CCWD Board Approves Customer Assistance Program

CCWD Board Approves Customer Assistance Program

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Board of Directors approved a Customer Assistance Program on Wednesday December 5. The program is limited to 200 water customers and 200 sewer customers, and applications for the program will not be available or accepted by CCWD until Wednesday January 2, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served […]

Economy Added 155,000 Jobs in November According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Economy Added 155,000 Jobs in November According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing. Household Survey Data In November, the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent for the third month […]

Analysis Shows 2018 California Wildfires Emitted as Much Carbon Dioxide as an Entire Year’s Worth of Electricity

Analysis Shows 2018 California Wildfires Emitted as Much Carbon Dioxide as an Entire Year’s Worth of Electricity

Washington, DC…U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that according to data analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the 2018 wildfire season in California is estimated to have released emissions equivalent to roughly 68 million tons of carbon dioxide. This number equates to about 15 percent of all California emissions, and it is […]

Camp Fire Claims First Insurance Company Victim

Camp Fire Claims First Insurance Company Victim

Atwater, CA…The Merced Property & Casualty is a small insurance provider that was over exposed in the City of Paradise… “NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 3, 2018, the Superior Court of the City and County of Merced, California entered an Order Appointing Liquidator, in the case entitled Insurance Commissioner of the State of […]

Copper Valley, LLC has Purchased Copperopolis Town Square, Saddle Creek & All Castle & Cook Calaveras Properties

Copper Valley, LLC has Purchased Copperopolis Town Square, Saddle Creek & All Castle & Cook Calaveras Properties

Copperopolis, CA….Copper Valley, LLC announces that on November 15th, 2018 it closed escrow on the entire Calaveras County real estate portfolio owned by Castle & Cooke. The acquisition included the Saddle Creek Golf Resort (www.saddlecreekresort.com), a semi-private golf club and residential community located in the picturesque Sierra Foothills, the Copperopolis Town Square a partially completed […]

Jim Bailey Can Insure Your “Building & Loan” & Help You With All Your Insurance Needs

Jim Bailey Can Insure Your “Building & Loan” & Help You With All Your Insurance Needs

Angels Camp, CA…There’s a new insurance option in town – one with a face many in Calaveras County might find familiar. Jim Bailey, a resident of Murphys, California, has opened his new office at 465 S. Main St in Angels Camp. “When the previous company here made the decision to leave Angels Camp I decided […]

Marriott Announces Potentially 500 Million Customer Records Exposed…

Marriott Announces Potentially 500 Million Customer Records Exposed…

Bethesda, MD…Marriott has taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database.  On November 19, 2018, the investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties* on or before September 10, 2018. On September 8, 2018, Marriott received […]

Ebbetts Pass Fire District Needs Your Help Deciding Our Future

Ebbetts Pass Fire District Needs Your Help Deciding Our Future

Arnold, CA…Ebbetts Pass Fire District Needs Your Help Deciding Their Future. December 11th at 6pm, Independence Hall in White Pines. EPFD is funded, in part, by two special taxes that enable us to provide top notch FIRE and EMS services. The first special tax was voted on and passed in 1998. This provided additional staffing […]

Interested In Purchasing A Home? Call Judy Today for a Personal Consultation!

Interested In Purchasing A Home?  Call Judy Today for a Personal Consultation!

Arnold, CA…Judy Bettencourt purchased a home in Blue Lake Springs in 2004 and decided to make it her full time residence in 2008. Judy has been helping clients with homeownership since 1998. Besides her desire to help people with their dream of home ownership, she has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys hiking and […]

Ebbetts Pass Fire District Receives Office of Traffic Safety Grant for Emergency Response Equipment

Ebbetts Pass Fire District Receives Office of Traffic Safety Grant for Emergency Response Equipment

Arnold, CA…The Ebbetts Pass Fire District (host agency) was awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) of $100,000 for the purchase of Extrication Equipment to assist crash victims and help with emergency response. The grant funded Extrication Equipment can aid in extricating victims from a severely damaged vehicle, reducing the time […]

Google Employees Call on Google to Drop Censored Search Engine for China

Google Employees Call on Google to Drop Censored Search Engine for China

Menlo Park, CA…The following is a link to a statement from a growing list of Google Employees asking them to stop work on a search engine specifically for China…. We are Google employees. Google must drop Dragonfly. We are Google employees and we join Amnesty International in calling on Google to cancel project Dragonfly, Google’s […]

“Unfair Labor Practices Strike” Underway at Columbia College on November 27 and Wednesday, November 28

“Unfair Labor Practices Strike” Underway  at Columbia College on November 27 and Wednesday, November 28

Columbia, CA…What follows is a press release from Yosemite Faculty Assosiation…”YFA writes to correct the misleading and false representations about the state of negotiations and YFA’s anticipated strike in the District’s November 21st statement. With regards to negotiations, the District’s “last, best, and final offer” continues to demand unsustainable class size increases–to 45 students per […]

GM Plans to Cut 15% of Executive Staff & Shutter Some Manufacturing Plants

GM Plans to Cut 15% of Executive Staff & Shutter Some Manufacturing Plants

Detroit, MI…General Motors (NYSE: GM) will accelerate its transformation for the future, building on the comprehensive strategy it laid out in 2015 to strengthen its core business, capitalize on the future of personal mobility and drive significant cost efficiencies. Today, GM is continuing to take proactive steps to improve overall business performance including the reorganization […]

Angels Camp Christmas Parade Grand Marshals Announced Joan and George Loomis Will Lead Parade

Angels Camp Christmas Parade Grand Marshals Announced Joan and George Loomis Will Lead Parade

Angels Camp, CA…Long-time Angels Camp residents Joan and George Loomis, who have fostered 1,200 children in Calaveras County and volunteered countless community service hours, will be the Grand Marshals in the 28th annual Angels Camp Parade of Lights beginning at 5 p.m. November 24. Dwayne Garcia, president of the Angels Camp Business Association, which hosts […]

Local Contractors Encouraged to Bid on Stanislaus National Forest Snow Grooming Contract

Local Contractors Encouraged to Bid on Stanislaus National Forest Snow Grooming  Contract

Sonora, CA…Contracting officials posted a pre-solicitation notice on the Federal Business Opportunity website for snow grooming on the Calaveras and Summit Ranger districts. The notice to vendors announces the forest’s plans to post a contracting solicitation on or about Nov. 15 that will remain open for 15 days. “We are in the middle of our […]

A Stunning Estate, 744 Total Acres, 64 Vineyard Acres, Three Homes, State Water Rights & More! $3,500,000

A Stunning Estate, 744 Total Acres, 64 Vineyard Acres, Three Homes, State Water Rights & More! $3,500,000

Esmeralda Valley, CA…This is the lifestyle! Turnkey Operation. The property at Chatom Vineyards consists of 11 parcels totaling 744.22 acres. 64 planted acres with 13 grape varietals. 60 plus acres of plantable land, 356 acres farmstead currently used for cattle grazing. Many options for expanding agricultural interests. There are 2 ponds & a natural spring. […]

Calaveras County Reaches Settlement Agreement with PG&E of $25,400,000 for 2015 Butte Fire Damages

Calaveras County Reaches Settlement Agreement with PG&E of $25,400,000 for 2015 Butte Fire Damages

San Andreas, CA…Today, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors agreed to settle the County’s claims against PG&E for damages suffered as a result of the 2015 Butte Fire. After more than two and a half years of information exchange, expert analysis, litigation, and mediation, both PG&E and the County have accepted a “mediator’s proposal” of […]

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for New Headquarters

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for New Headquarters

Seattle, WA….Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington. The new […]

AAA Northern California Assists Victims of Camp Fire

AAA Northern California Assists Victims of Camp Fire

Chico, CA….In response to the widespread damage caused by the Camp Fire, AAA Northern California is taking action to assist its members. The AAA emergency response trailer is stationed at the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948. The trailer is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 pm, and is fully […]

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