Woodworking and oil paintings mixes 'On a Grand Scale' at Orland Art Center
"Illusion of Grandeur" by Stefan Baumann. His oil paintings will be on display in "On a Grand Scale" at the Orland Art Center.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Labor Day outlook in the Valley: Cheaper gas, plentiful campsites
Valley residents looking for a final summer getaway this Labor Day weekend have some good news: Gas prices are down a bit, and campsites in Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon national parks are still available.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
SF Bay Drinks Freely as San Joaquin Wells Run Dry
Water scarcity is becoming increasingly acute in select California regions. In East Porterville, residential wells have begun running dry, spurring emergency deliveries of bottled water to thirsty .
Fri Aug 22, 2014
NewsTalk 1530 KFBK
KFBK to broadcast show from Yosemite on Wednesday from 7-10 p.m.
For many, the great outdoors -- including our national, state, regional and local parks -- is an incomparable place of awe, wonder, and rejuvenation.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Conquering Half-Dome yet again: Lafayette's Hans Florine makes birthday climb a record-setter
On June 18, Hans Florine turned 50 years old. To celebrate, the world-class climber and Lafayette resident took a solo hike.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Travel and Recreation calendar -- Published Aug. 20, 2014
An exhibit called “Yosemite, the Grand Experiment” will be open to the public through Oct. 18 in the Yosemite Valley Museum .
Fri Aug 15, 2014
My Mother Lode
Calaveras Big Trees Park
It is Family Fun Day at Big Trees State Park is this Saturday. Be patient with a traffic delay due to caltrans work and enjoy family activities in the North Grove area of the Park.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Stars Over Three Brothers
Tuesday evening my wife Claudia and I drove to Yosemite Valley. The moon was due to rise about 90 minutes after sunset, so I hoped to photograph the northern end of the Milky Way over Three Brothers, with the rising moon adding a bit of light to the peaks.
The Washington Post
Appreciating John Muir at 8,000 feet
Where, when, why: Last winter when it was so cold in Washington, I thought that it would be dreamy to escape to Yosemite to take a class in wildflower identification.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Fire Over Ahwahnee: John Muir and the Decline of Yosemite
Eric Michael Johnson has a Master's degree in Evolutionary Anthropology focusing on great ape behavioral ecology.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Woman accused of stealing $42,000 from Yosemite child care center
A 40-year-old Sonora woman is being accused of embezzling more than $42,000 from the Yosemite National Park Child Care Center, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Tuesday.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Park seeking volunteers to help preserve, restore Yosemite Valley
Volunteers can meet in front of the Valley Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 30 to be led by experienced work guides through three hours of volunteer work.
The Fresno Bee
Earth Log: Remembering endearing past of Yosemite
Federal Magistrate Donald Pitts had opened a gash on his pinkie the day I met him at Yosemite West in 1993.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Recalling Hotel El Capitan
Hotel El Capitan on Main and M streets was built in 1912. Its predecessor, El Capitan Hotel, was torn down in 1900 by Southern Pacific Railroad.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Yosemite judge Donald Pitts, 86, recalled for ethics, positive outlook
Mr. Pitts died July 31 of a heart attack at the age of 86. A Yosemite resident for 36 years, Mr. Pitts returned in 2011 to Fresno, where he formerly worked as an attorney.
Disney's animated film Planes 2: Fire And Rescue draws inspiration...
Retired four-star general is 'dismayed' at Obama's failure to use 'decisive' force in Iraq in face of 'huge unfolding tragedy' as McCain calls for more than 'half-measures' Disney's latest film Planes 2: Fire And Rescue gained inspiration for it's breathtaking landscapes from Yosemite, one of the United Sates' most beautiful world-renowned national ... (more)
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Tue Aug 05, 2014
California Catastrophes: Why is the Golden State Always a Mess?
California is burning . In several places . Of course, this is news, especially since lives and property are at risk-but in a sense, it isn't news at all.