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Tuesday, Jun 28
10:00 AM PuPus: Hawaiian Cooking Class
Wednesday, Jun 29
12:00 PM Union Congregational Church to host local Cancer Moonshot Summit - June 29th
06:00 PM Hey Neighbors! “Locals Night” at Milliaire Winery
Friday, Jul 1
All Day Murphys Creek Theatre Presents Measure For Measure! Summer Is For Shakespeare
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
Saturday, Jul 2
All Day Murphys Creek Theatre Presents Measure For Measure! Summer Is For Shakespeare
10:00 AM 44th Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Angels Camp Veterans Memorial District
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
02:00 PM The Annual Ironstone 4th Of July Celebration Is This Saturday!!! Don't Miss It
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards
06:30 PM The 2016 GABA Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Jul 3
All Day Murphys Creek Theatre Presents Measure For Measure! Summer Is For Shakespeare
10:00 AM "Market At The Square" Farmers Market At Copperopolis Town Square
12:00 PM "Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ" At Historic Hotel Leger
Monday, Jul 4
06:00 PM A Safe Place For Family Fireworks In Angels Camp July4
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Wednesday, Jul 6
06:00 PM Hey Neighbors! “Locals Night” at Milliaire Winery
Friday, Jul 8
All Day Murphys Creek Theatre Presents Measure For Measure! Summer Is For Shakespeare
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
Saturday, Jul 9
All Day Murphys Creek Theatre Presents Measure For Measure! Summer Is For Shakespeare
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Rockin' the Park Fundraiser In Mountain Ranch
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:30 PM The 2016 GABA Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Jul 10
All Day Murphys Creek Theatre Presents Measure For Measure! Summer Is For Shakespeare
10:00 AM "Market At The Square" Farmers Market At Copperopolis Town Square
12:00 PM "Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ" At Historic Hotel Leger
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The Annual Ironstone 4th Of July Celebration Is This Saturday!!! Don't Miss It

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 03:12 PM
Murphys, CA...Make plans to attend The Annual Instone Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks Show which consistently ranks as one of the best fireworks shows in the region. In fact, in 2012 ABC news ranked it in the top 10 of the best small town Fourth Of July Celebrations in the Nation!! This year it is July 2, 2016 – Fourth of July Celebration at Ironstone Vineyards – Gates open at 2pm – Family fun, yummy food, live music, fireworks and more - - Enjoy the music of Jill and the Giants, Brian Jirka & the Cabby Band and Risky Biscuits – Call 209-728-1251 for tickets and information.

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On July 3rd It's Red White And Blues At The Square With The Shakers!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 12:17 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Come on out and celebrate an Old Fashioned Independence Day with us! Loads of farm fresh Summer Fruits and Veggies! Yummy Food Vendors! Craft vendors! Fun games and Contests for All ages! ! Who can carry the most watermelons?!! Pie eating contests! Live Blues music by The Shakers! Wine tasting! Bounce House, Face painting! A fun day for all!! Enjoy a picnic in the park! If you can make anything Red, White and Blue or Arts and Crafts, please Contact Kim at khamilton@castlecooke.com or 209.768.6010 for vendor info!

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CCWD Debuts, New Upgraded Payment Processing System

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 12:02 PM
San Andreas, CA...CCWD is pleased to announce it has implemented a more secure, convenient and user-friendly payment processing system called Paymentus. This system provides significant benefits to customers, enabling them to securely pay their bills faster and more conveniently. To use this new system, customers must create new online accounts – registering is easy and only takes a few minutes. Existing accounts created using our old system will only be supported through August 31, 2016. The new system allows customers to make one-time payments, enroll in AutoPay, view e-Bills, set up email payment reminders, and easily manage multiple accounts. Click here to see a bill insert that will be sent to all CCWD customers.

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CWA's Beat The Heat Is August 13th

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 11:55 AM
Murphys, CA...Dive into Calaveras Wine Country this August! Our wines have been making a splash, so join us before Summer is over and taste the vintages everyone has been raving about. Purchase a glass by visiting us in down-town Murphys or at one of our picturesque vineyards and Beat the Heat in the shade of the vines. With your purchase of a $20 commemorative glass you can stroll along our historic downtown and taste at a few of the seventeen tasting rooms located there. Whether you are shopping for the perfect rose’, looking to catch live music or explore a new winery, we are a wine-lover’s dream. Savor the last few drops of summer and explore what Calaveras Wine Country has to offer!

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Greenhorn Creek Now Hiring For Several Positions

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 11:43 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Greenhorn Creek is now hiring for several positions including Landscaping, Sous Chef at CAMPS, Golf Shop and Outside Staff. Details are enclosed...

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CCWD Board Approves Urban Water Management Plan

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 11:29 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2015 Update of the Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP), which is one of the central water resources planning documents for large water agencies in the state. To view the updated plan and appendices, click here.

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Hazel Fischer Elementary School Is Bringing Back The Firecracker Mile! Register Today!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 11:23 AM
Arnold, CA...The Hazel Fischer Elementary School is bringing back The Firecracker Mile! It will run on July 2nd, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the top of the Arnold Byway! Runners and walkers welcome! Once an Arnold Independence Day Parade tradition, the Firecracker Mile is a mile-long fun run that kicks off the Independence Day parade, beginning at the Arnold Byway and ending at Cedar Center.

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Caltrans District 10 Weekly Road Report Through July 2nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 11:12 AM
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.

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Jank Tones To Headline July First Friday In The Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 10:58 AM
Murphys, CA...Jank Tones, a band based in Sonora consisting of bass, guitar and drums, will be the featured performers when the Murphys Community Club’s First Friday in the Park event is presented July 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the cool confines of Murphys Community Park. The band, whose agenda is to create an atmosphere for those who want to dance, was secured to replace John Covert’s Crystal Image Band that was forced to cancel due to health issues.

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Mokelumne Hill Man Perishes In ATV Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 10:37 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...On 06/27/2016 at approximately 1730 hours, a 65 year old Mokelumne Hill man was riding an Arctic Cat ATV eastbound on Jesus Maria Rd., west of Baker Riley Way. For an undetermined reason, he turned the ATV to the right causing it to travel off the south side of the roadway. The front of the Arctic Cat collided with a Dodge 3500 truck that was parked, facing in a northerly direction in a driveway. As a result of the collision, he was ejected from the ATV and came to rest in the roadway. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The use of alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in this collision. P-1 was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

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Full Agenda Enclosed For Today's Board of Supervisors Meeting! Live Webcast Starts At 9am

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 08:55 AM
San Andreas, CA..Some of the Agenda items are: Adopt a Proclamation recognizing and honoring Barbara Elben, Victim/Witness Program Coordinator, for twenty-one years of service in the District Attorney's Office. Receive a Report from the Board Chair, Department Heads, CalOES and FEMA Update on Butte Fire Recovery. Adopt a Resolution approving Fiscal Year 2016-17 Recommended Budget for the County of Calaveras. Adopt a Resolution denying the appeal made by Nove Plaza LLC and upholding the Planning Commission action to deny Zoning Amendment 2016-009. These items are much more are on a packed meeting agenda enclosed...


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Governor Brown Signs 2016-2017 State Budget

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 08:14 AM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a balanced, on-time state budget that doubles California's Rainy Day Fund, pays down debt, increases school funding and boosts programs to combat poverty and homelessness. "This solid budget makes responsible investments in California and sets aside billions of dollars to prepare for the next recession," said Governor Brown.

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Union Congregational Church to host local Cancer Moonshot Summit - June 29th

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 11:12 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The following is comments from Karen Rojas addressing the City Council on the Summit. "Even though it’s not on the agenda, thank you for allowing me to have 3 minutes to speak on a grave matter that does affect Angels Camp. I cannot imagine that there is a single person in this room whose life or that of a loved has not been impacted by cancer. President Nixon declared the War on Cancer back in the 70s and although there have been successes, the Standard of Care - surgery, radiation, and chemo - has not “cured” cancer. If it was 1 in a 1,000 40 years ago and will soon be 1 in 5, it’ll hit 1 in 2 for our grandchildren. For decades, cancer has baffled scientists and experts around the globe, claiming over 8 million lives worldwide in 2012 alone. Numbers of newly-diagnosed cancer cases are expected to rise by 70% over the next 20 years.

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Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Off Of Chile Camp Road (Updated...10-12 Acres)

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2016 03:28 PM
Valley Springs, CA...(Updated ad 4:21pm....TCU Command says the "fire is 10-12 acres at last report and they are making progress on the fire" Sections of Chile Camp Road is closed are there are some localized evacuations.) CHP is reporting a vegetation fire in the Valley Springs area off of Chile Camp Road. Please use caution for fire fighters working in the area....

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Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Logs Through June 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2016 03:08 PM
Sonora, CA....The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs through June 23rd are enclosed

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Explosive Device & Arrest In Sonora

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2016 01:33 PM
Sonora, CA...23 June 2016, at approximately 11:35 pm, Officers from the Sonora Police Department, assisted by Officers from the California Highway Patrol, responded to a disturbance on the 100 block of Columbia Way. When Officers arrived, two subjects determined to be involved in the disturbance, were located hiding in some bushes. A backpack was also located on the ground next to both subjects. Both subjects initially denied ownership of the backpack and its contents.

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Traffic Update....Pickup 300ft Down Embankment On New Priest Grade

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2016 01:20 PM
Groveland, CA...CHP is reportng a major injury accident where a full sized pickup is 300ft down an embankment. The collision happened a couple of hours ago and crews are still on scene.

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Fire Update....Vegetation Fire On Hwy 41

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2016 01:05 PM
Coarsegold, CA, CA...CHP is reporting a vegetation fire on Hwy 41 near Yosemite Springs Parkway. Please use caution and expect delays in the area...

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New Melones Lake Marina Celebrates Second Season & Adds New 60Ft Party Cruiser To Fleet!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2016 12:05 PM
Angels Camp, CA...New Melones Lake Marina hosted the June Calaveras Chamber Mixer and used the event to show off their expanded fleet and facilities as they power their way into their second season under ownership of the Mills Family. Highlighting their new offerings is a brand new 60ft Party Boat. This boat is almost ship sized and has full kitchen, restrooms, showers, seating, water slides & everything you need to host an entire group for a day or weekend event. When speaking with owner Darrin Mills he highlighted some of the advantages of the new craft. It is a great blend of traditional houseboat amenities and features with ease of use and carefree waterproof materials.

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Supreme Court Terminates Texas Abortion Access Law ~ Opinion Of Court By Justice Breyer

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2016 07:49 AM
Washington, DC...In Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, 505 U. S. 833, 878 (1992), a plurality of the Court concluded that there “exists” an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to decide to have an abortion, and consequently a provision of law is constitutionally invalid, if the “purpose or effect” of the provision “is to place a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion before the fetus attains viability.” (Emphasis added.) The plurality added that “[unnecessary health regulations that have the purpose or effect of presenting a substantial obstacle to a woman seeking an abortion impose an undue burden on the right.” Ibid .

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Traffic Update....Jackknifed Big Rig Blocking Hwy 4 Near Mosquito Lake (Updated)

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2016 07:16 AM
Bear Valley, CA...(Update at 9:38am...The Big Rig has been loosened and is being escorted from the pass.) CHP is reporting a big rig has jackknifed on Hwy 4 between Mosquito Lake & Pacific Valley. Lanes are blocked. We always seem to get one or two of these every summer.

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Alchemy Now Hiring For Two Positions

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 12:29 PM
Murphys, CA...Alchemy now hiring two positions: 1. Full time/part time server. This position would include bar tending shifts, waiting shifts and hosting shifts. You, looking to work weekends, self starter, friendly, outgoing, great sense of humor and a great love of REAL beer, wine, and food. 2. Full time Line Cook. This position would include pantry, grill, and saute work. You, looking to work weekends, have recent experience with high-volume line cooking. Please stop by to fill out an application at 191 Main St. Murphys or send a resume to jmwrightmegg@yahoo.com. No phone calls please.

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Don't Miss Market At The Square This Week!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2016 08:52 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Market At The Square Farmers market runs every Sunday, 10-3pm! Farm fresh fruits, Baked Goodies from Rosas Bakery, Fresh hummus and pita chips and Breads, Seasonings, Fresh donuts, Mustards, Raw Honeys, Salsas, Organic and Asian Produce, Shaved Ice, Gourmet Cheeses, Nuts, Lemonlove, Old Skool Pie, Anna's Mexican and Seafood, Sidewinder's, Soy Candles, Coconut oil products, Soaps, Home Decor and Crafts and much more!!

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Dreaming Of Opening A Restaurant? There Is A Turn Key Location Next To Sarafina's 209.795.1342

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/06/2016 11:43 AM
Arnold, CA...Are you looking for a great location to make your restaurant dreams come true? We had the pleasure to spend a few minutes with Ashlock Financial Group's Tim Ashlock who manages numerous commercial properties in the area. Right next to Sarafina's in Arnold is a turn key restaurant opportunity with commercial equipment in place. There is two outside seating areas and also parking in front and also behind the restaurant....



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Local Smiles, Service & Savings From Sonora Ford!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 12:07 PM
Sonora, CA...We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!
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Traffic Update...Vehicle vs Building In Twain Harte

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 09:16 PM
Twain Harte, CA....CHP is reporting a vehicle vs a building on Joaquin Gully Road. It is reportedly stuck a building near an old restaurant. Please use caution in the area...

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Fire Update...One Acre Vegetation Fire In Mt. Provo Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 07:29 PM
Sonora, CA....State, Local & Federal units are working a 1 acre vegetation fire in the Mt. Provo area. At last report they are holding additional tanker drops so that is good news. Let's be careful out there...

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Brice Station's Hilltop Concert Series Continues Tonight With The Little Fuller Band

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 05:59 PM
Murphys, CA...Born high upon the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California, The Little Fuller Band is a highly energetic and refreshing change of pace from your usual folk band. These young performers have a sound that is something very much alive and growing rapidly. Combining influences from americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gypsy, punk and rock & roll, with a focus on heavily rhythmic use of traditional string instruments, every song breathes with its own unique dynamic, sound and velocity. Their music is naturally energetic, an energy that is compounded by their magnetism and presence on stage. Their writing creates an ever-changing style that blends seamlessly with powerful lyrics that touch on subjects ranging from political to playful. A familiar sound with a breath of fresh air, The Little Fuller Band is something you don’t want to miss.

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SNAC Has The New Hobie Mirage Eclipse!! The First Standup Leg Powered SUP!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 03:01 PM
Arnold, CA...We had the pleasure to get a Hobie Mirage Eclipse demonstration from SNAC Arnold's Max McCormick! Enjoy your time on the water with this fast, fun, human powered watercraft. They are perfect for Fun & Fitness. They are in stock now are ready for the lake!!

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30% Off All Rentals Tomorrow Only At New Melones Lake Marina

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 12:22 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Trying to find a way to wrap up another great weekend with your family and friends? Don't worry we have just the thing for a fun filled day! Join us tomorrow, Sunday June 26th out here on the lake for a day of fun in the sun! ALL RENTALS WILL BE 30% OFF!! Call today to reserve your getaway to a day of waves and rays!!
(209)785-3300

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Fire On Hwy 120 (Updated Has Spread To Vegetation)

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 12:06 PM
Groveland, CA...(Update as of 12:33pm...canceling inbound units and two units will remain on scene for mop up.) (Update...The vehicle is fully engulfed and the fire has spread into the vegetation) CHP is reporting a vehicle fire on Hwy 120 just east of Sawmill Mountain Road. Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update...Possible Injuries In Pickup Off Roadway Incident On Hwy 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 11:49 AM
West Point, CA...CHP is reporting a white pickup off the roadway with possible injuries. The incident is on Hwy 26 near Woodhouse Mine Road. Please use caution in the area...

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President Obama's Weekly Address : Designating Stonewall National Monument

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 11:11 AM
Washington, DC...Hi everybody. The story of America is a story of progress. It’s written by ordinary people who put their shoulders to the wheel of history to make sure that the promise of our founding applies not just to some of us – but to all of us. Farmers and blacksmiths who chose revolution over tyranny. Immigrants who crossed oceans and the Rio Grande. Women who reached for the ballot, and scientists who shot for the moon. The preachers, and porters, and seamstresses who guided us toward the mountaintop of freedom.

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Kevin's Crane Company Is Ready To Give You A Lift 209.795.4021

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 07:13 AM
Avery, CA...Kevin’s Crane Company – Formerly Gilbeau Crane Service. Serving the motherlode since 1985. Call us today for all your lifting needs - 209.795.4021 – Construction, Spas, Trees, HVAC Units, Well Pumps, and anything else you may need lifted!

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Free Weekend Bus Shuttle Between Bear Valley & Lake Alpine Starts Tomorrow

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 08:42 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Summer is shifting into high gear in Bear Valley as their Summer Adventure Park opens and also their Free Shuttle bus between Bear Valley & Lake Alpine. So make Bear Valley your Mountain Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, SUPing headquarters this summer.

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Estate Sale to Benefit the Diana J. White Cancer Institute

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/14/2016 08:23 AM
Sonora, CA...An estate sale will be held at the home of George and Diana White, June 24, 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 19279 2nd Garrotte Road in Groveland. Proceeds will benefit the Diana J. White Cancer Institute at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Last year, George White gave a generous estate gift in honor of his late wife, Diana. The gift, estimated at over $3 million, was directed to benefit the Cancer Center at Sonora Regional Medical Center. At the time of his gift, White said, “I am happy to make this estate gift to the hospital in her memory because I know it will help people in our community. That would have made Diana very happy.” To honor and recognize their substantial contribution, the Cancer Center will be renamed the Diana J. White Cancer Institute when it moves to its new location in the Medical Center’s Pavilion, scheduled to open in 2017.

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Traffic Update....Toyota Corolla vs Fence On Southworth

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 07:00 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a Toyota Corolla vs a fence on Southworth Road. Please use caution in the area....

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Dual County High Speed Pursuit Lands Lodi Man In Jail

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 06:27 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On 06/23/16 at approximately 2250 hours, Calaveras County Deputies observed a motorcycle making unsafe lane changes. The motorcycle was traveling at speeds greater than 75 mph and crossing a double divided highway. Deputies attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on the violations near Pattison Road and South Camanche Parkway, in Burson.

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Ideas for Baking and Cooking With Kids ~From Middleton's

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 02:43 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Not long ago, while making muffins with my four-year-old daughter, I found myself embroiled. "Don't put your hands in that!" I heard myself saying. "You're getting flour all over the counter and the floor! I just cleaned that!" You never realize how OCD you are until you cook with a child. After a glass of wine, some solace from a few sympathetic moms, and a helping or two of raspberry muffins (which turned out just fine, messes notwithstanding), I came to the conclusion that cooking with kids requires a healthy dose of patience and the ability to let go of some control. If we ultimately want our kids to independently prepare meals with confidence someday, it is our role to promote that self-reliance. This means that more than a few messes are going to be made. How can we inspire our kids to find their inner chef?

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Murphys Creek Theatre Presents Measure For Measure! Summer Is For Shakespeare

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 02:33 PM
Murphys, CA...Summertime is Shakespeare time in Murphys, CA! Opening June 24th and running through July 17th on Fridays at 7, Saturdays at 7 and Sundays at 2 at the Black Bart Playhouse at 580 S Algiers Street Murphys, CA, Murphys Creek Theatre presents its summer performance of Measure for Measure. Never before produced by MCT, this is Shakespeare’s story of how power and influence, good intentions and bad planning, righteousness and hypocrisy affected the political elite of his time…..

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Plan B Will Be Rocking Bistro Espresso In Arnold Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 02:03 PM
Arnold, CA...Bailey & the Boys in PlanB will be rocking Bistro Espresso's beautifully remodeled, expanded restaurant and patio tonight. The fun gets underway at 7pm

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Dow Drops Just Over 600 Points On Brit's EU Exit Vote

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 01:39 PM
New York, NY...The Dow bounced just a bit off it's low before settling again before the bell to close down 610 points on the day. The drop was precipitated by the United Kingdom voting to exit from the European Union. The breakup my take up to two years but the initial financial shock was reflected today. On some financial indicators Britain is performing better than the EU in general.

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Prime Minister David Cameron On The UK Leaving EU & Leaving Office

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2016 08:28 AM
London, UK...The country has just taken part in a giant democratic exercise – perhaps the biggest in our history. Over 33 million people – from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar – have all had their say. We should be proud of the fact that in these islands we trust the people with these big decisions. We not only have a parliamentary democracy, but on questions about the arrangements for how we are governed, there are times when it is right to ask the people themselves, and that is what we have done.

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Local Teens Donate To Help Butte Fire Survivors

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/23/2016 02:17 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Almost $1,000 was raised by three area high school drama students recently who wanted to help survivors of the Butte Fire. “This is a wonderful, compassionate gesture,” said Allen Sender, Chairman of Calaveras Recovers, as he accepted the check on behalf of the all-volunteer group. Calaveras Recovers is the long-term, post disaster recovery organization focused on helping rebuild homes for the uninsured or underinsured families affected by last year’s devastating fire...

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Dogwood Seasonal Cuisine Rolls Into Summer & A Few Minutes With Chef Don McPherson

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/23/2016 12:49 PM
Arnold, CA...We had the pleasure to spend a few minutes with Chef/Owner Don McPherson at the beautiful Dogwood restaurant in Arnold. Don has brought another fine dining establishment to our area and they focus on fresh, high quality ingredients exquisitely prepared. Dogwood's food takes center stage in their spotless display kitchen. The great meals along with a wonderful wine selection are served in a warm, welcoming environment. The area has a new "Night Out" destination serving dinner 7 nights a week.

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New Summer Fashions at The Clothes Mine!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/23/2016 10:45 AM
Angels Camp, CA...If these hot days are putting you in the mood for some new summer clothes, come see us in our new location next to the Angels Camp Medical Clinic at 220 S.Main Street. Dresses, skirts, a great selection of tops and great fitting pants and shorts. We're here to help you find the perfect outfit for your special occasion or just a few new things for fun! We're open from 10am-6pm, Monday through Saturday, 11am-5pm on Sundays, 890-7532. We look forward to seeing you!

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National News Brief

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/23/2016 10:09 AM
Washington, DC...Supreme Court Tie blocks Obama's Immigration Plan. Limited Affirmative Action upheld by court. Breath Test ok in DUI cases but blood draws need warrant & Van driver acquitted in Freddie Gray case.
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FOCAS Is Sponsoring Free Shelter Cat Adoptions In June

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/23/2016 09:45 AM
San Andreas, CA....June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! In honor of this, Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) is sponsoring FREE CAT ADOPTIONS!! We have lots to choose from!! Come rescue your new best friend!! (while funds last)

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Middleton's Has Everything To Make Your House A Home!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/23/2016 08:48 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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Another Hole in One at Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/23/2016 08:06 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Greenhorn Creek Men’s Club Member, Ralph Prevo scored a HOLE IN ONE Saturday June 18th. Ralph drained his Ace on Greenhorn hole #13, from 128 yards with a pitching wedge. This makes the third Hole In One in the month of June at Greenhorn! Congratulations Ralph!! We all enjoyed the drinks!!

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