Thursday, September 25, 2014

Traffic Accident on Hwy 49 in Sonora

   September 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM:  A traffic accident was reported at Hwy 49 and Shaws Flat Road in Sonora.

    A dark gray Honda and a white pickup were involved. An ambulance is responding.  A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene.

Traffic Hazard on Hwy 49

   UPDATE at 3:45 PM:  The roadway is now clear. Waiting for tow.

Barking Dogs/Can't wait for Cops

   A resident on Arrowhead Street in Copperopolis reported on September 24, 2014 is having an ongoing issue with barking dogs.

   Resident stated, can't wait for cop to come, that he's going over there himself.

Burglary at Paws and Claws

   September 25, 2014:  A burglary was reported at Paws and Claws on Hwy 26 in Valley Springs on September 24, 2014.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took a report.

Breaking News: 2nd Rabo Bank Employee Embezzlement arrest

  On September 24, 2014 a 2nd arrest was made for Employee Embezzlement.  Cheri Lynn Azevedo (44) of Murphys was arrested at her residence on Cedar Vista for alleged Employee Embezzlement over $400 and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, both felonies.

   Azevedo was booked into the Calaveras County Jail and released after posting bond.  This is the 2nd employee from Rabo Bank in Arnold.

Overturned Big Rig on Hwy 88

 UPDATE on September 26, 2014:  This accident has been changed to a Major Injury Accident.

Marijuana vote likely in 2016

   Since the organization that helped Colorado get the legalized marijuana initiative passed is now working here in California, it looks like it will probably be on the 2016 ballot.

   California is usually the leader in progressive movements, but marijuana, while legal for medical use, is still not legal to buy for recreational use.

   Of course, hard liquor, beer and tobacco (all are types of drugs) are legal, so it's probably past time
that pot was legal too. Any of them alter the mind, it matters not which you use.

Calaveras COG meets in October 2014

   The Calaveras Council of Governments (COG) meets October 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in San Andreas.

  On the agenda is approving the 2014-15 Operations Budget and the usual vague references to City, County and Caltrans verbal reports.

Native tribes sign buffalo treaty

  Leaders of 11 native tribes from Canada and the U.S. spent a day together in a ceremony and signing of a treaty for the buffalo.

   The purpose of the treaty is to allow the buffalo to roam freely between Canada and the U.S. in order to promote the growth of the once plentiful herds in the Rocky Mountain areas.

Traffic Accident on Hwy 4 in Angels Camp

  UPDATE:    Roadway is now clear.                      

           September 25, 2014 at 9:10 AM:  A work truck with a boom has run off the road and hit a fence on Hwy 4 at Stallion Way in Angels Camp.

    The truck is blocking the eastbound lane. It isn't yet known if there are any injuries.

Fire near Lake Tahoe

   September 25, 2014:  Named the Cascade Fire in the Desolation Wilderness, about 8 miles from South Lake Tahoe, the new fire was reported at 7:30 AM today. 

   It is around 35 acres at this time, located in El Dorado County. They are hoping the incoming rain will help extinguish this fire.

Vehicle Spinout on Hwy 99 at Liberty Rd

   September 25, 2014 at 8:10 AM:  As is all too common when it starts to rain after a long dry spell, there have been some vehicle accidents as a result.

   On Hwy 99 at Liberty Rd. near Lodi a vehicle spun out and ended up in the ditch. It isn't yet known if there are injuries.  Slow down and get where you are going in one piece!

Slow Down! Roads may be wet!

   CHP is warning drivers this morning that the roadways will be wet in most areas as a rainstorm passes through Northern California and lingers in the Sierras. Slow Down!

   No one is going to complain, as we need the rain badly. It will help with the King Fire too!

Clear-cuts by SPI

This photo is from the Forest Watch website. The new clear-cuts look
just like these. Enough to make a grown man cry.

Photo of Blue Fire when first reported

You can see the clear-cuts around this fire on September 19, 2014 too!
Thank you for the photo!