Calaveras Community Foundation Receives Save Mart Donation
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 02:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has received a generous $5000 donation from Save Mart Supermarkets. Funds benefit the Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund. For the 6th year, Save Mart continues to support this scholarship fund and CCF applauds their on-going support.
(left to right) Angels Camp Store Manager, John Romine, Assistant Store Manager, Steve Saippa, CCF Scholarship Advisor, Paul DeBaldo, CCF BOD Member and Scholarship Committee Chair Barbara White and CCF BOD Treasurer, Brent Harrington
Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men’s Club Results: Wednesday March 15th
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 02:21 PM
Angels Camp,CA...Angels Camp, CA...As one of Northern California’s best golf courses and communities, Greenhorn Creek offers more of the fastest, truest greens in the state. The 18-hole course was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones II and along with Mother Nature; Greenhorn Creek delivers one of California’s finest golf experiences. You'll discover 18 holes of championship golf with 5 sets of tees ranging from 4,887 to 6,800 yards that make Greenhorn Creek Resort both challenging and enjoyable. Greenhorn Creek Men's Club results for Wednesday, March 15th are as follows:
Left to right: Steve TenEyck, Joe Oliviera, Ken Helmbacher, and Pete Barsamian
Calaveras County, CA...On March 14, 2017, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to introduce and waive reading of an ordinance amending County Code Chapter 13.12 (Sewage Disposal) by adding Section 13.12.200 – Annual Reporting and Section 13.12.210 – Permanent Records.
Calaveras County, CA...NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, due to unscheduled vacancies and expiration of terms, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors encourages interested and qualified persons to apply for membership to the following County boards, committees or commissions:
Notice Of Intent To Adopt A Negative Declaration: Tentative Parcel Map For West Point Dollar General
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 01:53 PM
West Point, CA...Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-002 Tentative Parcel Map for West Point Dollar General: The applicant is requesting approval of a Tentative Parcel Map to divide a 4.42-acre parcel into two (2) separate legal parcels. The vacant property has a General Plan land use designation of Commercial Center and is zoned C2 (General Commercial). The project will be accessed via a proposed access and public utilities easement extending from an existing driveway on Highway 26. In addition, the applicant has made a request for a road modification to reduce the standards for on-site road improvements required by the County Road Ordinance. The initial study addresses potential project related impacts to transportation/traffic only. The subject property is located at on Highway 26 in West Point. APN: 008-016-009 is a portion of Block 4, Lot 12, Por. Lot 3.
Trombonists Featured In Friends Of Music Concert April 9th
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 12:25 PM
Pine Grove, CA...Two of the country’s leading trombonists are the featured artists in the next concert of the Mother Lode Friends of Music. The concert is Sunday, April 9 starting at 3 pm in the Pine Grove Community Church, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Supported by its membership base, the Friends of Music offers this concert to the general public without admission charge.
Sourdough Slim & the Saddle Pals Coming To The La Grange Rodeo
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 12:14 PM
La grange, CA...Hold on to your hats, Buckaroos! It’s a special Rodeo Round-Up Concert featuring Sourdough Slim and the Saddle Pals Saturday, April 1st from 7 to 9 pm at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown La Grange. Doors will open at
6:30 pm, tickets are $15. For more information call (209) 853-2128 or email renwah @ sonnet.com
Angels Camp, CA...The bark beetle has ravished our forests, wild lands and private ranches. Beloved trees have been killed by the pesky critter. However the Mortality Tree Task Force is milling these trees. The lumber is being donated to organizations like the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. We are grateful to Cal Fire and the Task Force for the awesome donation. It is great when something good can come from something so devastating.
Stockton, CA...On Tuesday March 21, 2017 fourteen Bret Harte FFA members were awarded the golden charm of the California State FFA Degree in a ceremony at Atherton Auditorium located on the campus of Delta College. The state FFA degree is the highest degree that is bestowed upon an FFA member in California.
Senator Gaines Responds To Governor Circumventing Gann Limit
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 11:05 AM
Sacramento, CA...Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s attempt to side-step the Gann Limit, which restricts California’s government spending to the 1978-79 level and only allows it to grow adjusted for inflation and population. Under the Gann Limit, state revenues above the voter-approved limit are required to be refunded to taxpayers.
Deadline For Winter Storm Damage Requests For Public Assistance Is April 15th
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 09:41 AM
Sacramento, CA... State agencies, local and tribal governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations, which sustained damage during severe winter storms from Jan. 18 to Jan. 23, have until April 15, 2017, to submit Requests for Public Assistance (RPA).
San Andreas, CA...Ida Frances Davis-Vietor passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the age of 80. To her family and friends she was best known as Mom, Grandma Vietor, GG, Auntie Fran, Fran. She is survived by her children: Alvin Knackstedt and wife Vickie, Kevin Vietor and fiancé Kelly, Rich Vietor and wife Tracy, and Traci Cottle and husband Dave. Her grandchildren, Liz and husband Mike, Alvin Jr and wife Christina, Bryce and wife Rebecca, Heather and husband Steve, Kylie and fiancé Alan, Austin, Wyatt, Jessica and husband Jomoore, Dave Jr. and wife Catrina, Christopher and wife Holly, and William. Her great grand-children: Michael, Alexander, Brianna, Makayla, Rylee, Jordan, Kobe, Erin, Alexis, Maxwell, and April. She is preceded in death by Husband Edward Vietor.
Valley Springs,CA...Dolores went to her heavenly home on March 18th at the age of 86. She was born March 15, 1931 to Godfrey and Lula Nemec. She married John “Cap” Tretheway on July 2, 1950 and had two daughters, Dolly Tretheway Thornburg and Jeannie Tretheway Simpson. She is survived by 4 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one great, great grandson and another due in July. Dolores had 5 sisters: Mary, Norma, Margaret, Beverly and Lenora as well as a large extended family. She will be greatly missed! A memorial service will be held on March 28th at 11am at the San Andreas Memorial Chapel. Graveside burial will follow at Jenny Lind Memorial Cemetery.
Toby Keith w/ Special Guests Open Ironstone Concert Season On June 9th
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 09:03 AM
Murphys, CA...The beautiful Ironstone Amphitheatre opens their 2017 Concert Series with Toby Keith & Special Guests on Friday, June 9th. Round two of the season kicks in on Saturday night with Boston & Joan Jett. Ironstone Amphitheatre has been listed as one of the top 100 Amphitheatres in the world for the past 5 years. Ironstone is now established as one of Northern California's premier summer concert venues! Come see your favorite stars under the stars.
More "Springlike" Weather Ahead For Weekend. Head To The Hills For Great Snow Conditions!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 08:33 AM
Arnold, CA...A Pacific frontal system is forecast to move through northern California late tonight and Friday. This moderately cool system will bring snowfall down to the Sierra passes and will likely impact travel Friday through Saturday morning. In addition to the snowfall, gusty winds are likely at times especially on Friday. If planning travel through the Sierra Cascade range tonight through early Saturday, expect delays and chain controls. Today: Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs 31 to 46 higher elevations...46 to 54 lower elevations. Prevailing northeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. At lower elevations, a slight chance of rain in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. At higher elevations, a slight chance of snow in the evening, then a slight chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows 24 to 39 higher elevations...36 to 42 lower elevations. Snow level 6000 feet. Prevailing south winds up to 10 mph. Over ridges, prevailing southwest winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 30 mph after midnight.
Sonora, CA....CHP is reporting a solo vehicle rollover just north of Sonora on Hwy 49. Lanes are blocked and there are possible injuries. Please use caution out there this morning as there are numerous icy locations.
Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Specials Through March 28th
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 01:08 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...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
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.
Disney*Pixar's "Cars 3" Fuels Up For Nationwide Tour
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:35 AM
Burbank, CA...Disney•Pixar's "Cars 3" is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017.
Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson On the Attack in London
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:34 AM
Washington, DC...On behalf of the United States, I express my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We condemn these horrific acts of violence, and whether they were carried out by troubled individuals or by terrorists, the victims know no difference.
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Share Plans For Combining The Brands
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:33 AM
Seattle, WA...Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today shared their vision for the future of the combined carrier, as the company solidifies its status as the West Coast's premier airline. After careful consideration, the combined company will adopt Alaska's name and logo, retiring the Virgin America name likely sometime in 2019. However, the combined airline will adopt many of the brand elements that Virgin America enthusiasts love about their favorite airline, including enhanced in-flight entertainment, mood lighting, music and the relentless desire to make flying a different experience for guests. The goal is to create a warm and welcoming West Coast-inspired vibe.
Forbes 2017 Billionaires List: Meet The Richest People On The Planet
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:31 AM
New York, NY...A record 2,043 billionaires made Forbes’ 31st annual ranking of the world’s billionaires, as featured in the March 28, 2017 issue of Forbes magazine. To view the list, visit www.forbes.com/billionaires. “Booming stock markets, higher commodities prices and plain old-fashioned entrepreneurship helped make this a record year in terms of wealth creation around the globe,” said Luisa Kroll and Kerry Dolan, Assistant Managing Editors of Wealth at Forbes Media.
President Trump Before Meeting with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 12:28 AM
Washington, DC...Well, I’m deeply honored to welcome the members of the Congressional Black Caucus to the White House. We’re going to have a lot of meetings over the years, and I very much appreciate you being here. Throughout my campaign, I pledged to focus on improving conditions for African American citizens. This means more to me than anybody would understand or know. Every American child has a right to grow up in a safe community, to attend great schools, to graduate with access to high-paying jobs.
Autosmith In Hathaway Pines Will Have You Rolling In Style!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2017 03:26 PM
Hathaway Pines, CA...Autosmith in Hathaway Pines has been one of the leading Autobody and Collision Repair Centers in Calaveras County for almost 20 years. They have a large state of the art repair center and are centrally located in Hathaway Pines. They can handle everything from frame and collision repair to perfect paintwork. Autosmith is equally skilled at repairs on your family and commercial vehicles.
Live Fire Training West Of Angels Camp Slated To Start March 28th
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 06:45 PM
San Andreas, CA...The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is conducting live fire training on the Whittle Vegetation Management Program (VMP) site, west of Angels Camp, along the east side of Fowler Peak Lookout. This training is designed to instruct and certify CAL FIRE employees in the proper use of a helitorch. A helitorch is a device, suspended underneath the helicopter, which dispenses ignited gelled fuel. Use of the helitorch on large fires, effectively removes fuel from areas surrounding a fire, to help control and prevent its spread.
Early Morning “High Risk” Search Warrant Leads To Arrests
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 04:22 PM
Sonora, CA...At approx. 0700hrs, TNT Agents and TCSO SWAT served a “high risk” search warrant for narcotics, stolen property and firearms at a residence located 22808 Four Wheel Drive Rd., Sonora, CA. During the initial entry two female adults, identified as 53 year old Thoris Lynn Donovan and 35 year old Krisse Sue Fells were located and detained. A male juvenile, who was positively identified (but will remain unnamed due to his age) fled the residence.
Take A Springtime Drive In Arnold with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 02:48 PM
Arnold, CA...Take A Drive around Arnold with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry
Doing Business With Caltrans & Local Government Agencies Is Focus Of Public Works & Purchasing Showcase
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 02:26 PM
Stockton, CA...Caltrans and the San Joaquin Regional Public Agency Consortium (SJPAC) are holding a Public Works and Purchasing Showcase on April 6, in the San Joaquin County Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, located at 2101 East Earhart Avenue in Stockton.
Calaveras Democrats Hosting The Cannabis Community Forum (ThePineTree.net Will Livestream The Event)
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 02:05 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee (CCDCC) is hosting a forum regarding Measure B, the voter initiated initiative-measure that seeks to prohibit the cultivation, manufacturing, processing, and delivery of marijuana for all purposes within all unincorporated parts of Calaveras County, including a ban on the operation of marijuana dispensaries. The forum will take place on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m. at The San Andreas Town Hall.
Chili Cooks Needed For 5th Annual Chili Cook Off in the Park
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 01:56 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Join us for the 5th Annual Mountain Ranch 4-H Club Chili Cook Off in the park on Sunday, April 2nd! Chili, Music, Petting Zoo, Snack Bar, Silent Auction, Cash Prize, Family Fun! Proceeds Directly benefit the Mountain Ranch 4-H Club including the costs associated with the county fair in May. CHILI COOKS NEEDED!
Calaveras County Science Fair Students Tackle Local Issues
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 01:39 PM
Calaveras COunty, Ca...And the Grand Prize for the 2017 Calaveras County Science Fair goes to: sixth grader Joshua Brison from Mountain Oaks Charter School! Joshua’s project, “Terpines vs. Mold,” earned him a traveling trophy for his school and a place at the 2017 California State Science Fair. The Calaveras County Science Fair is made possible in part by a grant from the Teichert Foundation, which supports all Calaveras County Student Events.
2017 State Finalists
Emily Lickiss and Joshua Brison
Judges Don Maund and David Voit
2017 Science Fair
Valley Springs, CA...Sender’s Market Ace Hardware in Valley Springs is seeking qualified individuals to fill the positions of Hardware Sales Floor, and Contractors Corner. We offer competitive wages as well as an excellent benefit package for full time employees. Sender’s Market Ace Hardware is family owned and operated. Please apply in person at 72 South Highway 26, Valley Springs, CA. Ask for Bruce or Adriana. Or email resume to Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't Miss Calaveras Humane Society's Annual Hawaiian Shirt Sale
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 12:36 PM
Arnold, CA...ALOHA! Mark your calendars, our Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store annual Hawaiian Shirt Sale begins March 24th. We're talking designer AND vintage Hawaiian wear at rock-bottom prices. They save 'em all year for this epic event. Mai poina (don't forget)!
Sequoia Woods Country Club Is Now Hiring!
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 12:30 PM
Arnold, CA...Sequoia Woods Country Club is Now Hiring! We are looking for regular, part-time staff to help us in our dining room, bar & lounge, banquets and (summer) deli. There are openings for food servers, hosts, bus persons & bartender. We’d like to meet you if you’ve got some experience, are positive and upbeat. This is a fun atmosphere, with some of the best food and drink in the county, and is a great way to earn extra income.
San Andreas, CA... The Mother Lode Bonsai Club will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. in the San Andreas Central Library, located at 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mountain Ranch Road) in San Andreas.
Sonora Area CHP Reports Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 12:03 PM
Jamestown, CA...On March 17, 2017 at approximately 8:50 pm, Michael Louis Oconnell was driving a black 2014 BMW X1crossover, eastbound on State Route 108, approaching Toban Way. Oconnell failed to negotiate a curve in the road and ran off of the roadway. Oconnell’s vehicle struck a tree with so much force that it pinned him in the driver’s seat. A tow truck was used to move the vehicle away from the tree before emergency personnel were able to extricate Oconnell out of the vehicle. Oconnell was subsequently flown to Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto with major injuries. Drugs or alcohol are not suspected and Oconnell was wearing a seat belt.
Mountain Ranch, CA...Spring Fling at the Mountain Ranch Community Hall, April 8, 2017. Doors open 5:00 PM Dinner 6:00 PM Entertainment 7-9:00 PM Everything is coming up daisies as we gear up for our first fundraiser of the year.
This event will be entertaining and lots of fun.
Welcoming New Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician Specialist
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 11:14 AM
Sonora, CA... Sonora Regional Medical Center welcomes Brett Lockman, D.O., a board-certified Physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician) with additional certifications in Sports Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. As an interventional physiatrist, Dr. Lockman provides minimally-invasive procedures for the treatment of acute and chronic conditions of the nerves, muscles and bones. His ultimate goal is to return individuals to their pre-injury level of function or maximize their performance using a range of treatment options including therapeutic exercise, medications, injections and spine implants. Dr. Lockman also uses regenerative medicine to heal chronic arthritis and sports-related injuries.
Welcoming New Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician Specialist
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 10:59 AM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Regional Medical Center welcomes Rana Rand, D.O., a board-certified Physiatrist who uses non-surgical methods to treat patients with nerve, muscle and bone diseases or injuries. Dr. Rand is skilled in neuromusculoskeletal and sports medicine, osteopathic manipulation, and regenerative medicine approaches. She has a special interest in integrative medicine and is also board-certified in Obesity Medicine.
Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near New York Ranch Road and China Graveyard.
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 10:38 AM
Jackson, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury collision near New York Ranch Road and China Graveyard Road. Two vehicles involved with one on it's roof. Lanes are blocked and debris blocking lanes as well. There is also a non-injury collision on Hwy 49 near Electra. It is not blocking lanes and the vehicles are on the shoulder. Let's be careful out there...
Calaveras County Association Of Realtors Seeks Government Affairs Director
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/02/2017 05:18 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Influential REALTOR® association based in beautiful Calaveras County seeks dynamic, experienced Government Affairs Director to be local REALTOR® association voice in local government affairs, and liaison with C.A.R. and N.A.R. for state and federal government issues.
Traffic Update....Tornado Puts Vehicle Into Ditch & Downs Power Lines Off Of Twain Harte Drive
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2017 09:02 PM
Twain Harte, CA...CHP reported earlier that a vehicle off was off the roadway and into a ditch near Twain Harte Drive & Ponderosa. CHP has updated their incident log to state that a tornado in the area dropped powerlines and an oak tree as well. The downed power lines kept the occupant of the vehicle until PG&E was able to respond and remove the lines. So it appears Mother Nature make a windy and destructive visit to the Twain Harte area this afternoon.
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The local Cannabis issue is heating up and on the ballot. Click above to read the Op-Eds on both sides of the issue.
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.