Sunday, August 25, 2013

How to protect Giant Sequoias at Yosemite from Rim Fire

USFS is actually running sprinklers to
try and protect the Giant Sequoias
in Tuolumne Grove of the
Yosemite National Park from the
Rim Fire.
  August 25, 2013:   Park authorities are beginning to get very nervous as the monstrous Rim Fire seems to set its sites on Yosemite National Park's Giant Sequoia Groves.

   The Sequoias are important symbols of the National Park System one park spokesman said. The Rim Fire, as of a report at 7:30 PM is 133, 980 acres and still 7% contained. 

Deer Fire in Tehama County

    August 25, 2013:    The Deer Fire near Deer Creek in Tehama County, is 10,270 acres and is 21% contained. 4 airtankers and 5 helicopters are assisting in battling this fire.

   Hunting season is open in the fire area.

Fire on Hwy 26

  August 25, 2013 at 3:26 PM:  A fire has been reported at Hwy 26 and White Lane, just outside Sotckton.

    This is a large fire, per caller, with a lot of black smoke. Fire and CHP are en route to the area. The San Joaquin Sheriff's Office was notified.


Head-on Collision on Hwy 108

  UPDATE at 2:43 PM:   We were just informed that the injuries in this accident are considered minor.

City of Angels Camp corrections of July 16, 2013 meeting

   On August 20, 2013 in lengthy minutes from July 16, 2013, one correction was made about who Mr. Difu was referring to when

Arrest in Valley Springs

   The Calaveras Sheriff was called to Baldwin Street in Valley Springs where a male had stayed in a trailer on the property without permission and refuses to leave.

   A deputy made an arrest.

Camping behind apartment building reported in San Andreas

   A resident at the Creekside Apartments on Main Street in San Andreas reported that there are 1 or 2 people camping behind the apartments, shining lights into the apartments, smoking in the dry grass and making camp near the big tree.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took no report.

Theft reported in San Andreas

  A theft was reported to the Calaveras Sheriff on August 23, 2013 that had occurred on Bargers Ct. in San Andreas. A Sheriff's deputy took a report.

Theft from La Contenta Golf Course

   A burglary and theft was reported to the Calaveras Sheriff on August 23, 2013 at the La Contenta Golf Course on Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

   Theft was from the pro shop and golf carts. A Sheriff's deputy took a report.

Man napping reported to Sheriff

  On August 23, 2013 the Shell Happy Corner on E. St. Charles in San Andreas reported to the Calaveras Sheriff that someone was sleeping on the picnic bench.

   The Sheriff deputy responded. The subject had just been released from jail, so apparently he was tired. No report was taken.

Squatters arrested in Valley Springs

   The Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial District on Daphne Street in Valley Springs called the Calaveras Sheriff to report there were squatters in the park.

   The Sheriff made an arrest.

Disturbance in Mountain Ranch over cats

   A call to the Calaveras Sheriff on August 23, 2013 on S. Railroad Flat Road in Mountain Ranch was an altercation over cats.

   No report was taken by the Sheriff.

Vehicle Break-in at Hogan Army Corp of Engineers

   August 23, 2013:  The Calaveras Sheriff took a report of a vehicle that had been broken into at Hogan Reservoir by the Army Corp of Engineers.

   It is not known if there is a suspect.

Theft from SEI in Arnold

    A theft of batteries and equipment on August 23, 2013 from the locked yard on Dunbar Rd in Arnold was reported to Calaveras Sheriff's deputies by SEI Solid Waste.

   The burglary had apparently taken place earlier. No indication of whether a suspect was known or not. The Sheriff took a report.

Juvenile arrested at Treats in San Andreas

   On August 23, 2013 a juvenile was arrested on an out of county warrant by Calaveras  Sheriff's deputies at Treat's in San Andreas.

   No other information is known at this time.

Deer Stuck in School Gate

  On Friday August 23, 2013 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office was called to the Railroad Flat Elementary School because a deer was reportedly stuck in their gate.

   Fish and Game and the Sheriff's office responded to the scene. We have no information as to what happened to the deer.

Big Rig Fire on Donner Pass

    August 25, 2013 at 10:25 AM: CHP and CalFire units are en route to I-80 at the Donner Pass rest area, where a big rig is on fire.

    The worry of vehicle fires is that it will spread to the side of the highway.

Can;t see cows through the smoke

   August 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM:  A very dangerous situation in Tuolumne County is caused by the thick smoke over there. Two cows and a calf were reported at Algerine Rd and Twist Rd in Jamestown.

   CHP is en route to the area, but they can't see very well, either. If we think the smoke is bad here, just think what it's like over there. Please drive carefully.

What a darling!!

Sweet little Onyx is a four-month-old
kitten that is all alone because his best buddy
just got adopted. He loves people and other
kitties and he purrs easily; sometimes
before you even touch him.  He gives
kisses and is quite a beautiful boy.
Come to Calaveras Animal Services at 891
Mountain Ranch Road. 

CalFire Statewide Summary Fire Sunday August 25, 2013

    This morning over 8300 firefighters are battling a total of a dozen large wildfires across California.

Can hear the planes from Ebbetts Pass-Rim fire grows!

  As of 7:30 AM the USFS reports that 133,980 acres have been burned in the Rim Fire. Containment

Traffic Accident at Hwy near Big Trees State Park

   August 25, 2013:  A 2:56 AM accident occurred just east of  Big Trees State Park on Hwy 4. No injuries were reported.

  CHP dispatched a tow truck to clear the road.