Yuba City, Ca.


 The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Tom Del Beccaro, will be the Guest Speaker for their next meeting, Monday, September 16, 2019.


feather river Tom Del BeccaroTom Del Beccaro is an acclaimed author, speaker, and currently a columnist for Fox NewsFox Business, and the Epoch Times.  He is publisher of PoliticalVanguard.com, running daily commentaries along with other columnists.

As a radio and television commentator, Tom makes over 325 radio and TV appearances each year across the country that are heard and seen by millions. Tom has appeared Fox & Friends, Fox Business News, Newsmax, OAN, the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal and on KRON4 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tom is best known for his insightful commentary and public speaking on topics ranging from foreign policy to economic reform. By placing “the part in light of the whole,” Tom provides readers and listeners alike with a greater understanding of our times.

Tom is the former Chairman of the California Republican Party, was the Republican Party County Chairman of Contra Costa for three terms, and served as President of all 58 Republican Party County Chairmen in California.  In 2016, he ran for the United States Senate in California and defeated now U.S. Senator Kamala Harris in a statewide post-debate poll.


In addition to FoxNews.com, FoxBusiness.com and the Epoch Times, Tom’s opinion pieces have appeared in Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, Realclearpolitics.com, The Weekly Standard, Politico, The DailyCaller.com, USA Today, the Washington Times, the Sacramento Bee, The Orange County Register, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Breitbart.com. He has made thousands of radio appearances across the country and national shows on Breitbart.com, NewsMax and with such hosts as Lars Larson and the Dennis Prager Show.


His first book, “The New Conservative Paradigm,” is now in its second edition.  Tom’s newest book, “The Divided Era,” has garnered praise from many, like pollster Frank Luntz who said it “could define” presidential elections.


Tom lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a licensed Attorney, practicing business and real estate law.


Don’t forget – 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 Guest Speaker.  Paul will be discussing events of the day.


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


The meeting will be Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991.


Visit the Feather River Tea Party online https://featherriverteapartypatriots.ning.com


Contact Larry Virga or Carla Virga at (530) 755-4409

Disbursements will provide support to local homeless service providers


The Sutter Yuba Homeless Consortium (SYHC) is a coalition comprised of community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, local governments, and homeless advocates. The mission of the Sutter Yuba Homeless Consortium is to coordinate services to provide a continuum of care and maximize resources to better serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Sutter and Yuba Counties.

SYHC has been allocated $2,565,989.96 from the State of California’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP). Additionally, SYHC has received $840,764 from Round 1 of the California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) program. These long-awaited funds will assist homeless service providers in Sutter and Yuba Counties in expanding and enhancing vital services, including the development of new shelter and housing programs.


HEAP award recipients:

Habitat for Humanity                      $365,229

Regional Housing Authority             $690,000

Sutter County                                  $300,000

The Salvation Army                         $920,000

Yuba County Displaced Youth          $139,100

14 Forward                                        $35,000


CESH award recipients:

Adventist Health/Rideout                $100,000

Casa de Esperanza                           $135,000

The Salvation Army                         $294,490

Hands of Hope                                $149,745

Sutter County                                  $119,490



Lifelong local resident and owner of the Brick Coffee House Café in Marysville, Don Blaser, will run for Yuba County Board of supervisors, District 2, representing the Marysville area.


Don and Lavina Blaser TerritorialAs a third-generation farmer, Blaser worked with the family farming operations in Yuba, Sutter and Butte counties for 15 years until taking the position as Purchasing Agent and evolving into Vice President and Controller of Yuba City Steel Products. 16 years ago, after three decades at Yuba City Steel Products, Blaser, and his wife Lavina, made a major change, choosing to invest in the community they loved, by moving to downtown Marysville and opening the Brick Coffee House Café.


“Investing in Marysville just felt like the right thing to do,” said Blaser. “Lavina and I had our first date at the State Theater, our engagement party at the Lotus Inn and we frequented all the shops like Bradley’s, Schneider’s and Putman’s. I truly feel that Marysville is a hidden gem and deserves a chance to be great again.”


“When we started the Brick, this building was in disrepair and transients had taken over the patio area,” said Blaser. “It was so bad, that when Lavina cleaned the floor, everyone thought we had installed a new one! These 16 years have not been easy, but we are proud of what we’ve done for downtown.”


Blaser is Past President of the Marysville Business Improvement District and a former board member of the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce. He currently sits on the Marysville Joint Unified School District Career Technical Education Advisory committee and the Yuba-Sutter Employment Development Department Economic Development Strategy committee.


Blaser attended Sutter High, Yuba College and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Agricultural Economics.


Blaser’s experience with agriculture, business, government and Marysville give him the perfect background to lead as Supervisor for this District.


“I have a good relationship with City Hall and I think I can contribute to communications between the County and City to work on our biggest issues,” said Blaser. “I’ll be trying to help find solutions to reduce crime, increase tourism and tax revenue and invest in road repairs and infrastructure. It’s all tied together.”


“Marysville is certainly not boring,” said Blaser. “In a world with a lot of vanilla towns, we are more rocky road. We are still the arts and culture hub of the region and I truly feel we can be the jewel of Yuba County again.”


Don and Lavina recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. They have two children and four grandchildren. To learn more about Don, stop by the Brick anytime!

Yuba City, Ca.


Yuba City Councilmembers voted unanimously on Tuesday, August 20, to approve a 10-year waste management contract with Recology Yuba-Sutter. This final agreement has morphed significantly since the award of the bid to Recology in early 2018, reflecting the direction of the new council to bring the rates in line with neighboring jurisdictions, remove excessive requirements and give choice back to residents.


 “The revised and improved contract with Recology is the product of a great deal of hard work, negotiation, and analysis.  The contract is fair, reasonable, and contemporary with current state laws and regulations,” said Yuba City Mayor, Shon Harris. “I’m extremely appreciative of Recology for the professionalism and good faith they’ve shown throughout this process.”


 “I’m happy that the City Council worked together to make the right decision in the best interest of the citizens of Yuba City,” said Vice Mayor, Manny Cardoza. 


 The original contract bid required an entire new fleet of trucks, carts and dumpsters, mandated all residential customers move to the largest 96-gallon carts and altogether ignored the service of biosolid removal from the wastewater treatment plant.


 “The steps council took tonight protects both the city and the ratepayers for years to come. While this was one of the main issues that made me run for office, I am pleased that this council has corrected the deficiencies of the prior contract and provided a transitional rate increase over time to take care of our biosolids,” said Yuba City Councilmember, Dave Shaw. “This has been an issue for the city for more than two years.  As it was said tonight, it is time to move on.”


“The current level of service will not change, it does provide more flexibility for customers and senior discounts will not be affected,” said Yuba City Councilmember, Grace Espindola.


“It’s still hard to believe the process has gone on this long, but Recology employee-owners never gave up hope that we could continue to serve the community we truly love,” said Recology Assistant Group Manager, Dave Adler.

Beyond the noted changes, the new agreement removes any potential future liability for the closure of the Marysville landfill, it lowers overall future rate hikes and adds a variety of new services.


Due to new state mandates requiring commercial recycling, businesses and multi-family residences are seeing a recycling fee. In response, Recology volunteered to phase in the fees over 18 months and have hired a “Waste Zero Specialist” to work directly with individual businesses to make sure they are “right-sized,” paying for only the exact service they need.

“Not everyone wants to buy into waste zero, but the state is mandating that we get to that, so it’s our job to inform and train local companies and their employees on best practices,” said Recology Waste Zero Specialist, Brittni Hilbers.


Businesses affected by the new recycling fees can schedule a free site visit and waste audit by contacting a Recology Waste Zero Specialist at (530) 740-0439.


Yuba City, Ca.


The summer is almost over and Labor Day is coming up quickly.  We want to invite you to our first series of meetings.  Please open the attachment to view information about our upcoming event in September for Sutter-Yuba Republican Women Federated (SYRWF). 

Assemblyman James Gallagher will be kicking off the first meeting of the season.  This is a great opportunity to meet and greet our Assemblyman serving the Counties of Butte, Tehama, Yuba, Sutter, Glenn and Colusa. The Assemblyman has been very active in the Oroville Dam issues as well the Paradise fire. And of course at the end of our meeting there will be a Q & A.   Assemblyman Gallagher has valuable insight into the history of the dam and the forest fires that have plagued our state.

The luncheon is on September 19, 2019 at Hillcrest Catering, Plaza Rm. 210 Julie Drive in Yuba City, California.

The Buffet Luncheon is $17.00 and reservations are required. For reservations call Cheryl Brandwood at 530-671-9128. Doors open at 11:00

We have had the pleasure to work with Marcia Cecil, Executive Board Member and Treasurer.   In the past, she has worked very hard calling many of the SYRWF Members for reservations.   Frank and Marcia Cecil will be moving out of state to be closer to their family members.   May God bless both of them on their new adventure. 

At a kick-off event Wednesday night at Pasquini’s restaurant, lifelong Sutter County resident and third generation Live Oak farmer, Nick Micheli, announced his candidacy for Sutter County Supervisor, District 1.


nicolus Micheli Family prune bloom photo“Pasquini’s was founded by my great uncle, Dan, in 1925, it’s run by my cousin now, and is located in the heart of our family’s farming operation here in Live Oak,” said Micheli. “It was the perfect place to launch this new chapter.”

The Micheli family history in Live Oak started nearly 100 years ago when Dan Pasquini’s, sister, Annina, married Giovanni Micheli. Their three sons, Al, Justin and Roy (Nick’s grandfather), began farming large parts of Sutter County and started Micheli Brothers LLC and Lomo Receiving Co. Inc., a peach receiving and quality inspection business.

Nick Micheli now farms prunes, walnuts and almonds, and is Secretary and Treasurer of Lomo Receiving. He sits on the California Dried Plum board and the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau board.


Micheli’s decision to run comes after years of trying in vain as a private citizen to work on issues like public safety, road repair and transient issues.

“Sutter County has over $150 million in pension debt and our supervisor just voted himself a raise,” said Micheli. “It’s time for me to stop complaining and start making a difference.”  

Micheli is the chair of the Standing Tall for Veterans annual dinner which raises funds for the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand Down, assisting over 850 veterans each year. A Shriner and a Mason, Micheli is the local ambassador for the Sacramento Shriner’s Hospital for Children and chair of the Yuba-Sutter Masonic Bicycle Fund, donating nearly 40 bicycles each year to children who excel academically.

 Nick and his wife, Sasha, have a two-year-old daughter, Violet, named after Nick’s grandmother.

By Don Rae


  •  * Two illiterate anti-Israel and anti-American Congresswomen were told, politely, that they were not welcome in Israel because of their trash-talk about Israel and support of the “Palestinians.” Seems like a logical decision. It also appears that the US government is exercising a flawed relocation program for refugees when refugees who hate America are brought in. This self-destruct policy needs to change.
  •  * Ghost guns are showing up with increased frequency. Perhaps the ATF needs to take a more pro-active role in seeing that these illegal weapons are intercepted.
  • * According to the snowflakes, freedom means not having to listen to anything they don’t agree with. And, further, anyone who expresses an opinion not in keeping with their indoctrination needs to be attacked, beat up and shut up. Isn’t it wonderful what our public schools are teaching and the mainstream media is constantly promoting.
  • * A loving note to all illegal immigrants and wannabees. You left a hell-hole of a country to travel thousands of miserable miles full of extortion, rape, danger and death to get to the best country the world can offer – dragging your children along with you. Hopefully, you did not come here to turn America into the hell-hole you left. If you did, then turn around and make your stupid journey a round trip.
  • * The City of Needles, on the border of California, Arizona and Nevada, has suggested it might become a sanctuary city for California gun laws. Why not, the city officials ask? The entire State of California ignores federal laws by declaring themselves sanctuary cities for illegal invaders. In fact, cities all over the country are ignoring laws passed by Congress. Maybe Needles has the right idea. Maybe more jurisdictions need to follow suit. Imagine for a moment, a background check and a fee to buy one round of 22 caliber ammunition.
  • * This Omar woman who was elected by snowflakes says she does not believe America is great. She feels the expression is hypocritical. Perhaps she should take some quality time to get herself educated. For a start she should carefully read Dinesh D’Souza’s book “America, Imagine a World Without Her.”
  • * Consider that some $120 billion in wages earned by illegal invaders at jobs held in the United States are being sent to Central America through Western Union. Why not a tidy tax on this money to go into border control coffers?
  • * The Democratic Presidential debates have shown the electorate that all 20 Democrats are incompetent, illiterate and, frankly, nutty as can be.
  • * Our illustrious Postal Service has shown how brilliant they are. We sent a package to Oregon City, Oregon, recently. It went to Seattle, then to San Francisco, back to Seattle and back to San Francisco. 5 times this occurred before someone managed to deliver it where it was addressed. We tried again with a similar package a few weeks later. This one went to Honolulu and then to some small post office on the island. It languished there for a while before finally being dispatched to Oregon. This department needs some organizational overhaul.
  • * Did Californians elect Newsom to be the president of Guatemala?
  • * Oh, yes. Is Newsom opening his home to the criminals he is letting out of prisons?
  • * Corey Booker wants reparations for drug dealers. We would suggest reparations for the descendents of the 600,000 Union soldiers who were killed fighting against slavery in the Civil War.  That includes Black soldiers in the Union Army.
  • * When will we see teachers striking with demands for better student teaching results. This problem has been apparent for many years. Coming to California from Boston schools, I was skipped ahead because my schooling was nearly a year ahead of California.  This was in 1948. Not much has changed and California ranks almost last in results.
  • * A Legislative committee has killed a Republican amendment to require ICE to be notified when an illegal invader tries to buy a gun. All the Democrats voted “NO.”In plain English Democrats have no problem with folks having firearms, so long as they are not Americans.(especially those who are middle class.) The “elites” can have all the guns they want as well as armed security that can go most anywhere armed – whereas even legal concealed holders can’t. Not to mention the walled residential enclosures propped up by armed guards that the elites live in.
  • * Manafort gets jail. Podesta gets a pass. Guess who is the Democrat?
  • * Why are the Democrats letting AOC and her minions run the world? Is ignorance the new intelligence?
  • * Mexico thinks it will be allowed to send its police and military into the US to protect illegal invaders from mass shootings? Have these folks any sense at all?
  • * We’ve been told repeatedly that Yuba County has 200-year flood protection through the development of miles of huge levees.  But without a pause for a breath TRLIA says its going to build another levee across the goldfields sometime in the future to plug a gigantic gap in protection. Your government and its bureaucracy at work.
  • * Trump is a businessperson. He is not a politician. Politicians are basically those who can’t find a real job, much less being successful businesspersons. Perhaps that is the reason Trump is succeeding and the politicians are running around in circles, doing nothing.
  • * Where is Shifty Schiff? And addlebrained Nadler? No more “evidence” on Russia? Or rather there never was any evidence about Russia no matter how many lies these two blatted around.
  • * According to the mainstream media. The United Nations says healthy forests are key in the fight against climate change. What happened to humans and their motor cars being the prime culprit? The UN is like the Democrats, if you can’t find a case against Russia, you go after Racism.
  • * Democrats have verbally attacked ICE for months and have sent their minions to create havoc in ICE operations. Now gun shots are being fired into ICE buildings and officers’ families are being targeted. Democrats are looking more and more like terrorists than the “loyal opposition”.
  • * The Democrats spiked the gas tax. The poor find it harder to pay for transportation to work. Many have to quit. Stores raise their prices to maintain profitability because of the rise in transportation costs to obtain goods to sell. Then the average Joe can’t afford the merchandise and doesn’t buy. The business goes bust and more jobs are lost. Isn’t Democratic economic policy wonderful?

Olivehurst, CA


Yuba Water Agency  approved a grant for Olivehurst Public Utility District to study the possibility of a new potable water system in southeastern Yuba County. 

The $50,000 grant will provide funding for an engineering study for the potable water infrastructure needed to support the sports and entertainment and industrial zones near the new Hard Rock - Fire Mountain Casino Resort. 

Olivehurst Public Utility District is in the process of annexing this location into its area of responsibility, and the district determined that a realistic plan and cost estimate for the potable water infrastructure is needed. 

Brownsville, Ca.


On Tuesday August 13, 2019 the North Yuba Water District (NYWD) held a special meeting  to pass a resolution that  would give the General Manager authority to execute grant applications. Rumors began immediately that the NYWD Board was turning their authority over to the General Manager.  However; the actual resolution (No. 19-733) stated "Nothing in this resolution authorizes the General Manager to execute any agreement accepting any outside funding for District projects without the District Board's review and approval of such agreements."


The resolution passed on a 4 to 1 vote with Director Flohr as the dissenting vote.


Below is the statement  from Director Flohr, published by the Territorial Dispatch at the request of Director Flohr because she was not allowed to finish it during the debate:


About a week ago, I discovered that North Yuba Water District (NYWD) Manager, Jeff Maupin, was working behind the scenes with Yuba Water Agency (YWA) to obtain nearly a quarter-million dollar grant from YWA. Through public exposure on social media and a letter I authored and sent to the Boards of both agencies, this secretive move to hand over yet more money to NYWD was stopped.

In what appears to be an admission of guilt, and an after-the-fact attempt to cover his rear end, General Manager Jeff Maupin wrote a resolution giving himself authority to pursue any and all funding without involving the NYWD Board and then called a Special Meeting for Tuesday August 13 at 8 am to get the NYWD board to pass the self-authored resolution. This resolution will remove the NYWD Board and the public from any transparency in the grant process.

I came prepared with my remarks. Board President Eric Hansard and Vie President Terry Brown put a timer on my remarks and halted me at 3 minutes. This is a new policy that the four directors voted to approve which pertains to Director’s Input. It does not and can not pertain to board discussions on passing resolutions or policies. As my remarks were cut off and I was not allowed to actually engage in a discussion of this proposed resolution, I am making my intended remarks public here. You can also watch the videos of the meetings here (https://she-persisted.life/critics-corner-you-are-invited-to-view-the-board-meeting-videos-for-yourself/) – decide for yourself

Special Meetings should be called for urgent situations that are not quite emergencies.

This is not an urgent situation. If any justification is present for a Special Meeting, it would be the GM’s decision to reduce the top three Irrigation users to half of their allotment for no reason whatsoever, even after one of the user’s pond put out a major fire. That would justify a Special Meeting. There is nothing here that could not have waited until the next regular board meeting.

The GM called this Special Meeting to vote on a resolution he authored because he felt it was urgent. If any board member was involved in the creation of this resolution, I am not aware of it- if this resolution was proposed by any board members, I am unaware of it. There was no prior public involvement in the development of this resolution. There has been no prior board meeting discussion whether to put this on an agenda for a vote.

This self-authored resolution gives Jeff Maupin unilateral authority over grants and removes the NYWD Board oversight of the process. May I remind you that Manager Maupin is being investigated by the State for possible fraud on a grant application. Why, with this ongoing investigation, would this board surrender oversight of grants? If you approve this resolution you are grossly irresponsible and share mutual guilt that may be rendered by investigative agencies.

Jeff Maupin has been caught overstepping his authority by the public and by me. Maupin went around the Board and behind the public’s back, to request funding from YWA – a request that would result in adding almost a quarter of a million dollars more to a $500,000 grant. On what planet do engineering plans for a ditch cost almost $750,000.00???? The audacity of a general manager to overstep in this fashion and to overrun the costs of engineering plans by $225K is remarkable and should be punished – not rewarded. Are these Engineering Plans – that the public and I have never seen – gold plated? This is the fourth set of engineering plans prepared for the Forbestown Ditch project. The last set - which analyzed three different options- cost $200,000.00. One thing Jeff Maupin and this board certainly know how to do is spend, or better yet, waste, the taxpayers’ and rate payers’ money.

Maupin and Board President Eric Hansard were caught violating the boundaries of their authority. Now, Maupin is attempting to cover their wrongdoing, by authoring a resolution to give him the very authority he violated and calling a Special Meeting of the NYWD Board to approve it; thereby covering his hind quarters when he goes back to YWA tomorrow to re-request this additional funding without talking to the board or informing the public. This is the essence of corruption.

I put together a resolution, based on my constituent’s concerns, to prohibit the GM from doing just this- self-authoring resolutions that are not done at the direction of the board. The four directors here- sat silent, staring at the ceiling and ignored my request and resolution. This is the third such self-authored resolution Maupin has put forth.

Who is running this board? Certainly not the four of you. Why are you on this board? You refuse committees, you do nothing but sign away all oversight responsibility to the very employee you are supposed to be overseeing. Maupin writes a resolution and calls you all here and you approve the resolution? Do you work for Maupin? I thought WE were his employers. He should be admonished and his behavior curbed- his behavior should not be rewarded or covered up.

If you approve this resolution – you might as well have Maupin write the final resolution – dissolving this board - as Maupin clearly runs this board and you have gladly handed him the keys to the vault.

Marysville, Ca.


 The Yuba-Sutter Trauma Intervention Program will be better able to support victims of crime and survivors of tragedy with the help of a grant from Yuba Water Agency. 

The $10,000 grant, approved today by the agency as part of the Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training Grant Program, will allow the nonprofit organization to purchase necessary training and materials for its volunteers who provide direction and emotional support to victims. Each TIP volunteer receives 55 hours of training before their first response and participates in monthly training.

“It has been an honor to bring the Trauma Intervention Program to our community,” said Lou Binninger, program director. “Being present in someone’s tragedy is a sacred experience. When TIP is involved, hurting people get better care here than elsewhere in America. We are grateful for all the community volunteers and contributions to support our mission.”

The Yuba-Sutter TIP is a self-funded organization that was established in 1994 to support local law enforcement, hospital and ambulance services, and responds to all 911 requests with immediate on-scene support for victims of crime and survivors of tragedy. Since its creation, the organization has responded to more than 11,000 calls.

“These well-trained volunteers respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help victims of tragedy,” said Yuba Water Agency Vice-Chairman Randy Fletcher. “They are first responders in every sense of the word.”  

Like all Bill Shaw grants, the agency is able to make these funds available because the first responders may be called upon to provide emergency support to the agency’s facilities and staff, or to people recreating at its lakes or on the Yuba River. 

Yuba Water’s Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training Grant Program, which was created in 2018, is designed for first-responder agencies in Yuba County and will cover the one-time costs of up to $10,000 per applicant annually, associated with the purchase of rescue equipment and specialized personnel training. Since its inception, the program has supported 13 agencies with $138,500 in grants.  

Yuba City, Ca.


 The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Debbie Bacigalupi, will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next meeting, Monday, August 19, 2019.

feather river tea Debbie 1

Do the words Climate Change make the hair on your neck bristle?  Do you ever wonder where on earth the idea of regionalism versus local control of your government originated?  Are you familiar with Critical Habitat Areas or No Human Use Zones?  How about the Cores, Corridors, and Carnivores concept?

An avid researcher for the truth and a modern day Paul Revere, Debbie speaks for freedom while exposing the details of United Nations’ Agenda 21 and how its exhaustive web is eroding the US Constitution and our freedoms.  She attended the 2012 Rio Summit/United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and Navigating the American Carbon World.



This sixth generation Californian and daughter of ranchers and farmers in Siskiyou County is known for her lively and interactive presentation on the threats of dam removals, water supply, and the people who supply our food.  She will share how the youth are being used to push Agenda 21, AOC and the Green New Deal; how overregulation and government corruption factor into the monster that is Communist Regionalism in California; and why all who respect and honor freedom and Liberty should be concerned and, more than ever, be politically motivated NOW.

A former candidate for the US House of Representatives in CA District 14, Debbie holds a BS in Business and a Masters in Business Administration from Notre Dame.  She is a Certified Wine Sommelier and an Entrepreneur in the Skin Care Industry.


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

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

The meeting will be Monday, August 19, 2019, at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991.

Visit the Feather River Tea Party online https://featherriverteapartypatriots.ning.com

Contact Larry Virga or Carla Virga at (530) 755-4409

Sutter County


        Ron Sullenger will seek re-election to the Sutter County Board of Supervisors First District, representing the northern portion of the county, including all the city of Live Oak and portions of north Yuba City.

        Ron, who is seeking his third term, said the Board of Supervisors has established clear goals and objectives and the Board needs to continue to “move the ball down the field” toward those goals.

        It is important that as the goals are pursued the taxpayer is protected, he said.

“For instance, we’re making sure we do everything we can to help the Sutter Pointe development in south county, which will produce new jobs and wealth through commercial development and add critical housing stock near our border with Sacramento. At the same time, we’re protecting the taxpayer by making sure the development pays for itself.”

        A lifelong Sutter County resident, Ron Sullenger and his wife, Susan, reside on a 70-acre peach orchard outside of Live Oak. Active in his family’s farm his entire life, Ron approaches local government from the standpoint of a business man. He founded two successful local businesses, Circle R Irrigation and Four Seasons Travel.

        Ron lists among his accomplishments on the Board championing a change in the operation at the Sutter County Airport that allows a pilot’s association, rather than county staff, to operate the facility at far less cost than it was costing taxpayers.

        He also helped arrange grant funding for Live Oak’s new Sheriff and Fire Station, along with $500,000 for a water main expansion that is needed to provide adequate protection.

Ron advocated that the City of Yuba City write a panhandling ordinance to deal with aggressive panhandling by vagrants that has gone unchallenged for years.

Ron also was instrumental in the Board’s decision to overturn Planning Commission approval of a large solar farm at the end of Broadway on Nuestro Road, that would have replaced a 260-acre walnut orchard.

He was the driving force behind a new four-way stop sign that has improved traffic safety at Tierra Buena and Pease Roads.

Of the fop five priorities established by the Board of Supervisors, implementing a long-term homeless management plan is absorbing a lot of community attention and county staff time.

“Our community is reaching the point of compassion fatigue, and we need to approach this with intelligence,” he said,  “As we provide the shelter space necessary to enforce no-camping laws in public rights of way, we need to make sure services are provided at the shelters and coordinated entry locations, not on the river or at unauthorized homeless encampments.” “There is no need to make it easy to remain homeless by providing meals and clothes and services on the sides of the road or in the river bottoms. Let’s help those who want it, not coddle those who don’t want the help, but want to live free off public lands everyone should have the right to enjoy free of fear.”

The County recently completed a jail expansion project and is working on a plan to consolidate more than 20 existing county locations into only a handful, including renovation of the former commercial space at 850 Gray Avenue for Health and Human Services. Ron said this is important work that will save the County a great deal of money in the long run.

Wheatland, Ca.


With the first major fundraising report period concluded, today, the Joe Henderson for Yuba County Supervisor campaign announced that Henderson's fundraising has dramatically surpassed that of his opponent, sitting incumbent Gary Bradford.  According to campaign reports filed with the Yuba County Elections Office, Henderson brought in an impressive $16,164 in the weeks between his announcement and the close of reporting on June 30.  Bradford reported having received no monetary contributions during the reporting period, with an ending cash on hand balance of $25.74 and outstanding debts of $1,750.  

"I'm very excited about the positive response that I have received from the community," said Henderson. "I'm taking my campaign for Yuba County Board of Supervisors seriously and I'm humbled and grateful to have received so much support and encouragement from people who live and work in District 4 and want to see South Yuba County thrive."

In response to the June 30, 2019 campaign finance filings, Joe Henderson's campaign consultant Cliff Wagner released the following statement:

"The June 30 report represents a stunning blow to Gary Bradford, a sitting incumbent on the Yuba County Board of Supervisors who is effectively broke. These figures draw a sharp contrast between the two candidates. But the real take away here is that Bradford approaches campaigning the same way he approaches governing - he is comfortable running in the red - and that is not acceptable to District 4 voters." 

First elected to public office in 2012, Henderson presently serves as Mayor of the City of Wheatland. His public policy experience includes serving on the Executive Board of the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation, Wheatland Fire Authority Board, South Yuba Transportation Authority Board and as an alternate to the Feather River Air Quality Board.

For more information and to see the entire list of endorsements, please visit www.Henderson4Supervisor.com.

by Charlie McNiff


Ilhan Omar, the congresswoman from Minnesota’s Minneapolis area has no problem dismissing the 9/11 terrorist attack as made by “some people who did something”…as if the monumental tragedy that took over 3,000 lives by bringing down New York  City’s Twin Towers was simply a trivial event.

Her anti-Semitic remarks that affronted the Jewish peoples by conjuring up visions of World War Two’s Holacaust by Nazi Germany when describing detention centers on our southern border housing hordes of illegal immigrants primarily from three Central American countries that include El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala…and many other anti-American insults

Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) summed it up recently when he stated, “Montanans are sick and tired of listening to anti-American, anti-Semitic, radical Democrats trash our country and our ideals.”

It seems to be a constant barrage of “America Bashing” by Omar and her three congressional comrades that include ringleader Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).

Well, it could be curtains for Omar because a challenger from her district jumped into the ring last week who could be a formidable opponent that could result in a two-year flash-in-the-pan existence for the congresswoman.

Following is an article on July 30th by Holly McKay of Fox News:

Chris Kelley Tosses

His Army Vet Hat

In  Against Omar

“Chris Kelley, who has collected eleven military medals as a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Army and Army Reserves and clocked more than 36,000 hours patrolling the Minnesota streets as a 20-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Force, has his sights set on knocking Omar from her seat representing Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in 2020. (Courtesy Chris Kelley)

When Rep. Ilhan Omar ignited steep controversy in March describing the September 11 attacks as “some people did something,” it was then that a longtime cop in her neighborhood decided he needed to do more than just bemoan what he perceived as a shocking trivialization of a terrorist attack that tore through the fabric of his beloved country.

 “September 11 was a terrible loss of life, not just for police officers and firefighters and other first responders, but 3,000 people and non-combatants died, and to be dismissive of that was an outrage. I could sit and complain or I could do something about it,” Kelley, who is campaigning as an Independent, told Fox News. “And I believe I can be a positive voice in standing up for people in our country, and for our first responders and the people every day on the frontlines.”

In his view, current representative Omar has devoted too much time to crafting her “celebrity” than on being of service to the community, which he insists he will serve honorably if elected.

“As former military, I am here to serve and not further my status. I want to do a good job for the people I represent and I don’t have a personal agenda,” noted Kelley, who deployed once during Operation Desert Storm and twice during Operation Iraqi Freedom as an intelligence analyst and also holds an master's degree in Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University in St. Paul. “I’m passionate about service and I just want to be able to continue that.”

He isn’t totally a political rookie. Kelley campaigned for the Republican Senate endorsement in 2016 and, while unsuccessful, it gave the 49-year-old a taste for what Minnesotans wanted and needed.

“Immigration is a big issue right now. I believe in having a secure border;  you don’t have a country if you don’t have a border. Our border agents are doing a great job, but they are being overwhelmed and Congress isn’t giving them the tools they need,” he said. “But I would also like to see a pathway to citizenship for those under DACA; they couldn’t help they were brought here and need a shot to be able to stay here.”

Kelley stressed that he also remains firmly committed to boosting Medicare, while ensuring private health insurance remains available and the costs are driven down. He also supports term limits on representatives of both the House and the Senate.

Furthermore, as the father of a 5-year-old, he also underscored the importance of addressing the ever-looming elephant in the room.

“A big concern I have is our national debt, and I would like to work on bringing this down. It should be a priority,” Kelley continued. “I have a 5-year-old and this debt will be in our children’s lap.”

And despite the blatant political differences he has with Omar, the local police officer is vowing to run a “positive, fact-based campaign” that won’t entail attacking or ridiculing his opponent.

Columnist Note: It appears to be a rocky road for Omar, one of the most outspoken of the Four Pony Riders of the Apocalypse. I defer to one of the tunes that Trump supporters voice when a protester is led away from one of his rallies… Na na na na, Na na na na , hey, hey-ey, gGoodbye

 Sutter County, Ca.


In a special meeting Friday, the Board of Supervisors granted the Sutter County Fire Department authority to apply for a Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). If the County is successful in acquiring $1.1 million in federal funds, the County would be committed to paying a local share of cost of $707,311 over the course of three years.

 The Sutter County Fire Department is responsible for 254 square miles outside the city limits of Yuba City between the Feather River and the Sutter Bypass, including the Sutter Buttes. The Department staffs fire stations in Sutter, Live Oak, and Oswald-Tudor, with just 14 fulltime firefighters and some two dozen volunteers. The Fire Department has suffered from low staffing levels for several years and has experienced staffing difficulties due to injuries and related increases in workers compensation costs.

   The County has been investigating possible funding measures to increase revenues to the Fire Department. In late June, the Sutter County Grand Jury reported on the critical condition of the Sutter County Fire Department’s budget and its impact on firefighter safety and response times. The Grand Jury recommended the Board conduct community outreach to alert the 22,500 Sutter County residents served by the Fire Department about the condition of the budget, and to consider funding options, including reassessing a Special Fire Tax that has gone unchanged since its inception in 1997.

  County Fire Departments are uncommon. The Live Oak, Sutter, and Oswald-Tudor Fire Departments were formerly stand-alone fire departments, but growth in the County and the need for more professional fire-fighting capacity forced a merger into a countywide agency funded by a Special Fire Tax, in addition to a small portion of property tax that generates about one cent for every dollar of property tax generated.

 The Sutter County Fire Department sought a 100 percent grant due to economic hardship, but Fire Chief John Shalowitz told Board members he was notified last week FEMA had denied the County economic hardship status.

 Interim County Administrative Officer Steve Smith told the Board the money for the local match would likely come from the County’s general fund, although if any other sources of revenue were available they would be used first.

 Board members voted unanimously to the funding promise, but noted the grant is a short-term solution to a long-term problem—chronic underfunding of the Sutter County Fire Department as the result of an old funding formula, rising costs, and fewer volunteer fire fighters.

 Board members indicated general support for some form of tax measure to increase revenues and appealed to firefighters who attended the meeting to actively support such a measure if placed on the ballot. Board members and County staff would be precluded by law from spending county time actively campaigning for approval of such a measure. However, community meetings can be held where County staff explain current funding and possible funding solutions.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has filed an appeal of a San Francisco Superior Court ruling that special tax-increase measures submitted to the voters last year needed only a simple majority to pass instead of a two-thirds vote.

“This is a brand new loophole contravening the voters’ intent in Propositions 13 and 218 that all local special taxes require two-thirds voter consent,” said HJTA president Jon Coupal.

The Court based its ruling on a California Supreme Court opinion in a 2017 case, California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland. But that case did not involve whether a tax increase proposed by voter initiative needed a two-thirds vote to pass, nor decided if the two-thirds vote applied only to tax increases proposed by government entities.

“We argued that Upland never reached this issue. And we argued that this creates a two-margin system. Now, when the politicians themselves use the citizens’ initiative process, they can ignore the requirement of two-thirds voter consent,” said HJTA attorney Laura Dougherty, “This violates the traditional understanding of the law over the past forty years and leads to absurd results.”

Fifty-one percent of San Francisco voters approved a June 2018 measure, designated as Proposition C. That measure is a tax on commercial rents to raise more than $145 million annually for childcare, early education, and salary increases for preschool teachers. A November measure, also called Proposition C, imposes a gross receipts tax on larger businesses to raise $300 million for homeless housing and services. It received 61 percent voter approval.

Proposition 13, approved by California voters in 1978, requires a two-thirds vote of the electorate to pass a tax increase for any special purpose.

“The Legislative Analyst’s Office, California League of Cities, and numerous other local governments have agreed that all local special taxes require two-thirds voter consent,” Dougherty said. “The San Francisco Superior Court formally disagrees and has created a huge loophole.”

By Don Rae


  •  * AOC claims we have only 12 years left before the earth kills us all. Then why are the banks still issuing 30-year home loans?
  •  * It is too bad the “love” candidate Williamson won’t make the cut for the Democratic debate. Wouldn’t a face-off between her and Trump be a classic?
  •  * The federal bill sold to the public as a compassionate way to release from prison low level non-violent prisoners is a crock. The majority of releases so far have been sex offenders, murderers, armed robbers and the like. More lies from the government.
  •  * Listen to Kamala Harris’ diatribe on what she would do if President. It makes you wonder if she ever had a basic math class.
  •  * All the Democrats berate the Republicans for even suggesting that the intelligence community may get it wrong once in a while. Remember the Bay of Pigs?
  •  * The legislators and the governor have passed a bill that requires Californians to own and operate some 5million electric vehicles. Currently Californians have purchased around 600,000 zero emission vehicles.  The total rebate cost to reach the 5 million vehicle goal could be $16.5 billion. It’s not clear where the money would come from.
  •  * California would need 250,000 charging stations for just 1.5 million ZEVs. The state has 18,000 charging stations now. Private gas stations will disappear and be replaced by government financed/owned charging stations.  How many jobs will be lost? Worse, how much in gas tax money will be lost? Why isn’t the mainstream media commenting on this part of the story of climate change and environmentalism? Why isn’t the mainstream media doing that story?
  •  * Our illustrious Senator Kamala Harris wants to give Blacks money to buy houses. Only Blacks. Our tax money to subsidize one racial group in California. Who does Harris represent? Isn’t she the Senator for All Californians? Recall is in order.
  •  * San Francisco wants you to pay a quarter for a grocery bag. Can you think of another excellent way to save the planet? It shows what marijuana does to public officials’ brains.
  •  * Santa Barbara School District is about to hire a full-time environmental sustainability official – to do what? Indoctrinate students. Why not a good math teacher to educate students?
  • Under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, most Americans who kill one of these birds would be subject to two years in prison. But the government forgives such crimes to corporations whose wind farms do the killing. Obama in 2011 exempted deaths by wind turbines from any penalty. Keep in mind, Obama exempted the killings.
  •  * Trump is being castigated for suggesting that the “Squad” be sent back to where they came from. The press has been merciless. Perhaps another interpretation is possible – one the mainstream media would never even think of. Send them back to their districts and have them clean up their own mess before coming to Congress and telling everyone else what to do. It is another example of “Superior is always right, especially when he is wrong” (Piedonese).
  •  * Now innocent citizens of California have to go through a background check to buy ammunitions. And they have to pay the government a fee to do so. To our knowledge there hasn’t been a single case of a bullet discharging itself and killing anyone. Another dumb assault on the 2nd Amendment, Again we say, if you want to restrict guns, then remove the 2nd Amendment from the Constitution. Otherwise knock it off.
  •  * Talk about climate change, or global warming, or whatever you want to call it. But be sure to review the evidence. The real evidence. Evidence you can see with your own eyes and feel with your own body. Is San Francisco under water? (No, but it is under poop and needles). Are folks dying by the millions in “excessive” heat? Have any doomsday predictions by so-called experts come to pass? Why did Gore buy a house by the ocean when it was supposed to inundate the property? We’ve seen through other frauds, why can’t we see through this one?
  •  * The $15 per hour minimum wage is catching fire. And it has already burned down one chain of restaurants in Seattle as they recently filed for bankruptcy. And Kamala Harris wants $20 an hour? Let’s just shut down the world and let Harris run everything.
  •  * The “squad” is arrogant and superfluous without revealing any symptoms of intelligence. (Newberg –“Fighting in the Great War”.)
  •  * Here’s a good idea to provide California with clean energy. Tear down hydroelectric dams. They only provide cheap electricity, irrigation water, recreation for the public and numerous environmental benefits. Tear down the Klamath River dams and who benefits: a few kayakers and a small group of coastal Indians. Whoever thought up this brilliant idea?
  •  * After listening to the entire Mueller hearings on July 24, it is apparent that we do not send the best and brightest to Congress. It is also apparent that the Congress is the dirtiest game in town.
  •  * Martha McCallum interviewed the Mississippi gubernatorial candidate recently on the subject of riding alone in a car with a female reporter. He told her that he would not ride alone with a female as it was only a potential set-up for future trouble. McCallum seemed to imply that such was sexist and crazy and said specifically that she would ride alone in a car with a strange man if she was on assignment as a reporter. Given the decades old accusations over unwanted sexual contact which are thrown about so freely these days, the candidate was being cautious and smart. It is too easy to rip a public figure and family to threads over something that is unverifiable which the press loves to cover in bold headlines.
  •  * Listening to the gaggle of Democratic Presidential candidates would lead one to justifiably believe that none of them love America and they hate their constituents. What a bunch of losers.
  •  * Nadler and Schiff are collectively guilty of elder abuse. What dunces to put on a public circus featuring  Robert Mueller. Not only were these two Democrats horses asses, but they destroyed the reputation of a wounded and decorated Vietnam Veteran.

A 45-day public comment period is open for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE’s) proposed California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) and it’s Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR).  This broad based initiative is designed to expand the pace and scale of CAL FIRE’s vegetation treatment targets in State Responsibility Areas (SRAs) to 250,000 acres per year by streamlining CEQA review.  

This is one of the state’s multi-pronged solutions to respond to the wildfire crisis in the Wildland-Urban Interface and focuses on protecting natural resources, reducing risk to lives and property, and reducing fire suppression costs when responding to a wildfire.


Additional information on CAL FIRE’s plan can be accessed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Written comments to CAL FIRE must be received no later than Friday, August 9, 2019.

Comments may also be mailed to the following address: Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

Attn: CalVTP, PO Box 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

by Charlie McNiff


Antifa Terrorist Shot/Killed by Police In Attack at Tacoma ICE Detention Center


Willem Van Spronsen armed with a rifle, fire bombs attacking ICE Detention Center fatally shot by police.

The 69-year-old armed man shot by Washington state police as he attacked a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center Saturday, July 13th  sent a manifesto to friends the day before the assault in which he wrote "I am Antifa," and was being lionized by members of the leftwing group as a "martyr."

The group Seattle Antifascist Action described assailant Willem Van Spronsen a "good friend and comrade" who "took a stand against the fascist detention center in Tacoma" and "became a martyr who gave his life to the struggle against fascism."

A friend, Deb Bartley, told the Seattle Times, that Van Spronsen was an anarchist and anti-fascist who, she believed, attacked the detention center intending to provoke a fatal conflict.

Van Spronsen was armed with a rifle and incendiary devices when he launched his assault on the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma around 4 a.m. Saturday, according to the Tacoma Police Department. Employees reported he was throwing 'incendiary devices' and setting vehicles on fire and the first officers on the scene said he was wearing a sachet and carrying flares.

Van Spronsen was trying to ignite a propane tank when he was confronted by the officers, who opened fire. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office said he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Several friends of Van Spronsen said they received a manifesto from him Friday calling the facility "an abomination" and asking "those burdened with the wreckage from my actions" to "make the best use of that burden."

In the manifesto, obtained by KIRO7, Van Spronsen said he wanted to make a statement at the facility.

"I regret that I will miss the rest of the revolution," he wrote. "Doing what I can to help defend my precious and wondrous people is an experience too rich to describe. I am Antifa."

Bartley told the Times she and other friends of Van Spronsen got letters in the mail "just saying goodbye," in addition to the manifesto.

"He was ready to end it," Bartley said. "I think this was a suicide. But then he was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs. I know he went down there knowing he was going to die."

Van Spronsen was arrested last year for assaulting a police officer during a June 26 protest outside the same detention center, according to court records.

According to court documents, he lunged at a cop and wrapped his arms around the officer's neck and shoulders while the officer was trying to detain a 17-year-old protester, The News Tribune reported. When police handcuffed Van Spronsen they found he had a collapsible baton and a folding knife in his pocket, according to court documents.

Van Spronsen pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing police and was released from custody in October.

Fox News' Sam Dorman and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

                                   ANTIFA Needs to be Branded

                                    A Domestic Terrorist Group

They call themselves ANTIFA…Anti-Fascist…but they are far from that description.  Actually, they are the ones that are the “fascists” when they bully people with their aggressive tactics that includes anything they can get their hands on to use as a weapon…all the while hiding in the most cowardly way behind a black cloth tied around their head as a mask.

It was that type of thugs that made headlines when they joined in the protest at UC Berkeley as they broke down barricades, tossed furniture through windows and then fire-bombed the inside of that building…all to stop a conservative to speak at that school.

In a separate incident, the same ilk of thug upended a wheelchair that left a service veteran sprawled on the ground.  There are many reported instances when Antifa “toughs” would “sucker punch” someone by coming up behind and punching a person…and the running away.  Really Cowardly!!!

One of their favorite ways of bullying is by kicking people when they’re down on the ground…such was the case of one victim in recent weeks that wound up in a hospital with a hemorrhage to the brain.

It is this type of confrontation…and twisted ideology that poisoned the mind of the Seattle Antifascist Action member that decided to make a “statement” and evidently become, in his own mind, a martyr, by carrying out his bomb plan at 4 a.m. in the morning…and to commit suicide by being shot by cops.  How tragic…and senseless

That’s why Antifa should be branded a Domestic Terrorist Group…before other minds are poisoned by anarchists and led down that unholy path.

Let’s get back to “Agreeing to Disagree” without needless violence!

from RCRC


In a change of course this week, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) said he would hold a hearing on the cannabis banking legislation known as the SAFE Banking Act in the near future.  Chairman Crapo has resisted a hearing on cannabis banking, arguing instead the issue should be addressed in the Senate Judiciary Committee through federal legalization.  

In April, Senator Crapo stated “as long as cannabis is illegal under federal law, it seems to me to be difficult for us to resolve this.”  Chairman Crapo expressed a change of heart this week in an interview with American Banker where he said he is “looking into” cannabis banking and that a hearing could be held “relatively soon.”

Some reports suggest the Senate Banking Committee could schedule a hearing before the August recess.  Chairman Crapo’s reversal is the latest sign of momentum behind the advocacy push to resolve the cannabis banking issue that prevents banks from providing financial services to cannabis related businesses.  The Chairman’s interview with American Banker was released a day after the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform.”  The hearing addressed the issue of marijuana reform more generally, but several members highlighted the prohibition on cannabis banking.  There was bipartisan consensus throughout the hearing that Congress should enact legislation to resolve the conflict between state and federal cannabis regulation but members remain divided on the best path forward.  Progressive Democrats are arguing for comprehensive reforms that legalize cannabis at the federal level, support minority owners of marijuana businesses, and reduce penalties for criminals with marijuana convictions.  In general, Republicans are more supportive of the SAFE Banking Act and the STATES Act, a bill that would grant states autonomy to impose their own cannabis policy.