Thursday, May 19, 2016

Calaveras County Elections Office says "We're not a policing agency!"

   We've had so many complaints and are aware that the anti-cannabis friends of Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira have been reported to the Sheriff's Office at least twice for apparently harassing people to sign their petition to ban pot, that we asked the County Elections department what they were doing about it.

  It's NOT OUR JOB, Man!!!

   In spite of the fact that it has been reported to them that Oliveira's people started 3 days prior to the date they are allowed to collect signatures, have been reported to the cops at least twice in the last 24 hours and refuse to leave when asked to, Calaveras County elections says "We're not a policing agency!"  per Robin Glanville.

Fire on Hwy 49 and Columbia Way

   May 19, 2016 at 3:05 PM:  A fire was reported on Hwy 49  and Columbia Way in Columbia.  It is a debris fire that apparently got away.

   Additional resources were dispatched to the scene to extinguish the fire.  Is it still legal to burn during the day??

Car rolled over on Hwy 4 in Copperopolis

   May 19, 2016 at 3 PM:  A car has reportedly rolled over and is on its roof off Hwy 4 at Telegraph Road in Copperopolis.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Be extra cautious if in the area.

Black Hawk helicopter finds lost hiker

   The missing hiker and his dog were found alive and well, although hungry, in Placer County this morning.

   He had been missing for 3 days after leaving for a short hike.

Fire in Columbia

   May 19, 2016 at 2:35 PM:  A fire reported on Bennett Road near Slate Rim Road in Columbia has been stopped at around 2 acres.

   Several engines, a bulldozer and air attack were immediately dispatched to prevent this fire from reaching at least one structure.

Traffic collision on Hwy 108

   May 19, 2016 at 2:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 and near Kennedy Meadows.

   An ambulance is responding. CHP is en route to the scene.

Hovey Wines presents sculptor Mike Gustavson

   Hovey Wines of Murphys is proud to present Mike Gustavson's bold, colorful sculptures during June and July of 2016.

   A reception will be held in his honor on Sunday June 12, 2016 at the Hovey Wines Tasting Room and Gardens
in Murphys  

One big POLI-TIC at Calaveras County Fair -- Oops

   We hear that one of the local POLI-TICS plan to campaign at the Calaveras County Fair this weekend.

   Incumbent Supervisor BULLY Edson thinks he can save his re-election by hob-nobbing with the frogs; we don't think that will work.  They'll be afraid he'll eat them!!

    "Croak! We're voting for Romano!" 

Debris found of crashed EgyptAir plane that crashed, NOT

   UPDATE:  The debris found was determined NOT to be from the missing airliner.

The plane that disappeared from radar screens overnight on a trip from Paris to Cairo is feared to have been crashed due to some form of terrorism.

   Debris from the plane #804 has been located off a small island. There were no survivors. EgyptAir does not feel it could have been a mechanical problem.

Think home prices are high in Calaveras??

   Prices for homes has come back some after the crash of '07, but still are not as high as they were.

   In the Bay Area, however, the median price for a home in April of 2016 was $687,000.  Of course, there are good jobs in the Bay Area. Here, you have to work for the government if you want security and benefits, yuck!

CBS News' Morley Safer dies

   Today it has been reported that Morley Safer died today at the age of 84. He had been with CBS for 50 years.

   He just retired last week.


Sheriff called on petition signature gatherers--The BUZZ-Saw in District 3

We have been told that Lisa Meutterties, McmAnus
and Mike Preston, along with the Strohmeyers and the
 Montgomery's are involved, but we haven't verified
the names yet. 
   On May 18, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff was called when people gathering signatures on a petition wouldn't leave a parking lot on Hwy 4 in Murphys.

   Then again in Arnold the Sheriff was called due to signature gatherers on Hwy 4. No report was taken by the Sheriff.

A man and his refrigerator on Hwy 4

  UPDATE:  We just received a call that this guy is hitch-hiking, pulling a refrigerator along with him, trying to get a ride for both of them. Yep! It's Frog Jump weekend!

   May 19, 2016 at 8:25 AM:  CHP is en route to a report of a man standing near to and running into a refrigerator on Hwy 4 and sticking things in the ground in front of Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold.

   Be extra cautious if in that area. Remember, this is Frog Jump weekend and all kinds of strange things go on during this 4 days.

Cow out in Douglas Flat

   May 19, 2016 at 8:50 AM:  A cow has been reported out on Hwy 4 near Live Oak Drive in Douglas Flat. Please, don't anyone tell the TROLL!!

   Is it an escapee from the Fair?  Poor things know they're doomed once they're taken out there. Run, cow! Run!!  Watch for it if headed in that direction.

Traffic collision in Copperopolis

  May 19, 2016 at 8:45 AM:  A collision was reported on Hwy 4 at Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis.

   No injuries were indicated. Both cars are still drivable and they want to cancel CHP.

Soda theft in Arnold

  On May 18, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff received a report that an outdoor soda machine on Hwy 4 in Arnold had been broken into.

   They didn't get the money out, but took all of the sodas.  The Sheriff's Office took a report of the theft.

Cruel farming - animals have NO rights!

Does this photo upset you? It should!!
Farm animals don't deserve the treatment
HUMAN animals dish out!

Hwy 49 in downtown Angels Camp closed for parade

   Downtown Angels Camp will be the scene of a Youth Parade this morning. Hwy 49 will be closed for awhile.

   You might want to avoid the area until after lunch. Today is the first day of the Calaveras County Fair.

Cement mixer and van collide

   May 19, 2016 at 8:10 AM:  A cement mixer and a white van have reportedly collided on Hwy 120 just east of Hwy 99 in Manteca.

  The slow lane is blocked. We don't know if there are any injuries. Be cautious if headed that way.

Big rig rollover blocks Hwy 99 for hours

   May 19, 2016 at 7 AM:  CHP has just cleared a big rig collision at Hwy 99 and West Main Street in Ripon that occurred around 1:30 AM that caused one lane to be closed while they off-loaded the trailer.

   Two big rigs were involved; one was loaded with solar panels.  The overturned rig was uprighted and the roadway is now open per CHP.