Tuesday, August 21, 2018

"Board Chair was stolen" "Abate the Clapp!"

   A man came to the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on Tuesday August 21, 2018 and had tape across his mouth.

Why Special Meeting, no warning, to change rules?

   Calaveras Supervisors held a Special Meeting on Tuesday August 21, 2018 for the purpose of changing the rules of order for their meetings.

   People from the left and the right were present to complain that they are trying to force this through without public input and there was anger that it did not need to be a Special Meeting.

Calaveras Supervisors chaotic meeting, as usual

   On Tuesday August 21, 2018 the Calaveras Supervisors held a Special Meeting to change the rules for residents to follow at their Board meetings.

  The trouble started early, at Public Comment, when Chair Tofanelli and Supervisor Oliveira got into a tiff over Marti Crane's comment about night time meetings.


Runaway goats on the MTA

   Some goats escaped their pen and wandered onto the tracks of the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority tracks this morning.

   Fortunately, someone saw them before tragedy struck. They were tranquilized and taken home.

Calaveras Genealogical Society

   The Calaveras Genealogical Society will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the Calaveras County Main Library in San Andreas.

   The topic of this meeting will be "Best case scenarios for copying and preserving your family photos" presented by Linda Trudeau.  The public is welcome to attend, there is no cost.

BREAKING NEWS!! Manafort convicted

   Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on 8 counts by a Federal jury today.

   His convictions were on bank and tax fraud. 10 other counts were declared a mistrial.  Manafort faces yet another trial in Virginia.

Michael Cohen reaches deal with Mueller

   Trumps lawyer and FIXER, Michael Cohen, has reportedly reached a plea agreement with Robert Mueller in his case.

   He will plead guilty to various charges, including campaign finance violations.

Trump now says "I can run Russia investigation"

   Trumps tweets get stranger and stranger. There were around 15 of them yesterday and in one he said he didn't need Mueller, that "I can run the Russia investigation."

   He also tweeted "I have nothing to fear, I have done nothing wrong."  What a nut case!

Barnum and Bailey throws out the cages

   Animal Crackers boxes are changing. No longer will the Barnum and Bailey boxes show caged animals.

    The new boxes have the animals standing freely on the box.

CCWD awards two scholarships

   The winners of the 2018 CCWD Scholarship Awards are:

    Claudia Loomis of Angels Camp, who graduated from Bret Harte High

California fires affect New York weather

   Last night on the 11th Hour with Brian Williams on MSNBC he closed with a look

FOCAS welcomes new Calaveras Animal Services Manager

   Evan Jacobs is the new Calaveras County Animal Services Manager, and was recently

Monday, August 20, 2018

First Trump lady lectures on manners for Social Media

This couple is the perfect
example of how children
should behave, aren't they?
   Hard to believe that Melania Trump (who appears to have a brand new face) could possibly lecture anyone on how to behave on Social Media.

   Her spouse,

Car vs tree in Mountain Ranch

   August 20, 2018 at 1:45 PM:  A car struck a tree on Whiskey Slide Road at Murray Creek Road in Mountain Ranch.

  An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Howard Hughes Lake Tahoe cabin sells

   Howard Hughes had many vacation homes, and one was on Lake Tahoe. It has been on the market for 3 years.

   It just sold for $17.5 million. It sits on the North Shore with 5.5 acres of land.

Injured bear on Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  There is one other cub and the mother and living cub won't leave the area, not realizing

Want to own a 007 car?

   Sean Connery drove a silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5 in the movie "Goldfinger".

   Only $3.5 million each can get you one. Only 25 are being made for the sale.

PepsiCo offers to buy SodaStream

   PepsiCo has officially made an offer to buy SodaStream.

   The offer is $3.2 billion.

Guiliani: Truth isn't truth!!

   During one of his many ridiculous interviews on Sunday, Guiliani stated many things about whether Trump would tell the

Large truck runs off road near Don Pedro

   August 20, 2018 at 11:15 AM:  A large truck has run off Avenida Central and Merced Falls Road near Don Pedro.

   An ambulance is enroute. One injured person is lying on the ground. Several vehicles have pulled over to help.

Dirty cop in Sacramento may face more charges

    James DeAngelo, accused Golden State Killer, East Area Rapist, and dirty cop, may face more charges in Contra Costa County.

   Already charged with murders in Sacramento and Orange County, his attorneys are now arguing over the possible new charges.

David Stockman predicts crash!

Our cartoon President unhinged
   David Stockman, Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan years, says it is inevitable that the bull run of stocks

Don't cry over losers and racists!

   A friend told us that they learned about a sad case in Calaveras:

    It is no one's fault but her own that she is now stuck with a worthless

Donnell Fire update

   As of August 20, 2018 at 8 AM the Donnell Fire is 31.743 acres and is now

Fire in Jenny Lind contained

   August 20, 2018 at 8:55 AM:  A grass fire reported in Jenny Lind has now been contained at 1/2 acre.

   We haven't heard if they know the cause of this fire.  It was at Milton Road and Jenny Lind Road.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

And the list of Trump's enemies goes on.....

   The list of enemies that Trump blames for all his problems, especially that of the Mueller investigation, is long.

   However, Trump says that John Brennan, former CIA head, is mostly to blame, likely for all his divorces and bankruptcies and why Melania won't sleep with him, AHA!!!

Comedy Central's Trevor Noah says....revoke the Pope?

   The host of Comedy Central Trevor Noah says the evil that is the Catholic Church seems to be "a molesting club with an opening prayer".

   Will the White House be revoking the Security Clearance of the Pope, too?

Ferguson Fire 100% contained

  The Ferguson Fire which started July 21, 2018 burned over 91,000 acres before now

Will new Calaveras Alerts notify us of everything on the police scanner?

   To be an effective and necessary alert center, it needs to send alerts regarding all police and fire scanner 

Cruelty to animals pervasive?

   Police shot a raccoon to end its suffering after a man caught it in a trap, poured gasoline

Michael Browns mom runs for city council

   The mother of Michael Brown, the boy killed by a policeman in

WH Counsil Don McGhan has testified before Mueller

So many rats in the Trump Swamp!!
   Trumps people say they are not worried about Don McGhan testifying in the Russian

Hwy 108 will reopen today...

   Caltrans and the USFS have announced that Hwy 108 will be reopened at 4 PM today to through traffic.

   Evacuations are still in place within the Donnell fire area.

Omarosa: I will not be intimidated..

   Ex-White House Aide Omarosa told an interviewer yesterday that she will NOT

Calaveras District 3 Supervisor sends FAKE emergency campaign ad??

   UPDATE:  We just were able to access and create account. Seems that it is a site to track US instead of to notify

Donnell Fire update

  As of 8:30 AM on August 19, 2018 the Donnell Fire is 31,743 acres and is 49% contained.

    Smoke is visible from Hwy 4 today, as fire personnel continue to battle this fire in Tuolumne and Alpine counties.

Do all FAT Dirty Filthy racist cops also POISON animals?

Giants vs. Reds in Cincinnati

   The SF Giants are in Cincinnati today to play the Reds at 10AM PDT.

   The Giants are 61-62 for the season.

If your birthday is today August 19...

 ....you share it with President Bill Clinton, actress Kyra Sedgwick,  actor John Stamos, designer Coco Chanel, poet Ogden Nash and Senator and actor Fred Thompson!

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Can DiBasilio be trusted at all in Calaveras?

I'm just doin' what Kuntz
taught me to do!
   With all the scandals surrounding temporary Calaveras Sheriff DiBasilio, does anyone

Our worthless Congressman

McClintock doesn't fit with Californians!
We have values

Alice Montgomery Trump can't shut her mouth

   We've been hearing that desperate Supervisor candidate Oliveira is unable to speak for himself, so he sends Lisa Muetterties

Possible Drowning at Tuttletown Boat Launch

  Fire and Sheriff are responding to a report of a possible drowning near the Tuttletown Boat Launch at New Melones Reservoir.

   Crews are now searching the water for the person missing.

Orange Pres has way too much makeup!

The Orange Pres strikes again!
   Trump needs to tell his makeup man not to overdue the orange face!  When he opens his mouth, the little hole

Donnell Fire Update

   As of 12 Noon on August 18, 2018 the Donnell Fire is 31,743 acres and is now 42% contained.

   USFS is hoping to have this fire contained by September 1, 2018. 54 structures have been destroyed so far.


Pennsylvania not the only problem for Catholics

   Although a Grand Jury investigation into the child sexual abuse

Friday, August 17, 2018

Trump guilty of Crimes Against Humanity!

   The International Criminal Court in the Netherlands has not issues charges yet against Trump for his Crimes Against Humanity; kidnapping and locking children of immigrants away from their parents.

   Will they file charges against him soon? 

McClintock PANICS, calls special campaign briefing

    Our so-called Congressman McClintock is now panicking over the exposed fact

School bus strikes cyclist and pedestrian

   August 17, 2018 at 2:45 PM:  A school bus reportedly has struck a pedestrian and a cyclist at Hwy 12 and School Street in Lodi.

   Major injuries are indicated. Ambulances are responding to the scene.

Calaveras Supervisors hold Special meeting

   On Tuesday August 21, 2018 the Calaveras Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting at 9 AM after a conference with legal counsel, Closed Session, anticipated litigation.

   On the Regular Agenda is Adopting a new Board Rules of Procedure, rescinding all previous Rules of Procedure.

Official Donnell Fire Update

   August 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM:  After we asked for help from Calfire for someone to get information about the Donnell Fire

McClintock responds to public accusations...sort of

   After the Modesto Bee exposed to the public that our supposed Congressman McClintock votes against bills to help

Copperopolis water service out on Wednesday

   CCWD has sent a press release to let customers in Copperopolis know that they will be doing repairs because of a leak in the main line on Copper Cove Drive on Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 9 PM.

   A water outage will take place during the repairs, hopefully for only 5 hours during the night to prevent problems for residents and businesses in the area.

Donnell Fire Update

The new owners of the Dardanelle Resort were
devastated when the Donnell Fire ravaged the resort. 
   As of August 17, 2018 at 9:55 AM the Donnell Fire has burned 31,369 acres and the perimeter is now

Car hits gas pump in Mokelumne Hill

   UPDATE:  Firemen secured the gas pump. No danger

Pentagon cancels Trumps idiot parade!

Waaaaaah!  I wanna be just like Russia and
North Korea!  I want MY parade!!!
   General Mattis got all upset last night when it leaked that the cost of Trumps military parade

Omarosa's newest secret tape recording

   Yesterday Omarosa released her newest secret tape recording; this one of

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Complaints from public that Supervisor Oliveira really lives in Danville

   There is a residency requirement that all Supervisors must live in Calaveras County. The Calaveras Grand Jury got a complaint about District 3

Calaveras Animal Services--Grand Jury commends Friends of Animal Services (FOCAS)

   The Calaveras Humane Society was left around a million dollars and they have dropped

Calaveras Grand Jury 2018 says....

   Most residents who pay attention are aware of the lack of leadership at our Board of Supervisors.

   However, the Calaveras Grand Jury

Donnell Fire UPdate

   As of August 16, 2018 at 1 PM the Donnell Fire has burned 30,079 acres and is 30% contained.

   135 structures have been destroyed

Car Fire on Hwy 49

   August 16, 2018 at 10:50 AM:  A car fire has been reported on Hwy 49 near Glory Hole outside Angels Camp.

   Fire personnel and a tow truck are responding.

Body found in tent off Hwy 4

   August 16, 2018 at 10:15 AM:  An apparently homeless male was found dead inside a tent off Hwy 4 near

Custom Cabinets and Countertops

by ALCAL Cabinet...Call 736-4558 or 795-7775 for estimates!

What do you have to say, McClintock

Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has died!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Who screwed up the Moose-Gate bridge??

   Calaveras Supervisor of District 3 Oliveira, insists that it was all FEMA's
fault that the Moose-Gate bridge on Blagen Road

CCWD truck stolen in Valley Springs

      On August 15, 2018 Calaveras Sheriff deputies responded to a reported burglary at the

Smokey needs a break....

Please be careful with any fire!! Even BBQ's can be dangerous!

PG&E: Stop complaining and put your lines UNDERGROUND!!

   If PG&E would only stop complaining about their liability in some

Trump warns all others NEVER to criticize him!

   By revoking respectable former cabinet member John Brennan's security credentials Trump is warning all prior officials to NEVER

Adorable pet cow!

Just like a dog, this guy has a pet cow!

CHP eliminates the BAD COPS!

   A former CHP officer was arrested today in Amador County and charged with alleged illegal sex with a minor, a 12-year old girl.

   Michael Joslin no longer works for CHP but apparently did at the time of the offenses charged.

Congratulations to Rachel Maddow

   We just learned that the brilliant and dedicated host on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, has been nominated for an EMMY!

   Congratulations, Rachel!  You are a true HERO!

Thank you readers! We appreciate you!

   We want to thank our loyal readers, friends and foes alike, for making the SierraSentinel.com so popular. Politics is our main

Vehicle 100' down off roadway in Groveland

   August 15, 2018 at 10 AM: A car that was reportedly speeding on Camp Mather Trail in Groveland has gone over the side and is 100' down.

   One woman appears to be injured. Emergency personnel is responding to the scene.

Donnell Fire in Tuolumne County

   As of August 15, 2018 the Donnell Fire in Tuolumne County is 29,756 acres and is 26% contained.

   54 structures have been destroyed, many of them family cabins in the Stanislaus National Forest.

Mendocino Complex Fire

   As of August 15, 2018 the Mendocino Complex Fire has burned 363,845 acres, the largest fire in California history and is now 64% contained.

   147 homes have been destroyed and one firefighter has been killed in this fire.

DiBasilio Campaigns, Campaigns, Campaigns!!

  Unfortunately it seems that all Calaveras County temporary Sheriff DiBasilio knows how to do

Holy Fire in Orange County

   The Holy Fire in Orange County has burned 22,986 acres and is now 72% contained.

   Initial assessment shows that 18 homes were destroyed in this fire.

Carr Fire Update

  As of August 15, 2018 the Carr Fire in the Redding area is 211,038 acres and is 67% contained.

   1077 homes have been destroyed.

Collision on Hwy 4 in Angels Camp

   August 15, 2018 at 7:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Appaloosa below Angels Camp.

   No injuries were indicated. A tow truck is responding to the scene.

Injured dog on Hwy 4 in Copperopolis

   August 15, 2018 at 7:40 AM:  An injured dog has been reported on Hwy 4 in Copperopolis.

   Be cautious until someone car arrive to help it.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Donnell Fire Update--SPI closes land to public

  As of 1:45 PM on August 14, 2018 the Donnell Fire has reportedly burned 29,569 acres and is now 25% contained.

   54 residences and 81 other structures have been destroyed. SPI has closed their privately owned forestland from public use due to fire danger.  This likely means that no hunting will be allowed on their land.

Traffic collision on Hwy 49

   August 14, 2018 at 1:45 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 near the Calaveras Fairgrounds outside Angels Camp.

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

Major Injuries in Scooter crash

   On August 13, 2018 at 12 Noon, according to CHP,  David Moore (74) of Oxnard was riding his Yahaha Majesty scooter

Calaveras Democrats Fundraiser Dinner with Jessica Morse

      On Saturday September 8, 2018 from 4 PM to 7 PM the Calaveras Democrats will be holding an Annual

Bonnie Newman!! Thank you!!

   The public owes a big thank you to Bonnie Newman, who keeps an eye on what the Calaveras Supervisors are spending and on general moral integrity of Supervisors.

   Newman also calls out TRUMP and other extremists in Calaveras County with her research and informative reports at each Supervisor meeting.

Stupid people make stupid comments

   We got some weird and off-color comments from the people who apparently frequent a bar in Avery.   Is this a RIGHT WING

Calaveras' DiBasilio continues love for Candace Keesey

   Candace Keesey not only runs the Temporary Sheriff DiBasilio's election CAMPAIN, but she

Bear walks into liquor store

   A Connecticut black bear walked into a liquor store just to look around

Calaveras Supervisors FAKE nice!

    At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting August 14, 2018 Supervisor Oliveira led the FAKE


May the FORCE be with you!!

Fire just off Hwy 49

   UPDATE:  Approximately 1/4 acre fire in vegetation, slow rate of spread.

Why has our government become a maliscious comedy?

   How can one racist Nazi loving creep like Trump destroy the nation we love and the peace and harmony we enjoyed under President Obama.

   With Omarosa and Trump now at each other's throats, we laugh in a very terrifying way at what they both represent; incompetence, paranoia and outright hate that is the Trump administration.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Which Calaveras Supervisor knows about the Five Wives Club??

Oh, honey lamb, sweetie pie. You're a little behind

Injuries in Ione crash

   August 13, 2018 at 3PM:  A car ran off Coyote Drive near Cheyenne Drive in Ione and into the tall grass.

  Two people were transported by ambulance to a hospital. 

Bret Harte student wins scholarship

Nikolas Ratkovich of Bret Harte High School
 has won a $2000 scholarship to study in the
Mechatronics/Electronic field by
Calaveras Community Foundation!

Big rig runs red stop sign in Columbia

   August 13, 2018 at 11:20 AM:  A big rig ran the stop sign at Parrotts Ferry Road and Hwy 49 and almost overturned.

   There is debris all over the roadway. CHP is en route to the scene.

Letter to the Editor: 4 years of nothing?

   Dear Sierra Sentinel editor:

    I admit that I made the mistake of

Help wanted in Greece?

   An ad to go to work on the Greek island of Cyros was placed on Facebook and it got so

Grand Theft arrest in Angels Camp

   On August 12, 2018 around 1 PM Angels Camp Police arrested Frances Renee Vanbeekom (38) of Emeryville on Hwy 49 at Red Hill Road.

   Vanbeekom was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Altering data to Defraud on Access Card, Getting credit using others ID, Grand Theft and Committing a Felony while out on bail, all felonies.

Dorrington man arrested

  On August 11, 2018 around 10:45 PM Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Charles Gartside Williams V (36) of Dorrington at the Helicopter

Omarosa has new book

     Omarosa was on all the talk shows on Sunday, playing secretly recorded tapes of both being fired by Kelly and of TRUMP while promoting her new book!

   Trump now slams her as 'wacky' and 'not bright'!  We have a feeling there are more tape recordings to come.


Caltrans head-on crash on Poole Station Road?

   UPDATE:  Minor injuries were indicated due to this crash.

August 13, 2018 at 9:35 AM:  A head-on crash

More trouble near the Avery Saloon!!

Such a nice 'family' type place!
   For anyone listening to the Calaveras police scanner late last night, they heard there was even more trouble near the Avery

Donnell Fire now 28,000 acres

  As of August 13, 2108 at 9 AM the Donnell Fire is reportedly 28,302 acres and is now 20% contained.

   135 structures have been destroyed so far, and the cause is still unknown!

BUZZ Saw of Ebbetts Pass District 3 in Calaveras--Preston and Muetterties?????

   We just heard that Calaveras District 3 Supervisor Oliveira is the biggest filthy liar

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Angels in financial trouble! Should eliminate police!

   After an attempt to brainwash the public into voting for an increase in sales tax

Fire in Twain Harte

   August 12, 2018 at 12:25 PM:  An unattended campfire has resulted in a reported fire on South Fork Road and Italian Bar Road in Twain Harte.

   Several units are responding to the area.

Fire in Columbia

  UPDATE at 11:55 AM:  Fire contained within about a

Traffic collision in Pioneer

   August 12, 2018 at 11:50 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 88 near Inspiration Drive in Pioneer.

   Two vehicles are involved.  An ambulance is responding.  This involved a tanker truck and a 5th wheel. Minor injuries are indicated.

Motorcycle crash in Acampo

   August 12, 2018 at 11:15 AM:  A Harley Davidson motorcycle collision has been reported on Kennefick Road at Jahant Road in Acampo.

   A silver Lexus is also involved. An ambulance is responding.


Traffic collision in Drytown

   August 12, 2018 at 11:10 AM:  A solo vehicle crash has been reported on Hwy 49 in Drytown.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Mendocino Complex Fire update

   As of August 12, 2018 the Mendocino Complex Fire has burned 328.226 acres.  It is now 67% contained after destroying 139 homes and 119 other structures.

   Calfire says it is now burning pockets of areas not previously burned. Two firefighters have been killed in this fire. No civilians have been injured or killed.


Smokey says Please.....

Humans are the main cause of these fires!!

Candyrock Terrorists are local White Supremacist tie

   We are told that the group local to Calaveras County who are White Supremacists are the Candyrock

While patrolling, we found some of our own in need....

Believe it or not, the Marin County Sheriff's Office put out this
Tweet "While patrolling

Major injuries on Hwy 120

   August 12, 2018 at 10:05 AM:  A collision has been reported with major injuries on Hwy 120 in the Manteca area.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Motorcycle collision in Plymouth

   August 12, 2018 at 9:40 AM:  A motorcycle collision has been reported on Lorentz Road at Latrobe Road in Plymouth.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. A tow truck has been dispatched for the motorcycle.

Tire falls and strikes vehicle

   August 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM:  A tire reportedly fell off a vehicle and struck another vehicle on Hwy 26 near Mokelumne Hill.

    Minor injuries resulted from this incident. Two tow trucks are responding.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

What is Q-ueersAnon?

   At Trump rallies and on the internet the letter Q which we assume stands for Queer

Donnell Fire grows

   As of August 11, 2018 at 12 Noon, the Donnell Fire is 26,814 acres and is 14% contained.

   The fire is headed in the direction of Highland Lake and Pacific Valley and Spicer Reservoir.

Mendocino Complex Fire update

  As of August 11, 2018 the Mendocino Complex Fire 325.226 acres with containment now at 67%.

   139 residences at 119 other structures like barns have been destroyed.

White Supremacists war against WHITES!!!

   The Sierra Sentinel has reported that a small group of neo-Nazi kkk lovers in Calaveras County threatened, damaged property, and committed various

Traffic collision in Jenny Lind

   August 11, 2018 at 12:35 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Jenny Lind Road, where a vehicle went through a fence.

   No injuries have been indicated.

Smokey the Bear cries....

Please be careful---Humans cause most fires!!!

Car fire in Escalon

   August 11, 2018 at 12:15 PM:  A car fire has been reported on Hwy 120 and Sexton in Escalon.

   Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Fires in Shasta County

     The Hat Fire near Burney in Shasta County is 1900 acres and is now 25% contained.

     The Carr Fire near Redding is 186,416 and is now 55% contained. Homes destroyed 1077.

You don't care and we know you don't care..

46 year old CHP motorcycle cop killed

  Kirk Griess, a 46 year old CHP motorcycle cop was killed yesterday after stopping a

Judge Sanders follows the law!!!

  We were fortunate to hear Calaveras County's newest Judge, David Sanders