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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to censure District Attorney David Linn for misconduct in the workplace, the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association has rescinded its endorsement.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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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Nov. 26

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 20  to Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Oakhurst bicycles collected and booked as found property On Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 a.m. a deputy was conducting a patrol check of the Fresno River near Hwy 41 in Oakhurst, when the deputy located ...

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Ski, Snowboard Instructors Needed For Youth At All Levels

Submitted by Mountain Area Ski School — MOUNTAIN AREA — Can you ski? Can you snowboard? Cooler temperatures and clouds over the Sierra crest are a reminder that winter is on its way, and with it the Mountain Area Ski School’s 56th year of ski and snowboard programs for our mountain area school students! “The Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — A series of Pacific storms will bring heavy rain, mountain snow, and strong winds to much of the western U.S. this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is also forecast for high mountain passes Sunday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Sunday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 27 at 1 ...

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Oakhurst Christmas Tree Is Up

OAKHURST — The holiday spirit is in the air and ‘tis the season for holiday trees and decorations to start appearing, as crews delivered a 40-foot white fir to its new home in Oakhurst, where it will serve as this year’s community Christmas Tree. Donated by Sierra Tel, the tree was logged under permit from the Sierra National Forest. The ...

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Local Teen Wins $5,000 Driver-Safety Scholarship

COARSEGOLD — He doesn’t even have his driver’s license yet, but Michael Hotchkiss, 15, is already a go-to guy when it comes to teen driver safety — and he’s been awarded a nice fat check to prove it. The National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving (NFTSD) partnered with Lithia Motors to promote safe driving. The NFTSD promotes the ideal that change ...

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CHP And CVS Invite You To “Be A Santa To A Senior”

OAKHURST — Though we often think about making Christmas merry for kids, the Oakhurst Area CHP and CVS store remind everyone of the seniors who may need some special attention this holiday season. There are special Christmas trees at both locations where you can select an ornament from the tree and then purchase one of the listed gift items. Place ...

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Green Friday: Family Hiking And Biking Around Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Togetherness is one of the simple ideals behind the Thanksgiving holiday and its ensuing weekend. Rather than eat, shop, and repeat, local lovers of the outdoors have a suggestion for the entire friends-and-family entourage: try a little Green Friday. As compared with the (when-did-it-become?) traditional Black Friday — a nearly-sacred day for those who love to shop ...

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Cal Fire MMU Lifts Burn Ban, Permits Required

MARIPOSA – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing Cal Fire’s MMU to transition out of peak fire season effective Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 a.m. in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties. “Although we are seeing a small amount of rain and allowing burning to take place, we would like residents to ...

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