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Thursday, Oct 17
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
Friday, Oct 18
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
11:00 AM MURPHYS DIGGINS ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
11:00 AM Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center Grand Opening on October 18th
04:00 PM Mountain Ranch 4H Club Enchilada Dinner
Saturday, Oct 19
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Mark Twain Wildwest Fest is October 19th in Historic Downtown Angels Camp!
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
Until 05:00 PM MURPHYS DIGGINS ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
07:00 PM The Young Dubliners – Irish Rock
Sunday, Oct 20
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
04:00 PM Austin Lounge Lizards – Folk/country/bluegrass and laughable weirdness!
Monday, Oct 21
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
Tuesday, Oct 22
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Wednesday, Oct 23
All Day Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Buy Your Drinks & Treats at Day-O Espresso on October 23rd & 24th!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting
Thursday, Oct 24
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Buy Your Drinks & Treats at Day-O Espresso on October 23rd & 24th!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
11:30 AM Tina Macuha Headlines ‘Steps to Kick Cancer’ Luncheon on Oct. 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center
11:30 AM Steps To Kick Cancer Awareness Luncheon is October 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center!
Friday, Oct 25
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
Saturday, Oct 26
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
All Day The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
05:00 PM Sunset Dinner
Sunday, Oct 27
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
All Day Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Monday, Oct 28
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
Tuesday, Oct 29
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM Spooktacular Monster Mash at Greenhorn Creek on October 29
Wednesday, Oct 30
All Day Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
All Day Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All Day Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
06:30 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Be 9 till Noon Today

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2019 06:51 AM
Arnold, CA...Mornings with the One Percent™ Will Be 9 till Noon Today

Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2019 06:38 AM
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 209.580.6035 Or You may call your order into 209.736.4243 ext 14. Sierra Hills Market Deli, Text your order to 209.753.7115 Or You may call your order into 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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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Spooktacular Monster Mash at Greenhorn Creek on October 29

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 05:32 PM
Angels Camp, CA....Spooktacular Monster Mash at Greenhorn Creek on October 29. Come and join us at this year's Spooktacular Monster Mash! Ghoulish Hors D'oeuvres, Casino, Costumes Contest, Prizes and More...Call & Reserve your spots today at 209.729.8181

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Steps to Kick Cancer Reservation Deadline Nears

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 05:24 PM
San Andreas, CA...Steps to Kick Cancer, the Oct. 24 awareness event at Mark Twain Medical Center, is drawing widespread interest across Calaveras County and beyond. Limited seating still available for the complimentary luncheon, but is expected to reach capacity before the Oct. 20 deadline. The event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 754 5919 now for reservations. “The appearance of well known Sacramento television personality Tina Macuha has prompted reservations from residents outside Calaveras County, as well as overwhelming response from locals,” notes Planning Committee member Sandie Lema. Tina will share her personal journey as a ten year breast cancer survivor. She has appeared on CW 31’s Good Day Sacramento morning show since its inception and shared her battle with breast cancer with viewers over the years.

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Victoria Marquina, 17 from Sutter Creek, Has Run Away & May Be At Risk

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 05:06 PM
Sutter Creek, CA...On October 10, 2019 around 1140 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a runaway 17 year old female named Victoria Marquina. A deputy responded and met with the Victoria’s mother in Sutter Creek. The mother informed the deputy her daughter failed to come home on Saturday October 5, 2019 after attending a concert in Sacramento. The mother was unable to contact her by phone the following day but later found her daughter’s vehicle parked near Main Street in Sutter Creek. The mother waited near the vehicle and eventually confronted her daughter about not coming home. The mother and daughter argued, with the daughter eventually leaving and telling her mother she was moving out. The mother stated she has called and sent her daughter several messages since Sunday October 6, 2019 and her daughter has not responded.


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Valley Springs Man Arrested on Assault, Battery with Serious Injury & Other Charges

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 03:01 PM
Valley Springs, CA...On October 12th, 2019 at about 11:00 pm Calaveras County Deputies responded to the 100 block of Quail Oaks Rd for report of a physical fight at the Range Bar. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a male who was in need of medical attention. This male had been the victim of a serious violent battery. Due to the extent of the victim’s injuries, he was taken to a valley hospital for emergency medical attention.

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Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 22nd

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 02:07 PM
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 22nd. Carts & Carts of Great Local Savings are Below!



Pages of Pages of Great Local Savings are Below!!
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Tour Moaning Caverns in Halloween Costumes and Save!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 01:18 PM
Vallecito, CA...Break out the Halloween costumes! If your kids are between 6 and 11 years old and they wear their Halloween costume to Moaning Caverns between October 7th and 31st, their admission will be only $5 for a Spiral Tour! Now, that’s a treat! Walk in only, not available online. Only available on regular price tickets, cannot be combined with any other offer.




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President Obama Backs Candidate in Election...In Canada

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 12:56 PM
"I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He's a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term." Former President Barack Obama on Twitter

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Phone Scammer Claiming to Be Member of Local Law Enforcement Seeking Bond Payment!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 10:30 AM
Sonora, CA...From the Tuolumne Sheriff's Office..."Thanks to a community member for alerting us of a phone scam. The resident told us she got a call from someone claiming to be a deputy with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. The caller told the woman she had a warrant for her arrest and needed to pay a bond. The caller then provided the name of a retired deputy when he was asked to identify himself. We determined the caller was not who he claimed to be, and the phone call was a scam.

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President Trump Participates in a Joint Press Conference with the President of the Italian Republic

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 09:55 AM
Washington, DC...President Trump Participates in a Joint Press Conference with the President of the Italian Republic

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Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 09:37 AM
Arnold, CA...California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a series of prescribed burns beginning on or around the week of October 21, 2019 through the end of November in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is to complete 382 acres this fall (see maps below). Ignitions are expected to occur when weather conditions are favorable and adequate resources are available. Some of the units have been previously thinned to reduce the fuel loading, which allows for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through Propositions 84 and 1 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California.



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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For New Calaveras County Emergency Communications Tower

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 09:12 AM
San Andreas, CA...A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 4th in front of CCSO headquarters in San Andreas.
It celebrated the completion of the county’s new communications site above Arnold. This new site is designed to improve radio coverage and capabilities of first responders. The American Red Cross expressed their commitment with funds after the 2015 Butte Fire would go back to our community. This grant of nearly $108,000 which funded this project. The project was made possible through the partnership of the Sheriff’s Office, Calaveras County Water District, Calaveras County Technology Services Department, and the Friends of the Calaveras Sheriff’s Office to improve radio coverage and capabilities for first responders, while making the system more robust.





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NASA Debuts New Spacesuits! Orion Suit Equipped to Expect the Unexpected on Artemis Missions

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 08:02 AM
Houston, TX...When astronauts are hours away from launching on Artemis missions to the Moon, they’ll put on a brightly colored orange spacesuit called the Orion Crew Survival System (OCSS) suit. It is designed for a custom fit and equipped with safety technology and mobility features to help protect astronauts on launch day, in emergency situations, high-risk parts of missions near the Moon, and during the high-speed return to Earth.




Dustin Gohmert, Orion Crew Survival Systems Project Manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, poses for a portrait while wearing the Orion Crew Survival System (OCSS) suit, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Orion suit is designed for a custom fit and incorporates safety technology and mobility features that will help protect astronauts on launch day, in emergency situations, high-risk parts of missions near the Moon, and during the high-speed return to Earth. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
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Traffic Update.....Sedan vs Power Pole Near Sr49 / Rawhide Rd.

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 07:20 AM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update.....Sedan vs Power Pole Near Sr49 / Rawhide Rd. Please use caution in the area....

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Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am, New Stories are Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2019 07:04 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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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay of Tonight's Show Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 10:00 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Prevent Flu this Season by Getting a Flu Shot! Free Flu Shots on November 7th!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 08:54 PM
San Andreas, CA...Dr. Dean Kelaita, Health Officer, is urging Calaveras County residents to get vaccinated against influenza (the flu) this season as soon as possible. In California, flu usually begins to increase in late November or December. It takes a couple of weeks after vaccination for the body to respond fully, so now is the time to get vaccinated to have the best protection as the flu season begins.

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State Route 88 in Alpine County Dedicated to Vietnam Veterans

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 08:37 PM
Alpine County, CA....A specified portion of State Route 88 in Alpine County has been designated as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Today, Alpine County officials joined with Washoe tribe members, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials, numerous state and county elected officials and surviving family members of veterans from Alpine County to officially unveil two memorial signs renaming the route to the “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway”.

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Interested In Purchasing A Home? Call Judy Today for a Personal Consultation!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 06:39 PM
Arnold, CA...Judy Bettencourt purchased a home in Blue Lake Springs in 2004 and decided to make it her full time residence in 2008. Judy has been helping clients with homeownership since 1998. Besides her desire to help people with their dream of home ownership, she has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys hiking and cross country skiing.

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Hunter Biden on Relationship with His Dad & Addiction Battle

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 03:53 PM
Los Angeles, CA...Biden told ABC News he is not consumed with being "the subject of Donald Trump's ire" because he is "absolutely enveloped in the love of my family." As President Donald Trump continues to fill his Twitter feed and campaign speeches with attacks on Hunter Biden over his foreign business deals, the former vice president’s son defended the ethical implications of his private ventures in an interview with ABC News, but conceded taking a misstep in failing to foresee the political implications on his father’s career.

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Traffic Update....Ford vs Buick Near Parrotts Ferry Rd / Marble Quarry Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 03:45 PM
Columbia, CA...Traffic Update....Ford vs Buick Near Parrotts Ferry Rd / Marble Quarry Rd. No humans injured in the vehicular fisticuffs. The Ford Excursion will most likely win this bout with its greater mass and taller stance. The Ford and Buick have taken the fight off the roadway so your passage should not be blocked...


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Traffic Update....Vehicle 40ft Off Roadway Near J59 / Don Pedro Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 03:32 PM
La Grange, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle 40ft Off Roadway Near J59 / Don Pedro Rd


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CFD Diagnostic Computer Donation to Tuolumne County Fire Departments

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 03:23 PM
Sonora, CA...Tuolumne County Fire Department (TCFD) would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Mr. Bill Cosby, Navistar Corporation, and Peterson Caterpillar in San Leandro, California, for their support to TCFD and CAL FIRE Tuolumne Calaveras Unit (TCU). TCFD is happy to announce that we just recently received a new heavy-duty dealer diagnostic computer with the most up to date software available that was donated to TCFD to help diagnose and repair our fleet. Staff called Mr. Cosby inquiring about programs available to assist government agencies with diagnostic computers. Mr. Cosby advised that although there were no specific programs, as the Regional Navistar Corporation representative, he advised that they would come up with a plan to assist TCFD in our fleet maintenance efforts. Mr. Cosby then made several contacts and was able to secure the computer from Peterson Caterpillar in San Leandro, where they assisted us with getting the correct add-on software.

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Independent Legal in Angels Camp is Ready to Serve Your Legal Document Needs

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 02:51 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Located in beautiful Calaveras County, Independent Legal offers document assistance, which includes document preparation (court forms, deeds, estate planning, etc.), court filing, research, document retrieval, process serving and notary services. Our services are available throughout Calaveras County and the surrounding areas.



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Felony Vehicle Pursuit & Arrest in Burson Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 02:01 PM
Burson, CA...On October 12th 2019, at about 10:15 AM, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies were investigating a reported burglary in the 11000 block of Arapaho Way in Burson CA. At the conclusion of the burglary investigation, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Dispatch was informed of a suspicious circumstance at a nearby residence. Deputies learned a wanted subject named Ricky Cavaco was hiding in the residence and was possibly in possession of firearms. Cavaco was confirmed to be on felony probation out of Tuolumne County and was wanted on multiple Calaveras County and Amador County misdemeanor warrants.


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The 26th Annual 2019 Calaveras Grape Stomp & Street Fair!! Over 100 Photos & Hours of Video!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 12:03 PM
Murphys, CA...The 26th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp Competition was held on October 5, 2019 in Murphys. The Grape Stomp in conjunction with the Street Fair on Main Street drew thousands of people to Murphys. It was a day of perfect weather, great competition & more. The winning stomp team was the father & son "Hatcher Winery" team of Matt & Sewell Hatcher with 24.14 pounds of juice. Second was "The Wright Stuff" with Greg & Brian Wright with 23.4 pounds of juice. Third was the "Grapeful Dead" team of Dale & Jennifer Marcum with 21.87 pounds of juice. This year's Costume Contest Winners were: 1st Place "Make America Grape Again" Bill Collins and John Gambertogilio from Burlingame, 2nd Place "Simply Red" Randy Gillmore and Nelson from Milliaire Winery Murphys, 3rd Place "Fabulous Weinsteins" Nancy Shaughnessy and Jan Hawley from San Francisco




































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CPUC Directs PG&E to Take Corrective Actions After Unprecedented PSPS Event in Northern California

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 09:23 AM
San Francisco, CA...California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) President Marybel Batjer today ordered Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to take a multitude of immediate corrective actions after it encountered significant problems with communication, coordination, and management during the largest Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS) event in the history of California. “Failures in execution, combined with the magnitude of this PSPS event, created an unacceptable situation that should never be repeated,” said President Batjer. PG&E’s decision to shut off power during the week of October 7, 2019, affected more than 700,000 customers and impacted an estimated 2 million people. “The scope, scale, complexity, and overall impact to people’s lives, businesses, and the economy of this action cannot be understated,” she said.

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Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 06:54 AM
Donate your gently used shoes to our annual Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty! Your donated shoes will be cleaned and repaired and distributed to those in need domestically and internationally! Shoes are also provided to start micro-businesses, and the proceeds go back to purchasing new shoes for children and adults wherever there is a need.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/15/2019 06:53 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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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm...Tonight's Replay is Below

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

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Traffic Update....Injury ATV Rollover on Music Gully Road

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 07:00 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Traffic Update....Injury ATV Rollover on Music Gully Road


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Buy Your Drinks & Treats at Day-O Espresso on October 23rd & 24th!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 03:38 PM
San Andreas, CA...BUY YOUR DRINKS AND TREATS AT DAY-O, SAN ANDREAS, OCTOBER 23-24 TO HELP CHILDREN AND TEENS IN GRIEF. On Wednesday and Thursday, October 23rd and 24th, Day-O Espresso and Smoothies in San Andreas will donate 10% of your purchase to the Hospice of Amador and Calaveras GRIEFBUSTER Program! Griefbusters are Volunteers trained by Hospice of Amador & Calaveras to help children and teens, ages 5-19, who are grieving the death of someone they love.

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Mark Twain Wildwest Fest is October 19th in Historic Downtown Angels Camp!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 03:12 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The Mark Twain Wildwest Fest will close Hwy 49 through Historic Downtown Angels Camp on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. Hwy 49 will be closed from 8am to 6pm for all the fun in Historic Downtown Angels Camp. The Closure will be Hwy 49 at Sam’s Way (Utica Park) to Vallecito Road. Main Street OPEN to local traffic to Utica Park. Southbound detour will be Eastbound Highway 4 Bypass to Vallecito Road exit. Then Travel west on Vallecito Road to Highway 49/Main Street and vice versa.


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Vdora Clearance Sale Going on Now! 50% Off & Everything on Sale!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 02:42 PM
Murphys, CA...Vdora Clearance Sale Going on Now! 50% Off & Everything on Sale!

Tina Macuha Headlines ‘Steps to Kick Cancer’ Luncheon on Oct. 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 11:59 AM
San Andreas, CA...Breast cancer survivor Tina Macuha, one of the Sacramento region’s most popular television personalities, will headline the Oct. 24 Steps to Kick Cancer Luncheon presented by Mark Twain Medical Center. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a tented pavilion on the hospital grounds. Tina has appeared on the CW31/CBS13 morning show "Good Day Sacramento" since its inception in 1995, covering just about any topic you can imagine on this fast-paced, fun show. In April 2009, she shared her breast cancer story on the show. Recently marking her tenth anniversary as a survivor, Tina continues to share her journey at many breast cancer events.


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Caltrans District 10 Road Repair & Construction Schedule Through October 19th

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 11:23 AM
Angels Camp, CA...The latest schedule of road repairs and maintenance that will affect your travels in our area and as you travel. Locally crews will be working on many of our roadways. Below is Caltrans plans for repairs and maintenance on local roads. It shows the route, county, and location of the possible repairs. Weather and other factors can alter their schedule. For the latest report click the following 19-10-19 Road Report or the image below...

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Deputies Respond to Residential Fire at Indoor Marijuana Growing Operation

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 10:40 AM
Valley Springs, CA...(This story is a bit late in getting up as it was buried in the PG&E PSPS lead up) On October 8, 2019 at about 6:35 AM, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a residential fire in the 8000 Block of Center Drive, Jenny Lind. According to fire staff, the doors and windows were boarded up making entry into the structure and extinguishing the fire extremely difficult and dangerous. This is a characteristic similar to other indoor marijuana grows where the windows and doorways are sealed to conceal the illegal activity inside.



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Beautiful Greenhorn Creek Home on 7th Fairway in Angels Camp ~ From Leanne Smith Realty Group

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 09:59 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Brand new custom home right on the 7th fairway in exquisite Greenhorn Creek Golf Community. Inside the home and rear deck offer sweeping views of the golf course and the Bear Mountains. The open floor plan boasts Milgard windows, a spacious gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, KitchenAid appliances and walk in pantry. The Inviting living room area has a custom designed gas fireplace with Fabulous views! The spacious master suite features a large walk in closet, and amazing bathroom w/separate vanity areas, custom shower and luxurious soaking tub. Private bath w/bedrooms. A 3car garage w/plug in for your electric car or golf cart,w/drive through garage for direct access to golf course. You will love the large back patio area, perfect for entertaining or relaxing and enjoying the views.







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Governor Newsom Takes Final Action of 2019 Legislative Season

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 07:58 AM
Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom took his final actions of the 2019 legislative season today and thanked the Legislature for their work and accomplishment on enacting 870 bills in the following statement: “I want to take a moment to congratulate the Legislature on their work this year and to thank Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon for their leadership. Together, we have accomplished a great deal this year – through the budget and legislation – that helps California families get ahead and tackles some of the state’s most intractable problems.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 06:55 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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Calaveras, Sonora, Argonaut all Victorious In Mother Lode League Football Play

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 01:57 AM
Angels Camp, CA....The Mother Lode League Football Play continued this weekend. The Calaveras Football team won Friday's away game against Amador in Sutter Creek, 17-10. Argonaut took Friday's away conference game against Summerville 7-0. Sonora crushed Bret Harte in Sonora 69-0.

Steps To Kick Cancer Awareness Luncheon is October 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/13/2019 07:48 AM
San Andreas, CA...Steps To Kick Cancer Awareness Luncheon is October 24th at Mark Twain Medical Center!

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A Stunning Estate, 744 Total Acres, 64 Vineyard Acres, Three Homes, State Water Rights & More! $3,500,000

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 07:54 AM
Esmeralda Valley, CA...This is the lifestyle! Turnkey Operation. The property at Chatom Vineyards consists of 11 parcels totaling 744.22 acres. 64 planted acres with 13 grape varietals. 60 plus acres of plantable land, 356 acres farmstead currently used for cattle grazing. Many options for expanding agricultural interests. There are 2 ponds & a natural spring. Seller has State Water Rights. Main home is 4300 sq. ft. with 4 beds, 2 baths, wonderful living spaces, cooks kitchen, large master suite, swimming pool. 2 additional homes, 2 barns, shop & garage/office. Private, peaceful paradise. Call NextHome Utica Properties at 209.736.9595 ... BRE #0136022












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Angels Trading Post Has Everything to Keep You Rolling All Year Long!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 07:49 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Stop and say hi and top off your tanks today! Angels Trading Post has everything you need to keep you Hopping when you visit our area. Great Prices on Gas, Drinks, Sodas, Java City Coffees and more. They also have great prices on tobacco products. Stop by and see the Singh's today at the corner of Hwy 49 & Hwy 4. Now for a limited time get a Free 20oz Fountain Drink with a Fill Up!! Open Weekdays from 6am to 11pm and later on Weekends!


Kioti Tractors & Off Road Vehicles from A1 Sharpening in San Andreas Give Your Dirt Some Love!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 07:44 AM
San Andreas, CA...A-1 has been Serving Calaveras county, central California valley and surrounding areas since 2007. They offer full service repair and sales of tractors, mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, logsplitters, generators and rototillers. In addition, they provide sharpening service for chainsaws, mower blades and circular saw blades. They are located at 660 E. St. Charles St, San Andreas, CA.




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Above and Beyond Travel's Weekly Travel Specials! Call 209.795.3226 & Shop Local & Save!!

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 07:38 AM
Arnold, CA...Starting this week and continueing every week for the next year we will be publishing great, weekly travel specials from Above & Beyond Travel in Arnold. In an era and an industry where person to person customer service and and support is on the wane Above & Beyond Travel is growing and thriving doing things the old fashioned way. Great Old Fashioned customer service and support to make your travel memories truly special. Neighbor to Neighbor helping you visit the globe.



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Smiles, Service & Savings at Your Local Sonora Ford Dealer

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/14/2019 07:33 AM
Sonora, CA...We have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online, request more information about vehicles, set up a test drive or inquire about financing!

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Beautiful Tuscan Farmhouse, Vineyard & Orchard on Hanging Tree Road ~ From Cedar Creek Realty

Posted by: thepinetree on 10/13/2019 10:57 PM
Murphys, CA...Make this stunning Tuscan farmhouse your escape in the spectacular foothills of the Sierra, just 10 minutes from Main Street in the gold and wine country town of Murphys. From first step in, it is a visual delight of architectural creativity, impressive craftsmanship and a compelling blend of natural materials. Stone and wood are featured in counters and floors, set off by hand troweled walls of plaster, distinctive wood framed windows and French doors. Take in a true gourmet kitchen, two huge master suites, and soaring loft with hidden office nook and twin guest niches perched above the great room. Be drawn outdoors by the breathtaking, panoramic view of sky, lush hills and horizons. A small producing vineyard and orchard are nestled on your 5+ acres of fertile earth. This home has no equal.











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  1. Beautiful French Colonial Greenhorn Creek Home Awaits You! Only 9,000
  2. Blooms And Things Florist is Your Local Tuxedo Rental Headquarters
  3. Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 15th
  4. Big Trees Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 15th
  5. Sender's Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 15th
  6. Angels Trading Post Has Everything to Keep You Rolling All Year Long!
  7. Stevenot Music on the Patio is Every Sunday With "Cool Beans" Entertaining You Today
  8. Mingo's on Main is Your Shopping Destination in Downtown Angels Camp
  9. Shop Local & Fuel Your Fun With .99 Propane Exchange Tanks From Calaveras Lumber
  10. Shop Local at Gateway Press, "We Put Ink on Stuff!"!
  11. Make Your Home Ember Resistant & Get Your Wildfire Protection Tools At Bathroom Machineries In Murphys
  12. Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
  13. Ride The Rails Into History at Railtown 1897
  14. Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
  15. The 42nd Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire Going on Now!!
  16. The Hopper Connects You to Calaveras's Wine Country & More
  17. Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
  18. Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut Event!! October 5 - 13
  19. Sign Up For The Big Trees Fitness Challenge! Get Fit For The Holidays!!
  20. Rotary Shoe Drive to Wear Out Poverty Now Though October 23rd! Donate Now!!
  21. The 2019 Ironstone Concours d' Elegance Best of Show is Paul Petrovich's 1930 Duesenberg! Over 500 Photos & Awards Video!!
  22. Oktoberfest at the Metropolitan
  23. 98 Percent of PG&E Customers Have Been Restored. Still Some Lingering Outages in Our Area
  24. Studio 4 Dance Theater's 4th Annual Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser
  25. The 42nd Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire Going on Now!!
  26. Traffic Update...Possible Structure Fire, Hwy 88 & Vista Lane
  27. Calaveras Has Talent 2019
  28. PG&E Restores to 74 Percent of Customers Most Outages in Amador, Calaveras & Tuolumne Restored by 6pm.
  29. Mistral Cumberlege September 24, 1933 - October 3, 2019
  30. Angels Food and Sierra Hills Markets Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 15th
  31. Governor Signs Ting’s Bill to Expand California’s Red Flag Gun Law
  32. Reclamation, SLDMWA Complete Reviews of Alternatives to Address Bay-Delta Water Supply Shortages
  33. Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center Grand Opening on October 18th
  34. Normal Class Schedule at Columbia College Today!
  35. Governor Newsom on PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs
  36. New Backup Generator Now in Place for CCWD in Copperopolis
  37. President Trump's Rally in Minneapolis, MN
  38. Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut Event!! October 5 - 13
  39. PG&E Restores More Than Half of Customers Following Public Safety Power Shutoff
  40. Mornings with the One Percent™ Live Weekdays 7-10am (New Stories Below)
  41. The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm...Governor Newsom on PG&E Power Outages
  42. Above and Beyond Travel's Weekly Travel Specials! Call 209.795.3226 & Shop Local & Save!!
  43. PSPS Update; PG&E Issues Weather “All Clear” for Safety Inspections and Restoration Efforts to Begin in Many Areas
  44. County OES Says "Weather All Clear Given from PG&E on PSPS Outages"
  45. Governor Gavin Newsom Signs 18 Bills to Boost Housing Production
  46. Purchase Arnold Auto Supply & Instantly Become a Vital Part of The Community!
  47. Power Restoration Begins as 126,000 Customers Restored, Current Impacted Count is 600,000
  48. Make Your Home Ember Resistant & Get Your Wildfire Protection Tools At Bathroom Machineries In Murphys
  49. Sender's Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through October 15th
  50. Resiliency Center at Murphys Fire District Training Center

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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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