Madera County was just about to celebrate its centennial in May 1993, when suddenly its 100th birthday party got pushed to the back burner.
Pieces of the Past
A vignette from the annals of the San Joaquin Valley by historian Bill Coate.
Today there are more than 700 men and women on death row in California. The average wait for an execution is well over 20 years.
It has been seven years now since a group of junior high school students, their families, and this writer gathered on the lawn of Courthouse Park i
The class of 1933 at Alpha School grew increasingly excited with its swiftly approaching graduation, and as was the case in most of Madera County’s
John Barnett was one of Madera's most colorful lawmen.