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Remembering Shania

Before the start of the Jan. 13 Yosemite-Sierra girls JV basketball game, team leader Shania Costella, who lost her life in a Jan. 7 auto accident on Crane Valley Road (426), was honored by her teammates and coaches before an emotional crowd.

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Storms move towards Mountain Area; snow could reach as low as 2,000 feet

Recent storms blanketed much of Eastern Madera County’s higher elevations in crisp white snowfall, making a great time for snowmen, hot cocoa, or heading out to Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area for a winter adventure. And a trio of freezing storms will arrive this week to bring snow as low as 2,000 feet elevation, allowing more opportunities to enjoy the frosty winter season.

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Oakhurst Area for Peace events

The Oakhurst Area for Peace is planning two upcoming events. The first, held on Jan. 20, will be held in the area of Highways 41 and 49 adjacent to the old Taqueria. Beginning at 8:45 a.m., there will be 45 minutes of silent reflection and contemplation on the state of our union. This gathering is open to all who care about the future of our country. Organizers emphasize that this is a quiet time to reflect and request that there are no signs, music or other distractions.

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Dream It Be It this Saturday

At the second annual Soroptimist International of The Sierras Dream It Be It event, to be held Jan. 21 at the Oakhurst Community Center, girls from 8th - 12th grades will learn the skills they need to create a brighter future. Registration and a continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m, with the event ending at 3 p.m.

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La La Land

I’m writing this a little over a week before the Oscar nominations are announced, and there are three movies that I can safely say are a lock for Best Picture: “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “La La Land.” And of these three, “La La Land” is by far the most likely to win. Simply put, it’s the biggest spectacle. It’s the flashiest, with gimmicky goodies around every corner; goodies like bright colors and trick camera work and of course, musical numbers.

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Four teens rescued after boat capsizes in Fresno River

Four teenage boys, though cold and shaken, were saved from the Fresno River behind Rivergold Elementary School in Yosemite Lakes Park on Thursday night after their boat capsized, leaving one of them stuck on an island in need of a rope rescue, sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Davis said.

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Firefighters douse Highway 41 grass fire

Two engines from the Fresno Fire Department respond to a grass fire along Highway 41 at the Olive Avenue underpass on Monday afternoon, Aug. 29. According to bystander Mona Nunez, the fire started around 1:30 p.m. near the chain-link fence at the bottom of the embankment. There was no immediate word from the fire department on a cause.
Gary Funk gfunk@fresnobee.com
Firefighters douse Highway 41 grass fire 0:30

Firefighters douse Highway 41 grass fire

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8-4-16 Assemblyman Patterson Adjourns in Memory of Robert Reagan

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CHP helicopter rescues sick hiker from near Edison Lake

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