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Coarsegold Area Fire Under Control

A fire that started in vegetation at the intersection of Roads 415 and 416 has been stopped just short of 5 acres. Crews were called out at 12:35 p.m. Sept. 11, to the “Gold Fire,” about 4 miles southwest of Coarsegold. It was burning on a fairly steep slope, but crews got a line around it quickly and helicopter water ...

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Got Mangoes? Read This Before Eating

CDPH Warns Not to Eat Daniella-Brand Mangoes SACRAMENTO – Certain mangoes imported from Mexico may be contaminated with the potentially deadly Salmonella bacteria, and should not be eaten, according to California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman. Chapman last week warned people not to eat recalled Daniella-brand mangoes because of the danger of ...

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North Fork Rancheria Casino Approved

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today concurred with the Department of the Interior’s decisions to allow 305 acres in Madera County to be placed in trust for the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians for the purpose of establishing a class III gaming facility and signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the ...

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‘American Pickers’ is Searching For You!

If you’ve got a barn full of old bicycles, or you’re a collector with lots of odd things in your shed, the producers of “American Pickers” are looking for you. The History Channel’s big hit, with Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, is coming to California in search of oddball items, fascinating characters, and interesting historical collections to rummage through in ...

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Valley Woman Dies Of West Nile Virus

An elderly woman died today in a Fresno County hospital from complications of West Nile Virus, according to the Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District. This is the second death so far, from the 26 cases of the virus reported in California this year, including seven cases in Fresno County, according to Dr. Edward L. Moreno director of the Fresno ...

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Hantavirus Believed Contracted In Curry Village

SACRAMENTO – The recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in two Californians, one of whom died, has prompted Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state public health officer, to remind Californians to take precautions to prevent exposure to the virus that causes HPS at their places of residence, work and recreation.

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Joe Brown Convicted of Terrorist Threats

MADERA – A Madera County Superior Court jury found Joe Brown, 53 of Chowchilla, guilty on Aug. 10 of one felony count of making terrorist threats and of one misdemeanor count of brandishing a weapon, according to Madera County District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.

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High Fire Danger Brings Restrictions On Sierra National Forest

CLOVIS – Due to fire indicators, such as temperature and fuels moisture, the Sierra National Forest is implementing fire restrictions beginning Aug. 6 and until further notice. Restrictions are in in place in the High Hazard areas of the Sierra National Forest – from the boundary of the forest in the foothills, to 4,000 feet in elevation in the Sierra ...

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