Saturday, November 30, 2019

New storm headed in by this afternoon

   November 30, 2019:  Supposed to be dry until late afternoon today, but a new storm is

Friday, November 29, 2019

Franklin Graham needs psychiatric help!

   We have seen the things that Franklin Graham has written proving that he is a sick

UPDATE; Adopted!! Please adopt me.....

Jack is a gorgeous young male. Would fit into any home. E-mail Cynthia
for information about Jack or visit the
Calaveras Animal Shelter at the government center in San Andreas.

A rainbow for Thanksgiving

Beth captured this shot of the rainbow on Thanksgiving morning
in Copperopolis!  Beautiful!

Spin-out on Hwy 120

   November 29, 2019 at 6 PM:  A spin-out has been reported on Hwy 120 at Hwy 49.

   The car is now stuck in a snow bank.  Emergency vehicles are responding.

USA: Reeling in circles, out of control!

    The fact is that there is no one in control of the USA anywhere near the

Drive carefully if out shopping

   November 29, 2019:  If you plan to shop on Black Friday today, please drive carefully. Roads are icy and everyone needs to slow down.

   Another storm is expected in on Saturday night; this one with more rain and snow at higher elevations.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Vehicle rollover in Martell

    November 28,2019 at 10:45 PM:  A solo vehicle has reportedly rolled over on Hwy 88 at Ridge Road in Martell.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene. Parties being extricated by firemen.

Chains required in Arnold

  November 28, 2019 at 9:15 PM: Caltrans is now requiring chains just east of Arnold on Hwy 4.

   It is snowing off and on in Ebbetts Pass, so drive carefully.

Power line down in West Point yard

   November 28, 2019 at 9:15 PM:  A power line is reportedly down in a yard on June Avenue, just off Railroad Flat Road in the West Point area.

   Emergency crews and PG&E are responding.

Candyrock KKK and Gay Porn Gun Club planned Thanksgiving dinner...

   We just heard that the Candyrock KKK and Gay Porn Gun Club (led by the racist who threatens

Collision near Jackson Rancheria

    November 28, 2019 at 8:45 PM:  A collision has been reported on Ridge Road near the Jackson Rancheria.

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

Traffic collision in Copperopolis

  November 28, 2019 at 5 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Obyrnes Ferry Road near the bridge in Copperopolis.

   An ambulance and tow truck are en route and are stuck in the traffic backup.  Be extra careful if in the area.

Arnold got nearly 3 feet of snow...chains required!

   The amount of snow in Arnold from this one storm was around 3 feet. Been awhile since

Power lines down in Mokelumne Hill

   November 28, 2019 at 9 AM:  Power lines are reportedly down  on the roadway on Hwy 26 at Main Street in Mokelumne Hill.

   P G &E has been notified.  Be extra cautious if headed that way.

Have a great Turkey Day, everyone!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Mokelumne Hill man arrested

   On November 26, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Daniel Adam Maples (52) of Mokelumne Hill at his residence on Jesus Maria Road.

   Maples was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly being a Felon

Arrest for Vehicle Theft

   On November 26, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Brian Matthew DeHart (33) of Lodi on Knief Road in San Andreas.

   DeHart was booked into the Calaveras County Jail

Collision near Toyon

   November 27, 2019 at 2:55 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported with an overturned vehicle on Hwy 26 near Toyon.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Dollar General delivery truck stuck in Arnold

   November 27, 2019 at 2:15 PM:  The Dollar General delivery big rig got hung up trying to turn

Overturned vehicle in Paloma

   November 26, 2019 at 11:15 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly overturned on Hwy 26 at Beal Ranch Road in the Paloma area.

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


Good news for Bear Valley skiers

   With over a foot of new snow in Arnold, Bear Valley should be thrilled this morning since they likely got over

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Car off Hwy 4 into tree

      November 26, 2019 at 10PM:  A car has run off the Hwy 4, down the embankment and into a tree at Sunset Ridge Road near Forest Meadows.

   No injuries have been reported, but the car may not be recoverable tonight.

Chains required at Forest Meadows

   Caltrans is now requiring chains on Hwy 4 at Forest Meadows.

   Don't try and make it up the mountain without them. 

Fire in San Andreas

  UPDATE:  Witnesses say this is closer to Toyon Middle School and was started at a

Tow truck struck by vehicle on Hwy 108

   November 26, 2019 at 6 PM:  A tow truck attempting to rescue a collision vehicle was struck by yet another vehicle on Hwy 108 in the Sugar Pine area.

   No injuries indicated, but now tow truck releasing vehicle, calling another tow truck for assistance. What a mess!

Collision in Arnold

   November 26, 2019 at 5:45 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 4 and Rancho Paradiso in Arnold.

   It is blocking the roadway, but there are no injuries indicated.   Another

Collision at Forest Meadows

   November 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Forest Meadows Drive in Murphys.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene. Possibly three vehicles involved. Hwy 4 is blocked.

Spin-out in Arnold

   November 26, 2019 at 4:35 PM:  A car has reportedly spun out and is now stuck on Country Club Drive in Arnold.

   Driver has no chains. No injuries have been indicated.

Overturned car in Arnold

   November 26, 2019 at 4:30 PM:  An overturned car has been reported on Hwy 4 at Moran Road, above Arnold.

   No injuries have been indicated, but the car is in the roadway, so be cautious if headed that way.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   Caltrans is now requiring chains on all vehicles without 4 wheel drive on Hwy 4 above Arnold.

   Slow down and do not try and drive without chains. 

Collision in Farmington

   November 26, 2019 at 3:20 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 4 and Escalon Bellota Road in Farmington.

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

Collision at Big Trees

   November 26, 2019 at 3:10 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Big Trees State Park in Ebbetts Pass.

   The snow is falling and drivers need to SLOW DOWN!!!

Anne Leonard Bredon, Native American arts

   Anne Leonard Bredon died peacefully in her sleep in Clovis on Saturday November 9, 2019, following a brief illness.

   She was born in

Ebbetts and Sonora passes will close

   According to Caltrans, both Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) and Sonora Pass (Hwy 108) will be closed at noon today, November 26, 2019.

  This is due to the storm that is expected to leave around 3 feet of snow in the upper elevations. It will be closed just above Bear Valley.

Parade route closed to traffic

   On Saturday November 30, 2019 Hwy 49 will be closed to through traffic, according to the Angels Camp Police Department.

   The annual Christmas parade will take place from approximately 4:45 PM to 6 PM in the downtown section of town.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Collision on Hwy 12

   November 25, 2019 at 8:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 12 at Messing Road in Valley Springs.

   No injuries have been indicated but be cautious until CHP can clear the roadway.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Women thieves????

   It has come to our attention that more and more women are turning to crime after being

Day of Mourning!!!

Are you ready for winter?

   Here it is November 24, 2019 and we are yet to have a real winter storm.  However, this week

Trump is guilty...and Republicans know it!

   How can Republican lawmakers be so afraid of Trump.  It is obvious to them that he is guilty, of much more than just

49ers at home today

   The SF 49ers welcome the Green Bay Packers to Levi Stadium today.  The Niners are

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Thanksgiving is Thursday!

They don't look like Mills or
Tofanelli!!!  They're too handsome!
  Don't forget your turkey!  Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 28, 2019.

   Then Friday is Black Friday with its Christmas sales.

Amanda Folendorf.....Mayor of Angels Camp...

...for Supervisor of District 4 in Calaveras County

Whittle Ranch burn this week

   Calfire announced that they plan to control burn the Whittle Ranch on Bear Mountain this coming week, starting November 25, 2019.

   Smoke will be very apparent in the Angels Camp area.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Get your snow blower now! Don't wait!

Ariens Snow  Blowers at Arnold
True Value Hardware in
Meadowmont Shopping Center

Dear Editor: Sick of all this

   Dear Editor:

    Thank you for taking letters anonymously, as you know what its like out there.  Frankly, my dear,

56 years ago today....

   It was exactly 56 years ago today that our beloved President Kennedy was assassinated by a right wing nut case in Texas.

   Nothing has really been the same since!

Mokelumne Hill holiday Open House

UPDATE: Allie adopted!!! 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!

Control burn at Sly Park today

   On Friday November 22, 2019 Calfire will conduct a control burn in Sly Park near Pollock Pines.

   Smoke will be visible in the area. No need to call and report as a wildfire.

Chair Adam Schiff stands up for our country

   While the Republicans are doing nothing more than insulting witnesses and calling the committee chair of the Impeachment Inquiry a liar,

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Porch pirates active....

   Angels Camp Police warn consumers that if you order something to be delivered and you aren't home, the porch pirates could take advantage and steal your package.

   Have your packages delivered to your work or some other public place where they can be signed for. Also, put up cameras.

Threats to witnesses by right wing...

   During this Impeachment Inquiry of Trump, witnesses have told Representatives that they have been threatened

Injured deer on Hwy 49

   November 21, 2019 at 11 AM:  An injured deer has been reported on Hwy 49 near Hwy 12.

   Be cautious until CHP can reach the area and handle the situation.

Collision on Sheep Ranch Road

   November 21, 2019 at 10:45 AM:  A car reportedly went through a closed gate on Sheep Ranch Road.

   Turned out the car was a rental that had never been returned. CHP is responding to the scene.

Trumps notes to himself: I want Nothing!

   Trump trotted out to the press carrying a page of handwritten notes saying "I want nothing!" repeatedly. "No

Fire off Darby Road

    UPDATE:  This fire has been knocked down. per fire officials.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

PG&E cancels shutoff

Evading police arrest

   On November 19, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested David Frank Adams, Jr. (38) of San Andreas on McCauley Road in Valley Springs.

   Adams was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Evading a Police Officer, a felony and for 4 outstanding warrants for various alleged offenses.

Pence denies knowing about Biden investigation

   VP Pence is now denying any conversation with Sondland or even knowing about Trump wanting investigations into the Bidens.

   In exchange for

Hwy 4, Ebbetts Pass closed

   Caltrans has closed Hwy 4 at Hwy 89 in Ebbetts Pass due to the impending storm.



Control burn in Wilseyville and Big Trees

   Calfire plans a control burn in the Wilseyville area on Winton Road.

   The burn begins

Calfire warning!! Fire danger

   Calfire is warning Californians that our fire danger is still extremely high. PG&E is turning off the power to anticipate high winds.

   The possibility of a catastrophic fire is still high, according to Calfire staff in Sacramento.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Word of the Day....DUTY

   At today's Impeachment Hearing, Lt. Col. Vindman did his DUTY to report

Mama bear and cubs...Doe without fawns!

   Didn't get a photo, but early this morning, while watching the Impeachment Hearing, saw a

History in the making...

   Another day of the Trump Impeachment hearings, and a small number of the public was allowed into the gallery after a short speech about being respectful and quiet.

   They are about to witness history in the making, while we at home watch it live on TV. The two witnesses this morning were on the phone call listening to Trump.

Monday, November 18, 2019

George Gemberling of Copperopolis

   George William Gemberling, son of Irvin and Ethel Gemberling, was born July 2, 1931 in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania.

   He was welcomed into eternal

Caltrans will close Hwy 4 and 108

   As of 6 PM on Tuesday November 19, 2019 Caltrans plans to close both Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) and Sonora Pass (Hwy 108).

   This is in anticipation of the snow storm that is expected.  Carry chains and be prepared for slippery roadways in the mountains.

Animal hazard in Angels Camp

   November 18, 2019 at 5:40 PM:  Some type of animal hazard has been reported on Murphys Grade Road at Gardner Lane in Angels Camp.

   No other details are known at this time, so be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Collision in Pine Grove

  UPDATE:  Injuries are indicated to be minor in this

Ovations tickets now available

   The Calaveras County Arts Council has announced that tickets are now available for the 2020 Ovations performances at

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Tom Sullivan service well-attended

   The Ebbetts Pass Fire Station was full on Saturday, November 16, 2019 for the Tom Sullivan service.

   Elected officials Supervisor

Collision in Sutter Creek

   November 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Sutter Creek Road in Sutter Creek near Pine Gulch Road.

  An ambulance is responding to the scene.

49ers at home today

  UPDATE:  Niners won 36-26.  They are now 9-1.

 The SF 49ers, who are now

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Thursday Night FootBRAWL!!

     The Steelers and the Browns got into a brawl on the field during the Thursday Night game and now they must pay.

   One player got his helmet stripped off and then was hit over the head with it.  Fines and suspensions already assigned. 

Tom Sullivan service RSVP alert!!!

   If you plan on attending the Tom Sullivan service today at the Arnold Firehouse, be sure to RSVP, as they are requesting.

   Send your RSVP

"Long necked.........

   The song that got the most attention at the CMA's this week was a funny rendition of comparing drinking to women.

   The song was "A long-necked, ice-cold beer, never broke my heart"!  So clever!!! Sung by Luke Combs.

Small talk about 2020 election...

   On CNN's Smerconish this morning, talk about the uncertainty of the existing Democratic candidates ability

Friday, November 15, 2019

Roger Stone found GUILTY of all charges

   One of Trumps closest associates, Roger Stone, was convicted of all charges of Lying to Congress and Witness Tampering after 2 days of deliberation.

   How many of Trumps buddies are now convicted felons?  Will Trump himself avoid prison time?

Ambassador Yovanovich bravely testifies

   This morning the witness in the Impeachment Inquiry of Trump is Ambassador Yovanovich, who was removed

Collision in Murphys

    November 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 in front of the fire station in Murphys.

   Two vehicles are involved. There are no injuries indicated.

It's a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

   The previews of Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers are amazing.  Just what we need in these horrid times of Trump.

  We all could use a little 'nice' neighbor time right now.  Do you  have racist Nazi thieves for neighbors?  Scary times we live in!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Jordan wants person who started whole thing...

   One of the biggest Republican idiots stated that they needed the whistleblower or person who started this whole investigation, to come testify.

  Another Rep. said that yes, Trump is welcome to come and testify.

Loretta Lynn attended CMA

   The Country Music Awards show was on TV last night. Loretta Lynn was in the audience.

   Dolly Parton and Reba MacIntire helped co-host. Blake Shelton won best single of the year for God's Country.

VALOR: The word of the day!

   At yesterday's first public Impeachment Hearing on Trump, Ambassador Taylor set the example of VALOR, both in his college (5th in his class of 800), in his choice of

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Control burns in Ione and Pioneer

   CalFire has announced that they will be conducting control burns in two areas of Amador County today.

   One is being conducted in Ione and the other is in Pioneer. Smoke will be present in the area.

Impeachment Hearings LIVE on CSPAN 3

   The impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives is currently LIVE on CSPAN 3.

   You can watch it on Youtube or on Comcast channel 108.  WOW!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Attempt to dissuade witness arrest

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff's Office, on November 8, 2019 Brian Michael Lancaster (33)  of Murphys, was arrested  at the Calaveras Courthouse.

   Lancaster was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly Dissuading a witness through threats.

Jumper on Hwy 99

   CHP and Modesto Police are responding to a report of a 'jumper' on the Woodland Street overpass above Hwy 99 in Modesto.

   Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Words just aren't Trump and McClintock's THING!!!

   Tom McClintock is a staunch supporter of the Criminal-in-Chief Trump.  He says that WORDS just aren't his thing!

   Words evidently just aren't McClintock's thing either, since he covers for Trumps lies, says he's a good President, etc.  It's so sad, but TRUE!  As many have said, they are MORONS!

Fatal collision in West Point

   According to CHP on November 9, 2019 at approximately 10:10 PM the 65 year old male driver of a 1998 Chevy Tahoe

Monday, November 11, 2019

Extortion--Quid Pro Quo

   Whether you call it EXTORTION or the latin quid pro quo, the result is the same; a violation of the law.

   Trying to get something through threats, bribery or involving money is common among the right

Collision in Farmington

   November 11, 2019 at 9:45 AM:  A collision has been reported at Hwy 4 and Escalon-Bellota Road in Farmington.

   No injuries have been indicated, but one vehicle is blocking a lane.

Fire in Chinese Camp

   UPDATE:  About a quarter acre on the railroad tracks at this time.  This is actually off Hwy 120. Forward spread is now stopped.

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your Service!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

49ers play Seahawks on Monday Night Football

   On Monday Night Football the SF 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks at home in Levi Stadium.

   We understand there are a few upper level tickets still available.

Collision on Hwy 4

  November 9, 2019 at 10:50 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Poole Station Road below Angels Camp.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.  The eastbound lane is blocked with one-way traffic being directed.

The craziest Elf on the Shelf is BAAACCKKK!

Since  Sessions is determined to get rid of all black
voters, he may get Trump to back off the insults!
   In spite of being totally humiliated by Trump, Jeff Sessions degraded himself even further yesterday as he announced he can't get a job

Friday, November 8, 2019

McClintock calls himself "an endangered species"

   In a written newsletter Tom McClintock, the worst Rep. Calaveras County has ever had, was crying about how Democrats are eliminating Republicans, especially in California.

   He referred to himself as a poor "endangered species";  he must mean a species of RAT! Hopefully, he will be extinct soon.

Cows on road at Pardee

   November 8, 2019 at 8:45 AM:  Three cows have been reported on Stony Creek Road at Pardee Dam Road at Pardee.

   Be cautious until CHP can locate the owner and remove the cows from the roadway.

Major injuries in Linden crash

   November 8, 2019 at 8:35 AM:  A two car crash on Jack Tone Road at Comstock Road in the Linden area has resulted in major injuries.

    Be extra cautious if headed that way. Cars are stopped on both sides of the road.

Overturned pickup on Hwy 4

   November 8, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  A white pickup reportedly overturned and is up against a power pole on Hwy 4 between Hunt and Bonanza Mine roads in the Copperopolis area.

   An ambulance is responding. One way traffic is in effect. PG&E has been notified.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Merrill Daniel Harp, Calaveras High sports star

   Merrill Daniel Harp, age 40 of Valley Springs, passed away at his family's home in the early morning hours of Monday, October 28, 2019.

   Born in

Keeping an eye on everything....

Our favorite photographer Beth took this gorgeous photo of a quail
keeping his eye on everything around him.
Thanks so much for sending it to us.

Impeachment hearings become televised Wednesday

   Intel Chair Adam Schiff announced that next Wednesday November 13, 2019 the Impeachment hearings on Trump will be televised to the public.

   We should be able to watch them on CSPAN on our computers. 

Collision in Columbia

   UPDATE:  CHP reports the roadway is now clear.

Smoke in Ebbetts Pass

   The smoke from the control burn at Big Trees State Park yesterday is heavy in the Ebbetts Pass

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

"Well planned and executed?"

   PG&E CEO Bill Johnson says that the recent power shutoffs were 'Well planned and executed',

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Calaveras CAO returns with patched eye

   Calaveras CAO Albert Alt has returned to work and is present at the Supervisors meeting this morning November 5, 2019.

    He has a patch over one eye due to his physical encounter at a bar recently.

Sheriff does nothing about Hwy 4 CAMPERS???

   We've heard all kinds of complaints about a small motorhome being parked just off Hwy 4 in the middle of Arnold

County does nothing about 2 killer dogs?

   On November 5, 2019 at the Calaveras Supervisor meeting, a District 5 man came to the podium

Logging truck vs hill

   UPDATE at 9:45AM:  Traffic is currently one-way directed by CHP.

Cement on Hwy 49

   November 5, 2019 at 8 AM:  Several bags of cement have been reported on Hwy 49 at Big Bar, outside Mokelumne Hill.

   Be cautious until Caltrans can arrive and clean it off the roadway.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Mary Helen Ponte of Fourth Crossing

                         May 27, 1943 - October 24, 2019

   Mary Helen (Wright) Ponte passed away at home while receiving hospice care at the Ponte Ranch in Fourth Crossing in the early hours of Thursday morning, October 24, 2019, after

Sunday, November 3, 2019

400 fires by PG&E in 2018???

FOX 2 got an incident report while doing an investigation
and found that PG&E equipment started 400 fires in California
in 2018. Unbelievable.

Geese beginning to head South

The beautiful Canada Geese who live at Sequoia Woods during the
good weather months, are beginning to fly South. Their familiar
V's are not a long as they once were, due to hunting where they winter.

Collision in Coumbia

   November 3, 2019 at 7 AM:  A vehicle collision has been reported on Big Hill Road just outside Columbia.

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

Trumps campaign SEEDED in corruption

   With the release of more of Mueller's documents to CNN, this morning we can see that the entire Trump campaign was seeded

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Vehicle over the side off Hwy 108

   November 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM:  A vehicle has driven off Hwy 108 at Snowhite Ridge Road outside Cold Springs and gone over the embankment.

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

Valley Springs woman arrested for fire

   On October 29, 2019  Calaveras Sheriff's deputies arrested Leeanna Lisa Corpening (21) of Valley Springs was arrested on Chestnut

Kincade Fire update

    The Kincade Fire has now burned over 77,000 acres and destroyed 174 homes so far.

   CalFire now has 70% containment.

Collision on Parrots Ferry Road

   UPDATE at 10:30 AM:  Parrotts Ferry Road is closed at the county line. Take Hwy 49 to Sonora.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Oversized campfire at Big Trees

  UPDATE:  Per fire on scene, fire is now under control.

Calaveras Supervisors meet November 5, 2019

  On November 5, 2019 Calaveras Supervisors have a long agenda awaiting them.

   The meeting begins at 8 AM in the Board Chambers in San Andreas. A variety of items are listed on their agenda.

Cat stuck in tree

Lots easier going up than coming down!
   November 1, 2019 at 1:20 PM:  The fire department has been called to Oak Tree Court in Murphys for a report of a cat stuck up a tree.

   Good to see they do such community service.

Calaveras Democrats meet November 12--Romano and Folendorf

   Our nation, as well as the State of California and Calaveras County are all seeing a breakdown

Angels Camp Mayor Folendorf files for District 4 Supervisor

   As much as Angels Camp needs their Mayor Amanda Folendorf, who has proven to be an excellent City

Daylight saving time ends....again

  Even though we thought we were ending it in the last election, here we go again!

   Turn your clocks