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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/11/2014 02:45 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/11/2014 08:28 PM
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The New Calaveras County Jail and Sheriff's Offices Dedication

San Andreas, CA..We will have a full story and video to follow but below are the raw photos from this morning. There were dignitaries upon dignitaries and even the Measure J backers were honored for their work in getting the funding mechanisms passed. There are still a few duplicates that need to be eliminated etc. but many of you who attended or could not make it might like a quick look. It is a very impressive facility....


Click Above For Over 200 Photos





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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-11 14:52:20   By: Anonymous
 
How sad and telling that the newest, most expensive and modern buildings in this little county were constructed as a result of our failed justice system. Think what else that money could have built or done for the county.

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    Posted on: 2014-04-11 15:01:00   By: Anonymous
      Edited By: thepinetree
    On: 2014-04-11 16:07:02
    Too Personal

    I just wonder if the jailers will put *bleep*x in a cell when he's brought in for DUI!

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      Posted on: 2014-04-11 19:03:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Hope so

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    Posted on: 2014-04-11 19:40:10   By: Anonymous
     
    I agree.It gives me the chills to see that photo of the inside.
    I didn't know we would ever have the need for this large facility when we moved here 27 years ago.
    Maybe tours by the youth of the county will help stop those who may have misdeeds on their minds.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-11 15:01:10   By: Anonymous
 
It is hard to believe that we spend this kind of money to house people that make it a" profession" to get a room in this place, not to mention the health care, and other perks! No wonder criminals don't mind spending part or a good part of their life locked up, all they have to do is wait for the place to get overcrowded, and they are let go till the vacancy sign gets lit again. How many of you know people that go in and out of jail, we pay for them, they steal us blind, and on and on it goes!

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    Posted on: 2014-04-11 15:22:29   By: Anonymous
     
    3 generations of some local families are in this revolving door.

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      Posted on: 2014-04-11 15:49:25   By: Anonymous
       
      nice gym though...

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        Re: Gym
        Posted on: 2014-04-11 17:20:13   By: Anonymous
         
        The gym equipment was paid for by the Deputy's Association and they pay a fee to use it.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-11 15:13:00   By: Anonymous
 
As the old saying goes"you build it they will come," , fill er up!

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    Posted on: 2014-04-11 18:10:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Ya got that right, pilgrim!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-11 17:26:22   By: Anonymous
 
And they cant staff it so half of it will remain empty.

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    Posted on: 2014-04-11 18:38:14   By: Anonymous
     
    Does anyone know how much this new Tweaker Hotel cost us taxpayers?

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      Posted on: 2014-04-11 19:16:27   By: Anonymous
       
      No, but I was wondering how much a month they were charging for a room?

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        Posted on: 2014-04-11 19:44:17   By: Anonymous
         
        It is a pretty sad world when all you people can seem to do is bitch and complain about everything, you must hate yourself, what a sad life you live.

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          Posted on: 2014-04-11 20:50:42   By: Anonymous
           
          Nice place to go on vacation.

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          Posted on: 2014-04-11 21:20:36   By: Anonymous
           
          Gloop??

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2014-04-12 06:49:02   By: Anonymous
             
            Do you Gulp ?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-11 20:54:37   By: Anonymous
 
Having trouble booking a room on Priceline.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-11 20:56:45   By: Anonymous
 
Sign me up for 3 hots and a cot

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    Posted on: 2014-04-11 21:18:39   By: Anonymous
     
    ...some of the cells have Bidet's.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-12 12:42:10   By: Anonymous
 
Off track, I was wondering how come Pine Tree took down the comments pertaining to "Why Kuntz is running for Sheriff".. Delete the comments that are too rude but why all??? Just think its funny that if anything negative is said about Kuntz, even if it is done with class is taken down... Is it just me???

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    Posted on: 2014-04-12 19:43:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Nope not just you.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-04-12 21:23:22   By: Anonymous
 
I'm so thankful that they finally built a decent, clean up to date, 5star hotel for all of the people that take drugs, rob us blind, beat their kids and spouses, drink and kill innocent families, the list is too long, hopefully that will suffice as being positive, since telling the truth is too much for some to handle!

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    Posted on: 2014-04-13 09:43:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Sheriff Kuntz continues to be an embarassment to this county, he mumbled and stumbled through his entire speach. Duh, duh, duh. The picture of Kuntz and Amador County Sheriff Ryan shows a professional, educated, self-confident man, Ryan, standing next to a dumpy, sloppy, high school educated knucklehead, Kuntz.
    We need to improve our image, between our Sheriff and the majority of our BOS, Calaveras County is a joke! Think about your vote this upcoming election, we need a complete make-over!!!!!!!!!


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      Posted on: 2014-04-13 09:57:57   By: Anonymous
       
      How uninformed you are. You can thank previous sheriff Downum for pushing these new buildings through, not the current administration. So, if your upset about how money is being spent, voting garrahan in, downums poster boy, will put us back to where we were 5 yrs ago. If you read you would see that kuntz is saving money by not buying new cars and not promoting for needless positions but instead putting more deputies on the streets. Kuntz didn't want this new jail any more than we did.

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        Posted on: 2014-04-15 01:24:20   By: Anonymous
         
        It is a flat out lie that Garrahan is Downums poster boy. I can't stand Downum, but Garrahan is a solid guy!

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      Posted on: 2014-04-13 10:03:13   By: Anonymous
       
      This is a special shout-out to Captain Eddie Ballard, who for the last 3 1/2 years has been exposed to bullying, humiliation, and threats from Kuntz. Captain Ballard has gone unrecognized for his efforts in building this jail, all because he ran against Kuntz in the last election. Captain Ballard single handedly oversaw the entire construction of the new jail, but because of his expertise and knowledge was intentionally left out of the limelight because of Kuntz's insecurities and hatred for Ballard. Thank you Capt. Ballard for all your hard work on this project. You are a asset to the Sheriff's Dept. and are appreciated and admired by many people.

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        Posted on: 2014-04-13 17:31:43   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank you for telling it how it is

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2014-04-13 19:31:23   By: Anonymous
         
        so now we know who to thank for all the cost overruns. Thanks Eddie.

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          Posted on: 2014-04-13 21:46:56   By: Anonymous
           
          Maybe that comment should be reserved for Sheriff Kuntz, he's the one with the wet bar in his office.

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            Posted on: 2014-04-13 22:14:03   By: Anonymous
             
            for the person who is now trying to say it was Ballard who we need to thank for the jail and budget... being undersaff??? you need to look no further than Kuntz.. He was constantly changing things.. petty things.. deadlines not being met due to his insecurities.. its a joke.. everyone in that dept knows it.. Kuntz makes personal positions for "pretty" little women that he likes... his own personal assist???? Please.. And Ballard was doing a JOB... he was put in charge of a task and he did it well... if you only knew just how insecure and ignorant Kuntz really is..


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          Posted on: 2014-04-13 22:17:54   By: Anonymous
           
          I think I need to put his in simple terms for you... the overruns ??/ You can thank Sheriff Macedo... I mean Kuntz.. Ballard has put put in a little janitors room so no one can see or hear him.. Ed was not allowed to finish what he started.. Kuntz put people who did not know what they were doing, giving promotions to people because they supported him... than we wonder why nothing was done on time or over budget??? Kuntz and his little tantrums...I wonder if these comments will be taken down??


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            Posted on: 2014-04-14 09:21:36   By: Anonymous
             
            The bitchers and complainers are still at it--GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!

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              Posted on: 2014-04-14 09:53:53   By: Anonymous
               
              you are speaking of yourself... you took the time to b*#*h and complain yourself...i just ignore when something is bothering me, however it is too important to ignore what our current Sheriff is doing..

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                Posted on: 2014-04-15 19:57:34   By: Anonymous
                 
                Hopefully the rest of the county will see it

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              Re: JAil is going to bankrupt the county....QUICKER
              Posted on: 2014-04-14 09:58:02   By: Anonymous
               
              The county is on its way to Bamkruptcy.
              When this jail hits 100 beds then we hire full time medical staff to the tune of 100s of thousands of dollars and don't for get 145 k to clean the new courthouse,
              We needed new jail like hole in head.
              Another epic waste of taxpayer dollars!!

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                Re: JAil is going to bankrupt the county....QUICKER
                Posted on: 2014-04-14 15:05:45   By: Anonymous
                 
                didnt have a choice.. did you not read, hear, or see the old jail??? I would rather pay higher taxes than have a inmate released due to over crowding or because county is being fined again for health hazardous issues.. Why dont you complain about the new court house??? Old one was fine... Just goes to show you we need a Sheriff in there that is able to think, add and act for himself... Sheriff Macedo, I mean Kuntz cant handle it.. he is dictated what to say, do etc..

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          Posted on: 2014-04-14 15:13:55   By: Anonymous
           
          you make no sense.. Ballard was over seeing the construction, balanced a budget, etc.. he is a worker.. did not come up with the numbers.. he was given he numbers.. he was giving very little to work with due to the fact that Kuntz wouldnt grant him any help.. belittled him every single chance he got.. Everyone knows this.. I have witnessed it more times than I care to remember.. Its embarrassing to have a Sheriff behave this way.. So get off Capt Ballard.. He has continued to do an upstanding job and continues to treat everyone with respect... even the ones who treat him horribly and know its okay because the Sheriff encourages it.. treat Ballard kindly, you get called all sorts of names or told to watch yourself if you dont want to be in the same boat..

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            Posted on: 2014-04-14 20:54:13   By: Anonymous
             
            Amen to that!


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The Pledge of Allegiance
Posted on: 2014-04-15 15:22:05   By: Anonymous
 
I thought the photographs taken during the Pledge of Allegiance were interesting, in that so many people did not place their right hands or their hats over their hearts. Many people simply stood with hands clasped or arms folded.

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