Saturday, September 14, 2019

UPDATE on helicopter

   We spoke with Supervisor Callaway earlier. She had received complaints about the low flying helicopter that has Sheriff apparently written on the side.

   The Calaveras Sheriff denies having any of his people in the air. He says its PG&E, checking the lines, even on Saturday.

Pedestrian on Hwy 4

   September 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM:  A pedestrian has been reported walking in and out of the roadway on Hwy 4 in Douglas Flat.

   CHP has been notified. Be extra cautious until they can make sure the road is clear.

Boil Water order in Big Trees Village

   UPDATE:  The BOIL WATER order has been extended to at least September 17, 2019.

Hike to Cougar Rock

   Ed Langan sent us this photo, joining the group on the Arnold Rim Trail to Cougar Rock last night, after

Eddie Money dies

   "Two Tickets to Paradise" rocker Eddie Money died yesterday September 13, 2019. He was 70 years old.

   He had been suffering from cancer.

Helicopter circles in Arnold

What appears to be a Calaveras Sheriff's helicopter circled the
Arnold area around the Meadowmont Shopping Center
on Hwy 4 for hours on Friday September 13, 2019,
making dangerous sudden U-turns, etc, as residents and
shoppers watched!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Calaveras Planning Coalition (CAP) holding dinner

   On October 19, 2019 the Calaveras Planning Coalition will hold their annual fundraising dinner at the Metropolitan in San Andreas.

   The dinner is from 5 to 8:30 PM and you can get tickets by calling 559-2455 or going to

"Frogtown Hoedown" theme chosen for 2020

   After reviewing 110 entries of possible slogans for the 2020 Calaveras County Fair, the Board chose one

Public trails along waterways filled with sewage and e-coli

How long before Angels Creek looks like this?
   The Angels Camp City Council has been adamant that they want the public to have access to Angels Creek via a pathway

Caltrans doing tree work in Angels Camp

  On Monday September 16, 2019 Caltrans will be doing tree work on Hwy 49 in Angels Camp.

   The work is from Angels Creek to Park Avenue. There will be 15 minute delays during the work day.

Cannabis Study Session in Calaveras

   On Tuesday September 17, 2019 the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting for a Study Session on proposed badges for Cannabis farms.

   Also on the agenda is approving the response to the 2018-19 Grand Jury report.  The meeting begins at 9 AM.


Vehicle vs. tree in Paloma

   September 13, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly struck an oak tree on Paloma Road in Paloma.

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

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Major injury 4 wheeler collision in Arnold

   September 12, 2019 at 2:20 PM:  A 4 wheeler has been in a collision on Antler Drive in Arnold.

   Major injuries have resulted. An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Guided hike to Cougar Rock

  On Friday September 13, 2019 there will be a guided hike to Cougar Rock on the Arnold Rim Trail.

   Hike begins at 5:30 PM at the intersection of Lakemont Drive and Valley View Drive. There will be a full moon.

Angels Camp woman arrested

   On September 9, 2019 Angels Camp Police arrested Stacy Len Cardenas (46) of Angels Camp at her residence on Dogtown Road.

   Cardenas was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Threatening a Crime with Intent to Terrorize, a felony.


T. Boone Pickens dies

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Walker Fire update

   The Walker Fire, burning in the Plumas National Forest, is now 48,321 acres and is 20% contained.

  The cause of this fire is yet to be determined.


Tree down in Mountain Ranch

   September 11, 2019 at 2 PM:  A tree is reportedly down and blocking the entire roadway at Whiskey Slide Road and Mountain Ranch Road in Mountain Ranch.

   Calaveras Public Works has been notified. Be cautious if you are headed that way.

Overturned car in West Point

   September 11, 2019 at 10:20 AM:  A vehicle is reportedly overturned on Hwy 26 at Centennial Mine Road in West Point.

   Vehicle is on its side. An ambulance and tow truck are responding.

Flags at half staff

   Today, September 11, 2019 is the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attack in New York City.

   Flags are being flown at half staff in memory of those lost that day in 2001.

SUV vs. child at Tracy school

   September 11, 2019 at 8:45 AM:  A child has been struck by an SUV on Escuela Drive at Bethany School in Tracy.

   An ambulance responded to the scene. A tow truck has been dispatched.

Cooler mornings: Signs of fall coming

    According to the weather service, we can still get some near 100 degree days in the valley, but these cooler mornings are a good sign.

   Fall is coming. Days are getting shorter, so get ready for snow! and enjoy the more comfortable days we are enjoying now.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Walker Fire grows

   As of September 10, 2019 at 11 AM the Walker Fire in Plumas National Forest is 47,340 acres and is 12% contained.


Tractor starts fire in Linden

   September 10, 2019 at 11:20 AM:  A grass fire at Hwy 26 and Fine Road near Linden was started by a tractor, according to the report.

   Engines are responding to the scene, along with water tenders.

Insurance Town Hall meeting

   There will be a Town Hall meeting with Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on September 16, 2019 at 6 PM.

   It will be held at the San Andreas Town Hall in San Andreas. Homeowners insurance in the Wildland Urban Interface will be discussed.

A sign of the times....AGAIN???

                             UPDATE:  This sign has now been RIPPED down and left hanging!!!
...this sign advertising a fundraiser for the NRA on Hwy 4 in Arnold
was found to have some added color Sunday morning!!
Now again after the Labor Day weekend, SPLATT!!!

These are STRANGE times!!!!!

   San Francisco declares the NRA to be a TERRORIST organization, our President invites the TALIBAN to Camp David near the 9/11 anniversary and Trump makes sure to give airport near his hotel U.S. Air Force gas business.

   These are the STRANGEST times of our lives in the USA. 

Candidates night cancelled

Sean Frame dropped out of race, so the candidates night
has been cancelled. Brynne Kennedy will be the primary choice!

Mark Sanford running against Trump

   Former Governor Mark Sanford ha announced that he is running against Trump for the GOP nomination for president.

   Last night at a rally in North Carolina,

Housekeeper wanted

  Housekeeper needed in Arnold. Large house, 2 story, must have experience and references.

   If interested, respond

Arrest for burning in Glencoe

   It isn't often that we see anyone charged with illegal burning in Calaveras County, but on September 8, 2019

Trump fires John Bolton

   National Security Advisor and FOX-Trump supporter John Bolton was apparently fire by Trump this morning.

    Known as almost a big a fool and idiot as

Elder abuse arrest in West Point

   On September 6, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Zachariah William Conder (25) of West Point on John Eaph Trail.

   Conder was booked

Monday, September 9, 2019

Structure fire in Ebbetts Pass

   UPDATE:  Additional crews cancelled. Fire under control.

    UPDATE:  Crews are attempting

Chicken adoption at Calaveras Fairgrounds

   On Fri day September 13, 2019 and Saturday September 14, 2019 over 100 chickens will

Traffic collision in Columbia

   September 9, 2019 at 5:50 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Parrotts Ferry Road at Union Hill Road in Columbia.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Three vehicle crash in Murphys

   September 9, 2019 at 2:30 PM:  A three vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 4 near Tanner Road in Murphys.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Get up and VOTE!

Don't let any racist, religious red-neck Republicans
back into office!!
If we don't ALL vote, they will take over!!

Motorcycle collision in Escalon

   September 9, 2019 at 1 PM:  A motorcycle trying to split the lanes on Hwy 120 at Yosemite Avenue in Escalon struck the mirror of an SUV and crashed.

   No injuries have been indicated.

Walker Fire in Plumas National Forest

   As of this morning September 9, 2019 the Walker Fire, located in the Plumas National Forest, is nearly 44,000 acres.

   It is only 7% contained at this time.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

If your birthday is today, September 8....

  ..... you share it with Senator Bernie Sanders, country singer Patsy Cline,  comedic actor Peter Sellers,

49ers in Tampa Bay

  UPDATE:  49ers won 31-17!  Way to start off the season, Niners!

Evacuations in Butte County

  TV shows were interrupted last evening when evacuation orders were shown for Butte County due to the Swedes Fire near Lake Oroville.

   The fire is now 400 acres in size and 20% contained. The cause is under investigation.

Walker Fire near Quincy

   As of 9:30 AM on September 8, 2019 the Walker Fire in the Plumas National Forest near Quincy had

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Traffic collision in Clements

   September 7, 2019 at 10:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Clements Road in the Clements area.

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

LIsten to Smokey

This is the most dangerous time of the year!!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Kanye's new Monster Lake Ranch

Kanye West just bought this 4500 acre ranch, called Monster Lake Ranch
near Cody, Wyoming.. The asking price was $14 mill.

Flood Fire near Rancho Calaveras

   The Flood Fire, southwest of Rancho Calaveras started on September 5, 2019 near Flood Road in San Joaquin County.

    44 acres are reportedly burned. CalFire shows 0% containment, but we have to check on that and will post when we learn the details.  The cause is under investigation.

Walker Fire in Plumas National Forest

  UPDATE at 9 PM:  This fire is now 17,800 acres in size and is still

Fire in Oakdale

  A grass fire has been reported on Stearns Road at Hwy 108 in Oakdale.  Several engines and water tenders are responding.

   Be extra cautious if headed that way.


Two out of state residents arrested in Sheep Ranch

  On September 5, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Patrick James Owens (64) of

Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains

  CalFire reports that they battled a fire on Deer Creek Road near Boulder Creek on September

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Friends??? of McClintock???

   Congressman Tom McClintock SENT us this photo, complaining of all the protesters

Water company, Mi-Wuk tribe and Enterprise in battle

   Calaveras County Water District has been accused of discrimination against the Calaveras band of Mi-Wuk Indians after CCWD apparently refused to hire

Burglary in Angels Camp

   Calaveras Coins and Collectibles was burglarized during the night of September 5, 2019, burglars ransacking

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Calaveras Fair 2020 needs a theme

   The Calaveras County Fair is looking for theme name for the 2020 fair, May 14-17.

   If you have an idea, send it to by September 9, 2019.


Assault arrest

   On September 3, 2019 the Calaveras Sheriff's Office arrested Dennis Willard Fields, Jr. (30) of San

Three car collision in Pioneer

   September 4, 2019 at 9:35 AM:  A three car collision has been reported on Hwy 88 near Marilyn Lane in the Pioneer area.

    An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Abandoned and starving horses need your help

   Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) and Calaveras Animal Services need your help to feed the possibly 30

Hwy 4 crash victim dies

   CHP has just informed us that  Kevin Horigan (59) of Murphys, who was injured in the August 25, 2019 head-on crash on Hwy 4 in Murphys has died from his injuries at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto.

   Horigan was the driver who, for some unknown reason, crossed the double yellow line and struck a Subaru head-on.  The driver of the Subaru also sustained major injuries.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Commercial diving boat ablaze

   A 75-foot diving boat out for the holiday with dozens below deck sleeping, caught fire and was

Allie needs a new home

Look at this precious long-haired dilute tortie! Better go visit her at
the San Andreas Animal Services Cat House. She won't last long!

FOX Business News Stuart Varney says TRUMP Never LIES????

What a shameful, horrid person he is!
   In an interview with Joe Walsh, who recently entered the Presidential race on the Republican side, Stuart Varney of FBN, got into an

Arrest for Rape in San Andreas

   On September 2, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested William Allen Wilkerson, Jr. of San Andreas at his residence on Fricot City Road.

   Wilkerson was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Rape by Force or Fear, a felony.

Woman arrested at O'Reilly's

   On September 1, 2019 Angels Camp Police arrested Brooke Lynn Hines (21) of Angels Camp at the O'Reilly's Auto Parts Store on Main Street.

   Hines was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft and Receiving Stolen Property, both felonies and for a Warrant for allegedly Failing to Appear, a misdemeanor.

Angels Camp Police arrest 2 from Antioch

   On August 31, 2019 around 4:15 PM Angels Camp Police arrested Victor Aumud Lumsey, Jr (29) of Antioch on Hwy 49 at the Humane Society

Traffic collision on Hwy 12

    September 3, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Toyon Circle near Toyon Middle School.

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

Smokey says....

Enjoy the forest, but be careful. Fire season is year round!

Grass fire in LInden

    September 3, 2019 at 6:20 AM:  A grass fire has been reported at Hwy 26 and Wimer Road in Linden.

   Several engines are responding to the area.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Collision in Bear Valley

   September 1, 2019 at 6 PM:  A traffic collision was reported on Hwy 4 at Bear Valley Road.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

If your birthday is today September 1.. share it with attorney Alan Dershowitz, actress/comedian Lily Tomlin,

Collision in Lockeford happened during the night

   September 1, 2019 at 8:50 AM:  A man reportedly walked to a door with injuries, telling of running off Hwy 88 during the night and into the field nearby.

   CHP is responding as well as an ambulance.

Dead now number 7 in Texas mass shooting

   Beto O'Rourke seems to be the only candidate making this a main issue in

Saturday, August 31, 2019

5 dead and 21 injured in West Texas shootings

   Three officers are included in the injured in a wild shooting spree from and car and then a hijacked mail truck in the towns of Odessa and Midland, Texas.

   Five are confirmed dead. The shooter is also dead, killed in a shootout with officers in a theater parking lot.

Motorcycle collision on Hwy 49

   August 31, 2019 at 7 PM:  A motorcycle has been reported as crashed on Hwy 49 and Dell Orto in Mokelumne Hill.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.  Possibility of alcohol being involved in this collision.

Fire in Sutter Creek

   UPDATE:  Fire is approximately 1/2 acre in size.  Two other fires have now been reported along Hwy 88 in the Martell area.

Collision in Valley Springs

     August 31, 2019 at 11:40 AM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 26 and Hwy 12 in Valley Springs.

   No injuries have been indicated.

Debris burn on Moran Road????

   August 31, 2019 at 10:25 AM:  Hard to believe but a debris burn has been reported on Moran Road near Linda Drive in the Arnold area.

   All burning has been suspended now for months due to fire danger.  Fire personnel are responding to the report.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Coffee Talk in Angels Camp

   On September 3, 2019 there will be a no agenda coffee talk at the Angels Camp Business Association office at 300 S. Main Street.

   The time is 8 AM to 10 AM and you do not have to be an ACBA member to attend.

Mini Cooper overturned

   August 30, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  A Mini Cooper has reportedly overturned on Red Corral Road and Defender Grade Road between Pioneer and West Point.

   Roadway is blocked. Attempting to get driver out of vehicle. An ambulance has been dispatched to the scene.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Smokey say be carefull this weekend

Nearly half of the Amazon Rainforest gone!

   Since humans started farming nearly half of the Amazon Rainforest has disappeared and the fires are still burning out of control.

   Since the president of Brazil, Trump and some other anti-Climate Change officials deny the effect, who knows how long it may burn.

Help with fire in Oakdale

   UPDATE: As of 10:35 AM most fire equipment is being released. Fire is under control.

UPDATE at 8:50 AM:  Additional crew

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

City of Angels raising water rates again

   You know whenever the Angels Camp City Council says they want to hear from it citizens about whether to raise the water rates, that something is up!

   The usual course of events is that they have already made the decision and WILL raise your water and sewer rates soon!

Deaths in Calaveras County July 2019

   Among those who passed away in Calaveras County in 2019 were:

   Danny M. Bader, who died on July 24, 2019 at the age of 64.

   George W.

Labor Day Festival in Arnold

   The annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival will be held in downtown Arnold this weekend, August 31 and September 1, 2019.

    Vendors of all types of crafts and food will be showing their wares on Hwy 4.

McClintock last Republican STANDING in Sierras

   Tom McClintock was extremely upset that he was the ONLY Republican in

Shakespeare and Wine in Murphys

   On September 13, 2019 the Murphys Creek Theater will hold a Shakespeare and Wine

Major injuries in big rig crash

     CHP is at the scene of a big rig crash at Hwy 120 and Main Street in Manteca. A big rig

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Catherine Gibson, longtime Eastern Star member

     Catherine (Cathy) Jean Gibson, born September 6, 1952, passed away August 16, 2019 in

Major injury collision on Hwy 4

   According to a CHP report on August 265 2019 at approximately 5:30 PM Mary Hansen (75) of

Collision in Farmington

   August 27, 2019 at 8:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Drais Road in the Farmington area.

   It isn't clear but may be some type of industrial related collision.  CHP is responding to the scene.

What is a First Lady to say?????

Oh, I would love to get to know
Kim Jung Un. So tall and sexy
he is!
   The First Lady Trump had to issue a press release after her husband Trump stated in France that Melania had gotten to know Kim Jung

Car goes off cliff in Copperopolis

   August 27, 2019 at 8 AM:  A car reportedly went off the cliff on Obyrnes Ferry Road in Copperopolis, just on the edge of the Tuolumne County side of the bridge.

   Fortunately, only minor injuries resulted from this crash. A tow truck is responding to the scene.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Please privatize the Post Office

   Most everyone knows that the US Post Offices would be better run by a UPS or FED EX, and they are nice

Trump: China called me last night!???

   Trump lies every time he opens his mouth. You just never know what will come out of that pie hole

Major injuries in Murphys collision

   On August 25, 2019 around 4:25 PM, per the CHP report, Kevin Horigan (59) of Murphys was driving a 2013 Mazda on Hwy 4 near Williams Street.

    Janet LynchGillespie (65) of San Jose was

Election Forum at Bret Harte High School

  On September 25, 2019 at 5:45 PM the Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee will hold a public forum for the upcoming Congressional primary

Biden forgets where he is....

   As often happens to candidates during their hundreds of campaign stops, Joe Biden forget where he was while speaking yesterday.

    He praised the state of Vermont, but was actually in New Hampshire. Sometimes they need it written on their foreheads, so as not to embarrass themselves.

Sex Offender arrested in Valley Springs

   On August 24, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Paul Ray Griffith (48) of Valley Springs on Scenic

Arrest at Big Trees Market

   On August 23, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff Deputies arrested Jason Antione Cachuex (37) of Forest Meadows at Big Trees

Sunday, August 25, 2019

New hotel coming to Copper

  During 2020 the Copperopolis Town Square will be adding a hotel to its complex, including 30 guest

Dangerous White Supremacists are EVERYWHERE!

  If they disturb you in any way, report them.  We hear that neighbors who feel they have racists next

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Trump went to the G-7, or actually G-6 + 1

Trump is in France, with the other NORMAL leaders of the represented
countries in the group. They're calling it the G-6 + 1 for Trump!

Overturned vehicle in Escalon

   August 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM:  Two vehicles have reportedly collided and overturned into a ditch on Lone Tree Road and Henry Road in Escalon.

    An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Tents at Arnold True Value

True Value in Meadowmont Shopping Center has tents
and shade canopies available.

Major water leak in Copperopolis

   Although CCWD worked through the night of August 23, 2019 they were unable to locate the leak that worsened on August 22, 2019 on Copper Cove Drive.

   Crews will return to the area on Monday and meanwhile, will watch the leak over the weekend.

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Obamas moving to Martha's Vineyard

The Obamas are reported to be in escrow to buy this mega estate
in Martha's Vineyard.  Yes, where the Kennedy Family
has their estate.

Thomas Osborn of Angels Camp

  Thomas Charles Osborn, lifetime resident of Altaville and Angels Camp, passed away August 20, 2019 at his home in Angels Camp. He was 78.

   Tom spent most of his life

DOW closes DOWN 600 points

   After China retaliated against Trumps tariffs this morning, the stock market took a hit.

   The DOW closed 600 points down.  Will Trump ever learn?

If you see this truck parked hiding at your neighbors...... know that something corrupt is going on. Neighborhood disputes
over refusal to allow a driveway through YOUR land to a narrow street
behind your property have resulted in years of harassment and
abuse.  In case you don't recognize it, it's a CA State vehicle and will
be reported as a complaint. Mental case on narrow street will never stop!!
NEVER will you get a street through this land!!! The State is
shameful to allow themselves to get involved in this stuff!!

Fire reported on Hwy 4

   UPDATE:  Fire reported as 3 to 5 acres on the Calaveras County side.  Accessible near Natural Bridges

Not hazardous spill in Sutter Creek

   August 23, 2019 at 10 AM:  What was first believed to be hazardous material is actually 200 gallons of

Crash on Hwy 49

   August 23, 2019 at 9:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Meacham Ranch Road just outside

Sarah Huckabee Sanders going where she belongs.....

   After a few weeks of applying for jobs, Trump got Sarah Huckabee Sanders a job at FOX News...BIG surprise.

    This is exactly

Thursday, August 22, 2019

If you don't own 5 guns.......

   According to an internet ad we saw, if you don't own at least 5 guns, donate to Tom McClintock

Bear Valley Season Passes Available now

   A season pass to Bear Valley Ski Resort is now available.  You can save $100 by getting yours before October 31, 2019.

   The cost for the 2019-20 season is $739.

Trump claims "I'm the chosen one!"

After this nut case conspiracy theorist called Trump the
King of Israel and the 2nd coming of God, Trump
looked up