Courtesy of the Madera County Historical Society At the turn of the 20th century, Maderans worked hard and played hard. This group labored at the Madera Sugar Pine mill by day and could find libations and excitement at night at the Lucca Hotel, which stood not far from the mill. Long before Lucca’s Restaurant opened its doors in Madera, there was another Madera business that was also named after that well-known Italian province. The Lucca House, a hotel on the corner of what
If you pick up any one of Karen Cleveland’s books, put on a large pot of coffee because you won’t be able to put it down. After I read her first book “Need to Know,” and discovered that she’d written another, I said to myself, “How is she going to top herself?” The answer, I learned, is that she doesn’t have to. I’d put Ms. Cleveland up against any of the most popular fiction writers today. Universal Studios has purchased the rights to “Need to Know,” and actress Charlize The
Joyce Malone was born in Madera, California to the union of George and Olivia Smith on October 15, 1946. The Smith’s union produced eighteen children in which Joyce was the fourteenth child. Joyce received her formal education at Madera High School along with her siblings. It was during Joyce’s high school years that she met and later married Ralph Malone. Their union produced two children, Cynthia and Ralph, Jr. The family lived in Madera, California and later relocated to O
For The Madera Tribune Madera city and county officials gather for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the widening of State Route 99 on Sept. 15. Caltrans and the Madera County Transportation Commission held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the completion of the State Route 99 Rehabilitation Project in Madera County. The ribbon cutting was held Sept. 15. Nearly $66 million of this $89.1 million project was provided by Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Re
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Bryan Landreth, owner of Heartland Archery, demonstrates his aim with one of the bows he has for sale in his shop. Since the third week in July, Bryan Landreth has opened his Heartland Archery (16506 Road 26, Suite C) to cater to the Madera County bowhunters and competition archers. “I wanted to get away from the shops in Fresno,” Landreth said. “I have a lot of customers that come from Modesto, Merced and Madera. There is not a shop in Made
Courtesy of the Madera County Historical Society The MHS class of 1905. At top are Elsie Edwards and Abram Preciado; center is Florence Reid; and bottom, Rhodes Borden and Ludema Montoya. For the first time in the history of Madera High School, in 1905 its senior class did not graduate in Athletic Hall on Yosemite Avenue. The commencement exercises took place in the assembly room of the brand new High School building on L Street. Therefore, it is entirely understandable that
The Madera Police Department reported the following incidents. Aug. 22 5:20 p.m. — Traffic hazard near Watt Street and Georgia Avenue. 10:21 p.m. — Noise music from party in the 3200 block of Riverview Drive 11:46 p.m. — Domestic violence in the 2500 block of Foxglove Way. Aug. 23 1:06 a.m. — Noise music from party near East Adell Street and Sonora Street. 6:46 a.m. — Animal injured in the 3000 block of Oak. 9:55 a.m. — Child found in the 1400 block of Taylor Lane. 12:33 p.m.
According to Google the estimated $3 million special election has come and gone. It was my $3 million and your $3 million the state forced the counties to spend on what turned into a waste of time and money. It was spent trying to oust Governor Nephew from office. I like to call him Gov. Nephew because his aunts are Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Diane Feinstein. It’s easy to believe these connections in the San Francisco Bay Area are responsible for much of th