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Regional Stay at Home Order Will Take Effect Sunday

SACRAMENTO – California Health Officials have issued a regional stay at home order for the San Joaquin Valley region due to ICU capacity dropping below 15%. The San Joaquin Valley region includes Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne Counties. The San Joaquin Valley region stay at home order will take effect ...

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Yosemite High Soccer Star to Attend University of Nevada Reno

OAKHURST – It all started in October of 2007. The smallest 4 year old being inspected by a referee. Emily Rich was playing on her older sister’s team because they were short a player. This game would be the beginning of dreams and aspirations to play soccer as a career. Emily would soon make a name for herself playing in ...

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Online Puppy Scams Rising Sharply in 2020, BBB Warns

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FRESNO — The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for pets as people seek to add a pet to the family to ease the loneliness and tension of prolonged time at home. Many feel that they now have more time to train a puppy. With this rising demand has come a spike in pet scams, in which an online search ...

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Give BIG by Shopping Small This Festive Season

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Celebrate the season by sharing your appreciation of Yosemite National Park and beautiful Bass Lake by supporting local small businesses in the region. Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s Holiday Gift Guide includes fun gifts from favorite local businesses. Generate a new way for traditional gift-giving with presents and mementos from your favorite vacation spot.  Revive that “Yosemite glow” for ...

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Celebration of Life for Nora Janet Griffiths

Nora Janet Griffiths, age 76, was born in Los Angeles and was a current resident of Oakhurst as well as a member of Sierra Pines Church. Nora passed away November 20, 2020, at Clovis Memorial Hospital due to the effects of the COVID-19 virus. She is preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Pusateri and her father, Samuel Pusateri, PhD. ...

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New Initiative Promotes Research into Fire and Forests

SACRAMENTO – Dec. 3, 2020 – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Fire Research and Outreach have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize an agreement to partner on research related to critical forest and fire issues. Highlighted by the recent large and damaging wildfires plaguing the state, the program ...

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Toys For Tots Annual Toy RoundUp

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Christmas is a special and joyous time every year, especially for the children. Not so. however, if you receive no presents. That’s where Toys for Tots comes in. The Marine Corps has been supplying less fortunate children in California with toys for Christmas since 1947. This Saturday, December 5, is your chance to help the ...

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