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History Mystery #94: The Case of the Missing Maps

Antique image of cowboy on horseback in front of the Summerdale Hotel.

By Debby Carter, Sierra Historic Sites Association The place we know as Fish Camp has a long history. In Native American times it was a seasonal campsite for fishing and gathering acorns. After the establishment of European Americans in the area, it saw several different purposes over the years. The name “Fish Camp” waffled back and forth with “Summerdale” for ...

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Celebration of Life for Donald Wayne Harlan

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Donald Wayne Harlan was born February 15, 1929, to James and Vivian Harlan in Brawley, CA. He passed away on December 31, 2020. Don was a past Worshipful Master and member of Sierra Lodge #788 in Oakhurst, CA. Don is preceeded in death by his parents, wife Janet, son Jeff Harlan, and brother Leland. He is survived by his daughters, ...

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C21 Ditton Realty | First Time Buyer

If you are reading this article you are probably around the age 25-35 and are looking into purchasing your first home. This is one of the biggest decisions and one of the most expensive purchases you will make in your life. When purchasing your first home there are a lot of unknowns and unexpected expenses so it is important to ...

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Pet of the Week: Bronson the Cat

Image of Bronson the Cat, pet of the week.

Hey there! Bronson here! I thought I would strike my most adorable pose for you today. I heard “adorable” is the number one most valued kitty trait. However, that is only one of the things you should know about me. I’m also 10 months old, super friendly, kinda goofy — did I say I’m 10 months old? — and VERY good ...

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Chimney Fire Precautions

SACRAMENTO – As temperatures fall and you spend more time indoors in front of the fireplace, the last thing you want to think about is the condition of your chimney. Dirty chimneys can cause chimney fires, which damage or destroy homes and injure people. Clean chimneys don’t catch fire. Make sure a professional chimney sweep inspects your solid fuel venting ...

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Fresno State Alumna Decorates White House for the Holidays

Image of the CSU Fresno Bulldog mascot.

FRESNO — As Kimberly Rocca approached 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C., her eyes lit up with excitement, as she saw a long-time dream of hers come to fruition. Rocca, a local event planner, was at the White House and she was about to help decorate the historic home for the holidays. Rocca applied for the opportunity to decorate the ...

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