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January 21, 2017

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ByHeatherHoelscher @DN_Heather on Twitter RED BLUFF Tehama County Superior Court Judge John Garaventa retired after nearly 19 years on the bench on Nov. 16, 2016. Garaventa was appointed by former Gov. Pete Wilson and was sworn in on Feb. 20, 1998. Garaventa was elevated to the Superior Court in August 1998 upon court unification and was re-elected in 2012. His term would have expired in 2019. "The court wishes Judge Garaventa the best in his retirement," said Caryn Downing, Tehama Superior Court executive officer. According to, Garaventa re- ceived a Juris Doctor, a professional law degree, from John F. Kennedy University School of Law. The Tehama County Superior Court as of Thursday was waiting to hear whether Garaven- ta's vacancy will be filled through an appoint- ment by Gov. Jerry Brown or by an election in the future. The governor has the discretion as to whether or not he will fill Garaventa's midterm vacancy, Downing said. A message was left for Garaventa Thursday af- ternoon for a comment regarding his retirement but he did not respond as of 5 p.m. Friday. SUPERIOR COURT Tehama County judge retires By Mike Householder The Associated Press ADRIAN,MICH. In living rooms, cafes and offices, people across America watched Donald Trump become the nation's 45th president. Among them was a retired autoworker in Michigan who was awe-struck by the inaugura- tion, another retiree from Kentucky who planned to counter protest in support of Trump and a Mexican immigrant in Phoenix worried about the future. Others avoided watching the cere- mony altogether, underscoring America's deep political divide. Here's what they had to say: 'Whatamoment' Gary Krohn watched the proceedings at a Fra- ternal Order of Eagles chapter in Adrian, Mich- igan, an iced tea in front of him. "This is history in the making right here," the 69-year-old General Motors retiree said as he watched dignitaries walking through the Cap- itol building with President Barack Obama on a TV affixed to a wall. "These pictures are priceless," Krohn said. Krohn said Trump wants to make "this country great again, not for himself, but for all Americans." REACTIONS Withhopesand fears, a divided America watches inauguration Workershelpremoveseveral people, including children, found alive inside Italian hotel crushed by snowslide. PAGEB8 'MIRACLE' Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors Mexican drug kingpin appears in American courtroom, then heads to jail that held terror- ists, mobsters. PAGE A7 DRUG LORD 'El Chapo' hauled off to heavy-security US jail Staff report COTTONWOOD A man was caught siphoning fuel from a vehicle at 10:38 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Middle School by deputies who were dispatched to the scene regarding a theft in progress. The suspect, Dillon James Hobbs, 23, was later identified and charged with vandalism and theft. Evergreen Middle School staff at the scene reported t he y ob - ser ved a dark col- ored pickup truck enter the school grounds, ac- cording to a press release issued Fri- day by the Tehama County Sheriff's Office. The driver was seen siphoning fuel from the school's vehicles parked at the back of the school. Upon arrival deputies contacted Hobbs hiding be- hind a school vehicle that was actively being siphoned for fuel, the release said. Hobbs was taken into custody without incident and booked into Tehama County Jail on the charges of vandalism under $400 in damages, theft under $950 and trespassing. Bail was set at $9,000. It was discovered Hobbs cut the exterior fencing en- closing the vehicles using a pair of bolt cutters found nearby. This incident was one of a number of thefts that have plagued the Evergreen School District for more than a week. Fuel from the school ve- hicles, school resources and equipment have been re- ported stolen. Hobbs is being investi- gated for his role in these separate incidences that share the same pattern, ac- cording to the release. CRIME Man arrested for fuel siphoning at local school By Julie Zeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter CORNING Tehama County Farm Bureau President Julie Kelley welcomed a packed room to the annual meet- ing Thursday, when several community members were honored at the Corning Vet- erans Memorial Hall during the Farm Bureau's annual meeting. "Thank you all for decid- ing to spend your evening with the Tehama County Farm Bureau," Kelley said. Thanking the Corning FFA, Tri Counties Young Ranchers and Farmers and Tehama County Beef Am- bassadors for their assis- tance with the evening, Kel- ley turned things over to Past President Sam Mudd for the invocation. Second Vice-President and Youth Agricultural Ed- ucation Committee mem- ber Shelley Macdonald in- troduced special guests from Flournoy Elementary School, who were regional winners for the Imagine This writing contest spon- sored by Ag in the Class- room and their teacher Ra- chel Davis. Winners Nata- lie Cisneros, Dottie Davis, Libby Merkley and Kaycee Murphy read their award- winning stories. California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger pre- sented awards to recognize each of the winners and their teacher before giving an address to the crowd during which he talked about his experiences as a farmer. Wenger initially studied veterinary medicine at Cal Poly with the intention of being a farmer on the side, but took to heart a talk with his father in which his fa- ther said farming was like starting a family. If you wait until you can afford it, it may never happen and sometimes you just have to start first and then figure out how to make it work. Being involved with agri- culture has had its ups and downs, but it's a great way of life in addition to a way to make a living, Wenger said. It has been tougher in re- cent years with the drought challenging water rights dating back to the 1850s. "We here in Califor- nia can squeeze more crop by drop than anywhere," Wenger said. "We grow 300 different types of commod- ities, but it takes water. People want ice cream and chicken and pork and it all takes water." To produce a typical daily diet, it takes an average of 1,500 gallons of water to produce, Wenger said. One challenge is there are few people with an agricultural TEHAMA COUNTY FARM BUREAU LOCAL YOUTH RECOGNIZED AT ANNUAL CONGREGATION California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger congratulates Flournoy Elementary School student Kaycee Murphy on being a regional winner of the Imagine This writing contest Thursday at the Tehama County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the Corning Veterans Memorial Hall. PHOTOS BY JULIE ZEEB — DAILY NEWS Tehama County Farm Bureau Director Bruce Lindauer asks for a moment of silence for long-time agricultural community supporter Tom Wulfert, who died in October. Lindauer presented Kathy Sibert, center, with a $100donation to the Red Bluff Round-Up Museum in Wulfert's memory. Also pictured is 2016Farm Bureau President Julie Kelley. BUREAU PAGE 9 REACTIONS PAGE 9 t NEWPRESIDENTINOFFICE DonaldJ.Trumpbecomes45thCommanderInChief SEEPAGEA6FOROURCOVERAGE OF THE INAUGURATION! Community.....A3 Opinion............A4 Lifestyles........A5 Sports.............. B1 Classifieds......B9 Weather ........ A10 INDEX U Dow Jones Industrial 19,827.25 (+94.85) U Standard & Poor's 2271.31 (+7.62) U Nasdaq 5555.33 (+15.25) BUSINESS Check out what's going on in your neighborhood and the community. PAGE A2 LOCAL CALENDAR Have a great day, William Buntain! GOOD MORNING Hobbs "Ag is tough, but we keep going. We get surprised by a lot of things, but one thing that doesn't surprise me is the grit and guts of those in this room who are resourceful. We will persevere and fight on." — California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger 530-366-3166 545 Adobe Rd., Red Bluff » Saturday, January 21, 2017 $1.00 AN EDITION OF THE CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD Volume132,issue44 7 98304 20753 8 Online Get more news on our website. P.M.rain High: Low: 54 45 PAGE A10

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