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. Members of Comite de Calle C, or C Street Committee, filled council chambers with approximately 80 people Monday complaining of murders, drugs, prostitution, and property damage, which they say occur regularly in their back yards. “People are afraid to live there,” said one resident.
GUSTAVESON TOPS MUSD VOTE — Dr. T.R. “Gus” Gustaveson, Bill Driggs, and Benny Barsotti were elected to the three full-term seats on the Madera Unified school board. In the race for the short-term seat, incumbent B. J. Robinson easily won. The crowded race for the three full-term seats showed Gustaveson well ahead of the pack and Driggs a comfortable second place. Barsotti won his race by a narrow margin.
MADERA RESCUE MISSION — The Madera Rescue Mission was given the deed to a 50 by 325-foot parcel near Elm and Clinton Streets by Dario and Lorraine Boria in a ceremony this morning on the property. Participating in the ceremony were Rose Marchetti, Joanne Limperio, Donna Chambers, Paul Limperio, Dario and Lorraine Boria, Joe Thomasson, Bill Miller, and Bob Clayton.
DEADLINE FOR WATER TOWER — Six months of fund raising to stave off destruction of the D Street water tower has reaped nearly $19,500, but the fate of the structure remains undecided. Save the Tower chairman Bill Welton told the Madera City Council that community donations should be more than sufficient for refurbishment, but the matter was referred to staff until repair specifications are brought up to date...