Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Nice weather for New Year's Day

   The last two rainstorms have missed us, going north instead.  The weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow.

   It will be a few days til the next weather system heads our way, but it is very cold in the mornings!

Watch out for drunks!!

  December 31, 2019 a.t 6:45 PM:  Watch out for drunks. A wrong way driver reportedly almost it head-on with a car in the opposite lane on Hwy 108 near Lake Tulloch.

   CHP is on the lookout for them, but be careful if you are out there on the roads.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Car rolls on Hwy 88

   December 30, 2019 at 12:20 PM:  A green Subaru has reportedly rolled over on Hwy 88 near Pine Grove.

   An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Bear Valley has lots of snow....

Bear Valley has 67 inches at the base with a
season total of 139 inches so far.

UNDER-Statement of the Day about Pelosi

   On an early morning talk show this morning, a reporter from The Hill was asked what he thought about Speaker Pelosi's

Meet Sharon Romano in San Andreas

   District 1 candidate for Calaveras County Supervisor, Sharon Romano, will be holding meetings in San Andreas the first part of January.

   She would

49ers win Heartstopper

   After a back and forth game with the Seattle Seahawks in Sundays' 5 PM NFL game, the 49ers held on to their 26-21 lead to win their final game of the season.

   Next week they rest as a result. The playoffs will be every bit as exciting as the regular season, we are certain.  Last night's game was definitely a heartstopper.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Niners have 5 PM game today

  The Niners are in Seattle today December 29, 2019 to play the Seahawks at 5 PM on NBC.

   The Niners are 12-3 and the Seahawks are 11-4. Should be a great game.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Producer of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

   Lee Mendelson, producer of "A Charlie Brown Christmas", which was brought

Car parked on Hwy 4

   December 28, 2019 at 9:15 AM:  A car is reportedly partially blocking Hwy 4 near Cabbage Patch in Ebbetts Pass.

  CHP and a tow truck are en route. The car is apparently locked.

Don Imus dies at 79

   Famous shock jock of New York City, Don Imus, has died after being hospitalized on Christmas Eve.

   Imus in the Morning,

Friday, December 27, 2019

CHP plans Maximum Enforcement

  If you plan to go out over the New Year's holiday, stay away from the booze.  CHP will be looking

Trump pissed off again....

   Last night Trump did one of his twitty tweets about Canada.  Seems they did something that insults him.

   They removed his cameo from the Home Alone 2 movie before broadcasting it on TV.  Poor Trumpy.  Nobody loves him in Canada either!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Wrong way driver crash on Hwy 88

   December 26, 2019 at 8:40 PM:  A wrong way driver has crashed into another vehicle on Hwy 88 in Pine Grove.

   An ambulance is responding.  Be cautious if headed that way.

Deer still alive off Hwy 4

   December 26, 2019 at 11:25 AM:  A deer was reportedly struck by a vehicle without deer warning whistles on Hwy 4 near Chatom Winery.

   It is apparently in the ditch by the roadside still alive.  CHP is en route to the scene.


Cattle out on Campo Seco roadway

   December 26, 2019 at 10:50 AM:  Cattle are reportedly out on Campo Seco Road and Buckboard Lane in Campo Seco.

   Be extra cautious if in that area until CHP can clear the roadway.


Calaveras Supervisor Tofanelli gets REAL!!--Who's funding LAWSUIT?

Come on!  Let's go have
some booze. What da ya
   While Calaveras Supervisor Gary Tofanelli changed his vote and approved funding and the budget for the new Cannabis Department at the County, there are many questions.

   Mr BigPot McManus, the person

Car slid off road in Columbia

   December 26, 2019 at 9:30 AM:  At least one car reportedly slid off Big Hill Road in the Columbia area after a collision.

   It isn't known if there are injuries, but be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Santa Claus is coming to town...

Chains required on Hwy 4

   December 24, 2019 at 11:30 AM:  Chains are required on Hwy 4 at Camp Connell this morning.

   Drive carefully, slow down and be sure to carry warm clothing and chains if you are headed up to ski.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Vallecito man arrested

   On December 21, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Corbett Fanen Winkler (45) of Vallecito on Sunset Road in San Andreas.

   Winkler was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Possession of a Vehicle with altered numbers and for Violation of Probation, both felonies.

$1000 REWARD!!!

   A burglary was reported at the hardware store on Hwy 4 sometime during the night or morning of December 23, 2019.

   The owner of the

Rain melts the snow

   What snow fell on Sunday morning, was melted away by the rain by Monday morning in the Arnold area.

   Bear Valley, however, is reportedly getting more snow this morning. Snow bunnies are happy.

Car runs off roadway in Copperopolis

   December 23, 2019 at 10 AM:  A car reportedly ran off Copper Cove Drive at Arrowhead Street in Copperopolis.

   Minor injuries were indicated. A tow truck is responding.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Snow in Arnold

  December 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM   It is snowing in Arnold and the temperature dropped so fast you could watch the thermostat moving.

   Supposed to clear out for tomorrow and Tuesday, coming back on Christmas Day, Wednesday. Skiing will be great, but carry chains and drive slowly.

49ers BIG WIN

   49ers 34, Rams 31 on Saturday December 21, 2019!

Roll-over on Mountain Ranch Road

   December 22, 2019 at 10 AM:  A vehicle roll-over has been reported on Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

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

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tuolumne Transit bus in collision

   December 21, 2019 at 12:10 PM:  A Tuolumne County Transit bus has reportedly been in a collision on Mono Way near the Junction Shopping Center in Sonora.

   No injuries have been indicated. CHP is at the scene.

UPDATE: Adopted!! Sadie needs a home...

What a precious little girl. She is already spayed, so she can go
home with you right away.  Visit her at the San Andreas Animal
Services CAT HOUSE!

Collision in Sonora

   A collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at Pesce Drive in the Sonora area.

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

More atheists than ever...

   According to leaders in the movement, there has been a large movement towards atheism since Trump cult religion took over the

Friday, December 20, 2019

Collision with bridge on Hwy 4

 On December 19, 2019 at approximately 8:10 AM Michael Marino (68) of Arnold was driving

CHP says "Don't get on the naughty list!"

   CHP will be conducting Maximum Enforcement against drunk drivers over the holidays.

   They warn motorists not to drink and drive so they won't get on the "naughty list."

Christianity Today calls for Trump's removal

   The magazine that Billy Graham founded, Christianity Today, has now called for the removal of

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Gravel spilled on Hwy 49

   December 19, 2019 at 12 Noon:  Gravel has reportedly been spilled on Hwy 49 near the Melones Bridge.

   Be cautious in that area until it can be cleaned up.

Calaveras Sheriff adds special vehicle thanks to campaign committee

New vehicle similar to this one!
Sexy guy not included!
   The Calaveras Sheriff's Office is announcing that it has added a new vehicle to their fleet.  It is an all-terrain vehicle that can be utilized in emergencies.

   It will be used for active assailant incident, hostage situations, armed or violent suspect apprehenion and search and rescue missions, allowing deputies to enter dangerous

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

TODAY is Impeachment DAY!!

  HOORAY!!!  It's impeachment day for the RACIST, worthless, liar of the decade and DUMBEST
President this country has ever had or will have.

   Why hasn't he been charged with violation of the RICO statute. Already 6 of his people have been convicted of crimes surrounding Trump.

No rain yet...but it's coming!

   Rain has not yet arrived in Calaveras County, but be prepared!

   It is expected later today, with snow as low at 4000' at least.

One vehicle causes two collisions

   December 18, 2019 at 9:55 AM:  One vehicle collided with another on Hwy 120 at Union Road in Manteca, fled and then collided with another vehicle nearby.

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

Collision on Fricot City Road

   December 18, 2019 at 9:50 AM:  A collision has been reported on Fricot City Road at Costa Road near Sierra prison.

   No injuries have been indicated and it is not blocking the roadway.

How can people be so ignorant?????

   It seems shocking that so many people can actually be so ignorant as to believe anything Trump says. He has lied every day since he was

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Family of Dirty Cop and Golden State Killer sells house

   The Citrus Heights house that James DeAngelo, dirty cop who is allegedly named as the Golden State Killer, is being sold.

   We hear that the selling price was around $320,000, which is low for that area. DeAngelo still sits in jail.

Calaveras County Fair camping...

   As of January 2, 2020 you can purchase a camping spot for next May's Calaveras County Fair.

   Reservations cannot be made by phone.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Big rig vs. two vehicles

   December 16, 2019 at 12:50 PM:  A big rig reportedly lost control and struck two vehicles at Hwy 99 and Hwy 120 in Manteca, causing one to overturn.

   Major injuries have resulted from this collision with CPR in progress on one victim. Avoid the area until cleared if possible.

If Trump's economy is so PERFECT...

     Trump is always bragging about the stock market and low unemployment numbers getting him re-elected.

   If the economy is truly that PERFECT, why are there more homeless people than EVER before?

Arrest in MarVal parking lot

   On December 14, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Nathan Erle Winkler

Valley Springs woman arrested

   On December 13, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Lisa Carol Brandt (55) of Valley Springs on Lime Creek Road.

   Brandt was booked into the

Hallmark Channel reverses itself

   As much as most people love the Hallmark channels, many were about to boycott them after

Kennedy Center honors Linda Ronstadt

   Last night the Kennedy Center honored Linda Ronstadt, and it was wonderful. Even Aaron Neville joined

Car vs pole in Paloma

   December 16, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  A car has reportedly struck a pole at Gilliam Road and Paloma Road in Paloma.

   PG&E was notified. No injuries have been indicated.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

A little snow makes the season merry...

Arnold, December 15, 2019

Open your mind and open your heart

   To those of you who think only white people and preferably males should be in power,

Are you registered to vote?

Voting is the only way we have of keeping our country
democratic and free of Trump-cult racists!

Racist thugs vs. anti-racists

   The divisions are set for the 2020 election for President.  Trump's racist thugs will vote to keep him in office forever

49ers at home today

   The SF 49ers are at home today, December 15, 2019 with the Atlanta Falcons as their opponents.

   The game is scheduled for just after 1 PM. The Niners are 11-2 and the Falcons are 4-9.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Chains required on Hwy 4

   Chains are now required on Hwy 4 at Cabbage Patch in the Ebbetts Pass area.

   Do not head for the mountains this weekend without chains.

Collision in Campo Seco

   December 14, 2019 at 9:40 AM:  A two car collision has been reported on Campo Seco Road at Paloma Road in the Campo Seco area.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious if headed that way.

Scanner on RECORDING?

   The Calaveras County scanner seems to have something amiss!  We have tried to find out what's going on,

Vehicle off Mountain Ranch Rd...Fire truck stuck in mud!

   UPDATE:  The roadway is now clear.

December 14, 2019 at 9:20 AM:  A car reportedly ran

Friday, December 13, 2019

Collision on Hwy 26

   December 13, 2019 at 1 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 at Shelley Road below Rancho Calaveras.

   It isn't known if there were injuries. Be extra cautious if headed in that direction.

Gary Tofanelli has lost his mind???

   Everyone knows that Dennis Mills is a right wing freak in our opinion and has a trump-cult

Dear Sierra Sentinel: PG&E again

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

     Can any of us believe it?  PG&E diverted the money for decades that was designated

Fog in Valley, rain coming to foothills

   Friday, December 13, 2019:  Be extra cautious if you are driving to the valley today as the fog is pretty dense.

   By this afternoon, the foothills and mountains will see rain and above 6000' snow. Slow down and carry chains.

Hit and run reported in Vallecito

   December 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM:  A hit and run has been reported on Live Oak Drive and Hwy 4 in the Vallecito area.

   Party believes it happened during the night, that the car is parked a short distance away.  CHP will investigate.

Friday the 13th--Good Day for Trump!!!

Collision near Toyon

   December 13, 2019 at 9:05 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 26 near Toyon.

   Be cautious if headed that way.

GOP furious at Nadler--OConnell to help Trump

   UPDATE:  Impeachment of Donald J. Trump was just approved by the House Judiciary Committee.
   After 14 hour of debate, where Republicans tried to get out of the Impeachment hearing early

Thursday, December 12, 2019

San Andreas man arrested

    On December 11, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Austin Uriah Munson (23) of San Andreas on Murraydale Drive.

   Munson was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Assault and Battery, a felony.

Car runs off Hwy 26

     December 12, 2019 at 8 AM:  A car has reportedly run off Hwy 26 outside West Point.

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Electric fireplaces at True Value in Arnold

...in Meadowmont Shopping Center on Hwy 4

Hello, T-shirt!!

   This is T-shirt, a big black bear named because of his large white markings in Kings Beach.

   On this occasion,

"Love makes the world go around" art contest

   The Calaveras County Arts Council is announcing that entries into the newest art contest are now

Collision in Clements

   December 11, 2019 at 7 AM:  Two vehicles have reportedly collided at Hwy 12 at Clements Road in Clements.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be extra cautious if headed that way.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Collision in West Point

   December 10, 2019 at 11 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Winton Road near Lily Gap Road in the West Point area.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be extra cautious if in that area.

Butte Fire victims get high tax bills?

   One of the Butte Fire victims came to the Calaveras Supervisor podium this morning to complain that before the Butte Fire his property was valued at $45,000 for tax purposes.

   Now, he says, it is valued at $78,000. He was totally burned out, not even a tree left. How could it be more valuable now?

Arrest at Mark Twain Hospital

   According the the Calaveras Sheriff on December 9, 2019 just before 6 PM they arrested Taylor Elise Stevenson (28) of Stockton at Mark Twain Hospital.

   Stevenson was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Battery with Serious Bodily Injury, Vandalism and Willful Cruelty to a Child, all felonies.

Roads icy, drive carefully

   December 10, 2019 at 6:45 AM:  You may even need to use your 4 wheel drive this morning in Ebbetts Pass.

   The roadways are icy, as the weather is clear but cold.  Drive with caution, and slow down.

Two articles of Impeachment

   The House of Representatives has decided to Impeach Trump on two articles

Monday, December 9, 2019

USS John F. Kennedy christened

   This weekend the newest Naval aircraft carrier was christened the USS John F. Kennedy.

   Kennedy's daughter Caroline had the honor of breaking the bottle on the ship. 

Why Trump loves his rallies...

   There is a really good reason why Trump loves his campaign rallies.

   It is obvious that they are the only place he goes where there are people dumber than he is.

Tree down on Hwy 4

   December 9, 2019 at 8:15 AM:  A tree is reportedly down on Hwy 4 at Big Trees State Park entrance.

   Be extra cautious if in that area until a crew can remove the tree from the roadway.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Cow out on Hwy 4

   December 8, 2019 at 9:15 PM:  A black cow is reportedly out on Hwy 4 at Redhill Road outside Angels Camp.

   It is apparently headed for Angels, so be cautious if headed that way.

49ers vs. Saints

  UPDATE:  49ers won 48-46. 

All that's left of the big snow....

...are some nice little streams in Arnold!

Sharon Romano

District 1
Let's Talk at the Pizza

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Get your ice melt at True Value in Arnold

In Meadowmont Shopping Center in Arnold

Who's running in Calaveras County?

       Those candidates who have registered to run for office in Calaveras County in March's 2020 primary are:

    Superior Court 1--David Sanders,

Collision on Hwy 4

   December 7, 2019 at 10:40  AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at Poole Station Road near Copperopolis.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Major injury collision on Hwy 4

   According to CHP, on December 6, 2019 around 1:30 PM, Jaime M. Castenada (33) of Modesto

Adopt a horse at Calaveras Fairgrounds

   Always wanted a horse?  On December 15, 2019 there will be an adoption event at the Calaveras Fairgrounds.  If you have a place, you could

Vehicle down embankment in Jamestown

   December 7, 2019 at 8:30 AM:  A vehicle has reportedly run off Obyrnes Ferry Road at Old Obyrnes Ferry Road in the Jamestown area, and travelled down the embankment.

   No injuries have been indicated. One person is standing on the edge of the roadway.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Head-on collision in Angels Camp

   December 6, 2019 at 1:20 PM:  A head-on collision has been reported on Hwy 4 just outside Angels Camp.

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

Murphys Creek Theatre

Bear Valley open this weekend

   Bear Valley Ski Resort is announcing that this weekend it will open the Mokelumne Express Ski Lift for the season.

   This is the 6 passenger lift up the mountain, opening December 7, 2019.

Collision on Hwy 49

   December 6, 2019 at 10:15 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 49 near Fourth's Crossing outside San Andreas.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be extra careful if in that area.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Sharon Romano for Supervisor

Sharon Romano for Supervisor District 1
Calaveras County

Collision near Toyon

   December 5, 2019 at 9:40 AM:  A collision has been reported on Hwy 26 about two miles from Toyon.

    Emergency vehicles are responding to the scene.

Democrats hold holiday potluck

   On December 10, 2019 the Calaveras Democrats will hold a holiday potluck at 5:30 PM.

   It will be held at the main library. Bring a dish, a plate and a friend.

The world in laughing!!!

First America laughed at Trumps' idiocy.
Now the

Car rear-ends big rig

   December 5, 2019 at 8 AM:  A car has reportedly rear-ended a big rig on Michigan Bar Road and Hwy 104 near Ione.

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Calaveras Community Foundation offers grants

   This is the 20th anniversary of the Calaveras Community Foundation, which started in 2000.

   Local non-profits can apply for grants. The total amount available this year will be $25,000.

Kamala Harris drops out of Presidential race

   California Attorney General Kamala Harris dropped out of the Presidential campaign yesterday.

   She stated that she simply did not have the financing to continue.

CCWD says discolored water possible in Ebbetts Pass

   According to CCWD, on December 8, 2019 they will switch the water supply to Hunters Reservoir in Avery.

   Although this may cause discolored water, they insist the water is still safe to drink.

Republicans continue to obstruct!

   While Chair Nadler continues with the impeachment hearing of Trump, the Republicans in the room continue to try and obstruct the hearing.

   The southerner makes motions regarding parliamentary procedure to try and block the hearing, but Nadler continues on, saying the gentleman is not recognized.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Calaveras County Arts Council party

Burn suspension lifted by CalFire

   As of today, December 3, 2019 CalFire is lifting the suspension on burn permits in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.

   Continue to follow the rules and burn safely. if you decide to burn.

Today is GIVING day! Donate locally!

   As most of your know, today is national Day of Giving and we all should donate to our

Republicans like Trump more than LINCOLN???

  No one should be surprised that in a recent poll of just Republicans that Trump came in ahead

Calaveras Supervisors do not meet today

   The Calaveras Supervisors are not holding a regular meeting today.

   Their next meeting is December 10, 2019, where they will have a full agenda.

Collision on Obyrnes Ferry Road

   December 3, 2019 at 7 AM:  A collision has been reported on Obyrnes Ferry Road at Old Obyrnes Ferry Road outside Jamestown.

   An ambulance and two tow trucks are responding to the scene.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Car off Hwy 12

   December 2, 2019 at 6:45 AM:  A Toyota has reportedly run off Hwy 12 at Hwy 49 in San Andreas.

   No injuries have been indicated, but be cautious if in that area.

Boulders on Obyrnes Ferry Road

   December 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM:  Watch out for boulders on Obyrnes Ferry Road near the bridge outside Copperopolis.

   A crew is being dispatched to clear the roadway.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

49ers in Baltimore today

   UPDATE:  What a tragedy. The Ravens kept the ball and

Rain in Calaveras County

It is raining at 4000' in Arnold on Hwy 4 this morning.
Chains are required at Cottage Springs.