Friday, March 24, 2017

Repeal and Replace: Abysmal Failure of Trump and Ryan

   It was just announced that the ACA or Obamacare will not be repealed

CalFire SRA money accountability???

   On the Calaveras Supervisors agenda for March 28, 2017 is an item to support a bill that will hold the CalFire's State Responsibility Area accountable for the money it receives.

   Apparently the money is just spent at this point, with little oversight as to whom should receive money and who should not. SRA gets a lot of our money!  Hold them accountable or give it back!

No Parking on Murphys Main Street??? Oak Circle in Arnold???

   An item on the Calaveras Supervisor Oliveira's agenda for Tuesday March 28, 2017 is NO Parking signs on Main Street in Murphys.  Oliveira also has another NO Parking on Oak Circle in Arnold with signs!

   It does get a bit congested and narrow on Main Street. But parking is a problem downtown. Where are people supposed to park?  Walk for blocks???

Calaveras County Sheriff arbitration--Closed Session

   On Tuesday March 28, 2017 the Calaveras Supervisors will hold a Closed Session to discuss the litigation in arbitration of the Public Safety Employees Association vs. County of Calaveras.

    Another Closed Session item deals with the likelihood of litigation in the County. 

Car runs off Hwy 88 at high speed

   March 24, 2017 at 9:50 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 88 and into a field after traveling at a high rate of speed on Hwy 88 near Tokay Road in Lodi.

  An ambulance and tow truck are en route.

Burning Bear (Bare) Mountain

   According to CalFire, on March 28, 2017  they will be burning the giant piles of trees and brush they have been clearing on the Whittle property, Bear (now Bare) Mountain.

   The piles will be lit by helicopters and they say they are monitoring it closely. The Whittles get this done for free to make more open grazing for cows.  It's so wet, there will most likely not be a danger, but it is a training exercise.

Vandalism in Arnold

   On March 23, 2017 vandalism was reported on Hwy 4 in Arnold. We don't have other details on this case.

   The old BofA building has been vandalized in the past month for what reasons no one seems to be aware. It has remained vacant since the building was sold several months ago. 

Burson man arrested for alleged Torture and Mayhem

   On March 23, 2017 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Nolan Alan Hilyard (35) of Burson at his residence on Heron Lane.

    Hilyard was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Torture, Mayhem, Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse and Battery with Serious Bodily Injury, all felonies.

Violet McBurney

   Violet McBurney service will be held at San Andreas Memorial Chapel on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 11 AM.

   Burial will follow at Park View Cemetery in French Camp.

Trump to Conservatives: Shut up and vote!!

    After a couple of weeks of negotiation with the Tea Party's Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives, President Trumpo has issue a warning.

   He now says no more negotiations, shut up and vote or I will come to your district and campaign against you in 2018.  Are conservatives that weak and afraid??? We'll soon see, as the ACA amendment to change the name of Healthcare again comes to the floor today.

What is an honorable veteran???

   There has been so much in the news these days about current and past military being involved in less that honorable activities, even corrupt and illegal, not to mention