YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A 23-year-old woman who was reported missing when she failed to show up for her first day of work at a hotel in Yosemite National Park over the weekend was found Tuesday, park officials said.

Search crews located Jessica Rose Garcia around 1 p.m. as she was hiking off-trail in a rugged area in the southern portion of the park, said park spokesman Scott Gediman. Garcia appeared to be OK but was being taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation, Gediman said.

After being checked at the hospital, Garcia would be interviewed by park rangers to determine why she failed to report to work, Gediman said.

"We don't know why she went there," Gediman said. "That will be part of the interview by park rangers."

Garcia was hired by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite Inc. A search was mounted after she failed to show up for work at the Wawona Hotel and rangers checked her residence Sunday, Gediman said.

Initially, park officials had said rangers checked her residence Saturday.

The park's helicopter, rangers on horseback, 23 rangers on foot and six dog teams were used in the search.

Pot around Sonoma County

Three Sonoma County cannabis dispensaries will be open for adult-use sales on Jan. 1, 2018:

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
785 Gravenstein Hwy. S., Sebastopol

SPARC/Peace in Medicine
10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
6771 Sebastopol Ave. #100, Sebastopol

Mercy Wellness of Cotati
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
7950 Redwood Drive #8, Cotati

Pot around Sonoma County

Sebastopol: Adult-use and medical cannabis sales take place at the city’s two dispensaries. Manufacturing and other aspects of the business will be considered in 2018. Indoor cultivation for personal use is allowed.

Cotati: Allows adult-use and medical cannabis sales at its sole dispensary.

Santa Rosa: Medical marijuana businesses are allowed in the city. Santa Rosa will allow sales of adult-use cannabis on Jan. 19. Indoor cultivation for personal use is allowed.

Cloverdale: Up to two cannabis dispensaries are allowed in the city, although there are none currently. Manufacturing, distribution and cultivation business permit applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Petaluma: Allows cannabis delivery services and some cannabis manufacturing but has not allowed any dispensaries inside city limits.

Windsor: Dispensaries and other types of cannabis businesses as well as outdoor cultivation is banned in Windsor. Residents must get a town permit for personal-use cultivation, which is only allowed to occur indoors.

Sonoma city: Cannabis cultivation, indoor and outdoor, is banned but the rule will be reconsidered December 2018. Delivery businesses with headquarters outside the city must acquire a city permit to conduct deliveries in the city. Some personal cultivation is allowed but residents must comply with a variety of city requirements like security systems.

Sonoma County: Rules are in places for medical marijuana businesses and supervisors will consider rules for adult use in 2018.

Rohnert Park: Does not all manufacturing, distributing or selling marijuana within city limits.

Healdsburg: Prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries.


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