The Loomises: Foster parents to thousands

Joan and George Loomis of Angels Camp have proudly fostered 2,000 children over the past 20 years in Calaveras County. The hardest part, both Joan and George agree, is saying good-bye. “Sometimes you feel like you can’t let them go, but you do,” Joan said. “You have to know … that whatever’s going to be is going to be.” “It’s […]


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S KILLER YARD SALE: Today, through Sunday at the Courtyard Bed and Breakfast Inn in San Andreas, Habitat for Humanity, Calaveras will hold its Killer Yard Sale. Call 754-1518 for more information. For more What’s Hoppin’ highlights, click on the day above. CABA MEETING: 5:30 p.m. at Primo Pizza at Copper Cove, the Copperopolis Business Association will meet. […]


Toes will be tappin’ and two-steppin’ will be the dance du jour at Stevenot Winery’s Big Easy Cajun Fest set for June 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Back by popular demand after a two-year absence, the Big Easy returns with live Cajun music and sizzling Louisiana fare. For the first time ever, the Big Easy will be held […]

New nature books blossom in Arnold

Because she wishes to continue to educate Calaveras County residents about the natural environment and its need for care and respect, Verna Johnston, naturalist, photographer, author, teacher, and Camp Cornell resident for two decades, has donated more than a hundred nature-related books to the Calaveras County Library. Johnston, who taught biology at San Joaquin Delta College for 37 years, is […]


Notices and reviews of Mother Lode theatrical productions. SHOE STRING GROUP SETS TABLE FOR HUNGRY PLANT The classic musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” opens April 23 at the Mokelumne Hill Town Hall for a run through May 29. This is the premiere production of The Shoe String Production Co-op. A cast of seasoned community theatre veterans brings the Howard […]

Angels approves retaining wall rules

A new ordinance restricting the height of retaining walls on residential parcels has been passed by the Angels Camp City Council. The new law restricts the height of retaining walls within a lot’s setback to a maximum of four feet. If a retaining structure of more than four feet is needed, it must be built in steps, with each level […]