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ACR-115 Richard “Dick” Noles Memorial Highway.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 115
CHAPTER 118

Relative to the Richard “Dick” Noles Memorial Highway.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  August 16, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 115, Mathis. Richard “Dick” Noles Memorial Highway.
This measure would designate a specified portion of State Route 168 in the County of Inyo as the Richard “Dick” Noles Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering the cost, to erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, Richard “Dick” Noles was born in Palo Alto, California, on June 23, 1933, to Cathryn and Clifford Noles, grew up in the Bakersfield area, and graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1951; and
WHEREAS, Dick Noles spent summers on the Kern River, where he met his wife-to-be, Pat, when they were both 13 years old, and they married in 1952 and had two sons, Rick and David; and
WHEREAS, Dick went to work for Southern California Edison in Kernville before transferring to Oxnard, Torrance, and later to Bishop, where he worked for many years before retiring in 1990; and
WHEREAS, Dick also enjoyed nearly 50 years of volunteer work in the Owens Valley, an area he dearly loved; and
WHEREAS, Dick made many contributions as an active volunteer on projects involving the expansion of parks, the improvement of water quality for wildlife in the local mountains, and the establishment of the Eastern Sierra All Terrain Vehicle Adventure Trail System in Inyo County; and
WHEREAS, Dick also helped to establish platforms for handicapped individuals at local ponds, and gathered volunteers to monitor radio collars on Buttermilk deer herd winter range areas so that the deer could be monitored to determine mortality rates and the cause of fatalities in those deer populations; and
WHEREAS, Dick is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pat, his two sons, Rick and his wife, Bonnie of Lee Vining, and David and his wife, Jeannie of Bishop, five grandchildren, Pete Noles, Garrett Noles, Kari Face and her husband, Dan, Kristin Noles, Kristi Houston and her husband, Will, and four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Corbin, Riley, and Aidan; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates that portion of State Route 168 from 4090 West Line Street to the junction of United States Highway 395, in the County of Inyo, California, as the Richard “Dick” Noles Memorial Highway; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources sufficient to cover that cost, to erect those signs; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author for appropriate distribution.