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Funding Available to Help With Tree Mortality

CALIFORNIA — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is expanding its initiative to assist private forestland owners in addressing tree mortality and other drought-related damage to improve forest health. NRCS will provide financial assistance for landowners with dead and dying conifer forest trees in certain counties. Removing dead tree debris and other woody material will also help ...

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Free Entrance To Yosemite For Veterans Day

YOSEMITE — The fine folks at Yosemite National Park announced today that they will offer free admission to the public in honor of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11.  This fee-free day is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The National Park ...

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Major Cyber Attack Knocks Popular Websites Offline

UNITED STATES — If you’ve tried to access one of your regular stops on the world wide web this morning without success, the problem may not be limited to you and your device. Scores of popular websites were reportedly offline today, following a major cyber attack on a service provider that is affecting sites primarily in the United States. Twitter, Netflix ...

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Tree Mortality Poses Threat During Coming Storms

CENTRAL SIERRA — As the first storm of the season moves toward Northern and Central California packing rain and gusty winds, PG&E is urging all their customers to be prepared, have a plan and prepare for potential power outages, and above all, be safe. With the severe tree mortality in the Central Sierra, residents in foothill communities face serious dangers ...

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CHP Campaign Focuses On Proper Restrains And Child Seats

SACRAMENTO — In their continuing efforts to ensure drivers, passengers and children are properly restrained while traveling California’s roadways, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has partnered with the California Office of Traffic Safety on a new traffic safety campaign entitled California Occupant Restraint Education (CORE). The CORE campaign will continue for one year and focus on reducing the number of ...

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Bigelow Named Champion Of Small Business

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) was recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business, which gave him a 100 percent rating in its legislative annual voting record for supporting small business. “As a representative of rural California and someone raised in a small business family, I understand the challenges facing small businesses in this state,” said Bigelow. ...

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Tioga Pass And Glacier Point Roads Now Open

YOSEMITE — After a temporary closure of Tioga Pass (Highway 120 to the east) and Glacier Point Road due to incoming weather, the Yosemite website says this morning that both roads are open for normal traffic. For continuing changes and current conditions in the park, including road closures, visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm For information on roads inside the park, call 209/372-0200 (then ...

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Wife Of Yosemite Superintendent Resigns NPS Post Amid Investigation

YOSEMITE – Just days after Don Neubacher, Superintendent of Yosemite National Park, announced his retirement in the wake of harassment allegations by park employees, his wife Patty Neubacher announced that she too would be leaving her position. Patty Neubacher is Deputy Regional Director for the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region, responsible for 56 national parks. She announced her intention ...

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Tioga Road And Glacier Point Closed Temporarily

YOSEMITE — Tioga Road (Hwy 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road will be temporarily closed due to snow beginning at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (respectively) on Sunday, Oct. 2. Check current road conditions/chain requirements by calling 209/372-0200 (then press 1 then 1). The Tioga Road closes due to snow, usually from sometime in November through late May ...

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Yahoo Breach Prompts Warning To Strengthen Passwords

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is advising Californians to secure passwords connected to online accounts in light of the Yahoo breach announced last week. The company confirmed an incident that may have exposed the personal information of at least six million California users. The information compromised in this breach included passwords, names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates ...

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