Angels Camp, CA...The concrete ramp on Glory Hole Point is OPEN and has a dock in place. The water level continues to rise each day. This is great news and will make for easy launching throughout the winter and next year.
Sheriffs Uncover Burglary While Investigating Domestic Dispute
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/07/2016 05:01 PM
Groveland, CA...On Sunday afternoon just before 1 PM, Deputies responded to a residence on Elder Lane in Groveland for a report of an assault. A woman reported that her boyfriend, 29 year old Brice Johnson attacked her with a guitar and a bat. She stabbed him in self-defense and was worried that he may need medical attention. When Deputy Worthington arrived at the home, he noticed several windows and a glass patio table were broken. He knocked on the door several times and announced his presence. A man exited the home and identified himself as Brice Johnson. He had scratches on his face and blood running down the right side of his head, behind his ear. An ambulance was on the way to treat him but he advised the deputy he did not need an ambulance. The deputy notified Johnson that he had a warrant for his arrest in which he said he was aware. When Deputy Worthington asked Johnson if he lived at the residence and if it was his home, Johnson told him the home was given to him in a deed.
It's National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day At Moaning Cavern Adventure Park
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/07/2016 03:49 PM
Vallecito, CA...Moaning Cavern Adventure Park is celebrating National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day for a whole week! This day comes but once a year, but we are celebrating the entire week by giving a 25% discount on zip line rides if you wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater to zip from
December 11th to December 17th, 2016.
Copperopolis Hosting 31st Annual ‘First Taste of the Year’ Wine Festival
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/07/2016 01:46 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Copperopolis Town Square will host the 31st Annual “First Taste of the Year” wine festival on Saturday, Jan. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. More than 35 wineries from across the Sierra Foothills will participate, representing the best of Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. Live jazz from the Gypsy Trio and Bob Eisenman Band will complement artisan foods and appetizers, including gourmet wood fired pizza, burgers, cheeses, French bread and treats. A wide selection of custom crafts, artwork, clothes, gifts, wines, foods and souvenirs will also be available from local merchants. Activities and games for kids are also part of the planned festivities, including a visit from Captain Encouragement who will lead Super Hero training sessions.
President-Elect Donald J. Trump Intends To Nominate General James Mattis As Secretary Of The United States Department Of Defense
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/07/2016 12:39 PM
New York, NY... President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate General James Mattis, retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general, to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of Defense. Among the most decorated and legendary leaders in our country, Gen. Mattis has spent his life defending America in numerous theaters of war.
Tuolumne County Sheriff Accidentally Picks Up Hitchhiker
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/07/2016 11:30 AM
Tuolumne City, CA...Early this morning around 1 AM, Deputy Hammell spotted a suspicious vehicle in the Tuolumne Market parking lot in Tuolumne. Deputy Hammell left his driver door open and walked up to the vehicle so he could speak with the occupants. Dep. Hammell returned to his patrol car after completing his investigation and found a new passenger named Ruger, sitting in his passenger seat. Ruger had made himself comfortable while Dispatch located his owner’s address from the information listed on his collar. He fell fast asleep in the warm patrol car as his owners were located. Deputy Hammell gave him a ride home and Ruger’s owners were very pleased to see him as they had been looking for him all evening.
Elk Grove Man Honored For Helping Butte Fire Families
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/07/2016 10:34 AM
San Andreas, CA...When the Butte Fire ended, hundreds of people were left homeless. CCAR Charities Inc. began to receive offers of travel trailers that the owners were willing to donate, but frequently they were located several hundred miles from here and the need was for someone who could tow them to Mountain Ranch, especially since many of the trailers were fifth wheels, which require a pickup with the right hitch in the bed.
December 7th, 1941 "A Day Which Will Live In Infamy" FDR's Speech On Pearl Harbor Attack
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/07/2016 08:59 AM
Washington, DC...75 Years Ago today the Japanese Fleet conducted a surprise attack on our naval base in Pearl Harbor. In the attack which drew us into World War II, 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded. Following is the full text of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech as delivered on December 8th. "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.
The Sierra Nevada Adventure Company Is Your Local, Holiday Shopping Destination!
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2016 09:18 AM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.
Local Smiles, Service & Black Friday Savings From Sonora Ford!
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/25/2016 10:27 AM
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!
Traffic Update...Two Non-Injury Incidents In Tuolumne County & Cow Out In Calaveras
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2016 07:50 PM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a non-injury collision near Hatler Dr. & Tuolumne Road & another collision near SR-132 & Bonds Flat. Back over in Calaveas there is a cow out near Milton & Hunt Road. Lets be careful out there...
Justice Department Clears Alaska Air Group's Acquisition Of Virgin America
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/06/2016 05:05 PM
Seattle, WA...The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) today completed its review and approved Alaska Air Group's (NYSE: ALK) acquisition of Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA). Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc.
Charming Historic 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Home Near Downtown Angels Camp...Only $249,000
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2016 12:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Charming 4/2 near Historic Downtown Angels Camp. Recent improvements: exterior/interior paint; carpet/flooring in most rooms. Older improvements: perimeter foundation (80's); approx. 800 sq. ft addition and throughout house (abs sewage; copper water lines; updated electrical wiring and gas lines); central heat/air all in (90's). Most rooms 10 ft. ceilings; sun room; formal dining; sep. family/living room; brick patio. Next to quiet lot. Extra 400 sq. ft. could be converted; 4th bed. no closet.
Help Bring A Shelter Animal Home For The Paw-lidays
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/06/2016 11:50 AM
San Andreas, CA...$15 dog and cat adoptions sponsored by the Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) during the month of December. Includes spay or neuter and microchip. Adopters to pay additional dog license fee.
MTUESD Board Of Education Regular Meeting & The Appointment & Approval Of Board Officers
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/06/2016 11:45 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Mark Twain Union Elementary School District is holding a regular meeting Board Of Education meeting on Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda is the appointment and approval of board officers, committees and meeting dates.
Don't Miss The 13th Annual Wintersports History Night
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2016 11:16 AM
Bear Valley, CA...The Ebbetts Pass Historical Association will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our beautiful ski area by hosting the 13th Annual Wintersports History Night on Saturday, December 10, 7pm at the Bear Valley Lodge.
What’s Happening In Murphys This Week – December 5 Through 15, 2016
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/06/2016 11:12 AM
Murphys, CA...Planning to spend a Saturday shopping in Murphys, try out the new Saturday Hopper bus service running between Valley Springs and Murphys. Thank you to all the volunteers and participants who helped with this year’s Open House and Parade…we couldn’t do it without you. A special thanks to Jenny Baxter who has organized our parade for the last few years and grown it into the big hometown spectacle that it has become. Saturdays in Murphys - Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Murphys are available at no charge (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday mornings at 10am leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Jo Sanders at 209-728-3072 to confirm dates and times or make arrangements for large groups.
Winter Is Here. Come Up & Enjoy It At Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure Company
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2016 10:36 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Paul Says..."Snow is in the forecast for later this week! 16 trails are open and groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The tubing facility is open from 9am to 4pm. The Meadow Cafe is open weekends only until 12/16. The store is really nicely stocked up for all of your winter needs. Hope to see you soon!" During Winterfest Bear Valley Cross Country held their annual and sold out "Wine Tasting In The Meadow" Featuring Michael David Winery and Dave Phillips and Steve Schwabauer. Bear Valley Cross Country..Nature, Family & Fitness!!
Thoughts On A Happy Christmas From Charles Dickens
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/06/2016 10:12 AM
"Happy, Happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!" Charles Dickens
Amador County, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 26 (SR-26) from the Calaveras/Amador County line to SR-88 for tree work.
Traffic Control On SR 4 From Batten Road To Meko Drive
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/06/2016 09:57 AM
Calaveras County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 from Batten Road in Vallecito to Meko Drive in Camp Connell for tree work.
Delays On SR 49 From Clinton Road To South Avenue In Jackson
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/06/2016 09:51 AM
Amador County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the right and left turn lanes and right and left shoulders on northbound and southbound State Route 49 (SR-49) from Clinton Road to South Avenue in Jackson for utility work.
Washington, DC...Today our prayers go out to the people of Oakland, California in the aftermath of this weekend's deadly warehouse fire – one of the worst fires in the state's history. While we still don't know the full toll of this disaster, we do know that an American community has been devastated, and many people – including young men and women with their whole futures ahead of them – have tragically lost their lives. I want to thank the dedicated first responders who have been working tirelessly for days to contain the situation, recover victims, and treat the wounded.
Traffic Control On SR 120 From Old Priest Grade To Yosemite National Park
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 06:09 PM
Tuolumne County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 120 from Old Priest Grade to the Yosemite National Park boundary for tree work.
Traffic Control On SR 108 From Lyons Dam Road To Strawberry East
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 05:55 PM
Tuolumne County, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 from Lyons Dam Road to Strawberry East for tree work.
San Andreas, CA... Mother Lode Youth Symphony is pleased to announce their winter concert on December 11th at 2pm at the beautiful Calaveras High School Performing Arts Center. This years group of talented young musicians will play from family favorites and classical pieces. Admission is free although donations are accepted,and there will be refreshments and a raffle during intermission.
Don't Miss A Season Of Savings At Greenhorn Creek!
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 05:28 PM
Angels Camp, CA... December deals are in full swing at Greenhorn Creek. Stop by all month long for great golf deals, super Pro Shop savings, and gifts for all the golfers on your list. It is our way of saying thank you for an amazing 2016.
Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs Through December 4th
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 04:51 PM
Sonora, CA... Tuolumne County Sheriff's logs through December 4th are enclosed:
Angels Camp, CA...Let us help you start checking those names of your list! We have cozy scarves, gloves and hand warmers. We are open everyday, and gift wrapping is complimentary! We are located at 220 South Main Street next to the Angels Camp Medical Clinic. Stop by or give us a call at 209.890.7532. We look forward to seeing you!
Senator Gaines Introduces Bill To Help California Veterans In Bonus Repayment Fiasco
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 02:57 PM
Sacramento, CA...Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today introduced legislation that will help California National Guard veterans caught in the bonus repayment fiasco get financial justice from the federal government.
Manzanita Arts Emporium Winter Classes Sparkle With Inspiration
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 01:31 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Celebrating its first year as Angels Camp’s creative community center, Manzanita Arts Emporium offers new classes that appeal to the diversity of literary and visual arts interests in our region. MAE’s commitment to its ongoing support for the region’s arts development has resulted in a winter calendar of events and classes.
From Left to Right: Linda Lee, Selma Sattin, and Sally Kaplan
Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board To Meet In Auburn December 7-8
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 12:54 PM
Auburn, CA...The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board will hold its quarterly meeting in Auburn in Placer County. On December 7, SNC will host a field tour to explore issues and activities related to forest and watershed health in the Central Subregion. The tour will stop along the rim of the American River Canyon near Auburn to view SNC-funded forest thinning projects designed to reduce fire threat to the community, and protect water supply and recreational resources.
Mark Twain Medical Center Wishes You A Healthy & Happy Holidays & New Year!
Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2016 12:40 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center Wishes You A Healthy & Happy Holidays & New Year!
Homer Brower Dec. 12, 1924 – Nov. 24, 2016
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 12:04 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Age 91, passed away peacefully at his son's home in Angels Camp, Nov. 24, 2016. Born in Modesto he was the son of Melvin H. & Jennie J. Brouwer. He remained in Modesto until moving to Angels Camp in 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Creighton W. Brower.
The Pas De Deux: This Year’s The Nutcracker Features Three!
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 11:10 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The most beautiful and anticipated dance in The Nutcracker is the Grand Pas de Deux, featuring the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in Act ll. This year’s Nutcracker, preformed by Studio 4 Dance Theater, will feature three Pas de Deux, or partner dances. “The audience should be looking for the return of the Snow Queen and King dancing a stunning Pas de Deux, featuring Molly Johnson and Damian Homer-Goltz; a beautiful Arabian Pas de Deux danced by Leah Cottrell and Damian Homer-Goltz; and of course the Grand Pas de Deux, which is breathtaking this year, with Ethan Moes returning as the Cavalier and Brianna Gilbert, her last role with Studio 4 Dance Theater, as the Sugar Plum Fairy,” said Tammie Lee, artistic director.
Notice Of Public Hearing On County Initiated Zoning Amendment
Posted by: News_Desk on 12/05/2016 10:36 AM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249. 2016-1098 COUNTY INITIATED ZONING AMENDMENT: The County proposes to approve to rezone APN 042-015-029 from R3-PD (Multi-Family Residential- Planned Development) to C2 (General Commercial). The subject property is located at 10 Main Street in San Andreas. APN: 042-015-029 is located in San Andreas Townsite, Portion of Block 16.
Angels Camp, CA...Spence Ranch Feed and Supply has been in business for 40 years. The Store now employs three generations of Spence family members. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you with any questions you may have. Stop in to the Christmas Open House and take a gander at our holiday sales!
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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.