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6A Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 Portola Reporter PUBLIC NOTICES Fourth Avenue, Portola property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA-11- 465567-LL Order #: 937566 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/5/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or feder- al credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or sav- ings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and autho- rized to de business in this state, will be hek by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, posses- sion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the nolo(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) rea- sonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN. THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JUDITH E NICKERSON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AND THOMAS NICK- ERSON, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 6/7/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0004654 in book XXX, p,ge XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of PLUMAS County, California; Date of Sale: 1/25/2012 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the front steps of the County Courthouse, 520 Main St., Quincy, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $212,538.66 The purported property address is: 481 FOURTH AVE POR- TOLA, CA 96122-0000 Assessor's Parcel No. 126-163-001-000 126-163-001 The under- signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designa- tion is shown, directions to the Iocatiod of the property may be obtained by sending a writ- ten request Io the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the 'return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the succesS- ful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a relum of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended te exercise the note holders right's against the real prop- erty only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMA- TION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit oblig- ations. I DSPub #00177371/4/20121/11/2012 1/18/2012 Published PR Jan. 4, 11, 18, 2012 Kristen Way, Clio property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 453794CA Loan No. 0688780139 Title Order No. 952530 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-24- 2005. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-25- 2012 at ,11:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECON- VEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Record.ed 11-02-2005, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 2006-0011836, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of PLUMAS County, California, executed by: STANLEY M. HILL AND TERRY L. HILL, HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or sav- ings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Cede and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title; possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining pdncipal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: THE MAIN STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 520 MAIN STREET, QUIN- CY, CA Lega] Description: LOT 11, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN MAP ENTI- TLED ."MOUNTAIN VIEW ESTATES", FILED FEBRUARY 15, 1996 IN THE OFFICE OF THE PL, UMAS COUNTY RECORDER, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, IN BOOK 8 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 4. Amount of unpaid bal- ance and other charges: $330,487.31 (esti. mated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2968 KRIS- TEN WAY CLIO, CA 96106 APN Number: 123-340-019-000 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common desig- nation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as iS'. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has con- tacted the borrower(s) to assess their finan- cial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or thal it has made efforts to con- tact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid tore- closure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12-22-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee ISAAC PACHECO, ASSISTANT SECRE- TARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatswnrth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4162272 01/04/2012, 01/11/2012, 01/18/2012 Published PR Jan. 4, 1!, 18, 2012 Pacific Street, Portola property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SAL, = TS No. 11- 00631b0 Title Order No. 110376300 Investor/Insurer No. 0001219576 APN No. 126-167-003 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/22/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANA- TION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEED- ING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CON- TACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JOHN CARL ANDERSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN, AS SOLE AND SEP- ARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/22/2003 and recorded 12/4/2003, as Instrument No. 2003- 0014477, in Book, Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Plumes County, State Of California, will sell on 01/27/2012 at 11:00AM, At the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 520 Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 at public auction, to the highest bidder . for cash or check as described below, PilIIN 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 6esignation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 660 PACIFIC STREET, POR- TOLA, CA, 96122. The undersigned.Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectnsss of the street address and other common desig- nation, 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 estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the ini- tial publication of the Notice of Sale is $92,670.83. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the ttotal 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 orfederal savings and loan association, savings association, or sav- ings 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 warran- ty, express or implied, regarding title, posses- sion or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebt- edness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provid. ed, 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: 11/02/2011 RECONTRUST COMPA- NY, N.A. 1800 Tape Canyon Rd., CA6-914- 01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By:-- Trustee's Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a den collector attempting to collect a debt. Amy information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4161485 01/04/2012, 01/11/2012, 01/18/2012 Published PR Jan. 4, 11, 18, 2012 Estate of Accomazzo NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE of Ernest Accomazzo, decedent Case Number PR1t-00057 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contin- gent creditors, and persons who may other- wise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Ernest Accomazzo A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: Stacey Accamazzo in the Supedor Court of California, County of Plu'mas. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: Stacey Accemazzo be appointed as per- sonal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's wills and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to adminis- ter 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 important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The inde- pendent administration authority will be grant- ed unless an interested person files an objec. tion to the petitk and shows good cause why the court should not grant lhe authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Jan. 23, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., at the Superior Court of California, County of Plumas, Room 104, Dept. 2, 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 written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingenl creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from lhe 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 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 provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Alice M. King, Altomey at Law, PO Box 3926, Quincy, CA 95971, phone: (530) 283-0325, FAX; (530) 283-0537; SBN: 144687. Endorsed Dec. 27, 2011. Deborah Norrie, Clerk of the Court By K. Green, Deputy Clerk. Published PR Jan. 4, 11, 18, 2012 Morning Dove Lane, Clio property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 11-517620 INC Title Order No. 110139486-CA-BFI APN 123-110-086 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/13/07. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROP- ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/31/12 at 11:00 a.m., Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the power of sale con- rained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on 04/23/07 in Instrument No. 2007-0003318 of Official records in the Office Of the Recorder of PLUMAS County, California, executed by: Benny A. Hrbacek, a Married Man as His Sole and Separate Property, as Trustor, in favor of U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee for the' LXS 2007-12N, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGH- EST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a stale or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank speci- fied in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), at the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 1900 MORNING DOVE LANE, CLIO, CA 96106 The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". PARCEL ONE: PARCEL 4, AS SHOWN UPON THAT CER- TAIN PARCEL MAP FILED APRIL 9, 1982 IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF PLUMAS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, IN BOOK 8 OF PARCEL MAPS, AT PAGE 67. PARCEL TWO: AN EASEMENT, NON. EXCLUSIVE FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OVER THOSE CERTAIN 60 FOOT WIDE EASEMENTS DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO CAL-SlERRA TITLE COM- PANY, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, RECORDED NOVEMBER 22, 1965, BOOK 171, OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 1122, PLUMAS COUNTY RECORDS. PARCEL THREE: AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE FACILITIES OVER AND ACROSS MORNING DOVE DRIVE, BLACK- BIRD ROAD, SWALLOW DRIVE, "C" ROAD AND WOODPECKER ROAD ALL AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN MAP ENTI- TLED, "PARCEL MAP FOR KEN SUMMERS, ET AL", FILED NOVEMBER 24, 1980 IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF PLUMAS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, BOOK 7 OF PARCEL MAPS, PAGE 113. The under- signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expens- es of the Truslee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $248,091.88 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary ander said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The uhdersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such rocordation. Requirements of SBl137 have been met pursuant tO the Notice of Sale Declaration of record. DATE: 12/30/11 Robbis Weaver Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation c/o 4665 MacArthur Court, Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Phone: (866) 260-9285 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (847)627-8803 www.aztectrustee.com For Trustee's Sale Information Call 714-730-2727 http://www.lpsasap.com ASAP# 4169858 01/11/2012, 01/18/2012, 01/25/2012 Published PR Jan. 11, 18, 25, 2012 Windsong, Clio property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11- 0103149 Title Order No. 110470428 Investor/Insurer No. 872791543 APN No. 131-110-018-000 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/28/2006. 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 PROCEEOING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to th0 Deed of Trust executed by RHODORA D CASTRO AND FERDINAND N CASTRO, dated 02/28/2006 and recorded 3/14/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0002008, in Book, Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Plumas County, State of California, will sell on 02/10/2012 at 11:00AM, At the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 at public auction, to 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 situ- ated in said County and State and as more iully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other com- mon designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 169 WlNDSONG, CLIO, CA, 96106. The under- signed Trustee disclaims any liability forany incorrectness of the slreel address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The tolal 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 $212,938.68. 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 federal savings and loan association, savings association, or sav- ings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Fin;;ncial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an "AS IS" condition, but without covenant or warran- ty, express or implied, regarding title, posses- sion or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebt- edness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provid- ed, 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: 01/13/2012 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 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4164497 01/1 ]/2012, 01/25/2012, 02/01/2012 Published PR Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1,2012 Upper Dotta Canyon Restoration Project USDA Forest Service Plumas National Forest Beckwourth Ranger District Plumas County, California Opportunity to Comment The Forest Service, Plumas National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger District, has prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Upper Dotta Canyon Restoration Project. Alternative 1 (proposed action) proposes to restore 2.9 miles of stream channel and 263 acres of riparian and meadow habitat along Red Clover Creek to a functioning condition by re- connecting the existing gullied channel to its floodplain using the pond and plug technique. The Upper Dotta Canyon Restoration Project is located in the upper reaches of Red Clover Valley, approximately seven air miles north- east of Portola, CA, in T24N., R14E., Sections 25, 26, and 36. The EA is available online on the Plumas National Forest webpage (www.fs.fed.us/r5/plumas) click on the Land and Resources Management tab. If you would like a hardcopy ot the document or need further information please contact Brendan Waterman, Interdisciplinary Team Leader, (530)836-2575. The purpose of this comment period is to'pro- vide an opportunity for the public to provide early and meaningful participation on a. pro- posed action prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official. Those who pro- vide comments during this comment period are eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR part 215 regulations. How to Comment and Timeframe Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted for 30 calendar clays follow- ing the publication of this notice in the Feather River Bulletin, Portola Reporter, and Indian Valley Record. The publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period' for this analysis. Those wishing to comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. The regulations prohibit extending the length of the comment period. Written comments must be submitted to: Deb Bumpus, Beckwourth District Ranger, c/o Brendan Waterman, Beckwourth Ranger District, PO Box 7, Biairsden, CA 96103. Comments may be submitted by FAX (530)836-0493 or by hand-delivery to the Beckwourth Ranger Office, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pro). Electronic comments must be sub- mitled'in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.dec) to: comments-pacificsouthwest- plumas-beckwourth@fs.fed.us. In cases where no identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identily will be required for appeal eligibility. If using an elec- Ironic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification: It is the responsibilily of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. Only those who submit time- ly comments will have eligibility to appeal the subsequent decision under 36 CFR 215. Published FRB, PR, IVR Jan. 18, 2012 County to raise pay for deputy district attorneys Dan McDonald O Staff Writer d mcdonald@plumasnews.com Plumas County's two assis- tant district attorneys and BOARD OF the department's fiscal offi- SUPERVISORS cer are getting a pay raise. By a 4-1 vote, the county's 1;OUNDUP Board of Supervisors ap- that although the raises are proved the district attorney's permanent, the funding is request at its Tuesday, Jan. not. He said he didn't know 10, meeting, where the money would Grant money previously come from next year. awarded to the sheriff's de: "The reality is, I'm going partment will pay for the to have to cobble something raises, together," Hollister said. "I District Attorney David believe public safety is the Hollister said securing the priority for any local govern- pay increase was "a priority" ment. And I will continue to in the face of an increasing ask the board to treat it that workload from Assembly Bill way." 109 criminal justice realign- Supervisor Terry Swofford ment. Hollister has argued the agreed that the district attor- neys are under-paid. But he county's assistant district at- voted against the raises. torneys are the lowest-paid "We've just taken some of in the state. Their counter- our other county employees parts in some larger counties and cut them," Swofford earn twice as much. And said. "I know what's going to those Counties are hiring happen. I'm going to catch thanks to state funding to 'you know what' out there. pay for AB 109 costs. Because we take money from He said Plumas risks los- people like the road depart- ing its prosecutors to other ment and then turn around counties. And he said hiring and give money to somebody replacements would be diffi- else." cult under the current salary structure. Forest Service letter "One of my priorities is Plumas County joined getting the funding for our Butte, Sierra and Tehama deputy district attorneys up, counties in sending a joint so we are no longer last in letter tothe U.S. Forest Ser- the state. I have to do that," vice in Washington, D.C. Hollister told the supervi- The supervisors unani- sots. mously voted to endorse the The increase will raise the message to Forest Service attorneys' pay from the Chief Tom Tidwellregarding $46,000 range to the "low-to- a number of concerns, in- mid 50s," according to Hollis- cluding the Plumas National ter. He added that even with Fo.rest Travel Management the raise, the county's dis- Plan. trict attorneys' pay is still The letter emphasized that the state's lowest. Northern California counties The district attorney's of- want to have a sa, in deci- fire is funding the raises sionsthat impact tlJem. with $34,233 that the sheriff "Management decisions received from a U.S. Depart- which affect our counties ment Of Justice grant. Sheriff have become burdensome to Greg Hagwood offered to the point that some counties transfer the money to help are seeking judicial relief," the district attorney, the letter stated. "These reg- About $18,000 of the money ulatory policies are troubling will fund raises and benefits because the USFS Region 5 for the deputy district attor- management decisions have neys and their department's impacted access, reci'eation fiscal officer. Hollister said and local economies of our the fiscal officer's duties counties." have also "significantly in- Supervisor Sherrie Thrall creased" because of the crim- said the letter was an impor- inaljustice realignment, tant first step. It was the cul- The rest of the grant mort- mination Of an eight-month ey will pay for computers effort to get the counties to and software to upgrade the speak with one voice. She case management system, added it's difficult to get two and for a table in an expand- supervisors from all five ed conference room. counties together at the same Hollister said having a con- time. ference room would allow his "It's a big job, but I think it office to conduct sensitive was worth it," Thrall said. business away from the pub- "The letter is generic. But we lic areas. He said it was j.ust need to put (the Forest Ser- as necessary as the pay in- vice) on notice that we, creases, again, request coordination." '2 am not going to talk (in She added that other the hallway) to the father of a Northern California counties 13-year-old who has been sex- have expressed interest in ually assaulted, in front of joining the alliance. the defendant's family, any- "It's a good first step to more. That's outrageous," fighting a fight where we are Hollister said. going to draw blood," Super- Hollister acknowledged visor Jon Kennedy added. We'rehere to help with REPLACING or REPAIRING: DOORS TRIM WINDOWS PLUMBING ROOFING ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 Advocate program gets grant The Plumas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program has been awarded a $4,000 grant by Walton's Griz- zly Lodge Stein Family Foun- dation at Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to help sustain the position of volunteer coordinator. CASA volunteers facilitate better outcomes for children in the child welfare system by knowing the individual child, gaining an understand- ing of his or her unique needs and communicating that information to others working on the case in order to obtain relevant services. For more information about how to support the CASA program or become a volunteer advocate, contact Plumas CASA at 283-2227.