Now & Then: Two Wheels and the Open Road, A Tuolumne County Love Story

On any given sunny weekend they arrive. Many are heading up the hill from valley … Read more

Dozens of volunteers participate in biennial homeless census

About 50 volunteers in Tuolumne County are going through encampments and shelters this week for … Read more

Vital statistics for Jan. 24, 2019

Marriages recorded Jan. 14 through Jan. 18 (wedding date given): Jan. 14 — Anthony David … Read more

2019 brings new business openings, expansions and closures in downtown Sonora

Cindy Zelinsky said it felt like the building thanked her when she opened up the … Read more

Anderson remains in county jail, medical license to be reviewed

A Sonora-area doctor convicted of triple manslaughter and sentenced to serve five years, four months … Read more

Sonora High District won't rescind sale of Wildcat Ranch

The Sonora Union High School District has directed its legal counsel to respond to a … Read more

PG&E bankruptcy plan prompts contractors to stop work, temporarily furlough employees

Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections by the end … Read more

Roadwork for week of Jan. 21, 2019

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 4 — One-way traffic control will be in effect 6:30 a.m. to … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 23, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:MONDAY12:37 a.m., suspicious circumstances — Two women … Read more

Union Democrat parent company files Chapter 11

The Union Democrat’s parent company, Western Communications, filed for protection Tuesday under Chapter 11 of … Read more

In California, criminal justice reform offers a lesson for the nation

LOS ANGELES — A police officer is shot dead in Whittier by a gang member. … Read more

Kamala Harris joins Democratic presidential field

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., the barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 22, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:FRIDAY11:46 a.m., parking — A vehicle was … Read more

Tuolumne County kids have cocoa with a cop

Taber Burgess, 12, has always wanted to be a cop. Inspired by the law enforcement … Read more

Jamestown Road project nears completion

Workers put up road signs Monday, one of the finishing touches to a road project … Read more

Annual MLK event seeks to inspire community efforts to reduce poverty

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: “An individual has not started living until he can … Read more

Sonora officials, Kennedy reach agreement on bus stops

City of Sonora officials have apparently resolved a dispute with Doug and Tracie Kennedy’s Trado … Read more

Judge denies Sonora doctor a new trial, sentences him to prison

Judge Donald Segerstrom Friday denied a motion for a new trial for a Sonora doctor … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 19, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:THURSDAY1:35 a.m., Sonora — A tree branch … Read more

Woods Creek Bridge work to temporarily exclude Yuma myotis bats

Motorists can expect delays next week on northbound and southbound Highway 49/108 at Woods Creek … Read more

Horrific Storm: Winds slam Twain Harte, Sugarpine, Mi-Wuk, Big Oak Flat, Groveland

Winds gusting 70 miles per hour and stronger knocked down scores of 100-foot pine trees … Read more

Over 500 plants seized at Mountain Ranch marijuana grow

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office busted an illegal cannabis cultivation site in Mountain Ranch Wednesday … Read more

Thousands in Tuolumne County receive food stamps early due to shutdown

Caught in the middle of the political battle over funding for a wall across the … Read more

Sonora Elementary School counselor dies at 50 from stroke

When Kerri Francis McCluskey had her first stroke in May 2016, she told her mother … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 18, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:WEDNESDAY 6:19 a.m., suspicious circumstances — The … Read more

Ask the Miner: About those stacked rock walls

QUESTION: After reading the Daily Union Democrat articles about the collapse of a stacked rock … Read more

News of Record for Jan. 17, 2019

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:TUESDAY8:01 a.m., controlled substances — A group … Read more

Murderers Gulch: A big rig propane tanker crash closes notorious Wards Ferry Road

A big rig driver hauling a pressurized propane tank trailer went off a curve Friday … Read more

Sheriff’s Office plans to work more with communities on homelessness

Jamestown is still seeing positive results from a month-long effort spearheaded by the Tuolumne County … Read more

Yosemite Community College District faculty union approves tentative contract

The faculty union for the Yosemite Community College District has approved a tentative contract that … Read more

The Ladies of the Lane

On my way out of town last Friday afternoon, I passed the “ladies,” and as … Read more

Woman loses control of truck on wet street, crashes into Sonora Creek

A Sonora woman crashed her new 2018 Toyota Tacoma through a fire hydrant and two … Read more

Board of Supervisors unveils new initiative to protect communities from wildfire

Tuolumne County Supervisor Karl Rodefer announced a “chairman’s initiative” on Tuesday aimed at protecting local … Read more

Convicted murderer sentenced to 68 years to life

Jacob Nobriga buried his face in his hands to hide the tears. It had been … Read more

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO — The announcement by the nation's largest utility that it is filing for bankruptcy … Read more

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