December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Audubon to present ‘Birds of Brazil’

Brazil conjures up many images among Americans—Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon, tropical rainforests and abundant, exotic animals, especially its stunningly colorful birds. More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 25 through Dec. 1  EMS - 15 Fire – 2 Illegal Burns Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision – 1   More...

Parent classes start in January

Mariposa County Department of Human Services is holding parenting classes on Jan. 7 and 8, 2014.  Families with children ages 5 to 11 will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for 15 weeks. More...

Chorus groups join for holiday music

The Mariposa Community Chorus, the Mariposa County High School Advanced Chorus and Concert Choir will join to present an evening of holiday vocal music on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at MCHS.  More...

Crafters hold fair

The Mariposa-Yosemite Crafters Guild is hosting its 28th annual Christmas craft fair on Friday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. More...

La Grange Rebekahs take a holiday break

Due to the holiday rush and busy schedules, the La Grange Rebekahs will take a break in their breakfast schedule for the months of December and January.  They will return on the third Sunday in February with their “heart breakfast,” More...

North county directory needs boosters and info

The Northside Ambulance Association publishes a phone directory for Coulterville and the surrounding area as a public service.  Advertising pays for the project, local emergencyservices worker Debbie Cook said.  Anyone wishing to have their More...

Coffee house sets fundraiser

Heavenly Grounds Coffee and Cafe in Cathey’s Valley will be having a benefit dinner for the Mariposa County Sheriff's Kops for Kids program on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 5 p.m. More...

Tickets available for Bracebridge Dinner

Local residents interested in attending the 87th anniversary of the Bracebridge Dinner at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park can purchase discounted tickets. Tickets for the Dec. More...

Art for charity

Mixed media artist Ocean Jones is giving a portion of her proceeds to the Manna House charity food pantry this holiday season. More...

Breakfast is on the menu in La Grange

For people looking for a hearty breakfast on a cold morning, the La Grange Odd Fellows have just the thing.  The monthly breakfast hosted by the club will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Christmas takes stage in Oakhurst

“Rollin’ In Dough in Mistletoe”, a Christmas melodrama by Marietta Slater, will be performed at the Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst on Dec. 6, 7 and 8. More...

Heritage House seeks program volunteers

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can devastate lives, families, and communities. More...

Child care council seeks members and alternates

The Mariposa Local Child Care Planning Council, an agency that works to help promote quality child care in Mariposa County, is seeking new members, and alternates for those members, to meet monthly with the council.  Alternates serve in place of More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 25: • A call reporting a missing dog was received from Ashworth Road. • Petty theft was reported on 10th Street. • A verbal domestic dispute was reported from Piute Court. More...

Fall staffing levels of firefighters are in effect

Cooler weather has prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) to transition into fall staffing levels as of Nov. More...

Expert advises against making moon part of NPS

Designating Apollo landing sites as units of the National Park Service is the wrong way to preserve human cultural resources there, an expert on space law said last week.  More...

Manna House providing Christmas dinners again

For the 29th year, Manna House is giving complete Christmas dinners to those less fortunate in the community.  A limited number of dinner boxes are available, however. To sign up, visit Manna House between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Enjoy songs of the season

Sierra Repertory Theatre will present its annual “Songs of the Season” event on Dec. 10 at the East Sonora Theatre in Sonora.  More...

Library sets story hour

The Mariposa Library will host a story hour on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Residents and children can join Miss Lindell at 10:15 a.m. for stories, songs and crafts—all with a kangaroo theme.  More...

Coulterville gets ready to celebrate Christmas

Tis’ the season and the time to begin decking the halls along with the town of Coulterville in preparation for Christmas in Coulterville on Dec. 21.  More...

Summit Christian School to present Christmas pageant

Summit Christian School is presenting the Christmas story of Christ’s birth in the Arts Park in Mariposa on Saturday, Dec. 7 immediately following the Christmas parade.  The pageant is free to the public. More...

PG&E outlines holiday safety tips

As customers decorate homes and trees this holiday season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is encouraging them to keep safety and energy efficiency in mind. More...

Museum offers gifts and junior ranger program

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum, located at Mariposa County Fairgrounds, will be open during the holidays.  The gift shop at the museum is having a holiday gift sale that continues through the end of December.  More...

Photos with Santa are available at craft fair

Relay for Life is offering photos with Santa Claus during the Christmas craft show on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Mariposa.  Santa will be in the Red Bud room at the fairgrounds from 10 a.m. More...

Vehicles are needed

In Mariposa County, many hard-working families are living in substandard housing. More...

Volunteers plant at home

Wendy Sternberg, Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County's first homeowner, joined New Beginnings Church volunteers on Nov. 17 for a landscaping project at the group’s second home. More...

Manna House donation

Yosemite Bank recently donated $500 to the Manna House food drive. Pictured above, bank manager Matt Foraker (left) presents a check to Glen Robinson. More...

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