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2A Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Feather River Bulletin Stringfellow sentenced to 25 years to life in prison James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com Judge Ira Kaufman, in front of a full courtroom June 12, sentenced 25-year-old Kenneth Charles-Allen Stringfellow to 25 years to life in prison. On April 2, a jury found Stringfellow guilty of second- degree murder and assault on a child causing death. Stringfellow was found guilty of assaulting his live-in girlfriend's 22-month-old son, resulting in the toddler's death. Braylon Duguay suffered fatal injuries Dec. 11, 2013. Two days later he died at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. The second-degree murder conviction carried a sentence of 15 years to life and the assault on a child causing death carried a sentence of 25 years to life. According to California Penal Code Section 654, a person cannot be Punished twice for the same act. Kaufman chose to stay the second-degree conviction and issue the harsher sentence for the assault on a child causing death conviction. Before Kaufman sentenced StringfeUow, the county's victim and domestic violence assistance program director, Kori Langrehr, read two letters from Duguay's family. The first letter read was from the victim's aunt, Terry Rumore, In her letter, Rumore urged Kaufman to issue a life sentence. "How do I find the words?" Rumore's letter began. "Braylon was robbed of a childhood, of having a family of his own." The second letter, written by Duguay's grandmother Cynthia Brant, also asked Kaufman to issue a life sentence. "My family -- we are heartbroken. Our lives will never be the same. The court needs to remember Braylon," Brant's letter read. Stringfellow's sentence included a clause that allows no work-time credits and no credits for good behavior. This means Stringfellow will serve the full sentence. The reason Kaufman gave for including the clause was that the nature and seriousness of the crime were too severe to offer sentencing credits. Stringfellow will be eligible for parole after he serves 25 years of his sentence. EQSD board reviews conservation program James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com Recently returned from conservation training, East Quincy Services District employee Vicki Poh presented the district board with some ideas to promote conservation at the regular meeting June 9. Conservation ideas the board tossed around included educational outreach, implementing fines, introduction of a water-use survey, and home-visit and rebate programs. In her report to the board, Poh noted that awareness and outreach have been the district's focus for the past several years, but with new state-mandated restrictions, even more outreach is needed. One of the district's main goals, said Poh, should be to make sure all its customers are aware of current water restrictions. Though each customer has already received a copy of the restrictions in several forms, not all customers abide by them. Poh's training instructor told her high-water users often don't try to conserve. Poh said the district needs to come up with a way t o get high users to reduce. One way implementing a fine program. The program Poh laid out had varying fines dependant on the number of times offenses occur. For the first offense, a verbal warning would be issued. For the second offense, a written warning would be delivered. The third offense would incur a fine of $100, which would go up to $250 for the fourth offense and $500 for the fifth offense. The board members decided not to implement a fine program at this time, but said they would look at the possibility if the district is unable to meet the state-required 25 percent use reduction. The board did authorize Poh to implement a home-visit program to educate customers on reduction, focusing on the district's top water users. There are a few single-family accounts that use more wateF. than a 19-space trailer park, Poh reported. Through the home visits (free to customers), the district will offer customers low-flow shower heads, kitchen and bathroom aerators and faucet and hose repair kits m all at no cost to the customer. To find out more about the home-visit program, call to do this,,she.saidA.sb::::,% 283:390 .................... Propane Company in Plumas & Sierra Counties.V 65 East Sierra Ave, Portola 530-8300--I0052 Very Competiely Priced No delivery fees, statement fees, or hidden costs. "We Live Local, We Shop Local, We Support Local" Wher0000. in00the world? Members of a small group of United Bikers of Northern California enjoy their annual trip to Winnemucca, Nevada, for the Run-A-Mucca Motorcycle Rally and Memorial Day event: Nancy and Kristen Elliott, Randy and Lanice Jennings, Mike Chambers, Gerald Hendrick and Dale and Sandy Thomas. Quincy services district approves rate changes James Wilson older customer, who said they rate for seniors living in a approval to a letter that the Staff Writer (along with others in the small house, and not using a district's general manager, jwilson@plumasnews.com community) live on a fixed lot on their lawn," he said. Larry Sullivan, plans to send income from Social Security The new water rate was put to the Quincy Volunteer Fire Downtown Quincy checks and that any increase into place to promote water Department, asking the fire residents will see some is a difficulty, conservation, essentially department to estimate how changes to their water and "Please think really hard reducing the price per Unit much water it uses during sewer bills beginning July 1, before you add another for those who use less than training sessions. as the much-discussed tiered hardship for us seniors," the 4,000 gallons per month from "There is no plai to bill for water rates and increased author of the letter pleaded to $0.181 per 100 gallons to $0.158 this usage as we understand wastewater rates were board members, per 100 gallons, that this is a community officially approved by the Board member Richard For high users, however, safety issue and we fully Quincy Community Services Castaldini asked if the author the price per unit will support the efforts of your District board June 11. of the letter lived in a large increase. Those who use over department. We just need to The district opened a public house or a Small house. The 12,000 gallons per month (the be able to account for the protest hearing before voting reason he asked, he said, is highest tier) will see the price water," the letter reads. on the rate changes, but no that the structure of the per 100 gallons jump to $0.272. Sullivan explained that in one showed up to protest. One tiered rates could end up The board unanimously drought conditions, the letter of protest was sent the saving money for those who approved the rate changes, district is under more day prior from an undisclosed have less landscaping to scrutiny than before. All water, customer, water. Letter to fire department and losses to the system, need The letter was from an "We've actually reduced the The board gave its nod of to be accounted for. or all your construction needs LOW COST Give us a call today: General ][ |l Building Contractor ! ..... 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