Thursday, July 11, 2013

Kyburz Fire in El Dorado County

As of 5:30 PM the Kyburz Fire is 100% contained although it burned 572 acres.

Washington, Redskins called "racist, derogatory term"

   A member of the House of Representatives from Samoa made a speech on the House of Representatives today, slamming the Washington Redskins owners for not changing the name of the team, calling the Redskins name "racist " and "derogatory"!

Baby Gorilla found dead

   A baby Gorilla in a North Carolina Zoo who was found dead, just days after being born, may have been smothered accidentally when his mother rolled over him in her sleep.

Public dispute over Sandy Hook monies

   A hearing will be held tonight in Sandy Hook, Conn. over the distribution of the $7 million that was donated to the Sandy Hook victims.

   Apparently, the town wants 30% of the money, leaving the other 70% to be split between the families.

Stanford not in top 20

   Although many consider Stanford to be a pricey private University, it isn't even in the top 20 for cost.

   In fact, New York University takes the top honors for cost, according to the Business Insider.

Paula Deen fires everyone

   Cooking show favorite and now unemployed Paula Deen has fire all of her current attorneys and hired a "powerhouse" team to correct her problems and hopefully lay the foundation for a comeback.

Zimmerman trial....court recessed until morning

   July 11, 2013 Zimmerman trial:   The court is recessed until tomorrow morning. The prosecutor reserved part of his time until after the defense give their closing statement.

"Music in the Parks" comes to Murphys

     The Calaveras County Arts Council presents Music in the Parks in Murphys Community Park on July 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM.

    Performing will be Bill Welles and Company, a local musician.

Zimmerman trial..."more lies!!" and "It's all God's plan!"

   July 11, 2013  Zimmerman trial:  The prosecutor in the Zimmerman trial is now showing

Zimmerman Trial...Closing Arguments

   July 11, 2013  Zimmerman trial:  Closing arguments in the Trayvon Martin shooting continue after a break.

     The mother and father of George Zimmerman seem to be trying to hide their disdain for the prosecutor.

   Their faces are  scowls. His father often looks over at the other side of the aisle at the Martin side with definite dislike.

   The prosecution continues his closing remarks.  Two people. "One shot to death and the other lies.  Why?"

   Now he's going into the various interviews he gave after the killing.

Prosecutor calls Zimmerman "Liar!"

     The prosecutor is now telling the jury why George Zimmerman "lied" to police, both on the phone and after the shooting.

Power lines cause fire in Copperopolis

    CalFire responded to a reported fire on July 10, 2013 around 11:15 PM in the 200 block of Black Creek Drive in Copperopolis.

   A large bull pine tree had fallen over power lines, causing the fire. It took around 4 hours to extinguish the fire caused.  CalFire does not list the number of acres burned.

Children with matches cause Valley Springs Fire

   A fire was reported on July 10, 2013 in the 500 block of blue Heron Court

Fire in Valley Springs

   CalFire reports that on July 9, 2013 at around 8:40 PM CalFire responded to a grass fire reported in the 4000 block of Toyon Circle in Valley Springs.

   The quick response led to the suppression of the fire at less than 1/2 acre of grass.  The fire was caused by welding.


Zimmerman trial....Closing arguments

   July 11, 2013   Zimmerman trial:  "A teenager is dead. He is dead through no fault of his own.

Zimmerman trial....No Third Degree Murder of minor

   July 11, 2013  Zimmerman trial:  Closing arguments are scheduled to begin following

Third Degree Murder....Child Abuse

   July 11, 2013  Zimmerman trial:  Don West, on of the attorneys for George Zimmerman has objected

Murphys Sanitary District Special Meeting

   On Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8 AM Murphys Sanitary District will hold a special meeting in order for the Board to tour the plant facilities proposed office space.

   The meeting will be called to order at 8 AM at the office at 90 Big Trees Rd. The tour will leave from there, in the order of which it appears on the agenda

Closing Arguments to begin after lunch recess

   July 11, 2013  Zimmerman trial: Closing arguments are to begin with the State after the lunch recess, which was just called by the judge.

   They have spent the morning arguing about instructions to be given to the jury. The defense won some and the State won some. 

Copper Sunset

WOW!!!   Thanks, B

Defense keeps arguing/ Judge gets angry

    July 11, 2013  Zimmerman trial:   The defense has requested for the judge to state in the instructions that it is "not illegal

George Zimmerman compared to PeeWee Herman

  July 10, 2013 Zimmerman trial:  The ex-cop who testified yesterday in the George Zimmerman trial said that Zimmerman is like PeeWee Herman when he talked about his inability to fight.