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McDonald's Recalls Hello Kitty Whistles For Choking Hazard

OAKHURST – McDonald’s Corporation of Oakbrook, Ill. has announced the recall of about 2.3 million whistles that were given away recently as part of a plastic Hello Kitty toy was distributed nationwide in Happy Meals. Two children are reported to have coughed out pieces of the whistle they sucked into their mouths. Calls to McDonald’s headquarters confirmed the toys were ...

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Free Lunch For Veterans On Tuesday At Pizza Factories

CALIFORNIA – Pizza Factories are doing something awesome as they recognize Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11 by offering veterans lunch on the house. The company says it’s their way of giving back and recognizing the military on that special day. The offer is either a free lunch special or free lunch buffet at participating Pizza Factories, a 110-store chain ...

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Reptile Ron Visits Branches Books

OAKHURST – Kids and parents were tipping the scales at Branches Books and Gifts this week, and we aren’t talking about weight, here. Bookstore owner Anne Driscoll invited the aptly named educator and entertainer Reptile Ron to visit the shop, and when you get Reptile Ron, you get snakes. You also get spiders and bugs. The event marks the second ...

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Chukchansi Casino To Remain Closed

FRESNO – District Court Judge Lawrence O’Neill has handed down his ruling, and the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino will remain closed until the factions battling for control can decide how to move forward. After all parties appeared in court this morning in Fresno for any final arguments on the reams of motions filed in the past few weeks, the ...

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Chukchansi Factions Meet To Negotiate

COARSEGOLD – All parties in the leadership dispute for control of the Picayune Tribe of Chukchansi Indians will be back in U.S. District Court tomorrow in Fresno. Two weeks ago, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill ordered the factions to sit down for a mandatory mediation conference to try and iron out their differences and find a way to move forward. The ...

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Oakhurst Pet Shop Has It All

OAKHURST – Animal lovers are a distinctive breed, and with pet ownership in the United States having more than tripled since the 1970s, the most recent estimates suggest that about 164 million households in the U.S. currently have pets. If you’re live in one of those households in the foothill area, you’ll be happy to know that the Bateman family ...

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Chukchansi Employees Scheduled To Reclaim Belongings

COARSEGOLD – Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino employees have been advised they can pick up personal belongings left behind when the Casino abruptly shut down on Oct. 9, following an armed conflict between rival factions of the tribe. A notice appeared on the Casino’s social media today, captioned, “Attention Chukchansi Gold Team Members.” Employees were notified that they can pick ...

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Homeless Camps Cleared As Cemetery Expands

OAKHURST – Work is underway to rehabilitate 11 acres recently purchased by the Madera Cemetery District to expand the Oakhill Cemetery. The newly-purchased property is due west of the cemetery and runs along behind Napa Auto Parts, beside the Raley’s store, behind Grocery Outlet, and over to the Manna House.

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Chukchansi Closed At Least Two More Weeks

FRESNO – All parties involved in the dispute over leadership of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians appeared in U.S. District Court this afternoon before federal Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill. The hearing follows an armed confrontation on Thursday, Oct. 9, that prompted the shutdown of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold. The courtroom was filled with a large ...

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Heavy Law Enforcement Presence At Chukchansi

COARSEGOLD – As everyone waits to see what will be decided in U.S. District Court in Fresno on Wednesday, the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino remains closed to the public. After what has been described as an armed takeover of the casino on Thursday, Oct. 9, by the Tex McDonald faction, the hotel and casino were shut down pending a ...

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