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Thursday, May 25
All Day Help The Arnold Library Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary This Week!
03:00 PM Michele Cantrell (Daughter of Suzie Popenhagen and Don Cantrell) Memorial
05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Friday, May 26
All Day Don't Miss The Big Memorial Weekend Sale At Ebbetts Pass Lumber
All Day Help The Arnold Library Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary This Week!
08:00 AM Peddlers' Faire
08:00 AM St. Patrick's, Angels Camp Altar Society Rummage Sale
02:00 PM Meet The Authors At Arnold Branch Library On May 26
Saturday, May 27
All Day Don't Miss The Big Memorial Weekend Sale At Ebbetts Pass Lumber
All Day Help The Arnold Library Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary This Week!
08:00 AM 3rd Annual Heroes Fun Run
All Day St. Patrick's, Angels Camp Altar Society Rummage Sale
08:30 AM Calaveras Door of Hope Announces the 3rd Annual "Heroes Fun Run" and Family Fun Day May 27th, 2017 a
09:00 AM Twain Harte Chamber Chili Cook-Off
09:00 AM 39th Annual Arnold Spring Peddler's Faire
09:00 AM FREE FAMILY FUN DAY
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
06:00 PM The 2017 Sequoia Woods Country Club Saturday Patio Parties
06:30 PM Silent Movie Night Featuring "Alice in Wonderland" At Ironstone On May 27th.
06:45 PM Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester at Twisted Oak Winery May 27th
Sunday, May 28
All Day Help The Arnold Library Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary This Week!
Until 04:00 PM St. Patrick's, Angels Camp Altar Society Rummage Sale
Until 04:00 PM 39th Annual Arnold Spring Peddler's Faire
Monday, May 29
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
Wednesday, May 31
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Thursday, Jun 1
05:30 PM Calaveras Big Trees State Park UC California Naturalist Certification Course ~ June 2017
Friday, Jun 2
09:30 AM VINEYARD TOUR AND BBQ
07:00 PM Don't Miss The "First Fridays" Dinner Show With Jill Warren At Sequoia Woods
Saturday, Jun 3
09:00 AM NATURE BLITZ ~ Field Studies & Exploration At Calaveras Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
12:00 PM Chicken in a Barrel
Sunday, Jun 4
02:00 PM LECTURE "Gold Rush Medicine" by Dr. Bob LaPerriere
Monday, Jun 5
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
Wednesday, Jun 7
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
11:30 AM International Trade Development Workshop Coming To Sonora On June 7th

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Caltrans District 10 Weekly Road Report Through June 3rd.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 04:45 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The latest schedule of road repairs and maintenance that will affect your travels in our area and as you travel. Locally crews will be working on many of our roadways. Below is Caltrans plans for repairs and maintenance on local roads. It shows the route, county and location of the possible repairs. Weather and other factors can alter their schedule.

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Off Roadway & Vehicle Vs Pole

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 04:19 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...CHP is reporting couple of incidents at this time. A vehicle was driving recklessly before heading off the roadway near Hwy 26 and Campo Seco Turnpike. The second is a Subaru vs a pole near Hwy 26 and Jesus Maria. Please use caution in these areas...

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Calaveras Community Foundation Supports Meals-on-Wheels!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 03:51 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community Foundation awarded Common Ground Senior Services a $10,000 check to help support the Meals-on-Wheels program in Calaveras County. This support comes at a crucial time when there is so much uncertainty as to the future of funding at the federal level for programs aimed at assisting older adults to remain safely in their own homes and communities.

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Ebbetts & Sonora Passes to Remain Closed an Additional 3 to 5 Weeks

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 03:43 PM
Bear Valley, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced that Ebbetts Pass/State Route 4 (SR-4) and Sonora Pass/SR-108 will not open for Memorial Day weekend. While Caltrans always strives to have these mountain passes open by the holiday weekend, the impact from one of California’s wildest winters in decades is requiring a massive cleanup. SR-108 SnowCaltrans is anticipating that Ebbetts Pass and Sonora Pass will both be open within three to five weeks. Currently, eastbound travelers on Ebbetts Pass can go to the east end of Lake Alpine, while eastbound travelers on Sonora Pass can go as far as Kennedy Meadows.

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Traffic Update....Head On Collision Near Hwy 108 & Main Street

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 03:29 PM
Jamestown, CA...CHP is reporting a head on collision near Hwy 108 & Main Street in Jamestown. Luckily this is in a lower speed section so hopefully we can escape this one without it becoming another fatal. Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update...Possible Injury Collision Near Hwy 108 & Lower Twain Harte Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 02:55 PM
Twain Harte, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury collision near Hwy 108 & the lower Twain Harte Drive intersection. Please use caution in the area...

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Services On June 17th For Michael O'Keefe 1939 to 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 02:12 PM
Mountain Ranch CA...Michael O'Keefe 12-15-39 to 5-11-17 (77 years old). Born to Betty and Bill O'Keefe in Prairie Village, Kansas. This "hayseed" came to California by way of a scholarship to Stanford in Electrical Engineering. He transferred over to UC Berkeley for Police Science, then became a Berkeley police officer (later Inspector) for many years. He married and had two children. Later he married Linda. They moved to Calaveras Co. full time in 1975 where Michael worked for PG&E for many years, retiring early to work on the "ranch". He and Linda were God's stewards of a beautiful piece of land with many animals, wild and domestic. He loved nature so much.

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Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester at Twisted Oak Winery May 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 09:41 AM
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the next concert of our 2017 Twisted Folk Concert Series – Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester. "Jerry Douglas! Jerry (freakin') Douglas!!" said winery owner Jeff Stai. “I've been a fan for years, and I know there are a lot of folks who feel the same way. By way of 'Alison Krauss and Union Station', Jerry Douglas is an icon in bluegrass music, considered the best Dobro player in the world. We're delighted to be able to welcome Jerry and the Earls for one of a very few dates currently scheduled in California this year!”





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The 2017 Sequoia Woods Country Club Saturday Patio Parties

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/25/2017 09:01 AM
Arnold, CA...Make plans to join the fun at Sequoia Woods Country Club Saturday Patio Parties! Saturday May 27 Saturday September 2 JILL & the GIANTS. Saturday July 1 Saturday August 5 CHAINS REQUIRED. 2017 Saturday Patio Parties. Music & Food, Buffet Dinner from 6-7pm Live Music & Dancing from 7:30--10:30 pm. General Public: $30. Members: $24 guaranteed reservations required and taken one month before event… call 209-795-1000 (price includes dinner, music, sales tax & gratuity)

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Time To Get Ready For PaddleBlast 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2017 12:15 PM
Arnold, CA...Time to get ready for paddling season at SNAC Arnold!

Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Specials Through May 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 08:19 PM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7331 Or You may call your order in to 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order in to 209.728.3402 ext 305. 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 Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local

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Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Sierra Hills Market 209.728.3402, 117 Highway 4, Murphys. Lila and Sage Catering and Cakes 209.728.2604. Angels Food Market 209.736.4243. 396 North Main Street, Angels Camp. 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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Help The Arnold Library Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary This Week!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 06:59 PM
Arnold, CA...Stop by the Arnold Branch Library as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary 5/23-5/28. Fun for the whole family. Scavenger Hunts, prizes, snacks, story time with a fire fighter, Patron Appreciation Day and our Giant Book Sale!!!!

CCWD Applauds Supervisor Decision on Blagen Road Bridge

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 06:07 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District joined many members of the Arnold community at the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday in urging the Board to purchase a temporary bridge to cross a damaged section of Blagen Road near White Pines Park. Major storm damage in January 2017 made the portion of the roadway that crosses Big Trees Creek unsafe for public use, which cut off the primary access to White Pines Lake's recreational amenities, the Moose Lodge and Courtright Emerson Memorial Ball Park. The damaged roadway also created significant delays for emergency personnel responding to incidents at the lake and wildfires.

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Calaveras Door of Hope Announces the 3rd Annual "Heroes Fun Run" and Family Fun Day May 27th, 2017 at Ironstone Vineyards

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 05:45 PM
Murphys, CA...Calaveras Door of Hope is hosting a Fun Run and Family Day on May 27, 2017. The Heroes Fun Run will be located at Ironstone Vineyards’ Amphitheatre. The Heroes Fun Run offers three options to participate in: a 5k run, 10k run, or a 2 mile walk. There will also be a party in the park with: Live music by Dyemusica, silent auction, raffle prizes, games and activities for kids of all ages. Food will be available for purchase on the grounds. Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy the day. No outside food or drinks, please. Family Fun Day hours are from 9 AM – 2 PM. Admission is free. The 5k/10k run will start at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 7:45 a.m.); The 2 mile walk will start at 10:00 a.m. (registration at 9:00 a.m.).

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Feather Is Missing! Have You Seen Her?

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 05:41 PM
Arnold, CA...Hello. Our dog was lost this morning on her walk. We were out in Penny Pines, by the Cedar Center Entrances. Her name is Feather, she is a black and white German Shorthair Pointer. She has ticking down her body and a long tail. She is microchipped. She is very sweet and shy with strangers. She may bark at strangers but is never aggressive or mean. She loves other dogs. Her family loves her very much and misses her. If you have any information please call Danielle at 209-620-3849.


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Traffic Update...Traffic Collision On Murphys Grade Road Near French Gulch...Update Non-Injury

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 05:25 PM
Murphys, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury collision on Murphys Grade Road & French Gulch. Not known yet if it is upper or lower. Please use caution in the area.

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Big Trees Fitness Opening In Time For Summer!! Preview Tours This Weekend On Saturday & Sunday!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 04:34 PM
Arnold, CA...In a great addition to the entire Arnold ares it is exciting to announce that Big Trees Fitness is bringing a full service fitness club back to life in Arnold just in time for summer! You many have seen crews working on the health club facility and they have completed enough repairs and upgrades to open for tours this Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 4pm on Saturday & Sunday this Memorial Day Weekend!! They will open for daily operation on June 1st. The pool is filled and ready for laps, cooling off, pool parties & lounging. The weight room is ready for sets & reps. The racquetball courts are game & tournament ready. The dance floor is ready for fitness classes. The cardio equipment is ready to raise your heart rate and Big Trees Fitness is excited to open their doors.








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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through May 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 03:24 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through May 30th



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Fire Update....Grass Fire Near Bottini Apple Ranch Road on Hwy 108

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 02:55 PM
Sierra Village, CA...CHP is reporting a fire in a field near Bottini Apple Ranch Road on Hwy 108. Please use caution in the area....

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Traffic Update...Collision On Rail Road Flat Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 02:45 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...CHP is reporting a collision in Rail Road Flat Road just past the Golden Spur. Please use caution in the area...

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The Outhouse Collection Giant Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 02:30 PM
Arnold, CA...The Outhouse Collection Giant Memorial Day Weekend Sale Huge savings this weekend only. Our warehouse has been cleaned out and our shelves have been emptied for our giant parking lot sale. Take advantage of savings that start at 50% off. Furniture, gifts, decor and clothing will be greatly reduced. Friday May 26th through Sunday May 28th 10am -5pm The Outhouse Collection is located at 925 Highway 4 in Arnold across the highway from Ace Home Center. 795-2994

California Highway Patrol's Memorial Weekend MEP Starts At 6:01pm The Friday

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 02:18 PM
Sacramento, CA...Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of summer and a time when many families and travelers will be on the go. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers will take to the roads throughout the holiday weekend and will be working to save lives through seat belt education and enforcement. To help ensure the safety of all motorists, the CHP will be conducting its annual Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) throughout the state. The MEP begins at 6:01 p.m. on Friday, May 26, and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 29. Although the focus of the MEP is seat belt usage, the CHP will be closely watching for distracted drivers and those driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol.

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Don't Miss The Big Memorial Weekend Sale At Ebbetts Pass Lumber

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 01:05 PM
Arnold, CA...Don't Miss The Big Memorial Weekend Sale At Ebbetts Pass Lumber!

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Guardrail Work Continues On Hwy 108

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 12:43 PM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 (SR-108) from SR-49 to Old Wards Ferry Ward for guardrail work. Crews will be working Sunday, May 21, 2017, through Friday, May 26, 2017, from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. This is part of the $1 million SR-49/SR-108 guardrail and road improvement project, which began in March and is scheduled to finish in June. It is upgrading guardrail on a five-mile stretch of SR-49 from Hardvard Mine Road to Columbia Way and an 11-mile stretch of SR-108 from the SR-108/SR-49 junction to Heliport Road. This project is also widening the SR-108/South Washington Street intersection, so it conforms with the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.

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Silent Movie Night Featuring "Alice in Wonderland" At Ironstone On May 27th.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 12:23 PM
Murphys, CA...Ironstone Vineyards presents a Silent Movie Production of Alice in Wonderland (1915). We'll have Organist Dave Moreno playing the Alhambra Pipe Organ. Buffet dinner, popcorn during the movie, and wine available for purchase. Doors open at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm, movie at 7:30pm.

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CTC Approves $328 Million in New Transportation Funding

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 12:21 PM
Stockton, CA...In an effort to rebuild and maintain California’s infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $328 million to 88 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. This includes 41 biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state that will receive $35.8 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Embankment Near Hwy 120 & Hardin Flat Road.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 12:15 PM
Buck Meadows, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle vs and embankment with the vehicle still stuck in the embankment near Hwy 120 & Hardin Flat Road. Please use caution in the area....

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Meet The Authors At Arnold Branch Library On May 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 11:13 AM
Arnold, CA...Meet The Authors - Sponsored by the Arnold Branch Library, celebrating our 50th Anniversary! Space Is Limited, you must have a reservation. Reserve your seat NOW by calling 209-795-1009 or pick up your FREE ticket at the library BEFORE May 26. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Robin Burcell, a Clive Cussler co-author, Allison Brennan, Eileen Rendahl, and Cindy Sample - all nationally-published, award-winning Northern California mystery writers!

Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs Through May 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 11:07 AM
Sonora, CA...The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Activity Logs Through May 23rd are enclosed...

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through May 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 10:41 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are below

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The CHS Thrift BBQ Grill Raffle Is Going On Now!!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 10:20 AM
Arnold, CA...CHS Thrift BBQ Raffle is going on now. Enter for a chance to win a new Weber 22" Charcoal Grill. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Raffle will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 3pm. **You do not need to be present to win**

San Andreas SR 49 Commercial Gateway & Corridor Study Meeting On May 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 10:16 AM
San Andreas, CA...We invite you to come learn more about the plan to improve pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle safety conditions in San Andreas on May 24th!

Justin Fasano Jockeying "Kermit" Is The 2017 Frog Jump Champion & Full Finals Video & Over 200 Photos

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2017 09:00 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)...Justin Fasano Jockeying "Kermit" Is The 2017 Frog Jump Champion. Kermit jumped 18 Feet, 4 Inches for the win. Lisa Fasano Jockeying ""Spare the Air Frogger" leaped to 18 feet, 1 inch, to take the top two spots for the Gustine Frog Team who has been competing in the Frog Jump for over 60 years. They have been champions multiple times but 2017 was their first win since 2004. We have now sorted through and uploaded our photos and rendered full finals video...














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Traffic Update...Another Fatality On Our Local Roads

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 09:02 PM
San Andreas, CA...CHP is reporting that a male has been found on side of the roadway near Hwys 12 & 49. A motorcycle may be in the area as well. Tragically it appears the body may have been there for a few days. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased's family and friends..

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Supervisors Vote 5-0 To Order Temporary Blagen Road Bridge For White Pines Park, Moose Lodge, Emergency Services & More!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 02:34 PM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors just voted 5-0 to move funds around enough for the county to order the temporary bridge to get White Pines Park the Moose Lodge and fully operational again. This should allow for full use for the bulk of the summer season. The final resolution varries slightly from what follows..."Adopt a Resolution to Direct the County Administrative Officer to identify funds for reimbursement to Public Works Roads and Bridges for the purchase and installation of a temporary bridge at Main Street (Blagen Road) crossing Big Trees Creek in White Pines. 2. Direct the Public Works Director to purchase a pre-engineered, manufactured bridge and execute contracts necessary to install, construct temporary approach roadways and place appropriate facilities for the installation of a temporary bridge. 3. Direct staff to process the purchase and installation of the temporary bridge to maximize the potential for Federal and State reimbursement. 4. Include temporary bridge in County’s Capital Asset inventory."





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Increase in DUI Arrests By ACPD For 2017 Fair Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 11:59 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee was this past weekend, from 05/18 through 05/21/17. Five (5) arrests for driving under the influence were made during this time period; one (1) on 05/19, four (4) on 05/20, and one (1) on 05/21. The DUI arrest on 05/19 occurred as a result of solo vehicle accident that occurred on Gardner Lane south of Dogtown Road. Last year (2016) during the same four-day fair time period, only one (1) DUI arrest was made.


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Stolen Toyota 4Runner Recovered, Stolen Left Handed Callaway Clubs Still Missing

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 11:35 AM
Angels Camp, CA...On 05/22/17 at approximately 11:20 AM the Angels Camp Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle, a 2004 Toyota 4Runner, was taken from the 600 block of S. Main Street, some time after 8:30 PM on 05/21/17. At approximately 12:40 PM on 05/22, the vehicle was located by the police department parked on the shoulder of SR 4 between SR 49 and Foundry Lane. Due to mechanical issues reported by the owner, the suspect was unable to make it very far.


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Learn All About Investment Basics From Brian Tewksbury

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 10:50 AM
San Andreas, CA...Learn all about Investment Basics with Brian Tewksbury TOMORROW from 4-6PM at Mark Twain Medical Center Classroom #2! RSVP with the Chamber office at 209-754-5400

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Supervisors Proclaim May 21 - 28, 2017 as Arnold Branch Library Week in Calaveras County.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 10:00 AM
San Andreas, CA...From Calaveras County Librarian, Nancy Giddens. "Every successful venture has people who make it a success. Over the 50 years we celebrate this year, many people have worked hard to make the Arnold Branch Library a success. Although I have served as Calaveras County Librarian for just a year, it quickly became clear to me that the current success of the Arnold Branch Library is due primarily to the vision, passion and commitment of Fran Devlin, the Branch Assistant who has served that branch since 2008. Fran works tirelessly to serve the community of Arnold. Bonnie Doiel who serves on Fridays and Saturdays also gives great energy and enthusiasm to the branch. Both work with and through the community and the Arnold Friends of the Library group. Without them this branch would not be what it is today. Thank you Fran and Bonnie."



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Traffic Update....Collision Near Hwy 108 & Lime Kiln Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 09:06 AM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a collision blocking lanes near Hwy 108 & Lime Kiln. Please use caution in the area...

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Possible Witness Sought for Information on Fatal Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 08:52 AM
San Andreas, CA – On May 19, 2017, San Andreas CHP Officers investigated a solo fatal traffic collision on Ospital Road, north of Live Oak Road in the Wallace area. There were no witnesses to the traffic collision, however officers have identified a possible witness vehicle using a security camera located just north of the collision scene. Officers believe that the driver of this vehicle could provide information about the collision and is only being sought as a witness, not a suspect.


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Friends Helping Friends With Pine Needles In Arnold

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 08:47 AM
Arnold, CA...On May 22, 2017, six ladies got together in Arnold to help one of their friends with her yard clearing. The deadline for clearing pine needles from our lots is Memorial Day weekend. One of the daughter’s said, Mom this is a news worthy event, because of your ages. Yes, we are all 69 to 80 years young!


Left to right: Shari Gong, Shirley Stroble, Sherry Tittle, Karen Davis, Pat Penrod, Vicki LaKatos
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Prime Minister Theresa May On Terrorist Attack in Manchester That Killed 22

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 07:42 AM
London, UK...I have just chaired a meeting of the government’s emergency committee COBR, where we discussed the details of – and the response to – the appalling events in Manchester last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, and the families and friends of all those affected. It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester, and of this country, have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack – an attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation.

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Jillian Salvitti Crowned Miss Calaveras 2017! Over 100 Photos & Contest Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 03:55 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)...Seven accomplished young women from across Calaveras County vied for the title of Miss Calaveras County 2017 at the 2017 Miss Calaveras County Pageant. These young women participated in four phases of competition, including a personal interview, a health and fitness demonstration, a talent segment, and an evening gown speech. The winner Jillian Salvitti now joins history, as 2017 celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Miss Calaveras program, which began as the Belle of the Camp competition in 1937. Former Miss Calaveras winners - also known as "frog queens" - were part of a special opening presentation, walking the stage in their tiaras once again to celebrate the program's legacy.








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Blagen Road Repairs, Appointing A New Building Official & More On Tap For Supervisors Tomorrow. (Meeting Live Streaming Now)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 11:52 AM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are back in action tomorrow and one of the items on the agenda is the repairs needed to get the Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge and White Pines Park & Lake fully operational again. Adopt a Resolution to Direct the County Administrative Officer to identify funds for reimbursement to Public Works Roads and Bridges for the purchase and installation of a temporary bridge at Main Street (Blagen Road) crossing Big Trees Creek in White Pines. 2. Direct the Public Works Director to purchase a pre-engineered, manufactured bridge and execute contracts necessary to install, construct temporary approach roadways and place appropriate facilities for the installation of a temporary bridge. 3. Direct staff to process the purchase and installation of the temporary bridge to maximize the potential for Federal and State reimbursement. 4. Include temporary bridge in County’s Capital Asset inventory.


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Butte Fire Claims May Expire Soon!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/08/2017 09:36 AM
San Andreas, CA...Airola Butte Fire Attorneys in San Andreas is ready to help. We are a team of lawyers fighting for the rights of property owners in Amador and Calaveras Counties. The Airola family has been serving the legal needs of the Motherlode for 99 years. Now, in the aftermath of the Butte fire, the community has more legal issues than ever. We have assembled our own team of statewide attorneys and experts in wildfire litigation to help.

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Traffic Update...Injury Collision Near Shaws Flat & Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 01:55 PM
Columbia, CA...CHP is reporting an injury collision near Shaws Flat & Hwy 49. Please use caution in the area and let's be careful out there.


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Melissa Esparza Crowned 2017 Calaveras Saddle Queen

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 01:28 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On opening day of the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee eight equestrians competed for the 2017 Saddle Queen title. After a very tough competition Melissa Esparza was chosen as Saddle Queen for 2017. She was followed by 1st princess Morgan Danfelt and 2nd princess Jamie Brimmer.


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Michele Cantrell 1960 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 12:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA..For Michele Cantrell, born November 24th, 1960 to Suzie Popenhagen and Don Cantrell. Related to the Porovich family as well, Michele passed away peacefully among loved ones May 17th, 2017. Her services will be in Angels Camp's Serbian cemetery on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 3pm where she and her brother, Donald 'Kelly' Cantrell may be placed to rest.

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Cecine Bunn Stadden Passed Away At 92

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 12:18 PM
San Andreas, CA...Cecine Bunn Stadden passed away at her daughter’s home in Calaveras county among family on March 16th, 2017. She was 92 years old. Cecine was born Cecine Elizabeth Cole in Springfield, Illinois. In her younger years, she hunted with her brothers, drove an ambulance, attended art school in Colorado. She loved new projects such as learning computers or repairing radios. Sometimes these objects broke after her involvement, but that never stopped her. Cecine was a lifelong artist, specializing in watercolors. In addition, she enjoyed sculpture, China painting, cartooning, pen and ink drawing, and colored pencil botanical illustration. She liked taking road trips, was an avid reader, and a big fan of computer Mahjong. Cecine had a whimsical - and on occasion, tactless - sense of humor. Her long life was attributed to good quality scotch, salmon, lots of candy and raw cashews.

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