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01/19/2021 - Calaveras County-Notice of Virtual Public Hearing for Potential Community Development Block Grant Co
San Andreas, CA...NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Calaveras will conduct a virtual Public Hearing at 4:00PM., or soon thereafter, on January 19, 2021 via a Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 960 5194 5837 Passcode: 061960 to consider the following item:


POTENTIAL PROGRAM(S) FOR INCLUSION IN THE STATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CDBG-CV) APPLICATION – The Board of Supervisors will consider potential CDBG-CV programs and provide direction for staff to prepare an application in response to the release of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for CDBG-CV funds for COVID-19 related activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents.

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is will be publishing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CDBG-CV1, CV2 and CV3) funds. Eligible cities and counties may submit applications for CDBG-CV funds under the upcoming NOFA. It is estimated that the County of Calaveras will be eligible to receive funds based on a formula allocation provided by HCD. The County is expected to receive a total of $173,220 under CV1 funding and a total of $633,335 for CV2 and CV3 funding.

Eligible activities paid for with State CDBG funds must meet one of the three National Objectives listed in CDBG Federal Statutes as follows: benefit to low-income households or persons (also called Low/Mod Benefit), slum and blight (addressing physical problems in specific neighborhoods) or meeting urgent community development need (a need resulting from a state or federal declared disaster or posing unforeseen risks to health and safety). In addition, eligible activities must be used directly to prevent, prepare for or respond to COVID-19 and meet CDBG requirements as provided and directed by HCD in the published NOFA and outlined in their plan as follows:

• Public services to respond to COVID-19 impacts
• Public facility improvements to increase capacity for healthcare facilities and improve public facility safety
• Housing facilities for persons experiencing homelessness, including acquisition and rehabilitation
• Economic development to support needs of local businesses to retain and bring back jobs impacted by COVID-19

The County of Calaveras anticipates submitting an application under this NOFA. The County does not expect to expend any Program Income dollars in the next program year/contract term.

The County promotes fair housing and makes all its programs available to low- and moderate-income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status or handicap.

Where You Come In:
The purpose of this public hearing/meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known regarding what types of eligible activities the County should be applying for under the State CDBG program.

Any member may virtually participate in the meeting and be heard on the item described in this notice, or members of the public may submit written comments to the Clerk of Board prior to the meeting by personal delivery or by mail to: Clerk’s Office, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd. San Andreas, CA 95249.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact Kris Redman at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (209) 754-6613 or email at If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the County of Calaveras, attention: Kris Redman at

For More Information:
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the item described in this notice, please call the Kris Redman meeting by calling (209) 754-6613 or email at The State Action Plan Substantial Amendment for the CARES Act funding may be accessed at: State CDBG NOFA’s can be accessed at:
01/06/2021 - Calaveras Public Health Offering Free COVID-19 Testing in San Andreas and Copperopolis
San Andreas, CA...On Monday, January 4, 2021, Calaveras Public Health announced that it will be offering no-cost COVID-19 testing in San Andreas and Copperopolis. Testing location, days and times vary.

SAN ANDREAS - January 6, 2021 San Andreas Library 1299 Gold Hunter Road 9:00AM - 2:00PM

COPPEROPOLIS - January 7, 2021 The Armory 695 Main Street 9:30AM - 1:30PM

No appointment is needed. Register ahead and show up anytime during testing hours. People can register using a QR code or by visiting Masks covering your nose and mouth are required. Other dates and locations will be announced.

The test is a self-administered nasal swab. It only goes into the nostril a little bit to gather a sample. Results typically take 1-3 days, though the actual time may vary. You will receive your results online. A text and email notification will be sent when results are ready.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, people should take these steps while waiting for test results:
 Stay home and away from others
 Monitor your health for symptoms of COVID-19
 Think about the people you have recently been around. This will be important information to give health workers if your test is positive.
 Answer the phone call from Calaveras Public Health or call 754-6460 if your test is positive.
Testing for COVID-19 is advised, especially:
 People who have symptoms of COVID-19
 People who have had close contact with someone that is confirmed to have COVID-19
 People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider

No-cost testing will continue to be available at the OptumServe COVID-19 testing site in Sonora. The site is located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Blake Elliot Building (Creekside), 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora, CA 95370. The OptumServe site is open 7 days a week. If you would like to be tested for COVID-19 please register at or call (888) 634-1123. Additional COVID-19 test sites can be found on the Calaveras County COVID-19 website.

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The virus is spreading in the community. Stay safe by taking some simple precautions. The best ways to avoid exposure to COVID-19 are to:
 Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth in public places and anywhere you will be around people who do not live with you, including close friends and family.
 Wash your hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
 Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
 Stay home if you are sick.
 Avoid crowds

Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The symptoms of COVID-19 include:
 Fever or chills
 Cough
 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
 Fatigue
 Muscle or body aches
 Headache
 New loss of taste or smell
 Sore throat
 Congestion or runny nose
 Nausea or vomiting
 Diarrhea

A person who has tested positive with COVID-19 may not have all or any of these symptoms. A person who has tested positive but does not have any symptoms is considered asymptomatic and can still pass on the virus to others while they are infectious.

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing signs, seek emergency care immediately:
To receive information and resources related to COVID-19 visit the Calaveras County COVID-19 website.
 Trouble breathing
 New confusion or weakness
 Bluish lips or face
 Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
 Inability to wake or stay awake
12/30/2020 - CA Small Business Relief Grant Program Meeting!
San Andreas, CA...CA Small Business Relief Grant Program Meeting. December 30, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Need Help with Your Application?

12/25/2020 - Free Christmas Day Dinner From Murphys Friends
Murphys, CA... Murphys Friends offer free dinners on Christmas Day in Murphys, San Andreas, and Valley Springs! Information - 736-6177,  Delivery In Calaveras - 736-1415.  Drive through pick up: 12 to 3 pm.  Pre-Order - 736-6177. Pick Up Locations At: Native Sons - Murphys, Treats - San Andreas, Mar-Val - Valley Springs. Partially Donated by Gateway Press

12/05/2020 - Calaveritas Vegetation Management Burn Near Calaveritas & Old Gulch
San Andreas , CA...California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be completing a hazardous fuel reduction burn near the intersection of Calaveritas Road and Old Gulch Road South of the community of San Andreas California on Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th, 2020.  The burn encompasses approximately 50 acres of annual grass, brush and oak woodland within view of Calaveritas Road.

The purpose of the burn is to clear hazardous fuels on the site to improve cattle grazing and to serve as a fuel break in the event of wildfire. This site also provides various topography and chaparral species beneficial for training on live fire, as well as Fireline bulldozer operations.

The burn is anticipated to begin between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and is expected to last 6 to 8 hours. The public may see smoke or fire during these times from Highway 49, and Mountain Ranch Road or near the community of Calaveritas.

Control lines and established roadways will be used to prevent the spread of fire to areas outside the burn unit. Firefighters will remain at scene until all hotspots are out.

Cooperating agencies assisting the CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit with the burn include the San Andreas Fire Protection District and the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District.

For additional information on preparing for and preventing wildfires visit:
Follow us on Twitter: @CALFIRETCU and on Facebook @CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit
11/24/2020 - Thanksgiving for Your Pets! Free Microchipping & Pet Food on November 24th
San Andreas, CA...Thanksgiving for Your Pets! Free Microchipping & Pet Food on November 24th! Complete details on the flyer below....

11/21/2020 - Food Drive for the Food Bank This Saturday in Angels Camp, San Andreas & Valley Springs
San Andreas, CA...Hi Friends ... Our final push for our Turkey & Food Drive for Santa's Express will be this Saturday, November 21st! Please help us provide a wonderful Holiday meal for members of our community in need.
We will collecting donations from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Save Mart (Angels Camp) Treats (San Andreas) and Mar Val Grocery Store (Valley Springs).

If you would like to make a donation to support hungry families in Calaveras County -
11/21/2020 - Training Exercise on November 21 for Calaveras Animal Disaster Service
San Andreas, CA...CADS will be conducting a Trailering & Communication Exercise on Nov 21 from 10am ~ noon. CADS responding team of trailers and vehicles will stage in San Andreas and will caravan through Glencoe and Wilseyville then return through Mountain Ranch to the staging area, checking radio communication along the route. If you're interested in meeting our team, finding out what we do, or volunteering to help animals, message us for more details.


Calaveras Animal Disaster Service - CADS
Training Exercise 11/21/2020
1. Familiarization with county roads from Wilseyville to San Andreas.
2. Test the concept of using pilot vehicles to lead evacuation trailers into a disaster area.
3. Test communications among responding vehicles using cell phones with handheld radios as
Respond to a request for animal evacuation at the intersection of Rail Road Flat Rd and Blizzard Mine
Hwy 49 – San Andreas to Mokelumne Hill
Hwy 26 – Mokelumne Hill to Rail Road Flat Rd
Railroad Flat Road to Mountain Ranch Rd
Mountain Ranch Road to San Andreas
Pilot Vehicle:
The purpose of the pilot vehicle is to ensure that following trailers are alerted to:
• possible places en route where they can be turned around
• approaching vehicles where narrow roads may make it difficult to pass
Staging area - Calaveras Superior Court parking lot, 400 Government Center Dr, San Andreas
When: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 10am - noon
ALERT: Some roads are narrow with tight corners. This route is NOT recommend
for trailers over 20ft long or those with minimal trailer experience. However, pilot vehicles
are encouraged.
11/01/2020 - Final Local Trump Train Before Election is Today from Burson to Mokelumne Hill
Burson, CA...Even though turning California Red instead of blue is a longshot, local Trump supporters are planning a Trump Train to Mokelumne Hill today.   TRUMP TRAIN - Join the Parade! Meet at El Torero in Burson at 2:30, ** Please remain in or near your vehicle **, 3:00 - National Anthem and depart Burson, 3:15 - Valley Springs downtown, 3:30 - San Andreas Main Street, 3:45 - Mokelumne Hill Main Street. Bring your: RV, bus, cars, trucks, jeeps, convertibles, motorcycles, rigs, hot rods, flags, banners hats, t-shirts, bumper stickers and RED, WHITE & BLUE PRO-AMERICAN SPIRIT!!!  rain ends at Wendell's large parking lot in Moke Hill, but of course it really continues all the way back to your home. 🙂

Wine, craft beer, and dinner available at Renegade Winery in Moke Hill until 5:00 if anyone is interested.
If you can't join the Train, consider coming out in one of the towns on our route to show your support! Invite your friends!

Hwy 12 through the 4-way stop in Valley Springs to San Andreas
Left on Main Street in San Andreas to Gold Strike Road
Right on Hwy 49 to Mokelumne Hill
Right on Main Street in Moke Hill
End at Wendell's in Moke Hill on Hwy 49
10/22/2020 - Emergency Road Work on Mountain Ranch Road Starting on 10/22/20 at 2:00 a.m.
San Andreas, CA...The driving public should be advised that there will be one lane traffic controls on Mountain Ranch Road between State Route 49 and Pope Street for emergency road work on Thursday, October 22nd beginning at 2:00 a.m. Calaveras County Public Works Department appreciates your cooperation and will do everything we can to complete the project as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience during this important project. Please feel free to contact us at (209) 754-6401 with any questions.
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