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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Dec. 9
MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. On Monday, Dec. 3 at 5:33 a.m. a deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Road 415 and Mill Creek Way for a vehicle that passed another vehicle i
Supervisors approve new site for Valley Children’s clinic
VISALIA – A larger, Valley Children’s clinic in Tulare County is closer than ever. On Dec. 4, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to build a visitor and commerce center at Highway 99. Called the Sequoia Gateway Commerce Center, the project would be located on 126 acres at the sout
What Makes Third Graders So Thankful?
OAKHURST — What makes third graders so thankful?. They are thankful for the incredible and fun activities going on at Oakhurst Elementary School (OES). The terrific third graders of OES have been busy with lessons on kindness, exploring learning through STEAM projects, and getting physical with PE.
62-year-old man killed in Madera hit-and-run, body found on highway
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An investigation is underway following a deadly, early morning hit and run in Madera County on Monday. It was reported just before 5 a.m. at the Avenue 12 on-ramp to Highway 99.
One killed by vehicle on Highway 99 on-ramp
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A person was killed on Monday morning after being hit by a car on the Highway 99 on-ramp at Avenue 12 in Madera County. The on-ramp was closed for some time but is now back open.
Carr brothers to host event benefiting Valley Children's Hospital
MADERA, Calif. - The Carr brothers are getting set to host a benefit for Valley Children's Hospital, where you can ask questions about the Oakland Raiders top plays from this season.
Community News, Dec. 13 edition | Shelter Pet Drive, Audubon events and iPhone workshop
The Madera County Animal Shelter is offering half off on all animals for the month of December. That’s $55 for dogs and $35 for cats. The ‘Pawlidays’ drive is sponsored by Friends of the Madera Animal Shelter. Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shelter is locat
Augie Capuchino – This Is What Service Looks Like
MADERA – For 38 years, Augie Capuchino has been the face many people see when firefighters are called out, when they are in need of rescue, are suffering a medical emergency, or are involved in an accident.
Deceased man found on Highway 99 onramp in Madera County, CHP reports
The California Highway Patrol was investigating the discovery of a body found early Monday on the northbound Avenue 12 onramp to Highway 99 in Madera County. A CHP spokesman said a motorist noticed the body about 4:37 a.m. on the northbound onramp to the highway. The victim was a 62-year-old man.
Remnants Of Dust Bowl Migration Linger In Central Valley Politics, Says Researcher Adam Ramey
While some valley congressional districts flipped from red to blue, much of the state’s remaining republican strongholds are still in the San Joaquin Valley -- particularly Kern, Madera and Tulare Counties. This has a lot to do with the Dust Bowl, and the migrants who came to California in the 1920s
Feds Say “Below Average Housing Outcomes” Costing Naomi’s House
FRESNO (KMJ) — Downtown Fresno’s Naomi’s House has lost a portion of its funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, due to what federal officials described as “below average housing outcomes.” According to HUD, Safe Haven funding had been sent to Naomi’s House since 2002. The
Student In Oakhurst arrested with home made bow and arrow
Yosemite High School in Oakhurst was placed on lockdown after reports that a disgruntled student armed with a home made bow and arrow was on campus. Oak Creek Intermediate School, and Oakhurst Elementary were also placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.
Oakhurst Library Workshop: Free iPhone Training
OAKHURST — Now that you’ve taken a leap of faith into the age of technology and purchased an iPhone, you may be wondering how this compact marvel of engineering can actually make your life easier.
Delays On Wawona Road For Ferguson Fire Repairs
YOSEMITE – Motorists headed into Yosemite on Highway 41/Wawona Road should be prepared for delays as work begins along the Ferguson Fire burn area. Weather permitting, crews will begin repairing the Wawona Road between Chinquapin Junction and the Rostrum on Monday, Dec. 10.
Volunteers set to clean up Goat Mountain Trail. Here’s how you can help.
In an effort to promote legal multi-use of trails in the Sierra National Forest, the Yosemite South Gate Trail Cooperative has scheduled a work day for trail maintenance on Goat Mountain Trail at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16.
Bullfrogs and Calaveras each go 2-1 at Bret Harte Tournament
The Bret Harte and Calaveras boys’ basketball teams each went 2-1 at the 29th Annual Bret Harte Basketball Tournament Dec. 6-8 in Angels Camp. The host Bullfrogs picked up victories over Venture Academy and Millennium, while Calaveras knocked off Dixon and Mariposa.
Boy armed with an unusual weapon causes three schools to go into lockdown
A high school student reportedly armed with a bow and arrow forced three Oakhurst schools into a short lockdown Friday afternoon, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Deputy Notices No Rear License Plate of Man with Warrants
MADERA COUNTY – On December 2nd at 11:30 a.m. a GMC SUV was observed by a deputy pulling a small trailer….and lacking a rear license plate. This got the deputy’s attention. In fact, the deputy recognized the passing driver “from prior law enforcement contacts.” The deputy also knew that the driver,
Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through Dec. 2
MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, Nov. 26, to Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Oakhurst failure to yield, stolen loaded handgun, felon in possession of a firearm.
Oakhurst Schools On Lockdown As Deputies Locate And Arrest Teen Suspect
OAKHURST – A teenage boy was taken into custody after an incident that prompted a lockdown on three Oakhurst school campuses this afternoon. At about 12:30 p.m., School Resource Deputy Melanie Hopper was advised by staff at Yosemite High School of a disgruntled male student on campus who may be arme