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Oakhurst Waste Tire And Electronics Amnesty Day Event

OAKHURST — Madera County residents will want to know about the Waste Tire and Electronics Amnesty Day event on Friday, Jan. 12 in Oakhurst — that means, free tire disposal and you can get rid of all the old computers, keyboards, stereo equipment and the like that clutters up your space. It’s required that residents make a reservation for this ...

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Yosemite Unified School District Board Meets Jan. 8

OAKHURST — The Regular​ ​Meeting​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Yosemite​ ​Unified​ ​School​ ​District Board​ ​of​ ​Trustees will take place on Monday,​ ​Jan. ​8,​ beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a Call to Order, Approval of Agenda, and Public Comment Regarding Closed Session Items, followed by a Closed Session and resuming with an Open Session at approximately 7:45 p.m. The meeting is scheduled for the library at ...

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Winter Storm Warning And Flash Flood Watch

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service is reporting that heavy rain and gusty winds will develop over much of central and southern California by Monday, Jan. 7, which may result in debris flows and mudslides due to the recent wildfires. Winter Storm Warning  In Yosemite, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 to ...

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Firefighters Invited To Attend Taping Of “The Ellen Show”

CALIFORNIA — NBC television host Ellen DeGeneres is inviting local firefighters to attend a taping of her show as a way to say “thank you” for the service they provide, statewide. Ellen took time in her first broadcast of the new year to thank the people who responded to fires that threatened the Santa Barbara-area home she shares with Portia ...

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Meet Up For Meatless Mondays With Vegan Potluck

OAKHURST — A growing group of locals from towns around the foothills are meeting monthly for a vegan potluck dinner, and all those who wish to participate are welcome. “Anyone who is curious at all about healthier eating or ‘what does a vegan eat,’ or anyone who is slightly open to being exposed to something different than the status quo ...

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Celebrate Restaurant Month With Local Dining Specials

MOUNTAIN AREA — If you have a taste for the sweet or the savory, or the hoppy, you’ll be happy to know that Visit Yosemite Madera County has deemed January to be Restaurant Month, and a host of local eateries are celebrating. For instance, Ducey’s on the Lake in Bass Lake is offering a prix fixe menu with great value, in ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Local Log Through Dec. 31

MADERA COUNTY– Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 25 to Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. North Fork burglary On Monday, Dec. 25 at 9:19 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 56000 block of Road 200 in regards to a commercial burglary investigation. Statements were obtained and a report was written. ...

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Get To Know The Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club

MARIPOSA — Like to ride? All area motorcycle riders are invited to the Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club (SSC, MC) annual “Get to know the SSC” luncheon. “The SSC, MC is seeking new members who want to ride and have fun as well as help do charitable events for our communities,” organizers say. “Come learn the history of the SSC, what ...

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Big Moon January: Supermoon, Blue Moon, Lunar Eclipse

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE — Excitement in the sky coming your way soon, as Earth will experience the bright light of two supermoons in January. The first is on the first of the month, and the second is also a Blue Moon with a side order of total eclipse. Supermoon According to NASA, when the moon reaches its full phase at the closest ...

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New DMV Laws For 2018

SACRAMENTO – With the new year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public of several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect January 1, 2018. Cannabis Use in Vehicles (SB 65, Hill): This law prohibits smoking or ingesting marijuana or marijuana products while driving or riding ...

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