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Thursday, Jun 22
03:00 PM City of Angels Camp Budget Discussions On June 22
05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Friday, Jun 23
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Jun 24
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
06:00 PM Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
06:30 PM GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold
07:00 PM Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents Front Country Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Sunday, Jun 25
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
03:00 PM University of Texas Students to Bicycle 4000 miles to Support Cancer Care
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
Monday, Jun 26
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
Tuesday, Jun 27
10:00 AM Marisolio Tasting Bar-Polish Pierogis
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
Wednesday, Jun 28
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
05:30 PM Milliaire’s Locals’ Night series is back! Join Them on June 28th
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
06:30 PM Calaveras County Arts Council is Proud to Present the 26th Annual Music in the Parks Series of Conce
Thursday, Jun 29
04:00 PM Want to Have a Positive Impact on a Young Person?
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
Friday, Jun 30
05:00 PM Copper Cellars 5 Year Anniversary
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Jul 1
All Day Grand Re-Opening Of Bear Valley General Store On July 1st
09:30 AM Get Ready To Race In The Firecracker Mile!!
10:00 AM 45th Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
06:30 PM GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold
Sunday, Jul 2
Until 05:00 AM 45th Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
Monday, Jul 3
10:45 AM Sierra Grief Support Groups
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
Tuesday, Jul 4
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
Wednesday, Jul 5
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
All Day Tanner Vineyards Flight Night
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Planned CCWD Water Outage in Arnold: Friday June 23

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2017 06:35 PM
Arnold, CA...There will be a planned water outage from 9 a.m. to noon Friday June 23 in Arnold. This service disruption will impact all residential CCWD customers on Fir Street, Dunbar Road and Linebaugh Road. It will also impact Ebbetts Pass Gas, Chevron and Arnold Ace Home Center. Those with questions or concerns about this planned water outage may contact CCWD Customer Service at (209) 754-3543 or email customerservice@ccwd.org.

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Independence Hall Needs Your Stuff! Accepting Donations Every Saturday!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2017 06:20 PM
White Pines, CA...The Flea Market is our only fundraiser for the year. The proceeds provide for maintenance of the building and grounds. It is always held on the first full weekend in August. Donations to the Flea Market are accepted all year.

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Margaret J. Soares Passes Away At 89

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2017 03:16 PM
Valley Springs, CA....Margaret J. Soares, a resident of Valley Springs for 16 years died on April 19, 2017 at the age of 89. A retiree of American Airlines. She is survived by daughters Gail Ventress of Valley Springs, Bonnie Ventress of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Son Daniel Ventress of Cobb, CA. Seven Grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Soares and 4 day old great grandson Ryder Martinez.

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Barbara Rose Russell 1924 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2017 03:02 PM
Arnold, CA...Barbara Rose Russell (Burns) passed away June 16th at the age of 93. Born May 17, 1924 in Stockton, to Edward and Irene Burns. Affectionately known as Sis or Bobbie to friends and family, she is survived by son James F Russell Jr, of Arnold and granddaughters Bonnie Esperanca and Annie Russell Zinzuvadia, four great grandsons and one great granddaughter and brother Thomas Burns.

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Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 49 Near Springfield Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2017 12:03 PM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update....Overturned Vehicle On Hwy 49 Near Springfield Road.

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Milliaire’s Locals’ Night series is back! Join Them on June 28th

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2017 10:11 AM
Murphys, CA...Milliaire’s Locals’ Night series is back! Join them on Wednesday, June 28th for live music by The Hot Dark, half price on select wines, food by La Esperanza Taco truck!

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Crews Making Progress On Repairs To Hwy 4 Over Ebbetts Pass

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2017 09:20 AM
Bear Valley, CA...Repair crews are making good progress working on the narrow, damaged roads that are Ebbetts Pass in the high country. No firm estimate yet on exact day of reopening but in the meantime it appears crews are making good progress on repairing the road to Spicer to we are awaiting a call back on firm opening date...


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Live Fire Training off of Wards Ferry Road Starting June 28th

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2017 08:57 AM
San Andreas, CA...The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Tuolumne - Calaveras Unit will be conducting live fire training in Tuolumne County. Students from around the State will be taught the proper techniques to plan and conduct complex firing operations during wildland fire suppression. Techniques learned will be utilized during suppression efforts to starve an approaching wildland fire of available vegetation.


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The Discussion Draft Of "Better Care" Has Been Released By The Senate

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2017 08:29 AM
Washington, DC...The Discussion Draft - Senate Republican Health Care Bill has been released.  View the Senate Republican Health Care bill here.Senate Republican Health Care Overhaul Proposal Seven years ago, Democrats imposed a risky health care experiment on Americans that led to skyrocketing costs and collapsing insurance markets.  Senate Republicans are working to fix the mess Democrats made by acting to rescue the millions trapped by Obamacare.  The discussion draft will:
  • Help stabilize collapsing insurance markets that have left millions of Americans with no options.
  • Free the American people from the onerous Obamacare mandates that require them to purchase insurance they don’t want or can’t afford.
  • Improve the affordability of health insurance, which keeps getting more expensive under Obamacare.
  • Preserve access to care for Americans with pre-existing conditions, and allow children to stay on their parents’ health insurance through age 26.
  • Strengthen Medicaid for those who need it most by giving states more flexibility while ensuring that those who rely on this program won’t have the rug pulled out from under them.
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Big Trees Fitness Is Now Open For Summer Fun!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/16/2017 01:16 PM
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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Got Pine Needles? Wish You Didn't? Call Today For a Free Estimate 209-795-5686

Posted by: thepinetree on 05/08/2017 10:59 AM
Arnold, CA...Get Your Yard Cleanup Done For 2017! Got Pine Needles? Let Us Help! Pine Needles, Leaves, Pruning, Weed Whipping, Hauling, Call today for a free estimate, 209-795-5686, helpmerake@gmail.com

Angels Food & Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Specials Through June 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 09:04 PM
Angels Camp & Murphys, CA...For the best Deli Sandwiches in Calaveras County, come on in and treat yourself to the tastiest and freshest 'made with love' deli sandwiches around. Angels Food Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7331 Or You may call your order in to 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order in to 209.728.3402 ext 305. Sierra Hills, Angels Food & Sierra Hills Natural Food Markets have been part of the Calaveras community since 1935. High Quality, Great Customer Service and Great Hometown Prices. "We are dedicated to providing the best to our customers. " - Mike Croshaw Wishing you Good Times & Good Cheer. Sierra Hills Market 209-728-3402 Angels Food Market 209-736-4243 Shop Local * Buy Local * Go Local

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Click Above For Their Weekly Savings. Sierra Hills Market 209.728.3402, 117 Highway 4, Murphys. Lila and Sage Catering and Cakes 209.728.2604. Angels Food Market 209.736.4243. 396 North Main Street, Angels Camp. Save 10% When you buy 4 or more bottles of liquor or wine. Remember we already have the best prices on liquor and the biggest local wine selection.
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Big Trees Market's Weekly Ad & Specials Through June 27th

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 06:26 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market's Weekly Ad & Specials Through June 27th


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Calaveras County Woman Arrested After Fleeing Burglary On Big Hill Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 05:39 PM
Sonora, CA...From the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept...."This morning at 9:42 AM, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary in progress at a cabin in the 16000 block of Big Hill Road in Sonora. The property manager gave the dispatcher a license plate number and said a man and woman just left the scene in a white Toyota pickup towards Columbia with a dresser and numerous containers in the truck. As the suspect was fleeing the scene, he attempted to hit another property manager with his pickup. Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Detectives were in the area investigating an unrelated incident when they spotted the Toyota and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The Toyota failed to yield and a short pursuit ensued. The pickup slowed down and the male driver jumped out and fled on foot while the truck was still in motion. His female passenger was still in the truck when it went over an embankment and crashed into a tree. The woman passenger, identified as 33 year old Raven Chapter of Calaveras County, exited the truck and attempted to flee on foot and was apprehended.



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President Donald Trump Rally in Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 05:04 PM
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Collision On Avery Sheep Ranch Leads To DUI Arrest

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 05:00 PM
Avery, CA...A collision on Avery Sheep Ranch Leads To DUI Arrest. An 50 year old Avery woman was driving on Avery Sheep Ranch Road late Monday evening west of Skull Ranch at approximately 35 mph when she lost control of her 1995 Ford sedan. Her vehicle entered onto the south shoulder and impacted a tree.

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Minor Injuries In Hwy 12 Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 04:47 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On June 19, 2017, at approximately 2015 hours, Party #2 (Franz) was driving Vehicle #2 (Subaru), traveling westbound on SR-12, approaching Sonny Lane. Party #1 (Baca) was driving Vehicle #1 (Pontiac), at approximately 45 mph, following a short distance behind Vehicle #2. Party #3 (Holtz) was driving Vehicle #3 (Dodge), traveling eastbound on SR-12, at approximately 45 mph, approaching Sonny Lane.

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Twisted Folk Concert Series Presents Front Country Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 04:37 PM
Vallecito, CA...Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce the next concert of our 2017 Twisted Folk Concert Series – Front Country. "What can you say about a band who says their influences include 'Bill Monroe, Paul Simon, Prince, and King Crimson?'" said winery owner Jeff Stai. “This is a band that isn't afraid to bring bluegrass into the 21st century. This ain't your father's twang-ey music!”




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Grand Re-Opening Of Bear Valley General Store On July 1st

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 04:32 PM
Bear Valley, CA...New, improved, and stocked with all the necessities. Join us on July 1st for the grand re-opening of the Bear Valley General Store, located in the Bear Valley Village! Our first 50 visitors will leave with a special gift.

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Sonora Area Foundation Announces Record Scholarship Awards

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 04:09 PM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Area Foundation announces that the 2017 scholarship season has been completed and record totals recorded. According to program manager, Lin Freer, “2017 Scholarships awarded total $371,000 with 170 awards going to 125 Tuolumne County students. This eclipses last year’s then record of $266,000 granted in 2016.” The bulk of the increase was attributed to local technology company Front Porch which substantially increased both the number of scholarships awarded and in many cases the size of the award. The company has a long history of supporting education programs in Tuolumne County and the relationship with Sonora Area Foundation was cited as a major factor related to the increased giving. “Sonora Area Foundation makes it possible to help meet needs in the community,” said CEO Zach Britton. “With the scholarships, they take care of everything; they track all the details, verify the transcripts and cut the checks. That would be a lot of work for us. They do a great job of doing all the legwork and they don’t charge any fees.”

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Music in the Parks: Juni Fisher June 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brice Station Vineyards

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 03:56 PM
Murphys, CA...Juni Fisher is an inveterate story teller and a singer of songs that will pull at your heart, tickle your funny bone, and introduce you to a cast of characters you'll love.  Sodbusters, cowboys and cowgirls, sideshow attractions, horses, pigs, chickens, and cows all come to life with Juni’s recounting of heartbreak, foolishness, cunning, hope, and love.

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City of Angels Camp Budget Discussions On June 22

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 03:49 PM
Angels Camp, CA....The Angels Camp City Council will be back in action on June 22 for Budget Discussions. They will meet at 3pm at the Angels Fire House on Vallecito Road.

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Sonora Foundation Announces The Jim and Barb Gianelli Community Fund

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 03:38 PM
Sonora, CA...Sonora Area Foundation announces that long time Sonora attorney Jim Gianelli and his wife Barb have opened a second fund at the Foundation to facilitate charitable giving for their business Gianelli & Polley, Inc. The couple has held a personal fund at the Foundation since 1999. Mr. Gianelli was a long time member and past president of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. According to Mr. Gianelli: “We have always made charitable donations directly at Gianelli & Polley and it’s worked well. However, partnering with Sonora Area Foundation has several benefits and Barb and I really like the work they’re doing in Tuolumne County and want to show our support."

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Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is Requesting Help in Locating Missing Teen.(Update...Returned Safe)

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 03:08 PM
Railroad Flat, CA...(Update...Returned Safe) On 06/19/17 at about 8:25 PM, The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office received a missing persons report on a 17-year-old female, Mikaila Dawn Hodges, out of Railroad Flat. Mikaila Hodges is allegedly in the company of 37-year-old Michael Allen Stewart out of Yuba County. They were last seen together in Railroad Flat area on 06/14/17. Mikaila Hodges has been in contact with family and friends but will not disclose her whereabouts.

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Medical Center’s Golf Tournament Raises $50,400 For Free Mobile Health Clinic

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 02:57 PM
Sonora, June 21, 2017 - Thanks to the generous support of 56 event sponsors, 129 golfers, plus donors and volunteers, Sonora Regional Medical Center’s 17th Annual Golf Classic on June 14 at Saddle Creek Golf Resort raised $50,400 for Project HOPE, its free mobile health van. Staffed by a nurse practitioner, the heath van is stationed at the Crossroads shopping center twice a week and Interfaith once a month, to provide free basic healthcare services to people who have no health insurance or who are underinsured.


Black Oak Casino Resort’s Aaron Moss, Ron Patel, Ed Wickman and BJ Nelson at the Medical Center’s Golf Classic.

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Signal Work Continues On Hwy 26

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 02:42 PM
Calaveras County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 26 (SR-26) from Gee Lane to County View Drive for traffic signal work. Work will begin Sunday, June 18, 2017, through Friday, June 23, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.

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Assault with Deadly Weapon Charge For Burson Man

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 02:38 PM
Burson, CA...On 06/20/17 at about 3:15 PM, The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 block of Davis Road for a report of a 33-year-old victim allegedly being punched and kicked by 46-year-old suspect Dale William Wichman II of Burson. It was reported that Wichman became angry at the victim and repeatedly punched and kicked the victim. The victim attempted to leave the property when Wichman allegedly armed himself with a handgun and hit the victim with the firearm while he was trying to drive away. The victim also reported that Dale Wichman fired a single shot from his firearm into the rear of his vehicle as he exited the driveway. The victim sustained injuries to his face and upper body as a result of the physical confrontation. His medical condition is unknown at this time.

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Utility Work Continues Along Hwy 4 In Arnold Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 02:30 PM
Calaveras County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 from Willow Street to Moran Road in the town of Arnold for utility work. Work will begin Monday, June 19, 2017, through Friday, June 23, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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Construction Continues On Hwy 4 Near Big Trees

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 02:25 PM
Calaveras County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 4 from upper Moran Road to Calaveras Big Trees State Park entrance for construction activities. Work will begin Monday, June 19, 2017, through Friday, June 23, 2017, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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Paving Work Continues On Hwy 88

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 02:20 PM
Amador County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be performing one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 88 from Tragedy Springs Road to the Silver Lake Campground for paving. Work will begin Monday, June 19, 2017, through Friday, June 23, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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Guardrail Work Continues On Hwy 108

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 02:16 PM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 108 (SR-108) from SR-49 to Old Wards Ferry Road for guardrail work. Crews will be working Monday, June 19, 2017, through Friday, June 23, 2017, from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. This is part of the $1 million SR-49/SR-108 guardrail and road improvement project, which began in March and is scheduled to finish in June. It is upgrading guardrail on a five-mile stretch of SR-49 from Harvard Mine Road to Columbia Way and an 11-mile stretch of SR-108 from the SR-108/SR-49 junction to Heliport Road. This project is also widening the SR-108/South Washington Street intersection, so it conforms with the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.

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Bridge Work Continues On James E. Roberts Bridge

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 02:11 PM
Tuolumne County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform one-way traffic control on eastbound and westbound State Route 120 at the James E. Roberts Bridge in Tuolumne County for bridge work. The bridge will be under one-way traffic control through the project’s completion in November 2017. Motorists should expect 10 minute delays.

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Public Hearing Set to Discuss Elimination of Bus Service to Stockton

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 12:33 PM
San Andreas, CA...The possible elimination of the Delta Gold Line, the intercity bus to Stockton, will be the topic of a public hearing held by the Board of Supervisors on June 27. The prospect of losing this resource is driven by the high cost of operating the service. Ridership has been consistently low. The Delta Gold Line began in January 2016. The bus runs twice daily on weekdays between San Andreas and Stockton, providing Calaveras County residents with public transportation to the Amtrak and Greyhound stations, Delta College, shopping, and medical facilities in Stockton.

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Free Financial Planning Basics Class With Brian Tewksbury Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 11:33 AM
San Andreas, CA...Financial Planning Basics with Brian Tewksbury, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 4pm-6pm. Mark Twain Medical Center, Classroom 2, 768 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas. RSVP with the Chamber office @ 209-754-5400 OR chamber@calaveras.org

Major Injuries to Wilseyville Man When Pinned Between Vehicle & Gas Pump

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 11:05 AM
West Point, CA...At approximately 1500 hours, Snyder was driving a Ford southbound on SR-26, approaching Main St.
Benjamin E. Breeke, 39 from Wilseyville was standing outside of his Chevrolet, which was parked next to the gas pumps, at the gas station, located on the southwest corner of SR-26 and Main Street. He was standing in between Chevy and the gas pumps. For an unknown reason, Snyder lost control of her Ford. The Ford traveled to the right and off of the roadway into the gas station parking lot where the front of the Ford collided with the left side of Chevy. The impact pushed the Chevy into Breeke, pinning him in between his Chevy and the gas pump.

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Notice to Bidders, County of Calaveras Dept. of Public Works Request for Bids: Installation of Temporary Bridge on Main Street (Blagen Road) In White Pines

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 10:50 AM
San Andreas, CA...Notice is hereby given that the Calaveras County Department of Public Works will receive sealed bids for the work shown and described in the specifications and associated documents for the subject work. Work shall consist of assembling and installing a county-furnished temporary bridge on Main Street (Blagen Road) in White Pines. The payment of prevailing wage is a requirement. All work specified by this contract shall be done per CalTrans 2010 Standard Plans and Specifications, as modified by this request for bids.

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Traffic Update....Possible Injury Collision Near Hwy 49 & Pedro Y

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 10:36 AM
Sonora, CA...CHP is reporting a possible Injury collision Near Hwy 49 & Pedro Y. Hwy 49 is blocked at this time. Please use caution in the area....

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Robert Eugene Schmauder 1937 - 2017

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 09:06 AM
San Andreas, CA...On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, a great man left this life and moved on to greater adventures.  Robert Eugene Schmauder was born in 1937 on a chicken ranch in San Andreas, California.  His mother always told the story that Robert was born on the 6th of September, but the doctor signed his birth certificate on the 9th of September.  It isn’t any surprise though, that a man this wonderful had two birthdays.  Robert spent the first part of his life helping his father mine for gold in the foothills of Northern California before joining the United States Air Force where he was in the band.  He had the distinct honor of playing for the Queen of England, Nikita Khrushchev, and many other politicians and civilians alike.  After the Air Force, Robert made his way with his family back to California where he worked for Howard Hughes, and was subcontracted out to NASA to help not only design, but build the thrusters for the Apollo Moon Landing. 

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Walk on Water with Hobie Mirage Eclipse!! Get your Standup Leg Powered SUP at SNAC!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 07:41 AM
Arnold, CA...We had the pleasure to get a Hobie Mirage Eclipse demonstration from SNAC Arnold's Max McCormick! Enjoy your time on the water with this fast, fun, human powered watercraft. They are perfect for Fun & Fitness. They are in stock now are ready for the lake!!


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Local Women Stage Handmaid’s Tale Protest at Rep. Tom McClintock’s Town Hall Meeting in Jackson

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 07:25 AM
Jackson, CA...On Monday, June 19, Sierra foothill residents staged a powerful silent protest at Rep. Tom McClintock’s Argonaut High School town hall meeting in Jackson, California. Dressed in the red robes and stark white bonnets featured in the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel, The Handmaid's Tale, a dozen women, ages 12-70, walked into the center of the gym in pairs to protest McClintock’s tenure in office and his voting record. During his time in the House, McClintock (R-CA) has voted against pay equity for women, protections against sexual harassment and discrimination, and the Violence Against Women Acts of 2009 and 2013.


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Taxpayer Alert Program Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 07:13 AM
San Andreas, CA...This is an update on the Calaveras Taxpayers Public Access TV program.   "Taxpayer Alert". This effort is a public service by volunteers and sponsored by the Calaveras County Taxpayers Association and the Calaveras County PATV Studio.  For those who do not have Calaveras cable TV, or are out of the area, previously aired programs are uploaded to YouTube and can be accessed on line.  The recent programs are listed below.


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Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Awarded Grant from Sutter Medical Group Funds to benefit Griefbusters and We Honor Veterans Programs

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 07:00 AM
Jackson, CA...Sutter Medical Group, affiliated with Sutter Medical Foundation, awarded $3,000 to Hospice of Amador & Calaveras (HOAC) on June 15th as part of their most recent Philanthropy Program funding period. Hospice of Amador & Calaveras will use the grant to bolster two critical programs: Griefbusters and We Honor Veterans.

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Bret Harte Board Honors Parent & Community Volunteers

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2017 06:51 AM
Angels Camp, CA...On Monday, June 19, Bret Harte Union High School District Governing Board member Gail Bunge, presented the tenth annual Parent/Community Volunteer Awards at the district board meeting. This year's winners were Shawn Westberg of Copperopolis and Joan and George Loomis of Angels Camp. Westberg was honored for his years of work with FFA and the Bret Harte football teams. He also serves on the Junior Livestock Fair Board. Along with his wife and son, Westberg breeds show pigs and helps the students learn how to raise and care for the animals. He is noted for his strong sense of integrity and values and has been an inspiration for many of the students. Although the Loomis' have been honored many times in Calaveras County for their generosity, community commitment, and having between 1200 and 1300 foster children come through their home, this was their first award from Bret Harte. They have had their seven children go through BH, and currently have a daughter and granddaughter at the school. They give their time to help with the drama program, Academic Decathalon, and the annual veterans' presentation. Mrs. Loomis is known for her delicious cookies which she bakes in her licensed kitchen and sells at BH meets, giving profits to student groups.

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The 2016 - 2017 Calaveras Grand Jury Final Report

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/14/2017 01:17 PM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras Grand Jury has completed their final report for the 2016-2017 Session. We have included the report in full PDF and also .Doc formats. If you click on the image below it will load the PDF version.

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Major Injury Collision in West Point

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/20/2017 08:19 PM
West Point, CA...Earlier this afternoon there was a major injury collision where at lease on vehicle was taken for evidence. We will probably have additional details from CHP in the morning...

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Get Ready To Race In The Firecracker Mile!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/20/2017 08:15 PM
Arnold, CA...Hazel Fischer Elementary Parents Club has brought back The Firecracker Mile! This "mile" race through Arnold will kick off the Annual 4th of July Parade. Runners and walkers welcome! July 1st, 2017 9:30 a.m. at the bottom of the Arnold Byway No parking at the race start. Catch the shuttle at Cedar Center at 8:00 and 8:30. Register online and check for updates at ultrasignup.com by searching "Firecracker Mile" $5 children age 4 and under I $10 everyone else Find us on Facebook at"2017 Arnold Firecracker Mile" Questions? Email arnoldfirecrackermile@gmail.com

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Mountain Lion Out For Stroll In Arnold This Morning ~ By John Michnowicz

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/20/2017 05:44 PM
Arnold, CA…A mountain lion paid us a visit and was recorded this morning in Arnold. Our house is on Bull Wacker Run and is very close to the Stanislaus National Forest boundary. The camera has recorded many different animals, fox, deer, bobcats, turkeys, etc., but this is the first mountain lion.

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CSU Offices Open to Public to Get a Break From the Heat!

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/20/2017 04:39 PM
Sonora, CA...If you need to beat the heat and stay cool, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Community Service Office locations in Groveland, Sonora, and Jamestown are air conditioned and open from 11 AM- 9 PM from now until Friday.
Come on in, bring a good book, deck of cards or just relax and make new friends.

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New Fire Prevention Specialist II, Emily Kilgore

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/20/2017 03:36 PM
San Andreas – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) is pleased to welcome Emily Kilgore, Fire Prevention Specialist II, to the Unit. Emily comes to TCU from the CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit where she worked as a Communications Operator in the Emergency Command Center. Prior to coming to work for CAL FIRE, Emily spent several years working as a Fire Prevention Technician on the Stanislaus National Forest.

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Modified "Ban" Ordinance On Commercial Cannabis Still Moving Forward

Posted by: thepinetree on 06/20/2017 03:04 PM
San Andreas, CA...Today's special study session to continue discussion of cannabis cultivation in Calaveras County, focused on comments to the Draft EIR for the proposed ordinance to ban cultivation and commercial activities associated with cannabis. At the end of the meeting board discussion centered on trying to craft an ordinance that balanced the will of the Calaveras County residents with the expanding industry statewide.


If you are being directly affected by the Boards decision on this review of the last 1/2 hour or so of the meeting.
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