Do you have questions about REAL ID? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers


 Q: I heard that I need a REAL ID by 2020. Is that true?

 A: You will need a REAL ID by October 2020 if you want to keep using your CA driver license or identification card to fly within the US or enter secure federal facilities and military bases. Otherwise, you can use another federally accepted form of ID such as passport, passport card, or military ID card.


 Q: Is REAL ID free, or is there a fee?

 A: The cost to obtain a REAL ID is $36 – the same as for a standard California driver license.


 Q: Can I get a REAL ID without an appointment?

 A: Yes, you can apply for a REAL ID without scheduling an appointment for your mandatory DMV field office visit. In fact, wait times are currently lower than ever! Many offices also have extended daily hours and Saturday hours; check the DMV website for a complete list of field offices, hours and to check real-time wait times at nearby field offices. To save you even more time, we strongly encourage you to also visit the DMV website to begin filling out the necessary application form prior to your visit.


 Q: My cable bill has my full address on it. Is that enough to get my REAL ID application done?

 A: No. You will need TWO documents to show proof of residency, and both need to show the REAL ID applicants name. Your cable television bill may be one of these documents. For a full list of accepted documents visit: and click on the tab “How Do I Get a REAL ID”? You’ll find a full document checklist as part of Step 4.


 If you have a question regarding REAL ID, DMV, or available online services, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit for a list of frequently asked questions.


San Francisco  (AP)


snow packsnoIn this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, John King, right, of the Department of Water Resources, carries the snowpack measuring tube as he crosses a meadow while conducting the third manual snow survey of the season at the Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif. The survey found the snowpack at 113 inches deep with a snow water equivalent of 43.5 inches at this location at this time of year. California water officials say the amount of snow blanketing the Sierra Nevada is even bigger than the 2017 snowpack that pulled the state out of a five-year drought. The Department of Water Resources says as of May 30, 2019, the Sierra snowpack measured 202% of average after a barrage of wet storms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) The Associated Press









































The amount of snow blanketing the Sierra Nevada is even larger than the 2017 snowpack that pulled the state out of a five-year drought, California water officials said.


As of Thursday, 1/2/20, the snowpack measured 202% of average after a barrage of storms throughout winter and spring, according to the Department of Water Resources.


The wet weather has slowed but not stopped, with thunderstorms prompting flash flood warnings Sunday in the central and southern parts of the state.


At this time last year, the snowpack measured 6% of average — making this year 33 times bigger than 2018, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.


In 2017, the snowpack measured 190% of average.


The snowpack supplies about 30 percent of state water needs.


In the Tahoe Basin, Squaw Valley ski resort has seen so much snow it plans to keep its slopes open until least July 5. In May alone, Squaw recorded 37 inches (94 centimeters).


State officials consider the most important snowpack measurement to be the one taken around April 1 because that's typically when storm activity subsides.


"And then after that the sun's highest position in the sky contributes to rapid melting. This year, that didn't happen and we had late season snow," National Weather Service forecaster Idamis Del Valle told the newspaper.

This year's April 1 reading put the snowpack at 176% of average, making it the fifth-largest on that date, with records going back to 1950, the Chronicle said.



On 01/05/2020 at approximately 1:25a.m. Leonardo Marin was traveling northbound on State Route 99 in a 2006 Honda at approximately 75 mph in the #1 lane, north of Powerline Road. Marin fell asleep behind the wheel of the Honda and veered across the median and southbound lanes of SR-99. As the Honda left the asphalt roadway and onto the gravel shoulder Marin overcorrected causing the Honda to roll several times. Marin and the front passenger were simultaneously ejected from Honda causing fatal injuries to the passenger. The passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene by Paramedics from Butte County EMS. Drugs/Alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in this collision.

Yuba City


The Yuba City Police Department is focusing on speeding drivers in Yuba City neighborhoods through the Neighborhood Speed Awareness Program. The Neighborhood Speed Awareness (NSA) Program was designed to reduce speed in residential Yuba City neighborhoods through a combination of education and enforcement. The program offers an alternative to court fines for speed violations in residential areas.

Violators cited under this program attend a class presented by the Yuba City Police Department designed to inform the driving public of the need for speed compliance.
Attendance in the class requires active participation by the students in an informative/interactive two hour session. Information is given to the students on braking distances, vehicle load dynamics, vehicle versus bicycle/pedestrian injuries and collision prevention techniques.

Upon completion of the class the Yuba City Police Department nullifies the citation. The program assures better driving habits through education and students are encouraged to talk to their friends/family about the class.

Drivers may choose to attend court or handle the citation in the traditional manner; however this program seeks to provide an economical alternative for drivers and change behavior through education.

Speed continues to be the leading primary collision factor for collisions in Yuba City. In 2016, unsafe speed accounted for approximately 28% of injury collisions. Speeding in neighborhoods is also a leading concern for residents and deters from the quality of life in our city. The Yuba City Police Department takes speed offenses seriously. In 2016, approximately 1005 drivers were cited for speeding. Sgt. Kim Slade wants drivers to know “If you’re speeding in our neighborhoods, officers will be looking to stop and cite you.”
The NSA program targets residential streets within the boundaries of the City of Yuba City with identified speeding problems and seeks to make our neighborhoods safer and increase the quality of life in our community.

For the month of January, 2020 officers will be focusing enforcement efforts on the following residential Yuba City streets:


Gray Ave

North Ridge Dr

Clark Ave

Shasta St

Shanghai Bend Rd

Bogue Rd

Richland Rd

B St

Toyon Way

El Margarita Rd

“This is our City and our neighborhoods, please slow down and be a responsible driver,” says Sgt. Slade.

For more information on the Neighborhood Speed Awareness Program, please call the Yuba City Police Department Traffic Education and Enforcement Office at 530-822-4795.

According to CHP, on December 30, 2019, at approximately 8:45 am, the driver of a 2000 GMC was traveling northbound on State Route 99 in the # 1 lane, south of McDonald Avenue. At the same time, Thomas Pacheco was traveling southbound on State Route 99 in the # 1 lane, south of McDonald Avenue, in a 2014 Peterbilt headed towards the GMC. For reasons yet to be determined, the driver of the GMC allowed the vehicle to cross over solid double yellow lines into the opposing lane and hit the Peterbilt head-on. The driver of the GMC sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Pacheco sustained minor injuries and declined to be transported for medical treatment. Alcohol is suspected to have contributed to this collision.

By Stephen Frank


When major league baseball took the bat out of the hand of pitchers in the American League, I ended my lifetime affair with baseball.  I loved the game, the tradition, the finesse, the strategy.  But the changes kept coming, none of them helpful to the sport.  Now baseball is about to become the latest victim of technology as a “disruptor”.


“Umpires agreed to cooperate with Major League Baseball in the development and testing of an automated ball-strike system as part of a five-year labor contract announced Saturday, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The Major League Baseball Umpires Association also agreed to cooperate and assist if Commissioner Rob Manfred decides to utilize the system at the major league level. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because those details of the deal, which is subject to ratification by both sides, had not been announced.”


With the use of camera’s, you no longer need an umpire to say “safe” or “out”.  Nor are they needed to tell if a ball down the line is a foul or in play.  Without the color of an umpire in a game, imagine a Manager yelling and screaming obscenities at a computer or camera instead of an umpire.


Baseball is dead—die by suicide.  Glad I can watch rerun of NCIS.  This is a sad day for America. 



Oroville Community Blood Drive

Thursday, January 2

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Oroville Sports Club

2600 Oro Dam Blvd, Oroville


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Oroville Blood Drive

Thursday, January 16

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Located in the Cultural Hall

2390 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville


Feather River Cinemas Blood Drive

Sunday, January 26

12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Located on the bloodmobile

2690 Feather River Blvd, Oroville




Paradise Association of Realtors

Tuesday, January 7

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Located in the Large Conference Room

6161 Clark Road, Suite 2, Paradise



Wheatland High School & Community Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 22

9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Located in the Library

1010 Wheatland Rd., Wheatland


Beale Air Force Base Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 29

11:00 a.m.  – 3 p.m.

Located on the bloodmobile

BX Parking Lot



Vitalant Winter Classic Blood Drive

Saturday, January 25

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Located at Vitalant Yuba City on the bloodmobile

1290 Stabler Lane, Yuba City

Enjoy hot chocolate and delicious refreshments after your donation.

Call 530.674.3140 or visit for more information.

1 – (L toR) Madeline Baldez and Brenna Abel pose with troop leader MaryAnn Baldez at the recent Girl Scouts’ Silver Award Ceremony at Sacramento State.(L toR) Madeline Baldez and Brenna Abel pose with troop leader MaryAnn Baldez at the recent Girl Scouts’ Silver Award Ceremony at Sacramento State.







































































The service project put into action by Yuba City Girl Scout Troop 41 was selected by California Girl Scouts’ administrators at its annual Silver Project ceremony earlier this month.  Out of 200 girls representing 19 counties in Northern California, the local troop stood out as one girl was just one of two selected to deliver a speech during the awards ceremony. Brenna Abel spoke to around 500 attendees about her troop’s service project: the assembly of 50 backpacks for the Yuba County Child Protective Services Program. Each backpack contained items for children of all ages including snacks, handmade blankets, diapers, and stuffed animals. The girls were given the opportunity to compete to deliver a speech; the process included a written essay and two phone interviews.   “There are many nuisances to our cases and there are times that our social workers need to focus on the more difficult aspects of the children’s safety plan. Can you imagine being displaced from your home without your basic necessities?” Deputy Director of Yuba County Child Adult Protective Services Tony Gordon said. “These young ladies have taken the time to not only provide physical needs to our endangered children, but to also provide some emotional support.”  The ceremony was held Dec. 15 at Sacramento State. Once the ceremony was complete, troop leaders, administrators and fellow Girl Scouts approached the troop, asking how they could do something similar in their areas. Some troop leaders even asked if they could partner with Troop 41 on completing a larger, similar project for the next and final service project—the Gold award. The Silver Project was completed by Brenna, Madeline Baldez and Haley Combest. “We are eternally grateful to Troop 41 in fulfilling the basic needs that we may take for granted, even in our own personal lives,” Gordon said. “We are pleased with their efforts in taking the initiative to serve others and to bring some stability to a child’s life during these traumatic events. The Girl Scout Silver Award to Troop 41 is well deserved.”   The backpacks were given to Yuba County Child Protective Services in September. The Silver Award is earned by Cadettes by addressing an issue at its root cause and makes a long-term impact in the community, according to the Girl Scouts’ website.


(L to R) Brenna Abel, Madeline Baldez and Haley Combest delivered their Silver Project to Yuba County CPS in September (This photo courtesy Yuba County).(L to R) Brenna Abel, Madeline Baldez and Haley Combest delivered their Silver Project to Yuba County CPS in September (This photo courtesy Yuba County).

Brenna Abel was one of two girls selected to give speeches during the ceremony about their service projectBrenna Abel was one of two girls selected to give speeches during the ceremony about their service project

Where Oh Where has Eliza Gone?”  


Ever hear about the town of Eliza?                                                               

- Where was it?                                                                                                      

- Who built it?

- Who lived there?

- What ever happened to it?

- What is there today?


In 1850 John A. Sutter built a town on the banks of the Feather River hoping to get all the gold rush miners to stop and purchase their supplies from him, making him the richest man in town. He named it in honor of his only beloved daughter…Anna Eliza. Join us as we travel back to when Marysville was just beginning and discover “Where Oh Where has Eliza Gone?”



Join us for Talks and Tours on Saturday January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Historic Marysville Packard Library, 4th and C Streets

Call Sue for more information at 742-6508...a $10.00 donation is requested

Marysville, Ca.



marysville Birth Stephen J. FieldIn the intimate confines of the Lee Burrows Theater at Yuba Sutter Arts, California's most accomplished Gold Rush pioneer will come to life in a one man play about Marysville's first elected official, who implemented the whipping post, wrote most of the state's early laws, and was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by Abraham Lincoln despite being from a different political party.


"California Alcalde" (mayor), a play about Stephen J. Field, will be performed at 6 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020, the 170th anniversary of the founding of Marysville. Marysville history enthusiast Chuck Smith wrote the play and will be playing Field. Admission is $10, and all proceeds will go to Yuba Sutter Arts to support its operation and programs. The theatre is located at 630 E Street in Marysville. Seating is limited. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.


Field was the catalyst for the creation of Marysville, and wrote that when he left the city to take an appointment on the California Supreme Court in October of 1857, that he did so regretfully, having seen the city grow from a collection of tents with a few hundred residents to a town of substantial buildings with from 8,000 to 10,000 residents.


Field's life in the West was marked by danger. He survived several attempts on his life, mostly by judges or former judges. To defend himself, he had special pockets made in his coat to carry revolvers, a derringer, and bowie knife. As a sitting member of the U.S. Supreme Court, he was arrested by a San Joaquin County sheriff on a murder charge.


At the time of his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1897, Field held the record for the longest tenure on the nation's highest bench. And although that record was eclipsed in the 20th century, Field issued hundreds of opinions, many of which have fundamental impacts on our lives today.


His career was controversial. Many thought he was one of the most brilliant jurists of his time; others thought he was corrupt and arrogant. The latter opinions seemed to have impacted his failure to secure the Democratic nomination for President.


The play will explore the many remarkable incidents of a consequential life, focusing largely on Field's time in Marysville and California, but also on his national legacy.  Because it is Marysville's 170th birthday, there will also be cake.


Tickets are available online at, or by calling 530-742-ARTS. Plenty of free parking is available on the adjacent streets and in the nearby Umpqua Bank and Bank of America parking lots.



As a new year approaches, all motorists can resolve to celebrate safely. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) would like to remind everyone to buckle up, avoid distractions while behind the wheel, and have a plan in place if you intend to consume alcohol or other intoxicating substances.

For this New Year’s Day Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), the CHP will be deploying all available personnel from 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The CHP will focus on impaired drivers, but officers will also watch for distracted driving, speeding, and seat belt violations. As always, our officers will be at the service of motorists in need of assistance.

To help keep the roadways safe, the CHP is joining forces with five other Western states with the slogan, “No safe place for impaired drivers,” to crack down on drunk and drugged driving for the coming holiday weekend.

In partnership with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the state patrols of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington will work as a Western States Traffic Safety Coalition to place special emphasis on the enforcement of drug-impaired driving. The states will jointly stress that driving under the influence means drugs as well as alcohol in their educational efforts.

According to data from the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, during the 2018 New Year’s MEP, which was 102 hours in length, at least 25 people were killed and 270 others were injured in collisions involving impaired drivers on California roadways. In addition, CHP officers made 1,140 arrests for impaired driving during the same period.
“Please make smart choices this holiday season. Driving while impaired can have tragic results,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “Whether impaired by alcohol or drugs, the result can lead to arrest, injury, or death. Either way, the impact will be life-altering.”

There is no reason to place yourself behind the wheel while impaired. Have a plan. Public transportation, taxis, ride-sharing, or a designated sober friend or family member are the safe options.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

Linda, Ca.


porch thief At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday 12/17/19, Yuba County Sheriff Deputies arrested

34-year-old Anthony Benjamin Duran Jr of Linda on an outstanding warrant after responding

to a call reporting a subject stealing a package from the front of a residence in the 1500

block of Tadpole Way in East Linda. 


A neighbor called the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department to report the suspect, later

identified as Duran, had just taken a package from his neighbor’s home and was running on

Cobblestone Drive toward the elementary school. Upon deputies’ arrival to the area, they

spotted Duran, who tossed the package when he saw the deputies and continued to flee on



Deputies pursued the suspect to the area of Park Ave and Hammonton Smartsville Rd

where he was located and detained after jumping a fence into the backyard of a residence.


Duran was arrested on a warrant out of Yuba City for a violation of probation and booked

into Yuba County Jail. The package was returned to the victim, who declined charges for the

Petty Theft.  

Fire Claimant Proof of Claim Forms Need to be Received Before the Deadline of December 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)


San Francisco, Ca


 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (together “PG&E”) are sharing an important reminder that the Bankruptcy Court-approved deadline for unfiled, non-governmental fire claimants to file claims against PG&E is December 31, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). The deadline for filing claims is known as the Bar Date.


 Claims related to the Northern California fires that arose prior to January 29, 2019, must be filed in PG&E’s Chapter 11 cases and received no later than the deadline of December 31, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). If any person or entity believes money is owed to them by PG&E for loss or injury resulting from the Northern California fires that arose before PG&E filed for Chapter 11 on January 29, 2019, then they must file a Proof of Claim before the Bar Date.


 If those who are affected do not submit a Proof of Claim by this extended deadline, they may be barred from filing a claim against PG&E and give up rights to any payment or other compensation.


 Fire claims can be filed online, at one of six PG&E Claim Service Centers (listed below), or by mail. Importantly, fire claims must be received by December 31 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). So, if filing by mail, delivery must be completed before that deadline.


For complete details on who is eligible to file a claim, how to file a claim, the Proof of Claim form and other information, visit or call the toll-free information line at (888) 909-0100. PG&E has also established a section of its website at with additional information about the Bar Date notice.


Fire claims may be filed electronically at by selecting the “File Claim Now” icon.

Fire claims may be submitted in person at the following PG&E Claim Service Centers through December 31, 2019, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, except for public holidays.


  • 350 Salem Street, Chico, CA 95928
  • 231 "D" Street, Marysville, CA 95901
  • 1850 Soscol Avenue, Suite 105, Napa, CA 94559
  • 1567 Huntoon Street, Oroville, CA 95965
  • 3600 Meadow View Road, Redding, CA 96002
  • 111 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

 Fire claims may be filed by U.S. mail to the court-appointed claims and noticing agent. Forms must be received at the below address by the extended Bar Date:


 PG&E Corporation Claims Processing Center

c/o Prime Clerk LLC

Grand Central Station

P.O. Box 4850

New York, NY 10163-4850


 Before any distribution payments are made, a Plan of Reorganization and Disclosure Statement must be approved by the Bankruptcy Court. These documents, once approved, will explain the claims distribution process and the amounts that will be paid on account of allowed claims.


 The Northern California fires include, but are not limited to, the following fires: 37, Adobe, Atlas, Blue, Butte, Camp, Cascade, Cherokee, Ghost Ship, Honey, La Porte, Lobo, Maacama, McCourtney, Norrbom, Nuns, Partrick, Pocket, Point, Pressley, Pythian (a.k.a. Oakmont), Redwood, Sullivan, Sulphur and Tubbs.

Most Sutter County offices will be closed the week of December 23 through December 27.


               Except for the Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and the Sutter County Museum, all departments will be closed to the public during the week. The DA’s Office and Museum will close for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, which are County holidays.         


Probation Department and Health and Human Services staff who support court functions or have other mandated duties will work as needed.


The Board of Supervisors approved the schedule in November. Employees have the option of working except for Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas, which are scheduled holidays. Employees are otherwise required to take vacation time or other accrued leave.

Marysville, Ca.


Come January, you are going to need a jolt of something strong to get you out of your post-holiday slump.  How about spending an evening with some really funny folks for a night of hilarity at the “Tickle Your Funny Bone” comedy show at Yuba Sutter Arts?


Show producers Stoney Meagher (the photographer and wanna be comedian) and Rudy Gonzalez (the Fantastic Shine guy and wanna be comedian) have put together a fun evening guaranteed to make you laugh.   Comedians performing include Randy Warner, who will serve as the host for the evening, headliner, Cami Oh, Phil Corbin, aka Phil from Chico and Dillion Collins. Rudy and Stoney will also present some short side skits between comics so you don’t get bored.


So, what do comedians do when they are not on stage being funny?  After a long career in supply chain management, Stoney now runs a full-service photography business and Rudy has a commercial cleaning business, but what about the others?  Randy Warner is a Staff Programmer Analyst for the California Air Resources Board.  Cami Oh is a local radio personality. Phil from Chico lists his many job skills as bartender, construction worker, driver and graphic designer and his nickname is DJ Thunder Pickle.  And Dillon Collins owned an Entrée Express business and is a counterperson at McDonald’s.  It seems like “a [comedian’s] got to do what a [comedian’s] got to do” to support the comedy habit. 


The show will be held at the Burrows Theater at Yuba Sutter Arts, 630 E Street in Marysville on Saturday, January 24th.  Doors open at 6:30 for cocktails and the shows start at 7:00. General admission is $10.  Light appetizers will be available and there will be a full no-host bar.


Tickets may be purchased online at or in person at Yuba Sutter Arts, 624 E Street, Wednesday through Friday from 11-4.  Plenty of free parking is available on the adjacent streets and in the nearby Umpqua Bank and Bank of America parking lots.


Come out and support live entertainment in the community.  Contact Yuba Sutter Arts at     530-742-ARTS or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

submitted by: Roy Newman, Past Exalted Ruler Marysville Elks Lodge #783


Stemming from a recent partnership with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) has created a Resource Center, which is the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment.


The BPOE is very proud of its army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to this most noble cause. The Elks' Drug Awareness Resource Center has been established as a gateway for teachers, youth group leaders, parents, grandparents, teens, and others to better arm themselves with information on drug awareness education.

The State of Florida recently passed legislation that requires drug education classes for students in grades K through 12. More states are considering this legislation and more educators are turning to the Elks to provide assistance and materials to enhance their curriculums.


If you'd like to join the Elks' “Army of Volunteers”, visit the Elks' Resource Center's recently released website:, and find out how!!


Other online resources include:, and


For information on the Marysville Elks Lodge Drug Awareness Program (DAP), please contact DAP Committee Chair: Debbie Clement at (530) 743-5134.

Linda, Ca


On 12/20/2019 at approximately 2:45 a.m., Yuba County Sheriff Deputies were called by medical personnel to Adventist Rideout Hospital after a 5-week-old infant boy arrived with suspicious head injuries. Reportedly, the injured baby and his mother were driven from their Linda residence located in the 1400 block of N Beale Rd, and dropped off at the Emergency room by the baby’s father. The child was then transferred to a Sacramento area hospital where he is undergoing treatment for various injuries described as serious. 


montejano Detectives responded and began an investigation that led to the arrest this morning of the infant’s father, identified as 22-year-old Eric Montejano of Linda. Montejano is being booked into the Yuba County Jail for 664/187 PC, Attempted Murder; and 273(a)a PC, Child Cruelty. 


 The investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.

5 annualLeft to right: Lawrence Sorensen (Derek’s father), Megan Timpany, CEO United Way, Chris Carpenter and Mike Woodman of Gold Country Disc Golf Association, Debbie and Gary Evans (Derek’s mother and step-father).The 5th Annual Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Tournament was held on Oct. 19th during United Way’s Grills & Grilles event at Western Gateway Park. The tournament was hosted by the Gold Country Disc Golf Association in memory of Derek Sorensen who was an avid disc golf player. A hundred percent of the tournament proceeds were donated to United Way of Nevada County in Derek’s memory, culminating in a total donation of $2,765.00. 




Derek was 26 years old when his loving family lost him. His mother, Debbie Evans said, “He was a best friend to many and a great friend to all. He was not judgmental; never a bully and he loved all living things.  He loved all living things; dogs, cats, butterflies, birds, bees and even slugs. Derek was passionate about the Yuba River, loved the mountains, the ocean and most of all the desert and he enjoyed many sports, bowling, hiking, camping, biking, snowboarding and playing disc golf. He is missed by many.”


All proceeds from the tournament went to United Way of Nevada County’s Community Impact Fund. The funds are used to help individuals and families in Nevada County meet their Basic Needs of Food, Emergency Shelter and Access to Health Care. Through strategic and focused direction, United Way of Nevada County continues to focus on its mission to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

Linda, CA
On 12/20/2019 at approximately 2:45 a.m., Yuba County Sheriff Deputies were called by medical
personnel to Adventist Rideout Hospital after a 5-week-old infant boy arrived with suspicious head
injuries. Reportedly, the injured baby and his mother were driven from their Linda residence located in the
1400 block of N Beale Rd, and dropped off at the Emergency room by the baby’s father. The child was
then transferred to a Sacramento area hospital where he is undergoing treatment for various injuries
described as serious.
montejanoDetectives responded and began an investigation that led to the arrest this morning of the infant’s
father, identified as 22-year-old Eric Montejano of Linda. Montejano is being booked into the Yuba
County Jail for 664/187 PC, Attempted Murder; and 273(a)a PC, Child Cruelty.
The investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.