Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Calaveras Supervisors give tree removal to Tennessee Company

   At today's special meeting of the Calaveras Supervisors, one contractor threatened to sue, contesting the award of the $9 million contract to someone else,

   Since the public had been made aware of all

Trump: "I always wanted a Purple Heart!"

My father, like many
others earned a Purple
Heart fighting in WWII.
And Trump 'always wanted
one, like its an Emmy Award??'
  What on earth was Trump saying, when he held up a Purple Heart a man had apparently given him "I always wanted a Purple Heart!" How dare he insult John McCain!!

   Was he saying "I always wanted to be wounded in action?" or was he saying "I wish I hadn't avoided the Vietnam draft like all the rich kids with college deferments and
then got a doctor to say I had a bad heel?"  What kind of person says something like that???


350 lb pig loose in Turlock

   August 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM:  A 350 lb. pig has been reported loose on Clausen Road near Lander Road in Turlock.

   Please don't tell the TROLL!!  CHP is en route to round him up. Maybe they better send 4 or 5 CHP to round him up.

CHP and Caltrans still clearing Hwy 99--5 dead

CHP photo. The street sign pole was driven
nearly the length of the bus.
   UPDATE:  Hwy 99 has now re-opened.
   August 2, 2016 at 2:45 PM:  The 3:20 AM crash involving a bus has cause Hwy 99 to be blocked nearly all day. The #1 lane was just opened, but the bus is yet to be removed.

   CHP wants it hauled to the evidence yard for investigation. There was at least one fatality in this crash in Livingston.

Music in the Parks week 8

   The Calaveras Arts Council is presenting Week 8 of Music in the Parks at Turner Park in San Andreas.

   On August 3, 2016 Ten Dollar Pony will perform from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. It's free!

County vehicle in collision in Manteca

   August 2, 2016 at 8:30 AM:  A San Joaquin County vehicle has been in a collision with a black Dodge at Hwy 120 and Yosemite Avenue in Manteca.

   No injuries have been reported. CHP is at the scene. Both vehicles are on the side of the roadway. 

Fire east of Oakdale

   On July 30, 2016 around 5:35 PM CalFire responded to a report of a grass fire at Frymire and Morrison, east of Oakdale.

   The fire was 100% contained at 32 acres.  The cause has not been reported.

"Is Trump just plain crazy?" asks Eugene Robinson

   Eugene Robinson, widely respected opinion writer for the Washington Post, wrote this morning that "During the primary season, as Donald Trumps bizarre outbursts helped him crush the competition, I thought he was being crazy like a fox!"

   "Now I am increasingly convinced he is just plain crazy!"  And he's being serious, according to an interview this morning on Morning Joe.

Fatal bus crash in Livingston

   UPDATE at 8 AM:  This collision occurred around 3:20 AM and the northbound lanes of Hwy 99 are still blocked. Traffic is being diverted onto Sultana, but some are making uturns across the center divide, moving