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Change is all around us, because nature isn’t static

We sat across the table waiting for our meal, just as we had dozens of times before. There was so much familiar about the evening: stories of his pranks, her laughter, an explanation of why they moved to a different neighborhood, how the employees at a nearby pizza place know them by name.

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Autumn festivals and events

In Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountain communities, summer’s crowds have disappeared. Fall visitors will find numerous opportunities for adventure, relaxation and fun with regional flavor as the temperatures cool and nature displays her warmest, richest colors.

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Arts in the foothills

Artists, artisans and thespians are a few of the focal points in our foothills communities this month and next. The following events provide unique opportunities for enjoying the arts on a more personal level:

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So much to do – it must be summertime

Graduations are taking place; Father’s Day is this weekend; local swimming pools are open; and ice cream sales are up. Must be summertime! There’s much to do in the Sierra foothills, whether you’re looking for business or pleasure.

Videos

Amaya Valenzuela on Merced's win in PKs

Amaya Valenzuela made 12 saves to help the Merced girls soccer team reach the Sac-Joaquin Section DIII semifinals for the first time in school history with a penalty kick win over Rio Americano. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsun-star.com)
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Amaya Valenzuela on Merced's win in PKs 2:05

Amaya Valenzuela on Merced's win in PKs

Merced coach Hector Nava on Bears' loss 2:34

Merced coach Hector Nava on Bears' loss

The birth of Oroville Dam | Watch construction of tallest dam in the U.S. in the 1960s 5:38

The birth of Oroville Dam | Watch construction of tallest dam in the U.S. in the 1960s

Cesar Martinez on Pacheco's historic night 1:54

Cesar Martinez on Pacheco's historic night