Monday, April 8, 2013

Larry Buswell of San Andreas

Larry Buswell, center
   Larry Buswell of San Andreas, passed away on March 30, 2013 at Mark Twain Hospital. He was 87.

Traffic hazard in Valley Springs

   Fire notified CHP at 3:22 PM that there are some Comcast cables hanging down over Hwy 26 at Baldwin in Valley Springs.  CHP is enroute to the area.


Isaiah Dyken Arrested

    Isaiah Dyken (28) of San Andreas was arrested on Jesus Maria Rd on April 5, 2013, for alleged

Lake Tarsands

   This lake of oil, being held back from the Bell Sough Wildlife Management Area, was secretly photographed and released to the press.  This one belongs to EXXON.

Governor Browns Water Tunnels Expensive and .....

   Not only has been exposed that the water tunnels to LA Governor Brown wants are very expensive, but they will also require re-routing at least three highways around the project for quite some time, including Hwy 160 in Sacramento County.

Famous Mouseketeer Annette Funicello dies

courtesy Walt Disney archives
   Probably the best-known member of the original 1950's Mickey Mouse Club and a star of numerous 1960's beach party films,

Wall of dirt collapses on 2 children

   Two children, ages 6 and 7, who were playing in a excavated basement construction site in North Carolina, perished after after attempts to dig them out alive were unsuccessful.

   The wall of one side of the basement hole collapsed, burying the two children alive.

Fish with Gin-clear blood?

   Scientists have discovered one fish in Antactic waters, who live at depths of 3200' with no scales and "gin-clear" blood.

   Every other known animal with bones has blood with hemoglobin, which binds with oxygen and makes the blood appear red.

   I think I know a couple of people who probably would qualify with that blood.

Ticketed for Using Map GPS

   A man who was ticketed for distracted driving claimed that he wasn't talking on his phone, he was using his GPS mapping that was on his phone.

   The judge just shook his head and said "Guilty" as charged.

PG&E donated $150,000 to Republican Party

   PG&E, the electric monopoly in California, is apparently not hurting financially. Friday they donated $150,000 to the California Republican Party.

   Of course, PG&E also donates to Supervisor Merita Callaway's campaigns (she once worked for them and has a friend).


OP-ED....Tired of all the donation boxes, donor banks, etc?

   If you think your local grocer or other business has way too many donation banks,

Wanted by Angels Camp Police Department

    Jessie James Taylor, for alleged Possession of Narcotics for Sale, ACPD Case # 13-0392 (See photo below)

Black Calf on Poole Station Road

    Use caution if driving on Poole Station Road in San Andreas. A black calf was reported to CHP as walking back and forth across the road.

Angels Police Department Arrests Three

   According to the Angels Camp Police Department, on March 30, 2013 at approximately 11:30 AM, an officer from the Angels Camp Police Department took a report of a stolen motorcycle.

Lake Tulloch Vacation Rental Ordinance on April 9, 2013 agenda

   Very disappointing is the fact that a bad law is being approved by the Calaveras Board of Supervisors tomorrow, picking on certain homeowners

New Calaveras County Jail and Sheriff's Office now 80% complete

   As of April 9, 2013, the jail project is approximately 80% complete, according to Flintco Pacific.

   Flintco has now used 58% of the change order allowance.

Another $100,000 Change Order for Calaveras Jail

  Stating that they now need to move the entire data center for the County

Calaveras County Borrows From Teeter Funds

   On the agenda for tomorrow, April 9, 2013 at the Board of Supervisors, is an agenda item to create a Designated Fund for Teeter money.

Calaveras County Still Owes $594,512 in Back Taxes to State

   Back on the agenda of the Board of Supervisors tomorrow, April 9, 2013, is that $600,000

Calaveras Jail Change Orders Lucrative for Flintco/Board of Supervisors

   The new jail is moving along fairly smoothly but not without a few costly change orders.

Traffic Accident in Cottage Springs

   A traffic accident has been reported to CHP at 8 AM on Hwy 4 at Cottage Springs. An ambulance is enroute due to injuries.

   Use caution in that area until road is cleared.


Chain Controls

   On Hwy 88, chains are requred this morning from Red Lake Creek to Picketts Junction. On Hwy 4, chains are required from Camp Connell to Mt Reba Rd.

   In Tuolumne County, chains are required Hwy 108 at Long Barn.
    Use extra caution on all the roads this morning!

Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87

   Great Britains retired Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died after having a stroke this morning. She was 87.