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Are You Ready?....Grape Stomp and Street Fare This Saturday!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/30/2014 12:53 PM
Murphys, CA..

Vallecito Union School District Has Called A Special Meeting for Tomorrow, October 1st at 9am~Full Agenda Enclosed

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/30/2014 12:31 PM
Avery, CA.....VUSD has called a Special Meeting for Wednesday, October 1st at 9am. The will start the meeting with an Open Public Session then move to a Closed Session. They will be discussing Confidential Special Ed Student Information, a conference with Labor Negotiator, and more. Full agenda is enclosed...
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Governor Brown Signs Bill To Ban Plastic Grocery Bags

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2014 11:19 AM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags – SB 270 – aligning state law with ordinances passed by a growing number of local governments in California to reduce plastic waste. “This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself,” said Governor Brown. “We’re the first to ban these bags, and we won’t be the last.”

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Lumberjack Day - 40th Anniversary

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2014 09:15 AM
West Point, CA...Lumberjack Day.....takes place on the first Saturday in October and celebrates the history and traditions of the Calaveras County lumber industry. It includes a parade and car show, vendors, lumberjack competitions including big timbers, chainsaws and axes!, activities for the kids and food and fun for the whole family!

A Thought On Faith From William James

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2014 09:00 AM
"Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is theoretically possible."
William James

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‘Building a Water Use Efficient Community’ Conference Scheduled

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2014 07:35 AM
Sonora, California, 9/29/14- In response to the ongoing Local State of Emergency due to drought conditions, and calls for significant reductions in water use, several organizations have come together to produce a conference called Building a Water Use Efficient Community. The free conference, open to the public, begins at 8:30 AM on Saturday, 10/18 and continues on Sunday, 10/19 in the Creekside Building, Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. Vendor exhibits are open on Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 5 PM. Black Oak Casino Resort is a major sponsor of the conference...
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Area 12 Needs Survey

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/30/2014 12:46 AM
Your Opinion Counts! The Area 12 Agency on Aging is conducting a Needs Assessment Survey, now through October of 2014. We are partnering with local libraries and Senior Centers in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties. The survey is anonymous for residents age 50+. It is important because the data collected from the ....

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California Department of Boating and Waterways Awards the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office a Grant to Purchase a New Patrol Vessel.

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/30/2014 12:42 AM
Tuolumne County, CA...In May of 2014 the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office made a request to the Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways for an equipment grant. I am very pleased to inform you that on September 19th , I was notified by DBW that we have been awarded an $80,000.00 grant for the purchase of a new patrol boat. We will now be able to replace a patrol boat that is 16 years ....
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It's That Time of Year to Give....Santa's Express Yearly Fundraiser Coming up on November 22nd

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/30/2014 12:38 AM
Calaveras County, CA...Our names are Gina Galloway and Rayleane Dias. Each year we volunteer our time and throw a huge fundraising event that brings toys, jackets and last year, even food to less fortunate families in our community. Without Santa’s Express, a lot of children would do without during the holiday season....
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The CCOG Wants You!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/30/2014 12:25 AM
Calaveras County, CA....

Best of Show At The 18th Annual Ironstone Concours Is Larry & Susan's Nannini's 34 Packard Phaeton

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2014 02:15 PM
Murphys, CA....Yesterday's 18th Annual Ironstone Concours d' Elegance was the largest ever. Ironstone President Steven Kautz let us know that the Ironstone Show is now the largest Concours d' Elegance in the country. With 372 entries the manicured Ironstone Vineyards grounds were a sensory feast for the eyes and ears for fans of rolling art. Best of Show went to Larry & Susan's Nannini's stunning 34 Packard Phaeton. Most Elegant Open Car Went To Leon Garoyan Davis and his 1947 Bentley VI Convertible. Most Elegant Closed Car honors went to Stockton's Tome & Terry Machado and their 1967 Lincoln Continental Limo. We try every year to get at least one shot of every entrant and multiple photos of the award winners. This year's photo album has over 700 photos. We also have video this year in regular and HD revolutions....




Concours Awards Ceremony In HD
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ACBA Meet The Candidates Night Is September 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/19/2014 07:10 AM
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Tim Healy For Superior Court Judge - Dept. 2

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/14/2014 12:20 PM

Judge Hugh K. Swift For Superior Court Judge

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/20/2014 08:54 AM
Calaveras County, CA...The experience Judge Hugh Swift has acquired over his 29 year legal career uniquely qualifies him for the position he currently holds – Calaveras County Superior Court Judge. As recently noted by retired Judge Douglas Mewhinney, “Judge Swift’s breadth of experience is indispensable in a two-judge court.” ...


Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid for by Committee to Elect Hugh Swift Superior Court Judge 2014
FPPC # 1362930
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Grant Barrett For Superior Court Judge

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/18/2014 04:55 PM
Calaveras County, CA....Grant Barrett has served the legal needs of the Calaveras community for the past 18 years. He has over 12 years of experience on the bench in Calaveras County. Since 2006, Grant has served our community as the Calaveras Superior Court Commissioner where he regularly presides over family law and civil disputes. From 2011 through 2013, he also served as Court Commissioner for Amador County Superior Court, at their judges’ request, until a suitable replacement could be recruited and trained. In 2013, Grant was named Judicial Officer of the Year by the Child Support Directors Association of California.


Click Above To Visit The Candidate's Website. Paid For By Grant Barrett for Judge (FPPC 1363039)
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Celebration of Life BBQ Planned for Roger "Roget" Test on October 12th

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 10:19 PM
Bear Valley, CA...
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In Loving Memory of Daniel Kryst 1956~2014

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 07:16 PM
Murphys, CA....

His Tribute Continues Enclosed...
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Vallecito Teachers Association Endorses Three Candidates

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 07:08 PM
Calaveras County, CA...The Vallecito Teachers Association has proudly announced they are endorsing 3 candidates in the upcoming election for the Vallecito Union School District Board of Education. After interviewing the six candidates in the race, the Political Action Committee, PAC, called Vallecito Teachers For Quality Leadership, has decided to place their support behind Ali Heermance, Colby Barker, and Tom Pratt. Each candidate has a passion for improving the educational experience for the students in the three VUSD schools, Hazel Fischer .....
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New Melones Fishing Report for September 29th~by Glory Hole Sports

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 05:36 PM
New Melones, CA...The old bridge just upstream from the Stevenot (49-bridge) has come up in conversation throughout the summer. Many of us wonder when it will be visible from the highway and others have claimed to see it while driving past. Last Friday we used Lowrance GPS and sonar to locate the old bridge. While carefully watching the map and depth finder, heading toward the bridge we were in 136' of water, the moment we crossed the bridge 108' of water and then back to 136' of water. ...
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Letter to the Editor~by Al Segalla

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 05:28 PM
Dear Members and Community Leaders,

In times of water shortage with rationing, it does not make sense to drain the remaining water in our reservoirs to save fish downstream. In fact, experts note that lowering the water level can cause an increase in temperature that will potentially be harmful to juvenile fish. The plan to release water will be very hurtful to the people and especially the farmers, to say nothing about our local economy....
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The Annual Snagfallers' Ball is Almost Here!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 05:21 PM
Arnold, CA...

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Back in Action Tuesday Eve at 5pm

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 04:58 PM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are back in action Tuesday, September 30th at 5pm. A Closed Session will start of the meeting at 5pm with the Regular meeting at 6pm. Some of the Agenda items being discussed are AB 109 Approve Calaveras County's agreement to contract with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilita tion (CDCR) to provide services to state parolees, in exchange for revenue in an amount not to exceed $82,241.75, At the Calaveras County Day Reporting Center (DRC) from the date of approval to June 30, 2016. The Full agenda is enclosed...


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Tri-County Autism Group Announces 7th Annual Ride for Autism on October 12th!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 02:12 PM
Tri-County Autism Group, TAG, is excited to announce their 7th Annual Ride for Autism, hosted by Lethal Riders Motorcycle Club, on Sunday October 12th, 2014. Registration for the ride will be from 9-11am, at El Torero Restaurant, located at 2869 W. Highway 12, in Burson, Ca. The pack ride commences immediately following sign ups, traversing throughout the Historical scenic backdrop of the Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties and ending at the New Hogan Observation Point....
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New Fall fashions have just arrived at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/29/2014 01:57 PM
Angels Camp, CA...We've just received new tops and jackets from American Age. This popular Made in USA brand goes great with jeans or a little vest. Stop by and get yours today or give us a call at 890-7532. We're open from 10am-6pm every day in historic Angels Camp. We look forward to seeing you!


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Sonora Celebrates The Celtic New Year with Music and Fantasy!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 01:49 PM
Sonora, CA...The Original 6th Annual All Hallows Fantasy Faire, A Celtic New Year’s Celebration, is a two-day all inclusive costume play event! Keeping the All-Hallows tradition this year, the dead will be celebrated like never before! Hundreds of visiting creatures and characters from your favorite fairy tales and Hollywood movies will come to life over this fun-filled family weekend at the Mother Lode fairgrounds in Sonora....
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Dana Pfeil For Superior Court Judge Department One

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/29/2014 01:45 PM

US Forest Service Chief: I will ensure the First Amendment is upheld under agency commercial filming directives Washington September 25, 2014 at 8:45pm

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 01:41 PM
The U.S. Forest Service released information on Friday to clarify the agency’s intentions regarding a proposed directive for commercial photography and filmmaking in congressionally designated wilderness areas. “The US Forest Service remains committed to the First Amendment,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “To be clear, provisions in the draft directive do not apply to news gathering or activities.”...

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UCCE Master Gardeners to Conduct 2015 New Volunteer Training Informational Meetings Scheduled for October 23 and October 30, 2014

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 01:36 PM
Calaveras and Amador Counties, CA...The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about gardening to apply to train as a Master Gardener volunteer. UCCE Master Gardener volunteers learn University-based scientific information and then share that knowledge with the gardening community. Master Gardener volunteers are people of all ages and from all walks of life with a common desire to help others learn about gardening.....
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Sierra Moutain Band to Perform at Gold Rush Day on October 18th!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 01:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA..Among the many performers participating in Gold Rush Day is the Sierra Mountain Band. The band is one the most authentic retro country bands in the Gold Country. Based out of Twain Harte they have a pure sound and is pleasing to the ear and very entertaining. Find Gold in Angels Camp on October 18.

The San Andreas / Mountain Ranch Friends of the Library presents: A SCARY STORY NIGHT!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 09/29/2014 01:18 PM
San Andreas, CA...It's Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the San Andreas Main Library, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. Entrance fee is $1 per person. Come share the enjoyment of a well-told scary story! Storytellers are BZ Smith from Sonora and Jean Ellison from the Bay Area. Stage 1 will have scary stories for children 5 and up; Stage 2 will have terrifying tales for teens and adults. There will be a costume contest so ....
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Past 30 Local News
  1. Storytelling Events Planned in Murphys
  2. October at Deborah Marlene's
  3. 160 Year Celebration of the Foundry
  4. The Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs for September 26 - 28, 2014
  5. A Thought On Wisdom From William James
  6. Forbes Announces Its 33rd Annual Forbes 400 Ranking Of The Richest Americans
  7. Calaveras Chamber Of Commerce Names Staci Johnston As New Executive Director
  8. Utility Work On Hwy 88 To Cause Traffic Delays
  9. Scheduled Work Areas for the State Route 4 paving project in Calaveras County
  10. President Obama's Weekly Address: America is Leading the World
  11. MLL League Football Play Is Underway. Calaveras, Sonora & Amador Start In The Win Column (Updated With Video)
  12. Calaveras County Search and Rescue Receives ,000 Donation
  13. Cooking and Convenience Go Phone-in-Hand with GE’s New Free-Standing Range You Can Operate from a Smartphone
  14. Join The Calaveras Chamber of Commerce for Candidates Night "Meet and Greet"
  15. You Are Invited to Join The Celebration of the Completion of the New Arnold Bikeweay Connection Project on September 29th!
  16. 49er Motors Is Your Complete, Local, Full Service Dealership
  17. Busines Focus...Autosmith In Hathaway Pines - 209.795.2269
  18. The SPARROW Program of Tuolumne County is Becoming Available in Calaveras
  19. Make Plans For The Murphys Diggins Craft Faire 2014
  20. Angels Camp At The End Of The Rainbox ~ Lea Marie Paar
  21. 18 Candidates To Gather Sunday, September 28
  22. Make Plans Now For The Angels Camp Gold Run On Sept. 28th
  23. Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
  24. 49er Motors Big Fall Blowout Sale!! 209.736.4949
  25. Michael Oliveira For Supervisor District 3
  26. Dana Pfeil For Superior Court Judge Department One
  27. Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
  28. Traffic Update....Sonora Pass Closed At Kennedy Meadows Due To Show
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