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CTC Allocates $325.8 Million for Transportation Improvements. Almost $5 Million For Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2015 06:24 PM
Stockton, CA...The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $325.8 million to 142 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking. Fifty one biking and pedestrian projects throughout the state will receive $27 million in allocations from the Active Transportation Program. Calaveras County: $4,916,000 – Repair pavement on 38 lanes miles of SR-4, from the Calaveras/Stanislaus County line to SR-49 in Altaville. The work will improve ride quality and extend the service life along this stretch of highway....

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Minor Injuries In Overturned Vehicle Accident On Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2015 02:13 PM
Murphys, CA...A 25 year old Arnold woman was driving her Subaru BRZ on SR-4 westbound just east of Utica Powerhouse Road at 60 miles per hour. For an unknown reason, as her car entered the curved section of the roadway, She allowed it to leave the paved portion of the roadway. The BRZ collided with a dirt embankment subsequently causing it to overturn. She was transported by Air Ambulance to Modesto Memorial for minor injuries...

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Temporary Verizon Wireless Outage In Calaveras County

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2015 01:30 PM
Sonora, CA...Golden State Cellular service may be intermittently unavailable in parts of Calaveras County between April 9 and April 17, from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Verizon Wireless apologizes for the inconvenience as they begin transferring traffic from Golden State Cellular onto the Verizon Wireless network. Please note that this does not change the service activation date of April 25, 2015 for Golden State Cellular customers transitioning to Verizon. Customers SHOULD NOT ACTIVATE their new Verizon device prior to 7:00 a.m. on April 25, 2015. For more information, please visit www.goldenstatecellular.com/. Customer service information for GSC customers is below...

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Richter Entertainment Group Presents 2015 Concert Season & Brand New Stage and Stage Roof at Ironstone Amphitheatre

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2015 12:59 PM
Murphys, CA...We are very busy at Ironstone working to make one of America’s most beautiful amphitheaters even greater for our patrons! We are expanding the stage and building a brand new stage roof, giving us the ability to make productions bigger and more fun to see for the the audience. There will be better sight lines and we are going to bring in improved daylight LED screens. In addition we are making some of our production space even better for the bands. Artists and audiences alike, love concerts at Ironstone, everyone’s going to love it even more!

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Ironstone Announces Big Summer Concert Series!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2015 10:01 AM
Murphys, CA...The 2015 Concert Series Has Been Announced!! These are firm dates and one more may be added!!

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Reclamation Announces Spring and Summer Hours of Operation for Recreation Facilities at New Melones Lake

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2015 07:17 AM
Sonora, CA...The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office announces that effective Wednesday, April 1, most recreation facilities at New Melones Lake will be open for the public’s enjoyment, with some exceptions. Individual and group campsites and group picnic reservations may be made a minimum of two days in advance through the National Recreation Reservation Service at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Several individual campsites are also available on a first-come first-served basis...

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Hundreds Attend Water Crisis Forum In Copperopolis

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2015 06:55 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Hundreds of public and private sector leaders and citizens met together Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Copperopolis for The Water Crisis Forum. The forum brought together the key leaders working on the impact of the drought and Federal and State policies which are requiring the draining of millions of gallons of water from California reservoirs to allegedly enhance salmon in the lower rivers. The leaders including United States Congressman Tom McClintock, California State Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, Tuolumne County Supervisor Karl Rodefer and Jeff Shields, Manager South San Joaquin Irrigation District. Congressman McClintock serves as the Chairman of the Federal Lands Subcommittee of the Natural Resources Committee, and is a member of the Natural Resources Committee and of the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans....


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Congressman McClintock Introduces H.R. 1668 the Save Our Water Act

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2015 06:36 AM
Washington, DC...On March 26th Congressman McClintock introduced H.R. 1668, the Save Our Water Act. During times of extreme and exceptional drought conditions the bill will suspend water releases by Federal and State agencies to adjust river water temperatures....
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Great Offers From High Country Spa & Stove Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/16/2015 10:54 AM
Arnold, CA...Family owned and operated since 1983, we are the premier hot tub, stove and fireplace source in Calaveras, Tuolumne and Amador counties. Bill Deplitch is a general contractor and built many homes in the Arnold area from the late 70's to the early 90's. Today, along with his wife Barbara, they run High Country Spa and Stove Center along with their son Zachary who is the "go-to" service manager. High Country Spa and Stove Center brings to the table a wealth of valuable construction experience. It is this experience that sets them apart from the rest. In addition to retail services, their background in building enables them to tackle an entire project from decks and hot tub enclosures to remodels....

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President Obama's Weekly Address: Protecting Working Americans’ Paychecks

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2015 07:24 AM
Washington, DC...Hi, everybody. Five years ago, after the worst financial crisis in decades, we passed historic Wall Street reform to end the era of bailouts and too big to fail. As part that reform, we created an independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with one mission: to protect American consumers from some of the worst practices of the financial industry....



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Huge Paint Sale Now At Arnold Ace Home Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 09:09 AM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Home Center has a Huge Buy One Get One Free Paint Sale Going On Now. Pages & Pages of Savings are enclosed...

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Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2015 02:12 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels 6 Theatres in historic Angels Camp is the best place to see a movie in the Mother Lode. Click Below for full schedule.




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Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2015 02:07 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Trading Post has friendly smiles and even a Free Soda with every fill up! Stop and say hi and top off your tanks today! Angels Trading Post has everything you need to keep you Hopping when you visit our area. Great Prices on Gas, Drinks, Sodas, Java City Coffees and more. They also accept E.B.T. cards.and have great prices on tobacco products. They are open everyday from 5am to Midnight!! Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4.


Sign Up Now For Camp Sew Fun 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2015 01:31 PM
Angels Camp, CA....This class is for ages 8 to 18, boys and girls. It is a great class to introduce your child to the world of sewing. This is a basic sewing class, the students will make projects to learn machine techniques. Class projects include: a tote bag with outside pocket, a small zipper bag, a small bag with a buttonhole (they will also sew on a button with their machine!) and they will make a skirt or pair of shorts. Included in the class fee is a NEW Bernette Seville 4 sewing machine..


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Make Plans To Race In The 10th Annual Slush Cup

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2015 08:43 AM
Bear Valley, CA...The 10th Annual Slush Cup, benefitting the Bear Valley Snowsports Education Foundation (BVSEF) will be held on Sunday, April 12th at Bear Valley Mountain, the official closing day for the area for the 2014/15 ski season. Almost always true to the name, the Slush Cup will be a slushy snow condition head-to-head racing event historically held under warm and sunny skies on Sunday of the ski area’s closing weekend. Each year the Slush Cup provides a competitive throw down for local alpine skiers, snowboarders and Telemark enthusiasts. There are various age groups for both Male and Female categories in each discipline based on being an alpine or non-alpine competitor and the fastest run of the Finals declares the winner in each division...

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Bear Valley Dine, Wine & Song Series Saturday March 28th with Mike Annuzzi

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2015 08:08 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Enjoy a four-course menu specially prepared by Creekside's Head Chef Bob Mason, paired with some of the best wine in the region - with education about the art of wine making from Hatcher Winery. Enjoy the positive and rhythmic style of Mike Annuzzi at 7 pm in the Cathedral Lounge. To make it an extra-special event plan to stay at the Bear Valley Lodge and plan to hit the slopes the next day! Call the Bear Valley Lodge to book now (209)-753-2327

Beautiful Featured Home & Open House 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday March 28

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 02:11 PM
Big Trees Village, CA...One of a kind property in Big Trees Village. Two separate homes on an oversized 1.1 acre lot with a lovely view of the mountains. The Main house is 2400 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 half baths. Downstairs is a large rec room perfect for watching t.v. or playing games. Open floor plan with beautiful hardwood floors, quartz counter tops, gas appliances. The second home is a charming care takers cottage featuring 1000 square feet with a full kitchen, 2 sleeping areas and 1.5 baths..


Mark Twain Medical Center Announces 6th Annual Spring Health Fair & Lupus Awareness Fun/Run Walk

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2015 09:38 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be holding its 6th Annual Health Fair and Lupus Fun/Run Walk on Saturday, March 28th from 8am until noon at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. Over forty community health related service groups will participate in this community-wide event. A wealth of information will be available on topics such as senior health services, health insurance, nutrition, and fitness. Low cost testing and services include Blood Analysis ($45), and Bone Density Screenings ($10). In addition to the five-panel blood analysis (this test consists of a chemistry panel, thyroid, complete blood count, lipid panel, iron for women, and PSA for men), the Medical Center will also now screen for vitamin D deficiencies....

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Fossil & Form Art Opening at Petroglyphe Gallery on Sunday, March 29

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/12/2015 07:54 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Based on earth elements, Fossil & Form features the jewelry of Edward Lawrence, designed from rare artifacts with interesting fabrications. These unique compositions inspire conversation. This work couples beautifully with the functional ceramic sculpture of local artisan Mary Anderson, whose artistic hands work the potter’s wheel and beyond, to shape clay into fine art. This new exhibit opens at Petroglype Gallery in Mokelumne Hill on Sunday, March 29 from 3-5 pm. Complimentary light appetizers and wine will be served...

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Beautiful Arnold Home On Shirley Way Is Awaiting You! ~ Featured Home From Cedar Creek Realty

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2015 06:35 PM
Arnold, CA...Nestled amongst the trees on a quiet cul-de-sac in the popular neighborhood of Blue Lake Springs, this charming cabin is just waiting to become your family’s favorite mountain retreat! Completely remodeled in 2000, this home features a fantastic open floor plan, lots of natural light, a gorgeous open beam wood ceiling and knotty pine walls in the living room that give the home a true mountain feel, and a light and bright kitchen with room for everyone. There are four large sleeping rooms, two located on the main level plus two on the upper level. One of the upstairs bedrooms is so large it could easily be used as a full rec room! There is also a small bonus room on the ground level, a deep two car garage, a deck that wraps on two sides, and a private view out back with level terrain. Come take a peek today, this adorable mountain retreat won’t last long!...




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Freeheel Race Series and Festival March 27-28, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2015 11:11 AM
Bear Valley, CA...One of a kind event at Bear Valley! It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned backcountry traveler or new to the scene, this event is intended to inspire winter enthusiasts who want to learn about safe and fun backcountry travel. Avalanche clinics, instruction, and a fun party!

New Spring Arrivals at The Clothes Mine!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2015 11:00 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Classic black & whites are a staple for any Spring wardrobe. We have beautiful tops in tunic, sleeveless, and button front styles for dressy or casual occasions. Stop by and see us soon for the best selection! We are located in historic downtown Angels Camp and are open every day 10am -6pm. Stop in or give us a call at 209.890.7532. We look forward to seeing you!

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Traffic Update...Deceased Deer In Roadway Near Independence Rd / Railroad Flat Rd & Vehicle On Boulder On Via Este Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2015 08:11 AM
Rail Road Flat, CA...A deer has picked the middle of the roadway as a good place to decompose and there is a vehicle on a boulder on Via Este Road in Sonora. Let's be careful out there...
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The Big Spring Has Arrived Sale Going On Now At 49er Motors

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2015 07:39 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors Spring has arrived sale!! We have been spring shopping and new inventory is arriving daily. We are now a Credit Union Direct lender (CUDL) and have a wide selection of lenders that we work with. If you have a down payment and an income source we can most likely get you financed. Come on down and see us today!!

2002 GMC SIERRA 2500HD EXT CAB WITH FLEETWOOD ELKHORN CABOVER CAMPER 11x with aluminum construction. All in One! Get Ready For Adventures!!! Camping Season Is Here!!! GMC Automatic, 8.1L V8 Engine Plenty Of Power, Long Bed, 2500 HD, New Tires, Very Low Miles. Cabover Camper Fleetwood Elkhorn Rv Cabover Camper, A/C Unit, 3 Burner Stove, Attached Awning, Privacy Glass, Self Contained Bathroom, Microwave, indoor and out door shower, Hideaway Bunk Bed, Sleeps 4 Comfortably, Self Leveling Jacks, Generator and MUCH MORE!! Sought After Side Door Entrance. Tons of storage! You have To come Check Out this one, Such a Great Combo All In One. Truck Vin:1GTHC29G92E151611 Camper Vin:1ek6x110622303641


2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5 WRX, 4-Cyl, Turbo, 2.5 Liter, 5-Spd, AWD, 2 owner clean car fax and has tons of service records on car fax. Dual Air Bags, Side Air Bags, Automatic Locks and Doors. This isn't your average Subaru. Definitely one you won't want to pass up!!!! ON SALE $12,949 VIN-JF1GD79636G506673


2013 Nissan Murano SL, V6, 3.5 Liter, Automatic, CVT, AWD, Power Liftgate Release, Traction Control, Vehicle Dynamic Control, ABS (4-Wheel), Keyless Entry, Keyless Start, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt & Telescoping Wheel, AM/FM Stereo, SiriusXM Satellite, Bluetooth Wireless, Dual Air Bags, Side Air Bags, F&R Head Curtain Air Bags, Heated Seats, Dual Moon Roofs ON SALE $21,449 VIN- JN8AZ1MW1DW316772


2006 Hummer H2 4x4, this is a CREAM PUFF! Looks and drives like new with lots of options including Luxury Package, Air Suspension, Navigation, DVD with head rest monitors, Back Up Camera, Power Everything, Moon Roof, and so much more. You wont find a nicer, cleaner Hummer than this!! Come see it today!! Priced way below blue book ON SALE $19,949 VIN-5GRGN23U16H122319


2007 GMC YUKON DENALI AWD, 6.2L V8 380 Hp, Leather Interior, Naviagation, Bose Speakers, Captain Chairs, Automatic Liftgate, Heated Front and Rear Seats, 3rd Row. Chrome Aftermarket Rims, Chrome Trim. Luxury SUV for the family to look great in. Come take it for a Test Drive you wont be disappointed!!!!!
ON SALE $18,949 VIN:1GKFK63817J223116


2005 Ford F150 FX4- 4x4, Clean Car Fax with regular service records. Leather, Premium sound, Dvd player, parking sensors, adjustable pedals, Power windows and locks, upgraded rims and tires and much more. This is one solid truck that would make you proud to drive! Come down and take a look at this one today!
ON SALE $19,949 Vin-1FTPW14505FA73706


2005 Chevy Aveo LT, Great MPG, One Owner with a clean car fax, Automatic, Power windows and locks, this is a great cheap ride!! Safety checked and ready to go with our famous 3 month 3,000 mile warranty! Come and see it today!! ON SALE $5440 VIN-KL1TG52605B324382


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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – March 27 to April 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2015 07:37 AM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at info@epvc.org to have your event included in “The Schedule.”



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The Clothes Mine and Blooms and Things featured at the Calaveras Wedding Faire!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 02:40 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Clothes Mine Bridal and Formalwear produced a fabulous fashion show at the Calaveras Wedding Faire held at Ironstone Vinyards on Sunday, March 22nd. Local models wore gorgeous gowns from the Sutter Creek and Angels Camp locations, with beautiful bouquets provided by Blooms and Things. Hair and makeup were done by Jen'z Salon in Murphys, with custom tanning by SUNsual Tanning Boutique in Angels Camp. The event was produced by Sound Extreme Productions of Sonora. If you missed this one, be sure to plan for the next bridal fashion show featuring The Clothes Mine. It will be held on May 3rd, at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. For more information, call The Clothes Mine at 209.890.7532.


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Celebrating Hospice Volunteers April 12 – 18 During National Volunteer Week, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Honors those who Give Selflessly to Others

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 02:29 PM
Jackson, CA...Over 40 years ago, the U.S. hospice movement was founded by dedicated volunteers who wanted to bring compassion and care to people at life’s end. This commitment to volunteering among our nation’s hospices continues to be a foundation of hospice care. During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is celebrating the many gifts of its dedicated volunteers from our community who provide support, companionship and dignity to patients and family caregivers facing serious and life-limiting illness...
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Murphys Area Churches Easter Week Schedule

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 02:24 PM

Calaveras Sheriff Volunteers Provided Traffic Control During Irish Day

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 12:47 PM
Murphys, CA...Under the coordinnation of Sgt. Vic Farina, the following Calaveras Sheriff Volunteers, Lyle Bradt, Louis Chiu, Sgt. Bob Fienberg, Jim Garrick, Kathleen Hogue Gonzalez,Sandra Kraft, Judy McMurtry, Cpt. Betty Miner, Ron Parker and Rudy Silberbauer provided traffic control during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade last Saturday in Murphys. This annual public event was well attended. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather and the festivities at this community event...

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Thursday Night Jam Sessions At Micki & Larry’s Sports Pub

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 12:39 PM

Robert Porovich 1913 - 2015

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Michael Ray Jakubik 1980 - 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 12:27 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Michael Ray Jakubik, age 35, died on March 20, 2015 in Sonora Regional Medical Center. Michael was born on January 6, 1980, to Jerome and Kathleen (Tucker) Jakubik, in Orange County California. He resided with his wife Sarah and daughter Heather in Copperopolis, California. He enjoyed repairing small engines and riding ATVs with his wife and daughter. He is survived by his wife Sarah, daughter Heather, mother Kathleen, sister Jennifer (Andy) Willeford and in-laws, nieces and nephews...

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Shop Local For All Your Ink & Toner Needs At Cartridge Suppy Ink In Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 12:20 PM
Angels Camp, CA...At Cartridge Supply Ink We sell Toner, Ink, along with new and used printers. We also work on all laser jet printers. Save and extra 10% for Vets and an extra 25% for Active Duty Service Members...

American Red Cross Fire Safety Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness, Reduce Deaths and Injuries in Murphys Fire District

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 12:09 PM
Murphys, CA...On Saturday, March 28th, Red Cross volunteers will join members of the Murphys Fire Department to visit local neighborhoods and help residents be fire safe. Volunteers will go door-to-door sharing important fire safety information, and also install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors if and where needed. This community canvass is part of a national Red Cross campaign aimed to reduce home fire-related deaths and injuries by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. The campaign seeks to increase the use of smoke alarms in neighborhoods with higher frequencies of home fires and to encourage all Americans to develop and practice their fire escape plans...

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Looking old and weathered encouraged by local club

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 11:55 AM
San Andreas, CA...While we attempt to delay our own inevitable aging, bonsai experts embrace the opposite as it relates to their miniature trees. Specimens looking old and even ancient with weather-beaten trunks and twisted limbs are prized and valued for their natural artistic beauty...

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"Tank" The English Bulldog Was Quite The Hit At Irish Day

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 11:41 AM
Murphys, CA...My name is Nicole Collum. My husband Larry Collum, my son Andrew and I went to Irish Days with our English Bulldog "Tank." Tank was a hit!! Everybody just loved him and we got stopped dozens of times for people to take pictures with him and pet him and love him. He was really the celebrity bulldog there. This is Tank with the famous leprechaun and my husband Larry.



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Calaveras County General Plan, Concerns ~ Letter To The Editor By Calaveras County Republican Party

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 11:03 AM
San Andreas, CA...It is our position that our Board of Supervisors in 2006 grossly erred with their original decision to undertake a “Comprehensive Overhaul” of our county’s 1996 General Plan. The BOS was sold a bill-of-goods, based on some very creative assumptions, with a price tag of $1 million+ dollars. These assumptions delivered by and outside group have proven to be without merit, reckless and because of the high dollar amount extracted from our unaware BOS, deplorable. Then over the past 9 years, with multiple revisions of the General Plan and Planning Directors, all adding to the confusion and concern as to the direction our rural county’s was headed. With each revision comes more ambiguous planning language, more restrictive and complex zoning and property rights challenges, all infuriating property owners and stalling development, one of our vital economic engines...

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Calaveas County Republican Party Weighs In On General Plan

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 10:53 AM

La Grange Rodeo Sunday March 29, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 10:38 AM
La Grange, CA...Want to have a real small town, down home Western experience? The La Grange Rodeo Sunday March 29th is for you. It's a full day, with slack roping and riding events starting 8 AM Sunday morning. Get there around noon to see the Rodeo Queen crowning ceremony. Best be in your seats before 1 PM when the Grand Entry begins at the La Grange Rodeo Arena, overlooking the Tuolumne River canyon, east of town on Hwy 132. You'll see bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, team roping and calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and of course the rodeo clowns. Then there's the goat scramble for kids 8 and under. Catch the goat and you keep it! You'll find plenty of food and refreshments to sample and lots of Cowboy and Cowgirl gear to help you put on the style...


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Traffic Update...Red Suburu On It's Side Near Sr108 / Long Barn Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 10:33 AM
Long Barn, CA...CHP is reporting a Red Subaru on it's side with unknown if any injuries to it's occupants near Sr108 / Long Barn Rd. Let's be careful out there..
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Make Plans For Easter Brunch At Murphys Hotel

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 10:15 AM

Traffic Update...Ford Ranger On It's Side Near Avery Sheep Ranch Rd / Sheep Ranch Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 10:10 AM
Sheep Ranch, CA...CHP is reporting a Ford Ranger on it's side and tools in the roadway about 1/2 mile north of the Avery Sheep Ranch Rd / Sheep Ranch Rd intersection. The extent of injuries if any are unknown at this time. Let's be careful out there...
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San Andreas Woman Loses Her Life In Accident Near Mokelumne Hill

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 09:57 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Connie Sullivan, 53 From San Andreas lost her life in an accident near Mokelumne Hill. The accident occurred at approximately 3:15pm and Sullivan was driving her 1991 Dodge in the southbound traffic lane of SR-49 at an unknown speed when, for an unknown reason, she allowed her vehicle to travel to the right and off the paved portion of the roadway. The Dodge traveled down the steep embankment and overturned. After the collision, it came to rest on its roof facing in an Easterly direction off the roadway, and down the embankment...

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest In Jamestown

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 09:40 AM
Jamestown, CA...On 3/3/15 Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a “homeless camp” near Highway 108 and Stockton Avenue on a report of an altercation. Responding Deputies met with the 40 year old male victim who reported he had been assaulted and threatened by two males. At one point during the altercation one of the males fired at least one shot from a handgun, and demanded the victim leave the area...
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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials For March 25 - 31! Order Your Easter Cakes!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 07:58 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 Order Your Easter Cakes by Lila & Sage - Pre-Order Today! Festive, fresh and delicious custom cakes for Easter, Springtime and all special occasions. 8" round $29.99 serves 10 -15. 6" round $19.99 serves 6 - 8. Chocolate, Vanilla or Carrot Call 209-728-2604 or email us at cake@lilaandsage.com. Want to talk to us about planning and catering your next event? Email Skye at skye@lilaandsage.com




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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"Got Dogwoods? We Do!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 07:53 AM
Murphys, CA...Murphys Nursery has all the Dogwoods you need to get your spring off to a beautiful start.

Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Behind the Bottle June 19-20, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 07:31 AM
Murphys, CA...Here in Calaveras County our only rule to enjoying wine is simple – That you like it! If you are also interested in connecting with the people who make the wine, join us for Behind the Bottle. Our participating wineries will be presenting seminars and demonstrations to broaden your understanding and maybe even your appreciation of wine....

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Live Fire Training In San Andreas On April 11

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 07:15 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Motherlode Interagency Training Officers Association in cooperation with the San Andreas Fire Protection District will be conducting a training burn in your neighborhood. This is to inform you, there will be a live fire safety training exercise of a Structure on the property located at: 236 Treat Ave, San Andreas. The date for the training is April 11, 2015 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This type of training is essential to providing this community with well-trained firefighters. The exercise will allow our personnel a chance to enhance their skills in suppression activities and to work safely in a controlled environment for future fire and life safety needs...

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Caltrans Weekly Road Report For The Week Through 3/28/15

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 07:39 PM
Stockton, CA...The latest Caltrans District 10 Road Report is enclosed. It will give you a good idea of where construction is planned here locally and in our surrounding counties....

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Stanislaus National Forest Hosts Rim Fire Restoration Events

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2015 07:26 PM
Sonora, Calif., (March 19, 2015)…The Stanislaus National Forest is seeking public engagement on restoration of the Forest area affected by the Rim Fire of 2013, a fire that burned 257,314 acres of land, by hosting workshops and open houses this spring. While Reforestation NEPA is underway (scoping package available on Forest website), some Restoration projects (meadow restoration, repair of recreation facilities damaged by the fire, etc.) are being planned; funding is actively being sought...

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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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Past 50 Local News
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  2. Traffic Update...Accident Near Sr26 / Quail Oaks Rd
  3. UCCE Master Food Preservers 2015 Volunteer Training Program Amador & Calaveras Counties April 24 – June 12, 2015
  4. Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men's Club Game for Wednesday March 18, 2015
  5. PATV Comcast Cable Channel 9 Volcano Vision Channel 22 Schedule Through March 26th
  6. Calaveras Arts Council calls out to Artists for (Un)Likely Pairs
  7. Rail Road Flat Stabbing
  8. Classical Guitarists Perform at Ovations Series on April 19, 2015
  9. Columbia College Automotive Program Receives National Accreditation
  10. Techniques to Painting Clouds in Watercolor with Dale Laitinen at Petroglyphe
  11. Sacramento Volunteer Instructor, George Schubel, Receives American Red Cross Presidential Award for Excellence
  12. Accomplice Opens Friday At Murphys Creek Theatre
  13. The 2015 6th Annual Tiger Fest Gourmet Dinner at The RRF Community Club to Raise Funds for RRF School Enrichment Program
  14. 10 Young Ladies To Vie For Jr. Miss Calaveras Crown
  15. Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Celebrates 10 Years Of Harmony With Spring Concert Series
  16. Support Sober Grad Night
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  18. Murphys Irish Day 2015 Pictures & HD Video
  19. You May Need An Affordable Care Act Exemption. ~ Gail Lee
  20. Bring Even Your Complex Taxes To H&R Block
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  22. Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent
  23. Friends of the Calaveras County Fair Whiskerino Update
  24. Traffic Update...Rocks In The Roadway Near Sr12 / Central Hill Rd
  25. Traffic Update...Non-Injury Accident Near Lime Kiln Rd / Lime Rock Dr
  26. Missing Hiker Found Alive in Yosemite National Park
  27. Angela Kay Lombardo 1953 - 2015
  28. President Obama's Weekly Address: It's Time to Confirm Loretta Lynch
  29. FCC Rural Tour Stopping In Calaveras Today
  30. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – BUZZ & ELI!
  31. Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
  32. Spring Is The Perfect Time To Get Your Disc Golf Supplies From SNAC
  33. Bear Valley Kicks Off 2015-16 Spring Season Pass Sale with ‘Forever Pass’
  34. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials For March 18 - 24, 2015 Happy St. Patrick's Day
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  36. Bear Valley Weather & Conditions Update ~By Mattly Trent
  37. Free Irish Day Shuttle & Daffodil Show At Iron
  38. Wild & Scenic & Water Rights ~ Letter To The Editor By Mike Preston
  39. Great Conditions & Bear Valley Open Till April 12th
  40. Memorial Fund For Elizabeth Kindrick
  41. Escaped Debris Burn Scorches 1/4 Acre In Mi-Wuk Village
  42. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – March 20 to March 28
  43. Mary Jane McSorley Garamendi 1921 - 2015 Services Tomorrow For Garamendi Matriarch
  44. Cebrate Murphys Irish Day Saturday, March 21
  45. Make Plans To Play In The Tyler Tafjen Memorial Softball Tournament
  46. Calaveras Airport Fly-In/Open House
  47. American Cancer Society, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and KVIE Host Special Preview Screening of CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES
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  49. Hospice of the Sierra Offering Orientation and Training for Prospective Volunteers
  50. California School Board Association's (CSBA) Legislative Action Day

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