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Pet of the Week: Herman the Cat

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Hi there! Herman here! Have you heard what the rescue people are saying about all of the cats that were born because the vets were not allowed to perform spay and neuter surgeries when businesses were closed during COVID? Well, the powers that be may have not thought those surgeries were “essential” but I am here to tell you my ...

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Oakhurst CHP | CHiPs -N- Salsa

Oakhurst Senior Volunteer Program is having a CHiPs -N- Salsa friendly competition on Saturday August 21st, 2021 at 4:30 pm in Oakhurst. Bring your best salsa to enter the competition. Join us for a taco dinner. Come by the office to get your tickets. $10 presale, $12 at the door. Seniors 60 and over and Kids 10 and under $8 ...

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District Reminds Parents to Avoid Idling at Schools

As schools reopen for the fall session, air quality officials are asking parents across the San Joaquin Valley to consider student health and turn off their engines when waiting to pick up their children at the end of the school day.  Limiting vehicle idling at schools will help to reduce air pollution and student exposure to vehicle emissions. With school ...

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U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Data for States to Begin Redistricting Efforts

The U.S. Census Bureau today released additional 2020 Census results showing an increase in the population of U.S. metro areas compared to a decade ago. In addition, these once-a-decade results showed the nation’s diversity in how people identify their race and ethnicity. “We are excited to reach this milestone of delivering the first detailed statistics from the 2020 Census,” said acting Census ...

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Lessons from Expert Educators: Tips From Experienced Teachers for New and Aspiring Educators

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Each school year offers exciting opportunities for little learners to discover and explore new topics, make friends and master new skills. While much of the focus is on families during the back-to-school season, it’s also an important time for educators, especially those who are working with young children or are just starting their careers. Communication is Key Making time to ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected on State Route 140

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct utility work next week on State Route 140. One-way traffic control on Route 140 from the Bear Creek Bridge in Briceburg to Foresta Road in El Portal for utility work beginning Monday, August 16, through Saturday, August 21, 2021, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should expect 10-minute ...

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Stinging Insects Can Ruin A Getaway

Bees, Yellow Jackets, Hornets, Mosquitoes and Wasps – Bee Careful!  San Francisco –  Summer…surf and sand, swimming pools, picnics, camping, outdoor sports and stinging insects! Bees, wasps, yellow jackets, mosquitoes and hornets can take the fun out of summer, and almost everyone has been bitten by one of these pesky creatures. Insects like these cause local skin reactions in most ...

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Ferguson Rock Shed Project Enters Another Important Phase

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has completed the process of dislodging overhanging rocks at the site of the Ferguson rock slide and will begin removing more than 100,000 tons of rocks this month as it continues the Ferguson Rock Shed project on State Route 140 in the Merced River Canyon. Approximately 20 trucks, each with 20 ...

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Kaiser Permanente Mandates Vaccinations to Employees

OAKLAND — Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health care organization, announced it will make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all its employees and physicians. This is another step in the organization’s ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of its workforce, members, patients, and communities. “As the country’s largest integrated care delivery system, we feel it is our responsibility ...

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