San Andreas, CA - Calaveras County Sheriff's Deputies arrest an AB109 Offender admittedly on Methamphetamine.
The Deputies were dispatched to the parking lot of Mark Twain Hospital on Friday, June 1st, for a report of a verbal altercation. Upon speaking with Jessica Renee Reyes, 25 of San Andreas it was determined that she was under the influence of a controlled substance. Reyes admitted she was on methamphetamine.
Reyes also had an active felony warrant for her arrest in Yolo County for failing to abide by the terms of her AB109 release from state prison.
According to Calaveras County Sgt. Chris Hewitt, Reyes was arrested and booked into the Calaveras County Jail on the charge of 3455 PC: Revocation of Command Supervision.
Columbia, CA - On June 30th Columbia College will host an international group from the World Forum Foundation. The organization is devoted to facilitating international dialog on the delivery of quality services for early childhood education in diverse settings.
Columbia will host twenty-five participants from the World Forum Foundation, who are part of the Global Collaborative OnDesign for Children.
Columbia Spokesperson Coni Chavez says, "Columbia College is honored to be chosen as a showcase for the international effort."
Up to twenty-five participants from several different countries on four continents will come together to attend a three day conference in the Bay Area. They will then tour the Columbia College Child Care and Family Services Center and then continue their day in Yosemite National Park.
The newly formed Global Collaborative OnDesign for Children focuses on sharing best practices in creating positive learning spaces for young children around the world. For more information visit worldforumfoundation.org
Copperopolis, CA -- There is a traffic accident to be aware of on O'Byrnes Ferry Road.
A vehicle has driven off the road near the intersection of Conner Estates Drive. Minor injuries have been reported, so travel with caution in the area. An ambulance is responding to the scene.
To view a map of the area, click here.
Cool and breezy conditions will continue in the Sierra Nevada through Tuesday evening.
According to the National Weather Service the maximum temperatures will run some fifteen to twenty degrees below normal for early June.
Lingering clouds are likely in the Sierra, but no rain is expected.
Temperatures will drop well below freezing above 6000 through 7000 feet.
A warming trend will begin on Wednesday with much lighter winds and mainly clear skies.
For the latest road conditions, click http://www.mymotherlode.com/traffic
Sonora, CA -- Because of the weather, motorists will need to avoid Highway 108 Sonora Pass and Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass.
Caltrans announces that Sonora Pass will close at Kennedy Meadows beginning at 3pm, and Ebbetts Pass will close at the Mt. Reba turnoff at 2:30pm. It is due to an incoming wet weather system and projected high winds.
Caltrans tentatively hopes to have both passes reopened by mid-morning on Tuesday. Click here for the latest information from the National Weather Service.
Sonora, CA -- A new report looks at party affiliation at the county and state level leading into Tuesday's primary election.
During the June primary election of 2008, 43.7% of California voters were registered Democratic, 32.2% were Republican, and 19.4% declined to state a party preference. Heading into this year's primary, the number of Republicans has dropped, and no-party preference is on the rise. 43.9 of Californian's are now registered Democratic, 30.2% are Republican, and 21.3% decline to state a party preference.
It is a polar opposite locally, as political affiliation in the Mother Lode leans to the conservative side.
The report from the Secretary of State's Office shows that Tuolumne County currently has 31,287 registered voters. 42.5% are Republican, 32.4% Democratic and 19% decline to state.
Calaveras County has 28,050 registered voters. 42.8% are Republican, 31.3% are Democratic and 18.4% give no party preference.
A reminder that Election Night coverage can be heard Tuesday night on AM 1450 KVML beginning after the polls close at 8pm. Twice hourly updates will also be aired on Star 92.7 and 93.5 KKBN. The latest election results will be updated throughout the night on myMotherLode.com. Click here to view the election section.
Bear Valley, CA -- A woman was hurt in a rollover accident on Highway 4 this past weekend.
It was just east of Bear Valley. The CHP reports that 20 year old Megan Cavanaugh of Reno was driving a 2005 Toyota eastbound at 55 miles an hour, when she drifted off the right shoulder, and overcorrected. The vehicle crossed both traffic lanes and rolled over.
Cavanaugh was airlifted to a hospital in Nevada to treat what were described as moderate injuries.
The accident happened Saturday at 10:35am.
Copperopolis, CA -- There was one notable vegetation fire over the weekend.
It started Sunday afternoon at 12:50pm. CAL Fire reports that seven acres burned on Riata Way. No homes were damaged and the cause is under investigation. Fire agencies responded from across the area.
To view a map of the area, click here.
President Obama was Monday's KVML "Newsmaker of the Day". Here are his words:
"Today I'm at one of Honeywell's manufacturing facilities in Golden Valley, Minnesota, where I just announced a step that will make it easier for companies to hire returning service members who have the skills our country needs right now. It's another part of our effort to make sure that no American who fights for this country abroad has to fight for a job when they come home. That's why businesses like Honeywell are answering our challenge to hire 100,000 post-9/11 veterans and their spouses by the end of next year. That's why I've directed the government to hire over 200,000 veterans so far - because our economy needs their tremendous talent, and because millions of Americans are still looking for a job.
Right now, this country is still fighting our way back from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The economy is growing again, but it's not growing fast enough. Our businesses have created almost 4.3 million new jobs over the last twenty-seven months, but as we learned in this week's jobs report, we're not creating them fast enough. And just like last year at this time, our economy faces some serious headwinds. Gas prices are starting to come down again, but when they spiked over the last few months, it hit people's wallets pretty hard. The crisis in Europe's economy has cast a shadow on our own. And all of this makes it even more challenging to fully recover and lay the foundation for an economy that's built to last.
But from the moment we first took action to prevent another depression, we knew the road to recovery wouldn't be easy. We knew it would take time, that there would be ups and downs along the way. But we also knew that if we were willing to act wisely, and boldly, and together; if we were willing to keep at it, and never quit, we would come back stronger.
Nothing has shaken my faith in that belief. We will come back stronger. We do have better days ahead. And that's because of you. I would place my bet on American workers and American businesses any day of the week. You're the reason our auto industry has come roaring back. You're the reason manufacturing is hiring at its fastest pace since the 1990s. You work hard. You play by the rules. And what you deserve are leaders who will do the same; who will do whatever it takes to fight for the middle-class and grow this economy faster. Because while we can't fully control everything that happens in other parts of the world, there are plenty of things we can control here at home. There are plenty of steps we can take right now to help create jobs and grow this economy.
I sent Congress a jobs bill last September full of the kinds of bipartisan ideas that would have put our fellow Americans back to work and helped reinforce our economy against those outside shocks. I sent them a plan that would have reduced the deficit by $4 trillion in a way that's balanced - that pays for the job-creating investments we need by cutting unnecessary spending and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more in taxes.
Since then, Congress has only passed a few parts of that jobs bill, like a tax cut that's allowing working Americans to keep more of your paycheck every week. That was important. But Congress hasn't acted on enough of the other ideas in that bill that would make a difference and help create jobs right now. And there's no excuse for that. Not when so many people are looking for work. Not when so many people are struggling to pay the bills.
So my message to Congress is, get to work.
Right now, Congress should pass a bill to help states prevent more layoffs, so we can put thousands of teachers and firefighters and police officers back on the job. Congress should have passed a bill a long time ago to put thousands of construction workers back on the job rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our runways. Instead of just talking a good game about job creators, Congress should give small business owners a tax break for hiring more workers and paying them higher wages. Let's get that done.
Right now, Congress should give every responsible homeowner the opportunity to save an average of $3,000 a year by refinancing their mortgage. Next week, there's a vote in Congress on a bill that would give working women the tools they need to demand equal pay for equal work. Ensuring paycheck fairness for women should be a no brainer. And they need to pass that bill.
Right now, Congress also needs to extend the tax credits for clean energy manufacturers that are set to expire at the end of the year - so that we don't walk away from 40,000 good jobs. And it's long past time for Congress to end the tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, and use that money to cover moving expenses for companies that are bringing jobs back to America.
It's not lost on anyone, least of all me, that this is an election year. But we've got responsibilities that are bigger than an election. We've got responsibilities to you. With so many people struggling to get by, now is not the time to play politics. Now is not the time for Congress to sit on its hands. The American people expect their leaders to work hard, no matter what year it is. That's what I intend to do. And I expect Democrats and Republicans to join me."
The "Newsmaker of the Day" is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.