Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tree blocking roadway in Jackson

   June 21, 2016 at 7:45 PM:  A tree has been reported down and blocking the roadway on Clinton Road in Jackson.

   A crew has been requested to clear it, but it may be awhile, so be extra cautious if in the area.

Calaveras County Counsel says neither Cannabis initiative verified yet!

   While most of us believed that today's Special Meeting was about the Initiatives that had been turned into the Calaveras Elections Department, County Counsel made it clear.

   According to Megan Stedfeldt the pro-cannabis initiative is still being verified for signatures.   We already know and heard the moans today, from the incompetent group who failed to handle the BAN initiative properly and it was thrown out.

Never seen an extremist like Calaveras County Judge Healy's wife???

    We thought we had seen extremists; both of the religious fanatic type and of the racist tea party type in Calaveras.

   But we had never seen anything like the wife of Judge Healy,

Calaveras Supervisors pass cannabis tax

   At a Special Meeting this morning, June 21, 2016 the Calaveras Supervisors passed an extension of the Cannabis Urgency Ordinance and a tax on all cannabis grown in Calaveras County.

   This is an excise tax, in addition to the state sales tax, based on canopy size of farms. Should bring in good money to the county, which Calaveras badly needs.

Apology to Supervisor Ponte for COWARDS

   Larry Bridges, of San Andreas got up to apologize at the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on June 21, 2016 to Supervisor Ponte.

   Bridges stated that he wanted to apologize to Supervisor Ponte on behalf of the residents of Calaveras for the COWARDLY attack Mr. Big Pot McmAnus and his
friend Alice Montgomery made on her at a previous meeting.

Judge Healy should be RECALLED!!

   It has been clear nearly from the beginning that Judge Healy was not a good judge. We have heard of him signing bad search warrants without even reading them.

   Now we see that he is a wacko right wing anti-cannabis judge and should be RECALLED!!  She mentions Supervisor Oliveira as one of them.  If you get Judge Healy in ANY case, you need to demand another judge. He will NOT be honorable or fair to anyone!!!

Calaveras Supervisors extend Cannabis Urgency Ordinance for a few months

   Putting pressure on what is likely to be brand new Calaveras Supervisors in 2017, District 5 Supervisor Kearney convinced the board to extend the Cannabis Urgency regulations only until the first Supervisor meeting of the elected board in 2017.

   There could be several new board members, since Kearney and Edson are likely to not be there, Wright will be replaced and Ponte is being replaced.

Deadline for registering Cannabis farms is June 30, 2016

   Don't forget if you are a commercial cannabis farmer in Calaveras County, you must register for your permit by June 30, 2016 at 4 PM.

   Sheriff DiBasilio says he will have deputies stationed outside the door of the Planning Department to stop any late arrivals from entering the building.

Nothing done at FIRE meeting in ARNOLD, Calaveras District 3!!

   A member of the public who did not state his name, says that he went to a fire meeting in Arnold last week where nothing got done.

   This is Mr. Oliveira's District 3 who cannot get ANYTHING done and people are complaining about him all the time.  He is a grower and a veteran and is not a criminal, and neither are these people here that are growers.  He also stated that the Veterans Administration is paying for veterans to have cannabis.

"Meth is the problem!"

   A member of the public got up and told the Calaveras Board of Supervisors that they should worry about the METH problem in the County.

   The ban people love METH, BOOZE and tobacco, but want to BAN Cannabis!!

Sheriff DiBasilio asks for background checks

   Sheriff DiBasilio came up to speak on the cannabis urgency ordinance extension to request that they put the background check back into the ordinance.

   He is right. The Calaveras Sheriff's Office should be able to check and see if any worker on a cultivation site are felons from another state. Thank you Sheriff DiBasilio.

Planning says 150 commercial applicants and 47 personal grows in Calaveras

   The Planning Department of Calaveras County, as of June 20, 2016 has received 150 applications for permits for commercial grows at $5000 each totaling $750,000 so far.

   A member of the audience asked

Cannabis BAN petition Tea Potty people moan and groan!!!

   At the June 21, 2016 Special Meeting to consider the Cannabis Initiative in Calaveras County, the BAN people got up to moan and groan that their initiative had been rejected.

   During the signature gathering process,

Motorcycle crash on Hwy 99

   June 21, 2016 at 8:15 AM:  CHP are at the scene of a solo motorcycle crash on northbound Hwy 99 at the Hwy 4 interchange in Stockton.

   The cyclist had been reportedly speeding and splitting lanes prior to the crash. Fortunately, per CHP, only minor injuries resulted from this crash. A tow truck is responding for the motorcycle.

Transformer fire outside Sonora

   June 21, 2016 at  8:40 AM:  Several fire engines have been dispatched to a report of a transformer exploding and smoking at Lyons Bald Mountain Road and Greenley Road in the Sonora area.


Polls open June 23, 2016 for Brexit vote!

   Called the Brexit, England is voting Thursday, June 23, 2016 on whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or to exit and go back to their own system.

   Part of the desire to exit is based on a "trump-like" movement of isolationism and anti-immigrant feelings about jobs. 

Camanche Fire 95% contained

   The Camanche Fire, which started on June 17, 2016 reached 210 acres and is now 95% contained.

   This fire is on the Amador County side of Camanche. All evacuations have been lifted.

Leona M. "Nonie" Winchell

   Born on November 2, 1929 and passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2016, Nonie was the daughter of Dean and Verna James and a longtime resident of Calaveras County.

   Nonie was preceded

Wicked Sisters perform in Arnold

   This weeks Music in the Parks series is at Cedar Center in Arnold. Wicked Sisters is the group performing.

   The June 23, 2016 show is free and begins at 6:30 PM.


Later today: What to do about dirty cops that continue to lie to police!!

   Calaveras County has a serious problem with cops that lie, have always lied, were fired for lying and continue to lie.

  What to do about them is the question??

Calaveras Supervisors Special Meeting on Cannabis

   UPDATE:   Today, June 21, 2016 at 9 AM.

Arnold water shutoff

   UPDATE:  Water has been restored to the area in Arnold where work was necessary on June 20, 2016.