Creek Fire Update: Wall Of Flames Roars Into China Peak; Fire Grows To More Than 163,000 Acres; At Least 365 Structures DestroyedHours after a National Guard helicopter crew made a dramatic rescue of 13 people trapped in China Peak, the Creek Fire roared into the recreation area Tuesday evening as the massive blaze created its own weather system and continued its march through the bark beetle dead timber in the Sierra.
Creek Fire Update: Trapped Bay Area Hikers Rescued In Pre-Dawn Airlift; Beloved Cressman’s General Store Destroyed; Fire Tops 152K AcresAfter several failed attempts, a California National Guard helicopter crew braved winds, smoke and flames early Tuesday morning to rescue 13 people who had been trapped in China Lake by the advancing flames of the Creek Fire.
Creek Fire Update: National Guard Helicopter Rescue Missions Turned Back By Heavy Smoke; Fire Grows To 135,523 Acres; One Death In FireThe massive Creek Fire, burning in a timber-rich area of the Sierra, had grown to 135,532 acres by Monday evening but heavy smoke thwarted the efforts of California National Guard helicopters to rescue trapped people in Lake Edison and China Peak.
Access To Sierra 'Hidden Gem' Swimming Hole Shut Down Due To OvercrowdingCalifornia park officials have shut vehicle access to a pristine swimming hole in Northern California due to an influx of visitors to the “hidden gem” that has become a popular photo backdrop on social media.
San Ramon Family Desperately Awaiting News Of Father Lost In Sierra Anxiety mounted Sunday for a San Ramon family as they waited any word about their 66-year-old father who has been lost in the Sierra since becoming separated from friends while hiking on July 8th.
Suspect Charged With Ambush Murder Of Danville Dr. Ari Gershman, Robbing Sierra Gold MineJohn Thomas Conway has been formally charged with the slaying of Danville Dr. Ari Greshman, who was ambushed while on a Sierra hiking trip with his son over the July 4th holiday weekend, and among other counts with also burglarzing a nearby gold mine.
Suspect In Sierra County Shooting-Spree That Killed East Bay Doctor Terrorized Nearby CampsiteMore details are emerging about exactly what happened leading up to the ambush shooting of a East Bay doctor and two others over the 4th of July holiday weekend, and the suspect in custody.
Off-Road Holiday Trip Turns Deadly After Gunman Ambushes Danville Father, Son In Sierra CountyAn East Bay family and their friends are devastated over the death of Ari Gershman who was ambushed by a gunman while on a father-and-son off-road trip in Sierras. His 15-year-old son survived the harrowing ordeal, and a suspect is in custody.
Bear Destroys SUV Interior in Minutes Before Placer County Deputies Break WindowA bear likely smelled some type of food in a vehicle in Colfax, then thoroughly trashed it before Placer County deputies managed to break open a window to let the animal get out.
Dozens Of Aftershocks Continue To Rattle Western NevadaDozens of aftershocks ranging in magnitude of 4.6 to 2.5 continued to rattle an area near the California-Nevada border Saturday following Nevada's largest earthquake since 1954.
Sierra Aviation Company Flies Coronavirus Supplies To Bay Area Health Workers, 1st RespondersAcross California, the aviation charter business has slowed way down. Truckee-based Mountain Lion Aviation, instead of letting their aircraft sit idle, are volunteering to help move much needed supplies to those fighting coronavirus.
Storm Fronts Set To Deliver Wet Windy Weekend; Blizzard Conditions In SierraMother Nature was preparing to hit the San Francisco Bay Area with a potent weekend one-two punch as a pair of Spring storm systems were taking aim at Northern California from the Gulf of Alaska.
Weekend Showers Will Aid Bay Area Shelter-In-Place Enforcement While San Francisco Bay Area health officials have issued tougher new shelter-in-place restrictions, Mother Nature may also play a role this weekend in stemming surges of visitors to parks, outdoor spaces and local beaches.
Crashes, Slippery Conditions As Snow Snarls Traffic On I-80 In SierraAnother round of snow snarled traffic with more than a dozen crashes on slippery roads in Reno and triggered chain controls on I-80 in the Sierra.
Winter Storm Front Dumps Snow By The Foot In Tahoe; Much Needed Rain In Bay AreaAfter more than a month of keeping the storm door slammed shut, Mother Nature flung it open Saturday bringing much needed rain to the Bay Area and several feet of snow to the Sierra.