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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Crime Log

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Sunday, Mar. 27 to Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016: Bass Lake report of trespassing On Sunday, Mar. 27 at 3:47 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 37000 block of Shoreline Place in regards to people trespassing. It was determined the property management had made a ...

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Library Workshop: What Is The Grand Jury?

OAKHURST – Have you ever wondered how jurors are selected to sit on the Grand Jury, how long they serve, or what role the public plays in the Grand Jury’s function? On Saturday, Apr. 16, the Oakhurst Library will host an informative workshop about what makes California Grand Juries unique. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon in ...

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CHP Focuses On Distracted Drivers

MOUNTAIN AREA — If you’re talking on your cell phone, putting on makeup or reaching for something in the back seat, you are guilty of distracted driving, and the CHP will be on the lookout for you. The month of April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will use this opportunity to ...

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Tree Mortality Resource Fair In Eastern Madera County

A Message from District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s Office —  MADERA COUNTY —  Supervisor Wheeler has been working non-stop on the tree mortality issues that we face in Eastern Madera County. Now, he is organizing a Tree Mortality Resource Fair for constituents to get one-on-one time with key partners that may be able to provide resources or educational information. The ...

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KRYZ Community Radio Launch Party

MARIPOSA — Have you ever wanted to be on the radio, or go behind the scenes in a public radio station? Here’s your chance to learn. KRYZ Mariposa Community Radio, which broadcasts locally in and around Mariposa at 98.5 FM, and streams over the internet at www.kryzradio.org, invites the community to a launch party on Friday, Apr. 1 starting at ...

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Steve’s Pet Shop Celebrates Five Fun Years

OAKHURST — It’s hard to believe that Steve’s Tropical Fish & Pet Supply is celebrating five years in business this weekend, but it’s true. Steve and Kristin Bateman have managed to successfully grow a small mom and pop business, while growing their family at the same time. At this stage, the future is bright. “It certainly has gotten easier now that the ...

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Sheriff Warns Of Newest Phone Scam

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney is warning residents of the latest scam designed to gather personal information from unsuspecting citizens. Over the past few weeks, residents in Fresno, Tulare, Sanger, and Madera Counties have been receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be with the Madera County Department of Social Services (DSS). The phone number appearing on their ...

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Shaw Family Band At Sierra Vista Church

OAKHURST — The Shaw Family will take the stage at Sierra Vista Church on Wednesday, Apr. 13 for an upbeat show featuring ten talented children — most of them play several musical instruments and also sing. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church is located at 39696 Hwy. 41 in Oakhurst, and the concert will take place from from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Shaw Family Band offers ...

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One-Way Traffic Control On SR-41

COUNTY — The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with Teichert Construction will commence one-way traffic control on State Route 41 in Madera County, as part of the ongoing passing lanes installation project near the 22 Mile House. The following one-way traffic control will be in effect starting next week, weather permitting, Caltrans reports. Beginning Sunday, Apr. 3 at 9 ...

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Coffee And Conversation With The CHP

OAKHURST — The Cool Bean Cafe was buzzing this morning as folks dropped in to chat or have coffee while getting to know their local CHP officers. Coffee With A Cop is a program near and dear to the heart of Oakhurst Area CHP Commander Lt. Jason Daughrity. The purposed is to bring together police officers and the community members ...

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