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.

espindola pic 8 22 18Yuba City, Ca.

An education professional who has spent a 24-year career with the Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office, recently announced her candidacy for Yuba City Council. Grace Espindola will run for one of the three open seats on the Yuba City Council in the November General Election. “Yuba City matters to me,” said Espindola. “The safety of our families and businesses is my top priority and we must invest in programs that improve public safety, including emergency and evacuation preparedness,” she explained.

A founding member of the Sutter-Yuba Homeless Consortium, Espindola has been working with community leaders to develop solutions to the crippling homeless crisis facing Yuba City and Sutter County. Espindola is committed to balanced budgets, stating, “I will focus on paying down unfunded pension liability while investing in quality of life projects that benefit local families and businesses.”

Grace is ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work as a City Council Member and she is no stranger to the hard work. At the age of twelve she began working in the orchards of Sutter County and attributes her success to her parents who gave her the guidance that set her on a path for a successful career, with education being a priority. Many years ago, she set a personal goal – to earn her Master’s degree. She is proud to have achieved that goal earlier this year, becoming the first in her family to do so! “I am one of you,” said Espindola. “Together, we must set goals for Yuba City and work every day towards achieving them,” shared the candidate.

“We Serve Together” is at the heart of Espindola’s core values. “I will be a leader who will be accessible and listen with compassion and understanding, making your passions my own,” said Espindola.

Espindola is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) and holds her Master’s in Social Work and a Bachelor’s in Science in Business Administration and Management. Espindola was named Congressman Garamendi’s District 3 Woman of the Year in 2015, was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2013-14 from the California Association of Supervisors Child Welfare & Attendance and was recognized by the City of Yuba City in 2015 with the Exemplary Community Service Award. Grace is a Board Member for the California Department of Education’s School Attendance Review Board and Homeless Matters Commission. Locally Espindola is a Member of the Yuba-Sutter Healthcare Council Board and is a Founder and Board Member for the Sutter-Yuba Homeless Consortium. XXXX

Sidhu  8 22 18Yuba City, Ca.

Yuba City businessman Sukh Sidhu has announced his candidacy for one of three open seats on the Yuba City Council.

Sidhu is a Senior Director of Operations in the Medical Technology field and part-time owner-operator of his family farm in Sutter County. “As Councilman, I will bring my real-world drive for sustainable profitability to Yuba City,” said Sidhu.

Sidhu has been a Yuba City resident since 1983 and is the current President of the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way. In addition, he has won several community service awards, including the Nancy Ferreira Leadership Award in 2015 and the United Way’s President’s Award honoring his commitment to the health of the community.

“As President of the United Way I have fought to protect the most vulnerable in our neighborhoods. Children, the elderly, and homeless,” said Sidhu. “Yuba City, we have come so very far together. But, we have much work left to do.”

With his wife of 23 years, Kay, Mr. Sidhu has raised two daughters in Yuba City and is excited for the opportunity to take his commitment to Yuba City to the next level. “I want to make a difference. I have seen firsthand the strides good people can make when we come together. We can protect the elderly from fraud and abuse. We can improve early-childhood education and put people back to work.”

Sidhu is a naturally positive person. “My story is the story of Yuba City. It is the story of America; that you can come here, work hard and make something of yourself. I think my father would be very proud.”

If you are a Conservative Californian and you know you have lost your voice in the state legislature come to our monthly meetings on the 4th Monday of every month. We are working towards making a difference. Join us as we fight the tyranny and unfair taxation that has come down on us from the state legislature.

There is new information on the lawsuit that the Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) has filed against the state of California requesting that we the people (you and I) be given fair representation – not just one senator for one million people or just one representative for 500,000 people.

We are planning events for the rest of the year (a rally at the Capitol is coming up). Meet with us on Monday, August 27th at the Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Building 500, Room 209. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the meetings start at 6:30 pm.

For more information contact Becky: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marysville, Ca.

Yuba County Board of Supervisors appoint Sheriff-Coroner Elect Wendell Anderson to fill

retiring Sheriff-Coroner Durfor’s remaining 2018 term

On Tuesday morning 8/14/2018 at the regularly scheduled Yuba County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board accepted the current Yuba County Sheriff-Coroner Steven L. Durfor’s resignation to be effective August 31, 2018.

As previously announced publicly on 7/16/18 and in a formal letter to the board, Sheriff

Durfor advised he would be retiring and the end of August, approximately 4 months prior to the end of his final term.

As mandated by Government Code Section 25304, the Board of Supervisors must fill the upcoming Sheriff-Coroner vacancy with an appointee to fulfill the remainder of the office’s term. At the recommendation of Sheriff Durfor and in consultation with County Administrator Robert Bendorf and the Yuba County Counsel’s Office, it was recommended to the board in Agenda Item 720/2018 that they appoint Sheriff-Elect Wendell Anderson to fill the remaining term upon Sheriff Durfor’s retirement.

The Board of Supervisors approved the recommendation of staff and voted to appoint Sheriff-Coroner Elect Wendell Anderson to assume command as Yuba County Sheriff-Coroner on September 1, 2018 and until the official beginning of his elected term January 7, 2019.

Marc Boomgaarden Favorites 0002  8 22 18Yuba City, Ca.

Marc Boomgaarden, Retired Yuba City Fire Chief and the current President of Valley Truck and Tractor formally announced his candidacy today for one of the open Yuba City Council seats.

With more than 30 years of service to the City in his roles with the Fire Department, he was able to gain valuable experience and knowledge about the city’s operations. “It sounds cliché, but I really do want to give back to the City that has been so good to me over the years. I believe I have a unique perspective on the inner workings of city government and will bring real value to the council”, stated Boomgaarden. “As Fire Chief for 14 years, I served on the Executive Leadership Team where I acquired invaluable experience”, he continued.

“We don’t need higher taxes - leaders must do a better job managing taxpayer dollars to tackle the most important issues facing our community - fighting crime, disaster preparedness, fixing roads & water infrastructure, and tackling the growing homeless problem.”

Boomgaarden attended Yuba College and went on to earn his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Public Administration from California State University at Chico. He graduated with honors, while simultaneously working as a Yuba City Firefighter and playing college baseball. He and his wife of 35 years, Karyn, raised their 3 sons in Yuba City.

Upon retirement as Yuba City’s top firefighter, he accepted a position with a Yuba City based company, Valley Truck & Tractor, as their General Manager. He has since been promoted to President of the company, only the 3rd to hold the position in their 70-year history. “Businesses

create the jobs that help people build better lives - I am proud to run one of the region’s largest businesses. I’ll advocate for the city to operate more like a business, and make it easier to start, build and run a business.”

Along with the announcement to run, Boomgaarden has stated that he will not personally accept a salary for the position, but instead, will directly donate it to local non-profit organizations.

Marysville, Ca.

Yuba Water Agency this week granted more than $110,000 for design work on the Marysville Ring Levee, new equipment for local fire departments and law enforcement, and to support a local duck egg salvage program.

These grants support Yuba Water Agency’s missions and objectives by funding the following equipment and services:

Design work for the Marysville Ring Levee project for the City of Marysville - $91,000

This grant will cover the costs of the design work the Marysville Levee Commission needs to keep the Marysville Ring Levee project construction on schedule.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead agency on the project, requires the relocation of pipes that run through the levee near the City of Marysville’s 17th Street pump station, which is a drainage facility that is used when it rains.

USACE has agreed that the drainage facility is a project cost, but do not have the resources to perform the design and requested that the city provide a design that meets its requirements.

This grant supports Yuba Water Agency’s mission of flood risk reduction by funding critical work on the ring levee necessary to continue on the next phase of construction. When the ring levee is complete, Marysville is expected to have the highest level of flood protection for any urban area in California.

AEDs for Smartsville Fire Protection District - $5,000

This grant will fund three automated external defibrillators for the Smartsville Fire Protection District as a part of the Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training Grant Program.

An AED is a portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart and can potentially stop an irregular heartbeat and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest.

The Smartsville Fire Protection District serves 67 square miles in the south-east region of Yuba County and provides services to areas around the Yuba River and Yuba Water Agency’s Narrows 2 Powerhouse.

Swift water rescue equipment for the Marysville Fire Department - $5,000

This grant will cover the costs of four drysuits, water shoes and water rescue throw bags for the Marysville Fire Department as a part of the Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training Grant Program, and will be utilized in all conditions during rescues.

The dry suits and supplemental equipment will provide warmth and the ability to add layers of clothing to decrease heat loss. They will also allow for increased buoyancy and provide isolated protection from contaminants that can be encountered in waterways and flood rescue situations.

The Marysville Fire Department serves the City of Marysville, District 10 and the Hallwood Community Services District, providing services to approximately 15,000 residents. The department additionally provides swift water and flood rescue services for Yuba County.

The Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training Grant Program is 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.

Radio to aid in search efforts for the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office - $4,430

This grant will help the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office purchase a mid-power radio, including programming and installation, for the sheriff’s posse’s new mobile command post.

The new radio will be used to aid in callouts to search for lost and injured people when the mobile command post is deployed.

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Posse assists in wildland searches on forestland, and in river bottoms and remote waterways, such as the watershed around Yuba Water Agency’s New Colgate Powerhouse.

Support for District 10 Wild Duck Egg Salvage Program - $5,000

This grant supports District 10’s Wild Duck Egg Salvage Program and continued efforts to safely rescue wild duck eggs in Yuba County.

The $5,000 contribution will help the program continue its work in collecting and preserving duck eggs laid in crop fields, protecting them from the heavy machinery used to mow the fields prior to harvest.

Once the eggs are collected, they are transported to a hatchery to be monitored and incubated, and are eventually released back into the wild after they have been banded.

Yuba Water Agency is able to contribute to programs like this because of the benefits the water provides for rice cultivation and waterfowl using the flooded rice fields.

 

2017/2018 Grand Jury Report Update Also: Upcoming Events being held at the newly opened Yuba Sutter Republican Headquarters

September Movie Screening Event: LAVOY – Dead Man Talking

Special Guest Speakers: Jeanette Finicum and Producer Mark Herr

Thursday, August 23, 2018

6:30 PM

Meetings are held the 4th Thursday each month

At: Yuba Sutter Republican Headquarters

441 Bridge St, Ste. E, Yuba City

Our main topic of discussion will involve the whereabouts and content of the 2017/2018 Sutter County Grand Jury Report. We will share the latest updates and continue our multi-faceted efforts to compel the release of the report.

Registered Republicans are invited to attend this meeting and join other conservative Republicans to help turn California red in 2018. Take an active role in Making America Great Again! This is an opportunity to get involved and be part of the solution, we can and will have an impact on the next election. We recruit, equip, and promote candidates who will bring virtue and integrity back to our government leadership. Our efforts will result in successful elections of true Republicans that love liberty and will work to restore our Constitutional Republic. Our true support of conservative and constitutionally minded candidates will yield true representatives of The People.

The Yuba Sutter Constitutional Republicans (YSCR) is a chapter of the California Impact Republicans (CIR). The California Impact Republicans’ Associate Charter was approved by the California Republican Party on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the CA GOP Convention in Sacramento.

Contact: Tammie Rikard, Chapter Treasurer, (530) 701-2845 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or Bill Beeler, CIR Regional Director, (530) 415-0343 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit the YSCR online: https://www.facebook.com/YubaSutterCR/ or Sutteryubacr.com & https://twitter.com/sutteryubacr

Sonia Aery Candidate For Assembly District 3  8 15 18Yuba Sutter Indo American business Association is happy to announce that Sonia Aery, Insurance Agent for Allstate Insurance Company, she is a candidate for state assembly District-3. She became a Yuba Sutter IABA Member.

Yuba Sutter IABA came into existence in 2010 with five members now we are 24 members. Association runs programs for kids in the Yuba & Sutter counties . First program for kids we run is the reading program through Yuba & Sutter Counties Libraries. We join Hands with Foster Kids Agency in Gridley. We help kids with various things like bicycles at Christmas time help them getting Driver License, so that they can get into the main stream of the society. Now we planning to donate Duffel bags to foster kids. We felt that when kids come into the foster system they bring their belongings in a Garbage Bag & same thing when they leave the program. In civilized society this doesn't look good.

So we think with the help of Sonia Aery more Good things will happen for kids in Yuba & Sutter Counties

If you haven’t already heard, Yuba County Water Agency is rebranding, changing our name to Yuba Water Agency, providing an easy-to-identify moniker and logo, as we strive to develop a stronger relationship with the people of Yuba County - the people we serve.

For those who know us, our decision to rebrand may seem confusing, as we’ve been around for a long time and are well-established in the community. But what we have found is that the majority of our residents don’t have any idea who we are, and that needs to change.

Since our establishment in 1959, we have actively worked to reduce flood risk and provide a sustainable water supply for the people who live and work in the county. And while we’ve been quite successful, we’ve flown under the radar and our vast accomplishments have gone largely unnoticed by the public.

We began this rebranding process by surveying local residents and found that many people had not heard of us, or were unclear about the water agency’s roles and responsibilities and the many improvements we’ve made for the people of Yuba County. Many believed we were a department within the government Yuba County or the people they pay their residential water bill to. We are not. We are a stand-alone government agency.

As a result, we decided to make our image one that people can easily connect with and identify out of the sea of government agencies and organizations that they come into contact with on a daily basis.

Now as Yuba Water Agency, we are committing to a more proactive effort to educate the public about who we are and what we do, and how the foresight of our founders all those years ago has led to a transformational time for Yuba County.

In 2016, our world changed. Our contract with PG&E that enabled the construction of our dams and powerhouses, known as the Yuba River Development Project, came to an end. That contract gave PG&E all of the power revenues for 50 years, in exchange for paying all the costs to build, operate and maintain the project. Now the cost of running the project and revenues come to Yuba Water Agency, so we can reinvest the profits in Yuba County. We are now in a position to make an even bigger impact in the lives of the people of Yuba County by further reducing flood risk, maintaining water supply reliability and other investments related to our mission areas, at a much faster pace, and I believe things in Yuba County are going to get much better in the coming years.

We’ve already made a huge impact on water supply reliability, and public safety by significantly lessening the flood risk in Yuba County, which is going to have a big impact for economics, but the next phase is finding ways to partner with foundations and industry to bring more jobs to the area.

It’s more than just our tagline. Yuba Water Agency is truly investing in Yuba County’s future. And our future looks bright.

-Brent Hastey, Yuba Water Agency board chairman

Brandon Barnes  8 15 18Town Hall and Ice Cream Social

Yuba City, Ca.

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced a Town Hall meeting and Ice Cream Social with Brandon Barnes, Sutter County Sheriff-Coroner candidate, as the Special Guest Speaker Monday, August 20, 2018.

Brandon Barnes is currently a Yuba County Sheriff’s Captain, Jail Division Commander, and a 23-year veteran of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.

A graduate from the Napa Valley Police Academy in 1994, Brandon Barnes began his career at the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department in 1995 and was initially assigned to the Jail Division. He moved to the Operations Division and has held the positions of Field Training Officer, SWAT team member, Patrol Sergeant, Community Policing Supervisor, Investigation’s Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Investigation’s Lieutenant. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in July of 2016.

Captain Barnes has a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Administration from Union Institute. He is also the only department member to have graduated from both the FBI National Academy and the Peace Officer Standards and Trainings Command College.

Captain Barnes is an instructor for the Yuba College Module Police Academy. He is married and has two children, Brandon Jr. and Sarah. He is a resident of Live Oak and spends his free time working out and spending time with family and friends.

He will discuss with the attendees the duties of the Sheriff-Coroner, his priorities when he takes office, his understanding of the U.S. Constitution, including the Second Amendment. Come hear his positions on illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, working with ICE. What are his plans to combat the illegal commercial marijuana grows in the county? How will he address the marijuana-related crimes? What are his thoughts on the California DOJ Armed and Prohibited Persons System (APPS), the firearm confiscation raids in our area?

He will be open to all questions from the audience followed by an Ice Cream Social where he will address individual concerns. People from the surrounding counties are encouraged to attend. The operation of the sheriffs of each local county impacts everyone in the 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.

Everyone is welcome. There is no membership and no cost to attend. The Monday, August 20, 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

Sutter Yuba Constitutional Republicans is hosting a one-day seminar featuring a condensed course offering from The Institute on the Constitution titled The Truth of America's Founding – Your Heritage and Mine.

Examine our founding documents within the context of primary sources in order to restore and preserve our Constitutional Republic. The concept of limited government as envisioned by our Founding Fathers will be revealed to you as you learn the truth of America’s founding and come to understand the U.S. Constitution and it’s proper application.

WHERE: Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City Building 500, Room 210/212

WHEN: August 25, 2018 9AM–3PM, registration begins at 8:30 AM There is no cost to attend the seminar, however there are optional student materials available for purchase in advance or in limited supply at the seminar.

To register or for more information, contact: Tammie Rikard, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (530) 701-2845

By Stephen Frank

California has the highest gas tax in the nation—and it is going to go up another 72 cents on January 1, 2020, thanks to cap and trade. We might get a small benefit on November 6, if we repeal the 12 cent gas tax increase. Yet, look at the way we spend the gas tax money.

“An excellent analysis of FHWA data is produced every year by the Reason Foundation. Earlier this year they released “23rd Annual Highway Report, ”ranking each state’s highway system in 11 categories, including highway spending, pavement and bridge conditions, traffic congestion, and fatality rates.” Highlights from this study can offer insights into how efficiently California is spending its highway dollars compared to other states through using the following logic: How does California rank in terms of how much it spends per mile, compared to how California ranks in terms of the condition of its roads.

Overall California is ranked 43 among the 50 states “Total Disbursements per mile.” California is ranked 41 in “Capital & Bridge Disbursements per mile,” 47 in “Maintenance Disbursements per mile, and 46 in “Administrative Disbursements per mile.” In terms of road condition, California is ranked 33 in “Rural Interstate Pavement Condition,” 45 in “Urban Interstate Pavement Condition,” and 46 in “Rural Arterial Pavement Condition.”

We take money for roads and give it away to money and rider losing buses, trains and the infamous choo choo to nowhere. Instead of filling potholes, gas tax money goes to “the environment”. Let us not forget what Senator John Moorlach found, CalTrans has 3500 EXCESS employees. Then you have government paying union only contracts—raising the cost of repairs and expansions by 15-20% over the cost of hiring the most qualified workers, not just those paying union dues.

Mark Meuser, a native Californian and a small business owner, is running (riding) for California Secretary of State. Meuser’s favorite bike ride was a five day trip riding down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Orange County. Mr. Meuser has turned his love for cycling into a whistle stop type campaign entitled "#Elections Matter". On Thursday August 9th he will be in Grass Valley headed for Marysville. He is scheduled to arrive at the Marysville Veterans Memorial Park on 5th Street at 7:00 p.m. for a hour rally, some local dignitaries will speak, then on to Yuba City. Those wishing to attend should plan on being at the park at 6:00.

On Wednesday, Konstantinos Roditis, candidate for California Controller will be joining Meuser for the second half of this bike tour. This means that you will be able to meet two great statewide candidates at each of these stops.

As Secretary of State, his first priority would be to clean up the California voter rolls. The fact that there are 11 counties in California with over 100% voter registration is a major problem. The fact that Los Angeles County has over 144% voter registration should be a concern to all citizens. It is good government to keep the rolls cleared of those who have died, moved, have a non-matching address, or who are not eligible to vote.

Meuser’s priority is to guide the Secretary of State's office out of the antiquated 19th Century and into the 21st Century. The people of California deserve an open and accessible government that works for them, not against them.

The rally is sponsored by the S-Y State of Jefferson Formation Committee contact: email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

At approximately 8:00 the riders will head for Yuba City where the Yuba Sutter Constitutional Republicans is hosting a Wine and Dessert Social fundraising event for the benefit of the campaigns of two very important state offices: Mark Meuser, Republican candidate for Secretary of State and Konstantinos Roditis, Republican candidate for State Controller.

The Sutter County event will begin at the Republican Headquarters located in Yuba City at 441 Bridge Street, Suite E on August 9th beginning at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10 available by advance purchase or at the door. This event will serve as the Grand Opening for the campaign season headquarters of the Yuba Sutter Constitutional Republicans and the debut of our Monte Carlo Night themed candidate fundraisers. We invite you to enjoy an evening of gaming in our casino style party room. You will not want to miss this great opportunity to be entertained and support 2 awesome Republican Candidates.

Sacramento, Ca.

Governor Brown has signed Assemblyman James Gallagher’s (R-Yuba City) legislation written in response to the 2017 wildfires and Oroville Dam crisis. AB 3078 expands the crime of looting to include when the conduct occurs during an evacuation order, and AB 3122 clarifies the property tax deferral process for individuals affected by natural disasters.

The fires, and resulting mudslides, forced many to evacuate on short notice, leaving their homes unprotected from looters and burglary. In the aftermath of the evacuations, there were numerous reports of residents returning to their property where valuable and irreplaceable items were stolen. While there is already an enhanced penalty for burglaries committed during a state of emergency, there is no enhanced penalty when burglaries are committed during an evacuation order. AB 3078 will close this loophole.

“During the 2017 Oroville Dam incident and last year’s wildfires, residents were ordered to leave their homes under mandatory evacuations. During this hectic time, homes and businesses were left unprotected. AB 3078 ensures that people who take advantage of communities when they are most vulnerable face higher penalties,” said Gallagher.

Gallagher’s other bill, AB 3122, clarifies the property tax deferral process for individuals impacted by disasters. In the months following the wildfires, many individuals applied for property tax reassessment and deferral. However, victims were unaware that their deferral claim would be invalid if damage to their property was less than $10,000. AB 3122 allows anyone impacted by a natural disaster to apply for relief, without the risk of penalties if they end up not qualifying.

“AB 3122 will ensure that people who are already facing a tough situation are not put in a position where they have to choose between applying for relief and paying penalties if they don’t qualify, or not applying at all,” said Gallagher.

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Yuba City, Ca.

Veteran, small business owner and community volunteer, Dave Shaw, has announced his run for one of three open seats on the Yuba City Council.

“I’ve watched in disappointment as most of our elected City Council members disrespect our citizens, spend our taxpayer money like its monopoly money and let special interest groups run the agenda,” said Shaw. “They’ve increased our water, sewer and garbage bills, they attempted to allow a transfer station (dump) in the city without public comment and sought a sales tax increase to put a further burden on our taxpayers. It’s an out-of-control money grab.”

Dave moved to the area 30 years ago when he was stationed at Beale Air Force Base. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force assigned to Space Command, served in Desert Storm and twice named Airman of the Year.

Dave is the CEO of Shaw & Associates in Yuba City, and is an expert in wealth management, taxes and accounting. Dave was voted Yuba-Sutter’s Best Financial Advisor. His firm was named Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Small Business of the Year.

“The majority of our current City Council come from the public sector and have no main street business experience,” said Shaw. “Their decisions are based on emotion, are illogical and it’s costing us a fortune. I will use my experience as a successful business owner, and financial expert, to better run this City by incorporating sound business principals into the process and stop the out of control spending.”

Dave attended Sacramento State University, holds his Enrolled Agent (EA) credential and is a graduate of the National Tax Practice Institute. Dave has been quoted on tax related matters in the Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle, and featured as an international keynote speaker on tax and investment related topics.

For more than 25 years, Dave has volunteered as the accountant for the Yuba Sutter Fair Scholarship Competition. In the late 90’s he served as treasurer for the Sutter Buttes Little League, taking them from the verge of insolvency to more than $60,000 in reserves, and completely refurbishing both fields with professional lighting and batting cages.

Dave is a member of the Rotary Club of Yuba City and has served on the Yuba City Charter School’s Board of Trustees for six years, currently as President.

Dave and Susan have three children and are active in regional rodeo events. Susan’s family, the Growney’s, own Growney Brothers Rodeo Company of Red Bluff, supplying bulls, bucking horses, steers and calves to rodeos all over the West Coast.

“The symbol of my campaign is a bull for many reasons,” said Dave. “Being a financial advisor, the bull represents the strength of strong sound financial accountability, and being part of rodeos my whole life, the bull represents the ultimate challenge where you must give everything you have to be successful.”

feather river teaSen Nielsen Official Photo edited 1  8 1 18With Guest Speaker Senator Jim Nielsen

(YUBA CITY)

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Senator Jim Nielsen will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next Meeting, Monday, August 6, 2018.

Elected to the State Senate, 4th District, in January 2013, Senator Nielsen proudly represents the citizens of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba counties. He serves as Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review. He serves as a member of the Senate Committees on Appropriations and Health.

A strong fiscal conservative and expert on fiscal policy, Nielsen was named the lead Republican on state budget issues. From his position as Caucus Whip of the Senate Republican Caucus, Nielsen spearheaded the opposition to liberal tax increases, and rallied conservatives in favor of fiscal responsibility, smaller government and an improved business climate to provide good jobs for the people of California.

The Senator will discuss the status of the Oroville Dam and your views on the California sanctuary cities, President Trumps immigration policies, and the plethora of anti-Second Amendment laws streaming out of Sacramento.

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.

AMMO RAFFLE – BEFORE AMMO REGISTRATION BEGINS

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.

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

The meeting will be Monday, August 6, 2018, at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991.

Contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409