I don’t enjoy life in ‘The Twilight Zone’

One of my favorite television programs as I was growing up was “The Twilight Zone.” The acting was always tight, the stories were short and well-acted and many of the actors would go on to achieve considerable status in the entertainment industry; names that mean little to most folks under 30 or 40, like Buster Keaton, George Takei, Charles Bronson, […]

It’s way past time for a Second Amendment change

The Second Amendment comes from a time when firearms could unload a couple of bullets per minute, rather than a couple hundred. The disturbed men of that era would resort to a sword, rather than a gun. It also comes from a time when our leaders were wise enough to know that times would change, which is why they established […]

Teddy Bear Clinic: Easing the Stigma of “Going to the Doctor”

In the eyes of a child, a hospital can be an imposing and intimidating place full of anxiety, stress and uncertainty. Recognizing that worry, Dignity Health, together with Mark Twain Medical Center and the Calaveras County School District, recently partnered on a three-day Teddy Bear Clinic to help children learn about healthy living by introducing hospitals as a familiar place […]

Wine time in Moke Hill

For the sixth year, Wines on Main treated wine lovers to local vintages in Calaveras County.This year’s event was on Oct. 14 in Mokelumne Hill for the first time. It featured 23 vendors that sold items like barbecued foods, pottery and wine. Next year, the plan is to move the event to a dif¬ferent location in Calaveras County, but exactly […]

Week 9 preview: Bret Harte vs. Summerville

Bret Harte (1-6) vs. Summerville (6-1)Time: 7 p.m.Date: Friday, Oct. 20Place: Dorroh Field, Angels Camp2017 season: Bret Harte (1-6) – lost to Truckee 61-7, lost to Highlands 28-21, defeated Golden Sierra 47-29, lost to Argonaut 35-14, lost to Winters 34-6, lost to Calaveras 45-7 and lost to Amador 34-27.Summerville (6-1) – defeated Denair 48-2, beat Mariposa 28-12, beat Ripon Christian […]

When it comes to sports I can’t play, these athletes have my utmost respect

Dossi Thoughts

I love covering sports. OK, that might seem like an obvious statement, but it’s true. I love it not just because I’m a sports fan, but because I get to see people do things that I know I could never do.I am a semi-athletic person. I’m like the Cleveland Browns of being athletic; I can do just enough to stick […]

Don’t drink and drive

For years, I have made people aware in newspapers and speeches how my life changed 25 years ago after a drunken driver hit me. I was 16 then. I urge all to have a sober driver if drinking and some are listening. Thank you.I intend to bring more responsible, safe and sober drivers on the roads.A new threat is quickly […]

CUSD elementary schools open for Monday

CTA President to join picket line

Despite the ongoing teachers’ strike, all elementary school sites in the Calaveras Unified School District will be open on Monday, Oct. 23, according to CUSD Superintendent Mark Campbell.  Staffing will be in place at the different campuses. A mix of CUSD and substitute staff will run the elementary school campuses Campbell said.“We are also working to re-open our middle school and high schools as soon as possible, once […]

A run for fun raises funds

Under blue skies and crisp morning temperatures, Michelson Elementary School students swarmed the track on Oct. 13, for the annual Jog-a-thon.As parents, teachers and community members cheered them on, youngsters in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade ran, raced, walked and trudged the oval in an effort to raise funds for a variety of programs and events at the school in […]

Commission on aging recognizes 2017 senior volunteers

The Calaveras County Commission on Aging celebrated the annual selection of the Senior Volunteer of the Year with four top awards on behalf of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on October 11, 2017. Lifetime of the Year award was presented to King McPherson of Murphys, Senior Volunteer Man of the Year was Al Duncan of Valley Springs, Senior Volunteer Woman […]