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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/16/2014 02:29 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/16/2014 03:29 PM
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The Candidate Events Roll On. District Three Candidate Borean Hosts Event At The Hub

Arnold, CA...On Mon April 07th, District Three Supervisor Candidate Mike Borean hosted a Meet & Greet at The HUB. The HUB is becoming just that as their dance card has been filled with event after event. They started with HUB for appetizers and conversation. Candidate Borean spoke about what he would like to see accomplished in the county to improve the business climate. Sheriff Candidate Pat Garrahan also attended and spoke. We have video below...

The first of the full candidates nights will be on April 16th in Murphys for District Three. There will also be another one in in Arnold the first part of May at Sequoia Woods...

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Posted on: 2014-04-16 14:47:12   By: Anonymous
Garrahan is the MAN!!! For SHERIFF!!!!!

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    Posted on: 2014-04-16 17:11:23   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2014-04-16 17:16:04   By: Anonymous
    Unfortunate that the entire meeting wasn't recorded when the real tough questions were asked and not just the chest pounding part . What you are not seeing here is Mr. Boreans's temper tantrum and refusal to discuss a very important issue to this community . Below are some thoughts and facts that speak to this issue . If you were there this message is clear and if you weren't what happened was Mr. Borean would not discuss a important issue in a rational manner and presented false and inflammatory evidence or should be described as false evidence , he basically had a tantrum and had no facts to back up his position .

    Why would you want a supervisor that cannot have a civil and intelligent discourse in a public forum ? Why would you want a supervisor who aligns himself
    with the likes of Donna Broglio , and Carol Gordon ? Why would you want a supervisor that wants PRIVATE meetings on important community issues instead of a honest and open discussion of the FACTS in the public forum ? Would you want a supervisor who loose's his temper and refuses to address critical issues ? How would such a person manage to get along with 4 other supervisors and STAFF if elected ? If elected how would he face people who may not agree with his views , just have a temper tantrum and refuse to address the problem ? This county's board has been dysfunctional for years due to the board of supervisors who have been in office for way to long , career politicians as it were , the cronyism has been rampant . Mike Borean if elected would probably have a great relationship with Darin I would think. Niether one seems to be able to play with others very well.
    This dysfunction of the board and 20 plus years Merita's EXPERIENCE has driven this once proserous county into 8 million + $'s of debt and the future isn't looking much brighter
    The Candy Rock issue is just one part of the big picture which is going on all over the U.S. just look what is happening in Clark county Nev. right now . That is and has been happening right here for years . The frog is being boiled slowly . Do you remember the Interface ? Merita was behind that little land grab also. 6500 acres of some of the best recreation land available was closed and she has been behind closing Candy Rock also as is Mike Boring . Congressman McClintock's office was astounded when they visited the area and found out the details behind the closure.
    The only product this area has to sell is recreation and that ability is dependent on the availability of the use of public lands . There is a agenda within the federal government to get the public off THEIR lands and that is undeniable just look at the ''do-not'' signs and gates with in the national forest today . Merita has been kept in office by the faction who wants to follow this agenda , CSERC, Sierra Club, ICLEI etc. Borean has gone down this same path of wanting to shutter in some more of YOUR public lands for his own selfish and fact less reasons which ultimately will make the community less safe for many reasons which he would realize if he really was a ''local'' as he claims .
    The real ''locals'' and the USFS have been studying this issue for the last 5 years or so and have come to the same conclusion that the NRA's report and Congressman McClintock's office as well as 1300 signatories which is 25% of the local populous have come to the conclusion that CRQ is best left open for the benefit of the entire community .The local police and hunter safety folks use the venue and have for 40 + years with out a problem
    Would you like ANOTHER supervisor who bases decisions on false claims and for personal reasons ? The real facts are available and Borean and Calloway choose to ignore them and rely on falsehoods and hysteria .
    One of the complaints that was being levied about Candy rock was noise so the ''locals'' conducted a sound study and it revealed no problem . We did not have the right letters behind our names so the Forest service hired a professional sound company to do the same test . The results are stated below on page 33 in the report ''Conclusions'' . Our amateur study was within 2 DB's one way or the other of the pricy pro's .

    Conclusions of sound study done by Bollard Acoustical Consultants for USFS page 33 of report dated Oct. 52012
    Based on considerable monitoring of ambient and firearms noise at, and in the general vicinity of, the Candy Rock Quarry, this assessment concludes the following:
    • Noise generated by firearms usage at the quarry is typically plainly audible at the nearest residences. With increasing distance from the quarry, the audibility of the firearms diminishes considerably.
    • Although audible, maximum noise levels generated by firearms usage at the quarry typically did not exceed 65 dBA Lmax at the nearest residences, with the vast majority of the data collected indicating firearms noise levels were below 60 dBA Lmax, with some levels below 50 dB Lmax.
    • Maximum noise levels measured at Site B, which was located in close proximity to existing residences on Utica Drive, frequently exceeded 60 dBA Lmax even when there was no shooting activity occurring at the quarry. These maximums were observed to be caused by natural sounds (primarily birds), property maintenance activities, local traffic, distant aircraft overflights, etc.
    • In the month of May, the quarry was used for shooting activities approximately 2/3 of the days in the month, with the range uses adhering to the posted hours 89% of the time.
    • Computed Day/Night Average Noise Levels (Ldn) for the month of May, including 19 days during which firearms usage occurred at the quarry, typically ranged from 45 to 55 dB Ldn at the nearest residences. These levels are below the County’s 60 dB Ldn exterior noise level standard for residential uses.• Measured maximum noise levels attributable to firearms usage at the quarry were well below levels at which the onset of hearing damage can be expected.
    key , Db-unit of sound , CNEL Community Noise Equivalent Level 24 hr.Av. 7-10 evening = 3 weight . Night time 10 wt. Ldn , Day/Night Average w/o evening av.
    Leq , Equivalent or energy-averaged sound level. Lmax Highest root mean square sound level over a given period of time .

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      Posted on: 2014-04-16 17:33:56   By: Anonymous
      This is not the rest of the story just part of the rest of it , there is much more in the way of FACTS to follow , some of them below .

      Yes, facts are relevant as illustrated above blessed by the NRA and now senator McClintock as the letter below shows .
      Candy Rock is a valuable resource to the community not only monetarily but for safety reasons and the senators office recognizes it after viewing it personally and studying the situation.
      The senators office studied the facts and came to the conclusions as stated in the letter below .
      People like Merita would have the pit closed for one reason and that is to curry votes and not even give a thought as to the consequences of her actions . At one point on her web page she had a ''selfie'' of her shooting at Tom Tryons ranch to attempt to connivence the public she was pro 2nd amendment .
      Mike Boring is no different , claiming to be a ''avid'' shooter, and a 2nd amendment supporter wanting to close the pit for his own selfish personal reasons with no regard for the safety of the community .
      Both of these people are the problem with the demise of this district .They and other who complain to the USFS become facilitators for the government to shutter in more of the national forest which is their ultimate goal which devastates our local economy and makes out local society weaker and the county poorer .

      C. Ross Branch
      Field Representative
      Office of Congressman McClintock
      (916) 786-5560
      (202) 747-4328

      Ms. Susan Skalski
      Forest Supervisor
      Stanislaus National Forest
      19777 Greenley Road
      Sonora, CA 95370

      Dear Ms. Skalski:

      I write in regards to the Candy Rock Quarry located on the Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Ranger District in Calaveras County near Hathaway Pines, California and the management proposals regarding the site. This letter is in support of continued shooting at Candy Rock Quarry.

      As you are aware, the Calaveras Ranger District is in the process of finalizing its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which is due out for review in September 2013. My office has received voluminous correspondence regarding the alternative options. Over 1300 people, mostly residents of the Highway 4 corridor being about 25% of the population, have signed written petitions to keep the Quarry open for recreational shooting. Law enforcement officers (including Forest Service personnel), military active duty and combat veterans, hunter safety instructors, and local Scout leaders use the Quarry at various times for firearms training and instruction. The evidence is overwhelming that the Quarry is the safest place for recreational shooting in the forest. The displacement of target shooters from the Quarry presents safety problems as shooting locations will become more dispersed and indiscriminate.

      Target shooting is an important activity for many families and people of all ages and physical abilities. For over 40 years, the Quarry has served as a unique location for this activity. It should remain so.

      The management alternative of Continued Current Management is the most consistent with Federal, State, and local law. I strongly oppose any action which further restricts the right of the public to access public lands for lawful activities.

      I appreciate your attention to this matter.

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      Posted on: 2014-04-16 19:46:18   By: Anonymous
      You spent as much time typing your comments as you did talking at the meeting that night.

      Yes, Candy Rock is an issue for some of the community, but not for everyone. Mike Borean spent a considerable amount of time on your issue and moved on because you were monopolizing the discussion. In fact he clearly stated that he needed to move on to have time to address other issues.

      Many people had concerns about health and safety such as protecting our water supply and preserving long-term agreements; our relationship with Bear Valley and it's future; County budget issues; equitable road maintenance in our area; crime; and economic development.

      Your concerns were heard by everyone there. They were clearly answered by the candidate, just not to your liking.

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      Posted on: 2014-04-17 07:52:04   By: Anonymous
      Your position on Candy Rock does not have broad support. Good human beings I know no longer shoot their when they realize the impact on their friend and neighbors. Gee......Who said do to others what you would have done to you. The world will not end if we move the range. No one will take away your guns

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        Posted on: 2014-04-17 15:47:47   By: Anonymous
        hello D Bag

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    Posted on: 2014-04-16 20:18:54   By: Anonymous
    YES HE IS!!!!!!!

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Posted on: 2014-04-16 23:06:26   By: Anonymous
Mr. Garrahan appears to be well educated and comes with lots of street smarts from his city beat to Afganistan. He presented some common sense ideas that can easily be implemented for little to no cost. His comments on attacking crime patterns with an increased reserve deputy force sounded like a man with a plan.

I was impressed and he has my vote.

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    Posted on: 2014-04-23 20:04:21   By: Anonymous
    Garrahan is a joke. No real issues to stand on.

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