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Final Judgement in Agritourism Trial Entered December 16

Courtesy of the Keep it Rural News Update On December 15, Judge Sargis signed and filed a four-page final Judgment, based upon his 65- page Memorandum Opinion and Decision. The Judgment was entered on the docket December 16. IN BRIEF, THE JUDGMENT: granted... Learn More

Judge Holds Off Trinitas Bank Seizure

Golf goes on as foreclosure sale put off until 2012 By Dana M. Nichols Record Staff Writer December 08, 2011 12:00 AM MODESTO – It appears that golf will continue until at least Jan. 27 at the troubled Trinitas golf course near Wallace, after a... Learn More

UPUD Announces Open Seat on Water Board

The board of directors of the Union Public Utility District is calling for applications to fill a vacancy on the board. Director and Vic President of the Board, Raymond Behrbaum resigned on November 7. His resignation was accepted at the November 16th... Learn More

Nemees Will Appeal Trinitas Decision, Attorney Says

Calaveras Enterprise Read the original article here. Trinitas owners Michael and Michelle Nemee plan to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that their golf course does not constitute agritourism, their attorney, Ken Foley of San Andreas, said Wednesday. In... Learn More

Trinitas Bankruptcy Court Supports County Definition of Agritourism

In a 65-page decision filed November 21, 2011, Judge Ronald H. Sargis upheld the Calaveras Board of Supervisor’s decision that golf is not Agritourism, and rejected the Nemee’s argument that they were misled by the County. The judge went on to grant... Learn More

Mother Lode Road Deal Falls Apart

By Dana M. Nichols November 19, 2011 Record Staff Writer SAN ANDREAS – Funding for a $56 million straightening of the Wagon Trail section of Highway 4 between Copperopolis and Angels Camp is in jeopardy after a three-county agreement to cooperate... Learn More

Federal Judge: Golf Operations at Trinitas Must Halt by Jan. 27

By The Record November 23, 2011 MODESTO – A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge this week posted an opinion in which he found the 280-acre Trinitas golf course near Burson a “public nuisance” and ordered golf operations there to cease by Jan. 27. The... Learn More

The Judge’s Decision on Trinitas is Out

Update courtesy of Lew and Kathy Mahew. Judge Sargis’ Opinion on Nemee v. County of Calaveras is now available to view or download here. As previously reported, the judge’s decision finds in favor of the County on all counts; it grants injunctive... Learn More

Bank Asks Judge to Seize Trinitas – Argues Course Can’t Recover from Bankruptcy

By Dana M. Nichols November 11, 2011 Record Staff Writer SAN ANDREAS – Stockton-based Community Bank of San Joaquin is asking a judge to let the bank seize the Trinitas golf property south of Wallace. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ronald Sargis is... Learn More

Fire board Approves $150 Fee for Rural Properties

The Associated Press Posted: 11/09/2011 05:56:05 PM PST SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A California firefighting board has approved raising an annual wildfire fee for rural structures to $150. The state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection voted Wednesday to impose... Learn More







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