Friday, July 31, 2015

What was Michael Oliveira's campaign with Preston/Strohmeyer really like?

    During the last election, we warned the public of the truth about Karen and Patrick Strohmeyer, Michael Preston and Michael Oliveira, a campaign committee we believe is of the most horrid sort.

Arrest made in Big Creek Fire in Groveland

       We just received a press release that on Thursday July 30, 2015 the cause of the Big Creek Fire was determined to be an escaped debris fire.

   A suspect was identified and at 6 PM an arrest

Eleanor Owen of Altaville

   Eleanor Owen passed away July 14, 2015 in Altaville. She was 82 years old, born April 22, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois.

   She was a Calaveras County

Another foolish prank?

"Hey Kearney! where's your
balloons?"
   Yet another idiocy that Mr. Edsel put on the Calaveras Supervisor agenda was some type of Un-economic, Non-development, Anti-business company.

No aircraft on Big Creek Fire

   July 31, 2015 at 1:15 PM:  According to Cal Fire no aircraft are working the Big Creek Fire today.

  The acreage stands at 204 and the containment is 35%.

PR firm hired by Cecil's killer, quits

   It seems that Dr. Palmer, the dentist who tortured and then killed a collared lion, Cecil, hired a PR firm to help him restore his reputation.

   Well, today, the PR firm quit. It was making them look bad.  We have heard people call hunters for fun psychotic, and worse after Cecil died.

Copperopolis woman arrested

   On July 30, 2015 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Tracey Anne Lamkin (50) of Copperopolis, near her home on Morado Circle.

   Lamkin was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Injuring Power Lines and Violation of Probation, both felonies and for Cruelty to Elder or Dependent, a misdemeanor.

   

   

Ebbetts Pass checking on smoke report on Hwy 4-Two fires!

UPDATE at 12:45 PM:  The 2nd fire is about 30' x 50' on a midslope with a slow rate of spread, 1/2 hour hike from the roadway.

Injured deer at Phoenix Lake

  July 31, 2015 at 10:15 AM:  An injured deer has been reported on Phoenix Lake Road near Hess in the Phoenix Lake area.

   Use extra caution if headed in that direction.  And add the $10 bumper deer warnings to the front of your vehicle, and slow down. They work!  You do not want to hit an animal.

Willow Fire in Sierra National Forest update

   According to Cal Fire on July 31, 2015 the Willow Fire, burning in the Sierra National Forest, southeast of Bass Lake is 4395 acres and is now 30% contained.

   The fire is in Madera County.  This fire is listed as human caused.

Guy Meyers entertains Calaveras Turkey Supervisors

"Oh, Debbie dearest, you are such
a cute little turkey!"
   At the Calaveras Supervisor meeting on Tuesday July 28, 2015 the 5 turkeys we call Supervisors heard the Appeal of the Denial from the Planning Commission to split zone Guy Meyers property.

   Mr. Meyers of Valley Springs, owns Forgotten Knowledge, the medical marijuana dispensary in Valley Springs.

Rocky Fire in Lake County still out of control

  Per Cal Fire on July 31, 2015:  The Rocky Fire in Lake County continues out of control and has grown to 15,000 acres.

   Evacuations are still in effect in the area.  National Guard helicopters are now assigned to help bring this fire into containment.  Now it is only 5% contained.

Mama and cute baby Foxes

This mama and her baby foxes are in Alaska at the Togiak National
Wildlife Refuge.

Fire on Hwy 88

  UPDATE:  Cal Fire says its probably smoke from Steve Wilensky's  BioMass plant and not a grass fire.

Traffic collision on Hwy 49

   July 31, 2015 at 8:35 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic collision on Hwy 49 at the dump, just outside San Andreas.

   Be extra cautious if in that area. No injuries have been reported.

Mountain lion in Jamestown

   July 31, 2015 at 8:15 AM:  A driver notified CHP that a mountain lion was on Jacksonville Road and Kanaka Drive in Jamestown. Keep your pets inside unless

Vehicles blocking Hwy 26

   July 31, 2015 at 6:35 AM:  CHP is en route to Hwy 26 and Barney Way in West Point where two vehicles are reportedly blocking the roadway.
  
    Use extra caution if you are heading in that direction.

Evacuations lifted in Groveland fire

   Evacuations have been lifter in the Big Creek Fire area of Groveland and Hwy 120 is open.

   Cal Fire lists the total acreage burned at 204 and containment is now 35%.