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Yosemite National Park

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  • Far from the maddening crowds in June Lake Loop

    Far from the maddening crowds in June Lake Loop
    Tired of the shuttle-bus lines, the candy wrappers, the oh-the-humanity crowds that threaten to spoil the Yosemite experience? Have we got a summer place for you. The sleepy June Lake Loop offers all the joys of the Sierra with a fraction of the fuss....
  • McManus: D.C. doubles down on the sequester

    The sequester, those $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to hit the federal government on March 1, was designed to be stupid. In 2011, when President Obama proposed the scheme and both parties in Congress embraced it, their...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Yosemite Employees Tested for Hantavirus

    Yosemite Employees Tested for Hantavirus
    Almost 100 employees at Yosemite National Park were tested this week for the hantavirus. The 96 employees volunteered to take the written survey and blood test. The tests were done Wednesday, and were conducted by the California Department of Public...
  • Boy Found Dead, Another Missing After Being Swept Downriver

    A ten-year-old boy is dead and a six-year-old boy is missing after the pair were swept away in the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. A large family hiked from the Happy Isles Trailhead Wednesday afternoon to the Vernal Fall Footbridge. The group...
  • Boys swept away by river in Yosemite

    Boys swept away by river in Yosemite
    YOSEMITE VALLEY, Calif. -- A 10-year-old boy drowned and a 6-year-old boy was missing after the two were swept down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park during a family outing Wednesday afternoon, park officials said. Search-and-rescue efforts were...