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Smoke-free Cars with Minors Law
December 28, 2007
YUBA CITY, CA – On January 1, California’s new “Smoke-free Cars with Minors” law will take effect which prohibits smoking in cars when youth under 18 years old are present, giving California the most comprehensive smoke-free car law in the nation. The law was passed to protect children in response to growing scientific evidence that smoking in cars exposes passengers to high levels of toxic secondhand smoke.
Holiday Closure
December 26, 2007
On Tuesday, January 1st, most county offices will be closed in observance of the New Years Holiday.
Holiday Closure
December 19, 2007
On Monday and Tuesday, December 24th & 25th, most county offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday. On Tuesday, January 1st, most county offices will be closed in observance of the New Years Holiday.
Help a Family in Our Community
December 05, 2007
Would you like to do something this Christmas to help a family in our community?

The Adopt a Family Christmas List is a great opportunity 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.

Each year donors from our community have provided toys, gifts, gift certificates and food baskets for Christmas dinners, boxes of non perishable food items and even Christmas trees. These donations make Christmas possible for over 100 families in our community every year.

To help with this years Christmas list call Bev Dal Porto at 822-7505.

Christmas Preparedness Wish
December 05, 2007
Most people believe that on the First Day of Christmas the appropriate gift to give is a Partridge in a Pear Tree. Well, the American Red Cross believes in building Disaster Resistant Neighborhoods during the Holiday Season.

To help you in purchasing stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts designed to make individuals, families and the homes they live in as safe as possible, the American Red Cross has put together the following recommendations for gifts for the Twelve Days Of Christmas.

Safe Holiday Driving Tips
December 04, 2007
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.

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.

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

Holiday Closure
November 21, 2007
On Thursday and Friday, November 22 & 23, most county offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Holiday Closure
November 09, 2007
On Monday, November 12th, most County offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.
Skin and Staph Infections
November 02, 2007
Staphylococcus aureus (staph) are bacteria that many healthy people carry on their skin or in their nose. Staph can sometimes cause serious infections like pneumonia, blood, or joint infections, and deep skin infections.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph that is not killed by penicillin and similar antibiotics. It causes skin infections especially among school children. Students, faculty and staff at schools should be sensitive to the possibility of disease transmission.

The California Department of Public Health has released information to address the concerns of the educational community in California about MRSA.

Daylight Saving Time Ends on November 4
October 30, 2007
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 a.m.

In the U.S., clocks change at 2:00 a.m. local time. In spring, clocks spring forward from 1:59 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.; in fall, clocks fall back from 1:59 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. The phrase "Spring Forward, Fall Back" is used to help people remember how to reset their clocks.

On August 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Beginning in 2007, DST now begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 11, 2007
News this summer that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled millions of toys after determining they contained excessive amounts of lead recently elevated the issue of childhood lead poisoning in the United States. In fact, the CDC estimates nearly half a million children living in the U.S. have blood lead levels high enough to cause significant damage to their health.

Despite the ever-threatening presence of lead in the environment today, lead poisoning is entirely preventable. To increase awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, Sutter County, is participating in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) October 21—27 along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

More information about preventing childhood lead poisoning is available from your local health department at 822-7215.

What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era
October 10, 2007
The traveling exhibit What’s Going On? – California and the Vietnam Era opens on Friday, October 12 with a reception and program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Memorial Museum in Yuba City. What’s Going On? provides a timely examination of the impact of the Vietnam War on California life and culture. Home to numerous defense contractors and military training centers, the state also served as the primary portal for both returning soldiers and Southeast Asian immigrants following the fall of Saigon. As the epicenter of the war’s home front, California became a hotbed of social and political movements that spread across the country.
2007-2008 Flu Shot Schedule
October 03, 2007
Sutter County Public Health is hosting flu shot clinics starting in October. Tetanus and pneumonia shots will be offered during the clinics as well.
  • A donation of $5.00 is accepted for flu vaccine administration.
  • A fee of $30.00 is required for Pneumonia shots.
  • A fee of $15.00 is required for Tetanus (Td) and Tdap shots

The Pneumonia shot is available to people 65 and older.

Tetanus shots are available for adults 18 years and older. Tdap shots are available for adults 18-64 years. Tdap protects against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (whooping cough).

Please call Sutter County Public Health at 822-7215 for more information.

Employment Services Job Fair
October 02, 2007
Sutter County Employment Services is having their Fall Job Fair on October 27, 2007 at the Andros Karperos Middle School, Yuba City from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our job fairs are always very popular, well attended and represent a wide variety of professions. There will be representatives from Wal-Mart, Del Norte Clinics, Colusa Casino Resort, Yuba County Sheriff's Department, Sutter County Sheriff's Department and many others. If you are a job seeker, come smiling and dressed and be ready to complete applications.
Public Safety Forum
September 26, 2007
Join Supervisor Jim Whiteaker and your neighbors to learn more about keeping our neighborhoods safe.

Protect your families and learn more about:

  • Flood Control Facts
  • Child Safety Programs
  • Fire Safety
  • Sheriff's Command Vehicle Tour
  • Office of Emergency Services
  • Levee District 1

When: Sunday, September 30, 2007 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Where: Happy Park (Off Pebble Beach Drive)

Refreshments will be served.
The Public Safety Forum is sponsored and paid for by Supervisor Jim Whiteaker.

View the Public Safety Forum Invitation.

Prescription Drug Discount Cards
September 26, 2007
Discount Cards Will Offer Average Savings Of 20 Percent Off Retail Price

Sutter County today launched a discount card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. The county has signed a contract to make free prescription drug discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage and are accepted at 15 of the County’s pharmacies. A national network of more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor the NACo prescription discount card.

View Inmate Details Online
September 24, 2007
The Sutter County Sheriff now provides online access to inmate booking information as an Online Service to the local community. Booking information, charges, bail, visiting hours and in most cases photos of inmates that that are in custody can be viewed on the website. Inmate booking information is updated throughout the day to provide details soon after they become available.

Details on visiting rules, services, the jail, and release procedures are also available on the new section of the website.

Jump Start to Read
September 24, 2007
Several Sutter County Public Health staff participated in the National Jump Start to Read Campaign yesterday. The campaign's purpose is to increase awareness of the importance of early learning. The focus is to engage more Americans in early learning activities that put children on track for success in school and in life. Jumpstart's Read for the Record is a national campaign designed to encourage thousands of children and adults to read the same book on the same day – September 20th. Events are held at schools, libraries, and homes.

The Sutter County Health Department's Maternal, Child and Adolescent Program set up a reading corner in the clinic on September 20th and staff signed up for reading times. Children waiting in the clinic were read the book "Ferdinand the Bull". The story is about a young bull that would rather sit and enjoy the flowers than fight in a bull ring. Sixteen children were read to and each received a copy of the book (provided by the Sutter County Library Literacy Program). The number of children participating in the event will be registered in the "Read for the Record" campaign.

For more information, visit the Jumpstart website

Photographic Exhibit at Sutter County Memorial Museum
September 06, 2007

The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County and the Yuba College Photo Guild presents: Recent Photographs. This stunning collection of work from local photographers runs from August 31 through September 28, 2007.

Photographs presented by the students of the Yuba College Photography Department.

Website Ranked in Top 10 for 5th Consecutive Year
August 30, 2007
Based on a national survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government, the Sutter County website was ranked 4th in the nation in the under 150,000 population category.

The annual study recognized hard work and innovation by measuring over 100 data points about online service delivery, infrastructure, architecture and governance models.

The staff of the County's Web Technologies Group is honored and gratified to have received this recognition for their efforts in developing the website. However, all the employees of the County truly receive this award as a vast portion of the information and services provided on the website are contributed by the various County departments. Sutter County continues to endeavor in delivering easier and better online access to information and services for its citizens and the surrounding communities in the region.

View the full details issued by the Center For Digital Government.

Sutter County Wins Gold at 2007 State Fair
August 22, 2007
Sutter County continues its winning tradition at the State Fair Counties Exhibits Competition, by taking home a Gold Ribbon and an additional Blue Ribbon for “Best Experience.”

The 2007 State Fair Exhibit represented a “General Store” a popular place in Sutter County where one could purchase the family’s essentials from fresh fruit and vegetables to a yard of cotton calico. It was a place where the children could buy penny candy and play stickball outside while their parents sit around the potbelly stove catching up on the latest gossip. Goods were on display inside, outside and hanging from the rafters. You might find the proprietor helping folks with their purchases, postmarking letters, or recommending a home remedy-all at the “General Store.”

Food Facility Inspection Reports
August 15, 2007
Environmental Health Services will make future retail food facility Inspection Reports available as an Online Service to the local community.

Facilities that have a permit to operate in Sutter County are routinely inspected for criteria that meets health and safety codes. The goal of providing inspection reports online is to allow potential patrons to review conditions that may exist at a food facility prior to visiting the establishment.

Currently food facilities are required to keep a copy of their last inspection report at the facility and make it available to customers upon request. As the community continues to grow we are seeing more health conscious individuals who are interested in knowing a little more about where they eat.

West Nile Virus Case Confirmed
August 10, 2007
Sutter County – A Sutter County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) infection, Dr. Michael Kinnison, Sutter County Public Health Officer announced [Press Release]. The Sutter County resident developed symptoms of West Nile fever. The resident was not hospitalized.

“This first positive WNV case reminds us to take extra precaution when spending time outside during dawn and dusk or peak mosquito activity,” Kinnison said. “The most important preventative step to take to protect yourself and your family from WNV is to apply an insect repellent that contains DEET when you plan to spend time outside, especially in the evening.”

Check out our West Nile Virus Fight the Bite page.

Photographic Exhibit by Local Photographers - Circa 1900
August 09, 2007
A new exhibit has opened at the County Memorial Museum and will run to the end of August. Admission is free. It highlights the work of local photographers and their subjects. The photographs are circa 1900 and they are from the museum's own collection. Please check the Museum website for opening hours or call 822-7141 for more information.

While some of these photographers stayed in business at the same site for years, others were more transient, moving from town to town and sometimes from state to state. Marysville hosted a long line of photographers who established a business there and then moved on as well as several who stayed for decades. With this exhibit, we hope to open a tiny window into the past when having your picture made was truly an experience.

Bi-County Elder Services Team or (BEST)
August 08, 2007
Through recent legislation, Proposition 63 passed and is now known as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). This act has allowed us to expand services to the mental health community. BEST serves those individuals who are older adults (60 years plus) with psychiatric disabilities who may be physically or geographically isolated, and determined to be unserved or inappropriately served in the Sutter and Yuba county area.

BEST is located in a variety of settings throughout Sutter and Yuba counties. We are working in collaboration with individuals and families, social service agencies, public health departments, the medical community, senior centers, law enforcement and senior housing entities.

Breastfeeding Awareness Month
August 08, 2007
In a recent proclamation, Governor Schwarzenegger proclaimed August 2007 as “Breastfeeding Awareness Month”. In the United States, “Breastfeeding Awareness Month celebrations include events and activities to raise breastfeeding awareness and to support breastfeeding mothers. These celebrations highlight the mission of La Leche League in our communities.

In 1995, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a Breastfeeding Policy Statement: "Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk" which states: "Human milk is the preferred feeding for all infants, including premature and sick newborns. It is recommended that breastfeeding continue for at least the first 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mutually desired."

For more information about breastfeeding support and assistance in our community, contact the Sutter County Health Department or WIC at 822-7224 and ask for a breastfeeding specialist. If you know of a local business that has been supportive of you or other breastfeeding mothers who have returned to work and continued to breastfeed, please send an email to Tina Lavy or call Tina at Health Education, 822-7215 (ext 276). The Health Department would like to recognize those businesses that have provided exceptional support to mothers who are working and breastfeeding.

California State Fair - August 17 to September 3
August 08, 2007
The County of Sutter is preparing for one of the most anticipated contests at the California State Fair, the Counties Exhibit. The Fair, which is California’s largest cultural celebration, begins on Friday, August 17th, and ends on Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day). It is being held at the Cal Expo fairgrounds.

The theme for this year's Sutter County exhibit is "A General Store". Two special characters, Fred and Arthur, will be appearing and their dialogue has been personalized so that it includes a bit of Sutter County history.

We are looking forward to a terrific State Fair – there are a wide range of attractions and events for everyone including traditional competitive exhibits, agriculture, home art and technological competitions, thrill rides, big name entertainment, and specialty foods. Please refer to the State Fair’s website for more information. We hope to see you at our County’s exhibit!

Multi-Jurisdiction Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
August 03, 2007
After months of data collection, public meetings, discussions, and recommendations, a plan was sent to the State Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approval. On Wednesday, July 25, 2007, approximately 15 months after the start of the process, we received notice that OES and FEMA had conditionally approved our plan.

The final step to having an approved Multi-Jurisdiction Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJMHMP) is for the governing bodies to approve the plan. Once approved, each participant can move forward with projects identified in the plan and request hazard mitigation project funds to assist in completing these projects.

By having an approved MJMHMP in place we can move toward an improved Community Rating System for Sutter County which will provide a reduction in flood insurance rates.

Approval Letter:

Draft Plan As A Single Document: Draft Plan Split Into Multiple Documents:
Sutter County 2006 Crop Report
July 06, 2007

Sutter County's gross agricultural production value for 2006 totaled $358,845,200 with Rice, Dried Plums, Walnuts, Peaches, Nursery Products and (processing) Tomatoes as the leading agricultural commodities.

For a third year in a row, natural disasters were not conducive to agricultural crop production. Freezing temperatures in late-February affected almond and walnut production. Unprecedented rainfall throughout late-winter and early-spring affected cultivation. Then record heat from July 8 to 28 resulted in devastating affects on almost every crop, including livestock, milk and apiary production. During this heat event temperatures soared over 100°F for thirteen consecutive days.

Market prices were however encouraging for many crops, either maintaining a fair return or showing an increased return especially for Kiwifruit, Walnuts, Beans, Rice, Watermelons, Tomatoes and (Apiary) Pollination services.

As summarized in this report, agriculture continues to be a valuable asset to Sutter County's economic base. Industries, such as banking, labor, marketing, transportation, and other services directly or indirectly ties to agriculture benefited appreciably as the agricultural industry returned over $1.26 Billion to our local economy in 2006.

Hot Weather Tips
July 05, 2007
The hot weather has arrived and reducing exposure to heat can keep you safe.

The following tips are recommended for protection against heat-related illnesses during summer and fall months:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Wear loose fitting cotton clothing.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim when exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Ask your doctor if you need to make changes to daily medications when exposed to high temperatures.
  • Keep electric lights down low or turned off.
  • Keep shades drawn and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.
  • Take a cool bath or shower periodically.
  • Keep in contact with your family and friends.


  • Perform unnecessary physical activity if you are outside or in a non-air-conditioned building.
  • Go out in the heat or direct sunlight whenever possible.
  • Eat heavy meals.
  • Drink alcoholic beverages, coffee and cola.
  • Use your oven.
  • Wait in, or leave anyone unattended in, closed cars or other vehicles because heat build-up exceeds tolerance levels very quickly. The result can be serious illness or death.


Sister Swing & Vintage Autos
July 02, 2007

Now an annual favorite, the Sister Swing & Vintage Autos event is making another appearance on Sunday, July 22. Those attending will be able to view the beautifully restored vintage autos beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served on the museum patio. The energetic performance of Big Band era music by those three lovely ladies, Sister Swing, will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light desserts will be served at intermission, and the music will continue until 9:00 p.m. The auto show itself is free. Concert/food tickets for this fun-filled evening are just $20.00 and are available at the Museum or from any Museum Commissioner.

Protecting Your Child From Drowning Hazards
June 11, 2007
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers about hidden drowning hazards for small children in and around the home. Recent data show that a third as many children under age 5 (an average of about 115 annually) drown from other hazards around the home as drown in pools.
Many of these deaths are associated with common household products. For example:
  • About two-thirds of the drowning deaths in the home, not including pools, occur in bathtubs. Some of these bathtub drowning deaths happened when children were in bath seats or rings.
  • 5-gallon buckets, often used for household chores, pose a serious threat to toddlers. Their tall, straight sides combined with their stability make it nearly impossible for top-heavy infants to free themselves when they topple in headfirst.
  • Toilets are often overlooked as a drowning hazard in the home. The typical scenario involves a child under 3-years-old falling headfirst into the toilet.
  • Spas and Hot Tubs pose another drowning hazard. A solar cover can allow babies to slip into the water while the cover appears to stay in place, hiding the child.
Childhood drowning deaths also occur in other containers that may contain liquids, including coolers, sinks, fish tanks and landscape ponds.

CPSC offers these safety tips to help prevent childhood drowning deaths in and around the home:

  • NEVER leave a baby alone in a bathtub even for a second. Always keep baby in arm's reach.
  • NEVER leave young children alone or with young siblings in a bathtub even if you are using a bath seat or ring. Children can drown quickly and silently.
  • Keep the toilet lid down, and keep young children out of the bathroom when unsupervised. Consider placing a latch on the bathroom door out of reach of young children.
  • Be sure all containers that contain liquids are emptied immediately after use. Do not leave empty containers in yards or around the house where they may accumulate water and attract young children.
  • Always secure the safety cover on your spa or hot tub.
  • Learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) - it can be a lifesaver.
Free Tobacco Retailer Workshop
May 30, 2007
The Sutter County Tobacco Education Program is offering a free Tobacco Retailer Workshop “Tobacco Control Laws That Affect Retail Businesses" on Thursday, June 14th, 2007, from 3:30 – 4:30 at the Sutter County Health Department Auditorium.

The workshop is for managers and clerks who are employed by grocery and convenience stores that sell tobacco products. Presenters include the Yuba City Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office and the Alcohol Beverage Control Office. The workshop is at the health department on 1445 Veteran’s Memorial Circle, Yuba City.

All clerks, store managers and owners are encouraged to attend this informative session. The main components of both the STAKE Act and Penal Code 308 will be reviewed. Seating is limited to 50 attendees. Call 822-7215, extension 276 by June 8th to make a reservation. Thank you for supporting the health of our youth in Sutter County.

World No Tobacco Day
May 29, 2007
The Sutter County Tobacco Control program invites all smokers who are interested in quitting to come by the Health Department for a free quit kit.

For more information on World No Tobacco Day, please visit the World Health Organization website.

The Sutter County Tobacco Control Program has been working with property owner, Gene Accito within the last year to adopt smoke-free policies. We are excited to announce that four apartments in Yuba City have implemented smoke-free policies. Look for our add in the Appeal Democrat on May 30th and 31st congratulating Gene and Diane Accito for taking a step toward decreasing tobacco smoke for their residents.

To pick up your free quit kit or for more information, please stop by the Sutter County Tobacco Control Program office today at: 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City, CA 95993 or call us at 822-7215.

The Children's Summer Program Returns
May 23, 2007
The Children's Summer Program returns with a bang! The Sierra Muzzleloaders of Brownsville will set up camp in Howard Harter Park behind the Museum on Wednesday, June 20. Children will learn about the challenging lives of mountain men and the skills they needed to survive in the wilderness beyond the frontiers of early America. Some of the skills that may be demonstrated are firemaking, flintknapping, and the mechanics of muzzleloading guns. The mountain men will bring the trappings of their everyday life, and set up outdoor housekeeping as it might have been in the rugged mountains.

The program starts at 10:00 a.m., and refreshments will be served afterwards. There is no cost to attend, and no reservation is needed. Thanks to this great group of people that volunteer to teach children about a unique period of America's history.

Lead and Immunization Symposium
May 22, 2007
Sutter County Lead, Immunization and CHDP Programs will be presenting a Lead and Immunization Symposium on June 8, 2007 at the Sutter County Public Health Auditorium located at 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City.

Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Public Health Officer for the California Department of Health Services, Lead Branch will provide a presentation on Lead Poisoning Prevention and Sandra Jo Hammer, Nurse Consultant with the California Department of Health Services, Immunization Branch will present on the latest Immunization requirements.

Along with these prestigious speakers the Sutter County Lead Program will be conducting a Fingerstick Capillary Lead Training to educate medical staff on proper blood specimen collection procedures for lead testing. The Sutter County CHDP Program will present information on the newly approved LeadCareII system and the procedures required for CHDP Providers to become proficient along with State billing requirements.

This will be an educational and informative day which will benefit medical providers and staff as well as agencies who educate on these subjects. Download the flyer/registration form below.

New Museum Photographic Exhibit
May 22, 2007

The Sutter County Museum museum is pleased to present the stunning work of Rondal Partridge in the exhibit From the Byways to the Highways: Rondal Partridge Photographs California 1936 - 1969. It opens on May 18 and remains through July 8.

The six sections of California photos include early influences, California rodeo, rural Depression shots on location with Dorothea Lange, urban pastimes and politics, postwar expansion, and prosperity and pollution.

Partridge, a Berkeley octogenarian, looks at photography as a life of learning. There is an accompanying catalog, Quizzical Eye: The Photography of Rondal Partridge available in the Museum Store.

Plan Now for Extreme Heat
May 21, 2007

Sutter County officials are advising residents to plan now for the possibility of extreme hot weather this summer. Preliminary analysis of last year’s heat wave in California showed that most deaths were among elderly people who did not have home air conditioning or their air conditioner was broken. When temperatures reach 100 degrees or more an electric fan is not sufficient to cool a person adequately.

During a heat wave, if your home does not have good air conditioning, visit a friend or relative, or find another location in the community, such as a public building or a shopping center where the air conditioning is working. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.

Some Precautionary Tips for County Residents:

  • Drink plenty of water and fluids that replace salts and minerals lost through sweating (such as low-sugar sports drinks)
  • Stay indoors in an air-conditioned building, especially during the hottest part of the day
  • Pace yourself and avoid heavy exertion in the heat
  • Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing. Avoid hot foods and heavy meals
  • Never leave a person or animal in a parked car, even for a few minutes. Temperatures inside a vehicle can rise to dangerous levels in minutes
  • If you become lightheaded, feel confused or experience any other symptoms of heat exhaustion, get to a cool area until you feel better
  • Check in on neighbors, relatives and friends, particularly the elderly who may be isolated
$50,000 in Mini-Grant Funding Announced
May 18, 2007
The Sutter County Children and Families Commission would like to congratulate the successful School Readiness Mini-Grant Applicants. The Commission released $50,000 in Mini-Grant funding for this round of applications. Forty two applications from child care centers, preschools, daycare providers and community organizations were received totaling over $75,000. At the Commission meeting May 16, 2007 the commission awarded the allocated $50,000 of Mini-Grant funding to 29 of those applicants. The Commission will announce future Mini Grant opportunities on its website or you can call the Commission office at (530)822-7505.
Free Health and Development Screenings
May 17, 2007
Bright Futures offers FREE Health and Developmental Screenings to children in Sutter County under the age of 6. There are no income or insurance requirements. This screening event is a fun way for you to check on your child’s developmental progress and access parenting information and local resources.

The next Saturday Screenings  are being held at Brittan Elementary School in Sutter on June 9, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Bike to Work Day - May 18
May 17, 2007
Join millions of others on Friday, May 18 and ride your bike to work. Join us by leaving your car at home and cycling to work. And don't forget your helmet!

As part of National Bike to Work Month, Bike to Work Day is an effort to to get commuters to leave their cars at home for just one day and help reduce the pollution, ease traffic congestion and improve their health!

Celebrate Women's Health Month
April 27, 2007
The Office of Women's Health observes May as Women's Health Month to raise awareness of health issues that affect the lives of California's women and girls.

Women's Health Month celebrates state, local and community efforts to enhance awareness of women's wellness. The Sutter County Health Department's Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, in conjunction with WIC and the Perinatal Program, will celebrate Women's Health Month on May 16th at the Health Department Auditorium with a baby shower titled: "Inspire a New Beginning: You and Your Baby".

The above programs provide direct health services and education to pregnant mothers, new mothers and their infants. The baby shower will honor these new mothers with an event that provides information about having a healthy pregnancy, immunizations for newborns, breastfeeding and working, and nutrition.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 16th from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Sutter County Health Department Auditorium, 1445 Veteran Memorial Circle, Yuba City.

View the Shower Flyer 

For more information, call 822-7215 (ext. 276)

Criminal Threats Suspect in Custody
April 19, 2007

Wednesday April 19, 2007 11:15 PM


Suspect in Criminal Threats Case Turns Self In.


WMA- 28 years old
6’1” 190 lbs Brown eyes, short brown hair

On 04/19/2007 at approximately 9:30 pm, suspect Jeffery Thomas Carney turned himself into authorities at the Sutter County Jail in Yuba City. Carney was accompanied by his attorney and the attorney’s investigator. Sheriff’s investigators were alerted to the pending surrender by suspect Carney’s parents.

Carney’s surrender came on the heels of an intensive investigation conducted by the combined agencies of the Sutter County Sheriff’, Yuba County Sheriff, Yuba City Police, Marysville Police, Wheatland Police, Net-5 Narcotics team, Placer County Sheriff Special Investigation Unit, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Justice, and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) division of the Federal Government.

A great amount of cooperation was also provided by the school districts of both Sutter and Yuba Counties.

Carney has declined giving any statement at this time and had been evaluated by jail medical staff. Sheriff Jim Denney conducted a press conference at 10:30 PM officially notifying the media and public that this threat had ended. Suspect Carney is being held at the jail at this time for felony violation of making Criminal Threats and committing a felony while out on bail. His bail on previous charges occurring over the past two months was also expected to be revoked. An enhanced bail or no bail booking is being sought by the Sheriff’s Department at this time.

The investigation of all events surrounding this case is continuing and any persons with information on this case are asked to contact Sutter County Sheriff's Department.


Undersheriff J. Paul Parker – (530) 822-7307


Enjoy a Poem-Crazy Evening
April 13, 2007
Poemcrazy : Monday, April 16 @ 6:15 p.m. at the Sutter County Library. This event is sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant received from the James Irvine Foundation.

Susan’s book "Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words" was published in May 1996 by Clarkson Potter/Random House. The hardcover edition went into five printings, was selected by Quality Paperback Book Club and Writer’s Digest Book Club. The paper back edition came out in April 1997 and is now in its thirteenth printing. Poemcrazy is a Book Sense 76 Pick (Independent Bookstores) and though written for adults, is on the New York Public Library List of Outstanding Books for teens.

Child Care Planning Council Family Survey
April 12, 2007
The Child Care Planning Council of Yuba and Sutter Counties builds partnerships and collaborates with community organizations to help meet the child care needs of the community.

The Council is trying to get a better picture of families' needs for early education and child care services in our community. Please take a few minutes to complete the online Family Survey for the Child Care Planning Council.

Wear & Remembrance Vintage Apparel Fair
April 12, 2007

The 17th Annual Wear & Remembrance Vintage Apparel Fair will take place on April 21 - 22, at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds. Many antique dealers will be bringing their amazing variety of vintage clothing and accessories for purchase. The event is sponsored by the Community Memorial Museum.

There will be collectible clothing, jewelry, textiles and accessories for ladies and gentlemen. Come to buy, learn or admire. A renewed interest in vintage dressing brings visitors from all over northern California for this event. Refreshments available.

When:   Saturday, April 21, 2007
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday, April 22, 2007
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   Franklin Hall
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds
442 Franklin Avenue
Yuba City
Information   Call: (530) 822-7141
Kill The Bug Recycle The Jug
March 29, 2007
The Sutter County Agricultural Commissioners Office Presents: Kill The Bug Recycle The Jug

This program will allow agricultural producers an opportunity to recycle their properly prepared pesticide containers free of charge. There will be six Recycling Days throughout March, April, May, June, July, and August. Bring your properly prepared and sized containers to one of the listed destinations on the next Recycling Day.


  • March 30, 2007: Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Growers Ag Service
  • April 26, 2007: Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Bear River Supply
  • June 8, 2007: Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - John Taylor Fertilizer
Pending Dates:
  • June 28, 2007: Thursday - Growers Ag Service
  • July 30, 2007: Monday - Bear River Supply
  • August 27, 2007: Monday - John Taylor Fertilizer
Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
March 28, 2007
Sutter County, California and the incorporated communities of Yuba City and Live Oak are developing a comprehensive Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to better position resources in addressing potential hazards before they occur and to maintain eligibility for mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

We’d like YOUR feedback regarding this important document, which must be approved by each City Council, the County Board of Supervisors, the State and FEMA this spring.

The deadline for public comment on the draft plan is April 19th.

Sutter County... Take the First Steps to Better Health!
March 27, 2007

In celebration of 2007 Public Health Week, April 2 - April 8, Sutter County Public Health will be having numerous events throughout the community.

Mobile Van Outreach Events
Free Blood Pressure, Glucose, Cholesterol checks and information on programs and services will be provided for the community. The mobile outreach events will be at the following locations:

April 2:   Wal-Mart Parking Lot - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
April 3:   Hillcrest Catering Parking Lot on Julie Drive - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
April 4:   Sam Brannan Park - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Living Life to the Fullest

April 5:   A presentation, activity and cooking demonstration.
Yuba City Senior Center - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tobacco Education Scavenger Hunt for Youth

April 5:   Hosted by Sutter County Youth Tobacco Coalitions.
Yuba City Mall - 2:00 p.m.

Public Health Carnival
This fun-filled event will include Sutter County Public Health and many community agencies providing free services, information, healthy cooking, games, activities, and Child Behavior presentations for all ages.

April 7:   Sutter County Public Health - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
School Readiness Mini-Grants Now Available
March 26, 2007
A new round of Mini-Grants is now available for Day Care Providers, Day Care Centers and Community Organizations. Applications  are available at 1527 Starr Drive, Suite O, Yuba City. Please call 822-7505 for additional information.

Important Dates

  • Applications available March 26, 2007
  • Applications are due April 25, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
Paint the Earth Green
March 21, 2007
Community Memorial Museum Presents a new Children's Program, "Painting the Earth Green", on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:30 a.m. at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City.

Each child will learn about the important role trees play in the world as well as plant their own tree to take home with them. The special guest is Art Umland. Art was a forester with the National Forest Service and is recently retired.

Call the Museum at 822-7141 for reservations for the free program. Space is limited so reserve your child's place soon.

The Amazing Developing Brain Workshop
February 28, 2007
Please join the YCUSD School Readiness program for an informative workshop on Wednesday, March 21 from 6:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at the Yuba City High School Multi-Purpose Room.

Join presenter Patricia Wolfe to hear the latest research on the young child's brain and how it develops and learns. She will provide a clear explanation of the most educationally significant research developments (including sensitive periods of development) and discuss practical ways parents and teachers can enhance children's development.

For more information, call: 822-3207.

Children's FREE Health & Developmental Screening
February 23, 2007
Bright Futures will be at West Walton Elementary School in Yuba City on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bright Futures is a FREE Health & Developmental Screening program for children under the age of 6 in Sutter County. The screenings are a fun way to check on your child’s health and developmental progress and to access parenting information and local resources.

The event is FREE and there are no income or insurance requirements. Screenings include the following stations—Hearing, Speech, Health, Nutrition, Developmental Assessments-behavioral, cognitive, motor skills, Literacy, Dental and Vision.

Bright Futures is a program of the Sutter County Children & Families Commission. For more information, call: 822-7505.

Holiday Closure
February 16, 2007
On Monday, February 19th, most county offices will be closed in observance of Washington's Birthday.
Celebrating Dental Health Month
February 15, 2007
The Sutter County Dental Disease Prevention Program “Make It Sparkle” is celebrating by holding a dental fair.

Come join us on Thursday, February 22nd from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sutter County Health Department-Auditorium in Yuba City. There will be activities for kids, parent information, free dental screenings and a free raffle every 30 minutes! We look forward to seeing you.

Forgotten Photos at Museum
January 25, 2007
A nearly forgotten photographer, Clyde O. Taylor, photographed the people and events of life in our small community one hundred years ago. The photos lay in an old cardboard box until they were passed on to the museum by a distant relative of Taylor. This thoughtful gift opened up the world of the early 20th century in a way not seen before.

The exhibit called "Picture This: Marysville’s Forgotten Photographer", will remain at the Community Memorial Museum through March 16. Museum open hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

County Museum Book Signing
January 22, 2007
Please join us in welcoming the author of the new biography of John Sutter, Albert Hurtado. He will be at the Museum to discuss his new biography of John Sutter and to sign copies of the book.
County Museum - Love's Messenger Valentine Gift Bags
January 12, 2007
Look out... Cupid is drawing back his bow! Each year Valentine gift bags can be ordered now from the Community Memorial Museum in Yuba City. Each beautiful Victorian-inspired floral bag is full of goodies and gifts to share with your loved one. The cost is $25.00 which includes delivery on February 14 - delivery area is Sutter County and Marysville proper.

A sample bag is on display at the Museum. Extra bags, if available, may be purchased at the Museum on February 14th. For more information call 822-7141. All proceeds benefit Museum educational programs.

Holiday Closure
January 12, 2007
On Monday, January 15th, most county offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Child Behavior Workshops
January 03, 2007
The following classes are being conducted by the Sutter County Health Department and Children & Families Commission in Yuba City over the coming months. They will be held at the Sutter County Health Department Auditorium.