Stanislaus National Forest Suffers Extensive Storm Damage, Some Roads Closed Until 2018
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 03:43 PM
Sonora, CA...Roads on Stanislaus National Forest suffered extensive damage from winter storms and many will remain closed until at least 2018, including four popular roads. Forest officials warn all the damage has yet to be assessed. Cottonwood Road (1N04) on Groveland and Mi-Wok districts, Beardsley Day Use Road (4N29) and Hell’s Half Acre (5N95) on Summit District and Spicer Road (7N01) on Calaveras District sustained extensive damage. “The record winter storms caused landslides and road failures on many Forest roads,” said Scott Tangenberg, Stanislaus National Forest’s Acting Forest Supervisor. “Much of the Forest is still covered in deep snow and our staff hasn’t been able to inspect roads covered with as much as 14 feet of snow.”
President Trump at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Days of Remembrance
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 08:46 PM
Washington, DC...Thank you very much. Thank you. Friends, members of Congress, ambassadors, veterans, and, most especially, to the survivors here with us today, it’s an honor to join you on this very, very solemn occasion. I am deeply moved to stand before those who survived history’s darkest hour. Your cherished presence transforms this place into a sacred gathering. Thank you, Tom Bernstein, Alan Holt, Sara Bloomfield, and everyone at the Holocaust Memorial Council and Museum for your vital work and tireless contributions.
President Trump in Farmers Roundtable and Executive Order Signing Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/27/2017 09:06 PM
Washington, DC...THE PRESIDENT: Busy day. They had a very busy day -- had a good day. We’re doing well, very well. Things are turning around. I know they’re turning around for you folks, so I just want to welcome you very much to the White House -- special place -- America’s farmers and ranchers. I especially want to congratulate Secretary -- now I can say, Secretary Sonny Perdue, who was just sworn in as the Secretary of Agriculture -- (applause) -- sworn in by Justice Thomas. And it was a beautiful ceremony, and we’re going to celebrate a little bit later, and that’s great. We’re very happy. And you had a good vote too.
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board is back in action today with a full agenda. Discussion of State Assembly Bills that would impose new burdens on water districts, rate stabilization, real property and also a special session for labor negotiations with SEIU. The agendas are below...
Yosemite National Park Opens Public Scoping Period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/26/2017 10:47 AM
Yosemite, CA...Yosemite National Park is pleased to announce that the public scoping comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment will be open from Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017.
Sacramento, CA...Registered nurses and other healthcare advocates are heralding the California Senate Health Committee's passage of SB 562, the Healthy California Act today, Wednesday, April 26, with a majority of the committee members’ support. SB 562, the Healthy California Act, would establish an improved Medicare for all type system in California. Full details of the bill may be viewed here http://bit.ly/2ng5hUg Prior to the hearing, over a thousand bill supporters, including members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, held a spirited rally at the Sacramento Convention Center followed by a colorful march to the State Capitol for the Senate Health Committee hearing.
The photos above are from the rally proponents held at the Sonora Opera Hall a few days ago.
Marine Le Pen vs Emmanuel Macron In French Runoff Election On May 7th
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 07:59 AM
Paris, France...The field has been narrowed down in the French Presidential elections. No candidate from the traditional power bases in France drew enough votes to continue to round two. The battle which moves to a May 7th runoff will between former Socialist Party member Emmanuel Macron & National Front Marine Le Pen.
State Department Names Former "Fox & Friends" Heather Nauert As Spokesperson
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2017 12:11 PM
Washington, DC...The Department of State is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department Spokesperson. Nauert comes to the Department with more than 15 years of experience as an anchor and correspondent covering both foreign and domestic news and events, including the 9-11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the Administration’s foreign policy priorities to the American people and the world.
President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address On New Optimism For American Workers
Posted by: thepinetree on 04/22/2017 08:58 AM
Washington, DC...My Fellow Americans, A new optimism is sweeping our country as we return power from Washington and give it back to the American People, where it belongs. For too long, American workers were forgotten by their government – and I mean totally forgotten. Their interests were pushed aside for global projects, and their wealth was taken from their communities and shipped across the world, all across the seas.