Vote yes on Measure A

Great reputations are earned over time. For nearly 30 years, Dignity Health and Mark Twain … Read more

We've got this

The current District 3 Supervisor, Evan Royce, took the unprecedented step of publishing an opinion … Read more

What it takes to be a supervisor

I recently attended several forums for the District 3 Supervisor candidates where I witnessed Anaiah … Read more

On facing problems head on, community, challenges

It’s been a while since we’ve had Bravos and Barbs so there’s a lot to … Read more

Letters about election due May 22

We’re a month away from the June 5 election, and our editorial page has already … Read more

Tuolumne County Volunteer Fair: Why it matters

April is National Volunteer Week and as such the Leadership Tuolumne County Class of 2018 … Read more

The good, the bad and the budget

Bravos Lots of good news from area schools recently: • High School seniors are completing … Read more

Making the most of prescribed burns

Fire hasn’t always been feared the way it is now. Native Americans historically used fire … Read more

The return of Mister Rogers

Mr. Rogers is back in the news, popularly trending on Facebook, a new Forever stamp, … Read more

Facebook is not the problem - Lax privacy rules are

As recently as 2010, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, believed that … Read more

Life as a kid behind bars

When a kid in trouble arrives at the Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Center, they … Read more

To the ‘important things’ that shape our community

An important community effort Each year, a Leadership Tuolumne County class studies community challenges, identifies … Read more

Vision Sonora, a community plan for revitalization

You may ask, what does revitalization do for a historical Gold Rush downtown? A group … Read more

Walking our path

Toward the end of each week, I go through all the stories written by our … Read more

The narcissist’s mirror

We all check the mirror in the morning to do what we need to do. … Read more

On civility, friendship, investing in community

Bravos To Tuolumne County students who showed us the way to have a civil conversation … Read more

Gender identity: How can I help my struggling teen?

As an agency working with families in our community, we have noted a marked increase … Read more

On free showers, Linoberg plan and public swim

Bravos To Hazel and Dick Mitchell and their tireless support for the homeless. They gave … Read more

On running on trails, for office and from law enforcement

Bravos To those who worked, planned and donated to the extension of Dragoon Gulch Trail, … Read more

Guns can’t pull their own trigger

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland it’s time to have a real … Read more

The ‘forgotten war’ and the residents who fought it

I walked up the street to City Hall the other day to talk to Pat … Read more

Don’t normalize mass shootings

I am a first grade teacher at a local elementary school and I am writing … Read more

Russia, what are we waiting for?

We hid under our desks in school practicing safety from the nuclear bomb sent us … Read more

Bravos and Barbs, on nature, kindness and paying what’s due

Bravos To the National Park Service (and taxpayers and the Yosemite Conservancy) for the three-year … Read more

No child is alien or illegal

There is no such thing as an illegal child. There is no such thing as … Read more

Families need a shelter of their own

The outpouring of support for Nancy Rogerson and her granddaughters has been overwhelming to watch. … Read more

On service, persistence and baby formula

Bravos It’s more commonplace to criticize a public utility, but this week praise — and … Read more

Medical Center seeks support for Dignity contract

Providing Calaveras County residents with access to compassionate, high-quality health care has always been Dignity … Read more

We should all work together

I attended the annual Martin Luther King Celebration at the Sonora High Auditorium earlier this … Read more

This 24-year-old is an emblem of the White House’s recklessness

If the name Taylor Weyeneth rings a tiny bell in your head, then you might … Read more

On community, good planning and the future

Bravos To Dao Nguyen French and all the people who helped her overcome a childhood … Read more

On friends, teachers and including everyone

Bravos To Mary Jane Riva, CEO and president of Pizza Factory, who donated a buddy … Read more

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