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Winter death toll raises concerns about Amador’s roadways

George Williams says he will forever think of Ridge Road and Hamricks Grade as “Dead Man’s Hill,” after three separate vehicles plummeted off its edge in a matter of hours on Dec. 30, resulting in multiple injuries and two fatalities. Among the dead was Williams’ friend, Iris Davy.


Three People, Including 1-Year-Old Girl, Killed in Crash near Placerville on Highway 50

PLACERVILLE — Three people, including an infant, were killed in a crash on Highway 50 near Placerville. Just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 51-year-old man was driving a Volvo westbound on Highway 50 near Camino Heights Drive when he lost control and spun out into the eastbound lanes.


ACUSD applies for Class Size Reduction Program

Several items were discussed Wednesday at the Amador County Unified School District board of trustees meeting, including the district’s 2009-10 audit report, class size reductions for kindergarten through third grade and a public hearing to reduce the number of board members from seven to five.


California Bill Would Mandate Full-Day Kindergarten

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Full-day kindergarten could become law in California by 2021. A new bill introduced in the California Assembly to extend kindergarten piggybacks on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s goal to invest $2 billion for early learning.


Calaveras' 19th consecutive road game ends in defeat

JACKSON – There are plenty of excuses Calaveras head coach Kraig Clifton could have used after suffering a 54-49 road loss to the Argonaut Mustangs. He could have said that Friday was the 19th consecutive road game his team has played. He could have pointed to poor officiating. Or, he could have bla


Squatters arrested in Mokelumne Hill

Two squatters were discovered in Mokelumne Hill Jan. 11 after a Realtor found used dishes and smelled cigarette smoke behind a locked bedroom door in a home she was about to show.


Physical game ends with a Calaveras victory

JACKSON – It’s hard to imagine that a team with an overall record of 10-3 was playing in a must-win game. However, that was exactly what the Calaveras High School girls’ basketball team was facing Friday night.


Gang of thieves hits Thompsons Toyota

This slideshow requires JavaScript. A brazen bunch of thieves who reportedly target large auto dealers in Northern California apparently has struck in Placerville, causing an estimated loss of more than a million dollars at Thompsons Toyota and Chrysler on Forni Road.


Jackson allegations and fight over them return with new film

LOS ANGELES — An attorney representing two Michael Jackson accusers who appear in an upcoming documentary says their sexual-abuse allegations have not been discredited as the Jackson estate says, and deserve to be heard.


The Latest: Northern California braces for heavy storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):. Light rain is falling in some parts of Northern California ahead of a Pacific storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds that could unleash mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history.


Our oldest Zinfandel vineyard gets a birthday party

If you are a fan of the Zinfandel grape, there is an important birthday around the corner. The oldest Zinfandel vineyard in the United States soon turns 150 years old, and the venerable vines happen to be in our own backyard.


Major, multi-vehicle collision in Camino

The Placerville office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating a serious collision on Highway 50 near Camino Heights Drive that occurred Tuesday evening. Officials are asking motorists to avoid the area.


County Supervisor Finds Shen Yun Powerful and Moving

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Frank Axe, a county supervisor in District 4 of Amador County, California, attended Shen Yun Performing Arts with his wife on Jan. 11 in Sacramento. They both like watching dance, and they were impressed by what they saw in Shen Yun.


One bad night brings out the best

Stolen guitars and pinched memories. That’s what Frank Allen contemplated the Friday after Thanksgiving when he opened his Drytown Club and discovered it had been raided by thieves in the night. It could have been a sad tale, but since then, people have let Allen and company know exactly how much th


At least 3 dead from crash on Hwy. 50

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Three people were killed in a car crash, just east of Placerville, Tuesday night. According to CHP-Placerville, one vehicle lost control along Hwy. 50 near Camino. It's unclear how many people were involved in the crash.


PG&E to stop offering Butte Fire settlements ‘at this time’

Pacific and Electric & Gas Company plans to file for voluntary reorganization (bankruptcy) as early as Jan. 29, 2019, according to a regulatory filing released on Monday. The decision came after two years of financial uncertainty in dealing with anticipated and existing wildfire litigation. The util


Sundance adds documentary about Michael Jackson accusers

LOS ANGELES — Sundance said Wednesday that a documentary about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse will premiere at its film festival later this month, while the Jackson estate called the film "just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations."


Waterloo Region towing community comes together to honour fallen driver

They may be competitors when it comes to business, but in the end, the towing industry is a community. That community feel was on display with a near-kilometre-long procession of tow trucks on Saturday night to show support for a fallen colleague.


19-car pileup leaves 35 injured in Southern California's Cajon Pass

(AP) - Numerous vehicles have collided in a foggy mountain pass as a storm system passes through Southern California. The San Bernardino County Fire Department says 19 vehicles collided Wednesday morning on the southbound side of Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.


Calaveras falls on home court to Amador

When Calaveras returned to play on its home court for the first time since the first game of the season, the homecoming didn’t go as planned. Calaveras dropped its second in a row in a 68-61 loss to Amador Tuesday night at Mike Flock Gym in San Andreas.