New York, NY...Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump will go on to accept the nomination at the party’s national convention in Cleveland. (May 26 AP)
Sonora, CA...With more than 40 million trees dead across California and even more dying, the face of recreation opportunities on national forest lands is changing. Four years of extreme drought and bark beetle infestation, combined with ongoing work to mitigate public safety hazards means some Stanislaus National Forest (STF) sites will not be open to the public for Memorial Day weekend and some may not open this summer.
Silver Springs, MD...Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have updated nutritional information for most packaged foods sold in the United States, that will help people make informed decisions about the foods they eat and feed their families. “I am thrilled that the FDA has finalized a new and improved Nutrition Facts label that will be on food products nationwide,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “This is going to make a real difference in providing families across the country the information they need to make healthy choices.”
President Obama's Weekly Address On Expanding Overtime Pay
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/21/2016 03:30 AM
Washington, DC...Hi everybody. Last summer, I got a letter from a woman named Elizabeth Paredes from Tucson, Arizona. Elizabeth is the mom of a 3-year-old boy, and an assistant manager at a sandwich shop. She earns about $2,000 a month, and she routinely works some 50 hours a week, sometimes even more. But because of outdated overtime regulations, she doesn’t have to be paid a dime of overtime. She wrote: “It’s not easy work and requires a lot of time away from my son… at times I find [it's] not worth it.”
Donald Trump Releases List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/18/2016 01:19 PM
New York, NY...Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. The following list of potential Supreme Court justices is representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value and, as President, I plan to use this list as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court Justices.”
President's Weekly Address: A Conversation About Addiction With Macklemore
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/14/2016 08:10 AM
Washington, DC...THE PRESIDENT: Hi, everybody. I’ve got a special guest with me this week – Macklemore. For those of you who don’t share the same love for hip-hop, he’s a Grammy-winning artist – but he’s also an advocate who’s giving voice to a disease we too often just whisper about: the disease of addiction. MACKLEMORE: Hey, everybody. I’m here with President Obama because I take this personally. I abused prescription drugs and battled addiction. If I hadn’t gotten the help I needed when I needed it, I might not be here today. And I want to help others facing the same challenges I did.
Commissioner David Tunno Resigns Over Marijuana BOS Vote
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/13/2016 01:33 PM
Valley Springs, CA...For a year and a half, the Commission has been doing its job to produce the elements of the General Plan to pass along to the board. Collectively, we have put in countless hours editing the General Plan in a way that we believe preserves the culture of the County while striving to improve it as a desirable place to live and raise a family. For my part, I know that I did this work for far less than minimum wage. I did it because I wanted to make a contribution to the County.
Saddle Creek Plays Host To District 4 Candidates Night. Full Meeting Video
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/12/2016 02:09 AM
Copperopolis, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Calaveras County Taxpayers Association and the Angels Camp Business Association organized a Candidates Night for District 4. The venue was beautiful Saddle Creek. During this event candidates Sherri Smith, Dennis Mills and Ann Radford were given the opportunity to speak on their vision for the county and answered a series of business related questions. The subjects ranged from how to handle the marijuana issue to economic development and business retention and support.
Supervisor Candidates Night For District 4 Is Tonight, May 11th
Posted by: thepinetree on 05/11/2016 08:07 AM
San Andreas & Copperopolis, CA...The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Calaveras County Taxpayers Association, the Angels Camp Business Association and the Valley Springs Area Business Association will host our Annual Candidates Night for District 4. During this event, each candidate will be given the opportunity to speak on their vision for the county and will be given a series of business related questions. The District 4 Candidates Night will be held on May 11, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm at Saddle Creek Golf Resort located at 1001 Saddle Creek Dr. in Copperopolis. Running for this district supervisor position will be Sherri Smith, Dennis Mills and Ann Radford.