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In September of 2005 I was contacted by Gayle Garbolino-Mojica and informed that she intended to vie for the Placer County Superintendent of Schools’ job. She asked to meet with me and I agreed.

From the first meeting, I was impressed with Gayle’s intelligence, professionalism, sincerity, and dedication to educating the children of Placer County with a standard-based curriculum. Although she seemed committed to fulfilling the job of county superintendent, I wanted to be assured of her qualifications and abilities before I gave her my endorsement.

After speaking with several Placer County district superintendents, I learned that Gayle is a strong conservative fiscal manager, a person of commitment, an agent of change, and fair and open-minded. She has a strong management style with the belief in developing a strong relationship with the school districts in the county.

Gayle has had a diverse career that has prepared her to assume the position of County Superintendent of Schools. She started her career as a teacher and was quickly identified as a competent educator caring about her students. She works closely with the parents, and her leadership ability was recognized when she became “A Teacher Who Makes a Difference.” She has been described as a take-charge person.

Gayle has been a building principal and for the last four years has served as the superintendent of the Colfax School District. She collaborates well with other educators, especially superintendents throughout the county, and listens closely to the needs of students.

I now strongly believe that Gayle Garbolino-Mojica is indeed the best-qualified candidate for the Placer Country Superintendent of Schools. I am convinced that she will do an outstanding job and urge you to support her on Election Day, June 6, 2006.

John Reinking

Retired Placer County superintendent of schools


Soft economy? Bypass? Nope. It’s a combination of abject greed and the paid parking.

Anderson Austin


The front page story “Sales vary from Truckee to lake” (Sierra Sun May 18) once again quotes the downtown merchant association’s president as the barometer for business in Truckee. I consider myself a Truckee merchant even though I am not a member of the downtown merchants. My sales in 2005 were up an even 10 percent and are trending the same for the first quarter of 2006. I found it amusing that high gas prices, the “soft” economy, the Bypass and 9-11 were cited as the major influences on “the worst winter (businesswise) ever,” not a mention about the recently (Last fall. Isn’t that right before the worst winter ever?) installed parking meters.

As a merchant, though not a downtown merchant, maybe the town would come to my store so we could discuss meters in the Gateway parking lot. I could use some help paying for my snow removal and keeping employees from filling up the parking lot. Maybe we could arrange for employee parking at the middle school? Just a thought.

There are merchants west of Brickletown. Has anyone asked them how business is?

Rusty Pauli


A special thank you to everyone who helped make the student leadership development and indoor rock climbing program a great success.-On May 12, 36 students from North Tahoe Middle/High School and Truckee High School had the opportunity to indoor rock climb with TAO Education, a local non-profitorganization.-

I would like to recognize the following people for their time, donations, and overall support of the program:-North Tahoe and Truckee High-School administration, Danielle Adler (school counselor), Sasha Neumann,-Placer County Health and Human Services, Pipeworks Climbing Gym, Ronnie Colby, Liz Hand, Lianna Saunders, and-Courtney Hollway.–Everyone involved-gave-these children an opportunity to experience an adventure to remember.

Mark Keim

TAO Education

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