The archive of his video chronicles offers an enhanced understanding of the history and people of California. He voiced the Backson in Winnie the Pooh, Howser was born Huell Burnley Howser in Gallatin, Tennessee on October 18,1945 to Harold Chamberlain and Jewell Havens Howser. Howsers first name is a blend of his parents names Harold and Jewell and he received a B. A. in history from the University of Tennessee, where he served as student body president. After serving in the U. S. Marine Corps and on the staff of U. S. Howser was a personality working for the University of Tennessee. After working in New York City as the host of WCBS-TVs Real Life show, Howser moved to Los Angeles, during 1982 and 1983, he served as weekend host and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. In 1985, he joined KCET as a producer of Videolog, Californias Gold highlights small towns, events, or places of interest throughout California that are not well known to the general public. Howser conducted informal, often impromptu, interviews with locals involved with the sites he visits and he produced Californias Communities, Californias Golden Fairs, Californias Water, Californias Green, Californias Golden Coast, Californias Golden Parks, Road Trip, Visiting.
With Huell Howser, California Missions, Palm Springs, Our Neighborhoods, The Bench, articles written by Howser have appeared in Westways, the magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California. In 1997, Howser featured prominently as himself alongside Tracey Ullman in character as Ruby Romaine in the Tracey Takes On, Howser spearheaded an unsuccessful effort to stop the demolition of buildings designed by Paul Williams at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. He appeared in Who Killed the Electric Car. in his capacity as a reporter, witnessing the demolition, in 2011, Howser voiced the Backson in the post-credits scene of Walt Disney Animation Studioss feature film Winnie the Pooh. Howser lived in the historic El Royale apartments in Los Angeles and had homes in Palm Springs, on June 29,2015, Howsers Twentynine Palms home became available for rentals and weddings. On September 3,2015, his Volcano-Top Saucer House in the Mojave Desert sold for $650,000, Howser mentioned that he was a Methodist during his episode covering the Nevada County Fair on Californias Golden Fairs.
In 2003, Howser purchased the 1, 800-square-foot Volcano House, situated on a cinder cone just outside Barstow, along with 60 acres of desert. In 2010, Howser put his unusual Newberry Springs, California, in June 2012, The Panther, a student-run newspaper for Chapman University announced that Howser had donated the Volcano House to the school. On November 27,2012, The Sacramento Bee reported that Howser was retiring from making new shows, on January 7,2013, Howser died at his Palm Springs home at the age of 67. He had been battling cancer for years and his death certificate listed metastatic prostate cancer as the cause of death. Howsers body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea off the coast of Los Angeles County, on January 15,2013, a memorial was held for Howser, who said before his death that he did not want a funeral as he did not want attention. Howser donated his collection of Californias Gold episodes, as well as those of his other series
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959 film)
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 1959 adventure film adapted by Charles Brackett from the novel of the same name by Jules Verne. Journey to the Center of the Earth was directed by Henry Levin and stars James Mason, Pat Boone and Arlene Dahl. In Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1880, Professor Sir Oliver Lindenbrook, deciding that the rock is unusually heavy, mostly thanks to the carelessness of his lab assistant, Mr. Paisley, discovers a plumb bob inside bearing a cryptic inscription. After translating the message, Lindenbrook immediately sets off with Alec to follow in the Icelandic pioneers footsteps, Professor Göteborg of Stockholm, upon receiving correspondence from Lindenbrook regarding the nature of the message, opts to try to reach the Earths center first. Lindenbrook and McEwan chase him to Iceland, there, Göteborg and his assistant kidnap and imprison them in a cellar. They are freed by a local Icelander, Hans Bjelke, and they find Göteborg dead in his room at an inn. Lindenbrook finds some potassium cyanide crystals in Göteborgs goatee and concludes that he has been murdered, Göteborgs widow, who initially believed Lindenbrook was trying to capitalize on the work of her deceased husband, learns the truth from her husbands diary.
She provides the equipment and supplies Göteborg had gathered, including much sought after Ruhmkorff lamps, Lindenbrook grudgingly agrees, and the four explorers and the pet duck are soon journeying into the Earth. They are aided by marks left by Arne Saknussemm showing the path he took 300 years before, Göteborgs murderer, Count Saknussemm thinks that, as Arne Saknussemms descendent, only he has the right to be there. He trails the group secretly with his servant, when Alec becomes separated from the others, he almost trips over Saknussemms dead servant. When Alec refuses to be his replacement, Saknussemm shoots Alec in the arm, Lindenbrook locates Saknussemm from the reverberations of the sound of the shot, and sentences him to death. However, no one is willing to execute him, so they take him along. The explorers eventually come upon a subterranean ocean and they construct a raft from the stems of giant mushrooms to cross it but, not before narrowly escaping a family of dimetrodons. Their raft begins circling in a mid-ocean whirlpool, completely exhausted, they reach the opposite shore.
While the others are asleep, a hungry Saknussemm catches and eats Gertrud the duck, when Hans finds out, he rushes at the count, but is pulled off by Lindenbrook and McEwan. Reeling back, Saknussemm loosens a column of stones and is buried beneath them, right behind the collapse, the group comes upon the sunken city of Atlantis. They find the remains of Arne Saknussemm, the hand of his skeleton points toward a passage to the surface. They decide that they will have to break a giant rock blocking their way using gunpowder left by Saknussemm, a giant megalosaurus attacks them, but it is killed by released lava
A reef is a bar of rock, coral or similar material, lying beneath the surface of water. Reefs may be up to 261 feet below the surface, artificial reefs such as shipwrecks are sometimes created to enhance physical complexity on generally featureless sand bottoms in order to attract a diverse assemblage of organisms, especially fish. There is a variety of reef types, including oyster reefs. These biotic reef types take on additional names depending upon how the reef lies in relation to the land, Reef types include fringing reef, barrier reefs, as well as atolls. A fringing reef is a reef that is attached to an island, a barrier reef forms a calcareous barrier around an island resulting in a lagoon between the shore and the reef. An atoll is a reef with no land present. The reef front is a high energy locale whereas the internal lagoon will be at an energy with fine grained sediments. One useful definition distinguishes reefs from mounds as follows, reefs are held up by a macroscopic skeletal framework.
Coral reefs are an excellent example of this kind and calcareous algae grow on top of one another and form a three-dimensional framework that is modified in various ways by other organisms and inorganic processes. By contrast, mounds lack a macroscopic skeletal framework, mounds are built by microorganisms or by organisms that dont grow a skeletal framework. A microbial mound might be built exclusively or primarily by cyanobacteria, excellent examples of biostromes formed by cyanobacteria occur in the Great Salt Lake of Utah, and in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Cyanobacteria do not have skeletons and individuals are microscopic, cyanobacteria encourage the precipitation or accumulation of calcium carbonate and can produce distinct sediment bodies in composition that have relief on the seafloor. Cyanobacterial mounds were most abundant before the evolution of shelly macroscopic organisms and crinoids, common contributors to marine sediments during the Mississippian, produced a very different kind of mound.
Bryozoans are small and the skeletons of crinoids disintegrate, however and crinoid meadows can persist over time and produce compositionally distinct bodies of sediment with depositional relief. The Proterozoic Belt Supergroup contains evidence of microbial mat and dome structures similar to stromatolite reef complexes. Ancient reefs buried within stratigraphic sections are of considerable interest to geologists because they provide information about the location in Earths history. Corals, including some major extinct groups Rugosa and Tabulata, have been important reef builders through much of the Phanerozoic since the Ordovician Period. However, other groups, such as calcifying algae, especially members of the red algae Rhodophyta
Steven Vincent Steve Buscemi is an American actor and film director. He is known for his appearances in films by the Coen brothers, Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo. Buscemi provides the voice of Randall Boggs in the Monsters, Inc. franchise and he made his directorial debut in 1996, with Trees Lounge, in which he starred. Other works include Animal Factory, Lonesome Jim and Interview and he has directed numerous episodes of TV shows, including Homicide, Life on the Street, The Sopranos, Oz,30 Rock, and Nurse Jackie. He currently hosts the Emmy Award-winning AOL On comedy talk-show Park Bench, Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to John Buscemi, a sanitation worker and Korean War veteran, and Dorothy, who worked as a host at Howard Johnsons. Buscemis father was of Italian descent, his ancestors were from the town of Menfi in Sicily, Buscemis mother was of Irish and Dutch ancestry. He has three brothers, Jon and Michael and he graduated in 1975 from Valley Stream Central High School in Nassau County, New York, a school which he attended with actress Patricia Charbonneau.
In high school, Buscemi wrestled for the varsity squad and participated in the drama troupe, Buscemis 1996 film Trees Lounge, in which he starred and served as screenwriter and director, is set in and was largely shot in his childhood village of Valley Stream. Buscemi briefly attended Nassau Community College before moving to Manhattan to enroll in the Lee Strasberg Institute, in 1980, Buscemi became a firefighter in New York City, after taking a civil service test in 1976 when he was 18. For four years, Buscemi served on FDNYs Engine Co.55 in Manhattans Little Italy, after 9/11, Buscemi returned to Engine 55 and for several days worked 12-hour shifts alongside other firefighters to sift through the rubble from the World Trade Center. In 2003, he gave a speech supporting higher wages for firefighters at a union rally, in 2014, he was appointed as an Honorary Battalion Chief of the FDNY. His film debut was the 1985 No Wave Cinema film The Way it Is, other early films include Parting Glances in 1986, Slaves of New York in 1988, and Tales from the Darkside, a 1990 film with three segments.
Buscemi starred in the first segment, playing Bellingham, a student who orders a mummy and unleashes it on fellow college students played by Christian Slater. In 1990, Buscemi had a couple of additional crime roles and he played the henchman of Laurence Fishburne named Test Tube in Abel Ferraras King of New York. He played Mink in the Coen Brothers Millers Crossing, although he had to audition twice for this role, it marked the first of five of the Coen Brothers films in which Buscemi appeared. In 1991, he played the bellboy, Chet, in the Coen Brothers film and his first lead role was in 1992, when he played Adolpho Rollo in Alexandre Rockwells In the Soup. Then he came to attention for playing Mr. Pink in Quentin Tarantinos 1992 film, Reservoir Dogs. He appeared in Tarantinos next film, Pulp Fiction, in which he acts as a waiter at the 1950s themed restaurant which Mrs. Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega attend
Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo Spanish pronunciation, was an American actor, political cartoonist, and conservationist. Although he played many different ethnicities in his career, Leo Carrillo was Castillian Spanish. His great-great grandfather José Raimundo Carrillo, was a soldier in the Spanish Portolá expedition colonization of Las Californias, franciscan Friar Junípero Serra performed the marriage ceremony for Don Jose Raimundo and Tomasa Ignacia Lugo in 1781. His great-grandfather Carlos Antonio Carrillo was Governor of Alta California and his great-uncle, José Antonio Carrillo, was a three-time mayor of Los Angeles and twice married to sisters of Governor Pío Pico. His paternal grandfather, Pedro Carrillo, who was educated in Boston, was a writer, the family moved from San Diego to Los Angeles to Santa Monica, where Carrillos father Juan José Carrillo, served as the citys police chief and the first mayor. His cousin was Broadway star William Gaxton, proud of his heritage, Carrillo wrote a book, The California I Love, published shortly before his death in 1961.
A university graduate, Carrillo worked as a newspaper cartoonist for the San Francisco Examiner before turning to acting on Broadway, in Hollywood, he appeared in more than 90 films, including The Gay Desperado, in which he usually played supporting or character roles. Duncan Renaldo starred as The Cisco Kid, the popular syndicated series ran from 1950 until 1956, notable as the first TV series filmed in color. After The Cisco Kid ended production, Carrillo appeared in the episode Rescue at Sea of the military drama. He was eventually made an ambassador by the California Governor at the time. As a result of his service to California, west of Malibu on CA-1 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Westminster, California named an elementary school for him. Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, originally Rancho de los Kiotes, in Carlsbad, Rancho Carrillo Trail, in Carlsbad, is named for Leo Carrillo. In 1944, for instance, he performed a Wild West act at the massive rally organized by David O, the gathering drew 93,000, with Cecil B.
DeMille as the master of ceremonies and with speeches by Hedda Hopper. Among the others in attendance were Ann Sothern, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Adolphe Menjou, Gary Cooper, Eddy Arnold, William Bendix, and Walter Pidgeon. In 1913, Carrillo married Edith Shakespeare Haeselbarth, of Nyack, New York and they remained together until her death in 1953. They lived in Los Alisos on Channel Road, in Santa Monica Canyon, the Carrillos had one child, a daughter, Marie Antoinette. They spent part of their time at their 4, 500-acre ranch in Carlsbad, Carrillo frequently permitted Boy Scout groups to camp on the grounds
The Craft (film)
The Craft is a 1996 American supernatural horror film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The films plot centers on a group of four girls who pursue witchcraft and use sorcery for their own gain. The film was released on May 3,1996, by Columbia Pictures and it was a surprise hit, Sarah Bailey, a troubled teenager, has just moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles with her father and stepmother. At her new school, she encounters a group of outcast girls rumored to be witches, Nancy, at the same time, Sarah becomes attracted to a popular football player Chris, who warns her against associating with the three girls. After Chris humiliates Sarah by spreading rumors about having had sex with her. Sarah exhibits supernatural powers from the onset of the film and her new friends believe that she will complete their coven and they tell her that they worship a powerful god named Manon, who controls the elements. When Sarah is harassed by a vagrant with a snake, he is hit by a car.
Nancy lusts for power and encourages the others to join her in a rite called Invocation of the Spirit. The four enact the ceremony on the beach, where each of the girls Call the Corners, on completion of the spell, Nancy is struck by lightning, and all four girls fall unconscious. The next morning Nancy is seen walking on water and claims to be infused with the essence of Manon and she lacks empathy and begins taking risks with her life and those of others. Nancy uses a spell to make herself look like Sarah. They are interrupted by the real Sarah, who insists that Nancy leave with her, Chris is upset about being fooled, and taunts Nancy that she is jealous. Nancy uses her power to him out of a second-story window. Sarah performs a spell to prevent Nancy from doing more harm. The binding fails, and the turns on Sarah. They invade her dreams and threaten to kill her, Sarah visits Lirio, the proprietress of a magic shop, who tells Sarah that she too must invoke the spirit in order to fight Nancy.
They are interrupted by another of Nancys spells before they can do so, once there Nancy tricks Sarah into believing that her father and stepmother have died in a plane crash. The three girls try to persuade her to suicide, before Nancy cuts Sarahs wrists herself
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the urban area recorded a population of 47,645, Maroochydore is a major commercial area of the Sunshine Coast with most shopping precincts located in the central business district. It is home to the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre and the Sunshine Coasts major bus interchange for TransLink services operated by Sunbus, Maroochydore is a venue of major surf sport carnivals, and is a popular holiday point from which to travel the rest of Queensland. The name Maroochydore comes from the Aboriginal indigenous Yuggera language word Muru-kutchi, meaning red-bill, Maroochydore is the sixth town mentioned in the original version of the song Ive Been Everywhere. The town of Maroochydore was subdivided from the Cotton Tree reserve by Surveyor Thomas OConnor in 1903, the land was acquired from William Pettigrew who had a timber depot at what is now Wharf Street. Andrew Petrie during his 1842 exploration of the coast gave the name Maroochydore to the area and it was derived from the word murukutchi-dha in the language of the Brisbane River Aboriginal people who accompanied Petrie on his exploration.
It literally means the place of the red bills that is the black swans, governor Gipps, stimulated by Petries exploration, proposed the Bunya Proclamation of 1842. This prevented settlement or the granting of cattle or timber licences in the Bunya Country which covered much of the Maroochy district, the Proclamation lapsed, attracting Tom Petrie to explore the coastal area for timber resources in 1862. Due to the nature of the Maroochy River bar it proved too hazardous for shipping. In 1864, Brisbane sawmill owner, William Pettigrew, established a depot, twenty years on, in 1884, Pettigrew transferred his activities to Maroochydore. The area appears to have mainly used for grazing cattle and has a landing place for timber rafted down the River. That same year, Pettigrew built the first house at Maroochydore, the house was occupied by an employee, Hamilton Muirhead. Pettigrew opened a sawmill on the riverbank in 1891, it was at time a post office was opened too. Pettigrew continued to run his steamers Tadorna Radja and Tarshaw in the Maroochy River, the Gneering which had serviced the river had been wrecked on the Maroochy River bar.
The steamer was towed to Goat Island and left there as a wreck, in 1898, Pettigrew closed his mill and went into voluntary liquidation. The mill was reopened and operated by James Campbell & Sons until 1903, the town of Maroochydore still did not exist throughout this time, for several years hinterland residents had visited the area for holidays and fishing trips. Thomas OConnor, a surveyor, purchased all of Pettigrews land in the Marrochydore area in 1903, the land was subdivided and portioned into allotments. The first land sale was held in July 1908 and this marked the beginning of the development of Maroochydore as a seaside resort
Los Angeles County Fire Department
As of 2013 the department is responsible for just over 4 million residents spread out in over 1.2 million housing units across an area of 2,305 square miles. The department is commanded by Chief Daryl L. Osby with an budget of $939 million. The Los Angeles County Fire Department began in 1920, and was known as the Los Angeles County Forestry Department and Los Angeles County Fire Protection Districts. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors enlisted Stuart J. Flintham to lead the new department and he succeeded in opening 30 Fire Protection Districts, which served, and continue to serve and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Cities could choose to join the Fire Protection District by allocating property tax for this service, cities formed as contract cities in the post-World War II period normally retained membership in the Fire Protection District. Following the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978, property taxes were capped at 1%, properties within the district that are not covered under a fee for service arrangement pay a special fire tax as a result of Proposition E, passed in 1997.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department Emergency Operations are commanded by Chief David R. Richardson, the 4 Bureaus that the Chief Deputy oversees contain the bulk of the firefighting and rescue personnel and apparatus that the Fire Department provides, as well as the Technical Services Division. The 3 Operations Bureaus consist of the fire stations and camps that are geographically based. The 3 Operations Bureaus of LACoFD serve 58 cities with 22 Battalions and 9 Divisions, each Division is commanded by an assistant chief, the only exception being the Lifeguard Division, which is led by the Chief Lifeguard. The LACoFD has 8 fire camps with handcrews which are used for fire prevention and wildland firefighting. Inmates assigned to the camps are nonviolent offenders who have completed physical and they are trained by county firefighters to help fight fires and assist with clearing brush and debris. The camps are run in conjunction with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Los Angeles County Lifeguards are an entity within the Los Angeles County Fire Department, serving the 72 miles coastline that Los Angeles County shares with the Pacific Ocean.
As of 2013 the division employed 151 year-round lifeguards with an additional 630 seasonal lifeguards for the busy summers and these personnel staff the 159 lifeguard towers and 23 stations. All lifeguards are EMT certified and have training in rescue operations as well as swift water rescue. The LACoFD sponsors one of the eight FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces in California, County Fire Apparatus are painted reddish-orange as opposed to Los Angeles City Fire Department which are fire engine red. The benefit of a quint is that it has a built in pump and water tank, the LA County Fire Department has 9 helicopters available for search and rescue as well as aerial firefighting. With the exception of Copter 10 which is used primarily for command purposes, all copters are outfitted with water tanks for aerial firefighting. The headquarters for the Air Operations Section is located at Barton Heliport, three Sikorsky S-70A Firehawks Copter 15, Copter 16 and Copter 19, are each capable of transporting up to 4 patients and are fitted with 1,000 US gallons tanks
Los Angeles County, California
Los Angeles County, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in both the United States and the state of California, the countrys most populous state. Its population is larger than that of 42 individual U. S. states and it has 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas and at 4,083 square miles, it is larger than the combined areas of the U. S. states of Delaware and Rhode Island. The county is home to more than one-quarter of California residents and is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U. S and its county seat, the City of Los Angeles, is its most populous city at about four million. Los Angeles County is one of the counties of California. The county originally included parts of what are now Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside, as the population increased, sections were split off to organize San Bernardino County in 1853, Kern County in 1866, and Orange County in 1889. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 4,751 square miles, Los Angeles County borders 70 miles of coast on the Pacific Ocean and encompasses mountain ranges, forests, lakes and desert.
The western extent of the Mojave Desert begins in the Antelope Valley, most of the population of Los Angeles County is located in the south and southwest, with major population centers in the Los Angeles Basin, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley. Other population centers are found in the Santa Clarita Valley, Pomona Valley, Crescenta Valley, the county is divided west-to-east by the San Gabriel Mountains, which are part of the Transverse Ranges of southern California, and are contained mostly within the Angeles National Forest. Los Angeles County includes San Clemente Island and Santa Catalina Island, non-Hispanic whites numbered 2,728,321, or 28% of the population. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race numbered 4,687,889, 36% of Los Angeles Countys population was of Mexican ancestry,3. 7% Salvadoran, and 2. 2% Guatemalan heritage. The largest Asian groups of the 1,346,865 Asians in Los Angeles County are 4. 0% Chinese,3. 3% Filipino,2. 2% Korean,1. 0% Japanese,0. 9% Vietnamese,0. 8% Indian, and 0.
3% Cambodian. The racial makeup of the county is 48. 7% White,11. 0% African American,0. 8% Native American,10. 0% Asian,0. 3% Pacific Islander,23. 5% from other races, and 4. 9% from two or more races. 44. 6% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race, the largest European-American ancestry groups are German, Irish and Italian. 45. 9% of the population reported speaking only English at home,37. 9% spoke Spanish,2. 22% Tagalog,2. 0% Chinese,1. 9% Korean,1. 87% Armenian,0. 5% Arabic, and 0. 2% Hindi. At the census of 2000, there were 9,519,338 people,3,133,774 households, the population density was 2,344 people per square mile. There were 3,270,909 housing units at a density of 806 per square mile. 25% of all households were made up of individuals and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.61. In the county, the population was out with 28% under the age of 18, 10% from 18 to 24, 33% from 25 to 44, 19% from 45 to 64
The Rockford Files
Garner portrays Los Angeles-based private investigator Jim Rockford with Noah Beery, Jr. in the supporting role of his father, a retired truck driver nicknamed Rocky. The show was created by Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell, Huggins created the television show Maverick, which starred Garner, and he wanted to recapture that magic in a modern day detective setting. He teamed with Cannell, who had written for Jack Webb productions such as Adam-12 and Chase, the show was credited as A Public Arts/Roy Huggins Production along with Cherokee Productions in association with Universal Television. Cherokee was owned by Garner, with partners Meta Rosenberg and Juanita Bartlett, the series theme music by composers Mike Post and Pete Carpenter was released as a single and went to No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the chart for 16 weeks. And won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for 1975, in 2002, The Rockford Files was ranked No.39 on TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
Rockford had served time in Californias San Quentin Prison in the 1960s due to a wrongful conviction, after five years, he was pardoned. His infrequent jobs as a private investigator barely allow him to maintain his dilapidated mobile home in a lot on a Malibu. In the television movies from 1994 to 1999, Rockford is living in a trailer that has been enlarged and remodeled. He rarely carries his Colt Detective Special revolver, for which he has no permit and he works on cold cases, missing persons investigations, and low-budget insurance scams, and repeatedly states that he does not handle open cases to avoid trouble with the police. He has been a P. I. since 1968, listed in the opening credits, James Garner as James Jim/Jimmy/Jimbo Scott Rockford Noah Beery, Jr. as Joseph Rocky Rockford, Jims father, a retired truck driver. Joe Santos as Sergeant Dennis Becker, Jims friend on the Los Angeles Police Department and he was promoted to lieutenant in season 5. Frequently recurring cast, Stuart Margolin as Evelyn Angel Martin, Jims former prison friend, Angel is an untrustworthy con artist who constantly gets Jim in trouble, yet Jim remains his friend.
Gretchen Corbett as Elizabeth Beth Davenport, Jims lawyer and sometime girlfriend James Luisi as Lieutenant Douglas J. Doug Chapman and he and Jim despise each other. Tom Atkins as Lieutenant Alex / Thomas Diehl, Beckers superior officer who has a relationship with Rockford. Luis Delgado as Officer Todd / Jack Billings, Rockford helps prove Fitch did not commit the crime for which he was sent to prison. Bo Hopkins as John Coop Cooper, Jims disbarred attorney friend Tom Selleck as Lance White and admired by everyone but Jim, who considers him naive and lucky and likely to cause others to get hurt. Dennis Dugan as Richie Brockelman, a young and naive private investigator who seeks Jims help from time to time, bereft of Jims cynicism and physical toughness, this character was spun off for the short-lived Richie Brockelman, Private Eye. Kathryn Harrold as Dr. Megan Dougherty, a blind psychiatrist who hires Jim and their relationship eventually blossoms into a romance
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Overall administration is by the National Park Service, coordinating with state, county and university agencies. The Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area preserves one of the best examples of a Mediterranean climate ecosystem in the world and it protects one of the highest densities of archaeological resources in any mountain range in the world. The Santa Monica Mountains NRA contains 156,671 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains of the Transverse Ranges between the Pacific Ocean and inland valleys and its southeastern slopes are part of the headwaters of the Los Angeles River. In size the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the largest urban park in the United States. Besides geologic forces, people who inhabited the area in the past have been ones to affect the land, there were different reasons for people to come into the area. Some came to live and others to work the land, the first groups to live in the mountains were the Native American tribes called the Chumash and the Tongva who lived here for thousands of years.
Then came the Spanish Explorers and Homesteaders from other areas of the country, the Homesteaders brought new ideas and cultures that shaped the landscape and mindset of the area, and California overall. Up to this day, people continue to live, places such as Paramount Ranch, Solstice Canyon, and Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa still have that history that has been left behind by people in the past. The past stories from people are discovered through photographs, letters. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area strives to make sure the collections, the first area in the Santa Monica Mountains set aside for public use was Griffith Park which was donated to the city of Los Angeles by Griffith J. Griffith in 1896. During the first decade of the century, Frederick H. Rindge made several attempts to create a forest reserve in the Santa Monica Mountains. These reserves were precursors to national forests, in 1902 California’s State Mining Bureau examined the area being considered for the establishment of a forest reserve.
The resulting report was sent to Washington where the proposal for a reserve was denied, in 1907 an application was submitted to the Secretary of the Interior requesting that at least 70,000 acres in the mountains be designated a forest reserve. This time state mineralogist Lewis E. Aubury opposed the venture and he wrote the L. A. C. and endeavor to ascertain his views on the subject, and further protest against the creation of this proposed reserve”. Days the U. S. Limestone deposits were discovered in the mountains behind Pacific Palisades in 1925 which led to a battle between wealthy home owners of the area and land developers. The quarry site was in Traylor Canyon, three miles inland from the sea, between Santa Ynez and Temescal Canyons. Alphonzo Bell, Sr. was the real estate developer behind the scheme while local opposition was led by Sylvia Morrison. After much criticism of his plan, Bell offered a new proposal