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How Art Shapes Our Lives: A Revolutionary Painter

Image of John Trumbull's painting of the Declaration of Independence.

By Sal Maccarone Before the camera made it so easy for us to document specific moments in time, the job was left up to the artistically inclined. The only visual record of what people looked like, or how events happened to unfolded are depictions made by artists. Before 1822 the world relied strictly on those skillful and insightful enough to ...

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Cold Weather is the Perfect Time for a Bowl of Tomato-Tortellini Soup

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When the weather is frightfully cold and you need something quick to warm you up, try this recipe for tomato-tortellini soup. With only four ingredients, you’ll be warm and cozy in no time!   Tomato-Tortellini Soup • Two 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth • One 9-ounce package of refrigerated tortellini • One 8-ounce tub cream cheese spread with chive and ...

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Pet of the Week: Stevie the Cat

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Hi, I am Stevie…..not a very girlish name, is it? I guess I should feel lucky I wasn’t named “Crook”  for my crooked tail! I am an indoor kitty, spayed, and I would say I am “mature”. I haven’t been counting so I am not sure how old I am in human years. Let’s just say I am an adult…not a crazy kid, not a senior citizen! If you are looking for a pretty, sweet girl-kitty, call for more information about me at 559-683-1266.

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Oakhurst Area Chamber Chamber of Commerce Hands out Annual Awards

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce recently held its first meeting of the new year to vote for the Man, Woman and Business of the Year Awards. With many local business’ and citizens being nominated the recipients for the 2020 Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce awards go to the following: Business of the Year: Camarena Health Camarena Health is ...

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Updated Acreage and Containment on the Manzanita Fire

NORTH FORK — The Manzanita Fire started early in the morning of Jan. 19, near Lake Drive and Road 222, in North Fork. The fire is currently at 45 percent containment and has charred 23 acres. While the Mono Winds raged, first responders were battling a blaze at the mill site near Road 225 and Douglas Ranger Station in North ...

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Celebration of Life for Ruth Genevieve Cassaro

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On December 28, 2020, Ruth Genevieve Cassaro, age 84, went home to glory. Ruth was born in Springfield, Missouri, on July 26, 1936, to Reggie and Freda Smith. Growing up in the hills of Missouri, “Ginger” loved to play music with her cousins, aunts and uncles. Her uncle would often say “Ginger gal, get over here and play some music ...

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PG&E Issues Weather ‘All Clear’ Following Public Safety Power Shutoff

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has begun patrolling lines de-energized by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that started Monday night, Jan. 18, and affected approximately 5,000 customers in seven counties. This morning, PG&E meteorologists issued the weather all-clear for remaining portions of areas affected by the PSPS. Company meteorologists previously issued the all-clear at 2 ...

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Wawona and Yosemite West Residents: REMAIN SHELTERED IN PLACE

A “Yose Alert” has been issued. Wawona and Yosemite West Residents: REMAIN SHELTERED IN PLACE. Continued hazardous wind conditions, downed power lines, downed and weakened trees make it unsafe to be outside. There will be no access in or out of these communities for at least the next 24-48 hours. Yosemite National Park will be closed today, Tuesday, January 19, ...

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Power Outage Update from PG&E

We are responding to two types of outages related to the strong wind storm that is moving through our service territory. First, we have initiated a targeted Public Safety Power Shutoff for select areas of several counties locally. In total, this event The PSPS event will affect approximately 5,200 customer accounts including 282 Medical Baseline customers in seven counties in ...

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