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Home Kitchens, Gender Identity, Rescued Rabbits: New California Laws For 2019

CALIFORNIA — Here are a handful of the hundreds of laws that go into effect on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019: FAMILIES Employment: lactation accommodation AB 1976 Requires employers to make private space available for women who are breastfeeding at work, other than a bathroom. The law previously required space other than a toilet stall. FOOD Food facilities: single-use plastic straws AB ...

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ACT Dogs Of The Week: Itsy And Bitsy

The Animal Compassion Team (ACT) foster and adoption Dog of the Week for SNO is a two-fer, potentially. Meet an adorable duo of tiny Chihuahuas, Itsy and Bitsy. These sweet girls do not have to be adopted out together (since they’ll love any dog, cat or person they meet) but they did both come into the shelter together. Itsy is ...

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Sheriff’s Office Searching For Suspect In Sullivan Tire Break-In

OAKHURST – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect (or suspects) in connection with a break-in at Sullivan’s Tire Pros on Christmas Day. At about 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 25, deputies responded to an alarm call on the north end of the Enterprise Center on Highway 49 in Oakhurst. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the front door ...

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Oakhurst Man Accused Of Embezzlement Considers Plea Deal

MADERA – An Oakhurst man accused of embezzlement, grand theft, and contracting without a license was back in Madera Superior Court today to consider a deal from prosecutors. Marc Demasters, 38, was arrested on Nov. 29, following a months-long investigation by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives received several reports of fraud as far back as August 2018 regarding well ...

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$100,000 In Grant Funds For Women And Children Nonprofits

MOUNTAIN AREA — Local nonprofits serving women and children for at least three years may be eligible for a share of $100,000, provided they qualify and apply for the funds by Jan. 11, 2019. The Board of Directors of the Central California Women’s Conference (CCWC) is seeking local community benefit organizations serving women and children to apply for a share ...

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American Pickers May Pick Foothills For History

MOUNTAIN AREA — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team at American Pickers are coming back to California to film episodes of their hit series and casting producers are now looking for leads throughout the state. They’re specifically scouting for people with a combination of personality and interesting items — lots of them. Does that sound familiar? If it describes you ...

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve At The Elks Lodge

OAKHURST — Members of Elks Lodge #2724 in Oakhurst invite the community to celebrate another trip around the sun with a surf ‘n turf dinner and plenty of great dancing on New Year’s Eve. The no-host bar opens at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, and is followed by a 7 p.m. dinner of steak, shrimp, sautéed Brussels sprouts, and ...

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Easy Way To Send Amazon Returns Locally

OAKHURST — Gotta lotta go-backs? Maybe Santa didn’t get the message. No worries. Sierra Global Tech (SGT) wants locals to know, “you don’t have to drive to Fresno to send that Amazon return!” Instead, they will provide what you need to print the return label and drop it off at any of the three UPS centers in Oakhurst. Why is ...

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Where’s Santa Right Now? NORAD Knows (You Can, Too)

WORLD — Ants in your pants? Here’s a solution — try a tech-check on jolly old Santa Claus as he and his crew of reindeer make their way around the world. The NORAD Tracks Santa website features Santa’s North Pole Village, including a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. Kids of all ages can check out NORAD Headquarters in the North Pole ...

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Winter Weather Advisory For Christmas Eve

MOUNTAIN AREA — We’ll have some rain in the foothills and snow in the higher country around Christmastime, as a storm moves into the area by Monday afternoon and grows stronger into the night. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from Yosemite National Park to Kings Canyon from 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 to 10 a.m. ...

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