Mark Twain Health Care District Sponsors 4th Annual “Golden Health Awards"
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/25/2016 03:18 PM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Health Care District (MTHCD) and Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation will host the fourth annual “Golden Health Awards" at Mark Twain Medical Center on February 8, 2017. The Golden Health Award was established in 2013 to recognize and award selected health care organizations and individuals who have made a positive impact to the health and wellness of the Calaveras County community. Health care professionals selected for nomination are chosen from Community Health Based 501 (c)(3 Organizations, Public Health Programs, and Behavioral Health Programs that operate in Calaveras County. Agencies or Organizations that operate in multiple counties are eligible for nomination, however funds received as an award or grant must be used in Calaveras County to promote the health and wellness of the community.
It Was A Grand, Grand Opening At Nexthome Utica Properties
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/25/2016 02:02 PM
Angels Camp, CA...A Grand Opening welcoming NextHome Utica Properties was held last Friday, October 21st at 4pm with On hand were many members of the community including Mayor Wes Kulm who officiated at the red-ribbon cutting ceremony and Nexthome CEO, James Dwiggins. Located at 1239 S. Main Street in downtown Angels Camp, NextHome is a new name in real estate services featuring two familiar faces in the real estate business and a growing list of associates with names that speak volumes about deep local knowledge and history of our area...
Above are Nexthome Utica Properties' Heather Donatelli, Jeff Rasmussen, Tammy Dillashaw, Kenton Airola & Nexthome CEO, James Dwiggins
Calaveras County Eases Possible Election Security Concerns
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/25/2016 01:37 PM
San Andreas, CA...Concerns are rising about electronic voting systems changing votes or the potential for hackers manipulating the votes. As the Registrar of Voters for Calaveras County the security of our Election is always my top priority. All votes in Calaveras are made on paper ballots. The ballots are then read by a scanner; either at your local polling place or at the Elections Office, but that is not where the vote counting ends. The day after the election we begin an audit often referred to as a canvass.
Long Time Friend Of Calaveras County Fair Announces Retirement
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/25/2016 12:29 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Jeff Johnson has been part of Friends of the Calaveras County Fair since its inception in 2009. He served both as the board's president, vice president and Junior Livestock Committee representative. He was instrumental in bringing back the historic Whiskerino Dinner Dance, construction of the Ranch house, water line projects and much more. Jeff has a deep love for the Fair. His passion has been evident in his accomplishments on behalf of the Fairgrounds.
Hospice Of Amador & Calaveras Receives $5,000 Grant From Sutter Health
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/25/2016 12:01 PM
Jackson, CA...Hospice of Amador & Calaveras recently received another generous grant from The Sutter Health Valley Area. The $5,000 grant supports Hospice of Amador & Calaveras’ Amador County Respite Program. The program provides additional respite care services for caregivers in Amador County.
Calaveras Residents Urged To Prevent Flu This Season With Flu Shot
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/25/2016 10:28 AM
Calaveras County, CA...Dr. Dean Kelaita, Health Officer, is urging Calaveras County Residents to get vaccinated against influenza (the flu) as soon as possible. Localized flu activity has already been reported in 1 California County, where an elderly person has died due to flu-related complications.
Prescribed Control Burn To Begin In Groveland Ranger District & Stanislaus National Forest
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/25/2016 09:32 AM
Sonora, CA...Fire crews will begin ignitions Monday, November 1st, on the China 04 Understory Burn approximately four miles northeast of Greeley Hill along Forest Road 1S29, 2S28, and 2S17 on the Groveland Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest, weather and air quality conditions permitting.
Mark Twain Medical Center Says Thank You On Behalf Of 467 Kindergarteners!
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/25/2016 09:29 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center says Thank You to our 2016 Teddy Bear Clinic Partners who helped them play host & educate 467 Kindergarteners. Thanks to California Highway Patrol San Andreas, PHI Air Medical, California Highway Patrol Air Operations, East Bay Municipal Utility District, San Andreas Fire Department, American Legion Ambulance & CAL FIRE.
Police Catch Up With Man Accused Of Felony Hit & Run
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/25/2016 09:02 AM
Murphys, CA...On 24 October 2016, an employee of a café in Murphys called the Sonora Police Department, after observing Louis Page inside the café. Page was wanted for questioning regarding a felony hit and run accident, which occurred on 18 October 2016, at the intersection of N. Washington and Elkin Streets, sending a pedestrian to the hospital with major injuries.
San Andreas, CA...On 10/18/16 at approx. 02:50 a.m. the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office received a report of a marijuana robbery on Bummerville Rd near West Point,CA. Deputies responded to the scene and took a report from one victim who reported the following information. The victim reported that a suspect arrived at the location while the victim was working trimming marijuana.
Angels Camp, CA...Rita was born in 1919 to Irish Catholic farmers in Centralia, Kansas where she lived with her ten siblings. She also met her future husband Ray, in the same small community. In 1941 they moved to Northern California where they were married. In 1951 they moved their family to San Jose where they raised four children. Rita was very involved with church and school activities. After Ray retired in 1978 they moved to Angels Camp with their son Brian. Again Rita was involved with church and community activities. Her hands were always busy, either holding a book, knitting needles or a crochet hook. Many babies were kept warm with her blankets.
Upcoming No On Measure D Meeting Being Held In Copperopolis
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/24/2016 04:25 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Learn how Measure D would affect our community and the challenges our law enforcement will face. Learn what crimes in Calaveras are related to marijuana. Can our County afford to regulate? How do marijuana grows affect the environment? Please join us for this very important issue.
Arnold, CA...or the third year in a row, the Calaveras County Commission on Aging has recognized an Ebbetts Pass community member as Volunteer Senior of the Year and, in 2016, is Pete Padelford of Arnold.
Sonora, CA...More than $200,000 was raised at Sonora Regional Medical Center’s 16th annual Joie de Vie Gala at Ironstone Vineyards on October 18, a benefit for its Cancer Patient Support Fund and new Diana J. White Cancer Institute. The sold-out crowd enjoyed a festive evening, in spite of the torrential storm that caused a brief power outage, and sent streams of water through the outdoor tent that housed the event. Gala organizer Kathrina McRee says the guests were gracious and good humored about the flooding, with some folks simply kicking off their shoes and rolling up their pant legs as the show went on. “Those of us who worked so hard to make this gala a success were worried the storm would ruin people’s evening,” she said. “But that night, we learned just how kind, generous and supportive our community is. And for days after the event, many of the guests called, emailed or came in to tell us it was the best gala ever. Best of all, we raised an impressive amount of money for a good cause.”
Project HOPE Announces New Schedule Beginning November 1st
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/24/2016 02:14 PM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce a new schedule for the Project HOPE Health Van. Beginning Tuesday, November 1, the Health Van will be available in the Walmart parking lot, located at 1101 Sanguinetti Road in Sonora, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. except holidays. On the second Tuesday of each month, the Health Van will be available at Interfaith, located at 18500 Striker Court in Sonora, rather than Walmart.
Bear Valley Now Hiring Snow Sports Instructors & Many Other Positions For 2016/17 Season
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/24/2016 01:52 PM
Bear Valley, CA...We had the pleasure to spend a few minutes with Bear Valley's Director of Education & Exploration Aaron Johnson. As we speak they are installing the new Panda Carpet for this season. They are also rolling out the red carpet for all new hires for this year. They have been busy in the off season making loads of improvements to the hill and facilities. The aforementioned Panda Carpet replacement, New Snowcats, New Snowmaking equipment & one big improvement for those needing to stay connected on the slopes is a completely new wireless internet system with a new fiber optic connection to the resort. So now a much bigger pipe to share your pictures and videos of you on the slopes. So apply now for great positions and all the fun starts Thanksgiving weekend.
Pioneer, CA... On Friday October 21st the Amador County Sheriff's Office received a call about a missing hunter in the Peddler Hill area of Highway 88. He had been out in the area with a friend hunting, but the two got separated.
John Paul Fischer, 75 from Stockton Lost His Life In Hwy 4 Collision
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/24/2016 12:42 PM
Camp Connell, CA...Fischer was stopped at the intersection of Meko Drive and SR-4, preparing to make a left turn from Meko Drive onto westbound SR-4. A Sacramento Woman was driving eastbound on SR-4 approaching Meko Drive. The collision occurred when Fischer pulled out onto SR-4 directly in front of her. She attempted to take evasive action to avoid the Toyota but subsequently the front of her Jeep collided with the drivers side of the Toyota. Both vehicles came to rest in the intersection of SR-4 and Meko Drive.
California National Guard Welcomes Congress To Waive Soldier Incentive & Bonus Debts
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/24/2016 12:29 PM
Sacramento, CA... Pertaining to the recent Los Angeles Times story on National Guard bonus recoupment, the California Military Department offers the following statement: "The bonus audit and recoupment process is a federal program governed and adjudicated by the National Guard Bureau and the Department of the Army. The California National Guard does not have the authority to unilaterally waive these debts. However, the California National Guard welcomes any law passed by Congress to waive these debts.
Knights Ferry, CA...On Your Mark Events presents its 20th Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run on Saturday, November 5, 8:45 a.m., in the historic hamlet (and it’s surroundings) of Knights Ferry, California. The Salmon Duathlon (run, bike, run) and 5K Run (two separate competitions) will benefit the preservation of the salmon natural spawning habitat in the Stanislaus River.
Dallas, TX and New York City, NY...AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire Time Warner in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the boards of directors of both companies.
San Andreas, CA..."It was brought to my attention there is a mailer out there for "Yes on measure D" with my name and a couple of quotes from me and the Sheriff’s Office Star, it would appear I am in support of measure D. To be very clear, I did NOT AUTHORIZE them to use my name or the Sheriff’s star and I am VOTE NO on Measure D. Measure D is bad for our county."
Stockton, CA...Monsignor Edward Donohoe passed away peacefully at the age of 91 in Stockton, California, October 20, 2016, Monsignor Edward Donohoe. The son of the late Michael and Ellen Donohoe, he was born in Gortermone, Carrigallen, County Leitrim, Ireland on February 20, 1925. He graduated from St. John’s College in Waterford in 1944 and was ordained to the priesthood June 18, 1950 for the Diocese of Sacramento, CA where he served as Associate Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Sonora, 1950 to 1953; St. Bernard’s Church, Eureka, 1953 to 1957; St. Patrick’s Church, Angels Camp, 1957 to 1962. Incardinated into the newly formed Diocese of Stockton in 1962, he served as Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Angels Camp, 1962 to 1980; St. Patrick’s Church, Sonora, 1980 to 1981; St. Andrew’s Church, San Andreas, 1981 to 1984; St. Michael’s Church, Stockton, 1984 to 1995; Pastor Emeritus, St. Michael’s Church, Stockton, 1995 to 2016.
Yosemite National Park, CA...Ignitions of the Mariposa Grove prescribed fire continued this past weekend with an additional 36 acres completed in the upper grove. The project consists of 137 total acres, of which 75 acres have been completed over the last couple weeks. Fire personnel will continue to monitor and patrol the grove area. The Grove is currently closed to the public because of a major restoration project; burning at this time minimizes impacts to public use.
Charter Bus & Semi Collision Result In Mass Fatalities
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/24/2016 09:28 AM
Desert Hot Springs, CA...On October 23, 2016 at approximately 5:17 A.M., a collision between a charter bus and a semi-truck resulted in 13 fatalities and 31 additional injuries. The collision occurred on westbound Interstate 10 west of Indian Canyon Road in Desert Hot Springs, CA. A semi-truck with trailer was traveling at approximately five mph due to slow traffic when the charter bus collided with the trailer from behind. The Charter bus company is USA Holiday based in Los Angeles.
PAWS 2016 International Captive Wildlife Conference
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/24/2016 04:56 AM
San Andreas, CA...The PAWS 2016 International Captive Wildlife Conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 11-12, 2016. This premier global summit addresses the confinement and use of exotic and wild animals – with a special focus on elephants, bears and big cats – and features speakers on the next wave of sanctuaries for elephants, orcas and nonhuman primates. You can expect to hear from leading voices in the fields of scientific research, sanctuary care, conservation, law, and animal welfare, policy and care.
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Fall is definitely here and SNAC Sonora, Arnold and Murphys are switched over from head to toe. Mountains of new product are pouring into all 3 SNAC shops daily! Thanks for keepin' it Local!
‘Trick or Treat Street At The Square’ Coming To Copperopolis October 31
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/22/2016 09:52 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Copperopolis Town Square – the Castle & Cooke California-owned events, shopping and entertainment gathering place in Calaveras County – will host its annual “Trick or Treat Street at the Square” on Monday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The free, family-friendly Halloween festivities are scheduled to include free candy and live music by The Kool Shifters. A costume contest will also be held with prizes awarded in four categories: Ages 1-4, Ages 5-8, Ages 9-12 and Adults. For those who wish to get a jump start on Holiday shopping, all Town Square stores will be open for business.
President Obama's Weekly Address : Taking Action to Spur Competition in the Airline Industry and Give Consumers the Information They Need
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/22/2016 09:14 AM
Washington, DC....Hi everybody. I’m going to be honest with you – one of the best parts of being President is having your own plane. And I’m going to miss it. A lot. Because up until I ran for this office, I was mostly flying coach. So I know what a pain the whole process can be – from searching for the best prices to that feeling you get when the baggage carousel stops and yours still hasn’t come out. Now, our airlines employ a lot of hardworking folks – from pilots and flight attendants to ticket agents and baggage handlers – who take pride in getting us to our destinations safely, and on time. They do good work, and we’re proud of them. But I think we all know that the system can work a little better for everybody.
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 5th Annual Wines on Main on October 22, 2016 from 3pm till 6pm on Main Street in San Andreas. This event is sponsored by the Chamber Champions Mark Twain Medical Center, Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Sonora Regional Medical Center, Hunt & Sons, Cal Tel, Sierra Pacific Industries and Mark Twain Health Care District, and AT&T.
Angels Camp Police Department K9 Leads To Arrests For Transportation & Sales of Narcotics
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/21/2016 09:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On October 19, 2016 at approximately 11:08 AM, officers from the Angels Camp Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a silver Dodge Durango on Gun Club Road near Hwy 49 in Angels Camp for expired registration and displaying false registration tabs. The two occupants of the vehicle were identified as 27 year old Angels Camp resident, Ryan Ashlock, and 43 year old Angels Camp resident, Sarah Tate.
Traffic Update....Possible Multiple Fatalities In Head On Collision On J59
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/21/2016 05:33 PM
La Grange, CA...Emergency Crews are working a horrific head on collision that may have multiple fatalities. Please use caution and expect delays in the area and additional details are below. Our thoughts and prayers are with those involved.
Proposition 64 Endangers California Water Supply ~ Letter To The Editor By Donnasue Jacobi
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/21/2016 05:27 PM
San Andreas, CA...Dear Editor, I have something to say about the Proposition 64 Marijuana prop that’s on the ballot and as a Butte Fire survivor from this past summer, I am very concerned that NO ONE has addressed the issue of water resources in the Sierra Foothills where a great deal of it is grown. Where are the feasibility reports about the devastation to our water resources?
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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.