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Thursday, 16 November 2006 04:46

CHP: Wet and Snowy Weather Leads To More Accidents

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The Jackson Rancheria Casino parking lot was the scene of an accident on Friday afternoon.
Tuesday, 14 November 2006 03:00

Child Abuse Prevention Council Recipient Of A Grant

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The Amador County Child Abuse Prevention Council has received a $400 grant from RadioShack Corporation to help fund their Shaken Baby Prevention Program. 
Sunday, 12 November 2006 23:50

Oak Conservation Participation Encouraged

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Residents of both Amador and Calaveras counties have been invited to participate in efforts looking for ways to find paths to conservation of our region's oak woodlands. The Amador/Calaveras Oak Conservation Group is seeking persons wanting to collaborate with scientists, property owners, government officials and others in examining the current and future threats to our native oak forests. The group's mission is to foster cooperation among public agencies, conservation groups and local property owners.

Thursday, 09 November 2006 02:21

City of Ione Pulls Financial Support From Recreation Agency

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slide10The Amador County Recreation Agency learned yesterday afternoon at their regularly scheduled meeting that the Ione city council has pulled their financial support for the countywide recreation agency out of next year’s budget. The city had voted unanimously to designate approximately $11,000 for ACRA in their budget earlier this year but Tuesday afternoon voted to take it out, 3-2. Ione City Councilman and ACRA Board Member Jerry Sherman stated, "This was out of the blue to me, I did all I could to keep ACRA in our budget, but I was simply out numbered." This will impact the agency by thousands of dollars as every city and the county contributes to the organization on a per citizen basis.

slide13A recent California law entitled the Safely Surrendered Child Law allows for the voluntary surrender of a baby within 72 hours of birth. Under this law a parent or parent(s) can safely surrender their baby and be protected from prosecution for child abandonment. This law makes it easier for a parent who might otherwise abandon their baby in an unsafe place to have an alternate solution. The law allows a parent who is unable or unwilling to care for their baby to safely surrender the baby within three days of birth. All that is required is that the baby be given to an on-duty employee of a hospital or safe haven site in California. 

Friday, 03 November 2006 07:03

Fish and Game Decoys

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Deer season has ended in Northern California but that does not slow down the California Department of Fish and Game and their search for poachers.

slide18Is the trail going cold on the icy blooded cop killer that took the life of a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy last Friday morning? No according Sacramento County sheriff's investigators who state they are not without leads, thanks to modern forensic science. Evidence found at the site of the shooting of 38 year old Deputy Jeff Mitchell will be analyzed for DNA, including evidence found on Mitchell's body, said Sgt. Tim Curran, Sac County Sheriff’s department spokesman. The Sacramento County district attorney's crime lab has agreed to expedite its analysis, Curran said. Results could be available in "a week to two weeks." Officials believe Mitchell was in a violent struggle before he was shot which produced bodily injury to the deputy, and most likely, to his attacker as well. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 01:53

Happy Halloween: Jackson Lions Club Parade and More

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This afternoon young trick or treaters will take to the streets and one final reminder to local drivers: be on the look out for children. If you are looking for an activity for your child that does not involve door to door trick or treating both the Jackson Lions Club and several local churches are offering options. Main Street Jackson will sponsor trick or treating in the downtown businesses this afternoon followed by the Lions Club Halloween Parade. Gather at the Jackson Fire House at 5:30 pm. Also, The annual Brown Academy Halloween Haunted House will be open tonight from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 851 Palm Drive, Ione. Calvary Chapel Church on Ridge Rd in Pine Grove will be hosting Trunk or Treat tonight beginning at 5:30pm


Thursday, 16 November 2006 04:56

Voter Turn Out: Amador County Shines Once Again

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Voter turnout for the November 7 election statewide could be the lowest in California history.
Tuesday, 14 November 2006 02:56

Two Parolees Arrested In Plymouth Over The Weekend

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On this past Saturday, November 11th at approx. 12:16 pm there was quite a commotion in Plymouth