Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Letter to the Editor....About Population

   Dear Editor:

   I saw an ad for that TV show about people who already have 19 kids and are trying to have more.

MIchael Jordon selling home....

   Former NBA star Michael Jordan's custom home in Chicago is being auctioned off next month.  All you need is $250,000 down, and finance the other $21 million or so.

   This gate is about as close as most people will get to the home.

5 year old shoots himself

   While a teenage babysitter in Texas was napping, the 5 year old she was supposed to be taking care of, found her gun on the coffee table and shot himself with it.

   The babysitter was arrested. After discovering the body of the 5 year old, she carried the 5 month old who she was also watching to the grandparents home to call for help.

Blake Shelton knows how to get winners

   During the Voice blind auditions, Blake Shelton really wanted one country singer to pick him, so he brought out three reasons and set them on his podium.

   They were the three trophies he has won by coaching the winner of the Voice for three years. It worked. The singer picked him.

Holiday Art Boutique

  From November 9, 2013 to January 4, 2014 the Gallery at the Calaveras County Arts Council will offer holiday gifts of artwork from local artists.

   Available will be everything from visual arts to jewelry and ceramics. The location is 22 North Main Street in San Andreas.

All Burning is suspended, per CalFIre

   CalFire was called to the 1400 block of Railroad Flat Road in Railroad Flat on October 18, 2013 for a debris burn that escaped.

  About 1 1/2 acres of woodlands was burned before being extinguished.  CalFire reminds everyone that all burning is prohibited until further notice.

Generator causes fire in Mountain Ranch

     On October 22, 2013 about 5 PM CalFire responded to a fire in the 8900 block of Avenue A in Mountain Ranch.

   About a 10' x 10' spot of grass was burned before being extinguished. A portable generator had caught fire, causing the grass fire.

Jerky treats for dogs can poison

   Apparently many pets have now died as a result of eating a jerky treat made in China. An investigation is ongoing.

  If your pet becomes ill after eating a jerky type treat, you need to notify your vet and make sure the vet notifies the government.

Traffic Crash on Hwy 4 in Murphys/CHP report

   On October 22, 2013 at approximately noon, Erika Kaiser (78) of Murphys

World Series Game 1 tonight

   The 2013 World Series begins tonight without any representation from the West. The Boston Red Sox play the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Who are you rooting for?

Traffic Accident in Lodi kills 5

   October 23, 2013:  According to authorities, a white SUV was seen driving nearly 100 miles an hour before a multi-vehicle crash at Ham and Vine in Lodi last night.

   A young child and a pregnant woman were among those killed. 14 others are hospitalized. CHP and Lodi Police spent most of the night investigating this crash.

CalFire Chief arrested in drug sting

   Roseville Police conducted a drug sting and one of the people caught in it was Ray Wright, a CalFire Chief, who is over two stations in the Roseville area.

   Wright is alleged to have been transporting methamphetamine, according to authorities. Daniel Berlant, spokesman for CalFire said that Wright is off work on paid time earned since his arrest.