Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Adopt a kitty and have a friend for life

You can find a nice kitty like this one at the Calaveras
Animal Shelter in San Andreas

Tree down on Pool Station Road

   June 29, 2016 at 6:10 PM:  A tree has been reported down across Pool Station Road outside San Andreas.

   A crew is being dispatched to remove the tree, but be extra cautious if headed that way until the roadway is clear. 

Rancho Fire in Ione/Campo Fire at Camanche

  We just learned that the Rancho Fire near Ione in Amador County is 100% contained.   It burned 372 acres.

   The Campo Fire is now 75% contained at 33 acres on the Calaveras County side.

Mailbox hit and run

   June 29, 2016 at 3:25 PM:  A resident on Berkesey Drive in  Rancho Calaveras reported that a car knocked down their mailbox, drug it 100' down the road and then fled the scene.

   Unfortunately for them, their license plate came off at the scene. CHP is en route to investigate.

Trailhead Fire continues to grow

   The Trailhead Fire in El Dorado and Placer Counties is now 650 acres with only 5% containment.

  Evacuations are still taking place. CalFire is asking for help in determining the cause of this fire, which started in a remote area often frequented by rafters.  Please call 1-800-468-4408 to leave an anonymous tip.

Car into tree in Bear Valley

  UPDATE:  This is a major injury crash.

Head-on crash in Patterson

   June 29, 2016 at 12:45 PM:  A head-on collision involving three cars was reported at Hwy 33 and Rogers Road in Patterson.

   An ambulance and other emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Bank of America building in Arnold auctioned off

   The Bank of America building in Arnold, being vacated in July by BofA, was sold at auction today.

   The bidding just closed. According to the website the property went for $575,000, which was lower than the reserve the owner had on it. That's a lot of money for property in Arnold.

Embezzlement and Grand Theft at OReilly Auto Parts

   On June 28, 2016 Angels Camp Police officers arrested Nicholaus Michael Lopez (22) of Valley Springs at OReilly Auto Parts in Angels Camp.

   Lopez was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Embezzlement, Grand Theft and Forgery, all felonies.

Head-on collision in Coulterville

   UPDATE:  Per CHP, no injuries were indicated in this collision.

Trailhead Fire near Foresthill

  June 29, 2016: The Trailhead Fire nearly doubled in size overnight. Air tankers and helicopters are back in the air this morning.

   The total acreage so far is 350 acres and containment is only 5%. Evacuations continue.  We saw several Calfire camp vehicles heading that way earlier.

Rancho Fire in Amador County

   The Rancho Fire near Ione in Amador County has burned 350 acres but we are told forward progress has been stopped.

   This fire is now 30% contained.

Time to legalize marijuana

   The initiative to legalize marijuana in California, led by former Facebook President Sean Parker, received more than enough signatures to be placed on the November 2016 ballot.

   Behind many other states, California voters will decide if marijuana, like alcohol, should be legal for those over 21.  It's way past time to wake up and legalize cannabis, which is much safer for your body than alcohol or opioid drugs.

Old Timers Invited...

July 16, 2016 in Murphys Park
Old Timers Luncheon for anyone over 70
who has lived in the Murphys area at
least 10 years call 728-8183 for
reservations