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May 13, 2009 | Charles Perry
As one of California's grand old craft breweries, Sierra Nevada has always specialized in ales, but for summer it does make a wonderful lager. Summerfest is a little richer and smoother than your ordinary lager, which they credit to extra-long lagering. Naturally, it has plenty of piney-citrusy hop notes in the nose and a spreading floral finish -- after all, this is Sierra Nevada, the virtual creator of our present-day hop-head phenomenon. Still, this is nowhere as hoppy as an India pale ale.
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February 6, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Close to a quarter of an inch of rain fell across the Los Angeles area Thursday as a low-pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska moved over the area, forecasters said. Avalon on Santa Catalina Island recorded almost a half-inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Eagle Rock and Canoga Park recorded 0.23 of an inch of rain. About an inch of snow was reported in Frazier Park near the Los Angeles and Kern County border. More snow could fall during the night. The storm was good for short-term relief but did not drop enough rain to help drought-stricken areas in Southern California, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the Weather Service's Oxnard office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1999
Just one week after your May 15 editorial, "Sierra Needs a Grand Plan," I was spending time in the Sierra Nevada. Some of my time was spent rejoicing in the sounds, smells and sights of old-growth forest; unfortunately, some of it was spent observing the effects of logging and road building. The logged area that I was in looked to have been logged for many years, from the old, gray tree stumps; some of the area was replanted--in nature trees do not grow in rows and all the same size.
SCIENCE
January 17, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
California's water problem is so bad you can see it from the edge of space. In the images in the above gallery, some taken at an altitude of 100,000 feet, you can see just how little snow the Sierra Nevada have this year, even though we are halfway through the winter season. On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in the state, and asked residents to reduce their water use by at least 20%. California braces for water rationing as reservoir levels fall The simultaneously gorgeous and disturbing images were captured by a group of high school students from Bishop, Calif., who have been launching large, helium-filled balloons up into the stratosphere on a regular basis for three years.
SCIENCE
April 24, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
For thousands of years, Yosemite toads thrived 10,000 feet high in the Sierra Nevada range, emerging from partially frozen lakes in spring to reproduce and eat enough insects to survive another season of hibernation under the ice. Since the 1960s, however, the once common toad with a musical mating call has been decimated by livestock grazing, fungal infections, pesticides and the appetites of non-native stocked trout. On Wednesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed federal Endangered Species Act protection for the Yosemite toad and the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, along with 2 million acres of proposed critical habitat across the range for the cold-climate amphibians.
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May 25, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow, magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Saturday morning five miles from Greenville, Calif., in Plumas County in the Sierra Nevada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:43 a.m. PDT at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 27 miles from Susanville, 36 miles from Magalia, 40 miles from Paradise and 97 miles from Carson City, Nev. The quake came two days after a magnitude 5.7 temblor struck Plumas County, the largest earthquake in California . In the past ten days, there have been 26 earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
TRAVEL
March 28, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
SOUTH AMERICA Slide show Analia and Darek Przebieda will present "Atacama and the Altiplano," with images from their trip to northern Chile and southwest Bolivia. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220 or distantlands@earthlink.net. SIERRA NEVADA Slide show Author Daniel Arnold will present "A History of Climbing the Sierra Nevada," with stories and images from four years spent retracing the steps of early climbers in the mountain range.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
The craft beer revolution kept charging ahead in 2012, when 12% more barrels were shipped than the year before, the sixth straight year of growth. Of 27 major craft brewers - all of which saw some gain - 16 had double digit increases, according to industry research group Beer Marketer's Insights' Craft Brew News publication. In all, the craft beer industry enjoyed a 1.5 million barrel boost to 13.7 million barrels total. Samuel Adams Boston Lager maker Boston Beer led the segment, with craft beer shipments rising as much as 3% to nearly 2.2 million barrels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1999
There's good news from the Inyo National Forest for the hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians who hike or backpack in the gentle wilderness of the eastern Sierra Nevada. The U.S. Forest Service has decided to take back the operation of its wilderness permit system from private contractors. Beginning next Jan. 1, hikers can reserve a permit by mail or fax for a fee of $5 for any time during the year 2000.
TRAVEL
April 17, 1988 | MARK JOHNSON, Johnson is a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Boasting some of the world's most breathtaking wilderness, California's Sierra Nevada mountain range continues to draw huge summer crowds. In its foothills lie lakes and campsites accessible to any weekend warrior with wheels and an inclination for the great outdoors. Its real majesty, though, is experienced only by those on foot.
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October 21, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
GROVELAND, Calif. - The Rim fire that scorched a huge swath of Sierra Nevada forests also severely altered the habitat that is home to several of California's rarest animals: the great gray owl, the Sierra Nevada red fox and the Pacific fisher. The fire burned 257,000 acres of High Sierra wilderness straddling the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park that harbors a geographically isolated and genetically distinct clan of roughly 200 great gray owls. The blaze also came within 12 miles of 10 breeding pairs of the subspecies of red fox clinging to survival in the cold, steep slopes above the tree line, raising fears they could have been eaten by coyotes trying to escape the smoke and flames.
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October 6, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
BUCKHORN MEADOWS, Calif. - Calls for massive salvage logging, restoration and reforestation projects in the 257,000 acres of public wilderness scarred by the Rim fire have ignited controversy over how to proceed with the largest recovery effort undertaken in the Sierra Nevada. "We're hoping to negotiate our way through this, but we need the infrastructure and personnel," said Jerry Snyder, a spokesman for the Stanislaus National Forest. "This effort will be huge, so we'll also need additional help from Washington.
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October 5, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
LONE PINE, Calif. - An Inyo County official and an environmental activist stepped into wobbly kayaks on Saturday to gauge the prospects of developing a "paddling experience" that would float people down the eastern Sierra Nevada's Lower Owens River. To Larry Freilich, Inyo County Water Department mitigation manager, and George Wolfe, founder of L.A. River Expeditions, the Lower Owens' lazy loops, oxbows and wetlands - habitat for elk, bobcats and waterfowl - and rugged, wide-open scenery are reason enough to make such voyages worthwhile.
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October 1, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
Climate change is taking a visible toll on Yosemite National Park, where the largest ice mass in the park is in a death spiral, geologists say. During an annual trek to the glacier deep in Yosemite's backcountry last month, Greg Stock, the park's first full-time geologist, found that Lyell Glacier had shrunk visibly since his visit last year, continuing a trend that began more than a century ago. Lyell has dropped 62% of its mass and lost 120...
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August 30, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. - Life is slow and uneventful in Tuolumne, an old mining and logging town of 1,800 residents in the Sierra Nevada foothills. It's not on the road to any tourist destinations, storefronts have sat empty for years and usually the only traffic is to the casino or the grocery store on the edge of town. "People ride their horses to the bar, that's the type of town this is," said Tree Neal, who owns a tattoo parlor. "If you sneeze, three people call up and say, 'Bless you.'" But sleepy Tuolumne became a boomtown this week as the Rim fire came within a few miles, sending a plume of smoke into the sky and triggering school closures and voluntary evacuations.
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August 26, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
Standing on ridges miles away from the Rim fire, John Buckley has traced the path of the huge Sierra Nevada blaze by watching fire clouds billowing above the Stanislaus National Forest. The view has been sobering. As the Rim blaze burns its way into the record books, Buckley thinks it is roasting some of the last remaining old-growth stands in the Stanislaus forest, incinerating thousands of acres of young trees planted at a cost of millions of dollars after massive 1987 fires and destroying important nesting areas for California spotted owls and goshawks.
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April 17, 2013 | By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
The newly formed group of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep barreled up rugged Olancha Peak last month, the 10 females and four males becoming the first new herd of the endangered animals reintroduced in California in 25 years. Once abundant throughout the region's alpine areas, the state's population of Sierra Nevada bighorn had dwindled to two herds by the 1970s. Their numbers have been devastated by disease spread by contact with domestic sheep and goats and unregulated commercial hunting.
FOOD
February 9, 2012 | By Charles Perry, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's a little hard to remember that Americans once merely tolerated hops. Sierra Nevada was one of the pioneers in teaching us to enjoy the flavor, and a few years ago it produced this hoppy extreme, brewed with the fresh herb, harvested just 24 hours earlier. The effect is a startling burst of hop flavor, almost dank with heady, resinous aroma. It's a seasonal brew, so it will go out of stock, but good news: Sierra Nevada will produce another Harvest Lager (Southern Hemisphere) in about six months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
A federal proposal to make the Sierra Nevada as comfortable as possible for some of their rarest amphibian inhabitants has stirred a backlash from business owners over the economic pain it could cause the region's recreation industry. Many opponents worry the proposal would do more to protect frogs and toads than nonnative trout - a top tourist draw in mountain resort communities where cash registers ring up purchases by vacationers, hikers and fishing enthusiasts this time of year.
SCIENCE
August 21, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
A federal proposal to make the Sierra Nevada as comfortable as possible for some of their rarest amphibian inhabitants has stirred a backlash from business owners over the economic pain it could cause the region's recreation industry. Many opponents worry the proposal would do more to protect frogs and toads than non-native trout --  a top tourist draw in mountain resort communities where cash registers ring up purchases this time of year made by vacationers, hikers and fishing enthusiasts.
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