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Bay Area senators want to spend $5 billion on housing, homelessness

Bay Area senators want to spend $5 billion on housing, homelessness



2018-05-17T01:05:37+0000

But now they have to persuade Gov. Jerry Brown to go along with the increased spending, something he’s shown little inclination to do.

A group of state senators wants to spend $5 billion over the next four years on a range of programs to provide more affordable housing and deal with California's growing homelessness problem. But now they have to persuade Gov. Jerry Brown to go along with the increased spending, s...



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UPDATE: Rangers are following up with hikers who reported last seeing Mr. McGuire north of the parks and in good condition on Friday, 5/25. The search is considered active and ongoing until we are able to confirm and contact Mr. McGuire directly and determine he needs no assistance. Thank you all for looking out for Mr. McGuire!

Rangers are seeking information to aid in the search for a missing hiker, Stephen McGuire.

If you have any information, or if you have hiked between Mount Whitney and Reds Meadow since Thursday, May 10th, whether or not you think you saw Mr. McGuire, please call the tipline at 888-653-0009. ...

UPDATE: Rangers are following up with hikers who reported last seeing Mr. McGuire north of the parks and in good condition on Friday, 5/25. The search is considered active and ongoing until we are able to confirm and contact Mr. McGuire directly and determine he needs no assistance. Thank you all for looking out for Mr. McGuire!

Rangers are seeking information to aid in the search for a missing hiker, Stephen McGuire. 
 
If you have any information, or if you have hiked between Mount Whitney and Reds Meadow since Thursday, May 10th, whether or not you think you saw Mr. McGuire, please call the tipline at 888-653-0009.

 

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Prayers for Stephen McGuire to return home to his loved ones very soon.

Travis hey bud, not sure if you may have seen this man, be in the lookout bud. Safest of travels to you.

Shared . Praying 🙏🏻

Never should hike alone . 🙏🏻

Keep looking

He was journaling daily on Trail Journals.com but his last post was May 8 at Walker Pass.

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Hope he is safe!!

5 days with no food. please find him.

Prayers!!😇Hopefully a snow bridge did not collapse like it did for Ranger Randy Morgenson. Be careful out there! I read the book The Last Season by Eric Blehm.
www.ericblehm.com/books/the-last-season

Hope he is found ok. You know!?? Thinking out loud here. But We never had missing hikers or hikers who died before this Permit date system thing started. Is it really worth people's lives? Its mis-leading people in way too early to be going through the Sierra. O

Hope he is found soon.

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News from the PCT page! A hiker reports seeing him on the 25th 25mi out from Reds Meadow well supplied & in good spirits. Perhaps his resupply plans changed on the fly. Hope the report is accurate and we see him in mammoth here shortly.

Prayers

Mark Ingersoll!!

Why do they hike alone?

Prayer for you Mr. McClure

Jolene Woehrle

Hope he's found soon

There is a photo of him with several other PCT hikers on Carson Pass Information Station’s FB page, taken yesterday. So, I’d say the chances he is not lost are pretty good.

My cousin who is also hiking the PCT was with him on 5/22. See his blog post www.postholer.com/journal/Pacific-Crest-Trail/2018/mgundry/2018-05-22/Day-51-Mather-Pass-/61830

Areli Nuñez

Prayers he is found safe

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Here's a little more rip current safety info. Some beaches are reporting waves up to 5 feet this morning, and rip currents are possible in many places. Learn how to spot a rip so you can avoid them! However, if you do get caught it's important to know how to get out of it. It's always good to swim at a beach with lifeguards, if you're not confident about your ability to spot and escape rip currents!
I have personally been caught in a rip next to a jetty - it's surprising how fast they move you! Swimming parallel to the beach works.
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Heres a little more rip current safety info. Some beaches are reporting waves up to 5 feet this morning, and rip currents are possible in many places. Learn how to spot a rip so you can avoid them! However, if you do get caught its important to know how to get out of it. Its always good to swim at a beach with lifeguards, if youre not confident about your ability to spot and escape rip currents!  
I have personally been caught in a rip next to a jetty - its surprising how fast they move you! Swimming parallel to the beach works.

 

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Grasshopper, learn how to spot a rip, then you will catch fish.

What would you do if you saw a change in our alpine lakes? Have you noticed a change in the lakes you love to visit?

We are seeing new things happening in some of our alpine lakes, and researchers are trying to find out why we have changes in these pristine environments. Algae blooms are being noticed for the first time, and because these lakes are so remote we are looking for how this could be happening. Changes in alpine lake ecosystems can have large ramifications for the other plant and animal communities surrounding them. To find out more, see the comments below.
#WATRmonitor
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What would you do if you saw a change in our alpine lakes? Have you noticed a change in the lakes you love to visit?

We are seeing new things happening in some of our alpine lakes, and researchers are trying to find out why we have changes in these pristine environments. Algae blooms are being noticed for the first time, and because these lakes are so remote we are looking for how this could be happening. Changes in alpine lake ecosystems can have large ramifications for the other plant and animal communities surrounding them.  To find out more, see the comments below.
#WATRmonitor
Photo Credit: Kerry Scott

 

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If you were to see a change in an alpine lake we would love to hear about it directly from you. We are seeing algal blooms occurring in our alpine lakes for the first time, and we know about them because of casual observations made in the past few years by hikers and by park staff. There is now a large-scale research study happening studying algal blooms in alpine lakes in our park, and your observations are wanted! Download the WATR2016 app from your app store on any smart device equipped with a camera, then take photos of the alpine lakes you visit and upload them into the app. For more detailed instructions, check out the app in any app store. Help out in this community science effort and help make a difference for our crown jewels of our National Parks, our alpine lakes!

Could start with chemical trails.

Has there been a corresponding rise in the temperature of these lakes?

Climate change? Isn't that why there is more algae blooms in the oceans?

People using soap to wash and washing clothing directly in streams and lakes is likely one culprit. We wear chemical sunscreen and insect repellent products while in the backcountry. Those things end up in the lakes. If the forest service were to study the behavior of PCT/JMT hikers this would make a lot of sense. Each year thousands of people head out on the trails. Many of them unfamiliar with LNT principles and blind to the impact they have on the ecosystems they are enjoying.

Interesting as are some of the comments. My question: Why should you expect the lakes to remain the same? The fact is, even when the public are whipped into hysteria claiming to do the right thing (I.e.- planting trees in our forests in the 1950' & 1960s), they will screw it up with untested, idealistic, guessing management that implements a simple strategy incorrectly as they did mismanaging stand density. LNT is the ideal for most and if people visit the Parks, they should appreciate them and help keep them clean. Others should stay out of the Parks or fired from the Park Service.

I have a question directly relating to Mr. Robert T.Heydenfeldt's comment. Change is inevitable. Have you done any research by way of core samples or other methods to determine the long term cycles of the alpine lakes in question? When I visited the USACE permafrost research tunnel, you can see numerous natural changes in the same area occurring over many thousands of years, as well as just a few hundred. I think understanding first, if there is a problem, would be the foundational requirement for assessing if there was a problem. Searching for the "why" of the change might be conducted very differently when presupposing a forethought conclusion.

Which lake is that?

I would recognize that climate change is stressing these environments. I live in the Central Valley below the Sierra, and it’s hard to miss the changes that have been happening for a long time.

Folks going to the beach this weekend, be alert for rip currents - L.A. County Lifeguards have reported moderate to strong rip currents on some area beaches this afternoon. If you are not a strong swimmer, it's a good idea to swim at a beach with lifeguards. Keep this Memorial Day Weekend a safe one! ...

Folks going to the beach this weekend, be alert for rip currents - L.A. County Lifeguards have reported moderate to strong rip currents on some area beaches this afternoon. If you are not a strong swimmer, its a good idea to swim at a beach with lifeguards. Keep this Memorial Day Weekend a safe one!

Are you enjoying a family camping trip this holiday weekend? Help keep bears wild by storing all food and scented items in designated storage boxes. Also, please dispose of trash in bear-resistant cans and dumpsters.

For more information and current conditions please visit www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm ...

Are you enjoying a family camping trip this holiday weekend? Help keep bears wild by storing all food and scented items in designated storage boxes. Also, please dispose of trash in bear-resistant cans and dumpsters.

For more information and current conditions please visit https://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm

 

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Lisa Lions wth lol

Caro Bueno

That's what happens when you don't store your pik-a-nik basket correctly !! Seriously for the safety of the bear and your belongings, secure your food, etc in a bear proof container..✌🌲

That guy is big!

Chance of finding a campsite tomorrow in the canyon?

#derp

See you soon.

Smarter than the average bear.

Maria Victoria

BEAR SHOPPING!

Will do! And we have our bear spray handy.

Sunday Ixquier ya salieron los osos de su invernacion

Been there. Bear getting in our car, hey we didn't know, got there late, 1st time......

I love Bears!!

That pick looks like the 80s. Truck evin has L60 bias plys on it lol

Sequoia is infested with bears. They are literally everywhere.

Markus Hölzl

Oh my...this takes me back nearly fifty years...my husband and I took a camping trip to Colorado and Wyoming in our Nissan Datsun truck, with a homemade wooden camper on the bed, that friends loaned us. It was a foot longer than the truck, and had windows in both sides and on the flap on the end. All of our food was stored in ice chests, along with dishes, pots and pans and our clothing, underneath our bed that was laid across boards spaced across the bed of the truck... the first night we were in Yellowstone National Park, camped along with other campers in tents and campers. We had just crawled into bed and pulled the quilts over us, when we heard snorting and snuffling at the foot of the bed. Remember, the camper was a foot longer than our truck, so there was that opening there. I raised my head to see what it was and looked right at a bear with his head inside, sniffing. We saw a lady in the camper next to us run out and pull her canopy down and bring chairs, etc. inside. On the other side, we saw a man haul all his children that were in tents, inside his camper. In the meantime, my husband and I just remained quiet, thinking whether or not throwing the quilts over the bear would save us, if he decided to climb up inside with us. He was as wide as the camper... after awhile, he climbed down, the man who got his kids inside shooed him off with a shovel, but not until after the bear stood up and roared at him, then shuffled off into the woods. We had a movie view through those big windows and watched the bear fool around, stand up and look around and toss a cooler around until he got it open and ate eggs someone had in it. The bear was wide enough that when he stood up at the end of a table, you couldn’t see the table. After getting back home a couple weeks later, we saw on the news that a grizzly was in the same area we were, and tried to get a young couple in a camper trailer, tearing up the door and outside walls, before rangers took care of it by either killing it or putting it to sleep, I can’t remember... we figure it was the same bear that had his head up in our truck sniffing around..

Mark Peoples

Vanessa ! 😉

Patrick Smulpaap 😱

Cara Pearson-Pratho read the comments!

Oh my...

Went camping several years ago at Yellowstone. They did not have enough camping boxes in the area we were in . They told us to keep our stuff in our truck.

Stewart Hanna check this out

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Gusty west to north winds will affect portions of Southwest California this evening, and through early Sunday morning. Use caution driving in areas of gusty cross winds! The includes Highway 101 along the South Coast and Central Coast, and Highways 14 and 138 in the Antelope Valley. ...

Gusty west to north winds will affect portions of Southwest California this evening, and through early Sunday morning. Use caution driving in areas of gusty cross winds! The includes Highway 101 along the South Coast and Central Coast, and Highways 14 and 138 in the Antelope Valley.

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

What does it take to rescue somebody from cold, swift, and dangerous water? Park staff spent three days training in swiftwater rescue procedures in Kings Canyon last week!

Remember, use caution around rivers - even if you don't intend to swim! Many river emergencies happen when visitors accidentally fall in to the water.

Thanks to Sierra Rescue for the training and the photos! ...

 

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Why isn't kayaking allowed on the south fork of the kings river within the park?

I grew up camping in Kiings Canyoun Ntl Park. The Kings River is melted snow. It is so extremely cold and swift moving. A body will go numb quickly and can be swept awa.

Where are these pictures taken?... exactly

Some spate there Bill Ginn 😊

When I took this training in Cedar Grove in 2009 that water was horribly cold and I used a 3/2mm surfing wetsuit. I had rhinitis the whole time. The only time it stopped was when I got back in the water. When I got out though, my nose just ran and ran and ran with sinus headache and sneezing, but I did not catch a cold or get sick in any other way, fortunately. I was nearly the oldest student in the group at 58.

Great pictures, thanks!

My Sister fell in the Kings River when she was quite small and Mom who didn't swim and didn't like being in the water jumped in up to her chest and grabbed her and brought her to safety. Many years ago.

Andrew Palladino

Victoria

Love this place!

We just got back on Wednesday. We love this place ❤️❤️. Been coming here every year.

The Killer Kern claimed 14 lives last year. 🙁

Beautiful, and frighening to think how cold, and fast the water is. Your staff is da bomb! Have a great, safe season! Looks beautiful! 😍

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This message has been brought to you by NOAA’s National Weather Service, and the National Safe Boating Council. Southern California is not immune to tropical storms and hurricanes. In October 1858, a category 1 hurricane struck San Diego County. Damage was reported from San Diego north to the San Joaquin Valley and from Point Mugu to Needles. This storm caught many vessels in the Southern California Bight by surprise. Later in September 1939, a tropical storm struck southern Los Angeles County causing inflation adjusted damages near 2 million dollars. This storm also caught many vessels in the Southern California Bight by surprise.

Boaters: Be prepared for hurricane season. Don't wait until a hurricane warning to secure your boat. By the time a hurricane warning is issued, it's too late to be working on a dock safely. Listen to weather forecasts and plan ahead. Haul out your boat or add additional lines during a hurricane or tropical storm watch, which is issued before a warning, 48-hours before the anticipated onset of storm winds. ...

This message has been brought to you by NOAA’s National Weather Service, and the National Safe Boating Council. Southern California is not immune to tropical storms and hurricanes. In October 1858, a category 1 hurricane struck San Diego County. Damage was reported from San Diego north to the San Joaquin Valley and from Point Mugu to Needles. This storm caught many vessels in the Southern California Bight by surprise. Later in September 1939, a tropical storm struck southern Los Angeles County causing inflation adjusted damages near 2 million dollars. This storm also caught many vessels in the Southern California Bight by surprise.

Boaters: Be prepared for hurricane season. Dont wait until a hurricane warning to secure your boat. By the time a hurricane warning is issued, its too late to be working on a dock safely. Listen to weather forecasts and plan ahead. Haul out your boat or add additional lines during a hurricane or tropical storm watch, which is issued before a warning, 48-hours before the anticipated onset of storm winds.

Thunderstorms can be a mariner's worst nightmare. They can develop quickly and create dangerous wind and wave conditions. Thunderstorms can bring shifting and gusty winds, dangerous lightning, waterspouts, and torrential downpours which can turn a day's pleasure into a nightmare of distress. There are no specific warnings or advisories for lightning but all thunderstorms produce lightning. A lightning strike to a vessel can be catastrophic, especially if it results in a fire or loss of electronics. If your boat has a cabin, then stay inside and avoid touching metal or electrical devices. If your boat doesn't have a cabin, stay as low as you can in the boat. Boaters should use extra caution when thunderstorm conditions exist and have a plan of escape. Mariners are especially vulnerable as at times they may be unable to reach port quickly. It is therefore strongly recommended you do not venture out if thunderstorms are a possibility. If you do venture out and recognize thunderstorms nearby, head to port or safe shelter as quickly as possible. Ultimately, boating safety begins ashore with planning and training. Keep in mind that thunderstorms are usually brief so waiting it out is better than riding it out. This message was brought to you by the National Weather Service and the National Safe Boating Council. Visit the National Weather Service on the web at www.weather.gov and the National Safe Boating Council at www.safeboatingcouncil.org ...

Thunderstorms can be a mariners worst nightmare. They can develop quickly and create dangerous wind and wave conditions. Thunderstorms can bring shifting and gusty winds, dangerous lightning, waterspouts, and torrential downpours which can turn a days pleasure into a nightmare of distress. There are no specific warnings or advisories for lightning but all thunderstorms produce lightning. A lightning strike to a vessel can be catastrophic, especially if it results in a fire or loss of electronics. If your boat has a cabin, then stay inside and avoid touching metal or electrical devices. If your boat doesnt have a cabin, stay as low as you can in the boat. Boaters should use extra caution when thunderstorm conditions exist and have a plan of escape. Mariners are especially vulnerable as at times they may be unable to reach port quickly. It is therefore strongly recommended you do not venture out if thunderstorms are a possibility. If you do venture out and recognize thunderstorms nearby, head to port or safe shelter as quickly as possible. Ultimately, boating safety begins ashore with planning and training. Keep in mind that thunderstorms are usually brief so waiting it out is better than riding it out. This message was brought to you by the National Weather Service and the National Safe Boating Council. Visit the National Weather Service on the web at www.weather.gov and the National Safe Boating Council at www.safeboatingcouncil.org

 

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Do you get that many out there?

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