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Measure M Implementation
December 29, 2004
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
December 28, 2004
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 Moen.

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
December 09, 2004

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.

Holiday Driving Tips
December 07, 2004

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 driving tips have been prepared to help you face the hazards of winter motoring.

Sutter County Museum - Children's Program and Open House
December 02, 2004

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!
November 30, 2004

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 following events:

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 Museum Website for more information.

Tips for Safe Holiday Travel
November 17, 2004

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
November 12, 2004

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
November 12, 2004
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 Day meal.

"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:

A fact sheet on the USDA site provides answers to common Thanksgiving-related food safety questions, and can be viewed by clicking on "Fact Sheets". Select either "Poultry Preparation" or "Seasonal Food Safety".

Also available on the USDA site is "Ask Karen". Karen is a Web-based, automated response system that answers typed questions about the safe handling, preparation and storage of meat, poultry and egg products.

Sutter County Election Results for the General Election
November 02, 2004
Family Intervention Team Foundation Christmas Adopt a Child/Family Program
October 28, 2004

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 (530) 822-4673.

Museum Ornament Workshops
October 21, 2004

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
October 19, 2004

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
October 13, 2004

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
September 30, 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.

Note: there will be Pre-Job Fair Workshops  offered prior to the event itself.

Funding of $60,000 for Early Literacy Mini-Grants
September 27, 2004

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
September 24, 2004
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
September 17, 2004

The Sutter County Children & Families Commission Bright Futures 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
September 10, 2004

"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 Blue Ribbons.

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
September 03, 2004

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 commodities.

Previous year's crop reports are also available online.

Ansel Adams - Inspiration and Influence
August 10, 2004

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.

Program: 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
July 01, 2004
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
June 16, 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
June 09, 2004
The California State Fair begins on 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!
June 07, 2004
West Nile Virus - 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
June 02, 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
May 14, 2004
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
May 11, 2004

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
April 26, 2004

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
April 20, 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
March 23, 2004
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
March 16, 2004

The theme  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, Yuba City.

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
March 02, 2004
Sutter County Job Fair
February 27, 2004
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
February 17, 2004
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?
February 05, 2004
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
January 28, 2004
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?
January 16, 2004
"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
January 06, 2004
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.