Calaveras chronicles #16. Interesting story on yesterdays sacramento TV news. A story about a smaller forest fire that just happened in Calaveras county. 200 acres or so, small by Cali standards. Almost anywhere in the county below 4000' elevation if 200 acres burns it is likely someones pot farm got fried . The density of farms is that high. The TV story talked about firefighters and access and people problems with the new farms. The camera crew showed a picture of good sized grow maybe 50 feet from the fire station at the center of the fire area, right in the open, mandatory shitty looking fabric fence to conceal the operation? The boldness( or rudeness) of many farmers is mind boggling.
The very next news story is how many residents are fed up with the large number of big unregistered grows and are putting up roadside signs spotlighting locations and posting the sheriffs phone number . The large number of registered grows already is a lot but add in more big unregistered grows and it makes the legal guys look even worse. I think the legal registered farmers need to start self-policing their less scrupulous neighbors. The cops can't do it all.
When Calaveras county makes the TV news it is usually for one of three reasons. Wildfires, weed or serial killers. Yesterday had 2 out of three. The serial killer stories are usually only every 20 years or so.......but it has been awhile.
The period of maximum weirdness starts soon, Rippers, trimmigrants, lots of people needing a shower