Breaking News
News from the communities in and around Yosemite National Park
Home » Community » Business (page 33)

Business

Workers On Strike At Raley's

OAKHURST – Tough economic times hit Oakhurst in a very public way today as Raley’s employees went on strike for the first time in the company’s 77-year history. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union members spent Sunday carrying signs and asking people to honor their picket line by not shopping at the Oakhurst grocery store.

Read More »

North Fork Mono Tribe Deserves Their Casino

Guest Column written by Richard Lehman – “Reservation shopping” and “off reservation casinos” are clever phrases used by opponents to vilify efforts by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to acquire land for gaming purposes. Yet, an extensive eight year review by United States Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs spanning two administrations, and an ...

Read More »

Purple Cow Owner Is Perplexed

Guest columnist Cowboy Charlie wonders where everyone is going in such a hurry – I was pondering . . . something any Cowboy could tell you could be trouble. I was sitting in front of my shop watching the world whiz by . . . quite an understatement! Where are all my friends and neighbors going in such a hurry? ...

Read More »

Local Matters – Vintage Chic Boutique

Passion Drives Vintage Chic Boutique – Owner Follows Her Dreams OAKHURST – Cross the threshold into Vintage Chic! Boutique in Oakhurst and you may feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. It’s hard to determine what time, exactly, as the fineries inside the store span decades of fashion. The cozy shop is alive with color, texture and design, the ...

Read More »

Judges Award Local Winery The Double Gold

O’NEALS – The fruit is already off the vine at Westbrook Wine Farm and Winery, where the red roofs rise above vineyards recently laden with grapes. Harvest is over and the vines have been “denuded of their offspring, which are now fermenting in the winery,” as owner Ray Krause puts it. He is a 48-year California wine industry veteran who ...

Read More »

Mariposa Loofa Farm Yields Gargantuan Gourds

MARIPOSA – Vines rise from big buckets lining two greenhouses at Mariposa Loofa, where about 300 loofa sponges begin as gourds and are grown to lengths of 2 and 3 feet each. Linda and Chris Dahl own and operate the Mariposa Loofa farm, about seven miles south of Mariposa off Highway 41. This weekend, Sept. 29-30, the enterprise is open ...

Read More »

Regert Celebrates 45 Years With Farmers

OAKHURST – Richard “Rich” Regert is celebrating 45 years with Farmers Insurance this year, and his wife and business partner, Sharon, now has 25 years with the agency herself. Regert began his career with Farmers Insurance as an underwriter in 1966, becoming an agent in 1973. His parents both worked for Farmers, so in 1987 he moved to Oakhurst to ...

Read More »

Reimer's Candy To Open Store In Oakhurst

Oakhurst residents can look forward to a sweet addition to their town OAKHURST – For more than 50 years, Reimer’s Candies & Gifts has been hand-crafting sweet treats at the little red candy factory in Three Rivers, California. Now owners Lynn and Mary Ann Bretz are bringing their old-fashioned candy store and ice cream shop to the mountain area.

Read More »

New Law Prohibits Cash-Grabbing ADA Lawsuits

Governor agrees to halt abuse of disability access law SACRAMENTO – California’s business owners have been plagued for decades by lawsuits aimed at getting cash for lawyers and their handicapped clients. It’s been especially hard on small businesses in towns where most buildings were constructed long before the Americans with Disabilities Act became federal law in 1990. In fact, nearly ...

Read More »
Sierra News Online

Sierra News Online