Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News

Paul Rogers

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • The Daily Democrat
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • East Bay Times
  • ChicoER
Past:
  • Monterey Herald
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Times-Standard
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Marin IJ
  • The Denver Post
  • Marc Morano
  • Oakland Tribune
  • L.A. Daily News

Recent articles by Paul:

Pinnacles National Park reopens, but with some restrictions

The park, first set aside in 1908 as a national monument, is famous for its big rock walls, which are popular with climbers, and for its California condors. → Read More

Bay Area heat wave on the way: Here’s how hot it will get

By Tuesday, temperatures in the South Bay and East Bay will hit the mid-90s and high-90s, forecasters say, with a few places nearing 100. → Read More

Yosemite National Park aims to reopen in early June, with limits

Draft plan calls for reservations for day entry, no shuttle buses and crowds half as big as normal. → Read More

Coronavirus: Parking lots reopen at 27 California state parks

Parking lots are slowly beginning to re-open at some of California’s state parks. → Read More

Yosemite National Park aims to reopen in early June, with limits

Yosemite National Park may finally reopen as early as June, but with major changes: Visitors who want to spend the day at the famed Sierra Nevada destination would need a reservation and crowds wou… → Read More

Coronavirus: Parking lots reopen at 27 California state parks

Parking lots are slowly beginning to re-open at some of California’s state parks. → Read More

Coronavirus: Parking lots reopen at 27 California state parks

Parking lots are slowly beginning to re-open at some of California’s state parks. Over the weekend, and without an official announcement, the state began to partially reopen lots at 27 state … → Read More

Sites Reservoir project scaled back to reduce costs

Sites Reservoir in Colusa County would send water statewide, but its $5.1 billion was too expensive to fund, so now the project is being re-designed. → Read More

Massive Northern California reservoir project scaled back to reduce costs

Sites Reservoir in Colusa County would send water statewide, but its $5.1 billion was too expensive to fund, so now the project is being re-designed. → Read More

Massive Northern California reservoir project scaled back to reduce costs

Sites Reservoir in Colusa County would send water statewide, but its $5.1 billion was too expensive to fund, so now the project is being re-designed. → Read More

Coronavirus Q&A: Can I go to the beach?

The rules vary by county, but generally parking lots are closed and the sand is open in many place, although police are writing lots of tickets for illegal parking on nearby roads. → Read More

Coronavirus Q&A: What’s the latest on grocery store bags and fees?

Citing concerns about coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order suspending a state law for 60 days that bans grocery stores, convenience stores and other retailers in California from… → Read More

Asteroid flying past Earth looks like it’s wearing a coronavirus face mask

Coronavirus cosmology? Planetary personal protective equipment? Or just imaginative astronomers? A massive asteroid 1.3 miles wide that is on course to fly by Earth next week has drawn special attention from scientists, who noticed that in their radar images it has the appearance of wearing a face mask. Images from the Aricebo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the world’s most powerful radio… → Read More

Earth Day 50th anniversary — Bay Area and nation are cleaner, but new challenges loom

Fifty years ago in the Bay Area and the rest of the United States, cars ran on leaded gasoline. There was no curbside recycling. No California Coastal Commission. A whaling station that harpooned w… → Read More

Video: Police shoot and kill bat-wielding man in San Leandro Walmart

Video showed the man advancing toward police after being hit with a shot from a Taser. One officer then fired a single bullet that killed him as horrified shoppers looked on. → Read More

Coronavirus: 34 new cases in Contra Costa County after three days of declines

The number of deaths remained the same in Contra Costa County from the day before, holding steady at 19. It was the first time since April 12 that a 24-hour period elapsed with no new deaths. → Read More

Coronavirus: Alameda County COVID-19 death toll nears 1989 earthquake’s

Among the most recent Alameda County data, Oakland has the most cases, with 280, followed by Hayward at 217, San Leandro with 64, Union City with 53 and Berkeley with 42. → Read More

Mountain lions get new protections from Bay Area to Southern California

Mountain lions around the Bay Area and Southern California are increasingly hemmed in, scientists say, by freeways and growing development, and are dying from collisions with vehicles and being sho… → Read More

Historic ‘megadrought’ underway in California, American West, new study finds –

In the nine Western states from Colorado to California, 2000 to 2018 was the second-driest 19-year period in the past 1,200 years, according the the study, led by scientists at Columbia University. → Read More

Historic ‘megadrought’ underway in California, American West, new study finds

In the nine Western states from Colorado to California, 2000 to 2018 was the second-driest 19-year period in the past 1,200 years, according the the study, led by scientists at Columbia University. → Read More