Best Places To Go Star And Moon Gazing Near East BayA look at five of the best places near the East Bay for star and moon gazing, including the first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory in the world
Lick Observatory Astronomers Discover ‘Supersized Earths’ Surrounding Relatively Nearby StarAstronomers at the Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton have discovered three planets described as “supersized Earths” orbiting a star 54 light years away.
Google Donates $1 Million To Lick Observatory Atop Mount HamiltonGoogle has donated $1 million to a 125-year-old Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton that has been in need of financial support.
Rohan Dennis Wins Tour Of California Stage 3 From San Jose To Mount DiabloRohan Dennis of Australia surged within the final 300 yards to claim the hot and mountainous third stage and reduced Bradley Wiggins' race lead Tuesday in the Tour of California.
Amgen Tour Of California Racers Gear Up For Steep Climbs In Record HeatThe Amgen Tour of California bike race comes to San Jose Tuesday morning for what is expected to be the most difficult leg of the race on one of the hottest days so far.
Scientists Hope To Save Lick Observatory After University Of California Announces Funding CutsScientists at Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton hope to save the 125-year-old facility, after the University of California announced it plans to eliminate all of the observatory’s operating revenue.
Cold Blast Drops Sierra Snow Level, Dusts Mt. HamiltonOvernight precipitation dropped snow levels in the Sierra Foothills and even left a hint of snow on Mount Hamilton in the South Bay.
Arson Suspected In Mount Hamilton Grass FireFire crews have controlled a grass fire on Mount Hamilton east of San Jose that was sparked by a suspected arson fire set inside one of two stolen cars found near Grant Ranch County Park.
Snow Expected Overnight On Bay Area PeaksRain and a dusting of snow have been forecast throughout the region overnight, beginning in the North Bay and drifting across the region into Saturday morning.
Tom Stienstra's Top 5 Bay Area Mountain TopsIn the Bay Area, Tom Stienstra lists the top five mountain tops that show you why our region is the best of any metro area...
Caltrans Driver Rescued From Embankment Near Mount HamiltonSan Jose firefighters have rescued a Caltrans delivery truck driver who went off Mt. Hamilton Road and fell down a 100-foot embankment Friday afternoon, a fire spokeswoman said.
South Bay Preservationists See Opportunity In Real Estate SlumpSeveral preservation groups have launched an ambitious effort to save at least 10,000 acres of natural habitat from Santa Cruz to South San Francisco.