Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp: July At The Grove

July started with several small fires, the Fourth of July parade at volcano,  the  guys enjoy this event each year, and a fundraiser for a local non-profit agency called Amador Stars. The guys were very eager to support this great cause!
Amador Stars which stands for Support, Transportation, and Resource Services, is a vital part of the support system for cancer patients in Amador County. They have numerous volunteers that donate countless hours to this organization, making it possible for them to provide assistance to many cancer patients throughout Amador County.  YCC Brady and firefighters Ratliff  and Villasenor delivered a check for $492.00 to the Amador Stars.
As the month progressed so did the fires throughout the state, keeping all four crews very busy.  Some fires they could hike into and some called for air transportation.  July is proving to be the start of a busy fire season ahead.

Mike Roots
Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp
PO Box 1040
13630 Aqueduct-Volcano Rd.
Pine Grove, CA 95665
Division of Juvenile Justice

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Operation Care - Aug 2015

Operation Care Logo
We're Moving!
Operation Care offices will be moving on September 1st.
Our new address will be:

817 Court Street, Suite 12
Jackson, CA 95642

It's just around the corner from our current offices in the
Amador Professional Center.

All services will continue with no interruption!
Go! Summer Youth Program

Operation Care held its 3rd annual Summer Youth Program (SYP)! We had 12 participants that ranged from 12 years old to 17 years old. Youth learned about a number of topics including, but not limited to; healthy relationships, drugs and alcohol prevention, anti-bullying, sexual assault, personal hygiene and so much more. Students organized a bake sale and car detail fundraiser.... 
Yard Sale this Friday & Saturday

Friday 7/31 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Saturday 8/1 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1003 Broadway, Jackson
(Old Public Health building, across from DMV)
Lots of great clothing (all seasons, styles, and sizes)  
Misc. household goods and more! LOW LOW PRICES! ALL MUST GO! For more information contact Janet Saxton (209) 223-2897 
Complete Details
We Need Volunteers!

Operation Care has many volunteer opportunities available, from office help to community outreach to client services. We need your help! Volunteering not only helps our client's directly but also indirectly by helping us meet our match for our CalOES grants.  If you are interested, please contact  our volunteer coordinator:  Janet Saxton at 223-2897. 
Jenefer Israel
Staff Highlight

Jenefer Israel, Program Specialist 
It has been my long held desire to work in a position where I can help others especially those in crisis and those suffering through domestic violence experiences. An opportunity arose last December which allowed me to volunteer with Operation Care; I was later hired to fill the position of Program Specialist.

As a Program Specialist with Operation Care I am able to offer victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault invaluable programs that can be specific to their individual needs such as sheltering in our safe house, peer-counseling, court room or emergency room advocacy, transitional housing options and many other programs provided by local, state and federal grants.
I am truly thankful to be working with the Operation Care organization together with its amazing fabric of volunteers, board members and community supporters.
Every Contribution Counts!
There are many ways to donate to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to help educate our community on the effects of violence...Learn More

Donate now through PayPal:
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2015 Jackson Fire Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts available through Aug 28

It is that time of year - time for us to start selling our t-shirts to raise money for the Amador Stars​! This year’s design features a new, sleek design that will be sure to draw attention for many years to come. Last year, we sold 149 shirts, and this year we are aiming for the STARS! Our goal is to sell over 200 shirts! Shirts are $20 each, both adult and kids sizes available so the whole family can look fashionable. All money raised from the shirt sales goes to Amador Stars and stays in Amador County to help support those during their fight against cancer.
Please help us reach our goal and help support this great volunteer group assisting those in their time of need. Shirts can be purchased by going to . These are the shirts that Jackson’s bravest will be wearing during the month of October. Hurry and get yours today, sales end August 28th!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Plasse's Resort Presents 161st Annual BBQ & Live Auction - Sat Aug 15

A-PAL Humane Society's "Bark in the Park" - Sat Sept 26


for more information!

Red Cross to Visit Tuolumne To Install Smoke Alarms, Teach People Fire Safety

Nationwide campaign aims to reduce the number of home fire deaths, injuries.
The American Red Cross Sierra-Delta Chapter will be visiting the City of Sonora in Tuolumne County as part of its Home Fire Preparedness Campaign to teach people how to be prepared for home fires and install smoke alarms where needed.
Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

The Red Cross will be going through the city of Sonora on Friday, July 31 to install smoke alarms as well as carbon monoxide detectors in homes that need them and teach people about what to do now in case a fire breaks out in their home. Joining the Red Cross will be the Sonora Fire Department.
“If this program of giving a few fire safety tips and installing some smoke detectors saves one life in 5 years, it would definitely be worth all our efforts,” said Dennis Lewis, American Red Cross Mass Care Lead Volunteer for Tuolumne County.
Simple Steps to Save Lives
There are several things families and individuals can do to increase their chances of surviving a fire:
  • If someone doesn’t have smoke alarms, install them. At a minimum, put one on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Local building codes vary and there may be additional requirements where someone lives.
  • If someone does have alarms, test them today. If they don’t work, replace them.
  • Make sure that everyone in the family knows how to get out of every room and how to get out of the home in less than two minutes.
  • Practice that plan. What’s the household’s escape time?
The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters each year in the United States and the vast majority of those are home fires. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by becoming avolunteer!
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

For more information, visit our website, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fiesta Viva El Arc! - Sat Aug 22

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is a nonprofit organization that has been providing support and services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Amador and Calaveras counties since 1971.  It is our goal to ensure long-term availability of services and to advocate for the development of new services. We work with businesses and individuals to provide enriching experiences in education and employment in our communities and to provide supported living services.

Fiesta Viva El Arc!
Saturday, August 22 at 4:00pm
St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center
Tickets: $25
Entertainment: Thick Soup Band and
A dinner show with The Arc Players

We encourage anyone interested in the events or our services to contact The Arc at 209-267-5978 or visit our website at

Thank you for all you do to contribute to making our community a wonderful place to work and live!

Amador Fire Safe Council - Wed July 15

Amador Fire Safe Council
Board of Directors Meeting
"The mission of the Amador County Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of Amador County and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation, and action."
AFSC, P O Box 1055, Pine Grove, CA 95665 – Phone: (209)295-6200
Meeting Agenda
July 15, 2015                                        
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Amador County Agriculture Department Conference Room
12200 Airport Road, Martell

1.      Call to order
2.      Approval of Agenda (Action)
3.      Introductions
4.      Approval of Minutes  June 17, 2015 (Action)
5.      Treasurer’s Report (Discussion and possible Action)
6.      Executive Director Report
7.      AFSC invoices confirmation (see reverse side)
8.      Announcements
9.      Committee/Grant reviews (Discussion and possible Action)
·       PG&E Grants (Amador Safe Ingress/Egress & web cameras)
·      Public Events Committee  - R Brown -  updates         
·      ACCG updates
·        Fire Adapted Amador
·        Firewise update
·        Western States WUI Grant update
10.    Old Business (discussion and possible action)
  • Title III
  • New board member Richard Yarnell, PG&E
11.  New Business  (discussion and possible action)
  •  Appoint Secretary
  • Grants Committee (J Bray)
  • Director Nomination and Membership makeup of the AFSC (J Bray)
12.  Public Comments
13.  Next meeting, August 19, 2015
14.  Adjournment

Firehouse Concert - Sat Aug 1