The El Portal fire along the edge of Yosemite National Park had charred more than 3,000 acres and was 19 percent contained Tuesday, a jump from the 5 percent containment cited by fire officials the day before.
A pair of emails suggests its a lousy time to be a duck or goose in California. Also, a church plans a benefit to cover expenses for the family of an ill child.
Stanislaus County supervisors today could take a step toward seeking outside funding for groundwater management efforts. The Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a water management plan for eastern Stanislaus County.