tea party Donna Johnston

Yuba City, Ca.

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Sutter County Registrar of Voters, Donna Johnston, will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next meeting, Monday, October 1, 2018.

Donna Johnston will give an informative presentation covering the new laws and regulations, the vote by mail only Vote Centers, same day registration, and volunteering as a Poll Worker for the November 6, 2018 General Election.

There is a lot of anxiety about election corruption in the upcoming General Election in November. As you know, SB 450 was signed into law last year and Sutter County was originally selected as a pilot county for "Vote Centers" for the June 2018 primary. As a result of input from our community, Donna Johnston opted Sutter County out of the pilot.

Many are concerned about voter fraud and what we can do about it in a Sanctuary State environment where the Administration, including the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, allows full citizen benefits and voting rights to illegal aliens and felons in prison.

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 Feather River Tea Party Patriots meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp and will be held at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; come early to register, socialize with like-minded patriots, and get a good seat. For more information contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409.

 

Sponsored by Yuba Feather Community Services

This is your opportunity to share some light refreshments and the exchange of information and questions with top Yuba County elected and appointed officials.

Thursday October 4, 2018, Ponderosa Community Center, 17103 Ponderosa Way, Brownsville

6 to 8 pm

Topics to be included are past and present funding and staffing levels. Discussion of Measure K will be limited to audience questions and public record and will be for informational purposes only.

County Officials confirmed or invited to attend are:

County Administrative Officer Robert Bendorf, Sheriff Wendell Anderson, confirmation of Officials from the District Attorney’s Office, Probation and the Fire Service are pending.

 

Governor Brown signed into law Senator Jim Nielsen’s legislation to create the Citizens Advisory Commission for Oroville Dam. This measure empowers residents to be involved in public safety issues relating to Oroville Dam.

“The failure of the Oroville Dam spillway impacted hundreds of thousands of lives,” said Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama). “Citizens must have a voice in the public safety and maintenance of the dam; they must feel safe living near the tallest dam in the country.”

Senate Bill 955, co-authored by Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) would create a 19-member Citizens Advisory Commission for Oroville Dam to provide local residents and state officials a forum to meet and discuss maintenance, findings, reports, and upcoming and ongoing issues.

Membership to the Commission will include the following representation:

Ø The City of Oroville

Ø The Counties of Butte, Sutter and Yuba

Ø Sheriffs of Butte, Sutter and Yuba

Ø Legislative representatives of Oroville

Ø The Natural Resources Agency

Ø The Department of Water Resources

Ø The Office of Emergency Services

Ø The Department of Parks and Recreation

Ø The California Highway Patrol

Commission members would each serve for terms of no more than three years.

Senate Bill 955 is supported by the Oroville Dam Coalition, American Whitewater, City of Marysville, City of Oroville, City of Yuba, Exchange Club of Oroville, Northern California Guides and Sportsmen’s Association, Northern California Water Association, Sutter County Board of Supervisors and the Yuba County Board of Supervisors.

Assemblyman Gallagher said, “SB 955 gives our communities a seat at the table on how to best manage, maintain, and improve this important facility. The commission will also serve the important role of keeping our communities informed on what is happening at the dam.”

 

All Yuba-Sutter candidates for office are invited to participate in a "Candidate Roundup to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 pm in the cafeteria at Yuba College. This event is a joint presentation of the Yuba College Democrats and the Yuba-Sutter Democratic Club but will be conducted in a strictly neutral, non-partisan fashion. This will not be a forum. Rather, it will be like an extended meet and greet. Each candidate appearing will have four minutes to address the audience however they wish. They will then have the opportunity to meet with audience members individually. Table space will be provided around the perimeter of the cafeteria for campaign materials.

Light refreshments will be served.

You are invited to kindly RSVP or to decline by contacting Richard Cray so that we can know whom to expect, and to verify that this invitation has reached all candidates.

 

Yuba County Government Center

915 8th Street, Marysville

October 3, 2018

6:00 Yuba County Supervisors Distr. 1 Vasquez and Saunders

Distr. 5. Fletcher, Mistler and Wright

7:00 Marysville City Council Pedigo, Buttacavoli and Hudson

Boyd Hall

1896 Lassen Blvd., Yuba City

September 26, 2018

6:00 Sutter County Supervisors Distr. 3 Paul Basi and Mike Ziggameyer

7:00 Sutter Co. Supt. of Schools Dhillon and Ruesser

October 10, 2018

6:00 Yuba City City Council Buckland, Cleveland, Ali, Shaw, Espindola, Brookman. Sidhu, Westmoreland and Boomgaarden

 

sutter republicans Bailey Picture  9 19 18With Candidate's for Secretary of State, Controller, Congress and Attorney General

Yuba City, Ca.

Secretary of State candidate Mark Meuser, State Controller candidate Konstantinos Roditis and Congressional candidate Charlie Schaupp will join Attorney General candidate Judge Steven Bailey at the Republican’s dinner on September 24th, Sutter County Republican Central Committee chair Jerrie Libby has announced.

“We’re really excited to have three candidates for statewide office and a candidate for Congress speaking at our dinner,” Libby said. Additionally, a number of candidates for local Yuba-Sutter offices plan to attend, she said.

“We encourage voters in the Yuba-Sutter and surrounding areas to join us on September 24 and listen to Judge Bailey's goals and vision as California Attorney General, Mark Meuser's plans to clean up California's neglected voter files, and Konstantinos Roditis' vision for fiscal discipline.”

The “Burger Bash” dinner will be held at Franklin Hall at the Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds starting at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $10 and may be obtained on-line at https://bpt.me/3596255 or by calling Lloyd Leighton at 530-671-6152. Tickets will not be available at the door.

 

Marysville, Ca.

Yuba Water Agency’s New Bullards Bar Dam, constructed in 1970, recently received the highest safety rating possible by California’s Department of Water Resources Division of Safety of Dams.

A comprehensive listing of California’s major dams issued this month notes that, once again, New Bullards Bar, the fifth tallest dam in the United States, and Yuba Water Agency’s other dams (Our House, Log Cabin and Lake Francis) received the “satisfactory” rating, which is the highest rating issued by the state.

The state assesses dam conditions based on annual physical inspections and comprehensive re-evaluation studies, as well as technical analyses submitted by the dam owners. Yuba Water Agency’s dams have always received this high rating.

“There is nothing more important to us than public safety,” said Brent Hastey, Yuba Water Agency chairman. “We invest heavily in maintenance and upkeep for all of our dams, and are also upgrading New Bullards Bar with a new, additional spillway to provide the greatest measure of safety possible in future, large storm events.”

The $160 million secondary spillway at New Bullards Bar is the largest planned project for this facility. While the primary purpose of this facility is to significantly reduce flood risk downstream, it will also substantially enhance dam safety by providing a redundant spillway that could handle a 1997-type flood by itself, if the main spillway became inoperable. This project is scheduled for completion in 2025.

Yuba Water Agency is also refurbishing the spillway gate drive mechanisms to ensure reliable operation well into the future. This work includes replacing the 50-year-old motors, electrical wiring and controls, and refurbishing some of the gearboxes that raise and lower the spill gates. This current phase is expected to cost approximately $665,000. This work is in progress and is expected to be complete by October.

Yuba Sutter Political Spotlight will host a campaign fund raising event for the benefit of Brandon Barnes for Sutter County Sheriff 2018.

Enjoy an evening with Brandon complimented by cocktails, snacks, entertainment and live music.

Tickets are $10

WHERE: Yuba Sutter Republican Headquarters, 441 Bridge St., Ste. E, Yuba City

WHEN: September 21, 2018 at 7pm

 

 

Yuba Sutter Political Spotlight will host a campaign fund raising event for the benefit of Stacy Brookman for Yuba City Council 2018.

Enjoy an evening with Stacy Brookman complimented by cocktails, snacks, entertainment and live music.

Tickets are $10

WHERE: Yuba Sutter Republican Headquarters, 441 Bridge St., Ste. E, Yuba City

WHEN: September 26, 2018 at 7pm

 

Yuba Sutter Political Spotlight will host a campaign fund raising event for the benefit of Dr. Bal Dillon for Sutter County Superintendent of Schools 2018.

Enjoy an evening with Bal complimented by cocktails, snacks, entertainment and live music.

Tickets are $10

WHERE: Yuba Sutter Republican Headquarters, 441 Bridge St., Ste. E, Yuba City

WHEN: September 28, 2018 at 7pm

Tea party  JennaJENNA MCKAYE - Human Trafficking

Survivor and Victims’ Advocate

Yuba City, Ca.

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced survivor and victim’s advocate, Jenna McKaye will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next meeting, Monday, September 17, 2018.

Jenna McKaye is a survivor of human trafficking and is presently filming a documentary and soon her book will be published sharing her story. She has a business training law enforcement, hospital staff, and the public on child sex trafficking and human trafficking. She also hires survivors to train with her to give them employment opportunity. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

She started the Jenna McKaye Foundation to assist victims, mentor them, and help them back into society after trauma. She does a lot of traveling and public speaking, sharing her story. September 15th she will be speaking at the Angels baseball game in Los Angeles. Visit her website Jennamckaye.com.

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 Feather River Tea Party Patriots meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp and will be held at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; come early to register, socialize with like-minded patriots, and get a good seat. For more information contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409.

BrookmanYuba City, City Council

Yuba City, Ca

Stacy Brookman, a longtime resident of Yuba City and small business owner has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Yuba City Council.

He moved to Yuba City in 1978 with his parents and attended Tierra Buena School and then Yuba City High School. He is the son of a career law enforcement officer and wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. He pursued a career in law enforcement and worked for the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department for 13 years before sustaining a career ending injury.

In 2009 he was forced to medically retire from the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department. He now owns a successful private security business that, although based out of Yuba City, services clients up and down the Sacramento Valley.

Brookman wants to use the experience he has gained from working in government as well as private business and put it to work for the citizens of Yuba City. He believes we need to focus on economic development, public safety, repairing outdated infrastructure and continuing to move forward for a solution the area’s ever growing homeless problem.

“Bringing new businesses to the city will create jobs and increase revenues” said Brookman. He believes the long term solution to the cities’ money woes lies in economic development. “Whatever we have been doing, has not been working” Brookman continued when speaking of luring in new businesses.

Brookman also stated that he intends to donate back the net pay/stipend that he would receive from the council and donate it back quarterly to local non-profits beginning with the “Shop with a Cop” program that Brookman himself started when with the sheriff’s department.

Monday, September 17th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Alcouffe Center, 9185 Marysville Rd. in Oregon House

pat millerGuest Speaker Pat Miller President of Sutter Co. Taxpayers Assoc.

Yuba City, Ca.

Thursday September 20 “Kicks Off” learning the Truth about the State Propositions Ballots that you are asked to Vote on in November.

Pat Miller is the president of the Sutter County Taxpayers Association, a non-partisan group of citizens who monitor government agencies in Sutter County, Yuba City and Live Oak to ensure honesty, integrity and cost-effectiveness by our elected and appointed officials.

A retired state worker, Pat was the Public/Legislative Affairs Officer for the California Department of Transportation District 3 office in Marysville for 20 years. District 3 covers 11 Sacramento Valley-mid Sierra Counties. As Public/Legislative Affairs Officer, Pat was the interface between Caltrans District 3 and the media and legislative offices. In each stage of transportation project Pat was responsible for publicizing key milestones via the media which involved meeting with Caltrans employees responsible for the project and transmitting the information to the media via news releases, display advertisements and interviews. She was also responsible for responding to media calls, providing information and responding to requests for interviews.

Pat retired from the state in 1999 with 34 years of state service. She also spent a year working for the American Embassy in Paris, France before marriage and children.

The 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 a must call: Marcia 530-218-1203

CHICAGO PARK – Chris Bierwagen announced his candidacy to replace incumbent John Drew on the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors. Drew a registered organic farmer and longtime leader in the local agricultural community has served on NID since 2002 and is not seeking reelection.

“As a fourth generation farmer and life-long resident of Nevada County, I know the critical importance that a reliable, sustainable water supply plays in the economic health and quality of life of our region,” stated Bierwagen. "I believe that my extensive background in agriculture leadership has prepared me to be an effective, careful steward of our water resource."

Bierwagen brings a life-time of agricultural leadership experience to the race for Nevada Irrigation District 2, having served as President of the Nevada County Farm Bureau. His leadership experience also includes service on the Nevada County Grown Board of Directors. In 2001 he completed California Farm Bureau’s year-long leadership training course.

“I’m proud and humbled to have the endorsement of our NID Division 2 Director, John Drew. Like myself, John has a background in organic farming and cares a great deal about our environment, our water and our future. I am grateful to have earned his trust and confidence,” added Bierwagen.

Bierwagen most recently served on the Nevada Irrigation District’s Water Rates Study Advisory Committee and on the Weed Abatement Study Committee.

The Bierwagen family has a long connection to the Nevada Irrigation District, Chris’ grandfather helped form NID in 1921 and his father, Ernie Bierwagen, served 26 years on the Board of Directors.

“I think having a long-standing connection to the region makes a difference,” said Bierwagen. “I know the District, I know the history, and I know the challenges that lay ahead and I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve our area.”

Sutter Yuba Constitutional Republicans will host a campaign fund raising event for the benefit of write-in candidate, John Mistler for Yuba County District 5 Supervisor 2018.

Enjoy an evening with John Mistler complimented by cocktails, snacks, entertainment and live music.

Tickets are $10

WHERE: Yuba Sutter Republican Headquarters, 441 Bridge St., Ste. E, Yuba City

WHEN: September 14, 2018 at 7pm

Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Mighty, Flavorful Peanut

by Dr. Gretchen Flohr

July 2018 NYWD Board meeting, Board President, Donnie Forguson, audibly muttered under his breath: “Here comes the Peanut Gallery” as two members of OHDWA entered the room. Other than the witnesses who heard the comment, there is no actual evidence, because NYWD is no longer videotaping their sessions. OHDWA speculates that this may be because they are posting the Board meeting videos on their public website to hold the Board and General Manager accountable for their comments and actions. Disrespect and just plain bad manners is the M.O. of this current Board, which is clear for all to see when viewing the videos (https://oregonhousedobbins.wixsite.com/water ).

The “Peanut Gallery” was at the July meeting to present FOIA-obtained data that show that the Board’s insistence that NYWD has made only ~ $11M (from the South Feather 2005 Agreement) - is blatantly wrong. At public forums in May and June, OHDWA stated that over $30M has been earned through the 2005 agreement – a statement the NYWD Board President has publicly and widely disparaged. In July 2018, OHDWA brought the facts to the Board which proved that OHDWA’s statement is true. NYWD has, in fact, earned $33 million from the 2005 agreement. SO: 1. WHY doesn’t this Board know how much money is coming in? 2) WHERE is that money? It surely hasn’t gone into repairing our ditches- as we remain without water and no repairs have been done.

During the June and July 2018 meetings, General Manager, Jeff Maupin, stated that South Feather had used their 11 CFS in the Forbestown Ditch in June, leaving no room for our water. Having attended the South Feather Board Meetings, OHDWA knew this was not true. Donna Corson requested a correction be made to the minutes – the information she provided and her request were ignored and Maupin’s statement and the minutes went uncorrected as the Board looked contemptuously at OHDWA and the public. During the August Meeting, the Flavorful Peanut Gallery appeared once again to deliver NYWD their homework. Having obtained all the publicly available raw data, we learned that between 2010 and July 4, 2018, South Feather has only ever used 11 cfs for 16 days. All 16 days occurred in Summer 2015. In June 2018, the month Maupin claims that South Feather used all 11 cf?.......... the Forbestown Ditch was closed for repairs for 12 days. The remainder of June, South Feather used between 0 to 8.6 cfs. Never once did they use 11 cfs. Maupin was wrong.

So, why is Maupin making claims that are not supported by the data? Is he just making things up? WHY? Is he not viewing actual reports? Why isn’t the Board studying the reports and holding the General Manager accountable for his inaccuracies and false statements? Why does OHDWA continue to have to do NYWD’s homework for them? What does the NYWD Board think they were elected to do? Meantime - all other districts have been supplying irrigation water, and we in Oregon House and Dobbins have no water, our risks from fire increase daily, and expensive NYWD equipment sits unused in the yard, and no repairs to any ditches have been made. One thing Maupin seems to be really good at – is spending money.........our money.

As we continue to hand over our money and pay taxes for water we are not getting, the words of the late, great Aretha come to mind: All we’re askin' - Is for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

The Flavorful Peanut Gallery

Feather River Tea Party Meeting September 3, 2018

Yuba City, Ca.

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced the next meeting will be celebrating Labor Day with their annual potluck social at 6:00 pm.

The Feather River Tea Party will provide Popeye’s regular and spicy Southern style chicken, chips, and beverages. If you plan to attend, please bring your favorite dish according to the first letter of your last name:

A-P Salad or Side Dish

Q-Z Dessert

This year local candidates on the November ballot are invited to attend and give a short three-minute overview of their campaigns and review their qualifications. Campaign signs and literature are welcome.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio, will follow after the candidates have spoken. Paul will discuss events of the day.

The Feather River Tea Party Potluck Social will begin at 6:00 pm, Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018, at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City.

Everyone is welcome. There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend. Come early to socialize with like-minded patriots, meet your local candidates, and get a good seat.

Contact Larry or Carla Virga at (530) 755-4409 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit the Feather River Tea Party online at https://www.facebook.com/featherriverteaparty/

Bailey Picture   8 29 18Yuba City, Ca.

Attorney General Candidate Judge Steven Bailey will speak at the Sutter County Republican Central Committee Dinner on September 24, according to Chairman Jerrie Libby.

“We are excited to welcome Judge Bailey to the Yuba Sutter area. He is exceptionally well qualified to serve as California’s Attorney General with a background and expertise in criminal justice,” Libby said. “Judge Bailey has 19 years in private practice and served as a Superior Court Judge in El Dorado County for 8-1/2 years with assignments in criminal, civil, probate, and juvenile cases. He also earned the Certified Criminal Law Specialist designation from the California State Bar”

“We encourage voters in the Yuba-Sutter area to join us on September 24 and listen to Judge Bailey’s goals and vision as California’s Attorney General,” Libby said.

The “Burger Bash” dinner will be held at Franklin Hall at the Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds starting at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $10 and may be obtained on line at https://bpt.me/3596255 or by calling Lloyd Leighton at 530-671-6152. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Yuba Co. Distr. 5

Oregon House, Ca.

Richard Cray has been working with the Board of Directors of the Alcouffe Center to bring a Candidate's Night to the Yuba County 5th District in the Foothills.

Mr. Cray said," The papers have been signed with the Alcouffe Center, fees paid, and all candidates have agreed to participate.

The Candidate Night will be at 6: 00 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Alcouffe Center, 9185 Marysville Rd. Oregon House

The question of whether the North Yuba Water District Board candidate's will also be invited to participate has not yet been finalized.