March 21, 1989
Negotiators have begun round-the-clock contract talks in an effort to stave off a strike by concession workers in Yosemite National Park. "We'll negotiate all night if necessary to avoid the strike," said a spokesman for the Yosemite Park and Curry Co., which handles all concessions in the park.
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August 29, 2009 |
The Ahwahnee Hotel was bustling Friday as workers greeted guests for the first time since a series of rock avalanches behind the landmark prompted forced evacuations Wednesday. Employees opened the hotel at 4 p.m. to allow access to the National Historic Landmark's formal dining hall and 123 rooms, some with views of Glacier Point and Half Dome as pricey as $1,100 a night. Park geologists have been monitoring a cliff known as Royal Arches to determine whether more granite was poised to slough since Wednesday's landslides peppered the parking lot with boulders for more than nine hours.
July 10, 2002 |
Just because you're in the wilderness, there's no reason to rough it. That seems to be the sentiment behind the accommodations in "Great Lodges of the National Parks," a four-part PBS series starting tonight (and continuing Wednesdays through July 31 at 8 p.m.). Tonight's installment visits Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn and Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel.
July 22, 2007
Re "Yosemite needs its plan back," Opinion, July 17 As the debate rages over how Yosemite will spend the $200 million appropriated by Congress to "rebuild" after the 1997 flood, consider this: The projects completed in recent years, such as the Yosemite Fund's rebuilding of the Yosemite Falls area, are reason enough to question any further development in the Yosemite Valley.
December 31, 1995
Those holding tickets to the famed Bracebridge dinners at Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel--canceled this year due to the federal budget impasse that shut down the national park--will have the option of attending in 1996. But the hotel will still hold a lottery for whatever seats remain at next year's Christmas feasts. This year's dinners--five feasts spread over three days--as usual were sold out a year ahead.
November 28, 1999
The city of Brea and the Playa Vista project in West Los Angeles have been recognized as models of livable, pedestrian- and transit-friendly communities. The Sacramento-based Local Government Commission, a nonprofit group that studies cities, selected the Brea for its plans to create a downtown in a suburban community where one did not exist.
January 7, 1996
The National Park Service reopened California's national parks Saturday, including Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, after the federal shutdown finally ended. "We are up and running," said Yosemite park ranger Kimberly Cunningham-Summerfield. She said all the popular campsites, including Sunnyside Walk-In, Hogdon Meadows, Lower Pines and Wowona, were open. The Ahwahnee Hotel and Yosemite Lodge were back in business with limited menus but plenty of empty beds.
May 25, 2013 |
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - Sisters Lauren Scott and Patrice Fambrini stood near the check-in desk of Curry Village, a quaint collection of tents and cabins in Yosemite National Park, and considered the merits of their lodgings. Last year, three people died and six more became ill after staying at the campground - infected by a rare, mysterious and usually dangerous rodent-borne illness known as hantavirus. "The way these were constructed created a habitat for the mice to be there," Fambrini said nervously.
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October 8, 2006 |
Steven Medley, the longtime president of the nonprofit Yosemite Assn. and author of a popular Yosemite National Park guidebook, has died. He was 57. Medley, a resident of Oakhurst, Calif., died in a single-car accident Thursday morning on rain-slick California 140. He was driving to the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley for a luncheon meeting of the Yosemite Rotary Club, of which he was president, said park spokesman Scott Gediman. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.