Monday, June 27, 2016

Cannabis Regulation Initiative approved

   June 27, 2016:  It's official that the ballot initiative to regulate Cannabis in Calaveras County had 2400 valid signatures.

    If our County Supervisors are smart, they will adopt it immediately, saving the taxpayers $172,000 on a consultant fee and replace the urgency ordinance. Are our elected Supervisors smart enough to do this?

Kelly Baird wins scholarship

   Kelly Baird of West Point is a four-year honor roll student at Calaveras, is in the Honors French Society, Student Council, drama, a 13 year member of Girl Scouts and President of West Point 4H.

   No wonder she was chosen as the recipient of the Calaveras Community Foundations' Beth Childs/Glenna Hurst Scholarship, a $4000 renewable college award.

PIckup goes over the side of New Priest Grade

   June 27, 2016 at 10:15 AM:  A white pickup has gone over the side of Hwy 120 at New Priest Grade outside Jamestown.

   They are trying to run ropes around 400' down to see who is in the vehicle. CHP is at the scene. Hwy 120 may be closed for awhile to recover the vehicle.

Big rig still blocking Hwy 4

  UPDATE:  We just learned that Caltrans and CHP are now moving the big rig out of the pass. Should be open soon.

Erskine Fire at Lake Isabella Update

   On June 27, 2016 at 9 AM it was reported that the Erskine Fire is now at 45,388 acres, but the perimeter is now 40% contained.

   They are beginning an assessment to see if the 250 homes destroyed and 75 damaged is accurate.  The area is still under evacuation orders.

RECALL of District 5 Kearney moves forward....

   Although Steve Kearney, current Supervisor of Calaveras District 5 has tried everything, including stating he is moving the asphalt plant, people have not be fooled by him.

   Yesterday was the last day to collect signatures for the RECALL. Now they will get turned in and counted by the Elections Department.

City Council wants new City Hall--Raise FEES!!

   While discussion of raising all the fees in Angels Camp was going on at the recent City Council meeting, it was brought up that certain members of the City Council and especially the administrative golfer, want a NEW City Hall.

   One Councilperson made it clear that they believed that was why they want to raise all the fees, to get a new City Hall.   Sounds just like something our golf pro would be pushing.

Dog reported left in hot car in Murphys

   On June 26, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office was called to Sheep Ranch Road in Murphys where a small Chihuahua had been left in a hot car.

   Apparently the Sheriff's office took no report. Do NOT leave your animal in the car, even for a few minutes in this heat!! It can quickly die!

Sunshine Brown Bear having breakfast...

Brooks Falls at Katmai

"Finding Dory" takes Box Office

     The weekend box office was clearly in a fishing mode as movie goers chose a Disney movie over all the others.

  "Finding Dory" brought in $73.2 Million according to estimates on Sunday.

Supreme Court rules for Womens Choice

   The US Supreme Court this morning handed down a decision on the Texas restrictions to women's choice regarding clinics.

   In a 5-3 vote, the court said that Texas did not have the right to restrict a woman's right to choose by forcing clinics to become hospitals.

Collision in Volcano

   June 27, 2016 at 6:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Shake Ridge Road and Rams Horn Grade in Volcano.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Erskine Fire Update: 43,000 acres

   As of June 26, 2016 at 8 PM the Erskine Fire was 43,460 acres with a perimeter containment of 40%.

   Over 250 homes have now been destroy and another 75 damaged.

Jack-knifed big rig on Hwy 4

   June 27, 2016 at 5:45 AM:  A big rig has been reported as jack-knifed on Hwy 4 between Mosquito Lake and Pacific Valley.

   What was a big rig doing on that narrow stretch of road?  CHP and a big rig tow are en route to the scene. Avoid the area as both lanes are blocked.