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Coming Soon...
Saturday, Jul 26
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
12:30 PM Guided Hike, Big Trees State Park - 209-795-3840
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
07:00 PM Music at Tortuga's
Sunday, Jul 27
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
12:00 PM Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ
12:00 PM Backyard Blues & Barbeque at The Historic Hotel Leger - Every Sunday
Monday, Jul 28
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Jul 29
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
05:00 PM Angels Camp Weight Watchers
Wednesday, Jul 30
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
10:00 AM Protecting Yourself and Seniors from Identity Theft, Scams and Elder Abuse
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
Thursday, Jul 31
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday, Aug 1
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
05:30 PM First Friday in the Park – Plan B

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Brothers Comatose Opens Bear Valley Music Fest Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 04:32 PM
Bear Valley, CA....Literal brothers, Alex (banjo and vocals) and Ben Morrison (guitar and vocals) of The Brothers Comatose grew up in a house that was known for its music parties. “The Morrison house was a gathering place for local musicians – everyone would bring an instrument, call out tunes, call out changes, and just play for hours” says Brothers Comatose bassist and Morrison music party goer, Gio Benedetti. “I learned more in that living room than in any class I ever took.” The brothers took this generous, inclusive and rowdy attitude and brought it to stages all over San Francisco. With the addition of members Philip Brezina (fiddle) and Ryan Avellone (mandolin) the string quintet brings their original string music and the feel of an intimate music party to audiences all across the United States...

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The Late Summer Hit List ~ CVB Feature

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 12:51 PM
Calaveras County, CA...There’s still so much more summer ahead of us, especially for those of you lucky enough not to have school – or jobs – on the calendar. Nevertheless, it’s still tough to fit in all the great summer activities that Calaveras has to offer, so we thought we’d offer up a little summer hit list of things we think should be on your radar over the next month.

Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree
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Rods, Rides, Bikes & Boats Fill Arnold's Cedar Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 11:54 AM
Arnold, CA...Last Saturday over 130 vehicles ranging from custom rods worth will into six figures to pickups built by local teenagers to 3,000 hp drag boats filled Cedar Center to overflowing. Organizers behind the Arnold Classic Car Show are already looking to next year to see how they can display even more great vehicles....

Click Above For Over 180 Photos And High Marks Go To Arnold NAPA Auto Parts And All The Organizers And Sponsors.
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The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 19th through 25th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 10:52 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 19th through 25th...

We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!
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Stanislaus National Forest - Ramsey Fire Closure Lifted

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 09:58 AM
Sonora, Ca…The Forest Closure Order, resulting from the Ramsey Fire in August 2012 that burned approximately 1,137 acres of mixed conifer in the North Fork of the Stanislaus River, is now lifted. The Ramsey Fire forest closure order was scheduled to be in effect from August 16, 2012, through September 12, 2014, but is being opened early due to the completion of necessary rehabilitation work. The forest order opens several roads and one trail on the Calaveras Ranger District, which includes the following: 6N79, 17E21, 6N59Y and trail 17E21. The Rim Fire Forest Closure Order is still in effect until November 18, and is not related or affected by the Ramsey Fire Forest Order. Fire Danger Level on the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) is currently “High.” Please help spread the word about Fire Restrictions on the STF and help keep the public safe from wildfire. To learn how to help prevent unwanted wildfire, please visit
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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week through July 30

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 08:41 AM
Murphys, CA...’s Happening in Murphys this Week July 23 through July 30 Mondays at Roquefort - We invite you to join us in the garden for our Chefs Market. We will be pouring tasty wines, creative brews, and hosting local Chef's to showcase their latest organic creations. Come on down to sit, sip, and listen to Owen and Kiel as they take you away to a blissful paradise. Gates open at 5 pm. FREE admission. For questions and comments, feel free to contact Roquefort, 209-728-9743.

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The Schedule Murphys to Markleeville July 25 - August 2

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 08:31 AM
Arnold, CA...Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – July 25 to August 2 “The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at to have your event included in “The Schedule.” Visit Bear’s Lair Arnold's newest boutique lodge. Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center 830 Highway 4 - Arnold CA 209.795.1882

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Huge Markdown Sale At 49er Motors!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2014 07:11 AM
Angels Camp, CA...HUGE MARKDOWN SALE at 49er motors. We are making room for new inventory that is arriving daily and have marked down lots of vehicles today. Come on down and take a look at some of these great deals!! We can finance most anyone- Great Credit - Terrible Credit.

2004 Jayco Feather Exp M-19H- This Hybrid trailer looks like NEW. 2 Popout Canvas bedrooms, Bathroom with shower, Outdoor Shower, AC, Heat, CD player, Microwave, Stove, Refer and much more. This trailer is in perfect condition and the canvas is like new. New Tires and light and easy to haul, you will not be disappointed in this one!! ON SALE $7949 Vin# 1UJBJ01HO41JH0168

2011 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR. One Owner clean car fax, still under factory warranty!! This like new Nissan has Power windows and locks and drives like a dream. With great gas mileage, this could be a great commuter or a nice family car!! ON SALE $18,949 SAVE $1000 VIN-1n4bl2ap6bn445314

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Crew Cab HD, 6.0L, LT, 4x4, Lifted, Bed Liner, ABS, power seat, power windows, power door locks, tow package, nice rims and tires. This is one nice clean truck ready for work or your family!! ON SALE $18,949 SAVE OVER $3,000 VIN-1GCHK23U47F199147

2005 Ford Excursion, 4x4, DIESEL Eddie Bauer, This SUV is a workhorse!! EXCELLENT condition, Leather. 3rd row seating, Power windows and locks, DVD and MUCH MORE!! This is one hard vehicle to find, come on down and take it for a spin today!! ON SALE $17,949 SAVE $2000 VIN-1FMSU45P25EA05765

2007 Honda Accord EX-L. Clean car fax with lots of service records, Good gas mileage, Leather, Moonroof and a multi disc stereo are a few of the features on this Nice, Clean Honda! Come on down and take a look today and you wont be disappointed!! ON SALE $12,949 SAVE $1000 VIN-1HGCM66507A104856

2006 Hummer H2 4x4, this is a CREAM PUFF! Looks and drives like new with lots of options including Luxury Package, Air Suspension, Navigation, DVD with head rest monitors, Back Up Camera, Power Everything, Moon Roof, and so much more. You wont find a nicer, cleaner Hummer than this!! Come see it today!! Priced way below blue book ON SALE $19,949 SAVE $2000 VIN-5GRGN23U16H122319
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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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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Special Night Meeting On Mokelumne Wild & Scenic Designation for July 29th, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 12:28 AM
San Andreas, Ca...The agenda for the Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for July 29th, 2014 is available now. This meeting is on designation of the Wild & Scenic Designation for the Mokelumne River....

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Yosemite July Lightning Fire Update #1

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/25/2014 12:17 AM
Yosemite, Ca...Since July 14, Yosemite National Park has experienced over 3,000 lightning strikes with more than 21 fire starts. Multiple thunderstorms, accompanied by rain, have put out or temporarily slowed activity and growth. Most fires are between 8000’ and 9000’ elevation. They are small, creeping and smoldering surface fires or single logs less than 1/10 of an acre and are showing minimal activity. Of 1,004 fires above 8,000’ since 1930, 941 never got to be 10 acres. Most of these fires have few values at risk an pose little threat to people or park infrastructure. As the weather warms and fuels dry out it is likely other fires will be found. All fires are being monitored by fire crews. Fires Managed for Multiple Objectives: Yosemite fire management is developing strategies for these fires and depending on risk assessment; most of these current fires will be naturally extinguished. Fire crews will utilize natural barriers of granite, streams or open ground to manage fires. The Fire Management Plan allows the park to manage any fire outside of the suppression unit....
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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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Get Your Tickets Now For The 2014 Bear Valley Music Festival

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

Historic San Andreas Community Clean-Up Day!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/16/2014 03:49 PM
San Andreas, Ca...Show your community spirit and join your neighbors at the inaugural Historic San Andreas Community Clean Up Day! Pick up litter, sweep sidewalks, clear out weeds, trim shrubs and fix welcome signs along Highway 49 in downtown San Andreas. After the Clean-Up, volunteers will be treated to a lunch at Turner Park. This event is co-sponsored by the Calaveras Council of Governments, the San Andreas Recreation & Parks District, San Andreas Community Covenant Church, Calaveras County Health Department, San Andreas Merchants Association and Calaveras County Garden Club...

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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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Make Plans To Attend Singing In The Rain

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

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers Celebrate Release of New Album, The Devil You Know, With a Performance in Bear Valley!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/01/2014 12:32 PM
Bear Valley, Ca...Tommy Castro And The Painkillers, currently celebrating the release of their new Alligator Records album, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, will perform as part the Bear Valley Music Festival in Bear Valley on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Award-winning guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Castro is famed for his signature brand of tough, rocking rhythm and blues, thrilling fans around the world with his incendiary live performances. With his eyes and ears firmly on the future, Castro, along with The Painkillers - original Tommy Castro Band bassist Randy McDonald, David Tucker on drums and James Pace on keyboards - has stripped his music down to its raw essence as he rockets into the next phase of his storied career...

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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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Twisted Folk Summer Concert Packages

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/21/2014 10:43 PM

PATV Schedule for the week of July 25 - 31, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 11:21 PM
Calaveras County, Ca...The schedule for Calaveras County Public Access Television for July 25 - July 31 is now available...

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Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 04:42 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels 6 Theatres in historic Angels Camp is the best place to see a movie in the Mother Lode. Click Below for full schedule.

Check Out the Latest Movies at Angels 6 Theatres Above!

The Summer Season Is Here! Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 04:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Trading Post has friendly smiles and even a Free Soda with every fill up! 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.

O.A.R.S.’ Wine on the River Series Pairs Vineyards and Gourmet Presentations With Multi-Day Rafting Expeditions

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 04:07 PM
Angels Camp, Ca – Due to popular demand, veteran outfitter O.A.R.S. has announced a second departure of their six-day gourmet wine tasting trip on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River Sept. 5–10. After selling out the company’s scheduled departure on Aug. 27, this brand-new trip combines world-class scenery and renowned whitewater with chef-prepared gourmet meals, award-winning Idaho wines from Ste. Chapelle Winery and blue-ribbon trout fishing. Chef Eric Conte from Gnosh restaurant in Moscow, ID, will return for his second trip of the season with O.A.R.S. with a locally focused and seasonally minded menu. Conte is Idaho-raised and takes pride in using the ingredients and products that grow in his own backyard...
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Annual Period to Appeal Property Tax Bills is Underway

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 03:48 PM
Sacramento, Ca – California taxpayers who disagree with local assessors’ valuation of their property can contact the local assessor’s office to discuss the assessment or appeal their property tax bills. “Thanks to Proposition 13, property taxes remain predictable and reasonable for California homeowners,” said Board of Equalization Member George Runner. “Even so, taxpayers should carefully review their bills and know they have the right to challenge any mistakes.” The window to file an appeal varies by county, and ends either Sept. 15 or Dec. 1, 2014. That process is only available to taxpayers who are challenging the assessed value of their property as of Jan. 1. Different appeal periods apply to taxpayers who are appealing an assessment after a property was sold, underwent new construction, or was damaged in a natural disaster or other calamity.
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Gerald James Marquez - January 3, 1955 -July 18, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 03:32 PM
Oakland Native and High School graduate of San Lorenzo. He is preceded in life by his loving parents Barcelona Marquez and Jessie M Cruz of Burson CA, Gerry is survived by his Loving Wife Penny Marquez, Adored Daughter Melissa Marquez & Husband Say Phengphanh, Treasured Grand children Kaiya Cruz & Kayleb Quez Phengphanh. Sibling Bobby Marquez, Gilbert Marquez, Jennie Rodriguez, many Nieces and nephews and close family friends. Although residing in the great foothills for 3O years, Gerr/s true spirit shines, brightest in the bay area. His favorite past time consisted of 49ER Games & San Francisco Giants Events. Adored by many and admired by all. He leaves us to join his fallen Siblings, Sunny Marquez, Eugene Marquez, and Marie Kelly. HE will forever be greatly missed by all the lives he touched.
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Blues and Bones this Saturday, July 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 03:07 PM
Angels Camp, CA....The Blues and Bones Festival s on July 26, 2014 and is located at the Calaveras County Fair Grounds in Angels Camp, CA, home to the Famous Jumping Frog Jubilee. If you like your food cooked slow & low, then step right up and order some of our BBQ. The folks selling you your 'Q at this years Blue and Bones festival are competing for prizes and championship status in our contest, so you know you're getting the best of the west! The Calaveras County Foothills will be echoing from the sounds of live music on two stages, Featuring some of the areas Hottest Blues Bands including Shane Dwight...
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Murphys Homecoming...A Celebration Of Heritage, Community & Of Course Picking The Fastest Duck

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 02:46 PM
Murphys, CA...The gem that is the Murphys Community Park played host to the Murphys Homecoming Celebration last Saturday that featured Music by the Calaveras Community Band, Great Food that was even complimentary if you were a longtime community member and the Annual Duck Races that were this year under the auspices of Calaveras Youth Mentoring....

Lots Of Photos Above And Video Below....

Racing Duck Video In HD
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Give Your Kids Your Honey-Do List this Summer!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 02:09 PM
Calaveras, CA...It's hard to believe that summer vacation is past it's halfway point and school will be starting in just a few weeks. There are still so many things we haven't done on our Things-To-Do-This-Summer list! And it's not just weekend getaways, but those little home improvement projects that we swore we would finally get to this summer. With your kids on summer vacation, you have plenty of helpers to get through your home improvement projects in no time. I'm sure by now you've heard "Mom, I'm bored" at least a few times. Even though there is an abundance of toys, video games and family pets to occupy their time. Oh, and there is also that place called "outside" where they could go play, but you know how that goes. So, for the kid with "nothing" to do...hand them a paint brush and get creative!

Painting kids
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This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – PANSY!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 12:49 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Angels Camp, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49). Pansy will be there, along with several other kittens. Don't forget we will also have kitties at our Arnold location each week. There will be a whooping number of kittens available at our Arnold Adoption Center this week, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market. Both 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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Thank you Amador and Calaveras County Employers for Supporting The Arc

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 12:11 PM
Amador and Calaveras County, Ca...The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is a non-profit, grass roots organization who works with intellectually and developmentally disabled adults. One of the areas we support our consumers in is supported employment. Currently we have 40 individuals working in the community at a variety of businesses throughout Amador and Calaveras Counties. They are hired through the business and receive minimum wage or above. Some of the perks of hiring someone through The Arc is that they are assigned a Job Coach, who helps them learn their job, at no cost to the employer. The job coach is always available throughout their employment term. We also pride ourselves on helping our folks develop a natural support system by building friendships with supervisors, co-workers and peers with similar jobs and needs. Of course the biggest reward is seeing how proud our folks are of their jobs; because of course where they work is the best place on earth. The Arc’s Supported Employment program could not be as successful if it was not for the businesses listed below. Without their willingness to hire, many people we support, may have never found the satisfaction and independence that comes from employment....
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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 07/24/2014 12:02 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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The Angels Camp RV and Camping Resort Is Perfect For Stays Short Or Long!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 11:52 AM
Angels Camp, CA....Enjoy the quiet of the countryside and peaceful atmosphere; relax and get away from it all at Angels Camp RV and Camping Resort Fun, family-friendly RV & Camping Resort, 82 sites in the heart of Gold Country. Quiet, secure campground centrally located near famous Calaveras wineries and home of the annual Frog Jumping Jubilee. Resort is close to exciting caverns, one with a zip-line, championship golf courses, great fishing at one of the largest lakes in the entire state (New Melones), amidst numerous scattered historical gold rush towns, Bear Valley, Big Trees National Park, near Yosemite National Park -- history galore --as well as a wide variety of other recreational and family activities. Check out the Events Calendar and Points of Interest...

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Patio Party Sale at Milliaire Winery

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 11:37 AM
Murphys, Ca...If you would like to attend this BBQ on our patio please call the Milliaire tasting room at 728-1658 or drop us an email at to secure your spot! As an added bonus, if you choose to buy some of our delicious wine the night of the BBQ you will receive a 30% discount! Space is limited so reserve your table now!

Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services During Their Summer Sale!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 09:49 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Time to order your new Mahindra Tractor from Joe's Services. During their Summer Sale take $2,000 - $3,000 OFF All Tractors plus FREE Delivery! Joe Thomas has over 28 years of experience performing overhauls and general maintenance on small to mid-size tractors. He provides the finest workmanship at a reasonable price. Joe's Services is a Mahindra authorized dealer.

Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through July 29th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 11:59 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.

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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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 !!!!!!!


Is The Time Finally Right To Build Your Dream Home? Cedar Ridge Has Your Lots Ready! Video Interview With Jon Ellis

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2014 03:16 PM
Arnold, CA...Since 1990 Jon Ellis has had a dream of a great, upscale, custom home community on the beautiful 180 acre Cedar Ridge property. He and his wife Anne have kept pursuing this dream against what have at times been significant odds. Their patience, perseverance and faith have paid off. The property is a former Boy Scout Camp that at times played host to 10,000 young Scouts at a time. That has given way to wide, mostly level streets, underground utilities including electric, water, sewer & more. If you are looking for a mountain lot that is ready for your home these are ready and construction could begin within weeks....

Additional Photos And Map Enclosed. Video Interview Is Below

Jon Ellis Cedar Ridge Interview In HD
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Traffic Update...Vehicle Through Fence On Southworth

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 05:14 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Crews are working a vehicle vs pole or tree and through a fence. There are horses in the field and they are trying to contact owners. An Ambulance has been dispatched as well. Lets be careful out there....
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Child Rapist Robert Walker Sentenced To 27 Years To Life

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 03:53 PM
San Andreas, CA...On July 21, 2014, Robert Walker was sentenced to life in prison for raping a six year old child. Walker had been found guilty of this crime on June 11, 2014, following a five day jury trial in Calaveras Superior Court. The mandatory sentence for this crime is 25 years to life, but due to Walker’s criminal past, his sentence was increased to a term of 27 years to life in prison. Under current law, he will not be eligible for release on parole until he serves a minimum of 27 years behind bars...
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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
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Past 50 Local News
  1. The San Andreas Rumble Rumbled Into The Government Center
  2. They Mingled Until They Tingled At Senders Last Thursday
  3. Autozone Project Moves Forward In Valley Springs
  4. Sabrina Julian Has Moved To Their New Offices On Main Street In Murphys
  5. The Angels-Murphys Rotary Murphys Park Shrimp Feed is Coming Up!
  6. Hundreds Turn Out To Say Goodbye To Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen,
  7. Country Cliff's....A Great Place To Eat In San Andreas
  8. Interested In Transportation Planing? The COG & Angels Camp Are Looking For You!
  9. An opportunity to work: Community Support, How Local Businesses Support The Arc’s Work Crews
  10. Foothill Conservancy Hosting Conservation Benefit Raft Trip August 10 on the American River
  11. First Annual Rail Road Flat Fall Festival
  12. Summer Storms Mean Beautiful and Powerful Displays of Nature
  13. Beating the Heat in the Gold Country - Huffington Post "In The Gold Country" Feature
  14. New Melones Spotted Bass Ruled World Record Fish
  15. Irish Vineyards Harvest Party Saturday, September 5, 2014
  16. Protecting Yourself and Seniors from Identity Theft, Scams and Elder Abuse
  17. Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne All Take Gold At State Fair
  18. The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Are Back In Action Today
  19. Have You Seen Missing Camille Withuhn (She Has Been Found Safe & Sound)
  20. Need A Pro To Capture The Special Moments? David Duggan Photography Can Help!
  21. Angels Camp's Own Tyler James TJ Dillashaw Honored At Homecoming Event Yesterday
  22. Weekly Road Report through 7/26/14
  23. CDCR Partners with San Francisco Sheriff for New Reentry Facility
  24. Annual Tomato Tasting Contest at the Sutter Creek Farmer's Market!
  25. InnovationLab Opening in Tuolumne County
  26. Fire Update...Structure Fire In Bear Valley
  27. Fire Update...Lightning Strikes Keeping Fire Fighters Busy
  28. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials & Meet Sushi Chef Moon
  29. 14th Annual VW Show & Swap, Is July 26th
  30. Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Off Of Campo Seco. Fire Was Contaned At 3-4 Acres
  31. Traffic Update....Vehicle Accident SR4 / Appaloosa Way
  32. Big 12 Hour 50% Off Sale This Saturday At Firefall's Angels Camp Location
  33. Jill Warren and Eddie Castro in Concert on Sunday, July 20 at Metzger Wines and Produce Market from 1-4 pm
  34. Celebration Of Life For Charlotte Barnes-Modrell
  35. 2014 Senior of the Year - Submit Your Nominations Now!
  36. Sequoia Woods' Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament
  37. 12th Night at Brice Station - Last Show is Tonight! You Don't Want to Miss It!
  38. St. Patrick's Corvette Raffle
  39. The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 17th through 18th
  40. BOE Adopts Regulation to Implement Partial Tax Exemption for Manufacturing and R&D Equipment
  41. Calaveras Public Health & Health Care District Partner for Prevention
  42. Family Day at Calaveras Big Tree State Park
  43. American Red Cross Making Capital Region Communities Fire Safe
  44. Arnold Car Show And Then The Tour Guides At The HUB in Cedar Center
  45. To Our Arnold Friends On Bear Incident In Arnold This Morning
  46. Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 Bear Valley Soap Box Derby!
  47. Eel River Conservation Camp Walkaway Inmate in Custody
  48. Job Opening at the Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance
  49. Very Special Trail Building Day Saturday, July 19th
  50. Castle & Cooke’s Saddle Creek Resort Catering to Bay Area Baby Boomers

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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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