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Saturday, Aug 23
All Day Gold & Outdoor Festival
07:00 AM Mountain Ranch Day in the Park
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
06:00 PM "Flight Night" at Tanner Vineyards
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
All Day Parents of Alcoholic Children Al-Anon Family Group
06:30 PM Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents the John Jorgenson Quintet
Sunday, Aug 24
All Day Gold & Outdoor Festival
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
12:00 PM Backyard Blues & Barbeque at The Historic Hotel Leger - Every Sunday
All Day Parents of Alcoholic Children Al-Anon Family Group
Monday, Aug 25
10:15 AM Sierra Grief, Free Grief Group by Hospice of the Sierra
All Day Parents of Alcoholic Children Al-Anon Family Group
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous

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Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents the John Jorgenson Quintet

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2014 03:36 PM
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the final concert of our Twisted Folk Concert Series – featuring The John Jorgenson Quintet! “It’s hard to imagine that our 2014 Summer Concert Series is coming to a close, so this is already the last chance to enjoy a show at the winery this year,” said winery co-owner Jeff Stai. “The John Jorgenson Quintet is known as one of the premier combos playing gypsy jazz – that’s in the style of such pioneering musicians as Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli – and I can’t think of a better way to wrap up the year.”

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Angels Camp Gold Run

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/22/2014 09:55 PM

Caltrans Partners for Small Business Resource and Procurement Expo

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/22/2014 09:49 PM
Stockton, Ca...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in partnership with the Stockton Regional Public Agency Consortium is hosting an event focused on connecting local small businesses with public agencies and utilities needing goods and services. There is no charge for businesses to register and attend this event. Stockton Regional Public Agency Consortium (SRPAC), a collaboration of state, local, and community agencies, ensures regional small businesses have easier access to information on how to do business with public agencies. At this small business and procurement expo, businesses will be able to network with procurement, contracting, and small business resource agents. The second annual Get Connected will have approximately 50 agencies represented, including: Federal, State, County, and Local agencies, Educational Institutions, Public Utilities, and much more...
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“Swinging on a Star” Golf Outing to Benefit Youth Mentoring Friday, September 12, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/22/2014 09:43 PM
Arnold, Ca...Enjoy a glorious high country autumn afternoon in support of local youth at the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation’s third annual golf outing, Swinging on a Star, Friday, September 12, 2014 at Sequoia Woods Country Club in Arnold. The fun-filled event will include a putting contest, cart and 18 holes of golf, snacks, dinner, and awards and raffle. Shotgun start is at 12:30pm and dinner begins at 5pm. Golfers can participate for just a $100 entry fee, and many sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available. Non-golfers can attend the dinner only for $35 per person. This year’s honorary Swinging on a Star chairman is Peggy Lucas, who served three years as president of the Mentoring Foundation and launched “Swinging on a Star” in 2012. “We know many youth mentoring program supporters who love to golf and many golfers who want to support the mentoring program, so we created the perfect excuse to take an afternoon off and enjoy a beautiful course,” said Peggy...
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Sonora High School Students Arrested

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2014 07:36 PM
Tamarack, CA....On 8-21-14 at 1130 hours, The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Sonora High School students for their involvement in an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the 600 block of Skyline Drive in Tamarack. The students were attending a juvenile party in Calaveras County on June 21, 2014...

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Meet The New Mark Twain Medical Center Physicians On August 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2014 12:56 PM

The Vernon Roy DeValle Family Says THANK YOU!

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Traffic Update...Accidents In Arnold & San Andreas

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2014 12:27 PM
San Andreas, CA....Crews are working an accident near Blagen & Henry in Arnold and St Charles is blocked by a 3 vehicle accident in San Andreas. Lets be careful out there....
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Valley Springs Student Approached By Unknown Males - Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2014 12:16 PM
Valley Springs, CA....The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has identified and contacted the responsible subjects that approached female students at the Valley Springs Elementary School. The subjects were identified as high school students that were waiting for their school bus. They admitted to talking to the female students as they left the cafeteria, but denied asking them to come with them. The ages of the boys were 16, 18, and 19 years old. One of the subjects that were seen holding a beer was actually holding an IBC root beer bottle.
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49er Motors Late Model Luxury Vehicle Sale ~ 209.736.4949

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2014 09:54 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er motors late model and luxury vehicle sale, come on down and see these late model year with low miles and luxury vehicles today. You can be driving in style by this evening!! We can finance most credit with a down payment and a monthly income. Come on down and see us today before these deals are gone!!

2013 Ford Escape SEL 4x4- Eco Boost, Great gas mileage, One owner, Clean Car fax, LIKE NEW. Beautiful paint and color. This one has bells and whistles! Park assist, have you seen this? It will parallel park for you! Leather, premium sound, New Tires and MUCH More!! Come down and see this beauty today. We have many lenders with great rates on financing! ON SALE $21,949 VIN-1FMCU9H98DUD41715

2011 Ford Fusion SPORT- One Owner, Clean Car fax, LIKE NEW. This one is LOADED, Microsoft Sync, Navigation, Leather, Moonroof, Sony Entertainment system and this sports model is quick. Come on down and see it today!! ON SALE $19,949 VIN-3FAHP0KC2BR286691

2011 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR. One Owner clean car fax, still under factory warranty!! This like new Nissan has Power windows and locks and drives like a dream. With great gas mileage, this could be a great commuter or a nice family car!! ON SALE $17,949 VIN-1n4bl2ap6bn445314

2008 Cadillac CTS, V6 DI 3.6L, Auto 6spd, 4 dr, StabiliTrak, abs, Leather, Bose sound, Power seat, Power windows, Power door locks, MP3, Performance package, Premium Wheels, Pure Luxury!! ON SALE $17,949 Vin# 1G6DR57V180190380

2007 BMW 750 LI, 2 owner clean car fax, This is the owners car and its NICE!! Roomy, Navigation. rear Idrive and DVD system, Heated and cooled seats, Blue tooth, Moon roof, Premium wheels. Tinted windows, new tires, and much more!! This beautiful machine was around $100,000 new. Come and see this LIKE NEW beauty today for a fraction of the cost!! ON SALE $18,949 VIN-WBAHN83557DT75540

2007 BMW 328i coupe, ONE OWNER! White, 6 cyl, 3.0L, auto, power windows, power door locks, navigation, moonroof, cd, leather, alloy wheels, very clean, ultimate bmw quality! ON SALE $15,949 VIN# WBAWV13587P117560

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Southside Summer Social A Collaboration Between Rob’s Place Restaurant, Gold Country Roasters and TCL Chocolates

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2014 09:00 AM
Murphys, CA...Rob’s Place Restaurant, Gold Country Roasters and TCL Chocolates are teaming up to present a fun summer evening on the south end of town! A gourmet four-course dinner prepared by Chef Rob Christie, paired with specially selected local wines, plus decadent chocolate desserts from TCL Chocolates of Angels Camp, all infused with bursts of flavor using GCR coffees - with live music by Nicholas Lefler. The cost is $75 per person (tax and gratuity included). Seating is limited and reservations by Thursday August 21st are a must! For reservations call (209) 813-7003 or email

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Barrel Of Monkeez End Of Summer & Back To School Specials

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2014 07:19 AM

Arnold Library Book Sale Coming Up

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2014 07:10 AM

It's That Time of Year Again - Annual White Pines Raffle Tickets Are Here!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/02/2014 01:22 PM
White Pines, Ca...Have you sent in your White Pines Raffle tickets for your chance to win the 1st place prize of $500.00 or 1 of 2-2nd place prizes of $250.00? The winners will be picked at the 19th Annual Logging Jamboree at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum at White Pines Park, near Arnold. The event begins at 9 am on Saturday, August 30th, and is loaded with events, perfect for the family. Call 795-6782 for details. This raffle is the major fundraiser for the White Pines Park Committee, made up of volunteers, that provides maintenance of this gem in Ebbetts Pass. Other funds are derived from donations, recycling and membership, as the park receives no county or state funding...
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Hoedown for Habitat Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/22/2014 12:00 AM
Murphys, Ca...Round up your family and friends and head to the 10th annual Hoedown for Habitat, Saturday, September 13. The venue is Murphys Park where cowgirls, cowboys and all will find fine food, music for dancing, and a live and silent auction. The event will take place from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Served from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, enjoy a barbeque dinner of beef and chicken with delicious side dishes. During dinner guests will be entertained by the stompin’ music of the Fiddle Gang, a group of six to 14 years olds led by their instructor, Carolyn Sylva of Jamestown. To top off dinner, guests can help themselves to an array of scrumptious desserts made by Habitat Board members and volunteers. The no host bar featuring local wines and beer will be open throughout the evening. While sipping a beverage guests can check out the many auction items that have been donated by local businesses and individuals. Auctioneer Mark Fischer is scheduled to start the live auction at 6:30. The silent auction will close at 8:00. Starting at 7:00, dance the night away as Crystal Image plays your favorite songs. The group, led by John Covert, is an area favorite dance band, able to play a variety of styles from an enormous list of tunes. For the Hoedown they’ll focus on rock and country standards.
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Caltrans District 10 Weekly Road Report For The Week of 8/24/14 Through 8/30/14

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 11:43 PM
Arnold, CA...This week's Caltrans District 10 road report is enclosed. It will tell you how long you may be waiting in one of the local construction areas...

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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – August 22 to August 30

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 11:27 PM
Arnold, 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.”

Click Above For A Full Sized Electronic Copy Stop By The Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center And Pick One Up Today
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Garden Concert with Jazz and Pop Music September 13 in Sutter Creek

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/21/2014 10:53 PM
Sutter Creek, Ca...In a dazzling summer garden setting, fit for a wedding, AmadorArts is planning a fundraising Home Concert on Saturday evening September 13. Jazz and pop music by Herb Boxhorn and Klaudia Promessi will be the focal point of the intimate event where only 80 guests will be seated around the spacious, shaded landscaped grounds of the Sutter Creek home of Diane Olsen and Stan Redkey. Complimentary “hefty” appetizers, catered by the Mother Lode Deli, and an affordable no-host Amador wine bar will complete the pleasures of the evening. Herb Boxhorn, guitarist and vocalist, brings his own unique styles combining his background of folk, blues, finger-picking, Jazz and Latin into an eclectic mix truly his own. Performing regionally for over 35 years, Herb puts his signature on many Jazz standards and contemporary tunes. Enriching the sound of this duo is Klaudia Promessi on saxophone and flutes. Promessi has toured and performed in Bay Area bands playing Latin Jazz, R and B, Soul and original music. She has composed and arranged music for films. They are both talented improvisers making each of their concerts a unique experience, especially when experienced in a beautiful garden setting like this one, enhanced by good food, wine, and friendship....
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Felony Child Abuse Arrests In Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 05:37 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On 08/12/2014 the Angels Camp Police Department received a report of suspicious bruising on a 6 week old baby. Upon further investigation it was ascertained that the baby had suffered injuries to his head, limbs, and internal organs. Angels Camp Police Department officers determined that the injuries were caused by 18 year old Angels Camp resident Chance Fidler and 27 year old Angels Camp resident Kandice Hadley....
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Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident On Lyons Bald Mountain Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 04:56 PM
Sonora, CA....Crews working possible Injury Accident on Lyons Bald Mountain and Scattergood Road. Please use caution in the area....
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This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – JASPER!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:37 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). Lots of kitties will be available to meet you! We also have kitties available at our Angels Camp Adoption Center, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49). Stop by one or both adoption centers and meet the kitties! Both adoption centers are open weekly, THURS.–SAT., 10 am-5 pm.

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Calaveras Taxpayers Host Annual BBQ Thursday, September 11, 2014 5 to 8:00 PM

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:34 PM
Vallecito, CA....Food will be catered by the Historic Murphys Hotel, featuring delicious BBQ Tri-Tip and Chicken. Keynote Speaker is Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Jon will discuss how taxpayers can defend themselves from new threats to their liberty and property. He is an attorney who successfully argued the term limits Proposition 140 before the California Supreme Court and has been HJTA president since 1999. He is the principal author of Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, which was approved by voters in 1996. We will have panel discussion with Lori Norton, County CAO; Rebecca Callen, Auditor/Controller and Peter Maurer, County Planning Director. Bring your questions...
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Calaveras County Republican Party Has Endorsed The Following Candidates:

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:28 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras County Republican Party has endorsed the following candidates: Steve Kearney, candidate for Calaveras County Supervisor, District 5. Michael Oliveira, candidate for Calaveras County Supervisor, District 3. We believe they are best qualified to serve Calaveras County....

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Make Plans To Meet The New Mark Twain Medical Center Physicians

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:06 PM

Dr. Kent Brantly credits God for his recovery from the Ebola virus as he is released from Emory University Hospital

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:01 PM
Atlanta, GA...Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan’s Purse doctor who contracted Ebola while caring for patients in Liberia, was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta today after completing his recovery from the deadly virus. “Today is a miraculous day,” Dr. Brantly said at a news conference at the hospital. “I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family. … Above all, I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life and am glad for any attention my sickness has attracted for the plight of West Africa in the midst of this epidemic.”

Dr. Kent Brantly ran out of the isolation area giving high fives to his treatment team who had lined the halls.
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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials August 20 -26. Phone Or Text Your Deli Orders Today!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 11:29 AM
Murphys & Angels Camp, 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. Specialty Sandwiches for Summer Picnics This week's special Italian Sub only $5.99 TEXT IN YOUR ORDER Murphys 209-753-7115. Angels 209-753-7331 Other Speciality Sandwiches $6.99 The Cattleman
roast beef, horseradish, cheddar, caramelized onions on onion roll The Pesto Pollo chicken breast, provolone, rpasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, pesto mayo on focaccia The Reuben corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut and russian dressing on rye The Meatball meatballs in marinara, provolone, pepperoncini on french roll The BST bacon, spinach, tomatoes, mozzarella, on sour dough Chick-a- liciouis chicken, pepperjack, bacon, tomato, red onion, pepperoncini. mayo on sourdough Sandwiches also made to order. Give us 20 minutes before pick-up please

Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Do you know you can now text your deli orders to the stores? For Sierra Hills Market the number is 209-753-7115. For Angels Food Market the number is (209)-753-7331. Now that is easy!! Senior Days now Tuesdays and Wednesdays! 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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Traffic Update....Vehicle Vs Embankment Near Sr49 / Sr120

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 11:23 AM
Jamestown, CA...Lanes are blocked by a non-injury accident near Sr49 / Sr120. It is a Crown Vic vs an embankment. The embankment won...

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How "Green" is Your Home?

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 10:58 AM
Calaveras County, CA....You've been recycling your cans and bottles for years now, you're doing your best to use less water, especially with California's extreme drought conditions. And you make sure you keep the lights off and use natural light that flows in from the windows whenever possible. In short, you're doing your part to conserve, recycle and, basically, live green. But are you doing enough?

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Low Pressure/Possible Water Outage In Arnold Area (Repairs Complete)

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 07:59 AM
Arnold, CA...Calaveras County Water District customers in the Pinebrook and Blue Lake Springs area of Arnold may experience low pressure or a water outage between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, August 21, due to scheduled work on a water main. Residents living on these streets may be affected: Coniferous Drive, Evergreen Drive, Oaken Drive, Canyon View Court, Bear Clover Drive, Pine Cone Drive, Murphys Drive, Tamarack Drive, Felix Drive, Douglas Drive, Flanders Drive, Calaveritas Drive, Vallecito Drive, Mokelumne Drive West, Mokelumne Drive East, Taos Court, Innsbruk Drive, Chamonix Drive, Grenoble Drive, Aspen Way, Grandbracken Way...

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Mingle Till You Tingle At Country Cliffs On The 21st.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2014 03:54 PM
San Andreas, CA....Country Cliffs Restaurant in San Andreas will host the next Mixer on Thursday, August 21st starting at 5:30. Please join us for this opportunity to learn about your local business community and network with other local business people. Country Cliffs is located on Highway 49, aka St. Charles Street on the south end of town across from the Shell Gas Station...

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