Monday, August 27, 2012

Letter to the Editor About Bears

  Dear Editor: 
Perhaps this should be a dead bear
 on our flag
     So it looks like our illustrious BOS has voted against SB1221, the ban on inhumane hunting of bears with hounds.   Most disappointing was Supervisor Spellman abstaining.  Weakness is an unacceptable trait in a Supervisor. 

    As for the others,

ASPCA: "California's Dogs and Wildlife are Counting on YOU"

   Dear California Animal Advocates,

   Thanks to your continuing support and actions, California Senate Bill 1221 to ban the cruel and unsporting practice of "hounding" bears and bobcats is moving to the Assembly floor for a vote!

   California's legislative session ends this month.  We have just two weeks to get SB 1221 passed in the Assembly and sent to the governor's desk.

   Hounding is a type of hunting that involves fitting dogs with radio devises that allow bear and bobcat "houndsmen" to monitor the dogs' movements remotely.

   Dogs are released to chase a frightened wild animal---often for miles--until the animal is exhausted and typically seeks refuge in a tree.

   At that point, the "hunter" walks up and shoots the terrified bear or bobcat down.

   The dogs suffer, too.  In the course of defending themselves, bears have inflicted fatal injuries to dogs.

   And when one of these dogs are injured, it's often easier for their owners to dump them than to treat them.

   If dogs show fear or can't keep up, they often are are abandoned to starve to death.

   We know assemblymembers are hearing from the hunters. It is important that they also hear from you, the bill's supporters, before time runs out for California's dogs and wildlife.

   You can visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center online right now to email and call your state assemblymember in Sacramento to urge him/her to pass SB 1221.

     Thank you California,


Small Fire in Angels Camp

   CalFire was called to a fire on Stallion Way in Angels Camp on Sunday, August 26, 2012 around 7 AM. Five engines responded.

   The fire was limited to about 1/4 acre. The cause was undetermined. Mop up continued until after 1 PM that afternoon.


David Lynn KIng

    David Lynn King "Cowboy" of San Andreas, passed away on August 13, 2012 at home. He was 43 years old.

    A Calaveras County native, he had lived in San Andreas for over 30 years.

Copperopolis Man Arrested

   Jacob Roger Schulte, 18 Copperopolis, was arrested  for alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Narcotic, both felonies, and Driving Without a License, a misdemeanor.

   Angels Police Department made the arrest on Stanislaus Ave in Angels Camp. Schulte was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

North Pass Fire Gets Away

   The North Pass Fire in Mendocino National Foresr ia now 31, 650 acres and is 32% contained at this time.

  One home and 5 outbuildings have been destroyed so far and 79 buildings are threatened by this fire.

  The fire is currently headed towards the North Fork of the Eel River. Evacuations remain in effect.

David C. Bulmer

   David Bulmer, of Valley Springs, passed away on August 16, 2012 at his home. He was 62.

   At native of Dearborn, Michigan, he served in the US Army during the Vietnam War,

Chris Mathews Slams Republican Chairman

    In a surprise to many, and with applause from the audience, Chris Mathews of  MSNBC, slammed Reince Priebus, the RNC Chairman, leaving Priebus extremely nervous and looking to Joe Scarborough for help on Morning Joe today, August 27, 2012.

   Asking hard questions regarding Medicare and calling the birth certificate comment racist, even Mika Brzinski was looking astonished at Priebus' becoming unnerved.

   Many Republican candidates do not like Mathews because of his hard-hitting style and lack of fear in putting candidates on the spot, but he is well-respected among his colleagues.

Mike Peccia Corrected by General Manager

  During the discussion of their General Manager Julio Guerra's resignation, Mike Peccia, yelled out that Musphys Sanitary District got along fine before without a General Manager, when the room erupted in laughter.

Two More Homocides in Stockton

   Despite a sweep by local, state and federal officers which took 70 gang members off the streets of Stockton over the weekend, 2 more homocides were committed there.

300 Earthquakes

   Southern California got shaken a bit yesterday as a swarm of earthquakes, the largest being around 5.5 or the rictor scale, hit the area around San Diego.

   Mobile homes were knocked off their foundations and there was some minor damage to homes and businesses, but no major damage or injries were reported.

49ers vs Broncos

   After trailing the Denver Broncos 24-10 at halftime, the 49ers came back to win the game 29-24 in their first official game of the season on Sunday, August 26, 2012.

The Wettest Convention on Record?

   There are a lot of news reporters and commentators sitting around in a mostly empty convention center in Florida today. Blame it on Isaac.

   The tropical storm has 70,000 Republican convention goers, not to mention reportes and TV stations from around the world, on hold.

   The first day of the convention is officially concelled. They plan to open Tuesday if the weather permits.

Marine Fired by Geico

   According to the Marine who was in the Geico commercials, calling his psychiatric patient "jackwagon", he was fired.
    He says he was fired because of political statements he has made about the current administration

   Lee Ermseu, star of "Full Metal Jacket" says his negative comments about the President were the reason for Geico firing him..