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Letter To The Editor: Walking Towards A Healthier Community

As a resident of Yosemite Lakes Park (YLP) for 20 years I do not often see people walking or biking along the street, children riding their bikes to school or mothers or fathers pushing their child in a stroller to the park. My home community is a wonderful place to live, however it is exposed to a number of environmental ...

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Letter To The Editor: RV Park Destroys Our Quality Of Life

Dear Editor: I had a lesson in local civics last night. Foolish me, I thought our representatives were elected or appointed to represent the citizens. Instead, the Madera County Planning Commission voted to approve the development of a RV and camping park with 109 RV spaces and a 100 or so other types of spaces to serve as many as ...

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Letter To The Editor: McClintock Understands District 4

After reading the articles on Rep. Tom McClintock and Jessica Morse in the Mariposa Gazette and attending the debate on Sept. 23, I will continue to support our Congressman wholeheartedly. When I moved here in 1971 Mariposa was a thriving conservative community. Yes, we had Yosemite and tourism, but we had timber harvesting and our forests were healthy. We also ...

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Letter To The Editor: Sally Moreno Has Support Of Law Enforcement

There are two elected top law enforcement officers in Madera County. They are the District Attorney and the Sheriff. The top reason to elect Sally O. Moreno as District Attorney is that she is endorsed, not only by the current Sheriff Jay Varney, but also by three of his predecessors, former Sheriffs John Anderson, Berk Berkeley, and Ed Bates, as ...

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Letter To The Editor: Paul Hornick Is Motivated By Duty

As highly contested political races near election day, generally the mud comes out: motives are questioned and integrity is challenged. As an outside observer of the Madera County District Attorney race who personally has served in the United States Army Reserves with Paul Hornick in the months leading up to his announcement to run for office, I feel compelled to ...

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Letter To The Editor: Paul Hornick Is The Public Servant We Need

I have had the genuine pleasure of knowing, working, and collaborating with Paul Hornick since 2012. Paul and I became acquainted during our mutual service as new officers in the Army Reserve. It was barely a moment before Paul and I began working on projects together. As is common, people of like minds begin associating and exchanging ideas, thoughts, and ...

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Open Letter From Paul Hornick, Candidate For District Attorney

Dear Neighbors, I am Paul Hornick, Senior Deputy District Attorney in Madera County. I am writing to set the record straight. My opponent paid to create an untruthful radio advertisement/ YouTube video. Sheriff Jay Varney made a statement that I disagree with and I want to share my version of events. Additionally, Deputy Jessica Martinez inaccurately characterized my actual statement ...

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Letter To The Editor: Assistant D.A. Says Paul Hornick Is The Only Choice

Many eyes are on the race for Madera County District Attorney and I feel compelled to weigh in publicly on this extremely important decision. Paul Hornick is the only choice for District Attorney. Why is my opinion relevant among so many others? Currently, I am the Assistant District Attorney for the Madera County District Attorney’s Office. My husband is also ...

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Letter To The Editor: Before You Vote, Check McClintock’s Record

Before voting, consider McClintock’s record posed by thees questions. Served in California Assembly for 14 years, California Senate for 8 years and in the U.S. House of Representatives for 10 years for a total of 32 years in politics. Would you say you are a career politician? After the horrific Rim Fire of 2013 wherein Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties suffered ...

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Letter To The Editor: Paul Hornick Is Already On The Job

In her Letter to the Editor, dated Sept. 26, 2018 which refers to Paul Hornick’s public service, Renee Young states: “I was also struck by his claim that he’s been a prosecutor for 13 years.” Perhaps there is need for clarification of our Madera County Senior Deputy District Attorney’s distinguished public service record. Senior Deputy District Attorney, Paul Hornick received ...

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