Sunday, July 31, 2016

71 year old camper missing iat Lake Alpine

Alpine County Sheriff's photo
       Rosalynn Saxenmeier was last seen walking away from her campsite at Lake Alpine on Thursday. 

   A search of around 100 square miles has failed to find the 71 year old. She has medical problems and can become disoriented. If you see her,  call 911.

Kitten set on fire at Sasketchewan Festival

   The crowd acted quickly when two people doused a kitten with alcohol and set it on fire at a festival in Sasketchewan, Canada.

    The kitten was quickly wrapped in a towel and rushed to a vet, where it is slowly recovering.  The creeps who set her on fire have been charged with animal cruelty.

Goose Fire in Fresno County

   As of 2:50 PM on July 31, 2016:  The Goose Fire is burning in the foothills around the town of Prather, north of Fresno and has burned 1500 acres since yesterday around 4:40 PM.

   Containment is only 5%, but so far no homes have been destroyed. Evacuation warnings have been issued for around 200 residents.  Smoke from this fire is drifting along the Sierras and into Nevada.

Smoke in Ebbetts Pass

  UPDATE:  We've been told that they are seeing the smoke from the Soberanes Fire even in Nevada.  Josh White of CalFire says the Goose Fire is sending smoke our way too!f

Fire in Monterey County grows

  As of 10:50 AM July 31, 2016 CalFire reports that the Soberanes Fire in the Carmel Valley has grown to 38,007 acres and is still only 15% contained.

   New immediate evacuation orders have been issued for Tassajara and Carmel Valley Drive to the Tassajara Hot Springs. 2000 homes are still threatened.

People trying to help injured fawn in Tuolumne

Fawns have a hard time in this
world of cruel people and reckless
drivers without deer warning
   July 31, 2016 at 11 AM:  Bypassers have stopped to try and help an injured fawn on Tuolumne Road at Westside in Tuolumne.

   CHP has been notified.  Its wonderful to see there are still some people out there who care about the wild animals.  They should be rewarded.  There are too many people in this world who poison, torture, and otherwise abuse animals.

Corporal Injury on Spouse arrest in Arnold

   On July 30, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested John Paul Fletcher (68) of Arnold near his residence on Castlewood Lane.

   Fletcher was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse, a felony.

Assault on an officer arrest in San Andreas

   On July 30, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Paul Dwayne Knaus (50) of Mokelumne Hill, at the Gold Strike Mobile Home Park in San Andreas.

   Knaus was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Assaulting a Police or Firefighter  with a Deadly Weapon, not a Firearm, and Willful Cruelty to a Child, both felonies, and released on bond.

Sierra Repertory Theater

Playing now at the Fallon House Theater
in Columbia through August 7.
Times and tickets at 532-3120

Giants at home today

   The SF Giants play the Washington Nationals today at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

   The Giants are in 1st place in the National League West with 60 wins and 44 losses. The game starts at 1 PM.

Winning Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire

   The $497 million Powerball was won last night, by one person.

   The ticket was purchased in New Hampshire.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Amador County Fair

Through the heat wave and all.
Tomorrow is the last day!

Calaveras Supervisor Wacko Cliff Edson calls another Special Meeting

Bully Edson first has to
pray for his racist
favorite pastor Franklin
Graham, the one he
got involved in
the Butte Fire
   Supervisor Cliff Edson failed to vote to approve a $9 million contract to any company at last weeks Calaveras Board meeting. We wrote how bad his judgment was and is!!!

  Now, because he knows he is in trouble in his re-election attempt,

Three vehicle traffic collision in Copperopolis

UPDATE:  Unable to locate this collision for quite awhile?  It appears they did finally locate this collision.

Collision in Jamestown

   July 30, 2016 at 5:50 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 and 5th Avenue in Jamestown.

   No injuries were indicated. Vehicles are on the side of the roadway.


Fire in LaGrange

  UPDATE at 6 PM:  The fire has now jumped the river. One home is nearby.

Fire in Monterey County continues to grow

   As of July 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County is 33,600 acres and is 15% contained.

   57 homes have now been destroyed. Evacuations continue. The cause is still being investigated.

Hot air balloon crashes in Texas

   10 people taking a ride in a hot air balloon in Texas apparently died when the balloon caught fire and crashed.

    The FAA is investigating the cause of the fire.

What about the Bullfrogs???

   Wondering about the pond that appears to be drying up off the Hwy 4 bypass outside Angels Camp?

  We hear the City repaired the leaks in the Rolleri pipeline and now we wonder what will happen to the bullfrogs who live in the pond the water was feeding.

Collision on Hwy 49 in Jackson

   July 30, 2016 at 1:45 PM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 49 and Argonaut Road in Jackson.

  No injuries are indicated, but there is debris in the roadway, so be extra cautious.

Three car collision in Clements

    July 30, 2016 at 1:40 PM:  A three car collision is  now being cleared at Hwy 88 and Liberty Road in Clements.

    No injuries have been indicated but be cautious as tow trucks and CHP are in the area.

Power pole hit and run near Don Pedro

   July 30, 2016:  A power pole was apparently hit and lines and a transformer are down on LaGrange Road near Hwy 59 near Don Pedro.

   La Grange Road will be closed until PG&E can come and clear the lines. Apparently the vehicle was abandoned by whoever ran into it last night.

Tree down on Poole Station Road

  UPDATE:  CHP has just announced that Poole Station Road will be closed for 6-8 hours due to the tree blocking the roadway.

Friday, July 29, 2016

A grieving Muslim father said it best....

   The father of a Muslim U.S. soldier who died for our country, moved more people with his sincere words at the Democratic Convention, than any of the rehearsed speakers.

  His rebuke of Donald Trump, saying to him, "YOU have sacrificed nothing, and NO none!" caused even the most professional journalists to lose their ability to speak through their tears. 

Motorcycles down on Hwy 108

   July 29, 2016 at 4:40 PM:  Three or four motorcycles are reportedly down in the roadway on Hwy 108 at Clark Fork Road on the pass near the Dardanelles.

   CHP is en route. It isn't known if there are injuries. Gravel was reported on the roadway, possibly as a cause. 

Truck knocks down poles

   July 29, 2016 at 4:35 PM:  A big rig has reportedly struck some poles on Danaher Drive near Emereff Lane in Valley Springs.

    Several lines are down in the roadway. No injuries are indicated. AT&T, Comcast and PG&E have been notified. Be extra cautious if in the area.

Head-on collision in Tracy

   July 29, 2016 at 1:20 PM:  A head-on collision between a sedan and a pickup has been reported at 11th street and Banta Road in Tracy.

   An ambulance is en route due to major injuries.  Use extra caution as there is about 200' of debris on the roadway.

August is Adopt-a Shelter Dog month

   Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) is announcing that August is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog month in Calaveras County.

   There are many wonderful dogs at the Calaveras Animal Services facility in San Andreas. Come visit and find a forever friend to take home with you, and at a discounted price.

Roy Taliaferro of Copperopolis

   Roy Lynn Taliaferro of Copperopolis passed away at his home on June 24, 2016.

    He was 52, born on May 9, 1964

Angels Camp Council to approve new subdivision

Sadly, the elected and
appointed officials in
Angels Camp do not
think for themselves,
but do what they are
told by McHatten.
    At the August 2, 2016 Angels Camp City Council meeting, the Gallery and Greenhorn Creek will get its final approval.

   This is the first development in Angels Camp in many years. You may remember that Mr. McHatten raised all the fees at least double at the last meeting intentionally to catch these people in the Angels City TRAP!!

Arnold man arrested in Angels Camp

   According to the Angels Camp Police Department, Robert Douglas Smith (54) of Arnold was arrested on Mark Twain Road in Angels Camp.

   Smith was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Willful Discharge of a Firearm, a felony and for Disorderly Conduct due to Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Wilderness Week Events at Lake Alpine

   The Stanislaus National Forest Service will be conducting events to celebrate Wilderness Week at Lake Alpine this weekend.

   For more details call the Ranger Station at 795-1381.

Crash in Burson

   July 29, 2016 at 8:05 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic crash between a silver BMW and a black Dodge Challenger at Burson Road and Southworth Road in Burson.

   One person mentioned that the BMW was seen crossing the double yellow lines before the crash. A tow truck has been dispatched. No injuries have been indicated.

Car overturned in field in Jamestown

   July 29, 2016 at 8 AM:  A car has reportedly overturned into a field at Hwy 49 and Sims Road in Jamestown.

   Major injuries have been indicated. An ambulance is en route. A search is ongoing for possible other passengers in the vehicle.

More homes destroyed in Monterey County

   As of July 29, 2016 at 8 AM CalFire reports that 41 homes and 10 outbuildings have now been destroyed in the Soberanes Fire near Carmel.

   Total acreage is 31,386 and is still only 15% contained.  The smoke from this fire can be seen in the skies of Calaveras County.

Fire in Sonora

Tuolumne County photo
  UPDATE:  This fire is now 75% contained.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hillary Rodham Clinton 1st woman President in US???

   Tonight, July 28, 2016 wraps up the Democratic National Convention with the acceptance of her party's nomination for President of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

   While many other countries have already elected women leaders, Clinton, if elected in November, will be the 1st woman President of the US. 

Traffic collision in San Andreas

    July 28, 2016 at 8 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 12 not far from the Calaveras River bridge in San Andreas.

   A pickup is apparently out in the middle of a field, 100' off the roadway. Three CHP are at the scene. It isn't clear if there are any injuries. Be cautious as they pull the pickup back onto the roadway.

No new trial in Chandra Levy case!

   For those who remember Chandra Levy, the 24 year old intern from the Modesto area, whose body was found in a DC park, todays events are somewhat shocking.

What country was I in last week?

   Last week, while watching the Republican National Convention, I felt distraught, fearful and felt like someone was trying to fill our hearts with hate and

Major injuries in Hwy 4 crash

   July 28, 2016 at 11:20 AM:  A car that overturned onto its roof was reported after a white Chevy Blazer collided with a big rig on Hwy 4 just west of the Middle River Bridge outside Discovery Bay.

    An ambulance responded due to major  injuries. Use extra caution in the area.

Fire in Calaveritas

  Per CalFire on July 27, 2016 around 6:12 PM they responded to a report of a grass fire at Calaveritas Road and Old Gulch Road.

    Called the Old Fire, air, engine units and hand crews were dispatched to the scene and the fire was extinguished at 4.4 acres in size.  The cause has not been determined.


Letter to the Editor: Sheriff election

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

   I had thought it might be too early but I have seen your articles about the 2018 Calaveras Sheriff election coming up, so I'm writing to voice my

Camanche disappeared under the water...

How many are left who visited the lovely little valley
 town of Camanche (misspelled by namers) before it was bulldozed
and flooded by EBMUD?
Calaveras Historical Society photo.

Car off Hwy 49 into ditch at Carson Hill

   July 28, 2016 at 10:05 AM:  A car has run off Hwy 49 near Carson Hill and into the ditch.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Possible DUI incident indicated. Be cautious if headed in that direction.

Head-on traffic collision on Hwy 4

   July 28, 2016 at 9 AM:  A head-on traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Union Point near Discovery Bay.

    An ambulance and two tow trucks are responding to the scene. Lanes are blocked, so be extra cautious if headed that way.

Big rig dumps load on Hwy 88

   July 28, 2016 at 8:50 AM:  A big rig with doubles has reportedly spilled its load on Hwy 88 near Columbia Drive in the Pioneer area.

   Caltrans is responding. Use extra caution if in that area

San Andreas woman arrested for threats

   On July 27, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Debra Lynne Dougherty (53) of San Andreas, at her home on Russell Road in San Andreas.

   Dougherty was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Threatening to Commit a Crime with the Intent to Terrorize, a felony.

Bulldozer driver killed in Carmel Fire

      Two bulldozers rolled over while trying to carve a line around the Soberanes Fire in the Carmel area. The Governor has declared a state of emergency in the area.

   One driver was killed and the other escaped with minor injuries. 34 homes have been destroyed, 27,000 acres burned and now 1 fatality in this fire. It is still only 10% contained.

Plane crash at Columbia Airport

   It has been reported by authorities that a plane that crashed and burst into flames late Wednesday July 27, 2016, killed 4 people.

   The crash is being investigated. It landed and then hit a fuel truck off the runway. Attempts to save the people in the plane were unsuccessful.  The names of those who died are being withheld, but we understand it was a local Tuolumne County family.

Temps could reach 108 in Calaveras today

   The US Weather Bureau has reported that it is possible for the temperature in Calaveras County to reach as high as 108 degrees today, July 28, 2016.

   Be extra cautious; stay indoors when possible and drink plenty of fluids.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Calaveras Council of Governments

   On August 3, 2016 the Calaveras Council of Governments will meet at the Calaveras Supervisors Chambers in San Andreas.

   The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM. They will be discussing our highways and transportation in Calaveras County

The Grand Old Party (GOP).......

   ....has transformed itself from the Reagan "TEAR DOWN THAT WALL" party to the Trump "BUILD THAT WALL" party.

    The party itself is to blame for the rise of a hatefilled, fear-mongering, racist like Trump!  They thought they could control their Tea Potty friends and were wrong!!

Fire in Carmel area 24,000 acres

   As of July 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM Cal Fire shows the Soberanes Fire near Carmel has grown to 23,568 acres and is only 10% contained. Hwy 1 remains closed in the area.

   2000 homes are under evacuation orders, 20 homes have been destroyed and the
cause is still under investigation.


John Francis O'Neal of Mokelumne Hill

   John Francis O'Neal of Mokelumne Hill, passed away in Sonora on July 22, 2016. He was 85.

    A native of Winters, Texas,

Car Fire in Valley Springs

   July 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM:  A car fire has been reported in the CVS parking lot at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

   Be extra cautious as emergency vehicles will be in the area.

Major injuries in San Andreas collision

   July 27, 2016 at 2:15 PM:  A traffic collision at Hwy 12 and Hwy 49 and caused major injuries and caused Hwy 12 to be blocked.

   An ambulance and tow trucks are responding to the scene. Be extra cautious until the roadway is cleared.

Calaveras Arts Council Mixer

Threats, Intimidation and Insanity

    All three of these words fit into a neat little package of what the owners of the Sierra Sentinel and people who write for it have endured from the racist, filthy white trash, dirty cops and violent gun thugs

Calaveras Community Foundation received over $500,000 for BUTTE!!

   People everywhere in the county donated to what they tell us they sincerely believed was a fund set up and advertised by Calaveras Community Foundation to help the victims of the horrendous Butte Fire.

   Over $500,000 was donated, we're told. The CCF then began donating to the organizations Calaveras County HS agency manager Mary Sawicki

Newly appointed Sheriff DiBasilio campaigning in Copperopolis

   The newly appointed Calaveras Sheriff DiBasilio is campaigning for his election in Copperopolis on July 30, 2016 from 9-10 AM.

   The donors rally will be held in Town Square at Roasters Coffee Shop. Bring money!!

Calaveras District 5--Supervisor filiing opens TODAY, July 27, 2016--RECALL!!

   We just received this notice from Calaveras Elections:

   The opening day to file to run for Calaveras Supervisor in District 5 due to the recall is TODAY, July 27, 2016 and ends August 25, 2016.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hit and run by Drunk Uncle???

   July 26, 2016 at 7:15 PM:  A man reported to CHP has his Uncle, who had apparently been drinking, hit his wife's car twice and then left the scene on Barron Ranch Road, not far from Black Oak Casino.

   CHP is en route to the scene. No injuries were indicated.

Musi in the Parks in West Point

Tanglewood will perform at West Point
Elementary School on Wednesday July 27, 2016
from 6:30 to 8 PM
No alcohol allowed on school premises!

Motorcycle cop in collision in Escalon

   Three CHP units are at the scene of a motorcycle officer reportedly in a collision on Hwy 120 near Brennan in Escalon.

   An ambulance is responding but the officer is just limping some, per the report. The officer may be Escalon Police, but it isn't yet clear.


Mr. BigPot McmAnus complains, complains, complains!!

   UPDATE:  We have to give credit to Supervisor Oliveira, who personally insulted his best friend Mr. Big Pot McmAnus for accusing the Sheriff's department of hiding things and the planning department of protecting

It's been nearly a YEAR now, OES head Bully Edson!!!

   After we wrote an article about the poor people who applied for assistance at Supervisor Edson's urging not getting any help at all, Edson now says:

    Calaveras Recovers will NOW be interviewing people who applied for help last year.  Why is it taking so long? Could it be these people are on SALARY?? Edson glanced at the camera before he started talking. He is SUCH BAD NEWS!!!

Tennessee company gets millions to remove trees

   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on July 26, 2016 the agenda has an item to approve a $9,775,000 payment and contract to Phillips and Jordan, Inc., a Tennessee company.

   This money is to remove the dead trees in the Calaveras County right-of-ways near road in the Butte Fire area.  CW Emerson and Sutton were local companies who applied and did not get the work.


Harley Davidson rider killed in Stockton

   A 39 year old man from Ripon died after his Harley Davidson motorcycle struck the side of an SUV on Mariposa Road in Stockton on July 25, 2016.

   He was taken to a hospital with major injuries but did not survive. His name has not yet been released per CHP.


Evacuations expanded in Carmel area fire

   July 26, 2016 at 7:35 AM:   The Soberanes Fire near Carmel in Monterey County is now nearly 20,000 acres and is only 10% contained.

  Twenty homes and two outbuildings have been destroyed so far. More evacuations have been ordered in the area.

Horse stolen in Douglas Flat

  On July 25, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff was called by a resident on Main Street in Douglas Flat that their horse had been stolen.

   A deputy took the report of Grand Theft Horse.

The DOG ate it- in Moke Hill

   On July 25, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff was called due to a dispute over a dog eating a document on Stevenson Street in Mokelumne Hill.

   The dispute was apparently over the replacement cost of the ingested document. A deputy counseled the parties involved.

Quote of the Day: by rightwing Republican Joe Scarborough

   Early this morning on Morning Joe, the show's host, former Republican and right winger Joe Scarborough made a few comments about Michelle Obamas speech at the Democratic Convention.

   He said that it was such a moving, rousing speech that "he was sure that parts of it will be heard again in 4 years at the Republican Convention!"

Traffic collision in West Point

   July 26, 2016 at 5:50 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Main Street in West Point.

  An ambulance is responding to the scene, along with CHP and fire personnel. Be extra cautious if in the area.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Lynn Eloise Smith of Valley Springs

     Lynn Eloise Smith was born in 1930 in Placentia, California to Raymond and Olive Johnson.

   She worked over 25 years as a Unit Secretary for both Bay General Hospital in San Diego and Enloe Hospital in Chico.

   She and her husband Roy

Citizens catch and hold burglar in Murphys

  On July 22, 2016, according to a Sheriff's Press Release, Calaveras County deputies received a report of a burglary in progress on the 1800 block of French Gulch Road in Murphys.

Collision in Sonora

   July 25, 2016 at 3:15 PM:  A collision has been reported on Mono Way at Hwy 108 in Sonora.

   No injuries were indicated, but be cautious as CHP clears the roadway.

Major injuries at Lake Tulloch

      According to the Calaveras Sheriff, on July 24, 2016 at approximately 4:45 PM the Calaveras County Marine division responded to Lake Tulloch for a vessel accident with major injuries.

Drought and Bark Beetle damage in Calaveras

   A study done recently counted around 700,000 dead trees in Calaveras County due to the drought and then the bark beetle.

   If you have a dead tree you believe is on CCWD property, call 754-3543 to have an arborist come and authenticate it.

Overturned car on Mountain Ranch Road

  July 25, 2016 at 10:05 AM:  A car has reportedly overturned on Mountain Ranch Road at Gold Hunter Road in San Andreas, near the library.

   One person was trapped in the vehicle. A tow truck responded. Fortunately only minor injuries were indicate.

Traffic collision in Ione

  July 25,2016 at 8:10 AM:  CHP is en route to the scene of a reported traffic collision at Hwy 104 and Castle Oaks Drive in Ione.

   An ambulance is also responding to the location. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

E-mails, E-mails, E-mails!!!

   A truly cautionary message to all who use email regularly; from the Democratic National Committee!! Both parties' leaders had favorites and NOT favorites in this primary, and either one could get caught in an email scandal.

   Think about what you are going to write!  Picture it written

Heat wave to continue this week

   With temperatures over 100 degrees most of this week, take care to drink enough fluids and don't overdo the physical exercise.

   Heat exhaustion can be dangerous. Try to stay out of the sun as much as possible.

Verizon buying Yahoo

   It was reported this morning that Verizon Wireless is expanding its reach by purchasing Yahoo.

   They have agreed to pay $4.8 billion for the search engine.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fire on Poole Station Road

   UPDATE at 6:45 PM:  The fire is reportedly contained. Some units have been released.

Me! Me! Please pick Me!!

My name is Fezzik. I have beautiful
blue eyes. Please take me home with you.
I'm at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas
waiting for you!

"No marijuana grows in Angels Camp," per Golf Pro

   At the Angels Camp City Council meeting on July 19, 2016 it was asked what the City was doing about the marijuana grows in the City limits since they banned it.

   The City Administrator Golf Pro answered "There aren't any (that we know about)!"  Very interesting. We are sure RELIGIOUS extremist residents will be glad to hear that!

Vehicle vs. tree at Phoenix Lake

   July 24, 2016 at 1:15 PM:  A vehicle has left Phoenix Lake Road and hit a tree near Meadow Brook Drive.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Be extra cautious while emergency crews are working to clear this collision.

Angels Camp needs younger GOOD Councilpersons

  Fortunately the three eldest Angels Camp City Councilpersons are not running for re-election in November. We need people who are NOT afraid to challenge the current Golf Pro Administrator.

    Kulm (the UN-elected mayor), Sobon (now 78)  and longtime councilmember Morris are not running again.  We need young people from the CENTRAL Angels Camp and Altaville areas to represent longtime residents fairly.

FAA investigating mid-air crash

   Two crop dusters collided in mid-air on Saturday morning near Knights Landing, killing one of the pilots.

   The FAA is investigating the crash, which occurred on private land.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fire in Carmel

     July 23, 2016 at 6:15PM: 1650 structures are currently threatened in the Sobranes Fire near Carmel.

     Evacuation warnings have been issued. 6500 acres have burned so far and it is only 5% contained.

Collision in Jamestown

   July 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 120 and Hwy 49 in Jamestown.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Be extra cautious if in the area.

Hazard on Hwy 49

   July 23, 2016 at 4:20 PM:  A car was trying to pull another car with a rope on Hwy 49 near Jackass Hill and is now blocking the roadway.

   A tow truck is responding to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Fire in Hathaway Pines

   UPDATE:  It was just  reported that CalFire was seen returning to the station on Hwy 4, so the fire must be out.

Senator Tim Kaine officially introduced as VP

   Many of us were very concerned about Hillary Clinton picking Tim Kaine as her VP, a little known Governor and Senator from Virginia.

   Kaine is in Florida with Clinton

Collision at Little Sweden

   July 23, 2016 at 1:15 PM:  CHP is en route to a report of a traffic collision on Hwy 108 near Little Sweden. The car is fully engulfed in flames.

   An ambulance and fire are responding. Witnesses mentioned that there were beer bottles on the side of the road.  Apparently the passenger stated to the reporting party that the driver was drinking.


Traffic collision near Pinecrest

   July 23, 2016 at 11:50 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 near Old Mono Way outside Pinecrest.

   A small Audi is apparently on fire. Two CHP are en route to the scene, along with an ambulance and fire crew due to the fire spreading to the trees. Two men had gone across the highway and down a hill as if hiding something, according to one witness.


OP-ED: 30 year devout Republican

  This letter was originally written to the Republican committee Chair in York County:

   Chairman Cuzzone:

      We come together in political parties to magnify our influence. An organized representative institution

Appointed Sheriff DiBasilio begins his campaigning

   Today is the first of the newly appointed Calaveras County Sheriff Di Basilio to begin his campaign for election of 2018, which isn't far off.

   He calls it meeting the public, but we know that he needs to campaign early and often to keep this cushy job he got a political appointment for.  Already, he had shown to have NO Transparency and No response to victims needs.  And his extreme ties (we hear they drink together) with Supervisor Oliveira (who is hanging on by the skin of his teeth), is absolutely SCARY!!

Two collisions near Dodge Ridge

      July 23, 2016 at 9 AM:  CHP is investigating two separate traffic collisions on Forest Roads near Dodge Ridge. One allegedly seemed to have been drinking and covered the vehicle up with bushes.

   The other is a service vehicle for Lair of the Bear Summer Camp and is calling their own tow service. They are both just off Dodge Ridge Road and Dodge Ridge Loop Road.

Abandoned car at Camanche

   July 23, 2016 at 6:45 AM:  A red Camaro has been reported abandoned with its door open at Wade and Burson roads in Camanche.

   A tow truck is responding to the scene. Be cautious in the area until it can be removed.

Hit and Run in Stockton

   July 23, 2016 at 6:30 AM:  A man says he allowed a 23 year old woman drive his vehicle home from a bar because he had been drinking, and she sideswiped another vehicle and then pulled over onto the sidewalk in front of Lincoln High School in Stockton.

   She apparently then took off running saying she didn't want to go back to jail. CHP is at the scene.

Rollover on Hwy 99

   July 23, 2016 at 6:25 AM:  A vehicle has rolled over on southbound Hwy 99 at Morada Lane in the Lodi area.

   No injuries have been indicated.  Be extra cautious if headed in that direction. A tow truck is responding.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Quote of the Jon Stewart

    Jon Stewart got mad and told Trump supporters that .."they can't take America back, because they never OWNED America!"

VW van blocking Hwy 120

   July 22, 2016 at 7:20 PM:  A VW van overheated and is blocking traffic on Hwy 120 off Old Priest Grade outside Jamestown.

    A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene. Be extra cautious until the roadway can be cleared.

Traffic collision in San Andreas

   July 22, 2016 at 7:15 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Treat Avenue near Turner Park in San Andreas.

   No injuries were indicated. Two CHP are at the scene.

Robert Kirk Andersen of Angels Camp

   On Monday July 11, 2016 Robert Kirk Andersen, who was 56, passed away peacefully at his home in Angels Camp.

   Kirk was born December 19, 1959 at Mark Twain Hospital in San Andreas to Robert

Vehicle collision near Bret Harte High School

   UPDATE:  A Calaveras Sheriff's Office deputy is involved in this collision. No injuries were indicated, except for a mentioned bloody nose.

Possible fire in Mokelumne Hill

  UPDATE:  Burning leaves were discovered. Now extinguished.  No burning is allowed.

Copperopoliis man arrested

   On July 21, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Kenneth Allen Uhl (79) of Copperopolis at his residence on Main Street.

   Uhl was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Threatening a Crime wit the Intent to Terrorize, a felony, and then was released on cash bail.

Cause of the Baker Fire in Copperopolis

   Per Cal Fire the Baker Fire in Copperopolis, which has blackened around 60 acres, was caused by some type of equipment use.

   They are still mopping up this fire, but no further spread has occurred.

Collision in Rancho Calaveras

     CHP reports that on July 21, 2016 around 2:30 PM Cheryl A. Lindow (62) of Valley Springs was driving a 2016 Ford F150  on Cane Lane at 5-10 MPH in Rancho

Grass Fire in Ione

   July 22, 2016 at 11:25 AM:  A grass fire was just reported on 5 Mile Drive near Castle Oaks Golf Club in Ione.

    Air and ground units of CalFire are responding.

Store in Valley Springs burglarized

   On July 21, 2016 a store on Hwy 12 in Valley Springs reported  a burglary with items stolen.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

Rickie Mae Fry of Burson

   Rickie Mae Fry passed away peacefully at home at the age of 80 on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 with her husband, sister and son by her side.

    Rickie was

Collision on Hwy 26

   July 22, 2016 at 8:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Archerdale Road in Linden.

    One vehicle has overturned, resulting in minor injuries. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Motorcycle collision in Escalon

   July 22, 2016 at 8 AM:  A motorcycle collision has been reported on Hwy 120 near Carrolton Road in Escalon.

   A Harley Davidson hit a pick-up, resulting in major injuries. An ambulance is en route to the scene. Avoid the area if possible.

The adventures of Trumpty Dumpty

       Trumpty Dumpty, the ONE, says he's the savior of all,

       Trumpty Dumpty still says he'll

Motorcycle collision in Twain Harte

   Per CHP on July 21, 2016 around 9:50 PM Larry Evans (75) of Salida was riding his 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Hwy 108 near Sugar Pine Road in Twain Harte, entering a right curve

Baker Fire in Copperopolis

   The forward spread of the Baker Fire that was reported at Baker and School streets in Copperopolis just after 3 PM on July 21, 2016 was stopped by 5:30 PM with help from air and ground attack.

   At that time the total acres indicated burned was 60 and containment was 40%. Obyrnes Ferry Road was closed for awhile due to fire personnel in the area. The cause has not yet been determined.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Kangaroo golf anyone???

Only in Australia, of course!

Fire in Copperopolis

Photo by B. Portfolio
CalFire is battling a fire in the Copperopolis area. 

  They quickly got air attack on this fire and now seem to have in in control at around 55 to 60 acres.

More of Copper Fire

Photo by B. Portfolio taken from Town Square

Injuries in Rancho Calaveras collision

   July 21, 2016 at 3 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hartvickson Lane and Brooks Road in Rancho Calaveras.

   An ambulance is en route due to injuries. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Traffic collision on Murphys Grade Road

   July 21, 2016 at 2 PM:  A car reportedly went over the side off the Murphys Grade Road outside Angels Camp.

   A tow truck and ambulance are responding to the scene. It is being questioned how long ago it happened.  Be cautious if in the area, as emergency vehicles will be present.

Amador County Warns of Heat

   In a press release Amador County Public Health and the Amador County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services urge residents to prepare for extreme temperatures over 100 degrees this weekend.

What?? No BABY Killers???

   Something is missing at this years Republican National Convention. No mention is made about religion in regards to womens' right to choose!  It's in their platform loud and clear!

   Usually when they meet, the number one topic of screaming is "BABY Killers!" The Democrats are "BABY killers!"  Is it because Trump knows women already dislike him.

Woman runs after hitting telephone pole

   July 21, 2016 at 7:45 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a vehicle at Commons Road and Bradbury Road in Turlock that hit a telephone pole.  A woman  reportedly grabbed a suitcase and began running after the collision.

   The male passenger apparently stated that she had a warrant out for her arrest and had no drivers license.  The pole is leaning. A tow truck has been dispatched for the car. No injuries were indicated.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ted Cruz gets booed! Refused to endorse Trump!

  Ted Cruz took the stage at the Republican Convention tonight and throughout his speech the crowd cheered.

   Then it was nearly over and the audience realized he had not endorsed Donald Trump for President, and they turned on him. They yelled "Endorse" and then they booed him.  Yes, he was simply campaigning for his run in 2020.

Vehicle rollover in Rancho Calaveras

   UPDATE: Minor injuries were a result of this collision.

   July 20, 2016 at 5:10 PM:  A small dark car has reportedly

CHP at Valley Springs collision

   July 20, 2016 at 5:15 PM:  CHP is just in the clearing stage of a collision at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

  No injuries have been indicated, but both vehicles need a tow. Avoid the area until cleared.

Is this true about Melania Trump?

   Today we heard that the RNC program officially states that Melania Trump began a modeling career after getting a degree from a university in her home country.

   Of course, someone had to check; and what they found was that in actuality Melania dropped out of school after one year to model.  We are trying to verify this story.

Dog and Cat Benefit Yard Sale

   Friends of the Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) is holding a Yard Sale in October to benefit animals in the shelter.

   We need donations from your attic or garage to offer the public for sale.  Call Peggy at 786-7037 for more information.

Quote of the Day: Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner says....

  Caitlyn Jenner, is at the Republican Convention this week, but now says "It was easier to come out as a transgender than it is to tell people he is a Republican."

   No allowed on the big stage, Jenner spoke to a few in a back room at the hall, saying she has to praise President Obama for helping to open the doors for the LGBT community.

Transparency and Communication with SHERIFF???

   When Sheriff DiBasilio was sworn in, we were hesitant, since he had bragged that he was a Kuntz boy.

   He assured us that he was NOT and that he would keep everyone safe. Now

Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira begins campaigning for re-election

   With his re-election only too close and people extremely unhappy with his incompetence, Supervisor Oliveira is trying to head off a recall.

   Unable to handle the everyday problems that come up,

New Admission by Trump campaign

    The Trump campaign has turned in a letter written by a private Trump employee named Meredith McIlver, saying she is responsible for the language in Melania Trumps' speech.

   Now admitting to the plagiarism of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech, after days of denying it, apparently the woman offered to resign. Trump refused to accept her resignation, they are saying.  Trump had to do something to take the direct blame off his wife.

Hit and Run on Hwy 26

   July 20, 2016 at 10 AM:  A hit and run has been reported on Hwy 26 in Linden.

   A red Chevy S-10 was apparently hit by a red car which left the scene. CHP is en route to the location.


Amador Supervisors meeting

   The Amador County Board of Supervisors will meet on July 26, 2016 in Jackson.

   The meeting starts at 9 AM and is located at 810 Court Street in the Board Chambers.

Three vehicle collision on Hwy 99

   July 20, 2016 at 8:20 AM:  A three vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 99 at Hammer Lane in Stockton.

  Minor injuries resulted from this collision. One vehicle is blocking the #3 lane. A tow truck is responding. 

Valley Springs woman arrested

   On July 19, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Janine Ann Sanchez (42) of Valley Springs at the Calaveras Sheriff's Office in San Andreas.

   Sanchez was booked into the Calaveras County Jail

Who's a liar????

  Yesterday, someone from the Trump campaign leaked that Melania didn't like the speech that was written for her and

Creator of "Happy Days' dies

    Garry Marshall, who is considered to be a legend in Hollywood, creating, writing and producing such iconic TV shows as Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days and Mork and Mindy, has died at the age of 81.

   Penny Marshall is Garry's sister, who played Lavene in the hit TV show.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Earthquake in Hollister

  A 4.2 magnitude earthquake was reported in Hollister on July 19, 2016. No major damage was reported.

  It was located on the San Andreas Fault. Many aftershocks followed the main quake.

Small bear on Stevenot Bridge

  July 19, 2016 at 7:25 PM:  A small brown bear has been reportedly going in and out of traffic on the Tuolumne County side of the Stevenot Bridge.

   Be extra cautious if in the area. Now there there is no more Bear Mountain, they have no place to live in that part of the county.

Letter to the Editor: Trump

  Dear Editor:

   I've been watching the Republican National Convention as I have for around 20 years.

   My husband and I have also been

Trump in trouble for Queen song...

  If there is anything Republicans hate more than people of color, its gays.  So, why is Donald Trump so insistent on using one of Queen's hit songs "We are the Champions".

   They have ordered him to stop, as have other groups he has tried to use. They want no one to believe that they could possibly support someone like Trump.

Traffic collision outside Glencoe

   July 19, 2016 at 1:25 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 26 and Deardorf Lane in the Glencoe area.

   The roadway is blocked, so be very cautious if in the area.  No injuries have been indicated.

Dorothy Caldwell of Angels Camp

     Dorothy Elizabeth Caldwell was born on March 26, 1925 in Oakland. She was living at 4290 Filly Lane in Angels Camp and died peacefully at her home on

If you're sick of Trump...go to the bears!

   We've spoken to so many people who are totally sick of the Trumpty Dumpty convention already that we have a solution.

   Go online to the Katmai National Forest Brooks River live cameras and watch the salmon jumping and the beautiful brown bears fishing. So relaxing, and the people who make comments are so nice and friendly.

Norovirus stikes California Republican Delegation

  Yesterday several members and staffer of the California delegation to the RNC Convention became ill with the norovirus.

   They are staying at a hotel about an hour from the Convention Center in Cleveland.

Youtube chat room closed due to racist hate-filled speech

   In addition to all of the other weird things that went wrong at the first day of the Republican Convention, something was terribly wrong in the YouTube chat room.

Rollover at Toyon on Hwy 12

   July 19, 2016 at 8:40 AM:  A vehicle is reportedly rolled over on Hwy 12 near Hwy 26 at Toyon.

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


Handsome Benny needs a home

Benny is a neutered shorthair, a beautiful homeless cat who will
most likely be adopted quickly.  Go to Calaveras
Animal Services to visit him or adopt him.

Vehicles burglarized in Angels Camp

   On July 18, 2016 it was reported that vehicles had been burglarized in Angels Camp on Hwy 49.

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

Deer on Hwy 4 in Arnold

      July 19, 2016 at 8:10 AM:  A deer was just reported in the middle of Hwy 4 near Lakemont Drive.

   Use extra caution if in the area. Put deer whistles on your bumper. They're cheap, cheaper than hitting a deer!

RNC Convention a total disconnect

   On the first day of the Trump RNC Convention, the Colorado delegation walked out amid controversy over the rules, and most of the speeches were hate-filled, racist rants.

  Then Melania Trump

Monday, July 18, 2016

Car rolls down hill into house

  July 18, 2016 at 10 PM:  A car reportedly rolled down a hill on Sequoia Avenue in Valley Springs and into a house.

   We aren't sure if it lost its brakes or what happened. Fortunately there were no injuries reported.

Shocking: Melania Trump thanks Michelle Obama for speech

   The audience left early during the depressing insults to black and brown people at the Republican National Convention on its first night, until Melania Trump spoke

Harley Davidson crashes on Hwy 108

   July 18, 2016 at 6:35 PM:  A rider of a fully dressed Harley Davidson motorcycle reportedly crashed on Hwy 108 at Kennedy Meadow Road in Tuolumne County.

   The rider was injured and an ambulance is responding to the scene for leg and knee injuries. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Multi-car crash in Lodi area

   July 18, 2016 at 3 PM:  A multi-car crash has been reported on Hwy 88 near Eight Mile Road in the Lodi area.

    Tow trucks are responding. It isn't clear if there are injuries. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Porkey the Dirty Pig

He waddles, he splats, he loves to roll in his own filth!
Porkey the Dirty Pig loves himself!! Stay away!!!
And his story just be continued.

Motorcyclist hit by truck, dies on Hwy 50

   On July 17, 2016 as 4 motorcyclists were crossing Hwy 50 the last one didn't make it across and was struck by an oncoming truck pulling a trailer.

   The rider died at the scene. Hwy 50 was closed for several hours.

Betty Jean Carrier of Plymouth

   Betty Jean Carrier, born December 21, 1924 in Bakersfield, was 91 years old

Governor Kasich refuses to attend convention

   The RNC just honored posthumously, two Ohio governors.  At first we thought that was odd, but.... turns out that the current Governor Kasich is among the many Republicans who refuse to attend this years convention.

The Turtles are playing at the Convention Center

   The 60's group the Turtles are playing music for the RNC Convention. Happy Together was their first piece.

   Other groups had refused to play at the convention due to Trump.

U-Tube chat shows who Donald Trump supporters are

   U-Tube is streaming live the Republican Convention in Cleveland. If you want to know who Donald Trump supporters are, just read the chat wall.

   WALL, WALL, WALL, Make American WHITE again, and on and on and on, insulting the Hispanics who are protesting outside the hall, white supremacy and other insulting comments.  You should go to the site and read it, with all its filthy language.

Major injuries in Camanche crash

   On July 15, 2016 around 1:40 PM Kevin McAllister (50) of Valley Springs was driving a Ford pickup on Camanche Parkway when he lost control

Collision on Hwy 4

   According to CHP on July 16, 2016 Michael Robinson (58) of Mountain Ranch was driving a 2012 Toyota on Hwy 4 near Black Springs Road above Arnold at 55 MPH.

   Robinson felt the Toyota slightly slide out of control while traversing a curve in the roadway, turned the vehicle to correct the direction of travel and lost complete control of the vehicle.

   The Toyota veered to the right, traveling off the roadway and overturning.

   Both parties were transported to Mark Twain Hospital by Ebbetts Pass Fire with minor injuries.

   Alcohol and or drugs are not believed to be a factor in this crash.

Hauling PIne Needles into the woods

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office received a report of a truck full of pine needles off Blagen Road that appears to be taking them to dump in the forest.

  One of the many scandals that follow Supervisor Oliveira around is his inability to handle basic problems, such as where residents can dump pine needles. We have heard many reports that they are being dumped in the SNF.

Burglary in Mokelumne Hill

   On July 17, 2016 a burglary was reported by a resident on Church Street in Mokelumne Hill.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took a report.

Burson PO Boxes broken into...AGAIN!

   Burson seems to have the worst time protecting residents' PO boxes.  Another report of break-ins was received by the Calaveras Sheriff's Office on July 17, 2016.

  Do they leave the door unlocked 24 hours a day or does the perp also break into the main office? This isn't clear.

Multiple reports of fireworks in Burson

   Just after midnight July 17, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of fireworks being set off in the Burson area.

   A deputy located the people responsible, who said they were from out of state and would not set off any more fireworks.

Howdy Doody time has begun!!

   If you fell asleep laughing and woke up laughing this morning, you most likely watched 60 minutes' interview of the newest couple in America, Trump and Pence.

   It was hard to keep quiet enough to hear what was said next,

Motorcycle death in Strawberry

   According to a CHP report on July 16, 2016 around 1:45 PM a motorcycle rider (73) of Soulsbyville, was traveling west on Hwy 108 near Herring Creek Lane in Strawberry at an

Traffic collision in Burson

   July 18, 2016 at 6:20 PM: A traffic collision has been reported on Burson Road near Hwy 12 in Burson.

   A tow truck is responding to the scene. No injuries have been indicated.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Traffic collision in Dorrington

  July 17, 2016 at 8 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 near Meko Drive in Dorrington.

  Ambulances are responding due to 3 people injured. Avoid the area if possible.

Another Veteran, a Marine, out murdering our cops!!

   It was discovered today after the shooting of 6 police officers in Baton Rouge, that the shooter was also a veteran.

  In fact, the shooter was a Marine veteran.  Why are veterans murdering our cops???

Traffic collision in Lodi

   July 17, 2016 at 7 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 99 and Kettleman Lane in Lodi.

  One vehicle is overturned onto its side in a field. One vehicle is blocking the roadway. An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Salmon are jumping in Alaska

Brooks Falls at Katmai a few minutes ago...

Major injury motorcyle collision in Volcano

     July 17, 2016 at 2 PM:  A motorcycle collision has been reported on Old Giannini Ranch Road and Volcano Pioneer Road in Volcano.

   The rider suffered major injuries and an ambulance is en route to the scene.

The three ring circus goes to Cleveland

We already heard one delegate yell that he hates
the logo and asking why can't it be a mean
 elephant with big tusks.

There's absolutely nothing
wrong with a gay elephant. We think he's cute!
   Tomorrow, July 18, 2016 is the first day of the opening of the three ring circus known as the RNC Convention.

   With a logo of the elephant standing on a guitar in one ring, Trumpty Dumpty, Priebus and Ryan in the center ring, and all those clowns who hate him shouting from the third ring, we can hardly wait to watch.

July 28, 1994???

Sunset Hike on Rim Trail tonight

   Today, July 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM there will be a Sunset Hike on the Rim Trail in Arnold.

    Arrive at the parking lot by 6;35 PM, the hike will start promptly at 6:50 PM.

Injured person at Mark Twain Hospital per CHP

   July 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM:  Apparently a person with minor injuries showed up at Mark Twain Hospital and they reported a traffic collision.

   It was indicated that the collision took place somewhere on Murphys Grade Road, but we don't have any other information.

Another officer shooting in Baton Rouge

   Apparently three officers have been killed and others injured in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana this morning.

   They don't yet know if there was a similar motive as in Dallas or not. There aren't enough guns!! We need more GUNSS, right???? God Bless the NRA?????

Overturned Jeep off Hwy 99

   UPDATE:  100' of fencing and 10 poles were torn out in this crash. The driver

Car in river in Hughson

   July 17, 2016 at 6:55 AM:  A car has reportedly been pushed into the river on Geer Street in Hughson as a result of a traffic collision in Fox Creek Park.

   Emergency vehicles are responding to the scene.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Traffic collision in Jenny Lind

   July 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Jenny Lind Road and Baldwin Street in the Jenny Lind area.

   CHP is responding. It isn't clear if there are injuries. Use caution if in the area.

Traffic collision in Vallecito

   July 16, 2016 at 5:25 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Vallecito Bypass Road in Vallecito.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be extra cautious until CHP can clear the roadway.

UPDATE: Adopted!! Manny needs a home....

This loving kitty needs a home. Visit him at the Calaveras
Animal Services in San Andreas

Amazon building new fulfillment center in Sacramento--Now Hiring!

   Amazon will be hiring at least 100 workers at its new fulfillment center in Sacramento.

  If you need work, you should contact them online and apply.

Overturned car in Dorrington

   July 16, 2016 at 2:30 PM:  A car has reportedly overturned on Hwy 4 near Meko Drive in Dorrington.

   Minor injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding to the scene.

Big Rig in Oakdale collision

   July 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM:  A big rig and a black sedan have reportedly collided on Hwy 108 at Yosemite Junction in Oakdale.

   An ambulance is en route due to major injuries.  Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Motorcycle fatality in Strawberry

   July 16, 2016 at 2 PM:  A solo motorcycle has reportedly crashed on Hwy 108 near Strawberry.

   The driver of the Harley did not survive the crash, unfortunately. CHP is awaiting a tow for the motorcycle. Be cautious if in the area.

Modesto man adopts turtles

   Sacramento has been trying to find homes for dozens of turtles that had been abandoned in McKinley Park's pond.

   Now an almond farmer in Modesto has agreed to adopt them and move them to his pond in the middle of an orchard.

Mick Jagger going to be a father

   Mick Jagger's new girlfriend is 29 and now pregnant. Jagger is 72. This will be his 8th child.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Collision on Six Mile Road

  July 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Six Mile Road outside Murphys.

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

Car runs off Hwy 120 in Jamestown

   July 15, 2016 at 7 PM:  A car hit the bank and went down the grade at Hwy 120 and Old Priest Grade in Jamestown.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Man on Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia

   July 15, 2016 at 6:05 PM:  A crowd has gathered around a man lying in the middle of Parrotts Ferry Road at Airport Road in Columbia.
   The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office has been notified. CHP is en route to the scene.

Traffic collision on Hwy 4

   July 15, 2016 at 6 PM:  CHP is in the clearing stage of a traffic collision on Hwy 4 at Milton Road below Copperopolis.

   A Toyota pickup lost control and crashed and blocked both lanes. An ambulance and tow truck responded to the scene.

Per CalFire: Four fires caused by negligent cannabis growers

   According to a press release just issued by CalFire four recent fires were traced to negligence in marijuana farming operations.

   The Mountain Ranch Fire was caused by illegal

Car into tree in Sutter Creek

   July 15, 2016 at 3:50 PM:  A car reportedly left Ridge Road and hit a tree in Sutter Creek.

   An ambulance and tow truck are en route to the scene. Be cautious if in the area.

RNC Rules Committee battles over right to change vote

   Even though the average Joe who votes doesn't realize it, what happens at the political party in the rules and platform committees affects everything.

   Yesterday, after going behind closed doors due to a deep divide,

Motorcyle collision on Hwy 108

  UPDATE:  Fortunately, no injuries were a result of this collision.

In the light of DAY in Calaveras County, TERROR???

  As most of our readers know, the Sierra Sentinel, its owners specifically and anyone who opposes shooting at Candyrock Quarry in Ebbetts Pass have been threatened with death

Big rig losing pipes on Hwy 99

   July 15, 2016 at 11 AM:  A big rig has been reportedly losing pipe from his load on northbound Hwy 99 near Hammer Lane in Stockton.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can locate the rig and remove the pipe from the roadway. So far no one has been injured.

Man reports theft--gets arrested

   Just after midnight on July 14, 2016 Tuolumne County Sheriff deputies responded to a call at Black Oak Casino where Joseph Hankins (25) of Sonora claimed items had been stolen from his car.

   After reviewing video surveillance tapes, it was determined no one had entered his vehicle, but police allegedly found weapons and ammunition and methamphetamine on his person at the Tuolumne County Jail, where he was booked.

Vehicle theft arrest in Douglas Flat

    On July 14, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Bradley Ray Shaw (34) of Douglas Flat, at his residence on Main Street.

   Shaw was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft, a felony and for Receiving Stolen Property under $950 in value, a misdemeanor.

Sonora man arrested for marijuana sales

   On July 14, 2016 Angels Camp Police arrested Jimmy Ray Pasley (28) of Sonora on Hwy 49 near Deer Creek Road in Angels Camp.

   Pasley was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Possession of Marijuana for Sale and Selling Marijuana, both felonies.

Vandalism at White Pines Park

   On July 14, 2016 it was reported that the restrooms at White Pines Park in Arnold had been vandalized.

   With a long history of drug sales and abuse in the area, its not surprising. The Calaveras Sheriff took a report.

Deputy accuses Sacramento Sheriff of sexual harassment

   Sheriff Scott Jones has had court documents filed against him and against the Sacramento Sheriff's Office by a current deputy. Jones, a Tea Party fave, is now running for Congress against incumbent Ami Bera.

   The allegations go back to when Jones was a Sargent and the woman deputy was afraid of losing her job at the time.  The filing is also against the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.

Tim Tebow denies he's a RNC speaker

   Despite the report yesterday that right wing football player Tim Tebow will speak at the Republican Convention next week, he denies it.

   He says it is just a silly rumor and he has no intention of being a speaker at the event.

Traffic collision on Hwy 4

   July 15, 2016 at 6:15 AM:  A car that reportedly ran off Hwy 4 as a result of an oncoming moving truck in his  lane, hit a rock in the field near Poole Station Road.

   No injuries have been indicated, but watch for emergency vehicles in the area.

84 dead in France, two Americans

  A father and son have reportedly been found to be among those 84 who have died as a result of the semi attack in Nice, France.

   They are the only two Americans identified so far in this shocking massacre. The driver was apparently from Tunisia.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Terrorist attack in France

 It has been reported that  76 have died and dozens more injured after a large truck plowed through a large crowd in Nice, France.

   President Obama has already spoken, declaring it yet another terrorist attack, as the truck intentionally kept driving through the large crowd.

Vehicle hits tree in Jamestown

  July 14, 2016 at 4:15 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Campo Seco Road and Campbell Flat Road in the Jamestown area.

   One vehicle ran off the roadway, hitting a fence and a tree.  An ambulance is en route to the scene.

KIds jumping off bridge at Camanche

  CHP has been informed that some kids are jumping off the bridge at Buena Vista Road and Camanche Parkway South, on the Amador side of Camanche Reservoir.

   Use extra caution as CHP arrives to handle the situation.

Trump picks VP

  It was just announced that Donald Trump has chosen Governor Mike Pence as his VP running mate for the Presidential election of 2016.

   This was expected to be announced tomorrow but we assume Trump couldn't wait or felt someone would let it out of the bag early if he didn't tell the press.

OPED: Can the US transcend White Supremacy??

   by Robert Jensen  (Are we too intellectually lazy and morally weak?)

   Facing what seems like an endless stream of news about racialized conflicts and violence, many people call for us to get beyond

Sean Hannity sends personal Jet for Gingrich

  Last night we heard that Sean Hannity of FOX is so worried that his boy Newt Gingrich won't be picked as Trumps VP that he used his personal jet.

   He sent the jet to pick up Gingrich and fly him to Indiana for a 2 hour meeting with Trump after Trump had breakfast with Mike Pence at the Governor's mansion. Friday Trump will announce the winner.

Marriage Licenses in Calaveras July 2016

   Those who applied for marriage licenses in July 2016 are:

   Cheryl Lynne Griffin

Ryan: " I'll sell my soul.....

...and vote for a racist,
just to keep any Democrat from getting elected?"
So much for the Republican Party being the
people of high moral character!!

Those who passed in Calaveras June 26 - July 9, 2016

    Those who passed away in Calaveras County between June 26 and July 9, 2016 are the following:

   On July 2, 2016 Tim A Buscher