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Mariposa mobile home fire leaves one person displaced

A fire destroyed a home in Mariposa on Wednesday night, CalFire reported, leaving one person displaced. Jaime Williams, spokesperson for CalFire, said units were dispatched around 7:45 p.m. to the double-wide mobile home off Highway 49 near Usona Road. When firefighters arrived, it was already compl


House catches fire in near whiteout snow conditions in Mariposa

MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. (FOX26) — A house was destroyed by a fire in Mariposa. It happened Wednesday night at a house off Highway 49 between Usona Road and Stumpfield Mountain Road.


Hites Cove Trail workday planned

Shown is the Hites Cove Trail in the Merced River Canyon in Mariposa County. A workday on the trail is set for Feb. 23. Submitted photoVolunteers are being sought for a work day on the Hites Cove Trail in Mariposa County.


Mariposa County Fire Response Log

• EMS - 8 • Fires - 0 • Public Assists - 4 • Auto Collisions - 3 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available f


Embattled California DMV gets its third director in just 32 days

The agency struggling to register licenses is also struggling to find a leader. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has gone through two directors in just over a month. The latest leadership shake-up came on Jan. 30, when acting director Kathleen Webb replaced acting director Bill Davidson,


Kindergarten roundup set this month for parents across MCUSD

The 2019 Kindergarten Roundup has for the Mariposa County Unified School District will be held at the following sites on the following days: • El Portal Elementary: Feb. 27, 3-4 p.m.• Greeley Hill Elementary: Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m.• Lake Don Pedro Elementary: Feb. 28, 3-5 p.m.• Mariposa Elementary: Feb.


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


Community News, Feb. 21 edition | Yosemite Democrats meeting and Zen 101

The Oakhurst Democratic Club is hosting their next meeting on Saturday, March 2, at the Oakhurst Grill, 40530 Highway 41. Justin Macomb, of the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of CalFire, will be on hand speaking on the environmental impacts of last season’s wildfires.


MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat

A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r


California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa


See all that water flowing into the ocean? California bill aims to save it

In stormy winters like this, residents of drought-prone Southern California fret about how much rainfall flows into the ocean, a reminder of the amounts of water the region is wasting instead of saving for good use.


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


White House Breaks Off Talks With California Over Mileage Standard Dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration broke off vehicle mileage standards talks with California on Thursday, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.


No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.


County will lease homes in community for the homeless

As part of the ongoing efforts to help the homeless in Mariposa County, last week the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new strategy to house those in need.


Hoops girls have shot at section finals

Haley Adams (with ball) of Mariposa tries to weave her way through a host of Rio Vista defenders during MCHS’s win last week in the first round of the postseason. Photo by John Mabon.


California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits

Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit


Wet February causes big dent in California drought conditions

LOS ANGELES -- February storms have caused a significant dent in California's drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that just over 67 percent of the state is totally free of any level of dryness.


A big dose of Appling each game keeps the losses away

Milea Appling (left) of Mariposa County High School set the record for all-time scoring at MCHS earlier in the season. Photo by Matt JohnsonShe’s already the all-time leading scorer for girls basketball at Mariposa County High School.