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Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 a.m.
October 30, 2014

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 2 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.

Move your clocks back one hour at the resumption of Standard Time.

Contrary to popular belief, no federal rule mandates the observance of daylight saving time. Daylight Saving time and Time zones are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

‘Walnut Buying Period’ Announced in Sutter County
October 29, 2014

In accordance with Sutter County’s new ordinance to deter theft of commercial walnuts during the harvest period, Sutter County Agricultural Commissioner Mark Quisenberry has announced the official “Walnut Buying Period” starts Saturday, November 1, beginning a window period that will end April 30, 2015.

The Walnut Theft Prevention ordinance adopted this year by the Board of Supervisors prohibits the sale or possession of walnuts by non-processing walnut buying operations within the boundaries of Sutter County until the Agricultural Commissioner, in consultation with local growers, determines the harvest of the Chandler variety of walnuts has been concluded.

The ordinance was established to deter thefts from commercial walnut growers by creating a time frame for walnut purchases and the use of documentation to identify the growers of walnuts.

“For walnut buyers and sellers during this period, proof of ownership is a mandatory requirement of the ordinance, specifically a proof of ownership form approved by this office,” said Mr. Quisenberry. The form is available at the Agricultural Commissioner’s website.

There are more than 34,000 acres of walnuts planted in Sutter County, with a value in excess of $143 million. As the price of walnuts has increased, so have the thefts.

There are similar ordinances in place in Butte, Tehama, Glenn, and Yuba counties, and in several counties to the south.

Sutter County Haunted Health Fair
October 28, 2014

YUBA CITY (October 27, 2014) – Sutter County Public Health is hosting the 5th annual Haunted Health Fair Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Sutter County Public Department, 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City.

This is a free community event for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Family fun will include healthy and interactive games, prizes, face paintings, photo booth and much more. We encourage children and family members to dress in their best costumes. Hope to see you all there!

For more information, please call (530) 822-7215

Don’t Wear Decorative Contact Lenses
October 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Ron Chapman, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer, today warned consumers about the risks associated with wearing decorative contact lenses without proper consultation with an eye care professional.

Decorative contact lenses are non-corrective lenses that do not correct vision and are intended to temporarily change the appearance of the eye. Use of these lenses can carry serious risks, including permanent eye injury that may lead to blindness.

The Cost of Smoking in California
October 15, 2014

Every ten years, the Cost of Smoking in California report analyzes the economic burden of smoking, illustrating the costs associated with smoking-related illnesses and premature death. The study found the overall cost of smoking for California in 2009 was $18.1 billion. Included in figure are the direct healthcare costs and indirect costs from lost productivity due to illness and premature death. According to the report, in Sutter County alone, smoking costs our community more than $56 million every year.

Ebola Virus
October 13, 2014

The Ebola virus outbreak in Africa is on the watch list in the United States. While the possibility of infected persons entering the U.S. remains low, federal, state and local health departments and healthcare professionals and hospitals across the country are informed about Ebola and what to do if there is a suspected case. Healthcare and public health are on alert for any potential cases in the United States brought in by travel.

For more information about Ebola virus and the preparations to protect against Ebola, go to the CDC Ebola webpage.

Tundra Swan Exhibit at Museum
October 08, 2014

The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is hosting an exhibit about Tundra Swans now for a brief run in anticipation of the local Swan Festival that will take place on November 8th and 9th, 2014.

These large swans with a wingspan of 5 feet spend Spring and Summer in the Artic, where they nest and breed. After a migration of 3,000 miles, they follow the Pacific Flyway to winter in the wetlands and flooded rice fields of the Sacramento Valley. The exhibit, through photographs and text, follows the cycle of the Tundra Swans and includes a beautiful swan specimen.

The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Regular open hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call the Museum at 822-7141.

Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Sutter County
October 08, 2014

A bat found inside a home in Sutter County tested positive for rabies last week. The family has received medical evaluation and treatment to prevent rabies.

Bats are common everywhere in California and rabies infection is endemic in bats – meaning that there is always a percentage of bats that are infected with rabies. It is important to remember to take specific simple precautions to prevent the rabies to come in contact with humans, pets and domestic animals.

Rabies vaccine is an important protective barrier for pets and humans. All dogs, cats and pet ferrets need to have up-to-date rabies vaccines, even strictly indoor pets. Indoor pets have become infected when a sick bat gets into the house or garage and then exposed the people around them. Rabies vaccine is very effective in preventing rabies and eliminated dog and cat rabies in the United States in the last 50 years.

Notice of Public Auction Beginning November 15, 2014 of Tax Defaulted Property for Delinquent Taxes
October 07, 2014

Made pursuant to Section 3692, Revenue and Taxation Code

On September 9, 2014, I, STEVEN L. HARRAH, Sutter County Treasurer-Tax Collector, was directed to conduct a Public Auction sale by the Board of Supervisors of Sutter County, California. The tax-defaulted properties listed below are subject to the Tax Collector’s power of sale.

The sale will be conducted online at www.bid4assets.com, beginning on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. (PT) and ending on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by 1:00 p.m. (PT). At the discretion of the Treasurer/Tax Collector parcels remaining unsold at the end of the scheduled auction may be re-offered at a new sale scheduled to be held online at www.bid4assets.com beginning at 8:00 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. ET) on Saturday, January 24, 2015, and ending January 27, 2015. During this public auction, property will be sold to the highest bidder for not less than the minimum bid as shown on this notice. Due diligence research is incumbent upon the bidder. The winning bidder is legally obligated to purchase the item.