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YUSD Superintendent Greenberg On Paid Leave

OAKHURST — As of Friday, Feb. 9, Yosemite Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Cecelia Lynn Greenberg is on paid administrative leave from YUSD, according to a statement from the Board of Trustees. “All school business will continue and YUSD staff will be working together with Madera County Superintendent of Schools to assist with daily operations. Fred Cogan, Administrator on Special ...

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One Tribe Global Workshop: Planting Seeds Of Health

OAKHURST — Permaculture designer and educator Marianna Burrett shares her passion in the first of a two workshops focusing on connection to nature and planting the seeds of health. Organized by nonprofit One Tribe Global, the initial workshop is on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Oakhurst Branch Library. Another follows in ...

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Everybody Needs A Good Lover’s Masquerade Ball

OAKHURST — We caught up with a couple of the organizers behind this weekend’s big event, the Lover’s Masquerade Ball to benefit the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club (BGC). Busy prepping for the big night, we spoke with Maria the Russian and Susan Macauley, standing in for son Bob. Bob Macauley is the President of the BGC and Maria is ...

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Engineering In Action: Coach Ward’s 5th Grade Math Class

By “Coach” Robin Ward — OAKHURST — Being a teacher is a lot of work, and it’s rewarding and fun when students are willing to work hard and put forth the effort to do more. Implementing the Common Core math standards brought about quite a stir, mostly for the drastic change in how we teach math to students, and how ...

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Special Meeting Of Yosemite Unified Board Of Trustees

OAKHURST — The office of the recently vacated Superintendent of Yosemite Unified School District has once again announced a Special Meeting of the District Board of Trustees, now scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and is being held in the Yosemite Unified Library located at 50200 Road 427 in Oakhurst. District Superintendent Cecelia Greenberg reportedly ...

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Yosemite Unified Superintendent On Leave, Community Group Seeks Change

OAKHURST — Even as the Superintendent has reportedly requested leave from her assigned duties, a group is rallying to effect change within the struggling Yosemite Unified School District. Community members have organized for regular meetings, and they want more people to get involved. On Monday, Feb. 5, at a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees, the most-recently-hired Superintendent requested ...

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New Snow: None. Yosemite Winter Rangers’ Report

YOSEMITE — The summary of Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski’s latest blog post from the field is — don’t forget the sunscreen. New snow: None Total settled snow depth: 9 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 56°F (February 2) Low temperature: 16°F (January 31) Ski Conditions and Weather The daily high temperature for the past nine days has been over 50°F. The snow has ...

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Memorial Service For Arttie Hernandez

NORTH FORK — Arttie Hernandez passed away February 1, 2018, at the age of 65. Arttie was born to be wild on January 5, 1953, in Sanger, California. A retired construction worker who loved riding his “Red Lady” ’65 Panhead, Arttie and his family have been residents of North Fork, California, for the past 30 years. A generous and loving ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Feb. 4

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Jan. 29 to Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Oakhurst domestic dispute On Monday, Jan. 29 at 4:47 a.m. deputies responded in regards to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, an investigation was conducted and a report was written to document the incident. Case can be ...

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Yosemite High Wins County Academic Decathlon

MADERA COUNTY — In a battle of wits, Yosemite High School, triumphed for the 23rd time in 24 years making them the champions of the 36th Madera County Academic Decathlon. Yosemite will advance to the state competition March 22-25 with a score of 33,039.6 to compete with the best teams in the state. The Yosemite High team members who will ...

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