Mark Twain Elementary Rounds Up Kindergartners

Mark Twain Elementary Rounds Up Kindergartners

Angels Camp, CA…Attention all parents of prospective Kindergarten students!! Mark Twain Elementary School will be hosting Kindergarten Round-up on April 13, 2018. Students entering Kindergarten must be age 5 on or before September 1st, 2018. Those interested in Transitional Kindergarten would need to turn 5 between September 2nd – December 2nd, 2018. Registration packets can […]

Columbia College Fall 2017 President’s List Students

Columbia College Fall 2017 President’s List Students

Columbia, CA…Columbia College has named 182 students to the fall 2017 semester President’s List. We are pleased to officially recognize their exceptional scholastic achievement.  This acknowledgment is reserved for students completing twelve or more units of semester coursework at Columbia College and earning a cumulative grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0, with no grade […]

Town Hall Meeting Addressing Crime in District 3, Arnold Area ~ From Supervisor Michael C. Oliveira

Town Hall Meeting Addressing Crime in District 3, Arnold Area ~ From Supervisor Michael C. Oliveira

Arnold, CA…On January 11, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, there will be a Town Hall Public Meeting to discuss the current crime problems and possible solutions and preventive measures being taken to address the issues. Sheriff Rick DiBilsilio, Sgt. Greg Stark and Resident Deputy Joel Burnett will be on hand. The public is cordially invited […]

Columbia College Receives State Grant for Fire Science Pre-Apprenticeship Initiative

Columbia College Receives State Grant for Fire Science Pre-Apprenticeship Initiative

Columbia, CA…Columbia College has received formal notification of the intent to award, pending Board of Governor’s approval and available funds commencing on January 18, 2018, a two-year grant to develop a new Fire Science Pre-Apprenticeship Initiative program. The college will receive $496,804 over two years to implement the Initiative, recruit students, and launch the training […]

Diabetes Drug ‘Significantly Reverses Memory Loss’ in Mice with Alzheimer’s

Diabetes Drug ‘Significantly Reverses Memory Loss’ in Mice with Alzheimer’s

Lancaster, UK…A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer’s after scientists found it “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice through a triple method of action. The research, published in Brain Research, could bring substantial improvements in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease through the use of a drug originally created to treat type […]

Grafting Fruit Trees Class

Grafting Fruit Trees Class

Jackson, CA…Interested in improving the quality and variety in your backyard orchard? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, February 10, 2018 for this timely class on grafting backyard fruit trees. Local Master Gardeners will present a hands-on clinic covering grafting techniques for home gardeners. Whip, tongue and cleft grafts will be […]

Plant Propagation Class

Plant Propagation Class

Jackson, CA…Do you know how you can best prepare for your springtime garden? By attending our “Plant Propagation” class where you will learn the best practices for getting your vegetables off to a successful start! This Public Education class is presented by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Basic […]

Selection and Care of Roses, Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Selection and Care of Roses, Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Jackson, CA…Roses, flowering trees and shrubs are popular in local home landscapes and gardens. If you have questions about which ones to choose and how to successfully care for these colorful ornamentals, plan on attending the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County Public Education class “Selection and Care of Roses, Flowering Trees and Shrubs” on […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Class

Human Trafficking Awareness Class

San Andreas, CA…Human Trafficking Awareness Class: Dispelling the Myths. Victim-Centered and Trauma-Informed Care Please join us for an in-depth workshop for first responders and public service agencies provided by Holly Gibbs, Director of Dignity Health’s Human Trafficking Response Program and Wendy Barnes, author of And Life Continues: Sex Trafficking & My Journey to Freedom. Learning […]

Bret Harte FFA Works Hard to Achieve Their Goals ~ By Ashlynn Madeaux

Bret Harte FFA Works Hard to Achieve Their Goals ~ By Ashlynn Madeaux

Angels Camp, CA…On December sixth the Bret Harte FFA Chapter held their fourth meeting of the year. At 6 p.m. Greenhand president Bianca Rael introduced the Greenhand Officer team: 1st Vice President Haylee Maddeaux, 2nd Vice President Madison Gaynor, Secretary Hailee Gunter, Treasurer Lance Judson, Reporter Kaitlin Kirkman and Sentinel Isabel Barboza to the chapter […]

Symphony of the Sierra to Perform at Columbia College on December 17th

Symphony of the Sierra to Perform at Columbia College on December 17th

Columbia, CA…Columbia College will present its winter concert “Symphony of the Sierra” at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th in the Dogwood Theatre. The wide-ranging repertoire promises to be a performance well worth hearing. According to orchestra conductor, Mic Harper, “The repertoire provides an eclectic exploration of works from the late 1890’s to 2014. Concert […]

Celebrate the Season with a Local Tradition and a Holiday Classic: Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker,” December 14-16, 2017 in Angels Camp

Celebrate the Season with a Local Tradition and a Holiday Classic: Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker,” December 14-16, 2017 in Angels Camp

Angels Camp, CA…It’s beginning to look a lot like… Nutcracker! Studio 4 Dance Theater will present the ninth annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” ballet, December 14-16, 2017 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. Reserved seats for this acclaimed annual production are available for lower-priced advance purchase beginning November 9, 2017 […]

Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots Superpowers & Can Lift 1,000 Times Their Weight! By Lindsay Brownell

Artificial Muscles Give Soft Robots Superpowers & Can Lift 1,000 Times Their Weight!  By Lindsay Brownell

Cambridge, MA…Soft robotics has made leaps and bounds over the last decade as researchers around the world have experimented with different materials and designs to allow once rigid, jerky machines to bend and flex in ways that mimic and can interact more naturally with living organisms. However, increased flexibility and dexterity has a trade-off of […]

Announcing the Inaugural PT Ranch Speaker Series: From Soil to Butcher 2018

Announcing the Inaugural PT Ranch Speaker Series: From Soil to Butcher 2018

Ione, CA…Join PT Ranch as they invite farmers, butchers and consultants to share their experiences with sustainable and regenerative agriculture in a speaker series hosted in Ione, California. The series brings together leading professionals who are committed to growing environmentally integrated businesses that improve soil health and provide the highest quality meats. Reintroduce yourself to […]

Bret Harte High School District Has an Opening for Special Education Paraprofessional!

Bret Harte High School District Has an Opening for Special Education Paraprofessional!

Angels Camp, CA…The Bret Harte High School District is now hiring for a Special Education Paraprofessional. Details are below… Bret Harte Union High School District Job Announcement Position(s): 1. Special Education Paraprofessional Work Year: 10 Month employee (Full Year = 183 days) Start Date: Remainder of the 2017-2018 school year Hours per day: 6.5 hours […]

Bret Harte FFA “Blooms” with the Community this Thanksgiving

Bret Harte FFA “Blooms” with the Community this Thanksgiving

Angels Camp, CA…The Bret Harte FFA & Floral Shop hosted its fifth annual Adult Floral class at the high school on November 20th and 21st. We had a sold out crowd of fifty parents and community members in attendance. Participants learned about color, the history of floral art, flower care and then constructed their very […]

Curious Students Whet Appetite for Knowledge at “Dinner with a Scientist”

Curious Students Whet Appetite for Knowledge at “Dinner with a Scientist”

San Andreas, CA…More than 110 local students and teachers enjoyed an enlightening, progressive dinner with 17 enthusiastic science professionals at the 2017 Calaveras/Amador “Dinner with a Scientist” on Thursday, November 16 in Calaveras River Academy/Mountain Oaks gymnasium in San Andreas. The evening was hosted by the Calaveras County Office of Education with funding from the […]

California’s Educators Mourn as Another Tragic Attack Hits Students, Colleagues

California’s Educators Mourn as Another Tragic Attack Hits Students, Colleagues

Burlingame, CA… CTA President Eric Heins released this statement after learning of yet another tragic shooting, this time in Tehama County, and ended at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where five people, including the gunman, were killed this morning. Three students were wounded, one on the school campus and two who were on their way […]

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