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Coming Soon...
Saturday, Jul 4
10:00 AM 43rd Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
06:00 PM Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Sunday, Jul 5
Until 05:00 PM 43rd Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival
Monday, Jul 6
10:15 AM Hospice of the Sierra's Grief Support Group in Murphys
Tuesday, Jul 7
Wednesday, Jul 8
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Jul 9
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
Friday, Jul 10
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181

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Celebrate Independence From Your Kitchen At Arnold Lions Pancake Breakfast

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2015 01:11 AM
Arnold, CA....The Arnold Lions are hosting their annual July 4th Pancake Breakfast on Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th. Pancakes, ham, and eggs cooked to order will be served from 7:30 to 11:30 at the Ebbetts Pass Gas parking lot. Bring the whole family for a great breakfast!!

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It's Garage Sale Time On Fairway Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2015 01:00 AM

Party All Summer At Sequoia Woods

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 09:55 PM
Arnold, CA...Sequoia Woods Country Club in Arnold has everything you need for a great summer including entertainment all summer long..


Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect In Moderate & High Hazard Areas

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 06:50 PM
Sonora, CA…The Forest Service announced that, because of high fire danger, a Forest Order enacting temporary fire restrictions is in effect in Moderate and High Hazard Areas of the Stanislaus National Forest (NF). The fire restriction prohibits campfires, briquette barbecues, and smoking outside developed campgrounds in designated Moderate and High Hazard Areas of the Forest. Welding and blasting also are prohibited, except by special permit. This Forest Order serves as an extra measure to help reduce the potential for large and damaging wildfires. We are asking the public's cooperation in helping us prevent destructive fires before they start.

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Yosemite Institutes Fire Restrictions

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 06:39 PM
Yosemite, CA...Yosemite National Park is experiencing very high fire danger along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and possible active fire behavior, the park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 2.13(c):

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Shop Timeless Home Gallery In Arnold Tomorrow

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 06:21 PM
Arnold, CA...Saturday July 4th. Independence Day. Timeless Home Gallery LLC ONE DAY ONLY. 1316 Oak Circle in Cedar Center-Arnold, CA. We will have a selection of Live Edge Wood Slabs for Sale. Stop by and choose from a variety of locally grown, cut & milled wood slabs for your next project or let us help you with your next home decor idea. Open 9-5 on Saturday July 4th.


Traffic Update....Vehicle Accident Near SR49 / Sims Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 05:11 PM
Jamestown, CA...CHP is reporting a multiple vehicle accident near SR49 / Sims Rd. Initially it came in as 3-4 vehicles involved but the number has dropped to 2. Lanes are blocked... (Probably major injuries with multiple patients and air ambulances on the way) Remember we also now have an incident feed down the right hand side of the site. If you don't see it on the front page it most likely will be there...

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Reminder Angels Camp's 4th Of July Picnic Is Tomorrow At Utica Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 03:43 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Don't forget this Saturday is 4th of July Picnic in the Park in Angels Camp! This event offers everything you need; a salute to Veterans, Games for the Kids, Yummy food vendors, Shopping & music by The Fabulous Off Brothers! Noon to 5:00pm at Utica Park!


Star Spangled 4 Day Sale At Arnold Ace Home Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 03:03 PM
Arnold, CA...Star Spangled 4 Day Sale At Arnold Ace Home Center. Pages of savings are enclosed...

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Brice Station Winery's Hilltop Concert Venue Comes Of Age...Chains Required Tomorrow Night!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 02:15 PM
Murphys, CA....Over the last few years Brice Station Winery has been hard at work growing their Hilltop Venue. Through their hard work it has grown and matured into on of our areas premier venues to catch great concerts and even Shakespeare. Last Saturday Night we stopped by to see what the buzz is all about. The Tour Guides were on stage and the crowd was dancing and enjoying a great show...

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Iryna Elisabeth Maybrook 4/13/1931 – 6/23/2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 11:03 AM
Plymouth, CA...Iryna passed away peacefully at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital after surviving a serious stroke in 2012 that left her paralyzed but never broke her loving spirit. She was born Irma Elisabeth Baumler in Bamburg, Germany on April 13, 1931 and grew up in Bad Staffelstein, Germany. After serving as governess to a diplomat’s children in London and Beirut, she immigrated to the United States at age 27 and moved to Chicago, IL, where she married Billie Johnson in 1960. She and Billie had four children and were blessed with two granddaughters. She was incredibly devoted to her family as well as her friends and community. In later years she worked happily doing the Lord’s work at Moriah Heights, where she served as Treasurer for the Hope Foundation until 2007. In 1998, Billie passed away, and in 1999 she remarried widower Mike Maybrook, with whom she shared a loving life until Mike’s death in 2007...
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Roy Edward Hillabush Jr 1933 to 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 10:45 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Roy Edward Hillabush Jr., age 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, June 26, 2015. He was born in Batavia, New York on October 12, 1933 to Roy and Evelyn Hillabush. He served in the military from 1951-1954. On July 2, 1955 Roy married Joyce Curry. Throughout his life he faithfully served his God and church as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Elder. He was currently a member of the Clements Community Church. As a school board member, Boy Scout leader and Child Evangelism Fellowship treasurer he shared his wisdom. Roy was a gifted mechanic and talented woodworker and enjoyed making wooden toys for his grandchildren, great grandchildren and all.

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Michelle Lee Ponte, March 19, 1993 to June 10, 2015 Calaveras County, Fifth Generation

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2015 10:11 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Michelle "Shell" Ponte, 22, of Angels Camp passed away at her home in Angels Camp. She was currently attending college working towards her degree in nursing, following in her Grandma Jane Ponte's footsteps. Her goal was to work in obstetrics. Michelle was a 2011 graduate of Bret Harte High School where she was involved in high school yearbook and took stats for several football seasons. She also enjoyed community service activities and was instrumental in reaching out to young voters in her mother's election to the Board of Supervisors in 2012.

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The Copperopolis Town Square's "Market At The Square" Launches This Sunday (Updated With Vendor List)

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 08:49 AM
Copperopolis, CA....Copperopolis Town Square's Farmers Market, "Market at The Square Coming Up Sunday, July 5th, from 11am-3pm, Running Every Sunday Through October 4th! Selling Fresh Fruits & Veggies, Handcrafted Foods, Baked Goods, Arts and Crafts, and Much More!. Market At The Square promises to be one of the largest Farmers Markets in the county. It will take advantage of a great venue with ample parking, easy access and restaurants, boutiques and shops to add to your shopping experience. Market runs every Sunday, July 5th-October 4th, 11am-3pm...

2015 Farmers Market Vendor List

Lulu’s Jams & Jellies, Focaccia Breads, Jams and Jellies
Outer Aisle Foods, Fruit and Veggies
Teepee Bee, Raw Honeys and Snacks
Old Skool Pie Pizza, Brick Oven Pizzas
Island Snow Tiki Hut, Shaved Ice, Lemonade and Iced Tea
Macaronage Macarons Bakery, Cake Pops, Macaron Cookies, Dipped Strawberries
Debby Hunters Home Baked Goods, Cookies, Breads, Cinnamon Rolls
Rustic & Repurpose, Vintage Shabby Home Décor, Floral Arrangements, Succulents
Coverups Interiors, Handcrafted Home Décor
Arnold Pantry, Orvis Meat and Cheeses, Berries, Tomatoes and Stone Fruits
Katey’s Candles, Handpourn candles
Vintage Heart, Hancrafted Soaps, lotions, décor
Succulents!, Garden and flower arrangements
Mother Lode Kettle Corn
Aprons & Such, Aprons, Pot Holders and Bag Holders
Flores Farms, Veggies and Eggs
Valeries Gifts, Jewelry, Scentsy Wickless Candles
Cipponeri Family Farms, Fresh Fruit and Veggies
Cakes by Jeff The Chef, Mini Pies and Cobbler in a Jar
Hardy Appetitez On Site Catering, Selling Fire Roasted Ham & Eggs Quesadilla's, Roasted Veggie Omelet Quesadilla's, Fire Grilled Citrus Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla's, California Cob Salad Roasted Ham or Chicken w/Tomatillo Dressing and Mixed Greens.
Hounds and Horses Essentials, Selling personal pet tags
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Happy 4th Of July From Angels Trading Post

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 02:00 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.

Harper's Closet Is Now Open In Murphys! Big 50% Off Sale Going On 4th Of July Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/13/2015 09:18 AM
Murphys, CA...Harper's Closet is now open! Our racks and shelves are stocked with consigned articles of children's clothing and accessories (including maternity clothing) that are "next to new" quality. Come check out our swim wear and sandals! We are currently accepting consigners at Harper's Closet. Please visit us and bring in your "next to new" items! We are located at 772C Murphys Creek Road in Murphys. Harper's Closet will be open Tuesday thru Friday, 11-5 and Saturday, 11-4.

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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – July 3 to July 11

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/02/2015 12:12 PM
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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The Big 49er Motors Stars & Stripes Sale Is Going On Now!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/02/2015 11:29 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors Stars and Stripes Sale. Happy 4th of July from 49er Motors enjoy your weekend and be safe. Why not enjoy it in a new Car , Truck or SUV? We can finance most anyone from terrible to great credit with rates as low as 1.9%. Come down and take a look today. Don't forget OUR SERVICE CENTER SERVICES ALL MAKES AND MODELS- from oil changes to engine swaps and everything in between!! We are running an Air Conditioner service special for $69.49. Call for an appointment and let us get your car back in shape today!

2010 Buick Enclave CXL, V6 3.6L, Leather Interior, Navigation, Power Liftgate, Traction Control, StabiliTrak, Keyless Entry, Keyless Start, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Mp3 Cd Player, Bose Premium Sound, Back Up Cam, Hid Headlights, Way To Much To List It All, Come Check Out This Luxury SUV !!!!!! ON SALE $19449 VIN:5GALRCED7AJ141158

2010 Chevrolet Malibu Lt, 4 Cyl 2.4L, Automatic 6 speed overdrive & TAPshift, Traction Control, Abs, Air Conditioning, Power Windows/Locks, Cruise Control, Tilt & Telescoping Wheel, Mp3 Cd Player, Bluetooth Wireless, Dual Air Bags, Power Driver Seat, Premium Wheels. This Is A Great Gas Saver That Will Have You Riding In Style !!!!
ON SALE $11,449 VIN:1G1ZC5EB4AF177891

2010 Dodge Journey SXT, V6 3.5L, 3RD ROW, Rear Air, Mp3 Multi Cd Player, Tilt Wheel, Steering Wheel Controls, Automatic Doors & Windows, Roof Rack, Keyless Entry,Flexible Seating And Smooth Ride, And Its Blend Of Utility, Comfort And Value is Bound To Be Intriguing For Families On A Budget! ON SALE $11,449 VIN:3D4PG5FV4AT172890

The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 boasts a strong Hemi V8, classy interior and revolutionary rear suspension that makes it one of the smoothest-riding rigs in the truck market. 2 owner, clean carfax, alloy wheels, power windows and locks, abs, ac, cruise, entertainment system, cd, mp3, power seat, sliding rear window, tow package, and more! Head-turner!
ON SALE $23,949 VIN:1D7RV1CT9AS116667

2003 Ford Excursion XLT, V10 6.8L 310 HP, This is a SUPER CLEAN and nice Excursion. Third Row, Automatic Windows & Locks, Back Rear Window Vents, Rear Air Conditioner Controls/Stereo, 6 Disc Cd Player, Dual Power Front Seats, Power Pedal Adjustments, Backup Sensors. Roomy & Powerful SUV That Seats 8 Passengers More Than Comfortable!!!! 2 owner Clean Car Fax!!- This one is ready to roll! ON SALE $12,949 VIN:1FMNU40S43EB25573

2003 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe, V6 3.0L 200 hp, Automatic Windows, Automatic Locks, Air Conditioning, Tilt Wheel, 6 Disc Cd Player, Cruise Control, Driver Power Seat. Couldn't Ask For A Better Looking Affordable Car! Well Taken Care of and In Excellent Condition!!!! ON SALE $5,449 VIN:1FAFP56S03G237133

Live Music, Free Fireworks & More At Murphys Hotel On The 4th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/02/2015 09:32 AM

Non-Farm Payroll Up 223,000 In June and Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.3%

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/02/2015 08:52 AM
Washington, DC...Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing. Incorporating revisions for April and May, which decreased nonfarm employment by 60,000, monthly job gains have averaged 221,000 over the past 3 months. In the 12 months prior to June, employment growth averaged 250,000 per month....
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President Obama On the Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/02/2015 08:42 AM
Washington, DC...Good morning, everybody. Please have a seat. More than 54 years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the United States closed its embassy in Havana. Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba, and re-open embassies in our respective countries. This is a historic step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with the Cuban government and people, and begin a new chapter with our neighbors in the Americas.

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Get Ready For The Independence Day Celebration At Ironstone!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/02/2015 08:23 AM
Murphys, CA...Ironstone's Independence Day Celebration! Gates open at 4:30pm. Live Music by: Shane Dwight, The Tour Guides, The Risky Biscuits Adults: $12 Children 6-12: $5 5 & under: Free. Fireworks start at dark FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Saturday July 4th, 2015 Food, beer, wine, and so much more!


This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – LOKI & INDY!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/02/2015 07:54 AM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market, open Thurs. through Sat., 10 am–5 pm. Loki and Indy will be there, along with other kitties who would love to meet you. We will also have kitties available at our Angels Camp Adoption Center, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49), open Thurs/Fri, 10 am–5 pm, and Saturday, 11 am–5pm. Come in and meet the kitties!

Loki Indy
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Women's Health Services In Calaveras County...They Listen & Take Action

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/02/2015 07:47 AM

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 04:08 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.

Check Out the Latest Movies at Angels 6 Theatres Above!

Sheriff's Office Seeking Additional Information On Circle XX Shooting

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 12:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On 06/28/15, at about 1150 hours, Deputies responded to a report of a male subject trying to force his way into a home on the 6000 block of Chaparojos Street, Angels Camp, threatening to kill 29 year old Derek Rutherford. The occupant armed himself with a hand gun in fear for his safety. The male subject continued to threaten Rutherford and to force entry, when a third party arrived. The male suspect then turned his focus on her and told Rutherford that he would kill the female. Derek Rutherford exited the residence, shooting the male suspect multiple times. The suspect succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Derek Rutherford was questioned about the incident and released. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing...

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Happy 4th Of July From CHS Thrift Stores! Stop By The Arnold Store For A Great Raffle!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 10:11 AM

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Chuck Hovey's Medical Recovery Fund ~Kyle Hovey

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 09:57 AM
Murphys, CA...On June 25th at around 4:15 PM my father suffered a severe stroke that disabled the left side of his body and required his admission to the UC Davis medical center in the Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit where he currently resides. We were incredibly fortunate to have been there for him, and we got him to the hospital within three hours of the event so that he could be administered life-saving medicine. Unfortunately, this did not do as much as the doctors had hoped and his condition worsened. The right lobe of his brain had continued to swell, and I had to give the go-ahead for a craniectomy. This is an operation that allows for pressure to be relieved in his head, but left my father without one side of his skull.

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The Calaveras County General Plan Update Process Picks Up The Pace & Community Plans To Be Included

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 09:21 AM
San Andreas, CA...Last night the San Andreas Town Hall was filled with a good sized crowd that weighed in on the now almost decade long General Plan update process. The Draft Plan was released on December 18, 2014. During the following 90 review and comment period there were over 400 comment letters submitted totalling over 1000 pages for review. The planning commission is scheduled to start the detailed review process July 9th. Planning Director, Peter Mauer at the start of last night's meeting gave an update on the process. One of the biggest items items of contention during the Draft Plan comment phase was on the inclusion of the Community Plans in the General Plan. In some instances local community members had spend hundreds of hours working on their visions for their communities. Direction was given to include the Community Plans in the General Plan.

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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials July 1 - July 7 Happy 4th of July!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 07:45 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 Happy 4th of July! Dreyers & Crystal Ice Cream 2/$7 select varieties 48 - 56 ounces

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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Governor Brown Signs Vaccine Bill

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 07:20 AM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Brown Signs Vaccine Bill


Mark Twain Medical Center Honors Our Heritage, Heroes & Freedoms

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 12:02 PM

Is The Time Finally Right To Build Your Dream Home? Cedar Ridge Has Your Lots Ready! Video Interview With Jon Ellis

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 09:53 AM
Arnold, CA...Arnold, CA...Since 1990 Jon Ellis has had a dream of a great, upscale, custom home community on the beautiful 180 acre Cedar Ridge property. He and his wife Anne have kept pursuing this dream against what have at times been significant odds. Their patience, perseverance and faith have paid off. The property is a former Boy Scout Camp that at times played host to 10,000 young Scouts at a time. That has given way to wide, mostly level streets, underground utilities including electric, water, sewer & more. If you are looking for a mountain lot that is ready for your home these are ready and construction could begin within weeks....

Additional Photos And Map Enclosed. Video Interview Is Below

Jon Ellis Cedar Ridge Interview In HD
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Time For An ESA From Angels Sheet Metal? 209.736.4541

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2015 09:45 AM
Angels Camp, CA...What is an Energy Savings Agreement? An ESA is a complete precision tune-up and professional cleaning of your Heating and/or Cooling equipment. The service is provided on an annual or semi-annual basis. Prices start at $155.00 per year for two seasonal services. “I feel the old system would not have lasted this long, 25+ years, if it had not been serviced by Angels Sheet Metal all this time.” Mrs. Thomas, Valley Springs...

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Get Your Vehicles Looking Their Best At Autosmith In Hathaway Pines - 209.795.2269

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/05/2014 07:17 AM
Hathaway Pines, CA...Autosmith has been one of the leading Autobody and Collision Repair Centers in Calaveras County for 21 years and going strong. Jeff German and his staff take pride in every job and many of our local businesses and families count on Autosmith to smooth the scratches and bumps that life dishes out. They have a large state of the art repair center located in Hathaway Pines. They offer pickup and delivery. The quality and experience of the city here in the country. Modern up-to-date equipment. I-Car certified. They work with all insurances and are direct repair for many including CSAA, Western United, State Farm, Allstate, Esurance, Allied, Nationwide, AMCO, Titan, Victoria, Encompass. They use top quality Dupont paints to make sure your pride and joy stays showroom fresh for years to come. They are deeply involved in the community and many of our local commercial and emergency vehicle fleets keep their first impressions positive thanks to Autosmith....

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Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/13/2014 11:25 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Time to order your new Mahindra Tractor from Joe's Services. Joe Thomas has over 28 years of experience performing overhauls and general maintenance on small to mid-size tractors. He provides the finest workmanship at a reasonable price. Joe's Services is a Mahindra authorized dealer.

Site Update...Local Traffic & Fire Feed

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 04:25 PM
Arnold, CA...The slow process of migrating to an upgraded platform is continuing. You will find a feed of the latest Traffic & Fire Updates is now on right hand of the site....

Chatom Vineyards’ July Winemaker Dinner!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 11:41 AM
Douglas Flat, CA....Announcing Chatom Vineyards’ July Winemaker Dinner! Join Chef Kris Fichtner of Lunch Lady Catering for a Low Country Boil inspired, four-course menu and hand picked wine pairings from Chatom Vineyards. Live music and dancing with The Thick Soup Band. $75 per person / $65 for Wine Club Members Advance ticket purchases are required. For more information, or to make reservations, please call: 209.736.6500 or visit

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Tax Rate on Gasoline Drops in Time for 4th of July Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 11:17 AM
Sacramento, CA...The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announces the state excise tax on gasoline will drop by six cents per gallon on July 1, 2015. This will lower the excise tax rate from 36 cents to 30 cents per gallon. “The lower rate is welcome news for overtaxed Californians who pay higher gas costs than residents of nearly every other state,” said Vice Chair George Runner. “It’s especially good timing for anyone hitting the roads this weekend.”

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Donald Lloyd Mitchell March 15, 1920 – June 18, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 11:03 AM
Murphys, CA...Donald Lloyd Mitchell, age 95, passed away peacefully at his home in Murphys, CA on June 18, 2015 with his two daughters at his side. Donald was born in Fresno, CA and graduated from high school in Oakland. He married Janice Jean Pike in 1941. When WWII began, he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific. On his return, he followed in his father’s footsteps and became a printer. He worked for the Modesto Bee as a linotype operator and a machinist for 27 years. After retiring, Don and Jan moved to Murphys where he enjoyed golf, computers, piloting airplanes, playing his guitar, and riding his Moto Guzzi.

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Calaveras County Public Health Issues Heat Advisory To Residents

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 10:17 AM
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General Plan Study Session & Supervisors Meeting Today At 4:30 At San Andreas Town Hall

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 09:53 AM
San Andreas, CA...Remember there will be a Calaveras County General Plan study session this afternoon starting at 4:30pm. It will be held in conjunction with the Board of Supervisor Meeting. To allow for the expected crowd size it will be held at the San Andreas Town Hall. The agenda is enclosed...

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Traffic Update...Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 06:00 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting an overturned vehicle on Hwy 26 near Ferris. The vehicle is overturned in a field. Please use caution in the area....
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Caltrans Road Report For Week of 6/28/15 through 7/4/15

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 05:53 PM
Stockton, CA...The latest and greatest road report to keep you abreast of all the upcoming Caltrans repairs and delays in our areas and throughout District 10. Hwy's 4, 12, 26, 49, 108 & 120 will all have crews working in the now perfect weather for repairs and construction. The complete report is enclosed....

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Summer Social Memberships at Greenhorn Creek

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 01:41 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Greenhorn Creek Resort has Summer Social Memberships to keep you and your family's summer cool and fun filled.


Calaveras County Republicans Membership & Charity Drive

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 01:11 PM

NBC Severs Ties With Donald Trump

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 12:44 PM
New York, NY...At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.

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Beautiful Lakemont Home From Realty World

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 12:36 PM

Celebrate The 4th At The New Avery Saloon

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 12:06 PM

Rats 'Dream' Paths To A Brighter Future

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 11:34 AM
London, UK...When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds new UCL research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. The researchers monitored brain activity in rats, first as the animals viewed food in a location they could not reach, then as they rested in a separate chamber, and finally as they were allowed to walk to the food. The activity of specialised brain cells involved in navigation suggested that during the rest the rats simulated walking to and from food that they had been unable to reach.

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Past 50 Local News
  1. Celebrate the 4th of July in Mokelumne Hill with a Taste of Americana
  2. Sheriff Volunteers Provided Patrol At Murphys-Angels Lion's 8th Annual Car Show
  3. Are Your Ready For The 2015 Arnold Independence Day Parade (2014 Pictures and Video To Whet Your Appetite)
  4. Fire Update...Washington Fire Reaches 37% Containment & Hwy 4 Now Open
  5. Traffic Update...Overturned Vehicle Near Yosemite Junction
  6. Hotel Leger Backyard Blues n BBQ 2015 Summer Music Series
  7. Fire Update...Mutiple Vegetation Fires Near Hwy 49 & 4th Crossing (Updated With Photos From Chip Dingman)
  8. Fire Update.....Vegetation Fire Near Sierra Conservation Center
  9. Fire Update...Vegetation Fire On Mormon Creek Road
  10. Over The Edge Playing Tonight At GABA's Summer Concert Series
  11. Brice Station Hill Top Concert Series Continues With Tour Guides With Jill & Jessie Concert
  12. Lunchbox To Blame For Four Vehicle Pileup On Hwy 12
  13. Wildhorse Rides Again
  14. A Quote From Benjamin Franklin
  15. “If you fly, we can’t!” Drones Make It Unsafe For Fire Fighting Aircraft
  16. Presidential Weekly Address: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay
  17. Traffic Update...Vehicle Into Pond
  18. Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
  19. Fire Lines South Of Markleeville Solify, Smoke Output Drops & Pacific Coast Trail, Bear Valley & Lake Alpine Are Open!
  20. Tonight At Angels Camp Farmers Market
  21. New Summer Shuttle Service Between Bear Valley Village & Lake Alpine
  22. 49er Motors Big Hotter Than July Sale! Remember Their Service Specials Too!
  23. U.S. Forest Service Seeks Public Input on Over-Snow Vehicle Designation Project
  24. Vegetation Fire Near Pool Station Rd / Oak Valley Rd
  25. Don't Waste Our Future!
  26. Making Progress On Washington Fire...Hwy 4 Still Closed But Bear Valley, Lake Alpine Areas Open & Largely Smoke Free
  27. Supreme Court Rules For Gay Marriage
  28. Summer Fun At Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark
  29. Summer Is Time For Super Cruising On A Super Cruiser On New Melones (Check Out Their Great Video)
  30. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through June 30. Summer Time Fresh Produce!
  31. Child Pornography Arrest Of Jamestown Man
  32. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – June 26 to July 4
  33. Crews Making Progress On Washington Fire..Bear Valley & Lake Alpine Areas Open
  34. Ribbon Cuttings, Mixing & Mingling Highlight Mixer At The Square
  35. The President Delivers a Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Health Care Reform
  36. Reminder....Helpful Advice On Growing Your Business Today
  37. Traffic Update...Overturned Big Rig Near Sr4 / Obyrnes Ferry Rd
  38. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – LADYBUG!
  39. Storytime At The Arnold Library
  40. Angels Camp Veterinary Hospital Celebration
  41. Traffic Update...Stuck Big Rig Near Sr49 / Rawhide Rd
  42. Scale Yosemite's El Capitan with Google Maps
  43. "A DAY FOR TREY" Update - Celebrating One Year!
  44. Hot Tub Sale Going On Now At High Country Spa & Stoves
  45. Thank You, Dr. Craig Lovett
  46. Porter Is Missing
  47. Join The Chamber On A Coastal Cruise
  48. Mark Twain Union Elementary School District Board Meeting Agenda For June 25th
  49. Calaveras Drum Circle & Angels Camp Library Friends Join Forces for Local Youth Reading Club
  50. CCWD Withdraws Asphalt Plant Appeal

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