CHRISTMAS SEASON OPENS STRONG IN MADERA — Friday after Thanksgiving started the traditional shopping season for Christmas in Madera, and local stores encouraged it by holding sales.
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LLAMAS FOUND BUTCHERED — Madera County animal control officers found four butchered llamas near Avenue 10 and Road 36. According to director Tim Bible, they appeared to have been dead for seven to 10 days.
JUSTICE COURT SYSTEM STUDIED — Supervisors agreed to ask the State Judicial Council to study the county’s justice court system, a move that could be the first step toward creation of a municipal court-system
RESIDENTS DEMAND CURB TO C STREET CRIME — South C Street residents fighting crime in their neighborhoods have requested the City Council to impose stricter regulations on area bars to curb crime.
BERGON’S FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED — Frank Bergon, son of the late community leader Frank Bergon, will publish his first book in November, a novel about the last Indian massacre in the United States.
JUDICIAL POLL DRAWS LITTLE INTEREST — a poll drumming up opposition for Madera Justice Court Judge Victor Dahman next year has drawn little response from either prospective candidates or the incumbent.
COP FOR MADERA HIGH — Madera Unified School District trustees voted to pay for a Madera police officer to patrol the high school campus, but it might take awhile.