Monday, October 31, 2016

Big endorsement for Donald Trump "The Crusader"

After this was announced on TV,
their website apparently crashed
as people went to check it out!
Hard to believe??? It's true!!
   Did you know that the KKK has a newspaper? You thought it went out when the Klan Act of 1871 was enacted? Wrong!! It's called "The Crusader" and regularly has articles about furthering white supremacy and keeping minorities from coming into the US.

   Today, the front page of  "The Crusader" had Donald Trumps photo on it, with a cheering endorsement of  their choice  to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!

Watch your kids--Trump may have sent TROLLS and 'deplorables' out

Be careful!! The TROLLS and other
Trump "deplorables' may be out
tonight!! Watch your children!!
  We are warning all parents not to send your kids or pets out alone tonight.

   It has been suggested that Trumps 'deplorables' are out on the streets and your children will not be safe.


Vote YES on Prop 64

Edsons wife happy he'll be back in kitchen soon!!

Cliffie has offered Stevie Kearney a
job, minimum wage and all the
food he can eat!. Sounds good!!!
   We hear that Cliff Edson's wife is more than happy that Cliffie will be back helping her wash dishes at the greasy spoon soon. Kearney has offered to help out!

   The kitchen is really

Clever carvers!!

Angels PD finds pot from old airport bust???

   The Angels Camp Police Department found a rental truck full of raw marijuana just like what had just been rounded up by our temporary pot-smoking sheriff Dibasilio. What is going on down there???

   Was theCalaveras sheriff moving it and if so, why??? ACPD turned it back over to the Sheriff. Maybe not such a good idea???

Vote YES on Prop 56-- for our kids!!

Tobacco companies are trying to defeat this new tax!
Don't let them win!!! Save our kids!!

Arrest for selling marijuana in Angels Camp

   On October 29, 2016 around midnight, Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Patrick Alexander Bueno (30) of Corona on Hwy 4 in Angels Camp.

   Bueno was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Selling Marijuana, a felony, and released on bond.

Cows on Shake Ridge Road

   October 31, 2016 at 9:50 AM:  8 cows have been reported on Shake Ridge Road at Rams Horn Grade in Pioneer, not far from Daffodil Hill.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Happy Halloween!!!

Cubs get a lifeline

   The Chicago Cubs won game 5 of the World Series last night to gain one more lifeline.

   The series is now 3-2 Indians, and now they go back to Cleveland. Game 6 is November 1, 2016.

FBI violates law?? Eithics investigation??

     Director Comey is now being accused of ethics violations and violation of the Hatch Act due to the fact that he has injected the FBI into the 2016 Presidential campaign a few days before

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tree falls on house in Ebbetts Pass

   October 30, 2016 at 3:20 PM:  A tree has reportedly fallen on a home in the Ebbetts Pass area. We don't have the name of the street at this time.

   Everyone got out of the house safely and the fire department has turned off utilities and secured the house. They want the building department notified.  There are so many dead tree in Ebbetts Pass. There are bound to be more of these.

Phoenix Lake area flooding

   October 30, 2016 at 3:20 PM:  CHP is at the scene of reported flooding on Phoenix Lake Road and Paseo de Lose Portales Road in the Phoenix Lake area.

   Be cautious if headed that way.

Mudslide on Hwy 49 in Moccasin

   October 30, 2016 at 3:15 PM:  A rock and mudslide has been reported at Marshes Flat Road and Hwy 49 in the Moccasin area.

    Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Chains required on Hwy 88

   October 30, 2016 at 3:10 PM:  Chains are now required on Hwy 88 at Silver Lake in Amador County.

Hwy 4 Ebbetts Pass closed at Mt. Reba

   Caltrans has closed Hwy 4 Ebbetts Pass and chains are required west of the Mt. Reba turnoff in Calaveras County.

   Drive extra carefully if you have to be out in this storm.

Traffic collision on Hwy 49

   October 30, 2016 at 3 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Electra in Amador County.

   A car has gone off the side and into a ravine. Multiple cars have stopped to try and assist. Be cautious if in the area. An ambulance is en route.

Mudslide on Hwy 49 in Mokelumne Hill

   October 30, 2016 at 3 PM:  A mudslide has been reported on Hwy 49 at Hwy 26 in Mokelumne Hill.

   Both lanes are affected. Avoid the area if possible.

Flooding on Hwy 49

   October 30, 2016 at 2:55 PM:  Hwy 49 is reportedly flooding around Cosgrove, outside Angels Camp.

   Be cautious if out and about this afternoon and there can be slides and flooding in Calaveras County.

World Series 3-1 Indians

   Last night the Cleveland Indians beat the very sloppy Chicago Cubs to take a 3-1 lead in the 2016 World Series.

   Tonight is game 5. and it could be over for the Cubs!

Enchanted Teddy Bear Tea

Vehicle vs. fence in Mountain Ranch

   October 30, 2016 at 10:35 AM:  A vehicle reportedly left Railroad Flat Road at Struckman Road in Mountain Ranch and hit a fence.

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

AnimalScapes Calendars available

   The Calaveras Arts Council now has 2017 calendars available with the art from the AnimalScapes contest this year.

    You can pick one up for $10 at the Gallery store in San Andreas when you purchase another item.

Traffic collision in Valley Springs

   October 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM:  CHP has just cleared a traffic collision that was reported near Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in Valley Springs between a Toyota and a pickup pulling a trailer.

   Minor injuries resulted from this collision. A tow truck is removing the vehicles.

What is a racist, sexual predator TROLL comment best .......

We need to keep racism out of our government!!
    The best recommendation to vote for Hillary Clinton was made here on this website yesterday by an anonymous racist, sexual predator TROLL.

     There is no better reason NOT to vote for Trumpster Dumpster than this TROLL. Thank you filthy racist TROLL. Vote for Hillary Clinton for President. 

Rainy and snowy day in Sierras

Good day to stay in by the fireplace!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Cubbies like to play....

Golf, anyone!!

10 Days and Counting!!!!

Dangerous, filthy Candyrock shooting Range closing forever???

   We heard a rumor this morning that not only will the horrid, filthy, illegal and dangerous Candyrock shooting range be closed for the winter, but forever.

   Finally, someone in USFS with some guts is taking care of the worst thing in Ebbetts Pass???  If it's true, thank you!

Temporary appointed Sheriff DiBasilio oversteps bounds??? Backward hicks???

A baby-faced, gum chawing
Kuntzite hick????
  Corruption of backward hick Supervisors and temporary Sheriff in Calaveras???

    At the October 25, 2016  Calaveras Supervisors meeting an appeal was heard for

Bugs the next snack food???

   The CEO of Pepsi is saying that they believe the next breakthrough in snacks is bugs. Specifically, they feel, crickets, which are apparently full of protein.

    Watch for 'cricket chips' to show up on your store shelves in the near future.

Car over the embankment in Pioneer

   October 29, 2016 at 11:40 AM:  A car has reportedly gone off Red Corral Road near Joyce Road and over the embankment in Pioneer.

   An ambulance and CHP are en route to the scene. Be extra cautious if in that area.  The tow truck will need at least 100' of cable to pull the car out.

Car runs off Hwy 26

   October 29, 2016 at 11:35 AM:  A car reportedly ran off Hwy 26 near Farris Drive in Rancho Calaveras.  One person is apparently stumbling back to the roadway.

   CHP is responding to the scene. Another driver has also stopped to help.

What is a racist, sexual predator TROLL?? Is it a Trump???

UPDATE:  Yes, we will forward that comment to anyone who requests it.
UPDATE:  We received an anonymous comment at 11:38 AM on this post that says in part " Trump will win and so will racism. Women mean nothing and all they are good for is s******* my d***. Stroymeyer

Quiet morning, but more storm coming...

It would be nice to see a lot of snow fall in Bear Valley.
   It's fairly quiet around Calaveras County this morning, but another storm is due in later on.

    This one is from the north and will be colder. Even some snow above 6000'.

So, where is the cannabis processed??

   Most likely everyone saw our appointed temporary sheriff on channel 3 last night promoting his upcoming election.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Traffic collision in Rancho Calaveras

   October 28, 2016 at 3:55 PM:   CHP is at the scene of a reported collision on Hogan Dam Road at Vista Del Lago Road in Rancho Calaveras.

   No injuries have been indicated and it is not blocking the roadway.


Boulder on Murphys Grade Road

   October 28, 2016 at 12:40 PM:  A boulder approximately 2' x 2' is reportedly on Murphys Grade Road not far from French Gulch Road.

   Be extra cautious until county crews can get there to remove it.

Collision in Manteca

   October 28, 2016 at 12:35 PM:  A rental truck and another pickup have reportedly collided at Hwy 120 and Hwy 99 in Manteca.

   It isn't known if there are any injuries, but be extra cautious if in that area.

Truck in ditch on Hwy 49

   October 28, 2016 at 12:20 PM:  A truck has run off Hwy 49 near Jackass Hill and has wheels stuck in a ditch there.

   Two CHP and a tow truck are responding. It is blocking the roadway so be extra cautious.

OP-ED: Permanent regulation is best way...

    Permanent regulation is the best way to limit marijuana industry


      In May 2016 the Board of Supervisors, our county lawmakers, judiciously put into place an ordinance that stopped a land rush of would-be marijuana growers.

   This Urgency Ordinance carried both

"We can cancel the election" per Trump!

   At one of Donald Trump's rallies yesterday, he told the crowd that the election should just be cancelled and that he, Trump, should just be put in as President of the US.

    11 days to go, AND COUNTING!!!!!!!!

Car into ditch in Burson

   October 28, 2016 at 11 AM:  A car reportedly ran off Chile Camp Road near Camanche Parkway South in the Burson area and into a ditch.

   CHP and a tow truck are responding to the scene. No injuries are indicated. Drive carefully!!

Trumps' starpower damaged???

   In case you didn't know that Donald Trump has a star on the walk of fame in Hollywood, it's true!  It is, however, a little damaged now.

   A vandal damaged the star and it will take several days to repair, per the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who in in charge of the starpower on the sidewalks.

Traffic collision in Lockeford

   October 28, 2016 at 10:25 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported between a Ford Explorer and a black pickup at Hwy 88 and Jack Tone Bypass in Lockeford.

   No injuries were indicated and it is not blocking the roadway.

More arrests at harvest time for cannabis growing

   Yesterday October 27, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested many more who were in the county harvesting illegal cannabis crops at the old airport in San Andreas.

   Some were local, but many were from out of the area and even out of the country.  Most of the crops are most likely harvested now.  If they are arrested and their crops taken, maybe the illegal growers won't try to come back.

Flooding on Hwy 99

   October 28, 2016 at 10:10 AM:  Caltrans if busy today with debris and road flooding. Hwy 99 is flooded and vehicles are reportedly hydroplaning through standing water.

   If you can stay off the roadways, you're better off today.

Tree down on Murphys Grade Road

   October 28, 2016 at 10 AM:  A tree is down on Murphys Grade road near the upper end of French Gulch Road in Murphys.

   Be extra cautious or avoid the area until a crew can clear the roadway.

Dog and pig on Hwy 49??

   October 28, 2016 at 8:50 AM:  Yes, a dog and a pig have been reported on Hwy 49 near Carol Kennedy Drive in the San Andreas area.

   Be extra cautious until they can be rounded up by CHP.

Two fatalities on Murphys Grade Road

   According to a CHP report on October 27, 2016 at approximately 3:10 PM Christopher Dunivant (29) of Angels Camp was driving at 1994 Chrysler eastbound on Murphys Grade Road just east of

Traffic hazard on Hwy 4

   October 28, 2016 at 6:55 AM:  CHP is responding to a report of a traffic hazard on Hwy 4 near Brice Station in Murphys.

   It isn't clear what the hazard is yet, but be extra cautious if headed that way.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Angels Camp City Council meets for one item

   On Tuesday November 1, 2016 the Angels Camp City Council will meet to approve a contract with High Country Builders to insulate the Museum Carriage House for a price of $ 29,995.

    The only other item is a Closed Session for the long-running lawsuit with Marie Starr. Seems like a waste of staff time.

Drive Carefully everyone!!

We need the rain, but be careful out there
on the roadways!

Pickup hit bridge rail on Hwy 99

      October 27, 2016 at 11:15 AM:  A pickup has reportedly hit the bridge railing on Hwy 99 near Main Street in Ripon.

      It isn't known if there are injuries in the collision. Be cautious if in the area.

Traffic collision in Manteca

   October 27, 2016 at 10:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 120 at Main Street in Manteca.

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

Vote YES of Prop 61

   We need to start beating the drug companies at their high-priced games.

CCWD plans water shutdown in Arnold

    Depending on weather, CCWD is planning an overnight water shutdown on Wednesday November 9, 2016 from 9 PM until Thursday November 10, 2016 at 7 AM.

    Some may experience no impacts while others may experience little to no water pressure during this time. This is sue to maintenance work.

CalFire lifts burn restrictions

   According to a press release, CalFire is lifting the burning restrictions in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties as of Friday October 28, 2016 at 8 AM.

  Those possessing valid and current burn permits may now burn on permissible days.

Marriage Certificates issued in Calaveras County

      Marriage Certificates were issued to the following couples in October 2016:

      On October 7, 2016 to Sky Roderick Hazen and

Dogs on Hwy 99 in Acampo

   October 27, 2016 at 9:30 AM:  Be cautious if headed northbound on Hwy 99 near Acampo.

   Two dogs have been reported running in the roadway near Collier Road.

CHP at scene of homeless camp

   October 27, 2016 at 9 AM:  Three CHP are at the scene of a reported homeless encampment.

   The location of this encampment is not given, but must be near one of the freeways if CHP are involved.

Those who passed in Calaveras County October 2016

    Those who've passed away in Calaveras County recently are:
    Constance McCoy Leonard passed away on

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Calaveras Sheriff Press Release: 23 Harvesters arrested

   According to a Calaveras Sheriff's Department press release, no one in the Sheriff's Department got anything done to help the citizens due to them needing to arrest 23 dangerous criminal

Democratic Election Night Party in Murphys

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 5 PM to 9 PM at the
Firewood Restaurant in Murphys

Carpetbagger McClintock needs to go

Vote for Dr. Derlet for Congress!
He actually lives here!!

Let's see now....who's

   Who is it that doesn't like being called a "baby-faced, gum-chawing Kuntzite?" 

  Anybody want to guess?

Trump and Gingrich feel same about women

    After Newt Gingrich totally blew it last night in an interview with Megyn Kelly on FOX, Donald Trump today actually praised Gingrich for his screw up.

   They feel the same way about women. Let's see, they've cheated on every wife they've had and have a lot in common. And don't worry, wonderful "nasty'  WOMEN feel the same about both of YOU!!

Two vehicles collide in LInden

   October 26, 2016 at 2:50 PM:  A two vehicle collision was reported at Hwy 26 and Duncan Road in Linden with one car smoking.

   Two CHP are currently at the scene. Two tow trucks are responding. It isn't known if there are injuries.

Collision in MarVal parking lot

   October 26, 2016 at 2:45 PM:  CHP is en route to the MarVal parking lot in Valley Springs where a collision occurred and one car is blocking the other from leaving.

   Apparently all information was given by reporting party, but they are blocking the vehicle til CHP arrives at the scene.

Vallecito Unified School District elections

   Vote for Gwinn and Singleton for Board of VUSD.

Yes on Prop 56 --Chaw Chaw, Split, Splat!!

 Vote YES on increasing the tax on tobacco! There can't be too high a tax on tobacco!

   Such a lovely habit, is tobacco of any type!

Vote for Hillary Clinton! Restore Sanity to the US electoral system!

Thank you Hillary, for standing up against this creep!

We will give details of so-called investigation into MASS TERRORIST Threat!!

  Be sure to smoke plenty of pot today, Sheriff DiBasilio? Yes, we have witnesses to his having been a pot smoker since a teen in Ebbetts Pass.

   So, do the cannabis growers who give you FREEBIES

Sheriff DiBasilio already CORRUPT??? Oliveira puppet master???

  UPDATE:  You should see the anonymous comments we're getting on who Sheriff DiBasilio is having sex with. Should we believe it?  Should we post the comments?? We've sent them to DiBasilio and we'll let you know what he says! 

The stress of this Presidential election...

   We have heard so much about how stressed out people have been during this Presidential campaign season.

   12 days to go. Once you vote, just mail your ballot and relax. You have no more control over what happens nationally. 

Calaveras Sheriff arrests 18 in Mountain Ranch--TRUMP-like Sheriff???

   It's really a shame that the Calaveras Sheriff can spend so many man hours on arresting marijuana growers, but can't seem to catch the real criminals,

Wow!! Now that's a great season!

I was aiming for the short bushy ugly one, but this will do!!

Overturned semi in Coulterville

   October 26, 2016 at 10 AM:  A semi has reportedly overturned on Smith Flat Road and Greeley Hill Road in Coulterville.

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

Lock the gate to Candyrock!!

   It's time the USFS took the trash and poop by the horns!!

   We have had several reports of the Candyrock shooters ignoring every rule that is set up for the safety of everyone in the National Forest.

Neighbor From Hell # 25 - Protect your family?

   If your neighbors are so scary and their behavior is so erratic that you feel you must leave work and go home to check on the family or property,

   YOU definitely have Neighbors From HELL!!  Be careful!! Document everything!! Call the cops and WRITE your report to them each and every time. Crazy doesn't change!!

Traffic collision in Modesto

   October 26, 2016 at 9:35 AM:  An ambulance is en route to the intersection of Stewart Road and McHenry Ave. in Modesto where a pickup and an Audi have collided.

   Be cautious if headed in that direction.

Who is investigating Mass Terrorist Threat? Sheriff's friend a Suspect???

   If you are wondering who is now investigating the mass terrorist threat the Sierra Sentinel received anonymously, you should call the Calaveras Sheriff or District Attorney.

   Of course, we have received tips

The terrorist threat in Calaveras County, minus filthy language! Are any of us safe from Candyrock shooters???

       UPDATE:  These racist, violent lunatics continue to do as they please, terrifying women and threatening the President.

    Our dead Sheriff Kuntz was terrified of them too!

Watch for white dog

   October 26, 2016 at 9 AM:  Watch for a white dog that has been reported on Railroad Flat Road near Jesus Maria Road in Mountain Ranch.

   CHP is en route to the area.

Dear Editor: Why pick on McClintock??

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

    I don't understand why you insist on picking on Tom McClintock. He's pretty much harmless, if you ask me.


Clear but cooler today

  October 26, 2016 at 7AM:  No rain is expected today, but it will be cooler. Grab a jacket on your way out the door.

   The next rain is due in tomorrow morning and possible will last throughout the weekend.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Praise to CNN's Wolf Blitzer

   It isn't often that we can say that Wolf Blitzer deserves special praise these days, although we do remember him being the first journalist to cover the Iraq War (the 1st

Calaveras Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

   The meeting of the Calaveras Planning Commission on October 27, 2016 has been cancelled.

   Their next meeting will be on November 10, 2016.

Bully Calaveras Supervisor Edson campaigns, campaigns, campaigns!!

This Supervisor is the worst
example of a public official
since Spellman!!
   Now that he is up for re-election Bully Supervisor Edson is out busy campaigning and bragged about it at the Supervisor meeting on October 25, 2016.

   He says he is NOW trying

Supervisors responsible for debris claims--Strange process

   The insurance adjusters have now informed the Calaveras Supervisors that their failure to put out an accurate RFP and not collecting the reimbursement for their constituents is THEIR responsibility.

Urgency Ordinance does not allow DUE PROCESS??

   The attorney for the Dickenson appeal regarding a cannabis grow denial, pointed out that the permitting process in the Urgency Ordinance that the Calaveras Supervisors approved does not allow for

Trailer on Wimer Road

   October 25, 2016 at 1:20 PM:  A tractor trailer has been reported on Wimer Road near Ospital Road, below Rancho Calaveras.  This is just off Hwy 26.

   Be cautious until CHP can get it removed.

Calaveras Elections office says no hacking

   According to a Press Release just issued by the Calaveras Elections department, voters should have no fear of hacking altering the votes of residents.

   Rebecca Turner says that all votes are counted and then counted again on paper ballots, and therefore, they expect absolutely no problems.

Republicans under court order--Don't try to monitor polling places!!

   Due to the Republican Party being found guilty of trying to monitor polling places with the objective of discouraging certain people's right to vote, the court stepped in.

   There is a court order in effect that effectively prevents any Republican group like Donald Trumps from policing the polling places.  If you see anything like that report it to the  Take photos if possible.

To the Calaveras Sheriff's Department...Not respected or TRUSTED???

    We at the hear a lot of complaints from the Calaveras County Sheriff's department that we write negative things about practices of the "good ol boy"
system are detrimental to the public good.

   If they wonder why the public does not trust or respect them, they have only to look at the Fraternal Order of Police's endorsement of the hateful racist and alleged woman abuser Donald Trump for President.

Car vs. fence post in Campo Seco

   October 25, 2016 at 9:15 AM:  A traffic collision between a red Acura and a fence post has been reported at Paloma Road and Campo Seco Road in the Campo Seco area.

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

Light showers expected

   October 25, 2016 at 7 AM:  Off and on light showers can be expected in the foothills today, as a storm passes through.

   It is traveling quickly north, and will not likely be heavy in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.

Collision on Hwy 26

   October 25, 2016 at 6:45 AM:  Two CHP are at the scene of a traffic collision between a semi and a car on Hwy 26 at Milton Road in the Milton area.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. A tow truck has been dispatched. Be cautious if in that area.

Monday, October 24, 2016

OPED: Thank you Sheriff Kuntz--Old Racists never die! (They just smell that way)

   Even though the did not have much respect for our dead Calaveras Sheriff Kuntz, we do have to thank him.

   He did make us aware of who the dirty, no-good filthy cowardly, short, bushy-haired racist

Mary Rita Camptfield of Angels Camp

   Rita was born in 1919 to Irish Catholic farmers in Centralia, Kansas, where she lived with her 10 siblings.

   She also met her husband Ray

Bill Murray gets Mark Twain Prize for Humor

   Bill Murray was honored at the Kennedy Center and presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

   David Leterman made the presentation. There were several fellow comedians who roasted Murray gently.  It will be shown on PBS later.

Fatal collision in Camp Connell

   Per CHP, on October 24, 2016 at approximately 4:20 PM John Paul Fischer (75) of Stockton, was driving a 2010 Toyota, which was stopped at the intersection of Meko Drive and Hwy 4, preparing to make a left hand turn

Register and VOTE

Today, October 24, 2016 is the last day to register
to vote on November 8, 2016

Vote YES on Measure C & D

Keep Calaveras Safe!

Tofanelli for District 1 Calaveras Supervisor

CCA offers ride to the polls

   Anyone involved with the Calaveras Cannabis Alliance (CCA) can get a ride to the polls on November 8, 2016.

   Email with your name, address and phone number if you need a ride. Or PM them on Facebook. The phone number is 297-6466.

Bob Bowerman for Calaveras Supervisor District 5

Justice David Souter: "I alone can fix it!"

Civic ignorance
allows for those
like Trump to
gain a following!
   Years ago, Justice David Souter, now retired from the Supreme Court, foresaw something like Trump happening in America.

   As it has happened elsewhere (like Germany)

Burglary in Wilseyville

   On October 22, 2016 a burglary was reported on N. Railroad Flat Road in Wilseyville.

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

Pole struck in Pioneer

   October 24, 2016 at 8:10 AM:  CHP has received a report of a utility pole down on Hwy 88 near Raven Road in Pioneer.

   It appears to have been struck by a vehicle that left the scene. CHP is en route.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fight over smoking in Angels Camp

C'mon Scott!
You're up!!
   At the October 18, 2016 Angels Camp City Council meeting, many came to the Bret Harte Theater to protest and to speak in favor of the proposed smoking ban

Letter to the Editor: Will you allow "right to choose"?

    Dear Editor:

   After reading the letter about women and Trump, I'm asking if you will publish one about why I like Clinton's stance on a Woman's Right to Choose?

   At the last debate she laid it out exactly

Attempted Murder arrest in West Point

   On October 22, 2016 at approximately 7:50 PM Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Kevin Louis Cucuk (25) of Pioneer on Pine Cone Lane in West Point.

   Cucuk was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Attempted Murder,
Robbery, Assault with a Firearm, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment and being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, all felonies.

Same man arrested in Angels Camp again

   On October 21, 2016 at approximately 7 PM Angels Camp Police arrested Ryan David Ashlock (27)  with no known address at 314 S. Main Street.

    Ashlock was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, and released with a citation.

Angels Camp PD's K-9 leads to narcotic arrests

Ryan Ashlock
   According to a press release by ACPD on October 19, 2016 at approximately 11:08 AM, officers from ACPD conducted a traffic stop of a silver Dodge Durango on Gun Club Road

Resident of Spain arrested in San Andreas

   On October 18, 2016 around 2:20 PM CHP arrested Maria Eu Cifuentesfernandezshaw (26) of Madrid, Spain at Mark Twain Hospital.

   Cifuentesfernandezshaw was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged DUI causing Great Bodily Injury and DUI over .08 with injury, both felonies.

49ers at home today

   The San Franciso 49ers are at home in Levi Stadium today and welcome the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

   The Niners are in 4th place in their division. The game will be on FOX at 1 PM.

AT&T pays $85 billion for Time Warner

   CNN and all the other companies and media outlets now owned by Time Warner will
soon be the ownership of AT&T.

   This is a mega purchase of $85 billion to put AT&T into the TV marketplace.

Cubbies beat Dodgers--go to World Series!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Calaveras Supervisor agenda packet 786 pages????

   As usual, the Calaveras Supervisors put out their Board meeting agenda packet on Friday, October 21, 2016 for the meeting on October 25, 2016.

   We have to wonder if the Supervisors actually read the entire packet. Do they even know what they are voting for??? This week's is 786 pages!! And part of it is the loan agreement which mortgages the county government center.

Calaveras Supervisors refinance $ 8 million loans

   On Tuesday October 25, 2016 the Calaveras Supervisors will refinance another $8 million in loans.  The current Supervisors can't stop spending our money!! Also, the county government center land is the backing for these loans.

   These are cleverly hidden as Certificates of Participation (COP's) so the public won't notice.   Why are we so in debt???? Stop spending!!  It costs $319,000 just for the issuance of these loans!  What are they thinking???

Letter to the Editor: Women need to get "Nasty"

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

   Please don't use my name.  I am a 60 year old woman who knows well what these women who have come forward have gone through. It's time to be

Calaveras Supervisors thank Jason Boetzer

   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on October 25, 2016 they will recognize and thank Jason Boetzer for his 14 years of service.

   Boetzer, who replaced Brian Moss at Environmental Health last year, has been offered a better job in another county. Congratulations and Good Luck!!

If you don't Vote....Trump could be elected!!

"HRC is right! The Statue of
Liberty is only a 4!!"
   The fact is that Democrats are fairly confident because Donald Trump continually makes a fool of himself and HRC is way ahead in the polls. The racists could win this, though!!

   But don't fool yourself!  If YOU don't vote, Trump could still win. Mail in your ballot or go to your polling station. If you haven't yet registered, Monday October 24,
2016 is the last day. 

USFS will be burning piles

   The USFS has announced it will begin burning debris piles within the Rim Fire area this week, weather permitting.

  Smoke will be visible from Hwy 120, 108 and Hwy 4.

Sailboat found on Lake Tulloch

   If you are missing a sailboat, a small one has been found on Lake Tulloch. Call the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office at 754-6500.

   Apparently no one has been reported missing regarding a sailboat at the lake.

CCWD meets with new President Davidson

   On October 26, 2016 at 9 AM the Calaveras County Water District (CCWD) will meet with their new President Jeff Davidson presiding.

   Terry Strange was removed from the position due to his failure to inform the Board that he was growing cannabis. Now that's a totally just punishment, right?

Three die in tragic LaGrange collision

   According to CHP on October 21, 2016 at approximately 4:25 PM Trista R. Hoffman (16) of La Grange was driving a 2002 Lexus southbound on La Grange Road, north of Bonds Flat Road.
   Dorothy Eisemann (66) of Copperopolis was

Overturned vehicle in Railroad Flat

   October 22, 2016 at 7 AM:  CHP is at the scene of an overturned vehicle in a ditch on Railroad Flat Road and Jesus Maria Road in Railroad Flat.

   It isn't known if there are injuries. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Hwy 17 to get tunnel for wildlife

An attempt to avoid the
carnage on Hwy 17
is a tunnel with safe
land on either side.
   After millions of complaints and wildlife deaths on Hwy 17 over the years, Caltrans has finally allocated money to try and solve the problem.

   They will build a $3.1 million tunnel under the freeway to try and guide animals across the dangerous stretch of roadway. It's about time.  We need one or two on Hwy 4 too!

Donald Trump booed by his old New York friends

   At the Al Smith dinner last night in New York City, all the rich, powerful and famous came together to raise money for Catholic charities.

   With the Archbishop  sitting between them,

Former Wells Fargo employees say:

  Some of the former Wells Fargo employees say that many of the people targeted in the fraud were Mexican immigrants, elderly and small business owners with several lines of credit.

   This information was filed with the courts in the lawsuits against Wells Fargo.

Blac Chyna buys self a Rolls

   Blac Chyna (you know, the one who is having Rob Kardashian's baby, bought herself a $400,000 Rolls Royce.

   She is due to give birth in about a month.

Truck vs. motorcycle in Ebbetts Pass

   UPDATE at 11 AM:  Major injuries resulted from this collision, per CHP.

  October 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM;  A traffic collision has been reported between a service truck and a motorcycle

Calaveras Supervisors have several Closed Session items

   On Tuesday October 25, 2016 the Calaveras Supervisor have a long list of Closed Session items including:
   Litigation County of Calaveras v. Ross Thornton, et al -El Dorado Superior Court case No. SC20150086

   Litigation Dennis Ponte v. County

Notice of Intent to adopt Negative Declaration-Angels RV Resort

   Lead Agency:  Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249

   2016-026 CUP for Angels RV Resort:  The applicant is requesting a

Notice to Bidders-Calaveras County Department of Public Works

    Request for Bids:  2016 Seal Coating of County Service Area 8 and County Service Area 12 Roads.

    Notice is hereby given that the Calaveras County Department of Public Works will receive sealed bids for the work shown

Motorcycle collision in Sonora

    Per a CHP report, on October 19, 2016 at approximately 5 PM Dina Jones (58) of Sonora was driving a 1995 Toyota Camry northbound on Hwy 49 and was stopped at the intersection

Annual InFocus Photography Competition

  The 30th Annual InFocus Photography Competition and Exhibition entries are available on the and will be accepted starting December 1, 2016 at 6 AM.

    The deadline is January 23, 2017 at 6 PM. This year's categories are Landscapes, Nature, People, Manmade, and Elements of design. You can find more information at SonoraInfocus on Facebook.

Calaveras Democrats election night party

  The Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee is planning an Election Night Party on Tuesday November 8, 2016 from 5 PM to 9 PM.

   It will be held at the Firewood Restaurant on Main Street in Murphys. For more
information go to

USFS lifts fire restrictions

   Due to cooler, wetter weather the Stanislaus National Forest has lifted burning restrictions.

   With permits, campfires will now be allowed outside prescribed areas.

Car into ditch off West Lane

   October 21, 2016 at 7:30 AM:  CHP is en route to a report of a car that ran off West Lane near Ham Lane in Lodi and into a ditch.

    It isn't known if there are injuries. Be extra careful in that area.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

" Puppet", "Bad Hombres" "Nasty Woman"

   Names of new movies?  No!

   All of these things were said by Donald Trump during

Car runs off Hwy 26 and down embankment

   October 20, 2016 at 3:15 PM:  Hwy 26 is closed while a tow truck recovers a car that ran off Hwy 26 at Woodhouse Mine Road in West Point and 80' down a steep embankment.

   Fortunately no injuries were indicated in this collision. Be cautious if headed in that direction.

Caltrans says another hour for Hwy 49 to open

  UPDATE:  Hwy 49 is re-open and injuries from this collision were minor.

Four more days to REGISTER to VOTE

   The deadline to Register to Vote on November 8, 2016 is October 24, 2016.

   Voting is one of our most important duties in the country.  It prevents Hitler's from taking over.

Vote YES on C and D in Calaveras

   Protect Calaveras County. Keep it Safe!!

Motorcycle collision in Jamestown

   October 20, 2016 at 12 Noon:  A motorcycle collision has been reported on Old Priest Grade at Hwy 120 in Jamestown.

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

Traffic collision in Sonora

   October 20, 2016 at 11:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Washington Street in front of Sonora High School in Sonora.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Breaking News: Trump pledges to accept election results, if......

   At a rally in Ohio this morning Donald Trump said he pledges to accept the election results...

   IF  HE   WINS!!!

Dr. Bob Derlet for Congress

Endorse Dr. Bob Derlet for Congress 

OP-ED: Can you support this appointed Calaveras Sheriff DiBasilio??? No FIRST AMENDMENT rights!!!

   Another DONALD TRUMP????

When Rick DiBasilio, the candidate lowest on the list of qualified candidates for appointment to be Calaveras Sheriff, was chosen by four out of five Supervisors (except Edson, who voted for a friend of his), we were very concerned.

   We felt this was a "puppet" appointment for

Founders of SRT retiring

Dennis and Sara Jones founded Sierra Repertory
Theatre 37 years ago.  They just announced
their retirement as of August 1, 2017, giving the
Board time to transition.