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Southern trailer-park gal makes good in Marysville

Feb 19, 2013

She labored in tobacco fields one North Carolina summer, just to buy a navy blue stitched-down pleated skirt she had spotted in a store window. At 13, Lynn Williams — formerly Mary Lynn Lominac — already had a taste for clothes far beyond her...

Farm work much easier with automated technology

Feb 7, 2013

For those who plant, harvest and process local farm products, the changes may appear to have been gradual. But in a single generation, global positioning systems technology and computerized automation has revolutionized many quaint, slow-moving local...

Party of one at Marysville event

Feb 6, 2013

Marysville City Manager Walter Munchheimer hopes turnout for the second of two scheduled “community conversations” will be livelier than the first. One person attended Wednesday’s talk at Covillaud Elementary School. Munchheimer, who took over...

Yuba City man fails to evade police with Feather River swim

Feb 6, 2013

A Yuba City man who was wanted by police in connection with several felony crimes was taken into custody after a brief pursuit Wednesday that ended with an attempted swim across the Feather River. John Thomas Robertson, 52, fled from police at about...

Marysville, police reach tentative contract agreement

Feb 5, 2013

Marysville and Marysville Police Officers Association have reached a tentative contract agreement after nine months of fractious negotiations, stalemates and legal complaints. Retroactive to Jan. 1, the new 18-month contract calls for an end to...

‘Ridiculous’ cost for spay/neuter in Yuba-Sutter

Feb 2, 2013

More local veterinarians will have to pitch in and help in order to combat persistent problems with stray and abandoned pets and feral cat colonies. That is the consensus among animal welfare advocates and rescue groups. Spay/neuter surgery prevents...

PBR bulls housed at Flying U Rodeo ranch

Feb 2, 2013

The penned bulls on either side of him don't care for company. Showboat's grumpy, his trainer says. And Jack Daniels After Party? "He don't like anybody," says Gene Melton, who manages Circle T Ranch & Rodeo of Keatchie, La. But Asteroid, the 2012...

Is Sutter County ready for spay/neuter rule?

Feb 1, 2013

With its human population nearing 100,000, Sutter County soon will be subject to a law requiring that pets undergo spay or neuter surgery prior to adoption from its animal shelter. The US Census estimates the county had 94,919 residents in 2010....

Good weather speeds animal shelter construction

Jan 28, 2013

Some lucky breaks in the weather have Sutter Animal Services Authority officials optimistic that the new animal shelter's construction can be completed by the end of July. The $5 million regional facility on Garden Highway in Yuba City will replace a...

AVID program prepares minority kids for college

Jan 27, 2013

As the oldest of four children raised by a single mother, Reyes Segura might have had a difficult time believing he could attend college. But while in middle school, the Yuba City High School student discovered a program called Advancement Via...

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