| Sep 6, 2011
| 7:22 PM
Two falls in less than a week at Starved Rock State Park should serve as reminder to follow warning signs on hiking trails, authorities said Tuesday.
Although the trails in the park are marked with signs and in some places barricades, it doesn’t...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 6:47 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Doctors in San Francisco have reattached a hiker's thumb, after it was severed by a rope during a fall at Yosemite National Park.
An Austrian climber and a companion were on the second day of climbing El Capitan when the...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 9:25 AM
A dive team resumes their search for two missing Yosemite hikers Friday morning.
On July19th, three friends were hiking the Mist Trail near Vernal Fall when they were seen crossing a guardrail and going over the 317-foot waterfall.
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:09 PM
A former editor of mine sometimes referred to what he called a "Hey, Martha" story.
That was his term for a story with an offbeat or amusing twist. In other words, if an old couple were rocking on their front porch while the husband read the paper, he...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:09 PM
A funeral may be an unlikely place to find inspiration.
But for Anne McCasland, it was an event that became her starting point in a quest to gather unique experiences that, one day, her grandchildren can tell as stories at her own memorial service.
| May 1, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Vic and I attended the Newport Beach Film Festival this past weekend.
Naturally, Vic and I focused on environmental documentaries. We saw three films, "A Fierce Green Fire,""Last Call at the Oasis,"and"Bitter Seeds."
"A Fierce Green Fire" is based on...
| Mar 14, 2010
Actress and best-selling author Marilu Henner is an avid traveler who isn't afraid to go away alone or with a plane full of relatives. These days, though, she enjoys taking road trips with her husband and two sons. "There's something about being on the...
| Dec 7, 2008
There's just no accounting for taste. When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their...
| Aug 16, 2005
ANGLERS can expect to get skunked at some Sierra lakes this summer as crews kill trout to protect a rare frog.
Officials are eliminating the prized game fish from 22 lakes, mainly in and around Sequoia National Park and the Eastern Sierra. The fish eat...
| Jun 14, 2005
When Carol Whiteside zipped along the stage on a Segway Human Transporter smiling like a cat, she was making a point about the future of the Central Valley.
OK, so she was also scratching off one more experience from what she calls "my life checklist" by...