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Wednesday, Jul 23
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 Parents of Alcoholic Children Al-Anon Family Group
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06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
07:00 PM Music at Tortuga's
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12:00 PM Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ
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Don't Miss Music In The Cave July 25th At Ironstone

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 10:38 AM

Art Show at Bear Valley Music Festival

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 07:05 PM
Bear Valley, Ca...The 23rd Annual Arts of Bear Valley Summer Show will be held at he Perry Walther Building (Next to the Bear Valley Music Festival Tent). Come on up and enjoy the music and an art show with over 23 participating artists. The show starts Friday, July 25th and runs through Sunday, August 10th, 2014. The Show will be open on all Concert Days, 11 AM through intermission of the nightly Music Show. Entry to the show is free. The Artwork is juried for quality and technique. This year our juror is well known Artist Barbara Conley. She will also select a "Best of Show" art piece. A reception for the public will be hosted by AOBV on Saturday, July 26th, from 5PM to 6:30PM, before the Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Concert. Most artists will be in attendance to greet you and answer any questions about their artwork. Hors d'oeuvres will be served...


Three Bears by Charlotte Mahood


Late Afternoon and is by Sarah Evans

Bear Valley and is by artist Susan King Enclosed is Sierra Gold II and is by Lori Sturdivant...
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Make Plans To Attend Singing In The Rain

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 10:21 AM

2014 Vineyard Tour & BBQ - “The Grape to the Glass Tour” On July 25th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/27/2014 11:17 AM
Murphys, Ca....This year’s tour will involve discussions with the vineyard manager AND the winemakers at each vineyard to help our guests understand how a premium wine is created from the vineyard to the bottle and the important steps that need to occur along the way. It is our desire to show the importance of the relationship between the grower and ther winery and how their dialogue sets the stage for high-quality wine production. As usual, the Vineyard Tour is an educational program that allows wine industry members as well as the general public to visit many of the Calaveras vineyards which contribute to the rise of the impact of region on the wine-drinking world. At each stop there will be discussions about every aspect of vineyard operations that affect wine-quality and land stewardship with topics ranging  from pest management, irrigation, fertilization, cover-croping, canopy management and other cultural practices. A general wrap-up of the day will be given by our guest specialists at the evening BBQ. Our guest specialist, Glenn McGourty, is a seasoned expert in Organic and Biodynamic Winegrape production with a down-to-earth and practical approach to farming. Tour Specialist Lynn Wunderlich represents UCCE in the Central Sierra region and las worked tirelessly to help Foothill growers make their mark on the California wine map. The vineyard tour registration fee is $25/person and includes lunch. You may drive your own car or shuttle service is available for an additional $30 per person (limited to 24 passengers). Since we will be pouring tastings at several vineyards and due to restricted access to some vineyards, we strongly recommended everyone take the bus. If you will be following in your own car and plan to taste wine, please have a designated driver...
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The Angels-Murphys Rotary Murphys Park Shrimp Feed is Coming Up!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/20/2014 09:31 PM
Murphys, Ca...
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Hundreds Turn Out To Say Goodbye To Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen,

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 04:24 PM
Angels Camp - Copperopolis, CA....Last Wednesday the Angels Gun Club was filled with many from the community as they said Goodbye to Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen, 16, who passed away in his home on July 8, 2014. His friends and family can take comfort is that he was loved and will be missed by a great many in our small foothill communities...


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Country Cliff's....A Great Place To Eat In San Andreas

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 02:33 PM

Interested In Transportation Planing? The COG & Angels Camp Are Looking For You!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 01:59 PM
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An opportunity to work: Community Support, How Local Businesses Support The Arc’s Work Crews

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 01:46 PM
Amador County, Ca....Work crews at the Arc are paid group work opportunities in the community. All workers earn minimum wage and gain the skills needed to prepare them for individual job placements within the community. Crew members are held to a high standard. They must arrive to work on time, come dressed in crew attire, follow directions and follow safety rules and regulation set forth by each company we work for. In the past work crews use to use two vans and two trailers for recycling crews during the summer months. This year we purchased a 2004 Dodge Ram truck, eliminating the use of two vans down to one truck. This has been great for day programs as now they have the use of all their vans for classes and outings. Not only did the purchase of the truck increase the opportunity for campus outings in both Amador and Calaveras, but it saves the Arc money on a weekly basis. “We’re very proud of the new work crew truck,” said Director of Supported Employment Ileshia Knigge. “It bring cost saving strategy, keeps our day program vans clean, and consumers are very proud of it, it was a great decision and I’m happy our Executive Director and Board of Directors supported the purchase.”...
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Foothill Conservancy Hosting Conservation Benefit Raft Trip August 10 on the American River

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 01:42 PM
Jackson, Ca...On Sunday, August 10, Foothill Conservancy will hold a special one-day Mokelumne River conservation benefit raft trip on the South Fork of the American River. The trip is made possible due to the generosity of O.A.R.S. of Angels Camp, Calaveras County's family-owned and operated rafting outfitter. All proceeds from the trip will benefit Foothill Conservancy's Mokelumne River conservation efforts, which include not only securing Wild and Scenic protection for the river, but salmon and steelhead restoration, smart water planning for our region's future, and much more. The cost for this all-day adventure is $100 per person, more than a 25 percent discount from the regular Sunday price. Children and youth are welcome, minimum age 7 years. This is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day with family and friends while helping to protect and restore the beautiful river in your own back yard!
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First Annual Rail Road Flat Fall Festival

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 01:23 PM
Rail Road Flat, Ca...Save the date of Saturday, September 13th2014, from 10:00am-6:00pm, for the first annual Rail Road Flat Fall Festival. This event is presented by The Friends of Rail Road Flat School, a non-profit group dedicated to enriching the lives of the students and community of Rail Road Flat. All proceeds directly benefit students at Rail Road Flat Elementary through the Enrichment Program, services, and outreach. The Free Admission Carnival will run from 10:00am – 5:00pm...
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Summer Storms Mean Beautiful and Powerful Displays of Nature

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 12:59 PM
Bear Valley and Lake Alpine, Ca... This past weekend, as many experienced, there were quite the summer storms occurring. While the rain was welcome, the lightning made everyone wary. However, for a couple of visitors to our beautiful area, the lightning made for a fantastic photo op. Ryan Schill, from Cupertino, captured an amazing lightning strike while staying at cabin in Bear Valley, and reported that the rain quickly put out the fire that the lightning started. Rachael Manners was staying in a cabin in Pacific Valley, and drove to Lake Alpine, where she was able to snap a few photos of the lightning storm above the mountains. Check out these beautiful photos by talented young photographers!


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Beating the Heat in the Gold Country - Huffington Post "In The Gold Country" Feature

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 12:32 PM
Mokelumne Hill, Ca - The Hotel Leger, a few hours out of the Bay Area, hasn't changed all that much from the gold rush. And local bands in the bars on weekend are probably a tradition as old as the hotel. I have to admit, for those of us who live any reasonable distance off of Main Street, after awhile you learn to either enjoy it, wander over for a glass of wine to check it out, or on "open mike" night, put Pandora on your TV at home and turn it up a bit. It's okay. We support it around here. We love our old hotel. But on Sundays during the summer, between 1 and 4, we throw our windows open. Or work in the garden. Or wander over to the hotel for a pulled pork sandwich. Sunday afternoons are Blues and Barbecue at the hotel....
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Get Your Tickets Now For The 2014 Bear Valley Music Festival

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 12:04 PM

New Melones Spotted Bass Ruled World Record Fish

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 11:35 AM
Angels Camp, CA...New Melones Reservoir is the home of The World Record spotted bass. It is official Keith Bryan 10.48-pound spotted bass caught on February 22, 2014 is the New World Record. Congratulations Keith Bryan!

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Irish Vineyards Harvest Party Saturday, September 5, 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 11:12 AM
Vallecito, CA...This event features a tour through the vineyard, with a wine and appetizer paring for each varietal visited throughout the tour. Following this tasting, guests will enjoy a harvest-style feast! Cost per person is $25.00. Call to reserve your place at this wonderful event!


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Protecting Yourself and Seniors from Identity Theft, Scams and Elder Abuse

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 10:58 AM
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Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne All Take Gold At State Fair

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 10:07 AM
Sacramento, CA...Glenn County has won Best of Show for their county exhibit. The Salvagno family, celebrated their 11th anniversary of building Glenn County’s exhibit at the California State Fair. Although they have won Silver and Gold awards in the past, Glenn County has won the Best of Show Award for the second consecutive year. Member of the Salvagno family and designer of the exhibit, Terrie Barr, was near tears as she accepted the Golden Bear trophy on behalf of the county....

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The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Are Back In Action Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 08:05 AM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are back in action today at the Government Center. The full meeting agenda is enclosed...
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Have You Seen Missing Camille Withuhn (She Has Been Found Safe & Sound)

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2014 07:30 PM
Arnold, CA....(Her mother wishes to thank everyone for their concern and efforts. She has been found safe and sound!) My daughter Camille Withuhn was last seen at Golden Pines Camp Ground near Arnold CA, on 7-18-14, around 7:pm..Calaveras Co Sheriffs Dept undertook a full investigation, helicopter search and rescue , volunteers and community has pulled together in search for her. Canine search led them to Hwy 4 where they lost her scent! Please! If you have any information contact me, Catherine Seymour- Grossjan at (916) 529-1454, or Calaveras Co Sheriffs Dept...

Need A Pro To Capture The Special Moments? David Duggan Photography Can Help!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/12/2014 11:23 AM
Murphys, CA...David Duggan Photography can help you capture those special moments and turn them into lifelong memories. David has worked in the professional sound and lighting production industry for over 15 years with extensive experience in lighting design for both concert and theatrical events. This understanding of light and a drive to expand creatively has allowed him to bring this unique perspective into his photography. They have Senior Portrait Specials going on right now. Click on the image below for more information...



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Angels Camp's Own Tyler James TJ Dillashaw Honored At Homecoming Event Yesterday

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2014 09:14 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Angels Camp's Mayor Elaine Morris Officially pronounced yesterday, July 20th, as T.J. Dillashaw Day for the UFC Champion. The Native and Favorite Son was honored yesterday at a huge celebration in his honor at Bret Harte. Hundreds packed the auditorium to welcome him home, watch his Title Winning fight on the big screen and bask in the reflected glory his victory has brought his Hometown....

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Weekly Road Report through 7/26/14

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/21/2014 01:35 PM
Stockton, CA...Enclosed is the scheduled repairs, delays and activity that will affect the state maintained roadways in our area. The handy spreadsheet enclosed will help you avoid the delays whether you are traveling locally or heading down the hill....
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CDCR Partners with San Francisco Sheriff for New Reentry Facility

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/21/2014 12:30 PM
Sacramento, Ca —The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) signed a contract with the San Francisco County Sheriff to launch a pilot program to provide transitional services to state inmates immediately before their scheduled release. This program will help improve the inmates’ prospects for rehabilitation. The county-owned Secure Reentry Program Facility, adjacent to the county jail, will house up to 56 male prison inmates whose sentences are almost up and are scheduled to return to San Francisco County within 60 days. The county will provide rehabilitative services such as education, pre-employment training, housing assistance, mental health and medical services, and substance abuse treatment. “We must be innovative in meeting the needs of offenders if we are going to reduce the number of those caught in the cycle of incarceration,” CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard said. “This partnership is a progressive step toward connecting inmates with local services and meeting those needs.” In 2013, the Legislature approved up to $5.4 million for CDCR to partner with select counties to connect offenders with local services that are proven to help successful reintegration into society, including securing identification cards and enrollment in health programs such as Medi-Cal. “The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is proud to be part of this unique partnership that enables us to create the Reentry Pod and amplify what it means to hold both the criminal justice system and those within our custody accountable toward the goal of reducing recidivism.” San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said. “The Reentry Pod is not only about the rigor we put inmates through to prepare themselves for release, but to challenge our local approach to not throw away people once they leave our custody.”...
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Annual Tomato Tasting Contest at the Sutter Creek Farmer's Market!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/21/2014 12:19 PM
Sutter Creek, Ca...The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are hosting their annual Tomato Tasting Contest on Saturday, August 23 at the Sutter Creek Farmers Market at 10:00. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Biggest Tomato, Best Red Tomato, Best Non-Red Tomato, and Best Cherry Tomato. To participate, bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market between 8:45-9:45 on Saturday morning, August 23. The judges will announce their favorites at 11:00 am. Admission is free.
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InnovationLab Opening in Tuolumne County

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2014 08:37 AM
Sonora, CA...As the nation pushes for higher academic standards with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math, economic development leaders in Tuolumne County are taking it a step further by getting the community involved in STEM-related innovation projects. The goal is to spark new business ventures and spur job growth. Innovation and maker spaces, which serve as gathering places for people interested in collaborating on innovative projects, began as a movement in Europe. It’s a place where people with common interests in science, technology, digital or electronic skills can meet, socialize and collaborate. Such innovation and maker spaces, part of the DIY or "maker" culture, are community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects...

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Fire Update...Structure Fire In Bear Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2014 08:24 AM
Bear Valley, CA....Crews are still on scene of a structure fire in Bear Valley. It was reportedly in a condo area near the Lodge. Crews from Bear Valley and multiple agencies worked the fire. More details as they become available...
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Fire Update...Lightning Strikes Keeping Fire Fighters Busy

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2014 07:35 PM
Arnold, CA...Our local firefighters have been kept busy this afternoon checking for lightening strike fires. Amador County, Mokelumne Hill, West Point and up near Cottage Springs have all reported strikes. Some have been a single tree on fire and some have had limited spread. Tomorrow morning will also tell the tale as some of these may come to life with a bit of a delay. Typically as soon as they can fly Air Attack and possibly Helicopter 404 will join the lookout towers for "Smoke Checks"
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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials & Meet Sushi Chef Moon

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2014 11:46 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. Meet our new sushi chef Thanthan Oo please call her "Moon" Moon comes to us from the Bay Area where she has been making sushi for almost 10 years. She uses the highest quality seafood from Mermaid Sushi.


Moon's Sushi is Not Only Melt-Jn-Your-Mouth Delicious But Also Beautiful Works Of Art.



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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14th Annual VW Show & Swap, Is July 26th

Posted by: John_Hamilton on 07/19/2014 10:06 PM

Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Off Of Campo Seco. Fire Was Contaned At 3-4 Acres

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2014 05:07 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Crews are being dispatched to a vegetation fire off of Campo Seco Road. Initial reports are 3 acres with moderate rate of spread. Units from TCU and AEU will be working this fire. More to follow if needed.... Update...Fire contained at 3-4 Acres...
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Traffic Update....Vehicle Accident SR4 / Appaloosa Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2014 03:36 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Crews are working a vehicle accident between Angels Camp and Pool Station near SR4 / Appaloosa Way. It is in a very twisty section and vehicles are having tough time getting past vehicles so traffic backups may be expected in the area...

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Big 12 Hour 50% Off Sale This Saturday At Firefall's Angels Camp Location

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2014 12:28 PM

Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents: Chris Webster and Nina Gerber with Special guest Jill Warren

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/15/2014 08:15 PM
Vallecito, Ca...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the next concert of our Twisted Folk Concert Series – featuring Chris Webster and Nina Gerber! “Two amazing women on our stage at the same time!,” said winery co-owner Jeff Stai. “Chris Webster’s amazing singing voice that wowed everyone that saw her perform here with Mumbo Gumbo last year – and the amazing guitar playing of Nina Gerber. How could it be any better?” An easy dinner (easy because you don’t have to cook) featuring a Caesar chicken wrap will be available for purchase (with a vegetarian option available), along with yummy Twisted Oak wine, brownies, popcorn, and soft drinks. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own picnics but we ask that no outside alcoholic beverages be brought in. Seating at Twisted Folk concerts is outdoor festival style, first-come, first-served – bring a low beach-type chair or a blanket. We’re on top of a hill and there is always an evening breeze – it can get a little chilly after dark so please plan ahead...
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Jill Warren and Eddie Castro in Concert on Sunday, July 20 at Metzger Wines and Produce Market from 1-4 pm

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/14/2014 11:39 PM
San Andreas, Ca...Metzger Farms is excited to present Jill Warren with drummer, Eddie Castro in concert under the oaks in San Andreas at Metzger Wines and Produce Market. Doors open at noon for wine tasting and produce purchases. Music and tasting are FREE. Part of the market proceeds for the day will benefit the Calaveras Gardens to Grow In project which has implemented school gardens throughout Calaveras County. Fresh market munchies and Metzger wines will be available for purchase and wine by the glass is $5. Feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show. There will be some tables and chairs for early birds, or bring your own low-back concert chairs and kick back to savor the amazing sounds of Calaveras sensation, Jill Warren who has been playing guitar since she was 6 years old. Her soulful sound features rock favorites and original tunes, both acoustic and electric. Castro, of Cantamos fame provides a delicious rhythm to accompany Jill’s rockin’ guitar and smooth vocals. This dynamic duo is a real crowd pleaser and will inspire a little moving and shaking from the audience...
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Celebration Of Life For Charlotte Barnes-Modrell

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2014 01:37 PM
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2014 Senior of the Year - Submit Your Nominations Now!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/09/2014 12:06 AM
San Andreas, Ca...The Calaveras Commission on Aging recently sent out 125 Call for Nominations letter to county service clubs, organizations and churches in the search for the 2014 Calaveras Senior of the Year. Recognizing that senior volunteers are a vital lifeline for most organizations, the chosen senior will be honored Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at a luncheon at the Town Hall Building in San Andreas. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, July 29, 2014 and the nomination letter may be downloaded at www.calaverascountycoa.org. Eligibility Requirements and Nomination Information are detailed. Contact Kathi at (209) 498-2246 for questions. The Calaveras Senior of the Year has been recognized since 1976. Every year, the choice is challenging because of the names of those submitted and their vast contributions...
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Sequoia Woods' Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/17/2014 07:01 PM
Arnold, Ca...Each year the Sequoia Woods Country Club Men's and Women's Clubs hold an Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament supporting a local charity, group or organization that provides meaningful services to our local community. This year we are supporting Calaveras County Search and Rescue. Proceeds for this event will provide for training and purchase of much needed rescue equipment. Tee Sponsorship's are available at $100 (includes your individual Tee Sponsor Sign on the course); Gold and Silver Sponsorship's are also available at $50 and $25. Help us support our local community as an event Sponsor or sign up to play in the tournament on Sunday August 17, 2014. Entry forms available at the SWCC Pro Shop.
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12th Night at Brice Station - Last Show is Tonight! You Don't Want to Miss It!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/13/2014 01:58 PM
Murphys, CA....Outrageous high comedy ensues as the pangs of unrequited love affect the unforgettable characters of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. While the lovelorn Duke Orsino plots to win the heart of the mourning Olivia, an alliance of servants and hangers-on scheme against the high handedness of Olivia’s steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola, who has disguised herself as a young man under the name Cesario, to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet and hilarious chain of events follows...

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St. Patrick's Corvette Raffle

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 05/24/2014 07:32 PM
Angels Camp, Ca... Win big with a new Corvette! There’s still time to buy the WINNING TICKET for your choice of a 2014 Corvette Sting Ray or $35,000 cash. There are 400 out of 1,000 tickets, at $100 each, left to buy for the St. Patrick’s fundraiser. (Need not be present to win) St. Patrick’s Parish in Angels Camp annual fundraiser is going strong but time will run out on August 10, 2014 at the fun-filled wine and cheese reception to be held at the Parish Hall from 12 noon to 3 p.m...
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The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 17th through 18th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 10:29 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 17th through 18th...


We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!
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BOE Adopts Regulation to Implement Partial Tax Exemption for Manufacturing and R&D Equipment

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 09:30 PM
Sacramento, Ca – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) adopted a regulation to implement the Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment Partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption during a public hearing on July 17, 2014. The regulation applies to equipment used primarily in manufacturing or research and development. This is part of the Governor’s Economic Development Initiative which provides tax exemptions and credits to qualified businesses to promote business expansion and job growth in California. Prior Board votes on this topic initiated the rulemaking process, and further clarified the Board’s view of the types of businesses and purchases that qualify for the exemption which took effect on July 1, 2014. The Board also adopted the assessment rolls for private rail cars and publicly owned private utilities, and heard a report on the Private Railroad Car Tax Rate that will be used to assess property taxes on private rail cars during the 2014-15 fiscal year.
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Calaveras Public Health & Health Care District Partner for Prevention

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 09:21 PM
Calaveras Public Health Services has announced approval of a $20,000 funding contract from the Mark Twain Health Care District to continue providing Healthier Living Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops. The workshop model was developed by Stanford University to build the skills needed to manage chronic or ongoing health conditions. The workshop leaders are Community Health Workers trained and certified to conduct the workshops. “The strength of our workshops is that we have identified non-medical people from the community who also have chronic conditions and receive training to conduct the workshops,” stated Dr. Dean Kelaita, Calaveras Health Officer. “They understand the challenges of managing a health problem that is ongoing,” Kelaita added. The workshops are not specific to a medical condition. The self-management skills can apply to any ongoing health problem like diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, high cholesterol, cancer, or arthritis. The workshops are currently funded through the Public Health Institute through a federal Community Transformation Grant that will end in September 2014. The new funding will prevent a gap in workshop services that are offered at no-cost to adults in the County.
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Bret Harte Cheerleaders Thank Community for Support

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 08:55 PM
Angels Camp, Ca...The Bret Hart Cheerleaders would like to give a very BIG Special Thank you to: Ironstone Vineyards for providing us with an wonderful opportunity to fundraise during the 4th of July celebration…. The Fireworks were a PLUS!! - Savemart for their support, with a discount on products - Arnold Rental for donating the tables. And to all the participants and families who attended the event. Go Bull Frogs !!!!!!!

Family Day at Calaveras Big Tree State Park

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 07:22 PM
Big Trees, Ca...August 16, 2014 promises to be one of the best Family Days ever. Beginning at 10:00am and lasting until 4:00pm, a fun filled day for the whole family awaits. A few of the many activities offered include the ever popular Wild Things, a reptile exhibit, a showing of birds of prey, fly fishing demonstrations, and many many other activities. There will be a live concert near the discovery tree, folk music in Jack Knight Hall, and carriage rides ($3.00 per person) through the park. A barbeque will offer food for sale, and there is the always wanted home made baked sale. Ice cream and popcorn are also available...
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American Red Cross Making Capital Region Communities Fire Safe

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 07:09 PM
Sacramento, Ca — The American Red Cross Capital Region is targeting “high-risk” communities to raise fire safety awareness and reduce fire risks. This Sunday, local Red Cross volunteers will begin an effort to educate and inform community members in Calaveras County about the dangers of home and wildfires and what they can do to prepare and reduce their risks. “Home fires are by far the most common disaster across the country, so it is critical that everyone take steps to prepare and help prevent these tragedies,” said Kathleen Weis, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross Capital Region. “Building awareness and taking action is key to reducing the number of fire incidents in our communities.” Working with local fire and law enforcement agencies, Red Cross volunteers will go door-to-door, canvassing local neighborhoods considered “high-risk” for fire emergencies, providing information directly to residents that will help them to prepare and protect themselves, their families, and their homes from the threat of home and wildfires...
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Arnold Car Show And Then The Tour Guides At The HUB in Cedar Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2014 06:12 PM

To Our Arnold Friends On Bear Incident In Arnold This Morning

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2014 06:03 PM
Arnold, CA....This morning a big bear was struck on Hwy 4 about 200 yards into the passing lane before Arnold. The bear rolled into a ravine on the north side. We watched her for a while and she recovered. Then we heard something like goats from the south side of Hwy 4. There were 2 cubs treed. With the help of my neighbors, we shut down the Hwy for perhaps 90 seconds and reunited the family. I want to thank people for caring ..Doug Dryer
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Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 Bear Valley Soap Box Derby!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 04:55 PM
Bear Valley, Ca...Come find fun for the whole family! Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Racing and amusements will fill the day, dinner, an awards ceremony and music will fill the night. Registration is now open...
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Eel River Conservation Camp Walkaway Inmate in Custody

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 04:27 PM
Susanville, California – A minimum-security inmate from California Correctional Center (CCC) who walked away from Eel River Conservation Camp (CC #31) on July 16, 2014, has been apprehended. On July 16, at approximately 7:00 P.M., members of the Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) Investigative Services Unit (ISU) apprehended Inmate Ga Dakota Moss near Redway, California just two miles from the camp. Moss was hiding in some bushes when he was spotted. Inmate Moss was wearing civilian clothing and was in possession of marijuana at the time he was apprehended. An investigation has been initiated to determine any other crimes that may have been committed by Inmate Moss while he was at large.
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Past 50 Local News
  1. Job Opening at the Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance
  2. Very Special Trail Building Day Saturday, July 19th
  3. Castle & Cooke’s Saddle Creek Resort Catering to Bay Area Baby Boomers
  4. Valley Springs Public Utility District Meeting
  5. San Andreas Rumble! Classic Car Festival and Swap Meet
  6. Traffic Update...Small Bear Hit By American Carpet On Hwy 4
  7. CSTARS Kids Presents Singin' in the Rain!
  8. Hotter than July Down at 49er Motors!
  9. The Insider's Guide To Foothill & Upcountry Lakes ~ CVB Feature
  10. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week July 16 through July 23
  11. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – July 18 to July 26
  12. Arnold Chevron & Deli! Dine In Or Take Out!! Call 209.795.1301
  13. A Custom Home From Uniquity Builders? Yep, We Do That!
  14. Is The Time Finally Right To Build Your Dream Home? Cedar Ridge Has Your Lots Ready! Video Interview With Jon Ellis
  15. TJ Dillashaw Hometown Celebration Is July 20th
  16. Calaveras Sheriff’s Office Received Grant to Fight Alcohol-Related Crime
  17. Make Plans To Mingle Tonight At Senders Ace Hardware In Valley Springs.
  18. Meet Dr. Siegler, An Expert In Orthopaedics, And Kindness
  19. Water Theft Leads To Arrest For Illegal Marijuana Grow
  20. Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet shot down over Ukraine, 295 dead
  21. Family 4 Fitness Now Has Great, No Contract, No Initiation Fee Specials At Their San Andreas Location!!
  22. Get Ready For Saturday's Arnold Classic Car Show!!
  23. Murphys 21st Annual Duck Races
  24. Calaveras Art Council’s Cajun Fête Fun and Fund Raiser celebrates the Good Life with Music by Tom Rigney and Flambeau
  25. Family 4 Fitness Now Has Zumba In San Andreas & Vallecito. Zumba Specials In San Andreas
  26. The Summer Season Is Here! Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
  27. Get Ready For Saturday's Arnold Classic Car Show!! (Updated)
  28. Database Maintanence Overnight Tonight
  29. Calaveras Unified School District Board Meeting of July 22, 2014
  30. Caltrans Director to Lead Western Transportation Association
  31. Columbia College Spring 2014 President's List
  32. An Elephant Never Forgets!
  33. Calaveras High School Boys Soccer Fundraising Dinner
  34. Lightning hits the Stanislaus National Forest - Fire personnel prepared
  35. Red Cross Urges Safety and Preparedness as Busy, Drought-Fueled Wildfire Season Continues
  36. The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 12th through 16th
  37. Arthur Kurteff - 1936 - 2014
  38. Call for Artists Kicks Off Major “River Reflections” Project
  39. Did the Calaveras Humane Society Float See You at the Arnold Parade?
  40. Historic San Andreas Community Clean-Up Day!
  41. VBS In San Andreas Starts July 21st
  42. Roger V. Wahlman, D.D.S. Family Dentistry 209.736.4641
  43. Young Children Make A Perilous Journey ~ By BJ Smalling
  44. Bear Valley Co-op Reaches 103% Of Membership Goal!!
  45. Project Learning Tree (PLT) workshop
  46. Great Floor Covering Specials From Pinnell's Carpet One
  47. Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen 1997 - 2014
  48. Grover Anderson Wows Music in the Parks Audiences with Words in Moke Hill’s Shutter Tree Park Tonight!
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  50. Ernest Leroy Multhaup - 1943 - 2014

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Mark Phillips the GM of The Bear Valley Lodge 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.


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