Robert L. Mason

Robert L. Mason, 66, of Arnold, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at his home. Arrangements entrusted to Sierra Cremation & Burial Service. www.sierracremationservice.com

Say ‘no’ to Tree of Heaven (the tree from Hell)

Nestled in the Gold Country is a deceptively beautiful but extremely invasive tree. The Chinese miners brought the Tree of Heaven, also known as Ailanthus altissima, to California. The tree is almost indestructible. It thrives with no summer water. Spreading by roots, it suckers up, taking over abandoned yards, lots, tailings, towns, and forest. A toxin in the roots discourages […]

Sheriff’s Log & Felony Booking Log: Aug. 22-Aug. 28

Sheriff’s LogDaily LogMonday, Aug. 22Vandalism12:37 a.m., Copperopolis – Vandalism; both parties in vehicles. Report taken. Main Street and Highway 4.Vandalism5:29 a.m., Copperopolis – Vandalism; report taken. Iroquois Circle.Theft2:10 p.m., San Andreas – Theft; report taken. East St. Charles Street.Tuesday, Aug. 23Theft11:19 a.m., Valley Springs – Theft; report taken. Mangili Road.Battery5:45 p.m., San Andreas – Battery; arrest made. Report taken. Angels […]

Thank you, Liz Cheney

“You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” – Obi-Wan KenobiLiz Cheney’s losing the Wyoming primary may be the worst thing that could have happened to the former president and the best thing for America. She now can shed the snakeskin of the Republican Party and dedicate herself to […]

Bullfrogs fall to Argonaut for first loss of the season

Bret Harte Girls' Golf

The Argonaut Mustangs have been tough on the Bret Harte High School girls’ golf team for a number of years and Tuesday afternoon was no exception. The Bullfrogs lost their first match of the 2022 season in their first of two meetings against Argonaut. Bret Harte fell to the Mustangs 175-220 Tuesday afternoon at Castle Oaks Golf Club in Ione.“They […]

The importance of merriment

It was only a photograph, yet it pulled on my heart strings. It was a photo of soccer fans celebrating a win by dancing gleefully in a London street fountain, a scene of unbridled merriment to make any heart sing. Glancing at that picture for five seconds put five days on my already long life. It occurred to me that […]

Public Meetings: Sept. 1-Sept. 7

Murphys Business AssociationThurs., Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m.Murphys Historic Hotel457 Main St., MurphysAngels Camp City CouncilTues., Sept. 6, 6 p.m.Angels Camp Fire Department1404 Vallecito Road, Angels CampCalaveras Unified School District BoardTues., Sept. 6, 6 p.m.Board Room, Administrative Office3304 Highway 12, San AndreasEbbetts Pass Veterans Memorial District BoardTues., Sept. 6, 7 p.m.EPVMD Hall99 School St., MurphysWest Point Fire Protection District BoardWed., Sept. […]