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Local Extras Wanted For Horror Film, Casting Call In Raymond

LOS ANGELES – Praetorian Motion Pictures LLC, based out of Los Angeles, is set to begin pre-production in Raymond, Calif., and Madera County on their feature-length supernatural horror film “AGARES,” by casting local extras at the Frontier Inn Tavern this Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Praetorian is most well known for their feature films “33 & Beyond: The Royal ...

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The History Mystery #70

This photo is in the collection of the Sierra Mono Museum. The photograph was taken by Alexander Hood. The man with the baby is Mike McDonald holding his son Wally. Any help with identifying the woman and children in the photo would be appreciated. Thank you, Christina McDonald Sierra Mono Museum   Follow-Up on The History Mystery #69 We were ...

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The History Mystery #69

This month’s History Mystery is submitted by George Raymond, Historian, E Clampus Vitus Chapter 41-49 Subject: Southern Pacific Railroad – Berenda Branch Question: Do any of the readers have or know how to obtain a map showing the route of the Berenda Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad? It ran from Berenda to Daulton to Raymond. Over time this stretch ...

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The History Mystery #68

RAYMOND – The building in the photograph burned in the early 1990s in Knowles and was a boarding house for many granite quarry workers over the years. But our History Mystery is not about the building but concerns the two stone bears crouched along either side of the stairs leading to the porch. The two bears, which some folks think ...

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Two People Killed When Hit By A Truck On Road 400

RAYMOND – Two people are dead after being hit by a pickup while fighting in the middle of Road 400 south of Hensley Lake last night. At about 9 p.m., Rickey Holt, 39, of Madera, was driving a 2001 Dodge Neon northbound on Road 400, just south of Road 406, when passengers Dean Cram, 37, of Raymond, and Lucille Trolinger, ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning South Of Eastman Lake

RAYMOND – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire burning just south of Eastman Lake in the Raymond area. At 3:42 p.m., crews were dispatched to reports of a smoke column on Road 29 near Road 607. The first unit at scene reported the fire burning in grass range land with a moderate rate of spread. The incident commander ...

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Fire Burning Along Road 600 North Of Raymond

RAYMOND – Crews are at scene of a vegetation fire burning north of Raymond on Road 600. At about 4:30 p.m., reports came in of a fire between the town of Raymond and the intersection of Road 600 and Road 415. The first unit at scene reported the fire at 5 to 7 acres with a moderate rate of spread ...

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Ben Fire Burning In Mormon Bar Area North Of Raymond

RAYMOND — As firefighters were busy fighting the nearly week-old Ferguson Fire burning west of Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, reports came in early this afternoon of another fire starting north of Eastman Lake near Raymond. At approximately 1 p.m., crews were called out to reports of a vegetation fire burning in the Mormon Bar area. The first engine ...

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Portion Of Road 407 Closed Due To Fire Damage To Bridge

RAYMOND – Road 407 east of Road 600 was closed due to the Raymond Fire, and will remain closed until repairs to the bridge can be completed. The Raymond Fire, which appears to have been started when a vehicle crashed (no official cause has yet been released) burned 40 acres along Road 407 and according to reporting from CHP, also ...

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Vegetation Fire Burning South Of Raymond

RAYMOND – Firefighters are on scene of a vegetation fire on Road 600 near Road 407. At about 11:45 a.m., just as crews were dealing with an 50-acre fire in the Planada area, reports came in of another about 30 miles to the southeast. There were also reports of a single-vehicle roll-over crash in the same area, but it is ...

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