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Possible Thunderstorms for the Sierra Nevada and the Foothills Including Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite Today (Saturday)

Thunderstorms are possible in Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite National Park. April 20, 2019 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a few thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.


Madera County Sheriff’s Office Reports Fraud Linked to Oakhurst Gas Stations

April 18, 2019 - The Madera County Sheriff's Office reports on April 16, 2019, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received several calls for service in the Oakhurst area regarding fraudulent credit.


Here’s what California marijuana smokers think about driving while high

Many cannabis-culture celebrations will take place on 4/20 (April 20), so here’s a look at some pot smokers’ opinions on driving and tips to self-assess if you are too high.


Deputies Called Out For “Military Grade Training Round” At Oakhurst Business

OAKHURST – It was an interesting day for the folks at an Oakhurst business when someone discovered what appeared to be an old bomb lying in the weeds near an outbuilding. Conan Cocallas was walking through the area near what used to be the Cause 4 Paws Thrift Store on Highway 41 when he noticed a st


Next Year’s 4/20 Celebrations In California Will Look A Lot More Legal

Next to the lemonade and gyros, California festival goers will soon be able to buy legal pot—a potential sales bonanza for local dispensaries and a boost to state tax revenues. But they’ll have to wait until next year’s 4/20, the informal holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, to buy weed outdoors.


'I still have nightmares': Children share powerful messages to Calif. parents convicted of torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Several children of a California couple convicted of torturing and abusing them inside their home gave emotional statements at a hearing Friday before their parents were handed a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Beauty From Ashes: Calvin Crest Plants Over 21,000 Trees In Burn Areas

OAKHURST – Over the last two weeks, staff and volunteers at Calvin Crest Camp Conference & Retreat Center have participated in planting more than 21,000 trees in the severely burned areas of the camp’s property, located about eight miles north of Oakhurst off Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road).


Success and failure of protected species in California

The 2019 theme for Earth Day is ‘protect our species’ so today we look at some that are threatened or near extinction in California. The California flag features a grizzly bear that roamed the state, stood 8 feet and weighed more than a ton. The bear was considered a threat to livestock and people a


Southern California forecast: Light drizzle expected Saturday morning

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Easter weekend will start off cool on Saturday, with light drizzle in some parts of Southern California. Los Angeles and Orange counties should get light rain in the morning before conditions turn to partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s.


Essential California: 'Life may have been bad, but it made me strong'

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, April 20. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:. David and Louise Turpin, who are the parents of 13 children, each pleaded guilty to 14 felony charges in February, including one count of torture, four of fal


Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes off the coast from Eureka, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 31 miles from Capetown, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:17 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.1 miles.


4 Bay Area Counties Have Strongest Labor Markets in California

Four Bay Area counties have the strongest labor markets in the state, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. San Mateo County has the strongest market followed by San Francisco, Marin and Santa Clara counties, according to unemployment data.


Parents slam school leader accused of biting officer during DUI arrest, others call for leniency

Multiple employees called for leniency this week from the Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustees, which put its recently arrested superintendent on leave, but district parents weren’t so forgiving on Thursday.


Mariposa County March 2019 Unemployment Rate of 6.9% Duplicates March 2018

April 20, 2019 - The Mariposa County 2019 March unemployment rate of 6.9% matched March 2018's unemployment rate of 6.9%. Mariposa County employment was down 110 employees in March 2019 with 6,820 employees compared March 2018's 6,930 employees.


ABC7 has all the details on Professional Business Women of California Conference

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Professional Business Women of California is one of the largest women's organizations which is a community of businesswomen, mentors, and thought-leaders that all gather together next week to inspire, expand, and develop women's professional careers. Serenity Thompson, a P


Wildfire Community Preparedness Day At Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park

AHWAHNEE — The community is invited to a wildfire preparedness and prevention workday at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, in advance of what’s expected to be a busy fire season. The event is set for Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park.


Business Spotlight: Bass Lake Realtor Dee Salazar

BASS LAKE – Dee Salazar likes to set goals for herself. The busy Bass Lake Realtor also is a big believer in working where she plays — which just happens to be the motto of the Eastern Madera County Chamber Alliance.


Yosemite Western Artists In A Sierra Foothill Garden

NORTH FORK — More than a dozen artists gathered in a local native garden this week, tools of their respective trades in hand, poised to capture the magic as a soft breeze blew and the Sierra sunlight gently dappled the grounds around them.


Name of road needs changed

How many roads must a man walk down, starts a song by Bob Dylan. How many roads must an ambulance drive down before they realize they are on the wrong road?. This happened last week in Mariposa County. Hunters Valley Road and Hunters Valley Mountain Access Road are two different roads. They parallel


Mariposa superintendent who allegedly bit an officer is placed on leave

The Mariposa County Unified School District board of trustees put Superintendent Robin Hopper on paid leave on Thursday following her arrested for an alleged DUI and assault on a corrections officer.