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Chawanakee Unified focuses on the future

With work underway on new facilities including a brand new elementary school, as well as expanded classes and extracurricular programs, Chawanakee Unified School District (CUSD) is approaching the new school year with an eye towards the future.

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Annabelle: Creation

We were first introduced to possessed doll Annabelle in 2013’s The Conjuring, where she was freaky, but inconsequential. She was spun off into her own prequel movie in 2014, which I didn’t see, but I’m told couldn’t scare a cockroach away from a spotlight.

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Dogs play for life

Dogs live to play. Let’s let them play to live. This is the idea behind an innovative training program for shelter dogs rooted in the notion that a dog’s natural instinct is to play.

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News Briefs - August 17 edition

☆ Collectible book sale ☆ Great American Eclipse ☆ Run for the Gold ☆ Get well wishes ☆ Assessed property values online ☆ CalVet Connect ☆ Library workshop ☆ Wine in the Woods ☆ Music on the Green ☆ Zen movie night ☆ Bunco ☆ Frugal Friends’ Fashion Show ☆ Angels Amongst Us ☆ Fall Festival advertising ☆ Correction

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Here's how to protect your home with defensible space

After the rampaging Detwiler Fire devastated a large portion of Mariposa County in July, the importance of keeping defensible space around homes and property was made all the more clear. The defensible space inspection team from Cal Fire's Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit offers these tips on how to make sure your home is one that can be saved during wildfires.
Mark Evan Smith The Sierra Star
Here's how to protect your home with defensible space 4:32

Here's how to protect your home with defensible space

Madera DA collects letters in opposition of releasing Kenneth Jackson 4:37

Madera DA collects letters in opposition of releasing Kenneth Jackson

See the Detwiler fire from satellite high above California 0:19

See the Detwiler fire from satellite high above California

Detwiler Fire on social media: Flame. Smoke. And a goat 0:23

Detwiler Fire on social media: Flame. Smoke. And a goat