Monday, October 14, 2019

Jefferson Messenger - Volume 3, Issue 19

Volume 3 . Issue 19                   October 12, 2019
"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation, must begin by subduing the freedom of speech" - Benjamin Franklin

California Gun Owners Fight
Open-Carry Restrictions

Click here for Mark Baird's "The Opening Shot".
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Emboldened by a string of recent favorable federal court rulings, gun rights advocates now aim to overturn California’s longstanding open-carry laws.
Two men from rural Northern California counties say they’ve been denied open-carry permits by local authorities and can’t even begin to start the application process because the state doesn’t give sheriffs the necessary forms. They believe California’s laws, which require applicants to demonstrate “good cause,” amount to a de facto ban and note that the state hasn’t issued an open-carry license since the law went into effect in 2012.
On Wednesday, the two men argued in federal court that the public safety laws infringe on their constitutional and “God-given” right to travel and be in public with loaded firearms.
“The state has taken a broad-brush approach and banned the right to bear arms,” said Amy Bellantoni, attorney for plaintiffs Mark Baird and Richard Gallardo.
The Siskiyou and Shasta county residents sued California Attorney General Xavier Becerra this past April in federal court, claiming the state laws violate the Second and Fourth amendments.
Their case, and several others, could impact California and the few remaining states that restrict or prohibit the open carrying of firearms. California is one of five states that prohibit carrying guns in public, as do Florida, Illinois, New York, South Carolina and the District of Columbia.
While California law does allow counties with fewer than 200,000 residents to issue open-carry permits, it leaves the decision up to local police chiefs and sheriffs. The plaintiffs say the population requirement is unfair and that the law gives local law enforcement too much discretion.
Under the law, local law enforcement “may issue” an open-carry permit if the applicant is of “good moral character” and “good cause” exists.
During a court hearing Wednesday in downtown Sacramento, the state’s lawyers said California’s open-carry laws are “firmly rooted in history” and enacted to protect public safety. They argued that the Second Amendment doesn’t give Americans an “unconditional right” to carry guns in plain view and cite the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, District of Columbia v. Heller.
Matthew Wise, deputy attorney
general, told the court that the plaintiffs’ lawsuit is an “overreach” and called two of their declarations “misleading and false.”
California has enacted some of the nation’s strictest gun laws over the decades, but many are being challenged in federal courtrooms. Groups are currently challenging open-carry, magazine capacities, ammunition background check and age-based restrictions.
The open-carry lawsuit was filed just days after a gun rights advocates scored a major victory when a federal judge tossed California’s voter-approved ban on high-capacity gun magazines over 10 rounds.
“The Second Amendment does not exist to protect the right to bear down pillows and foam baseball bats. It protects guns and every gun is dangerous,” U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote.
In addition, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled in July 2018 that carrying guns in public is a constitutional right. The court shortly after decided to revisit the decision and announced an en banc hearing. The court has since stayed the hearing pending an opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York.
The Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear the New York case in December, setting up its first gun-rights case since Heller in 2008.
U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller acknowledged the high-profile cases pending in higher courts could impact the Sacramento case, and asked whether the plaintiffs were “laying the foundation” for another.
“It’s hard not to see this as one of those cases,” Mueller said.
The judge, a Barack Obama appointee, asked the plaintiffs’ lawyer to explain how California’s process is denying access to open-carry permits.
“There is no procedure, that’s the problem,” responded Bellantoni. “The statutes provide no procedure.”
Bellantoni claims the state doesn’t provide sheriffs forms or information regarding open-carry permits even if they wanted to issue one, and called the population requirement subjective.
Mueller said she would issue a written order on both motions as quickly as she can and raised the possibility that she may stay the case pending the related matters. Baird and Gallardo seek a preliminary injunction and while the state seeks dismissal.
Nick Cahill
Courthouse News Service
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. For more information, please check the website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste:

Please help support the
CFR legal fund
A few ways to bring in extra money would be to save your aluminum cans and glass bottles to take to your recycle center, save your pocket change and put it in coin wrappers or you could have a yard sale. If you don't have enough for your own yard sale, get some other Jeffersonians to join with you.
Every little bit adds up!
Coming soon!
Trinity County Spaghetti Feed & Fundraiser
Win a Freezer Full of Meat!
Trinity County, State of Jefferson is having a spaghetti feed on Saturday, October 19, at the Trinity County Fairgrounds from 4 to 7 pm. Tickets are only $8 a person, $4 for children ages 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and under. Coffee, tea and lemonade are included in the ticket price and you may also BYOB (bring your own beverage).
The Trinity County SOJ community has really outdone themselves this year by offering a chance to win a 15 cubic foot freezer filled with meat donated by several of the biggest bidders from the livestock auction at the Trinity County Fair. For tickets or more information email Ann Bales at
State of Jefferson Fall Dinner and Fundraiser
Good food, fun and lots of prizes are promised at the State of Jefferson Fall Dinner and Fundraiser on Saturday, November 16, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, located at 3210 West Center Street in Anderson.
The dinner will be catered by Apple Jacks and there will be a no host bar, plus a dessert auction. Great auction prizes are in the offering to include a mystery safe and numerous other surprises. Doors open at 5 pm and dinner will be served at 6 pm.
Dinner menu and ticket prices will be announced in the near future. For more information, ticket prices or if you would like to donate a prize or dessert, please call 246-9706.
The Jefferson Messenger will be published only on the second Saturday of each month starting today. Ginny Ripini, who always has all the latest updates about the California economy and government, will continue to publish twice a month on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

If your County has any announcements, upcoming events, town halls or changes of meeting dates, please contact Penny Garland, or Terry Gherardi,
Click here for the archived broadcasts to keep up to date! To call into the live Jefferson radio shows, the number is 530-605-4567.

Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.
Coos County, OR
3rd Wednesday each month - 6PM
60 W Third St
Coquille, OR

Curry County, OR
2nd Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave
Gold Beach, OR

Douglas County, OR
2nd Tuesday each month - 6 PM
Republican Headquarters
506 SE Jackson St
Roseburg, OR

El Dorado County
2nd Tuesday each month -
6:30 PM
American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville
Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 PM, to socialize, ask questions and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Jackson County, OR
2nd Thursday each month -
6:30 PM
County Library
412 E Main St
Rogue River, OR

Josephine County, OR
1st Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Elmer's Restaurant
GP Parkway and Foothill Blvd
Grants Pass, OR

3rd Thursday each month -
6:00 PM
Kerby Belt Building

Klamath County, OR
1st Tuesday each month -
6:00 PM
Sizzler's Meeting Room
2506 S Sixth St
Klamath Falls, OR

Mariposa County
4th Tuesday each month – 5:30 PM
Happy Burger Diner Meeting Room
5120 State Hwy 140 at 12
th St

Nevada County
2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month - 6:00 PM
Robinson's Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County
3rd Wednesday each month - 6 PM
5:30 PM Social time
Mt. Vernon Guild Hall
3185 Bell Rd

Shasta County
Mondays at 5:30 PM
2570 S. Bonnyview Road

Shasta County Intermountain Patriots
2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
Burney Lions Hall
Main Street, Burney

4th Tuesday each month
Social time - 5 PM
The Ol Merc
Hwy 299, McArthur
Meeting time - 6:30 PM
McArthur Lions Hall,  Hwy 299

Stanisluas County
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Grizzly Rock Cafe
4905 North Golden State Blvd

American Values SOJ
1st & 3rd Tuesday each month -
7 PM
Mountain Mike's Pizza
111 Maggs St, Oakdale

Sutter and Yuba Counties
 4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City

Tehama County
 1st  & 3rd Friday each month -
7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Trinity County
 2nd Thursday each month -
6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church
7450 State Highway 3

3rd Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza
120 Nugget Lane

Tuolumne County
2nd Tuesday each month -
6:00 PM
Willow Springs Club House
20522 Willow Springs Rd

Conference Calls
The conference calls have been put on hold for now and placed on an as needed basis. Please check back here to see if any have been scheduled.
A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
Penny Garland
Sally Rapoza

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

"Breathe Deep Amador" raises over $22K for the Nation's Number-One Cancer Killer

Crazy Hat/Hair 5K Fun Run/Walk to Support Lung Cancer Research
SUTTER CREEK, CA – On September 28, 2019, the third annual Breathe Deep Amador 5K Fun Run/Walk took place at the Italian Picnic Grounds and featured a new twist—crazy hats and hair! 
Breathe Deep Amador originated in honor of Len Jagoda who lost his fight with lung cancer in 2011. This year, in memory of Len’s love of crazy hats, the event was a Crazy Hat/Hair event. Over 100 participants wore their craziest hat or hairdo to celebrate all those who are living with or have been lost to lung cancer and to support the LUNGevity Foundation. Over $22,000 was raised at this event alone. Since 2011, Amador County and friends have raised over $105,000 for LUNGevity.   
Sponsors of this year’s event were:
  • Gold Sponsors
    • Jackson Rancheria
    • Village Real Estate (Sara Allen, broker)
  • Silver Sponsor
    • Ameriprise (Terry Hickey)
  • Bronze Sponsors
    • Terra de Oro/Montevina Winery (Jeff Meyers)
    • Sutter Health
    • UC Davis Health--Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Community Sponsor
    • The Volcano Union Inn and Pub (Tracey and Mark Berkner)
  • In-Kind Donors
    • Amador Ledger Print, Kamp’s Propane, Buy N Sell Press, UpCountry Pool Center, Tarot &, Chocolatte, CPU Onsite, Pine Grove Pizza, Swensen’s Shoes, Perko’s Café Jackson, Le’s Chinese Restaurant, Claypool’s Gift and Home, Mr. Beefy’s, Rare Exceptions Jewelers, Pine Cone Pharmacy, DayDreams Skin & Nail Care, Hein & Company Used and Rare Books, Gold Mine Jewelers, Gold Country Lanes, Blackwell Beauty Studio, Om Shanti Wellness Center, Mace Meadows Golf Course and Meadow Grille, The Celtic Knot, Ridge Road Garden Center, Munnerlyn’s Ice Creamery, Sierra Mountain Home Furnishings & Gifts, Jamba Juice , Homestead Mortgage, Rosebud’s Café, Delynda Clarity, Michael Maloney, Kathleen Delaney
Amador High School S Club volunteers assisted as course monitors and assisted with brunch service.
The opening ceremony included remarks by Tom Dickson, Sutter Amador CEO and Margaret Burnett with her brother Michael Haddorf, who shared the emotional impact of their father’s diagnosis of lung cancer three years ago.  It was a day of community, remembrance, shared tears, and laughter with happy memories as well as hope for those who are living with lung cancer today.  Alec Raines ran the 5K course in 27 minutes and was the first to complete the fun run.  After the walk/fun run, participants enjoyed a delicious brunch along with other activities including massage, Hope Rocks, and prize drawings.
This annual event supports LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s leading lung cancer organization investigating lifesaving, translational research and providing support services and education for patients and caregivers. LUNGevity’s goals are three-fold:
  1. Accelerate research to patients
  2. Empower patients to be active participants in their treatment decisions
  3. Remove barriers that patients face in accessing the right treatments.
What is the impact of the money raised?
  • LUNGevity has funded 127 projects at 59 institutions in 23 states.
  • LUNGevity is funding research to develop noninvasive early detection tests.
  • More new treatments for lung cancer have been approved by the FDA in the past 3 years than in the last 3 decades combined!
  • Advances in precision medicine and immunotherapy are changing lung cancer outcomes.
  • LUNGevity’s Lung Cancer Support Community is the largest online lung cancer network, providing education, support, and guidance to those with lung cancer.

About LUNGevity Foundation
LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as by providing community, support and education for all those affected by the disease. Our vision is a world where no one dies of lung cancer. For more information about LUNGevity Foundation, visit

Friday, October 11, 2019

Feist Wines: The Power is on! And the music is back!

October 2019

LIVE MUSIC this weekend!

Friday, October 11
6:30 p.m.
no cover

Jessica Malone
Saturday, October 12
$10 general admission

15 Eureka Street
Sutter Creek, CA

Leeroy Stagger

Wednesday. October 16
6:30 p.m.
Canadian Alternative Country
Singer Songwriter
$10 general admission

The Quebe Sisters

Friday, October 18
7 p.m,
Progressive Western Swing
$25 general admission
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Mt. Zion Church, Pine Grove - Fri Oct 11

This Week From Pastor Jimmy Newman
Do you ever feel like God isn’t listening?
Or, you just don’t feel connected to God? Tis Sunday, we will take a look at our spiritual signals. Are we giving God as much attention as we give our cell phones?
The average American looks at their phone 50 times a day. How many times a day do you reach for God?

The Summit – This Sunday!
Join us for the most important service we have!
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Also, you are invited for ice cream immediately following the service.

The E.P.I.C.S Upcoming Events!*

The EPICS will meet on Thursday, October 17, 2019, in the Church Social Hall.  The potluck theme is soup, bread, and salad.  All 55's and over are encouraged to attend this social event that is a great time to share time together.

NEXT SUNDAY!* The EPICS will have a picnic at the Amador Flower Farm on Sunday, October 13, 2019, following services.  Car pools will leave from the upper church parking lot after services.  Participants are reminded to return to the church at 6 pm for the Summit.  Participants should bring their own box or sack lunches.  The Bosworth’s will provide soft drinks for everyone.

Adult Bible Study Wednesdays, 
"James – Faith That Works”   - The purpose of this study is to help you face squarely James’s call for a consistent Christian life, for a practical faith. We seek to do this through nine studies each covering about half a chapter each. This may not seem like much, but James’s proverb-like compactness calls for it. You may not necessarily like James when you finish. But it is our prayer that through it God will give you a faith that works. Join us at 6:30 PM at the Ministry House.

Monthly @ MTZC:

Family Worship Sunday
Come worship as a family through a time of sharing, caring, communion! Every FIRST Sunday of the month, we come together to worship in a special service for the whole family.

Sandwich Sunday
The first Sunday of each month we gather after service for a themed potluck! Join us as we gather to build our family connection with each other!

The Brotherhood Men’s Breakfast
Join with the guys the fourth Saturday of each month. We meet at 8 AM in the church fellowship hall.

The Summit
Join us for the most important service we have every 2nd Sunday night 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Also, you are invited for ice cream immediately following the service.

Wednesday Family Nights
Join us each Wednesday 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM for Youth, Children, Nursery and Adult Bibles studies!
A Season To Serve Our Community!

Dear MTZ Church Family,

God is trusting us with THREE GREAT OUTREACH EVENTS this holiday season!

*October 25th - WE again have the opportunity to serve the families of the Pine Grove Elementary School for their Harvest Festival! We need to purchase materials to hand out information regarding MTZ Church and we need funding to rent the inflatables.

*November – WE have the opportunity to provide funding for this year’s Thanksgiving Baskets facilitated by the Interfaith Food Bank!

December 22nd – WE will be presenting the Gospel to our community with the Christmas Drama, “An Amador County Christmas”. We need to purchase sets, props and pay for advertising.

We Need Your Participation!
This year, we are asking you to prayerfully consider what God would have you give to support these three community outreaches. Just pray and ask God what He would have you give and place your gift in an offering envelope and write in “Outreach”.

Praising God in advance of what He is going to do through us all, Pastor Erik
Sunday, November 10th - Immediately following service
Lunch will be provided

Membership is about more than attending church meetings. Members commit to joining a spiritual family that provides encouragement and support. They are called to a biblical degree of responsibility, service and sacrifice.

We hope that, as the Lord leads, you make a covenant to be part of our church family. We want you to make an informed decision about joining our church. Our class covers what it means to be a Mt. Zion Church Member and our beliefs and distinctives.
Sign up at the information table in the church lobby.
Have you ever missed a sermon and wished you had some way to hear it? Do you have someone you want to share a Sunday message with? Good news, you can! Just visit our website or search for "Pastor Erik Hansen" in the iTunes store and download our free podcasts straight to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod! If you have questions or comments, contact the church office at (209) 296-5673 or email us at
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Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 425 Pine Grove, CA 95665