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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Can Now Accept Emergency 911 Text

MARIPOSA – Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office now has the ability to accept emergency text messages. Residents can text 911 instead of calling, if they are unable to do so in the case of an emergency. This technology is available to use from their cell phones when speaking on the phone is not an option or could put the caller in ...

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A Record SCE Workforce of More Than 2,000 Repairs Infrastructure and Restores Power

Image of Edison crews working on repairs.

Article submitted by Paul Netter, SCE FRESNO — Big Creek has always had “the hardest-working water in the world,” but after the devastation of the Creek Fire, it might also lay claim to the hardest-working wildfire restoration effort too. Not to mention the largest restoration effort in Southern California Edison’s history. Following a wildfire that began on Sep. 4 and ...

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Sierra National Forest Extends Sierra – Creek Fire Closure Order and Recreation Sites Through January 6

Clovis Calif., – The Sierra National Forest announces the extension of the Sierra – Creek Fire Closure Order through January 06, 2021. The purpose of Creek Fire Order No. 05-15-00-20-22 is to protect public and employee health and safety, along with protection of natural and cultural resources on the Sierra National Forest from December 10, 2020 – January 06, 2021. ...

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Cardiologist Hardik Patel, MD, joins Adventist Health Medical Offices

OAKJURST – Board-certified cardiologist Hardik Patel, MD, has joined the medical staff at Adventist Health Medical Office in Oakhurst, as well as Fowler and Selma. Patel specializes in general cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease, vascular heart disease, arrhythmias (arterial fibrillation) along with preventative ...

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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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