On May 19th there will be a Meet and Greet from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the VFW 4095, 4956 Powerline Road, Olivehurst, it is a pot luck and we are inviting everyone to come and Meet Teng Saechao for Sheriff, and also Joan Saunders who is running for District ONE. So feel free to come out and enjoy.

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I have more than 26 years of law enforcement experience serving the citizens of Yuba County. During my experience here, I have worked as a supervisor, detective, special weapons and tactics officer, field training officer, field training officer coordinator, patrol, and community service and correctional officer. I have a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. I am a member of Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society. I am pro Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) and I support the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. I am a former interpreter, private pilot, and real estate agent. I have the training, experience, background, and vision to lead the department in a new direction of efficiency and strength.

If elected, I will restructure, streamline, and consolidate resources wherever possible to promote effective allocation and eliminate wasteful spending. I will diversify the department, create a Citizens’ Advisory Council, and implement new programs and strategies to address the rising crime rates, out-of-control traffic, and transient issues. For more information, please visit my website at www.tengsaechaoforsheriff.com. Thank you for your support and remember to vote for me on June 5, 2018.

More information about Teng Saechao and his campaign can be found on his website, https://tengsaechaoforsheriff.com. The site includes biographical information about Saechao and a calendar of upcoming events, as well as his positions on many of the important issues affecting Yuba County.

May 7th, at 6:30 Yuba and Sutter Supervisor Candidates will be held at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, Ca. Yuba County Distr. 1 Andy Vasquez, David Joyce and Joan Saunders, Distr. 5 Randy Fletcher, John Mistler and Alton Wright. Sutter County Distr. 3 Paul Basi, Bert Manuel and Mike Ziegenmeyer

 

May 7th 6:30 to 8:30 Candidate's Night for Yuba and Sutter Superintendent of Schools. Candidates Dr. Bal Dhillon, Joe Hendrix, Tom Reusser and Dr. Francisco Reveles of Yuba County. at Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Rd. Yuba City

 

May 16 At 6:00 Candidate Night for 5th District Supervisors, Assessor candidate's and Sheriff's candidates. At the Alcouffe Community Center located at 9185 Marysville Road in Oregon House, California.

 

May 17 11a.m. Meet and Greet Luncheon Forum at the Hillcrest Plaza room 210, Julie Dr. Yuba City. The invited candidates will be from Yuba County. Event is put on by the Sutter Yuba Republican Women Federated. Buffet is $16. RSVP Cheryl 530-671-9128

May 21, 2018 Sutter County District Attorney Town hall More information to come

Alton Wright will be holding a Meet & Greet titled, “What’s on your mind?” this Saturday, May 5, 5-7 p.m. at the Willow Glen, 13809 Willow Glen Rd, Oregon House.

Sacramento, Ca.

Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) is pushing legislation to restructure the management and operation of the State Water Project. Under current law, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) owns and operates facilities that are part of the State Water Project, like Oroville Dam. The same department is also responsible for overseeing dam safety. Gallagher’s Assembly Bill 3045 would move the operation and maintenance of the State Water Project from DWR to an independent body.

“The Department of Water Resources is both the owner/operator and state regulator of Oroville Dam. This is a clear conflict of interest. We don’t allow any other industry to regulate itself, and state government shouldn’t be exempt,” said Gallagher. “We also need greater independent oversight and transparency when it comes to the operation of the State Water Project,” Gallagher continued.

Gallagher’s legislation would create a new State Water Project Commission to operate the State Water Project independently and in a more transparent manner. It would also include experts in risk-management, engineering, and water rights, as well as a representative recommended by Butte County to represent the interests of downstream communities that bear the most risk of Oroville Dam.

AB 3045 passed out of the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on a bipartisan vote of 15-0 today. The bill now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for further consideration.

its share of Animal Control costs

The Sutter County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 24, approved payment of $255,891 to Sutter Animal Services Authority as its share of the 2018-2019 Animal Control budget. Under a Joint Powers Agreement between Sutter County, Live Oak, and Yuba City, the City of Yuba City operates the animal shelter and is the employer of record for the staff. In a formula based on population, Yuba City is responsible for 69 percent of the cost of Animal Control Services, Sutter County 22 percent, and Live Oak nine percent. Yuba City’s contribution in 2018-2019 will be $820,160. The overall budget of $1,334,634 is an increase of $37,960.

This was item number 8 on the agenda, and the agenda item is available to review here: https://www.suttercounty.org/agenda/agendaimage/item/12326/agenda_item_CAOSASAContribution

The video of the meeting is available at: http://suttercountyca.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID=1449&Format=None&MediaFileFormat=ismv

The Sutter County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved contracts for an asphalt overlay of three sections of Pleasant Grove Road in southern Sutter County, as well as a 500 foot section of guard rail on a curve in Pass Road in the Sutter Buttes.

The Board awarded a contract to Teichert Construction Co. of Roseville for $833,751. Teichert was the lowest of nine responsible bidders, coming in $180,000 below the highest bidder, Escheman Construction. The contract is for an asphalt overlay on three segments of Pleasant Grove Road, for a total of 3.3 miles of overlay: from Sankey Road to Keys Road, from Howsley Road to Catlett Road, and from Kempton Road to Betz Road.

The Board awarded a contract to Highway Specialty Company Inc. of Redding, for $22,900, the lowest of four bids, for 500 feet of guardrail in a curve on Pass Road in the Sutter Buttes, about a mile from Lemenager Road. The highest bid was for $146,650 by Swierstok Enterprise Inc.

Sacramento, Ca.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Sacramento Section this week named the Yuba Goldfields 100-year Interim Flood Control Project the winner of the 2017 outstanding small - less than $5 million - project of the year award.

Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority’s interim flood risk reduction project, done in partnership with Yuba County and the Yuba County Water Agency, among others, reduces flood risk for the communities of Linda, Olivehurst and Plumas Lake from flood waters exiting the Yuba Goldfields during a 100-year or greater flood event.

“The Goldfields 100-year Interim Flood Control Project is a creative solution in a very dynamic environment involving active mining,” said Paul Brunner, executive director of TRLIA. “We used local funds to design the project, obtain environmental clearances, and negotiate agreements with the local mining companies to allow project construction on their properties, and to construct the project expeditiously to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency accreditation requirements.”

The Yuba Goldfields is an area located along the south side of the Yuba River at the northeastern end of Reclamation District 784 in Yuba County, and is a site used for mining. Following a hydraulic evaluation in 2010, and as a result of the decades of extensive mining, an area along the southern embankment was identified as being susceptible to overtopping and breaching during a 100-year or greater flood event and was considered an unacceptable flood risk.

To address the immediate 100-year flood risk, TRLIA and other stakeholders including YCWA, Yuba County, RD 784, the California Department of Water Resources, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA and three mining companies, developed an interim embankment to be constructed using the dredge tailings – a mixture of cobble, gravel and sand – from the local mining operations to form a barrier.

“This collaborative effort resulted in a very low-cost project that was constructed quickly to significantly reduce flood risk for several southern Yuba County communities,” said YCWA General Manager Curt Aikens.

As a result of using the on-site material donated by the local mining companies, the 10,000 foot embankment was constructed in three months by moving 260,000 cubic yards of existing dredge tailings, at a cost of approximately $600,000.

The interim 100-year embankment will be in place until a solution that meets the criteria for 200-year levees can be implemented.

Noting that programs in new federal farm legislation have the potential to benefit everyone in California, the leader of the California Farm Bureau Federation welcomed the release of draft legislation by the House Agriculture Committee. The release marks a key milestone in updating the multi-year farm bill that expires Sept. 30.

“Although it’s known as the farm bill, the legislation truly touches on everyone—first of all, because everyone eats, but also because of the conservation, research, trade and other programs it contains,” CFBF President Jamie Johansson said. “Representing farmers and ranchers in the nation’s No. 1 farm state, Farm Bureau will advocate for programs of particular importance to California’s diverse agricultural landscape.”

For example, he said, as farmers throughout the state struggle to hire enough people to harvest crops, CFBF will seek increased research into technology to mechanize farming tasks.

“Agricultural innovation benefits not only farmers and their employees, but also people who work at California technology companies and universities seeking to make mechanization more practical,” Johansson said. “The farm bill also encourages development of new food and agricultural products that create new opportunities throughout the economy.”

Johansson said Farm Bureau will seek continued and enhanced commitment to farm bill programs that promote environmental stewardship.

“Current farm bill programs have helped farmers, ranchers and foresters promote air, water and soil health, and those programs should remain a priority,” he said. “The new farm bill should also enhance programs to expand access to developing foreign markets. Those programs lead to jobs in rural California but also in urban settings such as ports, marketing firms and export companies.”

Discussions of farm-bill issues will likely continue for the next several months, Johansson said, adding that Farm Bureau “will remain active in advocating for farm and nutrition programs that will serve Californians for years to come.”

May 7th, at 6:30 Yuba and Sutter Supervisor Candidates will be held at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, Ca. Yuba County Distr. 1 Andy Vasquez, David Joyce and Joan Saunders, Distr. 5 Randy Fletcher, John Mistler and Alton Wright. Sutter County Distr. 3 Paul Basi, Bert Manuel and Mike Ziegenmeyer

May 16, at 6:00 Candidates Night in the Foothills the Alcouffe Community Center, 9185 Marysville Rd. in Oregon House.

May 16 At 6:00 Candidate Night for 5th District Supervisors, Assessor candidate's and Sheriff's candidates. At the Alcouffe Community Center located at 9185 Marysville Road in Oregon House, California.

May 17 11a.m. Meet and Greet Luncheon Forum at the Hillcrest Plaza room 210, Julie Dr. Yuba City. The invited candidates will be from Yuba County. Event is put on by the Sutter Yuba Republican Women Federated. Buffet is $16. RSVP Cheryl 530-671-9128

Alton Wright will be holding a Meet & Greet titled, “What’s on your mind?” this Saturday, April 28, 4-7 p.m. at the Ponderosa Community Center, 17103 Ponderosa Way, Brownsville.

John Mistler (Yuba County 5th District Supervisor Candidate) will be holding a Meet and Greet April 26 at the Hallwood Women's Club, Highway 20 in Hallwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

April 18, Candidates Forum 6:00 Yuba County Supervisor District 5 Candidates Randy Fletcher, Alton Wright and John Mistler. At 7:00 Yuba County Sheriff Candidates Wendell Anderson and Teng Saechao. Located at the Yuba Government Center 915 8th Street Marysville.

April 19, 11a.m. Meet and Greet Luncheon Forum at the Hillcrest Plaza room 210, Julie Dr. Yuba City. The invited candidates will be from Sutter County. Event is put on by the Sutter Yuba Republican Women Federated. Buffet is $16. RSVP Cheryl 530-671-9128

April 19, 6:00-9:00 a question and Answer event for Sutter County Sheriff Candidates. Put on by American Legion Post 705 of Yuba City. Veterans Hall 1425 Veteran's Circle, Yuba City.

April 23 at 6:00, 5th District Supervisor Candidate Forum at the Foothill Lions Club 5667 Fruitland, Rd. Loma Rica. Candidates Randy Fletcher, John Mistler and Alton Wright. Sponsored by the Yuba-Sutter Democratic Club.

May 7th, is Sutter Co. Superintendent of Schools Town Hall. at Tea Party more info. to come.

May 17 11a.m. Meet and Greet Luncheon Forum at the Hillcrest Plaza room 210, Julie Dr. Yuba City. The invited candidates will be from Yuba County. Event is put on by the Sutter Yuba Republican Women Federated. Buffet is $16. RSVP Cheryl 530-671-9128

John Mistler (Yuba County 5th District Supervisor Candidate) will be holding a Meet and Greet April 26 at the Hallwood Women's Club, Highway 20 in Hallwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Marysville, CA –

The Yuba County Superior Court is looking for qualified volunteers to serve on the 2018-2019 Grand Jury. We encourage Yuba County residents to join and be part of this exhilarating opportunity to improve your community. The 19-member Grand Jury will take the official oath of office on June 28, 2018 for a one year term.

Yuba County Grand Jury’s responsibilities will include:

· · Assessing the performance of local agencies and ensuring that it is proper and ethical;

· · Providing recorded reports to government agencies for review;

· · Consideration of citizen’s complaints, inquiries & complements of local government agencies;

· · Verification that our local tax dollars are wisely spent;

· · Evaluating conditions at our county’s jails and facilities.

As grand jurors you will receive state training, attend tours, briefings and visit local government agencies. You will gain knowledge regarding the workings of Yuba County public agencies to help assess areas in need of improvement and compliance with laws. Please take a moment to review past Grand Jury reports, investigations and responses from the appropriate agencies which are posted online at www.YubaCourts.org . You are qualified to serve on the Grand Jury if you are a resident of Yuba County for at least one year, a United States citizen and at least 18 years old. You must have sound judgment, and have sufficient knowledge of English. Interested citizens will apply prior to May 1, 2018. Grand jurors will receive a small stipend and mileage reimbursement.

The Grand Jury selection process includes Superior Court judges reviewing applications and interviewing qualified applicants. A background investigation of qualified candidates is performed. The final selection of the 19-member panel is achieved by a random drawing of qualified candidates who are nominated and confirmed by Superior Court judges. The first 19 names drawn will be grand jurors and the remaining names drawn will be alternates in the order selected. Alternates are trained and ready to serve in place of panelists who cannot complete the one year term for any reason.

The application along with additional information is available online at www.YubaCourts.org on the Grand Jury tab, by telephoning the jury office at 530-740-1890 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alton Wright ( Yuba County 5Th District Supervisor Candidate) will be holding two Meet & Greets titled, “What’s on your mind?” The first will be Saturday, April 28, 5-7 p.m. at the Ponderosa Community Center, 17103 Ponderosa Way, Brownsville and the second will be Saturday, May 5, 5-7 p.m. at the Willow Glen, 13809 Willow Glen Rd, Oregon House.

Sacramento, Ca.

Assemblyman James Gallagher (R – Yuba City), was awarded Legislator of the Year from the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society for his leadership in support of Senate Bill 17. This bill promotes transparency in drug prices by requiring prescription drug manufacturers to provide purchasers justification for increasing drug prices in California.

“It was an honor to be recognized by the MS Society for my voting record. Consumers in my district deserve transparency in prescription drug pricing. My vote was about nothing more than trying to do the right thing,” said Gallagher.

The National MS Society helps each person affected by MS address the challenges of living with MS. The organizations helps by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward.

April 11, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Meet and Greet at the Sutter-Yuba Assoc. of Realtors 1558 Starr Drive. All Candidates in Sutter and Yuba Counties.

April 16, 6:30 p.m. -8:30p.m Candidates Town Hall Meeting with Sutter County Board of Supervisors District 3, Paul Basi, Manuel Bert, and Mike Ziegenmyer Hosted by Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots at the Church of Glad Tidings. 1179 Eager Rd. Yuba City.

April 16, Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Candidates Forum for Superintendent of Schools, Sutter and Yuba Counties. Will begin promptly at 6:30 at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, Ca. Sutter County Candidates Bal Dhillon, Joe Hendrix and Tom Reusser. Yuba County Superintendent of Schools Francisco Reveles is running unopposed. Hosted by The Feather River Tea Party Patriots

April 18, Candidates Forum 6:00 Yuba County Supervisor District 5 Candidates Randy Fletcher, Alton Wright and John Mistler. At 7:00 Yuba County Sheriff Candidates Wendell Anderson and Teng Saechao. Located at the Yuba Government Center 915 8th Street Marysville.

April 19, 11a.m. Meet and Greet Luncheon Forum at the Hillcrest Plaza room 210, Julie Dr. Yuba City. The invited candidates will be from Sutter County. Event is put on by the Sutter Yuba Republican Women Federated. Buffet is $16. RSVP Cheryl 530-671-9128

April 19, 6:00-9:00 a question and Answer event for Sutter County Sheriff Candidates. Put on by American Legion Post 705 of Yuba City. Veterans Hall 1425 Veteran's Circle, Yuba City.

April 23 at 6:00, 5th District Supervisor Candidate Forum at the Foothill Lions Club 5667 Fruitland, Rd. Loma Rica. Candidates Randy Fletcher, John Mistler and Alton Wright. Sponsored by the Yuba-Sutter Democratic Club.

May 7th, is Sutter Co. Superintendent of Schools Town Hall. at Tea Party more info. to come.

May 17 11a.m. Meet and Greet Luncheon Forum at the Hillcrest Plaza room 210, Julie Dr. Yuba City. The invited candidates will be from Yuba County. Event is put on by the Sutter Yuba Republican Women Federated. Buffet is $16. RSVP Cheryl 530-671-9128

The Moderator, Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio, 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.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend. 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.

John Cox, candidate for California Governor, will be the guest speaker at the Sutter County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner on Wednesday, April 18. The theme of the dinner is “Protecting our Children and Our Second Amendment Rights.” Senator Jim Nielsen and Assemblyman James Gallagher are planning to attend as well as many candidates for local offices.

The dinner will be held at the Plaza Room at Hillcrest Plaza, 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City starting with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door if space is available. Tables of 8 may be purchased for $150.

Central Committee members are also selling tickets on a 9 mm Glock 19 handgun at $5 a ticket or five tickets for $20. You need not be present for the gun raffle.

Sutter County Republican Central Committee Chairman Jerrie Libby encourages residents to attend to learn about Mr. Cox and his positions of interest to the Republican Party and the State of California.

Tickets for the dinner and gun raffle can be obtained by calling Lloyd Leighton at 530-671-6152 or Dee Adams at 916-838-4926. Tickets for the dinner are also on line at http://TICKETS.SutterGOP.org.

Yuba County Supervisor District 1 Candidate David Joyce will be holding a meet and greet event at Mom’s Diner Tuesday April 10th at noon. Mom’s Diner is located at 5915 Lindhurst Ave in Marysville.