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Coming Soon...
Monday, May 25
10:15 AM Hospice of the Sierra's Grief Support Group in Murphys
Tuesday, May 26
10:00 AM Come For Supper: Southern Cooking with a Twist
Wednesday, May 27
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, May 28
03:00 PM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras "drop-in" Grief Support Groups
06:00 PM Debtors Anonymous
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
Friday, May 29
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Saturday, May 30
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
06:00 PM Open Mic Night at Sidewinders Restaurant
06:00 PM Live Music at The Prospector Brewery
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
Sunday, May 31

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Our Debt To Those Who Served Can Never Be Repaid

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 09:41 AM

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” President Harry S. Truman at the World War II Memorial

Big Memorial Day Kayak & SUP Sale At SNAC

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2015 10:08 AM
Arnold, CA...SNAC Arnold has a broad selection of gently used recreational kayaks on sale for 30% off retail, while they last! Sit-on top singles & doubles, fisherman specific models and sit inside singles. They're all stable & user-friendly and would be a nice addition to your Memorial Day Weekend celebration!

SNAC's #1 Selling SUP, the Softee is on sale now for $795. If you're looking for an all around, universal-style SUP that's good for the whole family & even yoga practice, look no further. This is the SUP for you! 11 ft. x 31" & 27# of fun!

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A Most Memorable Memorial Day Indeed In Murphys (Repost From 2014)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/27/2014 07:05 AM
Murphys, CA...The Ebbetts Pass Veterans Memorial District & The Kautz Family invited the public to the official Memorial Day dedication ceremony of the new expansion of their creek side memorial on Algiers Street in Murphys. The dedication ceremony kicked off with the Calaveras Community Band led by Mic Harper at 10 am followed by Bret Harte HS Senior Brice Gilpan singing the Star Spangled Banner...

Sculptor John Kobald With His Beautiful Creation In Murphys

Over 170 Photos Above and Regular and HD Video Of The Ceremony Below. There are slightly higher resolution photos in the gallery if you would like to save any of them. You can also save the entire video to your computer or device.

HD Version Of Ceremony Video
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Watch a Movie This Week at the Best Theatre in the Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2015 03:28 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!

Juan Pablo Montoya Wins The 2015 Indianapolis 500 ~ By Dave Lewandowski

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2015 01:07 PM
Indianapolis, IN...Juan Pablo Montoya often has said that his most formidable competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series are his three Team Penske teammates. In the closing laps of the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, that proved to be the case. Montoya, who won the race 15 years earlier, held off reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and teammate Will Power by .1046 of a second after a thrilling battle over the final 15 laps that also included 2008 race winner Scott Dixon. There were five lead changes in the final 15 laps following a restart, with Montoya overtaking Dixon in Turn 1 for second and Power in Turn 4 to lead Lap 197 by .0420 of a second....

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Make Plans To Attend The Annual Arnold Car Classic Show

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2015 01:03 PM
Arnold, CA...The 2015 Arnold Car Show is right around the corner. Event high lights Thunder Alley: On display 1/4 mile blown Drag boats and drag cars Custom 4X4's . This years theme is Let the Good Times Roll. GREAT Cars, Hot Rods, Trucks, Food, Music & People...

Brice Station Hill Top Concert Series Starts Tonight With The Snarky Cats

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/24/2015 10:27 AM
Murphys CA...Summer Evening Concerts on top of the Hill. Food and beverages will be sold on site. You can bring a cooler with food and non alcoholic beverages only. Low back chairs and blankets are recommended $10 admission fee at the gate. Birds Of Chicago show is $20
Advance sale option starts at 6:00pm. The Snarky Cats on May 24. Bill Welles & Friends on June 13. Birds of Chicago on June 13. Chains Required on July 4. Cantamos on July 25. The Hot Dark on September 5

Mind Matters Clinic Seeking Executive Director

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 04:30 PM
Murphys, CA...Mind Matters, the Murphys based non-profit clinic that is noted for its innovative treatment of autism and similar disorders, is seeking to hire a full time Executive Director to guide it in taking its growth to the next level. The clinic was founded in 2007 by Dr. Ryan Thompson and his wife Kim as a result of their frustration in finding help for their son, Mitch, who is autistic. Over the years, the clinic has developed successful programs to help individuals and families to cope with the consequences of autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), and learning disabilities...

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The 2015 Mini Math Bowl Results Are In

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 01:59 PM
San Andreas, CA...The 35th Annual Math Mini-Bowl was held at the Calaveras River Academy & Mountain Oaks School. The results are enclosed...

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Make Plans To Play & Bid For A Great Cause

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 01:23 PM

The CCWD Board Is Back In Action On Wednesday

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 12:47 PM
San Andreas, CA...The CCWD Board of Directors is back in action on Wednesday. Annual High School Scholarship Winners, Membership in the Tuolumne-Stanislaus Integrated Regional Water Management Authority & Reinstatement of Annual Dues to the Calaveras-Amador Mokelumne River Authority top the agenda. The complete agenda is enclosed....

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Sound Underground Concert on Sunday May 31 at Petroglyphe Gallery

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

Cantamos At Big Trees State Park Saturday June 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 10:38 AM
Arnold, CA...Please join us at Jack Knight Hall in Calaveras Big Trees State Park for amazing music by the local favorite, hors d'oeuvres and fine local wines. Cantamos - Michela Macfarlane and Cantamos highlight their musical dexterity by moving from arias, traditional Latin songs and musicals, to contemporary favorites. Their music moves seamlessly from English to Italian, Spanish to French to Portuguese, and back again. Michela Macfarlane spent ten years steeped exclusively in baroque music. To expand her singing world she moved to the realms of jazz, pop, and Latin sounds. She is still true to her operatic roots, but has grown as a performer. Michela is backed by Ron Schaner on (Bass and vocal), Fred Treece (Guitar and vocal), Jerry Solberg (Keyboards and vocal) and Scott Leverone (Drums).

Photos And Video From Cantamos Concert In 2014
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Don't Miss The Sammy Leverone Band Tonight At Sequoia Woods

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 09:23 AM

Presidential Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 09:18 AM
Washington, DC...Hi, everybody. This weekend is Memorial Day—a time to pay tribute to all our men and women in uniform who’ve ever given their lives so that we can live in freedom and security. This year, the holiday is especially meaningful. It’s the first Memorial Day since our war ended in Afghanistan.

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Missing Bull Dog On French Gulch Road (Dog Has Been Found)

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 09:14 AM
Muprhys, CA...The Roscelli Family is missing their brown/brindle bull dog is missing. French Gulch Rd Murphys 209-770-7256

Murphys Hotel Community Yard Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2015 09:06 AM

Arnold Ace Home Center Memorial Weekend Deals

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2015 11:33 PM

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The Inaugural Copper Town Square Summer Concert Series (Chains Required On May 23rd)

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2015 02:57 PM
Copperopolis, CA...1st Annual "Sounds of Summer" Concert Series at Copperopolis Town Square! FREE Live Music Starting Memorial Day Running Through Labor Day! All Concerts 6pm-8pm. Lawn Seating...Bring Your Own Chairs and Blankets. This Magnificent Series Will Kick Off On Saturday Evening, MAY 23rd With " Chains Required", Power Soul and Rock Dance...

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Angels Camp PD / Sonora PD Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2015 04:03 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp Police Department and the Sonora Police Department will be conducting a joint Sobriety/Driver License checkpoint tonight, Friday, May 22nd, 2015. The checkpoint will be in the 100 block of South Main Street, in the city of Angels Camp between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m...

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Your Bargain Book Dreams Await

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2015 03:36 PM

Stop By 49er Motors For Your New Summer Ride

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2015 02:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors BIG MEMORIAL DAY SALE!! Come on down and put your self in a Car truck or SUV today!! We can finance most anyone with rates as low as 1.9%. We have many lenders and bad credit is not an issue!! If you have a down payment (good credit may not require a down) and an income source, we can get you financed today!! We have new inventory arriving daily.

2006 Ford Super Duty F-250 ONE OWNER!!!! VERY NICE TRUCK!! V8 Turbo Diesel 6.0L, 4x4, Lariat Off Road Pkg, Power Sliding Rear Window, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, Parking Sensors, Dual Power Seats, Leather, Running Boards, Towing Pkg, Brand New Tires!! ON SALE $21,949 VIN:1FTSW21P56EC62008

2007 Chevrolet Impala LT, V6 3.9L, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, MP3 Single Disc, Dual Power Seats, Leather, Moon Roof, Rear Spoiler. Great Commuter Or Family Car, Has Alot of The Extras!!!! ON SALE $9449 VIN:2g1wc58r779144249

2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer Lt, V6 4.2L 4x4, Power Windows and Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, Cd Player, Privacy Glass, Power Driver Seat, Cruise Control, Towing Pkg, Clean Carfax. This Is A Great Affordable Family Car with 4 Wheel Drive!!!!!! ON SALE $6449 Vin:1gndt13s542101967

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 $15,949 VIN- 1D7HU18N68J230389

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

2004 GMC Yukon SLT 4x4- Clean Car fax, Leather, Moon roof, 3rd row, DVD, Navigation and much more. This beautiful SUV has been well maintained and also has new tires! Come on down and see this one, you will not be disappointed!! ON SALE $13,949 VIN-1GKEK13T04R136887

2001 Daewoo Nubira SE, 4 Cyl 2.0L, Great Gas Milage, Am/Fm Stereo with Cassette Player, Automactic Windows, Automatic Locks, 5 Seater, Air Conditoner, Heater, This Is A Great Gas Saver At A Great Price!!!!! ON SALE $3449 Vin:KLAJC52Z11K663286

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State Department Update Including Clinton Email Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/22/2015 11:36 AM
Washington, DC...Below is the press briefing from today which included many questions about the Clinton email issue. The full text is enclosed...

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New Melones Lake Marina Celebrates Grand Opening May 22

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2015 11:34 AM
Angels Camp, May 8, 2015 – Following new ownership and a complete remodel, the New Melones Lake Marina, 6503 Glory Hole Road, south of Angels Camp, will host a Grand Opening celebration Friday, May 22, starting at 5 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by Supervisor Debbie Ponte begins at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments and Newsome Harlow wines will be served. The grand opening is a service of Destination Angels Camp...

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2015 09:46 AM

Traffic Update...Non-Injury Accident In Jamestown

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2015 01:51 PM
Jamestown, CA...CHP is reporting a non-injury overturned vehicle accident on Hwy 108 in Jamestown. Please use caution in the area....

Spring Home-Buying Season Off To Strong Start

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2015 12:54 PM
Los Angeles...California’s housing market accelerated in April as the spring home-buying season kicked off with both higher home sales and prices for the third straight month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

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

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

Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – May 22 to May 30

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2015 09:04 AM
Arnold, CA...“The Schedule” is published every Thursday by the Ebbetts Pass Visitors Center and includes everything happening from Murphys to Markleeville. For more detailed info visit The Schedule. Please come by and pick one up or contact the Visitors Center at to have your event included in “The Schedule.”

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Let Action Realty Take Care Of All Your Real Estate Needs

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2015 06:33 AM

Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through April 21!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2015 11:32 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 May 20 - May 26 Sierra Hills & Angels Food Markets Honoring those who have served.

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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Avery Middle School Honored By State As Gold Ribbon School

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2015 06:29 PM
Sacramento, CA...State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored under the state's new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program.

From the left Mary Devany (7/8th teacher), Christine Greenberg (AMS Librarian), Jared Hungerford (AMS Principal), Tom Torlakson (State Schools Chief), Tom Pratt (Vallecito Union School District Board President), Don Ogden (Vallecito Union School District Superintendent)
From the left Mary Devany (7/8th teacher), Christine Greenberg (AMS Librarian), Jared Hungerford (AMS Principal), Tom Torlakson (State Schools Chief), Tom Pratt (Vallecito Union School District Board President), Don Ogden (Vallecito Union School District Superintendent)
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Make Plans To Attend June Chamber Of Commerce Mixer At The Square

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2015 03:54 PM
Copperopolis, CA...The June Chamber of Commerce Mixer will be held at Copperopolis Town Square. Don't Miss It.


Bold and Bright New Styles at The Clothes Mine!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2015 02:32 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop by to check out our new arrivals. We've received new sundresses, skirts and summer tops! Stop by and see us in historic downtown Angels Camp. We are open everyday from 10am to 6pm or give us a call at 209.890.7532. We hope to see you soon!

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2015 10:02 AM
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.

Traffic Update...Tree In Roadway From Morning Accident On Jesus Maria

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/20/2015 09:22 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...CHP is reporting a tree in the roadway in the 19000 block of Jesus Maria, There was an accident earlier this morning in this location as well. Please use caution in the area...

O.A.R.S. Pledges $150K in Money and Trips to Get Kids into National Parks

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2015 05:55 PM
ANGELS CAMP, CA, May 19, 2015 – Veteran river outfitter and adventure travel company, O.A.R.S., has introduced a new program to help open up the great outdoors for kids around the country. Starting this year, O.A.R.S. will donate one percent of company sales to the National Park Foundation—the official charity of America’s national parks—for trips operated in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, Crater Lake National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park and for the company’s new hiking trips in Grand Canyon National Park.

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DUI Saturation Patrol Nets 6 DUI Arrests

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2015 05:44 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp Police Department conducted DUI Saturation Patrol on May 14th through May 17, 2015. Six DUI arrests were made. On May 16, 2015 at approximately 8:15 PM, an Angels Camp Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on Bush Street near Utica Lane for failure to stop at a stop sign. The driver was identified as 46 year old Angels Camp resident, Rodney Oconnor. Oconnor was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol and arrested. He was booked in to the Calaveras County Jail for 23152(a) CVC- DUI Alcohol, and 23152(b) CVC – DUI Blood Alcohol Concentration .08% or more...

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The 2015 Frog Jump Parade Almost 300 Photos & Full Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2015 04:25 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Over the course of Fair & Frog Jump Weekend we took almost 5,000 photos. We have been sorting and now they will start to appear. 2015 brought another great Youth Parade. Sissy Hedrick from Sissy's Bella Spa was the 2015 Parade Grand Marshall. We try to have these posts as a rolling archive of events. Of the parade we have almost 300 photos and video in regular and HD versions.

The 2015 Frog Jump Parade Video In HD

Traffic Advisory - San Andreas. Increased traffic due to healthwalk. Watch for pedestrians. 11am to 1pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2015 11:09 AM
San Andreas, CA – On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, San Andreas California Highway Patrol will be assisting with the annual San Andreas Community Health Walk. There will be numerous participants and traffic may be affected. There will be no road closures however expect intermittent pedestrian crossings...

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Your Ride A Bit Banged Up? 49er Motors Has New Wheels For You!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/19/2015 07:12 AM
Angels Camp, CA...49er Motors would like to congratulate Matt Stammerjohan for winning the chance to drive his very own Derby car (and doing a pretty good job). If you have been in a fender bender like Matt, please come see us today. We can get you behind the wheel of a Car, Truck or SUV today.. Even if your credit has taken a bruising!! We have rates as low as 1.9% and can finance most anyone with a down payment and an income source. Come down and see us today!

2007 Chrysler 300 Touring, V6 3.5L Rear Wheel Drive, Leather, Moonroof, traction control, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Mp3 Single Disc CD Player, Power Driver Seat. This is a Well Maintained Extra with loads of service records!! Super Clean Car Dont let this pass you up!! ON SALE $11,949 Vin: 2C3KA53G67H702359

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 $19,949 Vin-1FTPW14505FA73706

2004 Ford Super Duty F-250 Supercab XL, 4x4 6.0L 325 Hp, Air Conditioning, Sliding Rear Window, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel, Am/Fm Stereo, Dual Airbags, Custom Bumper, Bed Liner, Towing Package. One Owner That Took Great Care Of This Truck, It Will Haul It All !!!! ON SALE $12,449 Vin:1FTNX21P34EB23339

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 $12,949 Vin:1j8hg58236c144210

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!!!! ON SALE $17,449 Vin:3lndl2l31br763542

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Dorothy Parisi 1928 - 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2015 12:07 PM
Murphys, CA...Dorothy Parisi, a Murphy's resident of twenty-five years was 86 years old, born in Beaver City, Nebraska on December 18, 1928. She passed away on April 29, 2015. Survived by her loving husband, John Parisi of sixty six years and their two children Linda (Payton) and John, Jr....

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Korean War Veteran, Leon Dube

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2015 11:55 AM
Murphys, CA...Longtime Murphys resident Leon Dube, passed away Wednesday, May 13, after a lengthy illness. He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the United States Army, and a life member of the Murphys Angels Lions Club where he was known as the “General”, he enjoyed being involve in community fundraisers. He is survived by his sisters Karen and Margaret; a daughter, 2 grandsons, a granddaughter, and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers Tony, Allen, and Jerry.
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Ebbetts & Sonora Passes Reopen

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2015 10:48 AM
Pinecrest & Bear Valley, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to reopen Sonora Pass & Ebbett's Passes on Monday, May 18, 2015. Caltrans opened the passes for the spring season on Friday, April 17, 2015 but closed the pass on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, due to weather conditions. Caltrans is monitoring the weather, and crews may close the pass again this week if weather does not permit safe passage....

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Robert Louis Maulhardt Jr. 1934 - 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2015 10:17 AM
San Andreas, CA...Robert Louis Maulhardt Jr. was born on February 16th, 1934 in Oxnard, CA. He passed away at home on May 14th of natural causes. He was the manager of Stockton District Kidney Bean Growers for 31 years. He attended Holy Cross Catholic Church. He served as treasurer of every organization he belonged to and loved fly fishing in streams,...

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Mountain Ranch Resident, Bonnie Pulliam, 1941 - 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2015 10:06 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...Bonita Kathryn “Bonnie” Pulliam, a long time resident of Mountain Ranch, passed away at age of 74 on May 12, 2015. Born on April 3, 1941 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Bonnie has been a resident of Calaveras County since 1949. Bonnie retired as a Bank Teller for the former First Interstate Bank in San Andreas, currently Wells Fargo, after 25 years of service. Known as the conversationalist, Bonnie loved spending time with her close friends, “The Girls”. She also loved camping, reading, and gardening and spending time with family...

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Elsa Elizabeth Dyer 1934 - 2015

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2015 09:55 AM
San Andreas, CA...Elsa Elizabeth Dyer, age 80, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, surrounded by her beloved family at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital. Elsa was born in Columbus, Ohio, on November 18, 1934, to Elsie Elizabeth (Leef) and Charles Herschel Dyer...

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Riley Kitchell Takes Top Frog Jump Honors!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2015 04:50 PM
Frogtown, USA...Riley Kitchell Takes Top Frog Jump Honors!! Riley Kitchell the 2013 Frog Jump Winner takes top honors again in 2015. With a jump of 18 feet 8 and 1/2 inches it was the top jump for 2015. More photos and full video to follow..


The Winning Jump In HD

Sunday May 17, 2015 International Frog Jump Day

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2015 08:45 AM
Frogtown, USA...Today is the final day of the Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jump Jubilee. The International Frog Jump Finals, Livestock Auction and the Destruction Derby. Today has traditionally the largest audience draw of the fair. So grab your lawn chairs and pick out your spot on the hill and have a great day at the Fair!!

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Will the world record be broken? 21' 5 3/4", will the record stand?

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/17/2015 08:28 AM
Frogtown, USA...The world famous Calaveras County Fair International Frog Jump Finals are today at 3 p.m. Will the record set by Rosie the Ribbiter in 1986 stand or will we set a new record. Who will be crowned champion? Find out today. Ticket information at

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  1. Angels Trading Post Has Everything To Keep You Moving!!!
  2. Order Your New Mahindra Tractor From Joe's Services.
  3. Still Time To Win Your Derby Car, Crew & Entrance Fee For Tomorrow's Destruction Derby
  4. Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Saturday May 16 Schedule! Jumpin’ Frogs, Chubby Hogs and Corn Dogs! Hero’s Day Celebrating the American Cowboy & the American Soldier
  5. Presidential Weekly Address: Creating Opportunity for All
  6. The Deals Are Jumping At 49er Motors!! Jump On Down!!
  7. Traffic Update...Major Injury Vehicle vs Motorcycle Accident Near SR108 / Victoria Way
  8. CCWD Expands Water Conservation Ordinance
  9. Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Thursday May 14, 2015 Friday Schedule! Jumpin’ Frogs, Chubby Hogs and Corn Dogs! Rock it in Red, Healthy Heart Day
  10. Barrel of Monkeez Fun At The Fair
  11. Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – May 15 -May 23
  12. McKensey Middleton Is The 2015 Calaveas Saddle Queen
  13. Brittany Church Is The 2015 Miss Calaveras
  14. Join Us For A Live Webcast Of The Miss Calaveras Pageant Starting At 8pm
  15. Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through May 19th & Pround Sponsor Of The Frog Jump!
  16. This Week at the Arnold CHS Thrift Store Cat Adoption Center – NEWMAN!
  17. Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Thursday May 14, 2015 Opening Day Schedule! Jumpin’ Frogs, Chubby Hogs and Corn Dogs (Saddle Queens Moved To 11am)
  18. Three Riding for Rodeo Crown! The Saddle Queen Competition Has Been Moved Up To 11am
  19. Angels-Murphys Rotary Honors Local Law & Fire Personnel
  20. Traffic Update...Solo Vehicle Accident Near Winton Rd / Sr26
  21. Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Mitton 1933 - 2015
  22. If Only We Lived In Reverse ~ By Mark Twain
  23. Cal-Waste Proudly Sponsors Fair & Frog Jump
  24. Tuxedo Rental at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!
  25. CCPRA Rodeo Coming To Frogtown & Veterans To Be Honored
  26. Sonora Pass CLOSING at 4 PM TODAY Due To Weather Conditions! (Ebbetts Closing At 9am Thurs)
  27. Traffic Update...Oil Spill & Broken Big Rig Affecting Traffic
  28. (Update Inmate Has Been Located) Inmate Walks Away from Vallecito Conservation Camp in Calaveras County
  29. The Murphys Community Park Music Series Kicks Off On Memorial Day
  30. Traffic Update...Vehicle Accident Near Hwys 49 & 12
  31. Mobile Home Destroyed & Residents Displaced In Afternoon Fire
  32. Fire Update.....Structure Fire Near Rock Creek Rd / Sr4
  33. Traffic Updates...Big Rig Fire Near Sr4 / Obyrnes Ferry Rd Accidents Near Murphys Grade Rd / French Gulch Rd, & Mono Way / Sr108
  34. Fire Report...Riding Lawn Mower Sparks 4 1/2 Acre Fire
  35. Bill Promoting California-grown Lumber Passes Assembly Floor
  36. Fire Update...Vegetation Fire On Milton Road
  37. Traffic Update...Red Truck vs Tree On Hwy 4..Earlier Injury Accident On Whisky Slide.
  38. Eat The Biggest Frog First ~ Mark Twain
  39. Survey of 35,000 Americans Finds Christians Have Declined Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Have Continued to Grow
  40. Now Is The Time To Get In Shape For Summer At Family 4 Fitness ~Video Interview With Kenny Lee
  41. NFL Statement On Patriots' Violations...Brady Suspended For 4 Games
  42. Pickup Vs Tree On Near Sr26 / Ponderosa Way
  43. The Calaveras County Board Of Supervisors Are Back In Action Today
  44. Traffic Update...Vehicle Off Roadway Near Sr26 / Driver Rd
  45. 8th Annual Ebbetts Pass Century August 22th, 2015
  46. "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" ~ By Mark Twain 1835-1910
  47. Traffic Update....Vehicle Off Roadway Near Stallion Way
  48. Fire Update...Vegetation Fire Off Of Pool Station
  49. Copperopolis Town Square Holds Inaugural Frog Jump
  50. Sonora, Ebbetts & Monitor Passes Open

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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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