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Keitz Is The Man For The Job

I know Michael Keitz and worked with him in his capacity as Madera County District Attorney during my tenure as Madera County’s County Administrative Officer from September 2009 through May 2010. Mr. Keitz was always very professional in his interaction with me, County staff, Board Members and the public. I found him to be very ethical and trustworthy when it ...

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More Firefighters Needed At Station 12

First, I must say that CalFire is a first rate fire agency that protects our area. I tip my hat to all of our hard working firefighters who put their lives on the line to protect us, our community, and our properties. The Oakhurst area has 13,000 residents, numerous buildings of public assembly and public use, tens of thousands of ...

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Keitz Will Put Bad Guys Behind Bars

There are several important issues and offices on the ballot in Madera County this November. BUT we would like to bring to your attention the office of District Attorney. We would not be supporting or endorsing MICHAEL KEITZ for your District Attorney if we did not believe he is of the highest moral and ethical character, will serve our County ...

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Linn Is Not Qualified To Be District Attorney

The 9-13-14 Madera Tribune article about retired Chief of Police Kime endorsing Mike Keitz for Madera DA was interesting. As a voter who wants to be informed I’ve taken the time to examine both candidates. Chief Kime mentioned defense attorneys who specialize in “slip and fall personal injury, DUI, divorce cases, etc.” as not having skills needed to prosecute criminal ...

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Take Your Vote Seriously

If you are tired of elected officials who do nothing to give you anything for your tax dollar, then take your vote seriously. If you vote for a candidate because he has more campaign signs than the opponent, Is a real “nice” guy or goes to your church, then you are part of the problem. A smart voter assesses campaign ...

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Keitz Is Costing The County Money

To the Editor: District Attorney Michael Keitz petitioned the court and got the Rowley Report (Investigation of his District Attorney’s office) kept from the public. The report can be released with Mr. Keitz’s permission, but so far, Mr. Keitz has declined. What does the report say that Mr. Keitz does not want the public (voters) to know? Does he consider ...

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Shut Down The Horse Slaughter Industry

Letter to the Editor: I am glad to see that Sheriff John Anderson and AG Crimes Detective Adam McEwen made two arrests under California’s law against transporting horses out of state to be slaughtered for human consumption (“Stolen Horse Sold For Slaughter, Another Arrest Made,” May 20). Two beloved horses, Squirt and Lacey, were supposed to go to a sanctuary ...

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No Morale Problem At D.A.'s Office

Letter To The Editor: Formerly I worked for the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. At the time of my retirement I was a Supervising Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Gang and Homicide Units for the Southwest part of the county. Since March of this year I have been employed as a Senior Deputy District Attorney working on certain ...

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Fish Camp Meadow Threatened By Development

To the Editor: Our community is facing a momentous decision that will affect Fish Camp for many years to come, perhaps forever. The fate of our meadow, a virgin wetland, is in the hands of the Mariposa County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. They are being asked to extend old permits again by Palm Springs Village. This developer has ...

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Chukchansi Dispute Destroying Our Peace And Quiet

To the Editor: I’d like to point out that the infighting between the different factions of the Chukchansi Indians is affecting more than just them. They have their tribal offices on our back fence. We have been living here since 1988; the casino has only been around 10-plus years. They have a big 4-lighted generator shining down our driveway from ...

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