Monday, October 8, 2012

Traffic Accident in San Andreas

   October 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM:  A traffic accident was reported in San Andreas at Hwy 49 and Union Mine Rd.

   No injuries have been reported. A CHP unit is enroute to the scene. Use extra caution if driving in that  area.    

Divorce, DeVito Style

  Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman announced today that they are divorcing after 30 years of marriage.

   Believed to be one of the best marriages in Hollywood, many expressed surprise at the announcement.

   The two have 3 children together. No reason was given for the divorce.

'Sorry Big Bird....

........I know we spent out childhood together
 but you're part of the 47% so you've
got to go......

Study Session for Revenue Enhancement Services

  The Study Session on October 9, 2012 is to discuss Revenue Enhancement Services for our County Board of Supervisors. 

   Is this where they continue to apply for grants? (actually our tax money) they don't have so they can continue to spend the way they want?

    We thought they had a grantwriter within the Sheriff's Department. Will this cost us an additional 10% of whatever this company gets for the Sheriff?

     Pay attention, voters.

Now Hiring at Calaveras County

  On the Consent Agenda for Tuesday, October 9, 2012, and not a bit controversial apparently, is the hiring of yet another Social Services employee.

   Since we must have not heard correctly, the Board has plenty of OUR money to spend and hiring is ON AGAIN!

    They have failed to put the amount on the agenda itself. We will only know the total cost of this hire when the Board Packet comes out later in the week.

  

Always Pave Roads Just Before Election

   Get those roads paved!  That's always the message when an election is eminate, and District 4 is no exception.

   How coincidental is it that Diamond XX is, three weeks before the election being approved for road paving.  We seem to remember that happening when Russ Thomas was running. Curious!

   This is on the Consent Agenda for Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Two Change Orders for $215,000 for Jail

   Everyone who bids for huge government contracts knows that the MONEY is in the CHANGE ORDERS.

    On Tuesday October 9, 2012 agenda is two more Change Orders for the new Jail, totaling $215, 000.

   There is no way to avoid it, it appears to be built in to the system. They even budget for it!
  

Board of Supervisors Approving Wildlife Killers

   Put on the Consent Agend for Tuesday, October 9, 2012, is paying a Wildlife killer to stand by and come whenever called to bait, trap and kill the animals that just try to survive in Calaveras County.

Proposition 34/ Overturn Death Penalty?

  Statewide, the polls indicate that whether or not to pass Prop 34, the overturning of the death penalty is very close.

   Some say it's a Republican vs. Democrat decision. Others say its men vs women.  It depends on whether you believe life in prison is better or worse that being executed.

   We do believe this one will pass, if only by a narrow margin.   All of the laws in the state have received a lessoning of penalty lately.

   The question is, will we only have killers in prisons from now on?

Large Bear Reported in Vallecito

   A report of a large bear in Vallecito was made to Fish and Game on October 7, 2012 after a resident on Poag Ln. called the Calaveras Sheriff's Office to report it.

   We hear that Cowboy Tyrone and his merry band of four will gladly head up the "hounding", and treeing of this bear, so that one of them can happily shoot it down.

Gunfire Reported in Valley Springs

  A report was made to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office of gunfire heard at LaContenta and Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

   A resident heard 5 or 6 shots in the area on October 6, 2012. No one was cited or arrested.

Calaveras Arts Council's Quarterly Membership and Friends Dinner

 
 

 
 
 
    The Calaveras Arts Council's quarterly Membership and Friends dinner will be held at the Pickle Patch in San Andreas on October 23. 
 
     Social hour begins at 5:30PM and dinner begins at 6:30PM.  Dinner is $16 per person.  Wine, beer, and soft drinks can be purchased separately.  Everyone is welcome.

No longer forte: Piano’s grand tradition winds down

 

 

Oct. 7: Statistics show that piano sales have decreased by 80 percent in the last century and increasingly more pianos are winding up in landfills or, as some say whimsically, piano heaven. NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports. (Nightly News)Statistics show that piano sales have decreased by 80 percent in the last century and increasingly more pianos are winding up in landfills or, as some say whimsically, piano heaven.



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Doctor: Scrap football, save brains

 
  

Oct. 7: A New Hampshire school board member wants to shut down the high school football program, saying that football is too dangerous for high school boys. The board member, a retired physician, points to the risk of concussions and long-term brain injuries. His proposal has triggered a passionate debate. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports. (Nightly News)A New Hampshire school board member wants to shut down the high school football program, saying that football is too dangerous for high school boys. The board member, a retired physician, points to the risk of concussions and long-term brain injuries. His proposal has triggered a passionate debate. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports. (Nightly News)



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Summer’s over: Canada blasts down arctic chill

 
  

Oct. 7: It will be a cold week for millions as arctic blasts continue to move in from Canada. Expect record lows, stormy weather and perhaps even some snow from the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. NBC's Michelle Franzen and The Weather Channel's Julie Martin report. (Nightly News)It will be a cold week for millions as arctic blasts continue to move in from Canada. Expect record lows, stormy weather and perhaps even some snow from the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. NBC's Michelle Franzen and The Weather Channel's Julie Martin report. (Nightly News)



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Romney gets personal at Florida rally

 
  

Mitt Romney concluded a three-day Florida campaign swing with one of his largest crowds of the campaign season packing a town square to hear his retooled stump speech, which now highlights the sometimes-rigid candidate's personal side.

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Noise Complaints in Mokelumne Hill

   A resident called the Calaveras Sheriff's Office to complain about noise on Marlette in Mokelumne Hill.  Another report was received a couple of hours later in the same location.

   No citation was issued or arrest  made either time.

NYT: Meningitis outbreak reveals lack of oversight

 
 

NYT: The growing fungal meningitis outbreak is highlighting poor federal oversight when it comes to drug safety from compound pharmacies.

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Disturbance in Douglas Flat

  On October 7, 2012 a resident called to report a disturbance on Ironwood Ct. in Douglas Flat to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office.

   Apparently an altercation took place. A deputy took the report. No citation was issued or arrest was made.

Case count rises to 91 in fungal meningitis outbreak

 
 

At least 91 people have been infected with an unusual type of meningitis caused by contaminated steroid injections, federal health officials said Sunday, with seven deaths.

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Author sees blueprints for social change in Internet design

 
  

Principles that created the Internet such as decentralization and peer-to-peer networks should be used much more to tackle some of society's most pressing issues, technology writer Steven Johnson argues in his new book.

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Assault and Battery at Treats in San Andreas

   An assault and battery was reported at Treat's Store on E. St. Charles in San Andreas on October 7, 2012.

   A Calaveras Sheriff's deputy took the report. No one was cited or arrested at the time.

Earnings may not matter to new breed of investor

 
 

Earnings season begins Tuesday and will test whether the stock market can continue to gain ground even as financial results stagnate.

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Foxconn denies China iPhone plant hit by strike

 
 

Foxconn, the Taiwanese made-to-order electronics giant that assembles Apple's products, denied reports that a plant in China was crippled by a strike, saying on Saturday that its production is on schedule at an important time for Apple.Foxconn, the Taiwanese made-to-order electronics giant that assembles Apple's products, denied reports that a plant in China was crippled by a strike, saying on Saturday that its production is on schedule at an important time for Apple.



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Disturbance on Chumash in Camp Connell

   A verbal altercation was reported as a disturbance to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office on Chumash Ct. in Camp Connell on October 7, 2012.

    No one was cited or arrested in the incident.

Clock ticking on election, campaigns look to next debates

 
  

Mitt Romney is fighting to earn a new look from voters with 30 days remaining until the election, as President Barack Obama looks to close the window on his Republican challenger.

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Student loans, backed by government, crushing families

 
  

Federal student loans, dished out virtually without limit to parents desperate to pay the rising costs of college, can sometimes hurt the very families they are intended to help.Federal student loans, dished out virtually without limit to parents desperate to pay the rising costs of college, can sometimes hurt the very families they are intended to help.



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