November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

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Raley’s workers strike, but stores remain open

Close to 5,000 union employees walked off the job at Raley’s and Nob Hill supermarkets on Sunday.  Some residents of Mariposa County choose to shop at Raley’s in Oakhurst.  As of Tuesday, picket lines were up at all 130 Raley&rs More...

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Curtain comes down on Oakhurst Met Cinema

The Met Cinema of Oakhurst is no longer in business, theater owners announced on Nov. 1.  Owner Ray Martinez, who ran the business with wife Irma since 2008, said declining attendance eventually forced the closure.  More...

November is CO awareness month

November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness month and CAL FIRE is reminding all residents of the importance of having a working carbon monoxide alarm. More...

Crafters kick-off holiday shopping season

The Mariposa Crafters Guild held its 28th annual boutique at the VFW Hall last weekend. On Friday, shoppers filled the building to peruse the first day of offerings. More...

Butterfly Garden Club holds meeting

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. More...

UC Merced has new scholarships

Students transferring to the University of California, Merced, from California community colleges can apply for financial support thanks to a new endowed scholarship fund from The Bernard Osher Foundation.  More...

Friends of NRA plan dinner

The Mariposa Friends of NRA committee invites everyone to its third annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Building B.  Tickets are $45/each. More...

Rotary gets an archaelogy lesson

Merced College archaeology/ anthropology professor Marcus Arguellas brought photos and entertaining information to Rotarians recently. More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Modern Era - Part 1

The growing influence of machinery, faster means of travel, new discoveries, new inventions, science and greater freedoms--these were just some of the ingredients that went into the development of what is called modern. More...

Park seeks short stories

Yosemite National Park is seeking amateur and professional writers to submit short stories that describe their memories and experiences at Yosemite National Park. More...

Cooke begins tenure as DA

Retiring District Attorney Bob Brown (left) congratulates his successor Tom Cooke last Friday. Cooke began his tenure as Mariposa County District Attorney on Nov. 1. More...

42 years of sowing in Mariposa

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) held its 42nd annual native tree, plant and seed sale on Nov. 3 in Mariposa. More...

Reception honors Brown

A reception to recognize retiring District Attorney Robert Brown will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Mariposa County Government Center.  At 9 a.m., during the board of supervisors’ meeting, formal recognition will be presented. More...

Treetop Gallery welcomes community

Just six months after a devastating fire destroyed the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Fifth Street Gallery, the organization has officially opened its new one. More...

Caltrans presents crosswalk sessions

Mariposa County District IV Supervisor Kevin Cann has announced there will be a special presentation on downtown pedestrian safety on Nov. 13.  At 4 p.m. More...

Rally supports ACS

The American Cancer Society invites individuals who want to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease to join Relay For Life of Mariposa.  More...

Yosemite offers free admission

In celebration of Veterans Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission on Saturday, Nov. 10 through Monday, Nov. 12. More...

Park plans for the 86th annual Bracebridge Dinners

The Ahwahnee has announces the schedule for The Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite, celebrating its 86th season. More...

CAL FIRE offers safety tips

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich would like to remind the public of the importance of annually inspecting home heating equipment. More...

MCRCD holds Coulterville sale

This weekend is the last chance to attend the Mariposa County Resource Conservation Districts (MCRCD) 42nd annual California native plant and tree sale on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Coulterville Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

VFW prepares for Veterans’ Day dinner

The Mariposa VFW Post will hold its annual Veterans’ Day free spaghetti dinner on Friday, Nov. 9, at the VFW Hall at the corner of Highways 140 and 49 North. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.  More...

Gallery shows student winners

Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Gallery sponsored a Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest from Monday, Sept. 17, to Friday, Oct. 26.  More...

Ostrander Hut lottery is open

Yosemite Conservancy is accepting lottery registration forms for the 2012- 2013 season at Ostrander Ski Hut, a popular overnight destination for those making the stunning 10-mile trek from Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake in Yosemite National P More...

Workshop focuses on business service

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the community can learn about business on a foundation of service excellence. More...

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