Oct 31, 2012
The Disastrous Effects Of One Year of AB 109 Realignment
From Assemblyman Jim Nielsen
Alice Alecu (916) 319-2562
(Sacramento) – Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was joined by public safety leaders and families of crime victims today, speaking against AB 109, the Public Safety Realignment, during a press conference at the State Capitol. Every speaker advocated for the immediate repeal of the failed Realignment experiment, which has victimized hundreds of individuals since its implementation a year ago.
“This legislation, unlike any other before, has unleashed an unprecedented crime wave across the state over the past year, and it started in the very first week,” said Nielsen. “This crime wave is real; AB 109 is not working.”
Nielsen said that his experience as the head of the Board of Prison Terms affirms that there is no such thing as ‘low level offenders.’
“There is no greater responsibility for our elected officials and our governors than to protect our lives and property,” said Nielsen. “Through the implementation of AB 109 they have failed to do so and it constitutes the greatest mistake of this state government in the history of the State of California.”
Nielsen pointed out to the fact that the courts’ ruling was never to let inmates out before completing their sentences, but to fix inmate healthcare, the product of overcrowding. He also suggested that there are better ways to solve the issue without victimizing more innocent citizens in process. He suggested presenting the courts with a new plan that would not endanger public safety. He also suggested that there is an urgent need for tort and prison reform, which would lower litigation costs imposed on the state by an endless stream of inmate lawsuits.
Nielsen also advocated for imposing greater consequences for re-offending criminals, rather than significantly reduced ones, which is occurring under AB 109.
“There is only one way to make amends,” said Nielsen. “Change it – repeal it and then redo it.”
Assemblyman Nielsen represents the Second Assembly District, which includes: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama and Yolo counties.
Oct 31, 2012
P.O. Box 1690 * Colfax, CA 95713-1690
For those of us in the far south of the new 1st Assembly District, we’ve had to do a lot of studying on the two candidates. In researching Supervisor Dahle’s background, listening to the debates on YouTube and reading articles in your northern papers, some things disturb me about Supervisor Dahle:
* His claim of not favoring “Eminent Domain” yet using it on a Lassen County project. If it needed to be done, then so be it….why did he deny it when according to county documents, he supported it?
* His statement of support for keeping the dams up on the Klamath River….yet he has accepted over $5,000 in donations from people who want the dams removed. If I were one of those donors, I would be furious and highly insulted for having been made a fool of.
* As of today, I have not heard him take a stand on Proposition 32. He has union backing, which any candidate is entitled to. However, why won’t he take a stand?
* Vice-Mayor Bosetti did vote in favor of the “Timber Tax” in spite of signing a “No Tax Pledge”. Supervisor Dahle stated he supported the THP, but abstained “because he signed a no new tax pledge while running for office”. By voting for the THP, Vice-Mayor Bosetti helped SAVE 22,000 jobs!
* Finally, I have a deep concern over his “hidden ties” to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. As a director, he went along with a unanimous vote that donated $1M to The Nature Conservancy which helped change Independence Lake in Sierra County from free access to limited access. There are other projects that this conservancy has in its sights to close public lands for ‘conservation’ purposes. He chooses not disclose his conservancy ties on his website or flyers.
I want a decisive and up-front person representing me in Sacramento and I ask you to join me in voting for Rick Bosetti for 1st Assembly District.
Oct 31, 2012
Help get the vote out in Siskiyou County
The Republican Election Headquarter is hosting a get out the vote telephone campaign
Thursday, November 1, 2012
from 5 to 8PM
304 SO Broadway
Bring your cell phone, voter numbers will be provided along with a script — all calls are local.
The Headquarters will serve the callers Pizza.
Make a difference!!!
If you are telephone shy we have other task you can perform to help with this get out the vote effort
Please RSVP to Daralyn Reed at 842-5443
Oct 31, 2012
Unlike Watergate, 4 brave men were murdered in defense of their country in “Benghazi-gate” !!!
There is a great article by Thomas Sowell in Oct. 31, 2012 Redding Record Searchlight newspaper. Americans can no longer allow themselves to be “marks” of political con men–we MUST BE VIGILANT and demand that the truth comes out!
Contact these news outlets and demand that they cover “Benghazi-gate”
ABC News 212-456-7777
CBS News 212-975-4321
NBC News 212-664-3720
Contact our Representatives and demand an investigation into “what the President knew and when did he know it.”
Senator Dianne Feinstein 202-224-3841 415-393-0707
Senator Barbara Boxer 202-224-3553 916-448-2787
Congressman Wally Herger 202-225-3076 530-223-5898
Please make that call and tell your friends — Editor Liz Bowen
Oct 31, 2012
PNP comment: And there has been all this talk that the Shasta River isn’t healthy enough for salmon! Guess that is a bunch of hooey! — Editor Liz Bowen
By John Bowman
Siskiyou Daily News
October 30, 2012
BIG SPRINGS — Hundreds of visitors, including over 400 local students, attended the Nature Conservancy’s Shasta Big Springs Ranch salmon viewing open house on Friday and Saturday. Visitors came to catch a look at this year’s unusually large run of Shasta River Chinook salmon. The carcass of a salmon, which had already spawned and died, drew a wide range of commentary and eager pointing from the kids, as did the female Chinook noisily splashing and flapping her tail against the stream bed to build her redd (nest) just under the Louie Road bridge where the students stood watching.
This year’s run of fall Chinook salmon on the Klamath River is likely to be the biggest since 1978, with scientists predicting a total near 380,000 fish for the Klamath River system. The Shasta River has already seen the return of over 22,000 Chinook this fall and this year’s large run has been providing increased opportunities for viewing the annual migration.
Jason Singleton, outdoor education specialist for the Siskiyou County Office of Education said the field trip provided a valuable learning tool for students and the general public. “You don’t often get the chance to watch this kind of thing in the wild. It’s one thing to talk about it in the classroom, but you can’t beat this kind of direct observation,” Singleton explained. He said the students were able to inspect a salmon carcass up-close and learn about the different features of their anatomy, in addition to a lesson on the salmon life cycle and habitat requirements.
The Nature Conservancy operates the Shasta Big Springs Ranch as a working cattle ranch while undertaking stream restoration projects on the property to help protect and improve salmonid spawning and rearing habitat.
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please visit today.
Oct 30, 2012
Local Dentist Falsely Called a “Special Interest”
Calls On Brian Dahle to Pull Deceptive Ad Using His Image Without Permission
Redding, CA) Assembly Candidate Brian Dahle and his Big Labor allies have crossed the line in their false attacks on Redding Councilman Rick Bosetti. In a recent television ad, the deceptive Dahle campaign and his union cronies went as far as calling local dentist and community leader Russ Holpuch a “special interests”. Even though the ad is paid for by one the biggest special interests in California—Big Labor.
“Dahle and his union friends do not have my permission to use my face, or my likeness, on a negative campaign ad against Rick Bosetti,” commented Dr. Russ Holpuch. “I support councilman Bosetti because he is best qualified to lead the North State. If they don’t pull the commercial immediately, I will take legal action.”
Russ Holpuch has been in Redding for over 20 years and is one of the preeminent periodontist in Shasta County. He is a 10-year Navy Veteran and has been a very valuable contributing member of the Redding and Shasta County communities. He is a leader in the continuing education for the Dental industry in Northern California. Dr. Holpuch is a long-standing member of the Bible Study Fellowship group in Redding. His wife Mary is a Board Member of North Valley Catholic Social Services.
Big Labor is running last minute attack ads on Rick Bosetti because of his commitment to fight for real pension reform, just as he did in the City of Redding, which was the first city in California to pass reforms. Larger metropolitan cities such as San Jose and San Diego soon followed.
Bosetti’s headquarters in Redding is also the North State hub for the “Yes on Prop 32” Campaign.