Felony Booking Log: March 9, 2020 to March 13, 2020

Monday, March 9Zachary Joseph Anglin, 33, of Avery, was arrested at 3:01 p.m. at the Day Reporting Center in San Andreas and booked on suspicion of violating probation.Jeremy Andrew Arvin, 46, of San Andreas, was arrested at 1:45 p.m. at the Day Reporting Center in San Andreas and booked on suspicion of violating probation.Michael Vancurtis Nixon, 39, of Burson, was […]

A short history of Jamestown cigars

We Nevadans are content to celebrate our sesquicentennials, so when I traveled back to Virginia to celebrate Jamestown’s 400th birthday I felt like a child, and I was treated like one. At a reenactment of John Rolf’s bachelor party, the night before he married Pocahontas, they made me sit with the children and drink warm milk. I was so embarrassed, […]

Sheriff’s Log: March 9, 2020 to March 15, 2020

Monday, March 9Theft9:29 a.m., Valley Springs – Theft; report taken. Jenny Lind Road.Subject arrested1:48 p.m., San Andreas – Subject arrested; Toyanza Drive.Subject arrested3 p.m., San Andreas – Subject arrested; Toyanza Drive.Disturbance4:11 p.m., Burson – Disturbance; report taken. Wade Lane.Theft6:37 p.m., Valley Springs – Theft; report taken. South Petersburg Road.Disturbance7:57 p.m., Valley Springs – Disturbance; report taken. Myrtle Lane.Tuesday, March 10Vandalism1:38 […]

Is Trump aiming to be ‘emporer’?

Joshua Abraham Norton (1818-1880) declared in 1859, and apparently sincerely believed, he was Emperor of the United States. His statehouse was in San Francisco. Norton initially made his living in business, but made a disastrous financial decision involving a shipload of rice and lost his assets. It seems likely the monetary calamity was too much for his sanity. His fame […]

Allan Edward Thode

March 15, 1927 – March 7, 2020Allan Edward Thode, born March 15, 1927, passed away March 7, 2020. Allan Graduated from UC Berkeley. He was a member of The American appraisal Institute, The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and the Native Sons of the Golden West (Murphys chapter).Allan is survived by his son, Chris Thode (and wife […]

Some county department counter services still open; residents encouraged to call or email instead

The delivery of various county services will be impacted through April 6, 2020 in an effort to reduce spread of the novel coronavirus, County Administrative Officer Al Alt announced in a press release Tuesday.The county is encouraging residents to minimize face-to-face interactions in department offices and call or email instead.County operations will be modified consistent with the Centers for Disease […]

Democracy faces failure if government branches not balanced

Our crisis of faith and confidence in American democracy and government is now paralyzingly high. Congress, the Supreme Court, and the presidency, the three pillars of our form of government, are all viewed skeptically. So are far too many of our cherished institutions.Confidence in Congress is a quarter of what it was four decades ago. And it wasn’t very high […]

Deborah Ann Randell

March 7, 2020Deborah Ann Randell, loving wife and mother, passed away at home in the care of family and hospice on March 7, 2020. Debbie is survived by husband of 50 years, John Randell, two children, six grandchildren and three cats.Although born in Seattle, Wash., 1949, Debbie was a lifetime resident of Northern California having lived in San Francisco, Pacifica, […]

Inez D. Jay

June 19, 1923 – December 22, 2019Inez D. Jay, age 96, passed away after spending two months in hospitals trying to regain her strength after a heart attack. Inez spent 23 years in hospital administration at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stockton. After retiring, she volunteered at Mark Twain St. Joseph’s hospital in San Andreas, Santa’s Express and the Calaveras Humane […]

Make most of self isolation, downtime at home

As many Americans have been advised to stay home (or at least socially isolate) for a while, let’s discuss ways to make the most of this downtime. We often lead such busy lives, working, running errands, commuting, driving family members around, attending events and fulfilling social obligations. If these activities are minimized by the virus, it will be quite an […]