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Smoke from Detwiler fire creates hazy views of Yosemite sights

The massive wildfire burning west of Yosemite was causing intermittent power outages at the park and obscuring views on Wednesday, but all sights and services remained opened. Park spokesman Scott Gediman said many [Read entire story]

Smoke from Detwiler fire creates hazy views of Yosemite sights

The massive wildfire burning west of Yosemite was causing intermittent power outages at the park and obscuring views on Wednesday, but all sights and services remained opened. Park spokesman Scott Gediman said many [Read entire story]

Marin, San Mateo counties sue Big Oil over climate change

Two Bay Area counties and a Southern California city concerned about rising sea levels sued 37 of the world’s biggest oil and coal companies Monday, claiming the fossil fuel giants should pay for damages wrought by [Read entire story]

Marin, San Mateo counties sue Big Oil over climate change

Two Bay Area counties and a Southern California city concerned about rising sea levels sued 37 of the world’s biggest oil and coal companies Monday, claiming the fossil fuel giants should pay for damages wrought by [Read entire story]

No link yet between fires at Oakland, Emeryville construction sites

Investigators looking into a series of suspicious predawn fires at housing construction sites in Oakland and Emeryville, including a massive blaze last week north of downtown Oakland, have not found evidence linking any [Read entire story]

Trump moves to open more public land to drilling in California

The Trump administration forged ahead with its commitment to boosting domestic fossil fuel production Thursday, directing more public lands to be opened for oil and gas extraction — a move that could bring new drill [Read entire story]

Trump gains local support in possible shrinking of California’s Sequoia monument

President’s Trump’s push to abolish or shrink some of the country’s national monuments won support this week in a small section of the southern Sierra Nevada, where the Giant Sequoia National Monument is one of [Read entire story]

Officer injured in skirmish at SF’s downtown Westfield mall

Much of the downtown Westfield San Francisco Centre was closed Sunday evening after a fight broke out, injuring a police officer and prompting the arrest of a juvenile, authorities said. Police did not immediately [Read entire story]

Grass fire catches behind East Bay high school

Students at Campolindo High School in Moraga were ushered off campus Monday afternoon when flames from a small brush fire came within a few hundred yards of the school grounds, witnesses said. The blaze, which was [Read entire story]

Study: California’s seasonal rain and snow triggering earthquakes

California’s Mediterranean climate, with its wet winters and dry summers, brings enviable weather to the Golden State but also earthquakes, according to UC Berkeley research. In a study over nine years, university [Read entire story]

Brown says Trump’s ‘outlandish’ climate stance will inspire world

The governor spoke during a visit with Germany’s environmental minister in San Francisco, where the two leaders pledged to curb greenhouse gas emissions a week after Trump rescinded the U.S. commitment to the Paris [Read entire story]

Donated photos evoke bittersweet history in Sierra foothills

[...] a glimpse into the area’s extraordinary past emerged this week with a donation of historic photographs chronicling the bittersweet story of America’s first Japanese settlers. The nearly 150-year-old portraits, [Read entire story]

Memorial Day weekend in Big Sur is possible, despite obstacles

[...] with this year’s big winter storms continuing to wreak havoc on roads and trails, getting to one of California’s most dramatic stretches of coastline isn’t easy - and it can also be very expensive. The [Read entire story]

Jerry Brown talks up climate fight, says Trump may come around

Gov. Jerry Brown held up California as a leader in the fight against climate change, renewing a pledge Wednesday with representatives of the Netherlands to continue cutting carbon emissions and investing in clean [Read entire story]

Big Sur hit again as huge landslide covers Highway 1

The isolation that came to Big Sur this year when wet weather closed several roads has deepened with a giant mudslide across Highway 1, just south of the small community of Gorda (Monterey County). A quarter-mile-wide [Read entire story]

SFO to see big delays Memorial Day weekend due to paving work

Major flight delays and numerous cancellations are expected at San Francisco International Airport this Memorial Day weekend because of maintenance work that needs to be completed on the tarmac before the summer rush, [Read entire story]

Mystery girl found in coffin beneath SF home is identified

The mystery girl from the 1800s whose body was found beneath a San Francisco home last year, her body entombed in a small lead and bronze coffin and her well-preserved hands clutching a single red rose, has been [Read entire story]

Joe Montana sues SF’s Millennium Tower developers

Sports great Joe Montana is the latest to sue over San Francisco’s troubled Millennium Tower, alleging in court documents filed last week that the building’s developer concealed evidence that the luxury high-rise is [Read entire story]

Caltrain gets $100 million in tentative federal budget deal

Plans to outfit the Caltrain system with fast, environmentally friendly electric trains came to a grinding halt three months ago when Trump administration officials withdrew funding for the rail upgrade, saying they [Read entire story]

Floods possible as warmth melts heavy Sierra snowpack

Several waterways, including Yosemite Valley’s Merced River, are expected to approach and even surpass flood stage in coming days as a warm spell keeps overnight lows on many snow-covered peaks above freezing for the [Read entire story]