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Friday, Apr 29
01:00 PM Tree Trek & Trivia
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
06:30 PM Columbia College Presents 47th Commencement On April 29TH
07:00 PM “Alice’s Adventures” Headlines Studio 4 Dance Theater’s Spring Showcase, April 29-30, 2016 i
07:00 PM Maple & Vine At Black Bart Playhouse
Saturday, Apr 30
07:00 AM Off the Beaten Path, The Walk/Run For Autism Awareness
08:00 AM Rummage Sale
08:00 AM Flea Market At Copperopolis Town Square
10:00 AM “DROP THE DRUGS” Day Saturday, April 30th At Two Locations
11:00 AM Mark’s Twain’s 88 Days in the Mother Lode
03:00 PM “Alice’s Adventures” Headlines Studio 4 Dance Theater’s Spring Showcase, April 29-30, 2016 i
03:00 PM Columbia College's "Symphony Of The Sierra" On April 30th
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM Join Renner Winery For Their 20th Annual Bonfire At The Winery
07:00 PM Maple & Vine At Black Bart Playhouse
07:30 PM Don't Miss Jill & The Giants April 30th At Sequoia Woods
Sunday, May 1
All Day The Sonora Gran Fondo Is May 1st
10:00 AM "Market At The Square" Farmers Market At Copperopolis Town Square
02:00 PM Maple & Vine At Black Bart Playhouse
05:00 PM Arts Council Celebrating Mary Jane Genochio's Career Sunday
Monday, May 2
09:00 AM $50,000 Grant Given For Butte Fire Rebuilding Efforts...Contractors & Funds Needed For 80 Homes
09:00 AM Calaveras Board To Appoint A New Sheriff May 2nd
06:00 PM Optimize Your Brain Seminar In Angels Camp On May 2nd
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous Arnold
Wednesday, May 4
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, May 5
06:00 PM Supervisor Candidates Nights On May 5th & May 11th

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Calaveras Board To Appoint A New Sheriff May 2nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 05:18 PM
San Andreas, CA...For the appointment of Sheriff this special meeting is being held so the Board of Supervisors may conduct a public interview of the five (5) candidates. All of the candidates have submitted their application packets, meet the requirements to occupy the position of Sheriff and have participated in first round interviews by a ranking committee made up of law enforcement professionals.

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Columbia College's "Symphony Of The Sierra" On April 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 03:49 PM
Columbia, CA...Columbia College will present its spring concert “Symphony of the Sierra” at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th in the Dogwood Theater. The wide-ranging repertoire promises to be a performance well worth hearing. According to orchestra conductor, Mic Harper, “The repertoire provides a wonderful introduction to orchestral music for children and is complex enough to satisfy the seasoned classical ear.”

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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Incident Blocking Traffic On Hwy 4 Between Appaloosa & Stallion

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 03:02 PM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting an Overturned Vehicle Incident Blocking Traffic On Hwy 4 Between Appaloosa & Stallion

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Winton-Schaad Vegetation Management Prescribed Burn

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 02:42 PM
West Point, CA...The week of May 2, 2016 CALFIRE, in cooperation with Sierra Pacific Industries, will conduct a prescribed burn to reduce forest fuels along Winton Road just east of the community of West Point near Lily Valley Circle. This burn project is part of the Winton- Schaads Vegetation Management Plan. The purpose of the prescribed burn is to create a shaded fuel break between the community of West Point and the timber lands of Sierra Pacific Industries.

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Don't Miss Jill & The Giants April 30th At Sequoia Woods

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 02:31 PM
Sequoia Woods Country Club Presents...Jill And The Giants Saturday April 30 7:30 to 10:30pm. Open Seating; No Cover Charge. Don't miss Jill and the Giants!

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Burn Permits Required Starting May 1st

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 02:14 PM
San Andreas, CA...San Andreas – Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will require burning permits within State Responsibility Areas of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. Burn hours vary; contact the Air Pollution Control District (APCD) for hours.

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Pioneer Creek Leather Opening Tomorrow In San Andreas

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 11:55 AM
San Andreas, CA...Pioneer Creek Leather is opening tomorrow at 107 E. St. Charles Street(Hwy 49) in San Andreas, They have the motorcycling accessories you need. Vests, Chaps, Gloves, Bags, Boots, Helmets & more! Pioneer Creek Leather will be open Fridays, 2-5:30, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6.

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Don't Miss The Big, Ginormous 50% Off Sale Tomorrow Only At Arnold CHS Thrift Store

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 11:16 AM
Arnold, CA...Don't Miss The Big, Ginormous 50% Off Sale Tomorrow Only At Arnold CHS Thrift Store


Authorities On Look Out For Home Invasion Robbery Suspect

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 09:47 AM
Sonora, CA...The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a home invasion robbery which occurred just before 6 AM this morning on Campbells Flat Road in Sonora. This was not a random act. This residence was specifically targeted.

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Elderly Dog Found On Arnold Rim Trail....Help The Pooch Back Home (Happy Ending Dog & Owners Reunited)

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 09:39 AM
Arnold, CA...Elderly Dog found on RIM trail in Hathaway Pines off Hillcrest Drive on 4/28 at 7pm. No collar or ID tags found on dog. Has been to Arnold Vet and no micro chip was found. Please call 795-2502 or 768-2504 for more information. (Happy Ending Dog & Owners Reunited)


Coop's Coffee House & Drive Through Is Open 6am - 6pm Everyday

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 07:04 AM
Avery, CA...A great place to people watch and indulge in tasty treats. Served everyday all day! Open 6-6! Treat yourself to our Mochas, Cooperchino our blended coffee drink as well. You can call ahead at 209.822.3967 and your order will be ready & waiting.


The Calaveras Humane Society Will Make Your Mother Happy

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/29/2016 06:37 AM
Arnold, CA...The Calaveras Humane Society Will Make Your Mother Happy!


Nail Trimming Clinic At Arnold CHS Thrift Store

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2016 03:52 PM
Arnold, CA...Nail Trimming Clinic Saturday April 30, 2016. All proceeds to benefit the Calaveras Humane Society. 10am – 2pm. Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store – Arnold $10 for trim  $15 for trim & file. Please bring your pets on a leash or in a small animal carrier. Brought To You By: Aloha Boarding & Training and Carrie’s Critter Couture & Biscuit Bar for information call Carrie @ 209.480.6347 or Karen @ 209.736.6989

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CAL FIRE Investigators Determine Butte Fire Caused By Tree Into PG&E Powerline

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2016 01:54 PM
Sacramento – After a thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined that the 2015 Butte Fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a Pacific Gas & Electric Company powerline. Investigators were dispatched as part of the initial response to the Butte Fire and immediately began working to determine the origin and cause of the fire. The ensuing investigation uncovered evidence that contact between a tree and a PG&E powerline near Butte Mountain Road in Amador County sparked the fire on September 9, 2015. The fire burned for 22 days and spread into Calaveras County before the blaze was fully contained. The fire became the 7th most destructive wildfire in California’s history. Two civilians lost their lives and more than 900 structures were destroyed by the fire. At its peak, nearly 5,000 firefighters battled the blaze. Resources included 519 fire engines, 18 helicopters, 8 airtankers, 92 hand crews, 115 bulldozers, and 60 water tenders...

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Cal Fire Investigation Report Finds PG&E at Fault for 2015 Butte Fire Calaveras County Supervisors Demand Hundreds of Millions in Compensation for PG&E Negligence in Butte Fire Catastrophe

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2016 01:46 PM
Calaveras County, CA...The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors today said it will pursue all legal avenues and seek hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. after a Cal Fire investigation determined the utility was guilty of causing the 2015 Butte Fire. The County said it will also seek an investigation, penalty and fines from the California Public Utilities Commission for PG&E’s responsibility for the fire’s devastation and damage.

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Major Injures In Angels Camp Suspected DUI Collision Last Night

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2016 09:45 AM
Angels Camp, CA...A 36 year old Murphys man was traveling northbound on SR-49 north of Copello Dr. at a high rate of speed. An Angels Camp police officer was following his Chrysler 300 with emergency lights activated in an attempt to make an enforcement stop. A 41 year old Pine Grove man in his Ford F250 was traveling northbound on SR-49 ahead of the Chrysler. A 54 year old Mokelumne Hill man in his 2012 F550 was traveling southbound on SR-49 approaching the other two vehicles. The Murphys man allowed the front of his car to collide into the left rear of the Pine Grove man's pickup. He was able to regain control after the collision and safely slow to a stop on the shoulder. He lost control of his 300 and spun into the southbound lane.

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Off Roadway Near Hwy 26 & Milton

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2016 09:27 AM
Jenny Lind, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury incident were a vehicle has gone off the roadway near Hwy 26 & Milton Road. Please use caution in the area...

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Arts Council Celebrating Mary Jane Genochio's Career Sunday

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2016 09:16 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...On Sunday May 1st, at 5pm the Calaveras Arts Council is hosting a "bring your own basket" picnic to celebrate the well-deserved retirement of Executive Director, Mary Jane Genochio, and wish out-going Office Manager, Wendy Muster, all the best in her expanded life in San Francisco. At the same time we will be welcoming Kathy Mazzaferro as Interim Executive Director. Bring your favorite picnic and libations, chairs, maybe even your guitars as we recognize these three outstanding leaders..

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First Quarter GDP 0.5% As Economy Stays In Holding Pattern

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2016 07:43 AM
Washington, DC...Real gross domestic product -- the value of the goods and services produced by the nation’s economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 0.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 1.4 percent.

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Off the Beaten Path, The Walk/Run For Autism Awareness

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/25/2016 01:53 PM
Murphys, CA...Off the Beaten Path, the Walk/Run for Autism Awareness, to be staged for the fifth year on Saturday, April 30 in Murphys Community Park will be a multi-faceted activity. The money raised will go to support Mind Matters, the Murphys based non-profit clinic that treats Autism and other learning disorders. El Dorado Savings Bank is the day’s major sponsor.

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Join Renner Winery For Their 20th Annual Bonfire At The Winery

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2016 10:03 AM
Murphys, CA...Join us on April 30th for a fun evening with live music, a delicious dinner, wonderful wines, vineyard tours, dancing, a giant bonfire and more all in the most beautiful vineyard on the planet. Tickets are just $45.00 for Members, and $55.00 for others. Call the Tasting Room for tickets, (209) 728-2314, or email; Nestled in a valley in the beautiful Sierra Foothills near Murphys, California, Doctor Ian Renner found paradise. With rolling hills surrounded by Lake Melones, this valley reminded him of New Zealand and so, he named it “Canterbury.”

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Time To Make Your Summer Vacation Plans With New Melones Lake Marina!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2016 09:59 AM
Angels Camp, CA...New Melones Lake Marina is now accepting reservations for the summer. New Melones Lake Marina and is located at the Glory Hole Recreation Area and offers a full service marina on the third largest reservoir in California, along with slip rentals, boat rentals, great fishing, gas, and a convenience store. We carry everything you need for a glorious day out on the lake — bait, groceries, cold drinks, ice, boating accessories, and much more! Come see for yourself.

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“Alice’s Adventures” Headlines Studio 4 Dance Theater’s Spring Showcase, April 29-30, 2016 in Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2016 01:01 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Studio 4 Dance Theater’s Spring Showcase 2016 will once again thrill the audience as they perform their unique version of the ballet classic “Alice in Wonderland.” The Spring Showcase has only two performances: 7pm, Friday, April 29, and 3pm, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp, and it’s appropriate for all ages. Tickets to the Spring Showcase 2016 are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under, reserved seating is available beginning April 1, at or by calling 1-800-595-4849, or at the box office one hour before each show (cash or check only.) For further information, the public may contact Tammie Lee at 209-728-5347.

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Erica Seawell & Sheriff Gary Kuntz Memorial Golf Tournament Is May 1st, 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/14/2016 11:42 AM
Valley Springs, CA...In memory of Erica Seawell and Sheriff Gary Kuntz, a scholarship fund has been set up for 7 separate scholarships to be given to Calaveras High & Bret Harte High School Students. At this year’s tournament, we will award 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Last Place prizes for your gross score. A long drive contest and closest to the pin contest will also take place during the tournament.

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Local Smiles, Service & Savings From Sonora Ford!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/12/2016 09:47 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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Dogwood In Arnold Is Now Hiring!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/12/2016 07:40 AM
Arnold, CA...Dogwood In Cedar Center is Now Hiring!! The new dinner house is coming soon to Arnold and is looking for Prep/Pantry, Cooks, Dishwasher & Wait Staff! Please email resumes to

Tax Freedom Day Comes Late for California Again

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2016 05:18 PM
Sacramento, CA...California residents who have filed their income tax returns by April 18 must wait a little longer to breathe a sigh of relief. Even after mailing their tax forms, Californians still have 12 more days until they've collectively earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. Calculated annually by the Tax Foundation, Tax Freedom Day is when Americans have earned enough money to pay their annual tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels. California's Tax Freedom Day lands on April 30 this year, six days after the national mark of April 24.

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Need To Make Some Copies? Head On Over To The Arnold Library!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2016 04:58 PM
Arnold, CA...Need To Make Some Copies? Head On Over To The Arnold Library!


$50,000 Grant Given For Butte Fire Rebuilding Efforts...Contractors & Funds Needed For 80 Homes

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2016 04:24 PM
San Andreas, CA...A $50,000 grant from the California Endowment was given to Calaveras Recovers recently through the Amador Community Foundation, which is the fiscal sponsor of the local group dedicated to recovery from the Butte Fire. In April, concrete foundations were poured for the first two homes being built by Calaveras Recovers for the uninsured survivors of last year’s Butte Fire. Licensed general building contractors and specialty contractors such as plumbing, electrical, sheet rock, roofing and painting contractors are encouraged to join up with Calaveras Recovers, by attending a meeting such as next Monday, May 2, 2016 at the LDS Church in San Andreas.

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Columbia College Graduates Future Fire Fighters

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2016 03:46 PM
Columbia, CA...Columbia College’s Fire Academy will hold its graduation ceremony and presentation of Certification of Completion to 34 successful students of the Fire Technology Program. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at Columbia College, Thursday, April 28th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. Students in the program have successfully completed the academic and manipulative training as mandated for a California Firefighter Level One. The students must still complete six months of full-time or one year of part-time field experience before applying to the state for Firefighter I Certification. “After receiving associate degrees in Fire Technology at Columbia College, several have already been hired by CALFire, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Tuolumne Rancheria Tribal Fire Department. “Some of the students will pursue jobs at the College Fire Department and others have obtained intern or volunteer positions,” said Shane Warner, Program Coordinator and college Fire Technology instructor.

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Make Flourish A Shopping Destination

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2016 01:58 PM
Copperopolis, CA...At Flourish a shop in the Copperopolis town square we have clothing, shoes, jewelry, home decor and many other items for yourself or as gifts for others. Mother's Day is around the corner and we have a Brighton special going on through May 8. Come in and take a look!

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The Chamber Was Mixing & Mingling At Greenhorn Last Thursday

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2016 12:08 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Members of the local business community were out in force at the monthly Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Greenhorn Creek last week. It is political and Fair & Frog Jump season so candidates & saddle queen contestants were in attendance as well.


Traffic Update...Non-Injury Collision Blocking Lanes Near Cabezut Rd and Greenley Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2016 11:11 AM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a Non-Injury Collision Blocking Lanes Near Cabezut Rd and Greenley Rd. Please use caution in the area...

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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets Weekly Specials Through May 3rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2016 10:22 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 Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243


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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad For April 27th to May 3rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2016 10:05 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad For April 27th to May 3rd

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Meet Ann Radford Your Candidate For Calaveras County Supervisor District 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2016 08:22 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Meet Ann Radford Your Candidate For Calaveras County Supervisor District 4

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Calaveras County Public Access TV Studio PATV Schedule Through April 28

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 11:59 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community TV is located in San Andreas, CA. We are a non-profit organization which helps facilitate the local studio and air original community programming to your home. The goals for PEG Access Television are to promote free speech, foster diverse points of view, encourage communications, create opportunities, encourage artistic expression, expand educational access, and promote participatory democracy in order to strengthen the spirit of the communities and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.


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Sonora Bach Festival Announces 40th Anniversary Program

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 11:51 PM
Sonora, CA...The Sonora Bach Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary year with the presentation of 6 classical-music performances. Events include a concert by The Mother Lode Friends of Music Chamber Orchestra, a “Baroque Sing Along” and an Organ “Crawl” through the historic, Gold Rush town of Sonora. Concert venues will be held throughout picturesque Tuolumne County. The Organ “Crawl” is on May 21; all other events are presented in the month of October.

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The Sonora Gran Fondo Is May 1st

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 11:41 PM
Sonora, CA...In partnership with the City of Sonora and the U.S. Forest Service, Sonora Regional Medical Center will again sponsor the Sonora Gran Fondo, a cycling event benefiting its Live Well, Be Well wellness program, which offers free and low-cost exercise/health classes and support groups to the community. The ride will occur on Sunday, May 1. “We have riders coming from all over Northern California,” says Gail Witzlsteiner, the Medical Center’s Foundation Executive Director. “This year we have added two new rides to the event, a fifteen-mile mini ride and a fifty-mile ride out to Cherry Lake with a vehicle shuttle return. We hope the additional ride options will encourage more local cyclists of varying abilities to participate.” Witzlsteiner adds that riders who choose one of the three longer routes will be able to see the recovering Rim Fire landscape.

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Raft the Mokelumne River with O.A.R.S. to Benefit the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program Sunday, May 22, 2016!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 11:29 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Visitors and residents can enjoy a relaxing and memorable rafting experience on the 2016 Mokelumne River Rafting Adventure on Sunday, May 22. Local rafting company O.A.R.S. has secured a Special-Use Permit to raft a gorgeous, mostly gentle, six-mile stretch of the Mokelumne River as a thank-you gift to community members who donate $75 per person to the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation. The water is flowing this year, so OARS is able to offer a choice of three trips: 8am, noon, or 4pm. Seating is limited and available by advance reservation only. Information and reservations are available online at, or by calling the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation at (209) 736-7706. (Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.)

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Bret Harte High School Cybullfrogs Club Receives Grant from Calaveras Community Foundation

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 11:22 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Cybullfrogs, a Bret Harte High School LegoRobotics club, has received a $9964.00 grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation. This is the second year the Foundation has generously helped fund Cybullfrogs. The money will be used to expand the club, now in its second year, so that more students will be able to participate in the hands-on building of programmable robots. Since its inception in March, 2014, the club has grown to 24 students, increased the number of female members, and hosted competitions/exhibitions with teams from six other local schools. With this generous donation, advanced club members are working on their Remotely Operated Vehicles, robots which perform underwater. Real life ROVs are used with nuclear submarines, in marine technical fields, and exploration in the offshore oil and gas industries.

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April Is National Foot Health And Limb Loss Awareness Month

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 11:14 PM
Sonora, CA...April is both National Foot Health Awareness Month and Limb Loss Awareness Month. The experts at Healogics and the Center for Wound Care at Sonora Regional Medical Center are reminding people to take a moment to stand up for their feet. The Center for Wound Care treats chronic foot and leg wounds that are often caused by underlying conditions such as diabetes. It is estimated that 25 percent of the 29.1 million people living with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer and without treatment the wounds can lead to amputation or death. ..
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Optimize Your Brain Seminar In Angels Camp On May 2nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 11:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp Adventist Church is holding a community service seminar called Optimizing Your Brain. It is a series that will help improve intellectual capacity and increase emotional intelligence by Dr. Neil Nedley. About Nedley Health Solutions provides health and nutrition products and information to enhance the mind and body. Our educational materials are based on solid, documented scientific research and presented in an interesting and understandable way for both the professional and the lay-person. The health-promoting products we offer are hand picked with care by Dr. Nedley and are highly recommended. At NHS, we are devoted to giving you the support you need to overcome your health challenges and achieve peak mental and physical health.

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Calaveras County's Celebrated Jumpers Hit The Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 10:31 PM
Angels Camp, CA(Frogtown, USA)... Calaveras County's Celebrated Jumping Frogs soon leap into action for their annual public appearance leading up to the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee, May 19-22 at Frogtown in Angels Camp. It circles the county and then winds up in Sacramento May 18 for the annual State Capitol Frog Jump. The frogs and their entourage of Frog Jump Committee members/handlers are traveling in luxury in the distinctive Frogmobile introduced last year. The van is wrapped with frog graphics - courtesy of donations from Angels Sewer and Drain and the Wintercreek Foundation. Graphics are by Eric Calialgro.

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Glory Hole Fishing Report, Guide Report & Federation Tournament Results

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 08:59 PM
Angels Camp, CA...We would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday, April 23rd 2016 for our Grand Re-Opening Event. It turned out to be a good day, nice weather and a store full of great people. We gave out well over a 1000-dollars in raffle prizes and everyone left with a smile. Special thanks to all our guest speakers and guides who helped donate prizes and offered priceless fishing knowledge. We look forward to making this an annual event.

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Flea Market At Copperopolis Town Square

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 08:28 PM
Copperopolis, CA...On Saturday, April 30 from 8am - 2pm the Copperopolis Parks & Rec will be hosting a Flea Market. Sell your stuff, Donate your stuff or buy some stuff! It will be a great way to spend the day.

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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week April 25 through May 5, 2016

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 07:33 PM
Murphys, CA...Tuesdays in Murphys - Winemakers Night at Alchemy - every Tuesday night from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Enjoy a featured wine and a great meal. As always, there is live music on the patio from 5:30-8 pm. Call 209.728.0700 for reservations. Wednesdays at Rob's Place - Weekly Specials & Live Music with Nicholas Lefler from 6-8 pm. Call 209-813-7003 for reservations and information.

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Sherri Smith Takes Our District 4 Poll

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 05:21 PM
Angels Camp, CA...In our informal poll on who ho may take the Calaveras County District 4 race it was Sherri Smith in a squeaker over Dennis Mills & Ann Radford. We will see how the projected numbers move as the candidates get deeper into the schedules of meet n greets & candidate's nights.


Gold Country Financial Celebrates With Grand Opening This Friday

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 01:56 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Gold Country Financial Leadership will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, April 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. at its new office, 252 N. Main St., Angels Camp. Angels Camp Mayor Wes Kulm will officiate the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m., a service sponsored by Destination Angels Camp. During the event owners Bonnie Miller and Mary Olson will provide information about the services offered by their new business including financial planning, education on the many aspects of financial security, how families can get out of debt, and retirement maximization. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

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All Vehicles Accounted For At 49er Motors & Closure Of Business Leaves Hole In Community

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2016 01:04 PM
Angels Camp, CA….We have received confirmation from Officer Butler of the Stockton CHP office that all of the vehicles from 49er Motors have now been accounted for and were part of normal transactions. We have also been assured that there are no open DMV issues. The closure of 49er Motors leaves a hole in the community and businesses like it are a vital part of our local economy. With the exception of a few large chain stores most of our local businesses are the hopes and dreams of people who live, work and raise their families here. They are not faceless entities but the people at the next table in a restaurant, pushing a shopping cart behind you in the store & sitting next to you at a sporting event.

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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
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