Oakhurst Met Cinema is out of business

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.”We thank you and we are sorry,” a voice on the business’s outgoing phone message said on Nov. 2. “Please be patient with us as we are dealing with some […]

Grizzlies close season with win over Gustine

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.Mariposa’s junior varsity team clinched the SAL title with a 27-12 victory.Look for more details in the next Mariposa Gazette.

Warm weather won’t last

The days feel more like May than November right now, but the National Weather Service says it won’t last.Temperatures between today and Tuesday are expected to be in the low 80s–some 10 to 20 degrees above normal.The NWS, however, is predicting a huge change by late in the week. Rain and snow are forecast beginning Thursday. Snow levels are expected […]

Hornitos celebrates All Souls Day

Hundreds gathered in Hornitos last Friday evening to mark All Souls Day.The annual celebration draws a huge crowd, and this year’s fair weather helped boost attendance.For complete coverage of the event, see the Nov. 8 edition of the Mariposa Gazette.

Carrier takes supervisors’ seat, Bigelow in to Assembly

John Carrier has defeated opponent Ed Mee to secure the county’s 5th District board of supervisors’ seat. Carrier carried the run-off election with 57 percent of the vote to Mee’s 42.9 percent.The county’s 5th District includes Ponderosa Basin, Fish Camp, Wawona and much of Lushmeadows.Other results impacting Mariposa County include a Tom McClintock victory over Democratic opponent Jack Uppal. Numbers […]

Wedding party turns violent

A wedding reception at Cedar Lodge last weekend nearly turned into a murder investigation scene after the celebration morphed into a violent melee.According to Mariposa County Sheriff’s reports, one man was brutally attacked and stabbed with broken beer bottles. He was taken to a valley hospital for treatment of his injuries. The emergency room doctor in Mariposa said he not […]

Student busted for pot sales

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.According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s report, a female student was identified to school administration as the person selling marijuana to the others. The students had allegedly been smoking pot at lunch on […]

Deputy quickly finds Alzheimer’s patient

Quick work by a family member and a Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy helped locate an elderly Alzheimer’s patient today.Donna Mahler, age 82, walked from her residence at 10373 Fiske Road in northern Mariposa County. Her son, John Mahler, noticed her missing from the residence at approximately 3 a.m. and began searching for her. He could not find his mother. Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Ed […]

Manna House begins holiday campaign

This is the 28th year that Manna House of Mariposa County has provided Christmas groceries for those less fortunate in the community.  Registration will begin on Monday, Nov. 19 at Manna House, just above Happy Burger.  Manna House is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The distribution will take place on Dec. 19 at the fairgrounds in […]

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