Property Rights & Abuse Concerns about Chapter 8.06 Proposed Rewrite Tuesday ~ By Colleen Platt

Property Rights & Abuse Concerns about Chapter 8.06 Proposed Rewrite Tuesday ~ By Colleen Platt

San Andreas, CA…Dear Calaveras County Board of Supervisors, Please seriously consider & question the proposed rewrite of county code Chapter 8.06 ‘Property Maintenance & Code Enforcement’, to be heard at your Board Meeting Tuesday. It sets off too many red flags. The public is legitimately upset & fearful about the expanded code enforcement powers, possibility […]

On the Officer Involved Shooting of John James Corrigan ~ By Katie Greer

On the Officer Involved Shooting of John James Corrigan ~ By Katie Greer

Mountain Ranch, CA…This is regarding the officer involved shooting in Calaveras county on 7/5/18. I would like to share facts that the Sheriff’s department left out of their statement and clear up some FALSE information they publicized to everyone: First I would like to publicly apologize to the officers involved for the position John put […]

Statement on Supervisor Mills Response to Recall Efforts By David “DK” Sweet, Committee to Recall Dennis Mills.

Statement on Supervisor Mills Response to Recall Efforts By David “DK” Sweet, Committee to Recall Dennis Mills.

Angels Camp, CA…I’ll admit being concerned what will happen when Dennis Mills’ family, close friends, and ardent supporters discover he’s a pathological liar. There are so many lies in Mr. Mills’ statement it’s hard to know where to start. Let’s try the hilarious “Big Pot” accusation. If you watched the day-to-day evolution of this successful […]

An Endorsement of Pat Garrahan for Sheriff ~ John MacWillie, PhD

An Endorsement of Pat Garrahan for Sheriff ~ John MacWillie, PhD

Murphys, CA…It is the obligation of every government to provide for the public safety and security of its citizens. For local jurisdictions this responsibility includes the provision of law enforcement, fire protection, and health care. In many localities, such as Calaveras County, the only direct input the public has in how these services are delivered […]

California Needs Action on Flood Insurance Reforms ~ By Steve Ellis

California Needs Action on Flood Insurance Reforms  ~ By Steve Ellis

La Grange, CA…The record-breaking floodwaters that recently soaked Tuolumne County should serve as the latest warning that unless Congress reforms and renews the nation’s debt-ridden flood insurance program, more than 238,900 residents across California may be unable to rebuild after the next storm strikes. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which provides flood coverage to […]

Dear California Students, Parents & Faculty ~ Letter to the Editor by Dave & Melissa Wagner

Dear California Students, Parents & Faculty  ~ Letter to the Editor by Dave & Melissa Wagner

Arnold, CA…Your Governor has advertised to every mass shooter out there that California schools are now a soft target that will offer no armed resistance to a shooter going for a high body count. He has “outlawed” the right of licensed carry and responsible defensive firearm possession on school campuses (Penal Code 626.9-11). That means […]

Is The Cannabis Ban Kind? ~ Al Segalla

Is The Cannabis Ban Kind? ~ Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA…Recently the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution supporting Kindness Week. This is a good thing. However, at a previous meeting, they passed a ban on commercial cannabis farming. Also, they stopped the proposal to let the public express their opinion. To me, although I don’t like cannabis, it seems that threatening […]

The Question Democrats Fear Most. ~ Op-Ed by Rep. Tom McClintock CA-04

The Question Democrats Fear Most. ~ Op-Ed by Rep. Tom McClintock  CA-04

Roseville, CA…As the tax reform bill entered its final consideration in December, one congressional Democrat confided to a colleague that the reason they so vehemently opposed it was that they were afraid it would work. With the bill now signed into law over unanimous Democratic opposition, every American family is about to find out. According […]

Is Cannabis Evil? ~ By Al Segalla

Is Cannabis Evil? ~ By Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA…If it is, then a ban seems to make sense, even if we would violate the Constitution with its protection of the individual rights to Life, Liberty and Property. On the other hand, considering our experience with the ban on alcohol, whereby it was discovered that booze was not evil or bad, but could […]

Preserving the Beauty and Ecology of our Land and Water from Marijuana Cultivation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Foothills ~ Supervisor Dennis Mills

Preserving the Beauty and Ecology of our Land and Water from Marijuana Cultivation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Foothills ~ Supervisor Dennis Mills

San Andreas, CA…If you were following the Calaveras Supervisors meeting yesterday you no doubt heard the presentation of a study from District 4 Supervisor Dennis Mills. The following is a summary from the website silentpoison.com …”This research study was created with the input of dedicated public servants and the public itself. It is not new […]

Regarding the Threatened Teachers Strike ~ Opinion, By Al Segalla

Regarding the Threatened Teachers Strike ~ Opinion, By Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA…Regarding the threatened teachers strike. Sometimes we forget that threatening harm, such as a strike, is a form of extortion which is defined as: “The obtaining of property from another induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.” In this case, the victim seems […]

Hard Facts & Truths about Commercial Marijuana ~ By Gary Stevens

Hard Facts & Truths about Commercial Marijuana ~ By Gary Stevens

Both Sides of the Argument: I have been listening to the arguments made by the people supporting commercial marijuana industry and to those opposed in Calaveras County.  Those in favor of commercial marijuana cultivation argue that the ban will fail because there is no money to fund a ban, and the industry should be regulated. Only […]

Time For UN to Draw a Red Line Around North Korea? ~ By John Hamilton

Time For UN to Draw a Red Line Around North Korea?  ~ By John Hamilton

Pyongyang, North Korea….Now that North Korea has successfully tested a Hydrogen Bomb is it time to draw a meaningful “Red Line” around the entire country? With shooting a missile over Japan last week and with this week’s H-Bomb test the window for the international community to act short of military options may be closing. Since […]

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