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Indoor Operations for Nail Salons are Now Permitted With Modifications

Effective immediately, indoor operations for nail salons are permitted with modifications in California. For counties that are in the purple tier (widespread) such as Madera County: Nail services and physician-ordered electrolysis may now be performed indoors Tattooing, piercing, and non-medical electrolysis must close and cannot be performed outdoors All other personal services must be performed outdoors only with modification The updated guidance for expanded ...

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Torta & Agua Fresca at Dulce Sabor

It was still too smoky to hike, the USFS had closed the forests, and the latest blow to me getting a hike in was when Yosemite National Park closed, cutting off my Tioga Road access. But it was not too smoky to eat a Chicken Torta and have a refreshing Strawberry Agua Fresca at Dulce Sabor. I arrived for my ...

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It’s a Flashback to 2016 at the Fresno Art Museum

Image of a Hung Liu exhibit at the Fresno Art Museum.

Every so often the Fresno Art Museum likes to look back at some of their great exhibitions. Do you remember the Council of 100’s “Distinguished Woman Artist for 2016” exhibition titled “Hung Liu: Scales of History?” For over 30 years, the Fresno Art Museum’s Council of 100 has remained a unique organization devoted to recognizing outstanding women in the arts. ...

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Forest Service Opens Access to Some National Forests

VALLEJO – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces increased access to some National Forests in California beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California remains in place. Nine National Forests in California remain closed: Angeles NF, Cleveland ...

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Online Creek Fire Fundraiser to Benefit Those Who Have Lost Their Homes

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — An online Creek Fire fundraiser has been started by local business owners directly affected by the fire, with many of them having been evacuated from their homes.   Local t-shirt brand, Get Deerty, has teamed up with local artist Kirsten Casey of Blue Lotus Hemp to create a Creek Fire relief fundraiser. An assortment of items, including t-shirts, ...

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Virtual Yosemite: The Blue Jay Fire on Tioga Road

Image of the Blue Jay Fire off of Tioga Road.

YOSEMITE – Fires are inundating not only California, but most of the western United States, leaving both unprecedented smoky skies as well as widespread damage in their wake. Fire is an important part of the wilderness ecosystem, however. The National Park Service will let fires, such as this one just below the Tioga Road in Yosemite, burn naturally, allowing them ...

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What the Best Dressed Corgi Wears When She Hikes

Like everyone else, I spent the past week closely watching the progress of the Creek Fire, along with so many other fires. There was too much smoke to do any hiking and while hiding inside from that smoke, it seemed like a good time to tell you about Fannie the Corgi’s hiking wardrobe. She recently joined my hiking team and ...

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Charles Gaines Works on Display (Virtually) at the Fresno Art Museum

Image of a work by Charles Gaines.

Charles Gaines is a pivotal figure in the field of Conceptual Art. Gaines’ works are often on paper and acrylic glass. His photographs, drawings, musical compositions, and video installations investigate how rule-based procedures influence representation and construct meaning. Visitors to the Fresno Art Museum will find the image below on permanent display near the entrance to the Bonner Auditorium. Charles ...

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Virtual Yosemite: Lukens Lake Wildflowers

Image of a Virtual Yosemite screenshot showing wildflowers.

For the interactive 360° virtual reality experience, go to: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node254 The hike to Lukens Lake is a relatively easy one by Yosemite standards, in spite of the 8,200′ elevation.  The trail extends about 0.8 miles from Tioga Road, and only climbs about 200 feet. This is a good trail for young kids (not too long and not too steep.) As ...

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