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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Oscar

Image of Walt Disney and Shirley Temple at the Oscars.

By Sal Maccarone The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences was the idea of Louis B. Mayer (1884-1957), head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM.) Mr. Mayer felt that the organization would lend respectability and status to the movie industry, the reputation of which had been tarnished during the Roaring Twenties. So on May 4, 1927, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts ...

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Statement from Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

At approximately 12:30 p.m., our fire alarms sounded, and we quickly and safely evacuated guests and team members from the property; no injuries have been reported. We’re grateful for the support of our firefighter teams who responded to this situation swiftly. The source of the fire is currently under investigation and is unrelated to the Creek Fire. The location has been ...

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Ponderosa Consumer Disaster Protection Measures

O’Neals, CA Sept. 10, 2020  — Ponderosa, a family owned and operated technology provider in the Sierra foothills, would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the men and women battling the devastating Creek Fire. This fire has hit particularly close to home as it is currently actively burning within our service territories, particularly within the communities of Big Creek, ...

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Charles Gaines Works on Display (Virtually) at the Fresno Art Museum

Image of a work by Charles Gaines.

Charles Gaines is a pivotal figure in the field of Conceptual Art. Gaines’ works are often on paper and acrylic glass. His photographs, drawings, musical compositions, and video installations investigate how rule-based procedures influence representation and construct meaning. Visitors to the Fresno Art Museum will find the image below on permanent display near the entrance to the Bonner Auditorium. Charles ...

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Wawona Community Meeting Video

WAWONA – Sept. 9, 2020 – The community of Wawona held a public meeting last evening to discuss the current conditions of the Creek Fire and evacuation warnings. The video of last night’s meeting is available here (or search for Yosemite Fire and Aviation on Facebook). (An account is not needed to view the video.)  

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Creek Fire: 163,138 Acres Burned and 360 Structures Destroyed

NORTH FORK – Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 – A strong weather inversion is expected to continue moderate fire activity on the west side of the fire by holding smoke over the area which is providing shade and a buffer from the gusty winds at higher elevations. Hand crews and equipment operators are making progress constructing containment lines from the San Joaquin ...

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Creek Fire Update and Evacuation Centers

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020 – 10 am – The Red Cross temporary evacuation point at the Oakhurst Community Center has been closed.  If you are in need of an evacuation center please go to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Rd. Mariposa, CA. 95338 or Clovis North High School, 2770 E. International Ave. Fresno, CA. 93730. The Creek Fire continues ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Lukens Lake Wildflowers

Image of a Virtual Yosemite screenshot showing wildflowers.

For the interactive 360° virtual reality experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node254 The hike to Lukens Lake is a relatively easy one by Yosemite standards, in spite of the 8,200′ elevation.  The trail extends about 0.8 miles from Tioga Road, and only climbs about 200 feet. This is a good trail for young kids (not too long and not too steep.) As ...

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BLM Temporarily Closes Recreation Area in Madera and Fresno

BAKERSFIELD — The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office has issued a temporary emergency closure of the San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area in Fresno and Madera counties due to wildland fire danger. The closure is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice. The Creek Fire is exhibiting extreme fire behavior and has burned nearly ...

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