Friday, November 30, 2018

Angels City office flooded--move to bank

   The City of Angels Camp had one of their buildings flooded and have now moved into the old Umpqua Bank building that Middleton owns.

  The cost of this damage and move are on the City Council agenda on December 4, 2018.

Why so many leaving City of Angels jobs?

   The agenda for Tuesday December 4, 2018 has an agenda item recognizing several people for their service

Fiery crash outside Lockeford

   November 30, 2018 at 12:30 PM:  Three vehicles, one a big rig, have reportedly collided on Locust Tree Road and Kettleman Lane outside Lockeford, just off Hwy 88.

   At least one vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when first reported. An ambulance is responding to the scene.  Six CHP have been dispatched to the crash.


Stones tour coming to Bay Area

   The 2019 Rolling Stones tour called "No filter" will be coming to Levi Stadium

Three Extremists appointed to Mills' Research Conservation Board

 Voted for themselves????

   The Research Conservation Board, which was pushed and created by the worst Supervisor

Calaveras Sheriff getting new trucks!

   On the Consent Agenda for the Calaveras Supervisors December 4, 2018 meeting is an item authorizing the Sheriff to buy 4 Ford F150 Police Responder trucks.

   The cost of these trucks is $137,200.00 pus sales tax and fees. My, My,  My!!

Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release on Calaveras Agenda

   On Tuesday December 4, 2018 the Calaveras Supervisors will hold a Closed Session for Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release prior to their regular Board meeting.

    They also have a Closed Session to replace the County Administrator Tim Lutz, who is leaving Calaveras after only 18 month.

Collision on Hwy 4

   November 30, 2018 at 9:25 AM:  A PT Cruiser has run off Hwy 4 near Poole Station Road in Angels Camp.

   CHP is en route to the scene. No injuries are indicated.  Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Tree down on Hwy 108

   November 30, 2018 at 9 AM:  A tree has fallen into power lines and across Hwy 108 near Mono Way in Sonora.

   CHP and PG&E are en route to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Permits to burn okay by Calfire

   This morning Calfire issued that today is a legal burn day if you have a permit in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

   It's been many months since burning was permitted in the district.

Free sandbags at Angels Camp Police department

   The Angels Camp Police department has announced that they have free sandbags available at the office on Monte Verde Street.

   Bags, sand and a shovel are available for use, but you must bag the sand yourself.

Bear Valley gets 2 more feet of snow

   The storm that poured rain on most of Calaveras County yesterday, piled the snow up another 2 feet at Bear Valley.

   Nothing in Arnold yet, but another storm expected Saturday afternoon is expected to drop snow
levels to 2800'.  Keep your shovels and chains handy.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Rocks on Hwy 4

   November 29, 2018 at 2:25 PM:  Rocks have been reported on Hwy 4 at Telegraph in Copperopolis.

   Be extra cautious until the roadway can be cleared.

Big rig stuck on Hwy 88

   November 29, 2018 at 2 PM:  A big rig is blocking lanes on Hwy 88 at Omo Ranch Road near Cook's Station.

    CHP is at the scene. It isn't known what the problem is, perhaps no chains.

Collision in Martell

   November 29, 2018 at 1:35 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 in Martell.

   Minor injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Snow in Dorrington--Chains required

   It is snowing in Dorrington now and chains are required at that point. Getting colder in Arnold.  Get ready for the white stuff. Will likely get some tonight.

   Drive carefully. Probably be a lot of traffic tomorrow and on the weekend, excited snow bunnies.

Tim Lutz resigns

   Calaveras County Administrator Tim Lutz has resigned his position.

   He plans to return to his county, Tulare.

FOX admits they do not deal with FACTS!

   We all know that in this day and age of racists vs. accepting, hate vs.

Fatal collision in Escalon

   November 29, 2018 at 10 AM:  An early morning collision has reportedly caused one fatality on River Road and Sutliff Road in Escalon.

   The coroner was notified and CHP is investigating the crash.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   November 29, 2018 at 9 AM: Caltrans has a chain requirement up for all non-4-wheel drive vehicles at Camp Connell on Hwy 4.

   Good ski-weekend coming up. Drive carefully!

What Special interests and lobbying groups are pushing Airola land?

    Oak Canyon Ranch!

 It's pretty clear that there are some Lobbying groups and Special interest organizations advertising both for and against the Airola

CHiPs for Kids!!

Donate new unwrapped toys before December 13, 2018
at the Calaveras Sheriff's substation in Arnold and
at Common Grounds in Valley Springs

Trees down in Mokelumne HIll

   November 29, 2018 at 8:40 AM:  Two trees have been reported down blocking Jesus Maria, Whiskey Slide and Worden roads in Mokelumne Hill.

    Calaveras County road crews have been alerted, but it may take awhile before the roadways are cleared, so be careful.

Is it 1974 again??? Trump vs. Nixon???

"You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore" he said the day
he resigned instead of being impeached.
   While watching this mornings headline news about Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying

Pickup into ditch off Hwy 26

   November 29, 2018 at 8:25 AM:  A pickup has reportedly run off Hwy 26 and into a ditch near Hogan Dam Road in Valley Springs.

   CHP and other emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Slow down, be cautious on the wet roads.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Firearm arrest in Mountain Ranch

  On November 26, 2018 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Kelly Marie Linneman (41) of San Andreas on

Vehicle rollover on French Gulch Road

   November 28, 2018 at 12:15 PM:  A vehicle has reportedly rolled over on French Gulch Road outside Murphys.

  No injuries have been indicated. A tow is responding to flip the vehicle back over.

School bus strikes house in Stockton

   November 28, 2018 at 8:50 AM:  A school bus with students on board reportedly left Podesto Road and struck a house near UOP.

   Emergency vehicles are responding to the scene. No injuries were indicated fortunately.

Warning to residents! Dangerous German Shepherd loose in Hathaway Pines

   WARNING!!!  On Tuesday November 27, 2018 the Calaveras County Sheriff was notified of a dangerous German Shepherd dog

UPDATE: Laptop ADOPTED!! Mewwww! Laptop needs a home!

Visit Laptop at the Calaveras Animal Services Cat House in San Andreas

Chains required on Hwy 4

   Caltrans is requiring chains on all non-4-wheel drive vehicles on Hwy 4 at Tamarack this morning.

  Drive carefully and slow down!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Power lines down in MiWuk Village

   November 27, 2018 at 2:25 PM:  Power lines are reportedly down on Olo-Win Trail in MiWuk Village.

   Emergency personnel are responding. Be extra cautious if in the area.

Structure fire in East Sonora

  UPDATE:  This was apparently a false alarm. Units are cancelled.

Carol Burton of Murphys

Dr. Clark and Mrs. Carol Burton
    On November 16, 2018 Carol Burton of Murphys passed away in her sleep.

   Born on May 7, 1926 to Chester

Happy Trump Tariff Tuesday!!

   Those who worship their racist cult leader Trump are thrilled this morning after learning about what the tariffs

Monday, November 26, 2018

Power pole on fire in Arnold

   November 26, 2018 at 2:40 PM:  A transformer apparently blew and one power line in down, starting the pole on fire at 4135 Lakemont Drive in Arnold.

   Fire crews are on site and PG&E is en route to the area.

Major injury collision near Toyon

   November 26, 2018 at 12:45 PM:  A vehicle has rolled off Hwy 12 near Toyon and down the steep embankment, with major injuries ensuing.

   Injured are being flown to Modesto Regional Medical Center. Be cautious if headed that way.

Cow on Camanche Parkway

   November 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM:  A black cow has been reported on Camanche Parkway. Be cautious if in that area.

   CHP is responding and will attempt to locate the owner.

Holiday Potluck the Congregational Church in Angels Camp.
Jessica Morse will be guest speaker.
Bring a dish and a guest to share!

Angels Camp woman arrested

   According to the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office on November 25, 2018 they arrested Riki Angela Eltringham (40) of Angels Camp on Hwy 4 at Parrotts Ferry Road in Vallecito.

   Eltringham was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, both felonies and for 6 outstanding Failure to Appear Warrants, misdemeanors.

Stanislaus County deputy killed

Deputy Hinostrosa was a longtime Stanislaus
County deputy.
   A Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy was killed last night while assisting in a chase of a DUI suspect on Claribel Road in the Riverbank area.

   The vehicle struck the curb and became airbound, striking a power pole.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Business organization needs leadership

  Over the past few months, the Arnold Business Association (known as GABA) has been in a leadership funk.

   A right wing

Motorcycle collision in Mokelumne Hill

   November 25, 2018 at 11:50 AM:  A motorcycle is down on Hwy 26 and Campo Seco Turnpike in Mokelumne Hill.

  Emergency vehicles, including an ambulance, are responding to the scene.

No chains required on Hwy 4

   Since today is sunny and the roadway is clear, no chains are required on Hwy 4 through Ebbetts Pass.

   The pass is closed at Lake Alpine, however.

OP-ED: The Truth about Pat and Karen Strohmeyer #2 of 56

   Since the serious allegations, loss of the CHP badge, and other abuses began before I returned to my grandmothers home in October of 1996,

Huffy men's Alpine Cruiser for the Holidays!

...available NOW at Arnold True Value Hardware
in Meadowmont Shopping Center!

Letter to the Editor: Saved for one more year?

   Dear Editor:

    I follow the Sentinel daily and agree with what you wrote about the fires recently.  Are we

More bodies discovered in Paradise

   The fact is that the town of Paradise will never be the same. The fire in Butte County is now 100% contained thanks

Beautiful day in Ebbetts Pass--Come play in the snow!

49ers in Florida

   The San Francisco 49ers are in Tampa Bay today to play the Buccaneers.

   Game starts at 10 AM our time and will be broadcast on FOX.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

"Inspecting Carol" at Murphys Creek Theater

Opening night November 30, 2018

Tree hanging on Hwy 4

   November 24, 2018 at 2:25 PM:  A tree has been reported hanging down low on Hwy 4 near Big Trees State Park.

   Caltrans has been notified. Be cautious if headed that way.

Crash on Hwy 4

   November 24, 2018 at 12:15 PM:  A traffic crash has been reported on Hwy 4 at Poole Station Road in Angels Camp.

   No injuries are indicated but both lanes are currently blocked. Be cautious.

Tree down on Calaveritas Road

   November 24, 2018 at 10:50 AM:  A tree is reportedly down on both lanes of Calaveritas Road near Old Gulch Road outside San Andreas.

   CHP, the Calaverasl Sheriff and public works have been notified. Be cautious if headed that way.

Overturned van on Hwy 49

  UPDATE:  Fire personnel are attempting to extricate trapped victims. Hwy 49 is blocked.

Opening Day at Bear Valley

   Opening Day at Bear Valley Ski Resort and we are already hearing complaints about people parking along Hwy 4, partially blocking the roadway.

   If you are heading for snow country in Ebbetts Pass, be sure to park in a safe place and not create a traffic hazard or get a ticket from CHP.

Vehicle rollover in Ione

   November 24, 2018 at 9:35 AM:  A solo vehicle has reportedly rolled over on Hwy 49 near Varia Ranch Road in Ione.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Be cautious if headed that way.

Camp Fire UPDATE

   As of November 24, 2018 at 9 AM the Camp Fire is listed as 95% contained, thanks to the

Jeep vs tree in Twain Harte

   November 24, 2018 at 9:25 AM:  A Jeep has reportedly struck a tree on Mount Elizabeth Road in Twain Harte.

   CHP is en route to the scene.

Car runs off roadway in Copperopolis

  UPDATE:  No injuries have been indicated in this collision.

Assault arrest in Angels Camp

   On November 22, 2018 the Calaveras Sheriff's office arrested Joseph R. Catalano

Truck stuck in pothole in Wilseyville

  November 25, 2018 at 8:40 AM:  A truck is reportedly stuck in a pothole on Blagen Boulevard in Wilseyville.

   Must be quite a pothole.  A tow truck is responding to the area.

Hwy 49 closed for parade

   Angels Camp Police have announced that Hwy 49 will be closed through downtown between 4:30 PM and 6:15 PM on November 24, 2018.

   The annual Christmas Parade will be held during that time, rain or shine.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Mobile Home Fire in San Andreas

  UPDATE:  Fully engulfed motor home on extremely muddy driveway.

Three collisions at Kirkwood

   November 23, 2018 at 1:40 PM:  Apparently in the eagerness of reaching Kirkwood Ski Resort there are now three collisions at the intersection of Hwy 88 and Kirkwood.

   It isn't known if there are injuries, but be cautious in that area. Roads are slick.

Car into snowbank on Hwy 88

   November 23, 2018 at 12:50 PM:  A car reportedly slid into a snowbank at Hwy 88 and Bear River Road on Carson Pass.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. It isn't known if there are injuries.

Large tree down in Sutter Creek

   November 23, 2018 at 12 PM:  A large tree is reportedly down across Sutter Creek Volcano Road in Sutter Creek.

   Amador public works has been notified. Be cautious if in that area.

Overturned car in Volcano

   November 23, 2018 at 11:15 AM:  A car has overturned off Pioneer Volcano Road in Volcano.

   Emergency personnel is responding to the scene.

If Oliveira wanted to know the Arnold economy.....

   Calaveras District 3 Supervisor Michael Oliveira lost his bid for re-election because he was

How do you clear cut 12,000 homes??? Where is PG&E??

   Since Trump believes that the problem with wildfires is trees and wants them all

Chains required on Hwy 4-Snowing in Bear Valley!!!

   After 270 days without a major winter storm, Caltrans has put up chain requirements on
Hwy 4 at Camp Connell this morning.

    Be cautious while driving. Thank you Mother Nature for giving us SNOW!!!

Vehicle rollover on Mountain Ranch Road

   November 23, 2018 at 8:55 AM:  A solo vehicle has rolled over on Mountain Ranch Road near Rocky Road outside San Andreas.

   CHP, a tow truck and an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Down power line in Angels Camp

   November 21, 2018 at 1:25 PM:  A power line is reportedly down on Mark Twain Road in Angels Camp.

   PG&E is being notified.  Be cautious if in the area.

Cars sliding on Hwy 120

   November 21, 2018 at 1:20 PM:  Two cars have reportedly slid off the road and into the mountainside on Hwy 120 and New Priest Grade in the Jamestown area.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious until a tow truck can arrive at the scene.

Collision in Sonora

   November 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM:  A collision has been reported on Mono Way and Tuolumne Road in Sonora.

  No injuries have been indicated.

Walmart asks Camp Fire refugees to leave--FEMA trailers????

   The Walmart in Chico has been home to many refugees of the Camp Fire in

Fire damage in Butte County cost is nearly $10 billion

  Insurance companies are trying to hold on to what is now believed to be an astronomical

Saddle Creek officially sold

   Castle and Cooke has officially sold their Copperopolis development, Saddle Creek, to a company called Troon.

   Troon is an international development company that specializes in golf and country clubs.


Lots of wild turkeys around Calaveras!  Not for eating, though!!

Roads slick--Drive carefully!

Camp Fire UPDATE

   Mixed messages this morning on the Camp Fire statistics.  Fatalities are up to 81 now and the total missing has risen

Caltrans closes passes before storm

   Caltrans has closed both Hwy 4 Ebbetts Pass and Hwy 108 Sonora Pass as the storm approaches.

   Several inches of snow are expected above 6000'.  Hooray!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Finnish trolling Trump

Collision in Murphys

   November 20, 2018 at 1:20 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 4 and Main Street in Murphys.

   No injuries were indicated. CHP is at the scene.

Too bad about "Pleasure" says Trump

   Adding more insult to injury our unglorious Trumper talked about the devastation in the small town of "Pleasure" last weekend instead

Vehicle collision in Copperopolis

   UPDATE:  First on scene reports this is  not a collision.

Fire in Columbia

UPDATE:  PG&E is en route as this is vegetation around the bottom of some

Fire reported in Arnold

 UPDATE:  Water tender released, fire controlled.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Bear Valley

  Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Creekside at the Bear Valley Lodge Thursday.

   Reservations are recommended. Call 753-3437 x 106.  They could even get some snow by then.

DOW suffers sharp losses

   The sharp losses of Monday have continued into the Tuesday morning opening bell.

    Volatility is constant, as the trade wars continue, led by Trump!

A miracle--he found Mike in the ashes

   After 9 days of searching, Hamish Patterson is in tears after finding his cat Mike

"Lock Ivanka Donka UP" "Lock Ivanka Donka UP"

   The new chant from the GOP crazy crowds that Trump gathers should be changed due to the evidence that was exposed yesterday about the First Ivanka Donka.

   She used a private email account and so now they MUST chant "Lock Ivanka Donka UP!"

Camp Fire missing persons numbers lower

  As of November 20, 2018 the number of missing in the Camp Fire is 699, after some have been located alive.  Also, the number of dead is now 79, up from yesterday.

   The total acreage burned in the fire is 151,000 and the number of homes lost is now 12,637. Containment is  now 70%.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Christopher Watts--"Heartless monster"

 Christopher Watts, (33) of Colorado, who pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and two daughters and dumping their bodies in oil containers, was sentenced this morning.

   The judge sentenced Watts to life in prison plus 60 years while relatives said he was a "heartless monster". He took a plea rather than face the death penalty.ill

Calaveras Genealogical Society Winter Social

  On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 10 AM to Noon the Calaveras Genealogical Society will hold their Winter Social at the Calaveras Main Library on Gold Hunter Road in San Andreas.

   The public is invited at no cost. Bring a family treasure, an object passed down by an ancestor, or a story to share with the group.  Refreshments will be served.

White Supremacy-American Naziism grows in the U.S.

Racists, White Supremacists, Klans and
Nazis feel empowered by
this insane maniac in the White House!
   As our readers know, the Sierra Sentinel has been exposing the sick racist

Camp Fire UPDATE: More missing

Senator Harris toured the Paradise area yesterday. Volunteers
National Guard and police continue to search for bodies.
   As of November 19, 2018 at 7:10 AM CalFire reports that the Camp Fire is now

Charlie needs a home --ADOPTED!!!!

Charlie is a gorgeous boy with a corkscrew tail
He's a lover and will keep you company for a long time
See him at the Animal Services Cat House
in San Andreas

Beagle on Hwy 4

   November 19, 2018 at 8:45 AM:  A tan beagle has been reported on Hwy 4 at Vallecito Bypass Road in Vallecito.

   No Calaveras County Animal Control person is on duty today apparently.  Be cautious if in that area.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

13 CHP units sent to Paradise

  November 18, 2018:  Another day where Stockton CHP office has sent help to Paradise.

  13 units are assisting with traffic and fire victims in the Camp Fire today.

"Just RAKE the forest floor" says Trumpty Dumpty

   It was hard to believe that Brown and Newsom could keep a straight face while Trump, who

Collision in Groveland

   November 18, 2018 at 12:40 PM:  A collision has been reported at Big Oak Road and Hwy 120 in Groveland.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Motorcycle crash in Sonora

   UPDATE:  Minor injuries have been indicated in this crash.

November 18, 2018 at 12:15 PM:  A motorcycle

PG&E admits 2nd problem

   In a PUC filing, PG&E has now admitted that it received a 2nd problem indication on one of its high voltage

Collision in Rancho Calaveras

   November 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM:  A collision between a Jeep and a Chevy has been reported on Hwy 26 at Vista Del Lago in Rancho Calaveras.

   An ambulance was refuse. CHP is at the scene.

Camp Fire UPDATE

   As of November 18, 2018 at 7:10 AM the Camp Fire is officially  149,500 acres is

Car runs off Hwy 49

   November 18, 2018 at 10:15 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 49 near Fricot City Road at Fourth's Crossing.

   No injuries have been indicated. CHP is at the scene.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Possible rain and snow by Thanksgiving?

  Weather forecasters are hesitant to predict for sure that we will see rain late next week, but it does look promising.

    We hear people up in Ebbetts Pass are getting snow shovels and ice melt just in case.  We are all hoping for SNOW in Bear Valley at least!

Fire in Camanche area

   November 17, 2018 at 1 PM:  A grass fire has been reported on Reservation Road in the Camanche Reservoir area in Ione.

   Firefighters have been dispatched to the area. Be cautious if in the area.

Motorcycle crash on Hwy 49

   November 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM:  A motorcycle is reported down on Hwy 49 near Big Bar Road outside Mokelumne Hill.

    Horse manure is apparently all across the road. Fire is requested to wash down the roadway.

Fire reported in Jenny Lind

   November 17, 2018 at 12 Noon:  A fire has been reported on Jenny Lind Road and Milton Road in Jenny Lind.

   Identified as a roadside spot fire, firefighters are responding.

Trump tries to UP Governor Brown

Arriving at Beale Air Force Base, Trump immediately had
to try

Nine CHP head for Camp Fire

  November 17, 2018 at 9 AM:  Stockton district CHP has sent nine officers to the area of the Camp Fire to assist with traffic control as Trump arrives in the refugee camp.

   California sources are stretched thin enough without Trump invading the suffering refugee encampments. It takes a lot of officers to protect that man.

Sheriff: Edward Pereira arrested with weapon

Edward Angel Pereira is the felon
who Sheriff Kuntz accompanied
to a wedding in Placerville
while Pereira was 39 and
in custody because of Kuntz
personal relationship with the
Pereira family.
   On November 15, 2018 around 4:50 PM Calaveras Sheriff deputies were called to a

US Postal Service triples LOSSES

   Hard to believe how mismanaged the US Postal Service is and has been for many years. Whether their

Trump visiting Paradise refugees...where are your papers??

f*** NO you don't have your papers! I hate all refugees!
Not in MY country, you don't!
   The fact that the most hated President EVER is coming to California today to check out the Paradise refugees

Fire reported in Mokelumne Hill

   November 17, 2018 at 8:40 AM:  A fire was just reported at Hwy 49 and Hwy 26 in Mokelumne Hill.

   Firefighters are responding to the area. This is apparently near the hill with all the homes.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Sign at Angels Camp Catholic Church scary??? They need children???

    Yesterday we noticed a big banner hanging by the doors to the Angels Camp Catholic Church.

   Shockingly, it said "Abortion takes away

Striker Spy Drone your local True Value Hardware
in Arnold
Meadowmont Shopping Center

Reminder: Sierra Sentinel does not accept HATE SPEECH!

   Continual reminders that there is a racist mental case in our White House show

Groveland crash fatal

  UPDATE at 11:45 AM:  Injured is being flown to Modesto Airport and then taken to hospital due to

DiBasilio played both sides and won the election: Oliveira did NOT!

   In order to WIN at the Sheriff race, DiBasilio knew he needed votes from both pro and con

Overturned logging truck on Hwy 49

   November 16, 2018 at 8:55 AM:  A logging truck has overturned on Hwy 49 at Ramorini Lane in Angels Camp.

   No injuries have been indicated, but both lanes are blocked with spilled logs. Be cautious until they can clear the roadway.

Quick OP-ED: The FACT: About trees and global warming

   The FACT is that every tree that is cut down just enhances

Fire training LIVE in Calaveras? You've got to be kidding!

   Fortunately, someone at CalFire was wise enough NOT to allow more fires to be set for their 20 trainees in West Point, Glencoe, Wilseyville, Arnold and Dorrington

Stock market dumping again

   The market is likely to end the year flat at best after losing most of the gains of the previous months.

   Trumps gift to

Details on Hwy 49 pursuit--Great job in two counties!!

   As we reported yesterday, November 15, 2018 around 1:17 pm, per the Calaveras Sheriff, dispatch

CHP sends more officers to Paradise--More deaths

   The Stockton CHP district has sent 5 more officers to Paradise this morning, to assist with

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bear Valley opens soon

   Snow or no snow, Bear Valley is opening on

Officers in pursuit on Hwy 49

  November 15, 2018 at 1:30 PM:  CHP is in pursuit of a vehicle on Hwy 49 outside Angels Camp.

   No details yet on the reason for the pursuit.

Officer involved shooting in Butte County evacuation area

   Word has just come across that there has been an officer involved shooting in the Butte County evacuation area.

   We don't yet have details of the incident.

Charges in death of Green Beret

   Two Marines Raiders and two Navy Seal Six Team members were arrested and charged with allegedly murdering an Army Green Beret who was strangled in 2017.

    Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was found strangled during an alleged burglary.

Brush fire in Farmington

   November 15, 2018 at 10:40 AM:  A brush fire has been reported on Hwy 4 in Farmington.

   Fire personnel is responding to the scene. Be cautious if in the area.

Camp Fire death toll rises again

   As of November 15, 2018 the official death toll in the Camp Fire is 56. Many others are still missing and the National Guard has been called in to help search for victims.

   135,000 acres and over 7000 homes have been destroyed in this fire so far, which is now 35% contained.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

One Paradise victim says....

  "They'll never call it paradise again!"

  So sad, but possibly true. The Feds now say the town cannot be rebuilt the way it was.  And the camps where victims are surviving are nothing more than refugee camps.

Possible rain next week

   The 10 day weather outlook shows possible rain and even snow at the higher elevations in the middle of next week.

   We can only hope that is true, for our forest's sake and to dampen the fire red flags.

Firefighters try to save animals

  A very emotional toll is taken on the firefighters during a terrible

48 dead from Camp Fire

  As of November 14, 2018 the Camp Fire in Butte County has claimed 48 human fatalities, 7600 homes and 260 businesses.

   Acreage destroyed is now 135,000 and the containment is 35%.

"Inspecting Carol" at Murphys Creek Threater

   On Friday, November 30, 2018 a scrooge like play opens at Murphys

Facebook says to racists...No MORE hate talk!!!

We can't even show the cat pic

  A cat rescued after being badly burned in the Camp Fire lived for

OP-ED: Today the Sierra Sentinel tells the WHOLE truth # 1 of 56

  Now that the election is over and the GOOD people have made the decision to put an honorable person into the Supervisor Chair for

Local CHP to assist with Camp Fire

   November 14, 2018 at 9:15 AM:  Three local CHP have been sent to assist with the Camp Fire in Butte County, as residents line up to return to Paradise.

   Those who don't know whether they are burned out or not are very eager to get into town and find out their fate and law enforcement is assisting in the effort.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mokelumne Hill Holiday Open House

  On December 9, 2018 from 1 PM to 5 PM Mokelumne Hill will celebrate its annual open house on Main Street.

   All types of activities for the kids and the adults are free.

RV fire in Escalon

   November 13, 2018 at 12 Noon:  An RV has been reported on fire on Lone Tree Road in Escalon.

   Fire personnel state it is totally burned out!  A tow truck and investigators are responding to the scene.

Firearm Arrest in Arnold

  On November 11, 2018 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Harley Ray Davidson (20) of Arnold at his residence on Flamingo Circle.

   Davidson was booked into the Calaveras County Jail

CNN sues Trump

   UPDATE:  Thank you to the person who corrected the name.

   CNN has now officially filed suit

Woolsey Fire in Ventura County update

   As of 7 AM on November 13, 2018 the Woolsey Fire is 96,314 acres and is 35% contained.

   435 structures have been destroyed and there are two reported fatalities. The US Forest Service reports that 83% of land in the Santa Monica National Recreation area has been destroyed by this fire and the park is now closed.

Camp Fire in Butte County: Update

   As of November 13, 2018 at 7 AM the Camp Fire in Butte County had destroyed 125,000 acres of land, 6522 residences and 260 businesses, mostly in the town of Paradise.

   The total fatalities keeps rising as the authorities look for the missing among the ashes.  As of this  morning the total is 42.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Grass fire in Oakdale

   November 12, 2018 at 2 PM:  A grass fire has been reported near Hwy 108 and Wamble Road in the Oakdale area.

   Several fire units are responding to the scene.

Collision on Hwy 4

   November 12, 2018 at 1:30 PM:  A collision has damaged a Caltrans electric box to the signal at Hwy 4 and Milton Road below Copperopolis.

   A Subaru and a pickup hit head-on. An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Minor injuries in Murphys Collision

   November 12, 2018 at 12 Noon:  A collision on Hwy 4 in front of the firehouse was reported in Murphys.

   Minor injuries resulted from this collision.

State Senator recommends breaking up PG&E

Just one street in Paradise, now known
as Hell on Earth!!!
   State Senator Jerry Hill said in an interview to

Collision in Sutter Hill

   November 12, 2018 at 8 AM:  A vehicle collision has been reported at Ridge Road and Running Gold Road in Sutter Hill.

   An ambulance and the Amador County Sheriff are responding. The driver was apparently not the owner of the vehicle.

Death toll in Camp Fire climbs to 29

   Over 200 are still missing and unaccounted for in the Camp Fire in Butte County.

   Fatalities from this fire now total 29 and could increase as authorities check everywhere.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Harley Davidson over the side

   November 10, 2018 at 1:45 PM:  A Harley Davidson has been ridden over the side of the embankment on Hwy 88 at Nobb Hill Road in Barton.

   No injuries were indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Arrogance of TV commercials in Calaveras???

   The idea that the past Supervisor of Calaveras District 3 could save his re-election by running

Butte Fire Victim gives SILENT statement

   At the Calaveras Supervisors meeting on November 6, 2018 following PG&E's phony presentation a member of the public who identified

Traffic collision at Camanche

   November 10, 2018 at 9:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Camanche Parkway near Lakeview on the Amador County side of the lake.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Calaveras Elections Office says ballots left to count

   On Friday November 9, 2018 the Calaveras Elections Office reported that there are roughly

PG&E lied to Calaveras Supervisors that they are Protecting us???

   On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 PG&E sent a representative to the Calaveras Supervisors meeting to brag how they are cutting down all the trees and preventing

Rescue of person stuck in Tuolumne Ditch

   November 10, 2018 at 9:30 AM: A person is reportedly stuck in the Tuolumne Ditch holding onto the side on Upper South Fork Road outside Twain Harte.

   Emergency crews are responding to the area.

Camp Fire may have been ignited by PG&E line

   Due to a report  by PG&E that an outage had occurred minutes before a fire was reported nearby, they state their lines may have ignited the Camp Fire. An investigation

Friday, November 9, 2018

Kaitlyn Jenners home burns down, Kardashians evacuated

Jenner's 3500 ' 4 bedroom home
is gone!
   All of Malibu is under evacuation from the fire in Ventura County today in the 14,000 acre fire.

   Caitlyn Jenner's home has already been destroyed. Other Kardashians have been evacuated.

Springsteen on Broadway a big hit!

   Only 4 shows a week are performed by Springsteen in his Springsteen on

5 Confirmed fatalities in Camp Fire

The Lutheran Church in Paradise
 was destroyed yesterday by the
 Camp Fire in Butte County
   As of November 9, 2018 at 11 AM the Camp Fire in Butte County now has its first official death toll count.  5 have

Figaro, Figaro, FI-GA-RO!!--ADOPTED!!

Adopt Figaro at the Calaveras Animal Shelter
Cat House in San Andreas

Lame Duck Supervisors meet in Calaveras

Squaaaawwwk, Quaaaack! Is this the
correct foot?  Squaawwwk!!
   Two Supervisors who did not get re-elected last Tuesday will likely still show

Chico State closes as fire nears city

  Not willing to take any chances on a fire that grew 70,000 acres in 24 hours, Chico State University has closed it's door for the duration of the Camp Fire.

   It was just reported that the fire is nearing the city limits of Chico.

Fire in Columbia

   UPDATE:  Crews immediately knocked down this fire so it wouldn't spread to the

Butte County Fire now 70,000 acres

Paradise has been nearly destroyed
by the Camp Fire!
  As of November 9, 2018 at 8:35 AM the Camp Fire in Butte County is 70,000 acres with only 5% containment.

   The town of Chico says they are not under an imminent threat at this time.  Thousands of structures have already been destroyed.