Yuba City, Ca.

 

 The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Nathan Black will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next Meeting, Monday, February 3, 2020.

 

tea party nathan blackNathan Black is the elected Sutter County Auditor-Controller during the week and the Co-Host with Yuba County Supervisor Andy Vasquez every Saturday on the local radio station KNBR 1410 AM Radio from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

 

Nate is very aware and informed of the local government environment and politics in the Sutter, Yuba, and Butte counties.  He will share his views and insight concerning local employee pension liabilities, increased sales taxes in Yuba County, the 2020 Primary Election, the candidates, and especially the bond measures on the ballot, the lack of California voter ID, and more.  How will the new California Marxist laws impact the citizens of our local counties?  What does Nate think about the New California State movement?

 

 

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

 

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 register, socialize with like-minded patriots, and get a good seat. 

 

The meeting will be Monday, February 3, 2020, at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City.

Yuba County

 

February 26th 2020

Pizza Round Up Loma Rica CA

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March 25th 2020

Pizza Round Up Loma Rica CA

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April 22nd 2020

Pizza Round Up Loma Rica CA

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by Tom Tillison Senior Staff Writer for BizPac, Review

 

As the impeachment trial gets underway this week in the US Senate, there’s a lot of focus on how long the process may play out, with Sen. Lindsey Graham letting it be known Sunday that the likelihood of an immediate dismissal is pretty much out.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has a reputation for being ruthless in his control of the upper chamber, has previously signaled his intentions to make short work of the impeachment trial.

To that effect, McConnell is close to finalizing a rule that would allow President Trump’s team to move to dismiss the articles of impeachment quickly after some evidence has been presented.

 

The move is seen as a de facto “safety valve” in the event Democrats try to drag out the trial for weeks. In effect, McConnell does not intend to allow Rep. Adam Schiff and his merry band of co-conspirators to hijack proceedings.

 

At the center of the issue is the matter of whether to allow new witnesses or not, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appeared on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to say the Senate trial could extend “to six to eight weeks or even longer” if additional witnesses are allowed.

 

“I think it’s certainly possible that this trial could last one to two weeks. On the other hand, if the Senate makes the decision to go down the road of additional witnesses, that could extend it to six to eight weeks or even longer,” Cruz said.

 

Cruz is one of a small number of GOP senators open to allowing witnesses, which Democrats want to do. Others include Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Mitt Romney, R-Utah; and Susan Collins, R-Maine.

 

Democrats need just four GOP defections to succeed.

 

Graham was adamant that he has no interest in a long, drawn out trial.

 

“I want this trial to get over as quick as possible,” he said. “I want the people of the United States to pick the next president, not a court of impeachment.”

 

A long trial could impact the presidential aspirations of Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who would get pulled off the campaign trail.

 

McConnell, who reportedly has no obligation to publicize his final resolution setting the parameters of the impeachment trial until Tuesday, has support for including the “kill switch.”

 

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told Axios he would be “very, very surprised” if McConnell didn’t include it.

“I am familiar with the resolution as it stood a day or two ago,” Hawley stated. “My understanding is that the resolution will give the president’s team the option to either move to judgment or to move to dismiss at a meaningful time.”

 

Hawley shared online that Trump “deserves the right during Senate trial to ask for a verdict or move to dismiss — otherwise trial will become endless circus run by Adam Schiff.”

 

While Cruz proposed an idea he called “witness reciprocity,” where the defense gets a witness for each one the prosecution gets, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz is confident that he will make the whole matter a moot point.

 

Alan Dershowitz: "If my argument succeeds, there's no need for witnesses."

 

Dershowitz, a member of President Trump’s legal team, is set to present an argument against impeachment, saying the House charges don’t include impeachable offenses and the Senate should vote “to acquit, or dismiss.”

by Viv Forbes

 

Australia is has seem some of the worst bushfires in its history.  Greens blame climate change, but it’s a cover-up.  In reality, they have themselves to blame.  From here in Australia, it can only be called green folly.

 

Green folly locked up 11% of Australia in a tinderbox of bushfire fuel, much of which is now burnt or burning.

 

Green folly closed forest tracks and gates; expelled foresters and timber-workers; and prevented property-owners from removing flammable fuel from their own land and adjacent roads, parks, and forests. Those responsible for these follies should face Class Action.

 

Green folly promotes electric vehicles, but not one fire truck, dozer, water bomber, helicopter, ambulance, or naval vessel ran on batteries.  They all used hydro-carbon fuels — diesel, petrol, or avgas.  And with so many power lines down, these electric toys could not have recharged their batteries anyway.

 

Green folly believed that widely scattered wind turbines, solar panels, and their spider webs of transmission lines would continue to produce power in gale-force firestorms and thick smoke.  Many will be burnt.  Blackouts are inevitable.

 

Green folly promotes “green” building materials like timber, which add fuel to fires, while using fake CO2 scares to denigrate steel and concrete, which won’t burn.

 

For decades, green folly opposed every new dam proposal and wasted stored water on another green folly, known here as “Environmental Flows.”  Dams were emptied, farmers suffered, towns ran out of water, food prices increased, and some fire-fighting water bombers had to take water from private dams.

 

It was criminal green folly that babbled on about “the climate emergency” while it sponsored forest conditions that caused agonizing deaths for so many innocents — residents; firefighters; livestock; koalas; and other native animals, birds, and insects.

Submitted by Paul Preston

 

New California State was formed in 2017 and on January 15, 2018 declared Independence from the state of California following Article IV, Section 3 of the United States Constitution.  In the New California State declaration there are 95 Grievances which list the reasons why New Californians are seeking independence from the state of California.

 

 Over the last two years since the reading of the January 15, 2018 Declaration of Independence New Californians have read 95 grievances, conducted 5 constitutional conventions, created a government based on the U.S. federal model that includes a bi-cameral legislature, passed 19 chartered 47 county committees, made 5 provisional counties. 

To qualify for the ballot, 1.5 million valid signatures must be submitted to the California Secretary of State by Feb. 13. Don't wait until the last minute, if you turn them in locally there still needs to be time to get to the Secretary of State.

 

The goal is to collect two million signatures since the organizers think the signatures will be subject to close scrutiny and as with any ballot proposition, they expect some signatures to be found invalid.

 

If you signed a petition that had more than three spaces for signatures you must sign another petition that has only three signatures per page. Otherwise your signature will not count. 

As has been the case for more than three decades, the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce is staging two local political forums this month, featuring candidates from Yuba and Sutter Counties.

 

The first forum evening is Wednesday, January 22 at Boyd Hall, 1895 Lassen Blvd in Yuba City beginning at 6:00 p.m., featuring candidates for Sutter County Supervisor in Districts 1, 4 and 5. All eight candidates will appear at the same time during the two-hour forum. This will be the only race featured on this night.

 

The second evening of forums will be January 29, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Yuba County Government Center board room, at 915 Eighth Street in Marysville. The first of three segments will be at 6:00, featuring the two candidates for Yuba Water Agency-North division, followed at 6:45 p.m. by the two candidates for Superior Court Judge. Lastly, at 7:30 p.m., the seven candidates for Yuba County Supervisor in Districts 2, 3 and 4 will appear together for up to two hours.

 

Questions will come from the Chamber Government Affairs Committee members; the moderators; and written questions may be submitted in advance or at the event from the public. Submitted questions must not be personal and must be answerable by all candidates in the race the question is targeted toward.

Each candidate in the various races will give an opening statement, followed by questions posed by the moderators.  Candidates will then have a closing statement.

 

If readers have any questions ahead of the events, they would like to see posed for any of the races in the two counties, they may send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sacramento, Ca.

 

California communities can restore forty illegal dumpsites into productive agricultural properties thanks to $299,814 in funds from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The department’s Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program will support counties’ and resource conservation districts’ efforts to clean up agricultural sites overrun with unlawfully discarded appliances, furniture, scrap metal, tires, vehicle parts, and more.  

“California is committed to helping farms and ranches remove illegally dumped items to promote the economic and environmental health of the state,” said CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline. “The department’s cleanup grants help local governments restore properties and improve communities.”  

CalRecycle’s Farm and Ranch Cleanup grant program will provide up to $1.5 million during the 2019-20 fiscal year to help communities remove illegally dumped solid waste from agricultural properties. 

The Sutter County Resource Conservation District plans to use $49,864 to clear appliances, cement blocks, metal and PVC piping, tires, and other debris from three farming parcels in Sanders and Live Oak. The district plans to erect signage and fencing throughout the combined 380 acres to discourage future unlawful disposal. 

Under the farm and ranch grant program, cities, counties, federally recognized Native American Tribes, and resource conservation districts may apply for up to $200,000 per fiscal year, but no more than $50,000 per site. Grants are funded through the state’s Integrated Waste Management Account, Tire Recycling Management Fund, and Used Oil Recycling Fund. 

Since the first grants were awarded in 1997, nearly $11 million has been distributed to clean up more than 700 project sites.

Marysville, Ca.

 

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Marysville resident Charlie Mathews announced his candidacy late in 2019 and with the start of the new year, is now moving forward with his campaign.  Mathews is the current North Director on the YWA Board and seeks another 4-year term. 

 

Born and raised in Yuba County, Mathews is a 4th generation resident.  He graduated from Marysville High School, University of San Francisco and is a graduate of Ag Leadership.  After managing peaches and prunes, he has grown rice for the past 54 years.

 

Mathews joined his first water/irrigation board more than 50 years ago, at the same time he began rice farming.  He has served continuously as an active advocate on various water issues since that time and in the 1980’s, served his first term as a member of the Yuba Water Agency.  He cites his 5 decades of experience with water issues as what uniquely qualifies him to help direct the future of the Yuba Water Agency.

 

“With the New Bullard’s Bar Dam payback completed in 2016, the Yuba Water Agency is now receiving revenues of $50 million - $80 million per year”, Mathews stated.  “There are many important projects that I would like to see completed in my next term, such as keeping Ellis Lake fresh and blue by pumping fresh water into it to remove the green algae that forms every summer and fall”, he continued.

 

Mathews has also maintained his platform of “Your Water, Your Money” from 4 years ago.  He has argued that the citizens of Yuba County should receive a credit on their PG&E bills and/or property tax bills with a portion of the revenues earned by the sale of electricity and water from the New Bullard’s Bar Dam.

 

If there are any questions, please call or text Charlie Mathews at (530) 218-1002

Marysville, Ca.

 

 Directors Randy Fletcher and Brent Hastey will serve as Yuba Water Agency’s chairman and vice-chairman for the next year. 

 

The board of directors  approved their appointment for 2020. 

 

“It is an honor to be able to serve the community and Yuba Water Agency,” said Chairman Fletcher. “In the past few years, we’ve done some really great things that positively impacted the region, and these next few years are going to be huge for Yuba County.”

 

Fletcher has served on the Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors since 2015, and is also a Yuba County Supervisor whose territory includes the foothill communities. 

 

Hastey has been on the board of directors since 2015, following his previous term from 1993 to 2000, and represents south Yuba County as one of the board’s two at-large members.

Yuba City, Ca.

 

 The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced the second in a series of Candidate Forums.  All candidates for Yuba County Supervisor have been invited to share their positions on the key issues facing the Yuba-Sutter area at the Monday, January 20, 2020, meeting. 

 

The following candidates have been invited to participate:

 

Yuba County Supervisor Candidates, District 2
Mike Leahy (I)          Stephen Heter          Don Blaser

 

 Yuba County Supervisor Candidates, District 3

Doug Lofton (I)          Seth Fuhrer

 

Yuba County Supervisor Candidate, District 4
Gary Bradford (I)          Joe Henderson

 

The Moderator, Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio Host and President of the New California State movement, will introduce the participants and allow time for them to review their qualifications and respective campaigns. There will then be questions from a panel of community representatives and attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions, followed by closing remarks by each of the participants.

 

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 pm at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend.  Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to meet the candidates, socialize with like-minded neighbors, and get a good seat.  For more information contact Clay Maynard at (530) 822-9822.

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By Jon Coupal  president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

 

Progressives in California, more than elsewhere, forget the history and inspiration behind the founding of the United States. Our very system of government – with divided powers among the three branches of government – reflects an effort to ensure that political power never becomes consolidated in one person or institution.

 

The same is true with respect to the federal government’s relationship to the states. Again, the national government is (or was intended to be) a government of limited constitutional powers, and powers not specifically enumerated in the Constitution were reserved to the respective states. And capping it all off was a Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

 

If it isn’t obvious by now, it should be. The primary function of government in America, either at the national level or by the states, is to preserve liberty. But to progressives, this simple statement sounds as foreign as ancient Greek. To them, the primary function of government is to redistribute wealth and expand government into all aspects of our lives. They possess the false belief that decisions by elites who control our public institutions are superior to the decisions made by ordinary citizens.

 

This “government is better” thinking is reflected in several of the new laws that take effect on January 1st. For example, the controversial Assembly Bill 5, which severely restricts the use of “independent contractors,” has the potential of inflicting real damage to California’s gig economy as companies will no longer be able to contract with individuals who seek part-time or seasonal work in a way that provides people with flexibility over where and when they work.

 

Two more new laws which restrict freedom include a mandated increase in California’s minimum wage, which forces employers to pay more to their employees than the market would otherwise require, and a new rent control law prohibiting owners of rental housing from raising rents more than a certain amount annually.

 

Here’s the real irony. What all three bills have in common, besides restricting freedom, is that each will produce outcomes exactly opposite of that intended by progressives. AB5 means less flexibility for gig workers including Uber and Lyft drivers, freelance writers, photographers and a legion of other jobs that provide good revenue to those who perform them. It also means loss of employment. Even before AB 5 goes into effect this week, dozens of freelance writers have been told that their contracts will not be renewed.

 

Loss of jobs is also an inevitable result of California’s mandatory increase in the minimum wage. Even with the strong national economy, there has been a huge increase in restaurant closures throughout California due to this law.This may explain why, over the last 12 months, Texas has increased its total employment by an amount more than 10 times that of California

 

The imposition of rent control has likewise resulted in a “petard hoisting” for California. Even before the law takes effect, landlords fearful of future unanticipated costs have increased their rents to the maximum amount allowed – and will continue to do so indefinitely – resulting in potential higher rents than a free market would dictate. Similarly, investors will now have to assess the risks associated with the California rental housing market, which already has a questionable reputation, before putting their cash on the table.

 

Unfortunately, it is doubtful that California’s elected leadership will soon experience an epiphany about the damage that flows from their policies. It is even less likely they will ever grasp what the protesters in Hong Kong, Tehran and Caracas already know: that humans, by their nature, are better off when government interferes in their lives as little as possible.

 

Rights, property understood, are restrictions on government actions, not an entitlement to free stuff. We have a “right” to speak, to assemble and to practice our religious beliefs. We have a right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and, yes, a right to bear arms. This is why we have a Bill of Rights, not a Bill of Freebies.

President of the United States

At this time there are 50 candidates

 

United States Representative District 1

 

Gregory Edward Cheadle No Party Preference

PO Box 991546 Redding, CA 96099

 WEBSITE: https://www.cheadleforcongress.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Real Estate Broker

 

Audrey Denney Democratic

PO Box 5174 Chico, CA 95927 (530) 592-0756 (Business)

WEBSITE: https://www.audreyforcongress.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Agricultural Educator

 

Doug LaMalfa* Republican

900 Oro Dam Blvd #12-254 Oroville, CA 95966 (530) 712-3675 (Business) WEBSITE: https://www.douglamalfa.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Farmer/U.S. Representative

 

Joseph LeTourneau IV No Party Preference

PO Box 1227 McCloud, CA 96057 (303) 517-1739 (Business)

 WEBSITE: https://www.letourneauforhouse.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Father/Leadership Developer

 

Rob Lydon Democratic

9570 Wengler Hill Rd Shingletown, CA 96088 (530) 474-4753 (Business) (530) 474-4756 (FAX) E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Veterinarian

 

United States Representative District 3

 

Sean Feucht Republican

890 Cypress Redding, CA 96002

WEBSITE: https://www.seanforus.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Missionary/Businessman/Musician

 

John Garamendi* Democratic

PO Box 440 Walnut Grove, CA 95690

WEBSITE: https://www.garamendi.org E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Congressman/Rancher

 

Tamika Hamilton Republican

740 Collier Dr Dixon, CA 95620

Air Force Sergeant

United States Representative District 4

 

Julianne Benzel Republican

United Forward 2020 PO Box 754 Rocklin, CA 95677 (916) 316-5731 (Business)

WEBSITE: https://www.juliannebenzel.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. American Historian/Educator

 

Jamie Byers Republican

1108 Dumas Way Roseville, CA 95747

WEBSITE: https://www.byersforcongress.com

State Parole Agent

 

Brynne S. Kennedy Democratic

PO Box 854 Rocklin, CA 95677

 Businesswoman

 

Robert Lawton No Party Preference

PO Box 1142 Coarsegold, CA 93614 (707) 702-1295 (Business)

 WEBSITE: https://www.lawton4congress.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Businessman

 

Tom McClintock* Republican

PO Box 1198 Rocklin, CA 95677 (916) 787-0112 (Business)

WEBSITE: https://www.tommcclintock.com

United States Representative

 

Jacob Thomas Republican

PO Box 4 El Dorado, CA 95623 (209) 781-6126 (Business)

 E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local Business Owner

 

State Senator District 1

 

Linda Kelleher No Party Preference

11391 Red Ranch Rd Nevada City, CA 95959

Retired Public Educator

 

Brian Dahle* Republican

 PO Box 100 Bieber, CA 96009 (530) 299-3223 (Business)

 WEBSITE: https://www.briandahle.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Senator/Farmer/Businessman

 

 Pamela Dawn Swartz Democratic

PO Box 344 Nevada City, CA 95959

Small Business Owner

 

State Assembly Member District 1

 

Elizabeth L Betancourt Democratic

 PO Box 991794 Redding, CA 96099 (530) 229-4828 (Business)

WEBSITE: https://www.betancourtforassembly.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Farmer/Watershed Scientist

 

Megan Dahle* Republican

PO Box 100 Bieber, CA 96009 (530) 299-3223 (Business)

WEBSITE: https://www.votemegandahle.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Assemblywoman/Farmer/Businesswoman

 

 PK "Paul" Dhanuka No Party Preference

PO Box 992275 Redding, CA 96099 E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Doctor/Small Businessman

 

State Assembly Member District 3

 

James Gallagher* Republican

1017 L St #131 Sacramento, CA 95814 (530) 420-5066 (Business)

WEBSITE: https://www.gallagherforassembly.com E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Assemblyman/Businessman/Farmer

 

James R Henson Democratic

2608 Duffy Dr Chico, CA 95973 (530) 518-4321 (Business)

E-MAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Yuba City, Ca.

 

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced the first in a series of Candidate Forums.  All candidates for Sutter County Supervisor have been invited to share their positions on the key issues facing the Yuba-Sutter area at the Monday, January 6, 2020, meeting. 

 

The following candidates have been invited to participate:

 

Sutter County Supervisor Candidates, District 1
Ron Sullenger (I)          Nick Micheli

 

 Sutter County Supervisor Candidates, District 4

Karm Bains          Tej Maan              Stacy Brookman

 

Sutter County Supervisor Candidate, District 5
Mat Conant (I)          Sarb Thiara          John Buckland

 

The Moderator, Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio Host and President of the New California State movement, will introduce the participants and allow time for them to review their qualifications and respective campaigns. There will then be questions from a panel of community representatives and attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions, followed by closing remarks by each of the participants.

 

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 pm at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend.  Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to meet the candidates, socialize with like-minded neighbors, and get a good seat.  For more information contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

by Chris Reed

 

One of Gavin Newsom’s first acts after taking office as governor in January was to create a “DMV Reinvention Strike Team” to improve the performance of the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

This came after one of the worst years a state agency has had in recent history. In August 2018, CalWatchdog and many other news outlets reported that wait times were nearly 50 percent longer at DMV offices than the previous summer. The problem was blamed on a heavy increase in visits caused by the federal 2005 Real ID Act. It requires Californians to have either passports or new federal ID cards before they can take commercial flights starting in October 2020. The DMV is the agency that issues the Real IDs.

 

A month later, another scandal emerged, with thousands of thousands of voters reporting errors in their political party affiliation due to mistakes made in the DMV’s new “motor voter” automatic registration program, which began in April 2018. An audit released in August of this year found the problem was far worse than initially believed, with more than a quarter-million errors in registration in the first five months of the program – 83,684 duplicate voter registrations and 171,145 DMV records with inconsistencies on party membership.

 

Newsom’s “strike team” issued its report in July on what it had done to fix the agency and said internal data showed a reduction in wait teams of 58 minutes over the previous summer. Two weeks ago, the DMV issued a statement saying that wait times had continued to decline and averaged 38 minutes in September. 

 

But now the DMV’s other 2018 problem has re-emerged with reports in Northern California of pervasive errors in motor voter registrations, prompting Republican lawmakers to renew their call to put the program on hold until its flaws are comprehensively fixed.

 

At least 600 complaints so far; number could soar

“At least 600 Californians, including lifelong Republicans and Democrats, have had their voter registration unexpectedly changed, and several county elections officials are pinning much of the blame on the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles,” the Sacramento Bee reported. The daughter of California Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove of Bakersfield, who had recently used a Sacramento County DMV office, was among those affected. Grove is a leading critic of motor voter.

 

Sacramento CBS 13’s news team reported at least 300 apparent complaints in Santa Clara County, nearly 200 in Sacramento County and at least 100 in Shasta County.

 

Reports noted that it’s possible that some of the mistakes were made by voters themselves not used to election services at DMV and that some voters may have misremembered what party status they had chosen previously. But as CBS 13 reported, problems appeared to be turning up in every county as soon as registrars began sending out voter notifications related to the March primary. With El Dorado County sending out notifications last Friday and dozens of counties doing so in coming weeks, the dimensions of the problem could be far bigger than initially assumed – just like last year.

 

Oregon, which introduced its version of motor voter in January 2016, has had far fewer problems.

*Dernotes Incumbent

Colusa County
County Supervisor District 2
Robert Moriconi
Dave B Markss
Laurie Waters
Daurice Kalfsbeek Smith


County Supervisor District 3
Kent S Boes*
Jason D McMullan


Nevada County
Board of Supervisors District 1
Heidi Hall
Michael Taylor
Deborah Wilder
Superior Court Judge
Linda Sloven
S. Robert Tice-Raskin


City Council City of Nevada City
Richard Ewald
Danielle Fernandez
David Parker
Lorraine Allison Reich
Reinete Senum
Sutter County


Board of Supervisors District 1
Ron Sullenger*
Nick Micheli


Board of Supervisors District 4
Karm Bains
Tej Maan
Stacy Brookman


Board of Supervisors District 5
Mat Conant*
Sarb Thiara
John Buckland


Yuba County
Superior Court Judge-Office 2
Terry Spies
Melanie K. Bendorf


County Supervisor District 2
Don Blaser
Mike Leahy*
Stephen Heter


County Supervisor District 3
Doug Lofton*
Seth Fuhrer


County Supervisor District 4
Gary Bradford*
Joe Henderson


Yuba County Water Agency-North Division
John Nicoletti
Charlie Mathews*


County Central Committee -
Republican, 5th District
Duane Heter

In welcoming Farm Bureau members to the first meeting of the second century of the California Farm Bureau Federation, CFBF President Jamie Johansson said the organization would continue to advocate on behalf of science, improved state and federal policies, and unity in agriculture. Johansson spoke today during the 101st CFBF Annual Meeting in Monterey.

 

 Noting the recent 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that led to the end of World War II, Johansson pointed to the crucial role farmers and ranchers had played in the immediate aftermath of the war.

 

 “When it came time to rebuild the world, re-establish stability, agriculture was where they turned,” he said, adding that scientific and technological advancements had made that possible.

 

 “We have succeeded because agriculture has defended the change science has brought, and adopted it and adapted to it, in the last 75 years,” he said. “The challenge before Farm Bureau now is defending the science on our farms.”

 

 Johansson noted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto this year of Senate Bill 1, which sought to preserve state environmental and labor standards from federal changes initiated by the Trump administration.

 

 “We’re not going to freeze the science,” he said. “We’re going to move our science forward.”

 

 Johansson expressed optimism about a planned House of Representatives vote this week on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which would address short- and long-term shortages of agricultural employees, and urged the House to vote before the end of the year on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade.

 

 He counseled farm groups to work together in assuring production of nutritious food products.

 

 “It’s not about whether you eat an organic carrot or a conventional carrot. It’s about eating the carrot and not the Cheeto,” he said.

 

 Johansson said Farm Bureau would maintain the active advocacy that drew farmers and ranchers to the organization.

 

 “At the core of what makes a California Farm Bureau member is not an individual who accepts the current politics of our state and nation, but an individual who wants to change the politics and the direction of our state and our country,” he said.

Thursday, December 11, 2019 vote by the House of Representatives to pass agricultural immigration legislation offers hope to farmers and their employees, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation. CFBF President Jamie Johansson said passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 represents a significant milestone.

 “This is a huge step toward addressing problems that have harmed farmers, ranchers and their employees for more than a generation,” Johansson said.

 

 He thanked the bill’s sponsors, Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, and Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and representatives from both parties who voted to advance the legislation to the Senate.

 

 “Immigration issues are complex, but we thank the members of Congress who saw clearly the need to address current and future workforce needs for agricultural employers and employees,” Johansson said. “We look forward now to working with the Senate to finalize this long-needed set of reforms.”

 

 The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 would improve agricultural visa programs and accommodate immigrant agricultural employees already in the United States, while enhancing border security.

 

 “Though we’re heartened by the House vote, we realize there’s a lot of work still needed to advance this legislation to the president,” Johansson said. “We will put in that work in order to deal fairly with the existing farm workforce and their immediate families, to make the H-2A guestworker program more valuable and flexible, and to ease the chronic employee shortages that have troubled so many farms and ranches around the country.”

An intensive, months-long training program concluded  for nine Farm Bureau members from California who participated in the Leadership Farm Bureau program. The LFB Class of 2019 graduated during the 101st California Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Monterey.

 

 The class acquired enhanced background in communication, teambuilding, advocacy and the Farm Bureau organization during more than 250 hours of instruction in seven sessions. Participants advocated on behalf of Farm Bureau in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., took field-studies trips to Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, and participated in training on agricultural issues, governmental policy and personal development.

 

Graduates of the 2019 Leadership Farm Bureau class included:

 

  • Jocelyn Anderson of Willows, who works on the family farm growing almonds, walnuts, alfalfa and corn, and who serves on the Glenn County Farm Bureau board and the Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee;
  • Shane Bickner of Lemoore, crop manager for Woolf Enterprises who grows pistachios, winegrapes and cotton, and serves on the Kings County Farm Bureau board of directors;
  • Cody Dodson of Tulelake, who farms his own property, custom-farms for others and serves on the Modoc County Farm Bureau board of directors;
  • Alana Fowler of Penn Valley, a Nevada County Farm Bureau member who with her husband owns a contract-grazing business and a pasture-raised meat business;
  • Anna Genasci of Oakdale, Farm News editor for the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau and a member of its board, and safety and compliance coordinator for Stanislaus Farm Supply;
  • Brian Greathouse of Sutter, who grows walnuts and raises cattle, works as grower service manager for Sacramento Valley Walnut Growers and serves on the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau board of directors;
  • Amber McDowell of Walnut Grove, whose family farms pears and alfalfa and runs a pheasant-hunting preserve, and who works as program assistant for the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation;
  • Brian Medeiros of Hanford, who operates a diversified farming operation and serves as vice president of the Kings County Farm Bureau;
  • Ian Vietti of Visalia, staff agronomist for Innovative Ag Services and past chair of the Tulare County Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
  • The class represented the 20th group to graduate from the LFB program since its inception in 2000.

 Applications for the 2020 Leadership Farm Bureau class will be accepted through Dec. 20. For information and the application form, see www.cfbf.com/leadership-farm-bureau/.

Yuba City, Ca.

 

 The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced their Monday, December 16, 2019 meeting will be the Annual Christmas Dinner Party at the Courthouse Café.

 

The dinner menu will consist of New York Roast, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes, Green Salad, Rolls and Butter, Blackberry or Peach Cobbler.  Tickets  are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance.

There will also be an optional White Elephant Gift Exchange ($20 limit).

 

There is no membership requirement to attend and everyone is welcome.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The Christmas Dinner Party will be Monday, December 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, at the Courthouse Café, 513 B Street, Marysville, CA.  Please contact Liz Janssen (530) 790-7709 for tickets or information.

 

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