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Thursday, Mar 30
01:00 PM Guided Tours of the 'Medicine in the Gold Rush' Exhibit
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
Friday, Mar 31
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
All Day The Mousetrap
07:30 PM "The Mouse Trap," An Agatha Christie Murder Mystery
Saturday, Apr 1
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
12:00 PM Calaveras Cares Information Faire ~ Saturday, April 1st
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Calaveras County Deputy Sheriffs Association Annual Dinner-Dance
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Until 09:30 PM The Mousetrap
Sunday, Apr 2
08:00 AM 70th Annual La Grange Rodeo Sunday April 2, 2017
12:00 PM Mountain Ranch Chili Cook Off
12:00 PM 5th Annual Chili Cook Off in the Park
01:30 PM "Cinema & the Angels 6 Theatre," A Lecture By Jeff Olson
02:00 PM 9th Annual Taste For Mentoring ~ Dessert Contest & Antique Auto Show
02:00 PM LECTURE "Cinema & the Angels 6 Theatre" by Jeff Olson
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Monday, Apr 3
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Apr 4
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Wednesday, Apr 5
06:00 PM Luminary Ceremony For National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
06:00 PM Calaveras County Republican Party General Meeting, April 15th
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Thursday, Apr 6
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Friday, Apr 7
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
05:30 PM Friday Jazz At Alchemy
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Saturday, Apr 8
09:00 AM Columbia College Free Financial Aid Workshop
09:00 AM Fermentation, Kimchi, Kombucha & More~ A Master Food Preserver Class, April 8th
10:00 AM Living History Day
10:00 AM Murphys Historic Walking Tour Every Saturday At 10am
01:00 PM Big Trees North Grove Guided Tours Saturdays At 1pm
05:00 PM Mountain Ranch Spring Fling Fundraiser
05:00 PM Zucca After Hours
06:00 PM Save The Date ~ Whiskerino Dinner Dance April 8th
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Sunday, Apr 9
08:00 AM La Grange Odd Fellows Breakfast ~ Sunday, April 9th
03:00 PM Friends Of Music Concert April 9th
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Monday, Apr 10
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Tuesday, Apr 11
10:00 AM Marisolio Tasting Bar
11:00 AM Flower Arranging
All Day Overeaters Anonymous
Wednesday, Apr 12
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City Of Angels City Council Meeting Tuesday, April 4th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 05:12 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The City of Angels City Council is holding a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 4th. The closed session begins at 5:30 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. On the agenda is the adoption of ordinance 478 adding chapter 17.65 the right to farm district to title 17 of the City of Angels municipal code.

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Calaveras Council Of Governments Regular Meeting Wednesday, April 5th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 05:00 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras Council Of Governments (CCOG) is holding a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 5th at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda is the authorization to the Interim Director to execute a letter of support for the State Route 4 Wagon Trail Federal Lands Grant Program.

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Calaveras County Public Access TV Studio PATV Schedule Through April 6th & Tammy's Window With Guest Tammie Lee, Studio 4

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 04:48 PM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community TV is located in San Andreas, CA. We are a non-profit organization which helps facilitate the local studio and air original community programming to your home. The goals for PEG Access Television are to promote free speech, foster diverse points of view, encourage communications, create opportunities, encourage artistic expression, expand educational access, and promote participatory democracy in order to strengthen the spirit of the communities and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.


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SPACEX Launches First Used Falcon 9. The Era Of Private, Cost Effective, Space Flights Has Begun!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 04:43 PM
Cape Canaveral, FL...SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket delivered SES-10, a commercial communications satellite for SES, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). SES is a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions across the globe. SpaceX launched the SES-10 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SES-10 mission marked a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid reusability as the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Falcon 9’s first stage for the SES-10 mission previously supported the successful CRS-8 mission in April 2016. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship that was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Senator Gaines Reacts To Tax-Spiking Transportation Proposal

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 04:39 PM
Sacramento, CA...Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado), Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing, today reacted to Governor Brown and Legislative Democrats’ announcement of a $5.2 billion road-funding package that imposes permanent new gas taxes and user fees on motorists:

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Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort Men’s Club Results: Wednesday March 29th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 04:19 PM
Angels Camp,CA...Angels Camp, CA...As one of Northern California’s best golf courses and communities, Greenhorn Creek offers more of the fastest, truest greens in the state. The 18-hole course was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones II and along with Mother Nature; Greenhorn Creek delivers one of California’s finest golf experiences.  You'll discover 18 holes of championship golf with 5 sets of tees ranging from 4,887 to 6,800 yards that make Greenhorn Creek Resort both challenging and enjoyable. Greenhorn Creek Men's Club results for Wednesday, March 29th are as follows:

Left to right: Fred Russell, Chris Niehuis, Jim Cole, Lance Reinke, Allan Ramorini (AGM and caddie)
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Senator Gaines Announces Unanimous Board Of Equalization Support Of Manufacturing Exemption Bill

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 04:12 PM
Sacramento, CA...Sacramento, CA...Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) announced the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has voted unanimously to support his Senate Bill 13, a measure that would provide much-needed tax relief to the manufacturing, research and development, agricultural and software industries by expanding an existing sales and use tax exemption.

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Ginger is R-E-T-I-R-I-N-G! Country Cloth is C-L-O-S-I-N-G! Closing Sale Starts April 7th!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 04:06 PM
Angels Camp, CA...We will be closing the shop on Thursday, March 30 and re-opening on Friday, April 7 for our closing sale. After much thought and with the full support of her family, Ginger will take this opportunity to visit her kids in Washington, Oregon, California & Idaho , her sister in Fresno and when she is home in Angels Camp she would love to continue teaching her love of all things quilting & sewing. The sudden & unexpected loss of Chuck has been devastating & she feels the only way to make any sense out of his loss will be to honor their dream of retirement & travel. With 6 kids, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and many friends to visit, she will have the freedom for extended visits & she will be pampered!

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Planned Water Outage By CCWD In Arnold, Monday April 3

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 03:52 PM
Arnold, CA...The Calaveras County Water District is planning to interrupt water service for about 200 homes and 12 businesses in Arnold from 8 a.m. to noon Monday April 3. This water service outage is necessary to allow the District to perform a pipeline tie-in, which is part of the ongoing Reach 3A Transmission Pipeline Replacement Project.

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Traffic Update....Collision On Hwy 49 North Of Sonora

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 02:04 PM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a collision on Hwy 49 near Preston Place. It is a possible injury collision between a pickup and a sedan. Please use caution in the area....

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Calaveras Unified School District Recognition Board Meeting Tuesday, April 11th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 01:17 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras Unified School District is holding a Parent/ Volunteer Recognition Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 11th. The CUSD Board of Trustees wishes to recognize and thank the parents and other school volunteers. They have also provided this as a time for each group to share their ideas and successes with each other in an open forum.

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Runner Responds To Democratic Transportation Deal To Raise Gas Tax & Vehicle Registration Fees

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 01:03 PM
Sacramento, CA...Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issued the following statement regarding a deal reached by Democrats to raise the state excise tax on gasoline and increase vehicle registration fees:

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For March 29th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 10:01 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are attached:

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Oakdale Man Arrested After Fleeing Scene Of Collision

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 09:56 AM
Sonora, CA...A collision occurred on SR49/108 just south of the intersection of Bell Mooney and Harvard Mine Road. At the time Highway maintenance was being conducted and one way traffic control was set up. At approximately 9:55 p.m., Patricia Aguiar, was stopped in her 2005 Toyota, stopped by traffic control personnel for a short time within the northbound traffic lane. At that time Ian Stogdell was driving his 1995 Toyota northbound, approaching Patricia Aguiar's stopped vehicle.

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Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs For March 28th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 09:27 AM
Sonora, CA...Sonora, CA... Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs for March 28th are enclosed:

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The 11th Annual Taste of Calaveras Is April 22nd At Ironstone & Showcases the Finest Wine, Culinary Treats & Art

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 09:26 AM
Calaveras County, CA...More than 40 of Calaveras County’s most acclaimed winemakers, restaurateurs and plein air artists will converge at Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, for the Tenth annual Taste of Calaveras from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd. The event features wine tasting, gourmet samplings, live music by the Bob Eisenmann Jazz Trio, food and wine demonstrations, local artists painting along with artisans on site and a silent auction featuring Calaveras experiences and Calaveras products. Below are a few photos from the 2016 event that most attendees said was the best Taste Of Calaveras Yet. Get your tickets now and more information continues below the photos...

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Sonora Woman Arrested After Assault On Savemart Employee

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/30/2017 09:16 AM
Sonora, CA...Yesterday evening, just before 5:00 P.M., the Sonora Police Department received a call of an assault against an employee of the Stockton Road Savemart store. The Police Department was given a good description of the suspect by the caller.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle Collision On Hwy 26 Near Lower Dorray

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 08:27 AM
Glencoe, CA...CHP is reporting a Vehicle Collision On Hwy 26 Near Lower Dorray. Please use cautioin in the area...

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Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Specials Through April 4th! When Only The Best Deli Meats Will Do!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2017 08:07 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...When only the best deli sandwich, and the best deli meats will do. Columbus is committed to crafting great-tasting salami and deli meats for almost 100 years. Using only premium cuts of pork and beef, and whole chicken and turkey breasts in our products-never the "chopped and formed" meat others use. 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


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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Algiers Street Walking Bridge Senior Project By Ryan Heryford

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2017 08:35 PM
Murphys, CA...Algiers Street Walking Bridge Sponsorship. To Murphys Community Supporters, I am writing you this letter to tell you of a community concern of mine. The Algiers Street road bridge near Murphys Park has been a safety hazard for local pedestrians for a long time. Tourists and locals find the Black Bart Theater parking lot a great place to park, but they must cross the dangerous one-lane road bridge to walk to the park, Veterans Memorial and Main Street. On popular weekends, the bridge becomes a bottleneck and can get jammed up with both pedestrians and vehicles. I have been working on a solution to fix this unsafe situation. My project consists of the installation of a 60’ walking bridge, parallel to the existing Algiers Street road bridge (See attached image). This bridge has been my Eagle Scout and Senior Project for the past year. The walking bridge area has been surveyed, engineered, had a wetlands study done and is now ready for construction.

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Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore and Assembly Speaker Announce New Taxes To Pay For Road Repairs and Transportation Investments

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2017 06:54 PM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined labor, business and local leaders to announce a landmark transportation investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. The $5 billion-a-year program will cost most drivers less than $10 a month and comes with strict new accountability provisions to ensure funds can only be spent on transportation.

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Tentative Parcel Map For West Point Dollar General

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/29/2017 04:03 PM
Calaveras County, Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249 2016-002 Tentative Parcel Map for West Point Dollar General: The applicant is requesting approval of a Tentative Parcel Map to divide a 4.42-acre parcel into two (2) separate legal parcels. The vacant property has a General Plan land use designation of Community Center and is zoned C2 (General Commercial). The project will be accessed via a proposed access and public utilities easement extending from an existing driveway on Highway 26. In addition, the applicant has made a request for a road modification to reduce the standards for on-site road improvements required by the County Road Ordinance. The initial study addresses potential project related impacts to transportation/traffic only. The subject property is located at on Highway 26 in West Point. APN: 008-016-009 is a portion of Block 4, Lot 12, Por. Lot 3.

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First 5 Calaveras Soliciting Applications For Grant Funding

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/29/2017 03:39 PM
Calaveras County, CA...First 5 Calaveras has completed their Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2022 and is announcing a Solicitation of Applications for grant funding for specific services in Calaveras County. Services are to begin on July 1, 2017 and continue for up to three fiscal years, through June 30, 2020, with the intent to renew, after review, for two additional years.

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Calaveras Business Resource Center Grand Opening

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/29/2017 02:02 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce, California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) and Central Sierra Economic Development District (CSEDD) are proud to announce the grand opening of the Calaveras Business Resource Center (CBRC) located at 7 Main Street in San Andreas on April 13, 2017 at 3:00pm.

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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through April 4th

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2017 01:56 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Specials Through April 4th

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John Muir To Tell Tales In Angels Camp

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/29/2017 01:37 PM
Angels Camp, CA...As part of ongoing education about our region’s natural environment, the Foothill Conservancy will host critically acclaimed actor Lee Stetson portraying renowned Yosemite naturalist John Muir on Sunday, April 30 in Angels Camp. The performance will be in the Elliott A. Smart Performing Arts Center at Bret Harte High School, 323 S. Main St., beginning at 3:00 p.m.

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What’s Happening In Murphys This Week ~ March 29th Through April 7th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/29/2017 01:15 PM
Murphys, CA...Planning to spend a Saturday shopping in Murphys, try out the Saturday Hopper bus service running between Valley Springs and now Arnold! Marisolio Cooking Classes – Join the folks at Marisolio on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month to learn new recipes and techniques featuring their olive oil and vinegar products. Classes are held at 10am and 6pm at the Tasting Room. Visit for more details.

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New Calaveras Transit Schedules Take Effect April 3rd

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/29/2017 11:00 AM
Calaveras County, CA...All new bus schedules can be seen at Highlights of the new Calaveras Transit routes and schedules include more frequent service on a main route, the Red Line, from La Contenta Plaza at Highway 26 and Vista del Lago Drive to San Andreas, Angels Camp, and Columbia College.

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Calaveras County Sheriff's Logs For March 28th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/29/2017 10:48 AM
San Andreas, CA...The latest activity logs for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies are attached:

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Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs For March 27th

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/29/2017 10:37 AM
Sonora, CA...Sonora, CA... Tuolumne County Sheriff's Logs for March 27th are enclosed:

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The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Will Once Again Hold Calaveras Idol During The 2017 Fair

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/29/2017 10:27 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Singers from across the county are encouraged to come and share their talent. Those interested in competing need to turn in their waiver and $15 entry fee by April 28, 2017. Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent's signature. Only the first 10 forms will be accepted. The competition will occur at noon Friday, May 19 on the lawn stage.

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Connor Slocombe Wins The 2017 National ODOR-EATERS® ROTTEN SNEAKER CONTEST®

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2017 07:56 AM
New York, NY...This year seven participants from across the country worked hard to stink up their shoes for a chance to win the national title at the Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest held at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square. The regional winners admitted to wearing no socks, stepping in slop of all sources, and even claimed it was just their “sweet girly essence”, but only one pair of sneakers out-stunk them all and they belonged to 12-year old, Connor, from Eagle River, AK.

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Orthodox Jews Protest Israel's Military Draft Law

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2017 07:53 AM
Jerusalem, IL...Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews gathered yesterday (Tuesday) to protest Israel's Military Draft Law, resulting in the forced enlistment of many Orthodox Jews. The protestors also decried Israel's brutal tactics to crack down peaceful protestors. The demonstration was organized by the Edah HaChareidis – a Rabbinic umbrella association representing hundreds of Orthodox Jewish congregations with a combined membership of over 250,000. During the protest, leading Rabbis sharply attacked Israel's conscription policy, passed in 2014, curtailing a 60 year old policy exempting all Yeshiva students from military service. Since then, many who refused to enlist were incarcerated for weeks and even months under brutal conditions. Those who peacefully protest those policies are subject to harsh punishments as well.

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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 29: Mom and Pop Businesses

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2017 07:48 AM
Washington, DC...Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: Profile America — Wednesday, March 29th. While shoppers and communities often welcome the opening of a major department store or a branch of a big-box chain, they are also the cause of some concern. Small local businesses face greater competition, yet those small businesses are an outsized engine of economic growth. Additionally, they are important distinguishing features in local communities. That's why today is Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. In 2012, there were nearly 28 million business firms in the U.S., but only 5.4 million of them had paid employees. In that group, over 2.7 million-- about half-- were enterprises having four or fewer employees. Almost 10 million of America's business enterprises are women-owned. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at

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Local Patients Embrace Personal Touch At MTMC Cancer Center

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/27/2017 10:53 AM
San Andreas, CA...Compassionate care in a friendly, convenient setting draws an ever-increasing number of patients to the
Cancer Center at Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas. “We treat our patients like family,” says Center Director Dr. Shiva Singhal, MD, MPH. “We provide the same high quality care here close to home as you would expect to find in a large city – but we connect with patients and their families in a more personal way.”

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Free Senior Planning Workshop Coming Up In May

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/24/2017 11:39 AM
San Andreas, CA...Free Senior Planning Workshop Coming Up In May

Welcoming Lisa Andrews, Nurse Practitioner To Cedarwood Internal Medicine

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/22/2017 10:59 AM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Lisa Andrews, NP, to Cedarwood Internal Medicine where she has joined Fred Shield, MD, to provide primary care for adolescents and adults.

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Consumer Confidence Index Increased Sharply in March, Index Now at 27-Year High.

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 09:30 PM
New York, NY...The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had increased in February, improved sharply in March. The Index now stands at 125.6 (1985=100), up from 116.1 in February. The Present Situation Index rose from 134.4 to 143.1 and the Expectations Index increased from 103.9 last month to 113.8. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers buy and watch. The cutoff date for the preliminary results was March 16.

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President Trump Signs an Energy Independence Executive Order

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 05:47 PM
Washington, DC...“I am going to lift the restrictions on American energy, and allow this wealth to pour into our communities.” – Donald J. Trump

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Tickets For 21st Annual Renner Winery Bonfire On Sale Now!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 05:08 PM
Murphys, CA...The 21st Annual Renner Winery Bonfire in the Vineyard is our best event. This year, it will happen on Saturday, April 29th starting at 6:00 pm. We will have a great dinner, music and dancing to the great local band, Jill & The Giants. This promises to be a wonderful experience enjoying the beautiful vineyard in the height of spring! Call the Tasting Room for tickets, (209)728-2314, or we should have them available on our website by the end of the week. Shuttle service will be available from our Tasting Room in downtown Murphys.

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CCWD Partners With CNPS To Host Fourth Annual Native Plant Sale

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 04:55 PM
San Andreas,CA...The Sierra Foothills Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is holding the fourth annual Native Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday April 8 at the Calaveras County Water District’s (CCWD) headquarters at 120 Toma Court, San Andreas.

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Start Smart ~ Teen Driver Safety Class

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 04:45 PM
Sonora, CA...The California Highway Patrol is hosting the 'Start Smart,' free teen driver safety class on Thursday May 18th. The class is for current and prospective teenage drivers as well as their parents or guardians and will take place at the Tuolumne County Ambulance Center.

Event occurs on 05/18/2017 from 05:00 PM to .

New California Law Puts Charge In Lead-Acid Battery Sales

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 04:25 PM
Sacramento,CA...Beginning April 1, 2017, sales of lead-acid batteries will be subject to two $1 fees. Manufacturers will pay a $1 fee for every lead-acid battery sold to a retailer, wholesaler, distributor, or other person for retail sale in California. Consumers will pay a $1 fee on each purchase of a replacement lead-acid battery.

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Ebbetts Pass Soccer Player Development League Training Program

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 04:16 PM
Murphys, CA...FREE SUMMER SOCCER CAMP BACK AGAIN FOR 2017! Register NOW for our 6th Annual Pre Season League Training Program. Following the huge success of last summer's training program attracting nearly 170 players per day, EPYSL has again invested in player development and invited UK International to Murphys for summer 2017.

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Measure B Deleted From Ballot Says Calaveras County Registrar Of Voters

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 03:06 PM
San Andreas – March 28, 2017 – The Registrar of Voters, Rebecca Turner, received a court order from the Calaveras County Superior Court regarding Case No 17CV42233. The ruling orders the Registrar of Voters to delete Measure B from the ballot. It was ruled the language of Measure B failed to substantially comply with. Election Code section 9124. Ballots containing only Measure B will not be mailed. Votes for or against Measure B will not be counted
The Special Election for the following Special Districts will proceed: Saddle Creek Community Services District – Measure A, Copperopolis Fire Protection District – Measure C, Copper Cove Rocky Road Community Services District – Measure D. Additional information concerning the election may be obtained from the Calaveras County Elections website: , or contact the elections office at (209)754-6376.

Ebbetts Pass Soccer 2017 Fall Registration Opens April 1st

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 02:48 PM
Murphys, CA...EPYSL's fall recreational and competitive programs are the most popular component of the Leagues year-round programming, introducing and expanding the game of soccer to over 450 players each season.

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Light It Up Blue For World Autism Day

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 02:41 PM
Sonora, CA... In recognition of World Autism Day on Sunday, April 2, Sonora Regional Medical Center will once again be lit up in blue throughout the night. Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates the start of its signature campaign Light It Up Blue (#LIUB) along with the international autism community, in recognition of UN sanctioned World Autism Day and April, World Autism Month.

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Calaveras Cares Information Faire ~ Saturday, April 1st

Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 02:33 PM
Murphys, CA...This Saturday 16 Calaveras County Non-profit organizations are presenting an information faire as well as jazz by the Eisenman Trio, chicken in a barrel lunch and kids activities on Saturday April 1st, 2017 at the Native Sons of the Golden West Hall in Murphys, CA. The free event begins at noon and will feature information booths, a silent auction, raffles, and an opportunity to learn about community services in Calaveras Coounty.

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Don't Miss The Big Flooring Sale Going On Now At Pinnell's In Sonora & Angels Camp

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 02:18 PM
Angels Camp & Sonora, CA....Thank You For Voting Pinnell's Carpet One The Best In The Mother Lode Since 2005! When you visit Pinnell's, our team makes sure your project gets completed with the same care we would do to our own home! For 4 generations Pinnell's has been in the flooring industry and has been serving the tri-county area for over 40 years! We train and certify all of our in house installation team! Quality is what we do! Thank you for voting us Best of the Mother Lode since 2005!”

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Judge Rules Measure B To Be Withdrawn From Ballot

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2017 01:52 PM
San Andreas, CA..."The Petition For Writ Of Mandate of Jeremy Carlson is GRANTED. Respondent Rebecca Turner, in her official capacity as Calavera.~ County Clerk recorder and Registrar of Voters is ordered to the extent possible to delete Measure B from the voter ballot and where that is not practical to take no further action (including counting of any votes) relative to the proposed initiative designated Measure B with regard to the 5/2117 Calaveras County special election. The clerk shall provide notice of (his ruling to the parties forthwith. Petitioner Jeremy Carlson to prepare a formal order in compliance with Rule of Court 3.1312 in conformance with this ruling. It is so Ordered, March 28, 2017"

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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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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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