Friday, January 31, 2020

Please take me home...

I'm waiting for you at the Calaveras Animal Sherilter in San Andreas

And one more candidate against McClintock

                        Robert Lawton of Coarsegold is also running against Tom McClintock.

                                      More information as soon as possible.

Choose your fighter

If the Senate is too cowardly to remove Trump......

  ....then it will be up to US to remove the swamp scum in November. 

    Register and VOTE!!! We CAN save our country!!!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Collision in San Andreas

   January 30, 2020 at 4:45PM:  A traffic collision has been reported at Hwy 49 and Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

   No injuries have been indicated. Be extra cautious if in that area.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

At Murphys Creek Theater

Opening on February 14, 2020

There are TWO Michael Preston's in Calaveras?

  One of the two Michael Preston's in Calaveras County is real nice Angels Camp resident ,community minded and

Op-Ed: The Sierra Sentinel does not accept...

   The Sierra Sentinel is proud to say we are the ANTI-Trump of the Sierras.

   We still do not accept letters, comments or photos from racists, dirty cops or alcoholics.

Collision in Columbia

   January 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Parrotts Ferry Road at Airport Road in Columbia.

   No injuries have been indicated.

Is racism a treatable mental condition?

   Over decades society has debated the possibility that acute racism, and especially violent

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

CCWD doing smoke testing

   Calaveras County Water District announced that they are conducting smoke testing of their lines in the Douglas Flat area.

   The testing will continue through Friday.

Gold Hill House Hospital Cemetery??

   A cemetery with 82 buried in it is located at Poole Station Road and Hwy 49. It was part

Cattle on Railroad Flat Road

   January 28, 2020 at 8:15 AM:  Watch for cattle on Railroad Flat Road in Mokelumne Hill.

    CHP is trying to locate the owner and return them to their pasture.

Bolton book kept secret from McConnell

    With the revelations that John Bolton made public in his new book, very few people

Confederacy of Dunces???

     If you listened to the idiocy of Pam Bondi's supposed defense of Trump yesterday,

Monday, January 27, 2020

Yellow dog on Hwy 108

   January 27, 2020 at 10:20 AM:  A yellow dog has been reported running on Hwy 108 near Bell Mooney Road outside Jamestown.

   Be cautious if in that area until CHP can remove it.

Assault arrest at The Lakes Treatment Center

   On January 26, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Michael Garrett (32) of Murphys at The Lakes Treatment Center in Copperopolis.

   Garrett was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm and Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse, both felonies and for Willful Cruelty to a child, a misdemeanor.

Big rig runs off Hwy 26

   January 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM:  A big rig reportedly ran off Hwy 26 near Main Street in Mokelumne Hill and is stuck in the ditch.

   It apparently happened around midnight last night.  The owner is trying to move it himself, but cannot seem to be able.

Arrest for battery in San Andreas

   On January 25, 2020 around 5:15 PM Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested David Christopher Blaine Crosiar (36) of San Andreas at his residence at Gold Strike Mobile Home Park.

   Crosiar was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Battery with serious bodily injury, a felony.

Dinner with Trump and Parnas

  An audio tape has suddenly appeared of Trump and the man he says he doesn't know, Lev Parnas, at a dinner table together.

   In the tape, Trump is heard clearly saying "Get rid of her" about Ambassador Yovanovich.

Vehicle theft arrest in Valley Springs

   On January 24, 2020 around 4:05 AM CHP arrested Maritza Paez (36) of Oakland at the Chevron Station in Valley Springs.

   Paez was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft and Receiving Stolen Property, both felonies and for Possession of burglary tools, a misdemeanor.

Bolton Bombshell

   A copy of John Bolton's manuscript was given anonymously to the NY Times and it is a

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Harry Chapin's "Taxi"

TAXI  written and sung by the great Harry Chapin, who died way too soon.

    It was raining hard in Frisco,

    I needed one more fare to make my night.

Kobe Bryant is dead

    On January 26, 2020 Kobe Bryant, famed NBA star, died in a helicopter crash in Southern California.

   His daughter, along with several others, also perished in this crash.

Spinout on Hwy 88

   January 26, 2020 at 12:10 PM:  A spinout has been reported on Hwy 88 in Fiddletown.

   It isn't known if there are injuries, but the roadway may be partially blocked.  Be cautious.

Collision in Valley Springs

   January 26, 2020 at 9:30 AM:  Originally reported as a pedestrian down has now been changed to a traffic collision on Hwy 26 at Hogan Dam Road in Valley Springs.

   No injuries have been indicated in this crash.

Jeep vs. power pole

  January 26, 2020 at 9 AM:  A Jeep has reportedly struck a power pole at Circle Hill Drive and Burson Road in the Burson area.

   No injuries have been indicated. PG&E has been notified the pole is fractured but still standing.

Fatality on Hwy 4

   January 26, 2020 at 8 AM:  A car reportedly ran off Hwy 4 near Charter Way and into a ditch earlier this morning.

   Despite an ambulance being called to the scene, the driver succumbed to their injuries.  The roadway has been closed, but has now reopened.

One week away...

   The 49ers and the Superbowl are one week away.

   Have to wait 7 more days for the big game.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Motorcycle collision near Plymouth

   January 25, 2020 at 4:45 PM:  A traffic collision involving a motorcycle has been reported on Old Sacramento Road and Old Oaken Road outside Plymouth.

   The roadway is blocked but injuries appear to be minor.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Fatal head-on collision in Linden

   January 24, 2020 at 2:45 PM:  A collision between a big rig and a car have reportedly

Sharon Romano says...

Collision in Vallecito

   January 24, 2020 at  2:30 PM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Hwy 4 at the Vallecito Bypass Road.

   An ambulance and two tow trucks are responding.  One way traffic is being conducted.

Truck in ditch outside Ione

    January 24, 2020 at 1:10 PM:  A pickup has reportedly run off Tonzi Road near Hwy 124 and into a ditch outside Ione.

   A tow truck is responding to the scene.  One person reported that the driver may be leaving the scene.

PG&E is at fault--Complain at the CPUC

  There is no question that the fires causing the most damage in California have been the fault

If Calaveras Sheriff spent less time chasing POT...

   We hear complaints every day about the lack of professionalism and capabilities of the Calaveras Sheriff's Office under

Major injury collision on Hwy 4

   According to CHP, on January 23, 2020 around 3:40 PM Alan Yoder (67) of Murphys was

So many complaints

   Over the past months we have heard many complaints about CORE and Nate's Tree Service involving their big contracts

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wine and Whimsey

   On February 8, 2020 there will be a dinner at the Metropolitan in San Andreas.

   It is called Wine and Whimsey.  More information coming soon.

Dog on Hwy 26

  January 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM:  A dog has been reported on Hwy 26 near Baldwin in Rancho Calaveras.

   It's a scruffy looking white dog per caller. If your dog is missing, better go check. Drive carefully if in that area.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Angels Camp's new Mayor

   Joe Oliveira was chosen as the 2020 Mayor for the Angels Camp City Council.

   Alvin Broglio was elected Vice-Mayor.  The votes for both was unanimous.

Chamber of Commerce hires new director

   The Calaveras Chamber of Commerce is announcing that it has hired Morgan Gace as their new CEO.

   Avneet Kaur, the former CEO, elected to pursue another opportunity.

Chains required on Hwy 4

   Januray 22, 2020:  Caltrans has issued chain restrictions on Hwy 4 this morning.

   They start at Cottage Springs.  The weather is clearing and it is expected to be nice by lunch.

Tryon arrested for marijuana

   According to the Calaveras Sheriff on January 18, 2020 Angels Camp Police arrested Walter William Tryon (34) of Angels Camp.

   Tryon was booked into the Calaveras County jail for allegedly Growing Marijuana, a misdemeanor. No other details are given. 

Trump hates MSNBC

   Trump has threatened to take away credentials from outstanding journalists like Rachel Maddow at MSNBC.

   If he's allowed to close down news channels, the people will be stuck with the propaganda channel, FOX NEWS!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Super Bowl 49ers vs Chiefs

   The 2020 Super Bowl is just a couple of weeks away and now we know who will be the teams in the game.

   The 49ers great win on Sunday puts them up against the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami.

Impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump....

    Unlikely to be honorable or fair, McConnell started the Senate trial of the Impeachment of Donald Trump from the Presidency.

   He has promised Trump to call him innocent by the day of the State of the Union Speech. How does that man sleep at night?

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Rollover in LaGrange

    January 19, 2020 at 11 AM:  A car has rolled over into a ditch at Merced Falls Road and Pepito Drive in LaGrange.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

49ers vs Packers today

   The Packers are in town to face the SF 49ers at Levi Stadium.

   The game starts around 3:30 PM.  Go Niners!!!

Miss Calaveras and Saddle Queen time

   It is time to apply to run for Miss Calaveras or Saddle Queen at the 2020 Calaveras County Fair.

    Go to to download an application.

PG&E safety tips

   PG&E says for safety during outages:

    Never use

Dear Editor: Don't know who to vote for

     Dear Editor:

      I am a registered Democrat, watching the Democratic campaigners and I still do not

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Primary election March 3, 2020

   According to the Calaveras Elections Department, the official voting day for the 2020

New book launch at Manzanita Press

   On Saturday January 25, 2020, Manzanita Press in downtown Angels Camp will hold a book launch for McCarthy's Gold, the latest in the Irish Clan series by  Stephen Finlay Archer.

   It will be held from 4 PM to 6 PM.

Why not impeach Pence too?

   After learning that Pence was part of the conspiracy to try and hurt Joe Biden using the Ukraine, many asked why the House doesn't impeach him too.

   We understand that the reason is because Pelosi doesn't want to become President.

Lev Parnas now in spotlight in impeachment trial

     After the Rachel Maddow interview of Lev Parnas, documentation started arriving at the House

Icy but clear in Ebbetts Pass

   January 18, 2020:  Roads are icy but the weather is supposed to be clear in Ebbetts Pass today.

   If you're headed for the snow country, carry chains and wear warm clothing!  Have fun!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Assault with a Deadly Weapon in West Point

   On January 15, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Robert John LeClaire (57) of West Point on Spink Road.

   LeClaire was booked

Chrisley Knows Best

Todd's mother Faye is on the right!
   If you ever watch Chrisley Knows Best, you are aware that the grandmother, Todd's mother, is

Warren and Sanders caught on hot mike

  You would think that elected officials would know better, but last night after the debate, Elizabeth Warren went up to Bernie Sanders and blurted

Rachel Maddows unbelievable interview

   Revelations from the interview Rachel Maddow had with Trump and Giuliani's friend Lev Parnas last night were astounding.

   Parnas stated that he was working with Giuliani, Trump, Pence,

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Storm coming into Calaveras tonight

   Be prepared to wake up to snow on Thursday morning, January 16, 2020 as a storm is expected

Ever lived near a DIRTY COP and his racist wife??

  Have you ever been forced to live near a racist DIRTY COP and his racist wife?  How about

Drop Box vandalized in Angels Camp

   Angels Camp Police report that the utility payment Drop Box at City Hall was damaged by vandals.

   It isn't known what was taken, so if your payment was recently put in the box, call City Hall at 736-2181 to see if your payment has been processed.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Chains required on Hwy 88

   Caltrans is requiring chains on Hwy 88 at Hams Station.

   Drive carefully and slow down in the snow. 

Agriculture moving east to use Calaveras aquifers

   If you drive down Hwy 4 very often, you will notice that San Joaquin agriculture is

Supervisor Callaway elected Calaveras Board Chair

   At the January 14, 2020 Board meeting, Supervisor Callaway was elected Board Chair.  Supervisor Mills was

Supervisor Mills assassinates his own character????

   At the Tuesday January 14, 2020 Calaveras Supervisor meeting people stood up during Public Comment and stated facts they said they found out about Supervisor Mills false

Snowing in Arnold--chains required

    It's snowing on Hwy 4 in Arnold this morning, at 4000'.  Drive carefully and carry chains if headed to

Monday, January 13, 2020

Protect your trees and property rights!

   PG&E, instead of taking responsibility for their negligence of not putting their hot lines underground,

Sunday, January 12, 2020

For current weather in Calaveras County

   To check weather conditions, temperatures in various areas of Calaveras County, simply
click on the weather icon.

   It is located on the left hand side of this page.

49ers play winner of today's playoff game

   UPDATE:  Thank you for the note.

    January 12, 2020:  The winner of the

Head-on collision near Lockeford

   January 12, 2020 at 8 AM:  A head-on collision has been reported on Hwy 12 near Alpine outside of Lockeford.

   Major injuries have resulted. An ambulance is responding. CHP is investigating the crash.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Prince Charles warns Harry

   Since Prince Charles totally supports his two sons, paying all of their expenses, he has warned Harry that he could cut off his

Walmart robbed by former employee

   According to authorities the Walmart in Sonora was robbed about 2 AM on January 10, 2020.

   The man was armed and is considered dangerous.  An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

Rollover on Hwy 88

   January 11, 2020 at 9 AM:  A vehicle has rolled over and off Hwy 88 near Ham's Station.

   The car cannot be seen from the roadway, as it went down the embankment.  Authorities are responding to the scene.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Niners vs. Vikings Playoff

Did Iran accidentally shoot down airliner?

It has been reported by American intelligence that the airliner

Prince Harry and Meghan 86'd from wax museum

   After pissing off the queen by announcing that he and his wife Meghan are withdrawing from the Royal Family business, the family apparently got even.

   Harry's and Meghan's statues have been removed from the Royal family display in London.

Extra patrols in Burson-Wallace area where SHERIFF lives???

   Interesting that the Calaveras Sheriff's Office has assigned extra patrols in the Wallace and

Another violation by Trump? Impeachable?

  Now that it is out that the killing of the Iranian general was not actually an imminent threat, isn't that another

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gross negligence with Firearm arrest

   On January 8, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Jacob Michael Jones (23) of Angels Camp at his residence on Gelding Way.

   Jones was booked into

Chains required on Hwy 4

  January 9, 2020 at 11 AM: If you are headed for the mountains, be sure to carry chains.

   Caltrans is now requiring chains on Hwy 4 at Camp Connell.

Ashlee Snider Wilkes

   It is with great sadness that the family of Ashlee Snider Wilkes announces her passing on

Snow DAY!!!

   January 9, 2020 at 8:20 AM:  It started snowing in Arnold around 7 AM and there is about 1/2 inch on the ground so far.

   Drive carefully, as many of the roadways have not yet been plowed.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Candyrock Gay Porn Club makes New Year's Resolution

   We just heard that the leader of the Candyrock Gay Porn Club has made a New Years

Assault arrest at Arnold Medical Clinic

   On January 8, 2020 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Donald Ray Lancaster, Jr. (64) of Hathaway Pines at the Arnold Medical Clinic.

   Lancaster was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon not a Firearm, a felony.

Two collisions near Linden

   January 8, 2020 at 10 AM:  Two separate collisions have been reported on Hwy 26 and Escalon Bellota Road near Linden.

   Ambulances are responding to the scene where one left the roadway and overturned.

Trump is late!!

   There is a good reason why Trump is so late getting to his press conference on the missile attack on US forces last night.

   First, the speech had to be written for him and then he has to be taught to pronounce all the words
in the teleprompter with more than two syllables.

Icy slowly

   January 8, 2020 at 8 AM:  Be cautious if you have to be out on the roads this morning, especially in Ebbetts Pass.

   A little rain and snow and below freezing temps have created ice on the roadways. Slow down!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Trump: "We're safer now" but we're sending the Marines

Don't worry!  This is all just to get me
   Trump and Pompeo keep insisting that Americans are safer now that they got rid of the Iranian general.  How long can they go on lying and lying?

   Then why are they sending THOUSANDS more troops, Marines, to the area??  We doubt that they will be safe!  How stupid do they think we are, anyway?

Weinstein on walker??? Trump in wheelchair??

   Watching Harvey Weinstein limp into the courtroom for his trial yesterday using a walker was laughable.

   We expect that when and if Trump is held accountable that he will show up in a wheelchair surrounded by little blonde fox nurses??

Spike strip stops fleeing man

   On January 2, 2020 at approximately 10:10 PM CHP assisted the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office with a vehicle pursuit on Hwy 26 near the

Vicious man wants all bears killed because of his fear?

   As most of us know, Black Bears are hungry and mostly harmless critters who wander around THEIR forests in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of

Calaveras Supervisors will elect new Chair

    There is no Calaveras Supervisor meeting today, January 7, 2020.

    On January 14, 2020 the Calaveras Board of Supervisors will elect a new board Chairperson for the year.  Supervisor Garamendi has

Monday, January 6, 2020

500 million animals burned to death in Australia

   Due to climate change, the heat, drought and fires are devastating our planet. Australia is suffering right now, especially the animals.

   They have lost

Warmongers Pompeo, Pence and Esper wanted WAR with Iran

   Trump was easily convinced to murder Iran's biggest general, Solemani, in order to distract from impeachment in Washington DC and to start a war with Iran to help his re-election campaign.

   Will it work or do too many see through the corruption and sick mental state of this White House?

President Obama watches impeachment of Trump...from Hawaii

Obama looks pretty good, although a little grey on top. He's been
loving Hawaii while watching Trumps impeachment.
This is OUR President!!!

Two arrested for Burglary

   On January 4, 2020 Calaveras County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jeanine Marie Priest (39) of Volcano on Hwy 12 in Burson.

    Priest was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged

San Andreas man arrested

   On January 3, 2020 near 11 PM CHP arrested Ronnie Guy Young (51) of San Andreas on Hwy 26 near the El Dorado County line.

   Young was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon, not a firearm and Evading a Police Officer, both felonies and for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor.

UPDATE: Adopted!!! Sweet Savannah needs a home

What a gorgeous girl she is. Visit her at the Calaveras
Animal Shelter in San Andreas!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

City of Angels Camp gets new Mayor

   We are certain that residents will be sorry to lose Amanda Folendorf as Mayor of Angels Camp, if they elect

Sharon Romano for Calaveras Supervisor

   On Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 9:30 AM you can meet candidate for Calaveras County District 1 Supervisor Sharon Romano at the

49ers off today

   The SF 49ers are off this week, as wild card games are being played.

   Niners will play winner of todays game next week.

Meet Brynne Kennedy

   Calaveras Democrats will hold a meeting on January 7, 2020 at 6 PM at the Main Library in San Andreas.

   Brynne Kennedy, candidate for Congress against Tom McClintock, will be there to answer questions and meet everyone.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Ronald Joseph Schmid of Angels Camp

    On Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Ronald Joseph Schmid, devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed

Night out in Angels Camp

People RUN from name EVANGELICAL

I am the CHOSEN ONE!!!
   Trump, self proclaimed CHOSEN ONE to lead the world, met with and apparently got a

Stockton woman arrested in Copperopolis

   On January 1, 2020, CHP arrested Henrietta Truex (48) of Stockton on Chief Road in Copperopolis.

   Truex was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft, a felony and for Driving Recklessly with a Suspended License, a misdemeanor.

West Point man arrested

   On January 1, 2019 CHP arrested Joshua Gary Riddell (31) of West Point on Acorn Lane at Bald Mountain Road.

   Riddell was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for allegedly being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a felony and for DUI, a misdemeanor.

Woman arrested for vehicle theft

   On December 30, 2019 CHP arrested Shannon Lee McBride (28) of Angels Camp on Meacham Ranch Road.

   McBride was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Vehicle Theft and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, both felonies.

Why NOW???

  Finally, after two days of talk about Trump ordering the murder of an Iranian general, we are talking about WHY NOW!

   Only because this morning one of the hosts at MSNBC asked the question and answered it with

Friday, January 3, 2020

What kind of mess has Trump got us into NOW???

What have you screwed up now, you total idiot???
   Assassinating the second in command of Iran?  Real smart, Trumper!  And you wonder why no one has any

Man lost on Rim Trail!

   A 66 year old man who road his bike out of Avery on the Arnold Rim Trail became lost and an all out search was launched, including a helicopter and Calaveras Sheriff's rescue group.

   He was located in an extremely brushy area away from the trail, and was  returned to his vehicle around 1 AM on January 1, 2020. He had an emergency locator on him, which helped locate him.