GreenPal, which has been described as “Uber for lawn care,” is already being used in 45 states by more than 1 million homeowners. With the coronavirus running rampant and social distancing a communal priority, our service lends itself to be the only way to get your lawn mowed this season. Here's why: • GreenPal's technology allows vendors to bid on lawns without having to visit the property and talk face-to-face with the homeowner. • Historically, this industry has been a cas
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Debi Bray, left, and Toni Jordan enjoy a Census celebration lunch on Nov. 10. Every 10 years everyone living in the United States is counted and this decade’s count is finished. Madera County tallied 99.7 percent of residents; 62.5 percent of household self-responded and 37.2 percent were counted by census takers. Thousands of Madera County residents were hired in order to facilitate the operation as quickly as possible. “As of Oct. 16, the
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Massey Casper is the new executive director of the Madera Housing Authority. Officially, on Oct. 26, the City of Madera appointed its new Housing Authority Executive Director — Massey Casper. After a nationwide search that saw many strong candidates, Casper was chosen by Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Madera (HACM). Massey’s new role will encompass managing and directing all functions of the Housing Agency.
When Madera Community Hospital was the first Central Valley healthcare system to care for a COVID-19 positive patient in March of 2020, we reassured you; “we are on the front line.” We promoted our clinical expertise and medical training to provide you with confidence and a trusted local source of information. From the beginning, we asked you to follow the guidance for reducing the spread of COVID-19 knowing your actions would ultimately save lives. We wrote letters to the e
Madera Police Department Handguns confiscated during a weekend gang enforcement sweep. Police efforts will continue throughout the year, according to the Madera Police Department. Two felons with guns were arrested during a weekend gang enforcement sweep that will continue throughout the remainder of the year, according to the Madera Police Department. Officers arrested Carlos Vasquez Jr. and Marcus Soliz, both 27 and of Madera, at a traffic stop about 4:45 Saturday morning
Madera County Historical Society Frank Tuck, 2nd from the left, leads a delegation of history lovers in unveiling the plaque honoring the Borden Chinese Cemetery. The Chinese were among the first settlers in Madera. Most of them came here from the little town of Borden, four miles to the south. By the late 19th century, a bustling Chinatown thrived in the area that had been set aside for them by the founding fathers, who fought to keep the Chinese on the west side of the rail
This week, I celebrated my 41st wedding anniversary. Believe or not it takes place on two different days. In 1979, we went to Reno, Nevada to get hitched and the calendar said it was Nov. 23, 1979. That same silly calendar said it was the Day After Thanksgiving. My husband marks the Day After Thanksgiving as our wedding anniversary. I am greedy and celebrate both days and all the days in between. It’s not like we celebrate with presents, parties or nights on the town. Mainly,
Imagine that you’re in some other place. Where, you may ask? The answer is anywhere outside Central California. Now, imagine a conversation in which a person asks what you’re doing for Thanksgiving this year. Of course, we’re being coaxed to shelter in place because of the pandemic, but you have a more pressing need to go home. So, you tell the person, “I’m going to Madera.” Unless this imaginary person is also an imaginary geography buff, his or her next question can be conj