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Mountain Democrat (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Placerville, CaliforniaCalifornians oldest newspaper est. 18 5 1jflountain Democrat monday August 31,2015 volume 164 a Issue 104 754santiago joins Briggs in Back pay fight Chris Dale staff writer two term District 5 supervisor Norm a Santiago who left office this past january has asked the county to determine whether or not she is owed Back pay. In a May 20 letter to attorney Jon Hendrickson with the George Hills Law firm which represents the county with liability related issues Santiago requested an evaluation of her wages with respect to a certain resolutions adopted by the Norma Santiago Board of supervisors a a i never put this in writing and Given All the craziness that Wras happening i did no to do much followup except an occasional inquiry a she wrote in part. Her claim is partly based on her interpretation of two earlier Board decisions taken while she was still in office. The resulting policies then offered pay in lieu of management leave and Cost of living adjustments for All elected officials. In addition she stated that the other relevant Board decision separated supervisors wage and benefits from that of other elected which resulted in a loss of a some of the bos finally she wrote that she believed the second decision w Ould not be implemented until january 2015. Santiago a letter concludes with her Hope for an amicable Resolution a without my necessitating to file a formal claim a adding that if such a claim would be More beneficial to the county and to her she would proceed with that action. Santiago a letter references her former Board colleague Ron Briggs who has made a similar claim on similar grounds however unlike Briggs letter her letter does not include detailed descriptions of amounts he said he is owed. The county notified Santiago that her claim had been rejected effective june 15, 2015, by Means of a formal notice of rejection by operation of Law. Like the notice sent to Briggs earlier this one states a notice is hereby Given that the claim which you presented to the Al Dorado county Board of supervisors on May 20, 2015, to the extent it stated any cause s of action not enumerated As an exception to the claim presentation requirement at government code Section 905, w As rejected by operation of Law on june 15,� see Santiago Page a7 seven busted in Tahoe search Amanda Williams staff writer South Lake Tahoe South Lake Al Dorado narcotics task Force agents arrested seven people on suspicion of drug related activity following a search at Home last week. At 3 . On aug. 24 agents served a warrant at the residence in the 800 Block of til Lac Road and contacted 11 adults seven of whom reportedly told Law enforcement officers that they resided in the Home. After searching the residence sheriffs officials said the agents found me the ample Ela mine and heroin. Other items confiscated were a spoons commonly used to reduce heroin into a liquid form by heating them Small Cotton pieces commonly used to filter drugs before injection and hypodermic Needles and syringes were found. Glass pipes commonly used to smoke methamphetamine were also recovered according to it Tom Murdoch with the Al Dorado county sheriff s department. Richard Martin was arrested on suspicion of maintaining a residence for Sale of narcotics and Possession of narcotics p a a p Hemal a. See bust Page a 7 Democrat photos by Julie Samrock Marshall medical centers vice president of medical affairs Reginald Rice and his wife Shirley above read the unveiled Wall of donors inside the Cameron Park Campus new cancer Center. A ribbon cutting ceremony and guided Tours took place on aug 27. New cancer Center elevates care Julie Samrick staff writer judge Breaks her silence last wednesday evening Marshall medical Center staff patients and Community leaders gathered to celebrate the Cameron Park Campus new s,500-Square-foot cancer Center where patients May now receive previously off site cancer treatments and services in one consolidated location. A this Center Marks a vast improvement in convenience for our said Hospital s poke s person c a Nie Poggio including Access to medical appointments radiation treatment. Lib work imaging and infusions. A we Are always asking How can w a provide Wendy Goosen with the hospitals specially care services department shows the new wig room which allows patients to choose from free wigs and head scarves during treatment. Support during what is a scary time Quot Marshall medical ceo James Whipple said in ins opening remarks. A that Means not making anyone w Ait longer than necessary. The new cancer Center will allow staff to Speed up the process for patients. Including diagnoses and treatment to make a scary cancer Center Amanda Williams staff writer cts everal weeks after District attorneys office officials excluded Al Dorado county Superior court judge Dylan Sullivan from proceedings the judge Fias made a statement. Without saying much at All. W hat 1 want to. Vogt a t judge Dylan Sullivan say i can t say said Sullivan w Hen contacted by the Mountain Democrat. �?o1 am sure it is hard for the Public to understand it is highly sensitive. I will respect the judicial ethics put in place before me. A see Sullivan Page a7public health tips aim to keep seniors moving health Chris Daley staff writer just in time. September is National healthy aging month and to help celebrate the Al Dorado county Public health department has issued a special Alert to All residents of the county titled a three health tips for a get moving get involved and get cheeked describes activities seniors can do that Cost Little to nothing and just might brighten up those Golden years get moving is pretty self explanatory but there a More to it than simply saturdays through a Ort. 2fi a pm amp 9 30pm. Win up to $50,000 Hwy 50 a red Hawk Parkway 888-573-3495 redhawk Coamo com Volunteer firefighters have been a county Staple for More than a Century geology Bird watching think Audubon society walking and hiking thank Sierra club rocks me. Gems there a plenty of them around and people who know and love them master gardeners and master Fixx preservers offer a eon11icopia to it of Good 11 is to grow make and eat. Not surer Mingyi. Poop Vav Are met ived with hobbies my a. And Leisure groups or with their communities report a tips getting from one chair to another. Quot studies show that people who exercise not Only live longer they live the memo notes. Regular exercise and Phy Sical activity help reduce the risk of Dev eloping serious conditions diseases and disabilities that 11 he i gift e ii Saeei it mpa i by t he a i n g p n it Cess experts cite a a Falls As a major cause of disability m older adults but they can he minimized if not prevented by some simple approaches such As balancing exercises and strength training that will also a help build Muscles and reduce the risk of and a stretching regimen will help you stay Limber the memo advises. T to e 11 i no i i in olved eco a id not in a e a s 11 r considering the v ast array of clubs societies charities and almost even kind of Hobby and interest group available in Al Dorado county friends Oft h e Libra by. T h e f. 1 i Hgt no 11� c i Unity historical museum and Marshall medical Center All hav e robust programs and activities operated by dedicated Volunteer i he food Bank of a a Dorado a county relies heavily on volunteers As do the Placerville police department and Al Dorado county sheriffs department

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