Friday, October 30, 2015

Big rig and pickup with horse trailer collide

  October 30, 2015 at 2:55 PM:  A big rig is jackknifed on northbound Hwy 99 at Lathrop Road in Lathrop and a pickup pulling a horse trailer is damaged.

   Four vehicles were reportedly involved in this collision. An ambulance and three tow trucks are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in the area.  


Actress Maureen O'Hara dies

   Maureen O'Hara, remembered for her many wonderful roles on the big screen, and especially opposite John Wayne in "The Quiet Man" among many others, has died. She was 95.

   The Irish redhead was popular for her spunk and played that role well. She reportedly died in her sleep last night at her home in Idaho.

Turkey in a Barrel in Mokelumne Hill

   On Saturday November 21, 2015 the Mokelumne Hill Community Historical Trust will hold a Turkey in a Barrel dinner.

    It will be held in the Town Hall and starts at 6 PM with a social hour. Tickets are available at the Library and cost $20 for adults, $12 for 5-12 years, $7 under 5, and over 80 is free.

Trudy Lackey new Exec of Mind Matters

    We received a press release that Trudy Lackey, who has served on the Mind Matters Board in Murphys since 2009, has been appointed to be interim Executive Director.

  She replaces Wayne Brown, who left suddenly due to family problems.

Several animal hazards this morning

  October 30, 2015:  We have seen reports of an injured deer at Hwy 49 and Hwy 26 in San Andreas, a Golden Retriever on Hwy 12 in the Burson area and an unknown animal in Copperopolis at Stagecoach Road and Surrey Lane.

   Be extra cautious driving in those areas.

Calaveras Sheriff Kuntz dies...rumors of illness true? Heart Attack??

From Calaveras Sheriff's
Department website. 
  UPDATE:  We have just learned that the cause of Sheriff Kuntz death is possibly from a heart attack suffered late last night.

 October 30, 2015 at 8:20 AM: After hearing rumors

Large Oak trees blocking Arnold roadway

   October 30, 2015 at 6 AM:  Large oak trees have been reported on Manuel Road near Fir Street in Arnold.

   CHP is notifying Public Works of the problem. Use extra caution if headed in that direction, near B of A.