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Public input sought for Sonora ‘vision’

PUBLIC MEETING: Vision Sonora Planning Committee, 2 p.m. Thursday, City Hall, 94 N. Washington St., Sonora. 

Sonora city planners are encouraging members of the public to attend a meeting Thursday where they can provide input to help establish a priority list of projects and programs proposed as part of the “Vision Sonora” downtown revitalization plan.

The Vision Sonora Committee will make a recommendation on a prioritized list of 19 projects and eight programs for the council to consider at a future meeting.


Drought expo planned for October 18-19

A free, two-day conference next month in Sonora aims to help Tuolumne County residents understand the drought and how to be more efficient with water.

The “Building a Water Use Efficient Community” conference and expo will be held Oct. 18 and 19 in the Creekside Building at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. 

Angels Camp couple greets Italian leader

An Angels Camp couple who handle press for the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco were on hand for the Italian prime minister’s first visit to the U.S. last week.

Judy Laws and Bob Rogers worked with various media outlets during Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s whirlwind visit to the Bay Area, which started Sept. 21 with a dinner at Stanford University attended by Silicon Valley leaders and former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz.


TuCARE water summit draws dozens

Politicians, scientists and activists converged on the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora last week for the 14th annual TuCARE Natural Resources Summit.

Water was the focus of this year’s event, but guest speakers touched on issues ranging from forest management practices to private property rights. A small crowd of about 50 people attended in the John Muir Building.

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