Recently, I attended a meeting for Lake Yosemite Sailing Association, a club I joined 23 years ago. LYSA manages the docks at Lake Yosemite, and members have been keeping track of water every day for the past month.
Now we know the Tuolumne Hotel with the stone inscription of “1873” was not erected in 1873 because the original structure was destroyed by the disastrous fire of 1877. So what caused the May 17, 1877, fire that wiped out nearly all of the south side of Main Street between M and Canal streets?
California’s Sierra Nevada range is 400 miles long and approximately 70 miles wide. Within those 28,000 square miles are many reasons to find a find a few acres (or more) and settle in. Why go on vacation when you already own a bit of paradise?
It is April 24 and I am driving my pickup on Cunningham Road, a few miles east of Planada on a breezy Sunday with clouds drifting over the Sierra Nevada mountains, clear skies overhead and fields and hills still green from spring rains.
Five Guys, a burger joint planned for the 2,100-square-foot space near G Street and East Yosemite Avenue, was originally slated to open by the end of 2015. Pete Salinas, a Five Guys shift manager who is helping open the restaurant, said he’s hopeful the restaurant will open May 9.
If you haven’t driven through the country lately, streams are gurgling and wildflowers are in bloom. Our foothills community calendars are bursting with springtime festivals and events you won’t want to miss.
In the afternoons and on weekends, people from all over trek to Fahrens Park in Merced, where they spend hours perfecting their backhands and sidearms, yearning to hear the rattling chain that indicates their disc made it in the basket.