Updated 9:46 pm CST, Saturday, February 9, 2019 In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo, the view from the North Ridge Trail on Mount Diablo looks southwest, in Mount Diablo State Park, Calif. Authorities say a body has been found in the wreckage of a plane they believed crashed Friday night, Feb. 8, 2019, two miles southwest of the peak of Mount Diablo in Northern California. (Tom Stienstra/San Francisco Chronicle via AP) less In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo, the view from the North Ridge Trail on Mount Diablo looks southwest, in Mount Diablo State Park, Calif. Authorities say a body has been found in the wreckage of a plane they ... more Photo: Tom Stienstra, AP Photo: Tom Stienstra, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo, the view from the North Ridge Trail … [Read more...] about Body found at plane wreckage near California mountain peak
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By Nico Savidge | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: February 9, 2019 at 5:05 pm | UPDATED: February 9, 2019 at 7:17 pm MOUNT DIABLO — A small plane crashed into a hillside in Mount Diablo State Park overnight Friday, killing the pilot, authorities said. The pilot is believed to have been the only person aboard the single-engine Mooney M20 that crashed 2 miles southwest of the Mount Diablo summit, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The crash happened “at an unknown time Friday night,” Gregor said, and the plane caught fire after it crashed. A spokeswoman for California State Parks said one person was killed and no other injuries were reported in the crash. The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District was called to Mount Diablo State Park at 2:41 p.m. Saturday for a report of a plane crash, but a dispatcher said the call was canceled when crews were on the way to the scene. #MtDiablo – Authorities are … [Read more...] about One killed in Mount Diablo plane crash
By Kaitlyn Bartley | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 23, 2019 at 2:41 pm | UPDATED: January 24, 2019 at 4:54 am Notice anything different about the sky this week? It’s been blue from Hayward to Half Moon Bay and Morgan Hill to Moraga. After months of being choked first by wildfire smoke and then clouds, Bay Area residents rejoiced over a respite from gloom this week and relished sparkling clear air and miles of visibility. Recent rains and winds have “put the atmosphere through the rinse cycle,” said meteorologist Jan Null of Golden Gate Weather Services in Saratoga. From the top of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, visitors on Tuesday could make out the individual skyscrapers in San Francisco’s skyline nearly 30 miles to the west and the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada about a hundred miles to the east, according to Mount Diablo State Park’s supervising ranger Cameron Morrison. “In both … [Read more...] about Bay Area skies so clear, you can see San Francisco and the Sierra?
Henry Cowell State Park, in Felton, offers much to do for everyone, including hiking through the Redwood Grove. Mt. Diablo State Park is one of dozens of state parks offering free docent-led hikes on New Year's Day. (Jim Stevens/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds The main visitors center at Angel Island State Park is a great meeting spot before embarking on a hike. (Patrick Tehan/Mercury News) Catch Mount Tamalpais through Liquid Amber trees at the Falkurk Mansion in San Rafael. (James Cacciatore/Marin Independent Journal) Salt Point State Park in Sonoma County combines rugged wilderness and gorgeous coastline. (Getty Images) The elephant seal colony is part of the New Year's Day hike at Ano Nuevo State Park. (California State Parks) A northern elephant seal pup rests with its mother along a beach at Año Nuevo State Park. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) Montara State Beach, just eight miles north of Half Moon Bay, is … [Read more...] about Top 10 Bay Area state park hikes on New Year’s Day
By Erin Baldassari | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 28, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: November 29, 2018 at 10:21 am DIABLO — A judge’s ruling to block public access to a popular cut-through for cyclists on their way to Mount Diablo State Park could put people’s lives at risk, biking advocates say. For decades, bicyclists have been turning down oak-lined Calle Arroyo at the entrance to Diablo Country Club to avoid Diablo Road in Danville, which is notorious for its narrow lanes, fast-moving traffic and blind curves. Two cyclists were seriously injured there last year by a hit-and-run driver, reopening a long-standing debate over safety along the scenic corridor. But that may be the only quick option for cyclists now. A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge on Monday officially signed a ruling declaring the public has no right to access the road — even if it may be a difficult ruling to enforce. Limiting access … [Read more...] about Access denied: Judge blocks cyclists’ popular East Bay cut-through