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Request for Proposal for Program Manager to Lead Disaster Recovery Services

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/22/2017 05:04 PM
San Andreas, CA...PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS This Request for Proposals (#17-0470-02-918) is being issued by the County of Calaveras Administration Department (County) to engage the professional consulting services from qualified individuals or firms with expertise and experience to assist the County in the capacity of a Program Manager to lead Disaster Recovery Services.

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Traffic Update....Moving Truck vs Neon on Hwy 108

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/22/2017 04:35 PM
Jamestown, CA...CHP is reporting a moving truck vs a Neon on Hwy 108 near Jamestown Road. Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Trailer on Hwy 16

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/22/2017 11:54 AM
Drytown, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle vs trailer collision near Sr16 / Sr124. Please use caution in the area...

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Former Presidents Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41 & Carter Headlined Hurricane Relief Show

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/22/2017 10:39 AM
College Station, TX...The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation helped organize a relief concert at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena the evening of October 21st that featured former Presidents Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41 and Carter joined by top music performers. All ticket sales and other proceeds from the “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” concert went to the special hurricane recovery effort launched last month by the five living former U.S. presidents.


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40th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire Continues on Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/22/2017 10:16 AM
Murphys, CA...Join the Independence Hall Quilters at Ironstone Vineyards for the 40th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire. For only $8.00 admission*, guests can view the gallery of quilts, wall hangings, wearable art, needle art, and dolls. Member challenge and popular “Wonky” exhibits will also be on display. There will be a diverse selection of vendor booths to shop at, as well as Independence Hall Quilters Boutique of hand-crafted items and the Country Store filled with cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, candies and special delights.








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Dodgers will Face Astros in Baseball's 113th Fall Classic

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/22/2017 09:08 AM
Los Angeles, CA...Major League Baseball today announced FOX's broadcast schedule for the 2017 World Series, which is set to begin at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, October 24th and is presented by YouTube TV. Baseball's 113th Fall Classic will feature the National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers facing The Houston Astros representing the American League.

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Chapel In The Pines is Hosting a House Warming for the Smith Family

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 08:52 AM
Arnold, CA...After losing their home to a tragic fire this summer, Chapel is hosting a Housewarming Potluck for the Smith Family This Weekend! This is our chance to love on our friends as they start fresh in their new home. They are registered at: Bed, Bath and Beyond: (Becky And Clayton’s Registry) and Amazon: (Smith's Amazon.com Registry). Come bless them with us! Soup and Dessert Potluck ~ please bring something to share. Where: Chapel in the Pines Worship Center When: Sunday, October 22 at 6 p.m.


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Great Fall Savings & It's SUV Season Now At Sonora Ford!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/21/2017 10:10 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!

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Great Fall Savings From Arnold Ace Home Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/21/2017 08:42 AM
Arnold, CA...Great Fall Savings From Arnold Ace Home Center





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President Trump to Allow Rest of JFK Files to be Released

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/21/2017 08:19 AM
Washington, DC..."Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened." President Trump on Twitter

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Spooky Good Wine Specials At Black Sheep Winery

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 10:19 AM
Murphys, CA...Black Sheep Winery arrived in Murphys with the 1984 harvest. From that first harvest we produced our 1984 Amador Zinfandel. The wine was styled in a big, bold way like nobody else could do. That's what makes us Black Sheep; we're different from the rest of the flock. We feature small batches of limited release wines handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras and Amador Counties. We produce about 2,500 cases of wine per year, specializing in Zinfandels and Rhone varietals.

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At Middleton's We Pay The Sales Tax All This Week!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 06:27 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Shop this week at Middleton's Furniture and Appliances Starting on Monday and ending Saturday October 21st. It is on "In Stock Furniture" only. Not on Appliances, Special orders or Mattresses. So shop and save!!


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The Mark Twain Wild West Fest, All Day Street Fair on October 21st. (New Stories Below)

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 06:13 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Mark Twain Wild West Fest has been announced for Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm, on Main Street in historic downtown Angels Camp. The whimsical Mark Twain Wild West Fest promises to be a living interpretation and celebration of the 19th Century Wild West Gold Rush-era of the Sierra Nevada Mother Lode. Featured are three stages of non-stop music, comedy and entertainment; roving street performers, magicians, jugglers, musicians, honky-tonk piano players and dance hall girls; beer, wine and food; as well as villains and damsels in distress; gold miners, their encampment and gold panning demonstrations; a flapjack breakfast; over 80 street vendors of all descriptions including arts and crafts. Admission and parking are FREE all day.

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Get Ready For Winter With Abbott's Snow Removal

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 12:14 PM
Get Ready For Winter With Abbott's Snow Removal

Mark Twain Medical Center Says Thank You To Their Teddy Bear Clinic Partners

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 11:07 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center Says Thank You To Their Teddy Bear Clinic Partners

CUSD Elementary Schools Reopening on Monday, October 23

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 11:12 PM
San Andreas, CA...All elementary school sites will be open effective Monday, October 23. There will be sufficient staffing in place, using CUSD staff as well as substitute staff, to provide a safe, secure and productive learning environment for our elementary students. We are also working to re-open our middle school and high schools as soon as possible, once we can secure sufficient staff to do so.

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Join Us Tonight For Live Mother Lode League Football as Bret Harte Takes on Summerville

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 06:45 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Join Us Tonight For Live Mother Lode League Football as Bret Harte Takes on Summerville. Summerville takes it 47 - 21 and replay will be up in an hour or so and will preempt our news tonight.





Ebbetts & Sonora Passes have Reopened, Tioga Pass Still Closed

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 04:57 PM
Arnold, CA...Ebbetts & Sonora Passes have Reopened, Tioga Pass Still Closed. Caltrans have completed getting at least two mountian passes reopened for the weekend. Enjoy...



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Harvest Happy Hour at Milliaire Winery on October 21st

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 04:35 PM
Murphys, CA...Another popular Harvest Happy Hour from 4-6pm on our back patio with featured local musician Ras Beeken Dan A.K.A Mini Dean Fraser. Enjoy a generous glass of wine or sample a collection all while sitting under a fig tree adorned with sparkling cafe lights. A truly romantic atmosphere!

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CTA Stands in Solidarity with Calaveras Teachers

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 03:18 PM
Burlingame, CA...California Teachers Association President Eric Heins issued the following statement today in support of the Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association’s strike over unresolved disputes concerning class sizes, school safety issues and professional pay.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Tree on Camanche Parkway South

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 03:09 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle vs tree accident on Camanche Parkway were a teen driver was initially trapped in the vehicle and no the incident has been ruled a minor injury collision. Please use caution in the area....

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Negotiations Continue Between CUSD & Teacher's Union. CUSD Offers 2% Signing Bonus & 3% Salary Increase

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 12:55 PM
San Andreas, CA...As CUSD continues negotiations with the Calaveras Unified Educators Association (CUEA), the district is working to address areas of need without jeopardizing our fiscal ability to provide programs to meet the needs of our students.

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PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 10:14 AM
Arnold, CA...PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7...Mornings with the One Percent™ Replay Streaming Now & Elevated Evening News™ Will Be Live at 10pm PineTree.tv is a new streaming TV Channel for Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine & Amador Counties. We are starting with 4 hours of live and 4 hours of same day replay programming each weekday. Each weekday will start with Mornings with the One Percent™ and finishing up with The Elevated Evening News™ at 10pm. We are also committed to and put this infrastructure in place to go live when events dictate. We will be digging into our thousands of hours video and showcasing some current, and classic event coverage & programs. These will include Parades, Pageants, Frog Jumps, Ironstone Concours d Elegance Awards Programs, Veterans Programs, Grape Stomps & more will be featured in our first week.



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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Near Turner & Stringbean Aly

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 09:57 AM
Sutter Creek, CA...CHP is reporting an overturned truck on its' roof near Turner Rd. & Stringbean Aly. Please use caution in the area....

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CHS Thrift Christmas Extravaganza!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 09:30 AM
Arnold, CA...CHS Thrift Christmas Extravaganza!!!


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Becerra Announces $120M Multistate Settlement With General Motors Over Defective Ignition Switch

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 09:23 AM
Sacramento, CA...California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a $120 million multistate settlement with General Motors Company (GM) over allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to defective ignition switches in GM vehicles. California will be receiving over $7 million. The settlement, reached among the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia and GM, concludes a multistate investigation into the auto manufacturer’s failure to disclose in a timely manner known safety defects associated with unintended key-rotation and/or ignition-switch related issues in several models and model years of GM vehicles.

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Pioneer Electric Can Have You Ready For Any Occasion

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 08:13 AM
Arnold, CA...Pioneer Electric is a licensed and insured, full service electrical contracting business servicing: Calaveras, Tuolumne and beyond since 1984. Owner Tim Bennett and crew provides a full range of electrical and services for homes and businesses.

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A Bit of Wisdom From Poor Richard

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 08:08 AM
"Sloth, like Rust, consumes faster than Labour wears, while the used Key is always bright." Richard Saunders

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Mountain Passes Remain Temporarily Closed Due to Snow

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 07:55 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Caltrans is reporting that Hwys 4, 108 & 120 or Ebbetts, Sonora & Tioga Passes remain closed after the overnight snow. The weather is warming into the weekend and the passes will reopen as Caltrans can make them safe. Hwy 88 is open with chain controls in the Kirkwood area.




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Calaveras Teachers Remain on Picket Lines; Will Canvass Community for Support to End Strike

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 07:09 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras teachers are back on the picket lines today after talks Wednesday failed to settle a fair contract for teachers. “We thought we had a deal on Wednesday, we came in ready to settle this and not strike based on what we heard from Superintendent Mark Campbell and the school board. And it didn’t happen. This is another example of the district saying one thing, and doing something else,” said Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association (CUEA) President Lorraine Angel. “It’s disrespectful.”

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am (New Stories Below)

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 07:00 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am.


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Traffic Update....Tree in Roadway on Hwy 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 06:53 AM
West Point, CA...CHP is reporting a tree in the eastbound lane of Hwy 26 near Woodhouse Mine Road. Please use caution in the area...

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers Now Playing at Murphys Creek Theatre

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 06:12 AM
Murphys, CA...Curmi returns in October as director of Last of the Red Hot Lovers, written by Neil Simon and starring David Barbaree from October 6 to October 22. Last of the Red Hot Lovers follows the story of Barney Cashman, a seafood restaurateur who is deep in the throes of a mounting midlife crisis.


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Route 88 Live Tonight At Bistro Espresso

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 06:11 AM
Arnold, CA...The Bistro Espresso Summer Concert Series rolls on.

Chances of Rain & Snow Tonight. Clearing For The Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 06:20 PM
Arnold, CA...The National Weather Service says we will get our first typical winter low pressure of the season tonight along the West Slope of the Northern Sierra Nevada Tonight At lower elevations, rain showers. At higher elevations, rain showers until early morning, then heavy rain and snow showers late in the night. Windy, colder. Lows 23 to 38 higher elevations...35 to 45 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...up to 3 inches higher elevations. Snow level above 8000 feet after midnight. Prevailing southwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 55 mph...except southwest 25 to 50 mph with gusts to around 65 mph over ridges. Friday Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. At lower elevations, a chance of rain showers. At higher elevations, a chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 32 to 47 higher elevations...44 to 56 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...up to 1 inch higher elevations. Snow level 5000 feet increasing to 6000 feet in the afternoon. Prevailing southwest winds up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph decreasing to 25 mph in the afternoon. Over ridges...prevailing southwest winds 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

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‘Mammo-GLAM’ – ‘Girls-Night-Out’ with a Serious Purpose

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 05:33 PM
San Andreas, CA...Two “Mammo-GLAM” events marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October give local women the opportunity to overcome fear of a critical health screening by surrounding it with some quality girlfriend time. Think of it as “girls-night-out” with a serious purpose – helping women overcome mammogram fears and shape a healthy future. Oct. 10 and Oct. 26 are the dates for these unique gatherings at Mark Twain Medical Center.


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PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7... Elevated Evening News™ Replay Streaming Now & Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Be Live at 7am

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2017 10:33 AM
Arnold, CA...PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7...Mornings with the One Percent™ Replay Streaming Now & Elevated Evening News™ Will Be Live at 10pm PineTree.tv is a new streaming TV Channel for Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine & Amador Counties. We are starting with 4 hours of live and 4 hours of same day replay programming each weekday. Each weekday will start with Mornings with the One Percent™ and finishing up with The Elevated Evening News™ at 10pm. We are also committed to and put this infrastructure in place to go live when events dictate. We will be digging into our thousands of hours video and showcasing some current, and classic event coverage & programs. These will include Parades, Pageants, Frog Jumps, Ironstone Concours d Elegance Awards Programs, Veterans Programs, Grape Stomps & more will be featured in our first week.



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Calaveras County Teacher Strike 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 08:07 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Calaveras County Teacher Strike 2017

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Town Hall Meeting in Murphys

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 04:35 PM
Murphys, CA...Tonight at 6:30pm Calaveras County Supervisor Michael Oliviera & Panning Commissioner Lisa Muetterties will be answering questions on the state of things in Calaveras County and District 3. The Meeting will be held at the Murphys Fire Protection District at 34 Jones Street. It is sponsored by the Murphys Community Club.

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Caltrans to Host a Public Meeting about Potential Safety and Mobility Project in Groveland

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 04:24 PM
Groveland, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is hosting a public meeting to discuss a potential project that would improve safety and efficiency for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in the town of Groveland. This project, which would stretch 1.2 miles along State Route 120 from Ponderosa Lane to the Tenaya Elementary School, would widen existing pavement to allow the installment of bike lanes and new sidewalks, new crosswalks and curb ramps.The effort would also improve and close gaps for pedestrian pathways within the project limits.

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Due to Teachers Strike all Calaveras Unified Schools to Remain Closed on Friday

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 04:13 PM
San Andreas, CA...Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding available teaching and support staff due to the teachers strike, and the resulting inability to secure sufficient staffing to operate safe, secure and productive schools, all CUSD schools will be closed on Friday. We are working to determine who will be reporting to their assigned positions and what degree of substitute staff we can secure in order to resume operations on Monday.

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Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders & Chief of Staff John F. Kelly

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 03:52 PM
Washington, DC...Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders & Chief of Staff John F. Kelly

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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Though October 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 03:40 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Though October 24th


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Winter Weather Advisory from 11pm Tonight till 11am Friday. 3-6 Inches of Snow in High Country

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 02:24 PM
Sacramento, CA...A cool weather system will bring early season snow to the Northern Sierra this evening through Friday morning. Snow levels are expected to begin high Thursday evening then drop rapidly to around 5000 to 5500 feet by Friday morning. There could be 3 to 6 inches of snow along Interstate 80 above 6500 feet...impacting areas near Donner pass. Motorists traveling over mountain passes should be prepared for slick roads. Winds gusting to 65 mph over mountain ridges could cause problems for high profile vehicles and when combined with snow could bring poor visibility.

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The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce October Mixer

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 02:00 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce October Mixer


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31 Camping Tricks by Nifty Outdoors

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Remarks by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World”

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 12:43 PM
New York NY...Transcript of remarks from October 19, 2017 at the "Spirit of Liberty: At Home, in the World," the Bush Institute’s national forum on freedom, free markets, and security. From Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. "Thank you all. Thank you. Ok, Padilla gracias. So, I painted Ramon. I wish you were still standing here. It’s a face only a mother could love – no, it’s a fabulous face. (Laughter.) I love you Ramon, thank you very much for being here. And, Grace Jo thank you for your testimony. And, big Tim. I got to know Tim as a result of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the Bush Center along with the Clinton Foundation, with help from 41 and LBJ’s libraries.


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Statewide Fire Summary, Fatalities Holding at 42, 245,000 Acres, 6,900 Structures Destroyed, 15,000 Remain Evacuated

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 12:02 PM

Sacramento, CA...Over 10,000 firefighters continue making progress on 9 large wildfires burning across California. Yesterday, cooler temperatures and higher humidity aided firefighters in their efforts and allowed for additional evacuations to be lifted. Just over 15,000 people remain evacuated by the fires. As the damage assessment continues latest estimates now put the destruction at an estimated 6,900 structures.   Overall weather conditions in Northern California will remain cooler as a light storm system moves into the region bringing rain in some areas in the late hours and overnight. A Red Flag Warning is in effect to the Tahoe Basin and the Eastern Sierra for gusty winds and low humidity. Gusts up to 50mph are possible.  Since the start of the October Fire Siege on Sunday, October 8, CAL FIRE has responded to 250 new wildfires. At the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major wildfires that, in total, have burned over 245,000 acres, 11,000 firefighters battled the destructive fires that at one time forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an estimated 6,900 structures, and sadly, took the lives of 42 people.



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Schools Forced to Close as Calaveras Teachers Strike

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 10:59 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras teachers are on strike today after late night talks failed to settle a fair contract for teachers. The 138 teachers in the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) will be picketing at eight locations. Superintendent Mark Campbell was forced to close schools for today, despite claiming last week that the district was prepared for a strike. The two sides met for five hours yesterday and last night. Teachers thought they had a deal until School Board member Sherri Reusche reneged on a verbal commitment to support the teachers’ concept for settlement.

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Caltrans Scheduled to Close Sierra Passes in Advance of Approaching Storm

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 10:08 AM
Arnold, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to close State Routes 4, 108 and 120 in the Sierra Nevada today, Thursday, October 19th, due to incoming inclement weather. The closures will be as follows:

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  1. Traffic Update...Collision on Hwy 108 near Woods Creek
  2. Traffic Update....Head on Collision Hwy 4 near Darby Russell (Update...Minor Injury)
  3. Railtown 1897 to Honor Military Veterans with Complimentary Train Rides and Park Admission on Veterans Day
  4. Preserving the Beauty and Ecology of our Land and Water from Marijuana Cultivation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Foothills ~ Supervisor Dennis Mills
  5. Jobless Claims Lowest Since March 31, 1973
  6. Traffic Update....Collision on Hwy 12 Between Toyon & Valley Springs
  7. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am...New Stories Below
  8. Yosemite National Park Identifies Remains of Missing Sailor Alexander Sevier
  9. Improvements Underway along Northside Drive and Camp 4 Campground in Yosemite
  10. FBI's Operation Cross Country XI Leads to Recovery of 84 Minors
  11. The Mark Twain Wild West Fest, All Day Street Fair on October 21st.
  12. Striking Teachers Forcing All CUSD Schools to Close Thursday & Probably Friday
  13. Ford Issues Safety Recall for 2015-17 F-150 AND 2017 Super Duty Vehicles
  14. Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle on Shake Ridge Road
  15. Some CCWD Customers in Arnold May Experience Water Discoloration
  16. Mark Borchin, Picture of Health Wary of Stress ~ Men's Health Feature from Sandie Lema
  17. Great Fall Savings From Arnold Ace Home Center
  18. Gary Olson Named October 2017 Mentor of the Month
  19. Charli Jo Zumbach Says Thank You!!!
  20. Commission on Aging Recognizes 2017 Senior Volunteers
  21. Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Grocery Ad & Weekly Specials Through October 24th
  22. Sheriff DiBasilio Obtains New Equipment for the SO
  23. Wednesday Fire Summary, Fatalities Climb to 42, 210,000 Acres, 5,700 Structures Destroyed, 22,000 Remain Evacuated
  24. Collision on Hwy 132 Takes Life of Sarah Nicole Cahoon, 28 from Coulterville
  25. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am...Cannabis Meeting Streaming Now
  26. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm
  27. Traffic Update....Fatality on Hwy 132 Near Piney Creek
  28. President Trump Gives Remarks to the Heritage Foundation's President's Club Meeting
  29. Supervisors Meeting on Cannabis Ban or Heavy Regulation Continues Tomorrow
  30. Traffic Update...Foal in Roadway on Hwy 132
  31. Major Injuries to Twain Harte Man in Hwy 108 Collision
  32. The 2017 Veterans Day Parade in Copperopolis
  33. Floating Pumpkin Patch & Carnival At Bret Harte Aquatic Center Oct 28th
  34. Watching the Cow Pie Drop Last Sunday with Bret Harte FFA ~ By Ashlynn Maddeaux
  35. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week October 17, 2017 through October 23, 2017
  36. Tuesday Fire Summary, Fatalities Holding at 41, 245,000 Acres, 5,700 Structures Destroyed, 40,000 Evacuated
  37. Annie Oakley Academy Helped Fill Search and Rescue Coffers
  38. Get Ready For Winter With Abbott's Snow Removal
  39. Teachers Union Calls For Strike Starting October 19th Citing Inadequate Pay, Out-of-Control Class Sizes & School Safety Issues
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CUSD Teachers Strike
Should the CUSD Teacher Union Have Called for a Strike?
Yes, Long overdue and our teachers are underpaid
No, The teachers chose to work for CUSD. No one is forcing them.



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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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