Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ovations 2016 begins with Mountain Melody

  On Sunday January 10, 2016 the first Ovations Concerts for 2016 will be held at Bret Harte's Theater in Angels Camp.

   Mountain Melody Women's Chorus will perform at this first concert. The doors open at 2 PM and the program begins at 3 PM.

Get ready for low snow tonight!

   Don't be caught off guard. Snow could fall below Murphys overnight tonight. Be careful if you have to drive in the morning.

   Slow down and carry chains.

Cyclist injured in Ione

   December 23, 2015 at 2:45 PM:  A cyclist hit a pothole and has been injured on Camanche Road near Jackson Valley Road in Ione.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene. Be cautious if in that area.

Baby otter born in Monterey Bay

This adorable baby otter lays on its mom's tummy while
she floats and washes him in Monterey Bay.

Three car crash in San Andreas

   December 23, 2015 at 2:40 PM :  A three vehicle crash has been reported on Hwy 49 at Gold Strike Road in San Andreas.

   CHP is at the scene. An ambulance is en route. Use extra caution if in the area.


MORE  GUNNNS?????? More murders????
Just ask the Candyrock bunch!!

Murder suicide in Murphys -- in Calaveras County

   UPDATE:  The names of the two who died are Carl Rasmussen (71) and his wife Dot Rasmussen (64). We believe their residence

Large dog on Hwy 4

   December 23, 2015 at 12:30 PM:  A large dog has been reported running in and out of traffic on Hwy 4 near the Utica Power Plant in Murphys.

   If you are missing your dog, please go save it. CHP is en route to the area.

Mahatma Ghandi said......

        "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

Overturned vehicle on Hwy 88

   December 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM:  An overturned vehicle that hit an embankment has been reported on Hwy 88 at Ham's Station in El Dorado County.

   No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is en route to the scene. Use extra caution if headed that way.

Three car collision in Riverbank

   December 23, 2015 at 9:35 AM:  A three car collision has been reported at Oakdale Road and Claribel Road in Riverbank.

   A Ford, a Toyota and a Mercedez were involved, but fortunately no injuries have been indicated. Tow trucks are en route as the roadway is blocked.

NASA growing Zinnias

   NASA is sharing this photo today from the International Space Station, where they have a growing facility.

   These are Zinnias, growing in what they call the growth chamber.  Yes, just like in the movie!!

More sheep on Hwy 99

   December 23, 2015 at 9:15 AM:  Two more sheep have been reported on Hwy 99 near Hwy 120 in Manteca.

   CHP is contacting previous owner from earlier this morning to pick them up. Be cautious if in that area.

Adopt a homeless animal....

There are many to choose from at Calaveras
Animal Services in San Andreas

Big Rig Driver locks himself in after collision!

   December 23, 2015 at 8:15 AM:  After a collision at Hansen and Schulte in the Tracy area, a big rig driver locked himself in his truck and told the CHP he was waiting for his supervisor.

   A big rig tow is now en route to the scene. This was a freight hauler, but Safeway trucks were also blocking the roadway at that location. CHP had their hands full.

Traffic Collision on Hwy 108

   December 23, 2015 at 8:25 AM:  CHP just arrived at the scene of a Toyota pickup and Chevy Suburban collision at Hwy 108 and Jenness Drive in the Cold Springs area.

   No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is en route to the site. Use extra caution if headed in that direction.

Don't tell the DAPS!!

   Please don't anyone tell the Dead Animal Photo Shooter or the Troll, but there has been a dead deer reported on Ridge Road and New York Ranch Road, not far from Jackson Rancheria.

   Drive extra carefully in that area until CHP can remove it from the roadway. And get DEER WARNING WHISTLES!  They work!

Chains required on Hwy 4 -- White Christmas

   December 23, 2015:  As of around 4:15 AM Caltrans is requiring chains on all vehicles without 4 wheel drive east of Cottage Springs on Hwy 4.

   Be prepared for low snow on Christmas Eve morning, as the National Weather Service says it could reach 2500'.  Beautiful White Christmas if you can stay off the roadways.

Injured sheep on Hwy 99

   December 23, 2015:  Around 2:15 AM CHP received a report of a herd of sheep on Hwy 99 at Hwy 120 in Manteca.

    Some, including lambs, were apparently injured by vehicles.  Animal control was dispatched to the area to assist.