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Head On Collision Causes Major Injuries To Mokelumne Hill Man

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 05:17 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...A 59 year old Mokelumne Hill man sustained major injuries in a head on collision with a 19 year old man from Columbia. On Oct. 8, 2015 at approximately 1100 hours the 19 year old Columbia man was driving a 1999 Toyota Taxoma on Hwy 49 northbound just south of Campo Seco Turnpike. The Mokelumne Hill man was approaching him raveling southbound in a 2005 Chevy Colorado. As the two vehicles approached each other, the Columbia man drove his Toyota directly into the path of the Chevrolet causing the two vehicles to collide head on.

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The Big Butte Fire Rebuilding Sale At 49er Motors! Mention Receive An Additional $500 Discount

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 02:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The rebuilding sale $500 off all vehicles in stock- The Butte fire has affected us all in one way or another. Some lost everything, some lost some things, Some have spent countless hours volunteering and many local businesses lost weeks worth of sales. Lets continue to come together as a community and help one another locally. When you mention we will give you a $500 discount on any Car, Truck or SUV that we have in stock. Maybe you can use the $500 savings to go enjoy local restaurants, activities, home repair or use it with your insurance check to purchase a car if you lost yours in the fire. Come in and see us today, we offer many financing options for terrible to great credit!

2007 Acura MDX, V6 VTEC 3.7L AWD, Technology Package, Traction Control, Stability Control, Keyless Entry, A/c, Rear A/C, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Am/Fm W/Mp3 Multi Disc Premium Sound, Satalite Feature, Navigation System, DvD System, Bluetooth, Backup Camera, Dual Power & Heated Seats, Leather, Third Row, Moon Roof. This Is Luxury At Its Finest!!! ON SALE $17,949 - $500 - $17,449 VIN:2HNYD28417H532805

JUST REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!! 2010 Buick Enclave CXL, V6 3.6L, Leather Interior, Navigation, Power Liftgate, Traction Control, StabiliTrak, Keyless Entry, Keyless Start, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Mp3 Cd Player, Bose Premium Sound, Back Up Cam, Hid Headlights, Way To Much To List It All, Come Check Out This Luxury SUV !!!!!! ON SALE $17,949 - $500- $17,449 VIN:5GALRCED7AJ141158

2009 Dodge Avenger SE, 4 Cyl 2.4L 173hp, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Steering, Keyless Entry, A/C, Mp3 Cd Player, Cruise Control. Smooth And Quiet Highway Ride, Above-Average Fuel Economy!!! ON SALE $7449 - $500 - $6949 Vin:1B3LC46B09N572000

2011 Ford Fusion SE, 4 Cyl 2.5L, GAS SAVER!!!!! Power Windows, Power Locks, Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel, Audio Steering Wheel Controls, Bluetooth, Mp3 Cd Player W/Aux Hookup, AutoOn Headlights, Fog Lights, This Ford Fusion Has A Spacious Interior, Engaging Handling, Comfortable Ride, Excellent Ford Sync System, Good Four-Cylinder Fuel Economy ON SALE $11,449 - $500- $10,949 Vin:3FAHP0HA0BR156964

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 $14,949 - $500- $14,449 Vin:1J8GN28K59W535071

2005 Nissan Titan LE, v8 5.6l 305 HP, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Windows, Back Up Sensor, Tow Package, Power Sliding Window, Tonneau Cover Hard Shell, Cd Player, Stepside. Stout V8 Engine With A Roomy Interior That Anyone In The Truck Market Should Check Out This Roomy Titan! ON SALE $14,949 - $500 - $14,449 VIN:1N6AA07B75N512662

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 $9949 - $500 - $9449 VIN:3GSDL43N49S642478
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    Traffic Update....Non-Injury Accident On Utica Grade & Hwy 108

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 01:36 PM
    Murphys, CA...CHP is reporting accidents on Hwy 4 near Utica Powerhouse Road and on Hwy 108 in Jamestown. Please use caution and expect delays in these areas...


    Inspectors Are Working In Fire Areas

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 12:58 PM
    San Andreas, CA...Inspectors from many different agencies and companies may be encountered in Calaveras and Lake Counties. Inspectors are there to assist in recovery from the wildfires or to assess future prevention measures. Inspectors will carry photo identification, will identify themselves and explain their purpose if encountered.

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    Clell Gideon Brown 1927 – 2015

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 11:27 AM
    San Andreas, CA…Clell Gideon Brown, best known as “Brownie”, passed away of natural causes in his home town of San Andreas, California, on September 20, 2015. He was 88 years old and is buried in the Masonic Section of Peoples Cemetery in San Andreas. He was born in Long Beach, Calif., as the first born of twins, May 24, 1927. He was an avid Oregon State Beavers Fan, having obtained his college education in pharmacy there. His career and significant intellectual pursuit was pharmacy, and he operated Kelly’s Drug Store for many years. He carried on the family interest in weather patterns and statistics, and fraternity and service in the Masons. His church was Presbyterian, and opera was an ongoing passion...

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    Land & Structure Is Ready To Help With Your Next Project Or Rebuild

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 10:10 AM
    Sonora, CA...Land & Structure was originally established in 1964. Our firm has continually served the greater Motherlode area for over fifty years, providing efficient engineering and surveying services for real property development of residential, municipal, commercial and industrial sites. Over this period of time, we have assembled a strong and complementary team that will exceed your expectations and can meet a wide variety of project needs.

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    Shop Timeless Home Gallery For Fall Fun & Furniture

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 09:23 AM

    Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – October 9 to October 17

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 08:21 AM
    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 to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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    Early Cancer Detection Can Save Lives

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 07:27 AM

    Vicki Sue (Shively) Morrisroe 1949 - 2015

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/09/2015 07:22 AM
    Murphys, CA...Vicki Sue (Shively) Morrisroe, 66, passed away on Oct. 5, 2015, at a hospital in Folsom, Calif., after a long illness. Born on Feb. 23, 1949, in Atlanta, Ga., Vicki spent her childhood moving among Air Force bases in Japan, Michigan and Nebraska before her family settled in Fair Oaks, Calif., in 1963. She graduated from Del Campo High School in 1967 and married Edward Morrisroe in 1969, after which they moved to Tuolumne County, Douglas Flat and then Murphys. She has lived in the same house in Murphys since 1978.

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    Herbert “Herb” Bryant Filben 1923 - 2015 “A Gentle Man and a Gentleman”

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 11:32 PM
    San Andreas, CA...Herbert “Herb” Bryant Filben was born August 20, 1923 in Ukiah, California, and raised in Potter Valley, California. He died of natural causes on September 22, 2015 while living at the Avalon Health Care Center in San Andreas, California. He was 92. Herb was a long time resident of Calaveras County and the owner operator of the Hummingbird Antique store, located at the ‘Barn’ in San Andreas. He had been buying and selling antiques for almost 50 years and was an expert in antique lamp repair.

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    Memorial Services On October 17 For Colleen Sandra Richmond

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 07:57 PM
    Colleen Sandra Richmond, born in San Francisco, CA, passed away at her residence in Calaveras County. She was a retired teachers aide for the Vallecito School District and bus driver for Bret Harte High School...
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    Betty Mae Anderson 1931 - 2015

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 07:47 PM
    Mountain Ranch, CA...Betty Mae Anderson passed away on September 14, 2015 at the age of 84. She was born on February 24, 1931 in Quincy, Illinois where she lived until she was 11. Her parents moved the family to Redwood City, California after the start of the depression. She met and married her husband of 54 years where they lived in the Santa Clara and Sunol area before moving to Mt. Ranch, CA where they lived for the last 37 yrs.

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    Fire Restrictions Lifted On The Stanislaus National Forest

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 07:12 PM
    Sonora, Calif. Oct. 08, 2015…Due to cooler, wetter weather and predictions of stable or cooling conditions into the future, fire restrictions on the Stanislaus National Forest (NF) are being lifted effective midnight tonight. This will allow the public to build campfires outside of established administrative sites within the Forest for the purpose of warming; however, visitors are reminded there is still a CAL FIRE, statewide ban on debris burning in effect.

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    This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – ​SCOUT​!

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 05:29 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 S​at​ 10 am–5 pm​. Come in and meet ​Scout​ and other fabulous feline friends. Our Angels Camp Adoption Center is closed this week, so Arnold is the place to be!

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    Traffic Update....Head On Traffic Collision Hwy 49 North Of Main

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 05:18 PM
    Mokelumne Hill, CA....CHP is reporting a head on traffic collison on Hwy 49 just nor the of Main Street. The two vehicle collision is blocking lanes. Please use caution and expect delays in the area...

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    Phoenix Festival - Nov. 1st A Butte Fire Benefit - Rise From The Ashes

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 04:21 PM
    Murphys, CA...A group of young local individuals have banned together to create an event called the Phoenix Festival. The Phoenix Festival will take place on November 1st, 2015 at Ironstone Amphitheatre. This will be a day long family oriented event with a full lineup of local bands, vendors and resources. All proceeds from the Phoenix Festival will go directly to the Calaveras Community Foundations Disaster Relief Fund.

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    Traffic Update....Non-Injury Accident, Vehicle Off Roadway & Asphalt On Roadway

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 03:48 PM
    Angels Camp, CA....CHP is reporting a non-injury accident where a vehicle is 25ft off roadway near Pool Station & Asphalt truck mistakenly opened a belly dump and asphalt in on the roadway in area as well. The Wagon Trail is a bit more Wagon Traily this afternoon...


    Don't Miss Jill & The Giants Tonight!!

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 03:33 PM
    Arnold, CA...The last outdoor patio party for 2015, with live music and good food, is happening tonight at Sequoia Woods. Open to the public, the venue is on our newly-remodeled patio and deck. The offerings include a German-style buffet dinner followed by live music by Jill Warren’s trio “Jill and the Giants”. This is always a fun event for those who like to dance or just be with their friends in a lovely setting. Come watch the daylight fade and the party lights go on; probably the last chance for this until late spring 2016! Reservations recommended: 795-1000 ext. 1.

    Please Send Tax Receipts To Del Norte County.....Oh Wait...Oops Printer Error

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 02:59 PM
    San Andreas, CA...The printer the County uses made a mistake and included the wrong return envelope in some of the tax bills. Del Norte County will forward any mistakes and from Calaveras County Treasurer & Tax Collector Barbara Sullivan. "Some tax payers will receive the wrong return envelope with their annual tax bill. They should submit their tax payments to the address appearing at the top of the tax bill. Notice of this error is being sent to those effected today." We think it may have just been a case of mistaken Barbaras.

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    Get In Shape For The Holidays & Give The Gift Of Fitness With Memberships From Family 4 Fitness

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 02:30 PM
    Vallecito, CA...As we get closer to the Holiday Season what could be a better gift than getting yourself back in shape and then giving gifts of memberships to Family 4 Fitness. Give the gift of health and fitness. Call 209.736.0039 and get started or give the gift of fitness to a friend or loved one today.

    Above is one of our previous interviews and Kenny Lee has some great tips for year round fitness.

    Speaker John Boehner To Stay....For Now

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 02:12 PM

    New Arrivals At The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 02:03 PM
    Angels Camp, CA...We have styles that are warm and cozy, as well as soft and sophisticated, with more arriving every week. Stop by and see us in historic downtown Angels Camp. We are open everyday 10am-6pm, or give us a call at 209-890-7532. We look forward to seeing you!

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    Butte Fire Benefit Golf Tournament

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 11:09 AM

    Michelle Plotnik - AIA Architecture 209.728.847

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 10:55 AM
    Murphys, CA...Michelle Plotnik, AIA is a full service architectural firm providing complete architecture, planning and hourly consulting services for residential, commercial and public agency projects in the foothill and high sierra regions of California. Michelle can assist clients with site selection and evaluation, project programming, preliminary design and feasibility studies as well as with traditional design, construction drawing preparation and construction administration services. We are also available to consult with clients who simply want assistance in evaluating an existing building or site, preliminary design services or suggestions for improving a design they already have...

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    Don't Miss The Cedar Center Scarecrow Contest Friday Night

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 08:18 AM

    Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through October 13th & Keeping Calaveras Clean

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2015 07:48 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 We've teamed up with local realtor, Leanne Smith, to provide you with FREE reusable shopping bags. Pick yours up in our Murphys' store, coming soon to Angels Camp.

    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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    Butte Fire Debris Cleanup Updates

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 10:50 AM

    Dunn Well Service 209.736.2186

    Posted by: thepinetree on 09/23/2015 02:50 PM

    Fall Into Great Savings With Twilight Tee Times At Greenhorn Creek

    Posted by: thepinetree on 09/23/2015 02:12 PM
    Angels Camp, CA...Today marks the Autumnal Equinox, and the days will start getting shorter from here on out. Have you booked your Twilight tee time to take advantage of savings and sunlight? Twilight tee times start at 2:00 pm, Super Twilight starts at 4:00 pm!


    Aire Serv Is Ready To Serve Your Air Quality & Comfort Needs, Including A Post Butte Fire Tune Up

    Posted by: thepinetree on 09/21/2015 02:34 PM
    Valley Springs, CA...Our hearts go out to the entire community the past few weeks, and especially to those who have lost their homes in the recent fires. Sam, who many of you know, is a board member of the Calaveras Consolidated Fire Protection District. He has a couple of tops and safety checks he wants to share, “If the fire burned close to your home or you burned shrubs next to your home in a proactive manor, the heat and smoke may have caused damage to an outside air conditioning system. The excess heat can cause some insulation and wiring to melt, and the smoke and ash may clog the filters and condenser coils – affecting the home’s indoor air quality, as well as decreasing the efficiency of your system, increasing the energy consumption, and making your system work harder. All of this shortens the like of your system and we recommend you inspect your system or have a professional do this for you.”


    Michael McCratic, MFT, BCETS On Dealing With Loss & Traumatic Events

    Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2015 08:45 AM
    Murphys, CA...Michael McCratic, MFT, BCETS On Dealing With Loss & Traumatic Events. A conversation with Michael McCratic during the Butte Fire as home losses climb above 500. If you would like to reach Michael his Murphys office number is 209.728.9118.

    Let J.G. Dollar & Associates Build Your Dreams 209.795.5191

    Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2014 09:44 PM
    Arnold, CA...JG Dollar and Associates has been designing and building Custom Homes, Additions and Remodels for almost 25 years. Our experience in a wide variety of specialties and styles gives us that competitive edge and ensures that your project will benefit from a complete understanding of the building process....

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    Let Froggy's Clean & Lube Your Vehicle & Save Water!!

    Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 04:59 PM
    Angels Camp, CA.....Froggy's Auto Wash & Lube Recycles Over 60% Of Their Water! So Keep Your Car Clean, Happy & Save Water At The Same Time. Froggy's Auto Wash & Lube On Hwy 49 In Angels Camp.

    Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through October 7th

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/07/2015 09:30 PM
    San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are enclosed...

    We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!

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    Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs Through October 6th

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/07/2015 08:44 PM
    Sonora, CA....Below are the the latest Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs

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    Traffic Update....Mult-Vehicle Accident Closes Hwy 49 Closed South Of Drytown

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/07/2015 04:50 PM
    Sutter Creek, CA...There is a major traffic collision on SR-49 south of Vaira Ranch Rd, south of Drytown. with several vehicles involved. Traffic is being diverted onto old SR-49. No estimated time of re-opening.

    Rural Leader Testifies to Effects of Marijuana Cultivation on California’s Water Quality

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/07/2015 02:40 PM
    Sacramento, CA....Last week, Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Second Vice Chair and Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams testified before the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) in support of their proposed Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for medicinal cannabis cultivation. “The immediate threat to water quality posed by marijuana cultivation has increased dramatically in recent years as our rural counties have seen a continual expansion of the scale and volume of individual grow sites,” said Williams. “On behalf of California’s rural leaders, I applaud the Central Valley Water Board for taking steps to address the effects of marijuana cultivation on our state’s water quality.”

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    Traffic Update...Rollover Accident On Hwy 108 Near Little Sweden

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/07/2015 02:15 PM
    Long Barn, CA...CHP is reporting a minor injury rollover accident near Little Sweden. Please use caution in the area....

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    Calaveras County Disaster Relief Center Offers Assistance

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/07/2015 11:04 AM
    San Andreas, CA...Have you been affected by the Butte Fire? Help is available through the Disaster Relief Center (DRC), conveniently located at the Calaveras County Government Center at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas. Several government and service agencies are available to offer assistance. Fire recovery officials encourage anyone affected by the fire to visit the DRC and learn more about the available resources.

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    Democratic Presidential Debate Viewing Party & Introducing John (Jack) Garamendi, Jr.

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/07/2015 09:55 AM
    Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee (CCDCC) will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday October 13 at 5:00 PM - Round Table Pizza, 27 N. Main Street, Angels Camp. All Calaveras residents are invited to attend. The meeting will be addressed by John (Jack) Garamendi, candidate for Calaveras County Supervisor, District Two in 2016. Jack is an experienced leader and a fifth generation Calaveras resident who promises respect for our past and a vision for the future of our County..

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    State of Jefferson Town Hall Meeting San Andreas, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 sponsored by CCRP

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/07/2015 09:00 AM
    San Andreas, CA...On Wednesday, October 14th, all who live in Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne Counties are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by the Calaveras County Republican Party. Our guest speaker will be Steve Baird, representing the State of Jefferson. The meeting begins at 6:30 PM., at the Metropolitan Event Center, 55 Main Street, San Andreas. Efforts to form a 51st State have been growing in your neighboring rural counties, whose residents have grown tired of not having a voice in government, where actions and decisions are based on the voters from greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas.

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    Pink in the Night in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/07/2015 01:25 AM
    San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center ia promoting the importance of early detection of breast cancer, followed by prompt treatment, saves lives. The annual ‘Pink in the Night’ opening ceremony October 1st, in Valley Springs kicked off the month of awareness. All those who currently have breast cancer, survivors and support providers were invited to light a candle in tribute to those who are currently battling breast cancer, in remembrance of those that bravely lost their battle, or ones that have survived the disease.

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    Isiah Fowler Found Guilty In His Sister Leila Fowler's Death

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/06/2015 06:43 PM
    San Andreas, CA...Superior Court Judge Thomas Smith found 14 year old Isiah Fowler guilty in the death of his sister Leila Fowler. He will face sentencing for second degree murder on November 2nd for the April 27, 2013 stabbing death. Initially the then 12 year old told law enforcement that a grey haired intruder stabbed his 8 year old sister.

    Above is the flier for Leila's Candlelight Vigil and a photo of the crowd. On the coverage side we will always remember hearing scanner traffic of a juvenile being transported with multiple stab wounds and the air ambulance ordered for Mark Twain Medical Center's helipad and hearing the medi-flight canceled as Leila had passed away before she arrived.
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    Homeowner Shoots Suspect Fleeing From Deputies

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/06/2015 12:37 PM
    Sonora, CA...A Tuolumne County deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorcycle early this morning. Brian Reynolds of Placerville evaded deputies and led a short pursuit into a neighborhood on Cavalieri Road, where he ditched his motorcycle in some bushes. To avoid capture, Reynolds attempted to force his way into a Sonora home occupied by James St. Clair.

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    Black Mass Review: Gangster’s Paradise? ~ By Brett Bunge

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/06/2015 12:08 PM
    Hollywood, CA...Near the beginning of Black Mass, Johnny Depp, portraying Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, tells his young son that he should only “punch someone when no one is looking.” It’s an apt statement to describe the elder Bulger, who lingers in the background until it’s time to strike. It also applies to the film itself, which—while flawed—is a dark and understated crime drama that concerns itself with backroom dealings, shady meetings, and at times, shocking violence, most of it committed by Bulger himself.

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    General Mills Issues Voluntary Recall Of Cheerios & Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Produced At Its Lodi Plant

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/06/2015 10:48 AM
    Lodi, CA...General Mills is voluntarily recalling several days of production of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California facility on certain dates in July of this year because of an undeclared allergen – wheat – with potential adverse health effects. Because this recall relates to an undeclared allergen, this is a Class I product recall.

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    Let The Airola Family Fight For You

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/06/2015 10:22 AM
    San Andreas, CA..."The Airola Family has been representing people in the Motherlode since 1916. After 99 years, who has more passion than the Airola Family to fight for victims of the Butte Fire? We're fighting for our family, we're fighting for our friends, and we'll fight for you.”

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    Traffic Update...Possible Injury Accident On Hwy 49 & Center Street

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/06/2015 08:24 AM
    Mokelumne Hill, CA...CHP is reporting a pickup 20ft off the roadway and glass around vehicle and on roadway.
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    Traffic Update...Injury Accident Near Hwy 108 & OByrnes Ferry Road

    Posted by: thepinetree on 10/06/2015 08:05 AM
    Jamestown, CA...Emergency crews are working an accident on Hwy 108 & OByrnes Ferry were a Semi-Truck, Van and a street sweeper have been involved in an accident. Traffic is being affected. Please expect delays in the area...
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    5. Tuolumne County Sheriff On Potential Violence At Summerville High School
    6. Rosendo Gregory Rojas Oct. 7, 1990 – Sept. 11, 2015
    7. The Grapeful Dead Stomp The Competition & Take Top Grape Stomp Honors ~ Lots Of Video & Photos
    8. Fuddruckers to Provide Free Lunch in San Andreas Today for Residents Impacted by Butte Fire
    9. The Harvest Fest Is Underway In Copperopolis
    10. Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
    11. The Big Inaugural Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch Is Sunday From 10am – 4pm!
    12. Traffic Update...Possible Injury Accident On Hwy 26 & Overturned Van Near North Fork Bridge
    13. Presidential Weekly Address: Congress Should Do its Job and Pass a Serious Budget
    14. The Big Keepsake Ornament Debut Is This Weekend At Middleton’s Gold Crown Hallmark
    15. Bret Harte Bullfrogs Defeat Summerville Bears 29-28 Friday Night ~ Photos By Jeff Rasmussen
    16. The Big 49er Motors El Nino Sale
    17. The 2015 Grape Stomp Is Saturday! Many Of The Proceeds To Benefit Butte Fire Victims & Non-Profits
    18. Join Us Tonight For Live Streaming Of Bret Harte Football Frogs WIN 29-28
    19. Fire Update...Firefighters Working Fire Near Mitchell Mill Road & Blue Mountain Road
    20. Sonora Man Arrested After Lengthy Vehicle & Foot Pursuit
    21. Traffic Update...Hit & Run With Injuries In Sonora
    22. Tips To Help Improve Retirement Confidence
    23. Free Shopping Bags At Sierra Hills Market From Leanne Smith
    24. Lumberjack Day Is ON For Tomorrow
    25. Arnold Ace Home Center's Big Fall Sale
    26. Butte Fire Reaches 100% Containment! Final Update On Actual Fire
    27. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – October 2 to October 10
    28. Mass Shooting At Umpqua Community College
    29. Butte Fire Debris Cleanup Efforts Begin
    30. Sun Returns Tomorrow & Mostly Sunny For Grape Stomp
    31. Traffic Update...Solo Vehicle Down Embankment Near Crystal Falls Dr and American River Dr
    32. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through October 6th & Now Hiring
    33. Mark Twain Medical Center is Once Again Promoting Pink in the Night in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    34. Mokelumne Hill Butte Fire Community Meeting Live Webcast
    35. Sheriff Receives Police Executive of the Year Award
    36. Butte Fire Update....96% Containment & Mokelumne Hill Community Meeting Tonight
    37. This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – GEM!
    38. Rail Road Flat Butte Fire Community Meeting Set For October 1st
    39. Sierra Pacific Industries Thanks Contractors for their Help with Butte Fire
    40. CHS Black Cat-a-thon Special – September Only!
    41. USDA Offers Help to Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers
    42. Forbes Announces 34th Annual Forbes 400 Ranking Of The Richest Americans
    43. Local Airola Attorneys and Experts Plan Community Meeting to Provide Solutions for Butte Fire Survivors
    44. The Butte Fire Mountain Ranch Community Meeting Video 9/28/15
    45. Ironstone Concours d' Elegance 2015 Over 400 Photos & Full Video Of Awards
    46. Stoli Is Missing! Have You Seen Her? (Stoli Has Been Found)
    47. !@#$% Hits The Fan As Septic System Causes Vegetation Fire In Circle XX
    48. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through September 27th
    49. Fire Update: Structure Fire On Boro Ct.
    50. Butte Fire Reaches 95% Containment & Fire Area Returns To Local Control & Meeting Tonight In Mountain Ranch

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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.

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