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12A Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Feather River Bulleti.n Electric co-op experiments with 'white space'i Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plumasnews.com There are a limited number of frequencies available in airwaves, and what to do with them is the concern of the Federal Communications Commission. Currently, the FCC is considering usages for the UHF/VHF band left va- cant with television's transi- tion to digital. Plumas Sierra Rural Elec- tric Cooperative's Lori Rice, chief operating officer for the Communications Division, would like to see "white spaces (named for the "snow" screen that shows up on television when there is no station assigned to that channel) used for rural ar- eas. Originally, she s'aid, UHF was meant to benefit rural areas and she would like to see it continue -- al- beit, for entirely new uses. The FCC is considering a number of alternative, and probably multiple, uses for these remaining frequencies and hopes to reach a decision as to appropriate usages later this summer. In the meantime, a number of experimental licenses have been issued to study potential uses and PSREC has one of them. The local cooperative is one of the first in the nation to begin trial implementation of a "smart grid" wireless net- work trial. The trial is in partnership with Spectrum Bridge Inc., a Florida company that ser- vices wireless service providers and equipment manufacturers. Spectrum Bridge's database technology underlies the white spaces trial network and allows it to operate without causing interference to television stations. PSREC is using the band- width technology to commu- nicate with several of its elec- trical substations along High- way 70. Using the white space frequency allows PSREC to access substation data, man- age power flow and protect the system while maintaining the local grid. PSREC and Spectrum are also testing a couple of houses in the Cromberg area for In- ternet capabilities from the trial wireless network. Future usage of white space frequen- cies includes the ability to provide high-speed Internet in areas not currently served because of mountain terrain and tree density. PUBLIC NOTICES Estate of Jenkins NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE of Jack Edward Jenkins, decedent Case Number PR10-00017 . To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contin- gent creditors, and persons who may other- wise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Jack Edward Jenkins. • A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: Robert L. Delett in the Superior Court of California, County of Plumas. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Robert L. Delett be appointed as per- sonal representative to administer.the estate of the decedent. 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 actiods 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 end shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARINGon the petition will be held on: July 26, at 9 a.m., at the Supedor Court of Califomia, Room 104, Dept. 2, County of Plumas, Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the peti- tion, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file wdtten objec' tions with the court before the heating. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. .IF YOU ARE A CHEDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with. the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the date of the hearing date noticed above. 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. Signed: Attorney for Petitioner: James R Pace, Esq., State Bar No. 141862, 448 Hill Street, Reno, NV 89501; 775-323-5178. Filed May 28, 2010 Deborah Norde, Clerk of the Court By P. Marchetti, Deputy Clerk. Published FRB June 23, 30, July 7, 2010 Estate of Potillor NOTICE OF PETITION • TO ADMINISTER ESTATE of Elizabeth Potillor, decedent Case Number PR10-000t6 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contin- gent creditors, and persons who may other- wise be interested in the will or estate, or beth, of: Elizabeth PctiUor. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: Lovene Knight, Bobble Hooks in the Superior Court of California,. County of Plumas. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Lovene Knight, Bobble Hooks be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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 on: July 12, at 9 a.m., at the Supedor Court of • California, Dept. 2, County of Plumas, Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the peti- tion, you should appear at the heedng and state your objections or file written objec- tions with the court before the headng. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the date of the hearing date noticed above. 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 Requost for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Signed: Attorney for Petitioner: Peter C. Hentschel, 75 Court St., Quincy, CA; 530- 283-1110• Filed June 17, 2010 Deborah Norrie, Clerk of the Court By Terri Brooks, Deputy Clerk. Published FRB June 23, 30, July 7, 2010 Butterfly Road, Quincy property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 10- 0045967 Title Order No. 4418660 Investor/Insurer No.. 1705170313 APN No. 005-400-028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/19/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice iS hereby give.n that. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by COLLEEN SAARI AND MICHAEL SAARI, HUSBAND AND WIFE. dated 10/19/2007 and recorded 11/01/07, as Instrument No. 2007-0008962, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Plumas County, State of California, will sell on 08/04/2010 at 11:00AM, At the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 at public auction, Io the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if VIKING SERIES 3000 ALUMINUM WINDOWS ARE THE SUBJECT OF A PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT What are These Lawsuits About? The lawsuits are entitled Deist, et al. v. Vng Industries, Inc. (Case No. CV025771), pending in California Superior Court, County of San Joaquin, and Cartwnght, et al. v. Viking Industries, Inc. (Case No. 2:07-cv-2159 FCD/FEB), pending in the .United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division. The Plaintiffs in both cases allege that Viking Series 3000 Aluminum Windows have defects and have caused damage. Viking denies all of the allegations. The. Courts have not made any, rulings or decisions about who is right. Am I aMember of the Class? You are a Class Member if you own or formerly owned property in California with a building in which Viking Series 3000 Aluminum Windows were installed on or after January 1, 1989, unless you have already opted out, filed a pending www.vikintaluminumwindowsettlement.net. The Claims Packet provides detailed information about how to make a claim. What If I Want to Exclude Myself from the Settlement? If you do not want to participate in the settlement you must serve, whether in person, by mail or by facsimile, so received no later than August 18, 2010, a properly completed Request for Exclusion. For details on how to properly request exclusion, please visit the settlement website at www.vlkinealundl, lumwind0wsettlement, net or call the Settlement Administrator at (866) 247-8762. What If I Wish to Object to the Settlement A hearing at which the Courts will consider whether to order Final Approval of the settlement has been scheduled for August 27, 2010 at 222 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, California, Dept. 42. You have the right to be heard in person claim or lawsuit on or before the date of this Notice alleging or through an attorney in support of or in opposition to the the Viking Series 3000 Aluminum Windows have defects, or settlement. In order to have your objections considered, you already litigated, released, and/or dismissed claims against must send a letter of objection to The Clerk of the Court, 222 Vi.king involving Viking Series 3000 Aluminum Windows. E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, California 95202, which lcRer How Do I Know I Have the Windows? must include all of the following: 1) the name and title of the You can determine whether you have the Win.dows by lawsuit (Dezst, et al. v. Vkng Industrzes, Inc., Case No. looking for several identifiers on the Windows, including: 1) CV02577h Cartwnght, et al. v. Vzkmg lndustrzes, Inc., Case an "AAMA" label that includes a Manufacturers Code No. 2:07-cv-2159 FCD/EFB); 2) your objection(s); 3) a indicating Viking Industries and Series Nos. 3100, 3300, description of any law supporting your objection(s); 4) a 3600, 3700 and 3800, or 2) the word 'Viking" is imprinted on statement of whether or not you or your lawyer will ask to the window latches and the window is made of aluminum, speak at the hearing, and if so, for how long; and 5) copies of any documents you or your lawyer will present at the hearing. What b the Proposed Settlement? Your letter must be filed with the court no later than August Under the proposed settlement, Viking has agreed to 18, 2010 and you must also serve, whether in person, by mail compensate Class Members for certain types of damage or by facsimile, so received no later than August 18, 2010, caused by the windows and to which none of the enumerated copies of your letter and supporting papers on Class Counsel exclusions apply, up to a maximum of $500 per property or Stuart Eppsteincr, Esq., 12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 155, individual living unit if a condominium or town home. San Diego, CA 92130, to Class Counsel David Birka-White, In addition, attorneys representing the class CClass 411 Hartz Avenue, Suite 200, Danville, CA 94526, and on Counsel") represent that they have not been paid any fees or Viking's counsel, Kevin P. Cody, Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & costs they have advanced to prosecute the actions. Class Bentley, 50 W. San Femando Street, Suite 1400, San Jose, Counsel will be requesting that the Court approve their CA 95113. For further details Or questions, please visit the settlement web site at request of $5.6 million for attorney's fees, costs and expenses. Any attorneys' fees, costs and expenses to be awarded Class www'vildnluminumwtndowsettllement'net or call the Counsel are separate from, and will not affect or reduce, the Settlement Administrator at (866) 247-8762. benefits to the Class Members. What Ifl Have Questions or Need Further Information? YourOptlons If you have any questions, you may contact (l) the If you are a Class Member, you have the following three Settlement Administrator at (866) 247-8762; (2) Class :choices: l) participate in the settlement; 2) do not participate Counsel Stuart Eppsteiner at (858) 350-1500 or at stuarteppsteiner@eppsteiner.com, or Class Counsel David in the settlement by excluding yourself from the settlement; or Birka-White at (925) 362-9999, or at dbw@birka-white.com; 3) object to the settlement or (3) visit the settlement website at: How Do I Participate in the Settlement? You must mail a completed Claim Form, postmarked not http://www.vtkingaluminumwindowsettlement.net later than December l, 2010, to the Settlement Administrator. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT OR THE You may obtain a Claims Packet by calling (866) 247-8762 or CLERK'S OFFICE FOR INFORMATION by visiting the settlement website at Published LCT, June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2010 Published FRB, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 2010 Rice explained, "Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties are located in the Sierra Nevada and present some very technical challenges with respect to wireless cov- erage. The ability to use white space has proven to be an ef- fective option for dealing with difficult terrain and offers an- other option for wireless con- nectivity." Although not part of the current testing, the possibili- ty exists to network PSREC's current Internet offerings and even out loads and usage, thereby increasing effective- ness as well, said Neeraj Sri- vastava, Spectrum Bridge vice president in the Business Division The experiment with PSREC, implemented in June, is the third white space exper- iment put into motion. The any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 435 BUTTERFLY VALLEY RD, QUINCY, CA, 959719613. The under- signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street 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 plus reasonable esti- mated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $196353.61. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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 feder- al savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state• Said sale will be made, in an "AS IS" condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 07/06/2010 RECONTRUST COM- PANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6- 914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927- 4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer RECON- TRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt• Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3618247 07/07/2010, 07/14/2010, 07/21/2010 Published FRB July 7, 14, 21, 2010 Equalization assessments meeting PUBLIC NOTICE PLUMAS COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: On Monday July 19, 2010, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. in the Supervisors Room in the Courthouse at 520 W. Main St., Quincy, the Board of Supervisors will meet as the Plumas County Board of Equalization. The Board will contin- ue to meet periodically until the business of equalization of assessments is finished• No reduction in a tax assessment will be made unless an application is filed with the Clerk of the Board, between July 01, 2010 and 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2010, and unless the applicant complies with the Property Tax Rules and Regulations, a copy of which is open for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk to the Board• The local assessment roll has been complet- ed and delivered by the Assessor to the County Auditor, where it is open to public inspection• Published FRB July 7, 2010 Legal Notice of Decision US Forest Service Notice of Decision - Rich Fire Recovery Project, Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District, T25N, R7E, sections 1 and 12; T25N, RBE, sections 5, 6, 7, 8 and 18; T26N, R8E, section 31; and T26N, R7E, section 36. On July 1, 2010, Michael A. Donald, District Ranger of the Mt. Hough Ranger District signed a Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Rich Fire Recovery Project. The decision authorizes implemen- tation of alternative A, the proposed action, which will: recover the economic value of fire-killed (dead) trees in high vegetation burn severity areas (133.9 acres); reduce the risk end spread of future wildfire within and adjacent to the Twain Wildland Urban Interface (WUl) by cutting, piling, and bum- ing surface and ladder fuels (under 10 inch- es diameter at breast height (dbh)} from low vegetation burn severity and unburned areas (70.6 acres); fell, lop, and scatter trees in high vegetation bum severity areas to limit long-term fuel loading in or immediately adjacent to the Twain WUI (49.7 acres); and reestablish foresl conditions (333.5 acres). Copies of the Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact are available at the Mr. Hour Ranger District, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA, 95971 or by contacting Katherine Carpenter at (530) 283-7619 or kacarpenter @ fs.fed.us. ,The 30-day comment period for this project ended on April 8, 2010. Since no substantive comments expressing concerns were received, or only supportive comments were received during the comment period, this decision is not subject to appeal (36 CFR §215.12). Implementation may begin imme- diately. Published FRB July 7,2010 first started in September 2009 in Claudville, Va., and was designed to utilize white space frequencies to supply broadband Internet to the res- idents in a town that only had dial-up service until that point. The second Spectrum Bridge experiment was with the city of Wilmington in North Carolina, which is us- ing the technology to monitor infrastructure, remotely read devices to monitor water quality, for security cameras at city parks and play- grounds, and whatever else the city can think of. The city used to send a guy out in a boat once a week to pick up the readings, Srivas- tava explained, but now it can read them remotely and in re- al time. The PSREC experiment is the third. In addition to managing usage of its elec- trical grid, the co-op looks to white space technology to fill in those pockets that are difficult to service with other Internet technology, said Rice. "That's where it will shine." The experiment has one other element, in partnership with Google Inc. Using Google's PowerMeter technol- -: ogy, consumers can measure - their electrical usage and : even monitor detailed energy : consumption remotely, on- -: line. "This project demonstrates :4 the incredible potential of this = spectrum to revolutionize not ' only wireless communica- : tions but also rural energy," : said Rick Needham, director i of Green Business Operations : at Google. The license to conduct the > experiment does not guaran- ; tee PSREC will operate the frequency on anything other : than an experimental basis, : nor does it imply the FCC is 7 obligated to make any provi- '" sions for continuing the pro- :: ject, but it does ensure : PSREC has input into the : FCC's deliberations this ' summer. Beginning our 27th year in business! During the past 26 years, we are proud to have built more than 70 homes and 100 garages in Plumas County, not to mention the hundreds of remodels, additions and insurance repairs we've done as well. With the change in the economy (specifically, fewer new housing starts), my business partner (and son) Donavon and I knew we had to change our business model. We're not going anywhere, and we still build new homes, garages and commercial buildings. So, in the past year we found there was a real need to assist homeowners in making their existing homes more efficient, attractive and valuable. We've helped lots and lots of people with all kinds of projects ...... ....................... that might have : ................... only taken 15 minutes to several days or weeks to complete. And, if we couldn't do their job, we'd ......... make sure to connect them with some- one who could. It's that kind of service and satisfaction that will help take us through our next 25 years!!! Need help REPLACING or REPAIRING: • DOORS • TRIM • WINDOWS ° PLUMBING • ROOFING • ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 FREE ADVICE FREE ESTIMATES and WE WELCOME OWNER PARTICIPATION!