Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oil money used to buy land for Yosemite expansion

   It was revealed this morning that money from off-shore oil leases is being used to purchase a large additional parcel of land to add to  Yosemite National Park.

Calaveras Council of Governments meeting

   The COG (Calaveras Council of Governments) will meet next on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vehicle blocking Hwy 26 in West Point

  4-24-13:  CHP received a call at 1:46 PM that a Chevy Suburban is blocking the road at Hwy 26 and Woodhouse Mine Rd in West Point.

   A CHP unit is enroute to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

Gwyneth Paltrow "Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine

   Gwyneth Paltrow said she was shocked and flattered by being named "The most beautiful woman for 2013" and gracing the cover of People magazine this week.

Worst NFL Draft in history?

   There are some retired NFL followers who say that 2013 is the worst draft in NFL history. What do you think?

"Emporer" Spellman argues with public

   One of our comments yesterday referred to Supervisor Spellman an an Emporer

Flock of Sheep and goats on Hwy 26

   4-24-13:  At 1:18PM CHP received a call that there was a traffic hazard on Hwy 26 at Alpine in the Stockton area.

   Approximately 20 sheep and goats were reportedly blocking the road, standing in the Hwy.  CHP is enroute to the scene. Animal control was also notified.

Ford tops Wall Streets estimates

   Ford Motor Company (F) earned 16% more in the first quarter, according to analysts.  This is despite problems in Europe where demand was down.

City Worker cements over bloodstains

   A Boston City employee was seen yesterday, cementing over the bloodstained bomb scene.  The City wants no remnants of the area's violence of last week.

Town of 500 sees shootout leaving 5 dead

   The mayor of a tiny town in Illinois, lost 5 of their 500 citizens yesterday, after a shootout with a

Brand new News Anchor Fired for F-bomb and S-bomb

   Sitting up at the news desk at NBC with Matt Lahr, A.J. Clemente looked like he was giving an interview or stage screen test on the Today Show.

   Clemente had been fired from his North Dakota anchor job on the first day for spouting out the F-bomg and the S-bomb withing a couple of sentences and while introducing himself.

   So where will he end up, sitting next to Matt Lahr or where? Seems like he got rewarded for the flubs, being interviewed on Today.

Delta Airlines Finds Beloved Shirt for 7 year old

   A 7-year- old boy left a t-shirt laying on a seat on a Delta Airlines flight. The special t-shirt had been his fathers', who had died in 2010. He even slept with the shirt, according to his Mom.

   Delta was able to find and retrieve the shirt for the 7-year old.  The family was grateful and praised Delta for their kindness.

Jerry Brown sympathizes with Crime Victims

   The Governor made his first public appearance since his return from China, Governor Brown met with a group of crime

Strange things about state Homeless Rights Bill

     Homeless people would be allowed to sit, sleep and panhandle in public under a bill

Amanda Knox memoir: "Waiting to be Heard"

   The 20 something American who was accused, convicted, and then had the charges overturned,

Getting older? Pricey choices...

    A new poll examined how people 40 and over are preparing for the pricey reality of aging.  It seems that Americans as a whole are in denial.

   Few are taking steps to get ready for long-term care according to the poll.  2/3 say they've done little to plan for old age, and 3 in 10 would rather not think about getting older at all.

CalFire Warns of Fire Danger This Year

   CalFire says that fire activity is already up over 45 % this springs due to lack of rain.

CalTrans Construction at Hwy 88 in Twin Bridges

   CHP is assisting with safety at a CalTrans construction site on Hwy 88 at Twin Bridges. Use extra caution if traveling in that area.

8 Story block factory and shopping center collapse in Bangladesh

   At least 70 people were apparently killed and hundreds injured when an 8 story factory and shopping center collapsed in Bangladesh earlier today.

Apple Computer at a crossroads?

   If you own Apple Computer (AAPL) stock, you know that it is down a couple of hundred per share

Hospitals Share tragedy and food..

   After the Texas explosion, the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston sent the hospital staff pizza to thank them for all their hard work.

   The Hillcrest emergency staff responded by sending Massachussetts General emergency staff a BBQ lunch.  They have become friends across the country.