CHANGE NAME OF HOWARD ROAD— Saying “people have a hard time finding it,” Councilman Sam Price introduced a proposal to Madera City Council Tuesday which would change the name of Howard Road to West Yosemite Avenue. “I think it should be Yosemite West, myself,” quipped Dave Berry of Berry Construction. Berry has a new development on Howard Road named Pointe West. Price noted that Berry has agreed to furnish the new street signs should the proposal be approved. “In that case, call it West,” joked Berry.
3 SITES FOR RANCHOS JUNIOR HIGH — Madera Unified School District will submit three potential sites for a new junior high school in the Ranchos area. Trustees and district officials agreed that a site on the northwest corner of Road 36 and Avenue 12 was the best possibility. (A new junior high school as well as a new high school were in fact built on that site but not by Madera Unified. They were built by Golden Valley, the Ranchos school district that seceded from MUSD.)
JENSEN NOT SURE ABOUT PARKWAY — Although Madera County Supervisors support a joint plan between Madera and Fresno to create a parkway along the San Joaquin River, they are not in favor of another governmental agency to do it. Supervisor Rick Jensen told Assemblyman Jim Costa’s Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife that Madera County taxpayers wouldn’t stand for additional taxes to raise money to establish the parkway.
TRIBUNE HOLDS PROMOTION — The Madera Tribune is conducting a circulation drive that will continue its role as a community-minded newspaper, says Les Hayes, Tribune general manager. A percentage of every new subscription over the next three months will be donated to Heartland Opportunity Center...