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Hands-On Workshop For Space Kids: Mysterious Jupiter

OAKHURST — Launched by NASA in 2011, spacecraft Juno arrived at its target, Jupiter, on Wednesday, July 6. During July, the spacecraft will perform an orbit insertion burn to slow it down enough to be captured in the planet’s orbit. When the mission concludes in 2018, it will have completed 37 informational gathering orbits of the planet. These facts and ...

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The History Mystery #42

This is a photo of the recently restored wooden part of the adobe located on the grounds of the Coarsegold Historic Museum. We know that it was originally built about 1910. It was a 2-story building but after a snow storm it collapsed and was rebuilt as a one story addition. Many families lived in the building and we are ...

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Hiking to Sentinel Dome, Taft Point and McGurk Meadow

We looked for a hike close by where we could get some exercise and see some views but we didn’t have much time. We came up with a dandy and we saw some critters! Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: About 5.3 miles for the Sentinel Dome Taft Point Loop and about 1.9 miles for the McGurk Meadow. Difficulty: Easy Elevation ...

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What Are Nightshades And How Can They Hurt?

Written by Virginia Eaton — Last week I talked about food allergies, food sensitivities, and the difference between the two. The most common suspects for both allergic reactions and sensitivity that can cause chronic inflammation are corn, dairy, eggs, and soy. However, there is another category of food that is being scrutinized more closely of late – nightshades. When you ...

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Yosemite Gateway Restaurant: Delightful Menu And Whiskey Bar

OAKHURST — What do you get when you mix a fresh and delicious menu of new delights and time-tested classics, with a family-friendly, affordable atmosphere? Add in a top-notch salad bar, and a first-class whiskey bar and put it all right in the heart of town. That’s Yosemite Gateway Inn. “Our goal was to come up with taste bud tantalizing ...

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Escape to Bodie: A Very Special Tour

I had a rare treat to participate in a special tour of Bodie, with the local historian behind doors of old buildings that are closed to the general public. Where: Bodie State Historic Park Difficulty: Easy When: June 12, 2016 I spent the night in Bridgeport and headed south on Hwy 395 to Hwy 270, following the paved road and ...

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Food Allergy Vs. Food Sensitivity (And What To Do About It)

Written by Virginia Eaton — When I work with people who seem to eat and exercise well, yet do not feel well or are unable to lose excess weight, I start to look at food sensitivities. When weight isn’t releasing in spite of eating well, or if you are often experiencing symptoms of bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation that can’t ...

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Update On Baby Lucy, Hospitalized After Tragic Accident

MADERA COUNTY — After the loss of Ruby Alvarez in a tragic accident on Highway 41 last Saturday, many have been asking about the condition of her beautiful daughter Lucy. Little Lucy is doing better today, says her father Riven Abdo, who has been by her side since flying in from Arkansas after receiving news of the crash. Two-year-old Lucy ...

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