Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Special Board of Supervisors Meeting Thursday July 5, 2012


     A special Calaveras County Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 9 AM with one item, a minute order authorizing the filling of one vacant unfunded Deputy Sheriff II position and approving a Budget Transfer to increase the Sheriff's offices by $90,984.

   This will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.   The Sheriff was shorted because of Supervisors who placed Public Health Nurses and Sexually Transmitted Diseases  above our need for protection by Law Enforcement.
    It seems that the Chair, Gary Tofanelli gets the credit for finding the money and getting the special meeting set up.  We sent him an e-mail thanking him and told him that this should keep him out of the Donkey Pen for awhile.
   There will also be a closed session for anticipated litigation. (two cases)

Why are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorcing?

Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes
in happier times.
  Rumors abound in this web of mystery of why Katie Holmes filed for divorce from actor Tom Cruise.  Many feel it may embody the strict religious beliefs Cruise has

Railroad Flat Secret Community Planning Meeting Tonight?


   There's a sign up on Railroad Flat Road today that wasn't there yesterday, saying that there is a Railroad Flat Community Planning meeting tonight July 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM.
     Why today, the day before the 4th of July. Why wasn't the sign put up

Murphys Sanitary District Gets Notice of Violation

Wastewater ponds such as this
are used to clean wastewater
and make it good enough
for irrigation.
     In a letter to the new General Manager of Murphys Sanitary District, Julio Guerra dated May 1, 2012, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality control Board wrote:
    " The Murphys Sanitary District (MSD) wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) is regulated by the Water Board under Waste Discharge Requirements

Devastating Colorado Springs Fire Can Happen Here?


     Watching the unbelievably horrifying footage of the fire in the Colorado Springs area, is difficult, and many of us remember the Old Gulch Fire of 1992, which burned areas in Calaveras County from Fricot City to Hathaway Pines, started by

Andy Griffith Passes Away at 86


     Andy Griffith, who played the beloved Sheriff on "The Andy Griffith Show" and many others along the way in his TV career, passed away peacefully at his home in North Carolina at around 7 AM this morning, June 3, 2012. He was 86.
    His career covered many decades and colorful characters and he will be remembered by all generations for his natural acting ability and portrayal of down-to-earth men who help society in some way.

Fire in Rancho Calaveras From Fireworks

     CalFire has reported  a vegetation fire in the 5000 block of Thornicroft Dr. in Rancho Calaveras  was caused by fireworks.
     Two units responded, Jenny Lind Fire and CalFire, who were able to extinguish the fire in about a 1/2 hour. No estimated dollar amount of loss was available.
    Late yesterday CalFire actually admitted on their website that so-called "safe and sane" fireworks also cause fires. A simple sparkler can ignite the dry grass.

Arson Arrests in Calaveras Fires

     On Monday, July 2, 2012, at approximately 4 AM CalFire Law enforcement Officers from the Tuolumne/Calaveras Unit in cooperation with the Calaveras County District Attorney's office arrested

Who is Harold Hamm?


           Never heard of Harold Hamm?  Not a common everyday household name, but he is #78 on the Forbes list of the worlds billionaires.
     In a fascinating interview done on CNBC's Squawk Box early this morning, June 3, 2012, we learned that he started

SCAM Alert for Military Families

     California Senator Ted Gaines office has issued a warning to all department of defense military members, retirees and civilian employees of an e-mail SCAM.
     The e-mail, according to Gaines' newsletter, appears to come from

Goldrush Wireless Internet Down for 14 Hours

     If you are a Goldrush Internet Provider customer, or you've not heard back from friends that have Goldrush wireless internet service, you are a victim of a 14 hour out-of-service caused by