UPDATE: Driver Rescued After Vehicle Plunges 300 Feet Off Mt. Hamilton Road Near Lick ObservatoryThe driver of a vehicle that went off the side of the road near Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton was rescued Wednesday after plunging some 300 feet down the mountain, authorities said.
SCU Lightning Complex Update: 'Fire To Fight Fire' In Henry Coe State Park; Gusty Winds, Low Humidity Challenge CrewsWhile improving weather conditions helped firefighters expand the containment of the massive SCU Lightning Complex fires to 35 percent overnight, a change in the weather forecast for later Thursday could create new challenges.
SCU Lightning Complex: Containment Grows To 25 Percent; Lick Observatory Spared; Evacuation Orders LiftedTaking advantage of improving weather conditions, hundreds of firefighters along the SCU Lightning Complex battle lines stretching through several San Francisco Bay Area counties gained ground overnight on the second largest wildfire in California history.
SCU Lightning Complex: Wildfire Spares Historic Lick Observatory Atop Mt. Hamilton Thanks To Brave Team WorkUniversity of California's Lick Observatory has survived more than 100 years atop Mt. Hamilton but raging wildfires had the astronomy research facility under siege.
U.S. Navy Admits UFOs Captured On Video Exist; Expert Speculates They're From EarthThe U.S. Navy has finally admitted the existence of the unidentified flying objects their pilots captured on video that had the world speculating that they could be extraterrestrial life.
SkyDrone 5 Shows Progress On Mount Hamilton Road RepairsCaltrans crews are trying to repair damage from the winter storms that has restricted travel to the Lick Observatory in the South Bay.
Lick Observatory Atop Mount Hamilton Sees A Blanket Of SnowThis latest storm was cold enough to leave a blanket of snow on Mount Hamilton.
Best Free Attractions Near The PeninsulaLocals know that the San Francisco Bay Area provides plenty of reasons why some of the best things in life are free. From ocean shores to mountaintops, it's refreshing to take in these super experiences without reaching into your wallet.
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.
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.
Streetlights Go From Yellow To White, But Green Option Hurts Bay Area AstronomersThe dim, yellow bulbs that have lit up the city’s streets for years are being replaced with cheaper, brighter LED lights. Astronomers say that change is making their work harder.
Best Museum Exhibits This Spring In The South BayThere are plenty of museum exhibits that make learning fun. The kids will enjoy themselves, too. Which of these are going on your list?
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...