Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Brian Moss chosen as Assistant CAO Calaveras County

   The head of the Department of Environmental Services, Brian Moss, has been chosen as the new Assistant to the CAO of Calaveras County.

   Moss had been overseeing Animal Services, but had recently been criticized for his stance on the cruel trapping of wild animals.

Stanislaus County Sheriff arrests one of their own for alleged theft

   Apparently Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office had been investigating missing money from the Inmate Welfare Fund.  This is money kept for jailed inmates from their families.

First Friday in July in Murphys Park

   On Friday, July 3, 2015 Grover Anderson and Jill Warren will be the featured performers starting at 5:30 PM at Murphys Community Park.

   There will be wine and dinner on sale too; Hawaiian sausage on a roll and local wines will be available.


Pickup runs off Independence Road in Mokelumne Hill

   June 23, 2015 at 1:15 PM:  A blue pickup has reportedly run off of Independence Road near Ridge Road in Mokelumne Hill.

  No injuries have been reported. CHP is en route to the scene. The roadway is not blocked.

Sonora man charged with Animal Cruelty per police

   After an apartment manager turned in a video of a man in a red Toyota grabbing a cat by the tail and swinging it, hitting in on the ground, Sonora Police investigated.

   Spencer Morse, (19) of Sonora
 according to police, admitted slamming this cat on the ground and apparently one other cat.  He was charged with alleged Animal Cruelty.  The cat died from its injuries.

     Morse apparently told authorities he was mad because a week before the cat had bitten him.

"Eight is Enough's" Dick Van Patten dies

   Dick Van Patten was a Hollywood mainstay throughout much of his 86 years. We just learned that he died early this morning.

  Although he is best remembered for his TV show "Eight is Enough", he appeared in many other films and most recently could be seen occasionally playing Texas Hold'em in tournaments.

Traffic Collision on Hwy 12

  UPDATE at 11 AM:  Minor injuries were involved in this collision. Per CHP the roadway is now clear.

 UPDATE:  Four vehicles are apparently involved in this collision per CHP.

Fire in West Point

   On June 22, 2015 at approximately 7:30 PM Cal Fire responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the 2800 block of Eganhoff Lane in West Point.

   Several units were dispatched and the fire was contained to a 30' x 30' spot of brush and vegetation.   The cause  has not been determined.

Warning: Asphalt Plant still not gone!

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   In case Calaveras residents thought that just because the Ford Construction (roads) and CB Asphalt Plant is planning on operating in Amador County, don't be fooled.

Two pickups loaded with hay, collide in Delhi

   June 23, 2015 at 8:15 AM:  Two pickups, both loaded with hay, have reportedly collided at Griffith Avenue and Letteau Avenue in Delhi.

   One vehicle was impounded. There was debris spread in the roadway. No injuries have been indicated in this crash.

Ever been to King Range National Conservation Area

35 miles of California coastline, called 'the lost coast'. Only
accessible by a few roads, it is being preserved as it should be.

Calaveras Supervisors meet to discipline, dismiss employee in Closed Session?

   The Calaveras Supervisors will hold a Closed Session today, Tuesday June 23, 2015 to discuss an employee for discipline, and dismiss an employee before their regular Board meeting.

   The next Closed Session item is Conference with Legal counsel, anticipated litigation, significant exposure to litigation.

Oak tree down on Hwy 49

   June 23, 2015 at 7 AM:  CHP is en route to the Plymouth area on Hwy 49 where an oak tree is reportedly down in the roadway.

   Use extra caution if headed in that direction until the road is cleared.

Washington Fire in Alpine County

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   As of June 22, 2015 at 9:45 PM the Washington Fire has burned 13,562 acres on BLM land near Marleeville.

   Hwys 4 and 89 are both closed at this time.  Firefighters are working to prevent the fire's spread into Markleeville at this time, which is around 3 miles away.

Park Hill Fire in San Luis Obispo

   As of June 22, 2015 at 5 PM, after destroying 2 homes, 4 mobile homes and 2 motorhomes being used as permanent residences, along with 10 outbuildings, and 7 vehicles, the Park Fire in San Luis Obispo County is 80% contained.

   It has burned 1800 acres so far. Evacuations were lifted last night. Carbon buildup from a vehicle exhaust system was the cause of this fire.