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Sunday, Oct 4
Until 04:00 PM Halloween at the Cavern Each Weekend in October at Moaning Cavern Park
02:00 PM Lecture "Logging in the Mother Lode" by John Hofstetter
All Day Susie's Diner "Graffiti Night"
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Monday, Oct 5
All Day Susie's Diner "Graffiti Night"
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
06:30 PM Learn to Square Dance in 10 Easy Lessons
Tuesday, Oct 6
All Day Susie's Diner "Graffiti Night"
06:00 PM Pupusas: Salvadorean Tacos Cooking Class
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Wednesday, Oct 7
All Day Susie's Diner "Graffiti Night"
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Oct 8
All Day Susie's Diner "Graffiti Night"
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Friday, Oct 9
09:00 AM 38th Annual Heirloom Quilt Faire
All Day Susie's Diner "Graffiti Night"
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Saturday, Oct 10
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
All Day Susie's Diner "Graffiti Night"
06:00 PM Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181

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The Big Inaugural Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch Is Sunday From 10am – 4pm!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 10:04 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Come on out to our 1st Annual Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch on Sunday October 4th, 10-4pm! Peppermint Carriage Co. will be providing free Horse and Buggy rides around The Square! Photo ops for the entire family! Face Painting, Bounce House, Arts and Crafts for The Kids and Bob The Balloon Guy will be here! Old Skool Pie-Pizza, Smokin' Barrel Cafe, Stacy's Famous Tacos and Chile will be here with Yummy Foods! Cipponeri Family Farms will be bringing a huge variety of Pumpkins, Gourds, Haybales, Corn Stalks and of course Yummy Fall Fruits and Veggies! Our vendors will have your favorite Fall Foods, Jams and Jellies, Fresh Baked Goods, Honeys, Crafts, Home Decor, Live Music by The Shakers playing Roots Music, Blues, Country and Rockabilly! Fun Activities Planned for the Kids! A Great Day for The Entire Family!


Traffic Update...Possible Injury Accident On Hwy 26 & Overturned Van Near North Fork Bridge

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/03/2015 11:42 AM
West Point, CA...Hwy 26 seems to be the trouble spot this morning. There is a possible injury accident near Red Corral Road and an overturned van near the North Fork Bridge. Please use caution in these areas....

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Presidential Weekly Address: Congress Should Do its Job and Pass a Serious Budget

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/03/2015 11:32 AM
Washington, DC... Hi, everybody. Yesterday, we learned that our businesses created another 118,000 new jobs in September. That makes 67 straight months of job creation, and 13.2 million new jobs in all. But we would be doing even better if we didn’t have to keep dealing with crises in Congress every few months. And especially at a time when the global economy is softening, our own growth could slow if Congress doesn’t do away with harmful austerity measures.

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The Big Keepsake Ornament Debut Is This Weekend At Middleton’s Gold Crown Hallmark

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/03/2015 09:19 AM
Angels Camp, CA…This Weekend, at Middleton’s Gold Crown Hallmark capture the memories and share the fun at Keepsake Ornament Debut!! Join Middleton’s Hallmark to Celebrate and be the first to see over 100 New Memories!! Barbie’s Back First In Series! Hear the sound of the Holiday Darth Vader, Frozen’s Let It Go and a Classic Guitar The Plays Feliz Navidad! So bring home the traditions that bring you together at Middleton’s Gold Crown Hallmark Debut This Saturday, 9-5 & Sunday 11-4 in Angels Camp In The Mark Twain Shopping Center! Middleton’s Gold Crown Hallmark Where You Get Rewards Every Time You Shop!!

Bret Harte Bullfrogs Defeat Summerville Bears 29-28 Friday Night ~ Photos By Jeff Rasmussen

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/03/2015 08:25 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Bret Harte Bullfrogs hosted the Summerville Bears in a Mother Lode League Football match up Friday night. After falling into a two touchdown hole early in the game the Frogs clawed their way back into the game and held off the Bears in a last minute try for a two point conversion. It was a great win for Bret Harte.

We would like to thank Jeff Rasmussen for the great photos below. Click above to view them and many more at the original resolution sent in if parents or friends want to save them.

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The Big 49er Motors El Nino Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 05:53 PM
49er Motors Pre- El Nino Sale. All the forecasts are calling for a wet winter, come on down today and get into a new Car, Truck or SUV today. We have many 4x4 and AWD vehicles in stock and ready for new homes. We can finance most anyone from terrible to great credit. Our service center services all makes and models, we can do everything from simple oil changes to engine and transmission replacements. Call for an appointment today.209-736-4949

2007 Cadillac Sts AWD, V8 4.6L 320hp, Adaptive Cruise Control, Navigation,Heated & Cooling Front Seats, Heated Back Seats, Steering Wheel Controls W/Heated Steering Wheel, Leather, Moonroof, Dual Power Seats, Dvd/Mp3 Cd Player W/Bose Speakers, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Keyless Start. Full-Size Luxury Car, Nimble Road Feel For This Size Of Car, Powerful Engine, All Wheel Drive Ready For All Adventures With Bose Stereo Is One Of The Best In Its Class. ON SALE $11,949 VIN:1G6DC67A270123175

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 VIN:2HNYD28417H532805

2011 Chevrolet HHR LT, 4 Cyl 2.2L 155 Hp Flex Fuel FWD, Traction Control, Keyless Entry, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Mp3 Cd Player, Dual Air Bags W/ F&R Head Curtain Air Bags, Power Driver Seat. These HHR's Have Distinctive Styling; Supple Ride & Versatile And Roomy Interior.

2007 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x4 Quad Cab, V8 4.7L Magnum, NEW TIRES, Power Windows, Power Doorlocks, Rear Slidng Window, Cruise Control, Fog Lights, Bed Liner, Single Disc Cd Player. The Dakota Has The Dodge Power In A Perfect Size Truck Fit For Anyone!!!! ON SALE $14,449 VIN:1D7HW48N27S164931

2008 Dodge Ram 2500 HEMI 4x4 Quad Cab,V8 5.7L 330.Hp, BRAND NEW TOYO TIRES!! Cd Player, Air Conditioner, Cruise Control, Rear Slider Window, Power Windows, Power Locks, Bedliner, Tow Package. Come Check Out This Hemi Powered Truck Before Its Gone! ON SALE $19,949 VIN:3D7KS28D18G205295

2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali ONE OWNER 1500 AWD, V8 6.0L 335hp, 3rd row seating, Power Windows, Power DoorLocks, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, Navigation System w/Multi Disc Cd Player, Dvd System, Leather Interior, Moonroof, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, Towing Package. Hard To Find Color Thats This Clean And Only Having One Owner Wont Last Long!!!!!! ON SALE $15,949 VIN:1GKFK66U15J215149

2010 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, V6 4.0L 236hp 4x4, Tow Package W/trailer Brake Installed, Bedliner W/Adjustable Tie Downs, Back Up Cam In Rear View Mirror, Power Windows/Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Cruise Control, Toyota Bluetooth Set Up, JBL Stereo & Speakers W/Built In Subwoofer, Aux Hookup, Side Curtain Airbags, Lots Of Service Records. ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX On The Legendary Toyota Truck You Dont Want To Miss This ON SALE $25,949 VIN:5TEMU4FNXAZ708273
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The 2015 Grape Stomp Is Saturday! Many Of The Proceeds To Benefit Butte Fire Victims & Non-Profits

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2015 02:46 PM
Murphys, CA ~ The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance joins with all of Calaveras County in thanking the firefighters and emergency personnel, many of whom are still on the job or on fire lines, for their heroic efforts in fighting the Butte Fire. Like everyone, we mourn for the lives taken by all the fires, and the loss of homes and property suffered by so many. We are so grateful that the Highway 4 corridor is untouched by the fire and that our wineries and tasting rooms are open and operating. The 22nd Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp will go on as planned on October 3rd in Murphys Park. To support those left in need after the fire, proceeds from the sale of Grape Stomp T-Shirts will be donated to the Calaveras Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. And, as always, all proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to local non-profit groups, many of whom are also involved in disaster relief.


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Join Us Tonight For Live Streaming Of Bret Harte Football Frogs WIN 29-28

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 05:31 PM
San Andreas, CA....Join us tonight for Live MLL Football as Summerville Bears visit the Bret Harte Bullfrogs. We will be streaming the Varsity Game starting between 7:30 & 8pm

Fire Update...Firefighters Working Fire Near Mitchell Mill Road & Blue Mountain Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 05:16 PM
West Point, CA...Firefighters from ground and air are working a smoldering 1 1/2 acre vegetation fire. They will get this one taken care of quickly.


Sonora Man Arrested After Lengthy Vehicle & Foot Pursuit

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 05:12 PM
Sonora, CA...Sonora's Matthew Dale Miller was arrested for Evading Arrest, DUI, Drug Possession & outstanding warrants after an eventful vehicle chase and foot pursuit. Yesterday at 6:37pm a Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputy initiated pursuit of a suspect in a 93 Acura Integra for a speed violation. The TSO Deputy lost sight of the suspect in the Twain Harte area.

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Traffic Update...Hit & Run With Injuries In Sonora

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 02:43 PM
Sonora, CA...Law enforcement is on hand and investigating an incident where a brown pickup sped through a gate near the entrance to Apple Valley Estates. The gate hit and injured a person.

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Tips To Help Improve Retirement Confidence

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 02:32 PM
Murphys, CA...Click Below To Watch A Video On Tips to Help Improve Retirement Confidence

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Free Shopping Bags At Sierra Hills Market From Leanne Smith

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 02:07 PM
Murphys, CA...Excited to announce a new partnership with my company and the Crowshaw family that owns Sierra Hills market and Angels Food market. We have been working on this project for a couple of months. We both wanted to do something that would serve our community. So we came up with the idea of shopping bags, because of the 1,000"s of plastic shopping bags that are used every month at his families stores. We did our research and discovered that 95% of those bags are not recycled, and that there is a huge impact on our environment here in Calaveras county! So, Starting today when you go into the Murphys store you will see a display by the magazines. It's for a FREE shopping bag. If you use one of these bags just 11 times you are making a huge difference in our environment! You can also find a schedule of free classes for the month of October. Additional racks will be at the murphys health food store and angels food market in the next few weeks.


Butte Fire Debris Cleanup Updates

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

Lumberjack Day Is ON For Tomorrow

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2015 10:06 AM
West Point, CA...Hey everyone in Amador & Calaveras Counties, this Saturday is the 41st Lumberjack Days in West Point! Come join us for the day. The Butte Fire affected us all. Many of us were brought together at the Jackson Rancheria evacuation center. As Red Cross volunteers and evacuees ourselves, we watched one town after another enter the Rancheria and then get to leave.

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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!


Arnold Ace Home Center's Big Fall Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2015 11:43 PM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Home Center has everything you need for your home for fall. There are pages and pages of savings below....

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Butte Fire Reaches 100% Containment! Final Update On Actual Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2015 10:55 PM
San Andreas, CA...As of 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1st the Butte Fire was 100% contained, at 70,868 acres. There are no road closures, and all evacuations have been lifted. From this point forward, there will be no further updates on the Butte Fire. To report smoke or hot spots in the Butte Fire area, please call 209 754-1187. To report damage to fences or roads that was caused by fire suppression activity, not the fire itself, please call 209-754-2708.

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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – October 2 to October 10

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2015 12:28 PM
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.”

EPVC Schedule 10-2-15
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Mass Shooting At Umpqua Community College

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2015 11:48 AM
Roseburg, OR...According to Oregon State Police as many as 15 casualties at Umpqua Community College as the result of a mass shooting. The initial reports started coming in before 10:45am.

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Butte Fire Debris Cleanup Efforts Begin

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2015 10:58 AM
San Andreas, CA...Beginning Wednesday, September 30, the Calaveras County Environmental Management Agency initiated efforts under the CalRecycle-Calaveras County Butte Fire Debris Removal Project by sending in teams from the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to remove household hazardous waste and conduct asbestos assessment and sampling from all residential properties in the areas affected by the Butte Fire. Work will begin in the following areas and progress through the affected areas: The western portion of Jesus Maria Road. The southern portion of Mountain Ranch Road

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Sun Returns Tomorrow & Mostly Sunny For Grape Stomp

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2015 09:50 AM
Murphys, CA...A bit of rain to wash the ash & keep the dust of the Butte Fire down as those affect start rebuilding their lives. A reminder that grass & trees will grow again and all will be green in spring again. Today Rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 46 to 61 higher elevations...57 to 69 lower elevations. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers in the evening. Colder. Lows 35 to 50 higher elevations...44 to 56 lower elevations. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight. Friday Sunny...warmer. Highs 56 to 71 higher elevations... 71 to 79 lower elevations. Prevailing northeast winds up to 15 mph. Friday Night Clear. Lows 38 to 53 higher elevations...48 to 61 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds up to 15 mph. Saturday Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 54 to 69 higher elevations...65 to 77 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds up to 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.

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Traffic Update...Solo Vehicle Down Embankment Near Crystal Falls Dr and American River Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2015 09:10 AM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a Solo Vehicle Down Embankment Near Crystal Falls Dr and American River Dr. Please use caution in the area.

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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through October 6th & Now Hiring

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/01/2015 08:52 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 Join our Team! Cashiers and Deli Staff, part-time full-time. Come in and ask for an application

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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Mark Twain Medical Center is Once Again Promoting Pink in the Night in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/25/2015 08:44 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be promoting the importance of early detection of breast cancer, followed by prompt treatment, saves lives. The entire community is invited to participate in the annual ‘Pink in the Night’ opening ceremony October 1st, in Valley Springs at the Terrace’s (Common Grounds) at 7:00pm. All those who currently have breast cancer, survivors and support providers will be able 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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Mokelumne Hill Butte Fire Community Meeting Live Webcast

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2015 05:56 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...We are streaming tonight's Butte Fire Community Meeting. It will get underway at 6pm


Sheriff Receives Police Executive of the Year Award

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2015 02:26 PM
Sonora, CA...On September 22nd 2015 Tuolumne County Sheriff James W. Mele was honored by the California Association of Tactical Officers at their conference in Los Angeles. He was presented with the prestigious, Daryl F. Gates Memorial Police Executive of the Year Award, “for his commitment and leadership to the field of SWAT and helping Raise the Bar of SWAT training and Tactical Responses.”

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Butte Fire Update....96% Containment & Mokelumne Hill Community Meeting Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2015 01:47 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Butte Fire Information / Recovery line has been changed to 209-754-5527. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 transitioned Command to the Amador-El Dorado and the Tuolumne-Calaveras Units at 10:00 AM. A Community Meeting will be held at 6 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Mokelumne Hill Town Hall, 8283 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245.

Donations may be sent to the Foundation at PO Box 1436, Angels Camp, 95222, or by using the PayPal button on its website: Please indicate “DRF” on your checks or in the PayPal comment box. For further information, call the Foundation Office at 209/736-1845.
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This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – GEM!

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2015 07:11 AM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market. THE ADOPTION CENTER IS OPENING A DAY EARLY THIS WEEK! We will be open WED. through SAT., 10 am–5 pm (Sept 30th - Oct. 3rd). Come in and meet Gem and loads of other fabulous feline friends. Our Angels Camp Adoption Center is closed this week, so Arnold is the place to be!

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Rail Road Flat Butte Fire Community Meeting Set For October 1st

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2015 06:47 AM
Rail Road Flat, CA...CAL FIRE will conduct a community meeting in Calaveras County to provide information on the Butte Fire. Representatives will be on hand to address community needs and answer questions: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. Railroad Flat Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room 298 Railroad Flat Road Railroad Flat, CA 95248


Sierra Pacific Industries Thanks Contractors for their Help with Butte Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2015 06:40 AM
Anderson, CA -- Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) today expressed gratitude to local logging and road construction contractors who took tremendous risks to help control the Butte Fire that burned in Calaveras County, CA this month. During the fire, logging and road building contractors, timber fallers, trucking companies, and other related businesses mobilized equipment to various locations which proved to be critical to limiting the spread of fire. “These businesses and individuals made great sacrifices of time and effort, and in most cases took time off from their primary business activity to build fire lines for the protection of communities threatened by the Butte Fire” said SPI District Forest Manager Tim Tate. “We applaud the courageous efforts of local, state, and federal fire fighters, but the contractors also deserve credit for the work they accomplished,” he added.

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CHS Black Cat-a-thon Special – September Only!

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/24/2015 09:34 AM
Calaveras Humane Society’s annual Black Cat-a-thon Special is underway​ and will be over soon​! During the month of September the adoption donation for “Parlor Panthers” who are black or mostly black ​is significantly reduced! Our black cats will be off the market for the month of October to avoid any associations with Halloween, so this will be their last chance for adoption before they become temporarily unavailable. Choose to adopt a Parlor Panther this September​!​ You’ll be so glad you did!

CLICK FLYER to view our Kitty Catalog and find eligible cats

Dunn Well Service 209.736.2186

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

USDA Offers Help to Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/21/2015 04:28 PM
Washington, DC...The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires in Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington State that USDA has programs to assist with their recovery efforts.

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Forbes Announces 34th Annual Forbes 400 Ranking Of The Richest Americans

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/29/2015 11:50 PM
New York, NY...The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2015 ranking of the richest people in America, “The Forbes 400” (p. 130 of the October 19, 2015 Forbes magazine issue), is $2.34 trillion, up from $2.29 trillion in 2014 and the highest ever. The average net worth of a Forbes 400 member is an astounding $5.8 billion, the highest to date, up from $5.7 billion last year. Net worth increased for 202 members and decreased for 119 members. The cost of admission to the 2015 list was the highest ever at $1.7 billion, up from $1.55 billion a year ago.

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Local Airola Attorneys and Experts Plan Community Meeting to Provide Solutions for Butte Fire Survivors

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/24/2015 03:47 PM
San Andreas, CA...Following the devastating Butte Fire, many of the displaced Calaveras and Amador County residents are seeking help and guidance regarding steps they can take to begin rebuilding their lives. In an effort to provide advice and answer questions, a town hall meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the San Andreas Town Hall, located at 24 Church Hill Road, San Andreas, CA 95259 from 6pm to 9pm. "The Airola Family has lived in Calaveras County since the 1870's," said Steven Airola, of Airola & Airola. "Our community has never experienced such a devastating tragedy.”

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The Butte Fire Mountain Ranch Community Meeting Video 9/28/15

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/29/2015 12:01 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...We attended the Butte Fire Mountain Ranch Community Meeting at ground zero of much of the destruction of the Butte Fire. It is also where you see a great outpouring of community spirit helping those who have lost so much to start working their way back to normalcy. Our video picks up just after Cal-Fire had given their update and where community members talk of their efforts and needs. Similar subject matter as the San Andreas meeting but now details are being fleshed out and next week actual work starts on debris and hazardous materials removal starts. We saw several local contractors there speaking with CalRecyle reps and getting things lined up so they can help with the big clean up before the rebuilding can begin.


Ironstone Concours d' Elegance 2015 Over 400 Photos & Full Video Of Awards

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2015 04:15 PM
Murphys, CA...Best of Show for 2015 went to Michael King for his 1932 Ford B-150 Station Wagon. It was his father's car and he did most of the restoration work himself. The very first event we covered for was the Ironstone Concours d' Elegance. It always has a special place on the calendar for us and we try to take a picture or two of every entrant in the event. We also have the Awards Ceremony in HD Video. This event showcases the cars and Ironstone Vineyards as the works of art that they are.

Click Above To Go To Article With Full Screen Slideshow. Full Awards Ceremony Is Below

Stoli Is Missing! Have You Seen Her? (Stoli Has Been Found)

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2015 03:01 PM
Murphys, CA...LOST Dog! "Stoli", a white female husky. She is wearing a collar with tags and she is chipped. Missing since the evening of Sunday, 9-27-15 from Brice Station Rd. Please call with any info 209-728-1005 or 209-768-4617.

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!@#$% Hits The Fan As Septic System Causes Vegetation Fire In Circle XX

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2015 10:19 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Firefighters from multiple agencies made quick work of a vegetation fire in the 7800 Block of Riata Way. Initially the fire in the Circle XX Subdivision was a structure threat but quick work kept it to an acre of grass and $200 in damages. A mechanical failure on an engineered septic system caused the conflagration. Details of the Departments and equipment involved is below..

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through September 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2015 09:03 AM
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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Fire Update: Structure Fire On Boro Ct.

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2015 08:10 AM
Arnold, CA...Crews are working a fully involved structure on Boro Ct. Please use caution in the area...(Update...contained to home with no spread to vegetation.)


Butte Fire Reaches 95% Containment & Fire Area Returns To Local Control & Meeting Tonight In Mountain Ranch

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2015 07:36 AM
San Andreas, CA...As of 9 AM on Monday, September 28, 2015 the Butte Fire Information / Recovery line will change to 209-754-5527. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 will transition Command to the Amador El Dorado and the Tuolumne Calaveras Units at 10:00 AM. A Community meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, September 28, 2015 at the Mountain Ranch Community Club, 8049 Washington Street, Mountain Ranch, CA.

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Huge September Inventory Reduction Sale At 49er Motors

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/25/2015 04:35 PM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors end of September Inventory reduction sale! Come in today and let us put you behind the wheel of a Car, Truck or SUV. We can finance most anyone from Great to terrible credit!! Don't forget that our service center performs services on all makes and models from oil changes to engine swaps and everything in between!! We are running an Air Conditioner service special for $69.49. Call for an appointment and let us get your car back in shape today!

2012 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4x4 DoubleCab, ONE OWNER, V6 4.0L 236Hp, Power Locks, Power Windows, Rear Sliding Window, Towing Package, Steering Wheel Controls, Handsfree phone System, Mp3 Cd Player W/Aux Hook Up, Back Up Cam, Fog Lights. This Is The Legendary Toyota Truck and wont last long. You Dont Want To Pass This One Up !!!! ON SALE $26,949 VIN:3TMMU4FN8CM038867

2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD, CLEAN CAR FAX V6 3.0L 264Hp Flex Fuel, Leather, Backup Camera, Premium sound, LIKE NEW, VERY well maintained!! Premium look inside and out; quiet cabin with lots of storage bins; spacious and adjustable backseat; comfortable ride. ON SALE $19,949 VIN:2GNFLGE59C6197459

2003 Chevrolet S-10 Ext Cab 4x4,NEW TIRES, ONE OWNER,V6 4.3L 190 hp, hard to find Manual Transmission, Mp3 Aux Hookup Stereo, Perfect Compact Truck With 4 Wheel Drive That You Dont Want To Miss Out On !!!!! ON SALE $7449 VIN:1GCDT19X938244217

2005 Dodge Magnum SXT AWD, V6 3.5L 250 Hp, Leather Interior, Power Driver Seat, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cd/Cassette Am/Fm Stereo, Fog Lights, Aggressively Handsome Wagon Body Style, Quiet Ride, Roomy Interior, With All-Wheel Drive. ON SALE $7949 VIN:2d4gz48v65h688698

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS, GAS SAVER!!!!! Front Wheel Drive, keyless entry, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Mp3 Cd Player, Aux Hookup, Tilt Wheel, Power Steering. This Is A Like New Car That You Wont Have To Spend All Your Time Filling It Up!!!! ON SALE $11,949 VIN:5NPDH4AE9DH384249

2011 Subaru Forester X, 4 Cyl 2.5L AWD, ONE OWNER CLEAN CAR FAX-Power Windows, Power Locks, Keyless Entry, Automatic Transmission W/Sport Shift, Mp3 Cd Player W/Aux Hookup, Cruise Control. This Is The Reliable Subaru Everyone Loves With Roomy Cabin With Ample Cargo Space; Comfortable Ride !!!!!!! ON SALE $18,449 VIN: JF2SHBBC6BH779804

Dog & Goat Missing On Doe Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/27/2015 02:30 PM
West Point, CA...A White & Tan Goat and a White Pyrenees Dog are missing on Doe Road in the West Point area. If you have seen one or both of this wandering pair call 209.256.6861

What to Expect During the FEMA Housing Inspection Process

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/27/2015 02:14 PM
Sacramento, CA...After residents in Lake and Calaveras Counties affected by the Valley and Butte Fires apply for federal disaster assistance for damage to their homes, the next step is a housing inspection. A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspector will contact you to schedule an appointment 7-10 days after registration. The inspection is needed to verify and assess damages listed in your application. The inspection generally takes 30-40 minutes and consists of a general inspection of the home. There is no fee for the inspection....

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Copperopolis Town Square's "Market At The Square" Sunday From 10-3! Music Sponsored By CalTel (Last Full Market Of Season)

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/26/2015 08:02 AM
Copperopolis, CA...This Sunday will be the last Market at The Square for the season, 10-3! Next Sunday, October 4th is our 1st Annual Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch! This Sunday at Market we will have Lots of farm fresh fruits and veggies, arts and crafts, baked goodies, mustards, jams, jellies, pies, honeys, handmade items, boutique clothing, candles, children's books, used books, jewelry, soaps, metal art, Tupperware, Kettle Korn, Shaved Ice, Old Skool Pie Pizza, Staceys Tacos and Chili, Hardy Appetize Quesadillas and Salads and much more!! This weeks music will be Keno Rojas sponsored by CALTEL! Hope to see you there!


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2nd Annual Angels Camp Gold Run Is Sept 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2015 12:35 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Enjoy the Sierra Foothills on a 5K/10K race through the historic town of Angels Camp. Proceeds will benefit the students of Mark Twain Elementary School. This race will kick off with a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:00am. 5K & 10K will start at 8:30. All races begin in historic downtown Angels Camp at The Visitors Center. The race will conclude at Utica Park in Angels Camp. Along the race route, runners will enjoy many scenic and historic elements along the way to include Angels Creek, Gold Cliff, Lightner Mine, views of Bear Mountain and Greenhorn Creek Golf Course. It is not uncommon to spot grazing deer, wild turkeys, an abundance of birds and our resident cattle and horses.

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Vegetation Fire In Copperopolis

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/26/2015 07:38 PM
Copperopolis, CA....Crews are working a vegetation fire on Riata Way in the Circle XX subdivision. One acre in they are throwing quite a few resources at it and should be able to keep it under 5 acres or so. No structures threatened. Great job everyone!!


Journey Revisited Rolls Into Copper Town Square Tonight As Concert Series Rolls On

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/26/2015 10:09 AM
Copperopolis, CA...As part of our Free September Concert Series...Join us this Saturday for Michael Jackson Tribute at 6pm with Journey Revisited at 7pm! This will be an awesome evening!!!!! Get here early as this is a full house!! Parking $5 provided by Copper Hills 4H and Bret Harte FFA!

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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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