Mother Lode CHP hopes for no fatalities over wet Thanksgiving weekend

Despite rainy and wet conditions forecast for the Thanksgiving weekend, California Highway Patrol agencies in … Read more

Vital statistics for Nov. 21, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY Marriages recorded Nov. 12 through Nov. 16 (wedding date given): Nov. 3 — … Read more

Scientists plus students equals engaged learning

What happens when you get a technology specialist, physician, nurse practitioner, optometrist, mathematics educator, railroad … Read more

Mother Lode holiday parades begin on Black Friday with rain in forecast

There are at least nine holiday parades and processions scheduled in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties … Read more

College teacher’s union votes to strike for two days next week

The Yosemite Faculty Association approved a two-day unfair labor practice strike of the Yosemite Community … Read more

Sonora wants more time to consider dropping out of TCEDA

Sonora City Council Monday directed the city administrator to draft a document to formally ask … Read more

Trial of Big Oak Flat man accused of murder to begin next week

A Tuolumne County Superior Court judge postponed the trial of a Big Oak Flat man … Read more

Wet weather comes in time to snarl Thanksgiving travel, Black Friday shopping

The weather is expected to throw a wet spitball changeup at the Mother Lode and … Read more

News of Record for Nov. 20, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:FRIDAY7:34 a.m., public peace, fight, disorderly conduct — … Read more

OUT THERE: Backcountry ventures in the Central Sierra

An occasional series

We agreed to meet in downtown Sonora at 9 a.m. last Saturday and we left … Read more

Groveland man dies in Highway 120 crash east of Groveland

An 82-year-old Groveland man died Friday morning in a head-on collision with another vehicle that … Read more

Two-day community college strike possible, union leader says

The Yosemite Faculty Association will likely vote to strike for two days at the end … Read more

Sonora officials to discuss leaving TCEDA

City officials are going to ask Sonora City Council members Monday if they want to … Read more

Spike strips used to stop vehicle after Angels Camp pharmacy robbery

A Lodi man was arrested near the town of Clements after a CVS Pharmacy in … Read more

Sonora Elementary hosts 35th annual turkey trot

Parents and onlookers lined the running route that winds through the campus of Sonora Elementary … Read more

News of Record for Nov. 17, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTY The Sonora Police Department reported the following:THURSDAY9:48 a.m., animal complaints — A Bourbon … Read more

Roadwork for the week of Nov. 18, 2018

CALAVERAS COUNTY HIGHWAY 4 — One-way traffic control will be in effect 8 a.m. to … Read more

Hearing to set trial date for Karlsen postponed until December

The defense attorney representing Karl Karlsen requested a month-long postponement on a hearing to set … Read more

Hanvelt concedes Tuolumne County District 2 supervisor’s race

Tuolumne County Supervisor Randy Hanvelt issued a statement Thursday essentially conceding the District 2 race, … Read more

Preparing for disasters and evacuations

Tuolumne County has voluminous planning documents online for how to deal with disasters, including fires, … Read more

The California Wildfires: How experts track a blaze to its origin

PARADISE — One huge fire was caused by a spark set off by a man … Read more

News of Record for Nov. 16, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:WEDNESDAY 10:26 a.m., fire call — A man … Read more

Angels Camp Police Department seeks funds for new K9

The Angels Camp Police Department is seeking to add a K9 to its ranks, a … Read more

PG&E shares plummet as California burns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shares in PG&E are trading at their lowest level in more … Read more

New results cement Campbell’s election win over Hanvelt

New unofficial results from the Nov. 6 election released Wednesday evening confirmed that Ryan Campbell … Read more

CHP seeks driver and vehicle involved in suspected hit and run of 14-year-old girl in Sonora

A 14-year-old girl sustained major injuries after she was hit by a vehicle near the … Read more

News of Record for Nov. 15, 2018

TUOLUMNE COUNTYThe Sonora Police Department reported the following:TUESDAY8:35 a.m., traffic violations — A woman on … Read more

34-year-old woman dies in early morning collision with logging truck in Sonora

A 34-year-old Sonora woman died when the driver’s side of her 1996 Honda Civic was … Read more

Calaveras High School put on lockdown due to “aggressive” male juvenile

Calaveras High School was put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon due a student who became aggressive … Read more

Schools organize donations drives for Paradise Elementary and animal care groups

Two Tuolumne County schools will hold separate donation drives this week to benefit two groups … Read more

Microbrewery proposed for downtown Sonora easily clears first hurdle

A Sonora native who wants to open a microbrewery in the downtown area says he … Read more

In the wake of the deadliest blaze in state history, Mother Lode has evacuation concerns

Fears of worst-case scenario disaster evacuations, with people cut off or trapped in gridlock as … Read more

Calaveras County accepts $25.4M settlement from PG&E for Butte Fire damages

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors accepted a $25.4 million settlement from Pacific Gas and … Read more

Work continues on Red Church restoration

Workers from Robinson Roofing on Tuesday replaced flashing and dry rot around the chimney of … Read more

Sheriff’s Office veteran to become new assistant county administrator

Lt. Eric Erhardt of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office will step into a new role … Read more

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