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Elks Lodge Annual Crab Feed Benefits Children’s Fund

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Elks Lodge will host their annual Crab Feed charity fundraiser in order to gather resources for kids next Christmas and, in the process, have a convivial and delicious dining experience surrounded by good friends. The Elks Crab Feed is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Elks Lodge in Oakhurst. No host cocktails start at 5 ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Wind Advisory

MOUNTAIN AREA — Don’t be fooled by any scant blue sky you see this morning — we have more weather on the way this afternoon. Driving may be difficult, trees limbs could take out power lines, and some roads may be closed as a result of the storm. The National Weather Service (NWS) says the Winter Weather Advisory in effect until ...

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Report Of Tragedy On Christmas Day In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Outside Online is reporting that a man died in Yosemite National Park on Christmas Day after falling into the river, three days into the government shutdown that began at midnight EST on Saturday, Dec. 22. Outside Online reporter Wes Siler says the tragedy, which took place on the afternoon of Dec. 25, was confirmed yesterday by the supervisory public ...

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33rd Annual Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Crab Feed

OAKHURST – Cast your eyes toward one of the best and most festive dinner events the area has to offer, as the annual Rotary Club of Oakurst Sierra Crab Feed returns to the Oakhurst Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. This year, the event falls on Groundhog Day — what could be more appropriate than an ...

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Weather Pattern Changes To Rain And Snow This Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect this weekend for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon above 4,500 feet, as a storm brings rain and snow to the area. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. The National Weather Service (NWS) says the Winter ...

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Foothills Representing At Tournament Of Roses Parade

MOUNTAIN AREA — While you’re snuggled on the couch New Year’s day, sporting new moose pajamas and fuzzy slippers, hot cuppa in hand and watching the Rose Parade on NBC or ABC at 8 a.m. — know that our local foothills are nicely represented by the efforts of a local service club, a group of students, and their chaperones. On ...

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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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