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Two residents of Chowchilla died and four Davis residents sustained major injuries in a head-on vehicle collision Saturday morning on Highway 4 in Angels Camp.

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The Sonora City Council will develop an action plan on economic development without help from an outside consultant after being left unimpressed by a recent $7,500 report prepared by a Chico-based firm.Council members, business owners and city residents voiced disappointment at a public meet…

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Fourteen percent of Tuolumne County's 32,436 voters had cast ballots for the March 3 primary as of Tuesday afternoon.

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Hospitality, senior care and natural resource manufacturing are the three main industries that Tuolumne County should target when trying to attract businesses, according to Cole Przybyla, director of the county’s Innovation and Business Assistance Department.

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Nestled in a nondescript commercial stripmall in the Crystal Falls area, a group of entrepreneurial biotech gearheads are constructing machines that sequence and synthesize the building blocks for all life.

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Outgoing Sonora Union High School District Superintendent Mark Miller will be paid $35,000 in severance, according to a separation agreement provided by the district on Tuesday.

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A 23-year-old from Lamont overturned a three-axle big rig onto its roof while driving in La Grange Friday afternoon and suffered minor injuries, but his load of lumber was spilled on the road.

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Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy sophomore Valerie Harris will represent Tuolumne County in the state Poetry Out Loud contest in March at the California State Capitol.

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Thirty-seven students from Tuolumne County primary schools navigated words like zabaglione, abacus, juror, alkaloid, arsenic and imperturbable at the 45th annual Dr. June McOmber Junior High Spelling Bee at Curtis Creek Elementary School Wednesday night, but one 7th grade Connections Academy…

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The Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce drew about 100 people to its question and answer session involving all local candidates in the March 3 primary ballot.

Two people associated with the former Rosalinda’s Gentlemen’s Club turned themselves in to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office this week for failing to appear at a trial readiness hearing, but as of Wednesday morning the matriarch and namesake owner of the club remains at large. 

CURTO — Joseph "Joe" Salvatore Curto, 89, of Sonora, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 in Doctor's Medical Center, Modesto. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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A burned-out former Indian restaurant at 301 S. Washington St. in downtown Sonora will be torn down on Saturday after being an eyesore for more than a decade.

The Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free event at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the public to meet local candidates who are running in the March 3 primary election.

The trial for the former Sonora High School varsity girls basketball coach accused of sexually abusing a minor female student was set for June 10 in Tuolumne County Superior Court Monday.

DAHLIN — Brenda Lee Dahlin, 65, of Soulsbyville, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. A celebration of life will be held at the Sonora Elks Lodge at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 29.

A 21-year-old woman from Angels Camp was arrested Thursday on suspicion she jumped a fence at Bret Harte High School and stole items from student lockers about three weeks ago.

A former student who prompted a two-hour lockdown at Belleview Elementary School after he sent a photograph of a handgun to an eighth grader was arrested Wednesday in Santa Rosa on suspicion of criminal threats, said Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Niccoli Sandelin. 

Investigators scoured the wreckage Thursday of a Cessna that crashed in a grove of trees on ranch land south of Columbia Airport.

Demolition began this week to redo the facade on one of the main buildings at the Sonora Plaza on Mono Way in anticipation of a Wilco farm-supply store moving in.

A Sonora woman was accused of hiding drugs, stolen mail and altered, fraudulent checks in a vehicle with false registration in the Lowe’s parking lot in Sonora on Wednesday night.

A Calaveras County Superior Court judge refused to release the former owner of an Angels Camp pet grooming business from jail on Thursday morning, instead ordering that she receive a mental health assessment while she awaits a ruling on a probation violation stemming from a 2019 no contest p…

A former Belleview Elementary School student sent a text message Tuesday night to a current student saying, "I'm coming there," along with a photo of a handgun.

Two people died in the crash of a small plane Wednesday night in a pasture off Springfield Road, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office announced.

The former owner of an Angels Camp pet grooming business who pleaded no contest to felony animal negligence in 2019 may face a jail term in Calaveras County Jail after being accused of violating probation by failing to provide county probation with her address.

Primary watersheds in the Mother Lode, including the Stanislaus River and Tuolumne River basins, have received 11.1 inches of precipitation since the current water year started Oct. 1.

FLOCCHINI — Richard Severino Flocchini, 88, of Sonora, formerly of Groveland, died Feb. 1, 2020 at Avalon Care Center Sonora. At his request, no services are planned.  Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.

A jury of seven women and five men found Karl Karlsen guilty Monday morning of first-degree murder by arson in the death of his wife, Christina.

Cannabis was a topic that showed perhaps the starkest differences among candidates for the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors who participated in a well-attended public forum Thursday night presented by the League of Women Voters of the Mother Lode.

Ronald Edwin Oyler Sr., 61, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at his residence in Sonora. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose at Lyons Street, Sonora.

Just before 10 a.m. a jury of seven women and five men began deliberating the fate of Karl Karlsen, who is accused of murdering his wife Christina by igniting a kerosene fire in 1991 at their Murphys home.

Calaveras County District Attorney Barbara Yook appealed to the seven woman and five man jury to convict Karl Karlsen of murder in the 1991 house fire death of his wife Christina. 

DELGADO — Esther Leticia Delgado, 66, of Tuolumne died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Avalon Care Center, Sonora. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at  Calvary Chapel, 19889 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, California. Private family graveside service wi…

A nonpartisan public forum Thursday night will give candidates running for the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors in the March 3 primary election a last chance to win over voters before ballots start getting sent out in the mail on Monday.

Back in May 1903 Charles F. Oehler came to Yosemite Valley with a camera and he made black-and-white photos that were eventually converted to lantern slides for projection. Many of the images were colorized by hand.