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  • Get lost on less than a tank

    Get lost on less than a tank
    Chicago-born author and environmentalist Sigurd F. Olson once wrote, "Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium." For many of us, that...
  • It's Freebie Friday: Scads 'O free stuff, retail coupons and dining deals

    It's Freebie Friday: Scads 'O free stuff, retail coupons and dining deals
    It's Freebie Friday! We've got some great offers today. Save $10 on gas cards at Publix through Sunday and grandparents get in free at Butterfly World on Saturday and Sunday, too. Use my long list to make a mad grab for freebies and save with retail...
  • Wildfire chars 800 acres, forces evacuations in Contra Costa County

    A wildfire forced the evacuation of dozens of residents and threatened more than 50 structures near Mt. Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County on Sunday, fire officials said. Nearly 250 firefighters battled the blaze with air tankers and helicopters...
  • Fun facts about coupons

    Fun facts about coupons
    September is National Coupon Month and I'm in to celebrate those slick little slips eight days a week. Laugh if you want, but I see coupons for exactly what they are: free money. I'm not the only bargainista who sees it that way. Scissor-wielding...
  • Wildfire in Mt. Diablo State Park doubles in size to 1,500 acres

    Wildfire in Mt. Diablo State Park doubles in size to 1,500 acres
    Hundreds more firefighters have been called in as a wildfire burning in Mt. Diablo State Park nearly doubled in size to 1,500 acres Monday. Approximately 100 homes and other structures have been evacuated as a precaution as bulldozers and hand crews...
  • Mt. Diablo State Park fire grows to 1,500 acres, gets more resources

    More than 700 firefighters were trying to get the upper hand Monday on a Bay Area wildfire that has burned 1,500 acres in Mt. Diablo State Park. Called the Morgan fire, the blaze was first reported Sunday shortly after 1 p.m. in the kind of steep, dry...
  • Crews halt progress of Mt. Diablo State Park fire

    Crews halt progress of Mt. Diablo State Park fire
    More than 700 firefighters working overnight were able to stop the forward progress of a wildfire raging in Mt. Diablo State Park in Northern California, a state fire official said. The blaze, called the Morgan fire, grew in size Monday, going from 1,...
  • Morgan fire in Mt. Diablo State Park now 45% contained

    Firefighters have made significant progress on a wildfire raging in Mt. Diablo State Park in Northern California, officials said Tuesday. The estimated burn area of the Morgan fire was reduced to 3,243 acres overnight Monday as a result of better...
  • Morgan fire in Mt. Diablo State Park now 70% contained

    The Morgan fire at Mt. Diablo State Park in Northern California was 70% contained on Wednesday, and officials said they hoped to have it fully contained by Friday. An estimated 3,133 acres have burned so far, said Tina Rose, a spokeswoman for the...
  • Judge rules Wet Electric will go on

    Despite the city vying for a temporary restraining order to stop the event, the Wet Electric electronic dance music festival will still be held this weekend at the Huntington State Beach, a judge ruled Wednesday. Orange County Superior Court Judge Jamoa...
  • Family-friendly hiking trails in Maryland

    Family-friendly hiking trails in Maryland
    It was pretty much a given that Joe Vogelpohl's kids would love hiking. As a ranger at Patapsco Valley State Park, Vogelpohl spends most of his days on trails and often takes his children, Isaac, 4, and Cecelia, 1, along on weekends. Cecilia is usually...