As of this morning avalanche conditions are being reported as considerable. This latest storm brought heavy wet snow, which adds to the avalanche dangers. Please check the current avalanche conditions prior to setting out into the backcountry.
Defense Attorney Frank Carson, who plans to run for district attorney, is raising questions about a jump in court-approved wiretaps for crime investigations in Stanislaus County and why no convictions have resulted.
“We’ve been disappointed with Bonnie’s communication with our communities. It seems we only hear from her when election day approaches. She has consistently placed politics above her responsibilities as D.A.”
California is still drier than a baked prune - and the outlook for the state water supply is grimmer than it has ever been. The snowpack in the Sierra is only 12 percent of normal for this time of year - the lowest amount recorded since 1960, when the state began keeping snowpack records.