San Francisco part of NorCal? What about Mammoth and Yosemite? We consider all debates as we look to define what exactly is Norther California. more

Feb 15, 2018 10:01 AM Blog

Harsh weather patterns and unpredictable elements can turn any winter adventure into a life-threatening situation more

Feb 13, 2018 11:16 AM Outdoors

While skiers and snowboarders dominate the NorCal Olympic landscape, there are also two figure skaters, a skeleton sledder and a bobsledder more

Feb 13, 2018 10:39 AM Sports

The estate’s 17 structures included large homes, small cottages, servants’ quarters and a yacht club more

Feb 13, 2018 8:18 AM Blog

USP Olympics: Snowboard-Womens Slopestyle Final

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The weather conditions were frigid at the 2018 Winter Olympics Women's Slopestyle Final. But the NorCal local weathered the storm and emerged as the undisputed Gold Medalist more

Feb 12, 2018 8:20 AM Sports

The container constricted the coyote's breathing, eyesight, hearing, sense of smell and had been infested with ticks and fleas more

Feb 12, 2018 5:34 AM Outdoors

We're not going to sit here and say that we need Lonely Planet and their bazillions of followers for validation of our great NorCal destinations. But it's certainly fun, right? more

Feb 6, 2018 6:29 AM Blog

Will the locals find the quiet and consistency they crave or will money win out in the end? more

Feb 6, 2018 1:33 AM Blog

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The incredible event has become so popular that Yosemite is creating a program to try to organize the thousands of visitors coming to the park for the event. more

Feb 5, 2018 6:08 PM Outdoors


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The temperatures this week won't be as hot as this past weekend, but they'll still be getting dangerously close to record temperatures more

Feb 5, 2018 4:07 AM Blog

Use #activenorcal for your photo to be featured! more

Feb 1, 2018 10:46 PM Blog

The study plans to use the tree’s life history to gather historic climate-related information for the surrounding area more

Feb 1, 2018 6:06 PM Outdoors

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Amanda Sweeney

Even though it's February, the sun will be shining on NorCal and temperatures are sure to be very warm. Go take advantage of the beautiful weather! more

Feb 1, 2018 4:56 AM Outdoors

For the first time in 152 years, a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse coincided on the same night more

Jan 31, 2018 7:59 PM Blog

Who's the most excited for the recent snow? The dogs of NorCal, who are spending this week playing in it more

Jan 26, 2018 11:14 AM Blog

The walks cover one to two miles of moderately strenuous terrain and they don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests near the Visitor Center more

Jan 26, 2018 10:16 AM Outdoors

After a brief and partial opening in late-December, along with some delays in January, the mountain finally has enough snow, both natural and manmade, to open the park more

Jan 26, 2018 4:00 AM Outdoors