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Tour of California, Days 2 & 3: Vineyards, the Coast, Redwood Forests
Yesterday, after 113.3 miles along the Pacific Coast Highway and through redwood forests between San Francisco and Santa Cruz, David Zabriskie (USA) of Garmin Transitions took first prize. He came in just one second before last year's tour winner, Levi Leiphemer, at 4 hours, 26 minutes, 9 seconds. Michael Rogers, rounding out what some call the big three of the race, came in between the two taking second price.
Stage four of the 800-mile race continues to head southward today with a 121.5 leg between San Jose and Modesto. Start time is at 11 a.m. By Friday, the race will have hit Southern California, beginning with a stage in Palmdale, then downtown on Saturday and then the Santa Monica Mountains on Sunday.
On Monday, Stage 2 took cyclists 109.5 miles from Davis to Santa Rosa, home to Leiphemer. It would have been a nice win for the hometown hero, but Brett Lancaster (AUS) of Cervélo TestTeam took first with 4 hours and 38.48 minutes.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.