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Monday, Jul 22
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
Tuesday, Jul 23
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM The 2019 "Taco Tuesdays" Concert Series at Bistro Espresso
Wednesday, Jul 24
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
07:00 PM Sugarland Rolls Into Ironstone Amphitheatre on July 24th
Thursday, Jul 25
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
09:00 AM Calaveras Democrats Meetup
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Jul 26
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
05:30 PM The Next Concert at Cameo Plaza Coming Up on July 26th
Saturday, Jul 27
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM An Evening with Jason Eady – Classic Country, Americana - at the Sutter Creek Theatre 7/27
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Jul 28
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
09:30 AM New Presbyterian Church Launching in Calaveras County
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Monday, Jul 29
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
Tuesday, Jul 30
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM The 2019 "Taco Tuesdays" Concert Series at Bistro Espresso
Wednesday, Jul 31
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Aug 1
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Aug 2
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Get Your Fill of Fish & Chips Every Friday at Gooney's Bar & Grill
05:00 PM The Angels Camp Farmers Market is Every Friday Till Fall
07:30 PM Gary Hoey – with opener Jon Mulvey Trio - Intense blues guitar
Saturday, Aug 3
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Rummage Sale
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
08:00 AM Ebbetts Pass WOTM White Elephant sale
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Aug 4
All Day Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
07:00 PM Hank Williams Jr with Moonshine Bandits at Ironstone Amphitheatre Sunday, August 4, 2019

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park Was Filled on Discovery Day

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2019 04:21 PM
Arnold, CA...We stopped by Calaveras Big Trees State Park on Saturday Morning to see how Discovery Day was going. It was going well and the park was packed as the first line of business was to find a parking spot. All of the main lots were filled and there were two spots left when we arrived. So based on the lack of parking evidence we deduced that Discovery Day was a unqualified success.




















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Traffic Update....Overturned Injury Collision Near Woodham Carne Rd / Tuolumne Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2019 03:11 PM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update....Overturned Injury Collision Near Woodham Carne Rd / Tuolumne Rd


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Two Marijuana Grows Eradicated on July 17 in Mountain Ranch Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2019 01:11 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...On July 17, 2019, members of the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team served a search warrant for illegal marijuana cultivation at a residence in the 300 block of De Moss Lane, Mountain Ranch. Investigators found an illegal outdoor marijuana growing operation and seized 1,074 marijuana plants. The suspects were not at the location at the time of the warrant; however, evidence seized from the scene is still being examined the investigation is ongoing.



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Murphys Suites Hosted The Calaveras Chamber Mixer on Thursday

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2019 10:59 AM
Murphys, CA...The Monthly Business Roadshow that is the Monthly Chamber Mixers rolled into the beautiful Murphys Suites on Thursday Evening. The even was held out by the pool which is even equipped to handle guests with mobility challenges. A few photos from the event are below...









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Murphys Classic Car Nights are 3rd Thursday at Murphys Historic Hotel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2019 10:23 AM
Murphys, CA...The 3rd Thursday of the Month at the Murphys Historic Hotel from April thru September 5-9 pm. Bring Your Classic Car and Enjoy a Relaxing Evening of DJ Music & Local Fun – All Makes & Model Classic Cars Welcome – Food & Drink Available – Money Raffles & Much More. FREE event, everyone welcome! Call 209-728-3444 for more information. The photos below are from last Thursday. Click on a photo for larger versions.


















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Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2019 06:40 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 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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The 2019 Arnold Classic Car Show Video

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2019 08:26 PM
Arnold, CA...The White Pines Park was filled with Rolling Art again this year. This was the second year in their new location after outgrowing their Cedar Center location. The show has something for everyone. Hot Rods, Classics, Military, Sports Cars, Blown Hydros, Motorcycles & much more. We tried to get at least one shot of every entrant and will start sorting photos tonight. In the meantime we do have the video portion of our coverage is finished. It is below and photos will be added tomorrow....

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Traffic Update....Possible DUI Collision Near Ridge Rd / New York Ranch Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2019 03:47 PM
Jackson, CA...Traffic Update....Possible DUI Collision Near Ridge Rd / New York Ranch Rd


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Arnold Ace Home Center's Big "Buy One of These & Get One of Those" Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2019 10:23 AM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Home Center's Big "Buy One of These & Get One of Those" Sale. Click Below for Full Sized Images.




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Traffic Update....Tree Down Blocking Roadway on Ferretti Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2019 10:20 AM
Groveland, CA...Traffic Update....Tree Down Blocking Roadway on Ferretti Road.


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Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2019 07:58 AM
Vallecito, CA...Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday All Summer Long.  Come join us July 21st we are open 11-5 music by Durt Cheap from 1-4.  Mimosas for purchase Bring a picnic and your friends.

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Traffic Update...Injury Vehicle vs Bear Collision near Red Corral Rd / Alaire Ln

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 10:49 PM
Jackson, CA....Traffic Update...Injury Vehicle vs Bear Collision near Red Corral Rd / Alaire Ln


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Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Celebration Friday August 9th, 2019

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 07:29 PM
Sonora, CA...The Stanislaus National Forest is having a party for Smokey Bear! Come on down and join the Stanislaus National Forest, along with CAL-FIRE, Tuolumne County Fire, local Law Enforcement and EMS for Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday celebration. A special story time presenting “The True Story of Smokey Bear” and birthday card making will begin at 10 a.m. at the Tuolumne County Library located at 480 Greenley Road, Sonora CA 95370. The party and public safety event will be held at the Heaven for Kids

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Trump Administration Agrees to Pay Fire Fighting Costs

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 07:22 PM
Washington, DC...The Trump Administration ended a long dispute with the State of California of the terms of the U.S. Forest Service’s reimbursement to state firefighting agencies for their assistance during the 2018 wildfire suppression efforts on federal lands. The U.S. Forest Service was disputing portions of a $72 million reimbursement owed to California according to the California Fire Assistance Agreement (CFAA).

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Traffic Update....Solo Motorcycle Fatality Near Beasore Rd / Road 274

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 06:04 PM
Oakhurst, CA...Traffic Update....Solo Motorcycle Fatality Near Beasore Rd / Road 274


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Traffic Update....Overturned ATV Injury Near Sr4 / Forest Rte-7n23

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 05:55 PM
Arnold, CA...Traffic Update....Overturned ATV Injury Near Sr4 / Forest Rte-7n23. Please use caution for emergency vehicles in the area...


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"Super Diamond" Tribute to Neil Diamond Tonight at Bear Valley Music Festival

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 04:40 PM
Bear Valley, CA...With 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, Neil Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. On the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, he has had ten No. 1 singles: “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Longfellow Serenade,” “I’ve Been This Way Before,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “Desiree,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “America,” “Yesterday’s Songs,” and “Heartlight.” And now, Super Diamond brings this American legend’s greatest hits to Bear Valley.



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Big Band Street Dance July 20 at 6:00 pm in Columbia State Historic Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 04:26 PM
Columbia, CA...Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the music at the Big Band Street Dance! Come in your everyday wear or get in the mood and dress in 1940s clothing. Prizes are awarded for best ‘40s outfits, best dancing couples, and much more. As locals will tell you, it’s one of the most popular events in Tuolumne County.

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Meet Sapphire the Calaveras County Animal Services Shelter Pet of the Week (Update...Congratulations Sapphire on a New Home!!)

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 03:17 PM
San Andreas, CA...Meet Sapphire, a Border Collie/Husky mix estimated to be about two years of age. An affectionate dog with excellent leash manners, Sapphire is calm and eager to please. Every dog she meets whether male or female is a new friend to be made. She also adores being petted. Sapphire’s absolute favorite activity, though, is to play with water from a hose. We can easily envision her romping with her special person or family by a backyard pool and being part of summer barbeque fun. This sensitive girl would likely do best in a home with lots of attention where she can feel she truly belongs. Sapphire may also be housebroken as she keeps her kennel clean.

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Modesto Man Arrested on DUI & Other Charges after Early Morning High Speed Chase

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 10:22 AM
Jamestown, CA...On July 19, 2019, at approximately 2:30am, CHP officers were advised to be on the look-out for a white Chevrolet Camaro that was driving recklessly on eastbound State Route 108 at the Yosemite Junction. Approximately 10 minutes later, a CHP unit located the vehicle traveling northbound on State Route 49 near Fifth Avenue at a high rate of speed. The CHP unit attempted to make an enforcement stop on the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro that was being driven by Jose Miguel Lopez, a 28-year-old male out of Modesto. Mr. Lopez failed to comply and accelerated to speeds over 100 miles per hour.

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A Dispute Between Neighbors Ends with a BB Gun Shooting & Arrest

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 10:21 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Tuolumne Sheriff's Office..."On Wednesday morning, our office received a 911 call from a man reporting his neighbor had shot him in the face with a BB gun. Deputies and medical personnel responded to the man’s home on Columbia River Dr. in Sonora and learned that 62-year-old Ronald Easton shot at his neighbor twice, striking him once above his eye. Easton admitted the two men have had conflicts in the past and he shot him with a BB gun. The victim was transported to Adventist Health for treatment where he suffered a sinus fracture.

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Metro Rouge Cabaret & Variety Show at the Metropolitan

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 09:08 AM
San Andreas, CA...Cabaret style burlesque variety show at the Metropolitan. Featuring local talent in exciting ensemble numbers. $15 cover charge at the door. Food and beverages will be available. 18 and over only due to slightly mature content. 7:00 pm. Please call or visit website for more information.


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The 2019 Brice Station Hilltop Concert Series Continues On Tonight with "Birds of Chicago"

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 08:38 AM
Nurphys, CA...Brice Station Hilltop Concert Series returns for it's 2019 season! We are excited to welcome Birds of Chicago back to Brice Station… for their third show! “Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012. For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows. In 2018 the Birds will be bringing American Flowers and Love in Wartime to a town near you. Rock and Roll will save our souls. Or, it’s got as good a chance as anything.” 2019 Hilltop Season Pass Tickets offer you admission to all concerts. Birds of Chicago will be returning for their third concert at Brice with their original, sweet, unique tunes, as well as Poor Man's Whiskey with their wild psychedelic outlaw country. We will also see some familiar local faces and a few new acts such as Rose’s Pawn Shop for 4th of July weekend. Check out our NEW Hilltop Season Pass and our Labor Day Weekend Special! Tickets are available NOW at tickets.bricestation.com - get yours early!









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"Hired Gunn" Rocks Day on the Green at Camp Connell's Beer Garden at Camp Connell General Store

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 08:10 AM
Camp Connell, CA...Saturday night concert series on the lawn. Spacious beer garden in the pines with fire pits, craft ales, and fine wine! Family and pet friendly. Today at 6:30 PM – 10 PM, Camp Connell General Store, 4036 Old Highway 4, Camp Connell.


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"I went into a General Store, they wouldn't let me buy anything specific..." Comedian Steven Wright
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July 20th is Discovery Day at Big Trees State Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 07:58 AM
Arnold, CA...Discovery Day – History Comes Alive. A day to celebrate the discovery of the big trees ~ Discover the Big Trees from 1852-1900 through reenactments, an 1800’s encampment, demonstrations, games and story-telling. Below are a few photos from our archive from 2006 to set the table and maybe take you back in time just a bit...







There is a day-use fee to enter the Park. Pack a lunch, bring the family and plan on spending the day among the Giant Sequoias. For more information call Calaveras Big Trees Association at (209)795-1196.

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The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 07:18 AM
Arnold, CA...Sequoia Woods Country Club has a complete summer music schedule to keep you entertained all summer long.  Sequoia Woods Country Club is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains, roughly between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 4000 feet. The club house is open to the public, with a bar and lounge, dining room and seasonal deli. The beautiful setting can be enjoyed from indoors or outside on the deck, with a view down the main tree-lined golf fairway.


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The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series....Tonight The High Energy Sounds of "Blow Daddy"

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 07:18 AM
Arnold, CA...The Bistro Espresso Summer Concert Series will bring music to Cedar Center all summer long. The Bistro serves fresh, made-to-order American cuisine. We serve fair trade, organic espresso and coffee, a variety of beers and wines.

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Arnold Ace Home Center's Big "Buy One of These & Get One of Those" Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 07:17 AM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Home Center's Big "Buy One of These & Get One of Those" Sale. Click Below for Full Sized Images.



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The 15th Annual Arnold Classic Car Show "Thunder at the Lake" is July 20th (Preview Photos & Video f

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 07:17 AM
Arnold, CA...The 15th Annual Arnold Classic Car Show "Thunder at the Lake" is July 20th from 10am to 4pm at Beautiful White Pines Park & Lake. Classics, Hot Rods, Customs, Motorcycles, 4x4s & More! The new and expanded location is just down Blagen Road from Hwy 4. Don't miss it!! The event is presented by the White Pines Park Committee, Arnold Auto Supply & High Country Spa & Stove. We have a photos & video from last year to whet your appetite. If you click one of the photos you will be taken to a post with a full slide show of the rolling art that was on display last year.












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Celebrate Murphys Homecoming Weekend! Something for Everyone July 19 - 21!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 07:16 AM
Murphys, CA...There will be something entertaining for each and every member of the family during the multi-faceted Murphys Homecoming Weekend stretching from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21 in and around the cool environs of the Murphys Community Park. The park activities will include the Murphys Old Timers Museum’s 70th Birthday Celebration on Friday, the traditional Murphys Homecoming on Saturday, and the Murphys School of Music’s Music Fest on Sunday. At each event there will be food, wine, beer and other drinks for sale. The park’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license prohibits the bringing of wine, beer or liquor into the park at any of the events. Friends and neighbors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a series of small town America gatherings.







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Middleton's Gold Crown Hallmark Celebrates The 2019 Keepsake Ornament Premiere!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2019 07:16 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The Big Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Event kicks off this weekend at Middleton's Hallmark. They are even open this Sunday for your shopping pleasure. This is where holiday magic begins! Shop over 250 new ornaments available for the very first time, get the best Bonus Points and offers of the year, and much more. The Ornament Premier runs July 13-21 with a special kick off weekend July 13 & 14!



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(Special Concert Schedule) The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 07:10 PM
Murphys, CA...The Hopper Will Connect You to Calaveras’ Wine Country Angels Camp • Murphys • Arnold. Runs hourly from 10 AM to 7 PM, every Saturday from February 16 to November 2, 2019. Visit www.CalaverasConnect.org or call 209-754-4450 for complete schedule information Scheduled stops are shown on the map. You can also flag the bus down anywhere along the route that it is safe to stop. Or call us to request a pickup within ¾ mile of the route (limitations apply). Fare: $3.00 $1.50 for 65+, Veterans and persons with disabilities $.50 Youth ages 7-12 Children 6 and under free with fare-paying adult. Pay with exact cash or download the Token Transit app to pay with your Smartphone.


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Billy Idol Bring His "Rebel Yell" & Pioneering Punk to Ironstone July 20th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 06:15 PM
Murphys, CA...Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top forty singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K. including “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” and “Cradle Of Love.”

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Bear Valley Music Festival Returns for 51st Year July 19 - August 4!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 12:57 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Celebrating the start of its second half-century in the High Sierra, the Bear Valley Music Festival begins on Friday, July 19 and runs through Sunday, August 4, 2019 with a total of 14 concerts including a special free family matinee on Saturday, July 27. The festival showcases a wide selection of artists and genres including rock, classical, Broadway and jazz.


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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 09:56 PM
Arnold, CA…The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm. Tonight, Bear Valley Music Festival, Billy Idol, Birds of Chicago, Thunder at the Lake Car Show, Big Trees State Park, Murphys Homecoming & Much, Much more…

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Moderate & Minor Injuries in Hwy 120 Traffic Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 06:40 PM
Sonora, CA...On July 18, 2019, at approximately 4:30 pm, Violet Auxildadora Baker, a 78-year-old female out of Sonora, was driving her 2006 Ford Escape eastbound on State Route 120, east of La Grange Road at approximately 55 miles per hour. At that same time, Seth Michael Smith, a 38-year-old male out of Oakdale, was driving his 2011 Chevrolet pickup westbound on State Route 120, east of La Grange Road at approximately 55 miles per hour. For an unknown reason, Ms. Baker allowed her vehicle to drift over the double yellow lines into the westbound lane directly in front of Mr. Smith’s vehicle.

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Bear Valley Music Festival Kicks Off Their 51st Year Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 05:51 PM
Bear Valley, CA...As we type this the people are starting to arrive to tonight's opening concert for the 51st year of the Bear Valley Music Festival. The Big Tent is up and ready to go. So as the temps start rise down the hill take advantage of the 20 to 25 degree change in the high county and come up and enjoy a concert.




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Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down on Leland Meadow Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 10:40 AM
Strawberry, CA....Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down on Leland Meadow Road


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Light Up Your Life With A Lamp from Habitat for Humanity's ReStore!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 10:09 AM
San Andreas, CA...Habitat Calaveras ReStore is a unique nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center. We sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, building material and home accessories at a fraction of the retail price. Our inventory is always changing, so COME BUY OFTEN! All proceeds from our ReStore are used toward furthering our mission to build and repair homes, communities and hope.

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Before We Landed on the Moon it Started with President Kennedy's Speech at Rice University September 12, 1962

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 09:45 AM
Houston, TX...Before we landed on the Moon it started with the goal. The goal also had a timeline. President Kennedy's full speech follows. "President Pitzer, Mr. Vice President, Governor, Congressman Thomas, Senator Wiley, and Congressman Miller, Mr. Webb, Mr. Bell, scientists, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen: I appreciate your president having made me an honorary visiting professor, and I will assure you that my first lecture will be very brief. I am delighted to be here, and I'm particularly delighted to be here on this occasion.

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Calaveras County Purchasing Agent will Receive Bids for Tree Removal Services

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 08:17 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Purchasing Agent will receive bids for: Tree Removal Services Administrative Office/Office of Emergency Services BID No. 19-1000-08-968 Tree Mortality Program Project #24

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Calaveras County Purchasing Agent will receive bids for: 2019 Winter Storm Debris Removal

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 07:23 AM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Purchasing Agent will receive bids for: 2019 Winter Storm Debris Removal Services for Independence Road Department of Public Works RFP No. 19-0980-04-912. Invitation to Bid may be obtained from the Calaveras County Administrative Office, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249, or from Public Purchase at: https://www.publicpurchase.com/gems/calaverasco,ca/buyer/public/home

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 07:03 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 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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Arnold Ace Home Center's Big "Buy One of These & Get One of Those" Sale

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/19/2019 12:18 AM
Arnold, CA...Arnold Ace Home Center's Big "Buy One of These & Get One of Those" Sale. Click Below for Full Sized Images.




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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2019 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Traffic Update....Overturned Toyota Near SR88 / Eggiman Ln

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2019 08:40 PM
Jackson, CA...Traffic Update....Overturned Toyota Near SR88 / Eggiman Ln


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Unpleasantness Led to Injuries at Pleasant Valley State Prison

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2019 08:34 PM
Coalinga, CA...Officials started an investigation of an incident that occurred today at around 9:40 a.m. when approximately 41 inmates were involved in a riot on the Facility B recreation yard at Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP). The incident began when three inmates started attacking one inmate and it escalated into a riot.

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Traffic Update...Brush Fire Off of Hwy 88 in Ione Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2019 08:21 PM
Ione, CA...Traffic Update...Brush Fire Off of Hwy 88 in Ione Area. Please use caution in the area...


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Thomas Karl Standen III Receives the 2018 Barry Hance Memorial Award at Yosemite National Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2019 08:19 PM
Yosemite, CA...Yosemite National Park is proud to announce that Thomas (Tom) Karl Standen III is the recipient of the 2018 Barry Hance Memorial Award. This ceremony was attended by approximately 400 Yosemite National Park employees, retirees, volunteers, and park partners including several past Barry Hance Memorial Award recipients.

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Your Invited to National Night Out in Tuolumne County

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2019 08:06 PM
Jamestown, CA...National Night Out is taking place this year on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Railtown in Jamestown. Meet with local law enforcement officers from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, Tuolumne County Animal Control, California State Park, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Yosemite National Park and representatives from the District Attorney’s Office and Victim Witness.

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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 05/10/2019 10:39 AM 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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