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‘Alleged illegal activity’ is why Madera’s 4th of July fireworks were canceled, city says

MADERA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Days before the 4th of July holiday, the City of Madera announced Wednesday that its 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular event was canceled due to “undisclosed alleged illegal activity.” According to city officials, the show’s vendor Exposhows was found to be engaged in illegal activities that resulted in their Mojave warehouse […]
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Vasquez twins headed to San Diego

Andrea, left, and America Vasquez-Daza stand with California Miramar University women’s soccer coach Marco Marquez after the Madera South twins signed their letters of intent in front of friends and classmates to play soccer at California Miramar. When Madera South graduate Andrea Vasquez-Daza was thinking about what school to...
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Madera Mom Pleads Guilty in Deaths of Toddler Son and Infant Daughter

The story Briseida Sran and Sukhjinder Sran told Madera police about the summer 2020 disappearance of their 2-year-old special needs son has officially been confirmed as a lie. The Srans pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter charges Monday in the death of little Thaddeus on Monday. Brieseida Sran also admitted to...
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California Mom Admits to Brutally Killing Her Two Young Children Five Years Apart

A 31-year-old mother in California faces decades behind bars after admitting to killing her two young children five years apart, prosecutors say. Briseida G. Sran on Monday pleaded guilty to five felonies — including two counts of murder, two counts of child abuse, and one count of mutilation — in the 2015 death of 4-month-old Divina Sran and the 2020 death of special needs 2-year-old Thaddeus Sran.
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Los Banos council again postpones appointing interim or acting city manager

Holds another special meeting but makes no decision, gets earful from residents. The Los Banos City Council held another special, closed session meeting last night, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, to discuss the vacant position of city manager. Several members of the public voiced their opposition to the recent firing of the city manager by a split 3 – 2 vote with Mayor Tom Faria, Councilwoman Deborah Lewis, and Councilman Refugio Llamas voting yes, and Mayor Pro Tem Kenneth Lambert and Councilman Brett Jones voting against. (See related articles here and here)
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Petrucci promoted in Space Force

In a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., Madera High School graduate Nicole Petrucci was promoted to Colonel in the U.S. Space Force. She was joined by family, friends, honored guests, and co-workers from many stages of her career, including her husband, Colonel Christopher Buckley of the U.S. Air Force, who is also a Madera High alum, for the April promotion ceremony.
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Los Baños Enterprise

Los Banos man charged with drug trafficking while on probation

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment on May 26 against Joshymar Estrada, 33, of Los Banos, charging him with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. On April 28, 2022, the Los Banos Police Department, along with...
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Madera Tribune

Corporal Lou Emmert’s final roll call

Lou Emmert is shown here in 1944 near Quantico, Virginia, posing as a hitchhiker wearing her military uniform. Corporal Emmert finished her earthly tour of duty, and retreat was called for her on June 5, 2022. She had been at her post for almost 100 years. Born Lou Hughes (later...
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Incarcerated Valley students now have new path to earn a degree

A new program offered by Fresno State will allow incarcerated students at Valley State Prison and Central California Women’s Facility to earn a bachelor’s degree in social science, expanding access to higher education among one of the most marginalized populations in the state. The new program is a...
FRESNO, CA

San Joaquin deputies save autistic child in man-made lake

LATHROP, Calif. (KTXL) — San Joaquin deputies saved an autistic child who wandered away from his home in Lathrop on Tuesday. According to a San Joaquin press release, on Tuesday, shortly after 8 p.m, a missing 11-year-old child was reported and considered to be at risk due to being autistic and non-verbal. Soon after, a […]
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Alt. ed. schools promote students

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Mother confesses to killing two children 5 years apart

A 31-year-old woman has been sentenced to 28 years behind bars after she confessed to killing both of her children a few years apart. Briseida G. Sran of Madera, California pled guilty to two counts of murder, two counts of child abuse, and one count of mutilation on Monday. “Today...
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Madera mom pleads guilty to murders of her 2 kids

MADERA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A Madera mom has pleaded guilty to the murder of her 2-year-old son and 4-month-old daughter, according to the Madera County District Attorney’s Office. Thaddeus was originally reported missing by his parents in July of 2020. During the search for Thaddeus, community members and...
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Feds Are Raising San Luis Reservoir Dam 10 Feet. Why Not 20 Feet?

Work started last week on raising the B.F. Sisk Dam at San Luis Reservoir 10 feet to reduce the risk of the massive earthen structure collapsing in a major earthquake. This comes after exploratory blasting began in spring 2020 at the reservoir adjacent to Highway 152 near Los Banos. The...
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Pistachio Grower Bullish about Market Amidst Record Production

Despite water, trade, labor, inflation and pest challenges impacting the western pistachio industry, Madera grower Justin Wylie is bullish about the future of the industry. Watch this brief video with Wylie sharing his thoughts as growers venture through another potentially record-breaking year of production. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.
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