Monday, January 27, 2014

Traffic Accident avoiding deer in Copperopolis

   On January 27, 2014 at around 6:50 AM Jerry Wayne Cradduck (75) of Sonora was driving a 2003 Subaru northbound on O'byrnes Ferry Road

Cecil Smedsvig Malmin of Angels Camp

   Cecil Smedsvig Malmin, age 96, was born October 8, 1917 in Astoria, Oregon and passed away January 22, 2014 in San Andreas.

All outside burning suspended by CalFire

  We received another press release that due to the extreme menace of wildfire and its potential to destroy life, property, and natural resources; and due to current and predicted fire weather, the lack of precipitation, the dryness of vegetation and the increased fire activity, unusual fire conditions"

William "Riley" Boyd of Avery

   William "Riley" Boyd passed away on January 20, 2014 at his residence in Avery. He was 57 years old.

   Born June 11, 1956 in Modesto, he worked for Arnold Tool Rental

Traffic Accident-3 Vehicles on Hwy 4

   On January 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM CHP reports that Judith Diane Teixeira (69) was traveling on Hwy 4 in a 2007 Toyota just west of Main Street in Douglas Flat at approximately 50 MPH before slowing to a stop to make a northbound turn (left) onto Main.

Kris Johnson to run for 4th Congressional District

   Kris Johnson, a 25-year resident of Granite Bay, has announced that she will be a candidate for the US House of Representatives in California's 4th Congressional District.

   "Over the past several years, I've become increasingly frustrated by how poorly our community has been represented in Congress," Johnson said in a press release.

   "We deserve better

CCWD Secretive About "Enhancing Water" from Stanislaus forests

Let's send more of our
water to LA!!
 UPDATE:  In response to our inquiry, CCWD Director Bob Dean stated that "I heard from several people that they didn't receive

So sad about Tom McClintock

  What is wrong with Rep. McClintock is anyone's guess. It appears to be something very serious. After his brief appearance; arriving late, lashing out, and then leaving immediately the water forestry meeting in San Andreas, some folks are wondering if he has lost his way.

   It is an election year for McClintock, and yet he is unreasonable, inconsiderate, votes against veterans and other important issues, and just makes no sense anymore.  He will lose this election if anyone reasonable files to run against him.  It is so sad.

Half of Sexual Assaults in Prisons are by Guards

   The Federal Government has released statistics that not only are sexual assaults up in prisons by 11%, but that half of the over 8,000 reported are committed by prison guards.

Woman removed from Life-Support

   The woman in Texas who was being kept alive by life-support, was removed from that life support yesterday.  A judge ruled that the woman was already dead and her fetus was not viable.

   She will now be buried by her family.

US MIlitary strikes Somalia

   In somewhat of a surprise, President Obama allowed the US military to carry out missile strikes on suspected leaders with links to al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab terror groups in Somalia yesterday, January 26, 2014.

Marlboro Man dies

   The actor who was famous in the 70's as the Marboro man advertising cigarettes, has died.

    Eric Lawson, 72, died at his home in California of tobacco related illness. This photo is from an American Cancer Society ad for anti-smoking,
that he posed for in 1997.

Rain headed our way

  Believe it or not, after 50 straight days without measurable rainfall, a storm is headed for Calaveras County, according to the National Weather Service.

   By late Tuesday and through Friday, rain will fall off and on and snow is coming to the mountains.

Pope John Paul II's blood stolen

  In the small Church of San Pietro della lenca in the mountains of Italy,  was a relic containing drops of the late Pope John Paul II's blood.

   It was reported stolen from the church, according to authorities.

Republican congressman will resign

   January 27, 2014:    Florida Rep. Trey Radel, who is a first-term Republican congressman, was convicted on cocaine possession charges and is expected to resign from Congress today.