FOOD BANK OF NORTHERN NEVADA OFFERS SPECIAL VOLUNTEER SESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON MLK NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE
What: The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is honoring the MLK National Day of Service on Monday, January 18 by offering special volunteer sessions throughout the day. The sessions will start at 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day until 5 p.m. Volunteers sorting food donations for distribution at the Food Bank warehouse. Currently all of the volunteer sessions are completely full. Sessions for the event needed to be kept smaller to help keep participants social distanced due to Covid-19. Volunteers throughout the region also participated in a special video where they talked about the reasons they volunteer. This video will be released through social media on Monday, January 18.
Where: The Food Bank of Northern Nevada Donald W. Reynolds Food Distribution Center at 550 Italy Drive, Sparks NV, 89437. To visit the Food Bank, take I-80 East to Exit 32, USA Parkway. Turn right at the end of the ramp and follow USA Parkway for approximately 2.5 miles and turn left on Italy Drive. The Food Bank is just ahead on the right hand side.
When: The MLK National Day of Service is Monday, January 18. The volunteer sessions will continue in two hour increments throughout the day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a break from noon until 1 p.m.
Why: In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the King Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The King Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”
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When did life begin for President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden? Did Trump's life begin when his father loaned him millions to start investing? Did it begin when he married Melania? Or, did life begin when he was elected President? Maybe his life is beginning now that his Presidency is over?
What about Biden? Did Biden's life begin each morning when he boarded Amtrak headed for Washington? Maybe his life began when he was elected a Senator or even the Vice President? Maybe his life is just beginning now?
Trump will have options after the White House. He is a businessman. He will figure it out. Maybe NBC will seek him to do The Celebrity Apprentice once again? Yes,
NBC hates him but they love money. The Celebrity Apprentice made NBC and Trump hundreds of millions of dollars. Someone will publish Trump's memoirs. I predict he'll make about 50 to 75 million dollars off his book royalties. He has over 70 million loyal followers. If ten million people buy a book with a $6 to $9 profit for the publisher then you can start multiplying the cash. Book publishers are all about money and sales. They know the market potential. Trump will stay busy on the speaking circuit. In about a year look for him in a city near you drawing a crowd.
Biden's life is only changing in that he finally gets to sleep in the White House. He will be in the same place where so many politicians and families have slept before. Biden is familiar with the nation's Capitol. He has practically spent his entire life there in politics. It's what he has awakened to almost every morning of his life. Although now, he will sit in the Oval Office.
Life is changing for these two men in different ways but what about your life? When did your life begin? Did it begin at your conception? Your birth? When you turned 16 years old or 21? Maybe it began when you retired? When will your life end? The beginning of your life starts when you start living your life. The end of your life concludes when you give up and stop living your life.
Our lives are brief, here today and gone tomorrow. Don't base your life on who is The President. The quantity and quality of our lives typically hinge on our decisions and the transitions we adjust to. Life is filled with transitions, just look at Biden and Trump.
Change disrupts us and the climate of fear and skepticism is dominating our nation.
For you and I we must live our lives right now. Every day we wake up is a new beginning and a new life. The old life was yesterday and we can't relive, change or erase it. However, we can learn from yesterday and education is very valuable.
When someone else's life begins is all conjecture on our part. When your life begins is your daily decision. Live your life. Maybe at this moment, your life is just really beginning.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray today issued the following statement announcing the CHP would go on tactical alert ahead of the upcoming Presidential Inauguration:
“For many months, the CHP has worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the outcome of the election will be respected and that any protests which may occur are free from violence. The CHP maintains strong relationships with our security and intelligence partners around the country and is continually evaluating possible emerging threats to the state. As such, the CHP is prepared to respond to any potential threats which may arise statewide.
“The protection of California highways and state buildings, including the Capitol, are the primary responsibility and jurisdiction of the CHP.
“Due to the potential for civil unrest related to the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, I have placed uniformed CHP personnel on tactical alert for an indefinite period. This allows for the maximization of resources to protect public safety as well as state buildings and infrastructure. The CHP will continue to monitor the situation and plan our resources accordingly.
“For security and safety reasons, the CHP cannot comment further on specific matters involving the tactical alert, local preparedness plans, or personnel deployment.”
The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.
Sacramento – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region and California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are pleased to announce the launching of 2018 data for the Urban Tree Canopy Viewer Program in California. This program allows communities to understand the extent and location of its existing tree canopy in order to implement sound management practices to optimize community services attained from trees.
The urban tree canopy cover map layer has been updated based on 2018 National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) aerial imagery and LiDAR data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey. With updated data, communities can make more-informed, urban forest management decisions such as prioritizing locations for tree planting, establishing urban forestry master plans, and managing threats to canopy loss.
“Urban trees connect us to nature in our neighborhoods and beyond,” said Regional Forester Randy Moore, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. “Conserving California’s healthy forests, including its urban ones, is a shared priority for the Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and many of our partners. We are proud to have worked together to make this tree viewer available to communities across the state that seek to sustain and improve their vital urban forests that serve people in so many beneficial ways.”
The Urban Tree Canopy Viewer provides communities the opportunity to assess benefits and services attained from tree canopy coverage and helps prioritize where those benefits are most needed. Using population and environmental characteristics, this program can help identify communities disproportionately burdened by risks that urban tree cover may help mitigate.
“Trees improve the quality of life in California’s urban environment,” said CAL FIRE Chief Thom Porter. "Not only do they help by absorbing pollutants, cleaning the air, mitigating climate change and reducing heat island effects, but trees make people happy and support their well-being. The Urban Tree Canopy Viewer is a critical tool for local urban foresters to improve management of urban forests, allowing them to target communities that need more trees the most.”
The tree canopy layer was created by EarthDefine, under contract with the Forests Service and CAL FIRE. The layers of population and environmental characteristics were derived from CalEnviroScreen 3.0 from the California State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and calculations of the Urban Heat Island Index are from the California Environmental Protection Agency.
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A vacancy occurred on the Board of Trustees of the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District for Area 4 due to no registered candidates on the ballot during the General Election held November 3, 2020.
The Board of Trustees made a provisional appointment of Nicole Stannard to fill the vacancy. The appointment is effective as of January 12, 2021.
Unless a petition calling for a special election containing a sufficient number of signatures (Education Code 5092) is filed in the office of the Sierra County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of the date of the provisional appointment, it shall become an effective appointment.
Good afternoon Loyalton High School families, this is Mr. Jones with with a very important announcement.
Starting tomorrow, LHS will temporarily return to distance learning for 2 weeks. We have confirmed exposures to positive cases within our school on our high school and elementary sites. The exposures within our schools are triggering student and staff quarantines. We know this is always a possibility and we will revert to our system already in place to deliver education.
It will be important over the coming days to monitor symptoms in your household and seek testing if symptoms warrant it. Doing a good job now with isolation and universal precautions increases the likelihood that we can return on Feb. 1st.
Starting tomorrow Jan. 14th, the students will transition to distance learning. We will continue our alternating block a/b day schedule resuming with a B Day tomorrow.
4 Class zooms will be scheduled in 55 min. periods starting in the morning at 8:00 am. Lunch follows the first 3 zoom periods then the last zoom period will follow lunch and end at 12:55. 4-30 min. asynchronous periods will occur for independent work in the afternoon. Students may contact teachers for one on one help during that time or your student may be contacted for intervention during that time. The bell schedule will be posted on the district facebook page and on our website.
Students will need to check their google classrooms for the zoom links to attend each class.
Lunch is available for pick up from 11:15 – 11:45 and they must call to sign up the night before (993-4482 x243) and leave a voicemail with name and number of students. Meals will be charged based on their current lunch status (free, reduced, etc.). At this time it is only available to current students.
Lastly, at this time, the school will not be available as an internet hub. Please contact me in the office (993-4454 x310) if you have tech issues that will prevent your student from zooming in.
This is the last thing we want do but we will always err on the side of safety and caution when the situation arise.
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