MAPA ASKS FOR CLEAN-UP OF C STREET — Demands for expediency on the eradication of drug trafficking on South C Street were made at last night’s meeting of the City Council. Members of the local chapter of the Mexican American Political Association asked that the city and police efforts to quell crime in the area be intensified. Mayor Robert Garibay asked for the continued patience and cooperation of the area’s residents and said the Madera police have attacked crime in the South C Street area with all available resources.
JUDGE ORDERS YUHSD TRUSTEES TO MEET — Visiting judge Eleanor Provost found that Yosemite Union High School District trustees had acted outside of their jurisdiction when they voted 3-2 on April 21 to suspend meetings until June 30. She ordered the board to meet within five days. The legal action was but another chapter in an emotionally charged issue involving the board’s February decision to not renew the contract of Jim Frayser, Principal of Yosemite High School. The District’s attorney, Robert Rosati, said trustees have a legal right to regulate their own calendar.
ROBERTSON NAMED EDITOR OF TRIBUNE — Greg Robertson, acting editor and reporter for The Madera Tribune, has been named editor of the Lesher Inc. newspaper, according to General Manager Les Hayes. “We all have confidence that Greg will do a superb job,” Hayes said. “He is well acquainted with the community and has a feel for the type of Tribune our readers enjoy. Robertson, at 27, is the youngest editor of a daily newspaper in California. The new editor said he will continue to stress local coverage and highlight aspects of the community that people aren’t always aware of.
WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER FREEING HUSBAND — A 23-year-old Madera man arrested this week for allegedly beating his wife and injuring his 2-month-old son was temporarily freed from police custody by his wife, who was later arrested. Lori Guzman entered the police car in which her husband, Anador, was confined and freed him. She was later arrested along with her husband. Both are being held in the county jail on $4,000 bail on charges of escape, assisting in an escape, and injuring a spouse. Anador Guzman was originally charged with beating his wife with a cord and fist as she held their child. The baby received cuts to its face from the cord...