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  1. North Fork 10-year-old taken by mother in apparent custody battle, Madera sheriff saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 1 | Sierra Star

    A 10-year-old North Fork girl has apparently been abducted by her mother in a custody battle, the Madera County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Authorities are on the lookout for 10-year-old Isla June Duncan who is believed to be with her mother, Viviana Andrea Duncan, 43. Sheriff's spokeswoman Kayla Serrato said the sheriff's office was called Friday afternoon.

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  2. Man may have tried to lure girl into truck, Madera County Sheriff's Office saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 31 | Sierra Star

    The Madera County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out who may have tried to lure a girl into a truck. Spokeswoman Kayla Serrato said a young girl reported being asked by a man in a midsize SUV if she wanted a ride.

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  3. Madera County registered voters can cast ballots anytime through Election DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 29 | Sierra Star

    Madera County is the only one in the region using the Voter's Choice Act - all registered voteres received their ballot by mail for the Tuesday, June 5 election. Vote Centers are open in Oakhurst and Madera through Election Day, the Madera County elections office reminds.

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  4. Maderan arrested for allegedly pulling gun inside Chukchansi casino. Why? Spilled coffeeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | Sierra Star

    A Madera man was arrested inside Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Wednesday morning for allegedly brandishing a loaded handgun in front of a casino employee, after telling her he almost shot someone because they spilled coffee on him, Madera County Sheriff's Cmdr. Tyson Pogue said.

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  5. Madera County will receive up to $6 million to combat tree mortality risksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Sierra Star

    Last week the Madera County Board of Supervisors announced California has granted $6 million to counties for their efforts to tackle high-risk public areas affected by dying or dead trees. "Tree mortality started in the heart of Madera," said Tom Wheeler, District 5 supervisor.

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  6. Madera meat company was put on notice by USDA twice. PETA wants criminal investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Sierra Star

    The federal agency's Food Safety and Inspection Service visited JJ Meat Company twice last month and sent the company a notice of suspension for its handling of animals during slaughter. The suspension was given after a Holstein calf was left conscious and standing in the so-called "blood pit," where animals are laid after being stunned before slaughter.

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  7. Community news: Candidate talks, Sierra Art Trails, new way to reach Sierra StarRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | Sierra Star

    Madera County District Attorney candidate Paul Hornik will speak at noon, May 22, at the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis meeting at El Cid Restaurant. On May 29, incumbent Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will speak at noon to the club at the same location.

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  8. Cost of high-speed rail jumps by millions for moving power, gas and phone linesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2018 | Sierra Star

    In 2013, when the California High-Speed Rail Authority awarded its first contract for construction of the bullet-train route in Fresno and Madera counties, the cost to move AT&T, PG&E and other utilities out of the way was estimated at about $25 million. In the five years since, that figure has proven to have been wildly underestimated.

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  9. Candidates explain why they are fit for officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | Sierra Star

    Candidates running for Madera County District Attorney in the June 5 Primary Election are, from left, Madera County Senior Deputy District Attorney Paul Hornick, Fresno County Assistant DA and former Madera County Assistant DA Sally Moreno, and incumbent David Linn. Candidates running for Madera County District Attorney in the June 5 Primary Election are, from left, Madera County Senior Deputy District Attorney Paul Hornick, Fresno County Assistant DA and former Madera County Assistant DA Sally Moreno, and incumbent David Linn.

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  10. Veteran prosecutors battle to be District AttorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Sierra Star

    Two front-runners have emerged in the June 5 election for District Attorney: Paul Hornick and Sally Moreno. As a Deputy District Attorney in Madera, I know both.

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  11. Moreno gets Sheriff Varneya s endorsement for county DARead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | Sierra Star

    Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney has announced his endorsement of Sally Orme Moreno for Madera County District Attorney. Moreno is running against incumbent David Linn and Madera County Senior Deputy DA Paul Hornick.

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  12. A parent assaulted a Madera principal, then led officers on a chase, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Sierra Star

    A Madera Unified School District employee suffered minor injuries in an incident that led to a short police chase and the arrest of a student's parent. The altercation happened during school hours Thursday at Cesar Chavez Elementary School when the parent, identified by police as Gregory Smith, was escorting his child across campus.

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  13. North Fork Rancheriaa s casino plans take another small stepRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Sierra Star

    An artist rendering of the proposed North Fork Rancheria Resort & Casino on Highway 99 north of Madera. The Rancheria has faced many legal obstacles over the years to build its casino, and in yet another ruling, a D.C. Circuit Court panel, denied a challenge by a number of organizations including Stand Up For California, and other Central California casinos, to stop the project.

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  14. Valley fruit, nut farmers fear fallout from Chinese tariffs on agriculture productsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | Sierra Star

    Valley almonds are among the agricultural products targeted by new import duties imposed by China in retaliation for new tariffs ordered by President Donald Trump on foreign steel and aluminum coming into the United States. Valley almonds are among the agricultural products targeted by new import duties imposed by China in retaliation for new tariffs ordered by President Donald Trump on foreign steel and aluminum coming into the United States.

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  15. Property owner and candidates speak out about political signs on Coarsegold veterans' monumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | Sierra Star

    On Thursday evening, March 29, Mountain Area social media pages roared with public outcry due to a 'Letter to the Editor' by Kevin Lee Jones of Oakhurst to the Sierra Star, asking for the removal of campaign signs from the site of Coarsegold's veterans' monument. By 12:45 p.m. on March 30, during his lunch break, Paul Hornick, candidate for Madera County District Attorney, was the first politician to remove his sign for candidacy and addressed social media with the following statement.

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  16. Supervisors in Oakhurst April 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | Sierra Star

    For the first time in history, the Madera County Board of Supervisors will hold their regular April 3 meeting at 10 a.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. According to District 5 Supervisor and Board Chairman, Tom Wheeler, making arrangements to hold a meetings outside board chambers in Madera was something he has been wanting to do for a long time.

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  17. Now there's a new way across the San Joaquin River for two-wheelersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | Sierra Star

    Cyclists from the Fresno Cycling Club and the Fresno County Bicycling Coalition turn off on the Rio Mesa off-ramp after riding along Highway 41 starting from the Friant Road onramp on Friday, March 23, 2018. Caltrans opened the section of Highway 41 between Madera and Fresno to bicyclist on Friday in an effort to encourage multi-modal transportation.

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  18. Ballot is set for JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | Sierra Star

    With the June 6 Primary Election fast approaching, and the March 9 cutoff date for getting on the ballot behind us, 10 Madera County elected officials can now relax since no one had filed the necessary paper work to run against them. Those officials include district 2 Supervisor Brent Fraizer, Superintendent of Schools Cecilia Massetti, Assessor Gary Svanda, Auditor-Controller Todd Miller, Clerk-Recorder Rebecca Martinez, Sheriff Jay Varney and Tax Collecter-Treasurer Tracy Kennedy Desmond, and Madera County Superior Court judges Dale Blea, Thomas L. Bender and James Oakley.

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  19. Madera County denies Linna s $15 million claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2018 | Sierra Star

    The Madera County Board of Supervisors on March 13 unanimously denied a $15 million 'claim for damages' from District Attorney David Linn and his wife, retired Sierra Star publisher and past president of the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, Betty Linn. David Linn's claim for $10 million centers around his censure by the Madera County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 27, following a three-month investigation by an outside law firm that resulted in a 39-page report that "sustained" allegations of serious workplace misconduct - including repeated sexist or sexually explicit comments to and about employees and female crime victims, along with comments that were characterized as racist, lewd, abusive, offensive, threatening and discriminatory.

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  20. Internet for All Now Act workshop to be held in MaderaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 | Sierra Star

    A public workshop providing information on the Internet for All Now Act Act is scheduled to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 16 at the Madera Council Chambers, 205 W. 4th St. in Madera. The workshop is being spearheaded by the California Public Utilities Commission as part of its implementation of the Internet for All Now Act, which promotes broadband adoption and infrastructure deployment in underserved areas, with the goal of providing broadband access to no less than 98 percent of all households in the state, according to a press release.

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