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Modesto Girl Taken to UC Davis Medical Center After Being Run Over At Lake Camanche

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2017 03:28 PM
Valley Springs, CA...A 21 year old Stockton man was driving a 2011 Chevy Silverado in a northerly direciton in the Eucalyptus Day Use area at South Shore Lake Camanche. He wa traveling at approximately 4 mph when a 4 year old Modesto girl walked directly in front of the Chevy. The right front wheel of the Chevy traveled over the young girl. She was flown to UC Davis Medical Center with moderate injuries.

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Ian Graham Renner M.D., 79, Died Peacefully on July 19th, 2017 of Complications from Prostate Cancer.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2017 02:44 PM
Murphys, CA...Ian was born on June 26th, 1938 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was the loving son of Frederick Renner and Ruth Dear – Renner. Ian was an internationally renowned gastroenterologist and an accomplished scholar. After completing undergraduate studies in physics and mathematics at Christchurch University in Christchurch, New Zealand, he went on to obtain a medical degree from Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. Upon completing a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Gastroenterology, he dedicated both his clinical and research efforts to the development and advancement of complex endoscopic procedures to treat diseases of the liver and pancreas, with a particular interest in the treatment of cancer.

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Attempted Murder Charges In Sonora for 71 Year Old Man

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2017 01:16 PM
Sonora, CA...A 71-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder charges after trying to run his neighbor over, following an argument. On Friday evening, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Tamarron Mobile Home Park on Mono Way in Sonora for a report of a vehicle driving into a home. Following an investigation and after speaking to witnesses on scene, Deputies learned 71-year-old Wayne Whitney went to his neighbor’s home and after a brief argument, got in his car and drove the vehicle into the man several times pinning him against his home.

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Parolee at Large Captured in Sonora.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2017 12:45 PM
Sonora, CA...A traffic stop was conducted early Friday morning on a gray Honda Accord for speeding. The Honda turned into the Wal-Mart parking lot and when it came to a stop, a man jumped out and started running towards the Applebee's restaurant. The Deputy notified additional units in the area and then contacted 25-year-old driver Jenna Caples and 32-year-old passenger, Joshua Caudill. The pair gave deputies a false name of the man who fled from the car and claimed they had just met him.

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On July 24th, 1969 Apollo 11 Safely Splashed Down. My Six Year Old Self Thanks All of Those in the Apollo Programs! ~ John Hamilton

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2017 12:29 PM
Houston, TX....The following is a little something we prepared for our morning show. "On July 24th, 1969, 48 years ago today, a collective sigh of relief, triumph cheers and more rang out through Mission Control and around the world as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins splashed safely down in the Pacific. With their safe return to earth after making man's first steps on the moon Armstong's famous words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." could safely enter American & World History.






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Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows Tonight at Ironstone

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2017 09:50 AM
Murphys, CA...Matchbox Twenty has sold over 30 million records worldwide, and earned countless accolades, including five GRAMMY® nominations, four American Music Award nods, and the 2004 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Musical Group.” This year marks the 20th anniversary of their Diamond-certified debut album Yourself or Someone Like You – which included Top 40 singles “Push,” “3AM” & more. Furthermore, Rob Thomas has proven one of the most highly decorated artists of recent years, receiving three GRAMMY® Awards, 11 BMI Awards, the first ever Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award, and two Billboard “Songwriter of the Year” honors for both his chart-topping solo work as well as collaborations with such legends as Santana, Mick Jagger, and Willie Nelson. Thomas’ collaboration with Carlos Santana on “Smooth” was also named the #2 “Most Popular Song Ever” on Billboard’s list of the “100 Most Popular Songs Behind ‘The Twist.’” He was also named to Billboard’s “Top 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011” at #5, and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.


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Red Cross Announces Move to Assist Mariposa Residents Located in Oakhurst

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2017 09:20 AM
Mariposa, CA...July 23, 2017 – The Detwiler Fire forced mandatory evacuations for the entire population of Mariposa, Calif. The remaining residents displaced by the fire are staying in shelters in located in Oakhurst, Calif., approximately 30 miles away. Mandatory evacuation orders for Mariposa have been lifted, and the Red Cross is consolidating sheltering operation and transitioning affected residents closer to their supportive community to the shelter located at Mariposa Elementary School.

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Detwiler Fire Update, 75,500 acres, 50% Contained, 63 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 67 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 8 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,756 Personnel Working Fire.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2017 08:25 AM
Mariposa, CA...Last night firefighters continued to complete and improve direct and secondary fire lines. Fire still making minimal uphill runs in tall grass and chaparral. There have been several minor changes to evacuation orders and road closures (please see full list below). Weather is expected to remain above 100 degrees with low humidity. We ask the public to exercise caution and remember that, “One Less Spark-One Less Wildfire”. We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit: www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

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Traffic Update....Collision Near Hwy 26 & Silver Rapids

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2017 08:13 AM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is working a collision near Hwy 26 & Silver Rapids. Please use caution in the area.

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Death Toll Rises To 10 In San Antonio Human Trafficking Case

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2017 03:11 PM
San Antonio, TX...San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and Fire Chief Charles Hood briefing on tractor trailer found with multiple deceased after being smuggled inside. The video below is from a press conference late last night. Since then the death toll has risen from 8 to 10 now deceased.



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Meet and Greet California Governor Candidate Delaine Eastin and Lieutenant Governor Candidate Eleni Kounalakis on Sunday, July 23rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2017 02:32 PM
Murphys, CA...Delaine Eastin, Candidate for California Governor and Eleni Kounalakis, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor Will be at Hovey Winery, 350 Main Street, Murphys, California at 4:00 pm. About Delaine Eastin: Throughout her career, Delaine Eastin has been a leader who has never been afraid to stand up to bullies on behalf of what is right for the future of our state and our children. Delaine took on the tobacco industry and helped pass two propositions: one educates children on the dangers of smoking, and the second created and funds First 5 California, the critical program that focuses on child development from ages zero to five. As State Superintendent, Delaine joined the successful lawsuit against Governor Wilson’s Proposition 187, that onerous legislation that tried to make police, health care professionals and our teachers de facto immigration agents. During her tenure as Superintendent, Delaine reduced class sizes in grades K-3, and California went from 47th in the nation in funding, to 27th. Sadly, we now rank in the bottom 10 again. As State Superintendent, Delaine Eastin fought tirelessly for the children of California…and she won many battles. Now she is ready to take this fight into the Governor’s office.

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Angels Camp Resident Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Animal Neglect, Theft of an Animal, and Conspiracy

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2017 02:15 PM
Angels Camp, CA....On 07/22/17 the Angels Camp Police Department was contacted by a Calaveras County Animal Services employee, who believed that one of the missing dogs, Casper, may be in their custody. The dog in their custody was confirmed to be Casper, after the victim was notified and positively identified him. Further investigation revealed that a second dog owned by the victim, Cici, may have also recently been in the custody of animal services, and arrangements were made by animal services to have that dog transported back to their facility so the victim could positively identify him. The victim positively identified that dog as his missing dog, Cici, and as of this report two of the three dogs have been reunited with the victim.

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Matinee with the THALEA STRING QUARTET Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2017 10:57 AM
Bear Valley, CA...The THALEA STRING QUARTET is Bear Valley Music Festival’s 2017 Quartet-in-Residence with a program of soul-stirring works from the standard and modern string quartet repertoire. Formed in 2014 at the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, the Thalea String Quartet has been praised for its “vibrant performance” and “sincere expressivity” (SF Classical Voice).



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The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/23/2017 10:54 AM
Copperopolis, CA...The Farmers Market at the Square is back starting this Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. With loads of fresh produce and plenty of vendors, Sundays are a great day to stock up for the week for fresh culinary experiences.

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Smokehouse BBQ Opens July 22nd at Big Trees Fitness & Commercial Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 11:46 PM
Arnold, CA...Smokehouse BBQ Opens July 22nd at Big Trees Fitness & Commercial Center


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Detwiler Fire Evening Update, 75,500 acres, 40% Contained, 63 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 67 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 8 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,489 Personnel Working Fire.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2017 10:49 PM
Mariposa, CA...Today firefighters continued to construct and reinforce fire lines. Due to successful suppression efforts, repopulation is continuing as directed under the incident repopulation plan. An additional fire camp was opened to support the Northern branches of the fire. We ask the public to exercise caution and remember that, “One Less Spark-One Less Wildfire”. We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit: www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

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Watch A Movie This Week At The Best Theatre In The Mother Lode...Angels Six Theatres!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2017 05:41 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Angels 6 Theatres in historic Angels Camp is the best place to see a movie in the Mother Lode. Click Below for full schedule.




Check out the latest movies at Angels Six Theatres Above!

Fire Update....Outbuilding & Home Engulfed in Rail Road Flat Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2017 05:35 PM
Rail Road Flat, CA...CHP is reporting a working structure fire near Rail Road Flat on Rail Road Flat Road. A home and outbuilding were involved and there has been some spread to vegetation. Another fire for our local firefighters to knock down. Rail Road Flat Road is closed between Summit Level and Independence. Please use caution in the area very sorry some of our local residents have been displaced....

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Need a Vacation? New Melones Lake Marina is Ready to Help with a Day or Stay On The Lake!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2017 05:23 PM
Angels Camp, CA...New Melones Lake Lovers! Now is the time to book your reservations for a fun filled summer. It is incredibly important to book your boating reservations early to ensure there will be a rental waiting for you. We have Party Cruisers, Super Cruisers, Patio Boats, Fishing Boat, Wave Runners, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Hydro Bikes and Toy Packages for rent. Call us at (209) 785-3300 to book now or click below

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President Trump's Weekly Address on Made in America Week

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2017 05:16 PM
Washington, DC....My fellow Americans, On Monday, I signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring this to be “Made in America Week.” We believe that our country is stronger, safer, and more prosperous when we make more of our goods and our products right here in the USA. When we purchase products Made in America, the wealth, revenue and jobs all stay in our country – to be enjoyed by our people.

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The John Jorgenson Quintet at Twisted Oak July 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2017 10:21 AM
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the next concert of our 2017 Twisted Folk Concert Series – The John Jorgenson Quintet. "The John Jorgenson Quintet are on the short list of our most requested artists to bring back," said winery owner Jeff Stai. “The John Jorgenson Quintet is known as one of the premier combos playing gypsy jazz – that’s in the style of such pioneering musicians as Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli - we're thrilled to have again!"




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Detwiler Fire Morning Update, 75,200 acres, 30% Contained, 60 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 63 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 7 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,489 Personnel Working Fire.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/22/2017 08:55 AM
Mariposa, CA...The 4,489 strong fire fighting army that has been assembled to battle this fire now has the upper hand and are working hard on putting the Detwiler in the history books. There is a long, long way to go but this does seem like an apt place to insert a Churchill quote..."Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill Ok, now for the latest..Last night firefighters continued to construct and reinforce fire lines. Today conditions will start to heat up. High temperatures are expected to range from 96-102 degrees with minimum humidities from 12-16 percent. Fire activity is expected to be moderate with isolated tree torching. The damage inspection team is now approximately 98 percent complete with their assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings. We ask the public to exercise caution and remember that, “One Less Spark-One Less Wildfire”.


Click Above for the IAP or Incident Action Plan for today. We hadn't included these before now as these tend to be very conservative and rightly so but can be upsetting to those whose property or homes fall inside the areas not seen as immediately defensible. As an example for the Butte Fire some of the IAPs had "keeping the fire out of the Stanislaus Drainage as a goal. Which by default meant using Hwy 4 as a defense line if necessary. Those whose homes ended up being south of the burn area but north of Hwy 4 are very glad it never had to come to that. Now that they have the upper hand on the Detwiler the additional details can be fascinating without causing anxiety to those near the fire.
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Free Concert & Pool Party At Big Trees Fitness on July 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 11:52 PM
Arnold, CA...Free Concert & Pool Party At Big Trees Fitness on July 22nd


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Detwiler Fire Evening Update, 75,000 acres, 25% Contained, 61 Residences Destroyed, 1 Commercial Building Lost, 63 Minor Structures Burned, 13 Residences Damaged and 6 Minor Structures Damaged, 4,408 Personnel Working Fire.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 11:35 PM
Mariposa, CA...Evacuation Orders were lifted in the town of Mariposa due to decreased fire activity and successful firefighting operations. Damage assessment crews have completed approximately 95% of their assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings. An inversion layer is expected to develop tonight which will help lower temperatures and raise humidity which will assist firefighting operations. Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened.


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Yosemite National Park Remains Open Yosemite Valley Accessible via Highways 140, 120, and 41

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 06:14 PM
Yosemite, CA...Yosemite National Park remains open with all hotels, lodges, stores and campgrounds that have opened for the season are fully open and operational. All entrances to Yosemite National Park are open. Visitors can get to Yosemite Valley via Highway 140 from Mariposa, Highway 41 from Fresno, Highway 120 West from Groveland, and Highway 120 East from Lee Vining and US Route 395.

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Reward Offered for Recovery of Cici, Coco & Casper ~ By Joyce Techel

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 03:58 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Most of you probably are aware that three pit bulls have disappeared from the Pet Bath House commercial facility in Angels Camp. The investigation is ongoing. The owner of the dogs is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of his pets.

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Great July Specials at Arnold Ace Home Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 03:38 PM
Arnold, CA...Great July Specials at Arnold Ace Home Center



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Letter to the BOS – Let the People Vote ~ Letter to the Editor By David Tunno

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 03:08 PM
Valley Springs, CA...If the Board of Supervisors desires, ultimately, not to make the final decision on whether marijuana activities should be allowed in Calaveras County, or at what level, but instead to let the voters decide, then they should consider the following: Having made my living as a trial consultant for nearly 30 years, which includes the science of public opinion research via long-established polling methods, it is important for the results of the polling to be unambiguous. To achieve that result, the question must be unambiguous and it’s best if they require bi-polar responses, responses that are opposite one another, a “yes/no” response, for example. Better yet is if there are two questions, each requiring a bi-polar response and each being polar opposites of each other.

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Mariposa Relief Drop Event - Jackson on August 4 - 6

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 02:38 PM
Jackson, CA...Mariposa Relief Drop Event Aug 4 5 6 Only! 9am to 4pm these 3 days Only for this event!! Please Do Not Drop Anything off except on these days and times! Please bring your donations in a tote for easy loading and storage for the people who will be receiving these items.

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AT&T Has Activated its Text-to-Donate Campaign For Detwiler Fire Relief

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 02:14 PM
Mariposa, CA...To help those impacted by the Detwiler Wildfire in Mariposa County, CA, and other California wildfires, AT&T has activated its Text-to-Donate Campaign. Wireless customers can make a $10 donation to assist those affected by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross. Customers can text up to five times for a total donation of $50. AT&T won’t charge any fees for texting to donate. Customers will see their donation on their monthly AT&T bill. AT&T donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the American Red Cross.

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Finally a Bit of Good Detwiler Fire News....Evacuation Orders Lifted For Town of Mariposa

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 12:17 PM
Mariposa, CA...This news release is intended to notify residents and the general public that evacuation orders for the town of Mariposa will be lifted on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:00AM. Highway 49 South is open with no restrictions. Highway 140 East of Mariposa is open to Yosemite. There will still be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at anytime you feel unsafe, please call 911.

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Fire Update....Vegetation Fire Reported Behind Gas Station in Wallace

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 11:21 AM
Valley Springs, CA...CHP is reporting a vegetation fire near Hwy 12 and Comanche Parkway. Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update....Motorcycle Down on Stevenot Bridge

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 11:05 AM
Angels Camp, CA...CHP is reporting a motorcycle down on the Stevenot Bridge. Lanes were blocked and please use caution in the area...

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Spicer out Scaramucci in as White House Communications Director

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 10:52 AM
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Caltrans District 10 Road Report Through July 29th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 10:33 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The latest schedule of road repairs and maintenance that will affect your travels in our area and as you travel. Locally crews will be working on many of our roadways. Below is Caltrans plans for repairs and maintenance on local roads. It shows the route, county and location of the possible repairs. Weather and other factors can alter their schedule.

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Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision on Hwy 108 in Sierra Village

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 08:50 AM
Sierra Village, CA...Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision on Hwy 108 in Sierra Village. Please use caution in the area.. (Update...Mike Shevlin is reporting that it is a solo vehicle into a wood pile with a possible pin in.) Please use caution in the area...


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Bear Valley Music Festival July 21 - August 6, 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 08:23 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Maestro Michael Morgan and the Bear Valley Music Festival invite you to a dazzling concert lineup from July 21 to August 6. Here are some highlights:  COUNTRY ARTIST – Hal Ketchum and the amazing Hal Ketchum Country Trio.    TRIBUTES – Fleetwood Mac * Motown * Queen  PIANIST – Vladislav Kern  SYMPHONY – Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony – Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony– Haydn’s “Clock” Symphony


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Summer Nights Food Truck Festival in Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 08:20 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Summer Nights Food Truck Festival in Angels Camp


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Music At Bistro Espresso

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 08:03 AM
Arnold, CA...The Bistro Espresso Summer Concert Series rolls on.

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Don't Miss Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie at Ironstone!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 07:58 AM
Murphys, CA...Longtime members of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo. Simply titled LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/CHRISTINE McVIE, the 10-song album will be released by Atlantic Records this summer, followed by a run of special U.S. concerts. They are the start to a great second half of the Ironstone Amphitheatre season. Get your tickets now!!





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Detwiler Fire Morning Update, 74,083 acres, 15% Contained, 58 Residences, 60 minor Structures, 11 Residences Damaged and 6 Minor Structures Damaged, 3,737 Personnel Working Fire.

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/21/2017 07:24 AM
Mariposa, CA...Firefighters worked through the night establishing and reinforcing containment lines. Much of the fire is steep and rugged with areas difficult to access. Damage assessment crews have completed approximately 80% of their assessment of damaged and destroyed buildings. The weather is expected to be hot and dry with winds out of the West-Northwest. The fire continues to challenge firefighters in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened. We ask for the public to heed all evacuation orders and warnings. For information about how to prepare for evacuation please visit: www.readyforwildfire.org.


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Mornings with the One Percent!

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Big Trees Fitness Is Now Open For Summer Fun & Water Aerobics!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2017 08:08 AM
Arnold, CA...Make a splash of your own at the Pool at Big Trees Aquatic Fitness! Traditional Water Class Monday & Friday 11:30am. Aqua Zumba Wednesday 11:30am. Open Swim Daily 12:30pm - 5pm. Lap Swim Daily 8:00am - 11:30am. Big Trees Fitness 2116 Hwy 4, Arnold, CA. 209.795.9965




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We Will Be Live From The Chamber of Commerce Mixer & BBQ

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 04:32 PM
Arnold, CA...We Will Be Live From The Chamber of Commerce Mixer & BBQ! If you can't be there in person join in starting at 5:45pm

Detwiler Fire Afternoon Update, 70,096 acres, 10% contained, 45 Structures Burned, 6 Damaged, 1,500 Threatened, 3,181 Personnel Working Fire

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 03:36 PM
Mariposa, CA...Enough of the details have changed and also updated maps that have been released prompted us to do an afternoon update on the fire. We will also do one later tonight as well. The acreage increased due to an increase in fire activity late yesterday afternoon. Overnight, fire crews continued their work to establish and reinforce containment lines. The fire area is seeing poor humidity recoveries at night allowing the fire to remain very active throughout this time. The fire is burning in drought stricken chaparral and in an area of severe tree mortality. Damage assessment crews are on scene to evaluate and inspect the area. Power lines supplying power to Yosemite National Park continue to be threatened.


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Stanislaus National Forest Enacts Temporary Fire Restrictions in High Hazard Areas

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 02:59 PM
Sonora, CA...Due to high fire danger, the Stanislaus National Forest enacted temporary fire restrictions in High Hazard Areas on July 20, effective through the end of the official 2017 fire season. Included are the High Hazard Area map (Exhibit A), the Forest Order (Exhibit B) and the exemptions list (Exhibit C). Information on fire restrictions and the Forest Order are available at https://go.usa.gov/xRjQ5. Forest Order STF-16-2017-05 prohibits campfires, briquette barbecues and smoking outside developed campgrounds. Welding and blasting activities in are also restricted in designated High Hazard Areas of the Forest.

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Red Cross Operating Five Shelters for Detwiler Fire Evacuees

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 12:52 PM
Sacramento, CA...The Red Cross shelter at Groveland Community Hall is now closed. Evacuees who stayed at the Groveland facility have been relocated to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. New evacuees in the area are encouraged to go to the fairgrounds for assistance. The American Red Cross is operating the following shelter locations for residents impacted by the Detwiler Fire:

EV Free Church, 50443 High School Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Cesar Chavez Junior High, 161 S. Plainsburg Road, Planada, CA 95365
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora, CA 95370

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The July Chamber of Commerce Mixer & BBQ is July 20th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 12:31 PM
Arnold, CA...The July Chamber of Commerce Mixer & BBQ is July 20th. It will be at Realty World at 728 Hwy 4 in Arnold. The festivities and mingling get underway at 5:30pm.


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2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament Sponsored by Sequoia Woods Country Club Men's and Women's Golf Clubs

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/20/2017 12:28 PM
Arnold, CA...On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 1:00 PM, The Sequoia Woods Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs, will sponsor the 2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament, at the Sequoia Woods Country Club, 1000 Cypress Point Dr., Arnold, CA Phone: (209) 795-1000

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  8. Senator John McCain Facing Glioblastoma Battle
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  10. Evacuation Guidelines for Tuolumne County Residents
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