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Matthew Hedger
6 hours ago

Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015 with 274 to follow.

This is known as April Fools' Day.

(St. Stupid's Day)

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

In 1826, Samuel Morey was granted a patent on the internal combustion engine.

In 1918, toward the end of World War I, the British founded the Royal Air Force. (Two months later it began bombing industrial targets in Germany from bases in France.)

In 1924, Adolf Hitler was sent to...

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Matthew Hedger
4 days ago

Today is Saturday, March 28, the 87th day of 2015 with 278 to follow.

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

In 1797, Nathaniel Briggs was awarded a patent for the washing machine.

In 1881, P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey merged their circuses to form The Greatest Show on Earth.

In 1939, Madrid surrendered to the nationalist forces of Generalissimo Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

In 1968, the counterculture musical Hair opened on...

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John Tuttle
6 days ago
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CALL LOGS: The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

March 14

12:33 a.m. Suspicious Person at Petrovich Park on Broadway and Water streets in jackson. Male subject possibly involved in an earlier fight seen walking down Main Street drinking a beer. Felony arrest.

1:29 a.m. Auto Burglary at Jackson Rancheria Casino on New York Ranch Road...

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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago

Today is Wednesday, March 25, the 84th day of 2015 with 281 to follow.

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

In 1807, the English Parliament abolished the slave trade.

In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City killed 146 people, mostly female immigrant workers. (The tragedy led to the eventual enactment of many state and national workplace safety laws.)

In 1947, a mine explosion in Centralia, Ill., killed 111 men,...

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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago

Today is Monday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2015 with 283 to follow.

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

In 1775, in a speech supporting the arming of the Virginia militia, Patrick Henry declared, Give me liberty or give me death.

In 1965, Astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young were launched in Gemini 3, the first U.S. two-man crew in space.

In 1966, Pope Paul VI met Britain's archbishop of Canterbury at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican,...

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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago

Today is Sunday,March 22, the 81st day of 2015 with 284 to follow.

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

In 1791, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation forbidding slave trading with foreign nations.

In 1941, the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River began producing electrical power for the Pacific Northwest.

In 1945, representatives from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen met in Cairo to establish the Arab...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Prisoner no. 1533-AZ Gregorio Nunez (forefront), pictured with his eyes closed, was one of the last 27 inmates to leave Alcatraz on March 21, 1963.

Today is Saturday, March 21, the 80th day of 2015 with 285 to follow.

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

In 1413, Henry V was crowned king of England.

In 1617, Pocahontas died in England at about age 22. Three years earlier, she converted to Christianity, took the name Rebecca and married Englishman John Rolfe.

In 1790, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia became the first U.S. secretary of state.

In 1857, 100,000 people were killed in an earthquake...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

Today is Thursday, March 19, the 78th day of 2015 with 287 to follow.

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

In 1916, eight Curtiss Jenny planes of the First Aero Squadron took off from Columbus, N.M., to aid troops that had invaded Mexico in pursuit of the bandit Pancho Villa. It was the first U.S. air combat mission in history,

In 1918, the U.S. Congress passed the Standard Time Act, which authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission to establish...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
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Arrest Log: The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

March 3

Ione

Peter Gregory Hertzog II, 30, Amador City; 10:07 p.m. on the Plymouth Highway at the Ione City limits; DUI.

March 4

Sutter Creek

Zane Christopher Fralick, 44, Jackson; 1:34 a.m. on Highway 49 at Sutter Ione Road; DUI.

Ione

Michael Leroy Allen Jr., 23, Ione; 10:50 a.m. on the 20 block of Welch Lane; Violation of...

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Via Press Release
02/27/2015 10:35 AM
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The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

February 11

7:09 a.m. Suspicious Circumstances on Quartz Street and Highway 49 in Plymouth. Caller says he has a contractor putting up fence on his property and has been advised that the crew is being verbally harassed by a tenant next door.

10:48 a.m. Welfare Check at Pine Grove Mobile Home Park...

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John Tuttle
02/19/2015 7:53 AM

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

February 4

10:39 a.m. Burglary at Pokerville Market on Highway 49 in Plymouth. Caller is at the recycling center, it appears someone broke into the building overnight.

11:06 a.m. Animal Call on Teton Court in Jackson Valley. Caller says two brown and white Spaniels are loose in the neighborhood...

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John Tuttle
02/19/2015 7:48 AM

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

February 11

Jackson

Paul Jerome Lyman, 82, Jackson; 1:40 p.m. at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office; Reckless driving: Highway; Plea of guilty or NOLO to reckless driving.

February 12

Pine Grove

Robert Dunn, 40, Pine Grove; 3:06 a.m. on Pine Grove Volcano Road; Driving with a suspended license: reckless.

Jackson

Nicole Michelle Jones, 23,...

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John Tuttle
02/12/2015 10:01 AM

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

February 1

1:07 a.m. Theft of Property at Jackson Rancheria Casino on New York Ranch Road in Jackson. Caller says her cell phone was stolen from the bathroom earlier today.

9:35 a.m. Suspicious Person and Vehicle on Grapevine Gulch Road at Village Drive in Jackson Valley. Caller is part of a...

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John Tuttle
02/05/2015 8:45 AM

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

January 27

Jackson

Anthony Rosario Matranga, 51, Sutter Creek; 12:28 p.m. at the Best Western Parking Lot; Violation of Probation; Disorderly conduct: Alcohol.

Ione

Thomas John Gold, 45, Clements; 9:28 a.m. on the 310 block of Preston Avenue; Possession of a controlled substance while armed; Driving under the influence of a controlled substance;...

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John Tuttle
02/05/2015 8:37 AM

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

January 12

1:38 a.m. Stolen Vehicle at Agate Place, in Jackson. Suspect vehicle at location, felony arrest.

6:24 a.m. Possession of Controlled Substance While In Custody at Amador County Jail, Court Street, in Jackson, felony arrest.

10:12 a.m. Suspicious Circumstances on Mount Whitney Drive,...

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Matthew Hedger
02/05/2015 10:21 AM

Today is Thursday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2015 with 329 to follow.

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

On this date in history:

In 1631, British clergyman Roger Williams arrived in Salem, Mass., seeking religious freedom. (He founded the colony of Rhode Island.)

In 1919, screen legends Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith formed United Artists.

In 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell...

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John Tuttle
01/29/2015 7:46 AM

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

January 15

Jackson

Robert Charles Lucero, 35, Valley Springs; 3:08 p.m. on the 550 block of Highway 88; Failure to appear.

John Paul Franceschi, 53, Valley Springs; 9:06 a.m. on Highway 49 and Electra Road; Failure to appear; Mental competency proceedings.

Rene Ruby Berry, 34, Valley Springs; 3:07 p.m. at Costless Foods; Felony warrant arrest;...

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Matthew Hedger
01/22/2015 7:38 AM

On Wednesday, January 28, volunteers will conduct a survey of homeless families and individuals in Amador County. They will follow guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a 24-hour “point in time” look at homelessness. All the volunteers have been trained for this process.

Volunteers will be visible in their assigned locations during the day and into the evening. If they walk the creeks and enter homeless encampments, they will work in teams of two. They will approach homeless persons respectfully...

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Via Press Release
01/22/2015 7:34 AM

California State Parks, Nevada Division of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service will continue prescribed fire operations in areas around Lake Tahoe this week.

Operations may take place near Tahoe City on Highway 28 between Rocky Ridge and Lake Forest, near Emerald Bay at Eagle Point Campground, the boat camp and behind Vikingsholm, Fallen Leaf Lake, Ski Run Boulevard near Heavenly, north of Spooner Summit, and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park near Sand Harbor. Operations will last through the next several weeks as conditions allow....

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Matthew Hedger
01/22/2015 7:29 AM

The following is a list of marriage license applications filed in the Amador County Clerk/Recorders Office on the dates indicated.

November 14

Groom: Shawn Lamont Davis

Bride: Shavaun Tanyce Ashley

November 18

Groom: Ronald James Scott II

Bride: Jennifer Lynne Maxey

November 25

Groom: David Scott Crosby

Bride: Delsan Aina Sanchez Dela Rosa

December 8

Groom: Marc Andrew McMurry

Bride: Tristan Charis Heinze

December 9

Groom: Brandon Lee Flynn

Bride: Leah Christine Faull

Groom: Richard Thomas Harding

Bride: Jami Lynn...

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