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A Record SCE Workforce of More Than 2,000 Repairs Infrastructure and Restores Power

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Article submitted by Paul Netter, SCE FRESNO — Big Creek has always had “the hardest-working water in the world,” but after the devastation of the Creek Fire, it might also lay claim to the hardest-working wildfire restoration effort too. Not to mention the largest restoration effort in Southern California Edison’s history. Following a wildfire that began on Sep. 4 and ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Gates of the Valley

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For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to This past weekend, a California regional Stay at Home order – prompted by a dramatic spike in COVID-19 infections — went into effect. Yosemite National Park was closed to overnight visits, including all camping and lodging facilities. Until further notice, the park is open only for day-use visitors between the hours ...

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Hiking With Tarantulas Along Eastman Lake

On any given hike, I just never know who or what I will run into. What should have been a fairly routine hike along Eastman Lake’s rolling Lakeview Trail became more interesting when tarantulas came into the mix! Distance: 7.82 MilesDifficulty: Easy to Moderate, depending on how far you goElevation Range: 586′ to 707′Date: November 23, 2020Maps: Ben Hur and ...

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Help Grace Community Church UCC Feed North Fork this Christmas

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NORTH FORK — Each year, Grace Community Church makes Christmas food baskets available for the residents of North Fork. This year will be a little different due to COVID-19 restrictions and financial constraints. There will be no advance signups as in the past, and the pickup will be a drive-through on the church campus. As costs increase for this program, ...

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Online Puppy Scams Rising Sharply in 2020, BBB Warns

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FRESNO — The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for pets as people seek to add a pet to the family to ease the loneliness and tension of prolonged time at home. Many feel that they now have more time to train a puppy. With this rising demand has come a spike in pet scams, in which an online search ...

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Give BIG by Shopping Small This Festive Season

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Celebrate the season by sharing your appreciation of Yosemite National Park and beautiful Bass Lake by supporting local small businesses in the region. Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s Holiday Gift Guide includes fun gifts from favorite local businesses. Generate a new way for traditional gift-giving with presents and mementos from your favorite vacation spot.  Revive that “Yosemite glow” for ...

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Celebration of Life for Nora Janet Griffiths

Nora Janet Griffiths, age 76, was born in Los Angeles and was a current resident of Oakhurst as well as a member of Sierra Pines Church. Nora passed away November 20, 2020, at Clovis Memorial Hospital due to the effects of the COVID-19 virus. She is preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Pusateri and her father, Samuel Pusateri, PhD. ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Panum Crater Near Mono Lake

Image of Panum Crater near Mono Lake.

For the interactive 360° VR experience, go to A short distance east of Yosemite, and just beyond the south shore of Mono Lake lies a series of volcanic craters, some as old as 40,000 years, created by rhyolitic eruptions. The newest of these is Panum Crater – believed to have formed only 650 years ago. Panum’s eruptions produced lava ...

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