Forbestown & Friends will appear monthly in the Territorial Dispatch to provide the community with information about local events, community activities and general going’s on. Here’s what’s happening over the coming weeks. Please mark your calendars!

• “Trunks with Treats” and “Youth Halloween Party” (starts at 5:30 PM, Halloween Eve) – Safe “trick or treating,” scary costumes, games and prizes; Held in conjunction with the Elevation Church.

• “Library Fridays” – (every Friday, Noon to 5PM) Come check out a book, chat with locals, hear speakers and tap into the free WiFi; Book Club is held during library hours the third Friday of the month;

• “Books & Bakes” Sale – (Saturday, November 25, 1-5 PM, the same day as “Hometown Christmas” at nearby Gold Trader Flat) – We want to let you know about this sale early as we expect it to be a hot one! In addition to having wonderful books for gifting this season, there will be all kinds of ready-to-bake holiday treats, in addition to loads of already-baked items. Unbaked pies, frozen bread/cookie dough, muffin mix and other unbaked and baked goodies will be available to make your holidays a little easier and tastier.

All of these events will be held at the Forbestown Community Center - Charles Lynds Hall, 19100 New York Flat Road, Forbestown.

Forbestown misses them! Kathryn and Ray Weiss, instrumental leaders of the Forbestown Ridge Fire Safe Council, are starting a new life in Idaho. Kathryn and Ray have contributed so much time and passion to keep our homes and community fire safe. We wish them well in their new adventure.

Many of the Forbestown activities are funded and hosted by your Forbestown Advisory Council, a non-profit group that strives to improve the community by providing opportunities for youth and the community to connect, celebrate and thrive. They hold meetings, usually in conjunction with the Forbestown Ridge Fire Safe Council, on the first Monday of every other month. A delicious potluck kicks things off at 6 PM with the meeting starting at 6:30 PM. The next regular meeting is February 5, 2018. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Call 675-2675 for more info or to leave a message.

Come see your friends in Forbestown!

Marysville, Ca.

The Marysville Gold Sox are proud to announce that Milani Optical will be partnering again in the 2018 season. “We had a great year with them this past season and we’re looking forward to doing it again” says VP/GM Michael Mink,

Milani Optical is located in Yuba City and they are committed to creating glasses for hard-to-fit-faces, prescriptions, and digital lenses. The family-owned business offers sunglasses, sports glasses, and children’s glasses with a variety of selection to choose from. They also offer free cleanings and glasses adjustments. For more information about Milani Optical, go to www.milanioptical.com.

Marysville, Ca.

The Marysville Gold Sox have just been informed that Field Manager, Dallas Correa, will not be able to coach in 2018 due to NCAA coaching eligibility guidelines.

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), a paid coach cannot be affiliated with another baseball club outside of one hundred miles of the current university he/she is employed at (see Bylaw 13.11.2.4 and Bylaw 17.2.10.1.2.1 below).

“I am very thankful for the opportunity and trust that you all gave me to lead the Gold Sox. You all gave me the opportunity to become one of the youngest collegiate baseball Head Coaches in the nation at the age of 23 and that experience was priceless” says Correa.

“We are very disappointed that Dallas will not be with us in 2018 but we wish him future success in baseball and at Hawaii Pacific University. Dallas did a great job for the team and the character of his players were at an all-time high for the Gold Sox. Sometimes in sports, you’re only measured by wins and losses, and even though we came up short in 2017, Dallas and our players were winners in my book and were a credit to this organization. He will be missed by many as his personality and work ethic were infectious to everyone around him. May he be blessed in his career of baseball and he will always be part of the Gold Sox family, including my personal family,” says VP/GM Michael Mink.

presents the original modern musical

THE RIPPLE EFFECT

“Experience the epic lengths God will go to for the love of one person and the effect of love on the people along the way.”

December 8-12

7:00 PM nightly

At the Embassy Theater -Glad Tidings Campus

Highway 99 & Eager Road, Yuba City

Admission is free

Carter thought his life was over when he landed in jail. What he didn't know was that all the pieces of an intricate puzzle had come together for just such a time. This Christmas experience the great love that motivates such planning and purpose to reach each and every one of us.

The Ripple Effect's world premiere features a powerhouse cast of sixteen actors and fifteen original songs that pulse with passion, heartbreak and adventure, revealing the deepest thoughts of people in crisis. The Ripple Effect shows the purpose in suffering and grants us a glimpse of what goes on in the heart of God.

Devin Kosloff  10 16 17Marysville, Ca.

Yuba Sutter Arts is pleased to welcome Yuba College Music Department Alumnus, Devin Kosloff, to the Burrows Theater stage. Mr. Kosloff is a Portland, Oregon based guitarist who has agreed to perform in Yuba-Sutter as part of his fall northern California tour.

The concert will be held on Sunday, October 22 at 2pm at the Burrows Theater, 624 E Street in Marysville. General admission is $12 and admission for seniors, students and military is $8.

“We say classical guitar like you’ve never heard it before because of Devin’s wide range of influences and his incorporation of contemporary music into his programs,” said David Read, YSA Executive Director.

Mr. Kosloff received his Master's degree in performance under composer and performer Bryan Johanson and Jesse McCann, two members of the internationally recognized Oregon Guitar Quartet. With a background in jazz, rock, and video games, Mr. Kosloff seeks to broaden the appeal of classical guitar by focusing on under-recognized and contemporary composers who bring elements of each of those styles to their music. This playful repertoire lends to his goal of creating an intimate, but lighthearted experience for the audience that will encourage further listening to this wonderful instrument.

The program will include a few standards of the classical guitar repertoire like Castelnuevo-Tedesco’s “Tarantella” and the Giuliani “Preludes.” In addition, Mr. Kosloff will play works by less well-known and somewhat eclectic composers like Roland Dyens, Nikita Koshkin and Jiri Jirmal. The concert finale will be the lyrical “A Dog from Every Town” by Bryan Johanson.

Come support live music in the community and enjoy these very gifted musicians. Plenty of free parking is available on the streets adjacent to the theatre and at the Umpqua Bank and Bank of America parking lots directly across the street.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Good Seed Church of Yuba City. This year Good Seed Church is partnering with Porkys BBQ in offering its Annual EARLY-FREE Thanksgiving Dinner for those in Need on Saturday, November 18th. All are welcome. This free community dinner will be served from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm at 229 B Street in Marysville this year. Donations of hams and turkeys are welcomed and appreciated for this special community dinner.

Call or text Sister Pamela Thompson at 300-6402 to volunteer, to make a monetary donation or to donate food – we need turkeys and hams. Your food donations, can be dropped off at Porkys BBQ, 1190 Bridge Street in Yuba City. Dinner will be served on November 18th 1:00pm - 4:00pm at 229 B Street in Marysville

The Good Seed Church and Porkys BBQ wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

An Evening with Singer/Songwriters, Tom and Gay Galvin

Marysville, Ca.

Yuba Sutter Arts is pleased to welcome back singer/songwriters, Tom and Gay Galvin, along with fellow musician, Steve Miller as part of its Fall Music Festival. Tom and Gay Galvin have been performing individually and as a couple for many years. They bring a mix of folk and jazz originals in the best singer/songwriter tradition. Special guest Steve Miller will add his own, sense of wonder and style of original music to the concert.

The concert will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 7pm at the Burrows Theater, 624 E Street in Marysville. General admission is $10 and admission for seniors, students and military is $8.

The singer/songwriter tradition can be traced hundreds of years. Poems would be performed as chants or songs, sometimes accompanied by a harp or similar instruments. After the invention of printing, songs would be distributed and performed by balladeers. Usually these would be versions of existing tunes and lyrics, which were constantly evolving. This developed into the singer-songwriting traditions of folk culture.

During the period from the 1940s through the 1960s, sparked by the American folk music revival, young performers became inspired by traditional folk music and began writing and performing their own original material and musical arrangements. Well-known singer/songwriters include Neil Young, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell and other popular musicians to the present day including Taylor Swift.

Singer/Songwriter, Tom Galvin, has written songs for touring bands from the American Midwest to the American far west. He “troubadoured” around the country for several years while also training to become a psychotherapist. Gay Galvin has been playing piano since she was six years old. Trained in classical and jazz, she has worked in big bands, musicals, jazz trios and various classical ensembles.

Tom and Gay have both appeared on the Lee Burrows Theater stage many times with various ensembles playing a variety of styles and genres of music. Now they return with a musical program that takes them back to their roots. Come support live music in the community and enjoy these very gifted musicians. Plenty of free parking is available on the streets adjacent to the theatre and also at the Umpqua Bank and Bank of America parking lots directly across the street.

Sutter County – Sutter County Public Health is holding a walk-in influenza (flu) shot clinic. Only injectable flu vaccine will be given at the walk-in flu shot clinic for healthy people six months of age and up.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Live Oak Community Center

10200 O Street, Live Oak

Sutter County Public Health asks the community to be prepared for the walk-in flu shot clinic by understanding the following information about the clinic:

· Injectable flu vaccine is available for persons six months of age and older;

· Wear clothing that quickly bares the upper arm near the shoulder for the injection;

· Vaccine information and the screening and consent forms are available online on the Sutter County Public Health Immunization Program page and may be completed beforehand and brought with you to the walk-in clinic. Forms will also be available at the walk-in clinic.

· $5.00 donation accepted.

“Veterans Day is the day for all Americans, intended to honor the contributions of service men and women throughout our Nation's history. Veterans Day also commemorates the time and day at which the major hostilities of World War I were formally ended: the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Hence, every November 11th at 11:00am marks the official parade commencement, rain or shine. The Marysville parade route follows "D" Street, will turn at 2nd Street and finish at "C" Street at 5th Street. This year's parade is on track to be bigger than ever. The Parade is sponsored by the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Day Parade Committee and the City of Marysville.

Entry forms are due by Nov. 3rd but will take late entries if there's room.

For more information or need a registration package, contact Cindy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (530) 743-2390.”

Grass Valley, Ca.

Annual Community Craft Fair Saturday October 21 & Sunday October 22 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall 235 Chapel St. Grass Valley, CA Featuring numerous talented artists and crafters. Beautiful and unique items and gifts include: Jewelry, Pottery/Ceramics, Fiber Art/Textiles, Sewn goods, Ornaments, Cards, Photography, Soaps, Candles, Wood Works, Wire Art, and other fabulous creations! Refreshments available. Enjoy finding the perfect gift! See You there Rain or Shine. This Event sponsored by Catholic Ladies Relief Society.

Contact Person Dolores Jones 530 271-0783

The South Yuba River Park Association (SYRPA) invites you to the Bridgeport Fall Festival on Sunday, October 22. Try your hand at gold panning, basket weaving and wool spinning. Take a hay ride in a wagon drawn by a vintage tractor and enjoy an up-close experience with wild birds provided by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release of Grass Valley. Tours of the 1860s historic barn and 1920s gas station will be available to all. In addition, you can enjoy live music by the Buffalo Gals while picnicking under the shade of the massive mulberry tree.

You can partake in watching your children play games along with face painting, painting pumpkins and making bird feeders. This year’s special attraction will be enactments of the Ghosts of Bridgeport. There is always an abundance of food including BBQ and baked potatoes by Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, Frozen Yogurt by Culture Shock Yogurt and Root Beer Floats prepared by our expert volunteers.

Visiting with our rangers, volunteers and several local community organizations, such as Audubon, is always pleasant and informative. The “Save Our Bridge” campaign will be represented by volunteers who will be on hand to answer questions about the covered bridge renovation plan. You will have access to peer into the bridge through a fence since it remains closed to all traffic until renovation is completed.

Admission is Free ~ Parking $5

South Yuba State Park-Bridgeport

17660 Pleasant Valley Road

Penn Valley, Ca 95946

For more information call the Visitor Center at:

530-432-2546

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continues to rebuild poles and power lines in areas affected by wildfires, restoring power where possible in Butte and Yuba counties. Crews are continuing to assess damage as they gain safe access to burn areas.

On Thursday PG&E restored electric service to several hundred customers affected by the La Porte and Cascade fires.

Nearly all customers not within active fire areas should have power restored throughout the day on Friday.

As of Friday morning, about 63 customers in Bangor in Butte County and about 500 customers in northeast Yuba County are without power, down from a total of more than 1,300 on Thursday morning.

By Friday morning, crews have replaced about 75 of the 135 identified fire-damaged poles in the Banger and Loma Rica areas that burned.

Nearly 100 PG&E linemen are rebuilding power lines and about 60 contract tree workers are cutting down damaged trees that could fall into power lines.

PG&E has activated multiple emergency operations centers throughout our service area to facilitate our response to the fires in Northern California.

· * Nothing is more important than the safety of the public and our workforce. We are supporting first responders including CalFire and other agencies in their response to the multiple fires in the North Bay and elsewhere in Northern California.

· * Treat all downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. If you see a downed power line, keep yourself and others well away from them and immediately call 911, then notify PG&E’s 24-hour emergency and customer service line at 1-800-743-5002.

· * Sign up for PG&E’s outage alerts, which provide customer updates via phone calls, texts or emails. Go to your My Energy account or visit pge.com/outages for more information.

· * PG&E regularly practices its preparedness and response to storms and other emergencies. We have a plan for handling wind events like this and are executing it.

Yuba County Sheriff Deputies were involved in a shooting this morning Oct 13,  2017 in Olivehurst after responding to a residential burglary in progress in the 4000 block of Fiesta Way just before 5:00am. A
resident was home and reported hearing a suspect forcing entry from the garage of the home. Deputies responded and found signs of forced entry into the garage and discovered a suspect had barricaded themselves in the attic.
From approximate 5:00am until 7:30am Deputies made repeated efforts to talk the suspect down from the attic, before deploying a Sheriff Canine to assist in taking the suspect into custody. At 7:31am, Deputies announced shots fired and suspect down. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. No deputies were injured in the shooting however the Sheriff Canine sustained laceration injuries and has been transported to a local veterinarian for emergency treatment.
Investigators are on scene at this time.

 

As of 6:33 a.m. on October 13, 2017 the Lobo Fire has burned 821 acres and is 65% contained.

 

As of 6:39 a.m. October 13, 2017 the Cascade Fire has burned 10,120 acres and is 55% contained. The Marysville Road is open and Loma Rica Road is open to Smith Rd (Gold Eagle Market). PG & E is replacing power line and poles where than can as fire is still active.

The total acreage reflects more accurate mapping. Firefighters continued to improve containment lines overnight. Steep terrain and heavy brush continue to pose a challenge. Damage Inspection Teams are continuing their assessments. Changes in damaged and destroyed structures along with the type of structures involved will be reflected in incident updates as the inspection teams confirm their findings. Use caution when in the fire area as utility companies continue their repairs to infrastructure that was damaged due to the fire.

There are four confirmed deaths.

There will be a Community Meeting this evening at the Browns Valley School. Calfire officials will address residents affected by the Cascade Fire and the La Porte Fire. 6:30 at 9555 Browns Valley School Rd.

 

As of October 12, 2017, 1:02 p.m. the Lobo Fire has burned 829 acres and is 52% contained.

Lobo Fire Evacuation Update:

All areas that were under an Evacuation Order have been downgraded to an evacuation warning including all areas south of Bitney Springs Road from Beitler Road to Empress Road, all areas west of Bitney Springs Road from Empress Road to Rough and Ready Hwy, all areas north of Rough and Ready Hwy from North Ponderosa Way to Rough and Ready Road, all areas east of Beitler Road from Bitney Springs Road to Hwy 20 including the Empty Diggins Lane Area. All road closures have been lifted.

Please note the greater Rough and Ready area remains under an Evacuation Warning while fire equipment and personnel continue working in the area.

The previous Evacuation Warnings for the Lobo Fire area have been lifted.

Check the roof and exterior areas for sparks and embers as well as the attic and throughout the house for hidden burning sparks and embers. Not all residents will have power; PG&E is working as quickly as possible to restore power in the entire area.

There will be representatives from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, Nevada County Sheriff Chaplains, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, American Red Cross and CALFIRE in the Lobo fire area to assist with any questions or concerns

.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Community Meeting tonight at 6:30 PM at the Rood Center at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City. This meeting will provide information on services to those affected by the McCourtney and Lobo fires.

When picking up animals from a shelter, please have a photo ID. Upon returning home make sure you have food, water, and proper containment for your animals. High temperatures and fire damage can cause normal household items to become hazardous to you and your animals. Make sure your property is safe before returning home.

 

As of October 12, 2017: 10,171 acres have burned and the fire is 45% contained. There are three confirmed deceased.

 

After gaining safe access today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews are working to rebuild fire-damaged poles and power lines in the Bangor and Loma Rica areas.

In Butte County, about 570 customers in Bangor are without power and are expected to be restored by Thursday evening. About a dozen PG&E linemen are rebuilding 15 burned poles and restringing power lines damaged by the La Porte Fire.

In northeast Yuba County, about 1,300 customers in Loma Rica, Rackerby, Browns Valley, Dobbins and Oregon House are without power and are also expected to be restored by late Thursday. About 50 PG&E linemen are rebuilding 120 burned poles and power lines damaged in the Cascade and La Porte fires.

PG&E has activated multiple emergency operations centers throughout our service area to facilitate our response to the fires in Northern California.

· Nothing is more important than the safety of the public and our workforce. We are supporting first responders including CalFire and other agencies in their response to the multiple fires in the North Bay and elsewhere in Northern California.

· Treat all downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. If you see a downed power line, keep yourself and others well away from them and immediately call 911, then notify PG&E’s 24-hour emergency and customer service line at 1-800-743-5002.

· Sign up for PG&E’s outage alerts, which provide customer updates via phone calls, texts or emails. Go to your My Energy account or visit pge.com/outages for more information.

· PG&E regularly practices its preparedness and response to storms and other emergencies. We have a plan for handling wind events like this and are executing it.

 

As of 9:42 a.m. October 11, the Cascade Fire in Yuba County has burned 12,349 acres and is 20% contained.

Evacuation Orders
La Porte Rd. from Pleasant Grove Ln. to Darby Rd. and all areas of Los Verjeles Rd. Oro Bangor Hwy from Avacado Rd. to the Bangor 4 Corners.

Evacuation Advisory
Loma Rica Rd. at Smith Rd.; Loma Rica Rd. will open from Hwy 20 to Smith Rd., Loma Rica Rd. at Bevan Rd.; Bevan Rd. will be open, Virginia Rd. at Smith Rd., Marysville Rd. at Spring Valley Rd.; Marysville Rd. will open from Hwy 20 to Spring Valley Rd. and Spring Valley Rd. will be open from Hwy 20., Marysville Rd. at Fruitland Rd., Marysville Rd. at Scott Grant Rd., Marysville Rd. at Loma Rica Rd., Township Rd. at Peoria Rd.; Peoria Rd. will open from Hwy 20, Peoria Rd. at Bald Mountain Rd.; Bald Mountain Rd. open to Peoria Rd., Fruitland Rd. at Honcut Rd. All areas east to Collins Lake and the Yuba/Nevada County line, not including the Oregon House community are under evacuation orders.

Evacuated areas are continuously being evaluated for future repopulation.

Marysville Rd. at Willow Glen Rd., Marysville Rd. at Fruitland Rd., Honcut Rd. at Fruitland Rd., Marysville Rd. at Browns Valley School, La Porte Rd. at Vierra Rd., Loma Rica Rd. at Los Verjeles Rd., Scott Grant Rd. at Marysville Rd., Iowa City Rd. at Ramirez Rd., Honcut Rd. at Fruitland Rd., Ramirez Rd. at Fruitland Rd., Loma Rica Rd. at Loop Rd., Darby Rd. at La Porte Rd.

Firefighters continued to build containment lines overnight. Steep terrain and heavy brush continue to pose a challenge. Predicted red flag warning will bring change in wind direction over the fire area. Damage Inspection Teams have arrived at the incident and have initiated their assessments. Changes in damaged and destroyed structures along with the type of structures involved will be reflected in incident updates as the inspection teams confirm their findings.

The Yuba County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office is investigating the discovery of a body located at a burned residence in the 12000 block of Douglas Way in Loma Rica at approximately 1:30pm
October 10, 2017. The remains were discovered during a welfare check conducted by Sheriff Deputies at the residence on Douglas Way, after a citizen reported a family friend missing at that
location following the Cascade Fire evacuations.
The identity of the deceased is pending official confirmation and notification of next of kin.