Sunday, December 10, 2017

Governor Brown says......OAK TREES WORST!!

  Yesterday Governor Brown said that these fires and I presume, our houses burning down, is the "new normal".

    The Governor thinks we need

Your brand new custom kitchen...cabinets and countertops--Wow!!

...can be only a phone call away. Call ALCAL Cabinets
at 736-4558 in the Angels Camp area or
795-9240 in Ebbetts Pass.

Sarah, too much makeup!!

We think the pastor's daughter ought to wear
a little less makeup, don't you?

Thomas Fire in Ventura County

  According to the CalFire website as of 6:35 AM on December 10, 2017 the Thomas Fire in Ventura County is 173,000

49ers in Houston

  The San Francisco 49ers are in Houston today to play the Texans. They have the early game on FOX this morning.

   The Raiders are also away today in Kansas City to play the Chiefs. That is also an AM  game.

If your birthday is today December 10... share it with chef star Bobby Flay, poet Emily Dickinson and basketball player Dion Waiters!

Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Did you wake up this morning.....

   If you woke up this morning and said 'Oh, no! Trump is still President!' you are not alone!

   Make sure you remind everyone you know, especially the young people, to register and VOTE! It's the only thing that can save us now!!!

Over 500 homes destroyed in Ventura County

   As of December 9, 2017 at around 7:50 AM CalFire says that 148,000 acres have burned in the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. It is now 15% contained.

   In addition we learned that 537 structures have been destroyed and 115 damaged.


California Fish and Game!! Let them DIE!!!

  Believe it or not a California Fish and Game employee criticized the wonderful man who caught a cottontail bunny at the

President Obama warns.

   During a speech yesterday, President Obama (MY President) finally spoke out about fears he has for our Democracy because of Trump!!

   He contrasted what happened in Nazi Germany to what is happening in our country now. If that doesn't wake people up, nothing will. "You have to tend this garden of Democracy or it will die!  You have to VOTE!!!"

Not Harold Ford!!!!

   Late yesterday we learned that former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. was fired from Morgan Stanley for sexual misconduct.

   Ford is a regular commentator on MSNBC.

Jesse Lee Wright of Valley Springs

   Jesse Lee Wright was born on March 3, 1940 in Walters, Oklahoma and passed away on December 6, 2017 at his home

Friday, December 8, 2017

UPDATE: Spike adopted! Now I'm alone!! ! Adopt me, I'm adorable!!

Hi! I'm Dusky and I have a brother named Spike!
He's an orange tabby so he doesn't look like me but
we're best friends, so if you want a pair, come
visit the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas!

Vehicle collision at Hwy 4 and Hwy 99

   UPDATE:  Major injuries were indicated by CHP in this collision.

Fires in Southern California

   December 8, 2017:  As of around 6:45 AM CalFire indicates that the Thomas Fire in Ventura County has reached

Roy Moore quote...'..great, even though there was slavery'.

   Donald Trump is upset that Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights activist will not attend the official opening of the Civil Rights Museum. 

Elder abuse charge in Copperopolis

   On December 7, 2017 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Casey McCafferty Davin (45) of Angels Camp at a residence in Copperopolis.

  Davin was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly  Causing harm or death to an elderly dependent and Battery on a person, both felonies.

Letter to the Editor: Why Putin??

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

   The deeper this Russian probe gets, the more we seem to see the weird reasons why the 'nationalist right'

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Best story of the day

This young man spent quite awhile chasing this poor bunny during the
wildfire near his home. As you can see, he finally caught and took it
to safety. The best story of the day or maybe week!!!
We hate to think about how many burned to death!!!

Ed (Secessionist) Langan takes on Oliveira in District 3

   Ed Langan of Murphys, a Tea Party fanatic, State of Jefferson Secessionist, friend of Vickie

Total incompetence at City of Angels Camp--Rescind the charter!!

   Mary Kelly at the City of Angels Camp is now having her employees drive around threatening people

Three dead in school shooting

   Three people are dead, including the gunman and 15 others are injured in a school shooting in New Mexico.

  The school has been evacuated.

Throw OUT all GOP candidates for office!!!

   Both locally, statewide and nationally we need to eliminate the GOP candidates from office.

   Supervisors, Assembly, State Senate and Congress all need cleaning out. The toilet bowl overfloweth, as their evangelistic crowds would say. P U!!


Senator Al Franken resigns

     Al Franken, 66 year old popular Senator from Minnesota has resigned, and as he did, he mentioned that "there is some irony" in his departure "while a man sits in the Oval Office

Something's wrong with Trump--slurring words

   Could it  be that Trump has had a mild stroke or some type of brain impairment which is

Glencoe man arrested

  On December 6, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Valentin Cisneros (45) of Glencoe at his residence on Three Cent Flat Road.

   He was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Prohibited Ammunition and Bringing a Firearm into the Jail, both felonies, and for being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. He also had outstanding warrants from other locations.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7

Collision in Mountain Ranch

   December 7, 2017 at 9:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Garibaldi Street in Mountain Ranch.

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

Fires in Southern California

  As of December 7, 2017 the Thomas Fire in Ventura County has burned over 90,000 acres and taken 73 homes, plus some

Traffic collision on Hwy 26

   December 7, 2017 at 9 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported between a Fritos truck and a Ford sedan on Hwy 26 between Mokelumne Hill and Glencoe.

    CHP indicates there are no injuries. A tow truck is responding to the scene.

Trump Jr. says 'attorney client privelege'???

   Since neither Trump nor JR. is an attorney, we aren't sure what JR thought he was doing when he refused to answer about what he told his father

Senate has to throw Franken under the bus..

   The fact is that Al Franken is being thrown under the Senate bus to make room for a

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

EarthJustice...because the Earth needs a good lawyer!!!

Mad Money's Cramer says Bitcoin is like VEGAS

   Yesterday Jim Cramer complained again about Bitcoin now being over $12,000. He said 'you might as well go to Vegas and gamble'.

   I think most of us are aware that anything in the stock market is a big gamble. It seems funny for Cramer to pick out Bitcoin alone!

Grace is selling her '57 Chevy Bel Air

   If you are a child of the '50's you know that the '57 Chevy Bel Air is a classic.  In fact, my first car was a '57 turquoise and white beauty.   Many times I wished

Three car collision on Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  Hwy 4 in now cleared.

Most unpopular Congressman EVER--Protests !!!

   Yet another protest was held at Congressman McClintocks office in Roseville yesterday.  They were protesting tax breaks McClintock wants for the 1% top.

Thomas Fire in Ventura County

  As of December 6, 2017 at 7 AM the Thomas Fire in Ventura County is 65,000 acres, with 0 containment.

   They never had enough men

Joe Scarborough nails it!!

   On Morning Joe, the most popular and politically challenging TV show early in the AM, Steve Bannon, Trump and Roy Moore

"White Christmas" has sad story

   Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" is probably the most popular Christmas song of all time, but did you know it was written by

Railroad Flat man arrested

   On December 2, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Donald Lee Tarrance (67) at his residence in Railroad Flat.

   Tarrance was booked int the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Possession of Prohibited Ammunition, a felony.

Callaway gets candidate to split Republicans

   Ed Langan recently has been quoted as a candidate against Michael Oliveira for 2018 District 3 Supervisor in Calaveras County.

   This is just what Callaway wanted; someone else in the Republican right-wing to divide Oliveiras gun toting, anti-cannabis, hard-drinking crowd.  Good luck, Mr. Langan; you're playing right into the Democrats hands!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Big rig dangles off I-5

   A big rig swerved to avoid hitting a pickup on I-5 around 5:45 AM today and ended up with the cab dangling off the edge.

   The trailers blocked three lanes of traffic during the morning rush in Stockton near Pershing

Hit and run in Arnold

   December 5, 2017 at 1 PM:  A hit and run was reported by a vehicle who said another car was chasing them on Blagen Road and then struck them and left the scene.

   CHP is responding to the scene. No injuries have been indicated.

Fire in Ventura County explodes

  December 5, 2017 at 9 AM this morning the Thomas Fire, which was reported around 6:30 PM on December 4, 2017 is 45,000 acres.

   Massive evacuations are taking place, all schools are closed and Hwy 150 and Hwy 33 are closed in the area. So far, 150 homes are reportedly destroyed.

Jeannette Willard of West Point

   An essence of kindness, a spirit of Christmas, has passed. On November 28, 2017 Jeannette Willard died at her forest home of 40 years in West Point.

Bones found at Old Franke Mine Road address

   After an arrest by Angels Camp Police, a search warrant was served at the residence of

Trees blow out power in Ebbetts Pass

   A total of 27 trees went down in Calaveras County, mostly dead bug trees.  7 went down in Arnold on Blagen Road and the power was out for about 2 hours.

   Calaveras Supervisor Chair recognized the Road department at the Board meeting on December 5, 2017, for quickly removing the trees from the roadways.

Stolen car recovered in West Point pursuit

   On December 1, 2017 around 6 PM a suspect fled a traffic stop and was later located on Sawyer Road in West Point.

   Arrested and booked

Spike strips catch Calaveras deputy in San Andreas

   On December 1, 2017 at approximately 11:30 PM the Calaveras Sheriff's Office pursued a BMW with expired plates, which headed east on Hwy 26.

   Spike strips were deployed on Hwy 26

Monday, December 4, 2017

Thank you Billy Bush

   Over the weekend Trump began denying that he ever made the statements on tape about grabbing a woman's p****! More FAKE NEWS from this lying White House!!!

   Billy Bush got so mad, he wrote an op-ed, re-iterating that Trump is LYING again. He was right there when Trump said them. It is TRUMP!!!  Thank you Billy Bush!!

One who doesn't believe about Corey Burnell

My oh my. Who could he be interviewing here?
Tom McClintock, like-minded????
   We received a comment about Corey Burnell, asking for proof that he is a White Separatist

CVS buying Aetna

   A drug store buying an insurance company?  Of course, and it is costing CVS plenty.

   A value of $69 billion has been placed on the deal between CVS and Aetna Insurance. It should close in 2018.

Kaepernick wins another award

   The ACLU has honored Colin Kaepernick with another award; the

Cannabis at Bret Harte Theater tonite

Don't worry Mary, Mary!
Everyone knows you will
still run everything and
everyone, even with a
new CAO.
   The Angels Camp City Council will hold a Special Meeting tonight, December 4, 2017 at the Bret Harte Theater.

   The meeting begins at 6 PM and of course, it's about cannabis.  Also on the agenda is approving a
new staircase for Finnegan Lane.  Firman Brown, however, says they need an escalator.

More FAKE news...from the White House

   Trump is in trouble for his recent tweet, admitting he knew that Flynn had lied to the FBI when he asked Comey

UPDATE: Heidi adopted!!! Adopt sweet Heidi... the Calaveras Animal Services in San Andreas...

Overturned vehicle in Clements

   December 4, 2017 at 6:30 AM:  An overturned vehicle has been reported at Hwy 88 and Liberty Road in Clements.

  No injuries have been indicated. CHP is responding to the scene.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Collision at Silver Lake

   December 3, 2017 at 3 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Kays Road, just off Hwy 88 at Silver Lake.

   No injuries have been indicate. CHP is responding.

Three ghosts of Trump!!

   Every week Saturday Night Live gets better and better. With Flynn in chains, Trump scrunched his mouth up even tighter last night during the Ghosts skit.

   Finally, Hillary appeared saying "Lock him UP!"  "Lock him UP!" Good stuff!!

Only three things cannot be long hidden...

James Comey replied to Trumps tweet about him admitting knowing
Flynn lied to the FBI, by quoting Buddha
"Three things cannot be so long hidden; the sun, the moon and the TRUTH!"

Lock him UP!!!

Chains required on Hwy 4, Hwy 88

  December 3, 2017 at 7:10 AM:  Caltrans is requiring chains on all vehicles without 4 wheel drive at Camp Connell on Hwy 4. Chains are required on Hwy 88 at Ham's station.

   Drive carefully!!

49ers in 'brrr' Chicago today--Raiders at home

   The 49ers are in Chicago today to play the Bears. The Niners are 1-10 for the season.

   The Oakland Raiders are at home to play the New York Giants today.

What does a Trump do???

  Just what does a Trump do when his favorite Homey becomes a Snitch??

   This morning he began denying that he ever asked Comey to stop his investigation of Flynn!!

If your birthday is today, December 3....

  .....  you share it with metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, actress Julianne Moore, singer Andy Williams and actor Brendan Fraser.

   Happy Birthday!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Jim Nabors dies

   Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV, but could sing opera beautifully, has died. He was 87.

   He was living in Hawaii at the time of his death.

Friday, December 1, 2017

White House maintenance calls for extermination

   Maintenance orders may be written in a code like manner lately???

   It has been made public that maintenance reports cockroaches and vermin are living in the White House!!  Hmmmmm!  We could have told them that in January!

Let's see now....Nixon tried to say

   Going back to Nixon, he tried to say at first that he knew nothing about anyone breaking into

Is Candyrock gun range tied to child PORN???

   After receiving a press release from the Calaveras Sheriff that they have been investigating and have now arrested two in Hathaway Pines, near Candyrock shooting range, of allegedly possessing Child PORN,

VP Pence: Head of Trump transition team

  Now that Flynn has agreed to tell all he knows to Mueller, where does that leave

Why fat Nazi's love their leaf blowers....

Burglary at Valley Springs 76 station

  According to Calaveras Sheriff deputies on November 30, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM several thousand dollars worth of cigarettes and lottery tickets were stolen from the

Valley Springs man accused of sex crime

   On November 30, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Jacob Austin King (24) of Valley Springs at the Sheriff's Office lobby.

   King was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Having sex with a Minor, a felony, and for Sending or possessing obscene material and Selling or renting harmful matter, both misdemeanors.

"Moron" in the White House!!

   After Trump again denounced minorities, saying the two border agents were attacked by illegal immigrants, he was again proved to be a liar.

    Apparently one man died and the other was injured after they fell over a bridge abutment only the concrete below in the dark.    Mr. Tillerson, there is a "moron" in the White House!!!

Immigrant in SF found NOT GUILTY

   The hateful racist rants that Trump and his 'deplorable' followers have continually sounded apparently did not fall upon the ears of the jury in the SF case.

Flynn FLIPS!!! This is BIG! WOW!!!

   This entire year, the investigative reporting about the Trump regime has been right on, over and over again.

     Now we wee that "Lock her up" singer himself,

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sierra Sentinel is the ANTI-TRUMP of the Sierra's!!

   We are also the anti-dirty cop and the protectors of #METOO site!

   Sick of corruption?  So are we!!!

Two arrested in Hathaway Pines

   According to Calaveras Sheriff's deputies on November 29, 2017 they arrested William Albert Heiser (43) of

OP-ED: Alt-Right White Supremacists Trumpers don't care...

   What has become perfectly clear to everyone lately is that no matter how mentally ill, incompetent or how much treason is suspected against our county, the right wing,

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sexual misconduct in Calaveras!!!

   While most residents are well aware of the blatant alleged sexual misconduct involving retired CHP officer who got elected D1 Supervisor, Claudino and a woman he hired to work in the Calaveras Planning Department, how many are aware of other disgusting

Public Radio fire Garrison Keillor????

  NBC reported that Minnesota Public Radio  has fired Garrison Keillor, creator of Prairie Home Companion.

  Apparently the 75 year old is alleged to have inappropriate behavior with a fellow employee. Is there no end to this?

Mary Kelly's mental illness reaches breaking point???

Now, please be careful
with your AK!!
   The City of Angels Camp (the worst city in the state), was told by the Grand Jury in 2017 to dissolve the city charter. 

   Part of the reason we believe is due to the mental instability

Adopt me, please

Come to Calaveras Animal Services and visit me.

Neighbor from Hell # 35--Lies, Lies, Lies

   If you have a neighbor woman who's in-laws say is crazier than her husband, you had better watch

Adolf Von Trump claims to be Swedish??

   The Von Trump family has laid claims to being from Sweden. Adolf says his grandfather didn't want people to know he was German to make it easier

Matt Lauer FIRED????!!!

   NBC announced early this morning that after a report of alleged sexual misconduct by a fellow employee, NBC News is firing Matt Lauer from his 25 year career on the Today Show.

   It seems there is no end to the misconduct everywhere in our society. It's very similar to the racism that is rampant and many have trouble controlling in themselves.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Woman dies in Hwy 26 crash

   According to CHP on November 27, 2017 at approximately 6:30 PM Mark Linneman (29) of Modesto was driving a 2005 Ford F150 westbound

Ban Fireworks in Calaveras County--No fireworks salesmen!!

  For many years, concerned citizens have been trying to convince elected officials

Calaveras Supervisors changing Manuel Street name in Arnold???

On the Calaveras Supervisors agenda for December 5, 2017 is a name change for the street off Hwy 4 near the old B of A building.

   Someone wants to change the name to Old Firehouse Road.  We have asked questions but have yet to get any answers from public works.

President "Adolf" insults Native Americans, AGAIN!!

   The only proper nick name for the man who currently sits in the oval office, smelling up the place, is "Adolf".

Arby's buying Buffalo Wild Wings

   Arby's is planning to buy Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.4 billion.  They already own Cinnabon.

   How come none of them are in Calaveras, YUMMMMM!

Prince Harry will wed in Windsor Castle!!

   Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be getting married in the Spring.

   A mixed marriage, since Markle is American. Some are worried they may try to take over again. The wedding will be held in Windsor Castle, we understand.

Attempts to discredit the honest press??

   After reading the article about a right wing racist group trying to pass off a phony  sex story to the Washington Post, we discussed and realized that the

Monday, November 27, 2017

Why is Amanda Folendorf being interviewed by White Separatist???

   I don't care how clean cut he looks, or what seeming good manners Corey Burnell exhibits, he is an admitted White Supremacist and tried to set up a racist town in the Carolina's.

   Why would a Folendorf be spending time, and especially allowing an interview as a City Council person in Angels Camp with such a man???  This is scary??? What are her family's ties to this person??

Major injuries in Hwy 12 head-on collision

  On November 26, 2017 around 6:35 PM Diana Romero (31) was driving a 2007 Lexus on Hwy 12 west of Lime

Changing your wall colors can change your mood....

See Taylor at your Arnold True Value
for Kelly Moore paints

Have to share racist rant with readers!!!

  This morning we received an anonymous comment criticizing our comments about racism and neo-Nazi's. 

   In the comment, this nut case actually said he thought

Motorcycle crash in San Andreas

   According to CHP on November 26, 2017 around 3:45 PM R.J. Vanderwoude (39) of San Andreas, was riding a 1984 Honda motorcycle

Tree falls on Mountain Ranch Road

   November 27, 2017 at 9:15 AM: A tree reportedly fell on Mountain Ranch Road near Sun Road in Mountain Ranch.

   CHP arrived at the scene and with help, cleared the roadway. It is now on the side.


Calaveras Buzz Saw of Ebbetts Pass District 3

   Rumors, rumors, rumors abound in this nearing election season. We will elect a Sheriff and a District 3 Supervisor, along with County

White Christians are 'worried'

   There is a good reason that white racist Christians are worried and are trying to keep a Trump in power.

   A recent survey indicates their numbers are now less than 50% of the population.  As Rev. Franklin Graham has said, " We may never again be in power in the US."  Was his father as racist as he is??

Two cars stuck in snow bank on Hwy 88

   November 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM:  Two cars collided and then ran off Hwy 88 near Kirkwood and are now stuck in the snow bank.

   CHP and a tow truck are en route to the area. No injuries have been indicated.

Woman in Valley Springs arrested

On November 25, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Lisa Marie Owens (46) of Valley Springs on Silver Rapids Drive in Rancho Calaveras.

   Owens was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft, a felony.

Burglary arrest in Valley Springs

On November 24, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Tyler Allen Gress (25) of Valley Springs on Silver Rapids Road at Hogan Dam Road.

   Gress was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Attempted 2nd Degree Burglary, a felony and for Vandalism, a misdemeanor.

Overturned pickup in Copperopolis

   November 27, 2017 at 8:45 AM:  A pickup has reportedly overturned on Copper Cove Court and Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis.

  No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   November 27, 2017 at 7:30 AM:  Chains are required on Hwy 4 just above Arnold this morning.

   There is snow down to around 3500', but not enough to impair the roadways.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Racist or Nazi sympathizer? Not about jobs, its about n******!!

   If you have a neighbor who is a racist, KKK, white nationalist, alt-right Republican extremist or whatever they identify as, beware.

   In a story we read recently

Seahawks vs. 49ers--Raiders vs. Broncos

   The Seahawks are in Santa Clara today to take on the 49ers. The game is scheduled for 1 PM.   The Niners are 1-9 for the season. 

 The Raiders are at home in Oakland and welcome the Denver Broncos. The Raiders are 4-6.

Murphys man arrested with skull!

   According to the Angels Camp Police, on November 23, 2017 they arrested Joshua Davis (41) of Murphys after allegedly failing

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Car runs off road in Plymouth

  November 25, 2017 at 10:55 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 16 at Hwy 49 in the Plymouth area.

  Emergency personnel, including an ambulance, are responding.

Person jumping in front of vehicles

   November 25, 2017 at 10:45 AM:  A person is reportedly jumping out in front of vehicles on Hwy 4 near Lawrence Road in Murphys.

   CHP and Calaveras Sheriff are responding to the scene.

Countertops--Granite or Solid Surface

Call ALCAL Cabinet and Countertops
795-4038 or 795-9240

Avoiding bears in the Sierras: Attracted to drunks???

Considering the amount of clear-cutting going on in the Sierras,
there have been very human encounters recently. Due to lack of

Crying woman on Pine Grove road

   November 25, 2017 at 9:50 AM:  A woman has been reported as walking in the middle of Irishtown Road near Murphy Road in Pine Grove.

    CHP is en route to the area. Be cautious if headed that way.

Injured deer in Sutter Creek

   November 25, 2017 at 9 AM:  An injured deer has been reported on Ridge Road in the Sutter Creek area.

  CHP is responding to the area. Be cautious until they can clear the roadway.

Car runs off Hwy 16 in Plymouth

   November 25, 2017 at 7:35 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 16 near Mariah Heights Road in Plymouth.

  CHP is responding to the scene.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Overturned vehicle causes major injuries

   November 24, 2017 at 3 PM:  A vehicle reportedly overturned on Hwy 99 at Hammer Lane in Stockton.

  Major injuries have resulted from this crash.  Avoid the area until cleared, if possible.

Be extra careful driving after dark

   Everyone needs to be reminded that animals don't understand the roads are not safe. Slow down after dark and before dawn.

  Deer, bear and other wildlife must cross the roadways to drink and its up to us to watch for them. Put deer warning whistles on your front bumpers. They really work!! And they are under $10.

Angels Camp Police busy yesterday

   The Angels Camp Police department did not take the Thanksgiving holiday off, but instead made several arrests.

   Alleged battery, possession of controlled substance, DUI, reckless driving and bringing a controlled substance into jail were causes for arrest.

Fatal collision with bear in Douglas Flat

   UPDATE:  The names of the victims in this collision are Sarah Rohde (27) and her 19 month old daughter Ariana. The bear, who was also killed, was not known to have a name.

 According to CHP on

Are you Black Friday Shopping???

   Lots of specials if you are willing to brave the crowds this Black Friday. 

  Many, however, will stay home and buy online. 

CalFire warns about holiday fire danger

   Whether the Christmas tree and decorations or the added cooking we do during the holidays, Cal Fire is warning homeowners to be extra cautious not to cause a fire.

   Also, clean out your flue or chimney before starting fires, to prevent chimney fires. And be sure to water your tree every day.

Animal lover in Tahoe says : "These guys are homeless too!"

This Tahoe animal lover has been warned not to feed
the bears, but feels that 'they are homeless, too!'
Lake Tahoe residents love their bears!!!

Homeless populate Arnold

  We hear many complaints about the number of homeless who are living in the Arnold area, many in the Meadowmont Shopping Center.

  Law enforcement

Deaths recorded in Calaveras

   According to the Calaveras Clerk, those who passed away in Calaveras County recently are:

    Richard A. Andersen, Jr. who passed away on

"Birdcage" now a classic Republican movie

  "Birdcage", starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, has always been a sample of how talented these two actors are, but considered a little 'far out there' by

Flynn cuts ties with Trump???

  Trump has made every attempt to keep Gen. Flynn as his friend and Flynn has been, up to now, obligingly sending copies of everything to Trumps lawyers.

   That has apparently stopped abruptly, hinting that Flynn may have cut a deal with Mueller on the Trump-Russia investigation.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fire alarm at Valley Springs Elementary

   UPDATE:  A school representative just showed up.

CHips for Kids this Christmas

Toys for 1500 less fortunate children in Calaveras
County is the goal. Please donate a new unwrapped
toy at the

Now there's another 'weiner' case in Congress?

  Rep. Barton is now asking for 'PRIVACY' after taking a selfie of his 'weiner' and sending it to some woman.

   What is wrong with these congressmen?  What are they thinking?  Barton is a Republican! (and an old man!) Now he wants PRIVACY???


Hit and run in Murphys

   November 23, 2017 at 8 AM:  CHP is at the Shell station on Hwy 4 near Tom Bell Road in Murphys to investigate a hit and run.

   No other details are reported at this time.

What are we thankful for??

  We are thankful for living in a beautiful forest with creatures willing to share it, a comfortable home, and a country of wide diversity of cultures and ethnicities.

   We are also thankful for the 1st Amendment, which protects the right of free speech and the press, keeping our elected representatives accountable and allows for the public to know the TRUTH!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

President Kennedy's been gone 54 years....

What would he say about what is happening to us now???

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Angels Camp hopeless

   Dear Editor:

   I don't know if you realize it or not, but Angels Camp, the city of, or whatever you call it, is hopelessly

Visit Yellowstone in winter???

If you love to see the animals, winter is a great time
to visit Yellowstone National Park!

Republicans love perverts and accused pedophiles???

Sierra Repertory Theater presents...

  "Another Night Before Christmas" opening on December 1, 2017 and running through December 23, 2017 at the East Sonora Theater.

   Call the Sierra Repertory Theater at 532-3120 for tickets and information.

Rollover on Hwy 88

   November 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly rolled over on Hwy 88 near the Carson Spur.

   No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding.

CCWD warns against dumping grease

   CCWD has put out a press release, warning customers about dumping oils or grease down the drains during the holidays.

   Pipes become cold and plug up quickly, causing backups, both at your home and in the CCWD drain lines. 

Singer David Cassidy dies

  David Cassidy, member of the Partridge Family on TV and singing idol as a result, has died. He was 67.

   He apparently had been suffering from alcoholism and his organs failed. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Truck and bus collide in Lodi

   November 21, 2017 at 3:50 PM:  A truck and a school bus have collided on Forrest Road in Lodi.

   Two students were on board, but no injuries have been indicated.

"That looks just like Mike Preston?"

  While we were in Arnold the other day, a woman pointed out a homeless man pushing a grocery cart, and as we watched, he counted his socks and walked back and forth in a parking lot.

  "That looks like Mike Preston!" she stated!  And it was true, it did!  No one knew if it was or not, but everyone agreed he deserved that and much worse!

Calaveras County marriage licenses

   On November 6, 2017 Derick James Carrasco and Celia Catalina VanderHook were issued

Multi-vehicle collision in Columbia

   November 21, 2017 at 3:10 PM:  A multi-vehicle traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia.

  No injuries have been indicated. CHP is at the scene.

Callaway determined to run again in Calaveras??

   Everyone you see in Ebbetts Pass is talking about the 2018 elections, especially District 3 Supervisor.

   Callaway is determined to get her seat back from Oliveira and many say she is pretending she doesn't want to run, she wants everyone to beg her to run again.  She will be trying again!!

Selfie: Taken on Mars???

   Selfies are a big thing these days but no one has one like this.  It was taken on Mars.

  The Curiosity Rover posted a photo of itself while traveling around on Mars. Amazing!

Mokelumne Hill plans Holiday Festival

   On December 10, 2017 Mokelumne Hill will celebrate the holidays with a festival in the downtown area.

  Activities and entertainment for all ages is planned.