Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tuolumne County bans cannabis sales

   Tuolumne County Supervisors have voted unanimously (their ages add up to nearly 1000, we hear), to ban all sales of cannabis in that county.  Should be good for business in Calaveras!!

   They, like Trump is doing with Obamacare, are setting up a committee to study the issue, hopefully to be completed in 2018  Don't you love intelligent elected officials.

CHP chasing wrong way driver

   January 5, 2017 at 11:10 AM:  CHP is attempting to stop an elderly couple reportedly in a red vehicle headed the wrong way on Hwy 108 near Hwy 49 in Jamestown.

      Be extra careful if in that area.

New Calaveras Supervisors sworn in!

Photo courtesy of Nick Baptista/Calaveras County News
   The three newest Calaveras Supervisors from left to right are:  Dennis Mills, District 4, Jack Garamendi, District 2 and Gary Tofanelli, District 1.

    There are 4 new ones altogether.  Clyde Clapp had been previously sworn in after Kearney was recalled last month.

Vehicle fire on Hwy 49

   January 5, 2016 at 11:10 AM:  A vehicle is reportedly on fire on Hwy 49 near Jackass Hill Road in Tuolumne County.

   Be cautious if headed in that direction. CHP and fire personnel are responding.

Car runs off road in Sonora

   January 5, 2017 at 10:05 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Campo Seco Road in Sonora.

   Emergency personnel are en route to the scene.

George Lucas Museum in San Francisco???

   A rivalry has developed between the City of San Francisco and Los Angeles for the location of the George Lucas Museum.

   Lucas says his staff will decide later this month on the location for his massive art collection.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   January 5, 2017 at 9:50 AM:  Chains are required on vehicles without 4 wheel drive above Cabbage Patch this morning.

   It is raining in Arnold, but it's still very cold.

Hiker lost in snow in Camp Connell area

In the photo are S&R Steve Shields,
hiker Eric Vanwambeke and
deputy Kyle Johnson.
     According to a prèss release by the Calaveras County Sheriff, a 911 cell call was received on January 3, 2017 around 4 AM.

   The caller stated he had become lost while hiking in the snow the previous day. Attempts to call back were unsuccessful, but the caller was later identified as Eric Vanwambeke of San Francisco.

   Using cell tower information and the callers stating he had started out on a forest road near Camp Connell, which was covered in snow.

   Deputies were hampered by deep snow in the search and called out the Search and Rescue team with specialized equipment and snowmobiles.

   At approximately 9:15 AM on January 3, 2017 located Vanwabeke, assessed his physical condition and found him to be in good health.

   Vanwambeke had no GPS or compass and had become lost in the snow, but did have warm clothing on. He had sheltered beneath the trees and had trouble getting a cell signal to call for help. He was returned safely to his vehicle.