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Friday, Aug 1
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
10:00 AM 34th Anniversary Celebration! - At Country Cloth
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
05:30 PM First Friday in the Park – Plan B
Saturday, Aug 2
All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
10:00 AM 34th Anniversary Celebration! - At Country Cloth
12:30 PM Guided Hike, Big Trees State Park - 209-795-3840
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
Sunday, Aug 3
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
All Day Independence Hall 35th Annual Flea Market
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
10:00 AM 34th Anniversary Celebration! - At Country Cloth
12:00 PM Backyard Blues & Barbeque at The Historic Hotel Leger - Every Sunday
Monday, Aug 4
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Aug 5
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
10:00 AM MTMC Mended Hearts Support Group
02:00 PM Camp Sew Fun 2014 At Country Cloth
05:00 PM Angels Camp Weight Watchers
Wednesday, Aug 6
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
All Day Camp Sew Fun 2014 At Country Cloth
05:30 PM Spaghetti Western Dinner and Movie, Mokelumne Hill - 209-286-1401
06:00 PM Calaveras Arts Council's Music In The Parks
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
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All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
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06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
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Roger Joel Test - June 25, 1946 – July 20, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/01/2014 11:16 PM
Roger Joel Test, 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Bear Valley on July 20, 2014. Roger was born June 25, 1946, in Stockton, Ca., the youngest son of Lloyd and Verna Test. Roger grew up in Stockton, graduating from Stagg High School. He graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelors Degree, then a Masters Degree in Business from California State University at Fresno. He went on to achieve a Degree in International Studies from Thunderbird Institute in Arizona. Roger traveled through Europe for a year before obtaining a Diploma Di Ski from the University of Grenoble in France. He was a pioneer of the french style of skiing in California, having studied with Georges Joubert, of French Olympic skiing fame...
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Summer Happenings at the Murphys Hotel

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/01/2014 10:44 PM
Murphys, Ca...Looking for a way to escape from the heat? Come visit the cool town of Murphys! Okay, our weather might not be too much cooler than your place, but we have an amazing creek to dip your feet in, an air conditioned historic saloon serving the coldest drinks, and who wants to cook in this heat anyways? Murphys is a busy town this summer, and the Murphys Hotel is even busier...
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Advisory Committee Recruitment Announcement - Seeking Applicants For Advisory Committee

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/01/2014 10:18 PM
Angels Camp, Ca...The City of Angels is soliciting applications for appointment on the Advisory Committee for the State Route 4 and 49 Gateway Corridor Study. The State Route 4 & 49 Gateway Corridor Study will evaluate and plan for future development and necessary transportation improvements along highways 4 and 49 within the City limits. The Study area will focus on the northwestern portion of the City, seeking to address access and circulation, growth and development, and coordination of growth and improvements with community vision. The Study will support the vision and values of the local community, enhance the economic vitality of the region, while advancing the State’s goals for the Highway system including safety, access, mobility and goods movement.
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Cowboy Minstrel Pipp Gillette come to Turner Park, San Andreas for Calaveras Arts, Music in the Parks

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/01/2014 09:47 PM
San Andreas, Ca....Cowboy Minstrel, Pipp Gillette from Crocket, Texas, performs for the Calaveras Arts Council’s Music in the Park series on August 6. San Andreas’ beautiful tree studded Turner Park will be filled with happy cowboy music and story lovers on August 6 listening to this real live cowboy sing and play traditional cowboy music. Music begins at 6:30p and ends at 8:00p. Pipp lives and runs the family ranch. He is a true cowboy. He plays guitar, banjo, harmonica, and bones. Pipp sings in a strong baritone voice, of cowboys dying on the prairie, of outlaws and horses, of lovers saying farewell, of hard times come knocking at the door. He even does a few vaudeville and minstrel show comedy routines. Along with just being a cowboy minstrel, he is an award winning chuck wagon cook. To add to that he even makes decoys. In a very western way, you’d call them Renaissance man. What can’t he do?...

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CCWD's Joel Metzger On State Mandated Stage III Water Restrictions

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 06:43 PM
San Andreas, CA....Aggressive Stage lll Water Rationing Regulations are now in effect statewide. We had the chance to discus what this will mean for us here locally. The interview video is below and enclosed are additional links and resources...



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Tonight Taylor Eigsti & The Festival Orchestra Bear Valley, Ca 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 06:15 PM
Bear Valley, CA....29-year old New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti started playing the piano when he was 4 years old. The Menlo Park native was quickly labeled a prodigy, and has since released 7 albums as a leader. In 2006, Eigsti received two GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Solo and Best Instrumental Composition after releasing “Lucky to Be Me” (Concord Jazz). Since then, Eigsti released two much-acclaimed albums after this, “Let it Come to You” (2008 Concord) and “Daylight at Midnight” (2010 Concord). Eigsti has also been featured as a sideman on many award-winning albums throughout the years as well...



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Arnold Family Medical Center is Open Saturdays and All Mark Twain Family Medical Centers are Ready to Serve

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 05:53 PM
San Andreas, CA...Our mission is to improve the health of Calaveras County residents, and so for over a decade our Family Medical Centers have served the communities of Angels Camp, Valley Springs, Arnold, San Andreas and Copperopolis. Each Family Medical Center compliments the work of local physicians and has a special emphasis on wellness and family medicine...

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Two Calaveras Sheriff’s Deputies Receive An Attorney General’s Award

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 05:40 PM
San Andreas, CA....On 07/24/14 Corporal Alan Serpa and Deputy James Shackelford received an Attorney General’s Certificate of Commendation from California State Attorney General Kamala Harris for acts of bravery. On August 8, 2013, the two deputies responded to a structure fire at a residence on the 8000 block of Mountain Meadows Drive, in Mountain Ranch. Upon their arrival, the deputies were told that two people were trapped inside the fully engulfed structure. Corporal Serpa and Deputy Shackelford immediately entered the structure, without any fire gear, and encountering heavy smoke and extreme temperatures, without concern for their own safety. Reaching the room where the individuals were last seen, Corporal Serpa and Deputy Shackelford continued calling their names in an attempt to locate and save them. The bedroom door was hot and smoking, so the deputies decided to breach a wall, using a shovel that they had found in a garage. Inside, searching on their hands and knees, they withstood intense smoke and heat, and faced an encompassing fire...

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Suspicious Circumstance at Valley Springs Elementary

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 05:32 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On 7-31-2014 at 0810 hours, The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Valley Springs Elementary to investigate a report of a female student being coaxed to enter a suspicious vehicle. On 07/30/14 at about 1600 hours, a female student rode the bus from Calaveras High School to Valley Springs Elementary. She was waiting for a parent to arrive, when she was approached by an unknown person driving a light blue Chevrolet pickup. The driver pulled along the female student who was standing near the gymnasium and asked her if she needed a ride. The female student refused and the driver accelerated away from her. The driver made no further attempts towards the female student. This incident was initially posted to a social website and later reported to the Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s Department is aware of the incident and conducting follow-up...

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Just A Reminder....First Friday In The Park Tonight In Murphys. Dinner By Sierr Hills Market

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 05:18 PM
Murphys, CA....The Friday, August 1 edition of the First Friday in the Park series will find Plan B featuring Ken Rojas on guitar, Vince Rojas on bass, and Jim Bailey on drums taking center stage. Local favorites, the band tailors its music to fit the audience with an emphasis on rock hits from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. The Murphys Community Club will be offering a specially prepared dinner, with an entree and appropriate side dishes, for $10 per person. Local wine, along with soda and water, will be available to purchase...
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Small Cooling Trend Ahead

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 04:57 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Tonight Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 65 higher elevations...62 to 74 lower elevations. Prevailing west winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Saturday Mostly sunny. Highs 73 to 88 higher elevations... 87 to 97 lower elevations. Prevailing southeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Saturday Night Mostly clear. Lows 51 to 66 higher elevations... 61 to 75 lower elevations. Prevailing southwest winds 5 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light. Sunday Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 69 to 84 higher elevations...83 to 93 lower elevations. Light winds becoming southwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon....
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Caltrans and CHP Warn Drivers of Maximum Enforcement Around Construction Work Zones

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/01/2014 03:33 PM
Sacramento, Ca – Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety. “This is about protecting the safety of California’s motorists and the men and women working along the state’s highways,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Using our highway message signs and increasing CHP’s presence around these areas, we are reminding California drivers to do their part in reducing collisions and hazardous conditions in these work zones.”...
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Calaveras County Master Gardeners August Open Garden

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/01/2014 03:26 PM
San Andreas, Ca...The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden will be open on Saturday, August 23rd from 10AM – 2PM. There will NOT be a plant sale this month. The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. Now that your garden is in full swing, what are you going to do with all that produce? Find answers to your home gardening questions, including plant and pest problems. When the garden is not open, home gardening assistance is offered by Master Gardeners through the help line at: 209-754-2880. The public may leave a message regarding a problem and a Master Gardener will return the call....
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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – August 1 to August 9

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 01:37 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 info@epvc.org to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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Blues & BBQ At Hotel Leger Every Sunday

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 12:55 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...​Come out out to Calaveras County to The Historic Hotel Leger and enjoy some great BBQ accompanied by some great live blues music in our outdoor Pool Courtyard! Every Sunday from 12Noon-4pm we serve a variety of tasty BBQ dishes and sides, and from 1-4pm we feature some of the best live blues bands in the region! Beat the summer heat with a dip in our refreshing swimming pool, sip a cold beverage from our outdoor bar, or just relax in the shade of our three 150-year old orange trees and get your blues on!

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Yosemite El Portal Fire Update. 4,198 Acres, 58% Contained, 1,360 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 12:49 PM
Yosemite, CA...Last night crews conducted burnout operations on the northwest flank of the fire; this tactic is used to slow the progression of the fire by starving it of fuels. Conditions were very favorable and the crews made considerable progress. On the lower portion of the fire, crews continued mopping up, securing the containment line, and removing trash and equipment no longer in use. The weather forecast calls for hot and dry conditions for the entire fire area today with a strong potential for spot fires outside the fire perimeter. Plenty of resources are in place to address this concern. Today burnout operations will continue as long as conditions are favorable. Crews will continue to mop up and secure the containment line. The evacuation that was in place in Foresta will be lifted at 3:00 P.M., and only residents will be allowed to enter the area. Complete details are enclosed....

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Hot August Nights Sale At 49er Motors

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 11:28 AM
Angels Camp, CA....49er Motors Hot August Nights Sale. Come on down and see our new inventory and slashed prices and drive home a new vehicle today. All of our vehicles come with a 3 month 3,000 mile warranty and we can finance most anyone, from perfect credit to terrible! You just need a monthly income and a down payment.

2007 Acura MDX SH-AWD, 3.7L V6, ONE OWNER, CLEAN CARFAX! Leather, Fold Flat 3rd Row, Moon roof, power seats, heated seats, navigation, Cutting-edge electronic entertainment and telematic features, exemplary handling, powerful yet relatively fuel-efficient V6 engine! ON SALE $16449 VIN# 2HNYD28587H536150


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


2006 Dodge Ram SLT 4x4 Quad Cab, 5.7 l Hemi- Lifted, off road package, Tow package, Power windows, locks and more. Car Fax lists frame damage, we have had this truck inspected and no frame damage exists. We have the body shop report for your inspection, this is an error on the car fax report. Come on down and take a look at the very reasonably priced, nice truck today!! ON SALE $16949 VIN-1d7hu18256s628996


2003 Ford Expedition, XLT, 5.4L, 4x4, Auto. Clean Carfax! Very well taken care of! Leather, Fold-Flat 3rd Row Seat, Power Seat, Tow Pkg, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows and door locks with so much more! Lots of room for the whole family! ON SALE $6949 Vin# 1FMPU16L43LC22713


2012 Ford Focus SEL- One owner, Clean Car Fax, still under manufacturer warranty. This is one beautiful car, Leather, Sony Sound, Moon Roof, XM radio, Nice rims and tires, Power options and lots more... Oh and 28-38 mpg!! Come and see this beauty today!! ON SALE $16,949 VIN-1fahp3h24cl423422


2005 Jeep Wrangler sport,6 cyl, 4x4 Automatic, Low miles, 2 owner with a clean car fax. Premium wheels, New tires, New top, Air Conditioner and more... in a hard to find White color! Come take this fun little toy for a spin today!! ON SALE $17,949 VIN- 1j4fa49s85p314510

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Join Stevenot Winery Tonight for "Wine Down Friday"

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/01/2014 11:23 AM

34th Anniversary Celebration at Country Cloth!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/01/2014 10:41 AM
Angels Camp, Ca...Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3, 2014. Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm - 34% off selected fabrics, books, notions & patterns, Special pricing on Bernina Sewing Machines & Sergers, Drawings for 3 different gift baskets, Refreshments, Free gift with each sale, Make & Take demonstrations daily. Sunday 12 - 4pm - Please join us for an Ice Cream Social!

Klassens at Deborah Marlene's

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 11:35 AM
Mokelumne Hill, Ca...As the year marches on, so does the Artwork in Deborah Marlene's. "I belong to the Arts of Bear Valley. We have two back to back Art Shows in the Summer; the current one at the Perry Walther Building during the Bear Valley Music Festival and one at Big Trees State Park beginning on August 11th. For this reason, it is with great pleasure that I welcome the Klassen's of San Andreas to show on all the walls of my Gallery this month. It is not often that you meet an "Artistic Couple". Randy and Joyce have been married for almost 33 years. Previous articles about them, have told extensively about their sharing their love for God and Art. Randy is an ordained Minister, who worked 40 years in the Evangelical Covenant Church of America. There was a 6 year break during that time and from 1981 to 1987, Randy and Joyce became fully involved in doing art work professionally. This adventure included art shows and galleries in California, a cultural exchange in China, and a three week experience if sketching and painting in France...
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Wine and Food Celebration at Greenhorn Creek, August 9th, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 12:31 AM
Angels Camp, Ca...Our Summer Wine & Dinner event features 5 Calaveras Vintners, members of Greenhorn Creek. Tasting, Appetizers & Cheese plus games add to the fun of this event held outdoors overlooking the golf course. Dinner, Music and Dancing under the Arbor complete this special evening event, one of three annual dining events featuring top Calaveras wineries. CAMPS Restaurant will serve a delicious dinner for the occasion and music by Giorgi will set the mood of a Mediterranean party. Play games for tickets that you can enter for prize drawings...
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GAO Not Kind To CMS's HealthCare.gov. Price Tag Now Tops $840 Million

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 11:23 PM
Washington, DC... The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) undertook the development of Healthcare.gov and its related systems without effective planning or oversight practices, despite facing a number of challenges that increased both the level of risk and the need for effective oversight. CMS officials explained that the task of developing a first-of-its-kind federal marketplace was a complex effort with compressed time frames. To be expedient, CMS issued task orders to develop the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM) and federal data services hub (data hub) systems when key technical requirements were unknown, including the number and composition of states to be supported and, importantly, the number of potential enrollees. CMS used cost-reimbursement contracts, which created additional risk because CMS is required to pay the contractor's allowable costs regardless of whether the system is completed. CMS program staff also adopted an incremental information technology development approach that was new to CMS. Further, CMS did not develop a required acquisition strategy to identify risks and document mitigation strategies and did not use available information, such as quality assurance plans, to monitor performance and inform oversight....

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The Blues & Bones Festival Rolled Into Frogtown Last Saturday

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 10:59 PM
Angels Camp, CA..(Frogtown, USA)...The Blues and Bones Festival returned for a great day of music and food on July 26. If you liked your food cooked slow & low, and your Blues Hot then Frogtown was the place for you. The Calaveras County Foothills were echoing from the sounds of live music on two stages, Featuring some of the areas Hottest Blues Bands...


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You are Invited to Calamity at the Redwood Saloon

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/31/2014 09:55 PM
The year is 1880 and the Calaveras Big Trees Grove is bustling with raucous, good fun. Join us for an evening of food, fun, music and gaming. Everyone is invited to dress in 1880's attire! Calamity at the Redwood Saloon promises to be another memorable evening at Calaveras big Trees State Park! Saturday, August 30th, 2014, as a way of thanking our many local sponsors for their support of our event, we are once again playing the Sponsor Points Game. We hope to encourage you to shop locally and to visit our many sponsors and thank them yourself. To thank you for your efforts, for each sponsor you visit, you will receive a point. At the dinner, you will receive a raffle ticket for each sponsor you visited for great prizes donated by our local sponsors. You will also be rewarded with a small token of our appreciation for visiting our sponsors at the dinner....
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Driver Of Silver Porsche In Pursuit Caught

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 09:47 PM
Sonora, CA...On 07/31/2014 at approximately 0843 hours, Sonora CHP, Officer M. McDaniel, ID 19287, was in full uniform and driving a marked black and white CHP patrol vehicle. Officer McDaniel was stopped on the north shoulder of State Route 108 west of Twain Harte Drive monitoring traffic and observed a silver Porsche traveling westbound on State Route 108 approaching his location. The officer noticed the Porsche had a paper dealer plate displayed to the rear which matched the description of a vehicle that fled a Tuolumne County S.O. on 07/30/2014. The officer positioned the patrol vehicle to the rear of the Porsche which had its convertible top down. The officer observed the driver to be a white male approximately 40 years of age with curly light brown hair with a dark haired passenger in the right front seat. As the Porsche turned north onto Soulsbyville Road, the officer activated the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights. The Porsche then turned into a Chevron gas station located on Soulsbyville Road and then rapidly accelerated through the parking lot. The Porsche nearly collided with several people standing outside of their vehicles before exiting the parking lot and traveled southbound on Soulsbyville Road at a high rate of speed...

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Problems Welcomed at August 12th Sierra Macintosh Users Group Meeting

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/31/2014 09:39 PM
Arnold, Ca...Anyone who is having nagging problems with his or her Apple product, or just wants to know how to take advantage of all its features, is encourage to attend the next meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) to be held Tuesday, August 12 beginning at 7 p.m. in the assembly room of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Rd., just off Highway 4. Brian Thomas, Director of Instructional Technology for the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools, will be leading the program. “Everyone has things about their iMac, iPad, or iPhone that are troublesome and hard to rectify,” says SMUG president Dick Cross, “How to get these remarkable instruments to do what you want can be frustrating. At our SMUG meetings we all learn from each other’s questions and solutions. So we encourage you to bring your concerns to the August meeting and Brian will help us all find answers.” As an added feature, Thomas will take the members on a visit to Yosemite, the latest Apple operating system that will be released this fall...
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Are You Ready For The Independence Hall Annual Flea Market

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 05:27 PM

Speaker Boehner Urges House to Defend the Constitution

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 04:46 PM
Washington, DC...House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today made the following floor remarks in support of H. Res. 676, a resolution which authorizes the House to enter into litigation in opposition to President Obama’s attempts to make his own laws, actions that challenge the constitutional separation of powers: “Let me thank my colleague for yielding, and I also want thank the whole House for its work to address the people’s concerns about jobs and our economy. All told, we have sent the Senate now more than 40 jobs bills, almost all of them in a bipartisan way. From the first day of this Congress, I’ve said our focus would be on jobs, and it has been.

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This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – HAL, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, ECHO, & SHADOW!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 02:11 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) and check out the kittens! Don't forget we will also have kitties at our Angels Camp location in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49). There will be lots of kittens available at both locations this week. The Adoption Centers are open Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Don't miss out. Kitten season has peaked and we have many kittens who are in need of safe, loving homes!



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2014 Central Valley Police Explorer Challenge

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 02:00 PM
Sonora, CA.... 19 July 2014, the Sonora Police Department’s Explorer Post participated in the 2014 Central Valley Police Explorer Challenge, hosted by the Manteca Police Department and held at Ripon High School. The challenge consisted of 35 Explorer teams from all over California and as far away as Honolulu Hawaii. The Challenge is a skills competition to pit teams of Explorers against each other, to see how much they have learned and retained from their training....

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President Obama's Comments At Signing of Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 01:40 PM
Washington, DC...THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody, hello! (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Welcome to the White House. The executive order I’ll sign in a few minutes is one that’s good for workers, it's good for responsible employers, and it's good for the middle class. That explains the folks who are standing up on stage with me, including Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, who’s done a great job on this. (Applause.) Yesterday, we learned that the springtime was a strong time for economic growth. Companies are investing. Consumers are spending. Our energy, our technology, our auto industries are all booming, with workers making and selling goods all around the world. Our businesses have created nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months, and the unemployment rate is at its lowest point since 2008. 401(k)s have recovered their value. Home prices are rising. Millions more families have the peace of mind that comes with having affordable, quality health care...

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Calaveras Cancer Community Softball Tournament and Benefit

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 01:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA....It's that time of year again to get dirty, have fun and raise money for a couple of our local families battling cancer. This year's recipients are Dawn Beck and Felice Cizmich. Together, we can help fight this ongoing battle and help our locals through these difficult times. This year's tournament will be played on September 13th. The cost for each team is $300 plus 2 donation items for the raffle. Thanks to the BH FFA Boosters, we will be doing a tri-tip dinner the same day to help raise additional funds for these two amazing women. Dinners will be served in to-go boxes so that you can either stay and watch the games, or take home to your families. Dinner prices will be $20 per ticket. We will have information on when are where you can purchase your tickets soon...

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Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Near Don Pedro

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 01:00 PM
La Grange, CA...Air and ground units are working a grass fire off of J59 and Old Don Pedro Road. They should have it dispatched with post haste....
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Traffic Update...Vehicle vs Motorhome in Groveland.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2014 09:47 AM
Groveland, CA....Crews are working a vehicle vs Motorhome on Hwy 120 and Main. Lets be careful out there....

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Big Oak Flat Road Re-Opened in Yosemite National ParkYosemite El Portal Fire Evening Update. 3,900 Acres, 34% Contained, 864 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 11:48 PM
Yosemite, CA....The Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) in Yosemite National Park has been reopened to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The road was temporarily closed due to fire activity related to the El Portal Fire. All other roads within the park, including the Tioga Road, are open and clear, with the exception of the Foresta community access road, which remains closed at this time. Crane Flat, Yosemite Creek, and Bridalveil Creek Campgrounds remain closed. All other park campgrounds remain open....

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Precision Coachwork Can Turn Your Upholstery Nightmares into Dreams Come True!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 07:39 PM
Angels Camp, CA... Located at Hwy 49 and Gun Club Road in the New Melones Storage and Business Park Bruce and Heidi have been making dreams come true with their upholstery business for more than 7 years in Angels Camp. This couple offers repairs of upholstery, headliners, motorcycle seats, boat seats, convertible car tops, RV upholstery, household upholstery and custom cushions and minor seat repairs. This quality repair includes factory match-up of materials when available. Bruce has over 28 years in the business. Precision Coachwork is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. To 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Take a look inside to see our photo album of some of the upholstery work done and stop by and let them know you saw it in thePineTree.net!
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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials July 30 - August 5

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 04:54 PM
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. Join Mike and the Sierra Hills crew Friday night at Murphys Park for First Friday Music in the Park, 5pm They'll be grilling up some flank steak and chicken. Plan B is the featured band.


A Full Take Out Menu Is Enclosed



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 Stop Leads to Large Marijuana Discovery

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 04:25 PM
San Andreas, CA...On 7-26-14 at 1400hrs a Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Cargo Van for expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the Deputy noticed the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver identified as Darryl Lasater (54 years) from Keyes, California, initially admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle for his own personal use. Lasater later admitted to transporting the marijuana from Calaveras County to unknown location and did not possess a doctor’s recommendation for the marijuana. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy discovered twenty large Home Depot moving boxes filled with marijuana...



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Traffic Update...Two Pickups Involved In Accident Near Burson Post Office

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 04:21 PM
Burson, CA....Two pickups have gotten together near the Burson Post Office on Hwy 12. One has gone into a pole as well.
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Major Injuries To Mokelumne Hill Man In Jesus Maria Road Accident

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2014 03:55 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...On 07/29/2014, at approximately 1934 hours, a 21 year old Mokelumne Hill man was was driving his Mazda southbound on Jesus Maria Road, at a speed greater than 35 MPH. For unknown reasons, he allowed the Mazda to travel to the right, where it left the roadway and subsequently collided with a tree.

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