Telephone service in parts of Yosemite National Park has been cut off due to a damaged phone line.
Yosemite became the first wildland in the nation protected for all-time 150 years ago when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, protecting the Valley and Mariposa grove. Later, in 1890, it became a national park. Over the last 150 years the park has played host to a number of dignitaries and celebrities – as well as about 4 million regular visitors a year.
Campers at Yosemite National Park would be escorted out of the park and the gates to several popular Bay Area attractions would be locked if Congress does not reach an agreement to prevent a federal government shutdown.
The cost of environmental cleanup at the former Navy shipyard at Mare Island is too high for it to become a national park, according to federal officials.
Power has been restored to Yosemite National Park after a nearly week-long storm-related outage.
Happy Birthday, Yosemite! One of the earliest national parks turned 120 on Friday.