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Posted by Annie in Family Fun, Twain Harte News on November 25, 2015

We’ve had snow on and off again but not any accumulation to speak of.  I have however heard many more police sirens than is usual for Twain Harte.  Well, at least I assume it’s police, could be the ambulance, we hope not.

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Winter fun up the hill from Twain Harte, California

It’s still 37 degrees in Soulsbyville, but the higher you go, the more the temperature drops.  It’s currently 28 degrees F. in Twain Harte right now. Cold enough for the roads to freeze.  Be sure to slow down on these mountain roads, it’s easy enough to hit a patch of ice and spin out of control.  You could end up in tree or worse.

Friday Snowplay will be opening!  I hope all you snowbunnies have fun out there on the tubes. The trip up and back should be a good one. Things can happen. Be sure you are prepared for the weather, you never know when your going to have to wait for a tow truck.  Assuming of course you have cell service with which to call.

You can find many Winter Driving Emergency Survival Tips here. Be safe!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Grand Jury off to rocky start

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Posted by Annie in Opinion, Political, Tuolumne County, Twain Harte News on August 30, 2013

Hm… I was at the grocery store and ran into a couple of co-grand jury members. Apparently, I’m not the only one who feels that something is up with the Tuolumne County Grand Jury.

  1. This is the first year that Judge Donald Segerstrom oversees the jury. (Nothing wrong with that.)
  2. The judge hand picks the foreman, who just happens to be about the judges age, and guess what? He used to be a prosecutor some where in the bay.
  3. The first day we go in and have a seat. He already has rules posted on the wall. (This should have been my first clue.)
  4. Up until I left, they had gone through 5 jury members and I know for a fact at least two other left since I did. The lady I spoke with today at the store, said they were leaving in droves.

The jury foreman is a heavy handed, old-fashioned tyrant.  I don’t think this is by accident.  I think he has an agenda, but I can’t prove it.

He thought I should leave because I don’t ride with other people.  He acted like it was a big deal.  It’s none of his business. He said it would cost the county too much money.  I could have stayed and fought, but it just wasn’t worth it to me.  He wanted me to leave, I gave him what he wanted.  There were other issues as well. Like the fact that I didn’t sit at the table with everyone.

Stupid petty stuff that doesn’t matter to anyone.  Except him.  He’s definitely set in his ways.

What it really came down to is that as a grand jury member I was bound by secrecy.  I’m not so good with secrets.  As far as I’m concerns secrets are made to be told.  I have kept a couple of secrets in my life but that’s about it.

I believe they had already gone through each of the standby jurors.  They will be looking for more.  What they need is a new foreman.

It will be interesting to see what they come up with in their report. Assuming, of course, that the grand jury isn’t disbanded like the grand jury in El Dorado County earlier this year.

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Rim Fire: No News?

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Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News on August 27, 2013

The smoke is so thick you can cut it will a knife.  Makes it hard to breath and literally to catch a breath.  If you don’t have air conditioning and you can’t get out of the smoke, wet a rag and tie it around your face, it will allow you to breath without getting the ash particles in your lungs.  Drink lots of water.

Rim Fire

Rim Fire

Reports are that 179,000 have burned, I’m still waiting for the news sites online to catch up.  It’s so frustrating that the search engines are filtering out information about the fire.  In fact, channel 10 reported they are having trouble getting access.  Just our transparent government at work again.

I live right here and I’m having trouble getting news on the Rim Fire.  They have called in the feds and FEMA is at the helm, so you can be sure to get less news, not more.  Why don’t they have regular updates on channel 8?  After all this is community news.  My Motherlode is doing an admirable job of trying to keep people informed but depending on the writer, you have to read between the lines.  One of their writers had me so upset after read one story, I was scared stiff.  It’s important to consider the source and I take everything I read at My Motherlode with a grain of salt.

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