Monday, December 31, 2018

Three arrested in Valley Springs burglary

  On December 28, 2018 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Chantell Lynn Barnett (28) of
Mokelumne Hill on Shelton Road in

The new Pre-Nup is actually a Pre-Pup?

   As of January 1, 2019 your pets are officially members of your family, especially if you decide to get a

City of Angels Camp Council meets

   On Wednesday, January 2, 2019 the Angels Camp City Council will meet to select a new mayor
for 2019. It will be held at the Firehouse at 6 PM.

   Alvin Broglio is the newest

Not all the New York RATS went to Washington?

Trump left many of his closest rat friends
and relatives in NYC
   New York City is known for its political rats, like Trump; but when he

What are you doing New Years...New Years Eve??

and please don't drink and drive!
 Beautiful but cool weather in Ebbetts Pass and throughout Calaveras County will likely make it a New Years Eve with

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Police called to Main Street address

   December 30, 2018 at 10:40 AM:  Police and an ambulance have been dispatched with staging required to 182 South Main Street in Angels Camp, across from Taco Bell.

    No other details have been supplied at this point.

UPDATE: Adopted!! Come meet Baby Girl! She needs a home!

A sweet, gentle tortie, Baby Girl is ready to go home since she is
already spade.  Make her part of your family. Calaveras
Animal Services Cat House in San Andreas.

49ers in LA today

   For the last game of the 2018 season, the 49ers are in LA to face the Los Angeles Rams.

   Do we need to tell you our Niners are 4-
11 for the season. Game is on FOX at 1:25 PM. 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Wards Ferry fire contained at 9 acres

   The grass fire on Wards Ferry Road and Lime Kiln Road outside Jamestown on December 28, 2018, sent several engines and water tenders to the area on the double.

    The fire reached 9 acres in size before it was contained.

PG&E guilty of murder??? Refuse to bury hot lines!!!

 California State Attorney General has written in an opinion that the money is the least

Friday, December 28, 2018

Lots of skiers at Bear Valley

   Just checked the Base Cam at Bear Valley and can see that

Collision blocking Hwy 49 in San Andreas

 UPDATE:  No injuries have been indicated in this collision.

Motorcycle collision in Mountain Ranch

   December 28, 2018 at 1:45 PM:  A motorcycle collision has been reported on Jesus Maria Road in Mountain Ranch.

   Per a passerby the rider got back on the motorcycle wit an injured passenger to take them to Mark Twain Hospital.

Fire on Wards Ferry Road

 UPDATE:  More support has been requested at this fire.

Trump: I'm closing border completely if NO WALL!

KooKoo for
Cocoa Puffs
   Trump got back from Iraq in time to get real mad at the Democrats, again attempting to blame them for the SHUTDOWN

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Big Pot McBanus caused LAWSUIT!

BOOZE, not pot! I'll
buy, DiBasilio!!!
   It seems clear that a lawsuit filed by a property owner who was denied approval of a zoning change by the Calaveras Supervisor after being approved by the Calaveras Planning

Tree down on Jenny Lind Road

   December 27, 2018 at 2:45 PM:  A tree is reportedly down on Jenny Lind Road in the Jenny Lind area.

   Be cautious if headed that way until a county crew can remove it from the roadway.

OP-ED: Mr. Mike Fullaway denies threatening City of Angels Camp???? We hate LIARS!!!

   Sorry Mr. Fullaway, owner of a hardware store in the City of Angels Camp, but we cannot

Vacant Positions in Calaveras County

  Many citizen boards/committees and commissions in Calaveras County have vacancies.

   If you have the time, you should apply for one

Trump went to Iraq and LIED to our troops!

  He put Melania on display with her short skirt and legs crossed in clear view of the soldiers

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Overturned Mazda on Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  Per CHP this is a non-injury collision.

Traffic collision in Columbia

  December 26, 2018 at 2:35 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Jamestown Road at Mt. Brow Road in the Columbia area.

   No injuries have been indicated. Be cautious if in that area.

So much theft and other crime in Calaveras

  Everywhere we go we hear about how much theft and other crime goes on in Calaveras County. It doesn't matter if you

Snowmobile collision at Bear Valley--Do they chase down animals?

    December 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM:  A snowmobile collision has been reported at Bear Valley,

Caltrans back on Hwy 4 in Ebbetts Pass

   Expect delays for the rest of the week after Christmas due to the work on Hwy 4 around Big Trees State Park.

   They are apparently pouring cement and that means 10 minute delays in both directions. Be careful!

Trump dump causes DOW to lose 650 points

   All the talk about this being the worst December since the 1929 crash and Christmas Eve losses of 650 points on the DOW have everyone concerned.

  Of course, Trump blames the Fed and anyone else except himself. Watch your 401k's!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Chains required at Tamarack

   Caltrans is requiring chains on Hwy 4 at Tamarack.  That requirement could

Fatal collision in Burson

   According to a CHP press release on December 23, 2018 around 10:25 PM Donald Jackson (26) of Wallace was driving his 1996 Chevy Silverado

Santa seen in Helsinki

Norad reports that Santa was last seen in Helsinki, Finland and is now headed for Norway.

Rain beginning in Ebbetts Pass

   The rain, a light one, has just started in Ebbetts Pass on Hwy 4. It is pretty cold, so Bear Valley will likely see snow this afternoon.

   Drive carefully today. Fog in the valley and rain and snow in the mountains, so take your time!

Teddy bears getting ready for Santa too!

Fire reported in Mokelumne Hill

  UPDATE:  CHP is at the scene. Will likely need a flatbed tow truck.

Track Santa with Norad

We don't think Trump can destroy this volunteer group
from helping us track Santa's trip around the world today!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Jerry Baker petition for Day One Containment petition

That's the way and the ONLY way to fight wildfires!
   As we all know, CalFire's strategy of waiting for a few days to see how bad a wildland

Car through fence in Lockeford area

   December 23, 2018 at 12:30 PM:  A car left Hwy 12 at Cherry Road in the Lockeford area and went through a fence onto a property nearby.

   CHP is responding to the scene. No injuries have been indicated.

Dog hit, Cow out in Copperopolis

   December 23, 2018 at 12:25 PM:  A dog has been struck, but not killed, by a vehicle

Car vs. gas meter in Valley Springs

  December 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM:  A car reportedly struck a gas meter on Laurel Street in Valley Springs, near the Methodist Church.

   CHP and an ambulance are responding to the scene.

Rain coming in...

Cover everything up and stay inside where its nice and cozy!

Mattis forced to leave January 1, 2019

   After resigning in protest to Trump's incompetence and dangerous military strategies, Trump has announced this morning (on Tweets of course) that he must be gone by Jan. 1, 2019.

Car abandoned 70' off Butte Mountain Road

   December 23, 2018 at 9 AM:  A vehicle has been reported that apparently ran

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Collision in Valley Springs

   December 22, 2018 at 1 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in Valley Springs.

  No injuries were indicated. CHP is at the scene.

GOP "Spooked" by SLAT-MAN's Merry Shutdown?

That Chump looks fairly familiar...hmmm!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Senate votes to do NOTHING?? Not 60 votes for WALL!

   The Senate has just voted 47-47 to  continue discussions on the budget with the VP Pence coming in to make it a Republican win, when they cannot get 60 votes

Relax! Don't stress! Enjoy the Holidays!

Plane in distress trying to land at Columbia

   December 21, 2018 at 2:30 PM:  A plane in distress is reportedly going to try and land at Columbia Airport.

   Emergency crews are heading for the scene.

Happy SOBER Holidays from CHP

   Today begins the CHP's annual Maximum Enforcement Period for the holidays.

   Do NOT drink and drive. Turn in anyone you see drinking and driving. Have a safe and sober

Parachute accident in Tuolumne County

   December 21, 2018 at 2:15 PM: Some type of parachute mishap reportedly occurred in Tuolumne County.

  Emergency personnel are responding to the area.


Calaveras Building official QUITS!

   We were just notified that Ed Short, the controversial head of the Calaveras Building Department has resigned.

   Apparently his resignation is dated December 19, 2018.

Angels Camp Police office closed

   The Angels Camp Police Department has announced that it will be closing for the

Maroon 5 at Superbowl

Travis Scott has signed on with Maroon 5 for
half time entertainment at the 2019 Superbowl.

Sheriff's report on Pereira arrest

   According to a press release by the Calaveras Sheriff, on December 15, 2018 a deputy contacted Edward

Trump: Go ahead and close down. I WANT MY WALL!

Trumpty-Dumpty wants a great wall!
All we can do is hope he will FALL!!
   Trump not has ordered McConnell in the Senate to use the nuclear option to pass the funding for his border wall

Defense Secretary Mattis QUITS Trump!

   Realizing that Trump not only is a draft dodging coward who hasn't got a clue what to do with the military, nor does he care, Defense

Cow out on Hwy 49

   December 21, 2018 at 10:25 AM:  Be cautious on Hwy 49 near Carol Kennedy Drive as someone has reported a cow on the roadway.

   CHP is attempting to locate the owner and clear the animal off the road.

Campo Seco man arrested: Nine alleged felonies

  On December 20, 2018 Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Edward Angelo Pereira (45) of Campo Seco on

Vehicle rollover in Martell

   December 21, 2018 at 10:15 AM:  A car is on its side after rolling over on Hwy 49 at Main Street in Martell.

  No injuries were indicated. Be cautious if headed that way.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Penny Marshall, actress & director, passes

  " LaVerne and Shirley" was the first time most of America got to know Penny Marshall and loved

WALL?? What WALL???

But, my WALL, my WALL! What about my WALL??
  The lame-duck Congress passed a Continuing Resolution yesterday,

Squatters arrested in Copperopolis

   On December 16, 2018 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office received  a report of subjects possibly living in or "squatting" in a

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Where were the Muetterties, Montgomery's and Preston?? He CRIED???

   There were NONE of Supervisor Oliveira's campaign present for his last meeting, and that

State Senator Borgeas in Sonora tomorrow

   The new California State Senator representing Calaveras County, will hold a coffee  meeting tomorrow, December 20, 2018.

   It will be held at 222 S. Shepherd Street in Sonora from 1:30 PM to 3 PM. The public is welcome.

Judge wipes smile off Flynn's face

   Michael Flynn entered the courtroom yesterday smiling and confident, smirking

Collision on Hwy 4

   December 19, 2018 at 10:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Cabbage Patch.

  No injuries have been indicated.  Be careful, since the roads are icy.

Car slides off Hwy 4

   December 19, 2018 at 10:15 AM:  A car reportedly slid off Hwy 4 near Big Trees Village Drive above Arnold.

  CHP is at the scene.  No injuries were indicated.

Melania's Red Christmas trees

We had planned on avoiding this problem until we got the
letter to the editor.  Hard to ignore them now!

Letter to the Editor: Deck the Halls in Reds of Evil?!

   Dear Editor:

    First Lady Melania Trump summed up her husband's Presidency, soul and their residency in the White House by using red

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Car fire in Rancho Calaveras

   UPDATE:  The vehicle was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

Swendemann's Hardware closing

   The longtime hardware store in Angels Camp, Swendemann's is closing its doors come the end of the month.

    We spoke with the manager, who says they are leaving the state.  Sad to see the old times end. Check them out for special closing sales.

Stalking arrest in San Andreas, but NEVER Racists or Dirty Cops!

  On December 16, 2018 the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office arrested Nathaniel

Action in Bear Valley with blue skies

   Another layer of snow and the skiing is wonderful at Bear Valley this week. Just checked the Base Cam and the lifts are now open.

   Enjoy the two weeks of holidays on the slopes.

PG&E causes disturbance in Burson

   The Calaveras Sheriff was called by PG&E because a resident in Burson did not want

Deaths in Calaveras

   Among those we lost in Calaveras County in October and November of 2018 are:

   Matthew S. Brewer, who died

Motorcyclist had sub-machine gun--Nice job!

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office on December 16, 2018 a deputy attempted to initiate an enforcement stop on Hwy 12 east of Toyon on a motorcycle

Monday, December 17, 2018

New gas grill for the Holidays?

Char Broil 4 burner gas grill
ON SALE at your
True Value Hardware in
Meadowmont Shopping Center

Hwy 88 collisions all from NO CHAINS per CHP

  December 17, 2018 at 12:10 AM:  There have been several collisions on Hwy 88 in the Silver Lake and Kirkwood area this morning.

   According to reports, every one has been a result of drivers not having chains.

Big rig stuck in mud in Escalon

   December 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM:  A big rig that tried to make a U-turn on Murphy Road in Escalon is now stuck in the mud an blocking the roadway.

   CHP and a big tow truck are responding to the scene.

Car vs. tree in Avery

   December 17, 2018 at 11 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Avery-Sheep Ranch Road, down the embankment and into a tree near Timber Trails.

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


So, who's been NAUGHTY this year?

   The Sierra Sentinel has a NAUGHTY and NICE list just like Santa.  We welcome our readers

Trump giving up POWER?

   Nobody believes that this corrupt Trump Cult will give up its power easily.

   Power is addicting

Farewell Ryan Zinke...don't let the $130,000

   Ryan Zinke, Interior Secretary, being investigated on many fronts, is leaving at the end of the year.

   Comments made about his departure go

Car vs. fence in Linden

   December 17, 2018 at 9:05 AM:  A car left Hwy 26 and went through a fence on Hwy 26 at Wimer Road in the Linden area.

   CHP is responding. It isn't known if there are injuries.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   December 17, 2018 at 9 AM:  Chains are now required on Hwy 4 at Cabbage Patch.
   If headed for skiing, don't forget to carry them, and drive slowly.

Car fire on Murphys Grade Road

   December 17, 2018 at 8AM:  A car fire has been reported on Murphys Grade Road near Fairview Park Road outside Angels Camp.

  Fire personnel are responding to the scene.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Candyrock Gay Porn Club and KKK active again??

   Now that the elections are over in Calaveras, it seems we are hearing that the local violent

49ers vs. Seahawks at Levi Stadium

  UPDATE:  Niners pulled it off, winning by a field goal. Nice

Hazard at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26

   December 16, 2018 at 9:15 AM:  A traffic hazard of some type has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 26 in the Valley Springs area.

   Two CHP are responding to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Adopt a kitty

Adopt a beautiful kitty like this one at the Calaveras County Animal
Shelter Cat House in San Andreas.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Several leaving county at last 2018 Calaveras Supervisors meeting

   Two Calaveras Supervisors, Clapp and Oliveira, will be given Certificates of Appreciation for their service to Calaveras County

PG&E wants wildfire rate increase--Lies will NOT stop fires

   PG&E has asked the CPUC for a $1.1 billion rate increase, causing electric

Angels Camp City Council swears in new member - Weber Ghio returns

   On Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Firehouse, the City Council of Angels Camp will hold a Closed

Big rig loses trailer on Hwy 108

   UPDATE:  Fire department has set up one way traffic control through the area.  Turns out to be around 23,000 lbs of limestone.

Friday, December 14, 2018

John McCutcheon coming to Mokelumne Hill

   Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon will be performing at the Mokelumne Hill Town Hall on January 11, 2019.

  Tickets are available online at

Angels Camp Police make arrest

  On December 13, 2018 Angels Camp Police arrested Kevin Michael Moore (57) of Murphys at Bret Harte Road and Booster Way.

   Moore was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for an alleged Outstanding Warrant for Vehicle Theft and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, both felonies.

Fire behind Sonora Staples

   December 14, 2018 at 7:55 AM:  Identified as a transient fire behind the Staples on Sanguinetti Road in Sonora has been reported.

   Police and Fire are responding to the scene.

Collision in Vallecito

   December 14, 2018 at 7:30 AM:  A big rig and a Chevy pickup have reportedly collided on Hwy 4 at Parrotts Ferry Road in Vallecito.

   It is blocking the roadway, but no injuries have been indicated.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Current approach to Wildfire is literally KILLING US!

   Institutional momentum and HUBRIS are hampering needed change in dealing with wildfire

Cow on Hwy 49 in Carson Hill

   December 13, 2018 at 1:20 PM:  A cow has been reported out on Hwy 49 in the Carson Hill area.

   Be extra cautious until authorities can locate the owner and clear the roadway.

Does CalFire know what they are talking about?? Exterior Sprinklers???

   After reading about a study of CalFire's trying to force everyone to clear-cut their land and

OP-ED: UPDATE on the Alice Montgomery SAGA

  First thing this morning, Alice Montgomery forced her husband to try and get Alice's

Marriage licenses in Calaveras

  Marriage licenses have recently been issue to:

   Russell Thomas Berry and

Collision on Hwy 12

   December 13, 2018 at 8:30 AM:  A three car head-on collision was reported on Hwy 12 near Wallace.

   Minor injuries resulted from the crash. Tow trucks are responding to the scene.

West Point man arrested

  On December 12, 2018 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Patrick Michael Deaver, Sr. (43) of West Point at his residence on Bald Mountain Road.

   Deaver was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Furnishing a Minor with Marijuana, a felony and for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, a misdemeanor.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pence just sits, never moves, never speaks

Does Trump give Pence orders not
to speak, just like the religious
husbands order their wives
to be silent? Perhaps!
   Pence never opened his mouth during the exchange between his boss and the Dems

OP-ED: So, Alice Montgomery, tell us about yourself!! NOT right wing???

   During the election campaign for Oliveira and DiBasilio, Alice Montgomery was reputed

Breaking News: PG&E finds bullet holes where Camp Fire started

  PG&E reports that they have discovered bullet holed and broken equipment in the area where the Camp Fire started.

   The company is under scrutiny and financial stress due to the fires in California, including the Camp Fire.

MIchael Cohen gets 3 years!

   Michael Cohen, Trumps fixer for over 10 years, has been working with Mueller to get

Pelosi: Wall is all about Trumps manhood

Pelosi and Schumer left White House WINNERS!!!
Manhood?? Trump has MANHOOD?
    After the phony meeting with Trump where he threw a temper tantrum and says he's closing

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Meeting with Trump goes NO WHERE! Call Mr. Rogers!!

   As you can see from this photo, the public meeting Trump held with the incoming

Cow on Hwy 49

   December 11, 2018 at 2:35 PM:  A cow has been reported on Hwy 49 near Bell Road, by the CHP office in Jackson.

    Be cautious until the owner can be located.

Collision in Angels Camp

   December 11, 2018 at 1:25 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at South Main Street in Angels Camp.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene in the intersection.

Deaths in Calaveras County

  Recent deaths in Calaveras County include:

   Elizabeth G. Albin, who died on October 3, 2018 at the

Motorcycle vs. car in Soulsbyville

   December 11, 2018 at 1:10 PM:  A collision has been reported between a car and a motorcycle on Hwy 108 at Draper Mine Road in Soulsbyville.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Grand Theft in Murphys

   On December 10, 2018 a resident on Pappalardo Promenade in Murphys reported a Grand Theft to the Calaveras Sheriff.

  The Sheriff took a report.

Package theft in Burson

   On December 10, 2018 a resident on Brandy Lane in Burson reported a delivered package had been stolen from their porch.

    It's safer to have your packages delivered to your work or a friends business.  Very likely could be a neighbor who watches what comes and goes at your home.

Burglary in Campo Seco

  On December 10, 2018 the Calaveras Sheriff received a report of a burglary at a barn on Arkansas Ferry Road in Campo Seco.

   The burglary was not in progress. The Sheriff took a report.

Meeting at Arnold Firehouse tonight

   The Ebbetts Pass Firefighters intend to raise the taxes we pay them and tonight

Time Magazines Persons of the Year

Calling them the GUARDIANS of our democracy, Time has

Collision in Paloma

   December 11, 2018 at 9:10 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 in Paloma.

   It isn't known if there are injuries. Be cautious if headed that way.