Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Body found in Ceres canal

   On August 25, 2015 around 10 AM a bicyclist noticed a lifeless body floating in the canal in Ceres, near Hatch Avenue.

    The Stanislaus County Coroners Office took custody of the body and will conduct an autopsy. It was a male in his late 50's. No other details are available at this time.

Solo vehicle crash in Tracy area

   August 23, 2015 at 4:25 PM:  A solos vehicle ran off Wing Levee Road in the Tracy area and into a field.

   An air ambulance was required as the driver has major injuries. Avoid the area if possible.

Traffic collision in Sonora

   August 25, 2015 at 4 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Stockton Road at North Forest Road in Sonora.

   Emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in the area.

Fire at Martell Safeway

 UPDATE at 5:15 PM:  Fire crews have ended their incident. Apparently the problem was located and the fire danger is over.

Fatal Collision in Merced

   August 25, 2015 at 3:25 PM:  A brown pickup and a gray van collided at Beachwood Drive and Santa Fe Road in Merced.  This is just off Hwy 99.

   One person was fatally injured in this collision. Tow trucks are clearing the roadway.

Big Rig Diesel collides with 2 cars

   UPDATE:  Fortunately, only minor injuries were indicated as a result of this collision.

 August 25, 2015 at 3:10 PM:  A big rig diesel

Beautiful....but not in California

The Yellow-headed Blackbird in Wyoming

Motorcycle crash in Tracy--Major injuries

   UPDATE: As of 3:20 PM the fire is extinguished.

  August 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM:  A motorcycle has crashed

Fire off Hwy 88 above Pioneer

     UPDATE: This fire is being dispatched to Hwy 88 and Salt Springs Road on SPI property.

Suicides linked to Ashley Madison website hack??

   Toronto Police are now investigating two suicides they believe may be linked to them being exposed by the hackers of the Ashley Madison website hackers.

   Also, there are lawsuits being filed against the cheaters website for not protecting itself  and it's clients from hackers.

Black Women's Book Club kicked off Napa Wine Train

   Posted on the Wine Train's website was that the 11 women traveling on the Napa Valley Wine Train had actually assaulted people.  But that was apparently not true. Very interesting!!

   They had been asked not to talk, but were shocked when police escorted them off the train at a mid-stop.  Now, why would a swanky white persons wine train throw off 11 obviously educated black women????

UH OH!! DOW dives again!

   After attempting a rally early this morning the DOW has closed down another 200 points.

   Warnings of more volatility to come have been issued by financial market leaders.

School bus collision in Modesto

   August 25, 2015 at 1 PM:  A school bus has reportedly collided with another vehicle at Brighton Avenue and Wylie Drive, behind Downey High School in Modesto.

   36 children were on board, but no injuries were indicated.  CHP is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in the area.

Cal Fire after whoever calls them "Pine Needle Nazi's" OP-ED

      Very interesting conversation with Cal Fire about their current land inspection policies and property rights, etc.  They now are trying to take away our FREEDOM of SPEECH!

    When I mentioned that in Ebbetts Pass, those people who inspect are called the "Pine needle and tree Nazi's," the Cal Fire person acted all offended.

   I wanted to laugh, because I  realized that these are office workers

Injured fawn on Hwy 88

   August 24, 2015 at 12:15 PM:  An injured fawn has been reported on Hwy 88 at Mace Meadows.

   CHP is en route to dispatch the poor thing. Put deer whistles on the front of your vehicle. They only cost $10.  And slow down.

National Park Service 99 years old today

A photo of Yellowstone Falls on
National Parks Day,
99 years old!

Special Meeting: Blue Mountain Minerals expansion in Columbia

  On August 31, 2015 at 6 PM the Tuolumne County Planning Commission is holding a Special Meeting to discuss and possible vote on the expansion of the Blue Mountain Minerals mining application and CEQA report.

Gunfire reported in West Point

   On August 24, 2015 a resident on John Eaph Trail and Smitty Lane in West Point reported hearing gunfire.

   No report was taken by the Sheriff.

Under the bridge and intoxicated? The county TROLL?

   On August 24, 2015  the Calaveras Sheriff was called to report a man was under the bridge on St. Andrews Road in Valley Springs, intoxicated.

   Sounds like the county TROLL we so often report on. An arrest was made by a deputy, but it turned out not to be the TROLL we know.

Cruelty to Animals in Valley Springs--Sheriff does NOTHING??

   On August 24, 2015 a resident reported to the Calaveras Sheriff that a man was dragging, hitting and yelling at a dog on Snag Court.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took no report of the incident.  Why do people in Calaveras get away with animal abuse, poisoning, trapping and torturing?  As the Sheriff!  His best friends??

Felony Vandalism arrest in Angels Camp

     On August 24, 2015 at 8:55 AM the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested James Alan Moser, III (37) of Angels Camp, at Ranch Road and Murphys Grade Road.

    Moser was booked into the Calaveras County Jail on alleged Felony Vandalism, destroying others property and for Exhibiting a Deadly Weapon, not a firearm, a misdemeanor.

Man run over by Jelly Belly owners' tank

   At a family reunion, being held on private land owned by the same people who own and operate the Jelly Belly Candy Co., people were riding on the 1940's tanks he collects and keeps on his property in Fairfield.

   A 55-year-old man from Suisan City fell off and right under the track of the tank and was killed when it ran over him.

CalSTRS says they're not selling

   The California State Teachers Retirement System has $191.3 billion in assets under management, the 2nd largest in the country.

    When asked if they are nervous or selling, their chief investment officer said they are in it for the long haul and are not selling off.

Car overturned in Tracy

   August 25, 2015 at 6:50 AM:  A car reportedly went airborne and flipped over on Hwy 33 and Koster in the Tracy area.

    CHP is en route to the scene, along with an ambulance. Witnesses said it flipped over more than once.

Market attempting a comeback

   After a week of volatile drops, the stock market is attempting to rally a comeback. It is currently about 350 points up on the DOW.

    Heard Mad Money's Jim Cramer giving the CEO of BHP Billiton a hard time this morning, when he was trying to bolster his company's recent losses.