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Valley Springs was shaken Monday morning after two dogs mauled two miniature horses, Izzy and Silver, to death and the attack was captured on their surveillance camera. Owner Rob Hughes discovered the scene when he got up Monday morning. As of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17, the dogs and th…

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Valley Springs was shaken Monday morning after two dogs mauled two miniature horses, Izzy and Silver, to death and the attack was captured on their surveillance camera. Owner Rob Hughes discovered the scene when he got up Monday morning. As of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17, the dogs and th…

Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) introduced HR 4359, known as the Police Exercising Absolute Care with Everyone Act of 2019 or the PEACE Act, to the House of Representatives last month. The legislation is aimed at existing use of force standards, federal law enforcement and attempts to bui…

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The Amador County Unified School District is targeting vaping in schools, pushing a proactive and primarily non-punitive approach to the problem. Students caught vaping on school grounds are directed to educational resources to teach them about what vaping does to your body, the chemicals in…

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The California Public Utilities Commission issued a letter to Pacific Electric and Gas on Monday, October 14 to take “immediate corrective actions” to fix significant problems with communication, coordination and management during the Public Safety Power Shutoffs.  

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On October 8, at approximately 6:35 a.m., Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a residential fire in the 8000 Block of Center Drive, Jenny Lind. According to fire staff, the doors and windows were boarded up making entry into the structure and extinguishing the fire extremely di…

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Pine Grove Market is bringing more amenities to Pine Grove with a new gas station and car wash. The $2.8 million project, sponsored by Bank of Stockton, began a few weeks ago with the demolition of the old auto shop on the 5-acre property, marking the beginning of a new era for the local market.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, October 4, in front of Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in San Andreas to celebrate the completion of the Calaveras County’s new communications site above Arnold.

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Amador College Connect, through Amador Community College Foundation, has been awarded $22,000 in scholarship funding from the Amador County Behavioral Health Department for students that have demonstrated financial need and are enrolled in the online Human Services Certificate program offere…

Twenty four volunteers joined forces to clean along the Electra Rd/Big Bar section of the Mokelumne River on Saturday, September 21. Approximately 330 pounds of trash and recyclables were removed along a 3.5 mile section of river, making our local recreation sites healthier for people, fish …

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The Grand Oak Ballroom at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort was filled to capacity as business owners, organizations, and individuals were announced by Ledger Dispatch Publisher Jack Mitchell as winners of the 2019 Best of Amador awards.

The following are arrests reported for the dates and times indicated. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This information is part of the public record and is presented here as a public service. Calaveras arrest logs are published online at ledger.news.

Molly Jean Collins, 38 (from Avery) was driving a 2010 Acura sedan, within a private driveway, east of Haskell Street, and preparing to to turn left onto eastbound Highway 12.

The following is a partial listing of calls received by Amador County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers on the dates and times indicated. Calaveras call logs are published online at ledger.news. 

Luke Zeugin and Gabriella Malamed were crowned the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen at the Calaveras Varsity Football Homecoming Game against Summerville on Friday, October 4. (Courtesy Photo/Mark Rodriguez).

Apparently, some actually believe the story Kandi Thompson told in her letter to the editor. The following comments are based on my comments made during public comments at the May 22, 2019, board meeting.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor announced Friday that he is pardoning three more immigrants facing the possibility they will be deported, continuing a string of such actions that challenge the Trump administration's crackdown on immigrants who committed crimes.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's economy kept humming in September, dropping the unemployment rate to a record low 4% statewide and under 2% in San Francisco and some of its neighboring counties, a level that economists once thought impossible.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when the company cut the power to more than 2 million people last week.

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:

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CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities sai…

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight night of unrest.

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BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) — For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And every time, he told her not to worry, because the Americans were there.

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CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in the U.S.-brokered deal with Ankara.