Yuba City, Ca.

 

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The 37th Annual Quilt Show of the Yuba-Sutter Valley Quilt Guild, “Journeys – Not all who wander are lost”, will be presented on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City.  This year’s Quilt Show Chair, Jennifer Walton, along with a multitude of guild members, have put together a show that will include over 250 beautifully displayed quilts, 16 vendors, raffle baskets, demonstrations of a variety of quilting techniques, and food provided by Stephen’s Farmhouse.  There will also be a community service booth, where guild members will share the work the guild does for the community – making and giving away quilts for foster kids, cancer patients, and other people in need.  For the kids, there will be a scavenger hunt, where you have to look for the answers on the quilts.

 

The featured quilter this year is award winning quilter, Karen Litvinchuk.  She will be displaying 27 of her quilts, and will be there to share and answer questions about her work.

 

If you look up when you enter the main exhibit hall, you will see 37 large wind socks hanging from the ceiling.  One windsock has been made to match the opportunity quilt for every show the guild has put on.

One of the guild’s big fund raisers is an opportunity quilt each year that is raffled off at the show.  This year’s opportunity quilt was drafted and pieced by Colleen Pelfrey.  Kathy O’Donnell hand appliqued the branches and blossoms.  It was quilted by Cathy Evans of “Quilts by Cathy”, and bound by Eileen Milligan. Raffle tickets for a chance to win will be available at the show.  The drawing is Sunday at 3 pm.

 

Even if you are not a quilter, the show is worth going to see.  The display of creativity and talent in the color and design of the quilts, the variety of vendors and demonstrations, and a delicious lunch from Stephens Farmhouse make this a great weekend outing. 

 

Admission is $7, parking is free.  Open Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Yuba County

 

On Friday, February 28 at approximately 1:28 pm 39 year old female  (Pending Notification) was driving a 1991 Lexus southbound on Frenchtown Road, south of Miracle Way. Preliminary information indicates, the Lexus was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed approaching a curve in the roadway. While attempting to maneuver the curve, the driver allowed the Lexus to travel wrong-way into the northbound lane. She attempted to correct the turning movement by turning to the right, which caused the Lexus to lose control. Subsequently, the Lexus traveled off the roadway and struck a tree. Both the driver and 22 year old passenger (Pending Notification) received fatal injuries and were pronounced on scene as a result of the impact.

 

It is unknown if alcohol or drug intoxication contributed to this collision.

 

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

QUINCY, Ca.

 

Volunteer campground hosts are needed for several Plumas National Forest campgrounds located at Little Grass Valley and Sly Creek Reservoirs near La Porte, California. The volunteer positions will likely begin in late May and last into September or October, depending on the weather.  

 

“If you’re enthusiastic about camping and like people, this may be a perfect summer activity,” said Dave Brillenz, District Ranger for the Feather River Ranger District. Host duties may include welcoming visitors, sharing news and information about recreational opportunities in the area, and light campground maintenance. Hosts must provide their own self-contained RV or trailer and personal vehicle.

 

If you are interested in hosting at Little Grass Valley Reservoir or Sly Creek Reservoir Campgrounds, contact the Feather River Ranger District at 530-534-6500.

 

Additional forest information is available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/plumas/home and www.Facebook.com/usfsplumas.

There is no shortage of various scams that make their way around. One in particular, although not new, is attempting a comeback and compelling us to make this announcement once again. In this scam, known as the "Grandparent Scam" the potential victim receives a phone call from a person either claiming to be their grandchild calling from jail, or a jail official calling on behalf of their grandchild in jail, and requesting or even demanding that the elderly grandparent send funds for the grandchild's bail. Please be advised that Yuba County Sheriff's Department and Yuba County Jail staff will NOT make calls for bail on behalf of inmates, nor do we solicit funds to clear warrants or tickets (another version of a similar scam). If you receive such a call, hang up. If you have genuine concern for a family member that could be in custody, call the direct line for the facility that allegedly called you and contact a trusted family member or friend to tell them about the call, or inquire directly with the person in question. These callers will often discourage their would-be victims from telling anyone (a clear sign this is a scam!). If you know of an elderly family member, neighbor, or friend that could benefit from this announcement, please share this information with them. You can report attempted phone scams and research other valuable information at the FTC Consumer Information page at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features

Marysville, Ca.

 

Veridian String Quartet   l r Rebekah Hood Sava Randy Fisher Helen Graham Kate Capra

 Join the Veridian String Quarter on Sunday, March 1 as it performs a unique and varied program of jazz-influenced and classical crossover works! From spicy arrangements of The Penguin, a Scott Raymond favorite, an original from Jeremy Cohen, (of Quartet San Francisco: Jeremy's Grammy-nominated crossover string quartet), to Harp Improvisations and five original works by Motoshi Kosako for Harp and String Quartet. 

The program will include The Penguin by Raymond Scott and Jeremy Cohen, Crawdambo by Jeremy Cohen, Solo Harp Improvisation, and a Harp Quintet composed by Motoshi Kosako with movements titled Scotch Mist, Alcyon, Hymn and Prelude "Distant Land," Spiritual Mountain and China Road.

 

The Veridian String Quartet features Helen Graham on Violin, Randy Fisher on Violin, Kate Capra on Viola and Rebekah Hood-Sava on Cello. They will be joined by Motoshi Kosako on Harp. A resident of Yuba County, Motoshi enjoys an international reputation and performs both as a solo artist and with a variety of ensembles.

The concert will be held at the Sutter County Museum, 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City on Sunday March 1st at 4pm.  Tickets purchased in advance are $20 Adult, $15 Senior (over 60), Student (18+) and $5 Youth (under 18).  Tickets are available in advance at http://veridiansymphony.org/tickets or at Yuba Sutter Arts, 624 E Street in Marysville or Pete’s Music Center, 425 Teegarden Street in Yuba City. Tickets at the door will be $25 Adult, $20 Senior (over 60), Student (18+) and $10 Youth (under 18). 

 

The Sutter County Museum has an intriguing new exhibition for all to enjoy in addition to complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres provided during the concert!  The exhibit titled In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte takes you along with migrant workers as the fruit and harvest season moves from the Mexican border north to Washington state and reveals the stories of contemporary migrant farm workers on the West Coast.

Pictured: Veridian String Quartet - (l-r) Rebekah Hood-Sava, Randy Fisher, Helen Graham, Kate Capra.jpg

 

Marysville, Ca.

 

 Rideout Hospital Auxiliary is accepting scholarship applications at the Rideout Hospital Gift Shop, 726 4th Street, Marysville.  The gift shop is open Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm, and 12pm to 3pm on the weekend.  

 Applications are available at the gift shop and completed applications are due March 31, 2020.  For more information call Emily Dawson at 530.701.2442.

 

 The scholarship is available to any college student who has been accepted to study a health career curriculum at an accredited college, university, or technical school.  In order to be competitive, a minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

 The Rideout Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s scholastic achievement, activities, school and community service, and a desire to enter a health care profession.  Selection of recipients(s) will be announced in June.

by Roberta Darcy

 

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All sorts of scallywags, hoodlums, foolish self serving financiers, entrepreneurs and authentic heroes lived in and off of the newly minted state of California in the turbulent 1850’s and 1860’s.  Men with exploits to their credit and to their shame made an indelible mark on the state.  John Fremont and his wife Jessie, Sam Brannan, Leland Stanford, and John Bidwell were among many who saw incredible opportunity here.  There was no one more colorful or famous in his time than John Augustus Sutter. John was born in Germany of Swiss parents in 1803.He left home at age 15 to attend a private military academy and begin an apprenticeship as a printer, publisher, and bookbinder.    John met his future bride, Anne D’beld and moved to her home town of Burgdorf where his new father in law backed him in a dry goods shop.  Sadly, the business was a failure as John saddled himself with a huge debt.  In May of 1834 he decided to pull up stakes and move to the New World, leaving his wife and family (which had grown to 5 children) allegedly in the care of his brother.  In 1837 John surfaced in Westport, Missouri where he built a hotel using Native American laborers which he allegedly paid in liquor.  This venture failed, more debt was incurred, and he fled west in 1838.  Arriving in Mexican Territory via the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands) with 8 Hawaiian laborers, and a few white settlers in 1839 he set about building his dream empire.  He secured Mexican land grants from the Mexican government totaling 50,000 acres along the Sacramento, American, and Feather Rivers and began settling small towns and trading posts all along the waterways. In 1841 he tripled his land holdings, purchasing Fort Ross and surrounding lands from the Russians. These were eventually taken from him by the California government after California became a state.  Though ambitious, he was thought to be welcoming and friendly to traders and trappers, realizing a welcoming attitude would be good for business. He was not so friendly to his Native American workers, using them as slaves and even selling them off to his friends.   At the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers he settled the town of Nueva Helvetia (New Switzerland) which became Sacramento. His name and influence stretched through what is now Northern California.  Think Sutterville, Sutter Creek, Sutter Street in San Francisco, Sutter City and Sutter streets in towns all over the state and of course, Sutter’s Fort.  The fort was massive, 18 feet high walls three feet thick.  However, Ill fortune continued to dog him. When James Marshall   discovered gold in 1848 on Sutter’s land in Coloma Sutter knew the news could be disastrous for him so he and Marshall tried to keep it a secret.  When the gold discovery became public, workers left their tools in the fields and went immediately to search for gold.  Would be miners flooded into the area from all over the world, squatted  on  his land, his crops went unharvested.  According to Richard Dillon in Fools Gold, Sutter said” I have been robbed and ruined by lawyers and politicians…my cattle were driven off by hungry gold miners; my fort and mills were deserted and left to decay; my lands were squatted on by overland immigrants; and finally, I was cheated out of all my property.  All Sacramento was once mine.”  Bad decisions and mountains of debt continued to plague him.  Retiring to the Hock farm he had succeeded in securing a pension from the California legislature of $250 per month.  The peaceful existence he envisioned was short-lived however when arsonists burned his buildings and crops in 1865.  By 1871 he and Anna moved to Lititz, Pennsylvania where he spent much of his time traveling to Washington, D.C. seeking redress and reimbursement from the federal government.  In fact, he died in June, 1880 in a hotel room on one of these trips.  John is buried in God’s Acre, the Moravian Graveyard in Lititz.  His wife died 6 months later and is buried with him.

 

Many portraits of John Sutter were painted during his years in California.   One of the most famous was by the well known, well respected artist William S. Jewett.  Commissioned by the governor to paint John Sutter in his military finery he received $2500 for his work.  An artist’s copy of this painting by Jewett was given to the Yuba County Historical Resources Commission recently and is currently hanging in Marysville City Hall.  The name on the front is D. Boysza who is presumably the artist.  This portrait of Sutter hung for years in the Sutter House restaurant in Yuba City and has languished in a closet for many years.

 

The Commission invites everyone to go by City Hall during weekdays and view this painting of one of the best known founding fathers of California; John Sutter whose generosity was paired with cruelty and exploitation and whose failures turned out to be as big as his dreams.

 

The Yuba County Historical Resources Commission is dedicated to preserving and highlighting the rich history of Yuba County.  Commission members are appointed by the Yuba County Board of  Supervisors.  Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 P.M. in Marysville City Hall, 506 C Street in Marysville. Please enter through the Police Department at 316 6th street. Any person interested in the diverse history of Yuba County is invited to attend.   If you have questions about the Commission or ideas for future projects please call Sue at 742-6508 or Roberta at 743-8742.

(YUBA CITY)

 

Last weekthe Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Paul Preston will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next Meeting, Monday, March 2, 2020.

 

 Paul Preston, will present a multimedia update as New California moves closer to becoming the 51st state in the Union.  Paul will cover the 6th New California State Constitutional Convention held February 28-29, 2020 in San Luis Obispo.

 

 New California is a new state in development exercising its Constitutional right  to  form  from  the State of California. The process to form New California is authorized and codified in Article 4, Section  3  of  the  U.S. Constitution.

 

 After  years  of  over  taxation,  regulation, and mono-party politics, the State of California and many of its 58 counties have become ungovernable with declines in essential  basic  services  such  as education,  law  enforcement,  fire protection, transportation, housing, health care, voter rights, banking, state pension systems, prisons, water resource management, state parks, and infrastructure and increases in tyranny, crimes, poverty, and homelessness.

 

 New California will be the 6th largest state (behind New York and larger than Illinois and Pennsylvania). It is estimated 25-27 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will go to New California.

 

 Everyone is welcome.  There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; come early to socialize with like-minded patriots and get a good seat.  Contact Larry or Carla (530) 755-4409

Visit our website: https://featherriverteapartypatriots.ning.com/

President, New California State Movement

Agenda 21 Radio Host

 

 (YUBA CITY)

 

Today the Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Paul Preston will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next Meeting, Monday, March 2, 2020.

 Paul Preston, will present a multimedia update as New California moves closer to becoming the 51st state in the Union.  Paul will cover the 6th New California State Constitutional Convention held February 28-29, 2020 in San Luis Obispo.

 

 New California is a new state in development exercising its Constitutional right  to  form  from  the State of California. The process to form New California is authorized and codified in Article 4, Section  3  of  the  U.S. Constitution.

 

 After  years  of  over  taxation,  regulation, and mono-party politics, the State of California and many of its 58 counties have become ungovernable with declines in essential  basic  services  such  as education,  law  enforcement,  fire protection, transportation, housing, health care, voter rights, banking, state pension systems, prisons, water resource management, state parks, and infrastructure and increases in tyranny, crimes, poverty, and homelessness.

 

 New California will be the 6th largest state (behind New York and larger than Illinois and Pennsylvania). It is estimated 25-27 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will go to New California.

 Everyone is welcome.  There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; come early to socialize with like-minded patriots and get a good seat.  Contact Larry or Carla (530) 755-4409

 

Visit our website: https://featherriverteapartypatriots.ning.com/

 

Olivehurst

 

“Spaghetti/Bingo Food & Fun Night” to be hosted at the VFW Post 4095 Hall at 4956 Powerline in Olivehurst, on Tuesday, February 25th.  Proceeds go directly  to assist Band and Choir Members with their upcoming trip and performance at “Disneyland”.  Dinner served from 6-7 PM with Bingo Games to follow with Music and a Raffle. 

 

PRESALE TICKETS: $20 ($25 at the Door)

Children 6 and under FREE

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

by John Mistler

 

Marysville, Ca.

 

On December 3, 2019 The California Appeals Court approved the request from Yuba County to expedite the Measure K Appeals case. Yuba County lost the court action that said Measure K was an illegal tax.  This could still take another 9 months or more while the county continues to collect taxes with no way to return the taxes to the people if the county loses its appeal.  

 

The next step is for Yuba County to file a brief to the Appeals Board explaining why the county thinks the judge's decision was wrong. The deadline for filing was February 19, 2020 that day has come and gone with no filing. However it is possible that the county could get a 15 day extension on filing. If they are granted the extra 15 days that would put the brief filing after the upcoming election March 3, 2020. A major issue in the upcoming election for County Supervisors is the Measure K decisions by the Supervisors.

February 18, 2020, Marysville, CA – The 140th Bok Kai Festival, celebrating the Year of the Rat, will take place in downtown Marysville on Saturday and Sunday, February 22nd and 23rd. Yuba-Sutter Transit’s local fixed-route bus service will be detoured in downtown Marysville on Saturday, February 22nd for the Bok Kai Parade.  The regular downtown Marysville bus stops on B, D and F Streets will not be served as Routes 1 and 4 will be detoured away from downtown Marysville due to numerous street closures. 

 

During the parade, the nearest alternative downtown stops will be at Third & F Streets for both the eastbound Route 1 and counterclockwise Route 4B buses and on Third Street near the Adventist Health and Rideout Emergency Room Entrance for both the westbound Route 1 and clockwise Route 4A buses.
 
For more information, please call Yuba-Sutter Transit at (530) 742-2877 or visit our website at www.yubasuttertransit.com

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The 77th Stonyford Rodeo will again be a three day event. Please mark your calendar to start your weekend of fun on Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3. Friday, our weekend of rodeo will kickoff at 5 p.m. and likely end around 7 p.m. On Saturday join us and participate in our annual parade at 10 a.m. This parade is a traditional event that first began in 1939. It’s a colorful conglomeration of old cars, sheriff’s posses, unique floats, rodeo queens, and the Corkill Wild Bunch. The Corkill Wild Bunch are a group of fifty or so men and women from all over America who have been gathering in Stonyford to entertain parade onlookers with their zany, themed costumes and dance since 1987.

 

Saturday’s rodeo begins at 1 p.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Sunday’s performance begin at noon and consists entirely of amateur events. This is the day to support our young and older, local rodeo athletes who compete in steer riding, team roping, mutton bustin’ and barrel racing events. It is also an opportunity to participate in some of the family fun events planned.

 

Online tickets, parade entries, amateur entries and information will be available on our website: www.stonycreekhorsemen.org.  

On February 22, 2020 the 43rd Annual Yuba-Sutter Peace Officer of the Year Awards Banquet will take place at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, in the main hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The annual event is hosted by  the Exchange Club of Marysville.

 

2019 Police Officers of the Year Recipients are:

 

YC Probation:  Deputy Probation Officer Carlos Romero

 

Wheatland:                   Officer Joseph Campos

 

Sutter Co. Sheriff:         Deputy Carlos Mendoza

 

Yuba Co. Sheriff:          Deputy Charles May

 

Marysville:                    Detective Joseph Liebman

 

SC Probation:   Dep. Prob. Officer III Robert R. Sharma

 

Yuba City PD.: Investigator Charanpreet Singh

 

CHP:                            Officer Steven Klippel

 

Beale AFB:                  SSgt. Luis E. Valentin

 

This annual event is held to honor local law enforcement agency officers of the year for each agency. Congratulations to all the honorees! Keep these brave guardians and their families in your hearts and prayers.

Marysville, Ca.

 

Effective Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Yuba Sutter Transit will make a minor modification to Route 2B in south Yuba City to eliminate the unprotected left-hand turn from Bunce Road to Lincoln Road. Instead of the current routing, Route 2B buses traveling south on Clark Road will turn left on Richland Road, right on Railroad Avenue and left on Lincoln. The current bus stop on the southwest corner of Bunce and Richland will be moved to the southeast corner of Richland and Bunce. A notice has been posted at the existing bus stop. No other bus stops or route segments will be affected, and these changes will be reflected in the Yuba-Sutter Transit Ride Guide when it is next updated. For more information and up-to-date service bulletins, call Yuba-Sutter Transit at (530) 742-2877 or visit our website at www.yubasuttertransit.com.

Marysville, Ca.

 

 Get ready for an organ extravaganza.  The well-established Yuba-Sutter organ concert series resumes on Saturday, February 22nd at 3pm at First Lutheran Church in Yuba City with a birthday tribute to series producer, Marian Metson.  Marian has assembled a star-studded cast of organists to help her ring in the start of her ninth decade. The performers will include Ryan Enright – Titular Organist, St. John’s Lutheran Church Sacramento, Helen Mendenhall – Former Accompanist Sacramento Children’s Choir, Rex Rallanka – Director of Music Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, David Rothe – Professor Emeritus Chico State and, of course, Marian. 

 

Marian Metson was the organist at First Lutheran from 1994-2010.   During her tenure at the Church, there was a successful concert series that attracted top organists from around the country.  Due to a generous anonymous gift, she has been able to reinstate the series.  The birthday tribute concert to Marian will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 3:00pm at First Lutheran Church, 850 Cooper Avenue in Yuba City.  The concert is Free, but donations will be accepted for the upkeep of the organ.

 

But wait, there’s more…a second concert will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7:30pm also at First Lutheran.  The special guest organist will be David Higgs, one of America’s leading concert organists.  Mr. Higgs is Chair of the Organ Department of the Eastman School of Music and has been a member of the faculty since 1992.  He performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad and has inaugurated many important new instruments including St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna; the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas; St. Albans Cathedral, England; and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. A native of New York City, Mr. Higgs has performed classical music as well as rock, gospel and soul music.  He earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Manhattan School of Music.  Mr. Higgs has recorded for Delos International, Pro Organo, Arsis, Loft, and Gothic records. Donations will be accepted.

 

The highly regarded First Lutheran Church organ was built by internationally renowned organ builder Munetaka Yokota, who went on to build organs at universities in Sweden and in Rochester and Ithaca, New York in addition to Chico State.  Yokota is revered in esoteric organ circles. 

 

“We were able to collaborate with Chico State where the organ builder had built his first instrument and attract some of the finest organists available,” said Marian.   “So now we have an opportunity for our community to once again hear a world class organist playing on a world class instrument right here in Yuba-Sutter,” she added.

For additional information, contact David Read at 530-749-8065 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you have unfixed, stray and feral cats in your neighborhood?

 

Free Spay/Neuter for Community cats in Marysville (City Limits Only).

 

Volunteers are needed for kitten fosters, colony feeders, trappers, transportation, fundraising, administration and outreach. Donations are needed for cat food, carriers and traps.

 

For more information: fieldhaven.com/marysville or call Fieldhaven at 916-434-6022 or Marysville Animal Care Services 530-749-3900. You may also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way is seeking interested area residents and groups to be a part of its “Volunteer Pool” for future fundraising and community service events.

 

In order to fund its operation and wide array of community donations, including to its 27 Partner Agencies, the non-profit has three fund-raising events. 

 

In addition, YSC United Way also has projects to raise monies for specific causes, such as its Summer Cash for Food Drive and the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa Turkey Drive. 

 

And finally, the free Community Resource Fair draws some 600 residents to meet with around 70 local non-profit and government agencies which provide low-cost and no-cost programs and services for low income families.

Adults, ages 18+, are invited to add their names to the volunteer list. Organized adult and youth groups are also welcome.

 

If you are interested personally or if you have an organization which may want to assist, please call the YSC United Way office weekdays between 8:30 and 4:00 at (530) 743-1847 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here is a list of 2020 events:

 

-April 25 “An Elegant Soiree Wine & Culinary Extravaganza”

 

-May 16 “Community Resource Fair”

 

-June/July “Cash for Food Drive”

 

September 20 “Golden Autumn Wine Festival”

 

-October 31 “Spooktacular River Run”

 

-November on 11 dates “Yuba-Sutter-Colusa Turkey Drive” 

Yuba City, Ca.

 

Beginning March 4 and throughout the month, The Theater Art Gallery in Yuba City welcomes painter VERN  HILL and ceramicist PAUL  SPOTO as our featured artists in March. Spend an evening at our gallery enjoying the Artist Reception Thursday, March 5, from 5 - 7 pm. The event is free with complimentary refreshments. Come and chat with the artists as you view their creative work. The art show and sale continues through March 28. The gallery is located next to the Sutter Theater at 756 Plumas Street, downtown Yuba City. Hours:  Wed - Sat, 12 to 5 pm. Call 908-5704 or 329-1733. Visit us at https://www.suttertheater.org/the-theater-gallery or on Facebook.

Born in Montana, VERN  HILL came to Yuba City in 1948 to visit his aunt Rachel. Two years later, he joined the U.S. Navy for a two-year stint, and then he enrolled in art classes at Yuba College. There he met Phyllis who became his portrait model and wife, a year later. Vern finished his BA degree at San Jose State University and became a Registered Occupational Therapist. In 1966 he and Phyllis came back to the area, moving into the historic Howard House on East Butte Road where they raised four children. After retiring as a State Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa counties, Vern renewed his interest in painting during a trip to Costa Rica, visiting his daughter Julie and her husband Rick. Julie invited him “to come paint with me,” which he did in 2011 and has been painting ever since.

 

Ceramic artist PAUL  SPOTO was born and raised in Yuba City and has lived in Sutter county his entire life. In 2010 he started working with clay, creating his first piece to test a wood stove he built. Throwing on the potter’s wheel came easily to him, and the tactile sensation of working with clay is something he really enjoys. Paul fires most of his work in a kiln using propane, but occasionally he uses a wood kiln. Both propane and wood allow him to create glazes with brilliant colors. He prefers creating functional pieces, so that his ceramics can be used daily. Paul joined The Theater Art Gallery as a resident artist in 2014, and his beautiful ceramic pieces have an earthy yet elegant quality in an array of colors.

 

The Theater Art Gallery is open every week, Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 5:00 pm. Call 908-5704 or 329-1733. Our friendly staff welcome you and admission is always free. Proceeds from The Theater Art Gallery benefit the Sutter Performing Arts Association’s effort to renovate the Sutter Theater, turning it into a viable community center.  For more information, please visit our website at: https://www.suttertheater.org/the-theater-gallery or visit us on Facebook.

Yuba County PET of the WEEK, February 19, 2020

 

yuba county pet 2192020Cinder (A181558), a female, black long hair cat, about 2 years of age, is ready for a new home!  She is being showcased again because she is a special girl in need of a special family to love her. She may be a Scottish Fold mix cat.  She has been a little shy and wary, but, now comes to people she knows for a pet, and likes to be fussed over. The adoption fee for this pretty girl has been sponsored by the YCACS STARS.  That means no cost to you! Come take a look! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTs

Rabies Vaccination Clinic: February 22, 2020: Yuba County ACS 2-4 pm.

Petco Adoption: March 7, 2020, 10 am to 2 pm.

 

Yuba County Animal Care Services is located at 5245 Feather River Blvd., Olivehurst. The phone number is 530-741-6478. 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

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

 

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

New Shelter Hours:

 

Office Hours

08:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monday thu Friday

Closed Saturday, except animal pickup by appointment only.

Kennel Hours

 

10:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Monday thru Friday

Closed Saturdays, except animal pickup by appointment only.

 

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.

 

The ACS STARS are looking for donations to help sponsor additional shot clinics. If you are interested in sponsoring a clinic, or donating funds to help sponsor a clinic, please contact us, or you may send in a donation indicating it should be used for sponsoring a shot clinic. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.