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Vision Sonora plan to go before council

Three projects proposed under the city’s “Vision Sonora” community beautification plan will go to the Sonora City Council for consideration in the coming weeks.

A public restroom on Stewart Street, permanent closure of Linoberg Street and a makeover of the Stockton Road corridor between Green Street and the fairgrounds are three proposals the council will be asked to greenlight in the near future, most likely at meetings in February or early March.

Final stages of Mono Way construction in progress

Read more...Watch out for flaggers who will be directing traffic today and next week in Sonora for construction along Mono Way. 

Traffic controls at Mono Way and Greenley Road have been in effect since 7 a.m. Thursday morning and are scheduled to remain in place through today, according to city officials. 

Cow rescued from mineshaft

Veterinarian Wes Wittman (left) oversees the rescue of Molly, a Brahma cow who fell down a mineshaft on Monday. Jesse Jones / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
After nearly four days in a Tuttletown mineshaft, a Brahma cow named Molly was rescued Thursday afternoon by a team of veterinarians, animal control officers and tow truck operators.

The 9-year-old white cow, owned by Tuttletown residents Antoinette and Bill Nichols, was saved from the 35-foot deep mine shaft on the Nichols’ property by the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Emergency Response Team. 

Area reservoirs have more water than 2014

Despite January being bone-dry, high-country reservoirs actually have more water now than at this time last year.

“Both Lyons and Pinecrest are much fuller than they were last year,” said Tom Trott of the Twain Harte Community Services District. “It’s a good place to start this year, even though there’s been no rain for a month, or snow.”

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