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Denny's Restaurant Remodel Moving Forward

OAKHURST – While work continues on the new Denny’s restaurant in Oakhurst, residents wait and wonder how soon they will be ready to open. Dev Sagar, new owner along with his wife Sunita, says they are working through the permitting process and can’t give a date certain until that is complete and inspections are done.

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Brand New Bookstore Branches Into Oakhurst

OAKHURST – In yet another sign of good times to come, residents can now look forward to a new book and gift store in town, with the as-yet-unspecified but coming-soon opening of Branches. The new store is described on official company documents as “books, gifts and awesomeness.”

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It Was A Busy Day In North Fork…

NORTH FORK – Downtown North Fork was a beehive of activity on Saturday as the second annual North Fork Clean Up Day brought folks out to spruce up the town. This is the second year the North Fork Chamber of Commerce has orchestrated this day to shape things up before the summer season, and local business owners stepped up in ...

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Coach Calls Sierra Lanes Closure "Tragic"

OAKHURST – The sounds of kids laughing and pins falling and parents cheering was bittersweet at Sierra Lanes on Wednesday, as the upcoming closure of the bowling alley loomed over everyone’s heads. The news that the building has been sold to make way for a Grocery Outlet has hit hard in this tight-knit group. On June 7, after the Sober ...

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Joan Marie Williams Galyan

Joan Marie Williams Galyan, age 77, of Oakhurst, CA, passed away on April 29, 2013. Joan was born on January 17, 1936, in Riverside, CA to Roy and Nellie Williams of Bass Lake, CA. Throughout her life, she lived in Riverside, Long Beach, Bass Lake, Bakersfield, and Fresno, before she retired to the Oakhurst area in 1996. Joan was a ...

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Work Begins On North Fork Cell Tower

NORTH FORK – Residents of Cascadel Woods woke this morning to the welcome sights and sounds of work crews beginning construction on the new Verizon cell tower just outside the gate. Since the conditional use permit for the cell tower was granted by the Madera County Board of Supervisors in early June of 2012,

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Turning Tragedy Into Treasure – The Gift Of Friends

This open letter to the community was submitted by Kim Moore My Easter Gift On March 31, 2013, Easter morning, I woke up at my usual time, 5:00 am, and got ready for work. I live in the foothills, so my day starts early. I am a nurse in the Emergency Department (ED) at Community Regional Medical Center. It was ...

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Minarets News: Football, Volleyball, Prom and More

O’NEALS – Here’s what’s happening at Minarets High School in the coming weeks. You’ve heard of the ESPY awards – here are the “Mini’s.” Sports Awards Mustang enthusiasts will want to save the date of Thursday, May 16, for the first-ever Minarets Sports Awards, hereafter known as the “Minis.” Awards will be handed out for player, coach, team and fan ...

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Fire Fee 2.0: Six Times Worse?

By George Runner – Member of the California State Board of Equalization, District 2 SACRAMENTO – Better late than never, California lawmakers seem to be waking up to the reality that the illegal “Fire Prevention Fee” they enacted nearly two years ago is a complete fiasco. Even so, they are refusing to repeal it. Instead they are scheming up ways ...

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