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Fire Update....Grass Fire Reported Near Campo Seco Rd / Golden Oaks Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 12:34 PM
Jamestown, CA...Fire Update....Grass Fire Reported Near Campo Seco Rd / Golden Oaks Dr

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Rural Households Spend Much More of Their Income on Energy Bills than Others

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 12:19 PM
Washington, DC...Rural households across the United States spend a disproportionately high share of their income on energy bills — about 40% more than their metropolitan counterparts, according to a new report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition. The problem is most glaring in the East and Southeast, and among low-income households across all regions.

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Press Briefing with the Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 11:33 AM
Washington, DC...Press Briefing with the Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

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Ferguson Fire Swells to 17,319 Acres, 5% Contained, No Structures Lost

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 09:51 AM
Ahwahnee, CA...The fire was fairly quiet overnight, with activity picking up in the area around Sweetwater Creek shortly before dawn. The fire is now established in the bottom of Sweetwater Creek. Crews worked overnight on securing line around Cedar Lodge and Indian Flat. The power line has been completed, and power has been restored to the area. Work also continued on containment lines protecting the communities of Jerseydale/ Mariposa Pines and Yosemite West.

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Traffic Update....Grass Fire Near Sr12 / Pettinger Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 09:10 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Traffic Update....Collision near Sr12 / Pettinger Rd

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Uncomfortable Conditions Along the Western Slope and Heat Advisories at Lower Elevations

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 08:42 AM
Arnold, CA...West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada...Today Mostly sunny. Haze and areas of smoke through the day. Highs 78 to 93 higher elevations...91 to 99 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly clear. Haze and areas of smoke through the night. Lows 53 to 68 higher elevations...65 to 75 lower elevations. Prevailing west winds up to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight.Thursday Mostly sunny. At higher elevations, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 76 to 91 higher elevations...88 to 96 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

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Traffic Update....Collision Near Sr108 / Obyrnes Ferry Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 08:13 AM
Jamestown, CA...Traffic Update....Collision Near Sr108 / Obyrnes Ferry Rd

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EU fines Google €4.34 billion in Mobile Search Antitrust Action

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 07:59 AM
Brussels, Belgium....The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Since 2011, Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search.  Google must now bring the conduct effectively to an end within 90 days or face penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet, Google's parent company.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 07:02 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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Former President Barack Obama Delivers Speech At 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 07:01 AM
Johannesburg, South Africa...Former President Barack Obama spoke at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. Former President Barack Obama delivered a major speech, addressing inequality and other issues at the annual Mandela Lecture. This year honored the 100th birthday of the late leader who became a world wide icon. South Africa is now struggling through instances of retributional activities where lands and property of minority whites are being taken under wealth redistribution policies.

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The 25th Annual Murphys Duck Races are July 21st!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 11:52 PM
Murphys, CA...Whether wading in the creek scooping up ducks or just enjoying a fun-filled afternoon in the park, kids of all ages love the Murphys Duck Races, part of Murphys Homecoming. This year’s event takes place Saturday, July 21, from about noon to 3pm in Murphys Community Park. From 1pm to 2:30pm, there will be three different “races” in Murphys Creek. The Duckling Race kicks off at 1pm, with $3 tickets to vie for a chance to win JoMa’s ice cream, Angels Theater movie tickets, or a gift certificate to Murphys Toy Store. The Quacker Race starts at 1:30pm, and tickets are $5; winners in this event take home prizes like ice cream, movie tickets, or Starbucks coffee. The finale is the Golden Goose Race at 2pm, in which $10 tickets put contestants in the running for golf at Greenhorn Creek, fine dining at the Murphys Hotel, a gift from Quyle Kilns, and a flat-screen TV.


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Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 11:43 PM
Murphys, CA...Take a complimentary guided tour beginning in the tasting room (offered Wednesday – Sunday only) at 1:30 pm. Or take the self-guided tour. Print out the self-guided map here.   Ironstone is open Daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs Through July 16th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 10:58 PM
Sonora, CA...The latest Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputies Activity Logs are enclosed...

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

Ferguson Fire Update...13,082 Acres, 5% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1, Power Restored to Yosemite Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 07:44 PM
Ahwahnee, CA....Today Firefighters continued to focus on structure protection in the areas around El Portal, Yosemite West, and Jerseydale/Mariposa Pines. They successfully kept the fire on the South side of the Merced River and Highway 140. The fire grew primarily to the South and East, with the majority of the growth occurring in the late afternoon as the inversion lifted. The fire continues to back down Ferguson Ridge, into the Sweetwater Creek drainage, and behind Cedar Lodge. Crews are working 24 hours a day to scout and build firelines in places with the greatest probability of success.

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Major Injuries in British vs French Collision near top of Old Priest Grade

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 06:12 PM
Groveland, CA...Two British Motorcyclists astride a 2018 Harley Davidson sustained major injuries when they struck the front of a 2018 Chevrolet driven by a French Couple two miles east of the top of Old Priest Grade. The British couple sustained major injuries when they were ejected from their motorcycle and were flown to Modesto area hospitals.

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Rolls-Royce Demonstrates Future of Engine Maintenance with Tiny Robots that Crawl Inside Engines

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 05:46 PM
London, UK...Rolls-Royce today demonstrated an exciting vision of how robotics could be used to revolutionise the future of engine maintenance. Bringing another element of its IntelligentEngine vision to life, Rolls-Royce teamed up with academics from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University to discuss and demonstrate a wide range of potential future technologies at the Farnborough Airshow, from ‘snake’ robots that work their way through the engine like an endoscope, to miniature, collaborative ‘swarm’ robots that crawl through the insides of an engine.

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President Trump in Meeting with Members of Congress

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 05:24 PM
Washington, DC...Thank you, everybody. Yesterday, I returned from a trip from Europe where I met with leaders from across the region to seek a more peaceful future for the United States. We’re working very hard with our allies, and all over the world we’re working. We’re going to have peace. That’s what we want; that’s what we’re going to have. I say peace through strength. I have helped the NATO Alliance greatly by increasing defense contributions from our NATO Allies by over $44 billion. And Secretary Stoltenberg was fantastic. As you know, he reported that they’ve never had an increase like this in their history, and NATO was actually going down as opposed to going up. And I increased it by my meeting last year — $44 billion. And this year will be over — it will be hundreds of billions of dollars over the coming years.


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Traffic Update....Turkey Parts All Over Roadway Near Greenley Rd / Morning Star Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 05:19 PM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update....Turkey Parts All Over Roadway Near Greenley Rd / Morning Star Dr

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Free Concert & Pool Party Featuring The Lava Cats

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 04:54 PM
Arnold, CA...Food, drink, dancing, family fun at Big Trees Fitness in Arnold. Live music by the Lava Cats.

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Bryan Fredrick Parks has Passed Away at 86

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 04:06 PM
San Andreas, CA...It is with great sadness that the family of Bryan Fredrick Parks announces his passing after a brief illness, on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at the age of 86 years. Bryan will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years Kathleen (Kay) and his children, Kathy, Frank, Bryan Jr., Laurie, Michael, and Gregory. Bryan will also be remembered by his sister Helen and many wonderful grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bryan was predeceased by his brothers Frank Jr. and Robert (Bobby), and sons Tony and Kenneth (Kenny).

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Traffic Update....Porta Potty Truck vs Unknown in Camp Connell Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 03:25 PM
Camp Connell, CA...Traffic Update....Porta Potty Truck vs Unknown in Camp Connell Area. !@#$% has happened on Hwy 4 in the Camp Connell Area. Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update....Motorcycle vs Car near Sr120 / New Priest Grade

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 01:39 PM
Groveland, CA...Traffic Update....Motorcycle vs Car near Sr120 / New Priest Grade

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Dorthea J Martz, 36, from Angels Camp Passed Away in July 15th Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 12:58 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The sad notifications have been made and CHP has released updated details on the fatal collision we reported earlier on. From CHP.."On July 15, 2018, at approximately 1920 hours, Dorthea J Martz was driving her 2005 Subaru eastbound on Vallecito Road, east of Rolleri Bypass at a high rate of speed. Mr. Sanders was driving his 1980 Ford westbound on Vallecito Road, east of Rolleri Bypass at 40 mph approaching the 2005 Subaru. Ms. Martz attempted to negotiate a right hand curve and allowed her vehicle to travel across the double yellow line into the westbound lane. The left front of the Subaru collided with the left rear of the Ford. The Subaru continued eastbound and off of the roadway. The Subaru overturned twice, ejecting her from the vehicle.

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Angels Trading Post Will Keep You Rolling! Free Soda With Fill Up!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 12:54 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop and say hi and top off your tanks today! Angels Trading Post has everything you need to keep you Hopping when you visit our area. Great Prices on Gas, Drinks, Sodas, Java City Coffees and more. They also accept E.B.T. cards.and have great prices on tobacco products. Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4. Now for a limited time get a Free 20oz Fountain Drink with a Fill Up!!



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Past 25 Local News
  1. Calaveras Board of Supervisors are Back In Action Today!
  2. Ferguson Fire Update...12,525 Acres, 5% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1, Power Restored to Yosemite Valley
  3. Traffic Update....Tree Blocking Lane Near Sr26 / Rich Gulch Rd
  4. Traffic Collision near Michigan Bar Rd / Carbondale Rd
  5. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, This Morning’s Replays are Below
  6. Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere
  7. Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls, Polish Your Engines & Shine Your Chrome For "Thunder at The Lake"
  8. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay Below!
  9. Ferguson Fire Evacuation Advisory
  10. Ferguson Fire Evacuation Order Update
  11. Ferguson Fire Update... 9,266 Acres, 2% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1
  12. All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters
  13. Three California Residents Sentenced in Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
  14. Russian National Charged in Conspiracy to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States
  15. Ferguson Fire Community Meeting,
  16. The President Proclaims July 17, 2018, as Made in America Day and this week, July 15 through July 21, 2018, as Made in America Week
  17. Chains Required at Camp Connell General Store
  18. Kern Valley State Prison Investigating Inmate Death as a Homicide
  19. Traffic Update....Vehicle Fire Reported Near Old Priest / Sr120
  20. Traffic Update....Collision Near Sr108 / Soulsbyville Rd
  21. Traffic Update....Tree Blocking Roadway Near Sr26 / Sawyer Rd
  22. Traffic Update....Black Cow with Red Ear Bling near Obyrnes Ferry Rd / Black Creek Dr
  23. Traffic & Fire Update....Chevy Truck vs Power Pole near Sr26 / Farris Dr
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  25. President Trump Holds a Joint Press Conference with the President of the Russian Federation

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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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