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85% Say Affordable Care Act Will Affect Their 2016 Presidential Vote

SAN FRANCISCO - Eighty-five percent of Americans say the Affordable Care Act will factor into their 2016 presidential vote, including 41 percent who say it is very important and 33 percent who  [ ... ]

Madera Man Sentenced to 502 Years to Life in Prison for Child Molestation

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MADERA. – Madera County District Attorney David A. Linn announced today that Fred Gonzalez of Madera was sentenced in Madera Superior Court by judge Mitchell Rigby to five hundred two years to life  [ ... ]

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Competitive Cheer to Become CIF Sport Beginning 2017-18 School Year

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SACRAMENTO — California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 949, introduced by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), to classify competition cheer as a California Interscholast [ ... ]

Bulldogs Fall 21-7 at San Diego State

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SAN DIEGO - In a defensive battle at San Diego State, Fresno State's offense was stifled for much of the night as the Bulldogs fell 21-7 on the road at Qualcomm Stadium. The 'Dogs (1-4, 0-2 MW) were h [ ... ]

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Selena Gomez Announces "Revival Tour"

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SANTA MONICA - Multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez announced today she will embark on her worldwide "Revival Tour" in 2016.  The first leg will find Gomez traveling to 41 cities across [ ... ]

Chowchilla Brings a BIG Trucks Event to Town September 19

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Come touch, climb and kick the tires at this NEW event CHOWCHILLABig trucks and special vehicles will gather at the Fig Tree Plaza Shopping Center for a NEW and FREE community event on Saturday [ ... ]

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Opinion / Editorial

EDITORIAL: Remember Alison Parker & Adam Ward, Not the Killer

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EDITORIAL - WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The [ ... ]

Supervisor Rogers Loves Millionaire Developers & FunnelsThousands of Campaign Dollars to His Family

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WHO OWNS THE MADERA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS?  EDITORIAL - Who does the Madera County Board of Supervisors serve? You might think the answer should be all of the county citizens or at the ve [ ... ]

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Big Valley News & Photo
Ricardo Gil & Lexandra Raygoza Named 2015 MHS Homecoming King & Queen Print E-mail
Photo Gallery - High School Events
Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 07:33


MADERA - The Madera High School 2015 Homecoming kicked off Friday's events with a parade through the streets of Madera. Starting at it's feeder middle school, Thomas Jefferson, it snaked its way around the HOPY section of Madera towards Madera High School to its conclusion at the MUSD's Memorial Stadium.

New Mental Health Facility Dedicated at Central California Women’s Facility Print E-mail
News - Local
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Monday, 12 October 2015 01:02
CHOWCHILLA---The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today dedicated a state of the art building at the Central California Women’s Facility, largely constructed by female inmates training in the construction trades, to enhance mental health treatment for inmates.

The $5.1 million, 7,133 sq. ft. facility, which incorporates many features to conserve water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, will provide space for group and individual therapy sessions for up to 64 inmates at a time in addition to offices for administrative staff and clinicians.
Woman Fights Off Gunman During Late Night Robbery Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Thursday, 08 October 2015 14:20
FRESNO - Late Saturday eveing four suspects attempted to rob and burglarize a lady getting gas at a Beacon Station of East Olive Avenue. A suspect wearing an all grey sweatshirt pulled a handgun on the victim after following her from the business to her vehicle. The other pictured suspect who covers his face serves as a lookout prior to the pre-planned robbery.

After the victim fought off the suspect with the gun and knocked him to the ground, the suspects fled the location without getting the victim’s purse. The first suspect is described as young Black male adult approximately 5 foot 10 to 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds with short black hair.

Detectives Arrest Man for the Death of His 81-Year-Old Mother Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Thursday, 08 October 2015 14:32
SQUAW VALLEY - Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives have booked Steve Minamoto, 59, of Squaw Valley into the Fresno County Jail. He faces a felony count of elder abuse. On August 6th at 9:00 am, deputies responded to a home on the 1000 block of Silver Lane in Squaw Valley for a report of an injured person.

A 911 call was made after a person passing through the area saw 81-year-old Kaoru (a.k.a. Kay) Minamoto lying on the ground near her son, Steve Minamoto. The elderly woman was unconscious and had visible signs of injury. Paramedics transported Kay to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno where she later died.

Chowchilla Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Assault Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:10
MADERA. – Last week the Madera County Superior Court sentenced Cruz Sandoval, 40, of Chowchilla, to twenty five years to life in state prison for assault with a deadly weapon. On March 26, 2015, Madera police officers were dispatched to the area of C Street and Sixth Street in regards to a stabbing in progress. 

Officers observed the victim, Valentine Cruz, sitting on a bench near the corner of C Street and Sixth Street.  The victim was saturated with blood.  Nearby witnesses reported they observed a male subject stab the victim.  The witnesses provided a description of the male who committed the assault and indicated he fled the area on foot.


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