| Dec 24, 2013
The Stanislaus National Forest was a thickly forested wonderland of streams, wildlife and campgrounds until last summer's Rim fire — started by a hunter's illegal campfire — scorched more than 250,000 acres of it and the adjacent Yosemite...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — California's congressional delegation has entered the fierce jockeying among states to land a Boeing Co. manufacturing plant. But even with the promise of jobs, it can be tough to unify the fractured group of lawmakers.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:13 PM
WASHINGTON — The "closed’’ signs at the national parks have been down for weeks but states still don't know whether they will be reimbursed by federal taxpayers for their costs of reopening landmarks such as the Grand Canyon and Statue...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House on Friday approved a bill that would expand logging in national forests despite a White House veto threat.
The measure, which would impose limits on environmental...
| Oct 6, 2013
Re "Yosemite closure a blow to U.S. image," Oct. 3
Although I appreciate the words by my congressman, Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove), on the House floor last week about the importance of Yosemite National Park to our local economy, words are not enough....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:37 PM
BUCKHORN MEADOWS, Calif. — Calls for massive salvage logging, restoration and reforestation projects in the 257,000 acres of public wilderness scarred by the Rim fire have ignited controversy over how to proceed with the largest recovery effort...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:13 PM
WASHINGTON — California House Republicans on Wednesday split over a measure to end the government shutdown and lift the U.S. borrowing authority, highlighting divisions within GOP ranks over the strategy for reining in federal spending.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:05 PM
A third Republican has decided to take on Democratic Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) for a Northern California congressional seat next year.
Igor Birman, who emigrated with his family from the former Soviet Union as a child and is now chief of staff to Rep....
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:54 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. A Northern California congressman on Tuesday honored the state’s longstanding Sikh community by formally acknowledging the Stockton temple’s 100-year anniversary in the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service said it needs five more months to finish a plan to "protect and enhance" the Merced River, which runs for 81 miles inside Yosemite National Park
The park service is facing criticism for proposing to eliminate some...
| Nov 16, 2008
Use it or lose it is the rule of California water rights, and after 43 years, the would-be Auburn Dam -- subject of one of the state's bitterest water feuds -- is about to lose it.
The proposed plug on the gold-sprinkled American River northeast of...