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Holiday Closure
August 26, 2008
On Monday, September 1st, most County offices will be closed for Labor Day.
Sutter County Wins Gold at 2008 State Fair
August 20, 2008
Sutter County continued its winning tradition in the County Exhibit competition at the California State Fair with a Gold Ribbon this week for its Hollywood-themed, health-oriented, local produce-starring "Legendary Café."

It was the eighth Gold Ribbon in the last eight years of competition, a run which also includes a "Best of Show" in 2001.

Sutter County's 2008 Fair Exhibit depicts a Sutter County "juice bar" where locals go to enjoy "Legendary Smoothies and Snacks" prepared from locally grown fruits, nuts and vegetables.

In keeping with a general State Fair Hollywood theme, the Legendary Café features such fare as the Humphrey Bogart "African Queen" smoothie, made with an exotic juice blend with fresh strawberries and the James Cagney "Yankee Doodle Dandy" fruit and vegetable platter.

At the tranquil Legendary Café, you can sit outside and reminisce with old friends or pony up to the juice bar to watch classic, black and white movies.

Remarkable mechanical characters greet the patrons, including "Employee Of The Month" John Sutter, and a pair of informative—if somewhat cantankerous—Sutter County residents bemoaning the high cost of gas while revealing, and reveling in, Sutter County's unique history.

"It's like Disneyland in here," said one visitor last Saturday. "Are these real?" a girl asked as she rubbed a fresh ear of corn and eyed the bright-red, vine-ripened tomatoes.

Some two dozen fruit, vegetable and nut crops were on display, helping State Fair visitors understand that just about anything grows in Sutter County, where John Sutter created the first large scale agricultural concern in the 1840s.

Fairgoers can see the Sutter County 2008 Fair Exhibit in Building A of the Counties Building at Cal-Expo during the State Fair, which runs everyday through September 1.

Laura Poma, one of the organizers of the Sutter County Fair Exhibit, attributes a string of successes to the volunteers who design, build and staff the booth. More than 90 people are involved in all, and Poma said anyone wanting to be part of this annual creative opportunity to represent Sutter County is invited to call her at 822-7500.


 
Website Ranked in Top 10 for 6th Consecutive Year
August 13, 2008
Digital Counties Survey Winner 2008 Sutter County was awarded tenth place in the 2008 Digital Counties Surveys for governments with less than 150,000 population. The award recognizes counties across the U.S. that are using information technology (IT) to deliver high quality service to its customers and citizens, typically in the form of superior website development and the conversion of government processes into electronically enabled formats. Sutter County has ranked in the top ten consistently for the past six years.

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

This award reflects the important collaboration between County Departments and Information Technology in providing Internet services to County Citizens.

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New Yuba City Centennial Book at Museum
August 05, 2008
The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is proud to announce the publication of a new book about the history of Yuba City to observe the centennial year of the city’s incorporation. Yuba City, Our Home Town will be released on September 4, 2008 at a kickoff celebration at the Museum. This is the first history book of Yuba City to be published. The hardbound, coffee table quality book weaves the stories of Yuba City from a Native American village on the banks of the Feather River, through its settlement in July 1849, its incorporation as a city in 1908, up to the present. Historic photographs, vintage newspaper articles, and memories of its first citizens bring the stories alive. The book will sell for $29.95 plus sales tax.

The kickoff event on Thursday, September 4 will take place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Museum. A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting will celebrate the book’s debut. The first copy will be presented to the Centennial Mayor of Yuba City, Rory Ramirez. The authors, Julie Stark, Sharyl Simmons, David Rubiales and Carol Withington, will be available to sign books. All this activity is combined with an old-fashioned ice cream social to make a memorable celebration.

Yuba City, Our Home Town will be available at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County beginning at the kickoff event on September 4 and thereafter. The Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. 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. For more information, call (530) 822-7141.