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  • Man critically hurt in Perris Valley skydiving accident [Updated]

     
    A man is in critical condition after a skydiving accident Friday morning in Perris. Details are still sketchy, but officials said it occurred at the Perris Valley Sky Diving Center. A spokeswoman for the Riverside County Fire Department told the......
  • Search for lost paraglider in Newport Beach may have been sparked by false claim

     
    A search for a lost paraglider in Newport Beach may be called off this morning because authorities suspect the initial report may have been a false claim. The search began after a woman contacted the Orange County Sheriff's Department at......
  • Sky diver dies in Murrieta after record-setting jump

     
    Sky diver Stephen Millard Harrington was making his last jump of the day. It was meant to be a relaxing drop that would cap a record-setting day in the skies above Riverside County. But Harrington apparently hit the tail of......
  • Theater review: 'Wonder of the World' at Victory Theatre Center

     
    Cass (Elizabeth Bond) has a problem. She???s just discovered a dirty little secret in her husband???s sweater drawer. Very dirty. To give the details away would spoil half the fun of ???Wonder of the World,??? David Lindsay-Abaire???s bright comedy of.......
  • 1 skydiver dies, another is injured after they collide over Wildomar

     
    A 30-year-old parachutist died this morning after colliding in midair with another skydiver and falling to earth in Wildomar, said Capt. Fernando Herrera of the Riverside County Fire Department. The other parachutist, 42, suffered minor injuries. Fire...
  • Francis Rogallo dies at 97; engineer invented flexible wing that enabled hang gliding

    Francis Rogallo dies at 97; engineer invented flexible wing that enabled hang gliding
    Francis Rogallo, an aeronautical engineer who was considered the father of modern hang gliding and other recreational sports for inventing a flexible wing in 1948 that revolutionized nonpowered flight, has died. He was 97. Rogallo died Sept. 1 of natural...
  • Extra insurance for adventure sports a good idea

    Speeding high over the Costa Rican jungle on a zip line sounded like a thrilling way for Jerry Shirley of Denver to see the lush tropical terrain around the coastal town of Jaco. All went well until he realized during his fifth ride that the leather...
  • The ultimate road trip

    Screenwriter Justin Zackham admits he put a bit of his own travel ambition in "The Bucket List." "The truth is that the locations in the film -- the pyramids, the Taj Mahal, Everest and the Great Wall of China -- are all destinations on my own personal...
  • El Pital a Latin revelation nestled in El Salvador's highlands

    El Pital, El Salvador In the dark days of the early 1980s, anyone brave or foolhardy enough to ascend the majestic peak of El Pital would have been accompanied by a hellish soundtrack of mortar fire and army helicopters. But as I strolled recently...
  • Dream defies loss of limbs

    Kellie Lim knows all too well what it is like to be a very sick child. Struck with a ravaging bacterial infection that destroys limbs, she became a triple amputee at age 8 and soon faced a life of prosthetics, wheelchairs and often-painful...
  • Cloud ripper

    Cloud ripper
    Swirling over the Grand Canyon at 17,900 feet, paraglider Will Gadd started doing windmills to warm up his hands. Though he wore thick ice-climbing gloves, his fingers were so cold he had to operate the controls with his wrists. "It's not the most...