Thursday, December 19, 2013

Duck Dynasty? Why?

  After hearing that the old man in "Duck Dynasty" was suspended for improper remarks about gays, they announced the 17 million people watch that show every week. Who and why?


Pew Research Poll on Christmas

There has been a lot of talk about Christmas or Holidays or whatever, but the Pew Research Poll decided to take it a step further.

   When they polled Americans, they learned that 90% of us celebrate Christmas, but that only HALF say it's mostly a religious holiday.

Zane Peterson, former fire-fighter accused of alleged arson and murder

   The deadly Clover Fire in Shasta County, that destroyed dozens of homes in early September was allegedly started intentionally by former firefighter Zane Peterson.

   Peterson was arrested at his parents home in Happy Valley on suspicion of alleged arson and murder in the case.

New Unemployment claims grows

  December 19, 2013:  The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly nine months, casting a shadow on the labor market.

  It was up 10,000 to 379,000 after being expected to fall.

Methodist Church not so accepting after all....

   In Pennsylvania a United Methodist pastor officiated at his son's gay wedding in Massachusetts.

   The Rev. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon was officially de-frocked him as a result. Many had believed the Methodist Church was less judgmental and more accepting of others than it apparently is.

What is a "Guided Mistletoe Drone?"

   It seems that two artists in San Francisco created a drone with mistletoe hanging from it and fly it
over unsuspecting couples in downtown San Francisco.

   It brings a lot of laughs and good spirit, not to mention a little love to the holiday season.

Debra Lynn Gilchrist of Campo Seco

   On December 15, 2013 Debra Lynn Gilchrist of Campo Seco passed away at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas.  She was 53.

     She was born on March 23, 1960

InFocus Photography Competition and Exhibition

  The 27th Annual InFocus Photography Competition and Exhibition will be held at 193 So. Washington Street in Sonora from January 17, 2014 to February 15, 2014.

   Entry forms can be downloaded at

Angels Camp Police Arrest Alleged Sexual Assault Suspect

According to Angels Camp Police, on December 17, 2013 the Angels Camp Police Department was contacted regarding the sexual assault of a juvenile victim.

   It was reported that the juvenile victim had been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance

They should be baking cookies....

   but instead created disturbances reported in Calaveras County December 18, 2013

   A landlord tenant disturbance was reported on Prussian Hill Road in Railroad Flat; a verbal dispute over a dog

Suspicious person on Murphys Grade Road

   A man was reported to the Sheriff's Office as suspicious because he was sitting on the side of the road slumped over on the Murphys Grade Road near French Gulch in Angels Camp.

   The description was wearing denim long-sleeved shirt, dark jeans and dirty wavy hair.  One person thought it was Cowboy Tryone, but he doesn't have much hair left. No report was taken.

911 call because store closed?

   The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office received a complaint that a business on Mountain Ranch Rd in San Andreas was closed.

   The caller said the sign posted on their door had hours later than when customer arrived. Not sure what law they broke, but this is like the people calling 911 when something is left out of their McDonalds order.

Arrest for Lewd Act with Child in San Andreas

   According to the report, Angels Camp Police arrested Jason David Anthony Roberts (21) of San Andreas on December 18, 2013 around 7 PM for alleged Oral Copulation with a Child under 10,  Sexual Penetration with Force or Fear and Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child, all felonies.

   Roberts was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Angels Camp Police arrest Stockton man

  On December 18, 2013 around 2 AM, Angels Camp Police arrested Christopher Lynn Jachalke (37) of Stockton for alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance, a felony, for Driving with a Suspended LIcense, Violating a Court Order and Providing False ID to Officers, all misdemeanors.

   Jachalke was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Chains required at Camp Connell

   Weather UPDATE:  At 9:25 AM on December 19, 2013 it began raining in Angels Camp.

    December 19, 2013:   CHP has issued a chains required on all vehicles without 4 wheel drive and snow tires on all 4 wheels at Camp Connell on Hwy 4.

   Chains are required on Hwy 88 at Silver Lake and on Hwy 108 7 miles east of Long Barn.