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Thursday, Aug 21
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06:00 PM "Flight Night" at Tanner Vineyards
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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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Workshops for Job Seekers Planned For August

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/19/2014 10:51 AM
San Andreas, Ca...Mother Lode Job Training is hosting a series of workshops aimed at helping job seekers succeed at finding employment in their desired field. The workshops will be held at the Calaveras Career Center of Mother Lode Job Training. The workshops are free but pre-registration is required. Call (209) 754-4242 to reserve a spot at the training. The Calaveras Office of Mother Lode Job Training is at 700 Mountain Ranch Road, Ste. A in San Andreas. Auxiliary aids and services are available on request to individuals with disabilities....
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Today's CUSD Board Meeting Moved To Toyon Middle School (Going On Now)

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/19/2014 10:13 AM
San Andreas, CA....Today's CUSD Board meeting will be held at Toyon Middle School in the Multi-purpose Room. Full agenda is enclosed.... (Update...Massive standing, room only crowd...we are recording most of the proceedings for later playback...

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Angels Camp Starbucks Is Looking for Talented People

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/19/2014 10:05 AM
Angels Camp, Ca...Starbucks Angels Camp is looking for talented and outgoing people to apply for barista positions. With benefits packages, flexible hours, and a fun working environment, the baristas are always having a good time and meeting new people. Apply online at Starbucks.Com.

Donate Blood in Arnold Today!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/19/2014 09:55 AM

Oliveira Campaign To Host Building Trades Town Hall Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/19/2014 08:29 AM

Paid Advertisement By The Oliverira For Supervisor Campaign

Make Plans To Give Blood On The 19th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2014 03:07 PM

Growing Together Preschool - Now Enrolling

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/14/2014 10:02 PM

Family 4 Fitness Now Has Great, No Contract, No Initiation Fee Specials At Their San Andreas Location!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2014 11:47 PM
San Andreas, CA...Family 4 Fitness Now Has Great, No Contract, No Initiation Fee Specials at their San Andreas Location!! Family 4 Fitness has two locations in Calaveras County to get you in great shape.

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Call for Artists Kicks Off Major “River Reflections” Project

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/16/2014 05:04 PM
Amador County, Ca...Artists of all disciplines who live in Amador and Calaveras Counties are invited to submit qualifications and samples of work for an opportunity to participate in a project called “River Reflections.” The deadline to submit an application on line is midnight, August 22, 2014. Artists selected as Finalist Artists will be invited to create work inspired by the Mokelumne River, and they will have until December 1st to do so. Visual artists - in both two and three dimensional genres- dancers, musicians, composers, actors, literary, and video artists are encouraged to discover the application details at Last spring AmadorArts submitted the “River Reflections” project for a “Creative California Communities” Grant from the California Arts Council, a State Agency. Turns out, the local arts council has become one of 24 successful grantees out of 157 applicants statewide. AmadorArts, in partnership with Calaveras County Arts Council, the Foothill Conservancy and East Bay Municipal Utilities District, will spotlight the arts to increase awareness of the upper Mokelumne River, appreciation of its beauty and recreational opportunities, and the need for conservation. The inspired art, music, dance, and stories will be showcased in events scheduled in the first five months of 2015....
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Family 4 Fitness Now Has Zumba In San Andreas & Vallecito. Zumba Specials In San Andreas

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/12/2014 10:13 PM
San Andreas & Vallecito, CA....Calaveras County's best fitness clubs are expanding again with not only Fitness Centers on both sides of the county but Zumba Classes as well. In San Andreas they have a Great Zumba Package For Monday Night!

Two AmeriCorps Veteran Positions Available in Calaveras

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/18/2014 10:17 PM
Calaveras County Veteran Services is currently recruiting two part time or full time Veteran AmeriCorps volunteer stipend positions as part of a Strength to Serve program. These positions start in October, 2014 through September 2015. This is an opportunity for Veterans in our community to serve for one year in a volunteer position that supports other fellow Veterans, along with their families in Calaveras County. Responsibilities will include providing peer counseling, transportation and resourcing to isolated Veterans...
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San Andreas CHP Holding A Recruitment Seminar August 27th, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/18/2014 10:07 PM
San Andreas, Ca...To learn how you can become a California Highway Patrol Officer, attend the recruitment seminar on August 27th, 2014, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the California Highway Patrol offices located on Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

The SPARROW Program of Tuolumne County is Becoming Available in Calaveras

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 08/18/2014 09:57 PM
The SPARROW Program has been in Tuolumne County for about a year. It is just now being made available to Calaveras County seniors. Catholic Charities and UCSF have partnered up and received a 1.8 million dollar grant from the NIH to study different interventions for treating depression in older adults living in rural areas...
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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Six Mile Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2014 06:57 PM
Murphys, CA....Crews are working an overturned vehicle on Six Mile Road past Ironstone Vineyards by Vallecito Bluffs. An ambulance was dispatched as well. So locals....the back way / shortcut to Murphys may be a longer route until the incident clears...

Traffic Advisory State Route 4 From Main Street Douglas Flat To Meko Drive In Calaveras County

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2014 11:38 AM
Calaveras County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 4 from Main Street/Douglas Flat to Meko Drive in Calaveras County for paving work. Work will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014, through Friday, August 22, 2014, from 6:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Motorists should expect 20 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible....

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Make Plans To Run Or Walk For Cancer

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2014 11:18 AM

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  4. Meet Angels Camp's Downtown Businesses - Sept 8
  5. Safeway Inc. and The Safeway Foundation Fundraising Campaign to Support Programs for People with Disabilities
  6. Harmony Ranch Third Annual Barn Dance and Barbecue!
  7. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – STRUMMER!
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  12. Fire Update....Grass Fire Near Hwy 108 & Peaceful Oak
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  16. President Obama's Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education
  17. Lightning Boy and his Thundering Blues Band @ The Hill Top Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  18. Public Hearing for the Sufficiency of Textbooks to be Held on August 19th, 2014
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  20. Arnold Art, Wine & Music Festival
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  24. The Summer Season Is Here! Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
  25. Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services During Their Summer Sale!!
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