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Local fundraiser to aid actor Mickey Jones

An event later this month in San Andreas will benefit an ailing biker icon.

Tuolumne County Grand Jury Report: Revival of Southern Tuolumne County Planning Commission urged

A 2013 consolidation of Tuolumne County’s land-planning commissions and committees has saved money and provided greater equality to communities, though it’s also disenfranchised southern county residents from the decision-making process, according to the county’s annual grand jury report.

Traffic study: Funding limited for suggested roadwork

Drivers wait at a stop sign on Sawmill Flat Road to turn left onto Parrotts Ferry Road Wednesday afternoon. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 A draft traffic study released this week shows several intersections and roads in Tuolumne County that need improvements to reduce congestion.

Sierra Views: Championship racer says marriage was his greatest thrill

Ken Snyder, 77, of San Andreas holds a photo of his late wife, Penny, whom he married June 11, 1961. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Ken Snyder is a self-proclaimed workaholic, a Cal graduate, a chemist, a Vietnam War veteran, a car mechanic, a business owner, a fire department captain and a collector of vintage items ranging from hunting and fishing licenses to Calaveras County fire and law enforcement badges.

Holiday hotspots prep for crowds

A hand tends to a horse Wednesday at Kennedy Meadows Resort and Packstation off Highway 108. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 A thunderstorm rumbled in the distance Wednesday while wranglers tended to horses and mules in a corral behind Kennedy Meadows Resort & Packstation.

Tuolumne man dies in Angels Camp shooting

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the fatal weekend shooting of a Tuolumne township man outside an Angels Camp-area home.

Jobless apps down in Lode

The unemployment rate for Tuolumne and Calaveras counties changed little from April to May, according to data released by the California Employment Development Department.

Land Transfers for July 1, 2015

Hearing-aid centers consolidating to single location

Beltone of Central California has bought Hillside Hearing Aid Center and Alternative Hearing Aid Center in Sonora and in August will consolidate to one location on Mono Way. 

Financial abuse alive in foothills

Financial elder abuse is a local problem and happens frequently. 

Local businesses support mentoring friendships

The Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program recognized Bistro Espresso in Arnold and its owner, Larry Geiger, for supporting its mentor friendships. 

Bertelliís drugstore closes doors

Bertelli’s Health Mart Pharmacy filled its last prescriptions Monday and closed its doors for the last time. 

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