For the third time, the Sutter County Board of Supervisors and the Active 20-30 Club of Yuba City-Marysville hosted the Public Business From The Floor High School Speech Contest. Seventeen students from five high schools participated in the Wednesday, March 28 event in the Board Chambers at the 19th century Hall of Records in Yuba City.
Under both the United States Constitution and California law, members of the public are allowed to petition their local government (as well as the state and federal government). At every local public agency meeting, the public has an opportunity to address the elected representatives about issues that are on the agenda, and any items they wish to discuss that are under the jurisdiction of the local government agency.
“This contest is specifically designed to introduce high school students to the opportunity of speaking up about issues of public importance,” said Board Chairman Dan Flores. “We’ve learned from the teachers at the various schools that students who have participated in this contest have remained engaged in civic matters. I believe this contest is not only unique, but valuable, in that it is an exercise in democracy, and the Board members really appreciate the input from the youth of the community. We don’t get enough of that.”
This contest, which will occur again in 2019, requires speakers to exhibit their general public speaking skills while addressing the Board of Supervisors about matters under the county’s jurisdiction, making a clear request of the Board of Supervisors, using facts and examples of their research, and adhering to the three-minute clock rule adopted by the Board of Supervisors (courts have determined that local public agencies are required to provide only a limited opportunity for public input during meetings, and therefore have the right to place a time limit on public comments so that public agencies can proceed with their noticed agenda in an efficient manner).
East Nicolaus High School’s Sophia Dunlap won first place and $500 for a speech on homeless issues. Sutter Union High School’s Harpreet Mahi won second place and $300 for a speech on mental health funding. Sophia Garcia of Yuba City High School, and Orrin Jones of Live Oak High School, tied for third place and won $200 each. Sophia gave a speech on recreation funding and Orrin gave a speech on future evacuations in the event of flooding.
Speech topics student safety at schools, speeding cars, use of fracking in extracting oil, expansion of food banks, expansion of public transportation to rural communities, drug addiction, and consumer education.
The 20-30 Club donated $1,200 in cash prizes. They have sponsored the cash prizes in each of the three contests so far.
High schools participating were Yuba City, River Valley, East Nicolaus, Sutter, and Live Oak. All high school aged students in Sutter County, including those at charter schools, were invited to participate.
Creating a Healthier Sutter
WHEN: Monday April 2nd
WHERE: Veterans Hall
1425 Veterans Memorial Cir.
Yuba City, CA
WHEN: Tuesday April 3rd
WHERE: Public Health Building
1445 Veterans Memorial Cir.
Yuba City, CA
WHEN: Thursday April 5th
WHERE: Veterans Hall
1425 Veterans Memorial Cir.
Yuba City, CA
For more information call (530) 822-7215
Event: Passport Day
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Sutter County Clerk Recorder
433 Second Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
The Sutter County Clerk Recorder is hosting a special event in Yuba City, California on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Avoid the $10 increase in Passport Acceptance Fees by coming in before Monday, April 2, 2018. Please contact Sutter County Clerk-Recorder to schedule your appointment by calling 530-822-7134.
U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.
To help our customers who may not be able to visit our office during our normal business hours, additional services such as certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, Fictitious Business Name Statements, Passport photos, issuance of Marriage Licenses and performing Marriage Ceremonies (by appointment only) will be available on this Saturday.
Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that flu activity in California is widespread and at levels usually seen at the peak of the influenza season. Health officials encourage Californians to get vaccinated.
“With the increase in influenza impacting many communities across the entire state, it is important to get a flu shot now if you have not done so already,” said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. “Although influenza season usually peaks between December and February, flu activity can occur as late as May, which means it is not too late to get vaccinated.”
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body to respond fully. Vaccine effectiveness does vary for the different strains and year by year. Data will be available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in February about vaccine effectiveness.
“Vaccination will prevent infection in a large number of cases. If disease does occur after vaccination, the vaccine can reduce the severity of flu symptoms,” said Dr. Smith. "Getting the flu shot is still the best way to protect yourself and others from flu.”
Come see the latest exhibit at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History. The exhibit opens January 13th, 2018, and is on display through March 11th. We’re holding an opening reception Friday, January 12th at 6pm. We’ll have wine, beer and nibbles, and it’s open to the public.
Some further information on the exhibit:
While many may think of tattoos as a recent trend, inked women have a long history in California. From the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows to the upper-class inked women who helped popularize the tattoo craze; visitors will discover the largely unknown history of women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts.
Inked women who come to see the exhibit will have the opportunity to add their own tattoos to the exhibit on our ‘Locally Inked’ wall, using an instant camera provided by the Museum. Just let our staff know that you want to add your ink to the exhibit!
The exhibit will also feature artworks from contemporary tattoo artists from Yuba City and Marysville, juxtaposing tattooing of the past with the inked women of today. Artists included work at To the Grave Tattoo, Heart n Soul, Righteous Ink, and Artistic Social Club.
Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy in partnership with the Hayward Area Historical Society and History San Jose.
Facilities that have a permit to operate anywhere in Sutter County–whether they are in the City of Live Oak, Yuba City, or the unincorporated area–are routinely inspected for criteria that meets health and safety codes by Sutter County Environmental Health. These inspection reports are published on the Sutter County website at www.suttercounty.org/facilityinspection.
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.