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Madera Sheriff Warns Of The Latest Phone Scams

MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of several phone and email scams circulating throughout Madera County. Though specific details may vary, these scams typically contain one or more of the following characteristics: Requesting people provide or confirm their Social Security number Informing people they are eligible to receive a financial grant/payment, but must pay ...

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Tenaya Lodge Hosts Job Fair In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — With the new cabins at Tenaya Lodge nearly ready to begin hosting guests, and the newly remodeled Jackalopes restaurant open for business, the folks at Tenaya Lodge continue to expand their team. To find just the right people to fill the new positions, Tenaya will host a job fair at their Oakhurst Recruitment Center on Tuesday, April 30,  ...

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Deputy Jack Williamson Retires After 21 Years Of Service

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Williamson is retiring after 21 years of outstanding service to the citizens of Madera County. Deputy Williamson reported for his final shift on Monday, April 22, though his last official day is May 1 and he will continue to serve as a reserve deputy. Jack was born in Fallbrook, Calif., in 1964, and shortly ...

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Boating At Bass Lake? Here’s What You Need To Know

BASS LAKE – It’s that time of year again – the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol is back on the water at beautiful Bass Lake. As the weather warms up and lake activity increases, deputies will be providing proactive enforcement to all boating and safety violations, including boating under the influence. The Sheriff’s Office warns that any and all ...

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Mariposa Sheriff Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Day

MARIPOSA – On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bring your medications for disposal to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office located ...

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Detective Pulls Credit Card Skimmers From Oakhurst Gas Stations

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into credit card fraud related to skimmers found at two gas stations in Oakhurst. On April 16, deputies were called out to reports of fraudulent credit card activity in the Oakhurst area and through the course of their investigation discovered four skimmers installed at gas pumps at Vons Gas ...

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Boot Camp Training To Become A Red Cross Shelter Volunteer

MARIPOSA – The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is hosting another pre-fire season Shelter Boot Camp training on Wednesday, May 1, through Friday, May 3, at New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack, Mariposa County. Anyone interested in training as a Red Cross disaster volunteer is encouraged to attend. This multi-evening offering of courses is ...

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Three Bands And Catered Dinner At Squirrel Cage Spring Fling

NORTH FORK – Love is in the air this spring as Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. and the North Fork Studio present a very special Spring Fling. Due to the snowy weather in February, the North Fork Studio’s annual Valentine Dinner & Dance had to be postponed. Not wanting to miss out on this fun event, Squirrel Cage is teaming up ...

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North Fork Fire Department BBQ Features Helicopters And K9s

NORTH FORK – It’s time for the annual Tri-tip BBQ, put on by the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. This year’s event is on Saturday, Apr. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Fork School. This is the major fundraiser for the Auxiliary, whose members work hard all year to provide funds necessary to outfit Madera ...

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Workshop In Oakhurst Teaches Nonviolent Communication

OAKHURST – Bodhi Oak Zen Sangha is delighted to offer the foothill community a three-day workshop entitled “Compassionate Communication – A Language of Life,” based on the practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) developed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. NVC is widely used and known internationally as a model of speaking and listening from the heart, a conflict resolution tool, a guide ...

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