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Traffic Update...Another Fatality On Our Local Roads

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 09:02 PM
San Andreas, CA...CHP is reporting that a male has been found on side of the roadway near Hwys 12 & 49. A motorcycle may be in the area as well. Tragically it appears the body may have been there for a few days. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased's family and friends..

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Supervisors Vote 5-0 To Order Temporary Blagen Road Bridge For White Pines Park, Moose Lodge, Emergency Services & More!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 02:34 PM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors just voted 5-0 to move funds around enough for the county to order the temporary bridge to get White Pines Park the Moose Lodge and fully operational again. This should allow for full use for the bulk of the summer season. The final resolution varries slightly from what follows..."Adopt a Resolution to Direct the County Administrative Officer to identify funds for reimbursement to Public Works Roads and Bridges for the purchase and installation of a temporary bridge at Main Street (Blagen Road) crossing Big Trees Creek in White Pines. 2. Direct the Public Works Director to purchase a pre-engineered, manufactured bridge and execute contracts necessary to install, construct temporary approach roadways and place appropriate facilities for the installation of a temporary bridge. 3. Direct staff to process the purchase and installation of the temporary bridge to maximize the potential for Federal and State reimbursement. 4. Include temporary bridge in County’s Capital Asset inventory."





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Increase in DUI Arrests By ACPD For 2017 Fair Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 11:59 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee was this past weekend, from 05/18 through 05/21/17. Five (5) arrests for driving under the influence were made during this time period; one (1) on 05/19, four (4) on 05/20, and one (1) on 05/21. The DUI arrest on 05/19 occurred as a result of solo vehicle accident that occurred on Gardner Lane south of Dogtown Road. Last year (2016) during the same four-day fair time period, only one (1) DUI arrest was made.


We Would Like To Thank Fox Security For Sponsoring Angels Camp Police Dept Releases
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Stolen Toyota 4Runner Recovered, Stolen Left Handed Callaway Clubs Still Missing

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 11:35 AM
Angels Camp, CA...On 05/22/17 at approximately 11:20 AM the Angels Camp Police Department took a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle, a 2004 Toyota 4Runner, was taken from the 600 block of S. Main Street, some time after 8:30 PM on 05/21/17. At approximately 12:40 PM on 05/22, the vehicle was located by the police department parked on the shoulder of SR 4 between SR 49 and Foundry Lane. Due to mechanical issues reported by the owner, the suspect was unable to make it very far.


We Would Like To Thank Fox Security For Sponsoring Angels Camp Police Dept Releases
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Learn All About Investment Basics From Brian Tewksbury

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 10:50 AM
San Andreas, CA...Learn all about Investment Basics with Brian Tewksbury TOMORROW from 4-6PM at Mark Twain Medical Center Classroom #2! RSVP with the Chamber office at 209-754-5400

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Supervisors Proclaim May 21 - 28, 2017 as Arnold Branch Library Week in Calaveras County.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 10:00 AM
San Andreas, CA...From Calaveras County Librarian, Nancy Giddens. "Every successful venture has people who make it a success. Over the 50 years we celebrate this year, many people have worked hard to make the Arnold Branch Library a success. Although I have served as Calaveras County Librarian for just a year, it quickly became clear to me that the current success of the Arnold Branch Library is due primarily to the vision, passion and commitment of Fran Devlin, the Branch Assistant who has served that branch since 2008. Fran works tirelessly to serve the community of Arnold. Bonnie Doiel who serves on Fridays and Saturdays also gives great energy and enthusiasm to the branch. Both work with and through the community and the Arnold Friends of the Library group. Without them this branch would not be what it is today. Thank you Fran and Bonnie."



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Traffic Update....Collision Near Hwy 108 & Lime Kiln Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 09:06 AM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a collision blocking lanes near Hwy 108 & Lime Kiln. Please use caution in the area...

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Possible Witness Sought for Information on Fatal Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 08:52 AM
San Andreas, CA – On May 19, 2017, San Andreas CHP Officers investigated a solo fatal traffic collision on Ospital Road, north of Live Oak Road in the Wallace area. There were no witnesses to the traffic collision, however officers have identified a possible witness vehicle using a security camera located just north of the collision scene. Officers believe that the driver of this vehicle could provide information about the collision and is only being sought as a witness, not a suspect.


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Friends Helping Friends With Pine Needles In Arnold

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 08:47 AM
Arnold, CA...On May 22, 2017, six ladies got together in Arnold to help one of their friends with her yard clearing. The deadline for clearing pine needles from our lots is Memorial Day weekend. One of the daughter’s said, Mom this is a news worthy event, because of your ages. Yes, we are all 69 to 80 years young!


Left to right: Shari Gong, Shirley Stroble, Sherry Tittle, Karen Davis, Pat Penrod, Vicki LaKatos
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Prime Minister Theresa May On Terrorist Attack in Manchester That Killed 22

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 07:42 AM
London, UK...I have just chaired a meeting of the government’s emergency committee COBR, where we discussed the details of – and the response to – the appalling events in Manchester last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, and the families and friends of all those affected. It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester, and of this country, have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack – an attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation.

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Jillian Salvitti Crowned Miss Calaveras 2017! Over 100 Photos & Contest Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2017 03:55 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)...Seven accomplished young women from across Calaveras County vied for the title of Miss Calaveras County 2017 at the 2017 Miss Calaveras County Pageant. These young women participated in four phases of competition, including a personal interview, a health and fitness demonstration, a talent segment, and an evening gown speech. The winner Jillian Salvitti now joins history, as 2017 celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Miss Calaveras program, which began as the Belle of the Camp competition in 1937. Former Miss Calaveras winners - also known as "frog queens" - were part of a special opening presentation, walking the stage in their tiaras once again to celebrate the program's legacy.








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Blagen Road Repairs, Appointing A New Building Official & More On Tap For Supervisors Tomorrow. (Meeting Live Streaming Now)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 11:52 AM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are back in action tomorrow and one of the items on the agenda is the repairs needed to get the Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge and White Pines Park & Lake fully operational again. Adopt a Resolution to Direct the County Administrative Officer to identify funds for reimbursement to Public Works Roads and Bridges for the purchase and installation of a temporary bridge at Main Street (Blagen Road) crossing Big Trees Creek in White Pines. 2. Direct the Public Works Director to purchase a pre-engineered, manufactured bridge and execute contracts necessary to install, construct temporary approach roadways and place appropriate facilities for the installation of a temporary bridge. 3. Direct staff to process the purchase and installation of the temporary bridge to maximize the potential for Federal and State reimbursement. 4. Include temporary bridge in County’s Capital Asset inventory.


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Time To Get Ready For PaddleBlast 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2017 12:15 PM
Arnold, CA...Time to get ready for paddling season at SNAC Arnold!

Butte Fire Claims May Expire Soon!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/08/2017 09:36 AM
San Andreas, CA...Airola Butte Fire Attorneys in San Andreas is ready to help. We are a team of lawyers fighting for the rights of property owners in Amador and Calaveras Counties. The Airola family has been serving the legal needs of the Motherlode for 99 years. Now, in the aftermath of the Butte fire, the community has more legal issues than ever. We have assembled our own team of statewide attorneys and experts in wildfire litigation to help.

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Traffic Update...Injury Collision Near Shaws Flat & Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 01:55 PM
Columbia, CA...CHP is reporting an injury collision near Shaws Flat & Hwy 49. Please use caution in the area and let's be careful out there.


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Melissa Esparza Crowned 2017 Calaveras Saddle Queen

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 01:28 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On opening day of the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee eight equestrians competed for the 2017 Saddle Queen title. After a very tough competition Melissa Esparza was chosen as Saddle Queen for 2017. She was followed by 1st princess Morgan Danfelt and 2nd princess Jamie Brimmer.


Queen Melissa Esparza, 1st princess Morgan Danfelt, 2nd princess Jamie Brimmer











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Michele Cantrell 1960 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 12:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA..For Michele Cantrell, born November 24th, 1960 to Suzie Popenhagen and Don Cantrell. Related to the Porovich family as well, Michele passed away peacefully among loved ones May 17th, 2017. Her services will be in Angels Camp's Serbian cemetery on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 3pm where she and her brother, Donald 'Kelly' Cantrell may be placed to rest.

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Cecine Bunn Stadden Passed Away At 92

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 12:18 PM
San Andreas, CA...Cecine Bunn Stadden passed away at her daughter’s home in Calaveras county among family on March 16th, 2017. She was 92 years old. Cecine was born Cecine Elizabeth Cole in Springfield, Illinois. In her younger years, she hunted with her brothers, drove an ambulance, attended art school in Colorado. She loved new projects such as learning computers or repairing radios. Sometimes these objects broke after her involvement, but that never stopped her. Cecine was a lifelong artist, specializing in watercolors. In addition, she enjoyed sculpture, China painting, cartooning, pen and ink drawing, and colored pencil botanical illustration. She liked taking road trips, was an avid reader, and a big fan of computer Mahjong. Cecine had a whimsical - and on occasion, tactless - sense of humor. Her long life was attributed to good quality scotch, salmon, lots of candy and raw cashews.

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Los Osos Man Sustains Moderate Injuries In Hwy 4 Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 10:37 AM
Angels Camp, CA...A 69 year old Los Osos man was riding westbound on SR-4 just west of Pool Station Road at a stated speed of 45 MPH. He allowed his 2002 Harley to drift off of the roadway, rode onto the shoulder, and laid the bike down on it's left side. The rider was transported to Mark Twain Medical Center for treatment of his injuries...



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Monica Latzen, 38 From Sacramento Lost Her Life On Ospital Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 10:11 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Latzen was driving a 2003 Toyota Tundra, southbound on Ospital Road, approaching Live Oak Road, at an unknown speed, with Passenger Bonham seated in the right front seat. For an unknown reason, the Toyota traveled off of the roadway, onto the west shoulder of Ospital Road. Latzen steered Vehicle the Tundra to the left, attempting to get it back onto the roadway. Latzen then lost control of the pickup, and the Toyota began to spin in a counterclockwise direction, while crossing across Ospital Road. The Tundra traveled onto the east shoulder of Ospital Road, where it began to roll over. It then collided with a large tree on the east shoulder of Ospital Road. Latzen was ejected from the vehicle and she was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. Bonham had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel.

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Room for the Whole Family! New listing at 1743 Bonanza Way in Arnold for $375,000

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 09:34 AM
Arnold, CA...Tucked away on a quiet street is the mountain chalet you have been searching for! 3 bedroom, 2 bath with loft, rec room, bonus room (currently 4th bedroom) and an attached 2 car garage. Level driveway has plenty​ of parking. Yard has large deck for BBQ’s & entertaining. Kitchen has solid surface counters w/GE Profile appliances. Other upgrades include Hunter Douglas blinds, tankless water heater, forced air gas heat & zoned air. Sold furnished/turnkey, just bring your suitcase! Has been a successful vacation rental, but would also make a great full time home. Call agent Sharon Tussy for more details – 209-484-7634.






Traffic Update.....Traffic Collision Near Hwys 49 & 132

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2017 06:52 AM
Coulterville, CA...CHP is reporting a minor injury collision affecting traffic near Hwys 49 and 132. Please use caution in the area.

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Justin Fasano Jockeying "Kermit" Is The 2017 Frog Jump Champion

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2017 05:51 PM
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)...Justin Fasano Jockeying "Kermit" Is The 2017 Frog Jump Champion. Kermit jumped 18 Feet, 4 Inches for the win. Lisa Fasano Jockeying ""Spare the Air Frogger" leaped to 18 feet, 1 inch, to take the top two spots for the Gustine Frog Team who has been competing in the frog jump for over 60 years. They have been champions multiple times but 2017 was their first win since 2004. We will have full photo and video coverage up soon but for now below is some shots of the winning jump.















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The 2017 Fair & Frog Jump Youth Parade Photos & Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2017 12:09 PM
Angels Camp, CA...One of the highlights of Frog Jump Season is the youth parade that kicks off the fair on Thursday mornings. It is a good old fashioned parade organized by the Soroptimists that makes its' way down Hwy 49 in Historic Angels Camp. This is a multi generational event with kids and grand kids participating just like their parents and their parents. The parade is filled with beauty queens, saddle queens, family entries, kids on horseback, motorcycles, fire trucks, dance studios, law enforcement & more. We have at least a photo or two of every entry and full parade video. The The Full Slideshow is Here!


















Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down Near Jackass Hill On Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2017 09:57 AM
Tuttletown, CA...CHP is reporting a motorcycle down near Jackass Hill on Hwy 49. Please use caution and expect delays in the area until the incident clears...

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The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee 2017 Day Four Schedule of Events

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2017 08:52 AM
Frogtown, USA...Ladies & Gents, Boys & Girls, Country Nights & Carnival Lights is finishing its'
run today. The International Frog Jump Finals is at 3pm and the Destruction Derby closes out the Fair in the evening. The Calaveras County fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee 2017 Day Two Schedule Of Events. Click below for a full schedule of all 4 days. Today's Schedule is below...


Traffic Update...Hit & Run No Injuries...Debris Including Cell Phone In Roadway

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 05:17 PM
Pioneer, CA...CHP is reporting a hit and run incident that took out a road sign and more. They ran but probably won't get too far. They left their cell phone in roadway...


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Missing Your Furry Friend?

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 04:45 PM
Murphys, CA...Know this dog? She wandered into the Murphys Pourhouse this morning. Contact them if you know whose she is.






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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 120

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 04:32 PM
Groveland, CA...CHP is reporting a non-injury overturned vehicle collision near Hwy 120 and new Priest Grade.
Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update...Motorcycle Down With Minor Injuries On Murphys Grade

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 03:59 PM
Murphys, CA...CHP is reporting a motorcycle down on Murphys Grade Road near French Gulch. Luckily this one appears to be minor injuries. Please use caution in the area.

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Reminder to Take The Shuttle To The Fair

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 03:47 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Reminder to Take The Shuttle To The Fair

Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down on Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 02:22 PM
Angels Camp, CA....CHP is reporting a motorcycle down on Hwy 4 near Poole Station. Please use caution in the area.

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The First Shall Be Last & The Last Shall Be First For Some At Tomorrow's Swine Auction

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 12:07 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Due to an inadvertent error with the clippers some hair on a group of swine that were judged at this year's fair was just a little bit too short for regulations. The animals were allowed to compete and some did very well and in normal years would have earned coveted spots at the beginning of the auction that usually brings the highest prices per pound. Because of the hair error they were moved to the end of the auction. So hopefully some of the buyers will realize that some of the highest quality animals this year will be later in the groupings. Below is a letter we received from a parent that has additional details on "Hairgate" this year..


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The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee 2017 Day Three Schedule Of Events

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 10:27 AM
Frogtown, USA...Ladies & Gents, Boys & Girls, Country Nights & Carnival Lights is under way. The Calaveras County fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee 2017 Day Two Schedule Of Events. Click below for a full schedule of all 4 days. Today's Schedule is below...


Traffic Update....Vehicle Vs Bike Near SR-104 & Castle Oaks

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 10:15 AM
Ione, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle vs bicycle collision near SR-104 & Castle Oaks. Please use caution in the area...

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President Trump's Weekly Address...On First Trip Abroad As President

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 08:26 AM
Washington, DC...My fellow Americans, This weekend I begin my first trip overseas as president – a trip with historic significance for the American people. I will be visiting with the leaders in many different countries to strengthen our old friendships, build new partnerships, and unite the civilized world in a fight against terrorism.
In that spirit of unity, I will travel to lands associated with three of the world's great religions.

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Don't Miss The Chalice Block Party In Valley Springs May 20th.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2017 12:02 AM
Valley Springs, CA...This is Paul Coca with some exciting news. We are having our Chalice meeting on Saturday this weekend on the 20th. This is going to be a BBQ. FIREFALL is providing the BBQ Pit and chicken. We are having the even as specified on the poster behind where the old Vets Hall was at the Gazebo.

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Thinking Of Selling? Call Bob Doten for Results That Rock! 209.795.RELAX

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 10:48 AM
Arnold, CA...Thinking Of Selling? Call Bob Doten for Results That Rock! 209.795.RELAX

The Camp Connell General Store Introduces The Beer Garden

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 08:37 AM
Camp Connell, CA...Since 1929 The Camp Connell General Store has been serving generation after generation of customers. New Owner Dan Tulipani and his family are excited to continue and expand on the rich fabric of history and traditions that have made the store an integral part of the community. With Dining, Wine, Beer, Gifts, Groceries & Gas they have everything you need to make your high country adventure a great one.

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Sickness Unto Death Part II: Who Knew It Could Be So Complicated? ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2017 12:55 PM
Murphys, CA...Ever been to a hospital? Apparently, not President Trump. How else to explain his apology for not initially getting a "repeal and replace" bill through Congress, by incredulously asking of healthcare, "who knew it was so complicated?"


This is a series of eight articles on a single theme to be released once a week.  Copyright license granted under  
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Enter To Win At The Cal-Waste Booth At Calaveras Fair

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/16/2017 01:23 PM
Arnold, CA...We would like to say a big Thank You for giving us the opportunity to provide your waste removal and recycling collection service in 2017! We appreciate your continued business. It's a milestone anniversary for Cal-Waste Recovery Systems. See what's coming this year as we celebrate 90 Years of Cal-Waste! Our family owned business has been setting the standard since 1927. We love being involved in our communities and we are passionate about what we do.

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Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down vs Barbed Wire Fence

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 05:49 PM
Ione, CA....CHP is reporting another possible injury collision at this time. This time a motorcycle has gone down near Camanche Parkway North & Lakeview Drive, off roadway vs a barbed wire fence. We have already had one fatal to open the weekend let's try to make it through the rest of it without anymore....

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Traffic Update...Now Fatal Collision Near Ospital & Southworth (Update...Another Fatal Collision)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 05:26 PM
Valley Springs, CA...(Update...Tragically this collision has now turned fatal. Our thoughts and prayers to the families. If you are visiting our area...our two lane roads are picturesque but deadly. Please use caution as there can be unexpected twists and turns and motorcycle riders used to flat roads can find them especially hazardous.) CHP is reporting anther injury collision on our local roadways. This time it is near Ospital Road & Southworth Roads. It is a solo vehicle vs a tree. One party is out of the vehicle and on the ground and another still in the vehicle. Let's hope in this one all parties can recover. Please use caution out there...

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Nancy Howard, 58 From Tracy Perished This Morning In Hwy 4 Head On Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 04:50 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Ronald Torchia was driving his 2007 Ford,west bound on State Route 4, east of Stallion Way at approximately 55-60 mph. Robert Howard was driving Vehicle 1997 Nissan,eastbound on State Route 4, west of Stallion Way at approximately 45 mph. For unknown reasons Torchia lost control of his Ford and entered into the right shoulder. He then over corrected back into the westbound lane, crossing into the eastbound lane. Consequently, the front end of his vehicle collided with the front end of the Nissan.

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Traffic Update....ATV Collision In Columbia Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 02:42 PM
Columbia, CA...CHP is reporting an ATV collision near Bennett & Vine Springs Road. Initial reports had a male laying in the roadway. Please use caution in the area....

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Need Storage? Heritage Self Storage in Arnold Is There For You!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 02:32 PM
Arnold, CA...Heritage Self Storage (formerly Secured Self-Storage) is a spacious, clean self-storage facility in Arnold, CA. Our facility is secure and well-lit. We are located behind the Chevron station on Fir Street. Heritage Self Storage Arnold is fully fenced and has a security gate. 24/7 Gated access is available. We offer mini storage, plus storage for your boats and RVs. We have extra wide aisles. Our facility is secure with 24 Hour Video Surveillance and well lit driveways.



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Michael O'Keefe 1939 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 12:37 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Michael O'Keefe 12-15-39 to 5-11-17 (77 years old) Born to Betty and Bill O'Keefe in Prairie Village, Kansas. This "hayseed" came to California by way of a scholarship to Stanford in Electrical Engineering. He transferred over to UC Berkeley for Police Science. Then became a Berkeley police officer (later Inspector) for many years. He married and had two children. Later married Linda. They moved to Calaveras Co. full time in 1975 where Michael worked for PG&E for many years, retiring early to work on the "ranch". He and Linda were God's stewards of a beautiful piece of land with many animals, wild and domestic. He loved nature so much. He was active in many things over the years. His passion was being the (cartographer) mapper for the Central Calaveras Fire District for 23 years. He also enjoyed his time as a ham operator for CARS (Calaveras Amateur Radio Society). Was active in the Foothill Community Church in Angels Camp for many years. Up until recently enjoyed sailing, kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing, avid reader, traveling especially in Nevada.

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Traffic Update....Fatal Collision On Hwy 4 Near Stallion, Hwy 4 (Update...Hwy 4 Has Reopened)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 11:37 AM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP has confirmed another fatal collision on our local roads. Hwy 4 is currently blocked near Stallion between Angels Camp & Copperopolis. Hwy 4 is currently closed between Hwy 49 in Angels Camp and Poole Station. You can get to Copperopolis if you go to San Andreas and take Poole Station down from there. Please use caution and expect delays in the area...

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Major Injures In DUI High Speed Crash On Independence Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 11:26 AM
West Point, CA...Christoper Lane was driving westbound on Independence Road at a high rate of speed. Noah Tidwell was a passenger in the back seat. As Lane came to a curve to his left, he lost control of his vehicle and allowed it to run off the roadway where it traveled through two wire fences then collided with a large pine tree before coming to a stop. Lane was wearing a seatbelt but suffered major injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Modesto Memorial Hospital for treatment. Tidwell was not wearing a seatbelt and also suffered mojor injuries and was also taken to Modesto Memorial for treatment.

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The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee 2017 Day Two Schedule Of Events

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2017 08:08 AM
Frogtown, USA...Ladies & Gents, Boys & Girls, Country Nights & Carnival Lights is under way. The Calaveras County fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee 2017 Day Two Schedule Of Events. Click below for a full schedule of all 4 days. Today's Schedule is below...



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  7. Traffic Update...Goat In Roadway Near Rawhide & Omega Mine
  8. Roger Eugene Ailes May 15, 1940 – May 18, 2017
  9. The Calaveras County fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee 2017 Day One Schedule Of Events
  10. The 2017 Calaveras Saddle Queen To Be Crowned Tomorrow
  11. Seven To Compete For 80th Annual Miss Calaveras Tiara
  12. President Trump at United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony
  13. Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Specials Through May 23rd
  14. Calaveras Big Trees State Park UC California Naturalist Certification Course ~ June 2017
  15. Silent Movie Night Featuring "Alice in Wonderland" At Ironstone On May 27th.
  16. Twain Harte Chamber Chili Cook-Off
  17. Sierra Grief Support Groups
  18. Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
  19. Pet Blessing at Church of the 49ers On May 20
  20. Start Smart ~ Teen Driver Safety Class
  21. Appointment of Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III As Special Counsel For Russia Investigation
  22. Traffic Update....Minor Injury Collision Near Sierra Conservation Center
  23. Traffic Update....Minor Injury Bus Collision Hwy 12 & Toyon CT.
  24. San Andreas SR 49 Commercial Gateway & Corridor Study Meeting On May 24th
  25. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through May 23rd
  26. Dale Gundy, 57 From Glencoe Lost His Life Yesterday On Hwy 26
  27. Traffic Update....Non-Injury Collision On Hwy 4 Near Poole Station
  28. Brown Cow "Running With The Cars" In Soulsbyville
  29. Sonora Man Sustains Moderate Injuries In Collision South of Angels Camp
  30. Traffic Update....Fatal Collision & Fire On Hwy 26 In Glencoe
  31. Caltrans Continues To Plow, Blow & Dig Their Way To The Tops Of Mountain Passes
  32. Teachers Union Reminds District of Legal Obligation to Negotiate Reduced Class Sizes
  33. Calaveras County Arts Council is Proud to Present the 26th Annual Music in the Parks Series of Concerts Held Throughout Calaveras County.
  34. Have You Seen Timothy Kearn?
  35. RCRC Adds Governmental Affairs Counsel to Advocacy Team
  36. Arrest for Sales of Marijuana to Minors In Angels Camp
  37. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week – May 15 through May 21 2017
  38. A Grand Tasting Wine Event of Frog Jump's Gold Medal Wine Winners!
  39. Dorothy Ann Matthews Passed Away On May 1st At 88
  40. Mary Ellen Murphy Passed Away on May 12 at 92
  41. Richard Michael Maul 1945 - 2017
  42. Charlotte Jean (Brown) Girouard, February 18, 1952-May 12, 2017
  43. On To Plan B For Blagen Road Bridge Repairs. Supervisors Will Vote Whether To Self-Fund Repairs
  44. Social Media Posts Lead to School Closing for the Day.
  45. Meet Dr. McCoy An Expert In Surgery & Human Kindness
  46. Calaveras County Public Access TV Studio PATV Schedule Through May 18th
  47. Tuolumne County Community Forums On May 18 & 23
  48. A National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Message From Amador County Sheriff-Coroner Martin A. Ryan
  49. Above & Beyond Travel Has A 5 Day Mexico Cruise Starting At Only Per Person
  50. Traffic Update...Vehicle vs Tree On Stoney Creek Road

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Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.



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