Friday, October 20, 2017

Jack Cox and Supervisor Mills : Trouble for Calaveras? Fracking under Lake Tulloch??

  Isn't Jack Cox the reason Debbie Ponte was forced to give up her Supervisor seat in Calaveras District 4.  He caused so much trouble,

Car vs. tree at Camanche

   October 20, 2017 at 2:25 PM:  A car reportedly struck a tree and someone is trapped inside a smoldering vehicle on Camanche Parkway at Camanche.

   CHP and an ambulance are respnding to the scene.

Impeach Trump FUND

California billionaire Tom Steyer is putting up his own money to start a fund to get Trump impeached.

  When you have that kind of money, you can try to do something about your feelings of hopelessness and frustration.

More up to date stats on California fire

  As of this morning, the total number of structures destroyed in the California Wine Country fires is off the charts.

   As of today it is 8400, but is actually expected to grow.  I winced when I heard a CalFire and OES official announce that residents could return home now. To WHAT???? Sickens the heart!!!

NASA photo of Whirlpool Galaxy

Gorgeous!  Amazing!!

Car runs off Hwy 88

   October 20, 2017 at 1:15 PM:  A car reportedly ran or slid off Hwy 88 at the Carson Spur and went down the hillside.

   CHP and a tow truck are responding to the scene. No injuries were indicated.

OP-ED: Is it true about racist Mike Prestons new threats??? Now DiBasilio's wife???? Oliveira CAMPAIGN??? Corruption in Calaveras!!

   We have received an anonymous tip about the horrid violent racist who, after allegedly conspiring with Karen Strohmeyer (according to the DA), to cut over 100 of my grandmothers trees next door to her.

Trump's Chief of Staff General Kelly's unbelievable statements

   During COS Kelly's most recent 'hostage' interview, he stated several weird things. He started out saying that 'nothing is sacred' like it used to be.

   First, he mentioned women are no longer sacred

Collision in Farmington

   October 20, 2017 at 9 AM:  A traffic collision was reported on Escalon Bellota Road in Farmington involving two vehicles.

   CHP is at the scene. Minor injuries were indicated. Tow trucks are responding.

On an Olympic score of 1-10, Trump gives himself a 10 in Puerto Rico

    In yet another bizarre HOSTAGE type interview, the Governor of Puerto Rico was pressed to agree with Trump that his handling of their Maria Hurricane

Chain Control on Hwy 4 and Hwy 88

   Caltrans has chain controls issued this morning for Hwy 4 in Calaveras, Hwy 108 in Tuolumne and Hwy 88 in Amador counties.

   Drive carefully, and slow down. Even if it's just wet, it is slick out there.

Chad?????? Trump's Niger (Benghazi) cover-up!!!

  FACTS:

  Chad is the country right next to Niger in Africa!

  Chad is suddenly on Trumps Muslim ban

All respect lost for General Kelly??? How were men killed???

   After watching Chief of Staff General Kelly LIE about the encounter between Trump and one of the widows of Niger yesterday, it's difficult to have any faith

Thank you Mother Nature!!

   The Sierras,  Mountains and Foothills got rain overnight. Not a lot, but enough to help residents relax a little after a long hot and fire filled summer.

   It will clear off today and be sunny over the weekend. The passes got some snow, too! Thank you so much, Mother Nature! 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ISIS crashes Trump Train in Niger--4 dead, 2 wounded

   Trump has been repeatedly bragging that he has defeated ISIS and that it is only he who has been able to beat them.

  Now we learn, TWO WEEKS LATER,  that in Niger, poor surveillance, bad intelligence,

George W. Bush follows John McCain in condemning TRUMP

  President Bush gave a speech this morning, condemning Trumps bullying and bigotry, stating it is dividing America.

  John McCain gave a similar speech a few days ago, stating how he felt about Trump without even mentioning his name.

Three goats loose on Murphys Grade Road

   October 19, 2017 at 11:05 AM:  Three goats are reported loose on Murphys Grade Road near French Gulch Road.

   Be cautious until the owner can be located.

AG Jefferson Beauregard Sessions says press not being arrested right away..

   At the Senate hearing on October 18, 2017 the Attorney General, who received a letter calling him Caustic and racist, was asked if they plan to arrest journalists for doing their jobs, or if he respected the First Amendment.

   Sessions replied "we have no plans to arrest them right away, but hold the right in the future". This is what Putin did when he first took over Russia. First, Trump needs to control the press to write only what he wants!

Trump's White Supremacist pal Richard Spencer speaking at Florida University

  We realize it is a bit far for Mr. Mills, Clapp and Oliveira to drive, but it could be worth it for a true racist in love with Trump!

   Yes, indeed!  Trump's fave pal Richard Spencer will be speaking at Florida University. Thousands are planning to demonstrate against the ALT-Right White Supremacist.

Caltrans closes passes on Hwy 4, Hwy 108, Hwy 120

  As of late this afternoon on October 19, 2017 Caltrans is closing Hwy 4, Hwy 108, and Hwy 120 over the passes.

   The closures are in anticipation of the coming storm this evening. Snow is expected down to around 6000'.

"Why is liquor store allowed across from Bret Harte High School--bullets, tobacco, toys to lure kids??" resident asks

  After one person brought up at the October 18, 2017 Calaveras Supervisor meeting that BOOZE is far worse than cannabis for your health, they asked why a liquor store

Collision in Jamestown

   October 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM:  A traffic collision involving a logging truck has been reported on Hwy 108 in Jamestown.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene. Be cautious as there are vehicles in the roadway.

Neighbor from Hell # 34

   Do you have a neighbor woman who goes out of her way to act 'normal' in public, but when she is at home, she is crazier than

Head-on Collision on Hwy 4

 UPDATE:  CHP has changed this collision to Minor injuries.  There are currently 4 CHP officers at the scene.

UPDATE at 10 AM:  Tow trucks are attempting to reach

Breaking News: NO SCHOOL today in Calaveras Unified--STRIKE!!

   Apparently the teachers union and Calaveras Unified School District were unable to come to any temporary settlement in their contract dispute last night.

  As of October 19, 2017 Mark Campbell, District Superintendent has closed all schools. 134 teachers are now on strike.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Alton "Ike" Lowell Callahan of Carson Hill

   Alton "Ike" Lowell Callahan, 90, of Carson Hill, died on October 6, 2017 at his home with his grandson Travis by his side.

   Ike was born in Angels Camp

Calaveras Unified District teachers STRIKE???

   If no contract agreement is reached tonight, teachers from Calaveras Unified School District will go on strike tomorrow.

   In fact, the teachers say that they plan to do a PROTEST WALK from Toyon Middle School to the District Office in San Andreas. 

MILLS runs Calaveras Supervisors!!!! Recall MILLS!!

  No one on the Calaveras Supervisors, especially Oliveira, has any control. Supervisor MILLS is in full control.

   They just sit there, castrated by this man, with NO guts to challenge or throw him OUT!!

Come into the REAL World, Calaveras County!!

  A member of the public says they are a 7 generation resident and he sees the county is dying and going backwards.

  He wants to know when Calaveras County is going to join the REAL world, which Cannabis is a part of.

Public says SENSITIVE USE is BOOZE sites, liquor stores

   Stores like Little Trees in Arnold are Retail establishment, whether the wacko ALT-RIGHT likes them or not, are what the State of California is renaming

Intelligent woman slaps Supervisor CLAPP??

   A member of the public came before the Board of Calaveras Supervisors to remind Supervisor CLAPP that states do have rights OVER the government.

  In fact, she said, we need protection FROM the Federeal Government and these crazy Alt-Right wackos trying to take over the world. HATE SPEECH and racism!!

Calaveras Supervisors want 51st STATE in U.S.

   A member of the public came to the Calaveras Supervisors podium to ask if it wasn't a conflict of interest and against the public interest to serve on a Calaveras Board?

   He was referring to Oliveira, Clapp and Mills,

Calaveras Supervisor Clapp is a NUT CASE!!

  Not only is Supervisor of District 5 Clapp extremist in religious issues, but he also stated at the October 18, 2017 meeting that he considers Cannabis to be a LEVEL ONE drug.

   He wants all and any advertising to be banned.  This guy is totally a NUT CASE!! Is Lora Most still pulling his strings?  YUPPPP!!!

Calaveras Sheriff wants control of all land use, CIVIL issues!!!

  This is the craziest conversation, to say that the Calaveras Sheriff, well-known as the most corrupt law enforcement in California, should have land use control issues.

  DiBasilio says he wants full control instead of the Planning Commission. Sounds more like Russia every day.

Calaveras Sheriff's Office trying to STEAL money from Planning???

   It was totally obvious at the October 18, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors meeting that DiBasilio, who is running for office, is pretending like the crime of growing cannabis is so heinous,

Deputy ordered to bring control at Calaveras Supervisors

   Instead of the violence by the Cannabis community at the October 18, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors meeting, the opposite occurred.

  After the vote to postpone the final vote of the BAN in Calaveras County, a woman became violent and the Chair was required to order the Sheriff's deputy to restrain and remove her.

Another body found -- total deaths now 42 in Wine Country fires

   Another body was located this morning in a burned out Sonoma home, bringing the number of dead to 42 in the Wine Country fires.

   The tragedy just goes on and on, with still no feasible fix to the problems at CalFire.

GET Involved!! RECALL the corrupt officials in Calaveras!!!


Corruption in Calaveras County Supervisor Chambers--Ban vote Postponed--again!!

Chair Oliveira was the one
who decided to BAN
Cannabis, not allowing
public comment?
   UPDATE:  Calaveras Supervisors vote to postpone final vote on BAN --  Again!!

   Calaveras Supervisor District 4 Mills, the Alt-Right extremist

If you didn't VOTE in 2016 don't complain now!!


Everything Trump does as President turns to JUNK

   Trump has a magic touch!!  Whether it's getting called a F****** Moron by his Secretary of State or a F****** LIAR by former Obama staff,  he seems to be a disaster

BAIT & SWITCH says Valley Springs resident

  A Valley Springs resident n came to the Calaveras Supervisrs podium at the October 17, 2017 BAN meeting to ask about their BAIT & SWITCH campaign.

   The tricking of cannabis growers, telling them to come forward and get legal, has been nothing more than an illegal "BAIT & SWITCH" criminal technique to make it easy for the Sheriff to go round up cannabis and growers!!  Insane and ILLEGAL!!

Newt Gingrich's wife gets appointment

  Let's see now, Huckabee's weird daughter is the Press Secretary at the White House.This repays Huckaby for supporting his candidacy.

  Now Trump has appointed Gingrich's current wife as Ambassador to the Vatican.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Neighborhood Watch deputy retires instead

  It appears that Calaveras Sheriff deputy Corporal Tom Oldham has retired rather than be part of the DiBasilio campaign committee's Neighborhood Watch.

  We know Oldham as the deputy who shot a suspect and killed him in Arnold and whom we made various complaints against over the years.

Sheriff's department wants another $600,000 years for BAN

    During the Calaveras Supervisor BAN meeting, the Sheriff's office stated that they want another $600,000 a year to enforce the ban and more medical insurance because of chemicals, steep terrain, machetes and chain saws they use.

   This Sheriff's department says they will enforce the laws; but if they BAN, they will see more illegal grows than ever and it will cost the county money!!

Animal abuse on the RISE??? Women and certain VETS???

This woman looks very familiar; like one we know
who poisoned our poor dog!!!
  As you know the Sierra Sentinel is well aware personally of animal abuse in Calaveras County and have been subjected to it by neighbors.

   Some believe only men could abuse animals,

Supervisor Clapp blamed for crime in Rancho Calaveras

  On October 17, 2017 a member of the public asked Supervisor Clapp what he was doing about the crime problem in Rancho Calaveras.

Alcoholism and tobacco are biggest threat

   While the so-called Christian right pretends that Cannabis is the worst health risk in the world, and want it banned, a member of the public today got up at the Calaveras Supervisors and read the FACTS: Alcohol and tobacco

Calaveras Supervisors to make decision on BAN

   The Calaveras Supervisors are meeting today in the Board Chambers to make a decision on the Cannabis ban, recommended by the so-called Christians

DaVinci painting worth $100 million...

This long lost DaVinci painting will be
auctioned off and is expected to bring
$100 million.

Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains

   October 17, 2017 at 8:30 AM:  Per CalFire a new fire has been reported off Bear Creek Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Los Gatos. It has been named the Bear Fire.

   Reported at around 10:30 PM on October 16, 2017 the fire is now 125 acres and has no containment.  Evacuations are taking place.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Larry Flynt offers reward

   A large ad in the Washington Post over the weekend got everyone's attention.  Larry Flynt of Hustler magazine paid for the ad.

  It offers a $10 million reward for the person willing to come forward and testify against Trump, giving the evidence that will get him impeached.

Adopt ME! Adopt ME!!

Hercules needs a home. Meet him at the Calaveras Animal Service
Cat House in San Andreas!

Collision in Valley Springs

   October 16, 2017 at 9:35 AM:  A multi-vehicle collision has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you Cal Fire!!

   Dear SierraSentinel.com:

   I remember a year or so ago your criticism of the way Cal Fire handled fires; too

Trump = Hitler

   The Trump-Bannon team has so many similarities with the Hitler era, it's hard to believe that any American's can accept it.

  Bannon about Trump: He's

Collision on Hwy 49

   October 16, 2017 at 8:40 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Deer Creek Road outside Angels Camp.

   No injuries have been indicated but the collision in blocking Deer Creek Road.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CNN to Tillerson: Did you call Trump a 'MORON'???

   Again refusing to answer the question, Secretary of State Tillerson ducked the question asked by CNN this morning.

   "Did you call Trump a "MORON"?  I'm not going to answer that question, said Tillerson. He never has denied calling the President a "F****** Moron"!! Too many people overheard him!!

Dodgers wiin game 1

   The Dodgers beat the Cubbies last night in the first game of their series 5-2. The Cub manager was thrown out of the game after a call at home plate in the 7th.

   One controversial play was when an out at the plate was called safe after review.  The catcher had intentionally blocked both sides of the plate, even extending his foot out to keep the runner from touching home base.

The biggest LUNATIC....

...is guarding the White House ASYLUM!!!

49ers vs. Redskins today


The SF 49erss play the Redskins today in Maryland. The Niners are 0-5 for the season.. They have the 10AM game.

   The Raiders are at home today where the LA Chargers will be their challenge.  The Raiders are 2-3 for the season.



Saturday, October 14, 2017

More bodies discovered

  More bodies were discovered among the ashes today in the wine country fires.

   This brings the total confirmed dead to 38.  More are expected as cadaver dogs search the ashes.

Motorcycle collision in Arnold

   October 14, 2017 at 4:15 PM:  A motorcycle and car have reportedly collided on Hwy 4 and Country Club Drive in Arnold.

   CHP is at the scene. No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding for the Indian motorcycle.

Marijuana farm robbed by COPS??? Sheriff denies it was cops!!

   The Calaveras Sheriff's department has reported that 6 men in two vehicles drove into a cannabis farm on Skull Flat Road in West Point and identified themselves as law enforcement, showing Sheriff badges as ID.

   They left with 500 marijuana plants and a large amount of cash. They also took a black pickup. The Calaveras Sheriff is investigating and deny that they were cops!

Cannabis Farms--Good for Calaveras!!

  Barden Stevenot, who recently passed away, was a winemaker who knew that cannabis was also good for Calaveras County.

   Thank you for your wisdom, Mr. Stevenot!

Intelligence lacking in Calaveras County --Boozers, kkk, religious 'holier than thou's'


    It doesn't seem to matter where you go in California; when you mention Calaveras County, people wince and say "Oh, my!"

   It isn't just that there is a high concentration of kkk

Fires still under investigation--Power should be underground???

   Although the wine country fires are all listed as still under investigation, PG&E has been told to preserve all evidence involving downed power lines during last Sundays windstorm.

   It is possible, CalFire says, that the downed lines were the cause of the fires. Isn't it past time that PG&E is forced to put ALL power UNDERGROUND?? PG&E shares dropped in value yesterday out of fear what the cost could be.

Traffic collision in Milton

   October 14, 2017 at 10:05 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Rock Creek Road in Milton.

 CHP and an ambulance is responding to the scene.

Sierra Sentinel owner accused of being GROWERS??? DiBasilio "wierd, crazy, violent?"

   As everyone knows who reads the Sierra Sentinel, the owner  believes they have not only racist and alcoholic, but "WIERD", "Violent" and "CRAZY" neighbors who have all been reported to the authorities, but now it goes a step further.

   We have been tipped off

Collision in Vallecito

   October 14, 2017 at 10 AM: A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 and Parrotts Ferry Road in Vallecito.

  No injuries have been indicated. CHP is en route to the scene.

Wind Complex Fires in Butte and Nevada counties

  Made up of the Cascade Fire, the LaPorte Fire, the Lobo Fire and the McCourtney Fire, the total acreage burned as of October 14, 2017 at 6:30 AM is 17, 102 and containment is 82%..

   365 structures have been destroyed, and there have been 4 confirmed fatalities.

Mendocino Lake Complex Fires

   According to the CalFire report as of October 13, 2017 at 7 PM, the Redwood and Sulphur Fires are at 36,500 acres and containment is 22%.

   314 residences, 167 other structures have been destroyed and there are 8 fatalities.

Wine Country Fires as of October 14, 2017

   The Central LNU Complex Fires: Tubbs, Pocket, Nuns, Total acres as of October 14, 2017 at 7 AM is 92,370, containment: Tubbs 44%, Pocket 5%, Nuns 10%.

   2017 structures destroyed, 

Fire season is still here!

Smokey and his friends can't live without
a healthy forest! Please be careful!
No rain for at least another week!!

New Fire in Lake County--Long Fire

   A new fire has reached 100 acres in size in Lake County off Hwy 20 and Long Valley Road near Clearlake Oaks.

  No containment is noted in this fire, named the Long Fire.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Shocking! New damage assessment in NorCal Fires--More homes lost

   The Calfire information office today released devastating news regarding the damage assessment from all the Northern

Calaveras County morons hold BAN meeting

   On Tuesday October 17, 2017 the Calaveras Supervisors, clearly the most moronic set of elected

Death count in fires now 32, danger far from over

   With the death toll climbing to heights more than California has ever seen, residents are being warned that the danger

Grass fire in Jenny Lind

   October 13, 2017 at 2:35 PM:  A grass fire has been reported on Shelton Road near Hwy 26 in Jenny Lind.

   Multiple fire units from across Calaveras County are responding to the area.

West Point Fire finally accurate: Four homes destroyed

   The fire in West Point that started on October 9, 2017 around 1:30 AM, has finally been updated to include that

BUZZ SAW: Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira praises Bear Valley

   Although he doesn't represent Bear Valley, Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira says he attended the GABA (Greater Arnold Business Association) meeting and was pleased to learn that Bear Valley Ski

Atlas and Partrick Fires: Southern LNU Complex

  As of 7 AM on October 13, 2017 the Southern LNU Complex Fire (Atlas and Partrick) have burned a total of 60,607 acres.  Containment is now 45%.

   235 structures have been destroyed, and 5000 more are threatened. They do not list the dead total.

Tubbs, Pocket, Nuns and Pressley Fires--Central LNU Complex

  As of 7 AM on October 13, 2017 the total acreage in the Central LNU Complex Fires in 89,620. Containment of these fires varies between 5% and 25%.

  1063 structures have been destroyed and 33,943 are threatened. 17 fatalities are official in this complex.

Calaveras Guardian--Law Enforcement needs Citizens Complaint Committee

    For years now we have heard about how the Calaveras Law Enforcement community handles complaints!! TRASH

Arlene Cloward Ashcraft

    December 22, 1934 - October 10, 2017

    Arlene Ashcraft, age 82, passed away in her home in Paloma with her family by her side after a long illness with

Concerned Citizens of Calaveras D2--REALLY???

   After we published the article about the kooks who are attempting to recall the best supervisor Calaveras County has right now, we got a variety of comments--not all printable!

At least 31 dead in California's deadliest wildfires

   So far 31 people are confirmed to have died in the recent California wildfires. Hundreds more are still missing.

   This is the worst in the history of our state. Apparently some emergency notifications were not made because officials were afraid of panic.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

NFL boycotts Trump Hotels??? Makes fun of 'retreat' of flag????

   Two important pieces of information came out tonight about Trump and his sudden attacks on NFL players and the flag.

   First, it was made public that the NFL has boycotted ALL Trump Hotels since he became President. Interesting??  We know that's all he really cares about. His company, his money,

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts should merge

   Such squabbling now going on between the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts. It seems the boys have had some type of sexual lawsuits against them and are now planning to recruit certain girls into their club.

   The Girl Scout say its just to try and hide their bad behavior towards girls. Why don't they merge, like the Boys and Girls Club?

Big rig and car crash in Burson

   October 12, 2017 at 10:50 AM:  A big rig and car crash has been reported on Hwy 12 at Messing Road in Burson.

   CHP and fire are reporting, along with an ambulance.

House fire in Murphys

UPDATE at 12:15 PM:  Fire and ambulance, along with CHP are still at this fire.

UPDATE at 11:10 AM:  Power lines are down.

Smoke check in Copperopolis

  UPDATE:  The Sheriff has been called due to an altercation between the neighbor burning and the neighbor who reported apparently.

Woman arrested at RaboBank

   On October 11, 2017 Angels Camp Police arrested Kimberly Johanna Sturgeon (52) of Murphys at 501 South Main Street, which is the RaboBank address.

   Sturgeon was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Threatening with the Intent to Terrorize, a felony and was released on bond.

Fires in Yuba, Nevada and Butte County (Wind Complex Fires)

   The Wind Complex Fire takes in most all of the fires in Butte County and the total acreage burned is around 17, 000 acres with containment around 20%.

   291 homes have been destroyed and there are two known fatalities.

Redwood Fire ( Mendocino/Lake Complex)

   As of October 12, 2017 the Mendocino/Lake Complex Fire is 34, 600 acres and is 5% contained.

   250 homes have been destroyed, and 90 other structures have burned. Evacuations continue in the area of Clearlake and Potter Valley.

Atlas Fire (Southern LNU Complex)

   As of October 12, 2017 the Atlas Fire (Complex) is 77,705 acres with 10% containment.

   191 structures have been destroyed so far. We don't have a count of injured, but hundreds are reported as missing.

Tubbs Fire (Central LNU Complex) update

  As of October 12, 2017 the Tubbs Fire (Complex) in Napa County is 34,270 acres with 10% containment.

   Officially 576 structures have been destroyed, and 13 fatalities are recorded.

Barden Stevenot, Winemaker, developer

Barden Stevenot

Car in ditch off Sheep Ranch Road

   October 12, 2017 at 6 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Sheep Ranch Road at Colton Flat Road in the Mountain Ranch area.

   CHP is en route to the scene. No injuries have been indicated.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Quote of the Day by Smokey


.... CAN Prevent Forest Fires!!

CNN's Wolf Blitzer: Will California...

   With California taking front and center news this week due to all the fires, CNN among all of the cable news networks

FOX hammers Dems?? About Weinstein???

   Talk about people in glass houses. FOX has spent most of the past two days slamming Dems because of the Weinstein allegations??

   You mean the FOX that encouraged sexual encounters with O'Reilly, Ailes and others??  Hi--Larious!!  We can hear the glass breaking from here!!

Complex Fires have doubled in size--head for Fairfield

Updated Calfire map of wine country fires.
Calfire expects these fires will merge!! 

Tubbs Fire combined with Pocket Fire

Firefighters are unable to save these homes once
ignited in the Tubbs Fire.
   CalFire has combined the Tubbs Fire and the Pocket Fire (total over 30,000 acres) and is being called the Central LNU Complex Fire.

   11 fatalities are claimed by these two fires so far.

TRUMP spends HOURS in makeup!!

   The amount of makeup on Trumps face this morning shows that he is worried about how old he looks and that he must spend hours in makeup, just like he did during the Apprentice TV show.

   He again criticized the press (typical Russian tactic), questioned the 1st Amendment and said he won't need 10 times the nukes we now have, after all.

CalFire Director Pimlott

   The CalFire Director Ken Pimlott is reporting more deaths in the wildfires in Northern California, bringing the official total to 21. 3500 homes and businesses have now been consumed by the 2 complex fires being tracked by CalFire.

   "Make no mistake:  This is a serious, critical, catastrophic event!" 1 body was pulled from a destroyed home in the Cascade Fire.  The other 3 have not yet been identified as to in which fire they were killed..

Evacuation of livestock in Green Valley

   All kinds of animals, livestock and pets, are being evacuated from the Green Valley area of Fairfield.

   Also, calls for help with elderly evacuations are coming into law enforcement.

CalFire combines Napa area fires

Glen Ellen home destroyed
   As of October 11, 2017 CalFire has combined several fires into the Southern LNU Complex Fire. 178 structures have been destroyed and 5000 are threatened.

   Atlas,(42,349 acres and 3% containment)  Patrick (9523 acres and 2% containment) Norrborn (1831 acres and 0% containment), Nuns (7626 acres and 2% containment), Adobe (8202 acres and 0% containment) and Pressley (473 acres with 0% containment)

Atlas Fire in Napa and Solano counties

  As of 10:05 AM on October 11, 2017 the Atlas Fire is reported as 42,349 acres and only 3%

Tubbs Fire in Napa County

One of the many wineries destroyed in the Napa Valley
   The Tubbs Fire in Napa County continues to grow.  As of 10:35 AM on October 11, 2017 the total acreage is 28,000 with NO containment.

   17 deaths are now attributed to the fire. Nearly 600 homes have been destroyed along with many businesses.  Roads are closed and evacuations continue.

Fire in Pollock Pines

   October 11, 2017 at 11:25 AM: A new fire has been reported in Pollock Pines which is in El Dorado County. CalFire is responding to the area.

   If you live in the area, be aware of the conditions around you. It has been named the Ice Fire.

Horsespeak holding fundraiser

   The Rusty Rockers will perform at the La Contenta Golf and Event Center on November 4, 2017.

   The event is a fundraiser for Horsespeak. Tickets are $35 each and are available online at horsespeak.com.

Smoky areas in Calaveras County

   Although it is not smoky at this time in Ebbetts Pass, the Angels Camp and San Andreas areas are covered in smoke from all the fires burning up north.

   If you are sensitive to smoke, better stay inside. Amador County has issued a smoke advisory for residents there.

Calaveras County obituaries September 2017

   According to the Calaveras County Clerk's office Tamara S. Bennett-Kirby passed away n September 30, 2017 at the age of 56.

Mensa will host IQ test

   The Communications Director for Mensa says they will be glad to host the IQ test for Trump and Secretary Tillerson.

  Mensa, the society for the top 2% of the population, is more than willing and CNN says they will tape it. Let's go, TRUMP!!

Wild Horses in Elk Grove

  On Saturday October 14, 2017 wild horses trained by inmates to accept a saddle and rider will be up for public

Collision in Jackson

   October 11, 2017 at 7:25 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 near Dalton Road in Jackson.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. CHP is en route to the scene.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Why are McmAnus' people vandalizing vehicles?

   The anti-cannabis crowd will do anything, give McmAnus any amount of money and more than likely break any laws in order to get their right-wing extremist agenda passed in Calaveras.

  Is that why they sent people out to vandalize Planning Director Maurers' car, and set it up to look like a pro-cannabis person did it.  The law is all backwards in Calaveras, unfortunately!

Crash in San Andreas

   October 10, 2017 at 2 PM: A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Angels Road in San Andreas.

  Two tow trucks are responding. Minor injuries resulted from this crash.

Two more dead from fire

   An elderly couple,  aged 100 and 98 have been found dead in their home in the Santa Rosa area after the first overwhelmed them and they couldn't escape.

   This brings the official total of those who have died in these fires to 15.

Never arrest Meth users??? Yook "on the take"? Likes 'dirty cops?"

   Several disturbing comments have been given to us lately regarding Calaveras County law enforcement.

   Since we have been aware for years the DA Yook is "on the take"

TRUMP challenges Tillerson to IQ test

   Proof that Trump is a f****** Moron came this morning, when TRUMP said he was willing to have a contest with Tillerson.

   Trump says there would be no question who's IQ is higher following the test.  OMG!!!

Authorities report 13 dead in wildfires

   As of October 10, 2017 authorities report that at least 13 have died and 500 are injured in the wildfires across Northern California this week.

   Over 1500 homes have been destroyed. The numbers are expected to climb before it is over. 

Howard Castle of Angels Campl

   Angels Camp resident Howard A. Castle, passed away peacefully at home on September 22, 2017.

   Born and raised in Angels Camp,

Calaveras DA Yook: Don't arrest pot growers!!

  If you've noticed lately, the Calaveras Sheriff has been simply chasing workers off of cannabis grow sites, instead of arresting them.

  DA Yook has apparently told the Sheriff she does not intend to prosecute all of these misdemeanor cases, so don't bother arresting them.

Calaveras County Democrats tonite!!

   At 5:30 PM today October 10, 2017 the Calaveras County Democrats will meet at the Main Library in San Andreas.

   Dave Jones, candidate for Attorney General, will be speaking.

Gary Caldwell concerned about losing deputies

   At the Calaveras Supervisor meeting on October 10, 2017 Gary Caldwell of Valley Springs concerned about losing our deputy sheriff's to Stockton, who is hiring 50 new deputies.

  Don't worry Mr. Caldwell, Stockton City will only hire the GOOD deputies if any from Calaveras County!!

Marriage licenses in Calaveras County

   Those obtaining Marriage licenses in Calaveras County between September 30, 2017 at October 9, 2017 are:

   Justin Mathew Meyer and Veda

Collision in Railroad Flat

   October 10, 2017 at 10:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Jesus Maria Road at Railroad Flat Road in Railroad Flat.

  No injuries have been indicated. CHP is at the scene, where there is currently one-way traffic.

In the end...just RUN!!

   Many locals attempted to stay and try to fight the flames as homes in a nice Santa Rosa

Nearly 600 homes destroyed in Napa County fire

  If you watched cable news last night, you know that California again is in the spotlight

Four structures lost in Point Fire

   As of October 9, 2017 at 6:50 PM CalFire is reporting that the Point Fire is 130 acres and that 4 structures have been destroyed.

   Containment of the fire, located off Hwy 26 in West Point is reportedly 25%. Some residents are being allowed back in and Hwy 26 is open to limited traffic.

Arrest on Murphys Grade Road

      According to the Angels Camp Police Department, on October 4, 2017 at approximately 6:30 PM an officer was on  patrol when he observed a vehicle with a modified and illegible front license plate.

   The office stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Murphys Grade Rad and Rolleri Bypass Rad and a records check revealed that the driver of the vehicle is

Monday, October 9, 2017

Brown Bears of Katmai

The most popular place in Katmai is Brooks Falls,
at least if you ask the bears!
  Last night on KVIE 2 there was a special about the Katmai National Forest, Brooks Falls

"I'm the REAL first lady!! Ivana Trump

   The past and present Mrs. Trumps got into a bit of a spat today over who is the real first lady Trump.

   Apparently Ivana Trump, Donald's first wife, has a private number to reach ham and says Melania doesn't like her to call because she's the real first lady and she's jealous.

Vehicle Fire in Copperopolis

   October 9, 2017 at 3:45 PM:  A vehicle fire has been reported on Mesquite Drive in Copperopolis.

   By the time an engine responded residents had put the fire out.  It did not spread beyond the vehicle. One engine is assisting the residents and investigating the fire.

Redwood Complex Fire-One fatality

    The Redwood Fire (now includes the Potter Fire) Complex in Mendocino County has grown quickly to 10,000 acres since it was first re ported late on October 8, 2017.

   Evacuations are in place for Potter Valley, Redwood Valley and Golden Rule. 2 serious injuries and 1 fatality have been reported. The cause is under investigation.

Murphys Fire 33 acres

   October 9, 2017 at 12:10 PM:  The Murphys Fire is now 33 acres in size. 

From Carl Stoughton: Denies

   We just received an email from Carl Stoughton:

   "I may make fun of the Jack recall, but not only is it not me, but:

I'm not registered to vote  in Calaveras County. I always include Jack in emails regarding issues, and I'm always friendly to him in private and public.  Carl"

Fire in Altaville

   UPDATE at 11:45 AM:  CalFire believes they have stopped forward progress on this fire. They have named this the Murphys Fire.

Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle dies

Y.A. Tittle played in the NFL for the Colts, Giants
and 49ers. Won most valuable player in 1963 Superbowl.
  He was 90 years old.

Foothills Rising attacked by RACISTS??? After Calaveras Supervisor Garamendi!!

   We warned Foothills Rising when they first formed the group, ostensibly to fight RACISM in the foothills, that they are too late; RACIST abound and are reportedly organized.

   The recent recall attempt names Foothills Rising as a reason to recall Garamendi. This proves that whoever is behind this recall is one of the RACISTS in Calaveras (or perhaps more).

   Be careful Foothills Rising and Supervisor Garamendi. We are aware of just how violent and crazed these people are.  And we can tell you right now that Sheriff DiBasilio is ONE OF THEM!!

What Calaveras kook is responsible for Garamendi recall?? Stoughton or McmAnus??

   We have learned that Carl Stoughton, a longtime foe of District 2 Supervisr Jack Garamendi, knew about the recall petition long

Dorrington man arrested in Murphys--Golf cart death??

   On October 5, 2017 the Calaveras Sheriff arrested Darrel Anthony Hale (29) of Dorrington at the

Concerns about Point Fire

As you can see, PG&E is already out restoring power in the
Point Fire area.
   October 9, 2017 at 9:45 AM:  We just spoke with a contact at the CalFire office in San Andreas after getting many questions

Redwood Fire in Mendocino County

   A fire that was first reported around 12:45 AM on October 9, 2017 has already grown to 4500 acres as of 7:30 AM.

   The Redwood Fire is located near the town of Black Bart off Hwy 20.

Three fires in Napa County

   Overnight, we learned that there are currently 3 fires burning in Napa County.

  The Tubbs Fire in

Middle of the night fire reports in West Point--Residents not allowed back in

  UPDATE on October 9, 2017 at 8 AM:  Hwy 26 remains closed at this time due to the Point Fire,

Impeach Mike Pence along with TRUMP!!

  Pence and his wife spent Sunday touring the US in Air Force I, first to spend 5 minutes at the 49ers game in Indiana and then onto California for a political fundraiser.

   He spent $250,000 of our tax money, set up by he and TRUMP to walk out after the National Anthem was sung and players knelt. Pence doesn't deserve to be President any more than TRUMP!!

Fire in West Point

  UPDATE:  As of 8:45 AM on October 9, 2017 the Point Fire is 150 acres. No containment

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Senator Corker says...Trump needs Daycare!!

   ...and he's a Republican!!!

Candyrock kkk in charge of Neighborhood Watch??? Children put in DANGER???

   When we first heard about DiBasilio's campaign to get elected sheriff included trying to start a

SNL airing at 8:30 PM is perfect

  All week long the late night TV shows have both paid tribute to the victims in Vegas, with last night's SNL putting

49ers vs. Colts--Raiders at homw

 The San Francisco 49ers are in Indiana today to play the Colts. The Niners are 0-4 for the season.

   The game is scheduled for 10 AM on FOX. The Raiders are at home in Oakland to play the Ravens in the 1 PM game.

Traffic collision in Arnold

   October 8, 2017 at 8:05 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Moran Road at Linda Drive in Arnold.

   CHP is en route to the scene. No injuries have been indicated.

If your birthday is today October 15.....

 ....you share it with Director Penny Marshall and Philosopher Fredrick Nietzsche,

   Happy Birthday!!

Tom Petty taken off life support

   After a massive coronary, Tom Petty was finally removed from life support and has died.

   He had been found unconscious at his Malibu home. He was 66 years old.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Racism IS a mental illness!! Alcoholism is a mental illness!!!

   Since we all know that RACISM is a mental illness, why are racists allowed to purchase guns? Why would a person who threatens President Obama be allowed to

Grape Stomp in Murphys

  Should be a big crowd today in Murphys for the Grape Stomp.

   The weather is perfect. If you don't like big crowds avoid Hwy 4 in the Murphys area.

Calaveras County in the '50's

Anyone remember any of these people??
Ad in the Calaveras Californian 1955

Multiple crashes in Atwater

   October 7, 2017 at 9:55 AM:  Four different crashes have been reported on Hwy 99 at Applegate Drive in Atwater.

  Caltrans is doing some work and rear end collisions are being reported by people who say there aren't enough signs.  CHP is en route to the area.

Wild West Fest


Cable down on Murphys street

   October 7, 2017 at 7:35 AM:  A cable has been reported down on Algiers Street near Church Street in Murphys.

   Be cautious until a crew can get there to remove it from the roadway.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Car over the side off Hwy 120

   October 6, 2017 at 3:30 PM:  A car has been reported off Hwy 120 at New Priest Grade in Jamestown and over the side of the embankment.

   A tow truck is responding. No injuries have been indicated, but traffic control is required to retrieve the car.

After many back injuries, real hero credited!

   Reports of cops' injuries requiring treatment in Las Vegas after they repeatedly

What? No Oregon for low-life Nazi scum???

Beautiful coastline, low taxes, cooler weather,
all lure Californians to Oregon for retirement!
   We just heard that the low-life Nazi scum who planned on selling out and moving to Oregon has

Tortured dog finds love at last...

  We at the SierraSentinel are very aware of the cruel, inhumane creatures called humans who abuse, torture, poison, maim or kill innocent

Vehicle theft arrest in Valley Springs

   On October 5, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Dustin Edward Walker (28) of Valley Springs at Milton Road and Main Street.

   Walker was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft, a felony and for Possession of Unlawful Substance and Paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, in addition to outstanding warrants.

Bait and Switch works for Calaveras Sheriff

   The Sheriff's department in Calaveras County has never been known to exert any real energy into investigating ANYTHING (except to harass citizens who don't support their corruption).

Crash on Hwy 26

   October 6, 2017 at 10:15 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 near Deardorff Road outside Glencoe.

   CHP and an ambulance are en route to the scene. Avoid the area if possible. A tow truck is responding.

Fleet Week in San Francisco

   The Blue Angels practiced over the Golden Gate Bridge on Thursday October 5, as they prepare for Fleet Week in San Francisco.

   There are all kinds of festivals, concerts and tours of the ships in addition to the Blue Angels shows.

Choice - Ban (Oliveira) or Accept (Callaway)??

   Why some people in Calaveras County  (mostly extremists and right wing religious groups) have taken up the

Butterflies over Denver

Amazing photos of radar over Denver as butterflies
are migrating south!

Big rig crash on Hwy 88

   October 6, 2017 at 8:50 AM:  A big rig crash vs. a car has been reported on Hwy 88 near Buena Vista outside Clements.  The big rig is fully loaded with two trailers.

  Major injuries have been indicated. CHP and an ambulance are en route to the scene.  Eastbound lane is partially blocked. Three or four vehicles may have been involved. Debris is all over the roadway.

Too Late!!! Edward has been adopted!

You're too late to adopt Edward, but
you will find other wonderful kitties
at the Calaveras Animal Shelter Cat House
in San Andreas!!

U.S. lost 33,000 jobs last momth

  Most likely due to the hurricanes, 33,000 jobs were lost in September 2017.

   This is the first drop in jobs in many years.

Steele dossier writer interviewed

   The Steele dossier, written by a British investigator about Trump and Russia, has been called 'fake news' by Trump. Much of the dossier has now

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Big rig strikes pedestrian, goes off cliff

  UPDATE at 4 PM:  Hwy 88 is still closed in this area. Several CHP units are assisting. An investigation and photo crew are en route from Auburn.This is considered a high speed

Hit and run at West Point Caltrans yard

   October 5, 2017 at 2 PM:  A car reportedly ran a Caltrans vehicle off Hwy 26 near the Caltrans yard in West Point.

   The car then left the scene. CHP has been notified of the incident. No injuries have been indicated.

Modesto man arrested in Angels Camp

   On October 4, 2017 around 7:25 PM Angels Camp Police arrested Martin Vincent Lorenzo, Jr. (46) of Modesto on the Murphys Grade Road.

   Lorenzo was booked into the

Donna Ann McGeorge, lifelong Angels Camp resident

   Donna Ann McGeorge, 63, of Angels Camp, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at Adventist Health in Sonora. after a short battle

Late Show Stephen Colbert: Tillerson did not call Trump a 'MORON'!

   Stephen Colbert made it perfectly clear that it was 'fake news' that Tillerson had called his boss a 'moron'!

   In fact, Colbert said, "He called him a "F****** MORON!!"  And the crowd went wild!!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Trump thinks Maria is a minor inconvenience....

   a chance to play basketball with a crowd who just lost everything, tossing paper products

Crash on Hwy 4

   October 4, 2017 at 3:15 PM:  A crash between a truck hauling grapes and another car has been reported on Hwy 4 at Milton Road, below Copperopolis.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene. Two CHP are at the crash site. Be cautious if in that area.
 

Mother of Sandy Hook victim says...

   The mother of one of the children victims of the Sandy Hook massacre has come out publicly about the massacre now the largest

Calaveras Guardian: Iconic black bears hiding from hunters

   California's flag has as its emblem, a bear. A beautiful bronze statue donated by then Governor Schwartzenegger sits outside the governors office in Sacramento and yet, this species, the only

New Casino in Elk Grove

   Governor Brown put his signature on the approval of the new Elk Grove casino put together but the Wilton Rancheria Tribe.

   The cost will be $400 million.

Typical Republican

  U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, whose recent extra marital affair became public last week, has now seen his text messages published in the

Ford expanding into electric, hybrid and trucks

   Ford has a new CEO and his plans are to revise the company's investment plan.

   Now they plan to expand into more electric cars, hybrid cars and trucks. Their stock has been selling for around $12 a share.

Secretary of State Tillerson calls TRUMP a 'moron'!!!

   Well, DUH!!  At least Tillerson doesn't lie!  Apparently the statement came during a meeting and once someone told TRUMP, the battle was on!!

   Trump hasn't yet fired Tillerson, but apparently Tillerson has attempted to jump ship because of the 'moron'!  Pence has attempted to patch things up, but what do you do with a MORON??

BUZZ-SAW of Ebbetts Pass District 3--Callaway and Preston???

   Wow!!  The newest rumors floating around the Buzz-Saw lately are enormous!  We heard late last night that it is rumored Michael Preston

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Where is the rest of the Moose-Gate bridge??

   We heard that the bridge ordered by Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira has arrived at the county yard, but something is missing. Where is the rest of it??

   The bridge is only

Now is the time for all good citizens......

   Yes, now IS the time for all good persons in Calaveras District 3 Supervisorial District to come to the aid of their fellow residents!!!

  NO on CALLAWAY,

CBS fires lawyer for coment about Las Vegas

   CBS has now fire the corporate attorney who made a political comment about the Las Vegas massacre on social media.

   Apparently she wrote that she wasn't sympathetic to the victims because "country music fans are often Republican gun toters!"

Dave Jones to speak to Democrats

   On October 10, 2017 Dave Jones, California State Insurance Commissioner will speak to the Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee.

   He is a candidate for Attorney General in 2018. The meeting starts at 6:15 PM at the Main Library in San Andreas.