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California Restaurant Month Spotlight: Ducey’s on the Lake

Eastern 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. BASS LAKE – A world away from the hustle and bustle of life in town, this hidden gem near the gateway to Yosemite National Park is closer than you might ...

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MCSO Invites Public to Attend Swearing-in, Awards Ceremony

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a swearing-in, promotional and special awards ceremony to recognize recent new hires and promotions within the department. The event will take place Thursday (Jan. 16) at 4 p.m. at MCSO headquarters, which is located at 2725 Falcon Drive in Madera. Among MCSO personnel to be recognized: Promotions: Ian Weaver, Sergeant Matthew ...

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YHS Track Team Hosting ‘All Comers’ Track Meet

OAKHURST —  Yosemite High School’s track team is hosting an “All Comers” track meet. The event will take place at the YHS track on Jan. 25 beginning at 9 a.m. with registration and field events. The meet is a senior project/fundraiser for the YHS track team. Ages five and older are welcome to participate in “a day of fun and ...

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MCSO POP Team Makes Felony Arrest in O’Neals

O’NEALS — When the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received information late last week regarding a prohibited person reportedly being in possession of a firearm, the Madera County Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) team initiated an investigation. After MCSO Deputy Mike Chambers discovered the subject, 45-year-old Pasquale Desantis, is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms, the POP team, with assistance from ...

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Soroptimists to Host ‘Dream It – Be It’ Career Conference for Girls

OAKHURST — Soroptimist International of The Sierras will be hosting its 5th annual ‘Dream It – Be It’ Career Conference for area girls later this month. The free event will take place Jan. 25 in Oakhurst. Seating for the conference is limited and attendees must pre-register and also provide a signed parental consent form, which is available on the club’s ...

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Stomach Illness Report Spurs Yosemite Food Services Probe

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The Associated Press is reporting that federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park’s food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service confirmed late last week that they launched an investigation after employees and visitors reported the problems this ...

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New North Fork ‘University’ Debuts with ‘Meeting of the Minds’

NORTH FORK – North Fork University’s inaugural program — “Meeting of the Minds” — drew about 40 curious “students” to the STUDIO Friday night. The “class” featured a lively discussion from a round table of historical figures including Winston Churchill, Hawaiian Queen Lili’uokalani (local actress Cassandra Hepburn), Chinese philosopher Dr. Sun Yet-sun, painter Pablo Picasso and President Abraham Lincoln. The ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log — Dec. 31 to Jan. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 6, 2020. Oakhurst – Burglary On Dec. 31 at 8:43 a.m., deputy dispatched to the 40000 block of Winding Way regarding a burglary to storage units. Report written, evidence obtained. Case to be suspended. Bass Lake – General incident On ...

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Pet of the Week: Bella

This is Bella. She needs a home within 2 weeks. Her mom in going into assisted living and Bella cannot go with her. Mom has been trying to find a home, but time is running out. Bella is current on vaccines and is on heartworm prevention. Bella is a sweet senior girl (11 yrs old) who has been around other ...

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Restaurant Month Spotlight: The Elderberry House

Eastern 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 — The Elderberry House is a local crown jewel. The restaurant is a part of Château du Sureau, which has earned the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award, ...

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