Saturday, May 31, 2014

Vehicle runs off Hwy 4

   May 31, 2014:  At 4:30 PM CHP are at the scene of a solo traffic accident where a car has gone 30' down an embankment off Hey 4 at Stallion, just below Angels Camp.

   An ambulance and a tow truck have been dispatched. This accident occurred in the S curves.

Arsenio gone

   After only one season, the Arsenio Hall Show on CBS was cancelled.

Burning Permits Suspended in Tuolumne-Calaveras

  Per CalFire, due to the extreme menace of wildfire and its potential to destroy life, property and natural resources;

"Boy, I can hardly wait for the season to open Bucky!"

"Oh, me too, I got my limit last year!"

Michael Oliveira! Where do you really live?

   After receiving multiple complaints about Michael Oliveira, candidate for Supervisor of District 3, we discovered that he really lives in Danville, with only a 2nd home in Arnold,

Perfect weather to visit Big Trees State Park

Take a walk among the Redwoods at Big Trees 

IGOR and Tea Potty friends begging for MO' money!!

Mo' money! Mo' money!!!

Black Bull on Hwy 4

   May 31, 2014 at 9 AM:  Use caution if you are driving down Hwy 4 towards Copperopolis as a black bull has been reported in the roadway near Bar XX.  CHP is en route to the scene.

Rebukes against McClintock for attack on Veterans--Is he running SCARED?

Art Moore
   We aren't sure why our incumbent Congressman McClintock has used attacks on veterans as a way to try and defeat

Friday, May 30, 2014

Reggae in the Hills coming to Frogtown

   From June 13 - 15, 2014 Frogtown will host "Reggae in the Hills" music and art festival.

   For more information visit A ticket to the 3-day event is $110 and includes free camping and parking. RV and VIP slots are sold out.

Ex-Microsoft CEO may be buying Clippers

   Steve Ballmer, ex CEO of Microsoft, has bid $2 billion and at least Mrs. Sterling has approved the sale.

   Now it's up to the NBA to approve the sale of the franchise.

Cop on Trial for Shooting "neighborhood" elk

Big Boy dies after being shot by on-duty cop
   In the suburbs of Boulder, Colorado, they love their wildlife.  And Big Boy, a large elk that hung around the neighborhood was one of their favorites.

Tim Donnelly's ad on You Tube Hilarious

   Although we realize he was pretending not to understand the Spanish translation by an actress on the ad he did, we enjoyed it because the translation was the way we feel about hunting.

   Donnelly had spewed on about hunting and guns and the actress said in Spanish that she hates hunting and doesn't believe in torturing animals. Go watch it if you get a chance.


President Obama interrupts Press Briefing

   As Jay Carney began his daily Press Briefing, the President interrupted and made the announcement that Jay Carney was leaving his job.

   This was the 2nd announcement of that type of the day, since Gen Shinseki, head of the VA had resigned earlier this morning.

Firearms arrest in Wallace

   On May 29, 2014 Lee Matthew Smith (32) of Wallace was arrested on Camanche Parkway by Calaveras County Sheriff's deputies for allegedly Willfully discharging a firearm, a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Prohibited Ammunition, all felonies and for Obstructing or Resisting a Public Officer, a misdemeanor.

   Smith also had outstanding local warrants. He was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Los Altos man arrested in Valley Springs

   On May 27, 2014 Steven Yale Rohlff (39) of Los Altos was arrested on St. Andrews in Valley Springs by Calaveras Sheriff's deputies for allegedly Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse and for Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Not a Firearm, both felonies.

     Rohlff was booking into the Calaveras County Jail and released on bond.

Warning! Hungry coyotes in Murphys area!

   We just received an alert from a concerned resident in the Murphys area that there is at least one apparently starving coyote roaming around the entire area.

   If you have outdoor kitties and one disappears, you will know why. Better to keep them inside where they are safe.

    Thanks, Carey, for the alert!  These creatures are also seeking water in this drought.

OP-ED...Candyrock gun range illegal? Not NRA approved!!!


   After a lengthy investigation and reading all of the Neutral Assessment reports about the illegal Candy Rock Gun Range created

Today at Yosemite

Timber falling fatality in Tuolumne County

    Per a press release, on May 29, 2014 at 8 AM the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office received a call of a logging accident near

Brush Fire in Sonora

   May 30, 2014 at 7:10 AM:  A brush fire has been reported at Hwy 108 and Phoenix Lake Road in Sonora.

  A silver Chevy Blazer is parked nearby, possibly started fire per witness.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Calaveras County Water District Fires GM

Another drip is tossed aside?
  UPDATE:  Bob Dean was the one abstention.

 In a Closed Session meeting yesterday, May 28, 2014, the Calaveras County Water District Board voted 4-1 to oust Mitch Dion from his General Manager position, effective immediately.

  They are holding a Special Closed Session on June 3, 2014 at 2 PM to appoint an interim General Manager.

ACPD: Do you know this woman?

  According to the Angels Camp Police Department, on May 21, 2014 at approximately 3 PM, an officer located a reported stolen vehicle in the 300 block of South Main Street.

   Witnesses reported seeing a heavy-set female with dark hair wearing a blue tank top exit the stolen vehicle and enter a nearby business.

Calaveras County Fair Top Cowboys for 2014

   The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee has just released the 2014 Western Horse Events list of Top Cowboys.

FREE Music in the Parks comes to Copper Square

  On Wednesday June 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 PM Snap Jackson and The Knock on Wood Players will perform at the Copperopolis Town Square.

   This is the kick-off performance of the 2014 series.

Overtuned vehicle on Murphys Grade Rd

   UPDATE:  As of 12:43 PM CHP has changed this to non-injury accident that occurred on Murphys Grade Rd near French Gulch Rd in Murphys. A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene.

   May 29, 2014 at 12:25 PM:  CHP is en route to a traffic accident on Hwy 4 about a mile west of Murphys. A vehicle is overturned and an ambulance has been dispatched to the scene.

High Speed Rollover Accident on Hwy 88

   May 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM:  Three CHP are still at the scene of a high-speed rollover accident on Hwy 88 at Red Corral Rd.  This happened at the 30 MPH curve sign on Hwy 88.

   One witness stated that a brown Chrysler spun out off the roadway and hit the wall and rolled over. A silver Mustang hit the embankment.  The eastbound lanes are both blocked. An ambulance is en route.

LA's Subway to the Sea

  As you may be aware, LA is digging a subway to the ocean 70' deep. What they are discovering is astounding.

  Not only have they discovered that the ocean once covered the LA area, but they are bringing up fossils of 300,000 year old marine life.

Pings not from Malaysian Airline

 May 29, 2014: After months of searching at a cost of over $60 million, it is now believed that the Malaysian Airliner that disappeared, is not in the area where they have spent months searching.

   Apparently they now believe the pings came from some other object in the ocean. And so they start all over again.

Question of the Day in the Business World...

   May 29, 2014:  Why would Apple Computers pay $3 billion for Beats Electronics and Beats Music?  Perhaps so they can go from "nerdy" to "cool".

  Dr. Dre and co-founder Jimmy lovine will be made Apple execs to oversee the venture.

Delta College Classes at Calaveras High

   May 29, 2014:  Delta College will offer four classes at Calaveras High School for summer, beginning June 9, 2014. 

   Call 209-954-5110 or go online to Sign up now before classes fill up.

Who is Stiff Baloney??

   Some guy who signed his name Stiff Baloney wrote that Igor has a few young people out knocking on doors and making phone calls. One isn't yet 18.

   With someone named Stiff Baloney in the campaign, I would not allow my minors to hang out with that campaign. Oh, well. 5 days and its all over for IGOR!  

Forgive me Father.....

Calaveras Supervisors reconsider Mokelumne Wild River designation

   Only after complaints from Amador County Supervisors and water resource board members, on May 27, 2014 the Calaveras Supervisors decided to hold a study session regarding the Mokelumne River Wild and Scenic designation,

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Exclusive Wine Club Pre-Concert Party at Ironstone --ZZ Top and Jeff Beck

    On August 15, 2014 from  4:30 to 6:30 PM Ironstone Vineyards will hold an Exclusive Pre-Concert Party in the Garden Breezeway and Wine Caves with live music

How do you want to be remembered? As "CIVIL" and obedient?

  After you are gone from this earth, how will you be remembered?  If you could have just ONE memory

FREE Music at Murphys Community Park

      First Fridays in the Park concerts will open its 2014 series on June 13 starting at 5:30 PM.  Yes, that is actually the 2nd Friday in June because of the Bret Harte graduation.

    The Food Hut will be open from 5 to 8 PM for those who wish to purchase dinner for $10 per
person. Local wines will also be available to purchase.

Grass Fire in Valley Springs

   UPDATE:  This fire has been contained at 14 acres. Josh White, CalFire Unit Chief in San Andreas wants all of us to remember that the north winds are especially dangerous.

OP-ED.....Thought we would get used to it.....Stanislaus National Forest destruction...

  ....but no, it hurts just as bad now as in the beginning.

   What is it? Watching logging truck after logging truck for months now fly down Hwy 49

Lake Berryessa wins top honors

  Lake Berryessa took home 1st place in the 100 top places in America to take the family for vacation.

Calaveras COG meets June 4, 2014

   The Calaveras COG meets on June 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in San Andreas.

   On the agenda is an Informational Report on the Wagon Trail project on Hwy 4.

Poet Laureate Maya Angelou Dies

Maya Angelou was 86 when she passed away this morning. She was beloved by many, including many superstar entertainers.

   The renowned writer had been suffering from heart problems.

Fire near La Grange

   May 28, 2014:  The Lake Fire that started around 4 PM on May 27, 2014 is now 60% contained at 37 acres. It is located at Hwy 132 and Lake Road in Stanislaus County, near LaGrange.

Lynnda Lee Lowry

   Lynnda Lee Lowry lost her 10-year battle with Leukemia and joined our Father in Heaven on Friday, May 23, 2014. She was 60 years old.

Fire stared by mower in Jenny Lind

   On May 27, 2014 at 9:15 AM CalFire responded to a grass fire in the 7100 block of Warren Rd in Jenny Lind.

   Caused by a spark from a lawnmower, it was quickly extinguished and limited to just a spot of grass.


On this date in 1937....

The Golden Gate Bridge first
opened to traffic. This gorgeous photo was taken from
the Golden Gate National Recreation Area by Dave Gordon.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mowing causes fire in Burson

   On May 25, 2014 at around noon, CalFire was called to a grass fire on the 9800  block of Whalen Rd in Burson.

   Several units responded, including Columbia air attack. The fire burned 4 acres before it was extinguished. A lawn mower struck a rock, causing the fire to start. The damage value is around $800.

Fire in Mokellumne Hill

   Cal Fire responded to a structure fire in the 1500 block of Doe Rd in Mokelumne Hill on May 25, 2014 at 10 PM.

   The structure fire spread to 1/4 acre of vegetation. Value of damage is not available at this time. The fire cause is under investigation.

Vehicle hits two trees off Hwy 4

   According to CHP on May 25, 2014 at 11:45 PM Nathaniel Heller (18) of Arnold was driving a 1997 Ford westbound on Hwy 4

OP-ED....Water water everywhere.....

     Water Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink

    About 60% of all developed water sources come from the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the form of snow melt and rain runoff.

Pope Francis says Priestly celibacy NOT Dogma

   Just back from his trip to the Middle East, Pope Frances has opened the door to debate priestly celibacy.

   He states that the celibacy Catholic Church rule is "NOT a Dogma" that clergy members abstain from sex.

Walter J. Wasson of San Andreas

   Walter J. Wasson of San Andreas, passed away on May 24, 2014 at Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital. He was 88.

Hunter's Fire in Mariposa County

   May 27, 2014: The Hunters Fire in Mariposa County near Lake McClure is now 900 acres and is 20% contained.

   One home has been destroyed and 100 others have been evacuated.

Official Calaveras County Church services in progress

   May 27, 2014:  Led by Pastor/Chair Debbie Ponte and prayers led by Cliff Edson and Darren Spellman, services of their particular religious beliefs,

Arnold resident in Traffic Accident on Hwy 4

   According to CHP on May 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM Kyle Hamersley (19) of Arnold was driving a 2000 Jeep in the westbound traffic lane of Hwy 4

Local youth sports volunteers Arrested at Twain Harte motel

Elisa Lloyd
   According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office, on May 22, 2014 personnel conducted a search warrant on a motel room in

Man arrested in Jamestown

   According to the Tuolumne County CHP, on May 26, 2014 at 1:55 AM, Andrew John Watkins,  observed operating a Toyota pickup with non-operational rear license plate lights.

What kind of Calaveras County MORON?

 "Pave My Private Road"!  "Murderers"!

     We have to ask the question:  What kind of MORON acts as if he's a talking head for FOX News at every Calaveras Supervisors meeting, and makes a total fool of themselves by demanding that a private road (on which he owns a small house) be paved by the Calaveras County Public Works Department.

  Is this person a political appointee to anything? Does this type of person head up and is practically the only real member of a little respected organization?  Is this the same person who has stood up and called people "murderers" at a recent Calaveras Supervisor meetings.  Should the Sheriff's
Department be requested to do a "wellness check" on this person?

Calaveras Supervisor Spellman Bribe Claim Quote

   On one occasion, Calaveras Supervisor Spellman of Rancho Calaveras claimed that"....I was offered not hundreds, but thousands of dollars for my preferential understanding of what goes on at Lake Tulloch currently and I declined.

  And some of those people that made the offers of those thousands of dollars are in this very room today. I will not identify them....". According to County Counsel Spellman never reported this attempted bribe.   HUH? Doesn't that make him at least as corrupt as those who HE CLAIMS attempted to bribe him?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Fire in Mariposa County

   May 26, 2014:   The Hunters Fire that was reported around 3:30 PM near Lake McClure in Mariposa County, has grown to 275 acres.

   It is 0% contained as of 6 PM.

Arnold man arrested

   On May 22, 2014 around 12:30 PM Calaveras County Sheriff's deputies arrested Ronald Lee Corpening Jr. (49) of Arnold on Pine Drive in Arnold for allegedly  Resisting or Obstructing an Officer, a felony and for being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.

   Corpening was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

LA Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks tonite

   Hockey's  Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are behind 2 games to 1 going into tonites' game 4.

   The LA Kings lead the playoffs over the Blackhawks  and the Blackhawks want to get even.

Angels Camp Police Arrest Moke Hill woman

   On May 22, 2014 around 12:30 AM Angels Camp Police arrested Megan Lynn Sheehan (29) of Mokelumne Hill, on Main Street in Angels Camp for alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance, a felony.

   Sheehan was booked into the Calaveras County Jail and was bonded out.

Patrick Swayze's wife remarries

   Patrick Swayze died 5 years ago from Cancer. His wife Lisa remarried yesterday in Florida.

   Her new husband is a jeweler.

Fire at Clearlake Oaks

   A fire that started on May 25, 2014 near the Indian Reservoir of Clearlake Oakes reached 175 acres.

   It is now 75% contained.

Dirty Cops never accept their GUILT

   In our investigation into some of the Dirty Cops in the area, we found one thing to be true about nearly all of them. They need mental therapy and most refuse to get it. We will not post their insane

Fatal Accident in Glencoe

   According to CHP on May 24, 2014 at 9:43 AM Robert J. Prater (20) of Stockton was driving his 1989 Toyota truck northbound on Hwy 26

OP-ED....Be "CIVIL" say Northington and her friends

  As we watch Chris Martinez' father express his anger and remorse on national TV, we are reminded by local officials like Kathy Nothington and Merita Callaway to always be "CIVIL", and that being angry is BAD!!

Remember the Veterans on Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Statement of Chris Martinez' father: Heartbreaking and TRUE!!

   An attorney for Peter Rodgers, a filmmaker, made public that they believe the shooter who killed 6 young people in Santa Barbara near the college, was his son Elliot.

   In an statement prepared by Richard Martinez, he read: (grab a Kleenex if you have any feelings at all)

Not ready for summertime!!

Oh, no! Not summer already!!

Calaveras Supervisor candidate Olivera plans 6 more gun ranges?

   We had one source tell us that he believes from rumors he has heard that Michael Oliveras, once elected to District 3 Supervisor, plans to force the US Forest Service to build 4 more illegal shooting

Fatal Accident on Jack Tone Road

   May 25, 2014 at 4:51 PM:  CHP is still at the scene of a fatal accident that occurred around 1:25 PM at Mariposa and Jack Tone Road in Stockton.

   A black pickup hit a tree at that location. An evidence tow truck was dispatched and an ambulance was sent to the scene, but the victim did not survive.  Witnesses said the truck just drifted off the roadway, hit the tree and overturned.

Calaveras Sheriff forcing PTSD testing?

  Supervisor Cliff Edson announced at the last Calaveras Board of Supervisors meeting (after deep prayer), that he had met with the Sheriff's Office and plans are being made to make changes to their arrest of veterans.

   Edson stated that the Sheriff's Office apparently plans to force veterans who are arrested to undergo a test for PTSD in order to get them into treatment.  Apparently there are many veterans out there who need treatment, but have previously refused.  We are not sure how this would work or if it is legal. Will VETERANS like this idea????

The friends of Noah's Ark

   These three are family.  They have been together since discovered in the basement of a drug dealer and were taken to the Noah's Ark Sanctuary 13 years ago.. Too bad humans don't have that bond!!

   This black bear of North American, the Lion of Africa and the Tiger of Asia get along and seek each other out for comfort at their home in Locust Grove, Georgia.  All many humans can think of is killing these wonderful creatures..

   They are called the BLT. Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!!

What happened to "Bribes" Calaveras Supervisor Spellman bragged about?

  As you all know, Supervisor Spellman has said some pretty strange things during the past 3 1/2 years representing District 5 Rancho.

   One that we asked Calaveras County Counsel about was the loud bragging claim that he had been offered thousands of dollars from someone in the audience. County Counsel Janis Elliot stated to us that NO ONE had reported anything like that to her, not even Darren Spellman.

Calaveras Candidate Oliveria and Don Johnson have ONE thing in common?

     And it ain't their good looks! It seems that if you like the type, we are told that Calaveras Supervisorial Candidate Oliverrie (known better as MR. Mustache) may be the right man to represent you.

   We have been told that his life has been very similar to actor Don Johnson in one way; Johnson has been married 5 times. At least Don Johnson doesn't have an ugly-looking mustache!

Alaska Fire Burns 100,000 acres

   Not getting as much attention this week is a fire near Soldotna, Alaska, which has not been contained at this point.

  Over 100,000 acres have burned so far.

Jets going to SuperBowl?

   Michael Vick, QB for the New York Jets has announced that he can take the team to the SuperBowl.

   The owners will be watching, we're sure.

Lake Tulloch Squatter or Trespasser?

   It seems that once it was established that the land in question was the responsibility of the Bureau of Reclamation, (which took some time),  that Shawn Wade, Acting Chief Park Ranger of the Bureau at Melones sent an email to several county officials, including Ponte

Kim and Kanye got married!

  We know you are just dying to hear this! Yes, its true! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got married in Italy this weekend, with all of the family in attendance.

   Some of the dresses worn by Kardashian were questionable, to say the least, especially the white one. Nothing unusual for this family, though.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Under our current Calaveras Sheriff, crime is up......the NUMBERS don't LIE!!

County Mental Health praised by Ponte --Hilarious!!

   At the beginning of the Calaveras Supervisor's meeting on May 13, 2014 Chair Debbie Ponte read a Resolution and then praised their Mental Health organization.

   Immediately after, public comments showed a person from Mental Health America, who complained about the County's process of contracting with a mental health agency. It was hilarious!!!

   It finally came out that George Fry, who spoke defending the County, had applied for jobs with Mental Health America and has an axe to grind, per a Mental Health America official member.

More squatter photos at Lake Tulloch

Now where did you say the potty was??
Let's cut more trees down and start
a big bonfire!!
  The is so pleased that one resident had the courage to actually go to the encampment of the squatter and
take photos. Here are some more:

Car hits tree near Airport

  May 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM:  A grey SUV went off the road and hit a tree at Hwy 49 and Carol Kennedy Rd near the Airport.

   Three CHP units are at the scene. A tow truck has been dispatched along with an ambulance.

Fire at Hwy 4 and Milton Road

  UPDATE at 1:30 PM: One lane of Hwy 4 was closed due to smoke, but is now reopened.

    May 24, 2014:  At around 12:30 PM a fire was reported on Hwy 4 at Milton Road. Several CalFire units were dispatched.

   It is a Stanislaus County area fire, according to CHP. No other information is available at this time.

Calaveras Supervisor Ponte NOT doing her job?

He has such a lovely home. Must
be worth a lot, right on the
Lake and everything?
    UPDATE May 21, 2014 at 1 PM:  Mr. Quint, Adviser  to the Commissioner Lowell Pimley of the Bureau of Reclamation called us from Washington DC

Lake Tulloch Squatter: To Calaveras Board of Supervisors

   UPDATE:  At around 1:30 PM we received a call fro Shane Hunt at the Bureau of Reclamation Regional Directors Office in Sacramento. 202-208-6997. (Funny, we tried to get his number and were refused by the POI person).

Traffic Collision in Copperopolis

   May 24, 2014:  At 2 PM a traffic collision was reported on the bridge Obyrnes Ferry Rd in Copperopolis.

   A blue SUV and a white vehicle collided. No injuries have been reported, but one lane is blocked.

Two thefts from E and W Center Street in Moke Hill

   On May 23, 2014 a theft of building materials was reported to the Calaveras Sheriff from E. Center Street in Moke HIll. No report was taken.

   Later on a theft of patio furniture was reported on W. Center Street in Moke Hill. The Sheriff didn't take a report on this one either.

Calaveras Supervisors holding Church Services Tuesday

Come and pray with Ponte,
Edson and Spellman on
Tuesday, as they force
us to bring religion into
the government in
Calaveras County!!
   On May 27, 2014, we hear that the Calaveras Supervisors, led by Pastor Chair Debbie Ponte, Assistant Pastor Cliff Edson and (tee hee) Altar Boy Darren Spellman will open their regular

Come on Tea Party! Donate your home to Tommy Boy and Igor!

   We hear that since businesses have abandoned the Tea Party candidates nationwide, that Igor, the guy running against Ose for a House seat, is having trouble even making payroll.

   Come on you Tea Party people. If you really care about your issues you will donate your home, your vehicle and every cent you have to Igor and his friends. Get moving!! Mr. Segalle, that means you, too!!! Your friends are waiting!

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend

From Sheriff candidate Pat Garrahan
Behind the flag, White 1, Bravo Company,
4th Light Armored Reconnaissance
Battalion while he was in Afghanistan

Friday, May 23, 2014

Calaveras County Water District Workshop

   On Wednesday May 28, 2014 the Calaveras County Water District will hold a Board workshop to discuss the Strategic Plan.

   The meeting begins at 9 AM at their office on Toma in San Andreas.

Jackson City Council meets

   the Jackson, California City Council meets on May 27, 2014 at 7 PM at Jackson City Hall on Broadway in Jackson.

   Fireworks sales are among the items on the agenda.

Today is World Turtle Day

This is a bog turtle, one of the smallest and rarest in the world. It lives in the
Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania, which
was established to protect this tiny turtle and its wetland habitat.

BLM announces fire restrictions

   BLM controls 230,000 acres in the Mother Lode which includes Nevada, Yuba, Placer, Ed Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Sutter and Mariposa counties.

Sterlings Wife to get control of Clippers?

   According to one NBA source, Donald Sterling is signing over control of the NBA Clippers to his estranged wife.

   The team is in the family trust and the family doesn't want to sell it to someone outside the trust. Will the NBA allow it?  We'll see.

GOP: Igor and McClintock good for a laugh

"Move over Igor!
Make room for Tommy Boy"
   Today we read in a Thousand Oaks publication (Tom McClintock's real home) that they consider McClintock the leader of the Tea Party in California. Is that something to brag about?

   And Igor is his 1st Sergeant at Arms. The attacks they shoot over the firing line at their adversaries  is very entertaining. "You're a RINO!"   and  "You're a wacko Tea Party nut!"     and "You're a 'liberal'!" Hopefully, the moderate voices will win the top two in June.

Felony Arrest in Sonora area

David  William Walter
      According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office on May 22, 2014 about 6 PM deputies responded to the 16000 block of Estralita Drive in

Lake Tulloch Squatter Update

And what is this at the site
on Lake Tulloch?
   We did some research and found that Board of Supervisors Chair Merita Callaway and Brian Moss of Environmental Health were both notified of the squatter at Lake Tulloch by at least one resident back in October of 2013.

    We have seen Supervisor Debbie Ponte's email attached as of November l, 2013. At that time Moss stated they aren't sure who's land it is, Army Corp of Engineers they believe per their GIS.

More rain in Ebbetts Pass

   May 23, 2014:  Yesterday evening the Hwy 4 corridor of Ebbetts Pass received another light rain. Hopefully that will keep the Memorial Day weekend safe from fires from smokers, campers, arsonists, shooters, etc.

   With more not weather due next week, however, we need to be vigilant and report any suspicious or careless behavior.  Things have changed and there are so many more people with psychological problems leading to starting fires than ever before.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Light Snow on Sentinel Dome

A little snow has fallen on Sentinel Dome today.

Deadline to register passed..

  As the deadline to register to vote in the June 2014 primary came and went, over 6 million people who became eligible to vote didn't bother to register. What a shame!

  Some say its because there isn't a Presidential election or any special issue for them on the ballot. However, the Supervisorial elections are even more important to what happens to us here in Calaveras County than who is President.

Our beautiful Sierras....even without any snow

When the last measurement was to be taken, the officials found
bare ground.

Jackie Kennedy's letters withdrawn from auction

  The private letters that Jackie Kennedy wrote to her priest while she was First Lady have been saved from the auction block.

   The Irish university who owns them instead have decided to work with the Kennedy family to preserve them.

What? A cocktail reception at the 9/11 museum?

   Were you as shocked as we were to learn that a private (no survivor families allowed) cocktail reception was held for the mucky-mucks at the 9/11 museum?

   Even more upsetting to families is a restaurant soon to open and a gift shop for mementoes to 9/11?

Looking for a Summer Project?

   Are you interested in politics and would like to learn about campaigning. Art Moore, candidate for Congress of our District 4 is offering opportunities to work as a volunteer.

   Just send an email to and let them know.

Small Marijuana Plants destroyed

   On Tuesday May 20, 2014 the Tuolumne Narcotics Team and the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office followed up on an ongoing marijuana cultivation investigation.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mama Bear saves baby

This is the Mama of the Year. She saved her
baby from a busy highway just in time.

Traffic Accident on Hwy 4

   According to CHP on May 20, 2014 around 5:40 PM Russell Knight (75) of Stockton was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra eastbound on Hwy 4 east of Hunt Rd

Pat Garrahan for Sheriff

For the good of Calaveras County

Leave your guns at home, son

   Whole Foods, Starbucks and now Chipotle has joined the national chains banning guns from their places of business.

   We have been told that the respectful gun owners have no problem with this rule.

Are you "Bear Aware"?

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife has declared May "Bear Aware" month and wants to be sure you understand the nature of the black bears of California. THERE ARE NO GRIZZLIES IN CALIFORNIA!!

Fire Danger for Memorial Day Weekend

   Cal Fire has issued a warning about the danger of wildfire this Memorial Day Weekend.

   What they didn't do is BAN smoking, hunting, campfires, shooting

Amador County Supervisors meet

   On May 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM the Amador County Board of Supervisors meets in the Board Chambers at 810 Court Street in Jackson.

   We have not yet seen the agenda, but will advise once it is released.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tea Party Battle Republicans

   The battle between the two Republican Parties is absolutely hilarious. We have Tea Party Igor saying bad things about Republican Ose (he's a liberal) and Tea Party McClintock insulting veterans in his anger and fear towards Art Moore, the Republican veteran.

   All they are doing is hurting the already tarnished reputation of the once powerful Republican Party in the USA.  Many are proud to say they abandoned the wackos and became No Party Preference.

Missing Child-No Missing Child?

  Last night at 7:29 PM the Calaveras Sheriff;s Office sent out an urgent report of a missing child. At 7:31 PM they sent out an update that there was no missing child. What is going on down there?

Letter to the Editor ... Re: Darren Spellman Attendance, etc

    Dear Editor:

     According to the minutes of the Board of Supervisor meetings since 2011, it is easily apparent that one individual on the BOS not only embarrasses his community with his lack of knowledge but also in his disrespect

Claude Page of Vallecito

   On May 12, 2014 Claude Page of Vallecito passed away at Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas. He was 66.

Letter to the Editor.....Don't be Fooled!

   Dear Editor:

   Recently a postcard mailer has been received in local mailboxes stating "ATTENTION REPUBLICANS-

Arrest in Arnold Stabbng

   According to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office on May 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM detectives arrested Raymond Scott Irby (55) for the alleged stabbing

Monday, May 19, 2014

Music in the Parks begins soon

   Free Music in the Parks begins on June 11, 2014 at the Copper Town Square with Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players.


Traffic Accident on Hwy 49

   On May 15, 2014 around 10:40 PM Kimberley D. Rainier (46) of Mountain Ranch was driving a 2001 Honda CRV while impaired, according to a CHP report, on Hwy 49 south

Usher could win 'The Voice" with Josh Kaufman

   Last year Usher came close to winning "The Voice", but this year he has Josh Kaufman on his team.

   Adam let him go and Usher grabbed him and he is now in the finals.  Could this be the year that Usher takes the victory? Kaufman does seem like the singer to beat this season.

Motorcycle Accident on Hwy 26

  According to a CHP report, on May 14, 2014 at 8:20 AM James Robert Coit (48) of Mokelumne Hill was driving his 2005 Harley Davidson Sportster on Hwy 26 south of Montgomery Drive at a speed of 35 MPH.

   Coit stated that he accelerated abruptly as he traveled up the hill and the rear wheel of the motorcycle began to skid.

   Coit lost control of the motorcycle and it skidded off the roadway to the north. The front wheel and right side of the motorcycle collided with the rock embankment north of the roadway edge and the impact caused Coit to be ejected off the motorcycle.

   Both Coit and the motorcycle tumbled separately down the roadway and came to rest withing the westbound lane of Hwy 26.

   Coit was life-flighted to Doctors Modesto Hospital for treatment of major injuries.


Package shrinkage NOT your imagination?

   In case you think it might be your imagination that some of the most trusted brands of grocery store products are getting smaller, it is NOT your imagination.

   In fact, NBC did a study and has stated that although package sizes are shrinking, the prices for most of these products are NOT shrinking at all.

Governor Brown blames fires on Climate change, not ARSONISTS!!

   Shockingly, Governor Jerry Brown has made the statement public that the recent California fires are due to Climate Change.

   We beg to differ with the Governor. Seems most of us believe they were caused by ARSONISTS!!!

AT&T buying Direct TV

  It was reported this morning on Squawk Box that AT&T is buying Direct TV for $95 per share for an estimated price of around $49 billion.

  This is most likely due to the big profits in the NFL contracts and advertising, say some analysts. Comcast is buying TimeWarner.

Local boy Wins 2014 Frog Jump

   The winner of the World's Champion Jumping Frog Championship is

"Godzilla: big box office winner

   The weekend box office winner was "Godzilla" which took in $93 million. "Neighbors" was pushed to number 2.

Why McClintock insults Veterans...

Art Moore, Veteran and
Bronze Star Recipient
   Congressman McClintock has made a monumental mistake in alienating veterans in this election. His insults are a direct result of his NEVER having served and his

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Homes destroyed in San Diego area

    May 18, 2014:  We just received a report that between the Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad and the Cocos Fire in San Marcos, 48 homes,  1 18 unit apartment complex, 4 commercial structures and 10 outbuildings were destroyed.

   5 homes and 1 apartment complex were damaged as well in these fires.

Traffic Accident at Red Apple

    UPDATE:  The roadway has been cleared.

Fire on Skunk Ranch in Murphys

   Around noon May 17, 2014 CalFire responded to a fire on Skunk Ranch Rd and Mine Dump Road in Murphys.

   The request was originally for 8 Cal Fire engines, a dozer, 2 handcrews, 1 Cal Fire Air, 2 tankers and 1 helicopter.  The fire was quickly contained at 1/4 acre. Murphys Fire also responded to this fire.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A pig in the Road in Vallecito?

   UPDATE:  CHP has referred this to Calaveras Animal Control and the Sheriff's Office. Guess they don't want to be seen chasing pigs!

Clear Cut California so Arsonists and others can set Fires?

Firefighters rescued a terrified kitty from a tree
near its burned out home.
   Yesterday a group of people were overheard talking about all the fires in California, the dry conditions and ARSON.