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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Love Cafe

Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. OAKHURST — Unique in the Yosemite region is the perfect little café off Highway 41 in Oakhurst. The Love Café is precisely why California is the king of the culinary world. ...

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County: Sewer Project to Cause Hwy 41 Delays through October

OAKHURST — The Madera County Public Works department has started a major construction project that will impact traffic along Oakhurst’s main artery — Highway 41 — for the next nine months. “Expect delays and changing traffic patterns as the signage and routes are expected to change,” warned an advisory issued this week by the California Highway Patrol. The construction work ...

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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Madera’s Vineyard

Madera County is home to waterfalls, giant trees and culinary royalty. In honor of California Restaurant Month, happening throughout January, SNO presents a special series spotlighting each participating restaurant. MADERA — If you are like many mountain residents, you like to explore the region, but often don’t like to leave your animals overnight. Many locals yearn for a change of ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for Jan. 14-20, 2020

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from January 14-20, 2020. Coarsegold – Narcotics On Jan. 14 at 07:07 a.m., deputy responded to the 46000 block of Lucky Lane for a report of narcotics found. The narcotics were collected and booked at the Madera Sheriffs Office for destruction. Case closed. Oakhurst – ...

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2020 Academic Decathletes Ready for Competition

MADERA — The 38th annual Madera County Academic Decathlon competition will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 — with the interview and essay competitions held later this week prior to competition day. Eight of the 10 Decathlon events, including the speech competition and Super Quiz, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Madera South High School. This year’s topic ...

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Area Home Sales, Median Prices Hold Steady in 2019

MOUNTAIN AREA — 2019 proved to be a solid year for home sales in eastern Madera County, according Realtor Ed Bailey of Ed Bailey Realty. Bailey compiled year-end data from California Regional MLS reports released in 2019. Here’s his rundown of mountain area home sale activity and median sales prices: Ahwahnee — 27 homes sold, median price $343,000, average time ...

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Snow Patrol: Keeping High Country ‘Fun’ Safe

BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office “snow patrol” stayed active as the long, Martin Luther King Day weekend — and abundant recent snowfall — drew throngs of visitors to the high country. MCSO Corporal Ian Roth and Deputy Jose Iniguez spent their holiday weekend teaming with U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Melissa Wise conducting OHV (off highway ...

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Minarets’ Southgate Film Festival Right Around Corner

By Ryan Abner, student journalist for Minarets Press O’NEALS — It’s film season at Minarets High School. Known for its outstanding film making, tech and media programs, which have garnered praise at Slickrock and other California media festivals, it’s no surprise that the high school now has a film festival of its own. The Southgate Film Festival has been a ...

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MCSO Offers Active Shooter Response Training Saturday at YLP Clubhouse

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COARSEGOLD — The Madera County Sheriff’s Department is scheduled to conduct an ‘active shooter’ training session at the Yosemite Lakes Park clubhouse on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. The program, open to the public, is scheduled to last about an hour, with another hour reserved for Q&A. The training is intended to help participants protect themselves during ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log for January 7-13, 2020

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MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from January 7-13,  2020. Coarsegold – Vandalism On Tuesday, January 7, at 7:25 a.m., a corporal was dispatched to Oonay Nation Road regarding vandalism. Some kind of substance was poured onto the porch of an apartment several days ago. No monetary damage. Documentation only at ...

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