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EDITORIAL: Enforce Illegal Firework Laws or Outlaw All Fireworks

EDITORIAL – Now that the Fourth of July is behind us, maybe the our homes will stop being bombarded with the rocket’s red glare of five pound mortar shells exploding over our wood roofs and dry grass. But if past years are any indicator, the cease fire will more than likely end as soon as the Sun goes down on the Fifth of July.

With fines and criminal penalties going up each year for the possession and use of illegal fireworks, why does it seem that every year the neighborhood displays are more and more competing against the professional shows put on at Grizzlies Stadium or the Madera Speedway?


For Those of You Talking MUSD Recall!

EDITORIAL - You people talking recall don't know the first thing about getting it going. You also don't know the first thing about the problems Mr. Gonzales has caused at Madera Unified.

If you owned a business Ramiro Alvarez, which I am sure you do not, what would you do to an employee that ignored your requests or was publicly and privately disrespectful to you? Read his evaluation in the Tribune. This guy need to be fired even before he was hired.

Farinelli's Farewell to Madera County: Why You Should Always Vote in All Elections


EDITORIAL - I am not a politician, I am a public servant. That is why I am writing this warning to those who think it’s acceptable to sit out an election.
For months now I fought a hard campaign against a polished politician that ran an unethical campaign which I refused to partake in.

My opponent’s campaign team, made up of a well-known dirty campaign manager, a media gadfly and muckraker, and unethical family members, ran one of the dirtiest campaigns in Madera County history. This actually backfired on him and his committee.

Homeless Invited to Farinelli's Farewell Reception - Board to Reward Supervior With Cushy County Job

EDITORIAL - For the first time in Madera County history a farewell reception will be held for a person publicly fired from his job. Someone for whom the vast majority of voters said "Absolutely Not" to a second term. The reception is being held for the one-term member of the Madera County Board of Supervisors, Rick Farinelli, who was overwhelmingly defeated in the June primary by former Madera Mayor Robert Poythress.

A reception for a man who bullied his assistant into leaving his job because Rick wanted to appoint his own assistant even though the position was supposed to be protected from politics by the civil service commission? Then three months later he fired his second assistant who was a decororated Gulf War Veteran when his first choice Teabegger assistant was available to take the job. .

MUSD Superintendent Accuses Lynn Cogdill of "Deceiving the Public"

EDITORIAL - Madera Unified Superintendent Edward Gonzalez has called MUSD Trustee candidate Lynn Cogdill's Facebook page deceptive to the public. This follows the candidates posting of a video which implies that the superintendent has endorsed the former board member's candidacy for the district six seat in next weeks election.

"I am not endorsing any candidate for school board. I have asked Mr. Cogdill to remove my likeness from his Facebook page, and he has refused to do so, stating that he is not messaging that I support him, but rather that he supports me. I think the Facebook page is deceiving to the public."   Ed Gonzalez said in an email sent to local media on Monday.


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