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6B Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Missing ballots allegations untrue Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor dfragnoli@plumasnews.om At the end of a recent polit- ical forum, supervisor candi- date Dick Lundy referred to "hundreds" of "missing" bal- lots in the June primary elec- tion. The comment followed several weeks of rumors, phone calls, e-mails and let- ters alleging a number of mail ballots were not count- ed. Those allegations carried with them the suggestion that Lundy would not be in a run-off election with J.P. Kennedy if all the ballots had been counted. Plumas County Clerk Recorder Kathy Williams said there are no "missing" ballots. She explained the misunderstanding came from a procedural mistake. When elections officials process ballots, they save a voter history for each one. The history includes the last five or six elections and shows whether the person voted and whether he or she voted by mail or at a precinct. Voter histories are avail- able for purchase. Both the Lundy and Kennedy cam- paigns purchased histories. When they approached some voters about not voting, the voters said they did vote, ear- ly and by mail. When the voters called the clerk-recorder's office they were told their voter histo- ries showed they did not vote. Thus the rumors were born. Williams retrieved the ac- tual ballot envelopes. If the envelope is empty, the ballot was counted. An audit showed the ballots in ques- tion were counted. Because Mail Ballots Issued Mail Ballots Not Returned Percent not returned June 6, 2006 Primary Election with supervisor race 1,765 461 26% June 8, 2010 Primary Election with supervisor race 2,154 586 27% of a procedural error, the vot- er histories were not updat- ed. All of the ballots in ques- tion were processed on the same day, so Williams audit- ed everything for that day. The glitch affected 45 voter histories, not "hundreds." The voter histories have now been updated. , Williams also said her of- fice received 88 late ballots. Twenty-nine of those were from District 5, the area Kennedy and Lundy hope to represent. Late ballots are date stamped and kept intact -- they are never opened. The whole affair raised questions about slow mail service. Graeagle mail goes first to Reno, then to Sacra- mento and then to Quincy. In Sacramento, the postal service was bundling the bal- lots with other mail. Williams said she talked to a postal supervisor there who said the service would stop bundling the ballots and send them on as individual pieces. That should help expedite re- turn of mail ballots said Williams. Graeagle voters also ques- tioned why the postal service in Quincy held mail ballots for the recent all-mail Plumas District Hospital Measure B ballot but did not do the same for other areas in other elections. Williams said when the post office holds ballots, her staff has to go to the post of- fice and physically pick up the ballots. She simply doesn't have the staff to pro- vide that service at all post offices in the county. Williams reiterated several times that it is the voter's re- sponsibility to keep registra- tion current and to vote ear- ly. "Vote-by-mail ballots are not forwardable. If an ad- dress has changed, the post office returns the ballot to our office," said Williams. "Voters who have moved, changed mailing address, name or party must complete a new registration card." Voters can always check their status or the status of their ballot at the clerk- recorder's office, 283-6256. Burn ban rescinded Fri., Oct. 8 Effective Friday, Oct. 8 at 8 a.m., the California De- partment of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit has rescinded the suspen- for any fires that escape their control. Burning can only .be done on permissive burn days. To find out if it is a permissive burn day, contact your local sion on all burning on State Air Pollution Control Dis- Responsibility Area Lands within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties. Burn per- mits are not required until May. I, 2011. Following are some impor- tant things to remember regarding residential burning: Residents may be held civilly and criminally liable trict (APCD). Lassen County -252-4247 Modoc County -233-5522 Northern Sierra Air Quality .Management Dis- trict (includes Chester, Quincy and Plumas County) -289 -3662 Only natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned. Household garbage may not be burned. Do not burn on windy days. You cannot burn in a burn barrel unless you live in an area where it is per- missible. Contact your APCD to determine if you live in one of these areas. You do not need a burn permit until May 1, 2011. For more information on debris burning, contact your local fire department or visit the Cal Fire website at fire.ca.gov. Fish, pi&'. and property CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS CARRIE WILSON California Department of Fish & Game CalOutdoors@dfg.ca.gov Hunting wild pigs over bait on a licensed game ranch? Q: Can you hunt feral pigs (aka wild hogs) from a stand over bait, if it is on a com- pletely enclosed, high fence, licensed game ranch? I was offered such a hunt and the landowner said I wouldn't even need pig tags. Although it's allowed in other states, I didn't think it was legal to do in California and so I didn't pursue it. Would it be legal if the rancher had released his own domestically bred pigs to run wild, as he is doing legally with other exotic game animals? A: No, it is not legal to hunt feral hogs over bait. However, if domestic swine are released into an area en- closed by escape-proof fenc- ing, the pigs retain their sta- tus as domestic livestock and are neither feral nor game mammals protected by Fish and Game laws. Based upon your descrip- tion, this would not be hunt- ing but instead killing do- mestic animals owned by the rancher. If this is being advertised as "wild hog hunting" and sold as a hunt, there may b e issues regard- ing violations of California Business and Professions Code. Fishing in the aqueduct? Q: Is it legal to fish in the California Aqueduct sys- tem? A: Yes, it is legal to fish in certain areas but not legal to trespass. Some of these ar- eas are fenced or posted to keep folks out. Many people fish for stripers in the aque- duct. Check the regulations for where you may fish. What's the free for fish- ing in an MPA? Q: I was recently cited for fishing in a Marine Protect- ed Area (MPA). I wasn't fa- miliar with the area and went into the MP'A uninten- tionally and fished. I am not denying that I did, but am wondering what the penalty can be for that? A: You can look up the bail and penalty schedule for the code section you were cited for at courtin- fo.ca.gov/reference/docume nts/2009 jcbail.pdf to see the penalties listed, but it is en- tirely up to the court what fines are imposed. Keep in mind too that with the addi- tional court fees and other processing costs that come with each ticket, your total may be double what the bail schedule calls for. Retrieving confiscated property after a viola- tion? Q: When a person is caught in the act ofa viola, tion, given a citation to ap- pear in court, and then has his equipment (firearms, rods, reels, camping gear, vehicles, etc.) confiscated, can the property taken by the game wardens ever be retrieved? What if charges are then dismissed by the Superior Court judge? If the citation lists the model num- ber and brand name as evi- dence, can the equipment taken by the officers then be retrieved? Do the DFG officers have the ability to take equip- ment home for themselves if the person that committed crime never tries or gets the chance to get their property released back to them? Otherwise, after a certain amount of time, is all confis- cated property sold in public auction? If so, when and where does this take place and is there a website? Is there an itemized list of what's available and/or the prices if not sold by auction? A: Once the case is adjudi- cated, the judge decides to have the gear either re- turned to the defendants or forfeited to DFG. If the judge forfeits the gear to DFG, then there are two options: If the gear is in poor condition and not safe to use, it is destroyed, If it is in good condition, it may be distributed to our scientists or game wardens in need of equipment for use in the field, and for work-re- lated use only. For all other gear confis- cated and not returned to de- fendants as ordered by judges, DFG basically has three options: put the gear into work-related use, de- stroy it or sell it at a public auction, Confiscated fishing gear is usually donated to DFG's Fishing in the City or Cali- fornia Fishing Passport pro- grams for use by the public during promotional fishing events. All confiscated firearms not returned by the courts are destroyed by law unless they have collector value, in which case they may be do- nated to a museum or educa- tional facility for display. Public auctions for confiscat- ed gear are not frequently held, but when they are, DFG is re- quired to provide public notice through local newspapers. Carrie Wilson is a marine biologist with the California Department ofFish and Game. While she cannot per- sonally answer everyone's questions, she will select a few to answer each week. Contact her at CalOut- doors@dfg.ca.gov. Tire Amnesty Days in Plumas County Plumas County Public Works will hold a tire amnesty day Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pub- lic Works, 1834 East Main St. in Quincy. Passenger truck or car tires without rims will be ac- PUBLIC NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO, 2010-0000206 (Expires: 8/18/2015) The following person(s) LVare doing business SS:TRENDZ. Business Address: 131 Main Street, Chester, CA 96020; County of Plumas; (530) 269- 5174. Mailing Address: 904 Red River Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137. Karen A. Blue, 904 Red River Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96'1.37. This business is conducted by: Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 8/18/2010. Signed: Is/Karen A. Blue, Owner. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Ptumss County on the date indicated below: Filed: August 18, 2010. Kathlean Williams, County Clerk By: Sue Cliff, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13,2010 Abandons business name STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the following Fictitious Business Name: BODY & SOUL. Business Address: 56 Harbis0n Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971; County of Plumss. Judy Forcino, 131 Indian Falls Road, Crescent Mitts, CA 95934; Jennifer McQuarrle, 258 Cote Street, Quincy, CA 95971. This business was conducted by General Partnership. Original Fictitious Business Name File Number: 2008-0000270. Odginal Filing Date:l 0/07/2008. Began Transacting Business: 10/07/2008. Signed: Jennifer Day McQuarrie This statement was filed with the County Clark of Plumss County on date indicated below. Filed: Sept. 16, 2010 Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By Marcy DeMarfile, Deputy. Published FRS, IVR, CP, PR Sept. 29, Oct. B, 13, 20, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-0000228 (Expires: 9/9/2015) The following person(e) is/are doing business as: HOONDOG'S PERSONAL CHEF SER, VICES. Business Address: 1201 Grizzly Road, Portola, CA 96122; County of Plumes; (530) 708-0007. Mailing Address: PO Box 41, Portola, CA 96122. David Aguiar, 1201 Grizzly Road, Portola, CA 96122. This business is conducted by: Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 9/9/2010. Signed: Is/David Aguiar. This statement was filed  the office of the County Clerk of Plumss County on the date indicated below: Filed: Sept. 9, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Sue Cliff, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-0000234 (Expires: 9/16/2015) The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BODY & SOUL. Business Address: 56 Harbison Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971; County of Plumss; (530) 283-0484. Mailing Address: 56 Harbison Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971. Jennifer Day McQuarrie, 256 Cate Street, Quincy, CA 95971. This business is conducted by: Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 9/16/2010. Signed: Is/Jennifer Day McQuarrle. This statement was flied in the o ffce of the County Clerk of Plumss County on the date indicated below: Filed: Sept. 16, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Marcy DeMarUle, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-(}000238 (Expires: 9/22/2015) The follewing person(s) are doing business as: AL'S DRIFTWOOD TAXIDERMY. Business Address: 58708 Gill Ranch Road, Cromberg, CA 96103; County of Plumes; (530) 8361028. Mailing Address: PO Box 30189, Cromberg, CA 96103. Alan Ray Williams, 58708 Gill Ranch Road, Cromberg, CA 96103; Linda Lee Williams, 58708 Gill Ranch Road, Cromberg, CA 96103. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 9/22/2010.Signed: Is/Linda Lee Williams. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plumas County on the date indicated below: Filed: Sept. 212, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By:Sue Cliff, Deputy Published: FRB, ]VR, PR, CP Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-0000237 (Expires: 9/21/2015) The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MY SKINS BEST FRIEND Business Address: 3119 Grizzly Road, Portola, CA 96122; County of Plumes; (530) 276-5959. Mailing Address: 3119 Grizzly Road, Portola, CA 96122, Roni Halvorson, 3119 Grizzly Road, Portola, CA 96122. This business is conducted by: Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 9/21/2010. Signed: Is/Roni Haivorson. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plumes County on the date dicated below: Filed: Sept. 21, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Sue Cliff, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2010 NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-0000248 (Expir: 10/7/2015) The following person(s} is/ars doing business as: HAZEL FAYE BOUTIQUE, HAZEL FAYE BOUTIQUES Business Address: 47 Shasta Trail, Graeagle, CA 96103; County of Plumas; (530) 836- 1816. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 502, Graeagle, CA 96103. Jennifer West, 47 Shasta Trail, Graeagle, CA 96103. This business is conducted by: Individual The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 10/7/2010. Signed:/s/Jennifer West. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plumas County on the date indicated below: Filed: Oct. 7, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County'Clerk By: Sue Cliff, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2010 Bids for water reports REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) LANDFILL GROUNDWATER QUALITY MONITORING AND REPORTING FOR THE COUNTY OF PLUMAS The Solid Waste Division of the Plumas County Department of Public Works will accept Proposals from qualified water quali- ty analytical laboratories, certified in the State of California, for the ongoing collection of groundwater samples and analysis of those samples for the operation of the Gopher Hill Municipal Landfill and Chester Municipal Landfills. Sampling and analysis the discharge waters of the Gopher Hill Leachate Pond wil! also be required. The Request for Proposals document is available on the website of the Plumas County Department of Public Works, which may be viewed at: http://www.countyofplumas.com/index.aspx ?hid=617. Responses to this Request for Proposal must be received no later than Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 5:00 PM. See the complete RFP for other submittal require- ments. Robert A. Perreauit, Jr., P.E. Director of Public Works Plumes County, California September 27, 2010 Publishod: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Oct. 6, 13, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010.0000242 (Expires: 9/28/2015) The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAKE ALMANOR WEST MEN'S CLUB. Business Address: 111 Slim Drive, Chester, CA 96020; County of Plumas; (530) 259- 4555. Mailing Address: PO Box 618, Chester, CA 96020. Patdck Knudsen, 269 Osprey Loop, Chester, CA 96020; Frank Neth, 264 Lake Almanor West, Chester, CA 96020. This business is conducted by: Joint Venture. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 9/28/2010. Signed:/s/Patrick KnudSen. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plumes County on the date indicated below: Filed: Sept. 28, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Laura L Foster, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010 cepted. No more than nine tires will be accepted from any one user. (California law prohibits transport of more than nine tires at any time.) There is" no charge for Plumas County residents. Plumas County reserves the right to stop accepting tires for free disposal at any time, with or without notice. Free disposal is not available for tire dealers or other busi- nesses. There will be a 2011 tire amnesty event in Chester. A grant from the Califor- nia Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (Cal- Recycle) funds the tire amnesty, which is sponsored by Plumas County Depart- ment of Public Works, De- partment of Conservation- Division of Recycling and the Rural Counties' Environ- mental Services Joint Pow- ers Authority. Funding for this program is limited. Stewarship meeting The Pacific Forest and Wa- tershed Lands Stewardship Council, a land conservation and youth investment foun- dation, will have a board of directors meeting Wednes- day, Oct. 20, in Modesto. Of local interest, the board will consider the selection of the Feather River Land Trust to hold the conserva- tion easement over all of the lands in the Mountain Mead- ows Reservoir planning unit, which PG&E will retain, and all of the lands in the Butt Valley planning unit, which PG&E will also retain. Members of the public are welcome to attend and pro- vide feedback and sugges- tions to the board. When: Wednesday, Oct. 20. 16, 1- 5 p.m. Where: Modesto Centre, Stanislaus.Room, 1000 L St., Modesto For more information about the Stewardship Council visit stewardshipcouncil.org. :5 years experience with Social Security DISABILITY \\; (775) 825-1616 J EE 1-877'832-8757 I se habla espaSol / DISABILITY ASSOCIATES J