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California wildfire grows to 4,755 acresupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 04:09:00

Teams in northern California called in air power Sunday as they try to rein in a wildfire in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park, a fire official said.

California wildfire scorches 3,000 acresupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 02:01:00

A wildfire triggered by an exploding propane tank has scorched 3,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and caused the evacuation of a resort, fire officials said Friday.

Wildfire blazes in California near Yosemite parkupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 05:32:00

A wildfire triggered by an exploding propane tank has consumed 1,000 acres of forest land in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

Yosemite records 17th death in an unusually fatal yearupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 16:37:00

A 17th person has died in Yosemite National Park, which has been experiencing a higher than usual number of fatalities this year, authorities said.

How elite snipers train for battleupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 14:07:00

Marine Corps snipers train for the perfect shot on the cliffs of the Sierra Nevada. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Marine snipers train in freezing temperatures high up in Sierrasupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 14:07:00

The snipers, dug deep into their hidden positions in the snow, peer down at the valley below, searching for movement in the makeshift buildings set up.

Storm brings rain, snow and mudslides to Californiaupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 21:32:00

Heavy rains prompted the emergency evacuation Monday of nearly 2,000 residents of a flooding Southern California town and the temporary closure of at least two highways because of mudslides.

Rain drenches parts of Californiaupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 21:32:00

Southern California takes on torrential downpours. Affiliate KCAL/KCBS reports.

Western states facing 'all-day onslaught' from massive winter stormupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 00:08:00

A huge winter storm was affecting the West Coast on Sunday, poised to dump up to 10 feet of snow in some higher elevations, and causing flooding and potential mudslides in lower spots while impacting driving conditions and air travel, forecasters said.

SI.com: Frank Deford: If Pac-10 becomes Wicked West, what becomes of NCAA?updated: Wed Jun 16 2010 15:13:00

There is an old aphorism: "College football bears the same relationship to education that bullfighting does to agriculture." Ah, but when there is something of a drought at the bursar's office, it's awfully comforting to have a few toros out there in the fallow fields to take to the bullring to sell tickets and maintain the endowment crop.

Californians flee mudslidesupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 21:59:00

Mandatory evacuations are in place for parts of Southern California as heavy rains soak loose ground.

300 evacuated in Los Angeles as rain continuesupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 21:59:00

Rain pounded water-logged Los Angeles on Thursday, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said more than 300 city residents were ordered to evacuate because of the threat of mudslides.

Southern California braces for more storms and possible mudslidesupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 18:09:00

A strengthening El Nino is expected to bring torrential rain Thursday to parts of Southern California, including Los Angeles, and authorities warned of possibly severe mudslides in areas denuded by forest fires.

Heavy rain, possible flooding forecast for West Coastupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 11:53:00

Heavy rain and snow were falling over California on Monday, the first round in a series of storms poised to pummel the West Coast this week, bringing potential flooding and mudslides.

Winter storm exits, but another is brewingupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 10:18:00

Freezing temperatures plagued much of the nation Thursday after a major storm moved into Canada, but another storm that will dump more snow in the Sierra Nevada was brewing, forecasters said.

Storm threatens California with flooding, mudslidesupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 16:58:00

Heavy rain that began pounding California on Tuesday threatened to unleash dangerous floods and mudslides, especially in areas ravaged by wildfires.

Hesjedal secures stage victory in Vueltaupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 15:32:00

Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win a stage in the Vuelta Espana when edging Spain's David Garcia in a sprint at the end of the mountainous 174km 12th stage from Almeria to Alto de Velefique on Friday.

Obama signs sweeping public land reform legislationupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 22:17:00

Conservationists claimed one of their most significant victories of the new administration Monday as President Obama signed sweeping land reform legislation designating 2 million additional acres of public wilderness areas.

23 injured as Spain ski chairlift breaksupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 11:27:00

A chairlift broke on Monday morning, sending skiers into the snowy hillside at a ski resort in southern Spain, according to the Sierra Nevada resort.

Time.com: Winter: Snow Slams Sierra Nevadaupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 13:00:00

A storm dropped as much as 15 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada, hastening the state of the ski season but bogging down traffic

Bones are Fossett's, DNA testing showsupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 19:09:00

Bones found last week near where Steve Fossett's plane crashed in eastern California's Sierra Nevadas are those of the adventurer, authorities said Monday.

Bone fragment from Fossett wreckage to be testedupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 18:49:00

A bone fragment found in the area where Steve Fossett's plane crashed will be tested to determine whether it came from an animal or a human, a Madera County, California, sheriff's spokeswoman said Friday.

Fossett left a secretupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 18:49:00

Adventurer Steve Fossett was working on a secret project when he died. KGO reports.

Some remains found in Fossett plane wreckageupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 09:22:00

A small amount of human remains has been found in the wreckage of the plane that adventurer Steve Fossett was flying when he disappeared last year, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Thursday.

Fossett plane foundupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 09:22:00

More than a year after Steve Fossett disappeared, search teams have found his plane. ITN's Richard Lawrence reports.

Time.com: Sheriff: Search Teams Find Fossett Wreckageupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 14:00:00

Searchers found the wreckage of Steve Fossett's airplane in California's rugged Sierra Nevada just over a year after the millionaire adventurer vanished on a solo flight, and the craft appears to have hit the mountainside head-on

Time.com: Feds Warn Warming Could Harm Giant Sequoiasupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 14:00:00

Federal researchers are warning that warming temperatures could soon cause California's giant sequoia trees to die off more quickly unless forest managers plan with an eye toward climate change and the impact of a longer, harsher wildfire season

Time.com: Firefighting Plane Crashes Near Airportupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 13:00:00

An air tanker being used to drop retardant on a wildfire in the Sierra Nevada crashed after taking off for its last flight of the day, killing all three crew members

Time.com: Rains Complicate California Firesupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 07:00:00

Mudslides on fire-scarred land in the eastern Sierra Nevada forced people from their homes, while milder weather in Northern California helped firefighters get a leg up on blazes there and allowed residents of several fire-weary towns to return home

Residents flee wildfiresupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 01:37:00

Thousands were ordered to evacuate as an out-of-control wildfire threatened the already devastated area.

Time.com: Calif. Residents Fleeing -- Againupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 20:00:00

The latest blaze flared up early Tuesday after erratic winds blew embers across fire-containment lines

Time.com: Fires Poison California Skiesupdated: Sat Jun 28 2008 20:00:00

Hundreds of lightning-sparked wildfires have turned the air of Northern California into an unhealthy stew of smoke and ash

Missing hikers found: 'Everyone's fine'updated: Wed Jun 25 2008 19:11:00

Two adults and nine teenagers missing from an Outward Bound hiking program have been found safe in the central Sierra Nevada region, an Outward Bound official said Wednesday.

Time.com: Schwarzenegger: California Droughtupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 08:00:00

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a statewide drought after two years of below-average rainfall, low snowmelt runoff and a court-ordered restriction on water transfers

Frozen remains of WWII airman identifiedupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 14:46:00

The U.S. military has identified frozen remains found atop a California glacier as those of a World War II era airman who vanished more than half a century ago.

California storm damageupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 18:43:00

A storm uproots trees and sends mudslides onto roads in San Diego, California.

'Til travel do us part updated: Mon Jan 28 2008 11:35:00

Eight couples share ideas on how to make the most of traveling together.

California windsupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 12:03:00

From I-Reporter Jerry Klein, winds reach more than 40 miles per hour at his Lincoln, California home.

Levee breaks in Nevadaupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 12:03:00

A levee breaks in Fernley, Nevada, flooding the area. CNN's Susan Roesgen reports

Wicked winter storm pounds Californiaupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 20:56:00

The weather that once inspired the song "California Dreamin' " was closer to a nightmare across the Golden State Friday as the latest in a series of winter storms brought dangerous amounts of rain and snow to the region.

Sunshine state not so sunnyupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:33:00

Floridians and tourists bundle up as the sunshine state experiences freezing temperatures.

Search for Fossett could solve decades-old mysteriesupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 15:01:00

The hunt for missing aviator Steve Fossett in the rugged terrain of western Nevada could solve some much older mysteries.

CNNMoney: Beer for lifeupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 13:48:00

With St. Patrick's Day and March Madness soon upon us, Americans probably don't need any more reasons to toss back a few beers. But we'll give you some anyway.

Frozen WWII airman identifiedupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 22:02:00

The U.S. military has identified the body of a World War II airman that climbers found in October at the bottom of a glacier in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Investigators closing in on identity of frozen WWII airmanupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 12:36:00

A decaying address book. A black plastic comb. A dirty penny.

Fortune: book reviewupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 00:01:00

Mick Jagger still can't get no. And great philosophers like Schopenhauer were convinced it didn't exist. But real--and sustained--human contentment is indeed possible, according to Gregory Berns, a...

Bartender: Pilots ran up heavy bar tab hours before their flightupdated: Wed May 25 2005 15:55:00

To show the amount of beer consumed by two former pilots on the eve of a cross-country flight, prosecutors lined up 14 empty glasses on the witness stand Tuesday during the testimony of the bartender who served them.

Two elderly hikers missing in Californiaupdated: Thu Oct 21 2004 19:12:00

Two elderly hikers with more than 30 years of hiking experience were missing in California's Sequoia National Park late Thursday, two days after they were to have returned from their outing.

Japanese climbers die in Yosemiteupdated: Wed Oct 20 2004 22:50:00

Two Japanese mountain climbers were discovered dead Wednesday in Yosemite National Park, a few hundred feet from the peak of the world's largest granite monolith, officials said.

Perez claims 14th stage in Spain updated: Sat Sep 18 2004 11:38:00

Santiago Perez, of the Phonak team, won the 167km 14th stage of the Tour of Spain cycling race from Malaga to here on Saturday and dedicated it to his fiancee who died two years ago.

Heras takes a firm grip in Spainupdated: Thu Sep 16 2004 12:20:00

Roberto Heras lined up the chance of a third Tour of Spain triumph by taking Thursday's 145-km stage and the overall lead.

Fortune: Business Is Good, but Beer Is Better the other b-schoolupdated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

We'll grant that the University of California at Davis may not be the first response that springs to mind in answer to the question "What is the best B-school in the country?" But if you're talking...

Fortune: MICROBREW PARTY ON WALL STREETupdated: Mon Dec 11 1995 00:01:00

Making a buck at craft brewing has been as easy as falling off a barstool the last few years. So Wall Street is now bellying up for a couple of IPO brewers. They'd better start chugging; the party ...

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