Sunday, July 31, 2022

Oak Fire UPDATE...

   As of July 31, 2022 at 9 AM the Oak Fire is 19,244 acres and is 64% contained.

   As we expected 182 homes have been found destroyed

Friday, July 29, 2022

Overturned car in Jamestown

    July 29, 2022 at 8:40 AM:  An overturned car on its roof has been reported at Hwy 49 and Sims Road in Jamestown.

   A tow truck and ambulance are responding. 

Fire in Mountain Ranch

   UPDATE:  Someone had actually started a campfire. Put out immediately.

Collision at Toyon

    July 29, 2022 at 7:45 AM:  A vehicle collision has been reported in front of Toyon Middle School on Hwy 12 at Double Springs Road.


Three vehicles are involved. An ambulance has been dispatched to the scene.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

"Come see for yourself" says Sheriff DeBasilio! "We're hiring!!!"

    According to an offical email press release from the Calaveras Sheriff, the public is invited to come and see for themselves their law enforcement professionals at work.

     They are hiring for exciting jobs as the link between the public and law enforcement. No experience is necessary (that's obvious)! 

Something suspicious to the Sheriff? Heck NO!!

    July 28, 2022 at 11:15 AM:  We reported a suspicous black bag along

Oak Fire in Mariposa County

    As of July 28, 2022 the Oak Fire near Yosemite is 19,156 acres and is 39% contained.

   116 structures have been destroyed so far.

Let us not forget!!!

You can't have everything?  Being a dirty, lying,
racist cop is more important, right??
    Can we ever forget that this is the anniversary of the most shameful, racist ex-cop

Grass fire in Pine Grove

    July 28, 2022 at 8:15 AM:  A small grass fire has been reported at Hwy 88 and Sugar Loaf Road in Pine Grove.

    Engines have been dispatched to the scene.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Fire in Pollock Pines

   UPDATE:  They are gaining control of this fire.

Fatal collision in Murphys area

      According to CHP on July 23, 2022 around 1:15AM  Aidan D. McGee (22) of Mokelumne Hill was driving a 2012 Honda Civic on

Homes destroyed in Oak Fire

    July 27, 2022 at 9:15 AM: The number of homes burned in the Oak Fire continues to grow; as of this morning the number is 74 with others damaged.

   Total acreage only grew by 500 acres yesterday, which would seem to indicate all the help from air support is working.

Vehicle fire in West Point

UPDATE:  Extra engines have been canelled. Fire under control.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Beaver and Wally...


...then and now!!

What is a light year?

    To give an idea of how far a light year is, the Space Shuttle travels 5 miles per second.

   Therefore it would take 37,200 years to travel ONE light year. It is believed the Universe that we know of may be 99 billion light years wide.


This home was destroyed on July 24, 2022 by
the Oak Fire in Mariposa County
    July 25, 2022:  Per Calfire the Oak Fire is now 18,087 acres and is 26% contained. Massive air response has been used in this fire.

    The new count in homes destroyed so far is 55.  It is reportedly now burning into an old burn scar from the Fergusen Fire and should be under control soon.

Fire in Martell

    The fire that broke out yesterday afternoon July 25, 2022 at the lumber company

Monday, July 25, 2022

Trailer on fire

 UPDATE:  Some of the extra support is being cancelled. They must be getting it under control.

Structure fire back of Lowe's in Jackson

    July 25, 2022 at 2:20 PM:  A structure fire has been reported at Hwy 49 and Industry Blvd behind the Lowe's. 

   Sheriff's deputies were called to remove citizens taking photos of fire.  Several engines are responding. Debris is apparently falling into the street area. 

Oak Fire in Mariposa continues to grow!

    The Oak Fire is now 16,791 acres in size and they are calling it 10% contained.

     They are still claiming only 10 homes have been destroyed, but no one really believes that. There are surely many more.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Oak Fire won't stop

   UPDATE:  Governor Newsome has declared a State of Emergency  for the Oak Fire.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Cows out on Calaveritas Road

    July 22, 2022 at 3:30 PM:  It has been reported that large black cows are out on Calaveritas Road near Costa Road.

    Be extra cautious until CHP can locate the owner and clear the roadway.

Fire in La Grange

    UPDATE:  Around 1 acre in size at this time.

Slate Fire in Jamestown

    July 22, 2022:  The Slate Fire off Chicken Ranch Road in Jamestown is now 50% contained at 64 acres.

    Evacuation orders have been lifted. Drive carefully through the area. 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Fire in Jamestown

UPDATE at 5 PM:  Some engines have been canceled, so they must be getting it under control.

What a beautiful baby Sampson -- ADOPTED!!!


You can visit Sampson at the Calaveras
Animal Shelter in San Andreas

President Biden tests positive

    It was just announced that President Biden has tested positive for COVID.

   Apparently he is having very mild symptoms.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Motorcycle collision in Pioneer

    July 19, 2022 at 3:30 PM:  A motorcycle and car have collided on Hwy 88 in Pioneer.

   Emergency personnel are responding to the scene.

Fire at Rancho Calaveras

    July 19, 2022 at 10:20 AM:  A grass fire has been reported on Hwy 26 at Baldwin in Rancho Calaveras.

   Several engines are responding to the area.

Car vs Pole in Linden


 July 19, 2022 at 9:45 AM:  A car has struck a pole at Comstock Road and Clements Road in Linden.

   The pole is broken. ATT has been notified. A male exited the vehicle.  

Motorcycle collision on Poole Station Road

   UPDATE:  Per CHP injuries are

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Jazz in San Andreas


Traffic collision in Jamestown

    July 16, 2022 at 9:20 AM:  A traffic collision has been reported on Jamestown Road in Jamestown.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Multi-vehicle collision

    July 16, 2022 at 8:25 AM:  A multi-vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 108 at Coffill Road above Twain Harte.

    One car is on its side and one person appears to be pinned in. An ambulance is responding. The roadway is blocked.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Fire in Jamestown

    UPDATE:  Another grass fire has been reported at Peppermint and Rawhide, down the road with no structures threatened.

Goats on Railroad Flat Road

    July 15, 2022 at 11:45 AM:  Goats are reportedly on Railroad Flat Road at Swiss Ranch Road in Mountain Ranch.

   Be extra cautious until roadway can be cleared.

Motorhome on fire

    Both lanes are open. Fire is under control.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Collision in Mokelumne Hill

    July 14, 2022 at 12 Noon:   A collision has been reported on Hwy 49 at the 13 corners in Mokelumne Hill.

   One lane is blocked. An ambulance and tow truck are responding to the scene.

Deaths in Calaveras County

    In June of 2022 some of those who passed away are:

    Joan M. Adair who was born on

Pepper needs a home


What a handsome puppy!! Visit Pepper at the Calaveras
Animal Shelter in San Andreas

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Spinout on Hwy 4

    July 13, 2022 at 12:30 PM:  A vehicle has reportedly spun out on Hwy 4 on the Utica Grade in Murphys.

   No injuries are indicated, but the roadway is blocked.

Fire in Tuolumne

    July 13, 2022 at 12 Noon:  A grass fire has been reported on Tuolumne Road at the Westside Park in Tuolumne.

   Several engines and water tenders are responding.

Overturned car on Hunt Road

     UPDATE:  This is actually on Hwy 4 and is blocking traffic. A tow truck

Arson arrest in West Point

    According to Calfire, over the last several months, their law enforcement officers have been investigating a number of arson

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Three fires reported in Mountain Ranch

    UPDATE:  Fire now under control. Some engines released

Car vs pedestrian in Sonora

    July 12, 2022 at 1:15 PM:  A vehicle has reportedly struck a pedestrian on Hwy 108 and Stockton Road in front of Taco Bell.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Collision on Hwy 4

  UPDATE:  This collision is actually at Hwy 4 and

Fire at Camp Hope homeless camp

  UPDATE:  The fire is now contained. A bulldozer is eliminating several

Fire in Jamestown

    UPDATE:  Fire has been extinguished.

Calaveras Sheriff raids 6 illegal marijuana grows...

        Over the past month the Calaveras Sheriff's Office has raided 6 illegal marijuana grows in the county, worth nearly $5 million.

   This is good for the legal growers in our area who work so hard to bring their crops to the market legally. 

First photo from $10Billion telescope


Amazing what could be out there.....

Monday, July 11, 2022

Electra Fire is now 85% contained!!

Collision in Glencoe

    July 11, 2022 at 3:30 PM:  A vehicle collision has been reported on Hwy 26 in the Glencoe area.

    Emergency personnel are responding. 

Car through gate into orchard

   July 11, 2022 at 7:35 AM:  A vehicle has run off Hwy 26 at Duncan Road in Linden.

   It went through a gate and into the orchard. Driver appears to be sitting in the vehicle still.  An ambulance has been dispatched to the scene.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

House fire in Tuolumne

    July 10, 2022 at 2:30 PM:  A house fire has been reported on Willow Street at Main Street in Tuolumne.

   Several engines and water tenders are responding to the scene.

Fire in Linden

    UPDATE:  About 3 acres has burned. No structures in immediate danger.  This is actually closer to Jenny Lind.

Yosemite Fire continues to grow

   As of this morning, the Washburn Fire at Yosemite is over 1400 acres.

   The Maripose Grove of giant Sequoias are threatened.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Fire in Paloma

    July 9, 2022 at 4:20 PM:  A grass fire has been reported on Paloma Road at Gwin Mine Road in Paloma.

   Several engines and water tenders have been dispatched to the scene.

Fire in Valley Springs

   UPDATE:  Fire was put out quickly.

Bailey is a BIG dog!


You can visit and adopt Bailey at the Calaveras Animal Shelter in
San Andreas

Ammo box and live rounds in Pine Grove

    July 9, 2022 at 10:05 AM:  An ammo box and live rounds have been reported spilled all over the roadway at Hwy 88 and Irishtown Road in Pine Grove.

   CHP is responding to the area.

House fire in Valley Springs

    July 9, 2022 at 9:55 AM:  A house fire has been reported on Baldwin Street in Valley Springs.

    A handicapped person is not able to get out on their own.  Several engines and water tenders are responding to the scene.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Calfire needs help with Electra Fire

    Calfire is asking the public for help in finding who started the Electra Fire on Electra Road on the Amador side of the Calaveras River.

   If you were in that area on July 4, 2022 around 3:30 PM, please call  800-468-4088 to report any suspicious persons or vehicle. 


Fire in West Point

    UPDATE:  This fire was quickly extinguished.

CHP report of fatal crash

    According to CHP on July 1, 2022 around 6:30 AM first responders located a solo vehicle down a150' embankment.

   The driver was Dale B. Garrett (46) of Arnold, driving a 2015 Chevy Silverado pickup. He had been ejected and was pronounced dead by the coroner. 

Electra Fire Update...

    As of July 8, 2022 at 8 AM the Electra Fire is 65% contained.  The total acreage so far is 4428 acres.

   No homes have been lost in this fire, which was mostly fought from the air.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Why can't Calaveras get and keep a good CAO?

   July 7, 2022:  Yet another Administrative Officer, now on administative leave, has resigned, effective 1/1/23.

   The Board of Supervisors is again starting all over searching for another CAO.  Good luck!

Motorcycle vs car in Fiddletown

    July 7, 2022 at 3:45 PM:  A vehicle vs motorcycle collision has been reported on Fiddletown Road at Quartz Mountain Road in Fiddletown.

   An ambulance is responding to the scene.

Fire in Mountain Ranch

  UPDATE:  The fire is under control. Extra engines cancelled.

Who is the ZONE NAZI in Calaveras?

    What in the heck ZONE are we supposed to be in?  Who created these idiotic zones?  Is it

Actor James Caan has died

    James Caan, who was in many Hollywood movies, has died.

   He was 82 years old.

Illegal debris burn in Wilseyville

    July 7, 2022 at 9:45 AM:  Believe it or not, an illegal debris burn has been reported on Barbara Lane in Wilseyville.

   An engine has been dispatched to the location.   

Music in the Parks


Marriage licenses in Calaveras County

    The following have applied for marriage licenses for June 2022 in Calaveras County:

   Lisa Ann Meltzian and

Boris Johnson resigns.....

Closely aligned with Trump,
this is the best photo of
Boris Johnson' s hair.
    UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has officially resigned his post after months of scandal and attempts to remove him.

    The Conservative Party will elect a new PM soon.

Calfire gettlng hold of Electra Fire

    July 7, 2022 at 7:30 AM:  Calfire worked all night to quell the Electra Fire after a day of air support in both Calaveras and Amador counties.

   The total acreage as of this morning is 4272 acres and it is now 40% contained.  No homes have been destroyed in this fire.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Fire outside Placerville

   UPDATE:  Fire is out. Cancelled all other engines.

Electra Fire Update

   As of July 6, 2022 at 7:30 AM Calfire has the Electra Fire at 5% containment and 3900 acres in size.

   More evacuations have been

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Grass fire reported at Hogan Dam

    July 5, 2022 at 2:40 PM:  A grass fire has been reported at Hogan Dam.

   Several engines and water tenders are responding.

More evacuations in Electra Fire

    It appears that Gold Country Campground Resort has now been evacuated due to the Electra Fire. 

    This is very near

Electra Fire grows overnight

      As of July 5, 2022 at 7 AM, the Electra Fire is 3038 acres and is still

Monday, July 4, 2022

The Electra Fire--O% containment

   Evacuation warnings have been issued in the Hwy 26 area.

Fire on Hwy 49

    UPDATE:  Hwy 26 is closed at Mokelumne Hill as of 7:45 PM.  It has been mentioned that there are suspects involved in starting this fire. No other details.

Motorcycle collision in Douglas Flat

   UPDATE:  Per CHP injuries are indicated as minor.

Happy 4th


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Vehicle vs. tree in San Andreas

    July 2, 2022 at 8:40 AM:  A vehicle struck a tree on Mountain Ranch Road in front of the Red Barn in San Andreas.

   The tree is down on top of the vehicle.

Friday, July 1, 2022

CHP report on fatal rollover

    According to the CHP report on July 1, 2022 dispatchers received a report of a traffic

Music in the Parks


City of Angels Camp acquiring "MILITARY EQUIPMENT"?

    On the Angels Camp City Council agenda for July 5, 2022 is a first reading for approval of the police department to acquire 'military equipment'.

   It indicates they also plan to USE it.  WHY?  Has Angels Camp become that bad?

Vehicle fire on Poole Station Road

   UPDATE:  The fire is under control. Traffic control

Fatal rollover at Stevenot Bridge

     UPDATE:  Apparently this was a Chevy pickup.