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Virtual Yosemite: Cave Environments

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Yosemite’s caves! Yosemite is perhaps best known for its towering granite peaks, spectacular waterfalls, and dramatic vistas – features which draw close to four million visitors to the park every year. However, hidden within these attractions are numerous well-concealed caves that most visitors remain unaware of. Experience an interactive 360° VR view inside one of these caves here. Most of ...

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Rockstar Minarets Coach: Bob Siebenberg

Submitted by Caden Shows and Trever Jobinger, student journalists with Minarets Press O’NEALS – Both old and young alike have or had aspirations of being a rockstar. Although this is not realistic for most, Minarets varsity baseball assistant coach Bob Siebenberg actually was one. Not known to many, Siebenberg was a drummer for the very popular 70s rock band, Supertramp. ...

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Chawanakee Welcomes New Interim Superintendent

Submitted by Marshall Newton, student journalist with Minarets Press O’NEALS – Chawanakee Unified School District has a new Interim-Superintendent: Dr. Stephen Foster. While he may seem new to some, he is actually the former Chawanakee Superintendent and, as explained by principal Daniel Ching, “He was instrumental in the building and design of Minarets.” Dr. Foster will be acting superintendent until ...

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The Perfect Pancake for Your Valentine

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Finding something unique and special to do on Valentine’s Day for your significant other can be a challenge. Every year, the day to celebrate love rolls around and every year it may seem like you’re out of ideas. Many people feel the same way. However, with just a couple bowls, a cookie cutter and a skillet, your Valentine’s Day could ...

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Over Half the California Legislature Supports Keep California Working Act

SACRAMENTO – The Keep California Working Act (SB74 Borgeas-Caballero) has recently attracted an even stronger coalition of statewide legislative support. As of today, 63 out of 120 California legislators, more than half the Legislature, have signed on to the bill, which would invest $2.6 billion of California’s unanticipated revenue in one-time grants for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. ...

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Over the Garden Fence: What Vegetables Should I Grow?

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Beginning vegetable gardeners are often stymied about what vegetables to grow in their gardens. The general rule of thumb is to pick easy-to-grow varieties that you enjoy eating. California has a unique Mediterranean climate that is suitable for growing many types of vegetables throughout the year. In cooler northern climates, most crops are grown in the late spring and summer. ...

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Pet of the Week: Becky the Cat

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Hi, I’m Becky. That is Becky, the black beauty! At only eight months of age, I am not only a sleek, shiny, feline specimen, I am as sweet as pie! And check out these gorgeous golden eyes! No need to say more! Just call to meet me 559-693-1266.

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PG&E to Lovebirds: Make Sure the Only Sparks You Generate Are with Your Valentine, and Not from Metallic Balloons in Power Lines

Prevent power outages by securing metallic balloons with a weight SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Valentine’s Day is only a few days away and couples across California are busy making elaborate romantic plans that entail . . . staying at home. But if those Covid-19-friendly, stay-at-home plans involve metallic balloons, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reminding all of its customers ...

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Highway 41 Opens From South Gate Entrance to Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – Wawona Road (continuation of Highway 41) is now open from the South Entrance gate to Yosemite Valley with no chain restrictions. Winter weather including snow is in the forecast. If traveling to Yosemite be prepared with chains as they may be required at any time. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) to check on road conditions. Remember ...

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