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Friday Night Lectures are Back at Fresno Flats!

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Tony Krizan presents “Sierra High Mountain Passes.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on July 8. Show starts at 6:30.  Also, they’re recording oral histories between 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. from those that have some good old stories about growing up in the area or just have an interesting personal history. Some important questions that need answering:  Did you attend the ...

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CAL FIRE Urges Safety as the Fourth of July Approaches

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SACRAMENTO — On June 28, “Safe and Sane” fireworks will go on sale in many communities across California, but CAL FIRE is reminding everyone to do their part to have a safe holiday and help prevent fires and injuries caused by fireworks. With the 4th of July holiday around the corner, state fire officials are stressing the dangers and consequences ...

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Use Color to Create an Inviting Refuge in Your Home

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HOME & GARDEN — If ever there was a need to create a tranquil escape from the chaos of the world, the time is now. Converting your living space into a soul-soothing refuge may be easier than you think as a serene color palette is often all you need to shift the mood of your home. Incorporating colors inspired by ...

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6 Tips for Investors Getting Started in Rental Properties

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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY — About to embark on your first property investment? Anxious about making a profit? You’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of tried-and-tested steps you can take to improve your chances of success. In this article, we’ll be sharing some ways to become a property investor and make a profit. Investing in real estate is a ...

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MOTG Presents High Country Chimes and The Soul Galaxy

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MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Music on the Green continues free summer concerts this weekend with High Country Chimes on Friday, July 1, and The Soul Galaxy on Saturday, July 2. High Country Chimes are based out of Tuolumne County and embrace California’s acoustic folk revival sound. Featuring a variety of vocals, acoustic guitars and Mariposa’s own, Jared ...

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Celebration of Life for Stacey Hunt Montalto

Stacey Hunt Montalto September 10, 1960 – June 17, 2022 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stacey Hunt Montalto, on June 17th, 2022, at the age of 61, from advanced cancer in the liver. Stacey passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Throughout her life, Stacey embodied the virtues of optimism, ...

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Build Friendship Skills Now for Back-to-School Success Later

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FAMILY & CHILDCARE — Children of all ages are still learning to manage their emotions and get along with others. As they learn these skills, behaviors that make academic learning more challenging for everyone else in the classroom may be seen. The end of one school year is the perfect time to prepare for the next, as you’ve got all summer ...

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CSU Summer Arts Festival Kicks Off With Jazz and Poetry

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FRESNO STATE — The California State University released its 2022 Summer Arts performance schedule, opening with a concert featuring acclaimed saxophonist Benjamin Boone in collaboration with two-time United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and other guest artists. For the 17th time, CSU Summer Arts is being hosted in-person at Fresno State, from June 27 to July 24. Summer Arts ...

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County Clerk Rebecca Martinez Certifies Election Results

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Please see the attached election result summary. The results of the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election have been certified by Madera County Clerk Rebecca Martinez and are final. If you have any questions, please contact the Madera County Elections Division. Official Summary Certification June 2022 (PDF)

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Air District Board Approves Clean Air Rooms Pilot Program

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Valley Air District Governing Board unanimously voted last week to launch a pilot Clean Air Rooms program. The pilot program, which should open in a few weeks, will provide approximately 1,500 free residential air purifier units with one additional replacement filter to residents throughout Valley disadvantaged communities. The goal of the program is to help mitigate ...

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