Month: July 2007

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Men don heels – and a dress

It’s not every day you see a man in a pink dress walking through the mall while pushing a wheelchair. But Rick Patterson shuffled his way through two laps around the inside of the Yuba Sutter Mall on Saturday afternoon to help raise awareness about sexual violence against women during Walk a Mile in Her…
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Literary lessons in Marysville

When is a bookstore more than just a bookstore? When it pulls in the past and hooks the community on writing. Amicus Books, at 413 D St. in downtown Marysville, has a give-and-take relationship with Yuba and Sutter counties. Kara and James Davis have owned Amicus Books for more than three years. They started in…
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Lovable puppies on parade

After three hours of waiting and whimpering, Houdini is still looking for a home. The black and white canine escape artist was one of 17 puppies still left after the Puppy Parade held at the Yuba County Animal Care Services shelter Saturday. Three more puppies will be ready for adoption by the end of the…
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Nurses begin vote on strike

Fremont-Rideout Health Group nurses began deciding Tuesday if they would strike over contract negotiations that they said have taken too long. The possibility of a strike took another step toward reality as union members began voting on whether to give the union the authority to strike. Voting will continue through Thursday. Before voting started, about…
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Yuba sex offender list on the Net

Yuba County residents can find local sex offenders on the Internet. OffenderWatch brings the Yuba County sex offender registry to the sheriff’s Web site. Residents can now enter their address and find any registered offender within a mile of their homes. Additionally, they can sign up for e-mail updates about additional sex offenders who move…
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Agencies’ hands tied on sex-offender law

Yuba and Sutter county law-enforcement officials are preparing to push sex offenders farther away from schools and parks, but they’re currently waiting for the state to tell them what they can do. Under Jessica’s Law, passed by 70 percent of California voters last November, sex offenders cannot live within 2,000 feet of a school or…
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Kelly Danna named chief at Sutter North

A Yuba City woman will take over as chief operating officer of Sutter North Medical Foundation. Kelly Danna will step into her new position on Oct. 1. She’s served as Sutter North’s chief financial officer for more than eight years and will succeed Tom Walther, who retired in July. Danna will oversee Sutter North’s business…
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Bus business booming

More people are catching a bus ride in Yuba-Sutter because of higher gas prices and programs finally coming into bloom, according to a system performance report. Fixed route and Sacramento commuter ridership has increased by more than 10 percent compared to last year, according to the 2006-07 report. Fare revenues increased by around 11 percent.…
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Summer Kids: Science goes wild

By the end of her extreme makeover, Sheila’s face was a melted mass of goo. The acetone didn’t take too kindly to her Styrofoam pores. The children watching wanted more nail polish remover added to her decaying face, but it was time to move on to the next experiement. Jordan “The Science Wizard” Reading brought…
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Wizards of Ozz

and Ashley Gebb The black masses rocked in unison as Ozzy Osbourne instructed his fans to “let the madness begin.” In his heavy eye makeup and black nail polish, Ozzy gripped the mic and howled out “Bark at the Moon” for his first song at Tuesday’s Ozzfest 2007. He gave animated performances of both his…
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