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Madera County Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Apr. 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Mar. 27 to Sunday, Apr. 2, 2017: Oakhurst found property On Monday, Mar. 27 at 10:13 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to Road 427 regarding a report of found property. During the investigation the found property was collected and later logged for safe ...

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Innovative Ideas For Oakhurst Community College Center

By Dennis Spear — After bond Measure C was passed last summer, setting aside about $25 million for the new Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC), the project is now in early planning stages and College officials are requesting your ideas for instructional programs which will benefit students and the Oakhurst community. This is a rare opportunity to create a dynamic institution ...

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April Dollar Days At Cause 4 Paws

By Monica McClanahan OAKHURST — Local thrift shop, A Cause 4 Paws, is making room for new summer inventory by offering big savings to shoppers. All winter items in the store are $1. This includes sweaters, scarves, beanies and mittens. Jackets are 50% off as well as all snow gear items like boots, poles, gloves, pants, jumpsuits, and skis. Owner Vicki ...

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Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Cajun Fest

OAKHURST – Community members looking for a fun night out to support charitable causes will want to attend the 22nd Annual Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Cajun-Creole Fest on Saturday, Apr. 1. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and it all takes place at the Oakhurst Community Center. Guests can look forward to “All-U-Can-Eat Shrimp, Ribs, Dirty Rice, Maque Choux Corn and ...

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Suspects Arrested For Stolen Property, Drugs, Child Endangerment

COARSEGOLD — The Madera Special Investigations Unit and detectives from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence in the Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) area on Friday, Mar. 17. Subsequently, two arrests were made, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Nelson Mendez, 34, and Tiffany Quarles, 29, were arrested for being in possession of $1,000 dollars worth of ...

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YHS Badgers Baseball Off To A Swell Start

OAKHURST — Badgers baseball players are already showing off some talent and teamwork, as Yosemite High’s Varsity took the win over Roosevelt High on Friday, Mar. 10 at home, with a score of 22-7. JV came out on top as well, with a big margin at 23-2. Chris Ward, Frankie Lemos, Ty Peterson, Tyler Matyshock, Evan Prater, Tanner Bonillas, and ...

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Consumer Update: Is Your Dog Or Cat Overweight?

Your 8-year-old chocolate lab is putting on weight, and you know she should probably lose a pound or two. But when she looks at you pleadingly with those big brown eyes, how can you resist handing out just one more treat? It’s not easy. But it may be important. “Just as obesity has become a serious problem in people, it’s ...

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Public Workshop On Madera County Transportation System

MADERA COUNTY — The public is invited to participate in planning the transportation system in Madera County at a workshop on Thursday, Mar. 9. The Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) invites everyone to join in a roundtable meeting and workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Webster Elementary School, located at 36477 Ruth Avenue in the Madera Ranchos. They ...

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Letter to the Editor: Why I’m Against Measure L

Weighing heavy on the hearts and minds of Measure L opponents is the question, Are our brave fire fighters being used as emotional pawns in a sensational money grab? They march to the siren song of promise that things will get better.. .but do they have enough knowledge of the political history of the Board or the County, the Measure ...

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Letter To The Editor: Red Flags About Measure L

To the Editor: Both supporters and opponents of Measure L agree there is a need for improved safety—fire and Sheriff’s protection—in Madera County. They differ on how to fund this improved safety. Supporters want a 1% sales tax in the unincorporated parts of Madera County. Opponents contend there is enough money already in the County budget but it is being ...

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