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Do I Call 911?

CENTRAL SIERRA — I see a reckless driver. Maybe he is driving under the influence. Do I call 911, or do I call the local CHP office? Call 911, says Oakhurst Area CHP Officer Kaci Lutz . People may worry they’re doing the wrong thing calling 911 because they’re not sure if seeing a drunk or reckless driver is an ...

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Switzerland of the West: Historic Winter Fun In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — Local author Sharon Giacomazzi offers tales of a forgotten era in Yosemite’s fascinating history, at a fireside chat presentation, illustrated with beautiful photos. Entitled “Switzerland of the West,” it’s all about historic winter activities in Yosemite, and takes place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Mariposa Museum & History Center, at 2 p.m.. Click on image to enlarge. Yosemite was once ...

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Awareness of Hunger And Homelessness

Submitted by Alison Tudor — MARIPOSA — Though Sunday, Nov. 20 the Alliance for Community Transformations Mariposa Heritage House/Wellness Center (MHH) reminds that it is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week and, as we prepare to pause and give thanks for all the richness in our lives, we are also offered the opportunity to help those in our community who are ...

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PG&E Customers Beware Of The Latest Scams

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining utilities throughout North America to make customers aware of telephone, mail, email and door-to-door/in-person scams that involve criminals posing as utility company representatives and demanding immediate payment or personal information. The “Utilities United Against Scams” collaboration has designated Wednesday, Nov. 16, as Utilities United Against Scams Day. This day ...

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Castillo’s Is Open For Business In Mariposa After Accident

MARIPOSA — Castillo’s Mexican Restaurant is open for business after incurring some damage when a car hit the front of the building last night at about 5:30 p.m. Owner Holly Ericson would like to thank the local fire department, Sheriff’s Office and CHP for “their superb assistance with this matter.” “Thank you to many locals in this community for their ...

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Mariposa Restaurant Closed After Major Vehicle Accident

MARIPOSA — First responders are at scene of an accident on 5th Street in Mariposa after a vehicle reportedly struck a pedestrian and then crashed into Castillos Mexican Restaurant. The accident happened just after 5:30 p.m., and injuries have been reported, one major. The restaurant has been closed, and SkyLife One air ambulance is en route to transport an injured ...

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Painting And Wine Workshop In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council is happy to announce three more dates for Brush Bar @ 1850: Nov. 14, and Jan. 19, and 23. Brush Bar is a painting workshop, with step-by-step instruction and wine. Participants will take home a beautiful finished painting, ready to hang on the wall. These events will take place at 1850 Restaurant’s Loft. ...

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Annual Native Plant Sale In Coulterville

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Following the huge success of the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District’s (MCRCD) annual native plant and wildflower seed sale on Nov. 5, they will be hosting another in Coulterville on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Coulterville Community Park. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to noon, and there will also be plants and seeds available to purchase ...

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Cal Fire MMU Transitions Out Of Peak Fire Season

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing Cal Fire’s Madera-Mariposa- Merced Unit (MMU) to transition out of peak fire season effective Monday, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. “The 2016 fire season was challenging throughout the State of California, and the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit was very ...

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Learn To Write Grants At This Free Workshop

NORTH FORK — The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is offering a free workshop, “Introduction to Grant Writing,” on Dec. 6 and 7, in North Fork. This two-day intensive workshop is focused on building grant writing skills for organizations and agencies in the Sierra Nevada region. “The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) looks to the organizations, agencies, and local governments in the region ...

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