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Buy State Parks Annual Pass On Tax Return

CALIFORNIA – Californians can now purchase their California State Parks Annual Pass on their state income tax return. It is a new option than makes the process quick and easy. This new option was created through the California State Park Stewardship Act of 2012 (AB 1589), a new state law authored by former state Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael. The ...

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An Excellent Weekend Road Trip!

Visit America’s Newest National Park The Pinnacles National Monument, now called The Pinnacles National Park, was just signed into law as America’s 59th National Park. The bill was sent from Congress and signed by Mr. Obama on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The Park is located in the Coast Ranges near Hollister, CA. Theodore Roosevelt first designated this Park a National ...

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Alaska Or Bust!

“Anchorage 3067 miles ahead”, or at least that is what our GPS informed us when we pulled out of our driveway on a warm September afternoon. As we drove through Ahwahnee, my husband pulled out the mp3 player and surprised me with one of the new songs he downloaded for our journey. “North to Alaska. They’re goin’ North, the rush ...

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Coarsegold Historical Society Invites You To The Netherlands

YOU ARE INVITED……to join a fabulous trip of History and Beauty sponsored by the Coarsegold Historical Society and hosted by experienced travelers Jack and Kay Good. Leaving on Mar. 29, 2014, from Fresno, and returning Apr. 12, the trip includes 10 nights on a deluxe river boat with visits to many historic towns and cities in the Netherlands and Belgium. ...

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What To Do If Your Vehicle Catches Fire

With the summer travel season approaching, motorist do their best to prepare for any eventuality while on the road. One thing they may not anticipate is what they would do if their vehicle catches fire, and those split second decisions could mean the difference between a bothersome interruption of a vacation, and tragedy. According to a recently released U.S. Fire ...

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S|N|O's Farthest Facebook Fan Tells His Story

Written by Chris Shigley Hello SierraNewsOnline readers! SHANGHAI, CHINA — I’ve been following SNO for a month or so now, and could be one of the furthest-flung fans, having lived in Shanghai, China for the past five years. Some folks have wondered how someone with connections in the Sierra ended up living on the other side of the world. Short ...

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Paris In The Rain

After a month driving around France this June (we did the opposite loop direction in 99), we spent our 50th wedding anniversary in Paris, where we met old graduate student friends from the sixties for dinner and drinks. I’ll spare you most of the typical tourist shots of the Eiffel Tower, substituting toilettes and subways instead.

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Chamonix

Chamonix, near Mont Blanc. We were pleasantly surprised at how attractive it was. I guess that’s because I had only read accounts by mountaineers and climbers, and they emphasized how touristy it is and how the French climbers are so sloppy and leave garbage all over the campgrounds. So here are a few pics, mostly of the architecture. We didn’t ...

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Annecy, France

A few nights in the attractive city of Annecy left us wishing for more. Sometimes called the Venice of France it has canals, a lake, castles, great food, dungeons and more.

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Mont Blanc Rescue

Notice the barely perceptible figure in the bottom left of this shot of Mont Blanc with lenticular cloud. Here’s a closer view of the same climber. Nice rocks. Notice his belayer below him. As a Search and Rescue helicopter appears he seems to be signaling to it. A rescuer is lowered and the two of them are lifted off. We ...

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