Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Trumpty Dumpty flew down to Mexico

     Trumpty Dumpty flew down to Mexico,

     To demand they pay for his wall, you know.

    But he 'choked' when

Garbage truck smoking in Jamestown

   August 31, 2016 at 2:30 PM:  A garbage truck is reportedly stuck on Hwy 120 at Old Priest Grade in Jamestown, with his brakes smoking.

   CalFire was dispatched to the scene, along with CHP. Be extra cautious if in the area.

Trump: Hair Spray not good any more

So what if my hands are small;
My hair is BIG!!
   Donald Trump is complaining that hair spray is not any good any more, since they took the ozone stuff out of it. 

   The fact that Trump is fussing about his 'hair spray' in front of a bunch of coal miners is so revealing about him.

Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira admits Town Hall was Campaign rally

   The so-called Town Hall meeting held at Avery Middle School regarding the dead trees was on the Calaveras Supervisors agenda on September 30, 2016.

   Town Hall's are NOT approved campaign rallies

Sierra MacIntosh Users Group

   Sierra MacIntosh Users Group meets on September 13, 2016 at 7 PM.

  The meeting will be held at Ebbetts Pass Fire District on Blagen Road in Arnold.

Calaveras Supervisor Cliff (Bully) Edson LIES, LIES, Lies!!!

   At the August 30, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting Supervisor and Chief BULLY Edson promoted hiring another Public Information Officer.

   The last one was only a point of flagrant blasting of propaganda

Colin Kaepernick stands up .... by sitting down!!

Colin Kaepernick chose to exercise his
1st Amdendment right of FREE SPEECH
by sitting down as a way to stand up for
those shot and killed by police, who then
got a paid vacation, instead of being arrested!!
Whether you agree or not, it is his right!!!

Trump heads to Mexico City???

   Many are wondering why Donald Trump is going to Mexico City today? 

   Doesn't he know he could be held and DEPORTED as an illegal alien???

Abandoned vehicle on Hwy 4

   August 31, 2016 at 8:35 AM:  An abandoned vehicle has been reported on Hwy 4 in the eastbound lane near Shirewood Drive in Arnold.

   Be extra cautious until a tow truck can be brought in to remove it.  It is apparently broken down.

Mokelumne Fire grows

   The Mokelumne Fire in Alpine County has grown to 352 acres, but threatens no homes at this time, as of August 31, 2016.

  Per USFS the fire is 30% contained.

Willow Fire in Calaveras County UPDATE

   CalFire reports that the Willow Fire is 90% contained as of August 31, 2016 and never grew beyond 450 acres officially.

   Caused by a woman driving a vehicle who has been charged with arson, some people in the Willow Valley Subdivision are still under evacuation orders.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Suspect wanted in San Andreas Robbery

Wanted for suspected Robbery!
If you know him call 754-6500!

School bus crash at Calaveras High School

   August 30, 2016 at 3:15 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on High School Street at Calaveras High School in San Andreas.

   One vehicle was a school bus. We don't have any other details at this time.


Traffic collision in Columbia

   August 30, 2016 at 3 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Main Street at Yankee Hill Road in Columbia.

   CHP is en route. No injuries have been indicated.


Angels Camp Police nab Avery resident

   According to Angels Camp Police, early on August 30, 2016 around 2:15 AM an officer from Angels Camp Police made a traffic stop on a vehicle towing a trailer for a

Early Fire near Groveland UPDATE

Yes, the Rim Fire area is
burning again. The cause is
unknown per USFS.
   As of 1 PM we are notified that the Early Fire, which is actually burning in the scar of the RIM Fire, is 50% contained.

   So far, since it started on August 29, 2016 around 2 PM, 187 acres have been burned.  This incident, along with the Mokelumne Fire incident are not listed in the USFS Incidents logs for some reason.

100 years of America's National Parks

Never to be forgotten that the innocent
forest creatures and their homes
were destroyed and no one was
punished!!! WHY???
   This is the 100th Anniversary year of the National Park system in the US, and we have some remarkable National Parks.

   A film made in 2012 about Yosemite has been running on the GEO channel. It talks about a hunter that started the Rim Fire when he built an illegal campfire and burned over 250,000 acres.  If that's a fact, then WHY was that hunter not prosecuted???

Willow Fire in Calaveras County--UPDATE

   As of August 30, 2016 CalFire reports that the Willow Fire is 60% contained.

   No additional acreage has apparently burned now for two days, the total is still 450 officially. does not accept mail or comments from known RACISTS, gun LUNATICS or SEXUAL predators!

The Tea Potty racists will
have to find another place
to poop!!

      The feels we need to repeat our notice to the public that we do not publish letters, comments or articles from known

False or forged documents arrest

   On August 29, 2016 Nathan Erle Winkler (41) of San Andreas was arrested at the Calaveras County Superior Court in San Andreas.

   Winkler was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Filing False or Forged Documents and for an outstanding warrant for Possessing a Controlled Substance in Prison, both felonies.

Vallecito Union School District board member arrested

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office on August 29, 2016 at approximately 7:20 AM Carol Anne Gordon (71) of Murphys was arrested on Sugar Pine Way in Murphys.

   Gordon was booked

Traffic collision in Lodi

   August 30, 2016 at 8 AM:  CHP are at the scene of a two vehicle collision on Lower Sacramento Road and Eight Mile Road in the Lodi area.

  Injuries are minor and tow trucks have been dispatched to the collision. The roadway was blocked, but is now clear.

Fire in Groveland-Early Fire

   Named the Early Fire, 65 acres has reportedly burned in a fire in Groveland near Cherry Lake Road.

   Five air tankers and two helicopters worked to suppress this fire that started atound 2 PM on August 29, 2016. The press release did not state containment numbers.

Coming to Frogtown

Monday, August 29, 2016

Clarence "Smokey" Spreadborough

      Clarence "Smokey" Spreadborough was born August 22, 1928

Actor-comedian Gene Wilder dies

Longtime popular actor and comedian Gene Wilder has died. He was 83.

Insurrection Arson charges??

 When we received the specific charges that Renee Hogan had been alleged to have

Car over the side of Lime Kiln Road

   August 29, 2016 at 11:05 AM:  A car has reportedly gone over the side of Lime Kiln Road near Lime Rock Road in the Jamestown area.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance are en route to the scene. Avoid the area if possible.

Official arrest of Renee Hogan

   According to the Calaveras County booking records for August 28, 2016 around 1:50 PM CHP arrested Renee Ilene Hogan (45) of San Andreas on Mountain Ranch Road near Mills Road.

   She was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Causing the Fire of an Inhabited Structure, Causing the Fire of a Structure and forest land and Arson, the State of Insurrection, (this is a rebellion against the government, usually manifested by acts of violence), all felonies and for DUI for any drug, a misdemeanor.

Gravel on Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis

   August 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM:  It has been reported that there is gravel spilled on Obyrnes Ferry Road at Poker Flat Road in Copperopolis.

   County Roads has been notified to do a clean-up, but be cautious in that area until they can clear the roadway.

New Calaveras Sheriff DiBasilio already corrupt? Why???

   Why was District 3 Supervisor Oliveira so set on appointing this Sheriff DiBasilio, even though he was listed at the BOTTOM for qualifications?

   Why are there so many crimes

Willow Fire in Calaveras County Update

   As of August 29, 2016 at 8:45 AM: Per CalFire the Willow Fire in San Andreas is still listed at officially 450 acres.

   Containment is now at 30%.  We will update with information as we can collect it.

Bear Valley Triathlon

   On September 4, 2016, the Sunday before Labor Day, the 24th Annual Bear Valley Triatalon will be held in Bear Valley.

   For entrants, check-in time is 8:30 AM.  For more information call 209-795-7832.

Dead fawn on Parrotts Ferry Road

   August 29, 2016 at 8 AM:  A dead fawn has been reported on Parrotts Ferry Road near Porcina Way in Columbia, with possibly a doe standing in the roadway nearby.

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

Driver of car that started Willow Fire arrested

   August 29, 2016:  CalFire reports that they have arrested the driver of the car that started several fires along Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

  Now called the Willow Fire,  Renee Hogan

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Evacuation lifted for Old Gulch Road

   August 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM:  The evacuation order has been lifted for the Old Gulch Road area in the Willow Fire.  The Willow Creek Subdivision is still under mandatory evacuation orders.

   Total acreage now officially charred in 450 and containment is 15%. 30 engines and 5 airtankers are working this fire. At least one residence has been destroyed.

Breaking News: Willow fire grows to 500 acres! Who is in charge???

   UPDATE:  CHP just pulled off this incident. They also closed their incident on this fire. hmmm.

Evacuation Center at San Andreas Town Hall

   August 28, 2016 at 4:45 PM:  We just received a notice from the Calaveras Sheriff's Office that an evacuation center is being opened at the San Andreas Town Hall.

   This is for evacuees of the Willow Fire.  But how are people supposed to get there with Mountain Ranch Road blocked?  We aren't sure. Edson must be in charge again!

Breaking News: Evacuation advisory for parts of Mountain Ranch

  August 28, 2016 at 4:05 PM:  The Willow Fire is only 2% contained and has destroyed 400 acres.

   Parts of Mountain Ranch are now under evacuation advisory.  Ebbetts Pass is getting the smoke from this fire.

Retardant and two copters trying to hold Willow Fire

UPDATE at 4 PM:  The Willow Fire is now 400 acres.

Grass Fire on Poole Station Road near Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  This fire was quickly extinguished.

Willow Fire nears 55 acres--Car started fire

  UPDATE at 2:45 PM: Unofficially the Willow Fire is now estimated at 55 acres and growing.  It started on the east side of Mountain Ranch Road near Willow Creek Road in San Andreas.

   Fire personnel are responding from all areas around Calaveras County and beyond. Air support is also at the scene.  This is an area not burned in the Butte Fire.
  The vehicle that started this fire was apparently a Hyundai with a blown tire.

Avoid Mountain Ranch Road due to Willow Fire

UPDATE at 2:20 PM:  Mountain Ranch Road is now closed at Rocky Road towards Mountain Ranch.  There are also engines on Old Gulch Road.

Multiple fires in San Andreas

   UPDATE:  Evacuations are taking place on Willow Creek Road.  The fire has jumped over Willow Creek now.

Letter to the Editor: Sheriff and POT

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

    I have been reading and loving the Sentinel ever since you were printing. The only truly honest paper in this area in my opinion. Some can't take it,

Big rig and sedan collide outside Farmington

   August 28, 2016 at 11 AM:  A big rig and a sedan have reportedly collided on Jack Tone Road near Mariposa Road between Farmington and Stockton.

   The sedan ended up overturned in a ditch. An ambulance is responding for major injuries.  Avoid the area if possible until cleared.

Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County

   As of August 28, 2016 the Chimney Fire, burning in San Luis Obispo County has charred 45,108 acres.
      49 homes and 21 other structures have been destroyed. It is currently 52% contained. The cause has still not been determined.

Large rocks and debris on Hwy 49

   August 28, 2016 at 7:50 AM:  Large rocks and other debris has been reported on Hwy 49 near Hwy 132 in Coulterville.

   Be cautious if headed in that direction until Caltrans can clear the roadway.

Giants face Atlanta at home

   The Atlanta Braves are in San Francisco today to play the SF Giants. The Giants ate in 2nd place in the National League West with 70 wins and 59 losses.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Right of Entry forms: You do NOT have to sign them!!

   Most everyone in Calaveras County is receiving "right of entry" forms from both Caltrans and some Sierra company for CalFire.

   You need to know that you cannot be compelled to sign these forms. They will give these public entities the right to do whatever they want to your land. Be careful and think before you sign you property rights away!!!

Overturned pickup in Copperopolis

   August 27, 2016 at 4:45 PM:  A  pickup has reportedly overturned on Littlejohn Road near Copper Cove Drive in Copperopolis.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene. Be extra cautious in that area as there is debris on the roadway.


Traffic collison at Pacifc Valley

   August 27, 2016 at 4 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Pacific Valley, above Lake Alpine.

   CHP is at the scene. Be cautious if headed in that direction.

Complaints about so-called Town Hall meetings in Calaveras

  After the recent barrage of so-called Town Hall meetings by Supervisor Oliveira and his buddy Sheriff DeBasilio (Kuntz Jr.) we have heard nothing but complaints. For example; the Dead Tree meeting everyone now says was nothing but a JOKE!!

Calaveras Supervisors approve aerial snooping

   At the August 30, 2016 Calaveras Supervisor meeting, they will approve a $50,000  contract to have the county aerial photographed, on everyones property.

   They are saying this is just for snooping on cannabis growers, but we all know how big brother works, and its not for US! 

Three vehicle collision in Salida

   August 27, 2016 at 11:15 AM:  A three vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 99 at Hwy 219 in Salida.

   CHP is at the scene. Be cautious as one lane is blocked. Injuries are minor in this collision per CHP.

Traffic collision in Valley Springs

   August 27, 2016 at 10:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

   CHP is at the scene. Minor injuries have been indicated. Two tow trucks are responding. Be cautious if headed that way.

Calaveras Supervisors hold night meeting-Prayers for Kearney and Edson!!

   On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 the Calaveras Supervisors will hold a night meeting in their board chambers in San Andreas.

   At 5:30 PM they will have a Closed Session and the regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 PM. This is after Supervisor "bully" Edson holds his prayer sessions for Kearney and himself to be re-elected.

   They need all the stupid prayers they can get!!!

Distracted driving causes Hwy 12 collision

   According to CHP on August 25, 2016 at approximately 12:05 PM Ana Bobrycki (17) of Valley Springs was driving a 2001 Toyota on Hwy 12 near Central Hill Road in the San Andreas area.

Mokelumne Fire grows

   As of August 27, 2016 the Mokelumne Fire located in Alpine County has grown to 200 acres.

   25 fire personnel are assigned to this fire, which the USFS says is a lightning strike that they decided to allow to burn, but are watching.  No structures are currently threatened.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Calaveras Sheriff busts cannabis lab???

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office, on August 26, 2016 around 11 AM the department served a search warrant on the 2000 block

Trump just shot....

Civility is GONE!! Governor LePage proves it! Calaveras too!

   Governor LePage, a Trump supporter in Maine, left a profanity laced voice-mail for a Democratic state lawmaker which made CNN's news around noon today.

She tried to chew her paw off...

This poor starving bear was rescued after having her paw
cut in a trap and trying to chew it off to stop the pain.
Now we know why we prefer animals to people!!!

Don't call me a White Supremacist!!

   The names of the white only organizations and titles of groups is changing. They believe that under a different name, everyone will like them better?

   A Trump racist now wants to be called a Racialist; and a White Supremacist now wants

Army Major General scandal revealed

   Army Major General David Haight was relieved of duty after a 10 year investigation revealed his sexual affair and worse.

   Apparently Haight and his girlfriend

Traffic collision in Tracy

   August 26, 2016 at 1:45 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hansen Road and Grant Line Road in the Tracy area.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance are responding. Watch for debris in the lanes if headed that way.

Contractor Kenny Hirvonen dies in tragic accident

   Kenneth Eino Hirvonen, 37, passed away in a tragic construction accident on Friday August 19, 2016 in Mountain Ranch.

   Kenny was born

Smoldering fire in Dorrington

   UPDATE at 11:30 AM:  This fire was caught at around a 5' x 7' spot and extinguished near the roadway. It was an illegal

Fire at White Pines Lake

  UPDATE at 10:50 AM:  Per Melinda at CalFire this fire, approximately 55'x50' spot, is now surrounded by hoseline and some resources have been released, including aircraft.

   It was on Forest Road 5N55, behind the lake. No evacuations were necessary.

UPDATE on Calaveras Cannabis ordinances

  The CCA (Calaveras Cannabis Alliance) is warning commercial growers in Calaveras that under the Urgency Ordinance passed by Calaveras Supervisors deadlines are drawing near:

   By September 7, 2016

Trump very ill???????? Rush Limbaugh laughs hysterically at Trump!

   In the past week or so it has become evident that there is something very wrong with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

   Even Rush Limbaugh is laughing hysterically at him now.  Many now believe that his apparent treatments for Alzheimers, reported by an anonymous source, are not working and that he is very ill.  It isn't really a laughing matter anymore.

Traffic collision in Stockton leads to road rage??

   August 26, 2016 at 8:20 AM:  At traffic collision was reported at Benjamin Holt Drive and Pacific Avenue in Stockton.

   The reporting party has told CHP that the other party involved is yelling at her and calling her names. CHP is en route to the scene and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has been notified. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Car into embankment on Lyons Bald Mountain Road

   August 26, 2016 at 8:15 AM:  A car has reportedly crashed into an embankment off Lyons Bald Mountain Road outside Sonora.

   Be cautious as an elderly man is attempting to direct traffic around the collision. CHP is en route to the scene.

Spill on Hwy 120 in Manteca

   August 26, 2016 at 8:10 AM:  A spill of some type of berry or grapes has been reported on Hwy 120 east off Hwy 99 in Manteca.

   Be extra cautious until Caltrans can clean it up.

Clayton Fire in Lake County Update

   As of August 26, 2016 the Clayton Fire, has destroyed 300 structures and damaged 20 others.

   Nearly 4000 acres were burned. The fire is now 99% contained. A man has been arrested for alleged arson  regarding this and other fires in the area.

Car runs off Hwy 4 in Hathaway Pines

   August 26, 2016 at 6 AM:  CHP is still at the scene of a car that ran off Hwy 4 near Canyon View Drive in Hathaway Pines.

   The driver stated that a big rig had crossed the yellow lines and caused him to run off the road. Injuries are apparently minor. A tow truck is responding. Use extra caution if in the area.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Don't cut dead trees now!!! Don't be a FOOL!!

   Unlike Supervisor Oliveira (he doesn't know what he is talking about), we have had multiple experts inform us that now is the WRONG time to cut down your trees killed by bark beetles.

   Wait until

Calaveras KKK Project Alt-Right paranoids???

   This morning we heard that it may have been a Calaveras KKK Project member who called the David Duke radio show last week and announced, "We've won!! We've taken over

Eric Trump says....

  In an interview Eric Trump gave regarding his Daddy's tax returns, he claims we wouldn't understand his Daddy's taxes anyway.

   Good boy, Eric!! Now sit, boy!

Angels Camp PD arrests two SJ men

   On August 24, 2016 Angels Camp Police arrested Bradley Scott Sugden (25) of San Jose on Main Street (Hwy 49) near

Prince's home to allow public tours

     Apparently, beginning on October 6, 2016 Prince's home, named Paisley Park, will be opened to tours by the public. Tickets must be purchased

CHP: Major injuries in Hwy 120 crash

  UPDATE:   Maria Fissman, a passenger in the Yukon did not survive the collision, according to CHP.

CA State Controller coming to Murphys

   Betty Yee, California State Controller and highest elected woman will be in Murphys on September 17, 2016, at the invitation of the Calaveras Democratic Party.

  You can have brunch with Betty Yee at the Historic Murphys Hotel between 11AM and 2 PM. For information or to reserve a seat, go to or call 206-3390.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rollover on RR tracks in Escalon

   August 24, 2016 at 5:55 PM:  A pickup has rolled over on the UPRR tracks at Hwy 120 and Sexton Road in Escalon.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Avoid the area if possible.

Woman on Hwy 26

  August 24, 2016 at 4:50 PM:  A woman has been reported on Hwy 26 at Ospital Road in the Burson area.

   CHP has been notified and is en route to the area. Be cautious until they can take care of the problem.

Grass Fire in Valley Springs

   Per CalFire on August 23, 2016 around 12:25 PM they responded to a report of a grass fire in the 3400 block of Hwy 12 in Valley Springs.

   The fire was contained at less than an acre. The cause has not been determined.


Rocks on Hwy 108

   August 24, 2016 at 3:25 PM:  Rocks have been reported on Hwy 108 near Twain Harte Drive in Twain Harte.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction until it can be cleared.

Motorcycle collision on Hwy 4

   August 24, 2016 at 3 PM:  A  motorcycle collision has been reported on Hwy 4 near Horseshoe Road in Copperopolis.

   CHP Is en route to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Letter to the Editor: America Exceptionalism???


   I don't get it about Trump. How the hell does a guy who should be tarred and feathered, if not hung, drawn and quartered, turn those who ought to hate him into

Baby born in Calaveras County

   We just learned that  Ari James Draper was born on June 26, 2016 in Calaveras County.

   He is the son of Nicole Amrer and Ryan Edward Draper.

Truck dragging chain starting fires

    August 24, 2016 at 1:25 PM:  Several fires have been reported on I-5 near Los Banos due to an apparent truck that is dragging a chain through the area.

   CHP and fire personnel are responding to the area.  Use caution if headed in that direction.

Tully Fire in Humboldt County

   The Tully Fire is burning in Humboldt County near Hwy 169 and Martin's Ferry Road.

   As of 6:30 AM on August 24, 2016 this fire had burned 440 acres and was only 8% contained. Evacuations are in effect in the area. 

Sierra Repertory Theatre announces 2017 season

   Sierra Repertory Theatre is announcing their 2017 season, which includes the musical comedy from Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, "Sister Act", which opens on February 18, 2017.

   Other highlights are "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Man of La Mancha".  "White Christmas" will be the Christmas musical. Go to or call 532-3120 for tickets or information.

Three missing tourists found alive off Hwy 120

Tuolumne County Sheriff's photo
   Three women who had been reported missing by part of a German tourist group, were located in a car that had run off Hwy 120 outside Groveland 24 hours earlier.

   The car was located down a steep embankment and the women had to be extricated, but were not seriously injured, according to the report. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Supervisor "buzzard" Edson campaign event by Chamber--Corruption!!!

  And immediately after the Calaveras Chamber of Commerce gets a free building approved in San Andreas, they announce their first campaign rally for Supervisor "BUZZARD" Edson. Surprise, surprise, surprise!!!

Calaveras Office of Emergency Services needs overhaul

   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on August 23, 2016 Edson the 'Buzzard' pushed to have the CAO Ryan have a study session immediately to appoint a new Office of Emergency Services head

Supervisor Edson admonished by CAO

Edson is the worst 'buzzard'
we've ever had as Supervisor Chair.
He goes out and tries to hire on his own???
   Calaveras Supervisor Edson has been trying to get a couple of his friends hired by the county for the tree mortality problems of the Butte Fire.

   The CAO Shirley Ryan admonished Edson

Rosemary Wilson on Calaveras Recovers

   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on August 23,  2016 Rosemary Wilson got up during Public Comments to report that she appreciated Supervisor Ponte's help in sleuthing what was going on

Box of tacky hats for Calaveras Supervisors

   At the August 23, 2016 Calaveras Supervisor meeting, a man got up during public comments to announce that he had an advertising hat for each Supervisor. 

   He said he had been given the hats and they were too tacky for him but seemed appropriate for the elected Supervisors. He also gave them a copy of the agendas before Edson where LUNCH was not the priority on the agendas.

Calaveras Chair "BUZZARD" Edson campaigns....

     The Public Works Director tried to announce the retirement of employee Turley and a new employee, but the constantly campaigning Chair "Buzzard" Edson could not allow him to finish.

    He got up and walked in front of the podiums to again steal the spotlight, campaigning for his re-election.  If the people re-elect this man, there is something wrong, very wrong.  NO on Edson!!!

Collision in Pine Grove

   August 23, 2016 at 8:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 in Pine Grove.

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

Letter to the Editor: Oliveiras dead tree meeting

   Dear Editor:

   When I read what was written on this site about the dead tree meeting in Avery being just a campaign rally, I was skeptical.

   I attended with the belief that my Supervisor

Calaveras Supervisors meet August 23, 2016

   The Calaveras Supervisors will meet today, August 23, 2016 at 8 AM for Closed Session and then a regular meeting at 9 AM at the government center in San Andreas. That is, if that "BUZZARD"

Tree down on road in Standard

   August 23, 2016 at 7:40 AM:  A tree has reportedly fallen on Blue Bell Road and Tuolumne Road in the Standard area.

   Be extra cautious until county roads can come out and clear the roadway.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mokelumne Fire in Alpine County

   The USFS just issued a press release on the 147 acre Mokelumne Wilderness Wildfire in Alpine County.

   According to the information provided this fire was started on August 19, 2016 by lightning and is slow-moving, being managed by a 34 person crew and a helicopter.

Tea Party David Tunno for Calaveras SUPE????

Don't replace one
sewer rat with
another one!!!
   When Tea Party supporter David Tunno angrily quit the Planning Commission, we had a feeling there were bigger fish he hoped to fry.

So many questions about Trumps health problems...

   There have been so many questions about what is really wrong with Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

   To learn more, search 'Donald Trump has Alzheimers?" and read for yourself.  At the onset he is also unable to sleep. This is so sad, but it's better to know now, than after he should get elected.

Harry Connick, Jr. gets daytime TV show

   Starting September 12, 2016 Harry Connick Jr. will have his own daytime TV show.

   It will air on NBC and the first guest star is Sandra Bullock. 

Fatal collision on Hwy 4 in Stockton

   August 22, 2016 at 4:30 PM:  A fatal collision has CHP cleaning up eastbound Hwy 4 on the Xtown freeway.

   Multiple vehicles were involved, and the backup is beyond I-5.  Avoid the area if possible.

Traffic collision on Hwy 88

   August 22, 2016 at 10:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 near Cooks Station.

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

Blue Cut Fire destroys 321 structures--Arson Tips??

  UPDATE:  Investigators are seeking help from the public to determine the cause of this fire. If you saw anything or know anything, please call 1-800-47ARSON.

Rear-end collision in Burson area

   On August 20, 2016 Richard Galantine (62) of Lodi was driving a 2002 Toyota westbound on Hwy 12 and was stopped for a vehicle making a left hand turn onto

CHP report: Three vehicle collision on Hwy 26

   Per CHP on August 19, 2016 at approximately 11 AM Steven Taylor (33) of Valley Springs was driving a 2005 Dodge westbound on Hwy 26 in Rancho Calaveras, approaching the rear

Pole down, fire in Clements area

    August 22, 2016 at 9:40 AM:  A car hit a power pole at Collier Road and Elliott Road in the Clements area and a fire has started.

   Emergency personnel, including fire and PG&E are responding to the scene. Avoid the area if possible.

Traffic Collision on Hwy 49

   August 22, 2016 at 8:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 near Middle Bar Road outside of Jackson.

   A vehicle apparently ran off the road and hit the embankment.  Three CHP are en route to the scene, along with an ambulance.

Trump: I'm NOT a flip-flopper! I just forget!!

    Over the weekend we heard a lot of talk about Donald Trump flip-flopping on his immigration stance, now saying he will legalize those in this country.

   This morning, however, we have been told that Trump simply forgets what he said to his white supremacist base. "I'm NOT a flip-flopper!  I just forget things I said before." We can only surmise this is due to his Alzheimer symptoms reported last week???

Rain sprinkles at 3500' in Calaveras

   Those in the upper elevations of Calaveras County (above 3500') awoke to the smell of fresh rain in the dry forest.

   Rain is expected at the crest of the Sierras today, as a front goes through. We'll take what we can get.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bird Fire below Tracy

   The Bird Fire has burned 147 acres off Hwy 580 below Tracy. It is mostly grass and brush.

   The fire is now 95% contained per CalFire.

Trump's Alzheimers symptoms worsen

   It does appear that Donald Trump's symptoms of Alzheimers are worsening since yesterdays meeting with a group of Hispanic leaders. We feel a Trumpty Dumpty coming on.

   He now says he is in favor of legalization for Hispanics here in this country, so what happened to the wall?  When he said "What wall?" we knew he was getting worse by the day. This is very sad.

Traffic collision on Hwy 49

   August 21, 2016 at 9:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 in Tuttletown.

   Three CHP are at the scene and an ambulance is responding. Use extra care if headed in that direction. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Trump News Media Empire real goal???

   There is more than a little speculation over Donald Trump's real goal in his Presidential election campaign.

   Now that he has hired Breitbart exec

Car into ditch after hitting pole

   August 20, 2016 at 12 PM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 120 near Merrell Road and into a pole, ending up in a ditch in Groveland.

   No injuries were indicated. A tow truck is responding to the scene. Be cautious as they recover the car.

Meutterties on video hugging with racist?

  For those who were unfortunate enough to waste their time attending the campaign rally that Supervisor of District 3 Oliveira put on at Avery Middle School, he should apologize.

   There were no answers

Three car crash in Jamestown

   On August 19, 2016 at approximately 2:50 PM three vehicles who were all approaching the Hwy 108 and Hwy 120 intersection in Jamestown collided, due to one driver not yielding the right-of-way.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Trump: "What the HELL do you have to lose?"

   Donald Trump was again reading from teleprompters today, speaking in an almost 100% white area, to African Americans. He asked them "Why not vote for Trump? What the HELL do you have to lose?" I'll take care

Collision in Valley Springs

   August 19, 2016 at 3:35 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Wilky Way in Valley Springs.

   No injuries are indicated, but be cautious if headed in that direction.

Cow on Hwy 49

   August 19, 2016 at 3:25 PM:  A brown and white cow has been reported on Hwy 49 near Redhill Road in Carson Hill.

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

Trump: "I have regrets...."

   When Trump speaks, we need to listen. Yesterday he said he has regrets for saying things.  It's like being sorry for committing a crime....when you are really sorry because YOU GOT CAUGHT!!

   It's true! He regrets telling how he really feels about people cause it has cost him to lose in the polls!  He regrets LOSING!!

Calaveras Supervisor Edson gives County building to campaign committee??

   NO on Edson's re-election!! More corruption!!

    At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on August 23, 2016 Supervisor Edson has

Major injury collision in Rancho Calaveras

   UPDATE:  Although 1 injured party may have been flown out, CHP has this collision as a minor injury collision.

Doris Barger of Murphys

   Doris Murphy Barger passed away peacefully on August 19, 2016 at the age of 93.

   She departed this world in the manner she lived

Blue Cut Fire UPDATE

  As of 9:15 AM on August 19, 2016 the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County is 37,000 acres and 26% of the perimeter is now contained.

  The cause of the fire is still unknown and the number of homes destroyed is being assessed at this time by a TEAM.  The number is high. 34,500 homes remain threatened by this fire.

Car vs. motorcycle on Hwy 26

   August 19, 2016 at 9 AM:  A collision has been reported between a car and a motorcycle on Hwy 26 near Alpine Road just this side of Hwy 99 in Stockton.

   CHP is at the scene. An ambulance is responding. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Fatal collision on Hwy 108

   On August 18, 2016 around 4:15 PM Evan Jacob Smith (37) of Sonora was driving a 1998 Ford on Hwy 108 near Rushing Hill Lookout Road in Jamestown at an

Trump's campaign chair QUITS!!!! Let Trump be Trump DISAPPEARED!!

   Paul Manafort, the campaign chair brought in to save the Trump campaign, has resigned.  It seems he just could not handle the signs of Alzheimers

Letter to the Editor: Angels Camp elections


   As often happens there is not enough interest in being on the Angels Camp City Council for more people to run for the three

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Trump's Alzheimers appears to be getting worse

   After a big build-up in the Trump campaign with changes in campaign chair and bringing in Breitbart right wing writer Banner, people expected a pivot.

  Today, Trump made an appearance, but had to read every word from a pre-typed teleprompter, unable to remember even a few words.  It seems that many fear his Alzheimers symptoms are worsening under the stress of the campaign.

300 structures destroyed in Clayton Fire

  August 18, 2016 at 8 PM:  The Clayton Fire in Lake County is now 60% contained, but not before it destroyed 300 structures, 190 of them homes.

   What is California going to do about fighting fires, which will become even more prevalent as global warming overtakes us.  There has to be a way to stop these fires before they grow out of control.

Peggy Caccamo of Murphys

   Peggy Cacamo passed away on August 16, 2016 at Avalon in San Andreas. She was 90.

  Peggy was born August 25, 1925 in Pennsylvania,

Visit the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas

You may find a gorgeous friend like this one!

Collision in Linden

   August 18, 2016 at 3 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Duncan Road in the Linden area.

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

Vehicle runs into church in Oakdale

   August 18, 2016 at 2:15 PM:  A vehicle has run into a church on Rodden Road in Oakdale.

  A woman exited the vehicle and is reportedly inside the church. No injuries are indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Fire on Hwy 4 in Angels Camp

   UPDATE at 11:45 AM:  The Stallion Fire is now contained.

Collision in Sutter Creek

   August 18, 2016 at 11:15 AM:  At traffic collision has been reported on Ridge Road and Running Gold Road in Sutter Creek.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene. Use caution if headed that way.

Disgusting!! "Horny Male" dispatcher in Calaveras County

   August 18, 2016 at 10:40 AM:  We just heard a dispatcher (male) announce over the scanner that there was a "Dizzy Female" on Bartelink Drive in Valley Springs.

   He repeated it again,

Loaded cattle truck broken down in Pine Grove

   August 18, 2016 at 10:15 AM:  A fully loaded cattle truck is apparently broken down on Hwy 88 at lower Ridge Road in Pine Grove.

   Two CHP are at the scene and a big rig tow will be responding. Be cautious if in the area.

No Angels Camp Council elections in November

   Although three people on the current Angels Camp City Council are not running for re-election (Wes Kulm, mayor, never did run for his office), there will be no election in November.

Car vs. tree on Hwy 4

   August 18, 2016 at 9:20 AM:  A car has left Hwy 4 near Stallion Road between Copperopolis and Angels Camp and hit a tree.

  An ambulance is responding to the scene. Use extra caution if headed that way.

Truck with trailer stuck on Old Priest Grade

   August 18, 2016 at 9:15 AM:  A truck pulling a trailer is stuck on Old Priest Grade about half way up out of Jamestown, blocking traffic.

   CHP is en route to the area. Be extra cautious until a tow can arrive at the location and clear the roadway. the bears

Watch the bears fish live at Brooks Falls, Alaska.
Look at the cubbies watching their mama from the shore!
So cute!!

Clayton Fire in Lake County: UPDATE

  As of August 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM the Clayton Fire in Lake County is nearly 4000 acres and is now 55% contained.

    Although they are indicating 268 structures destroyed, they warn the number may rise after they can get into the fire ravaged area to do a thorough count. Evacuations are still in effect.

CHP arrests Mountain Ranch man

   On August 17, 2016 around 10:10 PM a California Highway Patrol officer arrested Scott Alan Tracener (55) of Mountain Ranch on Rimrock Valley Road east of Swiss Ranch Road in Mountain Ranch.

   Tracener was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Evading a Police Officer with Disregard for Public Safety, a felony, and for DUI Alcohol/ Drugs, DUI over .08 and Hit and Run Property Damage, misdemeanors.

Blue Cut Fire UPDATE

  As of around 6:30 AM August 18, 2016 the Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County has burned 25,626 acres and is only 4% contained.

   They still have no number of homes destroyed by this fire, but 34,000 structures are still threatened and over 80,000 people have been evacuated.

   Calaveras County knows how you feel, as this brings back horrid memories of last September and the Butte Fire. The cause of the Blue Cut fire is still unknown.

Time Magazine: Losing the Internet to HATE!!

...who threatens our
President and
  Nancy Gibb of Time Magazine was on Morning Joe today talking about their cover story of the week, Losing the Internet to Hate.

    The discussion turned into how people, especially uneducated white males, mostly Tea Party followers, who are basically cowards

Don't trust your could get jammed!!

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office took this photo
of a truck that followed his GPS onto a 1 lane road
 and got jammed in between some trees yesterday!!

Mass Terrorist Threat in Calaveras County--USFS Candyrock gun range?

UPDATE:  We have received more threats from who we believe is this same creep and have reported them after reporting about racists.

Morning Joe takes on fithy tea party threats!

  Coming later this morning!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Arsonist caught on Hwy 50

   After noticing a man leaving the scene of a small grass fire along Hwy 50 near Hazel Avenue in the Orangevale area on August 16, 2016 a CHP officer watched as the man went down further and set another fire, apparently right in front of him.

   The man was arrested and the fire department was able to bring the fires under control quickly.  How many lunatic arsonists are there on the loose??

From NASA...

The planets do line up...

Clayton Fire in Lake County

   Despite the arrest of an arson suspect in the Clayton Fire in Lake County, the fire continues to devastate the area.

    As of 4 PM on August 17, 2016 the total acres burned is 3900 and 175 homes have been destroyed.  Containment is now 40%.

PG&E donates $ 5000 to Calaveras Foundation

  PG& E has donated $5000 to the Calaveras Community Foundation for its Career and Tech Training Scholarship Fund.

   In the photo are PG&E's David Meier and Thomas Reeves, along with Chyrl Hillis
of CCF.

Bluecut Fire in San Bernardino County

   As of 2 PM on August 17, 2016 the Bluecut Fire reminds us of the Butte Fire, as they are now unable to even give an estimate of how many homes have been lost.

   The cause is still unknown in this devastation, but 30,000 acres are charred, 80,000 people evacuated and is still 0% contained.  34,500 homes are threatened currently.

Hwy 4 closed for wreck

   On August 16, 2016 around 5:20 PM David Carll (43) of Angels Camp was driving a 2013 Ford Escape on Hwy 4 near Stallion Drive at 45 MPH in

Breitbart now running Trump Campaign...

   The head of Breitbart News, the Tea Party's ideologically racist news website where they can say virtually anything at any time, is now in charge of the Trump campaign.

   Paul Manifort has been moved over to allow the Tea Party wackos to power; and to get paid for it.