Yosemite National Park day-use entry passes are now on sale for arrivals between May 21 and June 30. The popular park in California started selling the $2 reservations, needed in addition to normal park entrance fees, at 8 a.m. Wednesday via recreation.gov. Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said late Wednesday morning […]

Navigating the world of campsite reservations in California. (Micah Fluellen / Los Angeles Times; Getty Images) Kristen Tate camps a lot. The freelance book editor from San Francisco takes car camping trips for two weeks every summer, during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and often on weekends. She knows it’s […]

Kristen Tate camps a lot. The freelance book editor from San Francisco takes car camping trips for two weeks every summer, during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and often on weekends. She knows it’s tricky to make reservations for campgrounds in California, especially when you’re looking for popular sites during […]

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With about three weeks to go before Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park reopen, the Anaheim resort announced ticket sales will begin Monday for those who are holding unused tickets and sales for all other California residents will launch April 15. The two Disneyland Resort theme parks, which have been […]

With about three weeks to go before Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park reopen, the Anaheim resort announced that ticket sales will begin Monday for those who are holding unused tickets and sales for all other California residents will launch April 15. The two Disneyland Resort theme parks, which have […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom received his “one and done” Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine Thursday, as people 50 and older became eligible for the coveted inoculations in the most populous state in the country. The Democratic governor chose a public stage to receive his shot — […]

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The instrumental sound of The Little Mermaid‘s “Part of Your World” plays over a loudspeaker. The smell of churros and popcorn wafts in the air. A family is taking photos next to the bronze Storyteller’s statue of the 1920s era Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. What You […]

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, March 19, and I’m writing from Los Angeles. Newsletter The stories shaping California Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. Enter email address Sign Me Up You may occasionally receive promotional content […]

By Tim Henry The State of California has suggested a 250% increase in vessel registration fees in its 2021-22 budget. This would represent an increase in fees from $20 every other year to $70, and would take effect on July 1. The fee hike is currently under debate in Sacramento, […]

Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images Two new studies suggest that a Covid-19 variant first discovered in California has been spreading rapidly through the state. The findings come as the US ramps up its efforts to track and catalogue various forms of the mutating virus, and raise fresh questions about the […]

FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom takes questions from the media during a visit to a mobile vaccination site at Ramona Gardens Recreation Center in Los Angeles. Newsom signed a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, that will give […]

About a year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of theme parks statewide, Disney California Adventure park plans to reopen starting March 18 at limited capacity, welcoming visitors who buy tickets to stroll through the park and purchase food, drinks and merchandise. Months ago, Disney reopened its park-adjacent Downtown […]

California workers could get two more weeks of paid sick leave to care for themselves or their loved ones affected by COVID-19, under a proposal introduced by Democratic legislators this week. If passed, the package would restore a temporary benefit that expired at the end of last year and let […]