| Jul 2, 2011
| 10:16 PM
While the Empire State Building lights up the night sky in red, white and blue this holiday weekend, it's lights out for another city landmark: Brooklyn's very own Eiffel Tower, the iconic Parachute Jump at Coney Island.
The $1.5 million lighting...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Drifting low over the St. Johns River, you can see everything. The winding, lazy flow of the north-flowing river sparkles through to a sea of grass.
“Ever since I remember, I wanted to fly,” says Eric Dufour, who runs Paratour, a business in...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Barely a decade into his career, photographer Jason Lazarus and his work are everywhere, all the time.
From Floridian residencies to solo shows in Cologne, Germany, to single snapshots plucked for local project spaces, Lazarus is a photographic man about...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Amanda Wroten used to have handicapped plates on her car. Now, the personalized tag on her 2010 Ford Escape reads, "MY SUMIT."
That message serves to remind her how far she's come.
Once a 200-pound high schooler with hereditary knee problems severe...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 6:13 PM
MARION, Montana -- A quadriplegic skydiver plunged 18,000 feet to his death because he was unable to manually deploy his parachute, and his emergency chute was not set to automatically release, authorities said on Monday.
Zack Fogle, 27, of Kingston,...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, Roswell its UFOs, and in the Pacific Northwest there's the plane hijacker on the run with a bundle of cash named D.B. Cooper.
Nearly 40 years after Cooper parachuted into the cold night air from a hijacked Northwest...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Walking through the Sparr Heights Community Center in Glendale on Thursday, Jay Fragoso was interrupted mid-stride.
“Jumping Jay,” a guest called out, beckoning him over for a handshake.
It is an appropriate moniker for a man who, at 72,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:30 PM
I was heartened to read your story on Andrew Soliz and his Native American sweat lodges ("A spiritual place to sweat," Feb. 10):
I was a lucky participant at one of his sweats, and they are run with integrity, safety and the utmost respect for the...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 10:48 AM
PERRIS (KTLA) -- A 35-year-old skydiver was killed Saturday after an accident caused him to fall to the ground.
The skydiver, identified as Sean Carey, was performing a solo maneuver in a skydiving competition at the Perris Valley Skydiving facility on...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 11:17 AM
SAN DIEGO -- An expert San Diego skydiving instructor was killed Saturday in an accident during a competition at Perris Valley Skydiving in Riverside County.
Sean Carey, 35, was declared dead shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday at Riverside County Regional...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Due to the need for costly renovations, the city of Newport Beach will not accept a donated bronze sculpture once displayed at Fashion Island.
The Newport Beach Arts Commission unanimously voted Thursday to decline the Irvine Co.'s donation of...
| Nov 12, 2009
| 9:33 PM
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......