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COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments: What you need to know

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 05:59 PM
Washington, DC... The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

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Amador County Public Health Reports Contact Investigations

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 05:53 PM
Amador County, CA – The Amador County Public Health Department confirms that contact investigations are underway related to two positive cases of COVID-19. These individuals are employed in Amador but do not reside within the county. During contact investigations all persons who were in close contact with a confirmed case are contacted, evaluated, and given further instructions. “These newly confirmed cases are an indication of the increasing circulation of the novel coronavirus in California, as expected, given the patterns in our state and region” says Dr. Rita Kerr, Amador County Health Officer.

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The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 6,932 Cases,150 Deaths

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 05:33 PM
Sacramento, CA...The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 6,932 confirmed cases and 150 deaths. For more information on COVID-19 and California's response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

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Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 02:07 PM
Washington, DC...Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing

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Rabid Skunk Killed in Mountain Ranch

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 01:57 PM
San Andreas, CA...On March 27, 2020 Animal Services investigated a dog on skunk attack in the 8000 block of Avenue A in Mountain Ranch. Two dogs killed a skunk the day prior and the owner called to report the incident. The skunk was sent to the San Joaquin Public Health Laboratory for rabies testing. The test came back positive for rabies. The dogs were both current on their rabies vaccines and have been placed on a mandatory quarantine as a precaution.
If anyone in the area believes their animal(s) may have come in contact with this skunk please contact our office at 209-754-6509.

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What the CARES Act Means for You ~ from Sabrina Julian

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 01:41 PM
Murphys, CA...The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every facet of American life and severely impacted the markets and economy. Congress and the federal government have acted to help individuals and businesses get through this difficult time. Most recently, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) on March 27, 2020. The House passed the bill by voice vote earlier that day, and the Senate unanimously passed it on March 25. The $2.2 trillion bipartisan bill, the most expensive legislation ever enacted, resulted from negotiations between Treasury Security Steven Mnuchin and Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle. The following are highlights of many of the federal relief opportunities created thus far which may benefit you.

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Governor Newsom to Announce New Initiative to Help Older Californians Stay Connected

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 12:39 PM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Newsom to Announce New Initiative to Help Older Californians Stay Connected

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Traffic Update....Brush Fire Reported Near Hwy 49 & 12

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 12:35 PM
San Andreas, CA...Traffic Update....Brush Fire Reported Near Hwy 49 & 12. They may already have this one taken care of but please use caution in the area...


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Traffic Update....Chevy Truck vs Tree on Hwy 26 Between Paloma & Hwy 12

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 12:26 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Traffic Update....Chevy Truck vs Tree on Hwy 26 Between Paloma & Hwy 12

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Drifting Practice Behind Wal-Mart Ends Badly for Sonora Man

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 09:45 AM
Sonora, CA...from the Sonora Police Dept..."On Sunday around 4:15 pm, , 20-year-old Anthony M. Tuchsen of Sonora was attempting to “drift” a 2003 Hyundai at high speeds behind Wal-Mart in the Crossroads Shopping Center when he lost control of the vehicle, collided with a chain link fence and rolled the vehicle onto its driver's side. Tuchsen fled the scene on foot but was located shortly after and identified as the driver. He displayed objective signs of intoxication and was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI. Fortunately neither Tuchsen nor his 20-year-old male passenger were injured in this collision."


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Tuolumne County Sheriff Ask Visitors to Please Stay Home

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 09:14 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Tuolumne County Sheriff..."During a pandemic, we can certainly understand why many would wish to seek shelter in the foothills of Tuolumne County. Although we normally appreciate and invite people from all over the world, we are asking all visitors to postpone their plans until the state and federal “stay-at-home” orders are lifted. As a smaller community with a relatively high vulnerable population, travelers pose a greater risk to residents of Tuolumne County. Furthermore, visitors who become ill place an even higher burden on our health care system, which could be quickly overwhelmed. Please do not worry about missing out because access to all parks, forests, and waterways are closed until the order is lifted.

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Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Parrots Ferry Rd / Airola Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 08:33 AM
Vallecito, CA...Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Parrots Ferry Rd / Airola Rd. Please use caution in the area.


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Traffic Update...No Humans Injured in Vehicle vs Deer Collision Near Crystal Lake Dr & Crystal Falls Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 08:13 AM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update...No Humans Injured in Vehicle vs Deer Collision Near Crystal Lake Dr & Crystal Falls Dr


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Traffic Update....Cow Violating Stay at Home Order & Heading Westbound Near Ridge Rd / Lupe Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 08:05 AM
Pine Grove, CA...Traffic Update....Cow Violating Stay at Home Order & Heading Westbound Near Ridge Rd / Lupe Rd. She mooed at officers and told them the order doesn't apply to her and said she would chew her cud when and where she wants to....


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

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 07:01 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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President Trump & Members of the Coronavirus Task Force March 30 Press Briefing

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/31/2020 12:59 AM
Washington, DC...Okay, thank you very much. Thank you. Very comfortable here. A lot of room. And we appreciate you being here. Yesterday I announced that we would be extending our social distance guidelines through the end of April. This is based on modeling that shows the peak in fatalities will not arrive for another two weeks. The same modeling also shows that, by very vigorously following these guidelines, we could save more than 1 million American lives. Think of that: 1 million American lives.

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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief to California Small Businesses

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 11:35 PM
Sacramento, CA...Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for businesses. The executive order allows the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) to offer a 90-day extension for tax returns and tax payments for all businesses filing a return for less than $1 million in taxes. That means small businesses will have until the end of July to file their first-quarter returns.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 10:01 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Road Conditions Update....No Chain Controls but Most Parking Lots Including Big Trees State Park Are Closed.

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 09:54 PM
Arnold, CA...This highway information is the latest reported as of Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 09:28 PM. As the Stay at Home order starts to show progress in slowing the rate of COVID-19 Expansion all residents are asked to stay in the country of their primary residence.


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Amador County Health Officer Issues Orders on Use of Lodging Facilities and Non-Test Based Surveillance

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 06:37 PM
Amador County, CA – With increasing cases statewide of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Amador County Health Officer Dr. Rita Kerr has issued additional orders for Amador County. These orders serve to enhance measures already being taken to slow the spread and preserve critical health care capacity. “Our top priority is the health and safety of our community and we are reminding everyone of the importance of the Stay at Home Order,” says Dr. Rita Kerr, Amador County Health Officer. “Our residents, health care providers, employers, and lodging facilities all serve an important role in our local COVID-19 mitigation and response.”

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Second Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Tuolumne County

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 05:46 PM
Sonora, CA....The Public Health Department was notified today that a 34-year-old female resident of Tuolumne county tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered while isolated at home. The individual’s exposure to COVID-19 occurred outside of the county in an area with community transmission before the State Health Officer stay-at-home order was issued. The person has remained isolated in their home since the onset of symptoms and has completed the isolation time period.

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The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 5,763 Cases, 83,800 Tests Done, 56,550 Test Results Pending, 135 Deaths

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 05:36 PM
Sacramento, CA...The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 5,763 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California's response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

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Governor Newsom Announces California Health Corps, a Major Initiative to Expand Health Care Workforce to Fight COVID-19

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 05:16 PM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom today launched a major new initiative to expand California’s health care workforce and recruit health care professionals to address the COVID-19 surge. Health care professionals with an active license, public health professionals, medical retirees, medical and nursing students, or members of medical disaster response teams in California are all encouraged to join the new California Health Corps.


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Alpine County Sheriff Implores Everyone to Stay Home

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 02:42 PM
Markleeville, CA...From Alpine County Sheriff Rick Stevens. "Whether you agree or disagree with the current events happening In our world, we ail must deal with them. Alpine County does not have the resources for an influx of second homeowners who want to come here and people recreating from areas affected by COVID-19. There is almost nowhere to recreate. The National Forests are being shut down. Parking lots and restrooms are closed, along with stores and restaurants.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Building with Possible Injuries Near Sr49 / Gold Oak Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 11:53 AM
San Andreas, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle vs Building with Possible Injuries Near Sr49 / Gold Oak Rd


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U.S. Covid-19 Infections Rise to 153,246, Deaths 2,828, Recovered 5,545

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 11:44 AM
Baltimore, MD...The latest from the Coronavirus dashboard from Johns Hopkins University. As the infections start to soar in North American it tells the magnitude and spread of the problem. If you dig into it you can see when a country peaked and when they started the recovery phase. It is a great source for actual data including those who have recovered. Just click the image below...


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Two Deceased & Three with Major Injures in Fatal Collision Near SR-16 & Welsh Pond Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 09:23 AM
Drytown, CA...Last night there was another horrific collision on our local roads that left 2 deseased & 3 more with major injuries. The following is from CHP Amador..."A collision occurred between a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze and a 2013 Volkswagen Passat on State Route 16, west of Welsh Pond Road. The collision left two persons deceased and three others with major injuries. The collision forced the closure of State Route 16 for several hours as emergency personnel investigated the scene. It is unknown at this time the cause of the traffic collision. It is also unknown if alcohol or drugs played a significant role in the collision."

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/30/2020 07:02 AM
Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings from 7-10am. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our area ranked not only in the top one percent but in the top one half of one percent. So in the ups and downs of daily life remember you don’t have to be a Gates, Buffett or Bezos to live like the one percent. Just live here!



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National Doctors' Day 2020 is Monday, March 30 in United States

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 09:47 PM
San Andreas, CA...Our doctors never seek gratitude. But they sure deserve it. On Doctors' Day, we celebrate the dedicated professionals who impact, improve, and yes, save lives. Our doctors are the face of our medical centers and we couldn't be prouder. Not just for everything they do, but for the kind and compassionate ways in which they do them. Today, and every day, thank you for putting the care in healthcare. Dignity Health, Mark Twain Medical Center, Hello humankindness.

Fox Security, Helping You Secure What Matters Most

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 09:39 PM
Arnold, CA...We look forward to helping you secure what matters most
Fox Security prides itself in being family owned and operated for over 20 years! Since 1993 we have called The Bay Area and The Sierras our home, providing residents with the highest quality in low voltage installations and services.



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Shop, Click & Deliver with Express Purchase from Sonora Ford

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 09:25 PM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Ford COVID-19 - Update...As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of Coronavirus, we feel it is important to share with you what we are doing to help keep people safe and healthy. Please be assured we have protocols in place, and are following CDC and local public health official’s recommendations. As part of our protocols, our dealership has heightened its cleaning and disinfecting procedures to maintain a healthy environment for our customers and staff. In addition, we've instructed anyone who is not feeling well to stay home out of an abundance of caution.





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Beautiful Arnold Home on Kit Carson Circle from Cedar Creek Realty

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 09:16 PM
Arnold, CA...Meticulously Remodeled! Very Well Maintained! Awesome View! What more could you ask for? This impressive mountain home features 3 bedrooms (with master on main level), 3 full bathrooms, a bonus room for sleeping extra people (or use it as a rec room), a heated & fully finished workshop plus a huge storage area under the garage with concrete floor and built-in wine storage cubbies. Upgrades done 7 - 10 years ago include: new 40 year roof, new vinyl windows, wood floors, maple trims & interior doors, maple cabinets, custom tile and granite counter-tops in downstairs bathroom and kitchen & new carpet in the bedrooms. Stainless steel kitchen appliances. Marble counter-tops in upstairs bathrooms. Exterior recently painted too. Located on a quiet circular street with gentle down-slope driveway leading to a single car garage. Fully furnished, just bring your suitcase and some wall hangings.









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RE/MAX GOLD in Murphys Has Your Real Estate Needs Covered

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 08:30 PM
Murphys, CA...RE/MAX GOLD in Murphys Has Your Real Estate Needs Covered. It All Starts Here! Let us welcome you home to RE/MAX GOLD in Murphys serving Calaveras County. Year-round events, mountain and foothills recreation, culinary excellence, an award-winning up-and-coming wine region, picturesque historic downtowns and a thriving arts community make Calaveras County an especially appealing place to visit. In addition, we are constantly hearing about the friendliness of our local community.

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Your Dream Home Or Ranch Awaits at Realty World Classic Foothill Properties

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 08:19 PM
Valley Springs, CA...Whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced investor, you’ll find useful information about how to choose the “right” property, making an offer, negotiating, financing, mortgage rates, moving, and everything involved in making an informed home buying decision in today’s market. If you currently own property and are thinking about selling it, this site contains information about preparing your home for sale, selecting the right agent, pricing your home appropriately, marketing it effectively, going through the inspection process, and receiving a timely market evaluation.

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Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing...Social Distancing Guidelines Continue till April 30th

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 04:12 PM
Washington, DC...Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing...Social Distancing Guidelines Continue till April 30th

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Governor Newsom and Mayor Liccardo Tour Bloom Energy, Which is Refurbishing Ventilators for Use in California Hospitals During COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 03:23 PM
Sunnyvale, CA...Today, Governor Gavin Newson and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo toured the Bloom Energy ventilator refurbishing site in Sunnyvale. Through a partnership with the state, Bloom Energy has transformed its production facility to quickly refurbish life-saving ventilators to provide California with the critical equipment it needs to prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients.




Governor Newsom, Mayor Liccardo and Bloom Energy CEO KR Sridhar visit ventilator refurbishing site in Sunnyvale
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Your Take-Out Food & Drinks are Just a Phone Call Away from Sequoia Woods!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 11:50 AM
Arnold, CA...The phones are now open for takeout orders for this evening. Just call us by 6:30 for a hot dinner that you can pick up in about 20 minutes! Beverages available, too! 795-1000 ext. 5


Now is the Perfect Time for Those Home Improvement Projects. Free Delivery Available!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 11:36 AM
Arnold, CA...Now is the Perfect Time for Those Home Improvement Projects! Below are the March Red Hot Buys at your local Arnold Ace Home Center. Arnold Ace Home Center is now offering free next day delivery to their customers from Murphys to Dorrington. Next day orders over $50 are free, same day and small orders available for a delivery fee. Order on acehardware.com or call 795-1331 to place your order. Some restrictions apply.







Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through March 31st. Shop Local & Save!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 09:16 AM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through March 31st. Shop Local & Save!!



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Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Now Offering Senior Shopping Hours!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 09:12 AM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets New Senior Shopping Hours. Because of the current situation, we are designating new Senior Shopping Days and Hours. Starting this Thursday, we will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6am to 8am for Seniors and those with compromised immune systems; until further notice.


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Sender's Market's Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through March 31st

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 09:05 AM
Mountain Ranch, CA...In 1950, we started out as a family operation with Erich’s father and mother, August and Freida Sender, in a century-old adobe building. The upstairs was home to the Sender family, and the first floor included groceries, a meat market, a bar, and a small eating place called Opa’s Smokehouse. On Christmas morning in 1968, the old store was destroyed by fire. But in June 1969, Sender’s Market, Inc. was opened. Since that time, there have been many changes, including remodeling, expansion, and the addition of many employees. That’s also when we added the truss plant and purchased Sender’s Market Ace Hardware in Valley Springs. Today, we're still family owned and still working hard to stock everything from pantry essentials to power tools. Whether you've got questions about the perfect cut of meat or the right kind of paint, our helpful, knowledgeable staff has you covered.



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Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/29/2020 08:59 AM
Arnold, CA...Our goal is to bring back the feel of the old Sunday Paper. It was a day for features, profiles and most importantly the Rotogravure section with all the color ads that had kids begging mom & dad for the latest toys, Dad checking out the new hardware and automotive specials and Moms everywhere looking for the best for their families. So it was a day to let the hard news and crime stories wait till Monday if they could and focus on fun, family and of course Shopping. So join us for our Big, New, Sunday Edition where we will feature everything Fun, New, & most importantly On Sale at our local stores and businesses!!!


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The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 4,643 Cases, 89,600 Tests Done, 64,400 Test Results Pending, 101 Deaths

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2020 04:18 PM
Sacramento, CA...The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 4,643 confirmed cases. For more information on COVID-19 and California's response visit the California Department of Public Health website.

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Mike's Pizza in Angels Camp, Go Where The Locals Go! Large Cheese or Pepperoni only $16.99 To-Go Everyday!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2020 04:02 PM
Angels Camp, CA...For the best Pizza in the Gold Country, go where the locals go!

Traffic Update....Injury Collision Near Fiddletown Rd / Quartz Mountain Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2020 03:57 PM
Fiddletown, CA...Traffic Update....Injury Collision Near Fiddletown Rd / Quartz Mountain Rd. Please use caution in the area....


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Traffic Update....Minor Injury Collision Near Sr49 / Main St

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2020 03:47 PM
Coulterville, CA...Traffic Update....Minor Injury Collision Near Sr49 / Main St. Please use caution in the area....


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President Trump at Naval Station Norfolk Send-Off for USNS Comfort

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2020 02:13 PM
Norfolk, VA...Thank you very much, Mark. And you’re doing a fantastic job, and our country appreciates it very much. And thank you, everybody, for being here. Today, I’m deeply honored to be at Naval Station Norfolk — the largest naval base anywhere in the world, and the home to the most powerful fleet that has ever sailed the seas. I just passed some of the most beautiful and, frankly, the most highly lethal ships that I have ever seen in my life, and there are a lot of them. And they’re in better shape now than they have been for many, many decades, with what we’re doing.


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A Dogwood To-Go Meal Is a Perfect Compliment For Binge Watching

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2020 02:00 PM
Arnold, CA...Dogwood Seasonal Cuisine In Cedar Center is the perfect place for Great To-Go Meals in the Arnold area. Or Dogwood Gift Cards can be loaded for any amount and even reloaded again and again. Shop Local, Shop Often.




FDA Grants Emergency Use For Abbott's Point of Care, Results in Minutes COVID-19 Test!

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2020 01:44 PM
Chicago, IL...FDA grants emergency use authorization for fastest available molecular point-of-care test for novel coronavirus. Abbott has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), delivering positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes. What makes this test so different is where it can be used: outside the four walls of a traditional hospital such as in the physicians' office or urgent care clinics.



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Dignity Health Offers Free Virtual Urgent Care Visits for Patients Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/28/2020 01:02 PM
San Andreas, CA....Dignity Health Mark Twain Medical Center today announced the launch of a free virtual urgent care service, Virtual Care Anywhere, for anyone in our community experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of the new coronavirus. Virtual urgent care visits are being encouraged as an initial care option for anyone who would like to discuss symptoms characteristic of COVID-19 with a health care professional.

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  1. Senator Borgeas Praises Passage of CARES Act
  2. President Trump at Signing of H.R.748, The CARES Stimulus Act
  3. Governor Newsom Grants Executive Clemency
  4. Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Establishing Statewide Moratorium on Evictions
  5. Governor Newsom on Passage of Federal Supplemental Stimulus Bill
  6. The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 3,801 Cases, 88,400 Tests Done, 65,000 Test Results Pending, 78 Deaths
  7. Calaveras County Public Health Officer Orders All Individuals Living in Calaveras to Stay Home (Updated with Order)
  8. Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing
  9. Calaveras Connect Transit Service to Reduce Services During COVID-19 Crisis
  10. House Passes ,000,000,000,000 COVID-19 Stimulus Package
  11. Calaveras Community Foundation Announces Availability of COVID-19 Grants
  12. The King is 103! Fellow Rotarians Wish King McPherson Happy 103rd Birthday!!
  13. Angels Camp Parks Closed In Response to COVID 19
  14. California State Parks Block Vehicle Access to Additional Parks to Slow Spread of COVID-19
  15. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Testing Positive for Coronavirus.
  16. Traffic Update....Vehicle on Its Roof Near SR108 / Tulloch Dam Rd
  17. Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.
  18. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.....New Stories Below
  19. Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Hwy 108 & Rock Shop
  20. Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Copper Cove Dr / Sawmill Rd
  21. Calaveras COVID-19 Community Call Center Activated
  22. The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for State of California 3,006 Cases, 77,800 Tests Done, 57,400 Test Results Pending, 65 Deaths
  23. Calaveras County Public Health Officer Clarifying "Stay-at-Home" Order Banning Recreational Stays at Lodging Facilities
  24. Forest Service Closes Developed Recreation Sites in California Until April 30
  25. 3rd Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Calaveras County
  26. Traffic Update....Vehicle into Ditch & Propane Tank on Canyonview Dr.
  27. Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing
  28. Pelosi on Senate Passage of Third Coronavirus Response Bill
  29. Sender's Market's Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through March 31st
  30. Confirmed Case of COVID-19 From Mono Country Being Treated in Tuolumne County
  31. The City of Sonora Mayor & Administrator Implore You to Shop Local!
  32. Red Cross Blood Drive at CUSD District Office on April 9th! Schedule Your Appointment Today!
  33. CCWD to Conduct Sewer Smoke Testing in Copperopolis Starting March 26
  34. CCWD Board Temporarily Suspends Utility Bill Late Fees and Lock-offs
  35. Traffic Update....Vehicle Stuck on Retaining Wall on Edgemont Acres Road.
  36. Supervisor Merita Callaway on Vacation Rentals in Ebbetts Pass Area
  37. Now is the Perfect Time for Those Home Improvement Projects. Free Delivery Available!
  38. Traffic Update....Horrific, Fiery Fatal Collision This Morning on Hwy 108 East of Oakdale
  39. The Views When Practicing Social Distancing Are Better in Some Locations
  40. U.S. Covid-19 Infections Rise to 69,210, Deaths 1,042, Recovered 616
  41. Jobless Claims Soar to 3,283,000 as Coronavirus Strikes Jobs Market
  42. Mornings with the One Percent™ Was 9 till Noon Today...This Morning's Replays are Below.
  43. Dignity Health Offers Free Virtual Urgent Care Visits for Patients Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms
  44. Bistro Espresso's Full Menu Online & Available All Day
  45. National Doctors' Day 2020 is Monday, March 30 in United States
  46. Shop, Click & Deliver with Express Purchase from Sonora Ford
  47. Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Now Offering Senior Shopping Hours!
  48. McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0
  49. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below
  50. Traffic & Fire Update...5th Wheel Trailer on Fire on Italian Bar Road

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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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