263,000 Jobs Added and Unemployment Rate Holds at 3.7% in Latest Jobs Report

263,000 Jobs Added and Unemployment Rate Holds at 3.7% in Latest Jobs Report

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care, and government. Employment declined in retail trade and in transportation and warehousing. This news release presents statistics from […]

Sierra Nevada Conservancy to Host December Board Tour and Meeting in Mariposa

Sierra Nevada Conservancy to Host  December Board Tour and Meeting in Mariposa

Auburn, CA…The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC), a California state agency focused on supporting and improving the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada and California’s Cascade, will host its quarterly board tour and meeting Dec. 8 and 9 in the town of Mariposa. Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, the Board […]

Calaveras County Experiences Increase in Respiratory Virus Activity

Calaveras County Experiences Increase in Respiratory Virus Activity

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras County Public Health reminds the public to stay aware of respiratory virus symptoms and prevention measures as cases begin to rise across the state. The recent increase is made up of a combination of illnesses including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza, pneumonia, and COVID-19. An early wave of RSV coupled with other […]

Major Injuries for Jamestown Residents in Hwy 12 Collision

Major Injuries for Jamestown Residents in Hwy 12 Collision

Valley Springs, CA…On 11/29/2022, at approximately 1454 hours, a Jamestown man was stopped at the stop sign on Burson Rd, waiting to cross SR-12. A Valley Springs woman was driving west on SR-12 at 45 miles per hour, approaching the intersection with Burson Rd. The Jamestown man failed to observe the approaching Dodge Ram and […]

President Biden at the White House Tribal Nations Summit

President Biden at the White House Tribal Nations Summit

Washington, DC…Hello, hello! (Applause.) Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please, take a seat if you have one. I say that because one day I said, “Take a seat,” and everybody said, “He doesn’t even understand there’s no chairs out here.” (Laughter.) Well, Deb — thank you, Madam Secretary, for that introduction. Thirty-five generations of […]

President Joe Biden on House Action to Avert Rail Shutdown

President Joe Biden on House Action to Avert Rail Shutdown

Washington, DC…I am grateful to Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats and Republicans for taking urgent action to prevent a rail shutdown. This overwhelming bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives makes clear that Democrats and Republicans agree that a rail shutdown would be devastating to our economy and families across the country. The Senate must […]

Chevron, Marathon, Phillips 66, PBF Energy and Valero Reject Invite to Energy Commission Hearing

Chevron, Marathon, Phillips 66, PBF Energy and Valero Reject Invite to Energy Commission Hearing

Sacramento, CA…The California Energy Commission (CEC) held a hearing today on the record gas price spike of 86 cents in 10 days earlier this year that resulted in record profits for oil companies, digging into the fact that no state regulations or costs had changed and refinery maintenance only accounted for 5.8% of California’s gas […]

President Joe Biden on Bipartisan Senate Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act

President Joe Biden on Bipartisan Senate Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, DC…With today’s bipartisan Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, the United States is on the brink of reaffirming a fundamental truth: love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love. For millions of Americans, this legislation will safeguard the rights and protections to which LGBTQI+ and […]

President Biden on Growing the Economy and Creating Good-Paying Jobs

President Biden on Growing the Economy and Creating Good-Paying Jobs

Bay City, Michigan…Hello, Michigan! (Applause.) Hello, hello, hello, hello! I’ll tell you what: I — if I — my mom is looking down from Heaven and saying, “Apologize to these people because you have their — you have their back to them.” I apologize — (laughter) — because I’m going to be talking that way. […]

Winton-Schaad Prescribed Fire Fuels Reduction Burns Continue On

Winton-Schaad Prescribed Fire Fuels Reduction Burns Continue On

West Point, CA…The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is conducting a prescribed burning operation on the Winton-Schaad Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) site. This project is in the North-Eastern portion of Calaveras County near Winton Road and Lily Valley Circle in West Point, CA. Smoke may be visible in the area during […]

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Expansion of Global Health Security Partnerships and Releases Annual Progress Report

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Expansion of Global Health Security Partnerships and Releases Annual Progress Report

Washington, DC…As the world continues its fight against COVID-19, other ongoing outbreaks are stark reminders of the continued and constant threat posed by infectious diseases. The global Mpox outbreak and an Ebola outbreak in Uganda are just two of the most recent examples of how the risks and impact of emerging infectious diseases are increasing […]

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors is Back in Action Today!

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors is Back in Action Today!

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors is Back in Action Today! The full agenda for the special meeting is below. Board of Supervisors Special Meeting 11/29/2022 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 […]

Covid Deaths Drive Life Insurance & Annuity Benefits to Record Highs in 2021

Covid Deaths Drive Life Insurance & Annuity Benefits to Record Highs in 2021

Washington, CA…Nearly $200 billion in life insurance and annuity benefits provided families and retirees with financial security.   New data from the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) shows that life insurance companies paid $100 billion to beneficiaries of life insurance policies and $97.7 billion to annuity holders in 2021, both record highs for a single […]

Governor Newsom and First Partner Siebel Newsom to Host the 91st Annual California State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony

Governor Newsom and First Partner Siebel Newsom to Host the 91st Annual California State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will host the 91st Annual California State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Performers for this year’s celebrations will include singer, songwriter & dancer Tinashe, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, cast members of Dear San Francisco, the […]

Christmas Tree Permits Available on the Stanislaus National Forest

Christmas Tree Permits Available on the Stanislaus National Forest

Sonora, CA…As the holiday season approaches, the Stanislaus National Forest is pleased to announce our inaugural season offering Christmas Tree permits. In celebration of this event, this year only, Christmas Tree permits will be made available for free. Christmas Tree permits will be available Friday, November 25 through recreation.gov who charges a $2.50 processing fee. […]

A Birds Eye View of CCWD’s Fall Maintenance at White Pines Lake

A Birds Eye View of CCWD’s Fall Maintenance at White Pines Lake

Arnold, CA…White Pines Lake is owned and operated by CCWD. The lake provides drinking water to the Sheep Ranch community. This fall, CCWD’s construction crew cleaned and repaired the dam and spillway at White Pines Lake. Over the next few years, we will continue to conduct maintenance around the lake. In addition to the ongoing […]

Caltrans & Clean California Partner with Calaveras County for Free Dump Day Events

Caltrans & Clean California Partner with Calaveras County for Free Dump Day Events

Arnold, CA…Caltrans District 10 and Clean California are partnering with Calaveras County to hold a series of FREE Dump Day events for area residents. The second event will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Hazel Fischer Elementary School, located at 1605 Blagen Rd, Arnold CA. This Free Dump […]

AG Garland Appoints Jack Smith as Special Councel in Trump Investigations

AG Garland Appoints Jack Smith as Special Councel in Trump Investigations

Washington, DC…Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced today the appointment of former career Justice Department prosecutor and former chief prosecutor for the special court in The Hague, Jack Smith, to serve as Special Counsel to oversee two ongoing criminal investigations. The first is the investigation, as described in court filings in the District of Columbia, […]

LAO Says California Faces $25 Billion Budget Deficit in 2023 – 24!

LAO Says California Faces $25 Billion Budget Deficit in 2023 – 24!

Sacramento, CA…The following is the executive summary from the Legislative Analyst’s Office on CA’s finances….”Economic Conditions Weigh on Revenues. Facing rising inflation, the Federal Reserve—tasked with maintaining stable price growth—repeatedly has enacted large interest rate increases throughout 2022 with the aim of cooling the economy and, in turn, slowing inflation. The longer inflation persists and […]

Taxpayer Alert with Al Segalla & Guest, Rebecca Callen, City Manager City of Angels Camp

Taxpayer Alert with Al Segalla & Guest, Rebecca Callen, City Manager City of Angels Camp

Angels Camp, CA…The City of Angels Camp is located in the heart of the California Foothills and is home to Gold Rush history, beautiful landscapes, a lifestyle that many want to be a part of, and is home to the world famous Calaveras County Frog Jump Jubilee every May. To visit the City’s new website […]

End of an Era as Nancy Pelosi to Give Up Leadership Roles

End of an Era as Nancy Pelosi to Give Up Leadership Roles

Washington, DC…It was an end of an era this morning on Capital Hill as Nancy Pelosi said she intends to give up her leadership roll for the House Democrats. She also plans to remain in congress but not in leadership. Whether you are on the left or the right side of the political isle. Nancy’s […]

President Joe Biden on Midterm Elections

President Joe Biden on Midterm Elections

Washington, DC…Last week’s elections demonstrated the strength and resilience of American democracy. There was a strong rejection of election deniers, political violence, and intimidation. There was an emphatic statement that, in America, the will of the people prevails. I congratulate Leader McCarthy on Republicans winning the House majority, and am ready to work with House […]

California Releases World’s First Plan to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Pollution

California Releases World’s First Plan to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Pollution

Sacramento, CA…Following Governor Newsom’s call for more ambitious climate action, state’s climate plan would create 4 million new jobs, slash greenhouse gas emissions by 85%, and cut oil usage by 94%.  Amid global climate talks, the Scoping Plan lays out world’s first detailed pathway to carbon neutrality by 2045, as signed into law by Governor […]

Artemis I Launch to the Moon (Official NASA Broadcast)

Artemis I Launch to the Moon (Official NASA Broadcast)

Cape Canaveral, CA…Watch live as our mega Moon rocket launches an uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a six-week mission around the Moon and back to Earth. NASA is targeting Wednesday, Nov. 16, for the launch of the Artemis I Moon mission during a two-hour launch window that opens at 1:04 a.m. EST (0604 UTC). During #Artemis […]

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