Sunday, August 16, 2015

What does Calaveras Planning Director Maurer say? Secrets???

   We have had a lot of comments regarding whether or not Mr. Maurer took it upon himself to skip any environment review of the ASPHALT plant, or if Mr. Kearney requested it. 

  Today, we sent him an email,

Piece of metal on Hwy 4

   August 16, 2015 at 4 PM:  A large piece of metal has been reported on Hwy 4 at Telegraph Road in Copperopolis.

   Use extra caution until CHP can arrive and remove it.

Four vehicle collision on Hwy 4

   August 16, 2015 at 1:50 PM:  A traffic collision involving four vehicles has been reported on Hwy 4 at Brice Station Road above Murphys.  CHP arrived at 2:15 PM.

   No injuries have been reported and it is apparently not blocking the roadway. Be extra cautious if in the area.  CHP is en route to the scene.

Big Rig rolls over off Hwy 120-speed blamed

   August 16, 2015 at 1 PM:  A big rig has rolled off Hwy 120 at the Hwy 99 onramp in Manteca. One witness said the truck driver was driving way too fast.

   No injuries have been reported but debris will need to be cleaned up. Be extra cautious if traveling that direction.

Illegal shooting reported in Calaveras

   On August 15, 2015 illegal shooting was reported on Moran Road near Murphys Drive in Arnold; off the balcony and towards the golf course from a balcony on Oak Wood Court in Copperopolis; on Blue Mountain Road in Wilseyville; and on Davis Drive near Burson Drive in Burson.

   In each case, the Calaveras Sheriff took no report.

Three vehicle collision in Pioneer

   August 16, 2015 at 10:40 AM:  A three vehicle collision has been reported at Tabeau Road and Hwy 88 in Pioneer.

   Per CHP they are on the right hand side, not blocking the roadway and there are apparently no injuries.

Fire in Mountain Ranch

   UPDATE:  Cal Fire got control of this fire. Units are being sent back to their stations.

Tulloch Fire in Tuolumne County

     The Tulloch Fire at Hwy 108 and Tulloch Dam Road in Tuolumne County grew to 110 acres before crews got control of it.

   This fire is now 90% contained.  It was on the south side of Lake Tulloch and terrified a lot of residents. CHP indicated it was caused by a fatal traffic collision on Hwy 108.

49ers lose first preseason game

   The 49ers went to Houston to play the Texans and the outcome was not what they wanted in their first preseason game of 2015.

   The final score was 23 - 10 Texans. Colin Kaepernich only played for one drive.

Trump knows how to get attention

   Presidential candidates permeated the Iowa State Fair yesterday. Hillary Clinton was surrounded by people watching her eat a pork chop on a stick, when suddenly a helicopter flew overhead.

   The people left Hillary to go see where the helicopter was going. Of course, it was Donald Trump, who certainly knows how to make an entrance. He was swarmed and gave children rides in his chopper.

Fire in Jamestown

   August 13, 2015 at 7 AM:  Cal Fire is at the scene of a reported structure fire at Jacksonville Road and Wahine Drive in Jamestown.

   We will update when we get more information.

The three little bears

  UPDATE:  We appreciate the long comment from the woman with the three bear cubs.

   Often we aren't given names, and don't have