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Tuesday, Oct 17
07:00 AM Annual Tuolumne County Health Fair & Flu Vaccination Clinic 2017
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Saturday, Oct 21
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All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
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All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
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All Day "Voices of Wisdom" Adult Writing Classes
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All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
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All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
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Saturday, Oct 28
All Day Fantastic Estate Sale
All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am (New Stories Below)

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/12/2017 06:54 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am.


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Teachers Union Calls For Strike Starting October 19th Citing Inadequate Pay, Out-of-Control Class Sizes & School Safety Issues

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 06:56 AM
San Andreas, CA...Today 138 teachers in the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) announced that they will go on strike. The Calaveras Unified Educators’ Association (CUEA) will go out on strike Thursday, October 19, 2017, over unresolved disputes concerning class sizes, school safety issues and professional pay.

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Calaveras Board of Supervisors Holding Special Meeting Today on Banning or Regulating Commercial Cannabis

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 06:43 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors will be holding a special meeting and possibly tomorrow for ordinance changes that will either ban or strictly limit commercial cannabis cultivation in the county. The Agenda is enclosed..

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Calaveras Unified Educators Set October 19th Strike Date

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 06:27 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras Unified Educators Association (CUEA) has set a strike date of Thursday, October 19, 2017. While we are close to agreement on most items and issues being negotiated, the most significant gap appears to be with teacher compensation. We have offered a 2% salary increase and they have proposed a 6.5% salary increase and $100 increase to monthly benefit cap. Additionally, even as we face significant budget challenges, we have been able to address the following areas of mutual concern: Lowered average TK-3 class sizes to 26:1 this year and to 24:1 in 2018/19 (which is happening no matter the status of negotiations) Proposed increase to salaries of Career Technical Education teachers and Interns Increase compensation to teachers with class sizes over district maximums Initiate the formation of a districtwide safety committee

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At Middleton's We Pay The Sales Tax All This Week!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 06:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Shop next week at Middleton's Furniture and Appliances Starting on Monday and ending Saturday October 21st. It is on "In Stock Furniture" only. Not on Appliances, Special orders or Mattresses. So shop and save!!


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Traffic Update....Minor Injury Off Road Excursion off Burson Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 05:56 PM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a Dodge Pickup has gone off of Burson Road. It apparently an unplanned excursion that has resulted in minor injuries. Please use caution in the area....

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Traffic Update....Backhoe on its' side Near Hwy 49 & Carol Kennedy

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 05:49 PM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a pickup with a utility trailer with a backhoe on its' side. Please use caution in the area...

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U.S. Concerned By Skirmishes Between Kurds & Iraq Forces Near Kirkuk

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 04:38 PM
Kirkuk, Iraq...The United States is very concerned by reports of violence around Kirkuk, Iraq. We are monitoring the situation closely and call on all parties to coordinate military activities and restore calm. We support the peaceful exercise of joint administration by the central and regional governments, consistent with the Iraqi Constitution, in all disputed areas. We are working with officials from the central and regional governments to reduce tensions, avoid further clashes, and encourage dialogue.

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Traffic Update...Major Injury Vehicle vs Tree Collision off Hwy 108

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 04:26 PM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a major injury vehicle vs tree collision off of Hwy 108 near Via Este. Please use caution in the area

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John Wesley King 1932 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 04:19 PM
San Andreas, CA...John Wesley King passed away on Oct. 10, 2017 of natural causes. He was born Oct. 27, 1932 in Akron, Ohio and lived in San Andreas for the last 15 years. After completing the 9th grade he began working to help support his family. He was honorably discharged from the US Army after serving from 1950 to 1954. He was retired after being self-employed in the construction industry for 50 years.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 04:07 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd. San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-537 APPEAL by Kern Houghten of the Planning Directors Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application. The site is located at 201 Sierra Madre Road, Railroad Flat, T5N, R13E, Sec. 12, APN: 020-029-040.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 04:04 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-238 APPEAL by Adrian Lambie of Archer Norris PLC on behalf of Jacob Forbes of the Planning Directors Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application. The site is located at 5540 Mizpah Drive, Murphys, T4N, R14E, Sec. 21, APN: 034-033-007.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 03:59 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-893 APPEAL by Jasun Molinelli of Archer Norris on behalf of Robert Smoot of the Planning Directors Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application. The site is located at 1211 Pony Way, Angels Camp, T2N, R12E, Sec. 11, APN: 053-007-025.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 03:56 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-545 APPEAL by Kern Houghten of the Planning Directors Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application. The site is located at 1280 Doe Road, Mokelumne Hill, T5N, R13E, Sec. 10, APN: 020-028-025.

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Calaveras County Planning Department Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 03:52 PM
San Andreas, CA...NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-016 ZA for Matthew Greenberg The applicant is requesting a zoning amendment (ZA) to rezone APN 030-010-058 from C2-PD (General Commercial – Planned Development) to M4-PD (Business Park – Planned Development). The property is approximately 1.92 acres in size and is located at 5146 Commercial Way in Hathaway Pines. The property is currently improved with a 5,600 sq. ft. building and associated paved parking.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Extension of Time for Calaveras Business Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 03:46 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 Extension of Time for approved TSTM 2002-124 for the Calaveras Business Park The applicant is requesting an extension of time to extend the expiration date of approved Tentative Subdivision Tract Map 2002-124 for the Calaveras Business Park, Vosti Properties, LLC by three (3) years. The subject property, APN: 046-016-072, is a 31.86 acre parcel located 0.25 of a mile SW of the SR12/26 intersection in Valley Springs, a portion of Section 24, T4N, R10E, MDM. The Board of Supervisors adopted the negative declaration for the project on December 28, 2004. There are no changes in circumstances that would necessitate recirculation.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 03:42 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-830 APPEAL by C&S Wellness and Health Group, Colleen Kelly, President, of the Planning Directors Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application. The site is located at 1606 Doe Road, Railroad Flat, T5N, R13E, Sec. 11, APN: 020-028-086.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 03:39 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd.,San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-677 APPEAL by Steven Koba of Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application The site is located at 1129 Doe Rd. Mokelumne Hill. On the NE 1/4 of Section 10, Township 5 North, Range 13 East, MDB&M.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 03:34 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-943 APPEAL by Leslie Denham-Newman of Planning Director’s Denial of Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Registration Application 2016-943. The site is located at 2200 Gold Strike Road, San Andreas, CA, APN 040-009-041.

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on Tuscany Hills

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 03:29 PM
San Andreas, CA...PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEAD AGENCY: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2001-154 EXTENSION OF TIME FOR APPROVED TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION TRACT MAP FOR RED MOUNTAIN RESORTS, LLC (TUSCANY HILLS PROJECT). A 36-month Extension of Time (EOT) for approved Tentative Subdivision Tract Map 2001-154 for the Tuscany Hills Project. The purpose of the EOT is to allow the applicant the necessary time to complete the conditions of the approved map. The subject property is 1,113.63 acres and located west of Tulloch Reservoir and south of the Copper Cove and Saddle Creek Subdivision developments in the Copperopolis area. APN 053-020-009 is a portion of the Rancheria Del Rio Estanislao Land Grant and Lot A, ROS 19-172 in un-surveyed sections in T01N, R21E, MDM. An Environmental Impact Report, CEQA Findings, Mitigation Monitoring Plan and Statement of Overriding Considerations were prepared and circulated for review, and were certified by the Board of Supervisors, via Resolution 2007-146, on July 24, 2007. As no material changes to the project are proposed by this time extension request and as surrounding land uses have not changed since the original approval, the approved EIR remains the appropriate CEQA document.

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Good Morning Calaveras on November 1st with CHP Lieutenant Commander John Warren

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 02:50 PM
San Andreas, CA...Join us on November 1st for our Good Morning Calaveras breakfast at Mark Twain Medical Center! Guest Speaker: Lieutenant Commander John Warren, California Highway Patrol

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Men's Health is Workshop Focus for the Month of November

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 01:41 PM
San Andreas, CA...Men’s health is the topic of a free workshop on Nov. 9 at Mark Twain Medical Center. “Tackle Your Health” is the theme for the 10 a. m. to noon event focusing on lifestyle and health resources for men. A variety of presenters and health resource organizations will be featured and lunch is included. There is limited seating. Call 754-5919 for reservations and information. “Tackle Your Health” is part of MTMC’s ongoing series of “A Plan 4 Me” free planning workshops. It is co-sponsored by MTMC and the Mark Twain Health Care District. The district is providing a donated San Francisco 49ers DeForest Buckner laser-engraved football valued at $50 to be awarded at the workshop along with “Tackle Your Health” tee-shirts.

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Traffic Update....Overturned Logging Truck Near Greeley Hill Rd & Ponderosa Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 01:01 PM
Greeley Hill, CA...Traffic Update....Overturned Logging Truck Near Greeley Hill Rd & Ponderosa Way

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Kansas Traffic Stop & 30lbs of Marijuana Leads to Search Warrant in Rail Road Flat

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 12:35 PM
Rail Road Flat, CA...On 10/6/2017 at approximately 9:00 AM, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant on a property located near the 4000 Block of Prussian Hill Road in Railroad Flat. The search warrant was a result of a traffic enforcement stop conducted by the Kansas Highway Patrol near Topeka Kansas. During the traffic enforcement stop Troopers located 30 pounds of processed marijuana. It was discovered the owner of the vehicle and occupant had been a registered marijuana grower in Calaveras County. On further investigation it was determined that the Calaveras County commercial cannabis registration for that property had been denied in May of 2017 for failing to complete required documentation.

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Monday Fire Summary, 41 Fatalities, 213,000 Acres, 5,700 Structures Destroyed, 40,000 Evacuated

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 11:46 AM
Santa Rosa, CA...California Statewide Fire Summary Monday, October 16, 2017. 11,000 firefighters continued to make good progress on 14 large wildfires burning across the State, despite the fact that several new fires ignited. On the current 14 large wildfires over 213,000 acres have burned, an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed and sadly 41 people have been killed. This morning, a private water tender driver assigned to the Nuns Fire tragically died in a vehicle rollover on Oakville Grade in Napa County. As containment figures have increased, many of the evacuations across the fires in Northern California have been lifted. Over 40,000 people remain evacuated, but many of the evacuation orders are being reevaluated. Residents returning home are urged to be cautious as hazardous conditions may remain. Learn more tips on how to return home after a wildfire at www.fire.ca.gov.


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Mornings with the One Percent™ Replay From This Morning

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 11:02 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ Replay From This Morning is enclosed...


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Governor Brown Vetos Bill Requiring Tax Returns For Primary Candidates

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 10:45 AM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Jerry Brown has failed to sign a bill that would have required 5 years of tax returns before a candidate's name could appear on the ballot. His veto message follows..."To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 149 without my signature. This bill requires any candidate for president to disclose five years of his or her income tax returns before their name can be placed on California's primary election ballot. Although tax returns are by law confidential, many presidential candidates have voluntarily released them. This bill is a response to President Trump's refusal to release his returns during the last election.

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Special Screening of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opioid Addict,” November 7, Calaveras Performing Arts Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 09:41 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County had a rate of 124 opioid prescriptions per 100 residents in 2016, according to the California Department of Public Health. To better understand what this means for our community, the public is invited to a free educational event on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Calaveras Performing Arts Center at Calaveras High School in San Andreas. The evening will begin at 5pm with refreshments and an informal opportunity to chat with experts and gather resources about opioid addiction and local recovery services. A screening of the 50-minute hard-hitting documentary “Chasing the Dragon” will take place at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion featuring local medical and behavioral health experts and individuals sharing their experiences with opioid addiction.

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Home, Barn & 12 Acres Burn on Friday Afternoon In Lake Camanche Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 09:00 AM
Jackson, CA...From the Amador Sheriff's Office.."Around 3:30 this afternoon the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible barn on fire in the area of Coal Mine Road and Reservation Road. Due to the wind and dry fuels the fire quickly spread, triggering evacuations along Camanche Parkway North, Coal Mine Road, Reservation Road, and Buena Vista Road. As of 6:30 P.M. the fire was fully contained, but sadly the barn and one home were destroyed. No injuries have been reported, all evacuations have been lifted, and a total of 12 acres were burned. The cause of the fire remains under investigation



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Dicey Situation Ends Peacefully on Jackass Hill

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 08:23 AM
Tuttletown, CA...From the Tuolumne Sheriff's Dept..."Update 8:45 PM: The Crisis Response Unit communicated with the man and he eventually put down his weapons and followed instructions. The man was safely taken into custody for a mental health evaluation. Original Post- Incident at 5:57 PM. TCSO Sheriff's Deputies, SWAT, Crisis Negotiations Team, Angels Camp PD, Calaveras Sheriff's Deputies, CHP, Fire personnel and EMS are at Jackass Hill Road/ Hwy 49 with an armed suicidal subject. Please stay out of the area."


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Tuolumne Sheriff's Looking for Timothy Joel Burton for Various Misdeeds

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2017 08:05 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept..."We need your help locating 38-year-old Timothy Joel Burton. He has warrants for his arrest which include charges of willful cruelty to a child, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, driving while suspended, displaying false registration, and leading law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit.

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Get Ready For Winter With Abbott's Snow Removal

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2017 10:41 PM
Get Ready For Winter With Abbott's Snow Removal

Pew Research Report Says The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/05/2017 07:14 PM
Washington, DC...The following is the summary of the report Pew Research released today..."The divisions between Republicans and Democrats on fundamental political values – on government, race, immigration, national security, environmental protection and other areas – reached record levels during Barack Obama’s presidency. In Donald Trump’s first year as president, these gaps have grown even larger.  And the magnitude of these differences dwarfs other divisions in society, along such lines as gender, race and ethnicity, religious observance or education.

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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/26/2017 10:02 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm



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Novel Treatment Causes Cancer to Self-Destruct Without Affecting Healthy Cells

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2017 10:05 AM
Bronx, NY...Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. The new treatment approach, described in today’s issue of Cancer Cell, was directed against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells but may also have potential for attacking other types of cancers.


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Great Fall Savings & It's SUV Season Now At Sonora Ford!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2017 09:07 AM
Sonora, CA...We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

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Sunday Fire Summary, 40 Fatalities, 217,566 Acres, 5,700 Structures Destroyed, 75,000 Evacuated

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2017 08:57 AM
California Statewide Fire Summary Sunday, October 15, 2017.  Yesterday, nearly 11,000 firefighters beat back the flames and made good progress towards the containment of now 15 large wildfires across California. 217,566 acres have burned in the current 15 large fires, with an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed. Sadly, the death toll has risen to 40 people. As progress has been made on several fronts, many evacuations have been able to be lifted. As of Sunday morning, nearly 75,000 people remain evacuated.


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Make Plans For Phantom of the Opera at Ironstone on October 28th

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2017 08:43 AM
Murphys, CA...Ironstone Vineyards is announcing our Silent Movie Night, featuring the 1925 film The Phantom of the Opera. A favorite annual event among our guests, which offers family fun and a unique movie night. The film is shown on a large screen in the Ironstone Vineyards Music Room. The show will feature live music by organist Dave Moreno on the Robert Morton Theatre Pipe Organ accompanied with live vocals by Linda Small.

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers Now Playing at Murphys Creek Theatre

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 08:19 AM
Murphys, CA...Curmi returns in October as director of Last of the Red Hot Lovers, written by Neil Simon and starring David Barbaree from October 6 to October 22. Last of the Red Hot Lovers follows the story of Barney Cashman, a seafood restaurateur who is deep in the throes of a mounting midlife crisis.


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Hatchet Throwing a New Pastime in America

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 01:57 PM
Eatontown (United States) (AFP) - What better, safer way to have fun than drink beer and throw a hatchet? This is now a thing in America, a new pastime, and it's spreading. On a busy Friday night at Stumpy's Hatchet House in New Jersey, it sounds like this: the thud of the blade sticking into a wooden target, people cheering a good toss, and a bell ringing out when somebody scores a bull's eye. Its four founders say this place, which opened 18 months ago, is the first of its kind in the US, although Canada is generally considered the cradle of competitive hatchet-hurling.
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Fake Eradication Team Steals 500 Marijuana Plants, Cash & Ford F250 Pickup in West Point

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 01:36 PM
West Point, CA...On 10/13/17 at about 2030 hours Calaveras County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a call of a robbery that occurred earlier in the day. Deputies responded to the 22000 block of Hwy 26 in West Point to investigate the incident. Once on scene deputies were informed by the victims that the incident occurred earlier in the day at a marijuana grow site located on Skull Flat Road, West Point. The four victims informed deputies that two vehicles entered the property on Skull Flat Road with the vehicle occupants identifying themselves as law enforcement. The victims said that there were between five to six suspects and at least three of them were armed with guns. Two of the victims were tied up by the suspects. One of the suspects reportedly was wearing a badge during this incident but did not display any other law enforcement identification or markings. The suspects left the property with approximately five hundred marijuana plants, a large amount of cash, and also stole a black colored Ford F250 truck bearing California license plate #8D04533. The identity of the suspects is unknown and the two suspect vehicles were described as a silver sport utility vehicle and a red truck (pictures attached).

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Harvest Happy Hour at Milliaire, Live Music by Jerry McKay from 4-6

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 10:49 AM
Murphys, CA...Join us for our free fall concert series! Your before dinner stop to enjoy live music by JERRY MCKAY, cheese plates & and $5 Wines By the Glass!

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Another Illegal Grow Bites The Dust, Human Feces as Fertilizer & More, Sacramento Pair Arrested,

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 10:19 AM
West Point, CA..On 10/12/2017 at approximately 0930 hours, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant on a property located on the 3000 block of Bald Mountain Road. A large marijuana grow had been discovered at the location and investigators found that this property was not registered with Calaveras County as an authorized commercial medical cannabis cultivation site.

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Saturday Fire Summary, 35 Fatalities, 214,000 Acres, 5,700 Structures Destroyed, 100,000 Evacuated

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 09:08 AM
Santa Rosa, CA...Gusty winds increased early this morning forcing new evacuations and a sparking a new large wildfire in Lake County. Currently more than 10,000 firefighters are battling 16 large wildfires that in total have burned over 214,000 acres. Approximately 100,000 people have been evacuated from the fires. These fires have been extremely destructive with 5,700 structures estimated to have been destroyed. While crews continue their search for missing people, the death toll has risen to 35.


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Studio 4 Dance Theater 2nd Annual Golf Ball Drop

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 08:04 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Studio 4 Dance Theater 2nd Annual Golf Ball Drop



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6th Annual Wines on Main on October 14th in Mokelumne Hill

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 08:04 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce along with the Mokelumne Hill Merchants will be hosting the 6th Annual Wine on Main on October 14th, 2017 from 3pm till 6pm pm on Main Street in Mokelumne Hill. This event is sponsored by the Chamber Champions Mark Twain Medical Center, Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Adventist Health Sonora, Hunt & Sons, CalTel, Sierra Pacific Industries, Mark Twain Health Care District, AT&T and Senders Market.

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Keep the Bell Ringing at Murphys Historic Grammar School

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 08:03 AM
Murphys, CA...We would like to invite everyone to come to the OPEN HOUSE of the Old School House in Murphys, Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10 am to noon. We are interested in gathering any and all information that will help to enhance the building and continue sharing memories from former students, teachers and or residents.

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Free Rabies Vaccinations Saturday October 14th

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 08:03 AM
Copperopolis, CA...The Friends of Calaveas Animal Services and Kathy Gatlin DMV are offering Free Rabies Vaccinations!


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Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 08:02 AM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, Dale Laitinen. Reception - Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2-5 pm. Exhibition runs October 8 through November 26, 2017 At Petroglyphe Gallery 8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea is a celebration of Dale Laitinen's favorite places seen while crisscrossing the great state of California.  Laitinen states, "Twenty years ago my wife and I chose Mountain Ranch, uprooting home, studio, family and pets to a beautiful place tucked away in Calaveras County.  The now infamous Butte Fire swept through our area and destroyed all that we had built for those years.  Crossing California is a rising from the ashes exhibit as a way of moving forward from catastrophe."






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Area Players Encouraged to Enter MACTA Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2017 08:02 AM
Murphys, CA...Tennis players from throughout the Motherlode are invited to sign up for the Murphys Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA) Mixed Doubles Tournament to be held Saturday, October 14th at Bret Harte High School, in Angels Camp, and MACTA’s Wintercreek Facility located behind the historic schoolhouse on Jones St. in Murphys. Entry deadline is October 11th, but those interested in taking part are encouraged to enter as soon as possible.


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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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