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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway: Then and Now

Submitted by: Daniel Chui “Some people call it Beasore, some people call it ‘Bayshore’. Whatever it is, drive up that road and just keep driving.” This was how I found out about the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, in a conversation with a local hiker and now friend Alison Card. It was early July 2020, and over the next few weeks ...

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Fresno State Contributes Millions in Economic Impact

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FRESNO — Salvador Solorio-Ruiz grew up in Delano, a small Central Valley town where 22% of residents live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census. The son of immigrants, however, was bound for something different when he became the first in his family to graduate from college — Fresno State. He returned to his hometown, started working and also ran for ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Wildflowers on the Hite Cove Trail

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Spring has come to the Sierra, bringing with it a spectacular wildflower season this year. One of the best places to view this is along the Hite Cove Trail, roughly 10 miles to the west of Yosemite’s border, along the Merced River Canyon and Highway 140. See the 360° VR experience here. Currently, millions of brilliant orange California poppies blanket ...

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Snowshoe Loop From Badger Pass to Dewey Point

Dewey Point is famous for spectacular views of Yosemite’s high country but who knew we would see Merced River Canyon poppies from the trail while snowshoeing? We enjoyed one last showshoe hurrah before winter access to Badger Pass Ski Area closed for the season. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 7.41 MilesDifficulty: ModerateElevational Range: 7,233′ to 7,570′Date: March 29, 2021CALTOPO: Badger Pass ...

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Over the Garden Fence: Multiple Raised Bed Options

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By Bob Labozetta, UC Master Gardener, Mariposa Raised garden beds generally yield more produce than traditional gardens. What’s more, the tools needed to build and maintain raised beds can be limited to a garden fork, a rake, a shovel, and a hand trowel. The goal is to create a bed of loose, fertile soil that you never step on. The ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Public Art

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By Sal Maccarone Art that is found residing in public places such as lobbies, civic centers, plazas, airports and museums, enhance the world that we live in. Not an art form in itself, public art can be abstract, or realistic, site-specific, or stand in contrast to the environment around it. It enhances the environment, and at the same time heightens ...

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Recipe of the Week

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A Delicious Easter Recipe: Easter Bunny Rolls with Spinach Dip Easter is about coming together with loved ones, enjoying beautiful spring weather and eating your family’s favorite foods. The kids will be playing, adults will be chatting and all will be patiently waiting for the table to be set. If you’re visiting and making memories with family and friends you ...

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Get the Latest News from the Fresno Art Museum!

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The week of March 15, 2021, marked the Fresno Art Museum (FAM) being closed due to COVID-19 for one whole year (except for a few weeks in October 2020). Thanks to all of you who care about the Museum, they are as vital as ever, and are ready to seamlessly reopen and sooner rather than later! Although Fresno County has ...

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Pet of the Week: Helga the Cat

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Hello there, Helga here… Just waiting to be part of your family. I am a purrrfect kitty! I like other cats and I have been in my foster home with Pearl, the lucky German Shepherd who got to go to a wonderful  rescue place. I have been spayed, and everyone says I am beautiful! All I need is a family to make my life complete. Call the EMCSPCA at 559-683-1266 to meet me.

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History Mystery #97

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History Mystery #97, Chinchilla Ranches and Mystery Signs in the Madera County Mountain Communities Prepared by Andy Brooks, Raymond Museum volunteer The Chinchilla ranch industry, though short lived by most history standards, had a favorable economic impact on the Madera County mountain area communities. How many ranches were there? What other businesses were created from the Chinchilla ranch industry? Who ...

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