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.
Wildfire East Of Mount Hamilton In Stanislaus County Scorches 1,000 AcresA wildfire burning east of Mount Hamilton in Stanislaus County has exploded in size overnight, scorching 1,000 acres as of Wednesday morning.
Bay Area Treated To Rare Snow Day On Local HillsFrom the North Bay, to the East Bay, to the Santa Cruz Mountains, parts of the Bay Area woke up to the rare sight of snow early Tuesday.
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.
Massive Mudslide Turns Mount Hamilton Snow Lovers AwayA chilly winter storm front left a dusting of snow on the Bay Area highest peaks like the South Bay’s Mount Hamilton. However, getting there to enjoy a rare snowball fight has can be quite a challenge.
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 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.