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Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

New Yosemite Preservation Plan Includes Limit On Visitors

Yosemite National Park will cap visitors at current levels in its most popular areas, but it will add campsites and maintain bike and raft rentals under a plan announced Friday to protect the river that runs through its heart.

02/14/2014

Alex Smith

Alex Smith Threatened With NFL Fine For Wearing SF Giants Hat

San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Alex Smith, who has worn a San Francisco Giants cap to post-game press conferences in recent years, could be slapped with a $15,000 fine by the NFL if he does it again, according to the Bay Area News Group.

09/20/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

Sonoma County Addresses Medical Marijuana Growing Pains

Medical marijuana grows and illegal pot fields have become a major problem in Sonoma County, according to some residents, and the Board of Supervisors is now looking sweeping changes to laws applying to marijuana dispensaries.

10/26/2011

Storm Halts Gulf Oil Well Work

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly close to going in […]

07/21/2010

Cap Closed Despite Seep

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its busted Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite a seep in the sea floor after […]

07/19/2010

BP: Well Cap May Bottle Oil Until Permanent Plug

NEW ORLEANS (AP) BP hopes to keep using its giant stopper to block oil from reaching the Gulf of Mexico until they plug the blown out well permanently, the company said Sunday.

07/18/2010

BP: No Oil Leaking into Gulf from Busted Well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday.

07/15/2010

BP Delays Testing on Gulf Oil Fix

NEW ORLEANS (AP) BP is delaying critical tests on a new well cap designed to finally stop the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico after government officials said more analysis was needed on […]

07/13/2010

BP Claims Progress on New Cap

NEW ORLEANS (AP) BP crews are claiming progress as they try to fit a tighter cap on the ruptured well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

07/11/2010

Feds: New Cap Could Contain Leak by Monday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Government officials in charge of the Gulf oil spill crisis said the BP oil leak could be completely contained as early as Monday if a new, tighter cap can be fitted over […]

07/09/2010

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