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All Day Crossing California, Sierra to the Sea, October 8 through November 26 at Petroglyphe
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06:00 PM Get Your Floats Ready for The Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights on November 24th
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06:00 PM Dr. Smart of MTHD Speaks at Independence Hall on November 30th
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All Day Holiday Festival of Wines and Murphys Open House
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05:00 PM Murphys Open House, December 1, 2017, 5-8 pm Presented by the Murphys Business Association
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07:00 PM Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at MCT December 1-17th
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01:30 PM Mountain Melody Presents: "Winter Magic"
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All Day Holiday Festival of Wines and Murphys Open House
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All Day Looking Over the President's Shoulder
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All Day Looking Over the President's Shoulder
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President Trump's 2017 Thanksgiving Message

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/23/2017 10:07 AM
Palm Beach, FL...President Trump's 2017 Thanksgiving Message

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Classic Holiday Events and Parades Streaming on PineTree.tv for Thanksgiving Day!

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/23/2017 08:40 AM
Arnold, CA...PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7...For Thanksgiving we dug into our thousands of hours video and showcasing some current, and classic event coverage & programs. Mostly holiday parades and events but a few classic shows as well. Our normal news programs will return Black Friday Morning...



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Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 10:18 PM
Arnold, CA...Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner by Ebbetts Pass Loyal Order of the Moose. Dinner will be served to the public free of charge on November 23rd, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Moose Lodge located at 1965 Blagen Road in Arnold.

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Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot Celebrates Eleven Years of Fun, Friends, Family and Fitness

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 04:13 PM
Murphys, CA – More than 1,000 people will spend Thanksgiving morning getting some exercise and giving back to their community at the 11th Annual Klassen Klassic Turkey Trot. The event is held at Murphys Park, behind Main Street in downtown Murphys, CA. Brian Klassen and his daughters, Sally and Riley, put on this unofficial, family-oriented walk/run, along with a handful of volunteers. Since 2007 the event has collected more than fifteen tons of food for local food banks and raised $23,000 for local families in need. This year’s recipients are the Murphys Food Bank and the Zach Peterson Memorial Fund. Zach was a 16 year-old Bret Harte High student who died unexpectedly of a blood clot in September (photo below). His mother, Jolee Peterson, commented, “I am very honored that you have chosen Zach’s Memorial Fund this year. "


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Happy Thanksgiving From Cal-Waste & Trucks Will Be Running

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 11:53 AM
Arnold, CA...Happy Thanksgiving from Cal-Waste. Trucks will be running and please get those cans out early so our drivers can get home in time for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Great Local Black Friday Savings At Middleton's Furniture & Appliances

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 11:15 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Great Local Black Friday Savings At Middleton's Furniture & Appliances.




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Get Your Floats Ready for The Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights on November 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 08:22 AM
White Pines, CA...it's time to start on your Floats! Santa & Mrs. Claus will be available starting at 6:00/PM in Linbaugh Gazabo. Road closes at 6:45/PM. Floats arrive at 7:00/PM

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You'll Be Thankful for These Savings At Arnold Ace Home Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2017 05:58 PM
Arnold, CA...You'll Be Thankful for These Savings At Arnold Ace Home Center




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President Trump Proclaims Thursday, November 23, as a National Day of Thanksgiving

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2017 10:07 AM
Washington, DC...On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings. We gather with the people we love to show gratitude for our freedom, for our friends and families, and for the prosperous Nation we call home. It is also time for turkey pardoning. The two turkeys, Drumstick and Wishbone, participating in this year's National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony have arrived in Washington, D.C. from Western Minnesota!


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Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Grocery Ad & Weekly Specials Through November 28th

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/15/2017 01:25 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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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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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through November 28th!! The Big Thanksgiving Ad!

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/15/2017 08:54 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through November 28th!! The Big Thanksgiving Ad!



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PineTree.tv is now Streaming 24/7....Morning Show Replay Up Now & The Elevated Evening News™ Tonight at 10pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/20/2017 10:14 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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President Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 11:10 PM
Washington, DC...October 3, 1863, By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

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2017 Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period is Underway

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 10:49 PM
Sacramento, CA...Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest on the roadways. To help motorists avoid tragedies, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will have all available officers on patrol during a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). The MEP begins at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 26. During the MEP, CHP officers will educate motorists and enforce traffic safety laws throughout the state to ensure everyone has a safe holiday.

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Donald J. Trump Amends California Disaster Declaration

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 03:07 PM
Washington, DC...Today, President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the State of California by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for emergency protective measures undertaken in the State of California as a result of wildfires beginning on October 8, 2017, and continuing. Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of California on October 10, 2017, Federal funding was made available for Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Other Needs Assistance at 75 percent of the total eligible costs.

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Angels Trading Post Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving! Free Soda With Fill Up!

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 02:55 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!!


Bret Harte FFA “Blooms” with the Community this Thanksgiving

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 02:43 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Bret Harte FFA & Floral Shop hosted its fifth annual Adult Floral class at the high school on November 20th and 21st. We had a sold out crowd of fifty parents and community members in attendance. Participants learned about color, the history of floral art, flower care and then constructed their very own table centerpiece for the Thanksgiving holiday. The theme this year was a Colonial American Armature design using greens, whites, and orange colors.

Left to right: Stacie Blair, Pat Hopper & Mackenzie Blair

Left to right: Susan Higgins, Leah Cottrell & Shawna DeVincenzi

Left to right: Stacey Kristoff, Kiana Harker, Jimena Solis, Joanna Ramos, Tiffany Moncada, Liz Stammerjohan, Brooke Nord & Amy Nord

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San Andreas Community Covenant Church Seeks Community Support for ‘Christmas for Kids’

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 02:23 PM
San Andreas, CA...The San Andreas Community Covenant Church (SACCC) is seeking community support to provide shoeboxes filled with necessities and additional items for 185 school aged children that attend San Andreas Elementary. “Our church recognizes that this may be the only Christmas gift that some of these children will receive this year,” stated Pastor Kevin Diamond for the SACCC. “Since arriving here almost two years ago, my wife and I have been so impressed by the generosity of this community. Our church felt that we should let others know that we are once again committed to providing love and cheer to these children. One of our community members, who is also an active member of SACCC has recently retired, and “Christmas for Kids’ has been a passion of hers. SACCC is grateful and happy to support Ingrid for her vision and organization of this much needed community outreach. The need is higher this year than in past years, so we wanted to extend the invitation to anyone that can join us in supporting our efforts for Christmas for Kids.”

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Christmas is in Store at Middleton's Hallmark.

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 11:38 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Middleton's Hallmark has everything to bring the Holiday Spirit to your home and family. Ornaments, Cards, Hallmark Movies and much more....


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Curious Students Whet Appetite for Knowledge at “Dinner with a Scientist”

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 11:02 AM
San Andreas, CA...More than 110 local students and teachers enjoyed an enlightening, progressive dinner with 17 enthusiastic science professionals at the 2017 Calaveras/Amador “Dinner with a Scientist” on Thursday, November 16 in Calaveras River Academy/Mountain Oaks gymnasium in San Andreas. The evening was hosted by the Calaveras County Office of Education with funding from the Teichert Foundation.



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Calaveras County Fire Chiefs Association President Declares Cold and Flue Season ~ Dana M. Nichols

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 09:47 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County Fire Chiefs Association President Don Young on Monday declared the start of cold and flue season. It isn’t what you think. Young, who is also the chief for San Andreas Fire Protection District, isn’t trying to replace Calaveras County Public Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelaita.


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57,000,000 Customer Records Exposed in UBER 2016 Data Security Incident ~ Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 09:29 AM
San Francisco, CA...As Uber’s CEO, it’s my job to set our course for the future, which begins with building a company that every Uber employee, partner and customer can be proud of. For that to happen, we have to be honest and transparent as we work to repair our past mistakes.

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Traffic Update...Rollover on Hwy 88 in Carson Spur Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 09:02 AM
Kirkwood, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle rollover in the Carson Spur area on Hwy 88. Please use caution in the area...

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Conviction of Mladic, the 'epitome of evil,' a Momentous Victory for Justice – UN rights chief

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 08:14 AM
New York, NY...Welcoming today’s conviction of former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by an international tribunal, the United Nations top human right official said that the verdict is “a warning” to perpetrators of such crimes that they will be brought to justice.


In 1995, a government soldier reads out the names of soldiers who are confirmed survivors or escapees from the fallen city of Srebrenica. UNICEF/NYHQ1995-0553/LeMoyne
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FCC Chairman Pai "Proposes to Restore Internet Freedom"

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/22/2017 08:03 AM
Washington, DC...Chairman Pai Circulates Draft Order To Restore Internet Freedom And Eliminate Heavy-Handed Internet Regulations. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released the following statement on his draft Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which was circulated to his fellow Commissioners this morning and will be voted on at the FCC’s Open Meeting on December 14.

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NextHome Utica Properties Welcomes Kathy Collins to Their Team

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 10:38 PM
Angels Camp, CA...NextHome Utica Properties would like to welcome Kathy Collins to our NextHome team of professional Realtors. Kathy has been a Realtor for 16 years and is an accomplished design and real estate professional. She has lived in Angels Camp for 17 years and is very involved in the local community. She has been a member of Destination Angels Camp since its inception and is a current member of the Friends of the Fair. If you are looking for a real estate agent with extensive local market knowledge to help you buy or sell, Kathy would like to talk to you. Stop by our office at 1239 S. Main Street Angels Camp or give her a call at 209-329-1062.
Welcome Kathy Collins

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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/17/2017 09:49 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.



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Be Seen, Be Watched & Be Heard By Advertising Your Business on ThePineTree.net & PineTree.tv

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/30/2017 06:16 PM
Arnold, CA...First we would like to thank each and every one of you, locals, part time residents or visitors to who choose to spend a few minutes with us each day. It is humbling and exciting to be able to provide one of your news destinations. With our site and streaming programs you have spent over 30,000,000 minutes reading news articles, watching our news programs or streaming replays so far this month.  So now we are offering Gold, Silver or Bronze basic ad packages and custom packages of a mix of display, TV or Video Ads and Social Media Sharing options as well. They are $365 for the Bronze package, $600 for Silver & $1,200 for Gold in our standard packages. For custom or weekly ad packages these start at $200 per month on up. Our Guarantee to you is this. We will provide you with at least 20% more exposure for every advertising dollar than even the Social Media Giants. We know even shopping local you can reach a broadbased audience that is interested in our area and do so at the lowest cost per thousand basis.  We can prove that shopping local for your advertising can earn you more.

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President Trump Before Marine One Departure

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 10:23 PM
Washington, DC...South Lawn, 3:16 P.M. EST. Q Mr. President, are you ready to talk about Roy Moore at all? THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I'll be talking about him. I can tell you one thing for sure: We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat -- Jones. I've looked at his record. It's terrible on crime. It's terrible on the border. It's terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact, we do not need somebody that's going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment.


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Traffic Update....Vehicle Down an Embankment and Through a Fence Near Jenny Lind & Milton Roads.

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 04:20 PM
Jenny Lind, CA...CHP is reporting a collision near Jenny Lind & Milton Roads. A vehicle is down an embankment and through a fence. Please use caution in the area...

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Celebrating over 150 Years as Part of Your Community

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 02:23 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Since 1867, we've believed in giving back to the communities that we serve in the form of donations, community involvement and volunteer time. Our employees are your friends and neighbors. We believe in working hard to make our communities a better place to live.

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President Trump at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 01:38 PM
Washington, DC...Well, thank you all for being here, and welcome to the White House. A very special place. On behalf of Melania, Barron, and the entire Trump family, I want to wish you and all Americans a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. And I hear that beautiful turkey. (Laughter.) We are here today to continue a wonderful American tradition. Today, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will grant a presidential pardon to a turkey. (Laughter.)

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Copperopolis Man Arrested on Numerous Charges at Black Oak Casino

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 01:31 PM
Tuolumne, CA...A Copperopolis man took a rather large gamble last night at a local casino that didn’t pay off in his favor. Our office received a call from Black Oak Casino reporting security staff had made contact with 21-year-old Tommy High on the gaming floor after he was involved in a verbal altercation with another patron. High had multiple warrants for his arrest.

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Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at MCT December 1-17th

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 01:07 PM
Murphys, CA...Looking Over the President’s Shoulder is a one-man play based on the real-life experiences of Alonzo Fields, Chief Butler in the White House for 21 years. Entertaining and educational, Looking Over the President’s Shoulder will appeal to audience members of all ages. From his unique insider’s perspective, Fields recalls his service to four American Presidents and their families: Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Directed by Richard Mann, and starring AEA Actor Dwight Mahabir.

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Sonora Pass Closed For Winter... Ebbetts Pass Closed but May Reopen!

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 12:47 PM
Alpine, Tuolumne, Mono and Inyo Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the seasonal closure of Sonora Pass (SR-108) due to accumulations of snow and ice on this route.


Caltrans Maintenance Supervisor Chris Baker encountered 8" of snow covering a thick sheet of ice that stopped his progress at about 8,000' on the Sonora Pass with snow falling and deeper drifts ahead. Photo credit: Chris Baker


Caltrans Maintenance Supervisor stops above upper Cascade Falls to inspect the snow-covered route below Ebbetts Pass. Photo credit: Clinton Neeley


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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For November 20th

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 12:25 PM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are below

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Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs For November 17 - 20th

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 12:06 PM
Sonora, CA...The latest Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputies Activity Logs are enclosed...

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Agencies Join Forces to Promote “Trapping Your Grease” During the Holidays!

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 11:30 AM
Sonora, CA...The Thanksgiving holiday this week will have many Tuolumne County residents busy cooking in their kitchens. To avoid potential plumbing and sewer disasters, Groveland Community Services District, Jamestown Sanitary District, Tuolumne City Sanitary District, Tuolumne County Solid Waste Department, Tuolumne Utilities District, Twain Harte Community Services District and Waste Management would like to remind residents how to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease. Sewer blockages can cause backups into homes resulting in an unpleasant mess that can cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars to clean up.

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It All Starts at Forest Meadows Properties

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 11:20 AM
Murphys, CA...Let us welcome you home to Forest Meadows Properties serving Calaveras County. Year-round events, mountain and foothills recreation, culinary excellence, an award-winning up-and-coming wine region, picturesque historic downtowns and a thriving arts community make Calaveras County an especially appealing place to visit. In addition, we are constantly hearing about the friendliness of our local community.


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Young Ladies Get Ready To Enter The 2018 Junior Miss Calaveras Pageant

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 09:36 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Young Ladies Get Ready To Enter The 2018 Junior Miss Calaveras Pageant

Parents Burning the Midnight (and Weekend) Oil ~ Brian Knop

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 08:56 AM

Washington, DC...Of the 72.3 million children in the United States living with at least one of their parents, 43 percent (31.0 million) live with a parent who is working a nonstandard schedule (Table 1). Any schedule that does not reflect the traditional Monday through Friday daytime schedule is considered nonstandard. Parents with more than one job are considered nonstandard workers if any of the jobs have nonstandard schedules, such as evenings/nights, irregular or weekend hours.

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Sonora Traffic Details for the 34th Annual Christmas Parade on November 24th

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 08:01 AM
Sonora, CA...Friday, 24 November 2017, will be the 34th annual Christmas Parade. This event will bring thousands of visitors to downtown Sonora. Several streets will be closed before and during the parade including parts of State Route 49. People need to plan ahead if they are attending the parade or trying to get through town during the parade. Detours will be posted for those streets which will be closed. The following are the major street and highway closures before and during the parade;
• South Washington Street at State Route 108 will be closed at Hospital Road at 5:30 PM.
• North and South Washington Street (State Route 49) will be closed at 5:30 PM.
• Stockton Road (State Route 49) at Green Street will be closed at 5:30 PM.
• Snell Street at Bonanza Street will be closed at 5:30 PM.
• School Street between Washington Street (State Route 49) and Snell Street will be closed at 3:30 PM.
• Restano Way will be closed at 5:30 PM.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 07:04 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am.


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Grand Theft and Conspiracy Arrest in Sonora

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/21/2017 07:00 AM
Sonora, CA...On November 20th, just after 8:00 A.M., Sonora Police Officers responded to Safeway (1291 Sanguinetti Road) for a report of a theft in progress. While en route, officers were advised two African American male adults exited the store with bags of stolen merchandise and got into a dark colored sedan, possibly a Toyota. Chief VanderWiel spotted a vehicle matching the description traveling westbound on Highway 108. Chief VanderWiel conducted a traffic stopped and detained the occupants, who also matched descriptions given to officers.

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Raymond Douglas Davis 1921 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2017 10:39 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Raymond Douglas Davis born September 29, 1921 in Port Arthur, Texas, passed away at his residence in Angels Camp, CA., on November 14, 2017, he was 96 yrs. old. Ray married lillian Amolene Wise in 1941 and they were married for over 70 years. He was a World War II Veteran and was a member of the Carpenter’s Union for 61 years.


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Stanislaus National Forest Ends Temporary Fire Restrictions in High Hazard Areas

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2017 04:57 PM
Sonora, CA... The fire restrictions in high hazard areas have been terminated as of Nov. 20, 2017. The Stanislaus National Forest enacted the temporary fire restrictions on July 20. A campfire permit is still required for those camping outside of developed campgrounds and can be obtained at visitor centers or online at www.PreventWildfireCA.org.

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Traffic Update...Solo Vehicle Over The Embankment Near Middle Camp & Lazy Z Lane

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2017 04:49 PM
Twain Harte, CA...CHP is reporting a vehicle over an embankment near with possible injuries. Please use caution in the area...

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Great, Local, Black Friday Savings From Middleton's Furniture and Appliances

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2017 12:44 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Shop this Friday at Middleton's Furniture and Appliances The will have Great Black Friday Savings. Shop Local & Save...


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Get Your Home Organized for the Holidays With Laurie's Home Organizing 209.728.4700

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2017 12:36 PM
Murphys, CA...Laurie’s Home Organizing can ring more order & new beauty to your surroundings. Existing furnishings skillfully & artfully put together to increase the charm and function of living spaces. As your professional organizer I find joy in helping manage the “stuff of life” --whatever it may be. Creative, neat, orderly, fast, easy to work with-- taking the ordinary & creating extraordinary results. Assist you in anyway that fulfills your individual needs. Consultation Services – Affordable & Efficient. Staging homes & yards to increase curb appeal. Reorganize kitchen, bath, closets etc. Eliminating unwanted clutter in your home or office. Testimonials and References Available. Laurie Nedwick 209 728-4700 lenedwick@gmail.com

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Now Open ...The Rhone Room at Lavender Ridge

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/20/2017 12:07 PM
Murphys, CA...Enjoy extraordinary library wines with artisan cheese plates for two. Sit-down flight style tasting of the best selections from the Lavender Ridge Cellar. Through the big iron door in the back. Reservations recommended.

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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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