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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.
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April 12, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
Bighorn sheep are skilled mountain climbers. But one group recently made it over the Sierra Nevada crest in record time. As part of an ongoing effort to return endangered Sierra Nevada bighorns to more of their historical range, state and federal wildlife workers captured 14 of the animals in the Inyo National Forest and transported them by helicopter to the Big Arroyo area of Sequoia National Park on the range's west side. The four rams and 10 ewes, all but one of which was pregnant, were moved in late March to a part of the Sierra that bighorns have not occupied for more than a century.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
SCIENCE
April 10, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
Bighorn sheep are skilled mountain climbers. But one group recently made it over the peaks of the Sierra Nevada crest in record time. As part of an ongoing effort to return endangered Sierra Nevada bighorns to more of their historic range, state and federal wildlife workers captured 14 of the animals in the Inyo National Forest and transported them by helicopter to the Big Arroyo area of Sequoia National Park on the range's west side. The four rams and 10 ewes, all but one of which was pregnant, were moved in late March to a part of the Sierra that bighorns have not occupied for more than a century.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A runner who disappeared on a Sierra foothills trail two days ago was found Tuesday, Placer County sheriff's officials said. Robert Root, 55, of Modesto, was talking to rescuers, but no further information was available, a sheriff's spokesman told the Sacramento Bee . He was found about two miles from the command area, Fox40 reported. Root, an experienced trail runner, went missing during a training run Sunday after he became separated from other runners. He was last seen 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
TRAVEL
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.
REAL ESTATE
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.
HEALTH
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).
SPORTS
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.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A runner who disappeared on a Sierra foothills trail two days ago was found Tuesday, Placer County sheriff's officials said. Robert Root, 55, of Modesto, was talking to rescuers, but no further information was available, a sheriff's spokesman told the Sacramento Bee . He was found about two miles from the command area, Fox40 reported. Root, an experienced trail runner, went missing during a training run Sunday after he became separated from other runners. He was last seen 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
March 29, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
Make it two in a row for Sierra Canyon.  Cheyanne Wallace had 21 points, 18 rebounds and two blocks and Zoe Goss added 15 points as the Trailblazers routed Justin-Siena, 64-37, at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento to capture the Division IV state crown after winning the Division V title last year. "We started the season with three goals, to put up a banner by winning league, CIF or state," Sierra Canyon Coach Alicia Komaki said. "We failed at the other two but we got this. We played the toughest schedule we ever had. I thought we'd be a seven or 10 loss team but the girls stepped up and played great all season.
SPORTS
March 22, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
It came down to free throws and Sierra Canyon made them when it counted to upset Gardena Serra, 59-52, in the Southern California Regional Division IV final at Colony High. Alexis Griggsby and Kennedy Burke each scored 15 points as the second-seeded Trailblazers (27-4) pulled away in the final eight minutes of a game that was tied 38-38 after three quarters. Sierra Canyon made 22 of 26 foul shots, including 15 of 18 in the fourth quarter. "Every practice we shoot free throws because it's kind of our weakness," said Burke, who was 7-of-8 from the foul line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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