Presidential Weekly Address: Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2015 07:41 AM
Washington, DC...Hi everybody. Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home. And today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century. This winter was cold in parts of our country – as some folks in Congress like to point out – but around the world, it was the warmest ever recorded.
San Andreas – Friday, May 1, 2015, at 8 a.m. the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will require burning permits within State Responsibility Areas of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. Burn hours will be restricted to evening hours – 7 p.m. to 8 a.m....
The New Larger Ironstone Stage Is Ready For Rock n Roll!
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2015 05:50 PM
Murphys, CA...The expanded stage and new overhead roof at Ironstone is almost ready for Boston, The Doobie Brothers, REO Speedwagon, Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, Daryl Hall & John Oates & More. It will allow for larger productions and better effects and the ability to hang large led screens on the ends for brighter video images for those further from the stage. Ironstone's beautiful amphitheater will be an even better venue this year for the 2015 Concert Series. There will be better sight lines and improved daylight LED screens. In addition they are making some of our production space even better for the bands...
Alpine County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 4 over Ebbetts Pass on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. (noon)....
Tuolumne County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108 over Sonora Pass on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. (noon)....
The Big April Showers Bring May Flowers Sale At 49er Motors!
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2015 10:49 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors April showers (we hope) bring May flowers sale!! With inventory arriving daily we have a Car Truck or SUV to meet everyone's needs. We can finance most anyone, if you have a down payment and a steady income source, let us get you behind the wheel today!! We are a CUDL approved lender and have rates as low as 1.9%
2010 Buick Enclave All Wheel Drive! CXL SPORT, 1 owner with a clean car fax! This is one well maintained vehicle that has lots of features including -Automatic, Dual Moon roofs, Leather, Backup camera, DVD system, Navigation, Power Liftgate and MUCH more!! This is a very enjoyable SUV to drive!! ON SALE $21,449 VIN-5GALVCED3AJ146451
2007 Chrysler 300 Touring, V6 3.5L Rear Wheel Drive, Leather, Moonroof, traction control, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Mp3 Single Disc CD Player, Power Driver Seat. This is a Well Maintained Extra with loads of service records!! Super Clean Car Dont let this pass you up!! ON SALE $11,449 Vin: 2C3KA53G67H702359
2005 Ford F150 FX4- 4x4, Clean Car Fax with regular service records. Leather, Premium sound, Dvd player, parking sensors, adjustable pedals, Power windows and locks, upgraded rims and tires and much more. This is one solid truck that would make you proud to drive! Come down and take a look at this one today!
ON SALE $19,949 Vin-1FTPW14505FA73706
2013 Ford Focus ONE OWNER 4-Cyl, Flex Fuel, 2.0L, Auto 6Spd PwrShft SelShft, FWD, Traction Control, AdvanceTrac, ABS (4-Wheel), Keyless Entry, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt & Telescoping Wheel, AM/FM Stereo, SYNC, Dual Air Bags, F&R Side Air Bags, F&R Head Curtain Air Bags. GAS SAVER!!!!! ON SALE $14,949 VIN:1FADP3F23DL221996
2004 GMC Yukon SLT 4x4- Clean Car fax, Leather, Moon roof, 3rd row, DVD, Navigation and much more. This beautiful SUV has been well maintained and also has new tires! Come on down and see this one, you will not be disappointed!! ON SALE $13,949 VIN-1GKEK13T04R136887
2012 Nissan Sentra I4 2.0, Cruise Control, Automatic Windows/Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Mp3 Cd Player, Aux Hookup, Traction Control, This Is A Great Gas Saver with low Miles!!!!! ON SALE $10,949 Vin:1N4AL11D15C277318
Murphys Dollar Store Has Everything For Mother's Day!
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2015 10:28 AM
Murphys, CA...Murphys Dollar Store is your Mother's Day Headquarters with cards, gifts, candy & sweets from Russell Stover, Jelly Belly & more. The expanded store has large selections of high value items right here at home...
Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – April 17 to April 25
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2015 11:59 PM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at email@example.com to have your event included in “The Schedule.”
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Refuge In Angels Camp To Host Event On ISIS It's Affects On Christians
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 01:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Refuge in Angels Camp will host a simulcast on ISIS and it's affect on Christians. The event at 6 pm. There will be no childcare and it is a free event. It is open to anyone in the community.All eyes have been riveted on the ISIS offensive in Syria and Iraq in recent months. But Radical Islamic jihadists are also intensifying their operations against other countries in the region. This is news to some but no surprise to those that follow closely the prophesies and stories of the Bible. Very few have traveled the lands, conducted the research, or written the texts that continue to point out the eschatological happenings all around us...
Registration Now Open For The 8th Annual Mr. Frog's Wild Ride
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/17/2015 01:40 PM
Murphys, CA...Bicyclists from throughout Northern California and Nevada will journey to the historic gold rush town of Murphys to enjoy the spring beauty of Calaveras County and take part in the eighth annual Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride on Saturday, April 18. Two scenic routes, the Wild Ride of approximately 50K and the Wilder Ride of approximately 100K, will take riders through the county’s verdant countryside at the height of the wildflower season. The longer ride will also include the New Melones Lake area....
San Andreas, CA...On April 16th, 2015 the Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly mixer at Common Ground Senior Services at 130 E. Saint Charles Street in San Andreas. This mixer is a celebration for Common Ground’s new location....
Murphys, CA...Now in its fourth year, the Off the Beaten – Walk/Run for Autism Awareness will have a new look and several new features when it is staged on Saturday, April 25 in Murphys Community Park. The event, organized by the Mind Matters clinic, will now feature a 1K run, open to boys and girls aged seven and younger. There will be two other races, 5K and 10K, open to men and women of all ages. The scenic course will begin at the park and continue on Six Mile Road past rolling hills and beautiful vineyards. Participants who would rather walk than run are welcome to do so. Check-in time will start at 7 a.m. Following a warm-up session, conducted by Kat Juarez-Sutton, the first race will begin at 8 a.m. Awards will be presented in a variety of categories....
Caltrans Honors 183 Fallen Highway Workers and Reminds Motorists to Be Work Zone Alert
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2015 11:26 AM
Sacramento, CA...At its 25th annual Workers Memorial at the State Capitol, Caltrans today honored 183 employees who lost their lives while on the job since the 1920s. Current and past employees, families of the fallen and many partners, including the Federal Highway Administration, California State Transportation Agency, California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Motor Vehicles, California Transportation Commission and the California Office of Traffic Safety all gathered to honor the legacies of those who gave their lives to build, maintain and keep California’s transportation system safe...
Angels Camp, CA...For the second time in as many years the beautiful neon marquee that Angels Six Theatres has lovingly and at great expense restored and maintained over the years has been damaged. Last time it was an auto parts delivery tuck that created the impact. This time the miscreant in a large vehicle is still unknown. So if anyone has any ideas who it might be I am sure the theatre would like to know as it may help them defray some of the costs of the repairs....
Mokelumne Hill, CA...A 26 year old man from Eldorado Hill was driving his 2000 Chevy in the Northbound traffic lane of State Route 49 at approximately 55MPH. A 45 year old Valley Springs woman was driving her 2009 Dodge in the Southbound traffic lane of State Route 49 at approximately 45MPH. P-1, due to his sleepy/fatigued state, allowed V-1 to travel to the left of the solid double yellow center line while attempting to negotiate a natural curve in the roadway to his right. P-2 observed V-1 drifting into her lane so she swerved to the right in the attempt to avoid the collision. V-1 then struck V-2. V-2 was then propelled into the steel guard rail located on the west road edge of SR49. After the collision, V-1 came to rest on its wheels facing in a Southerly direction blocking the Northbound traffic lane. V-2 came to rest on its wheels facing in a Southerly direction blocking the Southbound traffic lane. The roadway was closed for approximately 1 1/2 hours for removal of the vehicles...
Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through April 21!
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2015 08:08 AM
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. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw
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.
This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – STELLA!
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2015 07:18 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by the Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Angels Camp, located in Angels Town Center at 240 S. Main St./Hwy 49. Angels Adoption Center hours for this week are Fri.-Sat., 11am to 5pm. Cat lovers, please come and meet Stella, and learn all about her recovery story! She's a very special sweetheart who needs a loving indoor home. We will also have kitties available to meet you at our Arnold Adoption Center, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market, open Fri.-Sat. this week, 10am to 5pm. Both Adoption Centers will be CLOSED on Thursday, April 16. Come in on Friday or Saturday if you'd like to meet some kitties this week!
Got Pine Needles? Need Them Gone? Call 209.265.6115
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2015 07:05 AM
Calaveras Airport Fly-In/Open House
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/19/2015 05:54 PM
San Andreas, CA...We will have classic cars along with local aircraft on display and many other aircraft flying in for this event. Breakfast burritos for the early birds, pulled pork and bratwurst sandwiches for lunch. Music will be provided by the Calaveras Community Band follow by another local band "The Rusty Rockers". Airplane rides will be all day long; $10 for adults and $5 for children....
Traffic Update...Motorcycle Down On Hwy 120 Near East River Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 06:35 PM
Groveland, CA...CHP is reporting a motorcycle down and a woman injured on Hwy 120 near East River Road. Now the husband is following the ambulance to SRMC with his wife aboard. Let's be careful out there....
Traffic Update....Accident Near Sr49 / Campo Seco Tpke
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 06:30 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Emergency crews are on scene of a head on collision with major injuries near Sr49 / Campo Seco Tpke. A couple of trucks were involved and blocking lanes. Please use caution in the area....
Fire Update....Structure Fire In Valley Springs Near California & Chestnut
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 03:00 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Emergency crews are working a fully involved structure and medi-flight has been ordered for at least one injured party. Please use caution in the area.... Update...residential structure a total loss. One victim was medi-flighted from the scene....
All-Access Sweepstakes to a Classic Slice of Americana: The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 01:00 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras Visitors Bureau (CVB) is running an all-inclusive, VIP, behind-the-scenes sweepstakes to the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. Their signature event, and one of California’s longest running attractions dating back to 1893, the weekend blends classic Americana events like Rodeo, Carnival and Demolition Derby with something unique to Calaveras County – a bullfrog jumping contest. From Mark Twain’s famous tale, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” comes the annual competition that draws people from around the world and has become part of California Gold Country lore...
Fire Update...Vegetation Fires Along Hwy 4 Near Telegraph
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 11:25 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Firefighters are on their way and working what is reported as three spot fires along Hwy 4 near Telegraph. And so it begins....as the grass dries on the west side of our area it signals the start of the fire season. Fire is being reported as 1/2 acre with a slow rate of spread...
Columbia, CA...Laurie Sylwester – Art Professor at Columbia College has been selected as one of twenty-five Summer Scholars for the “Legacy of Ancient Italy: The Etruscans and Early Romans” a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute. The process was competitive and the scholars come from across the United States. The studies will start in Lugano Switzerland at Franklin University and continue to Bologna, Italy for visits to Archaeological Museums at Marzabotto, Verucchio, and Florence. The studies include Etruscan town planning in Orvieto with a visit to Cannicella Necropolis and other archaeological sites. Studies will continue in Tarquinia with exposure to findings from local excavations. Additional seminars and site visits will include Cortona and Murlo....
Mother Lode Storytelling Guild To Meet In Angels Camp
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 10:27 AM
Angels Camp, CA...This Saturday the Mother Lode Storytelling Guild gathers for its final meeting of the 2014-2015 season. Tellers and story listeners will come together to share stories of “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly,” from 4pm to 6pm at a private residence in Angels Camp. Those interested in attending can contact the Guild for address and directions by email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or (209)532-7697...
Copperopolis & Angels Camp, CA...This past weekend has been a busy weekend for Sgt. Bob Fienberg of the Calaveras County Sheriff Volunteer Unit. Sgt. Fienberg and two other Sheriff Volunteers, Louis Chiu and Ed Evans provided assistance and traffic control at two public events in the County. The first event was the Children Car Seat Safety Program where parents learned the proper way to install children car seats. The second event was a bicycle race that took place in Copperopolis. Both public events were well attended. Everyone who attended either event had fun and enjoyed the beautiful weather outdoor...
Pine Needle Removal In Calaveras County ~ By David Carr
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 09:20 AM
Arnold, CA...As most of you know by now that we have a problem disposing of the pine needles this year. From what I understand on or about March 25, 2015 the co-generation plant has stopped/reduced the amount of pine needles they will be accepting. So this affected all of us business owners that do lot clean up as well as landscapers and anybody who has dealings with yard debris. This also affects the local residents as well...
Arnold, CA...Robert “Bob” Manning passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a brief illness in Spokane, WA. on April 12th.. Born September 10, 1928, he is survived by his soul mate of 65 years, Barbara and children Joan, Bob, Tom, Dave, John, Carol, Chris, Patty, and Laura. As the Manning Family patriarch and community volunteer, he was known for his honesty, integrity, compassion and rock-solid faith. His family, including 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, were the love of his life...
Railtown 1897 Offers Opportunity to Meet Author of The Seamstress of Jamestown on April 25
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 08:24 AM
Jamestown, CA...California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to offer special meet-and-greet opportunities with Barbara Hettwer, author of The Seamstress of Jamestown on Saturday, April 25, 2015, a day when steam train rides behind Sierra No.3 are also available. Hettwer will be at the Park from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to talk with visitors and sign copies of her novel that was set in historic Jamestown in the late 1800s. A work of fiction that is immersed in history, The Seamstress of Jamestown will also be available for purchase at the on-site store...
Jackson, CA...On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 the Amador Fly Fishers' own Dustin Rocksvold will be presenting his program, "The Highway 88 Corridor." The meeting will be held at the Amador County Government Offices located at 810 Court Street, Jackson, CA 95642 at 7:00pm....
Hole in One at Greenhorn Creek Wednesday, April 10th
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 08:07 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men’s Member Norm Wilkes scores a HOLE IN ONE on Hole #3! On Friday, April 10, 2015, Norm Wilkes drained his Ace on hole #3 from 120 yards. Congratulations Norm (pictured below). Nice going! We all enjoyed the drinks!!
VUSD Board To Meet On April 15th
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 07:57 AM
Avery, CA...There will be a regular meeting held by the Vallecito Union School District Board of Trustees at the District Office Conference Room at 4545B Moran Road, Avery, CA. 4:30pm - Open Public Session - Convene To Closed Session. 5:30pm - Open Public Session Click Here to View Complete Agenda
Use Tax – The Most Painless Part of Paying Your Taxes Don’t Worry Last-Minute Filers … Lookup Table Simplifies Paying Use Tax on Your California Return
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 07:39 AM
Sacramento – If you still haven’t filed your state income taxes, at least one part will be simple. In just a few seconds, you or your tax preparer can figure out the amount of use tax you owe. It’s easy with the use tax lookup table included in your California income tax return instructions. You may owe use tax on items used in California that you purchased online, by telephone, or by mail order from an out-of-state retailer without paying tax. Examples include toys, consumer electronics, clothing, or small appliances you use at home. Use tax is not an “Internet tax.” It has been California law since 1935...
Angels Camp, CA...The City of Angels is accepting applications for Police Services Clerk. This is a part-time position (15-20 hours week) with no benefits included. The Police Services Clerk performs a variety of responsible non-sworn office, technical, and field duties in support of the Police Department including assisting the public at the front counter and in the field, records, data collection, and parking enforcement...
Columbia College Community Chorus 2015 Spring Concert
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 07:26 AM
Columbia, CA...On April 25th at 7:30 pm and April 26th at 3:00 pm, 2015, the Columbia College Community Chorus with orchestra will captivate audiences with their annual Spring Concert at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Sonora. This year’s program begins with the haunting but uplifting Requiem by John Rutter followed by a set of English madrigals and African-American spirituals. Of course, there is the traditional audience sing-along with My Grandfather’s Clock in a special arrangement by Dr. Hollinger in its first-ever performance...
Seascape with Sharks and Dancer at Stage 3 Theatre Company
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 07:06 AM
Sonora, CA...Seascape with Sharks and Dancer, written by Don Nigro and directed by Hugo F Martinez, opens Friday May 1 and runs until May 31 for Stage 3 Theatre Company in historic downtown Sonora. Ben, played by Modesto actor Travis Blansit, is a young man that lives in a remote beach bungalow. He pulls a lost young woman from the ocean, Tracy, played by Julia Bentley, who finds herself trapped in his life and torn between her need to come to rest and her certainty that all human relationships turn eventually into nightmares. What takes place is a struggle between his tolerant and gently ironic approach to life and her strategy of suspicion and attack. Seascape with Sharks and Dancer is part drama, part dark comedy and at its core, begs the question: Does love really conquer all?
Springtime Home-Grown Trunk Show to Feature Locals
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 06:57 AM
Murphys, CA...Celebrating five successful years, owners Megan and Kim of the Maisieblue shop invite their customers and interested foothills folk to a Home-Grown Trunk Show featuring handcrafted work by local residents and shop patrons. The celebration will take place on Thursday, May 7th from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Maisieblue shop which is located at 66A Scott Street in Murphys, email@example.com, Maisieblue Murphys on Facebook. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to (209) 858-8551 by Monday, May 4th....
SR 4 and SR 49 Gateway and Corridor Study - Public Meeting #2. Take The Updated Survey!
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 06:42 AM
On April 8, 2015 the second public meeting for the SR 4 and SR 49 Gateway and Corridor Study was held at Bret Harte Union High School. At the meeting a presentation was given to inform the public of the outcomes from public meeting #1 and reviewed alternatives for land use and transportation improvements in the study area. This survey contains maps and images that were shown at our public meeting. Please take 15-20 minutes to share your feedback which will provide critical information for us to understand your vision for the future of Angels Camp. We appreciate you comments!
39th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting BenefitS Columbia College culinary Arts program
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/14/2015 10:04 PM
Columbia, CA...Spend a spring afternoon strolling through Columbia State Historic Park, visiting quaint buildings filled with exquisite food and fine California wines and supporting a great cause. The Columbia College Foundation will host the 39th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19, a benefit to support the Columbia College Culinary Arts Program. More than 70 wineries and food vendors will set up shop in the State Park’s historic buildings, making it one of the most unique tastings in the West...
Calaveras Genealogical Society Has An Upcoming Seminar
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/14/2015 09:50 PM
Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men's Club Results for Game for Wednesday April 8, 2015
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/14/2015 07:48 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Game: FOUR BALL TIMES TWO. 1st Place: Ray Walker, Buddy Robinson, Bill Gideon and Dennis Schneider. 2nd Place: Eddie Bates, Tom DeGregori, Ron Rivera and Mark Weinheimer. Closest to the Flagstick: Hole #6 Ron Rivera – 3’7” Hole #15 Don Pulliam 3’5”
Winners pictured above left to right: Ray Walker, Buddy Robinson, Bill Gideon and Dennis Schneider
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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.