| Jul 27, 2010
The California Highway Patrol is on the scene of a major accident in Vacaville with three helicopters.
Around 8:30 p.m., a Silver Jetta carrying six people crashed into a tree near Vaca Valley Road, east of Pleasants Valley Road. At least one person is...
| Aug 15, 2010
My aha! moment came after Andy Steele told me to close my eyes and grope a tree.
Steele, a retired forest ranger and naturalist at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming, then had me eat a few pine needles and kneel in the snow to see whether a squirrel...
| Jan 31, 2010
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, CA 94123; (415) 561-...
| Feb 21, 2010
In science fiction, there's dystopia and there's utopia.
There are the dark wizards of apocalypse, terrifying us with visions of humanity's grim comeuppance. And the starry-eyed fantasists, insisting how much better the future will be than the messy,...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Big Burn
Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire
That Saved America
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 324 pp., $27
During 18 years with the New York Times, many as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent, Timothy Egan wrote several nonfiction...
| Jul 11, 2009
I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr's books long before I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr. "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," the eighth volume in his serial love letter to California, is arriving in bookstores this...
| Nov 5, 2009
Mike Roselle is in his element -- fighting a controversial coal industry practice called mountaintop removal mining in the town of Rock Creek, W. Va. "I had to bail some people out of jail," the 55-year-old rumbles happily by phone from the office of...
| Nov 27, 2010
| 5:43 PM
This Thanksgiving weekend I celebrate our national parks and other gems administered for us by the U.S. National Park Service. One thing that I want to do before my life ends is visit all the national parks. So far, I have visited 26 of those 58 parks...
| Dec 13, 2010
A joint PTSA and Cluster meeting at Glendale High recently included guests from Wilson and Roosevelt middle schools. Guests from area elementary schools were also invited for an evening of food, entertainment and information about the many quality...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 7:30 PM
Cars injure and kill our children ("Wilson student injured in collision," Dec 7). In the last two months, three students have been hit by cars in front of Glendale schools (Rosemont Middle School, John Muir Elementary and Wilson Middle School). Neither...