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Thursday, Aug 13
All Day Road Delays for Road Improvement Project on Old Gulch Road 8/10/20 to 8/14/20
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04:00 PM Be Unselfish & Buy Some Shellfish at the Big 2020 Drive Thru Shrimp & Pasta Feed!!
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All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
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Tuesday, Aug 18
10:00 AM Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Offering Weekly Grief Support
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Friday, Aug 21
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
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All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
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04:00 PM Get Your Family Style Dinners Fri & Saturday Nights from Bistro Espresso
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All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
All Day Stevenot Winery Now Open for Wine Tastings, Reservations Recommended
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Tuesday, Aug 25
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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, New Stories are Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/13/2020 07:01 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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Sender's Market's Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through August 18th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/13/2020 09:44 AM
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.



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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through August 18th & Sierra Hills Hours Update.

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/13/2020 07:53 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...Angels Food and Sierra Hills Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through August 11th. Sierra Hills Hours Of Operation Update~ Starting Sunday, August 9, Sierra Hills Market is shortening our business hours, due to recent staffing challenges we are experiencing. Our new hours will be 8:00 am-8:00 pm and our deli will close daily at 6:00 pm. As we are in close and constant contact with county officials, regarding the Covid-19 situation, we are adhering to all precautionary guidelines set forth by them. We also want our customers to know that our concerns have always been and continues to be customer and employee safety. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers; but we would rather shorten our hours, than compromise our dedication to excellent customer service. Thank you again for your patronage and understanding. Management

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 10:08 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Mask Issue Escalates at Local Hardware Store

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 04:52 PM
Arnold, CA...From Sgt. Greg Stark at the Calaveras Sheriff's Office.."Today at 12:30pm an Ace hardware, Arnold, employee asked customer to wear a mask and provided one. Customer took it walked around then threw the mask down at the register when asked again to put it on. Said "I don't have to. Come outside I will whup your ass." Employee followed subject outside and subject had an open carry firearm on his thigh. He placed his hand on it like he was going to pull it out but did not pull the weapon out. Other subjects were around at the time."

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Record Number of Illegal Campfires Occurring Despite Fire Restrictions

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 04:32 PM
Placerville, CA...Fire and law enforcement officers had another busy weekend contacting a record numbers of visitors about campfires they had made that are not allowed under the current fire restrictions in the Eldorado National Forest. “We are really excited to have so many new people visiting the forest for the first time,” said Forest Supervisor Jeff Marsolais. “Now more than ever, being outdoors is playing an important role in our lives. Our national forests are open and we want to welcome everyone to come out and enjoy them. But right now, traditional campfires are too much of a risk, given the weather conditions in California.”

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Calaveras Marijuana Team Eradicates More Illegal Grows

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 01:42 PM
San Andreas, CA...On August 4, 2020, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at an illegal marijuana cultivation site in the 8000 block of West Murray Creek Road in Mountain Ranch. Deputies seized 285 growing marijuana plants with an estimated value exceeding $199,500. One suspect was located at the scene and issued a citation. May Lao Her, age 51 of Fresno, California, was cited on charges of 11358 H&S Illegal Marijuana Cultivation and 11359 H&S Possession of Marijuana for Sale. The investigation is ongoing.



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Two Boating Accidents on Lake Hogan

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 12:58 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On August 8th 2020 at about 4:00PM Marine Safety Deputies responded to Lake Hogan for a report of a boating accident with major injuries. According to witnesses, occupants of the involved boat were engaging in wakeboarding at the time of the accident. When the rider on the wakeboard fell, the boat operator turned to retrieve that person.

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The Nurses Fighting Coronavirus From Hot Spot to Hot Spot

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 12:07 PM
New York, NY...From the Wall Street Journal..."Traveling nurses are offsetting staffing shortages in hospitals around the U.S. where Covid-19 is surging. Four nurses give viewers an intimate look into the mental and physical toll the work is having on them five months into the pandemic. Photo: Chelsea Walsh"

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Traffic Update....Boat Trailer Jackknifed on Boat Ramp Striking a Pedestrian

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 11:30 AM
Pinecrest, CA...Traffic Update....Boat Trailer Jackknifed on Boat Ramp Striking a Pedestrian. Please use caution in the area....


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Four New COVID-19 Cases in Tuolumne County

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 11:18 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Tuolumne County Public Health Dept yesterday. "4 new cases are being reported today. 2 individuals are isolating, 1 has recovered, and 1 is hospitalized. The California Department of Public Health reports that they have cleared the CalREDIE backlog and are continuing to work with local health jurisdictions to identify and resolve any remaining data gaps. The state had previously reported that they would halt the county data monitoring process. However, in order to consistently reflect the data and how the disease is impacting communities, as local health departments work with the state to complete the processing of backlogged cases, the state plans to retroactively apply the data and update the county data monitoring list for each day. Due to the state lab reporting system challenges, we have temporarily turned off the case rate tab of our data dashboard. We will update this information and begin reporting that part of the data again as soon as possible.

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Seven Deaths & 31 New COVID-19 Cases in Amador County Since Friday

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 11:11 AM
Amador County, CA – Amador County Public Health confirms another seven deaths due to COVID-19 and 31 additional cases in Amador since Friday’s COVID-19 update. The individuals who passed were residents of Jackson and Pine Grove, in their 60s, 80s, and 90s and each had underlying conditions placing them at higher risk for COVID-19 complications. Today during the Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting a moment of silence was observed to honor the memory of the first community members to die from COVID-19 complications.

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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through August 18th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 08:23 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market is working hard to keep the shelves stocked for you! They have also implemented enhanced safety, cleaning and social distancing procedures in the store. These include plastic shields between staff and public in the checkstands. Due to the supply chain disruptions their normal weekly ad took a bit of a hiatus. This week they have two pages of their normal 4 page returns and they have plenty of in-store specials and the savings you have come to rely on. During the outbreak their hours are 8am to 6pm seven days a week.



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Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today, Replays are Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/12/2020 07:59 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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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm...Tonight's Replay is Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 10:00 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Calaveras County Since Friday

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 06:08 PM
San Andreas, CA...On Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Calaveras Public Health reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The additional cases include two females and four males between 18 to 49 years of age, four males between 50-64 years of age, and one female and three males over the age of 65. Five cases were reported in District 1, Districts 2 and 4 each had one case, District 3 had four cases, and District 5 had three cases.



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Award Winning Investigator & Fixture of Law Enforcement in Amador & Calaveras Counties Retiring

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 05:47 PM
Jackson, CA...From the Amador County District Attorney's Office..."Gary Stevens is retiring from the Amador County District Attorney's Office. Gary has over thirty years law enforcement experience, beginning with the U.S. Border Patrol in the late 80's, then to Calaveras Sheriff for 13 years, 5 years with the Amador County Sheriff, and the last 12 and a half years as an Investigator with the DA's Office. Gary worked as a criminal investigator, (crimes against children, officer involved shootings, homicides, etc). Gary was awarded the California District Attorney's Association 'Outstanding Investigator of the year' in 2014, and Amador County Peace Office of the Year in 2014, stemming from a homicide investigation in Sutter Creek. Gary will be returning in a few months as a part time investigator with the DA's Office. Enjoy retirement Gary!"


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Traffic Update...Vehicle 320ft Off Roadway Into Brush

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 03:43 PM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update...Vehicle 320ft Off Roadway Into Brush. Please use caution in the area...


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Inside View #342 with Guest Calaveras County Supervisor Ben Stopper 8/5/2020

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 02:47 PM
San Andreas, CA...Inside View #342 with Guest Calaveras County Supervisor Ben Stopper 8/5/2020


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Socially Distanced Taco Tuesday at Bistro Espresso

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 02:20 PM
Arnold, CA...Head to Arnold tonight for socially distanced Taco Tuesday with Musical Accompaniment by Hollywood Live. A great socially distanced event on the lawn from 6 - 8pm.


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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 01:51 PM
Philadelphia, PA...The first Black woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. Kamala’s father immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica to study economics and her mother immigrated from India. Kamala’s mother told her growing up “Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day.


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The City Has Issued A Boil Water Notice For All Residents In The Area Of Fairview Drive, Fairview Place, Oak Place and Oak Court

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 11:05 AM
Angels Camp, CA...August 10th, 2020 a water line break caused a disruption in water service for customers who live on Fairview Drive, Fairview Place, Oak Place and Oak Court. Public Works crews were able to isolate and repair the break. State regulations require that a boil water advisory remain in effect until two rounds of water quality testing is completed, this usually occurs within 2-3 days. The boil water advisory is in effect for all residents in the area of Fairview Drive, Fairview Place, Oak Place and Oak Court. City staff hand delivered boil water notices to each customer affected and they will be notified as soon as the boil water advisory can be lifted. For more information, please contact City Hall at COA@angelscamp.gov or (209) 736-2181.

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Call Now For Blood Analysis Screenings at Mark Twain Medical Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 10:49 AM
San Andreas, CA...Our world has changed with the Pandemic. Our commitment to serve you has not. Although we cannot gather for our annual Fall Health Fair, we will be offering Blood Analysis Screenings for $45. Please call 209.897.0003 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to schedule your appointment. Our goal is to make your visit as safe as possible. We're here when you're ready.

Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down Near Rams Horn Grade / Barone Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 10:33 AM
Volcano, CA...Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down Near Rams Horn Grade / Barone Rd.


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Angels Camp Special City Council Joint Meeting with Board of Supervisors for August 11th

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 08:44 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels Camp Special City Council Joint Meeting with Board of Supervisors for August 11th. The full agenda and video links are below...

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Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 08:10 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action Today. The full agenda is below...

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Board of Supervisors Meeting Streaming Now & New Stories Are Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/11/2020 07:01 AM
Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Be 9 till Noon Today!

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/10/2020 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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08/10/20: Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Holds a Press Briefing

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/10/2020 05:54 PM
Washington, DC...08/10/20: Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Holds a Press Briefing

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32 Year Old Sonora Man Arrested for Thefts at White Pines Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/10/2020 02:10 PM
Arnold, CA...The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the many citizens who provided information regarding this investigation. Due to the information provided by citizens and the evidence collected during the initial investigation, deputies were able to arrest Matthew Dewayne Williams (32 years old, Sonora, CA).


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Past 30 Local News
  1. Communist Chinese Arrest Hong Kong Newspaper Founder & Raid Apple Daily Headquarters
  2. California Public Health Officials Release Guidance on Higher Education
  3. Douglas County Sheriff's Office Responds to BLM Protest
  4. Traffic Update....Pedestrian Struck Multiple Times in Grisly Fatality Near SR99 N / Tuolumne Blvd
  5. Traffic Update...Vehicle vs Pole Near Sr49 / Tuttletown Rd
  6. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below
  7. Shop, Click & Deliver with Express Purchase from Sonora Ford
  8. Your Spectacular 3 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Estate on 18 Private Acres Awaits from NextHome Utica Properties
  9. Middleton's Furniture & Appliances is Open & Serving Your Essential Needs Now & Since 1955
  10. Arnold Library Now Open!!
  11. President Trump in Press Briefing from Trump National at Bedminster
  12. Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster
  13. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through August 11th
  14. Memorandum on Continued Student Loan Payment Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  15. Sender's Market's Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through August 11th
  16. Earthquake Shakes Sparta North Carolina
  17. Executive Order on Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners
  18. Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle On Its Roof off Obyrnes Ferry Road
  19. The Trout Spot Is Your Home For All Things Fly Fishing, Trout Flies & Home Decor.
  20. Angels Food and Sierra Hills Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through August 11th & Sierra Hills Hours Update.
  21. Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
  22. Road Delays for Road Improvement Project on Old Gulch Road 8/10/20 to 8/14/20
  23. Market Month for July 2020 ~ FromBrian J Tewksbury
  24. Be Unselfish & Buy Some Shellfish at the Big 2020 Drive Thru Shrimp & Pasta Feed!!
  25. Trifilo Garden Center is Open for Your Essential Nursery Needs (Limited Staffing So Please Be Patient)
  26. Traffic Update....Toyota vs Fence near Sr12 / Hillcrest Dr
  27. Tortoise Expected to Recover After Being Struck by Vehicle
  28. Traffic Update....Vehicle Collision Blocking Lane on Hwy 49 Just South of San Andreas
  29. Traffic Update....Rollover Vehicle 50-60 Feet Off Roadway Near Sr49 / Sr16
  30. Traffic Update....Reports of Male Gunshot Victim & Possible Sexual Assault on Lilac Drive

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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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