Thursday, September 15, 2016

Congressional Candidate Dr. Bob Derlet 'Ten To Win Tour' Heads Into Amador Today for Day 9

Derlet Spends Day in Jackson, Pine Grove, Volcano, Sutter Creek Thursday

AMADOR COUNTY  – Congressional candidate Dr. Bob Derlet heads into Amador County Thursday on Day 9 of his Sept. 7-20 "Ten To Win Tour" that will take the candidate throughout the entire 10-county 4th Congressional District  - he's hiked and biked through the counties since Sept.7.

Dr. Derlet begins Thursday at a voter event at 9 a.m. at the Blue Moon Cafe, 19885 Hwy 88 in Pine Grove, then visits the longest running grocery store in California at the Country Store in Volcano at 10:30 a.m. before having lunch at Noon at the La Esperanza Taco Truck, 49 & Ridge Rd in Sutter Creek.

After lunch, Dr. Derlet meets shoppers at the Martell Safeway and Savemart from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., before visiting at 4 p.m. Amador College Connect, 525 South Hwy 49, Unit 6 in Jackson, and wrapping up things at a 5 p.m. Dinner at Gold Dust Pizzam and 7:15 p.m. AAUW Harvest Party at the Sutter Creek Community Center.

It is the first-ever campaign tour of the entire rambling 4th Congressional District that stretches from Lake Tahoe to nearly Fresno, and includes all or parts of 10 counties. The tour travels through growing Placer County including Roseville and Auburn, the wine county and foothills, Yosemite and ends Sept. 20 in Fresno County.

The "Ten To Win Tour" by Dr. Derlet is part of a campaign to unseat incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock, who Dr. Derlet has criticized as "out-of-touch" with 4th CD constituents because of his decisions involving seniors, social security/Medicare, the environment, consumer protection and healthcare.

Dr. Derlet, primary care doctor and former Professor and Chief of Emergency Medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento who lives in Tuolumne County, has called McClintock's positions and votes "disastrous" for residents of the 4th CD, which includes portions of Auburn, Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay and Lincoln in Placer County, and counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, and Tuolumne as well as part of Fresno, Madera, and Nevada counties.

Morning coffee talk with El Dorado Hills supporters at Bella Bru bakery.
Having a good time in South Lake Tahoe with local Democrats Ted Long and Nick Exline.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dr. Bob Derlet Tour: Candidate for Congress visits Amador County on September 15

DR. BOB DERLET VISITS AMADOR - On Thursday, September 15, you are invited to meet Dr Bob Derlet, District 4 Congressional candidate. Come by any of the multiple locations Dr. Derlet is visiting and share your vision and concerns for our County and Country. Dr. Derlet will start the morning with breakfast at the Blue Moon Cafe in Pine Grove followed by a bicycle ride to the Country Store in Volcano, lunch at the Taco Truck in Sutter Hill. The afternoon will include stops at various shopping centers. The day culminates with dinner at Gold Dust Pizza in Sutter Creek. For complete information on the events check out, email or call/text 209-217-8126.

Why Childhood Immunizations Are So Important

By Ruth Gottstein
This column originally appeared in the September, 2016 issue of The Upcountry News, Vol. 15, No 9
Permission to reproduce courtesy of the Publisher, Rick Torgerson.
Before you read this, I want to remind folks who are upset about the mandatory requirement for shots for kids starting school -- what it was like -- before. “Before what?” You ask?  Before the Salk vaccine for Polio.  I still remember standing with two little girls in a line, waiting for their Salk vaccine...and—yes, I know—immediately there will be resistance and reaction to such a topic—but let me just say this.  We lived in San Francisco.  It was not at all uncommon to see disabled people on the streets, doing their best to just move around. Their physical presence was just a small reflection of people in “iron lungs” and others with varying degrees of disabilities. The “lucky” ones could move around outside.
Let me give you just a little background to Polio and the resulting vaccine developed by Dr. Salk.(The following information comes from a PBS article on Dr. Salk. For the complete article, go to this website:
Poliomyelitis has been around since ancient times. There is still no cure for the disease. But at the peak of its devastation in the United States, Jonas Salk introduced a way to prevent it in 1952.
This infectious viral disease attacks the nerve cells and sometimes the central nervous system, often causing muscle wasting and paralysis and even death. Since 1900 there had been cycles of epidemics, each seeming to get stronger and more disastrous. The disease, whose early symptoms are like the flu, struck mostly children, although adults, including Franklin Roosevelt, caught it too.
As a medical student and later a researcher at the University of Michigan, Salk studied viruses, such as influenza, and ways to vaccinate against them. Successful vaccines already existed for diseases such as smallpox. For each virus, a vaccine must be custom-made, but the principles are the same: if your body is exposed to a very weak or small amount of the disease virus, it will produce antibodies, chemicals to resist and kill the virus. Then when a full-strength version of the disease virus comes along, your body is prepared to fight it.
In 1953 Salk reported his findings in The Journal of the American Medical Association. A nationwide testing of the vaccine was launched in April 1954 with the mass inoculation of school children. The results were amazing -- 60-70 percent prevention -- and Salk was praised to the skies. Over 4 million vaccinations were given by August 1955. The impact was dramatic: In 1955 there were 28,985 cases of polio; in 1956, 14,647; in 1957, 5,894. By 1959, 90 other countries used Salk's vaccine.

Regarding the present requirements for immunizations here in Amador County--there are excellent charts available for parents, produced by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. More information is available by going to the following links:
You can also contact our Amador County Health Department.
That’s about all I can say in response to concerned parents. We are lucky today to have methods of protecting our kids. It wasn’t so long ago that this was not even an option!
Hopefully, by the time you read this, it will have cooled off a little bit.

Ruth Gottstein

Friday, September 9, 2016

Amador Republicans News - September 2016

1. Governor Brown has signed into law seven bills affecting your right to keep and bear arms by limiting your access to ammunition and redefining what "weapons" are.  This is nothing less than a step-by-step move to leave you defenseless in the face of aggression and tyranny.  Fortunately, there is recourse to stop these laws from taking affect by way of the referendum process.  A group of patriotic Americans calling themselves "Veto Gunmageddon"are sponsoring petitions to keep these seven bills from becoming law. These petitions are available at the Amador Republican Headquarters and at gun-shops.

2. The Amador Republicans have taken a look at the following propositions which will be on the November ballot. Some of them are tricky and may at first seem counter-intuitive, but here are our recommendations:

   #51-NO  #52-YES  #53-YES  #54-YES  #55-NO  #56-NO  #57-NO  #58-NO  #59-NO

  #60-NO  #61-NO  #64-NO  #65-NO  #66-YES  #67-YES

3. We are the Amador County Headquarters for Trump gear: Shirts, hats, bumper stickers, buttons and yard signs.  We also have McClintock yard signs.

4. Our office is located at 11275 Martell Road, Jackson will be open during the election season on:
Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 12 noon to 6 PM. Our Telephone number is 209-257-3405. (call for directions or other information).

Web Site:

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Amador Democrats: Volunteers Needed for the Election

Hi Amador Democrats. We are gearing up for the election and will need many volunteers. We need callers to Get Out The Vote, precinct walkers to hang Door Hangers, and office staffers.

Although we know Hillary will take California, we have Dr. Bob Derlet running for Congress against Tom McClintock and Robert Carabas running for State Assembly against Frank Bigelow.  These will be difficult seats to win, so we need to make all the calls and contacts we can.
There are also several important propositions on the ballot.

If you can give a few hours, please respond to this email or call and leave a message on our office phone (209-257-1397).

Thanks so much!

Amador Co. Democratic Central Committee
AMADOR COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE meets on the 1st Monday of every month at 7PM at their office at 557 Hwy 49 Suite 3, Jackson. Call 209-257-1397. The public is welcome to attend.

Web Site:

Monday, September 5, 2016

BBQ and Bocce Blowout at the Italian Picnic Grounds

The Frank Axe for Amador County District 4 Supervisor campaign will sponsor a fun - and fundraising event on Sunday, September 18. The “BBQ and Bocce Blowout” will be held at Sutter Hill’s Italian Picnic Grounds that day from 4 pm to 8 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in the fun!

“We’re planning a fun event in the best of American traditions, but as only Amador can dish it up,” said event chairman Bruce Baracco. “We’ll have a delicious BBQ dinner, fine wines and craft beer, live music, bocce lessons, fun events for adults, activities for kids, and much more. We hope lots of people come out to enjoy a beautiful Amador September Sunday and support Frank Axe’s campaign for Amador County District 4 Supervisor.”

The dinner will feature flame-grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, corn on the cob, beans, salads and homemade dessert. Fine wines, craft beer and other beverages will be available for purchase. Amador’s Got Talent winner Rachael Wilson will perform at the event and DJ Maestro will spin some tunes for your dancing pleasure. Local bocce experts will provide lessons for all.
Admission to the event is $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free for kids 12 and under. Advance tickets are on sale now – see

For more information about the event, contact Bruce Baracco at 209-304-0028 or email: