Topic: Sierra Foothills
Two robbers wearing hoods and armed with pickaxes stole precious gems and gold at the California Mining and Minerals Museum in Mariposa. But the thieves didn't get the14-pound giant gold Fricot Nugget.
Meteorite hunter finds pieces of a mini-bus sized meteor that lit up in the skies above California and Nevada this week. More pieces of the meteor are expected to be found as hunters scour the area.
Authorities said that the worst was likely over as growing flurries and falling temperatures stoked hopes that the remaining showers of ember and ash would die down.
11/19/2011 10:03 am
Reno fire: a fire that has forced 9,500 people from their homes and closed 90 schools has expanded from 400 acres to over 2,000 acres.
11/18/2011 11:28 pm
First responders are busy but not overwhelmed by rain storms that have lashed California for five days. Preparedness efforts include ways to channel mudslides, should they strike roads or homes.
12/21/2010 06:01 pm
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