Mendocino National Forest

Gene Penaflor

Family Of Man Found In Mendocino Forest Recall 19-Day Ordeal

A 72-year-old San Francisco man is recovering after he was found alive Saturday after spending nearly three weeks lost alone in the woods. Gene Penaflor was finally reunited with his family Saturday, hours after he was spotted in the wilderness of northern California.


Gene Penaflor

72-Year-Old SF Man Survives On Squirrels During 19-Day Ordeal In Mendocino Forest

A San Francisco man was rescued this weekend after spending three weeks lost in the Mendocino National Forest, where he survived below-freezing temperatures and subsisted on a diet of squirrels and other wild animals.



Mendocino Forest Wildfire Spreads To 16,800 Acres

Federal fire officials said crews are making progress in slowing the growth of a wildfire in the Mendocino National Forest.


Firefighter Graphic

10,000 Acres Burned In Mendocino Forest Fire

Federal fire officials said a wildfire in the Mendocino National Forest has grown to more 10,000 acres, forcing the closure of campgrounds and the evacuation of a handful of homes.


Marijuana cultivation, pot growing indoor, hydroponic

Pot Bust In Mendocino National Forest Nets 460,000 Plants

Law enforcement officials said Friday they struck a major blow against illegal marijuana cultivation on public lands in the heart of Northern California pot country.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/29/2011

California Earthquake

Magnitude 4.4 Quake Rumbles Mendocino, Lake Counties

A light earthquake rumbled California’s redwood country Tuesday night.

CBS San Francisco–02/22/2011

Snowflake. (CBS)

Teens Stranded In Mendocino Forest During Snowstorm Rescued

Mendocino County authorities say a group of teenagers—some wearing just T-shirts and jeans—were rescued after a snowstorm left them stranded on a mountain peak in Mendocino National Forest.

CBS San Francisco–11/23/2010