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Matthew Hedger
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Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014 with 131 to follow.

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

In 1851, the U.S.-built schooner America outran a fleet of Britain's finest ships around England's Isle of Wight in an international race that became known as America's Cup.

In 1881, American humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons founded the National Red Cross.

In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre...

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Matthew Hedger
3 days ago
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014 with 133 to follow.

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

In 1741, Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovered what is now called Alaska.

In 1858, theories by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace regarding evolution were published in a British scholarly journal.

In 1882, 1812 Overture by Peter Tchaikovsky was played in public for the first time.

In 1968, approximately 200,000 Warsaw...

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Matthew Hedger
7 days ago
Today is Saturday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2014 with 137 to follow.

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

In 1812, British forces foiled plans for a U.S. invasion of Canada by capturing the city of Detroit.

In 1896, the North Country gold rush began with the discovery of gold in the Klondike region of Canada's Yukon Territory.

In 1948, baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York of cancer at age 53.

In 1954, the first edition of Sports...

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John Tuttle
1 week 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 6

Jackson

Trevor Rae Narasaki, 24, Jackson; 2:00 p.m. on 300 New York Ranch Road; Violation of probation; Assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm or force, with gross bodily injury; Infliction of a corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.

August 7

Sutter Creek

Rodney Lance Harmon, 42, Stockton; 9:22 p.m. on Ridge Road at the Shell Station; Felony warrant...

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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago
The following are selected entries taken from the Amador Sheriff’s Office dispatcher’s log for the dates and times indicated.

August 9

11:27 a.m. Log Information on Shake Ridge Road in Sutter Creek. Evidence of a bear in the area.

2:24 p.m. Suspicious Person and Vehicle on Upper Previtali at the turnout. A woman in a black sports car followed the caller from Highway 88 all the way to her house and got out of her car and began yelling that she had kidnapped her child. Caller says she showed the woman the inside of her trunk, she...

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John Tuttle
1 week ago
The following is a partial list of arraignments scheduled to be heard in the Amador Superior Court on August 18, 2014. For a full listing of court activities, visit www.amadorcourt.org

David Barboza Moreno, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 mph.

Jonathan Luke Celli, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 mph.

Rodney Alan Barney, no evidence of current registration.

Lucas Benjamin Whitlock, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 mph.

Mario Joseph Vaquera, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 mph.

Rodger Eugene Greenfield, no evidence...

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John Tuttle
1 week ago
The following are selected from Tentative Rulings issued in Amador Superior Court on August 8, 2014. For a full listing of all court activities, visit www.amadorcourt.org

14-CVC-08666 Patricia Condon vs. Amador County.

Defendant County of Amador’s demurrer to plaintiffs’ Complaint is:

Sustained with leave to amend as to the First Cause of Action for failing to allege facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action;

Overruled as adequately plead as to the Second Cause of Action, as the amended claims presented have cured the...

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John Tuttle
1 week ago
The following is a partial listing of marriage license applications filed for on the dates indicated. This information is part of the public record and is compiled by the Clerk/Recorder’s Office. Visit ledger-dispatch.com for a link to the complete listings of public records available.

July 11

Groom: Jack Arnold Schmidt

Bride: Debora Renee Brinkley

Groom: Philip Michael McGough

Bride: Beth Amber Hill

July 14

Groom: Jacob Clay Stivers

Bride: Shaney Sue Tyree

Groom: John Mark Hardy, Jr.

Bride: Valisa Renae Romero...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2014 with 141 to follow.

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

In 1851, Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his sewing machine. (He set up business in Boston with $40 in capital.)

In 1898, a peace protocol was signed, ending the Spanish-American War. The United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines and annexed Hawaii.

In 1966, as the Beatles were beginning their last tour, John...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Today is Monday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2014 with 142 to follow.

It's back to school day in Amador County for all grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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

In 1877, Thomas Edison described the fundamentals of the phonograph to an assistant and instructed him to build the first one.

In 1934, the first group of federal prisoners classified as most dangerous arrived at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

July 30

Pioneer

Michael Lee Beres, 37, Pioneer; 2:36 p.m. on the 16550 block of Silver Pines Drive; Violation of probation.

Jackson

Matthew Keith Wade, 24, Pine Grove; 4:55 p.m. at the Amador County Probation Department; Violation of probation.

Cindy Marie Obrien, 54, Jackson; 12:10 p.m. on the 10770 block of Highway 49; Misdemeanor warrant arrest.

Jerry Lee Chastain, 58, Alameda; 3:51 p.m. on Electra Road, one mile from Highway 49; Disorderly conduct:...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
The following are selected entries from the Amador County Sheriff’s Dispatch call logs for the dates and times indicated.

August 1

12:59 a.m. Suspicious Circumstances on Park Circle in Jackson Valley. Meet with security near clubhouse by pool. Strange chemical odor in area for approximately 60 minutes. Does not smell like gas.

1:02 a.m. Suspicious Circumstances on Highway 49 in Jackson. Man outside with a gun. One shot just fired by husband.

9:00 a.m. Vandalism on Highway 88 in Pioneer. A lock on an outbuilding where the well is...

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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago
Chicago — 1833
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2014 with 148 to follow.

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

In 1833, Chicago, with a population of about 200, was incorporated as a village.

In 1858, after several unsuccessful attempts, the first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean was completed.

In 1861, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln approved the first federal income tax. (A wartime measure, it was rescinded in 1872.)

In 1957, Dick...

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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago
Today is Monday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2014 with 149 to follow.

It is U.S. President Barack Obama's birthday.

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

In 1735, the standard of truth as a defense against a claim of libel was established in the American colonies when John Peter Zenger, publisher of a New York City newspaper, was acquitted of libel charges.

In 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. (The United States initially declared itself...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

July 22

Jackson

Shawn Elliott Harway, 24, Pioneer; 10:42 a.m. at the Amador County Probation Department; Violation of probation.

Patrick Derrick Jones, 38, Jackson; 9:50 a.m. on the 670 block of New York Ranch Road; Violation of probation.

Kimberly Alice Porter, 52, Jackson; 10:04 a.m. at El Dorado Bank; Possession of a controlled substance.

Danny David Upton, 61, Jackson; 1:45 p.m. on the 20300 block of Clinton Road; Assault with a deadly weapon, not...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
The following are selected entries from the Amador County Sheriff’s Dispatch call logs for the dates and times indicated.

July 28

10:48 a.m. Civil Standby, Keep the Peace at American Legion Hall on Airport Road in Martell for issues within family and members from out of town threatening to cause problems. A car has been keyed in a related vandalism call.

July 29

8:07 a.m. Citizen Assist on Buckhorn Lane in Pioneer. Caller states he acquired a trailer and an Arctic Cat from a residence that had been foreclosed on (items were...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
The following is a listing of marriage license applications filed on the dates indicated. This information is part of the public record and is compiled by the Clerk/Recorder’s Office.

June 17

Groom: Rodney Harold Russ

Bride: Doris Elsa Abad

Groom: Jaime Trejo Cortez

Bride: Debbie Sue Garcia

June 18

Groom: Kyle Scott Quan

Bride: Christine Haas

June 19

Groom: Shane Michael Hoyle

Bride: Hannah Noel Haggerty

June 20

Groom: Costello Blackwell

Bride: Lanetta Virginia Spencer

Groom: Valentino Lee Hightower Jr.

Bride:...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
The following is a partial listing of tentative rulings issued in Amador Superior Court on July 25, 2014. For a complete listing of all rulings, visit amadorcourt.org

13-CVC-08487 Andrew Garcia vs. William Knipp.

Defendant’s Demurrer. The court finds that the acts or omissions complained of are ministerial in nature and defendants are not

afforded immunity for the conduct set forth in plaintiff’s complaint.

Defendants’ general demurrer as to the causes of action for negligence and exemplary damages is sustained for failure to...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
The following is a partial list of arraignments scheduled to be heard in the Amador Superior Court on August 4, 2014. For a full listing, visit amadorcourt.org

Erica Cardoza, license plate display specified.

Marla E. Donolovitch, no current vehicle registration.

Mendonca Trucking, air pressure warning device required.

Danielson Ins, no evidence of current registration.

Estella Bibiano, material obstructing or reducing driver’s view.

Benjamin C. Onyeagucha, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 mph.

Stephen Forbes, exceeding...

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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago
Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014 with 152 to follow.

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

In 1498, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus set foot on the American mainland for the first time, at the Paria Peninsula in present-day Venezuela.

In 1790, the first U.S. census showed a population of 3,929,214 people in 17 states.

In 1876, Colorado became the 38th state in the United States.

In 1907, an Aeronautical Division was...

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