Independence Day is a holiday many of us celebrate with parades, picnics, barbecues and fireworks. But in the midst of these festivities, how many of us take a moment to think of why we are celebrating this day? Is it really only because of a long ago rebellion to throw off our ties to a faraway monarchy?
Did you know last Thursday, July 1, marked the two-year anniversary of California’s hands-free law? According to California Highway Patrol statistics, far too many motorists “are still not dialed-in to the rules and are either being cited for it or becoming a grim statistic.”
By now I’m assuming most of you have heard about a budget fix the state Legislature employed last year that essentially changed laws regarding prison sentences, allowing inmates to be released at a rate of about 40,000 more per year than previously.
With the kids now out of school, and sunny weather finally here, it’s time to get out and enjoy all that Plumas County has to offer.
A quick look at our Events Around Plumas calendar reveals a number of no-cost and low-cost options, many suitable for the whole family. There are choices for every taste — from book signings to square dancing.
Exhibit guides are now available for the 2010 Plumas-Sierra County Fair. Guides may be found at numerous outlets around town: schools, banks, libraries and post offices. You may also get one at the fair office at the fairgrounds in Quincy or download all or part of it online at plumas-sierracountyfair.net/exhibit-guide.html. The theme for this year's fair is "Bales, Tails and Happy Trails."
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