Friday, January 24, 2014

Outdoor Burning Suspended

The Tuolumne-Calaveras unit of CalFire has sent out a notice that as of Monday January 27, 2014, all outdoor burning is suspended.

   This suspension is due to low rainfall, low humidity and increased temperatures and fire activity.

Murphys Sanitary District Moving?

  At a special meeting called for January 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM, the Murphys Sanitary District is meeting in Closed Session witho the Davies (the current leaseholders) and Sierra Hills Properties (a possible new office location).

   We will update the information as it becomes available.

New Board Rules and Policies on Calaveras agenda

   The Calaveras Board of Supervisors has worked diligently to take away the publics right to speak, to cut short the public's right to speak, to tell them exactly what words they can speak, and to make everyone feel uncomfortable and awkward if they wish to address the Board, especially if it is not something they want to hear.

   Yet on the January 28, 2014 agenda, in paragraph 4 of the Summary, they state "The Board has actively worked to encourage broader public participation in local government, by adopting a schedule to include evening meetings and by seeking to create an informal and welcoming environment in the boardroom."  How can they lie, many people are asking?

Another change order for Calaveras Jail of $70,000

   Yet another change order is on the Calaveras Supervisors agenda for January 28, 2014. This time another $70,000 increase for inspections.

More work on Murphys Grade Rd.

   Another project on the Murphys Grade Road is on the Calaveras Supervisors agenda for January 28, 2014. Is this one that Ponte is doing for Tryon?

   This one is for $579,000 for guardrail improvements. Now that fewer people use that road, any people thing that seems like a lot of tax money to spend.

Former Governor Mike Huckabee speaks about women

  The former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who is now a FOX employee, says that Democrats are pushing women to believe they cannot control their "libido" or their reproductive system without the help of the government.

  And Mr. Huckabee knows all about these things, right? Is his head screwed on right? It's a good thing men don't have to worry about controlling their "libido", isn't it?

CalFire says need 100' Defensible Space NOW!!

  January 24, 2014:  CalFire has issued a press release asking residents to prepare their defensible space earlier, due to increased fire activity.

   Due to extreme dry conditions, there have been a significant increase in wildfires already this winter, and maintaining a 100' defensible space request is several months earlier than usual.

White Chevy drives under Big Rig

  UPDATE:  Accident cleared.
   January 24, 2014:  At 9:19 AM it was reported that a white Chevy drove into and was pinned under a big rig at I-5 and I-205.

   CHP and an ambulance are enroute. One lane is totally blocked.

Pasadena Bear not Hibernating

There have been many more reports of bear-sightings in California with the warm winter weather. An older couple in Pasadena walked right past a small bear who was on their front porch.

   Apparently the young bear actually walked right up behind them and the man has a tiny scratch on his leg where he says the bear reached up with his paw to get his attention.  Probably hungry. The couple is fine.

Accident at Hwy 12 and Mokelumne River

  January 24, 2014:  At 6:15 AM a white pickup reportedly ran off the road at Hwy 12 and the Mokelumne River.

   Emergency personnel have been dispatched to the scene.