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British guide Adrian Ballinger scales a rock face in the Donner Summit area of Lake Tahoe, California on August 19, 2014. Ballinger's "Rapid Ascent" programme aims to help climbers scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 42 days. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Man Plunges To His Death While Rock Climbing In Utah

The National Park Service says a 47-year-old San Jose man rock-climbing in Utah’s Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon.

10/21/2014

Drake's Bay Oyster Farm appeal declined by Supreme Court

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Settles Dispute With National Park Service, Will Close At End Of 2014

The National Park Service announced a joint filing of a settlement agreement Monday that would end ongoing litigation between Drakes Bay Oyster Company pending a U.S. District Court’s approval.

10/06/2014

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Two Coast Guard Rescues In 24 Hours: Is The Calif. To Hawaii Rowing Race Worth The Cost And Risk?

For the second time in a 24-hour period, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter swooped in to rescue rowers participating in the inaugural 2,400-mile Great Pacific Race from California to Hawaii.

06/23/2014

Lassen Peak Eruption

Lassen Peak Began Years Of Eruptions 100 Years Ago, Building To Massive Blasts And A National Park

It quietly built up magma for 27,000 years before beginning years-long series of eruptions on May 30th, 1914 and today the national park around Lassen Peak remains a closely observed volcanic hot spot.

05/29/2014

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Closed Due To High Winds, Choppy Waters

High winds and choppy Bay waters have prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz Island to visitors Wednesday, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.

03/12/2014

A bicyclist rides over a bridge in the Yosemite Valley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Says Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414M

The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.

03/03/2014

Cesar Chavez. (Tim Graham/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

San Jose Site May Become Part Of Cesar Chavez National Park

The National Park Service is recommending that Congress create a new historic park to honor farm labor leader Cesar Chavez, one that would be made up of four sites in California and a former Phoenix church hall where the now-famous rallying cry “Si se puede” was popularized.

10/25/2013

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

Bay Area National Park Sites, Yosemite Reopen After Shutdown Lifted

For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal government shutdown.

10/17/2013

The Cliff House Restaurant perched above Ocean Beach. (Cliff House)

San Francisco’s Cliff House Reopens With Park Service Blessing

San Francisco’s iconic Cliff House restaurant reopened Saturday despite the federal government shutdown, this time with the blessing of the National Park Service.

10/13/2013

Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (CBS)

Federal Shutdown Wipes Out SF Sand Castle Competition To Benefit Schools

An elaborate sandcastle building competition to benefit arts in local schools has been postponed indefinitely amid the federal government shutdown.

10/09/2013

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