Measure M is an advisory measure intended to provide the Board of Supervisors with an indication of how the citizens of Sutter County feel about the types and level of development in the area of the South Sutter County Industrial/Commercial Reserve. On November 2, 2004 Measure M was approved with 59% of the voters voting for the measure.
County Museum - Shanghai Bend Exhibit
The new January exhibit revolves around a beautiful turn in the Feather River known
to us as Shanghai Bend. The mere name conjures up exotic images of times past, as
we speculate about the origins of its name.
River, City and Sky:
Sutter County's Shanghai Bend examines this little known, yet infamous, Sutter
County location through the stunning photographs of talented local photographer Tim
Shanghai Bend will open with a reception Friday, January 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free. The exhibit will remain through February 27. Come to the
museum to learn about this special place in our midst.
Christmas Shopping at the County Museum Store
Your County Museum Store is an excellent resource for interesting and unusual
Christmas gifts! Did you know that the Museum Store contains over
650 book titles?
To find that special gift, be it a stocking stuffer or a larger gift, the Museum
Store can fill your needs. Proceeds from the Store help with the Museum’s
operating costs. Please recommend the Museum Store to friends and neighbors.
The Christmas holiday period is a particularly dangerous time on the roads. Not
preparing for your trip or ensuring that your vehicle is ready could increase
the risk of an accident or roadside emergency. The following
prepared to help you face the hazards of winter motoring.
Sutter County Museum - Children's Program and Open House
Put aside some time in your hectic holiday schedule for a time-honored special event
at the museum. The Children's Program and Open House takes place on Sunday,
December 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Christmas stories are read, followed by the merry
(and sometimes outrageous) music of John Carter. Cookies, hot cider and punch are
served. Carols on the player piano lend a festive air, and the Museum Store is open
for last minute shopping. This free event is open to children of all ages and is a
delightful holiday family time.
Christmas Events at the Sutter County Museum - Volunteers Needed!
The Sutter County Museum is hosting a range of Christmas events this year with a little
something for everybody. Volunteers are especially needed to help out with the
Decoration Day, December 2
We need volunteers to arrive at 9:00 a.m. to help decorate the Museum with fresh greens
and decorate the big tree.
Hors d'Oeuvres Day, December 3
Volunteers are asked to meet at the Veteran's Hall across the street from the Museum at
2:00 p.m. where they will learn to create wonderful hors d'oeuvres with Chef Steve Richardson.
Trees & Traditions Day, December 4
Trees & Traditions is a
festive gala that many people say is one of the top holiday events our community offers.
Enjoy a festive evening with elegant hors d'oeuvres, champagne, wine and beautiful holiday
music by the Mark Ensemble. The event takes place from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30
and can be obtained from the Museum. Volunteers are needed to help serve food and wine.
If you are interested in volunteering on any of these days, please call the museum at 822-7141
or sign up at the front desk. Visit the
for more information.
Tips for Safe Holiday Travel
With the busy Christmas travel season just around the corner, Narinder Dhaliwal, Public
Health Program Coordinator and Nationally certified Instructor in child passenger safety
offers some safety tips
with buckling up.
Car accidents remain the leading cause of death for children under 14, with riding
unrestrained the single greatest risk factor for fatal injury. Some one in four children
under 5 are not buckled in, a survey shows.
Museum Toying Around Exhibit
The Toying Around exhibit is
up through Nov 28th and is comprised of a variety of vintage toys from the Museum collection.
To learn more about our Museum, visit the
Sutter County Museum Website
Safe & Easy Thanksgiving Cooking
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) provides
a wealth of information for consumers in preparing a safe, easy and delicious Thanksgiving
"Let's Talk Turkey, A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey"
is a new brochure that covers every facet of getting a turkey from the grocery store to the
dinner table and can be printed from the FSIS Web site: http://www.fsis.usda.gov
A fact sheet on the USDA site provides answers to common Thanksgiving-related food safety
questions, and can be viewed by clicking on
"Seasonal Food Safety"
Also available on the USDA site is
. Karen is a Web-based, automated response system that
answers typed questions about the safe handling, preparation and storage of meat, poultry and
Sutter County Election Results for the General Election
Family Intervention Team Foundation Christmas Adopt a Child/Family Program
Would you or your office like to do something this Christmas to help a family in our community?
The Adopt a Child/Family for Christmas program is a great opportunity for you and your co-workers
to do something that will really give you the Christmas spirit. Your involvement in this program
will make sure that a family in need from our community will have Christmas.
For information contact Bev Dal Porto at the Sutter County Children &
Families Commission (530) 822-7505 or Lt. Bill Ollar at the Yuba City Police Department
Museum Ornament Workshops
The annual Sutter County Museum Ornament Workshops are scheduled for November 4th &
17th, from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. The ornaments created from the workshops will be
displayed on the Christmas tree that is the centerpiece of the Museum Christmas decorations.
To learn more about our Museum, visit the
Sutter County Museum Website
2004-05 Flu Vaccine Shortage
Almost half of the nation's flu vaccine will not be delivered this year. Chiron, a major manufacturer of flu vaccine, will not be distributing any influenza vaccine this flu season. Chiron was to make 46-48 million vaccine doses for the United States. Because of this, Sutter County will not be offering flu clinics this year, and asks that persons seeking vaccination contact their medical care provider.
Due to the vaccine shortage, CDC is changing its guidance about who should get vaccinated this season.
Annual Family Intervention Team Foundation Toy Drive
The annual Family Intervention Team Foundation Toy Drive held at Butte Community Bank (1600 Butte House Road, Yuba City) will be held on December 8, 2004 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. All toys go to children being served by the Sutter County Family Intervention Team Foundation.
Sutter County Job Fair 2004
Sutter County Employment Services is having a Job Fair on October 23
, from 9:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m.
at Andros Karperos Middle School on Walton Avenue in Yuba City.
there will be Pre-Job Fair Workshops
to the event itself.
Funding of $60,000 for Early Literacy Mini-Grants
The Sutter County Children & Families Commission has approved $60,000 in funding for
an Early Literacy Mini-Grant Request for Proposal. The Early Literacy Mini-Grant RFP will be
released on October 4, 2004 and Mini-Grant applications will be available on that date. The
deadline for application submission is November 5, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.
SACOG Blueprint Project Survey
Tell us how you feel the region should grow!
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is asking the public to participate
in an online survey
as part of the Blueprint Project. The results received from the
survey will be incorporated into public feedback about Blueprint. Specifically, SACOG wants
to learn about the public's response to the Draft Blueprint Preferred Scenario, SACOG's
proposed roadmap for the future. The Blueprint Scenario emphasizes moderate-density housing,
reinvestment in existing developed areas and a mix of land uses.
All survey answers must be received by Friday, December 3, 2004. If you have any questions about
this poll contact [email protected]
or (916) 340-6237.
Free Health Screenings for Children & Adults in Yuba City
The Sutter County Children & Families Commission
program will be
holding two screenings in the month of October. One on Wednesday Oct 13th at the Yuba
City Mall Community Room and one on Saturday Oct 23 at the Migrant Headstart building
in Yuba City. The screenings are for all Sutter County Children newborn through age
five and are absolutely FREE. There is no cost, no income restrictions, and no insurance
requirements at all. Bright Futures is a fun way to learn about your child's
health and development.
All children participating at each event are entered in a drawing for a Leap Frog
educational toy and parents and children alike receive additional information and
participation gifts. At the Saturday October 23rd event the Sutter County Health
Department will have their health van on site and will be providing adult services.
"Sutter County is Cookin" at the 2004 State Fair
"Sutter County is Cookin" was the theme for Sutter County's 2004 State Fair
Exhibit. Sutter County was one of the 12 out of 44 exhibits that received a First Place
"GOLD" Ribbon. Along with the Gold Ribbon, Sutter County was also awarded three
This year's exhibit took us on a trip down memory lane with the sights and sounds of
the 1950's, when life was slower and easier.
Agricultural Commissioner - 2003 Sutter County Crop Report
We are pleased to announce the online publication of the Sutter County Agricultural
2003 Crop Report
Sutter County's gross agricultural production value for 2003 totaled $301,229,500, with Rice,
Peaches, Dried Plums (Prunes), walnuts and canning Tomatoes continuing as the leading agricultural
Previous year's crop reports
Ansel Adams - Inspiration and Influence
Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence
will open at our museum with a reception on Friday, August 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibit which will
run to October 3, 2004, examines Adam's photography in the context of the work of photographers
who influenced him and of those who became his spiritual heirs.
Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. Drew Johnson, Curator of Photography at the Oakland
Museum and curator of the exhibit will present a slide lecture.
Sutter County Website Again Ranked in Top-10
In a national survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government and the National
Association of Counties (NACo), Sutter County for a second year in a row was named in
the top-10 for the less than 150,000 population category. The survey identifies the
most technologically-advanced, cutting-edge county governments in the United States
that best utilize information technology to deliver services to their citizens.
County Museum Hawaiian-Maidu Exhibit - June 20 through July, 2004
This new exhibit runs from June 15th and
offers a glimpse into the lives of the Hawaiian-Maidu community here in Sutter County.
Many of you may have followed the local history of the Hawaiian-Maidu community in a recent edition of
the Sutter County Historical Society Bulletin. John Sutter brought a small group of native Hawaiians
with him when he arrived in California. They worked for him, inter-married and settled down locally.
California State Fair - August / September 2004
The California State Fair
Friday, August 20th and ends on Monday, September 6th (Labor Day). The fair, which is California's
largest cultural celebration, has a wide range of attractions and events for everyone including
traditional competitive exhibits, agriculture, home art, technological competitions, thrill rides, big
name entertainment and specialty foods.
Once again, Sutter County is participating in the Counties Exhibits competition which was originally
introduced in the 1870's. The People's Choice Award is presented to the County receiving the
most votes from fair-goers. So, we would like to encourage everyone to come and support Sutter County!
Please stop by and visit our booth.
West Nile Virus Alert - Fight The Bite!
West Nile virus is now in most of the United States. The most important way people become infected is through
the bite of an infected mosquito. You can reduce your chance of getting infected by avoiding mosquito bites.
People over age 50 have a higher risk for becoming seriously ill when they get infected with West Nile virus.
People under age 50 can also become sick, but it is less likely.
Men's Health Week - June 14 / 20, 2004
President Clinton signed the "National Men's Health Week" Act on May 31, 1994. The purpose
of Men's Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage
early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Of particular importance to us here in Sutter County, men in rural communities are at highest risk for
exposure to tobacco use, physical inactivity, high-fat diets, and encounter a greater degree of social,
economic and geographic barriers to prevention.
To address this growing men's health crisis in America, the
Men's Health Network (MHN) created Time Out for Men's Health™,
a national awareness campaign that offers free health assessments, educational materials and consultation
with a health professional for men at 15 events across the United States.
USDA Secretarial Disaster Designation
Sutter County has been included in a Secretarial disaster designation by the
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to agricultural losses
caused by adverse weather conditions that occurred from August 1, 2003 through
October 31, 2003.
WIC Works at the Farmer's Market
WIC, the Women, Infants, and Children program, is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. In an effort to increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables for Sutter County WIC participants, Sutter County WIC
provides vouchers for the local Farmers' Market during the months of June through August for purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Farmers' market coupons are available beginning during the month of June. Call your WIC office for information at 822-7224.
The California Department of Aging offers Farmers' Market coupons for eligible senior citizens as well. For more information, please call 916-486-1876.
Property Assessment and Tax Search Available Online
We are pleased to announce the ability now to search the Sutter County property assessment and tax rolls online.
You may search for property assessment and tax information by the Assessor Parcel Number (APN) or the street
address of the property. Assessment and tax information is available for the current and prior tax years.
Last fall the Sutter County Official Records Index search was released online. You can use this
online application to search the official records index and to order desired documents.
To conduct a search you can click on one of the links listed below. Similar links are also provided under Online Services in the Main Menu to the left.
Women's Health Month - May 2004
This marks the third year that the State of California, Office of Women's Health,
recognizes May as Women's Health Month
to raise awareness about significant women's health issues.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Office of Women's Health, celebrate
their fifth annual National Women's Health Week
, May 9th through 15th, to encourage women to take simple,
daily steps to live healthier lives.
Visit our Public Health page for
The Top Ten Health Tips
that we can make a part of our lifestyles on our journey to healthy living.
Sutter County Museum - Upcoming Exhibits
The Whole World's Watching: Peace & Social Justice Movements of the 1960s & 1970s
The social and political upheavals of this era - the period from the emergence of the Civil Rights
Movement to the end of the Vietnam War - were among the more significant events of modern American History.
The exhibit runs from April 8th through May 30th.
A program will be announced. Admission is free.
Living Healthy - Sutter County Style
for National Public Health Week is:
"Eliminating Health Disparities - Communities Moving from Statistics to Solutions". In conjunction with
National Public Health Week, April 5th-11th, Sutter County Human Services - Health Division is hosting a series
of activities and screenings in order to educate the community about what solutions are available and the programs
that are working to end disparities.
There will be a carnival
to promote good health and safety in the community. The Carnival will be held Saturday, April 3rd from 10-2 PM at Sutter County Public Health, 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle in Yuba City. There will be free games, prizes and activities for all ages. In addition there will be a "Walk for Fun"
event on April 5th, from 7-9 AM - The Mall,
The Public Health Outreach Mobile Van
will also be out in the community during Public Health Week from 2-4:30 PM at the following locations: April 9th - Munger's Market in Sutter.
Sutter County Election Results for the Presidential Primary Election
Be sure to visit the upcoming Sutter County Employment Services Job Fair on Saturday, April 3rd at the Andros
Karperos Middle School in Yuba City. For more details you can download the following flyer or call the information
number at (530) 822-7133.
Polling Place Lookup Now Available Online
Not sure where to vote on March 2nd? We are pleased to announce the ability to lookup your assigned Polling Place online.
Have You Registered to Vote?
The last day to register to vote for the March 2, 2004, Presidential Primary Election is February 17, 2004.
You can only register to vote in the county in which you reside.
Some helpful links:
Sutter County Museum - Upcoming Exhibits
Builders of California - Scenes Behind the Sojourners:
February 1st to March 12th
Guest Curator: Der Hsien Chang
The exhibit includes Chinese porcelain from Ms. Chang's collection as well as pieces from CSU, Sacramento and local collectors.
Other interesting items on display include photos from the Museum collection showing an early 20th century Bok
Kai parade and the retired lion from the Hop Sing Society, formerly used by the lion dancers in parades.
So you didn't get a flu shot - Are you doomed for illness?
"As you are most likely aware, the USA is experiencing a flu
season that is more severe than normal. Of all the common acute disease processes, I believe there are more misconceptions about the flu than any other illness."
Michael Kinnison M.D.
Sutter County Health Officer
Since the flu season typically goes through March, high-risk individuals who have not had their flu shot can still benefit from the protection of the flu vaccine.
Veterans Hall Reservations Now Available Online
We are pleased to announce the ability to reserve online the Sutter County Veterans Hall as well
as viewing the current availability of the facility.
Reservation requests for the Veterans Hall are administered by Facilities Management staff in the Sutter
County Public Works Department.