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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 23

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 17, to Sunday, July 23, 2017: North Fork burglary On Monday, July 17 at 5:49 a.m. a burglary was reported in the 56000 block of Shinn Cabin Lane. During the investigation one female was taken into custody and booked at MCDOC. ...

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Bass Lake Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Weekend

BASS LAKE — Imagine enjoying the sweet taste of pancakes and syrup while a cool lake breeze blows gently by. If that sounds good to you, make a note on your calendar, as the Bass Lake Lions Club invites the community to join in a fundraising Pancake Breakfast. The delectable details of the event include a two-day stretch of batter-up: it ...

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Free And Reduced-Price Meals For School Year 2017-18

MADERA COUNTY — Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary, Chawanakee, Raymond-Knowles Union Elementary and Yosemite Unified School Districts announce their policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the applicable National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Programs. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household ...

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Larry Langley’s Happy Camping: Jones Store And Gravity Gas

North Fork’s own Larry Langley takes us to a local landmark: Have you ever been to Jones Store? No? You’re missing out. It’s a great scenic 14-mile drive up into the mountains on the twisty but paved Beasore Road. Where’s Beasore Road? Above Bass Lake, just past the turnoff to The Pines Resort. This is a real old-time country store ...

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BYOF: Bring Your Own Fins To Movie Night At Miller’s Landing

BASS LAKE — Miller’s Landing Resort invites everyone to the Summer Outdoor Movie Series, as it continues on Friday, July 28 with a film chosen specially, in honor of “Shark Week.” Playing on the water is the 1975 classic, Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg. A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 16

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 10, to Sunday, July 16, 2017: Coarsegold trespassing On Monday, July 10, at 11:58 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a property in the 33000 block of Skyline Ridge Trail in regards to a trespassing call. The suspect is later contacted. Statements ...

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Another Delay In Murder Trial Of North Fork Woman

BASS LAKE — The woman accused in the death of North Fork resident Bonnie Hale was back in Bass Lake Superior Court today; her attorney asking for yet another continuance. Mary O’Keefe, 63, of North Fork, was arrested on Dec. 18, 2016, and charged with first degree murder after Hale was found deceased on the patio of her own home. ...

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Sentence Handed Down In Oakhurst Murder Case

BASS LAKE — The man found guilty of murder and attempted murder in the stabbing of two people in Oakhurst last year was sentenced today in Bass Lake Superior Court. George Taylor-Windsor was sentenced to 25 years to life for first degree murder, and 14 years for attempted murder, to be served consecutively. Taylor-Windsor, 26, was found guilty on May ...

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Can You Rent Out Your Private Home As An Airbnb?

MADERA COUNTY — As technology makes it easier for private homeowners to advertise their properties as short-term rentals on such websites as Airbnb and Homeaway, some residents have raised concerns about having vacation rentals in their neighborhood. The County has therefore been addressing the language in the ordinance governing such activities in private homes, though County staff makes it clear ...

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Have You Signed Up For Emergency Alerts?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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