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Yosemite Valley

The Yosemite toboggan run seen in 1928. (NPS)

Once Touted As Olympic Venue, Yosemite Now Working To Keep Crowds Away

New plans by the National Park Service to retain Yosemite Valley’s natural wonders show a 180-degree shift from Prohibition-era plans to host the Olympic games and bring huge crowds to the national park.

02/18/2014

David Hockney Paintings

iPad Paintings By David Hockney Featured At SF’s deYoung Museum

A new exhibit of David Hockney’s work, including about 150 iPad images, opened Saturday in the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

10/27/2013

Rim Fire

Rim Fire Sends Dense Smoke Into Yosemite Valley

For the first time since a wildfire broke out around Yosemite National Park, dense smoke has begun to obscure the region’s majestic mountain views

09/01/2013

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Yosemite’s Rim Fire Leads To Road Closures Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

A portion of Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park is being closed for the Labor Day weekend as firefighters look to stop the spread of the Rim Fire.

08/29/2013

Horses in Yosemite Valley. (David McNew/Getty Images)

SF Meeting Allows Public Comment On Plan To Eliminate Yosemite Bike And Horse Rentals

National Park officials could get an earful at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Thursday night at a public comment meeting to examine a plan to eliminate bike and horse rentals in Yosemite Valley.

03/21/2013

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

Yosemite Camper Dies From Rare Rodent Disease

Yosemite National Park officials say a man is dead and a woman is recovering after contracting a rare rodent-borne disease in popular lodging area.

08/16/2012

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley

Risk Of Falling Rocks Forces Yosemite Closures

Falling boulders are the single biggest force shaping Yosemite Valley, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the national park system.

06/13/2012

Eye On The Bay: Mariposa County

Eye On The Bay: Mariposa County – 9/27/11

Brian steps back into gold rush times to discover a wonderful Bay Area getaway destination. Topics include ghost towns, charming inns, and a working gold stamp mill. . Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau Mariposa, CA […]

KPIX 5–09/27/2011

Snow covers the ground in Yosemite Natinoal Park (CBS)

Storm Shuts Roads To Yosemite, Forces Evacuations

All roads into Yosemite National Park have been temporarily closed after a major storm dumped snow, caused mudslides and downed trees and power lines.

CBS San Francisco–03/21/2011

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley

No Easy Fix For Road Into Yosemite

After an avalanche buried the only all-weather highway into Yosemite National Park, officials have faced a conundrum about how to fix the road.

12/12/2010