By Stephen Frank

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is a racist school district. It is only 9% white—now we know why. It is so racist that if a school has “too many” white students (defined as 30% or more) teachers and aides are taken away, classes become larger. White students are NOT wanted in LAUSD. George Wallace must be laughing—and the confused Guv Brown, who claimed to be a civil rights advocate, is silent—his silence is open approval of the racist polices followed by LAUSD.

“Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body.

The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent.

In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years.

The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s.
Yes, you understand correctly a COURT ordered the racist policies forty years ago—and the Left running the schools have never thought to challenge the corruption—instead they are worried about illegal aliens getting sanctuary, rather than wanting a racist free environment for American citizens. Even Alabama would never think about these policies in the 1950’s. Want racism—look at LAUSD.

1090962 548702885166759 516761302 o  3 29 17Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for Firearms Policy Coalition

Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announced Craig DeLuz, Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the Firearms Policy Coalition, will be the Special Guest Speaker for their Monday, April 3, 2017 meeting.

Craig DeLuz is a well-known conservative activist, writer, public speaker, and media commentator in the Sacramento Region. He currently serves as the Director of Legislative & Public Affairs for the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC). The FPC is a 501(c)4 grassroots, non-partisan, public benefit organization whose purpose and objective is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the People’s rights, privileges and immunities deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition, especially the inalienable, fundamental, and individual right to keep and bear arms.

Mr. DeLuz will be discussing the state of our Second Amendment Rights in California and the rest of the West Coast. He will review the latest gun rights abuses signed into law last year, Proposition 64, and laws already introduced this legislative session, and actions pending in court.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will discuss issues of the day.

The meeting will be at the Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no membership requirement and no charge. Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to socialize with like-minded neighbors, enjoy the refreshments, and get a front-row seat.

Contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online www.SutterButtesTeaParty.org

By Stephen Frank

The new budget of Guv Brown includes a 42% increase in gas taxes and a $65 dollar increase in the vehicle registration fee. Democrats love taxes—lot of them. The so-called “moderate” State Senator Bob Hertzberg has a bill to increase gas taxes 12 cents a gallon, a $38 increase for in vehicle registration fees for regular cars and a $100 vehicle registration increase for cars with zero emissions.

The goal is not to fix our roads, they have plenty of money for that. No, if they stopped using gas taxes for bike lanes, walking and horse trails, trains and buses, we would be able to fix our roads and streets. Instead the Brown and Hertzberg taxes are meant to penalize the poor and middle class—making car ownership too expensive—forcing folks onto money and time losing trains and other government transportation—to control how and where we live, work and play.

Remarks on the House Floor by Congressman McClintock

Any discussion of the American Health Care Act needs first to consider where we will be without it. Obamacare is collapsing. More people are paying the steep tax penalty or claiming hardship exemptions than are choosing to buy Obamacare policies. In a third of the counties across America, there is only one provider to choose and soon we will see counties where there are no providers at all. Obamacare premiums soared an average of 25 percent last year, and we’re warned this year will be worse.

I have strongly advocated that the House address this crisis in a single comprehensive bill that fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with a healthy, competitive market.

Instead, we rely on the reconciliation process to bypass Democratic obstructionism in the Senate. This only allows us to repeal parts of Obamacare and enact only parts of a replacement. Finishing the job will require administrative actions and follow-up legislation requiring Senate Democrats to cooperate – something not very likely. So we need to ask if this bill alone is enough to produce a better healthcare system for the vast majority of people.

Its biggest defects are its failure to restore to consumers the freedom to shop across state lines and to fully free consumers from purchasing coverage they don’t need and don’t want. I fear that in states where insurance commissioners refuse to approve innovative replacement plans, consumers will be stuck in a market still governed by Obamacare mandates.

Critics cite the Congressional Budget Office estimate that “24 million Americans will lose their coverage.” But this conclusion is based largely on the premise that unless people are forced to buy health insurance, they won’t. In fact, people won’t buy health insurance that’s not a good value for them – and clearly Obamacare isn’t. We envision a vigorous buyers’ market where plans across the country compete to offer consumers better services at lower costs, tailored to their own needs and wants.

And this is the AHCA’s biggest achievement: replacing coercion with choice for every American. It ends the individual mandate that forces Americans to buy products they don’t want. It ends the employer mandate that has trapped many low-income workers in part-time jobs. It begins to restore consumers’ freedom of choice -- the best guarantee of quality and value in any market. It allows Americans to meet more of their health-care needs with pre-tax dollars. It relieves the premium base of the enormous costs of pre-existing conditions by moving them to a block-granted assigned risk pool.

In making this transition, though, it’s important to leave no one in the lurch. That’s where we need to heed the CBO’s warning.

The fact that many low-income families could no longer afford basic health care is what produced Obamacare. When fully implemented, our reforms will correct the government mandates that trapped people in restricted markets that forced healthcare out of reach. But until then, the CBO warns that a 64-year old, for example, earning $26,500 will see her out-of-pocket health costs balloon from $1,700 to $14,600 per year. This is neither morally defensible nor politically sustainable.

The Budget Committee adopted my motion on a bipartisan vote to ask the House to correct this inequity by adjusting the tax credits to assure that health plans are within the financial reach of every family. I want to thank the leadership for responding to this motion by creating architecture in the bill to shift an additional $75 billion for this purpose.

As our pro-growth economic reforms cause incomes to rise and our health care reforms bring costs down, families will earn more and pay less for their health care, and reliance on these tax credits will recede. But we need a bridge from the present to the future, and we simply can’t get there without addressing the bill’s initial impact on older, low-income Americans.

It is also important that we assure stability in the Medicaid system as we transition to flexible state-run programs that correct the inequities of Obamacare that have pushed the elderly, blind and disabled to the back of the Medicaid line. This bill does so.

I wish it did everything necessary to restore an optimal health insurance market. But it moves us toward that goal, and even as a stand-alone measure, I am confident it will ultimately create a market in most states that will produce better services, greater choices and lower costs for the vast majority of Americans.

On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Oroville Republican Women Federated (ORWF) is launching their new evening meetings for those who find it difficult to attend afternoon ORWF General Meeting Luncheons.

The evening meetings will be called the “ORWF Satellite Group” and will feature a talk from Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea, at MUG SHOTS COFFEE HOUSE, 2040 Montgomery Street, Oroville with an $8 light dinner at 5:30 pm followed by a FREE talk from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

All are welcome.

Water System "Out of Whack"

After the federal Central Valley Project reported it expects to deliver only 65 percent of contract water supplies to its agricultural water contractors south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger said the announcement shows how operation of the state’s water system remains in need of an overhaul.

“In the alternate universe of California water, we can have floods, full reservoirs and a huge snowpack and still not have full water supplies. It boggles the mind,” Wenger said.

“Operation of our water system remains out of whack. We need to continue efforts to improve and expand the system,” he said. “In Congress, passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act last year marked an important step in addressing the system’s inadequacies. Congress must now follow through with measures such as Rep. David Valadao’s Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, which would offer longer-term ability to store and move water.”

Wenger said farmers and ranchers will also press Congress to modernize endangered-species laws, “to balance the goals of environmental restoration with the ability to provide the resources needed to grow food and farm products.”

At the state level, he said, California must move as quickly as possible to invest money from the Proposition 1 water bond into storage projects that provide the state with more ability to store water in wet winters such as this.

“Improved storage capacity, both above and below ground, is crucial to California’s long-term ability to withstand droughts, protect against floods and gain the flexibility needed to allow people and the environment to thrive,” Wenger said.

The Yuba County Water Agency has approved a loan to Reclamation District 2103 for up to $200,000 to help cover the costs of necessary levee repairs on the Bear River.

During the February storms, a critical section of channel bank, located on the north side of the Bear River Levee, approximately a quarter mile east of Highway 65, eroded due to high river flows. YCWA’s loan will cover 90 percent of the repair work, completed several weeks ago.

“One of YCWA’s fundamental missions is to improve public safety for the people of Yuba County,” said YCWA Board Chairman Brent Hastey. “We work closely with the local Reclamation Districts to ensure the integrity of the levees to reduce our local flood risk.”

RD 2103 oversees 9.8 miles of levee and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Dry Creek levee, Bear River levee and the San Joaquin drainage canal, which provide protection to the City of Wheatland and surrounding agricultural lands.

“RD 2103 closely monitors levees during high water events,” said Tom Engler, RD 2103 district engineer. “With limited financial resources it is really helpful to have a funding partner like YCWA to help us respond to these critical areas before they get worse or cause significant damage.”

44 truckloads of crushed rock were delivered to shore up the banks from continued erosion, but further damage occurred on the levee roads as a result of the heavy trucks used to assist in the repair efforts.

YCWA’s loan will cover 90 percent of the total costs for the project – approximately $60,000 for the initial erosion work, $48,000 to re-rock the damaged road and hydro-seed for additional erosion protection, and approximately $80,000 for post-project environmental permitting and potential mitigation. Initial erosion repair work was completed under emergency authority on Feb. 15, and the road repairs and hydro-seeding were completed March 3 during a break in the stormy weather.

RD 2103 has submitted for reimbursement through the California Office of Emergency Services, and is continuing to pursue state and federal funding to offset the costs.

by Senator Jim Nielsen

Sacramento, Ca.

Approximately 200 members of the Vietnamese American community traveled to Sacramento Monday to show their strong support of my colleague Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove). Those traveling from Orange County met at 1AM Monday morning for the drive to the State Capitol.

“Millions of our service men and women died for our freedom to speak. The unprecedented removal of a sitting senator for speaking on behalf of her constituents must be condemned. She and the Vietnamese American community are owed an apology.

“I am proud to join the community’s rally to support Senator Nguyen.”

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, February 23, Senator Janet Nguyen was physically escorted off the Senate Floor for speaking on behalf of her nearly one million constituents. As the first Vietnamese American to be elected to the Senate, Senator Nguyen spoke from the heart about the Senate honoring the late Senator Tom Hayden, a figure that triggers outrage in the Vietnamese community.

Sacramento, Ca.

Former Chairman of California’s state parole board, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) joined Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine), Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood, and Kings County Sheriff David Robinson in calling on all Californians to resist Democrat leaders’ push to make California a sanctuary state.

“Too many lives and communities have been harmed by cities that have gone rogue to make themselves a safe haven for criminals,” said Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama). “In San Francisco, Kate Steinle lost her young life to a convicted criminal who had been deported from the United States five times.”

“Sacramento County Sheriff Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff Deputy Michael Davis were killed in the line of duty by a man who was deported twice for committing several crimes, for membership in a drug cartel, and for entering the country illegally.”

Senate Bill 54, authored by Democrat Senate President pro Tempore, is a legislative proposal that would, among other things, prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies, school police and security departments from sharing information about criminals with federal officials.

Sacramento County Sheriff Jones said, “If SB 54 passes, we will allow dangerous career felons to be released onto our streets. We shouldn’t be endangering our communities and wasting resources by forcing law enforcement to repeatedly arrest foreign nationals who have been convicted of heinous crimes over and over.”

tim donnelly 3 8 17Sutter Yuba Republican Women Federated Luncheon

The Sutter Yuba Republican Women Federated proudly announce Tim Donnelly, California State Assemblyman, serving two terms, Leader of the largest Minuteman group in California, and Radio Talk show Host on Talk 960 will be our speaker at our lunch meeting Thursday March 16, 2017 11:30am at The Plaza Room, Hillcrest Plaza 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City. We hope you will join us, please call 671-4972 to make your reservation. Buffet Luncheon is $16.00.

Welcoming President Trump’s executive order for review of a disputed Clean Water Act rule, the president of the California Farm Bureau Federation said he hopes today’s action leads to a more cooperative approach to environmental regulation.

“California farmers and ranchers pride themselves in the care they show for the land, water and other resources entrusted to them,” CFBF President Paul Wenger said. “We want to work cooperatively to maintain and improve our land, not to be subject to confusing and sometimes contradictory rules from government agencies.

“We’re encouraged by the Trump administration’s action to roll back the ‘waters of the United States’ rule,” Wenger said. “At the same time, we recognize the executive order as the first step in what could be a long process to undo the confusion brought by the WOTUS rule.

“Ultimately, the goal should be to provide farmers and ranchers—in California and elsewhere—the freedom to farm their land productively and with environmental certainty, while pursuing compliance with the Clean Water Act through incentives rather than coercion.”

Today’s water supply announcement from the federal Central Valley Project shows the resiliency of nature and the limitations of California’s water supply system, according to the president of the California Farm Bureau Federation. After a wintertime recovery in precipitation, CFBF President Paul Wenger said “it’s a shame” the CVP can’t assure full water supplies to all of its customers.

“Just look at the numbers,” Wenger said. “The Sierra snowpack stands at 186 percent of average. Most key reservoirs hold higher-than-average supplies for the time of year. If the CVP can’t assure full supplies to all of its customers this year, what would be needed for that to happen?

“We understand this is a fish-first system now,” he continued, “because federal fisheries agencies have the first and last call on CVP water. We know the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act that Congress passed last year will help. But we obviously need to take further action to modernize our water system, our laws and our policies.

“One wet year won’t erase our long-term surface water deficit, and the current fish-first policies have also harmed groundwater supplies—an impact that is both serious and inexcusable.

“Farm Bureau remains committed to achieving a water system that benefits both our environment and our economy. We believe that can be achieved and we believe we can learn from wet years such as this one as well as from dry years. We will continue to work with elected representatives and agency officials with that goal in mind.”

The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 48,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.

San Francisco, Ca.

While recreational marijuana cannot be sold in California until January 2018, existing medical marijuana growers and future recreational marijuana growers will be eligible as of March 1 for PG&E’s agricultural energy rate.

The passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016 allows the state to license and regulate recreational marijuana cultivation and businesses.

“Cannabis is a legal crop in our state, like almonds and tomatoes. Agricultural growers now will be eligible for the same rate and energy efficiency programs as farmers of other crops,” said Deborah Affonsa, vice president of Customer Service at PG&E.

PG&E customers are eligible for agricultural energy rates if they have received a permit from their local jurisdiction for the cultivation of cannabis and if 70 percent or more of the annual energy use on the meter is for agricultural end-uses such as growing crops, pumping water for agricultural irrigation or other uses that involve agricultural production for sale which do not change the form of the product. The agricultural energy rate applies both to customers who grow cannabis outdoors and those who grow indoors in commercial greenhouses.

The agricultural energy rate does not apply to residential customers who can legally grow up to six marijuana plants inside a private residence per the state Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Previously, medical marijuana was not considered an agricultural product by PG&E, and growers were not eligible for the agricultural energy rate. Because medical marijuana can be grown and sold in California currently, licensed growers of medical marijuana are immediately eligible for the agriculture energy rate.

Cannabis growing operations can use an extremely large amount of electricity and are considered to be equivalent to other energy-intensive operations such as data centers.

“We’ve met with representatives of the emerging legal cannabis industry and listened to their needs. We are here to help our customers make smart, efficient and affordable energy choices. Now that cannabis is in California’s future, our next step is to work with these new agricultural customers and make this industry as energy efficient as possible,” said Affonsa.

PG&E’s agricultural rates are under the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission and the state of California.

Agricultural customers with questions about rates, rules and energy efficiency programs can learn more at pge.com/ag or contact PG&E’s dedicated Agricultural Customer Service Center at 1-877-311-3276.

chico women  3 1 17Once again, the Chico California Federation Republican Women stepped up in “Caring for America” a local community program associated with the National Federation of Republican women.

At the annual membership meeting February 11, 2017 Larry Wahl Butte Co. Supervisor accepted a check on behalf of VECTORS, from Chico Republican Women Troop Chair, Dee Oliver.

The monies are collected at each monthly luncheon meeting by placing “Troop Jars” on the tables and at the Chico Republican Women’s yearly fund raiser “Holiday Elegance”.

VECTORS, a transitional housing for veterans is free to use the donation as needed.

This is just one of many local organizations the Chico Republican Women support, throughout the year.

Membership is open to all Republican Women, 530-343-8843, for information.

Charles S. Poulos   3 1 17Chuck Poulos, a Marysville resident with a law office in Yuba City, California has been elected as the President of the Yuba Sutter Bar Association for 2017. Poulos is a graduate of California State University, Chico and King Hall School of Law at the University of California, Davis. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1975 and has maintained an office in the local area since 1977. Poulos has also been on the adjunct faculty at Chico State, Cal Northern Law School and other colleges and universities. He was the Yuba County Grand Jury Foreperson in 2014-2016. His law practice is now limited to family law.

Courtney Gengler has been elected Vice-President/President-Elect of the Bar Association for 2017. She maintains an office in Yuba City with her father, Robert Gengler, practicing in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, family law and juvenile law.

Melissa Poulos has been elected as the Secretary of the Bar Association. She is a graduate of Yuba City High School, California State University, Northridge and King Hall School of Law at the University of California, Davis. She is the Family Law Facilitator/Self Help Services Coordinator with the Sutter County Superior Court.

Jessica Hiller of California Rural Legal Assistance in Marysville, California has been elected at the Treasurer. She graduated from the University of California at Davis and from King Hall School of Law.

There is a decidedly King Hall flavor to the Bar Association officers as three of the four officers graduated from King Hall over a forty year span.

tea party Jake  3 1 17Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announced Jake MacAulay, Chief Operating Officer for the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), will be the Special Guest Speaker for their Monday, March 6, 2017 meeting.

Jake leads strategic plan implementation, provides programmatic leadership and speaks to groups across the country about the U.S. Constitution training classes. Jake established the American Club, a youth outreach program designed to support students to study The American View of Law & Government in public and private schools and colleges. IOTC has produced thousands of graduates in all 50 states with a full understanding of the Biblical principles on which America’s founding documents are based.

Jake was the former co-host of the syndicated talk show, The Sons of Liberty, he is an ordained minister and has spoken to audiences nation-wide, including college and high school campuses.

Jake has written over 43 articles and has been seen on Yahoo News, Fox News, The Blaze, AP, CBS, NBC, The Weekly Standard, and more...

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will discuss issues of the day.

The meeting will be at the Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no membership requirement and no charge. Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to socialize with like-minded neighbors, enjoy the refreshments, and get a front-row seat.

Contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online www.SutterButtesTeaParty.org

By Richard Cristdahl, OMD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

You’ve probably seen children, even toddlers on Television talking on a cellphone; they’re in advertisements smiling and having fun. So how old do you think your child should be to have a cellphone? Do you think cellphones are safe for children? Before you answer these questions let’s discuss some preliminary questions that you might not ask or know about like: How cellphones are tested for safety? What are they testing for? And why they use these tests?

 

Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) allows two different methods for certifying cellphones, Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin (SAM) and Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD). Testing a cellphone with SAM they use a plastic head, patterned from a 6’ 2” 180 pound man, representing about 3% of the U.S. population. A homogenized liquid containing 40 tissue samples of the head is poured into a hole at the top of this head and an electric probe is positioned within the hole. The cellphone to be certified is clamped to SAM approximately one-half-inch away from its head. They’re testing electric field intensities for Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), or how much radiation is absorbed into the soup within the head. If the maximum absorption is at or below the exposure limit of 1.6 W/kg, a threshold for heating the body, the phone is certified for sale. There is a ±30% tolerance of the SAM certification process. SAM doesn’t test for any specific organ, gland, or tissue just the soup. SAM doesn’t differentiate between men, women or children and is the only test ever used for cellphone certification.

 

FDTD testing is a computer algorithm and for decades has been the best way to simulate the amount of absorbed microwave radiation in tissues. In 1997 the FCC stated, “Currently, the finite-difference time-domain algorithm is the most widely accepted computational method for SAR modeling”. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses FDTD for testing medical microwave treatment devices. FDTD tests using the “Virtual Family” and can test for: any age either male or female, even pregnant with fetus; any body part or organ, eyes wearing glasses with or without metal frames; breasts in a bra with or without metal stays; glands and different tissues. FDTD costs less than SAM, and has never been used to certify cellphones. So why does the TCI choose a more expensive testing, one that is less accurate, can’t test the difference between men, women or children, and can’t test tissue, organs or glands? There’s no way to know for sure so I can only speculate trying to use common sense and some facts.

The TCI’s choice of size, inaccuracy, and SAM representing only large males, it’s reasonable to think they would rather test something that can absorb more radiation so their phones can be more powerful and still pass testing. Having a more powerful cellphone means better reception, less dead zones, and fewer dropped calls, creating a more desirable product.

 

If the TCI used FDTD and tested children and women, there could be cellphones that would not be certified or would have to have warning labels for these population groups that have higher absorption rates than large men. If organs, glands and tissue were tested especially brain tissue and parotid glands warning labels might be required stating how close a phone is to be held to your head. It’s reasonable to conclude that they’re cellphones being sold today that couldn’t pass the FCC “Safety Guidelines” if the FDTD testing was used. TCI uses the FCC “Safety Guidelines”, which allows cellphone certification if radiation intensities don’t heat your body within six-minutes of use.

May 30, 2011 The World Health Organization classified EMF/RF radiation a Class 2B Possible Carcinogen. May 27, 2016 our Governments National Toxicology Program completed $25 million rodent study initiated by the FDA that connected cell phone use to cancer. All this coupled with the TCI’s resistance to put warning labels on their cellphones denoting safe usage and in light of all the studies showing adverse health effects; it’s now time to educate yourselves and take action for your children’s safety. If you feel your child absolutely needs a cellphone please consider a 3G cellphone used only on an as needed basis. These phones radiate only when you’re talking, texting when sending or receiving, whereas a 4G phone radiates constantly. Cellphones are not safe for children and parents should wait one year after menarche or voice change before getting your teenager a 3G cellphone and monitor their use.

No Disruption in Service Anticipated

 

Brownsville, Ca.

 

A new breach in the Forbestown Ditch was discovered 2/7/17. Approximately 200 feet of the ditch has washed out, about 230 feet downstream of the previous breach that occurred on January 11. No residents or structures are in the vicinity of the breach.

 

The ditch feeds the NYWD treatment pond, the source of water for approximately 2500 residents. The treatment pond stores enough water for 10-14 days of potable water production, and this current storm is producing enough runoff below the breach to extend this timeframe. While no disruption in service is anticipated at this time, customers are again being asked to conserve water. A call with this new information went to customers of NYWD 2/8/17.

 

“Again we are asking our customers to avoid all unnecessary water-related activates until the ditch is repaired,” said Jeff Maupin, NYWD Manager. “The contractors have been out there, but it’s just not safe to begin any work until this storm passes. It’s hard to express how saturated the ground is in that area.”

 

Northstar Engineering of Chico and Duke Sherwood Contracting Inc. of Oroville are again performing the work. The previous January breach was repaired ahead of schedule and below budget. As with the previous breach, the affected area will be piped as the repair method.

 

“Piping the entire Forbestown Ditch is really what’s needed,” said Maupin, “until that is accomplished, we will always be dealing with an open ditch, exposed to the environment and subject to complications like this.”

 

The NYWD Board of Directors voted in December to pursue a $500,000 State grant to begin planning and engineering to pipe the Forbestown Ditch. Moving to a piped Ditch would lower the possibility of breaches like those experienced over the past month. A piped Ditch would also save a significant amount of water lost from seepage and evaporation, increase the amount of water available for irrigation customers and eliminate a vast majority of dirt, trash and contamination from entering the treatment pond.

Additional calls will go to NYWD customers as updates on the breach become available.

Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor

 

Our nation has come to a crossroads between two competing visions of the future that don’t easily reconcile. At such times as these, emotions run high.

 

The good news is that our institutions are the best ever designed to resolve such political disputes. In other countries, the government is the sovereign and rights flow from it to the people. In America, the people are sovereign.

 

But in America, the sovereign doesn’t govern. It hires help to govern during an election. In-between elections, the sovereign people debate how the hired help is doing. That’s the real debate: the one that goes on every day wherever Americans gather. And after that family discussion, we decide whether to fire the hired help or keep it for another cycle.

As long as we are TALKING WITH each other and not SHOUTING AT each other, our system works well.

 

Once in our history, we stopped talking with each other. That was the election of 1860.

 

That election was marked not by reconciliation, but by rioting in those regions where the opposition dominated. The opposition party refused to accept the legitimacy of the election itself. Political leaders pledged resistance to the new administration by any means necessary. They asserted the doctrine of nullification, the notion that any dissenting state or city that opposed federal laws could simply refuse to obey them. Finally came the secession movement – the ultimate rejection of our Constitution and the rule of law.

Have we not started down that road once again?

 

Even before this election, we saw violent mobs carrying foreign flags, physically attack Americans for the sole reason that they wanted to attend a political rally for the candidate of their choice. The violence in Berkeley last week warns us that this behavior is rising.

 

Some prominent elected officials are again asserting nullification by declaring their jurisdictions “sanctuaries” where federal immigration laws will simply be ignored. And in California, a formal secession movement is supported by nearly a third of the population of my own suffering state.

 

I have held more than a hundred town hall meetings in my district throughout the last eight years spanning the entire life of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements. Through all those heated debates, the police have never had to intervene. Until this weekend, in Roseville, when the Roseville Police Department determined that the size and temper of the crowd required a police escort to protect me as I left the venue.

 

The vast majority of the people attempting to attend the meeting were peaceful, decent and law abiding folks sincerely opposed to President Trump, wanting to make their views known to their elected representative. But there was also a well-organized element that came to disrupt – and disrupt they did.

 

In the last four elections, our country has turned dramatically away from the left. The Democrats have lost 67 House Seats, 12 Senate Seats, 10 Governors, more than 900 state legislative seats and now the Presidency. That happened in large part because those who opposed their policies talked with their neighbors about the future of our country.

Instead of pursuing that successful example, the radical left seeks not to persuade their fellow citizens by reason, but rather to impose its views by bullying, insulting, intimidating -- and, as in Berkeley, by physically attacking -- their fellow citizens.

 

This is not a tactic likely to change minds, but if it persists, it could tear down the very institutions of democracy that have served us so well for so long.

 

I would ask the many sincere citizens who have been caught up with this disruptive element, do you object because the President is breaking his promises? Or do you object because he is keeping them? And if your objection is because the President is keeping the promises he made, is that not because the sovereign people – your neighbors and fellow countrymen – directed these changes over the last four elections?

 

If your love of our Constitution is greater than your hatred of our President, I implore you to engage in a civil discussion with your fellow citizens. That is what true democracy looks like.

tea party  2 15 17Gun Owners of California

Yuba City, Ca.

 

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announced Sam Paredes, Executive Director, Gun Owners of California will be the Special Guest Speaker for their Monday, February 20, 2017 meeting.

 

Sam Paredes has been with Gun Owners of California (GOC) for over 35 years. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Gun Owners of America and Treasurer of Gun Owners Foundation.

 

GOC is a non-profit lobbying organization formed to protect and preserve our Second Amendment rights in California. Sam is a registered lobbyist, has testified in hundreds of legislative committee hearings and has advocated on behalf of the gun community before the California Fish and Game Commission, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Justice.

 

Mr. Paredes is a frequent speaker before conservative groups and has given workshops on “Confrontational Politics” in Missouri, Nevada and throughout California. He also serves as co-host of the “Just Guns” radio show, which is heard twice weekly on Money 105.5 FM in Sacramento.

 

GOC is the oldest pro-gun political action committee in the United States of America, having been at the forefront of the battle since assaults on the 2nd Amendment began. GOC functions as a 501(c)4 non-profit and operates exclusively from membership contributions and donations, utilizing funds to actively educate on issues and candidates.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will discuss issues of the day.

 

The meeting will be at the Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no membership requirement and no charge. Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to socialize with like-minded neighbors, enjoy the refreshments, and get a front-row seat.

 

Contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

 

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