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County News ..o, ...... 7A is the key to shortages employ- with dents Lt the Chester PG&E's for power Presented infor- was also California In- Operator's website: a short- hours in in July, 1.2 and 600,000 better lat- said, because generation COme on-line. do not re- COnservation ef- }n will have a ]rnportant im- d. to Livingston, nergy user tly out- in many L the booming ener- While available nega- . rgy genera- off-line. the uncer- deregula- the appro- lction mea- te supply coupled with the in California expected soar- mean a very electricity said. Lg to a pare- at the meet- it to take Plants to COnstructed, Y/demand mis- not be remedied director of and gov- relations, ex- Stages of emer- reserves 7 Percent, and are at 5 At this point, a Warning and kilowatt hour asks them to reserves 1.5 percent, may call for rotating qnted out that blocks to 250,000 geographi- to minimize any one area," that Block 5O considered "es- I! tion will have a very big and im- portant im- pact." Randy Livingston PG&E Managing Director sential," such as fire depart- ments and hospitals, and are exempted from rotating out- ages. On a good note for some, residents located on the same circuit as a Block 50 customer, are also exempt from black- outs. Walther said that customers can find their block status in the bottom left-hand corner of their PG&E bill. The blocks are constantly being updated and changed though, she added, so cus- tomers should check their sta- tus often. Ron Davey, president of the Seneca Healthcare District Board of Directors, asked if PG&E has any special consid- erations for at-home patients. Walther encouraged such residents to keep generators, as they are not automatically exempt from outages. But, she added, when PG&E reaches Stage 2, they are re- quired to call their registered life support customers to warn of the possibility of a blackout. Walther urged at-home pa- tients to register with PG&E. Blackouts According to an informa- tion sheet passed out at the meeting, the CAISO predicts California could be short 600 to 3,700 megawatts of power on any given day this sum- mer. PG&E cautions residents to be prepared for any resulting outages. Residents should keep a preparedness kit con- taining a battery-powered ra- dio, an electric lantern, two or three flashlights an0 fresh bat- teries. Residents should also have a first aid kit, a manual can opener, prepared foods and a few gallons of bottled water. Questions about medica- tions that require refrigera- tion can be answered by a physician or pharmacist. When outages occur, PG&E suggests turning offall electri- cal appliances, but leaving one light on to indicate a return of power. Also, residents should keep an old-fashioned rotary phone, as telephone service will not be affected, but cord- less phones require electrici- ty. Home owners who have a standby electric generator need to make sure it is in- stalled properly and that they let PG&E know they have one. the past \ Photo by Terri Nacar The old barn at the comer of Highway 89 and Highway 70 was recently purchased by the West family. Dan West said the family has not decided what they will do with the barn, only that they wanted to keep it from deteriorating any further. A new foundation has been added and the wails are being replaced, saving as much of the old structure as possible. West was unsure as to the age of the barn, but said the nails used indicated it was built around the same period as the Feather River inn. No matter when it was actually built, it has been around long enough to make it an area landmark that the West family doesn't want to see disappear. EVERYONE can use One Stop Employment Centers. Whe]l:/ei you're looking for your first job, a new job, or a better job - we can help. 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The proposed building will house three pools, one large, general use pool, a training pool and a therapy pool. The training pool will be a shallow version of the general pool, intended to be used for both swimming instruction and younger swimmers. The therapy pool will be kept at a warmer temperature than the general pool and will be used mostly for physical therapy. The building plans also in- clude restrooms, locker rooms, a changing area and storage. Committee Co-Chair Sher- rie Thrall noted that it has yet to be determined on what studies the recently received money may be spent. The committee is currently researching the possibility of warming the pools with geot- hermal heat, and may need to conduct studies in this area. Open your new Golden Equity Line* by June 2, 2001, and SAVE! No annual fee** and 5.95% APR for the first 6 months. 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