A meeting held in Ahwahnee, CA, southwest of Yosemite National Park revealed the devastating potential of the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County. The fire was 5 percent contained on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
A Fresno, Ca, appellate court ruled there was insufficient evidence to convicted Kenneth Jackson of eight of 21 arson fires in Yosemite Lakes Park in Madera County in 2013. Two arson convictions for Jackson’s wife, Alice Waterman, were dismissed.
Democratic challenger Jessica Morse outraised Republican Rep. Tom McClintock by a more than three-to-one margin as the two geared up for a general election clash in the 4th District congressional race.