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Thursday, Oct 30
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
07:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday, Oct 31
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
07:00 PM Live Music and Dancing at CAMPS 209.736.8181
09:00 PM Historic Hotel Leger Haunted Halloween Bash
09:00 PM 2014 Hotel Leger Haunted Halloween Bash
Saturday, Nov 1
10:00 AM Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Murphys
05:00 PM "Zucca After Hours is open 5-8 p.m
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, Nov 2
09:30 AM Murphys Community Church
02:00 PM Baroque music concert of the Mother Lode Friends of Music
Monday, Nov 3
10:15 AM Sierra Grief, Free Support Groups. By Hospice of the Sierra
07:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous
Wednesday, Nov 5
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Bret Harte Winter Athletics Schedule for 2014/15

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/30/2014 10:36 AM

In Loving Memory of Alicia Maria Duncan, 1990~2014

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/30/2014 10:18 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Alicia Marie Duncan of Valley Springs, California was born on July 2, 1990. God called her home on October 25, 2014 at the young age of 24. Alicia graduated from Calaveras High School and worked several years at El Dorado Savings Bank in San Andreas. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was very family oriented and had a beautiful heart of gold. She touched the lives of many people with her infectious smile and contagious laugh that she would always want us to remember her by....
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Yosemite Dog Rock Fire Update October 30, 2014 Update #26

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/30/2014 10:10 AM
Yosemite National Park, CA...Current Situation: Fire crews have completed rehabilitation of the fire area. The fire is at 311 acres, and with 100 % containment. Firefighters and fire engines will be patrolling Hwy 140, watching for rolling material and hotspots. Travelers should use extreme caution and expect delays when driving through the fire area. Smoke from the interior of the fire may be visible....

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Meet The Businesses of Angels Camp!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/30/2014 10:07 AM
Angels Camp, CA...

In Loving Memory of Darlene Strader Olson 1937~2014

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/30/2014 09:51 AM
Angels Camp, CA....Darlene Strader Olson passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on October 18th, 2014. She was born in Santa Monica CA. on December 13th, 1937. A 42 year resident of Angels Camp. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Rodney Olson and her three children. Son Steven and wife Kathryn, daughter Cathy and husband Brian and son Eric. Her grandchildren, Jessica, Evan and wife Brittany, Amanda, Haley, Emmalee, Garret and Brandon. Her great grandchildren Sam, Haley, Jason Jr., Lila, Braxton, Bryson and Aubree...
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Halloween Trunk or Treat Rain Or Shine at West Point School

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/30/2014 09:43 AM

It's Pumpkin Palooza Time at Mountain Chrisitan Fellowship!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/30/2014 09:40 AM

TCSO Cause of Death For William Ray Jaspar

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/30/2014 09:21 AM
Copperopolis, CA...Late afternoon on October 28th a passing motorist saw a deceased William Ray Jaspar, 58 from Riverbank in Lake Tulloch near the Lake Tulloch Bridge. A forensic autopsy was conducted on the deceased, William Jaspar, The pathologist concluded the cause of death was drowning with a contributing factor of a massive stroke. It appears Mr. Jaspar suffered a massive stroke which caused him to fall into the water. The pathologist also concluded had Mr. Jaspar not drowned the stroke would have been fatal within several minutes....

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This Week at the Angels Camp CHS Thrift Store Adoption Center – SPICE!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/30/2014 08:18 AM
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 (open Thurs.-Sat., 11am to 5pm). Spice will be there, as well as several other kitties who would love to meet you. We will also have kitties available to meet you at our Arnold Adoption Center, located in Meadowmont Center next to Big Trees Market (open Thurs.-Sat., 10am to 5pm). We hope to see you!

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Murphys to Markleeville – “The Schedule” – October 31 to November 8

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/30/2014 08:14 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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Shop Local! Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets. Weekly Specials Through November 4th

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/29/2014 10:51 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. SIERRA HILLS NATURAL FOODS Thanksgiving Coffee Company 20% off all beans all through November. The Thanksgiving Coffee Company was started in Mendocino in 1972 by two self proclaimed hippies. For more than forty years they have been dedicated to sustainable practices, care-taking the land and providing for their growers and their employees.

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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San Francisco Giants Add 2014 Series title to '10, '12 MadBum, Affeldt Star In Relief As SF First Since '79 To Win Road Game 7

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/29/2014 09:58 PM
Kansas City, MO... The names roll smoothly off the tongue, for they have become legendary. Willie Mays. Willie McCovey. Barry Bonds. Juan Marichal. Christy Mathewson. Carl Hubbell. Mel Ott. Each occupies a hallowed spot in the pantheon of Giants franchise greats. Add another to this distinguished group: Madison Bumgarner. The 25-year-old left-hander joined this distinguished group Wednesday night by completing a World Series performance that just might rank as the finest by a Giant in the club history. He garnished his victories in Games 1 and 5 with five shutout innings of relief to earn the save in Game 7 to help San Francisco outlast the Kansas City Royals, 3-2. The decision sealed the Giants' third World Series triumph in five season.

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Join Chapel in The Pines for Their Annual Trunk or Treat!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 09:05 PM
Arnold, CA...

Ya Better Hurry and Make Your Reservations Now for The Ever So Popular Teddy Bear Tea!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 09:00 PM

VUSD Has Called A Special Meeting for Thursday, October 30th at 6pm

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 08:55 PM
Avery, CA....Special Meeting agenda called by the Board President Pursuant to Government Code section 54956 will be held at the VUSD District Office Avery, CA on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Full agenda is enclosed....
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Mind Matters Clinic to Benefir from Open Golf Tournament

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 02:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Mind Matters, the Murphys based clinic that treats autism and related disorders, will be one of the beneficiaries when the Wine Barrel Open Golf Tournament is held in Greenhorn Creek on Thursday, November 6. Ninety-two golfers from throughout northern California have signed up for this second annual event. A barrel full of 36 bottles of Calaveras wines will be the...
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Free Public Class in San Andreas Holiday Favorites

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 02:27 PM
San Andreas, CA...There’s no better way to share the holiday spirit than with a handmade gift. The good news is that you don’t need a degree in culinary arts to turn out artisan food products from your own kitchen. The Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras counties will be hosting an inspiring two-hour class where local MFP’s will share their specialties, including a colorful and delicious habanera jelly (a great hostess gift), dehydrated spaghetti sauce in a jar (perfect for the college student or camper), seasoned salts and spicy mustards for all of your foodie friends, and much more....
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FULL HIGHWAY CLOSURE...State Route 99 at State Route 140 in Merced County

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 02:25 PM
Merced County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close northbound State Route 99 (SR-99) at SR-140 (north of Childs Avenue) for bridge work. The closure will begin on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. until Friday, October 31, 2014, at 5:00 a.m....
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BOE Finds Tuolumne County Assessor's Office Meets State Standards

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 02:24 PM
Sacramento, CA...The Board of Equalization (BOE) released a report today stating that most properties in Tuolumne County are properly assessed and the overall quality of the assessment roll, representing approximately $5.9 billion in value, meets state standards, announced George Runner, Second District Member of the California State Board of Equalization....
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Writers Workshops, Author Tables, Public Readings from the Book, Open Mic and More!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 12:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Join Manzanita Writers Press in celebrating the release of the new Wine, Cheese, and chocolate book on NOVEMBER 15! The launch and author fair event is at Camps Restaurant/ Greenhorn Creek in Angels Camp. Beginning in the morning with 9-11:30 AM workshops, then a no-host lunch until one, and then authors sharing their readings from the new book from 1-3. See below....

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New Melones Fishing Report for October 28th~by Glory Hole Sports

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 12:02 PM
New Melones, CA...Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 516,856 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped close to a foot this week and is currently at 861 ft. above sea level and 215 ft. from full. The water is starting to clear up due to stable and rising water. The water temperature continues to cool with the average being 68-72 degrees. Tuttletown launch is closed. Glory Hole Point boat launch is the road leading off the end of the point. It is a dirt launch without courtesy docks and 4wd is recommended....
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George Runner Hosting Free Seminar to Help Small Businesses

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 11:56 AM
Sacramento, CA.. Board of Equalization Member George Runner is sponsoring a free tax seminar for small businesses in the Sacramento area. Designed to help small business owners be successful, the event will address topics such as sales and use tax problems, loan programs and services, forms of ownership and recordkeeping. Runner will attend and provide opening remarks welcoming taxpayers....

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Calaveras Arts Gallery Store is Open for Business with Locally-Created Art Gifts

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 11:49 AM
Calaveras Arts Council’s Gallery Store located in historic downtown San Andreas is open for business this holiday season with a grand assortment of art collectibles beginning Monday, November 10. Gallery Store hours are Monday–Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm and Friday-Saturday, 10am to 3:00pm....
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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Releases Data Breach Report; 18.5 Million Californians’ Personal Information Put at Risk

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 11:08 AM
Los Angeles, CA...Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released the second annual report detailing the 167 data breaches reported to the Attorney General’s office in 2013 that impacted18.5 million Californians by putting their personal information at risk. The report is accompanied by recommendations from the Attorney General for consumers, businesses and lawmakers on how to protect against data breaches and prevent them in the future....
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Two Locations for the Hospice Annual Tree of Lights! Come Celebrate the Joy of Remembrance

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 10:52 AM
Hospice of Amador &Calaveras invites you and your family to join us in celebrating your loved ones during the holiday season. Our Calaveras event will take place on Saturday, December 6, at 5:00 pm at our Angels Camp Thrift Store, 570 N. Main St., Angels Camp. The Amador County event will take place on Sunday, December 7, at 5:00 pm at the Hospice Thrift Store, 10776 Argonaut Lane, Jackson. Festivities for each location will include music, a candle lighting celebration, reading of names, tree lighting, and refreshments. ...
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Caltrans Seeks Public Input on How to Improve Transportation Across Regions of California

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 10:08 AM
Sacramento, CA...In an effort to improve community outreach and strengthen California’s interregional transportation system, Caltrans is seeking ideas from the public on how to improve transportation between regions of the state. “California’s population is projected to grow to 50 million people in the next decade and a half, highlighting the need to not only preserve existing transportation infrastructure but also to invest in ....
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The Candidates Go On Tour

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 10:01 AM
Calaveras County, CA...The Vallecito School Board candidates endorsed by the teachers went on a tour of local businesses in Arnold and Murphys to meet and chat with interested voters last Sunday. Alison "Ali" Heermance, Tom Pratt, and Colby Barker, first met at Arnold Ace Hardware, then traveled to Big Trees Market in the heart of Arnold, and ended the afternoon at Pizza Plus in Murphys. They greeted patrons and .....
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Trick-or-Treat? Drink-or-Drive - Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving... The Calaveras County Avoid DUI Coalition is deploying additional officers Halloween night

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 09:59 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely. The Avoid the 2 DUI Task Force is reminding all drivers that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking....
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Lottery Now Open for Historic Ostrander Ski Hut in Yosemite’s Backcountry...Yosemite Conservancy is Accepting Online Reservation Lottery Forms Until November 19, 2014 for Experienced Skiers to Stay Overnight at Ostrander Ski Hut

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/29/2014 09:56 AM
Yosemite National Park, CA...Yosemite Conservancy announced today that it is accepting online reservation lottery forms for the 2014-2015 season at historic Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by experienced cross-country skiers who make the strenuous 10-mile journey from Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake in Yosemite National Park....
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Deceased Man Found In Lake Tulloch..UPDATED WITH DECEASED NAME

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 09:13 PM
Copperopolis, CA... On 10/28/14 about 4:00 P.M. a citizen passing by on the Lake Tulloch Bridge saw what appeared to be a body in the water near the Tuolumne County side of the lake near the bridge. A Deputy was dispatched and located a body submerged about ten feet from shore in approx. ten feet of water. On the shore line near the body, the Deputies found a fishing pole and related fishing gear....

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BurgerZ and Coffee iz for Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/21/2014 02:00 PM
Murphys, CA...Great Turn Key Business opportunity. Successful location for over 15 years. BurgerZ is entering it’s 4th year of serving quality Burgerz and Dogz to our local Murphys Friends. As well as making new ones as they pass by on their way up the hill to enjoy the Beautiful Scenic Byway of HWY 4. Burgerz is well known for our Charbroiled ⅓ pound Angus Beef Burgerz. We are a plain and simple a “Burger Joint”. Complete with a F’Real shake machine....

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Re-Elect Don Stump For CCWD Board

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/05/2014 09:16 AM
Hathaway Pines, CA...I take my position as a Board member for CCWD very seriously. Please visit my web page at for more detailed information or follow me on Facebook at Don Stump for CCWD Dist3. My email address is What my Board has accomplished: Hired an outstanding General Manager-Joone Lopez, Built a new Headquarters Building, Created a funding mechanism to upgrade our infrastructure, Started the Re-Licensing strategy of our North Fork Project, Created important relationships with top State officials and Legislators, Helped develop strategies to retain our Water Rights....

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Dana Pfeil For Superior Court Judge Department One

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/29/2014 01:45 PM

Tim Healy For Superior Court Judge - Dept. 2

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/14/2014 12:20 PM

Facts or Fiction ~ By Guy Puccio

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 05:36 PM
Arnold, CA...Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an author, speaker, and public servant who served with distinction in many positions for the State and Federal Governments during the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford Administrations and as United States Senator from New York from 1977 to 2001, or for 24 years. As a result, he possessed a substantial history and institutional memory about public policy contributing to his outstanding success as a public servant and was known for brilliant quotes. In response to a speaker with whom he disagreed, Senator Moynihan quipped, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts.” He has also observed, “The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.”
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Beautiful Murphys Custom Estate Home From Premier Properties

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 04:51 PM

Don't Miss Brush N Cork At Chatom Vineyards....Only A Few Tickets Left

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 04:22 PM
Douglas Flat, CA...Just a few more tickets left for the first ever Brush & Cork night at Chatom Vineyards! Friday, November 7th at 5:30 pm in the Cellar -- Join us for an incredible night of painting, wine and yummy appetizers from Lunch Lady Catering! Give us a call today to purchase your tickets - only a few more spots available! (800) 435-8852

Trick-or-Treat? Drink-or-Drive - Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving! The Calaveras County Avoid DUI Coalition is deploying additional officers Halloween night

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 04:17 PM
Angels Camp, Ca— Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely. The Avoid the 2 DUI Task Force is reminding all drivers that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking....

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VUSD Family Resource Fair Is Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 11:25 AM

Traffic Update...Dogs Playing In Traffic In Rancho

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 09:23 AM
Valley Springs, CA....CHP is reporting a Beagle and a Lab mix are in the roadway near Baldwin St / Treosti Pl. Please use caution in the area...


Political Letters To The Editor Or Opinion Pieces In The Heart Of Campaign Season ~ By John Hamilton

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 08:19 AM
Arnold, CA...Our standard policy for submitted letters to the editor is this. If you are submitting commentary and opinion it should be open for comment and rebuttal. In the heart of election season if you request comments not be allowed on your opinion piece then the candidate's campaign that you are aligning yourself with should have to take ownership of the commentary...
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COUNTING THE DAYS AND HOURS Daylight Saving Time in California ~ By Bob Mulvany

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 07:30 AM
Calaveras County, CA...We will “fall back” from daylight saving time on November 2. Whew! That is only 49 days before the Winter Solstice. Then on the second Sunday of March 2015 we “spring forward” again. This happens in most states with Arizona being one of the few exceptions. Daylight Saving Time is not entirely popular and there are some drawbacks. For example, it has been found that accidents of all types increase on days following the time change in March. This probably results from sleep deprivation.
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CCWD Sets Aside Funds For Infrastructure Upgrades ~ By Don Stump

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/28/2014 07:24 AM
Arnold, CA...This is a section of pipe that was removed from the main water line in Arnold that blew out Wednesday night on Blagen Road. As you can see, this pipe is way past the end of its useful life. I'm excited that planning, engineering and permitting are almost completed so the Calaveras County Water District can replace this transmission line next summer. This 12-inch transmission line supplies water to a large number of homes and businesses in Arnold. This year alone, there have been four major blowouts in the pipe. That is just not acceptable. District staff has warned CCWD board members for the last 15 years that there are critical problems with pipes, pumps, tanks and facilities. When infrastructure failures occur, it’s inconvenient for our residential customers, but it’s especially difficult for customers who own commercial restaurants and places of lodging. CCWD staff strives to repair these infrastructure failures as quickly as possible, and I’m very proud of how hard they work to restore water service to our customers....

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Construction Schedule for Hwy 4 Paving Project for Week of October 27th

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/27/2014 08:14 PM
Calaveras County, CA...Work is scheduled to begin Monday, October 27, 2014, through Friday, October 31, 2014, from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Shoulder work is scheduled for Forest Meadows Drive to Pine Drive from Monday through Wednesday, and Pine Drive to Meko Drive from Wednesday through Friday. Driveways also will be paved in Murphys, Arnold and Avery throughout the week....
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California Attorney General’s Office Awarded $750,000 to Fight Recidivism

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/27/2014 08:10 PM
Los Angeles, CA....Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the California Attorney General’s Office has been awarded nearly $750,000 in federal grant funds for recidivism reduction efforts. The funds, which come from the U.S. Department of Justice Second Chance Act, will be directed to “Back on Track LA,” a recidivism reduction pilot initiative under development by the California Department of Justice in Los Angeles County in partnership with the Los Angeles County ....
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FULL HIGHWAY CLOSURE....State Route 124 From Jackson Street to State Route 104 in Amador County

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/27/2014 08:08 PM
Amador County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 124 (SR-124) from Jackson Street to SR-104 in Ione for the Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m....
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Lette to the Editor~by Peggy Morley

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/27/2014 08:00 PM
Calaveras County, CA....On behalf of the Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS), thank you for coming out and supporting our recent yard sale in Valley Springs. With your generous donations, the event raised close to $2,000 to help our animal shelter. Imagine such good could come out of simply cleaning out our attics and garages! We would especially like to thank Jeff and Jamie Davidson, for allowing the use of their lot for the sale. ....
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Please join the Calaveras Humane Society for 'HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS' on November 15th!

Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 10/27/2014 07:55 PM

24 Year Old Valley Springs Woman Dies When Falling From Moving Truck

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/27/2014 06:29 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Richard Adams, 36 from Valley Springs was driving his 2011 Chevy pickup westbound on Hwy 26, just after 2am on Saturday morning just west of Heinemann Drive at an undermined speed when Adam's passenger for unknown reasons, came out of the vehicle while it was moving. When the passenger impacted the ground she suffered fatal injuries. During the investigation, it was determined that Adams was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for driving under the influence violations...

CHP Is Looking For Additional Information On This Accident. Please Call 209.754.3541
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Beautiful Featured Home At 1663 Karock Road ~ From Dorrington Realty

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/27/2014 04:38 PM
Dorrington CA...1663 Karock Road, Dorrington CA - Built in 2006 this high end home has great cabin appeal. Interior trim boasts log railings, pine trim and decorator lighting. Its chalet features shows off the open floor plan. It has a large loft overlooking living room and dining room. There is stainless and granite in the kitchen with slate flooring in kitchen and dining room. Central AC, Gas log stove. Nice deck, quiet street, single car garage. 1/2 hour to ski, minutes to summer Rec Center or take a walk in Big Trees State park. Everything you've ever wanted in your mountain home, call us!

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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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