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Friday, Aug 22
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06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
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06:30 PM Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents the John Jorgenson Quintet
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It's That Time of Year Again - Annual White Pines Raffle Tickets Are Here!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/02/2014 01:22 PM
White Pines, Ca...Have you sent in your White Pines Raffle tickets for your chance to win the 1st place prize of $500.00 or 1 of 2-2nd place prizes of $250.00? The winners will be picked at the 19th Annual Logging Jamboree at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum at White Pines Park, near Arnold. The event begins at 9 am on Saturday, August 30th, and is loaded with events, perfect for the family. Call 795-6782 for details. This raffle is the major fundraiser for the White Pines Park Committee, made up of volunteers, that provides maintenance of this gem in Ebbetts Pass. Other funds are derived from donations, recycling and membership, as the park receives no county or state funding...
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Hoedown for Habitat Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/22/2014 12:00 AM
Murphys, Ca...Round up your family and friends and head to the 10th annual Hoedown for Habitat, Saturday, September 13. The venue is Murphys Park where cowgirls, cowboys and all will find fine food, music for dancing, and a live and silent auction. The event will take place from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Served from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, enjoy a barbeque dinner of beef and chicken with delicious side dishes. During dinner guests will be entertained by the stompin’ music of the Fiddle Gang, a group of six to 14 years olds led by their instructor, Carolyn Sylva of Jamestown. To top off dinner, guests can help themselves to an array of scrumptious desserts made by Habitat Board members and volunteers. The no host bar featuring local wines and beer will be open throughout the evening. While sipping a beverage guests can check out the many auction items that have been donated by local businesses and individuals. Auctioneer Mark Fischer is scheduled to start the live auction at 6:30. The silent auction will close at 8:00. Starting at 7:00, dance the night away as Crystal Image plays your favorite songs. The group, led by John Covert, is an area favorite dance band, able to play a variety of styles from an enormous list of tunes. For the Hoedown they’ll focus on rock and country standards.
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Caltrans District 10 Weekly Road Report For The Week of 8/24/14 Through 8/30/14

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 11:43 PM
Arnold, CA...This week's Caltrans District 10 road report is enclosed. It will tell you how long you may be waiting in one of the local construction areas...

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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – August 22 to August 30

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 11:27 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 to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

Click Above For A Full Sized Electronic Copy Stop By The Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center And Pick One Up Today
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Garden Concert with Jazz and Pop Music September 13 in Sutter Creek

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/21/2014 10:53 PM
Sutter Creek, Ca...In a dazzling summer garden setting, fit for a wedding, AmadorArts is planning a fundraising Home Concert on Saturday evening September 13. Jazz and pop music by Herb Boxhorn and Klaudia Promessi will be the focal point of the intimate event where only 80 guests will be seated around the spacious, shaded landscaped grounds of the Sutter Creek home of Diane Olsen and Stan Redkey. Complimentary “hefty” appetizers, catered by the Mother Lode Deli, and an affordable no-host Amador wine bar will complete the pleasures of the evening. Herb Boxhorn, guitarist and vocalist, brings his own unique styles combining his background of folk, blues, finger-picking, Jazz and Latin into an eclectic mix truly his own. Performing regionally for over 35 years, Herb puts his signature on many Jazz standards and contemporary tunes. Enriching the sound of this duo is Klaudia Promessi on saxophone and flutes. Promessi has toured and performed in Bay Area bands playing Latin Jazz, R and B, Soul and original music. She has composed and arranged music for films. They are both talented improvisers making each of their concerts a unique experience, especially when experienced in a beautiful garden setting like this one, enhanced by good food, wine, and friendship....
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Felony Child Abuse Arrests In Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 05:37 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On 08/12/2014 the Angels Camp Police Department received a report of suspicious bruising on a 6 week old baby. Upon further investigation it was ascertained that the baby had suffered injuries to his head, limbs, and internal organs. Angels Camp Police Department officers determined that the injuries were caused by 18 year old Angels Camp resident Chance Fidler and 27 year old Angels Camp resident Kandice Hadley....
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Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident On Lyons Bald Mountain Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 04:56 PM
Sonora, CA....Crews working possible Injury Accident on Lyons Bald Mountain and Scattergood Road. Please use caution in the area....
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This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – JASPER!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:37 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). Lots of kitties will be available to meet you! We also have kitties available at our Angels Camp Adoption Center, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49). Stop by one or both adoption centers and meet the kitties! Both adoption centers are open weekly, THURS.–SAT., 10 am-5 pm.

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Calaveras Taxpayers Host Annual BBQ Thursday, September 11, 2014 5 to 8:00 PM

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:34 PM
Vallecito, CA....Food will be catered by the Historic Murphys Hotel, featuring delicious BBQ Tri-Tip and Chicken. Keynote Speaker is Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Jon will discuss how taxpayers can defend themselves from new threats to their liberty and property. He is an attorney who successfully argued the term limits Proposition 140 before the California Supreme Court and has been HJTA president since 1999. He is the principal author of Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, which was approved by voters in 1996. We will have panel discussion with Lori Norton, County CAO; Rebecca Callen, Auditor/Controller and Peter Maurer, County Planning Director. Bring your questions...
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Calaveras County Republican Party Has Endorsed The Following Candidates:

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:28 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras County Republican Party has endorsed the following candidates: Steve Kearney, candidate for Calaveras County Supervisor, District 5. Michael Oliveira, candidate for Calaveras County Supervisor, District 3. We believe they are best qualified to serve Calaveras County....

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Make Plans To Meet The New Mark Twain Medical Center Physicians

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:06 PM

Dr. Kent Brantly credits God for his recovery from the Ebola virus as he is released from Emory University Hospital

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 12:01 PM
Atlanta, GA...Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan’s Purse doctor who contracted Ebola while caring for patients in Liberia, was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta today after completing his recovery from the deadly virus. “Today is a miraculous day,” Dr. Brantly said at a news conference at the hospital. “I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family. … Above all, I am forever thankful to God for sparing my life and am glad for any attention my sickness has attracted for the plight of West Africa in the midst of this epidemic.”

Dr. Kent Brantly ran out of the isolation area giving high fives to his treatment team who had lined the halls.
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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials August 20 -26. Phone Or Text Your Deli Orders Today!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 11:29 AM
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. Specialty Sandwiches for Summer Picnics This week's special Italian Sub only $5.99 TEXT IN YOUR ORDER Murphys 209-753-7115. Angels 209-753-7331 Other Speciality Sandwiches $6.99 The Cattleman
roast beef, horseradish, cheddar, caramelized onions on onion roll The Pesto Pollo chicken breast, provolone, rpasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, pesto mayo on focaccia The Reuben corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut and russian dressing on rye The Meatball meatballs in marinara, provolone, pepperoncini on french roll The BST bacon, spinach, tomatoes, mozzarella, on sour dough Chick-a- liciouis chicken, pepperjack, bacon, tomato, red onion, pepperoncini. mayo on sourdough Sandwiches also made to order. Give us 20 minutes before pick-up please

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 Update....Vehicle Vs Embankment Near Sr49 / Sr120

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 11:23 AM
Jamestown, CA...Lanes are blocked by a non-injury accident near Sr49 / Sr120. It is a Crown Vic vs an embankment. The embankment won...

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How "Green" is Your Home?

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 10:58 AM
Calaveras County, CA....You've been recycling your cans and bottles for years now, you're doing your best to use less water, especially with California's extreme drought conditions. And you make sure you keep the lights off and use natural light that flows in from the windows whenever possible. In short, you're doing your part to conserve, recycle and, basically, live green. But are you doing enough?

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Low Pressure/Possible Water Outage In Arnold Area (Repairs Complete)

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/21/2014 07:59 AM
Arnold, CA...Calaveras County Water District customers in the Pinebrook and Blue Lake Springs area of Arnold may experience low pressure or a water outage between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, August 21, due to scheduled work on a water main. Residents living on these streets may be affected: Coniferous Drive, Evergreen Drive, Oaken Drive, Canyon View Court, Bear Clover Drive, Pine Cone Drive, Murphys Drive, Tamarack Drive, Felix Drive, Douglas Drive, Flanders Drive, Calaveritas Drive, Vallecito Drive, Mokelumne Drive West, Mokelumne Drive East, Taos Court, Innsbruk Drive, Chamonix Drive, Grenoble Drive, Aspen Way, Grandbracken Way...

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Mingle Till You Tingle At Country Cliffs On The 21st.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2014 03:54 PM
San Andreas, CA....Country Cliffs Restaurant in San Andreas will host the next Mixer on Thursday, August 21st starting at 5:30. Please join us for this opportunity to learn about your local business community and network with other local business people. Country Cliffs is located on Highway 49, aka St. Charles Street on the south end of town across from the Shell Gas Station...

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President Obama: James Foley's Life "Stands in Stark Contrast to His Killers"

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/20/2014 11:59 PM
Martha’s Vineyard, MA (The Edgartown School)...12:52 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away. He was taken hostage nearly two years ago in Syria, and he was courageously reporting at the time on the conflict there. Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world. He was 40 years old -- one of five siblings, the son of a mom and dad who worked tirelessly for his release. Earlier today, I spoke to the Foleys and told them that we are all heartbroken at their loss, and join them in honoring Jim and all that he did.

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It's Official...Skyline Acquires Bear Valley Mountain Resort in Northern California

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/20/2014 10:18 PM
Toronto, Canada...Skyline International Development Inc. (TASE:SKLN) has entered into a binding agreement of purchase and sale to acquire Bear Valley Mountain Resort ( in northern California. The agreement comes after several weeks of discussion with the current ownership and local community leaders that had formed the Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative and who were also in the process of purchasing the resort. Closing is subject to the US Forest Service issuance of a permit to operate the resort, expected in 30 to 60 days. “Given Bear Valley’s spectacular beauty, excellent terrain and potential for improvement, we believe it is a great fit.”

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Traffic Update.....Accident and Power Outage

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/20/2014 06:41 PM
Sonora, CA...Crews are still on scene and there is a localized power outage in Downtown Sonora because of a vehicle into a pole accident near the Sonora Foundation Building. Please use caution in the area

August 19th CUSD Board Meeting First Part

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/20/2014 05:59 PM

Fire Update....Responders Make Quick Work Of Unattended Fire Near Hwy 4 & Upper Moran

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/20/2014 05:36 PM
Arnold, CA....Firefighters make quick work of a fire at an unattended campsite. Crews will remain on scene for the next two hours or so.

Century 21 Sierra Properties Holds Grand Opening For Angels Camp Location

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/20/2014 02:44 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Century 21 Sierra Properties recently celebrated their merger and remodeling of the Former Vintage Realty location in historic Angels Camp. Dignitaries from ACBA, the business and real estate community were on hand for the Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting and luncheon reception. Sierra Properties has invested heavily to position their company to provide offices and services that will welcome not only local clients but those looking to relocate to our area an a permanent or part time basis....

Photos Above & Video Below....

Sierra Properties Grand Opening Video In HD

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Internationally-Acclaimed Jazz Harpist Comes To Moke Hill!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/20/2014 09:23 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Feeling a little overwhelmed lately? Need some inspiration? The easy anecdote: Motoshi Kosako, renowned Jazz harpist, returns to Petroglyphe Gallery performing a solo concert from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. This is the final concert in the 2014 Sunday Fine Art Concert Series and definitely one not to be missed....

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The Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for August 12 - 19, 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/20/2014 08:46 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For August 12th - 19th

We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!
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CPJ Condemns Killing Of American Journalist James Foley

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/20/2014 07:54 AM
New York, August 19, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of James Foley, a U.S. freelance journalist, who was abducted in Syria in November 2012. In a video posted online, the Al-Qaeda splinter group Islamic State claimed to have executed Foley, saying the act was retribution for U.S. military intervention in Iraq. "The barbaric murder of journalist James Foley, kidnapped in Syria and held almost two years, sickens all decent people. Foley went to Syria to show the plight of the Syrian people, to bear witness to their fight, and in so doing to fight for press freedom," said CPJ Chairman Sandra Mims Rowe. "Our hearts go out to his family, who had dedicated themselves to finding and freeing Jim."
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CCWD Cancels Upcoming Meeting

Posted by: John_Hamilton on 08/19/2014 11:06 PM

Traffic Update...Bicycles Down On Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/19/2014 06:50 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Emergency crews are working an incident were bicycles have gone down on Hwy 4 in the Angels Camp area. Please use caution in the area....

Fire Update...Firefighters Making Quick Work Of Fire On Calbezut/ Sylva Lane

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/19/2014 12:52 PM
Sonoara, CA...Firefighters are working on a vegetation Cabezut Rd / Sylva Ln. They are making good progress and should have it dispatched with promptly...

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HorseSpeak's Annual Ranch BBQ and Fundraiser on Septemeber 6th, 2014!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/19/2014 11:01 AM
Burson, Ca...HorseSpeak is proud to announce that it's that time again for our annual Ranch BBQ and Fundraiser on September 6th 2014. We have lined up a great late afternoon and evening with Pony Rides, Program Demonstrations, Ranch Tours, Silent Auction, Tri Tip BBQ and Live Music!! Invite your friends to join us for this worthwhile event that helps us extend our Healing Therapy, Empowerment Retreats, Personal Growth and Youth Camps throughout the year.
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Past 30 Local News
  1. Workshops for Job Seekers Planned For August
  2. Today's CUSD Board Meeting Moved To Toyon Middle School (Going On Now)
  3. Angels Camp Starbucks Is Looking for Talented People
  4. Donate Blood in Arnold Today!
  5. Oliveira Campaign To Host Building Trades Town Hall Tonight
  6. Make Plans To Give Blood On The 19th
  7. Growing Together Preschool - Now Enrolling
  8. Family 4 Fitness Now Has Great, No Contract, No Initiation Fee Specials At Their San Andreas Location!!
  9. Call for Artists Kicks Off Major “River Reflections” Project
  10. Family 4 Fitness Now Has Zumba In San Andreas & Vallecito. Zumba Specials In San Andreas
  11. Two AmeriCorps Veteran Positions Available in Calaveras
  12. San Andreas CHP Holding A Recruitment Seminar August 27th, 2014
  13. The SPARROW Program of Tuolumne County is Becoming Available in Calaveras
  14. Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Six Mile Road
  15. Traffic Advisory State Route 4 From Main Street Douglas Flat To Meko Drive In Calaveras County
  16. Make Plans To Run Or Walk For Cancer
  17. 49er Motors Is Your Complete, Local, Full Service Dealership
  18. Sausage & Pesto Fest Celebrates New Releases At Hovey
  19. Let J.G. Dollar & Associates Build Your Dreams 209.795.5191
  20. Ralph Fuente Jr. January 8, 1939 - Augurst 12th, 2014
  21. Meet Angels Camp's Downtown Businesses - Sept 8
  22. Safeway Inc. and The Safeway Foundation Fundraising Campaign to Support Programs for People with Disabilities
  23. Harmony Ranch Third Annual Barn Dance and Barbecue!
  24. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – STRUMMER!
  25. Fire Update...Structure, Vehicle and Vegetation Fire In Ione
  26. Fire Update...Structure Fire Off Of Pennsylvania Gulch...Update...Home Under Construction A Complete Loss
  27. It's A Block Party Sale At Arnold Ace Home Center
  28. The Boys From ZZ Top & Jeff Beck Were Out & About In Murphys
  29. Fire Update....Grass Fire Near Hwy 108 & Peaceful Oak
  30. Fairways & Food Sundays At Greenhorn Creek

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