Thursday, August 13, 2015

Three Fires in Angels Camp--Marks Fire is 50 acres+

 UPDATE at 7:15 PM:  Most of the engine crews have been released and air attack cut back by half. They are getting control of this fire.

Two Fords collide in Valley Springs

   August 13, 2015 at 6 PM:  Two Ford pickups collided at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in front of the Busy Bee Realty office.

  No injuries were reported and both vehicles were apparently driveable.

Trailer comes unhitched, hits car

   August 13, 2015 at 5:15 PM:  A pickup was reportedly towing a trailer on Hwy 99 northbound at West Main Street in Turlock when the trailer came unhitched and it hit a grey Ford Expedition.

   No injuries have been indicated. The trailer is blocking one lane. A tow truck is being dispatched to the scene.

Cara Concetta Alfinito Lipp

   On August 10, 2015 while at Kaiser Hospital Santa Clara for chronic liver disease, Cara Concetta Alfinito Lipp passed away.

Motorcycle crash on Hwy 49

  UPDATE at 4:40 PM:  Minor injuries occurred in this collision. Both vehicles will need a tow.

Missing person at Pinecrest Lake

   UPDATE at 3:30 PM:  A male who left the shore swimming across the lake has not shown up. They are requesting a boat for the search.

Motorcycle Collision in Oakdale

   UPDATE:  Motorcycle rider is being airlifted from a nearby church parking lot.

Traffic Hazard!! Man blocking Hwy 4 to take photos? A fired CHP officer??

   August 13, 2015 at 2:10 PM: I was so shocked I could hardly believe what I was seeing. I was traveling up Hwy 4 towards Hathaway Pines when I passed the Red Apple on the right.

  Parked about 100 yards away on the same side, but just off the roadway

Using extremist "faith" to hurt others?? OP-ED!

Does any elected official you
know pretend to be an extreme
 religious zealot, but is doing
 the work of the devil
   It's very common these days for extremists to USE their Christian "faith" to hurt those who are in some way different from them. Judgmental and hateful; these are NOT

Traffic Collision in Sonora -- DUI??

   UPDATE:  A tow truck is now en route to the scene.

   UPDATE at 1 PM:  Three CHP units are at the scene

You have a "Neighbor from Hell" if......# 8

omg... is that her
getting ready for her boyfriend?
   If your female neighbor is a short, stubby, mean, old, vicious and potentially violent creature who screams and complains and trespasses, and can't stop peeping at your family, look out!!

   You definitely have a "Neighbor from Hell"!  Take photos of the obsession and report her to the cops!!  Don't believe it will ever get better, only worse! Document everything!!!

Grass fire report at Hwy 99 and Arch Road/Stockton

   August 13, 2015 at 12 Noon:  A grass fire has been reported on Hwy 99 at Arch Road in Stockton.

   Cal Fire is responding to the scene. Watch for smoke in the area.

Angels Camp City Council meets with Edsel and Lawyers

Everyone knows the
evil frog controls everything
in town!!
   On Tuesday August 18, 2015 the Angels Camp City Council will meet, mainly in Closed Session for Legal Advice regarding a Claim by Danny Lee Berchtold against Angels Camp Police Officers Hansen and Adams.

   Also in Closed Session is the lawsuit

Clean up after tomato truck collision on Hwy 108

  August 13, 2015 at 10:45 AM:  After a large tomato truck and a tan sedan collided on Hwy 108 near Ladd Road in the Modesto area, a large mess with tomatoes and diesel were all over the roadway.

   Caltrans is now attempting to clean it up.  One person was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Use extra caution if headed in that direction.

Tree falls on Hwy 12

   August 13, 2015 at 10:45 AM:  A tree has reportedly fallen on Hwy 12 near Kennison Lane in the Lodi area.

   Use extra caution as crews arrive to remove it from the roadway.

Billy Joel has new baby girl

   Early this morning, August 13, 2015 Billy Joel and his wife Alexis welcomed a baby girl, Della, into their family.

   Joel is 66 and his 4th wife is 33.  He also has a 29 year old daughter from Christie Brinkley. He had a surprise wedding over the 4th of July holiday and said he was thrilled to become a Dad again.

Two on Harley Davidson killed on Hwy 99

   A man and his female passenger were both ejected from their Harley Davidson motorcycle on Hwy 99 in Sutter County Wednesday night, August 12, 2015 after the driver changed lanes suddenly, directly

No, it wasn't The Bandit!

    It wasn't a scene for a new  "Bandit" movie in Stockton yesterday morning, but some thought it was pretty funny. The "Bandit" did get away!

   Apparently three Stockton Police cars were chasing a suspect near Hammer Lane when a van pulled out in front of them.  They didn't hit the van, but rammed into each other, one overturning. Only minor injuries were reported. 

Calaveras District 2 Supervisor Wright not running for re-election?

   Although we are sure there are other reasons, Supervisor Chris Wright must be having a difficult time trying to work with the newest Supervisors elected last year, the TEA POTTY bunch.

   We have not heard what all of his reasons are, but we've talked to many people who feel this is the least capable Board of Supervisors EVER!  Incompetence overruns in this Tea Potty atmosphere.

Jerusalem Fire in Lake County

  As of August 13, 2015 at 9:15 AM Cal Fire has the Jerusalem Fire in Lake and Napa Counties listed at 23,500 acres.

   It is now 33% contained. 2000 firefighters, 28 bulldozers and 15 helicopters are currently working on stopping this fire.

Traffic Collision in Douglas Flat

   UPDATE:  Hwy 4 is now clear.

UPDATE:  An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Bret Harte High School starts fall semester

   The first day of the 2015 fall semester at Bret Harte High School is next Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

  Remember, all the buses and more pedestrians, not to mention cars, will be on the road again, so be extra cautious.

Tractor and pickup collide in Clements

   August 13, 2015 at 8 AM:   CHP is en route to a report of a tractor and a pickup colliding on Clements Road in Clements.

    It is not blocking the roadway and no injuries are indicated, but use caution if headed in that direction.