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October 31 2012


AmadorArts Names New Executive Director

California ballot measures draw free-spending billionaires

Gravity Supply Line would enhance our firefighting efforts

Wanted Calaveras parolee walks away from Modesto hospital



October 30 2012


Cautionary pension tale of a bankrupt city

Media coverage of attack in Libya called into question

Notice - Amador Property Taxes Are Due November 1st

Reporters should keep their politics to themselves

Special Board of Supervisors Meeting Nov. 1 2012



October 29 2012


A Hero Returns Home

CalPERS Challenges Legitimacy of Bankruptcy for the City of San Bernardino

Defendants Charged as Part of $100 Million Loan Origination Fraud

ALERT! - Do not Let Mortgage Fraud Happen to You

El Dorado County Lost Camper Has Been Found Alive

Racketeering Enterprise Indicted on Investment Fraud, Mortgage Fraud

Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Military Sensitive Items to Iran

Sixty Years in Prison for Half-Billion-Dollar Fraud Scheme



October 26 2012


A Busy Weekend for Search And Rescue

ACUSD Board Meeting October 24 2012.pdf

AWA Fails to Give Notice of Upcountry Property Tax

Amador County Sheriff Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Boating Season Is Winding Down

China's Secret War- Huawei partner offered U.S. tech to Iran

Driven Cellars First Annual Halloween Costume Party

Preston Castle Halloween Haunt

Robert W. Richards Exhibit at the Hanford St. Gallery

Stage re-creation of the 1938 radio broadcast of Orson Wells

Sutter Creek Theatre presents Dirty Cello

Volcano Theatre Company present Skin Deep



October 25 2012


ACRA Jackson Halloween Party October 25th

AWA Board of Directors Meeting October 25th 2012

Amador Flu Clinic Flier 2012.pdf

Cal City seeks shield against whistle-blower retaliation

Farms of Amador-s Local Food Dinner with Guest Speaker oct 25

Plymouth City Council October 25th 2012

Scientists assemble 5 acres of mats for Tahoe Asian clam project



October 24 2012


NEWS FLASH! - Sutter Gold Mining Starts Underground Work at Gold Mine

NEWS FLASH! - Small Child Saved from Dangerous Drugs, Guns - Arrests Made in Moke Hill

A message from AWA General Manager Gene Mancebo

ALERT! - AFSC seeks volunteers to deliver firewood

Amador Fire Protection District Board and Chief Support the GSL

Amador Regional Sanitation Authority October 24 2012

China's Secret War- Understanding Chinese perspective

China's Secret War- leaked report shows no evidence of spying by Huawei

Supervisor Speaks regarding Re-opening of OHV trails and Roads

ALERT! - The 2012 Angel Tree Applications are now available

Who Owns America-s Debt



October 23 2012


Amador County Supervisors Consent Agenda October 23 2012

Amador County Supervisors Meeting October 23 2012

CalFire Lifts Burn Ban Statewide, But Local Bans Still in Effect

Dinner and a Movie- The Wizard of Oz

Ione Wastewater Committee October 23 2012

Protecting the Right to Vote and Prosecuting Ballot Fraud

Sutter Creek Development Review Committee October 23 2012

The Amador Water Agency Proposed System Wide Rate Structure



October 22 2012


Amador Water Agency Board Meeting October 22 2012

Brownfields Application City of Jackson October 22 2012.pdf

Ione Special City Council Meeting October 22 2012

Jackson City Council Meeting October 22 2012.pdf

Man Drowns in Lake Camanche

Sutter Creek City Council Meeting October 22 2012.pdf



October 19 2012


FBI Warns of Mystery Shopper Scam

Former Elk Grove Man Arrested for $20 Million Investment Fraud

Free Mammograms in Jackson on Saturday October 20

Ione Evalynn Bishop Hall Fundraiser Dinner Saturday

Ione Preston Castle Halloween Haunt this Weekend

Jackson Pet Adoptions at Tractor Supply this Saturday

Plymouth- Dine with Deavers Vineyards Saturday

Sutter Creek Harvest Craft and Gift Fair this Weekend

Sutter Creek Theatre Down South Blues Player Saturday

Wicked Sisters Live at Pine Grove Old School House



October 18 2012


NEWS FLASH! - Sutter Gold Mining Gets 12 Million Dollar Loan to Stay Open

ALERT! - Fall Colors Hike in Hope Valley Tomorow

ALERT! - ACRA Five-Week Photography Class Starts Tomorrow

ALERT! - Protect your home against winters silent killer

Amador Fire Protection Authority Meeting October 18 2012

2012 Mokelumne River Cleanup

Murphys Man Shot During Dispute

The Off Road Vehicle Season is Winding Down

91 year-old Mayor Admits to $200,000 Theft

The FBI Discusses Hate Crime Statistics

Transcript of Second Presidential Debate 2012

Try a Computer Basics Class This Weekend?



October 16 2012


NEWS FLASH! - Foundation Entering Escrow to Purchase 1100 Acre Greilich Ranch

ALERT! - Groups Challenge Federal Government Decision on Plymouth Casino

ALERT! - California sees more fatal DUI crashes in wine regions

ALERT! - Controversial Strip Mine, Asphalt Plant Approved in California

The community deserves honest and accountable public officials

ACUSD Special Meeting October 16 2012

Amador County Air District Board Meeting Cancelled



October 15 2012


Disscusion about the details Regarding Newman Ridge Project (audio)

Jim Scully Explains Why He is Opposed to the Newman Ridge Project (audio)

Opponents of Newman Ridge Project Speak Pt 1 (audio)

Opponents of Newman Ridge Project Speak Pt 2 (audio)

Jackson Planning Commission Meeting October 15 2012

Sutter Creek Architectural Review Committee October 15 2012

Sutter Creek City Council Meeting October 15 2012.pdf



October 12 2012


ALERT! - SEIU Files Unfair Labor Practices Lawsuit Against Amador county

Squirrel found at California campground tests positive for plague exposure

Credit rating agencies review dozens of California cities for possible credit downgrades

Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians Invests in Repairing Parks of Amador County

Cleaning up Old Mining Sites and New Ones (audio)

Mike Del Orto Talks Mining Locally (audio)

Newman Ridge Project Appellants Give Closing Statement (audio)

ALERT! - Sutter Gold Provides Update on Mining, Construction Activities

San Andreas Women Arrested for Shooting at Neighbors House

Technology Petting Zoo This Weekend at Jackson Library



October 11 2012


What are the Local Issues near the Newman Ridge Project in Ione Pt 1 (audio)

What are the Local Issues near the Newman Ridge Project in Ione Pt 2 (audio)

Major Developer tells His Story About Newman Ridge Project (audio)

Newman Ridge Project Spokesman Tells Their Story (audio)

Local Mine Worker Discusses Newman Ridge project (audio)

Local concerns about School Children and the Newman Ridge Project (audio)

Amador Air District Responds to Newman Ridge Project Issues (audio)

Amador Air District Responds to Newman Ridge Project Issues, Again (audio)

Did the Board Make a Zoning Exception for the Newman Ridge Project? (audio)



October 10 2012


NEWS FLASH! - Gold Rush Ranch Owners Want to Sell Out

Amador Supervisors Vote Against the Appeal of Newman Ridge Projects (audio)

ALERT! - Amador Supervisors Disclose they met Major Developer Before Public Hearing (audio)

Why Supervisor Plasse Denied the Appeal of Newman Ridge Project (audio)

Why Supervisor Forster Denied the Appeal of Newman Ridge Project (audio)

Why Supervisor Novelli Denied the Appeal of Newman Ridge Project (audio)

Why Supervisor Boitano Denied the Appeal of Newman Ridge Project (audio)

Local Rancher Explains Her Side of Newman Ridge Project in Ione (audio)

Not in My Backyard- 94-Year-Old Fights Proposed Strip Mine



October 9 2012


NEWS FLASH! - Amador Supervisors Will Allow County Workers to Vote Against SEIU (audio)

NEWS FLASH! - Amador County Website is Wrong- Amador Supervisors Audio of Meetings Does Work

ALERT! - Amador Supervisors Respond to Grand Jury Report

ALERT! - Factory activity caps worst quarter in three years- Markit

Amador County Planning Commission October 9 2012

Jackson City Council Meeting October 9 2012

Jackson City Council Meeting Minutes September 24 2012.pdf

Sutter Creek Planning Commission October 9 2012.pdf

City of Sutter Creek Wildlife Habitat and Oaklands Management Plan.pdf

Fall in the Garden, October 13th



October 5 2012


ACUSD and Jackson Rancheria Leaders Discuss Park Restoration Projects for Schools

Amador Council of Tourism - Measure Q

Amador Farm Day Drew Big Crowd to Fairgrounds

Is America in Decay?

Conservative Analysis of California Ballot Propositions 2012.pdf

Planning Grant Possible for Arroyo Ditch improvements



October 4 2012


Another California City faces fiscal emergency

ALERT! - Election Crimes and the FBI

Home sales would rise with sensible lending standards

Is Applying for Jobs Online an Effective Way to Find Work

Purple People Mark Start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Ranchers see increase in grass thefts amid drought

Who Thinks Economic Climate Not to Blame for Companies Leaving Cal



October 3 2012


NEWS FLASH! - Bar Fight Ends in Gunfire



Eight Vehicles Burglarized Two Suspects Arrested


FBI Discusses Corruption in City Hall

Former IRS examiner arrested in corruption case

ALERT! - Man Lost in Wilderness Found Alive

Senator Applauds Governor For Vetoing Health Care Legislation

Voters to decide if supervisors need term limits

AWA Budget and Finance Meeting October 3 2012

AWA Engineering Meeting Canceled



October 2 2012


AWA Community Outreach Committee October 2 2012

ALERT! - Armed Robbers Hit Mining Museum

Calif. gov. OKs bill on illegal immigrant licenses

Ione City Council Meeting October 2 2012

Major upcountry pump fails- AWA cautions conservation

Realignment Dramatically Cuts Size of California Prison Population

Senior Expo 2012 - Oct 2 2012

The Every Day Guide to Wine



October 1 2012


Annual secured property tax bills for the 2012-2013 have been mailed

Farm Bureau welcomes governor vetoes of heat-illness bills

Pumpkin patch and corn maze are open daily

Sutter Creek City Council Meeting October 1 2012

Tour the Gold Rush Trail





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Amador County Sheriff
(209) 223-6500

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(209) 223-1771

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(209) 267-5646

Ione Police Department
(209) 274-2456



Amador County Board of Supervisors

District 1 John Plasse
District One Representative
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 223-6470
Fax: (209) 257-0619
Email: jplasse@amadorgov.org


District 2
Richard Forster
District Two Representative
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 223-6470
Fax: (209) 257-0619
Email: rforster@amadorgov.org


District 3
Ted Novelli
District Three Representative
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 223-6470
Fax: (209) 257-0619
Email: tnovelli@amadorgov.org


District 4
Louis Boitano
District Four Representative
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 223-6470
Fax: (209) 257-0619
Email: lboitano@amadorgov.org


District 5
Brian Oneto
District Five Representative
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 223-6470
Fax: (209) 257-0619
Email: boneto@amadorgov.org



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