BATTLING BULLYING

Parents urge school district officials to take action


  It’s clear that bullying is a concern for parents with children in the Mariposa County Unified School District. It was one of the hot topics during the recent school board election race between candidates Judy Eppler and Christy Wall. Parents want to know what will be done to reduce bullying. Close to 30 minutes of the MCUSD school board […]

Now in minority, McClintock fears ‘unproductive’ Congress

He is hopeful common ground can be met

Rep. Tom McClintock is shown last Friday at Mariposa Elementary School delivering remarks at the annual Veterans Day ceremony. McClintock recently won reelection to Congress. Photo by Matt Johnson Being a member of the U.S. House of Representatives means many things, including how to get from one school to the next to participate in events. Rep. Tom McClintock was doing […]

The mystery of 22Q Syndrome

Family in county is hoping to raise awareness after daughter diagnosed


Angelica, who has been diagnosed with 22Q Syndrome, is shown in a Halloween outfit. Submitted photoKazzy Brocchini and her husband, Nicholas Brocchini, have a charming family. In their mid-20s, they are already juggling four children (including a newborn), but they are a picture of happiness and activity. Two years ago, their daughter, Angelica, was born on Halloween. She is now […]

Fashion show aims to give back to the many people in need



If you love fashion, especially holiday fashions, then an upcoming event is sure to catch your attention. A fashion show held by two local clothing stores will raise money for a good cause. The Giving Thanks Fundraiser will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at The Alley, a bar located at 5027 Highway 140 in Mariposa. Brick Wall […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 5 – There was a report of illegal dumping on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Deputies responded to a report of assault and battery on Smith Station Road in Greeley Hill. • A low flying helicopter was reported on Oak Grove Road in Mariposa. Nov. 6 – There was a deer stuck in a fence on […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 5-11

• EMS – 0 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto 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 […]

Early deadline set, our office will be closed on Nov. 22-23

 Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is next week. Because of that, our publishing deadline has been moved up so our readers can get their newspapers before the holiday. The newspaper will be printed on Monday evening and will be delivered by mail on Wednesday, Nov. 21. They will also be distributed that day in our many racks and counter locations […]

IN BRIEF …

See’s candy to benefit museum A See’s candy store will be opening on Wednesday, Nov. 21 inside Weigle Jewelry store in downtown Mariposa. All sales will benefit the California State Mining and Mineral Museum. Holiday hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. A full compliment of See’s candy, including chocolates, truffles, peanut brittle, candy bars and […]

Richard Edwards Bonde

Richard “Dick” Edwards Bonde passed away peacefully from this Earth on Oct. 30, 2018 in Mariposa at the age of 96. He was born May 17, 1922 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Hans and Dale Bonde. Dick is survived by his sons, Rick Bonde and Bruce Bonde (Kristen); daughter Gail Neal ( Jerry); stepson, Steve Crezee; and stepdaughter, Kathleen Obra and […]

Amy Monett

Amy L. Monett, 35, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018 in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was a pharmacy tech at CVS Pharmacy. She was born on March 12, 1983 in Terre Haute to Julie Scroggins. Amy is survived by her mother and step-father, Julie and James Scroggins; her adoptive mother, Carole Monett; her children, Cyle […]