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Where To See Fall Foliage

Where To See Fall Foliage

It’s time to enjoy Fall colors in our backyard. CaliforniaFallColor.com has this to say about Yosemite National Park:

The famed exotic sugar maple beside the Yosemite Chapel has shed most of its ruby leaves and sections of the Tioga Road are now past peak.  Isolated stands of yellow aspen can be seen from the Tioga Road down Tenaya Canyon.

The color is descending toward Yosemite Valley.  There, black oak, dogwood and bigleaf maple have not yet begun to show much color, though the area surrounding Fern Spring at the west entrance to the valley is the first to brighten.

In the heart of Yosemite Valley, the black oak are still green, though they approach peak at Halloween and their black branches are typically dressed in bold orange leaves by the first of November.

River Center Reveal Party Oct. 15 & 16

River Center Reveal Party Oct. 15 & 16

Landscaping With Little Water

Landscaping With Little Water

Want to have a nice looking yard without a big water bill?

Learn how at Clovis Botanical Garden Wednesday afternoon.

Free Smog Repairs! August 9th Fresno Fairgrounds

Free Smog Repairs! August 9th Fresno Fairgrounds
Are you a San Joaquin Valley resident and do you want a free emissions test on your car that you’ve had for at least six months? If you answered yes, thanks to the Valley Air District, the first 525 drivers who come to the Fresno County Fairgrounds in Fresno on August 9 will receive free emissions tests. If your car doesn’t pass the test, you’ll receive a $500 voucher for smog repairs at a participating STAR certified smog shop. Free food will be served at 9 a.m. For more information please email TITUEvent@valley-can.org or call 1-800-806-2004.

Cooling Center At Sierra Vista Mall

With summer approaching and weekend temperatures predicted to exceed 100, Sierra Vista Mall has partnered with the City of Clovis to serve residents during periods of extreme heat.  Residents are welcome to stay cool at Sierra Vista Mall Monday through Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm on any day when the National Weather Service predicts Clovis temperatures to be 100 degrees or greater.  While there, participants can expect a cool environment, and access complimentary water at the customer service booth. Non-service animals are not allowed in the mall. All Clovis residents are reminded to take the following safety precautions during extreme heat:

 

Slow Down - Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day.  Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily at home.

Get Ready For Foggy School Days

Get Ready For Foggy School Days

A decision will be made by 6 a.m. if buses will be delayed.

If there is a delay -announcements will be made on your local TV stations including KVPT Channel 18 and KMJ 580 AM radio.

Schedule A means buses delayed 2 hours.

Schedule B means buses delayed 4 hours. That also means all transportation for kindergarten classes are cancelled.

 FOGGY DAY INSTRUCTIONS ONLY APPLY TO BUS TRANSPORTATION.

All classes operate as usual.

Congrats Red Bank, Bud Rank and Gateway!

Clovis Unified recently held a “Reduce Your Use Energy Challenge” with district schools asked to employ energy-saving techniques to reduce their energy consumption over a three-week period. The school that achieved the biggest percent reduction in electricity consumption during the competition period – September 30, 2013, through October 21, 2013 – in comparison to a baseline period would be crowned the Challenge winner.

During the three-week period, the district saw an overall reduction in energy use of 21 percent, which translates to saving 51,700 kilowatt-hours, $8,481 and a 36,200 pound reduction in carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere.

Red Bank Elementary finished in first place in the Energy Challenge with an impressive 25.8 percent reduction in its electricity use. Bud Rank Elementary came in second place with a 23.3 percent reduction, while Gateway High School rounded out the medalists in third place with a 22.8 percent reduction.