Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hillary Rodham Clinton 1st woman President in US???

   Tonight, July 28, 2016 wraps up the Democratic National Convention with the acceptance of her party's nomination for President of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

   While many other countries have already elected women leaders, Clinton, if elected in November, will be the 1st woman President of the US. 

Traffic collision in San Andreas

    July 28, 2016 at 8 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 12 not far from the Calaveras River bridge in San Andreas.

   A pickup is apparently out in the middle of a field, 100' off the roadway. Three CHP are at the scene. It isn't clear if there are any injuries. Be cautious as they pull the pickup back onto the roadway.

No new trial in Chandra Levy case!

   For those who remember Chandra Levy, the 24 year old intern from the Modesto area, whose body was found in a DC park, todays events are somewhat shocking.

What country was I in last week?

   Last week, while watching the Republican National Convention, I felt distraught, fearful and felt like someone was trying to fill our hearts with hate and

Major injuries in Hwy 4 crash

   July 28, 2016 at 11:20 AM:  A car that overturned onto its roof was reported after a white Chevy Blazer collided with a big rig on Hwy 4 just west of the Middle River Bridge outside Discovery Bay.

    An ambulance responded due to major  injuries. Use extra caution in the area.

Fire in Calaveritas

  Per CalFire on July 27, 2016 around 6:12 PM they responded to a report of a grass fire at Calaveritas Road and Old Gulch Road.

    Called the Old Fire, air, engine units and hand crews were dispatched to the scene and the fire was extinguished at 4.4 acres in size.  The cause has not been determined.


Letter to the Editor: Sheriff election

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

   I had thought it might be too early but I have seen your articles about the 2018 Calaveras Sheriff election coming up, so I'm writing to voice my

Camanche disappeared under the water...

How many are left who visited the lovely little valley
 town of Camanche (misspelled by namers) before it was bulldozed
and flooded by EBMUD?
Calaveras Historical Society photo.

Car off Hwy 49 into ditch at Carson Hill

   July 28, 2016 at 10:05 AM:  A car has run off Hwy 49 near Carson Hill and into the ditch.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Possible DUI incident indicated. Be cautious if headed in that direction.

Head-on traffic collision on Hwy 4

   July 28, 2016 at 9 AM:  A head-on traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Union Point near Discovery Bay.

    An ambulance and two tow trucks are responding to the scene. Lanes are blocked, so be extra cautious if headed that way.

Big rig dumps load on Hwy 88

   July 28, 2016 at 8:50 AM:  A big rig with doubles has reportedly spilled its load on Hwy 88 near Columbia Drive in the Pioneer area.

   Caltrans is responding. Use extra caution if in that area

San Andreas woman arrested for threats

   On July 27, 2016 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Debra Lynne Dougherty (53) of San Andreas, at her home on Russell Road in San Andreas.

   Dougherty was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Threatening to Commit a Crime with the Intent to Terrorize, a felony.

Bulldozer driver killed in Carmel Fire

      Two bulldozers rolled over while trying to carve a line around the Soberanes Fire in the Carmel area. The Governor has declared a state of emergency in the area.

   One driver was killed and the other escaped with minor injuries. 34 homes have been destroyed, 27,000 acres burned and now 1 fatality in this fire. It is still only 10% contained.

Plane crash at Columbia Airport

   It has been reported by authorities that a plane that crashed and burst into flames late Wednesday July 27, 2016, killed 4 people.

   The crash is being investigated. It landed and then hit a fuel truck off the runway. Attempts to save the people in the plane were unsuccessful.  The names of those who died are being withheld, but we understand it was a local Tuolumne County family.

Temps could reach 108 in Calaveras today

   The US Weather Bureau has reported that it is possible for the temperature in Calaveras County to reach as high as 108 degrees today, July 28, 2016.

   Be extra cautious; stay indoors when possible and drink plenty of fluids.