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Computer Work Will Limit Sutter County Library Services on Monday
July 27, 2012
Due to the installation of new servers on a shared regional computer system, Sutter County Library will be offering only limited service on Monday, July 30.

Although the library will retain normal operating hours for Monday, there will be limited ability to check out materials. Records and accounts will not be available at the library or online.

Public computers will not be available for use on Monday.

The library is expected to return to normal operations on Tuesday, July 31.

Yosemite Book Signing at Museum
July 26, 2012

The Community Memorial Museum will present a book signing and program with environmental historian Dr. Jen Huntley, talking about her new book The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origin of America’s Favorite National Park. The public is welcome at the event on Thursday evening, August 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Huntley examines Hutchings’ role as leader of the first tourist expedition into Yosemite Valley in 1855, and as a tireless promoter of Yosemite and himself, who made Yosemite into a potent symbol of California’s post-gold-rush greatness. Although Hutchings has been viewed as an opportunist who exploited Yosemite and was written out of its history, Huntley explores the original history and views Hutchings as a “connector” whose activities, by extension, contributed to the Yosemite Valley being designated as America’s first federally-sanctioned park. She explores the power politics and culture wars of 19th century America’s emerging ethic of land conservation that gave birth to modern environmental movements.

Navneet A. Singh Joins Sutter County Counsel’s Office
July 25, 2012
Attorney Navneet A. Singh has joined the staff of the Sutter County Counsel's Office, which is responsible for representing the County in a wide range of civil matters.

Ms. Singh, of Yuba City, is a 2008 graduate of Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco. In 2003, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Chico.

She worked as a staff attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance in Marysville, as a Deputy Public Defender in the Yuba County Public Defender's Office, and as an associate attorney for Penney and Associates in Sacramento. She previously served as a law clerk in the Sutter County District Attorney's Office and the O'Connell Law Offices in San Francisco.

She is the secretary for the Board of Directors of the Yuba-Sutter Bar Association, and a member of the Sacramento Chapter of the South Asian Bar Association.

In addition to lawsuits related to planning, zoning, environmental law, code enforcement, bail bond forfeitures and tax matters, the County Counsel's Office represents the Public Guardian, Sutter-Yuba Mental Health, and Child Protective Services in court hearings about conservatorships, patient placement and treatment, and child custody matters. The office also represents County departments in employee disciplinary matters.

Volunteer Opportunity to Help Save the Yuba-Sutter Fair
July 24, 2012

Due to the recession, funding for County Fairs has been eliminated from the State of California budget.

In response, a non-profit foundation has just been formed to help the Yuba-Sutter Fair stay open and to continue to provide important opportunities for youth.

“Friends of the Yuba-Sutter Fair Foundation” is holding its first fund-raiser during the run of the fair, which runs Aug. 1 through Aug.5, and is looking for volunteers to help staff a booth.

Volunteers will get free admission to the fair.

For additional information, contact Regina Goody at 674-1280.