Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Booster Shots, Approves Mix-and-Match Booster Shots

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Booster Shots, Approves Mix-and-Match Booster Shots

Sacramento, CA…The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has recommended a booster dose for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Recipients of the Moderna vaccine may receive a booster shot six months after completing their primary vaccination series, and recipients of the […]

California Moves to Prevent New Oil Drilling

California Moves to Prevent New Oil Drilling

Sacramento, CA…Governor’s climate leadership includes moving to phase out oil production no later than 2045, reducing demand for oil by ending the sale of new gas cars by 2035, investing over $15 billion in climate action and bolstering the state’s green economy. Moving to protect communities as the state works to phase out fossil fuels, […]

Stanislaus National Forest Adjusts Fire Restrictions

Stanislaus National Forest Adjusts Fire Restrictions

Sonora, CA…October 21, 2021. A combination of recent rain, snow, and cooler temperatures has reduced the fire danger within portions of the Stanislaus National Forest, enabling an adjustment to the fire restrictions that were put into place across the entire Forest back in August. High elevation (low fire hazard) areas on the Forest will no […]

Calaveras County has Sand Bags and Sand Available for Residents at 10 Locations

Calaveras County has Sand Bags and Sand Available for  Residents at 10 Locations

San Andreas, CA…In preparation of the heavy rain and potential flooding predicted for this weekend the Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services and Public Works Department have stocked the following locations with sand bags and sand. Please limit the number of sand bags to 10 per resident and remember to bring your own shovel. Arnold […]

Utica’s Annual Maintenance Outage Scheduled for November 1 – 30

Utica’s Annual Maintenance Outage Scheduled for November 1 – 30

Angels Camp, CA…..Residents of Murphys and Angels Camp will notice low flows in the creek running through Murphys and Angels Camp during the month of November 2021. This is due to the Utica Water and Power Authority’s (Utica) annual scheduled maintenance outage. During the outage, Utica will shut off the water from the North Fork […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Help Tackle Supply Chain Issues

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Help Tackle Supply Chain Issues

Sacramento, CA…Formalizes state agencies’ partnership with the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address state, national and global supply chain challenges.  Directs state agencies to develop longer-term proposals that support port operations and goods movement for consideration in the January 10 Governor’s Budget. Amid global disruptions to the goods movement supply chain, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed […]

Caldor Fire 100 Percent Contained

Caldor Fire 100 Percent Contained

South Lake Tahoe, CA…The Caldor Fire has been declared 100 percent contained as of today, Oct. 21, 2021. Now that the fire has reached full containment, the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is reevaluating closure areas outside of the fire perimeter and is working to reopen these areas as soon as possible. A Forest […]

Governor Newsom Expands Drought Emergency Statewide, Urges Californians to Redouble Water Conservation Efforts

Governor Newsom Expands Drought Emergency Statewide, Urges Californians to Redouble Water Conservation Efforts

Sacramento, CA…Proclamation authorizes State Water Board to ban wasteful water uses, boosting conservation efforts.  Following the second driest year on record and with near record low storage in California’s largest reservoirs, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation extending the drought emergency statewide and further urging Californians to step up their water conservation efforts as […]

Caltrans Launches New Program Offering Volunteers up to $250 for Highway Litter Removal as Part of Clean California

Caltrans Launches New Program Offering Volunteers up to $250 for Highway Litter Removal as Part of Clean California

Sacramento, CA…Caltrans today announced a new Clean California pilot program that offers Adopt-a-Highway volunteers up to $250 for picking up highway litter. The Adopt-A-Highway program has been one of the longest-standing and successful government-public partnerships in the state. Since its inception in 1989, more than 120,000 Californians have cleaned and enhanced over 15,000 shoulder-miles of […]

Colin Luther Powell 1937 – 2021 Former National Security Advisor, Joint Chiefs Chairman & Secretary of State.

Colin Luther Powell 1937 – 2021 Former National Security Advisor, Joint Chiefs Chairman & Secretary of State.

Washington, DC…Colin Luther Powell April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021. American politician, diplomat and four-star general who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He served as the 16th United States National Security Advisor from 1987 to 1989 and as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of […]

Calaveras County Redistricting & Release of Draft Map Alternatives

Calaveras County Redistricting & Release of Draft Map Alternatives

San Andreas, CA…Previously released supervisorial district map drafts 1 & 2 were modified with the most recently provided census data that reallocated inmates to their last known address.  The total population for Calaveras was adjusted from 45,292 to 45,306. Additional draft map alternatives will be released this evening on the County redistricting website.  The maps were […]

Virtual Roundtable on Collective Efforts to Address Global Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Virtual Roundtable on Collective Efforts to Address Global Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Washington, DC…Today, Vice President Harris, Secretary Buttigieg and Director Deese met with the leaders of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as representatives of labor and the business community, to discuss solutions to the congestion at the two ports. The two ports discussed moving to 24/7 operations. Labor leaders made clear […]

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Dept. Activity Logs for October 4th, 2021

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Dept. Activity Logs for October 4th, 2021

San Andreas, CA…The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies are below. Media Bulletin (Monday, October 4, 2021) 01:08 Suspicious Circumstances 2110040001 Occurred on Red Hill Rd, in Vallecito. . Disposition: No Report Taken. 07:10 Suspicious or Parked Vehicle 2110040008 Occurred on Buckboard Ln, in Campo Seco. . Disposition: No Report Taken. 07:57 […]

Vice President Kamala Harris and an Astronaut? What A Day! Get Curious with Vice President Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris and an Astronaut? What A Day!  Get Curious with Vice President Harris

Washington, DC…Vice President, Border Czar & Chair of the Space Council Kamala Harris and an Astronaut? Get Curious with Vice President Harris. In honor of World Space Week, we’re visiting the Naval Observatory in Washington to talk to none other than Vice President Kamala Harris about the National Space Council. We also hear from NASA […]

2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to be Harvested in California on Oct. 24

2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to be Harvested in California on Oct. 24

Mad River, CA…After almost a year of planning, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, an 84-foot white fir nicknamed “Sugar Bear,” will be harvested from the Six Rivers National Forest in a virtual ceremony on  Oct. 24, 2021 at 10 AM.   The harvest ceremony will include a blessing by the Lassic Band of Wylacki-Wintoon Family Group […]

Calaveras County Urges Property Owners to Return Right of Entry Forms for the Tree Mortality Program

Calaveras County Urges Property Owners to Return Right of Entry Forms for the Tree Mortality Program

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras County is offering FREE dead/dying tree removal to Calaveras County residents that have dead and dying trees located on their property along County roads. This program, known as the Tree Mortality Program is funded through the California Disaster Assistance Act, and results in NO COST to the landowner. To qualify for the […]

Gilliam Road Bridge Repair Project Construction, Full Closure of Gilliam Road Bridge (10/18 -10/22) in Valley Springs

Gilliam Road Bridge Repair Project Construction, Full Closure of Gilliam Road Bridge (10/18 -10/22) in Valley Springs

Valley Springs, CA…Beginning on Monday, October 18, 2021 Public Works will be replacing the timber decking on the Gillam Road Bridge over Youngs Creek. The goal is to replace the existing decaying deck with new non-treated timber decking to provide safe passage for vehicles. This is a one lane bridge and the timber decking is […]

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action Today with a Full Agenda

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action Today with a Full Agenda

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action Today with a Full Agenda. Their Agenda is below… Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting 10/12/2021 8:00 AM Board of Supervisors Chambers 891 Mountain Ranch Road   San Andreas, CA 95249 Downloads:  Agenda  Agenda Packet  Video Call to Order Roll Call Closed Session Agenda 1. Pursuant to Govt. […]

Reparations Task Force to Hear Testimony and Public Comment on the Impacts of Racism in California

Reparations Task Force to Hear Testimony and Public Comment on the Impacts of Racism in California

Sacramento, CA…As part of California’s historic Assembly Bill 3121 (AB 3121), the state’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans will hold full-day public meetings on Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 13. The meetings build on a series of previous public hearings initially launched on June 1, the 100th anniversary […]

Governor Newsom Signs COVID-19 Recovery Package to Extend Outdoor Dining, Drinks to Go & More

Governor Newsom Signs COVID-19 Recovery Package to Extend Outdoor Dining, Drinks to Go & More

Oakland, CA…AB 61 and SB 314 extend outdoor dining operations expanded as part of pandemic regulatory relief, SB 389 authorizes continued sale of to-go alcoholic drinks. California Comeback Plan’s unprecedented small business support includes $4 billion relief grant program and $6.2 billion in tax relief. Additional measures fortify pandemic preparedness by increasing state’s vaccination and […]

Governor Newsom Supports Communities Across Rural California with New Legislation and Investments

Governor Newsom Supports Communities Across Rural California with New Legislation and Investments

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom highlighted the Administration’s commitment to lifting up rural communities across California, including new legislation supporting access to key outdoor activities and major investments in the California Comeback Plan to support agriculture, build drought resiliency and support high-road job growth as part of a statewide economic recovery. “California is committed to an equitable […]

Bears Ears National Monument Restored

Bears Ears National Monument Restored

Washington, DC…Today, President Joseph Biden issued an Executive Proclamation restoring Bears Ears National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante in southeast Utah and Northeast Canyon and Seamounts Marine National Monument on the New England coast. The protection of Bears Ears National Monument has been one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s top priorities for the past decade. […]

President Biden on the September Jobs Report

President Biden on the September Jobs Report

Washington, DC…Hello, folks. Good afternoon, everyone. Today, for the first time since March of 2020, the American unemployment rate is below 5 percent. In just eight months since I became President, in the midst of a grave public health and economic crisis, the unemployment rate is now down below 5 percent — at 4.8 percent. […]

Economy Treading Water with Only 194,000 Jobs Added in September

Economy Treading Water with Only 194,000 Jobs Added in September

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 194,000 in September, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 4.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing. Employment in public education […]

Mobile Clinic at Library Saturday for Covid-19 Vaccinations & Testing – Walk-ins Welcome!

Mobile Clinic at Library Saturday for Covid-19 Vaccinations & Testing – Walk-ins Welcome!

Arnold, CA…If you’d like to get vaccinated or tested for Covid-19, Calaveras County’s mobile clinic will be at the Arnold Library this Saturday, October 9.  The County’s Health Department is sponsoring the mobile clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Vaccination: Appointments available but walk-ins are welcome. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available – at […]

Who Pays for the Woke? ~ Congressman Tom McClintock

Who Pays for the Woke? ~ Congressman Tom McClintock

Washington, DC…During the Trump Administration, Republicans passed one of the biggest tax cuts in American history and the greatest regulatory relief ever. The result was the biggest economic expansion in our lifetimes. Before the lockdown left took a wrecking ball to our economy, Americans were prospering with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years – […]

Redistricting Public Hearing Date Change – October 26, 2021

Redistricting Public Hearing Date Change – October 26, 2021

San Andreas, CA…The next redistricting public hearing will be held on October 26, 2021, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers.  The community is encouraged to attend the hearing and provide input on the draft map. The date of the public hearing was changed to provide the community with more time to draft their own maps […]

Governor Newsom Issues Legislative Update 10.6.21

Governor Newsom Issues Legislative Update 10.6.21

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 45 by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) – Industrial hemp products. AB 218 by Assemblymember Christopher Ward (D-San Diego) – Change of gender and sex identifier AB 260 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) – Guardianships. AB 292 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Scotts […]

Governor Newsom Launches ​​Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education

Governor Newsom Launches ​​Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education during a visit to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The newly created Council will be tasked with identifying instructional resources to teach students across California about the Holocaust and other acts of genocide and provide young people […]

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