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SACRAMENTO – Even though California’s seat belt requirement was put into law more than a quarter-of-a-century ago, there are some drivers and passengers who still resist the few seconds it takes to safely buckle up, or they may not properly secure a child in a car seat. The simple act of not buckling up can have life-changing consequences, such as ...

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Talking To Kids About Tragedy In The News

As events were being reported today from Connecticut, and people began posting on social media, it became apparent that the tragic realities of this story will not be limited to those who want to watch the news. The news of this unfathomable event will be broadcast extensively on television and online for days and weeks to come, and will be ...

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Have A California Gold Rush Christmas

COLUMBIA – A trip back in time to Christmases of long ago is drawing revelers to Columbia State Historic Park. The Park is decorated for the Christmas season and will host a variety of events throughout the month of December. The Columbia City Hotel Restaurant will host the 30th Annual Victorian Feast from Dec. 14 through 16, beginning at 6 ...

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My Rural Fire Fee Petition Was Denied – Now What?

CALIFORNIA -The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) is reassuring those who have received notification that their Petition for Redetminiation has been denied, in regards to Assembly Bill 29, which has come to be known as the Rural Fire Fee. “Our lawsuit anticipates that everyone’s petition will be denied,” says the HJTA in an email to subscribers, sent out on Nov. ...

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The Color Of Veterans Day

“The War To End All Wars” officially ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. But the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I, then known as The Great War, went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11, ...

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Links To Election Results

Here are the links to the results of the General Election, November 6, 2012 – -California State Election Results – http://vote.sos.ca.gov/ -Madera County Election Results – http://www.madera-county.com/special_functions/elections/nov2012/resultsc25.htm (wait for the scroll) -Mariposa County Election Results – http://www.mariposacounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/19098 -National Results – http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/

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Strutting Wild Game Birds Walk Nature's Runway

CALIFORNIA – With shorter days and a chilly nip in the air, we know fall has arrived and winter is not too far off. As the season changes, so do the habits of wildlife. Bears stock up on calories for winter hibernation, birds migrate to warmer climates and wild turkeys seem to come out in droves.

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How You Can Help Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

We may be far removed from the devastation of the massive storm along the eastern seaboard, but there are ways you can help. We want to provide residents of our mountain communities with information about things you can do to offer some assistance to those whose lives have been devasted by this storm. These are just some of the organizations ...

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