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[By Beat News Service | 25 Nov 2012 | No Comments]

The California Highway Patrol and local police agencies reported at least a dozen traffic deaths on Northern California roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday, marking a bloody increase in the number of fatalities during one of the busiest periods for travel each year.

One of the deadliest crashes happened Saturday evening when a 2004 Toyota Prius crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a van on Highway 50 east of Placerville.

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[By Roy Morlidge | 15 May 2010 | No Comments]

Herman Phleger was one of America’s greatest lawyers and diplomats whom California has the honor of calling one of her own.

Of his many contributions is a little section of land in San Mateo County that today offers hikers and equestrians a chance to find the beauty of the solitude of nature. Formerly a part of his home, the Phleger Estate is now what I consider to be a piece of hiking heaven.

The Bay Area »

[By California Beat | 22 Nov 2008 | One Comment]

Additional Photos from the Ridge: You can check out additional Sweeney Ridge photographs and the street art we found at the Nike Radar Station in our Multimedia section.

By Roy Morlidge / Beat Staff Writer

On some days the weather can be so hot that hiking Sweeney Ridge in San Mateo County’s coast mountain range can be exhausting. On others, the wind and fog make it impossible to see very far in front of you. But on those California days when the weather is perfect, a hike up historic Sweeney Ridge will reveal to you the San Francisco Bay Area in all its glory.

There are many trails that go up Sweeney Ridge, but the California Beat recommends the Sneath Lane Trail as your starting point. Located conveniently at the end of Sneath Lane, the trail is paved for hiking and bicycling. Parking is available at the start of the trail. Another …