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2A Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 Feather River Bulletin ssem lyma on n ue voices I North State Assemblyman bills go out." and Chief Republican Whip Last year, the "fire tax" Dan Logue recently an- passed on a simple majority nounced that in mid-August basis. This new law requires the state Board of Equaliza- nearly a million rural Cali- tion will begin sending out fornians who own habitable taxbills to the first of 825,000- structures in an SRA to pay a plus Californians who own new annual tax of $150 for habitable structures in a every habitable structure state responsibility area found on their property. (SRA). The new law requires The "fire tax" also impacts taxpayers to pay within 30 rural residents because many days of receiving a bill or of these property owners al- face steep penalties and inter- ready pay an annual assess- est. ment for fire services and "I have opposed this new won't receive any benefit tax from the beginning, be- from the tax, according to cause I believe it is unconsti- Logue. Moreover, many tutional and a blatant at- North State residents in the tempt to circumvent Proposi- SPA are seniors and families tion 26 restrictions," said on fixed incomes who are al- Logue. "The liberals simply ready struggling to get by in called it a 'fee' to skirt the the current tough times. two-thirds vote requirement "The Sacramento bureau- designed to protect taxpay- crats claim the purpose of ers. this so-called 'fire prevention "I intend to join a lawsuit fee' is to prevent fires, but in asking the courts to halt this truth the millions of dollars illegal money-grab as soon as collected will be used to fund possible. However, procedu- CalFire's existing bureaucra- rally no one can file a lawsuit cy rather than expand the to stop the tax until after the state's fire prevention efforts," said Logue. "I'm fed up with state agencies' mon- ey shell games and slush funds and I believe California taxpayers are too!" To find out whether they live in an SRA and might soon receive a fire tax bill, residents can visit the state responsibility area viewer at fireprevention- "The path to economic re- ;::: ::: . covery for California will not be found in another shell- :::: '::::= game tax scheme," said Logue. "We need to focus on the basics, balance the state budget, reduce regulatory burdens to encourage busi- ness growth and investment. I am committed to working to put California back to work and together, I believe we can." Assemblyman Logue represen ts the California Legisla ture's 3rd Assembly District, which includes the communities of Butte, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba. Hospice volunteer training scheduled Are you interested in be- it is like being a midwife at September. The trainers are coming a hospice volunteer? the other end of life's jour- Shelley Morrison and Jackie If so, you have probably been ney, assisting families with Trotter. Pre-registration and touched by a hospice experi- as peaceful a passage as pos- a $15 fee is required. This in- ence, perhaps by a family sible. Scheduling volunteer cludes a training manual and member or friend, time is flexible, so even those a book. To register call the Plumas Community Hos- who work full-time can par- hospice director, Sue Jones, pice is looking for compas- ticipate. New volunteers will at394-7228. sionate and caring people to be paired with and mentored The training classes will be volunteer their time. Those by experienced volunteers held at Plumas District Hos- interested can be trained to and monthly meetings are pital in Quincy on the follow- help patients or be a volun- held to provide ongoing sup- ingdates: teer Friend of Hospice. port, sharing and training. Being a hospice volunteer A comprehensive volun- Saturday, Sept.8,9a.m.-4p.m. is veryrewarding. Formany,teer training is set for O% 40% Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 1 - 5 p.m. WHAT'S Lots to choose from ~ and Have fun at the fair! *Excludes product Rescue workers assist Paradise woman Jackie M. Foster after extricating her from her destroyed Subaru on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 2, on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon near Quarry Road. Foster was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence following the single-car crash, which temporarily shut down the highway in both directions. Photo by Dan McDonald II ingl II In Dan McDonald The accident forced tempo-report, Foster was heading Staff Writer rary closure of Highway 70 in westbound on Highway 70 at dmcdonald@plumasnews.comboth directions just west of about 55 miles per hour when Quarry Road. The highway "due to her state of intoxica- A Paradise woman was was opened to one lane of tion" she allowed the car to hospitalized Thursday after- traffic while the rescue oper- drift off the roadway and onto noon, Aug 2, after the car she ,ation was still under way. the north shoulder. was driving crashed and Because of the Chips Fire,The report said Foster rolled on Highway 70 in the much of the traffic on theover-corrected and steered Feather River Canyon. highway was firefighting per- abruptly to the left, back onto Jackie yr. Foster, 63, was sonnel driving to and fromthe roadway, and then transported to plumas Dis- the Belden area. Some of the abruptly to the right. trict Hospital with unknown wildland firefighters return- The Subaru struck the injuries following the 3 p.m. ing from the fire stopped to mountainside and over- accident, assist the CHP and other res- turned, sliding along the Emergency personnel werecue workers at the scene, north shoulder before coming forced to use power saws to "Special thanks to the wild- extricate Foster from her land firefighters for their as- torest. mangled 2003 Subaru Out-sistance at the scene," CHP Foster, who was the only back that had come to rest on officer Dana Eliason wrote in person in the car, was con- the passenger side. his report, scious during the extraction, According to the California Eliason also thanked the which took nearly an hour. Highway Patrol, Foster was Quincy Volunteer Fire De- A representative in the intoxicated. She was arrested partment, the rescue squad, PDH emergency room said on a charge of driving under PDH and Caltrans for theirFriday that she was not al- the influence, support at the scene, lowed to provide information According to Eliason's on Foster's condition. In a recent survey, 61% of people fear outliving their money more than they fear dying. Insured retirement solutions can help.They're designed to protect your retirement income, and unlike other savings options, they may also provide guaranteed lifetime income. Let's talk about it. Contact me today. $ Feather Financial 20A Crescent Street Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-2341 feather financial I Tax and Insurance Services Youth soccer sign-ups begin; coach needed~ The Central Plumas Recre- Feather River College. ation and Park District is Anyone interested in vol- now accepting registration unteering is encouraged to for the 2012 Youth Soccer contact the recreation dis- League. This instructional trict, as coaches and referees league will teach soccer fun- are needed. "We want to en- damentals in a fun, recre- courage all participants, no ational atmosphere. Volun- matter their skill level, to teer coaches will focus on come sign up to play," said skill development, physical league coordinator Jeren fitness, rules, game strategy, Seibel. good sportsmanship and "We are recommending team play. that all participants register Players will be placed as soon as possible to ensure into one of the following divi- their spot in the league." Reg- sions based on their istration will be accepted at grade/age: kindergarten, the recreation district office, first and second grade, 34 Fairground Road. Call the third and fourth grade, fifth Recreation District at 283- and sixth grade, and under 3278 for more information on 15. Games will be played youth soccer and other on Saturday mornings at CPRPDprograms. CORRECTION In a July 18 article entitled "Survey finds employee morale low at PDH," the high- speed Internet project was mistakenly attributed to Frontier Communications in- stead of Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications, a sub- .sidiary of Plumas-Sierra Rur- al Electric Cooperative. LAKE ALMANOR HIRING Part-Time Positions Jr High-High School Math & Science Teachers A Bachelor's degree and teaching experience are required, We are looking for a caring, enthusiastic teacher with a servant's heart for God. LACS is an A Beka DVD assisted school. Email resume or pick up an application at the school Contact Floren Suetos for additional information 2610 Highway A13, Lake Almanor, CA 96137 596-4100 or 596-3683 I