Molester gets 14 years in federal prison

Convicted child molester Neil Alden Leash II, 47, was sentenced in a Sacramento federal prison Monday to 14 years in prison. The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Frank C. Damrell. The San Andreas resident pleaded not guilty in December to 11 federal counts of manufacturing child pornography. The charges are in connection to four counts of child […]

Are you hungry? Food Bank wants to know

A hunger survey is under way to determine what resources are needed to feed the needy in Calaveras County. The Human Resources Council (HRC) Food Bank is administering the survey in cooperation with Amador County via a new group called Amador/Calaveras Connecting HANDS (Health, Activity, and Nutrition Directions). The survey began in March in the hopes it would validate the […]


BLOOD DRIVE: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Calaveras High School Library, a blood drive will be held. All who donate will receive a Delta Blood Bank T-shirt. Call (888) 94BLOOD for more information. For more What’s Hoppin’ highlights, click on the day above. BLOOD DRIVE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San […]

Young pleads not guilty to molestation charges

San Andreas Fire Chief Don Young pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges during his Department 1 arraignment Monday morning in Calaveras County Superior Court. He will be back in court at 10 a.m. May 3 to set a trial date. A relative of Young’s wife, Susan, had accused him of molesting her between January and June of 1988 when […]