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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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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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