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Letter To The Editor: Two Good Choices For Madera Co. D.A.

I had the privilege of attending a women’s group political forum last night at the Madera Golf Course. Dinner was excellent and I had the pleasure of making new friends with many like-minded individuals. Local political candidates were afforded a two-minute self introduction followed by questions posed by a women’s panel from the group. What became readily apparent is that ...

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Letter To The Editor: Time For Problem Solvers

It was with a great deal of frustration that I left the recent town hall held by our Congressional Representative, Tom McClintock (R-CA4), in O’Neals this past Thursday evening. I traveled from Mariposa to O’Neals with a question that I was hoping to get an answer in the affirmative to. Recently the Problem Solvers Caucus was formed in the House ...

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Arson Should Be Classified As A Violent Crime

To the Editor: Recently, California passed Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation act of 2016. Prop 57 was supposed to get nonviolent offenders out of prison and get them the rehabilitation programs they needed to get back on their feet. By definition legally, any crime not expressly defined as “violent” in section 1192.7(c) of the penal code is considered ...

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Mariposa First Responder Opposed To Cal Fire Contract

To the Editor: As a resident and volunteer firefighter of Mariposa County I now have TOTAL LACK OF TRUST of all our elected officials. The reasons for this are the latest actions now being taken by the board of supervisors concerning the takeover of Mariposa County Fire Department by Cal Fire. Two and a half years ago the volunteers were ...

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