Due to fire danger green waste, brush, etc. is not accepted at the Sattley Transfer Station as of June 26, 2017. Green waste, brush, etc. will not be accepted at the Sierra City Transfer Station as of July 6, 2017. It may be taken to Loyalton Landfill on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 10 am to 4 pm. Questions should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 530-289-3201.
In addition, always make sure your recyclables are EMPTY, CLEAN and DRY before tossing them in the recycling container. Remember:
By adopting Empty. Clean. Dry., you can do your part to help reduce materials contamination at the curb so that recyclables are repurposed into new materials as intended.
“When it comes to being more sustainable, our customers want to do the right thing and we are here to help them,” said Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability at Republic Services. “As you plan your holiday picnics and barbeques, consider ways to minimize the impact your activities might have on the environment. We want everyone to have a safe and environmentally responsible Fourth of July.”
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Sacramento – On July 1, 2017, the tax rate on tobacco products other than cigarettes will increase from the current rate of 27.3 to 65.08 percent of the wholesale cost. In November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 56, which increased the excise tax rate on cigarettes, and expanded the definition of “tobacco products” to include little cigars, tobacco and nicotine intended for human consumption, and electronic cigarettes sold in combination with nicotine.
In keeping with California law, the Board of Equalization (BOE) adjusts the tobacco tax rate annually during its April meeting. In accordance with Revenue and Taxation Code section 30123(b), the BOE is required to annually calculate a tax rate on tobacco products that is equivalent to the combined rate of tax imposed on cigarettes ($2.87 per pack of 20, or $0.1435 per cigarette). The tobacco products tax is imposed upon the first distribution in California, paid by the licensed tobacco products distributor, and based on their wholesale cost prior to any discounts or trade allowances. The fiscal year 2017-18 Tobacco Products Tax Rate is based on the wholesale premium brand cigarette price as of March 1, 2017, as published by the Tobacco Merchants Association. The new tobacco products tax rate will stay in effect through June 30, 2018.
Other tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigars, little cigars, smoking tobacco (including shisha), chewing tobacco, snuff, nicotine delivery devices (for example, e-pipes, vape pens, e-hookahs) sold in combination with any liquid or substance containing nicotine, and any products containing, made of, or derived from any amount of tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption. Nicotine delivery devices sold independently, without nicotine, are not subject to the excise tax. This includes any battery, battery charger, carrying case, or other accessory used in the operation of a nicotine delivery device. “Tobacco products” do not include cigarettes or any product that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco cessation product or for other therapeutic purposes (for example, nicotine patches).
Additional information regarding the provisions of Proposition 56 is available online. For more information regarding cigarette and tobacco products taxes, read our Special Notice, visit our online Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Guide, or call the Customer Service Center at 1-800-400-7115 (TTY:711) weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time), except state holidays.
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The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board that hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. The BOE collects $60.5 billion annually in taxes and fees, supporting state and local government services. For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit the California Tax Service Center.
Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 30284. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today thanked Governor Brown for signing a 2017–18 state budget that increases funding for kindergarten through twelfth grade public schools, after school programs, early education and child care, and teacher recruitment and training.
“The Legislature and Governor clearly showed their strong and ongoing support of high-quality public education in California,” Torlakson said. “When we invest more in our students, we help them succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college.
“This budget continues the strong growth in what I call the ‘California Way,’ where legislators, the Governor, education groups, the business community, and others are working closely together to keep improving our education system.”
The Legislature approved the budget on June 15, the date required by the State Constitution. Governor Brown’s signature on Tuesday means the new state funding plan starts on July 1.
California has the nation’s largest public school system with more than 6.2 million students at nearly 10,000 public schools.
Overall funding in Proposition 98—the voter-approved Constitutional guarantee for a minimum level of education funding—will go up to $74.5 billion, nearly $3 billion more than the current budget. The budget also includes:
The California Department of Education is a state agency led by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. For more information, please visit the California Department of Education’s Web site or by mobile device. You may also follow Superintendent Torlakson on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Reservations are required.
EMS and BRN CEs available through Nor-Cal EMS (8 hours = 8 CEs)
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
In this 8 hour course you will learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:
Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
Non suicidal self-injury
Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
Reaction to a traumatic event
Time: 8am to 5pm Wednesday June 28, 2017
New Loyalton Museum/Auditorium
(next to City Hall behind Golden West Saloon)
605 School Street
Loyalton CA 96118
Interested in joining Pacific Southwest Regional (and renowned) ecologist Hugh Safford for all all-day fieldtrip focusing on the geologic history of the northern Sierra Nevada, the geologic sources of serpentinite and the effects that serpentinite has on the vegetation that grows on it? Here’s the perfect opportunity!
For more information and to register:
Introduction to the Serpentine Ecosystem
Native Bees as Pollinators
Jack is shown with the new patriotic prizes to be awarded those winning entries in Loyalton's 4th of July parade, to be held the 4th of July at 9 a.m. to stage along RR Avenue. Come be a part of the fun!
Yoga Alliance from the Avahana School of Yoga is coming to Calpine. Sarah is requesting information for residents interested in attending this class.
Description: Encouragement of a deeper mind-body connection through sustained postures with attention to basic alignment, mediation, breath work and yogic philosophy. Classes will be designed around building to peak poses, specific body part therapeutics, gentle flow and mediation with the goal to stretch and strengthen the mind-body connection. Variations will be given to encourage students to practice at their own level.
If you are interested in taking this class there are 2 options she is considering. Depending on the most interest is the class she will set up.
First option is Wed Evenings from 6-7:30pm.
Second option is Thurs Morning from 9 – 10:30 am.
Class will be held in the Calpine Community Building Gym.
Please email Sarah Johnstone @ email@example.com and let her know what class best fits you and again depending on demand is the class that she will give.
WASHINGTON, DC - Kids learn how to read in school, but they learn the love of it at home, according to education advocate David Bruce Smith. "In the formative years, it is important that parents and grandparents read to their children. It teaches them to appreciate a good story. In later years, take them to the library and let them pick books that have a special appeal for them," he suggests.
Smith is co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize, an award-which those who know him-say reflects his love of good reads and-for history. He partnered with the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dr. Bruce Cole, to create the Prize.
"In this digital age, fewer and fewer of our children know the historical origins of the United States. Our aim is to show them how a story can "send" them on fascinating, exciting and adventurous journeys whenever they want. The idea is to encourage young people to learn more-with the hope that they will mature into responsible and productive citizens." says Smith.
The first two books to win the Prize in 2015 and 2016 - Like a River and The Drum of Destiny - did just that, he says. "And now we are in the midst of a hunt for the 2017 Grateful American Book Prize, which is open for submissions through July 31."
According to Smith each of those novels was an excellent choice for kids.
When Kathy Cannon Wiechman won for Like a River: A Civil War Novel, Smith said: "it is an exemplar of what the Prize is all about-to encourage authors and publishers to produce fiction and nonfiction that accurately depict the past as a means of engaging young readers in American history. Like a River is a page-turner about the plights of a pair of teens-on the battlefield--caught up in the conflict between the states. To call it riveting is a disservice. The book rouses the emotions of its readers in a way that leaves them wanting to learn more about that critical era in the evolution of the country. It goes beyond the dry retelling of the Civil War that often puts students to sleep at their desks during history class."
Chris Stevenson's The Drum of Destiny is the tale of a boy on his way to join the American Revolution's Continental Army. The author says "by reading Drum of Destiny, young readers can learn about history without realizing they are learning about history. Most history textbooks are written with the idea of teaching kids facts they can memorize so they can then take a test. This method misses the most important aspects of history. The real life stories, the reasons behind the facts, and the character of our country's founders are where the real learning is discovered."
Smith also recommends other books that might have summer appeal for boys and girls:
LOYALTON MOBILE HOME PARK was a topic during public comment at Sierra County Board of Supervisors’ meeting held in Loyalton on Tuesday, June 20th. From the audience Eileen Benson asked the Board why after two months nothing had been done in the trailer park and all of the egregious violations. Board Chair Peter Huebner stated they are working on it every day, but everything takes time. Benson said more people are moving in, adding it was “outrageous” what was going on and has been for 10 years. Although Board member Lee Adams stated public comment was only for the audience to make a statement, the Board allowed Director of Public Works Tim Beals to make a department head report on it. Beals said a lot of discussion and considerable effort by the board has been going on in the last couple months. He stated they contacted and met with Liberty Utilities. They are working with the City of Loyalton on different ways to get payment on water bills. Beals said they’ve had meetings with Housing and Community Development (HCD). He stated the permit was still in suspended status and has not been revoked. Beals also said there have been meetings with a number of people in the park, and enforcement actions are being prepared and ready to be implemented. He concluded by stating this is a time consuming issue, but there is a lot going on.