Friday, September 12, 2014

Union Public Utility meeting

   On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7 PM the UPUD (Union Public Utility District) of Murphys will meet at their office on Main Street.

   On the agenda is the budget and salary schedule discussions with possible action on both.

Vehicle Fire spreads to grass

   September 12, 2014 at 5:15PM:  A black pickup, on fire on Hwy 99 at Jack Tone Road, spread to the surrounding grass, has caused lane three of Hwy 99 to be closed.

   Cal Fire is at the scene. Several people, including children were seen running from the truck.

Peter Rooney of Murphys

   Peter Kerrigan Rooney died peacefully on September 11, 2014 at Mark Twain Hospital at the age of 75.

   Peter was born in Sacramento on January 12, 1939 to Clem

Reno Residents Plead Guilty//Caught in Angels Camp

      William Theodore Lewis, 50, and Lori Marie Dahl, 50, a married couple

McClintock 10 points behind Moore?

Carpetbaggers can't
even vote for
   Tom McClintock, who lives in Ami Bera's District, says it best. The fact is, he is now running against a moderate Republican; a Republican who appeals to Independents and Democrats,

Why did the Chicken cross the road?????

   If you ask certain public or elected officials the long pondered question "Why did the Chicken cross the road???" you can get unusual answers.  We asked three.

   Sarah Palin said:  "That chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a Marverick!! " (HE?)

   Al Sharpton said:  "Why are all these chickens WHITE??"

   and finally, Dick Cheney said:  " Where's my GUN???"




Car rollover at Hwy 49 and Hwy 26

   September 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic accident at Hwy 49 and Hwy 12 in Mokelumne Hill.

   A grey Ford Focus and a white SUV collided. The SUV overturned and is blocking the roadway. A tow truck has been dispatched. No injuries have been reported.

Ford Focus Steering wheel falls off

   September 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM:  After the steering wheel fell off of a red Ford Focus on Phoenix Lake Road near the golf course in Sonora, the car crashed into the side of a hill.

   The doors are jammed shut and parties are trapped inside. A tow truck was called and driver will need to be extricated from the car. No injuries have been reported.

CCWD meets in September 2014

       On September 17, 2014 after two Closed Session Litigations and a Conference with Real Property Negotiators, the CCWD (Calaveras County Water District) Board of Directors meets at 11 AM in their Board Room in San Andreas.

   On the regular agenda is discussion of the Mokelumne River Wild and Scenic.

Frog Jump Winners will appear on Steve Harvey Show

Riley Kitchell
   The new Steve Harvey Show is expected to be a great success. He is extremely popular on Family Feud and other programs.

   The Kitchells, both mother and son, will be flying to Chicago to film part of an episode soon. Be watching for it to air this fall.

Dog hit on Hwy 99

   September 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM:  After a report of two dogs running in and out of lanes on Hwy 99 near Hatch Rd in Modesto, one has been hit by a car.

   CHP has been attempting to locate and catch the dogs. Animal control has been called.

Burglary report in Mokelumne Hill

  On September 11, 2014 a resident on Hawver Road in Mokelumne Hill reported a burglary to the Calaveras Sheriff.

   A window had been broken to gain entrance. A report was taken by the Sheriff.

There are "Neighbors From Hell" all over Calaveras

   On September 11, 2014 a resident on Sunrise Road in Copperopolis reported to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office that his neighbor threatened him and spit on him.

   A report was taken. Let's see if the Sheriff protects these people.  We have been told that many in Calaveras do NOT feel safe from the Sheriff, much less their "Neighbors from Hell"!!!

Burglary report in Murphys

   On September 11, 2014 a burglary was reported by a resident on El Camino Casale in Murphys.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took no report.

Traffic Collision in West Point

  September 12, 2014 at 9:10 AM:  CHP is en route to the scene of an accident on Woodhouse Mine Road in West Point.

   This is involving a truck with a backhoe that has gone down a cliff. It is not yet known if there are injuries.

Traffic Hazard on Hwy 49

   September 12, 2014 at 9 AM:  A traffic hazard  has been reported on Hwy 49 just 2 miles south of Mokelumne Hill.

   It isn't clear what the hazard is so be careful is you are driving that direction.

Name the 2015 Calaveras County Fair Theme contest

   The Calaveras County Fairgrounds is again running the "name the theme" contest for the 2015 County Fair.  The winner gets tickets to the Fair.

    This year is the 150th anniversary of the Mark Twain classic "Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain.  Submit your clever entries to or mail them to P.O. Box 489 Angels Camp, 95222.

CHP Assisting with Sheep Crossing

   September 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM:  A CHP unit is assisting with a sheep crossing at Hwy 165 and Wolfson Road in the Los Banos area.

   This is near Salt Slough.  I guess they might need help on WOLFson. 

Traffic Accident on Hwy 99 at Jack Tone Road

    UPDATE:  As of 8:20 AM they are now working a collision between a Dodge Durango and a Dodge pickup a Hwy 99 and Hatch Road.

School bus vs mailboxes

   September 12, 2014 at 7:55 AM:  CHP is at the scene where a school bus reportedly hit mailboxes at Rawhide Road and Shell Road in Jamestown.

   No injuries were reported.

Early morning fatality on Hwy 99

   UPDATE at 6 AM:  Lane # 2 is shut down for now due to emergency vehicles needing access to accident.

Dancing Bear visits golfers

   This black bear family visited a British Columbia Golf Course yesterday, entertaining the golfers.

   The one with the flag danced around with it for awhile. You can see it all on Youtube. Looks like the mother bear and another cub are in the background.