Monday, May 11, 2015

Fire off Hwy 152 contained

   Called the Forebay Fire, CalFire reports they finally got a handle on the Forebay Fire off Hwy 152 near the O'Niell Forebay at San Luis Recreation Area in Merced County.

   It is now considered 100% contained at 275 acres.

Ferret cam???

The US Fish & Wildlife website actually has a baby ferret cam you can watch. Aren't they cuties?

Collision near Camanche Reservoir

    May 11, 2015 at 3:30 PM:  CHP is en route to a reported vehicle that ran off the roadway at Hwy 12 and Johnson Road near Camanche Reservoir.

   A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene. It isn't yet known if there are any injuries.

City of Stockton vs motorcycle in Farmington

   UPDATE:  Injuries are minor, per CHP.

Pickup runs off roadwy in Pine Grove

  May 11, 2015 at 3:10 PM:  A grey pickup has run off the roadway at Sherwood Drive near Sugar Pine Drive in Pine Grove.

   The Amador County Sheriff's Office has detained one person.  It isn't known yet if there are any injuries.

Car Crash on Hwy 12

  May 11, 2015 at 2:15 PM:  A two vehicle crash has been reported on Hwy 12 in front of Toyon Middle School.

   No injuries were reported. A tow truck has been dispatched.

Elsa E. Dyer of San Andreas

  Elsa Elizabeth Dyer, age 80, passed away on Easter Sunday April 5, 2015, surrounded by her beloved family at the Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital.

  Elsa was born in Columbus, Ohio

Fire reported on Littlejohn Road in Copperopolis

   May 11, 2015 at 12:50 PM:  A fire has been reported at Littlejohn near Quiver Street in Copperopolis.

   Fire personnel have been dispatched to the scene, including water tenders.

Car high-centered on rock in Ripon

   May 11, 2015 at 12:25 PM:  A car is reportedly high-centered on a rock at Ripon Road and Olive Avenue in Ripon.

   CHP is at the scene and a tow truck has been dispatched. No injuries have been reported.

Johnny Carsons ex-wife Joanne Carson, dies

   A year after Johnny Carson took over the Tonight Show, he married his wife Joanne. The marriage ended in divorce, and later on, she spent most of her time with writer Truman Capote, who kept a writing room in her home.

  She will be interred next to Capote at Los Angeles' Westwood Cemetery.  She was 84. Capote died in 1984.

Caltrans re-opens the Sierra passes...

   May 11, 2015 at 11:55 AM:  As of this morning, Caltrans has re-opened Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) to Nevada, Sonora Pass (Hwy 108) and Monitor Pass (Hwy 89).

    There was some remaining snow and debris to be cleaned off the roadways, but it was completed this morning.

OP-ED "Wild River" reminds me of my dear Grandmother

   Last night on channel 198 on Comcast the movie "Wild River" played starring Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick.

   It was about the Tennessee Valley Authority forcing people to leave their land and how one elderly woman, whose family had been on their land for 100 years, refused to leave.

George Zimmerman wounded???

  We just heard that George Zimmerman may have been wounded in a gun battle in Florida.  We have heard reports that a bullet went into his car before wounding him.

   One report we heard said that there were two people involved in the gun battle.  No other details have been released so far.

Three Fires reported at San Luis Creek Recreation Area

   May 11, 2015 at 11:25 AM:  Three fires have now been reported on Hwy 152 near the San Luis Creek Recreation Area on Hwy 152.

   Be cautious in that area, as smoke is thick and fire vehicles are on the roadways.

Suspicious Circumstances .......flag

   On May 10, 2015 the Calaveras Sheriff was called to report that a flag was being flown upside down on Hwy 12 in Valley Springs.

   Turned out it was an accident.  Could happen to anyone, since putting them up requires starting with the flag upside down.  How embarrassing!!

Grass Fire in Tracy

   May 11, 2015 at 11 AM:  Firefighters are at the scene of a reported grass fire at Grant Line Road and Byron Road in Tracy.

   Use caution as emergency fire vehicles are in the area.

Neighbors from Hell....we are not alone!! OP-ED!!

We thought nothing could be
worse than our "Neighbors
from Hell",  Patrick and
Karen Strohmeyer, who
we believe are totally unstable, but
lately we hear some nearly
as bad are out there.
   We just heard on the Calaveras Sheriff radio that some poor neighbor of Neighbors From Hell, has been having bottles, etc thrown onto their property.

   As everyone, including the Sheriff knows,

Fire off Hwy 12 in Lodi

   May 11, 2015 at 10:25 AM:  Firefighters are battling a large grass fire on Free Road, just off Hwy 12 in Lodi.

   CHP has closed off some roads, so be cautious if headed in that direction.

Memorial Day Music in Murphys Park

   On Monday, May 25, 2015 at 6:30 PM there will be a Memorial Day Concert by the Calaveras Community Band at Murphys Park.

   There is no admission for this program to honor men and women who have served and who now serve in the armed forces.  Mic Harper is the Director.

Calaveras LAFCo meets

   Calaveras Local Agency Formation Commission meets on Monday May 18, 2015 at 6 PM in the Calaveras Supervisors Chambers.

   On the agenda is interviewing two new Public Members to serve on the Board.


Crash at Hwy 12 and Hwy 49

   UPDATE at 10 AM:  Fortunately injuries from this crash were minor.