Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Calaveras KKK Project invites Candyrock gunners

   We just learned that the newly forming Calaveras KKK Project has invited all gunners from the Candyrock Shooting Range, led by the leading white supremacist in the county, to join them, one and all.

     We were informed by an anonymous source that there is excitement among the gunners at this prestigious invite. The last thing they were invited to was a funeral for a former KKK leader.

Building Materials spilled on Hwy 99

   November 30, 2016 at 11:10 AM:  Building materials are reportedly spilled on Hwy 99 northbound near Collier Road in Acampo.

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

Cow on Mountain Ranch Road

   UPDATE:  The roadway is now clear.

Wife of Mitch McConnell gets cabinet post

  Yes, it's true. Trump knows how to pacify Mitch McConnell after a turbulent campaign. He appointed McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao to be the head of Labor in D.C.

    You won't be hearing complaining coming from McConnell during Trumps term.  Conflict???  Do they care???

Robert Edwin Wallace of Murphys

   Born November 11, 1937 in Pittsburg, California,  he was 79 years old. He had resided at his home on French Gulch Road since 1970.

CHP arrests two in San Andreas

   On November 29, 2016 CHP arrested two San Andreas residents near the CHP office on Mountain Ranch Road.

    Kelsey E. Appling (27) and David Lloyd Knaak (38) were booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft and Receiving Stolen Property, both felonies and were then released on bond.

Horses on roadway in Hogan area of Valley Springs

   November 30, 2016 at 9 AM:  Horses have been reported on Gill Ranch Road near Hogan Dam Road in Valley Springs.

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

Fatal multi-vehilce collision in Denair

   UPDATE:   This collision has now been cleared of the intersection.

Massive and deadly Tennessee wildfires human caused

   The horrible wildfires which have burned hundreds of homes in Tennessee turned deadly yesterday and more people are missing.

  These wildfires were human caused, according to authorities, but they haven't said if they were arson.

Parked Car with person reported in Stockton

   November 30, 2016 at 7:30 AM:  A parked car at the dead end of Oneto Road near Foppiano Lane in Stockton has just been reported to CHP.

   A person is apparently in that car. CHP is responding to the area. This is just off Hwy 99 near Hammer Lane.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Power lines down in West Point

  UPDATE:  Per fire personnel and a tree removal company, power lines are down, but no fire has started at this time. Access is by foot only due to road blockage.

Collision in Jackson

   November 29, 2016 at 12:05 PM:   A traffic collision was reported on New York Ranch Road and China Graveyard Road outside Jackson as a solo vehicle crash.

   A tow truck has been dispatched. CHP is at the scene.

Why does Donald Trump lie every day?

If you weren't my daughter I would date you
   A lot of discussion has taken place just about everywhere and on every reputable news channel about the lies that Donald Trump continues to rant every day.

   Now he says that he really won the

Baby born in Calaveras County

   A baby boy was born in Calaveras County to Christopher Duane Colvard and Caitlyn Amber Jeffries.

   They named him Liam Thomas Colvard.   He was born on August 2, 2016. Congratulations to both of you.

Weddings in Calaveras County

Congratulations to all of you!
   The following wedding ceremonies have been recorded in Calaveras County:

     James Burton Rogers and

Those who passed away in Calaveras County

   The following people passed away in Calaveras County during November 2016:

On November 8, 2016 Richard E.

Clear-cutters' ties to Calaveras Community Foundation

Clear-cutting also forces innocent wildlife to try and
exist without habitat or to move into human inhabited areas.
    The SPI (Sierra Pacific Industries) company, who has been clear-cutting in Calaveras and other counties for some time now, promoting global warming, is tied to the Calaveras Community Foundation.

    They reportedly donate money to the foundation, and have just recently given them $2500. Many feel that donations made by SPI are to try and buy silence about their practices.  Many residents avoid organizations who take bribes from SPI.

Larry Wilmore not unemployed...

   Larry Wilmore lost his job at Comedy Central when they axed The Nightly Show.  He is now going to collect unemployment, however.

   ABC has hired him for a multi-year contract with their studios to do a variety of jobs.

Pig trespassers in Mokelumne Hill

   On November 28, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff got a report of pigs that were trespassing on someone's property on Victory Lane, causing damage.

   The Sheriff took no report!  Perhaps pigs don't arrest pigs???

Would you trust Wells Fargo now?

  Wells Fargo Bank opened phony accounts for people to make themselves look good and charged them money for it. Now they are trying to force these people into arbitration to avoid lawsuits. They never signed anything agreeing to arbitration, but the banking judges are on their side.

   Other fraudulent business practices have been reported now at the Wells Fargo Company. Would you trust a bank like this now?  Can you trust the loan departments, who apparently have made people pay for appraisals not needed and other fraudulent activities.  Ask Elizabeth Warren!

Dear Community: About the animals and thank you!

    The Friends of Calaveras Animal Services or FOCAS is a community-based nonprofit organization with its primary goal being to provide a better environment for the animals housed

No chain requirements on Hwy 4

   November 29, 2016 at 8:10 AM:  No chains are required by Caltrans on Hwy 4 this morning, but the roads in Arnold and above are icy, so be extra cautious.


Collision in Wallace

   November 29, 2016 at 8 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Camanche Parkway in Wallace. CHP is at the scene.

   No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is en route to the scene. Be extra cautious if in the area.

Curtis Thompson Jones of San Andreas

    Curtis Thompson "CT" Jones, age 73, passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

   Residing in San Andreas, CT enjoyed reading,

Monday, November 28, 2016

CHP Thanksgiving traffic report

   According to CHP between 6 PM Wednesday and midnight last night San Andreas CHP handled 5 accidents. Unfortunately one was a fatality.

   Officers wrote 38 citations; 19 for speeding, 1 for double yellow lines, 1 for no seatbelt, etc. Resident officers were kept busy in the snow in Ebbetts Pass. They responded to numerous spinouts and wrote 3 citations for trying to drive in the snow without chains.

Collision in Jenny Lind

   November 28, 2016 at 12:05 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Burson Road in Jenny Lind.

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

Car runs off Hwy 49 at Hwy 12

   November 28, 2016 at 12 Noon:  A car has run off Hwy 49 at Hwy 12 in San Andreas.

   CHP is at the scene. No injuries are indicated. Be cautious if headed that way.

Donate to CHiP's for Kids

.   Once again CHP and Santa's Express are teaming up to provide hospitalized and disadvantaged children new unwrapped toys for Christmas.  They will be collected on December 15, 2016.

  You will find CHiP's for Kids barrels at the Calaveras Sheriff's Substation in Arnold, Angels Camp Police Station, Michelson Elementary School, Copperopolis Elementary School, Valley Springs Elementary and Jenny Lind Elementary schools; or at the CHP office in San Andreas.

Owl stuck in fence in Amador City

   UPDATE:  A raptor rescue team is en route to save the owl.

Traffic collision in Linden

   November 28, 2016 at 11 AM:  A two vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 26 and Fine Road in Linden.

   CHP and a tow truck are en route to the scene, along with an ambulance.  Be cautious if in that area.

Calaveras Supervisors meeting cancelled!

   The scheduled Calaveras Supervisors meeting for November 29, 2016 has been cancelled.

   The next regular meeting in December 13, 2016.

CHP report on fatal collision

   According to the CHP report on November 26, 2016 at approximately 2:15 PM  Robert Kimmel (23) of Lockeford, was driving a 1993 Garbage Truck eastbound on Hwy 12 west of Central Hill Road outside San Andreas

Donald Trump is P*****!! Why a recount??

   After a year and a half of ranting about the rigged elections in the US, now Donald Trump is complaining that the Green Party as filed for an official recount in three states.

  We find this hilarious!!! TWEET, TWEET, TWEET, TWEET!!!

Collision in Jamestown

   November 28, 2016 at 9:55 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 108 at Rolling Hills Boulevard in Jamestown.

   Minor injuries are indicated. CHP is en route to the scene.

Arrest for Vandalism on Main Street in Murphys

   On November 27, 2016 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested an alleged vandal on Main Street in Murphys.

    No other details are available at this time.

Vandalism at Mike's Pizza

   UPDATE:  For those not aware of policy, when Angels Camp Police are not on duty, the Calaveras Sheriff's Ofice is contracted to cover for them.

Arrest for Vandalism in Murphys

   On November 27, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Taylor John Westberg (21) of Copperopolis on Fieldstone Drive in Murphys.

   Westberg was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged felony Vandalism and was released on bond.

Burglary on French Gulch Road

   On November 25, 2016 a residential burglary was reported on French Gulch Road in Murphys.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took a report of the incident.

Two dogs on Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  The owners of these two dogs was located. The roadway is now clear.

  November 28, 2016 at 7:45 AM:  Two dogs

Animal on Hwy 12

   November 28, 2016 at 7:40 AM:  Some type of animal is on Hwy 12 in the Wallace area.  CHP has been  advised and is en route.

   Be extra cautious until they can arrive at the scene and clear the roadway.  We aren't sure what type of animal it is yet.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   November 28, 2016 at 7:30 AM:  Chains are required on all vehicles without 4 wheel drive east of Cottage Springs this morning.

   It is raining at 4000' now, but is supposed to clear up by this afternoon. Don't head for the mountains without chains.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

In Calaveras County -- Cliff Edson lost-- but he doesn't get it

   The Calaveras District 1 Supervisor election would have been closer between Gary Tofanelli and Cliff Edson if only Edson hadn't been such a mean bully.

  He seems to claim that it was marijuana that cause him the loss!  He's sooo wrong!  It was his constant nasty and mean bullying for nearly 4 years that everyone was sick of.  Enjoy your new vocation, Mr. Edson.  Washing dishes and waiting tables!!

Two bulldogs hit on Hwy 4

   November 27, 2016 at 3 PM:  Two bulldogs that were reported on Hwy 4 near Stallion Way outside Angels Camp have been apparently hit.

   One was indicated at already dead and the other injured.  CHP was assigned to head to the area.  Be extra cautious if headed that way.

News from Dusty Costa, in prison for growing marijuana

   Many of you will remember some of the writings we published about a Calaveras High School grad from 1964, who was arrested and convicted of growing marijuana 11 years ago and has been in federal prison since that time.

   Dustin Costa, known as Dusty, lived in the Valley Springs area

Traffic collision in San Andreas

   November 27, 2016 at 10:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Main Street at Hwy 49 in San Andreas.

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

Raiders at home today

   The Oakland Raiders are 8 and 2 for the season and welcome the Carolina Panthers to town today for a 1:25 PM game.


49ers in Miami

   The San Francisco 49ers are in Florida today to play the Miami Dolphins.

   The Niners are 1 and 9 for the season.

Traffic collision on Hwy 49

   November 27, 2016 at 7;55 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly run off Hwy 49 near Tuttletown and into a ditch.  CHP is responding to the scene.

   It isn't yet known it there are any injuries. Drive carefully today if you have to go out.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   November 27, 2016 at 7:30 AM:  Chains are required on all vehicles without 4 wheel drive at Arnold on Hwy 4.

   Do not head for the snow country without carrying chains. Drive carefully and leave room in front of you to stop.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Storm hiits motherlode

  November 26, 2016 at 2:45 AM:   The rain and snow have finally hit the motherlode, in the foothills and the mountains. No chain requirements have been listed as required yet on Hwy 4, but carry chains.

   And slow down, drive defensively, allowing room between yourself and other cars if you must go out.

Fatal collision on Hwy 12

   November 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM:  A fatal collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Central Hill between San Andreas and Valley Springs.

   Apparently a garbage truck and an SUV were involved.  One person was fatally injured, per CHP. There may have been three vehicles involved. Two trucks are responding to the scene.

Be prepared to lose power in this storm

  November 26, 2016:   Due to the number of dead trees in Ebbetts Pass caused by the bark beetle, residents should be prepared for power failures in the coming storm. Snow is expected down to 3500'.

   Many of the dead trees are already bending over and will likely fall on power lines.  Hopefully none will fall on homes. Make sure you have candles and lanterns and plenty of wood nearby for warmth.

Breaking News: Recounts in three states

   First the Green Party candidate raised $5 million to start a recount of the Presidential ballots in three states.

   Now the Clinton campaign has joined in the assistance and will ask for Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan to be recounted.  It most likely won't make a difference in the outcome, but will make voters feel better.

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet???

I think I'll go hibernate for Christmas!!

Notice to Contractors: Calaveras Tree removal RFQ

   County of Calaveras, Public Works Department has issued a Request for Qualifications titled "ON-Call Hazardous Tree Removal Service"

Fidel Castro dead at 90

    Fidel Castro,  who has ruled Cuba with an iron first for 50 years, has died. He was 90 years old.

   He had turned the government over to his brother Raoul a few years ago, as his health declined.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Collision at Twain Harte Post Office

   November 25, 2016 at 11:35 AM:   A collision has been reported at Fuller Road and Golf Club Road, the Twain Harte Post Office.

   No injuries have been indicated. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Letter to the Editor: Supervisor lazy???

   Dear Editor:

   I've been hearing a lot of talk about Calaveras County Supervisors and have to comment about my Supervisor in District

Burglary reported in Murphys

   On November 24, 2016 a commercial burglary was reported on Big Trees Road in Murphys, with a vehicle stolen.

   Calaveras Sheriff's deputies took a report. We don't have other details at this time.

Infamous quotes of Sheriff Kuntz!!

    After Sheriff Kuntz realized who the filthy scum was who writes insults to local women on the internet, he said. "He's crazy! I know he's crazy. Let's wait and see if he actually tries something and then I'll have something good to arrest him for.

   I've always believed he's nothing a foulmouthed coward, so I wouldn't worry!!"  Yep, that was our Sheriff Gary Kuntz own words!

Greyhound wins Best in Show

Gia, the greyhound won Best in Show at the Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day!

Florence Henderson dies

   The mom on the Brady Bunch TV show, Florence Henderson, has died of reported heart problems.

   Henderson started her TV career on the Today Show and then starred for years as the mom on the Brady Bunch. She most recently had a celebrity cooking show.

Bear Valley opens today!

  Bear Valley Ski Resort has announced that they will be officially opening TODAY, Friday, November 25, 2016.

  Have fun, snow bunnies!

Clear today, rain and snow over weekend

   The National Weather Service is predicting Friday November 25, 2016 to be clear, but that a storm is headed our way for the weekend.

   Starting Saturday morning we could get snow down to 3500'. Are you ready???

Shopping today???

Are you into Black Friday madness???

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Angels Camp Christmas Parade

Bear Valley has snow!

Parts of Bear Valley open Friday November 24, 2016
Cub Meadow is planned to open tomorrow!!

Collisiion on Hwy 120

   November 24, 2016 at 10:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 120 and Main Street in Chinese Camp.

   A man was thrown from a suburban and is on the ground. An ambulance is responding to the scene.


Happy Turkey Day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Christmas Gala at Camps Restaurant

   On Monday December 5, 2016  the Angels Camp Business Association is holding their annual Christmas Gala at Camp's Restaurant in Greenhorn Creek.

   Tickets are $50 each and they are asking you to bring an unwrapped toy for CHiPS  for kids. Call 736-1333 for reservations.

Governor Nikki Haley to become UN Ambassador

   The Republican Governor of South Carolina is leaving her job to become the US Ambassador to the UN.

   Picked by Donald Trump, she has no foreign government experience.

Ellen DeGeneres locked out of White House

   We at first thought it was a joke, but apparently Ellen DeGeneres really did forget her ID and was blocked from entering the White House to receive the Medal of Freedom for awhile.

  Finally, someone notified President Obama and she was cleared to enter.  She sat on a park bench nearby while she waited. 21 wonderful entertainers and others were presented with the medal in Obamas last ceremony before he leaves office.

Calaveras Supervisors to pardon TWO turkeys this year....

Kearney and Edson are running, along
with Ollie, who will need pardoning soon!

Failure to stop at red light causes collision

   On November 22, 2016 at approximately 8:10 AM, according to the CHP report, David Maliszewski (44) of Irmo, South Carolina was driving a 2016 Buick Verano on Mono Way at the Hwy 108

Snow in Dorrington

Photo courtesy of Mountain Resort Realty in Dorrington
November 23, 2016

Friends of the Fair in parade

   The Friends of the Calaveras County Fair will be participating in the Chrismas parade in downtown Angels Camp Saturday, November 26, 2016.

   They welcome anyone who wants to join them.


Chains required on Hwy 88

   Caltrans has a chains required warning on Hwy 88 at Hams Station in Amador County.

    On Hwy 108 in Tuolumne County chains are required at Long Barn.

We're ready to run!!

Have a great Thanksgiving!!  Without us, please!

CalFire says 'have a safe Thanksgiving'

    CalFire has issued a warning to all those who plan to deep fry their turkeys for Thanksgiving tomorrow.

    They want everyone to have a safe Thanksgiving. Don't get distracted while doing any cooking inside or out.

San Andreas man arrested

      On November 22, 2015 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested  Jay Jeremiah Stufflet (27) of San Andreas at his residence on Monte Vista Court.

    Stufflet was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Carrying a Concealed Dirk or Dagger and for Violation of Probation, both felonies.

Ladder on Hwy 99

   November 23, 2016 at 7:40 AM:  A ladder has been reported on Hwy 99 at the Hwy 4 exit in Stockton.

   Cars are apparently swerving to miss it. Be extra cautious until CHP can remove it from the roadway.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   September 23, 2016 at 7:35 AM:  Chains are required on Hwy 4 at Dorrington in Ebbetts Pass.

   Be extra cautious. Carry chains if headed to the mountains this weekend.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

White Supremacists just change names

If you think these sickos are not in Calaveras County,
think again. Be careful! They are crazy and they are dangerous; not
just to minorities, but to anyone who doesn't agree with them!!
   Richard Spencer, who calls the press "lugenpresse" which means lying press, is the newest leader of what is now called the Alt-Right, another name for white supremacists, who support Trump.

   Spread all over the internet, is his most recent speech, calling the white men "people of the sun" and at the end saying Heil Trump!!  The audience chanted back and raised their arms in the Nazi Hitler symbol.  Are you nauseous yet???

Calaveras Cannabis Urgency Ordinance is the SCAM!!!

  In another appeal before the  Calaveras Supervisors after a grower was denied a permit to grow cannabis, the attorney made clear what we have felt was true all along.

   You can't deny growers the right to grow without a permit and then also say you must have been growing in the past year in the same ordinance.  It's not just confusing, its almost intentionally false and misleading in its entirety. Lawsuits; we see lawsuits!!!

Collision in Riverbank area

   November 22, 2016 at 11:40 AM:  A collision has been reported at Terminal Avenue and Claribel Road in the Riverbank area.

   Be cautious as emergency vehicles arrive on scene.

No CSAC or RCRC report all YEAR???? Oliveira told,next meeting!!

   When Supervisor Oliveira asked to be the representative to CSAC (California State Association of Counties) for Calaveras, he promised to make regular and complete reports.  He has NOT!!

  At the November 22,  2016  meeting, both Supervisor Ponte and Edson asked for a full report for the year and for a report on what CSAC and RCRC say about the new Cannabis law as it relates to counties.

Al Segalla wants to know WHERE Calaveras Supervisors are??

   During the discussion of increasing wages for Calaveras Supervisors, who only meet once every two weeks, Al Segalla commented that no mention was made of what excuses the two missing

Supervisors want another raise--Overpaid now!!

Parasites:  Elected officials who suck money from the taxpayers
without putting in 40 hours a week!!!
   In a discussion about offering more money to recruit a new Building official, they decided to do a study and to increase the Supervisors wages.

   Supervisors do NOT work 8 hour days. They pretty much work when they please except for meetings, which are only once every two weeks.  It is our opinion that Supervisors are WAY overpaid now!

Calaveras Supervisors meet without Chris Wright or Steve Kearney

   District 5 Supervisor Kearney has not appeared since losing his re-election on November 8, 2016. He and Chris Wright were both absent this morning at the Board meeting.

   The Board approved a new temporary CAO while they search for a new CAO is under way.

Kanye West tour cancelled--walks off Sacramento stage--hospitalized!

   After a week of unusual events (even for Kanye) and walking off the stage after three songs in Sacramento, Kanye West is reportedly in the hospital.

   No details on what he is being treated for have yet been released.

Do you have a Big Larry yet?

A flashlight, flashing light, warning light! Plus a powerful
magnetic base!!
Get one at your Arnold True Value Hardware!

Another cannabis permit denial hearing in Calaveras--Booze industry wins!!

     At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on November 22, 2016 there will be another appeal hearing for a denied cannabis cultivation permit.

  Since the drunks have done such a good job stopping cultivation in Calaveras County, its unlikely that even the Urgency Ordinance for cultivation will be renewed in 2017.

Hwy 4 icy but no chain controls this morning

    November 22, 2016 at 7:25 AM:  Hwy 4 has some icy patches above Arnold, but no chain controls are in effect at this time.

   Drive carefully!  Slow down! And bundle up, it's cold out there! Below freezing in many areas of Calaveras (27 in Arnold) and Tuolumne counties.

Monday, November 21, 2016

To the Sierra Sentinel: Cannabis ban is everyone's loss

  Sierra Sentinel:

   Now that Measure D has been defeated and there will be three Supervisors (Mills, Oliveira and Clapp) in 2017 to vote against renewing the Urgency Ordinance regarding cannabis, we will do what Calaveras County is famous for;

Parasites in Angels Camp?

Maybe they were POLI-Tics!!
   According to the Angels Camp Police there is an infestation of parasites near Mark Twain Elementary School.

    Mark Twain Elementary was on lockdown due to parasites. ACPD served search warrants wearing parasite-proof suits hoping to find cocaine and other drugs for their investigation.  They did not elaborate as to what type of parasites were located or if they were arrested.

Semi without chains on Hwy 88

   November 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM:  A semi truck without chains is stuck on Hwy 88 at the Carson Spur. His brakes are also locking up.

   CHP and a tow truck are en route to the scene. Be cautious if in the area. Do NOT travel to the mountains without chains.

Emergency water shutoff in Arnold

   November 21, 2016 at 10 AM:  Due to a leak, Calaveras County Water District has had to shut off water in Arnold that serves the Meadowmont subdivision and surrounding area.

  Hopefully water will be restored by noon today.

Cow and calf on Hwy 108 in Oakdale

   November 21, 2016 at 10:05 AM:  A cow and calf are reportedly on Hwy 108 near Kennedy Road in Oakdale.

  CHP is en route to the scene. Be extra careful until they can be removed from the roadway.

House Fire in Mountain Ranch # 12493

  UPDATE:  It was  determined that there is no fire at this time.  Most engines are returning to their stations.

City of Angels Camp bans 1st Amendment Rights for some--Lawsuits coming???

   Recently we learned that the City of Angels Camp is against any 1st Amendment Rights and have spoken to some who have been blocked from emailing the City at all.

  This Chief of Police and City Administrator are heavy into TRUMPISM and don't think that anyone, business or private parties, even the media should be allowed to criticize them.   Will they be sued. This is in addition to the racism that some have experienced from certain employees that was encouraged by the City.

Car rolls into U-Haul

   November 21, 2016at 9:45 AM:  A car has rolled down a hill and crashed into a U-Haul trailer in a parking lot at Hwy 49 and Ridge Road in Sutter Creek .

   CHP is en route to the scene.  The vehicle was reportedly one that had not been returned by the renter previously. No injuries were indicated.

Semi runs off roadway in Escalon

   November 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM:   A semi has reportedly drifted off Van Allen Lane in Escalon and is stuck in the mud in a field.

CHP and a tow truck are en route to the scene. Be careful if in the area.

Car vs. Pole in Burson

  November 21, 2016 at 8:10 AM:  A car has reportedly crashed into a power pole on Burson Road  and Carol Lane in Burson.

   Be extra cautious as emergency vehicles arrive at the scene. The pole is leaning on the vehicle. No injuries have been indicated.

Car runs off Hwy 99 at Liberty Road

   November 21, 2016 at 8 AM:  A car reportedly overshot the overpass at Hwy 99 and Liberty Road outside Lodi and is now down in a ditch.

   A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene. CHP is en route.

Stuck in snow at Alpine gate

  November 21,  2016 at 7:35 AM:  A car is reportedly stuck at the Lake Alpine closure gate on Hwy 4.

  The area will need to be plowed in order for him to get free.  Don't head up the mountain without chains and 4 wheel

Snowing in Bear Valley

   November 21, 2016 at 7:15 AM:  It is snowing in Bear Valley and chains are required now at Cabbage Patch on Hwy 4.

   Drive carefully, as the roads are wet and slick. It's supposed to clear up later in the morning.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Don't worry sir......

I'll make all the right decisions for you!
You just sit on your potty seat and be quiet!

Chains required on Hwy 4

      Caltrans just put up a chains required notice on Hwy 4, just 3 miles east of Murphys, but we haven't seen or heard of any snow in that area yet.

   Perhaps they are expecting it soon.

Oh, but Honey, Baby lamb.......

...toots, please send money. You left us flat, you know!! And we
all bought you all the guns you wanted, remember???

Signal not working in Jamestown

   November 20, 2016 at 10:40 AM:  The signal at Hwy 120 and Jacksonville Road appears to be stuck on red.

   CHP is providing traffic control in the area until Caltrans can repair it.

Letter to the Editor: Buying Chamber didn't work for Edson

    Dear Sierra Sentinel:

    Good rainy day to write you a letter.  This is about Cliff Edson, who thought he could

Power lines down in Valley Springs

   November 20, 2016 at 10:25 AM:  Power lines have been reported down at Blair Drive and Ross Drive in Valley Springs.

    Avoid the area if possible.

Collision on Hwy 26

   November 20, 2016 at 10:10 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Escalon Bellota Road in Linden.

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

Do not read the

    Due to the

Car vs. embankment in Copperopolis

    November 20, 2016 at 9:15 AM:  A grey car slid off Copper Cove Drive near Cheyenne Drive and hit the embankment.

   No injuries have been indicated.  A tow truck is en route to the scene. Be extra cautious and slow down. The roads are wet and slippery.

Meanings of recent phrases....

👴    The true meaning of the recent phrases now used by the right is hidden intentionally in order to fool the naïve, the ignorant and the sheep.

    Tea Party:

49ers at home today

   The 49ers play the Patriots at home in Levi Stadium in Santa Clara today. The game is at 1:25 PM and will be shown on CBS.

   The Raiders play the Texans on Monday Night Football.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Calaveras gets new CAO

   The Calaveras Supervisors meet on Tuesday November 22, 2016 in their chambers to appoint a temporary CAO to the position vacated by Shirley Ryan who is retiring.

   We couldn't locate a photo of Manuel Lopez, who is the person chosen to take her place for a few month, as the county searches for a new permanent CAO.

Pitch Fork on Hwy 49???

  November 19, 2016 at 4:05 PM:  Believe it or not a pitch fork has been reported on Hwy 49 near Deer Creek Road outside Angels Camp.

   Be cautious until CHP can arrive on scene and remove it.

Collision in Mokelumne Hill

   November 19, 2016 at 3:45 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a collision on Railroad Flat Road in Mokelumne Hill.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene. Be extra cautious as the roadway is blocked.

Power lines down in Arnold

   UPDATE:  We just learned that a tree is down at that location. Avoid the area if possible.  There are a lot of trees just waiting to come down if the wind gets bad.

Car runs off Camanche Parkway

    November 19, 2016 at 10:55 AM:  A car has run off Camanche Parkway near Campo Seco Road onto EBMUD property.

  No injuries have been indicated. Be cautious as a tow truck arrives to pull the vehicle back on to the roadway.

Mokelumne Hill Holiday Open House

    On Sunday December 11 from 2 PM to 5 PM in Mokelumne Hill the Petroglyphe Gallery will be showing many holiday and historical photos.

   Doug Lawler is the featured artist at the reception.

Get ready for the storm!

    Make sure everything is covered and tied down outside because we are supposed to get thunderstorms with wind this afternoon.  It's pretty warm for snow, though.

     We're still hoping for some snow up high. We need it!

Tie an orange ribbon round your dead pine tree!!

  Sad, but true!! There are a lot of orange colored ribbons tied round dead pine trees in Ebbetts Pass. There will be a lot less shade for many people next summer.

   Cabins or homes in the woods will no longer be homes in the woods for those who are losing most of their trees. More water and less fertilizer around them might have helped, we've heard. Oliveira, District 3 Supervisors, who pretends to be doing something about it, isn't doing anything!!

Car runs off road into bushes in Sutter Creek

   November 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM:  A car has run off Shake Ridge Road near Oneto Road and into the bushes in Sutter Creek.

   Be extra cautious if in that area.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Mitt Romney meets with Trump Saturday

   Mitt Romney was beckoned to a meeting with Donald Trump to take place on Saturday somewhere in New Jersey.

   Is he expected to bow and kiss the ring and ask for forgiveness?  We'll see!

Traffic collision in Jamestown

   November 18, 2016 at 2:50 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 at Jamestown Road in Jamestown.

   It isn't known if there are injuries. CHP is at the scene.

Trump settles University lawsuit for $25 mill

   Although Donald Trump says he admits no guilt, he has agreed to pay off three different lawsuit regarding a type of fraud surrounding Trump U, which litigators said was no university at all.

   He will pay $25 million dollars altogether, some of which goes to the other side's attorneys and the rest to the people who brought the lawsuits forward.  

Traffic collision at Michelson School

   November l8, 2016 at 9:15 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Michelson Elementary School on Pennsylvania Gulch Road in Murphys.

   No injuries were indicated. Be cautious if headed that way.

Injured deer reports--Be careful

  Another injured deer on Hwy 108 near Soulsbyville.

    We've seen several reports

Gifts of Art

   The Calaveras Arts Council gallery in San Andreas has affordable gifts of art to purchase, including Ovations tickets for the 2017 season.

   The Gallery is located on Main Street in San Andreas.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Donald Trump's favorite TV show ending

   We just heard that Duck Dynasty, reported to be Donald Trumps favorite TV show is cancelled at the end of this season.

    Have you ever heard sadder words??   Trump and his followers have been very faithful to the Duck bunch.

Overturned car on Hwy 49

   UPDATE:   Hwy 49 is now open and clear.

Motorhome arson investigation

  UPDATE:  We just learned that Shields turned himself in at the Sheriff's Office in San Andreas. The arrest was allegedly for Arson: Property, a felony.

  According to the Calaveras Sheriff, a motorhome

School bus vs. car in Modesto

   November 17, 2016 at 11:35 AM:  A school bus and a car have reportedly collided on Mt. Vernon Drive and Tully Road in Modesto.

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

Traffic tie-ups on Hwy 4

😒😒   Please beware that although the Caltrans sign says work on Hwy 4 from Angels Camp to Copperopolis ended October 27, 2016, that it continues.

   Paving is being performed on the roadway and the public needs to know that it is not safe to travel at any rate of speed and to expect delays.

Letter to the Editor: Can't we just move on????

   Dear Editor:

   You may not want to publish my letter, but I feel I have to try and get people thinking about moving on

Big rig crash spreads glass all over Hwy 4 at Discovery Bay

   UPDATE:  Hwy 4 is closed in both directions. We aren't sure where they are setting up the detour.

   November 17, 2016 at 9:40 AM:  A big rig carrying windows

Car over the side in Pioneer

   November 17, 2016 at 9:35 AM:  A car has reportedly gone off Hwy 88 and over the embankment in the Pioneer area.

   Be extra cautious as roads are slippery. Carry chains if heading over the passes this weekend.

Polar bear hugs....

I'll keep you warm and you keep me warm, ok??

Collision in Burson

   November 17, 2016 at 9 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a collision on Burson Road near Camanche Parkway in the Burson area.

  An ambulance is en route to the scene.

Head-on collision in Farmington area

   UPDATE:  We just learned that no injuries resulted from this collision. CHP has already cleared the roadway.

Cold, cold, cold

   Bundle up this morning. We're getting our first taste of real winter cold as a storm approaches from the north.

   We're in for a rainy, and hopefully snowy weekend. Keep warm and drive safely.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

If Democrats had supported George Wallace...

Except for the hair, they look
a lot alike!!
   In 1988 and in several other elections racist from Alabama George Wallace ran for President, just like racist Donald Trump did this year.

   If Democrats had supported Wallace and put him in the presidency, they would be labeled the same as the Republicans are now:  White Supremacists, racists, etc.