Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Elaine J. Jorn (Miladinovich) of Angels Camp

  Elaine J. Jorn of Angels Camp went to be with the Lord on December 15, 2013. Ms. Jorn was born June 2, 1923 in Angels Camp and was 90 years old.

   Ms. Jorn was employed as a corporate secretary for 41 years by the Calaveras Cement Plant in San Andreas until its closing in 1983.

Shooting in Reno Hospital not random

  UPDATE on December 19, 2013:  It was released this morning that the shooter at the Reno Hospital was a 51 year old man from Lake Almanor.

   Two are dead and two are in critical condition after yet another shooting at a public place. The Reno Hospital where it happened is in shock.

   It is believed that this was not a random act, but do not yet have a reason for the shooting. The shooter committed suicide. There seems to be no end to the shooting rampages around the country.

100 years ago....

   Yes, in 1913, in December, Henry Ford introduced the auto assembly line and the New York World Newspaper introduced the first Crossword Puzzle.

   And the rest is history.

It was like he won the lottery himself....

   The owner of a small gift shop in San Jose is absolutely thrilled that one of the two winning MegaMillions jackpot had purchased the ticket in his store.  Why?

   Because he gets a million just for selling the ticket. Not bad. the other ticket was purchased in Georgia, so two will split the $646 million jackpot.

Tessanne Chin wins "The Voice"

   Tessanne Chin, of Jamaica, won the top prize in "The Voice" last night. Some were disappointed that 16 year old Jacquie Lee didn't win, but Chin has a great voice.

   Chin was Adam Levine's singer during the weeks leading up to the decision.

"I work for the CIA" was a lie!

  John Beale, who was the EPA's highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change since 2000, was sentence to 32 months in federal prison this morning.

   He had lied to his bosses, telling them he was a CIA spy

Sheldon Bissell of Mountain Ranch

   Mr. Sheldon Bissell of Mountain Ranch passed away due to a tragic auto accident in Mountain
Ranch on December 16, 2013. He was 77.

   A native of Southern California, he was born on March 19, 1936, but had lived in Mountain Ranch

Snowden a "patriot"?

   The ACLU says that Edward Snowden is a great American who deserves full immunity for his patriotic acts (as whistleblower).

   Proud to serve as Snowden's legal advisors, the ACLU says that when Snowden blew the whistle

Winter Sky in Calaveras

Photo by B

Valley Springs Couple Arrested

   On December 17, 2013 Joseph Allen Mazzanti (30) and April Ann Mazzanti (24) of Valley Springs were arrested at their home on Hartvickson Lane by Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies.

From the White House about Healthcare

   Since October 1, 2013 more than 1.2 million Americans are poised to gain coverage under Obamacare -- and more are picking plans every day.

   Now, the deadline is coming up to get coverage from the Marketplace in time for the new year. You have until December 23, 2013 to select a plan in order for your health insurance to start by January 1, 2014.  Go to to sign up.


Valley Springs Woman Arrested

  On December 16, 2013 Gianna Sustello (56) of Valley Springs, was booked into the Calaveras County Jail by Calaveras Sheriff's Deputies.

     The allegations are Burglary and Non-Sufficient Funds/Checking, both felonies.