Shirley Jeanne Small

January 1, 1943 – November 3, 2020Shirley (York) Small passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at her home in White Pines surrounded by her family. She was 77 years old.Shirley was born Jan. 1, 1943 in Modesto to Clarence and Mildred York. She lived in Hickman, Calif., on a cattle farm most of her young life. She met […]

Karen Fagundes Garrison

October 23, 1961 – November 1, 2020Karen Fagundes Garrison went to join her father, John Fragundes Jr., and her grandfather, John Fragundes Sr., in Heaven on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at UCSF hospital after a long battle of chronic heart and lung illness. She was a 1980 graduate of Alhambra High School in Martinez and Solano Beauty College graduate. In […]

Annette Danmeier

February 13, 1955 – October 23, 2020Annette Danmeier was born on Feb. 13, 1955, in San Diego. She passed away peacefully at age 65 into eternal rest on Oct. 23, 2020. She was surrounded by love of her husband of 44 years, David Danmeier. She is survived by her daughter, Amie Edwards; and son, Austin Danmeier; grandson, Lukas Edwards; and […]

Raiders hold on to beat Chargers on last-second overruled touchdown

Las Vegas Raiders

In recent years, the Raiders’ starting quarterback Derek Carr has become much maligned and not appreciated by Raider fans. One of the primary reasons is that he seemed to have lost his fire, which made him an inspiring leader early in his career. Midway through his seventh season, he has a total of 22 game-winning drives, but the fan perception […]

Health department warns of surge, reports 17 new COVID-19 cases in Calaveras County

The following press release was issued by Calaveras County Public Health. On Friday, November 13, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed seventeen additional cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. COVID-19 cases include three females between 0-17 years of age, three females and three males between 18-49 years of age, two females and four males between 50-64 years of age, and one female […]

49ers trounced by Packers due to injuries, COVID-19

San Francisco 49ers

In a span of five days, the San Francisco 49ers went from potentially being only 0.5 games out of first place in the NFC West, to potentially shifting all focus to the 2021 season. In a year that has been a perfect example of Murphy’s Law, everything that could go wrong, continues to go wrong for the 49ers.After losing to […]

Student athletes face improvised training on return to sports

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Bret Harte Athletics

For the first time in nearly nine months, athletics were taking place at Bret Harte High School’s Dorroh Field. On one end, head coach Jessica Bowman got to have her first day of any organized practice with her girls’ soccer team. On the other end of the field, new head football coach Kelly Osborn had his players running drills and […]

Bonnie Bennett

January 1, 1947 – October 22, 2020Bonnie Lavaughn (Burnett) Bennett passed away on Oct. 22, 2020.Bonnie resided in Attica, Ind., for 15 years with husband Steve Bennett. During her time in Indiana, Bonnie became interested in volunteering for the local food bank. She served as the director of operations and was known as the “white haired lady that ran the […]