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Western US hit with blast of winter weather

...remake of that Alfred Hitchcock movie 'The Birds.'"Thunderstorms brought hail to parts of Northern California and Sierra Nevada foothills. Rain and strong wind hit the San Francisco Bay Area.Four kayakers and a dog were rescued after being...
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Wildfire devastates mountain town

...The fire and another in the Gold Rush country of the Sierra Nevada foothills, about 120 miles to the southeast, are the...California's largest wildfire marched away from the Sierra Nevada's Giant Sequoia trees, some of which are 3,000...
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California wildfires wipe out more than 180 homes

...outbuildings and turned the grassy, tree-studded Sierra Nevada foothills an eerie white.Fire officials had earlier...feet tall. There are dozens of Sequoia groves in the Sierra Nevada, and some trees are 3,000 years old.___Rodriguez...
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Multi-degree earning student returns to Juneau, helps families

...University of Nevada, Reno; a masters of environmental law from Vermont Law School; and a teaching credential from Sierra Nevada College.In the past, Gard has worked as a professional landscape photographer, an art and English teacher for elementary...
Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfire

...proportions. One of the largest wildfires in California history was a 2013 blaze that took out 400 square miles of Sierra Nevada wilderness.___Daley reported from Middletown, Calif. Associated Press writers Sudhin Thanawala and Olga Rodriguez...
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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

...San Francisco has stronger water rights than many other cities because in 1902, Mayor James Phelan hiked up the Sierra Nevada and tacked a water claim to an oak tree along the bank of the Tuolumne River. Gov. Jerry Brown calls the system...
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Pure Sole: Unbreakable

...whole heartedly by athletes wearing shoe brands from A to Z.The Western States course on the trails of California's Sierra Nevada climbs 18,000 feet from the start at the base of the Squaw Valley ski resort and then, roughly, hopefully, after...
A professor, wearer of fancy hats, food bank creator and advocate honored

...tuberculosis.At 15, she moved with her mother to California and bounced back and forth between San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada foothills until she was 40, "trying to put the mountains and the ocean together where they belong," she said...
Lindh scholarship looking for youth with spirit

...she also won her first World Cup victory, the 100th win by an American racer.At the 1996 World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, Lindh won a bronze medal in downhill and fifth in Super G, and at the 1997 World Championships in Sestriere...
LeRoy H. Coon

...became a Boy Scout leader for his son's troop going on countless camping and mountain climbing adventures in the Sierra Nevada's and enjoyed close ties with his fellow scout leaders for the rest of his life. The pinnacle of his mountain climbing...


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