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Fortuna couple recognized by state club for their drought-resistant designed yard

A Fortuna couple is receiving an award from the California Consultants Council for their drought-tolerant designed yard. Charlotte and Mike Simpson are to be presented the Landscape Design Commendation today by California Garden Clubs, Inc., President...

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    By Jim Litke, AP Sports Writer|

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  • Entertainment

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