Category Archives: Valley Springs

Sidewalks in Rancho

The flaggers were out this morning stopping traffic on Highway 26 where a sidewalk is being constructed between the Rancho Calaveras clubhouse and Driver Road. The crews are making rapid progress. Already there’s a stretch of brand new concrete sidewalk near Driver Road. Interestingly, there was some controversy over this safe-routes-to-school project that will enable [...]

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Calaveras Unified trustee boundary changes

Calaveras Unified is revising its election system — going to a by-trustee-area vote to avoid any chance the district could be found to have discriminated against minority groups. The current system of a school-district-wide vote on the person to represent each area is being phased out around the state after several districts got in legal [...]

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Tunno publishes a book

Calaveras County folks mostly know David Tunno for his efforts to educate folks here about federal flood zone mapping and his advocacy for fair treatment of property owners. But Tunno has a much larger life including a career of several decades as a trial consultant. Tunno makes use of what he learn in the trial [...]

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Background about FEMA and that closed door meeting involving Calaveras supervisors

For some background on why many county residents are concerned about Federal Emergency Management Agency flood zone maps, see David Tunno’s article posted on the Calaveras County Taxpayers Associaton website at http://ccta.camp8.org/Resources/Documents/FEMA%27s%20Flood%20of%20Falsehoods.pdf The headline “FEMA’s Flood of Falsehoods,” is a bit melodramatic. But Tunno does carefully lay out exactly why the FEMA Bureaucracy is sometimes [...]

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Five ways to do good in the Lode

Mother Lode community groups are raising money and collecting food for a variety of causes. Here’s a roundup: **The Relay For Life (raises money for cancer research) will be March 6 at the The Terrace Plaza shopping center, corner of Vista Del Lago Drive and Highway 26 in Valley Springs. Toyon Middle School students represent [...]

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