Category Archives: Liz Kern News Articles

CA Schools Superintendent: Appears Students Not Return to Campuses Before End of School Year

CA Schools Superintendent: Appears Students Not Return to Campuses Before End of School Year

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement on 2019-20 School Year Amid Current School Safety Concerns SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond released a statement Tuesday regarding the 2019-20 school year. “Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing, it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to…MORE

Gov. Newsom Launches Hotline, Says ‘Check on Your Neighbor’

Gov. Newsom Launches Hotline, Says ‘Check on Your Neighbor’

Governor Newsom Launches Campaign to Protect Health and Well-Being of Older Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic To combat social isolation, ‘Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.’ campaign urges all Californians to check in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock   In coordination with non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, California also launches hotline to…MORE

Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order Provides 90-day Tax Extension for Small Businesses and

Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order Provides 90-day Tax Extension for Small Businesses and

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief to California Small Businesses Order provides 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax Order extends licensing deadlines and requirements for a number of industries SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing…MORE

Gov. Newsom Recruits as COVID 19 Peak in Central Valley & US Looms

Gov. Newsom Recruits as COVID 19 Peak in Central Valley & US Looms

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The US as a whole saw a spike in COVID-19 cases with more than 155,000 cases and 2,800 deaths as of noon Monday. In the Central Valley, 43 total cases were announced Monday by the Tulare County Health Department, retracting an earlier figure of 44. In all but one case, one person…MORE

Madera County Decreases Food Bank Sites

Madera County Decreases Food Bank Sites

UPDATE Given the increased demand for emergency food boxes provided by the Madera County Food Bank, distribution sites have returned to the county’s original 16 pick-up locations. Last week, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, the Oakhurst Community Center and the Wasuma Elementary School were added as distribution sites in an effort to further serve Eastern…MORE

Central Valley’s First COVID 19 Death – A Madera Man in His 60’s

Central Valley’s First COVID 19 Death – A Madera Man in His 60’s

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Madera County is reporting its first death as a result of the coronavirus. The man, in his 60’s, got COVID-19 through person-to-person contact. The Madera County Department of Public Health says the man suffered from underlying health conditions and passed away at Madera Community Hospital. He had tested positive for…MORE

Deputy Involved Shooting in Oakhurst

Deputy Involved Shooting in Oakhurst

  OAKHURST, CA (KMJ) – Madera Sheriff’s deputies respond after an officer involved shooting in Oakhurst. The Madera County Sheriff’s office says a detective was involved in the shooting by Hwy 41/ Road 426. The call came in around 10 a.m. Thursday morning about a person acting erratically in the area. The responding detective was…MORE

Chukchansi Becomes Food Distribution Center in COVID-19 Pandemic

Chukchansi Becomes Food Distribution Center in COVID-19 Pandemic

  (COARSEGOLD, CA) – Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino announces it will become an official food distribution center to help Madera County residents who find themselves in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pick-up site is located at the casino’s open-air porte cochere, located at 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold, CA 93614. Distribution efforts begin this…MORE

Coronavirus: Where to Order Food – Pickup & Delivery

Coronavirus: Where to Order Food – Pickup & Delivery

    FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Restaurants in the cities of Fresno and Clovis join others across the nation, allowing only delivery or pickup. Locally-owned operations need your help to stay afloat during this time. How To Support Restaurants During The Coronavirus Pandemic       Offering pick up or delivery 13 Prime Steak Andiamo…MORE

Madera County Expands 311 Service of COVID-19.

Madera County Expands 311 Service of COVID-19.

    FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Madera County Expands 311 Service of COVID-19. Madera County has extended the 311 Customer Service Center to 7 days a week to address concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. The 311 center provides Madera County residents one phone number to dial for assistance. Dial 311 to reach a live person…MORE