Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Salary Negotiations Kept Secret in Calaveras?

   We learned something from a knowledgeable friend in Sacramento today; that salary negotiations of county management hires must be done in open session, if more than two Supervisors are present.

   Do our Supervisors, or the City of Angels Council follow this law?  We don't think so.

Double Springs resident Bonnie Newman should be happy

   Bonnie Newman, who gets up to speak at the Calaveras Board of Supervisors every week in behalf of the disabled and their In-Home Supportive Services caretakers should be happy.
   Apparently Governor Brown has made a deal to end the court battle with unions who care for the disabled in their homes.

    It was reported yesterday that the cut in IHSS will be only 8%, instead of the 22% that had been previously suggested.

   These services allow people to stay in their own homes longer instead of being placed in a long-term care facility or nursing home.  

Muprhys Sanitary Distrct Special Meeting

   The Murphys Sanitary District will hold a special board meeting on March 21, 2013 t 90 Big Trees Rd in Murphys at 6 PM.

    On the agenda is under Closed Session, Personnel Matters, appointment or employent, General Manager with discussion and possible action.

General Plan Land Use Map Draft #2 Comments?

   According to the Calaveras County Planning Department, there will be a 30-day comment period

OP-ED...1 in 3 Counties in US are Dying?

          Is it true that the new 2012 census estimates released recently show population shifts

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in manual

   The psychiatric "bible" for diagnosing disorders gets a new reference, that of diagnosing post-trauatic stress disorder in children under the age of 6.

   The dead 6 year olds at Sandy Hook won't have to worry about getting PTSD, however.

Help for Gunshot Fingers

   Have you heard about the guy who blew off part of his middle finger in a gun accident. Good news!

   He has created himself a prosthetic finger from bicycle parts and is so pleased with it that he is selling them to other gunshot finger amputees.

Warning to Lindsey Vonn

   A former mistress of Tiger Woods has apparently warned skier Lindsey Vonn, that once a cheater, always a cheater, and that she should watch herself.

Did you see the Donald Trump video?

   Donald Trump was doing a interview, when someone asked him about Anthony Weiner's chances of getting back into politics.

    Trump said that Weiner is a "pervert" and a "whack job", but of course that doesn't always mean they can't get elected.

First day of Spring....comes in wet!

   We welcome both Spring and the rains today, as it has been over a month since we had any measurable amounts.

   Drive carefully today as the roads will be slippery. The snow is supposed to stay over 6000'.