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Thursday, Jul 24
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday, Jul 25
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
07:00 PM Music at Tortuga's
Saturday, Jul 26
12:30 PM Guided Hike, Big Trees State Park - 209-795-3840
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
07:00 PM Music at Tortuga's
Sunday, Jul 27
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
12:00 PM Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ
12:00 PM Backyard Blues & Barbeque at The Historic Hotel Leger - Every Sunday
Monday, Jul 28
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Jul 29
05:00 PM Angels Camp Weight Watchers
Wednesday, Jul 30
10:00 AM Protecting Yourself and Seniors from Identity Theft, Scams and Elder Abuse
05:30 PM Spaghetti Western Dinner and Movie, Mokelumne Hill - 209-286-1401
06:00 PM Calaveras Arts Council's Music In The Parks
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous

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Annual Period to Appeal Property Tax Bills is Underway

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 03:48 PM
Sacramento, Ca – California taxpayers who disagree with local assessors’ valuation of their property can contact the local assessor’s office to discuss the assessment or appeal their property tax bills. “Thanks to Proposition 13, property taxes remain predictable and reasonable for California homeowners,” said Board of Equalization Member George Runner. “Even so, taxpayers should carefully review their bills and know they have the right to challenge any mistakes.” The window to file an appeal varies by county, and ends either Sept. 15 or Dec. 1, 2014. That process is only available to taxpayers who are challenging the assessed value of their property as of Jan. 1. Different appeal periods apply to taxpayers who are appealing an assessment after a property was sold, underwent new construction, or was damaged in a natural disaster or other calamity.
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Gerald James Marquez - January 3, 1955 -July 18, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 03:32 PM
Oakland Native and High School graduate of San Lorenzo. He is preceded in life by his loving parents Barcelona Marquez and Jessie M Cruz of Burson CA, Gerry is survived by his Loving Wife Penny Marquez, Adored Daughter Melissa Marquez & Husband Say Phengphanh, Treasured Grand children Kaiya Cruz & Kayleb Quez Phengphanh. Sibling Bobby Marquez, Gilbert Marquez, Jennie Rodriguez, many Nieces and nephews and close family friends. Although residing in the great foothills for 3O years, Gerr/s true spirit shines, brightest in the bay area. His favorite past time consisted of 49ER Games & San Francisco Giants Events. Adored by many and admired by all. He leaves us to join his fallen Siblings, Sunny Marquez, Eugene Marquez, and Marie Kelly. HE will forever be greatly missed by all the lives he touched.
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Blues and Bones this Saturday, July 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 03:07 PM
Angels Camp, CA....The Blues and Bones Festival s on July 26, 2014 and is located at the Calaveras County Fair Grounds in Angels Camp, CA, home to the Famous Jumping Frog Jubilee. If you like your food cooked slow & low, then step right up and order some of our BBQ. The folks selling you your 'Q at this years Blue and Bones festival are competing for prizes and championship status in our contest, so you know you're getting the best of the west! The Calaveras County Foothills will be echoing from the sounds of live music on two stages, Featuring some of the areas Hottest Blues Bands including Shane Dwight...
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Murphys Homecoming...A Celebration Of Heritage, Community & Of Course Picking The Fastest Duck

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 02:46 PM
Murphys, CA...The gem that is the Murphys Community Park played host to the Murphys Homecoming Celebration last Saturday that featured Music by the Calaveras Community Band, Great Food that was even complimentary if you were a longtime community member and the Annual Duck Races that were this year under the auspices of Calaveras Youth Mentoring....

Lots Of Photos Above And Video Below....

Racing Duck Video In HD
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Give Your Kids Your Honey-Do List this Summer!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 02:09 PM
Calaveras, CA...It's hard to believe that summer vacation is past it's halfway point and school will be starting in just a few weeks. There are still so many things we haven't done on our Things-To-Do-This-Summer list! And it's not just weekend getaways, but those little home improvement projects that we swore we would finally get to this summer. With your kids on summer vacation, you have plenty of helpers to get through your home improvement projects in no time. I'm sure by now you've heard "Mom, I'm bored" at least a few times. Even though there is an abundance of toys, video games and family pets to occupy their time. Oh, and there is also that place called "outside" where they could go play, but you know how that goes. So, for the kid with "nothing" to do...hand them a paint brush and get creative!

Painting kids
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This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – PANSY!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 12:49 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Angels Camp, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49). Pansy will be there, along with several other kittens. Don't forget we will also have kitties at our Arnold location each week. There will be a whooping number of kittens available at our Arnold Adoption Center this week, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market. Both adoption centers are open Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Don't miss out. Kitten season has peaked and we have many kittens who are in need of safe, loving homes!

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Thank you Amador and Calaveras County Employers for Supporting The Arc

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 12:11 PM
Amador and Calaveras County, Ca...The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is a non-profit, grass roots organization who works with intellectually and developmentally disabled adults. One of the areas we support our consumers in is supported employment. Currently we have 40 individuals working in the community at a variety of businesses throughout Amador and Calaveras Counties. They are hired through the business and receive minimum wage or above. Some of the perks of hiring someone through The Arc is that they are assigned a Job Coach, who helps them learn their job, at no cost to the employer. The job coach is always available throughout their employment term. We also pride ourselves on helping our folks develop a natural support system by building friendships with supervisors, co-workers and peers with similar jobs and needs. Of course the biggest reward is seeing how proud our folks are of their jobs; because of course where they work is the best place on earth. The Arc’s Supported Employment program could not be as successful if it was not for the businesses listed below. Without their willingness to hire, many people we support, may have never found the satisfaction and independence that comes from employment....
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BOE Adopts Regulation to Implement Partial Tax Exemption for Manufacturing and R&D Equipment

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 12:02 PM
Sacramento, Ca – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) adopted a regulation to implement the Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment Partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption during a public hearing on July 17, 2014. The regulation applies to equipment used primarily in manufacturing or research and development. This is part of the Governor’s Economic Development Initiative which provides tax exemptions and credits to qualified businesses to promote business expansion and job growth in California. Prior Board votes on this topic initiated the rulemaking process, and further clarified the Board’s view of the types of businesses and purchases that qualify for the exemption which took effect on July 1, 2014. The Board also adopted the assessment rolls for private rail cars and publicly owned private utilities, and heard a report on the Private Railroad Car Tax Rate that will be used to assess property taxes on private rail cars during the 2014-15 fiscal year.
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The Angels Camp RV and Camping Resort Is Perfect For Stays Short Or Long!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 11:52 AM
Angels Camp, CA....Enjoy the quiet of the countryside and peaceful atmosphere; relax and get away from it all at Angels Camp RV and Camping Resort Fun, family-friendly RV & Camping Resort, 82 sites in the heart of Gold Country. Quiet, secure campground centrally located near famous Calaveras wineries and home of the annual Frog Jumping Jubilee. Resort is close to exciting caverns, one with a zip-line, championship golf courses, great fishing at one of the largest lakes in the entire state (New Melones), amidst numerous scattered historical gold rush towns, Bear Valley, Big Trees National Park, near Yosemite National Park -- history galore --as well as a wide variety of other recreational and family activities. Check out the Events Calendar and Points of Interest...

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Patio Party Sale at Milliaire Winery

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 11:37 AM
Murphys, Ca...If you would like to attend this BBQ on our patio please call the Milliaire tasting room at 728-1658 or drop us an email at to secure your spot! As an added bonus, if you choose to buy some of our delicious wine the night of the BBQ you will receive a 30% discount! Space is limited so reserve your table now!

Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services During Their Summer Sale!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2014 09:49 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Time to order your new Mahindra Tractor from Joe's Services. During their Summer Sale take $2,000 - $3,000 OFF All Tractors plus FREE Delivery! Joe Thomas has over 28 years of experience performing overhauls and general maintenance on small to mid-size tractors. He provides the finest workmanship at a reasonable price. Joe's Services is a Mahindra authorized dealer.

Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through July 29th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 11:59 PM
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.

Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Do you know you can now text your deli orders to the stores? For Sierra Hills Market the number is 209-753-7115. For Angels Food Market the number is (209)-753-7331. Now that is easy!! Senior Days now Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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Bret Harte Cheerleaders Thank Community for Support

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/18/2014 08:55 PM
Angels Camp, Ca...The Bret Hart Cheerleaders would like to give a very BIG Special Thank you to: Ironstone Vineyards for providing us with an wonderful opportunity to fundraise during the 4th of July celebration…. The Fireworks were a PLUS!! - Savemart for their support, with a discount on products - Arnold Rental for donating the tables. And to all the participants and families who attended the event. Go Bull Frogs !!!!!!!


Is The Time Finally Right To Build Your Dream Home? Cedar Ridge Has Your Lots Ready! Video Interview With Jon Ellis

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2014 03:16 PM
Arnold, CA...Since 1990 Jon Ellis has had a dream of a great, upscale, custom home community on the beautiful 180 acre Cedar Ridge property. He and his wife Anne have kept pursuing this dream against what have at times been significant odds. Their patience, perseverance and faith have paid off. The property is a former Boy Scout Camp that at times played host to 10,000 young Scouts at a time. That has given way to wide, mostly level streets, underground utilities including electric, water, sewer & more. If you are looking for a mountain lot that is ready for your home these are ready and construction could begin within weeks....

Additional Photos And Map Enclosed. Video Interview Is Below

Jon Ellis Cedar Ridge Interview In HD
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Traffic Update...Vehicle Through Fence On Southworth

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 05:14 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Crews are working a vehicle vs pole or tree and through a fence. There are horses in the field and they are trying to contact owners. An Ambulance has been dispatched as well. Lets be careful out there....
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Child Rapist Robert Walker Sentenced To 27 Years To Life

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 03:53 PM
San Andreas, CA...On July 21, 2014, Robert Walker was sentenced to life in prison for raping a six year old child. Walker had been found guilty of this crime on June 11, 2014, following a five day jury trial in Calaveras Superior Court. The mandatory sentence for this crime is 25 years to life, but due to Walker’s criminal past, his sentence was increased to a term of 27 years to life in prison. Under current law, he will not be eligible for release on parole until he serves a minimum of 27 years behind bars...
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The San Andreas Rumble Rumbled Into The Government Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 02:26 PM
San Andreas, CA...The San Andreas Rumble Car Show & Swap Meet lured plenty of rolling art to the Government Center last Saturday. This is one of the signature events for the San Andreas Merchant's Association and it took advantage of the park like setting that is our Government Center. We tried to get a shot of every entrant....Enjoy..

Click For Over 60 Photos Above. The Vehicles Ranged From Rods, Customs To A Beautiful 1967, 427 Six Pack Corvette. Very Fast, Very Rare and Very Expensive....
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They Mingled Until They Tingled At Senders Last Thursday

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 12:00 PM
Valley Springs, CA....Senders in Valley Springs rolled out the red carpet with food, beverages, good cheer and more at the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce Mixer last Thursday. In addition to the business people the political class is awakening from a bit of a summer solstice and getting ready for a stretch run....

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Autozone Project Moves Forward In Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 11:03 AM
San Andreas, CA....In circumstances that were a bit complex the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors allowed the Autozone Project to move to the next phase with a 4-1 vote with Callaway voting against. There are existing approvals and entitlements on the 30 plus acre parcel that the property owner did not want to open back up to environmental and other reviews. The Autozone project adds an additional layer, in essence and is proposed to be built south of Senders on Hwy 26. Caltrans,, were the voices of opposition with Supervisor Edson the most vocal and eloquent voice for approval. Caltrans objected on grounds that in approving the county would not be following proper planning procedures. Supervisor Edson countered with a suggestion that that this portion of Hwy 26 become a county maintained road and remove Caltrans from the equation...

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Don't Miss Music In The Cave July 25th At Ironstone

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 10:38 AM

Art Show at Bear Valley Music Festival

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 07:05 PM
Bear Valley, Ca...The 23rd Annual Arts of Bear Valley Summer Show will be held at he Perry Walther Building (Next to the Bear Valley Music Festival Tent). Come on up and enjoy the music and an art show with over 23 participating artists. The show starts Friday, July 25th and runs through Sunday, August 10th, 2014. The Show will be open on all Concert Days, 11 AM through intermission of the nightly Music Show. Entry to the show is free. The Artwork is juried for quality and technique. This year our juror is well known Artist Barbara Conley. She will also select a "Best of Show" art piece. A reception for the public will be hosted by AOBV on Saturday, July 26th, from 5PM to 6:30PM, before the Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Concert. Most artists will be in attendance to greet you and answer any questions about their artwork. Hors d'oeuvres will be served...

Three Bears by Charlotte Mahood

Late Afternoon and is by Sarah Evans

Bear Valley and is by artist Susan King Enclosed is Sierra Gold II and is by Lori Sturdivant...
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Make Plans To Attend Singing In The Rain

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/12/2014 10:21 AM

Sabrina Julian Has Moved To Their New Offices On Main Street In Murphys

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/03/2014 04:30 PM
Murphys, CA....Sabrina Julian has moved to Murphys. Sabrina Julian has moved into their new offices on Main Street across from DEA Bath. If you need quality, local financial advice and services. Sabrina Julian is ready to serve...

2014 Vineyard Tour & BBQ - “The Grape to the Glass Tour” On July 25th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/27/2014 11:17 AM
Murphys, Ca....This year’s tour will involve discussions with the vineyard manager AND the winemakers at each vineyard to help our guests understand how a premium wine is created from the vineyard to the bottle and the important steps that need to occur along the way. It is our desire to show the importance of the relationship between the grower and ther winery and how their dialogue sets the stage for high-quality wine production. As usual, the Vineyard Tour is an educational program that allows wine industry members as well as the general public to visit many of the Calaveras vineyards which contribute to the rise of the impact of region on the wine-drinking world. At each stop there will be discussions about every aspect of vineyard operations that affect wine-quality and land stewardship with topics ranging  from pest management, irrigation, fertilization, cover-croping, canopy management and other cultural practices. A general wrap-up of the day will be given by our guest specialists at the evening BBQ. Our guest specialist, Glenn McGourty, is a seasoned expert in Organic and Biodynamic Winegrape production with a down-to-earth and practical approach to farming. Tour Specialist Lynn Wunderlich represents UCCE in the Central Sierra region and las worked tirelessly to help Foothill growers make their mark on the California wine map. The vineyard tour registration fee is $25/person and includes lunch. You may drive your own car or shuttle service is available for an additional $30 per person (limited to 24 passengers). Since we will be pouring tastings at several vineyards and due to restricted access to some vineyards, we strongly recommended everyone take the bus. If you will be following in your own car and plan to taste wine, please have a designated driver...
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The Angels-Murphys Rotary Murphys Park Shrimp Feed is Coming Up!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/20/2014 09:31 PM
Murphys, Ca...
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Hundreds Turn Out To Say Goodbye To Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen,

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 04:24 PM
Angels Camp - Copperopolis, CA....Last Wednesday the Angels Gun Club was filled with many from the community as they said Goodbye to Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen, 16, who passed away in his home on July 8, 2014. His friends and family can take comfort is that he was loved and will be missed by a great many in our small foothill communities...

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Country Cliff's....A Great Place To Eat In San Andreas

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 02:33 PM

Interested In Transportation Planing? The COG & Angels Camp Are Looking For You!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 01:59 PM

An opportunity to work: Community Support, How Local Businesses Support The Arc’s Work Crews

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 01:46 PM
Amador County, Ca....Work crews at the Arc are paid group work opportunities in the community. All workers earn minimum wage and gain the skills needed to prepare them for individual job placements within the community. Crew members are held to a high standard. They must arrive to work on time, come dressed in crew attire, follow directions and follow safety rules and regulation set forth by each company we work for. In the past work crews use to use two vans and two trailers for recycling crews during the summer months. This year we purchased a 2004 Dodge Ram truck, eliminating the use of two vans down to one truck. This has been great for day programs as now they have the use of all their vans for classes and outings. Not only did the purchase of the truck increase the opportunity for campus outings in both Amador and Calaveras, but it saves the Arc money on a weekly basis. “We’re very proud of the new work crew truck,” said Director of Supported Employment Ileshia Knigge. “It bring cost saving strategy, keeps our day program vans clean, and consumers are very proud of it, it was a great decision and I’m happy our Executive Director and Board of Directors supported the purchase.”...
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Foothill Conservancy Hosting Conservation Benefit Raft Trip August 10 on the American River

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 01:42 PM
Jackson, Ca...On Sunday, August 10, Foothill Conservancy will hold a special one-day Mokelumne River conservation benefit raft trip on the South Fork of the American River. The trip is made possible due to the generosity of O.A.R.S. of Angels Camp, Calaveras County's family-owned and operated rafting outfitter. All proceeds from the trip will benefit Foothill Conservancy's Mokelumne River conservation efforts, which include not only securing Wild and Scenic protection for the river, but salmon and steelhead restoration, smart water planning for our region's future, and much more. The cost for this all-day adventure is $100 per person, more than a 25 percent discount from the regular Sunday price. Children and youth are welcome, minimum age 7 years. This is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day with family and friends while helping to protect and restore the beautiful river in your own back yard!
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First Annual Rail Road Flat Fall Festival

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 01:23 PM
Rail Road Flat, Ca...Save the date of Saturday, September 13th2014, from 10:00am-6:00pm, for the first annual Rail Road Flat Fall Festival. This event is presented by The Friends of Rail Road Flat School, a non-profit group dedicated to enriching the lives of the students and community of Rail Road Flat. All proceeds directly benefit students at Rail Road Flat Elementary through the Enrichment Program, services, and outreach. The Free Admission Carnival will run from 10:00am – 5:00pm...
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Summer Storms Mean Beautiful and Powerful Displays of Nature

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 12:59 PM
Bear Valley and Lake Alpine, Ca... This past weekend, as many experienced, there were quite the summer storms occurring. While the rain was welcome, the lightning made everyone wary. However, for a couple of visitors to our beautiful area, the lightning made for a fantastic photo op. Ryan Schill, from Cupertino, captured an amazing lightning strike while staying at cabin in Bear Valley, and reported that the rain quickly put out the fire that the lightning started. Rachael Manners was staying in a cabin in Pacific Valley, and drove to Lake Alpine, where she was able to snap a few photos of the lightning storm above the mountains. Check out these beautiful photos by talented young photographers!


Beating the Heat in the Gold Country - Huffington Post "In The Gold Country" Feature

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 12:32 PM
Mokelumne Hill, Ca - The Hotel Leger, a few hours out of the Bay Area, hasn't changed all that much from the gold rush. And local bands in the bars on weekend are probably a tradition as old as the hotel. I have to admit, for those of us who live any reasonable distance off of Main Street, after awhile you learn to either enjoy it, wander over for a glass of wine to check it out, or on "open mike" night, put Pandora on your TV at home and turn it up a bit. It's okay. We support it around here. We love our old hotel. But on Sundays during the summer, between 1 and 4, we throw our windows open. Or work in the garden. Or wander over to the hotel for a pulled pork sandwich. Sunday afternoons are Blues and Barbecue at the hotel....
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Get Your Tickets Now For The 2014 Bear Valley Music Festival

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 12:04 PM

New Melones Spotted Bass Ruled World Record Fish

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 11:35 AM
Angels Camp, CA...New Melones Reservoir is the home of The World Record spotted bass. It is official Keith Bryan 10.48-pound spotted bass caught on February 22, 2014 is the New World Record. Congratulations Keith Bryan!

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Irish Vineyards Harvest Party Saturday, September 5, 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 11:12 AM
Vallecito, CA...This event features a tour through the vineyard, with a wine and appetizer paring for each varietal visited throughout the tour. Following this tasting, guests will enjoy a harvest-style feast! Cost per person is $25.00. Call to reserve your place at this wonderful event!

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Protecting Yourself and Seniors from Identity Theft, Scams and Elder Abuse

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/22/2014 10:58 AM
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Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne All Take Gold At State Fair

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 10:07 AM
Sacramento, CA...Glenn County has won Best of Show for their county exhibit. The Salvagno family, celebrated their 11th anniversary of building Glenn County’s exhibit at the California State Fair. Although they have won Silver and Gold awards in the past, Glenn County has won the Best of Show Award for the second consecutive year. Member of the Salvagno family and designer of the exhibit, Terrie Barr, was near tears as she accepted the Golden Bear trophy on behalf of the county....

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The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Are Back In Action Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2014 08:05 AM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are back in action today at the Government Center. The full meeting agenda is enclosed...
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Have You Seen Missing Camille Withuhn (She Has Been Found Safe & Sound)

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2014 07:30 PM
Arnold, CA....(Her mother wishes to thank everyone for their concern and efforts. She has been found safe and sound!) My daughter Camille Withuhn was last seen at Golden Pines Camp Ground near Arnold CA, on 7-18-14, around 7:pm..Calaveras Co Sheriffs Dept undertook a full investigation, helicopter search and rescue , volunteers and community has pulled together in search for her. Canine search led them to Hwy 4 where they lost her scent! Please! If you have any information contact me, Catherine Seymour- Grossjan at (916) 529-1454, or Calaveras Co Sheriffs Dept...

Need A Pro To Capture The Special Moments? David Duggan Photography Can Help!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/12/2014 11:23 AM
Murphys, CA...David Duggan Photography can help you capture those special moments and turn them into lifelong memories. David has worked in the professional sound and lighting production industry for over 15 years with extensive experience in lighting design for both concert and theatrical events. This understanding of light and a drive to expand creatively has allowed him to bring this unique perspective into his photography. They have Senior Portrait Specials going on right now. Click on the image below for more information...

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Angels Camp's Own Tyler James TJ Dillashaw Honored At Homecoming Event Yesterday

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2014 09:14 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Angels Camp's Mayor Elaine Morris Officially pronounced yesterday, July 20th, as T.J. Dillashaw Day for the UFC Champion. The Native and Favorite Son was honored yesterday at a huge celebration in his honor at Bret Harte. Hundreds packed the auditorium to welcome him home, watch his Title Winning fight on the big screen and bask in the reflected glory his victory has brought his Hometown....

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Weekly Road Report through 7/26/14

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/21/2014 01:35 PM
Stockton, CA...Enclosed is the scheduled repairs, delays and activity that will affect the state maintained roadways in our area. The handy spreadsheet enclosed will help you avoid the delays whether you are traveling locally or heading down the hill....
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CDCR Partners with San Francisco Sheriff for New Reentry Facility

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/21/2014 12:30 PM
Sacramento, Ca —The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) signed a contract with the San Francisco County Sheriff to launch a pilot program to provide transitional services to state inmates immediately before their scheduled release. This program will help improve the inmates’ prospects for rehabilitation. The county-owned Secure Reentry Program Facility, adjacent to the county jail, will house up to 56 male prison inmates whose sentences are almost up and are scheduled to return to San Francisco County within 60 days. The county will provide rehabilitative services such as education, pre-employment training, housing assistance, mental health and medical services, and substance abuse treatment. “We must be innovative in meeting the needs of offenders if we are going to reduce the number of those caught in the cycle of incarceration,” CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard said. “This partnership is a progressive step toward connecting inmates with local services and meeting those needs.” In 2013, the Legislature approved up to $5.4 million for CDCR to partner with select counties to connect offenders with local services that are proven to help successful reintegration into society, including securing identification cards and enrollment in health programs such as Medi-Cal. “The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is proud to be part of this unique partnership that enables us to create the Reentry Pod and amplify what it means to hold both the criminal justice system and those within our custody accountable toward the goal of reducing recidivism.” San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said. “The Reentry Pod is not only about the rigor we put inmates through to prepare themselves for release, but to challenge our local approach to not throw away people once they leave our custody.”...
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Annual Tomato Tasting Contest at the Sutter Creek Farmer's Market!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/21/2014 12:19 PM
Sutter Creek, Ca...The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are hosting their annual Tomato Tasting Contest on Saturday, August 23 at the Sutter Creek Farmers Market at 10:00. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Biggest Tomato, Best Red Tomato, Best Non-Red Tomato, and Best Cherry Tomato. To participate, bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market between 8:45-9:45 on Saturday morning, August 23. The judges will announce their favorites at 11:00 am. Admission is free.
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InnovationLab Opening in Tuolumne County

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2014 08:37 AM
Sonora, CA...As the nation pushes for higher academic standards with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math, economic development leaders in Tuolumne County are taking it a step further by getting the community involved in STEM-related innovation projects. The goal is to spark new business ventures and spur job growth. Innovation and maker spaces, which serve as gathering places for people interested in collaborating on innovative projects, began as a movement in Europe. It’s a place where people with common interests in science, technology, digital or electronic skills can meet, socialize and collaborate. Such innovation and maker spaces, part of the DIY or "maker" culture, are community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects...

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Fire Update...Structure Fire In Bear Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2014 08:24 AM
Bear Valley, CA....Crews are still on scene of a structure fire in Bear Valley. It was reportedly in a condo area near the Lodge. Crews from Bear Valley and multiple agencies worked the fire. More details as they become available...

Fire Update...Lightning Strikes Keeping Fire Fighters Busy

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2014 07:35 PM
Arnold, CA...Our local firefighters have been kept busy this afternoon checking for lightening strike fires. Amador County, Mokelumne Hill, West Point and up near Cottage Springs have all reported strikes. Some have been a single tree on fire and some have had limited spread. Tomorrow morning will also tell the tale as some of these may come to life with a bit of a delay. Typically as soon as they can fly Air Attack and possibly Helicopter 404 will join the lookout towers for "Smoke Checks"

Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials & Meet Sushi Chef Moon

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2014 11:46 PM
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. Meet our new sushi chef Thanthan Oo please call her "Moon" Moon comes to us from the Bay Area where she has been making sushi for almost 10 years. She uses the highest quality seafood from Mermaid Sushi.

Moon's Sushi is Not Only Melt-Jn-Your-Mouth Delicious But Also Beautiful Works Of Art.

Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Do you know you can now text your deli orders to the stores? For Sierra Hills Market the number is 209-753-7115. For Angels Food Market the number is (209)-753-7331. Now that is easy!! Senior Days now Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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14th Annual VW Show & Swap, Is July 26th

Posted by: John_Hamilton on 07/19/2014 10:06 PM

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  2. Traffic Update....Vehicle Accident SR4 / Appaloosa Way
  3. Big 12 Hour 50% Off Sale This Saturday At Firefall's Angels Camp Location
  4. Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents: Chris Webster and Nina Gerber with Special guest Jill Warren
  5. Jill Warren and Eddie Castro in Concert on Sunday, July 20 at Metzger Wines and Produce Market from 1-4 pm
  6. Celebration Of Life For Charlotte Barnes-Modrell
  7. 2014 Senior of the Year - Submit Your Nominations Now!
  8. Sequoia Woods' Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament
  9. 12th Night at Brice Station - Last Show is Tonight! You Don't Want to Miss It!
  10. St. Patrick's Corvette Raffle
  11. The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 17th through 18th
  12. BOE Adopts Regulation to Implement Partial Tax Exemption for Manufacturing and R&D Equipment
  13. Calaveras Public Health & Health Care District Partner for Prevention
  14. Family Day at Calaveras Big Tree State Park
  15. American Red Cross Making Capital Region Communities Fire Safe
  16. Arnold Car Show And Then The Tour Guides At The HUB in Cedar Center
  17. To Our Arnold Friends On Bear Incident In Arnold This Morning
  18. Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 Bear Valley Soap Box Derby!
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  20. Job Opening at the Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance
  21. Very Special Trail Building Day Saturday, July 19th
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  25. Traffic Update...Small Bear Hit By American Carpet On Hwy 4
  26. CSTARS Kids Presents Singin' in the Rain!
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  33. TJ Dillashaw Hometown Celebration Is July 20th
  34. Calaveras Sheriff’s Office Received Grant to Fight Alcohol-Related Crime
  35. Make Plans To Mingle Tonight At Senders Ace Hardware In Valley Springs.
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  37. Water Theft Leads To Arrest For Illegal Marijuana Grow
  38. Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet shot down over Ukraine, 295 dead
  39. Family 4 Fitness Now Has Great, No Contract, No Initiation Fee Specials At Their San Andreas Location!!
  40. Get Ready For Saturday's Arnold Classic Car Show!!
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  42. Calaveras Art Council’s Cajun Fête Fun and Fund Raiser celebrates the Good Life with Music by Tom Rigney and Flambeau
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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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