A pilot takes us on a flight over the Sierra Nevada to showcase the dismal amount of snow this year. “Sting Flight” made this flight in February. As of April 1 2015, the snowpack was down to 5% of annual average.
Before and after photos show us the severity of California’s drought just over the past four years. These pictures on KTVU 2 television (San Francisco) include Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome and Badger Pass ski area.
(KPIX 5) – California’s drought has become so bad, a community in the Sierra Foothills may run out of water later this year. Three hours east of San Francisco, next to Lake Don Pedro, the town of La Grange is the kind of place where it’s easy to feel a thousand miles from anywhere. But […]
They are called the “mystery booms” of the Mother Lode and they have been rattling local nerves and even the windows of a few homes for quite awhile. The daytime only booms are heard from Mariposa County to Amador County. Residents in Copperopolis, Twain Harte and Cedar Ridge report them often on social media but […]
Martin O’Malley, the former Governor of Maryland appeared Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulus”. He talked about his high interest in seeking the 2016 Democratic nomination for President. At times he seemed reluctant to mention the name of the Democrat’s favorite choice for President; Hillary Clinton. The video is the complete unedited interview. […]
(Sacramento Bee) Three friends hiking the Yosemite Falls trail Friday took a shortcut that left two of them stranded – one overnight – until rescue teams pulled them off the mountain. The California Highway Patrol said the trio started hiking about 2:30 p.m. Friday and took several hours to reach the falls. Because daylight was […]
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard President, appeared this morning on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. She said that there is a “ninety percent chance” that she will seek the Republican nomination for President in 2016. The video is the complete unedited interview. Fox News Sunday is broadcast every Sunday morning on AM 1450 […]
A new California program is allowing for the installation of water tanks at homes in the most populated communities of Tuolumne County.
Warning: Even This Move Trailer Is PG-13 Graphic Warning: Even This Move Trailer Is PG-13 graphic A movie called “Outlaws and Patriots” has been filmed in Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties and this is the trailer. The movie was screened in Angels Camp on March 14th and will soon be available on DVD. Several local residents […]
(Fresno Bee) A massive die-off of pine trees in the southern Sierra Nevada caused by beetles attacking drought-stressed trees is turning forests brown and creating a fire tinderbox. From Mariposa County to Kern County and beyond, stands of dead trees are striking fear in the hearts of mountain residents. “You drive around and it’s all […]« go back — keep looking »