Sunday, August 10, 2014

NASCAR racer Tony Stewart flips and then stikes and kills driver

   What was seen by Kevin Ward as an intentional flipping of his race car by Tony Stewart turned into much worse last night. One race car swerved to miss Ward who walked out onto the track.

   Ward, angry at Stewart for causing him to crash, walked in front of Stewarts race car waving his hands at him.  Stewart did not seem to make any attempt to avoid Ward, hit and killed him. An investigation is being run by the local Sheriff.

"Ninja Turtles" tops weekend box office

   Apparently the "Ninja Turtles" took first place at this weekends box office, pulling in $65 million.

    A sequel is already planned, of course.

Tea Potty McClintocks' good pal a "sex offender"?

Tom McClitnock and Glenn Champ
   Tea Potty Tom McClintock has a very close friend; a former Republican 2014 candidate for governor of California, Tye Glenn Champ.

   Champ was arrested on Friday for allegedly shooting

Chains Required comes to Murphys

    Chains Required, a 10-piece rhythm and blues band based in Sonora, will be the September 5, 2014 First Fridays entertainment at the Murphys Park.

    This will be the last First Fridays show of the season. It begins at 5:30 PM.

Mendocino County Fire grows

   August 10, 2014:  Called the Lodge Lightning Complex Fire, 58 structures are now threatened and evacuation orders have been issued to the area near the fire in Menocino County.

   The fire has now consumed 8500 acres and is only 30% contained.

Who is Dustin Costa? Local boy?

Now 68 years old, Dustin Costa
is in prison in Colorado.
   UPDATE:  See also new article "I know Dusty Costa"

Very interesting that Calaveras County pretty much did not cover

Major injuries in Motorcycle accident on Hwy 49

   August 10, 2014 t 11:25 PM:  CHP is still at the scene of a solo motorcycle accident that occurred on Hwy 49 near Bear Valley Road in Mariposa County, not far from the Bagby Bridge.

   A traffic jam was caused by several motorcyclists stopping to try and help the injured cyclist. He was transported to the hospital with major injuries.

HorseSpeak Fundraiser in Burson

      On Saturday, September 6, 2014 there will a benefit fundraiser for HorseSpeak Center at 11568 Arapaho in Burson, the Cowgirl Up Ranch.

    There will be a Tri Tip BBQ and Live Music beginning at 3 PM. The cost is $35 each. Call 772-3871 for more information.

Traffic Hazard on Hwy 4 at Cabbage Patch

   August 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM:  CHP is en route to a report of a dead or injured animal on Hwy 4 near Cabbage Patch. Use extra caution if headed for that area.

49ers at Levi Stadium

   The 49ers take on the Denver Broncos at home in Levi Stadium on Sunday August 17, 2014.

Overturned pickup at Hwy 108 and Hwy 59

   August 10, 2014 at 5:45 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a pickup that overturned about 30' off Hwy 59 near Hwy 108 in Sonora.

   No injuries have been reported, but one lane of traffic is blocked by emergency personnel. Use extra caution if headed to that area, which is near Don Pedro Bar and Redhills Road.