Saturday, January 30, 2016

Infamous quotes by Sheriff Kuntz

    UPDATE:  We have one anonymous person who is continually trying to get us to stop writing about the infamous Sheriff Kuntz.

   Our reply is that he had every opportunity to be an honorable

Screech owls in rehab

These three adorable screech owls were found in
the Santa Monica Mountains and are now in rehab 

Butte Fire Victim: "WHERE WAS THE AIR SUPPORT??"

   After many months of pussyfooting around, afraid to upset the firefighters who tried to battle a hopeless cause, the public is speaking out more and more.

   One man who stated he was burned out like it was a "Terrorist Attack"

Another vehicle chase and CRASH

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office, on January 28, 2016 around 3:25 PM, a Calaveras County deputy observed a white van parked at Froggy's Auto Wash

Friday, January 29, 2016

Angels Camp Police release info on Bret Harte threat

   According to Angels Camp Police on January 29, 2016 at approximately 9:20 AM, they received information from Bret Harte High School staff regarding a possible threat to shoot

Kool and the Gang refuse GOP invitation

   Shocking!  Just shocking!  Disco singing group Kool and the Gang have refused an invitation to entertain Republicans at their coming convention.

   We just can't understand it. Can you??

Calaveras Community Foundation deadline nears

    The deadline for applying for grants from Calaveras Community Foundation for 2016 is February 15, 2016.

   Forms and information is available at

Bicyclist killed on Farmington Road

  Early in the morning of January 29, 2016 a bicyclist was reported dead at the scene of an apparent vehicle hit and run on Farmington Road near Hwy 99 in Stockton.

   Authorities are investigating the case, and are asking if there are any possible witnesses.

Overturned car on Obyrnes Ferry Road

  January 29, 2016 at 10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Obyrnes Ferry Road, near the bridge on the Tuolumne County side.

    One vehicle has overturned and is blocking the roadway. No injuries have been indicated.

Traffic collision in Tuolumne

   January 29, 2016 at 9:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Yosemite Drive in Tuolumne.

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

Police called to Bret Harte High School

  UPDATE:  Apparently, we have learned that it was reported a student had a gun at Bret Harte High School so the Calaveras Sheriff went into a wild spin.

Rain, Rain, please wash the...

...dirty racist cops, KKK's and crazy gun lunatics out
of Calaveras!

Car runs off Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  This collision has now been cleared.

Tribute to Tim Russert

   Morning Joe just did a short tribute to Tim Russert, the much loved and respected Meet the Press host who died a few years ago.

   We well remember the shock and sadness of that day.  There is no one can take his place. Joe Scarborough credits Russert with making Morning Joe famous. Really nice tribute.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Calaveras Sheriff: Flash Flood Watch

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office is warning Calaveras County residents, especially those in the Butte Fire area, that tomorrow, January 29, 2016 could be a day of Flash Flood Warnings.

   Use caution if traveling in the burned areas to avoid being subjected to a flash flood.

Calaveras Sheriff's Office Volunteer vs. sign in Copperopolis

   January 28, 2016 at 2:45 PM:  A collision has been reported on Obyrnes Ferry Road and Spangler Lane in Copperopolis where a Calaveras Sheriff's Office Volunteer deputy has hit a sign.

   CHP is at the scene. No injuries have been indicated.

"NO" Parking by Bret Harte High--Tryon Park Contract

   The Angels Camp City Council will meet at the Firehouse on February 2, 2016 for a regular meeting.

   On the agenda is banning parking

Early morning chase and crash in San Andreas

   Per CHP on January 28, 2016 at 3:30 AM David Hunter (55) of Pleasanton was driving a 1992 Ford Econoline southbound on Hwy 49 south of Red Hill Road in San Andreas at approximately 60 MPH while fleeing

James Woodson of Valley Springs

   James Arthur Woodson, born September 6, 1949 in Stockton, made his home in Valley Springs for the past 33 years.  On January 26, 2016 he died at home of natural causes at age 66.

Head-on Collision in Railroad Flat

   According to the CHP report, David Williams (44) of Railroad Flat was driving a 1990 Dodge Dakota eastbound on Railroad Flat Road west of Buchanan Way at an unknown speed.

You have a Neighbor from Hell if......# 15

   If your neighbors owe you money, never paid for anything, even a court ordered payment and continue to steal, live their racist, no-good lives as if it just doesn't matter...

  You have  "Neighbors from Hell"!! Lazy,

Gorgeous Sea Turtle

We must make sure these fantastic creatures survive!

Calaveras KKK Project - Where is Rachel Maddow??

   What Calaveras County needs now is ... love, sweet love!  Well, true, but we're not going to get it with the racists that have permeated out county and are poisoning our government.

Addicted to "Breaking Bad"??

   On Wednesday evenings the Sundance Channel is running back to back episodes of "Breaking Bad" and it seems many just can't get enough of this quality series, even in re-runs.

   Last night it was season 2 and those who had missed some episodes were extremely happy.  In the final episode of the night was the two jets colliding in the air and the stuffed animal falling into the pool.

The Three Tea Potties can do it all in Calaveras County

   We thought it was perfect when Calaveras Supervisor (Freaky Pastor) Edson got upset that the Three Tea Potties are now running all Commissions and Committees, at their own insistence.

Two arrested at Turner Park

  On January 27, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Christina Michelle Sharrah (25) of San Andreas around 12:45 AM at Turner Park.

   Sharrah was booked into the Calaveras County Jail

Cow on Olive Orchard Road

   January 28, 2016 at 8:10 AM:  Animal control has been notified about a cow out on Olive Orchard Road and Pleasant Oaks Road in Rancho Calaveras.

   Be extra careful if headed in that direction until roadway is clear.

Collision on Hwy 4 at Obyrnes Ferry Road

   January 28, 2016 at 8 AM:  CHP are in the process of clearing a traffic collision that occurred at Hwy 4 and Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis.

   Two tow trucks were required. Minor injuries were reported. Use extra caution until the roadway is clear.  

Cow on Hwy 108

   January 28, 2016 at 6:30 AM:  A cow has been reported on Hwy 108 near Tulloch Dam Road.

   CHP is en route, but use caution if in that area.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Custom Entry can change everything....

Call ALCAL Door & Trim at
795-9240 or 736-4558
or email

Traffic collision on Hwy 99

  January 27, 2016 at 2:45 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on northbound Hwy 99 at Lathrop Road in Lathrop.

   Two tow trucks are en route to the scene. It isn't yet known  if there are any injuries.

AnimalScapes Artist Winner

Wendy Rogers of Amador County won 1st place in the
AnimalScapes Painting category at Ironstone Vineyards
with "Black Bear-Colorful Woods".

Traffic collision in Lockeford

  January 27, 2016 at 12:40 PM:  A vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Cotton Street in Lockeford.

   Tow truck are en route to the scene. No injuries have been indicated.

Vehicle vs tree in San Andreas

   UPDATE per CHP:  No pedestrian involved. Vehicle vs. tree with no injuries.

If you choose to live in the boondocks of D2?

   Tonja Dausend was one of many taxpayers who spoke about the Calaveras Transit expense, due to low ridership.  Supervisor Wright was visibly upset that D2 was being cut to two trips a week.

Which Tea Potty person is Supervisor (Gun Lunatic) Oliveira campaigning for???

Joining Oliveira on the Tea Potty is
Dennis Mills, running against
Supervisor Debbie Ponte???
   At every Calaveras Supervisor's meeting Supervisor (Gun Lunatic) Michael Oliveira finds something to pick on Debbie Ponte for. Why???

Dog at Hwy 26 in Rancho Calaveras

   January 27, 2016 at 9 AM:  A large dog was reported at Hwy 26 and Dove Creek Lane in Rancho Calaveras that appeared injured.

   CHP did not find an injury, but transported the dog to Animal Services in San Andreas.  If you are missing your dog, go to the Calaveras County pound.

Many millennials love Socialism.....

   As we have seen lately, Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Socialist, has gained in popularity due to the young voters, mostly due to the Great Recession.

   The millennials, who virtually grew up since December of '07, watched their parents struggle to keep a job, lose their investments and even their homes. Therefore Democratic Socialism looks good to them and crony Capitalism. bad.

Abe Vigoda "Fish" died

   Abe Vigoda was 94 years old when he died in his sleep last night, according to his family.

   He was a character actor who played "Fish" in the Barney Miller TV show and was in the Godfather, acting well into his 80's.

No "kindness" from Calaveras Supervisors

    Nearly the second the photo op for "kindness" was over, the public came forward to slam the Chair of the Calaveras Supervisors for his lack of "kindness".  And "Freaky Pastor) Edson dares to be running for re-election??

   Cliff (Freaky Pastor) Edson, a close friend of racist Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse, has bullied his way through the past year as Chair and continues to bully everyone who attempts to object to his bad policies.

Bundy gang arrested--Blue Tarp man killed

Lavoy Finicum was interviewed
from beneath his blue tarp, known as
 Blue Tarp Man! He is now dead!
   The FBI took down the Bundy gang while they were driving to a meeting yesterday. The man known as the Blue Tarp Man, was Lavoy Finicum, and is now dead.

   It has been reported that Amon Bundy is in custody. They had illegally occupied federal land in Oregon for nearly a month.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Calaveras Elected officials are never made LIABLE

   The problem with government is that, like in the case of Flint, Michigan's water poisoning, the elected officials responsible, are never financially or criminally

Car Fire in Patterson

   January 26, 2016 at 3:30 PM:  A car fire has been reported at Del Puerto Canyon Road and Diablo Grande Road in Patterson.

   Fire personnel are en route to the scene. Use caution if in the area.

Threat with tire iron after Hit and Run?

   January 26, 2016 at 1:30 PM:  A hit and run was reported on Hwy 108 and Kennedy Road in Oakdale when a vehicle was sideswiped.

   Finally both vehicles stopped on Kennedy Road and the suspect apparently got out of his vehicle with a tire iron, but then laid it down. CHP is at the scene.

Cow out on Hwy 26

  January 26, 2016 at 10:45 AM:  A cow has been reported out on Olive Orchard Drive and Hwy 26.

   CHP has notified the owner, who is en route to the scene. Be careful if in that area.

Traffic collision in Riverbank

   January 26, 2016 at 8:15 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Claribel and Coffee Road in the Riverbank area.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene. Be extra careful if in the vicinity.

UPDATE: Holly gets a home!! Hooray!! --(Holly needs a home.....)

Holly is ready for adoption at the Calaveras Animal Shelter
in San Andreas. Come and visit her!

Orphaned...due to hunting, some of it poaching

Orphaned infant elephants that are found are taken to
a refuge center and nursed by hand. Many of them
die anyway due to shock and stress.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Car Fire in Twain Harte

   January 25, 2016 at 3 PM:  A car fire has been reported on Hwy 108 and Twain Harte Drive in Twain Harte.

   Emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in this area.

Traffic Collision on Hwy 4

   According to CHP on January 23, 2016 around 11 PM Karen Gomez (18) of Turlock was traveling westbound on Hwy 4 west of Pool Station Road below Angels Camp, in a 2006 Hyundai 

Horse on Crows Landing Road

  January 25, 2016 at 1 PM:  A horse has been reported at Fink and Crows Landing Road in Crows Landing.

   Be careful if headed that way.

Another FAKE kindness week at Calaveras County

   At the January 26, 2016 Calaveras Supervisor meeting, our three vicious, mean, bully Supervisors plan to announce that the current week is "kindness" week.

   As we all know, every year they play this game; the presenter leaves the room and they all return to their true personalities, anything but kind. What a joke!!!

Wells discussed at Amador County Land Use Committee

   On January 27, 2016 at 2 PM the Amador County Land Use Committee will meet to discuss water wells.

   The meeting will be held in conference room C at the Admin building on Court Street in Jackson.  Supervisors Boitano and Forster serve on this committee.

Collision in Valley Springs

   January 25, 2016 at 9:15 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

   Be cautious if in that area until CHP can clear the vehicles. An ambulance is en route to the scene.

Collision on Hwy 99

   January 25, 2016 at 8:15 AM:  A collision was reported on Hwy 99 at the Hwy 4 Crosstown Freeway in Stockton.

   Be cautious in that area. No injuries were reported, but tow trucks may be loading vehicles.

In case you missed it....

   In case you weren't able to stay awake for SNL, the skit of Trump and Palin was absolutely terrific.

   Hilarious! You can see it on YouTube.

Fog in the Valley

  January 25, 2016 at 7:10 AM:  Be extra cautious is headed for the valley areas today.

   There is heavy fog on many of the roadways.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Volunteer deputies help with Copper Run

     On January 23, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff Volunteer deputies provided traffic control during the Annual Copper run.

   This is the annual fundraising event for the Copperopolis Fire Department. There was a good turnout and the weather was cool and clear.

Broncos going to SuperBowl

   The Denver Broncos defense held on to win the game against the Patriots and head for Santa Clara and the SuperBowl.

   Peyton Manning, in what may be his final year of play for the NFL, will lead the Broncos against whoever wins the next game.

Forty illegally parked vehicles

   January 24, 2016 at 1:20 PM:  CHP just received a report that around 40 vehicles are illegally parked on Hwy 108 at Little Sweden.

   CHP is en route to the area. Be cautious if headed that way.

The General night!

Photo by Christian of the
Giant Sequoias, the
Sentinels of our California forests

Tree down on Hwy 26

January 24, 2016 at 7:50 AM:  A tree has been reported down on Hwy 26 at Flying Dove Lane in Glencoe.

   Be extra careful in that area until a crew can remove it.

Mudslide on Murphys Grade Road

   January 24, 2016 at 7:45 AM:  A mud and rock slide has been reported on the Murphys Grade Road, just outside Angels Camp.

   A county road crew is being dispatched to clean it up, but be careful in that area until it is completed.

Two escape from police, then call police for help

El Dorado County Sheriff
   Two men who were pulled over on Hwy 50 near Kyburz Friday night, ran into the forest, crossing the river to escape capture.

   Early Saturday morning, however, they called the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office for help.  They were freezing to death. Both men suffered from hypothermia and frostbite and were taken to a hospital for treatment, where they were arrested.

State of Jefferson in Calaveras County???

   As usual our Calaveras Supervisors had a long discussion about the Tea Potty's State of Jefferson bunch making a presentation in Calaveras County.

   They requested 3 hours at the Board of Supervisors. What difference does it make? Governor Brown would veto any idiotic idea like this anyway? Get a grip, Supervisors!!

Chain Control on Hwy 4

   January 24, 2016: Caltrans has posted chain control at Camp Connell on Hwy 4 in Calaveras County.

NFL Playoffs today

  On January 24, 2016 the Broncos face the Patriots at 12 Noon and the Cardinals face off against the Panthers at 3:30 PM.

   Winners play in the Super Bowl!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Cliff Edson's Scheme of Clear-cutting for Water

    Calaveras Supervisor (Freaky Pastor) Edson has been on a grand slam bullying scheme to clear-cut Calaveras County to give more water to Los Angeles.

   The Governor is encouraging him

Woman booked for 21 misdemeanors

   On January 22, 2016 the Calaveras County Superior Court ordered Angela Rose Lindow (30) of Valley Springs remanded to the Calaveras County Jail.

   Lindow was booked into the jail for 7 separate outstanding Warrants for 21 separate offenses, including alleged Drug Possession, Possession of Switchblade, Resisting arrest, Violation of Probation, etc., all misdemeanors.

Big rig with petroleum stuck on Hwy 88

   January 23, 2016 at 9:40 AM:  A big rig full of petroleum is chained up but can't get up Hwy 88 at Carson Spur due to the roads being icy.

   CHP has called for a big rig tow and Caltrans to sand the roadway. Be extra careful in that area.

How do bisons survive in Yellowstone?

Amazing!  Bison take turns plowing a path
in deep snow in Yellowstone National Park!

Traffic collision in Clements

   January 23, 2016 at 9:25 AM:  A traffic collision at Liberty Road and Mackville Road in Clements has the roadway blocked.

   An ambulance is en route due to injuries.  Use extra caution if headed that way.

Today is National Pie Day!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Vicki Hollars of Angels Camp

   Vicki Rea Hollars passed peacefully on January 16, 2016, surrounded by family and loved ones at her home in Angels Camp. She was 58.

   Born in San Fernando on October 18, 1957 to Verna & Clee Scott, the family moved to Angels Camp

North HIghlands gone to the DOGS???

   On January 21, 2016 there were two fires reported at homes in the North Highlands area of Sacramento.

   Firemen reported having to save 14 dogs from one house and 17 dogs from the other house (and not puppies).  What we'd like to know is, WHO has to clean up all that dog poop??

Collision in Arnold

   January 22, 2016 at 9:50 AM: A traffic collision has been reported on Longmans Lane in Arnold.

   No injuries have been indicated. Be careful if in the area.

Who wants to buy Playboy Mansion??

   As most everyone now knows, the Playboy Mansion is up for sale. The asking price is $200 million and that includes Hugh Heffner.

   Now it is rumored that Larry Flynt, owner of Hustler Magazine, wants to buy the mansion, but minus Heffner.  Funny....

New gas station in Burson? 24,000 gallons fuel storage??

   On January 28, 2016 the Calaveras Planning Commission will hold a hearing for the Burson Market, who is requesting to add a gas station to the property on Hwy 12.

   Two 12,000 gallon above ground storage tanks are part of the request. A Conditional Use Permit is required by code, but we understand that Supervisor Edson (this is District 1) wants to waive that, as he and Supervisor Kearney did for the asphalt plant in Rancho Calaveras.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

300 Truckloads of shredded wood coming to Butte Fire

   BLM just announced that Mountain West Helicopters of Alpine, Utah got the contract to dump wood shreds on the Butte Fire.

   35,000 cubic yards will be dumped on around 1400 acres in the Jesus Maria Creek fire area.

As expected: Ducks endorse quacks!

   It's true!  The Ducks of Duck Dynasty have endorsed Donald Trump and Sarah Palin for President.

   No surprises here! Ducks always endorse quacks!!

Angels Camp City Council rejects marijuana ban - Good Decision!!

   After reviewing the January 19, 2016 City Council meeting discussion and vote, we want to credit the four councilmembers who voted AGAINST staff's recommendation to ban marijuana cultivation within the City limits.

Bears in the pool....

A mama a 5 cubs getting a backyard pool!!

Stanislaus National Forest Vista: RIM FIRE of the World - WHEN??

  I just had the need to look at the location of the Stanislaus National Forest Vista: Rim of the World, and now I know why I will not

Caltrans called for Ice on Hwy 88

   After a couple of minor collisions in the Truckee area, CHP requested that Caltrans sand Hwy 88 for ice.

   It isn't raining or snowing, but people don't seem to slow down and when they hit a patch of ice, oops!

Animal hazard on Hwy 4 iin Copperopolis

  UPDATE:  CHP has cleared the hazard without saying what it was.

Featured art at San Andreas gallery

   On January 30, 2016 and through February, the Calaveras Arts Council gallery in San Andreas will showcase the art of Terri Wilson of Murphys.

   A reception will be held beginning at 3 PM at the gallery. This sea turtle is an example of her work.

Phillip J. Langston, Ironworker

   Phillip J. Langston passed away on January 16, 2016 in Lodi.  He was 77 years old.

   Born April 8, 1938 in Ravia,

Butte Fire big rig backs into parked car

   January 21, 2016 at 8:55 AM:  CHP received a report that a Butte Fire clean-up big rig has backed into a parked car at Hawver Road and Jesus Maria Road in Mokelumne Hill.

   The crew of the big rig has now been called into the SDS office. Uh-oh!! No one was hurt in the collision, but safety is supposed to be their number 1 cause.

Starving baby seal found in Hayward

Photo by Hayward Police
   How it got there no one seems to know for sure, but the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center pickup up this baby seal from a business area in Hayward and hope to save it and return it to the wild.

   At first no one knew what it was, but Hayward Police were called and when they identified it as a baby seal, they notified the rescue center right away.

John Michael Stark, Calaveras Sheriff's deputy

   John Michael Stark passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stockton, from complications of emphysema. His family was at his bedside.

   John was born

Sarah Palin: President Obama's fault son arrested

       Sarah Palin addressed the arrest of her son during a speech for Trump yesterday by blaming President Obama for his violence since returning home.  He also was apparently in possession of a gun while intoxicated.

   She says her son came home from the military a changed person, and that he would have been okay if President Obama had allowed them to go "....kick ISIS's ASS!"  We can find no MUG SHOT!

Supervisor (Freaky Pastor) Edson agrees with racist Graham sermon?

   We do not believe that Supervisor (Freaky Pastor) Edson realized the Sierra Sentinel was in the chain of emails that sent him a copy of the racist sermon of Franklin Graham; the one that complained the legacy of white Christian males

Governor of Michigan apology enough??

   During his State of the State address Governor Snyder of Michigan fervently apologized to the residents of Flint for the poisoning of their water.

   Will it be enough to keep him in office. Not likely. He also blamed the Federal Government, since apparently the EPA knew.

It was the Cookie Monster's fault!

Sonora Police photo
   It turned out that a cookie caused the collision at the Inns of California Hotel on Washington Street in Sonora on January 20, 2016.

   Apparently, according to Sonora Police, Steven Cook (39) of Jamesstown, choked on a cookie and smashed into the support beam at the hotel. No one was hurt.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Calaveras Supervisor Edson: How wonderful is racist Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse???

"We love you, racist Franklin
 Graham, and your
Samaritan's Purse" 
   Things seem to be going from bad to worse in Calaveras County with the election of Tea Party wackos Supervisor (Freaky Pastor) Edson and his buds (Gun lunatic) Oliveira and (Ass-Phalt) Kearney!!

Car stuck in mud at Hogan

   January 20, 2016 at 4 PM:  CHP and a tow truck are working to retrieve a car that is stuck in the mud over 100' off Hogan Dam Road near Whiskey Creek in the Hogan Dam area.

    Be extra careful if in the area.

Traffic Collision in Standard area

   January 20, 2016 at 1:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 108 and Peaceful Oak Drive in the Standard area.

   Emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

The son of Billy Graham???? Samaritan's Purse???

   We recently received a copy of a sermon that Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham and leader of Samaritan's Purse gave at the First Baptist Church

Traffic collision in Sonora

  January 20, 2016 at 12:50 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Mono Way in Sonora.

   CHP and an ambulance have been dispatched to the scene. Use care if in that area.

Injured fawn on Parrotts Ferry Road

   January 20, 2016 at 12:30 PM:  An injured fawn has been reported on Parrotts Ferry Road at Porcina Way in Columbia.

   CHP has been notified. Use extra caution if headed in that direction.

House fire in Arnold

   UPDATE at 10:15 AM:  This fire has apparently been contained to the woodstove and flue in the house. Lots of nervous people in the area. Whew!

Say Cheese!!!!!

Today is National Cheese Lovers Day! YUMMMMMM...

Horse near Hwy 49 in Columbia

   January 20, 2016 at 9:20 AM:  A horse has been reported grazing right next to Rawhide and Hwy 49 in Columbia.

   CHP is en route but be extra cautious if headed that way until they can locate the owner.

Heavy Fog causes big rig rollover

   January 20, 2016 at 9 AM:  CHP has requested Caltrans to post for heavy fog on Hwy 99 after a big rig crashed and rolled over at the Jahant Road onramp in Acampo.

   CHP is at the scene. A heavy duty tow truck is en route to upright the truck. Be careful everywhere in the valley as the fog is heavy.

Public Intoxication complaint at Claussen's--arrest

   A complaint was received by the Angels Camp Police of Public Intoxication at Claussen's Corner in downtown Angels Camp.

   Claussen's insists they have not served the man, but

Angels Camp man arrested

   On January 19, 2016 Angels Camp Police arrested Randall Patrick Hagaman (30) of Angels Camp in the McDonald's parking lot on Hwy 49.

   Hagaman was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Felony Infliction of Corporal Injury on a Spouse.

Traffic collision on Hwy 88

   January 20, 2016 at 6:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Newby Road between Stockton and Waterloo.

   Minor injuries are indicated. A tow truck is en route to pull one vehicle out of a ditch.

Deer on Hwy 12

   January 20, 2016 at 5 AM:  A deer has been struck by a car on Hwy 12 at Southworth in Burson.

   CHP has been dispatched as the deer is still in the roadway.  Be careful if in the area.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mama and baby....

Protective mama and baby black bear
in the Blue Ridge National Park

Sacramento City website crashes

   Early this morning the City of Sacramento lost its website, a week after "Anonymous" threatened the act if they didn't allow the homeless to camp.

   It is now back up and administrators said it is totally normal again. Was it the "anonymous" people who caused it?

Scoundrels and crooks DO win elections!!

   Calaveras Supervisor (Freaky Pastor) Edson keeps trying to tell the public that he is making the Sheriff position appointment difficult to make sure that the best person wins. He stated that the Sheriff is he "example", the person that sets "policy" in the Sheriff's department. HUH??

    He knows as well as the rest of us that there are "Scoundrels and Crooks" who win elections and that Calaveras Sheriff Kuntz was anything but a good example for his deputies, so SHUT UP, Edson!!

Large boulder on Hwy 26

   January 19, 2016 at 2:55 PM:  A large boulder has been reported on Hwy 26 near Woodhouse Mine Road between Glencoe and West Point.

   Caltrans crews are en route to the scene. Be careful until they can clear the roadway.

Vehicle rolls on Burson Road

   January 19, 2016 at 2:35 PM:  CHP was called to Mark Twain Hospital where a young driver had been taken by her family after rolling a vehicle on Burson Road near Hwy 12.

   The vehicle landed on its wheels and was driven to another location. The driver suffered minor injuries. 

Tea Party Sweetheart endorses....

   Known by many as the sweetheart or darling of the Tea Party, Sarah Palin has decided to endorse Donald Trump for President.

    We don't know if Ted Cruz is upset or not. Seems that the biggest wackos follow the biggest wackos! Democrats are also cheering for Trump to win the nomination.

Amador LAFCo to meet

   On January 21, 2016 the Amador County Local Area Formation Commission will meet at the Board of Supervisors Chambers in Jackson.

     The meeting begins at 6 PM and the Jackson Valley Irrigation District and the Jackson Rancheria are both on the agenda, along with the election of 2016 officers.

Traffic collision on Hwy 108

   January 19, 2016 at 11:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 and Soulsbyville Drive in Soulsbyville.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Power poles down in Oakdale

  January 19, 2016 at 11;40 AM:  Power poles are reportedly down on Hwy 120 near Valley Home Road in Oakdale.

   CHP is at the scene. PG&E has been notified. Avoid the area if possible until cleared.

Three trees down in Escalon

   January 19, 2016 at 11:35 AM:  Three trees are now reportedly down on Lone Tree Road near Escalon Bellota Road in Escalon.

   Be extra careful if headed that way.

Lines down in Linden area

   January 19, 2016 at 11:30 AM:  Line have been reported down on Fine Road at Milton Road near Linden.

   PG&E has been notified. Use extra caution if headed that direction.

Hwy 12 flooding in Lockeford

   January 19, 2016 at 11:15 AM:  CHP received a report that it appears a resident on Hwy 12 in Lockeford is pumping water out of their yard and onto the roadway.

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

Hwy 26 flooded in Rancho Calaveras

   January 19, 2016 at 11:10 AM:  Hwy 26 has been reported flooded at Lucas Lane in Rancho Calaveras.

   Calaveras County road crews are being kept busy today. Be careful in that area.

Tree down on Burson Road

   January 19, 2016 at 11:05 AM:  A tree is reportedly down on Burson Road at Southworth Drive in Burson.

   Be careful if headed in that direction. A county road crew will be sent to clear the roadway.

Mudslide on Obyrnes Ferry Road

   UPDATE:  Per CHP most of the roadway is now clear and passable.

Glen Jordan of White Pines

    Glenwood (Glen) Lorin Jordan of White Pines passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on January 13, 2016. He was 92.

    Glen was born on May 11, 1923 to parents Andrew F. and Kate (Reister) Jordan of Melones. 

Multiple vehicle collision on Hwy 99

   January 19, 2016 at 8:10 AM:  A multiple vehicle (at least 5) collision has been reported as now blocking the fast lane on Hwy 99 near Hwy 12 in Lodi.

   Tow trucks and CHP are en route to the scene. Avoid the area if possible until cleared.

2015 Audubon Photo Award Winner

Wow! Winner of the National Audubon Bird Photo of the
Year for 2015 - A Great Egret by Melissa Groo

Collision on Obyrnes Ferry Road

   January 19, 2016 at 8:05 AM:  A car reportedly left the road and hit the embankment at Obyrnes Ferry Road between the prison and the bridge at Lake Tulloch.

   CHP is en route to the scene. No injuries have been indicated. Watch for emergency vehicles in the area.

Chain control on Hwy 4

   January 19, 2016 at 8 AM:  Chains are required on Hwy 4 at Camp Connell this morning.  Drive carefully.

   Chains are required at Ham's Station on Hwy 88 and east of Long Barn on Hwy 108.

Deaths in Calaveras County

    On January 11, 2016 Sandra S. Jiminez passed away in Calaveras County. She was 55 years old.

    Glenwood L. Jordan passed away on January 13, 2016 in Calaveras County. He was 92 years old.

Monday, January 18, 2016

"Eagles" Glenn Frey dies

   It was announced earlier today that one of the founding members of the "Eagles" has died. "Hotel California" will be played a lot tonight.

   Glenn Frey was 67 and had been suffering from complications of several conditions. Originally from Indiana, he moved to California, where he fell in with Don Henley and the rest is history.

Critics Choice Awards Show weird

   Don't know what else to say about the format, host and content of the Critic's Choice Award Show on A&E last night:

   Weird, weird, weird!!!  Doesn't much matter who won, it was so weird!

Alan H. Corell of Angels Camp

                                Alan H. Corell  July 4, 1936 - January 14, 2016  

   Alan H. Corell passed away January 14, 2016 at his home in Angels Camp surrounded by his family. He was 79.

   A native of Angels Camp,

Traffic collision on Hwy 88

   January 18, 2016 at 10:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Carson Spur on the pass.

   CHP is en route to the scene. It hasn't been indicated if there are any injuries.

Dear Editor: Questions about RCD??

   Dear Editor:  I've been reading here and in other places about Mr. Edson pushing a Resource Conservation District in Calaveras County.

  Over the weekend I saw a man who works for CCWD,

Flying vehicle tire hits house window in Jamestown

   January 18, 2016 at 9:50 AM:  Apparently a tire came off of a car on Main Street near Hwy 108 in Jamestown and flew into a window of a house.

   CHP and other emergency vehicles are en route to the scene. Be careful if headed that way.

NFL Playoffs

   On Sunday January 24, 2016 the Patriots will play the Broncos and then the Cardinals will play the Panthers.

   The winner of each game will play in the Superbowl at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday February 7, 2016.

Mudslide in Waterford

   January 18, 2016 at 9:20 AM:  A mudslide has been reported on Hwy 132 and Roberts Ferry Road in Waterford.

   A road crew has been dispatched to clean the roadway. Be cautious until they can complete the work.

Martin Luther KIng, Jr. Day

"I have a dream..."

Parked pickup struck in Long Barn

   January 16, 2016 at 9:15 AM:  A pickup that had been parked sticking out on Hwy 108 at Snowwhite in Long Barn has been struck by another vehicle.

  CHP and a tow truck are now en route to the scene. Use extra caution if in that area.

Car hits stop sign on Hwy 26

   UPDATE:  Traffic is now being directed at this intersection. Watch for officer when in the area.

Car hits stop sign on Hwy 26

   January 18, 2016 at 7:45 AM:  A car has hit a stop sign at Hwy 26 and Jack Tone Road in the Linden area.

   CHP is en route. It isn't yet known if there are injuries. Use extra caution on all roadways this morning.

Hwy 12 flooding in Valley Springs

   UPDATE;  Several locations are now reported flooded. Watch for water in intersections as you go out on the roadways this morning.

Vehicle hits gate in Clements

   January 18, 2016 at 7:30 AM:  A vehicle hit the gate of a winery at Clements and Harney in the Clements area and left the scene.

   CHP is en route to the scene.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Carolina beats Seattle

   The Carolina Panthers held on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 31-24.

   The Panthers didn't score in the 2nd half, but the Seahawks just didn't have time to come back from a 31-0 1st half.


This glorious elephant......

....appears to have been baiting by food and tortured
and killed for fun by SCUMBAGS who actually
posed as if they should be proud!!

Vehicle fire on Mountain Ranch Road

   January 17, 2016 at 10:50 AM:  A Chevy Impala has been reported on fire and moving on Mountain Ranch Road near 3M lane in Mountain Ranch.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Calves on Sutter Creek Road

  January 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM:  Calves are reportedly on Sutter Creek Road in Sutter Creek, but don't tell the TROLL!

   CHP is en route to the scene and will locate the owners.

NFL Playoffs

  On Saturday January 16, 2016 the Patriots beat the Chiefs and the Cardinals beat the Packers in their playoff games.

   Today January 17, 2016 the Seahawks play the Panthers at 10AM and the Steelers play the Broncos at 1:30 PM.

Car hits two trees and sign

   January 17, 2016 at 8:45 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 99 and hit two trees and a sign near Hammer Lane in Stockton.

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

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Friends of the Fair meets at Camps

   On January 20, 2016 the Friends of the Calaveras County Fair will meet at Camps Restaurant in Greenhorn Creek.

   The meeting will begin at 6 PM. The public is invited to attend.

Vehicle fire in San Andreas

   UPDATE:  This fire was extinguished quickly by the first engine on the scene.

National Parks free on MLK Day

   On Monday January 18, 2016 all parks and national public lands are free to access for everyone.

   Go enjoy your favorite park on your day off! Take the kids!

Carmichael man wins $600,000 in Powerball

   Albert Graham, a 79-year-old retired concrete worker won over $600,000 in the Powerball drawing this week.

   He had all 5 numbers, but was missing the Powerball number. The ticket was bought in the Santa Cruz area.

Burglary in Angels Camp

   On January 15, 2016 a resident on Chestnut Way in Angels Camp reported a burglary to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office.

   The Sheriff's Office took a report of the incident. No other details are available at this time.

Head-on collision on Hwy 88

   January 16, 2016 at 10:15 AM:  A head-on collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at the Carson Spur, not far from Kirkwood Ski Resort.

   An ambulance and other emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Please be extra careful if in that area.

Walmart closing 154 stores

   Walmart announced late yesterday that they will be closing 154 stores in the US due to lagging sales at those locations.

   K-Mart has also announced closing some retail stores.

Kudos to President Obama

   In a prisoner sway earlier today, Iran released 4 people, 2 of them journalists who had been detained last year.

   This is proof that diplomacy; NOT WAR, works and President Obama, along with Secretary of State Kerry and Hillary Clinton get the praise and credit for this.

   NO MORE WARS, Republicans!!

If you are against Marijuana.....

This plant can help end
addiction to big pharma drugs
and alcohol, save lives!! are living in the age of the 1920's and Prohibition! It also means that you like what BOOZE does to people's livers and kidneys, not to mention the killings by drunks

Union Public Utility District meets in Murphys

   On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7 PM the Union Public Utility District meets in Murphys for their regular Board meeting on Main Street.

   On the agenda is 2015 finances, appointment and swearing in of new Director and election of officers for 2016.

Caltrans work on Hwy 26

   Beginning on January 18, 2016 and continuing through January 23, 2016 Caltrans crews have scheduled work on Hwy 26 between Happy Valley Road in Mokelumne Hill and Lower Dorray Road in Glencoe.

   Be careful if you must travel in that area during the week. One-way traffic and 15 minute delays.

Dodge pickup crashes into embankment

   UPDATE:  Fortunately injuries were considered minor in this crash.

Friday, January 15, 2016

DOW down another 400 points

   The stock market took another plunge into the depths of despair today, dumping nearly 400 points in addition to the earlier losses this week.

   January 2016 could set a record for losses in January. The NASDAQ and S & P also had big losses.

"Grizzly Adams" star dies

   Dan Haggerty, who starred in the "Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" in 1977 has died, we just learned.

   He was 74 and had been suffering from spinal cancer.

49ers hire Chip Kelly

   Less than 11 days after firing Jim Tomsula, the Santa Clara 49ers have hired Chip Kelly to a 4 year contract as coach.

   Kelly was fired from the Eagles in December. Looks like Colin Kaepernick may be back in as QB.

Overturned car off Hwy 4 at Big Trees

   UPDATE at 11:05 AM:  One way traffic control is in effect.

Republican Debate another Circus

   As usual the FOX Business Channel (it was hard to find it) tried to run the first 2016 Republican Presidential debate last night. Of course the 'birther' issue came up!

   It turned into a battle between Trump and Cruz, with the little guy Rubio trying to get into the fray, Ben Carson complaining of no time and Bush sliding further into the
abyss of non-candidacy.

Angels Camp City Council meets-Ban Marijuana???

   On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 the Angels Camp City Council will meet at the Angels Firehouse at 6 PM.

    On the agenda is increasing the cost

Red Foxes playing

These two beautiful young red foxes were
photographed this week at the Alaska
Peninsula Wildlife Refuge

Traffic collision in Clements

   January 15, 2016 at 8:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Buena Vista Ave. at Hwy 88 in the Clements area.

   No injuries have been indicated, but use caution as emergency vehicles will be in the area.

Injured deer on Obyrnes Ferry Road

   January 15, 2016 at 8:15 AM:  An injured deer has been reported trying to drag itself down Obyrnes Ferry Road at Conner Estates Drive in Copperopolis.

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

Collision following honking and tailgaiting

   January 15, 2016 at 6:55 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 49 near the bridge overpass, following honking and tailgating.

    CHP and other emergency crews are en route to the scene. Drive carefully and watch for vehicles in that area.

Crash on Mountain Ranch Road

   January 15, 2016 at 6:40 AM:  A vehicle crash has been reported on Mountain Ranch Road near Rocky Road in the San Andreas area.

   Emergency personnel is en route to the scene. Use caution if headed that way.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Calaveras County will accept outside Sheriff applicants

   At the Calaveras Board of Supervisors meeting on January 12, 2016 direction was given to staff of Human Resources to allow applicants from outside the Sheriff's Office to apply for the position of

Traffic collision in Bear Valley

   January 14, 2016 at 3:50 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Bear Valley Road in Bear Valley.

   It isn't known if there are any injuries. CHP has been dispatched to the scene. Be careful if in that area.

Motorhome stuck on Old Priest Grade

  January 16, 2016 at 3:45 PM:  A motorhome is reportedly stuck on Old Priest Grade not far from Groveland.

   CHP and a tow truck are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if headed that way.

Car vs tree in Glencoe area

   January 14, 2016 at 12:50 PM:  A car reportedly hit a tree at Hwy 26 and Deardorf Road in the Glencoe area.

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

Four vehicle crash in San Andreas

   January 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM:  Two vehicles are in the ditch and four vehicles were involved in a crash at Hwy 12 and Hwy 49 in San Andreas.

   CHP is at the scene. Use caution if in that area. No injuries were indicated. One pickup was apparently pulling a trailer. One witness thought one driver was driving recklessly.

Calaveras Developer given million dollar GIFT by Tea Potty three

"We can't get up yet. We have
more to dump on residents
of Calaveras County!!"
   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on Tuesday January 12, 2016 the big developer in Valley Springs, Ryan Voorhees, was given a special gift by Supervisor (Freaky Pastor) Edson,