    Will Dunham

07-Jan-08    Hikers make the long trek to soak in remote Los Padres hot spots

Ventura County Star    Zeke Barlow

03-Jan-08    Plight of the butterflies

Ventura County Star    Zeke Barlow

19-Sept-07    Exercise on par with drugs for aiding depression

Psychosomatic Medicine    Amy Norton

14-Apr-07    Make your way to the top

The San Luis Obispo Tribune    R.W. Battles

16-Nov-06    Ennisbrook

The Independent    Michael Redmon

29-Oct-06    The Tao of Back & Forth

Los Angeles Times    John McKinney

1-Oct-06    A Rash of Consequences

Natural History Magazine    S.R.

27-May-06    Smash and grab

Santa Barbara News-Press    Barney Brantingham

22-May-06    People, pets at risk for snake bites

Santa Barbara News-Press    Anna Davison

29-Mar-06    High caffeine levels found in energy drinks

Journal of Analytical Toxicology    Amy Norton

7-Mar-06    Drop in exercise efficiency with age can be eased

Journal of the American College of Cardiology    Amy Norton

22-Feb-06    Sweaty Socks Made From 100 Percent Cotton Most Likely to Cause Blisters

Associated Press    Jeff Douglas

19-Jan-06    Walkers Stay Fit With Ski Poles

Associated Press    Daniel Yee

20-Sept-05    New fire-prevention rules for Los Padres

Santa Barbara News-Press    Scott Hadly

30-Aug-05    Carpinterian is county's first West Nile case

Santa Barbara News-Press    Scott Hadly

21-Aug-05    Local experts discuss how to navigate trails safely

Santa Barbara News-Press    Charlotte Boechler

16-Aug-05    A killer bolting out of the blue

Los Angeles Times    Vernon Loeb

2-Aug-05    Witness's tip leads to arrest of break-in suspect

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina

1-Aug-05    West Nile threat doesn't deter lake visitors

Santa Barbara News-Press    Thomas Schultz

29-Jul-05    Gaviota Peak a quick challenge

Santa Barbara News-Press    Leah Etling

28-Jul-05    No campfires will be allowed in Los Padres

Santa Barbara News-Press    Scott Hadly

26-Jul-05    Lost brother, sister rescued in forest

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina

26-Jul-05    Going below the surface

Los Angeles Times    Linda Marsa

7-Jul-05    Group goes from home to Dome

Santa Barbara News-Press    Leah Etling

17-Jun-05    Knapps Castle an easy stroll away

Santa Barbara News-Press    Leah Etling

12-Jun-05    New drilling a risk to Los Padres

Santa Barbara News-Press    Jeff Kuyper

11-Jun-05    Day-use fees dropped for majority of forest

Santa Barbara News-Press    Sarah Gordon

11-Feb-05    Developer promises to reopen Franklin Trail

Santa Barbara News-Press    Camilla Cohee

16-Jan-05    Two weeks of relentless rain plays havoc on canyon trails

Santa Barbara News-Press    Ray Ford

14-Jan-05    A New Landscape

Santa Barbara News-Press    Leah Etling

6-Jan-05    Hikers recall near-death trek through snowy forest

Lompoc Record    Quintin Cushner

4-Jan-05    Don't Abuse Rain-Soaked Trails

Santa Barbara News-Press    John (Jack) Mithun

23-Nov-04    Adventure Pass extension met with howls of disappointment

Santa Barbara News-Press    Thomas Schultz

31-Oct-04    Trail user groups riding path to cooperation

Santa Barbara News-Press    Ray Ford

5-Oct-04    Bill to extend fees for national parks likely to wait year

Santa Barbara News-Press    Jamie Freed

4-Oct-04    Take a hike, Grampa

Toledo Blade   

27-Sept-04    Trail groups propose limits for mountain bikers

Santa Barbara News-Press    Melinda Burns

29-Aug-04    Los Padres adds new fire-safety rules

Santa Barbara News-Press    Morgan Green

15-Aug-04    Backcountry loop opens for guided hikes

Santa Barbara News-Press    Melinda Burns

30-Jul-04    On the other side of the fire line

Valley Voice    Tony Biegen

25-Jul-04    Heat Stroke is no joke

HealthDayNews   

4-Jul-04    Volunteers clean up fire damage at preserve

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina

17-Jun-04    Scorched Gaviota area 'will heal itself in time'

Santa Barbara News-Press    Anna Davison

13-Jun-04    Plan puts out welcome mat for Los Padres

Santa Barbara News-Press    Anna Davison

12-Jun-04    Crews to check for oak disease

Santa Barbara News-Press    Thomas Schultz

11-Jun-04    Gaviota inferno declared contained

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina

10-Jun-04    Residents readied for possible evacuation

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina and Chuck Schultz

9-Jun-04    Flames menace highway

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina

8-Jun-04    Firefighters gaining on Gaviota blaze

Santa Barbara News-Press    By Scott Steepleton and Nora K. Wallace

7-Jun-04    Highway 101 partially reopens, but expect traffic headaches

Santa Barbara News-Press    Joshua Molina

7-Jun-04    Gaviota fire rages

Santa Barbara News-Press    Leah Etling

2-Jun-04    Beaches are jammed with jellies

Santa Barbara News-Press    Thomas Schultz

9-May-04    Volunteers sought for river, trails cleanup

Santa Barbara News-Press    Morgan Green

9-May-04    Wildfire under control, cleanup work begins

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina

7-May-04    Fire is 75% contained

Santa Barbara News-Press    Anna Davison

7-May-04    County: Officials to boost prevention measures in forest

Santa Barbara News-Press    Anna Davison

4-May-04    Wildfire scorches land in Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Barbara News-Press    Chuck Schultz

26-Apr-04    RV blaze ignites brush fire; motorist rescues three pets

Santa Barbara News-Press    Anna Davis

26-Apr-04    Hiker breaks ankle, is airlifted to safety

Santa Barbara News-Press    Leah Etling

23-Apr-04    Dead Ojai bird infected with West Nile virus

Santa Barbara News-Press    Associated Press

21-Apr-04    Water vs. Sports Drinks

HealthDayNews   

15-Apr-04    Coastal panel accepts plan to add to trail

Santa Barbara News-Press    Associated Press

14-Apr-04    Agency offers new plan to protect red-legged frog

Santa Barbara News-Press    Anna Davison

14-Apr-04    Salamanders

Santa Barbara News-Press    Anna Davison

13-Apr-04    Birds chirping, phones ringing

Santa Barbara News-Press    Becky Bohrer

11-Apr-04    Car goes off road; occupant found dead

Santa Barbara News-Press    Staff report

11-Apr-04    Visitors to Big Sur area wll get to pass up fees

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina

23-Mar-04    $3 million Ellwood proposal preserves open space on coast

Santa Barbara News-Press    Thomas Schultz

13-Mar-04    Gaviota Backers regroup

Santa Barbara News-Press    Morgan Green

12-Mar-04    You should know

Santa Barbara News-Press   

11-Mar-04    Wild Harvest

Santa Barbara News-Press    Meghan Hennelly

11-Mar-04    Mushroom identity crisis

Santa Barbara News-Press    Marilyn McMahon

1-Mar-04    Her mountain in all its glory

Santa Barbara News-Press    William Etling

26-Feb-04    Thirst Doesn't Always Guide Need for Water: Sports Experts

Reuters    Merritt McKinney

19-Feb-04    Lost Hiker found safe and sound

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina

12-Feb-04    Adventure Pass may be on way out

Santa Barbara News-Press    Leah Etling

5-Feb-04    Los Padres makes list of threatened spaces

Santa Barbara News-Press    Anna Davison

23-Jan-04    The benefits of hiking

Valley Voice    Tony Biegen

23-Jan-04    No parking fees for Goleta Beach

Valley Voice    Jeff Jones

21-Jan-04    South Coast skies may get smoky from burn

Santa Barbara News-Press   

19-Jan-04    Mountain lions aren't the problem

Santa Barbara News-Press    Editorial

31-Dec-03    State parks to increase fees

Santa Barbara News-Press    Hildy Medina

23-Dec-03    Man arrested in trailhead thefts

Santa Barbara News-Press   

6-Nov-03    Residents share views on the future of the Ellwood-Devereux Wildland

Santa Barbara News-Press    Thomas Schultz

20-Oct-03    Mysterious rock paintings leave many in wonder

Santa Barbara News-Press    William Eting

03-Sep-03    Officials struggle to prevent drownings

Santa Barbara News-Press    Melinda Burns

24-Apr-03    Catnip Captures Attention as a Natural Mosquito Repellent

Reuters    Barbara McManus

04-Jul-02    Comparative Efficacy of Insect Repellents against Mosquito Bites

New England Journal of Medicine    Mark S. Fradin, M.D., and John F. Day, Ph.D. newsstories20020704.shtml

16-May-75    Hiking the Los Padres Backcountry

News and Review    Don Boekelheide