Good News!


Posted by Annie in Organic, Twain Harte News on March 27, 2014

We’ve got a long road ahead, but the California Senate passed proposed legislation (SB 1381) by state Sen. Noreen Evans requiring foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled.

October 12, 2013Sonora Rally Against GMO’s — Oct. 12, 2013

On Wednesday, March 26, the Senate Committee on Health approved the bill on a 5-2 vote after Evans, D-Santa Rosa, agreed to several amendments, including that the legislation exclude alcohol products and not take effect until Jan. 1. 2016.

“I want to be very clear: This bill doesn’t ban anything,” Evans testified Wednesday. “It simply requires labeling. It’s agnostic on whether GMOs are good, or whether they are bad.”

While, Prop 37 would have banned firms from marketing any ‘processed food’ as ‘natural’ – even if it did not contain any GMOs . SB 1381, by contrast, contains no reference to natural claims, requires plaintiffs to give 60-days of notice before filing any legal action, and would only allow them to collect attorney’s fees and costs, and not damages.

It excludes certified organic foods, food served in restaurants, and meat and dairy from animals fed GE feed.

Several other states are pushing forward. You can read about it here.

GE Labeling Resurrected in California, Petition For Ballot Measure Circulating in Colorado

On a related topic the Twain Harte Market is contacting all their vendors, they are in the process of labeling all the products on their shelves.  They hope to be done sometime in June.  Maybe the rest of the world won’t know what they are eating but here in Twain Harte, we will.  Way to go Twain Harte Market!  Kudos!

You won’t believe this…

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Les Miz Youth Workshop


Posted by Annie in Activities, Tuolumne County on March 12, 2014

If you are into acting and the creative arts, I’ve got good news Sierra Rep Jr. will host a Les Miz Youth Workshop. Sounds like it could be a lot of fun.  Check out the details…

Les Miserables in Palace

Sierra Repertory Theatre Jr. will offer a Spring Break Workshop March 24-28. Participants will learn and perform appropriate selections from Les Miserables, the breathtaking musical currently playing at Sierra Rep’s East Sonora Theatre.

“I am excited to introduce this musical to a group that may know nothing about it, the die hard fans, and everyone in between,” SRT Jr. Education Director Ralph Krumins said. “It’s going to be a week of hard work, but the end product is going to make everyone happy, sad, and proud to be a part of our musical theatre community.”

Sierra Rep invites participants and their families to see the full production after the workshop’s youth performance on Friday. Enrollment fee is $98 and includes price of admission for one ticket to Sierra Rep’s Les Miserables. Sign up forms are available on the Education page at

Upcoming Sierra Rep Jr. offerings include a summer workshop in July and August and a school tour of the new children’s musical Magic of Threes. To sign up for the summer workshop or learn more about having Sierra Rep visit your school, contact Ralph Krumins at, as well as 209-532-0502 extension 123.

Sierra Rep’s production of Les Miserables plays through May 4 at the East Sonora Theatre. Tickets cost $26-42 depending on date, time and seating, with student and senior rates available. For tickets and information, visit Sierra Rep online or call the Box Office at 209-532-3120.

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Trout Fest at Moccasin Creek


Posted by Annie in Family Fun, Field Trip Idea on March 1, 2014

kids fishing day

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting Trout Fest at Moccasin Creek Hatchery on Saturday, April 12th, from 9am to 1pm.

Trout Fest provides a hands-on opportunity, for all ages, to hone their fishing skills, learn about trout and the local hatchery.

Activities include knot tying, rigging, casting, cleaning fish, trout tasting, fish prints, trout touch pool, fly tying, dissection, aquatic insects, games, science activities and displays.

All activities are free and all equipment is provided. Actual fishing is limited to kids 15 years and under.

Moccasin Creek Hatchery is located at 15300 Hwy 49, at the junction of Hwy 49 and 120.

For more information call (559) 765-4824 or email

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