Largest Fireworks Display in Nevada Co.4th of July 6 28 17

The parade will be Tuesday, July 4th at 11am which will include approx. 75 entries. The festive parade makes its way down W. Main & Mill Streets in downtown Grass Valley. Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point.

The Nevada County Concert Band performs a curbside pre-parade concert an hour prior to the parade, and continues to provide intermittent music throughout the parade.

Following the parade is a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m.

Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4 p.m. 2017 Admission rates $10 in advance, $20 at the gate.

No alcohol, glass, pets, barbecues or personal fireworks may be brought onto the fairgrounds.


Last week's article on Marysville-Peikang Sister City, got Jordan Beach's name wrong. It was presented as Brandon Beech

On Mother's Day $2,600 was raised at the 9th Annual Tea by the Marysville Art Club. "Next year is our 10th year Tea and it's going to be even bigger", said Club President Charline Gonder.Charline Gonder left presenting check to Debbie Donahoo. Members of the Marysville Art Club, EasterSeal staff and clientsCharline Gonder left presenting check to Debbie Donahoo. Members of the Marysville Art Club, EasterSeal staff and clients

$600.00 was donated to the Lindhurst Girls Softball Team. The girls have been very supportive of the Art Club.

A check for $1,000.00 was presented to the EasterSeals representative, Debbie Donahoo by Marysville Art Club President Charline Gonder. The balance went insurance and maintenance.

For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities. Throughout all life’s moments – from the extraordinary to the ordinary and everything in between – Easterseals is here to help people and families realize and reach for their full potential.

Across the nation, they remove physical, cultural, attitudinal and legal obstacles so people with disabilities have every opportunity to live meaningful and productive lives, on their own terms. Easterseals exists to provide the best services and opportunities for people with disabilities in communities nationwide.


Friends for Survival, Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, CA is now offering a local suicide loss support group. This group provides support to people who have lost a loved one to suicide; is open to the greater Yuba-Sutter-Colusa area; and is free of charge. Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month; 6:30-8:00 PM, 715 King Avenue (off Clark) Yuba City 95991. The local contact person is Becky Reimers, 530-454-7687.


Chico Heat pitcher Austin Lee and Yuba City third baseman Josh Winkler are the Great West League Co-Players of the Week. Lee went 2-0 in two starts, while Winkler hit .500 with seven RBIs.

Lee, coming off his sophomore season at Spokane Falls Community College, made two starts, going 2-0 with no walks and 13 strikeouts in 15-1/3 innings of work. The 5-9, 195 right-hander pitched a 5-hit complete game shutout versus Marysville on June 12 and went on to defeat Portland on June 17. Lee had a 1.17 ERA for the week, dropping his season ERA to 2.39, 4th best in the league.

Along with his 7 RBIs, Winkler went 12-24 with a home run. The 6-2, 180 infielder, who just completed his freshman season at Folsom Lake College, had a big game June 14 at Lincoln, with three hits and 4 RBIs. Winkler did not strikeout in his 24 at bats during the week.

July 1 and Sept. 2


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 1 and Sept. 2.

CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two days, people can fish without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days also provide an easy opportunity for licensed anglers to introduce non-angling friends and children to fishing and the outdoors.

All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements and fishing hours and stream closures, remain in effect. Every angler must have an appropriate report card if they are fishing for steelhead, sturgeon, spiny lobster or abalone anywhere in the state, or for salmon in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity river systems.

Anglers residing in urban areas also have opportunities to fish close to home. Some CDFW regions also offer Fishing in the City, a program that allows children to learn to fish in major metropolitan areas. For more information on the Fishing in the City program, please visit

All anglers should also check the rules and regulations at for the waters they plan to fish because wildlife officers will be on duty to enforce them. In addition, information on fish planting is available at and a fishing guide can be viewed at

For more information on Free Fishing Days, please visit

Yuba City, California -City Youth 2017 1 6 28 17

After three weeks immersed in the inner workings of local government, 11 Yuba City high school students graduated from a summer program after conducting a mock city council meeting. Since early June, students from Yuba City and River Valley High Schools have spent their weekdays at Summer @ City Hall (S@CH), learning from employees and elected officials about government’s many career opportunities.

S@CH concluded at 1 p.m. 6/22/17 with a mock council meeting in the Yuba City Council Chambers, followed immediately after by a graduation ceremony. During the mock meeting, the students ruled on three issues while serving in the assigned roles of city administrators, council members and citizens.

The students are incoming juniors and seniors who applied and interviewed for the opportunity to learn about government careers. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday, they have spent nearly 100 hours at City Hall and at City facilities to learn all that encompasses a job in government and the path it takes to achieve such a career.

“We are honored to support our local students by demonstrating a career pathway in government,” said Yuba City Councilmember Preet Didbal, who has been instrumental in building and running the program. “For those of us who do the job every day, we know the varied ways individuals can turn personal interests into lifelong and rewarding careers that are also of service to their community. It’s great to share that with the next generation.”

The S@CH program is funded by a Northern California Science Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math (STREAM) Grant through the Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office. Yuba City Unified School District partnered with the City of Yuba City to provide a teacher and curriculum.

River Valley High School teacher Sandy Richmond administered the daily classes, which included tours of every City facility, from the Water Treatment Plant to a Yuba City Fire Station,; presentations by the majority of City department heads; and meetings with county officials and State Assemblyman James Gallagher. Each student also experienced three, three-hour job shadows with City employees in jobs ranging from our waste water treatment facility and animal services to finance and the city manager’s office.

“This isn’t your standard summer school. These students recognized an invaluable learning opportunity and volunteered their time to study up on what could be their future,” Ewert said. “It was incredible to witness a spark with every realization of the magnitude of possibilities.”

Marysville, Ca.

On June 22, 2017, the roof top helipad at Rideout Regional Medical Center (RRMC) was authorized for use by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

The hospital’s helipad is used primarily to receive trauma patients or those needing immediate care from throughout the region. This now includes a broad catchment area extending to Colusa, Butte, Yuba and Sutter Counties. In addition, the new helipad enables us to more quickly transport our most critical patients to specialty centers when needed.

“This is very exciting news as prompt treatment for trauma patients can often mean the difference between life and death.” said Gino Patrizio, CEO, Rideout Health. “With our new helipad, not only will the trip from the scene of an accident or severe illness to the hospital be quicker but if needed, we will be able to take a patient straight to the surgery suite from our secure roof-top elevator.”

While in flight, patients are treated by a registered nurse and a medic. As soon as a helicopter lands, the patient is taken to where the trauma team can begin life-saving, critical medical care – giving patients the best possible chance for survival and recovery.

The Trauma Center at RRMC is designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Our multidisciplinary trauma team includes specialists in emergency medicine, anesthesiology, trauma surgery, orthopedics, and neurosurgery, specialized nursing staff, radiology, lab, intensive care and physical rehabilitation. Trauma specialists are on call 24/7 to treat traumatic injuries of all types and all staff has received intensive, hands-on patient safety training.

The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board has appointed the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way as the lead agency of the Yuba-Sutter Region Joint Designated Local Board for the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Phase 34.

Federal funds, made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency have been awarded for Yuba County in the amount of $44,010 and for Sutter County in the amount of $82,489.

Agencies with the ability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs may apply for these funds through the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way. Applications are available by calling (530) 743-1847, or by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., to the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way, 1521 Butte House Road, Suite C, Yuba City, CA 95993.

Organizations must be non-profit with a voluntary board or a government agency and practice non-discrimination. Local priority funding areas are for emergency food and emergency shelter.

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An Indian Religious Tradition Combined with American holiday On Tuesday, 4th Of July to cool down travelers at 1829 Franklin Road Yuba City.

The Siri Narayan-Hindhu Temple in Yuba City will pass out Free Soft drinks & Fruits in observance of Nirjal (without water) Akashdi (first day of the time taken by Moon for rotating around its axis ) day an Indian Religious tradition.

In the old days in India when people used to travel on foot, that time the transit system was not so good like United States of America. The people used to walk from one place to another in hot summer day of scorching heat. When Travelers used to go through villages the village people used to have a stall of cold water and something to eat on the outskirts of their villages. They used to offer cold water and something to eat to the passersby that good gesture used to create a friendship between the people and good name for the village community. That time not too many people were educated, but they knew how to create a bond between communities, So they started this tradition, the fore fathers set that day in June and name the NIRJAL-AKASHDI DAY

To carry out the good tradition set forth by our Fore Fathers to create friendship and good name for the Indian community we celebrate this day. This is the 20th year we will be celebrating this good tradition. We invite all the community members to join us in celebrating this day and create a bond of Friendship so that we can care for each other.

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Children's parade Tuesday July 4th at Gauche Aquatic Park in Yuba City, Ca.

Ages 0-12 can join in on the parade! Dress up in your best red, white and blue, decorate your bike or wagon, and enjoy the fun! After the parade, enjoy a hotdog lunch! No registration is required — just show up on the day of the event. The parade will begin in front of Gauche Aquatic Park and will end on Plumas Street at the Town Square Fountain.

Patriotic music provided by the Yuba Sutter Symphony

July 4th Fireworks at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. The gates open at 7pm. and the admission is free. Show Starts at dark

With the thrill of celebrating Independence Day, it’s important to keep in mind that fireworks can be dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than twice as many fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year in the United States and nearly 90% of emergency room fireworks injuries involve fireworks consumers are permitted to use. The National Safety Council advises that the best way to safely enjoy the Fourth of July is to watch a public fireworks display administered by professionals.

When using fireworks, it is critical for you to stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. The Yuba City Fire Department offers the following safety tips:

* Read and follow all fireworks label directions. Used improperly, fireworks can be dangerous.

* Light only one firework at a time, outdoors, in a clear and open space.

* Always maintain a safe distance from people, structures, vehicles, and any flammable materials.

* Keep a bucket of water and a garden hose or fire extinguisher nearby in case of fire or to fully extinguish a malfunctioning firework.

* Never attempt to re-light or fix a “dud” firework.

* Children should be closely supervised around fireworks. Never allow children to handle or ignite fireworks.

According to the NFPA, the tip of a sparkler burns at more than 1200 degrees! Glow sticks are a safer alternative. Animals tend to become frightened by the lights and sounds of fireworks. Keep animals in a safe and secure location, away from firework activity. Properly dispose of fireworks. Douse spent fireworks with water. Act responsibly, follow the laws, and use common sense.

The following pertains to the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Yuba City:

The use of “safe and sane” fireworks is limited to the time period from noon June 28th through midnight on July 4th of the same year.
Fireworks booth operating dates and hours are June 28th (1200-2200 hours), and June 29th through July 4th (0900-2200 hours).

Sacramento, Ca.tom walther 6 28 17

Today, Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) honored Tom Walther as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 3rd Assembly District at the State Capitol. Tom enlisted in the US Air Force 4 October, 1964. He was a Communications Specialist serving tours at Beale AFB, Istanbul Turkey, and Hill AFB, Utah.

“Tom has selflessly served his country and his community above and beyond the call of duty, which is why the State Assembly honored him today as the Veteran of the Year,” said Gallagher. “It was my honor to pay tribute to his legacy of leadership and many contributions to our country,” added Gallagher.

In 1966 Tom cross trained into the computer operations field, then soon after went to computer programming school at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. From 1970-1974 he was assigned to the Communications Computer Programming Center at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. In 1974 he was assigned to Hill AFB, Utah as an on-site programmer. In 1976 he was transferred to Hickam AFB, Hawaii as an on-site programmer. He completed his degree and went to Officer Training School (OTS) in 1978.

After graduating from OTS, he was assigned to NORAD in Colorado Springs Colorado. He was in charge of the display software section of the Cheyenne Mountain complex from 1978 to 1982. He was then assigned to the System Programming Agency at PAVE PAWS, Beale AFB, CA. He retired in 1988 as a Captain.

Tom’s scholastic career began in 1970 when he completed NCO Leadership School as a distinguished Graduate and Commandant Award winner. He then completed his Bachelor’s degree at Chaminade University, Hawaii in 1978, and his Master’s degree at Golden Gate University in 1996.

Tom has served as Chief Executive Officer at Peach Tree Healthcare, Marysville, CA, (2008 – 2011), Chief Operating Officer, Sutter North Medical Foundation, Yuba City, CA, (1991 – 2007), and Information Systems Director, Woodland Medical Group, Woodland, CA, (1988-1991). He currently serves as 1st Vice President, Military Officers Association, CA Area, Board Member, Beale Military Liaison Council, Vice-Chair, Yuba/Sutter County Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and as Vice-Chair, Yuba/Sutter County Emergency Housing Assistance Program.

Gallagher and Walther attended the tenth annual Veteran of the Year Recognition Luncheon with other veterans and state lawmakers. Veteran of the Year honorees were recognized from Assembly Districts across the state.


For the past four days the City of Yuba City provided an Emergency Cooling station at the Yuba City Senior Center. Through this effort the City provided a safe place for residents to escape the heat. The National Weather Service is projecting improved weather this weekend and as a result the Emergency Cooling Station located at the Yuba City Senior Center, 777 Ainsley Avenue, will be shutting down today, June 23, 2017 at 5 p.m. Should temperatures increase again for a duration of time the City of Yuba City will reopen the Cooling Station. For additional details about the Cooling Station, please call (530) 822-4650.


Road repair necessitates public safety closure

Quincy, Ca.

Forest Service Road (FS) #22N49 (Carey Road) will be closed June 26 through July 21, 2017 between 5:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday, due to earthwork and timber felling on and in the vicinity of the route.

To accommodate July 4th holiday travel, the route will be open at 3:00 pm, Thursday, June 29, 2017 and will close again at 5:00 am, July 6, 2017.

The #22N49 road will be closed for 3 miles from its intersection with Butte County Road 496652A to its intersection FS #22N33 (Four Mile Road).

Those with a valid road use permit from the U.S. Forest Service are authorized to travel on this road, as are any Federal, State or local officers or members of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of official duty.

For more Plumas National Forest information, go to .


State to be Held Liable for Levee Failure

Yuba City, Ca.

Today, hundreds of North State residents held a rally urging the Governor and state leaders to prioritize funding for flood control.

Levees in the North State and throughout California’s water conveyance system were damaged during the recent high water events and Oroville Dam spillway crisis. Yet calls for state funding to initiate timely repairs have been rejected.

“Today, we put the State of California on notice,” said Stan Cleveland, Mayor of Yuba City. “Either free up funding to make these levee repairs or our residents will hold the state liable if and when disaster strikes.”

Earlier this year, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) led a bi-partisan coalition of diverse water interests in requesting an annual $100 million investment from the state budget to finance urgent flood control needs. Governor Jerry Brown and the majority party in the State Legislature denied the funding request.

“The lives of my constituents and people throughout California's watershed should be a priority in the budget,” said Gallagher. “This is a wakeup call for the Governor and his administration that we are not going to sit back quietly while he gambles with the safety of California residents.”

Senator Jim Nielsen echoed these remarks “Levees are a critical part of California’s infrastructure like our roads. Their repair must be prioritized to protect lives and properties,” said Nielsen.

According to the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency (SBFCA), $25 million is required immediately to repair one section of levee that protects 70,000 Yuba City residents. Experts have determined that this damaged 3-mile stretch must be fixed before the next flood season in order to prevent a levee failure and protect $300 million in existing state/local flood control investments.

The State of California bears liability for avoidable catastrophic damage as a result of levee repairs. In 1986, a levee failure in Yuba County destroyed nearly 3,000 buildings and killed two people. After years of litigation, the state was found liable and paid $464 million in damages to Yuba County.

The Paterno v. California case held the state responsible for the integrity of the Central Valley flood control system, which includes 1,600 miles of levees that protect 500,000 people and 200,000 structures.


What: The family and friends of Cristy Richter are hosting a special blood drive in celebration of her birthday on Sunday, July 2, at Eagles Hall #196 located at 2010 Montgomer Street in Oroville from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

During her battle with cervical cancer, Cristy receive numerous pints of blood and would be honored to have community members donate blood in her name for other patients in need.

Where: Eagles Hall #196

2010 Montgomery Street

Oroville, CA 95965

When: Sunday, July 2

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Call: For more information about the blood drive, please call BloodSource at 866.822.5663.

Eligibility: To give blood, you must be in generally good health, free from cold symptoms for at least 72 hours; be at least 18 years old (16 & 17 years old with parental consent); and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Prospective donors must bring a photo ID. The entire process takes about an hour.

About BloodSource:

Established in 1948 as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource provides life-saving services to millions of people in over 100 hospitals throughout California and Nevada. To learn more about BloodSource, please visit our website at


Marysville, Ca.

The Marysville Gold Sox are looking forward to a great weekend series after falling short to the Medford Rogues. The Gold Sox will play the Yuba City Bears on Friday (June 23) and Saturday (June 24). “It will be a great matchup this weekend,” says VP/GM Michael Mink, “the Twin Cities Rivalry always gets everyone energized.”

The Marysville Gold Sox played in a 3-day series against the Medford Rogues this week; however, fell just short of winning in each game. During day 3, the Gold Sox were able to come back after being down 9-0, but weren’t able to pull in the lead.

Last week, the Gold Sox won the Yuba City Bears during all three games of the weekend series, and after coming off of a losing streak, the Gold Sox are eager to catch a win.

The weekend’s promotions include Faith Night on Friday, June 23rd and Lakeview Night on Saturday, June 24th, where fans will receive an exclusive giveaway. Next week, the Gold Sox will host Fair Night (June 30th), and our Feather Falls Fireworks Night on July 1st.


High temperatures plus high pressure will enhance ozone pollution in Yuba and Sutter counties this week. Ozone pollution may reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” levels, especially in the eastern Yuba County foothill region. The Feather River Air Quality Management District advises residents to take measures that reduce emissions during these hot, stagnant meteorological conditions. These measures can include:

*Avoiding using your gasoline-fueled vehicle to drive or run errands during the afternoon and evening hours when peak ozone formation is expected.

*Avoiding re-fueling with gasoline during the afternoon and evening as vapors lead to more ozone formation. If you must re-fuel then never top off your tank.

* Don’t use lighter fluid to start your charcoal barbeques.

* Link your trips if you must drive to reduce time spent idling in traffic and the number to times you need to start your engine.

*Carpool or take transit instead of driving.

* Turn up the thermostat and use less energy for air conditioning.

* Pack a lunch to eat at work rather than driving to buy lunch.

* Keep your vehicle well maintained and your tires properly inflated.

* Use low VOC paints and thinners.

Sensitive groups such as individuals with respiratory ailments such as asthma or COPD, young children, elderly, or pregnant women, may want to avoid prolonged exposure during the afternoon and evening hours when ozone levels will be at their highest. Please contact your physician if you have concerns about ozone levels and your health.

Residents can check current air quality levels and sign up to receive daily air quality forecasts at The AIRNow service is directly linked to the monitor in Yuba City and current conditions.

For more information visit