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l_lg I- t liligm.liilNmlglOUDI i ILi.agilllllmIHIliiHlllinUil 6A Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 Indian Valley Record I ctr" Fi d ache " Jason Theobald the minimum number of Staff Writer II/f members required for deliber- jtheobald@plumasnews.com I was such a bad teacher, why ative bodies, such as school boards, to conduct business. Less than a week after be- wouldthey wantto relocate me to Kemmer brought her con- ing told that she had been re- cerns regarding the Septem- II leased from her position for the Chester site? ber meeting to Plumes Uni- unspecified reasons, Moun- fled School District Superin- tain Valley Child Develop- tendent Glenn Harris Oct. 4, ment (MVCD) preschool Grace Kemmer, preschool teacher an act she feels sparked retri- teacher and Indian Valley site button against her that ulti- Pacific Gas and Electric continuing to upgrade thesupervisor Grace Kemmer re- mately ledtohertermination. Company (PG&E) announced safety of our system." ceived word that .the decision specifically ratio and person- her findings, in addition to a Two days later, Oct. 6, a for- that with the start of the new The rate increases are low- had been rescinded, al rights violations, staff complaint, that led to the mal and anonymous corn- year, residential customers er than the trend for all U.S. In a letter dated Dec. 15, Kemmer expressed shock disciplineletter, plaint was filed against Kern- will see flatto moderate in- consumer prices, which in- MVCD Director Sally Mr- and anger at the allegations "Well, we don't have verymet with the CCL. The corn- creases in gas and electric creased 3.4 percent over the Gowan informed Kemmer in the discipline letter, as she many staff," Kemmer said.plaint, according to Kemmer, rates, which cover the Utili- most recently measured 12- that her reinstatement was had never had a complaint, "Supposedly it (the complaint is almost word for word what ty's costs of buying energy, month period (November due to the MVCD board of di- formal or otherwise, in the that led to the discipline let- was written in the discipli- investing in new plants and 2010 to NOvember 2011), ac- rectors being unaware that entirety of her career. In addi- ter) was brought on by a staff nary letter she received in equipment, and paying forcording to the U.S. Depart- her status as out on a work- tion, the letter said that if the member, but I was never told May. state mandates such as spe- ment of Labor. ers' compensation leave of current situation at the Indi- who, and I haven't been el- Later in October, LeeAnn cial programs to help income- "Although,electric and gas absence should have been an Valley site didn't change lowed to see the complaint Shaffer, a representative from qualified customers, rates fluctuate from year to considered in their decision she faced relocation to from thestaff member, if CCL's regional office in PG&E's average rates for res- year, we.have managed to to terminate. The letter went Chester State Preschool, the there even is one." Chico, conducted an unan- idential gas customers will dip keep them below the rate of on to clarify the reasons for other site operated by MVCD, The next Kemmer heard of nounced visit and investiga- 0.3 percent compared to Janu- inflation over the past five Kemmer's termination, stat- or other measures including the allegations made against tion regarding the complaint. cry 2011 and increase 1.8 per- years," Bottorffadded. ing that she was released due possible termination, her came in late September On Dec. 12, the MVCD cent over December 2011. Aver- The anuary electric rateto performance issues that This prompted Kemmer to 2011 when she learned of a board of directors met for a age residential electric rates change will provide increased would be addressed once her ask, "If I was such a badMVCD board meeting with aregular meeting, and in will increase 2.9 percent over revenues to repair and replace leave of absence ended and teacher, why would they want closed session discussionclosed session made the deci- Jan. 1, 2011, or 2.4 percent over aging infrastructure and invest she returned to work, with to relocate me to the Chester item regarding the former di- sion to terminate Kemmer. December 2011 (see table for av- in clean energy supplies,no mention of more serious site?" rector,s investigation into the After reconvening for public erage estimated bill impacts), among Other needs. Electric allegations. According to Community Indian Valley site and herself, session the board informed "We know our customers and gas rates have not been af- Kemmer said the trouble at Care Licensing (CCL), a divi- According to Kemmer, the in- Kemmer of its decision, and care more than ever aboutfected by PG&E's costs stem- Indian Valley Statesion of the California Depart- vestigation was supposed to offered her the option of an their energy bills duringming from the San Bruno Preschool, one of two ment of Social Services, per- have consisted of 13 inter- exit interview. Kemmer de- these difficult economic tragedy/which have been berne preschools operated by sonal rights violations can in- views, but she has yet to see clined, and told the board that times, so we continue to focus by the utility's shareholders. MVCD, began in January 2010 clude any action that. in- the results of the interviews, she would take the matter be- on keeping rate increases as Pacific Gas and Electric as personnel issues involving fringes upon the personalInstead, atthe Sept. 30 meet- fore the Grand Jury. modest as possible while rats- Company, a subsidiary of two employees at the Indian rightsofa student, ing, she sat through a reading Four days later, Dec. 16, the ing enough revenue to contin- PG&E Corporation (NYSE: Valley site. Kemmer was not Ratio violations can occur of the allegations leviedofficial results of the CCL in- ue to provide safe and reliable PCG), is one Of the largest one of the employees. Both anytime the teacher-to-stu- against her from the 13 inter- vestigation were made public. service," said Tom Bottorff, combined natural, gas andemployees no longer work for dent ratio at a preschool site views, ail of which she re- The report states, "A com- senior vice president of regu- electric utilities in the United MVCD, one having been let go exceeds the maximum el- quested be read publicly and plaint investigation visit was latory relations for PG&E. States. Based in San Francis- due to budget cuts and the lowed under CCL regulations, not in closed session, made to the facility by LPA "These revenues help us co, with 20,000 employees the other resigning. The ratio fluctuates depend- According to Kemmer, the LeeAnn Shaffer. It was eli serve customers by reducing company delivers some of the Thai same year Kemmer re-ing on the age of the children MVCD board meeting held leged personal rights were vi- the frequency of electrical nation's cleanest energy to 15 ceived, in her words, nothing attending the preschool, hum- sept. 30 violated the Brown olated and ratio was not being outages, improving the re- million people in Northern but praise in her annual re- bet of aides, number of teach- Act in two ways. First, she met. The Staff denies both al- sponsiveness of our call cen- and Central California. For view from the former director ers and qualifications of the said she did not receive proper legations. During today's vis- ters, providing more conve- more information, visit of MVCD. She expressed con- teachers. Ratio violations (24-hour) notification regard- it, LPA Shaffer did not ob- nient services and, above all, pge.com/about/newsroom, fusion about the sudden shift, may also include teachers ing her involvement in the serve any personal rights vio- wondering how the appraisal performing tasks such as cler- closed session item. In fact, lations and ratio was correct. iiiiiiiiiiiii i ii !iiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiii iiii of her performance could ical or janitorial that would she learned that she would be During the investigation, in- shift so dramatically in the keep the teacher from her du- discussed in closed session at terviews were conducted. : iil ii li span of a year. ty tocare for and supervise the meeting. Second, only two Based on available informa- Kemmer had been complete- students, board members were present, tion, the allegation is unable Customer December January Change ly unaware of any complaints Kemmer said-she was told as the other members of the to be proved or disproved and usage 2011 2012 or concerns regardingher em- that prior to her discipline board had resigned earlier in determined inconclusive." 550 kWh $86.23 $89.!1 $3.08 ployment with MVCD untilletter the former director of the year, and replacements Kemmer added Shaffer had she received the first discipli- MVCD had conducted her had yet to be selected, told her that there was no evi- 850 kwh $180.43 $184123 $3.80 nary letter of her 22-year ca- own investigation into allege- Per MVCD's bylaws, its dence supporting the allege- 1,500 kwh $396.72 $402A0 $5.38 reer in May 2011. n her words, tions concerning ratio and board of directors must have tions and that the people in- the letter contained false al- personal rights violations at at least three members pre- terviewed could not offer So'ume: Pacific Gas and Electric Co. legationsof misconduct, the Indian Valley site. It was sent to constitute a quorum, firsthand accounts, rather they were repeating what PUBLIC NOTICES they had heard, and that the matter was closed. Low-Cost Lab Testino Just Got Better! Now you can get the tests you need when you need them! Choose from the following list, every month, all year long. When contacted regarding / the investigation Shaffer for- School Street, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01- warded Feather Publishing's t Crescent Mills property sale 94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale inquiry to California Depart- NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 11- Information: (800) 281 8219 By: Trustee's ment of Social Services repre- 0106300 Title Order No. 110476592 APN Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, sentative Oscar Ramirez. No. 111-061-010-000 YOU ARE IN N.A., is a debt cSllector attempting to collect DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST. a debt. Any information obtained will be Ramirez was able to verify DATED 9/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.145041 that the investigation had in- ... Complete Blood Count $11 i.! ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25/2012 deed been closed, and could ..... IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF Published IVR not elaborate on the allega- .... ~:::~::~:*~:'~: (Without Differential) :~.~: YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE Jan. 11, 18, 25, 2012 iii:: ......................... ~.NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST tions of the complaint. ...... YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A It should be noted that the ] LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that Last Chance Creek Phase II reinstatement letter from'Mc- RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly Restoration Project Gowan also did not specify I appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of USDA Forest Service what actions had allegedly Trust executed by MARGARET E. GARCIA Plumes National Forest AND JULIAN K. WELLS, WIFE AND HUS- Beckwourth Ranger District been taken to violate stu- Vi ' . ii i dents' personal rights, and [ ,ttammD, ZS-hydroxy. i iil BAND AS JOINT TENANTS, dated Plumas, Califomia 9/14/2005 and recorded 912312005, asThe USDA Forest Service Plumas National Kemmer chose not to elabo- Hem~10binAlC :" $25 !i! Instrument No. 2005-0010229, in Book, Forest, Beckwourth Ranger Distriot is begin- rate on the allegations, saying ~+;~ ...... . .......... + Page ), of Official Records in the office of the ning the scoping process for the Last that she still intended to pur- BH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)~ : $25ii County Recorderof Plumes County, State of Chance Creek Phase II Restoration Project. ~; Califomia, will sell on 02/03/2012 at 9:00AM, - A detailed description of the purpose and sue legal redress and didn't FreeT4 1525 At the Main Street entrance to the County need and proposed action is available online want to discuss their nature. ...... Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, on the Plumes National Forest webpage At almost the same time as $ ~ ! Plumes County, CA al public auction, to the under Land and Resources Management. If the official results of the in- i ii~!~i: highest bidder for cash or check as you would like a hardcopy of the document described below, payable in full at time of please contact Antonio Duefias, project vestigation were made public, sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to leader, via one of themethods listed below, Kemmer received the letter and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, under comment procedures, from McGowan telling her of in the property situated in said County and The Last Chance Creek Phase II the board's decision to re- ~!~il~ State and as more fully described in the Restoration Project is located on National scind her termination. above referenced Deed of Trust. The street Forest System lands in the Last Chance Testing also availableatthe :,~ address and other common designation, if Creek Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 5 On Dec. 20, Kemmer was any, of the real property described above is Watershed, in the Plumes National Forest reevaluated by her physician followinglocations: il;;i purported to be: 201 SCHOOL STREET, Land and Resource Management Plan (PNF and told that her ,workers' I CRESCENT MILLS, CA, 95934. The under- LRMP) Management Area 40 (Last compensation leave, which Graeagle Medical Clinic i!i; signed Trustee disclaims any liability for any Chance). The project area is in Sections 9, began in September 2011, I Monday&Wednesday8am-12pm incorrectness of the street address and 10, 11, 14, and 15 of T26N. R13E and other common designat!on, if any, shown Sections 15, 16, and 17 of T26N, R14E. would continue until. Feb. 1, 530.836.1122 herein. The total amount of the unpaid bal- The Proposed Action is to restore approxi- 2012. Kemmer stated she is ance with interest thereon of the obligation merely 7.8 miles of Last Chance Creek and certain that when she comes Loyalton Hospital .,:~, secured by the property to be sold plus rea- short reaches of the confluence zones of b ark from her leave of ab- sonable estimated costs, expenses and two tributaries (Stone Dairy Creek and Monday & Wednesday 8:30am-12pm advances at the time of the initial publication Clerks Creek) to a functioning condition by sence she will face termina- 530,993.1231 i!i~ of the Notice of Sale is $165.240.84. It is re-connecting the channel to its floodplain, tion again. possible that at the time of sale the opening The attached document describes the cam- In her words, ?If they (the ~;~ ::bid may be less than the total indebtedness ment procedures, proposed action, project MVCD directors) went after ~::: Indian Valley Medical Clinic ::::~: due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will Iocation, purpose of and a need for the pro- me, to get rid of me, what. accept .cashier's checks drawn on a state or posed action, decision to be made, and the would change?" Monday - Thursday 8am-9am i~,~ national bank, a check drawn by a slate or responsible official. The decision on this pro- :~~ 530.284.6116 federal credit union, or a check drawn by a ject is expected by summer of 2012. Kemmer said that she and ~+~,~~,~.~.~+.~,~;~~.ii state or federal sav~gs and loan associa- Send written comments to Beckwourth her family have suffered both Paymentdueattimeofservice. ~: tion, savings association, or savings bank District Ranger, Deb Bumpus c/o Antonio emotionally and physically .... specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Duehas Beckwourth Ranger District, PC from the strain the situation Insurance will notbe billed. ~: Code and authorized to do business in this Box 7, Blairsden, CA 96103. Objections may You must be 18 years or older. ~ state. Said sale will be made, in an "AS IS" be submitted by FAX (530-836-0493) or by has caused. The Indian Valley Please fast for 12hours priortoyourb,ooddraw, i~ condition, but without covenant or warranty, hand-delivery to the Beckwourth Ranger community, according to express or implied, regarding title, posses- District Office, dudng normal business hours Kemmer, has had little re- *Thesepricesare forlabworkonly;officevisits ~ sion or encumbrances, to satisfythe indebt- (Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pro). sponse regarding the situa- scheduled/billedseparately. ~:i; edness secured by said Deed of Trust, Electronic objections, =n. acceptable plain tion, but what response she advances thereunder, with interest as pro- text (.txt), rich text (Xff) or Word (.doc)] for- vlded, and the unpaid principal of the Note mats, may be submitted to: comments- has heard has been nothing secured by said Deed of Trust with interest pacificsouthwest-plumas-beck- but supportive. thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, wourth@fs.fed.us with Subject: Last Chance "I would like people to know charges and expenses of the Trustee and of Creek Phase II Restoration Project. that whatever accu sations the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: have been put against me, they required by the provisions of section 2923.5 Antonio Duehas, Project Leader, Plumes of the California Civil Code, the declaration National Forest, Beckwourth Ranger aren't true," Kemmer said. from the mongagee, beneficiary or autho- District, PC Box 7, Blairsden, CA 96103 "They've not been proved. I've dzed agent is attached to the Notice of (530) 836-2575. been completely cleared by the Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appro- Published FRB; IVR, PR state, and the investigation has priate County Recorder's Office. DATED: Jan. 11,2012 01D5/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, been closed."