Airbnb agrees to collect bed taxes for Madera County

The Madera County Board of Supervisors approved an arrangement with Airbnb Aug. 8 that will allow the online vacation rental company to collect Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) from homeowners the company works with in the county.

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Here's how to protect your home with defensible space

After the rampaging Detwiler Fire devastated a large portion of Mariposa County in July, the importance of keeping defensible space around homes and property was made all the more clear. The defensible space inspection team from Cal Fire's Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit offers these tips on how to make sure your home is one that can be saved during wildfires.
Mark Evan Smith The Sierra Star
Here's how to protect your home with defensible space 4:32

Here's how to protect your home with defensible space

Total solar eclipse over U.S. will cast a partial shadow over Fresno 1:40

Total solar eclipse over U.S. will cast a partial shadow over Fresno

What you need to know about the Great American Eclipse 2:03

What you need to know about the Great American Eclipse

Shooting the eclipse with your smart phone? Follow these tips 0:31

Shooting the eclipse with your smart phone? Follow these tips