Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fire in Tehama County-Ponderosa Fire

  UPDATE:  August 19, 2012 at 5 PM The Ponderosa Fire is now 12,000 acres with 0% containment. Massive evacuations are still taking place. The fire is now headed towards the towns of Shingletown and Viola.

35 Major Fires in Western U.S.

   Althought the Ramsey Fire in Ebbetts Pass has been contained, just a few moments ago on one of the national cable channels, a map was shown with a flame designating each fire that is burning in the western United States. It was horrifying. There are 35 currently.

  So far this year, 6.75 million acres have burned. And we are just now coming into the fire season of the year.

Ramsey Fire in Ebbetts Pass

   UPDATE:  August 19, 2012 7:30 PM The Ramsey fire is now 95% contained at 1155 acres. They received trace amounts of rain yesterday. They are asking visitors to the Hwy 4 corridor to be extra cautious as mop-up operations are ongoing near the Hwy.

White House State Dinner for Kids

      Tomorrow, August 20, 2012 is a special day at the White House, and First Lady Michelle Obama is inviting everyone to be part of it.

    54 kids from all over the U.S. will be joining Mrs. Obama for lunch in the East Room, after being picked for working with their parents to create a healthy lunch dish.

  You can join them at There will also be a musical performance from Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush.

   Please join us!

            Michelle Obama at the White House

Open Letter to Gary Tofanelli... About Term Limits

   Dear Mr. Tofanelli:
    As Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, you essentially backed up your friend Tom Tryon in admonishing a GRAND JURY who dared to suggest that you Supervisors should have TERM LIMITS!

   How DARE

Letter to the Editor...About Supervisors

    Dear Editor:

    I guess our local elected representatives, Callaway, Tryon, Wilensky, Spellman and Tryon really proved what kind of people they are last Board meeting; not to mention what kind of Supervisors.

   The Grand Jury was completely and totally right on!

Letter to the Editor...About Events


Dear Editor;
   Many residents in Copper are mad at a local resort because they think they are doing something wrong......but the county has allowed it...given tacit approval by entering into a contract with the Sheriff for law enforcement.

    You should know that neither the Supervisor, nor anyone else at the County has made any law

Reading Fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park

   UPDATE: The Reading Fire has consumed 27, 849 acres as of Sunday August 19, 2012 at 7 AM and is 50% contained.
photos courtesy of usfs
wildlife after a fire

Sheriff's Deputies Busy at Lake Tulloch

    Starting Saturday afternoon and continuing up until midnight when the days tracking ends, Calaveras Sheriff's deputies handled  32 incidents in and around Lake Tulloch on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

   Mostly intoxicated in public, many were arrested during that time. More details will be available on Monday morning when booking records will be completed for the weekend.

Arrest in Campo Seco

   A suspicious person on Campo Seco Rd in Campo Seco was arrested on outstanding local warrants at 7:15 AM on August 18, 2012

   A Calaveras County Sheriff's deputy booked the suspect into the Calaveras County Jail. No other information is available at this time.

Car VS Pole on Quail Oaks

  At 4:04 AM on August 19, 2012 CHP received a call that a traffic collision had occured on Quail Oaks Dr. in the Valley Springs area.

   CHP responded and found that a black mustang had sheered off a telephone pole at the base. An ambulance was called to the scene and the driver was transported to Mark Twain Hospital.

   AT&T was notified about the pole damage.