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Yosemite Bears Prefer Minivans for Snack Attacks

When it comes to snack time, black bears in Yosemite National Park have a favorite automotive treasure trove: the minivan.

From 2001 to 2007, bears broke into 908 vehicles at the park. Of those break-ins, a whopping 26 percent were minivans, according to the Journal of Mammalogy.

Local Schools Push Vaccine

Local schools are gearing up to provide the H1N1 Vaccine to children. An Tuolumne County health official has the audacity to compare this highly controversial vaccine to food in a statement, which was published today by MyMotherLode News.

Parents should be aware that these vaccines are experimental and have not been properly tested. Are you willing to allow your children to be treated as Guinea pigs? Before you subject your child to the H1N1 vaccine or FluMist the nasal spray equivalent, please do your homework.

Lawsuit Filed to Halt Swine Flu Vaccine Distribution

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin nationwide delivery of swine flu vaccine to 90,000 locations, attorney James Turner filed a complaint in federal court in the District of Columbia for a Temporary Restraining Order.

The suit challenges the Sept. 15 licensing of four swine flu vaccines, alleging that the FDA violated the law in its hurried approval by failing to determine the safety and efficacy of the vaccines as required by law since 1964. Turner told NewsWithViews that none of the procedures that should have been done, and that make up a formal administrative record, had been done.

County Health Officer Comments On H1N1 Vaccine Risk

Sonora, CA -- While some Mother Lode residents may be concerned about the risk of the new H1N1 vaccine, Tuolumne County Health Officer Dr. Todd Stolp assures the public this is a pure vaccine.

By the end of the month an additional 8,000 doses will be on hand. Dr. Stolp adds, "At that time we'll be able to initiate our school vaccination program. Students will only be vaccinated upon the approval of their parents or legal guardians."

Sheriff's Deputies Investigating Home Invasion Robbery

Sonora, CA -- Sheriff's deputies are continuing their investigation of an early Sunday morning home invasion in the 27000 block of Ponderosa Way in Tuolumne.

When confronted by one of the residents, one of the suspects assaulted the resident causing a moderate injury. The other suspect entered the residence and forced the other residents to lie face down on the living room carpet.

Area Residents Invited to Attend Fuel Reduction Project Update at Twain Harte CAL-FIRE Station

Fire Safe Council President Jerry Tannhauser announced that on Saturday, October 3, the Highway 108 FireSafe Council is inviting homeowners in the Twain Harte area, to meet and discuss fire protection, emergency preparedness, and fire prevention.

The open public meeting is scheduled to be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the newly constructed Twain Harte CAL-FIRE Station at 22900 Block Meadow Lane in Twain Harte. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss disaster preparedness, fire protection, emergency access routes, defensible space around homes, and additional fire prevention measures to support agency firefighting efforts.

Sixth Annual 'Yosemite Facelift' Volunteer Event to be Held in Yosemite National Park September 23-27, 2009

Yosemite National Park invite the public to participate in the "Yosemite Facelift" September 23-27, 2009. This annual event is organized by the Yosemite Climbing Association to help clean up the park after the long and busy summer season.

Volunteers are needed to pick up litter at various locations in Yosemite National Park including on roadways, in the river corridor, on trails, near climbing routes, and in parking, camping, and lodging areas. Volunteers participating in the clean-up will receive free admission to the park. There are limited free camping sites still available for those participating in the clean up.

Nestle on the Prowl - Poised to Steal Sacramento's Water

On July 26, with a brief article, the Sacramento Bee broke the story that Nestle Waters is coming to Sacramento. A glowing article in the Business Journal and a critical article in the News and Review followed, and then the story was mostly forgotten.

Nestle claims that their Sacramento plant will be a "micro-bottling plant," bottling only 50 million gallons of water. Nestle has fought for the last 6 years, without success, to establish a bottling plant in the town of McCloud, California. While rumors abound that Nestle is abandoning their plans for McCloud, the company has indicated that it all depends on what happens in Sacramento.

U.S. citizenship ceremony held at Yosemite's Glacier Point

Approximately 35 people received their United States citizenship Thursday during a special ceremony at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.

Countries of origin of the new citizens included China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, and Yemen.

Wildfires Continue to Rage Around California

Over 100,000 acres have gone up in flames as nearly a dozen fires continue to burn throughout the state.

Residents in Mariposa County are also being allowed back in after evacuation orders were lifted for the Big Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park. The fire has burned over 5,200 acres so far and is about 55%.

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