August 16, 2013 |
Hikers and bikers take note: Touted as the first new trail in Big Bear in 20 years, a new eight-mile single track opens Saturday. Located on the backside of Snow Summit, the new Skyline Trail is designed to become the backbone of a new south shore trails system. When completed, it will be part of a 15-mile loop with views of Mt. San Gorgonio. The trail can either be accessed by driving a car or riding a bike to U.S. Forest Service Road 2N10. Take Moonridge Road to Clubview Drive.
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August 11, 2013 |
BOISE, Idaho - Hardly anything seemed ordinary about the two hikers that horseback riders encountered in the Idaho backcountry last week. The man was middle-aged, and the girl was a teenager. On a wilderness trail, she wore what looked like pajama bottoms. He had brand-new camping gear - and a cat. "Like a square peg going into a round hole," said Mark John, one of the horsemen. What John and his companions didn't realize at the time was that their chance meeting on the trail would provide the crucial tip that led law enforcement to the campsite of missing 16-year-old Hannah Anderson of California and her suspected abductor, James DiMaggio, 40. DiMaggio, who police say kidnapped Hannah after killing her mother and 8-year-old brother at his home outside of San Diego, was shot and killed by an FBI agent Saturday during a dramatic rescue operation in the central Idaho wilderness.
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August 6, 2013 |
The attorney hired by AEG to draft Conrad Murray's contract for Michael Jackson's ill-fated “This Is It” tour testified Thursday that the the doctor had requested a CPR machine and a back-up physician. Kathy Jorrie, an outside attorney who has long worked for AEG, said when she began the negotiations in June 2009, tour accountant Timm Woolley told her Murray was the singer's personal physician and would provide general medical services during the 50-show London tour. During questioning by AEG attorney Jessica Stebbins-Bina, Jorrie said she spoke to Murray twice on the phone during the negotiation process, which produced three drafts of the contract the doctor ultimately signed.
August 5, 2013 |
An employee deprived of a $4,000 investment - that's what started the chain of events that led to Major League Baseball's suspensions of 13 players, including three-time most valuable player Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez, whose career accomplishments would otherwise make him a lock for the Hall of Fame, was suspended Monday for the remainder of this season and all of 2014. That suspension is set to take effect Thursday. Rodriguez has said he will appeal, and he would be allowed to play during that process.
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July 30, 2013 |
Fourth-grader Tiffany Duke said she was happy to hear her teacher announce that bullying would be strictly punished. Kathy Duncan is thrilled that her sixth-grade son will be placed in a regular class this year instead of separated with other special education students. And even though 9-year-old Jodeth Orellana said she was unprepared for multiplication problems on her first day of school, her father was impressed by the rigor. "That's what I want: The kids have to be challenged," William Orellana said after dropping his daughter off at school Tuesday.
July 16, 2013 |
Last year's "Argo" landed producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov the Oscar for best picture, cemented Ben Affleck's reputation as an A-list director and filled distributor Warner Bros.' coffers with proceeds from a $232-million worldwide gross. The movie also had a major effect on Joshuah Bearman, the Echo Park-based journalist whose 2007 Wired magazine story was the basis for the film. It led him to think about storytelling in a different way - and to go entrepreneurial with his latest project, a tale of San Diego drug smugglers.
July 15, 2013 |
With the wildfire in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas now 60% contained, most of the hiking trails in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area reopened Sunday afternoon. That's one of of several indicators that firefighters have the upper hand on the blaze that has scorched more than 43 square miles and fouled the air in and around Las Vegas . “Work is being completed. People [firefighters] are going home,” said Madonna Lengerich, a fire information officer.
July 11, 2013 |
The Las Vegas-area wildfire that has affected air quality in Clark County prompted the closure Thursday of hiking trails in Red Rock Canyon, a national conservation area. The Carpenter 1 fire spread Thursday into a remote part of Red Rock Canyon . The area's scenic loop was closed to motorists for part of Thursday morning, but the loop has since reopened. The visitor center is operating as usual. The fire's spread had slowed somewhat by Thursday ; about 28,000 acres in the region commonly called Mt. Charleston have been scorched, an increase of about 3,000 acres from Wednesday.
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July 5, 2013 |
A 65-year-old La Jolla woman was found dead Friday morning along a hiking trail several miles from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, authorities said. The body was found in the brush by two hikers on the San Pasqual Clevenger Trail, part of the San Dieguito River Park. The county medical examiner has not determined a cause of death, although the case is not being handled by the police department's homicide squad, which suggests that foul play is not suspected. The woman's name was not released pending notification of relatives, authorities said.
July 4, 2013 |
People familiar with the trade say Sacramento, New Orleans and Portland have agreed to a three-team deal sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings. The people, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because NBA rules prevent confirmation of trades until July 10, say Portland is sending second-round draft pick Jeff Withey to New Orleans and a future draft pick to Sacramento as part of the deal.