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Yosemite Unified offers new program

When school starts Aug. 11, the Yosemite Unified School District will be offering a new independent learning experience for all K-12 students, blending traditional face-to-face teacher instruction with online instruction, in a trend that is becoming popular over the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to education.

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Naylor runner-up at TOPS international Recognition Days

After being crowned California Queen in early June, Oakhurst resident Diane Naylor was named the runner-up at the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) International Recognition Days held July 14 - 16 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Crime

Davis arraigned on elder abuse charge

Katie Davis, president of the Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, is accused of swindling a 90-year-old volunteer with Alzheimer’s disease out of up to $50,000. She was arraigned July 11 in Madera County Superior Court.

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Austin Quarry could be approved July 19

The controversial Austin Quarry, a proposed mining facility located near Highways 41 and 145, could be approved July 19 by the Madera County Planning Commission. The public has long criticized the project, and many feel it will damage the surrounding environment with effects on water, traffic, and air pollution.

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More on the mosquito that can carry the Zika virus

After the announcement of the first case of travel-associated Zika virus disease in Fresno County, Steve Mulligan, manager of the Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District, talks about the habits of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can carry the virus, during a news conference at the Fresno County Department of Health, Tuesday morning, July 5, 2016.

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Relief for felled trees is on the way

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Phillips & Jordan to remove about 160,000 dead trees that were cut down to protect power lines on private property in 10 Central California counties.

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President Barack Obama celebrates virtues of scenic natural places

President Barack Obama and the First Family visited Yosemite on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, spending Father’s Day weekend sightseeing Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. Saturday, Obama spoke to a select crowd about the importance of preserving the country's natural spaces.
Eric Paul Zamora ezamora@fresnobee.com
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President Barack Obama celebrates virtues of scenic natural places

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