68 Year Old Modesto Man Perished in Motorcycle vs Big Rig Collision on Hwy 120

68 Year Old Modesto Man Perished in Motorcycle vs Big Rig Collision on Hwy 120

Jamestown, CA…On September 5, 2020, at approximately 11:50AM a 68-year-old male from Modesto, CA stopped his 1999 Harley Davidson Motorcycle on the north shoulder of eastbound State Route 120, west of Green Springs Road to assist a disabled motorcycle. After assisting the disabled motorcycle, the rider started his motorcycle and entered the eastbound lanes of […]

Heat & Fire Weather Are In Our Future

Heat & Fire Weather Are In Our Future

Arnold, CA…Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls…The National Weather Service says it will be excessively hot and the fire risk will be high for the next few days. One great things about our area is that if you don’t like the weather where you are in 30 minutes or so up or down the hill you […]

Please Use Care Around Chipmunks & Squirrels in the High Country

Please Use Care Around Chipmunks & Squirrels in the High Country

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…Parking areas at the Tallac Historic Site, Kiva Beach/Picnic area and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center reopened yesterday at 7am. The parking areas at the Tallac Historic Site, Kiva Beach/Picnic area and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center were temporarily closed to allow for treatment to mitigate fleas in the area, which have tested […]

Excessive Heat Warnings for Labor Day Weekend. Recreating may Feel Laborious!

Excessive Heat Warnings for Labor Day Weekend.  Recreating may Feel Laborious!

Arnold, CA…Dangerously hot conditions with afternoon highs 100 to 110 for the Valley, 95 to 105 for the foothills, and 75 to 100 for the mountains. Overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s to around 80 for Valley and foothills. The full heat watch warning is below… Excessive Heat Watch URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE […]

CHP Helicopter Rescues Hiker Near Bear Lake

CHP Helicopter Rescues Hiker Near Bear Lake

Pinecrest, CA…Yesterday morning a hiker was suffering from significant medical complications near Bear Lake in Tuolumne County. He activated a SPOT Device (GPS location beacon) alerting Search and Rescue of his need for assistance. CHP Helicopter (H-20) quickly located the hiker, landing nearby. Paramedic Hallam began treating the hiker and loaded him into H-20, before […]

MOC Fire Incident Entering Final Stages of Containment

MOC Fire Incident Entering Final Stages of Containment

Groveland, CA…All Mandatory Evacuation Orders & Fire Advisements for the communities impacted by the MOC Fire have been lifted. The agencies involved in helping to mitigate this fire have effectively entered the final stages of containment and mop up. The personnel and cooperating agencies assisting the CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit have begun transitioning out. CAL […]

Georgia Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges After Assault

Georgia Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges After Assault

Sonora, CA…Just before 1:00 am this morning, we received a 911 call from the female victim stating she was just assaulted. Within minutes, officers arrived on scene to the hotel located on the 400 block of Stockton Road. During the investigation, officers learned that 50-year-old Jeffrey K. Howard of Covington, Georgia, was responsible for several […]

Alert Neighbor Thwarts Burglary in Progress. Two Arrested on Burglary & Drug Charges

Alert Neighbor Thwarts Burglary in Progress.  Two Arrested on Burglary & Drug Charges

Sonora, CA…Yesterday morning just before 6 am, a caller reported her apartment in Sonora was being broken into. The caller was not home but was messaged by a neighbor witnessing the crime. Deputies were on scene within minutes and could see flashlights moving from within the apartment. As a man, later identified as 28-year-old Mickey […]

MOC Fire Reaches 50% Containment & All Road Closures to be Lifted Wednesday at 6pm

MOC Fire Reaches 50% Containment & All Road Closures to be Lifted Wednesday at 6pm

Groveland, CA…Continued threat to approximately 1,500 residences. Threat to critical power and water distribution infrastructure for the City of San Francisco, PG&E and Moccasin Fish Hatchery. The Moc Fire is approximately 2,800 acres with 50% containment. All Evacuation Orders have been lifted as of August 25, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. Beginning Wednesday, August 26, 2020 […]

Evacuation Orders to Be Lifted on the MOC Fire

Evacuation Orders to Be Lifted on the MOC Fire

Groveland, CA…All areas currently under Evacuation Orders will be open to residents for repopulation beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. The following road closures will remain in effect, however; they will be open to residents with identification. Highway 49 from 120 to Black Creek. Priest Coulterville Road, from Highway 120 to J132/Greeley Hill […]

Jack Ass Creek Drainage Continues as Trouble Spot for MOC Fire Crews

Jack Ass Creek Drainage Continues as Trouble Spot for MOC Fire Crews

Groveland, CA…Crews continue to secure the fire line along the north and southwest sides of the incident. The fire activity in the Jack Ass Creek drainage continues to be a point of concern for suppression personnel. Suppression efforts in this area of the fire will continue through the evening. The approaching weather front is projected […]

MOC Fire: August 22nd Evening Conditions Update

MOC Fire: August 22nd Evening Conditions Update

Groveland, CA…CAL FIRE crews continue to aggressively battle the MOC fire with a primary emphasis on the life safety of civilians and firefighters. Crews have been working tirelessly to start gaining containment on the fire while also preventing the forward spread. Over the past 24 hours we have had numerous additional resources arrive on the […]

Firefighters Keep Holding the MocFire at Bay, 2,800 Acres, No Structures Lost

Firefighters Keep Holding the MocFire at Bay, 2,800 Acres, No Structures Lost

Groveland, CA…Continued threat to approximately 1,500 residences. Threat to critical power and water distribution infrastructure for the City of San Francisco, PG&E and Moccasin Fish Hatchery. The latest update is below as well as a link to the latest heat map. Hot spots dropping… MOC FIRE INCIDENT UPDATE Date: 8/22/20 Time: 7:30 a.m. INCIDENT FACTS […]

Favorable Conditions Helped Firefighters Hold MocFire at Bay. 2,800 Acres, 0% Containment, 470 Personal

Favorable Conditions Helped Firefighters Hold MocFire at Bay.  2,800 Acres, 0% Containment, 470 Personal

Groveland, CA…The weather was favorable for firefighters today.  The fire had no major changes.   Current Situation: Continued threat to approximately 1,500 residences. Threat to critical power and water distribution infrastructure for the City of San Francisco, PG&E and Moccasin Fish Hatchery. Evacuations: UPDATE 7:00 PM If you need or have non-emergency Moc Fire information, please […]

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