Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fire on Ponderosa Way in Murphys

 August 14, 2013:  CalFire responded to a vegetation fire in the 2600 block of Ponderosa Way in Murphys at 3:08 PM. At 1/4 acre they have stopped forward progress. 

    Aircraft and additional resources have been cancelled.   No word on the cause of this fire as yet.

Gun Control Bills pass key hurdle

   The whole package of gun control bills which will once again give California the nation's toughest gun-control laws passed its key legislative hurdle yesterday and will now face the white-hot Capital showdown everyone knew was coming.

Governor Brown vetoes egg-celling bill

   A bill to allow women to sell their eggs for medical research, was vetoed by Governor Brown, who said that " not everything in life is for sale nor should it be."

Honda Civic hits embankment in San Andreas

  UPDATE as of 1:23 PM:  The roadway is now clear.

Pickup in Melones Reservoir under the Parrotts Ferry Bridge

    UPDATE:  At 3:09 PM we learned that this pickup is believed to have been in the lake

Tow truck stuck on Hwy 88-need traffic control

  August 14, 2013:  At 11:11 AM, a tow truck that made a wrong turn into a private driveway got stuck and is  blocking the road near Brook Ranch Rd east at Hwy 88 in Ione.

   CHP has been dispatched to provide traffic control until they can pull him out. Use extra caution if driving in that area.

Raging Wildfire in Idaho

   Known as the Elk Fire, hundreds of people have been ordered to evacuated after 100,000 acres have been burned and the fire began to nip at two Idaho mountain resort towns.

Microsoft moves ahead of Blackberry

   The software giant Microsoft has now sold more smartphones loaded with its Windows mobile operating system than Canadian rival Blackberry.

Jerold (MIckey) Gleason

   Age 64, died Monday June 10, 2013,  he was a life long resident of Valley Springs.

   Mickey was born on September 24, 1948 in San Andreas,

Ex -Scientologist Still Alive and Well

   Leah Remini has been seen looking fine after turning her back on the Church of Scientology recently and then filing a missing persons report on the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige.

   To say the church was not happy is putting it too mildly. Is she looking for a safe house?

Traffic Accident in Sutter Creek

  UPDATE:  At 8:14 AM another traffic collision was discovered on Shakeridge. Two more CHP units have been dispatched to the area.

Tanker Truck part on Hwy 4 in Farmington

  August 14, 2013 at 8:04 AM:  A tanker truck part was reported to CHP on Hwy 4 near Escalon Bellota Rd just east of Farmington.

   CHP is in route to clear the Hwy. Use extra caution in that area.

Squawk Box's Rick Santeli and Steve Liesman battle again

  August 14, 2013:  This morning on CNBC's Squawk Box Rick Santelli, a veteran trader and Tea

UPS Cargo Plane Crashes

  An Airbus cargo plan trying to land at the Birmingham Airport early this morning. Owned by UPS and filled with cargo, it crashed and burst into flames near the airport.

    There were two people on board. Both are presumed dead according to authorities there.