Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bernie Sanders rally in Modesto tomorrow--traffic nightmare!

   The Modesto Police Department has issued warnings for anyone planning on travelling to Modesto tomorrow.

   9th, 10th and 11th streets and  J, L and M streets will be closed off most of the day, which may cause traffic problems due to the Presidential rally of candidate Bernie Sanders, which will be held at Centre Plaza.

Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival

   The 44th Annual Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival will be held Independence Day weekend, July 2 & 3, 2016 in Arnold on Hwy 4.

   Booths of crafts, gourmet foods and art will be available for everyone, even the children.

Brown water in Rancho Calaveras and La Contenta? No lead???

     Some CCWD customers in Rancho Calaveras and La Contenta have experienced brown water today.

   CCWD says that this brown water is completely safe to drink;

Police Chief stabs son with power drill??

  No arrests have been made in the apparent fight between a 20 year old son and his father, the Police Chief of Sonoma State University.

     The boy was taken to the hospital with a collapsed lung and multiple stab wounds, allegedly caused by a power drill in the hands of his father. The Chief had a laceration on his head.

Stranded sea lion pup gets help

San Francisco Police photo
   Two San Francisco Police officers called for help and stayed with a stranded sea lion pup until a marine sanctuary worker arrived this morning near San Francisco Bay.

   Shivering and exhausted the pup is expected to make a full recovery at the sanctuary.

Traffic collision just outside of Stockton

   June 1, 2016 at 2:40 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Copperopolis Road and Bull Pine Road, not far from Hwy 4 outside Stockton.

   A grey BMW apparently ran off the roadway. An ambulance is en route to the scene. It is not blocking the lanes.

LInes down on Arnold roadway

   June 1, 2016 at 2:30 PM:  Lines are reportedly down on the roadway at Crystal Way and Silver Drive in Arnold.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction until a crew can repair them.

What does ex-CCWD Director Bob Dean want??? NO on Measure A!

   People have told us that Bob Dean is traveling all over the county and campaigning for Measure A!  Why??? What dirty politics is going on here??

   What is in it for him, personally?  We are suspicious, since he is NOT supposed to be in the water business now!  He wants something.  Yet another reason to VOTE NO on Measure A!

Letter to the Editor: Our governor let us down!

  Dear Sierra Sentinel:

   This may not be the current discussion in politics, but this has been on my mind for some time now.

   Climate change is here, like it or not!  And yet our Governor (who I voted for) is still encouraging clear-cutting of our forests.

   I'm so disappointed! I feel he let all of us who really care about the environment, down. Did he sell out to the big guys, like the SPI owners, I believe its Red Emmerson family?

   Makes me sick because he knows the city people probably don't even notice, and won't till it's too late. Our votes are not enough for him to help us.

   Okay, I've vented enough for one day, and thanks,

    R in West Point

Another illegal pot bust on Hogan Dam Road

Calaveras Sheriff's Office photo
   This morning, June 1, 2016 the Calaveras County Sheriff raided an illegal pot growing location on Hogan Dam Road between

One dies after boat breaks apart at Clearlake

  Three men were in a boat on Clearlake on May 29, 2016 when the boat hit the water hard and broke apart.

   Two men were rescued, but the third, who drowned, could not be located until this morning. Placer County Sheriff deputies are investigating the incident.

Three car collision in Jackson

   June 1, 2016 at 12:30 PM:  Three cars have reportedly collided at Hwy 49 and Hwy 88 in Jackson.

  No injuries were indicated but 2 of the vehicles will need a tow truck and are blocking a lane. Be careful in that area.

Want to buy meat and the freezer it's in, CHEAP??

   On May 31, 2016 a resident on Ospital Road in Burson called the Calaveras Sheriff's Office to report that someone was offering to sell meat and the freezer holding the meat at a really cheap price.

   Apparently that's ok, cause the Sheriff's Office took no report.

Murphys resident arrested

   On May 31, 2016 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Kenneth James Peterson, Jr. (26) of Murphys, on Chardonnay Court in Murphys.

   Peterson was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Battery with Serious Bodily Injury and Preventing or Dissuading a Victim or Witness, both felonies.

Collision on Hwy 88

   June 1, 2016 at 12 Noon:  A car has crashed into the embankment on Hwy 88 at Hamms Station.

   An ambulance and tow truck are en route to the scene. Be cautious as one lane is blocked and an off duty medic is directing traffic.

Calaveras Cannabis Compliance Workshops in San Andreas Town Hall

     There will be two Cannabis Compliance Workshops in San Andreas in the Town Hall next week.

   The first one is on June 6, 2016 at 5 PM.  The 2nd one is June 8, 2016 at 4 PM. Don't forget the deadline is June 30, 2016 to come into compliance in Calaveras County.

Result of Measure A poll in Calaveras County

   While we were polling the Supervisorial Districts in our informal, non-scientific phone poll, we also asked people about Measure A.

  We added 25 people in District 3, 2 and 5.  Not surprisingly,

Format of petitions not yet reviewed by County Elections

   There was a lot of chatter last night about the BIG POT ban people not following protocol and rules on petitions being turned in to the County.

   Calaveras County Elections Department, which is pretty busy this time of the year anyway, tells us they have not yet reviewed the formats of either set of petitions and will respond to our questions at that time.

Sinkhole on I-5 grows

   June 1, 2016 at 6:20 AM:  Caltrans reports that after thoroughly examining under the northbound lanes of I-5 in San Joaquin County, the sinkhole under the roadway is much bigger.

   The hole is now around 40' wide and they suspect an irrigation pipe that runs near the lanes could be the cause.  I-5 will be closed, with detours through Hwy 33 until they can find the cause and repair the damage. Take Hwy 99 instead if possible if heading north.