Friday, May 29, 2015

Hastert paid to hide Sexual Relationship with male student?

   The former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, was indicted by a Grand Jury yesterday.

   The question was why did he pay someone to keep quiet.  Today a Federal law enforcement made public that he was hiding a sexual relationship by paying a man who was at one time a student at a school where he once taught.


Car stuck down hill between trees

   UPDATE: Injuries were reported as minor by CHP in this crash.

Mama Grizzly wants a ride...

Mama Grizzly at Denali National Park in Alaska
Tired of walking, we suppose.

Traffic Collision at Phoenix Lake

   May 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic collision at Phoenix Lake Road and Resort Road in the Phoenix Lake area of Tuolumne County.

  It isn't yet known if there are injuries. Use extra caution if in that area.

Grover Anderson of Murphys

   Grover Anderson was born in Ceres on October 23, 1933, the fourth and last child of James G. and Hattie Anderson.

   Grover died peacefully at home

Three vehicle collision on Hwy 99

   May 29, 2015 at 11:10 AM:  A three vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 99 northbound at Hwy 120.

   No injuries have been indicated and the roadway is not blocked. CHP is en route to the scene.

Injured fox in Oakdale

   May 29, 2015 at 10:45 AM: An injured fox has been reported to CHP at Orange Blossom and Sonora Road in Oakdale.

   Two other foxes are hanging around the injured fox, per a witness. Animal control has been advised. Use extra caution if in that area.

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch for sale

The asking price for Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
is a "reasonable?" $100 million.

Winners of the National Spelling Bee 2015

   After the judge ran out of words to spell, the 2015 National Spelling Bee was called a tie. Some of the words were

   Gokol Venkatachalam, (14)  of Chesterfield,  Missouri and Vanya Chivashankar (13) of  Olathe, Kansas, were the last two standing. 

How to tell if you have a "Neighbor from Hell" Part 3

   If your neighbor calls to warn you your dog will be poisoned and then two days later he is poisoned..

Child on bicycle hit by vehicle

   May 29, 2015 at 8:55 AM:  A child on a bicycle in front of Bethany School on Escuela Drive in Tracy, was struck by a vehicle.

   A witness said the vehicle left the area and that the child is in the school office. An ambulance is en route. The whereabouts of the bicycle is unknown at this time.

Fatality after collision on Hwy 108

   According to a CHP report, on May 28, 2015 at approximately 12:10 PM a resident of Tucson, Arizona (no name given) was driving a 2012 ford F150 westbound on Hwy 108 near Wheeler Road in Miwuk Village.

Firearms arrest in Railroad Flat

   On May 28, 2015 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Stephen McKinney (39) of Railroad Flat at his residence on Independence Road for allegedly Shooting at an Inhabited Residence or vehicle, Assault with a Firearm on a Person, Causing Harm or Death to Edlerly Dependent and Willful Discharge of a Firearm, all Felonies, and for Battery on a Peace Officer during an emergency and Obstructing or Resisting Arrest, both misdemeanors.

  McKinney was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Ladder on Hwy 99

  May 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM:  A ladder has been reported in the lanes on southbound Hwy 99 near Hatch Road in Modesto.

   CHP is en route to the scene, but be cautious if in that area.

Car runs off roadway in Arnold

  UPDATE:  A tow truck has been dispatched for the car.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Frogtown 2015 Stampeded results

   The winners of the Frogtown 2015 Stampede were:

   For Calf Branding, Glenn Grey, Jessie Riedel, Garrett Kiernan

Kearney cheers ASPHALT, but votes against building!!

   At the May 26, 2015 Calaveras Supervisors meeting, only three Supervisors showed up, but regardless, led by D-5 Supervisor Kearney, who earlier fast-tracked an asphalt plant in his district, voted against

How to tell if you have a Neighbor from Hell...part 2

  If your neighbors wanted you to allow them to put a driveway through your land to theirs......

   You definitely have crazy Neighbors from Hell.

   If one of your neighbors claims to be PTSD postal alcoholic and still carries a gun...

   You have a totally scary Neighbor from Hell!!

The FBI gets you if you lie!

   We just learned that Dennis Hastert, retired Speaker of the House, was indicted on charges of lying to the FBI about some money he allegedly paid someone in his hometown in Illinois to keep quiet.

   The best way to get caught if you are breaking a law, is to lie to the FBI. They'll get you for that one.

All outdoor residential burning BANNED!!

  Due to drought conditions increasing the fire danger, CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area. You know, the ones who pay $  150 per residence extra to the state.

    Therefore as of June 1, 2015 all outdoor burning of landscape debris including branches and leaves, is banned. One less spark is one less wildfire.

Calaveras Chamber of Commerce finally responds...

   Let's see now, it's been 6 days since we tried to question the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Stacy Johnson, about their practices.

   Just a few moments ago, she called, May 28, 2015 at around 11:40 AM.

How do you tell if you have a Neighbor from Hell!! Part I

   From personal experience and from stories related from others, we have a list of what truly makes a "Neighbor from Hell" official.

   Number 1. If you have EVER had to report your neighbor for

Angels Camp City Council meets -Solar panel regulations

   The Angels Camp City Council meets on June 2, 2015 at 6 PM at the Angels Fire House.

   But first  they have yet another Closed Session about the lawsuit in Superior Court involving residents of Greenhorn Creek vs the City of Angels Camp.

   On the agenda is a Public Hearing for regulation of rooftop solar systems. The City of Angels Camp is going to steal money from its residents any way it can. Naturally it will be presented by their favorite son and racial insult monger, Steve Flaigg.

Who is Alonzo Quijano??

   According to Wikipedia, Alonzo Quijano was a man who portrayed himself and believed himself to be an errant knight, part of the Don Quixote story.

   In other words, a man with a BIG HEAD. Sounds like a problem if you are using that name on comments to websites.

Fire on Tuolumne River

   May 28, 2015 at 10:20 AM:  A fire has been reported under the Hwy 99  overpass on the Tuolumne River in Modesto.

   Fire units are responding to the report. Smoke is affecting Hwy 99 traffic. Use extra caution if in that area.

Burglary in Murphys

   On May 27, 2015 a resident in Murphys reported a burglary on Coyote Drive.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report of the incident.

California's Golden Gate is now 78

Dave Gordon recently shot this gorgeous photo at sunset.
The famous bridge is 78 years old this week.

House burglarized in Copperopolis

   On May 27, 2015 at home was reported burglarized on LittleJohn Road in Copperopolis.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report. No other details are available at this time.

Storage unit burglarized in Valley Springs

   On May 27, 2015 a burglary was reported at a storage unit on Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report of the incident.

SJSO Detective in crash on Hwy 4

  UPDATE: This collision has now been cleared, per CHP.

  May 28, 2015 at 8 AM:  A San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office

Republican club doesn't get politics in Calaveras

   At the May 26, 2015 Calaveras Supervisors meeting, the self-described leader of the Calaveras Republican club got up to speak, as usual, during Public Comments.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What SPI calls forest management-tree farms

Is this what the forest should look like? This is what Red Emmerson
thinks it should be. DEAD!!!

Calaveras Council of Governments meets

   On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 the Calaveras Council of Governments will meet in San Andreas.

   The meeting begins at 6 PM in the Calaveras Supervisors Chambers at government center. Their agenda is full, but is so vague, its hard to tell you what specific items will be discussed or voted on.

11 million try for Spelling Bee

   Around 11 million took part nationwide and 300 made it to the finals in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which began today in Maryland.

   Very few of the words were common, nor were they easily recognizable, but these kids are the best of the best. 

Driver tries to leave scene

   May 27, 2015 at 3 PM:  The driver of a Chevy Blazer reportedly hit the center divide at Hwy 99 and Liberty Road in the Galt area.

   The driver tried to leave the scene. CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene. Use caution if in that area.

Oliveira and Wright not present at Calaveras Supervisors

   On May 26, 2015 the Calaveras Supervisors met for their regular meeting, minus two Supervisors.

   Supervisor Wright was unable

Unattended debris fire

   CalFire responded to a report of a fire on Hwy 120 in Jamestown around 3 PM on May 26, 2015.

   A debris burn out of hours and not attended, had escaped and burned 1/2 acre before fire officials were able to extinguish it.

Soccer is the 'clean' game for kids?

   Amid the sting operation on the International Soccer League, several top officials have now been arrested in Switzerland for corruption, taking bribes, etc.

   Apparently a lot of this has to do with the way they choose their sites for World Cups and other large events. So much for thinking soccer is a totally clean sport.

Apple surpasses Google as the Worlds top brand

   Apple Computer is worth a staggering $247 billion, according to recent estimates, which pass Google as the worlds most valuable brand.

Three bills to regulate tobacco in California

   Three new bills have been introduced in Sacramento to try and stem the use of tobacco products among the youth.

   One would raise the legal age to buy tobacco to

Illegal activities along American River Parkway trails--FIRES!!

Such splendid views along the
American River Parkway
   Everyone in government in the City of Angels Camp seems to believe that taking private property along creeks and rivers to make trails for those

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Caltrans steals wagon? Or not?

   A man with a Caltrans vest on, attempted to steal this antique wagon from in front of a cafĂ© in Sonora earlier today.

   Arrested was Darrell Parsons, who police say is NOT a Caltrans employee.

Man dies on birthday, carrying rock while swimming

  It may be hard to believe, but authorities revealed that a 21 year old man, was swimming across one of the dredging ponds at the Oroville Wildlife area while carrying a large rock yesterday, May 25, 2015.

   He went down not long after he was seen swimming, and was not able to recover. It was his birthday.   Why he was trying to carry a rock across the pond is unclear.

Fire in Hughson

   May 26, 2015 at 12:35 PM:  A fire has been reported at Fox Grove Access and Geer Road in the Hughson area, near the river.

   Stanislaus County Fire is responding to the scene. No other details available.

Bus and pickup collide

   May 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM:  A bus and a pickup have reportedly collided on southbound Hwy 99 at Eight Mile Road in Stockton.

   No injuries have been reported. A tow truck is responding. The vehicles are parked on the right hand side, so use caution if you're going through the area.

Gerald Dennis Wells of Railroad Flat

      Gerald (Jerry) D. Wells, 58, of Railroad Flat, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at his home on the family ranch in Railroad Flat

Two Fires in Copperopolis

   On May 24, 2015 at approximately 1:50 PM CalFire responded to a reported fire off Hwy 4 near Telegraph Road.

Pickup and Motorcycle crash at Bass Lake

UPDATE:  The Starke County Sheriff's Office reports that William Wagner (55) of Bass Lake, passed away at the hospital after hitting a tree when ejected from the motorcycle.

   There were apparently no witnesses

Boulder blocking Hwy 108

   May 26, 2015 at 10 AM:  Caltrans has been called out to move a large boulder that is blocking Hwy 108 at Kennedy Meadows.

   Both westbound lanes are currently blocked by the boulder, so use extra caution if heading in that direction.

Disney's "Tomorrowland" takes box office

   With George Clooney as the star, Disney's "Tomorrowland" adventure flick took the four day top box office for Memorial Day weekend.

   The movie took in $41.5 million. "Pitch Perfect 2" came in 2nd with $38 million.

Shots fired reported in San Andreas and Wallace

   On May 25, 2015  between 8 PM and 9:30 PM several people in San Andreas reported to the Calaveras Sheriff hearing shots fired or some type of explosions, 2 on W. St. Charles Street, 1 on

Car runs off Hwy 99 in Lodi

   May 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM:  A car reportedly ran off Hwy 99 at Harney Lane in Lodi. Two CHP are at the scene.

   No injuries have been indicated, but a tow truck is responding for the vehicle.

Collision on Hwy 99 at Hwy 120

   May 26, 2015 at 6:55 AM:  Per a witness, a gold sedan apparently lost control, hit the center divide and then went back across the right hand lanes, striking a grey sedan on Hwy 99 near the Hwy 120 exit in Manteca.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. Use extra caution if headed that way. It's possible that one driver may be a police officer.


Traffic Collision on Hwy 26

   May 26, 2015 at 6:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 26 and Paloma Road in Valley Springs.

    CHP and an ambulance are responding. Use caution if in that area.

Glass Spill on Hwy 4

  UPDATE at 5:50 AM:  Per CHP lanes are reopening now.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Battle over Bears continues in Tahoe area

   Thursday, a Las Vegas resident, who has a vacation home in Tahoe, will be in court, trying to get a restraining order against a large organization called the Bear League,

Rollover crash in Jamestown

   May 25, 2015 at 3:35 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a vehicle that overturned on Hwy 49 at Moccasin Switchback Road in Jamestown.

  An ambulance is also responding to the scene. No other vehicles are involved. Use extra caution if in the area.


OP-ED...Why is gun fanaticism a pathological sickness?

   Many articles have been written about those who have no life, worship guns, fear everything, especially people of color, and have no reason to live other than for guns.

   The people in Calaveras County

Overturned Propane Truck in Linden--Hwy 26 closed--CHP officer injured

UPDATE:  A CHP officer suffered major injuries when his motorcycle crashed on the way to this collision this morning.

Motorcycle crash at Meadowmont Shopping Center

   May 25, 2015 at 1:35 PM:  A motorcycle crash has been reported on Hwy 4 at the Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.

   It isn't clear if there are any injuries at this time. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Deadly Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma...drought in California?

   The news is full of heavy winter snow in the east, deadly flooding rains even now in Texas and Oklahoma, but California is in what is considered a deadly drought.

   If the country can build pipelines for oil, why can't it build them for lifesaving water. Just pipe it from where there is too much, to where there is too little. DUH???

Traffic Control at Yosemite Junction

   May 25, 2015 at 11:50 AM:  CHP has three units headed to the Yosemite Junction at Hwy 108 and Hwy 120 near Jamestown.

   Apparently traffic is heavy and some control is necessary in the area.

Fire at Pine Mountain Lake

   May 25, 2015 at 11:40 AM:  A fire has been reported at Grizzly Circle and Pine Mountain Drive,  near Pine Mountain Lake.

   CalFire is responding to the area.

Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl "I Saw Her Standing There"

McCartney and the gang back in
the day.
   Another great concert was held last night in London, where Paul McCartney was joined on stage by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.

   Together they gave a memorable performance of the famous McCartney-Lennon tune " I Saw Her Standing There". You can find it on youtube.

Van on Fire in Altaville

   UPDATE:  Altaville Fire did an excellent job of putting out the fire. The fire was contained to the vehicle, fortunately. Hwy 49 is now clear.

Rolling Stones concert in San Diego

  Last night, May 24, 2015 the Rolling Stones held a concert as part of their Zip Code Tour; this one in San Diego.

   They were, of course, sold out and fans said they performed their greatest hits. Their next concert in in Ohio.

Paul Simon has Napolean Complex??

   It seems that even 45 years after their breakup, there are still hard feelings between Paul Simon and his partner Art Garfunkel, once the phenomenally popular Simon and Garfunkel.

     We have been told that Garfunkel believes that Simon has a Napolean complex about being so short and that it fermented towards Art Garfunkel, who it tall. Well, he is very short! Who knows??

Arrest on Dogtown Road

   On May 24, 2015 at around 9 AM  the Angels Camp Police Department arrested Hollie Rene Hamilton, (36) of Angels Camp on Dogtown Road for alleged Vandalism over $400 and Threatening a crime with the Intent to Terrorize, both felonies.

   Hamilton was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Jasper just loves Bow Z

Bow Z was gone for 10 days
and Jasper missed him so much!!

Herons and Egrets abused by humans?

Egrets and Herons build nests high in
the pine trees near each other. Their
nesting areas are disappearing and
their young are often unwelcome
by some cruel humans.
   A neighborhood in Natomas, near Sacramento, are very concerned that humans are the cause of many fledgling egrets and herons falling and dying.

   The concern is that some human is causing the dozens of deaths in some way because they don't like the droppings the beautiful birds leave on their cars.

Memorial Day tribute

Flags were flying at this Memorial site in Oregon and
many of the other locations around the country today!

Sawyer Fredricks does Neil Young song right

  If you love music, you can't help but believe that 16 year old Sawyer Fredricks will be a great success.

   Got to and watch him sing one of Young's greatest hits. Amazing young man.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Olsen twins NOT joining Full House reunion

   Apparently John Stamos is very unhappy that the Olsen twins chose not to join in on the Full House reunion planned later this year.

   The twins made a statement that their businesses are requiring their full attention and do not have time. Does that mean they just want more money???

Car fire starts brush fire in Hughson

   May 24, 2015 at 7:40 PM:  A car fire at Geer and Hatch roads in Hughson started a brush fire. All passengers escaped the vehicle ok.

   Emergency fire vehicles are responding, in addition to CHP. This is near the Tuolumne River.

Collision in Escalon

   May 24, 2015 at 7:20 PM:  A traffic collision was reportedly caused by one vehicle crossing over the double yellow lines at River Road and McHenry Road in Escalon.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area. Two tow trucks have also been dispatched.

Nobel prize winner dies in car crash

  UPDATE:  We learned that Mr. Nash was not driving. He and his wife were in the back of a taxi that crashed.
   If you've seen the movie "A Beautiful Mind" then you know mathematician John Nash. He won the Nobel Prize and inspired the movie.

    He and his wife were both killed earlier today in an automobile accident in New Jersey. He was 86.

Jeep rollover in Oakdale

  May 24, 2015 at 5 PM:  A silver Jeep has reportedly rolled over at Rodden Road and Oaks Drive in Oakdale.

   CHP, fire and an ambulance are responding to the scene. Only one vehicle was involved.

Business burglarized in Valley Springs

   On May 23, 2015 a burglary was reported by a business on California Street in Valley Springs.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took a report. No other information has been released.

Car in flames on Hwy 99

   May 24, 2015 at 5 PM:  A car reportedly crossed all lanes on traffic and crashed into the bushes on Hwy 99 southbound at Main Street in Manteca.

     Fire just responded to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.  The number 3 lane is blocked. It isn't yet known about injuries. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Baby turtles ....

Two baby turtles are snuggling on the beach in Florida, not long
after they hatched.

Car Overturned in Linden

   May 24, 2015 at 4:50 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Escalon Bellota Road in Linden.
   Apparently an Accura and a Range Rover collided. One car is overturned. CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene. Use caution if headed that way.

Traffic collision in Manteca

   May 24, 2015 at 3:25 PM:  A two vehicle accident has been reported on Lathrop Road in Manteca, where one vehicle ended up in someone's yard and another hit a pole.

   Injuries were minor. PG&E was notified of possible damage.

Humback Whale endangered?

The Humpback Whale is coming back and may be removed from
the endangered species list.

Traffic Collision in Linden

   May 24, 2015 at 12 Noon:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic collision at Hwy 26 and Shelley Road in Linden where a Nissan Altima and a Dodge pickup collided.

   The westbound lane is blocked while the vehicle is hooked up and towed. No injuries have  been reported, but a lot of yelling is going on apparently.

Two DUI Arrests in Valley Springs

    On May 23, 2015 at approximately 6 PM California Highway Patrol arrested Darren Andrew Andrada (28) of San Ramon for alleged DUI alcohol or drugs,, DUI, alcohol over .08% and for Obstructing or Resisting a Peace Officer,

Jeb Bush says...

   Today's quote from Jeb Bush:  "Republicans spent way too much money during my brothers Presidency."

   DUH!!! What's a few trillion among friends?

Indy 500 today

   ABC and ESPN will both cover the Indianapolis 500 today at 12:15 ET, or 9:15 AM PDT.

   Multiple fiery crashes took place this week in the time trials, creating a lot of talk of the safety of the cars, but the stands will be full of fans.

Giants in 2nd Place National Leage West

   The SF Giants are in Denver today to play the Colorado Rockies at 1 PM on CBS. Yesterday the Rockies won 5-3.

   Giants are in 2nd place in the NL West with 25 wins and 19 losses.

Car vs. tree in Twain Harte

  May 24, 2015 at 6:05 AM:  CHP is responding to a report of a car running off Pine Drive at Sierra Drive and hitting a tree in Twain Harte.

   No injuries were reported. Use caution as they recover the vehicle.

Hit and Run in Clements

   May 24, 2015 at 6 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a hit and run traffic collision at Hwy 12 and Johnson Road in the Clements area.

    An ambulance is responding due to injuries. Use extra caution until a tow truck can clear the roadway.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend

and every day.
Monday, May 25, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Attention Drinkers and users--Stay Home

   The Angels Camp Police Department is doing a crackdown on DUI over the Memorial Day Weekend, May 22 through May 25, 2015.

   There will be checkpoints so either stay home or designate a sober driver to avoid arrest or worse yet, a tragedy.  Call 911 if you suspect someone is driving with under the influence.

John McCain says.....

   As you may know, the Senate did not come to an agreement to even extend the Patriot Act beyond June 1, 2015.

   John McCain says that this is due to Edward Snowden

Solo vehicle over embankment in Acampo

   May 23, 2015 at 3:10 PM:  A solo red vehicle went off Hwy 99 at Collier Road in Acampo and overturned down the embankment.

   An ambulance and CHP are responding to the scene.  Use extra caution if in that area.

Collision at Big Trees State Park

   May 23, 2015 at 3:05 PM:  CHP is en route to a traffic collision at Hwy 4 at Big Trees State Park. An ambulance is also responding to the scene.

   Use extra caution in that area. The traffic is heavy on Hwy 4 in Ebbetts Pass today.

Collision in Vallecito

   May 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 4 and Angels Road in Vallecito involving a white Chrysler and a blue Ford Ranger.

   A tow truck has been dispatched. No injuries have been indicated, but be careful if in that area until cleared.  

Firefighters in Lockeford seeking donations

  May 23, 2015 at 2 PM:  Someone called CHP to report a traffic hazard in Lockeford. It turned out they were stopping cars to get donatons to fill the boot.

   Apparently not everyone was pleased with the process.

Ireland approves Same-Sex Marriage!!

   On May 22, 2015 all of Ireland went to the polls to decide whether to allow same-sex marriage in the county.

   This morning it was proudly announced that Ireland is the first country in the world to officially approve the law. 

Disneyland is 60 years old

Happy Birthday!!

Traffic Collision in Murphys

 UPDATE: CHP has arrived at the scene and a tow truck has been dispatched.

Dog found hanging from tree

What kind of person could hurt
a sweet dog like Sunny?
   Whenever we see something like the story about the dog found hanging from a tree in Tucson, Arizona, we are reminded of how many evil, crazy people there are in this world today.

   Our dog was

Pickup hits bridge at I-5 and Hwy 120 connector-2nd collision

     UPDATE:  This collision was cleared when  another traffic collision occurred involving a black Dodge and a white Toyota just east of this one. No injuries are reported.

Burglary in San Andreas

   On May 22, 2015 a resident on Market Street in San Andreas reported a burglary had occurred.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

Grand Theft in Dorrington

   On May 22, 2015 the theft of a custom made ski lift was reported on Pawnee Drive in Dorrington.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report of the Grand Theft.

Valley Springs burglary

   On May 22, 2015 at burglary was reported at a residence on Gann and Hogan Dam road in Valley Springs.
    The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

Car hits Communication box in Farmington

   UPDATE:  An AT&T phone box was hit and a telephone pole. They were notified of the damage.

Traffic Collision in Lodi

   May 23, 2015 at 8:50 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Live Oak Drive in Lodi, near Hwy 99.

   Two CHP unites and an ambulance are en route to the scene. Use caution if in that area.

California elephants need our help!

Hard to believe, these gentle, intelligent
giants are not only tortured and killed
for their ivory in Africa, but regularly
abused in California for performances.
   Believe it or not, even here in California elephants are continuously mistreated; shocked, jabbed with bullhooks, and generally abused in order to get them to perform.

   If you can take it, go to the Animal Legal Defense Fund website and view the video yourself. Then encourage your elected state officials to pass a law against this abuse.


Traffic Collision in Hilmar

   UPDATE at 8:55 AM:  This collision has been changed to a major injury collision. CHP is investigating.

Friday, May 22, 2015

CCWD holding regular meeting May 27, 2015

   CCWD (Calaveras County Water District) will be holding their regular meeting on May 27, 2015 at their Toma Court offices in San Andreas at 9 AM.

   On the agenda is high school scholarship awards and joining other water organizations, paying dues, etc.

Traffic collision in Valley Springs

  May 22, 2015 at 3:15 PM:  A traffic collision involving a vehicle pulling a trailer has been reported at Hwy 12 and Lime Creek Road in Valley Springs.

   No injuries were indicated. A tow truck is responding to the scene.

What kind of man makes terrorist threats??

   The mother of an Orangevale man who Roseville Police allege made terrorist threats was asked why he would do that. They searched his engine shop before he was arrested.

   His mother says "He's nuts! He needs his medication." was what she said. Called him "a little tweaked."  Neighbors say "he's got a mouth."  His mother says "there is no freedom of speech now, since 9/11."   Do you know anyone like that around here? We do!!

Traffic Collision in Sutter Creek

   May 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at New Chicago Road and Turner Road in Sutter Creek.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene.

OP-ED: Calaveras Chamber of Commerce --Shop Local???? What is wrong????

  Now this is shocking!!   If you own a small business in Calaveras County, you are aware of the climate and economic conditions owners constantly face.

   If you have EVER been a member of what is called the Calaveras Chamber of Commerce,

One of the 19 Duggars was a Child Molester??

   UPDATE: Governor Huckabee has defended the Duggars, saying they are open and transparent. huh?  After 10 years!!

Collision in Copperopolis

   UPDATE:  This collision has been cleared by CHP.

 May 22, 2015 at 8:15 AM:  A car was reported in danger of going off the side of a hill after a collision on Copper Cove Drive and Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis.

   Fire and CHP are on scene to assist. No injuries have been indicated.

Running red light causes crash

  May 22, 2015 at 8 AM:  A maroon Toyota truck reportedly ran a red light and hit a blue Chevy Equinox at Hwy 108 and Mono Way in Sonora.

   No injuries have been indicated, but use caution if in the area.

Collision on Eight Mile Road

   May 22, 2015 at 6 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic collision on Eight Mile Road at Hwy 99 northbound where a Range Rover ran off the roadway into a ditch in the Lodi area.

   An ambulance and tow truck are also responding.  Use extra caution if headed for that area.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Calaveras County Water District Special Meeting

Do you know these people. You
should! They are telling you you can't
water, but that people with pools can
refill (an unbelievable amount of water
used) Special Favors???
We hear a lot of talk about how
unfair what they've done is.
   CCWD (Calaveras County Water District) is holding a Special Meeting tomorrow, May 22, 2015 at 2 PM at their office on Toma Court in San Andreas.

    The agenda says (ooh) Closed Session for a threat of a law suit.  Could it be due to their overwhelming drought rules?  They are keeping it secret.

Traffic Hazard in Copperopolis

  May 21, 2015 at 1:55 PM:  PG&E has been called about some type of traffic hazard on Copper Cove Drive at Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis.

   Use extra caution if headed in that direction.

This gorgeous 1st Place quilt will be raffled for HorseSpeak

Go to the HorseSpeak on Facebook to purchase tickets!
Made and donated by Sheryl Stoore Rodda
of Valley Springs

Overturned Vehicle in Jamestown

      May 21, 2015 at 1:45 PM:  An overturned vehicle has been reported at Hwy 108 and Main Street in Jamestown.

   CHP is at the scene. A tow truck has been dispatched. No injuries were reported. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Sawyer Fredericks--The newest star

Will he move to Los Angeles. He says he wants to
go back to the farm now. He's only 17 years old.

Another Drug Rehab in Arnold District 3?

   There's a lot of worried talk around Arnold lately about another drug rehab unit being opened up off Manuel Road in Arnold, just down from B of A. It is big business to house people in drug rehab.

   Residents in the Mill Woods subdivision are concerned about such a facility being added in District 3.  There is currently one on Hwy 4 near the Red Apple subdivision in District 3. Some say there is a lot of money to be made in this thriving industry.

Traffic Collision on Hwy 26

   May 21, 2015 at 12:50 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic collision that occurred at Hwy 26 and Jack Tone Road between Linden and Stockton.

   Minor injuries have been reported. Use extra caution in that area until clear.

Rand Paul protest: "Patriot Act is NOT patriotic"

   On May 20, 2015 Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky spend nearly 11 hours speaking as a protest of the possible continuing of the Patriot Act.

   The agrees with Senator Paul that the Patriot Act is anything but patriotic, as were most things, like sending thousands of our boys to die and be maimed for a false war, during the term of President George Bush.

Santa Barbara Citizens angry...

Unless this bird is rescued, it will likely
die of ingesting the oil it is trying
to clean from its feathers.
  UPDATE May 21, 2015:  Turns out over 100,000 gallons spilled into the coastal waters off Santa Barbara.

  Governor Brown has declared a State of Emergency.

Toyota on its side in Denair

   UPDATE at 10:15 AM:  A tow truck has been dispatched.

Our own beautiful Yosemite

Photo taken this for now because of
recent rains, beautiful anytime.

CHP hires lots of dirty racists....

   UPDATE:  No more comments, please!!
 ....the majority of which are white males,

Cosmic NASA

   Every day NASA puts out a photo of the day for the public to look at. This one was taken of the constellation Ophiucus, which is 400 million light years away.

   A cosmic catastrophe in its final throes, is how they identify this photo. Wow!!

Heart Attack may have caused collision

  May 21, 2015 at 8 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Claribel and Litt Road in the Riverbank area.

   An ambulance is en route due to one persons reporting a possible heart attack causing the collision. Use extra caution if in the area.

Overturned car on Hwy 99

   May 21, 2015 at 6:35 AM:  CHP is en route to the scene of an overturned car at Hwy 99 southbound at Monte Vista Avenue in Turlock.

   It isn't yet know if there are injuries, but one witness says the driver is trapped inside the vehicle.  Use extra caution if headed in that direction.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Why do people defraud Social Security Disability?

   After over 100 police and firefighters got caught defrauding the Social Security Disability ater 9/11, people began to ask why.

UPDATE: Magic was ADOPTED!! Hooray! Do you believe in "Magic"?

Magic is a neutered male with big golden eyes. He is ready for
you to adopt at the Calaveras Animal Services in San Andreas.
Call 754-6509 or email for more

Hello....Louisiana black bear

Once on the endangered list, the black bear is back
in Louisiana

Collision on Hwy 99 at Hwy 4

  May 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 99 south at Hwy 4 east in Stockton.

   CHP arrived at the scene quickly and cleared the collision. No injuries have been indicated.

USDA says "slash and burn" best way to handle forest during drought?

   The US Department of Agriculture; you know, the ones who pay assassins to go out and kill innocent animals, now say the best way to provide more water is to burn the forest.

   This is because the billionaire corporate farmers in the valley need more water cheap or free in order to ship their products overseas. The USDA is helping by recommending slashing and burning in our forests.

Three vehicle collision in Pioneer

  UPDATE at 3:30 PM:  Some type of fire vehicle is involved and overturned.  CHP indicates this is a major injury collision.

New Melones Lake Marina opening

   On May 22, 2015 at 5 PM the new New Melones Lake Marina will officially open, with Supervisor Debbie Ponte cutting the ribbon.

   Complimentary lake tours will be given on patio boats and all marina services will be showcased. Refreshments will be offered.