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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: bhhsclassof94reunion@gmail.com. Tickets are $55 per person.
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Bret Harte Football Boosters Golf Tournament

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 06/14/2014 10:47 PM
Angels Camp, Ca...
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Evalyn "Jan" Janece Doggett - 1932 - 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 11:31 PM
Jan was born on May 23, 1932 in Goldthwaite, Texas and passed away at the age of 82 on July 15, 2014 in Modesto, California. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Homer Doggett. Jan Graduated from Pampa High School (1950) in Pampa, Texas and has kept up with her classmates and many remain close friends. While in High School she was active in the band and played the saxophone. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1954 and has returned there many times for reunions and to visit with her many friends. During her college years she was in an acapella quartet. She taught Physical Education for 2 years in Denver, CO, Lancaster, CA for 4 years and lastly for 31 years in Palo Alto, CA at Cubberley High School, Palo Alto High School and JLS Middle School. Jan kept up with many of her students over the years...
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Yosemite El Portal Fire Evening Update. 3,545 Acres, 34% Contained, 864 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 10:05 PM
Yosemite, CA...Today’s effort on the El Portal fire resulted in an improved percentage of containment on the southern portion of the fire as well as some steady improvement upon the lower western and easter flanks of the fire. Fire officials do remain concerned over the fire’s growth on the north and northeast sections of the fire perimeter as efforts continue to address problem spots along these areas. Steep, rugged terrain continues to challenge the efforts of firefighters but progress is being made. The weather forecast calls for continued high temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees near El Portal. These patterns will continue as a high pressure over the region remains stationary. Thunderstorm activity, if any, is predicted to stay to the east of the fire. Fire activity is expected to continue through evening particularly in the north and northeast sections of the fire as a result of poor overnight relative humidity recovery...
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Sand Fire Evening Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 4,240 Acres, 85% Contained, 19 Homes Destroyed, 1,315 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 08:55 PM
Plymouth, CA...Fire crews strengthened the established containment lines and continue to mop-up further into the burned area. Acreage increased due to better mapping of the fire. Rugged terrain and hot, dry weather conditions in addition to mines are a challenge for firefighters. Damage assessment is ongoing. Resources are continuing to be released. Evacuations: All evacuation orders have been lifted, including Painted Pony Rd. Residents returning to the area may be required to show identification and proof of residency. CAL FIRE encourages residents returning to the area to drive safely and watch for fire equipment and firefighter activity within those affected areas. All road closures have been lifted.
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Traffic Update...Vehicle vs Tree On Jesus Maria

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 08:00 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Crews are working a vehicle vs tree accident on Kerstan Ln / Jesus Maria Rd. Please use caution in the area... Update as of 8:49pm...At least one injured party was flown from the area aboard an air ambulance the landed at the Central Fire Station on Jesus Maria.
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EL Portal Fire Causes Closure of Big Oak Flat Road - Yosemite Valley Remains Open to Public From Highway 120 Visitors Must Use Detour on Highway 49 North

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 04:03 PM
Mariposa, Calif., July 29, 2014 – The El Portal Fire on the western edge of Yosemite National Park has burned more than 3,000 acres of wilderness and is currently 19 percent contained, but the park, including Yosemite Valley, remains open. All entrances to the park are open. Yosemite Valley, Mariposa Grove, and Glacier Point are accessible from Highways 140 or 41. The high country is accessible from Highway 120, but the Big Oak Flat Road that connects Highway 140 to Highway 120 to the Valley is temporarily closed. Visitors traveling on Highway 120 can use the Highway 49N detour to access the Valley and the southern areas of the park....
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Yosemite El Portal Fire Now At 3,060 Acres, 19% Contained, 640 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 03:31 PM
Yosemite, CA....Last evening on the El Portal fire the night shift reported active fire until approximately 1:30 A.M. after which conditions settled down. Today’s areas of concern are concentrated on the northern portion of the fire as the fireline bumps into the burn perimeter of the 2009 Big Meadow Fire. Fire crews and aviation assets will continue to combat the fire which is seated in very steep, remote terrain. Vegetation in this area and throughout the state remains in critical, historic drought conditions. The Dark Hole fire, also being managed by CIIMT 5 remains at just over 500 acres as a smoldering, creeping fire in the understory. As threats from this fire are minimal fire resources have been largely concentrated on the El Portal...

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R. John Pratt Oct. 29, 1931 – July 28, 2014 Resident of the State of California

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 03:15 PM
Murphys, CA...John Pratt of San Diego, California passed away on July 28, 2014, after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family. A true citizen of California, John was born in Hollywood and grew up in Oakland. He lived throughout the state during his lifetime. He attended Piedmont High School and was an all-around athlete, lettering in football, basketball and baseball. Following high school, John served his country with distinction in the Korean War and then married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Margot Marie Thomson. They had a magical life together, celebrating 56 blissful years of marriage, before her passing in 2008. They were thrilled to receive a Proclamation from the California State Assembly honoring them on their 50th wedding anniversary. John and Margot traveled the world together, culminating in their exciting last adventure, a journey to Machu Picchu, Peru, followed by a trip on the Amazon River. They raised a rambunctious family of four children, Bill (Sherry), Terry (Mark), Steve (Laura) and Tom (Kimberly). John left a wonderful legacy for his children and was blessed with 9 grandchildren: Rochelle, Casey, Shawna, Lindsey, Christopher, Mark, Nicholas, Thomson and Hutton; and 6 great grandchildren: Vincenzo, Giovanni, Shadrach, Moriah, Harper and Charlie...

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Arnold Man's Morning Run Turns Into Firefighting Effort

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 12:29 PM
Arnold, Ca...During his morning run on the Arnold Rim Trail on Thursday, July 24th, 2014, around 9:00 AM, Jon Faust and his dog, Blondy, noticed smoke coming from down by a nearby creek. Initially thinking it was just a campfire, upon investigating Jon found a ground fire that was starting to spread to the trees. Jon had walked into a homeless camp where the fire had escaped the fire ring; the residents of the camp weren't present. There were cans of food and sleeping bags on the ground, one of which Jon used to knock some of the flames down. He did his best to stomp out the ground fire, but it had been burning for too long, and was too hot. Running back to his truck, Jon drove to CDF on Highway 4, but all units and staff were out. Calling 911 from the office, units were dispatched in time to keep the ground fire from turning into something much worse. Thanks to Jon Faust and his quick actions!
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Fire Update...Vegetation Fire Reported On Hwy 4 & Milton Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 11:55 AM
Milton, CA....Crews are working a grass fire on Milton Road and Hwy 4. More to follow if needed...
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Klassens at Deborah Marlene's

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 11:35 AM
Mokelumne Hill, Ca...As the year marches on, so does the Artwork in Deborah Marlene's. "I belong to the Arts of Bear Valley. We have two back to back Art Shows in the Summer; the current one at the Perry Walther Building during the Bear Valley Music Festival and one at Big Trees State Park beginning on August 11th. For this reason, it is with great pleasure that I welcome the Klassen's of San Andreas to show on all the walls of my Gallery this month. It is not often that you meet an "Artistic Couple". Randy and Joyce have been married for almost 33 years. Previous articles about them, have told extensively about their sharing their love for God and Art. Randy is an ordained Minister, who worked 40 years in the Evangelical Covenant Church of America. There was a 6 year break during that time and from 1981 to 1987, Randy and Joyce became fully involved in doing art work professionally. This adventure included art shows and galleries in California, a cultural exchange in China, and a three week experience if sketching and painting in France...
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RCRC Applauds Reauthorization of Workforce Investment Act

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 11:07 AM
Sacramento, CA – President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, to reauthorize and modernize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. The WIA was enacted to serve as the nation’s employment and job training program by providing federal funding to states for job training, education, and employment services for unemployed and underemployed workers and youth. In California, WIA helps provide businesses with the skilled workforce they need to compete in the 21st Century global economy. WIA has been up for reauthorization for more than decade. “We extend our sincere thanks to House and Senate leadership for passing the WIOA, and President Obama for signing this legislation into law,” said Lee Adams, RCRC Vice Chair and Sierra County Supervisor. “The WIA and our local WIBs provide much needed programs and services which improve our local economies, our main streets, and in the end, our families.”...
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All Aboard! Railtown 1897 Offers Excursion Train Rides & Live Music Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 10:57 AM
Jamestown, Ca. – To celebrate the holiday in rail-related style, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will offer popular excursion train rides all three days of the upcoming Labor Day weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, rides behind the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 are available; then on Labor Day Monday, vintage diesel train rides are available for interested Park visitors. As another special treat, singer/banjoist James Nelson of the Black Irish Band will entertain guests all three days while performing live on the platform under the tulip tree. Tapping into America’s love affair with trains and westerns, the iconic Sierra No. 3 became known as the “Movie Star Locomotive” after starring in more than 100 Hollywood movies and television productions alongside world-famous celebrities beginning in the early 1900s. In addition to its impressive Hollywood film credentials, Sierra No. 3 is one of the oldest operating steam locomotives in the United States and Railtown 1897 SHP in Jamestown is home to one of just two remaining, fully intact and still functioning steam-era shortline railroad roundhouse complexes in the United States...
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Arnold SIR Branch 152 Lunch Meeting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 10:37 AM
Arnold, Ca - On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM, SIR (Sons in Retirement, Branch 152, Arnold, CA ) will hold its Monthly Luncheon Meeting at Snow Flake Lodge, 2255 Blue Lake Springs Drive, Arnold CA. The Speaker for this meeting will be Jim Costello, owner of Mt. Brow Winery, Columbia, CA; also proud owner of a 1931 Model A Ford Sedan. Jim had to cancel his presentation in April due to an illness, he is back. In 2012 and again this year 2014, Jim travelled to the Model A Ford Club of America’s bi-annual meeting in Marquette, IL. He and wife Pam were gone one month each year and had a great times. They returned Thursday July 24 from the 2014 Meeting and have lots of photos to share. The rest of the story is in the details of these trips, no heater, no air conditioning, water and gas and no windshield wipers....
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Salty Life 4 Pay ~ Pancake Breakfast!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/29/2014 10:22 AM
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Sand Fire Morning Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 3,800 Acres, 80% Contained, 13 Homes Destroyed, 1,617 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2014 09:56 AM
Plymouth, CA...Fire crews continue to strengthen established containment lines and extend mop-up further into the burned area. Rugged terrain and hot, dry weather conditions remain a challenge. Resources will continue to be released throughout the day. Several resources were emergency demobilized during the late evening hours to support new incidents. Evacuations: As of 9:00 a.m. today, the Evacuation Orders for Freshwater Rd., Lone Barn Rd., including Moco Canyon Rd., Bell Ranch Rd. and Twin Rivers Rd. have been lifted. Painted Pony and Dwyer Rd., still remain under the current Evacuation Order....
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Mountain Ranch Community Park will Rock on Wednesday, July 30 with Calaveras Arts Music in the Parks

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/27/2014 08:40 PM
Mountain Ranch, Ca...The Calaveras Arts Council is pleased to bring to the foothills and MIP the original music of The Lemon Hammer. The Mountain Ranch Community Park is the place to hear this Berkeley based four-some. Music starts at 6:30 pm, but get there early and stake your ground for these fine musicians. What do you get when you mix sweet and sour mash with four former Calvin Klein models? You get The Lemon Hammer. The Lemon Hammer spins stories that span beverage metaphor, “rind bitterness to a floral bloom”. It is sweet and ripe. Their rhythms, searing leads, and soul stirring delivery blend together a sound somewhere between folk, blues, soul, pop, with the swank of original songs...

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Congressman McClintock Speaks On The Border Crisis

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 10:40 PM
Washington, DC...The Border Crisis, House Chamber, July 24, 2014. Mr. Speaker: Wherever I go, people express a growing anger over the illegal immigration that is overwhelming our southern border. People ask me:


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SAVE the DATE for Mark Twain Medical Center's Meet and Greet our New Physicians

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 10:25 PM

Bear Valley Coop News​...Update Meeting August 9th At Skyhigh Pizza

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 05:04 PM
Bear Valley, CA....The Co-op is continuing to progress forward with our plan to purchase the mountain and we should be ready to meet our contingencies in time for the original August 1st deadline. There is a second potential buyer for the resort and Village and the Co-op has also had discussions with them to understand more about their business and how the two efforts might work together...

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Let Froggy's Clean & Lube Your Vehicle & Save Water!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 04:59 PM
Angels Camp, CA.....Froggy's Auto Wash & Lube Recycles Over 60% Of Their Water! So Keep Your Car Clean, Happy & Save Water At The Same Time. Froggy's Auto Wash & Lube On Hwy 49 In Angels Camp.

Bank Robbed In Pioneer

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 02:37 PM
Pioneer, CA....The Bank of Amador Branch on Buckhorn was robbed this afternoon. Authorities are looking for a man who robbed the Bank of Amador in Buckhorn at around 1 p.m. today, Monday, July 28, 2014. The man is described as white, 5’9 inches tall, 170 pounds, clean-shaven and wearing a tan shirt and hat with dark glasses. He allegedly used a 9mm handgun and fled the scene on foot....
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Fire Update...Grass Fire Off Of Vista Del Lago

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 02:20 PM
Valley Springs, CA....Crews are working a 3-5 acre grass fire off of Vista Del Lago & Hogan Dam Road area. More to follow if needed... Update as of 2:25pm. They have ordered more resources for this incident. Update as of 2:28pm...We just checked in with TCU Command and Lisa Williams said the fire is in the 10 acre range on both sides of the roadway and access and wind issues are adding an additional degree if difficulty in fighting this fire. Please avoid the area if possible.
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Bank of America In Arnold Is Hiring For Full Time Positions With Benefits

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/28/2014 12:21 PM
Arnold, CA....Bank of America in Arnold is hiring!!!! We have an open, full time position for a Sales and Service Specialist. This is a full time position, with vacation and paid holidays and benefits. Please apply at www.bankofamerica.com/careers or come into the Arnold Branch for more information...

Volunteer Orientation/Program - Volunteer Opportunities

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/28/2014 11:14 AM
Sonora, Ca... Strengthen our community, encourage self-advocacy, and improve the lives of others. Make a difference in our community by connecting with those in need - touch their lives with your encouragement, support, strength, and talents. Volunteer with the Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities. The Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities manages numerous programs for seniors, individuals, and families that rely on dedicated volunteers...
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Don Miller - 1932 - 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/28/2014 10:55 AM
Don Miller born March 27, 1932 passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2014. Don served in the United States Air Force from 1952 until he was honorably discharged in 1960. Don produced and hosted Don's Cartoon Club,a popular children's program, that ran for many years in Chico,Ca. After that he hosted "Color Traventure Theater" for many years on KCRA Channel 3 in Sacramento. This was a very popular television program that ran in the 1960's. Don operated a successful advertising agency where he was pleased to work with motion picture stars such as Lorne Greene, Slim Pickens, Red Skelton, Sheb Wooley, Larry Storch, Forrest Tucker, Rex Allen and others. Don loved to tell stories about the Wild West and had a keen knowledge of the history of the Gold Country. Later in his life in the 90's Don operated a Red Skelton Art Gallery in Amador City, California with his wife, Frances that was very successful.
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Sand Fire Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 3,800 Acres, 65% Contained, 515 Homes Threatened, 10 Homes Destroyed, 1,937 Personnel, 196 Engines, 51 Crews, 30 Dozers & 52 Tenders

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 09:25 AM
Plymouth, CA....The Sand Fire Burning east of Hwy 49 5 miles north of Plymouth has now consumed 3,800 acres and is 65% Contained. They now have the upper hand and today will probably be the peak as far as personnel and resources and then they can start drawing back down. It was started by a vehicle off the roadway and into dry grass. 10 Homes and 7 outbuildings have now been destroyed. Evacuations: Sand Ridge Road, Fresh Water, Burlwood, Morales Ranch Road, Vintage Trail, Upton Road, Twin Rivers Road New Evacuations in progress; Vintage Road to Sandridge Road, Buzzards Gulch Road and all of Buzzards Gulch Road. Riverpine Estates. Vintage Road to Morning Canyon Road
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Yosemite Fire Update July 27, 2014 El Portal Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 09:00 AM
Yosemite, CA...As you are aware, we are experiencing a wildland fire that started yesterday in the Old El Portal region. This fire has been fast moving and there has been incredible firefighting work done to protect employees, residents and the park. The fire team made significant progress on the fire today. The fire area is approximately 2,600 acres. Here is some important information:....

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San Jose Man, John Stuart Beaton Loses Life In Hwy 120 Head On Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/28/2014 08:44 AM
Groveland, CA...On Saturday at 10:50am a 27 year old San Jose man, John Stuart Beaton lost his life in a head on collision on Hwy 120 near the Groveland Ranger Station. He was driving a 2013 Chevy Sonic westbound at an unknown rate of speed and let his Chevy cross over into the oncoming lane and directly into the path of a 2009 Ford being driven by an 18 year old man from Penryn, CA....

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Patio Party Sale at Milliaire Winery

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/24/2014 11:37 AM
Murphys, Ca...If you would like to attend this BBQ on our patio please call the Milliaire tasting room at 728-1658 or drop us an email at milliairewinery@sbcglobal.net to secure your spot! As an added bonus, if you choose to buy some of our delicious wine the night of the BBQ you will receive a 30% discount! Space is limited so reserve your table now!

Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through July 29th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2014 11:59 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.



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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Announcing the Winners of the 21st Annual Murphys Duck Races!

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/27/2014 09:27 PM
Murphys, Ca... The duck races this year had a great turnout, and the winners are in! Enclosed are the winners and the list of sponsors...
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Linda Sue "Susie" Stevens - 1948 - 2014

Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/27/2014 08:32 PM
Linda Sue Stevens passed away at her residence in Copperopolis on July 21, 2014, she was 66 years old. Born in Henderson Kentucky, Linda loved her Family, her Dogs and Gardening. She was a hard worker who enjoyed relaxing at the local Casino’s now and then. Linda is survived by her Husband Gary Stevens of Copperopolis, sons Troy Bryan McWhirt of Copperopolis and Sean McWhirt of Douglas Flat, and 7 Grandchildren.
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Meet Dr. Siegler, An Expert In Orthopaedics, And Kindness

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 05:21 PM

Traffic Update...Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 49

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 05:10 PM
Sonora, CA....Crews are working an overturned Dodge on Hwy 49 where subjects are pinned in. The vehicle also struck a motorcycle before overturning. Lets be careful out there...

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Sand Fire Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 3,800 Acres, 35% Contained, 515 Homes Threatened, 10 Homes Destroyed, 1,464 Personnel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 03:13 PM
Plymouth, CA....They are starting to gain some ground on the Sand Fire. Containment has jumped to 35% and the acreage has dropped a bit as they complete better mapping and there is usually a bit of shrinkage as they put water on the fire. Great work everyone!!

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Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Contained Near Sonora

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 02:58 PM
Sonora, CA....Crews are still on scene of a 6-7 acre grass fire off of Fragero Road between Sonora and Tuttletown. Fire is contained but they will be on scene for a bit making sure it stays down. Good Job Firefighters!!
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Yosemite El Portal Fire Fire Now At 2,100 Acres

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 10:17 AM
Yosemite, CA...The El Portal Fire is now over 2,100 Acres and is burning in the Yosemite National Park Area.The Fire began in the community of El Portal. Evacuations remain in effect for Foresta and Old El Portal. Crane Flat campground has been evacuated. The Big Oak Flat Road is closed between Crane Flat south to the Highway 140 Junction....

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President Obama's Weekly Address: Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/27/2014 10:02 AM
Washington, DC...Hi, everybody. Our businesses have now added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months. The unemployment rate is at its lowest point since September 2008 – the fastest one-year drop in nearly 30 years. 401(k)s are growing, fewer homes are underwater, and for the first time in more than a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that the world’s number one place to invest isn’t China; it’s the United States of America – and our lead is growing...


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  1. Fire Update...Illegal Burn Off Of Hwy 26!
  2. Sand Fire Update....The Sand Fire Started By Vehicle Into Dry Grass. 4,000 Acres, 20% Contained, 515 Homes Threatened, 10 Homes Destroyed, 1,464 Personnel
  3. Murphys Newest Restaurant Is Rob's Place
  4. Make Plans To Attend Singing In The Rain
  5. Fire Update...Sand Fire Swells To 3,000 Acres, 1,464 Personnel, 149 Fire Engines, 45, Hand Crews, 6 Air Tankers, 6 Helicopters
  6. Why Wait SUP & Kayak Sale At SNAC
  7. Red Cross Response to Sand Fire
  8. Fire Update....Sand Fire Evacuations Grow
  9. Wildfire Smoke Warning: Sand Incident Air Quality Advisory
  10. New Arrivals at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!
  11. Sand Fire Near Plymouth Now 20% Contained, 1,300 Acres, 5 Homes & 7 Outbuildings Destroyed
  12. Blues and Bones this Saturday, July 26
  13. Art Show at Bear Valley Music Festival
  14. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers Celebrate Release of New Album, The Devil You Know, With a Performance in Bear Valley!
  15. Brothers Comatose Opens Bear Valley Music Fest Tonight
  16. The Late Summer Hit List ~ CVB Feature
  17. Rods, Rides, Bikes & Boats Fill Arnold's Cedar Center
  18. The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Logs For July 19th through 25th
  19. Stanislaus National Forest, Ramsey Fire Closure Lifted
  20. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week through July 30
  21. The Schedule Murphys to Markleeville July 25 - August 2
  22. Huge Markdown Sale At 49er Motors!!
  23. Wine and Food Celebration at Greenhorn Creek, August 9th, 2014
  24. Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Special Night Meeting On Mokelumne Wild & Scenic Designation for July 29th, 2014
  25. Yosemite July Lightning Fire Update #1
  26. Don't Miss Music In The Cave July 25th At Ironstone
  27. Get Your Tickets Now For The 2014 Bear Valley Music Festival
  28. Historic San Andreas Community Clean-Up Day!
  29. Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents: Chris Webster and Nina Gerber with Special guest Jill Warren
  30. 2014 Vineyard Tour & BBQ - “The Grape to the Glass Tour” On July 25th
  31. Twisted Folk Summer Concert Packages
  32. PATV Schedule for the week of July 25 - 31, 2014
  33. Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!
  34. The Summer Season Is Here! Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
  35. O.A.R.S.’ Wine on the River Series Pairs Vineyards and Gourmet Presentations With Multi-Day Rafting Expeditions
  36. Annual Period to Appeal Property Tax Bills is Underway
  37. Gerald James Marquez - January 3, 1955 -July 18, 2014
  38. Murphys Homecoming...A Celebration Of Heritage, Community & Of Course Picking The Fastest Duck
  39. Give Your Kids Your Honey-Do List this Summer!
  40. This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – PANSY!

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Benghazi committee head says no witness off limits, including Clinton
'ASSAD MUST GO'? Obama demand fades as Syria death toll rises
LOTS OF HOT AIR Mooted EPA emissions rule sparks passionate debate
ALL WET UCLA campus flooded by water main break
Israel strikes symbols of Hamas' control in Gaza, shuts down power plant - Facebook removes page calling for death of Jews - OPINION: How Hamas plans to win by losing
Last surviving Enola Gay crew member dies at 93
US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port
Emails show White House adviser intervened on ObamaCare 'bailout' after industry appeals - Cost trumps 'invincibility' for millennials enrolling in ObamaCare
Crews fighting Yosemite wildfire lift evacuation orders for hundreds of homes
Fears of Ebola spread in West Africa as 2nd American infected with virus - Low risk of Ebola outbreak in US, officials say - 5 things you should know about Ebola - Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition
Top House Republicans call impeachment talk Democratic 'scam' - Krauthammer: Obama impeachment talk 'a concoction of Democrats'
STARNES: Troops told to refrain from eating, drinking in front of Muslims
Florida warns beachgoers of flesh-eating bacteria in state waters
Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies - Puerto Rican town mourns sergeant, girl killed by plane
Washington state pols weigh controversial 'In God We Trust' plaque - Unpublished 1860 letter by Abraham Lincoln shows 'nervous' side
Obama joins EU in announcing expanded economic sanctions against Russia - Double blow for Putin as EU adopts tough sanctions, Ukraine rebels suffer setbacks - Fighting in eastern Ukraine reportedly leaves 22 civilians dead - Former CIA spy: Putin using Soviet tactics to confuse US
Obscure rule traps teachers looking to quit union - FLASHBACK: Michigan teachers union sics bill collector to go after union dues
New Jersey clowns come to aid of fellow jester after traffic accident
Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case against 'American Sniper' estate
George Zimmerman ID'd in police report as providing security at Florida motorcycle shop
UPDATE: Texas baby's brain tumor benign following surgery allowed by insurer's change of heart
PG&E charged with obstruction of justice in connection with deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion
Lawmakers race to vote on VA reform bill amid conservative concerns over cost - Senate passes highway funding bill, sends it back to House with changes
Husband of missing Oregon mom urges public to search roadside ditches
'Crush' bombshell rocks opening of ex-Virginia gov's corruption trial

Mark Phillips the GM of The Bear Valley Lodge 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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