Monday, February 26, 2018

The Jefferson Messenger - Ed. 4, Vol 2

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 4 . February 24, 2018 . Volume 2
This is Not a Rally - It's a Protest
In a recorded message on Monday, Mark Baird, called on the people of Jefferson and California to show up at the Robert Matusui courthouse, on Wednesday, February 28, to demand our day in court. The protest will begin at 2 pm, in front of the courthouse, located at 501 “I” Street, in Sacramento.

Mark, said, “the people of Jefferson demand justice,” adding, “the court is corrupt and the judge has no jurisdiction to dismiss the claim; Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) v Secretary of State Alex Padilla, for lack of representation and dilution of vote. “CFR feels, the judge will continue to delay and dismiss, and we will re-amend, and the judge will continue to to delay and we amend, until we run out of money,” said Mark.

In conclusion, Mark stated, “There is no justice for people who do not have money and there is no justice in California, because there is no representation.”

Please show up on Wednesday, wearing your Jefferson gear. Carry Jefferson and American flags, and make signs, that read “Citizens for Fair Representation v Secretary of State Alex Padilla” or “We Demand Our Day in Court”, or “Justice” , “Equal Representation”, etc. We need as many people as possible to show up and take a stand.
New Jefferson Radio Show Premiers March 4th

The Counties of El Dorado, Nevada and Placer, have joined together will begin broadcasting,the “State of Jefferson Hour”. on KAHI 950 Am and 104.5 FM Radio, on Sunday, March 4th, between the hours of 10 and 11 am. This will be a one hour, live, talk show, hosted by a pool of co-hosts, from the three-Counties. Greg Walsh will be joined by Mike Murray, both of Placer County, will co-host, the shows, every Sunday, over the next few weeks.

KAHI, has a listening audience of 800,000, covering the three counties, to include the area of South Lake Tahoe and a large portion of eastern Sacramento County. You are encouraged to listen in and also call in. The show will feature special guests, as well as announcements about all the “happenings”, occurring in the Jefferson Counties.

Don't Forget: “Jefferson State of Mine”, broadcasts every Sunday, between 9 and 10 am, on KNCR Radio 1460, located in Redding. You may access KNCR on your computer, click on “live chat”. Both KAHI and KNCR podcast, so you can listen anytime at your convenience. For KNCR, just click on archive, and scroll down to Sunday.

Win A Cruise to Mexico or Alaska

Tickets are now available to win a cruise for two to Mexico or Alaska, or a $3,000 deposit towards your dream vacation. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100, and lucky winner will be announced at the St. Patrick's Day Festival, on March 17, at the River Park in Red Bluff. Winner does not have to be present to win. All proceeds will go to the Citizens for Fair Representation legal fund and checks should be made out to State of Jefferson Formation.
If you would like to purchase tickets, or your county participate in selling tickets, please contact Clayton Rapoza, 530-776-8434. The SOJ El Dorado County committee also has tickets and you can purchase by calling Terry Gherardi at 530-677-4294.
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. For more information, please check the website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste:
April 28th
Hosted By: Tehama Shooters Association and Tehama County Jefferson Committee
When: Saturday, April 28th at 7:00 am
Where: 26950 Manton Road, Red Bluff

Three Events: Centerfire Handgun * Rifle * Trap
$25 for one event
$45 for two events
$65 for three events
Please call 530-529-1346 or email to get your registration form. Registration deadline April 21st.

No Steel Core, Armor Piercing, Or Tracer Rounds
Shooters Supply Their Own Ammo
Iron Sights Only - No Optics Or Red Dot Sights
Men’s And Women’s Divisions
Free Coffee & Donuts
Bbq Lunch Included

Patriots exercising their 2nd Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Sounds like fun. All Jeffersonians and Liberty Loving Americans are welcome!

Limited Edition Commemorative License Plate

Now available. Be among the first to receive your special State of Jefferson Foundational Patriot license plate. Order now and you can select your desired number sequence.

Anyone donating $500 or more will receive this limited special license plate free. More information is available by visiting the website.  Click on “Resources” and then “Finances & Fundraising link. This is where you will also be able to select your personal number for the plate. Only 2,000 plates are offered.
Conference Call
February 25, 2018

Join us as we come together to share information that will inspire and encourage you.
Conference Call Phone number:
Access Code: 307268#

For Questions during the call, simply log into our Chat Room.

Don't miss out!  Mark your calendar for upcoming calls!
  • Mar. 11th and Mar. 25th
  • Apr. 8th and Apr. 22nd
  • May 13th and May 27th
Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.

Curry County, OR

2nd Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach, OR 97444

El Dorado County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville

Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 PM, to socialize, ask questions, buy merchandise, and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Josephine County, OR

1st Thursday each month - 5:30 PM
Black Forest Restaurant
Grants Pass

3rd Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Wild River Pizza
Cave Junction

Klamath County

1st  Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Community Hall aka Shasta Grange, 5831 Shasta Way

Nevada County

2nd and 4th Mondays - 6:00 PM
Robinsons Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County

NEW DAY beginning March
3rd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
8062 North Lake Circle
Lakeview Hills Club House
Granite Bay
At the cross street of Auburn Folsom Road, there is a sign that says Lakeview Hills, turn into the neighborhood then turn left at the T for the "Clubhouse" and you will see an opened chain-link fence (the 8062 #'s are small, not very obvious) 

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
3276 Bechelli Lane

Sutter and Yuba Counties

2nd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Caltrans Building Sierra Room
703 B Street

4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City

Tehama County

1st  & 3rd Friday each month - 7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Trinity County

2nd Thursday each month 6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church
7450 State Highway 3

3rd Wednesday each month - 6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza
120 Nugget Lane

Tuolumne County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Dianna Baird
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Foothill Conservancy: It's time to protect the Mokelumne for Good!

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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.
Dear Carol:
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 AgencyClaire_Electra small'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. 1:30 pm, McClean Hall, Pardee Center near Valley Springs. 

-- Speak up at the California Natural Resources Agency's public hearing in Oakland on Monday, February 26 at 6 pm. 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 Tuesday, February 27.  9 am800 Court St, Jackson or the Calaveras County Board of Supervisorsmeeting that same day, 9 am, Government Center, San Andreas.

-- Attend the East Bay Municipal Utility District board meeting on Tuesday, February 27.  1:
15 pm375 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 March 8, 5 p.m. deadline (pls or use and customize our sample online email/letter.
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!
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Jackson CA 95642

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Andrea Macon Dinner & Auction - Sat Mar 10

"Support Andrea Macon" Dinner & Auction
Saturday March 10 from 5:30-8:30pm
21200 Ostrom Road, Fiddletown (former Moose Lodge)
Limited seating! Get your advanced tickets by Sunday March 4

Friday, February 16, 2018

Amador County attorney Robert Schell announces run for Amador County Judge

AMADOR COUNTY, CA - On Wednesday, February 2018, Amador County attorney Robert Schell--after gathering more than 900 nomination/in lieu of filing fee signatures--tossed his hat into the 2018 Amador County election ring by filing his intention to run for Amador County Judge Office Number 2, which is currently held by a Gov. Brown appointee, Renee Day, to fill the position left by the retirement of Judge Susan Harlan, until such time as an election could be held.

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"
As an attorney, Schell practiced many areas of law, but states that Constitutional Law is the most important legal subject in our nation, and the best way to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution is to practice in the area of Criminal law, “where many of our freedoms that we take for granted have been seriously eroded over time, ending up practically non-existent due to numerous “exceptions,” which have been created by higher courts over the years.
“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."

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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

Fundraising Dinner for District 5 Supervisor Candidate Andrea Macon - Sat Mar 10

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: