Tuesday, July 21, 2015

CCWD loses money in drought

   Although CCWD seems to be happy that customers in Calaveras County have saved over 40% over 2013 water levels, CCWD feels it could have longterm implications in loss of revenue

Angels Camp City Council meets tonight

    On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 the Angels Camp City Council will meet at the Firehouse in Closed Session to discuss the Difu, Croletto, Rosato and Turco lawsuit against the City and the Lighting District.

Semi blocking Hwy 4

   July 21, 2015 at 3:55 PM:  A semi tractor is partially blocking Hwy 4 around Appaloosa Way just west of Angels Camp.

    Use extra caution if heading in that direction until CHP can get it moved.

Butch needs a home

   Butch is a beautiful Manx neutered male, just waiting to go home with you.

  His number is AO41103 and you can meet him at the Calaveras Animal Services cat shelter in San Andreas

Animal on Hwy 4

   July 21, 2015 at 12 Noon:   An animal of some type has been reported on Hwy 4 at Big Trees Road in Murphys.

   The Sheriff's Office has been dispatched and Animal Services notified.. Use extra caution if in that area.

Traffic Hazard in Arnold

   July 21, 2015 at 10:55 AM:  A car has been reported as parked across the 2500 block of Fairway Drive in Arnold, causing a traffic hazard.

    CHP is en route to the location. This was an anonymous report.


Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

   Did you know that Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream actually has a flavor graveyard.  We discovered it while looking to see what happened to one of our favorite flavors.

    Rainforest Crunch (can't believe it was clear back in the 80's when they ended it) was absolutely delectable.

Grass Fire in Milton

   July 21, 2015 at 10 AM:  A fire has been reported on Milton Road off Hwy 4 below Copperopolis.

    At this time it is apparently around 1 acre in size in the grass, and is spreading slowly.  Cal Fire has dispatched several units to extinguish this fire.

Santa Congress in Copenhagen

Christmas in July in Denmark began yesterday, as Santas from around
the World came to meet at the annual Santa Congress.

Mama Manatee and twins

Looks as though there is already
sibling rivalry.
   This mama Manatee had twins off the coast of Florida a week or so ago.  It isn't that common, so tourists have been hoping to get a glimpse of them.

   This shot was taken near Homosassa Springs.

Traffic Control on Tulloch Dam Road

   July 21, 2015 at 8:30 AM:  CHP is providing traffic control on Tulloch Dam Road off Hwy 108     so a stolen vehicle can be recovered from the South Shore of Lake Tulloch.

   Use extra caution if heading that way.

Murphys Fire vehicle hit and run

   July 21, 2015 at 8:15 AM:  A Murphys Fire vehicle was apparently hit and the responsible party left the scene on Toyanza Court in San Andreas

    The vehicle has significant damage and is not drivable, but no injuries were reported.

Traffic Collision on Hwy 49

  UPDATE:  Minor injuries were indicated in this crash.

"Jumper" reported on Hwy 132

   July 21, 2015 at 6:35 AM:  A caller reported to CHP that there is a man sitting on the ledge of the Bird Road overpass of Hwy 99 in Tracy, looking like he's going to jump.

    CHP is en route as well as the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.