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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

Old hotel remnant discovered under Dame Shirley Plaza

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
4/18/2012

 

A long-forgotten remnant of Quincy’s past could cost more than $30,000 to dig up and remove.

Crews conducting investigative core drilling at the Dame Shirley Plaza discovered a large underground tank last month.

The tank was likely used to store fuel oil for the old Quincy Hotel, which burned to the ground in 1966.

Read more: Old hotel remnant discovered under Dame Shirley Plaza

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Oels takes oath at council meeting

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
4/18/2012

 

The April 11 Portola City Council meeting began with one vacant seat — the one reserved for Councilman Dan Wilson.

His absence didn’t go unnoticed as fellow Councilman Bill Weaver questioned his whereabouts, noting that it was Wilson’s job to be there. But Wilson wouldn’t have stayed in his seat for long.

Following the public comment portion of the meeting, the consent calendar and election results certification, Phil Oels took the oath of office. Wilson’s nameplate was removed and Oels took his seat on the dais.

Read more: Oels takes oath at council meeting

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Quincy weather forecast

Forecast courtesy of the U.S. National Weather Service
Quincy area forecast effective 6:00 a.m. 4/17/2012

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming southwest between 14 and 17 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South southwest wind 13 to 16 mph decreasing to between 5 and 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southeast wind at 9 mph becoming west.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind between 7 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind.

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Portola votes to recall Wilson

Debra Moore
Portola Reporter Editor
4/11/2012
Updated 3:00 p.m.

Portola voters recalled Councilman Dan Wilson with a vote of 242 to 235. The votes were tallied during a recount this afternoon.

Retired logger Phil Oels will replace Wilson and will be sworn into office at tonight’s city council meeting. Oels garnered 180 votes, while John Gault received 95 votes and Mike Rush, 51, on the recall ballot.

Read more: Portola votes to recall Wilson

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