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The alleged assault of Calaveras County Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Albert Alt last weekend has left the recently-appointed official recovering at his home and county supervisors unsure about how to proceed.

With the spread of online short-term rental services like Airbnb, travelers have more options for lodging than ever before. But the rapid rise of short-term rentals has resulted in problems in many communities, as regulation struggles to keep pace with new rental practices.

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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) will be conducting a prescribed burn on the Whittle Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) site, west of Angels Camp, along the east side of Fowler Peak Lookout on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, according to a Cal Fire press release.

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Dubbed “Ocean Stars” because of its deep, cool colors, an Avery woman’s quilt will vie for a winning title at the 2019 Quilty Pleasures Quilt Competition, an international contest at the annual Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara.

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The Calaveras Community Action Project (CAP), a local nonprofit, is hosting its annual fundraiser on Oct. 19, from 5-8:30 p.m. at The Metropolitan, 59 Main St., San Andreas. The fundraiser will benefit the Calaveras Planning Coalition (CPC), CAP’s primary program.

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Old-timer river rafting guides, customers, friends and family gathered at the OARS boathouse in Angels Camp on the night of Oct. 12 to celebrate the company hitting the half-century mark.

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Some unusual guests attended the Sunday service at the St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church in Avery on Oct. 13.

SUTTER CREEK – It has been said that offense wins games, but defense wins championships. If that’s the case, Calaveras High School has a defense that could help bring the Mother Lode League title back to San Andreas for the first time since 2013.

Donna Shannon first discovered Calaveras County as an adult when she brought her children and her mother to visit her aunt and uncle who lived in Mountain Ranch. After getting a taste of Calaveras, she vowed to herself she would live in this beautiful county when she retired.

Despite a widespread anxiety in anticipation of Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s public safety power shutoff that sent locals swarming to gas stations and bustling through stores, Calaveras County has weathered the brunt of the planned emergency, with power tentatively to be restored by Satu…

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) will be conducting a prescribed burn on the Whittle Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) site west of Angels Camp, along the east side of Fowler Peak Lookout from Oct. 14 through Oct. 16, according to a Cal Fire press release.

A commercial well-drilling rig caught fire near Wallace off of Quartz Drive on the morning of Oct. 10, according to Calaveras Consolidated Fire Chief Rich Dickinson.

10/9/19 Update: The California Highway Patrol in San Andreas has confirmed the identity of the driver as Kathleen Brewer, 51, of Valley Springs, and the passenger, Lynn Dee Scott, 59, also of Valley Springs. 

The Calaveras Youth Organization (CYO) recently donated $1,200 to fund a music program for kindergarten through sixth-grade students at West Point Elementary School. The group also helped locate an instructor for the Murphys School of Music, according to Neil Hjelmervik, CYO director.

The Calaveras High School football team didn’t need any extra motivation heading into their homecoming game, but Summerville gave it to them anyway. Calaveras’ players and coaches used a pregame incident where they felt disrespected by Summerville, as the spark they needed to put on a show a…

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors began reviewing two ordinances and a fee study pertaining to commercial cannabis cultivation in special meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. The fee study was to support the formation of a cannabis control department, and the two ordinances were cultiv…

Wake up at 6 a.m. for a morning briefing, drive an hour-and-a-half to the fireline for a full day’s work protecting buildings and putting out spot fires – among other assignments – and head back to camp to shower, eat and get some sleep to start again the next day.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Unit eradicated more than 3,000 plants across three illegal marijuana grow sites between Sept. 24 and Sept. 26, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

Menlo Park resident Dan Tzur, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene of a vehicle collision on Highway 4 west of Stockton Road on Sept. 29 at approximately 3 p.m., according to a Department of California Highway Patrol (CHP) press release.

A Rocklin teacher who was thrust onto the national media stage when she asked her students to question a gun control walkout is challenging six-term Rep. Tom McClintock for the Republican vote in California’s 4th Congressional District.

A fire in Tuolumne County has burnt 40 to 50 acres of grass toward the bluffs of Tulloch Lake, according to a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) tweet at 3:16 p.m. on Sept. 23.

A large group of locals waved handmade signs and chanted slogans at the intersection of Highways 4 and 49 in Angels Camp last Friday to protest inadequate government action to confront climate change.