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Holiday Closure
December 26, 2006
On Monday, January 1st, most county offices will be closed in observance of the New Years Holiday.
Drive-Thru Flu Clinic
December 21, 2006
Sutter County Public Health was the site of Sutter County’s first-drive through flu clinic. The clinic was held on December 9 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Forty-one cars came to the clinic and sixty-seven vaccinations were administered. It was sprinkling on and off but the clinic was a great success!
Flu Shots Available
December 19, 2006
While supplies last… flu shots are available to everyone (all adults and children over 6 months of age) on a walk-in basis. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! A $5.00 donation is requested.

Walk-in mornings: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Walk-in afternoons: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Shots available Monday through Friday at the Sutter County Public Health Clinic. For information, please call: (530) 822-7240.

Holiday Closure
December 18, 2006
On Friday and Monday, December 22nd & 25th, most county offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday.
Safe Holiday Driving Tips
December 04, 2006
The Christmas holiday period is a particularly dangerous time on the roads. Not preparing for your trip or ensuring that your vehicle is ready could increase the risk of an accident or roadside emergency.

Car accidents remain the leading cause of death for children under 14, with riding unrestrained the single greatest risk factor for fatal injury. Some one in four children under 5 are not buckled in, a survey shows.

The following driving tips have been prepared to help you face the hazards of winter motoring.

Christmas at the County Museum
November 27, 2006
The Museum Store is being stocked with books and gifts just right for holiday giving. It's a great place to purchase unique gifts you won't find anywhere else. The Museum Store features the biggest inventory of history books in the area and lots of creative gifts for adults and children. The bonus is that every time you patronize the Museum Store, you are helping to support the Museum. Be sure to check out the many wonderful choices available.

The Sutter County Museum is hosting a range of Christmas events this year with a little something for everybody:

Decoration Day, December 7:
We need volunteers to arrive at 9:00 a.m. to help decorate the Museum with fresh greens and decorate the big tree. Everyone is welcome for as long as they want to stay. Wear casual clothes and bring gloves. Bringing hand pruners to trim branches is a good idea too.

We are also in need of evergreen clippings / prunings. Folks can leave them behind the Museum in the week prior to Decoration Day.

Trees and Traditions Day, December 9:
Trees and Traditions is a festive gala that many people say is one of the top holiday events our community offers. Tickets are $30 each and are available from Museum Commissioners and at the Museum - proceeds benefit the Museum. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be food, music and mingling.

Open House and Children's Program, December 17:
December 17th is the Open House and Children's Program. Free to all, it includes story telling, a performance by John Carter, cookies and cider. The event runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is free and open to all ages.

For more information, please call the museum at (530) 822-7141.

County Offices Closed for Holiday
November 09, 2006
On Friday, November 10, most County offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Adopt a Child / Adopt A Family 2006
November 03, 2006
The FIT Foundation Adopt a Child / Adopt a Family 2006 Christmas Program is underway. This is a very cooperative effort between the County and the Yuba City Police Department and referrals come from schools all over the county, county agencies as well as other agencies that work with families. The families are adopted by individuals, church groups, Beale AFB units, County and City departments and each year we serve at least 100 families.

If you are interested in adopting a family or proposing a family for adoption you need to get your information to Bev Dal Porto or call 822-7505 right away. This annual project makes the holiday much brighter for many of the families the County is providing service to. This effort is a great way for departments to celebrate the holiday.

Permanent Housing for Persons with Mental Illness
November 03, 2006
This week the Sutter Area Consolidated Housing Authority and Mental Health entered into an agreement worth $750.000 to establish permanent housing for persons with Mental Illness. The housing authority will provide the housing either in existing housing authority properties or will be purchasing new units. Mental Health will be screening and recommending persons to the housing authority to become occupants. Rents from the occupants will provide ongoing support of the project. It is hoped that this is the beginning of expanded opportunities for this group of disabled to have permanent housing at an affordable cost.

Remodeling at Mental Health is proceeding and a new medication room and nurse conference room have been created for the Inpatient Unit. Four new offices are being created in space formerly occupied by the adult day treatment program which will house physicians and clinical staff working on the inpatient unit.

Tall Order: Moving The Region Forward
October 25, 2006
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is asking the public to participate in the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for 2035 (MTP2035). This TALL Order event will consist of eight workshops held simultaneously throughout the region, linked together with technology to create a virtual regional-scale workshop for public input on the MTP2035.

For the second phase in public involvement, citizen planners are needed to help prioritize where to invest $30 billion in transportation funding for the next few decades. TALL Order Forums explore transportation, air quality, land use and leadership in the region.

The event occurs on November 16th, 2006 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Register online today or call Valley Vision at (916) 325-1634.

FEMA Preliminary Flood Insurance Study
October 04, 2006
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) produced a Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study Report for Sutter County (Unincorporated Areas).

The preliminary report along with the related maps are available on the Sutter County Public Works page. Follow the link below for further details.

2006 Flu Shot Schedule
October 02, 2006
Sutter County Public Health is hosting flu shot clinics starting at the end of October. Tetanus and pneumonia shots will be offered during the clinics as well. Tetanus shots require a fee of $15.00 and pneumonia shots require a fee of $10.00. Sutter County Public Health requests a donation of $5.00 for flu shots. If you have questions, please call: 822-7215.
Bright Futures Fall Health Festival
October 02, 2006
The Sutter County Children & Families Commission invites families with children age 0-5 to join us on Saturday, October 21st, 10am to 2pm at Brittan Elementary School in Sutter for the Bright Futures Fall Health Festival. Children will receive FREE Health and Development Screenings, the 1st 5 California Hands-On Health Mobile Activity Van will be there. The Sutter County Smiles Mobile Dental Clinic and the Sutter County Health Department Health Van will be there as well. There will be FREE activities, FREE Immunizations and loads of helpful information for parents. For information, call: 822-7505.
Get Out and Vote!
September 26, 2006
California's Gubernatorial General Election is November 7th. To vote you must be registered at least 15 days prior to the election date. October 23rd is the last day that you can register to vote for the election. If you have not yet registered to vote, visit Sutter County's voter registration information page or call (530) 822-7122 for more information. Remember to vote and let your voice be heard!

For your convenience, use our Polling Place Locator to find out where to vote.

Requests for Proposal (RFP) - Notice to Vendors
September 12, 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT sealed proposals shall be received for “Legal Process Services” until 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2006, by the County of Sutter, State of California, in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 1160 Civic Center Blvd., Suite A, Yuba City, California 95993, at which time they will be publicly opened. The “services” are more particularly described in the specifications and related documents, which may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Division at (530) 822-7473 between 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday or by visiting our website at www.suttercounty.org. Vendors utilizing mail services are encouraged to have packages delivered two business days prior to the proposal opening in order to allow for internal mail sorting, routing and delivery. Further, packages submitted via Fed Ex, UPS, or other carrier service shall be enclosed in an envelope clearly marked “PROCESS SERVICES PROPOSAL”. It is the responsibility of the vendor to ensure proposals are in the custody of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at the designated time of opening. No late proposals, or proposals submitted via facsimile (fax), shall be accepted.
Sutter County Wins CSAC Achievement Award
September 07, 2006
Sutter County has won an Achievement Award from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for its Mobile Dental Project, Sutter County Smiles. This project is a joint effort of the Sutter County Children and Families Commission, Peach Tree Clinic, and the Yuba City Unified School District. The project provides mobile dental services to children aged 0-6 at various sites throughout Sutter County. The goal of the project is to improve children’s oral health which in turn will lead to better school functioning for children in the first years of school.

The mobile dental clinic is stationed at school sites throughout the county Monday through Thursday of each week. Staffing includes a pediatric dentist, registered dental assistant, bilingual parent liaison and bilingual outreach coordinator. This year over 700 children have received care from this project with children averaging about 3 visits each.

The CSAC Achievement Awards are given each year to outstanding projects and this year 10 programs were selected from among the 202 entries to receive the award. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of CSAC in November 2006.

SutterHelps Website Receives National Achievement Award
September 05, 2006
Sutter County Departments of Information Technology and Human Services received a coveted Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACO) at that organization's annual meeting in Chicago on August 7, 2006.

The award was granted for the development and implementation of SutterHelps.org, a Web-based information site which gives individuals an opportunity to see which of 16 eligibility-based programs they might benefit from. SutterHelps provides preliminary eligibility indication for programs ranging from School Lunch to Medi-Cal. This program is one of a kind in California and is available free of charge to users.

The program was conceptualized by staff from the Department of Human Services and created by staff from the Department of Information Technology. No outside consultants were used and the program runs on existing Sutter County equipment. Sutter County Supervisor Larry Montna was present for the award presentation and received the award on behalf of Sutter County and the two departments involved.

NACO Achievement Awards are granted each year to counties for innovative programs in 20 different categories. The 2006 awards were granted to 97 counties representing 27 different states.

Holiday Closure
September 01, 2006
On Monday September 4, County offices will be closed for Labor Day.
At Work: The Art of California Labor
August 31, 2006

The exhibit runs for seven weeks, from September 1 to October 22, 2006.

Opening Program:
"Woodie Guthrie and His Times" with David Fenimore,
September 29 at 7:00 p.m.

The exhibit explores the artists and images of labor movements in California, delivering a powerful examination of labor history in our state since the turn of the 20th century. It takes the visitor on a journey from early events and conditions that led to the rise of organized labor to issues surrounding the farm workers' movements.

This exhibit tour was organized by the California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) and was produced by the California Historical Society and the S.F. State University Art Gallery.

CFC Survey - Tell Us What You Think!
August 29, 2006
The Sutter County Children & Families Commission currently funds programs that provide dental services, free health and development screenings, school readiness programs, pre-kindergarten programs, special needs services, free immunizations and a child behavior specialist for children ages 0-5.

The Commission is making plans for future funding and would like you to complete a short online survey which requests no personal information. Please go to the CFC home page and tell us what you think!

Requests for Proposal (RFP) - Notice to Vendors
August 21, 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT sealed bids shall be received for the purchase of “vehicles” until 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2006, by the County of Sutter, State of California, in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 1160 Civic Center Blvd., Suite A, Yuba City, California 95993, at which time they will be publicly opened. The “vehicles” are more particularly described in the specifications and related documents, which may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Division at (530) 822-7473 between 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday or by visiting our website at www.suttercounty.org.

Vendors utilizing mail services are encouraged to have packages delivered two business days prior to the bid opening in order to allow for internal mail sorting, routing and delivery. Further, packages submitted via Fed Ex, UPS, or other carrier service shall be enclosed in an envelope clearly marked “FY 06-07 VEHICLES”. It is the responsibility of the vendor to ensure bids are in the custody of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at the designated time of opening. No late bids, or bids submitted via facsimile (fax), shall be accepted.

Sutter County Awarded 1st Place Gold Ribbon at State Fair
August 18, 2006
SUTTER COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET, “Bringing the Farm to You” is the theme for the 2006 Sutter County State Fair Exhibit. The 20 x 20 open air market displays freshly picked fruits and vegetables that are grown in Sutter County which include locally grown pumpkins and gourds.

Fair goers can walk through the exhibit and see homemade canned jams and jellies, artifacts and a beautiful display of locally grown bottled honey.

The exhibit invites one to come in and sit down at the patio table or sit on the stools at the counter and have a home baked cookie or muffin with a glass of lemonade, or a Pepsi from the Vintage Pepsi machine. Locally grown Statice and Sunflowers enhance this award winning exhibit.

Sutter County brought home:

A First Place Gold Ribbon
A Ribbon for Best Agriculture Presentation
A Ribbon for Best Craftsmanship

The California State Fair is held in Sacramento and runs from August 11th through September 4th. Visit our award winning exhibit at the State Fair, and talk with our friendly volunteers to learn more about the exhibit and Sutter County agriculture.

Ready or Not, School's Back!
August 16, 2006
Just when we were getting used to the leisurely days of summer; it’s time for the kids to go back to school. As the summer winds down we leave behind memories of fun filled days with family and friends. Most kids wish summer could last forever. Parents on the other hand, may welcome the end of summer break. The entertainment ideas and money have just about run out and it’s now time get ready for school.

Ready or not, the time to buy new clothes, backpacks, notebooks, pencils, and other school supplies is here. The first school experience or the return to school can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Early preparation can help reduce stress, anxiety, and fear for both the child and the parents.

Sutter County 2005 Crop Report
July 31, 2006
Sutter County's gross agricultural production value for 2005 totaled almost $300 million with rice, walnuts, peaches, dried plums and almonds as the leading agricultural commodities. Industries directly or indirectly tied to agricultural industry returned over $1.04 billion to our local economy in 2005.

For the second year in a row, 2005 weather conditions were once again not conducive to agricultural crop production. Cold, wet weather in early-February prevented honeybee pollination of almonds thereby affecting yield; hot, dry and windy weather conditions in March during dried plum and peach bloom caused yields to plummet, and rain during early May split the fruit of the cherry crop thereby causing significant losses.

Market prices were encouraging for many crops such as almonds, dried plums and peaches (for those who had product to market), rice, (apiary) pollination services and cattle and calves.

Employment Services Job Fair
July 24, 2006
Sutter County Employment Services is having their Fall Job Fair on Sept 9, 2006 at Andros Karperos Middle School located at 1666 Camino De Flores, Yuba City from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our job fairs have become well known throughout the community for the variety of professions that are represented. There will be representatives from CalTrans, Home Truss, Big 5, Del Norte Clinic, Jeld-Wen Inc, Target, Sutter County Personnel, California Hwy Patrol, Colusa Casino Resort, Veolia Transportation, USDA Forest Service and many others. If you are a job seeker, come smiling and dressed and be ready to complete applications. The employers may be doing interviews on the spot!
CalWORKs Centralizes Location
July 18, 2006
CalWORKs is a welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by County Welfare departments.

Up to now, two halves of the same program (CalWORKs) have been operating from two separate locations. When the CalWORKs staff moves to the Holly Oak location on Aug 4th, the clients will receive all the cash aid eligibility services and employment assistance from the same location. The application will still be initiated at the Welfare building at 190 Garden Hwy, but the appointment will be scheduled for the Holly Oak offices at 539 Garden Hwy. Suite A or 543 Garden Hwy. Suite B. One location and one manager will allow Welfare to partner case services and improve communication.

Holiday Closure
June 30, 2006
On Tuesday July 4th, County offices will be closed for Independence Day.
Celebrate the Fourth Safely
June 27, 2006
Fireworks, swimming, and barbeques are plentiful during Fourth of July celebrations. Keep your loved ones from getting injured by fireworks during this year’s Independence Day events. Follow the Public Health safety tips and celebrate the Fourth of July safely.
West Nile Virus
June 27, 2006
According to the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California MVCAC only one human case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in California so far this year. The victim was in Kern County and had to be hospitalized. To date, WNV has been detected in 13 of California's 58 counties. In 2005, WNV killed 18 people in California and threatened the lives of hundreds of others with neuro-invasive diseases like West Nile-related encephalitis and meningitis.

Beginning on Tuesday June 27th, 2006 at approximately 8:45 p.m., the rural towns of Meridian and Robbins in Sutter County will be sprayed with ULV foggers weekly. Beginning Wednesday, June 28th, 2006, the towns and cities of Plumas Lake, Wheatland, Olivehurst, Linda, East Marysville, Tierra Buena, Live Oak and Sutter will also be sprayed with ULV foggers. Also, fogging will commence at approximately 8:45 p.m. Spray routes may not include every street, but are designed to reduce migrating populations of mosquitoes, targeting them just after dusk when they are most active. No route will last longer than 3 hours. Fogging will continue until a significant drop is seen in the mosquito population. The insecticide will be the chrysanthemum-based Pyrethrin.

Requests for Proposal (RFP) - Notice to Vendors
June 20, 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT sealed bids shall be received for the purchase of “Vehicles” until 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2006, by the County of Sutter, State of California, in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 1160 Civic Center Blvd., Suite A, Yuba City, California 95993, at which time they will be publicly opened. The “vehicles” are more particularly described in the specifications and related documents, which may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Division at (530) 822-7473 between 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday or by visiting our website.

Vendors utilizing mail services are encouraged to have packages delivered two business days prior to the bid opening in order to allow for internal mail sorting, routing and delivery. Further, packages submitted via Fed Ex, UPS, or other carrier service shall be enclosed in an envelope clearly marked “Full Size Sedan”. It is the responsibility of the vendor to ensure bids are in the custody of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at the designated time of opening. No late bids, or bids submitted via facsimile (fax), shall be accepted.

Lazy Days of Summer
June 12, 2006
The hot weather is here and that means we all want to cool off. Remember these safety tips for children and non-swimmers. These tips cover the areas of water safety, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heat stroke is a medical emergency and assistance from trained medical personnel is critical immediately. Call 9-1-1.

The following resources also offer valuable water safety information:

Tobacco Control Laws Workshop
June 08, 2006

The Sutter County Health Department commends local efforts to reduce tobacco sales to our youth. The STAKE Act (Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement) and Penal Code 308(a) are state laws that allow civil penalties to be levied on store owners who sell tobacco products to persons under 18 years of age. The STAKE Act requires that sellers of tobacco products check the ID of anyone who looks younger than age 18. Penal Code 308 (a) requires specific signage at points of sale and can assign a misdemeanor with fines and penalties to storeowners and clerks who violate the law.

The Sutter County Health Department, in conjunction with the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department, Yuba City Police Department, the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Office will present “Tobacco Control Laws That Affect Retail Businesses Workshop 2006” for local storeowners, managers and all clerks on Wednesday, June 21, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm, at the Sutter County Health Department Auditorium, 1445 Veteran’s Memorial Circle, Yuba City.

The main components of both the STAKE Act and Penal Code 308 (a) will be reviewed and discussed. The workshop is specifically for stores who are licensed to sell tobacco products. Seating is limited to 50 attendees. Call 822-7215 (276) to make your reservation by June 15th. Thank you for supporting the health of our youth in Sutter County.

Be Sure to Vote on June 6th!
June 01, 2006
Please encourage your family and friends to vote on June 6, 2006. The polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Where to go to learn about candidates and issues

  • Your “Sample Ballot” includes information on local candidates
  • Your Official Voter Information Guide from the Secretary of State includes nonpartisan information about each state proposition.
  • A shorter “Easy Voter Guide” is available at: www.easyvoter.org
  • Information about candidates from: www.smartvoter.org or from the various candidates and their Campaigns

Where to find your polling place

  • Look on the back of your sample ballot for the address where you vote or call the elections office at 822-7122
  • You can also use our Online Polling Place Locator.

New Electronic Voting Machines

World No Tobacco Day - May 31
May 25, 2006
In recognition of World No Tobacco Day, the Sutter County Tobacco Education and Prevention Program is celebrating by conducting a product exchange. We’re encouraging Sutter County residents and employees to bring their tobacco products or merchandise to the Sutter County Tobacco Education and Prevention Program office and we’ll give an anti-tobacco gift in exchange.

In addition, the Sutter County Tobacco Education and Prevention Program office will feature a display that will educate the people on the health effects of commercial tobacco products and the chemicals present in them. Free quit kits will also be available.

You are welcome to stop by the Sutter County Tobacco Education and Prevention Program office at 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City, CA 95993 or call us at 822-7215.

Holiday Closure
May 24, 2006
On Monday, May 29, most County offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Sutter County Wins Counties Care for Kids Award
May 15, 2006
Washington, D.C. The National Association of Counties (NACo), the voice of County Government in the nation's capital, has honored Sutter County, California, with the Counties Care for Kids Award for the county's Sutter County Smiles Initiative.

NACo presents the Counties Care for Kids Awards to highlight the critical role counties play in early childhood and school readiness, and to further develop the leadership of county officials across the country. The award was presented in conjunction with National County Government Week.

Women's Health Month - May 2006
May 02, 2006
The Office of Women's Health observes May as Women's Health Month to raise awareness of health issues that affect the lives of California's women and girls. Women's Health Month celebrates state, local and community efforts to enhance awareness of women's wellness and to encourage all women to take proactive steps to safeguard their health. 

To coincide with Women's Health Month 2006, Dr. Rosalie Pena will be giving a presentation on 'Managing Menopause' which will be held at the Sutter County Health Department Auditorium on May 23, from noon until 1:00 pm. Lunch will also be provided!

Seating is limited! Call Michele at 822-7215, ext. 240 to reserve a place.

A Thousand Words Art Exhibit
April 24, 2006
"A Thousand Words" is an exhibit of artwork presented by the students of the Art Department of Yuba City High School. It is a multimedia exhibit consisting of many different art forms and has been described as both vibrant and energetic.
Wear & Remembrance Vintage Apparel Fair
April 17, 2006
The 16th Annual Wear & Remembrance Vintage Apparel Fair will take place on April 22 - 23, at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds. Many antique dealers will be bringing their amazing variety of vintage clothing and accessories for purchase.

There will be collectible clothing, jewelry, textiles and accessories for ladies and gentlemen. A renewed interest in vintage dressing brings visitors from all over northern California for this event.

Requests for Proposal (RFP) - Notice to Vendors
March 27, 2006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT sealed submittals shall be received to negotiate a lease agreement between Lessee and the County of Sutter of a facility located at the Sutter County Airport until 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2006 by the County of Sutter, State of California, in the office of the Purchasing Division, 146 Garden Hwy, Yuba City, California 95991, at which time they will be publicly opened. The instructions and requirements are more particularly described in the specifications and related documents, which may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Division at (530) 822-7473 between 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday or by visiting our website.

Vendors utilizing mail services are encouraged to have packages delivered two business days prior to the bid opening in order to allow for internal mail sorting, routing and delivery. Further, packages submitted via Fed Ex, UPS, or other carrier service shall be enclosed in an envelope clearly marked “FY 05-06 LEASE AGREEMENT”. It is the responsibility of the vendor to ensure bids are in the custody of the Purchasing Division at the designated time of opening. No late bids, or bids submitted via facsimile (fax), shall be accepted.

National Public Health Week 2006
March 23, 2006
Sutter County Public Health Department will provide a wide variety of preventative health services to Sutter County residents during National Public Health Week, April 3 to April 9, 2006.

Among the activities planned are: a Quick & Healthy cooking demonstration, a Staying Healthy Today presentation for elders, a Fun Walk starting at the Yuba City Mall, and the Sutter County Public Health Annual Carnival.

Sutter County Library Closed from April 3 to April 18
March 23, 2006
Sutter County Library will be closed for two weeks, from April 3 to April 18 for a new carpet installation.

We apologize in advance for any inconvience - but we are also looking forward to our new carpet! Please feel free to check out additional books to get you through the two weeks we will be closed.

The book drop will remain open, and the library will be open for business again on Wednesday, April 19.

Tax forms are currently available at the library. From the dates the library will be closed, tax forms will be available in the lobby of the Sutter County Public Works Office at 1130 Civic Center Boulevard, Yuba City.

Register for a MTP2030 Workshop in your Area
March 03, 2006
The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a 23-year plan for transportation improvements in our six-county region. Based on projections for growth in population, housing and jobs, the MTP is key to the quality of life and economic health of our region.

Ensuring convenient access to jobs, school, entertainment, recreation and critical services such as banking, medical care and shopping will require a transportation system of roads, transit, bikeways and sidewalks to manage our diverse needs.

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is inviting the public to attend one of 16 community workshops being held within the six-county region from January to May 2006. Register now to attend a workshop near you. Registration is free and free food will be provided at each event. There will be local workshops in Marysville and Yuba City, on May 10 and May 17, respectively.

Toolbox for Tots - 24/7 on Comcast On Demand
March 02, 2006
Toolbox for Tots is now available 24-7 on Comcast On Demand. This is a free service to all Comcast Digital customers in the Yuba City – Grass Valley and Sacramento areas. Comcast will maintain the 8 most current shows and then rotate through the library during the off-season. Each show will be available for 60 days.

For information, call: (530) 790-3335 or email.

Bright Futures Spring Health Festival
February 23, 2006
Families with children ages 0-5 are invited to attend the Bright Futures Spring Health Festival.  Activities include:
  • FREE Health & Development Screenings for Kids
  • FREE immunizations
  • Sutter County Smiles Dental Screenings
  • Bicycle Rodeo
  • and more!

When:   Saturday, March 18, 2006
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
 
Where: West Walton Elementary School
1700 Camino De Flores
Yuba City
Map
 
Information Call: (530) 822-7505
Holiday Closure
February 17, 2006
On Monday, February 20, most County offices will be closed in observance of President's Day.
Free Parenting Workshops
February 14, 2006
The 2006 schedule of Parenting Classes / Child Development Behavior Workshops has been made available by the Sutter County Health Department and Children & Families Commission (CFC). These classes are free of charge but you are asked to register in advance. The next class in this series deals with the topic of Infant and Toddler Development. 

When:   Wednesday, March 15, 2006
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
 
Where: Sutter County Health Department Auditorium
1445 Veteran's Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA 95993
Map
 
Register: Call Sharen Dowdall at (530) 822-7215, ext. 229.
Free Immunizations for Sutter County Children
February 13, 2006
Free immunizations are now being offered to the children of Sutter County, ages newborn through the fifth year. No appointment is necessary. This service is funded by a grant from the Children & Families Commission in collaboration with the Sutter County Public Health Department. If you have any questions, please call 822-7215 or 822-7240
Recipe of the Month
February 02, 2006
Each month we will be providing you with a new and exciting recipe to try out at home! All these tasty treats come courtesy of Sutter County Health Education.

This first month's offering is a tantalizing chicken with cherry sauce. Surprise your loved ones with something different for dinner... follow our simple steps to a truly creative meal for all the family.

New Watershed Web Portal
January 20, 2006
In simple terms, a Watershed is a topographic container that is open to the sky: an area in which all surface waters flow to a common point. Its boundaries separate one drainage area from another.

Sutter County is a “confluence” or “receptor” County where multiple watersheds merge. There are nearly 100 watershed-related projects and programs being planned or implemented in Sutter County’s watersheds!

The new site provides locations, maps and projects, and information on what you can do for your watershed.

Precious Cargo: California Indian Cradle Baskets and Childbirth Traditions
January 20, 2006
This exhibition explores traditional beliefs and practices concerning childbirth and the use of cradle baskets, both historically and currently, among California Indian people. It is the first major exhibition to present cradle baskets in their cultural context through direct collaboration with contemporary California Indian weavers.


Family, Northwest California, 1900 - courtesy Peter Palmquist.

Opening Program:
Sutter County Museum,
Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Medicare Part D Coverage
January 17, 2006
Some individuals who are disabled or are Senior Citizens might be experiencing difficulty during the transition of pharmacy coverage from Medi-Cal to Medicare. The State of California has developed temporary coverage for those who are unable to obtain medications from Medicare. If you are a person with a disability or are a Senior Citizen and are eligible for BOTH Medicare and Medi-Cal and having difficulty obtaining medication you are advised by the California Department of Health Services to do the following:
  • Take your Medi-Cal card and Medicare drug card or Medicare acknowledgement letter to the pharmacy to assist them in billing
  • If you are concerned about the availability of this emergency drug coverage at your pharmacy please take a copy of the January 12 provider bulletin with you and show the pharmacy
  • If the pharmacy is confused they can go the web site of the State of California Medial-Cal Program and read the bulletin. This can be found at the Medi-Cal website
  • This emergency drug coverage process has been put into place to provide prescription drugs in those cases where the pharmacy is not able to obtain payments, eligibility, or the correct co-payment amount from the Medicare program
Changes in this program are anticipated as the Federal Government attempts to resolve the problems in this new effort.
Sutter County Library Literacy Group - Tutor Training
January 06, 2006
The 2006 schedule of Parenting Classes / Child Development Behavior Workshops has been made available by the Sutter County Health Department and Children & Families Commission (CFC). These classes are free of charge but you are asked to register in advance. The next in this series of classes deals with the topic of Infant and Toddler Development.

When:   Wednesday, March 15, 2006 from 6:00 pm
to 7:30 pm
 
Where: Sutter County Health Department Auditorium
1445 Veteran's Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA 95993
 
Contact: To register call Sharon Dowdall MA, MFT Child Development Behavior Specialist - SCHD at (530) 822-7215, extension 229.