Click on the link below to view the Plaintiff's Reply to the Measure K Lawsuit.

 

 

Pld 032 REPLY BRIEF Ps&As.pdf

 

 

  • Yuba City
     
    The Yuba City Police Department is focusing on speeding drivers in Yuba City neighborhoods
    through the Neighborhood Speed Awareness Program. The Neighborhood Speed Awareness (NSA) Program was
    designed to reduce speed in residential Yuba City neighborhoods through a combination of education and
    enforcement. The program offers an alternative to court fines for speed violations in residential areas.
    Violators cited under this program attend a class presented by the Yuba City Police Department designed to inform
    the driving public of the need for speed compliance.
     
    Attendance in the class requires active participation by the students in an informative/interactive two hour session.
    Information is given to the students on braking distances, vehicle load dynamics, vehicle versus bicycle/pedestrian
    injuries and collision prevention techniques.
     
    Upon completion of the class the Yuba City Police Department nullifies the citation. The program assures better
    driving habits through education and students are encouraged to talk to their friends/family about the class.
    Drivers may choose to attend court or handle the citation in the traditional manner; however this program seeks to
    provide an economical alternative for drivers and change behavior through education.
     
    Speed continues to be the leading primary collision factor for collisions in Yuba City. In 2016, unsafe speed
    accounted for approximately 28% of injury collisions. Speeding in neighborhoods is also a leading concern for
    residents and deters from the quality of life in our city. The Yuba City Police Department takes speed offenses
    seriously. In 2016, approximately 1005 drivers were cited for speeding. Sgt. Kim Slade wants drivers to know “If
    you’re speeding in our neighborhoods, officers will be looking to stop and cite you.”
     
    The NSA program targets residential streets within the boundaries of the City of Yuba City with identified speeding
    problems and seeks to make our neighborhoods safer and increase the quality of life in our community.
    For the month of August, 2019 officers will be focusing enforcement efforts on the following residential Yuba City
    streets:
     
    B St
    Gray A
    Bridge St
    Blevin Rd
    Clark Ave
    Bunce Rd
    Morton St
    El Margarita Rd
    Spirit Way
    Garden Hwy
     
    “This is our City and our neighborhoods, please slow down and be a responsible driver,” says Sgt. Slade.
     
    For more information on the Neighborhood Speed Awareness Program, please call the Yuba City Police Department
    Traffic Education and Enforcement Office at 530-822-4795.
     

Yuba City, California 

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 5:00am through 7:00pm Sunday, August 4, 2019, construction crews will be removing the existing bridge over Second Street. Second Street will be closed north of Bridge Street to allow the construction crews to demolish the existing bridge on the Yuba City side as part of the construction operations of the 5th Street Bridge Replacement Project.

 

The 5th Street Bridge will remain open in both directions during this weekend’s demolition work. Detours will be available for the Second Street closure.

 

The City of Yuba City is committed to providing the highest quality service; while we expect impacts to be minimal, we thank all residents who travel on Second and Sutter Streets for their cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the planned closures, please contact Mr. Mehrdad Varzandeh at (530) 763-4789 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Please click on the link below to open the PDF document, print out, sign, scan and email back to:

 

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Documents are also available at the Territorial Dispatch and Elite Security.

 

Form can be filled online and then emailed to the above email address.

 

 

Link to the document: Declaration Reverse and Invalidate Measure Ksignature 240

 

 

Marysville, Ca.

 

Property owners in Yuba County can now look up and print their annual Value Notice for 2019/20 from the Yuba County Assessor’s website.

 “Beginning today, Value Notices for 2019/20 are available for viewing online, which is a very helpful service to those who have property in the county,” said Yuba County Assessor Stephen Duckels.

 To view your 2019/20 Value Notice and assessed value, visit  www.yuba.org and click on “Online Services” to get to the Assessor’s “Parcel Information Search” page.  The webpage provides property owners with some options to find their properties’ values. One is to search using the Assessor’s Parcel Number, or APN. Property owners can also search by street number, street name, or community.

 For assistance, call the Yuba County Assessor’s Office at 749-7820.

In 1969, after the owner of Feather River Mills and the owner of Smidgeon Ranch in Loma Rica bought several animals at the Yuba Sutter Fair because no one would bid on them, the two—Robert Rodgers and Ken Freeman discussed ways to help those Youth in 4-H and FFA who did not have great names and thus, received very low prices.

The problem is that well known families youth receive enormous sums as businesses try to buy the favors of the wealth families, while minority youth or less known youth are lucky to get an opening bid for their project.

Thus, Youth in Ag was formed to address this low price issue.  Both Rodgers and Freeman understood the value of the 4-H and FFA programs in the lives of these youth and in creating our future leaders, so wanted to help keep these youth active in these programs.

 

Mr. Rodgers donated two beef calves and Feather River Mills grew and fattened those animals until time to create a fund to assist those youth receiving low prices at the Fair.  Raffle tickets were created and sold to win ½ of beef cut and wrapped and ready to BBQ.  Over $2500 was raised to start the non profit Youth in Ag.  It was originally entitled Youth Beef Project but quickly changed to help all youth.

Since 1979, over $500,000 has been raised and distributed to 1,000’s of our Youth in the Yuba Sutter area.   In 2018, over 50 youth received over $15,000 and another $9,000 was awarded to 4-H and FFA programs to assist their youth in preparation for success, including facility repairs, trailer repairs, etc.

 

After each Jr. Livestock auction is complete, the committee takes the final Fair livestock results that includes the prices received and any add on funds, then determines what the committee feels is a fair price for each Youth based on break even and at least some profit to help the Youth stay in the 4-H and FFA program.  Then, checks are sent to all youth falling below this level.  In addition, in many years the extreme heat has caused some animals to die just prior to or during the fair so YIA tries to send support funds to these youth as well to help them start a new project next year.

Donations are sought throughout the year and a booth is set up to take donations at the Livestock Auction.  In 2018, Mike Rue of Rue and Forsman Ranch and Catlett Warehouse became our all time Number 1 donor.   Thanks to Mike and Patricia as well as all the many donors helping our youth since 1979.

 

You can join this great support team by donating to Youth In Ag at P.O. Box 471, Yuba City, Ca 95992, by stopping at our booth at the Fair or contacting Ken Freeman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please like our Youth In Ag Facebook page and follow us, post pictures of your project and support our Youth.

 

Wishing all a great 2019 Yuba Sutter Fair and best of luck with your Livestock or mechanical projects.

 

Sam Brannan Park – 810 Gray Ave., Yuba City, CA 95991

 

Community Services staff will be at Sam Brannan Park Saturday, July 26, 2019 at 10am taking community input on amenities, overall safety and impression of the park. Members of the public are encouraged to give honest opinions of the park to Community Services staff. The City of Yuba City is applying for the Prop 68 Grant in hopes of being awarded funds for new amenities at Sam Brannan Park.

 

Sutter County

A Sutter County resident has a laboratory-confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) infection; the resident had no symptoms. This is the first reported WNV infection in Sutter County for 2019.

 West Nile virus is found throughout California and is spread by mosquito bites. Avoiding mosquito bites is the only effective way people can prevent getting West Nile virus.

 Most people infected with WNV do not have symptoms. Approximately 1 in 5 people infected with WNV become sick with fever, headaches, body aches, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea and/or rash. Roughly 1 in 150 people infected with WNV develop severe inflammation of the brain or membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms of this include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. Symptoms typically begin 3 to 14 days after someone was bitten by an infected mosquito.

 Most people infected with West Nile usually recover completely, but some people may feel tired and sick for weeks. Recovery from severe illness might take several weeks or months. Some effects to the central nervous system might be permanent. People over 60 years of age or with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and people who have received organ transplants, are at greater risk of more severe illness.

 Take these simple precautions to avoid mosquito bites:

*  Use EPA-approved mosquito repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535.

 * Avoid going outdoors at dawn and dusk when the mosquitoes that carry WNV are most active.

* Make sure that the screens on your doors and windows are not broken or torn.

 * Drain all standing water around the outside of your house.

 *Wear long sleeves and pants outdoors.

 The Sutter-Yuba Mosquito and Vector Control District is actively controlling mosquitoes and monitoring local mosquito and mosquito-borne disease activity. They will continue until cold weather. For more information about the work that the Sutter County Mosquito and Vector Control District is doing to reduce numbers of mosquitoes, go to http://www.sutter-yubamvcd.org/.

Many types of birds can also be infected with West Nile by mosquitoes. WNV can kill birds, and dead birds are an important source of information about where WNV-infected mosquitoes are and where humans may be exposed. To report a dead bird, go to http://westnile.ca.gov/report_wnv.php or call toll-free 1-877-968-2473 (1-877-WNV-BIRD).

 Find more information about West Nile at http://www.westnile.ca.gov/.

 

 

               July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day

Yuba City, Ca.

The inside of a vehicle is much warmer than it is outside, increasing the risk of heat stroke for children left inside for even short periods of time.

Outside of crashes, vehicular heatstroke is the leading cause of vehicle-related deaths among children. It is why the Yuba City Police Department is reminding parents, babysitters and anyone who cares for children to avoid leaving them alone in a hot car.

Last year, 52 children were killed as a result of being left in a hot car, a 21% increase from 2017 and the highest number in more than 20 years. More than half of all vehicle-related heatstroke deaths in children are caused when a parent or caregiver forgets they are in the car.

The temperature inside of a car can rise nearly 20 degrees in just 10 minutes and children are more prone to heatstroke because their body temperatures rise much faster than adults.

“Whether your child is fussy and doesn’t want to leave the car or is sleeping, it is important that you take them with you,” Yuba City Police Department Sgt Kim Slade said. “Even in temperatures under 80 degrees, the inside of a car can reach triple digits in half an hour.”

To avoid tragedy and a lifetime of pain, the Yuba City Police Department is encouraging parents and others who care for children to take extra precautions to make sure a child is not left in the back seat or gets into a hot car:

  • Make it a habit to look before your leave and lock the car. Put a stuffed animal, purse, phone or wallet next to the car seat as a reminder.
  • Always lock your car and keep the keys out of the reach of children. Teach your child that a car is not a play area.
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If you see a child in a hot vehicle that appears to be in pain or unresponsive, call 911 immediately. Try to find the parents or notify businesses in the area to use a PA system to alert the car owner.

 

 

 

Safe communities are a result of strong communities. The best way to strengthen the community you thrive in is to connect with neighbors, local businesses, and most importantly, the Yuba City Police and Fire Departments.

It’s the season for summer get-togethers, backyard BBQs, and a favorite pastime, National Night Out. Millions of neighbors and community partners across the country are stepping out and celebrating all things neighborliness Tuesday, August 6.

Join your neighbors and the Yuba City Police and Fire Departments on the evening of August 6th for some NNO fun! We look forward to celebrating our amazing community with you and yours. The following locations are hosting events that will be open to the public:

* Bridge Coffee Company – 101 Clark Ave. Yuba City

*City Hall (front lawn area) – 1201 Civic Center Blvd. Yuba City

* Richland Housing Community – Miles Ave. (off of Garden Hwy)

* Mahal Plaza – 1719 Franklin Ave. Yuba City

In addition, various groups in Yuba City have registered events that will host immediate neighbors so please check with them to see if an event is scheduled. If not, create your own NNO event and register today. Registration forms and additional information can be obtained by contacting Katy Goodson at 822-4725 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Marysville, Ca.

Property owners in Yuba County can now look up and print their annual Value Notice for 2019/20 from the Yuba County Assessor’s website.

 “Beginning today, Value Notices for 2019/20 are available for viewing online, which is a very helpful service to those who have property in the county,” said Yuba County Assessor Stephen Duckels.

 To view your 2019/20 Value Notice and assessed value, visit  www.yuba.org and click on “Online Services” to get to the Assessor’s “Parcel Information Search” page.  The webpage provides property owners with some options to find their properties’ values. One is to search using the Assessor’s Parcel Number, or APN. Property owners can also search by street number, street name, or community.

 For assistance, call the Yuba County Assessor’s Office at 749-7820.

Marysville, Ca.

 

 First 5 Yuba County, Children and Families Commission recently announced the availability of $40,000 for community mini-grants.  Community members, private for profit or non-profit organizations or public agencies in need of additional funding to work with or improve the lives of expectant mothers, babies, toddlers or preschool-aged children living in  Yuba County are encourage to contact the Commission to apply.

What happens from prenatal through age five strongly influences how a child will function in school and later in life.  The vision of First 5 Yuba is that all Yuba County children are healthy and thriving in safe and nurturing family environments and ready to succeed in their educational experiences.  First 5 Yuba strives to ensure all children in Yuba County enter kindergarten ready to learn, in that they are healthy, participate in quality early care and education, and their families have the resources to help them be fully prepared for school.  To help First 5 meet this goal community members and organizations could be awarded mini-grants up to $4,000. Awards will be available until the current fiscal year’s budgeted mini-grant funds are depleted.  Projects must be completed by May 31, 2020. 

 

The grants are designed to support short-term community-based projects that target children prenatal through age 5.  All projects must include a measurable outcome that align with First 5 Yuba County 2016-2021 Strategic Plan goals.  In addition, all recipients must submit a final evaluation report at the end of the project.  Examples of ways the grants can be used include conducting neighborhood support groups for parents of young children, building enrichment activities for toddlers, creating a community partnership to make the community safer for children, or simply purchasing materials that will encourage children, parents or caregivers to increase the amount of time they read, play or interact.

 

To apply, interested parties must complete the grant application and attend a mandatory application review meeting currently scheduled for August 1, 2019 at the Yuba County Library Community Room located at 303 2nd St. Marysville CA, 95901 at 5:00 PM.  If you have scheduling conflict, or for more information about the Mini-Grant Program, contact Robin Timoszyk contact us at 749-4877 or go to www.first5yuba.org.

Oregon House, Ca.
 
On July 16, 2019 Yuba County Sheriff's Office and NET-5 executed a warrant in 13000 block
Licha Ln, Oregon House. Nine people were detained at the residence; a quarter ounce of
methamphetamine was located, drug paraphernalia in every room; and ammunition. Arrested
were:
Allon Fleckenstein
 
Allon Fleckenstein 56,
Arrested for 11366 HS, 11377 HS, 11364 HS, 11350 HS, 30305 PC
 
 
 
 
 
Jeremiah Hopkins
 
 
Jeremiah Hopkins 33,
Arrested for Out of County Warrants
 
 
 
Kristine Cocco 48, Cited for 11377 PC. (possession of controlled Substance
 
The second search warrant was served on 7/18/19 at approximately 8:00 A.M. in the 16000
block of Willow Glen Rd in Brownsville by the Yuba County METYU (Marijuana Enforcement
Team) and Yuba County Code Enforcement Officers.
 
341 Marijuana plants were located and found to be not in compliance with the county ordinance for Marijuana cultivation. Four subjects
fled the property and were not located. The grow had been located during prior flyovers.

Yuba City / Marysville, California. 

 

On Friday, July 26, 2019, the 5th Street Bridge will be closed from 7:00pm to 10:00am the following morning. Construction crews will be realigning the roads in Marysville and Yuba City to shift traffic onto the newly constructed bridge as part of the 5th Street Bridge Replacement Project. The westbound entrance to Yuba City from Marysville and the eastbound on-ramp entrance to Marysville from Yuba City will be closed during this period. Those planning to travel on the existing 5th Street Bridge are asked to be aware of roadside message boards indicating closure times and should use alternate routes to the 10th Street Bridge.

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, public access to the existing 5th Street Bridge will no longer be available, beginning at 10:00am. Those desiring to travel across the existing bridge one last time are encouraged to do so prior to this date. Demolition of the existing bridge will occur over the summer months as the construction crews make room to complete the new structure.

The City of Yuba City is committed to providing the highest quality service; while we expect impacts to be minimal, we thank all residents who travel on the 5th Street Bridge for their cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the planned closures, please contact Mr. Mehrdad Varzandeh at (530) 763-4789 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Frank Dana Hubbard, 87,  of Marysville, CA passed away on July 8, 2019. He was resident of the Yuba Sutter area for  more than 30 years and deeply devoted to  education,  the  community  and the  communities  history.  He was born December 19,  1931, in Bakersfield,  CA.   He grew up on the shores of Lake Tahoe where his parents were caretakers at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center and this area always held a special place in his heart.

Hubbard was proud to have graduated from the University of California, Berkley. He began his career teaching, after graduation, and taught for more than 30 years. Hubbard taught for 20 years in the Marysville School District at Cedar Lane School.

 

 

Hubbard  was  a  long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, serving the Lord where any need presented itself. He served as past President of the Yuba County Museum of  History and tried to help create a Yuba County Museum.  He was avid genealogy researcher and historian. We are comforted knowing that he was met with these words, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful.'' Matthew 25:21 NIV

Hubbard is survived by his companion of more than 20 years, Carolyn Maclean and her family.

Arrangements are under the directions of Sierra View Memorial Park and an upcoming

Celebration of life is being planned.

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Flea Market in Camptonville! On Saturday July 20, check out the Lost Nugget Market on Highway 49 in Camptonville between 9:30 and 1:30, where vendors will sell used items, crafts, plants and food. Call 530-288-5016 for information or to sell your goods. This event benefits the Camptonville Community Center's fund drive for disabled access renovations.

Westwood Trail, Oregon House

 

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Just before 8:00 a.m. on 7/8/19, the YCSO Marijuana Enforcement Team (METYU) with the assistance of Yuba County Code Enforcement officers executed a search warrant in the 9100 block of Westwood Trail in Oregon House. During the search, Deputies located and eradicated 2,423 marijuana plants and 140 lbs. of processed marijuana from a large outdoor grow as well as a residence and garage converted to indoor grow facilities at the property.

 

 

Two male adults ran from the property as officers arrived to serve the search warrant. One of the suspects was found by deputies a short time later on Rices Crossing Road in Oregon House and taken into custody.

He was identified as 56-year-old Chung Chan of Texas. Chan was booked into the Yuba County Jail on charges of 11358 H&S/Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana, 11359 H&S/Possession of Marijuana for sale, 11366 H&S/Maintaining a Residence for Drug Sales, and 148(a)PC/Resisting Arrest/Obstruction.

Marysville, Ca.

 

Agnes LaurentYuba Sutter Arts Presents featured artist Agnès Laurent (Agnès Lendech) in the gallery this month. Agnès’ show "Postcards From My Travels," is an elegant display of watercolor paintings and ink drawings that open a window into the memories of the traveling artist.

Agnès has been painting since 2008, but her work took a turn in 2013 when she started painting with only the three primary colors. She loves Botanical Art, which she discovered in 2017. She also enjoys subject from landscapes to architecture from France and also pieces done as ink drawings and original still lifes.

Agnès is also a multimedia artist who lives in the Yuba Foothills where she gets most of her inspiration. Her exposure to the Foothill Art Society and a few teachers such as John Voter, Lian, Cheri Guerrette and Catherine Watersplayed have played an influential role in her inspiration.

Agnès feels enamored within her work. As she states, “Working on a watercolor is still a little miracle to me. First you look and you like what you see so much you want to put it on paper…. After it is done you still wonder how you did it.” There is something about Agnès’ connection to her subjects that brings out something wonderous in her pieces.

 

"Postcards From My Travels" will be displayed at Yuba Sutter Arts for the month of July. There will be a free Meet the Artist Reception on Saturday, July 20 from 3 - 5pm in the Gallery at Yuba Sutter Arts, 624 E Street in Marysville. All are invited to attend this free special event.  Refreshments will be served.  The exhibit will continue to be on display until July 26. 

The Board of Education of Yuba County (“Board”) intends, at its meeting on July 10, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard at the Yuba County Office of Education, 935 14th Street, Marysville, California 95901, to appoint a legally qualified person to serve on the Board beginning on August 14, 2019 to serve through November 2020 (“Vacant Office”).
Candidates to be considered:
1. Alisan Hastey
Candidates will be interviewed at the July 10, 2019 meeting, and the Board will accept public comment either in writing or at the meeting.
Questions or need further assistance?
Please call Halee Pomeroy at 530-749-4853
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