Friday, October 21, 2016

Hwy 17 to get tunnel for wildlife

An attempt to avoid the
carnage on Hwy 17
is a tunnel with safe
land on either side.
   After millions of complaints and wildlife deaths on Hwy 17 over the years, Caltrans has finally allocated money to try and solve the problem.

   They will build a $3.1 million tunnel under the freeway to try and guide animals across the dangerous stretch of roadway. It's about time.  We need one or two on Hwy 4 too!

Donald Trump booed by his old New York friends

   At the Al Smith dinner last night in New York City, all the rich, powerful and famous came together to raise money for Catholic charities.

   With the Archbishop  sitting between them,

Former Wells Fargo employees say:

  Some of the former Wells Fargo employees say that many of the people targeted in the fraud were Mexican immigrants, elderly and small business owners with several lines of credit.

   This information was filed with the courts in the lawsuits against Wells Fargo.

Blac Chyna buys self a Rolls

   Blac Chyna (you know, the one who is having Rob Kardashian's baby, bought herself a $400,000 Rolls Royce.

   She is due to give birth in about a month.

Truck vs. motorcycle in Ebbetts Pass

   UPDATE at 11 AM:  Major injuries resulted from this collision, per CHP.

  October 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM;  A traffic collision has been reported between a service truck and a motorcycle

Calaveras Supervisors have several Closed Session items

   On Tuesday October 25, 2016 the Calaveras Supervisor have a long list of Closed Session items including:
   Litigation County of Calaveras v. Ross Thornton, et al -El Dorado Superior Court case No. SC20150086

   Litigation Dennis Ponte v. County

Notice of Intent to adopt Negative Declaration-Angels RV Resort

   Lead Agency:  Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249

   2016-026 CUP for Angels RV Resort:  The applicant is requesting a

Notice to Bidders-Calaveras County Department of Public Works

    Request for Bids:  2016 Seal Coating of County Service Area 8 and County Service Area 12 Roads.

    Notice is hereby given that the Calaveras County Department of Public Works will receive sealed bids for the work shown

Motorcycle collision in Sonora

    Per a CHP report, on October 19, 2016 at approximately 5 PM Dina Jones (58) of Sonora was driving a 1995 Toyota Camry northbound on Hwy 49 and was stopped at the intersection

Annual InFocus Photography Competition

  The 30th Annual InFocus Photography Competition and Exhibition entries are available on the and will be accepted starting December 1, 2016 at 6 AM.

    The deadline is January 23, 2017 at 6 PM. This year's categories are Landscapes, Nature, People, Manmade, and Elements of design. You can find more information at SonoraInfocus on Facebook.

Calaveras Democrats election night party

  The Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee is planning an Election Night Party on Tuesday November 8, 2016 from 5 PM to 9 PM.

   It will be held at the Firewood Restaurant on Main Street in Murphys. For more
information go to

USFS lifts fire restrictions

   Due to cooler, wetter weather the Stanislaus National Forest has lifted burning restrictions.

   With permits, campfires will now be allowed outside prescribed areas.

Car into ditch off West Lane

   October 21, 2016 at 7:30 AM:  CHP is en route to a report of a car that ran off West Lane near Ham Lane in Lodi and into a ditch.

    It isn't known if there are injuries. Be extra careful in that area.