Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933 – 2020

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933 – 2020

Washington, DC…Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served […]

Forest Service Officials Confirm Firefighter Fatality on El Dorado Fire

Forest Service Officials Confirm Firefighter Fatality on El Dorado Fire

San Bernardino, CA…USDA Forest Service officials on the San Bernardino National Forest have confirmed the death of a firefighter on the El Dorado Fire. The incident took place on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters […]

George Henry Middleton (Curley) 1940 – 2020

George Henry Middleton (Curley) 1940 – 2020

Altaville, CA…On September 14, 2020 at his home in Altaville CA, surrounded by Family The Heavens opened at 6:00pm and Curley loaded his Peterbuilt Truck for the final trip to the pearly gates. Thank you Lord for blessing us with George Henry Middleton (Curley) born September 22, 1940. He was a loved Husband, Dad, brother, […]

Lori Duse Weathers 1964 – 2020

Lori Duse Weathers 1964 – 2020

Murphys, CA…Lori Duse Weathers, age 55, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at her family’s home in Salt Lake City, UT. Lori was born September 9, 1964 in Castro Valley, CA to Lawrence and Vivian (Tanghe) Byrnes. A 1982 graduate of Bret Harte HS, she began work with […]

Forest Service Officials Confirm One Fatality, One Injury on August Complex August Complex Wildfire

Forest Service Officials Confirm One Fatality, One Injury on August Complex August Complex Wildfire

Willows, CA…USDA Forest Service officials on the Mendocino National Forest are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a firefighter on the August Complex. Two additional firefighters were involved in the accident. The firefighters were working on the Tatham Fire within the August Complex on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 when the vehicle accident occurred. A […]

Patrick Rueda, 50 Passed Away in Motorcycle Accident on Hwy 26

Patrick Rueda, 50 Passed Away in Motorcycle Accident on Hwy 26

Mokelumne Hill, CA…On August 29, 2020, at approximately 1138 hours, the Stockton Communications Center received a call of a traffic collision involving a solo motorcycle on State Route 26, near Sport Hill Road in the Mokelumne Hill area. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) San Andreas Area Office responded to the scene and discovered […]

Senator Andreas Borgeas on the Passing of Senator Tom Berryhill

Senator Andreas Borgeas on the Passing of Senator Tom Berryhill

Sacramento, CA…Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) issued the following statement upon learning of the solemn news of Senator Tom Berryhill’s passing: “Our community has lost a giant. Tom Berryhill led a dedicated life of service to his community both in the California Legislature and the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors,” said Senator Borgeas. “Tom was my […]

Senate Republican Leader Grove on Passing of Former Republican Senator Tom Berryhill

Senate Republican Leader Grove on Passing of Former Republican Senator Tom Berryhill

Sacramento, CA…Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement on the recent passing of former Republican Senator Tom Berryhill: “I am saddened to learn about the passing of my friend Tom Berryhill who was a true statesman, a small business owner, and a farmer from Calaveras County. Business and farm groups considered Tom […]

Remembering Chadwick Boseman, 1977-2020

Remembering Chadwick Boseman, 1977-2020

Burbank, CA…Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking film Black Panther, has passed away at the age of 43. “We are all heartbroken by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman—an extraordinary talent, and one of the most gentle and giving souls I have ever met,” said Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of […]

Donald McNeal 1948 – 2020

Donald McNeal 1948 – 2020

Arnold, CA…Donald McNeal passed away on July 31, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his brother-in-law John Coppolo (Judy, deceased), and nieces, Catherine Rossetto (Chris) and Jennifer Stetson (Dave). He is also survived by his ex-wife and good friend, Patricia Roma, and her nieces, Ursula Roma and Axie Roma, nephews, […]

Darren Vernon Jones 1965 – 2020

Darren Vernon Jones 1965 – 2020

Angels Camp, CA…Darren Vernon Jones of Angels Camp passed away on 08/06/2020. He was born in Oakdale, CA to Mary Louise Smith Jones and Lester Vernon Jones. Darren is survived by his wife Brenda, his son Tim Jones, his mother Mary Louise Jones Ardito, all of Angels Camp; his son Travis Rankin of Georgia, and […]

Calaveras Wine Country Has Lost Stephen Collum, One of the Greats!

Calaveras Wine Country Has Lost Stephen Collum, One of the Greats!

Murphys, CA…The Calaveras wine industry has lost a great mentor, innovator, vineyard manager and friend. Stephen Collum, 64, the founder of Murphys-based Vineyard Concepts consulting and management company, passed suddenly on August 11th at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stockton.  Members of the Calaveras Wine Industry Remember Steve as a dear friend, mentor, innovator, educator and […]

The Community Turned out for Matt Romero’s Celebration of Life Procession

The Community Turned out for Matt Romero’s Celebration of Life Procession

Douglas Flat, CA…This morning friends, family, coworkers, law enforcement & fire fighters took park in a Celebration of Life Procession that started in Angels Camp and wound its way through many of Matt’s favorite places and finished up traveling through Murphys. They were not going to let COVID prevent them from giving their friend a […]

South County Fire Departments Took Part in Procession for Matt Romero

South County Fire Departments Took Part in Procession for Matt Romero

Angels Camp, CA…From Angels Camp & Altaville Melones Fire Departments…”We were honored today to participate in a procession for Matt Romero, long time friend of public safety in Calaveras County. Matt was an employee of Sam Berry Towing and we all have had many interactions with him. RIP Friend from all of us at Angels […]

All Eight Service Members Presumed Deceased in Training Accident after Search Concludes

All Eight Service Members Presumed Deceased in Training Accident after Search Concludes

Camp Pendleton, CA…After an extensive 40-hour search, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group concluded their search and rescue operation for seven missing Marines and one Sailor, today. All eight service members are presumed deceased The 15th MEU and the ARG leadership determined that there was […]

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