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Join The Calaveras County Association Of Realtors A County Wide Candidates Night

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 04:34 PM

Patricia Sue Tolhurst Missing in Tuolumne County

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 12:43 PM
Sonora, CA ... Patricia Sue Tolhurst left Tuolumne City in the early evening of 4/18/14 and was planning to go to Kenendy Meadows. On 4/22/14 a friend reported her missing as she had not been heard from since 4/18/14. Her vehicle was located unoccupied at Donnel Vista on 4/22/14. Tollhurst contacted friends via U.S. Mail and advised them that she may be going hiking. This incident is being a missing person case. Tuolumne County Search And Rescue Units initiated a search but have been unable to locate Tollhurst. The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Detective Division is actively working this case.
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Columbia College Symphony Sierra Spring Concert May 3

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 12:38 PM
Columbia, CA ...The Columbia College Symphony of the Sierra will perform its spring 2014 concert on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Dogwood Forum Building on the Columbia College campus. Admission is free. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The orchestra will perform the first movement from Joseph Haydn’s Symphony 101. “The orchestra has grown a good deal this season and we are ready to take on longer works,” says conductor, Mic Harper. “It is a real pleasure to be conducting one of Haydn’s last works with this ensemble. For our many young members, this is their first opportunity to play Haydn.”


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Bullfrog Football Team Yard Sale May 10

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 12:29 PM
Angels Camp, CA ...The Bullfrog football team will be hosting a yard sale at the upper parking lot at the Bret Harte High School. Team parents, coaches, and community members are donating gently used household goods to the team for this yard sale, we expect 15-20 families to be donating so the selection should be quite large. Items not sold at the end of the sale will go to support the local thrift stores.
The boosters will be selling breakfast, water, and lunch items, and the team will be selling the Bullfrog Discount Cards for $10. All donations and proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the Bullfrog Football Boosters. Please contact bullfrogfootball@gmail.com for more details on this event.

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CUSD Resource Connection Food Bank Drive May 5

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 12:22 PM
San Andreas, CA ... The Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) in partnership with The Resource Connection Food Bank will conduct a food drive beginning Monday, May 5, through Wednesday May 14, 2014. CUSD will conduct automated phone calls to parents and staff in an effort to facilitate a high participation rate and to maximize the collective power of the 3,500+ students and staff to make a significant donation to our community.
Donation boxes will be delivered to every CUSD site by May 1. CUSD believes in the power of making a difference by serving our community and teaching leadership skills.
Calaveras Unified School District
3304-B Highway 12
P.O. Box 788
95249
(209) 754-2300

What’s Happening in Murphys this Week April 23 through April 30

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 12:05 PM
Send your Murphys based events to info@visitmurphys.com
Please have them in by Monday
What’s Happening in Murphys this Week April 23 through April 30
17th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show at Ironstone Vineyards - Join us for our 17th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show, 10 am to closing daily until Mothers Day Weekend. Come and enjoy fabulous art created by talented local artists.
It Pays to Shop (and Taste) Local - The Ironstone Heritage Museum, Marisolio Tasting Bar and Creative Cookware each offer discounts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while, on Wednesdays, Tea an' Tiques offers Calaveras residents & seniors a discount on the purchase of any box or tin of TEA.. Twisted Oak offers complimentary wine tastings on Tuesdays. Restrictions apply but make sure to let them know you're a local when you're out supporting our local businesses.
Wine Down Friday @ Stevenot - Each first Friday of each month from 5-8 pm Stevenot hosts "Wine Down Friday" in the Tasting Room on Main St. Murphys. This is an opportunity to meet the owners and staff while enjoying Stevenot Wines by the glass, party platters, and live music. Call 209-728-3485 for more information.
April Artist Showing at Hovey Tasting Room - Murphys, March 23, 2014 – The rich and colorful paintings of Patricia Cherry will be showcased the month of April at Hovey Winery Tasting Room, 350 A Main St., Murphys.
April Artist Showing at Art on Main - The "Featured Artist of the Month" for March is Patricia Cherry. Patricia Cherry's paintings are an exploration of her response to nature. Using natures abstract patterns both as a source of inspiration and as compositional element. She is most known for her command of color and light, producing effects that allude but do not imitate nature.
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.
Fridays & Saturdays in Murphys - Local Food & Wine Tours - Join Murphys Food and Wine Tours every Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 2:30 pm. Each tour is approximately three and a half hours. You’ll get the inside story about the area’s rough-and-tumble past. Purchase tickets online by visiting Local-Food-Tours.com or by calling 800-407-8918 directly. Private group tours are available by appointment.
Visit our Tours Page online for other tour options.
Fridays at Alchemy - Matt Cullen delivers style with pop, country and jazz vocal performances every Friday on the patio from 5:30-8 pm. The music is free, and there's room to dance. Call 209-728-0700 or visit www.mattcullenonline.com for more information.
Fridays and Saturdays at Zucca Tasting Room - "Zucca After Hours" is open 5-8 pm. If you're looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a glass of wine on a Friday or Saturday night, the Zucca garden is your place. All those firepits are even better to sit by on a cool winter evening. If the weather is just too yucky, we've got some nice bar seating in the Toscano room. And we always welcome your picnic items or takeout from area restaurants should you want to make a night of it."
Saturdays in Murphys - Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Murphys are available at no charge (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday mornings at 10am leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Jo Sanders at 209-728-3072 to confirm dates and times or make arrangements for large groups.
April 26, 2014 - Off the Beaten Path Walk/Run for Autism - 8 am at Murphys Community Park - Each participant will receive a specially designed t-shirt. Entry blanks are available at many locations including the Mind Matters office, 150 Big Trees Rd. in Murphys. They may also be downloaded from the MM website www.mindmattersclinic.org. Further information is available at 209-728-2184.
April through September in Murphys - CLASSIC CAR Nights Every 3rd Thursday at the Murphys Historic Hotel from 5 to 8:30 pm - Money Raffles, Local DJ, Decade Music, Food Available - Bring Your Classic Car - Spectators Welcome - Free to All.
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Ed Pandilfino Author of "Birds of the Sierra Nevada" Seminar April 26

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 11:59 AM
Calaveras Big Trees State Park, CA ... An early morning guided bird walk through the Sequoia trees followed by a seminar on birds of the Sierra Nevada will be held this Saturday in the state park. Ed Pandilfino, author of the new UC Press book "Birds of the Sierra Nevada," will lead the seminar between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday April 26 at historic Jack Knight Hall. Those who want to start early are encouraged to join Pandilfino for a walk to take a look at local birds beginning at 8 a.m.
Pandilfino is president of Western Field Ornithologists, and regional editor for the publication "North American Birds." For the past 25 years he has devoted his life to working in habitat conservation and avian research. His new book contains excellent discussions of birds of the Sierra, both biology and distribution, as well as excellent illustrations.
The seminar is free, but there is a day use fee per vehicle to enter the state park.
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Young Computer Builder Raises Money for Mind Matters

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 11:51 AM
Angels Camp, CA ... A hand-made computer, created by Nicholas Tribble, 18, a senior at Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp, has resulted in a $2,000 gift to Mind Matters, the Murphys based clinic that treats autism and related disorders. When faced with the need to select a senior project, Tribble decided to use his interest in computers to create a unit from scratch and house it in a custom crafted case. To finance his project he created a raffle in which the winner would be given the computer, his expenses would be met, and the remainder of the money donated to Mind Matters. At ten dollars a chance, he was able to raise more than $3,200. The lucky winner is Judy Matson, Director of Music Ministries at Foothill Community Church, which Tribble and his family attend. Matson plans on using the computer at the church, replacing a very old model she had in her office. She will receive her unit after April 28, the day the students must present their projects to the school and the general public.
“We are very proud of Nicholas and his accomplishments,” says Dr. Ryan Thompson, the founder of Mind Matters and its current Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director. “We will put his generous donation to good use in our Fast ForWord program, a computer centered learning lab.”


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From Left: Ryan Thompson, M.D., CEO/Medical Director of Mind Matters Clinic; Nicholas Tribble, Bret Hart High School senior; Judy Matson, Director of Music Ministries at Foothill Community Church.
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EBMUD Calls on Drought Year Water Supplies

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 11:44 AM
Oakland CA, ... Dismal precipitation this past winter and no end in sight to the state drought led the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Board of Directors today to approve the purchase and delivery of about 16,000 acre feet of water from the Sacramento River to local East Bay reservoirs. The purchase adds approximately a month’s worth of water to the supply used to meet the drinking water needs of 1.3 million East Bay customers.
The Board of Directors also voted to reaffirm their February 11th decision asking all customers to cut water use voluntarily by ten percent. In the past two months, customers heeded the call to action and have cut back that amount.
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Hot Copper Car Show May 3 Copperopolis Town Square

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 11:32 AM
Copperopolis, CA ... The 14th Annual Hot Copper Car Show, to be held May 3rd at the Copper Town Square on Highway 4 in Copperopolis, is now one of the largest hot rod and custom car shows in the Mother Lode. The public is invited to attend free of charge. The car show brings thousands of car enthusiasts to the beautiful hills of the Mother Lode the first Saturday of May each year. The Lake Tulloch Lions Club sponsors the show with all proceeds going to benefit the community through scholarships and other services. It is made possible through sponsors from Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.The show features hot rod and custom cars from throughout northern California. Each car owner gets a special dash plaque and will take part in the judging for the best cars at the show in a variety of categories. There will be food, raffles, and fun for the public too with two bars and a light breakfast available early in the morning followed with lunch. Dozens of vendors will be present also. There will even face painting for the kids. For information on the show call Ron Massei at (209) 785-4288 or Ken Osteen (209) 785-8933 or go to www.laketullochlions.org.
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PILT Bill Gains Legislative Momentum

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 11:30 AM
Sacramento, CA ... The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) sponsored SB 1410 (Wolk/Nielsen) passed out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water on consent. SB 1410 is now headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee. SB 1410 will appropriate monies to 36 counties for outstanding obligations relating to Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments.
“Small, rural counties have been encumbered by unpaid PILT payments for more than a decade, all while trying to maintain the services and programs that our residents rely on,” said Nate Beason, RCRC Chair and Nevada County Supervisor. “Collecting these long overdue payments and getting the state back on track with annual payments has been a crusade of RCRC’s, and we thank Senator Wolk, Senator Nielsen, and the 23 other bipartisan co-authors for their leadership on this critical rural county issue.”
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Mike Borean For Calaveras County Supervisor District Three

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2014 10:41 AM
Hathaway Pines, CA...A heartfelt thanks to all who attended the Town Hall Candidate’s Forum that was held in Murphys last Wednesday, April 16th. I also want to thank everyone who watched the forum on the Pine Tree. In case you missed it, you can watch it by copying the following link and pasting it into your browser....

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Taste of Calaveras at CAMPS April 27

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 09:37 AM
Angels Camp, CA ... The Taste of Calaveras will be in full swing at at CAMPS Restaurant at Greenhorn Golf Resort in Angels Camp, CA on Sunday, April 27, from noon until 4 pm. Representations of wines, music, cuisine, art and people from all around Calaveras County will be on hand...
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Board of Equalization Open Door to Transparency Improves Taxpayer Experience

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 09:34 AM
Sacramento, CA ... Betty T. Yee, First District Member of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), today introduced OPEN BOE, an open data portal during the Board’s Customer and Administrative Efficiency Committee meeting. The portal consolidates a variety of information into one uniform view, with easy access to a range of information such as sales and use taxes, taxable sales in California, and other tax and fee programs. Users may view, export, redistribute, and republish this information....
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The Columbia College Foundation Hosts Annual Scholarship & Awards Celebration April 24

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 09:22 AM
Columbia, CA...The Columbia College Foundation will host the annual Columbia College Scholarship and Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 24, beginning at 4:30 p.m. to recognize scholarship recipients and donors. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held in the Dogwood Forum at Columbia College. This year, 72 students were awarded scholarships to assist with their educational expenses, totaling more than $84,000 in awards. Many of these scholarships were contributed by community organizations and individuals and a number are offered annually through the Foundation’s endowed funds. At least 20 scholarships each year are funded through the Foundation’s Osher Scholarship Endowment, established in partnership with the Bernard Osher Foundation and the Foundation for California Community Colleges...
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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2014 09:11 AM
Tokyo, Japan...PRIME MINISTER ABE: (As interpreted.) On behalf of the government and the people of Japan, I would like to sincerely welcome President Obama as our state guest. At the outset, I would like to once again express my heartfelt gratitude for the assistance from the United States in the aftermath of the great East Japan earthquake. More than 20,000 servicemembers of the U.S. forces participated in Operation Tomodachi. And as a matter of fact, Japanese people were greatly encouraged and helped by the assistance extended from the government and the people of the United States. And I am truly grateful for that....
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Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Concert Series May 3rd

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/24/2014 09:05 AM
Angels Camp, CA ... the Mountain Melody Women's Chorus Concert kicks off their spring series Saturday May 3rd at 4 pm at the Union Congregational Church, 1141 S Main Street, Angels Camp, CA. The concert is entitled "Too Much Fun!" and free to attend, but donations to the group are gladly accepted. On Sunday May 4th at 4pm at Jack Knight Hall in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, tickets are $25.00. Included in the ticket price is admission to the park, as well as a guided nature hike at 2pm. This event is a benefit for Calaveras Big Trees Association and Mountain Melody. Tickets are available online at www.toomuchfun.eventsbot.com or call for information (209) 795-1196. Light refreshments will be served at both performances

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Trrffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Near Copperopolis

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2014 08:55 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Crews are working an overturned vehicle accident on Rock Creek Ct & Rock Creek Road. Please use caution in the area....

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NCAA America Sky Championship To Be Contested At Greenhorn Creek Golf Club

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2014 08:46 AM
Angels Camp, CA......NCAA Division 1 golf will contest its first-ever tournament at Greenhorn Creek GC with the America Sky Championship, April 25-27, 2014. Seven college teams from around the country belonging to the Great West Conference will compete in the three-day event. Leading the charge is host Sacramento State, which won this event in 2012. They will be swinging against teams from Binghamton (NY); North Dakota; Northern Colorado; Southern Utah; Weber State (UT); and Hartford (CT), led by last year’s America Sky Rookie of the Year, Evan Russell....

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Caltrans Statewide Litter Pickup Day

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2014 08:27 AM
Angels Camp, CA....Caltrans is holding its annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This activity is to enhance public awareness of the volume and cost associated with removing litter, trash and debris by removing litter along the highways and roadways. The best anti-litter campaign is to ensure trash never makes it onto our highways in the first place....

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PORAC Endorses Pat Garrahan for Sheriff

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 09:28 PM
Valley Springs, CA – The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) has officially endorsed Pat Garrahan for Calaveras County Sheriff. PORAC, incorporated in 1953, represents more than 64,000 public safety personnel, making it the largest public safety organization in California and the largest statewide public safety association in the nation...
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National Hotel – Jackson, CA

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 08:40 PM
Jackson, CA... When planning a trip up-country be sure to include a stay at the newly rebuilt National Hotel in Jackson. Staff in period dress are available to make sure your stay is more than pleasant. (Website enclosed)...

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Save the Date! Gold Country Roasters and Outer Aisle Foods FREE Public Event!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 08:21 PM
Murphys, CA... Wednesday, May 21st, 6:30 pm – 9pm at Outer Aisle Foods, 164 Highway 4, Murphys, CA, Gold Country Roasters and Outer Aisle Foods are co-sponsoring a FREE public educational event featuring two eminent experts in the field of sustainable coffee growing, who will discuss the shade grown coffee movement and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center’s (SMBC) Bird Friendly® coffee certification program. The Bird Friendly® designation is the highest ecological sustainability certification that coffee can be awarded. Coffees that are certified Bird Friendly® are organically grown in strict accordance with rigorous standards developed and overseen by the SMBC. GCR’s new Bird Friendly-certified Peruvian coffee will be available to sample, along with light snacks provided by Outer Aisle Foods.

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Meet Sheriff Gary Kuntz At The Hub Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 01:24 PM
Arnold, CA...Meet Sheriff Gary Kuntz At The Hub Tonight. The Event’s Date is April 23, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Hub, Cedar Center, Arnold. The Sheriff will speak on his accomplishments and his future plans for law enforcement in Calaveras County....


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The 2014 Celtic Faire Brought The Medieval To Life

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 12:56 PM
Sonora CA... The first part of March the Celtic fair rolled into Mother Lode Fairgrounds. We had hoped to get this feature posted much earlier but hopefully better late than never. The Faire is now three days and is one of the largest Celtic Faires around. It featured Jousting, nonstop entertainment, over 600 costumed attendees, historic reenactments, Celtic food & drink, music archery, dragons juggling dancing and much much more...


Over 150 Photos Above and Over 12 Minutes of Video Below

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Calaveras County Grad Night Foundation Bunco Grad Night Fundraiser

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/23/2014 11:41 AM
Murphys, CA ... Come one and all! Roll those Dice! On Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 pm at Murphys Suites, 134 Hwy 4, Murphys, CA. Have a great time playing while helping to raise money for a SAFE Graduation Night Celebration for our High School Seniors! BUNCO is an easy-to-learn, fast-paced dice rolling game. $25.00 requested donation benefiting the Grad Night Foundation. Please also bring $5.00 for the “kitty,” and an appetizer or snack* to share. If you would like to bid on items auctioned when Bunco is over, please bring extra cash or check.


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Delays On Hwy 99 In Merced Next Week

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 11:27 AM
Merced County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has rescheduled the full closure for the State Route 99 (SR-99) East Merced Overhead Project for next week. The work was originally scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, through Friday, April 25, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m....
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Reginald ‘'Reg” Francis Cyr 1931 - 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 10:55 AM
Avery, CA...Reginald ‘'Reg” Francis Cyr, “The Viking”, age 82, was born December 31, 1931 in Old Town, Maine, passed away April 17, 2014 at his residence in Avery, California. He was veteran of the U.S. Navy who served during the Korean War, and retired corporate manager for Safeway Stores. He was a member of the Our Lady of the Sierra Men’s Club, L.S.M, A.R.S.E, and a die hard Republican....


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Robert “Bob” L. Nethery 1929 - 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 10:47 AM
Murphys, CA...Robert L. Nethery, “Bob” to friends and family and “Bobbie” to his grandchildren, died in his home in Murphys on April 8, 2014 after a two year battle with esophageal cancer. He was 84. Bob was born the sixth of eight children to Harry & Bernice Nethery on September 20, 1929 in Shullsburg, WI.  He spent his teen years growing up in Rockford, IL graduating from the local high school in 1947. A member of the Illinois National Guard, in 1952 Bob was activated during the Korean War and spent time at Camp Cook in Lompoc, CA before being deployed to France.  His time in California inspired him to make his home in the Bay Area after his honorable discharge from the United States Army in 1953...

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George E. Segale 1925 - 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/23/2014 10:32 AM
Valley Springs, CA...George Elmer Segale born and raised in Angels Camp, California, on January 15, 1925, died on April 13, 2014, peacefully in his Christian faith at his home in Valley Springs, California after battling asbestos-related mesothelioma lung cancer. George was an active member of St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Lockeford, California. He was 89 years old. Growing up, George attended Angels Camp Grammar School (Class of 1938) and graduated from Bret Harte High School in 1942. During WWII, George was a chipper and welder building steel boats in Stockton. He then attended and graduated from UOP in Stockton, CA, in 1948, on a baseball scholarship he received. He spent 34 years at Galt Elementary School beginning in 1949, both as a teacher and principal until he retired in 1983. During those same years George worked summers and some evenings at Delta Rubber Company in Stockton. In the early 60's George and his long time friend, the late John Giannoni, owned and operated George's Fluffy Donut Shop on Lodi Avenue in Lodi....

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Glory Hole Fishing Report

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/23/2014 10:02 AM
Angels Camp, CA ... Trout fishing in rivers and streams opens this next Saturday, April 26. Most of the local rivers and streams are at a very fishable water flow. Generally at beginning of trout season we have a lot of snow melt and run off making it harder to fish. Unfortunately this year we have had very little rain and snow but, the early season fishing should be better cause of it.

Fishing Report
Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 984,966 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped five feet this week and is currently at 940 ft. above sea level and 145 ft. from full. The water is slightly stained with some areas forming mud lines. The average water temperature is 62-68 degrees and rising daily. The boat launch ramps on the Glory Hole side have been moved back out to the end of the point which makes for a very short walk.

Bass: Good. The bass are in transition to and from shallow water. At this time of the year they are dawn to the shallows for the spawn. The lake level is falling at an exaggerated rate making the fish a bit leery. In the mornings and evening the bass have been moving closer to the shoreline to feed. Throughout the day try fishing main lake points near deeper water. The water is warming a bit each week and there has been a pretty decent reaction bite. Try using spinner baits, crank baits, and jerk baits to catch the more aggressive fish. Then slow down and fish a jig, Carolina rig, or Senko to catch fish that aren't willing to chase.


Andrew Beard caught a nice 6-pound bass on a pumpkin Senko rigged Texas style near Glory Hole.

Trout: Slow. The trout has been tough and very few fish are being caught. The lake level is dropping and the water temperature is warming. This will push the trout from the shallows out to deeper/cooler water. Try to find areas with clearer water that are protected from the wind and have deep water access. Bank fishing has been tough with most of the trout moving away from the shoreline. If you do choose to fish for trout from the shore, try fishing near Glory Hole Point and near the 49-bridge because the main river channel and cooler water is close. For bait try nightcrawlers, or chartreuse or rainbow garlic scented Power Bait. Trolling anglers have been catching a few fish while trolling over deep water on the main lake. To target these fish try using downriggers or leadcore line, 30-60' deep over 150-200' of water. The fish are relating to the old river channel and deep water. They will be in cooler water areas during the hotter summer months. Brighter colored baits have been working best. Orange, chartreuse and firetiger will work for browns and rainbows. When fishing the main lake and deep water it is a good idea to have a couple lines out that are targeting brown trout. There have been many really nice browns caught and released in the last few weeks. Try rolling shad or trolling large jointed plugs or swim baits. A good area for browns is out in front of the dam/spillway area or between the bridges. It is also a good idea to add plenty of scent and remember to reapply throughout the day. We do encourage catch and release for the brown trout as The Department of Fish and Game will no longer be planting them. Carefully measure, weigh and photograph trophy fish and send us pictures and information.


Keith Misclone of Atwater caught four chunky kokanee while trolling near Rose Island.

Kokanee: Fair. The fish are starting to school up making them easier to find and catch. We have had reports of multiple limits being caught. Some of the kokanee seem to be a decent size for this time of the year, and they have months left to grow. Pink is always a great color for dodgers and baits, with orange and green producing fish as well. It is a good idea to troll various sizes, colors, baits and blade combinations. The fish will favor certain rigs, and it can be a process of elimination to find what appeals to them throughout the day. Be sure to tip your baits with dyed and scented corn or Gulp Maggots. Also apply scent to you blades and lures, and continue to reapply multiple times on each outing. Garlic, carp spit, kokanne special, and bloody tuna are all good flavors to use.


Bob James of Murphys caught a nice limit of kokanee trolling Glitter Bugs pink micro hoochies on the main lake.


Blake Osgood and his father and friend (not pictured) caught six kokanee near Coyote Creek using pink hoochies and copper blades.

Catfish: Fair. The big cats should be up and eager to feed in preparation for the spawn. The water temperature is getting warmer each day which will encourage the cats to move shallow. Try using frozen shad or a ball of crawlers to target these fish. Catfish are drawn to bait by scent so it is a good idea to add additional scent to your bait.
Glory Hole Sports Big Fish of the Week Contest goes to Doug Chew, and Luke and William Lum. They landed a massive 13-pound catfish while fishing with a white and chartreuse spinner bait.

Crappie: Fair. The crappie bite is getting better each week and we are hearing of more being caught each day. We expect a fairly good bite this spring due to the lower water levels and the amount of standing timber. Try fishing with mini jigs and grubs under a slip-float. Also, a great way to catch them is with live minnows. The crappie that are being caught are chunky 1-2 pound slabs.


Please practice catch and release during the spring months. The fish are full of eggs in preparation for the spawn. Take photos and carefully release the fish back into to the lake to maintain a healthy fish population for generations to come.
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Ebbetts Pass Veteran's Memorial Dedication May 26 in Murphys

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/23/2014 09:30 AM
Murphys, CA ... The Ebbetts Pass Veteran’s Memorial District (EPVMD) in partnership with John & Gail Kautz & Family of Ironstone Vineyard invite you to the "Dedication of New Expansion to Veteran’s Memorial & Unveiling of 7’ Bronze Statue" event on Monday, May 26, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will be at the EPVMD Creekside Memorial, Algiers Street, Murphys, CA The band strikes up at 10 am. with by the dedication ceremony followed with lunch and fellowship.

Lunch is free for all Veterans $10 Donation for Guests

A Memorable Day for Americans to Celebrate Freedom
Musical Entertainment, Flags, Guest Speakers, WWII Era Movies



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Are You Ready For The Relay For Life?

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2014 10:14 PM

A Rocky Morning For Driver Near Rocky Road

Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/22/2014 04:04 PM
San Andreas, CA....Crews from the San Andreas Fire Department and CHP Offices worked what was luckily a non-injury accident on Mountain Ranch Road near Rocky Road. An elderly gentleman and his dog took a ride off the roadway in his pickup and overturned in the creek. Other than being shaken up the major damage appeared to be with the probably totaled truck....



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Traffic Update...Accident on Rail Road Flat Road

Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/22/2014 03:30 PM
Rail Road Flat, CA...Crews are working an accident on Rail Road Flat Road & Swiss Flat Road. An ambulance was dispatched and please use caution in the area....



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Area Officers Recognized For Their Efforts To Reduce Impaired Driving

Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/22/2014 03:12 PM
Sonora, CA....Local Law Enforcement officers were recognized for their diligent efforts within Tuolumne County of Keeping the motoring public safe from impaired drivers. The following officers assigned to the California Highway Patrol, Sonora Area were recognized: Officer Josh Mahaney, Officer Steve Warzee, Officer Steve Machado and Officer Michael Huddleston. The Sonora Police Department, Officer Jonathan Ma, was also recognized for his efforts...

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Calaveras County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden Open on Saturday, May 24

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 02:37 PM
San Andreas, CA ... The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden will be open on Saturday, May 24th from 10AM – 2PM. Plants will be offered for sale, including some favorite water-wise selections, from 10AM – 12PM. The Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.

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Murphys Native Daughters of the Golden West Honor Two

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 02:28 PM
Murphys, CA ... The Parlor No 46 Murphys Native Daughters of the Golden West have honored two outstanding women of Calaveras County. Virginia Tremaine and Delida Lagomarsino were presented with flowers and awards for the Ruby Parlor No 46 Murphys NDGW Calaveras Woman’s Award 2014 at the Annual Fashion Show and luncheon in April. Local ladies modeled CAbi fashions (Carol Anderson by Invitation) with Wendy Cookson narrating. A wonderful lunch was prepared and served by Mary Kingshill for sixty-five women. This event was a lovely start to the activities planned for 2014 for Ruby Parlor No 46 Murphys NDGW, who will be celebrating 125 years of continuous service to Calaveras County on December 14, 2014.

Left to right, Virginia Tremaine and Delida Lagomarsino.
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Calaveras County Arts Council 17th Annual High School Art Show

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 02:08 PM
San Andeas, CA ... The Calaveras County Arts Council announced “Silenced” by Mikayla Kunesh of Bret Harte High School as the winner of Best of Show in the 17th Annual High School Art Show. “Silenced” can be viewed at Gallery Calaveras, 22 Main Street, San Andreas, CA.


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Knights of Columbus Amador County Council 1849, Annual Tootsie Roll Drive

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 01:59 PM
Amador County, CA ... The Knights of Columbus Amador County Council 1849, held its annual Tootsie Roll Drive (officially known as the Intellectual Disabilities Fundraiser), at several locations in Amador County during October of 2013. This drive, coordinated through the Columbian Charities, is identified to direct funds to the organization responsible for educating local citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each year the Amador Knights have designated, The Arc of Amador and Calaveras, as the recipient of these donations. This year, through the generosity of all Amador County citizens, The Arc received $2,505.96. “Thank you all for your generosity and continued support of this charity. We are helping people to reach their stars” Mark Koenig with the Knights of Columbus Amador County Council 1849.

L to R: Charlie Esola, Ed Reno, John Bowling, Shawnna Molina, Mark Koenig, Sheridan Smith

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Sonora Regional Medical Center Names MAKOplasty® Robot

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 01:20 PM
Sonora, CA ...The Center for Joint Replacement and its panel of orthopedic surgeons have selected the name MaRIO as the winning entry for the MAKOplasty® robot. Sonora Regional Medical Center employee Poline King submitted the winning name. The assembly of surgeons received over 170 suggestions over the course of five weeks. The name is based on the highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system, RIO®, used to perform MAKOplasty® procedures. The RIO® system enables the surgeon to complete a patient specific pre-surgical plan using a CT scan of the patient’s knee. During the procedure, the system creates a three-dimensional, virtual view of the patient’s bone surface and correlates the image to the pre-programmed surgical plan. As the surgeon uses the robotic arm, the RIO® system provides tactile, auditory and visual feedback, limiting the bone preparation to just the diseased areas. This process helps preserve more of the patient’s knee while providing optimal positioning of the implant.


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Outdoor Writers Association of California Enjoy a Tuolumne County “Sampler”

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 01:01 PM
Sonora, CA ... From April 27 through April 29, 2014, the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau will host 50 OWAC members, associate members and guests to give them a sample of the great outdoor venues Tuolumne County has to offer. For three days, members of the Outdoor Writers Association of California, known as OWAC, converge in Sonora for their Annual Spring Awards Conference, where members recognize their peers for the finest outdoor writing, broadcasting and media videography and programming. The Awards Banquet will be held at the Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel and Conference Center where Gianelli Vineyards will showcase their wines and Indigeny Reserve will serve up their signature hard cider .


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Sonora Regional Medical Center to Offer Safe Sitter Classes in May

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 12:42 PM
Sonora, CA ... Sonora Regional Medical Center is a registered Safe Sitter teaching site and is offering Safe Sitter classes to teach students about emergency, safety and basic childcare skills. The class will take place on Sunday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at the Medical Center. The comprehensive babysitting program is for adolescents 11 years and older. This nationally recognized program was started by Dr. Patricia Keener, board-certified pediatrician. Students who complete the program will gain confidence and learn how to prevent injuries and problem behavior. Students will receive a completion card after passing a written test.
Cost is $55, which includes materials and snacks. Class size is limited to 12 students. For more information please call 536-3727 or email Amy.Rolston@ah.org
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4th Annual ‘Hot Copper Car Show’ Rolls into Copperopolis Saturday, May 3

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 12:30 PM
(Copperopolis, CA ... Copperopolis Town Square – the events, shopping and entertainment gathering place in Calaveras County – will host the 14th annual “Hot Copper Car Show” on Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brought to you by the Lake Tulloch Lions Club and sponsored by Castle and Cooke, it will feature food and drink from area vendors, music, raffles and more. Hundreds of hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles will be on display throughout the day. Admission is free. Registration is now open for car owners and vendor spaces; please call Ron Massei at 209.785.4288 or Ken Osteen at 209.785.8932. Registration forms may also be downloaded at www.hotcoppercarshow.com. Car-owner and vendor registration costs $30 before April 25; day-of-show registration is $35. Dash plaques will be offered to the first 150 car registrants.


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Hospice Thrift Shop

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 11:57 AM
Angels Camp, CA ...The Calaveras Hospice Thrift Store is open seven days a week. It is located at 570 Main St. Angels Camp, CA.

Caltrans and CHP Traffic Information

Posted by: Andy_Johnson on 04/22/2014 09:52 AM
Sacramento, CA ...Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 09:58 am Caltrans reports State Route 4 is closed from .5 miles east of junction of SR 207 Mt. Reba turnoff to the junction of State Route 89/Ebbetts Pass due to snow.

Bishop, CA ... CHP office reports the following:

7:15 AM 8 [9] SR108 (SONORA PASS) - CLOSED DUE TO SNOW
7:14 AM 7 [8] SR89 (MONITOR PASS) CLOSED DUE TO SNOW
7:14 AM 6 [7] SR120W (TIOGA) WINTER CLOSURE AT THE GATE
7:13 AM 5 [6] SR203 (MAMMOTH MNT INN) - WINTER CLOSURE
7:12 AM 4 [5] SR168W IS OPEN
7:12 AM 3 [4] SR270 IS OPEN
6:32 AM 2 [2] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from INFO-Information to CLOSURE of a Road by CHP
6:31 AM 1 [1] SR89 (MONITOR PASS) - CLOSED DUE TO SNOW SR108 (SONORA PASS) - CLOSED DUE TO SNOW SR120W (TIOGA PASS) -

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2014 08:51 AM
San Andreas, CA....Calaveras County's Fab Five are back in action today with a full agenda. Some of the items: Adopt a Resolution proclaiming May 15 – 18, 2014 as the weekend celebration of the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee, Adopt a Resolution proclaiming April 2014 as National County Government Month in Calaveras County, Adopt a Resolution Approving an Application for Funding from the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Off Highway Vehicle Grant for the Period of August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015, Delegate authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director to approve a MOU between Calaveras County Public Health Services and Mark Twain Medical Center to support effective communication and coordination of healthcare activities in Calaveras County during all phases of emergency response... The full agenda is enclosed....

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1st Impressions Dentistry Grand Opening, Friday, April 25th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2014 08:42 AM
Angels Camp: -- 1st Impressions Dentistry, a full-service general dentistry office, will hold its grand opening celebration on Friday, April 25, from 3 to 7 pm, at its new location in the Mark Twain Center, 386 North Main Street in Angels Camp. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 3 pm and will be led by a member of the Angels Camp City Council. “This new 3,000 square foot office will allow for expansion as the practice grows,” says owner Dr Shannon Russell. “We have room for another one or two partners and more technical staff, which would allow us to be open six days a week and into the evening. That’s my vision.”

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Taste of Calaveras April 27 From 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2014 09:15 AM
Angels Camp, CA...“TASTE OF CALAVERAS” April 27, 2014 12:00 – 4:00 CAMPS Restaurant, Angels Camp The Angels Camp Business Association invites you to join in our eighth Annual “A Taste of Calaveras”. This event is a celebration of wine, food, art and culture of Calaveras County showcasing only Calaveras businesses and products. Featuring vintages from Calaveras wineries and foods from Calaveras restaurateurs. Calaveras artists will be attending with a special art show along with a premium live and silent auctions featuring Calaveras Experiences and Calaveras products. During the day, there will be local entertainers and demonstrations....

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Make Plans Now To Party With Michael Oliveira At Irish Vineyards

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/11/2014 10:59 PM
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Mike Borean For Calaveras County Supervisor District Three

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/11/2014 03:21 PM
Hathaway Pines, CA...My family moved to Arnold in the 60’s. I attended Hazel Fisher Elementary School before moving on to Bret Harte High School, class of 1975. I attended Delta College in Stockton before transferring to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Resources. I was able to put myself through college by working as a Seasonal Firefighter for Cal Fire in Arnold, San Andreas, and Paso Robles....

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John Trifilo For Superior Court Judge Dept. Two

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/07/2014 03:13 PM
Calaveras County, CA...John Trifilo was born and raised in San Jose, CA. He attended San Jose State College in the 60's, and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1970. John then spent time training in Fort Knox, Kentucky for the Army National Guard. After returning to California, John was accepted to the University of San Francisco Law School in 1971. He graduated three years later in the top 25% of his class. He passed his first bar exam and was admitted to the practice of law in 1974...


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Tim Healy For Judge 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2014 06:00 PM
Calaveras County, CA...My name is Tim Healy and I’m running for Superior Court Judge Department 2. I am the only candidate for Department 2 who as a Criminal Prosecutor has dedicated his professional career to public safety, victims’ rights and seeking justice for all. Married to my best friend Rachel, we are raising our children here in Calaveras. I have lived here for over 11 years, and my wife over 23. An avid sportsman, I am active in Cub Scouts, a coach for Calaveras Youth Football and Friends of Calaveras County Fair. My children have also been involved in Girl-Scouts, soft-ball, soccer, wrestling, baseball and CSTARS theatre. I have a very real and vested interest in the future success of Calaveras County....



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Dana Pfeil For Superior Court Judge Department One

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2014 09:58 AM
Calaveras County, CA...My name is Dana Pfeil and I am running for Superior Court Judge Department One. Department One handles all criminal cases in Calaveras County. As a prosecutor with over a decade of experience advocating for justice on behalf of the People of the State of California, I have the practical and legal experience it takes to deliver justice as your next Superior Court Judge....


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Re-Elect Supervisor Merita Callaway

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2014 09:38 AM
Calaveras County, CA...“Since moving to Calaveras County 27 years ago, I have felt a part of the community due to the people. I was welcomed by my co-workers at PG&E, the parents at my daughter’s after school program, and the business community. Whether it is taking kids to jump frogs at the County Fair, volunteering at the community Christmas dinner or when I served as President of the Calaveras Chamber of Commerce, I am committed to serving you, my family, friends, neighbors and residents of District 3.”....


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Past 40 Local News
  1. Judge Hugh K. Swift For Superior Court Judge
  2. Grant Barrett For Superior Court Judge
  3. Winter Returns Bringing Welcome Precipitation
  4. Woman's Handgun Clinic Being Offered Free of Charge By Angels Gun Club
  5. FAA Announces First UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Test Site Operational
  6. Calaveras Sherrif's Logs For April 17-21, 2014
  7. Sonora Pass is Closed at Kennedy Meadows
  8. Art in Action At Michelson School May 1st and 2nd
  9. Two Inmates Who Walked Away From Mule Creek State Prison Minimum Support Facility Apprehended.
  10. “Peter and the Wolf” Headlines Studio 4 Dance Theater’s Spring Showcase, May 2-3, 2014 in Angels Camp
  11. Traffic Update...Cow In Roadway On Hwy 49 Near Carson Hill
  12. San Diego's Meb Keflezighi Wins Boston Marathon
  13. CCWD Fly In Acres Assessment District Construction To Begin
  14. Sixteen Fellow Judges Endorse Hugh K. Swift's Election
  15. Columbia Woman's Eyebrow Completely Bitten Off, Stabbings and More in Alcohol Fueled Melee On Yankee Hill
  16. 46th Annual Calaveras County Spelling Championship
  17. Fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Gavin Brummund Memorial Tree Replacement Ceremony
  18. 49er Motors Service Center Grand Opening Sale
  19. Kent Snyder of Mokelumne Hill. 1940 - 2014 (Updated....Service Location at San Andreas Memorial Chapel)
  20. Sheriff Gary Kuntz "Why I’m Running For Re-Election
  21. In 2014, California State Parks turns 150 years old!
  22. Frog's Wild Ride Rolls Out Another Perfect Foothill Day
  23. PATV Schedule for the Week of April 18 - 24, 2013
  24. Caltrans Promotes Biking & Walking Projects
  25. Calaveras Unified School District Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, April 22
  26. Valley Springs Area Business Association Mixer Wednesday April 23rd
  27. Valley Springs Area Business Association Sponsors Supervisors, Judges & Sheriffs Candidates Forum May 12
  28. Hwy 4 Ebbetts Pass Opening Day Videos From Sandi Pearce
  29. Valley Springs Pulic Utility District Meeting
  30. Calaveras High School Earth Club Ecycling Fundraiser May 31
  31. Physicians for Social Responsibility High School Scholarship Essay Contest Finalists
  32. Jay Joseph Genovese September 21, 1952 - April 13, 2014.
  33. Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Scholarship Golf Tournament
  34. Central Sierra Connect Broadband Consortium 2014 Regional Broadband Summit on Thursday, April 24th at the Black Oak Casino
  35. Stanislaus National Forest Receivs 5,000 for Rim Fire Infrastructure
  36. Sheriff Gary Kuntz Campaign Golf Tournament
  37. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials April 16 - 23, 2014
  38. Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
  39. Warm Smiles & A Free Coffee with Every Fill Up At Angels Trading Post!
  40. The Easter Bunny Is Alive, Well & Delivering Flowers

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Calaveras County Fair & Frog Jumping Jubilee May 15-18, 2014

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3 Americans killed by guard at Afghanistan hospital- Chicago doctor killed was training residents
Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind- Standardized test opponents, school reach deal
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Yankees' Pineda suspended for pine tar incident
Cliven Bundy under fire for racial comments
Several injuries in Calif. school bus crash
Feds move to ban e-cigarette sales to minors
2 suspects in custody after shelter-in-place ordered at Naval Base Point Loma
Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange
Connecticut lawmakers consider banning day care from serving whole, 2 percent milk
STARNES: Student claims community college rejected application because of Christian faith- Bible verse removed from school gym, team website
Current Lake Superior ice cover is nearly 20 times more than last year
Report: Despite UN Security Council demands, Syria humanitarian plight worse than ever
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'X-Men' director calls sex abuse lawsuit a shakedown
Ex-DHS watchdog placed on leave after probe says he altered reports

Mark Phillips the GM of The Bear Valley Lodge 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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