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Friday, Apr 20
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 Murphys "Classic Car Night"
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM Sip N' Paint with Artist Mary Sexton
07:00 PM Bret Harte Drama Proudly Presents "The Addams Family Musical"!
Saturday, Apr 21
All Day Calaveras Airport Day 2018, Fly-In & Open House is April 21
08:00 AM CGMS Rock Tailgate Swap & Sale
10:00 AM Make Plans To Attend The Trout Spot's 3rd Annual Fly Fishing Open House on April 21st
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 SAVE THE DATE - Novelist, Robin Burcell
01:00 PM The Arnold Library Presents an Afternoon with Robin Burcell, Novelist & Clive Cussler Co-Author
03:00 PM Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train
04:00 PM New Artists Reception at Manzanita Arts Emporium
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
05:30 PM Casino Night Fundraiser
07:00 PM Bret Harte Drama Proudly Presents "The Addams Family Musical"!
Sunday, Apr 22
08:00 AM The Annual Erica Seawell and Sheriff Gary Kuntz Memorial Golf Tournament
08:00 AM Off The Beaten Path 10K/5K Run/Walk to Raise Funds for Mind Matters Clinic
10:00 AM Amador FlyFishers Hosting Free Fly Fishing Faire April 22
03:00 PM Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Monday, Apr 23
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Tuesday, Apr 24
12:00 PM Healthy Living Cooking Class Arnold Independence Hall
12:00 PM Healthy Living Cooking Class Arnold Independence Hall
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Wednesday, Apr 25
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Thursday, Apr 26
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
07:00 PM Calaveras High School Drama will be Presenting "Cinderella" April 26-29
Friday, Apr 27
10:00 AM Bret Harte Blood Drive
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 Murphys "Classic Car Night"
05:30 PM State of Jefferson Town Hall Meeting
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio Tasting Bar- Polish Feast
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio Tasting Bar- Polish Feast
06:00 PM Cooking Class at Marisolio-Polish Feast
07:00 PM Calaveras High School Drama will be Presenting "Cinderella" April 26-29
Saturday, Apr 28
08:00 AM Central Calaveras Fire Mud Run 5K
08:00 AM Off the Beaten Path 10K/5K Run/Walk Fundraiser for Mind Matters
10:00 AM The 2nd Annual Murphys Mutt March and the 1st Muttminster Dog Show
10:00 AM Can You Handle The Mud? The 2018 Stop Drop & Mud 5k is April 28th
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
02:00 PM "Voices of Wisdom" Book Launch
03:00 PM Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train
05:00 PM Bret Harte Leadership Fundraiser Dinner
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
05:00 PM Ladies Night Out Bingo Fundraiser to Benefit Bret Harte Grad Night!!!
07:00 PM Calaveras High School Drama will be Presenting "Cinderella" April 26-29
Sunday, Apr 29
10:00 AM The 2018 UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador Plant Sale
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
11:45 AM Humane Society of Tuolumne County's Tails of Two Kitties Spring Brunch
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
02:00 PM Calaveras High School Drama will be Presenting "Cinderella" April 26-29
03:00 PM Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Monday, Apr 30
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Tuesday, May 1
All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
06:00 PM Community Town Hall Meeting on Planned Development in Arnold
Wednesday, May 2
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All Day Murphys "Classic Car Night"
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Above & Beyond Travel Can Fulfill all Your Travel Dreams! 209.795.3226

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 02:39 PM
Arnold, CA...Paradises Waiting to be Explored! Whether you want to try surfing or take in a traditional Luau in Hawaii, explore the cultural riches and flavorful cuisine of Mexico or swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cay Atlantis, in the Bahamas - these tropical escapes all offer sun-drenched beaches, turquoise waters and nearly endless opportunities for adventure, relaxation and fun. These vacations to tropical paradises are available through Above & Beyond Travel Contact Maureen today at 209-795-3226 Exotic tropical island vacations, luxury and adventure cruises, romantic getaways, honeymoon packages, safaris, and tours. You need a vacation and we're here to help you find the perfect trip. We're looking forward to making your next trip a memorable and enjoyable one, so contact us today and get packing!




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Traffic Update....Vehicle 150ft off Roadway Near Hwy 26 & Jesus Maria

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 01:41 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle 150ft off Roadway Near Hwy 26 & Jesus Maria. Please use caution in the area...

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Sheriff Rick DiBasilio for Sheriff

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 11:16 AM

Frogs Start Their Goodwill Tour For 90th Birthday of Fair & Frog Jump

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 10:16 AM
Angels Camp, CA...(Frogtown, USA)...Jumping Frogs goodwill tour launches 90th Birthday Celebration. Calaveras County's Celebrated Jumping Frogs celebrate their 90th Birthday this year. They will soon launch their annual goodwill tour which builds excitement for the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. This year’s event is May 17-20 at Frogtown in Angels Camp.

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Brian Eugene Gillick 1959 - 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 10:06 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Brian Eugene Gillick, 59, passed away in his home on April 17, 2018. Born April 4, 1959 in Lodi, CA to Gordon and Bonnie Gillick. He was a father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. Brian’s family moved to Valley Springs when he was a toddler. His entire schooling was in Calaveras County. He graduated from Calaveras High School in 1977. He worked for Ron’s Exxon Station as a teenager. He got a job at Pacific Gas & Electric Company as a meter reader in 1979. Brian loved that 1 day a month he would go out by boat and read the meters at various islands on the delta. He moved from an outside job to working in the office in the mid 80’s. He held many supervisor positions and was a computer analyst at the end of his 39 years with the company.

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Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 09:53 AM
Jamestown, CA...Tickets on Sale Now for Two Weekends Only: April 21, 22, 28 & 29. With spring in full bloom, California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train. While the Park is open daily, special Wildflower Train Rides are available on two weekends – April 21, 22, 28 & 29 – and depart from the Depot promptly at 3 p.m. Prior to boarding the train, passengers will have the opportunity to learn about the wildflowers of California’s Sierra Nevada foothills with an informative naturalist presentation at 2:30 p.m.

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Petition for Recall of Supervisor Garamendi not Submitted

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 09:51 AM
San Andreas, Ca...The proponents of the recall of District 2 Supervisor, Jack Garamendi, did not file the petition by the 5 p.m. deadline on Thursday, April 19, 2018. If the proponents intend to pursue the recall process, it must be initiated once again by serving the officer sought for recall with a Notice of Intent, and filing the Notice of Intent and proof of service with the Elections Office. The State Procedures for Recalling State & Local Officials as well as the County Quick Reference Guide of the recall process can be found on the County Elections website at : http://elections.calaverasgov.us/Next-Election/Candidate-and-Measure-Guides.

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Michael Levalle Padgett 1946 - 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 09:46 AM
Arnold, CA...In the early hours of Thursday March 22, 2018, Arnold resident Michael “Mike” Padgett, age 71, passed away peacefully in Sonora, California, with loved ones at his side. Mike was born to Wayne Padgett and Dean Byrd in Hayward, California on June 24th 1946. Mike was raised with sister, Stephanie Padgett, and brother Ronny Byrd in Fremont California by his mother Dean Byrd and his stepfather William Byrd. He graduated from Irvington High School in Fremont California.

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Calaveras Airport Day 2018, Fly-In & Open House is April 21

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 09:25 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras Airport is hosting their annual Fly-In & Open House on Saturday April 21 from 8am to 5pm. In addition to many aircraft flying in there will be aircraft, classic cars, & RC airplanes on display. Lions Club will be serving a pancake breakfast and for lunch EAA chapter 484 will BBQ hamburgers & more. There will be music throughout the day by "The Calaveras Community Band" and "The Rusty Rockers". Airplane rides are offered to the public; $10 for children & $20 for adults. For more information contact Kathy Zancanella 209-736-2501 zancanellak@yahoo.com



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Traffic Update...VW Beetle Out of Gas in Blind Corner on Hwy 4

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 09:08 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Traffic Update...VW Beetle Out of Gas in Blind Corner on Hwy 4 near Poole Station. Please use caution in the area.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 07:01 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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Free Card Fridays Through July 27th at Middleton's Hallmark

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/20/2018 12:47 AM
Angels Camp, CA....Our new Just Because card line is now available in Hallmark Gold Crown Stores and to help make someone's day and spread more caring in the world...just because.  Follow our weekly Card Challenges and get a FREE Just Because card at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores every Friday starting April 20 through July 27 for all new and existing Hallmark Crown Rewards members.

Roberta Seeman 1937 - 2018..(Updated with Photo)

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 08:42 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels Camp resident Roberta Seeman passed away on April 11th in Stockton, CA. Roberta was born on March 15, 1937 in Angels Camp to the late Albert and Celia Beltramo. Roberta grew up and lived in the Purdyville residence that was home to three generations of Vico and Beltramos. Roberta graduated from Bret Harte High School in 1955, and had a 35 year career at Calaveras Cement where through a mutual friend she was introduced to her husband of 45 years Clyde Seeman.

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Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office on Deaths of Deputy Taylor Lindsey & Sergeant Noel Ramirez

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 11:13 PM
Trenton, FL...The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Bobby Schultz are mourning the loss of two of their family members, Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey, shot to death inside the Ace China restaurant in Trenton around 3:00pm this afternoon.

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Downed Tree Blocks Parrotts Ferry & Community Helps Open Roadway Back Up

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 10:57 PM
Columbia, CA...From the Sonora area CHP...."Approx 8:15 pm, we received a report of a tree down blocking Parrotts Ferry Road approximately one mile north of Marble Quarry Road. Upon arriving on scene, it was discovered that the tree was approximately 3 feet in diameter and was completely blocking the roadway. A passing lumberjack was quick to provide assistance, cutting the tree into large portions and dragging them out of the way. The good citizens of Tuolumne and Calaveras counties were quick to lend their assistance in removing large limbs from the road and raking and shoveling debris.




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Make Plans To Attend The Trout Spot's 3rd Annual Fly Fishing Open House on April 21st

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 10:19 PM
Arnold, CA...Come join us for a fun day of everything fly fishing at our 3rd annual fly fishing open house. From 10 am to 2 pm Saturday April 21st. Free Bar-B-Que Lunch, Door Prizes and Raffle, Meet our guides and instructor, Meet our local fly fishing club the Calaveras Fly Fishers, Casting & Tying Demos, Door prizes and Raffle items provide by, Adamsbuilt Fishing, Echo Fly Reels, Flymen Fishing Group, and many more...Kid Friendly!









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

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 10:00 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Traffic Update....Rollover Collision on Murphys Grade Road (Update Hit & Run With Injuries)

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 09:26 PM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a rollover collision off of Murphys Grade Road near Ranch Road with a possible ejection. Please use caution in the area...

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Angels Camp City Council Meeting Video for April 17th, 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 06:36 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Angels Camp City council was in action Tuesday night the agenda is enclosed if you want to follow along for a play by play.


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Traffic Update....Collision Near Ridge Rd / Ponderosa Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 04:03 PM
Pine Grove, CA...Traffic Update....Collision Near Ridge Rd / Ponderosa Way. Please use caution in the area...

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This Robot Can Build an IKEA Chair Faster Than You!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 03:53 PM
Washington, DC...Although artificial intelligence systems may be able to beat humans at board games, we still have the upper hand when it comes to complicated manual tasks. But now, scientists have created robots that can do something even most humans struggle with: Assemble an IKEA chair. Putting together a chair requires a combination of complex movements that, in turn, depends on such skills as vision, limb coordination, and the ability to control force. Until now, that was too much to ask of even a sophisticated robot. But researchers have finally broken the dexterity barrier by combining commercially available hardware, including 3D cameras and force sensors, to build two chair-building bots.

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Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Sr132 / Isabel Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 03:44 PM
Coulterville, CA...Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Sr132 / Isabel Way. Please use caution in the area...

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Interested In Purchasing A Home? Call Judy Today for a Personal Consultation!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 03:39 PM
Arnold, CA...Judy Bettencourt purchased a home in Blue Lake Springs in 2004 and decided to make it her full time residence in 2008. Judy has been helping clients with homeownership since 1998. Besides her desire to help people with their dream of home ownership, she has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys hiking and cross country skiing.

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California Labor Federation & Teachers Association Back Tom Pratt for State Senate

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 12:23 PM
Murphys, CA...Vallecito Union School Board Member, local businessman and community leader Tom Pratt announced today that he has earned the support of the California Labor Federation and the California Teachers Association in his campaign for the 8th Senate district. The California Labor Federation is composed of over 1200 unions, which represent over 2 million members in the manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other sectors.

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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through April 24

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 11:46 AM
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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Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Sierra Hills Market 209.728.3402, 117 Highway 4, Murphys. Lila and Sage Catering and Cakes 209.728.2604. Angels Food Market 209.736.4243. 396 North Main Street, Angels Camp. Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.

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Shop Local & Save During "Switchover" Time at SNAC

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 10:34 AM
Arnold, CA...Shop Local & Save During "Switchover" Time at SNAC

Help Fine Things Celebrate Their 20th Birthday on May 5th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 09:42 AM
Arnold, CA...Time to Celebrate!! Fine-Things will be 20 years old in May and we want you to help us celebrated like it's 1998! Saturday, May 5th from 10am to 6pm. Join us for morning mimosas's & afternoon BBQ, beer, wine, prizes, raffles & party!!

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Hey Good People!! Great Conditions for Closing Weekend at Bear Valley!! ~ Mattly Trent

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 09:27 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Hey Good People! Thursday is here and it looks like a 40% chance of snow today and 20% this evening. Less than an inch is expected as the system has very little moisture associated with it. Friday still looks to give way to sunshine and all through the weekend as the High on Saturday could reach 58F. Conditions a spring like and the groomers are awesome so, remember to ride safe, respect the Code and have a great time doing it. We're about "Pure Mtn Fun" so come check us out this Winter !!!!! stay tuned.....





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The April Chamber Mixer is Tonight at The Library

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 09:16 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce promotes local business, the county and our local economy. Shop Local! TThe April Chamber Mixer is Tonight at The Library from 5:30 PM - 7 PM. Calaveras County Library (San Andreas, CA) 1299 Gold Hunter Rd, San Andreas, California 95249



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Volunteers Plant the Seeds of Kindness at Mark Twain Medical Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 08:59 AM
San Andreas, CA...The month of April is dedicated to honoring all the volunteers in a community and encouraging volunteerism overall. Mark Twain Medical Center Foundation honored the hospital volunteers with an appreciation lunch on April 16th. With the theme “Volunteers Plant the Seeds of Kindness” the event highlighted their many hours spent spreading kindness throughout the hospital and family medical centers. The hospital benefits from 26 human volunteers and three pet volunteers who contributed a combined total of more than 5,100 hours of service annually.

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Students, Educators and Supporters to Take Part in National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 08:47 AM
Burlingame, CA...California Teachers Association members and leaders joined by elected officials and community supporters will take part in multiple statewide events on Friday, April 20, demanding that action be taken to end the school shootings that have been devastating American schools. The National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools, organized by the Network for Public Education, CTA and the National Education Association on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre, sends a strong, unified message to politicians urging them to take measures to address safety indefinitely.

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Subaru vs Home on Parrotts Ferry Leads to Arrest of Murphys Man

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 08:27 AM
Columbia, CA...On April 18, 2018, at approximately 8:55 pm, a 26 year old Murphys resident, was driving a 2007 Subaru Forester northbound on Parrotts Ferry Road, north of Porcina Way at approximately 30-35 MPH, while under the influence of alcohol. Due to his high level of alcohol intoxication, as he entered a right hand curve in the roadway, he allowed the Subaru to run off of the road, through a fence and collide with a residence at 23732 Parrotts Ferry Road. The Subaru overturned onto its right side. The driver stayed on scene and awaited CHP arrival. He was transported via ambulance to Adventist Health Sonora to be treated for minor injuries and was subsequently booked at the Tuolumne County Jail. The occupants at the residence were not harmed.

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Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 08:17 AM
Atlanta, GA...Eighteen more ill people have been added to the CDC investigation. Five more states have reported ill people: Alaska, Arizona, California, Louisiana, and Montana. Nine more hospitalizations have been reported, including two people who developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.  Highlights from the CDC...Information collected to date indicates that chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick.

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Make Plans For Mother's Day Brunch at Murphys Historic Hotel

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 07:48 AM
Murphys, CA...In continuous operation since 1856, the Murphys Historic Hotel is a quaint and charming piece of yesterday in the heart of the picturesque California Gold Rush town of Murphys in Calaveras County. This registered National Historic Landmark has hosted such notable historic figures as Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Susan B. Anthony, JP Morgan, John Wayne, Sunny Ficus, and Charles Bolton, a.k.a. Black Bart the “Gentleman Bandit.” Step into our parlor, and step back in time! Murphys Historic Hotel is the only hotel on historic Main Street and the only hotel in town providing a full service dining room and saloon seven days a week! If desired, guests may park their car for their entire stay, and walk the Main Street to shop and sample local wines from 24 tasting rooms. Over eight vineyards surround the town of Murphys. The Murphys Historic Hotel offers


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

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/19/2018 07:01 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 13th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference Presents An Evening with New York Times Best-Selling Author Karen Joy Fowler

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 11:28 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...The Gold Rush Writers’ Conference opens to the public its guest speaker event featuring Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times best-selling author of The Jane Austin Book Club. Fowler, the author of six novels and three short story collections has written literary, contemporary, historical, and science fiction. Her most recent novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, won the 2013 PEN/Faulkner, the California Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker. “It’s been years since I’ve felt so passionate about a book. When I finished at 3 a.m., I wept, then I woke up the next morning, reread the ending, and cried all over again.” says—Ruth Ozeki, author of My Year of Meats and A Tale for the Time Being. For more information on Karen Joy Fowler, see: http://karenjoyfowler.com/biography/ Join us for a special presentation by Karen Joy Fowler, where she will speak about: Coping with the Bleak, Bracing Inevitability of Rejection Presentation = $10 begins at 7:30 PM Dinner and Presentation = $35 begins at 6 PM

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 10:00 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Bret Harte Drama Proudly Presents "The Addams Family Musical"!

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 09:45 PM
Angels Camp, CA..."The Addams Family" features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he has never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's normal boyfriend and his parents.

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The Angels Murphys Rotary Club Students of the Month for April

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 07:01 PM
Murphys, CA…The Angels Murphys Rotary Club Students of the Month for April are Josh Girard and Leah Dempsey. Congratulations!!

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The Sanctuary Movement and the Doctrine of Nullification By Congressman Tom McClintock

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 06:22 PM
Washington, DC...The Doctrine of Nullification is the assertion that any state government which doesn’t like a federal law is free to violate it. It began with early disputes over the Alien and Sedition Acts and federal tariffs and formed the central legal argument the Southern Confederacy used in its attempt to tear the federal union apart. It ignores the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, the enumerated powers of Congress and the exclusive jurisdiction given the courts to adjudicate disputes involving the states.

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Calaveras High School Drama will be Presenting "Cinderella" April 26-29

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 05:56 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras High School Drama is delighted to present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," the first full-length musical to take the stage at the Calaveras Performing Arts Center in over three years. The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Jillian Zahniser appears as the title character, Jared Bisbikis is Prince Topher, Madalyn Myers is Crazy Marie, Brooke Wooldridge is Madame, Jacob Young is Sebastian, Madeleine Hedger is Charlotte, Amaya Halepota is Gabrielle, Jordan Hoyopatubbi is Jean-Michel, and Colton Minehart is Lord Pinkleton. The ensemble includes Anthony Barci, Macy Liotta, Talina Landry, Samantha Leach, Ramon Marquez, Kathryn Frazier, Cleo Osgood, Kyra Allemand, Timothy Kelly, Marco Ortega, and Irene Melendez. Ann Mazzaferro directs, with Mason Anderson as Stage Manager and Cyndie Klorer as Technical Director.


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President Trump Hosts a Joint Press Conference with the Prime Minister of Japan

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 03:06 PM
West Palm Beach, FL...President Trump Hosts a Joint Press Conference with the Prime Minister of Japan

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Jason Paul Berry 1954 - 2018

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 12:42 PM
Paloma, CA...Longtime Calaveras Resident Jason Paul Berry died Saturday, April 14, 2018. He was 63. Born in Los Angeles, California, on 8 August 1954. During his parents quest for California from Vermont, his first home was a motel room where his Mom and Dad used a dresser drawer and swaddling clothes for his short time there in Los Angeles. His Mom and Dad traveled with Baby Jason to the Bay Area and setlled in Palo Alto for a short time. Next they moved to Milpitas and eventualy settled in Fremont. While in the Bay area, Jason's Parents started a family business " Metal Craft" where Jason grew up and later worked in the very successful family business.

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Great Work By Local Law Enforcement Agencies and a Homeowner Lead to Arrests

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 09:52 AM
Jamestown, CA...From Sonora CHP...On Monday, April 16, just after 3:25 am, CHP officers observed a black Jeep Cherokee traveling westbound SR-120/108 west of Obyrnes Ferry Road at a high rate of speed, its rear taillights were not working and its rear license plate was missing. The officers attempted to make an enforcement stop and the vehicle failed to yield to the emergency lights and siren. A pursuit ensued traversing several county roads. The Jeep was all over the road and even ran off of the road a few times. The Jeep slowed and before coming to a complete stop, both occupants exited and fled on foot. Since the Jeep was still in motion, the officers were unable to immediately pursue the fleeing suspects.


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Bundle & Save With Calaveras Telephone

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 09:26 AM
Copperopolis, CA...In 1895 James A. Tower was only 16 years old when, using barbed wire fencing, he strung the first telephone line for what was to become The Calaveras Telephone Company. As demands for the telephone service increased, the young Mr. Tower found it necessary to establish a central office in the small community of Felix near the town of Copperopolis. Then in 1899, Mr. Tower, now 20 years old, negotiated an agreement with Sunset Telephone Company that would connect his subscribers by telephone with the rest of the world.

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Garrahan For Sheriff Upcoming Events

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 09:22 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Why Pat Garrahan? My family has lived in Calaveras County for 26 years. Kate and I raised our kids here and we are invested in our community. We love Calaveras County. For about the last 40 years I’ve been involved in policing in one way or another. I’ve served as a police officer, a police supervisor, a police commander and administrator. I’ve trained new police officers in the academy, deployed twice to Afghanistan as a Police Subject Matter Expert for Marine Corps infantry battalions, and taught policing as a college professor. Currently, I am the Police Science instructor at Calaveras High School.

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Sadie is Missing Please Help Her Find Her Way Home

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 08:54 AM
Arnold, CA...My baby went missing last night around 10pm. She lives off of Rawhide and Pardee in the Meadowmont subdivision. Her name is Sadie. She is a soon to be 5 year old Chihuahua/Yorkie mix. Her colors are Black and Tan. She’s super friendly and will walk up to just about anyone she sees. She was wearing her teal blue collar with her name tag that also has my cell number on it. If anyone finds her, please call me or get ahold of me. I miss her dearly and just want my baby to come home...Sammie Artiaga

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Mammography Saves Lives...Schedule Your Appointment Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 08:29 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mammography Saves Lives. Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through April 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 07:45 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through April 24th


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Mike Pompeo Met With Kim Jong Un to Lay Groundwork for Summit

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 07:08 AM
"Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed. Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!" President Trump

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