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Tuesday, Oct 21
All Day Beef-N-Barrel Laua
Wednesday, Oct 22
All Day Beef-N-Barrel Laua
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Oct 23
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
All Day Beef-N-Barrel Laua
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday, Oct 24
All Day Beef-N-Barrel Laua
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Saturday, Oct 25
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
01:00 PM Hotel Leger Kids Halloween Craft Day
Until 12:00 AM Beef-N-Barrel Laua
06:00 PM New Forest Supervisor to Speak at Tuolumne County Farm Bureau Annual Dinner
06:00 PM Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
06:30 PM Hospice’s 2nd Annual “CALAVERAS LIVE!” - A Live Variety Show
07:00 PM Free Family Movie in Arnold
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Sunday, Oct 26
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
Monday, Oct 27
10:15 AM Sierra Grief, Free Support Groups. By Hospice of the Sierra
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous

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Thank You!!!!!!, More Server Horsepower Added & A Programing Note

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/21/2014 11:11 AM
Arnold, CA...First and foremost we would like to say THANK YOU! Without the thousands of you each and everyday that visit well this wouldn't be nearly as much fun! September was our busiest month ever with 16,671,715 pageviews. So in a short calendar month had over 555,000 pageviews every single day in Sept. Several days would have easily passed the Million daily pageview mark but our servers just couldn't handle any more load. The good news for most of us that market and promote our area is a good percentage of this interest was from Bay Area and Valley Visitors! The bad news is that on some days it nearly brought the site to a crawl. The last few weeks we have been working to add capacity and now the site should be able to handle more traffic while still returning pages for your viewing pleasure in a more timely fashion. We have actually been holding back some of our features until the site could handle it. You will probably see some pieces from weeks ago that we still feel deserve to be posted and hopefully you will still find them useful or interesting. Thanks for your visits! Thanks for your patience and let us see if we can all use our increased visibility move our local economy forward.

Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/21/2014 10:50 AM
Washington, DC….After a modest decline last month, existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million in September from 5.05 million in August. Sales are now at their highest pace of 2014, but still remain 1.7 percent below the 5.26 million-unit level from last September....

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For October 13 - 20, 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/21/2014 09:42 AM
Calaveras County, CA...Enclosed are the Calaveas County Sheriff's logs for October 13 - 20, 2014.

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New Melones Fishing Report for October 20th~by Glory Hole Sports

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/20/2014 07:51 PM
New Melones, CA...Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 523,656 acre-feet of water. The lake level came up just inches this week and is currently at 862 ft. above sea level and 214 ft. from full. The water is starting to clear up due to stable and rising water. The average water temperature is 72-76 degrees. Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is the road leading off the end of the point. It is a dirt launch without courtesy docks and 4wd is recommended....
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Major Improvements on Interstate 5 at French Camp Road Completed With Help of Proposition 1B

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/20/2014 03:19 PM
San Joaquin County, CA...Today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the city of Stockton and the San Joaquin Council of Governments celebrated the completion of the Interstate 5 (I-5) French Camp Interchange Project....
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Caltrans Launches Interactive Game to Teach Teen Drivers Safe Driving Skills in Highway Work Zones

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/20/2014 02:18 PM
Sacramento, CA... In an effort to fight distracted driving and raise public awareness during National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 19-25, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is joining with the Office of Traffic Safety and California Highway Patrol to launch an interactive, mobile and online game called “Distraction Zone” that helps educate teen drivers about safe driving. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for 14- to 18-year-olds in the United States. ....

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49er Motors Big Fall Blowout Sale!! 209.736.4949

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2014 02:08 PM
Angels Camp, CA...49er motors Fall Blowout sale!! We are overstocked and need to make room for new inventory that is arriving daily!! Come on down and take advantage of our HUGE Inventory and drive home a new Car, Truck or SUV today!! We can Finance most anyone with a down payment and an income source. These are just a SMALL sampling of what we have!!

2011 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR. One Owner clean car fax, still under factory warranty!! This like new Nissan has Power windows and locks and drives like a dream. With great gas mileage, this could be a great commuter or a nice family car!! ON SALE $15,949 VIN-1n4bl2ap6bn445314

2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4x4. This lifted beauty is a 2 owner well maintained Truck. This truck looks almost new inside and out!! We have just finished major reconditioning so that you have a trouble free pickup. Leather, Running boards, Nice tires and wheels. You wont find one as nice as this for this price!! ON SALE $9949 VIN- 1GTHK23U64F194561

2005 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab 1500 LS, 4x4, ONE OWNER!! Extra clean, power windows, power door locks, Z71, cd, power seat, tow package, and so much more, Brand new tires with a nice lift!! You dont see one this nice every day! Super Clean! ON SALE $16,949 VIN# 2GCEK13T851248052

2008 Cadillac CTS, V6 DI 3.6L, Auto 6spd, 4 dr, StabiliTrak, abs, Leather, Bose sound, Power seat, Power windows, Power door locks, MP3, Performance package, Premium Wheels, Pure Luxury!! ON SALE $15,949 Vin# 1G6DR57V180190380

2009 Ford Edge SEL AWD, Auto, Clean Carfax, power windows, power door locks, automatic folding rear seats, traction control, panoramic moonroof, premium wheels, 6 disc MP3, sleek design, much more! ON SALE $13,949 VIN# 2FMDK48C89BA64053

2006 GMC Yukon Denali AWD, 3rd row seating, leather, tons of extras, heated seats, dvd entertainment system, moonroof, tinted windows, tow package, premium wheels, roof rack, low miles! Just beautiful!! ONE OWNER, CLEAN CARFAX! ON SALE $16,949 VIN# 1GKEK63U86J129564

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Tom Pratt For VUSD Board

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2014 02:01 PM

Paid For By The Committee To Elect Tom Pratt

Traffic Update....Rollover Accident On Italian Bar & Removing Injured Deer On Twain Harte Grade

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2014 01:37 PM
Sonora, CA...Crews are working an rollover vehicle accident on Italian Bar Road were a pickup has rolled over about a half mile up from Pine Log Road. CHP is also doing a traffic break on the westbound side of Hwy 108 near the bottom of the Twain Harte Grade to remove some injured deer.

Why I Am Voting For Judge Swift ~ By Chris Muetterties

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2014 12:39 PM
Angels Camp, CA...I would like to express why I am supporting Hugh Swift for Superior Court Judge Dept. 2. When I was first told that Judge Swift had been appointed by Gov. Brown I knew as a life long republican that I would never support Judge Swift due to his appointment. I was challenged by a friend to come listen to Judge Swift and hear about the process he went through for the appointment. I walked away knowing that Judge Swift will be fair and impartial as he sits on the bench but will not be swayed by politics in his rulings. The truth is I am so fed up with both political parties that I just want to scream....
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Let Hands On Extreme Hang Your Christmas Lights & Detail Your Windows!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2014 12:22 PM

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Major 500lb. Meth Bust Linked to Mexican Cartel

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/20/2014 11:55 AM
San Francicso, CA....Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the takedown of a transnational criminal organization based in Contra Costa County, including the arrest of 22 individuals and the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine and over $700,000 in U.S. Currency.....
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Fire Update....Fire Reported Near Alameda Dr / El Naranjo St

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2014 11:12 AM
La Grange, CA...Crews are working a fire near Alameda Dr / El Naranjo St. Please use caution and expect delays in the area...


369 Pounds of Medications Collected in Calaveras County During "Drop The Drugs" Day

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/20/2014 10:36 AM
Calaveras County, CA...An impressive 369 pounds of unused and expired medications were collected during Calaveras County’s most recent “Drop the Drugs” Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014. “This is a successful program that continues to take hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs out of our community and off our streets,” said Deputy Josh Shemenski, who coordinated the ....
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Early Sunday Morning Fatal Rollover Ends Life Of Young San Andreas Man

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2014 09:32 AM
San Andreas, CA...At 5:01am Sunday Morning 20 year old Trenton Bumpus was diving his 1994 Jeep Cherokee northbound Gold Strike Rd at an unknown speed. The vehicle entered a slight right hand curve in the roadway. For an unknown reason the driver failed to follow the curve of the roadway. The vehicle crossed the southbound lane and the driver side tires of the vehicle left the paved roadway. The vehicle turned to the right, reentered the roadway, crossed both traffic lanes and the entire vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle turned back to the left and reentered the roadway. The vehicle then overturned several times in the roadway. The vehicle then left the roadway where it continued to overturn...

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Calaveras Sheriff Volunteers in Gold Rush Day, Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2014 08:12 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Sheriff Volunteer Sgt. Bob Fienberg and three other Sheriff Volunteers in addition to the Sheriff Senior Dispatch K Johnson assisted the Angels Camp Police Department in providing security and traffic control for the Gold Rush Day celebration last Saturday in Angels Camp. The weather was perfect and a large crowd enjoyed this once a year public event.

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Re-Elect Don Stump For CCWD Board

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/05/2014 09:16 AM
Hathaway Pines, CA...I take my position as a Board member for CCWD very seriously. Please visit my web page at for more detailed information or follow me on Facebook at Don Stump for CCWD Dist3. My email address is What my Board has accomplished: Hired an outstanding General Manager-Joone Lopez, Built a new Headquarters Building, Created a funding mechanism to upgrade our infrastructure, Started the Re-Licensing strategy of our North Fork Project, Created important relationships with top State officials and Legislators, Helped develop strategies to retain our Water Rights....

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Dana Pfeil For Superior Court Judge Department One

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/29/2014 01:45 PM

Tim Healy For Superior Court Judge - Dept. 2

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/14/2014 12:20 PM

Launch of Calaveras Save Campaign

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/19/2014 09:23 PM
In response to the Calaveras Unified School Districts proposal to cut music and sports programs in order to shrink budget deficits, a group of parents, teachers, students, alumni and volunteers have launched the Calaveras Save Campaign. The Calaveras Save Campaign, organized by the Calaveras Youth Organization and under the advisement of the Calaveras Community Foundation as a donor advised fund, is to ensure the future of music and performing arts education in Calaveras Unified School District.....
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U.S. Forest Service plans prescribed burn on Stanislaus National Forest

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/19/2014 09:09 PM
Sonora, CA.... Fire crews plan to begin ignitions on the Moore/Bellfour Understory Burn on the Calaveras Ranger District, Stanislaus National Forest, Oct. 21, weather and air quality conditions permitting. The 491 acre unit is located in the North Fork of the Mokelumne River, Bellfour Canyon, six miles west of the town of Bear Valley, off Forest Road 7N09.....
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CUSD Will Hold Their Regular Board Meeting, Monday October 21st

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/19/2014 09:06 PM
San Andreas, CA...CUSD will hold their Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, October 21st. They will start off at 4:30pm with a Closed Session then follow with an Open Session at 5:30pm. Full agenda is enclosed...
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Mother Lode Bonsai Club Moves Meeting to November 8th

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/19/2014 08:55 PM
San Andreas, CA..The Mother Lode Bonsai Club (MLBC) will delay its regularly scheduled monthly meeting in November to allow members to attend the Golden State Bonsai Federation’s convention in Sacramento. Thus, the MLBC will meet on Saturday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the former Calaveras County Water District office, located at 423 E. St. Charles Street (Hwy. 49) in San Andreas. ....
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY....State Route Hwy 4 From Ebbetts Pass to Upper Cascade Creek in Alpine County

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/19/2014 08:21 PM
Alpine County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 4 from Ebbetts Pass to Upper Cascade Creek for pavement repair. Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, October 22, 2014, through Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m....
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State Route 4 Paving Project in Calaveras County for Week of October 20th

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/19/2014 08:07 PM
Calaveras County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 4 from Main Street/Douglas Flat to Meko Drive for paving. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, October 20, 2014, through Friday, October 24, 2014, from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m...
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Traffic Update.....Accident on Hwy 4. Motorcycle Down Near OByrnes Ferry

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2014 02:38 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Crews are working a motorcycle down on Hwy and O'Byrnes Ferry. Please use caution in the area

Vallecito Teachers Association Endorses Three Candidates. Updated With Ali Heermance Interview

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2014 10:16 AM
Murphys, CA...We had the pleasure of speaking with VUSD Teachers Association's Michelle Wright last week. Michelle has taught in the district for 27 years and currently teaches first grade at Michelson Elementary. We spoke about their recent endorsement of Ali Heermance, Colby Barker, and Tom Pratt in the upcoming election for seats on the VUSD Board. We were able to speak with Mr. Pratt & Mr. Barker about their reasons for running. Ali Heermance was on a field trip and we will catch up with her soon. Our video interview is below and additional details on their endorsement is enclosed....

Ali Heermance Interview In HD

VUSD Association Endorsement Video In HD
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Hospice’s 2nd Annual “CALAVERAS LIVE!” - A Live Variety Show

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/01/2014 02:30 PM
Murphys, CA...On Saturday night evening October 25th, Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is presenting their 2nd Annual “CALAVERAS LIVE!” fundraiser at the Black Bart Playhouse in Murphys. Tickets are going fast for this year’s show which begins with a wine reception and hors d’oeuvres provided by The Historic Murphys Hotel at 6:30pm. The evening will include lots of fun, music, laughter, and no doubt a few tears. You will also have the opportunity to bid on fine antiques and art, and purchase raffle tickets at the door. Send us pictures of your loved one and be part of the Memorial Tribute Video finale! There are lots of ways to enjoy the show and lots of opportunities to give and to share!

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/27/2014 10:05 AM
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.

Check Out the Latest Movies at Angels 6 Theatres Above!

Barricaded Subject In Valley Springs (Update...Peaceful Outcome)

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2014 08:49 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Barricaded subject at 7285 Baldwin valley springs Please avoid the area Deputies onscene Will post updates as available.. Update...this is updated information on the earlier bomb threat. It appears that the man involved has threatened to blow up his home. It has also been reported that he poured gasoline on himself and threatened to light himself on fire. A threat of self-immolation in Valley Springs is thankfully not something we have often...or ever. (Update...Initial reports are a peaceful outcome and one in custody!) Great work by all our law enforcement agencies!!

Bomb Threat In Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2014 07:52 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Crews are working a bomb threat on Baldwin Street in the Valley Springs area. So if you see vehicle after vehicle from various agencies and the big Calaveras County Sheriff's Depart Bomb Squad that is what they are doing in the area....

Traffic Update...Injury Accident Near Kennedy Meadows

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2014 01:12 PM
Kennedy Meadows, CA....Crews are working a possible injury accident near Kennedy Meadows on Hwy 108. Let's be careful out there....

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President Obama's Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2014 07:38 AM
Washington, DC...Today, I want to take a few minutes to speak with you-directly and clearly-about Ebola: what we're doing about it, and what you need to know. Because meeting a public health challenge like this isn't just a job for government. All of us-citizens, leaders, the media-have a responsibility and a role to play. This is a serious disease, but we can't give in to hysteria or fear-because that only makes it harder to get people the accurate information they need. We have to be guided by the science. We have to remember the basic facts.

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GE Appliances Buy One, Receive One Free At Middleton's In Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2014 01:31 AM
Angels Camp, CA...GE Appliances and MIDDLETON'S MARK TWAIN want you to enjoy delicious possibilities and sweet rewards! When you buy one GE Monogram appliance, you will receive one free. Click Below To Learn more

Fall colors have arrived at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2014 11:01 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop in to see the gorgeous colors of the season in sweaters, tunics, and casual tees. Visit us during Gold Rush Day this Saturday, and pick out some new pieces for your fall wardrobe. We're open 10am-6pm everyday, or give us a call at 209-890-7532. We look forward to seeing you!

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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials October 15 - 21 "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2014 10:20 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. Weekly Specials October 15 - 21. Creekstone Farms Premium Black Angus Beef. The Creekstone Farms Premium beef program is unique to the beef industry because it combines superior Black Angus genetics, exceptional cattle management practices, carefully controlled high-quality feeding and state-of-the-art processing of only genetically verified Black Angus cattle. No antibiotics or other additives. On special this week Top Sirloin Steak $6.99 lb Black Pepper Flat Iron Steak $9.99 lb. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw

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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Big Fall Coupon Sale Going On Now At Arnold Ace Home Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2014 08:10 AM
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Elect Judge Hugh K. Swift

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/10/2014 08:39 AM

Make Plans For The Murphys Diggins Craft Faire 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2014 01:33 PM

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 04:38 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.

I Trust Merita Callaway ~ By Doug Shinn

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2014 02:43 PM
Arnold, CA...I want to share some key thoughts about the Supervisor race for District 3.  I urge all voters to stand behind Supervisor Merita Callaway and give her a strong mandate of approval for the future.  We have lived in Calaveras County for 34 years. I'm a real estate broker and have been in real estate for 30 years. Whenever an issue came up that affected our County, town, or real estate in general, I was always able to contact Merita and get her help.  A good case in point was the speed limit increases that Caltrans made which had a negative impact on our downtown.  Merita became involved and worked directly with Caltrans and the Highway Patrol to make the needed changes....
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Construction Schedule For Hwy 4 Paving Project In Calaveras County

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2014 02:20 PM
Arnold & Murphys, CA....Scheduled construction work for the Week of October 20-24: Monday (October 20), the contractor will be paving intersections and driveways throughout the 22-mile project; Tuesday through Friday (October 21-24), the contractor will be working on intersections, shoulders and striping throughout the project. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 4 from Main Street/Douglas Flat to Meko Drive for paving. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, October 20, 2014, through Friday, October 24, 2014, from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Crews will be working from Forest Meadows Drive to Lakemont Drive and Country Club Drive to Meko Drive throughout the week.

Most Of Hwy 4 From Douglas Flat to Camp Connell Now Wears A Spiffy New Layer Of Black. So We Should Have Smooth Riding For The Next Few Years. The Video Above Is On The Utica Grade A Few Weeks Ago

Beautiful Arnold Home In Arnold Is Awaiting You! ~ Featured Home From Cedar Creek Realty

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2014 01:28 PM
Arnold, CA...Come see this lovely, well maintained Mill Woods home located within easy walking distance to recreation amenities and multiple hiking trails. The home, which measures approximately 2,204 square feet, has three large bedrooms and two and a half baths. The main level consists of the master suite, a very roomy dining room and a lovely wood vaulted great room. The upper level houses a large loft and two additional bedrooms. Situated on a beautiful corner lot that’s fully landscaped with drip/timered irrigation already installed. Wonderful full-time or second home in a quiet neighborhood. Truly a gem!

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What People Are Saying About Michael Oliveira

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2014 12:34 PM

CAL FIRE Plans Memorial Service for Airtanker Pilot

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2014 10:29 AM
San Jose, CA...Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt as well as to his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life while fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal, California. A celebration of Craig’s life, with full Line of Duty Death fire service honors, will take place Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. On October 7, 2014, Dyncorp Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt was involved in a fatal crash while flying a CAL FIRE S-2T Airtanker over the Dog Rock fire burning near Yosemite’s Arch Rock. “We continue to mourn the tragic loss of Craig.” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE Director. “We know wildland firefighting is an inherently dangerous job, but Craig made the ultimate sacrifice.”

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Traffic Update...Injury Accident Near Lime Kiln Rd / Jacobs Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2014 08:08 AM
Sonora, CA...Crews are working an injury accident near Lime Kiln Rd / Jacobs Rd. There were reports of the vehicle traveling at high speeds prior to the accident. Please use caution in the area....
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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – October 17 to October 25

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2014 08:03 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 to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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Gold Rush Day Street Fair and Celebration Coming Up on October 18th!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/06/2014 11:28 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels Camp celebrated its centennial in 2012 with a day-long street fair, and the party was such a success the city decided to make it an annual event. Gold Rush Day is now in its third year and we’re gearing up for another great party on October 18. Beginning at 10am, Main Street in downtown Angels Camp becomes a pedestrian zone closed to traffic, free shuttle buses will be ferrying people from the parking lots at Bret Harte High School and the Calaveras County...
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Storytelling Events Planned in Murphys

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 12:58 PM
Murphys, CA....The public is invited to three storytelling events Oct. 17, 18 and 19th, all part of a regional storytellers' retreat. The three events open to the public are..
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Grant Barrett For Superior Court Judge

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/18/2014 04:55 PM
Calaveras County, CA....Grant Barrett has served the legal needs of the Calaveras community for the past 18 years. He has over 12 years of experience on the bench in Calaveras County. Since 2006, Grant has served our community as the Calaveras Superior Court Commissioner where he regularly presides over family law and civil disputes. From 2011 through 2013, he also served as Court Commissioner for Amador County Superior Court, at their judges’ request, until a suitable replacement could be recruited and trained. In 2013, Grant was named Judicial Officer of the Year by the Child Support Directors Association of California.

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  1. Live Jazz with Z Man and Friends At Rob's Place
  2. Stanislaus National Forest to Conduct Forest-Wide Prescribed Fire Operations
  3. Ebola: What you need to know
  4. PATV Schedule Comcast Cable Channel 9 Volcano Vision Channel 22 for October 17th~23rd
  5. Trunk Or Treat In San Andreas
  6. For the First Time Ever, Railtown 1897 Offers THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Starting December 5th.... Advance Tickets on Sale Now
  7. Discover The History of Olives in California's Gold Country This Evening At The Angels Camp Museum
  8. Soroptimist Offers Cash Grant to Women for Education or Training
  9. New Forest Supervisor to Speak at Tuolumne County Farm Bureau Annual Dinner
  10. Runner to Hold Telephone Town Hall for Restaurant Owners
  11. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Releases Proposed Statewide Definition of Recidivism
  12. Burson Shooting Update
  13. Traffic Update...Tan Van Off Roadway Sr26 / Silver Rapids Rd
  14. The Veterans Administration Health Van Is Coming To Copperopolis
  15. CCRT Fundraiser Tonight At Rob's Place
  16. City of Angels Camp City Council Meeting Reconvenes on Tuesday, October 21st at Bret Harte Theatre
  17. Beautiful Custom Murphys Rocky Hill Home From Realty World In Arnold
  18. Vote To Re Elect Merita Callaway In November
  19. Foothills Favorite and Busy Northern California Band, Red Dog Ash, Play This Saturday Night, October 18 at Stage 3
  20. Damaged AT&T Fiber Optic Cable Revealed as Deliberate, Intentional Criminal Act
  21. Governor Brown Announces Appointment of Executive Officer of the Council on Mentally Ill Offenders
  22. Mokelumne Hill Historical Trust presents 31st Annual Turkey in the Barrel, Saturday, November 15th
  23. In Loving Memory of Arlene Rawlings (Adams) 1936~2014
  24. What's Happening in Murphys This Week October 15th~23rd
  25. Mother Lode Storytelling Guild Welcomes the Public to "The Sierra Story Winds" Evening Storytelling Concert!
  26. Calaveras Community Foundation Receives Donation from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
  27. Enjoy Your Halloween and Plan to Attend the 7th Annual San Andreas Community Carnival!
  28. Stanislaus National Forest & 3FIA host Watercolor Workshop with artist Laurie Wigham
  29. Possible Drive By Shooting In Burson. 21 Year Old Medi-Flighted For Treatment Of Injuries
  30. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Coming to Black Bart Playhouse on October 31st!
  31. New Melones Fishing Report for October 15th~by Glory Hole Sports
  32. Railtown 1897 Offers Two More Weekends of Popular “Harvest Haunt Express” Train Rides Special Train Rides Pulled by the Famous Sierra No. 3 on Saturdays
  33. Stewardship Council Announces Donation of Land to United State Forest Service...Conservation Values of Lands Donated by PG&E Gain Permanent Protection
  34. Sip and Shop at Winefest November 8 in Sutter Creek
  35. “Trip The Toe Fantastic! Or Incidents On The Way To The Holiday Ball”...2014 Lamplight Tours at Columbia State Historic Park
  36. Angels Camp Library Friends Host Open House
  37. VUSD Has Called a Special Meeting for Today at 4pm~Agenda Enclosed
  38. Community Band's Fall Concert a Cornucopia of Good Music!
  39. Dog Rock Fire Update October 15, 2014
  40. Fall on the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway~by Sandi Pearce of Sierra Sentry
  41. Traffic Update...Vehicle Off Roadway On Hwy 4 Near Stallion
  42. Letter To The Editor On The Judge Swift vs Healy Campaign. ~ By Joanne Snyder Randall
  43. CDC and Frontier Airlines Announce Passenger Notification Underway
  44. Michael Oliveira - Positive Choice ~ By Alice Montgomery
  45. Big October Fall Sale Going On Now At 49er Motors
  46. Mark Twain Medical Center Welcomes Women’s Health Doctor Dr. Ali Parsa to practice at the Angels Camp and Valley Springs Medical Centers
  47. Unique Historic Building Adds Flavor to Historic Hamlet!
  48. The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons
  49. ATT Wireless Outage In Area
  50. The Third Annual "Wines On Main" Is October 25th

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Would you be in favor of Secondhand Smoke Protection ordinances within Calaveras County?
As of March 2014, 5 counties and 69 cities in California have instituted laws to protect citizens from the dangers of involuntary exposure to Secondhand Smoke by requiring Smoke Free Zones within 20 feet of doorways, windows and air intakes
Yes, everyone should have access to public places without being forced to breathe secondhand smoke.
No, smokers should be able to smoke everywhere, even if it puts non-smokers and children at risk.

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Mark Phillips the GM of The Bear Valley Lodge 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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