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All Day Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Training New Hogan Vegetation Management Plan
San Andreas, CA...California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit will be completing hazardous fuel reduction in cooperation with the CAL FIRE Training Center in the vicinity of Highway 26 and Hogan Dam Road within the community of Rancho Calaveras in Calaveras County from April 21st to May 8th, 2020.

The CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Academy instructs students in the operation of heavy equipment for wildland fire suppression, as well as for fuels reduction in various landscapes. Training will occur on the New Hogan Vegetation Management Plan (VMP), which encompasses three fuels reduction units. This site provides excellent topography and vegetation to conduct field training for this academy. Each unit was selected for fuels treatment due to proximity to densely populated areas between State Highway 26 and New Hogan Reservoir in the Rancho Calaveras area. Additionally, each unit contains a high density of chaparral species where much of the brush exceeds six feet in height. Using heavy equipment during training to reduce these fuels will alleviate threat from damaging wildfire to the residential subdivisions adjacent to the VMP. Treatment of a portion of the approximately 500 acres included in the VMP will be completed during the Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Training.

The training is anticipated to begin daily at approximately 7:30 A.M. and conclude by 5:00 P.M. Monday-Friday. Operations will conclude at 10:00 P.M. during a portion of the identified dates to accommodate training for night operations. The public may observe dust or hear equipment during these times in the Rancho Calaveras area.

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12:00 PM Adventist Health Sonora Invites the Community to Join Them on National Day of Prayer
Sonora, CA...On Thursday, May 7, at noon, Adventist Health Sonora will observe the 69th annual National Day of Prayer virtually, via Facebook Live, so that the community can pray together and support each other spiritually while safely engaging in social distancing.

During this time, as people across the world work to solve the physical, emotional, spiritual, financial and other human needs during the COVID-19 crisis, we can all turn to God to seek wisdom and comfort. Join this virtual event at on May 7, as chaplains from Adventist Health Sonora, along with faith and community leaders from across the region, lead our community in prayer.

About Adventist Health Sonora
Adventist Health Sonora is a not-for-profit 152-bed health care facility including 72 acute beds, 12 swing beds, 68 skilled nursing beds and a large network of clinics, owned and operated by Adventist Health in Roseville, California. In addition to emergency and acute care services, other Adventist Health Sonora services include advanced cardiac care, cancer center, diagnostic imaging, home health, hospice, intensive care, obstetrics, rural health, surgical services, wellness center, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen, and over 20 primary care, urgent care and specialty clinics. The Medical Center provided care for 159,498 outpatient visits, 89,983 diagnostic imaging tests, 29,107 home care visits, 31,150 emergency department visits, and 4,421 hospital discharges in 2017. Staffed by over 180 physicians, 1,490 employees, and 120 volunteers, Adventist Health Sonora is the largest private employer in Tuolumne County. For more information about the Medical Center visit
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San Andreas, CA...Thursdays is Karaoke Night at Gooney's Bar & Grill.  DJ & Drink Specials, Thursdays from 8-11pm

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