Hey dude, marijuana is now legal in California

But ramifications, rules still being hammered out, including next steps in process for Mariposa County

 Most people know that California voters approved the use of recreational marijuana by passing Proposition 64 last week. But what does it mean? That question is open-ended, but some things are clear. For one, smoking marijuana for recreational use is now legal in California. As soon as the proposition was declared passed by state officials, certain elements became the law. […]


Clock at Courthouse is repaired — and ringing

“Tick Tock” Tony Baker stands in front of the historic Courthouse in Mariposa last week. Baker repaired the clock, which is now working properly.When Tony Baker says “time will tell,” he means it. Baker, better known as “Tick Tock” Tony, completed his work last week on the clock at the historic Courthouse in Mariposa County. The work is part of […]

Couple sues County over disputed property matter

Mariposa County is being sued by a couple who claim there has been a “gross violation” of a California law. Daniel and Juliet Sohn have filed a civil suit against Mariposa County, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and Mariposa County Department of Public Works. The suit was filed on Nov. 4 in Mariposa County Superior Court. It centers around […]

Parade, much more on tap for Christmas season in Mariposa

Mariposa Public Utility District won best in Rolling Equipment in last year’s parade.If you’re the type of person to start playing Christmas music in November, or the type who starts counting down to Christmas starting two months ahead of time, then this event is perfect for you. The 18th Annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 3 at […]

Woman hurt when car overturns on highway

A Temecula woman was injured last week after her car overturned on Highway 49 South. Rescue personnel were on the scene quickly and the woman was transported by air ambulance.A woman suffered major injuries after her car overturned during an accident last week. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 12:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, a 1995 Ford […]

Two injured after being hit by vehicle in Mariposa

Two pedestrians were hurt last week when they were struck by a vehicle outside of a Mariposa restaurant. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 5:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, a 2004 Mercury Sable was being driven by Edith Dupal, 87, of Mariposa, who was attempting to park in a space in front of Castillo’s Mexican Restaurant on […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

EMS – 10Fires – 2Public Assists – 0Auto Collisions – 1 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire, medical, and various support duties. No experience necessary […]

Your photos

Reader Robin Long submitted this photo of a butterfly, quite appropriate for Mariposa County. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. Please include your name and a short description of the photo…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Newspaper posts holiday deadlines, classified ads needed earlier

The Mariposa Gazette will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be an early deadline for classified advertising for the Nov. 24 newspaper. The deadline will be noon on Monday, Nov. 21. All other deadlines for the newspaper will remain the same. Anyone who has questions about the deadlines should contact Nicole […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Nov. 7 – A civil dispute was investigated on Darrah Road. •There was a report of a dog and goat incident on Elizabeth Lane in Cathey’s Valley. • Threats were reported at Moonbow Espresso in Mariposa. Nov. 8 – Hoarding was reported on Meadow Lane. • Deputies investigated a poaching report on Pine Avenue in Fish Camp. • A scam […]