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Aerial, vehicle and on-the-ground inspections, patrols and restoration work has begun for the majority of impacted areas with restorations expected by tonight. This PSPS event started Sunday, September 27th and affected about 65,000 customers in 16 counties including portions of Amador and C…

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A 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐥𝐚𝐠 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 remains in effect today as critical to extreme fire weather conditions will continue into the evening, Monday, September 28th. Visit weather.gov/sto for details. 

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PGE has planned a PSPS event for a portion of Amador County. De-energization is scheduled to begin at approximately at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon September 27m 2020, re-energization is planned to begin on Monday evening September 28, 2020 at 8 p.m. 

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On Friday, September 25, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The cases include three females between 18 to 49 years of age. 

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On September 16th, 2020, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at an illegal marijuana cultivation site in the 9000 block of Avenue A in Mountain Ranch. Deputies seized 158 growing marijuana plants with an estimated value exceeding $110,000.…

A native of Pine Grove was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance of his duties while serving as leading petty officer for Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Oceana, Training Support Center Hampton Roads (TSCHR) Virginia Beach, Vi…

On September 1, 2020, Amador County native career soldier Matthew Courtney of Plymouth was promoted to the rank of Sergeant (E-5) in the U.S. Army after 3½ years of service.

The Eldorado National Forest re-opened many recreation opportunities as of Saturday, September 19, when the Regional Emergency Forest Closure Order 20-13 was rescinded for nine forests, including the Eldorado. A forest specific Forest Order has been established to address continuing fire dan…

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When the Kennedy Mine Foundation was formed, the mission was to insure Sybil Arata’s wish to preserve the property for its historical significance, natural beauty and wildlife. Since the start of the year volunteers at the Kennedy Mine have cleaned up over 13 homeless camps on the Kennedy an…

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We have heard concerns about the recommendation being presented to the School Board today at 3 p.m. The concerns seem mostly to be about the timeline for resuming in-person instruction in our schools. We want the community to know that we take these concerns seriously and will move quickly t…

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has moved a Kansas Statehouse meditation room created by Republicans as a place for prayer and reflection to a less-visible space to create more room for her staff and enable them to follow social distancing.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named Thursday by the state auditor's office as one of the regents involved in admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of wealthy, mostly white students as favors to well-…

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue for another month through the end of October, saying a shortened schedule likely would produce inaccurate results.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation's most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted.