Washington, DC...The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known al Qaida terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent victims, including two American service members.
President Trump Signs the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 10:22 PM
Washington, DC..."Almost half a century ago, our brave astronauts first planted the American flag on the moon. That was a big moment in our history. Now this nation is ready to be the first in space once again. Today we’re taking the initial steps toward a bold and brave new future for American space flight.” This week President Donald J. Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Transition Authorization Act of 2017, the first comprehensive NASA authorization passed by Congress in more than six years. The bill demonstrates strong bipartisan support for our Nation’s space program and helps ensure that NASA remains at the forefront of exploration and discovery.
Worcester Polytechnic Team Grows Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 05:45 PM
Worcester, MA...Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues, bones, even whole organs to implant in people to treat disease or traumatic injuries: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blood deep into the developing tissue. Current bioengineering techniques, including 3-D printing, can’t fabricate the branching network of blood vessels down to the capillary scale that are required to deliver the oxygen, nutrients, and essential molecules required for proper tissue growth. To solve this problem, a multidisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Arkansas State University-Jonesboro have successfully turned to plants. They report their initial findings in the paper “Crossing kingdoms: Using decelluralized plants as perfusable tissue engineering scaffolds” published online in advance of the May 2017 issue of the journal Biomaterials. “
Residential or Income Property in Arnold • $395,000 From Bob Doten, Barry Ward Realty
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 01:04 PM
Arnold, CA...A unique opportunity for a close-in home. Now a full-time residence with vacation rental and retail store revenue, this 3-story triplex abounds with income possibilities. The owners live in a fabulously-designed 1 BR unit with a loft and contemporary appointments. There is also a retail store and a complete dual master suite unit that serves as a vacation rental, racking up over 225 rental nights a year. The top floor is an unfinished artist studio or apartment ready for your personal touch. 830 Highway 4 in Arnold between Giant Burger & Sarafina’s • MLS #1700194
Time To Open That New Business In Murphys? 500 Square Foot Office For Lease!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 12:08 PM
Murphys, CA...There is a two room, 500 sf office suite with a private bath available in the Gateway Press Building. Call Walt Markus at 209.728.2368 for more information.
Ladies Night Out Bingo Fundraiser To Benefit Bret Harte Grad Night!!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 11:38 AM
Murphys, CA...LADIES NIGHT OUT BINGO FUNDRAISER. March 25th at the Masonic Hall in Murphys. 5:30 to 9:00 pm - Seating is limited! $25.00 - Dinner and Bingo. Bingo packet=6 games per sheet x 10 games = 60 games total. All proceeds to benefit - Bret Harte High School Grad Night 2017. Doors open at 5:30 pm - Soup, salad and beverages served at 6:30 pm. Followed by coffee, dessert and BINGO. Fabulous prizes to the winners!!!!
Hey Good People!!! The "Pure Mountain Fun" Continues
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 11:30 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! 2" of new snow overnight, 9" in 24hrs 21" in 72hrs!!!!!! Even thought it's Spring, Winter is still trying to hang on. Today the high will be around 39F with winds out of the SSE from 0-9mph. A mix of snow and sunshine today as the system heads East with a chance of snow in the a.m. and a mix of sun and clouds from 12pm on. The next pulse arrives Sunday mid day and could bring another 2-4" for Sunday night into early Monday morning. Monday will see that system make an exit and High pressure will come into play for a day or so then a weak system could bring a mix of precipitation for Wed/Thursday then by the weekend things look to be copious sunshine and temps in the upper 40's or so. Abundant snowfall this season has set us up for great spring conditions and having wrote that, we're extending our season for another week! April 23rd is now our official closing date so if you are thinking of coming up for your spring break we'll be open as most other Nor/Central Cal resorts will be closing a week earlier. Come up to Bear Valley and experience our local "Pure Mtn Fun" ethos and stay tuned..........
Longtime Calaveras Resident Rex Alton Berry Died Thursday, March 23, 2017. He was 61.
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 09:23 AM
San Andreas, CA...Rex Alton Berry was born in Palo Alto, California, on 1 November 1955, Mr. Berry lived with his family in Fremont. As a young teenager, he suffered a serious life threatening illness and miraculously recovered. Thereafter, he spent a summer in Anchorage, Alaska with his Uncle, Allen Berry, where had the adventure of a lifetime. His Boy Scout skills were put to good use. He and his family moved to Valley Springs (Paloma) in 1969. In the mid-1970s, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he spent his time with his Uncles Frank and Jim Fitzgerald. He married and his only child, Rex Jr. was born. Mr. Berry had several jobs including delivery driver for a major distributor of soft drinks, collector of bee pollen for health products, metal refinisher, metal plater, and was a truck driver for a short time.
March New-Car Sales To Rise 3 Percent Year-Over-Year, Closing Second Highest First Quarter On Record
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 08:52 AM
Irvine, CA... New-vehicle sales are expected to increase 3 percent year-over-year to a total of 1.63 million units in March 2017, resulting in an estimated 17.4 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. At 1.63 million units this month, the first quarter total comes in at 4.1 million units, up 0.3 percent year-over-year. This would be the second highest first quarter on record, surpassed only by Q1 of 2000. This also would be the highest March sales total since 2000, when sales hit 1.66 million total units.
Head of Largest Federal Employee Union Applauds Defeat of American Health Care Act
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 08:49 AM
Washington, DC...In response to the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act after it became clear there were not enough votes to pass, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: "Today is a win for working families in this country. The American Health Care Act was on the verge of being jammed through Congress, despite the obvious burden it would place on millions of Americans. Thanks to phone calls, letters, meetings, and protests, the American public let our elected officials know that passage of the AHCA was unacceptable.
Civic Type R Debuts at 2017 AutoCon in Los Angeles
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 08:46 AM
Torrance, CA...After its global reveal in Geneva earlier this month, the first production Civic Type R coming to America will make its U.S. debut at the 2017 AutoCon automotive performance and tuning convention in Los Angeles on March 26 with an on-stage presentation scheduled for 4:00 PM PDT. With 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque on tap from its 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC® in-line 4-cylinder engine, the 2017 Civic Type R is the fastest, most powerful Honda ever sold in America. Featuring aggressive styling to match its performance, the Civic Type R is the "hot hatch" that U.S. compact enthusiasts have been dreaming about.
Teamsters Applaud Presidential Permit For Keystone XL
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 08:43 AM
Washington, DC...The Teamsters Union is pleased with the Trump administration's prompt issuance of a presidential permit today for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The $8 billion project is projected to create more than 42,000 American jobs building critical energy infrastructure. "This project will put thousands of Americans, including Teamsters, to work in good union jobs that will support working families," said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President.
Calaveras Democrats Hosting The Cannabis Community Forum (ThePineTree.net Will Livestream The Event)
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 02:05 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee (CCDCC) is hosting a forum regarding Measure B, the voter initiated initiative-measure that seeks to prohibit the cultivation, manufacturing, processing, and delivery of marijuana for all purposes within all unincorporated parts of Calaveras County, including a ban on the operation of marijuana dispensaries. The forum will take place on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m. at The San Andreas Town Hall.
Don't Miss Calaveras Humane Society's Annual Hawaiian Shirt Sale
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 12:36 PM
Arnold, CA...ALOHA! Mark your calendars, our Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store annual Hawaiian Shirt Sale begins March 24th. We're talking designer AND vintage Hawaiian wear at rock-bottom prices. They save 'em all year for this epic event. Mai poina (don't forget)!
Ruby Parlor Presents, "Fashion, Friends & Fun."
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/21/2017 04:58 PM
Murphys, CA...The Native Daughters of the Golden West are having a luncheon this Saturday March, 25th at 11:30am in Murphys. Tickets are still available. Fashions supplied by The Clothes Mine.
A Glimpse of All There is to Appreciate and Discover Right Here
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/24/2017 05:45 PM
Murphys, CA...California’s Gold Country has both deep history (thanks to the prospectors) and impressive natural features, like Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Moaning Cavern, the biggest cavern in the Golden State. But it also has a thriving wine scene. Explore the wineries that give this part of the Golden State its own flavor—especially in the quaint town of Murphys, which is dotted with welcoming tasting rooms. For a unique place to stay, check out Querencia, a secret-hideaway-style inn overlooking vineyards and the Sierra foothills.
"Cinema & the Angels 6 Theatre," A Lecture By Jeff Olson
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/24/2017 05:16 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Mother Lode Theatre celebrated its grand opening on February 9, 1924 with a miniature review accompanied by a five-piece orchestra. The Theatre was remodeled in 1927 to accommodate "talkies" or moving pictures. It was again remodeled in 1935 and the name eventually was changed to Angels Theatre as it remains today.
Washington, DC...Thank you very much. We were very close, and it was a very, very tight margin. We had no Democrat support. We had no votes from the Democrats. They weren’t going to give us a single vote, so it's a very difficult thing to do. I've been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare explode. It is exploding right now. Many states have big problems -- almost all states have big problems. I was in Tennessee the other day, and they’ve lost half of their state in terms of an insurer; they have no insurer. And that's happened to many other places. I was in Kentucky the other day, and similar things are happening.
Tennis Players Encouraged To Enter MACTA's Round Robin Tennis Tournament
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/24/2017 04:32 PM
Murphys, CA...Tennis players from throughout the Motherlode are invited to sign up for the Murphys Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) men’s and women’s round robin tournament to be held Saturday, April 8 at Bret Harte High School, in Angels Camp, and MACTA’s Wintercreek Facility located behind the historic schoolhouse on Jones St. in Murphys. Because registration is limited to 24 men and 24 women those interested in taking part are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Avery, CA...Tonight, March 24th starting at 8pm! Join us for karaoke/DJ every Friday night at the Avery Saloon! 4529 Hwy 4 in Avery.
Burson Man Strikes & Bites Girlfriend. Arrested On Torture, Battery & Domestic Violence Charges
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/24/2017 02:13 PM
Burson, CA...On 02/22/17 at approx. 10:30 PM, The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5700 block of Heron Lane in Burson for a domestic violence altercation. Sheriff Deputies learned that 34-year-old suspect Nolan Alan Hilyard and his 53 year old live in girlfriend were involved in a physical confrontation. Nolan Hilyard allegedly repeatedly struck and bit the victim on the head and face causing severe injuries. The victim was able to flee the residence to seek help. Emergency personnel responded and treated the victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital for the severity of her injuries. Sheriff Deputies attempted to make contact with Nolan Hilyard at the time of the report with negative results.
Calaveras County Public Access TV Studio PATV Schedule Through March 30th & The Inside View With Sid Marsh & Guests Beth & Trevor Wittke Calaveras Cannabis Allience
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/24/2017 02:12 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.
Camp Connell Cafe Introduces Wednesday Trivia Night
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/24/2017 01:10 PM
Camp Connell, Ca...Camp Connell Cafe is introducing Wednesday Night Trivia starting at 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saint Clare’s Episcopal Church Easter Sunday Service
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/24/2017 12:50 PM
Avery, CA...The Saint Clare’s Episcopal Church welcomes you to the Easter Sunday Service on Sunday, April 16th at 9:00 a.m. Saint Clare’s Episcopal Church is located at 4351 E. Highway #4 Avery, Ca.
Champagne Easter Brunch At The Murphys Hotel
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/24/2017 12:29 PM
Murphys, CA...The Murphys Historic Hotel is now accepting reservations for their Annual Easter Brunch on April 16th.
Event occurs on 04/16/2017 from 10:30 AM to .
Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Rolling!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/24/2017 12:05 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop and say hi and top off your tanks today! Angels Trading Post has everything you need to keep you Hopping when you visit our area. Great Prices on Gas, Drinks, Sodas, Java City Coffees and more. They also accept E.B.T. cards.and have great prices on tobacco products. They are open everyday from 5am to Midnight!! Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4.
Calaveras Recovers Is In Need Of Storage
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/24/2017 11:50 AM
San Andreas, CA...In just a few days we need to decide WHERE to move the remaining supplies of home furnishings for over a dozen survivors of the Butte Fire who's homes are yet unfinished. These "House-In-A-Box" supplies need to be stored for up to six months (we'll be done with distribution before September, and some HIABs are already distributed) at more than 1,000 square feet. More information is available at our monthly Team meeting (April 3rd).
San Andreas, CA...Free Senior Planning Workshop Coming Up In May
Raising Backyard Chickens ~ A UCCE Master Gardeners Class
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/24/2017 11:01 AM
Jackson, CA...re you eager to get started raising backyard chickens or just beginning to consider home grown poultry? Fresh eggs are one of the many benefits that come from having your own chickens, a popular practice many people find fun and rewarding. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be offering a free public class, “Raising Backyard Chickens” on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Jackson, CA...Spring is finally here! Are your thoughts turning to delicious, homegrown vegetables or a vase of colorful flowers from your garden? Please join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, April 1, 2017 for “Garden Friends: Summer Vegetables and Annual Flowers”. Master Gardeners will identify local favorites and discuss care and maintenance of these as well as other vegetables and annual flowers which can be grown now and throughout the summer.
Board Of Supervisors Regular Meeting & Continuing Local State Of Emergency
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/24/2017 10:09 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Board Of Supervisors is holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 8:00 am. On the agenda is the adoption of a resolution continuing a local state of emergency for the removal of hazardous trees caused by the Butte Fire with the imminent threat of severe winter weather.
President James Madison On Brevity & Clarity Of Laws
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/24/2017 08:14 AM
“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” President James Madison
CCWD Board Approves Five-Year Capital Improvement Program
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 06:26 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors unanimously approved a five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) on Wednesday March 22, which identifies the District’s highest-priority water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Click here to view a PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of the program.
Black Oak Casino Resort To Host Live Entertainment Every Weekend In April
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 05:48 PM
Tuolumne City, CA...Every weekend will be action packed this April as Black Oak Casino Resort continues to host live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. A variety of musical styles and even a famed comedian will take to the Willow Creek Lounge stage throughout the month.
Traffic Update....Happy Hour Near Hwys 49 & 12. Man Trying Mix & Mingle
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/23/2017 05:07 PM
San Andreas, CA....CHP is reporting that a man with an open container is on the fog line and trying to talk to all passing vehicles. He may have the wrong address for the mixer. Please use caution in the area...
Copperopolis, CA...In 1895 James A. Tower was only 16 years old when, using barbed wire fencing, he strung the first telephone line for what was to become The Calaveras Telephone Company. As demands for the telephone service increased, the young Mr. Tower found it necessary to establish a central office in the small community of Felix near the town of Copperopolis. Then in 1899, Mr. Tower, now 20 years old, negotiated an agreement with Sunset Telephone Company that would connect his subscribers by telephone with the rest of the world.
Calaveras Community Foundation Receives Save Mart Donation
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 02:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) has received a generous $5000 donation from Save Mart Supermarkets. Funds benefit the Career and Technical Training (C&TT) Scholarship Fund. For the 6th year, Save Mart continues to support this scholarship fund and CCF applauds their on-going support.
(left to right) Angels Camp Store Manager, John Romine, Assistant Store Manager, Steve Saippa, CCF Scholarship Advisor, Paul DeBaldo, CCF BOD Member and Scholarship Committee Chair Barbara White and CCF BOD Treasurer, Brent Harrington
Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men’s Club Results: Wednesday March 15th
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 02:21 PM
Angels Camp,CA...Angels Camp, CA...As one of Northern California’s best golf courses and communities, Greenhorn Creek offers more of the fastest, truest greens in the state. The 18-hole course was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones II and along with Mother Nature; Greenhorn Creek delivers one of California’s finest golf experiences. You'll discover 18 holes of championship golf with 5 sets of tees ranging from 4,887 to 6,800 yards that make Greenhorn Creek Resort both challenging and enjoyable. Greenhorn Creek Men's Club results for Wednesday, March 15th are as follows:
Left to right: Steve TenEyck, Joe Oliviera, Ken Helmbacher, and Pete Barsamian
Calaveras County, CA...On March 14, 2017, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to introduce and waive reading of an ordinance amending County Code Chapter 13.12 (Sewage Disposal) by adding Section 13.12.200 – Annual Reporting and Section 13.12.210 – Permanent Records.
Calaveras County, CA...NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, due to unscheduled vacancies and expiration of terms, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors encourages interested and qualified persons to apply for membership to the following County boards, committees or commissions:
Notice Of Intent To Adopt A Negative Declaration: Tentative Parcel Map For West Point Dollar General
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/23/2017 01:53 PM
West Point, CA...Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-002 Tentative Parcel Map for West Point Dollar General: The applicant is requesting approval of a Tentative Parcel Map to divide a 4.42-acre parcel into two (2) separate legal parcels. The vacant property has a General Plan land use designation of Commercial Center and is zoned C2 (General Commercial). The project will be accessed via a proposed access and public utilities easement extending from an existing driveway on Highway 26. In addition, the applicant has made a request for a road modification to reduce the standards for on-site road improvements required by the County Road Ordinance. The initial study addresses potential project related impacts to transportation/traffic only. The subject property is located at on Highway 26 in West Point. APN: 008-016-009 is a portion of Block 4, Lot 12, Por. Lot 3.
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The local Cannabis issue is heating up and on the ballot. Click above to read the Op-Eds on both sides of the issue.
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.