Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Poll on Retiring.....Not in Calaveras County

The elderly should not have to
worry all the time about how
they are going to live!
   A Pew Research Poll indicates that "despite a slowly improving economy, about four-in-ten adults (38%) say they are not confident that they will have enough income and assets for their retirement, up from 25% at the end of the Great Recession in 2009."

   The interesting portion of this statement is that "the end of the Great Recession was in 2009."  HUH?

   What world do they live in?  In Calaveras County we have a separate Great DEPRESSION, caused by our Supervisors who are anti-growth, passed Resolution 07-242, and therefore anti-job, anti-homeowners, but are pro-welfare!!!

   Will we elect Supervisors who will get rid of the waste of a General Plan and help this County get back to work?  We'll have to wait and see!! We know what we've had!!

Angels Camp Man Arrested for Drug Possession

  Joshua Litzner, 18 of Angels Camp, was arrested on October 29, 2012 on Main Street near Swendemans' for alleged Possession of a Narcotic, a Controlled Substance.

   Litzner was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by the Angels Camp Police Department.

N.J. Hospital Truck Helps Mom in Labor During Hurricane Sandy



During Hurricane Sandy's high winds and heavy rain, a New Jersey woman gave birth to a baby boy in a hospital's make-shift medical shelter to aid residents immobilized  by flooding. Christine Schleppy, 34, was only 35 weeks into her pregnancy when she started having contractions. It is believed that the barometric pressure during a hurrican can bring on labor.

Traffic Accident on Hwy 108 and Mono Way in Sonora

  UPDATE:  We just received notification that the roadway has been cleared as of 10:20AM.
    CHP are currently handling a traffic accident that occured at Hwy 108 and Mono Way in Sonora at 9:45 AM.

   An ambulance in enroute to the scene. Use extra caution if driving in that area until cleared.

Calaveras Chamber of Commerce


Wells Fargo Bank in San Andreas will host the November Mixer on Thursday, November 8th starting at 5:30. The Calaveras County Chamber Mixer will be a little early in November due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please plan to join us for this networking event.  Local wines will be served along with delicious appetizers.  Chamber Mixers are a great way to build business relationships, all local business people are invited to attend.

Good luck to rest of NFC West


PFT: 49ers' demolition of Cardinals gives them firm control of division thanks to that dominant defense and an ever-improving offense.PFT: 49ers' demolition of Cardinals gives them firm control of division thanks to that dominant defense and an ever-improving offense.

Calaveras Supervisors Right About Garcia

    The Sierra Sentinel has to give praise where praise is due!  The ridiculous debacle that an ex-employee and an old enemy and other idiots from the COG days caused over Public Works Director Tom Garcia;s well-deserved raise was shameful.

Smith's 'fantastic game' helps 49ers carve up Cards


The 49ers' Michael Crabtree avoids the Cardinals' William Gay on Monday night in Glendale, Ariz.On an almost perfect Monday night for Alex Smith, the San Francisco 49ers flexed their NFC West dominance with a 24-3 flattening of the Arizona Cardinals.

Twisted Oak Winery earns position on Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2012

    Twisted Oak Winery is pleased to announce that our estate-grown 2009 Calaveras County "Torcido" Garnacha has earned #50 on the Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 100 Wines of 2012.
    Earlier this year when the 2009 Torcido was given a 93 point score by Wine Enthusiast, reviewer Virginie Boone had this to say:
"What a wine. It tries to intimidate. At first, by its bottle size and alcohol level, but in the glass this 100% Garnacha is like a purring kitten—well a purring 20-pound Maine Coon cat, joyous in its pretty red fruit, and its earthy, meaty, vanilla and cinnamon toast range of goodness. All lush, Twisted Oak's Torcido is, like a retro soap opera, brave and beautiful."
    The 2009 Torcido (which means "twisted" in Spanish) is 100% Garnacha, grown in our estate vineyard located in Vallecito, Calaveras County, California. Garnacha is a Spanish variant of Grenache, and produces hearty reds like our Torcido. Detailed technical info and consumer reviews for the 2009 Torcido may be found on our web site.
    Wine Enthusiast magazine is one of the top wine magazines in the US, and their ratings and reviews are valued by both the trade and consumers.

    Any score 90 points or above is considered "Excellent". Each year the Wine Enthusiast reviews thousands of wines before selecting the Top 100 wines. The full list will be published in the December 2012 issue.
     Twisted Oak Winery is located in exciting Calaveras County, in the Sierra Foothills wine region of California. We have two tasting rooms: one located at the winery in Vallecito, Highway 4 at Red Hill Road, and the other located in Murphys at 363 Main Street. Both locations are open daily.

     Twisted Oak specializes in wines made from native Spanish, Portuguese, and Rhone grapes sourced from local vineyards.