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Warm Weather Tips to Keep Pets Safe All Summer Long

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PETS & ANIMALS —  Summer means extra time outdoors. Sunny months provide a perfect opportunity for bonding with pets, but higher temperatures, seasonal plants and pests and additional travel can pose higher risks for complications. To help keep dogs, cats and other pets safe during summer adventures, consider these tips from the experts at VCA Animal Hospitals, which has more ...

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Celebration of Life for Allen Borden

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Allen Borden March 21, 1961 – March 17, 2022 With heavy hearts, the family of Allen Borden would like to announce his passing. We would like to invite friends and loved ones to his upcoming Celebration of Life. He was born March 21, 1961 and passed away on March 17, 2022. Our hearts are broken and we miss him so ...

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Yosemite National Park Seeks Help Finding Taggers

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — On Friday night on May 20, 2022, there were multiple reports of vandalism on the Yosemite Falls Trail. Park rangers quickly set up what is known as a “trail block” and were able to identify several potential suspects. On Saturday, May 21, rangers were able to further investigate the damage and found approximately 30 locations along the ...

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A Message From Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez

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A message from Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters for Madera County.  Good afternoon, I wanted to provide you with an update with where we are with regards to processing ballots. As you probably know by now, we counted 13,417 votes on Election Day. However, in Madera County and throughout the entire State, voters chose to hold on to ...

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Motorcycle Fatality on CA-41 and River Falls Rd. in Oakhurst

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OAKHURST — On June 12, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., the Merced CHP Communications Center received a call of a traffic collision which occurred on northbound State Route 41 at River Falls Road. Officers from the Oakhurst Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) and medical emergency personnel responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 35-year-old male was riding a 1994 ...

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How to Install Bathroom Tile Like a Pro

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HOME & GARDEN — Updating the flooring can help infuse new life into tired, outdated bathrooms. For an upscale, polished look that doesn’t have to break the bank, consider installing tile flooring. Before you get started, you’ll want to make some decisions about the look and feel of your flooring: Ceramic or stone? Weigh factors such as porosity, how slippery ...

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Fulbright Awarded to Professor to Study Pedagogy in Ireland

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FRESNO STATE — Fresno State professor of music theory and composition Dr. Benjamin Boone was named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year. The award will take him to Ireland to learn about the musical pedagogy and work with other musicians to create and record new music. Boone will be based at the Irish World Academy of Music ...

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8 Power Tips for Job Hunters, Including Recent Grads

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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY — Finding a professional job after college doesn’t have to be stressful, if you take a systematic approach, according to Micheala Bojorquez-Ford and Patricia Turnbull, two faculty experts on job searching from the Craig School of Business at Fresno State. Bojorquez-Ford and Turnbull offer these tips for successful job hunting. 1. Recognize that finding a job can take ...

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Hiking Yosemite’s Mono Pass Trail Beyond Spillway Lake

Yosemite’s Mono Pass Trail is a magical trail, leading the way to snowy peaks and colorful red mountains framing high lakes. Those lakes were still sporting a bit of ice when I hit that historic trail. Where: Yosemite National ParkDistance: 11.04 MilesDifficulty: Moderate to StrenuousElevation Range: 9,596′ – 10,972′Elevation Gain: 1,605′Date: June 9, 2022Map: CALTOPO: Hiking to Helen and Spillway LakesDog ...

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