Will Pacific Crest Trail teen hiker finish her solo trip?

Laina Rose had to put the book down. After reading a few chapters, she found the story about a young woman hiking hundreds of miles alone too intimidating. Her older sister had given her “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” a memoir by Cheryl Strayed, for her 17th birthday, right after Rose decided... Continue Reading →

Night at Haggin Oaks driving range: A shot in the dark

Placed on tees by an unseen, automated machine, the white balls pop up through small openings in the green practice mats, their dimpled surfaces a study of shadows under the stadium lighting. A chorus of whoosh-thwackechoes through Haggin Oaks’ driving range,where a handful of night owls and a security guard occupy the largely desolate facility. Golf balls soar (and slice)... Continue Reading →

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