Caltrans Road Report For Week of 6/28/15 through 7/4/15
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 05:53 PM
Stockton, CA...The latest and greatest road report to keep you abreast of all the upcoming Caltrans repairs and delays in our areas and throughout District 10. Hwy's 4, 12, 26, 49, 108 & 120 will all have crews working in the now perfect weather for repairs and construction. The complete report is enclosed....
Angels Camp, CA...Greenhorn Creek Resort has Summer Social Memberships to keep you and your family's summer cool and fun filled.
Calaveras County Republicans Membership & Charity Drive
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 01:11 PM
NBC Severs Ties With Donald Trump
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 12:44 PM
New York, NY...At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.
London, UK...When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds new UCL research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society. The researchers monitored brain activity in rats, first as the animals viewed food in a location they could not reach, then as they rested in a separate chamber, and finally as they were allowed to walk to the food. The activity of specialised brain cells involved in navigation suggested that during the rest the rats simulated walking to and from food that they had been unable to reach.
Celebrate the 4th of July in Mokelumne Hill with a Taste of Americana
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 09:02 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Enjoy a traditional 4th of July Parade and Celebration in Mokelumne Hill. The quaint, small-town atmosphere offers a true taste of Americana, and there are lots of fun activities for the entire family starting with a pancake breakfast at the Town Hall from 7:30 – 11:00 am. Be sure to save your place along Main Street to watch the famous parade that starts at 11:00 am, followed by children’s games in the park, vendors, music and food.
Sheriff Volunteers Provided Patrol At Murphys-Angels Lion's 8th Annual Car Show
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2015 05:22 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Lt. Ed Anderson and Ed Evans of the Calaveras County Sheriff Volunteer Unit provided patrol duty at the 2015 Murphys-Angels Lions Club 8th Annual Classic Car Show on Saturday in Utica Park, Anegls Camp. The show was well attended with over 100 cars and motorcycles from 1980 and before on display, and with awards, dash plaques, prizes, deejay music and vendors. Everyone who attended the Car Show had fun and enjoyed the beautiful weather outdoors.
Are Your Ready For The 2015 Arnold Independence Day Parade (2014 Pictures and Video To Whet Your Appetite)
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2015 09:41 PM
Arnold, CA...Are you read for next Saturday's Arnold Independence parade. All the festivities starting at 10am. Below we have 454 Photos and Full Parade Video from last year.. We would like to thank Cedar Creek Realty in Arnold for sponsoring our Arnold Parade Coverage Since 2006!!!!
Fire Update...Washington Fire Reaches 37% Containment & Hwy 4 Now Open
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2015 07:18 PM
Markleeville, CA...Fire crews continued to increase the percent containment near Markleeville as they mopped up and patrolled the fire perimeter throughout the day. Hotshot crews on the eastern fire edge will continue to construct direct handline in steep and rocky terrain while being supported from the air with water-dropping helicopters. Light precipitation occurred over the northeastern section of the fire yesterday afternoon aiding in suppression activities.
Traffic Update...Overturned Vehicle Near Yosemite Junction
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2015 07:30 AM
Jamestown, CA...CHP is reporting an overturned Ford Explorer in the turn lane near Sr120 / Yosemite Junction. It appears to be minor injury but there is debris in the turn lane. Please use caution in the area until the incident clears....
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 HotelLeger 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!
Fire Update...Mutiple Vegetation Fires Near Hwy 49 & 4th Crossing (Updated With Photos From Chip Dingman)
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 10:29 PM
San Andreas, CA....Firefighters are working multiple vegetation fires with powerlines down near Hwy 49 & Fourth Crossing. Fire prevention officer has been called so it sounds like they are suspicious we may have a bug. Update...forward progress has been stopped no fire acreage estimates year. Originally they were 1/2 & 1/4 and an unknown size on third fire...
Fire Update...Vegetation Fire On Mormon Creek Road
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 07:01 PM
Sonora, CA...Fire fighters are working a vegetation fire in the 9000 Block of Mormon Creek Road.. Initial reports have it at 1/2 acre and air units are overhead as well. They should get this one knocked down quickly... Update as of 7:17pm...Forward progress stopped and tankers have been released. Great job everyone.... Expect crews in area for awhile wetting it down knocking down hot spots....
Over The Edge Playing Tonight At GABA's Summer Concert Series
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 04:18 PM
Arnold, CA...June 27 6:30 pm Over the Edge At Cedar Center Sponsored by Arnold Automotive & Arnold Napa Auto Supply
Brice Station Hill Top Concert Series Continues With Tour Guides With Jill & Jessie Concert
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 12:37 PM
Murphys, CA...Hill Top Concert Series 2015 Brice Station Vineyards Saturday, Jun, 27 2015 07:00 PM. The Tour Guides are a group of local musicians who perform at venues in Calaveras County and beyond. With Jessie Mouser on lead and harmony vocals, the band will take you on a musical journey. Jessie is backed up by an eclectic group of musicians, including Fred Treece on Guitar, Sam Nilsen on drums and Ron Schaner on Bass. Jill Warren sits in occasionally on guitar and vocals and helps to round out the sound.
Lunchbox To Blame For Four Vehicle Pileup On Hwy 12
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 11:41 AM
San Andreas, CA....Three vehicles were stopped in a construction zone eastbound on SR12 at Central Hill. A fourth vehicle was eastbound on SR12 at about 55mph, approaching the rear of stopped traffic. The driver of the vehicle was inattentive to his driving by reaching for his lunchbox. He applied his brakes and left 69 feet of locked wheel skid marks prior to striking the rear of the parked vehicle in front of him...
“If you fly, we can’t!” Drones Make It Unsafe For Fire Fighting Aircraft
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 06:15 AM
Monterey, CA – CAL FIRE has reported several instances of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known has Hobby Drones, flying in the vicinity of the Lake fire in San Bernardino County. The intrusion of these drones in the air space of firefighting aircraft resulted in all air operations being suspended until the drones were located and grounded. CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit would like to remind everyone that intrusion of the air space around a fire incident is highly dangerous to firefighting aircraft and firefighters on the ground. Here are a few keep points to remember regarding the critical air space around a fire incident.
Presidential Weekly Address: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 05:45 AM
Washington, DC... Five years ago, we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for all. And this week, after more than fifty votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law; after a Presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law; after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court, we can now say this for certain: the Affordable Care Act still stands, it is working, and it is here to stay.
Fire Lines South Of Markleeville Solify, Smoke Output Drops & Pacific Coast Trail, Bear Valley & Lake Alpine Are Open!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 05:24 PM
Markleeville, CA...Hwy 4 will remain closed through the weekend but most of our high county destinations are open a largely smoke free. Firefighters on the Washington Fire, 3 miles south of Markleeville, California continued to optimize lower wind conditions to increase containment. Significant progress has been made towards containing the western flank of the fire south of Markleeville. The fire has burned 16,490 acres and is 15 percent contained. The reduction in the reported fire size is due to more accurate mapping. The fire was most active overnight and today on the southern flank west of Wolf Creek Meadows in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness.
Thank You To Erin & Mike Borean For the Shots From The High Country
Angels Camp, CA...Enjoy wine tasting with Renner Winery! Live Music Come enjoy the evening listening to Owen Ridings & Kiel Williams of the Hot Dark! Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs so you can enjoy the evening. Fresh Produce Fresh picked sweet corn from Cipponeri Farms will be available at the Farmers Market tonight. Last week they sold out of corn before the market even opened, so don't miss it along with a variety of fruit and vegetables from numerous local farmers. Our Market Accepts EBT! Bring Your Appetite From Jambalaya to wood-fire pizza, kettle corn to salads, and chili to cookies there is plenty of delicious food to eat for dinner and dessert at the Farmers Market.
New Summer Shuttle Service Between Bear Valley Village & Lake Alpine
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 03:49 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Bear Valley Resorts is pleased to introduce a convenient summer transportation option on Saturday and Sunday for visitors to Lake Alpine and Bear Valley! Enjoy a ride up or down Highway 4 between the Village and Lake Alpine...
49er Motors Big Hotter Than July Sale! Remember Their Service Specials Too!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 11:31 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors Hotter than July sale! Come on down and get behind the wheel of a new Car, Truck or SUV today! We can Finance most anyone with the many lenders that we deal with from terrible to great credit!! Don't forget that our service center performs services on all makes and models from oil changes to engine swaps and everything in between!! We are running an Air Conditioner service special for $69.49. Call for an appointment and let us get your car back in shape today!
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. One Owner CLEAN CAR FAX! This clean well maintained pickup has Tonneau cover, chrome running boards, premium wheels and more! Come on down and take a look, you will not be disappointed in this one!!
ON SALE $14,949 VIN- 1D7HU18N68J230389
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Leather Interior, Navigation, Heated And Cooling Seats, Mp3 Cd Player, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Dual Climate Control, Dual Power Seats, Automatic Headlights, Automatic Windows & Locks, Back Up Camera, Back up Sensors. This Is a Luxury Gas Saver You Dont Want To Miss Out On!!!! 50 MPG ON SALE $15,949 Vin:3lndl2l31br763542
2005 Ford F150 FX4- 4x4, Clean Car Fax with regular service records. Leather, Premium sound, Dvd player, parking sensors, adjustable pedals, Power windows and locks, upgraded rims and tires and much more. This is one solid truck that would make you proud to drive! Come down and take a look at this one today! ON SALE $17,949 Vin-1FTPW14505FA73706
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Limited Sport, V6 3.3L All Wheel Drive, Leather, Privacy Glass, Premium Sound, MP3 Cd Player, Tilt Wheel, Power Steering, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Door Locks. ON SALE $11.449 VIN: 5NMSH73EX7H127592
2006 Jeep Commander Limited, V8 5.7L 330 HP HEMI, Leather Interior, 3rd Row, Navigation, 6 Disc Mp3 Player, Stadium Seating, Heated Front Seats, Backup Sensors, Moonroof, Safari Rear Sunroofs, Adjustable Pedals, Automatic Windows/Locks, Dual Climate Control, Rear A/C, Dvd System,Dual Power Seats, Towing Package, Premium Wheels... This Is Luxury Suv That You Will Love To Drive The Family In, Come And Test Drive It !!!!!! ON SALE $11,949 Vin:1j8hg58236c144210
2009 Kia Borrego 4dr EX, 3.8L V6, ONLY ONE OWNER, Leather Interior, 3rd Row, Front Heated Seats, Aux HookUp, Sport Shift Automatic, Cd Mp3 Player, Automatic Windows And Door Locks, Electric Steering Adjustment, Steering Wheel Conrols, Two Tone Paint, Roof Rack, Hill Assist Button... This Is a Great Looking SUV with lots of Extras Come Take A Look!!!!! ON SALE $13,449 Vin:kndjj741x95020396
U.S. Forest Service Seeks Public Input on Over-Snow Vehicle Designation Project
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 11:08 AM
Sonora, California, June 26, 2015 – The Stanislaus National Forest (STF) is requesting public comment on the Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) proposed action beginning today, June 26. Public comment on the proposed action is encouraged. To assure your comments are fully considered during the scoping phase of the project, please submit comments by August 10, 2015.
Vegetation Fire Near Pool Station Rd / Oak Valley Rd
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 10:51 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Firefighters are working a vegetation fire near Pool Station Rd / Oak Valley Rd. Air and ground units are working this one. Hopefully they get it knocked down quickly. More to follow if needed... (Update...Fire Contained at two acres..)
Calaveras County, CA...Below is a great PSA on recycling from Cal-Waste. They finished Jan 2015 and have taken the video to EVERY elementary school and had an unveiling assembly. It features 5-6 students from every elementary school in Calaveras County and in Galt. Students were chosen by school staff. Cal-Waste wanted to get the message into the homes about recycling and thought this would be a great way to do that From all of us at Cal-Waste we would like to thank all of the schools, staff, students, and parents who participated and supported us on this endeavor. Let’s help to teach the next generation about the importance of recycling and keeping our environment healthy! Stay tuned for a sequel down the road!
Making Progress On Washington Fire...Hwy 4 Still Closed But Bear Valley, Lake Alpine Areas Open & Largely Smoke Free
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 08:48 AM
Markleeville, CA...Firefighters on the Washington Fire, 3 miles south of Markleeville, California continued to optimize lower wind conditions to increase containment. Significant progress has been made towards containing the western flank of the fire south of Markleeville. The fire has burned 16,490 acres and is 15 percent contained. The reduction in the reported fire size is due to more accurate mapping. The fire was most active overnight and today on the southern flank west of Wolf Creek Meadows in the Carson Iceberg Wilderness.
Washington, DC...The US Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges ruled for Same Sex Marriage in a 5-4 decision. Reading the opinions is much better than any news outlet trying to right a synopsis. If you would like to read their opinion it is Here....14-556_3204. If you would like to read yesterdays ruling on Health Care it is Here 14-114_qol1
The Roberts Court, October 2010 Back row (left to right): Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan. Front row (left to right): Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Angels Camp, CA...Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark store has all your favorite characters at 25% Off!! Disney, Peanuts, Muppets, Star Wars! Disney Snow Domes or 50% Off While Supplies Last. Itty Bittys are not included.
Harper's Closet Is Now Open In Murphys!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/13/2015 09:18 AM
Murphys, CA...Harper's Closet is now open! Our racks and shelves are stocked with consigned articles of children's clothing and accessories (including maternity clothing) that are "next to new" quality. Come check out our swim wear and sandals! We are currently accepting consigners at Harper's Closet. Please visit us and bring in your "next to new" items! We are located at 772C Murphys Creek Road in Murphys. Harper's Closet will be open Tuesday thru Friday, 11-5 and Saturday, 11-4.
Summer Is Time For Super Cruising On A Super Cruiser On New Melones (Check Out Their Great Video)
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/08/2015 11:16 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.
Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through June 30. Summer Time Fresh Produce!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 10:08 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. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Summer Time Fresh Produce! Red, Green, Black Seedless Grapes $1.99 lb. Ranier Cherries $3.99 lb. Organic Early Girl Tomatoes $2.19 lb
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.
Jamestown, CA...On June 19, 2015, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Detectives contacted Cameron Cisco in regards to an ongoing investigation regarding possession of child pornography. Investigation, evidence and statements revealed that Cameron Cisco was involved in downloading images of child pornography. Detectives submitted a report to the Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office and obtained a warrant for Cisco’s arrest...
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.
Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – June 26 to July 4
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 12:34 PM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your event included in “The Schedule.”
Mark Twain Medical Center Honors Our Heritage, Heroes & Freedoms
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 12:02 PM
Crews Making Progress On Washington Fire..Bear Valley & Lake Alpine Areas Open
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 11:47 AM
Markleeville, CA...Fire fighters continued to make progress on the Washington Fire, 8 miles south of Markleeville, California. The Bear Valley & Lake Alpine areas are open and largely smoke free. The fire which began last Friday has burned 17,205 acres and is 10 percent contained. For the safety of the public and due to fire suppression activities, Highways 4 and 89 in the Monitor and Ebbetts Pass areas remain closed. Several campgrounds along Highway 4 south of Markleeville as well as the Turtle Rock and Indian Creek campgrounds north of Markleeville remain closed. The Pacific Crest Trail remains open. Markleeville residents are under an evacuation advisory issued by Alpine County Sherriff’s office. No mandatory evacuations are in effect at this time...
Ribbon Cuttings, Mixing & Mingling Highlight Mixer At The Square
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 10:28 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Last Thursday Copperopolis Town Square and Rovedatti's Bar & Grill played host for the June Chamber of Commerce Mixer. Live music, great food, ice cream and more kept the mood festive and those business cards flying between attendees. There were also ribbon cuttings for the three latest additions at Copperopolis Town Square. Yummy Ha! Ha! Ice Cream, The Learning Center & What You Seek Boutique were welcomed with speeches, giant scissors & red ribbon.
Reminder....Helpful Advice On Growing Your Business Today
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 08:12 AM
Traffic Update...Overturned Big Rig Near Sr4 / Obyrnes Ferry Rd
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2015 07:32 AM
Copperopolis, CA...CHP is reporting an overturned big rig near Sr4 / Obyrnes Ferry Rd. There is no word on injuries but traffic will no doubt be affected until the incident is cleared. Please use caution in the area...
This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – LADYBUG!
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/24/2015 07:47 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by the Calaveras Humane Society's Thrift Store/Cat Adoption Center in Angels Camp, located in Angels Town Center at 240 S. Main St./Hwy 49. New summer hours for the Angels Camp Adoption Center are Thurs/Fri, 10 am–5 pm, and Saturday, 11 am–5pm. This week, in addition to Ladybug, we will have several others kitties available too--and guest cats from Calaveras County Animal Services will be available for adoption through CHS in Angels Camp as well. As always, we will also have kitties available at our Arnold Adoption Center, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market, open Thurs.-Sat., 10am to 5pm. Come in and meet the kitties!
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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.