Monday, November 23, 2015

SPI demands new Clear-Cut near Big Trees State Park

Please help me!!
   To quote the THPTracker, and THP Blog: Public Comment Deadline December 10, 2015.

   "SPI to clear-cut amongst trees up to 52" dbh near Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

Ebbetts Pass officially closed for winter

   Caltrans has announced that as of today November 23, 2015 Hwy 4 is officially closed for the winter for the safety of motorists.

   It will not be reopened until conditions warrant, usually around Memorial Day Weekend.

BMW vs. motorcycle

   November 23, 2015 at 3:15 PM:  A BMW and a motorcycle collided at Valpico Road and Corral Hollow Road in Tracy.

   CHP is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

Traffic collision in Escalon

   November 23, 2015 at 3 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Carrolton Road and Lone Tree Road in Escalon.

    At least one person was transported to a hospital. Two tow trucks were dispatched to the scene.

Caltrans work on Hwy 120 tonight

   Caltrans wants to remind everyone that pavement work will be done on Hwy 120 tonight at 8 PM, from the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line to the Stanislaus River.

   Be prepared that one-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 PM throught 6 AM on November 24, 2015. 15 minute delays are expected.

Gorgeous kittens ready for adoption

Calaveras Animal Services has a new assortment of
kittens ready for adoption. Healthy and
playful, they're waiting for you to adopt them.

Grass Fire in Copperopolis

   UPDATE:  The fire was quickly extinguished.

CHP Maximum Enforcement Period over Holidays

   CHY is announcing that they are enforcing Maximum Enforcement Periods over the holidays, starting with Thanksgiving weekend.

  They will be watching for DUI's and other violations which cause collisions. Traffic death increased 36% in 2014 over the 2013 total.  Drive carefully and if you drive, don't drink.

Bike riders causing disturbance in Valley Springs

  On November 22, 2015 a driver of a white truck called the Calaveras Sheriff to report bicyclers riding on the yellow lines, and that they were making her feel threatened after a verbal confrontation.

  Cyclists often get into verbal confrontations with drivers, either because they feel they should have the whole roadway or because a driver yells at them. It is a dangerous situation mostly for the bicyclists.

"Neighbors from Hell" throw garbage over property line

   On November 22, 2015 a resident on Meredith Lane in Railroad Flat reported to the Calaveras Sheriff that a neighbor is apparently throwing their garbage over onto their property.

   Do you or have disturbed "neighbors from hell" like these?  And you thought you were the only ones? Sounds so familiar!

Load of bread on Hwy 99

   November 23, 2015 at 9:15 AM:  A load of bread has reportedly been dropped on Hwy 99 northbound at the Morada exit in the slow lane.

   CHP is en route to the area.

Only 3 Northern White Rhinos left in the world

   One of the few NorthernWhite Rhinos left in the world had to be euthanized at the San Diego Zoo at age 41.

   A female, this lowers the number still existing at 3.

Pfizer buying Allergen for $160 billion

  We just heard this morning that Pfizer, the maker of Viagra and Allergan, maker of Botox, will combine and will easily be the largest drugmaker in the world.

   Pfizer is paying $160 billion for Allergan, buy what is called the inversion of buying an overseas company, will lower their taxes.

Angels Camp City Council cancels meeting

   We just received a notice from Angels Camp City Clerk Mary Kelly that "due to the shortened workweek because of the Thanksgiving holidays and there being no immediate action items for Counciln the City council meeting scheduled for December 1, 2015 has been cancelled."