Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Calendar
Polls
Columns
      Chef Chat
      Jenny's Kitchen
      Ken Churches
      ThePineTree Pedaler
      "Calaveras Uncorked"
      "Table Hopping"
      "Tech Talk"
      "What's She Up To Now?"~With Tammy Beilstein
      "The Kid Connection"~by Stefanie Pechan
      Copper Curmudgeon
      Lunch Lady
      Catherine Lewallen
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Kindness Week: Feb 11 - 17, 2018

Coming Soon...
Sunday, Feb 18
All Day The 22nd Annual Presidents’ Day Wine Weekend is February 17th & 18th
All Day The CSTARS Production of The Wizard is Feb. 16, 17 & 18th
All Day The Big, Ginormous President's Day Sale at CHS Thrift
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
12:00 AM Post Abortion Support Study
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
03:00 PM Copperopolis VFW Auxiliary Ice Cream Social
Monday, Feb 19
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimist Offering FREE Cholesterol Tests During February
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
11:00 AM Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial District Hall Dedication is February 19th
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
Tuesday, Feb 20
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
11:00 AM ARNOLD SIR, Branch 152, Monthly Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 11:00 am
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
04:00 PM OHV Enthusiasts Encouraged to Join Stanislaus National Forest at Public Meeting
07:00 PM QPR Suicide Prevention Training Class on February 20th
Wednesday, Feb 21
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimist Offering FREE Cholesterol Tests During February
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
06:00 PM Gary L. Stevens For Sheriff Meet & Greet
Thursday, Feb 22
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimist Offering FREE Cholesterol Tests During February
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
06:00 PM CHP is Offering a Start Smart Class in Valley Springs Feb 22
Friday, Feb 23
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimist Offering FREE Cholesterol Tests During February
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio Tasting Bar- Paella Revisited
Saturday, Feb 24
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
09:00 AM Plant Propagation Class
11:00 AM Red Cross Preparedness Fair in San Andreas February 24th
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
01:00 PM Everything But Animals Day
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
04:00 PM Cattle in the Sierra Reception
Sunday, Feb 25
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
12:30 PM Tim Muetterties For Assessor Meet & Greet on February 25th
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
Monday, Feb 26
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimist Offering FREE Cholesterol Tests During February
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
All Day Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
Tuesday, Feb 27
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimist Offering FREE Cholesterol Tests During February
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
Until 04:00 PM Voices of Wisdom adult 55+ writing classes
Wednesday, Feb 28
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
05:00 PM State of Jefferson Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, Mar 1
All Day Valentine’s Adoption Special!
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimist Offering FREE Cholesterol Tests During February
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
06:00 PM CHP is Offering an Age Well Drive Smart Class in Valley Springs March 1
Friday, Mar 2
All Day Wild West Bass Pro/Am is Heading to Northern California’s Tuolumne County
All Day Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimist Offering FREE Cholesterol Tests During February
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
07:00 PM MCT Opens 2018 with Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace.
Saturday, Mar 3
All Day Wild West Bass Pro/Am is Heading to Northern California’s Tuolumne County
All Day Post Abortion Support Study
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
01:00 PM Celebration of Life for Ron Ruisi Will Be March 3rd at Hazel Fischer

Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



The 22nd Annual President's Day Wine Weekend is February 17th & 18th

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 09:41 AM
Murphys , CA...The 22nd annual Presidents’ Day Wine Weekend sponsored by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) will take place Saturday February 17th and Sunday February 18th. Presidents’ Wine Weekend is an opportunity for wine lovers to taste their way thru Calaveras County by purchasing a $25 commemorative glass and visiting over 28 participating wineries and tasting rooms while enjoying free limited-tasting flights of numerous award winning wines and exciting varietals offered by the best of Calaveras County’s wine community.

Read More

Traffic Update....Motorcycle vs Vehicle Near Hwys 49 & 12

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/17/2018 01:09 PM
San Andreas, CA....CHP is reporting lanes are blocked near Hwys 49 & 12 from a motorcycle vs vehicle collision. Please use caution in the area...

Read More | 23 Comments

Hey Good People! President's Weekend of "Pure Mtn Fun" is Here!! ~ Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/17/2018 11:36 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People!. Today looks to be stellar with sunny skies and a high pushing up towards 50F. Early morning winds will be out of the ENE from 6-10mph then shifting to the WSW later in the afternoon. Sunday through late Monday night will bring a chance of snow showers to the Central Sierra. 1-3″ is expected for this system in total and then a return of cold air will take place with a few days of highs in the 20’s and nighttime lows in the low teens. With temps being much cooler we’ve been back at it with our snow making teams as we have fantastic conditions for skiing and riding so it’s a great time to bring the family or friends up for quality skiing/riding or just taking a lesson. Remember, we’re about “Pure Mtn Fun” so come check us out this Winter !!!!! stay tuned………………………….









Read More

Don't Miss The 16th Annual "Love the Forest" Concert

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/17/2018 11:28 AM
Murphys, CA...Mark your calendars for the 16th annual Love the Forest Concert at our New Location at the Outer Aisle in Murphys, Saturday, February 17, beginning at 7pm. Bill Welles band: The Bill Welles Band playful alluring combination of vocals, guitars, mandolin, pedal steel, bass & drums creates an experience that lifts your spirits and takes you home to your heart. Guitar and vocal virtuoso Bill Welles gently yet powerfully moves his audiences with his beautiful blend of inspiring fingerpicking and intimate vocals. Bill takes songs where they have never been before with passion and joy, and his original material is poignant and magical.

Read More

Purchase The Past Featured Finds For February 16th

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/17/2018 10:24 AM
Arnold, CA...Purchase The Past is located at 830 Highway 4 in Arnold. Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and By Appointment. 830 Highway 4, Arnold, 209-795-1882

NN and The Control Live in Arnold! Tonight At Bistro Espresso

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/17/2018 10:10 AM
Arnold, CA..NN and The Control Live in Arnold are live tonight at Bistro Espresso from 7-10pm. Don't miss it!

Read More

Arnold Ace Home Center Has Deals That Are Presidential This Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 08:00 PM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Home Center Has Deals That Are Presidential This Weekend





Click Above For Full Sized Image & Pages of Savings Enclosed
Read More

The Big, Ginormous President's Day Sale at CHS Thrift

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 10:04 AM
Arnold, CA...The Big, Ginormous President's Day Sale at CHS Thrift all President's Weekend!

Read More

Book Your Stay in Bear Valley This Weekend!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 06:20 PM
Bear Valley, CA....Book a condo or cabin for this weekend and enjoy great snow conditions. A stay with Bear Valley Vacation Rentals means the comforts of home with a professional touch. We offer unique, individually owned condos and cabins with the additional amenities and benefits only our friendly and knowledgeable vacation rental staff can provide.

Read More

Meet Dr. Singhal. An Expert in Cancer. And kindness.

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 03:08 PM
San Andreas, CA...Meet Dr. Singhal. An expert in cancer. And kindness. Dr. Shiva Singhal is our Cancer Center's Medical Director, specializing in medical oncology and hematology. She's also an expert in the type of treatment everyone wants to receive: humankindness. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Singhal, call the Mark Twain Cancer Center in San Andreas at 209.754.9670.

Gary L. Stevens For Sheriff Meet & Greet

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 02:51 PM
Valley Springs, CA...A Gary L. Stevens For Sheriff Meet & Greet will be held in Valley Springs on February 21st.

What To Do If You Get the Flu? ~ Pharmacist Patrick Crosby of Meadowmont, Twain Harte & Groveland Pharmacies

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 02:40 PM
Arnold, Twain Harte & Groveland, CA...What To Do If You Get the Flu? I’m guessing that the flu isn’t on your top-10 wish list, right? But just in case you get sick this flu season, here’s a list of 10 things you can do to help ease your symptoms—and to stop the flu in its tracks and protect others.


Read More

The CSTARS Production of The Wizard is Feb. 16, 17 & 18th

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 09:48 AM
Angels Camp, CA...You're invited to travel with us to the merry ol' land of Oz. Find wisdom, heart, and courage, while discovering there really is no place like home! Tickets are $12 for adults, and $8 for children 12 & under. Reserve your tickets at http://cstarswizardofoz.brownpapertickets.com/ or purchase at the door. Invite your friends to join us!


Read More

Be Ready for Winter & Thank You for Shopping & Renting Locally at SNAC!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 07:53 AM
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.


Read More

Mark Twain Medical Center & Soroptimist Offering FREE Cholesterol Tests During February

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/14/2018 07:10 AM
San Andreas, CA...As part of a continuing partnership with Soroptimist International of Calaveras County, Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) will be offering FREE cholesterol tests for women in Calaveras County during American Heart Month in February. This FREE screening is also known as a lipid panel. The test measures good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides helping to identify women at greater risk of heart disease and stroke. The “Take It to Heart Program” offers the free cholesterol tests throughout February to women who live in Calaveras County. A 12 hour fast is recommended or no food after midnight, as is proof of Calaveras County residency. Women needing the FREE cholesterol screenings do not need to schedule an appointment.

Read More

Inventory Clearance Sale Going On Now At Timeless Home Gallery

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/13/2018 07:18 AM
Arnold, CA...Inventory Clearance Sale Going On Now At Timeless Home Gallery

Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial District Hall Dedication is February 19th

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/12/2018 06:49 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On the 73rd anniversary of the beginning of the battle of Iwo Jima the Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial District in Valley Springs will be holding a dedication ceremony of the new hall. Any seniors or veterans in need of transportation need to make arrangements with Common Grounds by Friday February 16th.


Read More | 3 Comments

Tim Muetterties For Assessor Meet & Greet on February 25th

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/12/2018 12:53 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Tim Muetterties For Assessor Meet & Greet on February 25th


Read More

Great President's Day Savings From Sonora Ford

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/10/2018 10:49 PM
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!

fullscreen-capture-9192016-103033-am






953624e241a341b7d56e2cc90e9a76c5x

Make H&R Block Your Tax Headquarters This Year

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/10/2018 10:18 PM
Angels Camp, Jackson, Valley Springs & Ione, CA...You Could Get Up To $3000 The Day You File At H&R Block. Come into an H&R Block tax office in Angels Camp, Jackson or Valley Springs to meet with a tax professional who can handle all your tax preparation needs. Our expert tax preparers can't wait to help you prepare and file your taxes. They'll find every last tax deduction available so you get the most from your tax return.


Read More

Silent Movie Night Featuring Doubling for Romeo on Feb 17th at Ironstone

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/10/2018 09:56 PM
Murphys, CA...Join us Saturday, February 17 at 6 pm for dinner and a show, as Silent Movie Night returns with Doubling For Romeo. Slim Cody (Will Rodgers) works in the movie industry, doubling for the performers. He has a dream in which he portrays Romeo in a movie version of "Romeo and Juliet," and arranges for someone to double for him when the fight scenes get scary...


Featuring Guest Host extraordinaire, Matias Bombal, and Dave Moreno on the Alhambra Pipe Organ.
Read More

Murphys School of Music is Now Open!! Call (209) 813 - 0696 to Enroll

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/08/2018 05:12 PM
Murphys, CA...Murphys School of Music is a new music school. Located in beautiful Murphys California. M.S.M runs daily classes, every week. Be sure to check our schedule, and class descriptions page to find your next musical venture! We are a non-profit school of music for kids, teens, adults, seniors and people with special needs. There is more information on our website as well murphysschoolofmusic.com. We are always looking for donations of instruments as well as seeking instructors. "Music is universal, so let's bring it Murphys! " -Ras Beeken Dan

Read More

Gary L. Stevens For Sheriff Tri-Tip Fundraiser...Get Your Tickets Now!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/07/2018 08:28 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Gary Stevens For Sheriff Tri-Tip Fundraiser is March 3rd at Frogtown. Get your tickets now...

Now Open ...The Rhone Room at Lavender Ridge

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2018 11:21 PM
Murphys, CA...Enjoy extraordinary library wines with artisan cheese plates for two. Sit-down flight style tasting of the best selections from the Lavender Ridge Cellar. Through the big iron door in the back. Reservations recommended.

Read More

Broll Mountain Vineyards Takes Center Stage With New Tasting Room in Murphys

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/03/2018 11:15 PM
Murphys, CA..The new, beautiful & elegant tasting room for Broll Mountain Vineyards in now open in the heart of Murphys' tasting room row. Stop by and visit their new showcase for their wines. Broll Mountain Vineyards was born from a dream of producing the best wine in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Betty and Bill Broll founded Broll Mountain Vineyards in 1998. When Betty and Bill first saw the 25 acres of rustic land perched on top of a mountain overlooking Murphys, they knew that with love and vision, they had found an amazing piece of property that could make their dream become reality.



Read More

Put Love in Your February with Specials from Black Sheep Winery

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/02/2018 04:18 PM
Murphys, CA...Black Sheep Winery arrived in Murphys with the 1984 harvest. From that first harvest we produced our 1984 Amador Zinfandel. The wine was styled in a big, bold way like nobody else could do. That's what makes us Black Sheep; we're different from the rest of the flock. We feature small batches of limited release wines handcrafted from high quality grapes grown in Calaveras and Amador Counties. We produce about 2,500 cases of wine per year, specializing in Zinfandels and Rhone varietals.


Read More

Listening is Vital Tool for Family Nurse Practitioner Laura Keller

Posted by: thepinetree on 01/29/2018 02:47 PM
Valley Springs, CA...“Kindness goes a long way in healing” notes Family Nurse Practitioner Laura Keller. “Just listening to people makes a huge difference.” Laura has recently joined the staff at Mark Twain Family Medical Center in Valley Springs and explains, “I’m here to provide care for people of all ages.” She received her RN degree from College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg and her FNP certificate from the University of California, Davis.


Read More

The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm…Replay

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 11:29 PM
Arnold, CA…The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm…..Tonight’s Replay is below…


7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 04:28 PM
Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico...Initial reports have buildings swaying in Mexico City and emergency service have been activated. Details still coming in...

Read More | 14 Comments

Time To Build Your Dream Home? Cedar Ridge Has Your Lot Ready!

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 04:08 PM
Arnold, CA...Since 1990 Jon Ellis has had a dream of a great, upscale, custom home community on the beautiful 180 acre Cedar Ridge property. He and his wife Anne have kept pursuing this dream against what have at times been significant odds. Their patience, perseverance and faith have paid off. The property is a former Boy Scout Camp that at times played host to 10,000 young Scouts at a time. That has given way to wide, mostly level streets, underground utilities including electric, water, sewer & more. If you are looking for a mountain lot that is ready for your home these are ready and construction could begin within weeks....


Additional Photos And Map Enclosed. Video Interview Is Below



Jon Ellis Cedar Ridge Interview In HD
Read More

Calaveras Telephone Now Hiring for Systems Administrator Position

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 03:43 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Calaveras Telephone is now hiring for a systems administrator. Details are below and to apply send a resume and cover letter to shannon.tower@caltel.com

Read More

Power Outage in Douglas Flat Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 01:33 PM
Douglas Flat, CA...PG&E is currently reporting 84 customers in the Douglas Flat area without power. A PG&E Crew has been assigned and on the way. Power should be restored before 5pm.

| 10 Comments

Hey Good People! President's Weekend of "Pure Mtn Fun" on the Way!! ~ Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 01:08 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Friday is here and sunny skies abound! The high could reach 45F today with a light East wind in the a.m. then becoming variable in the afternoon. Saturday looks to be a repeat of today with a few degrees warmer then Sunday we'll see low pressure arrive with cold arctic air injecting itself into the area into mid week. With temps over the last few days being much cooler we've been back at it with our snow making teams as we have fantastic conditions for skiing and riding so it's a great time to bring the family or friends up for quality skiing/riding or just taking a lesson. Remember, we're about "Pure Mtn Fun" so come check us out this Winter !!!!! stay tuned...............................









Read More

Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen Russian Individuals and Three Russian Companies for Scheme to Interfere in the United States Political System

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 01:02 PM
Washington, DC...The Department of Justice announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia today returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office. The indictment charges thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential election. The defendants allegedly conducted what they called “information warfare against the United States,” with the stated goal of “spread[ing] distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general.”

Read More | 34 Comments

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 11:38 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3142 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! this mornings replays by hour are below and enclosed…



Earlier Hours are Below...
Read More

FBI Failed to Follow Up on Detailed Tip Regarding Florida School Shooter

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 11:29 AM
Washington, DC...The FBI has released a troubling admission that they received a credible, detailed warning on a potential problem with Mr. Cruz. A person close to accused gunman Nikolas Cruz called an FBI tip line on Jan. 5 to report concerns about him, the FBI released in a statement. "The caller provided information about Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting. Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami field office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken."

| 8 Comments

13 Russian Nationals Indicted on Various Charges for Related to Election Meddling

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 11:18 AM
Washington, DC...Today the DOJ announced that 13 Russian nationals have been indicted for efforts to sow discord in the American election process and in what the defendants called information warfare. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein's statement is below and full text is enclosed...

Read More | 15 Comments

Stanislaus National Forest Plans 140 Acre Prescribed Fire on Mi-Wok Ranger District

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 10:09 AM
Sonora, CA...The following is information regarding a prescribed burn on the Stanislaus National Forest.
Prescribed Fire Name / Ranger District: Crandall Underburn, I-Bar Unit 2901, Mi-Wok Ranger District. General and Specific Location: Project area is located along Forest Road 3N24, off Italian Bar Road (Forest Road 2N63) south of Deer Creek. Township 3 North, Range 16 East, Section 29.

Read More | 2 Comments

Wanted Man on the Run in Tuolumne…

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 09:50 AM
Tuolumne, CA...Deputy V. Lee conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a black Chevrolet Tahoe on Yosemite Road at Hershey Road West in Tuolumne early this morning. There were three people in the SUV. Deputy Lee spotted a gun in the SUV just as 25-year-old Alexandro Xavier (pictured in this post) ran from the front passenger seat. Xavier is wanted on a Tuolumne County traffic warrant, San Joaquin County warrants for drug charges, and an Escalon Police Department warrant for a weapons charge. Deputies gave chase when it was safe to do so, but came up empty handed.

Read More | 2 Comments

Scammers Are After Apple Account Access

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 09:42 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Tuolumne Sheriff's Dept...Apple users need to be aware of an ongoing phishing campaign that appears to be ramping up efforts the past couple days. Scammers have found a clever way to generate phishing websites and they're after your Apple ID and password. Tuolumne County residents have reported receiving numerous calls within the past few days from several people working under the pretense of Apple Inc.

Read More | 2 Comments

Yosemite National Park Announces the Opening Date for the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 09:33 AM
Yosemite, CA...The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will Reopen for summer. Yosemite National Park announces that the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen to the public at 9:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2018. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias has been closed since July 2015 to complete a landmark restoration project. In partnership with Yosemite Conservancy, the National Park Service has been working to improve natural hydrology, construct an ADA-accessible boardwalk, construct an improved welcome plaza, and improve the overall visitor experience.

Read More | 1 Comments

Traffic Update...Possible Injury Collision on Ave A Outside of Mountain Ranch

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 09:29 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA....CHP is reporting a vehicle over the side in the 8000 Block of Ave A. Please use caution in the area....

Read More | 3 Comments

Traffic Update...Second Major Injury Collision on Hwy 88 This Morning

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 09:17 AM
Pioneer, CA...CHP is reporting a major injury collision near SR88 / Mace Dr. This is a couple of miles up Hwy 88 from the earlier major injury collision.

Read More | 0 Comments

Traffic Update...Brakes Went Out....Now in Jack in the Box Parking Lot

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 08:19 AM
Jackson, CA...CHP is reporting the brakes went out on a vehicle on Hwy 49 in the Martell area and a vehicle hit a fence post and is now in the Jack in the Box.

Read More | 1 Comments

Traffic Update....Major Injury Collision Near Silver Dr / Sr88

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 07:56 AM
Pioneer, CA...CHP is reporting a major injury collision near Silver Dr / Sr88. Please use caution in the area...

Read More | 1 Comments

Traffic Update....Collision Near Tuolumne Rd / Black Oak Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/16/2018 07:50 AM
Tuolumne, CA....CHP is report a non-injury collision near Tuolumne Rd / Black Oak Rd. Please use caution in the area....

Read More | 1 Comments

The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/20/2017 09:38 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.



Click Here To Play On Most Handhelds

21st Annual Trivia Bee

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 10:18 PM
San Andreas, CA...Highway 49 – The Gold Rush Trail is the theme of this year’s annual fundraiser for the Friends of the Library of Calaveras County. San Andreas Town Hall on Saturday, March 24, 2018: Tickets are $30/person. Social Hour starts at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 6:30 pm, and Trivia Bee at 7:30 pm. Lots of terrific raffle prizes! Tickets are available at your local library branch and members of the Friends of the Library. For more information, call 754-6510. If you would like to compete with your own three-person team, contact Diane at 736-9430.

Read More

The Elevated Evening News™ Tonight is a Replay of the Sheriff Candidate Forum at Greenhorn Creek

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 09:52 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ will be a replay of last night's sheriff's candidate forum from the Republican Party meeting a Greenhorn Creek. It featured challenger Gary L. Stevens & Sheriff Rick DiBasilio.



New Office of Emergency Services (OES) Director Named in Calaveras County

Posted by: thepinetree on 02/15/2018 08:37 PM
San Andreas, CA – Michelle Patterson will step into the role of OES Director for Calaveras County following the January resignation of the former Director, Will Downs. In January, Mr. Downs announced that he would be returning to New Mexico due to personal reasons. Will had been in the OES position since October 2017. When the recruitment was conducted for a new OES Director last year, there was a strong list of candidates vying for the position. Fortunately, the other top applicant in the recruitment process, Michelle Patterson, was still interested in the position in Calaveras County and is set to start on February 20, 2018.

Read More | 8 Comments

Welcome to ThePineTree.net

If you see anything newsworthy, give us a call or send it along!

Our goal is to report Current, Up-To-Date, Accurate news 24/7! We are also here to promote one of the best places on the planet...Calaveras and Western Alpine Counties. We cover news and events along the Ebbetts Pass Corridor, Angels Camp, Arnold, Bear Valley, Copperopolis, Mountain Ranch, San Andreas, Valley Springs and more. If you see or know of something newsworthy, just drop us a note to news@thepinetree.net or give us a call on our news line at (209)768.3929 or #TREE FROM YOUR GOLDEN STATE CELLULAR PHONE. We would also love to post your local video and pictures. If you have clips or photos that you think our viewers would like to see... just let us know!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for ThePineTree.net give us a jingle or email us at news@thepinetree.net, we are the most cost effective way of advertising in the area. We have been here providing you with News, Video commercials, Banner Ads, Town Sponsors, etc for 5 years and our customers are getting PROVEN results!

Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
 Printable Version

Past 50 Local News
  1. Celebration of Life for Ron Ruisi Will Be March 3rd at Hazel Fischer
  2. Is it Time to Revisit O'Connor v. Donaldson the Supreme Court Decision That Effectively Ended Mental Hospitals
  3. New Blood Test Aids in Evaluating Concussion in Adults
  4. Is The Cannabis Ban Kind? ~ Al Segalla
  5. Calaveras County Cannabis Cultivation Ban Implementation
  6. Wines of the World Taste of Italy - With a Surprise!
  7. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below
  8. Dow Climbs Back Above 25,000
  9. President Trump on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida
  10. Which States Send the Most Olympians to the Winter Games?
  11. Arnold Native Serves Aboard Navy Warship in San Diego
  12. Traffic Update....Taxi vs Toyota Pickup on Hwy 108
  13. Hey Good People! President's Weekend of "Pure Mtn Fun" on the Way!! ~ Mattly Trent
  14. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am (New Stories Below)
  15. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through February 20th
  16. Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Grocery Ad & Weekly Specials Through February 20th
  17. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 6pm...Sheriff Candidate Forum ...Replay will be up later this evening!
  18. Rasmussen Classic Features Central Sierra’s Top Junior Racers for Slalom
  19. Students Flee Florida High School After Shooting...Suspect in Custody, Multiple Injuries
  20. What’s Happening in Murphys this Week –February 14 through 20, 2018
  21. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below
  22. Gas Prices Drop for First Time in 2018
  23. Werner Horst Hildebrand Went to be with the Lord on December 6, 2017 at 87 years of age, in Fairfield, California.
  24. The Big, Ginormous President's Day Sale at CHS Thrift
  25. Shaun White Reclaims Halfpipe Gold in Pyeonchang
  26. Chloe Kim Takes Gold & Arielle Gold Takes Bronze for USA in Halfpipe
  27. Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Fence & Mailboxes in Mountain Ranch
  28. Make Murphys Hotel Your Destination For Valentines Evening
  29. A Bit of Wisdom From Old Ben
  30. Valentine’s Adoption Special!
  31. The CSTARS Production of The Wizard is Feb. 16, 17 & 18th
  32. Gary L. Stevens For Sheriff Meet & Greet
  33. Shop Local For All Your Valentines At Blooms & Things!
  34. The 22nd Annual Presidents’ Day Wine Weekend is February 17th & 18th
  35. Board of Supervisors Notice of Public Hearing
  36. Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing
  37. Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing
  38. Board of Supervisors Notice of Public Hearing
  39. Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing
  40. Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing
  41. Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing
  42. Board of Supervisors Notice of Public Hearing
  43. Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing
  44. Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing
  45. Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing
  46. Election Department Legal Notice
  47. Traffic Update....Vehicle Through Fence Near Latrobe Rd / Old Sacramento Rd
  48. Advisory for Don Pedro Lake in Tuolumne County Offers Safe Eating Advice for Five Species of Fish
  49. An Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of Calaveras County Relating to Cannabis Cultivation and Commerce
  50. Calaveras County Announces It Will Sue PG&E, Hires Major National Law Firm Baron & Budd to Represent Calaveras County Taxpayers

Featured Business

Time For State Mental Hospitals Again?
Would making it easier to get someone held or institutionalized for mental issues something from the past we need to bring back?
Yes
No



[View Result]

Votes: 62
Comments: 15


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.



Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2018