Pinecrest, CA...On Sunday evening around 5 PM, The Sheriff's Office received a report of a road rage incident that occurred at Dodge Ridge. A man later identified as, 36 year old Tony Alahverdi from Turlock, threatened to kill the victim and pointed what the victim believed was a firearm at the him. The road in the area was backed up and many cars were passing illegally. Alahverdi was trying to pass and the victim was in the way, preventing him from doing so.
Rail Road Flat, CA...Michael Jack Spadoni, of Rail Road Flat, CA died on January 12, 2017 at Avalon Health Care in San Andreas, due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. Mike was born on January 14, 1942 to Eva Jensen Spadoni and Gene Spadoni in San Francisco, CA. Mike graduated from Burlingame High School in 1959 and later served in the California State Army National Guard. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University East Bay. He married Virginia Boyle and had two daughters, Theresa and Lisa.
Traffic Update....Cattle Drive Near Sheriff's Posse Grounds On Rawhide
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2017 10:40 AM
Jamestown, CA...The Sonora CHP office is wrangling cars while the cowboys do a bit of a cattle drive moving cattle around near the Sheriff's Posse Grounds on Rawhide Road. Please use caution in the area....
Buchanan & Tafjen Attend 2017 National Pole Vault Summit In Reno
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/16/2017 10:32 AM
Reno, NV...Ryan Buchanan and Ellie Tafjen sophomores from Bret Harte along with over 2100 pole vaulters from around the nation attended a two day summit this past weekend in Reno. Athletes worked with elite vaulters from across the country for one day, then competed with vaulters in their class the next day.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's. "I Have A Dream" Speech As Delivered August 28, 1963
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2017 09:28 AM
Washington, DC...As we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's. federal holiday we thought it was appropriate to share with you his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech. It was delivered on August 28, 1963. We have the full text of the speech and video as well. "I Have a Dream" Speech Text.....I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity......
Angels Camp, CA...Our puppy SchazI went missing on 1/9/17 in downtown Angels Camp. Last seen Finnegan Ln. And Highway 49. She is a Miniature Pinscher And is about 7 months old. She does have a tail and was not wearing a collar. She is a therapy dog to my 5 & 7 year old daughters and myself after the brutal murder of my brother this summer. We miss her so much!! Please help bring her home! Sara Holman 209 206 3182
It Was A Sell Out At The 31st Annual "First Taste Of The Year" Copperopolis Wine Festival !!
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 09:10 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Copperopolis Town Square hosted the Sold Out, 31st Annual “First Taste of the Year” wine festival on Saturday. 750 tickets were sold for tastings from more than 35 wineries from across the Sierra Foothills. Live jazz from the Bob Eisenman Band complemented artisan foods and appetizers, gourmet wood fired pizza, burgers, cheeses, French bread and treats. A wide selection of custom crafts, artwork, clothes, gifts, wines, foods and souvenirs were also available from local merchants. Activities and games for kids were also part of the festivities. Click below for our new for 2017 1200 pixel slideshows & photo albums with lots and lots of photos...
Traffic Update....Major Injury Collision On Sheep Ranch Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 04:13 PM
Sheep Ranch, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury collision on Sheep Ranch Road. Please use caution in the area.... (Update...This one looks like it may take a tragic turn as well. Patient is having difficulty breathing and cannot feel legs. Our prayers are with the injured)
Hey Good People!! "Pure Mountain Fun" At It's Best!! Time To Play For MLK! ~ Bear Valley Update By Mattly Trent
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 12:59 PM
Bear Valley, CA....Hey Good People!! Hey Good People! A crisp clear morning here at BV at 5am. With more sunshine on the way today it's going to be an awesome day to get out and ride. The high will be right around 37F or so and winds will stay light out of the ENE from 3-5mph. MLK day will be a repeat and well, you couldn't ask for better conditions in NorCal. As we push past the weekend a low pressure system will arrive early Wednesday morning and bring more snow to the area so get on up here and enjoy our "Pure Mountain Fun" ethos!!!!!! Stay tuned..................
Join us for a special evening with Phoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie at the spectacular Cathedral Lounge. 7pm
Experience The Difference At Sonora Ford! Ford Has The Most Top 5 Crash Test Safety Ratings
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 11:04 AM
Sonora, CA...We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!
Traffic Update....Overturned Pickup & Camper On Hwy 4 Near Upper Moran
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/15/2017 09:11 AM
Arnold, CA...(Updated...Good News as it has now being shown as only a minor injury collision) CHP is reporting and Calaveras Sheriff deputy on scene of an overturned pickup with a camper on hwy 4 near Upper Moran. There are possibly juveniles in the camper as well. Please use caution in the area....
Ruger Is Missing Have You Seen Her? (Update...Happy Ending...Ruger was returned)
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 07:53 PM
Angels Camp, CA...From a viewer..."We are currently on vacation and we're boarding our dog at The pet Bath House in Angels camp. She jumped the fence and has been missing since 10:30am this morning. I was hoping you could post something if found to please take her back to the kennel. She is a boxer and her name is Ruger. My number is 209 768 3931." Update...(Ruger has been located safe and sound. A good hearted person collected her and kept her safe . Calaveras County Animal Services played an important part in helping out. In all fairness to the kennel owners, they did everything they could in recovering the escaped dog. As it turns out, Ruger can scale most fences and make good her escape better than most ordinary dogs when given the slightest opportunity. Boxers are known "escape artists".
A number of people participated in various ways in this effort for a happy ending.
Ruger is now accounted for. Thanks to all concerned.....")
Charming Angel Oaks Home With Fenced Back Yard Only $339,000 From Nexthome Utica Properties
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/03/2017 02:21 PM
Angels Camp,CA...Charming 3 bedrooms 2 bath Angel Oaks home. Kitchen includes granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Solid oak flooring throughout living room/kitchen/hallways, plantation shutters and french doors to large fenced backyard.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus Will End Its 146 Year Run in May
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 08:07 PM
Ellenton, Fl...Feld Entertainment Inc., parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment, announced today that the iconic 146-year-old circus would hold its final performances later this year. Ringling Bros.®’ two circus units will conclude their tours with their final shows at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., on May 7, and at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., on May 21, 2017.
SpaceX Successfully Launched 10 Iridium Satellites Today As Launches Resume
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 06:44 PM
Vanderberg, CA...From Spacex: "On January 14, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. The 10 satellites are the first of at least 70 satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Below is a summary of the mission in photos, with more photos available on our Flickr site. You can also watch the archived webcast here...
Traffic Update....Injury Collision On Poole Station Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 11:43 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(The collision release should be available Tuesday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with those involved. Our roads are narrow and unforgiving.) CHP is reporting an injury collison on Poole Station Road. Please use caution in the area...
President Obama's Last Weekly Address On The Honor of Serving You as President
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 10:03 AM
Washington, DC...This week, I traveled to Chicago to deliver my final farewell address to the nation, following in the tradition of Presidents before me. It was an opportunity to say thank you. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people – in living rooms and schools; at farms and on factory floors; at diners and on distant military outposts – are what have kept me honest, kept me inspired, and kept me going. Every day, I learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.
Hey Good People!! Winter Explosion Today In Bear Valley
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/14/2017 09:44 AM
Bear Valley, CA....Hey Good People! 70" in the last 4 days! With another 5" in 24hrs we have 70" for the current storm total and 191" for the season and 105" as our base currently. Today's high will come in around 30F with ENE winds from 13-22mph. Conditions are superb right now for the start of MLK weekend. Saturday and Sunday will continue with even more clear skies and abundant sunshine. The next system will come in by Wednesday but that's another story for now. We are pumped to be back online after suspending operations due to the immense amount of snow and Avalanche hazards over the last week but we are back and it's gonna be a great MLK weekend. Come on up and enjoy our "Pure Mountain Fun" ethos!!!!!! Stay tuned..................
Milliaire Barrel Room Bash Concert Series With Jill Warren
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/13/2017 09:51 AM
Murphys, CA...Our summer Locals' Night series was such a success, we've decided to keep the fun going with a winter concert series at the Milliaire Winery barrel room, just 3 miles outside of downtown Murphys!
SNAC Is Your Winter Headquarters For Downhill Rentals, Gear & More
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2017 09:23 AM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.
Stop In At The Amador Wedding Faire On Sunday The 15th!
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/12/2017 02:07 PM
Jackson, CA...Are you a fan of celebrity wedding planner David Tutera? If so, please join The Clothes Mine this Sunday, January 15th at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort for a fabulous fashion show featuring many of his beautiful bridesmaids designs! We'll also have several more of these gorgeous dress samples in our booth.
Copperopolis Town Square Hosting 31st Annual ‘First Taste of the Year’ Wine Festival
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/12/2017 09:24 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Copperopolis Town Square will host the 31st Annual “First Taste of the Year” wine festival on Saturday, Jan. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. More than 35 wineries from across the Sierra Foothills will participate, representing the best of Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne counties. Live jazz from the Gypsy Trio and Bob Eisenman Band will complement artisan foods and appetizers, including gourmet wood fired pizza, burgers, cheeses, French bread and treats. A wide selection of custom crafts, artwork, clothes, gifts, wines, foods and souvenirs will also be available from local merchants. Activities and games for kids are also part of the planned festivities, including a visit from Captain Encouragement who will lead Super Hero training sessions.
Make Plans To Attend The Friends Of The Sheriff's Office Annual Crab Feed & Pasta Dinner
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/07/2017 02:25 PM
San Andreas, CA...Make Plans To Attend The Friends Of The Sheriff's Department Annual Crab Feed & Pasta Dinner on January 21st, 2017. Great Food, Auctions, Raffles, No-Host Bar & More. Have a Great and support local law enforcement. It is only through your support and Membership that our mission will be possible. Please visit our website for information on “Memberships”. There are two levels, Individual and Business with each having 5 tiers of cost and benefits to fit everyone’s budget.
Patient Comfort Is Goal For Diagnostic Imaging Team At Mark Twain Medical Center
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2017 07:52 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Diagnostic Imaging team at Mark Twain Medical Center knows their services can be scary. That’s why they concentrate as much on patient service skills as they do on state-of-the art equipment. Imaging Services Director Rick Reed explains, “We understand that our tests can create some anxious situations for patients. The equipment can be intimidating, so it’s important we help patients understand the process and make the experience as pleasant as possible. We emphasize these tests are a critical first step in their treatment.” The department provides a wide range of services and averages some 2,500 tests a month. On-site that includes general X-ray, CT scan, nuclear medicine, ultra sound, mammography, and MRI; plus a mobile PET CT that visits MTMC every other week.
MRI technologist Gary Arvin, at left, pictured with Mark Twain Medical Center Imaging Services Director Rick Reed.
Long Barn, CA...CHP is reporting an overturned trailer and possibly a vehicle as well on Hwy 108 near Long Barn Road. A lane is blocked and it is on a blind corners so please use caution in the area....
Notice Of Public Hearing Appeal of Planning Commission Denial
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/13/2017 03:47 PM
San Andreas,CA....BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-1140 APPEAL of Planning Commission Denial of Appeal 2016-1118 for the denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application for APN 014-009-028 Mitchel Abdallah is appealing the Planning Commission’s denial of 2016-1118, which is an appeal of denial of commercial cannabis cultivation registration 2016-812. The 5.36-acre site is located at 2540 Blue Ridge Rd. in Glencoe, being a portion of T6N, R13E, Sec. 29, MDM.
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-018 PD PERMIT FOR JAMES WEST: Planned Development Permit for an existing commercial building that was constructed without permits, and therefore never obtained approval of a PD Permit. The subject property is located at 4951 Commercial Way in Hathaway Pines, CA. The zoning is General Commercial-Planned Development (C2-PD) and has a General Plan land use designation of Industrial in the Avery/Hathaway Pines Community Plan. APN: 030-010-037 is a portion of Section 18, T4N, R15E, MDM. In accordance with CEQA requirements a Notice of Exemption has been prepared pursuant to Article 19, Categorical Exemptions, Section 15301- Existing Facilities.
Notice of Public Hearing Safety Element Ammendment
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/13/2017 03:29 PM
San Andreas,CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-1097 SAFETY ELEMENT AMENDMENT: An amendment to the Calaveras County General Plan Safety Element, incorporating the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan into the element by reference.
Notice Of Public Hearing Appeal Of Planning Directors Denial Of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/13/2017 03:23 PM
San Andreas,CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-1143 APPEAL of Planning Directors Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application 2016-538 for APN 056-017-004 Scott Hoff is appealing the Planning Director’s denial of a medical cannabis commercial cultivation registration. The site is located at 4837 Ponderosa Road, Murphys, CA, T3N, R13E, Por. Sec. 02.
Yosemite Storm Drama Unfolds On Yosemite Conservancy Webcams
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/13/2017 02:31 PM
Yosemite National Park, CA...As California’s stormy week unfolds, the dramatic impact in Yosemite National Park can be seen on Yosemite Conservancy’s webcams with massive waterfall flows, snowcapped High Sierra peaks and Yosemite Valley cloaked in a glistening winter coat. The webcams are at http:// www.yosemiteconservancy.org.
Justice Department Announces Findings Of Investigation Into Chicago Police Department
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/13/2017 01:32 PM
Washington, DC...The Justice Department announced today that it has found reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) engages in a pattern or practice of using force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. The department found that CPD officers’ practices unnecessarily endanger themselves and result in unnecessary and avoidable uses of force. The pattern or practice results from systemic deficiencies in training and accountability, including the failure to train officers in de-escalation and the failure to conduct meaningful investigations of uses of force.
CCWD Has Installed Temporary Bridge Over Damaged Portion Of Blagen Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2017 12:41 PM
Arnold, CA...The Calaveras County Water District worked with T&S Construction Friday to install a temporary bridge over the section of Blagen Road that was damaged by Big Trees Creek Flooding on Wednesday January 11. This emergency project has allowed the District to regain safe vehicular access to its main maintenance facility for the Ebbetts Pass service area. Blagen Road will remain closed to the general public until further notice.
City Of Angels City Council Meeting January 17th & Appeal Of Action Denial For Medical Marijuana Dispensary At North Main Street
Posted by: News_Desk on 01/13/2017 12:40 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The City Of Angels City Council will be holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00 p.m. On the agenda is the appeal of the planning commissions action denial of a medical marijuana dispensary located at 206 North Main Street.
A Slippery Start To The Day On Our Local Roadways...Several Incidents At This Time
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2017 08:49 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injucry collison on Mountain Ranch Road near Rocky Road. There is also a multi-vehicle fender bender near Hwys 12 & 26, a vehicle on its side on Rawhide Road, a vehicle through a fence on Wards Ferry and another fender bender on Tuolumne Road. Please use caution in these and several more areas that are enclosed....
Ladies & Gents, Boys & Girls, Deep Powder, Wide Groomers, Fireworks, Live Music & "Pure Mountain Fun" Awaits In Bear Valley
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2017 07:12 AM
Bear Valley, CA...9am opening today. We plan to operate Kuma and Cub at 9am. Staff will continue to work on polar as the morning progresses and we will do our best to get that open - but it will be delayed. This has been an unbelievable snowstorm and more terrain will be made available as soon as we can. Thank you for patience through this amazing snowfall. A special thank you to our crews around the mountain!! The task to dig out of snow is huge and we are grateful for their dedication and commitment to provide a safe and fun experience. Please Note that Koala had severe flooding and caused damage that crews will be working on, won't open tomorrow - will update as we know more.
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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/06/2017 10:58 AM
Angels Camp, Jackson, Valley Springs & Ione, CA...Visit an office and File Free At H&R Block! It's That EZ! For a limited time, 1040EZ filers can visit an H&R Block office, meet with a Tax Pro, and pay nothing to file their federal return. You read that correctly. You could pay zero. Nada. Zilch. Make an appointment today.
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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.