Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gazette needs your questions for candidates

The Copper Gazette will be interviewing District 4 Supervisor Candidates Debbie Ponte and Tom Tryon using questions from the community of Copperopolis.
Is there a question you would like the candidates to answer?
Is there something about the candidates you would like to know?
Here is your opportunity to ask.
Please submit your questions to coppergazette@gmail.com with candidate question in the subject line.
 Deadline for sending in your questions will be Monday October 1, 2012 at 11:00 am.
(This is the third time this article has run.)

Honor the Fallen 9-16-12 to 9-20-12



Army Pfc. Jon R. Townsend

Died September 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


19, Claremore, Okla.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.;died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries caused by enemy small-arms fire. Also killed were Army Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, Army Spc. Joshua N. Nelson and Army Pfc. Genaro Bedoy.

 

Army Pfc. Genaro Bedoy

Died September 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


20, of Amarillo, Texas;ssigned to 52nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries caused by enemy small-arms fire. Also killed were Army Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, Army Spc. Joshua N. Nelson and Army Pfc. Jon R. Townsend.



Army Spc. Joshua Nelson

Died September 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


22, Greenville, N.C.; assigned to 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.; died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries caused by enemy small-arms fire. Also killed were Army Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, Army Pfc. Genaro Bedoy and Army Pfc. Jon R. Townsend.

 

Army Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena

Died September 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


25, of Honolulu; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries caused by enemy small-arms fire. Also killed were Army Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, Army Spc. Joshua N. Nelson and Army Pfc. Jon R. Townsend.

 

Army Sgt. Jason M. Swindle

Died September 20, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


24, of Cabot, Ark.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Sept. 20 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when he was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade while on mounted patrol.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tri Dam press release re:Lake Tulloch Draw Down

The Tri Dam Project, a joint venture of the Oakdale Irrigation District and South San Joaquin Irrigation District, is the owner and operator of the Tulloch Dam and Reservoir. The Tri-Dam Project is required to perform scheduled maintenance and safety inspections of the spillway gates at Tulloch Reservoir. This work is required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. To perform this work the reservoir must be drawn down to a lower elevation than typically experienced during the winter months. Listed below is the planned elevation schedule for the fall/winter period of 2012/13. This schedule was issued by the US Bureau of Reclamation and is being forwarded to provide early
notification to the general public for the planned reservoir operating levels. This early notification is intended to inform property owners adjacent to the reservoir and other interested parties to make necessary plans for docks and other facilities that may be affected by this drawdown period. All property owners and other users of the reservoir are encouraged to protect facilities in and around the reservoir to ensure safety and protection of property. This drawdown schedule may be found on Tri Dam’s website at www.tridamproject.com under the tab entitled Tulloch. Interested parties are encouraged to check the website on a regular basis for any potential changes to the schedule.

For full press release with dates and levels CLICK HERE

Fall/Winter 2012 Tulloch Drawdown from Tri Dam


Horse wine and art TODAY!!! 9-29-12


Copper Gazette welcomes YOUR input

Do you have news, opinions, photos, or just a comment that you would like to share? Please email it to coppergazette@gmail.com.
This is a community site and we would like community input.
Sorry, no anonymous submissions will be posted, but for those of you that are simply chomping at the bit to comment on articles and opinions with relative anonymity you will be happy to know that a commenting venue is currently in the works. Hopefully to be unveiled soon.

Boys of Summer at Town Square TONIGHT!!! 9-29.12

The Boys of Summer will be performing at the Town Square's final concert of their September concert series. on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Concert opens with Copper Holdings Company at 7 pm.
Come join the fun!

The Boys of Summer, five hardworking musicians from Southern California who play and channel some of the greatest music ever produced on the West Coast, The Eagles.  

With decades of professional experience, the Boys play the true musical heart & soul of the Eagle's music. This band goes for the power and essence of the great songs by Don Henley, Glen Fry, John David Souther, Joe Walsh, Don Felder.


Copper Cougars vs MT Badgers Girls Basketball

The Copper Cougars girls basketball team played against the Mark Twain Badgers on Thursday September 27, 2012 in a home game losing by a mere two points 16 to 18.





For more pictures CLICK HERE

Friday, September 28, 2012

George Runner "A Duty and an Honor" to Serve his District

As your elected member of the California State Board of Equalization, I'm fighting to protect your taxpayer rights and bring about fair tax policies that help grow our economy and jobs. As always, I welcome your ideas about how we can work together to solve the problems facing our state.

Bret Harte Volleyball against Summerville Frosh and JV Win

Frosh
BH Win
Sum Loss

JV
BH Win
Sum Loss


Varsity
BH    20     16     24
Sum  25     25     26

Serves = Kester 9 for 9 with 1 ace
Blocks Rasmussen 7
Assists Schulet 86 for 87 with 22 assists
Digs Kester 9
Receptions Kester 13
Kills Kester 43 for 48 with 15 kills

Yard Sale Saturday 9-29-12

HELP MAKE OUR SALE A GOOD ONE--PASS THIS ALONG TO EVERYONE WE MISSED....
 
WE WILL HAVE A CRAFTSMAN RIDING TRACTOR WITH ACCESSORIES--SCRAPER, CULTIVATOR, CART, SNOW PLOW, ETC...ASKING $500 FOR ALL
ANTIQUE SINGER SEWING MACHINE--1926 MODEL 99, MADE IN SCOTLAND--CHECK EBAY--ALL I'M ASKING IS $125..PERFECT CONDITION
HUGE FISH TANK AND STAND
SHED-METAL
SHIRAZ RUG--LARGE TRIBAL SIZE
SOME OF RALPH'S CREATIONS
CLOTHES--FILL-A-BAG, $3
LOTS OF BLANKETS AND COMFORTORS
TOYS, TENTS, LARGE BIRD CAGES
ANTIQUE CRADLE, AND CHILDRENS'S ROCKER
YARN, CRAFT BOOKS
ANTIQUE ELECTRIC FAN--KENMORE--WORKS!
 RALPH'S FRAMED PHOTOS--$4 EACH OR 3 FOR $10
.......and letting go of my Teddy Rukspin talking bear, with extra clothes, case of tapes and books, in excellent condition--check him out on ebay--asking much less.
 
AND TONS MORE
 
2204 QUAIL HILL RD
COPPEROPOLIS
 
 GETTING READY FOR THE BIG GARAGE SALE--Also up is bestest offer on a RUNNING '93 Nissan Sentra. Deb has tried everything to get the title but DMV won't go, so its a parts car--come on by, hoping to have everything ready for Saturday morning bright and early..come on by!  


Stacey Nolan walking to defeat ALS 10-6-12

"Hello all... A family member has recently been diagnosed with ALS. A family and friends team has been created for the ALS walk at Raley Field in October. If you would like to show support for programs and services for those with Lou Gehrig's disease please consider making a donation. Thank you.. To all that are interested a donation click HERE."

                                                  Courtesy picture - Stacey Nolan left.

Contributions collected through the Walk to Defeat ALS® enable The ALS Association to provide programs and services to families challenged by Lou Gehrig’s Disease and fund global, cutting-edge ALS research.

Weekend Weather

  • 9-28-12
  • Friday Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north in the evening.
  • Saturday Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night Clear, with a low around 62.
  • Sunday Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
  • Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Spaghetti Feed 9-30-12

To-go meals available.

Challenging the Fee and Claiming a Refund from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

You must pay your bill.  PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DUE DATE.  You may have fewer than 30 days to pay.  If you are late, steep penalties and interest are compounded monthly.  Moreover, the fee is a lien on your property, and failure to pay can result in foreclosure.
We at the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association believe this fee is really an illegal tax under Proposition 13.  We plan to challenge the constitutionality of this tax in court.
Should we prevail, the court may order refunds.  To qualify for a refund you must have paid your bill and filed a “Petition for Redetermination” with the responsible agencies.
For convenience, we have posted the form below with the grounds for challenging the fee already filled in.  Page 2 contains instructions for completing the form.
When you pay your fee, we recommend that you write “under protest” on the notation line of your check.  Also, make a copy of the check so that you can enclose it with your Petition for Redetermination form, as proof of payment.
Although only one address appears at the bottom of the form, state law actually requires that you submit the form to three different addresses.  You must submit it WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE OF YOUR BILL to the three addresses below:
  1. Fire Prevention Petitions, P.O. Box 2254, Suisun City, CA 94585
  2. Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, P.O. Box 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244
  3. Board of Equalization, P.O. Box 942879, Sacramento, CA 94279
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Griff's Unveils New Menu and Hours

New hours Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri open at 12 and close whenever Sat and Sun 11:30 till whenever.

To view new menu CLICK HERE


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gov signs AB970 to 'help increase transparency and accountability' higher education costs

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed legislation to help California’s college and university students and improve higher education throughout the state.

These bills bring greater transparency to school fees, establish a process to develop low-cost digital textbooks, set academic progress standards for fee waivers, improve information on school loans and protect student athletes. Governor Brown signed the bills during a meeting with California college students in his office. View video here.

Governor Brown Signs Laws to Protect Privacy for Social Media Users

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today took to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace to announce that he has signed two bills that increase privacy protections for social media users in California.

Assembly Bill 1844 (Campos) and Senate Bill 1349 (Yee) prohibit universities and employers from requiring that applicants give up their email or social media account passwords.

“The Golden State is pioneering the social media revolution and these laws will protect all Californians from unwarranted invasions of their personal social media accounts,” said Governor Brown.

CCPAC meeting agenda 10-1-12


Measure C press release



PRESS RELEASE

COPPEROPOLIS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
MEASURE C
Statement of Facts

The Copperopolis Fire Protection District has placed Measure C on the November Ballot.  This Measure is to re-affirm the District’s Appropriation Limit, also known as the Gann Limit.  This ballot measure requirement comes from legal language that is still in place from the property tax movement of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
MEASURE C IS NOT AN INCREASE IN TAXES OR FEES
Measure C is not a new tax. It is simply a re-authorization to allow the Copperopolis Fire Protection District to spend the revenues from taxes that were already approved in 1997 and 2002 by more than 2/3 of the voters within the District.  Measure C is not a new tax or a tax increase.  By approving Measure C, your taxes will not be increased in any way, but the Copperopolis Fire Protection District will be allowed to spend the taxes that have already been approved and collected.  Article XII(b) of the California State Constitution requires the voters approve this Measure every four years.
The Gann Limit prohibits the District from spending tax revenue that equals more than the approved limit, thus restricting growth, and sometimes reducing tax-funded programs and services. 
If Measure C is not passed, the Copperopolis Fire Protection District will be unable to spend some of the tax revenues collected each year.  This may mean the loss of the paramedic services and the potential loss of firefighter positions.  As a result, residents might have to wait for up to 30 minutes for a paramedic response. 
MEASURE C IS NOT A NEW TAX. A YES vote on MEASURE C will allow the Copperopolis Fire Protection District to spend the tax revenue that you have previously approved and assist in maintaining the level of protection it provides to the community.
If you have any questions regarding Measure C, you may contact the Fire Station at 209-785-2393.




Field Poll averages of Propositions

Field Poll utilized multilingual land lines and cell phone contact as opposed to online as with the Pepperdine poll.

Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Yes: 51.9%
No: 38.0%
Undecided: 10.1%
Proposition 31: State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
Yes: 25.7%
No: 40.1%
Undecided: 33.8%
Proposition 32: Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Prohibitions on Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.Yes: 41.8%
No: 44.5%
Undecided: 13.7%

Rico Oller Opposes Fire Tax on Rural Property Owners

SAN ANDREAS, CA – Rico Oller (R-San Andreas), candidate for Assembly, today restated his opposition to recently assessed annual fire fee (SRA fee).   Rural property owners in California’s foothills and mountains insist it is a tax and an illegal one at that. 
Oller supports a lawsuit by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association declaring the assessment on property an unconstitutional tax under the 2/3rds voting requirement of Proposition 26.
To make up for budget cuts at California Department of Forestry and Protection, the Democrat Legislature passed, with a simple majority vote, a bill intending to raise $84 million by charging 825,000 property owners in one third of the state up to $150 a year.   

St Joseph Health Fair


Lost iPad - reward offered

A black iPad with a black cover was lost between Little John and IGA on 9-24-12. It was inadvertantly left on the hood of the car.
The owner is offering reward.
Please contact coppergazette@gmail.com if you have found the iPad.

Copper Kids Club

Copper Kids Club coming October 1, 2012!
The Kids Club will be held at Copper Elementary from 2 to 3:30 every Monday.
For a downloadable permission slip please CLICK HERE


Horse, Wine and Art this Saturday!!! 9-29-12


Sonora PD press release re: vehicle vs pedestrian accident

25 September 2012, at approx. 3:56 pm, Sonora Police Department responded to the intersection of N. Washington Street and Columbia Way for a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. A vehicle that was southbound on N. Washington Street stopped to allow Ashlee Chatfield, 19 of Sonora, to cross N. Washington Street, in a marked crosswalk, at the intersection of N. Washington Street and Columbia Way.

Van Natta sentenced

Copper Embezzler Sentenced (Union Democrat)

The Copper Gazette has requested yet has not received confirmation from the DA regarding the sentencing of Heather Van Natta nor the charges with which she was ultimately sentenced, hence the link to the Union Democrat story. As more information comes in the Gazette will update this story.

Bret Harte Seniors raising funds for grad night fireworks

At many local events you may see Bret Harte students carrying about coffee cans decorated creatively with miles of duct tape and sharpie pen art asking for donations to raise funds for fireworks at the 2013 graduation.

According to Chris Perez - pictured below - at one time Bret Harte had fireworks at their graduations yet due to the high cost they were discontinued.

Well, the class of 2013 wants to go out with a bang and has taken it upon themselves to raise the funds for a sparkling grad night.

If you would like to help with donations for this you may send your donation to Bret Harte High School, attn: Courtney Brooksher (fireworks in memo line) POB 208, Altaville, CA  95221


Sierra Rep presents 'Time Stands Still'



                                                   

 New play captures the hard angles of love, war and life transitions

As a seasoned photo journalist, Sarah Goodwin has made her living looking through a lens, freezing moments of heartache, horror and humanity in the war-torn corners of the globe. She and her long-time partner, combat reporter James Dodd, have always shared a deep commitment to their work.
            So when a roadside bomb in Iraq sends her home to New York for months of painful recovery, both are reeling from the trauma. In witty, engaging conversation, the couple gingerly explores this new direction their lives have taken, not sure what it’s revealing. Can they recover from the wounds and adjust to a more conventional life? And should they?

Copper Holdings Company to Open Sep 29 concert in Town Square

Local rock and roll band - Copper Holdings Company - will be opening for the Boys of Summer, an Eagles Tribute Band at the September 29, 2012 Town Square final concert of their September concert series.

Copper Holdings will be trying out a new sound just for you Copperopolis! So come on out and enjoy the music, friendship and fun!

The show begins at 7 pm. Parking is $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Copper Hills 4-H club. 


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lake Tulloch Quilt Raffle

This quilt is the raffle quilt for the Lake Tulloch Quilters guild . We are a small local guild. We meet at Black Creek Hall on the first and third Tuesday of the month. 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 P.M. 
Come join us if you like to do any kind of stitchery or would like to learn to piece and quilt! We use the funds we raise for many things locally , including the beautiful quilt that is hanging in the Armory in Honor of Copperopolis' sesquicentennial celebration, donations to the local school , etc.
If you see this man out and about he can get the tickets to you! $1.oo for one or get 6 for $5.oo. 

"Sorry Ladies, he says he is not part of the raffle!!" Says Carolyn

To purchase tickets you may call Linda Kemper 785-3021.

Over the years the Lake Tulloch Quilters have raised funds through quilt raffles to support:
The Angel Tree
Women's Crisis Center
Copperopolis Food Pantry
Science Camp
Copperopolis Elementary School
Copperopolis Branch Library

They have also made donation quilts  for:
Lions Club
Copperopolis VFW formation
Christmas Basket
Copperopolis Volunteer Firefighters
Copper Parks & Rec

Rehorse Rescue Golf Tournament


Copperopolis Library Spaghetti Feed

Price is $8.00 and includes spaghetti, salad, dessert and drink.
Drive thru take out will be available, with bottled water included.
Proceeds benefit children's programs @ the Copperopolis Library.

New Sheriff Office members sworn in

On 09/24/12 Sheriff Gary Kuntz swore in two of his office’s newest members, Calaveras Sheriff’s Emergency 911 Dispatcher Guadalupe Martinez and Calaveras Deputy Sheriff Robbie Sanchez.

CFPD Special Meeting


Murphys Grape Stomp October 6, 2012


Produced by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, the Calaveras Grape Stomp, held in conjunction with the Gold Rush Street Faire, is a unique, fun-filled day for the whole family.
At the Grape Stomp teams of two, a Swabber and a Stomper, have exactly three minutes to try and stomp the most juice out of a measured amount of real wine grapes. Prizes are awarded to all the winners, and there are special prizes for the top finishers in the Championship Stomp.

A.C. Electric & Custom Design Lighting – Local Electrician


Bret Harte Girls Varsity Volleyball takes Calaveras


Varsity
BH    20     25     25     25    
Cal    25     19     22     19

Serving
Kester 18 for 18 with 4 aces
Rasmussen 17 for 17
Switzer 7 for 7

Blocks
Rasmussen 12 Blocks = Possible BH Volleyball Stat Record!
Bret Harte Had a Team Record of 22 blocks tonight

Assists
Schulte 101 for 102 with 31 Assists

Digs
Simpson 10
Rapetti 10
Warner 14

Kills
Kester 61 for 66 with 26 kills.
Bret Harte High Volleyball Stat Record of 26 kills!

Governor Brown signs Olsen’s CEQA reform bill into law

SACRAMENTO –– Making headway in the restructuring of California’s signature environmental law, today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Kristin Olsen’s (R-Modesto) Assembly Bill 890 into law.

AB 890 streamlines the process for cities and counties to make minor roadway safety improvements, saving them time and money. It moved through the Legislature on a 106-2 vote, after two years of hard work and collaboration by Olsen. 

Tactical Rifle Class hits Copper

Calaveras Tactical, a firearms instruction school located in Copperopolis, offered a level 1 tactical rifle course on September 23, 2012 on a private range here in Copper. The class, filled with experienced and new gun owners alike, covered ALL the basics of rifle safety, shooting and accuracy.
Owner/instructor Steve Nelson states, "Whether you are running an AR-15, AK or anything in between" this course offers you the education and training to "defend yourself with a rifle. This course reviews the fundamentals of rifle shooting, accuracy and speed, reloading, immediate action drills (malfunction drills), use of cover and shooting on the move. This course is a blast!"




 (Above photo by Jennifer Moreland of Oakdale Sonora MMA fighters enrolled in tactical rifle course.)

The course required prerequisites of NRA Basic Rifle, DD214 or demonstration of safe rifle handling.

For more information regarding courses offered by Calaveras Tactical visit http://calaverastactical.com/about/

Mobile Vet at Bark n Bubbles

BARK N BUBBLES &
MURPHYS MOBLIE VET
    LAKE TULLOCH PLAZA PARKING LOT
    COPPEROPOLIS    785-WASH (9274)
IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR
FALL CANINE CARE CLINIC
SEPT. 29, 2012
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
                    RABIES /  BORDATELLA / DA2PPL (Lepto incl.) /DA2PP (no Lepto)
                                              HEARTWORM TEST  / DENTALS
All vaccines are priced at $15.00 each.  Heartworm Tests are $35.00 each.                                                 SAVE $3.00-Take advantage of these special prices by reserving your spot early.Vaccines for Non-Reserved appointments are $18.00 each.For further details or to Pre Pay for vaccines please contact: BarkNBubbles  (209) 785-WASH (9274)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Missing Moke Hill Man located

On 09/25/12 at approx. 9:42 AM the Calaveras Sheriffs Office
located the 79 year old Duane Gates. The Sheriff s Office received a phone call from a
resident in the Boston Yale subdivision stating that they had located Mr. Gates.
Paramedics, firefighters and sheriff s deputies responded to the bottom of a small hill in
the subdivision where Mr. Gates was located. He was conscious and aware, but unable to
provide a statement to investigators. On 09/24/12 search and rescue team members,
search dogs, and a helicopter searched this area, but found no sign ofMr. Gates. The
investigation so far points towards Mr. Gates having walked away from his home to an
unknown destination on or about 09/23/12. He then likely returned to the area during the
night of 09/24/12, where he was found this morning approx. 1/4 mile from his house. Mr.
Gates was taken to a Modesto area hospital for evaluation and treatment of an injury to
his arm (no further information will be released on the injury). Calaveras Sheriffs
Detectives will interview Mr. Gates at a later date to determine the circumstances behind
his disappearance. There is no evidence that foul play is involved.

Lost iPad - reward offered

A black iPad with a black cover was lost between Little John and IGA on 9-24-12. It was inadvertently left on the hood of the car.
The owner is offering reward.
Please contact coppergazette@gmail.com if you have found the iPad.

New Melones Fishing Report by Glory Hole Sports

ater Conditions:  New Melones Lake is currently holding 1,515,337 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped one foot this week and is currently at 1005 ft. above sea level and 83 ft. from full.  Water temperature has cooled a bit and is in the mid to upper 70's.  The lake is stained, with mud lines forming around the shore on windy days, and days with a lot of boat traffic. Good news, the lower ramp on Glory Hole Point is open, which makes for an easy walk.
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Russ Huth caught this beautiful rainbow while trolling a chrome/blue Krocodile above the 49 bridge.

Sonora PD press release re: Burglary arrest

22 September 2012, at approx. 7:54 pm, Officers responded to Safeway located at 1291 Sanguinetti Road regarding a push out of groceries.
When Officers arrived they contacted store employees. The employees related that a male and female subject, who had a child with them, entered the store and filled two shopping carts with groceries and then pushed the shopping carts past all the cashiers without paying for the groceries, which was captured on the stores surveillance cameras.
When employees discovered what had occurred, they attempted to contact the subjects in the parking lot. However, the subjects speed away after loading all the groceries and child into their vehicle. In their rush to leave the parking lot, an open passenger door scraped the vehicle they were parked next to.

John Campanella's 'Rock Show' ROCKED the town

At the Town Square September concert series concert on September 22, 2012 John Campanella's 'Rock Show' Rocked the town of Copperopolis. Rock lovers, young and old alike, gathered to hear and see the music of the '80's performed with enthusiasm, talent and panache by John and his back up singers, wife Dana and friend Martha Lane.

Though staying true to his heart and his passion for mentoring youth, John's 'Rock Show' was opened by many local youth bands playing their own style of rock and roll. The bands were diamonds in the rough with talent, drive, and above all a passion for music. This venue was the perfect setting for these young aspiring musicians to 'cut their teeth' and perform before a live audience of varying ages and backgrounds.

High energy was served in heaping helpings this evening as the music moved people to dance and sing and the children to run and play. The energy was palpable and contagious. Not to mention the array of '80's themed dress for the evening...a fun night for the whole family!









For more pictures CLICK HERE

Prime Rib Friday at the Old Corner


Angels Camp Centennial Celebration


Sheriff Dept 'Drop the Drug' Day

“Drop The Drugs” Day
Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 am – 2pm
Drop off locations are:
Feeney Park Parking Lot in Murphys
Calaveras County Office of Education in Angels camp
Toyon Middle School in San Andreas
For further information or to drop off at the Sheriff’s Department please call 209-754-2891.

Holiday Craft Fair


Monday, September 24, 2012

Board of Supervisors revised preliminary agenda for 9-25-12



September 25, 2012

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

CALAVERAS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY
CALAVERAS COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS
891 Mountain Ranch Rd, San Andreas, California

8:00  AM:  Call to Order

1.            CLOSED SESSION:  conference with legal counsel; anticipated litigation - significant exposure to litigation – Claim No. 12-17 – Kristin Duey, pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(b)(1); County Counsel - Board action.

2.            CLOSED SESSION:  conference with legal counsel; anticipated litigation - significant exposure to litigation – Claim No. 12-15 – Heirs of Verzani, pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(b)(1); County Counsel - Board action.

3.             CLOSED SESSION:  conference with legal counsel; anticipated litigation - significant exposure to litigation - Claim No. 12-16 - Calaveras Public Utility District,  pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(b)(1); County Counsel - Board action.

4.             CLOSED SESSION: conference with legal counsel; anticipated litigation – significant exposure to litigation (two cases), pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(b)(1); County Counsel- Board action

5.             CLOSED SESSION: conference with legal counsel - anticipated litigation – initiation of litigation, (one case) pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9 (c); County Counsel - Board action.

6.        CLOSED SESSION: pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9: conference with legal counsel re: existing litigation - (four cases); Michael Nemee and Michelle Nemee v. County of Calaveras, Calaveras Superior Court Case No. CV35775; Michael Nemee and Michelle Nemee v. County of Calaveras, Calaveras Superior Court Case No. CV36297;  Michael Nemee and Michelle Nemee v. County of Calaveras, Calaveras Superior Court Case No. CV35721, removed to the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California Case No. 09-93249-D-11, Adversary No. 09-09088 – Appeal to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Case No. CV F 12-0002;  Michael Nemee and Michelle Nemee v. Brent Harrington, et al., United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California Case No. 09-93249-E-11, Adversary No. 09-09068-E-11 -   County Counsel - Board action.

 9:00  AM:  Pledge of Allegiance
       Announcements

Bret Harte Girls Volleyball weekend scores

BH          29           22
Enochs  27           25

Bh           19           9
Pitman  25           25

BH                          14           16
Modesto C          25           25

BH                          25           25
Johanson             7              16

BH                          25           25
Moanteca           19           10          

Bronze Div First Place

Weekend Totals
Serving = Schulte 24 for 29 with 6 aces
Digs= Kester 35 for 37
Assists= Schulte 209 for 214 with 72 Assists
Blocks = Rasmussen with 9
Kills = Kester 111 for 118 with 44 kills