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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on USS John S. McCain

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/21/2017 09:55 AM
Washington, DC...The following is a statement released Aug. 21 by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on USS John S. McCain, which was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. Our thoughts and prayers are with our shipmates onboard USS John S. McCain. The Navy family comes together during times of crisis and I want to thank those who are providing around-the-clock assistance to the affected Sailors and families.


August 21, 2017 Damage to the portside is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms. Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding. The incident will be investigated. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)
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Live NASA Eclipse Show

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/21/2017 09:23 AM
Arnold, CA...Ok Eclipse Watchers in our area the eclipse will peak at 10:19:22 am PDT, when the moon obscures 78.7% of the sun.

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President Trump to Address Troops & Nation Tonight at 6pm

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/21/2017 07:56 AM
Washington, DC...President Donald J. Trump will address our Nation’s troops and the American people tonight at 9:00 p.m. (EDT) from Fort Myer in Arlington, VA, to provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia.


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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Tree on Hwy 26

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/21/2017 07:35 AM
Valley, CA....CHP is reporting a vehicle vs tree collision near Warren Road & Hwy 26. Please use caution in the area....

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Mornings with the One Percent™

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/16/2017 08:46 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am.



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2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament Sponsored by Sequoia Woods Country Club Men's and Wo

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/20/2017 08:25 AM
Arnold, CA...On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 1:00 PM, The Sequoia Woods Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs, will sponsor the 2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament, at the Sequoia Woods Country Club, 1000 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold, CA Phone: (209) 795-1000

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The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:28 AM
Copperopolis, CA...The Farmers Market at the Square is every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. With loads of fresh produce and plenty of vendors, Sundays are a great day to stock up for the week for fresh culinary experiences.

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Big Trees Fitness Is Now Open For Summer Fun & Water Aerobics!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/04/2017 12:53 PM
Arnold, CA...Make a splash of your own at the Pool at Big Trees Aquatic Fitness! Traditional Water Class Monday & Friday 11:30am. Aqua Zumba Wednesday 11:30am. Open Swim Daily 12:30pm - 5pm. Lap Swim Daily 8:00am - 11:30am. Big Trees Fitness 2116 Hwy 4, Arnold, CA. 209.795.9965





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Community Fun Day At Turner Park

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 09:39 PM
San Andreas, CA....​Free Char-Grilled Lunch, Live Music, Carnival Games, Inflatables, Door Prizes, Free Sno-Cones, Photo Booth, Field Games and more! The festivities begin at 10 AM with a special, family-friendly program at the Turner Park Gazebo. If you arrive and register by 10:10 am you will be registered for the awesome door prizes that will be drawn at 10:30 am. For a registration card go to: http://bit.ly/commfun2017

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South Fork Fire Mandatory Evacuation Order for Residents of Wawona

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 12:14 PM
Wawona, CA...Evacuation order is for all areas east of Highway 41 along Chilnualna Falls Rd. and Forest Dr. Residents and visitors must vacate by 4:00 pm today. Red Cross Shelter at Tenaya Lodge. Community meeting will be held at Tenaya Lodge at 6PM. Fire activity increased yesterday primarily due to downdraft winds from thunderstorms. The area east of Highway 41 on Forest Dr. and Chilnualna Falls Rd. is closed to visitors and guests. Permanent residents are advised to be ready to evacuate within 12-24 hours, however they should be ready to leave with shorter notice if conditions warrant. There will be a community meeting at the Wawona Community Center at 6pm on Saturday August 19th. Air quality specialists will be present to answer questions from residents regarding smoke in the community.

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Temporary Fire Restrictions in Place at Moore Creek on Stanislaus National Forest

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:36 AM
Hathaway Pines, CA...Fire restrictions are in effect in the Moore Creek area on Calaveras Ranger District, effective from August 18, 2017 through the end of the official 2017 fire season. Hot temperatures and heavy winter rains allowed grasses and other shrubs grow tall and then dry out, increasing the danger of fire in the area. Stanislaus National Forest Order No. STF-16-2017-07 limits building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. Smoking is restricted, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or while stopped in an area that is barren or cleared of all flammable material with at least a three-foot diameter. In addition, welding, or operating an acetylene, or other flammable material, torch with an open flame is restricted.

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GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:25 AM
Arnold, CA...You know it’s summer when the music begins in the mountain town of Arnold. Staged at the outdoor theatre in Arnold’s Cedar Center, these events are produced by the Greater Arnold Business Association and are free to the public.

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The Annual Rotary Shrimp & Pasta Feed is August 19th

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:25 AM
Murphys, CA...One of the most anticipated dates on the August calendar every year is the annual Angels-Murphys Rotary Shrimp & Pasta Feed. It is August 19th from 4-10pm at Murphys Community Park and is not to be missed.

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Calaveras Big Trees Association's "A Day in the Park" is August 19th

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:25 AM
Arnold, CA...Calaveras Big Trees Association Presents A Day in the Park on Saturday, August 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends to a fun-filled afternoon of music by the local favorite, Magnolia Rhythm Trio. They will be performing from 12 – 2 at the Campfire Center. Delicious barbecue will be available prepared by Big Boys BBQ’IN. Food will be available in front of Jack Knight Hall from 11 – 3.

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The Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car Show and Chili Cook Off is August 19th

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:24 AM
Arnold, CA...Don’t count us out. If the bridge on Blagen road is not in place, we will hold this event at Independence Hall Community Center. Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car Show and Chili Cook Off. Car enthusiasts and Chili lovers bring the family to Arnold, CA, on Highway 4 across from White Pines Lake. There will be food and raffles, Chili tasting, and lots more. Admission is free. “Anything on Wheels” can be entered into the Car Show, even your Covered Wagon. Saturday, August 19, 11-3pm. Car Show entry donation is $20, Chili Cook Off entry donation is $10 per team. Those who want to taste Chili can get a tasters wrist band for $5 that includes tasting and a People’s Choice Award ballot. Car Show entries will be allowed day of show space permitting. Get your entry forms in advance, set up time details, and more information, at www.facebook.com/ebbettspassmooselodgeevents. This event is a fundraiser that benefits the many local charities and non-profits supported by the Woman of the Moose Chapter 1714, Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge, 1965 Blagen Road, Arnold, CA 95223.

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2nd Annual Red Dirt & Gold Dust Music Fest returns to the Mother Lode Five national bands to be show

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:24 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the 2nd Annual Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest, Saturday, August 19th at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. “This is going to be an incredible day -- five bands playing the best of Red Dirt music – southern rock, Americana, bluegrass, outlaw country and good ol’ country – it’s all part of Red Dirt music," said Jeremy Leonard, owner of Whiskey Slide Productions, LLC, in Angels Camp.

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Long Term Lane Closure on Hwy 49 from Angels Creek to the Calaveras/Tuolumne County Line

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:23 AM
CALAVERAS COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various road construction work on State Route 49 (SR-49) from Angels Creek to the Calaveras/Tuolumne county line. Work will occur as follows: A long-term lane closure will be in effect with one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound SR-49 from Angels Creek to Centennial Lane through Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. for road repairs due to an earlier slip-out; One-way traffic control on northbound and southbound SR-49 from Angels Creek to the Calaveras Tuolumne county line beginning Sunday, August 20, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. for paving work. Motorists should expect 10 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Paving & Shoulder Work on Hwy 4 in Murphys & Angels Camp Areas

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:19 AM
CALAVERAS COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various road construction work on State Route 4 (SR-4) from SR-49, in Angels Camp, to Apple Blossom Drive in Murphys. Work will occur as follows: One-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound SR-4 from SR-49 to Davis Ranch Road beginning Sunday, August 20, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. for paving work. Shoulder closures on eastbound and westbound SR-4 from Pennsylvania Gulch Road to Dam Road beginning Monday, August 21, 2017, through Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 7:00 a.m until 5:00 a.m. for curb, gutter and sidewalk work. Motorists should expect 10 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Construction From on Hwy 4 from Upper Moran to Big Trees State Park

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 08:15 AM
CALAVERAS COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 from Upper Moran Road to Calaveras Big Trees State Park entrance for construction activities. Work will begin Monday, August 21, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Motorists should expect 10 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Paving on State Route 108 from Via Estate/Rancho Poquitos to Draper Mine Road

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 07:23 AM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct one-way traffic control on State Route 108 from Via Estate/Rancho Poquitos to Draper Mine Road for paving. Crews will be working Sunday, August 20, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Motorists should expect 15 minute delays.

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Construction Continues on James E. Roberts Bridge

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 07:17 AM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 120 at the James E. Roberts Bridge in Tuolumne County for bridge work. The bridge will be under one-way traffic control through the project’s completion in November 2017. Motorists should expect 10 minute delays.

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Paving Near Hwy 108 & Peaceful Oak Road

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 07:13 AM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be performing one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 at Peaceful Oak Road for paving. Work will begin Sunday, August 20, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Motorists should expect 10 minute delays.

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Ramp Closure & Paving SR-108 to SR-49

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 07:09 AM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the northbound connector ramp from State Route 108 (SR-108) to SR-49 for pavement work. This closure will occur approximately 2 miles west of Lime Kiln Road/South Washington Street. Crews will be working Sunday, August 20, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. Motorists should expect 20 minute delays.

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Paving on SR-49 from Chicken Ranch Road to Eastbound SR-108

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 07:01 AM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 49 (SR-49) from Chicken Ranch Road to eastbound SR-108 for paving operations. Work will begin Sunday, August 20, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Motorists should expect 10 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Paving on Hwy 88 from Tragedy Springs Road to the Amador/Alpine County Line

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 06:52 AM
Amador County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be performing one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 88 from Tragedy Springs Road to the Amador/Alpine County line for paving work. Work will begin Monday, August 21, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Motorists should expect 15 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Paving on SR-16 from SR-49 to the Sacramento/Amador County Line

Posted by: News_Desk on 08/19/2017 06:47 AM
Amador County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 16 (SR-16) from SR-49 to the Sacramento/Amador County line for paving operations. Work will begin Monday, August 21, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Motorists should expect 15 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Sequoia Woods Has Your Weekend Entertainment Covered

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 04:37 PM
Arnold, CA...Sequoia Woods Has Your Weekend Entertainment Covered

Stunning 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Green Horn Creek Home on Rock Forge Loop ~ Featured Home From NextHome Utica Properties

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 08:04 AM
Angels Camp, CA...LOCATION, LOCATION. Indulge yourself in this custom 5 bedroom 4 bath home on an oversized, private lot, overlooking the 1st green and 2nd fairway of the Greenhorn Creek Golf Course. Built by Ron Barrett Construction, this home is a masterpiece. The remodeled large chefs kitchen leads to an oversized open dining room and living room perfect for entertaining. Invite your family or guests outside to relax on the large covered rear patio and enjoy the private garden and golf course views. The mature oak trees and established landscaping create an unparalleled escape. Without question, one of the best locations in the subdivision. The master suite has easy access to the private spa hideaway. Upstairs quest bedrooms access a balcony ideal for a morning cup of coffee or afternoon beverage.











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Lucas Nathaniel Bur August 23, 1986 – July 25, 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/15/2017 08:07 AM
Rail Road Flat, CA...Lucas Nathaniel Bur was born August 23, 1986 at Jackson, CA. He was 30 years old. He grew up in Railroad Flat, CA, and had returned and lived there again for the last two years of his life. Lucas found his longed-for peace on July 25, 2017, in the National Forest in Calaveras County, CA., after 20 years of quietly battling depression.

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Paving on Hwy 88 From Fort Jackson Creek to Silver Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 10:27 PM
Amador County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be performing one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 88 from Fort Jackson Creek to Silver Drive for paving work. Work will begin Monday, August 21, 2017, through Friday, August 25, 2017, from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Motorists should expect 15 minute delays. Alternate routes should be taken whenever possible.

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Calaveras County Public Access TV Studio PATV Schedule Through August 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 10:15 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community TV is located in San Andreas, CA. We are a non-profit organization which helps facilitate the local studio and air original community programming to your home. The goals for PEG Access Television are to promote free speech, foster diverse points of view, encourage communications, create opportunities, encourage artistic expression, expand educational access, and promote participatory democracy in order to strengthen the spirit of the communities and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle Off Roadway & Overturned Near Hwys 49 & 12

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 09:58 PM
San Andreas, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle on it's side about 50ft off roadway near Hwys 49 & 12. Please use caution in the area....


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Caltrans District 10 Road Report Through August 26th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 09:48 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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2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament Sponsored by Sequoia Woods Country Club Men's and Wo

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 07:22 PM
Arnold, CA...On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 1:00 PM, The Sequoia Woods Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs, will sponsor the 2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament, at the Sequoia Woods Country Club, 1000 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold, CA Phone: (209) 795-1000

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Melissa Lynn Cortez-Earl 1975 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 04:30 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Melissa Lynn Cortez-Earl Born April 5th, 1975 in Fresno ,Ca. , Age 42 Passed away August 13th , 2017 at home with her family at her side. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, John W. Earl and her children Marissa Earl,Megan Earl and John W. Earl Jr. of Valley Springs.Three grandchildren Bailey, Kinsley, and Brody of Wilseyville.Brother Joseph Cortez of Oklahoma.She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Billie Kay Coretz and her grandparents.

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The Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car Show and Chili Cook Off is August 19th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 04:01 PM
Arnold, CA...Don’t count us out. If the bridge on Blagen road is not in place, we will hold this event at Independence Hall Community Center. Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge Car Show and Chili Cook Off. Car enthusiasts and Chili lovers bring the family to Arnold, CA, on Highway 4 across from White Pines Lake. There will be food and raffles, Chili tasting, and lots more. Admission is free. “Anything on Wheels” can be entered into the Car Show, even your Covered Wagon. Saturday, August 19, 11-3pm. Car Show entry donation is $20, Chili Cook Off entry donation is $10 per team. Those who want to taste Chili can get a tasters wrist band for $5 that includes tasting and a People’s Choice Award ballot. Car Show entries will be allowed day of show space permitting. Get your entry forms in advance, set up time details, and more information, at www.facebook.com/ebbettspassmooselodgeevents. This event is a fundraiser that benefits the many local charities and non-profits supported by the Woman of the Moose Chapter 1714, Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge, 1965 Blagen Road, Arnold, CA 95223.

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Thank You Firefighters For Great Work on Angels Camp Fire!! ~ Bob Diehl

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 02:50 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On Sunday, August 12 a grass fire broke out in a vacant lot near our home in old town Angels Camp, above Utica Park. As fire newbies, we were pretty scared. The flames were over six feet high and the crackling could be heard inside our house even though all the windows were closed. Our local firefighters were there on the spot, and prevented any damage to the homes nearby. Thank you all for your quick work and professionalism—we’re lucky to have you! ~Bob

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Calaveras Big Trees Association's "A Day in the Park" is August 19th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 11:17 AM
Arnold, CA...Calaveras Big Trees Association Presents A Day in the Park on Saturday, August 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends to a fun-filled afternoon of music by the local favorite, Magnolia Rhythm Trio. They will be performing from 12 – 2 at the Campfire Center. Delicious barbecue will be available prepared by Big Boys BBQ’IN. Food will be available in front of Jack Knight Hall from 11 – 3.

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Replay for 8/18/17

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 10:57 AM
Arnold, CA...Below is a replay for all three hours of this morning's show.


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The Annual Rotary Shrimp & Pasta Feed is August 19th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 10:48 AM
Murphys, CA...One of the most anticipated dates on the August calendar every year is the annual Angels-Murphys Rotary Shrimp & Pasta Feed. It is August 19th from 4-10pm at Murphys Community Park and is not to be missed.


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GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 09:49 AM
Arnold, CA...You know it’s summer when the music begins in the mountain town of Arnold. Staged at the outdoor theatre in Arnold’s Cedar Center, these events are produced by the Greater Arnold Business Association and are free to the public.


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President Donald J. Trump on the Elevation of Cyber Command

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 09:30 AM
Washington, DC...I have directed that United States Cyber Command be elevated to the status of a Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations. This new Unified Combatant Command will strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our Nation’s defense. The elevation of United States Cyber Command demonstrates our increased resolve against cyberspace threats and will help reassure our allies and partners and deter our adversaries.

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2nd Annual Red Dirt & Gold Dust Music Fest returns to the Mother Lode Five national bands to be showcased at all-day event

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 09:13 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Grab a cowboy hat and low-back lawn chair or blanket and settle under the shade of heritage oaks at the 2nd Annual Red Dirt and Gold Dust Music Fest, Saturday, August 19th at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. “This is going to be an incredible day -- five bands playing the best of Red Dirt music – southern rock, Americana, bluegrass, outlaw country and good ol’ country – it’s all part of Red Dirt music," said Jeremy Leonard, owner of Whiskey Slide Productions, LLC, in Angels Camp.

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Music At Bistro Espresso

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2017 08:43 AM
Arnold, CA...The Bistro Espresso Summer Concert Series rolls on.

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Terrorist Attack in Barcelona, 13 Killed & 80 Injured

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2017 08:01 PM
Barcelona, ES....A day of terror in Spain with 13 killed and 80 injured when a terrorist driver plowed his rented van into people along a 1/3 mile section of street. Hours later just over an hour's drive to the south law enforcement prevented another van attack but ended up in a gunfight with a cell of terrorists. in that skirmish 5 were shot and one police officer was injured

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Calaveras Grape Stomp Celebrates 24th Anniversary October 7, 2017, Murphys Park, Murphys, CA 9:30 – 5:00

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2017 04:59 PM
Murphys, CA...Interested in being part of the Calaveras Grape Stomp history? Call now 209/754-0127 or visit https://calaveraswinealliance.ticketspice.com/grape-stomp-entry-form to register your team and celebrate one of the most anticipated events in the region, drawing large, loud crowds and scores of stomp teams, many festooned in original costume. If coming in costume, you must register in costume but you need not stomp in costume. Costumes are judged on originality, workmanship, etc. Registration entry fee is $70 per team of two. Besides partaking of the usual great food, wine, Raffle Tickets for either a New Zealand or Australia Wine Experince will be sold all day and a silent auction takes place throughout the day, with live auction on stage, Stomp goers witnessed another fierce competition between teams vying for the title of the Calaveras Grape Stomp Champion. Stomp Teams are composed of two persons, one inside a half barrel filled with 25 pounds of grapes, another outside the barrel reaching in to ensure a smooth flow of juice out the drain spot. It's a sticky business for all concerned. (A few photos & video from last year to get you in the mood)


The 2016 Top Teams from left to right: Grapeful Dead (Dale & Jennifer Marcum); Cork Fungus Fairies (Ricky Ingraham & Ursula Kline); Sushi & Waswabi (Craig Wright & Tamao Nakahara) Click Below For Over 100 Photos



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Traffic & Fire Update....Firefighters Working Vegetation Fire on North Tuolumne Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2017 04:29 PM
Sonora, CA...Firefighters seem to making good progress on a vegetation fire on North Tuolumne Road. Initially it was reported at an acre or so. Please use caution in the area....


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California Transportation Commission Authorizes Nearly $690 Million to Accelerate Additional Transportation Projects

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2017 04:06 PM
Sacramento, CA...Caltrans today announced that 32 major “fix-it-first” transportation projects can be accelerated a year earlier than planned thanks to anticipated funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The advancement is possible due to nearly $690 million in funding authorized today by the California Transportation Commission (CTC).

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Yosemite Area Empire Fire Update August 17th, 1,450 Acres

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2017 03:50 PM
Yosemite, CA...The Empire Fire is being managed for both resource and protection objectives. It is approximately 1 mile south of the Bridalveil Campground east of Alder Creek drainage and west of Bridalveil Creek drainage, burning in Red fir. Fire behavior has been actively flanking and backing with some single and group tree torching. The fire is burning in heavy pockets of dead and down timber, reducing fuels buildup which increases forest resiliency. Projected fire growth is expected in the northeast and southeast flanks.


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Yosemite Area South Fork Fire Update, 2,407 acres Containment: 7%

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/17/2017 03:41 PM
Yosemite, CA...The South Fork Fire experienced minimal growth yesterday as weather conditions and high humidity levels held the fire within the western and southern containment lines. The fire continues to slowly spread to the northeast into the Yosemite Wilderness. Air resources will continue to assist the firefighting effort today as smoke levels allow. Direct line construction was tied into Wawona Dome on the west flank. Burning operations may begin today to allow for the protection of the Wawona community and the Mariposa Sequoia Grove.


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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
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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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