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PG&E Offering More Than 120 College Scholarships Totaling Nearly $300,000

SAN FRANCISCO—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that scholarship applications are now being accepted for college-bound high schoolers as well as current college and continuing education students with a primary residence that’s a PG&E customer in Northern and Central California. More than 120 awards totaling nearly $300,000 are being made available through PG&E’s employee resource group (ERG) and ...

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Senators Borgeas and Caballero Introduce Keep California Working Act to Help Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO – Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) jointly introduced Senate Bill 74, otherwise known as the Keep California Working Act, which will invest $2.6 billion (10% of California’s projected surplus) in grants to help small businesses and employees that have sustained financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes an urgency clause so that it ...

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Wildfire Survivors Should Call FEMA Helpline or Visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 16

SACRAMENTO – Individuals and households with losses due to the wildfires in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have just five days left to register for federal aid. These counties are included in federal Disaster 4569, declared initially Oct. 16 for seven counties and expanded later. The deadline is Dec. 16 ...

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Justin Linderholm Hosting Toy Drive-Through

OAKHURST – Saturday Dec. 12th, 2020 from 8am-4pm, Minarets High School Senior, Justin Linderholm, will be hosting a Toy Drive-Through, drop off at Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane. This event is his Senior Legacy Experience project, which is close to his heart.  Justin has volunteered for several years as a “secret elf” present wrapper and family gift organizer ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Gates of the Valley

Image of Gates of the Valley, from Virtual Yosemite.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node26 This past weekend, a California regional Stay at Home order – prompted by a dramatic spike in COVID-19 infections — went into effect. Yosemite National Park was closed to overnight visits, including all camping and lodging facilities. Until further notice, the park is open only for day-use visitors between the hours ...

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Local Health Institutions Collaborate to Increase Seasonal Flu Vaccination

MADERA – Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), in collaboration with Madera Community Hospital and Camarena Health, encourage everyone, 6 months and older, to get their annual flu vaccine. Since COVID-19 and the flu can spread simultaneously, healthcare leaders are using National Influenza Vaccination Week to remind people that there is still time to get their seasonal flu vaccine. ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Offers Mountain Area Clothing Swap

by Emma Hussey, 4-H Community Service Project member COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold 4-H has collected clothing each winter to give away at our Mountain Area Clothing Swap for the past 4 years. This year will be our 5th year to continue this tradition. The event will be on Thursday, December 10th from 2pm to 5pm at the Coarsegold Community Center at 35610 ...

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Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst Opens Doors After Months of Planning

OAKHURST – Dec. 7th, 2020 – After months of planning the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst is very grateful to announce their re-opening. The Boys & Girls Club opened their doors today after being closed due to the current pandemic. The organization has been active on several fronts since the onset of the pandemic, however, it has been unable ...

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Yosemite to Remain Open During Stay at Home Order

YOSEMITE – Dec. 6, 2020 – In support of the California Regional Stay-at- Home order in the San Joaquin Valley region, beginning at noon on Monday, December 7, 2020, Yosemite National Park is open 8 am to 5 pm for day-use activities only. Lodging and campgrounds are currently closed. Some services and facilities are limited, and shuttles are not operating. ...

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