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CHP San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 05:55 PM
San Andreas, CA....The leading cause of death for Americans 15-20 years old is motor vehicle collisions, (According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the CHP’s goal is to reduce the death rate among teenagers as the result of these collisions. In order to address this alarming trend, the CHP developed a program called Start Smart. Start Smart is aimed at helping newly licensed and future licensed teenage drivers understand the critical responsibilities of driving and to understand that accidents do happen, but collisions are 100 percent preventable. ...
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Traffic Update.....Accident on Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2014 04:15 PM
San Andreas , CA...Crews are working a second vehicle accident on Hwy 49. This one just south of San Andreas. Let's be careful out there...

Traffic Update....Vehicle Accident On Mountain Ranch Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2014 03:58 PM
San Andreas, CA....Crews are working a vehicle accident on Hwy 49 and Mountain Ranch Road. Calaveras County Sheriffs Office says there are three vehicles involved....
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Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident Near Hwy 12 & 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2014 03:49 PM
Valley Springs, CA....Crews are working a non-injury accident near the Chinese Restaurant. Involved is a Blue Mountain Transit Van and a sedan. Please use caution in the area....
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In Loving Memory of John Vincent Vierra, 1923~2014

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 03:18 PM
Sonora, CA...John Vierra died unexpectedly on August 23, 2014, at the Avalon Care Center in Sonora. He was 91 years old. John was born in Oakland, California to John and Mary Vierra, almond ranchers, living in Oakley, California. He was a graduate of Liberty High School in Brentwood, California and served in the Air Force during World War II....
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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week August 26th through September 5th

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 02:16 PM
Murphys, CA...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....
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Save The Date for Calaveras Live!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 02:10 PM
Murphys, CA....

Make Plans To Attend The CFLC Yard Sale!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2014 02:01 PM

September Open Garden in San Andreas!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 12:46 PM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden will be open on Saturday, September 27 from 10AM – 2PM. The plant sale this month will feature trees and shrubs. The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. ...
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Copper Concerts Series Returns to Copperopolis Town Square ...Outdoor Performances Showcased Every Saturday Night in September!.

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 12:34 PM
Copperopolis, CA... Copperopolis Town Square – the events, shopping and entertainment gathering place in Calaveras County – will host the Copper Concerts series beginning Sept. 6th and continuing every Saturday through Sept. 27th. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. near the intersection of Town Square Road and Little John Road. Admission to each concert is free. The following acts headline the series...
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Mother Lode Friends of Music Calendar of Concerts and Events, 2014-2015

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 12:29 PM
Please find below the Calendar of Concerts and Events of the Mother Lode Friends of Music for the 2014-2015 season. You will readily see that we have a superb year of music planned for your listening pleasure and hope that you can join us at one or more of our events....
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The 22nd Annual Bear Valley Triathlon: A High Sierra Labor Day Weekend Tradition!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 12:23 PM
Bear Valley, CA...The picturesque setting of Alpine County, California is the location of the exciting 22nd annual Bear Valley Triathlon. The popular central Sierra Labor Day Weekend tradition will be held on Sunday morning, August 31 (day before Labor Day Monday), at Bear Lake, in Bear Valley Village....
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Added Attraction at Hoedown for Habitat

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 11:54 AM
Murphys, CA...Habitat for Humanity Calaveras will be celebrating its 10th annual “Hoedown for Habitat” in Murphys Park on Saturday, September 13th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM. This popular event includes a BBQ dinner with great condiments, plus an array of delicious desserts, a no-host wine and beer bar, live dance music by Crystal Image, the strolling Fiddle Gang, a raffle, and a silent auction....
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 11:38 AM
Tuolumne County, CA...September is National Suicide Prevention Month and local suicide prevention groups will be raising awareness through events and suicide prevention campaigns. On September 2nd, The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors will be asked to make a proclamation recognizing September 8 – 14, 2014 as Suicide Prevention Week....
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American Red Cross Urges Preparedness in Wake of Napa Earthquake

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 11:25 AM
Sacramento, CA...In the early morning of August 24, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled through Napa County and surrounding areas, causing injuries, damaging homes, business and utilities, and delivering a jarring wake-up call to Californians reminding us of our earthquake risks. “In California, the risk of earthquakes is always present so it is critical that we understand how to be prepared for when – not if – the next quake will strike,” said Kathleen Weis, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross Capital Region. “While the Capital Region may not be known as an earthquake hot spot, earthquake safety and preparedness is a necessity for all Californians.”...
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8th Annual Ebbetts Scenic Celebration Coming up on September 6th!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/26/2014 10:57 AM
The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association (EPSBA) will be hosting their 8th Annual Scenic Celebration on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 from noon until 7pm.  We invite all of you to “Come Play on the Pass” with us and enjoy one of the last free, outdoor, live music events of the year. The centerpiece of our celebration will again be our day long, live music event in Hermit Valley which we affectionately refer to as “Hermitfest” but visitors should definitely make a weekend of it and spend some time checking out the entire Scenic Byway from Arnold to Markleevile....

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Missing Person Saw Mill Flat Road, Columbia

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2014 08:37 AM
Columbia, CA...The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating, Kathy Fiore. Fiore is a 63 (sixty three) year old, female, who left a residence in the 22000 block of Saw Mill Flat Road on Monday, 8/25/14 around 1115 A.M. Fiore is 5’3” tall and weighs approx.. 158 pounds. She has short to collar length blondish gray hair, and was last seen wearing a light blue sun dress, dark sweatshirt tied around her waist, and carrying a walking cane. Fiore left on foot and walks with the help of a cane. ( No Picture is available at this time) ...
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The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Are Back In Action Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2014 07:25 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are back in action today. The full agenda is enclosed....

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Department Tests New Program To Reduce Non-Emergency 9-1-1 Calls

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/26/2014 07:13 AM
San Andreas, Calif. – The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to begin a pilot public education campaign aimed at reducing the number of non-emergency 9-1-1 calls placed to the 9-1-1 system. “We want callers to know that 9-1-1 is about saving lives,” said Public Safety Communications Assistant Director Karen Wong. “Excessive calls to 9-1-1 for non-emergencies can tie up the phone lines, slow response times, and can make the difference between life and death. The purpose of the California 9-1-1 Branch Education and Awareness Pilot Program is to educate the public on the use of 9-1-1 and about what constitutes a real emergency. This could help to reduce the number of non-emergency calls.”

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Meet the Girls … American Heritage Girls! First AHG Troop Comes To Arnold

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/25/2014 12:29 PM
Arnold, CA....Arnold families have discovered a new extra-curricular organization for their daughters called American Heritage Girls (AHG). AHG is a faith-based character development program for girls’ ages 5 – 18 dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, chartered at Big Trees Community Bible Church, located in Arnold at1216 Blagen Road. Founded in 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio, AHG has grown from ten troops and 10ommunity and country....

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Meet The New Mark Twain Medical Center Physicians On August 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/22/2014 12:56 PM

Save Money And Help Calaveras County Close Their Budget Gap This Saturday

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2014 05:35 PM

Marysville Couple Injured in Copperopolis Accident

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/25/2014 12:48 PM
Copperopolis, CA...A Marysville couple was injured in an accident Sunday afternoon on Copper Grade Road. Jerry Moeckli of Marysville was driving a Ford pickup towing a camp trailer at a rate of 50mph when it began to fishtail on the downhill segment of the Copper Grade...
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A Tour Of The Calaveras County Water District~By Dennis Dooley

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/25/2014 12:38 PM
Calaveras County, CA....Please come with me on a tour of the Calaveras County Water District system. The information I am about to share with you is accurate to the best of my knowledge however, these statements are mine alone as one of the five CCWD directors, and I do not presume to speak for the district officially. I will start by taking you to all on a tour of the major district facilities that cover all four corners of Calaveras County. It would be nearly impossible to visit all these facilities in only two days. We will start this tour from the district headquarters at 120 Toma Court in San Andreas.....

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Alpine County Festival Celebrates Fall Colors

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/25/2014 11:58 AM
Alpine County, CA....Enjoy spectacular fall colors in scenic Alpine County on September 25-27 at the Alpine Aspen Festival hosted by the Alpine Watershed Group. This event will feature music at the Markleeville Library Park, Markleeville, CA, and an all-time favorite Dutch Oven Cooking class for those wanting to experience cowboy cuisine. Festival activities will include nature and ecology hikes, historic.....

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Local Winery Feels Impact After Napa’s Earthquake Four Winds Cellars Takes Stock

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 08/25/2014 11:30 AM
Murphys, CA....On Sunday, August 24th at 7am, local winery owner David Webster received a frantic call from his business partner and winemaker John Gibson. “Napa was hit with an earthquake this morning,” John exclaimed. “I’m at our warehouse. Everything is on the floor. It’s a complete mess.”...
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Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident On Hwy 12 Near Double Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2014 07:18 AM
San Andreas, CA...A Ford and a Kia have gotten into it on Hwy 12 near Double Springs Road. It is still unknown the extent of the injuries, (hopefully none) at this time. Please use caution in the area....
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Traffic Stop Leads To DUI, Drug & Explosive Charges For Sunnyvale Man

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2014 06:55 AM
Sonora, CA...On August 22, 2014 at approximately 8:20pm, CHP Officer Mahaney stopped Michael Kevin Kline from Sunnyvale, CA for a vehicle code violation. Officer Mahaney noticed Mr. Kline displayed symptoms of impairment and conducted a DUI investigation and subsequently placed Mr. Kline under arrest for DUI. During the investigation Officer Mahaney located a homemade explosive device inside Mr. Kline's vehicle....

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49er Motors Is Your Complete, Local, Full Service Dealership

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/18/2014 09:06 AM Founder Kim Hamilton Rejoins Company

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/25/2014 12:03 AM
Arnold, would like to welcome back one of our founders. Kim Hamilton is rejoining the company as of today. From 2005-2011 she was a daily and sometimes hourly presence on the site with her posts and updates. She returns more qualified, seasoned and ready to help our advertisers and the business move forward. For the last three years she has worked as an early team member for a web design, social media and marketing firm. She has also been a key marketing team member for an entertainment venue in the Reno/Tahoe market. She understands the intricacies and best practices covering and promoting vacation centric communities...

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  1. Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency for South Napa Earthquake
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  4. Fire Update...Home, Vehicle & Two Acres Of Vegetation Destroyed On Murray Dale
  5. Stunning Gold Country Estate ~ Featured Property From Cedar Creek Realty
  6. Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
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  13. “Swinging on a Star” Golf Outing to Benefit Youth Mentoring Friday, September 12, 2014
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  16. Traffic Update...Accidents In Arnold & San Andreas
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  22. It's That Time of Year Again - Annual White Pines Raffle Tickets Are Here!
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  24. Caltrans District 10 Weekly Road Report For The Week of 8/24/14 Through 8/30/14
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