Archive for October, 2010

State parks a treasure of old favorites, new discoveries

  Date Sunday, October 31st, 2010

The parks represent every California landscape, from the coast, across valleys and deserts and up into the foothills and mountains; they preserve open space and offer places of solace.


The season of Yosemite

  Date Sunday, October 31st, 2010

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARKó On a cold, rainy afternoon last October, I stood under the canopy of a red-leafed sugar maple in Yosemite Valley and watched tiny drops of rain fall from a cluster of leaves.


Brown, Whitman argue over whose resume is best

  Date Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Democrat Jerry Brown kicked off the final days of what has become California’s most expensive gubernatorial campaign on Saturday by taking a swipe at his opponent’s lack of government experience, which he says is a liability at a time when the state faces deep fiscal challenges.


California’s state parks: the stars of Hollywood

  Date Friday, October 29th, 2010

A reconstruction of the iconic sign post from TV’s “M*A*S*H.” Photo taken in 2010 at Southern California’s Malibu Creek State Park, where the show was shot.


National parks have room for all races

  Date Friday, October 29th, 2010

As the only African American permanent ranger in Yosemite National Park in California, I often lament that I’m more likely to meet visitors from Japan or France than I am to see an African-American family from nearby Sacramento or Oakland. So I couldn’t be more appreciative of my recent opportunity to lead Oprah Winfrey through this national treasure for a two-part television special that airs …