United States Condemns Terrorist Attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2016 10:20 AM
Washington, DC...The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and our hopes for a quick recovery for the wounded. We will remain in close touch with Turkish authorities throughout the investigation.
Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/29/2016 12:00 PM
Ottawa, Canada....Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society. The Paris Agreement was a turning point for our planet, representing unprecedented accord on the urgent need to take action to combat climate change through innovation and deployment of low-carbon solutions. North America has the capacity, resources and the moral imperative to show strong leadership building on the Paris Agreement and promoting its early entry into force. We recognize that our highly integrated economies and energy systems afford a tremendous opportunity to harness growth in our continuing transition to a clean energy economy. Our actions to align climate and energy policies will protect human health and help level the playing field for our businesses, households, and workers. In recognition of our close ties and shared vision, we commit today to an ambitious and enduring North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership that sets us firmly on the path to a more sustainable future.
Sacramento, CA...Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a balanced, on-time state budget that doubles California's Rainy Day Fund, pays down debt, increases school funding and boosts programs to combat poverty and homelessness. "This solid budget makes responsible investments in California and sets aside billions of dollars to prepare for the next recession," said Governor Brown.
Full Agenda Enclosed For Today's Board of Supervisors Meeting! Live Webcast Starts At 9am
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/28/2016 08:55 AM
San Andreas, CA..Some of the Agenda items are: Adopt a Proclamation recognizing and honoring Barbara Elben, Victim/Witness Program Coordinator, for twenty-one years of service in the District Attorney's Office. Receive a Report from the Board Chair, Department Heads, CalOES and FEMA Update on Butte Fire Recovery. Adopt a Resolution approving Fiscal Year 2016-17 Recommended Budget for the County of Calaveras. Adopt a Resolution denying the appeal made by Nove Plaza LLC and upholding the Planning Commission action to deny Zoning Amendment 2016-009. These items are much more are on a packed meeting agenda enclosed...
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The Board Adopted a Proclamation recognizing and honoring Barbara Elben, Victim/Witness Program Coordinator, for twenty-one years of service in the District Attorney's Office. to open the meeting...
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2015 Update of the Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP), which is one of the central water resources planning documents for large water agencies in the state. To view the updated plan and appendices, click here.
Supreme Court Terminates Texas Abortion Access Law ~ Opinion Of Court By Justice Breyer
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2016 07:49 AM
Washington, DC...In Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, 505 U. S. 833, 878 (1992), a plurality of the Court concluded that there “exists” an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to decide to have an abortion, and consequently a provision of law is constitutionally invalid, if the “purpose or effect” of the provision “is to place a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion before the fetus attains viability.” (Emphasis added.) The plurality added that “[unnecessary health regulations that have the purpose or effect of presenting a substantial obstacle to a woman seeking an abortion impose an undue burden on the right.” Ibid .
President Obama's Weekly Address : Designating Stonewall National Monument
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/25/2016 11:11 AM
Washington, DC...Hi everybody. The story of America is a story of progress. It’s written by ordinary people who put their shoulders to the wheel of history to make sure that the promise of our founding applies not just to some of us – but to all of us. Farmers and blacksmiths who chose revolution over tyranny. Immigrants who crossed oceans and the Rio Grande. Women who reached for the ballot, and scientists who shot for the moon. The preachers, and porters, and seamstresses who guided us toward the mountaintop of freedom.
Calaveras Public Health Issues Heat Advisory To Residents
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2016 10:00 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County Public Health Services has issued a heat advisory for the County. We urge the public to act now to prevent heat-related illness. Temperatures of 100 degrees or more are expected over the next several days. Dr. Kelaita, County Health Officer, stated, "Taking action now can prevent the possibility of heat-related illness. Some health conditions such as obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn and drug/alcohol use can make it harder for the body to stay cool in hot weather" Additional information is below...
Forest Service Survey Finds Record 66 Million Dead Trees in Southern Sierra Nevada
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/22/2016 02:02 PM
Vallejo, CA...The U.S. Forest Service today announced that it has identified an additional 26 million trees dead in California since October 2015. These trees are located in six counties across 760,000 acres in the southern Sierra Nevada region of the state, and are in addition to the 40 million trees that died statewide from 2010 to October 2015, bringing the total to at least 66 million dead trees. Four consecutive years of severe drought in California, a dramatic rise in bark beetle infestation and warmer temperatures are leading to historic levels of tree die-off.
Hogan Asphalt Plant Moving To Carson Hill ~ By Supervisors Steve Kearney & Cliff Edson
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2016 08:08 AM
Valley Springs & Angels Camp, CA...Over the weekend much was said on social media regarding the removal of the stored asphalt plant at the Hogan Quarry. At this time we are able to share the evolution of this project. The issues regarding the Asphalt Plant are complex and confusing. As county supervisors we have not been able to comment publicly up to this point or correct the misinformation being exchanged on social media and in the community for reasons related to county liability as well as possible legal issues.