Some Parts Of Arnold May Be Without Water On January 18 For Emergency Pipeline Repair!
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2017 10:28 PM
San Andreas, CA…With the recent flooding of Big Trees Creek in White Pines that damaged Blagen Road and exposed a portion of Calaveras County Water District’s (CCWD) old water transmission pipeline that still serves the town of Arnold, CCWD has taken steps to help protect the pipeline from failure as the creek, and debris flowing in it, could cause it to break. After thoroughly evaluating all available options to further protect the community’s water supply, CCWD has determined it is necessary to move forward in taking this section of the old pipeline out of service by expediting connection to the recently constructed Reach 3A water transmission main. Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, 2017,
Cambridge, UK...It’s long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest. Writing in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science a team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong report that people who use profanity are less likely to be associated with lying and deception. Profanity is obscene language which, in some social settings is considered inappropriate and unacceptable. It often refers to language that contains sexual references, blasphemy or other vulgar terms. It’s usually related to the expression of emotions such as anger, frustration or surprise. But profanity can also be used to entertain and win over audiences.
A Thanks To All Who Participated In "Chrissy's Christmas."
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/17/2017 05:17 PM
Angels Camp,CA..."I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my friends and family who put together a truly amazing dinner, auction and dance on December 3 in Angels Camp, called Chrissy's Christmas. It was held as a benefit towards my battle with breast cancer as well as in memory of LeeAnne Aschwanden, who was one of the most beautiful, funny and compassionate people I have ever met and miss dearly as do SO many others. She made a huge impact on many of our lives and would have been over joyed by the success of this event."
CTA & NEA Presidents To Join LA Educators Declaring That Schools Are Safe Havens For All Students In National Event
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/17/2017 05:07 PM
Burlingame, CA...In a sign of rising resistance to federal threats to public schools, California educators will join with parents, students, labor and civic leaders and communities on Thursday in calling for every student to have access to a high-quality public education and in standing up against extremist, anti-public school political agendas. This national day of action comes just one day before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration and will call out his incoming administration’s support for the corporate privatization of public schools and for Betsy DeVos, his anti-public education nominee for U.S. secretary of education.
Chelsea Manning's Sentence Commuted By President Obama, 273 Pardons & Commutations So Far
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2017 03:14 PM
Washington, DC...On January 17, 2017, the Obama administration announced that Manning would be freed on May 17, 2017, under a commutation of her sentence granted by President Obama. The following is the statement from the White House on The President's pardons and commutations so far. "Today, 273 individuals learned that the President has given them a second chance. With today’s 209 grants of commutation, the President has now commuted the sentences of 1,385 individuals – the most grants of commutation issued by any President in this nation’s history. President Obama’s 1,385 commutation grants – which includes 504 life sentences – is also more than the total number of commutations issued by the past 12 presidents combined. And with today’s 64 pardons, the President has now granted a total of 212 pardons.
Traffic Update....Fatal Head On Collision Closes Hwy 88 (Update...Roadway Now Open)
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2017 02:59 PM
Pine Grove, CA...(Update...Roadway now open) There has been another fatal collision on our local roadways. Thre has been a 4 vehicle head on collision on Hwy 88 near Aqueduct Road. They have a hard closure in effect until they have finished processing and clearing the incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with those involved and affected. Please be careful out there folks....
Don’t Get Stuck With Medicare Late Fees ~ A Column By Greg Dill
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/17/2017 02:39 PM
San Francisco, CA...This past holiday season, I found myself in line at the airport counter, waiting to check a bag prior to a flight to visit family and friends. The gentlemen in front of me got frustrated when the customer agent said he had to pay more to check a bag because he hadn’t paid for it online beforehand.
Glory Hole Sprots Big Bass Bash Fishing Tournament January, 28th
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/17/2017 02:00 PM
Angels Camp,CA...Team Tournament $160 ALL-IN, 100% PAYBACK!!Format: Two fish limit- one spotted bass- one largemouth bass combined weight.(Must be one of each species for a two fish limit. If you can only catch one species than you can only weigh-in one fish). Each fish will be weighed separately and then the weights will be added together, Heaviest weight wins.Big Fish Pot for biggest spotted bass and Big Fish Pot for biggest largemouth bass. Payout Based on a 50-boat field.
Copperopolis, CA...Open Paint Wednesdays–Graphite Wednesday, January 25 • starting at 10am. Drawing the Nose of a Child Learn how to get the nose of a child the right size and in the right place. You will need graphite pencils and drawing paper, or sketchbook. Bring a photo to work from afterwards if you like.
Sonora Police Department Get More Than They Bargain For
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/17/2017 12:51 PM
Sonora, CA...Just prior to noon on Saturday, January 14th, the Sonora Police Department was called to the Grocery Outlet market for a report of a shoplifter. When Officer Bowly arrived, he was directed to a female, later identified as 30-year-old Stephany Marie Shelman of Sonora. Shelman initially provided Officer Bowly with a false name and denied being in possession of stolen property.
Arnold, CA...Our Pa, Wilmer Delbert Koeppen, passed away on January 4th, 2017 at the age of 96. He was born in Nebraska to a farming family. They moved to Idaho during the Dustbowl and Depression era. He was a World War II Veteran who was a gunner for the U.S. Navy. He delivered milk to homes for Borden’s many years in San Francisco. He also was a retired city worker for the city of South San Francisco where he was a printer. A resident of Arnold, he spent his spare time fishing, exploring the area, gathering wood and puttering around the house. He was most proud of his role as a father, grandfather and a great grandfather. When his grandchildren were young, he could always be found in the cheering section of their sports.
Fisticuffs Ensued After Stolen iPhone Leads Victims To Thief On Hwy 108
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2017 11:15 AM
Sonora, CA...On Saturday morning just before 9:30 AM, Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a physical fight on Highway 108 near Woods Way. Jesse Newton, a suspect in a stolen vehicle reported to CHP that morning, was located by the owner of the vehicle. The victim and his friend caught up with Newton who was walking and carrying the victim's black bag. While the victim went to get a cell phone to call law enforcement, Newton retrieved a pair of metal knuckles and struck the friend in the back of the head. The friend then punched Newton and held him on the ground until law enforcement arrived.
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Major Injuries To Mokelumne Hill Girl In Dirt Bike Accident
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2017 10:52 AM
Sheep Ranch, CA...A 13 year old Mokelumne Hill girl sustained major injuries on Sunday afternoon. She was riding a Honda CR125 southbound through an open field on private property at an unknown speed. For an unknown reason, She lost control of the dirt bike she was riding and was ejected. She sustained major injuries as a result of the collision and was transported by ground ambulance to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. She was wearing a helmet and safety equipment.
Jerod Latina, 27 From Angels Camp Perishes In Fatal Collision On Pool Station Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2017 10:25 AM
Angels Camp, CA...On 01/14/2017 at an undetermined time of the night or early morning, Latina) was driving Vehicle his Chevrolet northbound on Pool Station Rd., north of State Route 4. For an undetermined reason, Latina turned his vehicle to the left causing it to travel off the west side of the roadway. His vehicle overturned and collided with a tree. For an undetermined reason, Latina was located outside his vehicle and had succumbed to his injuries.
Schedule of Events For Presidential Inauguration Starting January 19th
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2017 10:09 AM
Washington, DC...The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) released the schedule of official events for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. The official portion of the inaugural will begin with the President-elect and Vice President-elect laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, continue with a welcome concert on Thursday, January 19th, and end with the National Prayer Service on Saturday, January 21st. The inaugural will carry the message of President-elect Trump’s historic campaign, “Make America Great Again!”
The Photo Above Is From Teddy Roosevelt's 1905 Inauguration
The Storm Door Reopens & Another System Arrives Tomorrow
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2017 09:30 AM
Arnold, CA...The storm door reopens and anther system moves into our area tomorrow along the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Today Mostly sunny. Highs 39 to 49 higher elevations...47 to 55 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds up to 10 mph in the morning becoming light. Tonight Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 24 to 38 higher elevations...36 to 42 lower elevations. Prevailing southeast winds up to 10 mph. Wednesday Cloudy. At lower elevations, a chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. At higher elevations, a chance of rain and snow in the morning, then rain and snow likely in the afternoon. Highs 32 to 44 higher elevations...42 to 50 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...up to 1 inch higher elevations. Snow level 7000 feet. Prevailing south winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon.
Murphys, CA...Please join us at Ironstone Vineyards for our Annual Dinner on January 27, 2017. We are excited to announce this year's theme will be Hollywood Red Carpet. The event will start at 5:30pm with networking, appetizers and a no host bar followed by dinner and our evening program.
Pinecrest, CA...On Sunday evening around 5 PM, The Sheriff's Office received a report of a road rage incident that occurred at Dodge Ridge. A man later identified as, 36 year old Tony Alahverdi from Turlock, threatened to kill the victim and pointed what the victim believed was a firearm at the him. The road in the area was backed up and many cars were passing illegally. Alahverdi was trying to pass and the victim was in the way, preventing him from doing so.
Rail Road Flat, CA...Michael Jack Spadoni, of Rail Road Flat, CA died on January 12, 2017 at Avalon Health Care in San Andreas, due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. Mike was born on January 14, 1942 to Eva Jensen Spadoni and Gene Spadoni in San Francisco, CA. Mike graduated from Burlingame High School in 1959 and later served in the California State Army National Guard. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University East Bay. He married Virginia Boyle and had two daughters, Theresa and Lisa.
Traffic Update....Cattle Drive Near Sheriff's Posse Grounds On Rawhide
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2017 10:40 AM
Jamestown, CA...The Sonora CHP office is wrangling cars while the cowboys do a bit of a cattle drive moving cattle around near the Sheriff's Posse Grounds on Rawhide Road. Please use caution in the area....
Buchanan & Tafjen Attend 2017 National Pole Vault Summit In Reno
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/16/2017 10:32 AM
Reno, NV...Ryan Buchanan and Ellie Tafjen sophomores from Bret Harte along with over 2100 pole vaulters from around the nation attended a two day summit this past weekend in Reno. Athletes worked with elite vaulters from across the country for one day, then competed with vaulters in their class the next day.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's. "I Have A Dream" Speech As Delivered August 28, 1963
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2017 09:28 AM
Washington, DC...As we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's. federal holiday we thought it was appropriate to share with you his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech. It was delivered on August 28, 1963. We have the full text of the speech and video as well. "I Have a Dream" Speech Text.....I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity......
Angels Camp, CA...Our puppy SchazI went missing on 1/9/17 in downtown Angels Camp. Last seen Finnegan Ln. And Highway 49. She is a Miniature Pinscher And is about 7 months old. She does have a tail and was not wearing a collar. She is a therapy dog to my 5 & 7 year old daughters and myself after the brutal murder of my brother this summer. We miss her so much!! Please help bring her home! Sara Holman 209 206 3182
It Was A Sell Out At The 31st Annual "First Taste Of The Year" Copperopolis Wine Festival !!
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 09:10 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Copperopolis Town Square hosted the Sold Out, 31st Annual “First Taste of the Year” wine festival on Saturday. 750 tickets were sold for tastings from more than 35 wineries from across the Sierra Foothills. Live jazz from the Bob Eisenman Band complemented artisan foods and appetizers, gourmet wood fired pizza, burgers, cheeses, French bread and treats. A wide selection of custom crafts, artwork, clothes, gifts, wines, foods and souvenirs were also available from local merchants. Activities and games for kids were also part of the festivities. Click below for our new for 2017 1200 pixel slideshows & photo albums with lots and lots of photos...
Traffic Update....Major Injury Collision On Sheep Ranch Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 04:13 PM
Sheep Ranch, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury collision on Sheep Ranch Road. Please use caution in the area.... (Update...This one looks like it may take a tragic turn as well. Patient is having difficulty breathing and cannot feel legs. Our prayers are with the injured)
Hey Good People!! "Pure Mountain Fun" At It's Best!! Time To Play For MLK! ~ Bear Valley Update By Mattly Trent
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 12:59 PM
Bear Valley, CA....Hey Good People!! Hey Good People! A crisp clear morning here at BV at 5am. With more sunshine on the way today it's going to be an awesome day to get out and ride. The high will be right around 37F or so and winds will stay light out of the ENE from 3-5mph. MLK day will be a repeat and well, you couldn't ask for better conditions in NorCal. As we push past the weekend a low pressure system will arrive early Wednesday morning and bring more snow to the area so get on up here and enjoy our "Pure Mountain Fun" ethos!!!!!! Stay tuned..................
Join us for a special evening with Phoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie at the spectacular Cathedral Lounge. 7pm
Experience The Difference At Sonora Ford! Ford Has The Most Top 5 Crash Test Safety Ratings
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 11:04 AM
Sonora, CA...We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!
Traffic Update....Overturned Pickup & Camper On Hwy 4 Near Upper Moran
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 09:11 AM
Arnold, CA...(Updated...Good News as it has now being shown as only a minor injury collision) CHP is reporting and Calaveras Sheriff deputy on scene of an overturned pickup with a camper on hwy 4 near Upper Moran. There are possibly juveniles in the camper as well. Please use caution in the area....
Ruger Is Missing Have You Seen Her? (Update...Happy Ending...Ruger was returned)
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 07:53 PM
Angels Camp, CA...From a viewer..."We are currently on vacation and we're boarding our dog at The pet Bath House in Angels camp. She jumped the fence and has been missing since 10:30am this morning. I was hoping you could post something if found to please take her back to the kennel. She is a boxer and her name is Ruger. My number is 209 768 3931." Update...(Ruger has been located safe and sound. A good hearted person collected her and kept her safe . Calaveras County Animal Services played an important part in helping out. In all fairness to the kennel owners, they did everything they could in recovering the escaped dog. As it turns out, Ruger can scale most fences and make good her escape better than most ordinary dogs when given the slightest opportunity. Boxers are known "escape artists".
A number of people participated in various ways in this effort for a happy ending.
Ruger is now accounted for. Thanks to all concerned.....")
Charming Angel Oaks Home With Fenced Back Yard Only $339,000 From Nexthome Utica Properties
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/03/2017 02:21 PM
Angels Camp,CA...Charming 3 bedrooms 2 bath Angel Oaks home. Kitchen includes granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Solid oak flooring throughout living room/kitchen/hallways, plantation shutters and french doors to large fenced backyard.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus Will End Its 146 Year Run in May
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 08:07 PM
Ellenton, Fl...Feld Entertainment Inc., parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment, announced today that the iconic 146-year-old circus would hold its final performances later this year. Ringling Bros.®’ two circus units will conclude their tours with their final shows at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on May 7, and at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., on May 21, 2017.
SpaceX Successfully Launched 10 Iridium Satellites Today As Launches Resume
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 06:44 PM
Vanderberg, CA...From Spacex: "On January 14, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. The 10 satellites are the first of at least 70 satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Below is a summary of the mission in photos, with more photos available on our Flickr site. You can also watch the archived webcast here...
Traffic Update....Injury Collision On Poole Station Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 11:43 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(The collision release should be available Tuesday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with those involved. Our roads are narrow and unforgiving.) CHP is reporting an injury collison on Poole Station Road. Please use caution in the area...
President Obama's Last Weekly Address On The Honor of Serving You as President
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 10:03 AM
Washington, DC...This week, I traveled to Chicago to deliver my final farewell address to the nation, following in the tradition of Presidents before me. It was an opportunity to say thank you. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people – in living rooms and schools; at farms and on factory floors; at diners and on distant military outposts – are what have kept me honest, kept me inspired, and kept me going. Every day, I learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.
Hey Good People!! Winter Explosion Today In Bear Valley
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 09:44 AM
Bear Valley, CA....Hey Good People! 70" in the last 4 days! With another 5" in 24hrs we have 70" for the current storm total and 191" for the season and 105" as our base currently. Today's high will come in around 30F with ENE winds from 13-22mph. Conditions are superb right now for the start of MLK weekend. Saturday and Sunday will continue with even more clear skies and abundant sunshine. The next system will come in by Wednesday but that's another story for now. We are pumped to be back online after suspending operations due to the immense amount of snow and Avalanche hazards over the last week but we are back and it's gonna be a great MLK weekend. Come on up and enjoy our "Pure Mountain Fun" ethos!!!!!! Stay tuned..................
Milliaire Barrel Room Bash Concert Series With Jill Warren
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/13/2017 09:51 AM
Murphys, CA...Our summer Locals' Night series was such a success, we've decided to keep the fun going with a winter concert series at the Milliaire Winery barrel room, just 3 miles outside of downtown Murphys!
SNAC Is Your Winter Headquarters For Downhill Rentals, Gear & More
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2017 09:23 AM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.
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Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
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.