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Friday, Jul 11
07:00 PM Music at Tortuga's
Saturday, Jul 12
10:00 AM July Master Food Preserver Class
10:00 AM Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Murphys - 209-728-3072
12:30 PM Guided Hike, Big Trees State Park - 209-795-3840
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
06:00 PM The GABA Summer Concer Series At The HUB
07:00 PM Music at Tortuga's
Sunday, Jul 13
07:30 AM Native Sons of the Golden West Monthly Breakfast
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
12:00 PM Backyard Blues 'n' BBQ
Monday, Jul 14
10:00 AM Free weekly blood pressure screen for seniors
12:30 PM AARP Smart Driver Class
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Jul 15
All Day Camp Sew Fun 2014 At Country Cloth
05:00 PM Angels Camp Weight Watchers
Wednesday, Jul 16
All Day Camp Sew Fun 2014 At Country Cloth
05:30 PM Spaghetti Western Dinner and Movie, Mokelumne Hill - 209-286-1401
06:00 PM Calaveras Arts Council's Music In The Parks
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, Jul 17
All Day Camp Sew Fun 2014 At Country Cloth
05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Cruise Nights"
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
07:00 PM Music at Tortuga's
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous

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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week July 9 through July 18

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 06:24 PM
Murphys, CA...Save the Date - July 19, 2014 - Murphys Homecoming Celebration & Duck Races - Murphys Community Club presents their annual Homecoming Celebration and Duck Races in the Murphys Community Park. The Calaveras Community Band will kick off the festivities with a concert starting at 11:30 a.m. Other activities will include the Old Timers Luncheon for local residents who are at least 70 years of age and have lived in the area for ten years or more. The Murphys Community Club will be selling hot dogs, potato salad, ice cream bars, wine and other beverages. There is no admission charge. For further information go to or call 209-728-8183. There will be entertainment for the youngsters, booths sponsored by local organizations and the always entertaining Duck Races in the afternoon. Proceeds from the Duck Races will benefit the Calaveras Mentoring Program. Purchase your ducks, see a video of past races and get all the details at

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49er Motors Has Three Open Positions

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 05:29 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Another three jobs have been added to our local economy as 49er Motors continues it's growth and maturation into a full service dealership in downtown Angels Camp. They are hiring another mechanic, a service writer and a salesperson. Additional details are enclosed....

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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – July 11 to July 19

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 05:15 PM
“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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Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen 1997 - 2014

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 05:00 PM
Copperopolis, CA....Tyler Paul “Taffy” Tafjen, 16, passed away in his home on July 8, 2014. He was born October 7, 1997 in Berkeley California, the son of Donald and Karen Tafjen. He was entering his Senior year at Bret Harte High School where he was a 3 year member of the baseball team and FFA. Tyler was a boy who loved his life in Copperopolis. Baseball has been his life since the age of 4 ½ from Little League to high school and proudly making the Varsity team his Sophomore year. His passions were baseball, fishing, dirt bike riding, mountain and BMX biking, Country music, his '86 Jeep Comanche and his friends...

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Sobriety/Driver License Checkpoint

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 03:13 PM
San Andreas, Ca... On Saturday July 12, 2014, the California Highway Patrol San Andreas office, along with the Angels Camp Police Department, will be conducting a Sobriety/Driver License Checkpoint. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter DUI/unlicensed drivers. The checkpoint will be staffed by officers of the California Highway Patrol and Angels Camp Police Drug Recognition Experts, certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will be on site to provide on the spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand held breath testing devices which provide an accurate measure of blood alcohol concentration of those suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles, regardless of type, will be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can be expected to be arrested and booked into the county jail.
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Vehicle Fire Near Copperopolis on July 10th, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 02:52 PM
Copperopolis, Ca....At approximately 2:30 on July 10th, 2014, on highway 4 near Copperopolis, vehicle was towing a camper trailer up the grade when it caught fire. 4 1/2 acres of vegetation burned when the vehicle pulled over to the side of the road....
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This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – JERICA, LILY & JAIME!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/11/2014 11:48 AM
Arnold, CA...Stop by Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store Adoption Center in Arnold, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market (Phone 209-795-GIVE). The store will be open THURS.–SAT., 10 am-5 pm. We will have lots of kittens available to meet you this week. Come in and meet the "purrfect" kitten for you. Enjoy the video!

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Celebration of Life for Tyler Tafjen At Angels Gun Club July 16th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 10:53 AM
Copperopolis, CA....A celebration of life for Tyler Tafjen will be held on Wednesday July 16, 2014 at the Angels Camp Gun Club at 5:00 pm. The celebration of life will be followed by a BBQ. If you would like to bring food items to share please call Cyndi Nordvik at 770-3071.

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The 2014 Arnold Parade...The Floats, Entrants & The Crowds! We Have 454 Photos & Full Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/11/2014 01:21 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Last Saturday morning Hwy 4 closed down to make way for a huge crowd in Arnold. We think it was the largest crowd since at least 2006 but we had several business people tell us they thought it was the largest parade crowd ever. So is Arnold back as a premier destination? Well thousands and thousands voted with their attendance in the affirmative. In our informal business survey we asked several businesses and everyone we spoke with is already up or expects to end the year up by double digits. Below we have 454 Photos and Full Parade Video. We would like to thank Cedar Creek Realty in Arnold for sponsoring our Arnold Parade Coverage Since 2006!!!!

Arnold Parade 2014 In HD
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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials & Big Savings, 2 Coupons, Weekly Specials

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 02:31 PM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA... Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. I would like to personally thank the Kautz family for providing our community with another fabulous 4th of July celebration. Year after year the Kautz family supports Calaveras County with their generous contributions to our quality of life. Thank you! - Mike Croshaw

Sierra Hills Natural Food Store only Click on the coupon, print and bring it in to Sierra Hills Natural Food Market Click below for our weekly specials

Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Do you know you can now text your deli orders to the stores? For Sierra Hills Market the number is 209-753-7115. For Angels Food Market the number is (209)-753-7331. Now that is easy!! Senior Days now Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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Bret Harte High School - Class of 1994, 20 Year Reunion

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/03/2014 09:59 PM
Angels Camp, Ca...Bret Harte High School-Class of 1994-20 year reunion is August 2, 2014. If you are interested in attending please email: Tickets are $55 per person.

Letter to the Editor Concerning World Population Day,

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 10:27 PM
World Population Day, observed annually on July 11, was created by the United Nations in recognition of the need to raise awareness about the problems created by growing human populations. Not long ago, on July 11, 1987, the world's population reached Five Billion people. Today there are more than Seven Billion people and we are adding 227,000 more each day. Common sense tells us that this cannot go on forever. We are already running out of space, food, and clean water in many places the world. Indeed, climate change, and the concurrent crisis- species extinction - are the result of too many people living in disregard of earth's limits. The toll of wildlife has been devastating: species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 times greater than what is normal. 25% of ALL species are now endanger of extinction. The number one cause is habitat destruction by people. This impending huge loss of biodiversity will cost us much more than our most cherished creatures- orangutans, rhinos, elephants, tigers, pandas, etc. It will imperil the stability of the web-of-life on which we all depend....
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Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 08:54 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels 6 Theatres in historic Angels Camp is the best place to see a movie in the Mother Lode. Click Below for full schedule.

Check Out the Latest Movies at Angels 6 Theatres Above!

Valley Springs Rocked Out to Suprecret at the Ball Field

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 05:12 PM
Valley Springs, Ca...At the Valley Springs Ball Field on July 9th, 2014, the dynamic duo of Suprecret had everybody grooving with their quick wit, original songs, and their own take on some of the classics. With the Arts Council passing out frisbees and hula hoops donated from Mark Twain Medical Center, the Ball Field was a perfect venue; the crowd was able to spread out so there was room to relax, dance, or play, wherever the tunes took you...

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Fire Update...Forward Progress Of Copperopolis Area Fire Slowed at 5-6 Acres

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 02:58 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Air and ground crews are working a vehicle fire into vegetation along Hwy 4. The fire is just east of Copper and it sounds like they have kept another one from growing beyond 5-6 acres. Great work everyone!
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The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 9th through 10th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 02:13 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 9th through 10th...

We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!
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Tour of the Alps Bicycle Event Will Close State Route 4 in Alpine County and State Route 89 in Alpine and Mono Counties

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 01:47 PM
Alpine County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 4 (SR-4) in Alpine County and SR-89 in Alpine and Mono counties for the annual Tour of the California Alps bicycle event on Saturday, July 12, 2014....
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Mike Ryan Honored as July 2014 Mentor of the Month

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 01:18 PM
Murphys, Ca...The Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program is pleased to honor Murphys resident Mike Ryan as its July 2014 Mentor of the Month. Mike, a seven-year resident of Forest Meadows, has been partnered with his eleven-year-old mentee, Nathan Leon, for just over a year. “Mike approaches mentoring with a wonderful enthusiasm and attention to his mentee,” said Colleen Dolan, Coordinator of Mentoring Programs for the Calaveras County Office of Education. “When I asked Mike if he wanted to mentor Nathan for a second year, his response was, ‘Whatever Nathan wants, I can do!’” Mike and Nathan both enjoy being outdoors and exploring the history of Calaveras County. The two of them have taken many trips around the area visiting Moaning Caverns and Columbia State Historic Park. “One of Nathan’s favorite things to do is to go out exploring the hills around our property on one of our ATVs,” said Mike. “And that just happens to be one of my favorite things to do too! We’re a great match.”

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Tyler Tafjen Benefit Fund Set Up At Umpqua Bank

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 11:14 AM
Copperopolis, CA...A fund has been set up for the family of Tyler Tafjen at Umpqua Bank. If you would like to help the family offset costs associated with the loss of their son please donate in his name.


Your Internet Broadband Advocates at Central Sierra Connect Want To Know...Have You Been Tested Yet?

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 09:00 AM
Central Sierra Connect is a program of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency. Our vision is to bridge the digital divide by bringing broadband to the people and the people to broadband. Right now, that vision is threatened by inaccurate information being used by decision makers in Sacramento and Washington D.C. Our region needs high speed, broadband Internet service in order to grow and prosper in today’s economy. We need to get accurate information into the hands of those who fund the projects that can make that happen. To do that, we need to know about the Internet service you receive at your home and business addresses. And we've made it super easy to do – it only takes 5 minutes! Just click below or on this link to access the Internet Service Reporting Form:

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A Sad Night At Bret Harte At Vigil For Tyler Tafjen

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2014 12:55 AM
Angels Camp, CA...There was a vigil held tonight at Bret Harte for Tyler Tafjen. The Multi Purpose room, was filled to celebrate his memory and share the pain of his sudden loss. Faith based and other groups and resources were on hand to help those he left behind. We will be posting links and additional resources the next few days... From Live On tonight "Please remember, You are loved, you are important and you are not alone!!". Below are a few photos from tonight....


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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2014 03:16 PM
Arnold, CA...Since 1990 Jon Ellis has had a dream of a great, upscale, custom home community on the beautiful 180 acres 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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Larry Dean Witt 2-3-54 to 6-23-14

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 10:32 PM
Angels Camp, CA...On June 23rd 2014, Larry Dean Witt lost the war he waged with cancer. And what a fight he gave. He chose to end this battle in his own home surrounded by family rather than a hospital. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Sierra for their compassion during this heartbreaking time. During these last days he was able to have 5 generations of love around him, his mother, brother, daughter, grandchildren and great granddaughter....

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Traffic Update....Changing Tire In Traffic Lane & Non-Injury Accident on Dunn Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 03:47 PM
Murphys & Valley Springs, CA....There is a man changing a tire in the eastbound lane on Hwy 4 near Forest Meadows and in Valley Springs there is a non-injury accident off of Dunn Road....


A Few Tips For a Beautiful Deck!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 03:19 PM
Calaveras County, CA...Ahh summertime! The days are longer, our skin gets darker and our hair gets lighter. We spend more time outdoors playing, relaxing, and BBQing. There is also a lot of entertaining to be done at home, most likely outside on your deck. But what if your deck just isn't up to par and replacing it just isn't in the cards this year? There are ways to fix up your deck without spending a ton of money. Here are a few tips and tricks to pretty up your deck for the summer...

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Vigil To Be Held For Tyler Tafjen Tonight At Bret Harte

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 11:36 AM
Angels Camp, CA...There will be a vigil held tonight, 7-9-14, at 6:30 at Bret Harte in the Multi Purpose room, for Tyler Tafjen, a young Copperopolis man who so sadly lost his life yesterday, 7-8-14.

There will be grief counselors available as well as Hospice Grief busters from Live-On.

Jury Finds Man Guilty In Three Strikes Case

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2014 10:23 AM
San Andreas, CA...On Tuesday a Calaveras County jury convicted a Stockton man, Robert Swiggart, of four felonies with two strike priors, four prison priors and one misdemeanor. The felonies include criminal threats, inflicting injury on Jane Doe a co-habitant, attempting to extort $5,000, and stalking of Jane Doe after a restraining order was issued against him....
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The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 8th

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/09/2014 12:14 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 8th...

We would like to Thank Signal Service for Sponsoring our Law Enforcement Category!
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2014 Senior of the Year - Submit Your Nominations Now!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/09/2014 12:06 AM
San Andreas, Ca...The Calaveras Commission on Aging recently sent out 125 Call for Nominations letter to county service clubs, organizations and churches in the search for the 2014 Calaveras Senior of the Year. Recognizing that senior volunteers are a vital lifeline for most organizations, the chosen senior will be honored Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at a luncheon at the Town Hall Building in San Andreas. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, July 29, 2014 and the nomination letter may be downloaded at Eligibility Requirements and Nomination Information are detailed. Contact Kathi at (209) 498-2246 for questions. The Calaveras Senior of the Year has been recognized since 1976. Every year, the choice is challenging because of the names of those submitted and their vast contributions...
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Twisted Folk Summer Concert Packages

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/21/2014 10:43 PM

Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services.

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/12/2014 08:34 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Time to order your new Mahindra Tractor from Joe's Services. Joe Thomas has over 28 years of experience performing overhauls and general maintenance on small to mid-size tractors. He provides the finest workmanship at a reasonable price. Joe's Services is a Mahindra authorized dealer.

Fire Update...Crews Working One Acre On Jesus Maria

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/08/2014 06:54 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA....Crews are working a 1 acre vegetation fire on Jesus Maria in the Whiskey Slide area. More to follow if needed....Update as of 6:57pm...They are releasing some air units so it looks like they will be able to wrap up another one....

Let Action Realty Spring Into Action For Your Real Estate Needs

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/08/2014 06:05 PM

Theft of a Beautiful Heirloom

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/08/2014 05:25 PM
Arnold, Ca...We are sad to report that our cherished heirloom flag was stolen from in front of our home during the night time hours of July 5-6. It was a lovely 4' x 8' flag with beautiful embroidered stars. It was used to drape the casket of Jen's great grandfather, a WW1 veteran. Needless to say, she is heartbroken... The flag was a big hit during the Arnold parade. Many families posed in front of it throughout the day. The thief actually cut the corners away from the flag rather than bothering to simply untie it. A blue cloth bag was found laying in the driveway where the theft took place, possibly the thief's. We know that the flag is gone forever but just wanted to show one last picture of it. Thanks, Jim and Jen in Arnold.
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Local Artist Receives Special International Recognition

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/08/2014 05:19 PM
Arnold, Ca...Artist Ann Nancy Macomber of Arnold, California, has received a Special Recognition Award in the "16th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition" hosted by Upstream People Gallery. This international exhibition received approximately 150 art entries from around the world and 30 artists were selected by the juror Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, U. S. A. Professor Bradshaw states this about this specially recognized work: "'ANN NANCY MACOMBER of Arnold, California presents the show a colorful and moving curvilinear quilt with imagery of a butterfly that seems to have flown throughout the space. The quilting technique is well done indeed."'

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A Big Boom Blasts From Gold Rush Country WITH A Visit From Myth Busters On The Discovery Channel, Resulting In A Local Fundraiser.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/08/2014 02:17 PM
Angels Camp, CA...(Carson Hill Mine)...Thursday July 10th, 6pm PST. National broadcast launch of garbage truck blow up experiment on the Discovery Channel debuts ground zero from Calaveras County. After receiving a call from the TV show producers, Dave Vaccarezza, owner of Cal-Waste, was asked to provide a garbage truck in their quest or question whether they could successfully blow it up....

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Angels Camp Packs The Park To Celebrate Veterans On The 4th. Updated With Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/08/2014 11:27 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Live Music and Farmer’s Market, Games and Good Old Fashioned Fun filled Utica Park on Friday July 4. The Angels Camp Commemorative Committee hosted the annual “Fourth of July Picnic and Salute to our Veterans” Presented by ACCC (Angels Camp Commemorative Committee), this year’s event will featured many activities geared toward children and adults. There was a Patriotic Dress Contest as well as a Table Decorating Contest and a special appearance by Smokey Bear. Live music and entertainment was provided by “The Governor’s Own” Military Band and local favorite, “Chains Required”....

Over 80 Photos Above And Full Length HD and Regular Video

Angels Camp 4th Of July 2014 HD Video

Angels Camp 4th Of July 2014 Regular Video
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49er Motors Big Post Independence Day Clearance Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/08/2014 09:53 AM
Angels Camp, CA....49er Motors post independence day clearance sale! Come on down and take advantage of our new stock arriving daily! Need financing? We can finance most anyone with a down payment and a monthly income source. Bankruptcy? Divorce? Late Bills? come on down and wee what we can do for you today..

2007 BMW 328i coupe, ONE OWNER! White, V6, 3.0L, auto, power windows, power door locks, navigation, moonroof, cd, leather, alloy wheels, very clean, ultimate bmw quality! ON SALE $16,949 VIN# WBAWV13587P117560

2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4, LT, Z71, Extra Cab. Leather, ABS, AC, power windows, power door locks, cd, running boards, tow package, alloy wheels and more! A duck hunters dream!!! ON SALE $8949 VIN# 2gcek19t4y1134240

2002 Chevy Suburban 4x4 and this is the hard to find 2500, its lifted, and looking SHARP!! LT, Leather, Moon, captains chairs, 3rd row and much more!! This one is a HOME RUN! ON SALE $10,949 VIN-3GNGK26G72G305221

2010 Ford Fusion SE- 2 owner Clean Car fax, Very clean and comfortable car. Flex fuel, Tinted windows, Microsoft Sync!! Power windows and locks and much more...Really a nice clean ride!! Come on down and take it for a test drive today!!
ON SALE $10,949 VIN-3fahp0hg9ar213617

2007 Toyota Sequoia 4x4, Limited, Auto, 4.7L V8. Along with Toyota Quality built in, this one has leather seats, heated power seats, climate control, mp3, cd, abs, moon roof, navigation, dvd entertainment system, alloy wheels, rear spoiler, tow package, and more! Plenty of room with the 3rd row seat!! ON SALE $17,949 Vin#5TDBT48A67S280423

2006 Toyota Tundra Double cab SR5- Lifted, Low Mileage, Automatic, Power windows and locks, CD, Nice truck and did we mention it was a TOYOTA? Clean Car Fax with lots of service records, Come down and see this beauty today!! ON SALE $16,949 VIN-5TBET34156S544543

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Bear Valley Mountain Co-op Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/08/2014 09:44 AM
Bear Valley, CA....The cooperative effort is gaining speed and that train is about to arrive at the station this month! If you are thinking about taking part in this effort to support jobs and drive the future of our local mountain resort, go to the co-op web site and get informed! This weeks events: The Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative presented a summary of their plans to purchase the mountain and village to a packed audience in Bear Valley on Saturday, July 5th. They detailed the structure and process to purchase the mountain and village along with details on how the co-op plans to roll out and pay for much needed improvements at Bear Valley. Key topics included...

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City of Angels Trash Bash

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/08/2014 09:01 AM
Angels Camp, Ca...On Tuesday July 15, 2014 the City of Angels will be conducting a FREE pickup of trash at the curb by your house. Old appliances, furniture, trash, water heaters, junk, etc. will be collected. All loose items must be bound in manageable bundles or containers. This is a residential pickup and is limited to four cubic yards per residence (about one large pickup size load.) California Waste Recovery Systems, the City’s franchised waste collection company, will be conducting the trash collection. They will be going through the City ONE TIME. If your trash is not at the curb when they come by, they will not come back...
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Reading Fun at the Arnold Library

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/08/2014 08:48 AM
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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting Agenda for July 8th, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/06/2014 05:15 PM
San Andreas, Ca...The agenda for the Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for July 8th, 2014 is available now...
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Ladies Night Out at Ironstone!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/07/2014 11:23 PM
Murphys, Ca...Calaveras County Women's Network is an open networking group that is made up of Women from all walks of life and all ages; coming together to share our experiences, businesses or services. It's also an opportunity to visit with old friends and make new friends. For only $ 5 you will receive a glass of wine, appetizers and an opportunity to network with MANY Calaveras business women who will have tables there. Calaveras Humane Society will be represented...
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The CCWD is Back in Action Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/07/2014 11:19 PM
San Andreas, Ca...On the CCWD's agenda for Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, the Discussion / Action regarding Courtesy Billings for Tenants / Property Managers, the Update of Backflow and Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems, and the Discussion / Action of Proposed Amendments to District Financial Management Policy, among other topics...
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Stage 3 Theatre Company's New Artistic Director

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/07/2014 11:12 PM
Sonora, Ca...As they say on "The Muppet Show", "Another opening,another show." I must say, I feel like one of the old men sitting in the balcony commenting on the show, looking down on all the wonderful young talent. We have a new, energetic staff that I'm quite proud of. Melanie our new Operations Manager, Cisco our Box Office Manager, and Susie our House Manager are all doing an outstanding job. I'd like to take this time to introduce you to our new Marketing Director and Director of "On Golden Pond' , Jon Dambacher. Jon just moved up here from LA and we are lucky to have him as a new member of our team. He has been involved with theatre, film and has written several books.He was the youngest Company Member when he was at the B Street Theatre in Sacramento. He's been involved in writing workshops at Second City in Chicago and worked in the film and TV industry in LA...
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20th Annual Big Band Street Dance!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/07/2014 11:04 PM
Columbia, Ca...Friends of Columbia State Historic Park will celebrate Columbia’s 69th year as a California State Park by hosting the 20th annual Big Band Street Dance event on Main Street in Columbia on July 19, 2014, from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Admission is free and 1940’s and 1950’s costumes are encouraged. At 11:00am, take a free tour of town with park aide Sandra Walker who will focus on life in Columbia during the 1940’s. Throughout the day photo displays will liven the streets and museum depicting various buildings during that time period. A special guest band will open the evening festivities at 6:00 pm and Rod Harris & the Kicks and the Columbia College Big Band will perform music from the ‘40’s, ‘50’s and ‘60’s beginning at 7:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded for best dancers and best 40’s costumes. A dessert auction will also be featured with selections from Columbia’s concessionaires and other local businesses. Food and refreshments, including a beer garden, will be available all evening for purchase...
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Discover Calaveras in Mokelumne Hill this Month - CVB Feature

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/07/2014 10:57 PM
Angels Camp, Ca...The Calaveras Visitors Bureau today announced its July Discover Calaveras Event. This month’s Discover Calaveras will be held Wednesday July 9 at the Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill at 8304 Main Street, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. There will be a tour of the historic hotel, with wine tasting and light appetizers served. This free event is open to the public and is an opportunity to learn about local businesses, recreational activities and history of the northern section of Calaveras County. The hotel’s restaurant and bar will also be open from 5pm. Discover Calaveras events are designed to give CVB member businesses the chance to network, socialize and create partnerships, while learning about the featured member business on their premises...
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Water Line Repairs Underway On Valley View Drive (Update...Repair Has Been Completed)

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2014 03:17 PM
Arnold, CA....(Update Repair has been completed.."The water line in Arnold has been repaired. Customers may experience brown water and air in their water lines, but the water is completely safe to drink. The district recommends customers turn on an outside line in order to flush their personal plumbing systems. Wait until the water runs clear, and the system should function normally.") As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, CCWD crews began work to repair a main water line on Valley View Drive in Arnold. About 60 customers who live on Valley View Drive and Diablo View Court will not have water service during the repair. The repair is expected to be complete within three-to-six hours...


Traffic Update...Tree Down On Fricot City Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2014 02:50 PM
San Andreas, CA...CHP is reporting an Oak Tree down near Fricot City and Dogtown Road. Limbs are reportedly intruding into the traffic lanes. Use caution in the area....

Sierra Properties Is Investing In The Future Of Real Estate In Calaveas County. Arnold, Murphys And Now TWO Angels Camp Locations.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2014 01:22 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Sierra Properties is investing in the future of Real Estate in Calveras County. They have just finished a complete post merger remodel of the former Vintage Realty location in the historic downtown. They opened up the space and are now putting the finishing touches on what will be a gateway office for real estate in the area. Also in Angel Camp they have completed a remodel of the former C21-Tri-Dam office as well to give their all star team of agents plenty of space and also upgraded tools and infrastructure to handle the next wave of real estate transactions. With these investments Sierra Properties now has four locations in the area. Their original rustic office in Arnold, Murphys and now two locations in Angels Camp. It is great to see local businesses expanding and investing....

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