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“California Wildfires Have Changed, Together We Must Adapt”

SACRAMENTO – Once again California’s wet winter created a sizable crop of new grass growth, but don’t let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass dries. It is fuel for wildfires. Now is the time to act to prevent wildfires. Governor Gavin Newsom declared May 5-11 “Wildfire Preparedness Week” to urge homeowners that “California Wildfires Have Changed, Together ...

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Oakhurst Acupuncturist’s Herbal Formulas Fuel Derby Horses

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst acupuncturist who also makes Chinese herbal formulas used to treat thoroughbred race horses felt a personal connection to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. While Gloria Garland spent most of Saturday clearing brush at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, she still found time to watch the 145th running of the Derby. “Wow, what an amazing and contentious race!” she said ...

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Head Start Offers Free Preschool, Enroll Now For 2019-2020

OAKHURST – Head Start programs will be closing for the summer break very soon, but there is still time to complete an application locally for your child to enroll in the upcoming 2019-2020 program year. The Oakhurst center will close on May 17, and the North Fork center closes on May 23. You may still apply over the summer in ...

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Celebration Of Life For Ron Greenwood, Jr.

OAKHURST – A Celebration of Life for Ron Greenwood Jr., will be held on Sunday, May 5. The event will begin at noon and will take place at 48608 Old Stage Court in Oakhurst. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church is ...

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Topical And Thoughtful: ‘Public And Private’ Opens At Gallery 5

OAKHURST — Stop by Gallery 5 at Gallery Row this week to see a new exhibit that’s “topical and thoughtful, unabashed and unapologetic, drawing attention to issues that effect and concern us all, or offering a mirror that reflects our fears, dreams, and desires.” Public and Private features works by Seattle artist Deborah Faye Lawrence, and local artists Carla Rajnus, ...

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Last Weekend For Oliver! At The Golden Chain Theatre

OAKHURST — Another sensational production completes its successful run at the Golden Chain Theatre as our local troupe of talented thespians present Oliver! — the classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The old streets of London and its surrounds come to life as young Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an ...

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Red Cross Offers Online Course And App For Pet First Aid

FRESNO — With pets being valued members of the family, it is more important than ever that families are trained in pet first aid. The American Red Cross offers an online training and app to get owners up to speed. The Cat and Dog First Aid online course and Pet First Aid App are available for pet owners, pet-sitters and ...

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Local Hiking Trails Featured In Library Presentation

OAKHURST — Local adventurer, author and photographer Tony Krizan has spent more than 30 years hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. On Saturday, May 11, he’ll share his personal experiences hiking along local area trails in a slide show presentation from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Oakhurst Branch Library’s Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. “Hiking has been ...

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Dog Of The Week: Adorable Tiny Theo

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a sweet little pup who could use a good home. Theodore is an adorable Pug and Jack Russel mix who’s about three months old. “Hi! I’m Theodore, the last of my litter of three. My brothers and I were named after Alvin and the Chipmunks, ...

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Prescribed Burning To Resume On Bass Lake Ranger District

OAKHURST – Fire officials on the Sierra National Forest have announced plans to continue the spring underburning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District for approximately 400 acres on the Greys Mountain, Doublegate, Timberloft and Lone Sequoia projects. These burn projects are concentrated along the Miami Creek watershed from Westfall Station south to Kamook OHV staging area, and in the ...

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