Archive for September, 2012

Third death blamed on Yosemite virus

  Date Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Construction crews began working on nearby tent cabins in Curry Village not long after Jenna Beck and her family arrived at Yosemite National Park.

California saves $85M under Jerry Brown travel ban

  Date Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown's travel ban has saved California taxpayers at least $85 million since he took office, state officials announced Thursday. The governor's office released travel figures showing the state spent $144 million during Brown's first fiscal year in office compared to $229 million during former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's final year in office for a 37 percent reduction. "Putting …

US Officials Sound Worldwide Alert for Yosemite Hantavirus Risk

  Date Thursday, September 6th, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO: US health officials have sent warnings to 39 other countries that their citizens who stayed in Yosemite National Park tent cabins this summer may have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne hantavirus, a park service epidemiologist said yesterday. Read more…

Capitol Alert: AM Alert: Villaraigosa, Newsom to address state delegation

  Date Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The Democratic National Convention continues today in Charlotte, N.C., with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, U.S. Sen.Dianne Feinstein and Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood scheduled to address the California delegation's breakfast.

Yosemite hantavirus prompts park cancellations, widespread medical warnings

  Date Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Six visitors to Yosemite National Park in California have fallen victim to the rodent-carried disease, and two people have died.