As one year nears its end and another begins, new efforts by area law enforcement have shown a warmer side of peacekeeping.
Excerpts of news published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
Prisoners at Valley State Prison made it a Merry Christmas for children in the James Monroe School area with a donation of $3,900 that was designated to purchase toys and clothing.
Christmas presents came a little early to about 30 excited students at Millview and Sierra Vista Elementary Schools recently.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Department responded to reported incidents from Dec. 7 through 13.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1981 delivered food and bikes this month as well as this weekend as two charitable projects coincided and overlapped this year.
The Madera Police Department received the following calls for service from Dec. 16 and 17.
5:37 p.m. — Battery in the 100 block of East Almond Avenue.
Judge Lawrence O’Neill of U.S. District Court issued an order Tuesday allowing the reopening of Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold — the final legal hurdle faced by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians.