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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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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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Yosemite Unified Superintendent On Leave, Community Group Seeks Change

OAKHURST — Even as the Superintendent has reportedly requested leave from her assigned duties, a group is rallying to effect change within the struggling Yosemite Unified School District. Community members have organized for regular meetings, and they want more people to get involved. On Monday, Feb. 5, at a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees, the most-recently-hired Superintendent requested ...

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Chawanakee Unified Breaks Ground On New TK-8 School

MADERA COUNTY, CA – More than 100 educators, school leaders, students, business and community leaders celebrated the official groundbreaking on Thursday, Feb. 1, of Hillside School, Chawanakee Unified’s newest school, planned to open in the 2018-19 school year to serve students in transitional kindergarten through 8th grade. “We are thrilled to welcome Hillside School to our Chawanakee Unified family,” says ...

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