Saturday, December 31, 2016

Collision in Jamestown

   December 31, 2016 at 12:50 PM:  A car has run off Obyrnes Ferry Road in Jamestown and one person is trapped.

   CHP and an ambulance are en route to the scene. Be extra careful if in that area.

New Years Eve in Vienna

Angels Camp City Council 2017--One real gossip problem on council???

Scott Behiel needs to recuse
himself from the Smoking ordinance vote
 due to his own smoking problem
   The Angels Camp City Council will meet on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at the Firehouse at 4:30 PM for three Closed Session items, two anticipated litigation and one to appoint

Fog and Rain - Drive Carefully!

  December 31, 2016 at 9 AM:  To all of you New Years Eve revelers, be cautious on the roadways as fog and rain are expected today.

   And please don't drink and drive. All the cops will be out watching for you!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sasquatch can't hide anymore

Looks like the albino won't be able to hide his
 criminal face behind trees anymore. AHAHAHAHA

Three vehicle colliison on Hwy 4

   UPDATE at 11:45 AM:  This collision has been cleared per CHP.

  UPDATE at 11:25 AM:  Both lanes of traffic on Hwy 4

Travel trailer fire on Milton Road

   December 30, 2016 at 10:45 AM:  A travel trailer on fire that was reported last night on Milton Road near Sonora Road in Farmington, was allowed to cool.

   A tow truck is now being dispatched to the scene for the trailer.

We want to thank our internet TROLL..

...for being good for a few laughs at the during 2016. Everyone who helps with the site really enjoys your cowardly insanity, just like Gary Kuntz

Cow sitting on Hwy 49?

   December 30, 2016 at 9:30 AM:  A cow has been reported sitting near Hwy 49 at Hwy 16 in Plymouth.

   CHP is en route to the scene.  Sitting?

Archie "Sparky" Sparkman of Valley Springs

   Archie "Sparky" Sparkman passed away on December 27, 2016 at the age of 89.

   A resident of Valley Springs,

Sierra Macintosh Users meet

   The Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) will meet on January 10, 2017 from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Murphys Library community room.

   SMUG was formed to keep Apple users abreast of the latest developments. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gary "Ramie" Corley of Angels Camp

    Gary "Ramie" Corley, son, brother, father, grandfather and fried, died on December 15, 2016 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton.  He was 54.

   Born in

Jenny Lind shooting Victim ID'd

   The man who was killed after a quarrel on Scenic Valley Drive in Jenny Lind on December 28, 2016 has been identified.

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff, his name is Jeremiah Nathaniel James (31) of Jenny Lind. The shooter is in Calaveras County Jail for alleged manslaughter, a felony.

Collision in Jamestown

   December 29, 2016 at 12:40 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 near Rawhide Road in Jamestown.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious if headed that way.

Traffic collision in Arnold

   December 29, 2016 at 12:05 PM:   A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Blagen Road in Arnold.

   No injuries have been indicated.  CHP is en route to the scene.

Sierra Hope gets donation for AIDs patients

   Sierra Hope, a Tuolumne and Calaveras counties organization who helps assist AIDS patients with access to healthcare, received a grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation.

   This particular grant of $1000 is to assist with their food pantries.


Llamas on Hwy 49 in San Andreas

   December 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM:  Two llamas have been reported on Hwy 99 at Nielson Road in San Andreas.

   CHP is responding to the scene. Be extra cautious in that area.

El Dorado Savings being evacuated in San Andreas

    UPDATE:  Authorities were unable to locate gas problem.

Traffic collision in Camp Connell

  UPDATE:  CHP has told Calaveras County Public Works that all of Moran Road needs to be sanded due to ice.

Trump tries to dump foundation--NY won't allow

Trump tries to blow up foundation
just like his hair??
   After the Trump Foundation was exposed as potentially violating non-profit and Federal law, Donald Trump has announced he is shutting it down to avoid an investigation.

   NY Attorney General says NOT SO FAST!  You cannot close it down to avoid an investigation. The investigation will continue and the Foundation must stay open until it is completed.

Valley Springs man arrested for alleged manslaughter

   On December 28, 2016 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Jason Robert William McVey (36) of Valley Springs at his residence on Scenic Valley Drive.

   McVey was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Voluntary Manslaughter, being Felon with a Firearm and for Possession of Prohibited to Own Ammunition, all felonies.

Deputy and pregnant woman run off Mountain Ranch Road in ice- Avoid the area

  UPDATE:  Per CHP the Calaveras Sheriff deputy's name is N. Riviera, who suffered minor injuries when her patrol vehicle rolled into a creek

CHP at scene with injured dog

   December 29, 2016 at 8:15 AM:  CHP and another driver are now at Hwy 99 near Briggsmore Avenue in Modesto with an injured large black dog.

   Animal Control has been notified.  Be cautious if in the area.

Black ice causes sliding off road in Fiddletown

   December 29, 2016 at 7:05 AM:  A vehicle reportedly slid off Fiddletown Road near Burnt Wheel Farm Road just outside Fiddletown.

   No injuries were indicated, but be cautious as a tow truck recovers the vehicle.

Traffic collision in Pine Grove

   December 29, 2016 at 7 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Tabeau Road in Pine Grove.

   An ambulance and CHP are responding to the scene. The westbound lane is blocked due to the fire department rescuing the driver who is hanging upside down after his Jeep overturned.

Shooting death in Jenny Lind

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office reports that on December 27, 2016 at approximately 11;55 PM they responded to the Calaveras Consolidated Fire Station in Jenny Lind for a gunshot victim.

Debbie Reynolds dies of stroke

   Singer and actress Debbie Reynolds has died of a stroke, after being notified of the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher one day earlier.

   Reynolds has one son, Todd Fisher, still living. Reynolds was 84.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Earthquakes felt in Ebbetts Pass

   Last nights earthquakes were felt in the Ebbetts Pass area.  At least three centered in Nevada, were felt in the Hwy 4 area around Arnold to Bear Valley.

   If you live in that part of the county and your dogs were restless, that's most likely why. Better secure your valuable glassware.  One registered at 5.6.

Traffic collision in San Andreas

   December 28, 2016 at 11:15 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 49 and Hwy 12 in San Andreas.

   An ambulance and CHP are responding to the scene.  Be cautious if headed that way.

Breaking Bad marathon on AMC

   Are you watching the Breaking Bad marathon on AMC.  They are showing every episode in order.

   It's really good if you missed the one about the pizza on the roof or where Mr. White blows up the office of his buyer.

Toyota overturned on Hwy 88

   December 28, 2016 at 9:25 AM:  A Toyota Tacoma has overturned on Hwy 88 near Cook's Station.

   No injuries have been indicated,  but be extra cautious until the car can be removed from the roadway.

Cows on Hwy 4 in Copperopolis

   December 28, 2016 at 8:30 AM:  Cows have been reported on Hwy 4 at Telegraph in Copperopolis.

   CHP is en route to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Car into ditch in Tuolumne

   December 28, 2016 at 7:15 AM:  A car left Cherokee Road and is now in a ditch in Tuolumne.

   It isn't known if there are injuries. CHP is en route to the scene.

Calaveras to have all male Supervisors

   On January 3, 2016 at 11 AM Calaveras County will have a swearing in ceremony for three newly elected Supervisors.  Clyde Clapp of District 5 has already been sworn in.

   Jack Garamendi will replace Chris Wright in District 2, Gary Tofanelli will represent District 1 and  Dennis Mills was elected to represent District 4.  All 5 Supervisors will now be men.  The public is invited to attend.

Overturned vehicle in Jamestown

   December 28, 2016 at 7:10 AM:  An overturned vehicle has been reported on Hwy 49 at Main Street in Jamestown.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious as a tow truck uprights the vehicle.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher dies

   Actress and author Carrie Fisher, daughter of the late Eddie Fisher and famed actress Debbie Reynolds, died earlier today, according to the Ronald Reagan Hospital in LA.

20' of guardrail damaged in West Point crash

   December 27, 2016 at 3:55 PM:  Caltrans was notified that a Chevy Colorado reportedly damanged around 20' of guardrail on Hwy 26 at Higdon Road in West Point.

   The vehicle overturned, but no injuries were indicated. CHP is at the scene.

Car goes over embankment in Arnold

   December 27, 2016 at 3:45 PM:  A car reportedly ran off Rancho Paradiso near Hwy 4 and went down the embankment.

   No injuries have been indicated.   Be extra cautious as they recover the vehicle.

Now that Angels Camp's Golf Pro is gone...

   Now that the City of Angels Camp has sent its favorite Golf Pro on his way to greener courses, isn't it time to clean house completely.  Even with one mouthy gossip on the Council, why not use her as the mop!!

   How about a new Planning Director (or better-known as professional hot dog contest entrant), and a new Police Chief (one who isn't afraid of the press)  and who doesn't have wrecks or play with his dog all day?  We like cops whose best friends are NOT the criminals, either!!

CHP thanks for reporting reckless driver

    CHP reports that during the Christmas weekend they handled 4 minor injury collisions; none of which were DUI related.

   They did arrest one person for being under the influence.  They want to thank those citizens who reported a reckless driver to 911. Because of the calls, they were able to locate and arrest that driver for being DUI.

Calaveras Supervisors meet next in January 2017

   The Calaveras Supervisors have been led by an incompetent, mean and vicious bully for the past two years, Cliff Edson.

   After losing his re-election he skipped the last two meetings, for which he is being paid full  time. The next Calaveras Supervisor meeting is scheduled for January 10, 2017. We have four new Supervisors taking seats at that time.

Traffic collision on Hwy 88

   December 27, 2016 at 9:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Silver Lake.

  CHP is en route to this collision. It isn't known if there are injuries.

Calaveras Supervisors falling apart--two no-shows!

   UPDATE:  Due to the fact that only three Supervisors showed up, they were unable to get a 4/5 vote to put the $300,000 given to them by CSAC for the Butte

Valley Springs man arrested for threats

   On December 26, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Dean Owen Newby (59) of Valley Springs at his residence on Hedgepeth Road.

    Newby was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse, Threatening a Crime with Intent to Terrorize and False Imprisonment with Violence, all felonies.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Redskins team name BANNED

 UPDATE:  After reviewing the Tulare High School mascot name has been changed, but Calaveras High School has not chosen

Cal Fire announces Arbor Week Contest

   CalFire is announcing the annual Arbor Week Poster and Video contest for 2017.  CalFire encourages the importance of trees in our state!  HUH??? Aren't they the ones making us cut down and make our trees ugly???

  Anyway, all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students can enter the Poster Contest, and 6th 7th and 8th grade students can enter the video contest.  The theme this year is Trees are Superheroes.  Ask your teacher to get your class involved.

Animal hazard in Farmington

   December 26, 2016 at 10:35 AM:  Some type of animal is on Milton Road near Sonora Road in the Farmington area.

   It isn't clear what type of animal, but it's usually a cow in that part of San Joaquin County.

CCWD continues pipeline work

   Calaveras County Water District (CCWD) is continuing work on the new pipeline in Arnold this week in various locations.

   Drive carefully and watch for signs.

Drive carefully: Roads are icy

   December 26, 2016 at 9:25 AM:  Please slow down and drive carefully this morning, especially if you are in the higher elevations.

   Everything is frozen and the roads are icy. 

Editor: I wanted a gun for Christmas

    Dear Editor:

    I doubt that I'm alone when I say I actually asked for a handgun

Rollover collision in Copperopolis

    December 26, 2016 at 9 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a rollover vehicle at Hwy 4 and Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis.

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

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Have a wonderful, peaceful Merry Christmas everyone!

Santa is on his way on his trip around the world!

US of Trump says cutting off money to California...

   Trump says he is cutting off any money coming to California from the Federal Government if we allow sanctuary cities.

   Now more people want to secede than ever. Why would we pay Trump taxes if he's not going to send the money back to the state.  The US of Trump is not going to protect us anyway.

Actress Carrie Fisher has heart attack

   Carrie Fisher, (Princess Leia in Star Wars) apparently had a heart attack on a flight from London yesterday.  She is in intensive care.

   Her mother is Debbie Reynolds and her father was Eddie Fisher. We wish her well.

Traffic collision in Oakdale

   December 24, 2016 at 11:05 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 108 and Willms Road in Oakdale.

   An ambulance and CHP are en route to the scene. Slow down and get to your destination safely!

You can track Santa.....

   You can track Santa's trip with the kids on either Norad or Google maps. Its on the home page of Google this morning.

   Have fun!!!

Cahins required on Hwy 4

   December 24, 2016 at 10 AM:  Chains are required on Hwy 4 above Arnold this morning.

   Chains are required on Hwy 88 in Pine Grove and at Twain Harte on Hwy 108. Drive carefully!!  

Friday, December 23, 2016

Traffic collision in Sonora area

   December 23, 2016 at 2 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Wards Ferry Road near Tinnin Road in the Sonora area.

    An ambulance and CHP are en route to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Hang in there!  Santa's coming!!!

Tow truck Collision on Hwy 4 at Hwy 99

   December 23, 2016 at 1:50 PM:  A tow truck collided with the guardrail on Hwy 4 (xtown) eastbound merge with Hwy 99 in Stockton.

   An ambulance and CHP are en route to the scene. The passenger was reportedly injured.

Chains required on Hwy 4, 88

  December 23, 2016 at 1:25 PM:  Chains are now required at Camp Connell on Hwy 4 in Ebbetts Pass.

   On Hwy 88 chains are now required at Dew Drop in Amador County.  On Hwy 108 chains are now required east of Long Barn.

Don't forget..... put out some seeds for the birds!!!

Flooding...and the storm begins

   December 23, 2016 at 8:25 AM:  Hwy 12 has been reported flooding near Central Hill Road outside San Andreas.

   Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Those who passed away in Calaveras County

  Those who have recently passed away in Calaveras County are:

   Kenneth H. Gallagher passed away

Big rig vs. car in Pioneer

   December 22, 2016 at 2:10 PM:  A big rig and a car have collided on Inspiration Drive in Pioneer.

   Minor injuries have been reported. A tow truck is responding.

Tom Pratt running for Calaveras District 3 Supervisor

   We just learned that Tom Pratt, who sits on the Vallecito Union School District Board, is officially running for Supervisor in District 3.

   We will have more information about Tom in the near future. Tom is well-like and gets along with conservatives and liberals, which is important in District 3 in Calaveras County.


8 out of 10 now shop online

   A Pew Research Study indicates that more and more Americans are shopping online.

   In fact, 8 out of 10 say they now do much of their shopping online instead of in the stores.

California State Christmas Tree

Do not go gently into that good night!!

   With a man like Donald Trump at the helm of our country, no one knows what kind of war or other horrid mess we will be into soon, but due to his hatred of any honest press:

   All media, local and national must remember:

   Do not go gently

Marriage Certificates in Calaveras County

   Those who received marriage certificates in Calaveras County in November and December of 2016 are:

    Dennis James Silva and Linda Joyce

Arnold shooting mystery solved

      According to the Calaveras Sheriff, the shooting in Arnold on December 8, 2016 led to an investigation and several search warrants were served.

   The result of the investigation led to 2 townhomes on Manual Mill Road

Thank you Calaveras Supervisor Chair Chris Wright

   Now that Cliff Edson hasn't been showing up (although he's still getting paid) the RIGHTFUL Chair of the Calaveras Supervisors Chris Wright has corrected the agenda order.  They have a meeting on December 27, 2016 at 8 AM in San Andreas.

   Edson had reversed the Regular and Consent Agenda to hurt public comments on Consent items. Thank you Chair Wright!!  What else did Edson screw up that will have to be fixed???

Scented candles at True Value

Wonderful Christmas scents!
Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold

Large German Shepherd on Hwy 99

   December 22, 2016 at 9 AM:  A large German Shepherd has been reported sitting on the edge of Hwy 99 northbound at Liberty Road in Galt.

   CHP is en route to the area. Be cautious until the dog can be removed from the roadway.

Decked out for the Holidays

Traffic collision in Arnold

   December 22, 2016 at 6:45 AM:  A red Jeep has overturned on Hwy 4 and Sierra Parkway in Arnold.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance are en route to the scene. Be extra cautious in the area.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CalBuzz: Pro-slave electoral college

   CalBuzz reported yesterday that the Pro-Slave Electoral College had formalized the election of a 'crazy man', who lost the popular vote by around 3 million.

  Their headline:  Done Deal; Crazy person to control Nukes!!

Jumper reported on Hwy 99

   December 21, 2016 at 9:30 AM:  A jumper was reported on Hwy 99 at Hammett Road in Modesto by a woman who thought he was going to land on her car.

   CHP and other authorities are en route to the scene and making a traffic break in the area.

Amy Schumer buys a farm

   Comedian Amy Schumer bought her father an early Christmas present yesterday. It was a farm, the location of which was not given.

   It was not just any farm, though. It was the farm the family lost when she was 9; they lost
everything at that time in a bankruptcy.

First Day of Winter

Super moon over Spanish Castle!  Wow!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

What a beautiful tree ....

...and outside, where it can live!!

CCF gets donation

   Calaveras Community Foundation reports that it received a donation, although they don't give the amount, from the Federlein Fund in San Francisco.

   They are giving it to the Humane Society, the Food Pantries and the Senior Center. The money is supposed to go to seniors only.

Put out a StarShower and you'll know...

...just how truly

School out! Traffic lighter

   For those who commute from Ebbetts Pass to the county or Angels Camp, we hear that they are enjoying the lighter traffic this week.

   With schools in the area on vacation, no buses or teens in cars on the highway. They are right! It is nice to drive without buses.  Don't get used to it, though. It's only for two weeks.

Structure fire in Columbia

 UPDATE at 11:25 AM:  We just heard a report that this is an approximate 1200 sq ft. 2 story wood residence that is fully involved.  One fire vehicle has broken down on Parrotts Ferry Road en route to the fire.   Another fire vehicle is reported broken down on Italian Bar Road.

Deputies abandon chase of woman on foot!!!

   December 20, 2016 at 10:35 AM:  Calaveras Sheriff's deputies were chasing some poor woman who had reportedly

Major injuries in Hwy 12 collision

   According to a CHP report on December 19, 2016 around 5:30 PM Olivia Fowler (18) of Wallace was driving a 2005 Honda Civic westbound on Hwy 12 approaching Southworth Road

Erratic driving leads to crash on Hwy 99

   December 20, 2016 at 9:45 AM:  First reported to CHP as an erratic driver on Hwy 99 southbound, a car that hit the guardrail and apparently struck two other vehicles went on down Hwy 99 and finally overturned near Whitmore in Ceres.

  CHP and an ambulance are en route to the scene. There is debris all over the roadway, so please be extra cautious if in that area.

Ladder on Hwy 99

   UPDATE:  Ladder has been removed.

Traffic collision in Pine Grove

   December 20, 2016 at 9 AM:  At traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Mt Zion Road in Pine Grove.

   An ambulance, CHP and a tow truck are en route to the scene. Be careful if headed that way.

Zsa Zsa: "I'm a great housekeeper...

.....every time I leave a man, I keep his house."

   The one and only Zsa Zsa was married to nine different rich men during her life, the last one a prince.

Traffic collision in Escalon

   December 20, 2016 at 7 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 120 in Escalon with one person trapped inside a vehicle.

   CHP and an ambulance are en route to the scene. Be careful as the road is blocked.

Monday, December 19, 2016

But do we get catnip????

We deserve it after this!

Car vs. deer in Arnold

   December 19, 2016 at 3:20 PM:  In a collision with a deer, the CHP says no injuries, but then goes on to say the witness says the deer is badly injured, but still alive.

   CHP is en route to the scene. Be cautious if in that area. No deer warning whistles equals dead deer and damaged car.

Watch for cow on Hwy 4

   December 19, 2016 at 3:15 PM:   Watch for a young cow on Hwy 4 near Hunt Road in the Copperopolis area.

   CHP is en route to the scene.

As of today, Trump and Putin....

Racist, sex maniac in charge of
our country, money megla-monger!
    As of today, Trump and Putin are in charge of Ameri-kkk-a. Their goal is to make each other richer and richer at our expense. Protest signs have been showing this statement today.

   The electoral college is expected to vote Trump in, at Russia's request and with their assistance, and there is nothing the REAL people of the US can do about it.

Puppies found abandoned

These puppies were found abandoned in this barrel.
Volunteers are finding homes for them. There are
way too many crazy evil animal abusers running
free in this world!!!

Traffic collision in Arnold

   UPDATE:  This is apparently actually on Hwy 4. Injured are on Blagen Road.

   December 19, 2016 at 11:05 AM:  A traffic collision

Rape arrest in Arnold

   On December 17, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Department arrested Wayne Hugh Varn (45) of Arnold on Linda Drive.

   Varn was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Rape of a victim unable to give Consent, a felony, and for Driving with a Suspended License, a misdemeanor.

Caltrans work on Hwy 26

   During this week, December 19 through the 22nd, Caltrans is striping and doing other roadwork on Hwy 26 in the Mokelumne Hill area.

   Be cautious and expect traffic delays.

Constance Vivienne Giannini of San Andreas

   Constance Giannini went home to be with her Lord on December 15, 2016.  She was 95 years old.

   She was born Constance Johns on February 4, 1921 in

Hwy 4 dead tree work continues

   December 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM:  Dead tree cutting continues on Hwy 4 in Ebbetts Pass this week.

  Expect delays. What a mess!!  Be careful and pay attention to the signs.

Gun Safe on Acampo roadway

   December 19, 2016 at 9:25 AM:  A gun safe has been reported on Ward Road near Elliot Road in Acampo.

   CHP is en route to the area. How it got there is not known.

Rogue One takes box office

   The newest Star Wars movie, Rogue One, took in $155 million at the Box Office over the weekend.

   It broke expectations of $130 million. 

Vehicle vs. deer in Soulsbyville

   December 19, 2016 at 9:15 AM:  A vehicle reportedly hit a deer on Hwy 108 in Soulsbyville.

   CHP is en route to the scene, along with a tow truck.  Be cautious and use bumper deer warning whistles to help prevent hitting the deer.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99

  Hungarian born Zsa Zsa Gabor has died. She was 99 years old. She was once charged with slapping a police officer who pulled her over for speeding.

   Famous for being Miss Hungary in 1936, she made the talk show circuit in Hollywood with her short skirts and sexy voice. 

Albino owl.....

...just a baby, getting its feathers..cute!

Traffic collision at Big Trees State Park

  UPDATE:  Someone is taking a male who was injured to hospital. CHP concerned.  Trying to pull them over at Red Apple.  The Calaveras Sheriff has been notified.

Calf on Hwy 4

   December 18, 2016 at 3:45 PM:  A calf has been reported on Hwy 4 near Hunt Road in Copperopolis.

   Be cautious until CHP can locate the owner and remove the calf from the roadway.

Jupiter isn't so far....

..only about 37,000 kilometers away.
This photo taken on December 17, 2016

Traffic collision in Sonora

   December 18, 2016 at 10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 108 and Lime Kiln Road in Sonora.

  One car reportedly overturned. There are minor injuries indicated. Be careful out there. Roads are slick.

Cows out on Hwy 49

🐮🐮   December 18, 2016 at 8:50 AM:  Cows have been reported out on Hwy 49 at Redhill Road in Carson Hill.

   Be extra cautious until the owner can be located and cows put back in pasture.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Trump brings more ALLIGATORS to Swamp

   According to Elizabeth Warren and others, Donald Trumps lies about 'draining the swamp' were such wanton lies that he has now brought even more alligators into the swamp.

  Every appointment he has made to his cabinet is yet another layer of racist, money-mongering or war-mongering swamp creatures; no way would he ever 'drain the swamp' as he called it!

Scott Baio says Red Hot Chili Pepper attacked him

   On Saturday, Scott Baio was at a school event with his daughter in Thousand Oaks, along with the wife of Red Hot Chili Pepper's drummer Nancy Mack.

   Mack and Bair got into a discussion about Trump

"California is a Nation, not a State"

   There is a movement afoot to gather signatures to place an initiative on the ballot next spring in California; that to secede from Trumps' USA.

   Their signs say "California is a Nation, not a State". California has the 5th largest economy in the world and many feel it would do better on its own than under a Trump regime. Are they right???

Boat tied to telephone pole on Hwy 4

   December 17, 2016 at 10:45 AM:  CHP has received a report of a boat tied to a telephone pole on Hwy 4 near Kaiser Road below Farmington.

   The boat is partially in the lane, so be cautious.  At least it's tied up so it can't get away!!

Finally! A woman more suited to Trump?

Trump now apparently pursuing a woman more his age...Janet Yellen!
We hear they are already BFF's! If it keeps him away from innocent
younger women, that's good!

Elevator rescue underway in Sonora

   December 17, 2016 at 10:35 AM:  The fire department has been dispatched to the Sonora Inn Hotel on Washington Street in Sonora to perform an elevator rescue.

   Apparently people are stuck in the elevator at the hotel.  No other details have been provided.

StarShower motion light at Arnold True Value--Amazing!! But don't aim at planes


Authorities are warning the public to please not aim your StarShower
up into the sky where it might interfere with planes

Trump: You're not vicious and violent anymore, right???

Neither Trump nor his fans will ever change!
   Trump is trying to tell his fans at his rallies that they are no longer the violent, vicious people who supported him now that they've won. Sure. Right. Uh Huh?

   This is during a speech where they were chanting "lock her up" and other virulent things. His fans are his fans! They are just as violent and vicious now and they always were. Racists are always violent and vicious in their minds and hearts!!

NASA photo of the Day--Taken December 14, 2016

Christmas decorations in outer space. Fantastic!

Earth split into 600,000 fragments by ROADS - Wildlife has NO chance!!

   It's no wonder that wildlife is being decimated in every area of the world. Every day we see deer and other wildlife killed and maimed by vehicles as they attempt to cross our roadways for food and water. So sad, as many of us live here because we love the forest and it's creatures.

   A recent study shows that the earth is actually now split into 600,000 fragments by roads humans have built. And even more are decimating our forest lands due to OHV's, now allowed to violate the land.  Before another generation passes, we will likely not see much wildlife remaining on this Earth.

Traffic collision on Hwy 88 in Stockton

   December 17, 2016 at 9:35 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Wilcox Road near Hwy 99 in Stockton.

   Several CHP are at the scene. An ambulance is en route. Be extra cautious if in the area.

Cow on Hwy 88

   December 17, 2016 at 7:35 AM:  A cow has been reported on Hwy 88 in Ione.

   Be careful until CHP can locate the owner and remove it from the roadway.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tree removal continues on Hwy 4

   All next week, December 19-22, 2016 there will be delays and one-way traffic control at various areas on Hwy 4 between Vallecito and Camp Connell.

   Be extra cautious as large equipment will be parked near the roadway for removal of dead trees. This work is Caltran removal near the highway. 

Traffic collision in Tuttletown

   UPDATE:  CHP reports that although this was a collision carelessly caused by a distracted driver, both were wearing seatbelts and injuries were minor.

A sleepy bear wishes you......

...a Happy, peaceful Holiday Season!

Hit and run collision reported in Angels Camp

   December 16, 2016 at 2 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a reported hit and run collision on Dogtown Road near Schmauder Mine Road in the Angels Camp area.

   No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is en route.

Clara Margaret Briski of Mountain Ranch

   Clara Margaret Briski, 81, passed away on December 13, 2016 surrounded by her family at her home in Mountain Ranch.

   She was born on April 7, 1935 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Claude and Alma (Lewis) Hix and grew up in Mountain Ranch,