Yosemite National Park

PG&E PSPS Update: Essentially All Customers Who Can Receive Electric Service Are Now Restored

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 3:37am

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has restored power to essentially all customers who can receive service that were impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that started Wednesday evening (Oct. 14).

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  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has restored power to essentially all customers who can receive service that were impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that started Wednesday evening (Oct. 14).
  • The Northern Sierra Nevada foothills;
    The mid and higher elevations in the Sierra generally north of Yosemite;
    The North Bay mountains near Mt.
  • The majority of the remaining 31,000 customers affected by this PSPS event were restored by early Friday evening.
  • PG&Es goal is to restore electric service to essentially all customers affected by the PSPS who can receive power within 12 daylight hours of the weather all clear for each affected area.

John Muir Land Trust and The National Park Service Announce Webcast on October 17, 2020 to Celebrate Expansion of John Muir National Historic Site and Opening of Almond Ranch

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:37pm

This event marks a huge milestone for John Muir Land Trust, and celebrates the wonderful support we receive from so many generous people across the Bay Area, said Eukel.

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  • This event marks a huge milestone for John Muir Land Trust, and celebrates the wonderful support we receive from so many generous people across the Bay Area, said Eukel.
  • JMLT purchased West Hills Farm in 2018 and is conveying the property to the John Muir National Historic Site that is the location of John Muirs home.
  • Let me congratulate John Muir Land Trust and the National Park Service, said California Senator Dianne Feinstein.
  • Almond Ranch is a 281-acre property that connects the John Muir National Historic Site to an expansive trail system and 18,000 acres of permanently protected open space.

OPIM partners with Daniel Jim and the Pharus Group to launch a new advisory platform focusing on Asian strategies

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 3:14pm

We've actually been working with Daniel for years now, so this is in fact formalizing the relationship and intensifying our focus.

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  • We've actually been working with Daniel for years now, so this is in fact formalizing the relationship and intensifying our focus.
  • The platform is scheduled to be launched in Q4 2020 alongside with a shortlist of Asian managers who will be showcased for their outperformances and unique strategies.
  • OPIM partners with emerging managers to develop innovative strategies for institutional and professional investors.
  • This document may not be published, circulated, reproduced or distributed without the prior written consent of OPIM.

California's Yosemite Pines Resort Now Open to Serve Vacation Travelers

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 1:38pm

Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging is open and ready to welcome guests to their Resort, just 22 miles from the western gate of YNP.

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  • Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging is open and ready to welcome guests to their Resort, just 22 miles from the western gate of YNP.
  • can be found on our website at https://tinyurl.com/y9j9ultb where a comprehensive Yosemite Pines Activity Guide (pdf) for the Resort and surrounding area can be downloaded.
  • Yosemite Pines Resort is implementing COVID19 policies to keep guests safe and until further notice, some of their amenities/activities are required to be limited or unavailable.
  • We encourage people to check on YNP pass availability and then make reservations on our website," states the Resort Manager.

National Geographic Celebrates Three-year Anniversary of Alex Honnold’s Historic Ascent of El Capitan With a “Jared Leto Cinema Club” Virtual Viewing Party of FREE SOLO on Wednesday, June 3, at NOON PT

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:42pm

Leto will be live-tweeting while watching the stunning and vertigo-inducing FREE SOLO along with Honnold and director, producer and cinematographer Jimmy Chin.

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  • Leto will be live-tweeting while watching the stunning and vertigo-inducing FREE SOLO along with Honnold and director, producer and cinematographer Jimmy Chin.
  • Where to watch: FREE SOLO will broadcast on National Geographic on Wednesday, June 3, at noon PT/ET.
  • Im excited to celebrate the three-year anniversary of Alex Honnolds epic climb on Jared Leto Cinema Club.
  • National Geographic Documentary Films is a division of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society.

Global cannabis culture leader, COOKIES, opens Berner's Merced, increasing access to their world-famous genetics

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 5:00pm

Officially opening on May 15, 2020, this special location marks the ninth store opening for Cookies since 2018.

Key Points: 
  • Officially opening on May 15, 2020, this special location marks the ninth store opening for Cookies since 2018.
  • Beyond the lineup of exclusive genetics, Berner's Merced will offer delivery service to Merced as well as the neighboring communities that line the gateway to Yosemite including Fresno, California.
  • Paying homage to the newly formed downtown Arts District, Berner's Merced will feature a custom created mural that spans the entire side exterior of the building.
  • No other company better represents the intersection of culture and cannabis than Cookies.

Great Vacations Reviews the Best National Parks For Your Next Vacation

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 5:26pm

Guests can explore the unbelievable beauty of the park's waterfalls, vast valleys, massive meadows, beautifully ancient sequoias, widespread empty wilderness, and much more to their hearts content.

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  • Guests can explore the unbelievable beauty of the park's waterfalls, vast valleys, massive meadows, beautifully ancient sequoias, widespread empty wilderness, and much more to their hearts content.
  • Or take the day to poke around the local Yosemite Museum, the Yosemite Valley Theater, shops, restaurants, and other great spots.
  • Great Vacations is an innovative, license only travel savings platform designed entirely to connect travelers with thousands of top quality vacation discounts on all the best lodging transportation, entertainment, vacation packages, and more worldwide.
  • Best of all, for every vacation taken, Great Vacations members earn exceptional "vacation currency" redeemable for exclusive discounts and rewards making even greater vacations attainable for all.

Great Vacations Reviews the Best National Parks For Your Next Vacation

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:11am

Guests can explore the unbelievable beauty of the park's waterfalls, vast valleys, massive meadows, beautifully ancient sequoias, widespread empty wilderness, and much more to their hearts content.

Key Points: 
  • Guests can explore the unbelievable beauty of the park's waterfalls, vast valleys, massive meadows, beautifully ancient sequoias, widespread empty wilderness, and much more to their hearts content.
  • Or take the day to poke around the local Yosemite Museum, the Yosemite Valley Theater, shops, restaurants, and other great spots.
  • Great Vacations is an innovative, license only travel savings platform designed entirely to connect travelers with thousands of top quality vacation discounts on all the best lodging transportation, entertainment, vacation packages, and more worldwide.
  • Best of all, for every vacation taken, Great Vacations members earn exceptional "vacation currency" redeemable for exclusive discounts and rewards making even greater vacations attainable for all.

Almond Ranch Is Saved!

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

John Muir Land Trust (JMLT, jmlt.org) announces that it has raised the $4 million needed to acquire Almond Ranch and permanently preserve these 281 acres as public open space.

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  • John Muir Land Trust (JMLT, jmlt.org) announces that it has raised the $4 million needed to acquire Almond Ranch and permanently preserve these 281 acres as public open space.
  • A pristine property along the Franklin Ridge south of downtown Martinez, Almond Ranch has been a top priority of conservationists for decades for protecting wildlife habitat and providing passive recreation.
  • Almond Ranch exemplifies the very special places we choose to protect, and John Muir Land Trust is precisely the sort of trusted partner we select.
  • Protecting Almond Ranch is a win for everyone in California, added Eukel.

Value of Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley Restoration Could Reach $100 Billion or More

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Factoring in passive use, including option values, bequest values and existence values, the report, "Valuing Hetch Hetchy Valley: Economic Benefits of Restoration in Yosemite National Park" finds the value of restoration could reach $100 billion dollars for Americans alone.

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  • Factoring in passive use, including option values, bequest values and existence values, the report, "Valuing Hetch Hetchy Valley: Economic Benefits of Restoration in Yosemite National Park" finds the value of restoration could reach $100 billion dollars for Americans alone.
  • Hetch Hetchy was once a resplendent glacier carved valley, with towering cliffs and waterfalls cascading onto a serene valley floor.
  • A downloadable copy of 'Valuing Hetch Hetchy Valley: Economic Benefits of Restoration in Yosemite National Park," is available at http://www.hetchhetchy.org/reports .
  • ABOUT RESTORE HETCH HETCHY: The mission of Restore Hetch Hetchy is to return the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park to its natural splendor while continuing to meet the water and power needs of all communities that depend on the Tuolumne River.