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Growing Tomatoes in the Hot, Dry Sierra Foothills — Part 3

By Bob Labozetta —  This final part of a three-part series on growing tomatoes in our hot, dry climate details proper cultivation techniques. In areas with no natural shade use shade cloth to cool tomatoes during the hours of most intense sunlight — usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Orient the shade structure so it is open to the ...

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Going Home: The Lives And Deaths Of Three Yosemite Climbers

MARIPOSA — The guest speaker series supporting the exhibit A History of Rock Climbing in Yosemite Valley continues at the Mariposa Museum with Chris Van Leuven on Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m. Van Leuven is a freelance writer and former editor at Alpinist Magazine. He grew up in Marin County, California, before moving to Yosemite at age 18, where ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Mission Style

By Sal Maccarone — Within the realms of art and architecture the word style can refer either to the values followed while considering what will be created, or to the physical techniques employed during the actual process. In order to begin a study of the Mission style, one needs to go all the way back to 18th century Spain. At ...

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Sierra Storm Warning For Snow Above 6,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service (NWS) says a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Central Sierra above 6,000 feet from 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, May 19 at 11 p.m. Unsettled weather continues over the next few days with areas of rain, snow, and wind across central California, according to the NWS. A ...

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PG&E To Customers: Have a Plan for Upcoming Spring Storms

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists are forecasting that spring storms will impact its service area today and Thursday. PG&E meteorologists forecast a late spring storm moving into the service area beginning this afternoon, and they urge customers to take the necessary steps to be prepared and stay safe. Moderate to heavy rain is forecast to ...

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Sierra Storm Warning For Heavy Snow Above 5,000 Feet

MOUNTAIN AREA — Remember all that rain we wished for all those years? We’re getting it, says the National Weather Service (NWS), as a disturbance will impact our area starting tonight, Wednesday, May 15, through Friday morning, May 17, bringing rain to the foothills and valley and snow to the mountains. Then, a series of storm systems arriving on Saturday ...

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Are You Prepared To Evacuate And Care For Your Animals?

FRESNO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared May 11 as National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. This declaration stresses the importance of making advance plans to protect your pets if disaster strikes. “A majority of pet owners consider their pets to be family members,” say Naomi Tobias, founder and CEO of the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT). “When ...

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CostaLivos Bistro Hosts Party For KRYZ Community Radio

MARIPOSA — CostaLivos Italian Bistro in the Mariposa Hotel will host a party and fundraiser for KRYZ Radio, as hosts Don and Kim Costa invite the community to join in. “Come join the fun and enjoy the taste of Italian cuisine while helping to support KRYZ Radio!” With its first official broadcast on New Year’s Eve nearly four years ago, ...

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Flash Flood Warning For Mariposa County, Heavy Rain In Central California

MARIPOSA – The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Flash Flood Warning for central Mariposa County until 8:15 p.m. There is a broader alert issued for Central California (see below). At 2:16 p.m. today, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across central Mariposa County. Flash flooding and debris flows are expected to begin shortly. Some locations that will experience ...

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Are You Prepared For Public Safety Power Shutoffs During Fire Season?

FRESNO – As wildfire season approaches, residents need to be aware of and prepared for the possibility that their power will be shut off – sometimes for several days – as a safety precaution. California’s three largest energy companies have announced a coordinated wildfire safety and awareness campaign to prepare Californians for the threat of extreme weather and power outages ...

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