Sunday, December 31, 2017

If you're going out tonight....

  If you plan to go out somewhere for New Years Eve tonight, please drive carefully.

   And do NOT drink and drive.  Get home safely after having a good time or stay home and drink!

Three new words added to English language

   Websters has added three new words to the English dictionary this year.

Niners play Rams for last season game--Raiders

   The SF 49ers will play the Rams today in the final matchups for the 2017 season.  Should be interesting, although the Niners are going nowhere in the playoffs.

   The Raiders face the Chargers for their last regular season game. Both games are scheduled for 1:30 PM.

Melania Trump's chain migration family being deported?

  One of the most guilty of all immigrants in the US is the current Mrs. Trump. #3 has chain migrated her entire family to the US.

   Will they be deported as Trump indicates he hates all chain migrators in the country.  Or is HIS choice of chain migration ok, while others are bad????


Is anyone safe in Calaveras now?

  After a cow was reported out on Obyrnes Ferry Road this morning, Bill Airola found that someone had cut the locks to gain access to his property.

   How can any of us feel safe or protect our property anymore, since this Trump regime took over?
  What will 2018 bring?

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ever heard of SWATTING as a game?? In Calaveras????

   Just yesterday we heard the term SWATTING in connection with the death of a man who police believed was a violent criminal, sent

Pat Garrahan speaking at Democrats meeting

   Republican right-wing candidate Pat Garrahan is once again a candidate for Calaveras Sheriff in the 2018 elections. Just what we need is another

The Sierra Sentinel is SO proud....

   We can't tell you how proud the Sierra Sentinel is to be the ANTI-TRUMP of the Sierra Nevada

Fire in Jamestown

   UPDATE:  The fire has been extinguished. Most units are cancelled.

Car fire in Copperopolis

   UPDATE at 11 AM:  First engine at scene reports fire is nearly out or out. Other engines have

Burglary on Hwy 4 in Arnold? Hiding for election year?????

  On December 29, 2017 a burglary was reported at a business on Hwy 4 in Arnold, where a

OP-ED: Comments may not be posted immediately!! Violent RACISTS!!

   We apologize if some of you notice that your comments on any article are not posted immediately. In some cases, we have to repost to make sure you are

Are you a Milennial??? Your country needs you!

  Per Wilipedia a millennial was born sometime between the early 1980's and the early 2000's, therefore they are just coming

We asked McClintock for list....

   We sent a message to Rep. McClintock that we would like a detailed list of the businesses he knows

Fatal Collision in Jamestown

  On December 29, 2017 at approximately 11 AM a man (63) driving a 2003 Jeep was traveling west on Hwy 120 in Jamestown, near Hwy 108 when he lost control

Need a hand????

   This photo was taken by a Sierra Sentinel reader the other day while waiting in line at a drug store.

   Hilarious!! Thanks! Have a great New Year!  What an eye!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Rose Marie of Dick Van Dyke Show dies

   Rose Marie, one of the comedy writers on the Dick Van Dyke Show, has died. She was 94 years old.

   She began her career as a child in vaudeville, where she sang as Baby Rose Marie.


Is Tom McClintock a 'moron' too??

  Our representative in the House is Tom McClintock!  You probably don't even know him, since he doesn't live in or often visit the district.  He is nothing

OP-ED: by Joe Scarborough

   "A Storm is Gathering" in the Washington Post and on Morning Joe

   A storm is gathering, and there is every reason to believe that 2018 will be the most consequential political year of our

Two vehicles stuck in Mountain Ranch

   December 29, 2017 at 6:45 AM:  Two vehicles off of Michel Road at Cave City Road in Mountain Ranch were first reported as a collision.

   CHP now says they think both vehicles are stuck in the mud, one may have been attempting to pull the other one out.  A tow truck has been requested.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Bret Harte vs. Calaveras!!!

   In the age old competition of Bret Harte vs. Calaveras we have to wonder about something.

   Which school graduated the most

Pickup loses debris--hits other vehicle

   December 28, 2017 at 12:20 PM:  A truck lost some debris on Hwy 26 near Country View in La Contenta and it struck another vehicle.

   CHP is en route to the scene.


Root of all EVIL...

   The root of all EVIL in America...

   Religious based RACISM!!! Trumpism, the new religion????

Dog chasing cars in Farmington

  December 28, 2017 at 10:05 AM:  Be cautious if headed down Hwy 4 as a big dog is apparently chasing and jumping at cars, barking near Stanley Road in Farmington.

   CHP is en route to the area.

Blue Tracker runs off Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  This was actually at Stallion Way. Two vehicles are involved with minor damage. A tow truck has been dispatched.

Car-jacking in Angels Camp

  On December 27, 2017 around 2:20 PM Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Troy Steven Kimber (39) of San Andreas at the Taco Bell in Angels Camp.

   Kimber was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Car-jacking, Threatening a Crime with Intent to Terrorize and Vehicle Theft, all felonies.

Do all racists steal and lie???

   The psychological profile of a racist is very troubling.  They often cannot keep a job, as their racism

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Thomas Fire largest in California history

   With each fire in the state, more records seem to be broken.  Now the Thomas Fire is 281,000+ acres with 89% containment.

   It has broken the record as the largest fire in the history of California. 1063 structures have been destroyed.

Two vehicles into the river

   At around 7:20 AM on December 27, 2017 a vehicle ran off Hwy 4 and into the river in Discovery Bay. This involved an overturned big rig and a PG&E pole.

  Then at about 2:30 PM another car has reportedly run off Hwy 4 and into the water nearby.  Minor injuries are indicated in the 2nd incident.

Thomas Fire hurts more than people...

This mountain lion cub was finally rescued at the edge of the
Thomas Fire, burnt and dazed.  Hopefully, it will
make a full recovery. Many others simply did not survive
this fire! 

Most Influential of 2017

   After much consternation and discussion about who had the most influence in 2017, the decision turned out to be unanimous.

   We considered Mr. Segalla's choice

Burglary and theft in Calaveras

   On December 26, 2017 the Calaveras Sheriff was called about a residential burglary on Matson Lane in West Point. The sheriff took a report.

   A report was also

Fire in Vallecito

  UPDATE at 10 AM:  A Calaveras building official has now been requested at this fire.

Singer files assault complaint against Lewandowski

  One of Trumps closest political supporters has been accused of assaulting Joy Villa, a singer who posed with him at a party at Trumps Washington DC hotel.

   She says Lewandowski struck her at least twice in the buttocks, and didn't stop even after she told him to leave her alone. Apparently this is not the first charges to have been brought on Lewandowski.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

CHP: DUI crash in Mokelumne Hill

   On December 25, 2017 at around 1:30 AM Jeffrey Hagerman (56) of Mokelumne Hill was driving a 2010 Dodge pickup on Hwy 26 near Spink Road in West Point.

Sound of Music star dies

  Heather Menzie-Urich, one of the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music has died of cancer at age 68.

   She was married to Bob Urich, who died in 2002 of Cancer.

Racist shoots white parents over daughter

   Over the past few years we have warned everyone that racists don't just hate minorities. They also hate white people

Melania says KILL the Jackson Magnolia

   The Andrew Jackson memorial tree will be cut down soon at the request of Melania Trump.

   The Magnolia has been at the White House since the 1800's.

Squaw Valley back in Olympics business

   Squaw Valley has signed a five year agreement to be a training slope for Olympic hopefuls.

   It was 1960 when the Olympics were held at Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley became famous.

Gunfire and fireworks reports in Calaveras

   On December 23, 2017 around 3:55 PM gunfire was reported by two residents on Shalimar near Milton Road in Jenny Lind. No report was taken.

   Gunfire was reported

Burglaries and thefts in Calaveras

   On December 23, 2017 a burglary and vandalism was reported to a church on Cemetery Lane in West Point. The Sheriff took

CHP officer killed by drunk driver???

   On Christmas morning a CHP unit that was sitting on patrol specifically to watch for DUI drivers on 880 in Hayward was struck violently from behind by a Cadillac.

   It hit so hard the CHP unit now looks like a compact car. It killed one of the two officers inside the patrol unit. The driver of the Cadillac is alleged to be DUI.

Blue Hyundai over embankment

   UPDATE:  Per CHP, no injuries resulted from this collision. A tow truck is

Monday, December 25, 2017

Feel safer with a REAL securty door!!

Available from $150 at ALCAL
in Arnold
Call 795-9240

100,000 union jobs in California?

  With legalization of the cannabis industry, unions like United Farm Workers, Teamsters and United Food Workers are busy behind the scenes.

   They foresee a boom in jobs coming from California, possibly 100,000 or more, which need to be approved, background checked and legal.

Traffic collision in West Point

  UPDATE:  Per CHP this collision involved a pole and major injuries resulted.

   December 25, 2017 at 1:30 PM:  A large red truck

Melania Trump is college drop-out??

Trump denies NYT story of his racial slurs...

   The New York Times broke a story yesterday about Trump, while during an interview in June, raving insults about 2 immigrant groups.

   He reportedly said  "all Haitians have AIDS" and that "Nigerians don't want to return to their HUTS".  Trump is denying that he made those comments!  What do you think?

Looks like Santa made someone's dream come true!

Tanker truck on fire in Ione

 UPDATE at 10:50 AM:  CHP has just re-opened Hwy 16.

  December 25, 2017 at 7:30 AM:  A gasoline tanker

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin gets ealrly present!

Guilty as charged!!!
   Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury under Trump, lives in Bel Air, rich section of LA.

   Yesterday a package wrapped in Christmas paper was delivered to his

Jeff Flake says Republican Party is....

   While leaving the possiblility open to running for President in 2020, says he is disappointed with the Republican Party.

   He says the party is now just a party of old white men, and they are dying off. The party is dying, or becoming the party of Trump, which has no future.

Jay Grimstead on Public Access TV

   We were surprised to see Jay Grimstead on Public Access TV channel 7, leading a prayer and being praised by the CCTV host as having a wonderful newsletter.

   Grimstead once contacted

Calf on Hwy 12

   December 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM:  A black calf has been reported on Hwy 12 near Toyon Middle School.

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

Nearly a year of being 'TRUMPED on"

   After nearly a year of our country and its citizens being "TRUMPED ON" by a racist billionaire who cares nothing about

Follow Santa on Norad

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Most Influential person of 2017???

   UPDATE:  So far we've had Putin, Cramer, Trump and Allred suggested.

Collision on Hwy 4

   December 23, 2017 at 7 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 near Sherman Road in Ebbetts Pass.

   No injuries were indicated. A tow truck is responding. Drive carefully. Roads are slick early in the mornings.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Forward on Cannabis w/backwards Calaveras Supervisors

   At the end of two more long days of working out the regulations of the new cannabis ordinance for Calaveras County, no

Collision on Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  CHP reports that no injuries have been indicated in this collision.

   December 22, 2017 at 1:30 AM:  CHP is at

Marriage Licenses in Calaveras

   The following people were issued marriage licenses in Calaveras County in December 2017:

  Kristen Marie Mergl and Kenneth Eugene Emerson were issued a license

Neighbor shoots 2 golden retrievers: More Neighbors From HELL!!.

One of the most gentle of dogs, the
golden retriever is a wonderful companion!
   How many neighbors from hell are there in this country?  We have another one to share with you.

  Two golden retrievers were shot

Famous sportscaster Dick Enberg dies

   After 60 years of broadcasting sports Dick Enberg has passed away.  He was found

Hope the sleepy bears have a Happy Holiday!

Have you noticed that there is a third cross on the side of
Hwy 4 that everyone seems to think is for
the poor bear who also died in the collision
that killed a Mom and her baby girl?
Thank you to whoever was kind enough
to think of doing that!

Traffic collision in Farmington

   December 22, 2017 at 7 AM: Emergency personnel are responding to a report of a traffic collision at Hwy 4 and Dunton Road in the Farmington area.

   An ambulance is also en route to the scene.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

NO Fingerprint checks?? Is this true???

   With so much crime going on in Calaveras County, doing all your homework as a Sheriff's Office is mandatory, but there seems

Sex Offender arrests.....

   On December 20, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff Deputies arrested William Wray Chain (82) of Valley Springs at his residence on

Calaveras Supervisors suddenly go into closed session

    December 21, 2017 at 9:35 AM:  After calling the meeting of the continued Calaveras Supervisors meeting to order and beginning discussions on regulations of cannabis, suddenly Gary

Letter to the Editor: Sheriff Debasilio

   Dear Editor:

   This letter is in reference to your article yesterday about a speech Sheriff Rick Debasilio made at a board meeting.

   After reading about him publicly acknowledging he abuses

Threats to the United Nations???? Assailed in Britain for being American???

   UPDATE:  The United Nations just voted overwhelmingly to rebuke and deny the US declaration to make Jerusalem the capitol of Israel.  Haley spoke after the vote, saying "The US will remember those who disrespected us!"

   The fact is, it was the US or rather its "moron"

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Calaveras Cannabis meeting continued...

   The Calaveras Supervisors adjourned their Cannabis meeting on December 19, 2017 late in the evening to be continued.

   December 21, 2017 at 9 AM the meeting will be called back to order and some decision is expected.

UPUD holding Special Meeting for Dismissal??

...and a Merry Christmas
to you, too!!
   We just now received notice that Union Public Utility District (Murphys Water) is holding a Special Meeting at 2 PM on December 21, 2017 for a Closed Session.

The storm came..the storm left...whoosh!!

   We got a quick wash of rain and a whisper of snow in Calaveras with this recent tiny storm.

   At least it will hopefully stave off any fires for a few days. 

City of Angels Hanham screws up every deal.....

Look out for any sharp object!!
   Angels Camp is in hard times. How they afford to pay people who screw up every deal that comes their way is in part due to Dave Hanham, a so-called planner

Car runs off Hwy 4 at Big Trees

   December 20, 2017 at 9:10 AM:  A small red SUV has run off Hwy 4 near Big Trees in Ebbetts Pass.

   An ambulance, tow truck and CHP are responding to the scene.  Be careful!  It's slippery out there!

Official announcement: Angels Camp City Administrator

   We just received official notification from the City of Angels Camp that Melissa Eads, touted by the city as a Bret Harte High School graduate,

Chains required on Hwy 4, 88

   December 20, 2017 at 7:30 AM:  Caltrans is requiring chains on Hwy 4 above Arnold.

   Chains are also required at Cook's Station on Hwy 88 and at Long Barn on Hwy 108.

Collision on Hwy 4

   UPDATE at 8:25 AM:  We were just driving down Hwy 4 and passed two tow trucks; one carrying the Dodge pickup and the other the Toyota. 

   The Toyota was mangled

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Alice Montgomery is BAAAACCCCKKK!

   District 3 resident and former Supervisor Oliveira supporter, was back at the Calaveras Supervisor meeting on December 19, 2017 to propose the county again BAN.

   She has been told that she may be sued for libel for her insults to cannabis growers.  Montgomery used to own the Cedar Center Shopping Center. Is she still supporting Oliveira or is she a total TRUMPER???

Public says "Wacko right wing Alt-Right are LIARS, just like TRUMP!!

   A member of the public got up at the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on December 19, 2017 to state that the Alt-Right wackos who just spoke are LIARS!!

  These nuts continue to badger our elected officials for fraudulent reasons, including Mr. BigPot McmAnus and his racist buddies!!

Vickie Reinke, Deena Morris and other alt-right complainers - Ban the Wackos!

  The Alt-Right wackos continued their attempts to undermine the Calaveras Supervisors Cannabis Ordinance at the December

Supervisor Mills wants BAN with FEE!!

   What is wrong with Calaveras Supervisor Mills is anyone's guess!  But today he continued to go after a BAN ordinance.

   He actually said he wants to install a FEE with the BAN ordinance. Is he totally nuts . Supervisor Oliveira jokingly said he's like to see how that would work.

Trump team in shock!!

  In learning that Special Counsel Mueller plans to spend at least another year investigating Trump, his lawyers have begun to panic.

   They are now throwing everything the can at him, trying to discredit the investigation. Will Trump fire his Assistant Attorney General and hire someone else to fire Mueller over the holiday. Those are the rumors in Washington.

DeBasilio campaigner says NO crime in Calaveras--Abuses DOG!!

   If you follow news reports at all, you are aware that crime in Calaveras County is rampant.

  A campaigner for the temporary Sheriff DeBasilio

DeBasilio infers grower could commit murder in delivering cannabis

   Never in my life have I seen anything like this temporary Sheriff DeBasilio in Calaveras County.

   He just stood up and inferred that it's likely a cannabis grower

Temporary Sheriff says he abuses his dog!!!!

  In a shocking statement by the temporary Calaveras Sheriff, De Basilio says he doesn't abuse anything, except his DOG.  We are reminded of Neighbor from Hell # 37!!

Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira apologizes

   At the December 19, 2017 Board meeting, the Calaveras Supervisors proceeded  to make a decision on regulating the cannabis issue in the county.
    Supervisor Oliveira began by apologizing to the staff for behavior of other Supervisors and certain members of the public during the lengthy time it has taken to provide regulation for the cannabis industry.

Calaveras County stole $55,000 from property owner

   At the Supervisors meeting, the Calaveras Supervisors had to pay back $55,000 in taxes paid by property owners where the county fraudulently collected taxes from a cannabis grower.

   Mr. Moss from the county also mentioned that there will likely be more do in repayment. Why is Calaveras County getting away with this?

Public brings up McKesson on opioides--Trump gives GIANT tax break!!

   Several members of the public complained about the government refusing to do something about the McKesson company, 2nd largest in the US, isn't brought to justice.

   We are however, aware that McKesson is getting a GIANT tax break due to the Republican corporate tax cut being passed today and signed by Trump!!

22 Veterans a day are committing suicide

   A resident of Valley Springs came to the podium during Public Comments to remind the Board of Supervisors that 22 veterans a day are dying by their own hands in the US.

   He also pointed out what the red, white and blue represents in the flag.


Chair Oliveira cuts off upset woman and child

  A woman from Avery and her disabled son came to the podium during Public Comment period of the Calaveras Supervisors.

   She stated she can't afford the health care expenses she has and doesn't know what to do about it. Oliveira cut her off, sending her to the county offices. When she tried to continue on, he said "Next speaker!"

Veteran slams Calaveras Supervisors

   During public comment on December 19, 2017 a veteran stood up to the microphone and slammed the Board of Supervisors both for wasting so much time.

    The Board Chair Oliveira tried to stop the veteran who angrily pointed out that they have spent years fighting over a natural plant and trying to make criminals out of people who want to grow that plant.

Cannabis on Calaveras Supervisor agenda today

   The regular 9 AM meeting of the Calaveras Supervisors on Tuesday December 19, 2017 has cannabis again on the agenda.

   The item is to make a decision about the regulation of cannabis in the county beginning in 2018. You can watch in online. Go to Calaveras Supervisors meeting portal.

Monday, December 18, 2017

FOX News: Trump 'coup'

   Are the Trump deplorables so lacking in basic education that they believe FOX when it says that Mueller's department is waging a violent

Bella the Squirrel

   Eight years ago, a family in South Carolina rescued a little squirrel from an owl and nursed it back to health,  then turned it

Amtrak crash kills and injures in Washington

   An Amtrak train, on its first day of a new run, derailed and crashed over a highway near Tacoma, Washington this morning.

   There are many fatalities and injuries. Emergency personnel are at the scene and train personnel will be investigating.

Mokelumne Hill man injured in crash

   According to CHP on December 16, 2017 around 10:20 PM Taylor Kinsman (31) of Mokelumne Hill was driving a 1992 GMC Sierra on Hwy 26 near Sport Hill Road at an unknown speed.

Dorrington man dies in collision w/ tree

  UPDATE:  CHP has released the name of the man killed in this crash. It was Jonathan A. Hughes, a 53 year old Dorrington resident.

Thomas Fire in Ventura County

   As of December 18, 2017 the Thomas Fire in Ventura and now in Santa Barbara counties continues to devastate the area. 8400 firefighters are currently working this fire.

   According to CalFire 295,000 acres have burned and nearly 1300 structures have been destroyed so far.  The fire is 45% contained at this time.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

NK: "Lunatic old man...frightened!" What emails???

   Trumps lawyers are trying to challenge the thousands of emails that Mueller has had all along, but they were property of the GSA and he has every

Hooray!! Regina was adopted!! Regina needs a forever home

Regina is a beautiful calico, gentle and loving.
You can meet her at the Calaveras Animal "cat house" in San Andreas

Jimmy Garoppolo--Nice Italian Boy!!

   Everyone seems to be commenting that Jimmy Garappolo may be the next Joe Montana; with the calm and roll-out ability under pressure.

   They are also making comments that he's a 'nice Italian boy', calling him Jimmy G. He is certainly connecting in the game against the Titans. Go Niners!

It's getting hilarious!! Moore WHO???

   Several days after Roy Moore, the White Supremacist and accused Pedophile, lost his election bid for Senator in Alabama, it's getting hilarious.

  Now Moore says he's not conceding because he thinks there was massive voter fraud.  Like Trump, this sicko doesn't take losing well!!

Neighbor from Hell # 37!! Abuse an Animal--Go to Prison!!!!

Hard to look at??  How many
insane neighbors live in
Calaveras County???
  No excuses!  No breaks for the filthy racists who hurt animals!  Lock them UP!! Lock them UP!! Yes, they are often one of the same.

   This dog was found with his front

Traffic collision on Jack Tone Road

   December 17, 2017 at 7 AM:  A passerby reported that a car hit something in the road and then ran off the roadway at Jack Tone Road and Wildwood Road in the Manteca area.

   The vehicle is apparently on fire. Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Letter to the Editor: Miss the Sierra Sentinel

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

    Just writing to let you know I still check in with the Sierra Sentinel to see what is

49ers and Raiders at home today

   The Tennessee Titans are in Santa Clara to play the 49ers today.   The game is on CBS at 1:25 PM.

   The Raiders are at home today and will face the Dallas Cowboys at 5:30 PM on NBC.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Who was that dissheveled drunk...???

"Roy ain't heavy,
he's my brother!!!"
   You know, the one that wandered into the Roy Moore campaign rally---the one who is now hiding out under his rock til the smoke clears.

   Oh, that was Bannon!!

Sierra Repertory Theater presents...

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

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

Car smoking on Hwy 4

  December 16, 2017 at 5 PM:  Firefighters are responding to a report of a car that is smoking on Hwy 4 at Utica Powerhouse in Murphys.

   CHP is also en route to the scene.

Car vs. pole in Sonora

   December 16, 2017 at 9:50 AM:  A car has reportedly struck some type of pole on Old Ward's Ferry Road in Sonora.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Stars evacuated in Santa Barbara County fire

   The Thomas Fire just won't stop!  It's traverse into Santa Barbara County continues to require more evacuations, including some well-known stars. The Thomas Fire

Cannabis issue back on Calaveras Supervisor agenda

   On December 19, 2017 the Calaveras Supervisors have the Cannabis Ordinance on the agenda.

   The Environmental Impact Order will be approved and the new ordinance is apparently ready to be adopted.  We're sure to see the Trump nuts in the room, led by Mr. BigPot McmAnus.

Roseanne and Dan return to TV

   Sometime in March a new TV series will star Roseanne Barr and her infamous husband Dan (John Goodman) on FOX.

   Barr will be assisting with the writing for the show. Most of the original cast of Roseanne is expected to return.

Thank you Trump family

   It seems the Trump family can not only fail to run our White House properly, but can't even vote correctly.

   In the November election, they all attempted to vote in New York and all of their ballots were thrown out.  The Mayor of New York, who won by 35% says "Thank You!" 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mayor Behiel of Angels Camp afraid of Kelly, a clerk

   It seems that the Mayor of Angels Camp, Scott Behiel, who was appointed and not elected, is so afraid of Mary Kelly, the City Clerk, he will not

Mokelumne Hill woman arrested

   On December 14, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Stacey Rae McBride (37) of Mokelumne Hill on Mountain Ranch Road in Mountain Ranch.

   McBride was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale, being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Unlawful Paraphernalia and Transporting a Controlled Substance, all felonies.

Mary Kelly makes up ways to harrass residents and businesses

   The City of Angels Camp is under extreme scrutiny as a City that is not competent to remain a City; as a City that does not know how to manage a city properly, and as a City under the Grand

Red Flag Fire Warning

  We aren't sure why CalFire has not yet banned burning in Calaveras County, but when you look at the weather warning, you can see that we are in a Red Flag

Plane crash outside Valley Springs

   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office is reporting that a plane crash has occurred off Hogan Dam Road
between Valley Springs

Thursday, December 14, 2017

More people desert the City of Angels Camp

  Seems that the utility woman will leave the city in January and that Derek Cole has had enough of their bullshit, too.

   A new attorney from Sacramento, Churchwell, White, LLP will take over the City Attorney position, advising the City Council on how to get away with the corruption they continue to this day.

COG's Melissa Eads taking over Kelly's job in Angels Camp??? HAHAHAHA

   The City of Angels Camp has just put out an agenda that approves Melissa Eads to become Mary Kelly at the City, with the title of City Administrator. tee hee, hahaha!

   This should be fun to watch, since Eads couldn't seem to handle the problems at the COG and now she's got to handle Mary Kelly!! 

Jennifer Garner reads to pet chicken Regina

Regina seems to love having the newspaper read to her
by her owner Jennifer Garner!

Stories of the Nativity: sheep and cows

   With all the church programs and nativity scenes put up around the country, there are several rather cute stories surrounding

Neighborhood WATCH dangerous in Calaveras!! Racists and dirty cops!!!

   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on December 12, 2017 Chair Oliveira promoted what he called a 'neighborhood watch'.

   We sincerely warn residents

PG&E needs to go UNDERGROUND!!

   After the Butte Fire, the public asked, but did not receive positive answers from PG&E to eliminate overhead electric wires.

Big rig on fire in Manteca

   UPDATE:  170 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway, but injuries in this collision were minor.

Calaveras Supervisors make more secret committees!! Here we go again!!!

   Calaveras Supervisors decided to make another secret committee (since their last one worked so well, huh?), this one to figure out a way to con

Woman found dead in creek by trail--Thank you, Angels Camp!!

   A woman's body was found floating face down in a creek next to a trail in the Sunnyvale area yesterday.  She had just started

Letter to the Editor: Angels Camp "Deplorables" speak

   Dear Editor:

   I attended the December 4, 2017 Angels Camp City Council meeting a woman who bragged that she voted for "TRUMP" last fall and that it was meant

Angels Camp home Burglarized

   According to Angels Camp Police on December 11, 2017 around 2:45 PM an officer was called to the 900 block of Crystal Street for

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Burglaries in Arnold area a problem

   Lately it seems that burglars are breaking into more places in District 3, the Arnold area.

  Recently, the Catholic Church

Embezzlement arrest in Copperopolis

  On December 12, 2017 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Bradley Thomas Smith (27) of Copperopolis on Spangler Lane.

   Smith was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Embezzlement of + $400, a felony.

Relief coming for residents near Candyrock

   The USFS gun range at Candyrock Quarry is a constant battle for peace and quiet and safety

Bear Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains re-ignites

   Overnight CalFire had to returned to the area of the Bear Fire near Boulder Creek for a flare-up within the containment area.

   Firefighters were able to control the fire after about 1 acre. They believe it started from smoldering left over from the October fire.

Homeless camp started BelAir Fire

   The Skirball Fire, which destroyed homes in the excusive area of Bel Air, was apparently started by an illegal cooking set up at a homeless camp.

   This fire is now contained but not before 6 structures were destroyed.

Thomas Fire continues into Santa Barbara County

   As of 7:45 AM on December 13, 2017 CalFire reports that the Thomas Fire is now 237,500 acres and still only 20% contained.

   921 structures are destroyed so far and 200 damaged. Evacuations continue with 18,000 homes threatened. It is suspected that power lines downed by high winds may have been the cause of this massive fire.

Ban burning? When???? Not soon enough!!!

  It seems like it might be time to ban all burning of leaves and debris in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties permanently due to global warming and the horrendous fires in the state.

   Will they ban and when will they stop the burning that many are now concerned about here locally?

Now is the time ... to get rid of McClintock!!

McClintock has
never even lived
in our district!
Let's send he and
the rest of his rats
back to LA where
he came from!!!
   The carpetbagging, worthless Congressman in our district, McClintock, has been a chain around the necks of Northern California for way too long.


Moore refuses to concede!! Trump throws him under the White House bus!!

   The fact is, our wonderful, globalized country is becoming more and more brown. This is not what Republican

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

No Moore TRUMP! No Moore Bannon!!

Doug Jones wins--Democrats take Alabama

   Thanks to Trump and Bannon, who love pedophiles and kkk types, the Democrats just took another

It's called woman 'shaming'!

   Very commonly done among men in business and government, when a woman complains, they do everything they can to 'shame'

Dollar General burglary

  According to the Calaveras Sheriff, on December 7, 2017 at approximately 3:30 AM deputies responded to the Dollar General Store located on

TRUMP: Liar of the Year! Headache number 4,201!!

   Just in 2017 Trump is labeled as the Liar of the Year, the Fake news White House, and total "MORON" by his own cabinet!

   Most recently, he declared that more black families own homes now that EVER before.  We believe he stole this lie from Fake Fox News, but we aren't sure. Headache # 4201 and counting????

Guess what Mary Kelly and the City of Angels are up to now???

Wait! No! That's the wrong pic.
That's not Kelly!!!
   Angels Camp, the City of Angels, the Home of the Jumping Frog, the city who the Grand Jury in Calaveras County says needs to give up its city charter!!

   And guess what

Big rig driver run over by own truck

   UPDATE:  Per CHP since this was considered a workplace fatality, OSHA was notified and responded to the location.

Your dead trees are SOLD to SPI??

  UPDATE:  We just learned that when you sign the permit to allow the contractor to cut down your trees, you can check a box saying you want to keep the trees they fall.

   You are not forced to give your trees away to the cutters.

Woodstove fire in Mokelumne Hill

   Firefighters in Mokelumne Hill are responding to a report of a woodstove fire on Sierra Lane.

   No details are available at this time.

Tamara Suzanne Kirby

    Tamara Suzanne Kirby was born on April 2, 1961 in Boise, Idaho, on a Spring day, and passed away on September 30, 3017 in the early morning hours at home

Trump blasts accusers of misconduct and then....

   Trump became angry after seeing accusers of his sexual misconduct on TV last night and blasted them.

San Francisco Mayor dies

   The first Asian Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, passed away last night after suffering a massive heart attack.

   He was 65 and leaves a wife and two daughters.  The attack came as he was shopping in a grocery store.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Chef Mario Batali accused???

   Chef Mario Batali has decided to step away from the TV show The Chew.

   He apparently has been accused of sexual misconduct at some restaurants.

Nuclear War one tiny Trump tantrum away???

Calaveras Democrats Potluck

  The Calaveras Democrats invite everyone to a holiday potluck on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 6 PM.

   It will be held in the Chesebrough Room at the Main Library in San Andreas. Bring a dish. They

will be discussing the Congressional election and Cannabis. Bring a dish to share.

Traffic colliison in Vallecito

   December 11, 2017 at 8:05 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Live Oak Drive in Vallecito.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene.  One vehicle has apparently rolled over. There may be a Calfire pickup involved, but we aren't sure.

Thomas Fire Update

   As of December 11, 2017 at 7:45 AM CalFire has the Thomas Fire officially in both Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

  794 structures are reportedly destroyed, 187 damages and 230,500 acres have been burned with only 15% containment. A true disaster, and we still haven't heard what started this fire.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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

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

    The Governor thinks we need

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

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

Sarah, too much makeup!!

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

Thomas Fire in Ventura County

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

49ers in Houston

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

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

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Did you wake up this morning.....

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

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

Over 500 homes destroyed in Ventura County

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

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


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

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

President Obama warns.

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

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

Not Harold Ford!!!!

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

   Ford is a regular commentator on MSNBC.

Jesse Lee Wright of Valley Springs

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

Friday, December 8, 2017

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

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

Vehicle collision at Hwy 4 and Hwy 99

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

Fires in Southern California

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

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

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

Elder abuse charge in Copperopolis

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

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

Letter to the Editor: Why Putin??

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Best story of the day

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

Ed (Secessionist) Langan takes on Oliveira in District 3

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

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

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

Three dead in school shooting

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

  The school has been evacuated.

Throw OUT all GOP candidates for office!!!

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

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


Senator Al Franken resigns

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

Something's wrong with Trump--slurring words

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

Glencoe man arrested

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

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

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7

Collision in Mountain Ranch

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

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

Fires in Southern California

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

Traffic collision on Hwy 26

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

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

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

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

Senate has to throw Franken under the bus..

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

Mad Money's Cramer says Bitcoin is like VEGAS

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

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

Grace is selling her '57 Chevy Bel Air

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

Three car collision on Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  Hwy 4 in now cleared.

Most unpopular Congressman EVER--Protests !!!

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

Thomas Fire in Ventura County

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

   They never had enough men

Joe Scarborough nails it!!

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

"White Christmas" has sad story

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

Railroad Flat man arrested

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

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

Callaway gets candidate to split Republicans

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

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

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Big rig dangles off I-5

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

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

Hit and run in Arnold

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

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

Fire in Ventura County explodes

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

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

Jeannette Willard of West Point

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

Bones found at Old Franke Mine Road address

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

Trees blow out power in Ebbetts Pass

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

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

Stolen car recovered in West Point pursuit

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

   Arrested and booked

Spike strips catch Calaveras deputy in San Andreas

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

   Spike strips were deployed on Hwy 26

Monday, December 4, 2017

Thank you Billy Bush

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

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

One who doesn't believe about Corey Burnell

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