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Mandatory 11-Digit Dialing coming to the 209 Area Code

MARIPOSA – In preparation for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) adoption of 988 as the new three- digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022, 11-digit dialing is being implemented. However, customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Mental Health Crisis Lifeline until July 16, ...

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Valley Children’s Clinical Teams Reach Milestone for Patient Safety

MADERA  – Valley Children’s commitment to providing the safest patient care is central to clinical operations – and clinical teams have reached an important milestone of 12 months without a single central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI). “This accomplishment was achieved after a decade-long commitment to eliminating this harm to our patients. This was possible because of a dedicated team ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Firefall Aerial Views

Image of Yosemite's modern-day "Firefall" from above.

Every February, for about ten days, an ephemeral waterfall on the east end of El Capitan is uniquely lighted by the setting sun, making it it appear – from certain angles – as though it is a falling river of fire. This natural “Firefall” (not to be confused with the man-made ones off of Glacier Point from 1872 through 1968) ...

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Central Sierra Foothills Wind Advisory in Effect From 10pm Saturday to 10am Sunday

NORTH FORK – The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Central Sierra Foothills, including the cities of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Lake Wishon, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake and Lodgepole. Expect northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts around ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Spring Seed Starting

Image of a group of plant seedlings.

By Bob Labozetta (UC Master Gardener, Mariposa) Starting plants from seeds can save you money, give you the option of trying interesting varieties, and bring you closer to Mother Nature’s methods of propagation. Different seeds have different germination rates, so refer to seed catalog or seed packet directions to determine when and how to start your seeds. Visit for ...

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New Artist Studio tour and a New Recording Now Available!

Image of Margaret Lazzari's home studio.

MUSEUM MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! The next artist studio live Zoom tour is Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 12 noon. FAM will bring you to the Los Angeles studio of Margaret Lazzari, one of the artists included in the current exhibition. Here She Stands: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection Margaret Lazzari is a classically trained painter whose work is rooted in her observations of the natural ...

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Pet of the Week: Pancake the Cat

Image of Pancake the cat.

Hi there, I’m Pancake! You might say I am part of the ‘breakfast’ litter. You will meet my brother, Hash Brown, next week. I am 6 months old, spayed, and I was raised in a foster home with dogs and kids, so I am used to just about any family situation you may have. If you think a young girl ...

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