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  • Hiking the Sierra with three llamas and a baby

    Hiking the Sierra with three llamas and a baby
    I wouldn't call it a vacation, exactly. Any time you have three pet llamas and a 3-year-old and you're covering 30 miles in less than a week, it's like, well, let's call it an adventure. My wife, Amber, and I and our high-energy daughter Ediza spent a...
  • 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......
  • Trout plants for Southern California and Eastern Sierra during the week beginning July 19

     
    Barring adverse weather, water or road conditions, the following is a list of Southern California and Eastern Sierra waters, listed by county, that will be stocked with rainbow trout throughout the week of July 19 by the Department of Fish......
  • Schwarzenegger signs Ronald Reagan Day into law

     
    What do Cesar Chavez, Harvey Milk and Ronald Reagan have in common? They each get a day named in their honor under California law. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two bills Monday honoring the conservative icon, one declaring Feb. 6 as......
  • Evolution Valley backpack

     
    Right hand jammed in my shorts pocket, collar of my Buzz Off shirt pulled up past my chin, and cuff tight over my left hand — which was gripping a fly rod, only fingertips exposed — I made my way......
  • Live grenade forces evacuation of Glendale Community College campus, nearby homes

     
    A live Vietnam-era grenade was detonated Thursday at a Glendale Community College satellite campus, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Investigators said the device was unearthed by construction crews at the Garfield Avenue campus....
  • Backpacking gear: The good, the bad and the weird

     
    As the summer backpacking season winds down, and through-hikers on the Pacific Crest and John Muir trails return to the comfort of sleeping indoors, let's take a look at some of the good, the bad and the just plain odd......