Monday, July 7, 2014

Wildlife needy for water this year!

If you have a birdbath or
tub of water, you will see lots of
thirsty critters this year!
   California Fish and Wildlife has let the public know, at least on channel 13 news, that due to this bad drought year, they may see far more wildlife around residential neighborhoods.

    They stated that especially needy of water is the black bear, and warned that if you go out at night and you life near the forest, make noise and carry a light. They become more frightened of you than you are of  them if your just wave your arms and yell.

Finally, one man trying to eliminate the Tea Party in California

   Republicans in California of moderate temperament have been taking the "shove around" from the extremist right wing and Tea Party few for years now. One man alone is trying to change that! Can one person single-handedly change the Republican Party and put it back on track?

   Enter Charles Munger, a Stanford Physicist who donated the money necessary to eliminate Tim Donnelly from the Governors race and since he had given up his Assembly seat in his arrogant attempt to run against Brown, out of politics in California.

Burglary arrest in San Andreas

   On July 5, 2014 Elizabeth June McMahan (32) of San Andreas was arrested on Gold Oak Road in San Andreas for alleged 1st Degree Burglary, a felony and for Vandalism and Controlled Substance Paraphernalia, misdemeanors.

   McMahan was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Arrest for Assault

     On July 6, 2014 Marshal Lewis, Jr. (20) of San Andreas was arrested by Calaveras Sheriff's deputies on Church Hill Rd in San Andreas for alleged Assault with a Firearm, Willful Cruelty to a Child and Threatening to terrorize, felonies, and for Exhibiting a Firearm, a misdemeanor.

   Lewis was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Two fires in Twain Harte

     On July 4, 2014 around 11:30 AM Cal Fire responded to a vegetation fire in the 22000 block of Twain Harte Drive in Twain Harte.

Bill Collins of Valley Springs

   William "Bill" Carlitos Collins of Valley Springs passed away on June 22, 2014. Details are to  follow the Coronor's report. He was 44.

Angels Camp Trash Bash

   On Tuesday July 15, 2014, the City of Angels Camp will hold a ONE DAY free trash pickup in the City.  All trash must be a curb by 6 AM on the 15th. No paint, chemicals, tires, batteries or pesticides.

   Called the "Trash Bash" this will include items such as hot water heaters, old appliances, furniture, etc. A total of 4 cubic yards or one pickup load is allowed per residence. Waste Recovery Systems is in charge. If your items have not been picked up by 5 PM, call 795-1532.

High melodrama on park roadway

This photo comes from Arches National Park in Utah, where
a ranger found this terrified bunny at risk from a snake and
a little chipmunk on the right shoulder loudly warning.
The ranger says the bunny got away and he put the snake
off the highway to slither on its way.

Pope Francis calls out "modern day sin"

   Pope Francis spoke on Saturday about the "modern day sin" of destroying and exploiting nature and the animals around the world.

   Having taken his name from the Patron Saint of nature and animals, this is an appropriate stance for the Pope to take. Will anyone listen? Will it be a venial sin or a mortal sin? 

Calaveras Pastor and Supervisors meet and RESCIND their CHURCH ties?

  After only a 1 month vacation, the Calaveras Pontiff Ponte, Pastor Edsel, Altar boy Spellman and Supervisors are meeting on July 8, 2014 as a special favor and prayer circle for sinful Calaveras citizens.

Bocce Courts come to Murphys

The Garden is owned by Steve
Gonzales
     Following years of anticipation, the Murphys Community Club (MCC) in partnership with the Angels-Murphys Rotary is about to start construction of two bocce courts as an extension of the much used community park.

    A fundraiser for this project is being held at "The Garden", a home adjacent to the park called "A Summer Evening Under the Stars" on Saturday July 26, 2014. Tickets are $75 each and reservations
will be taken at 728-8183.


Weak July 4 weekend movie box office

   "Transformers" again was the top grossing movie for the July 4 weekend, with a take of $36.4 million.

   "Tammy" came in a far second, making the weekend a slow summer movie draw.

Monticello Fire in Yolo County

   July 7, 2014:  Cal Fire reports that the Monticello Fire, which is burning in grassy oak woodland and heavy brush is located in higher elevations of Yolo County.

    So far  6488 acres have burned and the fire is only 35% contained. Potential for growth is high and the fire is in steep terrain, making it difficult for firefighters.

Letter to the Editor: Climate Change = Violence

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

   I've been wondering why you aren't writing more about our water problems in Calaveras County and California.

   Are you not concerned that, as many scientists figure, that a lack of water (hence, climate change) equals more worldwide violence?