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- Officials warn of danger as Courtney fire near Bass Lake keeps burning
published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
City of Benicia firefighter Ricardo Netro, center, has his backpack hoisted onto his shoulders before he and Captain Josh Chadwick, right background, climb a hillside along South Shore Road/Road 222 to put out smoldering fires, far background, where the Courtney Fire burned through homes and forest near Bass Lake. Photographed Tuesday, Sept....
- Officials warn of fire danger as Courtney fire near Bass Lake keeps burning
published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:11:14 GMT
As firefighters work to contain the Courtney fire near Bass Lake, officials reminded residents of the heightened fire danger this summer that has been all too apparent for residents in the Oakhurst area. "Because of the dry fuel conditions, lack of moisture and the drought, fires that normally we could catch at five to 10 acres are going to 200-300 acres," said Guy Anderson, forester for the Madera-Mariposa-Merced unit of Cal Fire....
- Betty Yee shows up
published on Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:05:16 GMT
Candidates for statewide office usually ignore the Valley and concentrate on just campaigning in large metropolitan areas like San Francisco and Los Angeles. Where was Betty Yee, candidate for state controller, on the first day of the campaign season? She began her day serving breakfast to residents from Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties at the annual Labor Day Event held on the Fresno Fairgrounds....
- Briefs -- Published Sept. 15, 2014
published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:54:41 GMT
The club meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Chavez Library, 605 N. El Dorado St. STOCKTON - Parents and guardians of children diagnosed on the autism spectrum in San Joaquin Country can now apply for grant funding of up to $500 per year through the Carlos Vieira Foundation. The grant program offers direct assistance to Valley residents by providing educational tools, medical necessities, electronics and other products and services that help a child diagnosed with autism to flou...
- Letters -- Published Sept. 10, 2014
published on Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:56:29 GMT
I am a math tutor for the San Joaquin County Office of Education. . I'm very impressed upon my first glimpse at the new textbooks based on Common Core....
- Mariposa brush fire forces evacuations, road closures
published on Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:54:33 GMT
A brush fire burning Friday in Mariposa County's Ponderosa Basin forced the evacuation of more than 700 homes near the Madera-Mariposa county line. At least five businesses were also evacuated and several roads were closed as crews from the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection battled the approximately 100-acre blaze, which continued burning out of control Friday evening, Cal Fire spokeswoman Karen Guilleman-Kanawyer told the Merced Sun-Star....
- Summerville wins thriller in Mariposa
published on Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:50:32 GMT
The Summerville Bears football team rallied in the fourth quarter, and then held on, to beat the Mariposa Grizzlies 47-41 on Friday in Mariposa....
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