Most developed recreation sites in the Stanislaus National Forest, including the day use area, campgrounds, and marina, are to remain closed through June 15 to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Forest Service staff announced Saturday.
An online petition against the closing of the Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility in Sonora has gained nearly 4,000 signatures in just over 15 hours.
Linda Jensen didn’t know what to think when Tuolumne County public health officials called her shortly before noon on Thursday and told her she was free to come out of isolation despite testing positive for COVID-19 less than a week earlier.
An excessive heat warning is in effect through 7 p.m. today for Mother Lode foothills communities, including San Andreas, Angels Camp, Murphys and Sonora, and there are chances of thunderstorms Friday and Saturday, National Weather Service forecasters said Thursday morning.
A California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a solo-vehicle crash Wednesday when the CHP-marked 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe he was driving smashed into a tree on Highway 88 east of Pioneer in Amador County.
Adventist Health Sonora is resuming most services that have been on hold for more than two months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital announced Wednesday.
The dam-controlled Stanislaus River is running fast and cold below Goodwin Dam in Tuolumne County, and Modesto Fire Department personnel in rubber river rafts powered by outboard engines rescued 17 people in separate incidents this weekend.
A new case of COVID-19 was identified in Tuolumne County late Friday afternoon as California continues to reopen from a more than two-month shut down due to the pandemic.
A couple from San Luis Obispo and San Jose were arrested Thursday evening in connection with a vehicle reported stolen from Santa Cruz, and they were caught by two California Highway Patrol officers while fishing at Phoenix Lake reservoir.
A Calaveras County sheriff’s law enforcement dog recently bit a man at the dog handler’s home, the dog bite was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon, and the Sheriff’s Office released a statement about it Friday afternoon.
A black Ford F-150 pickup truck crashed into a garage Friday in the Shaws Flat area and the driver ran away, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said.
A man was arrested Thursday night after a two-county chase that started at Golf Links Road in the Jamestown area and ended in a vineyard in the Murphys area.
People who want COVID-19 testing will be able to go to Frogtown, the Calaveras County Fairgrounds outside Angels Camp, starting May 29, health officers for Calaveras County and Tuolumne County said in a joint announcement Friday.
Black Oak Casino Resort in Tuolumne announced it will reopen at 10 a.m. on June 1 after being closed for more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, indicating major job losses are continuing two months after the coronavirus pandemic started shuttering businesses.
An Oakland teenager was arrested Tuesday night following a vehicle pursuit from Valley Springs in Calaveras County to Stockton in San Joaquin County, Calaveras County sheriff’s staff said.
While a late-season storm and colder weather moves east out of the Central Sierra, Caltrans workers re-opened Sonora Pass on Highway 108 and Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4 Wednesday afternoon.
Police said a man started a small fire near one of the pumps at a gas station near downtown Sonora and he was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of arson.
A man who did not stop his car at an intersection on Stewart Street was pulled over by Sonora police, determined to be on felony probation, and arrested for a billy club, pepper spray, hypodermic needles and an open container of alcohol found in the car, Sonora police said Monday evening.
Mike Arndt, juvenile division manager for Tuolumne County Probation Department, abruptly announced his resignation at a public meeting on Tuesday after a dramatic exchange with County Supervisor Karl Rodefer amid talks about potentially closing the Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility.
The late-season storm that is expected to bring more rain to the Mother Lode foothills through Tuesday has also brought enough snow to force chain controls on roads higher in the mountains and closures of Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4 and Sonora Pass on Highway 108.
The building that houses the Tuolumne County Public Defender’s Office in downtown Sonora was damaged Sunday afternoon when a driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed through two supporting pillars, police said.
Ed Pelfrey has been named the new superintendent of Sonora Union High School District, Jim Riggs, president of the Sonora Union High School District Governing Board, announced Friday.
Caltrans workers on both sides of the central Sierra Nevada mountain range opened Sonora Pass on Highway 108 and Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4 on Friday morning, a spokesperson for the state transportation agency said before 10:30 a.m.
Mariposa County reported its first COVID-19 death Friday morning, a day after county public health staff learned a 78-year-old woman who tested positive May 5 had died.
Someone broke into a cabin on a forest road outside Tuolumne on Sunday and deputies released a photo Wednesday asking people to help them find the vehicle and any individuals associated with the vehicle.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remained in the millions for an eighth straight week as the economy continued to reel from the coronavirus pandemic.
A man driving a silver BMW sedan drew attention from law enforcement by cutting off other motorists and running stop signs in The Junction shopping center Tuesday in East Sonora, where a sheriff’s sergeant approached the driver and allegedly found him with more than 6 grams of cocaine, a dig…
A man was caught on camera taking a package from a Copperopolis-area resident’s porch Wednesday, and Calaveras County deputies are seeking the suspect and his vehicle.
A woman lost control of the car she was driving Tuesday, went off Highway 132, struck a tree and sustained major injuries, and she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, California Highway Patrol personnel based in Jamestown said.
Law enforcement personnel in Calaveras County are warning residents about recent reports of phone scams and email scams, because the invitations and entreaties have looked high quality and valid, Sheriff’s Office staff said Wednesday.
Damage reported at locked, metal winter closure gates on Highway 108 just above Kennedy Meadows and below 9,624-foot Sonora Pass was caused by a man in a vehicle stolen from Nye County, Nevada, California Highway Patrol personnel based in Jamestown said Wednesday.
The California Public Health Department has approved Tuolumne County to move more quickly through Stage 2 and allow more businesses to open.
A motorist accidentally or intentionally damaged a locked, metal gate on Highway 108 just above Kennedy Meadows, where the barrier is intended to keep vehicles off the switchbacking highway as it climbs to the top of 9,624-foot Sonora Pass.
The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to allow certain local business sectors to reopen that otherwise wouldn’t until the third phase of his plan for reopening the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A convicted felon who lives in Valley Springs was arrested last week in Lodi on suspicion of new charges including possession of methamphetamine, heroin, hallucinogenic mushrooms, a stolen handgun and ammunition, Calaveras County sheriff’s staff said Tuesday.
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