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  • Three Helicopters, Multiple Ambulances on Scene of Major Crash in Vacaville

    Three Helicopters, Multiple Ambulances on Scene of Major Crash in Vacaville
    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...
  • At California's four national monument candidates, the delight is in the details

    At California's four national monument candidates, the delight is in the details
    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...
  • California's national parks and scenic sites

    California's national parks and scenic sites
    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-...
  • Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas

    Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas
    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,...
  • 'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan

    'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan
    The Big Burn Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America Timothy Egan 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...
  • Kevin Starr: Making history

    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...
  • Is Ken Burns a secret propagandist for socialism?

     
    I wasn't planning on DVR-ing Ken Burns' new six-part PBS series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," which debuts Sunday night because: 1) I don't have 18 hours of room left on my TiVo; 2) judging from the title, I......
  • Sierra Club names new executive director

     
    The Sierra Club, the largest and oldest environmental advocacy group in the nation, has named Michael Brune its next executive director. A longtime environmental organizer who has headed the Rainforest Action Network for the last seven years, Brune will...
  • Contra Costa County officials oppose renaming Mt. Diablo after Reagan

     
    Contra Costa County officials are drafting a letter to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names opposing efforts to change the name of Mt. Diablo, the beloved landmark that rises above the East Bay. The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously......
  • Yosemite waterfalls

     
    Got a thing for water flowing down giant slabs of rock? If so, get thyself ASAP to Yosemite National Park. It's water, water everywhere, and all the celebrity waterfalls are putting on the biggest show of the season: starring Bridalveil,......
  • Effort to designate Ronald Reagan Day in California get bipartisan support. What do you think?

     
    California lawmakers appear to be backing an effort to designate Ronald Reagan Day in the state. Ronald Reagan Day would be Feb. 6 -- the birthday of the former actor, California governor and U.S. president. Dedicating a special day of......