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All Day Arts-In-Corrections Art Show at Columbia College Through March 28, 2019
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JC Power Equipment Service & Repair Has Opened to Serve in Avery “ When You Just Want It Done Right"

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2019 06:05 PM
Avery, CA...We Service and Repair Most Power Equipment Makes and Models. We do generator tune-up’s service repair and maintenance. Pick Up & Delivery is Available. Jim & Nancy Conway have opened JC Power Equipment in AVery. The power couple have been married since Nov, 11 1990. They have two children James and Andrea and two Granddaughters Athena and Arabella. History in power equipment. 1982/83 1983/84 high school junior and senior yr's, Attended CCOC ( central county occupational center) Vocational school. During my jr yr, I was asked to compete against other vocational programs in our area in a CA state sponsored program. The instructor informed me that I was the first, first year student to be asked to compete.


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Backcountry Film Festival Bear Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2019 02:30 PM
Bear Valley, CA...In partnership with Nickolay Dodov Foundation Avalanche Education and Backcountry Safety we are excited to present the Backcountry Film Festival this year, March 23rd! Calling all “go big or go home” winter enthusiasts! Get ready to get goosebumps while you “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” at the impact and importance of our winter wildlands through this collection of short films. Film line-up: https://winterwildlands.org/backcountry-film-festival-2018-19-films/.

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Grand Opening of Crossfit Calaveras

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2019 12:56 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Grand Opening of Crossfit Calaveras


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The 11th Annual Copper Chili Cook Off!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2019 12:21 PM
Copperopolis, CA...The 11th Annual Copper Chili Cook Off!


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Gem and Mineral Show...Going on Now!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2019 11:05 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society is having their annual show this weekend at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Inexpensive fun for the entire family. Rain or Shine. Kids activities, rocks, minerals, fossils and jewelry. 10- 5 Saturday 10-4 Sunday.

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Land Clearing, Underbrush Mulching, Tree Thinning, Tree Removal & More ~ Ronwright Logging, Lumber and Construction

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2019 08:50 AM
Camp Connell, CA...Now is the time to think about fire safety on your property for this year! During winter/early spring when the fire danger is low is the smartest time to remove thick underbrush, thin out trees, remove fire ladders and create defensible space. Mulching is even more efficient with less dust! The mulch makes a great soil stabilizer. Take advantage of this time and call us for a free quote!

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Road Conditions & Chain Control Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2019 08:05 AM
Arnold, CA...There are chain controls in place this morning on Hwy 4 from East of Cottage Springs on up. On Carson Pass Hwy 88 east of Cooks Station ou will have to engage the 4wd. On Sonora Pass Hwy 108 traction aids are needed east of Long Barn. Let's be careful out there...

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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through March 26th

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 05:47 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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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through March 26th

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2019 11:22 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through March 26th.



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Dignity Health Names Doug Archer as Mark Twain Medical Center President/CEO

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 03:49 PM
San Andreas, CA...Dignity Health is pleased to announce that Doug Archer is the new President/Chief Executive Officer of Mark Twain Medical Center. Mr. Archer’s first day was on Monday, March 18, 2019. Doug is an accomplished healthcare executive, serving in critical leadership roles for more than two decades. As President of Sutter Health-Memorial Hospital Los Banos, he was responsible for overall operations at a busy 40-bed hospital and rural health clinic. Doug has been instrumental in facilitating physician engagement and partnerships, increasing volume in key areas, overseeing construction and expansion projects, and implementing a new orthopedics surgery program. Leading strategic initiatives to achieve clinical excellence, quality improvements, and financial goals, Memorial Hospital Los Banos has received many awards and recognition under his leadership. Throughout his 20 year career with the Sutter Health system, Doug has held many administrative roles and fellowships at the enterprise and facility level.

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Two Valley Springs Burglary Suspects Arrested

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 03:33 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On 3-20-19 at about 0430 hrs., Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary on Double Springs Rd in Valley Springs at the Cal-Waste transfer station. During the investigation a description of the suspects and their vehicle were obtained and broadcasted to Law Enforcement units in the area.

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Robert Mueller Has Finished His Investigation

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 03:25 PM
Washington, DC...Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finished His report and delivered it to Attorney General William Barr. It will be days, weeks or possibly never that the public sees the entire report.

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Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency on Wildfires

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 02:00 PM
Sacramento, CA... Building on lessons learned from past catastrophic wildfires, Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency throughout California ahead of the coming fire season. The Governor is directing his administration to immediately expedite forest management projects that will protect 200 of California’s most wildfire-vulnerable communities. This action follows the release of a report earlier this month by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), which identified 35 priority fuel-reduction projects that can be implemented immediately to help reduce the public safety risk for wildfire.

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A Chorus Line Continues Through March 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 01:38 PM
Sonora, CA...A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” Audiences, critics, and artists agree… A Chorus Line is the perfect musical.


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Get Your Tax Questions Answered Today at Your Locally Owned H&R Block Office

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 01:34 PM
Angels Camp, Valley Springs & Jackson...Get Your Tax Questions Answered Today at Your Locally Owned H&R Block Office

Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Wall Near SR120 / Packard Canyon Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 01:19 PM
Groveland, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Wall Near SR120 / Packard Canyon Rd

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Mountain Ranch 4H Club Chili Cook Off Fundraiser

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 01:11 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Join us for a fun filled day at our competitive chili cook off with a $100 cash prize and trophies. Our 4H kids will have a petting zoo and educational materials about their projects. A bake sale, dessert auction, silent auction and snack bar will be available. Additionally this year we are welcoming vendors from the community and hosting a horseshoe tournament….

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Traffic Update....Solo Vehicle Collision Near Sr4 / Telegraph Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 12:56 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Traffic Update....Solo Vehicle Collision Near Sr4 / Telegraph Dr

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Young Bullfrogs Grapple at State Wrestling Championships

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 12:48 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Just after the high school wrestling practice ends, there comes an influx of little wrestlers that filter into Bret Harte’s “hot box” during the evening hours, to learn, practice and have fun under the “Wall of Fame” of the Bret Harte wrestling room and stand in awe of names such as Dillashaw, Dougherty and Sherrow. Under the guidance of high school-level coaches and Bret Harte alum, they learn and try to perfect the “sprawl, cross-face, arm-bar, wizard and granby.”



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Own a Piece of History & Enjoy a Beautiful Arnold Home from Cedar Creek Realty

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 11:04 AM
Arnold, CA...Own a piece of history! This historic cabin was the home of Arnold’s local doctor for over 50 years and a complete remodel has just been finished, opening up the kitchen and dining area to create a spacious great room as well as expanding the entry to include a fun rec area. New flooring, new appliances, counter tops, cabinets and fresh paint. The new deck and patio area make for comfortable outside living. Large 2-car attached carport and motorhome parking at the back of the property. Zoned residential commercial, the opportunities are endless. Doc’s office on adjacent parcel has been remodeled into a 3-bedroom 2 bath home and is also available for purchase. Own your own compound or live in one and Airbnb the other! Opportunities abound!






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Verbal Dispute at Laundromat Leads to Arrest

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 09:58 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Sonora Police Dept..."On 3/20/19 around 7pm Sonora Police received a report at the Downtown Plaza Laundromat of 3 males in a verbal argument. When Officers arrived they contacted Kristopher Walters, 37 of Sonora, it was determined that Walters is on searchable county probation. A probation search was conducted, which resulted in locating a fixed blade knife in Walters backpack. Kristopher Walters was subsequently arrested and booked into Tuolumne County Jail for carrying a concealed knife.

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Suspect Asking for "Suicide By Cop" Safely Taken Into Custody

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 09:14 AM
Twain Harte, CA...From the Tuolumne Sheriff's Dept..."Yesterday afternoon, the High Risk Supervision Team conducted a probation compliance check at the home of 36-year-old Jeffrey Goldstein on Robin Rd. in Twain Harte. Goldstein is on felony probation and had four confirmed warrants for his arrest. Goldstein refused to come out of his residence and his girlfriend told deputies he had a knife. He told the officers he would rather die than go to prison and asked them to shoot him. Probation officers talked with him in an attempt to calm him. Goldstein eventually came out of the home and was safely taken into custody. A records check conducted on a blue Ford Expedition that was parked in his driveway, revealed it was stolen. Officers found the key in Goldstein’s pocket.

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Traffic Update....Overturned Pickup Off Roadway Near Sr49 / Deer Creek Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 08:01 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Traffic Update....Overturned Pickup Off Roadway Near Sr49 / Deer Creek Rd

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2019 07:02 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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President Trump at Signing of Executive Order, “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities”

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 10:41 PM
Washington, DC...Thank you very much. Please be seated. I am truly delighted to welcome so many impressive young Americans to the White House. This is a very exciting day. What we’re doing is very important. And we’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values. They’ve been under siege. In a few moments, I will be signing an executive order to protect free speech on college campuses. Just the thought of it sounds good. We’re grateful — (applause). It’s true.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 09:58 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Appointing New CAO, Butte Fire Road Restoration & More on Packed March 26th Board Agenda

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 08:26 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Supervisors are back to work Tuesday with a packed agenda. Hiring a new CAO tops the closed session agenda. We have embedding last week's video with lots of time spent on Butte Fire rebuilding. The full agenda below...



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Calaveras Public Health Investigates Confirmed Measles Case

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 06:39 PM
San Andreas, CA - Calaveras Public Health Officer, Dr. Dean Kelaita, today announced that the Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, has received report of a local resident of Calaveras County diagnosed with measles. The unvaccinated child resides in the Valley Springs area and developed measles after returning to California from traveling overseas. Prior to being diagnosed, the child had contact with several members of the public in Calaveras County and Amador Counties. Public Health officials are contacting the potentially exposed groups with information to prevent development of illness. We have seen a decrease in the number of children protected with vaccinations in Calaveras" said Dr. Kelaita. "A person with measles can transmit the infection to others not protected by immunization."

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Caltrans District 10 Road Report Through March 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 05:49 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The latest schedule of road repairs and maintenance that will affect your travels in our area and as you travel. Locally crews will be working on many of our roadways. Below is Caltrans plans for repairs and maintenance on local roads. It shows the route, county, and location of the possible repairs. Weather and other factors can alter their schedule. For the latest report 19-03-38 Road Report

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Hey Good People!! Great Conditions, Great Offers, Copious Amounts of "Pure Mtn Fun"

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 05:22 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! 2″ of new snow in the last 24hrs and 6″ in 36hrs. With a 40% chance of snow showers today and 35F for the high it looks like an unsettled day of weather for skiing and riding. Tonight continued snow shower activity will lead to more snow showers on Friday and Friday night looks to drop 4-8″ of new snow for Saturday. Sunday looks to be clear and sunny at this time then a return of snow showers come Monday and into the first half of the week. Conditions are amazing currently and with 457″ of snow so far this season we look to have awesome conditions well into spring. Our closing date is currently April 21st. Don’t forget about our 2 tickets for $99 every Tuesday and 50% off lift tickets for students and Emergency Responders. Come check out our “Pure Mtn Fun” as we have lots of it going on!






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Traffic Update....Honda vs Tree 2 Miles North of Plymouth on Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 11:34 AM
Plymouth, CA...Traffic Update....Honda vs Tree 2 Miles North of Plymouth on Hwy 49

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Start a New Family Tradition & Book Your Stay in Bear Valley!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 11:25 AM
Bear Valley, CA....Book a condo or cabin for this weekend and enjoy great snow conditions. A stay with Bear Valley Vacation Rentals means the comforts of home with a professional touch. We offer unique, individually owned condos and cabins with the additional amenities and benefits only our friendly and knowledgeable vacation rental staff can provide.


Winter Weather Advisory From 11am Friday Till 5pm Saturday

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 11:14 AM
Bear Valley, CA....Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are expected. WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Advisory in effect from 11 AM Friday to 5 PM Saturday.

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Senior U.S., Arab Leaders Discuss Regional Coordination, Cooperation

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 10:50 AM
MacDill AFB, Fla., March 21, 2019 — Strengthening defense relationships, pursuing shared security concerns and creating tangible results were the themes of U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel's opening remarks at U.S. Central Command's Mar. 19 Gulf chiefs of defense conference.

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Burglary Suspect Caught During Traffic Stop.

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 10:43 AM
Columbia, CA...From the Tuolumne Sheriff's Dept...."38-year-old Cyrus Cole of Tuolumne, was a suspect in a residential burglary that occurred on S. Airport Road in Columbia on Friday afternoon. Deputy Knapp saw Cole driving his Chevy van on Snell St. in Sonora and conducted a car stop.

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Traffic Update....SUV Off Roadway, Male & Female with Suitcase Seen Walking Away

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 10:21 AM
Ione, CA...Traffic Update....SUV Off Roadway, Male & Female with Suitcase Seen Walking Away

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Bear Valley Season Pass Sale Going On Now!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 10:02 AM
Bear Valley, CA...This season has brought incredible conditions with epic snowfall. So incredible in fact, that we're already gearing up for next season! 2019/2020 Season Passes are on sale now! Find the pass that's right for you with the same great options as always. Early Bird Season Pass sale ends April 30th.

Calaveras County Accepting Proposals for New Voting System

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 06:07 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Purchasing Agent will receive proposals for: Registrar of Voters – Modern Voting System RFP No. 18-0100-29-206. Request for Proposals may be obtained from the Calaveras County Administrative Office, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249.

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 06:02 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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Mother Lode Long-Term Care Ombudsman Training

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 05:36 AM
Sonora, CA...The Mother Lode Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is recruiting volunteers to assist with monitoring the quality of care, identifying and resolving problems, and to respond to complaints received on behalf of residents in long-term and residential care facilities in Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, and Tuolumne Counties.

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The 2019 Calaveras County Fair Miss Calaveras and Saddle Queen Contestants Announced.

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 05:28 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)..Participating in the Saddle Queen Scholarship Competition is Kyndal Castle, Macy Liotta, Savannah Stinnett, Madison Wolfman and Delaney Grace. The young women will be competing for several scholarships as well as special awards. The competition is directed by McKensey and Tammy Middleton. The competition is sponsored by Gold Electric.

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Get Your Tax Questions Answered Today at Your Locally Owned H&R Block Office

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 05:21 AM
Angels Camp, Valley Springs & Jackson...Get Your Tax Questions Answered Today at Your Locally Owned H&R Block Office

Make The Metropolitan Your New Lunch & Entertainment Destination

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 05:14 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Metropolitan in downtown San Andreas is a great dining & entertainment destination thanks ot the efforts of the new management team. In 1994, Cyndie Hoffman (Klorer) was involved in her first theatrical production out of high school at the historic Metropolitan Theater in San Andreas. Once bitten by the theater bug, she was smitten. Not only with the art of theater, but with the beautiful facility at 59 Main Street in San Andreas. For many years to come, Cyndie would dream of running a theater of her own.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing for Zoning Amendment

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 05:04 AM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249. 2017-144 ZONING AMENDMENT FOR VICTORIA TELLER Lot Line Adjustment 17-20 will re-locate the common boundary between two parcels by merging a portion of a parcel zoned Timber Production (TP) with a parcel zoned Rural Residential – 1.3-acre minimum parcel size (RR-1.3). The LLA creates a split zoning that must be resolved by way of an immediate rezone from the TP zone the portion of APN: 024-001-033 merged with APN: 024-001-034, and APN: 024-001-034 from RR-1.3 to Residential Agriculture (RA). The remainder of APN: 024-001-033 will remain in the TP zone. The subject parcel is located at 1810 Love Creek Road in Arnold, approximately 3.5 miles northeast of the intersection of Moran Road and Love Creek Road. APN: 024-001-033 & 034 are a portion of Section 34, T05N, R15E, MDM. A Negative Declaration has been prepared Pursuant to CEQA guidelines.

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Board of Supervisors Notice of Public Hearing for Zoning Amendment

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2019 04:54 AM
San Andreas, CA...BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249. 2018-065 ZA – ZONING AMENDMENT FOR MARK BOLGER. This application proposes to re-zone 80 acres of land in Calaveras County from U (Unclassified) to A1 (General Agriculture). The two contiguous parcels are located off Banner Road, approximately one mile east of the intersection of S. Rail Road Flat Rd and Banner Rd between the communities of Mountain Ranch and Rail Road Flat. APNs: 020-031-060 & 020-031-061 are the west ½ of the northeast ¼ of section 18, T05 North, R14 East, MDM. A CEQA Negative Declaration has been prepared.

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A Time to Look Back as We Move Forward. The Federalist Papers Number Fourteen by Publius. Introduction by John Hamilton

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2019 11:36 PM
Arnold, CA...Federalist Fourteen was written by James Madison and is "Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered" and is below our intro and is available in an audio format if you click the image below. In our sharply politically divided country it may be time for us all to look back and reaffirm that our country really is a collection of ideas and ideals. The Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness that we all at times take for granted was hard fought and narrowly won. In the end our allegiance is not to a King, Dictator or Strong Man but too each other. One thing the founding fathers all agreed on was that human nature is subject to weakness and they took into account human frailties. They devised a system that has at many times protected us from man's and woman's worst enemy which is the reflection that stares back at us all from the mirror.


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President Trump at Lima Army Tank Plant, Including Comments on John McCain & More

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2019 10:56 PM
Lima, Ohio...Well, you better love me; I kept this place open, that I can tell you. (Applause.) They said, “We’re closing it.” And I said, “No, we’re not.” And now you’re doing record business. The job you do is incredible. And I’m thrilled to be here in Ohio with the hardworking men and women of Lima. (Applause.) And this is some tank plant. There’s nothing like it in the world. You make the finest equipment in the world. You really know what you’re doing. They just gave me a little briefing on a couple of those tanks.

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Spring Photography Contest at Reclamation’s New Melones Lake

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2019 10:38 PM
Sonora, CA...The Bureau of Reclamation announces the third annual spring photography contest at New Melones Lake. The contest is only open to amateur photographers and the deadline for submissions is June 3, 2019. The photo contest has three categories: landscape, flora/fauna, and recreation. Participants may submit one photograph per category. All photographs must be from the New Melones Lake Recreation Area, taken in 2019, and must be in their original, un-edited form.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2019 09:57 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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President Trump Before Departure to Ohio...Comments on Mueller Probe & More

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2019 09:37 PM
Washington, DC....White House, South Lawn, 12:25 P.M. EDT. Question: Do you know when the Mueller report will be released, Mr. President? THE PRESIDENT: I have no idea. No collusion. No collusion. I have no idea when it’s going to be released. It’s interesting that a man gets appointed by a deputy; he writes a report. You know — never figured that one out. A man gets appointed by a deputy; he writes a report. I had the greatest electoral victory — one of them — in the history of our country. Tremendous success. Tens of millions of voters. And now somebody is going to write a report who never got a vote. So we’ll see what the report says. Let’s see if it’s fair. I have no idea when it’s going to be released.

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Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
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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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