Thursday, January 9, 2014

Breaking News: Disability Fraud by over 100 1st Responders

    UPDATE:  It was just reported that there may be hundreds more fraudulent claims. So far the total amount of money taxpayers paid these frauds is estimated at $400 million,

Did you see "Modern Family" last night?

   Everyone knows that "Modern Family" is one of the hottest sitcoms on TV these days. Last night we caught a re-run of the show where Mitch and Cam put a giant stuffed elephant and a giant stuffed gorilla on top of the car.

   I can't remember laughing so hard at anything on TV for a long time.  That show is amazing!!

Vocal Minority vs hardworking majority--Supervisor Edson

  Calaveras  Supervisor Edson at the Strategic  Planning meeting on January 7, 2013, mentioned the vocal minority; those who are loud, attend every meeting and the Supervisors cannot avoid.

   Does Edson realize the loudmouths are the Environmental groups, who NEVER shut up, who always DEMAND no growth as the Supervisors goal? Who are they? We see them at every single BOS meeting, every planning meeting; loudmouth busybodies?

Evelyn Faye Wilson passes

   Evelyn Faye Wilson passed away on Monday, January 7, 2014. She was 80 years old.

   She was born Evelyn Geto

City of Angels lawsuit costs

   The City of Angels has two lawsuits ongoing that we know of.  The case of Hadley vs the City of Angels (Museum Director) has cost $31,293.00 in attorney fees to taxpayers as of December 31, 2013.

   The Difu, Croletto vs City of Angels and the City of Angels Lighting District lawsuit has cost us $12,133.00 as of the end of 2013.  There is no real end in sight that we can see.

Politically motivated " traffic jams" common

   The scandal of Governor Chris Christie, who's staff apparently called their "NJ highways" friends and had two lanes blocked off in order to cause trouble for political foes, is not surprising.

Calaveras Supervisor Cliff Edson wants to continue at Economic Development

   During the lengthy Strategic Planning Session at Calaveras Supervisors on January 7, 2014, Cliff Edson stated that he wanted to continue meeting with the EDC.  Apparently there has been no board approval.  Supervisor Ponte said that other areas of the county need EDC help too. 

      The main one that needs help is Arnold. Ebbetts Pass has absolutely no group to work on helping local businesses. It is so sad.

Foster Farms shut down for Roaches

   The government shut down the Foster Farms chicken processing plant in Livingston due to roaches. It isn't clear how long it may be closed.

Calaveras Supervisor Chris Wright Contradicts self

   During the Calaveras Strategic Planning Session of Supervisors on January 7, 2014, Chris Wright stated that he wanted everything to stay the same and he could drive elsewhere.

   In the next breath, he stated that people should have the right to do what they want with their land without government regulation.  This guy has no clue what he is doing or saying???

Justin Timberlake headed for Taco Bell

   After winning a People's Choice Award last night, we hear that Justin Timberlake headed for the local Taco Bell for a Taco Supreme fix.

   Apparently he also took a photo with the staff while he was there.

Why Supervisor Edson went to Calaveras Unified Board meeting

   At the January 7, 2014 strategic planning study session, several conflicting items came up. Cliff Edson went to the Calaveras Unified School District meeting, saying he wasn't there as a Supervisor.

Why didn't the Tea Party defend their buddy JOE?

   During the January 7, 2014 Strategic Planning Session at the Calaveras Supervisors, the CSAC speaker condemned Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona for bankrupting his county.

  Mr. Spellman, main Tea Party Supervisor, said nothing to defend Arpaio, which is very interesting.  The Tea Party loves Arpaio and all of his ideas, to my knowledge.

Kardashian-Odom Mansion on Market

   The former home of Khloe Kardsashian and Lamar Odom is now on the market. They are asking $5.5 million. 

   They paid $3.9 million when they bought it in 2009.

Calaveras Supervisors discuss Rim Fire--Hunter caused

   During the January 7, 2014 Strategic Planning Session the Rim Fire was discussed and how to prevent such a horrid fire from happening.

   Not one of them said the truth "BAN HUNTERS FROM THE FOREST!!"  That is the best way to prevent fires in the forest. NO HUNTING ALLOWED!!! Without the HUNTER, there would have been no Rim Fire. Face the truth!!!!

Fire Restrictions on BLM Land

   According to the BLM , effective January 10, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management is implementing fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Mother Lode Field Office.

Calaveras Supervisor Callaway responsible for FEMA in county

   At the January 7, 2014 Strategic Planning Session of Calaveras Supervisors, Callaway brought up FEMA, as if someone else was responsible and she was trying to fix it.

   The fact is that Supervisors Callaway and Thomas are the ones responsible for bringing FEMA into our county to extract monies from our property owners.

IRWMP example of Consolidating?

   At the January 7, 2014 Strategic Planning Session the Calaveras Supervisor Chair used the IRWMP (Integrated Regional Water Management Plan)  as an example of consolidating to save money on the water side. Huh??

   Where is her mind? IRWMP is a totally separate and additional water board that the taxpayers must pay for; not a consolidation to save us money.  Where is Callaway's mind?

Burglary arrest in Arnold

   On January 8, 2014 at around 12:30 PM Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Spencer J. Breinig of Arnold at 2182 Hwy 4 for alleged 2nd Degree Burglary, a felony.

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

Calaveras Supervisor Chris Wright doesn't mind driving

   At the January 7, 2014 Strategic Planning Study Session Supervisor Wright said he doesn't need to have more people come here, that he doesn't mind driving to another area to shop instead of allowing development here. He votes that way all the time, against every possible development.

   Darren Spellman said the opposite; that people shouldn't have to drive and if they shop here the tax money stays here. But Spellman votes the opposite; against every possible development that has come forward this year.

Arrest in City of Angels

  On January 7, 2014 at around 4:08 PM City of Angels Police arrested Alfredo Licea, (38), with no known address, at Lee and Stanslaus for allegedly Threatening a Crime and Terrorizing and Possession of a Narcotic Controlled Substance, both felonies and being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Battery on a Spouse, ex, date and Possession of Unlawful Paraphernalia, misdemeanors.

   Licea was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.


Burglary Arrest in West Point

      On January 5, 2014 Calaveras Sheriff Deputies arrested Robert Charles Carll (40) of West Point on  Barney Way for alleged 2nd Degree Burglary, a felony.

   Carll was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

CSAC Strategic Planning friend of Callaways talks about transparency

   During the January 7, 2014 Calaveras Strategic Planning Study Session the man who was leading it said that "transparency" is extremely important in this day and age.

   Callaway immediately changed the subject, and said she was speaking for all of them and that she is proud of staff. And that was the end of any talk of transparency.


Calaveras Supervisor Ponte says Campaigning for next election is her proudest achievement

   At the Calaveras Supervisors Strategic Planning Study Session Debbie Ponte stated that she is proudest of her recognizing groups and citizens at Board meetings (THIS IS CAMPAIGNING FOR HER NEXT ELECTION!!)

   Chair Callaway is another who campaigns constantly, going to community meetings and bringing them to Board meetings so they will vote for her in the next election. Now she has a sister in Ponte.

Calaveras Supervisor Spellman says respect is important

  At the January 7, 2014 Study Session the most disrespectful person on the Calaveras Board of Supervisors, Darren Spellman,  stated that respecting each other is the most important aspect of their job.

   The Sierra Sentinel has a email letter (in fact, several) that Spellman wrote that prove he is the last person to ever ask others to be respectful.  That is why he should NEVER be re-elected as Supervisor!!

Calaveras Supervisors Strategic Planning Study Session (continued)

   Calaveras County Council Janis Elliot stated at the January 7, 2014 Strategic Planning Study Session that her first job was at Knotts Berry Farm.

Calaveras Supervisors Study Session dreams

   On January 7, 2014, the CSAC friend of Calaveras Chair Callaway who came to present them with the Strategic Planning ideas to the Board of Supervisors compared them to DOCTORS and then DANCERS. What a joke!!!

Traffic Accident near Airport

   Update at 7:45 AM:  It was necessary to shut down the roadway for a short time to pull the car that was dangling up. A tow truck

Clover Fire Arson and murder case delayed

   The trial of Zane Peterson, a former 7 year USFS employee has been delayed in Redding. Charged with 71 felonies, including alleged arson and murder, authorities say they believe he started 7 fires altogether in September and October. of 2013.

   The Clover Fire destroyed 60 homes and killed one man, burning nearly 5 square miles of forest land. The Public Defender is questioning their possible conflict of interest in the case.