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Three Degrees Of Separation: Artes Américas Newest Exhibit

FRESNO — A new show opens this week at the museum, Arte Américas, located in the cultural arts district of downtown Fresno. It’s called Three Degrees Of Separation: An International Sisterhood of Women Artists. Some of the women whose work is represented are foothill artists, so my friends and I were especially excited to see the newest installation at one of our favorite venues. Click ...

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Agricultural Cannabis Growers Now Eligible For PG&E Ag Rate

SAN FRANCISCO — While recreational marijuana cannot be sold in California until January 2018, PG&E has announced that existing medical marijuana growers and future recreational marijuana growers will be eligible as of Mar. 1 for PG&E’s agricultural energy rate. The passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016 allows the state to license and regulate recreational marijuana cultivation and businesses. “Cannabis ...

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CASA Of Mariposa Offers Training For Child Advocates

MARIPOSA — CASA of Mariposa County is looking for volunteers for their child advocacy program. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Child Advocates are assigned a child involved in the foster care system. By getting to know the child, an advocate can speak for him or her when the child might be too frightened or intimidated to tell a judge what ...

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Mariposa Rotary Memorial Scholarships

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club invites graduating seniors to apply for memorial scholarships by visiting their website at www.mariposarotary.org and filling out the appropriate paperwork to get started. Memorial scholarships are available to all graduating seniors at Mariposa County High School and home schooled students who are Mariposa County residents. Several Rotarians have lost children and the club desires ...

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HOW Event Honors Heather Mayer, Includes Online Auction

OAKHURST – The local chapter of the nonprofit organization Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 15, at the Elks Lodge, in support of Coarsegold resident Heather Mayer and family. For the first time, volunteers with HOW are offering an on-line auction on the HOW Facebook page. Heather Mayer is well known in the community as the loving mother of ...

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AAUW Program: Exploring China With Brian Moczygemba

MARIPOSA — The local Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a talk, “Exploring the Education and Culture of China,” presented by Brian Moczygemba on Thursday, Mar. 9 at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140. The program is free and open to the public. The presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. Moczygemba’s website displays the following quote from T.S. Eliot: ...

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Closure Period Extended For Highway 41 Into Yosemite

FISH CAMP — According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the road closure of Highway 41 north of Fish Camp and leading to Yosemite National Park has been extended, and a new date has been set for the reopening. The road is now scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Mar. 15,  says Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth, and may be reduced to one-way ...

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Woman Struck By Falling Tree Dies in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — A woman was struck and killed by a falling tree in Yosemite National Park on Sunday morning, Mar. 5. The tragic accident occurred in Half Dome Village, in Yosemite Valley, at around 10 a.m., amid heavy snow and high winds, according to park officials. Destiny Rose Texeira Borges, 20, from Ceres, California was in the park working for a ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Mar. 5

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017: Oakhurst burglary On Monday, Feb. 27 at 9:04 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 45000 block of N. Oakview Drive regarding a report of stolen medication from the garage. Report taken and case closed ...

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Delays This Week On Highway 41 For Tree Removal

UPDATE Tuesday, Mar. 7 — Caltrans says there’s been a change of plans and there will be no tree removal this wee and therefore no traffic control necessary north of Oakhurst. OAKHURST — Hazard tree removal work will continue on Highway 41 near the north end of Oakhurst this week, Caltrans confirms. Drivers should expect some delays. Tree removal will run Monday, Mar. ...

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