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Yosemite National Park

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  • Morgan fire is the latest forest blaze to be blamed on humans

    Two major California wildfires that have scorched thousands of acres in forests popular with tourists in recent months have been attributed to humans. Officials on Thursday said the Morgan fire, which has charred more than 3,100 acres in and around Mt....
  • All kids accounted for after tree falls at camp near Yosemite

    All children have been accounted for and one adult staff member is missing at a Jewish youth camp near Yosemite, where a tree fell near a building Wednesday morning. About 8:30 a.m., a tree tipped over at Camp Tawonga in Tuolumne County, triggering a...
  • 1 dead, several injured after tree falls at kids camp near Yosemite

    Emergency crews are responding to a "mass casualty incident" in Tuolumne County after a tree fell at a Jewish camp for kids. Hospital officials in Sonora confirmed that at least one person was killed and four people were airlifted from the scene....
  • Youth camp staffer killed by giant oak tree near Yosemite

    One staff member from Camp Tawonga near Yosemite National Park was killed and four others were injured Wednesday morning by a massive oak tree that fell. Officials from the San Francisco-based Jewish camp identified the staff member as Annais Rittenberg...
  • Mother mourns daughter killed at camp near Yosemite

    Annais Rittenberg was excited to be coming home this weekend for a two-day break. There were a few days left in the first session at Camp Tawonga, a summer camp near Yosemite National Park where Rittenberg worked. But Rittenberg, 21, was tragically...
  • UC Santa Cruz student killed by falling tree near Yosemite

    A summer camp counselor was killed and four others were hurt Wednesday outside Yosemite National Park when a tree fell onto a campfire circle, officials said. About 8:30 a.m., a 3- to 4-foot-wide oak toppled onto a bench and campfire circle outside of...
  • Tree that fell, killed camp counselor was 'healthy,' official says

    The sudden toppling of a black oak tree at a summer camp outside Yosemite National Park last week was a "freak accident," said Jamie Simon, director of Camp Tawonga. The giant tree fell near a building, killing 21-year-old camp counselor Annais...
  • Yosemite visitor finds plane missing since December

    A Yosemite National Park visitor spotted a plane that has been missing since December, according to park authorities. The pilot, Nicol Wilson, was found dead on the scene after the wreckage was reported Saturday, said Scott Gediman, a park spokesman....
  • Yosemite employees tested for hantavirus as probe continues

     
    About 100 employees at Yosemite National Park were tested for hantavirus Wednesday as public health officials continue to investigate what prompted an outbreak of the rare, rodent borne disease that killed three visitors over the summer....
  • Snow, rain pelt Northern California as major storm moves in

     
    Northern California weather: Snow and rain fell across much of Northern California on Monday, prompting some travel advisories and power outages as the first serious storm of the season hit the region....
  • Hetch Hetchy demolition measure defeated in San Francisco

     
    Opponents Wednesday celebrated the defeat of a controversial San Francisco measure that would have required the city to craft an $8 million plan to demolish the dam that created the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite and find alternate sources of...
  • Yosemite plan delayed amid clamor over curbing tourist amenities

    Yosemite plan delayed amid clamor over curbing tourist amenities
    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...