2020-10-29 E-Edition

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CODE BLUE

Code issue brings wrath of the public

Many members of the public were waiting in the lobby of the government center during last week’s code compliance meeting. Submitted photoIt was quite obvious last week there is a big public interest in how Mariposa County goes about code compliance. A lot of that public interest was in the form of asking the board of supervisors to not pass […]

Issue of code enforcement is just getting started, says one resident


The battle lines have been drawn. That appears to be the case when it comes to code compliance regulations in Mariposa County. Following last week’s meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors in which the board approved the amendments, it appears the public is not going to take it lying down. “We have to do something,” said Colleen Rhodes […]

County officials aware of cases involving law firm Silver & Wright


A few heads were turned last week during a meeting about code compliance in the county when a representative from the Silver & Wright law firm was present. Silver & Wright is the law firm that has been involved with the county concerning the Jerry Cox case, a controversial matter which is still working its way through the court system. […]

Williams adds code enforcement issue to next board meeting agenda

Mariposa County Planning Director Sarah Williams said this week she will be placing a new item on the next board of supervisors agenda related to the code enforcement proposals. She referenced the public meeting that took place last week, saying “there is a lot of public input” about the issue. She also said she has spoken to members of the […]

Man charged with trying to skim gas pumps

Ahmed SocarrasAn Escalon man was arrested last week, charged with attempting to “skim” the gas pumps at Stage Stop in Mariposa. Ahmed Roca Socarras, 38, has been charged by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office with fraudulently assessing credit cards and possession of burglary tools. According to the sheriff’s office, at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, an alarm sounded […]

Yosemite Valley School a model for opening



Mariposa Gazette staff writer Christina Manuel is shown interviewing Jim Freeman, principal of Yosemite Valley School. Photo by Greg Little Paving the way for schools throughout California, the Yosemite Valley School (YVS) reopened its doors for a more normal in-person learning structure on Oct. 12 after halting in-person learning in March due to the pandemic. Now that the school is […]

Muldoon given top position at Yosemite


On Tuesday, Cicely Muldoon was named the permanent superintendent at Yosemite National Park. Submitted photoEven through the telephone, it was not hard to detect a bit of relief, and excitement, in the voice of Cicely Muldoon on Tuesday morning. After nearly 11 months as the acting superintendent of Yosemite National Park, Muldoon on Tuesday was given the job on a […]

Another Covid-19 case reported in the county


One new case of Covid-19 was reported in Mariposa County this week. Dr. Eric Sergienko, the county health officer, said the case was reported Monday. He said it was a female but gave few other specifics about the person. He did say the woman had traveled outside of the area and “ran into some relatives” before she started feeling ill. […]

Election results will be available online

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Thankfully, for many at least, the 2020 general election is happening next week. The election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3 and is expected to bring a high turnout not only in Mariposa County but across the nation. Locally, there is one contested race which is for a seat on the school board. In addition, voters will cast ballots on […]