Friday, July 29, 2016

A grieving Muslim father said it best....

   The father of a Muslim U.S. soldier who died for our country, moved more people with his sincere words at the Democratic Convention, than any of the rehearsed speakers.

  His rebuke of Donald Trump, saying to him, "YOU have sacrificed nothing, and NO none!" caused even the most professional journalists to lose their ability to speak through their tears. 

Motorcycles down on Hwy 108

   July 29, 2016 at 4:40 PM:  Three or four motorcycles are reportedly down in the roadway on Hwy 108 at Clark Fork Road on the pass near the Dardanelles.

   CHP is en route. It isn't known if there are injuries. Gravel was reported on the roadway, possibly as a cause. 

Truck knocks down poles

   July 29, 2016 at 4:35 PM:  A big rig has reportedly struck some poles on Danaher Drive near Emereff Lane in Valley Springs.

    Several lines are down in the roadway. No injuries are indicated. AT&T, Comcast and PG&E have been notified. Be extra cautious if in the area.

Head-on collision in Tracy

   July 29, 2016 at 1:20 PM:  A head-on collision between a sedan and a pickup has been reported at 11th street and Banta Road in Tracy.

   An ambulance is en route due to major injuries.  Use extra caution as there is about 200' of debris on the roadway.

August is Adopt-a Shelter Dog month

   Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) is announcing that August is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog month in Calaveras County.

   There are many wonderful dogs at the Calaveras Animal Services facility in San Andreas. Come visit and find a forever friend to take home with you, and at a discounted price.

Roy Taliaferro of Copperopolis

   Roy Lynn Taliaferro of Copperopolis passed away at his home on June 24, 2016.

    He was 52, born on May 9, 1964

Angels Camp Council to approve new subdivision

Sadly, the elected and
appointed officials in
Angels Camp do not
think for themselves,
but do what they are
told by McHatten.
    At the August 2, 2016 Angels Camp City Council meeting, the Gallery and Greenhorn Creek will get its final approval.

   This is the first development in Angels Camp in many years. You may remember that Mr. McHatten raised all the fees at least double at the last meeting intentionally to catch these people in the Angels City TRAP!!

Arnold man arrested in Angels Camp

   According to the Angels Camp Police Department, Robert Douglas Smith (54) of Arnold was arrested on Mark Twain Road in Angels Camp.

   Smith was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Willful Discharge of a Firearm, a felony and for Disorderly Conduct due to Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Wilderness Week Events at Lake Alpine

   The Stanislaus National Forest Service will be conducting events to celebrate Wilderness Week at Lake Alpine this weekend.

   For more details call the Ranger Station at 795-1381.

Crash in Burson

   July 29, 2016 at 8:05 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a traffic crash between a silver BMW and a black Dodge Challenger at Burson Road and Southworth Road in Burson.

   One person mentioned that the BMW was seen crossing the double yellow lines before the crash. A tow truck has been dispatched. No injuries have been indicated.

Car overturned in field in Jamestown

   July 29, 2016 at 8 AM:  A car has reportedly overturned into a field at Hwy 49 and Sims Road in Jamestown.

   Major injuries have been indicated. An ambulance is en route. A search is ongoing for possible other passengers in the vehicle.

More homes destroyed in Monterey County

   As of July 29, 2016 at 8 AM CalFire reports that 41 homes and 10 outbuildings have now been destroyed in the Soberanes Fire near Carmel.

   Total acreage is 31,386 and is still only 15% contained.  The smoke from this fire can be seen in the skies of Calaveras County.

Fire in Sonora

Tuolumne County photo
  UPDATE:  This fire is now 75% contained.