Special Investigations Unit and Chowchilla Police Department arrest Los Angeles Gang Member in a Chowchilla Hotel | City of Madera Police Department

Yesterday the Special Investigations Unit and Chowchilla Police Department arrested Jesus Ramirez for being a felon in possesion of a shotgun. Jesus is a gang member who is on probation out of Los Angeles. The shotgun was hidden underneath a sink in Jesus’ hotel room in Chowchilla. https://www.facebook.com/MaderaPD/?ref=ts Chowchilla News Day Chowchilla Patriot Please follow…

1st inmate to get sex reassignment moves to female prison in Chowchilla

The first California prison inmate to receive sex reassignment surgery has moved to the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. The first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery has been moved to a women’s prison. California corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said 57-year-old Shiloh Heavenly Quine was admitted to the Central California Women’s Facility…

California lawmakers eye statewide immigration sanctuary | The Merced Sun-Star

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. Democrats in the California Senate ramped up their fight Tuesday against President Donald Trump, advancing a bill that would provide statewide sanctuary for immigrants by keeping local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The move in the nation’s largest state — home to an estimated 2.3 million immigrants without legal authorization…

Supervisors approve raise for firefighters | Sierra Star

In a vote last week, the Madera County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to raise pay for Paid Call Firefighters (PCF) and Paid Call Driver Operators (PCD), positions that were previously paid the state minimum wage of $10.50 an hour and $12 an hour, respectively. Approved Jan. 24 and pro-rated to be effective…