Monday, November 4, 2013

Nazi seized art found in German apartment

   It seems that hundreds of works of art by Picasso, Matisse and other asters of the 20th century, which were seized by the Nazis in WWII, were thought to be lost forever.

   Apparently found among piles of rotting groceries in a German apartment, they are believed to be worth at least $ 1 billion.

Johnson and Johnson pays $2.2 billion settlement

   If this doesn't show you how much money these drug companies make off of us, nothing will. J &J has agreed to pay $2.2 billion to end civil and criminal investigations into kickbacks to pharmacists.

   This includes the marketing of pharmaceuticals for off-label uses, according to the US Attorney General Eric Holder this morning.

Car hits bicycle on Farmington Rd near Hwy 99

    November 4, 2013:    A green or blue mid 90's Honda reportedly hit a bicyclist on Farmington Rd near Hwy 99 in Stockton at approximately 1:22 PM.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene.

Jerry Brown gets big money

   Jerry Brown has accepted a $1.5 million check from the State Democratic Central committee for his run for re-election as governor.

India attempts to reach Mars

   Tomorrow India will attempt to reach Mars in their newest spacecraft. If they make it, they will be the fourth to be successful.

   The Societ Union, the US and Europe have all landed craft on Mars to study the planet.

Justin Bieber ends concert

   Apparently a fan threw a bottle at Justin Bieber during a concert in Brazil over the weekend. It has been reported that he walked off the stage and did not return.

  It has also been said that fans were upset that his concert was 80 minutes late getting started.

Ready for Christmas?

   Halloween over, and the holidays are nearly upon us.  Retail stores, especially in the malls, are already decorating and having sales for Christmas shoppers.

   Ready or not, here comes the Holidays!

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   Looking for a tall, handsome dude? I'm a short-hair tabby and white neutered adult male.

Battery on a Police Officer in Mountain Ranch

  On November 1, 2013 Bryan Gavin Montgomery (56) of Mountain Ranch was arrested at his residence for alleged Battery on a Police Officer with Injury, a felony.

   Montgomery was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Calaveras Sheriff's deputies.

Fire on McCauley Rd in Rancho Calaveras

   On Novermber 2, 2013 CalFire was dispatched to a fire in the 6400 block of McCauley Rd in Rancho Calaveras around 1 PM.

   The fire, caused by a mylar balloon hitting power lines was limited to 1/2 acre after several local units plus a helicopter and tanker, responded to the fire.

Mary Jane Teresa (LeBlanc) Knudson of Copperopolis

    Mary Jane Teresa (LeBlanc) Knudson, of Copperopolis passed away on November 1, 2013 at Mark Twain

Controlled Substance alleged in Angels Camp Arrest

    On November 1, 2013, Angels Camp Police arrested Misty Cherree Lee (35) of Angels Camp on Main Street in Angels Camp for alleged Transportation of an Illegal Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance, both felonies, and Loitering in Public for a Drug Action, a Misdemeanor.

   Lee was booked into the Calaveras County Jail and released pre-trial for lack of space.


Fire in Mountain Ranch

   CalFire reports that on November 1, 2013 at around 3:30 PM units were dispatched to the 8700 block of Oak Ridge Drive in Mountain Ranch after a report of a grass fire.

   Several units responded, including from Murphys and Valley Springs. Fire was caused by an unattended ash pile in the back yard.  Approximately 7 acres of vegetation was burned.

Blackberry says sale is off

   Blackberry, one of the competitors of the iPhone, is apparently in more trouble than a week ago. This morning, they announced that their CEO is leaving and that the planned sale of the company is off.

   The stock has been selling for under $2 a share.