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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1iB OPINION Appreciating th legacy of a very generous man WHERE I STAND Waikoloa on the big island of In addition to Plumas Arts Clampus Vitus Chapter 8; validate the importance of decades to do the good work Hawai'i. Locally we knew and the Town Hall TheatreQuincy Rotary; dramaworks; the work we do building that we have become ROXANNE VALLADAO him as Grand Humbug for E. beneficiaries from the Estate The Common Good community through arts respected for, this is all EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PLUMAS ARTS Clampus Vitus Chapter 8, of Wells C. Clarke (totaling Foundation and Feather programming in addition to something that we can still Chief of the Chute Crew for $1.7 million) include: River Trout Unlimited. the essential aspect of only barely believe. Plumas County lost one of the Solar Cook Off Meadow Valley Fire For this astonishing covering annual operatingPlumas Arts will offer a our favorite citizens and responsible for the set up for Department; Plumas District distribution of funds, we all expenses, tribute to our most characters in August of 2015, that event, a heavy Hospital; Meadow Valley have Carl's 10ng-time friend But what we do have now, unexpected and beloved but the legacy of Welles equipment operator and the Schoolhouse and Plumas Jack Brown to thank, with heartfelt thanks to our benefactor as part of our 36th Carlton Clarke, Jr better,guy you would call on to get Corporation's Watershed because right up to the end Friend Captain Carl, are anniversary celebration known to us as "Captain things done. Program; Feather River Carl did not care much about funds to take care of theSaturday, June 9, at 3 p.m. Carl," will live on through No one would have ever College Foundation for the money. It was at Jack's historic facilities that we Join us as we give tribute to his magnanimous bequest to guessed that he was a man of rodeo, women's volleyball, suggestion that money be have been tasked to manage: Captain Carl and dedicate the Quincy, Meadow Valley and means. You could fmd him sand volleyball, baseball, given to the community and the Town Hall Theatre, circa mural on the back of Town beyond, for generations to most evenings at the Plumas softball and basketball teams he handled the arduous task 1936, and the former Capitol Hall Theatre where his come. Club, most any Clamper and Feather River Fitness; as executor of Carl's estate Saloon, which is now the likeness smiles out to And so will the stories doins', the annual Solar Cook Plumas Community Radio; without compensation. So Plumas Arts Gallery. So now passers-by. Off or Sunday afternoons at Buck's Lake Fire here again we recognize awe do not have to have a At 4 p.m the celebration about him, and maybe even more, the stories that he told the Town Hall Theatre where Department; Plumas Countylabor of love by another panic attack when something moves to Dame Shirley plaza us in that voice of his that he sat in that same seat,Search and Rescue; Plumascommunity-minded citizen,breaks or needs repair, for a party with free could only be the voice of Captain Carl's seat, to see County Museum; Plumas With his donation to We also established a admission, circus fun and "The Cap'n." All of us got every movie we showed from Hospice and Quincy High Plumas Arts, we were given a Plumas Arts Endowment games provided by bits and pieces of a colorful animated fairytales to the School; the Meadow Valleyfoundation that we had only with funds held in publicQUIRCUS, and past retold around campfires bang-bang action thrillerCommunity; Our Savior dreamed of before. We still trust and returns invested in dance-inspiring funk, rock, or at the bar of the Plumas shoot-'em-ups and everything Lutheran Church; Quincy need to write grants, do community arts services. New Orleans-style jazz music Club he worked: as a in between. Untied Methodist and St fundraising and manage That endowment also by the eight-piece, ship's captain out of Newport He loved the theatre and John's Catholic churches;earned income programs, provides opportunity for horn-heavy band Beach chartering trips for cared deeply for his Plumas Rapids Swim Team; Memberships are still theothers who may be interested RIGMAROLE. There will also the likes of Richard Burton, community. We learned that Feather River Land Trust;backbone of our support in a legacy donation to help be a no host beer, wine and for the Army Corp of in his final wishes he wanted Central Plumas Recreationbase. Annual membership to keep local arts thriving in beverage bar and a barbeque Engineers bulldozing roads to make sure that some of his District; Quincy and Eastdonations of $40, $50, $100 or our community for well into meal available for purchase. in (what was then) Burma assets made their way to Quincy Beautification more from hundreds of the future. As an Thank you Captain Carl for and the creation of the benefit the Town Hall Programs; Quincy MS Girls; individuals, families organization that has worked giving us so much more to Kawalhae Harbor in Theatre. Quincy Little League; E. businesses and organizations hard and struggled for celebrate! Retaking control of cannabis policy -- good solution available WHERE I STAND operations on the other. The MAUCO initiative of the ScoTr COREY Ph.D. POLITICAL SCIENCE Personally? If someone could promise me I would never smell pot again, it would be 40 years too late. Nevertheless, as a matter of public policy, I will make a law and order argument in favor of limited commercial cannabis production in Plumas County. In order to take back control of cannabis policy, the Board of Supervisors should quickly enact an interim measure to "grap.dfather" icenses of produ cers who had pemits - in this county in previous years. In essence, they should legislate the status quo of 2016. Currently, the county is increasingly trapped between a pretense of re-established prohibition, on one hand, and a program of large-scale, sophisticated Keep Plumas Green will be on the November ballot. It allows operations of up to 22,000 square feet, and has licensing requirements so demanding that small producers will have difficulty complying. Yet, legally, it cannot be changed by a single word before or after the vote, except by a new initiative. If MAUCO falls, the Moratorium wins by sheer inertia. It was enacted out of caution and to gain time, but a severe electoral showdown will harden the!political lines,and make it the default outcome. The pretense that prohibition is enforceable will become a shared illusion, doomed to fall. The Board cannot change the ballot initiative, but it can preempt it politically by creating a better alternative than the Moratorium. Voters will be less likely to uphold a nation. But it is obvious that that is not a practical solution. Nevertheless, despite the paranoia and exacerbated fears of gun owners, the NRA and various greedy manufacturers, all guns should be registered, and their owners should be held fully responsible for their safe keeping. Wallace B. Eshleman Quincy LETTERS, from page lOB force in America. We no longer require dependence upon our farmers and hunters for our militia -- as we did during the Revolutionary War. Removal of all of those civilian guns whose sole purpose is to kill other human beings would undoubtedly lead to a safer large, rigid block of regulation if there is a rational,realistic course of action under way. Realistically, Plumas is probably a middle level cannabis producing county in California. For simplicity, past production can be thought of in three categories, legal small plots, illegal small plots, and cartel grows, There are numerous producers in the county who have dutifully complied with licensing requirements under the old medical marijuana law and, as a part of that process, identified themsetvts to the Sherifl s Office. As an interim solution, the Board could "grandfather" those licenses to the same people (working in the same locations) who have operated them in the last few years. Done properly, this would achieve three things. First, the legal producers would be limited to those who have already shown themselves responsible in the context of our community. Most Plumas County residents do not even know that there have been legal producers here for many years. If they are that innocuous, they can serve as models for what works here now. So, the Board should require reporting on water, pesticide, and fertilizer use, and a survey the neighbors. If this has to be sell-reporting, then so be it, but I would be surprised if this kind of research were not immune to FDA bans on studying the drug itself. There must be an enterprising Ag professor or grad student out there somewhere. Eight or nine months from now, Plumas County might become the only jurisdiction in America to make its cannabis decisions on the basis of hard data that applies locally. Second, we could better manage the threat of crime by funding the fight against cartel production. My single greatest concern with attempting to reinstitute weaker bad people, and from here (and the state punish you ff you resist "track and trace" program buying their very expensive can be used to show origin), "insurance." ff we have a it will be certified safer than solid structure of fees and the rest of the market can taxes, and direct that funding promise. to law enforcement, legal To me, nothing is ever production could help pay for going to make sense out of its own protection and for tearing up vegetation, vigorous action against the putting it in your mouth, and cartel producers in the setting it on fire. Also, I forest, agree with SheriffHagwood Third, local rules could that much depends on the create positive incentives to attitude of the cannabis responsible behavior. At community. Giggly defiance least in the early years, all has always been a part of the legally produced cannabis pot scene. If they now act like might be required to sell at they can spike the ball in the specific times and places, the end zone, no amount of sane, mid other " m Uerate reasonmg gomg" ' commodities have been sold to matter. at auction elsewhere. In this But reasonable measures way, testing could be are worth trying as part of uniform and public, prices the larger American open to inspection, security recovery from an irrational simplified, and taxes would drug control regime. For be transparent and decades, cannabis has been enforceable. Producers could put in the same class as also be required to meet heroin (and worse than standards of chemical purity, meth). For decades, the and if they failed, the crop powers that be have made us would be destroyed on site. feel we had vigorous Growers could form protection against dangerous sell-insurance pools to drugs by arresting tens of protect against complete loss millions of people for pot. For in the case of sabotage, the same period, they have The advantage here is that quietly promoted opioids local regulation could give that kill tens of thousands of local producers an edge that American annually. Treating other areas do not have. cannabis like alcohol and Other areas and growers are tobacco ends its function as competing to achieve the whipping boy of reputations for quality on a American drug control, and product that is basically not allows us to turn our good for your health. I gather attention and our taxes that a large proportion of against the substances that California cannabis fails are truly killing us. chemical testing. If it comes prohibition Js'tt atdt play - .- :tobacco into the hands of the cartels. For decades, the laws against cannabis have been all stick and no carrot, and use remains at about 10 percent of the population (one time experimenters, and former users would be much larger statistics). Trying to suppress production with less funding, and lower penalties can be expected to yield a predictably bad result. Illegal small production will expand, but growers will be reluctant to trust law enforcement to protect it from other sorts of crime. This is a formula for inviting the cartel thugs to become, as the saying goes, "Police for people who cannot call the police." That is the polite description for extortion, protection rackets, and the like. Powerful bad people will protect you from Contact your elected officials PLUM AS COUNTY SUPERVISORS- 520 Main Street, Room 309, Quincy, CA 95971; (530) 283-6170; FAX: (530) 283-6288; E-Mail: pcbs@eountyofplumas.com. Individual supervisors can be e-mailed from links on the county website: countyofplumas.com PRESIDENT - Donald J. Trump, the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20500. (202) 456-1414. Fax: 202-456-2461. E-mail: whitehouse.gov/contact/ U.S. SENATOR- Dianne Feinstein (D), 331 Hart Senate Office Bldg Washington, D.C. 20510. (202) 224-3841; FAX: 202-228-3954; TI'Y/TDD: (202) 224-2501. District Office: One Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104; Phone: (415) 393-0707; Fax: (415) 393-0710. Website: feinstein.senate.gov. U.S. SENATOR - Kamala Harris (D). www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator. 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510. Phone: 202-224- 3553/Fax: 202-224-2200. U,S. REPRESENTATIVE, 1st DIST.- Doug LaMalfa. 322 Cannon HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515. (202) 225-3076. wwwJ.z~lalfa J-Iouse.gov.; Facebook.com/RepLaMalfa; twitter: @RepLaMalfa. DISTRICT OFFICE: 2862 Olive Hwy, Suite D, Oroville, CA 95965, (530) 534-7100, FAX (530) 534-7800. STATE SENATOR, 1st DIST.- Ted Gaines. State Capitol, Room 3070, Sacramento, CA 95814. (9i6) 651-4001, FAX: (916) 324-2680. El Dorado Hills Constituent Service Center: 4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 112, E1 Dorado Hills, CA 95762. (916) 933-7213, FAX (916) 933-7234. Redding Constituent Service Center: 1670 Market St Suite 244, Redding, CA 96001, (530) 225-3142, FAX (530) 225-3143. Plumas County Animal Shelter 201 N Mill Creek Road, Quincy, CA 95971 [530) 283-3673 STATE ASSEMBLYMAN, 1st DIST. - Brian Dahle, State Capitol, Suite 2158, Sacramento, CA 94249-00001, (916) 319-2001; FAX (916) 319-2103. District Office: 280 Hemsted Dr Ste. #110, Redding, CA 96002; (530) 223-6300, FAX (530) 223-6737. GOVERNOR. Jerry Brown, office of the Governor, State Capitol, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814. Website: gov.ca.gov/(916) 445-2841. FAX: (916) 558-3160. I I Pn II Sheba Holly Bear Bear Sheba is a female black Lab mix. She is very sweet and likes to play. Holly is a black lab cross, not spayed. She's about 2 years old, and would be best suited to a home with no young children, as she is mouthy. 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