Saturday, September 15, 2012

Report: China's VP appears in public for first time in two weeks

 
  

China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared in public on Saturday for the first time in about two weeks, state news agency Xinhua reported, following rumors about his health or the state of the country's leadership succession.China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared in public on Saturday for the first time in about two weeks, state news agency Xinhua reported, following rumors about his health or the state of the country's leadership succession.



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Tsunami debris adds new element to 'Coastal Cleanup' day

 
  

When thousands of volunteers take to West Coast beaches on Saturday for the 27th annual "Coastal Cleanup" they'll have a new instructions: keep any eye out for Japanese tsunami debris.When thousands of volunteers take to West Coast beaches on Saturday for the 27th annual "Coastal Cleanup" they'll have a new instructions: keep any eye out for Japanese tsunami debris.



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Study: 144,000 wind turbines at sea could power East Coast

 
  

Placing wind turbines off the East Coast could meet the entire demand for electricity from Florida to Maine, according to engineering experts at Stanford University.Placing wind turbines off the East Coast could meet the entire demand for electricity from Florida to Maine, according to engineering experts at Stanford University.



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Mother of 6 ditches SUV for super-sized bike

 
 
 

Pedal power! Emily Finch gets her six kids around town with a special mega-bike-wheelbarrow contraption called a bakfiets. "I was at a time in my life when something had to change," she says.Pedal power! Emily Finch gets her six kids around town with a special mega-bike-wheelbarrow contraption called a bakfiets. "I was at a time in my life when something had to change," she says.



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Fire Near Placerville

  UPDATE:  September 16, 2012 at 11 AM:  The Rock fire is now 45 acres and 60% contained.

Fw: Advisory Message: Calaveras Sheriff Needs Help Locating Missing Woman



 
 
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Shots fired on Burson Rd.

  A resident called the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office to report they heard three shots coming from Burson Rd and HIllvale Rd in Burson at around 9:50 PM on September 14, 2012.

   No one was cited or arrested.

Two Reports of Explosion in Avery

   Two different residents called the Sheriff's Department on September 14, 2012 around 10:35 PM to report they heard an explosion.

   One report came from Grey Mare and the other on Blackbird Lane. It was not determined what caused the explosion.

Disturbance at Glory Hole Marina

   About 12:10 AM on September 15, the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office noticed  a verbal  disturbance at the New Melones Lake Marina at Glory Hole.

    Apparently the deputy counseled the  parties and they agreed to stay quiet.

    Honest!  I says that!

Red Cow on Paloma in Valley Springs

    CHP received a call that there is a traffic hazard near the corner of Paloma and Rose in Valley Springs.  A red cow is in the roadway.

   We'll call out Cowboy Tyrone. He's got nothing better to do, anyway.

Traffic Accident on Hwy 49 in Jackson

    September 15, 2012 at 4 PM:  A traffic accident was reported at Hwy 49 and Main Street in Jackson at 3:52 PM.

   CHP and an ambulance are enroute. Three vehicles were involved, including a white RV, a maroon sedan and a silver pickup.

   The Amador County Sheriff's Office has been notified. Use caution if traveling in that area.

Car Burglary at Natural Bridges

   The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department responded to a call on September 14, 2012, of a burglary of a car at Natural Bridges parking lot off Parrotts Ferry Rd. in Vallecito.

   Apparently the window was broken out of the car. No indication given of what was removed from the car.

  

Three Males Stripping House

    The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department received a call from a resident on Rippon Road in Valley Springs on September 14, 2012, that three males appear to be stripping a house nearby.

   It isn't clear what the Sheriff's Department did, if anything. If we receive any information we will post it.

If You Were Born on September 14, 1938....

   Your mother paid 9 cents for a loaf of bread (It wasn't sliced)

   The most popular songs on the radio were  Ella Fitzgerald's

Burglary in Valley Springs

   A burglary that had occured when the resident on Driver Rd. was absent in Valley Springs was reported on September 14, 2012, to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department.

  Apparently the home had been broken into. It is not know at this time if there is a suspect.

Trouble if Moving in....

    One caller to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department on September 14, 2012, wanted to report that if they move into a certain residence there may well be a confrontation.

   Of course, no address was given so a deputy was not involved at that point.

Sleepers in Suspicious Vehicle

   When a Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputy inspected a reported suspicious vehicle on September 14, 2012 at around 8:30 AM  on Campo Seco Dr. in Campo Seco, he found people sleeping inside.

   At least one person was arrested at the scene, and booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

California Ballot Proposition #30

  Temporary Taxes:

   This is the temporary tax to fund education and public safety initiative amendment.

   It increases taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years

   It increases sales tax for everyone in California to 7.50% for four years, up .25%.

   If it passes, they say that spending reductions to education programs will not occur in 2012-13.

  Our recommendation:

Animal in Road in Valley Springs

    September 15, 2012 at 8:35 AM:   CHP is enroute to a report of an animal in the roadway at California and Rose St in Valley Springs.

   Use caution if driving in that area until cleared.

Fire in Banning

   UPDATE:  September 15, 2012 at 8 AM: Called the Truck Fire, the fire near Banning has moved only slightly and is now 30 acres and ks 40% contained.

A 20 acre fire on Old Banning/Idylwild Rd and Euky Duct Trail in Banning is now 25% contained..

Autopsy: Widow of Flight 93 pilot died of overdose

 
  

The widow of the pilot of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, died of heart failure caused by accidental alcohol and drug overdose, according to an autopsy released Friday.

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Spheres spark new Martian mystery

 
 

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: NASA's Opportunity rover has found a new kind of geological "berry" on Mars that has the experts scratching their heads ... and licking their chops.Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: NASA's Opportunity rover has found a new kind of geological "berry" on Mars that has the experts scratching their heads ... and licking their chops.



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Awkward baby passport photo goes viral

 
  

Anyone who has ever been stuck with what seems like the world's most awkward passport photo, prompting giggles from customs officials at borders around the globe, will get a smile out of this 5-month-old boy's first try at looking suave for his passport.Anyone who has ever been stuck with what seems like the world's most awkward passport photo, prompting giggles from customs officials at borders around the globe, will get a smile out of this 5-month-old boy's first try at looking suave for his passport.



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Lebanese hope Pope can 'bring peace' to the region

 

 

Lebanese of all faiths welcome Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Beirut and hope that he can help 'bring peace' to Syria and the troubled Middle East region caught in a wave of anti-Western violence. NBC's Claudio Lavanga reports from Beirut. Lebanese of all faiths welcome Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Beirut and hope that he can help 'bring peace' to Syria and the troubled Middle East region caught in a wave of anti-Western violence. NBC's Claudio Lavanga reports from Beirut.



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Judge strikes down Wisconsin law restricting union rights

 
 

A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers. It was not clear if the ruling means the law is immediately suspended.

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2 Americans dead at Prince Harry's Afghan camp

 
 

Two US members of the NATO force in Southern Afghanistan were reported killed Friday night in an attack on Camp Bastion/Leatherneck — where Britain's Prince Harry is based — sources told NBC News.

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