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Firefighters Invited To Attend Taping Of “The Ellen Show”

CALIFORNIA — NBC television host Ellen DeGeneres is inviting local firefighters to attend a taping of her show as a way to say “thank you” for the service they provide, statewide. Ellen took time in her first broadcast of the new year to thank the people who responded to fires that threatened the Santa Barbara-area home she shares with Portia ...

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Meet Up For Meatless Mondays With Vegan Potluck

OAKHURST — A growing group of locals from towns around the foothills are meeting monthly for a vegan potluck dinner, and all those who wish to participate are welcome. “Anyone who is curious at all about healthier eating or ‘what does a vegan eat,’ or anyone who is slightly open to being exposed to something different than the status quo ...

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What Would A Healthier Mariposa County Look Like?

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County residents are invited to a Community Forum in order to share their opinions and hear ideas about health in Mariposa County, at a Community Health Assessment held on two days at two locations. The Community Health Assessment event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Mariposa County Government Center ...

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Celebrate Restaurant Month With Local Dining Specials

MOUNTAIN AREA — If you have a taste for the sweet or the savory, or the hoppy, you’ll be happy to know that Visit Yosemite Madera County has deemed January to be Restaurant Month, and a host of local eateries are celebrating. For instance, Ducey’s on the Lake in Bass Lake is offering a prix fixe menu with great value, in ...

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Get To Know The Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club

MARIPOSA — Like to ride? All area motorcycle riders are invited to the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club (SSC, MC) annual “Get to know the SSC” luncheon. “The SSC, MC is seeking new members who want to ride and have fun as well as help do charitable events for our communities,” organizers say. “Come learn the history of the SSC, what ...

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Master Gardeners Host Free Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

MARIPOSA — To get the best out of your fruit trees, you have to give them the best care with the right tools at the right time of the year, says Master Gardener Bob Labozetta. That right time is now. The Mariposa Master Gardeners will conduct a free, open to the public workshop on pruning fruit trees on Saturday, Feb. ...

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Big Moon January: Supermoon, Blue Moon, Lunar Eclipse

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Excitement in the sky coming your way soon, as Earth will experience the bright light of two supermoons in January. The first is on the first of the month, and the second is also a Blue Moon with a side order of total eclipse. Supermoon According to NASA, when the moon reaches its full phase at the closest ...

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New DMV Laws For 2018

SACRAMENTO – With the new year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public of several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect January 1, 2018. Cannabis Use in Vehicles (SB 65, Hill): This law prohibits smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products while driving or riding ...

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Over The Garden Fence: Planting Bare Root Fruit And Nut Trees

By Bob Labozetta, Master Gardener —  MOUNTAIN AREA — Now is a great time to plant bare root fruit and nut trees, although anytime from January through March works. At this time there should be a wide selection of cultivars that are much less expensive than containerized specimens, making it easier to transport. The process of planting bare root fruit ...

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Minarets Student Raising Money For Cancer Research

O’NEALS — The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and money for patients affected by cancer, patients’ families, and research. The LLS chooses students from all throughout the Central Valley based on the leadership skills they demonstrate. I was lucky enough to be nominated as the LLS Student Of the Year, which means I will ...

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