Josh White, the chief of Cal Fire’s Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit and the Tuolumne County Fire Department, has announced his retirement effective Friday, and Nick Casci, former deputy chief of operations for the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, is now chief of both agencies.
Burglars mangled the door of a Timberhills Shopping Center board shop on Friday night, making off with more than $7,000 of snowboard outerwear and skateboards.
A 29-year-old man was found beaten and tied to a telephone pole on Friday afternoon following an incident where he allegedly hit and knocked out a 47-year-old man with a vehicle in Valley Springs.
Each time the Forest Service puts out announcements about closures due to COVID-19 concerns, rangers and others with the Stanislaus National Forest notice push back on social media and a spike in visitors.
The Sonora City Council unanimously approved fines for people disobeying Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to stay at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuolumne County Sheriff Bill Pooley announced on Tuesday that his office will be releasing up to 40 pre-trial inmates by April 13 after the judicial body overseeing California’s state courts voted on Monday to temporarily eliminate bail for people charged with low-level offenses.
Tuolumne County has issued a request for proposals from hotel facilities to temporarily house people who are homeless or need a place to self-isolate and/or quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BAXTER — Dallas Mark "Junior" Baxter, 83, died Saturday, March 28, 2020, at his residence in Jamestown. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Approximately two inches of rain fell on the Sonora area over a 48 hour period this weekend, and as of Monday morning more than 3,000 customers in Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties are without power.
The Sonora City Council will consider fines for non-essential businesses not following the California state health officer’s March 19 stay-at-home order in response to a “surge” of people from outside of Tuolumne County coming to the area.
A nurse at a Stockton hospital who recently visited New York City has died of COVID-19 complications, and his wife, a registered nurse case manager at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial in Lodi, has tested positive for Covid-19 and she is isolated.
The Sonora Union High School District approved the appointment of a temporary business consultant to fill the place of former Chief Business Official Dana Vaccarezza, who resigned last month to take a position with the Manteca Unified School District.
People who have vacant homes or vacant businesses in Calaveras County can make extra patrol requests to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, communications staff for the sheriff said Friday.
The City of Sonora has cancelled the second annual Old West Fest on May 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but hasn’t made a decision on what to do about the weekly Sonora Certified Farmers Market that begins on May 16.
Five Tuolumne County residents were rescued from the outskirts of the Stanislaus National Forest after the pickup truck they were using to offroad was caught in the snow and mud and slid toward a steep embankment.
The Sonora Area Foundation will match cash donations made to the Mother Lode Food Project, after the April 11 green bag collection and delivery at the ATCAA Food Bank was canceled.
MARTIN — Linda Lee Martin, 72, of Jamestown, died Friday, March 20, 2020, at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Sonora Union High School District is accepting applications for an interview panel to assist the Board of Trustees in selecting a new superintendent in mid-May.
Calaveras County Sheriff Rick Di Basilio warned out-of-county residents Wednesday to stay home in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, characterizing it as a public safety threat for law enforcement and the elderly.
Property taxes are still due on April 10 in Tuolumne County despite recent extensions of the deadlines for filing state and federal income tax returns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Justin Birtwhistle, the county’s elected treasurer and tax collector.
When April Nolte saw her burglarized Sonora consignment store on Sunday morning, she said it was as if “a tornado went off inside here.”
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Sonora Area Foundation has created a community recovery fund and matching grant program for nonprofit organizations, public entities and others that provide charitable services.
Tuolumne County District Attorney Laura Krieg issued a warning about price gouging in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, asking residents to report to her office any products that are 10 percent higher than the normal price.
The California death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 133, with officials warning of tough weeks ahead as the number of confirmed cases of the virus continues to surge.
The Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Service and the City of Sonora issued a joint press release Friday evening urging potential visitors to delay travel plans until after California lifts its “stay-at-home” order imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of Friday afternoon, there was still one known positive case of COVID-19 and no known coronavirus-related deaths in Tuolumne County, public health department staff based in Sonora said in a daily update.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park is closed to vehicles and it remains open free-of-charge to visitors who walk in, an employee said Friday afternoon. New state park guidelines this week are in response to concerns about spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Calaveras County and Angels Camp have partnered on a community service call center for county residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The congressman for the Mother Lode, Rep. Tom McClintock, R- Elk Grove, released a statement Friday criticizing the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act passed earlier in the day by the House of Representatives and signed by President Trump..
The regular shuffle of inmates between county jails and state prisons was put on hold this week by an executive order from the California governor, resulting in 10 early inmate releases from the Tuolumne County Jail and a hold on intakes into the California Department of Corrections of Rehab…
City of Sonora workers have posted COVID-19 notices in Coffill Park and on the closed section of Linoberg Street, stating city staff are unable to clean or sanitize “shared park amenities” due to reduced city staffing.
Calaveras County Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita issued a news release Thursday announcing restrictions placed on short-term lodging facilities under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 19 “stay-at-home” executive order aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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