Saturday, February 16, 2019

Letter to Sierra Sentinel: Karen Strohmeyer

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

    I just wondered how did you know that Karen Strohmeyer would read your notice to her. I hear that she did, but just wondered?

   Sierra Sentinel lover in Arnold
   In response to this letter and several others like it, we can tell you that we know Karen Strohmeyer sees this because we are aware she reads the website regularly.

   The Strohmeyers have been ordered to pay us thousands in damages by a judge, as they have tried to prevent us from publishing the truth about racism, gun violence, dirty cops, etc.  They were even ANTI-SLAPPED for trying to take away FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS from a publication.

   We have been to court with them most recently where the judge asked why she was behaving in an insane manner (blasting her horn at us daily) and she sat on the stand and read what she says was an article written in the Sentinel that she didn't like.  She had printed it out. and read it aloud.

  After admitting her harassment, the judge warned her that ONE MORE TIME and she would have a RESTRAINING ORDER placed against her.



Hwy 4 still closed

   Caltrans still has Hwy 4 closed at Cabbage Patch due to weather conditions.  Motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

   It is snowing heavily in Arnold (4000') so drive carefully and carry chains if you're traveling above Murphys.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Adopt Mollie! She's a sweetie!

Look at that sweet face. Mollie is waiting at the Calaveras County
Animal Shelter in San Andreas. Go visit her.

Road closures in Calaveras County

   According to Supervisor Callaways morning report, the following Calaveras County roads are CLOSED:

   Poole Station Road
   Lower Moran

Car stuck in snow and blocking traffic in Arnold

   If you aren't sure you have the right kind of vehicle to travel in deep snow, stay home.

   A vehicle was just reported stuck in snow at Patricia and Gertrude in Arnold and blocking traffic.

Amador County closes roads

   February 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM:  Amador County roads has been forced to close Pioneer Volcano Road and Shake Ridge Road due to flooding.


Caltrans closes Hwy 4

  February 15, 2019 at 11:20 AM:  Hwy 4 is now CLOSED at Cabbage Patch due to this winter storm.

  Travelers are advised to find alternate routes to Bear Valley.  We do  not know how long this may last, but will keep you advised.

To Karen Strohmeyer: NO TRESPASSING!!! Calling the Sheriff!!

   Since you refuse to answer the cell 559-3763 that you called from we are telling you here, to STAY

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Theater workshop in Murphys

   Murphys Creek Theater is announcing an Acting Workshop from February 18 to 24, 2019 at the Black

Cannabis Study Session at BOS

   At the Tuesday February 19, 2019 Calaveras Supervisor meeting, there is a Study Session on cannabis.  The meeting begins at 9 AM.

   The purpose is whether to proceed with a Cannabis Regulatory Ordinance.  Should be interesting with all the nut case McBansters who will likely attend.

They're now calling it the El Nino

   The weather people are now suddenly saying we are being hit with the El Nino weather pattern.

   Flooding, melting all the snow and continuous rain, hail and wind, continues in the Mother Lode areas.

Flooding on Hwy 4 in Arnold

Rivers of mud and water are flooding all the parking lots in Arnold.
The water is coming over the roadway and into Meadowmont
Shopping Center, making it a RIVER.

Tree into neighbor trees and power lines---Lawsuits coming in Hathaway Pines

   Property damage, loss of power, possible negligence will likely result in lawsuits in Hathaway Pines.

Happy WET Valentine's Day

Car stuck on flooded road in Arnold

   February 14, 2019 at 11:25 AM:  A car is reportedly stuck on flooded Calaveritas Road at Moran Road in Arnold.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

County closes Poole Station Road

   February 14, 2019 at 11 AM:  Calaveras County Public Works has completely closed Poole Station Road at both ends due to flooding.

   Do not venture out if you do not have to. The thunder and lightning, along with pouring rain mixed with hail are pervasive throughout the county of Calaveras.

Hwy 12 flooded--Tree down in Railroad Flat

   February 14, 2019 at 10:55 AM:  Hwy 12 is reportedly flooded at Double Springs Road.

   Hwy 26 is still

Angels Camp City Council meets to approve new Engineers

  On Tuesday February 19, 2019 the Angels Camp City Council will meet at the Firehouse at 6 PM for a regular meeting.

   On the agenda is approval

Tree in power lines in Sonora

   February 14, 2019 at 10:05 AM:  A tree has been reported down in the power lines on Mono Way in Sonora.

   Drive carefully, as there are many traffic hazards this morning in both Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

Former cop beaten after moved to Connecticut prison

VanDyke at his trial.
     Jason Van Dyke, former Chicago cop convicted and then moved to a Connecticut prison, has allegedly been beaten by cell-mates there.

   He will likely be removed from the general population.

Road flooding in Calaveras County, trees down, power lines down

   UPDATE:  Hwy 49 is backed up in both directions and will have to be turned around. Stay off the roadways if possible.

   There are currently several locations in Calaveras County

Calaveras District 3 bridge work moves forward

   Finally, after months and now years of talking, the Calaveras Supervisors have voted

Realtors MUST notify prospective homebuyers of neighbor problems

  Whenever we buy a new home, we take the chance that we won't get along with, or like our new

Trixie needs a home

Trixie is an adorable 6 month old little girl chihuahua who needs a home.
Visit her at the Calaveras Animal Shelter  in San Andreas.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Rollover in Hathaway Pines

   February 13, 2019 at 1:45 PM:  A Toyota 4 Runner has overturned on Hwy 4 at Commercial Way in Hathaway Pines.

   It is currently blocking Hwy 4. An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Collision on Hwy 4

  UPDATE:  A brown pickup ran off the roadway, but there is debris

When we piss off the extremist racist right, the ......

...has done its job!

   When we get

Mokelumne Hill man arrested

  On February 12, 2019 the Calaveras County Sheriff arrested Thomas James Youtsey (55) of Mokelumne Hill on Pope Street in San Andreas.

   Youtsey was booked into the

Chains required on Hwy 4

   February 13, 2019:  Caltrans is requiring chains on all non-4-wheel drive vehicles 1 mile east of Arnold on Hwy 4.

   Drive carefully. So far its mostly rain below Arnold.

Flood warning issued

   February 13, 2019:  The National Weather Bureau has issued a flood warning in certain areas of Calaveras County.

   You can get free sand bags at the Angels Camp Police Department 24/7, but you have to fill them yourself.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Trump never changes--LOCK HIM UP!

   During that ridiculous campaign rally that he held in El Paso Texas last night, he got the racists all stirred up with "Lock

Newsom cancels High Speed Rail--Only ONE tunnel

  Browns $77 billion high speed rail project has hit a snag; Gavin Newsom! Newsom says its way

Pot smokers get surprise!!

This tiger was found in a small cage, with several open meat
packages nearby. He had been well fed and was overweight!
   An abandoned home in Texas looked like a great place to go smoke pot; at least at first

OP-ED: Why did so many people hate Oliveira??

   We believe that the main reason so many people hated the Oliveira campaign was of

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Collision on Moran Road

   February 9, 2019 at 12:40 PM:  A collision has been reported on Moran Road about a mile from the dump in Avery.

   No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Mail truck in ditch off LIberty Road

   February 9, 2019 at 12:20 PM:  A mail truck is reportedly stuck in a ditch off Nichols and Liberty roads in Acampo.

   A tow truck is responding to the scene.

Calaveras County to Study Cannabis issue

   The Calaveras County Supervisors will hold a Study Session on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9 AM in their Board Chambers in San Andreas.

   This Study Session is to re-examine the Cannabis issue.  You can bet the extremist right wing of Trump WILL be there yelling, and especially Mr. BigPot, who is paid by???????

Free sandbags at Angels Camp Police Department

  The Angels Camp Police Department has free sandbags available at their office on Monte Verde Street.

   You will need to fill them yourself, but they will be available 24 hours and day, 7 days a week.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   February 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM:  Chains are now required on Hwy 4 above Murphys for all non-4 wheel drive vehicles.

   Slow down. The snow is expected to be as low as 2500' with this storm.

Collision in Lockeford

   February 9, 2019 at 11 AM:  A 2 vehicle collision has been reported at Hwy 12 and Hwy 88 in Lockeford.

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

Letter to the Editor: Death at SeaWorld

    Dear Editor:

     When SeaWorld in Florida announced that another Orca had died prematurely while in

Collision in Copperopolis

   February 9, 2019 at 10:50 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Copper Cove Drive near Black Creek Drive in Copperopolis.

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

Supervisor Callaway announces special agenda items: Bridge talk

   Calaveras District 3 Supervisor Merita Callaway has announced that on February 12, 2019 both the Blagen

Friday, February 8, 2019

Arnold 'True Value' is growing

Keep your eyes open when you're in Meadowmont Shopping Center!!

Car runs off Smith Flat Road in Angels Camp

     February 8, 2019 at 9:20 AM:  A car reportedly slid off Smith Flat Road in Angels Camp.

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

Another storm headed our way

   According to the weather bureau another storm is set to hit our area this afternoon and will continue through Monday.

   Possible snow down to 2500' so carry chains if headed up the hill.  Slow down and drive carefully, as the roads in Arnold and above on Hwy 4 are icy.

Gorgeous Cleo needs a home

Cleo is a 1 year old female pit bull. You can meet her at the
Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas.  We hear she
loves to play ball!

Pickup with angry dog blocking Hwy 4 in Avery

 UPDATE:  Roadway is now clear.

  February 8, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  Careful if you are coming up Hwy 4 above Avery this

Trump's Pecker gets pecker pecked by Bezos

Bezos' willingness to take on the
corrupt Trump machine, including
the Pecker of National Engquiy
makes him a national hero!
   Looks like Trump and his Pecker tried to take on the wrong guy when they

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Two arrests in Douglas Flat

 UPDATE:  We received information that there were 5 (FIVE) Calaveras County Sheriff cars plus

Angels Camp City Council meeting cancelled

   The Angels Camp City Council cancelled their meeting last night due to bad weather.

    It will be rescheduled at a time in the near future.

Motorcycle vs. semi on Parrotts Ferry Road

   February 6, 2019 at 10 AM:  A Harley Davidson reportedly struct a semi on Parrotts Ferry Road and the roadway is now blocked, shut down at Hwy 49 in Columbia.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Head-on collision in Columbia

   February 6, 2019 at 10 AM:  A head on traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 near Shaws Flat Road in Columbia.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Be cautious if in the area.

Sean Frame to speak at Calaveras Democrats

   On Tuesday February 12, 2019 the Calaveras Democrats will meet in the Chesebrough Room at the Main Library in San Andreas.

   Candidate for District 4 Congress.  The public is invited. The meeting starts at 5:15 PM.

Little Dewey needs a home

Look at that face!  Dewey is a Dachsund,  Jack Russell Terrier mix and only
weighs 12 pounds.   He's about 4 years old. Visit him at the Calaveras
Animal Shelter in San Andreas 

Trump threatens Congress

   No one is surprised that Trump issued a warning to Congress that if they don't stop

Chains required in Arnold on Hwy 4

   February 6, 2019 at 9:45 AM:  Chains are required in Arnold on Hwy 4 this morning.

   Roads are very icy, so slow down and drive carefully.

UPDATE: Poppy found a home! Gorgeous Poppy needs a home....

Affectionate and shy, Poppy is spayed and ready to go home with a
loving person to care for her.  Visit her at  the Calaveras Animal Services
Cat House in San Andreas

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

No Calaveras Supervisors meeting today

  The Calaveras Supervisors next meeting is February 12, 2019.

   We don't yet have a copy of the agenda. There is no meeting today.

Camp Fire survivors thrown off their own land

   At a City meeting in Paradise last night, tearful residents who had moved trailers, motor homes

Happy Lunar New Year

I'm just a poor little smelly pig!
Me and Huckaby cry together!
  It seems fitting that today is the day the Chinese celebrate the Lunar

Calaveras Supervisors 2019

Calaveras County Supervisors for 2019 are:
(l to r) Tofanelli, District 1, Jack Garamendi Chair District 2, Merita Callaway
Vice-Chair District 3, Dennis Mills District 4 and  Ben Stopper, District 5

The Chief Chump Chimp making a campaign speech?

Aww, twins!!!!  Come on Ann,
you know you love me!
  Nancy Pelosi finally gave her permission for the Chief Chump Chimp to give his annual State of the Union Speech tonight.

   She will be sitting just behind (and above ) him while he campaigns for that STUPID WALL for his racist followers!

Car slides off road in Pine Grove

   February 5, 2019 at 9:35 AM:  A car slid off Tabeaud Road at Gold Strike Road outside Pine Grove.

   Injuries are not known, but a tow truck is responding.

Collision on Hwy 26

   February 5, 2019 at 9:30 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 and Mangili Road in Valley Springs.

   No injuries have been indicted, but a tow truck is responding for the vehicle.

Attempted murder arrest

   On February 4, 2019 around 2:50 AM Calaveras Sheriff deputies responded to a residence in

Trees down, power lines down

   February 5, 2019 at 8:40 AM:  A tree and power lines have been reported down on Independence Road and Liberty Hill Road outside Railroad Flat.

   Another report is on Higdon Road and Cedar Lane outside West Point, Railroad Flat Road and Jesus Maria Road.

Chains required in Murphys

   February 5, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  Caltrans is requiring chains on Hwy 4 on all non-4 wheel drive vehicles above Murphys.

   Drive carefully and slow down.  The roads are white with ice, but Caltrans has them safe enough to drive on with 4 wheel drive.

Motorists stranded in flood waters

   February 4, 2019 at 3 PM:  The Calaveras County Sheriff is warning drivers not to try and cross a flooded creek.

   They have already  received emergency calls for cars stuck in flooded creek beds.  Be safe, not sorry.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Cars stuck in snow

  February 4, 2019 at 1:50 AM:  Various problems around the county due to the rain and low snow.

   Don't drive up the mountain without chains! A car is stuck in the snow at Railroad Flat Road and Ridge Road.

Snowing in Murphys

   February 4, 2019 at 1:45 PM:  We just heard that it is snowing in Murphys now.

   Stay off the roads if possible.

Collision on Hwy 26

   February 4, 2019 at 1:05 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 near Barney Way in West Point.

   No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding. Be cautious if headed that way.

Mudslide on Hwy 4

   February 4, 2019 at 1 PM:  A mud and rock slide has been reported on Hwy 4 and Manzanita Drive near the old powerhouse in Murphys, as it does every year.

   Caltrans has been called in to clear the roadway. Be cautious if headed that way. How they EVER got permits to build that driveway is beyond most of us. Oh, Tryon???

Thank you, SPI....

Dear Family Values?

   Dear  I follow this site every day and agree with nearly everything you write about

Rams held their own...but then lost the Superbowl to Patriots

   The Rams defense held the Patriots to 3 for three quarters yesterday, but the offense was unable to put enough points on the board.

   Half time was not my cup of tea, and the lack of excitement was probably the reason Levine took off his shirt.  He had California tattoed on his belly.

Chains required in Arnold

   February 4, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  Chains are now required on all non-4-wheel-drive vehicles in Arnold on Hwy 4.

   Drive carefully. Snow is expected to fall a lower levels by tonight. Be prepared.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Fire on Moose Trail Road in Angels Camp

  UPDATE:  First engine on the scene, the structure is fully involved and power

Car into ditch in Copperopolis

   February 3, 2019 at 10:15 AM:  A car has reportedly run into the ditch off Littlejohn Road near Copper Cove Drive in Copperopolis.

   No injuries have been indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Superbowl in Atlanta today

   The New England Patriots will face the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta for Superbowl LIII today.

   The Rams may be a better team but the Patriots have the experience of Tom Brady and will probably win.  The game starts at 3:30PM our time.

Vehicle ran off Hwy 26

   February 3, 2019 at 10:05 AM:  A vehicle that was involved in a minor injury collision overnight is still sitting off Hwy 26 in Mokelumne Hills this morning. The owner had said they would get it towed, but didn't.

   A tow truck has now been dispatched to the scene.

House fire in Arnold

   February 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM:  A house fire has been reported on Pine Drive in Arnold.

   Per the first units, smoke is coming from the 2nd floor of a 2 story home.  An ambulance is also responding to the scene.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Chains on Hwy 4

   February 2, 2019 at 12:50 PM:  Chains are now required on Hwy 4 east of Arnold in Ebbetts Pass.

   It is raining pretty hard in Arnold still.

Vehicle rollover on Hwy 4

   January 2, 2019 at 12:10 PM:  A solo vehicle has rolled over on Hwy 4 at Big Trees Parkway in Ebbetts Pass.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Tree in power lines on Hwy 4

   January 2, 2019 at 10:35 AM:  A tree has been reported in the power lines on Hwy 4 at Hillcrest Road in Ebbetts Pass.

   Be cautious if in that area.

Sinkhole in Mokelumne Hill

   February 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM:  CHP has advised the county that there is a 2' deep and 4' wide sinkhole in the middle of Main Street in Mokelumne Hill.

   Not sure when Public Works will get someone out there. Be cautious if in the area.


Power pole down on Cedar Lane

 UPDATE at 10:40 AM:  Pine Drive will be closed at Black Oak while PG&E repairs

Chains required on Hwy 4

  Caltrans is requiring chains on all non-4-wheel drive

Hazards: Trees down, phone lines down....

  UPDATE:  A tree reportedly down on Railroad Flat Road and Silver Mountain Road

Friday, February 1, 2019

Major injury collision in Lockeford area

   On February 1, 2019 around 1:50 AM a collision was reported on Bruella Road outside Lockeford, where a pickup went through a fence and rolled over.

   Major injuries resulted from this collision. CHP is at the scene now.

FEDEX employee found frozen in Illinois

   A FEDEX employee was found by another employee outside in the yard between two

Arrest for threat in San Andreas

   On January 31, 2019 at around 2:30 PM Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Jason Wesley Andahl