Sunday, April 30, 2017

Burn permits required

   CalFire has just released information that they are now requiring burn permits in Calaveras County for homeowners. May 1, 2017 is the first day this is in effect.

   Go to your local CalFire station to apply and then call the 754-6600 number for daily air quality for burning allowances.

Calaveras COG meets May 3, 2017

   The regular monthly meeting of Calaveras Council of Governments (COG) will be held on May 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Supervisors room in San Andreas.

   Various county Highway projects will be discussed, funded by Caltrans.

Fire reported near Don Pedro

   April 30, 2017 at 3:20 PM:  A fire has been reported on Marshes Flat Road in the Don Pedro area.

   Crews  are attempting to access the fire at this time.  No word as to what caused this fire, but most things are still green from the rains.  CHP is also at the scene.

Letter to the Editor: Another rumor about Oliveira

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

   Since I know you will print things people hear I thought you ought to know the latest.  I was, well it doesn't matter where, when I overheard Supervisor Oliveira's

Angels Camp PD arrests Glenn Johnson

   On April 28, 2017 at approximately 2:15 PM, an officer from Angels Camp PD arrested Glenn L. Johnson in the 600 block of Stanislaus Avenue on two outstanding arrest warrants.

   Johnson was transported and booked, per the press release, to the Calaveras County Jail on alleged charges related to committing criminal threats and attempted smuggling of contraband into a
correctional facility.

Giants at home today

   The SF Giants (9-16) are at home today in San Francisco where they will face the San Diego Padres.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Big rig crash in Lodi

   April 29, 2017 at 2 PM: A big rig is on its side in the ditch after colliding with a Toyota on Harney Lane at Tully Road in the Lodi area.

    An ambulance is responding due to major injuries reported by CHP.  Avoid the area if possible.

Proposition 1795 removed

   The Proposition to change the California State Constitution regarding statehood and nationhood has been removed from circulation.  California has the 6th largest economy in the world.

   Prop 1795 was a initiative to change the California Constitution that says that California is a permanent and inseparable part of the United States.  This was the one to make California its own country.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Two Calaveras deputies injured

   Two Calaveras Sheriff's deputies were injured after being called to a residence on La Contenta Drive in Valley Springs around 11:45 PM for a report of assault.

California State agencies release Cannabis regulations

   The three California State agencies responsible for regulating the commercial growing of Cannabis have released the proposed regulations.

   To review them go to

Traffic colliion in San Andreas

   UPDATE:  A car hit a tree, which fell across the roadway.  It is being cleared now.

Stanislaus National Forest roads closed

   The District Office of the Stanislaus National Forest is announcing that due to heavy storm damage four popular roads in the forest will remain closed this season.

   Cottonwood Road (N104) in Groveland, Beardsley Day Use Road (N429), Hell's Hollow (5N95) and Spicer Road (N701) in Calaveras sustained extensive damage which will take time to repair.

Calaveras Planning releases Cannabis BAN EIR

   We were just notified that the Calaveras Planning Department has released the EIR to go with the Cannabis Ban they released earlier.

   To view it go to the Planning Department site under Calaveras County,

Injured deer on Hwy 4

   April 28, 2017 at 10:30 AM:  An injured deer has been reported on Hwy 4 near the Arnold Byway in Arnold.

   Please put deer warning whistles on your front bumpers!  It can save a deer and possibly your life.

Chris Leavy says.....invest in pot?

      Former Blackrock asset manager Chris Leavy says "I'm investing in marijuana because...
legal sales in the US

Lodi man arrested in Murphys

   On April 27, 2017 the Calaveras Sheriff's department arrested Kevin Bradley Goff (48) of Lodi on Main Street in Murphys.

   Goff was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Burglary and Vehicle theft, both felonies and for Cruelty to Animals, a misdemeanor.

Copperopolis burglary arrest

   On April 27, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Joseph Jerry Lecompte (27) of Copperopolis on Sequoia Circle.

   Lecompte was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Burglary, Robbery, Vehicle Theft and Threatening a Crime with the Intent to Terrorize, all felonies.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

City of Angels Camp will end water restrictions

   On May 2, 2017 the Angels Camp City Council will meet for a regular meeting at the Firehouse at 6 PM.  They have two Clossed Session litigations prior to the regular meeting.

    On the agenda is proposed ending of the water restrictions that were placed on residents during the drought.

Collision on Hwy 26

   Per CHP the roadway is now clear.

PER CHP: Ex CHP/Calaveras Supervisor causes crash

   According to CHP on April 26, 2017 at approximately 12:10 PM Alan W. Claudino (73) of San Andreas was driving

Trump doesn't like CARPETBAGGERS like McClintock

   During one of the Special Elections in Georgia last week, Trump said one of the people running cannot be trusted because they don't live in the district.

   That has to mean that he is against McClintock, who NEVER has lived in our district. We need to get rid of carpetbaggers like McClinctock!!!

NO Murders in Railroad Flat!! Sheriff incompetent?

    The so-called BIGLY murder case in Railroad Flat last year has been used by the temporary Sheriff as a reason

Now Hiring...accepting resume's... for experienced GLAZIER

  UPDATE:  Sorry, position is filled.

All talents welcome in show at Frogtown

   During the 2017 Calaveras County Fair there will be a talent show for youth of the area.  All talents are welcome.

   Go online to or call 736-2561 for more information.

FEMA car hits deer in San Andreas

   April 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM:  A rental car with a FEMA employee driving has reportedly struck a deer on Hwy 49 and Nielson Road in San Andreas.

   The deer is injured on the side of the road. CHP is en route to the scene.

Cow on Burson Road

   April 27, 2017 at 9:20 AM:  A white cow has been reported on Burson Road near Olive Orchard Road in the Burson area.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can locate the owner and remove it from the roadway.

Car vs. deer on Hwy 12

   April 27, 2017 at 9:20 AM:  A car has reportedly struck a deer on Hwy 12 near Briski Hill outside San Andreas.

   Be cautious if headed in that direction.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Melania Trump is now 45 years old!

   Trump's most recent Trophy wife is 45 years old now.  Let's see!  That makes him 25 years older than she is.

     She is looking old though.  Must be living with a chaotic crazy man!!

Collison in Valley Springs

   April 26, 2017 at 1 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Hwy 12 in Valley Springs.

   CHP is at the scene. At tow truck is responding. Be cautious if in the area.

Fatal Collision on Hwy 12

   Per CHP the name of the person who was fatally injured is Steven Sapp of Ripon.

CHP reports that on April 26, 2017 around 5:50 AM a driver (69) from Ripon  was driving a 1994 Ford Explorer on Hwy 12 east

Traffic collision on Poole Station Road

   UPDATE:  Apparently a mother and two children have some neck and back pain, minor injuries indicated by CHP.

Supervisor Clapp wants to BAN farm animals in Calaveras!!

   At the Calaveras Supervisor meeting on April 25, 2017 the District 5 Supervisor Clapp asked for an agenda item to see about banning farm animals from residential areas.

   He says his voters don't like horses, chickens, goats, etc. in the Rancho Calaveras subdivision, which he represents.  They also don't like the animals to get out on the roadways.


Los Angeles Bans Wild Animals for Entertainment!

   In an unprecedented move the Los Angeles City Council voted to BAN any entertainment the uses wild animals. Ringling Bros. Circus is closing down partly because they can no longer use their bullhook trained elephants to entertain the public who likes seeing animals hurt.

   This is the first in what should be followed around the country, prohibiting the torture of any wild animals for human entertainment, which is sick anyway.



CCWD holds Special Meeting

   On Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 11 AM, after their regular Board Meeting, Calaveras County Water District will hold a Special Meeting.

   This will be a Closed Session to discuss Contract Negotiations with SEIU employees.

HorseSpeak Spring BBQ

   HorseSpeak is holding its annual spring BBQ on May 6, 2017 as an Open Ranch Day at CowgirlUP Ranch on Arapaho Drive in Burson.

   An equine assisted counseling center, they use horses as a way to counsel those with special needs.  Tickets are $20 for adults. For more information call   772-3871.  The gates open at 2:30 PM.

CHP warns of motorcycles safety

   CHP is warning motorcycle drivers and drivers in other vehicles to be more alert to be safe during the Spring and Summer months, while more motorcycles are on the road.

   Look twice for motorcycles, as they are harder to see. And cyclists need to be careful to obey all laws, using turn signals and follow all safety rules.  Last year 476 motorcyclists were killed and 14,000 were injured while riding.


FREE art class for Seniors

   This coming Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1 PM a FREE art class will be held at Town Hall Arts in Copper Town Square.

   If you were born in 1947 or before, you qualify for this free call. Sign up with Larry at 785-2050.

Angels Camp Police lobby now open

   The City of Angels Camp has announced that the lobby of the Police Department will re-open for regular hours.

   It will be open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is closed after 5 and on weekends and holidays.

Caltrans working on Hwy 4

    April 26. 2017 at 7 AM:  Caltrans will be working on Hwy 4 in Camp Connell today.  Be cautious when in that area.

   CHP will be present to assist with any traffic problems during the workday.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pedestrian struck on Hwy 4

   Per CHP on April 24, 2017 at approximately 4:10 AM Robert Hamilton (63) of Murphys, was stopped on Hwy 4 after colliding

Supervisor Mills called "CORRUPT" already??

      Joan Wilson of District 1 voter spoke up at the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on April 25, 2017, saying Supervisor Mills was deceitful and that he is corrupt. People are wanting to remove you from office, she told the board.

  She reminded him that he signed a form at the committee meeting and then publicly denied that he agreed.  Mills called the Chair 'confused' and may be recalled as a result.

Bill McmAnus: "Full-time Rabbel Rouser"

    Bill McmAnus spoke during public comments and began  by describing himself as a"Full-Time Rabble Rouser!"

   In actuality, he is an Oliveira Rabble Rouser!!  He works for District 3 Supervisor and takes his orders from him.

Public WARNS Supervisors f Cannabi BAN!!

   At the April 25, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors meeting a member of the public warned the Supervisors that the county is looking stupid from the outside, trying to institute a ban!!

  They know that!!  This is the type of Board they are . The tea party likes to look stupid! Hope they all get recalled, he warned them.

Corey Burnell, self-described Neo-Confederate Activist: Supervisor Oliveira supports!!

   Corey Burnell is currently hosting videos in which he interviews like-minded Neo-Confederates and racists to be aired

Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira refuses to hold Town Hall meetings

    With his re-election campaign ramping up, District 3 Supervisor Oliveira is refusing to hold Town Halls for the public to attend.

   He says people show their anger and he doesn't like dealing with it. He will attend small homeowner association meetings, etc. instead.  Is he afraid of being embarrassed by his inability to handle the supervisor job?

Caltrans work on Hwy 4

   April 25, 2017 at 8 AM:  CHP is assisting with traffic at Hwy 4 and Avery Hotel Road where Caltrans is working.

   Be cautious if in that area.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Wood hazard on Hwy 108

   April 24, 2017 at 6:55 PM:  Pieces of wood have been reported on Hwy 108 near Draper Mine Road in the Sonora area.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Traffic collision at Amador County line

   April 24, 2017 at 6:50 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Electra Road on the Amador County side of the river.

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

Collision on Hwy 49

   April 24, 2017 at 2 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 49 and Gun Club Road outside Angels Camp.

    Minor injuries have been indicated. CHP is at the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

John Aurthur Hubbell

   On April 19, 2017 at 10:44 AM John Aurthur Hubbell passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones.

   Born in

Trump shuts down government over 'WALL'!

   As the end of the week nears, the decision on whether to increase the deficit or not is up to the Republicans who are in charge.

   Trump insists that the budget include his $70 billion wall, which he had insisted the Mexican government would pay;  WRONG!!  Will he shut down the government over the "WALL"!!

Letter to the Editor: About ban

   Dear Editor:

   I have always been opposed to any ban on cannabis in Calaveras County.  Those who are

Marriage LIcenses in Calaveras County

   Marriage licenses recorded in Calaveras County in April, 2017:

     Chance Kelly Tanner and

Calaveras Supervisors meeting: Cannabis Ban not on Agenda

   Calaveras Supervisors will meet tomorrow, April 25, 2017 at 9 AM for their regular meeting in San Andreas.

   The Cannabis Ban that Chair Oliveira and Supervisor Mills demanded is not on this agenda, but possibly next meeting in May.

Arrest for Felon with Firearm

   On April 22, 2017 Paul Michael Challoner (60) of Hathaway Pines, was arrested at the Calaveras County Courthouse in San Andreas.

   Challoner was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Prohibited to Own Ammunition, both felonies.


Mayor of Angels Camp: Not Sanctuary City??

   At the last Angels Camp City Council meeting Mayor Scott Behiel asked the Chief of Police Todd Fordahl "We're not a Sanctuary City, are we?"

   We were surprised that the mayor would openly state the obvious of being against immigrants. We are aware of racist employees at the City.

Arrest at VS Chevron station

   On April 22, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Dale William Wichman III, (46) of Burson at the Valley Springs Chevron Station.

    Wichman was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited  Ammunition, both felonies and for Possession of a Switchblade knife in a vehicle, a misdemeanor, and was then released on bond.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   April 24, 2017 at 8:25 AM:  Chains are currently required on all non-four wheel drive vehicles at Cottage Springs on Hwy 4.


Caltrans work in Avery

   April 24, 2017 at 8:20 AM:  CHP is assisting Caltrans on Avery Hotel Road where they are doing maintenance.

    Be cautious if in that area.

Collision in Plymouth

   April 24, 2017 at 8:15 AM:  A two car collision has been reported at Hwy 16 and Hwy 124 in Plymouth.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Hwy 16 is currently blocked. Use Caution if in the area.

Snow cat collision in Bear Valley

   April 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM:  A snow cat reportedly went over a berm off Hwy 4 at Hwy 207 in Bear Valley.

   CHP is at the scene. An ambulance is en route. Be cautious if headed in that direction.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hwy 49 now reopened

   April 23, 2017 at 3:35 PM:  CHP has re-opened Hwy 49 near the Melones Bridge after a big rig became high-centered, blocking the roadway.

   No injuries were indicated, but the roadway was blocked for nearly an hour.

Happy Days star Erin Moran found dead

   Richie Cunninghams little sister Joanie, from the Happy Days cast was reportedly found dead in her home at the age of 56.
   Erin Moran was the love of Chachi in the show and in a spin-off 'Joanie loves Chachi'.  No details of her death have been indicated.

SF Giants in Colorado today

   The SF Giants play the Colorado Rockies today at noon in Colorado.

   The Giants are 6 and 12 for the season.

FOX's ex, Alison Camerota, speaks out!

   After months working with Chris Cuomo on CNN, Alison Camerota is finally telling everyone about her time at FOX and why she left.

   She explained a system of making sure everything every news person said was ultra-right wing, just as most of us suspected.  When she wouldn't co-operate, she was yelled at, threatened and denied promotions.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Calaveras Supervisors Oliveira and Mills' Cannabis ban proposal

Fools!  Fools!  There are no fools like old FOOLS!!!    

 The proposed ban of cannabis

Motorcycle collision in Jamestown

   UPDATE at 11:35 AM:  This is now indicated to be a solo motorcycle collision resulting

Traffic collision in Escalon

   April 22, 2017 at 9:45 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 120 at Yosemite Avenue in Escalon.

   No injuries have been indicated, but the roadway is blocked, so be extra cautious in that area.

Happy Earth Day!!

Show appreciation for the land and animals who
inhabit it which make life worth living!!

Collision in Milton

   April 22, 2017 at 8:50 AM:  A collision has been reported on Milton Road near Rock Creek Road in Milton.

   CHP and a tow truck are responding. It isn't known if there are injuries.


Hwy 99 closed due to fatal collision in Ripon

   April 22, 2017 at 7 AM:  Southbound lanes of Hwy 99 are closed due to a fatal 3 vehicle collision near Main Street in Ripon.

   Be cautious as you approach the area. CHP is still investigating this crash. One person was fatally injured.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Collision in Valley Springs

   April 21, 2017 at 4 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 12 near Lime Creek Road in Valley Springs.

   No injuries were indicated and the roadway is not blocked.

Multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 49

   April 21, 2017 at 3:50 PM:  A multi-vehicle crash has been reported on Hwy 49 at Springfield Road in the Columbia area.

   Emergency personnel are responding. Avoid the area if possible.

Car vs. pedestrian in San Andreas

   April 21, 2017 at 3 PM:  A car has reportedly struck a pedestrian on Mountain Ranch Road next to Mark Twain Hospital.

    Minor injuries were sustained in this incident. One person was transported to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office.

Calaveras Supervisors meet to pay for urgent repairs? Incompentence?

   On Tuesday April 25, 2017  the Calaveras Supervisors will hold a regular Board meeting to pay for urgent repairs to roads due to recent storms.

   If it's anything like the last meeting with total chaos and the Chair Oliveira unable to control or handle the job or the wack Supervisor Mills, it should be interesting.  How bad can this current board get??? Total incompetence??

Why would Forest Service allow KKK to meet at Candyrock?

  We recently heard that now the newly forming Calaveras KKK Project is planning to meet at the Candyrock Gun Club.

Letter to the Editor: How green is our County?

   Dear Editor:

    Has anyone else noticed what all the rain has done to our wonderful Calaveras County? Everything is green here in late April.

    Seems like its usually already turned brown and dingy.  Wish it would be like this every year. How green is our County???

   County resident

Deaths recorded in Calaveras County

   Those who passed away recently, as recorded in Calaveras County are:

    Frances M. Byrd, who passed away

Supervisor Mills dishonorable at CCWD and at Calaveras Supervisors???

   During the short time that Dennis Mills was part of the Calaveras County Water District board of directors, we heard NOTHING but criticism of his seeming desire to destroy everyone and everything at CCWD from within.

Car vs. fence at Copperopolis School

   April 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a car crashing into a fence at the Copperopolis Elementary School in Copperopolis.

   It isn't clear if there were any injuries.

CCWD's pipeline replacement work

   The Ebbetts Pass pipeline replacement project will focus on the area of Manuel Road between Fir Street and Sequoia in Arnold for the next couple of weeks, weather permitting.

   There will be delays and detours, so drive carefully and watch for heavy equipment in that area.

Burglary in Mokelumne Hill

   On April 20, 2017 a burglary was reported that occurred on Center Street in Mokelumne Hill.

   The Calaveras Sheriff took a report. We have no other details available at this time.

NIcholas' 10th anniversary

   This is the 10th anniversary of Nicholas the elephant living at PAWS. He had been housed in a tiny area with one other

Horse Show coming to Frogtown

   On April 29, 2017 the Junior Horse Show will be held at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds (Frogtown).

   It's FREE and begins at 8 AM until 3 PM. Just enter through the lower gate.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pentagon found the USS Vinson

   After several days of worry over where in the world was the USS Vinson, believe to be in the area of North Korea, it has been found in Australia.

   After the humiliation of losing such a large 'armada' of ships, Trump has now ordered the Vinson to head for North Korea.

Tennessee teacher caught in California

   The Tennessee teacher who is suspected of kidnapping his 15 year old student was caught, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

    The couple was located in California and 50 year old Tad Cummins is in custody. The teen is reportedly unharmed.

Big rig blocking Hwy 4

   April 20, 2017 at 11 AM:  A big rig has run off Hwy 4 near Jack Tone Road below Farmington and is blocking the roadway.

   A tow truck and CHP are en route. The big rig is apparently stuck in the mud.

Power lines down in Columbia

  UPDATE:  More power lines are down at Sawmill Flat Road and Big Hill Road.

Lawsuits over racist Nazi threats and harassments

   More and more people who are regularly threatened by the mentally unstable Neo-Nazi menaces around the country, who not only TROLL people who stand up for their rights, but the rights of minorities

Hit and Run reported in Mountain Ranch

   April 20, 2017 at 9 AM:  A hit and run was reported on Whiskey Slide Road and Murray Creek Road in Mountain Ranch.

   CHP is en route to the scene where apparently a neighbors vehicle damaged the fence on his property and left the scene.

Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira goes on another RANT--on Cannabis!!

   As is often the case, Supervisor of District III, Tea Party lover Oliveira went on another rant at Tuesday's Calaveras Supervisor meeting.

Collision on Farmington Road

   April 20, 2017 at 7:30 AM:  A collision has been reported on Farmington Road near Golden Gate Avenue outside Stockton.

  No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious if headed that way. CHP is at the scene.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NBC News: O'Reilly is out at FOX

   After two decades and innumerable claims of sexual harassment allegations, with over $13 million paid apparently in hush money, Bill O'Reilly is out at FOX, per NBC News.

   Only after many advertisers pulled their ads from O'Reilly's show did Rupert Murdoch take action, putting O'Reilly on vacation last week.  It appears he will not return at all.

Murphys Mutt March

   On Saturday April 29, 2017 at 8:30 AM the first annual Murphys Mutt March will join the list of Community Club organized events.

   A bevy of canines and their doting owners will gather at Murphys Community Park and walk with their dogs on a leash to Kautz Ironstone Vineyards.

Car through fence off Hwy 26

   UPDATE:  Per CHP no injuries were sustained in this collision.

Tom Brady not visiting White House today

   The reason Tom Brady decided not to attend the ceremony at the White House today may have to do with the suicide of his former teammate, Aaron Hernandez.

   Brady did not give a reason, except to say that it was a personal family matter.

Disturbance after dog hit by vehicle in San Andreas

   On April 18, 2017 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office was called to the scene of a dog hit by a vehicle at Hwy 49 (St. Charles St.) and Mountain Ranch Road.

   A verbal altercation took place after a canine was hit by a car.  The Sheriff took no report on the incident.

Stolen Firearm on Gun Club Road

   On April 18, 2017 a firearm was reported stolen on Gun Club Road in Angels Camp. 

   No other details are known at this time, but the Calaveras Sheriff took a report.


Vehicle Theft Arrest in Valley Springs

   On April 17, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Johnathon Eugene Sullivan (33) of San Andreas on Hwy 12 in Valley Springs.

   Sullivan was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Fake Birth Certificate, all felonies and Driving with a suspended license, DUI, Controlled Substance Paraphernalia, misdemeanors and for an outstanding Warrant.

Tea Party HI-JACKING Calaveras County government??? RECALL MILLS!!!

   After watching yesterdays Special meeting of the Calaveras Supervisors fall apart, anyone with an average IQ could see that the Tea Party (now known as the Freedom Caucus) is

"Fate of the Furious" tops box office

   The eighth installment of the "Fast and the Furious" movie series is a box office record breaking success.

   Worldwide intake over the holiday weekend was $532.5 million, topping "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"!

Oh where, Oh where, did my "ARMADA" go???

   In the past few days we have heard the Defense Secretary, the NSA Secretary, the Press Secretary and Trump brag about how they have sent an "ARMADA"

NFL player Aaron Hernandez suicide

   Former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell in Massachusetts this morning.

   Authorities believe he committed suicide by hanging himself with bed sheets. He was serving a life term for murder.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Copperopolis woman dies in crash

   According to the CHP report, on April 14, 2017 around 3:25 PM Margaret Howery (88) of Copperopolis was driving a 2007 Suzuki Forenza northbound on Obyrnes Ferry Road

Calaveras Supervisor Tofanelli says cannabis committee 'hi-jacked'!

   At the April 18, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors Special Meeting regarding cannabis, Supervisor Tofanelli accused the adhoc committee of being hi-jacked.

Point of Order by Reinke of Angels Camp

   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting, the first member of the public to speak was Vickie Reinke's husband, and personal friend of Mills, saying 'Point of Order' and that he feels Mr. Mills was going to support a BAN.

   He is mad that the county is not going to support a ban, as all the Tea Party (Reinke' s) club, wants!!

Supervisor Mills says Chair Oliveira confused

   Supervisor Mills made the first statement regarding the cannabis agenda item for the Special Meeting on April 18, 2017.

   He says now that the report

Crash on Murphys Grade Road

   April 18, 2017 at 9:15 AM:  A traffic crash has been reported on Murphys Grade Road and Parkview Court in the Murphys area.

   Two CHP are at the scene. An ambulance is en route. Avoid the area until cleared.

Collsion on Hwy 12

   April 18, 2017 at 9:10 AM:  A two car collision has been reported on Hwy 12 and Burson Road in Burson.

  No injuries were indicated, but be cautious until a tow truck can remove the vehicles.

Calaveras Supervisors meeting on POT!!!

   On Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 10 the Calaveras Supervisors will be holding a Special Meeting to discuss the future of cannabis in the county.

   Of course, only the most staunch alcoholics

Collision on Hwy 49

  April 18, 2017 @ 8:30 AM:  A car that was reportedly attempting to pass on Hwy 49 near Meacham Ranch Road in Angels Camp, is now stuck in the ditch off the roadway.

   CHP is en route. No injuries have  been indicated, but be extra cautious if in that area.

Collision on Hwy 4

   April 18, 2017 at 7:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Stallion below Angels Camp.

  No injuries have been indicated. CHP is at the scene. Be careful if headed in that direction.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Car runs off road near Summerville High

   April 17, 2017 at 3PM:  A car has reportedly run off Cherokee and Tuolumne Road near Summerville High School.

   No injuries are indicated but driver indicates they were hit before running off the road and the driver left the scene.

Two arrests for firearms

   On April 16, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Jason Antoine Cachuex (35) of Valley Springs on Hwy 26 at Vista Del Lago.

    Cachuex was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly being a Felon in Possession

Marriages in Calaveras County

    Those receiving marriage licenses in Calaveras County in the first half of April 2017 are:

   Amber Marie Weiss

Collision in Acampo

   April 17, 2017 at 8:50 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Liberty Road at Jack Tone Road in Acampo.

   Emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Be cautious if headed that way.

Bright red "Pimp" mobile vandalized

   A contact in the Bay Area informed us of an incident his neighbor was involved in over the weekend.

  He says when he woke up Saturday morning in his ordinarily quiet neighborhool, it was to his neighbor yelling and screaming

Fatal motorcycle collision near Don Pedro

   According to CHP on April 14, 2017 around 7 PM Donald L. Culver (60) of Riverside was riding his 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle on

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Terrible thought on Easter Sunday, but.... Trump going to start WWIII???

Two collisions in Riverbank

   April 16, 2017 at 12:15 PM:  Two separate collisions have been reported at Terminal Avenue and Claribel Road in the Riverbank area.

   The first one was between a dump truck and a pickup with no injuries. The second one is between a Chevy Equinox and a pickup. An ambulance is en route due to injuries.  Be cautious if headed in that direction.

Letter to the Editor: Happy "secular" Easter

   Dear Editor:

    After reading the Sentinel today, I realize that I'm a secular more than a so-called Christian. So Happy

How beautiful are California's redwoods??

Celebrate SECULARISM??

   The churches who try to judge everyone by their own beliefs hate secularism. So, what is secularism?

   Secularism is

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Two new photos--Nazi hugzzzsss--Trumplike??

Be afraid!! Be very afraid!!!
   UPDATE:  On second look at the photos we were sent, it appears there was groping (Trumplike)!

    We have two new photos to share!  One is of two mentally ill racist Nazi's hugging it out.

    The other is of a known

Traffic collision on Poole Station Road

   April 15, 2017 at 3:15 PM:  A two vehicle collision has been reported on Poole Station Road near Martingale Drive in the San Andreas area.

   One witness stated a bottle of Vodka was on the front seat of one vehicle. The other vehicle is in the field.  No injuries have been indicated.

OP-ED: We do NOT take opinions, comments or other information from racists....

Do you know this creep?
     We find it necessary to repeat our policy on posting anonymous or racist, filthy comments:

    The Sierra Sentinel has never, and does not now,

Traffic collision near Black Oak Casino

  UPDATE:  Minor injuries were caused by this collision.

     April 15, 2017 at 10:20 AM:  A car reportedly

Racists are FAT Terrorists in waiting!!!

   Its obvious that in the US the real terrorists are NOT foreigners, but native born

Donald Trump gets a + grade

Now, Daddy!! Not here in front of
   FOX News does a weekly grading of Donald Trump's Presidency (and we say that loosely).. Yesterday he was given a plus grade from one of the correspondents.

   Of course, it was an F +, which brought a lot of laughs around the table!!

Informal survey on Cannabis in Calaveras

   The just sent an email to all Calaveras Supervisors after doing an informal and unscientific survey of people around the county on the issue of Cannabis growing.

   Here is the email:

   We did an informal

Happy Easter eggs hunting

   Weather is supposed to be beautiful today for an old fashioned Easter egg hunt!  Rain expected by tomorrow afternoon.

    Enjoy the sun today!!

Traffic collision in San Andreas

   April 15, 2017 at 9:20 AM:  A traffic collision has just been reported on Hwy 49 at Poole Station Road in San Andreas.

   Emergency personnel are en route to the scene. Use extra caution if headed that way.

Cow on Hwy 4

   April 15, 2017 at 9:15 AM:  A black cow has been reported out on Hwy 4 near LittleJohn Road in Copperopolis.

   Be cautious until CHP can locate the owner and return it to its pasture.

What's on Youtube lately?

   As our readers know, we often have some entertaining videos we receive posted on Youtube. Our Nazi Slip & Slide and others have been very popular.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Ron Reagan....not afraid....

   The ads running on various cable channels for the Freedom From Religion Foundation are making a lot of people think twice, and three times about what has happened in America due

Car vs. fence near Toyon

  April 14, 2017 at 5:20 PM:  A car has left the road and hit a fence at Hwy 26 and Double Springs Road near Toyon Middle School.

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

Throw the racist (religious) cowards OUT!!!

  If Democrats really work at it, and none of them stays home on election day, we can get rid of a lot of these racist (religious) cowards in 2018.  And some of them are here in Calaveras and our Congressional District.

    There are so many in office because regular folks just didn't think it was necessary for them to vote; that the nice people would win easily.  NOT true!  VOTE!  VOTE!   VOTE!!!

New Fire Station in Paloma???

   The Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District is planning to build a new fire station on Main Street in Paloma.

   Their plans are before the Calaveras County Supervisors for approval at this time.

Voting & Language Accessibility Advisory Committee

   Notice is hereby given that the Calaveras County Registrar of Voters is convening a Voting and Language Accessibility Advisory Committee.

   All those interested are advised to submit an application and attend the first meeting on April 24, 2017 at 10 AM in the Registrar of Voters Office at 891 Mountain Ranch Road.

Who needs Justin Bieber anyway....

   The 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll, a 150 plus year tradition, has not been well-planned

Here comes Peter Cottontail...

Hopping down the bunny trail... 

Compare MLK Jr. to Trump??

   An all day confrontation began yesterday morning on CNN when one of their commentators, Jeffrey Lord (lily white Trump lover), compared

Wallace man arrested

   On April 13, 2017 around 9:30 AM Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Thomas Elias Soto (28) of Wallace at his residence on Hwy 12.

    Soto was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Threatening a Crime with Intent to Terrorize, Stalking, Indecent Exposure and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, gang related; all felonies.

Youth Parade May 18....

   Time to register to be part of the Calaveras County Fair Youth Parade (formerly known as the Kiddie Parade) in downtown Angels Camp.

   You can find the entry form at the Frogtown website. The parade is May 18, 2017 at 9 AM.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lightning, thunder, hail and showers

   What an afternoon it was in Calaveras County, as a large storm passed overhead.

    During a large part of the afternoon, lightning, thunder, hail and pouring rain reminded everyone that the drought is really over, at least for now.

Collision at Toyon

   April 13, 2017 at 7 PM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 at Toyon between a silver ISUS and a white pickup.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Report of Cannabis ADHOC committee--No more secrets

   Special Meeting called for April 18, 2017 at 9 AM, Calaveras Supervisors

   Although not included in the packet for agendized items at the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on April 11, 2017, we have obtained a copy of the written handout passed out at that meeting.

    There are 4 items listed:

Angels Camp City Council meets--for WHAT???

   How many times have we reported that the Angels Camp City Council wastes taxpayer money paying councilpersons to meet with NO agenda items.  And then we hear them cry they have NO money and have to RAISE our water and other needs.

   On Tuesday April 18, 2017 the council will AGAIN meet just for Closed Session items; one to give the cops a raise (to reward reckless driving) and the other a probable lawsuit.  There are absolutely NO items on the Regular Agenda.  They should be recalled!!!

Collision in Mountain Ranch

   April 13, 2017 at 1:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Mountain Ranch Rd. and Sun Road in Mountain Ranch.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious if headed that way.

Who are the real terrorists???

The true TERRORISTS are
not from foreign countries!!
   The local dangerous terrorists were mostly born somewhere else and then their parents moved them to rural areas because of their intense

Major injuries in Double Springs collision

   Per CHP, on April 12, 2017 around 3:15 PM Mathew Jercich (54) of San Jose was driving a 2004 Pontiac at an unknown rate

USFS announces delay in some roads opening

   The USFS has announced that many of the forest roads in the Stanislaus National Forest will not be open for possibly a few weeks.

   This, of course, is due to the heavy storms which have left deep snow in the back country and their need to check these roads for damage before opening them. They advise you check with your local USFS office for details.

Letter to the Video links??


    Just letting you know that I overheard a low-life racist bragging that he has a link to a camera

Dog on Hwy 26

   April 13, 2017 at 7:35 AM:  A large tan dog is on Hwy 26 near Burson Road in Rancho Calaveras.

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

Traffic collision in Mokelumne

  April 13, 2017 at 7:30 AM:  CHP is still at the scene of a car vs. tree on Hwy 49 near Big Bar Road in the Mokelumne Hill area.

    The tree fell across the roadway, so avoid the area if possible until it can be removed. No injuries were indicated.

Another rainy day

   Be careful if you are off to work this morning. The roads are wet, wet, wet!  Snow is at Camp Connell, where chains are now required.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Leading cause of death...

   The leading cause of death among 15 to 20 year olds is motor vehicle collision, according to CHP.

   They are offering a class to assist young drivers in becoming safe, responsible drivers  It will be held on May 9, 2017. You must RSVP to the San Andreas CHP office. Some insurance carriers give a discournt for the class.

With Bannon gone, Trumps a globalist!

   Now that Steve Bannon has been eliminated as an influencing force on Donald Trump, Trump actually likes NATO and is becoming a true globalist.

   This is obviously the influence of his daughter and son-in-law Jared Kushner.  He had to read his speech today, but it was clearly written by Ivanka and Jared.

Man, dog and sun...

This photo was taken last week! Wow!!

UPUD discusses water for Metzgers

   On the agenda of the regular meeting of the Union Public Utility District for Wednesday April 19, 2017 is approval for water from the Smith meter for Joel and Emily Metzger.

   The meeting begins at 7 PM and will be held at 339 Main Street in Murphys.

Charlene Adell DeRivi

   Charlene Adell DeRivi was born in Phoenix, Arizona May 6, 1940 to Sterling and Lorene White.

   She passed away

Don't just sit there....if you have a neighbor...

   If you have a

Murphys Sanitary District discusses pond overflow

   On April 13, 2017 the Murphys Sanitary District board meets at 9 AM at their office on Ernest Street in Murphys.

   On the agenda is the overflow of Pond 4, their discussions with the DWR regarding the incident and the follow-up reports.

Winner of InFocus competition

This photo is called "River of Sorrow' and was taken by
Susan Conner. It won Best Of Show in the Annual
InFocus Competition in Sonora

Calaveras LAFCo to discuss CCWD Sphere of Influence

   On April 17, 2017 the Local Area Formation Commission for Calaveras County will meet at 6 PM in the Calaveras Supervisor Chambers in San Andreas.

   On the agenda is the budget and the sphere of influence for Calaveras County Water District (CCWD).

Calaveras Chamber of Commerce gets large grant--Help your business???

   The Calaveras Chamber of Commerce, now calling itself Calaveras Economic Development,

Dog loose in Rancho Calaveras

   April 12, 2017 at 9:05 AM:  A brown and black dog has been reported running loose on Hartvickson Lane near Cane Lane in Rancho Calaveras.

   If your dog escaped, you better go claim it before it is hit or taken to the pound.

Mustang vs. embankment

   April 12, 2017 at 8:10 AM:  A Ford Mustang has run off Hwy 108 and hit the embankment near Tulloch Dam Road in Jamestown.

  No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious if headed in that direction.

Trump and Spicer "MFEO"!!

   You remember in the movie "Sleepless in Seattle" where the little girl is giving  letters for places Tom Hanks son went 'NY'. 

    In the letter the boy wrote to Annie, he said

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Special Meeting of Calaveras Supervisors!

   As a result of the totally screwed up violation of the Brown Act ordered by Supervisor Oliveira, sending Supervisor Mills to try and secretly write a cannabis BAN behind the scenes, there will be a Special Meeting for Calaveras Supervisors.

   The meeting is about CANNABIS!  It is on April 18, 2017 at 9 AM, per Oliveira.  STOP violating the Brown Act.

Now Oliveira lies!!! He wanted secret ADHOC committee

   At the April 11, 2017 Calaveras Supervisor meeting Chair Oliveira denied that he wanted a secret  ADHOC committee.

   This is an OUTRIGHT LIE!!  He, in fact, along with Dennis Mills, were pushing it from the beginning!! Stop lying Oliveira. How can the voters have any respect for you???

So many lies...from McmAnus and Reinke

   It's hard to believe that even after the courts threw out McmAnus and Reinke's phony ballot measure to ban cannabis, they still get up in front of the Calaveras Supervisors on April 11, 2017 and LIE, LIE, LIE!!!

   McmAnus stated that most California counties have already banned cannabis. A LIE!!! Everyone wants a ban of cannabis!!  Another LIE!!  Reinke stated the same things!  A LIE!!!

Oliveira calls for break to discuss ADHOC Cannabis committee privately???

   Something is not right at the Board of Supervisors meeting of April 11, 2017.  After Jack Garamendi made the recommendation that the ADHOC Cannabis committee be disbanded

Fish and Game DOG item postponed

   The Calaveras Supervisors voted on April 11, 2017 to table the Fish and Game Commission's recommendation letter to be signed by Chair Oliveira.

   The letter, according to Chair Oliveira, was NOT written by him, even though it has his signature at the bottom.  It was very confusing as to what this Fish and Game regulation was actually about.

Calaveras Supervisors address death of tree worker

    At the April 11, 2017 Calaveras Supervisor meeting, the board asked Jeff Krovitz of Public Works about the death of the tree worker last week.

   Krovitz said that tree work

Vehicle rollover in Avery

   UPDATE:  Minor injuries were reported in this rollover.

Gold Rush Writers Conference

   The 12th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference has been announced for May 5-7, 2017 in the picturesque gold country town on Mokelumne Hill

    It will be held at the Leger Hotel and will be open to the public.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Owner of lost dog found!

  Good News!  Angels Police report that the owner of the lost blind lab have been located and they are now reunited.

   The PD wants to thank everyone who helped spread the word that led to the reunion.

If you have lied to your family...

  ...yes, lied to them all, that you are an innocent baby and have not done anything wrong,

Hit and run at Murphys Bank

   April 10, 2017 at 2:20 PM:  A bank employee on Tom Bell Road in Murphys reported that a customer struck her vehicle and then fled the scene.

   CHP is en route to the bank.

Native plant sale a success

   CCWD's native plant sale was a success, with over 100 people attending and buying plants.

    The sale was in connection with the Native Plant Society of California.


Joseph Jakubowski manifesto to Trump

      A massive manhunt is underway for a Wisonsin man who stole a bunch of guns from the Armageddon Gun Store and send a long Manifesto to Trump.

   He apparently has threatened churches and schools along with Trump and other government officials.  His burned out car was located last night.  Is he headed for DC?

Admission to being PEEPING TOM?? Blue Tarp Gang again???

   We have reported suspected PEEPING TOM activities by a neighbor to the Calaveras County Sheriff many times.  Temporary sheriff Debasilio does nothing!

   We have reported three different cameras with hookups to computers and zooms

Is this your DOG??

   A yellow Labrador type dog has been found wandering on Hwy 4 near the Family 4 Fitness in the Valledito area.

   She appears to be blind. Call the Angels Camp Police Department if she is yours or if you know who it belongs to. 736-2567 before she is taken to the Animal Shelter.

Concern about sexual predation among Oliveira and DeBasilio campaign

   Due to comments we have received and other information regarding those who are involved in the election campaigns for District 3 Supervisor Oliveira and Temp. Sheriff DeBasilio (best drinking

Goats on Hwy 4 in Angels Camp

   April 11, 2017 at 11:15 AM:  Goats are on Hwy 4 near Stallion Way in Angels Camp. Others are reportedly still in the pasture but may come onto the roadway.

   CHP is attempting to locate the owners.  Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Car vs. dog at Bear Valley

   April 11, 2017 at 11:10 AM:  A car reportedly hit and killed a dog on Hwy 4 at the entrance to Bear Valley.

   CHP is en route to the scene.

Burglary at US Forest Service

   A burglary was reported to the Calaveras Sheriff on April 9, 2017 that occurred at the US Forest Service building on Smokey Court in Camp Connell.

  The Calaveras Sheriff took a report of the incident.

Collision in Jamestown

   April 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM:  A car has run off Wigwam Road at Jamestown Road in Jamestown and the driver is injured.

    CHP is at the scene. CPR is being performed on the injured person.  Be cautious if in that area.

Supervisor Mills to present BAN Cannabis plan tomorrow

   District 4 Supervisor Dennis Mills plans to present his plan to ban Cannabis in Calaveras County after holding secret meetings to organize his ideas.

SRT presents "NOISES OFF"

   The Sierra Repertory Theater opens a new show on April 14, 2017.  The name of the show is "NOISES OFF"

   This show is at Fallon House Theater in Columbia and is known as one of the funniest comedies EVER!!   Call 532-3120 for reservations!

Calaveras Supervisors over DOGS tomorrow!! For MONEY!!!


At the Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors meeting Chair Oliveira has put a letter to be sent to California FISH and GAME regarding using dogs

Easter Chickens??

Pretty fancy Silkies!!!

City of Angels Camp AGAIN raising water rates???

  Yes, it was one of the McmAnuses who recommended to the Angels Camp City Council last week to AGAIN raise the

Threats to reporters from racists and dirty cops --DeBasilio dirty cop???

    All across the county the Trump racists and dirty cops make threats, even those of death, to reporters who DARE to write the truth about them.

   Many have quit in this Nazi environment of Trump. 

Joe Piscopo for Governor??

   It's been many years since comedian Joe Piscopo was on Saturday Night Live doing imitations of Richard Nixon and others.

   He has a radio show in New Jersey now and is seriously thinking of running for Governor against Christie.

Once you're a dirty cop.....

   You're ALWAYS a dirty cop!  You'll die known as a dirty cop!!

Traffic collision in Tuolumne

    April 10, 2017 at 8:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Tuolumne Road and Black Oak Drive in Tuolumne.

  An ambulance is en route to the scene. Be cautious if in that area.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Give adorable Socks a home...

Visit Socks at the Calaveras Animal Services shelter
in San Andreas.

If a neighbor woman is a dog poisoner....

  In this day and age of violent women, closet drunks, dirty cops, racist Nazi-ites in American, everyone needs to take extra care around neighbors.

   If you are aware that a neighbor woman you believe is a closet drunk

Giants now 1 and 5 for season

   Not exactly the best start to the 2017 baseball season, the SF Giants are currently 1 win and 5 losses for the year.

   They play the San Diego Padres later today at Petco Park in San Diego.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Traffic collision in Linden

   April 7, 2017 at 1:05 PM:  A Cadillac reportedly ran off Hwy 26 and into the ditch near Shelly Road in Linden.

   An ambulance and CHP are responding to the scene. Be cautious if in that area.

Does anyone believe for ONE minute....

....that Donald Trump suddenly loves little Syrian children??  BULL

Traffic collision in Arnold

   April 7, 2017 at 1 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a collision on Hwy 4 near the Arnold Bypass.

   No injuries were indicated. Drive slowly. The roads are slick and the plow hasn't been through.

Snowing in Arnold--Careful!!

   April 7, 2017 at 12:30 PM:  It is now snowing pretty hard in Arnold (around 4000'), so be careful if you are headed that way.

   Carry chains as they are now required just above Arnold.

The Big Dipper, upside down

   This gorgeous photo of the Big Dipper was taken inside of a crater called Castle Eye.

   Upside down or right side up, the Big Dipper is easy to spot.

Tree worker struck by falling tree, dies

   As we reported on April 6, 2017, around 11:20 AM, the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office and emergency fire department personnel, were dispatched to Whiskey Slide Road north of the intersection of West Murray Creek Road in Mountain Ranch.

    According to the Sheriff's Office report, a 21-year-old male

Governor Brown declares drought OVER!!

    Most everyone was happy to hear Governor Brown come out and state publicly that the 7 year drought in California was over, at least for now.

    The Governor says he want strict conservation measures in place permanently to try and fortify our supply of water for the next drought.

CCWD meets April 12, 2017

  The Calaveras County Water District board of directors will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday April 12, 2017.

   The meeting will be held at their headquarters on Toma Court in San Andreas and begins at 9 AM.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Overturned car on Hwy 108

   April 7, 2017 at 10:15 AM:  A car has reportedly overturned on Hwy 108 near Tulloch Dam Road in Jamestown.

   A tow truck and ambulance are en route to the scene. Be extra cautious!  The roads are wet!

Report of Secret meeting in Calaveras--LIES!! Mills dangerous!!

   Item 21 of the Calaveras Supervisors meeting agenda on April 11, 2017 is a report of the SECRET meetings with Dennis Mills and Jack Garamendi to BAN cannabis without the public present.

   It was clearly stated that this committee would ONLY

Cowardly hunters Magladry and Oliviera want dogs to torture again in Calaveras!!!

Black bears mostly harmless to humans!
Humans who are not COWARDLY HUNTERS!!
  We believe they should be in prison, locked
up forever!!!

  RECALL Oliveira!!!

   On the Calaveras Supervisors agenda on Tuesday April 11, 2017 is item 20, which Bill Magladry

Bomb them! I need better poll numbers!!

Tie matches face!!!
Bomb 'em!
   After being told that his poll numbers were even worse that two days earlier, Trump decided to bomb an airport in Syria.

    He had been told that nothing improves your polling like a war!!!  Of course, he notified Russia that he was going to do it first!!  Then Russia told Syria!! Oh, brother!!

Hit and run in San Andreas

   April 7, 2017 at 8:30 AM:  A white car reportedly hit another vehicle and left the scene on Hwy 49 near Hwy 12 in San Andreas.

   CHP has been notified that the vehicle headed towards Jackson on Hwy 49.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Don Rickles dies

      Don Rickles, legendary comedian, has passed away. He was 90 years old.


Falling tree strikes person in Mountain Ranch

 UPDATE by Calaveras Sheriff:  The man died from his injuries.

Nunes steps aside from Russia/Trump investigation

   Amid an investigation of  Rep. Devin Nunes himself being duped into carrying documents from the White House to the White House in order to try and help Trump, Nunes is stepping down from the Chair as part of the Russia/Trump investigation.

    The investigation itself, which each day, it seems, brings new suspicions and allegations of Trumps behavior regarding Russia, will continue in the House, the Senate and the FBI.

Traffic collision on Hwy 4

  April 6, 2017 at 7:20 AM:  A traffic collision was reported on Hwy 4 at Milton Road below Copperopolis.

   A length of fence was taken out. It isn't clear if there are any injuries. A tow truck is responding to the scene.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Work resuming on Ebbetts Pass pipeline

   With good weather, the resumption of regular work on the new pipeline serving Arnold and Ebbetts Pass will resume.

   Watch for workers in various areas around Hwy 4 in the Arnold area.

Big rig on fire

   April 5, 2017 at 4:30 PM:  The engine of a big rig is reportedly on fire on Poole Station Road near Riata Way between Angels Camp and San Andreas.

    Avoid the area if possible.

Dodge Ram vs Fire Hydrant

   April 5, 2017 at 1:25 PM:  A white Dodge Ram overturned after crashing into a fire hydrant on South Fork Road at Wildcat Ridge Road in the Twain Harte area.

   An ambulance and CHP are en route to the scene. Avoid the area if possible.

Calaveras Democrats meet

   Calaveras County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on April 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Main Library in San Andreas, in the Chesebrough Room.

   The speaker will be Martha Gamez, CDP Regional Director will be the main speaker. The public is
welcome to attend.