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Updated: Coarsegold Man Dies Sunday in 3-Vehicle Accident on Hwy 41

O’NEALS — A Coarsegold man died Sunday in a fatal traffic accident at Koko Drive near the 22 Mile House Valero gas station. The incident, which occurred shortly before noon, temporarily closed Highway 41 Sunday afternoon as emergency personnel responded to the scene. The accident involved three vehicles — a gray Toyota pickup, blue Ford Fusion and and a red ...

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Rollover Accident in Coarsegold Leads to DUI Arrest

COARSEGOLD — A single-vehicle rollover accident Friday night on Road 415 resulted in the arrest of a 31-year-old female driver on suspicion of DUI. The accident, which happened around 9:30 p.m., resulted in extensive damage to a red Dodge 1500 truck. Both the driver and a male passenger reportedly suffered minor injuries in the wreck, which resulted in the temporary ...

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Pet of the Week: Fuzzy the Cat

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It’s me, Fuzzy! I want to make sure you know I am beautiful from every angle! Want to rub my tummy? I have been hanging out at some condos but I hear them say they think somebody moved and left me. What is wrong with people? Leave a gorgeous cat like me?…….please. I really need a family! Call 559-683-1266.

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Wildfire Insurance Crisis Leads to Call for First-ever Statewide Non-renewal Moratorium

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OAKLAND — California’s Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Thursday issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders — helping at least 800,000 homeowners in wildfire disaster areas across the state. The commissioner’s action is the result of Senate Bill 824 — authored last year by Lara while serving as state senator — in order to give temporary relief ...

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Madera County’s Sheriff’s Log Through December 2, 2019

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Wednesday, November 27, to Monday, December 2, 2019. Oakhurst Domestic Disturbance On Wednesday, November 27, at 12:26 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to Highway 49 in Oakhurst regarding a domestic disturbance. Report written, EPO granted, arrest made and charges filed. Coarsegold Narcotics Found ...

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Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots Roundup This Saturday

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OAKHURST — Thanks to everyone who attended the Toys For Tots “Double Your Donation KickOff” at the Oakhurst True Value on Nov. 23. Donations included over 400 toys and almost $600 that will go to support toys for needy children in the Eastern Madera County area. But the 2019 campaign is not over yet! Past campaigns have benefited over 1,100 ...

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2nd Annual Yosemite Peace Symposium Coming to Bass Lake

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BASS LAKE — This year, the 2nd Annual Yosemite Peace Symposium will be meeting at the Pines Resort on the shores of Bass Lake, just a short drive from the southern gate of Yosemite National Park, one of the most peaceful places on earth. The symposium will be held March 20 and 21, 2020. Opening keynote speaker will be Andrea ...

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Local Ski School Seeking Volunteer Instructors

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MADERA COUNTY — Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) is looking for volunteer ski and snowboard instructors to teach snow sports to our local area grade school students. MASS is currently about to embark on their 53rd year providing ski and snowboard instruction to eligible students from grades four through six. Volunteer instructors do not need to be expert skiers or ...

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