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Bernie McGoldrick | Candidate for Yosemite Unified School Board

I am running for Area 3 of the Yosemite Unified School Board and would very much appreciate your support.  I am dedicated to creating opportunities for all students and want to help lead our district through the many challenges we face. I believe I am well qualified to do the work of a school board member.  I have been self-employed ...

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Over 14,000 Firefighters Continue to Battle Fires Across California

CALIFORNIA – Over 14,000 firefighters continue to battle more than two dozen major fires and lightning complexes across California. Weather conditions overnight were more favorable for the firefighters. Unfortunately with the better weather conditions there were nearly 300 lightning strikes across California. Firefighters continue to monitor for additional lightning strike wildfires and the potential for additional lightning today. Since the ...

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Another Weekend Rescue on Willow Creek

BASS LAKE – Madera County Search and Rescue Deputies and volunteers responded to the area of Willow Creek near the Falls Beach Recreation Area this weekend to rescue a 29-year-old woman from Daly City that had fallen while hiking and complained of pain. The woman suffered injuries while hiking on the rough side of the river opposite of the designated ...

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Yosemite Fire Updates

Half Dome Mountain against blue sky in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – The two fires currently burning in the park, (Blue Jay Fire and White Wolf) are being used as control fires. The goal for both fires is to contain them to a specific area and to confine them, using natural barriers like the bare ground and granite. This strategy reduces fire impacts to firefighters who may be ...

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New Park Near Manzanita Lake

MADERA COUNTY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES – Madera County is very excited about a project we are working on near Manzanita Lake in North Fork ManzanitaExhibit A VICINITY MAP-11×17. In late February of this year, the County was deeded 146 acres of forest land from PG&E as a part of a Bankruptcy settlement agreement. Along with the land acquisition, the County applied ...

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Madera Community Hospital Welcomes RADS

MADERA –  Madera Community Hospital is very pleased to announce, Radiology Diagnostic Services, RADS Inc, is providing Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology professional services for our healthcare system. In the past two years, demand for medical imaging services at Madera Community Hospital required an affiliation with a larger network of Radiologists. “We are thrilled to have a team of advanced ...

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California Heatwave Extends into Work Week: PG&E Urges Customers to Conserve and Prepare in Case of Rotating Power Outages

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to conserve energy to help prevent the need for rotating outages. PG&E meteorologists are forecasting the heatwave to get even hotter and continue through Wednesday night. Conservation is critical to help reduce the need for the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to direct the state’s utilities, including PG&E, to ...

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Heatwave | Flex Alert Issued for the Next Four Days

FOLSOM — The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, beginning today and extending through Wednesday. The Flex Alerts are in effect from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. A persistent, record-breaking heat wave in California and the western states is causing a strain on supplies, and consumers should be ...

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Saturday Night Vehicle Accident Causes Small Fire

O’NEALS – At approximately 10:30 pm Saturday evening local emergency personnel from the CHP, Madera County Sheriff, Sierra Ambulance and Cal Fire responded to a vehicle accident with car fire on Rd. 200 at the Fine Gold Creek bridge, also known as the crooked bridge. According to a witness the late model Toyota was driving erratically at an excessive speed ...

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Scam Targeting Individuals Over 65 According to the BBB

 NATIONAL – According to the latest data provided by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 80% of money being lost by individuals over 65 is due to lottery, sweepstakes, and prize schemes. An in-depth investigative study on lottery and sweepstakes schemes was conducted in June of 2018 by the ...

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