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Big Changes In Store For Voters In Madera County Elections

MADERA COUNTY — Beginning with the June 5 election, voters in Madera County will be able to vote in person for nearly two weeks ahead of the election, and every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail. Madera County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar Rebecca Martinez says she hopes everyone will be excited about the improvements to the voting process. “I am ...

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Preliminary Hearing Set In Violent Bass Lake Home Invasion

NORTH FORK — The two men arrested following a violent home invasion robbery in Bass Lake Annex on Nov. 18 appeared in Bass Lake Superior Court today. Ray Coleman, 23, and Alvin McDonald, 18, both of North Fork, have pleaded not guilty to the charges. They were both arrested last week on charges of attempted murder, strong-arm robbery, burglary, assault ...

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Letter To The Editor: I Support David Linn

Citizens of Madera County: I recently read of the allegations against Madera County District Attorney David Linn of being insensitive in his interactions between himself and staff. I read in its entirety the sanction from the Madera County Board of Supervisors and I read the report from the “private,” investigator hired by the board of Supervisors. I was a staunch ...

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Supervisors Vote 5-0 To Censure District Attorney Linn

MADERA COUNTY — At a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors this morning, the five-member board voted unanimously to censure District Attorney David Linn for creating a hostile workplace environment and using sexually and racially offensive language. The Board had demanded his resignation in the wake of a complaint that was filed, and an independent investigation found that Linn ...

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Prosecutors’ Association Revokes Endorsement Of D.A.

MADERA COUNTY — Following news today of the Madera County Board of Supervisors’ vote to censure District Attorney David Linn for misconduct in the workplace, the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association has rescinded its endorsement. “In light of the findings in the recent investigation, the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association revokes its endorsement of David Linn for District Attorney,” according to a statement ...

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Equipment Big And Small For Rent In North Fork

NORTH FORK — No matter what your home project, you can rent the equipment you need from the North Fork Rental Yard. They can be reached at (831) 970-1265 or (559) 877-4078. North Fork resident Art Cruz offers an impressive array of machines. From routers to nail guns, compressors, table and tile saws, to jack hammers, generators or water pumps ...

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Phase One Of Exact Center Of California Monument Completed

Submitted by Michael Olwyler — NORTH FORK — The first phase of maintenance for the Exact Center of California monument was completed by the Bass Lake Ranger District Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) crew on Nov. 16. The North Fork History Group (NFHG) cooperates with the Sierra National Forest to manage the site and has identified a new design that will ...

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Young Man Reported Missing From Glacier Point In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Park officials are seeking the public’s help in locating a young man reported missing in Yosemite National Park. Gerardo Cruz Hernandez has not been seen for two days, and officials are requesting that if you were in the Glacier Point area on Wednesday, Nov. 22, or have any information about Gerardo, to please call 209-379-1992. Gerardo is a ...

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Oakhurst Woman Airlifted After Crash On Deadwood

OAKHURST — A single-vehicle accident on Highway 41 this afternoon sent two women to the hospital. Just before 12:30 p.m., an Oakhurst woman, age 75, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 1930 Ford Model A with one passenger – a 50-year-old woman, also from Oakhurst. The driver told CHP that she had looked down at the radio and when ...

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Vegetation Fire On Willow Creek In North Fork

NORTH FORK — Firefighters had to hike down into steep terrain to handle a vegetation fire along Willow Creek north of North Fork this morning. Just before 9 a.m., PG&E workers reported smoke below the flume that runs along the access road just east of Road 222 between North Fork and Manzanita Lake. The first unit at scene reported the ...

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