Tuesday, January 10, 2017

County gets out of paying the $800,000

   At the January 10, 2017 meeting Rebecca Callen came forward and announced that the county will not have to pay the $800,000 that it believed it would have to pay for grants.

   According to Callen, the state of California has agreed to cover that amount, to save the Calaveras taxpayers that money after a mistake by Admin during the grant process.

Tea Party Supervisor Mills speaks for Oliveira

   Already, at the January 10, 2017 Calaveras Supervisor meeting, Dennis Mills of District 4 was forced to speak for Chair Oliveira, who didn't have the ability, apparently to explain why they were taking so many breaks.

   According to Mills, it seemed he was blaming it on the union members of staff, that the Board is now forced to take more breaks because they demand it. We haven't confirmed that yet, but it seems that was what he was trying to tell the public for Oliveira.

Oliveiras BFF McmAnus makes announcement

   Supervisor Olivera's BFF McmAnus came to public comments on January 10, 2017 to defend his organization to BAN marijuana in Calaveras County.

   He states that they turned in and have had their petition approved by Elections.  Vickie Reinke, Tea Party rep, also spoke, admitting that she is part of this ban demand in the county.

Rocks and slides in Amador County

   January 10, 2017 at 10 AM:  A slide is reportedly on Hwy 88 outside Jackson and on Shake Ridge Road in Sutter Creek.

   Be extra cautious driving as the heavy rain continues.

After many years, Calaveras settles law suits

   During Closed Session on January 10, 2017, Calaveras Supervisors settled two law suits, that of Dennis Ponte and of Ross Thornton, it was announced.

   These lawsuits had been going on for years.

Michael Oliveira elected Calaveras Board Chair

  As the first item of business, the Calaveras Supervisors, led by Supervisor Mills, elected Michael Oliveira to be Board Chair in 2017. Jack Garamendi was elected Vice-Chair.

Mudslide on Hwy 4

    January 10, 2017 at 9 AM:  A mudslide has closed Hwy 4 at Hwy 89 in Ebbetts Pass.

   Chains are required on all non-4 wheel drive vehicles above Arnold.

Jeff Sessions pulling out all the stops

   In an attempt to divert attention from his alleged racist statements and actions of the past, Senator Jeff Sessions, who is in a hearing for Attorney General today by the Senate, brought three little children to sit and fuss

Calaveras Supervisors meet shortly

   January 10, 2017 at 8:50 AM:  The first meeting of the Calaveras Supervisors for 2017 will begin shortly, after Closed Session items are handled, including the Ross Thornton case, the Dennis Ponte case and one vs. El Dorado County.

   People are hopeful that with a fresh board and one experienced board member (Gary Tofanelli),
that this will be a better year for residents in Calaveras County

Thefts from vehicles

   The Angels Camp Police report that there have been recent break-ins to vehicles and thefts of wallets, including credit cards in the area.

   Don't leave personal wallets or purses in your vehicle or anything else of value. Notify the ACPD if you have a theft or illegal charges on your credit cards.

Sandbags again available in Angels Camp

   With the rivers running down the steep banks on the grade road, it's no wonder that people will need sandbags in Calaveras County.

   The Angels Camp Police Department again has sandbags available to anyone who needs them.