Board Votes 3-2 That Conditional Use Permit Not Required For Proposed Asphalt Plant At Hogan Quarry (Updated With Meeting Minutes)
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/09/2016 04:13 PM
San Andreas, CA....After hours of comments and testimony pro & con the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to deny the appeal of the Planning Commission decision that a conditional use permit is not required for the proposed asphalt plant at Hogan Quarry. Supervisors Edson, Oliveira & Kearney voted for the resolution that denied the appeal and Supervisors Wright & Ponte against.
Caltrans District 10 Weekly Road Report Through February 13th
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/08/2016 12:32 PM
Angels Camp, CA...The latest schedule of road repairs and maintenance that will affect your travels in our area and as you travel. Locally crews will be working on Hwys 4, 12, 26, 49, 108 & 120. Below is Caltrans plans for repairs and maintenance on local roads. It shows the route, county and location of the possible repairs.
Felony DUI & Felony Hit & Run Charges For Murphys Woman
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/08/2016 04:32 PM
Murphys, CA...On February 4 at approximately 2:45pm a 79 year old Murphys man was driving his 2002 Ford Ranger on Hwy 4 eastbound west of Ponderosa Way. A 37 year old Murphys woman was driving her 2015 BMW westbound just east of Ponderosa Way. Due to her intoxication she made a series of unsafe turning movements which ultimately caused her vehicle to veer left from the westbound lane..
Presidential Weekly Address: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/06/2016 06:27 PM
Washington, DC...Hi everybody. One of the things that makes America great is our passion for innovation – that spirit of discovery and entrepreneurship that helps us meet any challenge. One of the greatest challenges of our time is climate change. Over the last seven years, we’ve made historic investments in clean energy that helped private sector companies create tens of thousands of good jobs. And today, clean power from the wind or the sun is actually cheaper in many communities than dirtier, conventional power. It’s helped grow our economy and cut our total carbon pollution more than any other country on earth.
Washington, DC...The United States strongly condemns today’s missile launch by the D.P.R.K. -- a flagrant violation of UN Security Council Resolutions related to the D.P.R.K. use of ballistic missile technology. This is the second time in just over a month that the D.P.R.K. has chosen to conduct a major provocation, threatening not only the security of the Korean peninsula, but that of the region and the United States as well. We reaffirm our ironclad commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan. We will continue to work with our partners and members of the UN Security Council on significant measures to hold the D.P.R.K. to account.
Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Regulatory Update
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 10:44 AM
Sacramento, CA...The latest updates on regulations from the RCRC. RCRC members are encouraged to submit comments on regulatory matters to state and federal regulatory bodies, and to provide a copy to RCRC’s Government Affairs staff. Click “Read More” to access information related to the current status of regulations impacting California’s rural counties.
CodeRED Emergency Notification System to be Tested “All-Call” Set for February 2nd
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 11:03 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County’s Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, will be tested Tuesday, February 2nd to validate landline telephone numbers in the database. These landline telephone numbers are primarily received from telephone companies that provide services to Calaveras County. The Caller ID will read “800-791-3749” and the message will say “This is an important message from Calaveras County. Today is Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. We are performing a test of the County’s emergency notification system, CodeRED. Had this been an actual emergency, you would have received important information from Calaveras County officials. Again, this is only a test.”
Iowa The GOP Side Is Cruz, Trump & Rubio...For The Dems Hillary Clings To Slim Lead
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/01/2016 08:02 PM
Des Moines, IA...As the GOP results are in and Ted Cruz takes home the top spot in Iowa with 28%. Trump proves that he is not invincible and came in a soft 24%. Marco Rubio was the clear winner of the biggest mover prize and came in just behind Trump at 23%. Carson was a distant 4th at 9%. The field is starting to shrink as Governor Mike Huckabee announced he is suspending his campaign. On the Democratic Side Hillary is clinging to a slim one percent edge over Bernie Sanders. O'Malley as a non issue and announced he is suspending his campaign. Our initial takeaway is that Trump may have been punished a few percentage points for not playing team ball and attending the last debate.
Now the battle moves to New Hampshire. New Hampshire has not always been kind to Iowa winners but this year seems to
President Obama's Weekly Address: Giving Every Student an Opportunity to Learn Through Computer Science For All
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/30/2016 04:51 AM
Washington, DC...Hi everybody. As I said in my State of the Union address, we live in a time of extraordinary change – change that’s affecting the way we live and the way we work. New technology replaces any job where work can be automated. Workers need more skills to get ahead. These changes aren’t new, and they’re only going to accelerate. So the question we have to ask ourselves is, “How can we make sure everyone has a fair shot at success in this new economy?”
Road Charging Is Potential Long-Term Transportation Funding Solution ~ Op-Ed By Jim Madaffer, Chair of the Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee and California Transportation
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/28/2016 10:59 AM
Sacramento, CA...California drivers are bearing the burden of the state’s transportation funding crisis, with the average driver spending more than $500 a year to repair the wear and tear on their vehicle caused by bad roads. Gas tax revenues currently fund most of the state’s road maintenance and repairs, but gas tax revenues are declining as cars become more fuel efficient and as drivers adopt hybrids and electric vehicles. Caltrans estimates the funding gap to be about $5.7 billion per year for the state highway system alone.