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Former Quincy resident helps New York hurricane victims

Storm surge from Hurricane Sandy results in debris of all sorts on Coney Island and other borough streets in New York City.  Thousands of homes were flooded and 132 people died in the hurricane that caused power outages in 17 states, affecting more than 8 million homes.
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
1/15/2013
 

  Quincy High School graduate David Giller recently completed a stint helping Superstorm Sandy victims in New York. Giller, an immigration service officer level 2 in Tampa, Fla., assisted the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  Giller answered questions and sent photos of the damages suffered by the devastating hurricane that occurred Oct. 29, 2012.

  Q: When did you go to help out?

  A: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a program called SURGE, in which employees of the USCIS can take online courses and then pass the test. Once that is completed, they are listed as active and put on the list to be called in the event of a disaster.

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Public invited to campus forum for FRC superintendent/president finalists

  Feather River College is in the final stages of hiring a permanent superintendent/ president.

  Four finalist candidates will be interviewed tomorrow and Friday at LRC 105, the Gallery, on campus. Following each interview, the candidate will be available at a community forum to which the public is invited.

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Free Entry to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Lassen Film Festival

Feather Publishing
1/15/2013
 

“Lassen Volcanic National Park has waived fees on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 to encourage visitors to attend the second annual Lassen Film Festival and discover winter in the park,” said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. These free entrance days coincide with the scheduled fee-free day on Monday, January 21 in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Canyon Dam boat launch will be plowed

Feather Publishing
1/14/2013

  The Lassen National Forest has announced that in response to public input, the Canyon Dam boat launch area will be kept open for the remainder of the winter season to allow access to the shoreline area for fishing.

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Plakk resigns from Chester Public Utility District board

M. Kate West 
Staff Writer 
1/13/2013
 

The president of the Chester Public Utility District’s board of directors resigned last week. And a CPUD board secretary might do the same.  

The 4 p.m. start of the Jan. 8 CPUD meeting was delayed as directors awaited the arrival of board president Tonu Plakk and secretary Dick Withrow. 

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