Friday, September 5, 2014

Two reports of Fire in Oakhurst

   UPDATE on September 6, 2014:  These two fires did not make the Cal Fire list, so they must have been put out quickly.

Bridge Fire near Mariposa

     The Bridge Fire at Hwy 49, about 10 miles from Mariposa is now 100 acres and is 0% contained.

   Evacuation orders are in place for the Ponderosa Basin Area.

Alibaba goes public, big time

  The Chines company Alibaba will become a publicly traded company on September 19, 2014. This will be the largest IPO in American history, with an expected take of $23.8 Billion .

   We aren't yet sure what the call letters will be, but the expected price per share is at least $60.

Dogs on Hwy 12 and Hwy 49

   September 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM:  A caller reported that two dogs that look like Retrievers are running in the roadway at Hwy 12 and Hwy 49 in San Andreas.

   A CHP unit has been dispatched to the scene.

Fire Reported in Oakhurst

   A fire has been reported at Hwy 41 and Yosemite Springs Drive near Oakhurst.  The person reporting it said it was quite large already.

   Cal Fire is responding.  We will have more details when they become available.

Calaveras Board of "Holier than thous" meets

  On September 9, 2014 the Calaveras Board of Pontiff Ponte, Pastor Edsel and Altar Boy Spellman meet in Closed Session prior to prayers for us sinners to appoint another Public Works Director.

   The regular prayer session begins at 9 AM . More details of the agenda later.

Hwy 4 work September 8 thru 12, 2014--Take alternate routes??

   According to Caltrans, work on Hwy 4 between Douglas Flat and Meko Drive in Arnold will continue next week September 8 thru 12, 2014 from 6 AM to 4 PM. They suggest alternate routes--what alternate routes???

   They say to expect one-way traffic control throughout this section. Today was a difficult day for those heading for work, as they had two separate one-way controls that became all one as the traffic ran into each other. 

Murphys Sanitary District meets

     On Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6 PM the Murphys Sanitary District meets at 90 Big Trees Rd. Ste B in Murphys.

   On the agenda are several closed session property negotiations.  On the regular agenda is selling the 23 acres of spray field land. We will ask what this is all about and let you know.

What is You-tube worth?

  You may already know that Google, Inc. (GOOG) owns You-Tube.   Apparently it is worth a lot of money.

    A study by one analyst said that it could be worth up to $40 billion all by itself, which is more that Twitter.

Fire on Hwy 49 near Mariposa

   Cal Fire is battling a fire that was reported at 12:30 PM on Hwy 49 at Chowchilla Mountain Road. CHP is turning traffic back as several units and air are trying to control this brush fire near Mariposa.

   We aren't sure of the size yet, but will keep you informed as we get information.

Daniel Kryst of Murphys

   Daniel Kryst passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in his home surrounded by loving family after a difficult battle with cancer.

Traffic Accident on Old Strawberry Road

   UPDATE:  The injured person has been transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center.

Fire in Rancho Calaveras

   UPDATE:  No real fire. Engines were cancelled.

Jackson City Council meets in Amador County

   On Monday, September 8, 2014, the Jackson City Council in Amador County meets  at 7 PM at Jackson City Hall on Broadway in Jackson.

  On the agenda is a Sewer Rate Increase and rezoning the Jackson United Methodist Church.

Three Arrested for Burglary in Copperopolis

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office, Joshua A. Hall (24) of Stockton was arrested on Pyle Road in Copperopolis on August 22, 2014 for alleged Attempted Grand Theft and 1st Degree

Loaded Gun Found--Two High School students arrested!

   According to a press release the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Calaveras High School on September 5, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Traffic Accident on Parrotts Ferry Rd

   September 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM:   A traffic accident has been reported at Parrotts Ferry Rd and Valparaiso in Columbia.

     A white Toyota Sierra and a blue Ford Escape were involved. It is not blocking the road and no injuries were reported.

Is it illegal to live in another District??

It's all my
wife's fault!!
   Everyone knows that the US congressman for Calaveras County and the surrounding areas, does NOT live anywhere in the District he says he represents.

   The question is; is it illegal, or just immoral to live in another district? It has been said that McClintock's wife refuses to move out of Ami Bera's District because he is such a good, nice and honorable man.

Jackson Fire at Don Pedro

   UPDATE:  2 injuries have been reported in battling this fire.  The cause is still under investigation.

    The Jackson Fire at Don Pedro is now 70 acres but it 50% contained. Good news!

Stay Away from Hwy 4

   September 5, 2014 at 8 AM:  If you usually travel down Hwy 4 to work, you are most likely LATE to work this morning.

  Caltrans has it so screwed up, it's one long line of stop and go from Red Apple to below Douglas Flat. Get ready to STOP!! Stay away if you can.

Traffic Accident in Valley Springs

  September 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM:  A traffic accident has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26. No injuries have been reported.

   One vehicle is blocking the intersection. They are trying to move it now. CHP arrived. A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene. Use extra caution if you are headed that way.

Head-on Collision in Patterson

   UPDATE at 6 AM:  Two CHP are now at the scene. An ambulance and  tow truck have been dispatched.