| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Two major California wildfires that have scorched thousands of acres in forests popular with tourists in recent months have been attributed to humans.
Officials on Thursday said the Morgan fire, which has charred more than 3,100 acres in and around Mt....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
TUOLUMNE, Calif. — Tourists stopped at the Rim of the World overlook on California 120 earlier this month to take photos of the panoramic view — just as they always have.
But they stared in silence at the ashen hues of a landscape swept by...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:10 AM
As Congress failed to agree on a budget and President Obama's healthcare law, parts of the federal government have started shutting down, with stoppages felt by Southern California residents and across the nation.
One of the most jarring repercussions...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service said it needs five more months to finish a plan to "protect and enhance" the Merced River, which runs for 81 miles inside Yosemite National Park
The park service is facing criticism for proposing to eliminate some...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Yosemite National Park celebrated its 123rd birthday with a major nod from Google on Tuesday. From the federal government, not so much.
One of the most visible repercussions of the federal government shutdown -- the immediate closure of the country&...
| Jul 12, 2013
Tired of the shuttle-bus lines, the candy wrappers, the oh-the-humanity crowds that threaten to spoil the Yosemite experience? Have we got a summer place for you. The sleepy June Lake Loop offers all the joys of the Sierra with a fraction of the fuss....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Frogs living in remote mountain ponds in the Sierra Nevada are ingesting pesticides used to grow crops 50 to 100 miles away in California’s Central Valley, according to a study by government scientists. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:54 PM
GROVELAND, Calif. -- One of the largest wildfires in recent California history burned out of control in and around Yosemite National Park on Saturday, charring more than 125,000 acres, briefly threatening San Francisco’s power supply and frustrating...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 8:37 AM
GROVELAND, Calif. — The Rim fire continued to grow overnight, burning 133,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday.
The blaze — the 15th largest in California history — has burned 210 square miles and is...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:40 AM
WASHINGTON — Even as a deal was in the works to end the federal government shutdown, bickering continued Wednesday morning -- over the closing of national parks.
House Republicans accused the National Park Service of barricading open-air monuments...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:34 AM
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- The Rim fire burned deeper into this famous national park Wednesday but was hardly noticeable in some of Yosemite's most popular areas that sit far from the flames and smoke.
Tour buses stopped at overlooks and trails,...