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Determination Matters In Fight Against Cancer

O’NEALS — ​​My name is MadaLynn Rocha. I am a junior at Minarets High School, and I have a dream to end cancer. Every year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society(LLS) holds an annual seven week campaign that specially selected students from the Central Valley participate in. I have been honored to participate alongside my best friend, Hunter Olson from University High ...

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Snowshoeing from Chinquapin to Monroe Meadow aka Badger Pass aka Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area

First snowshoe adventure of the season in March? Yes indeed, and we sure weren’t going to waste anytime getting our snowshoes on that snow. We just didn’t know when Mother Nature would take that opportunity away from us. A good workout, gaining 1,000 feet in elevation in 2 1/2 miles, but we also received a wonderful surprise when we arrived ...

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Winery-Sage: A Match Made In Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day usually conjures up images of Irish Whiskey, Guinness or green beer (bizarre tradition by the way – sticking food coloring in your beer so that it becomes a radioactive green). If you think that St. Patrick’s Day is only about drinking (probably not too far from the truth for many of our readers – yes, you know ...

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Wonderful Wildland Firefighters Auction Pays Off

OAKHURST — The Wildland Firefighter Foundation’s first-ever local auction sparked a series of bids to help families of those injured or killed in the line of duty. With nine individuals on the auction block along with some high-value gift baskets, the nonprofit organization raised $2,665 for the cause. “Everyone had a great time,” says event organizer Erin Capuchino, adding absolute ...

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Future Of Bandit Town Threatened By Liquor License Protest

NORTH FORK — After investing four years of blood, sweat and money into reviving a North Fork treasure, owner Jennifer McMillan has run straight into a roadblock as she tries to reopen the restaurant and saloon at Bandit Town (formerly known as Old Town). The historic Old West-inspired little town is located at 55420 Road 226 just west of North ...

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The History Mystery #62

This photograph is from our Bishop Collection, however we have little information about the people in the photo. We are also particularly interested in learning about the building in the background. Any information you can share about where the building was located, the name of the building, or the people, is greatly appreciated. Jordan Clark Sierra Mono Museum North Fork, ...

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Winery-Sage: Field Trip To Oak Farm Vineyards

Editor’s note: We catch up with our friends Karen and Ken Geiszler of Winery-Sage.com as they continue their wine-tasting adventure in Lodi (Winery-sage: Stuck On Wine Tasting In Lodi). Our tasting trip started with a visit to the Lodi Winegrape Commission, a great facility with a knowledgeable staff and a broad selection of Lodi wines. If you have time for only ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Gardening As The Climate Changes

By Bob Labozetta (Mariposa Master Gardener) Gardening in this time of increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels, and changing environments is challenging to say the least. In our own locale, we notice significant impact on our backyard habitats: With higher average temperatures and inconsistent precipitation, plants are blooming earlier and growing seasons are becoming unpredictable. Even warm-weather plants like tomatoes ...

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Winery-Sage: Red Wine Headaches. Why?

By Karen and Ken Geiszler, Winery-Sage.com —  Red wine headaches. It’s the most common reason we’ve heard for people abstaining from red wine, even though they like it. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “The sulfites in red wine give me headaches.” Ahhh!!! … asoioaweyr923q8htt9q48y9 … That was me banging my head against the keyboard. This is one ...

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