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Don't Let Someone Steal Your Tax Refund

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris kicked off Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week by issuing tips for Californians to follow to prevent tax-related identity theft as the annual tax compiling and filing process begins. Tax-related identity theft increases in January and commonly occurs when: -Thieves use stolen personal information to file tax returns in someone else’s name in ...

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Supervisor Wheeler’s 2014 Town Hall Schedule

MADERA COUNTY – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will once again hold a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Eastern Madera County in 2014 has announced the schedule for the coming year. Wheeler hosts these meetings to discuss the current issues faced by the County and its citizens, and encourages residents to take this opportunity to share their concerns and ...

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NWS Issues Reg Flag Warning

SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has issued a Red Flag Warning for very low humidities over the southern Sierra Nevada, in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 15. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and ...

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8.5 Tips for Selling Your Home

So you’ve decided to sell your home. Great! Here are 8.5 tips to help you through what comes next: the selling process. 1. Plan ahead. The sooner you get started on those small house projects, the better. You’d be surprised at how much time they will take. When you put your house on the market, you want it to be ...

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Free Event For Home Gardeners

MADERA – Learn how to care for your camellias at a free workshop hosted by Madera County Master Gardeners on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Master Gardener Carole Chavin will demonstrate the care and feeding of these beautiful flowering plants at the Madera Community College Center, 30277 Avenue 12, Room 3A, located at the rear of ...

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Sheriff Anderson's Legacy Of Service

MADERA COUNTY – In what is called “the Passing of Colors,” newly elected Sheriff Jay Varney and outgoing Sheriff John Anderson together gave a command performance outside the Madera County Sheriff’s Office yesterday. This long-standing military tradition was shared with hundreds of citizens looking on, and was bittersweet for the team of sworn personnel at the Sheriff’s Office, who are ...

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Free Event For Home Gardeners

MADERA – Learn how to care for your camellias at a free workshop hosted by Madera County Master Gardeners on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Master Gardener Carole Chavin will demonstrate the care and feeding of these beautiful flowering plants at the Madera Community College Center, 30277 Avenue 12, Room 3A, located at the rear of ...

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Relay For Life Gears Up For 2014

OAKHURST – Wanted! Team Captains, committee members, sponsors and survivors for Relay For Life 2014, scheduled for May 17-18. This year’s event will be held at Yosemite High School. The first Team Captain meeting of the new year will be Monday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Oakhurst Medical Group. Immediately following that meeting, at 6:30 p.m., there will be ...

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Jury Selection In Arson Trial A Lengthy Process

MADERA COUNTY – Finding a panel of 20 citizens who are able to commit to a trial anticipated to last anywhere from three to six months is no easy task. Kenneth Jackson, 40, and Allison Waterman, 47, have been in custody awaiting trial in connection with a series of suspected arson fires in the Coarsegold area since late June, 2013.

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Flu Is On The Rise In California

MADERA COUNTY – Influenza activity is increasing in California, including Madera County, according to the Madera County Public Health Department. Many areas are reporting patients who are critically ill with influenza, including healthy young adults. The primary strain of influenza circulating so far is the H1N1 strain, which emerged during the 2009 pandemic. This strain causes more illness in children ...

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