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PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7... Elevated Evening News™ Replay Streaming Now & Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Be Live at 7am

Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2017 10:33 AM
Arnold, CA...PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7...Mornings with the One Percent™ Replay Streaming Now & Elevated Evening News™ Will Be Live at 10pm PineTree.tv is a new streaming TV Channel for Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine & Amador Counties. We are starting with 4 hours of live and 4 hours of same day replay programming each weekday. Each weekday will start with Mornings with the One Percent™ and finishing up with The Elevated Evening News™ at 10pm. We are also committed to and put this infrastructure in place to go live when events dictate. We will be digging into our thousands of hours video and showcasing some current, and classic event coverage & programs. These will include Parades, Pageants, Frog Jumps, Ironstone Concours d Elegance Awards Programs, Veterans Programs, Grape Stomps & more will be featured in our first week.



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Calaveras County Teacher Strike 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 08:07 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Calaveras County Teacher Strike 2017

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Chances of Rain & Snow Tonight. Clearing For The Weekend

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 06:20 PM
Arnold, CA...The National Weather Service says we will get our first typical winter low pressure of the season tonight along the West Slope of the Northern Sierra Nevada Tonight At lower elevations, rain showers. At higher elevations, rain showers until early morning, then heavy rain and snow showers late in the night. Windy, colder. Lows 23 to 38 higher elevations...35 to 45 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...up to 3 inches higher elevations. Snow level above 8000 feet after midnight. Prevailing southwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 55 mph...except southwest 25 to 50 mph with gusts to around 65 mph over ridges. Friday Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. At lower elevations, a chance of rain showers. At higher elevations, a chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 32 to 47 higher elevations...44 to 56 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...up to 1 inch higher elevations. Snow level 5000 feet increasing to 6000 feet in the afternoon. Prevailing southwest winds up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph decreasing to 25 mph in the afternoon. Over ridges...prevailing southwest winds 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

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‘Mammo-GLAM’ – ‘Girls-Night-Out’ with a Serious Purpose

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 05:33 PM
San Andreas, CA...Two “Mammo-GLAM” events marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October give local women the opportunity to overcome fear of a critical health screening by surrounding it with some quality girlfriend time. Think of it as “girls-night-out” with a serious purpose – helping women overcome mammogram fears and shape a healthy future. Oct. 10 and Oct. 26 are the dates for these unique gatherings at Mark Twain Medical Center.


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Town Hall Meeting in Murphys

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 04:35 PM
Murphys, CA...Tonight at 6:30pm Calaveras County Supervisor Michael Oliviera & Panning Commissioner Lisa Muetterties will be answering questions on the state of things in Calaveras County and District 3. The Meeting will be held at the Murphys Fire Protection District at 34 Jones Street. It is sponsored by the Murphys Community Club.

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Caltrans to Host a Public Meeting about Potential Safety and Mobility Project in Groveland

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 04:24 PM
Groveland, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is hosting a public meeting to discuss a potential project that would improve safety and efficiency for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in the town of Groveland. This project, which would stretch 1.2 miles along State Route 120 from Ponderosa Lane to the Tenaya Elementary School, would widen existing pavement to allow the installment of bike lanes and new sidewalks, new crosswalks and curb ramps.The effort would also improve and close gaps for pedestrian pathways within the project limits.

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Due to Teachers Strike all Calaveras Unified Schools to Remain Closed on Friday

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 04:13 PM
San Andreas, CA...Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding available teaching and support staff due to the teachers strike, and the resulting inability to secure sufficient staffing to operate safe, secure and productive schools, all CUSD schools will be closed on Friday. We are working to determine who will be reporting to their assigned positions and what degree of substitute staff we can secure in order to resume operations on Monday.

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Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders & Chief of Staff John F. Kelly

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 03:52 PM
Washington, DC...Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders & Chief of Staff John F. Kelly

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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Though October 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 03:40 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Though October 24th


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Winter Weather Advisory from 11pm Tonight till 11am Friday. 3-6 Inches of Snow in High Country

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 02:24 PM
Sacramento, CA...A cool weather system will bring early season snow to the Northern Sierra this evening through Friday morning. Snow levels are expected to begin high Thursday evening then drop rapidly to around 5000 to 5500 feet by Friday morning. There could be 3 to 6 inches of snow along Interstate 80 above 6500 feet...impacting areas near Donner pass. Motorists traveling over mountain passes should be prepared for slick roads. Winds gusting to 65 mph over mountain ridges could cause problems for high profile vehicles and when combined with snow could bring poor visibility.

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The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce October Mixer

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 02:00 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce October Mixer


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31 Camping Tricks by Nifty Outdoors

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Remarks by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World”

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 12:43 PM
New York NY...Transcript of remarks from October 19, 2017 at the "Spirit of Liberty: At Home, in the World," the Bush Institute’s national forum on freedom, free markets, and security. From Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. "Thank you all. Thank you. Ok, Padilla gracias. So, I painted Ramon. I wish you were still standing here. It’s a face only a mother could love – no, it’s a fabulous face. (Laughter.) I love you Ramon, thank you very much for being here. And, Grace Jo thank you for your testimony. And, big Tim. I got to know Tim as a result of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the Bush Center along with the Clinton Foundation, with help from 41 and LBJ’s libraries.


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Get Ready For Winter With Abbott's Snow Removal

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 12:14 PM
Get Ready For Winter With Abbott's Snow Removal

Statewide Fire Summary, Fatalities Holding at 42, 245,000 Acres, 6,900 Structures Destroyed, 15,000 Remain Evacuated

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 12:02 PM

Sacramento, CA...Over 10,000 firefighters continue making progress on 9 large wildfires burning across California. Yesterday, cooler temperatures and higher humidity aided firefighters in their efforts and allowed for additional evacuations to be lifted. Just over 15,000 people remain evacuated by the fires. As the damage assessment continues latest estimates now put the destruction at an estimated 6,900 structures.   Overall weather conditions in Northern California will remain cooler as a light storm system moves into the region bringing rain in some areas in the late hours and overnight. A Red Flag Warning is in effect to the Tahoe Basin and the Eastern Sierra for gusty winds and low humidity. Gusts up to 50mph are possible.  Since the start of the October Fire Siege on Sunday, October 8, CAL FIRE has responded to 250 new wildfires. At the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major wildfires that, in total, have burned over 245,000 acres, 11,000 firefighters battled the destructive fires that at one time forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an estimated 6,900 structures, and sadly, took the lives of 42 people.



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Mark Twain Medical Center Says Thank You To Their Teddy Bear Clinic Partners

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 11:07 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center Says Thank You To Their Teddy Bear Clinic Partners

Schools Forced to Close as Calaveras Teachers Strike

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 10:59 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras teachers are on strike today after late night talks failed to settle a fair contract for teachers. The 138 teachers in the Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) will be picketing at eight locations. Superintendent Mark Campbell was forced to close schools for today, despite claiming last week that the district was prepared for a strike. The two sides met for five hours yesterday and last night. Teachers thought they had a deal until School Board member Sherri Reusche reneged on a verbal commitment to support the teachers’ concept for settlement.

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Caltrans Scheduled to Close Sierra Passes in Advance of Approaching Storm

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 10:08 AM
Arnold, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is scheduled to close State Routes 4, 108 and 120 in the Sierra Nevada today, Thursday, October 19th, due to incoming inclement weather. The closures will be as follows:

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Traffic Update...Collision on Hwy 108 near Woods Creek

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 09:32 AM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting possible injury collision on Hwy 108 near Woods Creek Mobile Home Park. Lanes are blocked and please caution in the area....

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Traffic Update....Head on Collision Hwy 4 near Darby Russell (Update...Minor Injury)

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 09:29 AM
Murphys, CA...CHP is reporting a head on collision on Hwy near Darby Russell Road. Lanes are blocked & please use caution in the area...

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Railtown 1897 to Honor Military Veterans with Complimentary Train Rides and Park Admission on Veterans Day

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 09:17 AM
Jamestown, CA...To honor their service and celebrate the patriotic holiday, California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to offer veterans and active military personnel with complimentary excursion train rides plus complimentary Park admission on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Veteran and active military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms with pride while enjoying a special excursion train ride behind diesel locomotive No. 1265, a 1952 former Army diesel which last served at the Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant. The special diesel locomotive will be operated by a number of crew members who are also military veterans. Excursion train rides are available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on this special day, delighting visitors from near and far during a six-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad” while passing through California’s scenic Gold Country. All train ride tickets on Veterans Day are first-come, first-served.

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Preserving the Beauty and Ecology of our Land and Water from Marijuana Cultivation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Foothills ~ Supervisor Dennis Mills

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 09:00 AM
San Andreas, CA...If you were following the Calaveras Supervisors meeting yesterday you no doubt heard the presentation of a study from District 4 Supervisor Dennis Mills. The following is a summary from the website silentpoison.com ..."This research study was created with the input of dedicated public servants and the public itself. It is not new information but simply a summary of information available to policy makers, the media and the public.

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Jobless Claims Lowest Since March 31, 1973

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 08:36 AM
Washington, DC...In the week ending October 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 222,000, a decrease of 22,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 31, 1973 when it was 222,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 243,000 to 244,000. The 4-week moving average was 248,250, a decrease of 9,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 257,500 to 257,750. Claims taking procedures continue to be severely disrupted in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as a result of power outages and infrastructure damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Traffic Update....Collision on Hwy 12 Between Toyon & Valley Springs

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 08:25 AM
Valley Springs, CA....CHP...is reporting a collision blocking lanes between Toyon Middle School & Valley Springs.
Please use caution in the area....

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am...New Stories Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 07:07 AM
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Yosemite National Park Identifies Remains of Missing Sailor Alexander Sevier

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 06:56 AM
Yosemite, CA...Yosemite National Park Rangers have positively identified the remains of Alexander Joseph Sevier, a visitor who was last seen in Yosemite Valley on May 3, 2017. Sevier, a member of the U.S. Navy was staying in Housekeeping Camp and was witnessed going out on day hikes each day during his visit. When he was reported missing, Park Rangers, with the aid of search dogs and a CHP helicopter, launched an extensive search looking for him. The search has been ongoing.

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Improvements Underway along Northside Drive and Camp 4 Campground in Yosemite

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 06:55 AM
Yosemite, CA...Yosemite National Park is working to implement several roadway and campground improvements within Yosemite Valley. Extensive work is being conducted on Northside Drive, the road leading from Yosemite Village to Yosemite Falls and toward the park exits. Significant work is also being conducted at Camp 4, a popular campground in Yosemite Valley. The current work is expected to be completed by this winter, and complements the work that was completed earlier this summer.

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FBI's Operation Cross Country XI Leads to Recovery of 84 Minors

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 06:34 AM
Washington, DC...The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), announced today that 84 minors were recovered and 120 traffickers were arrested as part of Operation Cross Country XI, a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 12-15, 2017.

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The Mark Twain Wild West Fest, All Day Street Fair on October 21st.

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 07:55 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Mark Twain Wild West Fest has been announced for Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm, on Main Street in historic downtown Angels Camp. The whimsical Mark Twain Wild West Fest promises to be a living interpretation and celebration of the 19th Century Wild West Gold Rush-era of the Sierra Nevada Mother Lode. Featured are three stages of non-stop music, comedy and entertainment; roving street performers, magicians, jugglers, musicians, honky-tonk piano players and dance hall girls; beer, wine and food; as well as villains and damsels in distress; gold miners, their encampment and gold panning demonstrations; a flapjack breakfast; over 80 street vendors of all descriptions including arts and crafts. Admission and parking are FREE all day.

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Striking Teachers Forcing All CUSD Schools to Close Thursday & Probably Friday

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 11:32 PM
San Andreas, CA...Update on Calaveras Unified Negotiations (CUSD and CUEA-Teachers) and the Teachers Strike. District officials and teacher leaders engaged in informal negotiations late into Wednesday night, yet were unable to reach a resolution to the contract negotiations. CUSD Teachers, as communicated on Tuesday, plan to start their official strike on Thursday, October 19. The length of the strike has yet to be communicated.

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Ford Issues Safety Recall for 2015-17 F-150 AND 2017 Super Duty Vehicles

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 10:23 PM
Dearborn, MI...Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall in North America. Details are as follows: Certain 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty vehicles. Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America to add a water shield to side door latches. In affected vehicles, a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable may result in a door that will not open or will not close condition. Should a customer be able to open and close the door with these conditions, the door may appear closed, but the latch may not fully engage the door striker with the potential that the door could open while driving, increasing the risk of injury.

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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle on Shake Ridge Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 08:31 PM
Volcano, CA...CHP is reporting a possible injury overturned vehicle collision on Shake Ridge Road. Please use caution in the area....

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Some CCWD Customers in Arnold May Experience Water Discoloration

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 07:09 PM
Arnold, CA...Water service was restored to customers in Arnold at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday October 18, after CCWD crews completed work on a portion of the new Reach 3A Pipeline in White Pines. Some customers experienced low water pressure while the work was taking place, beginning at 5 a.m.

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Mark Borchin, Picture of Health Wary of Stress ~ Men's Health Feature from Sandie Lema

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 04:31 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Mark Borchin of Mokelumne Hill is the picture of health – blessed with low blood pressure and high metabolism. To keep it that way he is an active runner, plays basketball every week and hikes with his wife. But, he is always aware that stress looms as a big health threat. Mark is sharing his personal experience as a spokesperson for the local “Tackle Your Health” awareness campaign during Men’s Health Month in November. This public education effort is co-sponsored by Mark Twain Medical Center and the Mark Twain Health Care District.

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Great Fall Savings From Arnold Ace Home Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 02:47 PM
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Gary Olson Named October 2017 Mentor of the Month

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 02:12 PM
Murphys, CA...The Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program is pleased to announce Murphys resident Gary Olson as the October 2017 Mentor of the Month. Gary has been matched with his mentee Jacob for just over two years. “Gary is a steadfast and passionate supporter of the Mentoring Program and has always been very modest about the value of his contributions. We are very lucky to have him in our program,” said Katie Lackler, Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program coordinator for the Calaveras County Office of Education.

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Charli Jo Zumbach Says Thank You!!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 01:23 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Wow it was a year October 15th that I got a second chance, my name is Charli Jo Zumbach and a lot of you know at 6 months of age I underwent a liver transplant at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. My doctors are happy with my progress and I went from taking 11 meds. to just 2! I'm a healthy energetic 18 month girl that keep my mommy and daddy busy.


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Commission on Aging Recognizes 2017 Senior Volunteers

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 01:07 PM
San Andreas, CA...On October 11, 2017, the Calaveras County Commission on Aging celebrated the annual selection of the Senior Volunteer of the Year with four top awards on behalf of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors. Lifetime of the Year award was presented to King McPherson of Murphys, Senior Volunteer Man of the Year was Al Duncan of Valley Springs (picture attached), Senior Volunteer Woman of the Year was Sue Friedman of Murphys (picture attached) and Senior Team Volunteers were Becky and Tom Hall of Mountain Ranch. Each of the winners were nominated by another community member, who had glowing reports of the countless hours each nominee had contributed in a volunteer capacity, working unpaid under all kinds of obstacles and schedules. Two County Supervisors, Gary Tofenelli, District 1 and Mike Oliveira, District 3 were present at the luncheon to award the Certificates of Appreciation to the honorees.


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Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Grocery Ad & Weekly Specials Through October 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 12:54 PM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7331 Or You may call your order in to 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order in to 209.728.3402 ext 305. Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local

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Sheriff DiBasilio Obtains New Equipment for the SO

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 11:52 AM
San Andreas, CA...The sheriff and the sheriff’s office administrative team continue to work to solve outdated equipment conditions. A purchase last week totaling $11,937.61 included 6 bulletproof vests, 30 rapid containment batons with holsters along with various holsters for pistols and radios. The batons finish out updating the patrol and corrections divisions with batons. Last year Friends of the Calaveras Sheriff’s Office (FOCSO) purchased 30 of the same batons with funds donated from the community.

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Wednesday Fire Summary, Fatalities Climb to 42, 210,000 Acres, 5,700 Structures Destroyed, 22,000 Remain Evacuated

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 08:43 AM
Sacramento, CA...Nearly 10,000 firefighters continue making progress on 13 large wildfires burning in the State that combined have burned over 210,000 acres. Cooler temperatures and increased humidity overnight have aided firefighters in their efforts. While many on the evacuation orders have been lifted in Northern California, over 22,000 people remain out of their homes due to the fires. The death toll increased to 42 late yesterday, after authorities located another victim of the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County.  Weather conditions this week will continue to help in the containment progress. In fact, light rain in Northern California is forecast for Thursday night.  Residents returning home are urged to be cautious as hazardous conditions may remain. Learn more tips on how to return home after a wildfire at www.fire.ca.gov.


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Collision on Hwy 132 Takes Life of Sarah Nicole Cahoon, 28 from Coulterville

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/18/2017 07:15 AM
Coulterville, CA...On October 17, 2017, at approximately 6:18 pm, 28 year old Coulterville resident, Sarah Cahoon, was driving a 2002 Mazda MPV, eastbound on State Route 132, west of Piney Creek Road, at an unknown speed. Cahoon allowed her vehicle to travel over the right shoulder and up an embankment south of the road edge. Cahoon's vehicle then overturned multiple times back onto the roadway. Cahoon was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle then rolled over Cahoon before it came to rest back on its wheels. Cahoon was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. 5 year old passenger, Michael Boesen, was also not wearing a seat belt and was thrown approximately 50 feet from the vehicle. Boesen was flown to UC Davis to be treated for major injuries. 9 year old passenger, Jasmin Povio, was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and only sustained minor injuries.

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am...Cannabis Meeting Streaming Now

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/12/2017 06:54 AM
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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 09:59 PM
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Traffic Update....Fatality on Hwy 132 Near Piney Creek

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 09:04 PM
Coulterville, CA...Earlier this evening that was an overturned vehicle fatality on Hwy 132 near Piney Creek. Another sad reminder of the dangers of our local roads.

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President Trump Gives Remarks to the Heritage Foundation's President's Club Meeting

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 08:17 PM
Washington, DC...President Trump Gives Remarks to the Heritage Foundation's President's Club Meeting

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Supervisors Meeting on Cannabis Ban or Heavy Regulation Continues Tomorrow

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 05:28 PM
San Andreas, CA...No decision yet and after an all day meeting to get through the public comments the board meeting will resume tomorrow morning at 9am. It was at times an entertaining reality show today with some tempers, quite a bit of erudite, well reasoned comment on both sides. Unfortunately there was also a bit of drama from the gallery and even from a couple of the board members before today's session ended. The Calaveras Cannabis show continues on tomorrow...




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Traffic Update...Foal in Roadway on Hwy 132

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 04:29 PM
La Grange, CA...Just after 2pm this afternoon a foal was reported in the roadway. Not something we see everyday.

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Major Injuries to Twain Harte Man in Hwy 108 Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 02:44 PM
Twain Harte, CA...On October 16, 2017, at approximately 1545 hours, P1 was traveling eastbound on State Route 108, east of Argyle Road at approximately 55 miles per hour. For an unknown reason, P1 allowed V1 to travel off the south roadway edge of State Route 108. As a result, the front of V1 collided into a tree. After the collision with the tree, V1 continued in a south easterly direction until it collided into a large boulder. After the collision with the boulder, V1 continued in a south easterly direction when it collided into a second tree. After the collision with the second tree, V1 rotated in a counter clockwise direction until it came to rest against a third tree.

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The 2017 Veterans Day Parade in Copperopolis

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2017 02:19 PM
Copperopolis, CA...Could you please post on your calendar and elsewhere our Veterans Day Parade which is sponsored by the VFW Post 12118 of Copperopolis. The parade is November 11, @ 11 am. Starting across the street from Copper Elementary School the parade proceeds down O'Byrnes Ferry Road ending at Reeds Turnpike. The Lions Club will be offering hot dogs, chips & drink afterward for a minimal donation. Our first responders will also be holding a community service day at the Copper Fire Station. Please come and join us.

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