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Water Shortage 01/23/2014

Bob Petersen

Why is it that, given the lack of rain, those in charge are talking about all the things that citizens can do to save water ? I would like an explanation of why all the reservoirs in the area are empty. These lakes were semi full to full at the end of the summer in 2013.< more

County’s Pick & Choose Encroachment Enforcement Laws 10/06/2013

Donald E Mason

I’m a 90 year old USMC WWII 100% disabled purple heart w/ a bronze star veteran who owns a cabin that I built with my brother back in 1965. I have a steep asphalt driveway that is being destroyed by … more

Government Shut Down 10/01/2013

Eleanor Wittrup

As I understand it, in order to pass (or repeal) a law in the U.S.A. you have to pass it by majority vote in the House AND the Senate and then the President has to sign the bill into law. … more

Recent Blogs

A Gift of GRACE 11/24/2014

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Two years ago, the Sonora Area Foundation teamed up with a local donor with a vision to make a difference for those individuals and families – to help them get past their unmet needs. The result was the formation of the Tuolumne County GRACE Fund, a donor fund held by the Foundation. In this case, GRACE stands for Giving Respect And Caring Encouragement. more

Changing of the Guard at TCVB 11/19/2014

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Changing of the Guard at the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau As of November 1 of this year, the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau has a new Executive Director; Lisa Mayo, taking the place of long-time Executive Director, Nanci Sikes. For over … more

What about In-N-Out Burger & Trader Joe’s? 11/18/2014

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As the Director of Economic Development for Tuolumne County, I am asked the following two questions numerous times each year. When will we get an In-N-Out Burger? When will we get a Trader Joe’s? The purpose of this month’s blog is to summarize TCEDA’s current direction, explain types of retailers, and provide insight regarding the baseline requirements of retailers when they consider expanding into new communities. more

Thinking Ahead 10/29/2014

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When the Fall season rolls around, that means a couple of important activities are on the schedule at the Sonora Area Foundation. The first is that the annual conference for community foundations, presented by the Council on Foundations, will be held. This year, the conference was conducted toward the end of October in Cleveland, Ohio – the location of the first community foundation, founded 100 years ago this year. more

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