Franklin and Elaine Secara, whose trust bequeathed $2.55 million for development and construction of a new center for the arts, have both departed from us (he in 2002, she in 2010), but their names will fore
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
SALES TAX DIVIDES SUPERVISORS — A discussion of a proposed half-cent increase in the sales tax produced the usual controversy, but this time the dissention came from within the Board of Supervisors.
It’s easy to see the four-day job-poaching foray into California recently by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as an isolated incident.
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On my way to work Sunday, I passed a guy walking along Falcon Drive carrying a rifle. He waved at me, and I waved at him, although I was sure I hadn’t seen him before.
Events are moving for the San Joaquin Parkway. Reminds me of the river, sometimes flowing smoothly, other times in an eddy or rushing ahead. The current is running pretty strongly right now.
Folklore tells us the month of March “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” This means March 1 can be cold and blustery, while March 31 tends to be warm and mild.