Copper homecoming celebrated in style

The community was out in force at the Copperopolis Homecoming Parade Saturday. Main Street was strewn with onlookers, while a gaggle of residents staged themselves near the end of the parade route, the Old Corner Saloon. Pack 347 of the Copper Cub Scouts, the Lions Club, Learning Tree Day Care and Copper Handyman Service were just a few of the […]

Foothill Folks: Crime victims have a friend

When a family is suddenly thrust into the tragedy of a major crime, you’ll probably find Sally Hiner there to help them. Hiner is with the county’s Victim-Witness Program, which is administered by the District Attorney’s Office. Barbara Elben is in charge of the unit, and Hiner recently received a promotion to handling the child abuse division. “We are victim […]

Class of 2004: Bret Harte graduates 169

Diplomas were conferred upon 169 seniors at Bret Harte High School at ceremonies June 3. The ceremony featured bouncing beach balls, smiling students and even a few tears. Salutatorian Allen Zarcone urged his classmates to persevere as they move on to the next phase of their lives. “Life is made of cycles,” Zarcone said. “This is one of the most […]