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Lassen County Times, Westwood PinePress ,Tuesday Now.6~ 2.007 II Public Notices Notice of Decision TO PREPARE A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION As Lead Agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, Lassen County is prepanng a Mitigated Negative Declaralion for the following project: Applicant: Lassen County Department of Public Works File No.: Susanville Ranch Park Trails Project: Construction of a multi-use, non- motorized trail facility that would add approx: imately 13.5 miles of new trails to the existing 8 miles of trails in Susanville Ranch Park. Location: The project site is located at 478-200 Meadowview Drive. in Susanville. Zoning: PUD. U-C, U-C-2. O-S (Planned Unit Development, Upland Conservation District. Upland Conservation Resource Management District. Open Space.) A.P.N.(s): 101-050-54, 25 Staff Contact: Joel Rathje, Trails CoordinatorPursuanl to the California Environmental Quality Act. Lassen County is the Lead Agency for the project identified above and is preparing a Mitigated Negative Declaration stating that with mitigation mea- sures incorporated into the project, there is no substantial evidence in the record, as cur- rently filed, which indicates that the proposed project may have a significant effect on lhe environment, The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for review at the Lassan County Department of Public Works 707 Nevada Street. Susanville, California. The review period will be from November 6, 2007 to December 5, 2007. Any comments you may have regarding this proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration must be sub- mitted to the Lassen C~unty Department of Community Development prior to the end of the review period. For the County of Lassen, Larry Millar, Director Department of Public Works Environmental Review Officer Published LCT Nov. 6, 2007 [nvitation to Bid Notice Inviting Sealed Bids Notice is hereby given that the Susanville Sanitary District will accept bids for the Pump and control system for the Eastside Sewage Lift Station for two pumps, pump bases, con- trols and rail system. Item specifications may be reviewed and will be available at SSD's District Office located at 45 S. Roop Street. Susanville. CA 96130. Questions regarding the specifications and equipment required should be addressed to Randy O'Hern, General Manager (530) 257-5665. Sealed bids will be received at Susanville Sanitary District P.O, Box 152. Susanville. CA 96130. physical address~ 45 S. Roop Street, Susanville, CA 96130, until November 30, 2007at 4:00 p.m. pacific lime. Bids received after that time will nol be accepted. Bids wilt be opened in public and LETTERS, from page 9C politics must play second fid- dle to getting the job done. From all this, and again within the limits prescribed by the Constitution that he has sworn to protect, the good president distills what's best for the nation as a whole. Then he sells his proposals to Congress and the people. If they're the right ideas, they'll sell. Of course, some bad ideas sell, too. When that happens, he concedes that his policies have failed, then changes course. Why? Because getting things right is all that matters. The main factor that distinguishes good presidents from bad is their readiness to switch gears when necessary. Our worst presidents weren't evil men; they simply failed to see that when you're off course, "stay- ing the course" is folly. These qualities, far more than party affiliation, cam- paign pledges or pre-election stands on specific issues, are what we should seek in our presidents. Thomas E. Braun Susanville Mirror, mirror Get a life Tanya. You are approaching 40 years of age and you are upset because you were not asked to show proof of age when purchasing o1' demon rum. Perhaps the clerk recognized you from your last purchase of the devil's brew. Or possibly to others you do not look like a teenager any- more. As my dear old Pappy use tosay "don't look for trou- ble where none exists." Toss the vanity and face life like the rest of us. I believe all the local stores do a fine job of screening underage tobacco and liquor purchase attempts. Edward O. Zacher Susanville Internet cowards Anonymity is at present inherent to the Internet; how- ever the Internet cowards who spew forth their sadistic pro- paganda designed to create hate, distortions or mean-spir- ited personal animosities are in the same category as the Muslim terrorist and the criminal who prey on the unsuspecting. Various Internet terrorists have desecrated free speech to include falsehoods, libel and individual character assassi- nation. These frustrated Internet terrorists imagine themselves as crusaders for a single cause or delight in con- ducting fictitious polls that somehow are supposed to be authentic which the Web site viewer is to believe. The individual(s) who post these distortions on their Web sites are so confident of their anonymity that they know no limits to their abusiveness, unless of course they can be identified which may occur in the foreseeable future. But until the Internet providers require more accountability, the spineless hate-mongers will continue to emerge from their slimy cesspools to broad- cast their invectiveness. If they won't identify them- selves, its nothing more than the ravings of a lunatic. James G. Forbes SusanviUe CalPERS retirees California Public Employees' Retirement System, CalPERS retirees in your circulation areas, such as myself, will soon receive a ballot in the mail for the important CalPERS election in 16 years. Retired CalPERS members are voting for who will repre- sent them in the retirees' seat. A position critical for main- taining the pension and bene- fits we earned during our careers of public service. None of the three candi- dates running for the seat received 51 percent of the votes necessary to win the seat outright when the first mail balloting took place this fall. The two top vote-getters are now facing a run-off race, Power outage from a distance This broken suspension insulator is pictured with the bullet that shot it down from the Chestnut substation at 6 a.m. on Friday, in Antelope Lake. The bullet caused a power outage that affected 300 people in the area for approximately 90 minutes. The Lassen Municipal Utility District still doesn't know who shot the insulator. Photo by Patrick Shillito which will be held between Nov. 9 and Dec. 10. Fortunately, state retirees have an easy choice to make - Perry Kenny is clearly the most experienced and knowl- edgeable of the two candi- dates. He was elected three times to serve as President of the California State Employees Association, which created CalPERS dur- ing the Depression. Perry Kenny also served three terms on the National Council for Public Employee Systems. The full CSEA Board endorses him and the CSEA Retirees, Inc which together repre- sents 140,000 retired and active state employees. Additionally, three current CalPERS Board members, including Robert Carlson, the man Kenny would replace when Carlson retires in January after 37 years on the CalPERS Board, endorse him. Perry Kenny knows the issues of CaIPERS retirees and has a long record of standing up for us during attempted pension raids. He has fought alongside us to keep ever-rising health care costs down. He is opponent is a virtual unknown, but he is outspend- ing Kenny with money com- ing from international unions and their associates outside of California. We deserve more than an unknown with ties to out-of-state interests. We need to elect a retirees' representative with a proven track record and a true com- mitment to CalPERS retirees. Cast you ballot for Perry Kenny - the retiree advocate. Don Prine SusanviUe Dyer Mountain What is happening now? Lawsuits have been filed against Lassen County and its supervisors by three groups, saying they were not in com- pliance with the California Environmental .Quality Act yet they have the go ahead for Dyer Mountain Associates to begin their project. This holds great signifi- cance for me as a Mountain Maidu. The reason is that my maternal grandfather John Peconum, a Mountain Maidu, and his family atone time held title to the land where much of this project will be built. They had Indian land grants given to they by the U.S. Government that covered the land from Keddie Ridge, to Hamilton Branch on the north side of Dyer Mountain. A U.S. government Indian agent supposedly looking after their interests managed to sell their land out from under them to private parties and then abscond with the ill- gotten proceeds. In later years, when my family tried to be compensated those from private parties put in legal obstacles so airtight that this was impossible. Even though I sympathize with those who are trying to stop this project, you can say With a certainty that the agreements that Lassen County signed with DMA will be just as airtight. You can als0 bet that the conglomerate that DMA is putting together will have a lot of legal muscle to try and stop any effort to bring their project to a halt. As an Indian traditionalist, l say to DMA that there is a constant and it is: if you abuse land of my ancestors you will face dire consequences, for their spirits still hold forth upon this land. Ray Morales Susanville read aloud shortly after the specified closing time. Interested parties are invited to attend. The SSD Board of Directors reserves the right to reject ~ or all bids. Dated this 19 Lday~tNov ember, 2007 Deborah L.' St~- Treasurer Published LCT Nov. 6, 13, 20, 2007 Estate of CHAPMAN NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF WARREN E. CHAPMAN aka WARREN CHAPMAN Case Number P-7671 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contin- gent creditors, and persons who may other- w~se be interested in the writ or estate, or both, of WARREN E. CHAPMAN aka WAR- REN CHAPMAN A Petition For Probate has been filed by JAMES L. CHAPMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of LASSEN. The Petition For Probate requests that JAMES L CHAPMAN be appointed as per- sonal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any. codicils are available for exami- nation in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer 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 impor- tant actions, however, the personal represen- tative will be required to give notice to inter- ested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on December 3, 2007 at 1:30 p.m Dept. 1, located at Superior Court of California, County of Lassen, 220 South Lassen Street, SusanviUe, CA 96130. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the peti- tion, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections, or file written objec- tions with the court before the .hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and maila copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months lrom 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 formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Section 1250 of the CaliforniaProbate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is avail- able trom the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Jill N. Robbins, Esq. 227796, Law Offices of Eugene B. Chittock, 100 So. Lassen St Susanville, CA 96130 Telephone: (530) 257-9351 Published LCT Comp, from page 9C protects the weak at the expense of the strong. The careless worker who -.mentJao .n-mclvthe y mjur s mseit Is entmeo would be Willing to give As with all social we -: to the same benefits as the fare programs, the cost of careful worker who is injured by a co-worker or by the employer's negli- gence. And employers are prohibited from taking disciplinary action against employees who of injuries covered andmany people ask me how file workers' compensa-the level of benefits pro- they can get workers' up a leg for. Need I say more? Workers' compensation is a social welfare pro- gram. As with all such programs, it essentially Schwarzeriegger made reducing workers' com- pensation costs one of his top priorities, But is this fair to the employee who is injured due to no fault of his own? Over the years, I have had workers' compensation has vastly exceeded what was anticipated. Consequently, there has been a push in recent years to reduce the types 'anqndustrial injury they:'e did not cause. This is the wrong question. The bet- ter question is how to avoid the workers' com- pensation trap. I'll leave that question for another time. Realtor (530) 310-1973 Now's the perfect time to do those improvements around the house. Maybe some new windows, new roof, etc ! 2605 Riverside Dr.