Valley’s Viral Video ‘Double Rainbow Guy’ Dies at 57

Paul L. Vasquez, a burly Mariposa mountain man whose awestruck reaction upon seeing a double rainbow propelled him to internet stardom and turned him into a folk hero, has died. He was 57. Vasquez, who called himself Yosemitebear on social media, died early...

Stomach Illness Outbreak at Yosemite Prompts Major Clean-Up

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service told the San Francisco...
Photo of the view from Gaylor Peak down to the east side of Tioga Pass during winter

Caltrans Closes 3 More Sierra Passes for Winter

Heavy snow has caused the California Department of Transportation to close several more passes through the Sierra Nevada for the winter. The closures implemented Monday are Sonora Pass on State Route 108, Moni...

Thanksgiving Storm May Bring Rain to Valley

Another storm system is heading toward the Valley, with forecasters predicting the possibility of showers just as the Thanksgiving holiday arrives. Weather.com says Fresno could see rain starting next Wednesday and continuing through the weekend. High tempe...