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Aguilar Convicted Of Animal Cruelty

MADERA COUNTY – Janice Aguilar, 39, of Oakhurst, was convicted of felony cruelty to animals last week in the Sierra Division of the Madera Superior Court at Bass Lake. On Aug. 29, 2012, Aguilar was observed by neighbors in Oakhurst beating a puppy and banging it on the ground, punching it repeatedly with her fist until its eye was dislocated ...

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Bring Your Tools, Bring Your Ideas To North Fork Clean-Up Day

NORTH FORK – The Chamber of Commerce celebrated St. Paddy’s Day and raised a toast to recent and upcoming North Fork projects at the Pizza Factory on Saturday, Mar. 16. Greg and D.J. and the crew served up green beer, green pizza and salad, while Christina DeGracia and her students from the The Dance Club showed off their fancy footwork, ...

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Live Music Tonight At The Bug

MIDPINES – Jean Butterfield will be performing tonight at the Yosemite Bug in Midpines. Jean is well known in the mountain area as a talented singer, songwriter and musician. Her heartfelt vocals tell stories of angels, farmers, loggers, hobos, the 1930’s Dust Bowl, nature and daisy wine.

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Update On HJTA Lawsuit Against Rural Fire Fee

CALIFORNIA – In October 2012, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) filed a lawsuit against several California agencies, arguing that what has become known as the “Rural Fire Fee,” was an illegal violation of Prop. 13. Assembly Bill 29×1 required over 800,000 property owners in State Responsibility Areas to pay $150 per habitable structure for what was called a “fire ...

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Morning Commute Turns To Short Pursuit

MADERA COUNTY – Two Madera men are facing grand theft and drug charges after a Madera County Sheriff’s Leiutenant catches the pair stealing roughly 125 feet of copper wire during rush hour near Highway 99. Lt. Patrick Majeski was driving to work in an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle, when he witnessed Jimmy Costa, 38, and Pablo Gutierrez, 28, snatch a spool ...

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Help Identify These Smash & Grab Suspects

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is hoping someone can identify two men who broke into the La Vina Market, located on Avenue 9, shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 6. Video surveillance shows a dark colored truck pull up in front of the market. One of two passengers exits the truck and is seen trying to pry open ...

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Want To Climb Half Dome? Make Reservations Now

YOSEMITE – If you want to climb Half Dome this summer, you will need to make reservations, and now is the time. Half Dome Cables Day Use permits for the 2013 hiking season are available for reservations Friday, Mar. 1, through Sunday, Mar. 31. Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required seven days per week and ...

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Kindergarten RoundUp At North Fork School

NORTH FORK – Once again it is time for Kindergarten Round-up at the North Fork Elementary School. On Mar. 22, parents and their children will have a chance to meet with kindergarten teachers, the school nurse and the speech therapist.

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