Saturday, April 30, 2016

One vehicle in canal in Turlock

   April 30, 2016 at 4:30 PM:  A Ford pickup and a Ford Expedition reportedly collided at Morgan Road and Bradbury Road in Turlock.

   An ambulance and two tow trucks are responding. One vehicle ended up in the canal.

Tree down in Lockeford

   April 30, 2016 at 2;50 PM:  A tree has been reported down on Hwy 88 near Tully Road in Lockeford.

    Be extra careful in that area until it can be cleared.

Car hits gas can on Hwy 4

   April 30, 2016 at 1:50 PM:  A car has reportedly hit a gas can that was on Hwy 4 near Cedar Vista in the Forest Meadows area.

   No injuries were indicated but CalFire was dispatched because the can is smoking. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

'Neighbors from Hell' everywhere!

   On April 29, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office received two reports about an altercation between neighbors on Tanner Street in Murphys.

   As we've often been told, there are "Neighbors from Hell" everywhere and it has nothing to do with growing marijuana. The Calaveras Sheriff did not take a report.

Pine Grove woman arrested in West Point

   On April 29, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Michelle Lynn Alec (39) of Pine Grove at the Dun Rovin Mobile Home Park in West Point.

   Alec was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Robbery and Bringing a Controlled Substance into the Jail, both felonies.

Arrest in Valley Springs

   On April 29, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Clinton Robert Council (40) of Stockton on Gabor Street in Valley Springs.

    Council was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Assault with a Firearm on a Person, a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and First Degree Burglary, all felonies and for Destroying or Concealing Evidence, a misdemeanor.

Large tree down on Winton Road

   April 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM:   A large tree is reportedly down on Winton Road near Hidden Valley Road in West Point.

   They are trying to find a large enough chain saw to cut it up. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Chevy Tahoe takes out fence in Plymouth

     April 30, 2016 at 11:30 AM: A gray Chevy Tahoe reportedly took out around 50' of fence at Latrobe Road and Lorentz Road in Plymouth.

   No injuries were indicated. The property owner was notified and a tow truck dispatched to the scene.

Beautiful Spring day in Calaveras

This beautiful dogwood is blooming
in Ebbetts Pass!

CCWD touts White Pines meeting a success!

   On Thursday evening April 28, 2016 CCWD held a community meeting to present their plan for replacing an old pipeline in the area. Underhill attended the meeting.

   In their press release they used phrases like "contructive Q&A session", "excellent
questions" that 'fleshed' (yes, they wrote fleshed, not flushed) out considerations about events, a "healthy dialogue" and how to "stay informed".  We didn't hear it in exactly the same way.

Friday, April 29, 2016

OP-ED: To Honorable Board of Supervisors of Calaveras County

   by Barden Stevenot

   Dear Sirs and Mme.,

    I urge you to take up the responsibility you have been given as elected officials and immediately pass an urgent ordinance to limit unregulated expansion of the marijuana

There won't be a John Wayne Day in California

   Today, April 29, 2016 the California legislature discussed a bill to name one day in late May as John Wayne Day, his birthday.  It was due to racist comments he had made.

   After it was brought up that he had denounced allowing blacks to be equals, wanting white supremacy to stay in an article in Playboy Magazine, the bill failed.  Looks like there won't be a John Wayne Day in California.

Tea Party Wildlife Assassins stopped in Mendocino County

Fish and Game murders
all kinds of wildlife
with no reason in
Calaveras County
   We just learned that after a law suit in Mendocino County, the wildlife killers, actually paid Tea Party assassins who love their work, are stopped.

   I have specifically informed the group how terrible the treatment of wildlife is here in Calaveras by these Tea Party Supervisors,  using our tax money to murder innocent animals.  Read the Fish and Game report. You will see how corrupt and sick these
people really are.

What other lies has Calaveras Supervisor Edson told??

The true Chair Edson;
mean, bully and LIAR!!
   After the Butte Fire was put out, Edson wanted to squelch all the bad talk about how they handled the fire, how they didn't have a clue about what they were doing and how badly people

Car vs. Pole in Clements

    April 29, 2016 at 3:50 PM:  A car hit a pole and reportedly lines are down at Clements Road and Stampede Road in Clements.

   The pole is leaning and the car is on its side. A tow truck is en route and PG&E has been notified of wires on the roadway.

Overturned car on Hwy 4

   UPDATE at 3:30 PM:  CHP has cleared Hwy 4.

Thank you Diane Severud....for taking over Chair job!

Get up and wash those
dishes, lazy!
  If anything was perfectly clear when Supervisor Edson of District 1 first took over the job of Chair of Calaveras Supervisors, that he cannot

Burglary in San Andreas

  On April 28, 2016 a burglary was reported by a resident on Calaveritas Road in San Andreas.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

Cruelty to pot-bellied pig in Vallecito

  On April 28, 2016 a resident on Red Hill Road in Vallecito reported animal cruelty to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office.

   A pot-bellied pig had been hit with an arrow. The Sheriff's Office took a report.

Caltrans work at night

   Beginning Sunday, May 1, 2016 and continuing through Friday May 6, 2016 Caltrans will be conducting work programs on various highways in San Joaquin County at night, from 7 PM until 6 AM.

   Affected are Hwy 26 to the Calaveras County line, Hwy 120 and Hwy 99 at Hwy 4 xtown freeway.  Be cautious if you have to drive in those areas at night.

Planning Commissioner Allured pressured by Bully EDSON???

You vote how I say or else!!!
   At the Calaveras Planning Commission meeting on April 28, 2016 Commissioner Ted Allured made a statement while voting on the ban on Cannabis in Calaveras County.

   He stated that he had been highly pressured by his Supervisor EDSON, the BULLY, to vote for the BAN.

   We all know the man is a worthless BULLY!  Now we have more evidence!

All Cannabis growing BANNED in Calaveras??? More Criminals???

Tea Party rats are having
a big booze party to celebrate!!
   We have just been informed that the 5 incompetents at the Calaveras Planning Commission have written their own law banning all marijuana grows in the county.

Candyrock Terrorists and Blue Tarp Gang merging into KKK?

   Over the weekend we were told privately that it is now believed the Candyrock Terrorists and the Blue Tarp Gang are joining forces, merging into the Calaveras KKK Project. Is this true?

      As scary as that may seem, we hear in many place that it appears the Calaveras Sheriff's Office is not going to fight the merger.  In fact, we understand there are certain deputies very involved?

Caution: Caltrans working on Hwy 49

   April 29, 2016 at 7:20 AM:  Caltrans continues work on the shoulder of Hwy 49 from Copello Drive to Angels Creek today.

  Be prepared for one-way traffic delays.

Calaveras Supervisor Edson LIED to keep the Chair!

   The number of absolute lies that Calaveras Supervisor Edson has told over the past three years is endless, but one is worse than the others.

   To keep himself in the Chair in January 2016 he falsely slammed Chris Wright,

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Problem on Parrotts Ferry Road near college

   April 28, 2016 at 8:30 PM:  A woman is reportedly standing in the middle of Parrotts Ferry Road at Sawmill Flat Road screaming near Columbia College.

   CHP and the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office are responding. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Burn permits required May 1, 2016

Please! No more of this!!
  Cal Fire just issued a press release that burn permits will be required as of May 1, 2016 in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

 Even with a burn permit, you must call Air Pollution control each day to see if its a legal burn day. Most CalFire stations can issue you a permit.

The judge called Republican Hastert a "serial molester"!

   Although the court could not charge former Republican House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert with crimes against children, the judge did lash out against the man who apparently molested many children when they were at the school where he coached.

   The judge repeatedly referred to Hastert at a "SERIAL MOLESTER". Hastert made a vague apology without really apologizing.  The man he promised $3 million to, has now filed a lawsuit to try and get the rest of the money.

John Boehner says Cruz is a "Lucifer"...

   A tape was released today where John Boehner was talking about Ted Cruz, calling him a "Lucifer" and "a sombitch".

Employee found dead at Apple Headquarters

   A male employee was apparently found in a conference room at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino this morning.

   No details of the death have been released yet, but no sign of violence was reported.

It was Julie McManus! Reader was right! City refuses to respond!!

How is this McManus
involved with the 'Project'??
  The Angels Camp City Council is meeting on Tuesday May 3, 2016 at the Firehouse in downtown Angels. The meeting begins at 6 PM.

   There is hardly anything on the agenda; EXCEPT for Julie McManus giving the City Council an 'informational only' update on SALES TAX REVENUE.

   After getting a call from a company calling themselves Muni

Caitlyn Jenner uses women's restroom at Trump Tower

   The other day, Donald Trump said publicly that he didn't care which bathroom transgender people used at his Trump Tower.

   Caitlyn Jenner decided

Sorry about the link to CalFire

   For some reason the link to CalFire doesn't seem to work for some. You may have to type in the entire web address to access the report.

   We're sorry about that. CalFire is asking $90 million in costs from PG&E. If you send your email address we will forward it to you.

HIt and Run collision in Arnold

  April 28, 2016 at 12:15 PM:  A Hit and Run collision was reported on Pine Drive in Arnold.

   Debris is everywhere and a light pole was knocked down. CHP is en route to the location.

Cal Fire: Cause of Butte Fire determined

Photos like this will be forever emblazoned
in the minds of Calaveras residents who lost
everything in this fire.
  UPDATE:  After reading the interviews of the people leasing the land where the fire started, we have more questions than answers.


   Per a press release on April 28, 2015 Cal Fire reports that:

   After a thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined that the 2015 Butte Fire was sparked by

Motorcycle collision in Salida

   April 28, 2016 at 11 AM:  CHP is in the clearing stages of a Jeep vs. motorcycle collision at northbound Hwy 99 and Hwy 219 in Salida.

   The rider was taken to Memorial Hospital in Modesto. Traffic is still backed up with a tow truck stuck in traffic. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Yvonne Nichole Minyard of Hayward

   Yvonne Nicole Minyard passed away on April 16, 2016 at the home of her mother,

Three vehicle collision on Hwy 49

  According to CHP on April 27, 2016 around 8:30 PM Wyitt Carroll (36) of Murphys was driving a 2013 Chrysler northbound on Hwy 49 near Copello Drive at a high rate

Car runs off Hwy 26

   April 28, 2016 at 9:20 AM:  A car has been reported run off Hwy 26 at Milton Road in Jenny Lind.

   CHP and an ambulance are en route to the scene.

Burglary arrest in San Andreas

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office Ryan Kent Call (43) giving a Utah address,  was arrested on Main Street and Pope Street in San Andreas around 2:30 AM on April 27, 2016.

   Call was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged 2nd Degree Burglary, a felony and for an outstanding warrant for alleged Battery and Violation of Probation.

Liar Calaveras Supervisor Edson does NOT deserve another 4 years!!

Do not believe the Chamber
of Commerce, who sends
people to Amador County
to shop. They are biased
because he gave them a
free county building!!
   We have tried to make it clear that Calaveras Supervisor Edson has BULLIED his way in everything before the Board, does NOT deserve to be re-election.

   1.  He falsely insulted

Minor Injury collision in Ceres

   April 28, 2016 at 8:20 AM:  A traffic collision between a white Buick and a gray sedan was reported at Service road and Faith Home Road in Ceres.

   CHP is at the scene. One person suffered minor injuries.  Tow trucks are en route.

Collision in Salida

   UPDATE:  A flashing red light is apparently causing a back up and problems, possibly including this collision. Caltrans has been notified.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Candidates night at Saddle Creek

Pole down on pickup in Coulterville

   April 27, 2016 at 5:35 PM:  A tan pickup reportedly hit a pole and the pole came down on the truck at Hwy 49 and Hwy 132 in Coulterville.

   The driver received minor injuries and was arrested for alleged DUI. PG&E was notified.

Gravel truck hits pedestrian in Lockeford

    UPDATE:  This is now listed as a major injury incident.

Chamber of Commerce too biased??

  Everyone knows that the Calaveras Chamber of Commerce is anything but a smart business group, but what is now happening is indeed sad; not to mention corrupt!!

Wrong-way driver in Sonora

   April 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM:  Be careful at Hwy 108 and Mono Way in Sonora as a wrong-way driver has been reported at that intersection.

   CHP has been notified and is en route.

Traffic collision on Milton Road

   April 27, 2016 at 2:20 PM:  A car that was attempting to pass another vehicle on Milton Road ran off the road and crashed at Hwy 4, below Copperopolis.

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

Calaveras Candidates night for District 1

  On May 5, 2016 from 6 PM to 8 PM a candidates night will be held in San Andreas for Calaveras Supervisor District 1. Don't miss it!!

   It will be held at the San Andreas Town Hall.   Sharon Romano, Gary Tofanelli and Cliff Edson are running for District 1.

Calaveras Sheriff called to Hwy 26 and Lower Dorray Road

   April 27, 2016 at 12:45 PM:  The Calaveras Sheriff was called by a resident on Hwy 26 and Lower Dorray Road that they heard screaming and gunshots in the area.

  Deputies are responding to the address in Mokelumne Hill. No other information has been made available.

Make marijuana legal in November!! Vote YES!!

Zerrill McDaniel campaigns for EDSON

Get in here and campaign for me.
I have to win re-election. My
restaurant is worthless!!
   Zerrill McDaniel came to the Calaveras Supervisor meeting on April 26, 2016 and looked very nervous. WHY??

   Because Edson had asked her to help him campaign for his re-election campaign, which is looking grim.  She tried, but failed, to make him look better.

Major injuries in tractor collision

   April 27, 2016 at 12:15 PM:  A tractor pulling a haybaler reportedly overturned due to a collision into the canal at Husman Road near Ingomar Road in Gustine.

   An ambulance is responding due to major injuries; fire was dispatched due to a grass fire starting and a tow truck was en route to upright the tractor.  Avoid the area if possible.

Tea Party leader Vickie Reinke says....

Is this potty good for girls too,
   At the Calaveras Supervisor's meeting the Tea Party leader locally got up to make a public comment about marijuana.

   She says 'people are moving away

Kearney tries to bring his people back????

Would you please bring your kids
to scratch my itches here
in Rancho Calaveras??
   Calaveras District 5 Supervisor is now a 'short-timer' due to his being recalled by the very voters who put him in office.

   At the April 26, 2016 Board meeting, he begged

Member of public offers Supervisors ride to 3 day mental evaluation!

   After the Calaveras Supervisors made a presentation to the Mental Health department at April 26, 2016's meeting, a member of the public made an offer.

   He stated that 'if any of you need a ride to Stockton for a 3-day mental evaluation' he is available. Will they take him up on this offer.

Marijuana "Urgency Ordinance" coming back to Calaveras Supervisors

Banning ALL grows or
just future farmers???
      The Calaveras Supervisors, at Chair Edson's suggestion, have decided to bring back the "Urgency Ordinance" to ban all marijuana cultivation in Calaveras County.

   These dolts started to discuss it and County Counsel reminded them it was NOT on the agenda today. This Board chair is such an incompetent louse, that he gets totally confused.  They will still need a FOUR our of FIVE vote to approve.

Prince had no WILL???

   According to Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson (his only surviving full-sibling) her brother had no known will and has filed paperwork at court for Minneapolis to appoint an administrator over his estate.

   Prince also has some half-siblings, but it isn't known if they were close to the singer.

Photo from our visit to Mars....

   This photo came from NASA's camera atop the Curiosity white it was visiting Mars.

  A new tourist location???

Murphys Community Park gets grant--Vandalism damage!

   Murphys Community Park announced today that they have been granted $15,000 from the Calaveras Community Foundation to make the playground safer for children.

    The money will go for tons of bark chips now required by the state, and a new swing set.  Vandals also damaged the slides and other portions of the playground, which will  be repaired.

Former Republican House Speaker gets sentenced

   Dennis Hastert, once considered among the Republican elite insiders, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, was sentenced to prison today.

   He wasn't sentenced or convicted of the sex crimes allegedly behind his fraud charge, but for bank activities in paying off the apparent victims of his past. He got 15 months in prison, but will not likely serve near that much.

Red Corvette hits tree in French Camp

   April 27, 2016 at 10 AM:  A red Corvette has reportedly left French Camp Road and hit a tree in French Camp.

   CHP is at the scene. An ambulance and tow truck are responding.

Burglaries in Arnold--Oliveira and Johnson unable!

   On April 26, 2016 a burglary was reported by a resident on Mauna Kea Drive in Arnold.    The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

    On Blagen Road in Arnold

Trump and Clinton win big!!

   April 27, 2016:  Those who think Trump can be defeated by the anti-Trump movement or by Kasich and Cruz joining forces against him, can forget it.

   Trump won all 5 states primaries last night, in some cases with a 30 point margin between he and Cruz.  Clinton won 4 of the 5, but Sanders vows to go all the way to the convention.

Breaking News: City of Angels again harrassing buinesses

Muni Services says Angels Council
hired them and is paying with our
tax money.
   Warning:  If you are thinking about bringing your business to Calaveras County, think twice before opening in Angels Camp.

   As many businesses know, the City Council harasses businesses; this time they have hired a company to try and force businesses to pay them DOUBLE in sales tax.  More coming....

Rocket the baby giraffe, is growing fast

Sacramento Zoo photo
  Born only a couple of weeks ago, Rocket, the new baby giraffe at the Sacramento Zoo, is growing fast and has many fans.

   Zoo visitors flock to his enclosure to watch Rocket play and enjoy his antics.

Lyft driver and passenger killed in Lodi

   On April 26, 2016 CHP and Lodi Police began investigating a hit-and-run traffic collision which killed a new Lyft driver and his passenger.

   A video, taken by a young bystander, shows one person running away from the scene.

How to access "live streaming" Calaveras meetings

   We've had several requests for instructions on how to access meetings to watch "live" in Calaveras County.

   If you search 'Calaveras Supervisors'

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Another Law Suit coming to Calaveras County--Edson ANTI-Business!!

Oh, Stevie, that feels sooo good!!
   With the incompetence of the Calaveras Board of Supervisors we currently have serving, we see yet another lawsuit coming to our taxpayers.

Streaming Live: Board of Supervisors fighting over new SHERIFF!!

Move over Ollie, I need a ride
over to the Sheriff's Office.
   As expected, the Calaveras Supervisors are now infighting about the new Sheriff appointment, which has taken WAY TOO LONG!!

   Because Oliveira fears his favorite choice is at the bottom,(one is rated at 100%), he wants to keep all 5 candidates to come in front of the Board for interviews.  These bozos need to get back into their clown car and go home!!

Calaveras Supervisors LIVE online

   For the first time ever that we know of, the Calaveras Supervisors meeting today is streaming live online.

   People that have to work and are interested in what is going on in the Supervisor chambers have had to wait until the computer tech felt like posting the video on the website for later viewing.  This is a good thing, Supervisors!

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Arnold

   April 26, 2016 at 11:15 AM:  A pedestrian has reported to CHP that he was struck by a vehicle on Oak Circle in Arnold.

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

Photos topic of May SMUG meeting

   On May 10, 2016 the Sierra MacIntosh Users Group (SMUG) will hold a regular meeting at the Ebbetts Pass Firehouse on Blagen Road in Arnold at 7 PM.

   The main subject of the meeting will be about storing, saving, editing and protecting your photos on Apple products. The public is invited.

Burglary in Avery

   On April 25, 2016 a burglary was reported by a resident on Moran Road in Avery.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report. No other details are known.

Arnold Spring Peddlers Faire

   On May 28 and 29, 2016 (Memorial Day Weekend) the 38th Annual Arnold Spring Peddlers Faire will be held.

   If you would like vendor space call 925-372-8961 or email

Calaveras Supervisors meet to discuss new Sheriff?? How many years???

   On April 26, 2016 the Calaveras Supervisors will hold a regular meeting at 9 AM in the board chambers in San Andreas.

   On the agenda is an item to deny Justin Catalano's permit

Monday, April 25, 2016

CCWD holding meeting in White Pines - Pipeline

   CCWD just sent out a press release regarding what they are calling their Reach 3 Pipeline Project, replacing 20,000' of pipe in Arnold.

   A community meeting will be held in Arnold on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 6 PM to 7 PM at Independence Hall in White Pines.

Car spins out and hits wall near Yosemite

   April 25, 2016 at 2:50 PM:   A car has reportedly spun out and hit the wall on Hwy 140 not far from Yosemite.

    No injuries have been indicated, but it's on a bad curve and will require a flatbed tow.  Stay clear of the area if possible.

Crash in Mokelumne Hill

   April 25, 2016 at 2:45 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 and Lafayette Street in Mokelumne Hill.

   CHP is en route. No injuries have been indicated.

Collision leaves debris on Oakdale roadway

   April 25, 2016 at 2:35 PM:  A collision has reportedly caused debris to go all over Lone Tree Road in Oakdale.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene. Use caution in the area.

Several vehicle spinouts on Hwy 41 near Fish Camp

   April 25, 2016 at 2:15 PM:  CHP has several reports of cars spinning out on Hwy 41 near Fishcamp, due to the snow.

   Chain signs did not go up soon enough and now CHP is handling resulting problems.

Dead German Shepherd on Hwy 99

   April 25, 2016 at 12:55 PM:  A German Shepherd dog has been hit and is dead on northbound Hwy 99 at Hatch in Modesto.

    CHP and animal control are responding. Use extra caution if in that area.

It's snowing in Arnold!!!

  April 25, 2016 at 12:50 PM:  We just heard that it's snowing in Arnold right now.

   Be careful if you're headed up the mountain. Carry chains.

DA: Don't publish Calaveras KKK Project names??

   After we announced that we will be publishing the names of what we have been told is the newly formed Calaveras KKK Project, we received some unfriendly comments.

   Now we are told by a friend of a friend that apparently District Attorney Barbara Yook is trying to protect these members. WHY??? And shouldn't they all be proud to be part of a well-meaning community association???

Marriage licences in Calaveras County April 21-23, 2016

   Marriage licenses were issued to the following in Calaveras County:

   On April 21, 2016 to Robert Earl Hober Corley and Donna

Tea Party white secessionists moving north?

   We understand that those Tea Party white separatists who spoke that they wanted Calaveras County to secede from California, have had a welcoming invitation.

   The northernmost counties who want to be an all white racist separate state have, we have been told, invited all of them to come and move to their part of the state.  We wish them the best ....  and good riddance. Shall we list them here??

Motorcycle crash on I-5 at Xtown freeway

   April 25, 2016 at 11:15 AM:  A solo motorcycle collision has been reported on southbound I-5 at the Xtown freeway east (Hwy 4) in Stockton.

   Traffic is backed up, and roadway will have to be shut down to recover injured rider and motorcycle. Avoid the area if possible.

Those who passed away in Calaveras County April 12-19, 2016

   Those who passed away in Calaveras County between April 12, 2016 and April 19, 2016:

     On April 12, 2016 Glenda Hampton passed

Pickup hits tree, in ditch in Waterford

   April 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM:  A pickup hit a tree and is now in a ditch off Hwy 132 and Crabtree Road in Waterford.

   CHP is at the scene. A tow truck and ambulance are responding .

Colby Ryan Fouch of West Point

    Colby Ryan Fouch, 14 years old, died on April 20, 2016 in West Point, California.

     Colby was born

Car hits center divide on Hwy 99

  April 25, 2016 at 10:05 AM:  Reportedly a speeding car pushed another vehicle into the center divide at Hwy 99 and Briggsmore Avenue in Modesto.

       Be cautious if headed in that direction as emergency vehicles arrive on scene.

Large trucks losing gravel on Hwy 108

   April 25, 2016 at 10 AM:  CHP has received a report that large trucks are losing gravel on Hwy 108 and Obyrnes Ferry Road in Jamestown.

      Be extra cautious if following a gravel truck in that area. This driver's car was apparently struck by gravel.

Rollover on Obyrnes Ferry Road

   UPDATE:  Per CHP no injuries have been indicated in this rollover.

Burglars escape moving motorhome

   On April 24, 2016 around midnight, a man reported that while he was driving his motorhome on Copper Cove Drive two men jumped out and ran towards the trailer park.

   They had apparently broken in to the motorhome and were sleeping in it; woke up when it began to move.  The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

Family of Tamir Rice will get $6 million

   It has been reported that the family of Tamir Rice has settled their Civil Rights case against the City of Cleveland.

   Rice was killed by police there. The settlement is expected to be $6 million.

Frogs on the road

   The Calaveras Jumping Frog van is beginning its rounds of frog jumping contests in anticipation of the finals during the County Fair the third weekend in May.

   They will be traveling to the County government center and to the State Capitol for jumps among elected officials.

Two big rigs collide in Lodi

   April 25, 2016 at 6:15 AM:  Two big rigs have reportedly collided on Hwy 12 at Flag City Boulevard in Tracy.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious if in the area.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

City of Angels Camp to ban ALCOHOL?? Close BARS??

Angels Camp City Council's
   After the last City Council meeting for the City of Angels Camp there was a lot of talk about Councilperson Folendorf's suggestion that all ALCOHOL should be banned in the city limits; especially after the other 4 councilpersons voted to ban all cannabis.

   Several people agreed and we are in favor of the next council meeting placing it on the agenda.  Alcohol is clearly the most dangerous drug and more of a concern for the AC Police Department.  DRUNKS try to kill our CHILREN and GRANDCHILDREN everywhere in Calaveras County.

Traffic collision on Hwy 88

   April 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a solo vehicle that overturned on Hwy 88 near Ham's Station.

   One person has a head injury and an ambulance responded. A tow truck is en route.

Crash in Linden

   April 24, 2016 at 5:30 PM:  A vehicle crash has been reported at Fine Road and Hwy 26 in Linden.

  Fine Road is blocked. An ambulance is en route to the scene. Avoid the area if possible.

Motorcycle rider injured in Railroad Flat

   April 24, 2016 at 2 PM:  A motorcycle rider has reportedly been injured on Swiss Ranch Road in Railroad Flat.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene. Use caution if in the area.


Frank Schaeffer on President Obama

   Author Frank Schaeffer, former religious right wing extremist Republican has a video he put up on youtube that everyone should see.

   Go watch it!  You will learn things we all need to know! He blasts the angry vicious racists who are trying to "punish the President for committing the ultimate faux paux, being a black man who brought our country back...."

Motorcycle down on Hwy 59 near Snelling

   April 24, 2016 at 11 AM:  A tank blew out of a pickup and hit a motorcycle on Hwy 59 Turlock Road near Snelling.

    The motorcycle reportedly went down. An ambulance is en route to the scene. Be cautious if headed in that direction.

Trailer with bad tire on Hwy 88

   April 24, 2016 at 10 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a 35' trailer with a bad tire where a man was reportedly in the roadway trying to change the tire on Hwy 88 and Ridge Road in the Jackson area..

   A tow truck has been dispatched for the trailer which apparently has a blown out wheel bearing.  Be cautious as tow truck arrives at the site and hooks up to the trailer.

Car found upside down near Don Pedro

   UPDATE:  At least one victim was taken to Memorial Hospital in Modesto.

Giants at home today vs Marlins

   Today, April 24, 2016 the SF Giants host the Miami Marlins at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

     The Giants have 9 wins and 10 losses and the Marlins are 5 and 11. The game is scheduled for 1 PM PDT.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Northern (red-shafted) Flicker

Photo by USFS Wildlife employee

Car crashes on Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia

   April 23, 2016 at 5:25 PM:  A car has reportedly run off Parrotts Ferry Road near Union Hill Road in the Columbia area.

   CHP and a tow truck are en route. Be careful in that area as the car is partially blocking the roadway.


Car into ditch near Black Oak Casino

   April 23, 2016 at 5:20 PM:  A tow truck has been dispatched to pull a vehicle that overturned out of a deep ditch on Black Oak Road, near the casino.

   It is not visible from the road. No injuries were reported.

Rollover on Hwy 4

  UPDATE:  An ambulance has been dispatched to the crash site.

Six car crash on Hwy 120

   UPDATE:  All lanes are now open, but traffic is very slow.

Car flips over on Hwy 99

   April 23, 2016 at 5 PM:  A car reportedly hit the rail and flipped over on Hwy 99 at the Hwy 120 exit in Manteca.

   An ambulance and other emergency vehicles are responding. Use extra caution if headed that way.

Two Hondas collide in Escalon

   April 23,  2016 at 2:45 PM:  Two Honda cars have reportedly collided on Hwy 120 and Main Street in Escalon.

  No injuries have been indicated. Use extra caution if headed that way.

Motorcycle crashes in Jamestown

   April 23, 2016 at 2 PM :  A full-sized Harley Davidson motorcycle reportedly hit the guard rail at Rawhide Road and Shell Road and went down.

   CHP is at the scene. An ambulance is en route. Also a tow has been dispatched. Be extra cautious in the area.

Angels Camp loses another needed business??

   We were just told that a little vacuum sales and repair shop on Main in Angels Camp has now closed up.  They sold belts and fixed them all.

   We tried the phone number listed and it has been disconnected.  Another one bites the dust in Angels Camp. Sad times, these, all due to our city leaders.

Tractor hit bicyclist on Hwy 132

   UPDATE:  Minor injuries were reported in this collision.

Traffic collision in Pioneer

   April 23, 2016 at 9:15 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 at Raven Road in Pioneer.

   Minor injuries were sustained in this collision between a Jeep and a Subaru. A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   Now that there has been a collision, chains are required on Hwy 4 in Ebbetts Pass, just east of Cottage Springs.

   Be cautious on all roadways in the county.

Car hits building in Groveland

   April 23, 2016 at 8:45 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic collision on Hwy 120 at Back Street in Groveland, where a vehicle hit a sign that is not in the roadway and then apparently hit a building.

   The driver has not been located, but the building is being taped off. It isn't known if there are any injuries. Be cautious if in that area.

Baby possums in roadway in San Andreas

   April 23, 2016 at 7:30 AM:  Apparently a mother possum was runover during the night on Mountain Ranch Road near the hospital in San Andreas.

   Be cautious in the area because it was just reported that baby possums are running around the mother in the roadway.

Moke Hill road closed for training

   April 23, 2016 at 7 AM:  Main Street in Mokelumne Hill is closed this morning for fire structure activity training.

   Avoid the area, especially around Church Street until completed if possible.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Florence May Oneto of San Andreas

Photo taken at Pacific Valley
   Florence "Flossie" Oneto, age 92, of San Andreas passed away peacefully on

Pickup slides off Hwy 4 at Tamarack

   April 22, 2016 at 12:15 PM:  A traffic collision was just reported on Hwy 4 in Tamarack where a white Ford pickup slid off the roadway.

   A tow truck is responding to the scene. Chain requirements will probably be going up soon.

Chains required on Hwy 88

   April 22, 2016 at 12 Noon:  Chains are now required on Hwy 88 at Ham's Station in Amador County.

   No restrictions yet on Hwy 4. Drive carefully and carry chains if you're headed for the mountains.

Today is Earth Day-Dear California Fish and Wildlfe: Give wildlife a chance!!

We can find no record of a black bear killing
humans. Unfortunately this isn't true of sick
humans,  who booze it up and shoot poor wild bears
and other creatures for FUN!!
  April 22, 2016 is Earth Day.  We need to try and get along with the wild creatures of our earth, instead of trying to destroy them all. It should be a natural instinct, but some are terrified of anything wild.

   Calaveras County Supervisors appoint wild animal killers to their Fish and Game Commission and hire paid assassins to kill as much of our wildlife as they can. If they don't live, humans will also die!! We share this earth!!

Car hits tree in Tuolumne

   April 22, 2016 at 11 AM:  A car left Tuolumne Road and hit a tree near Mono Way in Tuolumne.

  Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. Be careful out there.

Just started raining in Angels Camp

Be careful!  The roads are slick!

Man with blanket on Hwy 26

   April 22, 2016 at 9:30 AM:  A man with a blanket has been reported walking on Hwy 26 near Hogan Dam Road in Valley Springs.

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

Burglary in Copperopolis

   On April 21, 2016 a resident on Lakeshore Court in Copperopolis reported a burglary to the Calaveras Sheriff.

   The Sheriff's Office took a report of the break-in.

Bear Valley Music Festival 2016

    Now in its 48th year, the Bear Valley Music Festival begins on Friday, July 22, 2016 and runs

Calaveras Supervisor Kearney tries to "head off" recall

"Hee Haw...those recallers
are terrorists, elitests Hee haw!!!
   In an attempt to prevent people from signing the recall papers for his seat on the Calaveras Board of Supervisors, now Kearney made the county issue a statement that they would get an EIR for the asphalt plant.

   No one really believes this is true, and that it is just a ploy on his part to try and 'head off' the recall. Sign the recall. We need to get rid of Kearney to save Rancho

Rancho Calaveras man arrested

   On April 21, 2016 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Terry Lee Novak (64) of Rancho Calaveras at his home on Hartvickson Lane.

    Novak was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Using a Controlled Substance; in Possession of a Firearm, a felony.

Head-on crash in Oakdale

   April 22, 2016 at 8:20 AM:  A head-on crash has been reported at Albers Road and Valk Road in Oakdale.

   Avoid the area if possible as ambulances and other emergency personnel are arriving at the scene.

Camping trailer goes into gully

   April 22, 2016 at 8:15 AM:  A camping trailer has reportedly gone off Moore Drive just outside Carson Hill and into a gully.

   CHP is en route to the scene.

Toby Keith will perfom at Country Countdown Awards

   Toby Keith will perform using Merle Haggard's band at the Country Countdown Awards on May 1, 2016.

  Keith will sing "Okie From Muskogee", Haggards hit. Haggard died recently at the age of 79. Matthew McConaughey will introduce the song.

Two dogs on Hwy 49

     April 22, 2016 at 6:15 AM:  Watch for 2 dog that are running on and off Hwy 49 near Lombardi Drive in Mokelumne Hill.

   CHP is en route to the area. This is near the dump.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

This precious baby needs a home. She's
at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas.
She is spayed and declawed and recently had
to be shaved for fur ball mats. She can only go
to an indoor only home.

Truck loses wheel, crashes on Hwy 49

   April 21, 2016 at 5:35 PM:  A truck apparently lost a wheel on Hwy 49 near the Calaveras Airport and crashed.

   No injuries were indicated, but a tow truck is required to take the truck out of the roadway.

Dump trailer hits rail and dumps load

   April 21, 2016 at 5:15 PM:  A truck pulling a trailer loaded with dirt hit the railing at Obyrnes Ferry Road and Copper Cove Drive in Copperopolis.

   Dirt was dumped all over the roadway. No injuries were indicated. County roads is being called out to clear the roadway, which is currently blocked.

Collision in Burson

   April 21, 2016 at 5 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Southworth Drive in Burson.

   It isn't known if there are injuries. A tow truck is responding to the scene.

Traffic collision on Fricot City Road

   UPDATE:  Fortunately only minor injuries were sustained in the collision.

KIA and Suburban collide in Sonora

   April 21, 2016 at 3:15 PM:   A KIA and a Suburban have reportedly collided on Hwy 108 at Fir Drive in Sonora.

   It is not blocking the roadway, but be cautious as emergency vehicles arrive on scene.

Fed Ex truck in crash on Hwy 49

   UPDATE:  Per CHP only minor injuries were sustained in this collision and fire.

"She reminds me of my Mother. She isn't scared of anything!"

    The daughter of the principal of Sandy Hook school is being featured in a new Hillary Clinton ad about gun control.

   She talks about Clinton taking on the gun lobby and said "She reminds

Four vehicle crash on I-5

   April 21, 2016 at 11:55 AM:  A four vehicle crash involving a big rig has been reported on northbound I-5 near Roth Road in the Lathrop area.

   An ambulance is en route, along with 2 CHP. Be cautious as there is debris in the roadway at the scene.


Singer Prince found dead at estate

   The rock singer famous for "Purple Rain" has been found dead at his estate in Minnesota.

   His publicist made the announcement. No other details have been made available. He was 57 years old.