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SWEDES FIRE UPDATE

SWEDES FIRE UPDATE

The Swedes Fire, east of Oroville, has grown slightly over the last 24 hours from 400 to 496 acres, with containment up to 65 percent. Two structures have been destroyed by that fire, but no injuries reported.more »

OVER 650 POT PLANTS SEIZED IN YUBA COUNTY

OVER 650 POT PLANTS SEIZED IN YUBA COUNTY

The latest operation by the Yuba County Marijuana Eradication Team resulted in over 650 plants pulled at 2 different locations: One, In the foothills of Strawberry Valley, near LaPorte Lane and Juniper Lane with almost 200 plants, ready to harvest.. The other: In River Bottoms where some 480 plants were being watered by a hose…more »

YUBA CITY HOMELESS SHELTER, BETTER WAY, OPENS NEXT WEEK

YUBA CITY HOMELESS SHELTER, BETTER WAY, OPENS NEXT WEEK

Progress is being made on Sutter County’s emergency homeless shelter, Better Way. Construction for the homeless in Yuba City is moving forward with special sheds arriving yesterday at the Live Oak Boulevard operation. Sutter County officials say the sheds can be used for up to 90 days as an emergency shelter for temporary housing. Each…more »

JUDGE DENIES YUBA COUNTY’S MEASURE K

JUDGE DENIES YUBA COUNTY’S MEASURE K

Amid much controversy, a Yuba County judge has ruled that Measure K – the rural sales tax increase passed by a simple majority in last November’s election – is invalid because it should have been classified as a so-called ‘special tax’ requiring a 2/3rd’s majority to pass. The county plans to appeal that decision.more »

BILL BANNING SCHOOLS FROM SUSPENDING KIDS FOR ‘WILLFUL DEFIANCE’ SIGNED BY NEWSOM

BILL BANNING SCHOOLS FROM SUSPENDING KIDS FOR ‘WILLFUL DEFIANCE’ SIGNED BY NEWSOM

California public and charter schools can no longer suspend students for willful defiance. Governor Newsom signed the bill into law yesterday. Starting next school year, public and charters schools are banned from suspending students in grades 4 to 8 for disrupting school activities or willfully defying school authorities. The law also applies to high school…more »

YUBA CITY MAN SENTENCED FOR CHILD SEX ABUSE

YUBA CITY MAN SENTENCED FOR CHILD SEX ABUSE

A Yuba City man was sentenced to 6 years in prison yesterday for the sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, between July of 2015 and May of last year. 30-year-old Esteban Castillo-Tejeda of the 200 block of Del Monte Avenue must also register as a sex offender for the remainder of…more »

MORE CAMP FIRE VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

MORE CAMP FIRE VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

(Paradise, CA) — Three additional victims of last year’s deadly Camp Fire have been identified. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office yesterday identified three people whose remains were found after the fire. Sixty-eight-year-old Isabel Webb, 79-year-old Herbert Alderman and 81-year-old Evelyn Cline were all residents of Paradise. Authorities say there are still two victims that remain…more »

NEWSOM SIGNS CONTROVERSIAL VACCINE BILL INTO LAW

NEWSOM SIGNS CONTROVERSIAL VACCINE BILL INTO LAW

Governor Newsom has signed into law a controversial vaccine bill that restricts vaccination exemptions in schools. The bill, along with the amendments Newsom had agreed upon, passed the Senate yesterday afternoon. The governor later signed the bill and its changes into law last night. Protesters blocked entrances, resisted police and called on lawmakers in the…more »

MARYSVILLE MAN KILLED IN BIG-RIG CRASH

MARYSVILLE MAN KILLED IN BIG-RIG CRASH

The CHP reports an 82-year-old Marysville man was killed yesterday morning when he reportedly pulled out onto Hammonton-Smartsville Road from Dantoni, directly into the path of a big-rig. The driver of that truck, from Sacramento, was treated for minor injuries and the identity of the deceased has not been released at this time.more »

NOR-CAL WILDFIRE UPDATE

NOR-CAL WILDFIRE UPDATE

After a relatively mild fire season thus far, Cal-Fire crews are battling several Northern California blazes, including the Swedes Fire north of Bangor, sparked Saturday afternoon. It quickly grew to 400 acres within 7 hours, destroying 2 structures. As of this morning, Cal-Fire reports 30 percent containment with 400 acres burned, and all evacuation orders…more »

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