18-Year-Old Man Drowns In Hensley Lake | Sierra News Online

18-Year-Old Man Drowns In Hensley Lake Posted by: gina clugston July 29, 2017 – 3:40 pm 0 2,158 Views MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the drowning death of an 18-year-old man at Hensley Lake this morning. Just after 10 a.m., 911 received what was described as a “frantic call” from a party…

Maderans to open artisan pizza parlor | Madera Tribune

A Madera family plans to open a new family-friendly restaurant near Home Depot with wood-fired pizza, local wines and 15 tap handles serving craft beer. Co-owners Dustin and Traci Franklin tentatively plan to open The Tap House, 2175 N. Schnoor St., Ste. 101, on Sept. 1. The restaurant will serve customers between 11 a.m. and…

Teenage boy dies after drowning at Hensley Lake | The Fresno Bee

A teenage boy drowned in Hensley Lake near the Hidden View Campground off of Road 407 on Saturday, said Commander Bill Ward with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. The boy’s age and hometown were not provided. The boy was reported to be drowning just after 10 a.m. Bystanders tried to rescue him and then called…

Alleged child kidnapper arraigned

A mother faced “a parent’s worst nightmare” this week when a registered sex offender attempted to kidnap her 8-year-old son from an apartment complex laundry room, according to authorities. Michael Bland, 31, entered the room Monday night “with them, locked the door and turned off all the lights …. (Then he) grabbed the 8-year-old boy…

Prop. 47 a tough lesson in weakness of initiatives – Press Enterprise

Whereas the traditional legislative process is a dialogue, a ballot initiative is more of a monologue. California’s easiest-in-the-nation rules make it possible to pass an initiative without substantive discussion or broad consensus, as long as the proponent has the money to qualify one. Largely absent from the initiative process is the chance for opponents, experts,…