Pendergrass remembered as ‘man of integrity’

Calaveras resident was longtime police officer in StocktonSTOCKTON – On a bright, cold Tuesday morning – a sharp wind stealing the warmth from the sun – about 600 people gathered to mark the passing of Jimmy Pendergrass, retired Stockton police officer and part-time civilian investigator killed in a hit-and-run collision.Pendergrass and his wife Eva had lived in Burson the past 13 years […]

Salt Spring Valley rancher to serve at state level

In the New Year, a cattleman from Calaveras will be lacing up his work boots to support the greater good of the beef industry.Rob von der Lieth of Salt Spring Valley was elected to the position of treasurer for the 1,700-member California Cattlemen’s Association on Dec. 15. The position is a one-year term with the elected officer allowed to serve […]

Felony Booking Log

Monday, Dec. 29Joseph Solar, 40, of San Andreas, was arrested at 9:15 a.m. at the Day Reporting Center and booked on suspicion of felony probation violation.Joseph White, 50, of Vallecito, was arrested at 10:40 a.m. at the Day Reporting Center and booked on suspicion of felony probation violation.Logan Downey, 22, of Copperopolis, was arrested at 7:52 p.m. by the Angels Camp […]

2014: The Year in Review, Part IV

October 3:Boy texted plans to bring gun to schoolA 15-year-old boy who brought an illegal assault weapon onto a Calaveras Unified School District bus texted a peer the night before to say that he would bring the gun to school and even texted photos of himself with the weapon, according to investigator statements contained in search warrants issued in the […]

Former Jenny Lind Fire secretary sentenced

Hughes to pay restitution, spend 180 days in jailA former fire district secretary this week was sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years probation for embezzlement in a case that is also a milestone in the modernization of fire service in the greater Valley Springs area.Judge Thomas A. Smith on Tuesday sentenced Donna Marie Hughes, 49, of Valley […]

Sheriff’s Log

Monday, Dec. 2912:15 a.m., Valley Springs – Disturbance; loud music complaint. Westhill Road.12:20 a.m., Angels Camp – Reckless driving; erratic driving by white Subaru; in the grocery store parking lot. South Main Street.1:40 a.m., Valley Springs – Firearms discharged; caller heard a loud gunshot; sounded like it came from downtown. Highways 12 and 26.10:47 a.m., Murphys – Alarm sounding; residential […]

Athlete Of The Week: Danny Eustis-Smith

Bret Harte BasketballBret Harte senior Danny Eustis-Smith had a huge game for the Bullfrogs varsity hoops team on Dec. 23. With their leading scorer, Bennett Paris, not at the contest, Eustis-Smith stepped up to score 25 points and grab 10 rebounds, a double-double that undoubtedly helped Bret Harte’s fourth quarter comeback against Hughson in a 67-62 home victory.“Danny is huge […]

Former MLL MVP adapts to college life

Mike Seawell finds his place on Delta College football teamIs the big fish in a little cove still a big fish if it swims out into the ocean? Usually not, but it’s up to that fish to adapt to the larger home. It was all about adapting for Calaveras High graduate Mike Seawell this fall, as he undertook his first […]

CHS tech program prepares students

In reference to the article Alicia Castro reported in the Dec. 26, article entitled “CHS students explore com-puter coding,” the Career Tech-nology Education computer program at Calaveras High School has been participating in the Hour of Code program since November of 2013. At CHS, all the CTE computer students have had access to the code.org program for the last two […]

Arthritis can affect people of all ages – even children

Aches and pains are a widely accepted side effect of aging. Over time, bones can become more brittle and cushioning tissues between joints can deteriorate. But while arthritis and pain are often associated with the elderly, young people, including children, can experience arthritis as well.According to the Arthritis Foundation, juvenile arthritis, or JA, comes in many forms and affects nearly […]