Weekend roundup: Vehicle thieves, taser attack and a burning car

Suspects captured after victim locates vehicle with GPS The California Highway Patrol - Sonora area … Read more

Dead trees in Golden State: 27 million more killed in past year

Scientists and pilots in aircraft equipped with cameras and sensors have updated the number of … Read more

Tuolumne County Farm Bureau president elected to state federation vice presidency

Shaun Crook, a Sonora businessman with experience in timber and real estate who is Tuolumne … Read more

News of Record for Dec. 12, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: FRIDAY 9:46 a.m., vandalism, property damage … Read more

Mother Lode firefighters battle SoCal blazes

Firestorms stoked by Santa Ana winds blasting 50 to 70 miles per hour have destroyed … Read more

Murphys woman pleads no contest to felony driving under the influence

A nationally known human resources consultant from Murphys pleaded no contest to felony driving under … Read more

Sonora seeks public input on Washington Street pedestrian improvements

Caltrans and local transportation planners are working together on a project originally proposed in the … Read more

Tuolumne County leaders to discuss future of commercial cannabis

Whether the commercial cannabis industry has a future in Tuolumne County could be decided at … Read more

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 1:34 p.m., public peace, fight, … Read more

Roadwork for week of Dec. 11, 2017

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 4 — Shoulder restrictions will be in effect 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 … Read more

Ideas sought for improving Tuolumne County public transport

Tuolumne County transportation officials will hold a public meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday to gather … Read more

Dignity Health to merge with Catholic Health

By GUY McCARTHY The Union Democrat

Dignity Health plans to merge with Catholic Health Initiatives, a national chain of hospitals and … Read more

Master swimmers collect food, other items

Every year at Christmas the Tuolumne County Aquatics Master swimmers (TCAM) donates items for neighbors … Read more

Out in the cold: Lack of shelters makes winter difficult for Tuolumne County’s homeless

Jennifer Morrison, 34, describes watching her tent freeze while she was still inside of it … Read more

Over year-long process for new Sonora Police Officer hire reveals need for recruits at many Mother Lode law enforcement agencies

When not filling out paperwork or studying her policy readings, Ashley Brandow spends her workdays … Read more

Science and religion: Can they coexist in the same classroom? Should they?

The debate underway in Calaveras County over whether a student has the right to express … Read more

Saturday rally aims to raise local awareness about net neutrality

A local activist is planning a nonpartisan rally on Saturday at Courthouse Square in Sonora … Read more

FBI identify Groveland bank robber as the ‘Khaki Bandit’

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation say that the man … Read more

News of Record for December 8, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 8:03 a.m., domestic violence — … Read more

House fire on Truckenmiller Road stumps police investigators

Investigators were unable to determine the cause of a Tuesday night fire that damaged a … Read more

Candlelight vigil remembers victims of gun violence

Five years ago next Thursday, many Americans woke up to the unthinkable news that a … Read more

Adventist Health no longer in contention to run Mark Twain Medical Center

Adventist Health has dropped out of the competition to run Mark Twain Medical Center, an … Read more

Man breaks in, sleeps in laundry room of Sonora home

The Sonora Police Department arrested a Sonora-area transient man for trespassing into an occupied home … Read more

News of Record for Dec. 7, 2017

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 3:06 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

County invests $3.5 million in to upgrade antiquated technology

Websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that have revolutionized the way people use and … Read more

Red Cross had members of every age for WWI effort

Almost immediately after the United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, the … Read more

State funding bolsters Tuolumne County reserves

Tuolumne County’s main reserve fund got an unexpected 25 percent increase thanks to a recent … Read more

Deaths suspected to be murder-suicide

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected murder-suicide after discovering two people dead … Read more

ATCAA the recipient of a 20,000 pound donation from Amazon to rectify purchasing issue

A 53-foot Amazon truck arrived at the doorstep of the Amador Tuolumne County Action Agency … Read more

Grandma's House collects PJs for Christmas

More than 120 packages wrapped in festive holiday paper spill out from beneath a white … Read more

Man broke into Groveland pizza restaurant, poured himself a beer

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Groveland man Monday night after he broke into … Read more

Armed man robs Yosemite Bank in Groveland

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man believed to be responsible for … Read more

Tax protest held in Sonora's Courthouse Park

Marvin Keshner of Sonora says he doesn’t pledge allegiance to either major political party but … Read more

News of Record for Dec. 6, 2017

ed/lr/mt TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: SATURDAY 7:54 a.m., reckless driving … Read more

Vital statistics for Dec. 6, 2017

CALAVERAS COUNTY Marriages recorded Nov. 20 through Nov. 29 (recorded date given): Nov. 20 — … Read more

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