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McCaffrey Homes and McCaffrey Home Mortgage Win People’s Choice Awards

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FRESNO — McCaffrey Homes and McCaffrey Home Mortgage have been honored with The Fresno Bee’s People’s Choice Awards, which celebrates the best of the best. McCaffrey Homes was honored for the 13th time as a favorite “New Home Builder” and McCaffrey Home Mortgage was honored as “Favorite Mortgage Company” for the 9th time. The awards are tallied from an annual poll of ...

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Pet of the Week: Miss Muffet

Hello, I’m Miss Muffet. Maybe I should be called Marilyn instead of Muffet, you know, like Marilyn Monroe? I think my photo speaks for itself. Of course, beauty is only fur deep! Underneath all of this gorgeous fur, I am a lover at heart. I am only 10 months old and already know I like everyone! I am currently available ...

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McClintock Op Ed: ‘Quarantine and a Free Society’

By Rep. Tom McClintock (R- CA 4th Congressional District)Quarantine is the forced confinement of a person who has contracted or been exposed to an infectious disease. Although it is a long-standing police power of governments, it is seldom used because seldom needed – sick people generally stay home on their own. When it must be used, it is subject to ...

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Chukchansi Offering $10 Food Vouchers to Blood Drive Donors

FRESNO — The Central California Blood Center will host a three-day blood drive sponsored by Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino’ as part of its “Chukchansi Cares” program. The blood drive will take place Thursday (April 30) through Saturday, according to a press release issued Wednesday.“This blood drive is a bi-annual team member event that was originally scheduled to take place ...

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Madera Community Hospital and Family Health Services Welcomes New Doctor

MADERA — Dr. Geeta Ramesh is a Family Practice Physician with more than a decade of experience working with children, families and seniors in the Central Valley. Dr. Ramesh completed her residency at UCSF Fresno and is accredited by the American Board of Family Medicine. “We are thrilled to welcome an experienced female physician with the professional credentials to care ...

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Local Composer Wins Prestigious ‘Artist Vision’ Award

COARSEGOLD — Local composer Barbara Ulman’s composition “One Loon’s Afternoon” for chorus, flute and clarinet just won the Akademia 2020 Artist Vision Award — a prestigious honor in the composing world. Akademia Film Awards support musicians by streaming their music online all over the world. (Here’s a link to the video on YouTube.) According to its website, Akademia supports “excellence ...

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Guest Editorial: SCCCD Proudly Gives Back to Community

By Dr. Paul Parnell, Chancellor, State Center Community College DistrictFRESNO — We at State Center Community College District (SCCCD) would like to thank our first responders, health care and other essential employees who are reporting to work during the pandemic. You are all heroes. SCCCD (Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, Madera Community College Center and Oakhurst Community ...

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COVID-19: An Important Message from Madera Community Hospital

Dear Neighbors, During the past month our community and hospital have made significant changes in how we work. For us, this is the first time in our careers when we are caring for patients without the patient’s friends and family physically visiting to provide emotional and spiritual support. We understand families are missing out on celebrating the first hours of ...

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