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Photo of the Day - September 12, 2012 - 9/11 Memorial Dedication in Mariposa

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A fly-over during the dedication


Mariposa County Sheriff's Department Color Guard 9/11 Memorial Flag Raising

At the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial in Mariposa on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 the Mariposa County Sheriff's Department Color Guard raised the flags over the memorial.
 
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Today's Weather

Mariposa for today: A 30 percent chance of showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Mariposa topped out at 75.6 degrees yesterday at the Sierra Sun Times Weather Station.
Mariposa Wednesday Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

Read more about yesterday's weather and the extended outlook on the Weather Page.

Tuesday's Area Forecast
58- 68 Today:
Partly sunny to mostly cloudy today with the high temps cooling off around twenty degrees
from yesterday's high temps. Chance of showers today along with breezy conditions in some locations. Most Area Weather Stations are reporting overnight temps in the 50's.

Yosemite Valley: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Real Estate

Fannie, Freddie cut housing-market forecasts for 2014
On the heels of a choppy first quarter, federally controlled mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have cut their forecasts for the U.S. housing market's performance in 2014.

California Farm Bureau

Rice boosts diet quality

People who eat rice have diets more consistent with U.S. dietary guidelines, according to a new study in the journal Food and Nutrition Sciences. The study showed that eating rice is associated with eating more servings of fruit, vegetables, meat and beans, and less saturated fat and added sugars. In addition, a human clinical trial found having rice with a meal increased feelings of fullness.

CalPERS

CalPERS votes keeps Yuba-Sutter costs high
Public employee health care costs in Yuba-Sutter had a chance to decrease by up to 15 percent in 2015 until the board for the state retirement system voted it down. A motion to move Yuba and Sutter counties, among others, from the Bay Area region of health care premium rates to the Sacramento region did not pass the California Public Employees' Retirement System Pension and Health Benefits Committee on Tuesday.
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California Economy

California's personal income tax revenue well below 2013's
California's personal income tax collections for the all-important month of April are running well below last year's abnormally large haul, but the downturn was expected and state finance experts are hoping enough will trickle in over the next week to meet their projections for both the month and fiscal year.
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United States Economy

Improving Job Market Driving Rebound in U.S. Growth
An improving job market and increasing factory production in March contributed to a jump in the U.S. index of leading indicators that signals the pace of economic growth is poised to snap back. The Conference Board’s index, a gauge of the outlook for the next three to six months, rose 0.8 percent, the most since November, after a 0.5 percent gain in February, the New York-based group said today. The measure’s 6.1 percent advance over the past year is the biggest since July 2011.
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Today's SST Poll

Reuters reports the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces. Should the U.S. maintain 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, less than 10,000 or no troops?
U.S. should maintain 10,000 troops in Afghanistan - 30.3%
No troops in Afghanistan - 51.5%
U.S. should maintain less than 10,000 troops in Afghanistan - 15.2%
Not sure on the number of troops in Afghanistan - 3%

Total votes: 33
The voting for this poll has ended on: 23 Apr 2014 - 00:00

SST Poll - Yesterday's Poll Results

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors have provided a response to the Grand Jury Investigative Report of the Human Services Department. Are you satisfied with their response?
No, I am not satisfied with their response - 84.2%
Not sure I am satisfied with their response - 2.6%
Yes, I am satisfied with their response - 13.2%

Total votes: 38
The voting for this poll has ended on: 12 Apr 2014 - 00:00

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