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Traffic Update...Big Rig Collision Near Hwy 26 & Mokelumne River. One Way Traffic Controls in Place

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 05:58 PM
West Point, CA...Traffic Update...Big Rig Collision Near Hwy 26 & Mokelumne River. One Way Traffic Controls in Place


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Sonora Man Arrested for Targeting Kids on Social Media in Sex for Drugs Bust.

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 03:46 PM
Tuolumne County High-Risk Supervision Team (HRST), consisting of Sheriff’s Deputies and Probation Officers, shut down an operation in which a Sonora man used the social media app Snapchat to trade sex acts and explicit photos for drugs. On Tuesday, HRST followed up on a tip of suspicious behavior involving 30-year-old David Pacheco of Sonora. Pacheco, actively on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS), was contacted at his home in Crystal Falls. HRST conducted a search of David’s home, vehicle, and storage unit.

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FDA Panel Recommends Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Biotech Covid Vaccine for EUA!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 03:10 PM
Washington, DC...The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic:  Today, the FDA held a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee to discuss the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) request from Janssen Biotech Inc. for its COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. Meeting materials are available on the FDA’s webpage. An archived link to the meeting webcast can be found here.

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March 13th Job Fair for 10 New Jobs in San Andreas!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 01:50 PM
San Andreas, CA...RoofScreen is hiring 10 people. They will be working at a newly renovated building. RoofScreen Mfg. is looking to hire between 8 and 10 new employees for multiple positions at their new manufacturing building in San Andreas, CA. RoofScreen Mfg. designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes modular rooftop framing systems designed to be used as equipment screens and solar panel mounting racks on commercial and industrial buildings.


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Middleton's Furniture & Appliances is Open & Serving Your Essential Shopping Needs Since 1955!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 01:36 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Middleton's is Open Normal Hours During the COVID-19 Crisis for their Community. Browse Online, Call In Your Order & Get Fast, Free Delivery! When people buy from us, they don't just get an appliance, piece of furniture or electronic; they become a member of our family, a family that is there for one another for the life of the product. Whether you want to stop by to learn more—or plan to purchase a major appliance, furniture or electronic—we will treat you like family and assist you every step of the way to find a product that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.




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State Dept on Accountability for the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 12:05 PM
Washington, DC...In October 2018, the world was horrified by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a lawful permanent resident of the United States, in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Individuals should be able to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms without fear of government retribution, retaliation, punishment, or harm. Jamal Khashoggi paid with his life to express his beliefs. President Biden said in a statement released last October on the second anniversary of the murder that Mr. Khashoggi’s death would not be in vain, and that we owe it to his memory to fight for a more just and free world.

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Pizza, Burgers, Pasta, Sandwiches, Salads, Steaks & Beer! All for Takeout or Delivery from Snowshoe Brewing Company!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 10:55 AM
Arnold, CA...For more than 20 years, The Shoe has crafted great beer and quality food for the whole family. Whether you’re a local, touring Scenic Highway 4, visiting Big Trees State Park, Lake Alpine or Bear Valley, Snowshoe Brewing Company is your stop for fresh handcrafted beer, quality fresh food, local wines and family-friendly service.

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Calaveras County Sheriffs Office Launches Security Camera Registration Program

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 10:35 AM
San Andreas, CA...When crimes occur, the solvability factor greatly increases if surveillance footage captures anything useful to further the investigation. From a missing child to burglary suspects, security footage is a primary item of evidence sought-out by deputies and investigators. In some circumstances, the need for rapid collection is paramount.

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Off Highway Vehicle Cooperative Funds Grant Applications Public Notice

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 10:15 AM
Placerville, CA...The Eldorado National Forest has submitted two applications for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2021 grant cycle. This includes an application for ground operations and for law enforcement across the Forest, as well as a restoration application to conduct a Yosemite Toad hybridization study on the Amador Ranger District.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle Fire at Coulterville Christian Fellowship

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 10:03 AM
Coulterville, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle Fire at Coulterville Christian Fellowship


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Hey Good People!! Your Pure Mountain Fun Awaits at Bear Valley!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 09:49 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Sunny today with the high coming in around 40F. Winds will be lite today after some seriously breezy conditions the last few evenings. Weather conditions look to be mostly clear with cooler nights for the next few days with an inside slider event come late Friday into Saturday bringing snow showers with the current model runs. Things should get interesting around the first week of March or so so stay tuned for more on that development. Coverage is great out on the hill with 100% terrain open so get out and ski/ride and enjoy the Pure Mtn Fun ethos! Stay tuned……..




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Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Start at 9am Today..This Morning's Replays Are Below!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/26/2021 06:57 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!





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Wounded Warrior Project Applauds Reintroduction of Major Richard Star Act to Senate, House

Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2021 11:14 PM
Washington, DC... The Major Richard Star Act of 2021, S. 334 / H.R.1282, is a major legislative priority for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), which supports its reintroduction in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The act was formerly introduced during the 116th Congress as S. 3393 and H.R. 5995.


The Major Richard Star Act of 2021, S. 334 / H.R.1282, is a major legislative priority for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), which supports its reintroduction in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The Major Richard Star Act would reform this policy to ensure 42,000 retirees whose military careers were cut short due to combat-related injuries can collect hundreds of dollars per month that they have been denied up until now.
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Alert Neighbor Lead to Arrest After Residential Burglary

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 11:04 PM
Sonora, CA...On February 17, during the 5 PM hour, our office was alerted to a residential burglary in the 200 block of West Jackson St. A neighbor in the area noticed subjects in a house. The neighbor attempted to contact the subjects in the residence. Two subjects fled from the residence on foot prior to the Officer’s arrival. Officers were able to locate 28-year- old Falina Grell, of Sonora, hiding behind a business in the area. Grell was ultimately identified as being in the residence. Grell was taken into custody without further incident.

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State Accelerates Access to COVID Vaccines for Education Workers

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 11:03 PM
Sacramento, CA...Following last week’s announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom that, beginning March 1, at least 10 percent of vaccine supply would be dedicated to education workers – including teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, child care workers and site-based administrators – the state outlined its plan to execute on the Governor’s commitment.

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Mourns Loss of Warden DeMasters

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 10:23 PM
Sacramento, CA...CDFW suffered a devastating loss on the evening of Feb. 21 when Warden Michael DeMasters lost his life in an off-duty motorcycle accident. Michael graduated from the Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Academy in 2018 at only 21 years of age and soon returned to his home in Calaveras County where he served as the local wildlife officer. With the extremely close-knit nature of the Calaveras County community and first responders within it, Michael was well known and loved.

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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.....Tonight's Replay is Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.



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U.S. Conducts Defensive Precision Strike Against Iranian Backed Militants

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 05:30 PM
Washington, DC...“At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel. Specifically, the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kait’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kait’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS).

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Back in the Saddle - Re-Imagined! Tickets Go On Sale April 1st

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 05:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)...The Board of Directors of the 39th District Agricultural Association met last evening via conference call. Among their business items was planning the 2021 Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee. The board voted to plan a modified event. So what can the community tentatively expect: Frog Jumping, Livestock Show, Western Horse Events, Fair food, Shopping, Miss Calaveras, Saddle Queen competition & Junior Exhibits.

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White Paper: Why (and How) America Should Upgrade Our Vulnerable Electrical Grid

Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2021 05:02 PM
Washington, DC... A new white paper from IEEE-USA, written by the nation's leading power engineers, addresses challenges and suggests solutions to current electrical grid shortcomings that are both technically feasible and economical.

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Attorney General Becerra Continues Defense of California’s Large-Capacity Magazine Ban

Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2021 04:45 PM
Sacramento, CA... California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today applauded a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to grant a rehearing en banc in Duncan v. Becerra, a case challenging California’s ban on the acquisition and possession of large-capacity magazines (LCMs). Last August, the Attorney General  filed a petition seeking review of a divided three-judge panel’s decision to uphold a federal district court’s ruling that the LCM ban is unconstitutional. In today's order, the court also vacated the three-judge panel's decision.

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The March 2nd, 2021 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda

Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2021 04:39 PM
San Andreas, CA... The Mission of the Calaveras Unified School District is to partner with its families and communities in order to graduate all students as engaged, responsible and skilled citizens enabling them to achieve personal success.

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Start a New Family Tradition & Book Your Stay in Bear Valley!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 04:35 PM
Bear Valley, CA....Book a condo or cabin for this weekend and enjoy great snow conditions. A stay with Bear Valley Vacation Rentals means the comforts of home with a professional touch. We offer unique, individually owned condos and cabins with the additional amenities and benefits only our friendly and knowledgeable vacation rental staff can provide.


California Republicans Request Governor Make COVID-19 Relief Business Loans Tax-Free

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 04:17 PM
Sacramento, CA...California State Senate Republicans support legislative efforts that would make state and federal COVID-19 relief dollars free from tax liability for businesses and allow them to fully deduct expenses paid for with forgiven loans. Senate Bill 265 introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) would apply to both future pandemic-related relief funds as well as retroactively to recipients who have already received funds.
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Sender's Market's Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through March 2nd. Shop Local & Save!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 03:36 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...In 1950, we started out as a family operation with Erich’s father and mother, August and Freida Sender, in a century-old adobe building. The upstairs was home to the Sender family, and the first floor included groceries, a meat market, a bar, and a small eating place called Opa’s Smokehouse. On Christmas morning in 1968, the old store was destroyed by fire. But in June 1969, Sender’s Market, Inc. was opened. Since that time, there have been many changes, including remodeling, expansion, and the addition of many employees. That’s also when we added the truss plant and purchased Sender’s Market Ace Hardware in Valley Springs. Today, we're still family owned and still working hard to stock everything from pantry essentials to power tools. Whether you've got questions about the perfect cut of meat or the right kind of paint, our helpful, knowledgeable staff has you covered.  Click on images below for larger versions





FDA Approves Targeted Treatment for Rare Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutation

Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2021 03:00 PM
Washington, DC... Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Amondys 45 (casimersen) injection for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients who have a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 45 skipping (Exons are pieces of DNA that provide information for making proteins in a person’s genome). The agency approved Amondys 45 based on an increase in dystrophin (a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact) production in skeletal muscle observed in patients treated with the therapy. This is the first FDA-approved targeted treatment for patients with this type of mutation. Approximately 8% of patients with DMD have a mutation that is amenable to exon 45 skipping.

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Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warns to Avoid All Cheese Sold Under the Brand Name El Abuelito

Posted by: News_Desk on 02/25/2021 02:18 PM
Atlanta, GA... CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/hispanic-soft-cheese-02-21/index.html

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Traffic Update....Collision Near Parrotts Ferry Rd / Gold Springs Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 01:52 PM
Columbia, CA...Traffic Update....Collision Near Parrotts Ferry Rd / Gold Springs Dr


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Hours-Long Police Standoff Ends with Convicted Felon in Custody

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 12:14 PM
South Lake Tahoe, CA...Last Night, South Lake Tahoe Police were involved in an hours-long standoff in the 3700 block of Alder Ave. The suspect, 55-year-old Scott Nevin, drove up from Santa Cruz County after a search warrant was executed on his home by the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office. Inside, law enforcement found 43 weapons, high capacity magazines, and tactical vests with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patches on them.

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A Bit of Wisdom from Poor Richard

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 12:13 PM
“The World is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet every one has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the Affairs of his neighbor.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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A New Era in Hometown Health Care from Mark Twain Medical Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 08:15 AM
Angels Camp & Copperopolis, CA...A New Era in Hometown Health Care from Mark Twain Medical Center.

U.S. Postal Service Awards Contract to Launch Multi-Billion-Dollar Modernization of Postal Delivery Vehicle Fleet

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 08:10 AM
Washington, DC...Oshkosh Defense Will Finalize Design of Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV), Delivering Up to 165,000 of the U.S.-Built Vehicles Over the Next Decade. Investment is Part of Soon-to-be-Released, 10-Year Plan to Transform USPS Into the Preferred Delivery Service Provider for the American Public. Modernization to Reduce USPS Fleet’s Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Cleaner Technologies, such as Electric Powertrains, Power Carrier Routes

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12 New Community Cases & One Inmate Case in Latest Tuolumne Country Covid Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 07:57 AM
Sonora, CA...Tuolumne County is reporting 12 new community cases and 1 new SCC inmate cases today. All of the new cases appear to be isolating, one earlier reported case is now hospitalized, and 2 individuals have been released from isolation. Of the 12 new community cases, 1 is a Tuolumne County Jail inmate, for a total of 8 involved in the current outbreak investigation.

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Start at 9am Today..This Morning's Replays Are Below!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 07:49 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!



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Calaveras Covid Dashboard Updated Every Weekday

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/25/2021 07:45 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Public Health updates new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). The number of laboratory tests reported to Calaveras Public Health are approximate. Test numbers are from the State's data reporting system, CalREDIE. There is a lag time between the time the test is taken and the time that the lab results are finalized and entered into CalREDIE. As case investigations are conducted and more information is gathered, case counts may change or even decrease due to resident status, duplicates, incorrect contact information, and more. Active hospitalizations are updated once per day.

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Past 35 Local News
  1. SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program
  2. Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship
  3. Amador COVID-19 Update
  4. President Biden at Signing of an Executive Order on Supply Chains
  5. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.....Tonight's Replay is Below
  6. End of the Road for Silicon Valley Icon as Fry's Electronics Closes
  7. Calaveras Public Health Announces Twenty-Two Additional Deaths from COVID-19
  8. Hey Good People!! Copious Amounts of Pure Mountain Fun Awaits at Skyline Bear Valley!
  9. President Biden During a Meeting with a Bipartisan Group of House and Senate Members on U.S. Supply Chains
  10. Joey is Your Calaveras County Animal Services Pet of the Week!
  11. Becerra HHS Secretary Nomination Hearing in Senate
  12. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through March 2nd!
  13. H&R Block Provides Answers as People Prepare to File Their Taxes! You Could Get Up to ,500 Today!
  14. Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad Feb 24 ~ Mar 2
  15. Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Start at 9am Today...New Stories Are Below
  16. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for February 22nd
  17. Calaveras County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for February 22nd
  18. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for February 21st
  19. Calaveras County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for February 21st
  20. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for February 20th
  21. Calaveras County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for February 20th
  22. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for February 19th
  23. Calaveras County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for February 19th
  24. Senate Republican Leader Wilk Says “Let Them Play”
  25. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.....Tonight's Replay is Below
  26. Back in The Saddle May 13th-16th 2021!
  27. President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Virtual Bilateral Meeting
  28. Michael Demasters, 24, From Valley Springs Passed Away in Head-On Collision on Double Springs Road.
  29. Joint Review of Capital Breach on January 6th
  30. Sheriff Villanueva Discusses Single Vehicle Traffic Collision Involving Tiger Woods
  31. Traffic Update....Calf in Roadway Near Sr26 / Olive Orchard Rd
  32. Tiger Woods Injured in Solo Vehicle Collision This Morning
  33. Traffic Update....Collision Near Parrotts Ferry Rd / Sawmill Flat Rd
  34. Traffic Update....Tesla vs Trailblazer Near Hwy 108 & Lassen Drive
  35. Fed Chair Powell on Monetary Policy Before Senate Banking Committee

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