November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wedding party turns violent  Free Access 

A wedding reception at Cedar Lodge last weekend nearly turned into a murder investigation scene after the celebration morphed into a violent melee. More...

Student busted for pot sales  Free Access 

One Mariposa County High School student was arrested for marijuana sales on Monday. Several others were turned over to their guardians and face disciplinary action for smoking pot. More...

Warm weather won't last  Free Access 

The days feel more like May than November right now, but the National Weather Service says it won't last. More...

Crafters kick-off season  Free Access 

The Christmas shopping season was unofficially kicked-off by the Mariposa Crafters guild today. More...

Lady Grizzlies open playoffs

The Mariposa County High School Lady Grizzlies volleyball team will open the 2012 Division 4 playoffs on the road at Sonora on Nov. 6. More...

Moretti pleads no contest to charges

Patricia "Koki" Moretti, 56, entered no contest pleas to 76 felony counts of grand theft, burglary, embezzlement by government clerk, forgery, and altered government documents. The hearing took place in Mariposa County Superior Court on Oct. More...

High speed chase ends with arrest

A high speed chase that orginated in Merced and reached speeds of 100 miles per hour ended in Mariposa on Oct. 25. More...

DST ends Sunday

Sunday morning, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m., Daylight Savings Time will end. More...

TEENS AND HEALTH

‘Energy drinks’ raise red flags for parents

As Pioneer Market has learned, teens have a thirst for an “energy drink” called Redline.  So much so, young folks don’t let a shortage of pocket money hold them back from the product.  More...

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TECHNOLOGY

Google to add Yosemite trails to online database

Sometime soon, Yosemite hikers may encounter Silicon Valley nerds lugging 40-pound cameras up and down the Park’s trails.  Park-lovers may debate the need for such imagery, but Mountain View-based Google plans to offer it to screen-gazing More...

A carmounted Google Street View unit visited Mariposa and surrounding areas last month to update local imagery.

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MCUSD thanks Levesque

Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Aaron Rosander (left) presents Linda Levesque with a plaque of appreciation from the board of trustees at their meeting on Oct. 25. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 2   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Narcotics Anonymous - meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Outreach program aimed at community

Mariposa County residents will help neighbors by sharing a hot meal and more during an outreach event called “Not By Bread Alone.” On Saturday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Family Christmas photos help SCS

Summit Christian School invites the community to have family Christmas photos taken.  They will be taken on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Thank you

Casino Royale 2012 was a hit. Mariposa Academic Boosters Club would like to thank all volunteers, patrons, and sponsors.  More...

Pet Connection

Thanks to the animals

The SPCA of Mariposa County is sponsoring a children's original short essay contest to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. More...

Pest seminar set

On Friday, Dec. 14, the community can learn about invertebrate pests identification and management. More...

Inside Education

Carcass contest winners listed

The 2012 Bud Swift Memorial Carcass Contest winners have been announced. The event is sponsored by the Mariposa County Farm Bureau.  First place went to Danielle Wardle who won $400. Second place went to Emily Brossard who won $300. More...

YHS drama presents ‘Holes’ in November

The Yosemite High School Theater Arts Department will present “Holes,” a stage version of the award winning novel and film by Louis Sachar, Nov. 15 through 17 at 7 p.m. in the YHS Performing Arts Center.  More...

MCHS forestry takes third place

Five students from Mariposa County High School participated recently in the 2012 Sequoia Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 19 high school students from three schools from central and southern California. The event was Oct. More...

Manna House begins holiday campaign  Free Access 

Mariposa Manna House is beginning its campaign to provide Christmas groceries to local families. More...

Carrier takes supervisors' seat, Bigelow in to Assembly  Free Access 

John Carrier has defeated opponent Ed Mee to secure the county's 5th District board of supervisors seat. Tom McClintock will represent the county in Congress, Frank Bigelow in State Assembly. More...

Deputy quickly finds Alzheimer's patient  Free Access 

Quick work by a family member and a Mariposa County Sheriff's deputy helped locate an elderly Alzheimer's patient today. More...

Hornitos celebrates All Souls Day  Free Access 

Hundreds gathered in Hornitos last Friday evening to mark All Souls Day. More...

Oakhurst Met Cinema is out of business  Free Access 

The Met Cinema of Oakhurst is no longer in business, announcements on the movie theater's Web site and phone message said this week. No reason for the closure was immediately provided. More...

Earthquake rattles Yosemite Valley  Free Access 

A small earthquake rattled Yosemite Valley Thursday evening at 5:20 p.m. C More...

Hornitos marks All Souls Day

Hornitos, once a lively gold town of 12,000 souls now slumbers in the foothills, a reminder of when the town was full of gold miners seeking their fortunes.  Once a year on Nov. More...

Sign ordinance would tighten business rules

Local residents have one more chance to sound off on a county ordinance that would dramatically limit the way local businesses can communicate with signs and banners.  The sign-ordinance public hearing starts at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Deadline to vote is 8 p.m. next Tuesday

To be counted in next week’s general election, all ballots must be completed at polling locations or received at the county election department by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. More...

MCUSD

Levesque exit prompts district to reorganize

The Mariposa  County Unified  School District has been in a state of flux for a number of years. The adage that the only thing constant is change continues in the local school district this week.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 22: An assault report came in from Hildago Street. •There was a fight on Silva Road. •An injured turkey was on Hornitos Road. •Child Protective Services requested assistance from deputies on Schoolhouse Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Oct. 22 through 28 EMS - 9 Fire - 0 Public assist - 4 Auto collision – 3   CAL FIRE has lifted burn restrictions to nighttime burning from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. with permits on permissive burn days only. More...

Commentary

Firewood caution

With the coming cold weather of the fall and winter season this year, many people choose to heat their homes with wood. How do you know if you’re getting a good, fair deal and the amount of wood that you paid for? More...

Letters

Yes on Prop 30

Over the past four years, our schools and colleges have been cut by nearly $20 billion statewide. This has led to larger class sizes, a shorter school year, higher tuition rates and an overall reduction in educational opportunities. More...

Please vote

First and foremost please vote. Make this election about your choice. Jack Uppal is the candidate who is “putting people first.” Whether you are registered as a Democrat, Republican or Independent, your vote should go to Jack Uppal.  More...

Really?

I too read with great surprise Tom McClintock’s attempted explanation of his no vote on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It is amazing that a representative of the people, as Mr.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Loucks

On Oct. 20, William “Bill” Loucks passed away in his home. Born in Ohio, Bill raised his family in Greeley Hill and Las Vegas, Nev., and spent his retirement years living in Oregon, Arizon, Nevada and finally, Mered.  More...

Ted Hogan

Ted Hogan went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Sept. 29. Ted was a longtime resident of Mariposa. Born in Merced and preceded in passing by his parents, Herman and Nellie; and his son, Gibby. More...

Sports

Grizzlies close season with win over Gustine  Free Access 

Friday night, Mariposa's Grizzlies posted a 19-7 Southern Athletic League win over Gustine to close out their 2012 campaign with a 4-6 record. More...

VOLLEYBALL

Lady Grizzlies are playoff bound, finish 2nd in SAL

Last Thursday evening the volleyball championship of the Southern Athletic League was decided, and the crown went to defending champ Ripon Christian, despite a spirited effort by Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies. More...

State Farm takes championship

  State Farm Insurance took this year’s parks and recreation co-ed softball championship coming back to beat the S&S Electric Shockers in two straight games on Oct. 25. More...

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