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Yosemite Still Stunning, Still Open This Weekend

August 30, 2013 | 12:24 pm

Yosemite Still Stunning, Still Open This Weekend

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Those keeping their holiday reservations in Yosemite will enjoy a beautiful, less-congested park.

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Rim Fire Update: Blaze Slows, Crews Get Help from National Guard Drone

August 29, 2013 | 7:43 am

Rim Fire Update: Blaze Slows, Crews Get Help from National Guard Drone

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By Dan Brekke The latest (8 a.m. Thursday): Fire officials say crews are making steady progress against the Rim Fire on the western boundary of Yosemite National Park. They say a California Air National Guard drone is playing a key role in helping firefighters respond to new outbreaks around the edge of the giant blaze, […]

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Rim Fire: Update on San Francisco Water Supply

August 26, 2013 | 3:40 pm

Rim Fire: Update on San Francisco Water Supply

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Update 3:10 p.m. SF not “scrambling” to relocate water supply, says SFPUC We’ve seen some headlines out there about the Rim Fire threatening San Francisco’s water supply as it moves closer to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. AP wrote that water officials “were scrambling to fill area reservoirs with water from Hetch Hetchy before ash taints […]

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Rim Fire Fallout: Smoke Still Spreads from Blaze to Lake Tahoe, Reno and Beyond

August 25, 2013 | 1:30 pm

Rim Fire Fallout: Smoke Still Spreads from Blaze to Lake Tahoe, Reno and Beyond

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Update Wednesday Aug. 28: Latest air quality and smoke information here. Update Monday, Aug. 26: From the local website MyMotherLode: The Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District has extended the Air Quality Alert for Tuolumne County due to smoke impacts from the Rim Fire. The Air Quality Alert is now in effect until 12 PM on […]

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Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

August 23, 2013 | 10:55 pm

Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

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Latest post: Blaze Slows But Remains Extremely Dangerous Details, as of 10:30 p.m. PDT Friday: The fire that’s been burning all week just west of Yosemite took another giant leap in size Friday, with U.S. Forest Service and CalFire reporting the blaze, named the Rim Fire, has now covered more than 125,000 acres (more below on […]

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September 24, 2012 | 8:35 am

A.M. Splash: Hantavirus Outbreak Stumps Specialists; Robotic Future Planned for Bay Area; Fetishes Flourish at Folsom Fair

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Hantavirus outbreak puzzles experts (SF Chronicle) The deadly outbreak of hantavirus in Yosemite National Park has sent disease experts and rodent researchers scrambling for answers as people across the country second-guess their plans to visit California’s most famous landscape. The California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are […]

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August 31, 2012 | 8:14 am

A.M. Splash: 3 More Hantavirus Cases at Yosemite; Legislature Passes Sexual Orientation Bill; Dolphins Found in Colma Creek

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Outbreak forces closure of Yosemite cabins (SF Chronicle) Three more cases of hantavirus linked to Yosemite National Park were confirmed Thursday, bringing to six the number of people who have contracted the disease, including two who died, state health department officials said. The outbreak prompted Yosemite officials to close 91 Curry Village tent cabins, which […]

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Calif. Scientists’ Calls to Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded

August 30, 2012 | 9:53 am

Calif. Scientists’ Calls to Warn Yosemite Visitors of Virus Went Unheeded

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By Christina Jewett, California Watch California public health scientists have twice recommended in the past five years that Yosemite National Park authorities educate visitors about hantavirus, a rare disease that is linked to the deaths of two park visitors, one illness and a possible fourth this summer. Yet park officials did not warn visitors until after the […]

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Yosemite Officials Say 1,700 Visitors Risk Disease

August 28, 2012 | 11:55 am

Yosemite Officials Say 1,700 Visitors Risk Disease

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by Tracie Cone, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) —  Yosemite officials told 1,700 past visitors on Tuesday they may have been exposed to a rodent-borne disease already blamed for the deaths of two people who stayed in cabins at the national park. Four people who spent time in Signature Tent Cabins at Curry Village around […]

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August 28, 2012 | 8:29 am

A.M. Splash: Solyndra Backers May Get Tax Benefits; Hanta Virus Kills 2nd Yosemite Visitor; Petaluma Little Leaguers Get Heroes’ Welcome

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Solyndra’s private backers stand to reap tax gains, bankruptcy filing says (Oakland Tribune) Two investment firms could walk away from the bankruptcy of Fremont solar panel maker Solyndra with hundreds of millions of dollars in future tax breaks, the U.S. government said in court papers seeking more information on the arrangement. Units of Argonaut Ventures […]

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