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Fresno State In-Person Commencement

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Fresno State Plans In-Person Commencement Due to Improving COVID Numbers FRESNO — Fresno County’s COVID-19 improved ranking to the state’s red tier category will allow Fresno State to offer smaller-scale, in-person commencement ceremonies May 14, 15, and 16 in Bulldog Stadium for graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. “With the expectation that Fresno County will be in a ...

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Small Business Fairness Act

SACRAMENTO – The Small Business Fairness Act (SB 430), introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R–Fresno), was approved by the Senate Business and Professions Committee with a 12-0 vote. The Small Business Fairness Act is part of Senator Borgeas’ Economic Recovery Package, which includes SB 74 and SB 265. Senate Bill 430 requires state agencies to work with small businesses and ...

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Fundraiser For Creek Fire Recovery

Central Valley Community Bank Raises over $83,000 for Central Sierra Resiliency Fund, Established in September 2020 while the Creek Fire was raging through the Central Sierra mountains, The Fund is dedicated to restore, revitalize and reforest the region. FRESNO – Central Valley Community Bank President and CEO, James M. Ford, announced that the Bank raised over $83,000 for the Central ...

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2021 Virtual Academic Pentathlon a Success!

MADERA COUNTY – The second virtual Madera County Academic Pentathlon concluded with an online Super Quiz after a full morning of testing on Saturday, March 13.  Rivergold Elementary School was the victor in this year’s 7th grade competition and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School (MLK) was the champion in the eighth grade competition. This is MLK’s first overall team ...

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Emily Dayhoff; 2021 Bearss Fellowship Award Recipient         

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the 2021 Edwin C. Bearss History Fellowship has been awarded to Emily Dayhoff. Emily is a Park Ranger who works in Yosemite National Park’s Division of Interpretation and Education, and specializes in cultural demonstration. In addition to being a full-time Park Ranger in Yosemite, Dayhoff is working on her Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage ...

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Peach Blossom Festival Goes Virtual

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FRESNO — A time-honored tradition in the Central Valley for over 60 years is rolling with the pandemic punches and going virtual this year. Fresno State knows the importance of exposure to higher education and public speaking at an early age. For 62 years, Fresno State has done its part in cultivating this exposure for Central Valley’s elementary-aged children. Organizers ...

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Mariposa Arts Council

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Arts Council is looking for new members to join and support their work reopening public programming, implementing Creative Placemaking projects, and expanding arts education initiatives. The Arts Council is anxious to bring back in-person public programming and cultural events to Mariposa and is closely following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of California ...

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Vaccine Appointments Available

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has vaccine appointments available this weekend. To check for eligibility and available times visit http://www.maderacounty.com/covid19vaccine. Related Story: B.1.1.7 Variant Found in Madera County If you are in need of assistance or are unable to access the website call 311.

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Event to Benefit Small Business

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler and the Madera County Mountain Community Chambers will be sponsoring and event to assist local small business owners who have been effected by COVID-19. Join Supervisor Wheeler and the Small Business Administration (SBA) via zoom on Thursday March 25th, 2021 at noon to learn more about SBA programs to assist ...

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Mariposa County Library

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Library offers a variety of online resources that you can access from within the library or from the comfort of home. These resources are completely free to access and use and are full of helpful information and programs. If you are home schooling or have students the library offers Encyclopedia Britannica which is a comprehensive ...

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