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07:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
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02:00 PM Big Holiday Laughs: Inspecting Carol’ at Murphys Creek Theatre
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State Water Board Adopts 40% Unimpaired Flow Plan for Lower San Joaquin River and Southern Delta, Severe Impacts Feared for New Melones, Don Pedro & Reservoir Water Storage

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 11:47 PM
Sacramento, CA...The State Water Resources Control Board on December 12th adopted a plan designed to restore water flows through the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries—the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers. The plan update the Board adopted includes a requirement for 40 percent of unimpaired flow, within a range of 30 to 50 percent. Some fear they pushed the vote back to after the November Elections and Fire Season to lesson the political "Fish over People" outcry over the plan. It is uncertain what the potential impacts to the Governor's, State Assembly, State Senate or House of Representatives races would have been or if the impacts would have been enough to change the outcomes. If they had voted on this plan in October as scheduled it probably would have at least changed the outcome of the Jeff Denham vs Josh Harder race in the agricultural water centric 10th District.

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Open House for Stunning Contemporary Forest Meadows Townhomes, Sunday from 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 10:46 PM
Murphys, CA...Be the first to enjoy this brand new custom universal designed townhome with upgrades galore! Professionally designed w/the perfect balance of clean contemporary finishes that really brings out a very warm & livable space. You’ll love the solid blue stained pine beams, cook's kitchen with quartz counters/glass backsplash & amazing wine cellar. Other features include gorgeous walk in master shower, sleek & decorative lighting fixtures, 2 car attached garage & much more!


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Bear Valley Real Estate & Vacation Rentals Annual Open House is Tonight!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 12:56 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Bear Valley, California is a boutique high Sierra Nevada mountain village offering the best in both serenity and recreation. Bear Valley and nearby subdivisons including Sherman Acres, Tamarack, and Sky High Ranch are little islands of private property surrounded by vast tracts of National Forest with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and mountains. Bear Valley Real Estatehas earned the reputation as the finest choice for buyers and sellers seeking experienced professional real estate services in the greater Bear Valley area. As the lead agency participating in over 95% of the sales transactions in the high country since 1982, Bear Valley Real Estate is the only fulltime real estate firm in the area. As the sales leader for nearly 30 years, Bear Valley Real Estate has developed a knowledge of the high country marketplace unmatched by any other firm in the area.

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Bear Valley Cross County is Your Destination for Fitness, Family & Fun!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 12:16 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Paul Says: 12/15/18 - The XC skiing is unbelievably good. We received the new USFS Permit and have lots more great trails now open! A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for Sunday at 4pm through Monday at 12 noon with 12"+ new snow expected! We are thrilled to announce that as of 12/1/18, Bear Valley Cross Country glides into a new ownership model. The Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative (Bear Valley Adventure Company, Inc.) is the new owner and Dianne and Paul look forward to contributing to a seamless transition. We are very excited about the future of both this adventure business and Bear Valley in general. Cheers to 40 more years of continued great times in the meadow and beyond! Check out bvmcoop.org for more info.




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10th Annual Production of Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker,” December 13-15, 2018 at Bret Harte Theatre

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 11:54 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Studio 4 Dance Theater will present the tenth annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” ballet, December 13-15, 2018 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. The full-length, professional-quality ballet is the highlight of the local holiday season, with return audiences and sold-out performances every year. Reserved seats are available for lower-priced advance purchase beginning November 8 at www.studio4dancetheater.com.

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Make The Holidays Really Merry With A Gift From Sonora Ford

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 11:49 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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Make Your Cabin Your Home at The Timber Home Store

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 11:32 AM
Arnold, CA...Timber Home Store is located in the Cedar Center between Fine Things and Peddlers Market. The Timber Home Store is Owned by Paddy and Pete Neal and offers a variety of home decor, gifts and more!  Warm candles, kitchen items, gourmet foods and fantastic olive oils fill the store with a home-like ambience! The Denali full size throws are a favorite with team members and guests alike. Timber is a small (but mighty) store that provides a fun shopping experience to all that enter.  Welcome to your new Timber Home.








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Traffic Update....Big Rig Lost Trailer & White Stuff on Roadway Near Sr108 / J59

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 11:18 AM
Chinese Camp, CA...Traffic Update....Big Rig Lost at Trailer & White Stuff on Roadway Near Sr108 / J59

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Shopping Local is Easy at All Three SNAC Locations

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 10:36 AM
Sonora, Murphys & Arnld, CA...SNAC SONORA is stocked up for all your Holiday Needs! As we celebrate 25 years in business, our goal is still the same - to provide you with high quality innovative outdoor products, priced so you can spend more time using your gear than paying for it!
Not only is SNAC Arnold your Winter Rental Headquarters, its full of great gifts for everyone in your family. We have skis, snowboards, snowshoes and winter apparel & footwear for kids and adults Let us show you what's new this season and you can leave the  store with a wrapped gift! OPEN 8-6 Daily


In your search for the perfect, high quality gift, of course you'll want to check out SNAC Murphys. Unique Men's & Women's footwear and apparel and gifts for everyone are what you'll find when you visit Suki, Aretha, Beth & Jill.  Did we mention Free Gift Wrap? OPEN Daily 10-6


All SNAC locations are different, so stop by and let our friendly staff help you find the perfect gift for the adventurers in your family!


What to get for the person who has everything? SNAC Logowear! All SNAC locations are stocked up with t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and even outerwear! Rock your local shop this holiday season!


Mention this ad and receive 20% off any one regularly priced Hat, T-Shirt or Sweatshirt (in stock) Good Until 12/24/18. Thanks for being such awesome customers and friends. We hope to see you during the holidays! The SNAC Team

Turner's Wild West Is The Perfect Place For Everyone On Your Shopping List!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 09:35 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Turner's Wild West was established in 1975 in Scenic Downtown Angels Camp. This family owned and operated business carries a wide selection of quality work and western wear. When visiting our area Turner's Wild West is a must stop destination and they are widely known as the "Best Smelling Store In The Mother Lode" We have a video tour of their store. Visit them at 1235 S Main St, in Angels Camp or give them a call at 209.736.4909


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Hey Good People! Bear Valley Open 7 Days a Week with Awesome Conditions! ~ Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 09:17 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! We are open 7 days a week!!!! Awesome conditions are in full effect with great coverage on the upper Mtn and Backside. Temps have also been good for snow making and the Frontside park is close to coming online. Today we’ll see mostly sunny skies with a high of 43F and a south wind up to 10mph. As Sunday evenings storm forms we will see wind pick up on Sunday as the surface gradient tightens and Sunday night we expect 5-9″ of new snow and another 2-4″ for Monday!!! It’s a great way to start full operations with a new coat of snow right before Christmas so don’t miss out and be sure to make plans to enjoy Bear Valley for the coming Holidays. As always we’re about “Pure Mtn Fun”.




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The Last 24 Hours of Presidential Tweets

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 08:53 AM
Washington, DC...The latest missives from the Presidential Fingers of Donald J. Trump. The Weekly Standard, Interior Secretary, Chief of Staff, Obamacare & more were subjected to his Twittering...

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Bovines on a Walkabout Near Camanche Pkwy N / Curran Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/15/2018 08:08 AM
Lake Camanche, CA...Bovines on a Walkabout Near Camanche Pkwy N / Curran Rd. Please use caution for Steak Tartare on the hoof in the area...

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Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays at Peddlers Market

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 07:40 PM
Arnold, CA...Peddlers Market has everything to add a special touch to your home for the holidays. Owners Robert Tedore and Trisha Thompson have turned their love of collecting into Peddlers Market. Their hand-painted furniture gets a new life as a unique statement with a rustic touch. Their eclectic point of view includes the hand painted furniture, rustic, vintage, antique, hand made, and more. They are open Fri-Sun 11-5!




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15th Annual WinterSports History Night

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 11:29 AM
Bear Valley, CA...This event is produced each year to acknowledge individuals, organizations and businesses that have developed, promoted & supported the wintersports community along the Hwy 4 corridor thru the years. This year’s program will feature the Peter Brinkman Award, the annual In Memoriam.

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Cozy Gifts at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 06:23 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop in soon to see our selection of sweaters, scarves and ruana capes. We'll even wrap your selections for you! Stop by and see us in the Angels Towne Center. Open Monday thru Saturday 10am-6pm and Sundays until Christmas 11am-5pm. 209.890.7532.


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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through December 18

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 09:41 PM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7331 Or You may call your order into 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order into 209.728.3402 ext 305. Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local

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Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Sierra Hills Market 209.728.3402, 117 Highway 4, Murphys. Lila and Sage Catering and Cakes 209.728.2604. Angels Food Market 209.736.4243. 396 North Main Street, Angels Camp. Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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Reserve Your Standing Rib Roast Today at Sierra Hills or Angels Food Markets!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 08:20 PM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA...Reserve Your Standing Rib Roast Today at Sierra Hills or Angels Food Markets! Creekstone Farms 100% Angus Beef Standing Rib Roast. Top 1/3 Choice $9.99 lb. Prime Grade $13.99 lb. We will prepare and trim your roast to size, and ready for the oven! Seasoned if you like at no extra cost. Special Orders Welcome. Seafood, Poultry, Pork, Beef. Give us a call to make your Holiday meal the best! Call Angels Food Market Meat Department at 209.736.0117, or Call Sierra Hills Meat Department at 209.728.3402 ext. 306

Big Trees Market's Big Christmas Holiday Ad & Specials Through December 25th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 08:21 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market's Big Christmas Holiday Ad & Specials Through December 25th. There are also two additional bonus pages of savings!


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Historic Homestead on 2.6 Acres with Potential Commercial Opportunities in Murphys

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 12:47 PM
Murphys, CA...Historic homestead built on 2.6 acres in Gold Rush country. Elegant home built in the 1800s, completely renovated in 2006 with meticulous attention to detail, adding modern amenities while maintaining its rustic charm with original doors, hardware, woodwork and other period details. Relish the grand lifestyle with a parlor plus living room, bright and airy country kitchen with dining alongside, spacious bedrooms and baths, covered porch, wine or root cellar with secret entrance. The master suite on the main floor has its own outside entrance, framing its sitting room with views of the lush lawn and stately backyard. The manor stands amid beautifully landscaped grounds, fruit and flowering trees, apple orchard, fenced garden beds, greenhouse built of original home windows, and countless treasures shaded by majestic walnut trees – all cared for by the family for generations. Old garage converted to huge workshop, would be easy to make guest cottage. Additional building, at one time a blacksmith shop, just inside gate for commercial opportunity. A quick walk to the quaint downtown of Murphys with award-winning wine tasting, boutique shopping, and charming restaurants and cafes.











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It's Time for Holiday Kindness from Mark Twain Medical Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 08:29 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center is a major provider of health care services and a major source of jobs for area residents. Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services; including three Specialty Care Centers and five community Medical Centers. Our Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community.

Make Your New Year Plans at Sequoia Woods

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/08/2018 06:01 PM
Arnold, CA...It's time to make your reservations for dinner at the club on New Year's Eve. It falls on a Monday this year. We are also re-running our "Pre-New Year's Eve" Thursday dinner party this year, on Dec. 27. Reservations also advised. Cheers!


December Red Hot Buys from Calaveras & Sonora Lumber

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/08/2018 10:52 AM
Angels Camp & Sonora, CA...December Red Hot Buys from Calaveras & Sonora Lumber will make you look like Santa to those on your Christmas List.



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Make Twain Harte Pharmacy Your Holiday Headquarters

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/28/2018 06:46 PM
Twain Harte, CA...Make Twain Harte Pharmacy Your Holiday Headquarters. Your local Meadowmont, Groveland & Twain Harte Pharmacies are always there for you and your health needs. The following specials are available at their larger Twain Harte Location.





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Land Clearing, Underbrush Mulching, Tree Thinning, Tree Removal & More ~ Ronwright Logging, Lumber and Construction

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/13/2018 01:57 PM
Camp Connell, CA...Ronwright Logging, Lumber and Construction is going into its 4th year of mulching, masticating and mowing. local family owed business started over 27 years ago by Ron Glass. Now, his sons, daughters, and daughter in law have all helped run the business along with some fantastic local employees. The crew has completed small to very large projects. They can handle anything from grass and weeds to large tree thinning and have the proper equipment to handle flat to very steep terrain. IT’S NOT HOW FAST YOU MULCH, IT’S HOW WELL YOU MULCH FAST! JUST MULCH IT!

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 09:58 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.



Traffic Update....Collision Near Ridge Ct / Ridge Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 09:40 PM
Jackson, CA...Traffic Update....Collision Near Ridge Ct / Ridge Rd

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Traffic Update....Minor Injury Pickup vs Pedestrian Near Pine Street & Hwy 12

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 09:35 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Traffic Update....Minor Injury Pickup vs Pedestrian Near Pine Street & Hwy 12

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Attorney General Becerra Denounces Court Ruling Declaring the ACA Unconstitutional, Vows to Continue the Fight

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 08:49 PM
Sacramento, CA...Attorney General Becerra today issued the following statement regarding Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision in Texas v. U.S., declaring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional, but denying the injunction: “Today’s ruling is an assault on 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions, on the 20 million Americans who rely on the ACA for healthcare, and on America’s faithful progress toward affordable healthcare for all Americans,” said Attorney General Becerra. “The ACA has already survived more than 70 unsuccessful repeal attempts and withstood scrutiny in the Supreme Court. Today’s misguided ruling will not deter us: our coalition will continue to fight in court for the health and wellbeing of all Americans.”

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Judge Reed O'Connor Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 06:54 PM
Fort Worth, TX...U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor has ruled that the ACA or Obamacare is unconstitutional. From the Decision..."The Court’s analysis involves three separate inquiries and conclusions. First, the Court finds the Parties satisfy the applicable standing requirements. Second, the Court finds the Individual Mandate can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of Congress’s Tax Power and is still impermissible under the Interstate Commerce Clause—meaning the Individual Mandate is unconstitutional. Third, the Court finds the Individual Mandate is essential to and inseverable from the remainder of the ACA." The link to the full decision is below...

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Why Our Border Matters By Congressman Tom McClintock

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 05:38 PM
Washington, DC...Every nation has a natural right and responsibility to determine who is admitted to its borders. This is what defines a country and ultimately determines whether its culture, values and institutions will endure. The unique qualities that develop within each country’s borders naturally make some more desirable places to live than others. These differences drive immigration patterns. The more successful a nation, the greater is the demand to immigrate to it.

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Bear Valley Mountain is Open Daily Starting Dec. 15th! Buy Online & Save!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 05:00 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Bear Valley Mountain is Open Daily Starting Dec. 15th! Buy your lift tickets or book a lesson ONLINE, in advance and SAVE BIG. Cub Club lessons fill up fast so make sure you book early. Adult Beginner Lesson Packages start at $59! Pure Tubular Fun! Not a skier or snowboarder? This winter enjoy TUBING at Bear Valley Mountain all season long. An ALL DAY tubing pass is ONLY $20! Tickets Are Still Available for the latest Warren Miller Movie! Catch this great movie and get a FREE lift ticket with your paid admission. Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. December 20th | 7:00 PM. All proceeds benefit local schools! Call us at 209.753.2301; ext 777 to purchase your tickets in advance.




Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Snowbank Near Hwy 88 & Ham's Station

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 01:15 PM
Ham's Station, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Snowbank Near Hwy 88 & Ham's Station

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Receptionists Wanted in Angels Camp & Jackson

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 11:19 AM
Angels Camp & Jackson, CA...Receptionist Wanted! Seeking seasonal receptionists to join our network of professionals and deliver an outstanding client experience. We offer competitive pay and career advancement opportunities. H&R Block is the industry’s largest consumer tax services provider¹ and we have been focused on client service for over 60 years. Call today for an interview 209-736-0474. Positions open in Angels Camp and Jackson.


Traffic Update....Hit & Run Near Sr12 / Sr26

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 11:12 AM
San Andreas, CA...Traffic Update....Hit & Run Near Sr12 / Sr26

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Let CAMPS Do The Dirty Dishes This Christmas Eve!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 10:30 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Join us at CAMPS Restaurant for Dinner Christmas Eve, Monday December 24th! Enjoy a delicious festive meal with family and friends, where you don't have to worry about the prep or clean up! Christmas Eve Dinner at CAMPS Restaurant Monday, December 24th. Greenhorn Creek Resort 711 McCauley Ranch Road, Angels Camp, CA 95222. GreenhornCreek.com. Let us do the dirty dishes this Christmas Eve! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: (209)729-8181

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Seasonal Road and Trail Closures on Stanislaus National Forest Begin Dec. 16

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 10:14 AM
Sonora, CA...Seasonal road and trail closures on the Stanislaus National Forest begin Dec. 16 and will remain in effect until April 14, 2019. The STF Motor Vehicle Use Map indicates which roads and trails will be closed and may be picked up at any ranger district office, or by visiting STF’s maps webpage at http://go.usa.gov/x8ysh. Please note if the MVUM identifies a road as closed, regardless whether a gate is closed and locked, it is closed for the season. Additionally, roads identified in the MVUM as being open may be hazardous due to local weather conditions, such as snow, or fallen trees. Drivers and hikers are urged to be prepared for hazards caused by fallen trees.

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10th Annual Production of Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker,” December 13-15, 2018 at

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 07:34 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Studio 4 Dance Theater will present the tenth annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” ballet, December 13-15, 2018 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. The full-length, professional-quality ballet is the highlight of the local holiday season, with return audiences and sold-out performances every year. Reserved seats are available for lower-priced advance purchase beginning November 8 at www.studio4dancetheater.com.

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Traffic Update....Pickup & Big Rig Have Gotten Together Near Sr4 / Parrots Ferry Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 07:31 AM
Vallecito, CA...Traffic Update....Pickup & Big Rig Have Gotten Together Near Sr4 / Parrots Ferry Rd. This is a non-injury collision but lanes are blocked...

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 06:58 AM
Arnold, CA…(This morning we have an out of office appointment so our show ran 7-8am this morning. )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!

FCC Takes Action on Spam Robotext Messages & Blunts CA Efforts to Tax Text Messages

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 11:07 PM
Washington, DC...The Federal Communications Commission today issued a ruling rejecting requests to make it harder for text messaging providers to protect consumers from spam and scam robotexts. The Commission’s decision makes clear that wireless providers are authorized to continue their efforts to stop unwanted text messaging through robotext-blocking, anti-spoofing measures, and other anti-spam features.

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FCC Increases Universal Service Support for Faster Rural Broadband, Increases Support for Small Carriers and Eliminates Burdens

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 10:42 PM
Washington, DC...Continuing its effort to close the digital divide, the Federal Communications Commission today took several steps to significantly improve the quality and expand the availability of high-speed Internet service in rural America. Included in these steps is additional funding for the Connect America Fund, the FCC’s program that helps expand broadband deployment and make broadband service more affordable in rural areas. In return for this increased funding, the FCC will require providers to expand the availability of faster service that will better meet the needs of consumers and businesses in today’s online world.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

Former Mountain Ranch Realty Owner Bill Schmiett Has Passed Away at 66

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 08:31 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...The following was written by Doug Schmiett the brother of Bill Schmiett. Broge is dead. Long live Broge. It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my brother Bill Schmiett. He passed away this morning (Dec 11). His battle with liver disease is over. He died with his wife and best friend, Julie, by his side. He battled with resolve until the very end. Bill made 66 trips around the sun.

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Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights Keeps Growing & Growing

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 07:45 PM
White Pines, CA...(Not Arnold)...On the Friday after Thanksgiving it is becoming a tradition for locals and visitors to line the sides of Blagen Road to welcome in the Christmas Season. Santa & Mrs. Claus attend so all the young ones can get a picture taken and get those gift requests in. After Santa's visit things really get festive as the parade of lights fills White Pines. It was raining this year that while it didn't dampen the crowds or enthusiasm it did make some of the pictures less than stellar. A few shots and parade video are below.























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CPUD & CCWD Boards Approve Memorandum of Understanding

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 03:44 PM
San Andreas, CA...From CCWD...A new partnership was formed between the Calaveras Unified School District and the Calaveras County Water District this week when both Boards unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding. The districts are working together on a plan to connect Jenny Lind Elementary School to CCWD’s public sewer system. The school has been operating an on-site sewage treatment and disposal system since 1992, which is antiquated and has reached the end of its useful life. While the old plant is still functioning, CUSD does not have funds to replace the old equipment, which is why the preferred option is to connect to CCWD’s system using grant funding.


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Columbia College’s Symphony of the Sierra on December 15th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 02:54 PM
Columbia, CA...Columbia College will be presenting the Symphony of the Sierra Winter Concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The concert will be held in the Dogwood Forum at Columbia College. The repertoire provides a wonderful introduction to orchestral music for children, while being complex enough to satisfy the seasoned classical ear.

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Receptionists Wanted in Angels Camp & Jackson

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 11:04 AM
Angels Camp & Jackson, CA...Receptionist Wanted! Seeking seasonal receptionists to join our network of professionals and deliver an outstanding client experience. We offer competitive pay and career advancement opportunities. H&R Block is the industry’s largest consumer tax services provider¹ and we have been focused on client service for over 60 years. Call today for an interview 209-736-0474. Positions open in Angels Camp and Jackson.


Traffic Update....Pickup vs Garbage Truck near Sr108 / Old Wards Ferry Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 10:45 AM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update....Pickup vs Garbage Truck near Sr108 / Old Wards Ferry Rd

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President Trump at Signing of an Executive Order Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 09:06 AM
Washington, DC....Thank you. In a few moments, I will sign an executive order launching a new White House Opportunity — this is a very big thing that Tim and I and everybody have been working on for a long time — and Revitalization Council. This council will coordinate efforts across the entire federal government to deliver jobs, investment, and growth to the communities that need it the most.




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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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