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Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say determination, strength and a two-day crawl to a stream for water helped a 62-year-old woman survive while she was lost in the Sierra Nevada for nine days with a broken leg.

Fresno County sheriff's Deputy Jason Vinogradoff said Monday that Miyuki Harwood blew a whistle signaling her location to searchers in the wilderness.

She had become separated from fellow hikers and slipped on a rock, breaking her left leg. Vinogradoff says she described crawling for more than two days to lifesaving water in a stream.

She said she decided to find water rather than dying where she fell.

Vinogradoff says Harwood had warm clothing that got her through nighttime temperatures that hit freezing.

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Favorite New Recipe: Easy Red Lentil Mac and Cheese

Favorite New Recipe: Easy Red Lentil Mac and Cheese

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It's A Family Affair: BBQ Cook-off and Family Festival

It's A Family Affair: BBQ Cook-off and Family Festival
It's A Family Affair: BBQ Cook-off and Family Festival
09-12-2015 - 09-12-2015
Agape Villages Foster Family Agency
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Admission: Free entry
 
(916) 414-9007
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Start Time(s): Sat 11am-6pm
Who has the best BBQ in the region? Who will take home the prize? Come out to Its A Family Affair: BBQ Cook-off and Family Festival to find out There will live entertainment with performances, great food, shopping, and tons of fun activities for children Kids can enjoy a face painting station, storytelling, a jump house, and an Aqua Splash pad This event benefits Agape Villages Foster Family Agencys efforts to find area children loving homes Performances: -Gary Mendoza -Dr Tamme' Shinshuri and the Cosmic Vibe artists -Sunnie Daye -Just Blessed Dancers -UC Dancers
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Orangevale hiker found alive in Sierra National Forest after missing for 9 days


An Orangevale hiker who went missing in the Sierra National Forest last Thursday was found alive Saturday morning by the Fresno County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team. 

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said the team found 62-year-old Miyuki Harwood alive in an area east of Courtright Reservoir. Harwood had suffered some broken bones, according to Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims, but the exact extent of those injuries are not yet known.

The office said a helicopter was been sent to pick-up Harwood and take her to Community Regional Medical Center for further evaluation of her injuries.

 

 

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Folsom Library Fall Book Sale and Preview

Folsom Library Fall Book Sale and Preview
Folsom Library Fall Book Sale and Preview
09-11-2015 - 09-13-2015
Friends of the Folsom Library
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Admission: Sat & Sun Free entry  Early bird Preview (Fri): Adults $5 Children (Ages 12 and under) and Members Free
 
(916) 608-8743 or (916) 355-7374
 
Start Time(s): Fri 4pm-7pm (Preview) Sat & Sun 9am-4pm
Shop for incredible bargains in thousands of gently used books, audio books, videos, CDs, and more in both children and adult materials On Friday there will be a preview sale that will give attendees the first chance to look over the sale Note: All proceeds benefit the Folsom Public Library
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4th Annual Electricity and Science Fair

4th Annual Electricity and Science Fair
4th Annual Electricity and Science Fair
09-12-2015 - 09-12-2015
Friends of the Folsom Powerhouse Association
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Admission: Free *Donations appreciated
 
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Start Time(s): Sat 10am-2pm
Spend a day by the river learning about electricity and science with interactive museum exhibits, solar cooking, crafts, experiments with Mr Electricity, educational displays, and a trivia scavenger hunt 
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Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!