Steampunk convention underway at Turlock fairgrounds

Small but enthusiastic crowds strolled the hall around noon Saturday at Steam House Con, a convention celebrating the steampunk subgenre of science fiction. The event, in its first year, began its three-day run Friday morning at the Stanislaus County Fairground.


Success & Service: Tuolumne Sheriff Mele get statewide honor

Tuolumne County Sheriff James W. Mele received the Daryl F. Gates Memorial Police Executive of the Year award during the annual conference of the California Association of Tactical Officers in Los Angeles last month. He was recognized for his “commitment and leadership to the field of SWAT and helping raise the bar of SWAT training and tactical responses.”

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