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Escape with Mom to Capitola Beach for the Day

Nineteen days of heat and smoke from the Ferguson Fire had me looking for another short escape and adventure. Mom said she was was up for an adventure, so we headed to a place were she had spent some time but it was a long while back. It had been over 70 years since she spent a summer babysitting in ...

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This is Us: Judy DeRosa

“I was always an artist. When my mother wrote my name to help me learn it, I was more interested in the different colors than the letters. Although I’ve had various jobs, they’ve all centered around art or design. “I even taught art in a women’s prison. There was a program called Arts and Corrections and I really felt like ...

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Shoes For Kids At Hillside Baptist

NORTH FORK — As kids and their families prepare for a new school year, Hillside Baptist Church says their annual tradition of free shoes, socks, haircuts and lunch continues for local children. On Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon, local children will be provided with new shoes and new socks at no charge. By collecting donations, the church ...

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Escape to Moss Landing for the Day

Adventures come in every shape and size and sometimes they are not really planned. My plan was to head up to Saddlebag Lake to do some camping but the Ferguson Fire blocked my easy route there. After living in heat and smoke for 6 days and glued to the fire updates, I needed to escape and came up with the ...

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Back To School Blessings At Sierra Pines

OAKHURST — The beginning of a new school year can be exciting, filled with new clothes, new haircuts and school supplies. At this same time, there are families in our community that dread the new school year, wondering how they will afford all the costs. The Women’s Ministry at Sierra Pines Church wants to help meet this need in the ...

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Give A Little Bit For Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson

COARSEGOLD — Chukchansi’s 2018 Sounds of Summer concert series brings Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson to the outdoor pavilion stage on Friday, July 27. “Roger Hodgson has been recognized as one of the most gifted composers, songwriters and lyricists of our time,” reads the promo. “As the legendary voice and composer of many of the band’s greatest hits, he gave us Give a ...

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A Teen’s Take On What To Do Around Yosemite’s South Gate

By Chase McGovern — MOUNTAIN AREA — “Teens will love it! I can tell you from experience, because I am one.” — Chase McGovern Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad If you are traveling to the South Gate of Yosemite, a great place to visit is the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. It is an hour-long scenic journey through the Sierra ...

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Portions Of Yosemite National Park To Close Ahead Of Ferguson Fire

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that parts of the park will be closed as the nearly 37,000 acre Ferguson Fire moves ever-eastward toward Highway 41 and the communities of Wawona and Yosemite West. Yosemite Valley and Wawona will close at noon tomorrow, July 25, to all visitors due to the ongoing impacts of the fire. These closures ...

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Items Stolen From Penske Truck Found In Driveway In YLP

MADERA COUNTY – With help from a few very alert citizens in Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP), Helen Schreider — 93-year-old artist, author and explorer — has recovered the items that went missing when a Penske rental truck was stolen from a Fresno hotel. The truck had already been recovered, but now, all the items that were stolen before the truck ...

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Creative, Artistic, Functional: Mountain Sewing Club For Girls

OAKHURST — Heads bent in concentration, youthful brows furrowed slightly, fingers resting gently on fabric as the tac-tac-tac sound of multiple sewing machines fills the large room. And no one’s on their phone. This has been the scene recently as the Mountain Sewing Club — a group of girls age 8 to 11 — has gathered with lead instructor Tina ...

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