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Minarets News: Football, Volleyball, Prom and More

O’NEALS – Here’s what’s happening at Minarets High School in the coming weeks. You’ve heard of the ESPY awards – here are the “Mini’s.” Sports Awards Mustang enthusiasts will want to save the date of Thursday, May 16, for the first-ever Minarets Sports Awards, hereafter known as the “Minis.” Awards will be handed out for player, coach, team and fan ...

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Fire Fee 2.0: Six Times Worse?

By George Runner – Member of the California State Board of Equalization, District 2 SACRAMENTO – Better late than never, California lawmakers seem to be waking up to the reality that the illegal “Fire Prevention Fee” they enacted nearly two years ago is a complete fiasco. Even so, they are refusing to repeal it. Instead they are scheming up ways ...

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South Gate Brewing Keeps It Local

OAKHURST – A new business in town always creates a buzz among prospective patrons who are anxious to sample the fare. In the case of South Gate Brewing Company, it also creates opportunities for other local businesses that are called upon to help make things happen. “We have lots of local contractors working on this project,” say owners Casey and ...

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Rock Out At Minarets On Friday

O’NEALS – Minarets High School musicians will be rocking the gym with the music of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, Blue Oyster Cult, Green Day, Pink Floyd, James Brown, and Cream on Friday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m. The Spring Rock Show, “Stangfest 2013,” will be presented by the Minarets High School Advanced Music Productions and Guitar II classes. ...

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Leave Yosemite The Way It Is

YOSEMITE – As the deadline for comment on the Merced River Plan approaches, concerned citizens are voicing their opinions with letters to the Park Superintendent. The comment period ends on Thursday, Apr. 18. Here is a comprehensive breakdown some of the concerns expressed by Wendy Brown-Barry and Kevin D. Barry in their letter to Don Neubacher.

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Minarets Student Chosen As National Scholar

O’NEALS – Minarets student and North Fork resident Crystal Piotrowski has been selected to serve as a National Scholar at the 2013 National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) in Washington D.C. this summer. She will join other outstanding high school students from across the United States as they take part in a unique leadership development conference in our nation’s capital. During ...

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New Menu Includes Sushi At The Jade Gazebo

OAKHURST – The Jade Gazebo in Oakhurst has recently undergone numerous changes, including a refreshed dining room and revamped menu. Peter Young recently took over the operation of the restaurant and has put his years of experience to work, quickly winning over regular customers and gaining many new ones.

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Local Matters – Olde Soles And New Technology

Sold Globally, Made Locally: Walk A Mariposa Mile In Nativearth Footwear MARIPOSA – They’re ramping up into the busiest time of year at family owned and operated Nativearth Footwear. April marks the beginning of festivals season and other events where the handmade shoes are sold. The local firm has 10 in-house employees, some of whom will be representing Nativearth every ...

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