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Yahoo Breach Prompts Warning To Strengthen Passwords

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is advising Californians to secure passwords connected to online accounts in light of the Yahoo breach announced last week. The company confirmed an incident that may have exposed the personal information of at least six million California users. The information compromised in this breach included passwords, names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates ...

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Marshes Fire Grows To 1,000 Acres

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — The Marshes Fire, reported on Sept. 26 at 12:20 p.m., has now grown to 1,000 acres with 30 percent containment. The fire is burning off Highway 49 and Marshes Flat Road north of Don Pedro Reservoir. Though the fire poses an immediate threat to structures in the area, there are no evacuations in place at this time. ...

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400-Acre Fire Burning In Tuolumne County

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — Firefighters are currently battling a 400-acre fire in Tuolumne County off Highway 49 at Marshes Flat Road north of Don Pedro Reservoir near the town of Moccasin. The Marshes Fire was reported at 12:15 p.m., is said to be spreading to the south and west, and has prompted mandatory evacuations for the Moccasin Estates subdivision. Evacuation advisories ...

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Beautiful Day For Smokey Bear Run/Walk

BASS LAKE – It was a perfect day for running, walking or cheering from the sidelines at the 29th annual Smokey Bear Run / Walk at Bass Lake on Saturday. As the sun rose over the shores of beautiful Bass Lake, more than 350 participants gathered at Recreation Point, from the tiny 2-year-old athletes, to the most seasoned —  78-year-old ...

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Rigatoni Dinner Supports YLP Station 10 Firefighters

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — Ladies of the Lakes Women’s Club will host their annual Rigatoni Dinner to support our local firefighters on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the YLP Clubhouse. Guests can dine in the Clubhouse or take advantage of the convenient drive-through service for take-out meals, including a big plate of Rigatoni with a delicious ...

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One Student Dies After Bus Crash On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY — One of the injured passengers from yesterday’s bus crash on Highway 41 has died, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victim was a young teenager, and one of 12 people injured yesterday afternoon when a tour bus filled with students and chaperones from China veered off the road and hit a large tree near Sugar Pine ...

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Bus Crash Closes Highway 41 North Of Oakhurst

FISH CAMP — CHP is on scene of an accident involving a bus on Highway 41 just north of the 4,000 foot level between Lewis Creek and Sugar Pine (Road 630) north of Oakhurst. At 5:40 p.m. reports came in that a 25-passenger charter bus had hit a tree and then the embankment, with several occupants of the bus in ...

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North Fork Fall Festival This Saturday

NORTH FORK — This Saturday, Oct. 1., welcomes the return of two much-anticipated North Fork events — the Fall Festival and the Grizzly Century Bike Run. The Fall Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and kicks off with a Lions Club Pancake Breakfast starting at 6 a.m. at the North Fork School where the Bike Run will be ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Hosts Drug Take-Back Event

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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Vegetation Fire In YLP Quickly Contained

COARSEGOLD — Firefighters responded to reports of a vegetation fire on Long Hollow Drive in Yosemite Lakes Park this morning. Just before 9 a.m., crews were dispatched to a fire burning in grass that was estimated at about one-quarter acre with a slow rate of spread, near Deep Forest Drive. Shortly after 9 a.m., the forward progress of the fire ...

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