How can you tell a good hacker from a bad hacker?

There is no truth, as it turns out, to the rumor that Russian hackers plan to set off every car alarm in America at the same time, effectively making every man, woman and child crazy as a loon. I know there is no truth to this rumor because I made it up. Still, we have to believe there are far […]

SNAC celebrates quarter-century of all-weather outdoor fun

25 years of adventure

What began with an eager salesman setting up shop out of a pickup truck with life jackets, river shorts, sandals and knives to sell to river guides along Northern California’s major rivers has become a thriving enterprise.It’ll be 25 years in September since Sierra Nevada Adventure Co. (SNAC), a local outdoor recreation retailer, opened its doors in downtown Sonora.Since the […]

Upcoming road closures in northeast Calaveras County

Public Works has announced two upcoming road closures in northeast Calaveras County.In West Point, Main Street will be temporarily closed from Matson Lane to Smith Lane on Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a culvert replacement project.Additionally, Railroad Flat Road will be closed from Noble Road to Wells Fargo Station Road from Aug. 26 to Sep. 6 […]

America needs immigration

Editor,We need immigration, legal and otherwise.My grandfather was an orphan in Canada. He was a lumberjack. He drifted down into the United States in the logging trade. He bought a farm, raised a family, and never drifted back. He was an “illegal alien.” Nobody cared.ICE just arrested about 700 “illegal aliens” in Mississippi. Those people had jobs. They were arrested […]

Jazz Cellars Winery created from love of wines, music by partners

In September of 2016, friends and business partners Bob Smith and Joe Lazzara opened Jazz Cellars tasting room on Main Street in Murphys. It is stocked with bottles of wine produced at their San Francisco winemaking facility, which they established in 2005.Since then the winery has received over 110 awards, producing a variety of single vineyard California wines including Sauvignon […]

Inocencio doesn’t want history to repeat itself

'I’m a martial artist, so I’ll keep going no matter what'
Seeking Redemption
Mixed Martial Arts

Chris Inocencio feels he has something to prove.In his first professional mixed martial arts fight, the Philippines-born Calaveras High School graduate got to fight at Jackson Rancheria Casino and Resort, less than 30 miles from his alma mater, for Global Knock-Out 10.Inocencio couldn’t have asked for a better environment to take on Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez. But during the August 2017 bout, […]