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Pet of the Week: Becky the Cat

Image of Becky, pet of the week.

Hi, I’m Becky. That is Becky, the black beauty! At only eight months of age, I am not only a sleek, shiny, feline specimen, I am as sweet as pie! And check out these gorgeous golden eyes! No need to say more! Just call to meet me 559-693-1266.

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Valentine’s Day is Almost Here at the Fresno Art Museum

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LAST CHANCE! The Fresno Art Museum (FAM) has some great gifts that would be perfect for giving to that special someone on Valentine’s Day! Click here to see their suggestions. Online ordering and curbside pick-up from The Museum Store is available this Thursday & Friday for your shopping pleasure anytime!          

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Columbian Exposition

Image of the Columbian Exposition of 1893

By Sal Maccarone It is always entertaining to try and imagine what the world will be like a century from now. Even though it is impossible to fully comprehend what the future has to hold, we need only to look at the strides taken during the past one hundred years to get some clues. For instance, my grandparents were born ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Winter in Yosemite Valley

Image of El Capitan in winter.

YOSEMITE — The peace and relative quiet of Yosemite in winter, particularly after a fresh snow fall, can be a magical experience. Unfortunately, travel in California is currently restricted to within 120 miles of home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the beauty of Yosemite persists. Yosemite is now open only to day use visitors, between the hours of 8 ...

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History Mystery #94: The Case of the Missing Maps

Antique image of cowboy on horseback in front of the Summerdale Hotel.

By Debby Carter, Sierra Historic Sites Association The place we know as Fish Camp has a long history. In Native American times it was a seasonal campsite for fishing and gathering acorns. After the establishment of European Americans in the area, it saw several different purposes over the years. The name “Fish Camp” waffled back and forth with “Summerdale” for ...

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Pet of the Week: Bronson the Cat

Image of Bronson the Cat, pet of the week.

Hey there! Bronson here! I thought I would strike my most adorable pose for you today. I heard “adorable” is the number one most valued kitty trait. However, that is only one of the things you should know about me. I’m also 10 months old, super friendly, kinda goofy — did I say I’m 10 months old? — and VERY good ...

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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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