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How Art Shapes Our Lives – A Golden Age of Illustration

During the 1850’s our ancestors were beginning to experience many good effects brought on by the industrial revolution. For example, the development of high-speed printing presses quickly lead to an astonishing “enlightenment-of-the-masses.” Books, periodicals and newspapers, which all were beginning to include illustrations, were becoming prevalent. This phenomenon can easily be attributed to the many advances in printing technology that ...

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Meet the Artist: Aleli Gonzalez Kelton

Photo of a Flower by artist Aleli Gonzalez Kelton

My name is Aleli Gonzalez Kelton. I grew up in Burbank and attended John Burroughs High School, benefiting from the excellent photography program at JBHS in addition to participating in the Regional Occupational program offered for the field photography. The program offered many opportunities, and it wasn’t long before I decided that photography would be my career. I developed an ...

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Pet of the Week: Bailey

Hello, Bailey here. I have met the doggie doctor, had “everything” done and I am ready to go! If you want a pocket pal, that’s me! I am eight years old, love ladies and am looking for a lap. If there is a man of the house, I could learn to love him too. I like other dogs and I ...

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New Web Site Offers ‘Virtual’ Tour of Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A new web site — Virtual Yosemite — is now offering a virtual reality (VR) tour of Yosemite National Park and its surrounding areas. The new site, which went live this summer, provides high resolution, 360-degree panoramic views from over 200 locations throughout the sprawling park. Virtual Yosemite was created and photographed by pioneering VR photographer ...

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Shadow Casters Present $2,600 Check to YLP Station 10 Firefighters

YOSEMITE LAKES PARK — The Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club hosted the Sierra Moonshine Poker Run on Sept. 7 to raise money for Station 10, located in Yosemite Lakes Park and serving a wide mountain area. More than 30 bikes participated in the run, which took the riders through North Fork, around Bass Lake, into Oakhurst then on to Knowles ...

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Minarets Football: Overtime Ends in Exciting Victory

Special to Sierra News Online By Jaraith Rios O’NEALS — Minarets hosted Fowler for the first time this season as the Mustangs celebrated Homecoming week on Friday, Sept. 20. Before the game, Minarets football was 2-1 for the season while Fowler was 2-2. Both sides were prepared for a very competitive game since both did not want to add another ...

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50th Annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade: Volunteerism Leads the Way

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online OAKHURST — The importance of volunteerism and preservation of local history were the themes of the 2019 Mountain Heritage Days Parade — which took place Saturday morning in Oakhurst. The annual parade, which benefits the Fresno Flats Historic Park, is a celebration of the mountain community and its rich history. Beginning and ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Like Father – Like Son

During the year 1837, a certain young man set out to try his hand at retailing in a burgeoning New York City.  He had been the manager of a general store for nearly ten years and figured that it was time to venture out.  Together with a childhood friend, his initial plan was to open a small stationary store which ...

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Hiking to All of the Dana Lakes

Three weeks ago we attempted this hike up through wobbly rocks and boulder-strewn glacial remains, but a member of our party started showing symptoms of altitude sickness so we aborted our plan. It was time for us to finish what we had started. We visited all 5 of the Dana Lakes then headed up to Dana Plateau to exit but ...

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