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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Sept. 10

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Sept. 10 2017. Oakhurst citation and vehicle put in storage On Monday, Sept. 4, at 8:17 a.m. a deputy conducted a routine traffic enforcement stop in the area of CA 41 / Rd 632 which resulted in the ...

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Foster Your Own Super Dog With The EMC SPCA

OAKHURST — Do you have room for a furry temporary houseguest? Do you have a little love and kindness to give to a homeless animal? Learn about foster opportunities with the Eastern Madera County SPCA at one of two informational meetings this month. Find out what support you receive — the EMC SPCA pays for food and some other items ...

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Cause 4 Paws Back To School And Halloween Sale

OAKHURST — Local thrift shop A Cause 4 Paws has one-acre of bargain items just waiting for you, and the shop is announcing their yearly “Back to School” Sale.  All stationery and school supplies are at 75 percent off in September. The store is also conducting the annual Halloween Sale during the month of September. Every year, owner Vickie Deane ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 20

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Aug. 14, to Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Ahwahnee residential burglary On Monday, Aug. 14, at 6:38 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 59000 block of Road 601 regarding a residential burglary. Due to the lack of investigative leads, witnesses, and suspect(s) ...

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Library Workshop: Authors Reveal Their Secrets

Written by Celeste Wheeler — OAKHURST — Five local published authors who write on a variety of subjects from children’s books to romance, mystery and the paranormal will share the “secret sauce” to becoming a successful published author at an Oakhurst Branch Library Workshop scheduled from 10:30 to noon on Saturday, Aug. 26. Authors Linda Kane, Krista Lynn, Sandra McCart ...

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Sierra Art Trails Catalog Debuts At Fresno Art Hop

FRESNO — Sierra Art Trails kicks off the show season on Thursday, Aug. 3 during Fresno Art Hop, with a sneak peek exhibit at the K-Jewel Art Gallery. The exhibit showcases works by artists participating in the 2017 Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour, with live music from the Eva Scow Trio. The show will be on display through Wednesday, ...

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Arson Should Be Classified As A Violent Crime

To the Editor: Recently, California passed Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation act of 2016. Prop 57 was supposed to get nonviolent offenders out of prison and get them the rehabilitation programs they needed to get back on their feet. By definition legally, any crime not expressly defined as “violent” in section 1192.7(c) of the penal code is considered ...

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Traditional Heritage Now: Indian Fair Days And Pow Wow

NORTH FORK – The nonprofit Sierra Mono Museum invites one and all to share in a celebration of heritage and culture at the 47th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, held again this year on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 – 6, at Minarets High School. The event is the longest-running pow wow in the state of California, according to ...

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Letter To The Editor: Use STR Tax For Fire Safety

The Madera County Board of Supervisors will vote on a change in the wording of the current residential zoning code on July 18. If approved, the change in the code will clarify the county’s position on allowing Madera County residential homeowners to rent their homes to vacationers. The current policy and practice has been to look at short-term rentals as ...

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