Traffic Control From Forest & Packard Canyon Road To South Fork Tuolumne River Bridge
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 04:31 PM
Tuolumne County, CA... The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 120 from Forest Road/Packard Canyon Road to the South Fork Tuolumne River bridge for slope clearing.
Traffic Control On SR 49 From Harvard Mine Road To Mill Villa Court
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 04:15 PM
Tuolumne County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 49 from Harvard Mine Road to Mill Villa Court for guardrail work.
Tuolumne County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on northbound and southbound State Route 49 (SR-49) from North SR-120 to West SR-108 for shoulder work.
Calaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio On Marijuana & Calaveras Public Safety
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 03:32 PM
San Andreas, CA...I have been repeatedly asked about Marijuana and the safety of Calaveras citizens. Last year the voters of California chose to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and to allow the small scale cultivation of marijuana. In addition, marijuana cultivation has now become a land use issue based upon decisions by the voters and the Board of Supervisors. In 2016, the previous Calaveras County Board of Supervisors chose to allow large commercial cultivation inside of residential areas of Calaveras County through an “Urgency Ordinance.”
Welcoming Lisa Andrews, Nurse Practitioner To Cedarwood Internal Medicine
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 02:57 PM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Lisa Andrews, NP, to Cedarwood Internal Medicine where she has joined Fred Shield, MD, to provide primary care for adolescents and adults.
Above & Beyond Travel Has A 5 Day Mexico Cruise Starting At Only $95 Per Person
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 02:02 PM
Arnold, CA...Maureen Dinnocenzo, owner-agent of Above & Beyond Travel- a full service travel agency that includes air, rail, cruises, resorts, tours, group travel & more. Maureen has been awarded "2012 Best Group Sales Effort" runner-up of the West coast by Travel Age West journal and she is an Africa specialist . In 2015, she was recognized at the Global Travel Market as one of the top 100 agents in the United States. She has been a certified travel agent for 11 years. Her certifications include CTA, Certified Travel Associate by the Travel Institute, ACC (Accredited Cruise Counselor), MCC (Master Cruise Counselor), ECC (Elite Cruise Counselor) by the Cruise Lines International Association, Inc. She has been awarded certifications from Hawaii (Master specialist for Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kauai, & Big Is. of Hawaii) & Alaska state Visitors Bureau. In addition, she has earned accreditations from the Tourism Board of New Zealand, Fiji, Ireland, Greece, Mexico & Portugal. Annually, she updates her knowledge of the world by attending travel seminars and/or visiting destinations.
Full Highway Closure From Higdon Road To North Fork Mokelumne River Bridge
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 01:15 PM
Calaveras County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed eastbound and westbound State Route 26 (SR-26) from Higdon Road to the North Fork Mokelumne River Bridge, just west of West Point, for road repairs due to storm damage.
Traffic Control On SR 4 From Willow Street To Henry Street
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 01:10 PM
Calaveras County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 from Willow Street to Henry Street in Arnold for utility work.
Mother Lode Jewish Community Passover Seder Second Night Celebration
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 12:58 PM
Sonora, CA...Passover, an eight-day festival that celebrates the Jews exodus to freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion. This year it begins at sundown, Monday, April 10th. The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding their annual Passover Dinner and Seder on the second night, Tuesday, April 11 at 5 pm in Sonora. Rabbi Andra Greenwald will be leading the Seder. Everyone is welcome. Advance reservations and pre-payment are required.
Jack Rescued From Mineshaft By Tuolumne County Search & Rescue Team
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 11:31 AM
Columbia, CA...An alert hiker walking on a trail at Columbia College led to the rescue of a trapped dog. Last night just after 7 PM, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office received a call from Columbia College Fire (Cal Fire) requesting assistance in rescuing a dog trapped approximately forty feet down in a vertical shaft. A citizen walking on the trail at the college campus had found the shaft and saw the dog trapped in the bottom. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team was called out to evaluate the shaft for a rescue. Animal control responded to the scene and was able to identify the dog as Jack who was reported missing earlier in the day. Jack's family had been looking for him in the Columbia area since mid-morning and had posted flyers in Columbia and around the college after contacting animal control.
NFL Team Owners Approve Raiders' Move To Las Vegas
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 11:28 AM
Phoenix, AZ...NFL team owners voted to approve the Raiders' proposal to relocate to Las Vegas during the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix on Monday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The final tally to approve the move was 31-1, Rapoport added. The Raiders won't immediately move to Las Vegas since construction of their planned $1.7 billion domed stadium isn't expected to be completed until 2020. They will play this season at the Oakland Coliseum and have a contract option to play there again in 2018. After that, they likely will have to find a temporary venue to play in until their new stadium just off the Las Vegas strip is built.
Bret Harte & Summerville Students Bring Home Medals In Academic Decathlon
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 11:26 AM
Sacramento, CA...Bret Harte Junior Jessica Dominick won a silver medal in Speech. Summerville ACADEC team members bring home medals in speech and music. Bret Harte Junior Jessica Dominick earned a silver in the Academic Decathlon Speech Division III Honors Division.
Left To Right: Michala Scholkowfsky, Summerville, Jessica Dominick, Bret Harte, Sydney Jones, Summerville, Skyler Ryan, Summerville
Local Patients Embrace Personal Touch At MTMC Cancer Center
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 10:53 AM
San Andreas, CA...Compassionate care in a friendly, convenient setting draws an ever-increasing number of patients to the
Cancer Center at Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas. “We treat our patients like family,” says Center Director Dr. Shiva Singhal, MD, MPH. “We provide the same high quality care here close to home as you would expect to find in a large city – but we connect with patients and their families in a more personal way.”
Fermentation, Kimchi, Kombucha & More~ A Master Food Preserver Class, April 8th
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 10:37 AM
Jackson,CA...Join us for this 3-hour fermentation class and learn how easy it is to make your own delicious sauerkraut, kimchi, and dill pickles. We will discuss the popular drink kombucha, and will teach you how to make yogurt and yogurt cheese.
Apple’s Mysterious Siri Exposed When SMUG Moves Back To Arnold
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 10:25 AM
Arnold, CA...The mysteries surrounding Siri, Apples “intelligent assistant” that enables users to employ voice commands, will be explored when the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) moves back to its warm-weather location in Arnold for the Tuesday, April 11 meeting that will begin at 7 p.m. in the assembly room of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Rd., just off Highway 4.
Angels Camp, CA...Sammy R. Marshall passed away on March 21, 2017 at the age of 78, @ Sonora Regional Medical Center. He was a life long resident of Angels Camp and was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Fay Marshall on January 11, 2017.
Brice Station Vineyards Announces Their 2017 Summer Hill Top Concert Series at Brice Station!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 08:48 AM
Murphys, CA...We are excited to announce our 2017 Summer Hill Top Concert Series at Brice Station! Join us starting May 27th for some amazing acts from all over - come see nationally touring bands such as Poor Man's Whiskey and Patrice Pike Band, or your favorite locals like Chains Required and Grover Anderson. You can read more about the bands and purchase tickets online now at tickets.bricestation.com ! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Brice Station Tasting Room, Fridays-Sundays from 12-6PM.
Below are a few photos from the "Tour Guides" in 2015!
Arnold, CA...Dogwood Seasonal Cuisine In Cedar Center is Now Hiring!! The new dinner house in Arnold has had a great first year and is currently hiring for a line cook. Email resumes to Dogwood.Rest@gmail.com
Stocks Turn Lower On Obamacare Survival
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 08:02 AM
New York, NY....Stock indexes have turned lower on failure by the Republicans to pass the Obamacare replacement on Friday. The larger issue for the markets is whether this will slow down tax cuts and other plans to get the GDP rate back up to the 4% range. Even though this try failed the underlying problems with the healthcare sector are not going away. Many are now openly criticizing Republicans for not having a consensus plan in place after running, winning elections and fundraising on "Repeal & Replace". Republicans seem to be finding it harder to govern than just be the opposition.
The Passion Is Back In F1 As Ferrari's Vettel Takes Australian Grand Prix
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2017 06:43 PM
Melbourne, AT...Sebastian Vettel took his and Ferrari’s first win since the Singapore Grand Prix of 2015 beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to Australian Grand Prix victory after a strategic slip by the champions allowed Vettel to inherit the lead midway through the race at Albert Park. Pole sitter Hamilton was in control of proceedings ahead of Vettel until his first pit stop on lap 17. After taking on soft tyres, the three-time champion emerged behind the slower Red Bull of Max Verstappen, as Vettel took the lead.
SNAC Is Your Winter Headquarters For Downhill Rentals, Gear & More
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2017 06:22 PM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Ever since we opened our first store in Downtown Sonora, our goal has been the same. To provide our customers with high quality, innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it. At SNAC, you’ll find affordable clothing and gear to outfit yourself for every outdoor adventure! Recreational kayaking, stand-up paddling (SUP) canoeing, backpacking, camping, climbing … in the winter, layer up for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and more.
A Cute, Four Bedroom Blue Lake Springs Cabin For Only $269k At 1287 Greensboro Way
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2017 10:43 AM
Arnold, CA...Cute 4 bedroom, 2 bath cabin in Blue Lake Springs. 1 bedroom 1 bath on main level. 3 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs. Air tight wood stove. Two balconies off bedroom upstairs. Separate laundry room. Nice deck setting in the trees.
Medal of Honor Recipients Recognize Citizen Heroes
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2017 10:20 AM
Arlington, VA...Medal of Honor Recipients commemorated National Medal of Honor Day with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery today. Afterwards, the Recipients presented their 2017 Citizen Honors Awards to five outstanding Americans and the Fisher House Foundation. "On National Medal of Honor Day we are humbled to lead the Nation in recognizing those who have sacrificed and honorably fought to defend our freedom," said Tom Kelley, Medal of Honor Recipient and president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
Washington, DC...The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known al Qaida terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent victims, including two American service members.
President Trump Signs the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 10:22 PM
Washington, DC..."Almost half a century ago, our brave astronauts first planted the American flag on the moon. That was a big moment in our history. Now this nation is ready to be the first in space once again. Today we’re taking the initial steps toward a bold and brave new future for American space flight.” This week President Donald J. Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Transition Authorization Act of 2017, the first comprehensive NASA authorization passed by Congress in more than six years. The bill demonstrates strong bipartisan support for our Nation’s space program and helps ensure that NASA remains at the forefront of exploration and discovery.
Worcester Polytechnic Team Grows Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 05:45 PM
Worcester, MA...Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues, bones, even whole organs to implant in people to treat disease or traumatic injuries: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blood deep into the developing tissue. Current bioengineering techniques, including 3-D printing, can’t fabricate the branching network of blood vessels down to the capillary scale that are required to deliver the oxygen, nutrients, and essential molecules required for proper tissue growth. To solve this problem, a multidisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Arkansas State University-Jonesboro have successfully turned to plants. They report their initial findings in the paper “Crossing kingdoms: Using decelluralized plants as perfusable tissue engineering scaffolds” published online in advance of the May 2017 issue of the journal Biomaterials. “
Residential or Income Property in Arnold • $395,000 From Bob Doten, Barry Ward Realty
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 01:04 PM
Arnold, CA...A unique opportunity for a close-in home. Now a full-time residence with vacation rental and retail store revenue, this 3-story triplex abounds with income possibilities. The owners live in a fabulously-designed 1 BR unit with a loft and contemporary appointments. There is also a retail store and a complete dual master suite unit that serves as a vacation rental, racking up over 225 rental nights a year. The top floor is an unfinished artist studio or apartment ready for your personal touch. 830 Highway 4 in Arnold between Giant Burger & Sarafina’s • MLS #1700194
Time To Open That New Business In Murphys? 500 Square Foot Office For Lease!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 12:08 PM
Murphys, CA...There is a two room, 500 sf office suite with a private bath available in the Gateway Press Building. Call Walt Markus at 209.728.2368 for more information.
Ladies Night Out Bingo Fundraiser To Benefit Bret Harte Grad Night!!!
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 11:38 AM
Murphys, CA...LADIES NIGHT OUT BINGO FUNDRAISER. March 25th at the Masonic Hall in Murphys. 5:30 to 9:00 pm - Seating is limited! $25.00 - Dinner and Bingo. Bingo packet=6 games per sheet x 10 games = 60 games total. All proceeds to benefit - Bret Harte High School Grad Night 2017. Doors open at 5:30 pm - Soup, salad and beverages served at 6:30 pm. Followed by coffee, dessert and BINGO. Fabulous prizes to the winners!!!!
Hey Good People!!! The "Pure Mountain Fun" Continues
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 11:30 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! 2" of new snow overnight, 9" in 24hrs 21" in 72hrs!!!!!! Even thought it's Spring, Winter is still trying to hang on. Today the high will be around 39F with winds out of the SSE from 0-9mph. A mix of snow and sunshine today as the system heads East with a chance of snow in the a.m. and a mix of sun and clouds from 12pm on. The next pulse arrives Sunday mid day and could bring another 2-4" for Sunday night into early Monday morning. Monday will see that system make an exit and High pressure will come into play for a day or so then a weak system could bring a mix of precipitation for Wed/Thursday then by the weekend things look to be copious sunshine and temps in the upper 40's or so. Abundant snowfall this season has set us up for great spring conditions and having wrote that, we're extending our season for another week! April 23rd is now our official closing date so if you are thinking of coming up for your spring break we'll be open as most other Nor/Central Cal resorts will be closing a week earlier. Come up to Bear Valley and experience our local "Pure Mtn Fun" ethos and stay tuned..........
Longtime Calaveras Resident Rex Alton Berry Died Thursday, March 23, 2017. He was 61.
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 09:23 AM
San Andreas, CA...Rex Alton Berry was born in Palo Alto, California, on 1 November 1955, Mr. Berry lived with his family in Fremont. As a young teenager, he suffered a serious life threatening illness and miraculously recovered. Thereafter, he spent a summer in Anchorage, Alaska with his Uncle, Allen Berry, where had the adventure of a lifetime. His Boy Scout skills were put to good use. He and his family moved to Valley Springs (Paloma) in 1969. In the mid-1970s, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he spent his time with his Uncles Frank and Jim Fitzgerald. He married and his only child, Rex Jr. was born. Mr. Berry had several jobs including delivery driver for a major distributor of soft drinks, collector of bee pollen for health products, metal refinisher, metal plater, and was a truck driver for a short time.
March New-Car Sales To Rise 3 Percent Year-Over-Year, Closing Second Highest First Quarter On Record
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 08:52 AM
Irvine, CA... New-vehicle sales are expected to increase 3 percent year-over-year to a total of 1.63 million units in March 2017, resulting in an estimated 17.4 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. At 1.63 million units this month, the first quarter total comes in at 4.1 million units, up 0.3 percent year-over-year. This would be the second highest first quarter on record, surpassed only by Q1 of 2000. This also would be the highest March sales total since 2000, when sales hit 1.66 million total units.
Head of Largest Federal Employee Union Applauds Defeat of American Health Care Act
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 08:49 AM
Washington, DC...In response to the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act after it became clear there were not enough votes to pass, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: "Today is a win for working families in this country. The American Health Care Act was on the verge of being jammed through Congress, despite the obvious burden it would place on millions of Americans. Thanks to phone calls, letters, meetings, and protests, the American public let our elected officials know that passage of the AHCA was unacceptable.
Civic Type R Debuts at 2017 AutoCon in Los Angeles
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 08:46 AM
Torrance, CA...After its global reveal in Geneva earlier this month, the first production Civic Type R coming to America will make its U.S. debut at the 2017 AutoCon automotive performance and tuning convention in Los Angeles on March 26 with an on-stage presentation scheduled for 4:00 PM PDT. With 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque on tap from its 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC® in-line 4-cylinder engine, the 2017 Civic Type R is the fastest, most powerful Honda ever sold in America. Featuring aggressive styling to match its performance, the Civic Type R is the "hot hatch" that U.S. compact enthusiasts have been dreaming about.
Teamsters Applaud Presidential Permit For Keystone XL
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 08:43 AM
Washington, DC...The Teamsters Union is pleased with the Trump administration's prompt issuance of a presidential permit today for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The $8 billion project is projected to create more than 42,000 American jobs building critical energy infrastructure. "This project will put thousands of Americans, including Teamsters, to work in good union jobs that will support working families," said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President.
Calaveras Democrats Hosting The Cannabis Community Forum (ThePineTree.net Will Livestream The Event)
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 02:05 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee (CCDCC) is hosting a forum regarding Measure B, the voter initiated initiative-measure that seeks to prohibit the cultivation, manufacturing, processing, and delivery of marijuana for all purposes within all unincorporated parts of Calaveras County, including a ban on the operation of marijuana dispensaries. The forum will take place on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m. at The San Andreas Town Hall.
Don't Miss Calaveras Humane Society's Annual Hawaiian Shirt Sale
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/22/2017 12:36 PM
Arnold, CA...ALOHA! Mark your calendars, our Calaveras Humane Society Thrift Store annual Hawaiian Shirt Sale begins March 24th. We're talking designer AND vintage Hawaiian wear at rock-bottom prices. They save 'em all year for this epic event. Mai poina (don't forget)!
Ruby Parlor Presents, "Fashion, Friends & Fun."
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/21/2017 04:58 PM
Murphys, CA...The Native Daughters of the Golden West are having a luncheon this Saturday March, 25th at 11:30am in Murphys. Tickets are still available. Fashions supplied by The Clothes Mine.
A Glimpse of All There is to Appreciate and Discover Right Here
Posted by: thepinetree on 03/24/2017 05:45 PM
Murphys, CA...California’s Gold Country has both deep history (thanks to the prospectors) and impressive natural features, like Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Moaning Cavern, the biggest cavern in the Golden State. But it also has a thriving wine scene. Explore the wineries that give this part of the Golden State its own flavor—especially in the quaint town of Murphys, which is dotted with welcoming tasting rooms. For a unique place to stay, check out Querencia, a secret-hideaway-style inn overlooking vineyards and the Sierra foothills.
"Cinema & the Angels 6 Theatre," A Lecture By Jeff Olson
Posted by: News_Desk on 03/24/2017 05:16 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Mother Lode Theatre celebrated its grand opening on February 9, 1924 with a miniature review accompanied by a five-piece orchestra. The Theatre was remodeled in 1927 to accommodate "talkies" or moving pictures. It was again remodeled in 1935 and the name eventually was changed to Angels Theatre as it remains today.
Washington, DC...Thank you very much. We were very close, and it was a very, very tight margin. We had no Democrat support. We had no votes from the Democrats. They weren’t going to give us a single vote, so it's a very difficult thing to do. I've been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare explode. It is exploding right now. Many states have big problems -- almost all states have big problems. I was in Tennessee the other day, and they’ve lost half of their state in terms of an insurer; they have no insurer. And that's happened to many other places. I was in Kentucky the other day, and similar things are happening.
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The local Cannabis issue is heating up and on the ballot. Click above to read the Op-Eds on both sides of the issue.
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.