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Matthew Hedger
5 days ago
A man has been arrested Upcountry on multiple charges following a police action that included several law enforcement officers and a helicopter seen hovering above Gold Strike Road by dozens of residents Aug. 20.

Authorities still have not released any details on the raid that netted Jason David Englund, 42, address unknown, in the 11400 block of Gold Strike Road at 8:59 a.m. last Wednesday.

Many area residents reported seeing several police officers and cars in the area, as well as the helicopter.

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John Tuttle
5 days ago
The following is a partial list of cases scheduled to be heard in Amador Superior Court on Monday,Sept. 8, 2014. Because of the Labor Day holiday, the Amador County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1. For a full listing of all court-related activities, visit amadorcourt.org All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Douglas Alan Smith, possess under 28.5 grams of marijuana.

Jose Barreto Gaona, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 mph.

Rhiannon Rhea Madsen, headlamp requirements.

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John Tuttle
5 days ago
The following are selected entries for courtroom hearings scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. For a full list of all court-related activities, visit amadorcourt.org

Katherine J. Eisinger vs. Willem T. Eisinger. Family law miscellaneous order to show cause/motion, petitioner’s motion to compel. Dissolution with minor child.

Michael Wade Lilly vs. Brandy Jeanette Lilly. Family law review hearing. Dissolution with minor child.

County of Amador vs. Daniel PXXXX. Petitioner’s order to show cause/motion, modification of visitation,...

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Matthew Hedger
5 days ago
The following are selected entries from the Amador County Sheriff’s Dispatch call logs for the dates and times indicated. For additional entries in the Sheriff’s Call Log, visit ledger-dispatch.com.

August 24

12:23 a.m. Disturbing the Peace at Shenandoah Road and Holly Lane in River Pines. Four or five people are intoxicated and being verbal and throwing objects at passing cars near the River Pines Store.

9:06 a.m. Disturbing the Peace at Pine Grove Mobile Home Park on Irishtown Road in Pine Grove. 97-year-old man was trying to...

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John Tuttle
5 days ago
The following are Tentative Rulings made in Amador Superior Court on August 18, 2014. For a full listing of all court-related activities, visit amadorcourt.org

14-CVC-08688

STREGE, JAMIE vs. BURASTERO, JOSHUA

This personal injury complaint was filed January 27, 2014. This is the first case management conference. The matter is at-issue

and the parties agree to participate in mediation.

No appearances are necessary. The matter is referred to mediation pursuant to Local Rule 8.14. The parties shall select a mediator

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John Tuttle
5 days ago
The following comes from public records kept by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

August 20

Pine Grove

Jason David Enlund, 42, Pine Grove; 10:24 a.m. on the 11470 block of Gold Strike Road; Manufacturing a controlled substance; Planting/etc. marijuana; Possession of marijuana for sale; Possession of a controlled substance; Conspiracy to commit a crime; Felon/drug addict in possession of a firearm; Possession/owning/etc. ammunition by prohibited person....

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Tessa Marguerite
4 days ago
PINE GROVE: A fire in Pine Grove began on Monday, just before 1:30 p.m. off Homestead Drive. It burned approximately 400 square feet of vegetation with full containment around 2 p.m. Fire officials report that the cause of the fire was due to a resident who was using a chainsaw near dry grass.

DRYTOWN: The American Association of University Women, AAUW, Farm to Fork Fall Kick Off will be on Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m., at Drytown Cellars. If you have ever thought about joining AAUW, this will be the perfect meeting to attend to find out...

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Tessa Marguerite
4 days ago
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The Amador County Office of Education and Amador County Unified School District avow, “We strive to ensure that every student in Amador County receives a quality education.” However, some of those employed for the ACUSD, specifically teachers, feel that they, who are directly involved in the students’ education, are not being respected or treated fairly. A teacher at Argonaut High School observed, “Our goals are to provide the best opportunities for our students.” However, with the low pay and disrespect that many teachers consider... [Read more]
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Jerry Budrick
5 days ago
The East Bay Municipal Utility District will hold its 8th annual Mokelumne River Cleanup, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, September 20. Scores of volunteers have participated in this event in the past and have hauled away cigarette butts, broken bottles, refrigerators and more.

“This event really brings our community together,” said Lora Sparrowk, Ranger/Naturalist II at EBMUD. “We gain a sense of accomplishment and pride from working together and keeping our beautiful Mokelumne River clean. We hope to attract at least 100...

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Matthew Hedger
7 days ago
Amador County Supervisors have approved an interim urgency ordinance to limit large indoor marijuana grows in Amador County.

The action took place this morning, Aug. 26, at their regular scheduled meeting.

Rumors of a “collective” possibly planning to start a large grow operation somewhere in the county apparently sparked the action.

“We’re trying to stop the large grows,” said Supervisor Richard Forster.

The interim ordinance paves the way for a larger discussion and public hearing to amend and possibly add new language...

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Bill Lavallie
7 days ago
A fire in River Pines severely damaged a home in the 15000

block of Oak Avenue Monday evening.

A structure fire was called in at around 10:40 p.m. and arriving firefighters confirmed an active fire at the residence.

Firefighting was hampered by small, one-lane streets and tall trees

above the homes in the area. The fire did spread to some trees over

the home, however, firefighters were able to also get that under control in a

short time. Mop up operations are still underway this morning.

The name of the affected family...

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Tessa Marguerite
7 days ago
In accordance with a Municipal Code, the City’s General Municipal Election shall be held on the same day as, and consolidated with, the Statewide General Election. The nomination period for the current election cycle ended on August 8, 2014, and only current Council members Patrick Crew and Connie Gonsalves filed papers for the City Council election.

“After a brief discussion Council member Lewis nominated Connie Gonsalves for the City Council, and it was seconded by Council member Sweet. The vote was 4-0 to appoint Connie...

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Bill Lavallie
7 days ago
Tuesday afternoon around 1p.m. an accident was reported on Highway 49 near the county line and Electra Road.

Witnesses say a commercial pickup truck was struck in the rear by a sedan when it slowed for traffic in front of it. The driver of the sedan appeared not to have noticed the truck slowing and plowed into it.

Fortunately neither driver complained of injuries.

No official word has yet been released.

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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago
Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014 with 130 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury and Saturn.

In 1926, silent screen idol Rudolph Valentino died.

In 1927, despite worldwide demonstrations on their behalf, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed for murder.

In 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact. (Less than two years later, Germany launched a blitzkrieg attack on...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Sutter Creek police say two El Dorado county residents have been arrested and charged with attempted burglary following a confrontation at the Hotel Sutter August 14.

According to a press release issued by Sutter Creek Police Chief Phil Han late last week, officers were dispatched to a call reporting the attempted break-in at a hotel storage area at around 6 p.m.

Arriving officers were told two persons suspected of perpetrating the crime had fled the area after being confronted by hotel employees. A SCPD patrol car spotted a car...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
A fire off Tonzi Road and Highway 124 reported just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 consumed a house, an outbuilding, a pickup truck and several acres before finally being brought under control.

Cal Fire crews responded to the area quickly with multiple engines and personnel, including a water tender, a helicopter and a bulldozer to keep it from spreading into the surrounding hillside from its origin in a “bowl-shaped” area in a remote valley.

Forward progress of the Tonzi Fire, as it was called, was halted at around 4 p.m., and...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
A Lockeford woman and a Pine Grove man lost their lives in separate accidents on Amador County roadways this week.

The California Highway Patrol said Marcella A. Armstrong was riding by herself on Carbondale Road August 17 when, for unknown reasons, she failed to negotiate a left turn in the roadway east of Lambert Road. Armstrong drove her 1966 Harley Davidson motorcycle through a barbed-wire fence and overturned. She was thrown from the bike and sustained fatal injuries. Because she was riding alone and no one witnessed the...

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John Tuttle
2 weeks ago
The following is a partial list of scheduled hearings due to take place in Amador Superior Court on August 25, 2014. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. For a full listing of all court-related events, visit amadorcourt.org

Osbaldo Rodriguez Morales, unlawful to drive unless licensed.

Roxanne Gail Ruiz, no evidence of current registration.

Yama Jebran, failure to stop at stop sign.

James M. Stephens, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 mph.

Jeanette Faye Redding, no evidence of current...

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John Tuttle
2 weeks ago
The following properties are listed as sold in Amador County on the dates indicated.

12780 Burnt Cedar Lane, Pine Grove. 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,709 sq. ft. Sold 7/24/14, $300,000.

21376 Robin Lane, Pine Grove. 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,296 sq. ft. Sold 7/24/14, $270,000.

10708 State Highway 49-88, Jackson. Sold 7/23/14,$875,000.

17431 Sutter Creek Road, Sutter Creek. 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,061 sq. ft. Sold 7/23/14, $282,500.

5565 Club House Drive, Ione. 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,456 sq. ft. Sold 7/23/14, $60,000.

22994 Oak Trail, River Pines. 2 bed, 1...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Groom: James Lee Hemenway, Jr.

Bride: Amber Peal Anderson

July 23

Groom: Robert Eugene Williams

Bride: Donna Mae Heroux

Maria Rosario Ordaz

Cyless Marie Paminsan

July 24

Groom: Justin Robert Zysman

Bride: Samantha McKenzie May

July 25

Groom: James Garrett Carney

Bride: Samantha Lynn Lucero

Groom: Norman Howard Saley

Bride: Jennie Kathleen Stanley

Groom: Lucky Dale Michael Shaw

Bride: Veronica Catherine Campisi

July 30

Groom: Kyle Douglas Klaus

Bride:Stephanie Maria Carney

July 31

Groom: Frederick Richard...

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