CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 |
Thousands of acres of Yosemite National Park that were closed to the public since last year's massive Rim fire have been reopened, park officials announced Wednesday. However, park officials cautioned visitors to the affected areas - which include Hetch Hetchy hiking trails and the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias - about potential risks such as "hazardous trees, uneven ground, potential rockfall, and down and dead debris on trails. " Fire restrictions also have been lifted, but could be put in place again later this year because of California's extreme drought conditions, the park statement said.
March 13, 2014 |
A no-huddle, up-tempo offense is not the only new scheme USC Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff are installing this spring. Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox is implementing a 3-4 defense with new terminology and multiple variations. On Thursday, after the Trojans' second workout, Wilcox said defensive players were adapting quickly to the concepts and to facing approximately 120 plays each day. "When you start adding those up, it grows pretty fast and it can get a little fuzzy - especially when it's all new," Wilcox said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 |
Nearly 120,000 letters and bills went up in flames early Tuesday when a pair of big rigs collided along the 57 Freeway in Brea. One was from a U.S. Postal Service facility in Santa Ana, where workers process about 1 million pieces of mail daily, according to officials. The letters that were burned had originated from Orange County and parts of the San Gabriel Valley and were being trucked to Ontario Airport at the time of the crash. The mail that caught fire had been marked first class, but because it was not certified, officials say they cannot track whose mail burned.
February 26, 2014 |
Renowned big-screen cinema purveyor Imax Corp. is set to break ground Thursday on a new West Coast headquarters that will house two large screening rooms, offices and production facilities for moviemakers. The $45-million complex is being built in the commercial district of Playa Vista, a planned community south of Marina del Rey. Imax's property will rise at the corner of Westlawn Avenue and Millennium Drive, next to the massive hangar where aerospace mogul Howard Hughes built his infamous wooden transport plane known as the Spruce Goose.
February 25, 2014 |
HONOLULU - When the federal government began parceling out billions of dollars for the new health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's home state was in an enviable position. Hawaii already had one of the highest insured rates in the nation as the result of a 40-year-old state law requiring employers to provide coverage. The state received more than $205 million in federal money to build a health insurance exchange to serve those still uninsured.
February 15, 2014 |
UCLA assistant coach Duane Broussard calls it an "Etch A Sketch" mindset. Jordan Adams shakes blank all memories from previous games. Asked Saturday about shooting 39% in Pac-12 Conference play, Adams shrugged and said, "I just put it behind me. " He might want to keep the tape this time. BOX SCORE: UCLA 80, Utah 66 Adams, the team's leading scorer, had 24 points in the Bruins' 80-66 victory over Utah in Pauley Pavilion. He made 10 of 14 shots, as the Bruins (20-5 overall, 9-3 in Pac-12 play)