Respect the Park Service’s 100th birthday

Obama is visiting Yosemite in advance of National Park Service centennial

Presidential stop over Father’s Day comes in a season of tourist and business abuses

Obama can’t even stay at ‘The Ahwahnee,’ though state lawmakers have a bill to address that

Yosemite is the perfect place to honor the upcoming centennial of the National Park Service. And not a bad spot to enjoy Father’s Day.

Too bad President Barack Obama’s visit this weekend can’t include the famed Curry Village or Ahwahnee Hotel. Oh, he’ll see a campground and historic lodging. But they’re “Half Dome Village” now, and – ugh – “The Majestic Yosemite Hotel,” thanks to a trademark feud started by a former concessionaire.