Jun 11, 2021
Fire Starts At House In Lone Tree, Spreads To Neighboring Home
This news has been received from: cbslocal.com
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.
LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) – South Metro firefighters on Friday morning battled fires at two neighboring homes in Lone Tree. They are located on Teton Court, close by the Lone Tree Golf Club.
Fire first broke out outside of one home and then it jumped to a neighboring home.
No injuries were reported..
News Source: cbslocal.com
7 Bay Area lakes that offer a splash of fun close to home
Yes, the Bay Area is blessed by its closeness to the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, but when it comes to dipping our toes in the water or soaking up the ambience of a lakeside scene, we’ve got plenty of options.
The continuing drought might limit access to lakes for fishing and boating because of lower water levels, but there are shorelines, picnic areas and hiking trails to enjoy. (Given our current state of constant change, best to double check with rangers if you want to be in or on the water, not just adjacent to it.)
Here are some of the Bay Area’s favorites spots.Lake Berryessa
Napa County, in the Vaca Mountains
Last year’s devastating Hennessey Fire destroyed some structures and severely scarred portions of the wooded land around the region’s largest recreational lake, forcing a monthlong closure. But recovery is underway, and Berryessa figures to be buzzing with plenty of activity this summer.A houseboat rounds the shoreline at Lake Berryessa in Napa Valley on May 16, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Wedged between Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, Berryessa — with its 165 miles of oak-covered shoreline — is an ideal destination for boating and paddle sports, fishing, hiking, cycling and bird-watching (keep an eye out for eagles, hawks and wild turkeys). And for swimmers, there are especially good vibes, as Berryessa’s water temperature reaches up to 75 degrees in the summer.
Popular launch sites include historic Markley Cove Resort, located between Winters and the Napa Valley, and Pleasure Cove Marina, which miraculously escaped fire damage.
- Cabins, accommodating up to 10 people, are available to rent at Pleasure Cove (no pets allowed).
- The cabins at Markley Cove are closed until further notice, due to fire damage.
- Swimmers can access the shoreline from Bureau of Reclamation-managed day use areas. There are boat exclusion areas located in Oak Shores so families can swim safely away from motorized vessels. No lifeguards are on duty.
- Among Berryessa’s popular hikes is the Smittle Creek Trail, a 4.7 mile pathway rated as moderate, that follows the shoreline from Smittle Creek Park to Coyote Knolls in Oak Shores Park.
- Find details on the Markley Cove Resort at https://markleycove.com, and Pleasure Cove Marina at https://goberryessa.com.
Central Alameda County, 5 miles south of Livermore
Del Valle, operated by the East Bay Regional Parks District, is a local favorite that offers varied recreational options, including fishing, boating, windsurfing and sailing. Algae levels have nixed swimming this season, and kayaking, stand up paddleboard and similar close-to-the-water craft are not advised.
But this is a hiker’s haven. The 5-mile long lake is surrounded by 4,395 acres of parkland with a multitude of trails for hiking, horseback riding and nature study. The park also serves as the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail and its 28 miles of scenic backcountry trails.
Download the park district‘s color trail guides before you go, so you’ll know what wildflowers and plants you see on your hike.
- Launch fees are $5 per day for trailered boats, and several outfitters, including Rocky Mountain Recreation Company and Outback Adventures, offer rentals. The park also has 150 camping sites.
- Parking is $6 per car and $4 per trailered vehicle.
- Bringing Fido? There’s a $2 fee per dog, but guide and service dogs are free.
- The park gates are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Find details at www.ebparks.org.
10840 Coyote Reservoir Road, Gilroy
Coyote Lake and this park are nestled in the hills just east of Gilroy, and offer a wide variety of fun, including trails for biking, horseback riding and hiking, fishing, camping and boating, when water levels permit. (Low water levels closed the lake to boating last fall.)
The 6,695 acre regional park features an amphitheater, picnic grounds, paved and natural trails — and your canine friends can join you, as long as they remain leashed.
The lake also is popular with anglers, with black bass, bluegill, black crappie, and Eurasian carp swimming in its waters.
- The park, which is part of the Santa Clara County Parks system, offers day use permits for $6. Camping fees range from $18 for hike-in tent sites to $44 for RVs.
- The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Find details at www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/.
950 Skyline Blvd., Burlingame
Crystal Springs Reservoir consists of two artificial lakes built in a valley rift created by the San Andreas Fault. The lakes are part of the San Mateo Creek watershed and thus, no on-water activity is permitted.
But this gorgeous spot is worth a visit, thanks to a 15-plus-mile trail that winds around the lakes and through some of the prettiest scenery you’ll find. This trail is popular with hikers, bikers, skaters and runners of all ages.
The lower reservoir covers the once booming city of Crystal Springs, which at the height of its glory included a hotel, dairies and a stage coach stop. The town went bust in 1875 and by 1887, was covered by the Lower Crystal Springs reservoir.
The upper reservoir, originally called Laguna Grande, marks the site of an encampment of the famed Portola expedition, a Spanish journey of exploration in 1769-1770, marking the first recorded landing of Europeans in what is now California.
- The trails are replete with native plants and wildflowers, along with a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles.
- The Crystal Springs Reservoir Trial has three segments — the San Andreas, the Sawyer Camp and the Crystal Springs — with multiple points of entry for each, so you can customize your hike to the length you prefer. Find trail maps and details about this San Mateo County park at https://parks.smcgov.org/.
3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Although boating is temporarily suspended at the reservoir — normally you can rent pedal and row boats here — there is plenty to see and do at this popular waterway, including hiking, fishing and picnicking.Anglers fish at Lafayette Reservoir in Lafayette, Calif., on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
As Bay Area reservoirs go, this one is relatively recent. Construction on the earth-filled dam began in 1928, but soon hit a snag. As the concrete apron was being poured, the dam began sliding downhill, coming to rest 200 yards from where it started. A redesign — and caution — delayed completion until 1933.
The reservoir is smaller than initially planned — and its eye-catching outlet tower strangely taller — but hikers who walk the paved, 2.7-mile Lakeside Nature Trail don’t seem to mind. The 4.5-mile unpaved Rim Trail that runs over the Moraga and Lafayette hills provides more of a hiking challenge. Dogs are welcome on leash. And fishing is allowed with a permit.
- Bicyclists and people on roller skates, roller blades and scooters are allowed on the Lakeside Trail and roads from noon until closing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from opening until 11 a.m. on Sundays.
- Small picnics only — 3 households and 25 people maximum — are now permitted. (The large, reservable picnic sites remain closed.)
- The park, which is part of the East Bay Municipal Utility District watershed, is open from 6 a.m. until dusk, which is 9 p.m. in June and July and 8:30 p.m. in August and so on. Parking is $7 per vehicle. Find details at https://www.ebmud.com/recreation.
17600 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley
Lake Chabot Regional Park has long been considered one of the Bay Area’s best kept secrets — but it likely won’t be for long.
That’s because there’s something for everyone here: Lovely scenery and abundant wildlife are Instagram-ready. The terrain is laced with more than a dozen hiking and biking trails. There’s an outdoor fitness zone, a grassy play area, picnic sites, horseshoe pits and more.
At the center of it all is a 315-acre reservoir stocked with hefty trout and catfish and plied by watercraft of all types. Want to leave the skipper duties to someone else? Visitors can kick back aboard the Chabot Queen tour boat.
And when it’s time for refueling, there’s the Lake Chabot Marina and Cafe, known for, among other things, its Skippy Burger (yes, that’s peanut butter on a burger).
- Fishing access is $5 per day.
- Tent and RV camping are available year-round at nearby Anthony Chabot Campground. For reservations, call the East Bay Regional Park District at 510-562-2267.
- Parking is $5 per vehicle and $4 per trailered vehicle.
- The park is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Labor Day, and the cafe is open for grab-and-go fare from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Find details on the cafe and boat rentals at www.lakechabotrecreation.com and on the park at www.ebparks.org.
Between Livermore and Brentwood, in the northern Diablo range
If it’s big fish you crave, check out Los Vaqueros Reservoir, touted by some as the Bay Area’s top fishing lake. Need proof? See photos of anglers posing with their enormous trout on the lake’s Facebook page.
- 7 Bay Area brunch spots with incredible water views
- Napa Valley gondolier gives wine country visitors a taste of Venice
- San Francisco’s Lakes: The 10 watery worlds of Golden Gate Park
- Kayak San Francisco Bay: How to spend an amazing day out on the water
- In Russian River’s fabled vineyards, the harvest of a drought
It’s also one of the best sites in the Bay Area to see and photograph golden eagles, incredible hunters that prey on ground squirrels and other rodents. Winter and spring are the best times to spot them.
- Los Vaqueros features more than 60 miles of trails. There are trailheads at both entrances, along with trailheads along the main roads and at the marina.
- Because the reservoir stores drinking water, swimming and personal watercraft are not allowed, but boat rentals are available at the marina. No dogs allowed.
- Parking is $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors and $4 for those who live in the Contra Costa Water District. Find more details at www.ccwater.com/losvaqueros.