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Locals asked to shop small

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

 ‘Tis the season to shop local. The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce has launched a holiday campaign aimed at benefiting local businesses and entrepreneurs in the aftermath of the summer’s Ferguson Fire. The fire damaged the local economy, which is very dependent on tourism. To help businesses get back on their feet, the Chamber is planning its Small Business Saturday […]

Integrity about receiver raised in Cox matter

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

The lawyer for landowner Jerry Cox made an attempt this week to bring up a wide variety of issues in the controversial case and though he didn’t succeed, he will have a chance to introduce the claims in the coming three weeks. The Cox case has been ongoing for close to two years and involves a Mariposa County Superior Court […]

The basics of small claims court

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

Anita Starchman-Bryant Small claims court is an informal court where the person suing (the plaintiff) presents their case directly to the judge without a lawyer present. The person being sued (the defendant) also has an opportunity to tell the judge their side of the story. Small claims courts primarily deal with relatively small monetary disputes. No criminal cases are considered, […]

Patience is a virtue, as funding for road repairs indicates

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

If patience is a virtue, Mike Healy may be a virtuoso. Healy, the director of Mariposa County Public Works, admits his patience has been tested dating back to February 2017. That was when the first of two major floods struck Mariposa County — and wiped out roads and other infrastructure. The second came in March 2018, when more roads were […]

Chamber preps for holidays

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is particularly grateful for your continued support of our business community this month. We are busy gearing up for the 2018 Mariposa County holiday season, releasing our new membership benefits and announcing our new Mariposa Business Leadership Circle, preparing for our annual Mariposa Business Awards Dinner, and as you might have hoped — we’re […]

Thieves got it their way during weekend burglary

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

Law enforcement officials are investigating a string of crimes committed over the weekend. Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded early Saturday morning to a report of a burglary at Burger King, located at 5005 Coakley Circle in Mariposa. After meeting with Burger King employees, it was discovered when they first arrived in the early morning, a door to the business […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

• EMS – 11 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]

Pat Reilly

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

Pat Reilly, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died unexpectedly on Sept. 29, 2018 as a result of complications of Interstitial Lung Disease. Patrick L. Reilly was born on Feb. 27, 1946 in Los Angeles. He was one of 10 children and began working at an early age. He graduated from CSU, Los Angeles in 1975 with a degree […]

HORRORS OF WAR

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

Al Handy is shown in this photo with some of the honors he has earned. Photo by Nicole W. Little Veterans Day, which is this Sunday, is a time in America when those who have served in the military are honored. There are celebrations across the nation as citizens recognize the sacrifice given by veterans. But what sometimes may get […]

Lessons learned from the mega-wealth past

By ohtadmin | November 08, 2018

 Last week, Google employees walked off the job in protest of the company’s sexual harassment policies. For a while, I have been thinking about the “new” moguls (thanks, Mike Healy) in our society. The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon and many more are today’s version of the big companies of years past. Names like Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, John […]