Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Swainson's Hawk

at the Seedskatees National Wildlife Preserve

Traffic collsion in Ripon

   August 20, 2015 at 5:55 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 99 and Main Street in Ripon.

   CHP and other emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

OPED: Warning If you live in Hathaway PInes

   UPDATE:  We are stopping comments on this OP-ED.  We are aware how everyone feels. You have a right to know.

   We feel it necessary to warn the residents in the Hathaway Pines

Missing Columbia woman's body found-Homicide?

   A woman from Columbia, who was reported missing on July 25, 2015 was today identified as the body found not far from her home.

   A homicide investigation is now in progress, as the death is considered suspicious.  She had left home to take a walk and was found about 20 minutes away.

Fire reported in Twain Harte

   August 20, 2015 at 1:25 PM:  A fire has been reported at Grace and Via Este in Twain Harte, being called the Grace IC.

   Cal Fire personnel, including air attack has been dispatched to the area.  Avoid the area if possible.

Fire near River Oaks Golf Course

   August 20, 2015 at 12 Noon:  A structure fire was reported on Mitchell Road and River Road near the River Oaks Golf Course, next to the Tuolumne River.

    The fire has spread and is headed for the golf course. Many engines have been dispatched to the location.  They are also looking for a person who may have been suspicious in the area.

David Dean Chitwood of Calaveras County

   David Dean Chitwood was entered into rest on August 12, 2015.  He was the husband, friend, and partner of Kathy Crippen and they shared over 20 years of memories.

Home Invasion of Elderly Couple--94-year-old dies

   Per a report from the Modesto Police Department, on Friday July 24, 2015 around 10:30 PM, officers responded to a 911 call in the 1400 block of Gary Lane,

Three vehicle collision in Patterson

   UPDATE at 11:35 AM:  A 2nd ambulance was just requested for this collision.

Calaveras Extremist Religious Supervisors condemn Marijana for medical use

   Sometimes, we find it difficult to believe what a backward and extremist religious tea party group of elected officials Calaveras County has.

   After attempting to bring their extremist religious beliefs into our government

Two big rigs collide in Jamestown

   August 20, 2015 at 8:30 AM: CHP is at the scene of a collision between two big rigs at Hwy 108 and J59 in Jamestown.

   One is leaking fuel. Tow trucks have been dispatched.  One person suffered minor injuries in the collision.

Traffic Collision below Farmington

   August 20, 2015 at 8:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Copperopolis Road and Milton Road near Jack Tone Road.  This is below Farmington.

    No injuries have been indicated in this crash. CHP is at the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

Traffic collision in Copperopolis

   August 20, 2015 at 8:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Copper Cove Drive and Quail Hill Road.

   A tow truck is en route. No injuries have been indicated. Careful if in that area.

Twisp Fire in Washington state: Three firefighters crash and die

    It is believed that three USFS firefighters were killed in the Twisp Fire in Washington state after their vehicle crash and flames overtook them.

   Central Washinton is battling several wildfires and evacuations are in place in the entire area.


Bert & Ernie go together UPDATE: Adopted together!

What an adorable pair of brothers!
 Bert and Ernie will delight you.
AO41314 and AO41312 are their numbers at the Calaveras
Animal Services in San Andreas.

Tesla Fire in Alameda County

   UPDATE August 20, 2015 at 6:30 AM: Corral Hollow Road is closed. CHP is assigned traffic control, along with some volunteers in the area.