Tree mortality update from Supervisor Michael Oliveira
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2016 09:10 AM
Sacramento, CA...I have just returned from the most recent Governor’s Tree Mortality Committee meeting in Sacramento and wanted to take a moment to update you with new developments and information. The most recent Ariel Survey of tree mortality was performed on 5/19/16 and is reporting that there are approximately 693,000 dead trees in Calaveras County, and an additional 7.2 Million dead trees in the Sequoia National Forest. There is approximately 37 Million dollars allocated to the USFS for tree removal and has been funded for startup costs for crews working high hazard Counties. In the event of a major wild fire these funds could be diverted if the need arises.
President Obama Comments On Attacks On Police Officers In Baton Rouge
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/17/2016 03:43 PM
Washington, DC...I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge. For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault. These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop.
Heretofore Classified 9/11 Documents Release Brings Back Memories Of Marshall Case
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/16/2016 10:20 AM
Washington, DC....The much discussed "28 pages" that have been released cover the speculation that the Saudi Government knew more about the 9/11 attacks than was publicly known. In an odd local angle this brings the tragic Marshall case back up all over again. We spoke with the editor (he reached out to us) of Phillip Marshall's books for almost two hours shortly after the horrific double murder suicide.
Washington, DC...On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded. I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.
Calaveras County Public Access TV Studio PATV Schedule Through July 21st
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/15/2016 11:27 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras Community TV is located in San Andreas, CA. We are a non-profit organization which helps facilitate the local studio and air original community programming to your home. The goals for PEG Access Television are to promote free speech, foster diverse points of view, encourage communications, create opportunities, encourage artistic expression, expand educational access, and promote participatory democracy in order to strengthen the spirit of the communities and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors.
Weekly Address: Standing Together to Stop the Violence
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/09/2016 09:39 AM
Washington, DC...Although I didn’t know the five police officers who were killed, or the seven who were wounded in Dallas this week – I knew them. They were the folks I grew up with: The boy with the most courage and the most compassion; the man with a brave heart and a generous soul, whose words were always encouraging; the son who made his mother proud every time he turned and smiled at her; and the friend who you could always count on. Being a cop wasn’t just what they did. It was who they were—like every officer who joined for essentially the same reason. There was something about them that made them think they could help, that they should serve, that they had a duty.
President Obama on Deadly Attacks on Law Enforcement in Dallas, Texas
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/08/2016 07:08 AM
Warsaw, Poland...With your understanding, I want to begin with a few words about the situation back in the United States, specifically the situation in Dallas, Texas. My team has been keeping me updated throughout the morning of the evening in Dallas. I spoke this morning with Mayor Rawlings of Dallas to convey the deepest condolences of the American people. I told him that the federal government will provide whatever assistance Dallas may need as it deals with this tremendous tragedy.
San Andreas, CA...District One supervisor candidates for the run off election in November were guests on local Public Access Television (PATV) Taxpayer Alert! The two 30 minute programs feature Supervisor Cliff Edson and former Supervisor Gary Tofanelli. The primary election votes were very close. Edson previously won the seat from Tofanelli in a 2012 election. Both are successful businessmen and neither attacked the other in the interviews, but focused on what they would do if elected.
Sacramento, CA...Caltrans has officially launched California’s new pay-by-mile Road Charge Pilot Program, where selected volunteer participants will help the state gain insight into an innovative way to finance California’s transportation infrastructure. This pilot will be an opportunity to study road charge alternatives to the gas tax and will provide the Legislature with the data needed to better determine whether a road charge funding concept is viable for California. No actual money will be exchanged during the pilot.