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Comedian Tim Allen Live On Stage At Saroyan Theatre

FRESNO — Comedian and television star Tim Allen will take the stage at the Saroyan Theatre for one night on Saturday, Jan. 12, starting at 8 p.m. Following over thirty years spent in the stand-up comedy spotlight, winning a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination for his hit television sitcom Home Improvement, Tim Allen has crafted his comedic style to ...

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Wind Advisory In Effect For New Year’s Eve

MOUNTAIN AREA — With trees already down throughout the region, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Wind Advisory for Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon, including the Mariposa, Madera and Fresno County foothills, and the towns of North Fork, Oakhurst and Mariposa. The Wind Advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Winds are northeast ...

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Home Kitchens, Gender Identity, Rescued Rabbits: New California Laws For 2019

CALIFORNIA — Here are a handful of the hundreds of laws that go into effect on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019: FAMILIES Employment: lactation accommodation AB 1976 Requires employers to make private space available for women who are breastfeeding at work, other than a bathroom. The law previously required space other than a toilet stall. FOOD Food facilities: single-use plastic straws AB ...

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$100,000 In Grant Funds For Women And Children Nonprofits

MOUNTAIN AREA — Local nonprofits serving women and children for at least three years may be eligible for a share of $100,000, provided they qualify and apply for the funds by Jan. 11, 2019. The Board of Directors of the Central California Women’s Conference (CCWC) is seeking local community benefit organizations serving women and children to apply for a share ...

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American Pickers May Pick Foothills For History

MOUNTAIN AREA — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team at American Pickers are coming back to California to film episodes of their hit series and casting producers are now looking for leads throughout the state. They’re specifically scouting for people with a combination of personality and interesting items — lots of them. Does that sound familiar? If it describes you ...

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve At The Elks Lodge

OAKHURST — Members of Elks Lodge #2724 in Oakhurst invite the community to celebrate another trip around the sun with a surf ‘n turf dinner and plenty of great dancing on New Year’s Eve. The no-host bar opens at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, and is followed by a 7 p.m. dinner of steak, shrimp, sautéed Brussels sprouts, and ...

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Easy Way To Send Amazon Returns Locally

OAKHURST — Gotta lotta go-backs? Maybe Santa didn’t get the message. No worries. Sierra Global Tech (SGT) wants locals to know, “you don’t have to drive to Fresno to send that Amazon return!” Instead, they will provide what you need to print the return label and drop it off at any of the three UPS centers in Oakhurst. Why is ...

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Valley Cats At Tenaya Lodge For New Year’s Eve Bash

FISH CAMP — From first cocktail to last dance, Tenaya Lodge is planning a get-down-and-boogie New Year’s Eve bash. Beginning with an hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception before progressing to a gourmet dinner with live entertainment, the evening will heat up with The Valley Cats taking the stage for a post-meal dance party. Midnight brings a champagne toast, hats and ...

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Where’s Santa Right Now? NORAD Knows (You Can, Too)

WORLD — Ants in your pants? Here’s a solution — try a tech-check on jolly old Santa Claus as he and his crew of reindeer make their way around the world. The NORAD Tracks Santa website features Santa’s North Pole Village, including a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. Kids of all ages can check out NORAD Headquarters in the North Pole ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For Christmas Eve

MOUNTAIN AREA — We’ll have some rain in the foothills and snow in the higher country around Christmastime, as a storm moves into the area by Monday afternoon and grows stronger into the night. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon from 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 to 10 a.m. ...

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