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Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino to Become Food Distribution Center

COARSEGOLD — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino will become an official food distribution center. The effort to temporarily re-purpose operations at the resort is meant “to help Madera County residents who find themselves in need,” resort officials announced Wednesday morning. The food pick-up site is located at the casino’s open-air porte cochere, located at 711 Lucky ...

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Fresno Mayor Issues ‘Shelter-in-Place’ Order

FRESNO — Fresno Mayor Lee Brand has issued an emergency “shelter-in-place” order starting at midnight tonight and lasting through March 31. In issuing the unprecedented executive order to the city’s more than 500,000 residents, Brand said, “We are literally making life and death decisions here.” “The intent of this order is to ensure the maximum number of people self-isolate in ...

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Newsom Calls for Business Closures; Home Isolation for Seniors

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday called for all Golden State bars, wineries, nightclubs and brewpubs to close to help stop coronavirus spread. Also Sunday the governor urged seniors 65 and older and people with chronic conditions to isolate themselves at home. Newsom said the state will reduce current occupancy in restaurants by half to keep people ...

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Section of Hwy 140 to Close Sunday in Advance of Expected Storm

MARIPOSA — Yosemite National Park officials together with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office announced this morning that Highway 140 near the Ferguson Fire burn scar will close today at 12:30 pm. Authorities said the road would “be closed west of Yosemite National Park from the top of Briceburg Grade to Cedar Lodge.” This preemptive closure is due to heavy rain ...

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Health Department Directs Madera County Schools to Close ‘Immediately’

MADERA — Because of increasing concern about the threat of continued community spread of the coronavirus, schools across Madera County have been directed to close immediately, according to an order issued late Friday afternoon by the Madera County Department of Health. The closure notice, which was announced shortly before 6 p.m. Friday by Madera County Director of Public Health Sara ...

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Is COVID-19 Outbreak Already Impacting Local Economy?

OAKHURST — The coronavirus has quickly become a major concern for area businesses. As COVID-19 continues to spread, some local merchants say they are starting to see business slide as more and more people opt to stay close to home. The drop off in activity appears to be hitting area hotels and motels hardest. In the past two weeks, some ...

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Celebration of Life for Edward William Gigliotti, Jr.

Picture of Edward William Gigliotti, Jr.

Edward W. Gigliotti, Jr., of Coarsegold, passed away in his home on February 16, 2020, at the age of 64. He was born February 25, 1955, in Massachusetts. Edward was survived by his son Edward Gigliotti, 41, of San Diego and his daughter Tara Gigliotti, 39, of Oakhurst. He is also survived by grandsons Riley McKinney, 14, and Skyler McKinney, ...

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Celebration of Life for Lloyd ‘Richard’ Kendrick

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Lloyd “Richard” Kendrick, born September 11, 1937, in Minco, Oklahoma, passed away on February 12, 2020, in Oakhurst. Richard was 82 years old and had lived a long and enjoyable life. Richard was a long-time resident of Coarsegold. He was a retired painter and sandblaster. Richard spent many happy times fishing and loved to take his boat out and relax. ...

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Coronavirus Update: Governor Declares State of Emergency

MADERA — California Governor Gavin Newsom late Wednesday (March 4) declared a state of emergency after the first coronavirus-related death in the state. The emergency declaration will “help advance resources” and prepare the state for the spread of coronavirus, Newsom said. California authorities reported earlier in the day COVID-19 claimed the life of an elderly patient in Placer County. Ten ...

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YHS Music Department Presents ‘Nite on the Town’

OAKHURST — The Yosemite High School Music Department is presenting its annual “Nite on the Town” on Saturday, March 7. Billed as “an evening of talent, sweet treats and great fun,” the event will take place from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the high school. (Doors open at 2 p.m.) There also will be a silent auction, with all ...

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