Thursday, February 28, 2013

Phyllis J. Brownell-Kahl

    Phyllis J. Brownell-Kahl of Valley Springs, passed away after complications from a subdural hematoma on February 15, 2013.  She was 88.

Foster Care Youth Speaks out

   A teen Foster youth had the courage to come before the Calaveras Board of Supervisors and speak out for an organization he is part of that was created to help other foster care children.

    We commend Janson Lowe his action.

Poor Agenda Construction by Calaveras Supervisors or Staff?

   Yet another 2+ hours spent on the Calaveras County Consent Agenda at the

Car hits Shell Station

   A vehicle was reported at 2:12 PM as having hit the Shell Station building in San Andreas.
 No injuries have been reported at this time.

   CHP is enroute to the scene.

Tire in Roadway in San Andreas

  UPDATE:  Roadway is now clear as of 2:30 PM.

Illegal Gunfire in Murphys

   A caller reported to the Calaveras Sheriff hearing firearms discharge on Roaring Camp Road in Murphys on February 27, 2013.

    Reportedly sounds like automatic gun fire from across the canyon.

You'll love this lizard report

   A resident reported to the Calaveras Sheriff on February 27, 2013 that there was a suspicious person on Spyglass in Valley Springs.

   Apparently this subject was on foot with a stick and a bottle, hunting, and just now found a lizard, according to the log. No arrest or citation was issued.

Burglary reported on Rawhide in Arnold

   A burglary that had occured on Rawhide Drive in Arnold was reported to Calaveras Sheriff's officers on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

   It is not indicated if the Sheriff's office has a suspect or not.

Woman Reports Grenade

   An Angels Camp woman apparently reported that her deceased brother had a storage locker at Grub Stake Mini Storage, where he had a grenade.

   She reported that she did not know if it was real or not.

Capuchin monkeys crack nuts and use tools

      The capuchin monkeys studied in Brazil, not only know how to smash nuts, but how to keep nuts from rolling off the table, etc.

    Does this mean that all men are trainable, or only if  having  the IQ of a capuchin?

Chiefs still want to draft QB

   Although they have agreed to take Alex Smith for the two remaining years of his NFL contract from the 49ers, the Chiefs still plan to try and draft a QB this offseason.

Tennessee Woman Charged $5 for using bathroom

   There is no question that non-patrons do pose a problem for restaurant or cafe owners who just come in to use the bathrooms.

   A woman in Tennessee apparently had a photo taken of her license plate and got a bill in the mail for $5 after using a local restaurant.

   The owner said that there was a sign posted in the mirror about the charge, and she had refused to pay when she left.

Do 49ers want Revis?

   There is some talk that the 49ers are very interested in trying to make a trade for Darrelle Revis, the Jets cornerback.

Rats now collaborate telepathically

   Two rats, thousands of miles apart have apparently been zapped with brain implants to work together.

   Gee, we can think of a lot of rats who could benefit from this technology. Shall we send these scientists their names?

Gun Story of the Day....out of Texas

   It has been just a month since a Texas school district voted to allow school employees to carry

Does Everyone Hate the Patriots?

  Is it true that players and fans of other teams hate the Patriots? It seems that Ravens' Terrell Suggs thinks they do. He certainly seems to hate them, that's for sure.

Honey Boo Boo goes International

   TLC's popular TV series, "Here comes Honey Boo Boo" is going to become available in Australia, the Netherlands, Italy and Latin America.

   How proud America should be!!

Oil Recycling Pays in Arnold

  It was announced by Public Works that your recycled oil pays at SEI in Arnold. If you turn in your old oil, you will get 16 cents a quart for the oil in cash, according to a spokeman on Tuesday.

Actress Mary-Louise Parker says....

   A New York antique dealer  said that "Weeds" star Mary-Louise Parker threatened to have him killed and called him a f*g.

    Parker denies the accusations, who says the argument was between the owner and a friend she had accompanied to the store.

Bryce Randall Right about PG & E

   During the Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Calaveras Board of Supervisors meeting, Bryce Randall of District 2 made the comment that his PG&E bill

Ricky Shroder :Sorry, but

    Former "Silver Spoons" star Ricky Shroder was accused of assaulting an LAX worker this week.  He says that he is only guilty of hurting her feelings.

  He says the whole thing was a misunderstanding and that he was sorry; that that he was in a hurry.

OP-ED...On Short Term Rentals at Lake Tulloch

by Betsy Duncan

    I want to comment on the Transient Rental Ordinance that the Board of Supervisors is considering and that