Sierra Foothills


Plane Catches Fire At Airport In Sierra Foothills

Two people are safe after the plane they were in caught fire at the Columbia Airport in the Sierra foothills.


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American Fire Grows To Nearly 5,000 Acres; 35% Contained

The American Fire continues to burn in the heavily forested areas of Tahoe National Forest and is sending plumes of smoke throughout Placer County.



American Fire Now 1,200 Acres, Covering Parts Of Sierra Foothills In Smoke

Thick, hazy smoke from the American Fire can be seen billowing above the hills in the Tahoe National Forest, eventually settling into nearby valleys. The remote location of the fire is making it hard for crews to access it from the ground.


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Scores Of Additional Homes Evacuated From Path Of Wildfire In Sierra Foothills

Scores of additional homes have been evacuated and hundreds more firefighters called in, as a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills shows no signs of abating, a state fire official said on Tuesday.


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Sacramento: A Health Care Hub Ideal For Aspiring Nurses

California’s capital city is a hub for innovative and state-of-the-art health care.


A blimb flies over the Arden Arcade area on the way to the Sierra foothills. Scientists on board are looking for signs of meteorites. (credit: Michelle Dias)

Scientists Take To The Air In Search Of Meteorites

A group of scientists took to the skies in a slow-moving airship Thursday in search of meteorites that rained over California’s gold country last month.


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Guide To Best Regional Barbera Wines

Known, as one of the Tuscan wines, the Barberas of the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley are created in landscapes reminiscent of Italian Piedmont region. Travel to these varied wineries for a taste of some of the best Barberas in California.


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Guide to El Dorado County Wines

From Apple Hill to Camino and Fair Play and Pleasant Valley, the vineyards benefit from the summer’s hot dry days that are cooled by the nighttime breezes sweeping off the Sierra Nevada.


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Guide to El Dorado County Wines

El Dorado County produces gold of a liquid variety in over 40 wineries.


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Guide to Calaveras County Wines

Striking it rich was what brought many to this region starting in the mid 19th century. 162 years later seekers of riches now know it is the fermented liquid of crushed grapes that puts Calaveras County on the map of exploration for wine lovers of all levels.



Investors Betting Millions On Sierra Gold Mine

A group of investors is betting millions the gold rush isn’t over in the sierra foothills. They’re spending more than $20 million to get the Sutter Gold Mine back up and running in Amador County.


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Rattlesnake Bites Man In Auburn Foothills

A father was bitten by a rattlesnake while walking with his kids, and officials are putting up warning signs to alert residents to the danger.