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January 18, 2013 | By Brian E. Clark
Expert skiers and snowboarders who'd like to take on the steeps in Huckleberry Canyon at the Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort  off Highway 50 near South Lake Tahoe now have a guided snowcat option. Instead of hiking to reach the terrain beyond the lift-served areas, the bold can ride in a heated snowcat to access untouched powder in 320 acres of open bowls and gladed tree runs, as well as descents through rock chutes and drops over cornices and (yikes!) cliffs. This terrain has long been praised by Tahoe locals as some of the best and most accessible backcountry in the region.
April 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Two time defending City Section Division II champion San Fernando will open its football season on Aug. 28 at home against Chatsworth Sierra Canyon. The Tigers also have games at Taft, at Sun Valley Poly and home against Arleta before a showdown game against Sylmar at home. Arleta, under new Coach Bill Coan, will face Eagle Rock, El Camino Real and Roosevelt before opening league play against Monroe and Verdugo Hills. Arleta plays San Fernando on Oct. 10.  
June 15, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
This was an unlucky year to get lucky in the lottery for Yosemite High Sierra Camps reservations. The five seasonal camps , assembled each year at high elevations in the park's spectacular back country, were supposed to open as early as this month, but they have been delayed by this year's mighty Sierra snowpack . "We've pushed the dates back four times, starting about a month ago," said Lisa Cesaro, spokeswoman for DNC Parks...
March 30, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Now that a seemingly never-ending high school basketball season is over, the next season can begin. That would be travel ball. And let the transfer season begin too. If you think one-and-done is popular in college, then get ready for one-and-done in high school basketball. Those are the players who spend one year at a high school, then move on to the next best deal. The CIF doesn't seem to mind. Its approach is, we'll send you to the Open Division to compete against the other schools who want to win badly.
September 24, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Firefighters made progress in their efforts to control two brush fires burning in Southern California mountains, officials said Tuesday night. In the Madre fire above Azusa, about 450 firefighters had the blaze 70% contained and were continuing to make headway, the U.S. Forest Service said. The blaze broke out Monday afternoon north of California 39 in San Gabriel Canyon and briefly threatened several homes before ground crews and aircraft were able to knock down flames. The Sierra fire in the Cajon Pass broke out Tuesday afternoon and quickly spread to 200 acres west of t he 15 Freeway near Glen Helen Road, the U.S. Forest Service said.
October 26, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
As noted Thursday , U.S. 395 is full of fiery yellows and reds as the leaf-peeping season moves into lower elevations. The way to see all this is to take the 395 north toward Mammoth, then take some of the canyon roads west. Here are a couple more worth mentioning: The June Lake Loop is spectacular right now. Clear skies and daytime temps in the 60s make for great hiking and photography. Best June Lake stretch is just past the village and down past Silver Lake, where tunnels of aspen line the road and deer come out to feed just before dusk.
February 3, 2010 | By Michael Rothfeld
Jerry Brown, the once and possibly future governor of California, is the only high-profile Democrat hoping to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger -- and has long been the front-runner in voter surveys. Yet nine months before election day, Brown's bid to win his old job back remains in an "exploratory" phase. And some Democrats wish their candidate had heeded his own joking promises to declare his intentions "when the snows fall in the Sierras." Brown, 71, adapted that phrase from another former governor, his father, Pat Brown, but remained silent when white powder began piling high in the mountains late last year.
September 20, 1998
Regarding Lucretia Bingham's story on the Mono Hot Springs Resort ("Sierra Secret," Aug. 9): While the article was detailed and accurate, she failed to mention that the resort is adjacent to a well-kept forestry service campground. The resort and campground are open June through September only. The sinking feeling I experienced upon seeing the article is that she revealed this well-kept "Sierra secret" to 1.4 million Times Travel section readers. In the 18 years that I have known about Mono Hot Springs, I shared it with only six of my most appreciative friends.
February 8, 1987 | LOU DESSER
Gradual widening of the main arteries linking Southern California and the eastern Sierra will result in the probable completion of a four-lane highway from the Los Angeles County line to the Nevada border by the end of the century, according to a Caltrans official here. Kit Birmingham, program manager of transportation programs for District 9, said that 60% to 62% of California 14 and U. S. 395 will be four-lane by 1992, according to the agency's current five-year plan.
September 15, 1997 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony is visibly animated as he talks about cats, takeout chicken and rice pudding. The 61-year-old cardinal is up before dawn, but not before his cat, Miguel. "Either the fellow with the leaf blower wakes up Miguel or Miguel wakes him up, but the two of them start around 4:15. So, I resist till about 5," said the head of the nation's most populous Catholic archdiocese (3.6 million people).
March 29, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
The first of today's six state final games has begun at Sleep Train Arena and Sierra Canyon is 16 minutes away from its second straight state title, leading Justin-Siena 32-15 at halftime.  Cheyanne Wallace has 11 points and seven rebounds and Kennedy Burke, Zoe Goss and Alexis Griggsby all have seven points for Sierra Canyon, which held the Braves to four points in the second quarter. Northern California teams won four of the six state final games Friday, but the Trailblazers are trying to reverse that trend by winning the first of the three girls games today.
March 13, 2014 | KTLA News
Three men who went missing while hiking in the mountains above Sierra Madre were found early Thursday after an overnight search, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. One of the hikers used a cellphone to call the Sierra Madre Police Department for help after getting separated from his friends in an area between Sierra Madre and Mt. Wilson Observatory around 9:15 p.m., authorities said. A Los Angeles County Fire air unit located all three men around 3:20 a.m., according to Deputy William Harrington of the Temple Sheriff's Station.
March 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Sierra Canyon won't be getting a banner to put up in the gym after winning Friday night's Open Division consolation bracket with a 66-62 victory over Bishop Montgomery, but the Trailblazers certainly earned lots of respect and will likely gain the No. 1 seed in Division IV for the Southern California Regionals. Devearl Ramsey scored 24 points and Cody Riley 17 for Sierra Canyon. Justin Bibbins scored 27 points and Stevie Thompson Jr. had 26 for Bishop Montgomery. Sierra Canyon outscored the Knights, 25-11, in the fourth quarter.
February 13, 2014 | By Lee Romney
A 22-year-old man is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on an indictment in connection with missing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar. The Superior Court grand jury's murder indictment against Antolin Garcia-Torres was handed down Tuesday. It came nearly two years after Sierra, a vibrant cheerleader, disappeared near her home while on her way to school. She was 15 at the time. Sierra is presumed dead, although her body has not been found. The day after her March 16, 2012, disappearance, deputies found her cellphone lying near a road less than a mile from her home.
February 12, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Santa Clara County criminal grand jury has handed down a murder indictment in connection with missing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar . Santa Clara County District Atty. Jeff Rosen disclosed the Superior Court grand jury's indictment against 22-year-old Antolin Garcia-Torres on Tuesday. It comes nearly two years after Sierra, a vibrant cheerleader, disappeared near her Morgan Hill home while on her way to school. She was 15 at the time. She is presumed dead, although her body has not been found.
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.
August 28, 2001
Fighting fires--In Friday's Times, military crews battling wildfires in the Sierra were misidentified. They were part of the Army National Guard.
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