Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Salsa comes to Angels Camp

   On Sunday March 8, 2015 the Salsa group Yemaya will perform in the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp.

   The show starts at 3 PM and tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students.

Caltrans truck in collision

   March 4, 2015 at 1:30 PM:  A Caltrans truck has been involved in a collision with a small blue vehicle on Eastin Drive and  West Stuhr Road in Newman.

   No injuries were reported. Tow trucks have been dispatched to the scene. Use caution if in that area.


Murphys Irish Day

   On Saturday, March 21, 2015 Murphys Irish Day will be presented by the Murphys Business Association.  At 11 AM the Murphys Irish Day Parade will make its way down Main Street, led by the White Hackle Pipe Band.

   Breakfast will be served at the Congregational Church, there will be many booths offering crafts and other delicacies during the day, including corned beef sandwiches.


Jack Grundy of Angels Camp

   Jack W. Grundy, an eight year resident of Angels Camp died on February 17, 2015 from prolonged health problems.

   Born March 22, 1941 in Eureka, Kansas,

Dog in Valley Springs a "Hamburglar"?

   On March 3, 2015 a resident on Reed Way in Valley Springs turned in their dog, who came home carrying a plastic bag with three hamburger patties inside.

   The hamburger patties were cool, but may have been put out to thaw. Does this make the dog a "hamburglar"?

Burglary in Angels Camp

   On March 3, 2015 a resident on Hwy 4 in Angels Camp reported a burglary to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office.

  No other details have been made available at this point.

Fully Engulfed vehicle fire

   March 4, 2015 at 9:40 AM:  A fully engulfed Volvo on fire has been reported on a ranch near Hwy 132 and Fairland Ave in the Empire area.

   CHP and Ceres Police, in addition to Stanislaus County fire personnel are onscene. Be cautious if in that area.

Hazardous Mitigation Plan / OES

      The Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services, including the City of Angels Camp, just issued a press release that it is holding two meetings to update their current 2010 LHMP. The general public is invited to both.

    On Wednesday March 18, 2015 in the Board of Supervisors chambers at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas, the first meeting (planning committee) is at 2 PM and the 2nd is at 5 PM (public meeting).  For more information contact Sherri Munson at 754-2888 or

Per CalBuzz "The Gay Old Party"?

Is GOP now the
"Gay Old Party"?  Photo by
Hank Plante
   Since the California Republicans passed a vote allowing the Log Cabin Republicans (mostly gay) into the party last weekend, many questions have been raised.

   The most interesting is a photo on CalBuzz with the "Gay Old Party" for GOP now!!

Arrest at Murphys Hotel

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff, on March 3, 2015, deputies arrested Joseph Lee Chibicki (32) of Murphys at the Murphys Hotel for alleged False Imprisonment with Violence and Infliction of Corporal Injury on a Spouse, both felonies and for Damaging or Destroying a Wireless Device, a misdemeanor.

       There was also a Misdemeanor local warrant  outstanding for alleged Possession of Controlled Substance. Chibicki was booked into the Calaveras County Jail.

Whistleblower may come home from Russia

   It seems that Edward Snowden has made some indications that he would like to return to the US, and his attorneys are apparently in talks with authorities on how that could happen.

   The government took a hard line on the whistleblower regarding the NSA tactics he made public. Since the original time of the incident the American public is mostly on the side of Snowden.

Traffic collision in Escalon

   March 4, 2015 at 7 AM:  CHP is en route to a reported collision at Hwy 120 and Yosemite Ave in Escalon.

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