Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Angels Camp City Council to elect new Mayor and pass Tree Police Law--POT laws

   On Tuesday January 5, 2015 at 6 PM the Angels Camp City Council will meet at the Firehouse to elect a new Mayor and Vice-Mayor and to pass the new Tree Police law against residents. They are also passing a new law against POT in Angels Camp.

   They will also appoint 2 people to the Angels Camp Museum committee and approve giving Anne Forrest more money for her Commemorative Committee.

People in lawn chairs on Hwy 108

   December 30, 2015 at 4 PM:  CHP was notified that there are people illegally parked on Hwy 108 at Long Barn and people actually sitting in lawn chairs on the roadway.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Crash on Hwy 4 at Tamarack

   December 30, 2015 at 3:40 PM: A crash has been reported on Hwy 4 at Tamarack in Ebbetts Pass.

   No injuries have been indicated, but use extra caution if headed that way. Two tow trucks will be required.

Burglaries: Vehicles and Houseboat

   On December 29, 2015 burglaries were reported to vehicles on Black Creek Drive in Copperopolis, and to a houseboat on Whittle Road in Angels Camp.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took reports on the incidents.

Burglary in San Andreas

   On December 29, 2015 around 5 AM a burglary in progress was reported on Mariposa Street in San Andreas.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took a report, but apparently did  not catch the burglar, since absolutely NO BOOKINGS were reported on December 29.

Aretha Franklin made the President cry

   Last night the Kennedy Center show from December 6, 2015 was aired on PBS. When Aretha Franklin sang "You Make me Feel Like a Natural Woman", she also played her own piano accompaniment.

   It was an amazing performance, and camera shots of the audience reaction were priceless; including President Obama wiping away a tear. Check it out on Youtube.

The Marijuana Initiative for 2016

   In spite of Mr. Big Pot and his friends in the booze industry, it looks like the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana laws will have an initiative on the 2016 ballot to legalize its use for adults.

   This initiative will: Allow adults 21 years and old to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana; Cultivate 6 plants for personal use; Regulate and TAX the marijuana industry, growers and sellers; and Rewrite criminal penalties for past marijuana offenses to misdemeanors or less.

Vehicle rollover in Tuolumne

   December 30, 2015 at 11:40 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Tuolumne Road in Tuolumne.

   CHP and other emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Traffic control is being led by fire department. The roadway is partially blocked, so be cautious if headed in that direction.

Dupont and Dow merging

   The two chemical giants are now merging into one. As a result, Dupont is cutting 1700 jobs just in the state of Delaware.

   Dow and Dupont will merge into one. Dupont sent letter out to its employees regarding the cutting of aruond 10% of its workforce as a result of the merger.

New Casino in Galt?

   It was announced late yesterday that a new Casino is being built in Galt by the 700 member Wilton Rancheria tribe.

   There will be a 12 story hotel, as well as a gambling casino and restaurants on the 282 acres site.


Lots of complaints about unplowed roadways

   In the past few days we have  heard many, many complaints about the roadways being either not plowed enough or improperly plowed in the snow country of Ebbetts Pass.

   Apparently lots of calls have gone into the Supervisor Oliveira phone message service and have not even been answered.  Where is the Supervisor? Oh, in Danville, where he really lives??

78 year old Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

   The District Attorney in Philadelphia has announced this morning that actor Bill Cosby, who is now 78 years old, is now being charged with one count of sexual assault, a felony.

   This alleged assault apparently occurred nearly 12 years ago, which is the legal time limit for charging this crime in Pennsylvania.

Snow pack over 100% of normal

   After many years of drought and very little snow, yesterdays measurement of the Sierra snowpack and the water content of the snow was very good.

   According to officials, the water content of the snow is now around 115% of normal.  Now if it will just keep snowing!

Where was Mr. Big Pot??

   The interesting missing "vicious" element from the study session December 22, 2015 on growing marijuana in Calaveras County was Mr. Big Pot!

   In fact, one person told us he got up and walked out mad because his Supervisor, along with the others,  approved most everything the growers wanted. After all, this is a "RIGHT TO FARM" county, right?

   So long, Mr. Big Pot!!

Three animal hazards reported in Calaveras County

  December 29, 2015 at 8:15 AM:  Three different animal hazards have been reported in Calaveras County in the last half hour;  Cows at Parrotts Ferry Road and Hwy 4 in Vallecito, and unidentified animals at Littlejohn and Flint Trail in Copper and at Basket and Bow in Copper.

   Be cautious in those areas until CHP can clear the roadway. Animal owners need to carefully maintain their fences. One horse was killed this morning and three people injured when a horse escaped and was hit by a small car in Citrus Heights.