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PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7....Morning & Evening Show Replays Up Now & The Elevated Evening News™ Tonight at 10pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 10:12 AM
Arnold, CA...PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7...Mornings with the One Percent™ Replay Streaming Now & Elevated Evening News™ Will Be Live at 10pm PineTree.tv is a new streaming TV Channel for Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine & Amador Counties. We are starting with 4 hours of live and 4 hours of same day replay programming each weekday. Each weekday will start with Mornings with the One Percent™ and finishing up with The Elevated Evening News™ at 10pm. We are also committed to and put this infrastructure in place to go live when events dictate. We will be digging into our thousands of hours video and showcasing some current, and classic event coverage & programs. These will include Parades, Pageants, Frog Jumps, Ironstone Concours d Elegance Awards Programs, Veterans Programs, Grape Stomps & more will be featured in our first week.



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Traffic Update....Vehicle Down Embankment Near Hwy 49 & Carson Hill

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 09:23 PM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle about 20 feet down an embankment off of Hwy 49 near Carson Hill. There are possible injuries. Please use caution in the area....

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20 Year Old Turlock Resident Loses Life in Hwy 108 Head On Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 02:57 PM
Oakdale, CA...On January 18, 2018 at approximately 8:30 am, a 20 year old male Turlock resident was driving a 2001 Infinity sedan westbound on State Route 108, west of Kennedy Road, approaching a right bend in the roadway, in heavy fog, at an unknown speed. At this time, 30 year old Patterson resident, Christian Prado, was driving a 2015 Dodge flatbed eastbound on State Route 108, approaching the Infinity. For unknown reasons at this time, the Infinity crossed over the double yellow lines into the eastbound traffic lane, directly into the path of the Dodge. Subsequently, the vehicles collided head-on. The driver of the Infinity was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Prado was transported via ambulance to Oak Valley Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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Winter Storm Warning Now Through Friday...It's About Time!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 02:43 PM
Arnold, CA...Heavy Snow Possible Over The Mountains through Friday. A cold Pacific storm system is forecast to move through interior NorCal later today through Friday. Snow levels will lower rapidly with this storm, dropping to 3000 to 4000 feet tonight and 2500 to 3500 feet on Friday. In addition, gusty winds during the storm may bring poor visibilities.

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The Question Democrats Fear Most. ~ Op-Ed by Rep. Tom McClintock CA-04

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 02:29 PM
Roseville, CA...As the tax reform bill entered its final consideration in December, one congressional Democrat confided to a colleague that the reason they so vehemently opposed it was that they were afraid it would work. With the bill now signed into law over unanimous Democratic opposition, every American family is about to find out.

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Physician Assistant Star Hildabrand: Treating Generations of Patients in Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 02:21 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Physician Assistant Star Hildabrand has watched many young patients grow up during her 13 years at the Angels Camp Family Medical Center. “The kids I first saw when I started here in 2005 are now teens and young adults. I’ve been taking care of them their whole lives.” Over the years, Star has seen a steady increase in patient population at the center. “People have confidence in us and the services we provide,” she says. “Our goal is to establish on-going relationships with our patients. On the other hand, it’s not unusual for us to see people in their 50’s who have never been to the doctor before.”

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2nd Annual Business Mega Mixer is January 18th...(New Stories Are Below)

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 12:21 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Mega Mixer will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5:30pm till 7:00pm at the San Andreas Town Hall located at 24 Church Hill Road in San Andreas. This event, sponsored by Mark Twain Medical Center, will be free to attend as a “Thank You” to all the supporters of the local business community.


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Calaveras Humane Society To Open Full Service Animal Shelter

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 12:19 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras Humane Society announced today that it has purchased a building in Angels Camp to renovate and open as a full-service animal shelter in late 2018. The property, located at 1209 Highway 49 near Spence Ranch Feed and Supply and Angels Camp Veterinary Hospital, will be remodeled to include housing for dogs, cats, and small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as office spaces, get acquainted rooms, grooming areas and more.


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High-Speed Rail Authority Names New CEO

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 09:47 AM
Sacramento, CA...As the California High-Speed Rail Authority continues to move from the planning phase to full construction of the nation’s first high-speed rail system, the Board of Directors today announced that it has selected a new Chief Executive Officer, Brian P. Kelly, to lead the organization, effective February 1, 2018.

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Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Grocery Ad & Weekly Specials Through January 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 09:33 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7331 Or You may call your order in to 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order in to 209.728.3402 ext 305. 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 Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local

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RCRC Installs 2018 Officers and Presents Rural Leadership Awards. TC Supervisor Hanvelt Installed as Vice Chair

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 08:41 AM
Sacramento, CA...The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) installed its 2018 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards at their annual reception in Sacramento yesterday. Humboldt County Supervisor Rex Bohn was installed as Chair, Tuolumne County Supervisor Randy Hanvelt was installed as First Vice Chair, and Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley was installed as Second Vice Chair. Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams remains an Officer as Immediate Past Chair. The newly installed 2018 Officers will lead the organization in championing policies on behalf of California’s rural counties.

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Chairman Pai Proposes $500 Million Boost for Rural Broadband

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 08:06 AM
Washington, DC...Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on January 16 shared with his fellow commissioners an order to promote more high-speed broadband deployment in rural areas. If adopted, it would provide over $500 million in additional funding for cooperatives and small rural carriers. The order would also put in place strong new rules to prevent abuse of the high-cost program. Finally, the order proposes several reforms to the FCC’s high-cost program to improve its effectiveness and efficiency in promoting rural broadband deployment, including the use of a Tribal Broadband Factor to enable better access on Tribal lands. Chairman Pai offered the following statement:

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File Your Federal 1040EZ For Free At H&R Block

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 07:29 AM
Angels Camp, Jackson & Valley Springs, CA...You Could Get Up To $3000 The Day You File At H&R Block. Come into an H&R Block tax office in Angels Camp, Jackson or Valley Springs to meet with a tax professional who can handle all your tax preparation needs. Our expert tax preparers can't wait to help you prepare and file your taxes. They'll find every last tax deduction available so you get the most from your tax return.

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Jobless Claims Drop to 45 Year Lows

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/18/2018 07:22 AM
Washington, DC...In the week ending January 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 220,000, a decrease of 41,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 261,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since February 24, 1973 when it was 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 244,500, a decrease of 6,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 250,750. Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands. The claims taking process in Puerto Rico has still not returned to normal.

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Sen. Jeff Flake...Reflexive “Fake News” Claims Not Good For Democracy. Use Gives License to Authoritarian Leaders Suppressing Free Speech Abroad

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 08:48 PM
Washington, DC...U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today spoke on the Senate floor warning of the danger to democracy around the world posed by political leaders denying shared truths and reflexively dismissing facts as “fake news”: “2017 was a year which saw the truth – objective, empirical, evidence-based truth – more battered and abused than any other in the history of our country, at the hands of the most powerful figure in our government. The impulses underlying the dissemination of such untruths are not benign. They have the effect of eroding trust in our vital institutions and conditioning the public to no longer trust them. The destructive effect of this kind of behavior on our democracy cannot be overstated.

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President Trump's "Fake News" Awards

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 06:46 PM
Washington, DC...President Trump has released his "Fake News" Awards. Whether you voted for him or despise him it is ok to smile......"2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative. Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards.

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Mark Twain Elementary Rounds Up Kindergartners

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 06:19 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Attention all parents of prospective Kindergarten students!! Mark Twain Elementary School will be hosting Kindergarten Round-up on April 13, 2018. Students entering Kindergarten must be age 5 on or before September 1st, 2018. Those interested in Transitional Kindergarten would need to turn 5 between September 2nd – December 2nd, 2018.

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Apple To Contribute $350 Billion to US Economy Over Next Five Years

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 01:34 PM
Cupertino, CA...Apple today announced a new set of investments to build on its commitment to support the American economy and its workforce, concentrated in three areas where Apple has had the greatest impact on job creation: direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with Apple’s domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy which Apple created with iPhone and the App Store. Apple is already responsible for creating and supporting over 2 million jobs across the United States and expects to generate even more jobs as a result of the initiatives being announced today.

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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through January 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 12:23 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through January 23rd



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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle Near Sr88 / Red Corral Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 11:50 AM
Pioneer, CA...CHP is reporting an overturned vehicle collision near Sr88 / Red Corral Rd. Please use caution in the area....

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What’s Happening in Murphys this Week –January 17 through January 27, 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 09:31 AM
Murphys, CA...Try out the Saturday Hopper bus service running between Valley Springs and Arnold with stops in Murphys. Enjoy a day in Murphys and leave the driving to Calaveras Transit! Saturdays in Murphys - Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Murphys are available at no charge (donations gratefully accepted) on Saturday mornings at 10am leaving from the Old Timers Museum. Please contact Jo Sanders at 209-728-3072 to confirm dates and times or make arrangements for large groups.

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Winter Storm Watch For Thursday & Friday...Snow Levels 3000 - 4000 Feet

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 09:14 AM
Arnold, CA...Heavy Snow Possible Over The Mountains Thursday through Friday. A cold Pacific storm system is forecast to move through the interior of Northern California on Thursday and Thursday night, with snow showers continuing through the day on Friday. Snow levels will lower rapidly with this storm, dropping to around 4000 feet Thursday night, and hovering between 3000 and 4000 feet Friday. In addition, gusty winds during the storm may bring poor visibilities.

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Angels Camp Pair Arrested At Chicken Ranch Casino

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 08:53 AM
Jamestown, CA...Last Wednesday, the Manteca Police Department asked for our assistance locating a stolen 2000 Chevrolet Suburban. They had information the vehicle was possibly headed to Chicken Ranch Casino in Jamestown.


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2nd Annual Business Mega Mixer is January 18th

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 08:41 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Mega Mixer will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5:30pm till 7:00pm at the San Andreas Town Hall located at 24 Church Hill Road in San Andreas. This event, sponsored by Mark Twain Medical Center, will be free to attend as a “Thank You” to all the supporters of the local business community.

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Don't Miss The FOCSO Crab & Pasta Feed on January 20

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/17/2018 07:00 AM
San Andreas, CA...Don't Miss The FOCSO Crab & Pasta Feed on January 20. Auctions, Raffle, Cash Prizes, No Host Bar Gun Raffle tickets $20/ea - need not be present to win. Tickets $45 - Sheriff DiBasilio 754.6500 - Candace 598.1467 - or use PayPal on website.

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SilverSneakers is Now Available at Big Trees Fitness & Give The Gift of Fitness.

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2018 01:52 PM
Arnold, CA...We stopped by Big Trees Fitness and Melissa Wagner told us about the SilverSneakers that Big Trees Fitness just qualified for. SilverSneakers is a complete program that is available to most seniors at no cost. SilverSneakers is a fitness program for adults 65+ comes free with qualifying health plans, giving you unlimited access to thousands of fitness locations across the country. From weights and machines to group classes led by certified instructors, we have something for everyone at all levels of ability. For younger fitness buffs Big Trees Fitness is offering the Gift of Fitness with the special offer of Three Months for only $99.






Be Ready for Winter & Thank You for Shopping Locally at SNAC!

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2018 10:09 AM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.


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Start The New Year Off Right With Body Trend in Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/12/2018 01:57 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Body Trend Personal Training Facility in Angels Camp has Personal and Group Rates. Their personal trainers can help you reach your fitness goals. They are at 473 S Main St, Angels Camp and give them a call at 209.736.2815

H&R Block is Hiring in Jackson

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/12/2018 11:37 AM
Jackson, CA...H&R Block is Hiring in Jackson

You Could Get Up To $3000 The Day You File At H&R Block

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/11/2018 12:57 PM
Angels Camp, Jackson & Valley Springs, CA...You Could Get Up To $3000 The Day You File At H&R Block. Come into an H&R Block tax office in Angels Camp, Jackson or Valley Springs to meet with a tax professional who can handle all your tax preparation needs. Our expert tax preparers in Angels Camp, CA can't wait to help you prepare and file your taxes. They'll find every last tax deduction available so you get the most from your tax return.

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Nurse Practitioner Ann Radford Mentors Patients Beyond Their Symptoms

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/10/2018 03:05 PM
Arnold, CA...Throughout her career, Nurse Practitioner Ann Radford says she has always recognized that lifestyle choices and personal challenges greatly influence the health of her patients. “I’ve always tried to mentor patients beyond their symptoms,” she explains. That attitude led her to recently earn certification as a Life Coach, something she believes complements her training as a nurse and brings broader perspective to her role at the Arnold Medical Clinic.


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Let Cal-Waste Provide Waste Solutions For Your Business

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/09/2018 06:03 PM
Arnold, CA...Attention Businesses of Calaveras, Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties... We guarantee our service! As a locally owned business for over 90 years, Cal-Waste Recovery Systems has your back. We provide:

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Start Your New Year With a Great Deal From Sonora Ford

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/08/2018 11:20 AM
Sonora, CA...We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

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Calaveras & Sonora Lumber Red Hot Buys for January

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/06/2018 10:47 AM
Angels Camp & Sonora, CA...Calaveras & Sonora Lumber Red Hot Buys for January



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What To Do If You Get the Flu? ~ Pharmacist Patrick Crosby of Meadowmont, Twain Harte & Groveland Pharmacies

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/05/2018 03:29 PM
Arnold, Twain Harte & Groveland, CA...What To Do If You Get the Flu? I’m guessing that the flu isn’t on your top-10 wish list, right? But just in case you get sick this flu season, here’s a list of 10 things you can do to help ease your symptoms—and to stop the flu in its tracks and protect others.



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Sierra Hills Natural Foods Six Year Anniversary Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/05/2018 01:38 PM
Murphys, CA...Sierra Hills Natural Foods Six Year Anniversary Sale


Get Healthy for 2018 With Mark Twain Medical Center & Family Medical Centers

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/05/2018 11:13 AM
San Andreas, Copperopolis, Angels Camp, Arnold & Valley Springs, CA...Get Healthy for 2018 With Mark Twain Medical Center & Family Medical Centers

The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/05/2018 09:06 AM
Jamestown, CA...The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" By Ken Mayer Photography


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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am (New Stories Below)

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/02/2018 07:00 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am.



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Be Ready for Winter & Thank You for Shopping & Renting Locally at SNAC!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/29/2017 01:40 PM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.


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Calaveras County Sand Bag Locations

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 11:32 PM
San Andreas, CA...As the winter storms finally look to be on the horizon the Calaveras County Public Works Department sent in a reminder for residents of sand bag locations.

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Legislation Honoring Marine SSgt Sky Mote Signed by President

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 10:46 PM
Washington, DC...Congressman Tom McClintock announced that the President of the United States has signed H.R. 381, designating a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as “Sky Point.” The bill honors Marine SSgt Sky Mote of El Dorado, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 10, 2012.



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Law Enforcement Community Meeting Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 09:13 PM
White Pines, CA…We played video portions from the meeting during our newscasts but we have also had some requests for more video from the meeting. The video we have from the Law Enforcement Community Meeting at Independence Hall in White Pines last week is below.

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Edward Harrison Stokes 1941 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 05:31 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Celebration of Life Edward Harrison Stokes of Angels Camp. July 20, 1941 to January 11, 2018 Ed Stokes, 76, died January 11, 2018 at his home in Angels Camp. Ed was born July 20, 1941 in Whittier, California to John and Ethel “Elizabeth” Stokes. He graduated from Livermore High School in 1959 and married his high school sweetheart, Linda Beckham, shortly after high school and moved to the Sonora area. In 1969, they moved their family to Angels Camp. Early in his career he worked several trades and in the lates 70’s ventured into his own business, Heat Control Co (a heating and air conditioning company), which he owned and operated for 40 years.

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Attorney General Becerra Sues FCC Over Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 03:08 PM
Sacramento, CA...California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), challenging its attempt to repeal net neutrality rules. Net neutrality allows consumers to access online content without any interference by an internet service provider (ISP). Without these rules, ISPs may force websites to pay fees for faster internet speeds, while limiting consumers’ ability to access the internet content of their choice. The FCC’s action also purports to limit the rights of California and other states to impose their own net neutrality requirements.

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Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 01:34 PM
Washington, DC...Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

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Second Indoor Marijuana Grow Eradicated Last Week in Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 01:07 PM
Valley Springs, CA..On 01-11-18 members of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant for an illegal unregistered indoor marijuana grow at a residence in the 6000 block of Highway 26 in Valley Springs. This location is another residence where deputies found the entire house had been converted for marijuana cultivation. 1,346 marijuana plants were seized and one subject arrested. Xiu Huang (57 year old female from Sacramento) was booked into the Calaveras County Jail with $30,000 bail for 11358(c)H&S – illegal marijuana cultivation and 11366H&S - maintaining a place for the purpose of unlawfully selling, giving away, or using any controlled substance (commonly known as “operating a drug house”).

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Ronald (Ron) Ruisi 1953 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 11:35 AM
Arnold, CA...Ronald (Ron) Ruisi, 64, of Arnold California passed away peacefully at his home on January 9, 2018. He was born October 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Queens, New York by Victor and Millie Ruisi. In 1971, at age 18, Ron joined the United States Navy where he served in Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines. While stationed in Alameda California, he met and fell in love with his wife of 43 years, Tami Ruisi in Hayward California. After they were married, the couple moved to New York where they lived for three and a half years. Following their time in New York, they moved back to Tami's home town of Arnold California, where he quickly adjusted to mountain life and lived for 39 years.

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Expired Registration Leads to Drugs Being Sniffed Out by K9 Beau.

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 08:41 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Tuolumne Sheriff's Dept...."Monday morning, Deputy Poel conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a 2002 gray Ford Ranger for expired registration. He deployed his partner, K9 Beau, who alerted to the presence of narcotics in the truck. Methamphetamine, packaging, prescription pills, and a hypodermic needle were found during a search of the truck.

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Tuolumne Sheriff Deputies Arrest Man For Zip Guns & Resisting Arrest

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/16/2018 08:34 AM
Sonora, CA...The Sheriff’s Office received interesting call Saturday morning. 34-year-old William Castner was reportedly yelling while waving a machete around as he walked near the corner of Main St and Red Hills Rd in Chinese Camp. Castner then took a man’s motorcycle helmet and smashed it on the ground until it broke.

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  14. President Trump Delivers the Weekly Address Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
  15. Hawaii Governor David Ige after Meetings and Debriefings Over Missile False Alarm
  16. 37 Year Old Woman & 11 Year Old Girl Perish in Early Morning Traffic Collision On Hwy 88
  17. Purchase The Past Featured Finds For January 12th, 2017
  18. Bear Valley Winter Explosion is this Weekend! Fun-Filled Weekend Includes Fireworks, Torchlight Parade, Music & Activities for the Entire Family
  19. It’s Time to Ride Bear Valley's Mokelumne Express!!
  20. Peter Pan, the Silent Movie, at Ironstone Vineyards
  21. A Bit of Wisdom From Emerson
  22. Traffic Update....SUV vs Hillside Near Buena Vista Rd / Stoney Creek Rd
  23. Traffic Update...Traffic Collision On Mountain Ranch Road
  24. ,000 Reward Offered for Arrest & Conviction of Wanted Subject Jimmy Blake Terry
  25. Bear Valley Winter Explosion is this Weekend! Fun-Filled Weekend Includes Fireworks, Torchlight Parade, Music & Activities for the Entire Family
  26. Caltrans District 10 Road Report & Repair Schedule Through January 20th
  27. OARS to Premiere New Film Return from Desolation
  28. Roseville Manufacturer Significantly Reduces Carbon Footprint With New Technology
  29. Traffic Update....Sedan vs Tree Near Hwy 88 & Inspiration Drive
  30. President Trump Signs a Proclamation to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  31. California State Prison, Sacramento Investigating Inmate Death as a Homicide
  32. Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Grocery Ad & Weekly Specials Through January 16th
  33. Don't Miss The FOCSO Crab & Pasta Feed on January 20
  34. Take a Winter Drive from Bear Valley to the Lake Alpine Gate with Sandi Pearce from Sierra Sentry
  35. Columbia College Fall 2017 President’s List Students
  36. Indoor Marijuana Grow Eradicated on Baldwin Street, Valley Springs
  37. Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Adopts a Ban Ordinance on Cannabis Cultivation ~ Timothy Lutz Calaveras CAO
  38. Influenza Cases are Increasing in California Health Officials Encourage Californians to Get Vaccinated ~ Dean Kelaita, M.D.
  39. Calaveras County Most Wanted - Jimmy Blake Terry...Updated...Last Address Unknown
  40. Traffic Update....Vehicle Overturned & Caught Fire on Hwy 12
  41. Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Tree on Big Hill Road
  42. Town Hall Meeting Addressing Crime in District 3, Arnold Area ~ From Supervisor Michael C. Oliveira
  43. Walmart to Raise U.S. Wages, Provide One-Time Bonus and Expand Hourly Maternity and Parental Leave
  44. Calaveras County School Board Member Tom Pratt Announces For CA State Senate
  45. Stolen Truck Abandoned Still Dirty In Jamestown Carwash
  46. Fae Janet Gibson 1937-2017
  47. Calaveras County Most Wanted - Jimmy Blake Terry
  48. Breaking News...Calaveras Board of Supervisors Votes To Ban Commercial Cannabis
  49. Traffic Update....Tree & Power Lines Down on Poole Station
  50. Congressional Candidate Jessica Morse Announces Almost Half-Million-Dollar War Chest On Hand in Second Campaign Filing Report

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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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