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Sheriff Provides Drop-Offs For Unwanted Medications

MADERA COUNTY – Anyone with unwanted medications will be able to drop them off when the Madera County Sheriff’s Office hosts the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 6th National Take Back Initiative next month. The Sheriff’s Office will provide two drop-off sites on Saturday Apr. 27, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Warning About Free iPhone App For TSP

Anyone with a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), which is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the armed forces, is being warned about the dangers of a free iPhone app available at the Apple App Store. Program officials on the TSP website caution that this app could pose a security risk, and is not sanctioned ...

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Sunrise Rotary Honors Outstanding Students

AHWAHNEE – This morning the Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club honored two outstanding local students. For several years now, on a monthly basis, the club has recognized two outstanding students for their academic and extra curricular achievements. This month the club honored Hanna Wimer from Rivergold School and Jayda Grossi from Yosemite High School.

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Aguilar Convicted Of Animal Cruelty

MADERA COUNTY – Janice Aguilar, 39, of Oakhurst, was convicted of felony cruelty to animals last week in the Sierra Division of the Madera Superior Court at Bass Lake. On Aug. 29, 2012, Aguilar was observed by neighbors in Oakhurst beating a puppy and banging it on the ground, punching it repeatedly with her fist until its eye was dislocated ...

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Bring Your Tools, Bring Your Ideas To North Fork Clean-Up Day

NORTH FORK – The Chamber of Commerce celebrated St. Paddy’s Day and raised a toast to recent and upcoming North Fork projects at the Pizza Factory on Saturday, Mar. 16. Greg and D.J. and the crew served up green beer, green pizza and salad, while Christina DeGracia and her students from the The Dance Club showed off their fancy footwork, ...

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Live Music Tonight At The Bug

MIDPINES – Jean Butterfield will be performing tonight at the Yosemite Bug in Midpines. Jean is well known in the mountain area as a talented singer, songwriter and musician. Her heartfelt vocals tell stories of angels, farmers, loggers, hobos, the 1930’s Dust Bowl, nature and daisy wine.

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Update On HJTA Lawsuit Against Rural Fire Fee

CALIFORNIA – In October 2012, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) filed a lawsuit against several California agencies, arguing that what has become known as the “Rural Fire Fee,” was an illegal violation of Prop. 13. Assembly Bill 29×1 required over 800,000 property owners in State Responsibility Areas to pay $150 per habitable structure for what was called a “fire ...

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Morning Commute Turns To Short Pursuit

MADERA COUNTY – Two Madera men are facing grand theft and drug charges after a Madera County Sheriff’s Leiutenant catches the pair stealing roughly 125 feet of copper wire during rush hour near Highway 99. Lt. Patrick Majeski was driving to work in an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle, when he witnessed Jimmy Costa, 38, and Pablo Gutierrez, 28, snatch a spool ...

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Help Identify These Smash & Grab Suspects

MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson is hoping someone can identify two men who broke into the La Vina Market, located on Avenue 9, shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 6. Video surveillance shows a dark colored truck pull up in front of the market. One of two passengers exits the truck and is seen trying to pry open ...

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