Sonora man behind TCEDA lawsuit among the founders of a government watchdog group

A Sonora man and his attorney who sued the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority for … Read more

San Francisco man dies at Ironstone Amphitheatre concert

A 55-year-old man from San Francisco choked to death on a hot dog during a … Read more

Vital statistics for June 26, 2019

Marriages recorded June 17 through June 21 (wedding date given): June 8 — Barry Samuel … Read more

News of Record for June 25, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: FRIDAY 12:54 a.m., threats — An … Read more

Controversy in gated community goes public: group tries to recall PML board

An effort to recall the Board of Directors for the private, gated community of Pine … Read more

The Union Democrat sale pending

If no other bidders come forward by July 11, The Union Democrat will be sold … Read more

Collision involving Sonora police officer puts motorcyclist in hospital

A 26-year-old motorcyclist from Manteca was taken to a Modesto-area hospital for a serious head … Read more

Jamestown fire destroys trailer on Golden Dove Lane

A trailer fire on Golden Dove Lane in Jamestown spread to nearby vegetation and a … Read more

Summer means construction at Summerville High

The last two projects of the 2012 Measure J bond for Summerville High are underway, … Read more

Proposal to buy The Union Democrat filed in bankruptcy court

Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers Inc. has proposed buying The Union Democrat newspaper and building for … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

An occasional series

We left downtown Sonora about 7:30 a.m. Sunday to drive up to Sonora Pass and … Read more

News of Record for June 22, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: THURSDAY 4:13 a.m., public peace, fight, … Read more

Owner of now-closed pet boarding facility reports to jail

The owner of a now-closed pet grooming business in Angels Camp who pleaded no contest … Read more

Body discovered at Pardee Reservoir inlet believed to be automotive journalist

Rangers found a man’s body Thursday at the Mokelumne River inlet to Pardee Reservoir, and … Read more

Former Christian school coach to challenge sex charges

A former staff member of a Christian private school in Tuolumne accused of sexually abusing … Read more

Roadwork for June 22, 2019

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 4 — A moving closure will be in effect 6 a.m. to … Read more

Repairing an icon

Sonora’s Red Church to get first new roof in more than 80 years

Sonora’s iconic St. James Episcopal Church, commonly referred to as the Red Church, will get … Read more

Sonora District to pay $90,000 in Tuolumne County Farm Bureau legal fees

Ed/lr A settlement agreement signed Wednesday between the Sonora Union High School District and the … Read more

Emergency Alert Horn to sound throughout Twain Harte during test on Saturday

When you hear three blasts from the high-decibel, air-powered emergency horn perched atop the Twain … Read more

Philanthropic foundation saves popular Tuolumne County recreation program

A popular summer program for children offered by the Tuolumne County Recreation Department will be … Read more

News of Record for June 21, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: WEDNESDAY 12:29 a.m., suspicious circumstances — … Read more

Now & Then: Angels Camp Museum has a 1925 fire engine

Visitors to the Carriage House at the Angels Camp Museum often wonder about the emblem … Read more

Sonora High School trustees name new principal

Lance Morrow, principal of Buhach Colony High School in Atwater, was appointed by the Board … Read more

State OKs $20M for two Tuolumne County community centers

California housing officials have given Tuolumne County the green light to move forward with constructing … Read more

Tioga road will open for through-traffic only

Tioga Road, the name for a 56-mile stretch of Highway 120 inside Yosemite National Park, … Read more

Law enforcement agencies recover pilot and plane that plunged into Tulloch

Contract divers and deputies on search boats recovered the body of a pilot from the … Read more

News of Record for June 20, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: TUESDAY 7:04 a.m., trespass/loiter — A … Read more

News of Record for June 19, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following: SATURDAY 2:35 a.m., towed vehicle — … Read more

District and Farm Bureau poised for settlement on Wildcat Ranch lawsuit

The Sonora Union High School District and the Tuolumne County Farm Bureau are close to … Read more

Tuolumne County’s budget woes threaten popular summer youth rec program

Tuolumne County says it currently doesn’t have $14,000 in its $78 million General Fund for … Read more

Plane that crashed into Tulloch is registered to Modesto man

The 63-year-old plane that struck power lines and plunged into Tulloch Reservoir on Sunday was … Read more

Vital statistics for June 19, 2019

Marriages recorded June 10 through June 14 (wedding date given): June 5 — Boyd Glen … Read more

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