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 […]

Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

San Francisco, CA…San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis: “Today, America mourns the loss of one of the greatest heroes of American history: Congressman John Lewis, the Conscience of the Congress. “John Lewis was a titan of the civil rights movement whose goodness, […]

Steven W. Ranker August 9, 1944 – June 23, 2020

Steven W. Ranker August 9, 1944 – June 23, 2020

Angels Camp, CA…Steven W. Ranker of Angels Camp passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020. He was 75 years old. All who knew Steve can easily picture his welcoming smile and hear his hearty laugh. He was a loving and loyal family man who always put others before himself. Born to William and Glennadine Ranker in […]

Drowning Victim Recovered in Lake Camanche

Drowning Victim Recovered in Lake Camanche

Burson, CA…On June 28th, 2020, at about 12:25 PM, The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a drowning victim at Lake Camanche, Burson Ca. Witnesses reported a 12-year-old male entered the water near the Eucalyptus Day use area. A few minutes later, the 12-year-old began having trouble due to the uneven lake bottom and […]

Gerald Leroy Giuffra II has Passed Away at 58

Gerald Leroy Giuffra II has Passed Away at 58

San Andreas, CA…Gerald Leroy Giuffra II (Jerry) unexpectedly passed away on June 23 at 58. He was a life long resident of Calaveras. He is survived by his adoring sister Debbie Sellick, the love of his life Kathy, that he cherished for 30 years. His sons Jerry III, James and Jake and his grandchildren Junior, […]

Young Antioch Man Lost His Life in Rainbow Pools Yesterday

Young Antioch Man Lost His Life in Rainbow Pools Yesterday

Groveland, CA…From the Tuolumne Sheriff’s Office…”We have some tragic news to share. Last night, our deputies, Search and Rescue, and Dive Team were called to Rainbow Pools in Groveland. We responded to a call someone fell into the water and had not surfaced. The body of 19-year-old Alvin Reyes Jr. of Antioch was later recovered […]

Santa Cruz Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller’s Life Was Taken in Ambush Saturday Afternoon

Santa Cruz Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller’s Life Was Taken in Ambush Saturday Afternoon

Santa Cruz, CA…From the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office…”On Saturday June 6th at around 1:30 p.m., we received a call about a suspicious van parked off the road near Jamison Creek, Boulder Creek. The caller saw guns and bomb making materials inside the van. When deputies arrived, the van was seen leaving the area and tried […]

Nathan Daniel Peoples February 24, 1978 ~ May 3, 2020

Nathan Daniel Peoples February 24, 1978 ~ May 3, 2020

Deshler, NE…Nathan Daniel Peoples of Deshler, NE the son of Keith and Lynda (Clausen) Peoples was born February 24, 1978 in Manhattan, KS. He departed this life Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Bryan West in Lincoln, NE at the age of 42 years. Nathan grew up many different places because his dad was in the […]

Charles Brechtel, 62 Passed Away in Motorcycle Collision on O’Byrnes Ferry Road

Charles Brechtel, 62 Passed Away in Motorcycle Collision on O’Byrnes Ferry Road

Copperopolis, CA…On April 25, 2020, at approximately 1752 hours, Brechtel was riding his Harley Davidson northbound on O’Byrnes Ferry Road south of Duchess Drive. Mason was driving her Chevrolet southbound on O’Byrnes Ferry Road south of Duchess Drive. Brechtel allowed his motorcycle to cross the double yellow lines into the southbound lane, and he collided […]