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DeMartini named Quincy Fire’s 2018 Firefighter of the Year

Each year, as they have for the past 141 years, members of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department select one member who best exemplifies the mission and values of the department by honoring this individual with the coveted Firefighter of the Year award at the department’s annual installation dinner an


New building slated for Quincy CHP

It’s been a lengthy process, but a new facility for the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol is entering the design phase. That’s the word from CHP Commander Erik Egide. In just a few short years, officers and staff will see the end of the existing 3,606-square-foot structure and see a new 26,000 s


California governor orders new DNA tests in case of Kevin Cooper, convicted in 1983 killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that a death-row inmate says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Business Scene for the week of 2/20/19

The hardworking team of employees at locally owned Evergreen Market in Greenville have every reason to smile as they once again earned the coveted 2018 Five Star Status from the Independent Grocers Association, a distinction they received last year as well. The rigorous IGA process for earning this


Plumas County Sheriff's Office Phone Scam

PLUMAS COUNTY, Calif.- The Plumas County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens about a sophisticated phone scam, in which the caller is pretending to be a law enforcement official.


A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’

In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


Ex-AP California Capital Reporter Steve Lawrence Dead at 71

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Steve Lawrence, a California government reporter who covered a major capital corruption scandal and governors from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger during a nearly four-decade career with The Associated Press, died Friday.


Life Tributes for the week of 2/20/19

Sweet Home, Oregon resident, Brandon Michael Pack (“Bob”) was born into the arms of his mother, Cynthia Louise Christensen, on June 27, 1983, at Greenville and entered the arms of Jesus on Feb. 8, 2019, in Salem, Oregon. Tragically, he ended his own life, at the age of 35, after suffering severely w


Similar to hurricanes, California storms now ranked by their own ‘Cat’-like scale

Remember the series of winter storms we experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river type storms, just like hurricanes. The scale is useful because a


City talks about future of Railroad Days

The Portola City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 13, with a light agenda touching on the future of Railroad Days, Portola Concerts in the Park and weed abatement.


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a


Greenville girls earn top spot at NSCIF

“Well they did it!” said Greenville High School athlete parent Misty Banchio after the Greenville girls won Feb. 15 at home. And indeed they did. Winning the semi-final competition with Paradise by a score of 51-22 advances the Indians to the very top. “They are going to the championship game Feb. 2


Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationshi


Two California men arrested after truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine

TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) - Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected cocaine during a truck inspection.


Portola Report Public Notices for the week of 2/20/19

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) is proposing to build a 100-foot monopine Telecommunications Tower in the vicinity of Virgilia Avenue (approximately 150-ft west of the intersection of S 2nd St. and Virgilia Ave., Portola, CA 9612


Remember When for the week of 2/20/19

A new building for Portola: A platform measuring 60 feet by 40 feet has been presented to the ladies of the town that are engaged in welfare and other humanitarian work and it has been erected on a plot located near the Western Pacific Railroad grounds. The walls and the roof will be erected shortly


It’s that time of year – Girl Scout cookies

Quincy and Portola Girl Scouts will start their cookie booth sales Feb. 22 continuing through mid-March. Cookies are $5 per box for traditional cookies and $6 for specialty cookies.


Reflections on caring and unicorns in 2019

It’s the beginning of the new year (well almost — already time is slipping away), and once again it seems like something of a crossroads. This is made even more true for me because of some recent and significant life changes. These strong signs of delineation are, by nature, a time of looking back a