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Celebration of Life for Patty Bradley

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Patricia Norfleet Bradley (Patty) was born to Laverne and Nellie Norfleet in Bell, CA, on April 15, 1952, the youngest of three children. Patty lived in Downey, CA, until her dad died when she was twelve years old. She and her mother then moved to Anaheim, where Patty attended Western High School and worked part-time at Casa Grande Convalescent Home. ...

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YARTS Lifts Capacity Restrictions

MERCED – The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) Board of Directors has lifted restrictions on the capacity of its buses traveling to and from Yosemite National Park. The action occurred at a special meeting of the Board on June 14, 2021, and went into effect on June 15, 2021, when the State of California lifted all social distancing requirements. ...

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Cooling Centers In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY- With a heatwave coming the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has set up cooling centers for Madera County Residents. The following locations are set-up as Cooling Centers during the summer months. The Centers will be open the days and times of the week as indicated below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as need” basis and will be announced ...

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Mariposa County Library Hosting Summer Reading Program

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Library will be hosting its Summer Reading Program for 2021 starting June 16th and continuing through August 11th. Ages 0-17 are welcome to join the program (pre-readers may be read to). Prizes include pool passes, toys, and books. There will also be Happy Burger Ice Cream coupons and Pizza Factory coupons. Related Story: Mariposa County ...

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Yosemite National Park Solicits Feedback On Proposed Campground Fee Increases

Yosemite National Park is proposing a fee increase for overnight camping to enable the park to keep up with the rising costs of campground operations. Increased revenue from campground fees will enable the park to better maintain facilities, enhance visitor services, and provide for better resource protection. These proposed fee increases are consistent with other public and private campgrounds within ...

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Camarena Health Breaks Ground On Tesoro Viejo Health Center

Madera, CA. – Camarena Health held a groundbreaking event for their new state-of-the-art Wellness Center at the Tesoro Viejo Town Center located next to the Hub. Leaders from Camarena Health and Tesoro Viejo spoke about the project that is expected to open in 2022. Madera County Supervisor Brett Frazier also highlighted how center will create access to health and wellness ...

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Recipe of the Week: Banh Mi Steak Sandwiches

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A hearty flavor profile and perfectly prepared, high-quality meat can make a spring meal truly spectacular, especially when paired with fresh veggies in a protein-packed sandwich. Inspired by Vietnamese tradition, this Banh Mi recipe – which features tender a flat iron steak, pickled carrots, bright lettuce and crunchy cucumbers – is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering. ...

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Yosemite Cinema in Oakhurst Hosts the World Premiere of “Lost Outlaw” a Feature Film with Local Roots

Dust off the boots for an exclusive look at a thrilling western, filmed on location at Madera County’s Bandit Town, Coarsegold, Fresno Flats, and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. OAKHURST, CA – Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada Mountains are a wild west destination in present times, but in 1885 travelers and residents also contended with The Red Jack Gang, a real ...

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Ackerson Meadow Restoration Environmental Assessment for Public Review 

Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest Announce Release of the  Ackerson Meadow Restoration Environmental Assessment for Public Review Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest announce the release of the inter-agency Ackerson Meadow Restoration Project Environmental Assessment for public review through July 8, 2021. Related Story: Yosemite Announces Opening Of Civic Engagement For Restoration Project The Ackerson Meadow complex spans from ...

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Pet of the Week: Gunther the Cat

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Hi there, Gunther here! Are you looking for a super sweet guy? I am a big, loving ball of fur! I just need a lap and somebody to love me. I am a youngish guy who is past the kitten stuff but has a lot of years to share with you. Call the EMCSPCA at 559-683-1266 to learn more about me. ...

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