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'Light painting' creates surreal photo effects of night sky
Night nature photography isn’t a hobby for those averse to long hours standing in the cold and the dark, but the results can be surreal using a technique known as 'light painting.'
Holiday runs, mushroom hunting, beautiful hikes in Sonoma County
Baby, it’s cold outside. But it’s beautiful if you can bundle up and take advantage of these events that bring out the best of the season.
Native Gray pine can thrive in both Sierra and Mojave conditions
The Gray pine, also known as the ghost pine, appears to float on hillsides. The cones are an important food source for wildlife.
Gearhead: SwissCard Classic is a Swiss Army Knife for your wallet
Imagine carrying in your wallet a pocket knife scaled down to the size and shape of a credit card. That’s what you get with the SwissCard Classic by Victorinox, makers of the Swiss Army Knife.
New planetarium show sheds light on starry skies
Need a thoughtful break from the stress of the holiday hustle? A new show at the SRJC Planetarium is the perfect place to gaze at the heavens and reflect.
Gearhead: Merino wool makes a great base layer
When temperatures drop, the right under layer is as important as the outer layer.
Going to Yosemite this winter? Here's what you need to know
Winter is a great time to enjoy the park's scenery without summer's crowds.
Outdoors events: Sunrise hikes and winter day camps
A girls run, a fire talk, and how to take better pictures of waterfowl — all in a week’s outdoor events listings.
Gearhead: Thule’s kids trailer makes for multisport fun
Adapting to trails, sidewalks and snow, the Thule Cheetah XT trailer is a kid transport for all seasons.
Local parks renewal and regrowth, in real-time, right now
Nearly every native tree, bush and grassland affected by the Tubs and Nuns Fires has a strategy for returning, which visitors can see sprouting in many places now.
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