November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Cain vows he won't answer more questions

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential contender Herman Cain on Saturday vowed to answer no more questions about decade-old sexual harassment allegations and blamed journalists for the claims that have dogged his campaign. More...

Police: 5 killed in Calif. home care facility fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A late night fire at a California home care facility for the disabled has killed five people, and federal authorities on Sunday were helping local investigators determine the cause of the blaze. More...

Correction: Bank Transfer Day story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a Nov. 4 story about Bank Transfer Day, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the founder of an online petition against Bank of America's $5 debit card fee, Molly Katchpole, had opened an account at a credit union. More...

Social Security income tops $59 million in Mariposa County

Mariposa County’s personal income is greatly dependent on the Social Security checks that more than 26 percent of the population receives each month. The figures were released by the Center for Rural Strategies (CRS) last week.  More...

Superbowl returns to Mariposa

Are you ready for some football Mariposa? Well, it’s a big football weekend in town as the Trans Valley Youth Football League (TVYFL) Superbowl games return to the Gold Bowl.  More...

Charter school proposal focuses on learning by doing

When Cathey’s Valley Elementary School opened in the 1800s, it was a one-room schoolhouse. More...

Hornitos post office still on closure list

Two of three county post offices that were considered for closure this summer are off the list this week.  Community post offices at Yosemite Lodge and Fish Camp are no longer threatened with closure, U.S. More...

Local News

Open house raises funds for Manna House

Chocolate Soup will once again be partnering with the Manna House of Mariposa, to help raise critical funds to provide food for local families in need. More...

Yosemite Rotary hosts fundraiser

Yosemite Rotary's fall wine tasting fundraiser. Only $15 per person to taste fine regional wines from the likes of Idle Hour, Casto, Ficklin, Mt. Bullion and more while enjoying some tasty hors d'oeuvres. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 24: •Someone was arrested for assault after deputies took a report at John C. Fremont Hospital. •Squatters were on Charles Street. •There was a vegetation fire on Merced Falls Road. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Jared and Carla Brandauer would like to announce the birth of their son, Sawyer James, on April 17. He was welcomed home by his brother, Dominick; and sister, Reilly. More...

Ernst turns 90

Florence Ernst celebrated her 90th birthday with more than 200 relatives and friends at the home of her daughter, Theresa Bond, in Merced on Sept. 24. More...

Thank you

I recently had to spend four days in John C. Fremont Hospital, first in the emergency room and then in the acute ward. The doctors and staff could not have been more professional. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 11/9/2011 1:14 PM

Lady Grizzlies dump Venture Academy

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 12 p.m. - Mariposa drubbed Venture Academy to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs last night, 3-0. More...

Mariposa versus Le Grand:

Unstoppable force meets unmovable object

Arguably the best defense in the Southern Athletic League will face one of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s most prolific scoring machines Friday night in a gridiron clash for the SAL’s outright crown, or co-championship.  More...

PSU official's lawyer shapes defense

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Veterans tribute  Free Access 

Annual Veterans Day celebration held at Mariposa Elementary School. More...

Gatz pleads to three felonies

The Patterson man accused of abusing horses in Mariposa County earlier this year has entered no contest pleas to three felony charges. The plea agreement was reached in Mariposa County Superior Court on Nov. 8. More...

Neo-Nazis rally in Southern California

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Neo-Nazis were outnumbered by counter-protestors at a rally in Southern California where both sides ended up yelling at each other under the watchful eyes of police. More...

Oasis or mirage? Company wants to tap Mojave water

CADIZ, Calif. (AP) — Proponents of a controversial water plan want to tap into an aquifer the size of Rhode Island under the 35,000-acre Cadiz ranch in the heart of the California desert. More...

Occupy protests inspires T-shirts, trademark bids

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — T-shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise emblazoned with Occupy locations and slogans related to the nationwide movement are now being offered online and amid the camp sites that have sprung up in cities across the country. More...

Impaired driver kills local man

A Midpines man is dead and another woman faces vehicular manslaughter, felony drunk driving and being under the influence of a controlled substance charges following a crash on Tuesday afternoon. The head-on collision happened around 3:45 p.m. More...

Weather change could indicate what’s to come

On Monday afternoon, the temperature hovered around 80 degrees as the little ones prepared for Halloween night out. More...

Clocks roll back Sunday

Daylight Saving Time officially ends on Sunday morning, Nov. 6. Everyone gets an extra hour of sleep as the state returns to Standard Time.  Madera-Mariposa- Merced Unit Chief Nancy B. More...

Letters

It’s absurd

Thanks to the GAZETTE and our State Senator Tom Berryhill, we are now aware of P.G. & E.'s desire to circumvent responsibility to property owners in their vegetation management practices. More...

Pumpkins vs. bears

Yesterday on returning from work I found a warning ticket placed beneath my Halloween pumpkins. It read,"You have received this warning because the following items were not stored properly. X- Food- Pumpkins. More...

Open letter

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and citizens:  On behalf of Mariposa Bears Youth Football we would like to thank you for the last couple years of welcoming so many people to the community for the TVYFL Superbowl.  More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Defensible space projects continue

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council continues its defensible space projects. The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is offering defensible space programs geared toward keeping Mariposa County residents fire safe.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Range of light and color inspires Mariposa artist

Penny Otwell may be the most recognizable artist working in the Yosemite region today.  Her canvasses stand out with their use of bright color. In the hands of anyone with less skill, those bright pigments might overwhelm or district. More...

Health

Ewing Wing residents prepare for Christmas

Residents’ of the Ewing Wing skilled nursing unit at John C. Fremont Hospital have already begun making “Christmas Blessing Stockings.” This is the seventh year of this project. The first year of this project was 2005. More...

Rotarians learn the value of water

It can be easy to take water for granted, and many of us do. For others water is a precious commodity from which life springs. Farmers and ranchers know its value far better that most. More...

California company pays in kickback case

MEMPHIS, Tenn. More...

Inside Education

School forms safety committee

In response to parent concerns about student safety during drop-off and pick-up times, Mariposa Elementary School has established a School Safety Committee. The committee was formed at the School Site Council (SSC) on Oct. 24.  More...

Grizzly Band wins at Selma again

The 47th annual Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival was Oct. 29. More...

Soroptimist gives Opportunity Award

Soroptimist International of America, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, is seeking applicants for the Women’s Opportunity Award. More...

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