| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Firefighters were making progress early Monday against a wind-driven wildfire in Northern California that has scorched 650 acres near a Gold Rush-era town and forced evacuations of 200 homes.
The blaze, dubbed the Oregon fire, started about 4:36 p.m....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Weaker winds and cooler temperatures allowed firefighters to make significant progress on a large wildfire sparked by an unhitched boat trailer near one of California's historic Gold Rush-era towns.
In addition to strengthening their containment line on...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento have been canceled because of the state's continued drought, officials said Monday.
The event, which traditionally takes place over Labor Day weekend, requires too much water, said Steve Hammond, president...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus.
Instead, we're on track for a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The Discovery Channel has struck pay dirt with reality shows such as "Gold Rush," "Gold Fever," "Jungle Gold" and "Bering Sea Gold." Now Discovery is digging for treasure in a new vein with its first scripted miniseries, "Klondike."
The period drama,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Playwright and actor Sam Shepard has a theory about looking to the rural life of yesteryear for entertainment: Nothing has changed.
The 70-year-old actor stars in the forthcoming Discovery Channel miniseries "Klondike," which tells the story of the last...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
After getting over the fact the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan affair was 20 years ago, those watching "The Price of Gold" - an ESPN "30 for 30" documentary devoted to the story - will probably realize the project, while perfectly respectable, is...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The slow fallout of a Colombian gold rush is given detailed, deliberate scrutiny in "Marmato," a highly conscientious debut feature from erstwhile photojournalist Mark Grieco that is equal parts passion and compassion project. Filmed over six years in the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The new miniseries "Klondike" is Discovery's attempt to stake its claim in the modern-day gold rush of scripted drama.
Like its main characters, "Klondike" comes to a landscape both limitless and increasingly crowded. The series, which premieres Monday,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Discovery's first scripted project, the three-part miniseries "Klondike," opened to OK-but-unspectacular numbers Monday night.
Nielsen estimates that the two-hour premiere of "Klondike" averaged 3.4 million viewers and powered the net to its most-watched...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SENECA — The road to this abandoned gold mining town is six miles long, mostly dirt and gravel, snaking along a ridge hundreds of feet above the north fork of the Feather River.
Bill Davies takes the turns slowly in his pickup; a wrong twist of...