Month: September 2007

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Y-S educators say safety plans in place

Yuba-Sutter school officials said they are ready for an incident similar to the one that happened at Las Plumas High School on Friday. A 17-year-old student allegedly brought a gun to the Oroville campus and held students hostage in a band room until finally surrendering to police. A safety plan is in place and is…
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Good times at Lindhurst High

Lindhurst High School students celebrated their success in the classroom, kicking off a new program with a Renaissance fair in the campus quad Thursday. The Olivehurst school had its first of many planned events as part of its Renaissance program. The school has seen an almost 100-point gain in its Annual Performance Index scores over…
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Wreck snarls bridge traffic

A four-car collision injured one man and stopped eastbound traffic on the 10th Street bridge during rush hour on Monday. The collision happened around 5:15 p.m. and closed traffic while the cars involved were moved down to I Street to get statements. An unidentified male passenger was taken from the scene in an ambulance. A…
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Fire blackens Buttes

Lightning sparked a fire around the Sutter Buttes over the weekend that kept firefighters busy for more than 12 hours. The fire burned between 250 and 280 acres on the east side of Peace Valley, said Sutter Fire Chief Dan Yager. No structures were burned nor was there any injuries resulting from the blaze. Since…
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Reich says area ripe for performers

The theater is a very important part of Robert Reich’s life. He’s worked with Shakespeare in Oregon and Utah and the ballet in Sacramento. He’s just kept away from the spotlight. “I have no desire to get on stage,” Reich said. “I prefer to leave it to those who do it better than me –…
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UC chief visits Yuba County

University of California President Robert Dynes got a local first-hand look Friday at what agricultural research partnerships have done for the UC system and the state. Dynes’ tour stops in Yuba County included the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in Browns Valley and a Marysville-area rice field. Both reflected ongoing research at UC Davis’…
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Marysville tragedy remembered

Three two-by-four beams hold up what’s left of The Pink Trunk and what’s left of the apartment buildings above and behind it. One year ago, a mother and her 1-year-old daughter lost their lives in the fire that left the husk of a building that remains. Family and friends of Crystal Porter, 19, and Katelynn…
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Toys safe, child centers report

Even though Marie Childers didn’t have a list of the toys recalled nationally over the past three months, she was fairly certain the children at Kidz Time were safe from lead paint. More than 12 million toys have been recalled by Mattel and Fisher-Price because of safety concerns, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety…
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All fired up about Sutter County

Fire has been a lifelong fascination for Dan Yager. When he was about 5 years old and living with his mother in Los Angeles, he set a fire in their home. In a twist of fate, one of the firefighters who responded would later become Yager’s stepfather. “In my own sick little way, I brought…
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Don’t overlook Marcum-Illinois

Just before a blinking red light on Highway 70 is a brand new sign that might be the only glimpse of a small elementary school most people get. The empty parking lot out front and the dark windows make the campus look like it’s perpetually on vacation with nobody there. The quiet exterior of Marcum-Illinois…
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