Disturbing the Peace? 5 Hikes to Avoid Yosemite Crowds

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Dappled sunlight kisses the valley floor of Yosemite National Park. Granite monoliths, gushing waterfalls and giant sequoias abound. The wilderness is calling. But instead of hitting the trails in a place John Muir called “by far th...
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Newsom Won’t Block Building in High-Fire Areas

SACRAMENTO — A desire to live near nature is embedded in California's ethos, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday as he explained why he doesn't want to block home building near forested areas at high risk for wildfir...