San Andreas, CA...If you see Helicopter 404 out and about they are working possible lightning strike fires and smoke checks. Nothing to report but possible smoke in the West Point Area and Cottage Springs and possibly others.
Twain Harte, CA...Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have been investigating the robbery of the Umpqua Bank in Twain Harte since the date of the incident (7/21/15). The Sheriff’s Office has followed up on numerous tips from the public and other leads. Two suspects have been identified, eighteen year old, Daveon Harris of Vacaville, CA and a juvenile male. The juvenile male suspect’s, name and other information is not being released due to his age.
Old Klein's Fitness Building Vandalized Owner Offering Reward
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/31/2015 09:40 AM
Arnold, CA...The Old Klein's Fitness Building has been vandalized twice over the last couple of weeks. Vandalism was pretty bad and graphic. The reward poster is enclosed as the pics are bad enough we don't want to put them on front page.
Angels Camp, CA...One of the most fantasmagorical stories to ever fly across the stage and screen soars into the Bret Harte High School Performing Arts Center as Calaveras Sings Theatre Arts Repertory for Kids presents “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” July 31 through August 2 in Angels Camp, CA.
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors Summer Savings Markdown Sale! Come on down and see our new inventory arriving daily and take advantage of some of our Summer Savings Markdowns!! We can finance most anyone from bad credit to great we have a lender for you!
Don't forget that our service center performs services on all makes and models from oil changes to engine swaps and everything in between!! We are running an Air Conditioner service special for $69.49. Call for an appointment and let us get your car back in shape today!
JUST REDUCED TO BELOW WHOLESALE KBB FOR QUICK SALE!! 2007 GMC YUKON DENALI AWD, 6.2L V8 380 Hp, Leather Interior, Navigation, Bose Speakers, Captain Chairs, Automatic Liftgate, Heated Front and Rear Seats, 3rd Row. Chrome Aftermarket Rims, Chrome Trim. Luxury SUV for the family to look great in. Come take it for a Test Drive you wont be disappointed!!!!! ON SALE $16,949 VIN:1GKFK63817J223116
2009 Jeep Liberty, 4x4, V6 3.7L 210 Hp, Two Tone Cloth Seats, Tow Package, Bluetooth Hookup, Mp3 Cd Player With Aux Jack Hookup, Air Conditioner, Automatic Windows & Locks, Auto On Headlights, Fog Lights, Cruise Control & Much More!!!! ON SALE $15,949 Vin:1J8GN28K59W535071
JUST REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!! 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS, GAS SAVER!!!!! Front Wheel Drive, keyless entry, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Mp3 Cd Player, Aux Hookup, Tilt Wheel, Power Steering. This Is A Like New Car That You Wont Have To Spend All Your Time Filling It Up!!!! ON SALE $12,949 VIN:5NPDH4AE9DH384249
2009 Saturn Vue, AWD, V6 3.5L 222 Hp, Cruise Control, Automatic Transmission with Sport Shift, Mp3 Cd Play with Aux hook up, OnStar Capable, A/C , Automatic Windows and Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Privacy Glass. This VUE Has A Handsome Styling Inside And Out, Ideal Handling And Ride Balance !!!!! ON SALE $10,949 VIN:3GSDL43N49S642478
2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT, V6 3.5L 217 Hp, GREAT GAS MILAGE, Automatic Transmission, Auto Windows & Locks, Auto-On Headlights, Rear Spoiler. This Is A Great Gas Saver With A Sporty Touch to it !!!!! ON SALE $7449 Vin: 1G1ZT57N47F251858
2003 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4x4, 5.4L V8, ONE OWNER Navigation, Back Up Cam, A/c, Heater, Automatic Transmission, Automatic Windows & Locks, Rear Sliding Window, Alloy Wheels, Chrome Running Boards, Nice Forest Green, Towing Package, The 5.4L "Triton" V8's are Proven Tough!!!! ON SALE BELOW COST $7949 Vin:1FTRW08L43KD83843
Dinner, Music & More Music With Steve Miller & Buddy Guy
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2015 11:45 AM
Angels Camp Celebrated Our Veterans At Their 4th Of July Picnic!
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2015 11:05 PM
Angels Camp, July 6, 2015 - Hundreds attend the 4th annual Angels Camp 4th of July celebration held in Utica Park on July 4th. As a soft breeze rustled the leaves and billowed the American flag - which had once flown proudly over the Alameda Naval Station on the date of her decommission - veterans, friends and families gathered in hushed silence awaiting the beginning of the ceremony to honor those in our community who had served in the United States military.
Groveland, CA...The increase in fire acreage is the result of better mapping. Fire fighters are working hard to construct containment lines around the fire even as conditions deteriorate with this afternoon’s rising air temperatures and wind speed. The surrounding drought-stressed forest with its thousands of dead trees has created an unprecedented danger to firefighters and residents alike. Frequent spot fires across the line into this dense, dry, heavy timber are major challenges, raising the possibility of steadily worsening fire activity. Power lines in the area have been de-energized at CAL FIRE’s request to protect firefighter safety. The line will be re-energized upon CAL FIRE’s request. There’s been no damage to the distribution system in the area due to the fire.
Angels Camp Farmers Market Friday, July 31st 5pm - Dusk Utica Park
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2015 02:53 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels Camp Farmers Market Friday, July 31st 5pm - Dusk Utica Park. Complimentary Wine Tasting provided by local Calaveras County wineries. Grover Anderson playing at the Farmers Market. Enjoy listening to Grover Anderson this Friday at the Farmers Market. Don't forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs to relax and enjoy! Food, Fresh Produce, Music, Crafts & More
PATV Comcast Cable Channel 9 Volcano Vision Channel 22 Schedule Through August 6
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2015 02:10 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community TV is located in San Andreas, CA. We are a non-profit organization which helps facilitate the local studio and air original community programming to your home. Programs on this channel include the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meetings and special study sessions as well as other information on local, state or national issues. Programs also include international news from Deutsche Welle, and arts programs from Classic Arts Showcase....
Taking Your Apple On The Road August 11 SMUG Meeting Topic
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2015 01:53 PM
Arnold, CA...Tips and tricks for taking your Apple product on the road will be explored when the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) has its monthly meeting Tuesday, August 11, beginning at 7 p.m. in the assembly room of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Rd., just off Highway 4.
This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – JASPER!
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2015 01:03 PM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market, open Thurs. through Sat., 10 am–5 pm. Jasper is available for a special reduced adoption donation of only $15! What a deal for a beautiful boy! We will also have kitties available at our Angels Camp Adoption Center, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49), open Thurs/Fri, 10 am–5 pm, and Saturday, 11 am–5pm. Come in and meet the kitties!
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Bear's Lair and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact Bear's Lair at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your event included in “The Schedule.”
Arnold, CA...Come and celebrate Ebbetts Pass Fire Department's 50th anniversary. 9am flag raising and brief ceremony, tours, meet and greet. Let's show these brave ladies and gentlemen how much we appreciate their presence in our community.
(Updated) Big Creek Fire Update....Hwy 120 Now Open, 265 Acres & 5% Contained
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2015 09:30 AM
Groveland, CA...The Big Creek Fire now burning in the Groveland area is 5% contained and has gown to 265 acres. Evacuations are still in place in the Hells Hollow Road area. Details are below along with some great photos from Chip Dingman
Smithsonian and Jamestown Rediscovery Partner to Reveal Identities of Four Lost Leaders of Jamestown
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/30/2015 09:10 AM
Jamestown, VA...A team of scientists from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation at Historic Jamestowne announced the identities of four men buried within Jamestown’s historic 1608 church, the location of Pocahontas’ marriage to John Rolfe. These people, Rev. Robert Hunt, Capt. Gabriel Archer, Sir Ferdinando Wainman and Capt. William West, were high-status leaders who helped shape the future of America during the initial phase of the Jamestown colony.
Big Creek Fire Near Groveland Now At 150 Acres, Evacuations & Hwy 120 Closure Still In Effect
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 08:07 PM
Groveland, CA...A new fire started at 4:29 p.m., located in a heavy timber area on the Groveland Ranger District, Stanislaus NF, S. of HWY 120 and W. of Buck Meadows Station. It was first reported at 10 acres, is now at 150 acres with a “dangerous” rate of spread and spotting. This is an area designated as state responsibility, meaning Cal Fire has the lead. Firefighting assets are responding from multiple agencies. The Stanislaus NF has the Groveland Ranger District Hotshots, 2 engines, 1 dozer, and miscellaneous overhead helping to fight the fire..
Fire Update....Hwy 120 Closed 4.3 Miles East Of Groveland Due To Fire
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 06:46 PM
Groveland, CA....Hwy 120 Closed 4.3 Miles East Of Groveland Due To Fire. Firefighters are on scene and working from ground and air. Fire did jump Hwy 120. According to Lisa Williams it is 10-15 acres and Hwy 120 is closed. Evacuations are in effect in the fire area....
Calaveras Humane Society Welcome Four New Board Members
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 05:50 PM
San Andreas, CA...Four new active community members from the county have been elected to the Calaveras Humane Society Board of Directors. The new members, Allen, Dawn, Jamie and JoAnn, bring a wealth of expertise in finance, organizational development and leadership to support the Calaveras Humane Society with our mission to promote excellent quality of life for the animals of our county. “The diverse set of ideas and knowledge the new board members bring to the Calaveras Humane Society are essential to our continued focus on being a top quality inclusive organization,” said the organization’s Executive Director, Anne Ellis. “I look forward to Allen, Dawn, Jamie and JoAnn contributing to the continued success of our organization”. Anne went on to say. ” The Calaveras Humane Society Board of Directors is a select group of individuals, from a variety of backgrounds, responsible for setting policy and overseeing the organization's general wellbeing.”
The four newly elected board members include:
Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Groveland Area ~ By Charles Dudley Jr.
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 05:28 PM
Groveland Ca. CalFire is working a Vegetation Fire on Hwy 120 and East Sprague Rd. Hard Road Closure has been requested in the area. We will bring you more details as they become available. USFS has also been dispatched. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA. As a reminder the latest fire and traffic updates are on the feed on the right hand side of our front page....
Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of Court over Lerner
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 04:03 PM
Washington, DC....Judicial Watch announced that U.S District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan today threatened to hold the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department attorneys in contempt of court after the IRS failed to produce status reports and newly recovered emails of Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS, as he had ordered on July 1, 2015.
Jackson, CA...10-week square dance class starts Monday, September 14, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 pm through Monday, November 16. For $30 per person, you get 10 weeks of great fun dancing. Any age is welcome, singles or couples, no special dress required. Music from country to pop. Come try it out at a free Intro to Square Dance evening August 31, 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
San Andreas Turner Park is HOT and it is not about the weather
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 02:52 PM
San Andreas, CA...Please join your neighbors and friends for a free evening of original modern indie rock music performed by The Hot Dark at Turner Park in San Andreas on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Dubbed “a band to watch” by The Indie Rock Café , The Hot Dark is a refreshing, youthful, and highly talented Murphys-based band playing a modern sound it refers to as “post-synth sax-rock”. Featuring guitar, bass, saxophone, keyboards, and drums, The Hot Dark began as a studio duo called “Descendants of Prospectors” and has now evolved into a full band inspired by The Talking Heads, Burt Bacharach, Prince, and, yes, Igor Stravinsky. The Indie Rock Café describes vocalist Kiel Williams’s voice as “so similar at times to that of Robert Smith’s (The Cure) that it’s almost surreal”. Williams and Owen Ridings bring vocals and guitar. They are joined by Andy Merrill on bass, Rick Moore on keyboard and sax, Gabriel Cronos on keyboard, and Nicholas Lefler on drums. The Hot Dark released its debut album, “Live Young” in March 2015.
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Defends Brady & Blisters NFL
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 12:05 PM
Foxborough, MA...RKK: In light of yesterday’s league ruling, I felt it was important to make a statement today, prior to the start of training camp. After this, I will not be talking about this matter until after the legal process plays itself out and I would advise everyone in the organization to do the same and just concentrate on preparation for the 2015 season.
Traffic Update...Poop Happens, Septic Truck Off Moran Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 10:47 AM
Arnold, CA...We would like to thank a Brett Loring for letting us know of a septic truck that has gone off Moran Road and crews are trying to get it all wiped up. This is at 10:35 a.m. and traffic is currently unable to pass. So having to backtrack to get to the highway.
Middleton's Has Everything You Need To Make Your House A Home
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 10:10 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Family owned and operated since 1955, Middleton's Mark twain Center, Inc was originally Calaveras Mercantile bought be Hank and Matilda Middleton in 1955. Starting as a furniture, feed, fabric and appliance business in the original 1500 sq. ft. location proved to not meet the needs of the community. Hank and Mat were now raising their young family, and seeing the potential growth and needs of Calaveras County purchased acres of land in 1960 just on the edge of town. They built and developed the first shopping center in the county. He anchored his 27,000 sq. ft. furniture, appliance, hardware, and gift shop with a local bank and grocery store....
Site Update...One Of Our Servers Having Issues This Morning
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 07:19 AM
Arnold, CA....One of our servers is having issues this morning. Our migration server where most of the recent photos and videos is down at the moment and we are working on getting it back up now. Things should be back in their expected places soon
Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through August 4th
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2015 07:12 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. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Keep it Cool with a refreshing Summer Cocktail! Save 10% When you buy 4 bottles of spirits and wines Mix and match any four bottles.
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.
Sheep Ranch, CA...The summer is packed with lots of fun, music, festivals, specialty events and more. On Saturday, August 1, 5:00pm to 10:00pm, the Calaveras Arts Council turns the sleepy town of Sheep Ranch into a Louisiana bayou without the alligators and humidity. Their dinner dance fundraiser, the Cajun Fete, will once again dress up the historic 100 year old Pioneer Hotel grounds with festive lights, Cajun beads, tables with silent auction items, zydeco music and more. Seating is limited. Ticket prices for five hours of fun, food, and music is $65.00. If you have a bit of the volunteer spirit in you, call the art council. Volunteer tickets are discounted. Call (209)754-1774 to make arrangements to help.
Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services!
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2015 08:47 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Time to order your new Mahindra Tractor from Joe's Services. 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.
Save the Date: Friday, Aug. 7! Pinnacle Physical Therapy To Sponsor Cantamos
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2015 03:24 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Save the Date: Friday, Aug. 7 and join Pinnacle Physical Therapy for the fun! Theresa Locke, DPT is sponsoring, local musicians, Cantamos, as the entertainment for the Angels Camp Certified Farmers Market at Utica Park, 5 o’clock to Dusk.
Fire Update...Structure & Vegetation Fire On Jamestown Road.
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2015 01:24 PM
Sonora, CA...Firefighters on ground and in air are working a structure and vegetation fire near Sunshine & Jamestown Roads. This is a structure fire that did spread to vegetation. Air units are making drops on the fire now. Just as a reminder many of our traffic and fire updates are on our main page on the right hand side in a feed from our new site framework. It is in it's last few weeks of development and will go "Live" probably by Sept 1st at latest...
Ironstone Vineyards Celebrates USA's Birthday In Style
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2015 12:16 PM
Murphys, CA...On July 4th Ironstone Vineyards thew their biggest party of the year. Every year their Independence celebration fills their manicured grounds to overflowing. They provide a world class show for the whole family. Kids activities, food & beverages for everyone, band after band on the main stage and a fireworks show that is unrivaled anywhere.
Don't Miss Copperopolis Town Square's "Market At The Square" Every Sunday From 10-2!
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/26/2015 07:51 AM
Copperopolis, CA....Copperopolis Town Square's "Market At The Square" Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday through October 4. The Market On The Square includes over 25 local vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, handcrafted gourmet food, baked goods, arts and crafts, wine tasting, and more.
Hotel Leger Backyard Blues n BBQ 2015 Summer Music Series Continues
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2015 08:24 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Historic HotelLeger is pleased to announce our 2nd season of Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ Summer Music Series through September 6th! Come and join us every Sunday from Noon to 4pm in our outdoor Pool Courtyard for some AWESOME BBQ and great live Blues music from some of the best Blues bands in the Northern California region! Full bar, house-made lemonade and soft drinks available as well!
GABA Summer Concert Series: Random Strangers Tonight Cedar Center
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2015 04:21 PM
Arnold, CA...GABA Summer Concert Series: Random Strangers Today at 6:30pm Cedar Center in Arnold, California. Sponsored by Cedar Creek Realty
Reminder Tonight...Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents Väsen, with special guest Darol Anger
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2015 04:12 PM
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the next concert of our 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series – featuring Väsen, one of Sweden’s most prominent, critically-acclaimed acoustic instrumental ensembles - with special guest, fiddle legend Darol Anger (David Grisman Quintet, Turtle Island String Quartet, Montreux Band, Psychograss). An easy dinner (easy because you don’t have to cook) 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.
Live Music at Brice Station Winery this Saturday night with Cantamos 7/25/15
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2015 11:29 AM
Murphys, CA...Dance Concert with Cantamos featuring Michela Macfarlane 7/25/15 Brice Station Winery ... 3353 E. Hwy 4 7:00 pm $10 Wine, beverages and food (Arnold Pantry) sold on site coolers welcome, no outside alcohol please low back chairs and blankets welcome.
"Sounds Of Summer" Concert Series Continues With "THE HOT DARK" Tonight At The Square
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/25/2015 11:04 AM
Copperopolis, CA....THE HOT DARK will be performing here this eve, July 25th from 7-9pm. You don't want to miss this HOT Band! Playing Alternative, Indie Rock! They are extremely talented and very popular! Bring your blankets and chairs to this FREE event! Shops and Restaurants will be open. Beer and Wine available at our Restaurants. Formerly "Descendants of Prospectors", post-new wave progressive dance synth rock jamz abound! Kiel and Rick had a studio project called Descendants of Prospectors. The project turned into a band. The band stopped sounding like the studio recordings. They became The Hot Dark. If you would like to reserve a table give Kim a call at (209)785-9700. Cost is $20 for 4 includes a bottle of wine, glasses and front row seating. They are a wonderfully talented band you don't want to miss! Bring blankets and chairs, shops and restaurants open with beer and wine for sale. Mother Lode Kettle Korn will be there with their yumminess!
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Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.