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  1. Californiaa s fall colors are fantastic a " but they wona t be here much longerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Golden State is living up to its name this week, as California's mid-elevation mountain ranges are draped with not only gilded leaves, but red ones, yellow ones, purple ones, too. Enjoying one of its more colorful autumns in recent years, California's 58 counties have been courteously taking turns stepping into the leaf-peeping spotlight: this week, just as the Eastern Sierra range exits stage left, after putting on a brilliant and colorful spectacle, we have the Northern and Western Sierra, Cascades and Southern California mountains come out to do their thing.

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  2. Brother: Bay Area Indian couple died in Yosemite fall while taking selfieRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | The Almaden Resident

    Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and his wife, Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, were the couple killed last week in a fall from Taft Point according to Yosemite National Park officials. This screenshot shows a post by the College of Engineering, Chengannur announcing their death.

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  3. Yosemite: Couple from India identified as victims in fatal fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | The Almaden Resident

    Asish Penugonda, 29,was "the epitome of character," said friend Swamy Kottur. He was a native of India who lived in New York City.

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  4. Yosemite rangers recover bodies of couple who died in fall from 3,500-foot cliffRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | The Campbell Reporter

    Rangers using rappelling gear have recovered the bodies of a man and a woman who fell this week from Yosemite National Park's Taft Point, a popular overlook that sits 3,500 feet above Yosemite Valley. A helicopter from the California Highway Patrol assisted the rangers in removing the bodies late Thursday afternoon, Jamie Richards, a Yosemite spokeswoman, said Friday .

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  5. Two people plunge to death from Yosemitea s Taft PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | The Almaden Resident

    A male and female visitor to Yosemite National Park were found dead Thursday morning after an apparent fall from Taft Point. Park officials recovered the bodies, but said they have not yet determined the identities of the couple or how they might have fallen.

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  6. Heading for Yosemite? Here are some things you should knowRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    With much of Yosemite National Park off-limits to visitors since the nearby Ferguson Fire filled the valley with smoke in late July, the vacation plans of thousands have been put on hold, restructured or simply blown to smithereens. The park's central showpiece of Yosemite Valley - including Yosemite Valley Lodge, The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Half Dome Village and Housekeeping Camp - will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m..

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  7. California fires: Yosemite Valley to reopen Tuesday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    German tourists Stephanie Schultz, left, photographs Kai Rudolph, right, along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley as smoke from the Ferguson Fire hangs in the air Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. After being closed for more than two weeks because of wildfire, Yosemite Valley will reopen to visitors at 9 a.m. Tuesday, park officials announced Friday.

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  8. Fire map: More of Yosemite closed; Tioga Pass is only entranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    With the tentative reopening date scrapped, Yosemite Valley remains closed to visitors, and the national park has closed all but one of its entrances. Within the park, the Ferguson Fire is "dynamic," CalFire's Sunday afternoon report said.

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  9. The Ferguson fire is nipping at the heels of this beloved Yosemite lodgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    With the Ferguson Fire getting dangerously close, the community of Wawona in Yosemite National Park was evacuated this week, a worrisome bit of news for both its small group of residents as well as fans around the world who have visited and fallen in love with the hamlet's storied hotel. The evacuation order came around dinnertime on Wednesday as several spot fires popped up outside the containment lines set up by firefighters on the Ferguson's southwest hem.

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  10. Yosemite fire map: Wawona evacuatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | Inside Bay Area

    The community of Wawona, within Yosemite National Park, was ordered evacuated Wednesday evening as the Ferguson Fire extended to the east. The park's Wawona entrance has been closed since July 24 .

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  11. The Latest: California wildfire burns 500-plus structuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    Cal Fire released the updated figure Friday, though the number of homes burned in the so-called Carr Fire is expected to increase. The blaze grew to 75 square miles by Friday night.

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  12. Yosemite fire: Flames threaten parka s giant sequoia treesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Inside Bay Area

    As flames from the Ferguson Fire burn closer to some of the world's oldest and largest trees, firefighters are racing to protect ancient sequoias on Yosemite National Park's western edge. About 25 Yosemite firefighters have surrounded Merced Grove - whose immense trees tower more than 200 feet tall and date back 1,000 years - with fire hoses.

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  13. As Yosemite National Park closes many of its services, visitors trade stories on social media.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    A air tanker drops retardant while battling the Ferguson fire in the Stanislaus National Forest near Yosemite National Park, California on July 21, 2018. at Yosemite lakes RV resort, which as of now should still be open.

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  14. Map: More Ferguson Fire evacuations west of YosemiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    As the last campers were leaving Yosemite Valley, two communities to the west also came under mandatory evacuation orders Wednesday morning because of the Ferguson Fire. The firefighting agencies had announced Tuesday that, starting at noon Wednesday, Yosemite National Park would be closing all hotels, campgrounds and other visitor services in the valley and at Wawona.

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  15. Smoke and flames from the Ferguson fire have forced park officials to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | San Jose Mercury News

    German tourists Stephanie Schultz, left, photographs Kai Rudolph, right, along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley as smoke from the Ferguson Fire hangs in the air Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The heart of Yosemite National Park, where throngs of tourists are awe-struck by cascading waterfalls and towering granite features like El Capitan and Half Dome, will be closed as firefighters try to corral a huge wildfire just to the west that has cast a smoky pall and threatened the park's forest, officials said Tuesday.

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  16. Map: Yosemite Valley, Highway 41 to close because of Ferguson FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Pacifica Tribune

    Part of Yosemite National Park will be closed for several days as crews try to stop a stubborn wildfire from spreading. The Fresno Bee reports park Superintendent Michael Reynolds told a community meeting that 20 miles of Highway 41, from Wawona to the tunnel entry to Yosemite Valley, will be closed Wednesday at noon.

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  17. Map: Yosemite deals with Ferguson Fire, Tioga Road rockslideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    Even as the Ferguson Fire threatened communities on Yosemite's western edge, the park was hit with another major tourist inconvenience: a rockslide that closed the main highway to the east. About 10 miles of Highway 120 was closed Saturday evening, from Tioga Pass to three miles west of Lee Vining.

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  18. Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    Fire crews keep watch on the Ferguson Fire from the South Fork Merced River Bridge on Highway 140 near El Portal in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 14, 2018. FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2013 file photo, a fire truck drives past burning trees as firefighters continue to battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif.

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  19. What you should know if you're heading up to Yosemite as the Ferguson Fire rages out of controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | The Campbell Reporter

    If you're planning on driving up to Yosemite, here are some things you should know about the Ferguson Fire raging out of control at the national park's western edge: Yes. But if you're thinking of going up, leave early to avoid the worst congestion.

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  20. Map: Yosemite wildfire perimeter and evacuationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | Pacifica Tribune

    The CalFire report at 7 a.m. Tuesday said 12,525 acres had been burned, up from 9,266 acres on Monday evening. It was 5 percent contained and spreading south and east.

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