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Kurtis Alexander

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Past articles by Kurtis:

Exclusive: Stunning photos show Yosemite National Park under 15 feet of snow

As storm clouds departed from Yosemite Valley on Thursday, a carpet of fresh powder, sometimes 10 feet deep, exposed itself beneath newly blue skies. → Read More

Half Moon Bay’s close-knit farmworker community reels from massacre

Half Moon Bay’s close-knit farmworker community was reeling after a man shot and killed seven people in a “workplace violence” attack at two local nurseries. → Read More

Half Moon Bay shooting: Mass killing was ‘workplace violence,’ authorities say

Chunli Zhao is accused of killing seven people and injuring one in Half Moon Bay. He will be arraigned at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City on murder charges. → Read More

In extraordinary move, California mulls crackdown on Los Angeles’ water draws at Mono Lake

Despite recent storms, Mono Lake continues to suffer from low lake levels, creating... → Read More

California’s rivers could surge to levels not seen in years with next storm

Flooding is widely forecast across the Bay Area and Northern California as storm series... → Read More

In Santa Cruz County, residents brace for what could be the worst of the storm

The seaside village of Capitola clears out as the city faces the dual threat of rising... → Read More

One of the Bay Area’s largest private coastal properties to become a park

When opened to the public, the Cloverdale Ranch Open Space Preserve will be the district’s third largest of 27 preserves. → Read More

Despite rain, Bay Area utilities are cracking down on water waste. One is even shutting off service

With another year of drought looming, some of the Bay Area’s utilities keep cracking down on water waste with Santa Rosa shutting off water for repeated violators. → Read More

California wolf pack produces state’s largest litter of pups in a century

The state’s three known wolf packs continue to grow, offering hope for the recovery of... → Read More

Yosemite National Park ends controversial reservation system

After three years of requiring advance booking for Yosemite National Park entry, officials say they’re suspending the crowd-control policy for now. → Read More

The Monterey area may get a huge desalination plant. Is this the future of California’s water supply?

The prolonged drought and technological improvements may be changing the attitude of the... → Read More

California's drought is upending migration for millions of birds along the Pacific Flyway. Here's how bad it is

After three years of drought in California, migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway are having to make adjustments because of the lack of water on the landscape. → Read More

A herd of wild horses just moved into this iconic California destination. No one knows what comes next

Wild horses have arrived in California's eastern Sierra. No one knows why, but officials are urgently debating what to do now. → Read More

Three homes have become the first in the Bay Area to be publicly named as using too much water

EBMUD has begun fining Bay Area households, starting with three in Orinda, Oakland and Richmond, that have consumed too much water amid California's ongoing drought. → Read More

Southern California wastes a lot of water despite historic drought. But it can teach the Bay Area one big lesson

The Bay Area has generally been among the best regions in California at water... → Read More

California heat wave may go down as the worst in state history

Climate change has pushed high temperatures far above what they otherwise would have been for California and the Bay Area. → Read More

Mono Lake was supposed to have been saved. It wasn’t, and now drought is drying it up

One of North America’s oldest lakes and an emblem of California’s wild beauty faces a... → Read More

California is desperate to stop mega-fires. But controversy rages over tree thinning

The Washburn Fire in Yosemite benefited from past tree-thinning projects, park officials... → Read More

California faces drought, heat, power outages and fires. It may be the cruelest summer ever

This year’s dry, warm weather is stoking fears of multiple problems like increasing water restrictions, extreme heat, power outages, wildfire and smoke — potentially all of the above in one vicious swoop. → Read More

At California’s second biggest lake, the latest fallout of drought is gruesome

100 miles north of San Francisco, crews are attempting to rescue the drought-threatened Clear Lake hitch, which are running aground in dried-up streams. → Read More