Lake Berryessa is seen with parts of California’s newest national monument – Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument – in the background.
Lake Berryessa is seen with parts of California’s newest national monument – Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument – in the background. Eric Risberg The Associated Press
Lake Berryessa is seen with parts of California’s newest national monument – Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument – in the background. Eric Risberg The Associated Press
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Erika D. Smith

Op Images: Berryessa Snow Mountain’s new status as national monument is long overdue

July 17, 2015 5:00 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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