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HOOF COUNTRY: If it’s horses you like,...

HOOF COUNTRY: If it’s horses you like, the Ride for the Hills is coming to O’Neill Regional Park on Friday. One of the largest gatherings of equestrians in Orange County, the three-day camp-out will bring in riders from all over the Southland. . . . “We’ll use the proceeds to maintain trails and open new ones,” says Don Carr of the Saddleback Riders from Trabuco Canyon. The trails will mainly be in the newly opened Chiquita Ridge and Arroyo Trabuco sections of O’Neill. Cost is $45; call (714) 459-0490.

TRAIL TRAVAIL: Not all trail news is good. One of the most exciting for local bicycle riders is a proposed trail that would cut through Tustin, Orange, Villa Park and unincorporated parts of the county. But with the state having money woes almost as bad as bankrupt Orange County, Caltrans recently notified the Orange County Bicycle Coalition that the trail had to be scrapped for the next fiscal year. A coalition spokesman says, however: “We have a promise that this project will remain high on the priority list.”

FOR MANANA: For J. Raul Magana, anthropologist and a local Red Cross board member, the accent is on youth. He’s the new chairman of the Red Cross’ national advisory committee on youth involvement. His goals, says Magana, 46, of Irvine: More diversity, more youth involvement in Red Cross programs regarding AIDS, disaster preparedness, CPR and refugee relocation. . . . “The youth are the future of the Red Cross. We need to join hands with them.”

PICKING HISTORY: More than a sprinkle of Orange County should be included when the 100 greatest moments in Los Angeles sports history are announced on cable TV’s Prime Sports network today. The event coincides with the release of a book on the selections. Among those scheduled to be honored: former Ram running back Eric Dickerson, track star Edwin Moses, who lived and trained in Orange County, and former UCLA Coach John Wooden. An annual college basketball doubleheader that bears his name will be played in December at The Pond.

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