Calaveras supervisors table ordinance to ban commercial cannabis cultivation

Gary Jakobs, a consultant with Ascent Environmental hired by Calaveras County, confers with Peter Maurer, county planning director, on Wednesday during a special board meeting on cannabis in San Andreas. - union democrat Gary Jakobs, a consultant with Ascent Environmental hired by Calaveras County, confers with Peter Maurer, county planning director, on Wednesday during a special board meeting on cannabis in San Andreas.

The Death of the Tunnel Tree

Early last Monday morning, a friend of mine sent news that a tree we knew, a sequoia, had collapsed in a winter mountain storm. I was in New York, where two inches of hard snow sat on cars and tree branches that themselves looked like death.