Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Sound on Calaveras Supervisor meeting improved

  For a lengthy time, the sound quality on the live Board of Supervisor meetings in Calaveras has been poor

Khizr Khan is a hero!!!!

Woman arrested in Wilseyville

   On July 30, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Jennelle Cherylynn Bartholemew (29) of Antelope on Blagen Road in Wilseyville.

   Bartholemew was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Possession of Forged Notes, Forgery Ficticious Check, Getting Credit with others ID and Violation of Probation, all felonies.

Arson arrest in St. Helena

  On Sunday July 28, 2019 around 12 Noon Calfire law enforcement arrested Kristina Loraine

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Structure Fire in Valley Springs

 UPDATE:  The Red Cross was notified as two adults and two children (1 a newborn)

Assault rifle bought in Nevada three weeks ago

   The assault rifle used by the killer in Gilroy on Sunday was bought legally in Nevada three weeks ago.

   Governor Newsom blames Trump types for gun violence continuing to pervade our society.

Karla Marie Nichols of Vallecito

  Karla Marie Nichols peacefully passed away on July 25, 2019 at a Modesto hospital at the age of 51.

   She is survived by her husband Ronald

Hazard on Obyrnes Ferry Road

   July 29, 2019 at 8:40 AM:  Garbage has been reported spilled onto Obyrnes Ferry Road at Black Creek Road in Copperopolis.

   Be extra cautious until CHP can get it cleaned up.

Monday, July 29, 2019

First Friday in the Park

   On Friday, August 2, 2019 the Iconics will entertain the crowd in Murphys Community Park.

   This First Friday event will begin at 5:30 PM.

Felony criminal conspiracy because of exposure

   Due to the Sierra Sentinel exposing racism, gun thugs, dirty cops and drunken PTSD postal clerks, the conspiracy to harm the property and or persons from the Sierra Sentinel, have this white trash

Shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival

   It's not yet clear the exact numbers but apparently at least 3 people were killed and 11 wounded at the Gilroy Garlic Festival yesterday afternoon.

   Although a security system was in place, the shooter seems to have cut through a fence in the back of the park in order to kill victims. The reason is not known, but the police killed the shooter.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Dan Coats can't take Trump anymore

   After spending his entire time as Director of National Intelligence disagreeing with Trump, Dan Coats is apparently resigning this week.

   Will Coats appear at one of those sweet little goodbye parties Trump holds for the press? Not

Woman lying on Hwy 49

   July 28, 2019 at 12 Noon: CHP is responding to a report that a woman is lying on Hwy 49 near Poppy Hills Drive in the Columbia area.

   No other details have been indicated.  Be cautious if headed that way.

Collision near casino

    July 28, 2019 at 11:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Ridge Road near New York Ranch Road, not far from the Casino.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. Be cautious if in that area.

HD: Trial recesses May 27, 1995--Shame of Calaveras

  In the May 27, 1995 issue of the Record, this article was printed about the Patrick Strohmeyer trial.

   "The trial of a former

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Smokey the Bear says

Please be careful. Our forest depends on it!

Whiskey Fire at Hogan Dam

  On July 18, 2019 the Whiskey Fire at Hogan Dam burned 27 acres before being brought under 100% control by Calfire.

   It was near the Whiskey Creek Day Use Area.  The cause is still under investigation.

New stop signs at dangerous intersection

   After many crashes, some fatal, Caltrans has decided to install stop signs on Hwy 49 at Hwy 26 in Mokelumne Hill.

   A longer term plan is yet to be decided, but for the short term,  Caltrans feels it will prevent more deaths at that intersection.

UPDATE: Both Greg and Dharma have been adopted! Kittens available for adoption

Adopt Dharma and Greg together.
Visit them at the Calaveras Animal
Shelter in San Andreas

Friday, July 26, 2019

Two arrested in Wallace

   On July 25, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Bobby Charles Martin (23) of Wallace at his residence

Has your neighbor POISONED your dog?

   Do you have a mentally disturbed dirty cop next door or a woman who is so crazy, she poisons your dog or shoots across property

Discolored water in Copperopolis

  CCWD states that the discolored water occurring in the Copperopolis area is a naturally accumulation of minerals and not a health risk.

   A pump that lost power earlier in the week reportedly caused the discoloration. They are working to clear up the problem.

Deputies coerce inmates into having sex?

   We've all heard the rumors about deputies and even a past Sheriff using their position in law enforcement to coerce female inmates into having sex with them, among many other corruptions in Calaveras County.

   Most of this goes on without investigations or protection of the women involved. However, a Sutter County deputy has been fired over this practice. One down, many to go!

Calfire on Arson arrest in Forest Meadows

  On July 23, 2019 Katrina Kelly (26) was arrested for alleged Arson of an Inhabited Structure on Sandalwood Drive in Forest Meadows.

   Time sentenced may be increased if convicted because California is in a declared State of Emergency due to fire danger, according to CalFire.

White SUV on fire on Hwy 4

  UPDATE:  Fire is extinguished. A tow truck has been dispatched to the scene.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein now on suicide watch: Victoria Secret ties????

   After being found semi conscious in a fetal position in his cell, alleged child abuser Jeffrey

Buy only sealed ice creams

   The public is more careful about what ice cream they buy since the videos surfaced with a young girl licking out of a carton and then returning it to the freezer.

   More ice cream companies now have plastic seals on their cartons and if you look carefully, you can make sure those are the ones you purchase.

CHP report on Hogan Dam Road arrest

  On July 22, 2019 around 4:30 PM a Calaveras County Sheriff's deputy attempted to stop

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Orange man scared

The orange man in chief didn't sleep much last night, judging by his red eyes.
We'll miss the ORANGE MAN!!

Malfunctioning heater causes house fire

   Several fire units responded to a call for a house fire on Eel River Drive in the Mono Vista area of Tuolumne County.

   A malfunctioning heater apparently caused the fire which was extinguished quickly.

Adopt a Wild Horse

   On Saturday July 27, 2019 wild horses will be available for adoption in Elk Grove.

   More details and photos are available at

Angels Camp woman arrested

   On July 23, 2019 Angels Camp Police arrested Louise Marie Walsh (48) of Angels Camp at her

Woman arrested at Forest Meadows fire

   On July 23, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Katrina Kelly (26), no known address on Sandalwood Drive in Forest Meadows.

   Kelly was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Arson of an Inhabited Structure and Arson in a State of Emergency, both felonies.

Bear Valley Music Festival through August 4

   A different artist every night through August 4, 2019 at the Bear Valley Music Festival.

   Go to their website to get more details.

Hooray! Lydia has been adopted! Adopt Lydia!!

This loving, outgoing, talkative kitty needs a home. You can visit
Lydia at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in San Andreas.

Motorcycle collision on Hwy 4

   According to CHP on July 23, 2019  around 3:50 PM Alekxandra Numberg (44) of Campbell was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Hwy 4 near Poole Station Road at an undetermined

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Several small fires have been contained

  Several small fires believed to have been lightning caused in Calaveras County, have now been contained.

   One in Copperopolis, one on Swiss Ranch Road and one in Forest Meadows were all  caught early and crews were able to get them contained without much trouble.



CHP report on motorcycle crash on Hwy 26

   According to the CHP report on July 20, 2019 around 11:10 AM  Jerry Inman (64) of Stockton was riding a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle

Ebbetts Pass fire sent to fire in Forest Meadows

   UPDATE:  Vallecito fire crew has been dispatched to this fire.

Fire on Mountain Ranch Road

   July 23, 2019 at 1:35 PM:  A fire has been reported on Mountain Ranch Road just outside San Andreas.

   Units are responding to the scene, along with dozers and water tenders.

Fire on Old Gulch Road

   UPDATE:  Two more engines have been requested for this fire. Access is on Old

Car strikes cans and pole

   July 23, 2019 at 1PM:  A car reportedly struck garbage cans and a pole on Baldwin Street in Rancho Calaveras.

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

Trump keeps increasing deficit

    In a deal to keep kicking the can down the road, Trump yet again increased the budget deficit another trillion dollars.

   Republicans, who used to claim to be fiscal conservatives, now throw money away to the big corporations, and let the older Americans suffer.

Fire in Mountain Ranch

 UPDATE:  CHP is helping with traffic control

Collision in Campo Seco

   July 23, 2019 at 9:55 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Campo Seco Road in Campo Seco.

   No other details are yet known.

Collision on Hwy 26

   July 23, 2019 at 9:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Jenny Lind Road in Jenny Lind.

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


Fire in Copperopolis

   July 23, 2019 at 8:55 AM:  A vegetation fire has been reported on Christian Gulch Road in Copperopolis, believed to be a lightning strike.

   Several engines are responding to the area off Hwy 4.

Calaveras Humane Society needs volunteers

   Now that the Calaveras Humane Society is no longer associated with the county and has their own building in Angels Camp,

Arrest at Hogan Dam

   On July 22, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested David Pinckney Sayle, Jr. of  Valley Springs at New Hogan Dam.

  Pinckney was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Evading

Monday, July 22, 2019

West Point woman arrested

   On July 20, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Tonya Elaine Rogers (41) of West Point at the Academy Club on Main Street.

   Rogers was booked into the Calaveras Couty Jail for alleged Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, a felony.

Angels Camp Police nab shoplifter

   On July 20, 2019 Angels Camp Police arrested Shaun Nicholas Johnson (31) of Angels Camp in front of the Sierra Gas Station.

   Johnson was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Shoplifting and Receiving Stolen Property under $950 in value, misdemeanors and for Violation of Parole, a felony. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

You should see.....

   We can always tell when someone with low IQ makes angry comments that cannot be posted

SF Giants at home today

   The SF Giants (49-50) are playing at home today and welcome the New York Mets (45-53).

    The Giants are 3rd in the NL West.

If you are the LYING, THIEVING B****....

   Yes, if you are the LYING, THIEVING B**** of a

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Collision in Murphys

   July 20, 2019 at 12:45 PM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Lawrence in Murphys.

    It is partially blocking the roadway, so be extra cautious.

Multiple vehicle crash in Escalon

   July 20, 2019 at 12 Noon:  At least 5 vehicles are reportedly involved in a crash on Escalon Bellota Road at Lone Tree Road in the Escalon area.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Motorcycle collision in Glencoe

   July 20, 2019 at 11:25 AM:  A motorcycle has run off Hwy 26 near Deardorff in the Glencoe area.

   It is not visible from the roadway.  An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Collision in Copperopolis

   July 20, 2019 at 10:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Littlejohn Road at Moccasin Street in Copperopolis.

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

Friday, July 19, 2019

Car down embankment in Volcano

   July 19, 2019 at 2:10 PM:  A car reportedly went down the embankment off of Shake Ridge Road and Stone Jug Road in the Volcano area.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Fire reported in Pine Grove

     UPDATE:  Some engines are being returned to their stations, so fire must be under

Thursday, July 18, 2019

William Clayton Crawford, Jr, Angels Camp Native.

   February 27, 1959 to May 31, 2019

   William Clayton Crawford, Jr. (Bill) was born in Angels Camp on February 27, 1959 to William

Overturned car near Camanche

   July 18, 2019 at 2:25 PM:  A car with a mother and very young child inside has overturned on Curran Road and Camanche Road near Ione.

   Emergency vehicles, including an ambulance are responding.

Tree removal by CCWD?

   UPDATE on July 18, 2019:  According to Joel Metzger of CCWD, the only trees removed are within the Caltrans easement and that a detailed environmental plan

Former Cubs pitcher Ernie Broglio dies

Ernie Broglio was a cousin of the
Calaveras County Broglios and
a wonderful guy!
  In 1966 Ernie Broglio tied for the National League in pitching victories for the Cardinals with 21, was then

Traffic backup in Linden area

   July 18, 2019 at 10:40 AM: Due to roadwork it has been reported that traffic is backed up on Comstock Road and Clements Road in the Linden area.

  Law enforcement is responding.


Why can't Trumps base admit he's a racist?

Only a matter of time before Trumpty
falls and cracks up!!
   Every Trump supporter who was asked if they believed Trump was a racist after all the racist comments

"Purity" Christian separates from wife and three kids

   The man who wrote the book about "purity" in relationships and told everyone else

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Fire on Tuolumne Road

   July 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM:  A vegetation fire has been reported on Tuolumne Road near Cherry Valley Boulevard in Tuolumne.

   Around a 50' spot has burned so far. One engine has arrived at the scene and has immediately contained the fire, which is located under a power pole.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Happy Birthday Smokey!!

Smokey is 75 years young!!

Daffodil Hill permanently closed

   Due to the fact that the owners of Daffodil Hill (one a cop) over-advertised everywhere,

Lawsuit settled: Yosemite gets Ahwahnee name back

   Now that the lawsuit by a former concessionaire has been settled. the National Park Service and

Calaveras Democrats Fundraiser

   On  Saturday, July 27, 2019 Calaveras Democrats will hold their annual fundraising dinner at Vida Buena Farm in Vallecito, located at 3286 Vallecito Bypass Road.

   Go to Calaveras Democrats website for ticket information. There will be entertainment and a silent auction.

Collision in Columbia

  July 16, 2019 at 11 AM:  Two vehicles have reportedly collided on Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia.

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

Collision in Twain Harte

   July 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM:  A pickup pulling a 5th wheel and another vehicle have reportedly collided at Big Hill Road and Kewin Mill Road in the Twain Harte area.

   Emergency vehicles, including an ambulance, are responding.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Guest commentary in Santa Cruz Sentinel--Absurdity of tree removals

  by Nancy Macy

    The recent fire in Monterey County, caused by PG&E's failing infrastructure, is no

Grass fire in Milton

  UPDATE at 11:30 AM:  Fire now estimated at 100 acres.

Two arrests for robbery

   On July 12, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Angela Rose Lindow (33) of Valley Springs on Rose Street.

   Lindow was booked into the

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Grass Fire in Burson

   UPDATE:  Some units have been cancelled, so this fire may be smaller

Three vehicle collision in Jamestown

   July 13, 2019 at 12 Noon:  A truck hauling a bulldozer, a pickup and a car have reportedly collided on Hwy 49 in the Jamestown area.

   No injuries have been indicated. Emergency vehicles are responding to the scene.

Marriage licenses issued in Calaveras County

In June of 2019 the following were among those marriage licenses issued:

   Andrea Beth Kinyon and

Water outage at Poker Flat

   Due to a leak, CCWD has been forced to shut down the water at Poker Flat for repairs.

   It isn't clear how long the outage might last.

Friday, July 12, 2019

West Point man arrested

   On July 11, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Robert Ryan Redding (50) of West Point on Bucksaw Lane.

   Redding was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Keeping a place

How many involved in Epstein sex case?

   Now that Acosta has resigned as Labor Secretary due to criticism of his "make a wish" deal with Epstein, you have to wonder how many

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Murphys Homecoming Weekend

July 19-21, 2019 at Murphys Park with
many events and lots of food offered, along
with music.  This is the 71st year! 

Chris Matthews remembers "bastards"

   After Biden was accused of praising the segregationists he worked with years ago, Chris Matthews spoke out in behalf of Biden.

   Matthews worked in Congress at the time and remembers that the " bastards" were impossible and they were in Biden's party, the Democrats. Biden had no choice but to work with them.

As the SF Chronicle reported on PG&E

   The SF Chronicle published an article criticizing the CA state legislature for giving sole power to PG&E to cut our power anythime.

   This is the same PG&E who just gave $11


  A mad dash for the cash was seen on an Atlanta freeway yesterday, as drivers

New Calaveras CAO to give report

   Dr. Albert G. Alt, recently appointed Calaveras County Administrative Officer (CAO) is on the Supervisor agenda for July 16, 2019.

   He is scheduled to give a report on the State of the County (at least for the 90 days he has been in office).

Mom arrested for POOL hauling

   A Mom in Illinois was arrested after she was reported with an inflated swim pool on top

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Rags has packed his bags

   This pup is packed and ready to go home with you. Rags is very social. You can meet him at the
Calaveras Animal Services Dog Shelter in San Andreas. Adorable!!

Letter to the Editor: Evil Evangelists?

   Dear Editor:

   After listening to former conservative Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough, I felt the need to write you, since I figure

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

New CCWD pipeline project begins July 8

   On July 8, 2019 CCWD's long-awaited pipeline between Avery and Forest Meadows will begin to be installed.

   One-way traffic will be necessary during most of the project, which could continue into the winter months.

Smokey says....

We all have to help prevent forest fires!

Brothers in crime?? Trump and Epstein?

   Since billionaire Epsteins re-arrest this weekend, more has come to light that TRUMP may

Ross Perot dies

   Ross Perot, who ran for President twice, has died. A brash Texas billionaire, he was 89.

    He had been suffering from Leukemia for months.


Arrest for Stalking in Valley Springs

   On July 8, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Brandon Francis Condry (31) of Valley Springs at his residence on Baldwin Street.

   Condry was booked into

RCRC Rural Photo Contest

    Rural Counties Representatives of California (RCRC) is announcing the third annual Rural Photo Contest.

   The purpose is to promote

Richard Wayne Harrison, Environmental Scientist

     Wayne Harrison   June 14, 1947- June 30, 2019

   It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Richard Wayne Harrison.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Marriage licenses in Calaveras County

   Those who received marriage licenses in Calaveras County in June of 2019 include:

   Roberto Zamora Gomez and Karely

Elder abuse arrest in San Andreas

   On July 6, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Grace Elizabeth Scargill (62) of San Andreas at Pope and California Street.

   Scargill was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Causing harm or death

Deaths in Calaveras County

   Among those who passed away in Calaveras County in June of 2019 are:

   Judy L.

Copperopolis man arrested for Firearms

   On July 5, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Levi Doy Corbet Kesterson (39) of Copperopolis in

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Have you discovered your PURPOSE for being yet?

   The day you were born is an important day, but even more important is the day you discover

Garden Stake Lights on SALE

Glass art solar stake lights for garden
On Sale variety in stock
Arnold True Value in Meadowmont Shopping Center

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Trump blames speech screw up on rain

What a dufus!   Trump told the public that the Continental
Army took over the airports during the Revolutionary War.
He was reading the entire speech (which he did not write) from a
teleprompter. He blamed the rain for shutting down the
teleprompter, causing his mistake!  UH, DUH???

Friday, July 5, 2019

Who are your neighbors?

   These days everyone has to be very careful about who they associate with, especially questionable neighbors.

   What if you discover that your sick

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Deaths in Calaveras County

   Among those who have passed away in Calaveras County in May are:

   Alan A. Arestad, who passed away on

Where is SPI clear-cutting this summer??

In Dorrington, of course!!

Lee Iacocca dies

   The person who launched the Ford Mustang and saved Chrysler from bankruptcy has died.

   Lee Iacocca was 94 years old.

L.A. Angels last team photo before Skaggs died

This photo was posed in western wear as a joke at the airport when the
L.A. Angels arrived in Texas. No one noticed anything wrong with
Skaggs at the time.

Calaveras Chamber of Commerce seeks new CEO

   The Calaveras Chamber of Commerce, located in San Andreas, is seeking a new CEO to oversee operations.

   Pay is $46,000 to 50,000 a year plus incentives. Go to for more information.

Boil water notice in Rancho Calaveras

 UPDATE:  Notice was lifted on Wednesday when new tests came out clean.

    CCWD has issued a BOIL WATER

Calm, gentle Desiree needs home

Visit her at the Calaveras Animal Shelter Cat House in San Andreas

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

NO FIREWORKS in Ebbetts Pass !!!

  The sign on Hwy 4 in Murphys says it all. No FIREWORKS allowed anywhere in the Hwy 4 corridor.

   Also no FIREWORKS are allowed anywhere in Tuolumne County. Very wise Supervisors over there!

Big fences to stop Anti-War protestors

   In Washington DC, as Trump prepares to spend more millions on a campaign rally for the 4th of July, he has orders another million to protect him from anti-war protestors in DC.

   Should be interesting to see if many show up to represent the majority of the US, who detests all of Trumps policies, and especially all his wars.

Angels Camp woman arrested

   On June 30, 2019 Angels Camp Police arrested Brooke Lynn Hines (21) of Angels Camp on Whittle Road.

   Hines was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged