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Sonora police receive $198K grant to hire two school resource officers
The Sonora Police Department plans to hire two part-time school resource officers in the new year after receiving a $198,000 grant earlier this month from the California Department of Justice.
Theft suspect returns to store next day. That was his undoing.
The suspect in the theft of thousands of dollars in jewelry from the Walmart in Sonora was captured after he was seen back in the store the next day, police report. On Thursday, Walmart employees saw that nearly $4,000 in merchandise was missing from a display case. Surveillance camera footage showe
Traffic Update….Collision Near Yosemite Rd / Woodham Carne Rd
Sonora, CA…Traffic Update….Collision Near Yosemite Rd / Woodham Carne Rd. Incident: 00109 Type: Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj Location: Yosemite Rd / Woodham Carne Rd Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 37.945517 -120.274651.
A home for Christmas: Family of six moves into house after a year in shelters
Laura Sanders woke up Monday morning at her new home in Sonora to find her youngest children, ages 7 and 9, had snuck into her bed. Sanders said she and her five children were still getting accustomed to the amount of space they have at the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, after being homeless an
California man, previously deported in 2014, goes on 24-hour 'reign of terror' before dying in police chase
A 36-year-old man who had been deported at least once and who owned a lengthy rap sheet died Monday after a day-long "reign of terror" in which he shot and killed someone, carjacked another person and led California police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit.
Future of TCEDA in limbo
The fate of the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority was thrown into question after the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors took action on Tuesday that would trigger the City of Sonora’s automatic withdrawal.
Sonora High board to keep deal with Park Foundation
Support for the freshly inked deal between the Sonora Union High School District and The Park Foundation to sell 112 acres of Wildcat Ranch for $1 million to develop a regional park was apparent Monday night at a specially called meeting of the school board.
California man proposes to girlfriend at home burned down by Camp Fire
On the doorstep of where their home once stood, a man proposed to his girlfriend on Sunday after California's deadly Camp Fire destroyed their house in Paradise. Lukas Schnoor, 27, "kept a special promise" on Sunday when he asked 24-year-old Cassie Oxley to marry him. He wrote on Facebook that he pr
Overnight storm brought rain and snow; more storms later this week
That wet storm that started late Sunday and ended Monday morning brought 1.5 inches to a half-inch of rain to Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, and two more storm systems coming later this week could bring more rain and snow to the Central Sierra.
Man dies in crash following deadly California rampage
PORTERVILLE, Calif. – A man who went on a deadly shooting, carjacking and robbery rampage in California's Central Valley died Monday during a high-speed highway chase during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars, authorities said.
A Tuolumne County tradition, the annual bean feed, carries on
The free Sonora Bean Feed will return on Friday with a local fishing and hunting organization, the Tuolumne County Sportsmen, sponsoring the event. Jim Phelan, president of the Tuolumne County Sportsmen, said the bean feed would be mostly identical to the tradition that was founded 31 years ago by G
Man who ‘illegally’ razed his historic San Francisco home must rebuild an exact replica
Richard Neutra’s legacy of modernist architecture, marbled throughout southern California, has a quieter history in San Francisco. The Austrian-born architect designed just five homes in the city, including a Victorian rowhouse for refugees from Nazi Germany, his first redwood building, along with h
Northern California road trip has plenty to offer
California tourists know big city names such as Sacramento, but a visit to Northern California offers more than one opportunity to enjoy the area. It's a great place for a road trip. Camino, Coloma, Columbia, Jamestown, Placerville, Sonora and Tuolumne County are full of attractions just around the
Community shares hopes for possible regional park
Fifteen people attended a public meeting held Thursday night in Sonora to tell officials with the Tuolumne County Recreation Department what they would like to see in a new regional park.
California jewelry store robbery thwarted after owner's nephew pulls out gun
A California jewelry store owner’s nephew pulled a gun on suspects as the two men allegedly tried to rob his uncle’s store, according to reports. The suspects, caught on video, allegedly tried to stab owner Jean Boujekian during the attempted robbery at Vana Watch and Jewelry in South Pasadena on Fr
Firefighters rescue 6 puppies from burning structure
"Christmas came early" for a fire unit when its crews rescued six puppies from a burning structure near the California-Nevada border Friday. The tiny black dogs were discovered in a "remote area of the state" near Doyle, roughly 45 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection
Lack of movement on solutions to homelessness in Sonora causes frustration
Prospectors came to Sonora in the 1850s to search for gold along Woods Creek, but these days the most abundant finds near the water’s edge are piles of decaying trash left behind from abandoned homeless encampments.
Threat causes lockdown at Columbia Elementary
The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office has reported a lockdown at Columbia Elementary School in response to a threat received from a high school student. Sgt. Andrea Benson said in a press release issued at 10:37 a.m. Thursday that deputies were on campus.
State Water Board Approves Increased Flows for the Lower San Joaquin River
After a marathon hearing at the Cal EPA building in Sacramento, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to set a 40% flow standard for three tributaries — the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers - that flow into the lower San Joaquin River.
Storm expected to bring rough surf, gusty winds to the coast
A storm system is expected to bring gusty winds and a rough surf to the northern California coast on Sunday. The National Weather Service issued a “high surf warning” along the coast from Sonoma County to Monterey County starting at 9 a.m. Sunday that was expected to continue to 9 p.m. Monday, indic