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3ulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter : Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 3B 00Where in the World? Seneca Healthcare District CEO Doug Self packed his Chester Progressive newspaper throughout his cross-country bicycle ride from San Diego to Jacksonville Beach, Fla., a distance of 2,610 miles. For the story, see the front page of the Regional section: On aggressive driving • GEORGE VALVERDE Director, CA Dept of Motor Vehicles Do you have questions about general driving relat- ed requirements like regis- tration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to dri- ving? The California Depart- ment of Motor Vehicles has answers. Save time by going online at DMV.ca.gov. Q: I recently took my be- hind the wheel driving test " and failed. I immediately un- derstood my error and asked if I could take the test again the same day. The examiner said that I couldn't and that I : would need to schedule an- other appointment. I am over 18, so why couldn't I take another driving test on the same day? A: Driving tests are sched- uled by appointment only so offices can effectively man- age their workload and re- sources. Additionally, this gives you more time to prac- tice until your next appoint- ment. Good luck on your next test! Q" I'm not operating my vehicle, although the regis- tration fees are current and I've canceled the insurance. ! LTIJ M. TALIA Attorney at l,aw 257-5199 • Now Accepting Private Clients • Estate Planning and Probate • Business Planning and Real Estate Now I am getting notices of "Intent to Suspend." What should I do? A: When your registration fees are current and you are not operating your vehicle, you must submit an "Affi- davit of Non-Use," REG. 5090 form. This notification will stop the insurance suspen- sion action. If your vehicle is still not being operated when you re- ceive a billing notice for your next renewal period, be sure to file a "Planned Non- Operational" status on the vehicle and pay the appro- priate fee. For more informa- tion about vehicle registra- tion insurance require- ments, visit DMV.ca.gov/vr/insurance.h tm. cause one driver to react an- grily to another driver. When you are confronted with aggressive drivers make every attempt to get out of their way but if that is not possible here are some suggestions to keep you safe: --Wear your seat belt. --Avoid eye contact. Eye contact can sometime enrage an aggressive driver. --Put your pride aside. Do not .challenge them by speed- ing up or attempting to hold your own in your travel lane. --Ignore gestures and refuse to return them. You or a passenger may call the police and report ag- gressive driving. But if you use a cellphone and it's not hands:free, you must first pull over to a safe location. Q:. What is the proper way ..................... . to handle an aggressive dri- The DMV is a department under ver on the roadway? the Business, TranspOrtation and A: Aggressive driving hap- Housing Agency, which is under pens when crowded roads, the direction of Acting Undersec- rushing and impatience retary Traci Stevens. Always Here To Help! John Banks Court Mandated and DMV Required Programs Now including the 11550 H&S Treatment Program! Offered countywide at these locations: Chester - 372 Main St. Greenville - 209 Hwy. 89 Portola - 500 First Avenue Quincy - 2288 E. Main St., #F-4 For more information, call (530) 283-9678 Plumas Sierra Community Solutions psce@digitalpath.net J Susanvdle DUI PROORAMS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DO YOU WANT YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE BACK? • Simple enrollment process • We handle the details for you! • Low fees & monthly payments • Convenient class schedules & times • Satellite offices available in Portola, Greenville and Chester • NEW n55o(c) PROORAM P that works t€) We can help you l Progr? MDia;eCSotr.:: ;20W(abC/nteYrteh :pdoro;fiCl{re n qu,ncy • 530-283-9921 Twelve00ways to youth fitness in the new. year This year, make sure your New Year's fitness resolu- tion includes your kids. Do- ing so could make working out and losing weight a lot more fun, according to fit- ness expert Michael Berry. Berry, director of the Hu- man Performance Laborato- ry at Wake Forest Universi- ty, said fitness with the kids must include more than a predictable schedule. You must engage the kids and even make exercise a little unusual to get them excited about working out. "If you say, 'We're going to take the kids out for a walk this evening,' most • kids are going to say, 'Wait, we have to leave the video games or television?'" Berry said. "Kids like to play games, they like to be en- gaged, so exercise needs to be something that is sports- oriented or game-oriented." Children fleed at least 60 minutes" a day of physical aCtivity, including muscle- strengthening exercises, act cording to the Centers for Disease Control and Preven- tion. With that goal in mind, Berry makes these sugges- tions for getting fit with the kids: See the lights. Around the holidays, there are plen- ty of interesting light dis- plays to see in your neigh- borhood. Or walk to pay a holiday visit to nearby friends. Aim for two or three ac- tivities a week, which will help you reach your daily adult fitness goal of 30 min- utes of moderate activity five times a week. Walk to school or walk to the bus stop. That burst of activity in the morning can change your day. Replace pizza and a movie night with family fitness night at least once a month. Get the kids excited about it. Check out the fitness at- tractions your town offers. Try an organized horseback ride or family rafting trip, for example. Make a fitness wish list with the kids. Write down every physical activity they'd like to do, and let them choose at least twice a month. Play like a kid. A half- hour of tag or kickball is good exercise for you and your children. Use your gaming sys- tem to your advantage. Pick a high-energy physical activity that you like ("Just Dance" for WiL for in- stance), and make it a fami- ly competition. When the kids get bored, change the game. Take it outside. But a simple walk won't cut it, Berry said. Go to a park or natural area and take a hike, Make dining out or after- dinner treats a physical ac- tivity. Walk to the restau- rant from your home, if pos- sible. Join a league -- kickball, basketball, soccer. They all offer opportunities for you and your kids to have fun getting fit. Check out guidelines and suggestions at the CDC website: cdc.gov/physicalactivity/ everyone/guidelines/ children.html. No matter how you decide to get fit with your kids, make sure you keep it safe, Berry said. Drink plenty of water while exercising, fol- low the rules of the fitness attractions you visit, and keep children's strength training to low or moderate resistance (like monkey bars). High resistance can injure bones. Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous new year, filled with peace, love and understanding. Hans and Michele Holtz P.O. Box 352 Meadow Valley, CA 95956 /CTION 8r (530) 283-0576 ...... Lic#78f1285 ......... !uilding Dreams Together I I HEAD START OPENINGS for birth to age 5, and pregnant mothers. With lots of opportunity for parent involvement. • Secure and caring relationships • Self help and social skills • Develop strong sense of self and attachment • Dental/Physical Exams • Vision/Hearing Screenings • Service for Children with Disabilities • Social Services for Families • Reading Readiness Activities • Meals provided through funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adultcare Food Program Please call for eligibility information: 257-2343 - Susanville Center 257-7530 - Leavitt Lake Center 827-2922 - Herlong Center 257-8220. Union St. Center 832-1029 - Portola Center 283-0592 - Quincy Center 1-800-404-1242 - Business Center 251-4050 - Lassen EHS Center