Monday, July 31, 2017

Overturned pickup on Hwy 4

   July 31, 2017 at 8 PM:  A full size Chevy pickup has reportedly overturned on Hwy 4 between Poole Station Road and Hunt Road.

   Injuries have not been indicated. The truck is on its side off the roadway. A tow truck is responding.

Rollover on Hwy 26

   July 30, 2017 at 8 AM:  A vehicle has rolled over on Hwy 26 at Wimer Road below Rancho Calaveras.

   Be cautious as emergency vehicles arrive at the scene.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Protest over animal cruelty???

   The Sierra Sentinel was invited to participate in a protest over the apparent death of a dog caused by a pet kennel over this weekend.  There is no excuse for any type of animal cruelty.

   As soon as we see protests outside the house of the dog poisoners and their co-hort at a vet, we will be glad to be supportive.  No dirty cop and their wife-conspirators should EVER be allowed to get away with abusing animals!!!


Jacksonville Fire 60% contained

   July 30, 2017 at 8:15 AM:  The Jacksonville Fire is reported to be 690 acres but is now 60% contained.

   No indicated has been given of any homes destroyed so far in this fire.

Traffic collision in Mountain Ranch

   July 30, 2017 at 8:15 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Murray Creek Road and Railroad Flat Road in Mountain Ranch.

   CHP and an ambulance are en route to the scene.  A vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree or a fence and is partially blocking the roadway.

Jacksonville Fire grows quickly

   As of late on July 29, 2017 Cal Fire reports that the Jacksonville Fire in Jamestown had grown to 600 acres, but was 30% contained.

   Mandatory evacuations had been lifted although advisories were in effect.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Another fire reported in Columbia area

 July 29, 2017 at 6:35 PM:  Air traffic has just indicated a fire near the 49er RV Park on Italian Bar Road in Columbia.

   Fire personnel have been dispatched to the area.  This one is being referred to as the Italian IC.

Traffic collision leads to grass fire in San Andreas

   UPDATE at 6:30 PM:  This fire is now contained at around 20 acres.  Some released to the Jacksonville Fire.

Fire in Jamestown area

  July 29, 2017 at 6 PM:  Cal Fire is battling a 230+ acre fire that was first reported at around 1:30 PM on Jacksonville Road, south of Jamestown.

   Mandatory evacuations are taking place in the area.  Air units are assisting in this fast moving fire.

Collision in Murphys

   July 29, 2017 at 11:05 AM:  A vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Tom Bell Road in Murphys.

    Two vehicles were involved. Hwy 4 is blocked. CHP is en route to the scene. Be cautious if headed that way.

USFS nix's shooting contest for children???

   We recently received a comment from a source at USFS that Mr. Oliveira's shooting contest for children cannot be done on USFS property.

   We don't know the details, but knowing who runs his campaigns, this is not surprising; that they didn't even ask permission. Three year olds???  Give us a break!!

Traffic collision in Twain Harte

   July 29, 2017 at 11 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 in Twain Harte.

   CHP is en route to the scene.

Pickup runs off Hwy 108 in Jamestown

   July 29, 2017 at 10:55 AM:  A pickup has run off Hwy 108 at Hwy 120 in Jamestown.

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

Hit and Run in Columbia

   July 29, 2017 at 10:50 AM:  A hit and run has been reported on Hwy 49 at Rawhide Road in Columbia.

   CHP is en route to the scene.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Trump breaks 150 year old tradition.

    It's been 150 years since any President has broken with this tradition.

    The Trumps have NO PETS!!  It may be due to the fact that he is a germ-ophobe.

Fatal Collision in Ione

   July 28, 2017 at 6:55 PM:  CHP is at the scene of a fatal collision on Hwy 124 and Waterman Road where a pickup ran off the roadway and overturned.

   An investigation into the crash is ongoing at this time. Two passengers were taken to local hospitals.  They had to close Hwy 124 to allow choppers to land.

Traffic collision in Pioneer

   July 28, 2017 at 6:50 PM:  A vehicle ran off Hwy 88 near Omo Ranch Road in Pioneer and crashed.

   An ambulance, along with CHP are responding to the scene.

Earthquake hits just off California coast

   At 5:02 PM on July 28, 2017 an earthquake hit just off the coast of California near Eureka.

   The earthquake was 5.1 magnitude. No reports of injuries or damage.

Is Trump on METH???

   A 70+ year old man who can't sleep, writes things from the White House that often make no sense, is clearly hyper-active, and makes enemies on a daily basis.

   We think that is a sign of some type of drug in the body, affecting the mind. Today he got rid of Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff and put in a Marine General instead! HUH??? It could very well be Meth!!  Let's demand a thorough blood test of all drugs in Trumps system.

Car runs off Hwy 108 and down embankment

   UPDATE:  Major injuries resulted from this collision. 

Bring back the "Calaveras Guardian!"

We consider the black bears
to be the guardian of our forests.
It is a lifetime of bad luck to kill
a black bear and no respectable
person would want to!!
They're majestic!!
   After many requests, we have decided to bring back what was once a regular weekly column when the Sierra Sentinel was in print form.

   For this column we will take volunteer

Daughter of a Pastor: Scaramucci is 'colorful'?

   Sarah Huckabee is the daughter of a prominent pastor and past Presidential candidate, and she is always promoting her religious

Official FAKE News: From the White House!!

   Trump got cheers from police officers when he recommended they 'rough up' their prisoners a little more.  He was referring to those who are minorities which he detests.

   We don't know if any of our local cops were at that rally, but we are aware how racist and supportive of Trump's policies they are. 

SNL gets a 'Mooch"

See Mooch and Chump together for the first time on SNL

Letter to the Editor: Why are Republicans so full of hate??

   Dear Editor:

   I try to pay attention to politics in my limited time for cable news, etc. but I've been really in a quandary over why the Republicans want to get

Detwiler Fire now 75% contained

  After nearly 82,000 acres have burned, Cal Fire reports that the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County is now 75% contained.

   63 homes were destroyed, 13 more

Look at these adorable cuties!

Ready for their forever homes. Go visit the Calaveras Animal
Services in San Andreas.

Fatal collision on Hwy 120

   On July 27, 2017 at approximately 2:30 PM Arthe Dubois (79) of Oakhurst was driving a 1999 Chevy pickup on Hwy 120 east of

Don't leave your DOG home locked in a cage!!

  It could be very dangerous for your dog if it is left outside at home in a cage. Be cautious and take it with you when you leave.  Anything could take place in your absence!

   No one wants to have anything bad happen to their dog, or anyone else's, do they??? Stay safe and keep your dog safer!! Of course, most tell us that if you never would do anything bad to anyone else's beloved pet, you have no worries, so relax!

ACPD: " Another Day at the Office????"

Russell Cline
   Angels Camp Police Department (yes, they still call themselves that) issued a Press Release titled "Another Day at the Office."

   After reading the release, we have to wonder what on earth they are referring to.  Perhaps

The "Maverick" John McCain is a hero AGAIN!

While Mitch McConnell stands staring at him, John McCain
gives him the THUMBS DOWN!!!
   Mitch McConnell insisted that John McCain come back to Washington, even though he had just had surgery and a diagnosis of brain cancer.

   He did, and in the middle

Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 28 -- An anniversary of SHAME for Calaveras County

  And what will the PERP do for his anniversary celebration. Probably stay home, as usual, and play
with his 1" ding-a-ling thing!!!

City of Angels (Camp) writes denial to Grand Jury report?? Sales Tax!!!

   At the Tuesday August 1, 2017 meeting of the Angels City Council, the City Attorney (oh, my, so much of our tax money goes to waste this way), will read the letter he has concocted

Boy Scouts exec apologizes for President

  In an online letter, Michael Surbaugh, chief scout executive for the Boy Scouts of America, stated his sincere apologies to his organizations members.

   "We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program," Surbaugh's letter stated.  I also stated that the organization has steadfastly remained non-partisan.  HMMM. like the time it banned gay scout leaders from the group, huh???

Booze stocks soar....fighting cannabis???

   While we are aware that the BIG POT Booze companies pay to have people fight against any cannabis in the US, the industry is also aware of how many new boozers

Dan Rather says.......

   Dan Rather says that "What we have is the WEAKEST, most CHAOTIC, TOXIC and CONFUSING first six months of any U.S. Presidency in history."

   And Trump believes that he should not only be on Mt. Rushmore, but that he is the most Presidential President (except for Abraham Lincoln) .   Go ahead, you can BARF now!!!

KellyAnne Conway Poor litte billionaires...

  Trumps right wing trumpet KellyAnne Conway went of FOX (of course) this morning, crying foul and with a tear in her eye (her right eye) for the poor little billionaires (with a staff of 10 each) who are 'demoralized' by filling out paperwork for security clearances.

   What is demoralizing is how many of them LIE, LIE, LIE on their forms (or as Kushner said, his aide) because they are not truly qualified, or free from conflicts, in order to serve properly in the White House.

Death of Truth in the White House

   Over the past 6 months, we have watched as Trump desecrates every honor and standard of pride we live for in

Milky Way over Monument Valley - Gorgeous

Why did Calaveras County Superior Court Judge Barrett resign???

    BREAKING NEWS!    A lot of questions are being flung around this morning, after the Valley Springs News and Calaveras County News broke the story

Calaveras Planning Commission spends time fighting ag

   The State of California has not only formally declared that Cannabis is an agricultural product in the state, but also that growing and selling cannabis

Hit and Run fence off Hwy 16

   July 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM:  A rancher reported that someone had run off Hwy 16 in Plymouth and driven through his cattle fence and then left the scene.

   He didn't think any cattle were out, however.  CHP has been notified.

If it wasn't for late night comedy....

   Many folks are saying they may start drinking or that their anxiety level is dangerously high with that wacko nut Trump in the

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ranch Fire grows

  UPDATE:  The Ranch Fire evacuations have been lifted. The fire is holding in size.

House fire in Arnold

 UPDATE at 11:05 PM:  All members of the family have been accounted for.

 UPDATE at 10:20 PM: They have the structure surrounded.

Calaveras Judge Grant Barrett resigns???

   We just received an anonymous tip that Calaveras Superior Court Judge Grant Barrett has resigned.

   We don't have any other details, but will try to confirm or deny the comment.

Car hits boulders on Hwy 26

   July 26, 2017 at 5:15 PM:  A car reportedly hit boulders that rolled onto Hwy 26 at Paloma Road.

   CHP and a tow truck are responding to the scene.

Ranch Fire in El Dorado County grows

  UPDATE:  The acreage quickly went to 90 acres.  It was originally believed this started in Amador County, but is now listed as El Dorado County.

   July 26, 2017 at 5:10 PM:  Per CalFire the Ranch Fire

Watch for speeding car in Angels Camp

   July 26, 2017 at 3:05 PM:  A speeding car weaving in and out of traffic was just reported on Hwy 49 in the area of Middleton's Shopping Center.

   CHP is en route to the area.

Fire in Mt. Aukum area

   July 26, 2017 at 2:45 PM:  A vegetation fire has been reported off Ranch Road in Amador County. This is near Mt. Aukum and is being called the Ranch Fire.

 Fire personnel are en route to the scene. Avoid the area.  This fire is approximately 15 acres. Air attack is coming from Columbia.

Bears just wanna be bears!!!

And bears just wanna have fun!!

American Legion's Boys State--Military right-wing boot camp??

   We've spoken with and read articles written by youngsters around 16 about their experience with or understanding of, Boys State.

   Run by the American Legion,

Three vehicle Collision in Plymouth

   July 26, 2017 at 12:30 PM:  A traffic collision involving three vehicles has been reported at Hwy 49 and Hwy 16 in Plymouth.

   CHP is en route. There is debris in the roadway. A tow truck is responding.

Spin-out in Jamestown

   July 26, 2017 at 10:55 AM:  A woman reportedly spun out on Jamestown Road at Golf Links Road in front of Mother Lode Gun Club.

   CHP and a tow truck are en route to the scene, where the vehicle is partially blocking the roadway.


Is " BigPot" McmAnus honorable?? Some churchmembers ask???

   UPDATE;  We now have a large collection of people who say they gave him money, including pastors and want to know if he is a 501c3 or what?

 Is "BigPot" Bill McmAnus a religious man?

Calaveras District 3 Supervisor holding Shooting contest

Just think how proud you will be of your
child when they bring home a dead squirrel!!
   We have been told by someone who says they are an insider with the Calaveras District 3 Supervisor Oliveira re-election campaign, that a surprise is in store for children.

   Oliveira, it seems, wants to make sure all children from 3 and up are ready to protect themselves,

Traffic collision on Hwy 4

   July 26, 2017 at 8:45 AM : A car has reportedly overturned into a ditch at Hwy 4 and Jack Tone Road below Farmington.

   An ambulance and other emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Rosa Calderon Pot Luck

Another 1000 acres lost in Detwiler Fire

   As of 6:30 PM on July 25, 2017 CalFire reported that the Detwiler Fire had grown another 1000 acres.

   The total acreage is now 80,000 and the containment is 65%.  The number of homes lost is still 63 per the report.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

You are an Nazi accessory to murder if...

   If you know a murder is planned, you are aware of all the details and even talk to others about this murder,

Motorcycle crash on Hwy 49

   July 25, 2017 at 3:55 PM:  A motorcycle collision was reported on Hwy 49 near Carson Hill, outside Angels Camp.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Trump: Boy Scout? Uh, NOOOOOO!

  Last night Trump gave one of his famous campaign speeches, in which he encouraged the crowd to BOO

Barbara Sinatra dies at 90

   Longtime wife of Frank Sinatra, Barbara Sinatra died today.  She was 90 years old.

Public comment on cannabis growing

   One person is trying to change their zoning to RA in Mountain Ranch to have a vineyard and cannabis grow.

   Of course, Mr. BigPot got up and complained,

Manafort gets Subpoena

   The Senate Judiciary Committee has just issue a subpoena for Paul Manafort, Trumps campaign chair who was one of the 8 in the meeting with the Russians in June of last year.

   Will he talk?  He's the experienced campaign person who knew it was wrong to meet with Russians in order to collude to hurt Hillary Clinton. He can't claim DUMB like Trumps son-in-law tried to do.

McmAnus: Calaveras Cannabis Committee??

We're supplying
the booze during all
our vigilante work!!!
  Mr BigPot McmAnus stood up to say that the county will not lose any money they spend to get rid of illegal cannabis grows. hahahaha

MOOSE - GATE/ Supervisor Oliveira SKIPS OUT!!

Me and my moosie
buddies need to get our
boozing back in action!!
  Now we understand why Supervisor Oliveira did not want to be present for todays July 25, 2017 Board meeting in Calaveras County.

   Public works brought to the Board (for the 5th time, he stated)

We all support In Home Supportive Services - IHSS

   At the July 25, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors meeting the Public Authority gave a report on the status and background of In Home Supportive Services.

   After the report, several members of the Advisory Board, including George Fry, got up and requested the Public Authority be dissolved and the budget removed from them. No decisions were made. 

Jack Garamendi - Acting Chair of Calaveras Supervisors

   Since Supervisor Oliveira is out running around for some group or other, Jack Garamendi, Supervisor of District 2, is acting as Chair for the July 25, 2017 Board meeting.

   Oh, what a relief it is!!! A genuinely nice man, who respects the voters and offers courtesy and not bullying like Oliveira!!


Paul Ryan looks haggard and discouraged

   After 20 years in the House, Paul Ryan cheered and cheered when Trump was elected!  Not because he

Who will play 'SMOOCHIE" on SNL?

    Now that poor little 'Spicey' is gone, what will Melissa McCarthy do?  And who will get to play 'Smoochie" Scaramucci on SNL?

Detwiler Fire still growing

  As of July 24, 2017 at 6:45 PM Cal Fire reported the Detwiler Fire is now 78,900 acres and is 50% contained.

  Apparently 1500 homes are still threatened by this fire, although some areas have been repopulated.

The White "MADHOUSE"

   Well, Republicans wanted to make their White House 'WHITE ' again, and they got their wish.

   Now it can be officially called the White "MADHOUSE". 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Utility man finds dead missing dog--What about HUNNER???

   A utility man led the ACPD to the remains in Murphys of a dog they believed is the third dog missing in the strange case of Pet Bath.

   The remains were taken to Joyce Techel, the previous caregiver, who identified

Kushner played the innocent little 'white boy' today

 Jared Kushner played to the hilt his being an innocent bystander in the Trump campaign, never even saw that email about the Russians, he says.

  Trump apparently has taught him how to lie.

Tarruummpp as a TOON???

   Today after the poll came out that said only 27% of the public feels Trump will make it to his 2nd term and it is 42-42% for impeachment or not,  he was spoken of as nothing but a TOON from the movie Roger Rabbit.

   He's hanging on for dear life to a job he'll never understand or be capable of handling.

Collision in Pioneer

   July 24, 2017 a 3;25 PM  A traffic collision has been reported on Meadow Drive in Pioneer.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Car vs. light pole in Linden

   July 24, 2017 at 2:05 PM:  A car has reportedly struck a light pole at Hwy 26 and Bonham Street in Linden.

   Emergency personnel are en route to the scene.

Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County

  The Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County is now 50% contained per CalFire as of 7:30 AM on July 24, 2017.

   The acreage burned so far is 76,500 and it appears that no more homes were destroyed overnight.  The total is 67.

A big word for TRUMP....

Hey! Shuddup!! I'm the big fat
bluebird of happiness, don't ya know??
   In an early morning TWEET, Trump said that his Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is

Music in the Parks...

   On July 26, 2017 the Calaveras Arts Council brings their Music in the Parks program to Railroad Flat School.

   The Highlife Band will perform from 6:30 to 8 PM.

Smokey says......

You will likely have a break-in .... by Calaveras Cops??!!!

 UPDATE:  To the person who wants to know the details, we will not divulge the names of the innocent parties who

FOX's Sean Hannity loses award

   Sean Hannity had been announced as the winner of the Media Research William F. Buckley Award.

   Over the weekend it was announced that the award has been revoked, due to the groups opinion that Hannity is nothing more than a Trump propagandist.  Hannity reportedly went berserk!!

Nazi racists BEWARE!!!

   KKK, Nazi racists, white supremacists and other Trumpites, are not welcome in public and should remain under their rocks.

     Beware the GOOD people in America will defend this country with all their might and YOU WILL ultimately FALL!!!

Bear Valley Music Festival

Jesse Charles Skidmore of West Point

   Jesse Charles Skidmore passed away at his West Point residence on July 15, 2017 with his wife by his side.

Man injured falling out of truck

   July 24, 2017 at 8:25 AM:  CHP and fire personnel are responding to a call of a man falling out of a truck and being injured on Hwy 26 in Mokelumne Hill.

   We don't have any other details at this time.

Fatal head-on collision in Sutter Creek

   July 24, 2017 at 7 AM:  CHP is at the scene of a fatal head-on traffic collision on Hwy 49 in Sutter Creek.

   Avoid the area while investigators do their work and vehicles are towed away.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Vehicle vs. pedestrian juvenile in Burson

   July 23, 2017 at 5:25 PM  A car has reportedly struck a juvenile pedestrian on Burson Road at Lake Camanche.

   Major injuries have resulted from the collision. An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Motorhome on Fire

   July 23, 2017 at 5:15 PM:  A motorhome has been reported on fire on Hwy 108 at Tulloch Dam Road in Jamestown.

   Emergency personnel are responding. Be cautious if in the area.

Please adopt me....

I'm waiting for you at Calaveras Animal Services
in San Andreas

ACPD: Two of the three missing dogs located

  According to Angel Camp Police, a tip by a Calaveras County animal services employee has led to the return of two of the three missing dogs,

Detwiler Fire containment and acreage increase

   As of July 23, 2017 at 7:15 AM the Detwiler Fire is reported at 76,000 acres. It is now 40% contained. This fire burned into 5 counties in Northern California, but did not reach Tuolumne.

  63 residences and 67 other structures have been destroyed and many others damaged.  Residents only are being allowed into areas being repopulated.

Letter to Calaveras County Cannabis Alliance

   Dear Calaveras County Cannabis Alliance

   I have no skin in the game when it comes to marijuana (cannabis), but I do have concerns.

   From all outward appearances it would 'seem'

Car runs off road, through fence

  July 23, 2017 at 8:20 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Crane Road at Patterson Road and through a fence, starting a fire in Oakdale.

   Emergency personnel, including an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Detwiler Fire Overwhelms Calfire comment

     This comment is signed Chadwick  (Sierra Sentinel comments are in parentheses)

   "As a former firefighter, I will say that you are completely wrong about CalFire. CalFire fights fires very aggressively as long as

Dear Cal Fire and Daniel Berlant: Investigate FIRE threats???

   We have thoroughly been attempting to learn the background and policies put in place by CalFire that have made it what it is today, and truly appreciate all comments made without vulgarities.

   There is one other thing that CalFire and specifically our media friend Daniel Berlant

Live Simply... that others may simply live!

Detwiler Fire Overwhelms CalFire comment--long, but worth the read!!

  USFS/CALFIRE PROUD commented to NotACalfire, you do not have your facts straight. Let me clarify some things for you and get you there...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

COG gets new Executive Director, sort of

   At the Special Meeting on July 24, 2017 COG will approve the appointment of Amber Collins to be their Executive Director.

   Collins has been working at COG for some time now.

Fire in Railroad Flat

  UPDATE at 6:30 PM:  Fire units are now relieved from this incident.

Another fire reported on Hwy 49

   July 22, 2017 at 3:45 PM:  Another fire has been reported on Hwy 49 near Mt. Ophir Road in Mariposa.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Bear Valley Music Festival

Begins tonite at 7 PM.

Cal Fire updates Detwiler Fire

   As of 1:30 PM on July 22, 2017 the Detwiler Fire has burned 75,200 acres, 60 homes and 63 other structures plus 1 commercial building.
   The fire is now 30% contained. Some evacuation orders have been lifted.

Smokey says......

...or as we've seen lately
illegal fireworks, or a lawnmower
in dry grass
can cause a terrible fire.

Delaine Eastin in Murphys Sunday

   At 4 PM July 23, 2017 Delaine Eastin will be at Hovey Winery on Main Street in Murphys. She is now a candidate for Governor as a Democrat.

   Accompanying her will be Eleni Kounalakis, who is running for Lieutenant Governor. If you would like to meet them, please come by.

Car rolls over off Hwy 49

   July 22, 2017 at 10:40 AM:  A car has reportedly rolled off Hwy 49 near Knickerbocker Road in the Awhanee area.

   CHP is en route to the scene.  Be cautious of emergency vehicles in the area.

Car vs. Tree on Hwy 120

   July 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM:  A car left Hwy 120 near Victory Avenue and hit a tree. This was between Escalon and Oakdale.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Detwiler Fire Overwhelms CalFire comment

   Sam Lanier made some interesting comments:

   "  Hello all,

   A few things!  The Incident Management Teams, by no means at all, sit back and watch the fires burn, on the CalFire side I'll speak of.

   The CalFire engine crews, and any firefighter

Russia reports Sessions discussed Trump with them

   Everyone suspected something was up when Trump dissed his beloved (although puny) Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Session to the NYT.

  Late last night it was revealed that the Russians were overheard talking about their discussions with Sessions during the Trump campaign, about the campaign.  Sessions is now likely a short-timer.

Detwiler Fire Overwhelms CalFire comment

   A person who identifies themselves as Eric Dyck has made a lengthy comment:

   "Obviously not many commenting in the article has ever been in the fire service in California.  Yes fire is a high dollar business (yes I said business)

Dogs on Hwy 4

   July 22, 2017 at 9 AM:  Multiple dogs are reportedly running on Hwy 4 near Gillis Road just outside Stockton.

   Be cautious until animal control can arrive to the area.

Car runs off Obyrnes Ferry Road

   July 22, 2017 at 8 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis near Black Creek Drive.

   Emergency personnel are responding, including an ambulance.

New aircraft carrier cost $12.9 billion

This is what we need to spend our tax money on,
NOT healthcare for all, RIGHT???
   The newest aircraft carrier, capable of holding 75 planes, has two nuclear reactors and is over 1000' long.

   Named the USS Gerald Ford, the cost of the carrier was $12.9 billion.

'Home Alone' dad John Heard found dead

   John Heard, most famous for playing the part of the dad in 'Home Alone', was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room by authorities.

   He was 72. An investigation is ongoing, but authorities say it is not suspicious at this time.

Chris Matthews: Trump really...

   Chris Matthews has said what most of us are thinking.  That is that Trump really believes he and his family are ABOVE THE LAW?

   Will he get away with this because the Republican  controlled Congress doesn't care about our country; only about their staying in power?  Hopefully, they won't be in power much longer!

Detwiler Fire 25% contained

   As of 7:45 PM on July 21, 2017 the Detwiler Fire was reported by CalFire as 75,000 acres and 25% contained.
    61 residences have been destroyed, 63 what they are describing a MINOR structures, have been destroyed and 1 commercial structure has been destroyed.  Also 13 residences have been damaged, and 6 MINOR structures have been damaged so far.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Mama and baby....

Collision in Murphys

   July 21, 2017 at 9:10 PM:  A solo vehicle collision has been reported on Sheep Ranch Road at Main Street in Murphys.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene. The vehicle apparently went through a fence.

Supervisor Oliveira's Moosegate--Anything to get re-elected!!

Hi there! I'm Ollie the Moosie!
  On the July 24, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors agenda is an item to RENT a bridge from Arrow Bridge for 12 months in order to get Moosegate off Supervisor Oliveira's back.

Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County

  As of 4 PM on July 21, 2017 CalFire reports that the Detwiler Fire is 74,083 acres and is 15% contained.

   Evacuations have been lifted for Mariposa. 58 homes have been destroyed, 60 structures destroyed  and 11 residences have been damaged by this fire.

Oh, the name calling by CalFire employees....

   Let's see now, while we have received several well-written and thoughtful comments, we have had many we cannot even publish due to profanity, filth and let's just call it,poor grammar!
   Being called a 'liberal' is not a bad thing, or a 'snowflake'. But then  there are those who go further with cursing and sexual inferences.   We will continue to publish those deemed publishable.

And Proud Fire Family wrote:

   As a comment to the Detwiler Fire Overwhelms CalFire we got this comment from ProudFireFamily: (Sierra Sentinel comments in parentheses)

   "I can understand the frustration

Detwiler Fire Overwhelms CalFire comment

   And then of course, there are those employees like AC who recommends:"Move!! Don't call us when your house is on fire!!"

   "Don't like Cal Fire? 

Spicey quits because Trump brings in Scaramuchi

   As of last night Sean Spicer, well-known as "Spicey" on SNL, threatened to quit if Trump brought in Scaramuchi as Communications Director.

   Well, Trump did and Spicey quit. So now what??? Huckabee is still there. Trump is still there!!

We appreciate all of those who are emotionally fused to CAL FIRE

   We understand how difficult it is to accept any criticism when you are working for a large agency who pays your paycheck regularly and gives you lots of overtime.

   We appreciate all of you who have made comments, pro and con, on the Detwiler Fire Overwhelms CalFire article.  Well, except for those CalFire employees with filthy mouths and anger management issues. Go take a class!!

Motorcycle crash on Hwy 49

   July 21, 2017 at 10:10 AM:  A motorcycle has crashed on Hwy 49 near the Stevenot Bridge outside Angels Camp.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Be cautious if in the area.

Detwiler Fire Overwhelms Calfire comment

   Chantel Meyer (apparently a CalFire employee) writes about husbands, that she knows for a fact that"NOTHING needs to change at CalFire" and discusses the word professional a lot

Plan B comes to Murphys Community Park

August 4, 2017 at 5:30 PM Plan B will
entertain for First Fridays

Detwiler Fire Overwhelms CalFire comments

   LanceBarnes13 talked about clear-cutting as the answer to fires.

   "Well, what really needs to happen is we need to do preventive maintenance on our lands clear and brush

Traffic collision in Twain Harte

   July 21, 2017 at 8:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 108 at Bonanza Drive in the Twain Harte area.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Be cautious as one lane is blocked.

Detwiler Fire Overwhelms CalFire comment

  Let's take the most recent comment we received first, because it is well-written and does not contain any vulgarity.

   From William Ray, 25 year professional firefighter.

If Mueller tries to get into my TAXES.....

  During the length, but telling interview the NYT did with Trump, he made it clear that Mueller has no right to investigate his or his finances, or taxes.

   The warning was pretty clear. He is so scared of his tax forms being released, he sounds like he would fire Mueller to prevent it.  This is bloodcurdling and a constitutional crisis could be a hand.

Uhhhh....Pardon Me!!!

   Trumpinocchio has been busy having his advisors look up how to go about PARDONING aides, family member and even himself.

   Only the guilty would have to worry about PARDONS, Trump fans!!!

O.J. Simpson gets parole

   The Nevada state parole board granted O.J. Simpson parole and he should be free by October.

   He apparently plans to return to Florida. He will be under strict parole rules.

Interesting comments about CalFire article

   Overnight the Sierra Sentinel received a few comments from CalFire employees, anonymous and otherwise, about the CalFire article on them being overwhelmed by the Detwiler Fire.

Red Camaro vs. pole in Linden

   July 21, 2017 at 6:30 AM:  A red Camaro reportedly has struck a pole on Baker Road in Linden.

   An ambulance is en route to the scene, along with PG&E and a tow truck.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Does anyone know a guy named Jake Read????

Missing in ACTION???

Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County

   For some reason CalFire is reporting that only 500 more acres burned today in the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County.

   Still it is only 10% contained. 50 homes have burned and many other structures have been
destroyed or damaged.

Motorcycle collision near Knights Ferry

   July 20, 2017 at 6 PM:  A motorcycle collision has been reported on Hwy 108 and Kennedy Road, just outside Knights Ferry.

  An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Vehicle fire in Twain Harte

   July 20, 2017 at 4:10 PM:  A vehicle is reportedly on fire on Hwy 108 in Twain Harte.

   Emergency responders are en route to the scene.

Fire reported in Columbia

   July 20, 2017 at 2:55 PM:  A grass fire has been reported on Robinhood Lane and Jamestown Road in the Columbia area.

   CalFire is responding to the scene.

Finally!! Target Shooting restrictions

   In a press release the Bureau of Land Management in El Dorado Hills has issued an emergency target shooting restriction on public lands managed by BLM in 15 counties.

   Beginning today, July 20, no target shooting will be allowed to be fire due to high fire potential.  This remains in effect until fire dangers subside.

Philip Hilmanofski of Angels Camp

  Philip Douglas Hilmanofski passed away in Sonora on July 19, 2017 at the age of 90.

   Born on May 2, 1927 in