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Saturday, Aug 18
All Day Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car Show and Chili Cook-Off
All Day Exotic Bird Show
08:30 AM Arnold Rim Trail (ART) Volunteer Trail Work Day
09:30 AM North Grove Photography Walks at Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Gold & Outdoor Festival
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
04:00 PM Party Like a Rotarian at the Angels Murphys Rotary's Annual Shrimp Feed
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
06:00 PM Dinner on the Church Grounds
06:00 PM Song Posse
07:00 PM Bear Valley Summer Music Series! June 30th - Labor Day
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
07:30 PM Brad Peterson & Friends at Sequoia Woods
Sunday, Aug 19
All Day Exotic Bird Show
07:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
Until 05:00 PM Gold & Outdoor Festival
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
All Day Song Posse
Monday, Aug 20
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
02:00 PM Healthy Living Cooking Class
02:00 PM Healthy Living Cooking Class
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
All Day Song Posse
Tuesday, Aug 21
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
Until 09:00 PM Summer Chalking Class Series
All Day Song Posse
Wednesday, Aug 22
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
05:30 PM Locals' Night with Milliaire
All Day Song Posse
Thursday, Aug 23
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
All Day Song Posse
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Friday, Aug 24
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
All Day Song Posse
06:00 PM Cool Beans at Cameo Plaza
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Saturday, Aug 25
All Day Exotic Bird Show
09:30 AM North Grove Photography Walks at Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
Until 08:30 PM Song Posse
07:00 PM Bear Valley Summer Music Series! June 30th - Labor Day
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Sunday, Aug 26
All Day Exotic Bird Show
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
02:00 PM Concert of the Summer
02:00 PM Celebration of Life set for Marcy Crawford
Monday, Aug 27
All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
Tuesday, Aug 28
Until 03:00 PM "Voices of Wisdom" Senior 55+ writing classes
Wednesday, Aug 29
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Thursday, Aug 30
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine
Friday, Aug 31
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM One Hot August Night
07:00 PM William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine

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Brad Peterson & Friends at Sequoia Woods

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2018 04:36 PM
Arnold, CA...Brad Peterson & Friends at Sequoia Woods


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Make Your Burger Dreams Come True at Giant Burger

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2018 08:43 AM
Arnold, CA...Make Your Burger Dreams Come True at Giant Burger.

Party Like a Rotarian at the Angels Murphys Rotary's Annual Shrimp Feed

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2018 08:36 AM
Murphys, CA...Party Like a Rotarian at the Angels Murphys Rotary's Annual Shrimp Feed

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Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car Show and Chili Cook-Off

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2018 08:32 AM
Arnold, CA...Join us at the 4th Annual Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car show and Chili Cook-off, Saturday, August 18.
Last year we had an estimated 500 show goers, including the 250 people who tasted the best chili in the county. Thanks to community support we had 25 raffle prizes from day spa passes and dinner gift cards to car supplies. We expect the same great crowd this year.

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Live Bret Harte Football Bret Harte 27 Final Orestimba 50

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 07:29 PM
Arnold, CA...Live Bret Harte Football. Tonight the Bull Frogs are taking on the Orestimba Warriors. Both sides have been moving the ball well. Bret Harte 27 Final Orestimba 50. Replay will be up later and Thank You for watching.





Summer Sales Event Going on Now at Sonora Ford!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 05:57 PM
Sonora, CA...Welcome to Sonora Ford. Sonora Ford in Sonora, CA treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!



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Governor Brown on Death of Utah Fire Battalion Chief Working on California Wildfires

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 02:32 PM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Draper City Fire Department Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett, who passed away while working on the Mendocino Complex wildfires in Northern California:

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Congressional Letter to State Water Quality Control Board

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 12:10 PM
Washington, DC...Congressional Letter to State Water Quality Control Board


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FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 11:46 AM
Washington, DC...The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market its generic epinephrine auto-injector in 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths.

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Hot August Specials From Black Sheep Winery

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 11:21 AM
Murphys, CA...Black Sheep Winery arrived in Murphys with the 1984 harvest. From that first harvest we produced our 1984 Amador Zinfandel. The wine was styled in a big, bold way like nobody else could do. That's what makes us Black Sheep; we're different from the rest of the flock. We feature small batches of limited release wines handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras and Amador Counties. We produce about 2,500 cases of wine per year, specializing in Zinfandels and Rhone varietals.


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Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) Awards Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship to Bret Harte High School Student

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 11:00 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has presented an Advanced Manufacturing Scholarship to BHHS student, Nickolas Ratkovich. Nickolas received a $2,000 scholarship to begin his college studies in the Mechatronics/Electrical Technology field. Nicholas resides in San Andreas with proud parents Melissa & Peter Ratkovich.

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The Donnell Fire Grows to 31,369 Acres, Containment Climbs to 36%

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 09:42 AM
Pinecrest, CA...It was a relatively quiet night on the fire. The western edge showed little spread. Yesterday crews were able to get a good line in and made significant progress with containment in this area. Today, additional crews and aircraft are working to complete the line near Spicer Reservoir. A small portion of the fire remains active north of Highway 108 and Kennedy Meadows due to steep rugged terrain and patchy vegetation. Crews are working to complete the last short segment of containment line south of Highway 108 between Douglas Picnic Area and the Bennett Juniper. Portable pumps and hose were brought in to support hand crews. Mop up and suppression repair continues along the southern fire boundary. Drier weather, lower humidity and increased west to southwesterly winds may intensify fire activity this afternoon. With very low fuel moisture and limited recovery overnight, vegetation continues to burn for extended periods. Today is the fifth anniversary of the Rim Fire, the largest wildfire to occur in the Sierra Nevada. Half a decade later, local staff continues to work on restoration efforts.


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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am (Today 9 - Noon)

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 09:01 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!



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Rare Opportunity to Tour the Historic Utica Mansion

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 08:53 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp Museum Foundation will be hosting a special dinner event September 8, 2018 to benefit the Angels Camp Museum Foundation Lecture Series. Thanks to the current owner and resident, Tad Folendorf, the Utica Mansion will once again be open to the public for tours, complete with a history of the home followed by a delicious dinner catered by Pickle Patch on the Utica Mansion grounds.

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Party Like a Rotarian at the Angels Murphys Rotary's Annual Shrimp Feed

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 08:02 AM
Murphys, CA...Party Like a Rotarian at the Angels Murphys Rotary's Annual Shrimp Feed


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Traffic Update....Collision on Silver Rapids Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 07:54 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Traffic Update....Collision on Silver Rapids Rd

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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through August 21st

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2018 06:54 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7331 Or You may call your order into 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order into 209.728.3402 ext 305. Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local

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Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Sierra Hills Market 209.728.3402, 117 Highway 4, Murphys. Lila and Sage Catering and Cakes 209.728.2604. Angels Food Market 209.736.4243. 396 North Main Street, Angels Camp. Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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Huge Kayak & SUP Clearance Sale Going on Now at SNAC! Save Now & Play!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 10:07 AM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.

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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 10:00 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

Traffic Update.....Vehicle on Side Near Tiger Creek Rd / McKenzie Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 05:44 PM
Traffic Update.....Vehicle on Side Near Tiger Creek Rd / McKenzie Dr


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Traffic Update....Van vs Tree, Possible DUI Near Sr4 / Meadowview Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 05:15 PM
Arnold, CA...Traffic Update....Van vs Tree, Possible DUI Near Sr4 / Meadowview Rd


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William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Directed by Tara Kayton, Presented by Shakespeare on the Vine Theatre Company. Through Sept 1st.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 04:49 PM
Murphys, CA...(Now Playing)..In their fourth season, Shakespeare on the Vine Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s comedy The Tempest -- critically thought to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote. The piece will be performed on the outdoor Arden Stage at Brice Station Vineyards. Director, Tara Kayton and her talented company will bring this magical story of family, art, and reunion to life from August 9 to September 1.Twelve years ago, Prospero was the beloved Duke of Milan, but his attention to books caused him to leave the management of his state to his brother, Antonio. Eventually, with the help of Alonso, Queen of Naples, Antonio usurped the dukedom for himself. Prospero and his baby daughter Miranda were put to sea and eventually landed on a fantastical island inhabited only by a native, Caliban, and a powerful spirit, Ariel.



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Fire Update...Fire Reported Near Hwy 4 & Red Apple Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 12:58 PM
Murphys, CA...Fire Update...Fire Reported Near Hwy 4 & Red Apple Drive. Looks like they may be able to keep this one to a large spot fire.

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Montana Man & Sacramento Woman Arrested on Drug & Weapons Charges

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 11:55 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Tuolumne Sheriff's Office..."Sunday morning was far from quiet for us. One of our deputies stopped a car near Springfield and Shaws Flat Road in Sonora for several vehicle code violations. That stop turned into a major bust.

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Joseph Victor Ciolino 1951 - 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 11:39 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Joseph Victor Ciolino of Mountain Ranch CA, passed away at home Sunday evening 12 Aug 2018, of a heart attack, at the age of 66. Joseph Victor Ciolino was born 11 Dec 1951 in Los Angeles, CA, the son of James Vincent Ciolino of New Jersey and Louise Jones of Arkansas. Joseph V Ciolino married Harlene Roberts in Santa Cruz CA. They had one son, Jason Victor Ciolino born in Santa Cruz, California.

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Aretha Louise Franklin 1942 - 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 11:20 AM
Detroit, MI...Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success. After signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think". By the end of the 1960s she was being called "the Queen of Soul".




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Make a Healthy Plan to Attend Mark Twain Medical Center's Fall Health Fair

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 10:34 AM
San Andreas, CA...Make a Healthy Plan to Attend Mark Twain Medical Center's Fall Health Fair

Donnell Fire Morning Update, 30,079 Acres, 30% Contained, Fire Column North of Spicer

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 09:33 AM
Bear Valley, CA...A smoke column is visible from Highway 4 north of Spicer Reservoir. Fire activity in this area increased due to steep, dense vegetation, dry fuels and gusty south and southwestern winds. Uncommon fire activity at night has been observed in the northwestern portion of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Expect increased aviation in the area as air tankers and helicopters make multiple drops to try to moderate fire activity. Hiram historic cabin has been wrapped with fire resistant material and vegetation cleared to protect the structure in the event fire continues to spread north. Additional containment line was completed on the northwest and southeast portions of the fire. With the current conditions including warming temperatures, lower humidity, increased winds up to 25 mph and low fuel moistures, vegetation is incredibly receptive to long distance spotting. Moderate fire activity remains on the northeastern and eastern edges of the fire. Hazard tree mitigation continues along Highway 108.

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Former CHP Officer Charged with Rape of 12 Year Old Girl

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 09:13 AM
Jackson, CA...From the Amador Sheriff's Office..."On Sunday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office received a troubling call from the pastor of a local church. The pastor explained that the mother of a 12-year-old recently learned that her daughter had been molested. The mother also disclosed that the suspect in the molestation is currently employed as an officer with the California Highway Patrol.

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekday Mornings (New Stories Below)

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 09:01 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Start at 9 am Today.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2018 06:54 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Start at 9 am Today.

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Though August 21

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 01:30 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Though


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VA Health Van Clinic August 16th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/14/2018 09:58 AM
Murphys, CA...VA Health Van Clinic August 16th


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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 09:57 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.



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Reminder...Music in the Parks: Freight with Grover Anderson and Jimbo Scott Valley Springs Memorial Park Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 05:43 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Music in the Parks presents, Freight with Grover Anderson and Jimbo Scott. Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial District Gazebo. Valley Springs, August 15, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. No admission fee or cover charge. Bring blankets, low-back chairs, wine, dinner and yourselves. We have to admit, we're crazy about the songs of Jimbo Scott and Grover Anderson. These two northern California singer/songwriters have joined forces for a folk-based act that includes rock and roll, blues, bluegrass, and straight up folk. With strong, clear vocals and tight harmonies, they sound like big bells when they start to sing.

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2011 Ford F-350 Truck Stolen from CCWD – Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 05:23 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On 8-15-18 CCSO Deputies responded to a reported burglary at the Calaveras County Water District Treatment Plant in Valley Springs. Sometime during the night of 8-14-18 to the morning of 8-15-18, an unknown suspect or suspects broke in to the building and attempted to steal several vehicles on the property including a tractor and another truck which was damaged by a futile attempt of hot wiring.

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Peddlers Market is Now Open in Arnold's Cedar Center.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 11:01 AM
Arnold, CA...Peddlers Market is now open in Arnold's Cedar Center. The owners Robert Tedore and Trisha Thompson a husband and wife team, have turned their love of collecting into a new venture. Their hand-painted furniture gets a new life as a unique statement with a rustic touch. Their eclectic point of view includes the hand painted furniture, rustic, vintage, antique, hand made, and more






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The Donnell Fire Now 29,756 Acres, Firefighters Making Progress & Smoke Output Starting to Drop

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 10:45 AM
Pinecres, CA...Due to more accurate perimeter mapping a slight decrease in the percentage of containment was noted. Significant decrease in both fire activity and threats to structures allowed firefighters to continue progress on containment. Night crews were pulled off the line at midnight and rotated in this morning with the day crews to assist with patrol efforts. Increased personnel on the fire line and additional heavy equipment will provide more resources for fire containment. The thunderstorm over the eastern portion of the fire yesterday produced little rain and did not increase fuel moisture levels to help firefighting efforts. Firefighters are working hard to keep the established containment lines in place while making progress.

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Over Side on Camp Mather Trail

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 09:26 AM
Groveland, CA....Traffic Update...Vehicle Over Side on Camp Mather Trail

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 09:02 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





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Traffic Update....Collision Near SR4 / Appaloosa Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 07:12 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Traffic Update....Collision Near SR4 / Appaloosa Way


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Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Start at 9 am Today.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2018 06:56 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Start at 9 am Today.

Full Grand Jury Report on Widespread Sexual Abuse of Juveniles and Cover Up by Portions of Catholic Church

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/14/2018 10:47 PM
Harrisburg, PA...What follows is the first few paragraphs of the Grand Jury Report that shows the sad, large scale abuse of children and subsequent cover up of the incidents by portions of the Catholic Church. "We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have heard some of it before. There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But never on this scale. For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away. Now we know the truth: it happened everywhere.


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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/14/2018 10:00 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

Crews Made Good Progress on Donnell Fire Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/14/2018 09:00 PM
Pinecrest, CA...Wildland Fire Modules made significant progress on the west side of the fire in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Helicopters were able to support the modules by dropping water on the fire throughout the day. In addition, Helirappellers were inserted to construct a helicopter landing area (helispot) west of the fire boundary. On the southern and eastern flanks of the fire, crews continued to mop up and enhance containment lines. Afternoon thunderstorms on the eastern third of the fire forced firefighters to suspend operations early in the day. Night crews will focus on structure protection and mop up on the south eastern side of the fire. Crews in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness will continue operations tomorrow morning when they can safely navigate the terrain reducing the likelihood of accidents or injuries.

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Calaveras MET Team Assists DFW with Marijuana Eradication

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/14/2018 06:40 PM
Copperopolis, CA...On 08/13/2018 Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team deputies assisted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with the service of a warrant in the rural area of Heiser Canyon near Copperopolis. No subjects were located upon arrival. Several scientists from the California State Water Board as well as Senior Environmental Scientists from the Department of Fish and Wildlife assisted in the investigation.



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Children Learn about Parents’ Jobs at Mule Creek ~ By Lt. Angelo Gonzales, AA/PIO Mule Creek State Prison

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/14/2018 06:12 PM
Ione, CA...Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) recently held its fifth annual Junior Corrections Academy. The Junior Academy was designed to give the children of MCSP employees a chance to learn more about the job their parents do every day and to expose them to the field of Corrections Law Enforcement. On July 16, 44 participants, ranging in age from 8 to 15 years old, started a week-long junior academy where they received instruction on a wide range of topics which included: Fire Suppression, Social Media Security, Firearms Familiarization, Basic First Aid, Crime Scene Preservation, Contraband and Drug Interdiction and Crisis Response Team weapons and tactics.




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Major Injures to David Moore when His Scooter Went Down on Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/14/2018 05:55 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Moore was riding his Yamaha Majesty scooter northbound on SR-49 north of Gold Rush Lane in "13 Curves". He was unable to negotiate a left hand curve and his Yamaha overturned, causing Moore to be ejected from his Yamaha. Moore sustained major injuries due to the collision and was life flighted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of his injuries.

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Celebration of Life set for Marcy Crawford

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/14/2018 03:21 PM
Arnold, CA...The family of Marcy Crawford invites her friends and colleagues to join them in a celebration of Marcy’s life on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Snowflake Lodge, 335 Blue Lake Springs Drive, in Arnold. Born on June 27, 1939, Marcy died on June 11, 2018, after living courageously with Stage 4 breast cancer for nearly six years. She loved Arnold and all the friends she made here.

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Traffic Update....Collision Near Fairgrounds on Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/14/2018 02:21 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Traffic Update....Collision Near Fairgrounds on Hwy 49

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  6. President Donald J. Trump on Defense Bill H.R. 5515
  7. Calaveras Board of Supervisors are Back In Action Today
  8. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below
  9. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below
  10. Hay Bales Cause Sacramento Area Couple's Death in Hwy 88 Motorcycle Collision
  11. Calaveras Sheriff's Department Holds Hiring & Promotion Ceremony
  12. Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Sr49 / Sr26
  13. Gary L. Stevens For Sheriff Tri-Tip Fundraiser Dinner & Dance
  14. Sierra Pacific Industries Forestland in California Closed Due to Fire Danger
  15. Traffic Update....Solo Vehicle Rollover Near Tuolumne Rd / Soulsbyville Rd
  16. Traffic Update...Head on Collision Near Pool Station Rd / Upper Andy Rd
  17. The Donnell Fire Now 28,302 Acres, 20% Contained & 135 Structures Destroyed
  18. The Ferguson Fire is Winding Down, 96,457 Acres & 86% Contained, Yosemite Valley Reopens Tomorrow!
  19. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below
  20. Traffic Update....Tree Down in Roadway Near Smith Station Rd / Greeley Hill Rd
  21. Governor Brown Announces Appointments Including Hunter Angela as Sierra Conservation Center Warden
  22. Traffic Update...Minor Injury Collision in Clearing Stages Near Sr88 / Inspiration Dr East
  23. McClintock Calls for State-Wide Federal Assistance for California Fires
  24. The Donnell Fire Morning Update...27,769 Acres, 20% Contained, Fire Edges Closer to Spicer
  25. Huge Clearance Sale Going on Now at Purchase the Past
  26. The Big Ace 5,000 Store Sale at Arnold Ace Home Center
  27. Great Limited Time Offers From Above & Beyond Travel
  28. Fire Update...Fire Reported Near Treat Ave / Sr49
  29. The Fabulous Off Brothers at Bistro Espresso
  30. The Crystal Image Band at Camp Connell General Store's Beer Garden.
  31. The Dustbowl Revival Returns to Twisted Oak Winery, August 11th
  32. Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through August 14th
  33. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through August 14th
  34. Great Investment Property & Business Opportunities in Arnold
  35. Who's Ready to Play? New Melones Lake Charity POKER RUN for FUN!!
  36. Summer Sales Event Going on Now at Sonora Ford!
  37. Jim Bailey Can Insure Your "Building & Loan" & Help You With Almost Any Insurance Need
  38. Beautiful Estate Home on Over 5 Acres in Angels Camp. Only 5,000
  39. Peddlers Market is Now Open in Arnold's Cedar Center.
  40. The Big Summer Sale is Going on Now at The Clothes Mine
  41. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below
  42. Yosemite Valley to Reopen to Visitors on Tuesday, August 14th, at 9:00 a.m.
  43. Inside View with Host Cory Burnell and Guest Congressman Tom McClintock on Wildfires
  44. President Trump at Prison Reform Roundtable
  45. Donnell Fire Continues to Grow, Growth Heading into Alpine & Upper Calaveras. Now 23,824 Acres
  46. Donnell Fire Forces Closure of Carson-Iceberg Wilderness and Spicer Lake, Spicer Campground Still Open
  47. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below
  48. Ferguson Fire Now 95,104 Acres, 80% Contained, Demobilization Underway
  49. Friday Night's Angels Camp Farmers Market Cancelled Due to Smoke
  50. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay Below!

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Silver Lining to Forest Fires?
Could Repeated Fires Removing Fuel From Forests Move us Forward to Less Severe Fires in Future?
Yes, Ferguson Fire is prime example as Rim Fire scar provided containment line.
No, California has many, many rough fire seasons ahead.



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Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.



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