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Robotics Team Headed To World Festival

Robotics Team Headed To World Festival

Congratulations to the outstanding Riverview Elementary School Robotics Team who will be representing the Central Valley at the Robotics World Festival in St. Louis, April 22-25, 2015. At the World Festival, they will compete with 107 teams from around the world!

The FAB 5 is a first year robotics team consisting of five sixth grade boys, Noah Arsitio, Corben Beaty Jeffrey Forbes, Evan Murai, and Daniel Shin. They competed among more than 100 teams in the Central Valley Region and placed first at the 2014 FLL Central Valley Robotics Championship in December.

Storm Preps - How To Stay Safe

Storm Preps - How To Stay Safe

As the first large storm of 2015 moves toward Northern and Central California packing heavy rain and gusty winds, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hard at work preparing for the storm and reminds customers to have a preparedness plan ready as well for potential power outages and other storm related hazards.  The utility is closely tracking the weather system and mobilizing crews and materials into areas that will feel the brunt of the storm, so they can get to work and restore service to impacted customers more quickly.

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.

Tune In & Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event

Tune In & Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event

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 West Hills College in Lemoore on October 18 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. 

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.

Free Tune In & Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event June 28th

Free Tune In & Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event June 28th

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.