Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dear Mr. Rogers: We miss you

    Gool old Mr. Rogers, a calming, peaceful influence our society could use right now. 

Fire in Madera County

    UPDATE at 3:30 PM.  A strike team, made up of hand crews and a dozer are responding to the Gold Fire.

What is No 1 item CalTrans Cleans Up on Hwys?

   Last week CalTrans did a major cleanp-up of all the freeways in the

Memorial information for Leila Fowler

   The Calaveras County Sheriff has released information about the memorial of Leila Fowler.

Senator Berryhill explains why Calaveras is an "orphan" county

  Redistricting Brings Representation Change to Foothills
    by Senator Tom Berrhill

   Citizens in the foothills region of California may be surprised to find out

Cows out on Lime Creek at Hwy 12

    4-30-13:  At 12:57 PM CHP received a call that cows are out on Hwy 12 and Lime Creek Rd in Valley Springs.

   They also reported that they are trying to get them to go back inside. CHP is enroute to that location.  Use caution if driving in that area.

Complaints of Smokey air

   Recently, we've received a lot of questions and comments about how bad the smokey air

One Way Traffic on Mountain Ranch Rd.

  UPDATE:  As of 10:50 AM the roadway is clear per CHP

Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford debate

  Last night on CSPAN, the Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) and Mark Sanford (R) went head

Sports History Made with NBA announcement

   NBA player Jason Collins made sports history Monday, and drew widespread praise from fans, ex-teammates and President Bill Clinton. "I'm gay".

   Collins is the first player in professional sports to make such an announcement publicly. Collins has been a close friend of Chelsea Clinton since their days together at Stanford.

Tebow released from Jets! Ooooh, that hurts!

   The New York Jets drafted Geno Smith over the weekend and as of Monday, April 29, 2013, which left them with 6 QB's.

   Tebow was the first released. He had played little in his first and only season with the Jets.

Help Wanted! In Italy...

   Due to a crisis in Italy, they are short 6000 pizzaiuoli, or pizza workers.  The Italian business group FIPE say that despite the worst unemployent rate in two decades, these crucial roles in the land that invented the tomato and cheese pies are going unfilled, according to a report.

   So, high-tail it to Italy if you are out of work and like pizza.

Michael Jackson trial begins

 On Monday, April 29, 2013 the trial began against tour promoter AEG for the alleged Michael Jackson wrongul death civil case.

       The trial will likely be drawn out and will be dipping into the dark side of fame and celebrity.

Queen Beatrix passes crown to son Willem-Alexander

   For the first time is over 120 years, the Netherlands will have a king, as Queen Beatrix passes the crown over to him today, April 30, 2013.

   Today is actually Queen's Day and their color, orange, is hanging everywhere, and is appearing in cakes, sweets, clothes and flowers.  

Small Boat washes ashore

    A small boat, or skiff, washed ashore near Crescent City recently. But this was no

CalTrans Construction in Mokelumne Hill

  4-30-14:   CHP is assisting CalTrans at the intersection of Hwy 26 and Hwy 49 during construction today.

   Use extra caution if traveling in that area!