Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gun Laws...How do our Supervisors feel?

   At the request of many of our readers, we have asked each of the five Supervisors in Calaveras County where they stand on the proposed changes to our gun laws from the President.

   We will publish their responses for you to read.

Calaveras Council of Governments Orientation?

   The Calaveras Council  of Governments is holding an orientation on February 6, 2013. It begins at 5:30 PM and will be held in the Calaveras County Board of Supervisor Chambers.

   This is usually a yearly propaganda meeting, to convince people they need the COG.

Op-Ed by Dennis Dooley, President of CCWD

Comments on CCWD (Calaveras County Water District) Financial Issues

    The following article is my thoughts about the cost and complexity of CCWD.  These are my thoughts and I am not speaking for the Board or the staff, but I think that they will generally agree with what I write.

Body of Lottery Winner to be Exhumed

   The lump sum lottery winnings of  Urooj Khan are being held by a judge due to the body being exhumed after cyanide was found in his blood.

   The wife and brother of the victim are fighting over the winnings.

Steinberg proposes $10 billion U.S. Mental Health Plan

    President Obama's proposal to expand mental health programs in response to the Newtown, Connecticut massacre is a good start but much more should be done, accoding to Californi state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg.

   Steinberg is travelling to Washington DC next week to urge federal officials to spend $10 billion more on mental health early intervention, school-based services and treatment modeled after the system funded in California under Prop 63.

   He hopes to meet with Vice-President Biden or his staff during his visit.

Ronald Reagan Day

      Newly elected Assemblymember Scott Wilk has introduced ACR 5, which would declare February 6, 2013 as Ronald Reagan Day.

     The day would have been the Gipper's 102 birthday.  However, the Assembly is famouse for adopting resolutions declaring a date's recongnition long after the date has passed.  We'll let you know.


San Andreas Man Arrested

   On January 15, 2013 at approximately 7 PM, the Calaveras Sheriff deputies responded to a residence on the 200 block of Pope Street, San Andreas for a 911 call regarding a burglary.

Op-Ed........Two Billion tons of food ends up waste?

       According to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, as much as 2 billion tons of all food

Rollover Accident in Pine Grove

    11 AM:  CHP is just cleaning up after a solo vehicle rollover on Hwy 88 at Pine Grove Volcano Road in Pine Grove.  The vehicle landed on its wheels off the hwy.

   One injured person was transported to Sutter Hospital  by ambulance with a laceration to the head.

Op-Ed.....on Planned Parenthood

    Planned Parenthood Abandoning "Pro-Choice" Label for "no-Labels" Message

Op-Ed......In India Sons are Preferred

      In India, preference for sons undermines desire for smaller families, or slowing decline in population growth.

49ers Rolling Over the Falcons?

   Madden picks the 49ers to roll over the Falcons and send Ray Lewis out a loser. What do you think?

No Lost Cell Phones Here!

   A man in Las Vegas had to put a sign on his front door after people who had lost their cell phones began showing up there.

   Apparently the tracking devices were not programmed properly and were leading people to his home instead.

Football Players' girlfriend never existed?

   In a strange, bizarre tale, the Notre Dame football player who claimed his grandmother and his girlfriend died within hours of each other, now says the girlfriend never existed.

    We do not believe this story is over yet.

   Manti Te'o stated she died of Leukemia. Now no one is certain what actually happened, but the girlfirend never existed, he says now.

Dog Drives Van over Florida Man

   A man in Florida got out of his van to open a gate, and a dog jumped into the vehicle, pushed on the accelerator, and drove over the man.

    Authorities state that the Florida man died from the injuries.

Hiring Vets Good Public Relations Ploy?

    While Wal-Mart's announcement that they will hire 100,000 vets in the next five years, others are saying its more of a symbolic ploy for good publicity.

    While many will probably take them up on it, Wal-Mart is probably not returning Vets first choice for employment.

How Many Cellphones are being Used in U.S.?

   Current information available show that there are 320 million cell phones being used in American and accoding to a Nielsen study, about 50% are smartphones used heavily throughout the day.

20,000 "energy drink" users in Emergency Rooms

   A government study is calling popular energy drings "a rising public health problem" that are sending more and more people to the emergency rooms.

Are Childhood Vaccines Safe?

   The Institute of Medicine says that existing evidence suggests the childhood immunization schedule is safe,but that research looking for potential safety concerns should continue.

Questions About Armstrongs Cancer

   It seems that now Lance Armstrong has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs, and it brings even more quesitons.

   For example, could the use of these drugs have actually contributed to his cancer?