The celebration begins at Bass Lake 5 p.m., and everyone is encouraged to be at The Pines Village by 6 p.m. as dozens of floats take part in the electric parade.
COARSEGOLD - Meagan Rich has been comfortable in the kitchen since she was just a little kid. Now 13, the clever chef has created a recipe for ravioli that could turn out to be worth a whopping $45,000.
The Rivergold 8th grader is one of 25 finalists nationwide in the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest, a competition for young aspiring chefs, sponsored by Uncle Ben’s Brand rice.
MADERA COUNTY - Four individuals currently behind bars in connection with the armed takeover at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino on Oct. 9 appeared in Madera Superior Court this morning for their arraignment on kidnapping and assault charges.
Tex McDonald, Vernon King, Tyrone Bishop and Miguel Ramos all pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Tex McDonald, 64, of Madera, and Vernon James King, 59, both agreed to turn themselves in at 1 p.m today. They arrived at the Sheriff's main office in Madera at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The incident caused the shut down of the casino after the U.S. District Court granted an injunction closing the facility due to activities that were judged to pose a danger to the public and to employees of the casino.
FRESNO - District Court Judge Lawrence O'Neill has handed down his ruling, and the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino will remain closed until the factions battling for control can decide how to move forward.
After all parties appeared in court this morning in Fresno for any final arguments on the reams of motions filed in the past few weeks, the judge took the case under advisement and issued his ruling early this afternoon.