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Lights! Camera! Action! Free film workshops set at Mariposa Library

The basics of film making will be taught during a two-part workshop at the Mariposa Library on Saturday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshops are free and open to anyone aged 12 and older. Registration is required. Participants will learn pre-production, field production and post-production techniques including: writing an outline, treatment and […]

Money for Missions

Submitted photoVincent Marasti (right) of Pioneer Market presents a check for $500 to Phyllis Staggs (left) of New Life Christian Fellowship. Members of the church save their shopping receipts from Pioneer Market. The store, as part of their sports program, returns a percentage, which the church uses to support their missionaries in Tanzania, the Philippines, Peru and nomads in Africa. […]

Wall, Esser exchange vows during ceremony

Celebration held at Le Grand church

Katharine and Thomas EsserWalter and Christy Wall of Mariposa announced recently the marriage of their daughter, Katharine Suzanne Wall, to Thomas Ray Esser. Thomas is from Chino Hills, Calif., and is the son of John and Rimini Esser. The couple was married on Jan. 5 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Le Grand, Calif. Their marriage celebration was […]

Safe Families set to hold pair of upcoming events

Mariposa Safe Families has a new location, and now it has new events coming up. Safe Families moved to 4983 8th Street in Mariposa. To celebrate, it will hold an open house on Friday, Feb. 15 from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Safe Families is also holding a free First Aid and CPR training session. It will be held […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Donna Marks submitted this photo of herself and her cat Joey. Joey often waits by her front door in Lushmeadows so he can ride on her walker-roller. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. Please include your name and short description of the photo. … An online subscription is required […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 21 – There was a downed tree on Indian Peak Road and a downed tree blocking Silva Road, both in Mariposa. • A missing husky was reported on Mepps Court in Mariposa. Jan. 22 – Deputies were called to check on the welfare of a horse on Blade Creek in Mariposa and on the welfare of […]

Dyslexia training slated for Feb. 12 in Mariposa

The Mariposa Local Child Care Planning Council is offering a free training for those who work with children of all ages. The focus of the training will be dyslexia. Topics to be covered will include: • What is dyslexia? • Symptoms of dyslexia • Simple solutions to help students with dyslexia • Ways for early screening for dyslexic students • […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 21-27

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 3 • 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 […]

Here’s his Chance: new PIO steps in at CHP



Matthew Chance For many years, Officer Adrian Perez served as the face of the Mariposa unit of the California Highway Patrol. As the public information officer, Perez was well-known, often seen at CHP-related events. But Perez recently stepped down as the public information officer to return to routine patrol. Officer Matthew Chance, a native of Fresno, has taken the reins. […]

Every dog has its day — this year on June 21

Mariposa County Supervisors approve ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’ as well as ‘Bring Your Child to Work Day’


The Mariposa County Supervisors might feel like sometimes they work like dogs. This summer, the supervisors will be working next to dogs. The supervisors voted unanimously last week to approve June 21 as “Bring Your Dog to Work Day.” With the approval of the event, county employees will be allowed to bring their leashed dogs to work with them on […]


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