Monday, August 4, 2014

Traffic Accident on Hwy 49

  Per CHP, on August 3, 2014 at approximately 6:45 PM Eric Hinton (19) of Lodi was driving a 2003 Ford Escape on Hwy 49 just south of Carol Kennedy Drive, near the airport,

Jonelle Ghirardelli Tiffany

      On July 25, 2014 Jonelle Ghirardelli Tiffany passed away of natural causes in Calaveras County. She was 27.

Bald Fire in Lassen National Forest

   August 4, 2014:  The Bald Fire exploded over the weekend and is now at 39,600 acres in the Lassen National Forest. This is near the town of Burney.

   This fire is only 5% contained at this point.

Beaver Complex Fire

   August 4, 2014:   As reported last night around 10 PM,, the Beaver Complex Fire, made up of the Oregon Gulch Fire and the Salt Creek Fire, which has spread into California is now 36,723 acres , 8,000 of it in California, and is only 20% contained.

   The water supply for the town of Yreka is considered at risk due to this fire.

Day Fire report

  As of 7:45 AM August 4, 2014 the Day Fire has burned 12,975 acres and 5 homes. It is now 55% contained.  This is in Modoc County.

Another fabulous Copper Sunset

Taken August 3, 2014
   With a few clouds in the area, the sunset in Copperopolis was gorgeous last night. Thanks for sharing, B.

Cramer: "Never sell on a market order"!

   Jim Cramer of CNBC says that if you call your stock broker and tell them to sell a certain stock you own, you are giving a "market order".

   Cramer says you should never do that, as it gives them permission to sell that stock for whatever price they want. Tell your broker what price you want instead. He says inexperienced people often make that mistake.

Raiders Ray Guy in Hall of Fame

Ray Guy when he was with the
Oakland Raiders
   After 7 attempts, the best punter in the NFL, the one the award for the best college punter is named for, Ray Guy, made it into the NFL Hall of Fame.  He is 64.

   In his acceptance speech, the former Raider said that "Now the team is complete." He is the only punter to be elected to the Hall.

Robert Kennedy Jr. marries

   Robert Kennedy, Jr. married Cheryl Hines over the weekend at the Kennedy compound at Hyannis Prt at Cape Cod.

   This is the 60 years old's  third marriage.   The 48 year old Hines is an actress.

Alcohol causes driver to hit pole and 11 cars

   On August 2, 2014 at 11:45 AM, Richard Schwartz (70) of Copperopolis was traveling eastbound on Mono Way in his 1997 Dodge Ram pickup just east

Now, that's a lightning strike!

Robert Sharkey took this photo
at Everglades National Park in Florida.

Caution on roadways--Slippery when wet

   Due to the precious rain that the Mother Lode is receiving today, the roadways will be wet. Be cautious as it will be slippery in places.

   This morning it was raining in Murphys and above (about 3000').  Angels Camp and the lower elevations will hopefully see some rain today.