fire cross trainingMarysville, Ca.

The three SAFER grant positions have been filled and the new employees have started with the Fire Department. Currently, they are completing a 30-day training program including pump operations, driving, tactics and strategies, and Incident Command System training. They are scheduled to begin shift training on April 1, 2020. In coordination with regional partners, the Fire Department staff are completing cross training with CAL FIRE and the Yuba College Fire Academy.  

HCR amended to limit powers to srize guns and ammo

The NRA-ILA just announced that the previously worrisome Kansas bill HCR 5025, has been amended to include language that limits the emergency powers of the KS state government. Previously, the bill could have been interpreted to allow authorities to restrict the sale and transportation of firearms, as well as confiscate arms and ammunition during the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully this was remedied and the changes subsequently approved on Thursday.


California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a “Shelter In Place” statewide order Thursday evening that effectively replaced the Yuba-Sutter “directive” just hours before it went into effect.

Under the order, “all individuals living in the State of California (are) to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to follow the federal critical infrastructure sectors.”

The statewide order, which went into effect immediately, is a mandate that is enforceable. Businesses that must close include restaurants (except for takeout or delivery orders), bars/nightclubs, entertainment venues, gyms/fitness studios, public events and gatherings, and convention centers.

“Our Yuba-Sutter community needs to take in this information calmly, as our residents were already prepared to be in their homes to reduce the chance of exposure to the coronavirus,” said Yuba-Sutter Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu. “This is NOT martial law, and nothing has to change overnight. The state’s order has the same guidelines that were in the Yuba-Sutter directive, so you’re all prepared to stay home as much as possible, except for essential activities, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Luu emphasized residents will still be able to take walks, play with their children in the yard, and make necessary trips to grocery stores, banks, gas stations, pharmacies, and laundromats. Residents can also keep appointments with their doctors.

The state established a website to outline the Shelter In Place order and list essential services. It can be found at:

For more information and resources, check and


Marysville, Ca.

On March 19th, at approximately 7:45pm Maryville Police Officers responded to the 2300 block of Cheim Blvd for a report of a stabbing that occurred. When officers arrived on scene, they located a female victim with a stab wound to her neck.

The female had gotten into an altercation with her fiancé, Stephen George (53 yrs old) from Marysville. During the altercation George stabbed the victim in the neck with a kitchen knife. The victim was able to escape and went to a neighbor’s house. Based on information obtained at the scene George was arrested for attempted murder, domestic violence, kidnapping and other various charges. George was booked at the Yuba County Jail.

During our school closures, YCUSD Nutrition Services will continue to serve breakfast and lunch to all children ages 18 and under. Both meals will be distributed together in front of the school sites in a mobile walk-up or drive-thru meal service. Children must be present to receive meals.


Meal service will begin Thursday, March 19th.



Site and Serving Times

Andros Karperos                8:30AM-10:00AM
April Lane Elementary       8:30AM-10:00AM
Bridge Street Elementary 8:30AM-10:00AM
Riverbend Elementary       8:30AM-10:00AM
River Valley High School   8:30AM-10:00AM
Yuba City High School       8:30AM-10:00AM
Bernard Children’s Center 8:30AM-10:00AM


  Marysville, Ca.

Effective immediately, the City of Marysville’s City Hall and Police and Fire Department lobbies will be closed to the general public until further notice in an effort to stem the spread of Covid-19 virus and protect the health and safety of the public and City employees. The City will continue to offer limited customer services over the phone, via email and by appointment only.

 “Closing City Hall was a tough decision, but at the end of the day, we have a responsibility to the community and our city employees to ensure everyone’s public health and safety and prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus while still providing high quality customer service within the parameters of this ever-changing emergency we seem to find ourselves in,” commented Marysville Mayor Ricky Samayoa.

 In addition to closing City Hall, all City-sponsored public meetings including City Council and Planning Commission meetings will be closed to the public until further notice. Live streaming will be available at Live Stream YS ( Public Comment will be accepted via the Live Stream YS Facebook page and read into the record by the City Clerk.

 “The City will continue to deliver timely public safety services to the community, as well as other customer services over the phone and via email while limiting unnecessary public contact as we support the Federal, State and regional recommendations and guidelines to safeguard the community from the spread of Covid-19,” stated Marti Brown, Marysville City Manager.


                                                        stay home except for essential activities

Yuba and Sutter Counties

Bi-County Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu today issued a directive to Yuba and Sutter county residents to remain at home except to engage in “essential activities,” effective 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in response to the regional spread of COVID-19.

“There remain NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yuba-Sutter, but our area’s proximity to Sacramento—which experienced a near tripling of cases in days – leaves me extremely concerned,” Yuba-Sutter Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu said. “In addition, guidance for limited gatherings across the country has rapidly changed in recent days, from less than 250 people over the weekend, to 50 people by Sunday, and to just 10 people or less by Monday.”

Luu said residents and businesses need to be aware that the situation continues to be extremely dynamic and fluid, changing not by the day, but by the hour. But the safety of the public is paramount.

“We are directing residents to stay home and avoid public places where possible to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the utmost extent possible,” Luu said.

            Luu characterized the directive as a “first step, and it’s possible” a public health “order” may be considered by Yuba-Sutter officials at a later date. Enforcement of such an order could come down the road with scenarios the region can’t possibly contemplate at this moment (no, you will not get stopped for going to the grocery store), but officials hope that can be avoided with the cooperation and compliance from the community.

            “I have been working in coordination with leaders in both Yuba and Sutter counties, and we all acknowledged that the directive is disruptive to everyday life, but we still maintain that public safety is of the utmost importance,” Luu said, “and with directives like this happening all over the state, country and world, we believe our communities understand the gravity of this public health situation.”

            A bi-county Emergency Operations Center activated this week, and a bi-county Department Operations Center activated last week, with the goal of the two counties working together to prepare and respond to this public health emergency. Staff compiled a list of resources for those who may need assistance during this time, which can be found at or A bi-county Call Center is also fielding general calls from the public and can be reached at 749-7700.

            Residents are encouraged to take the time available to prepare: ensure that they—and especially the higher risk community members – have necessary items like groceries and medications. It is vital people not hoard items as grocery stores which are considered essential businesses, will remain open under this directive.

            This directive outlines that residents leave their residence only to perform essential activities, which include:

            --Activities/tasks essential to health and safety (like obtaining medical supplies, visiting with healthcare professional).

            --To obtain necessary supplies for themselves, their family or others like groceries.

            --To engage in socially-distanced outdoor activities like walking, hiking or running (keeping healthy is still important).

            --To care for a family member or pet in another household.

            --To perform work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business. For a list of what is considered “essential,” please see the accompanying directive.        

            Residents can find essential resources for food, housing and childcare, and other pertinent information, online at or

As has been the case in recent weeks, if you are sick and believe you need screening and testing, call your primary care physician or Urgent Care (749-3420 or 749-3242).

Marysville, Ca

On March 16, 2020 at about 10:27am Marysville Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of Ramirez Street for a report of a residential burglary to one of the apartments. During this investigation, officers were able to identify a suspect through witness statements and video from the scene. Officers located the female suspect, 35-year-old Melissa Hasting, in a separate apartment at this location. Hasting was detained for residential burglary. Marysville Police Detectives then served a search warrant at this apartment and recovered the stolen items taken during the burglary along with a Glock handgun and AR-15 assault rifle. Hasting is a convicted felon and cannot possess firearms. Hasting was transported to the Yuba County Jail where she was booked for residential burglary and felon in possession of firearms.

Due to the COVID-19 prevention protocols, the Wheatland Historical Society has cancelled it’s scheduled meeting for Thursday, March 19th.  We will reschedule it at a later date.
In addition, our Wheatland History Museum will not be opening this Saturday and will be closed until further notice.
Take care—we are in this together.

Tamara Johnson
Wheatland Historical Society Publicity

Marysville, Ca. 


Marysville Animal Care Services will have a Vaccine and Microchip Clinic at the Marysville Police Department on Sunday March 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  The Police Department is located at 316 6th Street, the clinic is in the back parking lot. They will also be able to license your dog at the same time (cash or checks only). All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Bring separate checks for licensing and vaccines.

                                        Marysville resident       Non-City resident

Dog/Cat "Distemper          $5                 $10

Bordetella                         $5                 $12

Feline Rabies                    $15                $20

Canine Rabies                   $5                 $10 

Fel V Vaccine                  $25                $25

Microchipping                   $5                 $10

Marysville, CA


The AAUW STEM Conference scheduled for March 30 has been cancelled due to guidelines of safety re the Corona Virus.  Please keep us in mind in early 2021 (possibly January).  The STEM committee will start planning for that next month.

Yuba City, Ca.


In accordance with the guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office, the City of Yuba City Senior Center will close effective March 12, 2020 until further notice. This closure includes all previously scheduled events and activities. 


The City of Yuba City is committed to the health and safety of our citizens and the community. This decision was made in an effort to protect our senior community and to reduce the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions are particularly vulnerable to this disease. Please avoid crowds and nonessential gatherings. 


The City appreciates your understanding and attention to this situation. For updated information regarding City facilities and programs, please visit Guidelines regarding COVID-19 is available through the Bi-County Public Health Department at 

Scholarship packets have been delivered to area high schools’ counseling offices in Sutter and Yuba Counties by the Sutter Buttes Garden Club. 


High School seniors who plan to continue their education in the fields of horticulture, agriculture, conservation and forestry, or other related fields, are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have 2.0 or above GPA and be enrolled in an accredited educational institution for the 2020 fall semester.  There is no income eligibility requirement.  Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded.  Application deadline is April 30, 2020.


Call Kathy Covert for any further information or questions at (530) 674-2128.

Marysville, CA


In August of 2018, a report was filed with the Marysville Police Department which alleged 46-year old Luis Herrejon, a coowner and operator of Leonor Family Child Care in the City of Marysville had sexually molested a juvenile whom attended the daycare. Marysville Police Department Detectives conducted an investigation into the allegation. The investigation was conducted by the Marysville Police Department in partnership with the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office, Yuba County Probation Victim Services, the California Department of Justice-Bureau of Forensic Services, and the California Department of Social Services-Community Care Licensing Division. During the course of the investigation, additional victims were identified. 


Herrejon was arrested on Wednesday April 17th, 2019 on the 2100 block of Huston Street in Marysville for multiple child molestation related felony criminal offenses and he was booked into the Yuba County Jail.   


On the morning of Friday, March 13th 2020, Herrejon entered pleas of “No Contest” in reference to violations of two counts of 288(a) of the California Penal Code and one count of 288.7(b) of the California Penal Code in the Yuba County Superior Court. As part of his plea agreement, Herrejon has accepted a sentence of 21 Years – Life in the California State Prison. Herrejon’s plea was accepted by the court and his sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Friday, May 1ST, 2020.     

Yuba City, Ca.






             Some of the most outstanding auction items ever in this area will be available this Saturday at the Veterans Hall Memorial Building in Yuba City.  The Northern California Sports Association will be holding their 50th Golden Anniversary “HALL OF FAME/SCHOLARSHIP”  Dinner starting at 5:00pm at 1425 Veteran’s Memorial Circle in Yuba City.


            Limousine auction items include a trip for 8 people to Sonoma Raceway in June with NAPA team owner Bill McAnally personally touring the people through the drivers area and the track areas.  Also another limo trip to Auburn to attend a “Premier Wine Tasting Event” put on by Pruett Vineyards and hosted by racing legend Scott Pruett and his wife Judy.  It will include complimentary wine tasting and hor’s dourves.  Also limo trips for up to 8 people to Giants and A’s games with tickets included.  And Amador Valley and Napa Valley Wine trips with tasting fees included.


            Memorabilia items up for auction for the scholarship fundraising also include a number of autographed helmets.  Leading the list is a Raider Helmet and also a Super Bowl Memorabilia football commemorating 3 Super Bowl Wins and both are signed by “Mr. Raider” Jim Otto.  Also a Kansas City Chiefs helmet signed by all of the Hall of Fame Inductees being honored at dinner this Saturday evening.  The 9 inductees will also autograph a 49ers Helmet and Raiders helmet to be auctioned off.  Highlighting the evening will be an ever popular helmet Washington Huskies helmet signed by our very own Chris Petersen.  It will include a Huskies game-day windbreaker and hat.


            Additionally, a collector’s item by a past-inductee is a fabulous photo book titled “Total Excess” and autographed by Michael Zagaris. His book includes personal photo’s of the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Janis Joplin, the Eagles, and many other bands he traveled with.  Also having been the team photographer for the 49ers(46 years) and the Oakland A’s(44 years) the book has many snapshots of his baseball travels over the years.


            The Hall of Fame Dinner will honor 4 of the very top racers ever from Northern California along with 4 ex-MLB and professional baseball players.  Also the 6 scholarship recipients will be announced and awarded their scholarship money that evening.


            This Saturday, March 21st the dinner will be held at the Veterans Memorial Community Building at 1425 Veteran’s Memorial Circle in Yuba City.  Reception begins at 5:oopm and tickets are $40 and includes a fully-catered tri-tip dinner.  For further information call Joel Guthrie (530)329-5851 or John Rice(916)296-1501. 


Donations for scholarships may be sent to NCSA  P.O.Box 447, Yuba City, CA. 95992. 


Yuba City First United Methodist Church is delighted to introduce you to First Kids, our

Sunday morning worship service created with children ages 4-11 in mind.


First Kids includes worshiping with music, video, dance and a sermon for children. The service is structured as a warm and safe environment for children to ask questions, share prayers for each other and their families, as well as build Christ centered relationships.


Hands on activities give the worship time a "stickiness" that is remembered by the kids throughout the week. Inviting others is encouraged because Jesus is too amazing to keep to ourselves!


For more information contact: April Buck, 530-673-5858, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Submitted by Lou Janakos

Nevada City, Ca.


The Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 is proud to present the seventh annual Antique Western Memorabilia Show. This fascinating event is like coming to a museum, where everything is for sale. Show will feature western collectibles, gold ore specimens, mining, railroad, and gambling items, old bottles, coins, books, and Native American art and jewelry.  This show is for the family, collectors, historians and all those interested in gold country history. The event raises funds for our Scholarship Program.  It will be held at the Nevada City Elks Lodge at 518 Hwy 49 N in Nevada City. Show hours are Friday, April 3rd Noon till 5 PM and Saturday April 4th 9 AM till 5 PM. General Admission is $5.00 and children under fifteen accompanied by an adult are free. It’s a fun filled day for all. 

Brownsville, California


On March 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. is the Hillside Community Church Food Ministry, Food Box hunger relief distribution for those in need of food in the Yuba County foothill area surrounding the town of Brownsville.  This food box distribution occurs every third Sunday, each month. 


George Barlow, Director of Food Ministry said, “Recognizing that God has blessed us to be a blessing to others, the Hillside Community Church Food Pantry serves as a vehicle to share the overwhelming abundance God has showered on us with those in need in our community.  Food boxes are shared with love and respect to those who come for assistance.”


This is a community-based program that collects food to distribute free of charge to low-income families and individuals in need. This Food Ministry provides a nutritionally balanced supply of food to families and individuals in need, typically for approximately three to seven days on a first come first serve basis.  Those individuals picking up food for the first time will be asked to fill out a short application, and no ID is required.

            Groups have been using the meeting space at Books & More on Saturday at 10:00 in the morning. The knitting group meets Mach 7, April 4, and May 2; come learn along with them. Jani Beckwith has “Art From the Heart” which increases focus, is lots of fun and you are encouraged to use your heart not your head as you create. She teaches on alternate Saturdays: March 14, 18, April 11, 25 and May 9, 23.  Then we just added David Giles as an art teacher: March 21, April 18 and May 16. These classes are free but you are encouraged to leave a donation for the use of the room.


            St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. Put on the green, put the corned beef in the crock pot and celebrate. We wish you all a festive and blessed St. Patrick’s Day. Watch out for the Wee Folk, they can be mischievous.


            Here comes Spring on March 19th! I have seen robin’s bobbin around our yard already. We haven’t had enough rain yet, so let’s hear it for a wet spring. A really wet spring! A really, really wet spring.  


            Look Back in Time – In 1901 Charles W. Adams of Clipper Mills made a bid for his company to repair the old county jail for $6,900 (Which county? Wonder where the jail was located).


            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.    Christine and Yvonne

Home Show

         The Yuba City Home, Garden and Recreation Show is currently seeking exhibitors for the March 27, 28 and 29, 2020 show. The show features over 350 exhibit spaces and is the largest home and garden show north of Sacramento. This will be the 27th Annual Show that has a regular attendance of over 14,000 people.


         Exhibit spaces are only available for a limited time. Any business or company who wishes to reach local homeowners is able to purchase a location at the event. The event takes place at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit local youth programs as well as other non-profit community related services.


         Over the last twenty-seven years the event has grown from just one building and now encompasses all the buildings on the fairgrounds and all the outdoor space in between. “We have seen economic resurgence this year in home and yard improvement businesses and exhibitors are booking spaces into the show at the fastest rate since 2006,” said Andrew Coolidge, Show Producer, “because of this we will put on one of the best shows ever produced in Northern California.”.


         The Yuba City is actually larger and draws more of a crowd than many of the Sacramento run Home and Garden Shows. “The show draws from a huge area, from Nevada County, Yuba and Sutter Counties of course, but also Colusa and South Butte Counties,” said Coolidge, “we have over 250 businesses involved in the event taking over 350 spaces at the show.”


The show is also expecting its highest attendance ever as it has been become a staple event in the community and region. “When you are offering a fun and positive community event in which people can come and enjoy as well as find great deals you have a winning combination,” said Coolidge.


         Companies will focus on a range of services including solar; windows/doors; painting; security systems; landscaping; home design; huge hot tub, mattress and patio furniture sales on-site; kitchen and bathroom remodels; home and yard décor; furniture; and almost every item for the home and garden as well as recreational opportunities including: motorcycles, ATVs, resorts, travel companies and a variety of other recreation type companies. The show also offers children’s activities; including bounce houses, a visit by Pom Pom the Clown on Saturday and Sunday and lots of fun stuff for the kids. A favorite attraction within the show is the amazing gift and gourmet hall complete with the sampling of many local specialty gourmet food products.


         The show is currently accepting applications for companies to participate. For more information please call Andrew Coolidge at 530-300-5703 or visit