Sierra Nevada

This February 2016 photo shows a wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest near Truckee. (Chris Stermer/California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)

Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the…

 

Inca, a cadaver dog, and her handler Mary Cablk search the burned ruins of a home Monday in Squirrel Valley. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California wildfire ‘most destructive’ in county history

LAKE ISABELLA — A California wildfire that killed two people and destroyed…

 

Park guests look over the damage after a powerful storm overnight toppled several trees inside the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach on Monday. (Joe Johnston/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

Powerful thunderstorms rage throughout California

LOS ANGELES — Powerful thunderstorms raged throughout California on Monday, walloping the…

 

Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snowpack as he conducts the third manual snow survey of the season, at Phillips Station near Echo Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Dry spell ate away at snowpack of drought-ridden California

ECHO SUMMIT — An unwelcome three-week winter dry spell left the California…

Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snowpack as he conducts the third manual snow survey of the season, at Phillips Station near Echo Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
The water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack in drought-stricken California was 136 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter's first manual survey.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Snowpack in drought-stricken California hits five-year high

FRESNO — Recent El Nino storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack…

The water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack in drought-stricken California was 136 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter's first manual survey.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Two storms expected to dump rain across Bay Area

The first of two storms soaked the San Francisco Bay Area, dumped…

Southern California is bracing for a series of storms expected to begin late Sunday that could last all week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Storms to bring rain, snow to California all week

Light rain began falling north of San Francisco on Sunday in what…

Southern California is bracing for a series of storms expected to begin late Sunday that could last all week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Researchers are studying how California's drought is affecting the Giant Sequoias, some more than 3,000 years old and 300 feet tall, making them among the oldest and largest living things on Earth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Scientists: Drought stressing California’s Giant Sequoias

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK — Giant Sequoias growing in California's Sierra Nevada are…

Researchers are studying how California's drought is affecting the Giant Sequoias, some more than 3,000 years old and 300 feet tall, making them among the oldest and largest living things on Earth. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A firefighter waters down a hot spot while at  the Kyburz fire near Kyburz, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2015. Crews on Friday had partially surrounded the fire that shut down a highway linking Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, and led to a handful of evacuations. The blaze broke out Thursday afternoon near South Lake Tahoe and has charred more than 100 acres in heavy timber along steep canyon walls. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

California wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations

ALTA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire raced through more than…

A firefighter waters down a hot spot while at  the Kyburz fire near Kyburz, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2015. Crews on Friday had partially surrounded the fire that shut down a highway linking Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, and led to a handful of evacuations. The blaze broke out Thursday afternoon near South Lake Tahoe and has charred more than 100 acres in heavy timber along steep canyon walls. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
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Late winter storm bringing snow to Sierra, Lake Tahoe

A late season storm blowing in from the north triggered a winter…

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Warm February takes toll on mountain snowpack in West

Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a…

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AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA snow plow clears snow from Highway 50 near Echo Summit

California's snow survey shows far less snow than last month

California's second snow survey finds the Sierra Nevada snowpack far below normal…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA snow plow clears snow from Highway 50 near Echo Summit
Ari Burack/special to the s.f. examinerTwisted Oak Winery (pictured)

Gold is not all that glitters in Sierra Foothills

In the sun-soaked hills of the western Sierra Nevada, a few outposts…

Ari Burack/special to the s.f. examinerTwisted Oak Winery (pictured)
Ari Burack/special to the s.f. examinerSunnyside Restaurant and Lodge.

Lake Tahoe: Sierra Nevada paradise offers more than stunning scenery

The streams of summer visitors to California's great sapphire jewel in the…

Ari Burack/special to the s.f. examinerSunnyside Restaurant and Lodge.

Spring storm to bring light showers to Bay Area, snow to Sierra Nevada

A storm is expected to drop light rain on the Bay Area…

Ben Margot/AP file photoA storm is expected to bring light rain to the Bay Area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Spring storm to bring light showers to Bay Area, snow to Sierra Nevada

A storm is expected to drop light rain on the Bay Area…

Ben Margot/AP file photoA storm is expected to bring light rain to the Bay Area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Congress focuses on dams amid California's drought

WASHINGTON -- California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers…

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Mom: Accused boy, 12, 'could never' hurt sister

VALLEY SPRINGS — Authorities have arrested the 12-year-old brother of an 8-year-old…

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In 1972 Superior Court Judge Timothy B. Taylor

40-year-old note left on Sequoia summit creates link between men

A man, his son and grandson climbed a California mountain peak with…

In 1972 Superior Court Judge Timothy B. Taylor