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86 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Letters, from page 7B Those who possess and exhibit strong leadership skills do not need signs to tell others they have such skills, their accomplishments will speak for themselves and radiate naturally. Once again, Supervisor Kennedy, the residents and voters of District 5 deserve to hear from you, as our County Supervisor, more than once every election cycle. We need to be informed on specifics, what are your real accomplishments for District 5 and Plumas County as a whole? Real accomplishments are defined as those accomplishments serving to benefit the residents of District 5 and Plumas County. They are not defined as serving as a private consultant to the City of Susanville or the City of Portola in your 'spare time.' Thomas P. Connolly Graeagle Should pay for it District Attorney David Hollister has been publishing articles in the local newspaper. It is assumed that the articles appear in the papers published throughout the county. The articles come under the heading of Law and Order. An ad, about one-third of a page is quite expensive and it seems that an ad by the District Attorney's Off'me is unnecessary. The county should not pay for the publication of the articles. The other side ofthe coin is that the articles most certainly have an impact on the county citizens in general. Name recognition becomes important should Mr. Hollister run for office ~nd face opposition. However, if neither Mr. Hollister nor the county is paying for the space, it appears that there is a gift to a politician which is probably not reported to the Political Fair Practice Committee. The solution is easy. Commencing on April 1, 2014, all attorneys in Plumas County should be allowed to publish a one-third-page article in the local papers, just in case any of them decide to run for office. Then all attorneys will enjoy name recognition. Jan Klement Quincy Editor's note: The letter writer is referring to the Criminal Case Update news article, which is published monthly in the Law & Order section of the paper. The update is provided by the District Attorney's Office at the request of Feather Publishing. The report outlines the status of local. criminal cases that the newspaper considers news worthy. We encourage local public officials to use this paper to report information that is vital to our readers. Brian Dahle I was in attendance during Brian Dahle's Town Hall meeting on March 6th. Assemblyman Dahle responded on a number of Amazing Animals/ One of Luna's favorite activities is to chase and catch salmon in the streams near Craig, Alaska. The black lab belongs to Stephanie and Brad Jurries, the daughter and son-in-law of Quincy resident Ann Clemens. Stephanie and Brad are commercial fishermen and divers and they all live on an island near Craig, which is a small town on Prince of Wales Island. Stephanie is a, QuincYHigh School graduate. TOM & SONIA GOSS 2056 EAST MAIN STREET SUITE 2 , QUINCY, CA 9597I 53o-283-I38O F08 ALL YOgR iNSURANCE NEEDS $ON~ ~0$$ Agent/Broker Lic. #0G09971 T6M 4055 Agent/Broker Lic, #0708562 2056 E. Main St., Quincy 28s-Is80 150 Pacific Ave., Portola ~2-0~ Goss Insurance Agency in Quincy and Portola has been advertising with Feather Publishing for 28 years. The Plumas-Lassen Connection has been great for us, the Connection is the best value we can get for our advertising dollar. - Tom & Sonia Goss Fg~THE 287 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA Greenville, CA 135 Main Street, Chester, CA o 283-11800 , 258-3115 ~ " ' 258-3115 Westwood PinePress I Lll01,, ' EO. Box 790, Westwood, CA A 96 E.-Sierra (ltwy 70), Portola, CA ,, 258"3115' 257:5321 832-4646 issues as reported in the March 12 edition of the newspaper by reporter Debra Moore. In her article, she reported Dahle's comment that the state employees accused of falsifying information in the SPI lawsuit should be "dealt with firmly and fired." I mention this because it gave the impression that Assemblyman Dahle believes that wrong doing should be punished. However, when asked why he voted against AB 669 which would protect water supplies from polluters, and SB 665, which holds oil companies accountable for drilling damage, he avoided a direct answer but stated that he took a leadership role among fellow Republicans,in voting for SB 4, a tracking bill which the LA Times called "A Fracking Bill Gone Wrong" because it excludes many tracking projects from environmental review. When asked about his environmental record, he stated his commitment to sound environmental land use referencing his stewardship of the lands he owns. He also stated that he serves on the Environmental Committee in the assembly. When asked if he knew that his environmental voting record was scored at 7 percent by the California League of Conservation Voters, he volunteered that he was also given a 0 percent score by the Sierra Club. In my opinion, a good environmentalist seeks to protect the health and well being of the entire populace from pollution, promotes sustainability for future generations (not just one's own family), and has an understanding of land use that recognizes the importance of preserving healthy ecosystems which benefit all living things. Whether or not Assemblyman Dahle actually practices good stewardship of his personal lands, as a public servant he should take appropriate action to promote good stewardship of public lands and land use in general to protect his constituents from the pollution and destruction of our environment and critical water resources by corporations who value profit over the environment. Faith Strailey Quincy Editor's note: While Dahle volunteered the O percent rating by the Sierra Club, he said that he was perplexed by it--given his voting record. In response to Saxton In response to Mr. Saxton's horribly unethical, racist (in my opinion) and, well, you-name-it letter printed in last week's paper. If you can relay to the readers of this paper, then so can I. Ditto this. Hispanic that. Family tree? I would bet yours is stained and dripping with too many things to mention. Closed minded. Hmmm... I would hazard a guess that you think Hitler did the right thing. Next time you walk down the street, look for the woman wearing a big and beautiful Star of David. That would, and always will, be me. Shalom. Crikit Smither Portola Explain yourself When on the campaign trail, Ronald Reagan would always tell his audience that the government was not the solution but the problem. The government system was rife with mismanagement and fraud. His favorite example was the black welfare queen. This was a woman who used 80 names, 30 addresses, 15 phone numbers to collect food stamps, Social TRUSTS m,=O, EA, CPA Peter M. Talia Attorney at Law 257.5199 , Civil Litigation Mediated Civil Dispute Resolution ~overnement and Special District Law Security, veterans benefits for four nonexistent deceased veteran husbands, as well as welfare. Her tax-free income was estimated at $150,000 a year. Her crimes reached beyond welfare fraud. She was accused of kidnapping, baby trafficking, regularly bilking government services and possible homicide. Some on the left considered his tale pure racist malarkey. The woman did exist she was a real woman named Linda Taylor. She was white. James I. Overstreet Quincy Editor's note: According to" research, there is a question about Linda Taylor's nationality. Gradual disaster what with the gradual warming of our planet and disastrous unprecedented change in weather patterns partially due to industrial pollution, I was reminded of the commonly used expression, "overspecialization" during the late forties and Fifties. The development of man's atomic weapons was being used as a comparison to the ice age pachyderms' over-developed tusks, which crossed one another. At that time it was thought that the crossed tusks became useless; and, therefore, contributed to the extinction of the pachyderms. Also, at that time, we were sure that we were on the verge of an atomic showdown with the Soviet Union with the result that mankind would blow himself to kingdom-come with his "overspecialized" atomic energy. The end of the cold war and the crackdown of the proliferation of atomic weapons seem to have since put that fear behind us. The pressure we are putting on North Korea and Iran is a holdover from that fear. However, perhaps it is our polluting industries that are the actual evidence of man's "overspecialization." There may be a point where industry's contributions to climate chaos will ease man out of existence. Perhaps T.S. Eliot was right when he said "this is the way the world ends; not with a bang but a whimper." Salvatore Catalano Taylorsville Support the local economy/ Adopt ! cat Wll| on ~@ .Phoebe,, is a spaydd female 8 year @~@ @#@ "Marvel" is a unaltered ma]e " old domestic short hair dark tabby. @~@ domestic medium hair tabby a Sweet girl who will purr A ay,on Shelter hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday by appointment only. O~@ And closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Plumas Animal Services charges a $10 fee and license fees are $15 per year. An officer will deliver a pet to the adopting party's veterinary ofQ~@ choice to have the animal altered in completion of the adoption requirement. 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