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Did You Lose a Bag of Precious Family Photos Fleeing Creek Fire? Robby Found Them

Someone apparently fleeing the Creek Fire in Madera County put precious family photographs into a plastic shopping bag, along with other things near and dear to them, before heading out the door. But the black-and-white and color photos, including a framed photo of a grandmotherly woman and baby pictures, were...

He’s Waved at Oakhurst Motorists Since 2004, Now He’s Moving to Clovis

You may not know his name or the reason he waves, but if you've driven through Oakhurst anytime since 2004 you've probably seen him. Bill Howie sits in his walker just outside the Oakhurst CHP office and inspires honks from cars going by as he waves at them. "He’s been...

Power Outage Hits 17,000 Customers in Oakhurst, Coarsegold

Pacific, Gas & Electric personnel are working to restore power after an outage struck the Sierra foothills around Oakhurst and Coarsegold on Tuesday, affecting about 17,000 of the utility's customers. The outage struck about 1:55 p.m. and was described by PG&E spokesman Denny Boyles as a "transmission level" event. About...