So far this year, bear-related incidents in Yosemite National Park are up 44 percent compared to the same time last year. However, bear incidents — when a bear causes property damage or obtains food — have dropped a dramatic 89 percent since the park began keeping statistics in 1998.
City of Sonora Public Works crews will conduct maintenance work on Stewart Street Wednesday and Thursday and the road will be closed from Lyons to Theall streets.
The work will begin at 7 a.m. and end by 3 p.m. both days. The road will be closed to through traffic, but cars can still park in the Farmers Market parking lot, said Bill Seldon, manager of Public Works.
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