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  • Sonora Elementary set to replace Building F
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:28:53 GMT
    The Sonora School District Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a bid to begin construction of a new classroom building after the original was destroyed in a 2013 arson fire. SW Allen Construction, Inc., of Sacramento, will be paid about a bid of $2,528,692 to rebuild Building F. All but about $16,000 will be paid by the school district's insurance....
  • Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents the 25TH Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Now thru 11/23
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:59 GMT
    Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a group of six young spellers and special audience participants in the musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, held at the East Sonora stage today, October 24 - November 23. Tickets are available at www.sierrarep.org or by calling the Box Office at 209-532-3120. The Tony-award winning show is all about the characters, a group of overachieving pre-teens who gather to compete in a rural spelling bee final at Putnam Valley Middle School....
  • Sonora High School Hall of Fame
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:56:17 GMT
    Sonora High School has chosen 11 people to induct into its sports Hall of Fame for 2014. The inductees will be honored at a banquet Saturday, November 1st, at the Sonora Elks Lodge....
  • Sierra Rep ready to put 'Spell' on audience
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:45:59 GMT
    Sierra Repertory Theatre will present a group of six young spellers and special audience participants in the musical comedy, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," Friday through Nov. 23 on the East Sonora stage. The Tony Award-winning show is all about the characters, a group of overachieving pre-teens who gather to compete in a rural spelling bee final at Putnam Valley Middle School....
  • Black Irish Band hits 25-year milestone
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:44:52 GMT
    Sonora's Black Irish Band this month is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its formation, a musical milestone unmatched in Tuolumne County. "I remember it vividly," founding member Patrick Michael Karnahan recalled of the band's first rehearsal on Oct. 17, 1989....
  • All Hallows Faire mixes music, costumes and fun
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:43:53 GMT
    The sixth annual All Hallows Fantasy Faire, a Celtic New Year's celebration, will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, including two days of costume play, fantasy characters, live music, jugglers, magicians, food, crafts and more. "Wear your new or old costume and get into the fun and thrills of the fair," said founder Patrick Michael Karnahan of Sonora....
  • Datebook for Oct. 23-29
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:42:51 GMT
    Sierra Repertory Theatre will present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Friday through Nov. 23 in East Sonora. Thursday performance times vary....
  • Obituaries for October 22, 2014
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:42:39 GMT
    Obituaries, including photos, are published at a pre-paid fee based on size. The deadline is 5 p.m. two business days prior to publication....
  • News of Record for October 22, 2014
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:42:32 GMT
    9:19 p.m., suspicious circumstances - A woman on East Lyons Street said a person in an SUV threw something at her when she rode her bike. 10:32 a.m., Twain Harte - A man on Twain Harte Drive wanted his son arrested because he ran around and screamed "like a crazy man."...
  • Court: Police used excessive force
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:30:00 GMT
    A federal court of appeals has upheld a jury decision that Sonora police violated the constitutional rights of an 11-year-old boy by handcuffing him at school in 2008. The City of Sonora was ordered to pay $265,000 to the boy's family, although no payment has yet been made pending a possible appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to John F. Martin, the family's attorney....
  • Brian Douglas Bellamy
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:17:59 GMT
    Brian passed away October 2, 2014 in Ashland, Ore., where he lived since 1970. He was born November 28, 1947 in Sonora, Calif....
  • SRMC Ceo Andrew Jahn presents the Irving J. Symons Award to Dick Pland
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:41:27 GMT
    About $110,000 was raised at Sonora Regional Medical Center's 14th annual Joie de Vie Gala last night at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. SRMC Director of Marketing Gail Witzlsteiner says, "The hospital is in the middle of a capital campaign to raise $3 million to build a new cancer center and the money raised at the Joie de Vivre Gala will be used as part of the $3 million campaign."...
  • Health officer Stolp retiring
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:30:00 GMT
    PUBLIC MEETING: Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Tuesday, on the fourth floor of the county administrative building, at 2 S. Green St., Sonora. After looking out for the health of Tuolumne County residents for more than a decade, Dr. Todd Stolp will retire as the county's health officer in February....
  • Office Assistant -Relief- $11.76 - $14.36/hr. Tuolumne ...
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Relief- $11.76 - $14.36/hr. Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority is looking for a Relief Office Assistant to work 15-20 hrs/wk....
  • News of Record for October 16, 2014
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:49:24 GMT
    The owner was advised of the complaint and said he would get rid of the rooster. 1:33 p.m., Sonora area - A housekeeper at the Public Health Department found a knife in a men's restroom....
  • Gold Rush Stops Traffic
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:35:21 GMT
    The event is Saturday, October 18, and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, through traffic will have to take a detour if heading toward Sonora or San Andreas. The highway will be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Murphys Grade Road to Utica Park....
  • Office Assistant -Relief- $11.76 - $14.36/hr. Tuolumne ...
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:29:00 GMT
    Relief- $11.76 - $14.36/hr. Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority is looking for a Relief Office Assistant to work 15-20 hrs/wk....
  • U.S. court rules police OK to hold boy, 11, but not handcuff...
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:15:26 GMT
    C.B., an 11-year-old sixth-grader with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, forgot to take his medication one day in 2009 and didn't respond when a teacher told him it was time to go back to class after recess. The teacher, who was also the school disciplinarian, eventually called the police, who found C.B. on a bench in the playground at his elementary school in the Tuolumne County town of Sonora....
  • News of Record for October 15, 2014
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:07:28 GMT
    2:58 p.m., theft - A woman at a South Washington Street store concealed items in her purse. An employee asked her to pay for the items and she did....
  • Voter reg. deadlines approach
    published on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:52:38 GMT
    The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 20. Voters can request a vote-by-mail - or absentee - ballot through Oct. 28. County elections offices are already beginning to receive completed vote-by-mail ballots that were sent out to registered voters last week. Nearly 700 vote-by-mail ballots have been received by the Tuolumne County Elections Office thus far....