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Fight For Oakhurst Community College

To the Editor: Please read the article in the link below. This is an article in Thursday’s Fresno Bee regarding Mr. Arias’ opinion of the future growth of the State Center Community College District and how that growth should AVOID OAKHURST. I am hereby initiating an community organization to oppose the opinion of Miguel Arias, a SCCCD Trustee. A summary ...

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Emergency Threatens Bass Lake

Letter from Dr. Bill Troost, Chair, Forest Management LSBC Homeowners Lakeshore Park, Bass Lake CA sent to: HON. DIANNE FEINSTEIN HON. BARBARA BOXER This letter is written to inform you about a critical emergency that is threatening BASS LAKE California. Bass Lake is a crown jewel of the Sierra Nevada mountain range located approximately 11 miles south of Yosemite National ...

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Why Mitt Quit

Yes… I voted for Mitt and I would have done it again! Even as a Former Mormon Bishop who is certain that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is both NOT True and NOT Christian, Mitt Romney was a far better choice than Barack HUSSEIN Obama. For those of you perceptive Mormons who noticed the very short time-frame ...

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Bad Behavior At County Supervisors Meeting

At the Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting on January 13, 2015, Rebecca Martinez, an elected official who is in charge of the Madera County Elections, Clerk-Recorder Department gave respectful and logical comments and requests regarding the Madera County Supervisors’ request of a 29% annual salary increase. One of the Supervisors thanked her for her comments and clarification of the ...

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D.A. Lawsuits Did Not Cost Taxpayers Any Money

This is in response to Supervisor Tom Wheeler’s recent letter to the editor. Unfortunately, there continues to be misinformation and inaccurate reporting in the media, which has distorted the truth about lawsuits filed against me and the County of Madera. To begin with, no fault or liability was ever found as a result of the lawsuits. As has been the ...

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Linn Doesn't Know How To Prosecute A Case

Running the office of district attorney of any county is not stting in a court room presenting evidence to get a convitction. The hard part is putting a team together to do that job at the higest level. That type of leadership and guidence comes from years of successes and oh yes failures. This job includes contacts with the Board ...

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Clarification Of Misconception On Sheriff's Candidates

A recent letter, regarding the two candidates for Madera County Sheriff, Chief Jay Varney and Undersheriff Michael Salvador, warrants some clarification. The letter states: “Mr. Varney lacks the experience needed in managing a large department.” While serving as Chief of Police of the City of Chowchilla, Chief Varney also served as Acting City Administrator for approximately 2 years and recently ...

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Linn Will Restore The Public Trust

Dear Editor: I have known David Linn for over twenty years, both personally and professionally. I have watched and worked with him as he has helped improve Oakhurst and the Eastern Madera County community. He is a community leader.

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Michael Keitz Lacks Leadership

Dear Editor, The Madera County District Attorney’s Department is one of the most problem-ridden departments in our County. Our current DA, Michael Keitz, has cost the taxpayers more than $1.5 million. Let me explain:

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Don't Trust Public Safety To Inexperience

I am supporting Michael Keitz for re-election as our Madera County district attorney. Mr. Keitz’s 22 years of service as a prosecutor makes him a clear and obvious choice. Mr. Keitz’s opponent, David Linn, has 40 years of absolutely no prosecutorial experience and expects us to turn the leadership of a 41 person office over to an inexperienced slip and ...

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