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6A Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Longstanding The Masonic Hall on Harbison Street gets a facelift by Plumas Painting for the Freemason's 160th celebration last weekend. One of the oldest buildings in Quincy, it was constructed in 1855 and has served the Freemasons, the world's oldest and largest fraternal organization, since it was built. Photo submitted " oq Please send your legal I  notices here: I l,a typesetting @plumasnews,com Ranchers worry about water transfer Opponents speak out during Samantha P. Hawthorne Staff Writer shawthorne@plumasnews.com A lengthy agenda presented during the June 11 Indian Valley Community Services District board meeting contributed to arguments and yelling from both board members and the public. The meeting, which lasted nearly four hours, covered such topics as the resignation of director Judith Yocum; continued public opinion on board recall; water rights and transfer potential; biomass facility update and possibility of solar panel installation. The most heated discussion, however, was regarding the issues surrounding water transfer. The Greenville Town Hall was packed with regular meeting attendees, concerned ranchers and annoyed rate-payers, most of whom had a thing or two to say about the topics covered. Those who did speak out were very adamant that IVCSD had no right to sell water from the Round Valley Reservoir. Mina Admire, vice president of Citizens' for Responsible Government in Indian Valley, presented a slideshow on why the district should not transfer its water to proposed buyer, Montecito Water District. The theme of her presentation was based on concern that the board PUBLIC NOTICES California, and pursuant .to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded March 14, 2014 as Instrument No 2014-1433 of Official Records of said County, WILL SELL ON 07/23/2014 at 11:00AM At the East entrance to the County Courthouse at 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA. AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States), all right title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of T[ust in the property situated in said County and State hereinafter described: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE.MEN- TIONED DEEQ O;S The property address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1750 PEPPARD FLAT ROAD, QUINCY, CA 95971 The Assessor's Parcel No. is: 116-340-011 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incor- rectness of the property address and other common designation, if any shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to. be sold and reasonable esti- mated costs, expenses and advahces at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $62,605.80. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specific in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do busi- ness in this state. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty express or implied regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principle balance of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. This notice is sent for the pur- pose of collecting a debt. CaI-Sierra Title Company is attempting to collect a debt on behalf of the holder and owner of the note. Any information obtained or provided to this Company or to the creditor will be used for that purpose. If the Trustee is unable to con- vey title or if the sale is set aside for any rea- son, the successful bidder/purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to receive a return of the monies paid to the Trustee and said successful bidder/purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Lender/Mortgagee or Trustee. "NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are consider- ing bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bid- ding on a lien, not on the properly itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the high- est bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, pri- ority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the coun- ty recorder's office or a title insurance com- pany, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mort- gagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pur- suant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public as a cour- tesy to those not present at the sale. f you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916) 939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwide- posting.corn, using the file number assigned to this case 063-49568. Information about postponements that are very short in dura- tion or that occur close in time to the sched- uled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Interest Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale." TRUSTOR OR' RECORD OWNER: JARED A. PEW AND AARON G. NEER DATED: 06/22/2014 CAL-SlERRA TITLE COMPANY, as said Trustee BY: DAVID O. WlNDLE, PRESIDENT Trustee's Address and Telephone No: CAL-SIERRA TITLE COMPANY 295 MAIN STREET QUINCY, CA 95971 (530) 283-0700 NPP0232579 To: FEATHER RIVER BUL- LETIN PUB: 07/02/2014, 07/09/2014, 07/16/2014 Published FRB July 2, 9, 16, 20141 OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT Sugarloaf Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project Plumas National Forest Feather River Ranger District As the Responsible Official, Forest Supervisor Earl W. Ford prepared a draft Record of Decision (ROD) for the Sugadoaf Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEISi. The project would apply 859 acres of vari- able density thinning and 76 acres of thin from below expected to produce 4.6 million board feet of commercially-valuable timber; 20.3 miles of National Forest System road improvements, decommissioning and oblit- eration; 278 acres of mastication; 1,401 acres of hand thin, pile, and bum; 71 acres of hand thin, grapple pile, and bum; and 3,598 acres of prescribed fire in accordance with the 2004 Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Final Supplemental EIS and ROD. The Sugarloaf Hazardous Fuels Reduction FEIS and draft ROD are available for review at the Feather River Ranger District, 875 Mitchell Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965; or, on-line at: http://l, usa. gov/1 jnfVjS. This proposed decision is subject to objec- tion pursuant to 36 CFR 218, Subparts A and B. Objections will only be accepted from those who submitted project-specific written comments during scoping or other designat- ed comment period Issues raised in objec- tions must be based on previously submitted comments unless based on new information arising after the designated comment peri- od(s).. Objections must be submitted within 45 days following the publication of this legal notice in the Feather River Bulletin. The date of this legal notice is the exclusive means for cal- culating the time to file an objection. Those wishing to object should not rely upon dates or timeframes provided by any other source. It is the objector's responsibility to ensure evidence of timely receipt (36 CFR 218.9). Objections must be submitted to the review- ing officer: Randy Moore, Regional Forester, USDA Forest Service; Attn: Sugarloaf; 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592. Ph. (707) 562-8737. Objections may be submitted via mail, FAX (707-562-9229), or delivered during business hours (M-F 8:00am to 4:00pro). Electronic objections, in common formats (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt), may be submitted to: objections-pacific- southwest-regional-office @ fs.fed.us with Subject: Sugarloaf. Objections must include (36 CFR 218.8(d)): 1) name, address and telephone; 2) signa- ture or other verification of authorship; 3) identify a single lead objector when applica- ble; 4) project name, Responsible Official name and title, and name of affected National Forest(s) and/or Ranger District(s); 5) reasons for, and suggested remedies to resolve, your objections; and, 6) description of the connection between your objections and your prior comments. Incorporate docu- ments by reference only as provided for at 36 CFR 218.8(b). For additional information, contact Carol Spinos, at the Feather River Ranger District; or, call (530) 532-8932. Published IVR July 2, 20141 Estate of Leonhardt NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE of Earnest Daniel "Danny" Leonhardt, decedent Case Number PR14-00033 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contin- gent creditors, and persons who may other- wise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Earnest Daniel "Danny" Leonhardt. A Petition For Probate has been filed by:' Barbara Marie Anderson in the Superior Court of California, County of Plumas. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: Barbara Marie Anderson be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's wills and codicils, if any, be admitted to pro- bate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to admin- ister the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very impor- tant actions, however, the personal repre- sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant ,, the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: July 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the Superior Court of California, County of Plumas, Dept. 2, Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appear- ance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent cred- itor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of let- ters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may. affect your rights as a creditor.You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as pro- vided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Bill Abramson, 17 Buchanan Street, PO Box 3242, Quincy, CA 95971, (530)283-2410. Fax: (530)283-1063. SBN 185513. Endorsed July 12, 2014 Deborah Norrie, Clerk of the Court By Deputy Clerk. Published FRB June 18, 25, July 2, 20141 Quincy property sale Peppard Flat Road NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Foreclosure No.:063-49568 Title (TSG) No.: 063-49568 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/17/2006 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUB- LIC.SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANA- TION .OF THE NATURE OF THE PRO- CEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE is hereby given that CAL-SIERRA TITLE COMPANY, a California corporation, as trustee, or suc- cessor trustee or substituted trustee pur- suant to the Deed of Trust executed by JARED A. PEW AND AARON G. NEER Recorded on 11/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-10337 of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of PLUMAS County, might be putting immediate profit potential above the district's long-term health. She presented several questions that should be considered before moving forward: where is the water going; what is the current condition of Indian Valley; will a water transfer put Round Valley at risk; are there neighbors in need; what are the legal barriers and or mandates; and where will the district go from here? One of the main arguments was that MWD is a wealthy district and the only reason it wants the water is to put it in reserves for emergency use. She shared pictures of the area's mansions, plUsh vegetation, manicured landscapes and beaches to illustrate her point. California water attorney Michael Jackson explained that MWD's reservoirs are depleted, which qualifies it to receive emergency water transfers. Since California is facing one of the most severe droughts in history, Admire was concerned that IVCSD did not first offer its water to a neighboring water district. She, as well as other community members were also worried that selling the water could be detrimental if the district were to go into a water crisis itself. Several times Admire asked the board what its financial recovery plan is. IVCSD general manager Jesse Lawson said this is part of it. Gary, Stephanie and Travis Fairbanks took some unofficial measurements to show the reservoir levels. They came up with several different numbers for Indian Valley district meeting projected exposed shoreline, from 13 feet to 24.4 feet. They also noted that current dam levels are two feet below average. Many present also commented on how a transfer might affect the tourist population that frequents the reservoir. She said activities that may be affected include kayaking, fishing, hiking, picnicking and relaxing. Admire also noted that dropping water levels may impact local fauna, including pelicans, osprey, eagles, hawks, bear, deer, raccoons, skunk, squirrels and chipmunks. The group of ranchers present accused the district of going against the Indian Creek Decree, which according to them restricts the sale of water. Jackson said California Water Code 1740 supersedes the 1950 decree. It states, "Any water right determined under a court decree issued pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 2500) of Part 3 shall be transferable pursuant to this chapter and Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 1700). "The court having the appropriate jurisdiction over the decreed rights may enter a supplemental decree modifying any rights involved upon motion of the board or any party with a vested water right." Jackson added that anyone who objects to transfer can file a lawsuit against the district, however they must be able to prove the transfer would be damaging to his or her individual water rights. He said the only persons who have a legal right to complain about the transfer are those with water rights located on Wolf Creek and North Canyon. Lawson pointed out that by definition, a reservoir is used for storage and regulation. He said the last time it was used for municipal purposes was in December 2011. IVCSD general manager Jesse Lawson said he plans on giving a comprehensive presentation of the district's position on water transfer during the next board meeting. "It is my job to present the info, good or bad, to the board. I am giving them information and it is up to them to make the final decision," he said. Lawson said that the process of transferring water is extensive. It involves first proving that the district has water to sell and then finding a buyer - which is where the district is in the process. If they decide to move forward, the district must prove to the buyer and the Department of Water Resources that they are releasing the agreed upon amount of water by installing special equipment. Finally the district must complete a formal proposal and submit it to the DWR for review. The DWR will then make sure the transfer is legal; and determine if it will affect water rights holders. If everything checks out, the DWR will sign off on the transfer, allowing IVCSD to move forward. At this point the IVCSD board is still weighing its options regarding the sale, and no action has been taken. Portola man sentenced to 12 years Dan McDonald Jurors heard testimony Managing Editor from 11 witnesses, including dmcdontd@plumasnews,,com: i ; : i  ,one.of the ictims,. ..... David Scott Hall, 41, of Portola, was sentenced last week to more than 12 years in prison for felony domestic violence convictions. Hall, who was convicted by a jury following a four-day trial that ended May 23, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Janet Hilde on Thursday, June 26. In addition to 12 years and four months in state prison, Hall was ordered to stay away from his victims for 10 years. "I was very pleased with Judge Hilde's decision to sentence the defendant to the maximum sentence allowed by law," District Attorney David Hollister said. "The defendant s assaults were brutal and violent, leaving the victims with substantial physical and emotional injuries." Hall's sentence stemmed from two separate domestic violence incidents with different victims. The jury found Hall guilty of two counts of domestic violence, one count of false imprisonment and one count of child abuse -- all felonies. The jury also found Hall inflicted great bodily injury during one of the acts of violence. He previously served prison time for a child abuse conviction. Hall was on trial for incidents that occurred in March 2013 and July 2012. He was arrested March 1, 2013, after Plumas County Sheriffs Deputy Andrea Murana responded to the emergency room because of injuries suffered by Hall's girlfriend. The victim reportedly had such extensive facial injuries that she was unrecognizable. An examination revealed a broken bone in her neck as well as facial swelling, a cut over her eye, bite marks on her shoulder and chest, and extensive bruising all over her body. David scott Hall Hall was also on trial for an assault on a different former girlfriehd and her children that happened July 6, 2012. In that case, Hall shoved his girlfriend into a bathtub, knocking her unconscious, and choked her ll-year-old daughter to the point of unconsciousness. The adult victim in the 2012 case was flown in from Pennsylvania to testify. The most recent victim refused to testify. ATTY MICHAEL AND DONAVON BEATTY - OWNERS (530) 283-2035 P.O. Box 1369 QUINCY, CA 9597 1 LIc. #453927 WE DELIVER! 28:UioC O0 , 2,7a;:21 2l_e-)O 25}he:r15 Portola 832-4646