They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.
The rumor spread like wildfire via phone calls, text messages and social media postings and has persisted now for more than three weeks: Immigration agents are rounding up unauthorized workers in Central California farming communities.
California highway officials have closed Highway 99 in both directions just south of Madera due to a gas main rupture.
KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David explores Madera’s oldest winery that has won multiple golds.