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New Expanded Vaccination Eligibility

Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) Ready to Vaccinate Under New Expanded Eligibility Guidelines MADERA COUNTY – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines effective Monday, March 15, 2021. Under the new expansion, these additional groups are now eligible: Those who live, work, or volunteer in any congregate residential setting such as an incarceration/detention ...

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One Year Later: Minarets Reflects on COVID Anniversary

Submitted by Jolene Anderson & Mia Hipwood, Student Journalists for Minaret’s Press With the anniversary of COVID-19 mandated quarantine coming up this Saturday, students and staff at Minarets High School reflect on the past year, talking about their struggles and disappointments. Freshman Acacia Edeluchel recalls that her teachers had previously talked about the possibility of schools closing, but she didn’t ...

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COVID Contributions by the North Fork Rancheria to Minarets

Submitted by Trever Jobinger, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Minarets High School can’t say thank you enough for the generous grant donated by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. Almost exactly a year after the closure of Minarets due to COVID, Minarets students are hoping to return to campus to finish out the school year. It will not be ...

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Small Business Fairness Act SB430

SACRAMENTO – The Small Business Fairness Act (SB 430), introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R–Fresno), was approved by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. The Small Business Fairness Act is part of Senator Borgeas’ Economic Recovery Package, which includes SB 74 and SB 265. Senate Bill 430 requires state agencies to work with small businesses and establish policies to waive or ...

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Creek Fire Disaster Relief Bill

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 462, introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), was approved by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee today. Senate Bill 462 would allow for the state to share up to 100 percent of total eligible costs related to the Creek Fire. Currently, the state’s share is only 75 percent. The Senate Governmental Organization Committee has jurisdiction over bills ...

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Gift Cards Are an Increasingly Popular Tool for Scammers, BBB Study Finds

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FRESNO — Gift cards have become a multibillion-dollar industry, a gift that always fits and stands up to social distancing. Worldwide, consumers spent billions on gift cards last year. However, that total comes with an asterisk — it includes the gift cards on which scammers increasingly rely to extract payment from their victims. An in-depth investigative study by Better Business ...

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Celebration of Life for Kathleen Ruth David

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Kathleen Ruth David, also known as Kathy, Momma, Grandma, Kate, JD’s wife, and Sister #3 was a feisty, hard working, fun-loving, selfless person who always put others needs ahead of her own. Her love for life and her resiliency to keep going no matter what life threw at her was extraordinary. Momma was born Christmas Day in Upland, California. In ...

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34th Annual Kids Day Benefitting Valley Children’s Hospital

MADERA – The 34th Annual Kids Day benefiting Valley Children’s Hospital is today – Tuesday, March 9. Protecting the health and well-being of our community continues to be Valley Children’s top priority. So for the second year in a row, Kids Day will be a digital event. Since 1988, Kids Day has raised more than $10.1 million for the “Children’s Fund.” ...

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What’s happening at MCAC?

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It’s been quite a year! And yet, Madera County Arts Council has persevered. Check out the video below to see what’s going on.   Meet the Artists: Kate Jackson and ‘New Year / New Normal’ exhibit Their current exhibit ‘New Year / New Normal’ continues. Come in – Mask up – Check it out!

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Yosemite Unified Board Meeting

OAKHURST – Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) will be holding their next Board Meeting on March 8, 2021, via google meet.  This is a great opportunity for parents and citizens interested in participating in the Board Meetings for YUSD. Attached is the agenda for Monday’s meeting. 3.8.2021 Board Meeting Agenda Request for Public Comment needs to be emailed to Raylene ...

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