Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Neighbor from Hell # 35 -- Mentally deranged

   We have to tell you about a young woman who contacted the Sentinel to tell all kinds of terrible stories about a small business in Arnold.

   What we soon found out was all fabrication,

Three vehicle/motorcycle collision on Hwy 4

  Per a CHP report, we learned that on October 28, 2017 around 2:25 PM David Michael Barnett (47) of Ripon, was driving a 2002 Ford, pulling a boat trailer

Fatal crash in West Point

  According to CHP on October 27, 2017 at around 5:30 PM Christopher Murray (51) of Lodi was driving a 1998 Mazda on Winton Road at a high rate of speed.

David Howard White, Inventor

   David Howard White was born to Howard White and Ellen Johnson White September 13, 1933 in Stockton and grew up near Hathaway Pines.

Fire involving propane tank

   UPDATE:  This was a mobile home with a small vegetation fire. It was quickly

Conspiracy against the United States...Manafort and Gates!

   Manafort and Gates both paid millions to get out on bail, were forced to turn over their passports and are under "home arrest"!

Keep your cats indoors tonight!!! The kkk will be out!!

   We hear that the Calaveras kkk will be out in force tonight and that your pets, especially your black

USFS setting fires intentionally near Lake Tahoe??

   The USFS is the least capable of handling fires in California (hint, the Rim Fire), and now, just they announced they want to arson

Hope Papadopoulus is in safe hiding!!!

  After learning that Papadopoulus not only plead guilty to lying to the FBI, but got a deal for assisting Mueller in the investigation, we are worried.

  It said in the report that he was now a PRO-Active help in the Trump-Russia case, which most likely means he's been wearing a wire for months.  Hope they are hiding and protecting him so he will live to testify.

Trump practicing the three 'D's"

   DT, as he is referred to in the documents surrounding the Russia-Gate scandal, is resorting back to his regular practices of....

   DODGING (like he did the Draft), Deflecting (which he tries to do on Twitter) and Demean (calling Papadopoulus a liar),  the three "D's" of DT!! 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thomas Jeffries, Surveyor in Calaveras County

   Thomas Lloyd Jeffries of Calaveras County, passed away on October 19, 2017 in Sonora, his family and friends by his side.

  He was born on July 12, 1944 in Stockton, but if you asked him he'd tell you Tulsa, Oklahoma where his sisters were born.

   Tom lived out his life amongst the rolling hills of Calaveras County. A land surveyor for

Attempted murder arrest at Oak Shadows

    According to the Calaveras Sheriff on October 28, 2017 deputies responded to the Oak Shadows Mobile Home Park on Calaveritas Road in San Andreas for a report of a shooting,

Trump aid George Papadopolous pleads guilty

   Besides Paul Manafort and his assistant being arrested today, we find out that George Papadopolous has plead guilty to federal agents.

   His guilty plea was handled behind the scenes; for lying to prosecutors.  Is he working with Mueller now?  What is next??

Carve a pumpkin...

Almost the color of TRUMP???

Astros beat Dodgers in extra innings

  Pretty exciting game in the World Series last night. The Astros came from behind to ultimately beat the Dodgers by one run in extra innings.

   Tonight is game six in the servies.  They will be in LA. Astros 3, LA 2.

Fatal collision on Hwy 12

   UPDATE at 9:15 AM:  Hwy 12 is now reopened.

  October 30, 2017 at 7 AM:  An early morning crash

Sunday, October 29, 2017

49ers in Pennsylvania today, Raiders in New York

   The 49ers are in Pennsylvania today to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

   The Niners are now

UPDATE: Lady Catterly has been adopted!!!

See her and others at the Calaveras Animal Shelter
'Cat House' in San Andreas

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Calaveras Supervisors cancel Halloween meeting

   The scheduled meeting for the Calaveras Supervisors on Tuesday October 31, 2017 has been cancelled.

  It was suggested that they all wear costumes for Halloween and perhaps they chickened out!!!

Someone laying on Hwy 49

   CHP and fire are responding to a report of a someone laying on Hwy 49 near Carson Hill, outside Angels Camp.

   No other details were given. Be cautious if in that area.

Big Trees cut down for "DAYLIGHT" on Hwy 4

   Caltrans now says that the real reason they cut down all the beautiful big redwoods along Hwy 4 above Big Trees State Park was to "DAYLIGHT" the roadway. HUH?????

Rollover on Hwy 4

   October 28, 2017 at 12 Noon:  A single vehicle rolled over on Hwy 4 near Six Mile Road outside Angels Camp.

GOP funded website started anti-Trump research

   The Dossier, oh yes, the Dossier!  Mr. Trump doesn't like it, said this week it was paid for by the Democrats and is FAKE!

  Turns out, however, that it was originally funded by a GOP

Astros lead Dodgers 2 games to 1 in World Series

   The win by the Astros in last nights World Series game was not without controversy.

  In face, the Astros 1st baseman may be fined for making racist gestures to the Dodgers pitcher. He had caused his fingers to slant his eyes at the corner and made a racist comment to him.

Carved any great pumpkins yet?


Who is first Trump investigation indictment???

   Special Counsel Robert Mueller got his first indictment yesterday in DC.  The documents are sealed, so it isn't clear who the first person charged is, but we may learn by Monday.

   Since Manafort's home had been searched and he received a letter of possible charges, it may be the one time campaign manager of Trump.

Death investigation in Calaveras County

   Calaveras County Sheriff's deputies are investigating  the death of a man who was dropped off

Friday, October 27, 2017

Arson arrest in Santa Cruz Mountains Fire

   A local man has been arrested in connection with the arson and looting in the Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek. Nearly 400 acres was destroyed, including 6 structures.

  Authorities say it seems that the man was angry with a neighbor and set the fire, then moved into an evacuated house, stealing jewelry.

What a deal!! What a deal!!!

   Believe it or not, a 2 person company called Whitefish, which is located in Interior Secretary Zinke's hometown was miraculously awarded a non-competitive bid for $300 million to restring the power lines that came down in Puerto Rico during hurricane Maria.

  Is that a coincidence, or what?  No wonder the governor or Puerto Rico was treated like royalty at the White House just before the contract was signed.  Investigation, you think??? What a deal!!

UNSEAT Tom McClintock in 2018

  Four Democrats are vying to be the one to run against and unseat Republican Trumpian Tom McClintock in 2018.

   On Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 6:15 PM you can meet them at the Calaveras Main Library in San Andreas.

$2.2 million work on Drunken Question Mark???

  Well known as the Drunken Question Mark in Murphys, the intersection created when Kautz wanted to develop Bret Harte Center, got a slight improvement lately.  There was a lot of

UPDATE: Hercules Adopted!!

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

JFK assassination files....some released

   Trump may be holding onto some of the JFK assassination files to release on a bad news day in his future.

   The fascinating files did reveal that J. Edgar Hoover wanted the public convinced that Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President.  Still many questions....more to be released in 6 months, per Trump!

Harvest moon time...

A good luck kitty!!

Calaveras County racist troll now haunting CNN

Stinking no-good
racist trolls need
to climb back under
their rocks!!!
   Don Lemon, one of the best at CNN, has been sympathetic to the widow of LaDavid Johnson, and harsh on Trump for

Angels Camp Police arrest Murphys man: Multiple felonies

   According to Angels Camp Police, on November 25, 2017 at around 9:45 PM, an officer observed a Jeep Wrangler heading northbound on Hwy 49 near Copello Drive without a

Kelly Moore Paint

                                .... Arnold True Value in Meadowmont Shopping Center.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Calaveras politics!! Someone was missing...Why???.

   There were notables and elected officials galore at the CCWD ribbon cutting ceremony in Arnold on October 25, 2017, but something was missing.

   There was D3 Supervisor and the Calaveras Sheriff, COG Rep and Planning Commissioner, State officials were represented, Fire officials and even McClintock's office sent someone

Traffic collision in Avery

UPDATE at 1:45PM:  Per CHP no injuries are indicated in this collision.

House fire in Murphys

   October 26, 2017 at 8:45 AM:  Multiple fire units are on Pennsylvania Gulch Road in Murphys for a house fire that was reported.

  Be cautious if in that area.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Calaveras teachers settle contract

  A temporary settlement has been worked out between the Calaveras Unified School District and its 100 plus teachers.

   Classes were able to resume today as a result of the deal, which is yet to be ratified by employees.

Thank you Supervisor Oliveira....

   We just returned from attending the CCWD ribbon cutting ceremony at Cedar Center in Arnold, where they were celebrating the completion

Car vs. tree in West Point

   October 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM:  A car has reportedly hit a tree on Main Street in West Point.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.  A helicopter has been ordered for the patient, who apparently had a seizure.

Rebecca Callen for Calaveras Supervisor???

   We have received several calls for Rebecca Callen, currently the Calaveras County Auditor, to run for Supervisor.

   She is bright, has the guts to stand up to the nasty male dominated board and is still young and enthusiastic.  Sounds like a good idea. We'll ask her.

Do you know this woman?

  UPDATE on October 26, 2017:  Per the Calaveras Sheriff, the woman has been identified.

Rock and Roll pioneer Fats Domino dies

   With a master skill at the piano and a mix of rhythm and blues and rock and roll, Fats Domino was a legend in the entertainment world.

   He died yesterday at the age of 89. Blueberry Hill is one of his trademark hits.

CCWD celebrates PIPELINE completion in Arnold

   On October 25, 2017 at 1 PM the Calaveras County Water District (CCWD) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Cedar Center in Arnold.

   It will celebrate the completion of a $4 million pipeline replacement

Calaveras Auditor should have Professional Standards like Rebecca Callen

  Calaveras County has been fortunate for the past few years to have Rebecca Callen as Auditor. Under her control, the county has seen a cleaning up of questionable

Collision in Jackson

   October 25, 2017 at 8:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 and Depot Road in Jackson.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. Be cautious if in that area.

"You won't have Mr. BigPot to kick around anymore!" Farewell, goodbye, good riddance!!!

Come on, let's all
go get drunk,
Trumpians!!
   The last words we heard from Mr. BigPot McmAnus at the October 24, 2017 Calaveras Supervisors meeting was something like "You won't have me to kick around

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Calaveras Supervisors vote to REGULATE Cannabis---NO BAN!!!

   After years of infighting and political roohaas by the Alt-Right, today came down to the phony and allegedly fraudulent EIR report by Jack Cox and Supervisor Mills in Calaveras County.

   On top of all that, a letter written by

Where is Jack Cox???

  At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on October 24, 2017 members of the public asked "Where is this Jack Cox, whom Supervisor Mills says is the author of the phony report and EIR he turned in last week?

   No response to this question. Is he sitting in his multi-million dollar house on Lake Tulloch laughing at everyone in this county, or is he planning what evil he can do next???

Mills and Clapp conspired???? Representing Calaveras BOS? Corruption!!!

   Clyde Clapp was turned in by a member of the public just now at the Calaveras Supervisor meeting on October 24, 2017 as  the author of a letter regarding the Mills EIR sent

Resident wants to know....

   One resident got up at the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on October 24, 2017 to ask what else in this report that Supervisor Mills turned in to the county, is false and/or using people without their permission.

   She also asked why, if they are so worried about the SPI pollution of the land. They use herbacides on thousands of acres of land in Calaveras County.

Phony EIR by Calaveras Supervisor Mills intent to deveive public

  One member of the public in Calaveras County attacked Supervisor Mills at the Board meeting on October 24, 2017 for intentionally trying to faust off a phony EIR on the citizens of Calaveras about cannabis.

   This was a scare tactic, which the resident said BACKFIRED on Mills and Jack Cox.  He said that he cannot trust the man.  We already knew that, sir!

Cannabis farmer threatens to SUE Calaveras County and MILLS

   The Calaveras cannabis farmer who's property was used for photos by Dennis Mills and Jack Cox in their phony EIR report.

   He stated that they have DEFAMED him and that his farm is totally legal and approved.  Uh-Oh, Mr. Mills!!! You are a total screw-up, as always.

Supervisor Mills costs Calaveras County MORE money

     Supervisor Dennis Mills in Calaveras County forced the county to PAY  for 2 more full days of consulting because of his and Jack Cox's poor EIR.

   The consulting firm that Calaveras County had to pay to THROW Mills' EIR into the garbage will be billed to Calaveras County.  Mills and Cox are a disgusting threat to our county.

Calaveras Supervisor Clapp personal attacks on Auditor?

   Calaveras District 5 Supervisor is in big trouble! Not only was he repeatedly reprimanded for his behavior as it related to rude and improper actions

Tom Tryon just entered the room!!

  October 24, 2017 at 9:45 AM:  Tom Tryon just entered the chamber of the Board of Supervisor's meeting.

Public calls Calaveras Supervisors rude, incompetent bigots

   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on October 24, 2017 several people got up during Public Comment to make insulting comments about the Board members.

   Both the Chair Oliveira and Clapp and Mills were drug out on the carpet for their rudeness and bigotry, and lack of respect for their citizens.

You have a right to withhold your name at Calaveras Supervisors meetings

   We just received a letter from a man who has been attending and speaking out at Calaveras Supervisor meetings for some time now.

  He now wants his name stricken

World under stress due to Trumpian religion?? Try Mathis!!

   There is a new religion and those who follow it known as Trumpians.  These are not Christians, because true Christians could never

Monday, October 23, 2017

Man laying on Hwy 4

   October 23, 2017 at 3:10 PM:  A man is reportedly laying on Hwy 4 near Red Tail Hawk in the Arnold area.

   It isn't listed as a colilsisin but a tow truck has been dispatched to pick up a vehicle nearby.

Trump wins...breaks record!!!

The official tweeter in chief
is also the LIAR in Chief!!
   Finally...Trump being recognized for something he is good at.  He wins...he breaks the record.

  Yes, as of today, Trump has told 1319 LIES in 267 days in office.  His hostage staff isn't doing badly either. But Trump WINS!!!

Minor injuries in Martell collision

  October 23, 2017 at 1:50 PM:  A traffic collision at the intersection of Hwy 88 and Hwy 49 in Martell has resulted in minor injuries.

  CHP and an ambulance are at the scene. Tow trucks are responding.

How can Draft-Dodger Trump....

  Shocking and disgusting to see...TRUMP (a draft-dodging coward) be allowed to decorate a VietNam war

Who approved Jack Cox to write ANY EIR for Calaveras Supervisors Mills, Clapp and Tofanelli???

  The question of what qualifies Jack Cox and his Communications Institute to write a NEW Calaveras County EIR on cannabis, and who approved it being written, is now

Calaveras Supervisor Mills is crazy Voice of Doom, along with Clapp and Tofanelli

   Tomorrow is another big day for the Supervisors of Doom in Calaveras County: Mills, Clapp and Tofanelli.

     Mills and Cox's EIR is a doom scare

What kind of fuzz smells worse in Calaveras County???

  What kind of dirty fuzz do you think smells worse; a DIRTY Oldd Hamm or a

OP-ED: Arnold should incorporate and become City

  Due to the insanity that is going on at the Calaveras Board of Supervisors and the incompetence of District 3 Supervisor Oliveira, the town of Arnold needs to become a City and incorporate.

   It is the only way to escape the corruption at the Calaveras Sheriff and the waste of what is a very large bulk of the county's tax revenue!!! ESCAPE the INSANITY of Trump crazies!!!

Traffic collision in Valley Springs

  UPDATE:  The Sheriff is now responding to a report of people coming onto the roadway, yelling obscenities at other drivers.  It isn't

The Great Alt-Right's Calaveras Cannabis Ban

   On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 the Calaveras County Supervisors will again have on their agenda, the Alt-Right's Great Calaveras Cannabis Ban.

  They will be holding prayer

Car vs. deer in Copperopolis

   October 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM:  A tow truck is responding to a report of a car striking a deer on Hwy 4 in Copperopolis.

  No injuries were indicated to the driver. If they had deer warning whistles, they might have prevented the injuries and probable death of the deer and damage to their vehicle.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Jack Cox is CEO of Mills' EIR in Calaveras County???

  We have many questions about why Supervisor of District 4 Mills and Jack Cox, CEO of The Communications Institute are such close allies?

   We also want to know if it's true that ExxonMobil has donated $515,000 since 1998. Should the county of Calaveras accept such a report?  What is going on in Mills' effort to ban cannabis???

This can be Ebbetts Pass

Without fire hydrants, homes in Napa
went up like match sticks.
Ebbetts Pass is just like that because
CCWD has not established fire
hydrants in areas other than where their
Directors live!!
It's only a matter of time!'

Overturned pickup in Plymouth

   October 22, 2017 at 5:40 PM:  A pickup has reportedly overturned on Hwy 16 in Plymouth.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Traffic collision in Jackson

   October 22, 2017 at 3:20 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Jackson Gate Road in Jackson.

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

Nazi Blow Job???

They prefer a leaf blower!!!

Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira's Moose-Gate bridge????

  Well, they found Oliveira's Moose-Gate bridge, took it to White Pines and UH-OH, it dooesn' fit at all.  Too high, only one way,  Emerson, who has the contract, said...

  We will have to build abutments on each end of the bridge to make it fit.  Still not drivable and may never be drivable for the FIRE ENGINES and LOGGING Trucks who were purported to need it.

Four Star General dishonors vets, Marines and our country

  By making up lies about a black Congresswoman to try and deflect from Trumps moronic behavior, Kelly has not only dishonored himself.

   General Kelly has dishonored the Marines, all veterans and the USA with his filthy racial hatred lies. So sad, but so true!!

Cowboys come to Santa Clara

   The Dallas Cowboys are in Santa Clara today to play the SF 49ers at 1 PM.

   Niners are 0-6.  What more can we say.

Jack Cox and Calaveras Supervisor exremist Alt-Right Dennis Mills tied to Exxon??

 Is that where Jack Cox and Dennis Mills are getting their money, from Exxon?

  We have a source that tells us we all need to go to

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Are all Marines drunks, mental cases and racist liars???

   Now that General (four stars) Kelly, the WH Chief of Staff, has been proven to be a liar and racist, people are beginning to wonder.

  How many Marines

Healthy Forests are NATURAL Forests

A healthy forest is a natural forest and is full of life!
CalFire says only 40 trees should be allowed to live per acre.
NO wildlife could survive in that plantation site!
The government should NOT

Racist Keynote Speaker at GOP Convention--Who were Calaveras County delegates?

   Protestors stormed outside the hall in Anaheim as Breitbart White Supremacist and Trump supporter Steve Bannon spoke to the delegates

When the President of the United States is unable to be GOOD, the country is no longer GREAT!!!

This Trump is not capable of being GOOD
and is trying to destroy our democracy!!!
What to do?  Register to VOTE!!!!
And get involved!! The county and
Calaveras County needs you!!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

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

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

Car vs. tree at Camanche

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

   CHP and an ambulance are respnding to the scene.

Impeach Trump FUND

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

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

More up to date stats on California fire

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

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

NASA photo of Whirlpool Galaxy

Gorgeous!  Amazing!!

Car runs off Hwy 88

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

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

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

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

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

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

   First, he mentioned women are no longer sacred

Collision in Farmington

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

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

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

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

Chain Control on Hwy 4 and Hwy 88

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

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

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

  FACTS:

  Chad is the country right next to Niger in Africa!

  Chad is suddenly on Trumps Muslim ban

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

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

Thank you Mother Nature!!

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

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

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

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

George W. Bush follows John McCain in condemning TRUMP

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

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

Three goats loose on Murphys Grade Road

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

   Be cautious until the owner can be located.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collision in Jamestown

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

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

Neighbor from Hell # 34

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

Head-on Collision on Hwy 4

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

UPDATE at 10 AM:  Tow trucks are attempting to reach

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Alton "Ike" Lowell Callahan of Carson Hill

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

   Ike was born in Angels Camp

Calaveras Unified District teachers STRIKE???

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

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

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

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

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

Come into the REAL World, Calaveras County!!

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

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

Public says SENSITIVE USE is BOOZE sites, liquor stores

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

Intelligent woman slaps Supervisor CLAPP??

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

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

Calaveras Supervisors want 51st STATE in U.S.

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

   He was referring to Oliveira, Clapp and Mills,

Calaveras Supervisor Clapp is a NUT CASE!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deputy ordered to bring control at Calaveras Supervisors

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

   Calaveras Supervisor District 4 Mills, the Alt-Right extremist

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


Everything Trump does as President turns to JUNK

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

BAIT & SWITCH says Valley Springs resident

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

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

Newt Gingrich's wife gets appointment

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

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Neighborhood Watch deputy retires instead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   Some believe only men could abuse animals,

Supervisor Clapp blamed for crime in Rancho Calaveras

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

Alcoholism and tobacco are biggest threat

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

Calaveras Supervisors to make decision on BAN

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

DaVinci painting worth $100 million...

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

Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains

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

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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Larry Flynt offers reward

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

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

Collision in Valley Springs

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

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you Cal Fire!!

   Dear SierraSentinel.com:

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

Trump = Hitler

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

  Bannon about Trump: He's

Collision on Hwy 49

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

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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

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

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

Dodgers wiin game 1

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

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

The biggest LUNATIC....

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

49ers vs. Redskins today


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

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



Saturday, October 14, 2017

More bodies discovered

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

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

Motorcycle collision in Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

Cannabis Farms--Good for Calaveras!!

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

   Thank you for your wisdom, Mr. Stevenot!

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


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

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

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

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

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

Traffic collision in Milton

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

 CHP and an ambulance is responding to the scene.

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

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

   We have been tipped off

Collision in Vallecito

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

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

Wind Complex Fires in Butte and Nevada counties

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

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

Mendocino Lake Complex Fires

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

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

Wine Country Fires as of October 14, 2017

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

   2017 structures destroyed, 

Fire season is still here!

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

New Fire in Lake County--Long Fire

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

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

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

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

Calaveras County morons hold BAN meeting

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

Death count in fires now 32, danger far from over

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

Grass fire in Jenny Lind

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

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

West Point Fire finally accurate: Four homes destroyed

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

BUZZ SAW: Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira praises Bear Valley

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

Atlas and Partrick Fires: Southern LNU Complex

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

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

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

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

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

Calaveras Guardian--Law Enforcement needs Citizens Complaint Committee

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

Arlene Cloward Ashcraft

    December 22, 1934 - October 10, 2017

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

Concerned Citizens of Calaveras D2--REALLY???

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

At least 31 dead in California's deadliest wildfires

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

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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

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

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

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts should merge

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

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

Big rig and car crash in Burson

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

   CHP and fire are reporting, along with an ambulance.

House fire in Murphys

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

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

Smoke check in Copperopolis

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

Woman arrested at RaboBank

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

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

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

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

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

Redwood Fire ( Mendocino/Lake Complex)

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

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

Atlas Fire (Southern LNU Complex)

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

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

Tubbs Fire (Central LNU Complex) update

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

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

Barden Stevenot, Winemaker, developer

Barden Stevenot

Car in ditch off Sheep Ranch Road

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

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Quote of the Day by Smokey


.... CAN Prevent Forest Fires!!

CNN's Wolf Blitzer: Will California...

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

FOX hammers Dems?? About Weinstein???

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

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

Complex Fires have doubled in size--head for Fairfield

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

Tubbs Fire combined with Pocket Fire

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

   11 fatalities are claimed by these two fires so far.