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OAKHURST — Since the Queen’s Inn and Idle Hour Winery’s opening 15 years ago, the hotel and  winery have become a community staple and “the place to be” for a wealth of amenities, most  notably, wines, lodging, cuisine, live music and events, not to mention the beautiful 5-acre riverfront property the businesses share for guests to enjoy.   Partners Deb Payne and ...

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California to Invest $700M in Transportation Infrastructure

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SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $700 million today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $272 million – more than a third of the funding. “This critical investment will help Caltrans continue repairing, maintaining and upgrading our state’s aging transportation infrastructure ...

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Sweet N’ Juicy to Play Free Concert at the Hideout Saloon

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MARIPOSA — Lose yourself in a night of laughter and dancing with Sweet N’ Juicy, the only band of fruit known throughout the West Coast and beyond as being party music specialists. Their funky music and engaging performance will blow the roof off of the Hideout Saloon on May 27, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Dancing starts at 9 p.m. ...

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Baz Center Shares Ways to Control Asthma This Spring

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FRESNO — If you’re wheezing, coughing, and breathless, chances are you’re one of the approximately 26 million Americans suffering from asthma. In recognition of May being National Asthma Awareness Month, Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, in partnership with the American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, is sharing how to identify if one’s asthma is not under control and ...

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Engineering Grad Learns the True Meaning of Resilience

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FRESNO STATE — Jesus Gutierrez Plascencia’s parents decided to move from Guadalajara, Mexico, to the Central Valley in 2013 so their children would have better educational opportunities. It had been eight years since the California native had returned to the United States. When Plascencia and his family presented their documents to an officer to cross the border, he heard his ...

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Recipes of the Week: Alaska Cod Tacos & Spicy Lettuce Cups

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FOOD & DRINK — Cooking delicious family meals is surely the focus of many home chefs, from quick dishes on busy weeknights to homestyle favorites on the weekend. Equally important, however, is dishing up foods and ingredients you can feel good about serving to your loved ones. The next time seafood is on the menu, consider the source of your ...

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11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon Coming Soon

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Visit Yosemite | Madera County has once again partnered with professional triathlon producer Jonathan Grinder of Tucson Racing to present the 11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon on June 4, 2022, in the Pines Village at Bass Lake. The race will begin at 7 a.m. and athletes should begin arriving around 5:30 a.m. The race should end ...

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FAM Presents Music, Margaritas, & The Killer Dueling Pianos

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FRESNO — The Killer Dueling Pianos are charismatic and hilarious behind the keys, so let us laugh and dance into the night. Make sure to bring your music requests, your appetite, and come thirsty! No-host bar will include frozen margaritas, beer, wine, soda, and water. Saturday, June 4, 2022 Fresno Art Museum’s Sculpture Garden 2233 N. First Street 7 – ...

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$2,000 Reward: Information Wanted by the Madera Area CHP

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MADERA — On May 10, 2022, at 11:35 a.m., there was a hit and run traffic crash resulting in one fatality on Avenue 9, just west of State Route 99 in Madera County. The California Highway Patrol Madera Area is seeking public assistance with the ongoing investigation into the identity of the driver of the 2005 – 2010 Volkswagen Jetta ...

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Fresno State Makes Top 50 on Money’s 2022 Best Colleges List

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FRESNO STATE — Fresno State is among the nation’s best colleges when it comes to quality, affordability, and outcomes, ranking No. 29 in Money’s new 2022 Best Colleges list, the online financial publication announced on Monday. This year, for the first time, Money separated its annual rankings into two lists: a main ranking of 623 colleges nationwide and a secondary ...

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6 Tips for Planning a Sweet Graduation Celebration

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — When years of hitting the books leads to a hard-earned diploma, there’s just one thing left to do. Celebrate with a party! To do it right (and with minimal headache and drama), consider these great tips! 1. Make a Guest List This is a very important first step as deciding who you’d like to invite may ...

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