Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Don't stop for ducks....

How do you train people to kill the
animals on the roadways. Some do
kill and maim naturally, but most are
kind and stop instinctively.
......says Minnesota State Patrol Officers. They are saying its against the law to stop, to swerve or in any way keep yourself from hitting ducks or other wildlife that gets on the roadways.

   Instead of a natural instinct to keep from killing a living thing, Minnesota says NO! Kill them!

Traffic Collision in Ione

   UPDATE:  A tow truck for a 23,000 lb water truck is required. Minor injuries were caused by this crash.

Teens killed by branch at Yosemite

   Two 14 year old boys from Orange County were killed when a branch fell on their tent while they were camping at Yosemite.

   The limb was from a large oak tree and according to the coroner, they were killed instantly. The reason the branch fell is still unclear at this time.

James (Jim) George Sloniker of Mountain Ranch

   Born September 27, 1938 in Sonora, James George Sloniker lived in Mountain Ranch for the past 25 years. 

    He passed away

Doug Ose in charge of City of Trees Festival

   The Gibson Ranch held a large "City of Trees Festival " last weekend, with live music and about 9000 people attended.

   It was apparently badly organized, running out of water, many complained, as parking lots were blocked with pedestrians, etc.  Doug Ose, who has run for Bigelow's office, was in charge as General Manager of the ranch.

Rosie O'Donnell's 17 year old daughter missing

  UPDATE:  Chelsea O'Donnell has been found and is now in Police custody.

Horse killed in stable fire

   One horse was killed in a fire in a stable in Acampo at Collier and Mackville Road early this morning, according to San Joaquin County authorities.

  Neighbors helped save 8 other horses at the Gateway Farms Stables. The Clements Fire Chief lives only 500 yards away and was the first on the scene. It isn't yet known what caused the explosion and fire.

Are you an Independent Voter??

We agree with the sign on this car! You do not have to be a
member of a political party in California any more.

Mokelumne River Clean-up day

   The Foothill Conservancy is holding a Clean-up Day for the Mokelumne River on Saturday September 19, 2015.

   There are two sites selected

Traffic collision in Columbia

   August 18, 2015 at 11:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Sawmill Flat and Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia.

   Emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if headed in that direction.

Fire in Jamestown

  UPDATE at 11:25 AM:  Now the acreage is stated as 5 acres for the Hills Fire.  Trying to get a ring around it.

OP-ED -- The post Katrina massacre by New Orleans Police--the worst of the worstl

   Yesterday, I was reading a story in a national publication on the post Katrina massacre of unarmed blacks on the Danziger Bridge on September 4, 2005, nearly 10 years ago now.

Yosemite in cotton candy skies

Tiffany Nguyen took this photo this past spring.

Traffic collision in Jamestown

   August 18, 2015:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 108 and Main Street in Jamestown involving a Ford pickup and a gray four-door.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be extra cautious until CHP can clear the roadway.