California Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Center Advisory Board Taps Mark Twain Medical Center CEO Bob Diehl as New Appointee to Focus on Access to Care for Rural Hospitals

California Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Center Advisory Board Taps Mark Twain Medical Center CEO Bob Diehl as New Appointee to Focus on Access to Care for Rural Hospitals

San Andreas, CA…Dignity Health announced that Bob Diehl, President and CEO of Mark Twain Medical Center, has been named to the California Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Center Advisory Board. Diehl’s three-year term begins Jan. 1, 2018. “I’m excited to join an advisory board that is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of patients in rural […]

Winter is Here, at Least for the Next Few Days.

Winter is Here, at Least for the Next Few Days.

Arnold, CA…Winter has arrived along the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada according to the National Weather Service. Today Rain at lower elevations…and rain and snow at higher elevations. Highs 35 to 50 higher elevations…44 to 59 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations…3 to 5 inches higher elevations. Snow level 6500 feet increasing to above […]

“Tackle Your Health” Sparks Men’s Health Conversation

“Tackle Your Health” Sparks Men’s Health Conversation

San Andreas, CA…It’s a fact, most men do not talk about their health – with family, friends or especially with a physician. That’s changing in Calaveras County where four community-minded men are speaking out on the topic during Men’s Health Month in November. Bret Harte High School Coach Casey Kester, Calaveras High School Coach Jason […]

Mother Lode League Football Regular Season Winds Down

Mother Lode League Football Regular Season Winds Down

Sonora, CA…The Bret Harte Bullfrogs traveled to Sonora the Frogs ended up on the smaller side of of a 70-15 final score. Calaveras quieted the roar of the Linden Lions 49-0. Summerville rolled over Amador 35-10. Argonaut ended up on the south end of a non-conference game against Dixon 7-35

Calaveras Deputies Assist BLM with Marijuana Eradication

Calaveras Deputies Assist BLM with Marijuana Eradication

Railroad Flat, CA…On 10/31/2017 Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the Bureau of Land Management and TRIDENT (Tri County Drug Enforcement Team) in serving a search warrant for an illegal marijuana grow near the 2000 block of Independence Cemetery Road, Railroad Flat. After securing the scene law enforcement personnel seized 595 marijuana plants, approximately 400 […]

Men’s Health is Workshop Focus for the Month of November

Men’s Health is Workshop Focus for the Month of November

San Andreas, CA…Men’s health is the topic of a free workshop on Nov. 9 at Mark Twain Medical Center. “Tackle Your Health” is the theme for the 10 a. m. to noon event focusing on lifestyle and health resources for men. A variety of presenters and health resource organizations will be featured and lunch is […]

Mountain Ranch Haunt Walk, Harvest Festival and Masquerade Ball

Mountain Ranch Haunt Walk, Harvest Festival and Masquerade Ball

Mountain Ranch, CA…On Saturday, October 28th from 10am-4:30 pm, we are also hosting the Harvest Fest at the MRYA Resource Center. The Harvest Fest is a family-oriented event with entertainment, activities for the kids and adults, vendors and food. 10 am-Noon: Fiddler Blake Ritter, Noon: Bake Sale, 1:00-4:30 pm: Brian Jirka and The Cabby Band. […]

CUSD Teachers Strike is Over! All CUSD Schools to Open Tomorrow Staffed By CUSD Teachers

CUSD Teachers Strike is Over!  All CUSD Schools to Open Tomorrow Staffed By CUSD Teachers

San Andreas, CA…An agreement was reached today between the district and the teachers union, as a result of ongoing negotiations. All schools will be open tomorrow, with Calaveras Unified teachers in place, so that we can begin to move forward together. I apologize for the impact of the teachers strike and sincerely look forward to […]

CUSD Elementary Schools Reopening on Monday, October 23

CUSD Elementary Schools Reopening on Monday, October 23

San Andreas, CA…All elementary school sites will be open effective Monday, October 23. There will be sufficient staffing in place, using CUSD staff as well as substitute staff, to provide a safe, secure and productive learning environment for our elementary students. We are also working to re-open our middle school and high schools as soon […]

CTA Stands in Solidarity with Calaveras Teachers

CTA Stands in Solidarity with Calaveras Teachers

Burlingame, CA…California Teachers Association President Eric Heins issued the following statement today in support of the Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association’s strike over unresolved disputes concerning class sizes, school safety issues and professional pay. “All students, regardless of ZIP code, deserve a quality education taught by highly qualified teachers, and that is especially true for our […]

Negotiations Continue Between CUSD & Teacher’s Union. CUSD Offers 2% Signing Bonus & 3% Salary Increase

Negotiations Continue Between CUSD & Teacher’s Union.  CUSD Offers 2% Signing Bonus & 3% Salary Increase

San Andreas, CA…As CUSD continues negotiations with the Calaveras Unified Educators Association (CUEA), the district is working to address areas of need without jeopardizing our fiscal ability to provide programs to meet the needs of our students. To date, our offers have already provided the following: · Reduced class sizes in grades TK-3 to 24:1 […]

Calaveras Teachers Remain on Picket Lines; Will Canvass Community for Support to End Strike

Calaveras Teachers Remain on Picket Lines; Will Canvass Community for Support to End Strike

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras teachers are back on the picket lines today after talks Wednesday failed to settle a fair contract for teachers. “We thought we had a deal on Wednesday, we came in ready to settle this and not strike based on what we heard from Superintendent Mark Campbell and the school board. And it […]

Due to Teachers Strike all Calaveras Unified Schools to Remain Closed on Friday

Due to Teachers Strike all Calaveras Unified Schools to Remain Closed on Friday

San Andreas, CA…Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding available teaching and support staff due to the teachers strike, and the resulting inability to secure sufficient staffing to operate safe, secure and productive schools, all CUSD schools will be closed on Friday. We are working to determine who will be reporting to their assigned positions and what […]

Schools Forced to Close as Calaveras Teachers Strike

Schools Forced to Close as Calaveras Teachers Strike

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras teachers are on strike today after late night talks failed to settle a fair contract for teachers. The 138 teachers in the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) will be picketing at eight locations. Superintendent Mark Campbell was forced to close schools for today, despite claiming last week that the district was prepared […]

Striking Teachers Forcing All CUSD Schools to Close Thursday & Probably Friday

Striking Teachers Forcing All CUSD Schools to Close Thursday & Probably Friday

San Andreas, CA…Update on Calaveras Unified Negotiations (CUSD and CUEA-Teachers) and the Teachers Strike. District officials and teacher leaders engaged in informal negotiations late into Wednesday night, yet were unable to reach a resolution to the contract negotiations. CUSD Teachers, as communicated on Tuesday, plan to start their official strike on Thursday, October 19. The […]

Commission on Aging Recognizes 2017 Senior Volunteers

Commission on Aging Recognizes 2017 Senior Volunteers

San Andreas, CA…On October 11, 2017, the Calaveras County Commission on Aging celebrated the annual selection of the Senior Volunteer of the Year with four top awards on behalf of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors. Lifetime of the Year award was presented to King McPherson of Murphys, Senior Volunteer Man of the Year was […]

Teachers Union Calls For Strike Starting October 19th Citing Inadequate Pay, Out-of-Control Class Sizes & School Safety Issues

Teachers Union Calls For Strike Starting October 19th Citing Inadequate Pay, Out-of-Control Class Sizes & School Safety Issues

San Andreas, CA…Today 138 teachers in the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) announced that they will go on strike. The Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association (CUEA) will go out on strike Thursday, October 19, 2017, over unresolved disputes concerning class sizes, school safety issues and professional pay. “We don’t want to strike, but we will for […]

Calaveras Unified Educators Set October 19th Strike Date

Calaveras Unified Educators Set October 19th Strike Date

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras Unified Educators Association (CUEA) has set a strike date of Thursday, October 19, 2017. While we are close to agreement on most items and issues being negotiated, the most significant gap appears to be with teacher compensation. We have offered a 2% salary increase and they have proposed a 6.5% salary […]

Men’s Health is Workshop Focus for the Month of November

Men’s Health is Workshop Focus for the Month of November

San Andreas, CA…Men’s health is the topic of a free workshop on Nov. 9 at Mark Twain Medical Center. “Tackle Your Health” is the theme for the 10 a. m. to noon event focusing on lifestyle and health resources for men. A variety of presenters and health resource organizations will be featured and lunch is […]

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