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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Dec. 3

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 27  to Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Coarsegold domestic violence On Monday, Nov. 27 at 12:43 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to a confidential location regarding a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival an investigation ensued and the deputy found that a physical assault ...

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First, Last And Only Supermoon Of ’17 (But More To Come)

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE – Overnight on Saturday, Dec. 2 we get to experience a supermoon — the first, last and only this year. When the moon reaches its full phase at the closest point to Earth along the satellite’s elliptical orbit, causing la luna to look bigger and about 30 percent brighter in the sky, that’s a supermoon — according to NASA. Precisely speaking, ...

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Christmas Bird Counts Scheduled In The Central Sierra

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The arrival of December heralds a number of holiday traditions and festive celebrations. Among the traditions for birding enthusiasts is the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, when thousands of intrepid observers throughout the western hemisphere take to the field for one day to make a record of all the birds they see and hear. ...

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Man Ends Up In Court Over Escaped Control Burn

MADERA COUNTY — A judgment handed down in Bass Lake Superior court today is a good reminder that citizens are responsible when their burn piles get away from them. A resident who lives in the 28000 block of Road 400 appeared before Judge Charles Wieland today in a case that involved an escaped burn on Nov. 3. The man admitted ...

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ACT Dog Of The Week: Meet Twister

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption program has a new Dog of the Week for SNO. Twister is a mix of Rat Terrier and Chihuahua. Hi, my name is Twister and my foster momma says I am a very kindhearted and gentle puppy. I’m about four months old and the last of my litter. I weigh about 5 ...

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Big Changes In Store For Voters In Madera County Elections

MADERA COUNTY — Beginning with the June 5 election, voters in Madera County will be able to vote in person for nearly two weeks ahead of the election, and every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail. Madera County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar Rebecca Martinez says she hopes everyone will be excited about the improvements to the voting process. “I am ...

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Tracking Santa With Free Games & Apps

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Do your kids want to keep an eye on the big guy in the red suit this holiday season? Here’s how: The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, ...

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Minarets High School Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

By Isabel Olivas —  COARSEGOLD — It may be a tale as old as time, but this year the Minarets Drama Club is putting on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. To date, this will be their biggest production yet and the actors are working tirelessly at rehearsals. According to the Drama Director, Mrs. West, they will be taking a minimalist ...

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Supervisors Vote 5-0 To Censure District Attorney Linn

MADERA COUNTY — At a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors this morning, the five-member board voted unanimously to censure District Attorney David Linn for creating a hostile workplace environment and using sexually and racially offensive language. The Board had demanded his resignation in the wake of a complaint that was filed, and an independent investigation found that Linn ...

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Prosecutors’ Association Revokes Endorsement Of D.A.

MADERA COUNTY — Following news today of the Madera County Board of Supervisors’ vote to censure District Attorney David Linn for misconduct in the workplace, the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association has rescinded its endorsement. “In light of the findings in the recent investigation, the Madera County Prosecutors’ Association revokes its endorsement of David Linn for District Attorney,” according to a statement ...

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