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15 min ago | San Juan Islander

How the Red-Legged frog got its name

It was drizzling outside - the first moisture San Juan Island had seen for some time.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

RecordNET

Lifestyle briefs -- Published July 25, 2014

Calaveras County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, San Andreas, CA, Twain Harte, CA, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, San Diego, CA

RecordNET

'Extraordinary bravery'

State Attorney General Kamala Harris shared a number of harrowing stories Thursday while presenting 43 Northern California law enforcement officers with awards for commendation and valor, including four honorees from San Joaquin and Calaveras counties.

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Related Topix: California, San Joaquin County, CA, Sacramento, CA, West Sacramento, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

My Mother Lode

Calaveras County Superior Court

A Copperopolis man has been sentenced for the rape of a six-year-old child. On Monday, 32-year-old Robert Walker was handed a sentenced of 27 years to life for the 2008 rape.

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Related Topix: Copperopolis, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

My Mother Lode

Thieves Hit Calaveras County Fairgrounds

Fair Officials are asking for your help to find the stolen items including a new truck.

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The Union Democrat

AutoZone OK'd by supervisors

Following a lengthy appeal process, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors gave its approval Tuesday to a proposed auto parts store in Valley Springs.

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Related Topix: Valley Springs, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Union Democrat

UPUD proposes rate hike in Murphys

The district is proposing to increase its monthly base rate of $38 for up to 1,000 cubic feet of water to $41 starting Nov. 1. UPUD supplies water to nearly 2,000 customers in Murphys, Douglas Flat, Vallecito and the Carson Hill area, including the Calaveras County Fairgrounds.

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Related Topix: Murphys, CA, Douglas-Flat, CA, Vallecito, CA

My Mother Lode

Sacramento Woman Missing In Calaveras County

Camille Withuhn, 27, of Sacramento was camping at the Golden Pines Camp Ground, in Dorrington, when she left on foot towards Highway 4. The Sheriff's Office reports that she is "voluntarily missing," indicating that she did not get lost, but purposefully left the area.

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Related Topix: Dorrington, CA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

My Mother Lode

Mother Lode Roadwork

In Tuolumne County, Caltrans crews will be paving on Highway 108 from East Avenue Undercrossing to Stoddard Springs Road.

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Related Topix: Tuolumne County, CA, San Joaquin County, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

My Mother Lode

Evacuee Mindi Young shakes hand with Red Cross Volunteer

The American Red Cross Capitol Region is taking fire safety door-to-door in the Mother Lode.

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Related Topix: Mokelumne Hill, CA, West Point, CA, Copperopolis, CA, Valley Springs, CA, Burson, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

RecordNET

Bret Harte Aquatic Center hosting first water polo match this afternoon

The event is being sponsored by the Bone Frog Water Polo club, a new club in Calaveras County affiliated with American Water Polo.

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My Mother Lode

Downed Power Lines Spark Fire

Cal Fire has released the cause of a vegetation fire earlier this week in Calaveras County.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, West Point, CA

My Mother Lode

Finance - rolled 100-dollar bills

The State's unemployment rate was 7.4% in June, compared to 7.6% in May. Tuolumne County's rate was unchanged at 7.6%.

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Related Topix: Tuolumne County, CA

My Mother Lode

Calaveras County

"We took home the Gold once again, which is not an easy task," said Boulton. "A lot of hours and work went into this display, which we couldn't be more proud of."

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Union Democrat

Election hopefuls start filing papers

Those seeking positions on various local water, school and fire boards have filed candidacy paperwork ahead of this fall's general election.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Tuolumne County, CA, Tuolumne, CA, Long Barn, CA, Twain Harte, CA

RecordNET

911 Briefs -- Published July 17, 2014

Police arrested Timothy Michael Davy, 44, on Wednesday with the help of San Joaquin County's Delta Regional Auto Theft Task Force, the Sacramento County Auto Theft Task Force, and the California Highway Patrol's Air Support Unit and canine team.

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Related Topix: San Joaquin County, CA, Sacramento County, CA, Copperopolis, CA

RecordNET

Lode pot-growing operation found

Calaveras County sheriff's deputies sent to Copperopolis on Thursday to investigate water theft found a marijuana growing operation, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Copperopolis, CA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

NewsTalk 1530 KFBK

California Red-Legged Frog is Now Official State Amphibian

The California Red-Legged Frog was honored with the title this morning by the state legislature and Governor Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Water school helps Santa Cruz customers flush fines

Water use at the two-bedroom home she rents out near downtown Santa Cruz had surpassed the limit set by the Water Department during a rationing period that began in May. Her typical water bill is $175.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, Alternative, Santa Cruz, CA

My Mother Lode

Breakdown of Gas Prices

The national Lundberg Survey, released this morning, finds that California's average price for regular unleaded is $4.07 a gallon.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Tuolumne County, CA

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