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Bateman in SF Chronicle: Battle over pot intensifies in Calaveras County

Bateman in SF Chronicle: Battle over pot intensifies in Calaveras County

Best known for gold, jumping frogs and, more recently, tasty Zinfandels, this rural county (population 45,000), is a battleground in California’s marijuana wars.

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Life in the Mother Lode, Translated for Flatlanders

Life in the Mother Lode, Translated for Flatlanders

This article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 10, 2017, and is reprinted here with permission. Link to the Chronicle story directly here: http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Welcome-to-Republican-California-a-land-unknown-10848826.php Welcome to Republican California, a land unknown to city dwellers By Chris Bateman You don’t

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Great State Park Getaways in the Foothills

Great State Park Getaways in the Foothills

Want an affordable, memorable outing with grandkids, family or friends? The region’s four state parks are great places to play, learn and share time together.

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From the Trail of Tears to the Mother Lode

From the Trail of Tears to the Mother Lode

It was called “nu na hi du na tlo hi lu I” or the “Trail Where They Cried.” In 1838, the U.S. government forced nearly 20,000 Cherokees from their homes in Tennessee, Georgia, the Carolinas and several other states under

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Gold Rush History: How the West Went Broke

Many hardworking gold miners lost their entire savings, except for what they had secretly buried in jars, tin cans and Dutch ovens around their claims.

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Gold Rush History: Amazing Stories of Luck in the Diggings

The Mother Lode was once a risk-takers’ paradise – a wild and carefree place where a man’s pile of gold was more the doing of chance than of skillful mining practices. This led to lively times in our foothills when

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