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June 2, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A sheriff's deputy responding to a Memorial Day plane crash died when his car hit a tree. A single-engine plane had crashed soon after takeoff from Columbia Airport about 11 a.m. Monday, killing the two people on board. Their names have not been released. Deputy Dave Grant of the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department was rushing to the scene with his sirens going when he had to swerve to avoid a car.
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June 6, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The woman who shot and killed her son's alleged molester in a Tuolumne County courtroom more than a decade ago has been freed from prison after serving a drug sentence. Ellie Nesler was released Sunday from the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. She was sentenced in 2002 to six years in prison for selling and possessing illegal drugs. Nesler gained notoriety in 1993 for shooting Daniel Driver five times during a break in his preliminary hearing.
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June 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
About 1,500 people, including officers, family and friends, gathered for a memorial service honoring Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Grant. There were officers from as far as Las Vegas and many community members who remembered Grant from his days at Sonora High School. Grant, 46, died on Memorial Day in a car accident while rushing to the scene of an airplane crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
A woman on a weekend fishing trip was killed after a large chunk of rock broke loose from a boulder on a mountainside above a lake and knocked her into the water, authorities said. Kimberley Barnes, 42, of Modesto was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center where she died a short time later. The rockslide above Pinecrest Lake in the Sierra foothills of Tuolumne County occurred about 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Sheriff's Lt. George H. Ruckman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The woman who shot and killed her son's alleged molester in a Tuolumne County courtroom more than a decade ago has been freed from prison after serving a drug sentence. Ellie Nesler was released Sunday from the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. She was sentenced in 2002 to six years in prison for selling and possessing illegal drugs. Nesler gained notoriety in 1993 for shooting Daniel Driver five times during a break in his preliminary hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
A woman on a weekend fishing trip was killed after a large chunk of rock broke loose from a boulder on a mountainside above a lake and knocked her into the water, authorities said. Kimberley Barnes, 42, of Modesto was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center where she died a short time later. The rockslide above Pinecrest Lake in the Sierra foothills of Tuolumne County occurred about 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Sheriff's Lt. George H. Ruckman said.
FOOD
February 22, 2006 | Charles Perry, Times Staff Writer
FIRST we started buying pizza stones, massive pottery slabs that bake more evenly than flimsy metal sheets ever can. Since then, some bold souls have been on a mighty quest for ever more slow, traditional cooking. They buy brick linings for their ovens or even install brick ovens in their backyards. So maybe it's time for stone pots to make a comeback. That's stone, not stoneware. Stoneware is just a kind of clay fired at a high temperature.
TRAVEL
June 16, 1996 | LUCY IZON
Three new American youth hostels have recently opened, one near the site where the Wright brothers made their first powered flight, a second in Utah's "Red Rock Country" and a third near former Gold Rush towns in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just 40 miles from Yosemite National Park. The HI-Outer Banks hostel is located in Kitty Hawk, N.C., gateway to the 100-mile string of barrier islands on the Atlantic Coast.
SPORTS
June 19, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Federal prosecutors dropped drug charges against three co-defendants of former Los Angeles Ram cornerback Darryl Henley, who is accused of conspiring to kill a judge and a former cheerleader. Charges were dismissed against Ronald Knight and Donald Knight, twin brothers who are longtime friends of Henley, and Alisa Denmon, the mother of Henley's child, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Harris said Tuesday. None of the three was accused of being part of the alleged plot to kill U.S.
TRAVEL
April 16, 2000
This list of visitor information offices, edited by the Times for space, was provided in part by the California Division of Tourism in Sacramento. Amador County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 596, Jackson, CA 95642; telephone (800) 649-4988 or (209) 223-0350, fax (209) 223-4425, www.amadorcountychamber.com. Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, P.O. Box 4270, Anaheim, CA 92803; tel. (714) 765-8888, fax (714) 765-8861, www.anaheimoc.org.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
About 1,500 people, including officers, family and friends, gathered for a memorial service honoring Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Grant. There were officers from as far as Las Vegas and many community members who remembered Grant from his days at Sonora High School. Grant, 46, died on Memorial Day in a car accident while rushing to the scene of an airplane crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A sheriff's deputy responding to a Memorial Day plane crash died when his car hit a tree. A single-engine plane had crashed soon after takeoff from Columbia Airport about 11 a.m. Monday, killing the two people on board. Their names have not been released. Deputy Dave Grant of the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department was rushing to the scene with his sirens going when he had to swerve to avoid a car.
TRAVEL
April 18, 1999
The following list of local visitors offices, edited by The Times for space, was provided by the California Department of Tourism in Sacramento. Amador County Chamber of Commerce, 125 Peak St., Suite B, Jackson, CA 95642; telephone (209) 223-0350, fax (209) 223-4425. Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau, P.O. Box 4072, Anaheim, CA 92803; tel. (714) 765-8853, fax (714) 765-8861. Greater Bakersfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1325 P St., Bakersfield, CA 93701; tel.
OPINION
May 26, 2008
Editor's note The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are regular concerns of The Times' editorial pages, and undoubtedly will be much debated in the coming presidential campaign. Today, however, is not for politics or policy, but rather for honor. And thus we pay our respects to the women and men of our armed forces who have given their lives in defense of this country and its freedoms. Below, those who made that sacrifice from Jan. 1, 2008, through midnight Saturday. Jim Newton, Editor of the Editorial Pages -- [ IRAQ ]
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