Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Oak Fire on Big Hill Road

From the Angels Bypass, Hwy 4
 UPDATE: The two fires have now burned together into one. Power lines are down in the area due to the fire.

  UPDATE:  The Oak Fire on Big Hill Road is now 20%

Arm run over by vehicle in Columbia

   September 8, 2015 at 6:10 PM:  A person has been reported with their arm run over by a vehicle in the back parking lot of the Fallon House Theater in Columbia.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Van overturns in Turlock

   September 8, 2015 at 5:20 PM:  A van has overturned off the ramp at Hwy 99 and Monte Vista Avenue in Turlock and hit two other vehicles, then rolling over the side of the roadway.

   An ambulance and CHP are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.  The driver was ejected from the van. Two tow trucks and an air ambulance have been ordered.

Horsespeak BBQ

Motorcycle crashes into a tree/major injuries

   UPDATE:  The rider is refusing treatment or transport after what is being called "positive contact with a pine tree".

Motorcycle crash in San Andreas

   September 8 2015 at 4:05 PM:  A motorcycle has reportedly crashed on St. Charles Street in San Andreas.

   No other details are known at this point. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Traffic collision, vehicle fire, roadside fire

   September 8, 2015 at 3:45 PM:  A vehicle collision that occurred  at Oak Flat Road and Diablo Grande Road in Patterson caused the vehicle to become afire.

   Then the grass around the vehicle was set ablaze. Fire personnel are en route, along with an ambulance. Use extra caution if in the area.

What a tomato mess in Tracy!

   September 8, 2015 at 2:55 PM:  A tomato truck crashed into  a bridge at Tracy Boulevard and Finck Road in the Tracy area.

   A scraper has been ordered to clean up the mess and a heavy duty tow truck for the big rig, and they also need a crew to remove the truck from the guard rail. An ambulance also responded to the scene.

Fire in Calaveritas

      According to Cal Fire on September 5, 2015 around 7:40 PM they responded to a report of a grass fire at Calaveritas and Old Gulch Road in Calaveritas.

   Several units worked to extinguish this fire after 1/2 acre was burned.  The cause has not been determined.

Fire in Riverbank

   September 8, 2015 at 2:50 PM:  A fire has been reported at Hwy 108 and Claus Road in Riverbank.

   Traffic is being let through one lane at a time. The fire is being mopped up at this point, but the smoke is affecting traffic.


Martin Milner died

   Martin Milner, star of  "Route 66" and "Adam 12", has passed away. He was 83; hard to believe.

   Milner projected the clean-cut image for both shows.

Cecil the lion's killer returns to his office

   Amidst a throng of reporters, the Minnesota dentist who paid $50,000 and thoroughly enjoyed tracking, shooting with an arrow and then tracking the tortured Cecil the lion to death, returned to his office today.

   Reporters were standing outside waiting and tried to get him to answer questions. Will his patients return? I don't believe I could ever support financially anyone who despises animals like that.

Kentucky Clerk released from jail--Huckabee and Cruz to meet

   This morning a judge released Kim Davis, a City Clerk in Kentucky, telling her that she must not interfere with the issuing of marriage licenses to gay couples.

   Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, Presidential candidates plan to meet with Davis. Other candidates have avoided the controversy.  Jeb Bush stated that she must follow "the law of the land" regardless of religious beliefs.

Fire at Lake Camanche

   According to Cal Fire responded to the Riverview Campground at Lake Camanche in Burson around 4:30 PM.

   The Valley Springs engine extinguished the fire after just a spot of grass was burned. It was caused by a generator.


Dogtown Road takeover meeting at Bret Harte

Here the City of Angels
Camp goes again!!
     September 9, 2015 at 5:30 PM at Bret Harte High School is the final meeting of the public for the Planning Grant in Angels Camp for developing Dogtown Road and the City of Angels Camp taking over property

Will Calaveras KKK Project attempt takeover of County?

   After reading about a Neo-Nazi group attempting a violent takeover of the small town of Leith, North Dakota, we realized that there are extremists everywhere, including in Calaveras County.

   Will the Calaveras KKK Project

Calaveras Council of Governments needs citizens

   The Calaveras COG handles millions of dollars a year for transportation projects in the county.

  They always seem to have trouble keeping qualified citizens