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Saturday, Apr 29
08:30 AM The Inaugural Murphys Mutt March On April 29th Joins List Of Great Community Club Events
10:00 AM In Their Words - Vietnam, book signing event
10:00 AM Healing Powers of Flower Essences and Essential Oils with Johanna Atman, Ph.D. CMT
10:00 AM "In Their Words - Vietnam" Book Signing With Author Charity Maness
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
11:00 AM Life After Abuse with Rita Harrison
11:00 AM Grand Opening of Castle Oaks Golf Home Community in Ione
01:00 PM Shakespeare On The Vine Theatre Company’s Annual Spring Gala
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Sunday, Apr 30
All Day Polaris Demo Day In Bear Valley April 30th
03:00 PM Motherlode Friends Of Music Chamber Music Concert
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Monday, May 1
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Tuesday, May 2
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Wednesday, May 3
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Thursday, May 4
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Friday, May 5
10:00 AM ZIP and SIP - Zip Line and Wine Tasting Package
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Saturday, May 6
09:00 AM National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 6th
09:00 AM Wildfire Community Prepredness Day
10:00 AM Gem & Craft Show at Kennedy Mine
All Day ZIP and SIP - Zip Line and Wine Tasting Package
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Sunday, May 7
Until 04:00 PM Gem & Craft Show at Kennedy Mine
Until 04:00 PM ZIP and SIP - Zip Line and Wine Tasting Package
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Monday, May 8
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
06:00 PM GABA Mixer at the Bistro Espresso May 8th @ 6pm
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Tuesday, May 9
10:00 AM Marisolio Tasting Bar
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
06:30 PM CHP San Andreas To Host Teen Driving Class On May 9th
06:30 PM CHP San Andreas To Host Teen Driving Class On May 9th
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Wednesday, May 10
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Thursday, May 11
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Friday, May 12
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
All Day Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet

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Don't Miss The Giant BOGO Sale Going On Now At Arnold Ace Home Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2017 08:50 AM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Home Center is committed to being "the helpful place" by offering our customers knowledgeable advice, helpful service and quality products. We have a large selection of hardware, home goods, lumber, paint, and garden supplies. Arnold Ace Home Center has been serving the community for 30 years and the Hauer family has owned the business for the last 12 years.

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Advertise Locally & Reach Globally

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2017 12:50 PM
Arnold, CA...Our job each and everyday is to help push our local economies forward, draw more customers to your businesses & hopefully keep you informed and up to date. People interested in our area from all over California visit Numerous studies have been done on local spending and the consensus seems to be that for every $100 spent locally $45 - $50 is generated in secondary local spending. When you spend locally your are helping your friends, neighbors & local entrepreneurs grow and thrive. accepts ads from and for our local business or large local employers. And yes your spending on advertising locally helps us grow as well, besides do the Zuckerbergs of the world really need your money? Just email us at or give us a call at 209.768.3929 and schedule a consultation.

Services For Charles Hewitt Jr. Will Be Held On May 6th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2017 11:23 AM
San Andreas, CA...Charles Hewitt of San Andreas passed away on April 20, 2017 at Avalon convalescent Hospital. Charles is survived by his wife Laura Ann of 58 years. His daughter Andrea and son in law Rodney Freitas of Jackson and two grandson Christopher and William Freitas. His daughter Cheri and son in law Gordy Boyd of Brimfield, IL and two granddaughters Amber Dwyer and Heather Warren and four great granddaughters. Niece Lynette and nephew in law Ron Mooneyham . Two great nieces Heather and Brandi Mooneyham and a great great niece Mackenzye Genore and a great great nephew Jase Bruno all of Salinas CA. Daughters Cathy and Stephanie . Charles is proceeded in death by parents Charles and Josephine Hewiit. Sisters Carol Barrett and Sally Hewitt and Charles A Hewitt the 2nd.He also loved his four cats Whiskers, Yellow, Blue. and Patches. Services for Charles will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm at San Andreas Memorial Chapel.


Polaris Demo Day In Bear Valley April 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2017 11:13 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Polaris Demo Day In Bear Valley April 30th

The "First 100 Days" By Congressman Tom McClintock

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2017 09:05 AM
Washington, DC...Mr. Speaker: The last four elections have defined one of the most dramatic political realignments in our country’s history. In those elections, we’ve seen a net shift of 64 U.S. House seats, 12 U.S. Senate seats, 10 governors, 919 state legislative seats and the presidency shift from Democrats to Republicans. This happened in large part on three overarching mandates: revive the economy; secure our borders and repair our healthcare system. If President Trump can accomplish these three objectives, his administration and this congress will be remembered as one of the most successful and beneficial in our nation’s history.

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The Inaugural Murphys Mutt March On April 29th Joins List Of Great Community Club Events

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 08:04 PM
Murphys, CA...The first annual Murphys Mutt March will join the list of Community Club organized events when a bevy of canine companions and their doting owners gather on Saturday, April 29, at 8:30 a.m. “The Murphys area is home to so many wonderful four-footed-friends that we thought it would be a good idea to have an event where they could get together, have a good time socializing, and strut their stuff,” says Carol Roscelli, the newly elected president of the Murphys Community Club. “If you think your animal would be offended by being called a mutt, you can tell them it is simply a dog walk with a catchy title.”

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Governor Brown Signs Massive Fuel Tax Increase & Road Improvement Bill

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 05:39 PM
Sacramento, CA...Moving to fill potholes, smooth thousands of miles of pavement, repair bridges and strengthen public transportation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a package of legislation to improve transportation and create jobs in communities across California.  "Safe and smooth roads make California a better place to live and strengthen our economy," said Governor Brown. "This legislation will put thousands of people to work."

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Burn Permits Required In The TCU May 1st

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 05:31 PM
San Andreas, CA...Monday, May 1, 2017, at 8:00 AM the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will require burning permits within State Responsibility Areas of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. Burn hours will not be restricted; however, a transition to night time burning may occur as conditions change...

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83 Year Old And Peace Officers Assaulted In Valley Springs. Multiple Charges For 38 Year Old, Bail Set At $1,225,000

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 03:39 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On 04/27/17 at about 2345 hours, The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 400 block of La Contenta Drive in Valley Springs for a 9-1-1 call. An 83-year-old victim reported that 38-year-old Jeffrey Alan Greg had strangled and assaulted her. The female victim told deputies that she locked herself in her bedroom, but the suspect kicked the door in. She was able to escape the house and call 911.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Tree Near Hwy 49 & Hwy 12.

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 01:48 PM
San Andreas, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle into a tree near Hwys 49 & 12. The tree has been removed from the roadway. Please use caution in the area...

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Cannabis Ban Ordinance Draft Environmental Impact Report Has Been Released

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 12:42 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Draft Environmental Impact Report is now available for public review and comment.  The formal 45-day public review period begins on Monday, May 1, 2017.  Written comments may be sent to the Planning Department at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA  95249 or by email to

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Bear Valley Announces Plans for New High-Speed Six-Pack Chairlift

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 10:41 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Skyline Bear Valley Resorts has entered into an agreement with Leitner-Poma to construct and install a new high-speed six-pack chairlift to be completed this year in time for the start of the 17/18 ski season in late November. The new lift will transport six passengers at a time from the mid-mountain ski lodge to the top of the mountain, at 8500’ elevation, nearly three times faster than the current lift. This exciting lift replacement project is pending process approval by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service (Stanislaus Forest), and will replace the Bear chairlift increasing guest uphill capacity of the mountain’s main artery.

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Breaking News....Congress Averts Government Shutdown

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 09:46 AM
Washington, DC....After their two week Easter recess congress summoned all their strength to pass a temporary funding bill....for a week. Congresspersons, please try not to strain anything. On second thought with your healthcare plan it's ok to do at least some heavy lifting. Just bend at the knees and not at the waist.

Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Rolling!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 08:44 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop and say hi and top off your tanks today! Angels Trading Post has everything you need to keep you Hopping when you visit our area. Great Prices on Gas, Drinks, Sodas, Java City Coffees and more. They also accept E.B.T. cards.and have great prices on tobacco products. They are open everyday from 5am to Midnight!! Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4.

National Income and Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product: Less Than One Percent First Quarter 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 08:36 AM
Washington, DC...Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017 (table 1), according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2016, real GDP increased 2.1 percent. The Bureau emphasized that the first-quarter advance estimate released today is based on source data that are incomplete or subject to further revision by the source agency (see “Source Data for the Advance Estimate” on page 2). The "second" estimate for the first quarter, based on more complete data, will be released on May 26, 2017.

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Go Green & Save With Calaveras Telephone

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 08:19 AM
Copperopolis, CA...In 1895 James A. Tower was only 16 years old when, using barbed wire fencing, he strung the first telephone line for what was to become The Calaveras Telephone Company. As demands for the telephone service increased, the young Mr. Tower found it necessary to establish a central office in the small community of Felix near the town of Copperopolis. Then in 1899, Mr. Tower, now 20 years old, negotiated an agreement with Sunset Telephone Company that would connect his subscribers by telephone with the rest of the world.

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Statewide CTA Day of Action Monday, May 1, to Protect CA Public Schools From Potential Trump Administration Actions

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2017 12:01 AM
Burlingame, CA...Rising up together to protect public education and send the message that all students deserve safe schools, thousands of California educators, parents, administrators and students will join in a rapidly growing series of social justice events statewide Monday, May 1, as part of the CTA Day of Action. “This is a day of local resistance to threats to dismantle or privatize public education coming from the Trump administration, and for standing up for the right of all students to feel safe and respected at school, regardless of their immigration status,” said Eric Heins, president of the 325,000-member California Teachers Association. “It’s time to take a stand together for the future of our communities and to demand social justice for all students. Our schools must continue to be community centers, and not become profit centers.”

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Big & Bold Black Sheep Winery April Specials

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 10:32 AM
Murphys, CA...Black Sheep Winery arrived in Murphys with the 1984 harvest. From that first harvest we produced our 1984 Amador Zinfandel. The wine was styled in a big, bold way like nobody else could do. That's what makes us Black Sheep; we're different from the rest of the flock. We feature small batches of limited release wines handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras and Amador Counties. We produce about 2,500 cases of wine per year, specializing in Zinfandels and Rhone varietals.

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Don't Miss Film Friday with "Bottle Shock" At Milliaire April 28th.

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 09:35 AM
Murphys, CA...Don't miss our first Film Friday! Enjoy "Bottle Shock" projected on our Creekside Patio along with a delicious glass of Milliaire and theater snacks in hand! Doors open at 7:30pm, film begins at dusk. FREE ADMISSION.

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Polaris Demo Day In Bear Valley April 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 11:49 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Polaris Demo Day In Bear Valley April 30th

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It's Time for Bright Colors and Bold Prints From The Clothes Mine!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 11:43 PM
Angels Camp & Sutter Creek, CA...Are you ready to be cheered up with new spring styles? Stop by and see what we've received at The Clothes Mine! We also have great fitting shorts and capris, up to a size 16. We're located in the Angels Towne Center next to the Angels Camp Medical Clinic and are open Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-6pm. Stop by, or give us a call at 209.890.7532. We look forward to seeing you!

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Caltrans District 10 Weekly Road Report Through May 6th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 11:34 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The latest schedule of road repairs and maintenance that will affect your travels in our area and as you travel. Locally crews will be working on many of our roadways. Below is Caltrans plans for repairs and maintenance on local roads. It shows the route, county and location of the possible repairs. Weather and other factors can alter their schedule.

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Calaveras County Public Access TV Studio PATV Schedule Through May 4th & Lisa Boulton

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 11:23 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community TV is located in San Andreas, CA. We are a non-profit organization which helps facilitate the local studio and air original community programming to your home. The goals for PEG Access Television are to promote free speech, foster diverse points of view, encourage communications, create opportunities, encourage artistic expression, expand educational access, and promote participatory democracy in order to strengthen the spirit of the communities and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.


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Wounded Warrior Project Applauds VA Accountability Executive Order

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 10:58 PM
Washington, DC...Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) joined other veterans service organizations to support an executive order that will strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). President Donald Trump signed the order to allow VA to hold employees accountable. "The overwhelming majority of VA employees serve our veterans honorably, and we applaud their service and commitment to our veterans and their families. There are, however, instances where employees have been negligent in their duties," said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "While VA needs authority to hold employees at every level accountable, we are also encouraged by the VA secretary's commitment to developing values-based leaders who go the extra mile in service to veterans and their families. Wounded Warrior Project is committed to working with VA and other veterans service organizations to ensure these changes occur."

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45% of Americans Chose Smartphones, Cars or Vacations Over Financial Security (Vacation Destinations Thank You!)

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 10:27 PM
Windsor, CT...A new consumer survey by Voya Financial's Annuities and Individual Life businesses revealed that many Americans might be willing to risk their financial security to keep some of their most-valued items. In fact, nearly half (45%) of Americans surveyed were willing to give up their financial security if it meant keeping either their smartphones, cars or vacations.

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President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on the Antiquities Act

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 09:42 PM
Washington, DC...THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mike. He’s been a great Vice President, a great help. And everybody loves Mike Pence. I just want to thank you for your service. Been incredible. (Applause.) It’s a real pleasure to be at the Department of Interior, where you help preserve the splendor and the beauty of America’s natural resources. And I can tell you the group that's in here right now, they really do the job. Right, Lisa? They’re doing a good job. We're going to take care of Alaska, too. Don't worry about it. (Laughter.) And they protect the ability of the people to access and utilize the land which truly belongs to them and belongs to all of us.

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President Trump in Farmers Roundtable and Executive Order Signing Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 09:06 PM
Washington, DC...THE PRESIDENT: Busy day. They had a very busy day -- had a good day. We’re doing well, very well. Things are turning around. I know they’re turning around for you folks, so I just want to welcome you very much to the White House -- special place -- America’s farmers and ranchers. I especially want to congratulate Secretary -- now I can say, Secretary Sonny Perdue, who was just sworn in as the Secretary of Agriculture -- (applause) -- sworn in by Justice Thomas. And it was a beautiful ceremony, and we’re going to celebrate a little bit later, and that’s great. We’re very happy. And you had a good vote too.

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President Trump at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Days of Remembrance

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 08:46 PM
Washington, DC...Thank you very much. Thank you. Friends, members of Congress, ambassadors, veterans, and, most especially, to the survivors here with us today, it’s an honor to join you on this very, very solemn occasion. I am deeply moved to stand before those who survived history’s darkest hour. Your cherished presence transforms this place into a sacred gathering. Thank you, Tom Bernstein, Alan Holt, Sara Bloomfield, and everyone at the Holocaust Memorial Council and Museum for your vital work and tireless contributions.

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Calaveras County Search & Rescue Training To Be Prepared & Hope You Are As Well

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 04:13 PM
San Andreas, CA...On April 22nd, the Calaveras County Volunteer Search and Rescue Team conducted their annual swift water rescue training. The training consisted of locating lost persons along the river, accessing them and transporting them safely to shore. This was a refresher course designed to sharpen skills prior to what is expected as a high volume attendance season. The Calaveras Search and Rescue Team would like to remind everyone to remain vigilant while visiting the rivers and tributaries.

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Stanislaus National Forest Suffers Extensive Storm Damage, Some Roads Closed Until 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 03:43 PM
Sonora, CA...Roads on Stanislaus National Forest suffered extensive damage from winter storms and many will remain closed until at least 2018, including four popular roads. Forest officials warn all the damage has yet to be assessed. Cottonwood Road (1N04) on Groveland and Mi-Wok districts, Beardsley Day Use Road (4N29) and Hell’s Half Acre (5N95) on Summit District and Spicer Road (7N01) on Calaveras District sustained extensive damage. “The record winter storms caused landslides and road failures on many Forest roads,” said Scott Tangenberg, Stanislaus National Forest’s Acting Forest Supervisor. “Much of the Forest is still covered in deep snow and our staff hasn’t been able to inspect roads covered with as much as 14 feet of snow.”

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The 2017 Taste Of Calaveras Showcased the Finest Wine, Culinary Treats & Art! Photos & Video!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 03:20 PM
Murphys, CA...The 11th Annual Taste of Calaveras drew its' largest crowd ever on April 22nd At Ironstone and it Showcased the Finest Wine, Culinary Treats & Art. More than 40 of Calaveras County’s most acclaimed winemakers, restaurateurs and plein air artists converged at Ironstone Vineyards. The event featured wine tasting, gourmet samplings, live music by the Bob Eisenmann Jazz Trio, food and wine demonstrations, local artists painting along with artisans on site and a silent auction featuring Calaveras experiences and Calaveras products. Below are a few photos from the event that most attendees said was the best Taste Of Calaveras Yet.

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Steven E. Sapp, 69 From Ripon Passed Away In Hwy 12 Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 01:15 PM
Valley Springs, CA...The sad notifications to his family have been made and it can now be released that it was Steven E. Sapp, 69 From Ripon that passed away in an early morning collision on Hwy 12 yesterday. He was driving his Ford Explorer westbound on State Route 12, east of Evans Road at an unknown speed. He allowed his vehicle to leave the roadway, traveling off the right shoulder and striking an oak tree. The collision was reported at 5:47am on April 26.

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"It's In The Hole!!" Fred Simpson Shoots A Hole In One At Greenhorn Creek

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 08:11 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Fred Simpson is a new Hole-in-One Recipient… at the Wonderful Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort… On April 23rd on the 115 yard Hole 3 during the Men vs Women Tournament. Congratulations Fred!!

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Tickets For 21st Annual Renner Winery Bonfire On Sale Now!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 05:08 PM
Murphys, CA...The 21st Annual Renner Winery Bonfire in the Vineyard is our best event. This year, it will happen on Saturday, April 29th starting at 6:00 pm. We will have a great dinner, music and dancing to the great local band, Jill & The Giants. This promises to be a wonderful experience enjoying the beautiful vineyard in the height of spring! Call the Tasting Room for tickets, (209)728-2314, or on our website. Shuttle service will be available from our Tasting Room in downtown Murphys.

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A Very Sad Update....Charles Duston Who Had Been Missing In The Sonora Pass High Country Has Been Found Deceased

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 11:43 PM
Pinecrest, CA...**Update Wed. April 26 at 10:45 PM** Several search and rescue teams have been scouring the area near Eagle Meadow Road in Pinecrest for the last three days, after receiving a report of an overdue snowmobiler. It is with heavy hearts that we report Charles Duston was found deceased early this evening by a search team. Charles was found approximately 4 miles from his snowmobile in a snowy, rugged area. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

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Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Specials Through May 2nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 11:27 PM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7331 Or You may call your order in to 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order in to 209.728.3402 ext 305. Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local


Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Sierra Hills Market 209.728.3402, 117 Highway 4, Murphys. Lila and Sage Catering and Cakes 209.728.2604. Angels Food Market 209.736.4243. 396 North Main Street, Angels Camp. Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through May 2nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 11:10 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through May 2nd.

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Universal Healthcare Act Clears Senate Committee

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 10:39 PM
Sacramento, CA...Registered nurses and other healthcare advocates are heralding the California Senate Health Committee's passage of SB 562, the Healthy California Act today, Wednesday, April 26, with a majority of the committee members’ support. SB 562, the Healthy California Act, would establish an improved Medicare for all type system in California. Full details of the bill may be viewed here Prior to the hearing, over a thousand bill supporters, including members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, held a spirited rally at the Sacramento Convention Center followed by a colorful march to the State Capitol for the Senate Health Committee hearing.

The photos above are from the rally proponents held at the Sonora Opera Hall a few days ago.
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Teams Still Searching High Country For Charles Duston

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 05:43 PM
Pinecrest, CA...Missing person Charles Duston was to snowmobile to his vacation cabin located in the Haypress/Eagle Meadows area on Sunday 4/16/17. The cabin is approx. 6 to 7 seven miles from Hwy 108 where his truck was later located. His wife reported Charles overdue to our office on Monday, 4/24/17 at approx. 1530 hours. TCSO Search and Rescue immediately responded to the area and located the cabin but Charles was not there at that time. A snowmobile believed to belong to Charles was later located approx. 2 miles away from the cabin with snowshoe tracks going away from the snowmobile. The search is on-going with teams on the ground and air support. The current search area is approx. 3 square miles in very challenging terrain.

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Nickel Registry Holding A Rally This Week For Autos From The "Gilded Age"

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 03:01 PM
Murphys, CA...Well it's about time we had a few more period correct vehicles gracing the streets of our small towns. They may not be "Buggy Bill" period correct but certainly closer than the Tesla parking lot it seems to be at times. About 40 beautiful horseless carriages are making day trips from their homebase at Murphys Inn & Suites. We spoke with owners from as far away as Maryland & Washington state attending the rally. As this era gets farther into the rear view of history our debt of gratitude to these owners and collectors grows as they are truly living history exhibits from our past.

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New Melones Lake Marina Says "Book Now For All Your Summer Adventures"

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 01:36 PM
Angels Camp, CA...New Melones Lake Lovers! Now is the time to book your reservations for a fun filled summer. It is incredibly important to book your boating reservations early to ensure there will be a rental waiting for you. We have Party Cruisers, Super Cruisers, Patio Boats, Fishing Boat, Wave Runners, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Hydro Bikes and Toy Packages for rent. Call us at (209) 785-3300 to book now or lick below

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"In Their Words - Vietnam" Book Signing With Author Charity Maness

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 01:23 PM
Arnold, CA...Book signing event with author Charity Maness on April 29th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM at Bistro Espresso - 2182 Hwy 4. Arnold. Come meet the author and the Vietnam veterans from the book.

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Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 01:22 PM
White Pines, CA...The Flea Market is our only fundraiser for the year. The proceeds provide for maintenance of the building and grounds. It is always held on the first full weekend in August. Donations to the Flea Market are accepted all year.

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Traffic Update....Collision In Front of Gym On Hwy 12

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 01:10 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a collision on Hwy 12 near the health club. Please use caution in the area....

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VA Health Van In Murphys April 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 12:36 PM
Murphys, CA...The VA Health Van Clinics will be in Murphys at the Murphys Senior Center on April 27th. They will be at the Faith Lutheran Church at 65 Mitchler Street in Murphys from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary.

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Home Surveillance System Leads To Real Time Arrest Of Antioch Man

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 11:53 AM
Sonora, CA...An Antioch man is arrested after a Sonora homeowner watched the man on live surveillance prowl around his residence. This morning, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office received a phone call from a homeowner on Ridgewood Drive. The caller said he was out of town and he received a motion detection alert from his residence. He was able to tune into live surveillance broadcasted from his home and watched as a man walked around his house checking for unlocked windows and doors. The homeowner provided Dispatchers with up to date information which included an associated truck description and when the man had opened and entered the attached garage.

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"Vandals" Continued Their Decades Long Tradition Getting The Frogs Ready

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 11:40 AM
Frogtown, USA..(AKA Angels Camp)...Vandals struck again last night in Angels Camp with a kickoff for the fair by painting the Frog on Main Street. The painting was completed sometime around 11 o'clock. The vandal group consisted of people who begin painting the Frog 39 years ago, along with some young ladies, who are continuing the tradition through today. Check out the great job they did in the street at the intersection of Highway 49 and old Highway 4. Secret video of the event was posted as well...

69 Year Old Ripon Man Passes Away In Hwy 12 Collision With Oak Tree

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 11:16 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Before 6am this morning a 69 year old man from Ripon was driving his 1994 Ford Explorer westbound on State Route 12, east of Evans Road at an unknown speed. For unknown reasons He allowed his vehicle to leave the roadway, traveling off the right shoulder. Consequently, the front end of the Ford collided with an oak tree. The man passed away from his injuries.

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Presentation From White House On Overhauling Tax System

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 10:51 AM

Yosemite National Park Opens Public Scoping Period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 10:47 AM
Yosemite, CA...Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the public scoping comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment will be open from Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017.

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