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David And Betty Linn File Claims Against Madera County For $15 Million

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Board of Supervisors made public today that District Attorney David Linn and his wife Betty have filed separate Claims for Damages against the County of Madera totaling $15 million for damages they claim to have suffered due to the censure process by the Board of Supervisors. David Linn alleges that actions by the Board ...

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Supervisors Approve Airplane For Madera County Sheriff

MADERA COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 today to approve the acquisition of a Cessna 172 for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. There will be no cost to the County to acquire the plane, which is being offered to the S.O. by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office, who used it for nearly 11 years. It is estimated that ...

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Supervisors Fight Back Against D.A. Linn’s Allegations Of Misconduct

MADERA — As Madera County District Attorney David Linn continues his efforts to find any malfeasance on the part of the five members of the Madera County Board of Supervisors, the Board is fighting back. In a statement released today, Linn announced that he is turning over his investigation to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who “will take charge of ...

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Supervisors Get Quarterly Updates On Operational Priorities

MADERA COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors continues to move forward on their Operational Priorities, receiving reports from staff and inviting the public to a Management Workshop in Bass Lake next month. On Tuesday, Mar. 6, Madera County management provided a quarterly update to the Board on the eight priorities chosen at the 2017 Management Workshop. The priorities are Mission/Vision/Values, ...

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County Administrator Clarifies YUSD Position

OAKHURST — With televised news reports varying, a Madera County administrator in Special Assignment to the Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) was determined today to set the record straight when it comes to the District, and he did so in the form of an open letter to the community at large. The missive was electronically circulated to members of the ...

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David Linn Says He’ll Run For Re-election As District Attorney

MADERA – Madera County District Attorney David Linn announced today that he is a candidate for re-election as Madera County D.A. in the June 5 election. When Linn was first elected in 2014, he said he wasn’t sure if he would seek re-election, but has now decided to do so. All necessary documents and filing fees were provided to the ...

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Site Chosen For New Community College In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — At its Mar. 6 Board of Trustees meeting, the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Board approved the purchase of 30.20 acres of property located on the west side of Westlake Drive, north of Highway 49 in Oakhurst, for the purchase price of $1,822,500. Pending a successful close of escrow, this will be the new site of the ...

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Hazardous Weather Conditions For Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Mariposa, Madera, Fresno and Tulare County Foothills from 11 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 2 through 10 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 3 above 3,000 feet. Snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, and localized amounts up to 6 inches around 4,000 feet, ...

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Madera County And The ACLU Settle Lawsuit

MADERA — The County of Madera and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California settled a lawsuit on Wednesday regarding California’s open meeting law, the Ralph M. Brown Act. The ACLU filed suit in July of last year, alleging the County violated the Brown Act during a closed session item at a Board of Supervisors meeting on Mar. ...

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YUSD Superintendent Greenberg On Paid Leave

OAKHURST — As of Friday, Feb. 9, Yosemite Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Cecelia Lynn Greenberg is on paid administrative leave from YUSD, according to a statement from the Board of Trustees. “All school business will continue and YUSD staff will be working together with Madera County Superintendent of Schools to assist with daily operations. Fred Cogan, Administrator on Special ...

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