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Supervisors, CAO take heat over pay cut process

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/28/2012

 

County department heads ripped the Board of Supervisors and the county’s budget officer last week over what they perceived as the county’s “take a pay cut or else” message.

In a sometimes heated   exchange during the board’s meeting Tuesday, March 20, various county officers said they felt disrespected, intimidated and threatened by the process.

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Woodbridge hopes to build this summer

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
3/28/2012

“The hope is that we can actually get something on the ground before the end of the year. We’ll be looking for the lowest (amount to pay) and the easiest thing to do just so we get something started. We know it’s been a long time and people have been wondering. We feel we had good reasons for not being here and doing something, not the least of which is the economy,” David Wade of Woodbridge at Portola told a special joint assembly of the city’s Planning Commission and City Council March 20.

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Seventh lion killed, this one in Rush Creek

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/28/2012

Rush Creek, not far as the crow flies from Indian Valley, was the scene Thursday, March 22, of another in a series of lion killings.

This makes the seventh lion killed in Plumas County since the long stretch of dry weather turned in late January.

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Did lookout miss start of Moonlight Fire?

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
3/28/2012

Were the rumors true?

Did Forest Service employee Caleb Lief get caught peeing on his feet and smoking pot while on duty at the Red Rock Lookout the day the Moonlight Fire started, Labor Day 2007?

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Correctional leaders blast county officials

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
3/28/2012

Local criminal justice officials, tasked with implementing Assembly Bill 109, blasted county leaders last week for what the officials consider to be a lack of support and unnecessary roadblocks.

“It’s a disgrace,” Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman said. “We take two steps forward and three steps back all the time. Right now it’s just business as usual in the county. And it’s a very expensive way to do business.”

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