Monday, March 30, 2015

Dump truck driver causes major power outage - DUI

   Apparently a San Joaquin County dump truck driver hit a pole this morning, causing a major power outage to the Copperopolis Road area of Stockton.

  The driver is alleged to have been driving while under the influence.  PG&E crews worked all day replacing poles and lines, but many are still without power tonight.

'Spirit in the Sky' singer/songwriter hospitalized

   The singer and songwriter Norman Greenbaum, who sold over 2 million copies of 'Spirit in the Sky' in 1969 remains in the hospital after an auto collision in the San Francisco area.

    One person on a motorcycle died in the collision.

Turkeys are running for their lives!!

Help! Help!
   Turkey hunting season began last weekend and the weekend killers are after them big time, we hear. Oh, the joy they get from torturing and killing!

   Hwy 49 just got a report of turkeys in the roadway over past Mokelumne Hill. Killers have to kill! Run, turkeys run!

Gunshot wound in Angels Camp

  Per Angels Camp Police Chief Todd Fordahl there was a report of a gunshot injury at a medical clinic in Angels Camp. The injured person said it was an accidental gunshot injury.

   Since it reportedly occurred in the County instead of the City, the Calaveras Sheriff was the investigating agency. We don't know any other details at this point.

Rim Fire Restoration Workshop tomorrow

   On March 31, 2015 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM the public is invited to a Rim Fire Restoration Workshop in Sonora, held by the USFS.

    It will be held at the Best Western Hotel in Sonora. Topics of discussion are restoral of grazing land, forest and general recovery of the Rim Fire area.

Assault report in Valley Springs

   On March 29, 2015 an assault with a deadly weapon was reported by a resident on Paloma in Valley Springs.

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

Burglary in Murphys

   A burglary was reported to the Calaveras Sheriff on March 29, 2015 by a resident on Murphys Grade Road.

   The home was apparently broken into. The Calaveras Sheriff took no report.

Tinseltown Talks...Film Legends

  Documenting Film Legends by Nick Thomas

     On April 7, 2015 turner Classic Movies will present a biography feast for classic film lovers.

Kramer with Paul Newman and
Joanne Woodward
    The five documentaries to be broadcast - on Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

What is Calaveras County charging for Public Questions??

       On March 11, 2015 after watching the Board of Supervisor meeting, we asked Mr. Joseph Kelly what paper it was that Calaveras Supervisor Edson was so nastily trying to get you to take from him during a meeting.

Robin Williams wife and children battle in court!

   The wife of Robin Williams is trying to challenge in court, a trust in which Robin Williams gave all of his awards, memorabilia and other belongings to his children in the event of his death.

   She has stated that she thinks the home where Williams died should not be counted in the trust estate.  They will all appear before a judge in court today.

A forever home for Tucker?



Fire reported in Jamestown

UPDATE at 6:45 AM:  Fire crews report they believe they have knocked down the fire in the garage, and do not find it spread into the residence. The Altaville Melones water tender  was cancelled.

Power lines arcing-Buchthorn Ridge closed

   March 30, 2015 at 6:25 AM;  Buckthorn Ridge Road is closed in both directions due to power lines arcing near or in the roadway in Pioneer.. This is resulting from a vehicle hit a power pole there, with no injuries reported..

   PG&E crew is en route to the scene. CHP is stopping traffic in the area, so avoid it if possible.