Archive for May, 2011

On Location: Film industry frets over planned state park closures

  Date Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

More than a dozen California state parks that have been a source of filming for movies such as “High Noon” and “Return of the Jedi” are in danger of going dark.


Record snow makes spectacular Yosemite waterfalls

  Date Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

In this photo taken Thursday, Bridalveil Falls is seen in Yosemite National park.


Record snow fuelling Yosemite’s iconic falls as visitor season begins

  Date Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Water, water everywhere and it’s a spectacular sight.


Even California state parks that remain open are in bad shape

  Date Monday, May 30th, 2011

Because of a 25 percent cut to its budget, California’s Department of Parks and Recreation is planning to close one quarter of all state parks by next summer. While this has upset park advocates, the state parks system faces another serious issue: The parks that will remain open are in bad shape.


Record snow makes spectacular Yosemite waterfalls

  Date Monday, May 30th, 2011

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Water, water everywhere – and it’s a spectacular sight. Record Sierra snowfall over the winter now means record snow melt as temperatures rise, swelling Yosemite National Park’s iconic waterfalls, streams and rivers to their most turbulent level in years.