Monday Aug 4
San Jose Mercury News
Travel games -- and new-wave back-seat bingo
Remember those days of yore, when childhood road trips involved gazing out the window for hours at a time, playing the license plate game and squabbling with your siblings? Good times.
Fire officials responding to two fires in the Sierras
The Tahoe National Forestry District is battling two brushfires in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Cyclists are saddling up for the Sierra Valley Tour de Manure, a 30- to 60-mile looped bike ride that promises to deliver.
Blauert on Outdoors: Tahoe's Calpine Lookout is worth the trip
Generally located on summits of regional high points, fire lookouts are designed to take direct lightning strikes.
Drought? Look to the lakes
That is what's happened at California's recreation lakes in the past year. Nature turned off the faucet off for 13 months through January '14, a real drought, but water managers still pulled the plugs in the tubs.