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Woman Gives Birth In Bass Fork Parking Lot

NORTH FORK – Two Sheriff’s deputies working the French Fire, broke free from their patrol duties this morning to render aid to a woman who had just given birth in a parking lot on Road 200 in North Fork. At around 10:20 a.m on Thursday, July 31, FOX 26 (KMPH, Fresno) contacted the Madera County Sheriff’s Office asking them to ...

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Mobile Home Burns In Whispering Pines

OAKHURST – A fire in Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park this morning may have spread into the surrounding vegetation and nearby homes were it not for the quick response of firefighters. At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, a fire was reported in a double-wide mobile home on the lower level of the park located at 41941 Road 222.

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Columbian Exposition

Image of the Columbian Exposition of 1893

By Sal Maccarone It is always entertaining to try and imagine what the world will be like a century from now. Even though it is impossible to fully comprehend what the future has to hold, we need only to look at the strides taken during the past one hundred years to get some clues. For instance, my grandparents were born ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Palace of Fine Arts

Image of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

By Sal Maccarone It is fascinating once realized how the discovery of gold here in California had such a profound impact worldwide. For instance, as a direct result of the 1849 gold rush, leaders in this country began thinking more seriously about connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This of course was to facilitate commerce by moving goods, (and people), ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Local Architecture

By Sal Maccarone — Great architectural achievements always reflect a careful blending of art and science. Throughout the process of building something great these two disciplines will come together and, by designing and building a structure which reflects certain considerations, all things will work in harmony to produce a three dimensional form of art. Becoming an important piece of architecture ...

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Reforestation Program Begins On SNF, Seedlings Available

NORTH FORK – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2019 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 500 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French and Courtney Fires. Approximately 200 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted, totaling up to 120,000 on the district ...

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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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We Love Riding And Taking Care Of The Forest

MOUNTAIN AREA — An easy-going group of like-minded, ultra-competent individuals, the Sierra Freepackers unit of the Back Country Horsemen of California (BCHCSFP) is comprised of a small but committed unit of volunteers, currently 50 members strong. Despite their moderate size, the group consistently ranks among the highest per capita for volunteer hours in trail maintenance, public awareness and education, logging ...

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Sierra National Forest Offers Free Pine Seedlings To The Public

NORTH FORK  – The Bass Lake Ranger District is set to begin its 2018 reforestation program. During the next two months, contract and Forest Service crews will be planting approximately 350 acres focusing on the areas of the 2014 French and Courtney Fires. Approximately 250 to 320 seedlings per acre will be planted on the district, totaling up to 100,000 ...

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