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C21 Ditton Realty | First Time Buyer

If you are reading this article you are probably around the age 25-35 and are looking into purchasing your first home. This is one of the biggest decisions and one of the most expensive purchases you will make in your life. When purchasing your first home there are a lot of unknowns and unexpected expenses so it is important to ...

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Breaking: Report of Fire – Road 225 and Douglas Ranger Station

Update 11:33 pm | Madera County Sheriff: Fire Informational Alert has been issued for Douglas Ranger Station Road. Emergency Personnel are responding to the area. This is informational only. Monitor the situation and be prepared to take action immediately. Don’t wait for an evacuation order to leave if you feel threatened. This is an advisorty that there is a fire ...

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California Highway Patrol Goes on Tactical Alert

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray today issued the following statement announcing the CHP would go on tactical alert ahead of the upcoming Presidential Inauguration:   “For many months, the CHP has worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the outcome of the election will be respected and that any protests which ...

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Mariposa County S.C.O.P.E. Member Arrested for Embezzlement & Grand Theft

MARIPOSA – A former S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort) member Ronald Glenn was arrested Friday January 15th on felony charges of Embezzlement & Grand Theft. Mr. Glenn had been a long time SCOPE member and was the Treasurer for the volunteer organization for the last 9 years. In early 2020 the SCOPE organization went through a structure change and ...

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2020 Home Sales for Madera County Mountain Communities

Submitted by Ed Bailey Real Estate Calendar Year 2020: Home Sales Report on Some of our Mountain Communities: Bass Lake: During the 2020 calendar year, Real Estate Agents sold 62 Bass Lake homes, compared to 37 in the previous year. Median price was $570,000, compared to $525,000 in 2019, and prices ranged from $150,000 to $3,204,000. Average time on the ...

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PG&E: Public Safety Power Shut Off Expected Monday

NORTH FORK – PG&E has notified the Madera County Office of Emergency Services and Mariposa County of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event.  The PSPS is expected to affect the areas of 41 North, Sugar Pine area, Central Camp, Cascadel Woods, and Redinger Lake as well as Wawona and Fish Camp in Mariposa County. The PSPS is being considered ...

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First Application Round Ends for Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Second application round begins February 2nd Sacramento, CA – California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), today announced that Round 1 for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has closed. With more than 300,000 applications successfully completed, application approval notifications will be sent out Friday, January 15 ...

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Camarena Health Offering Scholarship For Students Interested in Health Care

OAKHURST – Camarena Health is once again offering the Camarena Health Scholarship.  The scholarship is available for high school seniors as well as students in college studying for a position in the Health Care field. Since 1995, Camarena Health has awarded Scholarships to Madera County students with a career focus in the medical field. The funds are raised with the ...

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Making a Difference: Camarena Health Recipient of Chukchansi Donation

COARSEGOLD – Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino is once again making a difference in the Madera County mountain communities. Chukchansi presented Camarena Health Oakhurst/Coarsegold with a check for $5000.00 to be used in the mountain community. Thank you Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino for making a difference. Photo by Joelle Leder Photography Pictured – L to R – Chanel Wright ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Columbian Exposition

Image of the Columbian Exposition of 1893

By Sal Maccarone It is always entertaining to try and imagine what the world will be like a century from now. Even though it is impossible to fully comprehend what the future has to hold, we need only to look at the strides taken during the past one hundred years to get some clues. For instance, my grandparents were born ...

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Celebration of Life for Allan Donald King

Image of Allan Donald King.

Allan Donald King, 93, passed away peacefully at his home in Ahwahnee, CA, on January 6, 2021. Always a gentleman, he had a warm smile, a strong work ethic, and a lifelong devotion to serving others inspired by his Christian faith. Allan was born January 20, 1927, to Forrest and Bertha King, farmers in Vinton, Iowa. In 1951, he married ...

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