On 4-16-19, a mother brought her 5 year old daughter to the Marysville Police Department to report that she had been molested.  The 5 year old had been attending a local daycare “Leonor Family Child Care” in the city of Marysville for approximately 2 years.  The 5 year old had informed her mother the night before that the business owner’s husband, Luis Ubias (45 yrs old) of Marysville, had touched her inappropriately several times.

Detectives conducted an investigation, gathering enough evidence to arrest Ubias.  Ubias was arrested on 4-17-19 on a variety of Felony charges.  The California Department of Social Services-Community Care Licensing Division was also notified, this is the department that issues home child care licenses.  They will be conducting their own investigation into the incident in regards to the facilities license status.  Parents of children that have attended this child care facility in the past are encouraged to contact the Marysville Police Department.  This is an ongoing investigation and there may be more potential victims that may come forward.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Lieutenant Manuel Cardoza at 530.749.3958 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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On 4-14-19 a female victim arrived at the Marysville Police Department to report she had been molested approximately 6 to 8 years ago.  There were multiple incidents that occurred over the course of time.  The Marysville Police Department is actively searching for Adrian Angel (34 yrs) of Marysville.  The police department holds an active Felony $100,000.00 warrant for Angel.  Angel knows that he is wanted and anyone that knows his whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Marysville PD.  Photo Attached.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Lieutenant Manuel Cardoza at 530.749.3958 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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PLACER COUNTY — Caltrans is alerting motorists and community members that an extended closure is scheduled to begin this weekend for the northbound State Highway 65 off-ramp to Stanford Ranch Road and Galleria Boulevard because of roadway construction.

A contractor plans to close the exit starting at 10 p.m. Sunday, April 21 through 5 a.m. Thursday, April 25. Motorist are advised to allow extra travel time to reach their destination.

Roadside and fixed overhead message boards will remind motorists about the upcoming closure. During the closure, signs will direct motorists to the following detour route:

  • Take the northbound Highway 65 exit to Pleasant Grove Boulevard.
  • Turn left onto westbound Pleasant Grove.
  • Take the freeway entrance to southbound Highway 65.
  • Take the southbound Highway 65 Galleria Boulevard/Stanford Ranch Road exit.

The work is part of a $50 million Interstate 80-Highway 65 interchange improvement project that will add a third lane on northbound Highway 65 from Interstate 80 to Pleasant Grove Boulevard and make other improvements to the Galleria Boulevard/Stanford Ranch interchange. More information about improvements to the I-80/Highway 65 interchange can be found at: http://8065interchange.org.


Weather or unexpected events can postpone or prolong construction activity. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert” and to “Move Over” when safe to do so. Caltrans issues updates about road conditions on Twitter and on Facebook. For real-time traffic information, go to http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the free Caltrans QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.


By Kit Burton

A scaffolding and shoring crew from SkyLine Scaffolding arrived in Smartsville bright and early on April 1.  By the end of the week the building’s bell tower was fitted with scaffolding and ready for restoration workers.

Damaged wood that has been exposed to the weather must be removed and replaced above the double front doors, consequently the weight of the bell tower above the doors must be securely supported until the wood is replaced.  This shoring work is crucial for worker safety.

Skyline crews also installed scaffolding so that restoration workers can safely work high up on the cupola where the church bell resides.  In addition, scaffolding allows workers to replace siding and paint the entire front of the bell tower.  Although it hardly looks so large, the cupola is the size of a small bedroom.  Louvers on the four openings of the octagonal cupola are boards one-inch thick!

John Bales and Molly Greenhouse, the Project Superintendent and Crew Leader also arrived on April 1 and have spent their first week-end getting ready for restoration to begin.  John is a highly skilled woodworker with 30 years’ experience in historic building restoration.  Molly manages the volunteer helpers and makes sure the materials are in-place.  Both John and Molly are regulars with HistoriCorps, our bell tower restoration partners, a non-profit corporation that preserves and protects historic structures all over the U.S.

Construction will be in progress through May and therefore Smartsville’s Pioneer Day, on Saturday April 27, will be a little different this year.  Yes, we will still have music on stage, mining tours, arts and crafts vendors, good food, and kids’ activities.  And no construction work will be taking place on that day.  But the church will look different, some things may be in different locations, and entering the church through the front doors will not be possible.

We have asked John and Molly if they will share some of their experiences with visitors at Pioneer Day and we expect their presentation will be in the form of a question and answer session as part of our Timbuctoo Theater schedule.

So, be assured that Pioneer Day will be as great as ever.  Be prepared to witness our historic former Catholic Church being made beautiful again.  Activities begin at 9am with an authentic Catholic gold-rush Mass conducted by retired Fr. Dan Madigan, followed by enough entertainment to make Pioneer Day worthy of the title “Best Small-Town Gold Rush Festival in California.”

For more information visit pioneerday.info or call Kit Burton at (530) 701-2639 or Kathy Smith at (916) 838-2757.

Caption for the photograph: “Scaffolding changes the appearance of Smartsville’s historic church”




Spring planting for vegetables underway despite rain

Vegetable growers around California are planting their spring crops, even though some are running late because of late-season rain. One grower in Sacramento County said he's about a month behind; a Fresno County-based farmer said the biggest obstacle has been getting fields prepared, and with summer heat not far off, time--and timing--will be of the essence.


New food and nutrient data system provides deeper look

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a new food and nutrient data system that integrates five types of data in one place. FoodData Central, intended for researchers, health care providers, policy makers and consumers, builds upon existing USDA data to help users understand the variability in nutrient values of foods, and how factors such as climate and agricultural practices can affect nutritional profiles.

Analysis suggests farmers need disaster assistance to continue contributions to economy

An analysis by the American Farm Bureau Federation found that farming provides economic benefits throughout areas of the nation affected by recent natural disasters. In California counties impacted by wildfires in 2018, agriculture represented $5 billion in economic contributions and 31,000 jobs. AFBF's chief economist found current levels of assistance inadequate to help farmers rebuild, advocating for Congress to approve additional federal disaster aid.

Avocados could have potential in Sacramento Valley

The Sacramento Valley holds promise for growing the ever-popular avocado, according to a University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor. In a recent talk in Winters for interested farmers, she noted the flat land, water supply and interest in local foods as benefits, and highlighted the GEM avocado variety as one with potential. Pollination is the primary problem for regional growers to overcome, requiring a pollinator variety and honeybees.


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Newport Beach, Ca.

 Mountain Mike’s Pizza, LLC, a leading California-based family-style pizza chain known for serving “Pizza the Way it Oughta Be®”, is proud to announce the reopening of its location in Marysville, California. Fully renovated and operating under new ownership, the Marysville location, which has been in operation for 15 years, will continue to serve Mountain Mike’s menu of mouth-watering pizzas served on dough that’s prepared in-house daily, new oven-roasted wings available in four delicious flavors, garlic sticks, a robust all-you-can-eat salad bar, a selection of wine and ten beers on tap.

The renovated Mountain Mike’s restaurant is located at 606 J St., Marysville, CA 95901 and can be reached by telephone at (530) 743-9991. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. For additional information on Mountain Mike’s Pizza, visit www.mountainmikes.com. or check out Mountain Mike’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Meet Reese (A178270) a 5 month old, border collie mix male. This boy sometimes thinks he is a lap dog, and is fond of men and boys. He has lots of energy and needs someone to play with him. He is also a smart puppy that should be easy to train. Come take a look!



Petco Adoption Event: May 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Yuba County Animal Care Services is located at 5245 Feather River Blvd., Olivehurst. The phone number is 530-741-6478.  Kennels are open Monday – Friday 10am – 3:30 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm. You can also go to www.petharbor.com or www.petfinder.com to see all of our adoptable animals and look for your lost family pets, or check out our Facebook page, Yuba County Animal Care Services@yubacountyACS.  We also have an Amazon wish list if you would like to help support the shelter. The link to our wish list is; Amazon.com   http://a.co/8CHgQ5e



STARS Volunteers: The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department is recruiting volunteers to work in key departments, including the Animal Shelter. Use your spare time to help us build a safer community. Please call (530) 749-5102 to speak with a volunteer. Read more about the program and find the STARS application online at: http://sheriff.co.yuba.ca.us/Divisions/Stars.aspx

Donations:  The STARS help support the ACS Shelter. Donations are used to help offset spay and neutering costs, feed costs, and other costs associated with the care of the animals. If you would like to donate, you may send donations/checks to YCACS STARS at the Animal Care address: 5245 Feather River  Blvd. Olivehurst, CA 95961. You can also donate via our Facebook page. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

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Marysville, Ca.

 Join Yuba Sutter Arts and the Yuba College Sociology department for a conversation and special presentation by authors Mickey Flacks and Dick Flacks about their new book, Making History/Making Blintzes, by founding members of Students for a Democratic Society.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, April 25, from 5-8 pm in the Art Gallery at Yuba Sutter Arts, 624 E Street in Marysville.  For more information, call 530-741-6700.   There will be live music, refreshments, appetizers and blintzes!

Sociology students at Yuba College, under the direction of Professor Dr. Marc Flacks, have banded together to help create this ‘teach-in’ event in order to bring awareness to local social issues and inspire change in the community.  Specifically, the students want to try to understand why students have left Yuba College and the reasons they do not return prior to completion of their course of study. Why are Yuba College students who were enrolled in Fall 2018 not currently enrolled for Spring 2019?  The college hopes to learn more about how to help students who face issues that prevent them from succeeding in their education and putting policies and programs in place to help students be successful.

Tom Galvin will be on hand to provide a lesson on social activism through popular music.  Tom is a local musician, troubadour and leads the monthly “Songwriter Slam” at Yuba Sutter Arts.

The event will also feature activists and authors Mickey and Dick Flacks who will be talking about their recently published memoir, Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America. When the nation seems divided, it is good for small communities to come together for a civil discussion of local issues.

UCSB emeritus professor of sociology DICK FLACKS has co-authored with his life partner MICKEY, this chronicle of their political and personal lives.  As active members of the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements in the 1960’s and leaders in today’s social movements, their stories are a first-hand account of progressive American activism from the 1960’s to the present.

Come enjoy food, music, and a community discussion about the local issues Yuba-Sutter is facing.


by Victor Hansen

Right after the 2016 election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein—cheered on by Hillary Clinton dead-enders—sued in three states to recount votes and thereby overturn Donald Trump’s victory in the Electoral College. Before the quixotic effort imploded, Stein was praised as an iconic progressive social justice warrior who might stop the hated Trump from even entering the White House.

When that did not work, B-list Hollywood celebrities mobilized, with television and radio commercials, to shame electors in Trump-won states into not voting for the president-elect during the official Electoral College balloting in December 2016. Their idea was that select morally superior electors should reject their constitutional directives and throw the election into the House of Representatives where even more morally superior NeverTrump Republicans might join with even much more morally superior Democrats to find the perfect morally superior NeverTrump alternative.

When that did not work, more than 60 Democratic House members voted to bring up Trump’s impeachment for vote. Trump had only been in office a few weeks. Then San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer toured the country and lavished millions on advertisements demanding Trump’s removal by impeachment—and was sorely disappointed when he discovered that billion-dollar-fueled virtue-signaling proved utterly bankrupt virtue-signaling.

When that did not work, celebrities and politicians hit social media and the airwaves to so demonize Trump that culturally it would become taboo even to voice prior support for the elected president. Their chief tool was a strange new sort of presidential assassination chic, as Madonna, David Crosby, Robert de Niro, Johnny Depp, Snoop Dogg, Peter Fonda, Kathy Griffin, and a host of others linguistically vied with one another in finding the most appropriately violent end of Trump—blowing him up, burning him up, beating him up, shooting him up, caging him up, or decapitating him. Apparently, the aim—aside from careerist chest-thumping among the entertainment elite—was to lower the bar of Trump disparagement and insidiously delegitimize his presidency.

When that did not work, during the president’s first year in office, the Democrats and the media at various times sought to invoke the 25th Amendment, claiming Trump was so mentally or physically impaired that he was not able to carry out the duties of president. At one point, congressional Democrats called Yale University psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee to testify that Trump was unfit to continue. In fact, to prove her credentials, Lee edited The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump that offered arguments from 27 psychiatrists and other mental health experts. In May 2017, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met secretly in efforts to poll Trump cabinet members to discover whether they could find a majority to remove Trump from office—again on grounds that he was mentally unbalanced. According to McCabe, Rosenstein offered to wear a wire, in some sort of bizarre comic coup attempt to catch Trump off-guard in a confidential conversation.

When that did not work, 200 congressional Democrats in late 2018 sued in federal court to remove President Trump, claiming he had violated the esoteric Emoluments Clause of the Constitution that forbids federal officials from taking gifts, jobs, and titles from foreign governments. They alleged Trump’s presidency has enhanced his overseas real estate holdings and interests. Yet, according to some sources, the various Trump companies have lost some $1 billion in value after he took office—to the delight of the same critics who swore he has profited enormously as president.

When that did not work, the ongoing “Resistance” both covertly and overtly sought ways to retard or destroy the Trump presidency—often by leaking presidential memos, conversations, and phone calls. An anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times on September 15, 2018 boasted of a plan of resistance to his governance and initiatives from those in the administrative state from inside the Trump Administration, most of them allegedly establishment Republicans.

When that did not work, progressive heartthrob lawyer and now indicted Michael Avenatti reintroduced pornographic film star Stormy Daniels to the public. He claimed that Daniels had somehow been tricked into signing a supposedly improper and now invalid non-disclosure agreement not to talk about an alleged sexual encounter of a decade earlier with private citizen Trump in an exchange for a payment of $135,000.

Allegedly, Trump’s acquiescence to Daniels’ veritable blackmail demands had now impaired her own opportunities of further profiting to a far greater degree from the past alleged tryst with a now President Trump. Until his recent indictment for a number of felonies, Avenatti himself had translated his work with Daniels into media celebrity-hood, appearing over 100 times on cable news shows to damn Trump, predict his impeachment, and prep his promised 2020 presidential run against Trump.

When that did not work, federal law enforcement officials stormed the offices of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, in search of incriminating materials. Cohen quickly was leveraged by federal attorneys, flipped, and offered anti-Trump testimonies and documents in exchange for leniency. He produced stealth tapes of private conversations with his own client Trump—and shortly afterward was disbarred by the New York State Supreme Court for pleading guilty to a series of felonies.

When that did not work, Russian collusion hysteria continued to sweep the country. The moribund phony Steele dossier (that had failed to derail the Trump campaign and transition) was reignited by the media and progressive politicos after the firing of FBI director James Comey, leading to the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the emergence of Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein.

Rosenstein then appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel—in a series of events prompted by none other than fired James Comey, who admitted that he illegally leaked confidential, if not some classified, presidential memos to create the conditions necessary for such a special appointment. Mueller’s subsequent media darling attorneys—praised as the “dream team,” “all-stars,” “army,” “untouchables,” and “hunter-killer team”—of mostly Democratic partisans, some Clinton donors, and a few who had defended either the Clinton Foundation or Clinton aides then spent 22 months, and between $30-40 million trying to build a case. In the end, they leveraged mostly minor Trump satellites on process crimes, misleading testimonies, or past business deals in hopes of finding collusionary guilt. Leaking was a Mueller team trademark as each week the collusionary media announced another “bombshell” or “noose tightening” around the neck of Donald Trump—or mysteriously showed up at the home of the next Mueller victim, to wait for the arrival of SWAT teams to swoop into make an arrest.

When that did not work, congressional committees and the left-wing mob next went after William Barr, Trump’s “hand-picked” attorney general (are not all AGs “hand-picked” by the president?). Barr’s crime was that he had followed the law to the letter. And so Barr spent a few days after the arrival of the exonerating Mueller collusion report to ensure first, before releasing it to the public, that it did not endanger national security or besmirch the reputations of innocent named individuals. If in a blink, “collusion” had died, soon in its death throes it birthed “obstruction”—as if Trump’s objections to vast resources wasted on chasing an imaginary non-crime of collusion was obstruction

When that did not work, congressional committees mobilized to sue and force Trump to release at least six years of his private income tax records, elements of which already in bits and pieces had been leaked.

Are such efforts in the future to be institutionalized?

Will the Left nod and keep still, if Republicans attempt to remove an elected Democratic President before his tenure is up? Are appeals to impeachment, the 25th Amendment, the Emoluments Clause, the Logan Act, and a Special Counsel the now normal cargo of political opposition to any future elected president?

Is it now permissible in 2020 for Trump’s FBI director to insert an informant into the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee? If Joe Biden is the 2020 nominee, will the Trump Justice Department seek FISA warrants to monitor the communications of Biden’s campaign team—in worries that Biden son’s business practices in the Ukraine had earlier compromised Biden who had intervened on his behalf by threatening to cut off aid to Ukraine? Will they investigate Biden’s propensity to hug and kiss under-aged girls? Will Trump’s CIA director contact foreign nationals to aid in spying on Biden’s aides? Will National Security Advisor John Bolton request that the names of surveilled Biden campaign officials become unmasked as a way of having them leaked to the media? Will Trump hire a British ex-spy to gather together rumors and gossip about Biden’s previous overseas trips and foreign contacts, especially in the Ukraine, and then see them seeded among the Trump CIA, FBI, Justice Department, and State Department? Is that the sort of country we have now?

America over the last half century had been nursed on the dogma that the Left was the guarantor of civil liberties. That was the old message of the battles supposedly waged on our behalf by the ACLU, the free-speech areas on campuses, and the Earl Warren Court.

Not now. The left believes that almost any means necessary, extra-legal and anti-constitutional or not, are justified to achieve their noble ends. Progressive luminaries at CNN and the New York Times have lectured us that reporters need not be disinterested any more in the age of Trump—or that it might be a crime to shout “lock her up” at a Trump rally. Will those standards apply to coverage of future Democratic presidents?

No reporter seems to care that Hillary Clinton hired a foreign national to work with other foreign nationals to sabotage, first, her opponent’s campaign, then his transition and his presidency, along with the wink and nod help from key Obama officials at the Department of Justice, State Department, National Security Council, FBI and CIA.

The final irony? If the CIA, FBI, and DOJ have gone the banana republic way of Lois Lerner’s IRS and shredded the Constitution, they still failed to remove Donald Trump.

Trump still stands. In Nietzschean fashion what did not kill him apparently only made him stronger.


I like you, were not given a choice, about where you would be born. Also no choice about the family, you would be born to be a part of. Not even at what point in the history of humanity, that you would , make your appearance as a person in the world.

Here is the good news for all of us. God’s only Son, Jesus, he did make all those Choices for himself, as God, He could and did, please see 1st John5 v. 20- “And we know that the sin of God has come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true, and we are in Him, who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. That is the true God, and eternal life.”

Now you can make a choice about Jesus. My Bible Teaches, that He rose from the dead, and He ascended into Heaven, around 2,000 years ago.

Please read Acts 1 v. 9-11, also Colossians 1 v. 19-22

Only Jesus, who died on the cross for your sins, can forgive you and me of our sins debt against our holy god. For by His grace, He paid the full price for our sin. By faith I’ll be joining Jesus in Heaven. So what about you friend? It is your choice.

Thank you for your time, Happy Easter,

Larry Matulich

Stockton Ca.


Tough times are afoot at Olivehurst Elementary School.  The MJUSD administration has seen it fit to non reelect both site administrators.  This is after they had done the same thing just 2 years prior to another administrator.  Yes, you read that correctly. MJUSD has fired a principal of 8 months, a principal of 1.5 years, and a vice principal of 8 months from Olivehurst Elementary.  The school has had 3 administrators in 3 years! The majority collective staff voice is opposed to these decisions. Some are saying that our voice does not matter.  The politics of such decisions are shameful. A revolving door of administration is not good for staff and it is not good for students. MJUSD administration and school board need to put the needs of students ahead of district politics.  They must reconsider the non reelect status of the current principal and vice principal of Olivehurst Elementary School.

Erin Villagomez

Olivehurst, Ca.


      A shocking statement from Supervisors Leahy and Bradford:  “…the committee believes it is important to put aside personal and community beliefs.”  What the heck is this?  Well, it is just one of the misleading justifications these pro-marijuana Supervisors are using to promote commercial marijuana in Yuba County.  Supervisors Leahy and Bradford are the two supervisors serving on the Ad-Hoc Committee formed to explore and review applicable laws and operations related to Cannabis. They presented their report to the Board of Supervisors, on April 10, 2019. Almost any reader of the report would realize their intent was not just to “review applicable laws and operations”, but to also make recommendations on adopting Yuba County Regulations allowing for the sale and growing of large scale outdoor and indoor  marijuana. They exceeded their authority and they did so using questionable methods.

     Their very first and only public meeting in Yuba County was an indicator of their intent to produce a report with a predetermined outcome. Supervisor Leahy had personally telephoned and invited a Sacramento based marijuana advocate, while at the same time not providing the same courtesy to local opponents of commercial marijuana.  They tried to pack the audience at the expense of local residents.  Supervisor Bradford also demonstrated his bias against factual evidence by stating that local residents are split on the issue. He made no acknowledgement and still does not, of the fact that Yuba County residents/voters recently voted down three pro-marijuana Yuba County Measures and the State Proposition 64.  I guess, he just decided to “put aside” information not supporting his agenda.

    Again and again found throughout their report are unbalanced non-public meetings and assumptions made without supporting facts. Take for example their meeting with District 10 farmers and email responses from Southern Yuba County Farmers. The verbal responses from District 10 farmers are lukewarm, at best, to the concept of commercial marijuana growing. But the written comments from South County Farmers are numerous and damming.  One such example: “outdoor cannabis cultivation in Yuba County is an invitation to trouble. Crime, theft, increased violence and the degradation of what we have worked so hard to accomplish to improve this area will become a factor.” Did Supervisor Bradford not hear his own constituents’ comments, did he just put them aside?

     Another example is their selective visit to a pro-marijuana minority supporter,   Supervisor Garamendi in Calaveras County.  Why didn’t they visit the majority Supervisors that voted to rescind that County’s short lived Ordinance allowing for large outdoor marijuana grows?  The majority rescinded that Ordinance because of the very large influx of marijuana growers that: would not register, caused massive environmental damages and c rime increases including shotgun shootings in the streets.

     Call the Board of Supervisors’ office, at 749-7510, and request a copy of the 21 page report. Learn for yourself the dangers these two Supervisors are attempting to inflict on Yuba County!

Buck Weckman

Stop Commercial POT

Brownsville, Ca.






Nevada County, Ca.

The Nevada Irrigation District has graciously taken the lead in piloting a 6 month paid

internship via the Nevada Joint Union High School District scholarship program by offering two

scholarships to be awarded to the Class of 2019 and setting the trend for more local

businesses to follow suit.

This year, graduating seniors within the school district were offered

the opportunity to submit their district scholarship application and their letter of interest to NID

through the district's Scholarship Coordinator, Kimala DeSena. Organized by NID's HR

Director, Jana Kolakowski, department managers at NID recently hosted an informal

presentation to interested scholarship applicants about the history, purpose and future of the

District. Insight into the different District divisions and careers were shared and the overall

career outlook in water and hydroelectric agencies.

Next step will be a half day tour of the hydroelectric facility, as well as other NID locations, to

give the interested candidates a hands-on view of potential internship positions possible with

NID. Last step will be a panel interview before NID decides who the two final recipients will be

chosen. Recipients will be awarded at their school's awards night next month in May. If you are

an interested business or organization that would like to know more about offering local

scholarships to the NJUHSD high school sites, please contact Kimala DeSena, Scholarship and

Fund Development Coordinator for more information at (530)273-3351 x224 or

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 What: ‘Public Business’ From The Floor Speech Contest

When: Monday, April 30, 2019, 6 p.m.

Where: Sutter County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 466 Second Street, Yuba City

Who: Any high school student in Sutter County

Why: Because your First Amendment rights are powerful

How: Cash prize sponsorship provided by Active 20-30 Club of Yuba City/Marysville

Contact to participate: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 530-822-7100 ext. 114

 Speaking rules and judging guidelines: Utilizing the same procedures established for a real meeting, participants will be given up to three minutes each to speak on any topic related to Sutter County local government. (We suggest you visit ww.suttercounty.org and search through County departments if you need ideas on what to talk about). A time clock will be employed. Participants are expected to complete their remarks prior to the end of three minutes, and should continue beyond three minutes only to complete a sentence. Participants will be judged on the following criteria: whether topic is under the jurisdiction of the county; whether speaker clearly identified a position or action he or she wishes the Board of Supervisors to take; a speaker’s use of facts and examples to illustrate he or she researched the topic; adherence to the three minute time limit; and general speaking skills (i.e., eye contact, composure, articulation, and projection.) Judges will consist of members of the Board of Supervisors,  and a representative from the Active 20-30 Club of Yuba City-Marysville. Judges will be instructed to consider the effectiveness of the presentation, and not whether they agree or disagree with the position taken by the participating student.

Contest awards: Cash prizes will be given to the five participants who are judged to have the highest score. All participants will receive a Certificate of Recognition from the Board of Supervisors that can be included in their student portfolio.

List of Suggested Topics (Participants are not required to choose from this list. It is presented only as an example of matters that do fall under the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors. A further explanation of jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors follows below).

Road Maintenance

Emergency Management & Preparedness

In Home Support Services

Taxes: More or less of them?

Land use: Agriculture vs. development?

Public Health

Behavioral Health


Code Enforcement

Property assessments

Business regulation and licensing

Sheriff’s Department funding

District Attorney funding

Library funding

Museum funding

Parks and Recreation

Levees and flood control

Fire Services


 Note: Jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors can include support or opposition to laws or proposed laws. If a participant chooses to discuss a potential or existing state or federal law, he or she should specifically request the Board of Supervisors write a letter to support, oppose, repeal or amend it. Contact Public Information Officer Chuck Smith at 530 822-7100, or contact him via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you are uncertain of your topic, or if you have any other questions about the speech contest.

You can buy tickets now for the Kiwanis Club of Yuba City’s 25st Annual Lobster Feed Saturday, May 18, at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds Main Exhibit Building.

The Kiwanis Lobster Feed features a choice of large live Lobsters and barbeque steak. The event will also have a raffle, door prizes, and a silent auction. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 7.

Lobster tickets are $60 a person, and Steak tickets are $50 a person.

The Lobster Feed is a major fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Yuba City. All the money raised goes directly to help fund Kiwanis scholarships and local community service projects. The Yuba City Kiwanis Club Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

You can get tickets by contacting any Yuba City Kiwanis member or by calling Marie Teria at (530) 635-2294 or Terri Boyer at (530) 218-1043.


By Rod Hisken

The Alcouffe Center will host Vintage Tractor Days on May 4th and 5th in Oregon House. There will be a number of activities that will appeal to the family. Tractor rides, hay wagons, bounce houses, appropriate vendors for farming, tractor games , drives, special displays and presentations. It's a place and time you can take your kids for  fun entertaining  experiences , learn about living history, and not spend a bunch of money.

This year will be a bit different and the show has a history  of providing  unique displays of the long time annual event. This year a special guest will be the owner and editor of Western Antique Iron Trader. This magazine is widely subscribed by collectors of antique farm memorabilia from British Columbia to Arizona.

Last year the John Deere Ice Cream drew a big crowd.

This year there will be three displays that have not been shown in Oregon House or any place else.

One of the fun things about the Vintage Tractor Hobby is the teasing that go on between friends. Such as , " If it ain't red, keep it in the shed. (Sorry to my high school English teacher)Friends don't let friends drive red tractors."

One of my buddies has a special kind of sickness," IH Fever". He likes RED.I have pity for his poor judgment. Not only does he like red tractors, the affliction goes deeper than that. He will spend years and money on anything International.

International Harvester was formed in 1902 by representatives of the JP Morgan Law Firm. They combined five companies including two major rivals , McCormack and Deering. The conglomerate produced farm equipment, construction equipment , trucks ,automobiles , household items and an array of commercial products.

Their first truck appeared on the market in 1907 and remain in the large truck market today known as Navistar International.

Manufacturing of pickups occurred over a number of years with the peak being between the 1940s though the 1970s ending about 1975. The letter series of K,L,R, and B were used. A number following the letter usually related to the load capacity.

While the  hobby is not for everybody, those afflicted have vehicles with autopilots programmed to Garage Sales, Estate Sales , exhaust pipes sticking out through brush , a flash of red sticking out in a crack of a board in an old barn or rusty junk in a fence row. Now my good friend Jim Escheman is about as noticeable as a red Holstein standing out in a treeless pasture, he even likes IH trucks!

One day I was driving up Bald Mountain Road when my truck got out of control and found a drive with an estate sales sign. I was greeted by a friendly hand shake and was toured through a yard of GOLD. The man's father had passed and his stuff was being passed on to those who also might enjoy it. Several tractors , horseshoes , signs , tools , lamps, tillage equipment , and other assorted treasures were present. One gem was a 60's IH pickup. Flat tires , rust , and a bed full stuff that might be used someday. I could hardly wait to call Jim! He came over almost immediately  and became the third owner of a 1968 1100B.The first owner was JW Johnson of Wheatland and the second was Barrie Marshall of Browns Valley. The truck has a 304 V8, 4speed transmission , and has a half ton rating. The four year off frame restoration was a work of passion, sweat, skinned knuckles , friends , and bill you don' t discuss with your wife. It will be on display framed by a 1953 Phase II Farmall M and on the other side will be a Farmall Super M with a Torque Amplifier . The M series was a big seller for I H  and produced in several versions . Jim has all the examples in his collection.

So, come on up to Oregon House the first weekend of May . The Sierra Foothills are at their best for beauty and the folks are friendly. Come see the three exhibits you won't see anywhere else .There will also be a number of other tractors on display with the owners glowing to share their treasures with the public.



Thursday, April 18th to Sunday, April 21st

First United Methodist Church of Yuba City is hosting the following events FREE of charge to expand your experience of Easter.

Thursday, April 18th at 6pm

Maundy Thursday Service

Celebrate Passover, during this interactive dinner as a part of Jesus’s inner circle, & appreciate their last moments together.

Friday, April 19th at 12:10pm

Good Friday Service

Participants will encounter the sacrifice that Jesus gave through hearing the sounds of the crucifixion.


Sunday, April 21st at 8:30 am and 11:00 am

Through the eyes of faith is this year's theme of celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.

For more information about the above events, please call 673-5858.

First United Methodist Church of Yuba City , 3101 Colusa Highway, Yuba City, CA 95993, www.fumcyubacity.com

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Marysville, Ca.

 What do djembes (pr. “gem-bay”), dunduns, batas and bougarabous all have in common? If you said they are all different types of African drums, you would be right.   If you have ever wanted to learn more about these amazing instruments and the remarkable sounds they can create, now is your chance.  Come to a free “Meet the Drum Master” introductory session with Olivia Yasmin James on Friday, April 19 at Justin’s Kitchen in Yuba City from 6-7:30pm.  Then sign up for a six-week drumming class that meets on Fridays from April 26 - May 31 starting at 6pm.  The cost of the class is $100. Loaner instruments are available or bring your own.

Olivia is the Artistic Director and Founder of Fenix Drum and Dance Company in Sacramento. Based in Yuba City, she has been studying West African and Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming since she was nine years old.  With a solid background in classical ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop, she strives to take traditional dance to a new level.  She has studied extensively with master traditional drum and dance teachers both in the United States and in West Africa.   Olivia is a registered teaching artist with Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and is the recipient of several grants designed to promote traditional arts.  Olivia currently teaches African drum and dance in Sutter and Yuba County Schools as part of Yuba Sutter Arts’ Jump StArts program for at risk and system engaged youth.

Fenix Drum and Dance is a performing troupe specializing in dance and drumming from West Africa, the Congo and the Caribbean. The high energy multi-generational, multi-ethnic group highlights the richness and complexity of traditional dance and music of the African diaspora. The journey begins in Africa in their performances and then travels across the ocean to the Caribbean and the Americas.

The drum is renowned throughout Africa. Sub-Saharan and especially West African music are characterized by a "strong rhythmic interest" that exhibits common characteristics in all regions of this vast territory. Rhythmic techniques carried over the Atlantic were fundamental ingredients in various musical styles of the Americas: samba and other Brazilian genres, Afro-Cuban music and Afro-American musical genres such as bluesjazzrhythm & bluesfunksoulreggaehip hop, and rock and roll were  of immense importance in 20th century popular music.

To keep up with other arts and culture events to or to find out more about all arts events in the community, please go to www.yubasutterarts.org or like Yuba Sutter Arts on Facebook.  You can also call the office for updates - 530-742-2787.   

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Thanks to the "Silver Dollar Saloon"  for sponsoring this group. They will be coming back again for the 4th Annual Historic Faire.  They call themselves "Old West Legends" who portray Historical and Fictional characters from the Old West, Circa.  "OWL" has entertained audiences since 2001 for The Sierra Rail Road, Gold Rush Days, Old Town Sacramento, Old Town Folsom, Jamestown Rail Town and Marysville last year, this year a very Special appearance by John Wayne (aka Jeffrey Sutherland).

Members have performed in Films and Commercials for The Hallmark Channel, Movies of the week, BBC, etc. They will entertain you, inspire laughter, thrill you with shout-outs, mock trials, the blowing of the strongbox. The best part they interact with the audience they encourage you to dress in period costume and they welcome you to take photos with them.  Remember the Date! Saturday May 11, 2019 in Historic Marysville.

For costumes contact “Costumes by Loretta” of YC 530-671-6126. (By Appointment only)




Submitted by John Field, SYRPA Publicity




Now that the rain is finally subsiding and Spring is in the air, there is an abundance of beauty to enjoy and be a part of with the various docent led walks offered at the South Yuba River State Park.

Wildflower Walks are offered at least into mid-May every Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 11am.  Docent led hikes last about 1.5 hours.  The Buttermilk Bend trail is an easy 2 mile hike out and back. The Buttermilk Bend Trail, which winds above the wild and scenic South Yuba River, is highly regarded for the many species that bloom on its hills and slopes.  Each season observers are delighted with an everchanging tableau of spring color.  Early season walkers may find Western Buttercups, Zigzag Larkspur, and Shooting Stars.  By mid-season, the hills usually turn gold and purple with Tufted Poppies and a variety of lupine.  Mid to late season floral treats can include Fairy Lanterns, Chinese Houses, and Birds-eye Gilia.   Docents will share facts, legends and the many uses of the flowers and plants along the trail. 

Bird Walks will take place on April 13, April 26, May 3 and May 11 all at 8am.  Anticipate seeing birds common to a woodland/riparian habitat such as Towhees, Dippers, Various Wood  Peckers, Blue Birds, Kinglets, Phoebes, Quail, Bald Eagles during the winter breeding season and the many spring migrants in the park (Warblers, Grosbeaks, Swallows and more). All bird walks are also docent led and last about two hours.


To make your visit complete, bring picnic lunch and allow time to take in the park Visitor Center, check out the covered bridge (while is it under renovation) and barn (both built in 1862), and the restored 1920’s gas station.

The Visitor Center is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Sunday


Follow Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley north past the Visitor Center over the South Yuba River to the Bridgeport North Parking lot. Parking is $5.00. Sturdy walking shoes, hat and water are recommended.  A $3.00 donation is requested and appreciated. (Dogs are not permitted on the guided walks as the trail is narrow and the groups can be large.) 


The walks and blooms are at the whim of Mother Nature.  Rain may cancel. 

Call 530-432-2546 for information.

For more information, call the park at (530) 432-2546, or go to www.southyubariverstatepark.org.