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14A Wednesday, May 2, 2001 Community News m Palm Sunday, April 8, was declared Habitat Day by Lake Almanor area churches. Spe- cial offerings were taken that day to support Habitat for Hu- manity of Lake Almanor. Russ Lesko, president of the Steer- ing Committee working to es- tablish a local aWtliate of Habi- tat, said the day was a great success. According to Lesko, eight churches donated $3,520. This amount will be more than dou- bled by a grant, making for a total contribution of $8,400. "We're very thankful for the generosity of the church- es," Lesko said. "Habitat for Humanity of Lake Almanor is off and running." The money will be spent on supplies and materials to im- prove the living conditions of low-income families. Home improvement projects will fo- cus on safety, health and win- ter warmth. Volunteers will perform labor on Habitat pro- jects without cost to benefiting families. "We plan to complete our first project this coming summer," Lesko said. If you would like to learn more about Habitat for Hu- manity of Lake A1manor, con- tact Russ at 596-43 . Any one wishing to make a tax-de- ductible donation may do so by sending a check, payable to "Our Savior Lutheran Church/Habitat," to P.O, Box 678, Chester, CA 96020. By Terd Nacar Portola Editor ~ ~. The office-retail space pro- posed for the building at 150 Pacific Street has prompted the city to begin looking at several newer businesses and whether they meet the city's ordinance for adequate park- ing facilities City Administrator Jim Murphy said the city was ap- proached by Kelly Griffith re- garding available parking at the site, formerly occupied by Griffith Used Furniture. "Mr. Griffith is concerned that the city seems to be using a "double standard" on ap- proved parking for business permits," said Murphy. Griffith said the city re- quired Gold Rush Sporting m Goods to provide a certain "We have determined the pared statement to the coun- permit will-bet number of available parking city staff's interpretation of cil. til the spaces in order to receive its the code concerning this park- She said her major concern mission has certificate of occupancy and ing issue was in error and that is the failure of the city of Por- nation on questioned why this standard the code requires a permit ap- tola to address the issue of However, the was not used for the new own- plicant who is not able to meet parking at the west end of prove an er at 150 Pacific. the code requirements submit Commercial Street Community "He told me that the owner the issue to the planning corn- She indicated that workers Block Grant of the Station Cafe has the mission," he said. employed to remodel 150 Pacif- Bret Smith same concerns as he and his The issue will affect more ic Street have been parking on ic Street. wife, and that Mr. Griffith and than just the property at 150 both sides of her business to Smith had the Station Cafe have consid- Pacific Street. the point that would-be cus- mined a ered the possibility of filing a Murphy said there are sev- tomers drive by assuming she BG loan t " legal action against the cl y, eral other establishments is full. model the said Murphy. which were also allowed to Murphy said parking is a as an in-door Murphy stated that subse- open for business without the problem at many of the busi- ity and two quent to his conversation with adequate off-street parking, nesses and the city needs to spaces. Griffith, he researched of the including the Station Cafe take a serious look at the cur-- Since Smith | municipal code regarding which utilizes public street rent codes to see if adjust- ject, he found parking issues and discussed parking, ments are needed, eled space his findings and interpreta- Sharon Preckwinckle, own-" In the meantime, construc- ular as tions with the city's legal er of Station Care, was present tion will continue at 150 Pacif- property and counsel, at the meeting and read a pre- ic Street, but an occupancynated Two University of Califor- nia statewide special pro- grams are pooling their re- sources to fund workshops. These workshops include i ield days, seminars and other events addressing integrated pest management in agricul- tural or urban settings, organ- ically acceptable pest control methods, biologically based al- ternatives to methyl bromide, agroforestry practices, and the development of sustainable community food systems. The UC Sustainable Agricul- ture Research and Education Program and UC Statewide In- tegrated Pest Management Project are jointly offering grants of up to $1,500 for events taking place between Aug. 1, 2001, and June 30, 2002. Total funding available is $50,000. The deadline for pro- posals is May 22. "We're hoping to be able to help farmers and consumers throughout the state in their efforts to adopt more sustain- able practices by funding these workshops,' says Sean L. Sewzey, SAREP director. "We are excited to cooperate with another statewide pro- gram in funding meetings to extend important new tech- niques in the state," says Frank Zalom, IPM director. The grants are available to individuals affiliated with Cal- ifornia public or private edu- cational institutions, non-prof- it, tax-exempt organizations, or state or federal government agencies. Participation of UC Cooperative Extension in pro- posals is encouraged. Com- plete guidelines of how to ap- ply for funding are included in the full Request for Proposals posted on SAREP's Web site at ts/request.htm. For more in- formation or to receive print version of this RFP, contact SAREP grants coordinator Bev Ransom at 530-754-8546; R(xmdTable Pizza C tl md Pizza, Sandwiches, Soup, Salad Bar Plumas Pines Shopping Center 283-2320 BEIWOlCD iii i I mm ! ! mm m . at. ~sturb Mattress The Do Not Distu Matt~ SET 499 IFuu Scr ........ 5! QtmmN, SIr ...... 549 ...... 799 ........ mmmmmmm~ - COUPON - mmm, OPEN MON.-SAT. 2830 MAIN STREET. SUSANVILLE .