Community steps up to help burn victims
The Barclays are slowly recuperating after the loss of their Portola home and a family member in a fire Dec. 21. With four of the children in the Shriner’s burn center and the parents in the UC Davis burn center, it will take time to heal physically and emotionally.
The burns are not life-threatening but require a lot of cleaning and dressing and are very painful. Makiah Barclay, 9, has required skin grafting.
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Dramatic flame as Post Office burns off propane
|Traffic on Lawrence Street slowed to a crawl and pedestrians stopped to ask questions. The law recently changed to require different regulators and valves on propane tanks. Although the tank was “empty,” residual propane in it needed to be removed before the regulator could be changed, a process expected to take about 25 minutes.
Photo by Mona Hill
Dye pack turns Stover Creek neon green
A sea-dye packet caused confusion and alarm Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, as it turned the normally pristine waters of Stover Creek in Chester a brilliant shade of fluorescent green.
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State says it will appeal MediCal injunction
The California Department of Health Services announced today that it would “immediately” appeal the preliminary injunction halting MediCal cuts to skilled nursing facilities. The state said it would seek a stay of the injunction from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Taking your dream out for a spin from the Pacific to the Atlantic
M. Kate West
“I’ve been a cyclist since I was a young teen. I bought my first bike, a Schwinn model, for $150, with money I earned working 30 hours a week in a fast food restaurant,” said Seneca Healthcare District Chief Executive Officer Doug Self.
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Social Security beneficiaries to see cost-of-living increase
Plumas County residents who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income will see an increase in their checks in 2012. That’s because of a larger-than-expected 3.6 percent cost-of-living increase to benefits. This is the first such increase since 2009.
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