Even though the Madera Valley Inn is no longer a link in the Best Western chain, it is still going strong.
For the first time in history, the gross total value of all agricultural production in Madera County topped $1 billion in 2004, according to the 2004 Madera County Annual Crop Report.
In the darkness, before the sun rose above the Sierras to bring the gift of another summer's day, the mechanic stepped onto the lower wing of the old Army Trainer and climbed into the open cockpit.
Running a dairy and growing cotton is how J.L. Freeman founded the Freeman family farming operation in Madera.
Madera County is the 13th largest agricultural county in California, but urbanization, regulations, lack of water and importation of agricultural products continue to batter farm families.
In light of two gang-related shootings earlier this week, the timing couldn’t have been better for community members to meet and try to implement a plan to deal with Madera’s gang problem.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the more than 600 images that Dr. Mohammed Arain this week brought home from the providence of Banda Aceh in Indonesia tell the story of a region destroyed.