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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: 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: 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: 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: 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.



United States Representative District 3


Sean Feucht Republican

890 Cypress Redding, CA 96002

WEBSITE: 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: 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: 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


State Parole Agent


Brynne S. Kennedy Democratic

PO Box 854 Rocklin, CA 95677



Robert Lawton No Party Preference

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

 WEBSITE: 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)


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: 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: 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: 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: 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.


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

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.


Visit Feather Tea Party Patriots online

Melanie BendorfLong-time Yuba County Deputy District Attorney, Melanie Bendorf, will run for Yuba County Superior Court Judge, Office 2. Incumbent, Judge Kathleen O’Conner, will not seek reelection.


 “Criminal justice runs in my family,” said Bendorf. “My father was a District Attorney Investigator for Sacramento County. While serving a warrant, he was shot multiple times and his partner was killed. I was 13 years old and knew from that moment where my focus would be.”


 After graduating from Chico State and Cal Northern School of Law, Melanie has dedicated her entire legal career, almost two decades, to seeking justice for Yuba County residents. An experienced trial attorney with thousands of hours of court time, she is endorsed by retired Yuba County Superior Court Judges James F. Dawson and Dennis J. Buckley.

 As a Deputy District Attorney, Melanie has achieved numerous life sentences for convicted murderers, attempted murderers and sex offenders. She has conducted domestic violence training for local law enforcement and sexual assault awareness training for enlisted personnel at Beale Air Force Base.


 12 years ago, Melanie and her husband started an annual fundraiser to help local non-profits provide gifts for children in Yuba County. As a child Melanie received Christmas gifts from a similar program and has never forgotten the impact it has.


 Robert and Melanie love spending time with family, especially granddaughter, Olivia. To learn more about Melanie, her background and endorsements, visit

Olivehurst, CA,


Seth Olivehurst resident Seth Fuhrer has announced that he will run for the Yuba County Supervisor seat in the 3rd District in 2020.  Seth owns Nickell Tax & Financial Planning in Marysville.  He is a graduate of Lindhurst High School and UC Davis.  He also has a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law.  He is currently an Enrolled Agent with the IRS and a Real Estate Broker.


“My hope in running for Supervisor is that I can continue to build this community. That I can use my skills and expertise to bring good stewardship to county funds. That we can have accountability among our government officials. I believe we can do better!”


 “I have a lot of hopes for Olivehurst”, Seth goes on to say. “I don't want us to be viewed as a second-class community. I want our infrastructure to be brought up to the level that other communities enjoy. I would like to see sidewalks and better drainage. Instead of being reactive, I would like us to be proactive in making our community safer.  Opportunities shouldn't be squandered.”


In addition to infrastructure improvements, Seth will look to the hiring of more Community Service Officers to assist Yuba County Sheriff Deputies and campaign for better coordination between residents and Code Enforcement to keep our neighborhoods clean.


Seth is committed to reducing homelessness and providing opportunities for affordable housing in Yuba County. Fuhrer is a Past President of our local Habitat for Humanity Board.  He has also served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army and worked with Joshua House on transitional housing.  He was able to assist with the opening of 14 Forward as well as working with their neighbor, the Twin Cities Rescue Mission.


Seth Fuhrer is also focused on improving the lives of our youth as a past board member for Samaritan Village, which sponsors an orphanage in Tanzania, and participating in Marysville Kiwanis local Bringing Up GradeS (BUGS) program, where students in middle school who are targeted as at-risk are incentivized to improve academically.  “Whether it’s feeding the homeless on Christmas morning at St. Andrews or teaching tax classes at Yuba College to train a new generation for the workforce, I try to constantly better my community.”


Seth Fuhrer and his wife Stephani have been married for 27 years and have 3 children.  Their oldest, Stephan, works for them at Nickell Tax & Financial Planning.  Their 2nd son, Samuel, is currently serving in the US Coast Guard, stationed in Alameda, CA and their daughter, Seraphim, is a student at U.C. Santa Cruz.


If you’d like to speak to Seth or have questions, please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marysville, Ca.


 In a first-of-its-kind effort, a group of Yuba County farmers has established a non-profit organization and fund, titled the Yuba River Endowment, to benefit Yuba County residents.


 As their first funding effort, Endowment board members unanimously voted to present the Marysville High School FFA program with $15,000 to cover all out-of-pocket expenses for FFA students to attend all Field Day and State competitions for the current school year. The funds will cover all transportation costs, hotel and registration fees for 12 scheduled trips, helping approximately 230 students this year.


 “Marysville High School has invested a lot in expanding our ag programs and infrastructure, but we are not able to cover out-of-pocket expenses for students to attend FFA competitions,” said Marysville High School Principal, Shevaun Mathews. “The Yuba River Endowment funding is truly a blessing that will take the burden off students to raise the funds themselves, and will allow all students who qualify to experience these events.”


 The Yuba River Endowment was established by a select group of Yuba County farmers who have a legal right to water that flows on the Yuba River. In a truly win-win situation, the farmers’ water is used to provide the required flow levels to protect endangered fishes on the Yuba River, then once past this critical point, the water can be sold to drought-stricken areas of the state.


 Proceeds from these transfers provide the funding for the Yuba River Endowment, allow these farmers to expand their agricultural operations and create jobs in Yuba County. Through generations of conservation, cooperation, infrastructure investment and groundwater recharge, Yuba County is a model for water management in California.

The Endowment was created to give back to the community, and provide organizational and educational grants to improve the quality of life in Yuba County.


 “Our motto for the Endowment is ‘Local Farmers Giving Back’,” said local farmer and Yuba River Endowment President, Al Lassaga. “Our board is made up of representatives from seven different Yuba County regions, from Browns Valley to Wheatland. Investing our money back into our community, and specifically into agricultural education and our future farmers, just makes sense. We want to make sure agriculture stays strong in Yuba County for generations to come.”


 Yuba River Endowment board members awarded the funds during the Marysville High School FFA meeting, Tuesday, December 10th.

mike leahyBWMike Leahy ls pleased to announce his campaign for re-election to the position of County Supervisor in the 2nd District of Yuba County.

Mike has served the 2nd District in Yuba County since 2015 in this time he has been a voice for the people. Mike "withdrew" from the Cal Pers retirement program offered by the county - As he stated elected Reps. should not build a retirement on the back of the people whom elected them. This is a principle he argued at the last election.

We have approved funding for 4 blocks of sidewalks and streetlights surrounding Cedar Lane School in west Linda the construction is charted to commence in the next year.


Feather River Blvd is getting a multi-family project behind the cloverleaf market.

The sidewalks and lighting are also scheduled to be installed in this area -

Mike's participation on SACOG (Sacramento Area of Governments) has brought funding to Marysville for the 5th street project.



The SACOG budget was in jeopardy of being allocated elsewhere yet through working with SAGOG he stopped that and retained the funding for projects in Yuba County and Marysville on your behalf.


Economic development, bringing jobs and businesses to our area is the pathway to prosperity for all.

We now have taken action to bring infrastructure that will allow new business to relocate to Yuba County.

We took steps to eliminate Yuba county's unfunded liabilities through cal-pers. we

established a "Cal PARS" account that is working to eliminate our liabilities.


The Marysville Ring levee funding was entered into the presidential budget proposal after years of work from the water agency and a simple request made directly to the president., “I simply asked him for help on the issue and it showed up on his budget.”


Yuba Sutter Transit - the contract was up for the provider so we preformed an RFP and interviewed many providers. Selecting a new provider for service that came with some rather interesting benefits to the community. The result, all of the employees have received increases in salary and benefits and the overall providers budget has gone down. The employees were so happy that someone did something for their benefit.


Mike is Chair of Yuba Sutter Transit.


Area4 on Aging. Mike serves Area4 to ensure funding for our seniors in projects that matter to them.

Ellis Lake,


Mike is a proponent for bringing fresh water back into Ellis lake and restoring it's beauty he is on the YWA /Marysville Ad Hock to develop a plan to clean up the lake. Mike desires to see this effort through to completion.


lf you want to know more about Mike and what he does please visit leahy or contact him.


Mike Leahy

By Stephen Frank, California Political Review


We know Gavin Newsom lied about his opposition to the High Speed Rail.  We know that Newsom decided to force 80,000 independent truckers into corporation workers and union bribe payers.  We know that Newsom has declared war on California  farmers by limiting water allocations to make up for the Trump Federal increase in water to farmers.  I do not have to tell you why he is forcing our kids from k-12 to be proficient in the terms, use and actions of sex, while keeping them under the control of failed schools by working to kill off charter schools.  Reasons for Recall are many.

If you are an opponent of the Newsom actions and want to support it, there are two petitions—you can sign both—demanding a Recall of Guv Newsom.  You can donate to either, ask for petitions to distribute and get signed.  Beware of those using the Recall to raise money for their own goals—NOT the Recall of Newsom.


 “Meanwhile: The California Republican Party has sent a fund-raising pitch seemingly embracing an effort to recall Newsom. 


GOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson said money raised would go to the party, not the recall backers, the Sacramento Bee reported.


A long shot: Qualifying a recall for the ballot could cost $10 million. In its most recent filing, the California Republican Party had $1.6 million in the bank, and many legislative seats to defend.”


You read that right—“ GOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson said money raised would go to the party, not the recall backers, the Sacramento Bee reported.”


Glad to see the California Republican party took a strong stand against Governor Newsom.


The CRP could at little cost promote the Recall petitions, get the Counties to promote the petitions, ask people on their lists to support the Recall.  But asking for money for the Recall then announcing the money is NOT going to be spent on the Recall is a problem.  I am sure they will correct this.

Submitted by Robert C. Armstrong, Chairman,, New California Yuba County


 The 2nd Monday of every Month.  At Casa Carlos in Marysville.

Address: 413 6th St, Marysville, CA 95901

Meeting Starts at 6:30 pm


The Next New California State Town Hall is 


January 11th 2020

Smartsville Community Church

8426 Main, Smartsville, CA 95977

Town Hall Starts at 4:00 pm 6:30 pm

Yuba County, Ca.


Yuba County Sheriff Wendell Anderson announced a new program geared toward Yuba County citizens interested in learning more about the Sheriff’s Department.


 The Citizens’ Academy will highlight different units and functions of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, as well as provide an overview of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.  Topics to be covered include Patrol Operations, Corrections, Dispatch, K-9, Search and Rescue, SWAT, and Crime Scene Investigation.  The academy is for informational purposes only, and not an employment opportunity.


 The program will start Wednesday, January 16, 2020, and be held every Wednesday night from 6 to 8:30 PM through April 3, 2020.  Interested applicants must be 18 years old and complete an application, including a mini-background check.  Please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 530-749-5103 for more information.

A group of concerned taxpayers have done a little investigating. This is what they discovered after calling the Election Offices and County Auditors Offices in the Yuba College "service areas". As you will see, only a portion of Yolo, Placer and Butte County will vote and will be taxed on the Yuba College School Bond.

So, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa County will be paying the lion's share of this $228 Million School Bond.


Who will vote on it?




Placer County Area 1- Approx 63 voters

Butte County - South East Rural Area - 256 voters

Yolo County - District 5 and part of Dist 6 - 16,000 voters

Sutter County - All of Sutter County - Over 46,087 voters

Yuba County - All of Yuba County - Almost 34,000 voters

Colusa County - All of Colusa County - Over 9,000 voters




We are currently paying on 4 Yuba College School Bonds. How much longer will we be paying on these school bonds?

Hold on to your britches folks!!!!!!


To help house displaced farm animals during times of disaster, portable livestock pens have been deployed to seven fairgrounds around California. The pens, purchased through a partnership between the California Farm Bureau Federation’s charitable foundation and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, were formally dedicated during a ceremony today at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City.

 “During wildfires, floods and other emergencies, farmers and ranchers take great care to be sure their animals can be safely evacuated, often to nearby fairgrounds,” CFBF President Jamie Johansson said. “These portable livestock pens will make it easier for fairgrounds to fulfill their role as shelters during disasters.”

 After the Camp Fire ravaged part of rural California last year, the California Bountiful Foundation—a charitable foundation established by CFBF—created a Farm and Rural Disaster Fund. Donations from 50 individuals and companies allowed the foundation to contribute $75,000 toward purchase of the portable livestock pens.

 With additional funds from CDFA, a total of 280 pens were acquired. CDFA has distributed 40 pens apiece to fairgrounds in Anderson, Auburn, Lakeport, Merced, San Mateo, Ventura and Yuba City. Manufactured by Plymouth Industries of Nebraska, the panels to create the pens are stored on racks so they can be quickly mobilized and transported during a disaster.

 “Already this fall, we’ve seen the pens used to help livestock during the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County,” Johansson said. “We also look forward to having them used for happier occasions, such as ongoing events at county fairgrounds around the state.”

 For more information about the Farm and Rural Disaster Fund, see the CFBF website at  

Yuba City, Ca.


 The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced their Monday, December 2, 2019 meeting will be a Special Movie Night featuring the Dennis Michael Lynch film “They Come to America IV – The Cost of Politics.” 


The 4th installment of the Dennis Michael Lynch “THEY COME TO AMERICA” film series documents events on our Southern border emphasizing why we need a wall and more U.S. Border Patrol assets, now.  The film shows how politicians use the immigration issue to wedge Americans against each other. 


DML also focuses on the San Diego border and how the sewage, industrial and Medical waste, and toxic chemicals are flowing in from the Tajuana River polluting US waterways.


In addition to the wall, the movie shows why we need more border assets and Border Patrol Agents all across the border especially Florida, the Bahamas, and U.S. Islands where 100’s of illegal aliens enter weekly along with $ Billions in every type of drugs.


U.S. Border Patrol Agent Chris Harris explains how the cartels control the borders and how the increase in drug smuggling has increased the assaults of border patrol agents and citizens.  Rhetoric from the liberal open-border Democrats have caused a massive increase in asylum seekers, including terrorists.


President Trump promised to implement E-Verity for all employers during his 2016 campaign for President.  To date , he has done nothing, not even one tweet.  The National Chamber of Commerce and the open-border Democrats have tied his hands.  Hopefully when he is re-elected in 2020, he will fulfil this campaign promise.


Don’t forget – If time permits, our regular feature “In The News” with Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio Host and President of the New California State movement, will follow our Special Movie.  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, December 2, 2019, at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991.  Contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409. 


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Terry Spies, Yuba County Superior Court Self-Help Attorney, Family Law Facilitator, and Family Court Services Director, announces her candidacy for the office of Yuba County Superior Court Judge. This office is the judicial position that will be vacated by the Honorable Kathleen O’Conner upon the completion of her term in January 2021.


terry Spies Terry was raised in Yuba County, attended Kynoch Elementary School, Anna McKenney Intermediate School, and is a graduate of Marysville High School. Terry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Humphrey’s College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Lincoln Law School. Terry has worked in the Superior Court of California in both Sutter and Yuba Counties for over 29 years. 


For over 15 years Terry has served as the Yuba County Superior Court Family Law Self-Help Attorney, Family Law Facilitator, attorney for the access to justice programs, and 6 years as the Family Court Services Director.  Terry was trained in mediation services at the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University, and was admitted to the United States Supreme Court on June 27, 2011.  For the past three years Terry has served as a temporary judge in the Yuba County Superior Court.   



Terry is a member of the Marysville Kiwanis Club and Yuba-Sutter Bar Association.  Terry volunteers for various local non-profit organizations: The Starting Place and SoYouCan, providing meals, clothing and gifts in our community; SewMuchMore, sewing fidget and infant blankets; and Reuben Comfort Dog providing emotional support for community members, children, veterans, first responders and victims of crisis and trauma. 


Terry has a strong work ethic.  Terry was the first in her family to graduate college, obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Humphrey’s College in three years while working part-time at a civil defense law firm.  As a single mother of two daughters, Terry attended law school at night in Sacramento while also working full-time in the Superior Court as a Manager and as a waitress on weekends.


Terry’s experience provides a thorough understanding of the court process which makes a critical difference on the bench.  “In addition to my qualifications for the position of Yuba County Superior Court Judge, I have the experience and temperament to be fair, just, impartial, and courteous to the public and the bar.  I will review and hear each case in accordance with the law, and provide thoughtful judgments to best serve the people of Yuba County.”