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Madera

Billy Ray Brown Jr., son of the owner of the local B and B Livestock auction, is accused of sending a horse called Lacey out of state to slaughter for human consumption. (Madera County Sheriff / CBS)

Auctioneer 1st Man Charged Under California Law To Protect Horses From Slaughter

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.

06/05/2014

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Immigrant Raid Rumor Fuels Fear In Central Valley

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.

05/11/2013

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Gas Main Rupture Shuts Down Highway In Both Directions

California highway officials have closed Highway 99 in both directions just south of Madera due to a gas main rupture.

11/30/2012

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Narsai David Wine Review: Ficklin Vineyards

KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David explores Madera’s oldest winery that has won multiple golds.

09/10/2011