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The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has suspended the alcohol sales license for the Dollar Plus Store at 54 California St. in Valley Springs over alleged violations that occurred in the first two months of the year and in August.

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Calaveras County Public Health staff confirmed three more deaths due to COVID-19 and five new cases on Tuesday, the same day the county Board of Supervisors appointed an interim health officer, Dr. Paul Beatty.

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Imposed blackouts for strong winds and fire danger were still impacting more than 14,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties as of mid-day Tuesday, two days after power was first shut down to about 355,000 PG&E customers statewide.

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The City of Sonora’s Social Equity Committee will not meet Monday afternoon as originally planned due to the power shutoff by Pacific Gas and Electric Co that was affecting most customers in Tuolumne County this morning.

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Most businesses and residences in downtown Sonora remained without electricity as of 3 p.m. Monday in spite of a weather all-clear declaration for the Sonora area before 12 p.m. Some residents who live near downtown Sonora received text notifications Monday afternoon that their power could b…

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Tuolumne County supervisors spent more than two hours on Tuesday debating the merits of shutting down the economy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, after two of them proposed sending a letter to California leaders in opposition to such lockdowns.

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Federal wildfire disaster relief funding will be coming to Tuolumne County to help reimburse some costs incurred during the Moc Fire that broke out Aug. 20 and was declared contained Aug. 30, Tuolumne County government staff learned Tuesday.

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A red flag warning for heightened fire dangers in the Stanislaus National Forest and Mother Lode mountain communities is set to expire at 8 a.m. Wednesday, but forecasters say more dry winds out of the north and east are possible Wednesday night through Friday afternoon.

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A high pressure ridge over east Oregon and the Great Basin is expected to push dry, downslope winds out of the north and east over the Stanislaus National Forest in portions of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties beginning Monday night through Wednesday morning.

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Candidates running for the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors and Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors in the Nov. 3 general election have raised a combined total of $154,000 and spent about $116,000, according to campaign finance documents that cover up to Sept. 19.

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The Sonora Planning Commission sided with a group of vocal opponents to recreational marijuana sales in the city at a meeting Tuesday night and recommended that the city council deny a proposed ordinance which would expand the opportunity for cannabis production and sales within the city limits. 

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Big rig drivers hauling hundreds of cubic yards of rock gravel unloaded tons of material Wednesday on a washout-prone dirt section of Mount Provo Road, improving the winding mountain track so that it can be used as an alternate evacuation route for Ponderosa Hills residents in the event of a…

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Joshua Amondo Rodriguez, a jailed Tuolumne man accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Eric Aguiar in a parking lot by the Sonora High School campus on Sept. 16, appeared via video in a Sonora courtroom for the first time Wednesday and a judge set his bail at $2.5 million.

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Baseline Conservation Camp in Jamestown, a minimum-security facility that trains inmates as emergency and firefighting responders, is among eight camps in California which will be closed by the end of the year.

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Someone broke into the Journey Church in East Sonora between the night of Oct. 11 and the morning of Oct. 12 and stole a safe containing irreplaceable charter and membership record books for the church’s predecessor, the First Baptist Church of Sonora, organized in November 1857.

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An argument about money between at least two men turned into a fight that ended in gunfire, with one person shot in the elbow and another person with head injuries, a Tuolumne County sheriff’s spokesperson said Wednesday about a shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon on Robin Road north of…

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State funding of nearly $4.4 million has been granted for a sewer system renovation project in Big Oak Flat, Groveland, and Pine Mountain Lake, the Groveland Community Services District announced on Wednesday in a news release.

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A Jamestown man suspected of deliberately running over and killing a 42-year-old in Jamestown this month was captured outside of a Bass Pro Shop in Manteca Tuesday afternoon and arrested on suspicion of murder. 

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The body of an unidentified man was found near railroad tracks in the area of South Washington Street on Monday. 

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The California Highway Patrol is seeking a murder suspect who may have deliberately run over and killed a Jamestown man on Oct. 3 near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 7th Street in Jamestown.

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A secret code-word phrase, a supposed Hell's Angels hitman and a $500,000 life insurance policy are among the details contained in Tuolumne County Superior Court records which accuse an Adventist Health Sonora nurse of attempting to hire someone to kill her husband.