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Friday, Dec 14
All Day 10th Annual Production of Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker,” December 13-15, 2018 at
All Day The Nutcracker 2018
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
04:30 PM THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides Continue on at Railtown 1897
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
07:00 PM Big Holiday Laughs: Inspecting Carol’ at Murphys Creek Theatre
Saturday, Dec 15
All Day 10th Annual Production of Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker,” December 13-15, 2018 at
Until 08:00 AM The Nutcracker 2018
09:00 AM Breakfast with Santa 2018 at Ironstone Vineyards
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
03:00 PM Columbia College’s Symphony of the Sierra on December 15th
04:30 PM THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides Continue on at Railtown 1897
06:00 PM A Twisted Family Christmas at Twisted Oak
07:00 PM Big Holiday Laughs: Inspecting Carol’ at Murphys Creek Theatre
Sunday, Dec 16
07:30 AM All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast by Native Sons of the Golden West
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
02:00 PM Big Holiday Laughs: Inspecting Carol’ at Murphys Creek Theatre
04:30 PM THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides Continue on at Railtown 1897
Tuesday, Dec 18
10:00 AM A Plan 4 Me December...Living with Loss & Healthy Cooking
06:30 PM A Camp Fire Christmas in San Andreas on December 21st
Wednesday, Dec 19
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Thursday, Dec 20
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Friday, Dec 21
05:30 PM Friday Night Music at Alchemy
Saturday, Dec 22
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
07:00 PM Big Holiday Laughs: Inspecting Carol’ at Murphys Creek Theatre
Sunday, Dec 23
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
Wednesday, Dec 26
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Seasonal Road and Trail Closures on Stanislaus National Forest Begin Dec. 16

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 10:14 AM
Sonora, CA...Seasonal road and trail closures on the Stanislaus National Forest begin Dec. 16 and will remain in effect until April 14, 2019. The STF Motor Vehicle Use Map indicates which roads and trails will be closed and may be picked up at any ranger district office, or by visiting STF’s maps webpage at http://go.usa.gov/x8ysh. Please note if the MVUM identifies a road as closed, regardless whether a gate is closed and locked, it is closed for the season. Additionally, roads identified in the MVUM as being open may be hazardous due to local weather conditions, such as snow, or fallen trees. Drivers and hikers are urged to be prepared for hazards caused by fallen trees.

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10th Annual Production of Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker,” December 13-15, 2018 at

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 07:34 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Studio 4 Dance Theater will present the tenth annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” ballet, December 13-15, 2018 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. The full-length, professional-quality ballet is the highlight of the local holiday season, with return audiences and sold-out performances every year. Reserved seats are available for lower-priced advance purchase beginning November 8 at www.studio4dancetheater.com.

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Traffic Update....Pickup & Big Rig Have Gotten Together Near Sr4 / Parrots Ferry Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 07:31 AM
Vallecito, CA...Traffic Update....Pickup & Big Rig Have Gotten Together Near Sr4 / Parrots Ferry Rd. This is a non-injury collision but lanes are blocked...

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/14/2018 06:58 AM
Arnold, CA…(This morning we have an out of office appointment so our show ran 7-8am this morning. )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!

FCC Takes Action on Spam Robotext Messages & Blunts CA Efforts to Tax Text Messages

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 11:07 PM
Washington, DC...The Federal Communications Commission today issued a ruling rejecting requests to make it harder for text messaging providers to protect consumers from spam and scam robotexts. The Commission’s decision makes clear that wireless providers are authorized to continue their efforts to stop unwanted text messaging through robotext-blocking, anti-spoofing measures, and other anti-spam features.

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FCC Increases Universal Service Support for Faster Rural Broadband, Increases Support for Small Carriers and Eliminates Burdens

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 10:42 PM
Washington, DC...Continuing its effort to close the digital divide, the Federal Communications Commission today took several steps to significantly improve the quality and expand the availability of high-speed Internet service in rural America. Included in these steps is additional funding for the Connect America Fund, the FCC’s program that helps expand broadband deployment and make broadband service more affordable in rural areas. In return for this increased funding, the FCC will require providers to expand the availability of faster service that will better meet the needs of consumers and businesses in today’s online world.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

Former Mountain Ranch Realty Owner Bill Schmiett Has Passed Away at 66

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 08:31 PM
Mountain Ranch, CA...The following was written by Doug Schmiett the brother of Bill Schmiett. Broge is dead. Long live Broge. It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my brother Bill Schmiett. He passed away this morning (Dec 11). His battle with liver disease is over. He died with his wife and best friend, Julie, by his side. He battled with resolve until the very end. Bill made 66 trips around the sun.

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Christmas in White Pines Parade of Lights Keeps Growing & Growing

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 07:45 PM
White Pines, CA...(Not Arnold)...On the Friday after Thanksgiving it is becoming a tradition for locals and visitors to line the sides of Blagen Road to welcome in the Christmas Season. Santa & Mrs. Claus attend so all the young ones can get a picture taken and get those gift requests in. After Santa's visit things really get festive as the parade of lights fills White Pines. It was raining this year that while it didn't dampen the crowds or enthusiasm it did make some of the pictures less than stellar. A few shots and parade video are below.























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CPUD & CCWD Boards Approve Memorandum of Understanding

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 03:44 PM
San Andreas, CA...From CCWD...A new partnership was formed between the Calaveras Unified School District and the Calaveras County Water District this week when both Boards unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding. The districts are working together on a plan to connect Jenny Lind Elementary School to CCWD’s public sewer system. The school has been operating an on-site sewage treatment and disposal system since 1992, which is antiquated and has reached the end of its useful life. While the old plant is still functioning, CUSD does not have funds to replace the old equipment, which is why the preferred option is to connect to CCWD’s system using grant funding.


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Columbia College’s Symphony of the Sierra on December 15th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 02:54 PM
Columbia, CA...Columbia College will be presenting the Symphony of the Sierra Winter Concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The concert will be held in the Dogwood Forum at Columbia College. The repertoire provides a wonderful introduction to orchestral music for children, while being complex enough to satisfy the seasoned classical ear.

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Receptionists Wanted in Angels Camp & Jackson

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 11:04 AM
Angels Camp & Jackson, CA...Receptionist Wanted! Seeking seasonal receptionists to join our network of professionals and deliver an outstanding client experience. We offer competitive pay and career advancement opportunities. H&R Block is the industry’s largest consumer tax services provider¹ and we have been focused on client service for over 60 years. Call today for an interview 209-736-0474. Positions open in Angels Camp and Jackson.


Traffic Update....Pickup vs Garbage Truck near Sr108 / Old Wards Ferry Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 10:45 AM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update....Pickup vs Garbage Truck near Sr108 / Old Wards Ferry Rd

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President Trump at Signing of an Executive Order Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 09:06 AM
Washington, DC....Thank you. In a few moments, I will sign an executive order launching a new White House Opportunity — this is a very big thing that Tim and I and everybody have been working on for a long time — and Revitalization Council. This council will coordinate efforts across the entire federal government to deliver jobs, investment, and growth to the communities that need it the most.




There are zones in our coverage area that qualify for the 10 year capital gains tax deferment in the 2017 tax bill. Clicking on the above map will give you a larger PDF copy where you drill down for potential investment areas.
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Traffic Update....Vehicle Through Fence Near Sr49 / Portagee Ln

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 08:53 AM
Columbia, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle Through Fence Near Sr49 / Portagee Ln

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The Final Moonwalk of Apollo Programs Was Today in 1972

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 08:31 AM
Moon....One this date of the Apollo program Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or "Moonwalk" of Apollo 17. To date they are the last humans to set foot on the Moon.


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The Last 24 Hours of Presidential Tweets

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 08:24 AM
Washington, DC...The latest missives from the Presidential Fingers of Donald J. Trump. "WITCH HUNT! They gave General Flynn a great deal because they were embarrassed by the way he was treated - the FBI said he didn’t lie and they overrode the FBI. They want to scare everybody into making up stories that are not true by catching them in the smallest of misstatements. Sad!......

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 06:52 AM
Arnold, CA…This morning we will start off with a replay of the Murphys Open House Parade during our first 1/2 hour. 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!





Cozy Gifts at The Clothes Mine in Angels Camp!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 06:23 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop in soon to see our selection of sweaters, scarves and ruana capes. We'll even wrap your selections for you! Stop by and see us in the Angels Towne Center. Open Monday thru Saturday 10am-6pm and Sundays until Christmas 11am-5pm. 209.890.7532.


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The U.S. Stands with France and Ready to Assist if Needed

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/13/2018 06:17 AM
Washington, DC...The United States stands in solidarity with France and condemns in the strongest terms the horrific act of terror in Strasbourg. Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of those affected and with all the people of Strasbourg. We commend the work of the first responders, and are ready to provide any assistance that French officials require in this difficult time. We remain committed to working with France and our other allies and partners to defeat the global threat of terrorism. Crimes that target the innocent only reinforce our shared resolve to stop these senseless attacks and those who would commit them.

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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through December 18

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 09:41 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 into 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order into 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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The SNAC Family Thanks You for Shopping Locally for the Holidays!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 06:59 AM
Arnold, Murphys & Sonora, CA...The SNAC Family Thanks You for Shopping Locally! Back in the early 90’s, when Shawn was selling out of the back of his truck as “The Eddy Mart”, the most important items to have on hand were life jackets, river shorts, sandals and river knives. Oh yes, and a few things the rafting customers would want, t-shirts, hats, sunscreen, etc. It became obvious that The Eddy Mart was getting too big to operate out of a garage when the whitewater kayaks came. It was time for a storefront. That’s when providence arrived on the scene.


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Found Dog In Murphys in Forest Meadows...Update...Owner Reunited with Pet!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 10:20 PM
Murphys, CA...From a reader..."My husband and I found a sweet male medium sized dog that looks like a mini Aussie. We are keeping him safe at our home but would like to reunite him with his owner. We will have him checked for a chip. Was wearing a collar with no tags. Found in Forest Meadows on Dogwood Dr. Contact Ty at 209-420-8067 or Stacey at 562-777-5996"


Historic Homestead on 2.6 Acres with Potential Commercial Opportunities in Murphys

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 12:47 PM
Murphys, CA...Historic homestead built on 2.6 acres in Gold Rush country. Elegant home built in the 1800s, completely renovated in 2006 with meticulous attention to detail, adding modern amenities while maintaining its rustic charm with original doors, hardware, woodwork and other period details. Relish the grand lifestyle with a parlor plus living room, bright and airy country kitchen with dining alongside, spacious bedrooms and baths, covered porch, wine or root cellar with secret entrance. The master suite on the main floor has its own outside entrance, framing its sitting room with views of the lush lawn and stately backyard. The manor stands amid beautifully landscaped grounds, fruit and flowering trees, apple orchard, fenced garden beds, greenhouse built of original home windows, and countless treasures shaded by majestic walnut trees – all cared for by the family for generations. Old garage converted to huge workshop, would be easy to make guest cottage. Additional building, at one time a blacksmith shop, just inside gate for commercial opportunity. A quick walk to the quaint downtown of Murphys with award-winning wine tasting, boutique shopping, and charming restaurants and cafes.











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The Elevated Evening News™ Will Return Tomorrow Evening

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 10:04 PM
Arnold, CA...Our evening news program will return live tomorrow evening.

Reserve Your Standing Rib Roast Today at Sierra Hills or Angels Food Markets!

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 08:20 PM
Murphys & Angels Camp, CA...Reserve Your Standing Rib Roast Today at Sierra Hills or Angels Food Markets! Creekstone Farms 100% Angus Beef Standing Rib Roast. Top 1/3 Choice $9.99 lb. Prime Grade $13.99 lb. We will prepare and trim your roast to size, and ready for the oven! Seasoned if you like at no extra cost. Special Orders Welcome. Seafood, Poultry, Pork, Beef. Give us a call to make your Holiday meal the best! Call Angels Food Market Meat Department at 209.736.0117, or Call Sierra Hills Meat Department at 209.728.3402 ext. 306

Calaveras Community Foundation Announces Annual Competitive Grants Period for 2019

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 05:01 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) continues to focus on initiatives for 2019’s grant giving. The three initiatives are: Seniors, Youth, and Community Enrichment. Funding for these grants is from the Foundation’s General Grant Fund. A detailed explanation of these initiatives and grant criteria may be viewed on CCF’s website: www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org. Applications will begin to be accepted on January 1, 2019 and must be submitted to CCF ONLY via email by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019. @info@calaverascommunityfoundation.org

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Traffic Update....Rear End Collision Near Sr108 / Woods Way

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 04:50 PM
Jamestown, CA...Traffic Update....Rear End Collision Near Sr108 / Woods Way

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Yes, There is a Santa Claus...In Indiana

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 12:48 PM
Washington, DC...The holidays are a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift-giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau joins in the fun with a list of holiday-related facts and figures from its vast collection of statistics. Every Day is Christmas in Noel, Mo. Places with festive names include a dozen named Holly — Mount Holly, N.C. (population 15,635), and Holly Springs, Miss. (7,621), among them. There is also Snowflake, Ariz. (population 5,753); Santa Claus town, Ind. (2,411); North Pole, Alaska (2,101); Noel, Mo. (1,817); and — remember Santa’s reindeer — Dasher, Ga. (991), and Rudolph, Wis. (424).

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Big Trees Market's Big Christmas Holiday Ad & Specials Through December 25th

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 08:21 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market's Big Christmas Holiday Ad & Specials Through December 25th. There are also two additional bonus pages of savings!


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Traffic Update....Rear End Collision Near Hwy 49 & Gun Club Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 07:34 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Traffic Update....Rear End Collision Near Hwy 49 & Gun Club Road

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/12/2018 07:00 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!





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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 10:01 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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President Trump in Meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 02:10 PM
Washington, DC...Okay, thank you very much. It’s a great honor to have Nancy Pelosi with us and Chuck Schumer with us. And we’ve actually worked very hard on a couple of things that are happening. Criminal justice reform — as you know, we’ve just heard word — got word that Mitch McConnell and the group, we’re going to be putting it up for a vote. We have great Democrat support, great Republican support. So, criminal justice reform, something that people have been trying to get — how long, Nancy? Many years.

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Traffic Update....Collision Near Shake Ridge Rd / Rancho Canyon Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 11:46 AM
Volcano, CA...Traffic Update....Collision Near Shake Ridge Rd / Rancho Canyon Rd

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It's Time for Holiday Kindness from Mark Twain Medical Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 08:29 AM
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center is a major provider of health care services and a major source of jobs for area residents. Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services; including three Specialty Care Centers and five community Medical Centers. Our Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 06:56 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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Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for December 7 - 9

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 06:44 AM
Sonora, CA...The latest Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputies Activity Logs are enclosed...

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For December 9 & 10

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/11/2018 06:22 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are below

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Make Twain Harte Pharmacy Your Holiday Headquarters

Posted by: thepinetree on 11/28/2018 06:46 PM
Twain Harte, CA...Make Twain Harte Pharmacy Your Holiday Headquarters. Your local Meadowmont, Groveland & Twain Harte Pharmacies are always there for you and your health needs. The following specials are available at their larger Twain Harte Location.





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Land Clearing, Underbrush Mulching, Tree Thinning, Tree Removal & More ~ Ronwright Logging, Lumber and Construction

Posted by: thepinetree on 09/13/2018 01:57 PM
Camp Connell, CA...Ronwright Logging, Lumber and Construction is going into its 4th year of mulching, masticating and mowing. local family owed business started over 27 years ago by Ron Glass. Now, his sons, daughters, and daughter in law have all helped run the business along with some fantastic local employees. The crew has completed small to very large projects. They can handle anything from grass and weeds to large tree thinning and have the proper equipment to handle flat to very steep terrain. IT’S NOT HOW FAST YOU MULCH, IT’S HOW WELL YOU MULCH FAST! JUST MULCH IT!

Big Holiday Laughs: Inspecting Carol’ at Murphys Creek Theatre

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 11:48 PM
Murphys, CA...All they wanted to do was put on a nice little Christmas play…what they got was a “Christmas Carol” you’ve got to see to believe. On November 30, Murphys Creek Theatre unveils its final offering in what has become a landmark season with new Artistic Director Robbie Allen at the helm. “Inspecting Carol” is the perfect comic antidote to the hustle, bustle and blues of the holidays.

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Rides Continue on at Railtown 1897

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 11:47 PM
Jamestown, CA...For the fifth consecutive holiday season, California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to present THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride experiences this holiday season. The festive train rides start the weekend after Thanksgiving and run on the following dates in 2018: November 23, 24 & 30 and December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16. Three festive train rides will be available each day the trains are running at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  In 2016, Railtown 1897 was recognized by Rail Events, Inc. with a prestigious Polar Bell award for Best Décor for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride experiences offered in Jamestown.

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Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 11:46 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

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Demo on Creating Living Art in Bonsai

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 11:44 PM
San Andreas, CA...Vince Owyoung has been growing, designing and styling bonsai trees for more than 50 years. Over that time, he has developed his own creative skills and talents in transforming simple plants into works of living art. In addition to leading workshops at various area clubs and at California Shohin Society seminars, he is also a member of four Northern California bonsai clubs.

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Breakfast with Santa 2018 at Ironstone Vineyards

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 11:30 PM
Murphys, CA...Breakfast with Santa at Ironstone 2018 is 9:00 AM Sat, Dec 15, 2018. Make your reservations now at 209-728-1251 or email them at info@ironstonevineyards.com

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Raiders vs. Steelers Week 14, Raiders Win 24 - 21

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 11:03 PM
Oakland, CA...Raiders vs. Steelers Week 14. Raiders Win 24 - 21. It was an eventful game between the Raiders and the Steelers, and there were big plays made by both the offense and defense. Derek Carr has been a part of several exciting battles during his career as the Raiders signal-caller, but Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh ranks second all-time in his book. The Silver and Black took it down to the wire, but still managed to pull off the 24-21 upset; here are the highlights from Week 14.

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49ers vs. Broncos Week 14, Niners Win 20 -13 Over Denver

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 10:37 PM
Santa Clara, CA...Broncos vs. 49ers Week 14, Niners Win 20 -13 Over Denver. The San Francisco 49ers claimed their third win of the season behind George Kittle's record-breaking performance, beating the Denver Broncos, 20-14, in Week 14.

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10th Annual Production of Studio 4 Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker,” December 13-15, 2018 at Bret Harte Theater

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 10:13 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Studio 4 Dance Theater will present the tenth annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” ballet, December 13-15, 2018 at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp. The full-length, professional-quality ballet is the highlight of the local holiday season, with return audiences and sold-out performances every year. Reserved seats are available for lower-priced advance purchase beginning November 8 at www.studio4dancetheater.com.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 12/10/2018 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA…The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm. Macron’s “Yellow Vest” response speech, 49ers & Raiders Highlights & Double Fatalities on local roads highlighted our hour…


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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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  5. Richi Pierce, 54 from Stockton Lost his Life in Motorcycle vs Tree Collision
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  7. Traffic Update....Honda Civic with Engine Fire Near Hwy 26 & Silver Rapids Rd
  8. Three Vehicle Collision Near Hwy 120 & Green Springs Snarled Traffic & Sent Many for Treatment
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  13. Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down Near Hwy 26 & Old Sport Hill Road..(Update...Fatality)
  14. President Trump on Mueller Probe, Chief of Staff John Kelly's Exit & More
  15. Shop With A Cop 2018 in Tuolumne County
  16. Hey Good People! Make Plans Now For The Holidays in Bear Valley!
  17. Full Transcript of Former FBI Director James Comey Interview by Judiciary Committee
  18. Paul Says..."The XC Skiing is Unbelievably Good" at Bear Valley Cross Country
  19. Traffic Update....Mini Cooper vs Embankment near Hwy 88 & Mehrten Spring Rd
  20. Celebrate the Season at Mokelumne Hill's Annual Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting
  21. Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For December 8th
  22. Turner's Wild West Is The Perfect Place For Everyone On Your Shopping List!
  23. Traffic Update...Early Morning Fatality on Milton Road
  24. Holiday Festival of Wines is December 8 & 9! Shop Small & Local!
  25. Traffic Update....Ford Pickup vs Pontiac Near Sr88 / Toyon Rd
  26. Structure Fire in Rancho Calaveras Last Night
  27. Safety with Santa on December 9th
  28. Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs for December 1st - 6th
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  30. December Red Hot Buys from Calaveras & Sonora Lumber
  31. Traffic Update...More Unplanned Off-Roading, This Time Near J59 / Don Pedro Rd
  32. Hey Good People! Entire Upper Mountain Open & Best Early Season Conditions in 15 Years! ~ Mattly Trent
  33. President Trump at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference
  34. Traffic Update....Three Cows Out Near Lower Moran & Hwy 4
  35. Traffic Update....Unplanned Off Roading by Silver Lexus Near Milton Rd / Jenny Lind Rd
  36. Traffic Update....Sedan Off Roadway Near Hwy 4 & Big Trees Road
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  42. Traffic Update....Major Injury Overturned Concrete Truck Collision Near Hwy 120 & Rim of the World
  43. CCWD Board Approves Customer Assistance Program
  44. Traffic Update....Big Rig, Box Truck & SUV Have Gotten Together Near Hwy 109 & Green Springs
  45. President Trump Confirms Bill Barr as AG Nominee & Heather Nauert to UN Before Marine One Departure
  46. Celebrate the Season at Mokelumne Hill's Annual Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting
  47. Presidential Proclamation on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2018
  48. President Trump and Vice President Pence at a Hanukkah Celebration
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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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