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Action sought on tree mortality

Several pine trees have been downed on Lee Dennis’ property in the Leisure Drive area near Twain Harte. Courtesy photos.
 Lee Dennis says it could cost as much as $10,000 to remove all of the fallen pine trees from her half-acre property off Leisure Drive near Twain Harte.

Hekeke Lane blaze: Fire’s cause under investigation; residents want answers

Ryan Reed, 17, stands outside what’s left of his bedroom in one of three homes destroyed by a fast-moving blaze late Aug. 26 and early Aug. 27 on Hekeke Lane near Mi-Wuk Village. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 A woman who lives in a neighborhood where three homes were destroyed by fire said Tuesday she believes a barbecue on her deck was knocked over and sparked the fast-moving blaze while people slept.

Attempted murderer up for parole

A Sonora man convicted of attempted first-degree murder and second-degree robbery in 1989 was found suitable for parole Wednesday. 

Man, 39, missing after planned Yosemite hike

A 39-year-old California man has been reported missing in Yosemite National Park and authorities are seeking help from the public to locate him.

Lucero trial: Jury deliberation rules discussed

Jury deliberation is expected to begin today in the case of Cheryl Lucero, a Twain Harte woman accused of killing well-known Sonora Police Department volunteer Rick Roberts in February 2014.

Two arrests made in burglary investigation

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives arrested two men after investigating several burglaries in the Lake Don Pedro and Lake Tulloch areas.

Family run grocery store celebrates 80 years

Glen Croshaw, of Angels Camp, stands in front of Angels Food Market, which his family has owned and operated for eight decades. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 The family owned Angels Food Market in Angels Camp celebrated 80 years in operation in August.

We have kickoff: Bears start slow vs. Modesto, but end fast

Summerville’s Liam Burke (left) battles for possession Tuesday in the second half at Thorsted Field in Tuolumne. Bill Rozak / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 The Summerville Bears Cinderella run of 2014, which ended with a Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship, is now officially a thing of the past. 

Soccer 'Cats shutout Bruins

Tyler Bergthold scored scored both Sonora goals Tuesday to lead the Wildcats over the Riverbank Bruins 2-0 at Dunlavy Field.

Oak Valley to acquire Sonora’s Mother Lode Bank

Oak Valley Bancorp recently announced the signing of a $7.3 million agreement to acquire Mother Lode Bank, based in Sonora.

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