Monday, February 16, 2015

General Plan meeting in Arnold--Don't forget!!

  On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 the Planning Director and new District 3 Supervisor will be present for a meeting of the Arnold community to review the most recent edition of the Calaveras County General Plan Update, which has been ongoing for nearly 12 years.

   It continues to cost the County taxpayers money as it goes forward. (so far $1.5 million) The time of the meeting is 5 PM to 8 AM at the Ebbetts Pass Fire Station on Blagen Road.

Car hits pole on Hwy 49

   February 16, 2015 at 1:35 PM:  A car hit and bent a pole on Hwy 49 at Junction Drive, near the Grocery Outlet in Oakhurst.

   Fortunately not injuries were reported. Use caution if headed for that area.


Three vehicle Collision in Lockeford

   February 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM:  A three vehicle traffic collision was reported at Hwy 12 and North Bush Street in Lockeford between a white Toyota Camry,a grey Toyota Highlander and a black Mazda.

  An ambulance is en route to the scene, along with other emergency personnel. Use extra caution if headed in that direction.

Car misses turn, goes through fence

   February 16, 2015 at 12:40 PM:  A vehicle reportedly missed a turn and went through a fence on Hwy 132 and Crabtree Road in Waterford.

   CHP is en route. It isn't known if there are injuries in this solo collision. Use extra caution if in that area.

Injured deer on Hwy 88

   February 16, 2015 at 12:10 PM:  An injured deer has been reported on Hwy 88 at Silver Drive in Pioneer.

   Use extra caution in that area. CHP is en route.

Overturned car near Hilmar

  UPDATE at 11:30 AM:  We just learned that a pole is snapped at the base has fallen across both lanes of River Road and that lines are arcing.

PIckup hits Fire Hydrant and leaves

   February 16, 2015 at 10:45 AM:  An older gray pickup has reportedly hit a fire hydrant at Back Street and Powder House Street in Groveland and left the area.

    Unfortunately for him, the reporting party got photos of the vehicle before it left the scene. CHP has been notified.

Squaw Valley World Cup skiing cancelled

   Due to the continuing drought conditions, Squaw Valley has determined they do not have enough snow to hold the World Cup Skicross and Snowboardcross events in March. so they are forced to cancel the event.

   They usually record around 450 inches at the top. This year they only have had 140 inches at 8200', not near enough for the races.  The event would have drawn top skiers from around the world.

Owner of Ferrero Chocolate empire dies

   Michelle Ferrero, 89 year old owner of Ferrero Candy empire, died on Valentines Day after a lengthy illness.

   The company owns Rochet Pralines and Tic Tacs, among many others, and sells in 53 countries. He was the richest man in Italy with a worth of about 23 billion dollars.

Traffic fatality in Livingston--Hwy 99 blocked

   UPDATE at 12:25 PM:  We just learned that the victims were driving a Nissan Xterra and it received major rollover damage. It still isn't clear what the other vehicle was.

LAFCo meets February 23, 2015

   Calaveras Local Area Formation Commission will meet on Monday February 23, 2015 in San Andreas at the Calaveras Supervisors Chambers.

   The meeting will be called to order at 6 PM. On the agenda is electing a Chair and Vice-Chair for 2015, Conflict of Interest statements and the Calaveras County General Plan Update.

Happy President's Day