Friday, March 14, 2014

UPUD meeting

  The Union Public Utility District (UPUD--water in Murphys) will meet on Wednesday March 19, 2014 at 7 PM on Main Street in Murphys.

   On the agenda is review of the agreement with the Milton B Smith Family regading development on Ponderosa Way in Murphys presented by Lawrence Smith.


Traffic Accident in Valley Springs

   March 14, 2014 at 5:53 PM:  Two CHP are en route to a solo vehicle accident at Hwy 26 and Silver Rapids in Valley Springs.

      An ambulance has also been dispatched to the scene due to injuries.

Come and meet Mike Borean

   We just learned that District 3 Supervisorial Candidate Mike Borean will be holding a "Meet and Greet and Wine Tasting" on Friday, March 14, 2014.

   From 6 PM to 8 PM  at the Frog's Tooth Tasting  at 380 Main Street in Murphys Mike invites everyone to join him for wine and appetizers.

     He will be sharing his goals and ideas and wants to hear from residents the issues that are important to them.

Poll of voters for Sheriff and Supervisor

   For the next few days the Sierra Sentinel will be conducting an informal poll of voters on how they feel about the two people running for Calaveras County Sheriff and those running for Supervisor in District 3 Ebbetts Pass) and District 5 (Rancho).

   We will post the results on the website on Saturday March 22, 2014.

Car Fire on Calaveritas Road

  UPDATE at 3:45 PM:  A tow truck has now been dispatched for the vehicle.

Pole at Hwy 4 and Milton hazard

   March 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM:  PG&E is en route to the scene of a telephone pole that is leaning way out over Hwy 4 at Milton Rd below Copperopolis.

   Use extra caution in that area until cleared.


Don't pick the Poppies!

California Poppies are appearing all over the state. It is
illegal to pick or kill them. Protect our state flower.

CHP warns of DUI's over St. Patrick's Day Holiday

   According to the CHP, they are stepping up the DUI watch in Calaveras County over the St. Patricks Day Holiday.

Gas going up another 12 cents a gallon in 2015

There is seemingly no end to gasoline
rate increases
   AB32, signed into law by Governor Schwartzenegger in 2006, puts fuel distributors into the sam
e cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities starting in 2015.

   It is likely that gasoline will be at least 12 cent a gallon higher at the pump immediately. Better hope for a raise this year.

Rebecca Turner to be new Calaveras County Clerk/Recorder

    Rebecca Turner, currently the extremely efficient Elections Coordinator for Calaveras County, is running unopposed for County Clerk/Recorder.

   Madaline Krska, the current County Clerk is retiring at the end of the year.

California State Lawmakers deserve a raise?

   At the Capitol in Sacramento, California lawmakers are pretending to discuss whether they should give themselves a raise this year. A lot of posturing is going on.

   As we all know, that means they are giving themselves a raise, the only question is how much. I have never seen them vote down a raise for themselves. Whether or not they deserve it is another question.

Many Calaveras County Office-Holders unopposed in 2014 for re-election

   Along with Kathy Northington, Calaveras County Superintendent of Schools, several others have not been challenged

McClintock begs for help! CRA refuses to endorse him!

   District 4 Congressman Tom McClintock sent out emails to all Tea Party members begging for help, saying "I need your help like never before."

Fatigue causes traffic accident near Angels Camp

   According to CHP Lori Talbert (54) of Arnold was traveling westbound on Hwy 4 near Appaloosa

Letter to the Editor: About Tea Party Reality and voting

   Dear Sentinel Editor:

   I think its time we got realistic about how and why the Tea Party actually came into being and grew big enough to destroy

McClintock in real trouble

Tom McClintock
doesn't even like us
enough to live here!!'
   In Tony Quinns article in Fox and Hounds yesterday, it is laid out why McClintock is running scared from Art Moore and why he is behaving so desperately, trying to dishonor the veteran Art Moore.

   It seems there is no level so low that McClintock won't stoop to try and keep his seat in Congress so he can go back another term and DO NOTHING. He doesn't even like this district. He has never lived
here, not EVER!!

Will McClintock Apologize to veterans?

   We understand there is a movement afoot by veterans to petition Congressman McClintock demanding an apology for his insulting a veteran with a Bronze star. Will any honorable veteran support McClintock after his bizarre behavior.

   HIs reasons for the insults and other demeaning comments are based on the fact that veteran Art
Moore is running against the congressman for his seat.  Yes, McClintock needs to offer a public apology for his behavior. Will he? Not likely!

What States have highest smoking rates?

According to a gallup poll in 2013 only 15% of the population now smokes. The highest percentage was in Kentucky and West Virginia, each having around 30% smokers.

   We don't know if this includes pot smoking or not.  According to government statistics one out of 5 Americans die from tobacco related illnesses.

Burglaries and Thefts in Calaveras County

   March 13, 2014:  Grand Theft was reported at Tanwood Mobile Home Park in Avery, that tools were taken,

Angels Camp City Council meets....

   On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 the Angels Camp City Council meets at the Firehouse. The  regular
meeting begins at 6 PM.

   On the Closed Session agenda at 5 PM is the lawsuit