Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Get ready for the rain!!

Rain will begin early Thursday and will continue for
most of the day. Drive carefully!

US Intelligence NOT SO GOOD???

   Since now the FBI says the married couple who attacked a welfare office meeting in San Bernardino had been radicalized for a couple of years, where was the FBI??

   How many other suspected domestic terrorists, radicals of different religions,

All Trumps banned in Florida and the UK???

   Mayors in some Florida towns have announced a ban on any and all Trumps, saying they are not allowed in their cities.

   Also, 300,000 citizens in the UK have signed a petition to ban all Trumps from England.  We assume this is for safety reasons.

Big rig crash and fire on Hwy 99

   UPDATE:  The cab went off the roadway toward the river and the trailers overturned onto the lanes.  There is a Fish and Game vehicle involved, blocking one lane.

Death notices in Calaveras County

   On December 1, 2015 Oria H. Curtis passed away at age 86.

    On December 4, 2015 Sam L. Higgins passed away at the age of 90.

   On December 1, 2015 Robert H. Luther, Sr. passed away at the age of 79.

Adopt an adorable kitty!

Calaveras Animal Services in San Andreas

Illegal Shooting at Railroad Flat School

   On Tuesday December 8, 2015 Railroad Flat School was closed while Calaveras Sheriff's deputies investigated shooting near the school.

   Reportedly it was pellet guns being shot at a nearby tree. We are not aware of what was done about this illegal shooting, but the Sheriff's Office took a report.

Vandalism to tree in Mountain Ranch

   A resident on Whiskey Slide Road in Mountain Ranch reported to the Calaveras Sheriff that someone in a white Dodge flatbed truck took out a chainsaw and cut down a sign she had put up that said "Don't cut me!" on it.

   According to the Sheriff's log, the person then made criss cross marks on the private tree. The Calaveras Sheriff took no report. There are way too many insane people running loose in Calaveras, and the Sheriff's Office allows it!!

Vandalism to West Point town tree reported

   The town Christmas tree was reportedly vandalized on December 8, 2015 at Main and Pine streets in West Point. What is wrong with people??

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took no report of the incident.

Calaveras PIO puts "SPIN" on facts

   At the Calaveras County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday December 8, 2015 it was made public by Sharon Torrance, PIO that the Calaveras Supervisors had hired her specifically to put a positive "spin" on the Butte Fire and other stories.  She was apparently hired to try and make THEM look good!!! And with OUR tax money!!

   Torrance also added that she is only reporting on the so-called good people who have helped with things on the fire; not the volunteers, or the churches, but the well-paid employees and contract workers. Very sad, and noticed by the public. One present even complained at the podium that day.

Calaveras County denies voters and taxpayers copy of Mintier General Plan!!

   Despite the over $1 million that taxpayers paid for the Mintier Harnish General Plan Update, Calaveras County officials say they "THREW IT IN THE TRASH!"

   Shocking and reprehensible, the elected officials in Calaveras County show corruption at every turn.  We have a right to see that plan. The Sentinel has a hard time believing it isn't saved in some computer somewhere.

Major injury collision in Oakdale

   December 9, 2015 at 9:45 AM:  A major injury traffic collision was reported on Dodds Road and Henry Road in the Oakdale area.

   A Mercedes and a pickup with a horse trailer were involved. An ambulance and tow trucks are responding to the scene. Be careful if in the area.

Homeless man survived garbage truck compactor

   A homeless man sleeping in a garbage bin behind a fast food store in Fremont got picked up by a garbage truck and was compacted twice by the machinery before being able to escape.

   Authorities stated it was shocking that he was not seriously injured during the compactions. He was taken to a hospital for observation.

Miss Calaveras 2016

  Very few contestants ran for Miss Calaveras 2015. Hopefully this will change in 2016. Applications are available at

   You can apply if your are between the ages of 17 and 23, have a 2.0 GPA and can represent the county at various events throughout the year. The deadline to apply is Friday March 18, 2016.