Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Music in the Parks--Moke Hill

    On July 17, 2013 the Calaveras Arts council presents Route 88 in Mokelumne Hill at shutter Tree Park.

   The show starts are 6:30 PM and goes through 8 PM.

No Fireworks in Ebbetts Pass

Fortunately, we have a sane Fire Department
in Ebbetts Pass. No fireworks are allowed
anywhere, nor in the Stanislaus National Forest!

Accident in Rancho Calaveras

   July 3, 2013:   There has been a traffic accident at Hwy 26 and Silver Rapids in Rancho Calaveras. Reported at 2:51 PM, it is unknow if there are injuries.

   Slow down over the weekend as holiday traffic increases. Be careful!

You don't need fireworks....

  Celebrating the 4th of July is a tradition in the US, and fireworks have always been a part of it.

$1.3 million in jewelry stolen

   Tiffany and Company reported that diamonds and other jewelry had been stolen from the famed company's Manhatten headquarters.

   It turned out a former executive of Tiffany's had stolen it and resold it for the cash. He has been arrested.

Possible military coup in Egypt?

   We have seen reports that tanks are lined up outside Cairo as the military threatens a coup of the current Egyptian President is possible.

James Gandolfini Will

   Six months before he died, James Gandolfini signed a will leaving most of his $70 million fortune to his two children. Will there be challenges?

Traffic Accident in Jenny LInd

   July 3, 2013:  A traffic accident was reported to CHP at 2:29 PM at Milton Rd and Jenny Lind Road in Jenny Lind.

   CHP and an ambulance are enroute to the scene. Injuries were reported.

Jury Excused until Friday

  July 3, 2013   After  the  DNA testimony, the jury was excused until Friday, July 5, 2013. The DNA expert never waivered, did not allow the defense attorney to confuse him; handled himself very well.

   Now the attorneys are all in another sidebar with the judge which we cannot hear. The defense did not like some of the DNA results, and tried to show contamination, etc.

DNA Expert Testifies in Zimmerman trial

   The DNA expert is testifying as to where he found DNA of either Martin or Zimmerman. He did not gather the DNA, he tests it.

   Fingernail scrapings were also tested and found blood DNA of Trayvon Martin.

Hit and Run Accident in San Andreas

   On July 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM a hit and run was reported to CHP at the Shell Station in San Andreas at Hwy 49 and Angels Rd.

   No injuries were reported.

Woman Arrested in Angels Camp

   The Angels Camp Police Department on July 2, 2013 around noon arrested Desiree Ann Holden of Angels Camp at her residence for alleged Assault with a deadly weapon/not a firearm, a felony and for Willful Cruelty to a Child, a misdemeanor.

   Holden was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Excessive Heat Watch Warning

    June 28, 2013:   The weather service has issued an excessive heat warning for Calaveras County for the next several days.  Drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun if you can.

George Zimmerman is Left-Handed?

   We hadn't noticed it before, but this morning we saw George Zimmerman was writing with his left hand.

CalFire sees 2800 lightning strikes

   July 3, 2013:  CalFire reports that over 2800 lightning strikes occurred in the past 24 hours in Northern California, resulting in several small fires.

   All are not contained and are located in Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit and in the Nevada-Yuba-Placer Units.

Defense Wants More Time

   Zimmerman Case:  July 3, 2013.  The defense is requesting more time with Friday off and the judge is not happy

    She told him that he could have deposed the witness any time, and that she does not want to keep the jury sequestered for 4 days without any trial time. She isn't willing to do that.

    The judge is getting upset, and the defense won't shut up. She ordered the jury to be brought in, and for the defense to sit down.

What did Attorney Mark Geragos say?

   Last night during an interview on CNN, Mark Geragos, famous defense attorney, said that perhaps the State is "throwing" the Zimmerman case intentionally. That fanned a few flames.

Traffic Stop Results in Multiple Arrests

Matthew Rodgers
   UPDATE:  Angels Camp Police Department reports that on July 1, 2013 at approximately 8:40 PM

Firearms Expert Testifies

   Zimmerman trial on July 3, 2013:  A state firearms expert is testifying that the gun was fired up against the sweatshirt of Trayvon Martin.


Professor Pleasants testifies from Colorado

   Zimmerman trial:  On July 3, 2013, while they were questioning Professor Pleasants on a Skype line, calls began coming in and popping up.  Some people figured out what line was being used and wanted to be on TV.

   Dozens of calls started popping up, making noises and interfering with the sound. They had to hang up from Skype and call him on a land line. It was hilarious.

Be Cautious driving this weekend

   July 3, 2013:  We want to remind everyone that there will be a lot of traffic on the road this weekend. Be extra cautious driving.

Hearing on Allowing College Evidence

   Zimmerman case:  July 3, 2013:  The judge is winding up the hearing of whether to allow the "wannabe" cop evidence and refuses to allow the defense more time.

   The judge just ruled that the evidence is relevant and will be allowed. The prosecutor offered a copy of the textbook and we saw the defense turn in down.