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Arnold Ace Home Center's December Red Hot Buys

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2020 09:04 AM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Home Center's December Red Hot Buys. Shop Local, Shop Often, Support Your Community.  Click images below for larger versions...




The Trifilo Garden Center is Your Holiday & Nursery Headquarters (Open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun!))

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2020 08:47 AM
Murphys, CA..The Trifilo Garden Center is a great destination for anyone getting into the holiday spirit. Trifilo Garden Center has Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Gardening Supplies, Bulbs, Gardening Lifestyle Clothing and much, much more. They are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday currently and additional additional opening days are coming soon. Please practice social distancing and follow posted notices. Trifilo Garden Center is a local, family-owned business located in Murphys, California. It is a full-service nursery with a variety of flowers, trees, shrubs, indoor/outdoor plants, succulents, and more. We feature native and local plants and trees, offer a wide-variety of supplies, and provide an environment of inspiration for all types of gardeners. We welcome you for a visit.













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Bear Valley Adventure Company is Open & Ready for Your High Country Adventures!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2020 08:44 AM
Bear Valley, CA...The Bear Valley Adventure Company (BVAC) is excited to offer cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and tubing experiences for the 2020/2021 winter season. Since COVID-19 is alive and well, we have instituted some new rules in order to keep everyone safe. Help keep the Bear Valley winter wonderland open by supporting the following changes: General: Do not visit BVAC if you are feeling ill; this includes our groomed trails. Masks covering your nose and mouth are required inside the store, and anywhere social distancing (minimum 6 feet separation from others) cannot be maintained. On busy days, such as weekends and holidays: Be prepared to wait outside the store to maintain healthy spacing indoors. Plan to dress accordingly.




 
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Potential Early Monday PSPS Event: Forecasted High Winds and Dry Conditions Mean PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in Targeted Portions of 15 Counties and Five Tribal Communities

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 06:46 PM
San Francisco, CA...Approximately 130,000 customers who might be affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoff are receiving the initial notifications today, two days ahead of the potential event.  Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has notified customers in targeted portions of 15 counties and five tribal communities about a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) starting early Monday morning (Dec. 7).  Dry conditions combined with expected high wind gusts pose an increased risk for damage to the electric system that has the potential to ignite fires in areas with dry vegetation.

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Covid Cases Soar Past Previous All-Time Highs with 58 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Calaveras County

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 06:31 PM
San Andreas, CA...Outbreak at Local Treatment Center, and New Regional Stay at Home Order Announced to Safeguard Frontline Workers and the Community. On Friday, December 4, 2020, Calaveras Public Health confirmed 58 additional cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The 58 additional COVID-19 cases include: fifteen females and twenty males between 18-49 years of age, six females and nine males between 50-64 years of age, and six females and two males over the age of 65. There are eleven cases to report in District 1, five cases in District 2, ten cases in District 3, twenty-three cases in District 4, and eight cases in District 5. One case refused to cooperate with Calaveras Public Health to determine District information.

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Calaveritas Vegetation Management Burn Near Calaveritas & Old Gulch

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 06:03 PM
San Andreas , CA...California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be completing a hazardous fuel reduction burn near the intersection of Calaveritas Road and Old Gulch Road South of the community of San Andreas California on Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th, 2020.  The burn encompasses approximately 50 acres of annual grass, brush and oak woodland within view of Calaveritas Road.

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The SNAC Family Thanks You for Shopping Locally!! Your Outdoor Social Distancing Activity Destination!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 06:01 PM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...Since 1994, Sierra Nevada Adventure Co. has been providing the community with Gear For Wild Environments! We started 26 years ago in downtown Sonora after outgrowing our mail order business, The Eddy Mart. Now it's evolved into 3 stores. Sonora - 173 So. Washington St. 209-521-5621 Our Climbing & Backpacking headquarters. Arnold - 2293 Hwy. 4.209-795-9310 Specializes in Rentals of flatwater Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboards & Canoes in the Summer & Skis, Snowboards & Snowshoes in the Winter. Murphys - 448 Main St. 209-728-9133 Offers a great selection of Men's & Women's Clothing & Footwear for wine tasting! All store stock everything you'll need to get your Disc Golf game on!

Potential PG&E PSPS Power Outage Event Starting December 7th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 05:18 PM
San Andreas, CA...From Calaveras OES.."Our partners at PG&E have notified us that they are watching a potential weather event that could cause a PSPS in Calaveras County. PG&E is estimating the PSPS event will start 12/7/2020 between 4:00a-7:00a on 12/7/2020, with complete power restoration on 12/8/2020 by 10:00p. Please see the attached map of possibly affected areas."

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Covid Safety Restrictions Closes CCWD Offices

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 03:36 PM
San Andreas, CA...December 3, 2020: In response to the state of emergency regarding COVID-19, and in order to maintain the health and safety of CCWD employees and the community, the CCWD main office is closed to the public, until further notice.

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Calaveras Utility Agencies Urge Customers to Conserve Water During Planned Power Shutdown

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 03:17 PM
San Andreas, CA...This is a joint release from the following utilities: Calaveras County Water District (CCWD), City of Angels Camp, San Andreas Sanitary District (SASD), Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company (BLSMWC), Union Public Utility District (UPUD), Calaveras Public Utility District (CPUD), Valley Springs Public Utilities District (VSPUD) and Murphys Sanitary District (MSD).

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The Markets (As of Market Close November 30, 2020) ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 02:36 PM
Murphys, CA...Despite a downturn on the last day of the month, stocks rebounded impressively in November from a moribund performance in October. Several of the benchmark indexes reached record highs during November as investors shifted slightly from tech stocks to shares influenced by economic cycles.  While the presidential election, COVID-19, and additional fiscal stimulus dominated the news throughout the month, stocks seemed immune. Instead, investors pinned their hopes on the development of a virus vaccine and a quick economic recovery.


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Food Drive Underway for Calaveras Food Bank

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 10:06 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Food Drive Underway for Calaveras Food Bank.  You can drop off donations at the Fairgrounds or Conifer Communications in San Andreas.

Vice President Pence Leads a Roundtable Discussion on Vaccine Distribution

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 09:54 AM
Atlanta, GA...Vice President Pence Leads a Roundtable Discussion on the Unprecedented COVID-19 Vaccine Progress and Upcoming Distribution Stage

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The Latest Covid & ICU Capacity Numbers for California

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 09:39 AM
Sacramento, CA....The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19.  California has 1,264,539 confirmed cases to date. Numbers may not represent true day-over-day change as reporting of test results can be delayed..  There were 18,591 newly recorded confirmed cases Monday. Numbers do not represent true day-over-day change as these results include cases from prior to yesterday.  The 7-day positivity rate is 7.7% and the 14-day positivity rate is 7.0%.  There have been 24,474,642 tests conducted in California. This represents an increase of 175,516 over the prior 24-hour reporting period..  As case numbers continue to rise in California, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase. There have been 19,437 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/04/2020 06:58 AM
Arnold, CA…Another Covid, Election & Government morning with coverage on the WHO, Nancy Pelosi, Freedom Caucus on Voting irregularities & more. Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!







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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule on Traveling by Air with Service Animals

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 11:17 PM
Washington, D.C. ... The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it is revising its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals by air to ensure a safe and accessible air transportation system.  The final rule on Traveling by Air with Service Animals can be found HERE.

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Probation Violation With Possession of Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and Other Drug Paraphernalia

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 10:37 PM
Sonora, CA... During a traffic stop for equipment and moving violations early yesterday morning, the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Haleigh Pello of Sonora, was determined to be an unlicensed driver and on probation. The front seat passenger, 27-year-old Mark Hyder of Twain Harte, was determined to be on Parole.

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Winter is Approaching: A Reminder to Recreate Responsibly on National Forests

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 10:15 PM
Vallejo, CA... With winter just around the corner, all visitors to California’s National Forests should continue to plan ahead before visiting and recreate responsibly once there. Early snowfall has already begun on some forests and road conditions will begin to impact access so please ensure that your vehicle is snow ready before you go.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2020 10:01 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm. Tonight we ran the Governor's Covid press conference from today where he and his staff outlined the increased Covid lockdowns that are expected to last for the next several weeks in some areas at least.


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Sierra Nevada Conservancy to Host Virtual Quarterly Board Meeting December 10th, 2020

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 09:47 PM
Auburn, CA... At the meeting, SNC staff will provide updates on a variety of topics including a 2020 Wildfire Impacts Update. The Board will also consider amending two existing agreements with implementing partners. One amendment would authorize the use of leftover project funds to restore additional acres of Sierra Nevada forestland and the other would expand allowable treatment methods to incorporate managed grazing to achieve restoration objectives.

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State Invests $565 Million in Transportation Improvements, Awards $2 Billion for Future Projects

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 09:37 PM
Sacramento, CA... The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $565 million for current projects – and approved $2 billion in future improvements – to address transportation needs throughout the state. This continued investment will repair highways and bridges and improve California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes.

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The December 8th, 2020 CUSD Board Meeting Agenda

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 09:29 PM
San Andreas, CA... The Mission of the Calaveras Unified School District is to partner with its families and communities in order to graduate all students as engaged, responsible and skilled citizens enabling them to achieve personal success.

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Alpine Peaks Community Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 08:54 PM
Tahoe City, CA... The Alpine Peaks Firewise Committee completed a rigorous set of criteria required to participate in the national program by coordinating with North Tahoe Fire and the Placer County Fire Safe Alliance. Stakeholders completed a community wildfire risk assessment and developed an action plan to guide their efforts to reduce the risk of wildfire in their community. The committee met with District staff to receive education on defensible space compliance and fire prevention information in order to take that information and further educate their community members.

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The Presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Lou Holtz

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2020 07:28 PM
Washington, DC...Well, thank you very much. Today it’s my privilege to present our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to one of the greatest coaches in American history: the legendary Lou Holtz — a friend of mine. Great gentleman. Great man. We’re delighted to be joined this afternoon by members of Lou’s wonderful family, along with the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe — John, thank you for being here; and Senator Lindsey Graham, who I think most people know — I would say they know you, for the most part; and Pat Cipollone, a big fan of Notre Dame. Right? Thank you, Pat, for being here.

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Lindsay is Your Calaveras County Animal Services Pet of the Week!

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 07:00 PM
San Andreas, CA... Meet Lindsay, a lovely shorthaired dilute Tortie estimated to be about eight years of age. Yes, you’ve seen this sweet girl before but she’s been at the shelter for weeks and still looking for her forever home. With enormous green eyes and a calm, quiet personality, Lindsay is very affectionate and enjoys being petted and brushed. She was found wandering near a busy highway and has a microchip, but her owner cannot be found. Although Lindsay loves people, she does not care for the company of other cats. We feel she would do best where she is the only feline and can be the adored queen of the household. And should you be over the age of 55, her adoption fee is only $5.00.

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Senator Borgeas Responds to Governor's Latest Shutdown Orders

Posted by: News_Desk on 12/03/2020 06:51 PM
Sacramento, CA... Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday that California regions will be placed on a three-week stay-at-home order if ICU bed capacity falls below 15 percent in that given region. Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s regional stay-at-home order:

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California Health Officials Announce a Regional Stay at Home Order Triggered by ICU Capacity

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2020 06:32 PM
Sacramento, CA...Health officials are tracking the state by five regions: Northern California, Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California.  Regional Stay at Home Order takes effect Saturday; affects regions with less than 15 percent ICU availability.  Regional Stay at Home Orders will require Californians to stay at home as much as possible, close operations for certain sectors and require 100 percent masking and physical distancing in all others.  Schools currently open can remain open and retailers can operate indoors at no more than 20 percent capacity to reduce exposure risk.  New order is a modification of the state’s initial Stay at Home Order signed in March and builds on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy


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Traffic Update....Pickup vs Street Sign & Curb Near Lyons Bald Mountain Rd / Apple Valley Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2020 03:35 PM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update....Pickup vs Street Sign & Curb Near Lyons Bald Mountain Rd / Apple Valley Dr.


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Support Your Local Fairgrounds with a Great Pulled Pork Dinner!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2020 01:57 PM
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)..Do you have your tickets yet? Call the fair office at 209.736.2561 or stop by Calaveras Lumber today from noon to 5 p.m. Not only do you get a delicious meal, you are helping our maintenance department. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, December 4, 2020.

The Big ACBA 2020 Angels Camp Light Up the Night Challenge!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/03/2020 10:09 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Get out your lights, your lawn decorations, your wreaths, and your garland, and get ready for the Angels Camp Citywide Holiday Decoration Challenge! Dress up your home or business with as much holiday spirit as you can to win up to $500!

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  5. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning's Replay of Below!
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  10. Visit With Santa at the Murphys Hotel This Friday, Dec. 4th, 2020!
  11. Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Need for Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Negotiations
  12. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.....Tonight's Replay is Below
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  14. Senator Borgeas Announces Initial Legislative Agenda for 2021
  15. Sender's in Mountain Ranch is Now Hiring!! Join Their Team Today!!
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  17. President Trump Files Suit in Wisconsin Alleging Unlawful & Unconstitutional Acts
  18. Angels Camp Welcomes Officer Sanford to Police Force
  19. Traffic Update...Minor Injury Collision Near Fiddletown Silver Lake Rd / Evergreen Way
  20. December Red Hot Buys at Sender's Ace Hardware Stores in Mountain Ranch & Valley Springs
  21. CHP Officer Andy Ornelas Has Passed Away
  22. Long Term Care Providers Call On Governors To Ensure Their Residents And Staff Receive Vaccine First
  23. Traffic Update....Overturned Hay Truck on Hwy 88 East of Cooks Station
  24. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through December 8th!
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  27. The Trifilo Garden Center is Your Holiday & Nursery Headquarters (Open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun!))
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