Business notes for April 4, 2012

By Union Democrat staff April 05, 2012 07:56 am

Sierra Professional Association

The Sierra Professional Association meets on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at the Pine Tree Restaurant, 19601 Hess Ave., Sonora.

The group offers a means of personally advertising each member’s business with other executives while enhancing business development through leads.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 10 and will feature Tammera Wilson, Beauty and the Budget, and Glenn Reibin, of Kamps Propane.

The April 17 meeting will feature Rob Walker, Sierra Plumbing, and Matt Stone, MDS Electric.

For membership information, call Kim Parker at 536-1804 or visit the group’s website at 

‘A Night at
the Museum’

The Angels Camp Business Association presents “A Night at the Museum” at its next monthly meeting on Monday, April 9.

Museum Director Craig Hadley will provide a tour of the facility starting at 5:15 p.m. A 5:30 p.m. social period is followed by a 6 p.m. program at the Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House, 753 S. Main St.

Any member or Angels Camp business will be given time to present a 30-second “infomercial.” The local winery featured this month will be Frog’s Tooth Vineyards. Door prizes and light appetizers will be offered.

The meeting is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, call 736-1333.

McCloud’s moves

McCloud’s Pet Emporium has moved to a new location within The Junction shopping center on Mono Way in East Sonora. 

The pet store, which has been in business at The Junction since 1984, recently moved in next door to Fashion Bug and is now open for business.

The store sells dogs, small mammals, birds and reptiles as well as supplies for a wide variety of critters. The shop also boasts a large selection of freshwater and saltwater fish in roughly 100 tanks.

The new store is 3,200 square feet, and Famous Footwear will occupy the former building.

McCloud’s pet store is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new address is 13769 Mono Way, Suite A. For more information, call 533-1330.

Cal County
housing data

The Calaveras County Association of Realtors announced sales data for the first quarter of 2012.

The association reported 212 residential properties sold in the first four months of the year. Of those, 88 were bank-owned, 28 were short sales and 73 were privately owned. The greater Valley Springs area posted the largest number of residential sales overall with 50 home sales in the first quarter, according to the report.

There were 26 vacant land parcels sold in the county, with four from bank-owned foreclosures and 22 privately owned. These numbers were up by 12 percent from the last quarter of 2011 and up 22 percent compared to the same time last year.

The average sales price for a three-bedroom home in Calaveras County is $198,431, according to CCAR records.

The data does not include auction, trustee, foreclosure sales or private transfers outside of the CCAR multiple listing service zone.

For additional real estate sales data, contact your local Realtor or visit the CCAR website at