| Feb 23, 2008
In a victory for gun-rights advocates, the federal government is preparing to relax a decades-old ban on bringing loaded firearms into national parks.
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said Friday that his department would suggest new regulations by the...
| Mar 23, 2008
Setting up camp
Pine Flat Lake is about five hours from Los Angeles. Take Interstate 5 north for 62 miles to California 99 north, for 113 miles. Take the Mendocino Avenue exit, turn right at 18th Avenue, left on Manning Avenue, right on...
| Mar 23, 2008
As the campfire roared next to us, we admired a sky so opaque it looked like a piece of deep purple velvet, drawn taut and full of pinpricks through which starshine seeped.
Ahhh. And the hot dogs were sizzling in the fire.
Yes, in, where we'd fumbled...
| May 17, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva In a week of controversy over commencement addresses - the ones that President Barack Obama delivered a few days ago at Arizona State and will deliver today at Notre Dame - a couple of others this week......
| Apr 14, 2009
The recession is a grind on people's teeth as well as their pocketbooks. Cracked and worn-down teeth, jaw pain and headaches are getting the attention of dentists - and stress is at the root of the problem, they say.
There's no official data, no tooth-...
| May 5, 2009
| 2:11 PM
University of Washington rising senior Quincy Pondexter has been invited by USA Basketball to participate in trials that will select the United States team that will compete at this summer's World University Games.
The trials will take place June 16-18...
| May 18, 2009
The U.S. price of gasoline jumped 25 cents a gallon during the past three weeks, but remains well below prices from a year ago. That's according to the national Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday.
Analyst Trilby Lundberg said the average U.S....
| May 7, 2009
The recent run of states legalizing gay marriage -- punctuated Wednesday by Maine becoming the fifth state to do so -- has increased the likelihood that California voters will face another ballot measure on the issue as early as next year, according to...
| May 21, 2009
| 11:54 AM
FRESNO -- The Fresno County coroner says maggots have infested the walls and flooring of the morgue and are dropping from the ceilings while his colleagues do their work.
Coroner David Hadden took reporters and their cameras on a media tour Wednesday...
| May 28, 2009
| 1:09 PM
Police in Fresno, California arrested a man suspected of killing his roommate in Seattle -- hours after being released by the Seattle Police Department.
Police had put out an alert for 40-year-old Valente Alvarez-Guerrero, with a description of his car....
| May 30, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Budget cuts are about to make California the only state without emergency poison control services.
The defeat of Propositions 1A through 1E effectively puts the poison-control service on the chopping block and eliminates its funding from...
| May 30, 2009
Hundreds of same-sex couples and their supporters marched Saturday through dusty California farm towns, rallying in the state's conservative center to kick off the latest era in the battle over gay marriage.
Just days after the state's highest court...