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All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
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05:30 PM Locals' Night with Milliaire
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All Day Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls, Polish Your Engines & Shine Your Chrome For "Thunder on The Lake"
All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
All Day Exotic Bird Show
08:30 AM Arnold Rim Trail (ART) Volunteer Trail Work Day
09:00 AM Third Annual Lafayette #65 Car Show Saturday July 21st in La Grange
09:30 AM North Grove Photography Walks at Big Trees State Park
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM The 25th Annual Murphys Duck Races are July 21st!
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
05:00 PM Chains Required at Camp Connell General Store
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
All Day Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings
All Day Song Posse
06:00 PM Free Concert & Pool Party Featuring The Lava Cats
07:00 PM Isley Brothers & The Commodores with Special Guest The Family Stone at Ironstone July 21st
07:00 PM Bear Valley Summer Music Series! June 30th - Labor Day
08:00 PM Sat. July 21st - Misner & Smith - Sutter Creek Theatre - Sutter Creek, CA
Sunday, Jul 22
All Day Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere Starting This Weekend!
All Day Exotic Bird Show
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Open Thurs - Sun
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
All Day Writers Unlimited Evening Meetings
All Day Song Posse
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04:00 PM Help the Tesch Family Rebuild Spaghetti Feed
All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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05:45 PM Focus Groups
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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05:00 PM Angels Camp Farmers Market
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All Day 41st Annual Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival 2018
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11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
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All Day Summer Chalking Class Series
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All Day 41st Annual Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival 2018
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Hwy 1 Has Reopened at Mud Creek Ahead of Schedule

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 08:30 PM
Big Sur, CA...The contractor made great progress in the last several days so final striping and inspection by our crews is underway. As a result, Highway 1 at Mud Creek reopened Wednesday, July 18, nearly 14 months after the massive landslide and emergency repair project. Electronic Message Signs will be changed once the highway is open, also Headquarters Communications and QuickMap will be updated. Our official ribbon-cutting/community celebration remains set for Friday, July 20 at 11 am at the Ragged Point Inn.

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California Supreme Court Removes California Split Initiative from Ballot

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 08:28 PM
Sacramento, CA....The California Supreme Court ruling today will effectively remove the CA Three proposition from the November Ballot. From the Court..."Time constraints require the court to decide immediately whether to permit Proposition 9 to be placed on the November 6, 2018, ballot pending final resolution of this matter. Although our past decisions establish that it is usually more appropriate to review challenges to ballot propositions or initiative measures after an election (Costa v. Superior Court (2006) 37 Cal.4th 986, 1005), we have also made clear that in some instances, when a substantial question has been raised regarding the proposition's validity and the "hardships from permitting an invalid measure to remain on the ballot" outweigh the harm potentially posed by "delaying a proposition to a future election, " it may be appropriate to review a proposed measure before it is placed on the ballot.

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Isley Brothers & The Commodores with Special Guest The Family Stone at Ironstone July 21st

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 08:21 PM
Murphys, CA...Three of the Funkiest Soul and R&B Groups in history together on one Saturday Night in the Motherlode! With literally hundreds of millions of records sold between them, multiple Grammys and many, many incredible hits, this show promises to be a PARTY!!! Get your dancing shoes on and get on down to Ironstone! This is going to be a ONE HOT SATURDAY NIGHT!!!


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Health Advisory on Wildfire Smoke

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 06:00 PM
San Andreas, CA...Smoke from the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County is impacting air quality in Calaveras County. The impact varies, based on geographical location and wind direction, but has the greatest impact at this time on sensitive populations, including individuals with heart and lung disease, elderly persons, infants, children and pregnant women.

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Calaveras County Arts Council's Music in the Parks is in Mokelumne Hill Tonight

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 05:54 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Your ticket to summer Wednesday fun. Free and family-friendly! Music in the parks is held every Wednesday, June – August at different location around Calaveras County. All concerts are free and family friendly. Join the Calaveras County Arts Council for a night of folk and rock and roll with The Bill Welles Band. Music in the park will be held in Mokelumne Hill at Shutter Tree Park on July 18th. Shutter Tree Park is located next to the Mokelumne Hill Library.

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Firefighters Make Quick Work of 16 Acre Messing Fire ~ Chip Dingman

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 03:51 PM
Valley Springs, CA...The Messing fire was dispatched at about 8:59 AM. This fire was dispatched as 3 separate fires. There was a small roadside fire located by an engine responding to the original dispatched location. This engine handled this fire and continued to the dispatched location. The initial size up for this fire was 5 acres, slow rate of spread with one structure in the patch of the fire. Continue all responding units.















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Fire Update....Grass Fire Reported Near Campo Seco Rd / Golden Oaks Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 12:34 PM
Jamestown, CA...Fire Update....Grass Fire Reported Near Campo Seco Rd / Golden Oaks Dr

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Rural Households Spend Much More of Their Income on Energy Bills than Others

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 12:19 PM
Washington, DC...Rural households across the United States spend a disproportionately high share of their income on energy bills — about 40% more than their metropolitan counterparts, according to a new report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition. The problem is most glaring in the East and Southeast, and among low-income households across all regions.

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Press Briefing with the Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 11:33 AM
Washington, DC...Press Briefing with the Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

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Ferguson Fire Swells to 17,319 Acres, 5% Contained, No Structures Lost

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 09:51 AM
Ahwahnee, CA...The fire was fairly quiet overnight, with activity picking up in the area around Sweetwater Creek shortly before dawn. The fire is now established in the bottom of Sweetwater Creek. Crews worked overnight on securing line around Cedar Lodge and Indian Flat. The power line has been completed, and power has been restored to the area. Work also continued on containment lines protecting the communities of Jerseydale/ Mariposa Pines and Yosemite West.

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Traffic Update....Grass Fire Near Sr12 / Pettinger Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 09:10 AM
Valley Springs, CA...Traffic Update....Collision near Sr12 / Pettinger Rd

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Uncomfortable Conditions Along the Western Slope and Heat Advisories at Lower Elevations

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 08:42 AM
Arnold, CA...West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada...Today Mostly sunny. Haze and areas of smoke through the day. Highs 78 to 93 higher elevations...91 to 99 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly clear. Haze and areas of smoke through the night. Lows 53 to 68 higher elevations...65 to 75 lower elevations. Prevailing west winds up to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight.Thursday Mostly sunny. At higher elevations, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 76 to 91 higher elevations...88 to 96 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

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Traffic Update....Collision Near Sr108 / Obyrnes Ferry Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 08:13 AM
Jamestown, CA...Traffic Update....Collision Near Sr108 / Obyrnes Ferry Rd

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EU fines Google €4.34 billion in Mobile Search Antitrust Action

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 07:59 AM
Brussels, Belgium....The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Since 2011, Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search.  Google must now bring the conduct effectively to an end within 90 days or face penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet, Google's parent company.

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 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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Former President Barack Obama Delivers Speech At 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/18/2018 07:01 AM
Johannesburg, South Africa...Former President Barack Obama spoke at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. Former President Barack Obama delivered a major speech, addressing inequality and other issues at the annual Mandela Lecture. This year honored the 100th birthday of the late leader who became a world wide icon. South Africa is now struggling through instances of retributional activities where lands and property of minority whites are being taken under wealth redistribution policies.

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The 25th Annual Murphys Duck Races are July 21st!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 11:52 PM
Murphys, CA...Whether wading in the creek scooping up ducks or just enjoying a fun-filled afternoon in the park, kids of all ages love the Murphys Duck Races, part of Murphys Homecoming. This year’s event takes place Saturday, July 21, from about noon to 3pm in Murphys Community Park. From 1pm to 2:30pm, there will be three different “races” in Murphys Creek. The Duckling Race kicks off at 1pm, with $3 tickets to vie for a chance to win JoMa’s ice cream, Angels Theater movie tickets, or a gift certificate to Murphys Toy Store. The Quacker Race starts at 1:30pm, and tickets are $5; winners in this event take home prizes like ice cream, movie tickets, or Starbucks coffee. The finale is the Golden Goose Race at 2pm, in which $10 tickets put contestants in the running for golf at Greenhorn Creek, fine dining at the Murphys Hotel, a gift from Quyle Kilns, and a flat-screen TV.


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Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 11:43 PM
Murphys, CA...Take a complimentary guided tour beginning in the tasting room (offered Wednesday – Sunday only) at 1:30 pm. Or take the self-guided tour. Print out the self-guided map here.   Ironstone is open Daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

Tuolumne County Sheriff's Dept. Activity Logs Through July 16th

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 10:58 PM
Sonora, CA...The latest Tuolumne County Sheriff's Deputies Activity Logs are enclosed...

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The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay Below!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 09:59 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.

Ferguson Fire Update...13,082 Acres, 5% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1, Power Restored to Yosemite Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 07:44 PM
Ahwahnee, CA....Today Firefighters continued to focus on structure protection in the areas around El Portal, Yosemite West, and Jerseydale/Mariposa Pines. They successfully kept the fire on the South side of the Merced River and Highway 140. The fire grew primarily to the South and East, with the majority of the growth occurring in the late afternoon as the inversion lifted. The fire continues to back down Ferguson Ridge, into the Sweetwater Creek drainage, and behind Cedar Lodge. Crews are working 24 hours a day to scout and build firelines in places with the greatest probability of success.

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Major Injuries in British vs French Collision near top of Old Priest Grade

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 06:12 PM
Groveland, CA...Two British Motorcyclists astride a 2018 Harley Davidson sustained major injuries when they struck the front of a 2018 Chevrolet driven by a French Couple two miles east of the top of Old Priest Grade. The British couple sustained major injuries when they were ejected from their motorcycle and were flown to Modesto area hospitals.

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Rolls-Royce Demonstrates Future of Engine Maintenance with Tiny Robots that Crawl Inside Engines

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 05:46 PM
London, UK...Rolls-Royce today demonstrated an exciting vision of how robotics could be used to revolutionise the future of engine maintenance. Bringing another element of its IntelligentEngine vision to life, Rolls-Royce teamed up with academics from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University to discuss and demonstrate a wide range of potential future technologies at the Farnborough Airshow, from ‘snake’ robots that work their way through the engine like an endoscope, to miniature, collaborative ‘swarm’ robots that crawl through the insides of an engine.

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President Trump in Meeting with Members of Congress

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 05:24 PM
Washington, DC...Thank you, everybody. Yesterday, I returned from a trip from Europe where I met with leaders from across the region to seek a more peaceful future for the United States. We’re working very hard with our allies, and all over the world we’re working. We’re going to have peace. That’s what we want; that’s what we’re going to have. I say peace through strength. I have helped the NATO Alliance greatly by increasing defense contributions from our NATO Allies by over $44 billion. And Secretary Stoltenberg was fantastic. As you know, he reported that they’ve never had an increase like this in their history, and NATO was actually going down as opposed to going up. And I increased it by my meeting last year — $44 billion. And this year will be over — it will be hundreds of billions of dollars over the coming years.


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Traffic Update....Turkey Parts All Over Roadway Near Greenley Rd / Morning Star Dr

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 05:19 PM
Sonora, CA...Traffic Update....Turkey Parts All Over Roadway Near Greenley Rd / Morning Star Dr

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Free Concert & Pool Party Featuring The Lava Cats

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 04:54 PM
Arnold, CA...Food, drink, dancing, family fun at Big Trees Fitness in Arnold. Live music by the Lava Cats.

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Bryan Fredrick Parks has Passed Away at 86

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 04:06 PM
San Andreas, CA...It is with great sadness that the family of Bryan Fredrick Parks announces his passing after a brief illness, on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at the age of 86 years. Bryan will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years Kathleen (Kay) and his children, Kathy, Frank, Bryan Jr., Laurie, Michael, and Gregory. Bryan will also be remembered by his sister Helen and many wonderful grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bryan was predeceased by his brothers Frank Jr. and Robert (Bobby), and sons Tony and Kenneth (Kenny).

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Traffic Update....Porta Potty Truck vs Unknown in Camp Connell Area

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 03:25 PM
Camp Connell, CA...Traffic Update....Porta Potty Truck vs Unknown in Camp Connell Area. !@#$% has happened on Hwy 4 in the Camp Connell Area. Please use caution in the area...

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Traffic Update....Motorcycle vs Car near Sr120 / New Priest Grade

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 01:39 PM
Groveland, CA...Traffic Update....Motorcycle vs Car near Sr120 / New Priest Grade

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Dorthea J Martz, 36, from Angels Camp Passed Away in July 15th Collision

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 12:58 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The sad notifications have been made and CHP has released updated details on the fatal collision we reported earlier on. From CHP.."On July 15, 2018, at approximately 1920 hours, Dorthea J Martz was driving her 2005 Subaru eastbound on Vallecito Road, east of Rolleri Bypass at a high rate of speed. Mr. Sanders was driving his 1980 Ford westbound on Vallecito Road, east of Rolleri Bypass at 40 mph approaching the 2005 Subaru. Ms. Martz attempted to negotiate a right hand curve and allowed her vehicle to travel across the double yellow line into the westbound lane. The left front of the Subaru collided with the left rear of the Ford. The Subaru continued eastbound and off of the roadway. The Subaru overturned twice, ejecting her from the vehicle.

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Angels Trading Post Will Keep You Rolling! Free Soda With Fill Up!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 12:54 PM
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 accept E.B.T. cards.and 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!!


Calaveras Board of Supervisors are Back In Action Today!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 08:57 AM
San Andreas, CA....The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors (AKA the Fab Five) are back in Action Today. The agenda is below...

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Ferguson Fire Update...12,525 Acres, 5% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1, Power Restored to Yosemite Valley

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 07:42 AM
Ahwahnee, CA....Residences and businesses in the State Route 140 corridor continue to be impacted. As the fire continues to move East and South, it will continue to threaten residences in the Jerseydale, Mariposa Pines, Clearing House and Incline areas. Fire crews are fighting the fire aggressively. Very steep terrain makes it difficult to insert crews in certain areas of the fire. Management Action Points have been established to provide the highest level of protection to both the public and firefighters and other emergency responders. The closure of State Route 140 at Mariposa continues to close the Western entrance to Yosemite National Park. Power lines that provide electric service to the Yosemite Valley were re-energized today restoring some service East of the fire including Yosemite National Park.

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Traffic Update....Tree Blocking Lane Near Sr26 / Rich Gulch Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 07:20 AM
Glencoe, CA....Traffic Update....Tree Blocking Lane Near Sr26 / Rich Gulch Rd

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Traffic Collision near Michigan Bar Rd / Carbondale Rd

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 07:14 AM
Drytown, CA...Traffic Collision near Michigan Bar Rd / Carbondale Rd

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

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2018 06:59 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!





Discover the Magic at Middleton's Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 11:51 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Discover the magic! Join us as we celebrate 45 years of Keepsake Ornaments and you—the fans and collectors who've inspired us from the beginning. Discover 200+ new designs, unlock the biggest Bonus Points of the year on opening weekend, plus get special offers and free gifts all week long! This year the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premier runs from July 14 - 22.









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Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls, Polish Your Engines & Shine Your Chrome For "Thunder at The Lake"

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 11:50 PM
Arnold, CA...Arnold, CA...Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls, Polish Your Engines & Shine Your Chrome For "Thunder on The Lake" on July 21st. This year the show is growing and expanding to Beautiful White Pines Park, Lake & Logging Museum. We have added a few photos and video from last year to get you in the mood....
















The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm....Replay Below!

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 09:56 PM
Arnold, CA...The Elevated Evening News™ Live Tonight at 10pm.


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Ferguson Fire Evacuation Advisory

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 09:25 PM
Ahwahnee, CA...This is NOT an Evacuation Order. This is an advisement only of a potential Evacuation Order should conditions change. The Advisory is for: National Park Service El Portal Complex, Rancheria Flat- Government Housing, El Portal Trailer Court, Old El Portal.

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Ferguson Fire Evacuation Order Update

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 09:13 PM
Ahwahnee, CA...A MANDATORY EVACUATION has been issued for Incline Rd from Clearing House to the Foresta Bridge. Please evacuate as soon as possible. Please drive with caution and watch for responding emergency traffic. If you are signed up you will be notified via the Mariposa Sheriff's Office Emergency Alert System by Text, Email and a Voice Call, the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office Facebook page and door to door communication by Sheriff's Office staff. At that time you will be notified of the best routes of travel to safely evacuate your residence.

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Ferguson Fire Update... 9,266 Acres, 2% Contained, Structures Threatened 108, Fatalities 1

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 09:10 PM
Ahwahnee, CA...Situation Summary: The inversion layer today was strong covering most of the area in smoke and limiting the activity noted during the two previous afternoons. Smoke limited the air attack and observation of the East side of the fire. However, late in the afternoon, conditions changed as the fire began to actively move Southwest in the Hites Cove Rd. area. Clearer air allowed retardant drops using fixed wing tankers to effectively slow fire spread.

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All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 07:11 PM
San Andreas, CA...This awareness level course will provide tools to protect, respond to, and recover from the consequences of disasters e.g. fire, flood, heat, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, hazardous materials and catastrophic disease exposure involving animals in rural communities.

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Three California Residents Sentenced in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 06:56 PM
Los Angeles, CA...Three owners and/or managers of Los Angeles, California-area foreclosure rescue companies, Dorothy Matsuba, Jamie Matsuba, and Thomas Matsuba, were sentenced to 240, 135, and 168 months in prison today for their roles in a foreclosure rescue scheme, respectively. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Nicola T. Hanna for the Central District of California, Assistant Director in Charge Paul D. Delacourt of the FBI’s Los Angeles Division, Acting Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Paul Conlon of the Federal Housing Finance Agency-Office of Inspector General (FHFA-OIG), Special Agent in Charge R. Damon Rowe of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation’s (IRS-CI) Los Angeles Field Office, and Sheriff Jim McDonnell of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department made the announcement.

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Russian National Charged in Conspiracy to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 06:49 PM
Washington, DC...A criminal complaint was unsealed today in the District of Columbia charging a Russian national with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu, and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

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Ferguson Fire Community Meeting,

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 06:36 PM
Ahwahnee, CA...The Unified Commanders, CAL FIRE, US Forest Service and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, will be hosting a community meeting to discuss the current situation of the Ferguson Fire. Officials will be giving an operational overview briefing highlighting the current actions that firefighters are taking on the fire. Current maps of the fire will be available, as well as other handouts. Additionally, officials will be available to answer questions.

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The President Proclaims July 17, 2018, as Made in America Day and this week, July 15 through July 21, 2018, as Made in America Week

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 06:18 PM
Washington, DC..On Made in America Day and during Made in America Week, we celebrate the importance of American manufacturing, construction, agriculture, mining, and entrepreneurship to our Nation’s prosperity and economic vitality. Made in America products represent the global gold standard for quality, innovation, and craftsmanship and the output of a highly skilled workforce that is second to none.

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Chains Required at Camp Connell General Store

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 05:56 PM
Make Plans to take in one of the last concerts of one of the longest running and popular local bands. The Beer Garden at Camp Connell welcomes Chains Required! Should be a fun time, doors open at 5pm, we’ll have Wood Fired Pizza, Burgers and Beer...oh we’ll have wine, and some drink specials too!!!




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Kern Valley State Prison Investigating Inmate Death as a Homicide

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 05:11 PM
Delano, CA...Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) officials are investigating the July 15 death of an inmate as a homicide. At around 9 p.m. Sunday, a correctional officer conducting a security check on Facility A found inmate Eric Moreno, 30, unresponsive in his cell. An alarm was sounded and staff immediately began lifesaving measures.
Moreno was transported to an outside hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:01 p.m.

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Traffic Update....Vehicle Fire Reported Near Old Priest / Sr120

Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2018 05:00 PM
Groveland, CA...Traffic Update....Vehicle Fire Reported Near Old Priest / Sr120

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Created on 02/22/2006 11:32 PM by thepinetree
Updated on 11/15/2012 04:26 AM by thepinetree
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Bear Valley's Mark Phillips narrates a wonderful video that was created for the Ebbetts Pass Historical Association. The Video runs about 50 minutes and gives a fascinating & entertaining view of the history of the Bear Valley Area.



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