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10:00 AM Marisolio Tasting Bar
06:00 PM Press Release Work Shop With Mike Taylor ~ March 28th, 2017
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
Wednesday, Mar 29
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
Thursday, Mar 30
01:00 PM Guided Tours of the 'Medicine in the Gold Rush' Exhibit
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
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Friday, Mar 31
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
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07:30 PM "The Mouse Trap," An Agatha Christie Murder Mystery
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12:00 PM Calaveras Cares Information Faire ~ Saturday, April 1st
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05:30 PM Calaveras County Deputy Sheriffs Association Annual Dinner-Dance
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Sunday, Apr 2
08:00 AM 70th Annual La Grange Rodeo Sunday April 2, 2017
12:00 PM Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off
12:00 PM 5th Annual Chili Cook Off in the Park
01:30 PM "Cinema & the Angels 6 Theatre," A Lecture By Jeff Olson
02:00 PM 9th Annual Taste For Mentoring ~ Dessert Contest & Antique Auto Show
02:00 PM LECTURE "Cinema & the Angels 6 Theatre" by Jeff Olson
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Monday, Apr 3
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Apr 4
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Wednesday, Apr 5
06:00 PM Luminary Ceremony For National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
06:00 PM Calaveras County Republican Party General Meeting, April 15th
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Thursday, Apr 6
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Friday, Apr 7
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
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10:00 AM Living History Day
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Mountain Ranch Spring Fling Fundraiser
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM Save The Date ~ Whiskerino Dinner Dance April 8th
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Sunday, Apr 9
08:00 AM La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast ~ Sunday, April 9th
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New California Law Puts Charge In Lead-Acid Battery Sales

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 04:25 PM
Sacramento,CA...Beginning April 1, 2017, sales of lead-acid batteries will be subject to two $1 fees. Manufacturers will pay a $1 fee for every lead-acid battery sold to a retailer, wholesaler, distributor, or other person for retail sale in California. Consumers will pay a $1 fee on each purchase of a replacement lead-acid battery.

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Ebbetts Pass Soccer Player Development League Training Program

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 04:16 PM
Murphys, CA...FREE SUMMER SOCCER CAMP BACK AGAIN FOR 2017! Register NOW for our 6th Annual Pre Season League Training Program. Following the huge success of last summer's training program attracting nearly 170 players per day, EPYSL has again invested in player development and invited UK International to Murphys for summer 2017.

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Measure B Deleted From Ballot Says Calaveras County Registrar Of Voters

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 03:06 PM
San Andreas – March 28, 2017 – The Registrar of Voters, Rebecca Turner, received a court order from the Calaveras County Superior Court regarding Case No 17CV42233. The ruling orders the Registrar of Voters to delete Measure B from the ballot. It was ruled the language of Measure B failed to substantially comply with. Election Code section 9124. Ballots containing only Measure B will not be mailed. Votes for or against Measure B will not be counted
The Special Election for the following Special Districts will proceed: Saddle Creek Community Services District – Measure A, Copperopolis Fire Protection District – Measure C, Copper Cove Rocky Road Community Services District – Measure D. Additional information concerning the election may be obtained from the Calaveras County Elections website: http://www.elections.calaverasgov.us/Elections.aspx , or contact the elections office at (209)754-6376.

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Ebbetts Pass Soccer 2017 Fall Registration Opens April 1st

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 02:48 PM
Murphys, CA...EPYSL's fall recreational and competitive programs are the most popular component of the Leagues year-round programming, introducing and expanding the game of soccer to over 450 players each season.

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Light It Up Blue For World Autism Day

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 02:41 PM
Sonora, CA... In recognition of World Autism Day on Sunday, April 2, Sonora Regional Medical Center will once again be lit up in blue throughout the night. Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates the start of its signature campaign Light It Up Blue (#LIUB) along with the international autism community, in recognition of UN sanctioned World Autism Day and April, World Autism Month.

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Calaveras Cares Information Faire ~ Saturday, April 1st

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 02:33 PM
Murphys, CA...This Saturday 16 Calaveras County Non-profit organizations are presenting an information faire as well as jazz by the Eisenman Trio, chicken in a barrel lunch and kids activities on Saturday April 1st, 2017 at the Native Sons of the Golden West Hall in Murphys, CA. The free event begins at noon and will feature information booths, a silent auction, raffles, and an opportunity to learn about community services in Calaveras Coounty.





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Don't Miss The Big Flooring Sale Going On Now At Pinnell's In Sonora & Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 02:18 PM
Angels Camp & Sonora, CA....Thank You For Voting Pinnell's Carpet One The Best In The Mother Lode Since 2005! When you visit Pinnell's, our team makes sure your project gets completed with the same care we would do to our own home! For 4 generations Pinnell's has been in the flooring industry and has been serving the tri-county area for over 40 years! We train and certify all of our in house installation team! Quality is what we do! Thank you for voting us Best of the Mother Lode since 2005!”


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Judge Rules Measure B To Be Withdrawn From Ballot

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 01:52 PM
San Andreas, CA..."The Petition For Writ Of Mandate of Jeremy Carlson is GRANTED. Respondent Rebecca Turner, in her official capacity as Calavera.~ County Clerk recorder and Registrar of Voters is ordered to the extent possible to delete Measure B from the voter ballot and where that is not practical to take no further action (including counting of any votes) relative to the proposed initiative designated Measure B with regard to the 5/2117 Calaveras County special election. The clerk shall provide notice of (his ruling to the parties forthwith. Petitioner Jeremy Carlson to prepare a formal order in compliance with Rule of Court 3.1312 in conformance with this ruling. It is so Ordered, March 28, 2017"


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Arnold Resident Recognized For Fire Prevention Efforts

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 01:30 PM
Reno, NV...On Wednesday, March 22, Pete Padelford, of Blue Lake Springs Homeowners Association, in Arnold, CA was awarded one of several National Wildfire Mitigation Awards, at the Wildland Urban-Interface Conference, in Reno, NV,

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"Moms & Song, " Acoustic Country Music Event At Greenhorn Creek

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 01:10 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Join us Mothers Day Weekend at the scenic Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp, Ca. for a great evening of outdoor acoustic Country Music featuring Erin Enderlin and Kayla Ray.



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Calarveras Humane Society Thrift Is Now Hiring

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 12:14 PM
Arnold, CA...Calarveras Humane Society Thrift Is Now Hiring! Taking applications for a qualified individual with good people skills. California Drivers License required. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and multi task. Some computer skills desirable. Fast paced environment. Pick up an application at our store Tuesday through Saturday. Ask for Teri or John.

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19th Annual Kid's Fishing Clinic

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 11:31 AM
Murphys, CA...Bring the whole family and enjoy the day at the 19th Annual Kid's Fishing Clinic at Murphys Historical Community Park on Saturday, May 13th.


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La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast ~ Sunday, April 9th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 11:13 AM
La Grange, CA...Time for a Spring wildflower tour, destination La Grange. The Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 remind you of our monthly breakfast, always on the second Sunday at the IOOF Hall in downtown La Grange. Sunday April 9th is the date this month. Breakfast hours are 8 to 11 am, we’re serving biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham & cheese omelets and
pancakes, a new addition to our menu. Complimentary coffee and orange juice round out the meal, all for $6. And we have new child breakfast prices: ages 7 to 12 are $3, 6 and under are free.


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Week Four Op-Ed By Former Calaveras County Supervisor Tom Tryon On The "War On Drugs"

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 11:08 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Letter written to the Editor in the summer of 1985: I would like to comment on President Bush’s latest proposals for escalating the so called “War on Drugs”. One must assume this effort has been very successful to justify such an escalation! As noted in earlier articles, the effort is not a war on drugs, but, rather a war on people; a war of foreign intervention; and a war attacking the fundamental principles of liberty as embodied in the Bill of Rights. War is the lifeblood of the state. War provides for the expansion and concentration of power in a central authority, and a corresponding diminution of the individual’s power or sovereignty over his own being. The war spirit identifies dissent with treason, the pursuit of private happiness with slackerism and sabotage, and on the other side, obedience with discipline, and conformity with patriotism. Thus war removes from the individual any moral ground as well as any lawful ground on which he might resist the execution of the official plan. President Bush’s war is the more repugnant since it targets the very rights that our government was initiated to protect.

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Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs Through March 26th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 11:06 AM
Sonora, CA...Sonora, CA... Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs through March 26th are enclosed:

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Age Well, Drive Smart Workshop ~ Saturday, April 22nd

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 09:55 AM
Sonora, CA...The California Highway Patrol is presenting a free workshop, "Age Well, Drive Smart." The workshop will include tips on how to drive longer and safer and refresh your rules of the road knowledge.


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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For March 27th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 09:09 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are attached:

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Board Of Supervisors Regular Meeting & Continuing Local State Of Emergency (Live Webcast Going On Now)

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/24/2017 10:09 AM
San Andreas, CA...(Update...There has been a special meeting added after 2pm to Adopt a Resolution authorizing changes to the Crime Scene Specialist/Property Room Specialist job description.) The Calaveras County Board Of Supervisors is holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 28th at 8:00 am. On the agenda is the adoption of a resolution continuing a local state of emergency for the removal of hazardous trees caused by the Butte Fire with the imminent threat of severe winter weather.



Click Above For Live Webcast & Vietnam Veterans, At Risk Youth & Public Health & More Were Honored Today.

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(Forum Has Been Canceled As Measure B Has Been Pulled) 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...(Forum Has Been Canceled As Measure B Has Been Pulled) 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.

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It's Lot Cleaning Time! Call For Your Estimate Today!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 06:53 PM
Arnold, CA...It's Lot Cleaning Time! Call 209.795.5686 For Your Estimate Today!!

Traffic Collision Near Longeway & Smokey River Drive.

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 06:24 PM
Twain Harte, CA....CHP is reporting a vehicle collision that has left a vehicle with a smoking motor and the driver with a laceration to the head. Please use caution in the area....

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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.

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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.

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Traffic Control On SR 49 From Hwy 120 To Hwy 108

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 04:07 PM
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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Calaveras County Republican Party General Meeting, April 15th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 01:30 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Calaveras County Republican Party is having a general meeting on Wednesday, April 5th at 6:00. The meeting will take place in the Fireside Room at Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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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.

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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.


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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs Through March 26th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 11:07 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are attached:

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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.”

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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.


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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.

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Sammy R. Marshal 1939-2017

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 10:15 AM
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.

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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.



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Dogwood In Arnold Is Hiring

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 08:26 AM
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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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U.S. Strike Kills High-Profile Terrorist Leader

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 10:59 PM
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.

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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.

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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. “

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Traffic Update....Lanes Blocked By Collision Near Hwys 49 & 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/25/2017 01:44 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...CHP is reporting that a pickup and a Suburban have gotten together near Hwys 49 & 26. Lanes are blocked so use caution and expect delays in the area until the incident is cleared.

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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
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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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