Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ewww! That's old water!

   A geologist discovered a puddle of water in a 2 mile deep mine in Canada. After testing the water, it was found to be around 2.6 billion years old. It was trapped between rocks.


Associated Press put Americans "at risk"?

   Attorney General Eric Holder says that the secret subpoenas of Associated Press phone records was justified because they felt that the AP was putting the American people "at risk".

   It seems absulutely ludicrous to many, who say they overreached their authority and that the press has a right to investigate.

Warning: SLOW DOWN!!

Traffic Accident near Government Center

   UPDATE:  At 2:08 PM two CHP units arrived onscene.

OP-ED....The Missing Middle in California Politics

    by Mark Belden

    The political arena in California and elsewhere is packed with who can shout the loudest

Two vehicles collide in Jackson

  At around 12:20 PM on May 16, 2013, CHP was notified of a two car collision at Hwy 49 and Hwy 16 in Jackson.

   No injuries were reported and both vehicles are reportedly off the highway at this time.

KFC smugglers?

   With at least a four hour delivery time, the potatoes arrive soggy and the chicken has lost its crunch, but people in the Gaza strip pay at least twice the ususal price to get Kentucky Fried Chicken.
(illegally smuggled, of course)

10 year old sentenced to 5 1/2 years

   In Seattle a 10-year-old boy was sentenced on May 15, 2013 to up to 5 1/2 years in a jurvenile detention facility for his role in a foiled plot to rape and kill a girl at his school.

   He was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, firearm possession and witness tampering. A 10-year-old?

    What's going on in this country? We have a 12 -year-old in jail due to a murder in Calaveras County. Is there no end to violence in our society, at all ages?

In the need-to-know Powerball news

   No one won the Powerball agains Wednesday May 15, 2013, making the next drawing worth $475 million. That will be Saturday May 18, 2013.  Good Luck!!

Traffic hazard on Hwy 4 at HIghland Lake

   At 11:50 AM on May 16, 2013, a traffic hazard was reported to CHP on Hwy 4 at Highland Lake Rd in Ebbetts Pass above Arnold.

   CHP is enroute to that location. We are unsure of what type of hazard at this time. Use caution in that area.

Road Maintenance on Stanislaus National Forest Roads

  The SNF office announced that Maintenance to cottonword road (Forest Road 1N04), on the Mi-

Woman arrested with Short Barreled Shotgun

   An arrest was made at Mark Twain Hospital on June 16, 2013 for Possession and possible manufacturing and selling of a Short Barreled Shotgun.

     Tina Marie Lindow (30) of Valley Springs was arrested for the alleged Felony. Lindow was booked into the Calaveras County Jail and released on bond.

Protesting Bad Air in China

   About 1000 chanting demonstrators took to the streets of Kunming,  a southern city in China yesterday, to protest the governemtns plans for a state oil refinery.

   Some carried signs with "PX--get out of Kunming" referring to a chemical called paraxylene, used for making plastic products.  It is dangerous if inhaled or absorbed.

Huge Diamond sold at auction

   A pear-shaped colorless diamond that is the largest ever offered at auction sold for a record of nearly $27 million in a Geneva auction.

    Records were also set for the prices of pearls and sapphires according the Christies. The diamond is 101.73 carats called the "Winston Legacy" diamond, was bought by Harry Winston's.

Black Bull on Poole Station Rd

  May 16, 2013 at 10:10A:  CHP is responding for the 2nd time to report of a black bull out on Poole Station Rd in San Andreas, near the cement plant.

   Use extra caution if traveling in that area.

Traffic Accident at Hwy 12 and Central Hill Rd

  10:10 AM on May 16, 2013:   CHP is still at the scene of a traffic accident that occurred around 9:25 AM at Hwy 12 and Central Hill Rd in San Andreas.

   An ambulance was dispatched, but apparently the patient took off and then hit a bridge. The drivers keys were taken from him at that time.  A tow truck has been sent to the location.

Dogs on Hwy 12

5-15-13 at 7:52 AM:  CHP is at the scene where two dogs were reported on Hwy 12 at Burson Rd in Burson.

   Use extra caution if traveling in that area.

Rain Showers today

  May 16, 2013:  The weather service tells us that the foothills and Sierras should expect off and on showers during the day today.

   They don't expect any great amount and it should not affect the Calaveras County Fair attendance, although there could be some sprinkles during the Miss Calaveras pageant tonite.

Goldrush, Mother Lode Internet emails down

   If you have Goldrush or Mother Lode Internet email service, you may have your email interrupted today and tomorrow, May 16 and 17, 2013,  due to upgrades in their internal technical programs.