Archive for August, 2012

Parks could get hidden funds

  Date Friday, August 31st, 2012

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California would use $20 million found hidden in a state Department of Parks and Recreation special fund to keep all parks open under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate.


4 more cases of hantavirus confirmed among Yosemite visitors

  Date Friday, August 31st, 2012

Four more cases of hantavirus have been reported among people who visited Yosemite National Park in California, bringing the total number of cases to six, the California Department of Public Health said Thursday. Two of the six people infected have died.


AAA: Labor Day weekend gas prices the highest ever

  Date Friday, August 31st, 2012

Despite rising gas prices, more people in Southern California are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend than on the holiday weekend last year. "Due to the price spike earlier this month, Labor Day weekend travelers will be paying the highest gas prices ever for this holiday," said…


State parks show will air next month

  Date Thursday, August 30th, 2012

By CHRIS CASKEY The Union Democrat When Sally Kaplan and David Vassar started working on a documentary about California’s state parks, the park system was not such a hot topic. But now, the current political climate surrounding the park system could make their film “California Forever” especially relevant. The two-part documentary spotlights the past, present and possible future of California’s …


Campers Uneasy Over Hantavirus

  Date Thursday, August 30th, 2012

People who enjoyed Yosemite National Park this summer are worried they might have hantavirus, the airborne disease that's already killed two campers.