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September 12, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Flooding is wreaking havoc in northern Colorado as rescue teams try to save stranded residents and drivers. Two reportedly have died as a result of flash floods following days of rain. Dramatic video has emerged.  A woman and her 6-year-old daughter were rescued from the roof of her car amid hail. A man was rescued from his overturned car. Meanwhile, the University of Colorado, Boulder, had closed its campus.  Video was posted on YouTube of flooding at the campus.  In college style, it appears there's some tubing going on in one video, below.
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FOOD
March 1, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
The gluten-free crowd has spoken, and it wants pizza. It's not hard to find gluten-free crusts these days, usually for a surcharge. What's more elusive is a pizza that's suitable for those with celiac disease - people for whom just a dusting of ambient wheat flour can mean painful illness. As Jennifer Harvey, food specialist for MOD Pizza put it: "The gluten-free movement has gotten so big. It's no longer a niche. " 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria: Originally sold a few gluten-free crusts a day, now it's 5% of the business.
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SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin plays with a chip on his shoulder. “I usually call it a boulder,” he told reporters Sunday night upon the team's arrival in New Jersey for the final week of Super Bowl preparations. The 5-foot-10, 189-pound Baldwin completed his eligibility at Stanford in 2010 but was not selected in the 2011 NFL draft.  “I didn't have a lot of good film coming out of college, also my height didn't help me at all,” he said. “I ran a decent 40, but nobody would call it blazing speed.
SPORTS
February 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
VS. COLORADO When: 6. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: ESPN2; Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 18-5, 7-3, Buffaloes 18-6, 7-4. Update: UCLA handled the Buffaloes in Boulder, 69-56, last month. But that was the first game Colorado played without leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie. The Buffaloes are on better footing now, having won three consecutive games, all at home. Guard Askia Booker has taken over the floor leadership and has scored at least 20 points the last two games.
NATIONAL
April 24, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Just when you thought it was safe to go back on those mountain trails. In a case that has stunned authorities with its ruthlessness, two Utah men have been arrested in connection with a pair of deadly makeshift booby traps set up along a popular hiking trail. One of the traps involved a trip wire triggered to send a 20-pound, spiked boulder swinging into an unsuspecting victim. The other was designed to trip a passer-by into a bed of sharpened wooden stakes. The two suspects, ages 19 and 21, told investigators after being arrested last weekend on suspicion of misdemeanor reckless endangerment that the traps were intended for wildlife.
NATIONAL
February 1, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
It took 20 million years of wind and water erosion to form an eye-catching, mushroom-shaped boulder in a Utah state park. Heaving the stone off its perch took a man just 10 seconds, and the action sparked international disgust. A pair of former Boy Scout leaders who said they destroyed the rock formation to protect people from being crushed by it were charged with felony mischief this week, Utah state parks officials announced. In October, David Benjamin Hall, 42, taped Glenn Tuck Taylor, 45, pushing the stone to the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin and Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
After an arduous, 105-mile journey from a dusty, remote Riverside quarry to the cultural heart of the Mid-Wilshire district, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's now-famous 340-ton granite boulder arrived safely at its new home before dawn Saturday. It took 11 cold and grueling nights on the road navigating tight corners, "crabbing" across bridges and narrowly avoiding collisions with towering utility poles, but LACMA's monolith arrived at exactly 4:25 a.m., illuminated by string lights and resting in a steel sling on its custom transporter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Fire crews are trained for human rescues. Animal rescues require some improvising. So when the Alpine Fire Protection District in eastern San Diego County got a desperate call about a dog wedged in a narrow crack in a large boulder, some innovation was necessary. The dog was apparently walking on the top of the boulder Tuesday and fell into the crevasse, landing 15 feet down. It was wedged so tightly that it could not move. First, firefighters tried using an extraction tool to pry the boulder apart, but the rock was too strong and the crevasse was too tight.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
USC AT COLORADO When: 11 a.m. PST. Where: Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo. On the air: TV: Fox Sports 1; Radio: 710. Records: USC 9-8, 0-4 Pac-12; Colorado 14-4, 3-2. Update: The Trojans face a hobbled Colorado team as they seek their first Pac-12 Conference win of the season. The Buffaloes are without their top scorer, Spencer Dinwiddie, who was lost for the season with a knee injury last week, and they lost to UCLA on Thursday, 69-56. USC is coming off an 84-66 loss to Utah, and the Trojans continue to struggle with ball control.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2012 | Reed Johnson and Danielle Paquette
The Egyptian Pharaohs would've approved. Sisyphus would be relieved. After four decades of planning and a 105-mile odyssey, the rock officially has come to rest at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it is expected to hang out for roughly the next 3,500 years. On Sunday, hundreds of camera-toting, iPhone-wielding Angelenos and a clutch of dignitaries descended on Michael Heizer's monumental new outdoor sculpture, a 340-ton granite boulder suspended over a 456-foot-long concrete channel, formally known as "Levitated Mass.
NATIONAL
February 1, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
It took 20 million years of wind and water erosion to form an eye-catching, mushroom-shaped boulder in a Utah state park. Heaving the stone off its perch took a man just 10 seconds, and the action sparked international disgust. A pair of former Boy Scout leaders who said they destroyed the rock formation to protect people from being crushed by it were charged with felony mischief this week, Utah state parks officials announced. In October, David Benjamin Hall, 42, taped Glenn Tuck Taylor, 45, pushing the stone to the ground.
SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin plays with a chip on his shoulder. “I usually call it a boulder,” he told reporters Sunday night upon the team's arrival in New Jersey for the final week of Super Bowl preparations. The 5-foot-10, 189-pound Baldwin completed his eligibility at Stanford in 2010 but was not selected in the 2011 NFL draft.  “I didn't have a lot of good film coming out of college, also my height didn't help me at all,” he said. “I ran a decent 40, but nobody would call it blazing speed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point that was closed in both directions during the Friday morning commute was reopened shortly before 10:30 a.m., authorities said. At least two large boulders, each described as being the size of a "small VW," fell at about 3:30 a.m. in the area between Camino Capistrano and Dana Point Harbor Drive, blocking the roadway, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Crews worked throughout the morning to remove the debris while commuters were pushed onto alternate routes, such as the 5 Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
A long stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Orange County was closed in both directions Friday morning after two large boulders tumbled onto the road, authorities said. The boulders,  each the size of a "small VW," fell at about 3:30 a.m. in the area between Camino Capistrano and Dana Point Harbor Drive, blocking northbound and southbound traffic, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Passalaqua said the roadway likely wouldn't be clear until at least 7 a.m. A Sigalert was issued at 5:24 a.m. Officials recommended taking the 5 Freeway north, where traffic was flowing smoothly, as an alternative.
NATIONAL
October 21, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Two Boy Scout leaders who filmed themselves toppling an ancient rock formation in a Utah state park have been removed from their posts by the Boy Scouts of America and face possible criminal charges for their actions at Goblin Valley State Park. The Scouts' Utah National Parks Council said the men violated the organization's "leave no trace" policy in the park. “As an organization that has been a leader in conservation for more than a century we were shocked and saddened by this irresponsible display of behavior and apparent disregard for our natural surroundings," Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement.
NATIONAL
September 21, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
BOULDER, Colo. - Clancy Philipsborn stood on the banks of Boulder Creek examining the flood-level marker he helped erect. The 18-foot stone and glass tower was a bit damaged but still standing. "This piece of granite broke off," he said, running his hand over the line of sediment left on the monument by the historic floods that have swept through Colorado. He pointed to small boulders and uprooted trees littering the creek that runs through the center of this university town. "These weren't here last week.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2011 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will introduce its newest VIP today in a Riverside quarry: the 340-ton, 211/2-foot-high granite boulder that will form the centerpiece of Michael Heizer's massive outdoor sculpture, "Levitated Mass. " When the piece is complete, the rock will sit on steel rails at ground level, north of the Wilshire Boulevard museum's Resnick Pavilion. A 456-foot-long, ramp-like slot in the ground, descending to 15 feet deep, will run beneath it. The rock will appear to levitate above people walking through the underground channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
In the year it has been at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Michael Heizer sculpture known formally as "Levitated Mass" and more familiarly as "the rock" has drawn more than 300,000 people, many of them posing for Instagram or Twitter photos as though they are holding the boulder in their palm or on their shoulder. The shot even has a name - - the "boulder holder" pose. Doug Pray's new documentary, "Levitated Mass," which has its world premiere this week at the Los Angeles Film Festival, tells the complete story of LACMA's rock star, and the tale has levity and mass.
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