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Recipes of the Week: Alaska Cod Tacos & Spicy Lettuce Cups

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FOOD & DRINK — Cooking delicious family meals is surely the focus of many home chefs, from quick dishes on busy weeknights to homestyle favorites on the weekend. Equally important, however, is dishing up foods and ingredients you can feel good about serving to your loved ones. The next time seafood is on the menu, consider the source of your ...

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4 Springtime Skin Care Tips Using All-Natural Ingredients

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HEALTH & BEAUTY — Spring brings sunshine and plenty of exciting opportunities to head outdoors for fun with family and friends. While those joyous moments make the season special, all that sun exposure can wreak havoc on the skin without the proper precautions. 1.  Stay Hydrated As an important aspect of overall health, staying hydrated also helps maintain your skin’s ...

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Free Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Coming to Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — On Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 8 a.m. to noon, there will be a free hazardous waste drop-off at Yosemite High School, located at 50200 High School Road, in Oakhurst, CA. This drop-off is for Madera County residents only. Businesses will not be accepted. Acceptable Items Include AEROSOL CANS AMMONIA-BASED CLEANERS ANTIFREEZE BRAKE FLUID BATTERIES CELL PHONES COMPUTERS DEODORIZERS ...

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Prep for Fire Season With Defensible Spaces Around the Home

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MOUNTAIN COMMNUNITIES — Yosemite National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior want you to prepare for what is very likely to be a long and dry summer. There are many steps you can take NOW to prepare your home for the upcoming fire season. Consider the following ways you can protect you and your family this summer, such ...

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9 Simple Tips to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

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PETS & ANIMALS — Throughout the warmer months, many backyards play host to a variety of birds, including hummingbirds. It’s enchanting watching hummingbirds – named for the humming sound of their fast-flapping wings – as their tiny size and speed make them natural wonders. Hummingbirds can fly 25-30 miles per hour, flapping their wings an estimated 70 times per second. ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Multiple Counties

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MARIPOSA — California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring ...

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Prepare Now for Coming Increase in Summer Energy Use

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Summer’s warm weather is coming, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) customers can benefit by participating in a variety of programs to prepare for the inevitable increase in air conditioning usage associated with hotter weather that typically drives up summer energy costs. To prepare eligible customers are encouraged to take advantage of income-qualified assistance programs including: ...

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7 Fresh and Exciting Kitchen Upgrades for Your Home

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HOME & GARDEN — Designers from coast to coast are cooking up fresh ideas for kitchen upgrades. If you are planning a kitchen upgrade, take inspiration from these on-trend elements. 1. Unique Tile In recent years, backsplash tile has taken a more prominent role in kitchen design and has continued to grow in popularity to the point where tile is ...

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5 Easy Tips on How to Be a Smart & Savvy Shopper

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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY — Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, you can ensure you’re getting the most for your money with a little extra planning. These savvy shopping tips can help you score the most savings and added benefits while you’re at it. 1.  Time Your Purchase Before any big purchase, spend time researching the product and retailers to find potential ...

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Recipe of the Week: Sweet and Fluffy Peanut Butter Pie

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FOOD & DRINK — If you’ve ever taken a bite of something and the only word that came to mind was “Yum!” then you know what it’s like to experience this peanut butter dessert. It’s fluffy, sweet, perfectly crumbly and tastes delicious. It’s rich but light. It’s a dessert that will likely never go out of style. You can stop ...

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