Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Keep your cats indoors over Halloween

Ray Villafone
Pumpkin #5
   We just heard that a black cat was found hanging by a rope from a tree in Mountain Ranch.

   There are just too many crazy people around Calaveras County, as we all know. Keep your cats indoors during the Halloween weekend if you care about them.

   Hopefully the Sheriff will investigate and prosecute the low-life that hurt the kitty.

Arthur "Craig" Steinman of Arnold

   Craig Steinman, 78, of Arnold, died Wednesday October 22, 2014 of inoperable brain cancer.

    Fortunately the time between diagnosis and death was very short,

Alicia Duncan of Valley Springs

     Alicia Marie Duncan of Valley Springs, was born on July 2, 1990. God called her home on October 25, 2014 at the young age of 24.

Traffic Accident in San Andreas

   UPDATE at 4:40 PM:  This was changed by CHP to a major injury accident. The helicopter is headed for Memorial Hospital in Modesto.

"....Republicans are FOOLS!"

   If you watch Morning Joe, you know that Joe Scarborough, right-wing Republican, doesn't mince words.

   This morning, he said "Any Republican right now saying they're going to take the Senate is a fool!  If Democrats execute on the ground, they will hold the Senate!"

Traffic Accident in Mokelumne Hill

  October 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM:  CHP is at the scene of an accident at Hwy 26 and Campo Seco Turnpike in Mokelumne Hill.

    A green Ford pickup and a red Ford Focus collided. No injuries were reported.

Black Pickup swerves, causing accident

   October 29, 2014 at 2:20 PM:  Two witnesses called CHP to report seeing a black pickup with a Marine Corp sticker swerve in front of another small blue car, causing a collision.

  Emergency vehicles are en route to Hwy 120 and Hwy 99 in Manteca where this is reported to have occurred.

California leads nation in Bicycle deaths

   Every day we see at least one incident in our local area of a bicycle rider hit by a car while riding on a highway or local street.

    No car intends to hit a cyclist, but narrow roads make passing

Don Heer of Angels Camp

   Donald James Heer, age 79, resident of Angels Camp, died at his home on Monday, October 27, 2014.

   He was born November 30, 1934 in Mitchell, South Dakota

Big Rig rolls off Hwy 4

   UPDATE at 2:30 PM: CHP has updated this to a major injury accident.

High School Students help with polling locations

  What a great civics lesson and a positive way to encourage students to be part of the electoral process!

   San Joaquin County has hired 600 high school students age 16-18 and trained them, to work for the county Elections Department this coming week. Why doesn't Calaveras County do something like that. It's a win! Win!

Thank you Mr. McClintock, for this devastation

This is a shocking betrayal of our
elected Representative in Congress!

Nurse says she'll defy government Ebola restrictions

   First, the nurse who just returned from West Africa threatened to sue if they didn't allow her to return to her home to Maine.

   Now, she is threatening to sue if Maine tries to keep her restricted to her home by tomorrow morning. Her 21 day quarantine is not up until November 10, but she is adamant that she should NOT be restricted in any way as long as she has no symptoms.

Fatal Accident in Sonora

  According to CHP on October 28, 2014 around 7 PM Loren Mears (49) of Sonora was driving a 2001 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on Campo Seco Road,

Sheep out on Hwy 152

Where you find one sheep, you
will usually find a flock
   October 29, 2014 at 6:50 AM:  20-30 sheep have been reported out on Hwy 152 at San Juan Road in Dos Palos.

   CHP has notified the Brand Inspector to try and find out who they belong to. Use extra caution if headed to that area.

Halloween and Rain coming on Friday

Ray Villafone pumpkin # 3

World Series Game 7 tonite

   The Giants were wiped out last night 10-0 by the Kansas City Royals. Game 7 decides it all for the team and the fans.

   Can the Giants pull out the win and be World Series 2014 Champs?

Calaveras Fair Board elects new President

   The Calaveras County Fair Board of Directors held it's annual election recently, and the new President for 2015 is Bob Trinchero.

Letter to the Editor: Endorsing Merita Callaway

   Dear Editor:

   We endorse Merita Callaway for Supervisor for District 3, not only because of her extensive knowledge and experience, but because of her honesty,