Whiskeytown Lake from Visitor's Center

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Find out how Whiskeytown may have gotten its name, and learn a little more about the area's history... more

Nov 15, 2017 8:11 AM History


Jason M. Abraham

It's that time of the year to start dusting off your ski and snowboard equipment and start looking forward to another epic winter on the mountain more

Nov 13, 2017 9:10 AM Blog

A D.C. socialite, the Gold Rush, shipping lines, San Francisco, Crescent City and Battery Point Lighthouse intertwine in history to reveal something about our NorCal origins. more

Nov 13, 2017 6:30 AM History

There is no better way to explore the Shasta region then through the lens of a dog more

Nov 12, 2017 6:54 AM Blog

The dogs use their speed, agility and sense of smell to find and rescue people buried in snow faster than any team of humans more

Nov 11, 2017 11:57 AM Blog

A lot of people have confidence on their skis in the confines of a ski resort, but it takes true guts to take that confidence and huck it over a road 30 feet below you more

Nov 11, 2017 6:38 AM Outdoors

With the recent precipitation we have seen in NorCal, it has been a mental process of quickly putting the summer behind us and look forward to winter activities more

Nov 10, 2017 1:23 PM Outdoors

For frequenters of northbound I-5 in NorCal, imposing Black Butte is nearly as iconic as its next-door-neighbor Mt. Shasta. more

Nov 10, 2017 12:12 PM Outdoors



Names almost always make for a good story, and Hat Creek is no exception. more

Nov 10, 2017 8:44 AM History 7 Comments

Standing in the field of exposed obsidian feeling both completely exposed and completely hidden is a strange and wondrous feeling more

Nov 5, 2017 1:25 PM Outdoors

Defending myself against unseen monstrosities had not been part of my plan for backpacking into northern California’s Caribou Wilderness more

Nov 5, 2017 8:00 AM Outdoors

You may not have ever heard of Rush Sturges, but we're willing to guess that you've seen one of his videos more

Nov 4, 2017 11:47 AM Sports

One resort has already opened, with more opening in the coming weeks more

Nov 3, 2017 2:32 PM Blog

Watch Jonny Moseley and a group of skiing buddies take to the slopes of Squaw Valley Resort at night while dressed in neon-lighted snow-suits more

Nov 3, 2017 10:27 AM Blog

The accident still ranks as the largest hazardous chemical spill in California history more

Nov 3, 2017 8:39 AM History

This preserve is a great place to bring a family more

Oct 26, 2017 3:09 PM Blog


Laura A. Oda The Oakland Tribune

The cost to repair the dam has nearly doubled to $500 million, with a finish date of November 1st more

Oct 26, 2017 12:21 PM Blog