Free Seminar Tonight


Posted by Annie in Political, Tuolumne County on October 28, 2010

Tonight, Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Heidi Fuller is hosting this presentation by Paul Boylan Esq., a Davis, CA attorney. This is a ‘must-see’ presentation! Join us tonight at 7:00 p.m., in the Supervisors Chambers.

Be ready to arm yourselves with pencils and knowledge, use the California Public Records Act to finally become the boss again in politics!

What:  Learn how to use the California Public Records Act to get information from public agencies, root out corruption and provide citizen oversight of our local and state government agencies.

Speaker:  Paul Boylan, Esq. an attorney from Davis, CA who specializes in the California Public Records Act and who has made a name for himself helping folks root out corruption using the California Public Records Act.

Date:  October 28th, 2010
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Location:   2 South Green Street, Sonora, CA in the Board of Supervisors Room.

  • Find out how to use the powerful tool of the California Public Records Act as a private citizen. 
  • Find out which state and local agencies and personnel are subject to the Act.
  • Find out what types of documents and information must be disclosed to the public. 
  • Find out what to do if the information is withheld or you are stonewalled in your efforts.
  • Get templates to use in your efforts.

We all know that government at every level has gotten out of control.  It seems like “public service” has come to mean the public exists to serve the various agencies rather than the other way around!  It is time that We The People take back control over our local government agencies.  They belong to US! 

Virtually every piece of paper, every phone call, every memo, every email, every time schedule, every expenditure, and every trip taken in a government vehicle belongs to the public!  We have a right to know what is happening with the public resources for which we are paying.  We have the responsibility as citizens to use the tools given to us under the law to monitor how well our agencies are functioning and find out whether they are following the laws and regulations that govern them. 

This is only possible if we actively engage in the monitoring process. 

The California Public Records Act is a very powerful but seldom used tool.  It gives citizens the ability to root out information and be responsible stewards.  It is time that we learn to use these tools to hold those in public service accountable to the public.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain powerful tools in fight against corrupt government officials. Let’s hold them accountable.

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Car Shopping Time!


Posted by Annie in Opinion on October 7, 2010

Not my idea of fun way to spend an afternoon — but we haven’t much choice. The transmission is failing on our 1999 Subaru Outback, which by-the-way has been a very reliable vehicle. My only complaint has been and continues to be the seats. Frankly, they suck.

1999 Subaru Outback

As someone with knee, hip and back problems, who rarely drives — the passenger seat simply doesn’t cut it. This is a fault that still has not been corrected in newer models, so we are looking at the Tribeca, still a Subaru product but one that comes with the option of dual adjustable seats. For the past three years, every time we make an out of town trip, we have to rent a vehicle because I can’t sit longer than an hour in our Outback.

Of course our first stop was the Subaru dealership in Sonora. We love to shop our local businesses and I was told that between October 1st and October 31st all NEW Subaru’s are selling for $1 over invoice. That sounds like a pretty amazing deal. So, we have an appointment to test drive a Tribeca on Tuesday.

Does anyone have any firsthand knowledge of the Tribeca? What do you love about it? Hate? I’m also interested in any car buying tips. We are also considering the Toyota 4Runner.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, do consider purchasing a Subaru and buying now just might save you a bundle.

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