Madera police are hoping for a calm and quiet New Year's eve. But they also want residents to know police are prepared and will be out watching for residents firing guns into the air.
Excerpts of news published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
The Madera Tribune will not be published Monday. The following businesses will be closed Sunday in observance of New Year's day.
1 — Have a pre-party Mexican dinner at Maya Grill & Cafe at 219 E. Yosemite Ave. in Madera. Dance to the sounds of live band Marimba Lucero from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 675-0707 for more info.
From the high-speed rail route debate to the Chowchilla kidnapping, The Madera Tribune skims through the top 20 local happenings of 2011.
The California Supreme Court on Thursday gave Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers the right to eliminate community redevelopment agencies in a crucial decision that impacts the state budget.
The Madera Redevelopment Agency is facing dissolution and the prospect of having to sell off all its assets.
Nationwide statistics show an increase in certain crimes where alcohol is a factor around the holidays, and Madera County is no exception.