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  • Hiking

    What the Hollywood sign looks from the other side

    Hiking to the Hollywood sign was somewhere between a bucket list item and an idle thought. It would be worth doing someday, I mused. That is, if it’s not too hot or cold, someone tells me precisely how to do it and the mood strikes. Surprisingly, this Goldilocks moment actually occurred. A friend who’s an avid hiker offered to lead me up. A second friend offered to come along. We converged on a clear, warm...

    David Allen
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  • Hiking

    The cost of parking is going up at these popular Claremont hiking trails

    CLAREMONT >> Getting in a morning hike at Claremont Hills Wilderness Park or the Thompson Creek Trail is going to cost you more. At least only on the weekends. The city is raising the hourly parking lot rates from $3 to $5 — but just between the park’s opening hours and 10 a.m. The change is only effective Saturday and Sunday mornings.

    Liset Márquez
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  • Environment

    Wildflower Trail at Diamond Valley Lake temporarily closed

    The Wildflower Trail at Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet has been so popular, it has been temporarily closed. As some hikers have been getting too close the blooms, Metropolitan Water District, which operates the trail near the massive drinking-water reservoir, closed the trail Wednesday, March 29, and will reopen it at sunrise Friday, April 31. During the closure, signs will be installed reminding visitors to stay on the trail. “We want to take extra...

    Craig Shultz
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