From the high-speed rail route debate to the Chowchilla kidnapping, The Madera Tribune skims through the top 20 local happenings of 2011.
This was the season that the Madera South Stallions finally quieted the naysayers who doubted the five-year program would ever produce a championship caliber team.
A glance at the highs and lows for Madera County sports in 2011.
Here is a look at some of the notable events that took place on this day in history, December 31.
Firefighters say an arsonist set nearly a dozen fires in the Hollywood area, including one at the home of the late rock star Jim Morrison, in Los Angeles early Friday.
Here's the latest news for Friday, December 30: Countdown to Iowa caucuses; Hollywood arson fires; Death penalty for girl's murder; Shot Marine released.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry are getting a divorce, the British comedian told The Associated Press Friday.
After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless on Friday dropped a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit or debit cards.
.Iowa's GOP presidential contest is heating up the weekend before the January 3 caucus. The AP's John Mone has the story on the final push for Republican candidates.
The state of Iowa is doing pretty well. With unemployment at 5.7 percent, agricultural real estate selling near all-time highs and some manufacturers reporting a shortage of skilled workers. Robert Ray reports from Iowa.