Friday, January 31, 2014

AMA Crab Feed

Recipes by Nate- Hot Spiced Wine

Hot Spiced Wine

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 (750 milliliter) bottles red wine
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle white wine
  • 1 (3 inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  •  3 cinnamon sticks
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, or to taste
  •  1/4 cup brandy (optional)

Possible rain Super Bowl Sunday

  • 1-31-14
  • Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
  • Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 26. North wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.
  • Saturday Sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the evening.
  • Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

CALPIA Deputy Director receives National Award

FOLSOM – With more than 27 years’ experience at the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA), Deputy Director Scott Walker has won the “Staff Award for 2014” from the National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA).

CALPIA’s General Manager, Charles L. Pattillo nominated Walker for the award along with 49 other states nominating correctional industry staff for this prestigious honor.  Walker was first selected as the regional winner and this week was announced by NCIA as the national winner.

“I am thrilled NCIA recognized Scott Walker for his leadership and innovations,” said Pattillo.   “It’s because of his commitment and dedication to CALPIA, that offenders acquire job skills which is vital when it comes to reducing recidivism, reducing state costs and more importantly increasing public safety.”

Sonora PD Press release re: Police Officer Recruitment

The Sonora Police Department is recruiting for the position of Police Officer. The position is open to Police Academy graduates and Lateral Officers. The final filing date is Friday, 28 February 2014, with a tentative testing date of Wednesday, 12 March 2014.

The base salary is $4,292-$5,210 a month, with additional pay incentives available for Intermediate & Advanced POST certificates (2.5% each); educational incentive of 2.5% for an Associates, Bachelors and Masters degree; 5.0% incentive for special assignments (FTO, Investigator, Computer Network Manager and Traffic Officer.)

Super Bowl Party at the Old Corner

Young hopeful essayist Kennedy Abramson receives recognition from VFW

Kennedy Abramson, of Copperopolis, was awarded a certificate, a plaque and a check January 29, 2014 at Bret Harte High School in Jennifer Truman's history class from VFW Post 12118 of Copperopolis for her entry in the Voice of Democracy Essay contest with her essay "A Constant Progression."

The theme for the Voice of Democracy essay for 2013-2014 was: “Why I'm Optimistic About our Nation’s Future.”

Kennedy was first made aware of the opportunity through her teacher Mrs. Truman-Nanik, the 2013 VFW State teacher of the year recipient and history teacher at Bret Harte. After researching the guidelines on the VFW website Kennedy found that she "really liked the topic" and choose to enter an essay because it "was an important thing."

Thursday, January 30, 2014

CALFIRE - Burn Suspension Lifted, No Permits Required, Open Burn Hours

Burn Suspension Lifted, No Permits Required,
Open Burn Hours

San Andreas – On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8 a.m. CAL FIRE will lift the burn suspension for several counties.  This includes the counties of Calaveras, Tuolumne, and the eastern portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus that are within the State Responsibility Area. 

CAL FIRE burn permits will NOT be required and burn hours will not be restricted.  Open burning will be allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by the Air Pollution Control District in each county.  In Calaveras County burning on property five acres or more in size requires a permit from the Air Pollution Control District.  In Tuolumne County clearing two acres or more of vegetation requires a permit from the Air Pollution Control District.  

President Obama calls Gov. Jerry Brown for California drought update — here’s the readout

The White House has just released details of President Obama’s call to Gov. Jerry Brown regarding the drought situation facing California.
Here’s the full release:
Today, the President called Governor Jerry Brown to receive an update on the situation in California and express his concern for the citizens impacted by the historic drought conditions facing the state – conditions that are likely to have significant impacts on the state’s communities, economy and environment in the coming months.
The President reinforced his commitment to providing the necessary federal support to the state and local efforts. The agencies are working together to target resources to help California and other impacted states prepare for and lessen the impacts of the drought. USDA is also working with farmers and ranchers to increase their irrigation water efficiency, protect vulnerable soils from erosion, and improve the health of pasture and range lands. And the Bureau of Reclamation is working closely with federal and California state authorities to facilitate water transfers and provide operational flexibility to convey and store available water, and facilitate additional actions that can conserve and move water to critical areas

Read more at SFGate

Runner to Hold Small Business Telephone Townhall

SACRAMENTO – Board of Equalization Member George Runner will host a telephone townhall for small business owners on Tuesday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. The free event, co-hosted by the National Federation of Independent Business, will provide specific information to small business owners on how best to avoid common tax errors.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, but everyday owners face challenges with California’s complicated tax laws,” said Runner. “As their elected taxpayer advocate, I want to make sure small business owners can be successful and avoid the pitfalls of California’s tax traps.”

Those wishing to participate may register online at or by calling 916-445-3032.

Copper library readies to close for a month

According to Valerie from the Copper Library "many folks have stopped by to offer a hand" with the moving of the library. When Valerie submits dates and times for "boxing, moving, unboxing and shelving" she will notify the Gazette so it can be posted.

In the meantime there are free paperbacks for the taking.

Please hold off on book donations as dates for book donations will be posted, too.

All books accepted into the Calaveras Library Database will be on the shelves @ the Copper Library once they have been processed and returned, thanks to dedicated volunteers.

The library will reopen in March in its new location near IGA.

Red Shoe Stroll on Feb. 8 celebrates the Go Red For Women movement

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement will be celebrated in Calaveras County the first weekend in February. Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) is setting the pace by encouraging county residents to wear red on Friday, Feb. 7, which is National Wear Red Day. MTMC then teams up with Soroptimist International of Calaveras County to host a Red Shoe Stroll the following day.

The Red Shoe Stroll is a walk for the entire family on Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. at MTMC. The stroll begins with a Zumba warm-up session on the helipad and will be followed by a health fair in the hospital lobby. It will feature information booths, speakers and more. 

Payless IGA weekly ad for 1-29-14 thru 2-4-14

To view the Payless IGA weekly ad for 1-29-14 thru 2-4-14 CLICK HERE

Update from Tri Dam and possible drought effects on Lake Tulloch

Tri-Dam’s Board of Directors, members of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District and Oakdale Irrigation Districts are keenly monitoring drought forecasts, area conditions, and their potential impact on agency facilities.  Tri-Dam is also in direct contact with all agencies who operate facilities along the water system, both up and downstream from Tulloch.

At Tulloch, Tri-Dam’s use of the water is primarily for the generation of power at the dam near South Shore and downstream irrigation needs.  Water flows in to Tulloch Reservoir directly from New Melones Reservoir.  Tri-Dam and the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) are signatory to a 1988 operating agreement coordinating the operation of New Melones and Tulloch Reservoirs and the subsequent balancing of power generation, reservoir levels, flood management, water supply demand for Stockton East Water District, Oakdale Irrigation District, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Calaveras County Water District, and riverine habitat downstream of Goodwin reservoir. 

Water rations in the foothills

Tuolumne Utilities District Board voted this week to enact immediate mandatory water restrictions due to drought conditions for their customers.

CCWD has not reached that level yet, but is still requesting customers to impose upon themselves a 20 gallon reduction per day use of water.

However according to the CCWD press release CCWD retains the ability to "implement appropriate programs and policies to address water conservation" as the "drought picture becomes more clear."


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Obtaining a driver license is a rite of passage for teenagers. However,
the reward of being a new driver comes with a real risk. Traffic collisions are the leading cause
of death for teens in the United States, taking the lives of an average of eight teenagers every
day. The chance of a teen being involved in a collision is at a lifetime high within the first two
years of driving. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) developed, “Start Smart,” a program
specifically designed to address newly licensed teen drivers and their parents. 
“Through interactive educational programs like ‘Start Smart,’ the CHP is working to influence
California’s teen drivers so they develop good driving habits early,” said CHP Commissioner Joe
Farrow. “Accidents do happen, but collisions are avoidable.” 

Board of Supervisors 1-28-14 meeting video part1

To view the Board of Supervisors 1-28-14 meeting video part 1 CLICK HERE

Video of Calaveras Planning Commission meetings and Calaveras Board of Supervisor’s meetings graciously supplied by Calaveras Public Access TV accessed through the Community Action Project.

Rain is finally here! And will stay for a couple days

  • 1-30-14
  • Today Showers. High near 59. West northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Tonight A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Light north wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Friday A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming northeast in the evening.

Payless IGA unveils new way for you to save

Youngs IGA in Copperopolis is the first IGA in the nation to offer personalized digital coupons.
What are personalized digital coupons? They are a new more mobile way to use coupons personalized to your liking. 

After you log on to and enter some basic information you will begin receiving weekly emails with valuable digital coupons. Simply click the coupon that you want to load to your E-wallet so that you can access them though your computer, tablet or mobile device. At the checkout register you will enter you phone number (its your ID) and voila! Your coupons will be deducted automatically.

Vanessa at the information station in Payless IGA Copperopolis

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Candidate qualifications made a bit clearer

When a voter looks at the list of those who have pulled petition in lieu for an elected office in Calaveras County they have noticed and question the not qualified in parenthesis by virtually every candidate.

This does not meant the person is not qualified to run for office, this simply means they have not completed the additional requirements to run for that particular office.

According to the county elections office :
"In order for a candidate to be qualified they must submit 20 nomination signatures from voters registered within the district they are seeking office, pay filing fees and file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Election Official. The filing period for paying filing fees and filing the Declaration of Candidacy is between February 10 through March 7, 2014
Candidates for Superior Court Judge must file a notice of Intention in addition to the other filing requirements between January 27 & February 5, 2014. If an incumbent doesn’t file, the filing period is extended five days for anyone other than the incumbent." 

Also, noted on the Calaveras County  Candidates Guide, "all candidates filing information is  considered public information and may be posted on the Elections Website."

Copper Library closure due to moving

The Copper Library is once again moving.
Due to the 5-0 vote in favor of keeping the Copper library operating and moving to a more affordable location the library will close its door on Friday January 30 and remained closed until March when they will reopen in their new location by Payless IGA.
The date for reopen has not yet been established.
If you missed the article on the libraries latest upheaval CLICK HERE

Letter to the Editor hits close to home - re: Honor the Fallen

My name is Kelly Abercrombie and I am a California Highway Patrol Officer assigned to the San Andreas Area office. I am also in the Army National Guard, currently serving in Afghanistan.  Imagine my surprise as I scrolled through my local news blogspot, The Copper Gazette, and came across photos of two fallen soldiers I knew well. CW3 Andrew McAdams and SGT Drew Scobie, both of whom are pictured under Honor The Fallen. Andrew was my roommate , a fellow crew member and a good friend. Drew Scobie also was a friend and fellow crew-member. They are both sorely missed and their loss is felt by our unit every day, to say nothing of the loss their families must feel. I want to thank you for acknowledging them and for honoring their service to our country.

Very Respectfully,
CW2 Kelly Abercrombie

New 'Veterans Corner' column on the Calaveras Enterprise

According to 2013 stats from the California Department of Veteran Affairs, Calaveras County is home to about 5,498 veterans. If you’ve done the quick math, that is just a smidgen over 10 percent of the entire county’s total population.

With that said, the Calaveras Enterprise recognizes the need for veteran outreach and will begin featuring a twice-monthly Veterans Corner, with featured articles about and for veterans and their families.

This column will cover current veteran legislation, local veteran events, veteran interviews, the latest in research on Agent Orange, post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and highlight the many wonderful veteran organizations we have scattered throughout the county.

Read more on the Calaveras Enterprise

Two Additional Sheriff’s Deputies Appointed to the Resident Deputy Program

Sheriff Gary Kuntz announced the appointment of two additional resident deputies to his resident deputy program, bringing the total to four deputies assigned to the program. The newest resident deputies are Deputy Kyle Johnson and Deputy John Alfred. Deputy Johnson will be assigned to the communities of Arnold and Murphys, where he will work from the Arnold sheriff’s substation. Deputy Alfred will be assigned to the West Point/Mokelumne Hill/Mountain Ranch communities, working out of those respective substations. Earlier in his term Sheriff Kuntz appointed Corporal Rudi Leon as the resident deputy for Valley Springs, where he works out of the new Valley Springs substation, and Deputy Wayne Newnam for the Copperopolis area and substation. The goal of the resident deputy program is to have specific deputies identified and available to work as a liaison between their assigned communities and the sheriff’s office in order to address crime and other concerns of the residents. This is part of Sheriff’s Kuntz’s commitment towards having an effective approach to community and problem oriented policing...


Rain, rain, coming our way

  • 1-29-14
  • Today A 30 percent chance of rain after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight Rain, mainly after 10pm. Low around 47. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. High near 58. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Friday A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Roasters Coffee Corner coming to Town Square - looking for spirited and knowledgeable employees

Coming Soon to Copperopolis Town Square!! Roasters Coffee Corner will be opening soon is now accepting resumes.

Duties include:
Providing excellent customer service to every customer
Preparing premium espresso beverages
Food preparation
Cash handling
Restocking and Cleaning

Controller Seeks to Speed Returns at California's Lost and Found

SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today introduced eClaim, a breakthrough online tool aimed at reuniting Californians with lost and forgotten money.

When the property is worth less than $500 and there is only one owner listed, this online innovation – found at – may let the claimant bypass the “paper and snail-mail” process upon which the State has been dependent since the Unclaimed Property Program was first established in 1959. Instead, Californians can search for and claim their money completely online, and expect to be reunited with their assets within 14 days.

Sonora PD press release re: Scam alert

Some businesses have been receiving what appears to be a legitimate bill/statement from a company called YELLOW BOOK. This is not associated with the real company which spells their name Yellowbook.

The statement uses a Myrtle Beach, SC address and the phone numbers listed are not good. Another giveaway that the bill is not legit, it uses the fingers walking through a book on the top right corner, which is a registered trade mark of another company.

If you receive one of these statements, DON’T PAY IT. If you have received one and did pay it, contact your financial institution immediately. Once the scammers obtain your account information they rapidly empty your account or charge a large amount on your credit card.

Copper library over budget but doors will open in new location with BOS vote in favor 5-0

At the 1-28-14 Board of Supervisors meeting the Copperopolis Library was once again the center 
of discussion. With a final vote of 5-0 to approve rent in a new location, Callaway accepting the motion and Spellman seconding the motion.

The cause for open discussion was the 2013/14 county budget for the Copperopolis library which sits at $14,400 per year. The current rental agreement with the new owners is a month to month for $1,600.00 per month, $400.00 per month over budget.

Peter Racz of Valley Springs and Joe Kelly spoke during public comment at the BOS meeting questioning the validity of such an expense.

Racz introduced himself as a "rude, crude, obnoxious person" and asked "is this the best way under the circumstances that we have " to operate a library. "The County and the schools need to make libraries more effective." Whereas Kelly just wanted to make sure there existed an "exit strategy in case the county could not fund the expense."

Zachariah Collum, assistant CAO, addressed their concerns explaining the caveat for a 30 day notice to terminate lease in the contract. Collum also informed the BOS and the audience of his extensive search of available locations for the library.

Debbie Ponte announced that the current landlords did approach the Board "with a last minute bid" regarding a possible rent reduction for the current facility. Ponte requested their presence at the 1-28-14 meeting so that it could be discussed. At the time of meeting Ponte received a text stating they would not be able to attend.

Chili cook off helps Copper Fire

According to Isabel, event coordinator for Town Square, the annual Town Square Chili cook off event raised $5101 for the Copperopolis Volunteer Fire department. 

According to Volunteer Dept President Don Rollings the monies collected will be spent on new equipment and replacement of outdated equipment and supplies.

Prime Rib this Friday at the Old Corner

Copper Run through my lens

Over 400 photos were shot at the 25th annual Copper Run on Saturday January 25th.
Enjoy! And if you missed this year....mark your calendars for next year...the fourth Saturday in January.

For more photos CLICK HERE

When we receive results of the race we will post them. I have been told it could take up to a week.

Monday, January 27, 2014

New Melones Fishing Report from Glory Hole Sports

1-27-14 Fishing Report

Water Conditions:  New Melones Lake is currently holding
1,046,907 acre-feet of water.  The lake level dropped very little this week and is currently at 949 ft. above sea level and 137 ft. from full.  The water is very clear in some areas and slightly stained in others, with a little bit of debris on the surface.  The average water temperature is 52-55 degrees with some areas reaching 57-58 degrees on warm sunny days.  The lake has turned over.  The docks have been moved to the middle ramp on Glory Hole Point.    
Donovan Deck caught a nice rainbow while bank fishinh near the 49 Bridge.

Possible person down Hunt Road and Hwy 4

1-27-14 5:19 pm 
Call of a person down on Hwy 4 and Hunt Rd.
Emergency crews responding. Use caution if in the area.

CA Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection and CalFire - Proclamation suspending burning permits


On all State Responsibility Areas within the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit

Due to the extreme menace of wildfire and its potential to destroy life, property, and natural resources; and due to current and predicted fire weather, the lack of precipitation, the dryness of vegetation, and the increase fire activity; “unusual fire conditions” exist as described in Section 4423(b) of the Public Resources Code. Per that section and under the authority vested in me by the Director of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection; I declare that burn permits are required for all open burning, except for campfires, in the State Responsibility Areas of the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit until further notice. In addition, under the authority vested in me by the Director as per Section 4423.1 of the Public Resources Code, I hereby proclaim the following types of burning restrictions and exceptions:

CALFIRE - Outdoor Burning Suspended

San Andreas – Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8AM, the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will suspend outdoor burning within State Responsibility Areas of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice

Statewide, California is experiencing record-breaking low rainfall, low humidity, and low fuel moisture levels, along with higher than normal temperatures and increased fire activity. These conditions are expected to continue.

Possible rain later this week

  • 1-27-14
  • Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light and variable wind.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • Wednesday A 30 percent chance of rain after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Light and variable wind.
  • Wednesday Night A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 43.
  • Thursday Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Thursday Night A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 33.
  • Friday A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
  • Friday Night A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Lake Tulloch Lions Crab Feed 2-1-13

Copper Library looking for good books and good people

Due to library moving no donations are being accepted at this time. Doors will reopen in new location in Lake Tulloch Plaza in March. Date DBA
Copper Library is looking for donations of newly published books, DVDs (most ratings) and Audio Books on CD.
We are also looking to recruit reliable & friendly people who are interested in volunteering @ the library so the library can be open longer hours.  Must be willing to work 2-3 hours/wk .  Volunteer application is online at the Calaveras County Library Website or please stop in and visit the library on  a Wednesday or Thursday between 10-5.

Possible vehicle accident Hwy 4 and O'Byrnes

Update: 7:09
2 ambulances requested, two patients for transport.
Update: 7:05 1-27-14
Vehicle off road on its side, O'Byrnes Ferry Road cross of Hwy 4.
1-27-14 7:00 am
A vehicle accident has been reported on O'Byrnes Ferry and Hwy 4. Emergency crews responding. Please use caution if in the area.

Copper Gazette welcomes new advertiser - Copperopolis Pharmacy and Medical Supply

In late December Kevin and Cindy Tom opened the doors to the new Copperopolis Pharmacy, a Good Neighbor Pharmacy, conveniently located at 39 Cosmic Court on O'Byrnes Ferry Drive next to the thrift shop.

Kevin received his license from UOP 25 years ago and previously owned a Pharmacy in Sacramento. Cindy is a science teacher and a pharmacy tech. The couple still resides in Sacramento but are looking for homes here in Copper, "We love this community" said Kevin.

Copperopolis pharmacy accepts most all insurances with the exception of SSI as they are simply waiting for the paperwork to process.

The Copperopolis Pharmacy carries generic and name brand prescription medicines as well as over the counter medicines. They have a fully stocked pharmacy to meet all your needs.

Board of Supervisors 1-28-14 meeting agenda

To view the Board of Supervisors 1-28-14 meeting agenda in PDF CLICK HERE

Volunteer firefighter Driver training at Copper Fire

Over the past few weeks you may have noticed and increase in fire vehicles about town and at Copper Fire running through their paces on a cone track as well as quite a bit of water flowing from engines and tenders at Town Square. This was all in preparation to serve you, the community.

The class was a Driver Operator 1A for county volunteer firefighters, taught by Battalion Chief Jim Toy of both Copper and Murhpys Fire.

Volunteers from West Point, San Andreas, Central Fire, Sutter Creek, Murphys, and Altaville-Melones participated in the driver operator course. The course, taught by Battalion Chief Jim Toy a volunteer with Copper Fire and Murhys, consisted of 40 hours of defensive driving - 16 hours behind the wheel - and an additional 16 hours on basic pump operations. 

A cone course was set up at Copper Fire for the city street portion of the behind the wheel course whereas approximately 40 acres of rugged wildland in the backhills of Copper was used for the behind the wheel training for wildland.

Pump training occurred at Town Square.

Passing on Ripples of Kindness Project

2014 THEME:  Create a ripple of kindness, by doing one random act of kindness every day !
A small group of local residents are working together to encourage and promote random acts of kindness throughout  Calaveras county.  In 1995, the Angels Camp City Council passed a proclamation that Angels Camp is a Kindness Zone.  Once again we are asking the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors to pass a county-wide Kindness Zone proclamation as well.   (both the city and county have proclaimed kindness zones)

To learn more about Calaveras county's own the seeds of kindness activities visit our local website at 
To learn more about random acts of kindness National activities visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation website at

Lions Crab Feed auction items

If you have not gotten your ticket for the anual Lake Tulloch Lions Club Crab feed get 'em soon as they are going fast!

The Lions Club site was recently updated to include some of the aution prizes and gift baskets.One item is a 42" TV LED Digital ATSC timer, LCD Full HDTV Full High Definition 1920 X 1080, resolution,  LED 42C45RQ 1080 P, 16.9 wide screen Aspect Ratio , 3.6 slim design 2 HDMI Input.

To view some of the gift baskets available for raffle or auction at the Annual Crab Feed visit the Lake Tulloch Lions website at

Crab Feed tickets can be purchased from Century 21, Micki & Larrys Sports Pub, Umpqua Bank, and Saddle Creek Resort.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Honor the Fallen 1-8-14 to 1-17-14

Army Sgt. Drew M. Scobie

Died January 10, 2014 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

25, of Kailua, Hawaii; assigned to HQ and HQ Btry, 1st Bn, 487th Field Arty, Hawaii Army National Guard, Oahu, Hawaii; died Jan. 10, at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in an aircraft crash.

Army Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams

Died January 10, 2014 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

27, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; assigned to Det 53, Operational Support Airlift Cmd, Joint Force HQ, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.; died Jan. 10, at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in an aircraft crash.


Army Spc. Andrew H. Sipple

Died January 17, 2014 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

22, of Cary, N.C.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Jan. 17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in a noncombat incident.

 Number of Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014


San Andreas Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8AM, the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will suspend outdoor burning within State Responsibility Areas of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice
Statewide, California is experiencing record-breaking low rainfall, low humidity, and low fuel moisture levels, along with higher than normal temperatures and increased fire activity. These conditions are expected to continue.