Pizza Factory marks 35 years of business

Ron Willey, who has decades worth of experience in the pizza industry, demonstrates how to toss a pizza.Ron Willey’s philosophy on the food business is a simple but effective one. “As long as you put out a good product, keep the place clean and communicate, you should be okay,” Willey said. Willey and business partner Joyce White are celebrating 35 […]

Bye bye mattress

New Mariposa County program offers free recycling of outdated mattresses

Has your Sealy Posturepedic seen better days? If so, there is a way to put it to sleep, so to speak, at no cost. Mariposa County now has a program in place where mattresses can be disposed of for free. Bye Bye Mattress is a national program that focuses on recycling of old mattresses. It is a program of the […]

Homes are sought for annual Christmas tour

This center in Texas is one of several around the nation that specializes in recycling mattresses. There is now a free mattress recycling program in Mariposa County.Soroptimist International of Mariposa is looking for homes to include in its annual Christmas Home Tour. The Soroptimists are planning a tour combining a mix of traditional, contemporary and very unique homes, in addition […]

New officers now in place

At the Manna House of Mariposa County’s general meeting on Oct. 13 at St. Joseph’s Meeting Hall, the following officers were installed. From left, Jerry Seed, treasurer; Laurie Kinslow, president; Jeanette Bueno, vice president; Pastor Ginger Foster, advisor; Nancy Seed, corresponding secretary; and Nadean Andrade, recording secretary. At present, Manna House has 52 volunteers who volunteer four hours a month. […]

Spineless people take down signs

Editor, This morning, when I went outside to get some things done, I found my campaign signs for Hillary Clinton, Bob Derlet and Robert Carabas had been taken down. The Hillary sign was covered with dirt and debris. I cleaned the sign and put it, and the others, back up. I find it sad there are so many people in […]

A childish refrain by Trump

Editor, When I started college at USC in 1951, I joined the Trojan Marching Band. A few weeks later the school sent us to Berkeley for a football game. Cal had been a powerhouse for three years with an impressive win/ loss record. To the shock of the locals, USC won. On the way home we read Bay Area newspapers. […]

What if Prop 51 fails?

Editor, Governor Brown, and many more including the attorney general, call Proposition 51 a wall of debt. They say we can’t afford it and it is unnecessary. So if we vote in the $24 million bond to capture some of Prop 51 money and it fails, based on that, how much will this bond cost the average homeowner in Mariposa? […]

Plastic bags, taxes, prescription drugs on ballot

Editor’s note: There are 17 propositions on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in California. The issues range from legalizing marijuana to school funding. This is another in our series of stories about those initiatives. Complete information can be found on the California Secretary of State’s website at voterguide.sos.ca.gov/en/propositions/. Proposition 65:Carryout bags. Charges The question: If a statewide ban on […]

Mariposa GOP committee sets election night meeting

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee will be hosting an election night event. The event will be in the Red Bud Room at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It starts at 5 p.m. There will be a large screen television to watch the national results. Tickets are $5 each and that includes a pasta dinner, green beans, bread, salad and dessert. […]

Local Cub Scouts schedule event for this Sunday, volunteers sought

Mariposa Cub Scout Pack 94 will be hosting an event this Sunday at the County Park in Mariposa. Everyone is encouraged to attend.Cub Scouting will be highlighted at a gathering this weekend. Mariposa Pack 94 is having a “Fun Day” on Sunday, Oct. 30 between 3-5 p.m. at the County Park in Mariposa. Boys in grades from 1-5 are encouraged […]