Forty years ago, toward the end of August, the Madera City Council took up the issue of “girlie” magazines at the behest of Councilman John Wells.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.”
— Former Sen. Patrick Moynihan
Although the little country school on Avenue 7 stands empty today, there is some talk that children will once again fill its rooms and playground.
For thousands of years Native Americans held a monopoly on the land that is now the San Joaquin Valley and the foothills that border it on the east.
Last week we told the tale of the 1902 shooting of Raymond hotel owner, Ben Ducker, by an unidentified trooper from Company E of the 3rd U.S. Cavalry.
Ben Ducker was something of a wanderer.
Richard Curtis Jay was a remarkable person. Among his many laudable attributes was his concern for the underprivileged of Madera.