Latest Tuolumne County, California Stories

2009-10-06 13:39:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Building Maintenance, the all-green janitorial division of Universal Services of America, is doing their part to protect the environment by sponsoring Yosemite National Park.

2009-09-18 12:15:00

A California-based travel Web site has picked Yosemite National Park's Glacier Point as the No 1 place for nighttime star gazing.

2008-10-15 15:30:00

Global warming is causing major shifts in the range of small mammals in Yosemite National Park.

2008-10-01 06:00:35

By Julia Scott SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area residents who get their water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in the Sierra will not be allotted any "new" water under a proposal to maximize water resources through 2018, although water rates will double in that time to pay for upgrades to the system, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission officials said Tuesday.

2008-09-24 13:49:00

Scientists have discovered a new species of lichen stuck to several historic icons in Yosemite.

2008-09-02 12:00:16

By Banks Albach In response to strong opposition from neighbors of Seminary Oaks Park, Menlo Park city staff are rethinking a long-standing plan to build a massive emergency reservoir under the open space.

2008-08-06 09:00:30

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A fire burning outside Yosemite National Park has destroyed 28 homes, seven more than previously thought, fire officials reported Tuesday as weather forecasts produced new wildfire worries.

2008-07-31 09:00:47

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of residents streamed back into their mountain homes Wednesday as firefighters announced they had made critical gains against a wildfire charging across the hillsides outside Yosemite National Park.

2008-07-30 09:00:45

By Garance Burke Associated Press YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Visitors trying to photograph Yosemite National Park's famed peaks on Tuesday instead took shots of flying ash blowing in from an out-of-control wildfire burning just 12 miles outside the park.

2008-07-30 00:00:25

MARIPOSA, Calif. _ Her little brown cabin in the woods was gone, reduced to ash and rubble by a wave of flames, but Mary Briggs had no time to be consoled. Her mind was elsewhere. Down the road, in another part of the woods near Mariposa, Briggs was needed at the care where she worked.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.