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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 5B Books: Tkey are one gift that keeps on giving most people don't remember what resolutions they made last year, so they just make :!ii ! the same ones over. We all know someone who every year promises to stick to ii ::: !:!' a diet, start exercising, or LIBRARY VIEWS quit smoking. However, more ............................................................................................................. than 50 percent of Americans MARGARET MILES County Librarian December 31 is typically the time for making resolu- tions to change your life in the new year. Trouble is, vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends. Learning something new, enjoying life more, and getting out of debt are other popular resolutions. The library is definitely the place to come if you'd like to learn something new. Aside from books on every topic imaginable, we have magazines that can teach you to fix the sink, sew a quilt, construct an ar- bor, create a beautiful meal, or just expand your knowl- edge of current worl6 events. Getting out of debt can be a huge challenge, depending on the amount of your debt. "Downsized But Not Defeated: the Family Guide to Living on Less" is especially aimed at families that have been af- fected by layoffs or work re- ductions, but has advice for budgeting that will be help- ful for anyone on a limited income (and that would be all of us). Another helpful ti- tle is "The Busy Family's Guide to Money," which tells how to create savings goals, find tax breaks, and establish a plan to become debt-free. A way t enjoy life more, as well as help with your debt, is to check out movies and books from the library rather than renting or buy- ing. Of course there are books you want to own (be- cause we won't let you write in ours), but for the best-sell- er that you're only going to read once, why not borrow it for free? And if one of your resolutions is to go greener or de-clutter, this is an easy first step. As for spending more time with family, remember that all libraries are open Satur- days 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. Make a resolution to bring your family to the li- brary once a week, and make time to read aloud at home rhe library can help you achieve your goals in 2009, whether you want to change your figure or the figure in your bank account, whether you want to expand your mind or just have the option to change it. We hope to see you often in the new year. LAW, from page 4B Friday, Dec. 19 Buckets of Rain: In Quincy, a caller reported a broken wa- ter mainline with an un- known shut-off valve. Infor- mation was given to the wa- ter district. Quincy Fire was paged and would investigate. Buckets of Tears: In Chester, a caller reported a broken water line under her resi- dence. Information was given to SIFC who would handle. Power Struggle: In Portola, a caller reported a downed tree over a power line. Portola Fire was paged and informa- tion was given to CSO. Master Hacker: In Chester at High Sierra Insurance Ser- vices, someone reported an alarm. A deputy reported that the outside access panel was broken but it did not ap- pear that the inside was pene- trated. The deputy said everything was OK inside. Strictly Rural: In Greenville, a caller reported receiving threats from a neighbor re- garding her dogs and his chickens. This Story Would be Much Less Convoluted if You Just Took the Drugs: In Quincy, a caller reported tha someone she knew stopped by her of- fice to report,that a woman gave him 4ome prescription pills to take. The caller said that the person she knew said he pretended to take them but wanted to turn the pills in somewhere safe. The caller thought that the woman who gave the drugs to the person she knew was abusing narcotic medication. A deputy took possession of the medications. Saturday, Dec. 20 Further Proof that Men are Superior Decision Makers: In Graeagle, a caller requested a deputy to respond because her two male roommates handcuffed themselves to- gether with real handcuffs. They did not have a key. The caller advised they were OK but needed some assistance. The Berm Hit Me: In Quincy, a caller reported the road de- partment plowed a berm in front of her house, which caused her to wreck her car. Junior Detective: In Quincy, a caller requested extra pa- trol checks at his mother's residence, as there wasn't supposed to be anyone there and there were tire tracks in the driveway. Information was given to the deputy. Coyote Attacks on the Rise Apparently: In Chester, a deputy received a report of three male juveniles walking while wearing black and car- rying baseball bats. A deputy contacted them. They said they were waiting for a ride and carrying a bat at their fa- ther's request for protection against coyotes. CHP REPORT Front-ended, Dec. 18 Deano Wilson, 67, of Quin- cy was traveling westbound on Lawrence Street west of Cloman Avenue in a 1986 Nis- san. Wilson was preparing to park along the south curb to stop at a USPS roadside mail- towing two box-van trailers at a stated speed of 30 to 35 mph. According to the CHP, the combination vehicle was properly equipped with tire traction devises for the road- way conditions. As Martinez was descend- ing and entering a right curve in, the roadway, the CHP reported, the combina- tion of speed, ice and snow caused the vehicle to lose traction and slide off the south road edge of SR 70. The CHP said that the right front hit a wood and steel highway guardrail, which damaged about 75 feet of the guardrail. The vehicle combination began rotating clockwise to an angle of 180 degrees, which caused the back trailer to overturn onto its side. The whole unit came to rest partially blocking the eastbound lane. After the collisions, pass- ing UPS drivers and a fire chief from Peninsula Fire De- partment helped Martinez until the CHP arrived. Icy rollover, Dee. 22 Michelle King, 21, of Quin- cy was traveling westbound on SR 70 at the stated speed of 35-40 mph. The area had experienced a light snowfall earlier in the afternoon before the skies box. cleared, strained and no injuries were He began backing east- The temperature had sub- reported. bound along te.bith curb. :' gqh6rRly fallen, causing the ter checking his driver-side mirror, not realizing a 2002 Ford SUV was approaching from the rear. Richard Gilliam, 69, of Meadow Valley was driving the SUV. He saw the Nissan backing up and stopped his vehicle. The Nissan then collided with the right front of the SUV. After the collisions, the dri- vers met and began to ex- change information. roadway already covered " NEW HOMES GARAGES * CARPORTS REMODELS BASIC IMPROVEMENTS SMALL JOBS 00EATTY] I CONSTRUCTION SINCE I: 984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lie. #453927 l..(..530) 283-2035 Tractor-trailer short on traction, Dec. 19 Brian Martinez, 36. of Sparks was traveling east- bound on SR 70,. east of Quar- ry Road, in a two-axle truck, X Saves decks & siding from water damage X Downspouts Water Diverter X Custom Installation X Adds value & appeal to your house 22 COLOR CHOICES FREE ESTIMATES Licensed, fully insured. No risk to homeowner. with hard-packed snow, to be- come icy. As she began to climb up the slight grade on the east side of the Buttes, east of Maddalena Road, she lost control of the 2000 Chevrolet SUV and allowed it to run off the north side of SR 70 where it rolled onto its left side. No injuries were reported for King or her two passengers. Icy pinball, Dec. 22 Jennifer Gibbs, 30, of Reno was traveling eastbound on SR-70 east of Greenhorn Ranch Road in her 2003 Toy- ota pickup at a stated speed of 34-35 mph. It was snowing lightly and due to cold temperatures a layer of snow and ice had formed on the roadway caus- ing slippery roadway condi- tions. Gibbs' tires lost traction on the roadway and she lost con- trol of her truck. It struck a guardrail on the south side of the road and the impact forced her back to the left where her truck contin- ued across the roadway in a north easterly direction and struck a guardrail on the north side. After the collision, Gibbs continued eastbound and lat- er reported the collisions to the CHP. All three occupants of the pickup were properly re- Passing through, Dec. 22 Jorge Ortega, 27, of Las Ve- gas was traveling north- bound on US 395 in the northbound lane in a 2005 Chevrolet van at a stated speed of 65 mph on an icy roadway. He attempted to use the southbound lane to pass a slower-moving vehicle and, in doing so, crossed a loose patch of snow that was cover- ing the double yellow lines. His vehicle began to fish- tail and he lost control of it as it skidded across the south- bound lane onto the west shoulder, where it over- turned. He was transported to Renown Medical Center with minor injurms. Sliding through, Dec. 22 Debra Jones, 53, of Quincy was traveling westbound on SR-70 in her 2001 Jeep at a stated speed of approximately 40 mph. Due to recent snowfall and cold temperatures, a layer of visible ice had covered the roadway, and the traffic lanes were very slippery. As Jones continued west- bound on SR-70, her tires lost traction with the roadway and she reacted by applying her brakes. This caused her to lose con- trol of the vehicle and slide off the road into a raised snow berm and through a chain-link fence. All occupants of the vehicle were properly restrained and no injuries were reported. ice and trees, Dec. 22 Todd Plummer, 31, of Mor- gan Hill was driving an '04 Ford pickup eastbound on SR-70, west of Chandler Road, at approximately 50 miles per hour. Plummer drove over a patch of ice in the roadway and veered to the left. He applied the brakes and turned to the right and back to the left in an at: tempt to regain control of the vehicle but was unable to do so. According to the CHP, his unsafe speed for the icy road- way conditions caused him to lose control of the vehicle, which traveled in a north- easterly direction across the westbound lane where it left the roadway. The front of the truck col- lided with a tree and the force of the impact caused it to travel in a southeasterly direction where the front of the car collided with another tree. After the collision, Plum- mer was assisted by a local resident and waited for CHP arrival. The vehicle was located at its point of rest, facing in a southwesterly direction. Plummet was wearing a seatbelt and sustained very minor injuries. wishes you and yours a Safe & Happy New Year! 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