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Celebrate the Holiday Season in Yosemite/Mariposa County

 Celebrate the Holiday Season in Yosemite/Mariposa County

Yosemite/Mariposa County invites visitors to come experience unique, family-friendly events and activities being hosted this holiday season. Holiday calendar listings include: Thanksgiving at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Thanksgiving Feast at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops, Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar, 87th Annual Bracebridge Dinner, Merry Mountain Christmas Parade, Kid’s Dinner with Santa, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at the Tenaya Lodge. 

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Two-alarm fire erupts at vacant Modesto home


Firefighters from the Modesto Fire Department battled a two-alarm house fire Sunday morning.

The fire engulfed a vacant home on the 700 block of Empire Avenue. The fire that burned the single-story home also threatened occupied structures to the north and south sides according to the Modesto Fire Department's Facebook page.

Since there was a gas line feeding the fire and downed power lines limiting fire crews, response was raised to two-alarms.

A total of 31 people worked to battle the fire and it took crews an hour to extinguish the fire completely. All threatened structures were protected from the fire and no occupants were displaced. The damage was estimated to be $50,000.

The cause of the fire is undermined.


Shoppers have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping

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Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

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Gas prices continue downward spiral

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Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

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Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

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California’s approval of a $7.5 billion water bond has bolstered prospects for expanding reservoirs and groundwater storage, but the drought-prone state can effectively use no more than a 15 percent increase in surface water storage capacity because of lack of water to fill it, according to a new analysis released Nov. 20... Read More