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The mountains got snow capped on Jan. 6th. This is my second general photo of the year. Felt great to snap it off too. Enjoy.

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This is a re edit of the above photo

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All of these are Instagram edits. Just thought I’d post them for your enjoyment.

California Senator Email

This is an email I recieved this morning from my state Senator

Dear Charles:

Thank you for writing to express your opposition to the “Sportsmen’s Act of 2012” (S. 3525).  I appreciate the time you took to write, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

As you may know, on September 10, 2012, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the “Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.”  This bill is an amalgamation of more than a dozen other bills intended to promote access to hunting and fishing on public lands as well as support habitat and species conservation.  For example, the bill seeks to dedicate 1.5% of all Land and Water Conservation Fund spending to securing easements or acquisitions that improve access to public lands.  Additionally, the bill supports various programs to fund fish and bird habitat conservation, such as reauthorizing the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, which provides incentives to private land-owners to protect critically important habitat for migratory birds and wildlife on their property.

While I support efforts to improve access and recreation on public lands as well as the bill’s conservation efforts, I do not agree with all provisions proposed in the bill.  In particular, I do not support its proposed exemption to the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow for the importation of polar bear trophies that were taken in Canada prior to its protection under the Endangered Species Act. You should be aware that I opposed a previous iteration of the bill, which would have allowed the possession of loaded firearms on Army Corps of Engineers-managed lands.

On September 22, 2012, I joined a majority of my colleagues in voting in favor of cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 3525.  Voting for cloture indicates a desire to proceed to debate on the bill, but does not necessarily indicate support for or opposition to the legislation itself. A final vote on S. 3525 will occur when the Senate comes back in session.  I appreciate hearing from you and will keep your thoughts in mind when the bill comes to the Senate floor for a final vote.

Once again, thank you for writing. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841, or visit my website at www.feinstein.senate.gov.  Best regards.

Sincerely yours,
Dianne Feinstein

United States Senator

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Halloween 2012

Here are a couple of pics of the kids before they went out Trick or Treating.

Tara

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Colt

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Dallas

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Alex

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Kenzie

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