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Picking up the pieces after the Detwiler Fire

Rob and Rhonda Falany of Hunters Valley were one of the first families to be evacuated during the Detwiler fire. After the fire was contained in their area, a firefighter told them their house was destroyed, but their garage and storage shed were still there.

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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:

Here’s how this father learned that his son was killed in prison

It took three days for California prison officials to tell Takis Kalatzakis that his son had been beaten and strangled to death by his cellmate at Salinas Valley State Prison. He found out through a telegram, dropped at his house in San Jose.