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4B Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter BLOTTER, from page 3B coming through the ceiling. The caller said she contacted her landlord but needed help. The caller said she and her children were outside. Fire advised the landlord was on scene and shut the water and power off. Tuesday, Nov. 30 Burglary: At the FRC apart- ments, someone reported the main office was vandalized and keys were taken. Wednesday, Dec. 1 Stolen Vehicle: In Chester, a caller reported he was the owner of a vacant residence and when he came to check on it there was a car parked in the carport with Nevada plates. When looked up, the car came back to Hertz. In- formation was given to Hertz and the CHP. CHP REPORT Left the roadway, Nov. 25 Naomi Jefferson, 89, of Loyalton, was driving a 2068 Chevy Aveo westbound on SR-70 approaching Prospect Road at an unknown speed. CHP reported Jefferson al- lowed her vehicle to leave the roadway. The vehicle continued to travel off the roadway until it came in con- tact with a dirt embankment. Jefferson could not exit her vehicle and was located by a passerby after approxi- mately an hour. She was transported to Renown Medical Center for her injuries. The cause of the collision is under investiga- tion. Slush, Nov. 27 David Masarik, 63, of Oroville, was traveling east- bound on SR-70 approaching lower Mohawk Vista Road in a 1993 Jeep Cherokee at ap- proximately 40 mph. CHP re- ported it was snowing at the time with slushy road condi- tions. The left side tires of Masarik's vehicle contacted an accumulation of slush Ice, Nov. 27 .C. Ballantine, 52, of Carmichael, was driving a 1997 Toyota northbound on SR-89, appro.aching Dixie Canyon Road, at 45-50 mph when the vehicle hit a patch of ice, and Bailantine lost control. The vehicle went down an embankment to the east of the roadway, rolling on its top at least once, before com- ing to rest in the snow on its left side. Ballantine was trapped in- side the vehicle and sus- tained major injuries. Passenger Douglas Goff, 51, of North Highland, sustained minor injuries but crawled out of the rear window and waited for help to arrive. Ice, Nov. 28 Benjamin Gaetke, 19, of Reno, Nev., was proceeding north on Grizzly Road in his 2003 Jeep Liberty. .According to the CHP re- port, Gaetke was allegedly driving too fast on the ice: covered roads and lost con- trol, causing his vehicle to go off the road near Valley View Drive. Gaetke was uninjured. Twice the ice, Nov. 29 Benjamin Gaetke, 19, of Reno, Nev., was proceeding south on Lake Davis Road, north of Portola at 25 mph in a 2003 Jeep Liberty. According to CHP, Gaetke drove onto a patch of ice and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle rotated in a counterclockwise direction and crossed the northbound lane. The vehicle slid off the east shoulder, went down an em- bankment and hit a tree. Gaetke was not injured. Left, Dec. 1 Ralph Schroeder, 64, of Quincy, in a 2000 Subaru Legacy, was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Vrona Ave. and SR-70. Kevin Bolle, 45, of Camp- tonville, was driving east- bound on SR-70 in a 2007 Ford F450, just west of Vrona Ave. near the centerline and CHPrepor.te0cbr0ederbe- pulled his Vhiclo to ttic'lft: gan to make a left turn onto The vehicle slid across the westbound lane, into a snow berm and overturned over the north embankment. The vehicle rolled onto its roof and hit a tree. No injuries were reported. westbound SR-70 and did not see Bolle's vehicle. The front of Schroeder's vehicle collid- ed with the passenger side of Bolle's vehicle within the number one lane of SR-70. Neither party was injured. Horse Plus Humane Society This is a non-profit Horse Plus Humane SocietY Re. Box 6108 Oroville, CA 95966 530-282-5565 to rescuing equines from abuse, neglect, abandonment and worse. Its main goal is to heal those horses and adopt them to loving homes. Horses available for adoption. This message sponsored by: 362 Crescent St, Quincy 1 ' . (next to Fea:ef River Fitness, 283 9605 F 9-5:30 M-F Sat. 9-4 I I "I'm Going to Go BACK TO SCHOOL." CALSTATTEACH Teacher Credentialing Program Learn More by Scheduling a Personal Consultation with Charles Spence 257-8918 Slow down! Lassen County Supervisors want to get reduced speed limits SCHEDULE A RESTRICTED SPEED ZONES Designated Per Engineering and Traffic Suwey (C,VC Sections 22357 - 22358) County Road County Road Location Name Number Speed Llmtt Circle De Riverside Drive Moonay Road Eagle Lake Road Eaoie'"Lako Road Sears Road Center Road Johnstonville Road Johnstonvflle Road Johnstonvilla Road Johnstonville Road EL01 SV16 103 ' (A.2!) 201 (A.t) 201 (A'!) ............... 209 215 (A-27) .... 238 238 238 .... siorne FiOad . Ooylo Old Highway 342 From Richmond Road (OR 203) southerly 3400 feet From old mill entrance ( City Limits) to S. Fairfield (City Limits) From Hwy 36 south to the intersection with Ash Street (OR WW13) From Hwy 36 nodherly 1.2'miles From 1.2 miles north of Hwy 36 to 1'8 m|es Uth of GallaUn Road (CR 231) From Hwy 395 south to Janesvile'Main' Street (CR235) From 700 feet west of Cut-Off Road (CR 315) east to Hwy 395 30 MPH 30 MPH 40 MPH 50 MPH 45 MPH 40 MPH ......... 50 MPH From City'Lim;ls to 0.35 miles west of Commercial Road (CR 40 MPH 22.8) ........... From 0,35 rni]es west of (mercial Road (CR 228) to 45 MPH Commercial Road (OR 228) From Commercial Road (CR 228) to 0.7 mles west of .............................. JohnstohvSe BrOad Ea, st (,Rr 229} , , 238 From 0.7 miles west of Johnstonvile Road East (CR 229) io Johnstonvtie Road East (CR 229) 245 From Eagle Lake Road (CR 201) to Eagle Lake Road (CR 50 MPH 5O MPH 40 MPH 20!.) .................................................. From Hwy 395 west to Pickens Road (CR 349) 45 MPH Patrick Shillito Staff Writer The Lassen County Board of Supervisors would like county drivers to slow down. A recent traffic study con- ducted by the county's road department on specific roads in the city of Su- sanville and parts of the county shows speeds are too high. Riverside Drive, John- stonville Road, Center Road, Main Street in Janesville, Lakecrest Road, Richmond Road, Circle Drive, Skyline Road East, Eagle Lake Road, Stone Road, Sears Road, Spaulding Road, Mooney Road and Doyle Old High- way were included in the study. However, a few roads will have raised speed limits. According to County Pub- lic Works Director Larry Millar, the engineering and traffic studies are required to justify reduced speed lim- its and make them enforce- able by police agencies. It does not include areas that are heavily residential or school zones, which already have their own speed limit enforcements. The board voted to accept some of the results from the traffic study, except those from Richmond Road, River- side Drive and Main Street in Janesville. District 1 Supervisor Bob Pyle was not happy with the results for Richmond Road; District 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman didn't like the re- sults for Riverside Drive; and District 3 Supervisor Lloyd Keefer was unhappy with the results for Main Street in Janesville. District 4 Supervisor Bri- an Dahle worked at convinc- ing the board to at least ap- prove the resolution to ap- prove the traffic study with- out their respective roads so law enforcement agencies could start enforcing the speed limits on the other roads. Chapman was happy with the recommendation to drop the speed limit on Riverside Drive from the Old Mill en- trance to South Fairfield from the current speed limit down from 35 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour, but based on his concern for safety asked if there was a way to reduce it further to 25 miles per hour. 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He said based on the amount of residential activi- ty along the six zones on the road, the speed limit should be changed to a speed that reflects that, such as 25 miles per hour. Pyle was concerned the two zones studied along Richmond Road, from the city limits south 1,000 feet and from 1,000 feet south of the city limits to Bauer Road. Both zones were rec- ommended to inc/'ease the speed limit by 10 miles per hour each, increasing to 35 miles per hour and 55 miles per hour respectively. Engineering consultant Camille Buehler, who helped coordinate and con- duct the traffic studies, ex- plained ultimately the board had.the right to post what- ever speed limit it wants, but without the backing of a traffic study, none of those speed limits would be en- forceable. Millar and Buehler said they could come back to the board after reviewing whether there was any way to reduce the speed limit. One of Keefer's primary concerns was the California Highway Patrol already having a hard time enforc- ing the currently posted speed limits in Janesville. He was wondering if the im- pact of the study was going to affect that more than nOW. "CHP has not been able to enforce the existing posted speed limits out there (Janesville) effectively," Keefer said. "I have dealt with this numerous times on Main Street Janesville, and in later years on John- stonville Road. "I've had numerous com- plaints about speeding. I'd call CHP and they've been very responsive. They go out and make their presence known, but they remind me that they're limited in what they can do. "But what we're dealing with is a situation where the 40-45 speed limit, partic- ularly for Main Street Janesville, is way out of line. I think we're proposing something that is not going . to be acceptable to the com- munity." By Keefer's estimate, within the six zones of Main Street in Janesville, there are something like 70 drive- ways and encroachments along the road, although some of them are looped dri- veways with two entrances. Buehler explained how the traffic study looks at many factors. What it comes down to is recommended speed limits based on fac- tors such as mean speed, the average speed of four out of five drivers, and pace speed. "It's a different way of thinking," Buehler said, "as opposed to a traditional way 0f thinking, which is if we post at 35, people "should dri- ve 35 and that should be it, end of story. You're actually creating a more dangerous situation by artificially slowing people down with a speed limit that isn't whist the road is designed to han- dle. That's the speed the general public is driving at. Setting the speed limit by no means slows everyone down." While Chapman under- stood where Millar and Buehler were coming from with what the road is de- signed to handle, but that couldn't be the primary de- termining factor. "There are other elements that come into effect," Chap, man said. "The road on Riverside Drive is not de- signed to handle all that ac- tivity. The speed of the guy in the car is only one ele- ment. There's a lot more ac- tivity going on. What this (study) does is it totally ig- nores the other elements and focuses just on that one element." Millar and Buehler said they would do what they can, but are strictly regulat- ed by the state on how to conduct traffic studies. NO FEE UNLESS YOU ARE AWARDED BENEFITS DISABILITY If you're totally disabled and expect to be out of work 12 months or more, you may merit Social Security Disability even if you've been previously den ed Any reason may qualify: accident, - mental or physical illness, on-the-job or off-the- job injury Laws are being tightened. 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