Long-term care crisis looms; Californians unprepared for the costs
If you became disabled or incapacitated tomorrow, how long could you support yourself without any public assistance? A month? A year? What if you live to be 95?
The truth is, 99 percent of us are just one medical emergency — a stroke, an accident — away from needing such help, whether in the form of Social Security disability, Medicare or MediCal.
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News of Occupy Quincy
The Occupy Wall Street movement in Quincy gathered at Dame Shirley Plaza for the eighth consecutive Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tobin, Sierra City, Graeagle, Genesee and Westwood were represented along with the Quincy area.
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Wind-whipped fire claims two Chester homes
M. Kate West
Chester skies were ablaze in the dark hours of Saturday, Dec. 3, after a garage fire at 259 First Ave. quickly spread next door to the residence at 265 First Ave. By the time it was over, the fire had left two families homeless.
“Chester Fire Rescue received the call at 1:28 a.m. and when I arrived on scene at 1:35 a.m. the two structures were pretty well involved. The winds were also whipping the fire toward a third residence at 271 First Ave.,” Assistant Fire Chief Nick Dawson said.
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The holiday season is one of giving and receiving
Below are the Plumas County programs offering help to families and ways donors can provide their neighbors with some holiday cheer.
Far Northern Regional Center’s Holidays are for Caring
The program provides gifts to selected individuals with developmental disabilities who may not receive any gifts.
In addition to cash donations to buy, wrap and deliver gifts, the organization has a fundraising quilt drawing.
For more information, to donate or purchase a drawing ticket, contact Kay Cullis at 221-9524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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County approves mandatory recycling pilot program
Residents in Feather River Disposal’s service area, not including Quincy, Chester and La Porte, could soon have curbside recycling service.
But that service would come with two conditions: It would be mandatory. And it wouldn’t be free.
Read more: County approves mandatory recycling pilot program