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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 10:14 PM

49er Motors Service Center Grand Opening Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 08:16 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Grand Opening of service center sale!! Staring Monday we will launch the Grand Opening of our service center with a special that everyone needs that you cant beat anywhere! Watch for our ad right here on this Monday. Until then take a look at these great specials in honor of our Service centers Grand Opening!

2006 Toyota Tundra Double cab SR5- Lifted, Low Mileage, Automatic, Power windows and locks, CD, Nice truck and did we mention it was a TOYOTA? Clean Car Fax with lots of service records, Come down and see this beauty today!! ON SALE $17,949 VIN-5TBET34156S544543

2007 Ford F150 4x4, Crew Cab, Very Nicely Maintained, Cd, Power windows and locks, Tow package, Bed Liner, Premium wheels and tires. Banks system and more! You wont be disappointed in this one!! ON SALE $18,949 VIN-1FTPW14547KC51594

2011 Subaru Legacy H4 PSEV Limited. This is one beautiful car, One Owner, Clean Car Fax with lots of service records. This car looks and drives like new. Leather heated seats, Sattelite radio, nice alloy wheels with almost new tires, This LIKE NEW Subaru has MANY options and is ready to go home with you today!! ON SALE $17,949 VIN-4S3BMBJ60B3249301

2011 Toyota Camry LE, 1 Owner Clean Car Fax, Many service records. This shows pride of ownership. Power windows and Locks, Tinted windows, Great Gas Mileage and much more. Dont let this nice,Clean, late model Camry pass you by.. ON SALE $12,949 VIN-4T1BF3EK5BU214573

2002 GMC DURAMAX DIESEL 6.6L, 4X4, XCAB, 2500HD, SLE, leather, dual power seats, auto, tow package, running boards, alloy wheels, sliding rear window, all power options! Tons of power!!! We have just completed TONS of work including Heads, Injector pump etc to ensure that you have a great running truck!! ON SALE BELOW COST $13,949 VIN# 1GTHK29142E122497

2005 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl, Clean Car Fax, Great Gas Mileage, Clean cheap Nissan. Power windows and locks, CD player, what a great commuter!! ON SALE $7949 VIN-3N1CB51D85L594792

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Gasoline Consumption Up 1.6%, Diesel Up 6.8% in Fourth Quarter 2013

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 05:16 PM
Sacramento, CA...Sacramento –California’s gasoline consumption rose 1.6% in the fourth quarter 2013, faster than any quarter since 2004, associated with relatively low prices during that period and an improving economy, according to data released today by California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member George Runner. “It’s a good sign for our economy and jobs when Californians put more gas in their vehicles,” said Runner. “I hope we’ll see continued growth in activity and travel when lower gas taxes take effect this summer.”

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"Got Dogwoods? We Do!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 05:10 PM

Celebrate Easter With Brunch Sequoia Woods

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 04:54 PM

Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – April 18 to April 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 04:42 PM
Angels Camp, CA....“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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Join The Calaveras County Association Of Realtors A County Wide Candidates Night

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 04:34 PM

Hwy 108 Sonora Pass Open For Easter Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 12:37 PM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108 over Sonora Pass on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The diligent work of Caltrans crews enabled the opening of the pass in time for the beginning of trout fishing season in the Eastern Sierra, which begins on Saturday, April 26, 2014....

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Ebbetts Pass Opens Early....In Time For Easter Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 12:32 PM
Alpine County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 4 over Ebbetts Pass on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The diligent work of Caltrans crews enabled the opening of the pass for motorists who utilize this route....

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Traffic Update....Lanes Blocked By Accident on Tuolumne Road/Nugget Blvd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 12:29 PM
Sonora, CA...Crews are working a non-injury accident on Tuolumne Road/Nugget Blvd. CHP is reporting lanes blocked. Please use caution in the area....


A Quote From Our Favorite Brief Resident

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 12:26 PM
"I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up." Mark Twain


Coldwell Banker Action Realty Is Ready To Serve

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 11:42 AM
Arnold, CA... Your Neighborhood Experts! At Coldwell Banker Action Realty we don't expect you to know your way around the market, that is why we are here. We do everything we can to guide our customers in this ever changing real estate market. We listen carefully to our clients needs and goals and won't quit until we have found the perfect property for them or the perfect buyer for our sellers. Personal service and exceeding expectations are the basis of our relationships. Your referrals are our best compliment. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.

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Wedding Gown Sample Sale at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 10:32 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp is having a sale on in-stock wedding gown samples! During the month of April, enjoy 25% off of the original prices of the beautiful gowns we carry. Casablanca Bridal Diamond Collection is the only exception, and the sale is valid only in the Angels Camp store. For bridal, advance appointments are recommended, though walk-ins are always welcome. Visit us in historic downtown Angels Camp! We're open from 10am-6pm daily, 890-7532. (Closed Easter Sunday.)

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Enjoy The Fun In Bear Valley As The 2013/14 Season Goes Out In Style

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 09:29 AM
Bear Valley, CA....Bear Valley is wrapping up the 2013/14 Season this weekend with a full slate of events. Enjoy the ride, races & Easter Celebration! Enjoy the FUN on the last day of the season on April 20th! Easter is always tons of fun at Bear Valley so be sure to make plans to join us. Easter Sunday will be the last day of the season so bring the kids and come enjoy one last day on the mountain. Lots of fun activities on Sunday. We kick off the morning with Easter Bag Decorating (so you don't need to bring one, but you can), followed by our fabulous Easter egg hunt....

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Memorial Service Tomorrow For Susan Elizabeth Walker Johnson 1928 - 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 09:17 AM
Murphys, CA...Susan Elizabeth Walker Johnson passed away April 6, 2014. She was born in Palm Beach Florida September 8, 1928. She was a resident of Calaveras County since 1967 and an active member of Murphys Covenant Church. She is survived by her husband Earl Johnson of Murphys, sister Lorraine Brown of Covington Georgia, son Brian Walker of Murphys, Grandson Brian Walker Jr. and Great Grand children Wyatt and Jacob of Nevada, Grand daughter Leila Walker -Richard and Great Grand children Lily and Oliver of Louisiana. She will be greatly missed...
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Calaveras PATV's 2014 District Three Candidates Debate

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 08:40 AM
San Andreas, CA....Below is the Calaveras County PATV's District Three Candidate Debate that was recorded this week. Featuring Supervisor Merita Callaway and Challengers Mike Borean & Michael Oliveira. Steven Crane is the moderator.

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Calaveras PATV's 2014 Sheriff's Candidates Debate

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 08:25 AM
San Andreas, CA....Below is the Calaveras County PATV's Sheriff's Candidate Debate that was recorded this week. Featuring Sheriff Gary Kuntz and Challenger Pat Garrahan. Steven Crane is the moderator.

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Arnold Library Patron Appreciation Day Celebration

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/17/2014 03:38 PM

Stop By The CHS Thrift Stores For 50% Off All Framed Art!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2014 08:37 AM
Angels Camp & Arnold, CA...On Tuesdays, both of our CHS Thrift stores offer a 5% Senior Discount to those who are 55 years and older.

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Caltrans Road Report For April 20 - 25, 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2014 08:46 PM
Stockton, CA...The latest and greatest road report to keep you abreast of all the upcoming Caltrans repairs and delays in our areas and throughout District 10. The complete report is enclosed....

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This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – LOVEY!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2014 08:20 PM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market (Phone 209-795-GIVE). We will be open THURS.–SAT., 10 am-5 pm. Over the course of the last couple of months, the Arnold Adoption Center has been closed a few times, but we're happy to report that we will be open this week. Come on in! The kitties would love to meet you.

Click on Photo to view more of our cats at
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Law & Justice Candidates Night April 29

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2014 04:25 PM
San Andreas, CA...With a focus on law and justice, candidates for sheriff and the two superior court benches will gather for a questions and answer session at the San Andreas Town Hall on April 29. Two half-hour sessions for the judicial candidates will be followed by a one-hour Q&A session for the sheriff contenders. This event will begin at 6:00 PM with meet and greet hour. Candidates for other county offices will also participate in this segment which includes no-host wine, beer and sodas. The Q&A sessions begin at 7:00 PM....

This event is being sponsored by the Calaveras Economic Development Company and the County Chamber of Commerce. Voters may submit questions for the candidates in advance to
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Brummund Tree To Be Replaced and Rededicated April 18 At White Pines Park.

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2014 03:49 PM
Arnold, CA....(Update....Murphys Nursery has graciously donated a replacement tree and a re dedication ceremony will be held tomorrow afternoon. The public is invited to arrive around 2pm and some Sacramento TV Stations are expected to arrive about 2:30pm) Our earlier story....White Pines Park Committee's Ginny Kafka was cleaning and checking on the restrooms last weekend and and noticed something very wrong. The Dogwood tree that had been planted in honor of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Gavin R. Brummund had been torn out and thrown on the roof. Everytime she has cleaned the restrooms she has watered the young tree and watched it grow. Lance Cpl. Gavin R. Brummund was killed on June 10th, 2010 by a remotely detonated roadside bomb in Afghanistan. All of Calaveras County mourned his loss and for anyone who was a resident or in the community during the week after his death will remember like it was yesterday the thousands who lined the roads to honor his family and him as they returned to the county....

Pictured above is the uprooted tree on the roof of the restroom building at the park, L Cpl. Gavin Brummund, Son of Debbie Morris and Gregg Brummund, who was raised in Arnold CA and graduated from Bret Harte High School in 2006. The above image was taken by AP photographer David Guttenfelder of Gavin during a firefight with the Taliban in the battle for Marja in Afghanistan. This photo made numerous appearances in the national press. Below that is a photo of Gavin that was displayed at his service at Frogtown.
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Happy Easter & Time To SUP, Kayak & Canoe With SNAC

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2014 03:10 PM
Arnold, Murphys, & Sonora, CA...Stop By this Weekend For USED Kayaks, Canoes & SUPS! Spring has sprung with a great selection of mint condition used Kayaks, Canoes & SUPs at SNAC Arnold! Right now we have a current model Tahoe SUP 12' Rubicon in perfect condition for $250.00 off retail at just $1050.00 (retail is $1299.00)! This is the same model Shawn's been paddling all winter - it has great durability, speed & stability and it's super light - weighing in at just 31 lbs. It has an optimum weight capacity of 250 lbs. Last weekend we had two mint condition Hobie Outback Mirage Drive Pedal Kayaks dropped off by a couple who took great care of them. It's hard to tell they've ever been used! One is Papaya color & the other is Ivory Dune. This year's model Outback runs $1999.00. These two are for sale for $1475.00 each! Buy them both & save another $100.00 per boat!

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Easter Services At Chapel In The Pines

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2014 01:29 PM

Grace Hills Covenant Church Easter Celebration

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2014 01:19 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Please join with us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ - the victory of God and the hope of the world. Grace Hills meets at Bret Harte High School in the Multipurpose Room each Sunday at 10am. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend...

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2014 Junior Miss Calaveras Pageant and Junior Frog Jump Saturday, May 10

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/17/2014 12:49 PM
Angels Camp, CA ...The Junior Miss Calaveras Pageant and Junior Frog Jump will be held concurrently on Saturday, May 10 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Altaville Melones Fire Department in Angels Camp. The 2014 Jr. Miss Calaveras Pageant has six young ladies competing this year. Brianna Navas, 12, of Murphys, daughter of George and Beverly Navas, Emily Bolton, 13 of Vallecito, daughter of Cory and Catherine Bolton, Alara Bowsher, 14 of West Point, daughter of Michael and Karan Bowsher, Ashlynn Maddeax, 13 of Angels Camp , daughter of Carrie Graham and James Walker, Kylie Kitchell, 14 of Altaville, daughter of Joseph and Tina Kitchell, and Claudia Loomis, 13 of Altaville, daughter of George and Joan Loomis. They will compete in the following categories, Written test, interview, speech and ticket sales. Two other awards will presented as well but are not part of the scoring. Miss Congeniality and Miss photogenic.

Pictured from left to right: Brianna Navas, Emily Bolton, Alara Bowsher, Ashlynn Maddeaux, Kylie Kitchell, Claudia Loomis
photo courtesy of Cherry Tree Photography, Tammy Middleton
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"Fibers, Textiles and Old Junk" Exhibit at the MRYA Resource Center

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/17/2014 11:09 AM
Mountain Home, CA ... The Mountain Home Youth Alliance is holding an afternoon Open House/Artist Reception Party on Friday, April 18 celebrating the delightful "Fibers, Textiles and Old Junk" Exhibit at the MRYA Resource Center. It will be one of the last chances to view this show before it comes down on April 25.The exhibit features the work of nine talented local artists working in a variety of unusual mediums. Pat Miltimore, Patty Payne, Cate Culver, Lee Davis, Sheri Boesch, Sandi Young, Linda Bass, Di Jackson and Kristine Lavender Love have all contributed to this lively show with works fashioned out of fabric, yarn, botanicals, papers and recycled bits and pieces....
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Rivals Bret Harte and Calaveras High Girls Soccer Split the Night

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/17/2014 10:53 AM
Calaveras County, CA ... Bret Harte & Calaveras Highs Schools Varsity Girls Soccer teams had a healthy defensive battle Tuesday night resulting in a 0-0 final score. Bret Harte started building momentum with just 10 minutes left in the first half and nearly scored but the referee called play on. Both teams came out strong in the second half. BH Offense combined for 8 shots on frame, while Calaveras put 6 shots on frame all saved by Goalkeeper Jessica Stohlman. Sam Crabtree and Sarah Wilson were strong contributors to Bret Harte's effort. No cards were issued to either team.

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District Three Candidates Night Fills Native Sons Hall ~By Andy Johnson

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2014 04:00 AM
Murphys, CA … Over 200 people gathered at the Native Son’s Hall in Murphys, CA last night to hear from the three candidates running for the seat on the Calaveras County Board of Supervisor representing District Three. Marita Callaway, the incumbent, Mike Borean and Mike Oliveira, the challengers, made opening statements, answered several prepared questions from Moderator Paul Stein and then took questions from the audience. The candidates addressed a range of topics on issues they will face as members of the Board of Supervisors including the transient occupancy tax, water rights, commercial and residential development, business regulations, law enforcement, library funding and continuing education. On several occasions each candidate expressed their opinions on the disposition of the use of a casual shooting range at Candy Rock Quarry in the Stanislaus National Forest....

Photos Above and Almost 2 Hours of Rip Roaring Political Fun Below

We Would Like To Thank Mark Twain Medical Center For Supporting Community Programing Such As This
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Join Ironstone For Easter Brunch

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2014 12:34 PM
Murphys, CA...Nestled against the Sierra Foothills, in the heart of California’s scenic Gold Rush Country, Ironstone Vineyards will surprise and delight you with a winery that places as much emphasis on the natural beauty and history of our surroundings, as we do on the quality of our wines...

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Middleton's Is A Tax Free Zone

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2014 09:52 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Family owned and operated since 1955, Middleton's Mark twain Center, Inc was originally Calaveras Mercantile bought be Hank and Matilda Middleton in 1955. Starting as a furniture, feed, fabric and appliance business in the original 1500 sq. ft. location proved to not meet the needs of the community. Hank and Mat were now raising their young family, and seeing the potential growth and needs of Calaveras County purchased acres of land in 1960 just on the edge of town. They built and developed the first shopping center in the county. He anchored his 27,000 sq. ft. furniture, appliance, hardware, and gift shop with a local bank and grocery store...

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Taste of Calaveras April 27 From 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2014 09:15 AM
Angels Camp, CA...“TASTE OF CALAVERAS” April 27, 2014 12:00 – 4:00 CAMPS Restaurant, Angels Camp The Angels Camp Business Association invites you to join in our eighth Annual “A Taste of Calaveras”. This event is a celebration of wine, food, art and culture of Calaveras County showcasing only Calaveras businesses and products. Featuring vintages from Calaveras wineries and foods from Calaveras restaurateurs. Calaveras artists will be attending with a special art show along with a premium live and silent auctions featuring Calaveras Experiences and Calaveras products. During the day, there will be local entertainers and demonstrations....

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Make Plans Now To Party With Michael Oliveira At Irish Vineyards

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/11/2014 10:59 PM

Mike Borean For Calaveras County Supervisor District Three

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/11/2014 03:21 PM
Hathaway Pines, CA...My family moved to Arnold in the 60’s. I attended Hazel Fisher Elementary School before moving on to Bret Harte High School, class of 1975. I attended Delta College in Stockton before transferring to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Resources. I was able to put myself through college by working as a Seasonal Firefighter for Cal Fire in Arnold, San Andreas, and Paso Robles....

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Murphys Nursery Spring Sale

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/11/2014 12:17 PM
Murphys CA ... Now that the early spring snow flurries have come and gone Murphy's Nursery encourages gardeners to dig in with great deals on soil amendments

John Trifilo For Superior Court Judge Dept. Two

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/07/2014 03:13 PM
Calaveras County, CA...John Trifilo was born and raised in San Jose, CA. He attended San Jose State College in the 60's, and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1970. John then spent time training in Fort Knox, Kentucky for the Army National Guard. After returning to California, John was accepted to the University of San Francisco Law School in 1971. He graduated three years later in the top 25% of his class. He passed his first bar exam and was admitted to the practice of law in 1974...

Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid For By The Committee To Elect John Trifilo
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Tim Healy For Judge 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2014 06:00 PM
Calaveras County, CA...My name is Tim Healy and I’m running for Superior Court Judge Department 2. I am the only candidate for Department 2 who as a Criminal Prosecutor has dedicated his professional career to public safety, victims’ rights and seeking justice for all. Married to my best friend Rachel, we are raising our children here in Calaveras. I have lived here for over 11 years, and my wife over 23. An avid sportsman, I am active in Cub Scouts, a coach for Calaveras Youth Football and Friends of Calaveras County Fair. My children have also been involved in Girl-Scouts, soft-ball, soccer, wrestling, baseball and CSTARS theatre. I have a very real and vested interest in the future success of Calaveras County....

Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid for by Tim Healy for Superior Court Judge 2014. FPPC # 1362643
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Dana Pfeil For Superior Court Judge Department One

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2014 09:58 AM
Calaveras County, CA...My name is Dana Pfeil and I am running for Superior Court Judge Department One. Department One handles all criminal cases in Calaveras County. As a prosecutor with over a decade of experience advocating for justice on behalf of the People of the State of California, I have the practical and legal experience it takes to deliver justice as your next Superior Court Judge....

Click Above To Visit the Candidate's Website. Paid For By The Committee To Elect Dana Pfeil FPPC #1363255
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Re-Elect Supervisor Merita Callaway

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2014 09:38 AM
Calaveras County, CA...“Since moving to Calaveras County 27 years ago, I have felt a part of the community due to the people. I was welcomed by my co-workers at PG&E, the parents at my daughter’s after school program, and the business community. Whether it is taking kids to jump frogs at the County Fair, volunteering at the community Christmas dinner or when I served as President of the Calaveras Chamber of Commerce, I am committed to serving you, my family, friends, neighbors and residents of District 3.”....

Click Above To Visit the Candidate's Website. Paid For By The Committee To Re-Elect Merita Callaway
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Judge Hugh K. Swift For Superior Court Judge

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2014 08:54 AM
Calaveras County, CA...I am honored to serve the people of Calaveras County as a Superior Court judge. Every day I have the privilege and responsibility to make decisions that impact the lives of the parties, their families and this community....

Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid for by Committee to Elect Hugh Swift Superior Court Judge 2014
FPPC # 1362930
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Grant Barrett For Superior Court Judge

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/18/2014 04:55 PM
Calaveras County, CA....Grant Barrett has served the legal needs of the Calaveras community for the past 18 years. He has over 12 years of experience on the bench in Calaveras County. Since 2006, Grant has served our community as the Calaveras Superior Court Commissioner where he regularly presides over family law and civil disputes. From 2011 through 2013, he also served as Court Commissioner for Amador County Superior Court, at their judges’ request, until a suitable replacement could be recruited and trained. In 2013, Grant was named Judicial Officer of the Year by the Child Support Directors Association of California.

Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid For By Grant Barrett for Judge (FPPC 1363039)
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McCulloch New CFO at Sonora Regional Medical Center

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 05:26 PM
Sonora, CA...Andrew Jahn, president of Sonora Regional Medical Center (SRMC), is pleased to announce the addition of Greg McCulloch, CPA, MBA to his leadership team. McCulloch will serve as Vice President of Finance/CFO and will assume this role effective May 5, 2014. "McCulloch's business acumen, energy, and relational approach to business are exactly what our hospital needs. I look forward to working closely with him to solve the many challenges that lie ahead," Adams said....

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San Andreas Rec and Parks Rummage Sale April 26

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 05:14 PM
San Andreas, CA ... The San Andreas Recreation & Park District is holding a Man and Woman Cave Rummage Sale Saturday, April 26 from 8:00 – 3:00 at the lower level of the Town Hall, 24 Church Hill Road, San Andreas, CA Many interesting and unusual and “wonder what that is” Items, including: 2 upright Pianos, 1 Ping Pong Table, Old Meat Grinders, Dishes, Pitchers, Trays, Cups, Spoons, Forks, Plastic Bags, Folding Tables (various sizes), carts, sawhorses, light bulbs, napkin holders, speakers, T-posts, paint, coffee Maker, Just to name a few. You don’t want to miss this one. Swing by and see just what you can’t live without....
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Traffic Updates....A Power Pole, Plywood & Desk In Area Roadways

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2014 05:10 PM
Calaveras & Tuolumne, CA....Crews are working the removal of several hazards on the area roadways. On Hwy 120 and Wards Ferry there is a reported pole in the roadway and PG&E is working this one. On Hwy 49 and Deer Creek a desk is being reported. On Hwy 4 near Forest Meadows David Wagner reported a Glass Door and Plywood in the roadway. Hope he didn't spill his Latte. Lets be careful out there....

Spirit Mind Body Expo Seek Volunteers for Saturday Event

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 04:53 PM
Sonora, CA...Spirit Mind Body ExpoVolunteer for the Spirit Mind Body Expo, this Saturday! A remarkable and memorable event is happening this weekend and you can have a richer experience of it by volunteering to help FoCuS and Unity create magic together. Check out the details below and if you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Anne Jimenez at 209-532-6531, or email her at:

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Special Session of Rural County School Board Association Meeting April 17

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 04:46 PM
Angels Camp, CA ... There will be a Rural County School Board Association presentation in which members of the Calaveras County Board of Education will participate on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Cheyenne Conference Room at the Calaveras County Office of Education located at 185 South Main Street Angels Camp, CA. The guest speaker will be Senator Tom Berryhill...
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Arnold Dollar General Store Development Update ~ By Andy Johnson

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2014 04:45 PM
Arnold, CA ... More than 100 people filled "The Hub" and spilled out onto the deck to hear a presentation from Dan Cross Development, the company hired by Dollar General Store to site, plan and build a 9100 square foot building in Arnold, CA. The building site, a thickly forested, commercially zoned lot is on the south side of highway 4 east of the intersection with Lilac Drive. The developer said that the site is currently under contract to purchase. He also said that CalTrans ingress and egress traffic issues had been resolved. Revamped architectural elevations and site plan were presented. The plans are a departure from the recognizable standard Dollar General Stores. The developer said, "The goals is to be recognizable as a Dollar General Store, to be affordable to develop and to be acceptable to the residents. We included elements of the new Arnold Fire Station in the current reiteration."

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CCA Dolphins Recreation Swim Team Registration Opens

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 04:25 PM
Angels Camp, CA ... The Calaveras County Aquatiks Dolphins Recreation Swim Team in Angels Camp is taking registrations for the 2014 Summer Recreation Swim Program for kids 6 to 17 years old. To participate swimmers must be able to swim free-style 25 yards unassisted.The season is from June 9th through July 26th, and the cost is $65 per swimmer if registered before or on May 31, 2014. Any registrations postmarked after May 31, 2014 will be $75 per swimmer....
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Angels Camp Museum Hosts History of Calaveras Fair and Frog Jump Lecture April 17

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 04:04 PM
Angels Camp, CA ... The Angels Camp Museum, is hosting a lecture on the "The History of Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jump Jubilee" on Thursday, April 17 at 7 pm. The Angels Camp Museum is located at 753 S. Main St., Angels Camp.

Calaveras Animal Shelter Has Your Friends Waiting

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 03:08 PM
Calaveras County, CA ... The Calaveras Humane Society is promoting has several canine guests at the shelter that would love to have new homes.

Hercules, a 2-3 year old, white and tan male Bulldog/Pit could be just what you need. He was mellow on all physical testing, will chase a ball but really prefers to be with his person, especially if you give good tummy rubs! He pulls like a tank on the leash so could use some training. He is looking for a home where he could be an only child and someplace with no cats or livestock. Beware of big slobbery kisses. Hercules weighs 63 pounds, is Heartworm negative, up on all shots but rabies and will need to be neutered before he can take up permanent occupancy of your heart and home.
Please use Hercules’ intake # A036973 when making inquiries at the shelter.

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Quality of Life Seminars in Jackson

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 02:49 PM

The Candidate Events Roll On. District Three Candidate Borean Hosts Event At The Hub

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2014 02:29 PM
Arnold, CA...On Mon April 07th, District Three Supervisor Candidate Mike Borean hosted a Meet & Greet at The HUB. The HUB is becoming just that as their dance card has been filled with event after event. They started with HUB for appetizers and conversation. Candidate Borean spoke about what he would like to see accomplished in the county to improve the business climate. Sheriff Candidate Pat Garrahan also attended and spoke. We have video below...

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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week April 15 through April 25

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 02:23 PM
Murphys, CA....What’s Happening in Murphys this Week April 8 through April 19. 17th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show at Ironstone Vineyards - Join us for our 17th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show, 10 am to closing daily until Mothers Day Weekend. Come and enjoy fabulous art created by talented local artists. It Pays to Shop (and Taste) Local - The Ironstone Heritage Museum, Marisolio Tasting Bar and Creative Cookware each offer discounts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while, on Wednesdays, Tea an' Tiques offers Calaveras residents & seniors a discount on the purchase of any box or tin of TEA.. Twisted Oak offers complimentary wine tastings on Tuesdays. Restrictions apply but make sure to let them know you're a local when you're out supporting our local businesses.

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Murphys Covenant Church Easter Service

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/16/2014 01:36 PM

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