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NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
This weekend you will be able to step onto the rim of the Grand Canyon, hold onto the railing and look down -- without leaving Southern California. Chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum, who creates 3-D images that are crazy-realistic, will bring the natural wonder to life on a section of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The image will be arranged "so that when people are looking over the railing of the chalk art, it will feel like they are really leaning over the edge of the canyon ," Sherry Henry, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, said in a statement.
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SPORTS
February 11, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
With a little help from Campbell Hall, Sierra Canyon clinched the Alpha League championship on Tuesday night after a 47-44 win over Brentwood. Combined with Campbell Hall's 54-49 win over Windward, Sierra Canyon (24-2, 9-0) has a two-game lead over Windward going into Thursday's regular-season finale against the Wildcats. Freshman Cody Riley scored 22 points for Sierra Canyon. Tra Holder led Brentwood with 22 points. Aaron Holiday scored 27 points and Kahlil Simplis and Jordan Cohen had 15 points apiece for Campbell Hall, which also received a strong game from sophomore Joe Romano, who had six points, eight rebounds and two blocks.  Breland Brandt led Windward with 19 points and 15 rebounds.
SPORTS
February 6, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Chatsworth Sierra Canyon is 23-2 and still unbeaten in the Alpha League after a 76-66 victory over North Hollywood Campbell Hall on Thursday night. But the Trailblazers should be grateful Aaron Holiday spent half of the third quarter on the bench with four fouls for Campbell Hall. Without him, Sierra Canyon began to pull away. Holiday finished with 39 points with his NBA brother, Jrue, in attendance. Sierra Canyon, which has a one-game league lead over Windward, had too many weapons for the Vikings (11-12, 5-3)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | KTLA
Two men were rescued by a search team Thursday after getting lost 12 hours earlier while hiking in the Eaton Canyon area above Pasadena. Assisted by a deputy who descended by rope from a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter, the men were individually hoisted up to the aircraft before being whisked away to the nearby Eaton Canyon Nature Center. The department's Altadena station received a call at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday from one of the two 24-year-old men saying they were "OK" but had become lost, sheriff's Deputy Daniel Page told KTLA-TV Channel 5. The men, described as fit but inexperienced hikers, were believed to have started their trek about noon, Page said.
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Junior defensive lineman Hunter Mattox has transferred from Westlake to Sierra Canyon, Coach Jon Ellinghouse said. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A nuclear power plant in Avila Beach shut down one of its two generators after an electrical arc that apparently was sparked during a storm, a utility spokeswoman said Monday night. Unit 2 at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant went offline automatically Sunday morning as rain fell along the Central Coast, Pacific Gas & Electric spokeswoman Kristin Inman said. "The system performed as designed and automatically went offline to protect equipment," PG&E said in as statement. Inman said a preliminary investigation shows that the arc resulted from a buildup of dust that mixed with moisture on a lightning arrestor.
SPORTS
January 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Leaving little doubt that it's on a trajectory to be part of the Southern Section Open Division playoffs as one of the top 16 teams in Southern California, Chatsworth Sierra Canyon improved to 20-2 on Tuesday night and finished the first half of the Alpha League with an unbeaten record by routing L.A. Windward, 69-54, at home. Sierra Canyon's big men, led by 6-foot-8 freshman Cody Riley, were more physical, and Windward (15-6, 4-1) never offered a serious threat. Riley had 17 points and 12 rebounds.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
There's a lot more to the Grand Canyon than can be seen from the top. Walk seven miles down and you arrive at the river that created the spectacular chasm, the Colorado. Stay overnight at a rustic lodge at the bottom, and you begin to get a different sense of scale about the place. California-based outfitter O.A.R.S. has designed a four-day trip for hikers who want to experience the canyon from top to bottom. Before the big descent, participants see red sandstone spires and big canyon walls on guided hikes at nearby Walnut Canyon and Wupatki national monuments.
HOME & GARDEN
January 25, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Paul Lieberstein was ready for a change. In 2000, he purchased a two-bedroom, one-bath Crestwood Hills home that was clinging to a hillside and sold as a tear-down. But a decade later, he and his wife, Janine Poreba, were expecting their first child, and he knew it was time to expand. "We brought in some floors and painted, but it was hardly enough," he said. The process began after architect Peter Grueneisen moved in next door. "He was not initially interested, as he was too busy," said Lieberstein, an actor, writer and producer known for his role as Toby on "The Office.
SPORTS
January 23, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 On Thursday night, Brentwood was stubborn in sticking with a 2-3 zone defense against Sierra Canyon even though the Trailblazers opened a 13-point lead in the third quarter and seemed on the verge of making the game a blowout. Brentwood's patience finally paid off in the fourth quarter. Sierra Canyon went cold, and the Eagles began to rally. Austin Lee made a three-pointer with 1:51 left, and suddenly Brentwood trailed by just a single point. After Deveral Ramsey missed the front end of a one-and-one, Brentwood had the ball with 13.2 seconds left and a chance to win. Point guard Tra Holder created an open shot for Andrew Gardiner from the baseline with seconds left on the clock but it wouldn't fall.
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