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January 1, 2014 |
Three small brush fires destroyed two unoccupied cabins Wednesday evening in the Cleveland National Forest and forced evacuations, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. Firefighters responded about 6 p.m. to multiple reports of a structure fire in Holy Jim Canyon, not far from Trabuco Canyon, Capt. Steve Concialdi said. Concialdi said that there were three fires in total and that two cabins had been destroyed. He said no one was inside the cabins. At least 100 firefighters were on scene as of 8:30 p.m., Concialdi said.
December 28, 2013
Distance: 3 miles Duration: 11/4 hours Difficulty: 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 Details: $3 paid parking and street parking with restrictions. Dogs on a leash are OK. On Metro bus route 218. 000329"> Metro bus route 218.
December 27, 2013 |
This Studio City walking area is popular with hikers, joggers, runners, dog owners and families. Go early to get a space in the parking lot and to heighten that get-away feeling. Begin at Wilacre Park, off Fryman Road, one block west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Start walking uphill on a paved road into a stretch of land that is part of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, enjoying the shade of oaks and conifers as you gain altitude and leave the canyon. The asphalt will give way to dirt road.
December 16, 2013 |
After three weeks of the high school basketball season, one of the most impressive starts has been turned in by Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, which is 9-0 and starting three freshmen. The Trailblazers won the Ventura County Classic last weekend, defeating Alemany in the final. In sophomore point guard Deveral Ramsey and 6-foot-8 freshman forward Cody Riley, Sierra Canyon has two certain future college players to build around. Whether Sierra Canyon will be good enough to end up in the Open Division at the end of the season remains to be seen.
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December 11, 2013 |
Two weeks ago, Lance Holger Anderson gave his Christmas tree to a neighbor, telling her "we're not having Christmas this year. " The neighbor thought nothing of it until Wednesday, when deputies swarmed the apartment complex. Authorities allege that Anderson killed his ailing wife at their Canyon Country apartment, then took a cab to a North Hills nursing facility, where he fatally shot his near-comatose sister. Anderson then dropped the gun and patiently waited for officers to arrive, police said.
December 9, 2013 |
Two weeks into the high school basketball season, a young Chatsworth Sierra Canyon team is learning to handle the pressure pretty well. With sophomore guard Devearl Ramsey scoring 25 points and 6-foot-8 freshman Cody Riley contributing 19 points, Sierra Canyon (5-0) held off Sylmar, 72-65, in a a Ventura County Classic game on Monday night at Royal. Sierra Canyon led by 12 points at halftime and had to withstand a 29-point performance by Sylmar's Devenir Duruisseau. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defeated Oxnard, 76-61.
November 21, 2013 |
Jim Kunau has resigned as football coach after one season at Anaheim Canyon. He was previously a longtime coach at Orange Lutheran. It's the second big coaching change this school year at Canyon. Joe Hoggatt, the baseball coach for 13 years, resigned in September. He has been replaced by assistant Matt Morris. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
November 9, 2013 |
Forty people in a corner of Bronson Canyon Park one recent sunny Saturday progressed through a tai chi ritual of short form, long form and short form again, each a combination of up to 108 separate, languid movements. They practiced in complete silence for nearly an hour and a half, in unison and yet everyone in their own fashion, the only sound coming from the birds overhead. It happens every Saturday, but this wasn't any old Saturday. This was a long-awaited reunion and the 45th anniversary of the tai chi class in the south Griffith Park area, every single Saturday since 1968.
October 11, 2013 |
The Grand Canyon Railway's annual Pumpkin Patch Train is in full swing again. And for the first time, advance tickets are on sale. After a big turnout on opening weekend, the usual Saturday-Sunday schedules have been expanded to include four weekday dates: Oct. 11, 14, 17 and 18. The train, which runs through October from Williams, Ariz., offers 90-minute trips that let out at a patch where children have 45 minutes to pick the perfect pumpkin....
October 9, 2013 |
Patrick Dotson was in crisis mode. The Grand Canyon Community Church pastor had just emailed a state food bank with an unlikely request: Rush food to one of the world's seven natural wonders. Then came the knock on the door. A U.S. Park Service ranger asked whether Dotson could expand the small food pantry that was being run out of the church's garage. "He said, 'We've got families struggling here. How can we make this bigger?'" Dotson said. The U.S. government shutdown has turned a prestigious national park where millions come each year to relax and recreate into a realm of high anxiety.