Caltrans Discourages Non-Essential Travel To Sierra Until Conditions ImproveCaltrans Director Toks Omishakin posted a video on social media Wednesday urging drivers from the Bay Area and around the state to avoid non-essential mountain travel until weather conditions improve.
UPDATE: Blizzard Blasts High Country; Trans-Sierra Roads Closed IndefinitelyA major Christmas weekend storm caused whiteout conditions with 100 mph winds, closing key mountain highways and ski resorts amid blowing snow in the Sierra Sunday with forecasters warning that travel could be difficult for several days.
UPDATE: Charges Outlined Against Men Accused of Starting Caldor FireThe El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has issued a criminal complaint detailing the criminal charges against two men accused of starting the devastating Caldor Fire.
2 Men Suspected Of Setting Massive Caldor Fire Under ArrestTwo men are under arrest, accused of starting the Caldor Fire earlier this year.
Atmospheric River: Sierra Expected To Receive Up To 20 Inches Snow, 95 MPH Wind GustsThe National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Lake Tahoe area where more than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow is possible in the upper elevations with winds gusting up to 95 mph (153 kph) over the ridges of the Sierra.
Massive Caldor Fire 100% Contained After Threatening Lake Tahoe RegionThe 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said.
Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias, Shut Sequoia National ParkSequoia National Park was shut down and its namesake gigantic trees were potentially threatened Tuesday as two forest fires burned in steep and dangerous terrain in California’s Sierra Nevada.
UPDATE: Feds Close Portion of Merced River Near Where Family Died MysteriouslyThe mysterious deaths of a Northern California family of hikers and their dog have led federal officials to close 28 miles along the Merced River where high levels of toxic algae were detected.
Caldor Fire: 'Pivotal Day' In Protecting Lake Tahoe; 4,000 Acres Burn OvernightFirefighters faced a critical day in efforts to prevent the massive Caldor Fire from reaching the Lake Tahoe resort region Saturday, fearing that hot, gusty winds could fuel the stubborn blaze.
Caldor Fire Update: Wildfire Jumps Hwy 50, Grows to Over 98,000 AcresFlames from the Caldor Fire jumped the still shut down Highway 50 Saturday evening as the massive blaze in El Dorado County continued to grow.
UPDATE: Caldor Fire Still 0% Contained After 7 Days, Forces Closure Of National ParksAfter seven days, the Caldor fire in the Sierra Nevada continued burning unabated Saturday morning, forcing the closure of several national parks, according to Cal Fire officials.
Sierra Lightning Strike Kills Fresno Hiker Near John Muir TrailA hiker was fatally struck by lightning in the Northern California mountains as he tried to take cover during a storm, authorities said.
Threatened Yellow-Legged Frogs Bred At Oakland Zoo Released Into Wild Amid 'Global Amphibian Crisis'Thirty-three Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs leapt into the wild Wednesday and Oakland Zoo officials hope they will help restabilize their species.
Aftershocks Expected for Days After Magnitude 6 Quake Shakes Eastern SierraDozens of aftershocks rattled through the Eastern Sierra Friday morning following a magnitude 6 earthquake near the California-Nevada border that tossed boulders onto a major roadway and was felt as far off as Las Vegas and even San Francisco.
Bay Area Residents Report Feeling Shaking From Sierra EarthquakePeople across the Bay Area Thursday afternoon reported feeling the 6.0 magnitude earthquake centered between Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada.