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It's time to protect the Mokelumne for good!
Now's the time to speak up for protecting the Mokelumne River with California Wild and Scenic River designation -- see meetings and other options below.
It's time to speak up for the river you love!
You still have to speak up for the Mokelumne River and support the conclusions in the California Natural Resources Agency's draftMokelumne River Wild and Scenic Study Report. The report recommends addding 37 miles of the Mokelumne to the state’s protected river system. We need your help to make that happen.
Here's what you can do!
-- Attend the Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority special meeting Friday, February 23. , McClean Hall, Pardee Center near Valley Springs.
-- Speak up at the California Natural Resources Agency's public hearing in Oakland on EBMUD Board Room, 375 11th St, Oakland. If you haveMoke Wild and Scenic gear, be sure to wear it -- t-shirts, cycling jerseys, or buttons.
-- Attend the Amador County Board of Supervisors meeting on . , 800 Court St, Jackson or the Calaveras County Board of Supervisorsmeeting that same day, , Government Center, San Andreas.
-- Attend the East Bay Municipal Utility District board meeting on . 1:1, 375 11th St, Oakland.
Be sure to tell the officials you support the findings and recommendations in the study and urge them to protect the Mokelumne River for generations to come.
Can't make any of the meetings?
Please weigh in on the Calaveras Enterprise online poll.
You can also e-mail comments on the study to the CNRA by the . deadline (pls cccarolyn@foothillconservancy.
Please let the agency know what the Mokelumne River means to you, your family and your community.
For more information
See the online video of the CNRA public hearing in Mokelumne Hill. The video includes the consultants' presentaiton on the study.
For more information about the river or this alert, please contact Foothill Conservancy at 209-223-3508 or send us an e-mail.
Thanks for your continued support.
Together we will save the Moke for good!
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Schell, who has lived and worked in Amador County since 2001, has been a trial attorney for more than 20 years, and has taken more than 100 cases to trial, approximately 80 of which were criminal jury trials, the majority of them serious felonies.
“We shouldn’t allow Gov. Brown, or any other governor who is elected in the future, choose our Amador County judge,” Schell said. “Amador County citizens need to understand the system of how judicial appointments are made, and how successful that process has been since 1966 (when the policies were implemented), in protecting appointees from challengers in local elections for our county judges. The State doesn’t really want any of us voting for our local judges."
If anyone is interested in learning about that process, how it works, or is merely interested in meeting him, Schell said he would gladly speak at any meeting of any civic association, local group or other organization at any time.
“There’s really not a lot of time before this election for Amador County Residents to learn about either myself or Gov. Brown’s appointee, and why they should support or vote for either of us. I’m a very experienced trial attorney, who has often fought against what I thought were unjust situations. To be a successful defense attorney in a small county, you practically have to take a vow of poverty, and live your life as a 'warrior monk',” he quipped.
Schell joined the United States Army at 17, holding dual Military Occupational Specialties as Infantryman and Cavalry Scout, and after graduating the Basic Airborne Course, served as a paratrooper in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, where he attended Jungle School, Recondo school, two Non Commissioned Officer academies, and took advantage of various other training opportunities. He also served in the 5th Infantry Division, and after mustering out of the regular Army, he continued to serve in the California Army National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division’s Airborne Long Range Surveillance Unit.
While serving in the Guard, Schell earned an Associates Degree in Journalism at L.A. Pierce College; a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Relations at the University of Southern California, and finally received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University’s School of Law.
“Most of the people I’ve represented over the years haven’t had many resources,” he explained. “Therefore I’ve lost money at every jury trial I’ve ever conducted in Northern California, but I’ve also achieved an approximately 80-85% rate of acquittal at trial over my career."
Schell is also a member of Amador's local American Legion Post No. 108, and routinely acts in various theatrical productions of the Volcano Theater Company. “It’s a lot of fun to do those plays,” he said.
|Robert Schell (far left) won Best Supporting Actor in Volcano Theater's "Lost in Yonkers"|
“I am proud to state that even Judge Hermanson, while he was still a Deputy District Attorney in the Amador County District Attorney’s office, once described me as ‘relentless,’” Schell said.
“And it’s true,” he said, “I am relentless in trying to make our justice system work properly. Most of the time, it’s an impossible fight against overwhelming odds, but that’s the way I like it."
Web site coming soon.
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/voteforrobertschell
|Robert Schell (right) in Volcano Theater's "A Visit to a Small Planet".|
|Robert Schell in Volcano Theater's "Boeing, Boeing" (Front right)|
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Fiddletown Venue, Limited Seating
On Saturday, March 10, supporters are invited to join Andrea Macon and the District 5 community for a gala fundraising dinner and silent auction at a private lodge (the former Moose Lodge) in Fiddletown from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Mark and Tracey Berkner of the Volcano Union Inn will cater the dinner. Amador County favorites, the Berkners are known nationally for their award-winning food. The ticket cost of $75 includes a glass of Amador’s own wine or beer. The evening also features a no-host wine/beer bar.
Guests will enjoy the mellow jazz of Herb Boxhorn and friends. Boxhorn, a popular vocalist and guitarist, combines his background of folk, blues, finger-picking, jazz and Latin into an eclectic mix truly his own. A Fiddletown local, he has performed regionally for over 30 years.
A silent auction will feature items from Amador County artists as well as other great offerings.
“Even the former Moose Lodge is getting a new paint job, getting dressed up for that night,” says Rebecca Brown, events coordinator. “The theme is Andrea’s campaign slogan: ‘Respect Our History and Build Our Future.’ So, along with delectable food, great music, and a top-rate silent auction, guests will be invited to write down their ideas of what they want to see in Amador’s future.”
Candidate Andrea Macon is thrilled about the upcoming dinner.
“I love historic Fiddletown, and it’s right in the heart of District 5.” Macon says, “This is a grassroots campaign, with something for everybody. We’re hosting a wide variety of events all over the district in the next few months: meet and greets, barbeques, coffee klatches… but this evening will be truly special. Our supporters get an amazing dinner in a beautiful setting with the best local wines and music. And I’m very excited about the auction.”
Seating is limited. Tickets are only available in advance, and may be purchased through Macon’s campaign website: AndreaforAmador.com.