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Monday, Jun 1
10:15 AM Hospice of the Sierra's Grief Support Group in Murphys
Tuesday, Jun 2
Wednesday, Jun 3
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Jun 4
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
Friday, Jun 5
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Saturday, Jun 6
All Day Twain Harte Royal Flush Crapper Derby & Craft Fair
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
04:00 PM Savour the Flavour Wine & Olive Oil Tasting Event
06:00 PM Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
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Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident On Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 05:10 PM
Arnold, CA...CHP is reporting and accident on Hwy 4 near Lakemont. Please use caution in the area...

Wine & Dine with Chatom at Bear Valley! Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 6pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 12:32 PM
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Behind The Bottle Concert Under The Stars At Chatom Vineyards

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 12:18 PM
Douglas Flat, CA...Chatom Vineyards announces their first Behind the Bottle Concert under the Stars with Risky Biscuits and The Little Fuller Band! Saturday, June 20th at 6pm in the courtyard at Chatom. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs welcome!

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For May 31st, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 11:38 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are enclosed...

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Gerald Eugene “Gene” Ogletree, 77, of Valley Springs Died May 25, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 11:25 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Gerald Eugene “Gene” Ogletree, 77, of Valley Springs died May 25, 2015. He was born in Dumas, TX to Virgil and Lottie (Roy) Ogletree. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Sacramento State. In 1955 he was married to the Former Rosamond Kibbe in Yuba City, CA. They have two children. Mr. Ogletree joined the California Army National Guard in 1955 and served with Honor and distinction, rising to the rank of Sargent First Class.

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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 06/01/2015 09:53 AM
Arnold, CA...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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Supreme Court Reaffirms Free Speech Rights In Facebook Comment Case

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 09:38 AM
Washington, DC...The US Supreme Court Today reaffirmed free speech rights when it overturned a conviction of a man convicted when he made online rants against his ex-wife. From the syllabus "After his wife left him, petitioner Anthony Douglas Elonis, under the pseudonym “Tone Dougie,” used the social networking Web site Facebook to post self-styled rap lyrics containing graphically violent language and imagery concerning his wife, co-workers, a kindergarten class, and state and federal law enforcement. These posts were often interspersed with disclaimers that the lyrics were “fictitious”and not intended to depict real persons, and with statements that Elonis was exercising his First Amendment rights. Many who knew him saw his posts as threatening, however, including his boss, who fired him for threatening co-workers, and his wife, who sought and was granted a state court protection-from-abuse order against him...

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Make Plans Now To Attend The 18th Annual Paddlefest!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 09:12 AM

Opt To Adopt An Adult!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 08:48 AM
Arnold & Angels Camp, CA...Opt To Adopt An Adult! For a $20 adoption fee you can adopt Exceptional, Loving Adult Cats

Inside View With Host Joel Metzger and Guest Peter Livanos, Drought Landscaping

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 07:48 AM
San Andreas, CA...Inside View #166 with Host Joel Metzger and Guest Peter Livanos, Drought Landscaping


Pepper Von Zumba & Fierce Funk Master Class June 2

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/01/2015 07:44 AM
San Andreas, CA...Make plans now to attend the Pepper Von Master Class. Zumba & Fierce Funk - All Levels Welcome. June 2, 6:00 - 7:30pm at San Andreas Town Hall, 24 Church Hill Street, San Andreas, CA. Call 209.639.9221

Got Pine Needles? Need Them Gone? Call 209.265.6115

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2015 07:05 AM

Thank You For Your Visits....Site Migration Picks Up Pace

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/31/2015 05:22 PM
Arnold, CA...Starting tomorrow morning all new stories will be posted here on the classic site framework and also on our new site framework. We have been working behind the scenes to get core functionality up and running and now it's time to start adding content, advertising and traffic to she how she holds up. There will still be many layout, fit n finish, and structure changes but New calendar events can now be submitted on the new site as well. It is still very much a work in progress but if you are sharing a story or photos socially then it will be much cleaner from new site. It will also add a new comment section as well. This old site is almost like family to us but some of it's code dates back to 1999 and an upgrade now is now not a matter of if but when...

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Shop Timeless Home Gallery This Summer

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/31/2015 02:47 PM

Don't Miss The Arnold Arts & Adventure Expo-June 20, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/31/2015 02:23 PM

Hotel Leger Backyard Blues n BBQ 2015 Summer Music Series

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 02:53 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Historic Hotel Leger is pleased to announce our 2nd season of Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ Summer Music Series through September 6th! Come and join us every Sunday from Noon to 4pm in our outdoor Pool Courtyard for some AWESOME BBQ and great live Blues music from some of the best Blues bands in the Northern California region! Full bar, house-made lemonade and soft drinks available as well!

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Sound Underground Concert on Sunday May 31 at Petroglyphe Gallery

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 11:21 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Talking about a revolution . . . Sound Underground Jazz Trio is revolutionizing the music world. Classical Revolution got its start at San Francisco’s Revolution Café. It has since become a “movement”, spanning 30 cities, now making its way to the Sierra Foothills via Petroglyphe Gallery. The trio is composed of guitar, trumpet and alto saxophone, plus woodwinds. These innovative young men have been globetrotting their fresh sound to an international audience. Their collaboration began as roommates studying at the Frost School of Music in Miami and continues today.

Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents the Leftover Cuties (Reminder Tonight)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/30/2015 09:39 AM
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the first concert of our 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series – featuring The Leftover Cuties! “We’re thrilled to be able to kick off our 2015 Summer Concert Series with such an interesting group of musicians as the Leftover Cuties,” said winery co-owner Jeff Stai. “The Leftover Cuties blend 1930s acoustic jazz, a dash of Dixieland, and a modern pop vibe into sort of a retro mix of awesomeness. I know that probably makes no sense, you’ll just have to come to the show to see what I mean.”

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Twisted Oak Winery, Announces The 2015 Edition Of The Award-Winning Twisted Folk Summer Concert Series.

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/06/2015 02:45 PM
Vallecito, CA..Twisted Oak winery, in Vallecito, California, announces the 2015 edition of the award-winning Twisted Folk Summer Concert Series. This year’s Twisted Folk Summer Concert Series is going INTERNATIONAL! We are presenting six shows - including bands from Australia, Canada, and Sweden - nine musicians who are back by popular demand, and a few Grammy winners. The diverse musical styles represented this year, range from traditional to contemporary, plugged-in & unplugged, Americana, Celtic, Scandinavian, folk-rock, vocal virtuosity, and instrumental wizardry. All happening at our scenic hilltop venue for your listening and drinking pleasure!...

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Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 04:43 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Trading Post has friendly smiles and even a Free Soda with every fill up! Stop and say hi and top off your tanks today! Angels Trading Post has everything you need to keep you Hopping when you visit our area. Great Prices on Gas, Drinks, Sodas, Java City Coffees and more. They also accept E.B.T. cards.and have great prices on tobacco products. They are open everyday from 5am to Midnight!! Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4.

Sizzling Summer Deals At 49er Motors

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 03:55 PM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors sizzling summer savings are here now! And our finance rates are HOT!! Come in down and let us put you behind the wheel of a Car, Truck or SUV today!! We can finance most anyone from terrible to great credit.

2009 Subaru Forester XLL Bean Edition, 4cyl 2.5L , All Wheel Drive, Leather Seats, Panorama Moonroof, Cruise Control, Auto Windows & Locks, Roof Rack, Fog Lights, Steering Wheel Controls, Keyless Entry, Heated Front Seats. Motor Trend Crowned This Subaru 2009 Sport Utility Of The Year, Throw Your Bike On Top, And Your Dog In The Back And Take This On A Mountain Cruise !!!!! ON SALE $14,949 VIN:JF2SH64699H707052

2006 Ford Super Duty F250, Crew Cab, 6.0L V8 Diesel 4x4, Leather, Dual Power Seats, Moonroof, 6 Disc Cd Player, Steering Wheel Controls, Auto-On Headlights & Fog Lights, Bed Liner, Towing Package And Much More. This Is An Awesome Looking Truck With Enough Power To Pull Your Toys!!!!! ON SALE $22,449 VIN:1FTSW21P36ED76301

2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, 4x4 Automatic, V6 3.8L, 4 Door, Power Windows, Power Locks, Mp3 Cd Player, Air Conditioning, Fog Lights, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Superior off-road ability, fun to drive around town, rough-and-tumble image!!!! Wont Last Long !!!!
ON SALE $26,949 Vin:1j4ga691x9l713021

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP- Fast Clean, 2 owner. Clean car fax, Leather, Moon roof, power windows and locks and much more!!
ON SALE $4949 VIN-1G2WR12171F100739

2007 Kia Optima LX, Great Commuter !!!! 4cyl 2.4L, Automatic Doorlocks and Windows, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, Cd Player, This is an Affordable Great Family Car or Commuter. Wont Last Long!!! ON SALE $7249 Vin: KNAGE123175129291

2001 Chaparral SSE 180 18Ft on Ziemen Trailer, Volvo Penta 4.3 GL Motor Inboard/Outboard, Open Bow, 8 Seater, Lots of Storage, Wake Board Tower, Plush Carpet, Captains Chairs, Large Swim Deck, ski locker, Cd Player, Low Hours !!!!!
ON SALE $10,949 Hull #: FGB72296D101 Trailer Vin# zw87901
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Avery Middle School Teacher Loses Cancer Battle

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 03:43 PM
Avery, CA...Dear Avery Middle School Families, It is with great sadness that I share with you that our beloved Mrs. McKeen passed away yesterday morning in her home. This afternoon we shared this news with our student body. Staff members including our school psychologist were present to meet with grieving students. We are making you aware of Mrs. McKeen’s passing so that you will have the opportunity to comfort and support your child in this time....

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Traffic Update...Vehicle Over The Side On Hwy 88

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 01:54 PM
Pioneer, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle over the side near Sr88 / Mormon Emigrant Trl. A vehicle has gone about 40ft over the side and into the trees. An air ambulance has been dispatched. Please use caution in the area...
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Angels Camp Certified Farmers Market begins June 5 ACBA Starts the Season with a Bang

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 12:59 PM
Angels Camp, May 28, 2014 – With the onset of summer, one of the area’s most celebrated events returns – the Angels Camp Certified Farmers Market. Every Friday starting June 5 through Sept. 25 the Angels Camp Business Association brings farm-fresh vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits, healthy hand-crafted products, live entertainment, dinner options, desserts and a featured local winery to Utica Park from 5 p.m. to dusk.

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Grover Anderson Oct. 23, 1933 – May 21, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 12:52 PM
Murphys, CA...Grover Anderson Oct. 23, 1933 – May 21, 2015. Born in Ceres, CA, the fourth and last child of James G. and Hattie Anderson, Grover died peacefully at home with his family in Murphys. In 1947, Grover’s father and eldest brother Leonard purchased the Dorrington Hotel and Camp Connell store and surrounding property. Grover was enrolled at Bret Harte High – a musically gifted student who also excelled academically and athletically. He loved playing football as a Bullfrog. He was a member of the Angels Camp Miners Band and is sweetly remembered picking up his clarinet or trumpet and playing along with music from the stereo at home. Once, when entreated by his wife to be quiet because their firstborn, Jack, was sleeping, he replied “he’d better get used to it!” We all did, and when he could no longer hold the instrument to his lips, we missed the perfectly pitched melodies that gave us an idea of the soul inside the man.

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Copperopolis Town Square Sunday Farmers Market Starting July 5th

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 11:43 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Calling All Vendors For The 1st Annual Fresh Farmers Market at Copperopolis Town Square…”Market at The Square” Looking for Growers, Handmade Items, Arts and Crafts, Food, Wines and Street Faire Vendors. Market Will Be Held Every Sunday Starting July 5th from 9am-1pm and run through Sunday October 4th. Live Music Every Week!

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Rescission of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 11:31 AM
Washington, DC...In December 2014, the President instructed the Secretary of State to immediately launch a review of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, and provide a report to him within six months regarding Cuba’s support for international terrorism. On April 8, 2015, the Secretary of State completed that review and recommended to the President that Cuba no longer be designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism...

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May Flowers Have Sprung For Plan B

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 11:25 AM
Murphys, CA...Sat June 6th...1st Annual "Sounds of Summer" Concert Series at Copperopolis Town Square! FREE Live Music... yup in june , July, Aug...there are some good bands playin this place, so track those shows....

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Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men’s Club Results for Wednesday May 27, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 10:21 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Game: THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY. Two net Best Balls on Hole #1; Two middle net Balls on Hole #2; Two worst net Balls on Hole #3; repeat sequence. 1st Place Fred Russell, Paul Agriesti, Don Pulliam Dennis Schneider. 2nd Place Tie: Buddy Robinson, Bill Lawrence, Mark Weinheimer, Chris Niehuis. 2nd Place Tie: Bob Bowser, John Buckman, Keith Jolly, Conrad Boisvert. Closest to the Flagstick: Hole #8: Bert Sobon 5’7”, Chris Niehuis 11’11”

1st place winners pictured above from Left: Fred Russell, Paul Agriesti and Don Pulliam (Dennis Schneider not pictured)

Cal Fire Electricity Service Inspections? ~ Letter To The Editor By Alex Stromeyer

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 10:07 AM
Arnold, CA...I have noticed many property owners who have not cleared their electricity service lines from PG&E's service to their homes.Far too many neglected service drops are overgrown with trees rubbing the insulation off the service electricity lines that send power to homes.I know many hate "Big Government", "Big Brother", however when it comes to the public good for all, and wildfires are a public issue, we all are threatened by wild fires, it makes good sense that Cal Fire inspect all service drops to homes in Calaveras County...
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Sonora Man Passes Away After Accident

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 09:25 AM
Mi-Wuk Village, CA...An 86 year old Sonora man slumped over in tow truck and passed away after an accident just after noon yesterday. The accident occurred on Hwy 108 near Wheeler Road. A Tucson, AZ man was driving a 2012 Ford pickup westbound and being followed by the 2005 Chevy pickup driven by the now deceased 86 year old Sonora man. The driver of the Ford had pulled to the north shoulder of the roadway and attempted a U turn and struck the Chevy pickup on the left side...

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Summer Is Time For Super Cruising On A Super Cruiser On New Melones

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 07:33 AM
Angels Camp, CA...New Melones Lake Marina has all the water toys you need this summer. This week they are featuring Super Cruisers. The Super Cruiser pictured below has a bathroom on board, slide, sink, picnic tables, and lounge chairs. It is available overnight. Plenty of room for family and friends. Just click below to make reservations online.

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Now Is A Great Time To Start Scouting! Registration Night May 29th

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2015 11:29 AM

Arrests In Jamestown Stabbing Case

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 05:21 PM
Jamestown, CA...On 5/14/2015 the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office responded to Bench Dr. in Jamestown regarding a stabbing of a 30 year old male. The injuries were determined to be life threatening and the victim was immediately transported to Modesto for surgery....
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Cal Fire Helicopter 404 On Search & Rescue In Highland Lakes Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 05:20 PM
Lake Alpine, CA....Helicopter 404 out of Columbia has been dispatched and should now be on scene in the Highland Lake area for a search & rescue mission for possibly two women missing out of San Joaquine County

Traffic Update...Possible Injury Accident Near Sr120 / New Priest Grade

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 02:37 PM
Groveland, CA...CHP is reporting a Possible Injury Accident Near Sr120 / New Priest Grade. Please use caution in the area...

Outdoor Burning Suspended In California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 02:29 PM
San Andreas – As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. This suspension takes effect June 1, 2015 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris including branches and leaves....

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Traffic Update...Three Baby Llamas In Roadway

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 11:38 AM
San Andreas, CA...CHP is reporting three baby llamas in the roadway near 501 Gold Strike Road. Please, Please use caution in the area...

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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through June 2, 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 11:17 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.
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This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center – MERLIN & CLANCY!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 09:10 AM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market, open Thurs. through Sat., 10 am–5 pm (Phone 209-795-GIVE). Merlin & Clancy will be there, along with other kitties who would love to meet you. We will also have kitties available at our Angels Camp Adoption Center, located in Angels Town Center (240 S. Main St./Hwy 49). New summer hours for Angels Camp are Thurs/Fri,10 am–5 pm, and Sat., 11 am–5pm. The Angels Camp Adoption Center will have GUEST CATS from Calaveras County Animal Services available for adoption again this week, so if you'd like to meet shelter cats at one of our adoption centers, check out the cats in Angels Camp this week! CHS foster kitties will be there too!

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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – May 29 to June 6

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2015 07:42 AM
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 to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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JOJO Is Lost!! Help Him Find His Way Home

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2015 05:31 PM
Arnold, CA... My dog is JOJO and he is a black poodle mix. 14 lbs Very friendly. He is chipped. Last seen on Rancho Paradiso in Arnold. My name is Carrie phone number is 209-262-8783 and my address is 2136 Rancho Paradiso. We are devastated! Thank you in advance.


Big Crowd For New Melones Marina Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2015 08:11 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The docks, boats and decks were filled for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the New, New Melones Marina. Ownership is now is local hands as the Mills Family unveiled the remodeled and freshened up Marina. The event also helped reinforce that while water levels may be less than what we would like there is still plenty of water waiting for all of your watersport, boating and houseboating adventures. The ribbon cutting ceremony was officiated by Supervisor Debbie Ponte and Darrin Mills' former babysitter. Refreshments and Newsome Harlow wines were served.

New Melones Marina Ribbon Cutting Video In HD
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Magnolia Rythm Trio At Alchemy Winemakers Night June 2nd.

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2015 04:33 PM

Traffic Advisory...State Route 89 From State Route 4 To Alpine/Eldorado County Line

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2015 04:13 PM
Alpine County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on State Route 89 (SR-89) from SR-4 to the Alpine/El Dorado County line for paving. Work will begin Tuesday, May 26, 2015, through Friday, May 29, 2015, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m...

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IRS Statement on the "Get Transcript" Incident That Exposted 100,000 Taxpayers

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2015 03:39 PM
Washington, DC...The IRS announced today that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ “Get Transcript” application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address....

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Sign Up Now For A Sewing Class At Country Cloth

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2015 02:33 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Do you have a serger or sewing machine that you need help with? Maybe you don't use it as often as you'd like to because you've forgotten what it can do? On Thursday, June 18 Ginger will be teaching a Serger Review class & on Thursday, June 25 she will teach a Sewing Machine Review. The fee is $25, or FREE to BERNINA CLUB members. All makes & models of machines are welcome! Call the shop (209)736-4998 or stop by to sign up for this class & start sewing again!

Rocelli Roofing Is Ready To Take Care Of All Your Roofing Needs!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2015 02:03 PM
Murphys, CA...John Roscelli owner of Roscelli Roofing is ready to assist you with your roofing needs. John grew up in Murphys and is now raising his family here. He has been in the roofing industry for the last 12 years and is fully qualified and licensed for whatever your roofing needs are.. New Roofs – Repairs – Inspections – Roof Cleaning & Maintenance

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1st Annual Copper Town Square KIDS CAMP!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2015 01:19 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Hey Kids Come On Out for Three Fun Filled Days of Summer Camp at Copperopolis Town Square from 9am-12pm, June 10th, 11th and 12th! Snacks, Games, Arts and Crafts, Archery, Ice Cream Social and Much More! $5 Per Day/$15 for all 3 days. Sponsored by Castle & Cooke, TLC Learning Center and Copper Parks & Rec. All Kids Ages 7-12 are Invited for Some Fabulous Fun!! Scholarships Are Available. Please call Kim at 209.785.9700 or Lori at 209.206.5355 to Sign Up Your Child Now!

TLC - The Learning Center at Copperopolis Town Square Now Offering Drop-In Child Care

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2015 01:00 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Copperopolis Town Square – the events, shopping and entertainment gathering place in Calaveras County – announces a recent addition, TLC – The Learning Center, is now offering drop-in child care. Perfect for spur-of-the-moment date nights, the drop-in option is the pre-school and after-school childcare facility’s latest programming addition. Also just-announced is an eight-week summer kids’ camp with a registration deadline of Monday, June 1. "We’re so excited to open our doors to the children of Calaveras County,” says owner and operator Lori Cox, a local resident. “Our team is dedicated to ensuring they have fun, while also learning critical skills like manners and etiquette, reading, and simple science and math.” TLC – The Learning Center’s fun, relevant curriculum makes it a place for children to learn and grow. It also includes arts & crafts, cooking, music, outdoor play, kindergarten preparation and much more....

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  13. Traffic Update...Possible Injury Accident Near Sr26 / Paloma Rd
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  21. Brice Station Hill Top Concert Series Starts Tonight With The Snarky Cats
  22. Mind Matters Clinic Seeking Executive Director
  23. The 2015 Mini Math Bowl Results Are In
  24. Make Plans To Play & Bid For A Great Cause
  25. The CCWD Board Is Back In Action On Wednesday
  26. Cantamos At Big Trees State Park Saturday June 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm
  27. Don't Miss The Sammy Leverone Band Tonight At Sequoia Woods
  28. Presidential Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day
  29. Missing Bull Dog On French Gulch Road (Dog Has Been Found)
  30. Murphys Hotel Community Yard Sale
  31. Arnold Ace Home Center Memorial Weekend Deals
  32. The Inaugural Copper Town Square Summer Concert Series (Chains Required On May 23rd)
  33. Angels Camp PD / Sonora PD Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint
  34. Your Bargain Book Dreams Await
  35. Stop By 49er Motors For Your New Summer Ride
  36. State Department Update Including Clinton Email Update
  37. New Melones Lake Marina Celebrates Grand Opening May 22
  38. Make Plans Now To Attend The 18th Annual Paddlefest!!
  39. Traffic Update...Non-Injury Accident In Jamestown
  40. Spring Home-Buying Season Off To Strong Start
  41. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – May 22 to May 30
  42. Let Action Realty Take Care Of All Your Real Estate Needs
  43. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through April 21!
  44. Avery Middle School Honored By State As Gold Ribbon School
  45. Make Plans To Attend June Chamber Of Commerce Mixer At The Square
  46. Bold and Bright New Styles at The Clothes Mine!
  47. Traffic Update...Tree In Roadway From Morning Accident On Jesus Maria
  48. O.A.R.S. Pledges 0K in Money and Trips to Get Kids into National Parks
  49. DUI Saturation Patrol Nets 6 DUI Arrests
  50. The 2015 Frog Jump Parade Almost 300 Photos & Full Video

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Patriot Act
Should The Patriot Act Be Renewed

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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.

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