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Traci Downey puts the finishing touch on a tiered wedding cake. Traci specializes in custom cakes and will be featured on “Good Day Sacramento” on Feb. 11. Photos by Debra Moore
When local baker Traci Downey watched “Good Day Sacramento” last month, she had no idea what would happen next.
The show she saw featured a segment titled “I Made This,” during which viewers were invited to send in photos of their own creations. Traci, who specializes in custom cakes, submitted a photo of a Barry Manilow sculpture that she had made playing a piano-themed cake.
Though the photo didn’t air during the segment, Traci received a call from the producers the following morning, asking if she would appear on a broadcast.
Now that the Plumas County district attorney has charged Moore with embezzling more than $380,000, many residents are calling for the board members to resign.
The severe drought in the state has united Plumas and Sierra County ranchers and farmers. They are forming a front to take on the looming struggles ahead.
Bill Coates, then a county supervisor, and Michael Jackson, an environmental attorney, were tired of fighting about timber harvests and decided to focus on what they could agree upon. They, along with Tom Nelson, who represented the timber industry, began talking. The year was 1993.
They had no idea that those initial conversations would lead to historic legislation, an article in The Smithsonian, a page in a social studies textbook and an approach to forest management that would be accepted as a new standard.
“I’m nostalgic,” Jackson said, “but I see the effects of the Quincy Library Group everywhere I go. They’ve permeated everything.”
With two county supervisor seats up for election, as well as the rest of the county’s elected officials, only the District 5 supervisor race has drawn multiple candidates.
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