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Case Continued Again For North Fork Murder Defendant

BASS LAKE — More than 10 months after being charged with first degree murder with an elder abuse enhancement, the woman accused of killing Bonnie Hale was back in Bass Lake Superior Court today for a competency hearing. This is the third hearing on competency, to date, and the case has been continued again. Mary O’Keefe, 64, has been in ...

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Free Workshop On Firescaping Your Property

Written by Bob Labozetta — MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire ravaged nearly 82,000 acres and burned 63 homes. Where should we go now, what should we have done to make our homes safe, and what should we be doing to help our land recover? Michael S. Beaudoin of the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council will present a free workshop ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Presents “Seven Brides For Dracula”

NORTH FORK — This year’s Fall Follies will be a hilarious musical adaptation of the classic horror story transformed into a spoof titled “Seven Brides for Dracula.” The Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. first performed this popular comedy in 1985, and they are excited to bring it to the stage once again. Dracula takes up residence close to a sanitarium “For ...

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Submissions Open For “Avian: Birds in a Changing World” Juried Exhibit

OAKHURST — Avian: Birds in a Changing World, is a natural blend of the missions of two California non-profit organizations based in the Sierra Foothills surrounding Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Audubon focuses on birds and their habitats, conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, and on educating and inspiring others to help protect them. Sierra Art Trails is dedicated to promoting artists ...

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Free Workshop On Native Landscaping

MARIPOSA — Heavy winter rains, summer drought, devastating fires, firewise landscaping, and native plants are gardening issues that continue to occupy the minds of Sierra foothill residents. In its continuing effort to assist Mariposa homeowners, the Mariposa Master Gardeners will address plant choice with a public “Native Plants and Care” workshop on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. – 12 ...

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Wildfires Burn Over 221,000 Acres, Death Toll Now At 31

CALIFORNIA — As strong winds remain in the forecast near the fires burning in Northern California, crews continue the grim task of locating and identifying those who perished in the flames. The death toll has now risen to 31 across 4 fires, and officials expect that number to climb as hundreds are still unaccounted for. Overnight firefighters continued their battle ...

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Wildfires Continue To Ravage California, More Evacuations Ordered

CALIFORNIA — As more than 8,000 firefighters continue to battle 21 wildfires across the state, the death toll continues to rise. Four fires in northern California have claimed 23 lives as of 9 a.m. today. Hundreds more people are still reported as missing, as officials attempt to account for those individuals. Thousands remain without power, and more than 20,000 people ...

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Vehicle Rear-Ends School Bus On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — An accident on Highway 41 involving a school bus slowed traffic for well over an hour this afternoon. Today at about 1:50 p.m., a Yosemite School District bus was southbound on Highway 41 and was stopped, waiting for traffic to clear to make a left turn onto Mecca Lane. According to CHP, traffic on northbound Highway 41 was ...

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Coarsegold Welcomes New Postmaster At Swearing-In Ceremony

COARSEGOLD — Who knew that the gift of a t-shirt from his father would start Anil Olivera down a path that has led to his appointment as Postmaster at the Coarsegold Post Office. At a ceremony at the Coarsegold Community Center last Friday, Olivera, 42, was honored by 13 other postmasters, local community leaders, and his friends and family, as ...

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Prescribed Fires Planned In Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is preparing for two prescribed burns in the next week, and are expressing their gratitude to the local Firewise communities who support the use of prescribed fire. “Given the long summer of wildfires this year, the park appreciates your understanding that prescribed fires also have a place on our landscapes during the fall, winter, and ...

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