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Winery-Sage: Pairing Holiday Desserts And Wines

By Karen and Ken Geiszler, Winery-Sage.com —  It’s the “final course” of our Holiday Food & Wine Pairing blog feature. After helping educate readers on general wine pairing tips, and specifics on pairing with appetizer dishes and main courses, we’re now ready to bring it all home with everyone’s favorite topic … Desserts! Depending on your sweet tooth, this is either the ...

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Something’s Brewing At Miller’s Landing This Halloween

BASS LAKE — Spooky family fun is happening down at the lake on Tuesday, Oct. 31, also known as Halloween. Stop by Miller’s Landing Resort on the south shore at Bass Lake for a chance to eat, drink, and be a little bit scary. The fun is happening from 5 – 7 p.m. for trick-or-treating and a Haunted Alley. The ...

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Local Bus Filled With Love For Santa Rosa

OAKHURST — You needn’t look far to find that giving spirit that defines the foothills. Just one day ago, Dee Ann Smith at Discover Yosemite put out the call, asking for community help to fill a bus with snacks and water so it could be driven up to support firefighters and other responders in the hard-hit town of Santa Rosa, ...

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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

OAKHURST — Members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis invite the community to enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast this weekend. The breakfast hero is pancakes, surrounded by eggs of any style, ham, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk. It’s at the Oakhurst Community Center on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 7:30 – 11 a.m. The cost for adults to dine is $7, ...

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Update On The Fires Burning In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Lower temperatures and higher humidites have helped to moderate the eight wildfires currently burning in Yosemite National Park. This is the latest update on the Yosemite fires: Empire Discovered: 8/1/17 Location: 1 mile east of Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and 3/4 mile south of Glacier Point Road Size: 6,340 acres Cause: Lightning Containment: 85% Fuels: Red fir ...

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Air Quality Alert And Excessive Heat Warning

MOUNTAIN AREA — The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued an Air Quality Alert due to smoke impacts from the South Fork wildfire, for Madera, Fresno, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties. This Air Quality Alert is in effect until Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma ...

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South Fork Fire Nearly 3,200 Acres, Wawona Evacuated

YOSEMITE — After increased fire activity on the west flank of the South Fork Fire forced residents of Wawona from their homes yesterday morning, they gathered at the Tenaya Lodge last night to hear from fire officials about the current situation. Incident Commander Deron Mills assured everyone that the decision to evacuate was not taken lightly. “We struggled with this ...

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Firefighters Make Good Progress On The Butte Fire

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST — The lightning-caused Butte Fire, burning on the Sierra National Forest, is now estimated at 630 acres. Moderating fire behavior allowed firefighters to make good progress yesterday, achieving 40 percent containment. UPDATE: Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. – The fire is now estimated at 635 acres with 45 percent containment. The fire was first reported on Aug. ...

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Detailed List Of Detwiler Fire Evacs And Closures 6 PM Sunday

MARIPOSA COUNTY — This is a comprehensive list of all the evacuation areas and road closures from Cal Fire as of 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. (See updates from following days at the bottom of the page). Repopulation Areas 1. Town Proper of Mariposa- Reduced to an Advisory 2. Highway 140 from Hwy 49 South to Old Highway North- ...

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Detwiler Cleanup Warning – Toxic Substances In Burned Buildings

MARIPOSA COUNTY — As residents who have lost their homes deal with the aftermath, they are faced with yet another danger. The Mariposa County Health Department warns that cleanup and removal of debris and ash from residential fires may be hazardous. Ash and debris from burned buildings and homes can contain toxic substances due to the presence of synthetic and ...

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