Month: August 2007

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Bingo drama in Marysville

Thursday mornings at the Marysville Senior Center bring an hour of drama as people wait to see which Ping-Pong ball could make them yell, “Bingo.” All it takes is 5 cents a card per game, and seniors can follow the swirling balls and cover the numbers that pop up on their cards. Winners collect the…
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Cooling (?) trend expected for weekend

A late-summer sizzle has kept Yuba-Sutter residents in a constant sweat, but relief is on the way, just in time for Labor Day. Temperatures reached 104 degrees Wednesday and are expected to stay above 100 degrees today, but will gradually drop to the low-to-mid 90s by Labor Day, according to the National Weather Service. The…
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Expert tours Wheatland, speaks out against bullying

Ten years ago this December, Bill Bond was greeting his students like he did every morning in the main lobby of Heath High School. When the Paducah, Ky., principal went to answer a phone call, he heard eight pops from the hallway. “I thought, ‘Please let those be firecrackers,’” he recalled. Instead, eight of his…
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Parade is a family affair

A day off from school has become a day for schools in Nicolaus to get a little help from the community while getting a little entertainment in exchange on Monday. The Nicolaus Labor Day parade will be celebrating its 16th year of raising funds for four schools in Nicolaus. The original idea was inspired by…
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Dog serves as Y-S woman’s ears

When the doorbell rings at Claudia Hollis’ house, be patient. Listen for the paws and the whine coming to the door and then running back. Chip needs to let her know you’re there. Hollis is hearing-impaired and has been since birth. Sometimes she hears voices in a conversation, but can’t make out the words. High-pitched…
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YC planning panel OKs car dealership sites

Plans to move John L. Sullivan Dodge Chrysler from Marysville to Yuba City cleared another hurdle this week. The Planning Commission on Wednesday recommended that the City Council OK a general plan amendment for what would be the new location for the dealership formerly known as Don McCullough Dodge Chrysler. The amendment, rezoning and development…
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Injured worker: ‘I’m still alive’

A Yuba City man was upgraded to serious condition Friday after a drilling accident at a natural gas well in Meridian. William Stanley, 30, had his femur broken in multiple places and his hip broken Thursday after getting wrapped in a steel cable when another worker slipped and landed on the controls of a sand-cable…
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College narrows search

Yuba Community College District officials have narrowed their search to three sites for the new Sutter County facility. The final possibilities are near Highway 99 and Eager Road, at East Onstott Frontage Road and Highway 99 or at Colusa Highway and Royo Ranchero Road. The new Yuba College site would include district offices and about…
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Blaze hurts man

A Yuba City house fire sent one man to the hospital and left a family homeless Tuesday night. The blaze broke out just after 6:30 p.m. in the home at 1908 Harbor Town Road. The fire was knocked down within five to 10 minutes of firefighters arriving, said Pete Daley, Yuba City fire operations chief.…
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Rideout adds new officers

Fremont-Rideout Health Group announced it had filled three positions Monday, including the administrator position at Rideout Memorial Hospital. Joe Avelino, 43, started work Monday at the hospital where he is expected to improve relationships between physicians and staff members, Fremont-Rideout spokeswoman Carol Ramirez said. He comes from Whittier Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles County…
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