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August 23, 2013 | By Jill Cowan and Robert J. Lopez
The Rim fire near Yosemite National Park has grown to 105,620 acres -- or roughly 165 square miles -- in its sixth day of burning largely out of control through steep, rugged terrain. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday declared a state of emergency as the wildfire spread in two directions. Having already destroyed nine structures, the fire was just 2% contained as of Friday, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The fire in the Stanislaus National Forest also brought additional evacuation orders from the  Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office as flames moved  west toward homes in Pine Mountain Lake and west toward Camp Mather, which is near the border of Yosemite.
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TRAVEL
June 30, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful article on Half Dome by Christopher Reynolds ["A Full View of Half Dome," June 16]. We were reminded, word by word, of our 83 years' experience in "our" valley. My wife, Virginia, first visited with her parents as a newborn, her mom and dad having spent their honeymoon in July 21, 1922, at Camp Curry. My introduction was made by Virginia the week after my discharge from the Army in 1955. Our four children have spent many summers in Yosemite Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
An unattended campfire in Mariposa County sparked a blaze that has burned about 1,600 acres, authorities concluded Tuesday. The Carstens fire broke out Sunday afternoon east of California 140 in the Midpines area, about 40 miles southwest of Yosemite National Park. Investigators will try to track down who was responsible for the campfire, said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. About 800 homes remained threatened by the wildfire, which has closed the primary road leading to Yosemite and drawn more than 2,200 firefighters to fight it. It is 15% contained.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
About 800 homes are threatened by a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. The Carstens fire in Mariposa County has charred 1,600 acres near the primary roadway leading to Yosemite and drawn more than 2,200 firefighters to battle the flames. “With the numbers of homes that are threatened and the potential for this fire to grow, we needed to call in those additional resources,”  Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2013 | By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - The two sisters boarded the morning bus to the Happy Isles trail head, ice cream cones in hand. For 50 years, their tradition has been to start a day on Mist Trail with some mint chocolate chip. Before they left on this year's trip, friends told Patty Frehler, 67, and Suzanne Barovick, 66, "Don't go over the falls. " And they weren't entirely joking. On June 1, Aleh Kalman, 19, was swimming above Nevada Fall and the current carried him over the precipice.
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By John Verive
Planning to head to into the wilds of the Sierra Nevadas this summer? Your options for craft beers made in the shadow of California's peaks are as plentiful as the trails and secret campsites, and a new brewpub has opened just south of the entrance of Yosemite Park where you can fuel up for your adventures. The Sierras have long been a fertile ground for craft breweries, and besides the massively successful Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico there are several well-regarded craft breweries dotting the wilderness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- State lawmakers are supporting a proposal to expand Yosemite National Park by 1,600 acres, restoring land stripped of its protection by Congress in 1906. The state Senate approved a resolution this week that asks the federal government to approve the expansion. “This is a great day for Yosemite,” said Nathan Weaver, a spokesman for Environment California, which supported the resolution. “We applaud work by California's leaders to preserve and strengthen Yosemite, one of the world's most beautiful” parks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2013 | By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
The majestic landscape of Yosemite National Park - carved out of granite and shaped by powerful natural forces over the eons - is timeless and untouchable. Other attractions in the park … not so much. Some of Yosemite's much-loved amenities, including swimming pools, bike, horse and raft rentals, and an ice skating rink, would be jettisoned under a plan to restore the Merced River corridor to a more natural state. The Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan would reconfigure much of the Yosemite Valley by removing or relocating familiar concessions.
TRAVEL
February 17, 2013
California national parks, monuments and sites A list, from Alcatraz Island to Yosemite National Park, with programs, fees and directions. Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or (415) 981-7625 (tickets), http://www.nps.gov/alca or http://www.alcatrazcruises.com.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Recent storms dropped 2 inches of rain on Yosemite National Park , bringing snow to elevations above 8,000 feet and reviving one of the park's best-loved features: its waterfalls. Yosemite and Bridal Veil falls , which thunder in spring when swelled with runoff from winter snow pack, dried up in mid-October. It has been one of the driest years on record for Yosemite and the driest winter since 2007, according to a news release. "After such a dry period, seeing the waterfalls flowing again is spectacular," Park Superintendent Don Neubacher said in a statement.
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