Archive for December, 2011

Sierra tourism left high and dry

  Date Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The snow is coming slow this winter. Yosemite’s Badger Pass Ski Area was supposed to open earlier this month, but it remains closed because of a lack of snow. The ski area “will open as soon as we get enough snow that covers the slopes,” said Kari Cobb, spokeswoman for Yosemite National Park. “The forecast looks completely clear. We’ll be lucky if we can open in the middle of January.”

California court says state can kill redevelopment agencies

  Date Friday, December 30th, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – In a major victory for California Governor Jerry Brown, the state supreme court on Thursday upheld a law that would eliminate 400 local redevelopment agencies and could divert billions of dollars to schools and other local services. The court ruled that the state legislature was within its rights to abolish the agencies, which have long played a major role in local …

VC’s Miller named Star’s Male Athlete of Fall

  Date Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Known as the daredevil of his family, Daniel Miller enjoys surfing and bungee jumping. He’s hiked the half dome at Yosemite National Park four times. “I do things for that adrenaline buzz,” said Miller.

Are Holiday Bowl fans big spenders?

  Date Thursday, December 29th, 2011

San Diego’s bowl games pay big dividends for the region’s tourism industry, delivering more than million in economic dividends for San Diego County last year.

No Snow? No Problem: Yosemite Attractions Still Open Due to Low Precipitation

  Date Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Many of Yosemite’s most iconic locations are still open to the public due to a dryer than average start to the winter season.Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 A surprising lack of snow in Yosemite National Park has opened up some unique travel opportunities for people looking for a quick winter getaway according to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau.Perhaps the most exciting opportunity …