By Stephen Frank

The Alameda sheriff is accused of violating “State” law by obeying Federal law and making the streets of his County safe.

“But this wouldn’t matter, especially once federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents became aware that Ortega — who is undocumented — was being held in Alameda County jail. ICE wanted to arrest and deport her, and the easiest way to do it would be to grab Ortega while she was still in the sheriff’s custody.

How ICE managed to coordinate Ortega’s arrest with the sheriff is now the subject of a legal controversy that is putting Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern’s policies under closer scrutiny.

Several attorneys who have defended Ortega in criminal and immigration proceedings stemming from her January arrest on drug charges believe that sheriff’s deputies working in the jail broke state law by tipping off ICE about the exact date and time they were going to release Ortega. The attorneys believe that if the deputies had followed the law and simply released her, Ortega could have avoided being illegally jailed by ICE for four months — and might not now be facing deportation. “

Guess no one has told Jerry Brown or the Democrats that California is not a separate nation—we fall under Federal law. In this case the lawbreaker is the California government—conspiring to hid criminals and lawbreakers from Federal authorities. Maybe we need a few in Sacramento and Alameda to be arrested for this Federal crime—spend their own money defending themselves for their illegal actions? They broke the law—they should have an adjoining cell with the drug sellers.

 

tea party James Gallagher 2Yuba City, Ca.

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Assemblyman James Gallagher will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next Meeting, Monday, December 17, 2018.

Assemblyman Gallagher represents the 3rd California Assembly District encompassing parts of the Sacramento Valley. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, he was the Sutter County District 5 Supervisor.

Assemblyman Gallagher will share his views on the Camp Fire evacuation planning and the role of the California Office of Emergency Services, California sanctuary cities, President Trump’s immigration policies and the invasion at our southern border, and the plethora of anti-Second Amendment laws streaming out of Sacramento.

He will also share his views and insight on the current super-majority in the California legislature and the impact it may have on the citizens of the Sutter-Yuba area.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio, will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will be discussing events of the day.

 

 

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Winchester Super-X Ammunition 22 LR Copper Plated Hollow Point Limited Edition Wood Box of 500 Rounds. Suggested donation $1.00 per Ticket or 15 Tickets for $10.00.

Homemade Christmas cookies would be appreciated. There is no membership requirement to attend and everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:00pm; meeting begins promptly at 6:30 pm. Come early to register, socialize with like-minded patriots, and get a good seat.

The meeting will be Monday, December 17, 2018, at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991.

Contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409

Sacramento, Ca.

Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) has introduced legislation to ensure that areas affected by the Camp Fire can continue operations as the recovery process begins. The Camp Fire, which started in Butte County in early November, is the deadliest and most destructive fire in California state history. The fire has destroyed more than 18,000 structures and killed at least 88 people. It decimated the communities of Paradise, Concow, and Magalia. Gallagher’s legislation will help fund emergency response and local government operations as the long road to recovery begins.

“We have never seen anything like this. The town of Paradise is gone, but the community remains. We will rebuild, and right now the priority is helping those impacted by the fire. This is a marathon, not a sprint,” said Assemblyman Gallagher.

“The people of the North State and our regional economy are devastated by one of the worst disasters in our nation’s history. It is imperative that the State of California tap into its nearly $15 billion surplus to help in the recovery of our community,” added Senator Nielsen, who is co-authoring the proposals.

Gallagher introduced two bills. AB 41 will provide more state funding for activities like debris removal, emergency work, and repair of public facilities damaged by the fire. Gallagher’s other bill, AB 42, will help backfill revenues that will be lost as destroyed properties get reassessed.

“Our communities already had limited resources before the fire. This funding is critical to continue operations as we help people rebuild. We must ensure that we have sufficient funding for emergency response activities and to restore critical services and government functions like education,” said Butte County Supervisor Bill Connelly who represents the communities of Concow, Cherokee and Yankee Hill.

In Paradise, the fire destroyed about 95% of homes and businesses. 50,000 people are displaced from the town and surrounding communities. In addition to fiscal challenges, finding suitable housing to help keep people in the area will be a huge challenge in a state that already faces a housing crisis. Gallagher will also be working with stakeholders to provide regulatory relief and streamlining to increase access to interim housing.

“The people of Butte County have been devastated by the worst fire in State history. As a State we need to do everything in our power to get all the financial resources we can in order to put these communities and their residents back on their feet,” said co-author Assemblyman Brian Dahle.

by Jeff St. John Senior Editor Greentech Media

A new bill could allow the utility to raise bonds to cover this year’s deadly Camp Fire – and avoid potential bankruptcy.

Pacific Gas & Electric could soon get a legislative lifeline to help manage the threat of multibillion-dollar liabilities from this month’s Camp Fire, a move that could be critical to shield the utility from the looming threat of bankruptcy.

The bill from California Assemblyman Chris Holden, would amend a critical provision of state law SB 901, the wildfire omnibus bill passed in September. Among its provisions, SB 901 will allow PG&E to issue bonds to pay for the potential liabilities of the deadly wildfires of 2017 — but it didn’t extend that option to fires this year.

Holden’s proposed bill would extend this provision to 2018, giving PG&E the option to raise bonds to cover the potential liabilities it faces in the wake of the Camp Fire. With 85 deaths confirmed to date, the fire has become the state’s most destructive in history.

PG&E has not been found responsible for either the Camp Fire or the Tubbs Fire, both of which are still under investigation.

Paradise Lawmakers Call Utility Proposal Premature

Chico, Ca.

Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) and Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) issued the following joint statement today in response to reports of a new legislative proposal to provide financial protections to PG&E:

“There will be time in the weeks and months ahead to discuss policy proposals ensuring accountability and the future viability of utilities in California.

“But to do so now is irresponsible and premature.

“The first order of business when the Legislature reconvenes must be to aid Butte County families who are suffering and to assist a Town that is reeling from one of the worst disasters in our nation’s history. This is the priority. We welcome and encourage our legislative colleagues to assist in this effort.”

In a big departure from previous interpretation of the federal Endangered Species Act, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that critical habitat designated for a threatened or endangered species must be actual habitat for that species, not simply adjacent habitat or areas that may be suitable for habitat.

Currently, critical habitat may include areas that are not occupied by a listed species, but may be designated if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determines the areas are “essential for conservation of the species.” The ruling not only limits the Service’s ability to designate critical habitat in the future, but also opens up challenges to past designations that have economic impacts on the regulated community.

tea partyMalcolm McGough 211 28Yuba City, Ca,

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Malcolm McGough, a political and business consult, former Executive Board Member at Election Integrity Project California, and Former California Field Operations Director Donald Trump for President as the Special Guest Speaker for their Monday, December 3, 2018, meeting.

Malcolm will be sharing insight and suggestions gained during the Trump for President campaign and offering his opinions on California voter fraud during the November 6, 2018, General Election. His topic is “America’s Godly Heritage and Election Fraud” speaking to the hope that President Donald J. Trump is giving the American people in returning to the truths of the Founding Fathers.

Malcolm will address the concerns about voter fraud and what we can do about it in a Sanctuary State environment where the corrupt Administration, including the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, allows full citizen benefits and voting rights to illegal aliens, felons in prison, and dead people. Q&A will be open to audience and follow the presentation.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio, will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will be discussing events of the day.

Everyone is welcome. There is no membership and no cost to attend. The Monday, December 3, 2018, Feather River Tea Party Patriots meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp and will be held at Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; come early to socialize with like-minded patriots, meet the candidate, and get a good seat.

For more information contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409

Marysville, Ca.

Wheatland police officers will be better protected while on duty with the help of a grant from Yuba Water Agency.

The $5,000 grant, approved today by the water agency as a part of the Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training Grant Program, will help the Wheatland Police Department purchase seven new bulletproof vests.

“The men and women in blue put their lives on the line every day to protect us,” said Yuba Water Agency Board Director Gary Bradford, whose district includes Wheatland. “This funding will allow the department to provide better protection for the officers keeping our communities safe.”

The Wheatland Police Department provides general law enforcement services to the community of approximately 4,000 people, and responds to issues around the agency’s dams and hydropower facilities through mutual aid agreements. Each bulletproof vest has an expiration date and the majority of the current vests are coming up for replacement, so this funding will relieve a significant financial burden for the department.

This is another agency to benefit from Yuba Water Agency’s Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training Grant Program, which was created in January, 2018. These grants are designed for first responder agencies in Yuba County and will cover the one-time costs of up to $5,000 per applicant annually, associated with the purchase of rescue equipment or specialized personnel training. The grant program was the idea of, and is named after, an employee who survived a potentially life-threatening injury, and who was extremely grateful for the emergency responders who helped save him.

By Stephen Frank

Jerry Brown has killed tens of thousands of jobs via water policy. He has declared that the delta smelt is more import than almonds or lettuce. He would rather we use farms for solar panels than grapes.. Now he has given us new groundwater rules—guaranteed to cost 24,000 in KernCounty, alone, their jobs. This is the Democrat answer to the Trump jump creation—we will killas many jobs as you create.

“SGMA gave local water authorities until January 2020 to come up with a plan for righting the imbalance. They’ll have until 2040 to become water neutral – taking out only what can be recharged every year. It’s a deadline many regions will struggle to meet.

“It’s not reasonable, it’s required,” Averett said.

So now, water district managers and farmers across the county are working at a furious pace to re-imagine the industry. Nothing is off the table.

Without a substantial increase in the supply of water and/or a substantial decrease in the demand for it, officials predict 185,000 acres will need to be fallowed. Taking that much land out of production will result in the loss of 24,300 jobs, they say.

Groundwater is an issue and important resource—maybe if he allowed the building of dams, we would not have to use as much groundwater. Again the Brown policy has caused the loss of jobs.

Marysville, Ca.

Yuba Water Agency has completed a $701,440 project to overhaul and upgrade the spillway gate drive mechanisms at New Bullards Bar Dam, ensuring reliable operation well into the future.

All three of the spillway gates operate within specification and have been released for full operational duty.

“The previous motors were more than 50 years old and were near the end of their serviceable life,” said Aaron Esselman, mechanical hydro engineer for Yuba Water Agency. “We have a robust spillway hoist system that is in full compliance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission standards.”

The following components were refurbished, replaced or modified:

Hoist motors were replacedAll three gearboxes were fully refurbished and all internal wear elements were replacedThe original braking system was overhauled with all new componentsAll of the spillway control wiring was replacedA new motor control center was installedModern motor protection relays were installedA redundant motor brake was installedAll of the controls were replaced

The entire project was completely assessed and installed by Yuba Water Agency employees, which also provided useful data retention that will help drive future improvements.

“The recently completed improvements complement what is really a very well-maintained dam,” said Yuba Water Agency Chief Dam Safety Engineer Tim Truong. “There have been a series of recent physical inspections and comprehensive evaluations - both in-house and from third parties - which show that New Bullards Bar Dam and spillway are in satisfactory condition. That’s great news as we prepare to enter flood season.”

Safety is Yuba Water Agency’s number one priority, which is the reason the agency has invested approximately $9 million in dam and spillway work in just over a decade, including strengthening the radial spillway gates, installing new gate cables, grouting and drain cleaning.

The agency is now planning to spend an estimated $160 million to install a secondary spillway at the dam, further enhancing dam safety and significantly reducing flood risk for the people of Yuba and Sutter counties.

Yuba Water Agency continuously invests in the spillway and infrastructure at New Bullards Bar Dam to further reduce the risk of flooding, improve overall dam safety and to ensure a reliable supply of water for the benefit of farmers and ranchers and the 80 percent of Yuba County residents who rely on groundwater.

To assist farms, ranches and rural communities hurt by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters, the California Farm Bureau Federation has established a Farm and Rural Disaster Fund. Created under the California Bountiful Foundation—a charitable foundation established by CFBF—the fund will collect monetary contributions to aid communities affected by natural disasters.

“All too often, we’ve seen rural areas of California wracked by fires, floods and other natural disasters,” CFBF President Jamie Johansson said. “We created the Farm and Rural Disaster Fund in response to our members’ request to be able to provide aid to farms, ranches and rural communities that have suffered losses.”

Online contributions to the fund may be made online via the CFBF website at www.cfbf.com or the California Bountiful website at www.californiabountiful.com, following the Farm and Rural Disaster Fund link. People who prefer to donate by postal mail may do so by sending a check, payable to California Bountiful Foundation, to California Bountiful Foundation; Farm and Rural Disaster Fund; 2300 River Plaza Drive; Sacramento, CA 95833; Attn: Financial Services.

In addition, county Farm Bureaus have begun relief efforts specific to the Camp Fire that continues to burn in Butte County.

The Butte County Farm Bureau and Butte Ag Foundation have created a Camp Fire Animal Agriculture Assistance Fund. The fund will accept monetary donations dedicated to feeding, housing and maintaining livestock displaced by the fire that are being cared for at the Butte County Fairgrounds. For more information, see www.butteagfoundation.org.

The Colusa County Farm Bureau has begun a children’s book drive to benefit elementary schools and families in the Paradise area. For information on how to donate new or gently used children’s books, contact the Colusa County Farm Bureau at 530-458-5130 or the Butte County Farm Bureau at 530-533-1473.

By Stephen Frank

If you want to try to become a citizen, you lose that right if you vote in an election for President or school board. Vote and you can be deported—that, under Federal law is a felony and fraud. That may be why so few illegal aliens vote—they want to stay in this country—if their name appears on a voting role, they could be home, their real home, the next day.

“Two years ago, San Francisco voters approved a measure on its city and county ballot granting non-citizens with children the right to vote for school board candidates, thus joining a handful of communities across the nation who have approved similar measures. San Francisco is the only community in California to allow non-citizens to vote.

As a result, immigrant parents, regardless of their immigration status, were allowed to register to vote for school board candidates for the first time this year, but warnings posted by the city about possible Immigration and Customs Enforcement repercussions and obstacles for naturalization may have deterred most non-citizen parents from signing up.

Those newly eligible to register to vote in the school board elections are immigrant parents or guardians who are legal permanent residents — those with green cards, those on temporary visas, like students or H-1B visa holders working in high tech and other fields and those in the United States without authorization. To be able to vote, they had to live in San Francisco and be the parents, guardians, or caregivers of children living in the city.”

I wonder how many ICE detained and deported illegal aliens were caught because they trusted the Democrats and registered to vote?

In an opinion piece for USA Today entitled “Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters,” Swalwell proposed using $15 billion in taxpayer money to fund the confiscation of “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” and to go after gun owners who refuse to sell their existing weapons.

“Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed. This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come,” Swalwell wrote.

“Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons,” he continued, adding that this “would not apply to law enforcement agencies or shooting clubs.”

He argued that “gun ownership runs so deep” in America that “we don’t even know how many military-style semiautomatic rifles are in U.S. civilian hands.” But the potential 2020 presidential contender suggested the government should pay up to $1,000 for every weapon in a new ban, with an estimated $15 billion needed to buy back the 15 million weapons that he estimates are out there, adding that the government should “criminally prosecute any who choose to defy [the buyback] by keeping their weapons.”

“It’s no small sum,” the Democrat admitted. “Consider this an investment in averting carnage and heartache and loss.”

Swalwell, who is co-chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, also cited the teen survivors of the Parkland shooting.

“There’s something new and different about the surviving Parkland high schoolers’ demands. They dismiss the moral equivalence we’ve made for far too long regarding the Second Amendment,” he wrote. “I’ve been guilty of it myself, telling constituents and reporters that ‘we can protect the Second Amendment and protect lives.'”

Former combat veteran Joe Biggs called out Swalwell’s proposal as something that would set off a “war.”

Believing voluntary agreements hold the best potential for benefiting fisheries without severe losses to people, the California Farm Bureau Federation welcomed today’s state water board action to postpone a vote on a contested river-flows plan.

Acting on a request from Gov. Brown and Gov.-elect Newsom, the State Water Resources Control Board decided to delay until next month a decision on a plan to reallocate flows in the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers. Brown and Newsom said the additional time would allow for further negotiations on voluntary agreements with affected water users.

“Voluntary approaches that combine habitat improvements with well-planned, functional river flows offer the best hope for helping fish while maintaining the water rights people depend on,” CFBF President Jamie Johansson said. “Those voluntary approaches also provide the best hope for solutions that avoid long, drawn-out court cases that would only prolong the uncertainty for both people and the environment.”

Farm Bureau and 53 other organizations urged the water board this summer to reject a proposal from board staff to redirect flows in the rivers, and to pursue voluntary agreements that would lessen flow amounts but be more beneficial to fish populations.

“We’re pleased the governor and governor-elect recognize the clear benefits of voluntary actions,” Johansson said. “Imposing stringent regulatory requirements based on policies that have failed in the past would damage an important region of California without helping fish. We will work with the governor and governor-elect to assure that any future agreements lead to success for the environment and the economy.”

The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of nearly 40,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 5.5 million Farm Bureau members.

Sacramento, Ca.

Distracted driving is a problem across all age groups. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will address the challenges of distracted adult drivers, who are often role models for younger drivers, with the aid of a year-long grant. The Adult Distracted Driving (ADD) program, which started October 1, combines education and enforcement.

Each year, thousands of people are killed by distracted drivers and thousands more are injured. A change of driving habits can help stop distracted driving. The statewide ADD program has been launched in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Drivers perceive that distracted driving is an increasing problem, ahead of traffic congestion, aggressive drivers, drugs, and drunk driving, a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed. Many adults also report using their cell phones illegally while driving, but do change their behavior in response to education or receiving a citation, the AAA Foundation has found. With the ADD grant, the CHP will complete a minimum of 60 distracted driving enforcement operations and at least 480 traffic safety presentations statewide by the end of September 2019.

“Your phone should not be your focus when you are driving. Your safety and the well-being of those around you are more important,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “Nothing on your phone is worth endangering a life when you drive.”

Many distractions interfere with safe driving, but cell phones remain the top distraction. Using a cell phone, especially texting or emailing, is the most dangerous. Other distractions include eating, grooming, talking to passengers, operating a navigation system, and adjusting the radio.

Driving requires undivided attention. The ADD grant will help drivers understand how distracted driving in any form puts everyone on the road at risk.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

John 15v.13 says – Greater love (agape) has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

When you meet our American Military Veterans, remember they served our country to protect our freedoms. One of the best freedoms we have is religious. Americans can freely pursue Bible truth, about the God of our gospel, and share Jesus love and forgiveness freely in our churches: (see John 15v.8-12)

So how does one know, that a war veteran loved his country? He was willing to lay down his life, to protect the United States. How does a person know that Jesus loves them? He did give up his life, on a Roman cross, over 2,000 years ago to pay for all our sins against a holy God, see John 15v.12-17, key verse 13.

Stockton, Ca.

Larry Matulich

By: Mike Lee, Director, Yuba County Public Works Department

We’re in the late stages of fire season, which will soon give way to colder temperatures and wet weather, but it’s not over until it’s over. We saw recent proof of this – warm, dry and windy conditions that were so unstable PG&E opted to turn off power to thousands of customers, an unprecedented move. October might not always feel like fire season, with cozier temperatures and shorter days, but reducing potential ignition points and maintaining forest health are more important than ever to ensure the safety of homes, property, and lives during what is now considered the new “normal” California wildfire season.

To accomplish this, the Yuba County Public Works Department has maintained an ongoing relationship with the Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council through its Roadside Fuel Reduction Program. This is a grant-funded program to assist with fuel reduction efforts along foothill roadways, as well as educate residents on how to become fire safe communities and the importance of defensible space.

The Roadside Fuel Reduction Program makes it easier for firefighters to work by reducing wildfire ignition points and creating fuel breaks along many key roads in the Yuba County foothills. Fuel reduction decreases the amount of combustible materials, such as vegetation, in order reduce the intensity of wildfires and how quickly they spread.

Reducing fuels along these roads will ultimately help prevent the spread of wildfires from the road corridor into the forest and residential properties, as well as provide improved access for evacuation and firefighting efforts. It will also connect fuel treatment work already completed to establish fuel breaks around nearby communities and reservoirs.

In addition to the roadside clearing, we’re working to educate residents about what they can do to contribute to fuel reduction efforts and stay fire ready. Especially in these fall months when dry vegetation is at its peak, it’s important to stay diligent in clearing individual properties and maintaining defensible space. It’s not only best practice to maintain defensible space of at least 100 feet in diameter around your home and any other structures by removing any combustible fuels like grass, brush, low-hanging limbs, woodpiles, etc. – it’s also the law (CA Public Resource Code (PRC 4291)). Make sure that all dead plants (including grass and weeds) and other combustible materials are completely removed within 30 feet of any structure, and from 30-100 feet of any structure you are maintaining reduced fuel loads and trimming grass to a maximum of four inches.

Historically, October is often a busy month for firefighters. It’s important to be aware, and get involved. By staying informed and attending Fire Safe Council meetings, you can be an advocate and help educate others in the area about fire risks and how to take the proper precautions. The next Fire Safe council meeting will be on November 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Alcouffe Center in Oregon House. More information regarding the Roadside Fuel Reduction Program and the Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council can be found at yubafiresafe.org.

Marysville, Ca.

Yuba Water Agency today announced the first results of its pilot project to help Yuba County residents conserve water and save money.

The agency partnered with PG&E and Richard Heath and Associates to bring water conservation measures to homes already being served by PG&E’s Energy Savings Assistance Program, which targets low-income residents for energy-saving improvements. The program officially launched in mid-September, with Yuba Water Agency covering the costs of toilet evaluations and replacements (if needed), outdoor water assessments, meter checks, leak detection and water conservation education, as well as providing conservation tools such as hose nozzles and shower timers.

In just the last two weeks of September, the program served 44 homes. While complete data for October is not yet available, early reports show that more than 100 homes were served in that month alone, now that the program is fully up and running, and contractors have worked through some of the initial growing pains.

While the program is operating throughout Yuba County in coordination with all of the regional water providers, Yuba Water Agency partnered with Linda County Water District specifically to ensure quality data for measuring the program’s success.

“This could be a huge benefit for the people of Yuba County who need it most,” said Yuba Water Agency Director Andy Vasquez. “When you live from paycheck to paycheck, the ability to conserve some water and potentially save hundreds of dollars per year on your water bill means you can spend that money on other things you truly need. It’s nice to see our water conservation efforts having such a personal impact for the people we serve.”

For more information about this water saving program and tips for how you can conserve water in your home, go to www.yubawater.org and search water conservation.

Meeting November 8, 2018

Yuba City, Ca.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Senator Nielsen, Assemblyman James Gallagher will be Keynote Speakers at the “Thursday November 8, 2018” meeting. Doors open at 11 A.M.

We are honored to have our Elected Legislators Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Senator Nielsen, and Assemblyman James Gallagher come and talk with us about their insight into the past election and their perception of many issues that we are facing in our state and the country. All are welcome reservations are required.

Our Buffet luncheon cost is $16, and the doors open at 11 am At Hillcrest Plaza in the Plaza Room 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City.

Reservations are necessary please call: Marcia 530-218-1203

Marysville, Ca.

For nearly 25 years, Greg and Kathleen Payne have been teaching Yuba County elementary school students about the life cycle of fish and the importance of a healthy watershed. That program received a boost today, with a grant from Yuba Water Agency to fund new equipment for this unique program.

As a part of the California Aquatics Education Program, often referred to as Fish in the Classroom, students set up aquariums in their classrooms and observe the early days of salmon or steelhead eggs. They maintain the water temperature to mimic river conditions and observe the different life stages before releasing them into the river to continue the journey on their own.

“This program allows the students to become bonded with nature and it helps them understand the importance of fish, the watershed, and how their everyday lives can impact the health of the river,” said Kathleen Payne, program organizer.

This $2,500 grant will allow the program organizers to purchase new fish chilling units necessary for keeping the classroom aquariums at the appropriate temperature for fish to grow, as well as transportation to and from the river to release the fish.

“This is one of my favorite programs to sponsor, said Yuba Water Agency General Manager Curt Aikens. “It’s so impressive when you hear the students recite all of the life cycles of the fish, and to know that they are developing an appreciation for the river and the fish at such a young age is great.”

Yuba Water Agency has supported the Fish in the Classroom program for more than 20 years by helping fund the maintenance and costs of the aquarium chillers and transportation.

Learn more about the program and watch a video featuring students and employees from Lone Tree Elementary and Linda Elementary schools: https://www.yubawater.org/172/Fish-in-the-Classroom-Education-Program

Yuba City, Ca.

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced a Town Hall meeting with Paul Preston, President of the New California State movement, as the Special Guest Speaker Monday, November 5, 2018.

Paul Preston, Moderator and New California State President, will present a multi-media update as New California moves closer to becoming the 51st state in the Union.

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, voter rights, fire protection, law enforcement, transportation, housing, health care, 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 and no cost to attend. The Monday, November 5, 2018, Feather River Tea Party Patriots Town Hall meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp and will be held at Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; come early to socialize with like-minded patriots, enjoy the refreshments, and get a good seat.

For more information contact Larry or Carla at (530) 713-6827