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…

Madera Police Department looking to fill ten positions | KMPH

The Madera Police Department needs 10 new officers and they’ll pay $3,367/month for training and then $4,224/month after that. They need applications turned in by February 15th at 3:00 pm. You can pick them up and drop them off at City Hall or the Madera Police Department. Sgt, Johnnie Smith said, “It’s very gratifying to…