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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3B We have all experienced delays a driver's reactionsto be inattentive and more that terrifying "oh-no-they're- as much as having a blood susceptible to crashes. going-to-hit-me" moment, alcohol concentration at the Whilemany of us find these when we see another driver legal limit of 0.08 percehthabits to be routine and c0n- swerving dangerously in front (University of Utah). venient while driving from of or alongside our own vehi- This decreased reaction one place to the next, when cle. Oftentimes when we look time means that you are four we stop and consider that the over a.t the other driver and times more likelY to get into a outcome may be injury or see them chatting away, we car crash (Insurance Insti-death, we need to realize that think to ourselves, "Oh, of tute for Highway Safety)andthey are never worth the risk course, they're on the phone!" cause injury to yourself oror even the potential cost of a We are a world of multi- someone else. traffic violation. taskers and while many of In California in 2011, In an effort to bring aware- us also engage in the same the Department of Motor hess to the dangers of dis- distracted driving behavior, Vehicles reported that there tracted driving, the California we often don't consider were 460,487 hand-held ceil- Office of Traffic Safety recent- ourselves as a risk to others phone convictions -- up 22"ly launched its annual cam- in a similar situation, percent from 361,260 convic- paign in April, as a part of The reality is, once our tions in 2010 and 52 percent National Distracted Driving attention is diverted from from 301,833 in 2009. The cost Awareness Month. The cam- driving, even for a split of a ticket for a first offense is paign's goal is to stress the second, the likelihood of a minimum of $159, and $279importance of staying focused causing a car crash increases for subsequent offenses, while driving and minimizing tremendously. While those costs may seem all distractions. Drivers According to studies by high, it's really nothing should be aware that crashes Virginia Tech and the Na- when you consider that the happen in the blink of an eye tional Highway Traffic Safety offender could have easily and any time spent focusing Administration, the No. 1 hurt or killed someone on something other than the source of driver inattention is through inability to pay full road could lead to a crash or a the use of a wireless device, attention to the road ahead, traffic violation. While it's no surprise that Although wireless devices Make it a point to set these advanced technological are the leading sources of aside your distractions, and devices are widespread, the distracted driving, anything encourage those you know to potential outcome of people that takes your focus do the same. using these devices while away from driving can be Having a trip result in a drivingis causefor concern, incredibly dangerous and car crash due to daily, yet Driving while using a cell- may just as easily lead to a avoidable, distractions is phone, whether hand-held or wreck. Grooming, putting onnever an actual belief for wireless, reduces the amount makeup, eating or drinking,most of us, but it is a likely of brain activity associated and adjusting music playersresult. For more information with driving by 37 percent are just a few common be- regarding distracted driving (Carnegie Mellon), and haviors that cause drivers facts, VITALS, from page 2B sign the memorial guest 7:40 a.m. on Feb. 29, 2012, at register is available online at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Roseville. Clark weighed tournaments in Chester on 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was more than one occasion. BIRTHS 18.5 inches in length. , A time of visitation and Maternal grandparents are sharing will take place Noah Jaden Gonzalez Kathy and Dave Bugbee, of Friday, March 23, from 5 to Noah Jaden Gonzalez was Fortuna. 7 p.m., with Recitation of born to Jennifer and Adonnis Paternal grandparents are the Holy Rosary to take place Gonzalez, of Castro Valley, Sue and Bob Schultz, of Quincy. at 7 p.m. at the Fehrman on Feb. 2, 2012, at St. Rose Mortuary Chapel-Chester. A Hospital in Hayward. Noah MARRIAGE Mass of Christian Burial will weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce be celebrated in Ginger's and was 21 inches in length. LICENSES honor at Our Lady of the Maternal grandparents are March 9 Snows Catholic Church, Patricia West, of Quincy, and Stephany Sharee Lawson and 220 Clifford Drive, Lake JeffreyBlust, ofFife, Idaho. Blaine Cecil Alexander, both Almanor, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Paternal grandparents of Quincy. March24. are Ve.ronica and Carlos The family would like to Gonzalez, of Hayward. March 12 express appreciation for the Great-grandmothers are Barbara Michele Bolin and care Ginger received in her Barbara Btust and Betty John MichaelBurson, both of twilight years at Enloe Hos- Smith, both of Quincy. Portola. pital, Windsor Chico Creek Care and Rehabilitation, and Clark Parker Schultz March 15 Windchime of Chico. Clark Parker Schultz was Katelyn Elizabeth Withrow An opportunity to express born to Marci and Dan and BrianScottMoUath, both condolences to the family and Schultz, of Citrus Heights, at Of Reno. CARDS of THANKS We would like to thank all of our community volunteers and workers who made it possible for the Plumas District Hospital Volunteers to move and reopen the Bargain Boutique at our new location on Main Street, Quincy. Our shop is much more spacious with more merchandise. Please come to our grand opening on Saturday, April 14, and see the difference. Inge Stone, President Plumas District.Hospital Volunteers This is to thank the following for helping me in the loss of George Courtemanche, Gene my son, Scott Marshall. Norman, Bill Whitcher, Fehrman, St. John's Church, David Saltel, the Lady Elks Quincy and Calpine Elks and all who brought food to lodge members and the many the service, and to Dr. Price, friends and relatives who Plumas District Hospital, and attended the services. Country Villa nurses who For food, flowers, dona- gave such loving care to tions and the many cards we Scott, and to Mike Taborski received, at Plumas" news. Also to Special thanks to the fol- longtime friends Betty lowing: Eldora Duniphin, Penland and Joy Klein, and Jim and Pat Lynch, Leon Hospice. and Connie West, Tom and Thank you ,to everyone Maureen Nolte, Ted and who helped me and family in Betty Hoskins, Dotti Maxi- our hour of need. mov, Dennis Allen, Andy God bless. Anderson, Pat Mealey, Tom Rita Marshall and Mareina, Dude McMaster, Krista Marshall Senator supports repeal of fire tax Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) recently stood with fellow legislative Republicans and California's rural residents to announce Assembly Bill 1506 (R-Jeffries), a measure to repeal the fire tax. "This $150 fire tax is illegal and unfair -- plain and simple," said Gaines. "Many rubaI prope~t~* owners h~eady pay local Tire agencies for protection so it is clearly double taxation and it is being dumped on the backs of rural Californians when the state has 11 percent unemployment and families are struggling just to make ends meet." AB 1506 by Assembly mem- ber Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) would reverse the governor's and legislative Democrats' decision to raise $84 million in taxes by charg- ing rural property owners a "fee" for fire prevention services as part of the 2011-12 budget. These communities are located in "state responsibility areas" (SRAs) designated by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire), even though their property taxes already con- tribute to the service contracts that counties have with CalFire. This tax will be imposed on the owners of more than 800,000 properties in the state. According to census and Cal- Fire data, Gaines' largely rural district includes nearly 20 percent or approximately 160,000 of the properties whose owners will be subject to the fee. Last summer, Gaines launched a referendum to re- peal the fire tax. Working with the California Republi- can Party and other key sup- porters to fight for taxpayer rights, the effort gathered thousands and thousands of signatures, but ultimately fell short of the number needed to qualify the measure. Gaines contends that the PETER M. TALIA Attorney at Law 257-5199 Mediated Civil Dispute Resolution * Estate Planning and Probate Business Planning and Real Estate fire tax attemptsto sidestep in California is not illegal Proposition 26, the initiative taxes, but budgets that invest passed last June that pre- in core government services vents the Legislature from that protect every citizen in disguising taxes as "fees" and the state -- rural, urban and circumventing constitutional suburban." requirements for passing AB 1506 has been referred higher taxes, to the Assembly Committee "I will stand with legisla- on Natural Resources. The tive Republicans and the hearing date is pending. Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association to fight this Sen. Ted Gaines representsthe 1st in every way possible and Senate District, which includes all encourage everyone who or parts of Alpine, Amador, might get stuck paying this Calaveras. El Dorado, Lassen, phony fee to get in the arena Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, and fight it too," said Gaines. Plumas, Sacramento and Sierra "The answer to fire protection counties. CMB AutoGlass Northern California's Auto Glass Company 530-283-2141 Over 20 years exp. Toll Free 855-255-2141 "We wahte insurance deductible's" Free Mobile InstalleUons Highest quality Glass & Products -Windshields -Door grass -Vent/Quater glass -Dtck glass -Sliders www.cmhglass,com If you need to talk from the privacy of your home, Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333. All calls are confidential. Crisis Line Resource 283-4333 Center 1-877-332-2754 or 283-5515 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center 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 ORTHERN FORNIA We handle the detafls.feryou ............ Low fees & monthly payments ........... [ Convenient class schedules & times Satellite offices'available in Portola, Oreenville and Chester . NEW 11550(c) FROORAH We can help you! Program Directors: Andrew Mclntyre and Karen'Coffren 251 lain St., #206 (above the post office) quincy 530-283-9921 I To send a legal: I To send an advertisement: I PLUMAS & SIERRA COUNTY JOBSEEKERS You are invited tothe 16th ANNUAL PLUMAS/SIERRA JOB FAIRS FREE ADMISSION: Dress your best and bring your resume Interview with local employers face-to-face Full and part-time positions available 2012 April 3rd: Chester Memorial Hall 225 Gay St., Chester, CA 96020 April 4th: Feather River College Gym 570 Golden Ave., Quincy, CA 95971 April 5th: Graeagle Fire Department 7620 Highway 89, Graeagle, CA 96103 Sponsored by: Job Fairs are from: 2:30pm, 4:30pm at each location usiness For more information please contact: Piumas: Jan Prichard (530)283-1606 Sierra: Jennifer Johnson (530)993-4295 jjohnson@ncen,org .),