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April 24, 2014

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By Rich Greene rgreene@redbluffdailynews.com @richgreenenews on Twitter SacRamento » A U.S. District Court judge Wednesday denied a US Army Corps of Engineers' mo- tion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Tehama County farmer that al- leges his due process rights were violated by the government agency. However Senior Judge Law- rence Karlton of the Eastern Dis- trict Court of California did grant dismissal for seven individually named codefendants, who were members of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Pacific Legal Foundation filed the lawsuit in October 2013 on behalf of Duarte Nursery Inc. and John Duarte, president of the family-owned business. U.S. DiStRict coURt Court denies motion to dismiss nursery suit By andre Byik abyik@redbluffdailynews.com @andrebyik on Twitter coRninG » To many here this week, purple is the color of hope, honor and reflection. In its third year, organizers of Corning's Relay for Life, which raises money to benefit the Amer - ican Cancer Society and is set to start at 9 a.m. Saturday at Corning Union High School, say the goal is to raise $15,000 to go toward can - cer research and programs. At a recent Corning City Council meeting, Mayor Gary Strack pro- claimed April Relay for Life month, and Friday as "Paint Our Town Purple Day" in honor of the city's more than 100 cancer survivors. Ranae Beckley, who spoke on behalf of Corning's Relay for Life event, said at the meeting that the color purple "stands for our sur - vivors, and we want to truly show coRninG Relay for Life set for Saturday Participants will walk in honor, reflection of those affected by cancer By Rich Greene rgreene@redbluffdailynews.com @richgreenenews on Twitter ReD BlUff » When Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Sandy Bruce in April 2013 to fill the Tehama County Supervisor term vacated by the death of George Russell the position only came with the guarantee Bruce would have it un - til the next county- wide election. T hat election comes up June 3 when Bruce is be - ing challenged by a pair of business owners for the final two years of the District 2 seat. The cha lleng- e r s t o r e p r e - sent central Te- hama County on the board are K. "Candy" Carlson and Mitchell Drury. The remaining two years of the term would begin Jan. 5, 2015. The position pays an annual sal - ary of $12,540, although a measure to raise the salary beginning with the upcoming term is also on the June 3 ballot. In 2016 the posi - tion will return to its normal 4-year election cycle. Bruce Before being appointed Bruce worked for 28 years in the fiscal department of Tehama County Social Services. She said that experience af- forded her the opportunity to be- come familiar with many county departments and local government operations, budgets and funding. During that time she served as a union steward and participated in labor negotiations. Bruce serves on eight committees, three commis - sions, the Library site and Animal JUne 3 election 3 vie for rest of supervisor term Appointed Bruce challenged by business owners Carlson, Drury Nor Cal Antique Tractor & Engine Club and Branch 114 Early Days Gas Engine & Trac- tor Association will hold the an- nual Spring Gas Up event April 25-27 at the Tehama District Fairground in Red Bluff. The event will kick off at noon Friday and be open to the pub - lic until 5 p.m. Activities will re- sume 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur- day and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. A large display of antique tractors and engines will be fea- tured and there will be tractor pulls held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. The parade of tractors is set for Saturday afternoon. There will be many demon - strations of antique tractors and gas engines performing the jobs they were designed to do. Some are more than 100 years old. This is the oldest agriculture- related show of its kind in the North State and showcases the ingenuity and resourcefulness of our ancestors as they were determined to make their lives more productive. The event is fun for all ages and free to the public. For more information, call 527- 3650 or 736-7723 and visit www. edgeta.com/branch114.htm. to Do TRACTOR SHOW, PULL PROMISES TO BE A 'GAS' Courtesy photos Dawson spencer, of Los Molinos, participates in the 2013 spring Gas up events aboard a Farmall tractor. steve Zane of paynes Creek drives a Case tractor in the 2013 pull. the annual spring Gas up event will kick off again this year April 25 at the tehama District Fairground in red Bluff. Featuring a display of antique tractors and engines, the event runs till April 27. Community ..... A3 opinion ............ A6 sports.............. B1 Comics ............B5 Classifieds ......B6 Weather ..........B8 Index ............... ## inDeX Civil War Days battles are noon and 3 p.m. saturday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. sunday at William Ayers park. Reenactment Brawl at Dog Island set for this weekend Cal Fire announces that burn permits will be required starting thursday, May 1, in unincorporated areas. PAGE A3 cal fiRe Burn permits required in county next week his reputation now hinges on last week when he delayed an evacuation and apparently abandoned the ferry. PAGE B3 SoUth KoRea Ferry captain had 40 years experience the reports of chlorine gas use were denied by syria and have yet to be confirmed by any organization. PAGE B8 SyRia Activists accuse Assad of new chemical attack What: spring Gas up When: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. saturday and 8 a.m. to noon sunday Where: tehama District Fair- ground How much: Free Information: 527-3650 IF you go... 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