Friday, June 30, 2017

Head-on collision in Mokelumne Hill

   June 30, 2017 at 6 PM:  A head-on collision has caused major injuries on Hwy 26 and Sky High Drive in Mokelumne Hill.

   CHP and an ambulance responded to the call which was reported around 4:45 PM.   The roadway is now clear.

Greta Van Susteren out at MSNBC--Ratings

  Greta Van Susteren, a veteran of FOX News joined the MSNBC lineup in January, 2017. She had a problem getting ratings necessary to get good sponsors.

    Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell have exceptionally high ratings and Van Susteren just couldn't seem to get a fan base.  Thursday, June 29, 2017 was her last day. Ari Melberg will take her place next week.

Trump tried to BLACKMAIL Scarborough!! Arrested???

   Apparently, the worst part of the Morning Joe saga is still to come.  Joe Scarborough this morning told the story about Trump threatening to blackmail

July Chamber of Commerce Mixer in Arnold

   The Calaveras Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer and BBQ at Realty World in Arnold on July 20, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 PM.

   The charge for 2 drink tickets is $10.  It doesn't say how much the food is.

Mika and Joe: Trump is NOT WELL!!

    After the shocking insults Trump hurled at Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski of Morning Joe yesterday, everyone was watching to see what they would say this morning on their show.

City of Angels (Camp) holding budget hearings???

Let's just DOUBLE the
sewer and water rates
and all the other fees to
pay for our retirement checks!!!
  On July 6, 2017 the City of Angels (Camp) is supposedly holding budget hearings for 2017-18.

  The  meeting starts at 3 PM and will be held at the Angels Firehouse.  Will it be an honest discussion about the Grand Jury decision that the City should DISSOLVE

Traffic collision in San Andreas

    UPDATE:  Injuries in this collision are apparently minor, per CHP.  One person is being flown to Modesto Memorial for treatment.

 June 30, 2017 at 10:40 AM:   A traffic collision

Radical Extremist Rep McClintock says......

Yes, PANTS on Fire Mr.
 McClintock!!!
    The most radical extremist right wing Republican in this area is OUR Rep. Tom McClintock!

   Hard to believe, but today he sent out a press release, accusing the LEFT of being the radicals. Check this out:

    It is titled "Stopping the Radicals"  OMG, what a laugh!!

Ebbetts Pass Hwy 4 opens today

 Caltrans plans to open Hwy 4 Ebbetts Pass today at 1 PM, after a long winter snow was cleared.

   Now people can travel

Those who passed in Calaveras County

      On June 16, 2017 Brent Bangham passed away at the

Pieces of Metal on Hwy 49

   June 30, 2017 at 9:50 AM:  Two pieces of metal have been reported on Hwy 49 near Fourth's Crossing and Fricot City Road.

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

Summer artist reception in San Andreas

Sunny but Windy
by George Dillon
   On Saturday July 1, 2017 the Calaveras Arts Council is holding a reception for artists and art lovers from 3 to 5 PM

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Blue Apron going public

   Blue Apron (APRN), the meal kit delivery service is planning on going public with an IPO on June 30, 2017.

   The will raise approximately $300 million in their offering at $10 a share.

Trump calls Joe Scarborough 'PSYCHO' and Mika 'CRAZY'

   Trump is just like all insecure weak men who feel insulted by what women reporters may write or say about them and tell others they're crazy.  Trump is no

Governor signs budget with cannabis legislation

   On Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Governor Brown signed the state budget  that included the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.

Man dies after Road Rage violence

     An apparent Road Rage incident on Hwy 99 near Standiford Ave in Modesto left one person dead and left lying on the roadway.

    After getting out of his vehicle to confront the other driver, it was reported by a witness that the driver of that vehicle ran over him and left the scene.   CHP is still searching for that driver.

  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pro-ISIS Team System DZ hacked Calaveras??

   At around 8 AM on June 28, 2017 it was reported that the Calaveras County website, including the Calaveras Sheriff's Office had been hacked.

   The pro-ISIS Team System DZ claims responsibility for the hack.  HUH????? The entire county website has been down since 8 AM.

Alaska's Brooks Falls Bear Cam up and running

This photo is from last year at Katmai!!
   For those who love bears and Alaska, the wait for the live bear cam to come online at Brooks Falls is over.

   There was only one bear there when we last checked, but friends will be joining him soon.  Enjoy it whenever you get a chance while the salmon are running.

Hit and Run in Murphys

   June 28, 2017 at 6:05 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a reported hit and run on Hwy 4 near Pennsylvania Gulch Road in Murphys.

  No injures have been indicated.

Calaveras Ranger Station reopens all forest roads

   Just in time for the 4th of July weekend, the National Forest Service has been able to reopen all roads in the Calaveras Ranger Station area.

    They are warning those who travel on them to drive slowly, watching for damage in those roads due to the winter storms.

Calaveras County website hacked!!

   We just received information from the Calaveras Sheriff's Office that the entire county website has been hacked.

Tree down in Mountain Ranch

   June 28, 2017 at 1:30 PM:  A tree has been reported down on Armstrong Road near Cunningham Road in Mountain Ranch, blocking the entire roadway.

   CHP is en route and Calaveras County roads has been notified. Be cautious if in that area.

Dangerous Fire Weekend over 4th

    NO FIREWORKS in Ebbetts Pass!!!!

    But the rest of Calaveras County has

OP-ED by Martin Sheen

  OP-ED by Martin Sheen:

  Our disappointment has turned to disgust!  Disgusted by our commander-in-chief. Disgusted by the Republicans kowtowing to their rich special interests

Bernie Sanders wife involved in fraud investigation

   According to Bernie Sanders, his wife is part of the investigation into fraud involving a college she was once involved with.

   Sanders says his wife did not commit any fraud, but they have hired an attorney to represent her in the matter.

Gas line hit in Turlock

   Turlock Fire Department is at the scene of a large gas leak just off Hwy 99 at Monte Vista near the Lowe's in Turlock.

   The party who reported the leak apparently hit the gas line accidentally while working.  CHP is conducting traffic control in the area.

Music in the Parks at Utica

   On Wednesday June 28, 2017 Calaveras Arts Council presents their Music in the Parks series at Utica Park in Angels Camp.

   Performing will be Random Strangers from 6:30 to 8 PM.  It's FREE!

Stockton police involved in crash--Other driver dies!

      June 28, 2017:  Two Stockton Police were involved in a crash after chasing a suspect earlier this morning.  The driver of the other vehicle involved has died.

    The collision occurred at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Airport Way, near the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Both officers were transported to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

Traffic collision in Linden

   June 28, 2017 at 10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 and Duncan Road in Linden.

  CHP and an ambulance is responding. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Frogtown looking for liquor concessions

 The 39th Agricultural Association that runs the 71 acre Frogtown and the Calaveras County Fair is looking for people interested in an RFP for being an alcohol vendor for two years.

   If you are interested, respond by email laurie@frogtown.org.  by August 10, 2017 for a package. For more information call 736-2561.

WANTED: By Angels Camp Police

   Angels Camp Police are asking for the public's help to find Jayson M. Bermingham, a 32 year old Angels Camp resident.

   According to ACPD, Bermingham is WANTED and has

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Four vehicle crash on I-5

   June 27, 2017 at 5:45 PM:  A four vehicle crash has been reported on I-5 and Hwy 12 in Lodi.

   Two lanes are blocked. An ambulance is responding. One vehicle may have been hit three times.  Four tow trucks have been dispatched to the scene.

Rock Slide on Hwy 12

   June 27, 2017 at 3:25 PM:  A dirt and rock slide has been reported on Hwy 12 near Central Hill Road outside San Andreas.

   Caltrans has been notified.  One lane is blocked. Be cautious if in the area.

Fire in Lockeford area

   June 27, 2017 at 3:20 PM:  A fire has been reported on Clements Road near Kettleman Lane outside Lockeford.

   Fire personnel are responding to the area.

Calaveritas Road blocked

   June 27, 2017 at 3:20 PM:  Calaveritas Road near Fricot City Road is blocked, waiting for County Roads to come out and clear it.

   We aren't sure if it's a tree or something else in the roadway, but avoid the area until it is cleared. 

Calaveras Supervisors waste time on TRANSIT

  Seems every time Supervisor Oliveira gets a chance he wants more reports about Calaveras Transit Service, the bus service for those who can't drive, have no license

Burp! Chaw--Chaw!! Split Splat!!

   What a man! Chew 'baccy mos' yo' life just like your thieving, poaching, jailbird daddy?
.
 Nothing more

Sarah Huckabee Sanders ages 10 years

 Sarah Huckabee Sanders led the first live filmed press conference from the White House in a week, since Trump is determined to end Freedom of the Press.

  When she lectured the Press

Car down into creek in Twain Harte

   June 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM:  A car reportedly went 30 feet over the side of Middle Camp Road and down into the creek near Mount Elizabeth Road in the Twain Harte area.

   An ambulance responded, along with CHP.  A tow truck is now attempting to pull the car from the creek back up onto the roadway. Avoid the area if possible.

GOP TrumpCare withdrawn...for now!

   Sen. Mitch McConnell was not happy when he announced the GOP TrumpCare bill would be withdrawn from the Senate floor today without a vote.

   They simply do not have enough votes within the Republican ranks for TrumpCare 2017!!  Now the legislators are all leaving for a 2 months vaca!!

CHP: Report on Hwy 26 motorcycle collision

   Per CHP on June 25, 2017 at approximately 12:10 PM Jeremy Kulp (44) of Lodi was riding a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle with passenger

Calaveras sees $57 million losses in property assessments

   Due to the Butte Fire, Calaveras County has seen $ 57 million in losses due to property assessments  being adjusted to owners.

   Leslie Davis, County Tax Assessor, brought the figures to the Calaveras Supervisors at their June 27, 2017 meeting.  Her employees have spent 2 years working on the assessments.

Worst drivers in US in Sacramento

    A study of all large cities in the US shows that the city with the worst drivers is Sacramento.

     The statistics include accidents, traffic citations and DUI's.

Earthquakes in Sierra

  Several small earthquakes were registered and felt from Truckee to Cameron Park this morning.

   They began around 2 AM and the last one was felt around 5:30 AM.

NO Fireworks in Ebbetts Pass

  Although our Calaveras Supervisors are negligent and allow the sale and distribution, including setting off Fireworks in the county, Ebbetts Pass Fire Department

Car strikes deer on Hwy 4

   June 27, 2017 at 8:35 AM:  A car reportedly hit a deer on Hwy 4 at Forest Meadows Drive above Murphys.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. CHP is en route to the area.  Be cautious if headed that way.  Apparently another vehicle without deer warning whistles.

  

Monday, June 26, 2017

Rob Reiner says...WAR

   Hollywood actor and director Rob Reiner says we need to conduct an "ALL OUT WAR" ongoing, against Donald Trump in order to protect our Democracy.

   It's about time Democrats realize this is a WAR and stop pussyfooting around being CIVIL to the liar in chief.  Today the NY Times published a full-page of Trump LIES!!  Good for them!!

CHP: Rear end collision by CHP officer

   According to the CHP report of the collision on June 26, 2017 at approximately 8:05 AM CHP officer Gary Soria (49) of San Andreas, was driving a 2016 Ford northbound on Hwy 49 north of Poole Station Road with another officer, Timothy Fautt

Trump (hahaha) accuses Obama (hahaha) of collusion

   We have never seen anything like this Trump person as a President. Never a filthier womanizer, a racist idiot, and has no ability to take responsibility for anything.

Car fire in San Andreas

  UPDATE:  Turns out its a motorcycle on fire.

White House Fake News: Destroy radical Christian Terrorists??

   Trump met with the Prime Minister of India today.  In his speech afterwards, Trump said he would DESTROY radical

Never forget!! Once you're a Dirty Cop, you're ALWAYS a Dirty Cop!!!

  It doesn't matter how old you get, or how many women your cowardly body tries to injure,

Minor injuries in Hwy 12 crash

   June 26, 2017 at 12:50 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 12 between Lodi and Lockeford.
  
   Minor injuries have been indicated.  Two tow trucks are responding. 

Smoke check in Twain Harte

   June 26, 2017 at 11 AM:  A fire has been reported on Feather River Drive in the Twain Harte area.

   A smoke check for illegal burning is being conducted.  No burning is allowed in Calaveras or Tuolumne counties!!

Calaveras Sheriff's Office in collision??

   UPDATE: The report we received from CHP indicates two CHP officers involved, not Sheriff.

Anthony home in foreclosure

  Casey Anthony's parents George and Cindy, are fighting in court to try and keep their home, which is in foreclosure.

   Casey Anthony was found not guilty of killing her young daughter.

Woman Officer saves ducklings

She saved them all after they fell into a storm drain!

Republicans wage WAR, but Democrats play 'civility' Badminton???

   For a long time now, many have believed that the Republicans have waged violent and vicious war against Democrats in order

Muslim Ban back: Electing Republicans Assures that Racism can Flourish!!

   As long as Republicans are elected and control any part of government, America's standard of honor will be relinquished.

   Trumps appointment

Calaveras County burglaries; to shed, shop, garage, car

   On June 25, 2017 a burglary was reported to the Calaveras Sheriff about a shed broken into at a residence on Pope Street

Burglaries in Calaveras County

   On June 24, 2017 a burglary was reported at a residence on Horseshoe Drive in Hathaway Pines. The Calaveras Sheriff

Burglaries in Copperopolis

     On June 23, 2017 a residential burglary was reported on Council Trail in Copperopolis. No other details available. The Calaveras Sheriff's Office took a report.

   Also on June 23, 2017 a commercial burglary was reported on Lake Tulloch Place in Copperopolis. The Sheriff took the report.

Sonora resident arrested at New Melones

   On June 25, 2017 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Peter Scialabba (39) of Sonora at New Melones Reservoir.

   Scialabba was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon (not a firearm), a felony and for Battery, a misdemeanor.

Harm to elder dependent in Mokelumne Hill

  On June 24, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Jeffrey Lynn Hagerman (56) at his residence on Center Street in Mokelumne Hill.

   Hagerman was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Causing Harm/Death to an Elderly Dependent, a felony and for Disorderly Conduct due to Alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Car runs into ditch

   June 26,2017 at 7:30 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Barbour Road in Rancho Calaveras and into the ditch in front of someone's home.

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

Cooler this week

 The National Weather Service promises our weather will not be as scorching hot as it has been.

  It's supposed to stay in the 90's for the week.  That's a little better, anyway. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Arrest for assault in Angels Camp

   On June 19, 2017 Angels Camp Police say they got a call about a suspicious incident on Gold Cliff Road in Angels Camp.

Motorcycle crashes in Glencoe

   June 25, 2017 at 12:55 PM:  A motorcycle has run off Hwy 26 and crashed near Rich Gulch Road in the Glencoe area.

  An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.  Three CHP are currently at the scene.

Residents of Angels Camp: This is NOT the time to be sentimental!!

   For many years now, the Sierra Sentinel has witnessed first hand the corruption, the general meanness, the malfeasance and the incompetent failure to run  a city

Two vehicle collision in Lockeford

   June 25, 2017 at 12 Noon:  A traffic collision involving two vehicles has been reported on Hwy 12 in Lockeford.

   Minor injuries have been indicated. A Ford Ranger pickup will need to be towed. CHP is at the scene.

Collision at San Joaquin County Jail

   June 25, 2017 at 11:50 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported at the San Joaquin County Jail involving a Patrol car in French Camp.

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

Sierra MacIntosh Users meet

   On July 11, 2017 at 7 PM the Sierra MacIntosh Users Group will hold a regular meeting in Arnold.

   The meeting will be held at the Ebbetts Pass Fire station just off Hwy 4 on Blagen Road.

Kellyanne Conway and FOX and Friends subvert the truth!

   Both Trump and Kellyanne Conway (assistant of alternative facts at the White House) have been on FOX this week, spreading their alternative facts

Representative Garamendi calls out GOP on health bill

   In an interview this morning, Congressman John Garamendi called out the GOP health care bill as 'obscene' and the biggest corrupt transfer of wealth from the poor to the richest

Bears just gotta have fun!!!

A mother bear and her FIVE (count them, five) cubs find a cool place
to play!!

Real "Law and Order"--Anti-Racism and '60's Protests"

   Most men I know love the TV show "Law and Order" and many are watching as they replay shows back in 1999 in a marathon of sorts, especially the ones with Jerry Orbach.

   Last evening there were two 1999

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Two collisions, one fatal in Turlock

   June 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM:  One traffic collision was reported on Hwy 99 at Landers in Turlock, where a black Denali went

Vehicle collision in Mokelumne Hill

   UPDATE:  Per CHP minor injuries are indicated. Ambulance is cancelled.

"Moose-Gate" on Calaveras Supervisor agenda

   The infamous bridge on Blagen Road, used by the Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge, SPI and Calaveras Water District, is on the Calaveras Supervisors agenda on June 27, 2017.

   The cost of the actual bridge is $90,000.  This bridge is now facetiously called Calaveras
Supervisor Oliveira's MOOSE-GATE, cause he just can't seem to get things right!!