Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cars Stopped for Injured dog

  UPDATE:  At 6:51 PM another call about a traffic hazard was reported at Hwy 88 and Bonnefay drive. We aren't sure if this is related to the dog incident.

Rim Fire from Calaveras County August 21, 2013

The smoke from the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County mixes
with the big cumulus clouds and heads northeast. This
is from Angels Camp around 4:15 PM

Traffic Accident in Railroad Flat

   August 21, 2013:  A traffic collision occurred near the Railroad Flat Store by the Mokelumne River Bridge in Railroad Flat at 3:15 PM. Minor injuries were reported.

   CHP is enroute to the scene.


Vehicle hits tree on Hwy 4 at Shirewood in Arnold

   August 21, 2013:  CHP is still at the scene of a vehicle that hit a tree after running off of Hwy 4 near Shirewood Lane in Arnold.

   The son wanted to wait until he got off work to go get the vehicle after the accident, which occurred around 1:30 PM, but CHP was sent to the scene. A tow truck has been called.

Dollywood gets an Upgrade

   Dolly Parton announced that she is investing $300 million to upgrade her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

6.1 Earthquake hits Mexico

   August 21, 2013:  Mexico City's buildings shook when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck 165 miles away this morning.

David Cassidy arrested

   David Cassidy, the 1970's teen heartthrob and star of "The Partridge Family," was charged Wednesday with allegedly felony driving while intoxicated in Schodack, New York, according to authorities there.

Employers hiring, but only Part-time

   The government released figures today that showed that although there has been a lot of hiring the first half of this year, three out of 4 of those million jobs are part-time only.

PIckup Flipped over on Hwy 12 in San Andreas

   August 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM a traffic accident was reported on Hwy 12 near Hwy 49 in San

Jeff Denham-R makes Republican enemies

   Rep. Jeff Denham has been a longtime Republican against the new high speed rail project, right?

Governor Brown Skipping Bay Bridge Ceremony!

   The controversial re-opening of the Bay Bridge, scheduled for September 3, 2013 will not have Governor Brown at the ribbon cutting.

   He says he has a family trip planned for that weekend. We don't blame him, with all the Caltrans questions and investigations going around the state.

Ted Cruz, the Canadian? Government Health Care?

  Since Ted Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father,

What's another $81 million?

   In 2006, the State of California bought a 24 story building in downtown Sacramento to house the

GOP California leader says roof leaks

   We hear that Republican party leader Jim Brulte has more than his work cut out for him;

Angels Camp man Arrested in Murphys

   On August 20, 2013 Jay Christopher Whittle (30) of Angels Camp, was arrested in Tom Bell in Murphys for alleged local felony warrants for Burglary, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale.

   Arrest for alleged Obstruction of a Public Officer, a misdemeanor was added. Whittle was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Sheriff's Deputies.

Copperoplis Man Arrested

   On August 20, 2013 at 7:46 AM Kevin Bradley Scholtka (27) of Copperopolis was arrested on Signal Hill Trail in Copperopolis for alleged 2nd Degree Burglary and Receiving stolen property over $400, both felonies and for Disorderly conduct: Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

    Scholtka was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Sheriff's deputies and then released pre-trial.

Why Supervisors want new "summary action" program and NO MINUTES!-More Corruption!!

   August 21, 2013:  As you may know the county Supervisors are pushing for the "summary action"

Traffic Accident near Wal-Mart in Martell

      August 21, 2013:  Two vehicles and at least 1 motorcycle are involved in an accident reported at 10:31 AM at Hwy 104 and Wicklow Way, between Wal-Mart and Lower Ridge Rd in Amador County.

   CHP is enroute to the location.  Use extra caution if driving in that area. No injuries have been reported.

American Fire Update August 21, 2013

   The American Fire in the Tahoe National Forest was just updated at 9 AM, saying that the fire is now 63% contained at 15,738 acres near Foresthill.

Caltrans working at Hwy 12 and Hwy 88

    August 21, 2013:   Be cautious if driving in the area of Hwy 12 and Hwy 88 today, as Caltrans has construction going on in that area.

   CHP will be on hand to assist in safety at that intersection

Letter to the Editor: About Lake "toilet"

   Dear Sentinel:

   I am very concerned that again Supervisor Callaway and her cohorts at the Board of Supervisors in

Rim Fire threatens more homes

photo courtesy usfs
     August 21, 2013: 
 The Rim Fire was shown this morning live on Channel 3, and the flames were absolutely

CalFire Summary for Wednesday August 21, 2013-Red Flag Warnings

   According to a CalFire Summary, dry lightning continues to keep firefighters busy, as