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< Tuesday, October 4, 2022 >

All Day Soles 4 Souls for Shoe Drive 2022 is On! Donate Today!
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...It's that time again for you and your friends to look in your closets for "idle shoes" and donate them to our SHOE DRIVE! Drop-off bins are at shops & schools from Arnold to Copper. All shoes accepted - those that can't be reused will be recycled. MAKE A DIFFERENCE YOU CAN FEEL IN YOUR SOLE!

All Day Caltrans To Begin Culvert Project on State Route 49 Near Angels Camp
Angels Camp, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will install drainage pipe systems (culverts) on State Route 49 from approximately a half-mile south of Red Hill Road to Gun Club Road near Angels Camp in Calaveras County. Culverts drain water to help prevent erosion and maintain the structural integrity of roadways. Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 3 and continue until November 2022. One-way traffic control with flaggers will be employed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

Motorists should expect 5- to 10-minute delays and are advised to use alternate routes, whenever possible.
Culverts will be installed at two locations south of Red Hill Road, one location north of Whittle Ranch Road, and one location south of Gun Club Road.

The estimated $275,00 project will be performed by Quimu Contracting Inc. of Dixon, CA.

This work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment, and/or materials and construction related issues.

For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.

For the latest road conditions, visit

All Day Columbia College Presents Art Exhibition Extended Through November 18th
Columbia, CA...“Pain and Beyond” – a collection of oil and mixed media paintings, completed between 2011 – 2018 by Columbia College Art Professor, Li Ching Accurso, is now on display through October 18th, in the Columbia College Manzanita Building Rotunda (11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora). The upper level of the Manzanita Building is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm. During the period Li Ching worked on these pieces, she was experimenting with materials combined with oil, such as glitter, confetti, and fabric.

The ceramics that are on display were produced between 1996 – 2009, when Li Ching was continually discovering new expressive possibilities with clay.

Li Ching began painting small watercolors in February, 2022, as a convenient medium to travel with, and a discipline for painting from observation.

“In all my work, I want to express strong emotions of joy, color, hope, and enthusiasm,” Li Ching says.
A Taiwanese-American woman artist, Li Ching Accurso has served as a full-time member of the art faculty at Columbia College since 1995. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from UC Berkeley in Painting and was a Fulbright scholar.
“This is a beautiful and impressive collection of work, said Columbia College President Lena Tran. We invite the wider community to come and enjoy this exhibition.”

For information on the artwork, contact Li Ching Accurso at 209-588-1530 or Paintings not included in this exhibition are available for viewing and purchase. Instagram: lichingaccurso, Facebook, or

WHO: Columbia College
WHAT: Paint and Beyond – Art Exhibition
An art display showcasing work by Li Ching Accurso
WHERE: Manzanita Building (upper level Rotunda) at Columbia College
WHEN: September 19 – November 18, 2022 M-F, 8am – 5pm
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM School Board Candidate Forums Meeting Notice
Calaveras County, CA...The Calaveras GOP is planning Candidates Forums on the dates below...

Bret Harte Union High School District & Vallecito Union School District:
Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sequoia Woods Country Club, 1000 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold, CA

Bret Harte & Mark Twain School Districts
Thursday, Oct. 6, 5:30-7:30
Fireside Room, Greenhorn Creek, 711 McCauley Ranch Rd., Angels Camp

Calaveras Unified School District
Wednesday Oct. 12, 5:30-8:30
Calaveras County Sheriff's Office, 1045 Jeff Tuttle Dr., San Andreas, CA

Vicky Reinke
Calaveras County Republican Party
209 736-0233
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM Dracula Comes to Angels Camp!
Angels Camp, CA... STOKER ON STOKER, THE MYSTERIES BEHIND THE RESEARCH AND WRITING OF DRACULA A NIGHT OF HORROR HISTORY! Announcing a very special event coming to Angels Camp, the “125th Anniversary of Dracula with Best Selling Author Dacre Stoker. A Night of Horror History. 1 Night Only in Angels Camp, Calaveras County.” A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California. In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the release of Bram Stoker’s seminal literary horror masterpiece, Dracula, best selling author in his own right and Bram Stoker’s great grand-nephew, Dacre Stoker, will appear for one night only at the The Bret Harte Theater (a.k.a. Dr. Elliott A. Smart Performing Arts Center) in Angels Camp, Tuesday evening, October 4, 2022.

This very special scheduling addition and final personal appearance to Dacre Stoker’s current west coast From Novel to the Stage to Screen Tour is entitled Stoker on Stoker, the Mysteries Behind the Research and Writing of Dracula. This 80-minute presentation chronicles the past 10 years of Dacre’s life as he searched through libraries, archives and family papers to create a riveting historical retrospective which shares an in-depth look at the events in Bram Stoker’s life that lead to him writing Dracula.

The likelihood this event will sell out is great. It is recommended to order advance tickets at:  Tickets are $20 Students, $40 General Admission, $60 VIP (Expedited seating with Meet-and-Great with Dacre Stoker.

Books will be available for purchase.

Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:30.  This event is produced by Murphys Witch Walk, LLC,

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Angels & San Andreas Memorial Chapels
Bank of Stockton
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Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
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Middleton's Furniture
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