Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rollover on RR tracks in Escalon

   August 24, 2016 at 5:55 PM:  A pickup has rolled over on the UPRR tracks at Hwy 120 and Sexton Road in Escalon.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Avoid the area if possible.

Woman on Hwy 26

  August 24, 2016 at 4:50 PM:  A woman has been reported on Hwy 26 at Ospital Road in the Burson area.

   CHP has been notified and is en route to the area. Be cautious until they can take care of the problem.

Grass Fire in Valley Springs

   Per CalFire on August 23, 2016 around 12:25 PM they responded to a report of a grass fire in the 3400 block of Hwy 12 in Valley Springs.

   The fire was contained at less than an acre. The cause has not been determined.


Rocks on Hwy 108

   August 24, 2016 at 3:25 PM:  Rocks have been reported on Hwy 108 near Twain Harte Drive in Twain Harte.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction until it can be cleared.

Motorcycle collision on Hwy 4

   August 24, 2016 at 3 PM:  A  motorcycle collision has been reported on Hwy 4 near Horseshoe Road in Copperopolis.

   CHP Is en route to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Letter to the Editor: America Exceptionalism???


   I don't get it about Trump. How the hell does a guy who should be tarred and feathered, if not hung, drawn and quartered, turn those who ought to hate him into

Baby born in Calaveras County

   We just learned that  Ari James Draper was born on June 26, 2016 in Calaveras County.

   He is the son of Nicole Amrer and Ryan Edward Draper.

Truck dragging chain starting fires

    August 24, 2016 at 1:25 PM:  Several fires have been reported on I-5 near Los Banos due to an apparent truck that is dragging a chain through the area.

   CHP and fire personnel are responding to the area.  Use caution if headed in that direction.

Tully Fire in Humboldt County

   The Tully Fire is burning in Humboldt County near Hwy 169 and Martin's Ferry Road.

   As of 6:30 AM on August 24, 2016 this fire had burned 440 acres and was only 8% contained. Evacuations are in effect in the area. 

Sierra Repertory Theatre announces 2017 season

   Sierra Repertory Theatre is announcing their 2017 season, which includes the musical comedy from Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, "Sister Act", which opens on February 18, 2017.

   Other highlights are "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Man of La Mancha".  "White Christmas" will be the Christmas musical. Go to or call 532-3120 for tickets or information.

Three missing tourists found alive off Hwy 120

Tuolumne County Sheriff's photo
   Three women who had been reported missing by part of a German tourist group, were located in a car that had run off Hwy 120 outside Groveland 24 hours earlier.

   The car was located down a steep embankment and the women had to be extricated, but were not seriously injured, according to the report.