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Larry’s Blog: Henry Coe State Park

This is one of the more remote California State Campgrounds, as it’s off the beaten path but fairly close — located near Morgan Hill off the 101 Freeway. To get there, take Highway 41 towards Fresno, turn right on Highway 145 and then north on Highway 99. Then, take Highway 152 all the way to Gilroy, passing the San Luis ...

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There Are Still Many Ways To Help Detwiler Fire Victims

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Anyone wishing to help victims of the Detwiler Fire can still do so in several ways. The Mariposa Community Foundation will be distributing cash donations to those who lost their homes. They have set up a PayPal donate button on their website at mariposacommunity.foundation/MCF. You can also mail a check to MCF and note “Detwiler Fire” on ...

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Hiking up to Spillway and Helen Lakes

How much snow and ice would we find at the 11,000′ elevation above the Mono Pass Trail in August? It was the right time to get up there and check it out. It took us 5 hours and 44 minutes to do this hike but you can follow along on the hike with me on the Doarama link under Maps ...

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Larry Likes: Red Rock Canyon State Park

Last April Sue and I (and Maggie, of course) camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park located just off Highway 14 just north of Jawbone Canyon. While it’s too hot there in the summer, it’s great in the cooler temperatures of the fall, winter and spring. From the website: Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and ...

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Important Service Interruption Notice From The Universe

Greetings Earthlings. This is to notify you that at noontime on August 21 along a 70 mile wide path extending from Oregon to South Carolina, sunlight will be unavailable for about two-and-a-half minutes. Do not panic, this is a scheduled outage. In fact, it has been scheduled for millions of years. If you are not in the path you will ...

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The History Mystery #55

Who was Francis? A Lumberjack Mystery “Francis Junction” is on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. But, who was Francis? And, how did that name get attached to that location? Help us solve this History Mystery! Francis Junction was the location where the main line of the Sugar Pine Lumber Company railroad met Line #4, about ...

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Community Gathers For National Night Out

OAKHURST– High temps, low clouds and humidity didn’t stop people from turning out for National Night Out on Tuesday evening at the Old Mill Shopping Center. Everyone had the opportunity to meet and mingle with a variety of first responders, and representatives of local emergency services and community organizations. National Night Out was hosted this year by the Madera County ...

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Consumer Update: Good Dog, Bad Food

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods meant for human consumption can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog. How are people and animals different when it comes to food? According to Carmela Stamper, D.V.M., a veterinarian at the U.S. Food and ...

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