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1 hr ago | The Union Democrat
PUBLIC MEETING: Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Tuesday, Board of Supervisors Chambers, fourth floor of the County Administrative Building, 2 S. Green St., Sonora. More than 400 county employees and the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors would receive a 7 percent pay raise under a proposal up for consideration Tuesday.
5 hrs ago | My Mother Lode
Columbia, CA - The county has hired Benedict Stuth as the new Tuolumne County Airport Manager. Deputy County Administrator Daniel Richardson says, "We are so excited to have Benedict Stuth on, he is a pleasure to work with.
A motorcycle accident has claimed the life of a well-known Sonora businessman and community advocate. Larry Jones died tragically on September 11 in a motorcycle accident.
In Tuolumne County, crews will be doing crack seal operations on Highway 108. Flaggers will be conducting one-way traffic control beginning at the 8,000-elevation marker to the 9,000 marker on the highway.
Lake Don Pedro Community Services District crews are on the scene of a water leak near Don Pedro High School. A section of Merced Falls Road just south of El Prado Road has been closed to traffic as crews are working to fix the leak.
Most of Californians support the death penalty, according to a recent Field poll, but support is shrinking. Just over half, 56 percent, of registered voters support keeping the death penalty a decline of 12 percentage points in the last three years.
This weekend's Mother Lode Views will focus on the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority's latest effort to help grow the local economy. EDA Director Larry Cope will give an overview of the new Innovation Lab situated at the former TGH campus.
Sept. 13 marks the 49th consecutive gathering of Sonora's Second Saturday Art Night. Starting at 5 p.m., galleries, restaurants and shops will offer a blend of art, refreshments and live music, including two outdoor evening concerts with traditional Celtic music by the Black Irish Band on Linoberg Street and the popular blues band James Faifua and the Jukes in Coffill Park.
The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office is offering an opportunity for local students to participate in the Global Cardboard Challenge. The challenge encourages students to create "something" using cardboard and other recycled and recyclable materials.
The incident happened last Friday at 11:30 pm after a resident called the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department reporting a suspicious U-Haul van parked in the area. Deputies found the van and saw 32-year-old Jennifer Weaver walking away from the area prompting them to question her.
Sonora Police report they have arrested the suspect involved in an armed robbery at the Inns of California this morning. Officers responded to the motel at 4:24 am after a report of room doors being kicked in at the motel.
The Board voted unanimously at today's meeting to extend the local State of Emergency due to the drought and its perceived threat.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:59 pm
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